GRAPEVINE – May Days celebrates 100th anniversary

Galleries

• Check out “Decadents” works by the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).

The VISAC Gallery celebrates the 10th anniversary of the West Kootenay chapter of the FCA. This exhibition will host a variety of mediums and expert techniques from local artists. The gallery looks forward to a gala evening Friday from 6-8 p.m. Show goes to June 21, Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m.

• The Kootenay Gallery of the Arts in Castlegar is featuring ‘Young Visions 2011,’ a collection of over 100 works of art by school district 20 teachers and students. The exhibition showcases sculpture, paintings, photography and ceramics by artists from Rossland Secondary, J. L. Crowe and Stanley Humphries. The show runs until Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For info call the gallery at 365-3337.

Music

• One of today’s true innovators of guitar composition and technique is coming to Rossland’s Miners Hall on June 2. Co-presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, Don Ross is accompanied by wife, Brooke Miller, for a beautiful and intimate evening of acoustic guitar and song. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland or the Charles Bailey Theatre box office.

Health

• Bike to Work Week goes Monday to Friday, encouraging participants to register and help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Sign up online at biketowork.ca/kootenays.

Other

• Beaver Valley May Days is 100-years-old.  Come out to celebrate with us this weekend.  Friday evening will honour the citizen of the year at 7 p.m. at Haines Park and introduce new events to mark the centennial such as a frying pan throwing contest. Party-in-the-Park on Saturday starts at 5:30.  There will be a cake walk, a centennial cake cutting by special guests, live music and Karaoke hosted by “Freaky Frog Sounds.” Our concession and beaverian garden will be running all weekend.

Columbia Power Corporation will be offering free Guided tours of the Waneta Dam expansion four times on Saturday. All your old favorites are back with train rides, slo-pitch, fireworks, kids carnival, bingo, parade, poker tournament and lots more; something for the whole family in the Beaver Valley.

• May Days Three-on-three street hockey tournament needs teams. Open to all ages, sign up as a father and son team, invite friends, parents face-off against your kids, but register soon by calling 367-6316.

• Help out the SPCA at their Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday at 815 Glen Dr. in Trail from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Ever thought some of those Alder, or Mock Orange would look good in your yard?  Liked the Saskatoon berry pie your aunt made but not sure if the wild plants would take to your garden?  Eva Johansson is coming to town to help all those would-be gardeners get over their inhibitions about taking on wild plant propagation. The presentation iwill take place on Monday at 8pm at the Trail Senior Centre.  The public is invited free of charge. For more info call 365-5647.

Upcoming

• Poplar Ridge Pavilion is hosting a Garage Sale as a fundraiser for resident programming. The Garage Sale is on June 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lower patio by the administration offices at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. For info call 364-3489.

• The Strawberry Social is coming to the First Presbyterian Church in Trail June 4. Enjoy strawberry shortcake and gospel music while raising money to build a well for an African community. 2-4 p.m. only $3.

•The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors meets June 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Trail Seniors’ Hall (under Selkirk College-Portland St. entrance). Dr. Bruce Fawcett will speak on “Home or facility? Care for seniors.”

•District 12- Municipal Pension Retirees Association meets June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Castlegar. Guest Speaker from Johnson Inc. will offer information on travel and medical insurance. $10 lunch. Call Mary at 367-2225 if you plan to attend.

 

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