GRAPEVINE: Kootenay Festival of the Arts starts today

Kootenay Festival runs from today until April 18

Health

• Trail Senior Centre, Portland St. 1:30 p.m. on April 19, the Society for the Protection and Care of Seniors holds its annual general meeting. Advocacy for caregivers will be topic of workshop preceding meeting. All welcome. Rides available. Call 362.5767 for info.

Other

• Attention all photographers: West Kootenay Camera Club‘s 25th Annual Photo Show requests submissions for entries. Drop off centres,  Kel Printing in Castlegar, Vogue Photography in Nelson and Doell Photography in Trail. Deadline April 29. For inform and entry forms visit westkootenaycameraclub.com.

• Today until April 18, Kootenay Festival of the Arts runs in three Trail venues. For schedule, visit kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca.

• Friday, Family Fun Fair at J.L. Crowe Secondary Gym from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Games and activities for kids, food and fun for the whole family.

• Saturday, Trail Legion from 1-3 p.m. for the ladies auxiliary’s spring tea. Tickets $3.50, door prizes.

• Saturday, J.L. Crowe grad class is having a bottle drive. Pickup curbside starts early Saturday morning, from Warfield to Waneta.

• Monday, Tickets on sale at Charles Bailey box office for Harmony Choir’s Spring Concert at 7 p.m. April 25.

• Monday, Trail Alliance Church, 6:30 p.m. GriefShare, a support group for those grieving death of another.

Gallery

VISAC Gallery showing, “Surface Treatments”. Exhibition highlights various techniques for adding pattern, texture and visual effects to pottery items, to enhance their appearance. Features work by members of the VISAC Pottery Guild, and continues last year’s “Pottery: Follow the Process.” Runs until April 24.

Film

• Sunday, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents Selma. The true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

Upcoming

• April 16, Selkirk College in Trail, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop. Better manage your pain by understanding pain and symptom cycle. Set realistic goals and learn problem-solving. Call 778.477.2966 or email Carol Sicoli at csicoli@uvic.ca. Workshop continues April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21.

• April 17, Trail Legion for a Spring Dance hosted by the Trail Lion. Proceeds going to sponsor an incrEDIBLE trail planter, and left over monies, to local charity.

• April 18, Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cinderella’s Closet hosting first dress drive and fundraiser. Beneficial to the girls attending the next event.

• April 18 and April 19, West Kootenay Archer’s spring shoot. Casino Road, Trail. Call 231.4241for info.

• April 20, Kiro Wellness Centre, 2 p.m. the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meets. Guest: Judy Kazman, Coloplast Rep from Vancouver. For further info, call 368.9827 or 365.6276.

• April 25, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7 p.m. for Harmony Choir’s Spring Concert. Annual event features six local choirs sharing spring repertoire. Classical, pop, folk and world music. Tickets on sale April 13. Call 368.9669 for info.

• April 29, Royal Theatre at 7 p.m. showing Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago. Partnering with Camp Koolaree with ticket sales proceeds going towards the camp. Established in 1931, Koolaree is a 137-acre camp located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Surrounded by beach, trails, mountains and lake, it makes for a true wilderness setting. Camps run July 8 to Aug. 8 for all ages. For information visit campkoolaree.ca.

• May 2, Knight of Pythias Hall in Trail, 6-8 p.m. the Mystic Dreams Belly Dance presents: the Unveiling. A belly dance performance featuring Mystic Dreams dancers and dancers from Castlegar, Grand Forks and Kelowna. Tickets $10, available from local belly dancers or call 521.0120 or email Lisa Keech at lkeech@shaw.ca.

• May 2, Charles Bailey Theatre. 2 p.m. for Cadence, from the Teck children series. Take a trip through time with Cadence as they cover over 100 years of vocal music in 50 minutes. Juno nominated quartet covers Gregorian chant, classical, choral, jazz, doo-wop, rock, and blues. High-energy antics and audience participation.

• May 31, Charles Bailey Theatre, 3 p.m. for the Steps Dance Centre‘s Stairway to Entertainment. Show features dancers ages 4-40. Call 368.9669 for info.

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