GRAPEVINE – Rovers tickets still available

Events & happenings in the Lower Columbia

Music

• The Irish Rovers perform at the Charles Bailey Theatre, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., playing their unique brand of Irish folk music, old and new favourites. Tickets available at the theatre box office, $45.

• Do you like to sing? The Trail Harmony Choir invites all who love to sing to join us. We practice on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:30p.m. at the J. L. Crowe music room. For more information call Liz at 512-8021.

Theatre

• The Royal Theatre presents “The Help,” starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis. The lives of three very different ladies come together, sparking a friendship that embarks on a secret writing project that breaks all societal rules in the deep south of the 1960s. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday 7 and 9:45 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m., Sunday to Thursday at 7 p.m.

Other

• United Way hosts Harvest Country Fair at Gyro Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event welcomes autumn with a farmer’s market, baking and preserves contests, kids games, live music and a toonie lunch sponsored by Teck and the United Steelworkers Local 480 and 9705

• Join the Skills Centre on Sunday for the annual River’s Day Clean Up.  Come by yourself or bring a team to help keep the banks of the Columbia River sparkling.  Pre-register at the Skills Centre by calling 368-6360 or sign up on Sept. 25th at 11 a.m. outside of Clive’s Coffee Bar. Celebrate at Gyro Park at 1:30 pm for a free pizza lunch, prize draws and live entertainment. Be part of doing something wonderful for our river, our community, and planet earth.

• Writer Kristeva Dowling reads from her book, “Chicken Poop for the Soul.” Based on her experience of leaving the city and returning to a simpler life in Bella Coola. It’s a story of success, failure and determination that is guaranteed to make people laugh, shake their head in disbelief and get damned angry. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Trail Library.

• The Sweat Factory re-opens its doors for the fall schedule. Check sweatfactory.ca. The Factory has moved to 419 Rossland Ave. in the Gulch