GRAPEVINE – ‘The Gathering’ returns to Red Mountain


• Sunday Cinema presents “Rabbit Hole” directed by John Cameron Mitchell, starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. A couple struggles after the tragic loss of their four-year-old child and fight to save their marriage in life that begins after tragedy. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m. admission $9.

• 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.


• 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.

• Applications are now being received for artists in Castlegar’s 15th Art Walk. Forms are available from the Arts Council or at Biznet 1502 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. Deadline March 31.

• Visac is looking for artists to participate in their 2011 Art Walk for the Greater Trail Area. Applications must be received by April 1 and are available at the Visac Gallery in Trail or at


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

• April Verch Band will be at the Miner’s Hall Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland or over the phone: 1866-368-9669.


• The Rossland Eagles Auxiliary is hosting a borscht luncheon Saturday 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 Trail United Church is holding a spring coffee party at Knox Hall with bake table included, serving Saturday, 10 a.m. ñ noon, admission by donation. Call 368-3984 for more info.

• The annual spring tea of the Fruitvale Senior Citizens Branch 44 goes on Saturday, noon ñ 2 p.m. with bake sale, door prizes and white elephant sale. Beaver Valley Manor, admission $3.

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

• Children’s author Helene Clarke will read from her new book “Why Did the Osprey Poop On My Head” at Clives Coffee Bar in downtown Trail, Saturday from 2-4 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. Today, 7 p.m.


• Lenten Luncheon Series welcomes Canon Neil Elliot from St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, who will speak on “conversations about prayer” at Trail United Church Thursday, March 31 from noon until 1 p.m.

• The Boomtown Heritage Arts Society (Boomtown Garter Girls) is holding their first annual general meeting. The group is open to new members who are energetic, committed and like to have fun as they perform throughout B.C. The meeting convenes Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. at 1444 Cooke Ave. in Rossland.

• Free Community Science Celebration held Saturday, April 2 in Nelson at Selkirk College 10th St. campus from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Kootenay Association of Science and Technology (KAST) and Science World, the event includes fun interactive displays, cool Science World shows, the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair (for kids from SDs #20, 8, 51, 10) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Popsicle Bridge-Building Competition.


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.