GRAPEVINE: Candle lighting at Trail United Church

Sunday, Trail United Church at 2 p.m. for the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting.

• Thursday and Friday, J.L. Crowe Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Triple Threat Productions and Steps Dance Centre present: Alice In Wonderland Jr: The Musical. Tickets at the door $7 for 12 years and under and $10 for 13 years and up. For info call Juliana at 521.1088.

• Saturday, 900 Spokane Street, the Trail Indoor Winter Market goes from noon until 4 p.m. Local vendors, baked goods, crafts, unique ideas and more. Call 368.3144 for info.

• Saturday, Fruitvale Memorial Hall at 6 p.m., Fruitvale’s ballet school “Studio Labelle Dance” hosts its Christmas recital. The girls are excited and would like to have a great turn out. All the costumes are hand crafted by Mrs. Labelle.

• Sunday, Trail United Church at 2 p.m. for the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. To light a candle for children who have died, that their light may always shine. Family and friends welcome.

• Monday, the Trail FAIR Office at 2079 Columbia Ave. hosts the Advocacy Centre, a program of Nelson CARES Society. Help for people with issues involving the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and landlord/tenant law. For info call, 1.877.352.5777 or contact advocacycentre@nelsoncares.ca for an appointment.

• Monday, Kids Christmas Light Tour starts at 6 p.m. The Nitehawks bus will pick you up at the Beaver Valley Arena parking lot for a ride into Trail to see the best lit spots. Following the tour, Christmas treats will be provided for each child and a photo with Santa. Cost is $5 per person, children must be 4 years old or older.

• Tuesday, Seniors Christmas Light Tour begins at 6 p.m. Join the trip around town to see the best lit spots. A bus will pick you up and return you to your pickup location, BV Manor 6 p.m., Mountainside Village 6:10 p.m. and Montrose Hall, 6:25 p.m. A stop for coffee, hot chocolate and a sweet at the Beaver Valley Manor following the tour.  Cost is $5 per person.

• Wednesday, Presbyterian Church at 5:30 p.m. for Christmas Dinner. Everyone welcome! Call to book seat 368-6066.

Gallery

• VISAC Gallery in downtown Trail now offering Small Treasures, fine art and crafts for Christmas gifts. Runs until Dec. 19 from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 364.1181 for info or visit visacgallery.com.

Upcoming

• New Year’s Eve at Trail Legion. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music by Party Party DJ Services, snacks, appies and party favours. Tickets $20 each, deadline Dec 22. Reserved seating available, ph. 364.1422 for more info.

• Dec. 19, Trail United Church doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the Camp Koolaree first Annual Winter Fundraiser. Live music, camp inspired dinner at 6 p.m. Silent auction and wine pull open until 8 p.m. To reserve tickets call 231.1088 or email julianajmarko@gmail.com.

• Dec. 20, 900 Spokane Street, the Trail Indoor Winter Market goes from noon until 4 p.m. Local vendors, baked goods, crafts, unique gift ideas and more. Call 368.3144 for info.

• Dec. 21, Rossland Miners Hall doors open at 6 p.m. show starts 7 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee House. Celebrate the holiday season with the Rossland Glee Choir; Aaron Cosbey; Daniel Chatron; J.P. Sykes; Max Hawk and Miche; Peter Pii Real and Jim Sinclair. Tea, coffee and goodies, proceeds in support of the Gold Fever Follies. Always looking for performers, no auditions. For information call Les Carter at 362.5677 or email retrac01@telus.net.

• Dec. 21, Royal Theatre at 9:55 a.m., the Bolshoi Ballet performs The Nutcracker. One of the greatest classics in the world. Iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

• New Year’s Eve at Trail Legion. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music by Party Party DJ Services, snacks, appies and party favours. Tickets $20 each, deadline Dec 22. Reserved seating available, ph. 364.1422 for more info.

• Jan. 17, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. E2 Experiments in Entertainment presents Cromoli Brothers. Written and performed by Nelson’s Lucas Meyers, sketch comedy, vaudeville and musical theatre ranging from poignant and political to the absurd.

• Feb. 7, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. E2 Experiments in Entertainment presents Till Death – The Six Wives of Henry the V111. Performed by Vancouver’s Tara Travis, one actress plays six queens, six love stories and six deaths.

• Feb. 27, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m., E2 Experiments in Entertainment presents Little Moths. Hosted by Almeda Glenn Miller, storytellers from across the valley will frighten, delight and enlighten with authentic stories from our region.

To submit an event email newsroom@trailtimes.ca.

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