GRAPEVINE – Novelist reads at Trail library

Events & Happenings in the Lower Columbia


• Sunday Cinema presents “The Way Back” directed by Peter Weir and starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess. The true story of Siberian Gulag survivors and their remarkable escape and trek across thousands of miles of hostile country during the Second World War. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m. admission $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. Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m., see or call 364-1181 for more information.



• 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, 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance $15 at the door.



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

• Yoga for Insomnia workshop offers relaxation and breathing techniques for those who have sleeping problems. Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. call Trail United Church to register 368-3225 or instructor Laurie Madison at 354-0269.



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

• Lenten Luncheon Series welcomes Major Heather Harbin from the Salvation Army who will speak on “Conversations About Prayer” at Trail United Church, Thursday, March 24 from noon to 1 p.m.

• 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.

• The SwingStations will be playing their big band ballroom dance music on Saturday, March 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Italo Canadese Hall. $14 ticket, call Ida Valana at 364-1420.

• The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre host the 12th Annual Fly Fishing Symposium, at the Castlegar Community Complex  Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free seminars, fly tying, door prizes, special guests and more.

• 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.

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.