GRAPEVINE: Smokies charity softball game next week

Smokies got to bat against regional firefighters and RCMP next Wednesday at 5:30 in Butler Park. Admission by donation.

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• Saturday and Sunday, Canadian Fire Fighters raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy at the Robson Volunteer Fire Dept. Show support for people with the neuromuscular disorder at ‘let’s make muscles move” event. For info, call 608.3635.

• Tuesday, tickets on sale at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation for Nov. 14 Snowflake Gala. Proceeds to the foundation’s Urology Campaign. Event held in Cominco gym, dinner by Gabriella’s Restaurant. Live music, dancing, and silent auction. Champagne reception 6 p.m., 7 p.m. dinner, dance to follow. Tables of 8, 10, 16 and 18 can be reserved.

• Wednesday, Butler Park in Trail, 5:30 p.m. for the Trail Smoke Eaters Charity Softball Game. Meet the 2015 Smoke Eaters when they take on a team of regional firefighters and Trail RCMP. Admission by donation, burgers, fries, drinks and ice cream. $20 donors receive ticket to first game of the season against Vernon Vipers Sept. 12.

• Wednesday, J.L. Crowe high school music room from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the Trail and District Harmony Choir invites people to join its new season. A fun and friendly atmosphere under the direction of Audrey Bisset. For info call Liz Stephens at 250.512.8021 or Bruce Fawcett, 250.368.5125.

• Wednesday, Trail Memorial Centre, 5:15-6:30 p.m. for Kidsport, free public skate for families.

• Wednesday, Trail Memorial Centre gym, 5-7:30 p.m. for KidSport marketplace. Free community event for residents to learn about sport, recreation and culture options in the Greater Trail region.

Upcoming

• Sept. 10, Jazz at the Griff returns with the Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Trail drummer Tony Ferraro, Nelson bass player Doug Stephenson joined by Palatchi, an Argentinian keyboardist. A reflection of cultures including Latin jazz, tango, funk, reggae and samba. Performance in the Muriel Griffiths room, tickets available at the Charles Bailey Theatre box office, 368.9669 or at the door. Reserved tables available for groups of four or more.

• Sept. 10, Royal Theatre, 7 p.m. for National Theatre Live production of Behind the Beautiful Forevers. India is surging with global ambition, but beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own.

• Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, Rossland celebrates Golden City Days. A weekend family festival includes children’s games, outhouse races, sports events, Red Feather Saloon, pancake breakfast, outdoor stage entertainment, and the Rossland Fall Fair. Event schedules and raffle tickets at various Rossland stores.

• Sept. 11, Haley Park, 7:30 p.m., Kootenay Savings Outdoor Movie Night showing Inside Out. Free admission, non-perishable food item requested for local food bank. Remember lawn chair and blankets. Concession and washrooms available. For info call Aron Burke at 368.2683 or email aron.burke@kscu.com.

• Sept. 11, Trail Market on the Esplanade goes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also runs Sept. 15, and Oct. 9.

• Sept. 12, Colombo Piazza, 8 a.m., sign-in, 9 a.m. start for the United Way Storm the Stairs event. Raise money for the local charity in a fun run event. Block party kicks off 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Prizes, raffles, barbeque lunch and more. Call 364.0999 for info or visit traildistrictunitedway.com and click Storm the Stairs event.

• Sept. 12, Rossland Arena from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the Rossland Fall Fair. Annual agricultural and craft exhibition, participants enter garden produce, home-made craft and hobby items, which are judged and ribbons and prize money awarded. Also features a petting zoo, fish pond, information booths, and vendors. Live music and entertainment throughout the day, with a special appearance by the Golden City Fiddlers.

• Sept. 13, Red Roofs Duathlon, Gyro Park at 8:30 a.m. for first leg of competitive run. Event finished 2 p.m.

• Sept. 18, Victoria Street Bridge, 8 p.m. camp out begins for Coins For Change event. awareness and fundraising campaign to end homelessness in Greater Trail. Pledge or sleep under the bridge. For information contact Career Development Services at 250.364.1104 or visit office 1565 Bay Ave.

• Sept. 19, Muriel Griffiths room, Selkirk College ‘s Trail campus, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bootcamp for Non-Profits Law and Governance 101. One day program designed for senior leadership and board members in the non-profit and charitable sector, with a focus on arts and heritage organizations. Designed to provide foundational knowledge and capacity to identify, plan for and respond to legal issues that can arise in the managing of a non-profit and will include the changes to the Society Act in BC, which will impact every society across the province. For info, call box office at 368.9669.

• Sept. 21, Kiro Wellness Centre, 2 p.m. the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meets. Guest: Paul Meise from Cooper Medical Supplies in Kelowna.  For info, call 250.368.9827 or 250.365.6276.

• Sept. 22, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. for Jesse Cook‘s One World Tour. Features influences from the Middle East to South America, Spain, and beyond. Guest artists and instrumentation will be included in this tribute to Jesse’s diverse musical influences. For info call the box office, 250.368.9669.

• Sept. 25, VISAC Gallery from 6-8:30 p.m. opens first show of the season. Multi-artist Exhibit featuring three Salmo artists: Howard Roo, metal worker and sculptor; 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.

• Sept. 26, VISAC Gallery, 9 a.m. until noon for Watercolour pencil drawing with Joe Horvath. Drop in fee, $25. Tools required include one HB pencil, one Staedtler eraser, and one 24-pack of watercolour pencils. Paper provided. For info, call 364.1181 or email Kristen Renn director@visacgallery.com.

• Sept. 26, 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.

• Sept. 26, Selkirk College Trail campus, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Stage Management Workshop. Guide through duties and responsibilities of stage manager and assistant, touching on scope and details of the job. Register at the box office, 368.9669 or email info@trail-arts.com.

• Sept. 26, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 7 p.m. Rossland Council for Arts and Culture opens new season with the Gabriel Palatchi Trio. An original blend of cultures that features Latin Jazz, Tango, Middle East, Funk and more. Tickets at Out of the Cellar in Rossland, and the Charles Bailey Theatre box office in Trail. For info, visit rosslandartscouncil.com

• Sept. 27, Selkirk College Trail campus, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Directing Workshop. Discusses using classic play to detail all aspects of director’s vision. Sponsored by Trail and District Arts Council and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Call 368.9669 for info or email info@trail-arts.com.

• Sept. 27, 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.

• Sept. 27, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. doors open for the Royal Ballet production of ROMEO AND JULIET. Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score.

• 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. 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.

• 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.

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