‘Deck’ takes the stage Saturday at Rossland Miners’ Hall

Events include Deck, SwingSations, Colombo Lodge Founders Day Banquet, and the U19 Film Festival.


• Enjoy the critically acclaimed performance of “DECK: How I Instigated then Overcame an Existential Crisis Through Home Improvement,” playing at Rossland Miners’ Hall Saturday at 8 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at door.

DECK is a darkly hilarious take on the modern milieu of a small town, semi-urban environment.


• Trail Knights of Pythias present Ballroom Dancing to the big band sounds of “The SwingSationS” featuring a variety of dance styles for all ages.  Apr. 14 at the KP Hall, 942 Eldorado Street, Trail, from 8 p.m. – midnight. Advance tickets can be purchased at Mallard’s in Castlegar and Trail Coffee & Tea Co. in Trail.  Out of town guests can reserve tickets by calling 367-6115. Tickets $15.

• The Colombo Lodge Founders Day Banquet serves up a special evening of fine food and music courtesy of Renegade and with special guest speaker Bruce Lerose, president of the Law Society of B.C. at 6 p.m. Apr. 14. Tickets must be purchased by Saturday, Apr. 7 at Star Grocery, $42/person.


•  The U-19 Film Festival rolls off the reel Apr. 14 at the Royal Theatre. Join the filmmakers and paparazzi at the Big Red Carpet Event at the Royal from noon to 4:30 p.m. and enjoy door prizes, food, music and people’s choice awards as they reveal the festival winners, $5 admission.


The Alzheimer Support Group will be meeting Wednesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Lounge at Trail United Church.  Open to anyone caring for someone with dementia.  Call John at 368-6603 or Lou at 367-9958 for more info.


• Waneta Plaza’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt kicks off Saturday at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Then stick around for its Easter Bake Sale and help support the SPCA, Relay for Life, St. Michael’s School and Trail’s Roller Derby Team. For info call 368-5202.

• All are welcome to the Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday at 7 p.m. at Kerby’s Farm in Happy Valley, Rossland.   Service Leader Keith Simmonds of St. Andrews United Church will be joined by musical guests Janet and Terry Marshall.  Watch for signage.

• It’s time for action on poverty, join B.C. MLA, Jagrup Brar at the Trail United Church, for a talk on “Living the Welfare Challenge,” Tuesday, 5-8:30 p.m. For more info call 368-3225.

• J. L. Crowe is hosting Family Fun Night in the gym from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and invites young families out for a night of games, prizes, activities, science experiments, crafts as well as hot dogs and refreshments. Admission is free. For more info call 231-4615.

• Trail Middle School students in the KCLC woodwork programs have fabricated a number of cedar garden boxes.  The attractive boxes along with sawhorses and Adirondack chairs are for sale to the public. Help keep the program going and add some charm to your garden or deck – call 231-6979 for more info.

• The Trail Middle School is looking for interested parties to help start and maintain a Community Garden at the school.  Residents will work with the students in cultivating a healthy, productive and fun project for the community, call 231-6979 for more info.


• Get active support the Digital Mammography at KBRH Foundation, at the Zumbathon charity event Apr. 14 at the Cominco gym. Organize a team or come as you are. Call 364-3424 for more info.

• Help send local Beavers to Camp. Come to the Warfield Hall, Apr. 14, and browse children’s items including clothes, toys, gear, sporting goods, maternity and more. $2 donation at the door gets you a drink and a snack served by a Beaver. Tables are $15 each. Please call Katy Dunsmore by Apr. 12th at 368-9390 to book table.

• The Beaver Valley Rotary Club is organizing a Craft Fair at the Fruitvale Hall on Apr. 14. Admission is a toonie, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

• The  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet Apr. 16 at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail at 2 p.m. Tom McEwan will discuss the Hospice program. For further info, please call 368-9827 or 365-6276.

• The Selkirk Trio with Cellist Nicola  Everton , formerly of the Vancouver Symphony, Jeff Faragher in the Kootenay Symphony and Susan Gould a pianist from Godlen perform at the Rouge Gallery, 7:30 pm, Apr. 14. $15 tickets available at the Rouge Gallery.

• Join Michael Gifford for a special evening of music, as he passes the torch of the Joe Hill Coffee House to a new group of promoters, at 7 p.m. Apr. 15 at the Miners Hall in Rossland. $3.

• Columbia View Lodge’s Community Coffee Party and Bazaar goes Apr. 14, 1:30 -3 p.m. Ceramics, crafts, baking and refreshments are available.

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