GRAPEVINE – Garter girls it kick up at first AGM


• Sunday Cinema presents “Funkytown.” Set in the disco era, a look at the life of a group of Montrealers who live fast and loose until their lives are changed by the politics of a separatist Quebec. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m., admission $9.



• Visac Gallery presents “Reflections of Light” by Catherine Wetmore, a Trail artist whose acrylic paintings employ a unique technique to draw out the light and beauty of Trail’s landscape. Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m., see visac or call 364-1181 for more information.

• Kootenay Festival of the Arts celebrates music and dance starting Thusday, April 7, and going to Sunday, April 17. A variety of musicians, dancers and vocalists will learn and perform for adjudicators during the 10-day festival culminating in the honours concert. See for times and venues.

• Visac is looking for artists to participate in the 2011 Art Walk for the Greater Trail area. Applications must be received by Friday and are available at Visac Gallery in Trail or at



• April is Daffodil Month so today, Friday and Saturday, Ferraro Foods in Trail and Rossland, as well as at Waneta Plaza, there will be bundles of daffodils for sale with funds going to find a cure for cancer and help those suffering from the disease.



• The Boomtown Heritage Arts Society (Boomtown Garter Girls) is holding its first annual general meeting. The group is open to new members who are energetic, committed and like to have fun as they perform throughout B.C. The meeting convenes Friday at 7 p.m. (1444 Cooke Ave.) in Rossland.

• The Trail Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders are collecting food Saturday for the Salvation Army Food Bank. The girls delivered paper bags along with notices to homes in Warfield and Tadanac. Food collection will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. The Salvation Army has asked for: pasta sauce, pork and beans, Kraft Dinner, canned mixed vegetables, one-litre cartons of juice, and one-litre containers of peanut butter, but any donation is appreciated.

• Strawberry tea and bake sale at St. Rita’s Parish Hall in Fruitvale on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. (1935 East View St.), admission by donation.

• St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland is hosting its annual Spring Supper on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. $35 per family or $15 adults, $10 children age 6-12, under six free.

• The Trail Wildlife Association is holding a membership meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Hotel with a fundraiser draw. Call Terry Hanik at 364-1838 for more info.

• The J. L. Crowe Leadership Team is hosting a family fun fair on Wednesday in the high school gym from 6-7:30 p.m. All families are welcome to enjoy games, science experiments and prizes for children as well as a hotdog sale. Admission is free but tickets must be purchased to participate in games.

• The Lenten Luncheon Series welcomes Baptist minister Rev. Ken Potter of Sanctuary, who will speak on “prayer” at Trail United Church, Thursday, April 7, from noon to 1 p.m.



• West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League presents Derby Does Dallas, a flat track derby film festival at the Trail Royal Theatre, Friday, April 8. A $10 ticket to the league fundraiser includes two derby movies and door prizes. No minors allowed at this licensed event. Tickets available at Gerick Cycle and Sports in Trail, RossVegas in Rossland, HTR in Castlegar, Skyway Hardware in Salmo, The Goods in Ymir and Phat Angel in Nelson.

Rosslanders can catch a ride on a shuttle bus, leaving the Steamshovel at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The deadline for Grapevine submissions is 9 a.m. Wednesday. E-mail to