• Thursday, Rossland Museum 7:30 p.m. for West Kootenay Road Runners Torch Light Ride. Ride starts 8 p.m. through Rossland, Trail, Fruitvale and ends at Beaver Valley Arena. Open to all motorcyclists. Torches $10, or two for $15. Proceeds to 2016 Rally in the Valley.
• Friday, Trail Market on the Esplanade goes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also runs Oct. 9.
• Saturday, Gyro Park 10 a.m. for Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty. Benefits Trail Regional SPCA branch. Entertainment, games, demonstrations, vendors, food and more. Walk starts 11:30 a.m.
• Saturday, Selkirk College Trail campus, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Stage Management Workshop. Register at the box office, 368.9669 or email email@example.com.
• Sunday, Rossland Museum, 9 a.m. the Dewdney Trail Heritage Society will meet for a work party. For info call Richie Mann at 250.362.9465.
• Sunday, Selkirk College Trail campus, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Directing Workshop. Call 368.9669 for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sunday, Jubilee Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for BC Rivers Day shoreline clean up. City of Trail supplies bags, gloves and a thank you lunch.
• Sunday, Gyro Park, 9 a.m. registration for Kidney Walk. 2.5K walk begins at 10 a.m.
• Saturday, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. Rossland Council for Arts and Culture opens new season with the Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Tickets at Out of the Cellar in Rossland, and the Charles Bailey Theatre box office in Trail. For info, visit rosslandartscouncil.com
• Sunday, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. the Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet.
• Friday, VISAC Gallery from 6-8:30 p.m. opens first show of the season. Multi-artist exhibit featuring Atomic Sculptures by Howard Roo, metal worker and sculptor; joined by Tova Main, painter; and Rhandi Standford, illustrator. Show runs until Oct. 14. Community invited to see the gallery’s new look and learn about new fall programs and events. For information call Director Kristin Renn at 250.364.1181.
• Oct. 3, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. for Verdi’s Il Trovatore, a Met Opera Live in HD performance. Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour.
• Oct. 3, Victoria Street in Trail from 1-2 p.m. for the Life Chain. Peaceful witness for the protection of preborn children. For info call Marty Makway, Rossland-Trail Right to Life Society, 364.2304 or 231.2465.
• Oct. 4, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema returns, showing of Infinitely Polar Bear. A breakdown forces Cameron to leave his family and move into a halfway house.
• Oct. 17, Cominco gym for Mothers Unite Garage Sale.
• Oct. 18, Rossland Miners Hall, 7 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee House. Final two shows, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20.
• Oct. 18, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents Amy. Incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse, in her own words.
• Oct. 4, Highway 3A (by Canadian Tire) in Castlegar, 2-3 p.m. for Life Chain. Peaceful witness for the protection of preborn children. For info call Marty Makway, Rossland-Trail Right to Life Society, 364.2304 or 231.2456.
• Oct. 24, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. for the John Welsh Band. Blend of Folk, Surf Rock, Reggae, and Latin music. Performance hosted by Rossland Council for Arts and Culture.
• Oct. 31, Trail Memorial Centre, free Halloween skate. Kids rink, disco ball, fog machine strobe lights and laser beams.
• Nov. 14, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. for the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra. Rossland council for Arts and Culture presents bluegrass, and roots music with influences from Flamenco and African percussion.
• Jan. 22, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. for Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble. An evening of Jazz in tribute to Dave Brubeck.