GRAPEVINE – Family movie night on Friday at Haley Park

Events & happenings in the Lower Columbia

Film

• Kootenay Savings reprise of Family Movie in the Park goes on Friday in Haley Park. Enjoy Kung-Fu Panda 2 on the big screen, under the stars. Admission is free but moviegoers are asked to bring an item for the food bank. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and warm clothes. Movie starts at dusk.

• Rossland Miner’s Hall features “The World Anew: Contemporary First Nations Film,” Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Bringing together short films by six filmmakers, The World Anew celebrates a multitude of First Nations identities in Canada, from documentary to narrative to experimental. This screening will be followed by a question and answer period with filmmaker Marilyn Thomas.

• The Royal Theatre in Trail is screening Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Friday to Sunday and Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Music

• Do you like to sing? The Trail Harmony Choir invites all who love to sing to join us. We practice on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:30p.m. at the J. L. Crowe music room. For more information call Liz at 512-8021.

• Cops for Kids benefit show presents a Tribute to the Stars. Featuring world class tribute performers Martin Edwards as Kenny Rogers, Pam Ferens as Patsy Cline and Jason Scott as Neil Diamond, Sept. 15 at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Tickets $25.

Theatre

• The Columbia Phoenix Players are holding auditions for their Christmas play, “Scrooge’s Christmas Carol,” a comedy based on the Dickens’ classic. The auditions go today at 6:30 p.m. in the basement hall of the St. Andrews Church on Pine St. in Trail.

• The Royal Theatre presents the Bolshoi Ballets series. The first production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” goes Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $24.00 Adult,  $12.00 Child (12 and under), only available at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show times. All Ballets are approx three hours. Call 231-5672 for more info.

•The Rossland Light Opera Players are holding auditions for their fall show, “Murder at Crooked House”.   Directed by Julie Crispin, this is a musical comedy with a twist.  Spooky, suspenseful, but mostly funny, this kinky spoof of TV’s “Private Eye” shows of the fifties features Hercules Porridge, the famous Hoboken detective. Read through happens Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and the auditions will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., both at the Rossland Light Opera Players Hall at 2054 Washington. Visit www.rlop.ca.

Health

• The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support group for parents and families who have lost a child, at any age from any cause. Please call Joan for information 693-2281.

Other

• Warfield Recreation is hosting their “Welcome to September spaghetti dinner” at 5:30 p.m. in the Warfield Hall on Saturday. Tickets available at the Warfield Village office until Tuesday. Adults $8, Seniors $5, children six-12 $3, children under five free.

• Join the fun-filled family festival, aka Rossland’s Golden City Days, on Saturday and Sunday. Pancake breakfast, inflatable fun park, climbing wall, parade, children’s acitivites, chain-saw events, food and craft vendors, outdoor stage entertainment, fall fair, and much more.

• The 24th Annual West Kootenay Toy Run takes off on Sunday. Registration and pancake breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at the Castlegar Complex. Registration is $10 or a new unwrapped toy. Everyone is welcome to attend; for more information email toy.run@shaw.ca or www.wktra.ca or call 365-7371.

• Animal lovers in the Trail area are urged to slide into their favourite pair of walking shoes and get moving to help a furry friend as the Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to raise funds for homeless and abused animals. To register and for more information visit spca.bc.ca/walk. Paws for a Cause will be held at the Birchbank picnic area on Sunday. Registration begins at 10 a.m., walk starts at 11 a.m.

• The Senior Men’s 5th Annual RBC Bocce tournament goes on Sunday at the Trail Bocce facility. Sign up by Friday at the facility or call Joe Bertuzzi at 368-9751 or 368-3727. $15 entry fee includes an Italian luncheon, prizes, entry gift and two games guaranteed.

Upcoming

• Colombo Piazza Day is holding its celebration on Sept. 17 from 11-3. The Sister of Colombo Lodge will have their Italian specialty food, music, magic, kid’s activities and more at the Colombo Piazza, 584 Rossland Ave.

• Rouge Music launches its second season of concerts at the Rouge Gallery with Winds of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as the opening concert Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 available at the Rouge Gallery in advance or at the door. Call 362-9609 for more info.

• Parkinson Society of B.C. is holding their Walk for the Cure on Sept. 17 at Gyro Park. Registration starts at 10 a.m. The society encourages individuals, businesses, clubs and organizations to get involved and raise funds to find a cure. Call 367-9189 to register and to obtain pledge forms.

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