GRAPEVINE – Fiddlers close Music in the Park season

Events & happenings in the Lower Columbia


• Kootenay Savings Music in the Park’s final summer performance welcomes the Old-Time Fiddlers #9.  Tonight, 7 p.m., Gyro Park.

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



• 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 Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement hall of the St. Andrews Church on Pine St. in Trail.

• The Royal Theatre in Trail presents the Bolshoi Ballets series. The first production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” goes Sept. 11 at 1 p.m., and Sept. 12 and 13 at 6:30 p.m. The battle between white and black swan unfolds with savage grace in Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky’s haunting music traces the steps of prima ballerina Mariya Aleksandrova as she dances both Odette and Odile in this definitive production from the Bolshoi Ballet. Tickets are $24, adult,  $12, child (12 and under) only available at the door. Mix and match Ticket Pass – $144 – Choose eight shows from The Bolshoi, Met Opera or National Theatre Live, all for the price of six. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtimes. All Ballets are approx three hours. Call 231-5672 for more info.



• Author Dr. Art Hister of Global TV News is in Genelle Friday and offering tips on how to live a longer and healthier life – come be enlightened and entertained. 7 p.m. at the Genelle Hall. Tickets available at the Hall or at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Castlegar, $15.

• 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 summer meeting plans and any further information 693-2281.



• Beaver Valley Recreation is hosting a one-stop registration night at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall tonight between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Sign up for Beaver Valley Minor Hockey, the Beaver Valley Skating Club, BV bowling, library children’s programs, all BV Rec programs, and more.

• Rossland’s Seven Summits Poker Run will go on Sunday. The non-competitive ride runs over 36 km of big climbs and long descents and requires a good level of fitness and riding ability. Shuttle starts at 7:30 a.m. from the Rush Coffee Lounge at the Prestige Hotel. $45 entry fee, call Tyler at Revolution for more info, 362-5688.



• Kootenay Savings reprise of Family Movie in the Park goes on Sept. 9 in Haley Park. Enjoy Kung-Fu Panda 2 on the big screen, under the stars. Admission is free but movie-goers are asked to bring an item for the food bank. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and warm clothes. Movie starts at dusk.

• Warfield Recreation is hosting their “Welcome to September spaghetti dinner” at 5:30 p.m. in the Warfield Hall on Sept. 10. Tickets available at the Warfield Village office until Tuesday. Adults $8, Seniors $5, children six-12 $3, children under five free.

• The Senior Men’s 5th Annual RBC Bocce tournament goes on Sept. 11 at the Trail Bocce facility. Sign up by Sept. 9 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.

• Join the fun-filled family festival, aka Rossland’s Golden City Days, on Sept. 10 and 11. 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.

• 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. Registration is open for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk held each fall to raise funds for homeless and abused animals in B.C. To register and for more information visit Paws for a Cause will be held at the Birchbank picnic area on Sept. 11. Activites include a live band, dog agility demos, games, food and a silent auction.

• 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 Diamon, Sept. 15 at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Tickets $25.

• 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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