Grapevine: Fruitvale Christmas Craft Fair this weekend

Events & happenings in the Greater Trail area

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• Friday, Trail City Hall 11 a.m. Kootenay South Métis raise flag honouring Louis Riel Day. All welcome.

• Friday, Fruitvale Memorial Hall, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fruitvale Christmas Craft Fair. Kootenay crafters, baking and refreshments. Admission $2. Proceeds to Beaver Valley Library. Also runs Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Monday, Kiro Wellness Centre, 2 p.m. the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. For info, call 368.9827 or 365.6276. Please note: No December meeting.

• Wednesday, VISAC Gallery, 7-8:30 p.m. the LeRoi Community Foundation will be hosting a free Wills and Estates Seminar. Local lawyer Jessica Sperry form McEwan Law will present. For info, contact Louise McEwan, 364.1781 or email


• Thursday, Muriel Griffiths Room, 7: 30 p.m., Jazz at the Griff presents multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ronald Halliday & Friends.

• Sunday, Charles Bailey Theatre, 2 p.m. Teck Children’s Series presents Bouge De La (Bedtime) Choreographer Hélène Langevin explores four slices of life drawn from childhood.

• Sunday, Rossland Miners Hall, 6 p.m. door open for Joe Hill Coffee House. Performers: Peter Pii, guitar and tunes; Sparky Steeves; Max Hawk; VHS (Vic, Hannah, and Scott) debut; Kootenay Jack, good old country; Aaron Cosbey, ukulele; and Golden City Fiddlers. Always looking for new performers, no auditions. Call Les Carter, 362.5677 or email at for info.

• Tickets available for Elizabeth Shephard and Michael Occhipinti, Nov. 19 Jazz at the Griff. Show starts 7:30 p.m. 13 Juno nomination between vocalist and pianist Shephard and guitarist Occhipinti.

Standard and re-arrangements of popular songs and original compositions.


• Nov. 20, Muriel Griffiths Room, 7:30 p.m. Little Moths – True Short Stories Told Live. An evening dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Hosted by Almeda Glenn Miller. For info, call 368.9669.

• Nov. 20, Trail United Church, 6 p.m. Camp Koolaree 2nd Annual Winter Fundraiser. Pasta Dinner $15 and silent auction. For info, call 250.777.1499 or email

• Nov. 21, Trail United Church 5 p.m. for Kootenay South Métis Community dinner, honouring Louis Riel Day. Food, music, and dancing.

• Nov. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Yuletide Tea. Baking and crafts.

• Dec. 4, Waneta Plaza Centre Court, 10 a.m. start for Light Up the Hospitals Pledge Day. Live entertainment, runs until 7 p.m. Visit the Plaza or KBRH Health Foundation to make a donation, call 888-364-3424 for info.

Dec. 5, Trail United Church, 10 a.m. until noon., The U.C.W. host their Christmas Coffee Party at Knox Hall. Bake Sale and Toonie Table. Admission by donation. All welcome.