GRAPEVINE – Meet the ‘61 Smokies Saturday


• Sunday Cinema presents “Father and Sons,” a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers, starring Jay Brazeau, Vincent Gale and Tyler Labine. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m. $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. Grand opening is Friday, 5-8 p.m.; public welcome (see or call 364-1181 for more information).


• Multi-award winning country artist Roy Clark brings his artistry and humour to Charles Bailey Theatre on Monday, 7:30 p.m., tickets $47.50. See related story, Page 2.


• The Trail/Castlegar Parkinson’s Support Group will be meeting on Monday (note change of date), at the Colander at 11:30 a.m. New members welcome, call 368-5179 for more info.


• “Spirit of ‘61” celebrates the Trail Smoke Eaters’ 1961 World Championship victory. Meet the players, enter a raffle to win a wool-replica ’39 Smokie’s jersey, and enjoy a special screening of “For the Love of the Game: A Century of Hockey in Trail B.C.” Royal Theatre, Saturday, 1 p.m.

• Italo Canadese Society dinner meeting for members and guests welcomes Bernadette Besso who will showcase photos of her animal adventures in Africa’s Kruger Park, Sunday at 7 p.m., everyone welcome.

• Scotiabank’s MS Walk is encouraging residents to rally behind the walk and sign up teams by Tuesday for the chance to win a pizza party from Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza. This year’s walk will go in the Cominco Gym on April 17. Register teams at

• Lenten Luncheon Series welcomes Brother Louis from the Catholic Church who will speak on “Conversations About Prayer” at Trail United Church, Thursday, March 17 from noon to 1 p.m.


• Rossland Sacred Heart Catholic Woman’s League is holding a St. Patrick’s Day Tea on Saturday, March 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall, $4.

• Rouge Gallery continues its music series with an evening of chamber music and fine wine. Selkirk Camerata members Wendy Herbison (violin), Vic Neufeld (violin) and Alex Nichol (double bass) perform a musical journey through history with Baroque and classical works. Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance $15 at the door.

• Monday, March 21, the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet at the Kiro Wellness Centre, 1500 Columbia Ave., Trail at 2 p.m. Guest speaker Esther Brown discusses diabetes. For info. call 368-9827 or 250-365-6276.

•The Rossland Eagles Auxiliary is hosting a borscht luncheon Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. to benefit Corbin Lew a 10-year-old Castlegar boy with a cancerous brain tumour. The luncheon is $6 or quarts of borscht and bread for $10. Contact Terry at 362-9562 or to pre-order or Noreen at 362-9070.

• Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year 2010 nominations are being sought; deadline April 1. The award goes annually to a Trail or Warfield resident who has an outstanding record of community service. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Warfield village office, Trail and District Public Library, and Kootenay Savings Credit Union offices in Trail, Warfield and Waneta Plaza.

• Trail and District Public Library welcomes Tanna Patterson-Z of Creston who will be reading from her novel, “Butterflies in Bucaramanga.” Based on the story of Creston driller Ed Leonard who was kidnapped by Columbian FARC rebels in 1998 and held captive for 105 days. Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.

• Red Mountain Resort is hosting “The Gathering” where the world’s best photographers and athletes descend on the renowned powder hole to celebrate the art of ski film and photography. Festivities start at Red, Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m. with a wine tasting. Go to for more info.

• West Kootenay Camera Club is taking entries for its 21st annual photo show competition until April 29. Categories include nature, human interest, photojournalism, creative images, flowers, open category, portraits, architecture and old. Competition open to all ages.  Entry forms, competition rules and regulations available at or contact Eileen at


The deadline for Grapevine submissions is 9 a.m. Wednesday. E-mail submissions to, or drop them off at the Times. Grapevine is a listing of non-sporting events open to the public for the coming week. Events for following weeks will run as space permits. Include the date, time, and place of your event, and where tickets can be obtained.