Grapevine: Children’s Series presents Fred Penner on Saturday

Events & Happenings in the Greater Trail area and Lower Columbia region.

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• Saturday, Charles Bailey Theatre, 2 p.m. Teck’s Children’s Series presents Fred Penner. Legendary multi-media artist blends many genres of performing and communication. For info call the box office, 368.9669.

• Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. TSPA presents the West African Summit. Alpha Yaya Diallo fuses sounds of his homeland with modern compositions using contemporary and traditional African instruments.


• Saturday, Victoria Street in Trail from 1-2 p.m. for the Life Chain. Peaceful witness for the protection of preborn children. For info call Marty Makway, Rossland-Trail Right to Life Society, 364.2304 or 231.2465.

• Saturday, Warfield, 9 a.m. Webster PAC begins bottle drive pick up to raise funds for new intermediate playground structure. Bottles can also be dropped off at the depot. For information, contact

• Saturday, Ferraro Foods in downtown Trail, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., BBQ lunch by Webster PAC. Minimum $5 donation. All proceeds go toward new playground structure.

• Sunday, Highway 3A (by Canadian Tire) in Castlegar, 2-3 p.m. for Life Chain. Peaceful witness for the protection of preborn children. For info call Marty Makway, Rossland-Trail Right to Life Society, 364.2304 or 231.2456.

• Monday, Trail curling rink from 7- p.m. Open house hosted by the Monday night Trail Silver City Ladies Curling Club. Gather some friends and join the club as team or an individual. New curlers welcome.

• Tuesday, Fruitvale Memorial Hall, 11 a.m. Town Hall Meeting with BC Seniors Advocate. Seniors advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, wants to hear from seniors and their family members in Fruitvale and area. For info call 1.877.952.3181.


• Saturday, Royal Theatre 9:55 a.m. Met Opera Live in HD season kicks off with Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Soprano Anna Netrebko’s skills are on full display as Leonora, the heroine. Grans to Grans on site with baking to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, supporting African grandmothers raising orphaned grandchildren due to HIV/Aids. For info call Lisa Milne, 231.5672.


VISAC Gallery showing multi-artist exhibit featuring Atomic Sculptures by Howard Roo, metal worker and sculptor; joined by Tova Main, painter; and Rhandi Standford, illustrator. Show runs until Oct. 14. Community invited to see the gallery’s new look and learn about new fall programs and events. For information call Director Kristin Renn, 364.1181.


• Oct. 9, Trail Market on the Esplanade goes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

• Oct. 17, Cominco gym 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for Mothers Unite Garage Sale. Giant indoor sale of all items suitable for children from newborns to 12-year-olds. Call Trail Parks and Rec to rent table, 364.0888. Free entry for public to shop.

• Oct. 18, Rossland Miners Hall, 7 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee House. Final two shows, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20.

• Oct. 18, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents Amy. Incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse, in her own words.

• Oct. 24, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. for the John Welsh Band. Blend of Folk, Surf Rock, Reggae, and Latin music. Performance hosted by Rossland Council for Arts and Culture.

• Oct. 31, Trail Memorial Centre, free Halloween skate. Kids rink, disco ball, fog machine strobe lights and laser beams.

• Nov. 14, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. for the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra. Rossland council for Arts and Culture presents bluegrass, and roots music with influences from Flamenco and African percussion.

• Jan. 22, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. for Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble. An evening of Jazz in tribute to Dave Brubeck.

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