GRAPEVINE: Local filmmakers debut ski movie tonight at Royal

"Passengers" premieres tonight at the Royal at 7:30pm


• Nov. 12, Muriel Griffiths Room, 7: 30 p.m., Jazz at the Griff presents multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ronald Halliday & Friends. Four-piece group takes jazz, blues and popular tunes to unexpected places. Includes drummer Jim Fike, Jason Thomas on bass, and guitarist Terry Alton.

• Tickets available for Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti, Nov. 19 Jazz at the Griff. Show starts 7:30 p.m. 13 Juno nominations between vocalist and pianist Shephard and guitarist Occhipinti. Standard and re-arrangements of popular songs and original compositions.


• Thursday, Royal Theatre, doors open 6:30 p.m. show, 7:30 p.m. for premiere of Passengers. A ski movie filmed and directed by local filmmakers Andre Nutini and David Peacock, narrated by Rob Sulman. Suitable for all ages. All proceeds going to the Trail & District Arts Council.

• Sunday, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents Grandma. Granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.


• Friday, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. e2 presents Chris ‘n Peter in The Mystery Of The Hungry Heart Hotel. Acclaimed show from three- time Canadian Comedy award winning duo Peter N’ Chris. Horror and mystery genre that pays homage to classic films with Peter and Chris, two hapless men who become stranded on the side of a spooky highway.

• Saturday, St. Rita’s Church, Fruitvale, doors open 1 p.m. for Christmas Tea & Bake Sale. Runs until 2:30 p.m. Admission $4, door prize.

• Saturday, Trail Seniors Centre, 925 Portland Ave. 2-4 p.m. dance to the music of Don Hollis. $2 admission. For info call 364.0960.


• Bill Edmonds: Talking to Strangers. Current exhibit of paintings inspired by pictures and online texts. Artist meet and talk Nov. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Runs until Nov. 21.For info call Director Kristin Renn, 364.1181.


• Nov. 13, 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 Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Nov. 16, Kiro Wellness Centre, 2 p.m. the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest: Christmas craft.  For info,  call 368.9827 or 365.6276. Please note: No December meeting.

• Nov. 18, 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

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

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.

• Jan. 14, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. The Clinton Swanson Jazz Trio. Original compositions and arrangements. Rob Fahie on acoustic bass, drummer Steven Parish join Swanson on tenor sax.

• Feb. 11, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Melody Diachun, the Art of Romance. Singer and her band explore timeless songs of love and lust. Tony Ferraro on drums, saxophonist Clinton Swanson, guitarist Doug Stephenson and Steven Spielman, acoustic bass.

• March 17, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Clinton’s Retro-Swing Band. Smooth vocals and charismatic ukelele of Brian Kalbleisch, eclectic and slightly eccentric arrangements of old tunes, newer tunes and never-heard-before tunes.

• April 7, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Laura Landsberg Quartet, Nelson singer presents Duke Ellington’s timeless compositions.