• Sunday Cinema presents ‘The First Grader.’ Set in Kenya, a proud old Mau Mau veteran is determined to learn how to read and write so he joins a class alongside six-year-olds to complete his quest. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m., admission $9.
• Visac Gallery presents “Mountain Peak Meditations,” by Nelson artist Bryn Stevenson. The powerful paintings reflect the “peace, power and divine sovereignty” of the vast Kootenay wilderness, Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m.
• Art and Craft show at the Waneta Plaza starts Thursday until Sunday. Call Helen at 368-9776 for more info.
• The Kootenay Gallery of the Arts in Castlegar is featuring ‘Young Visions 2011,’ a collection of over 100 works of art by school district 20 teachers and students. The exhibition showcases sculpture, paintings, photography and ceramics by artists from Rossland Secondary, J. L. Crowe and Stanley Humphries with an opening reception tonight at 7 p.m. The show runs until May 28, Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more info call the gallery at 365-3337.
• The ‘June Bugs’ play a melodic blend of bluegrass, folk, and contemplative originals, live at the Rossland Miners Hall tonight. Adults $12 in advance, $15 at door, children and seniors $5. Tickets at Out of the Cellar , Columbia Ave, Rossland Or Charles Bailey Theatre Box Office 368-9669. Doors open at 7:30 – concert at 8 p.m. Treats & beverages by Rossland Interact Club
• The annual Day of Mourning, to remember those who have died or were injured at work, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Worker’s Memorial in Trail.
• The Knights of Columbia Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year award will be presented to Laurie Ingersole at the St. Michael’s School gym on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
• Join the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club on their Columbia River Paddle, from Robson to south Castlegar on Saturday, May 7. Call 365-6056 for more information.
• Castlegar Garden Club’s annual plant sale will go Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Station Museum 400-13th Ave. Call 399-0077 for more info.
• Nominations are being accepted for the Beaver Valley citizen of the year. Forms can be picked up at the Villages of Montrose or Fruitvale offices. Deadline is Saturday.
• 2011 West Kootenay Camera Club’s 21st Annual Photo Show Competition is coming. Choose your best image in eight categories: nature – human interest – photojournalism – creative images – flowers – open category — portraits – architecture & old. Competition is open to all ages. Deadline Friday. Entry forms, Competition Rules & Regulations available at www.westkootenaycameraclub.com.
• Trail’s Safety Village invites parents and their children to participate in a free program that teaches bicycle and pedestrian safety and how to survive house fires all in a fun mini-village setup. Ages 5-8 program goes Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at the Trail Aquatic Centre 364-0888.
• The Italico Club of Trail will be hosting the Wine Festival Contest for all home vintners. Enter red or white from grapes or grape juice only from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14 at the Waneta Plaza. Contest winners will be announced at a Gala Banquet at the River-Belle that evening. Phone 368-3401 for more info.
• The last West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meeting will be held at the Kiro Wellness Centre, 1500 Columbia Ave. Monday, May 16, 2011 with guest speaker Lesley Anderton with a presentation on area wild flowers. 2 p.m. fodd and refreshments provided. Meetings will resume in September, call 365-6276 for more information.