Grapevine: ‘Tis the season for Christmas markets and bake sales

Events and happenings coming up in the Greater Trail area

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• Thursday, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 7 p.m., Anglicanism Now (subtitle: “not my Grandma’s church anymore”). A three-week series on what the Anglican Church stands for today. Also runs Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at 1347 Pine Ave. For info call 368-5581.

• Friday, Muriel Griffiths Room, 7:30 p.m. Little Moths – True Short Stories Told Live. An evening dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Hosted by Almeda Glenn Miller. For info, call 368.9669.

• Friday, Waneta Plaza presents Golden City Railway Modellers Annual Train Days. Displays of model trains, cars, planes, and more. Runs until Sunday, Nov 22.

• Friday, Trail United Church, 6 p.m. Camp Koolaree 2nd Annual Winter Fundraiser. Pasta Dinner $15 and silent auction. For info, call 250.777.1499 or email

• Saturday, Trail United Church 5 p.m. for Kootenay South Metis Community dinner, honouring Louis Riel Day. Food, music, and dancing.

• Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Yuletide Tea. Baking sale, crafts and door prize, $3 admission.

• Saturday, Riverbelle, 5:30 p.m. for the Mistletoe Market 2015, presented by Shopping for Charity Vendors Group. $2 admission, 10 per cent of sales donated to incrEDIBLE trail. Runs again Sunday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

• Saturday, Waneta Plaza’s Annual Community Bake Sale, Saturday, Nov 21st. Fantastic baking in support of the area’s community groups.


• Thursday (Nov 19), Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Shephard and Michael Occhipinti perform. Nominated for 13 Junos between vocalist and pianist Shephard and guitarist Occhipinti. Standard and re-arrangements of popular songs and original compositions.


• Saturday, Royal Theatre, 9:30 a.m. Met Opera Live in HD presents Lulu. Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own.

• Sunday, Royal Theatre 4:45 p.m., Trail Arts Council showing The Second Mother, as part of TIFF’s film circuit. Brazil’s official foreign language entry for the Academy Awards. Val (Casé), a housekeeper in São Paulo, loves her job and acts as the surrogate mother to her wealthy employees’ teenage son. When estranged teenage daughter Jessica (Márdila) suddenly arrives, the social dynamic in the household changes and unspoken class barriers are thrown into disarray.


• Nov. 26, Waneta Plaza’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair, runs until Sunday, Nov 29th

• Nov. 28, Waneta Plaza, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Santa arrives and returns Sunday, Nov 29th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Nov. 28, Columbia View Lodge, 1:30-3 p.m. for the Community Christmas Tea. Admission by donation, everyone welcome.

• Nov. 28, Trail Legion, 5 p.m. doors open for St. Andrew’s Day Celebration and Pot Luck. Join Trail Caledonian Society for an evening Scottish country dancing, music, food and drink. Bring a dish, family and friends. Supper at 6 p.m. RVSP Jessie by Nov. 25 at 364.9911 or email

• Dec. 3, Sacred Heart Church in Rossland, 7 p.m. will host it’s annual Advent Music Celebration. Music and meditation followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Everyone welcome.

• Dec. 4, Waneta Plaza Centre Court, 10 a.m. start for Light Up the Hospitals Pledge Day. Live entertainment, runs until 7 p.m. Visit the Plaza or KBRH Health Foundation to make a donation, call 888-364-3424 for info.

Dec. 5, Trail United Church, 10 a.m. until noon., The U.C.W. host their Christmas Coffee Party at Knox Hall. Bake Sale and Toonie Table. Admission by donation. All welcome.

• Jan. 14, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. The Clinton Swanson Jazz Trio. Original compositions and arrangements. Rob Fahie on acoustic bass, drummer Steven Parish join Swanson on tenor sax.

• Feb. 11, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Melody Diachun, the Art of Romance. Singer and her band explore timeless songs of love and lust. Tony Ferraro on drums, saxophonist Clinton Swanson, guitarist Doug Stephenson and Steven Spielman, acoustic bass.

• March 17, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Clinton’s Retro-Swing Band. Smooth vocals and charismatic ukelele of Brian Kalbleisch, eclectic and slightly eccentric arrangements of old tunes, newer tunes and never-heard-before tunes.

• April 7, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Laura Landsberg Quartet, Nelson singer presents Duke Ellington’s timeless compositions.

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