GRAPEVINE – Laura Landsberg trio at Gyro Park tonight

Event & Happenings in the Lower Columbia


• From July 22-Aug. 19, the VISAC Gallery presents “Bring It on Home” an exhibition exploring the colour “blue” in all its many faceted glory. The culture of blue is diverse: it can convey importance and confidence, conservatism and stability, love and trust. The exhibition runs 1-4 p.m. Monday to Saturday at the VISAC Gallery


• Music in the Park gets swinging tonight at 7 p.m. at Gyro Park with the Laura Landsberg jazz trio. Pop band TnT is the featured band next week.


• The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support group for parents and families who have lost a child, at any age from any cause. Three cell groups meet monthly: in Fruitvale, the last Monday of the month at 1p.m. 1414 Green Rd., in Trail, the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Trail United Church and in Nelson, the second Wednesday 7 p.m. at Mountain View Village. Please call Joan for summer meeting plans and any further information 693-2281


• The Gold Fever Follies celebrate 25 years by offering the Golden Ticket. Purchase a $30 ticket and gain access to the Rossland Museum and the Golden City’s rich mining heritage, a free dinner at the Flying Steamshovel and entry to the Gold Fever Follies. Show runs all summer from Tuesday to Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Rossland Museum, Rossland Pro Hardware and Out of the Cellar.


• The second annual Kids Triathlon heads to the starting line Aug. 13. Organized by Trail Parks and Recreation, the event is open to kids from age four to 12. Different categories compete in a fun swim, bike and run around the Aquatic Centre followed by a celebration luncheon. Parents welcome and needed to pitch in. Phone 368-6484 or 364-0888 to register or for more information.

• The Columbia Basin Culture Tour kicks off next month. Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event from August 13-14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Travel to studios and archives that aren’t normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go. Brochures are available at tourist information centres and participating venues. Visit the website at to view full artist/venue profiles. For further information, call the CKCA toll free at 1-877-505-7355.

To submit information or event to Grapevine, email or phone 364-1242 ext. 210.