Fiddlers serve up sounds in final Music in the Park tonight

This weeks listings include Music in the Park with the Old Time Fiddlers and the Trail and District Harmony Choir.


• The season’s final instalment of Kootenay Savings Music in the Park goes tonight with the always entertaining Old Time Fiddlers starting at 7 p.m. at Gyro Park.

• Join the Trail and District Harmony Choir. Celebrating over 25 years of music, the choir is tuning up for the 2012-13 season, bringing together residents of Castlegar, Warfield, Rossland, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, and Salmo to sing and perform a wide range of music. Directed by Audrey Bisset and accompanied by Maureen Lewis, the choir starts Wednesday and will meet each Wednesday until April, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Trail`s J. L. Crowe Secondary School in the Music Room. For more info phone 512-8021.


• The Royal Theatre has another scintillating line up of Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre Live and the Bolshoi and Royal Ballet performances on the marquee this season. Beginning Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and going through the end of March. Pick up tickets at the theatre box office or ask about the special $144 Mix and Match package, eight shows for the price of six.


• The current exhibit at the VISAC Gallery is “Our Voices, Our Objects,” a selection of works from the private collections of gallery society board members. The exhibit runs until Friday. Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, 2-6 p.m.


Getting it Right for BC Seniors encourages all residents to attend a free presentation by BC Ombudsperson, Kim Carter from noon to 2 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Learn about and support recommendations for improving B.C. seniors’ care. Optional lunch by donation at 11:30 a.m. Call 365-5077 or 362-5767 for more info.


• The Trail Market goes on the Esplanade every second Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If interested in selling your wares please call 368-3144. The next market is on Sept. 7.

• Celebrating 40 years of Golden City Days.  There are so many events in store for the entire family during the traditional weekend festival that you won’t be able to see them all. Enjoy children’s events and games, talented musicians, dancers, and singers, food and craft booths, sports events, the annual fall fair exhibits, pancake breakfast, parade, and so much more.  Look for schedules of events at Rossland businesses and plan to be in town for Rossland’s Golden City Days, Sept. 7-9.  We’ll see you there!

• Introducing a Drop-in Centre for Adults at the “AMP” – Alliance meeting place – 3375 Laburnum Dr. next to the Alliance Church. An informal place where adults meet to play games, do crafts, puzzles, have a coffee and socialize. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 1-4 p.m. Come for a few minutes or stay all afternoon.


• A role call is going out to all would-be actors over 14 years old as the Columbia Phoenix Players is holding auditions for its fall production of the “Phoenix Café,” a selection of short comedy plays. Register for auditions Sept. 10 in the theatre basement of St. Andrews Church, on Pine St. Trail (entrance from the alley). Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Three shows will be performed over November 23 weekend in the theatre basement. Phone 367-6365 or email for more info.

• The next Joe Hill Coffee House is coming Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Miners Hall.  Featuring local musicians, poets, and dancers as well as excellent refreshments and goodies, and a great atmosphere. The coffee house is a friendly place to perform, and to watch and listen with your friends, family and kids. Joe Hill welcomes new performers. Please call Les at 250-362-5677, or to appear on the show. Admission $3.

• The 32nd annual Trail Terry Fox Run hits the starting line Sept. 16 at Gyro Park. A non-competitive, participation event honouring Terry Fox and keeping alive his dream to replace cancer patients fear and pain with hope by encouraging cancer research in Canada.  Registration is available from 9 a.m. to noon.  The annual tug-of-war featuring teams from Regional Fire Services and Teck Emergency Services kicks things off at 9:30 am.  Mass start at 10 a.m.  Refreshments are provided and a Kiwanis pancake breakfast is available for a $4 donation.

•The West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet at the Kiro Wellness Center Sept. 17, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail at 2 p.m.  Guest speaker Ken Siemens will speak on “Through the Valley of Grief.”  Please feel free to join us. For further info, please call 368-9827 or 365-6276.

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