Grapevine: Spring teas and students fundraise on Saturday

Events and happenings going on in the Greater Trail area.

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• Saturday, Trail Walmart, 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. PEAK Leadership students from Salmo Secondary School are fundraising for their international community project in Oaxaca, Mexico. Car wash and BBQ.

• Saturday, Trail Senior’s Centre, 2-4 p.m. Dance to music by All Aboard. Admission $2. Refreshments served. Entrance on Portland Street, all welcome.

• Saturday, Beaver Valley Manor, 1-3 p.m. for a Spring Tea hosted by the Beaver Valley Senior Citizens’ Branch 44. Door prizes, white elephant table. Everyone welcome. Admission by donation. All proceeds to the Fruitvale Food Bank.

• Saturday, Trail Legion, 1-3 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary Spring Tea. White elephant and bake table. Admission $3.50.


• April 17, Trail Seniors’ Centre, 1:30 p.m., Society for the Protection and Care of Seniors will hold their AGM. Entrance on Portland street. There will be a presentation on “Scams.” Anyone needing a ride call 250.362.5767.


• Thursday, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Laura Landsberg. Nelson singer brings her unique blend of jazz, blues and gospel with featured selections from Duke Ellington. Clinton Swanson on sax, guitarist Paul Landsberg, Rob Fahie on bass and drummer Tony Ferraro accompany. Call box office, 368.9669 for info.


VISAC Gallery showing “Perspectives,” a contemporary fibre arts exhibit by Sarah Elizabeth and Theshini Naicker. Hours Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursdays until 6 p.m.


• Sunday, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Arts council presents Sunday Cinema, Where to Invade Next. Michael Moore documentary visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve.


• April 14, Webster School gym, 5-8 p.m. Webster PAC hosting Spring Market, fundraising for new school playground.

• April 16, Casino Road for West Kootenay Archers’ Annual Spring Shoot. Also runs April 17. Call 367.6283 for info.

April 16, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. Met Opera Live in HD presents Roberto Devereux. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves.

• April 17, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema showing Taxi. Acclaimed director Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day.

• April 19, Trail Ferraro Foods, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Clothesline Project. Display of hand-painted T-shirts reflecting local women’s experience of violence and their desire for an abuse free community.

• April 23, Trail Senior’s Centre. 2-4 p.m. Dance to music of Peter Makortoff. Admission $2. Refreshments served. Entrance on Portland Street. All welcome.

• April 23 deadline. Attention All Photographers: West Kootenay Camera Club “26th.” Annual Photo Show requests your submissions for entries. Deadline April 23, 2016. Drop-off Centres: Kel Printing in Castlegar, Vogue Photography in Nelson, and Doell Photography in Trail, BC. For more information and entry forms visit

• April 23, Rossland Light Opera Players hall, 6 p.m. for the Annual General Meeting with a potluck dinner to follow. Bring a dish to share, anyone interesting in joining or supporting the RLOP is welcome to attend. (2054 Washington St.)

• April 24, Gyro Park 9 a.m. until noon, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Dash. Family friendly event, designed for runners and walkers of all ages and all fitness levels, all money raised donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

• April 30, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7 p.m. Trail Harmony Choir hosts the International Choral Festival. Wenatchee Apollo Club, the Wenatchee Appleaires, the Camerata Club from Yakima, the Kelowna Spectrum Singers and the Nelson Choral Society.

• May 4, Trail Senior’s Centre, 4-8 p.m. Silver City Days Toonie Dance. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Music by Peter Makortoff and Jim Halpin of North of 60.

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