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Events and happenings in the Lower Columbia


• The VISAC Gallery in Trail and the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League are excited to present “Let The Good Times Roll” a celebration of roller derby, featuring art works from the league’s inaugural season. This special weekend exhibition runs from Friday to Monday. The opening night reception takes place Friday 6-9 p.m. at the gallery and will be hosted in conjunction with the Canadian Cancer Society to kickoff Women’s Health Month.


• Cellist Jeff Faragher presents La Caramore String Quartet Monday at 7:30 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland. Tickets available at Café Books West in Rossland. Adults $20, students $15, family $50. For more info call 505-2508.

• 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.


• Rossland’s Iron Mountain Theatre (IMT) is having a fundraiser at the Rossland Miners Hall on Saturday. The event will be an evening of Rossland’s rich arts and culture, featuring a performance of White Star Lady, followed by the musical group, The Sons, and special appearances by Company Jump and Ski Bum. Tickets $20 at Rossland Pro Hardware or call 231-0851.

•Trail Society for the Performing Arts presents the Josh Beamish Dance Co. Beamish returns to Trail to perform a dance based on a Bach cello suite and also on the music of Johnny Cash. The dancer has a special connection to Trail, having spent large portions of his youth here. Tuesday at 7:30 at the Charles Bailey Theatre, tickets $30 or get a season pass, $105-adult, $95-senior, $210-family. Call 368-9669 for more info.


• 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. Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Trail Library.

• The Beaver Valley Curling club is encouraging all to come out and join mixed curling, a fun, active and social way to recreate. Registration goes Saturday at the club in Fruitvale call 231-5312 for more info.

• The first meeting of West Kootenay Naturalists Association will take place in Selkirk College, Castlegar, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. John Neville, president  B.C. Nature, will present a talk on “Owls of British Columbia.”

as part of his tour of naturalists organizations in the Kootenays. Admission is free.

• The Trail Kinsman Club is looking for members to help with community projects. The club has been a driving force in establishing parks and recreation facilities in the Trail area for years. For more information on the Kinsmen Club of Trail or membership options, contact Mitch at 250-687-0149 or by email at

• The Sweat Factory re-opens its doors for the fall schedule. Check to register for a class, please email the day you wish to attend or drop in. The Factory has moved to 419 Rossland Ave. in the Gulch•


Legendary Blues artist, Johnny Winter brings his new band to Trail with special opening act Vancouver Island’s own David Gogo. Oct. 11, 7:30 at the Charles Bailey Theatre, tickets $41.50

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