Grapevine: ‘Wild at Heart’ on full display at Visac Gallery

Grapeveine: Events and happenings in the Lower Columbia


• Wild at Heart roars into being at the Visac Gallery in Trail. Local artists celebrate the wilds of the Kootenays and how it has shaped residents’ lives and culture. Exhibit displays until Nov. 18, Monday to Friday, 1-4 p.m.

• The Trail and Rossland Art Clubs host their annual art exhibit and sale at Waneta Plaza until Oct. 29.


•Sunday Cinema presents “Beginners” starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent a story of a father and son as they deal with life’s unique surprises. Showtime Sunday at the Royal Theatre, 4 p.m. admission $9.


• Do you like to sing? The Trail Harmony Choir invites all who love to sing to join us. We practice on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the J. L. Crowe music room. For more information call Liz at 512-8021.


• The Alzheimer Society is presenting “Dementia/Alzheimer Caregiver Education”, a two-session workshop for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease or related dementias.  Sessions will be held at Selkirk College, Castlegar, 7-9 p.m. today and on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Pre-register by calling the college at 365-1208, registration fee is $40. For more info call the Alzheimer Society 352-6788.


• The Friends of Trail Public Library announces their Big Book Sale, Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Great reads for great deals.

• Enjoy some tasty treats and refreshments at the OLPH Tea and Bake Sale at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2012 Third Ave. Trail, Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. $2 admission.

• The Tuesday Morning Quilters hold their 9th Annual Coffee Party, Quilt Show and Sale, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trail United Church.  Admission is by donation. Proceeds go to local charities. Also, the Trail United Church Women will have a bake sale.

• Rossland Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt show at the Rossland Miners Hall, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. Tea, coffee and sweets available.

• Make your home and neighbourhood more secure. Join crime prevention officer Gordon Simms for one of two Home Security/ Neighbourhood Watch workshops. The first workshop goes Monday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre – Fitness Studio.  Pre-register to ensure participation by calling the Aquatic Centre 364-0888.

• Winter is coming, it’s time for the bears to get their dens ready for winter, and for ski and snowshoe people to get their lunch huts ready. If you would like to be part of the world-renowned Nancy Green Summit Hut Crew this fall, contact Les Carter, Chief Nag, at 362-5677 or


• Join popular CBC host Grant Lawrence for a reading and Q and A about his award-winning book, “Adventures In Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound,” at Crockett Book Company, in the Waneta Plaza, Oct. 29 at 2:00 p.m.

• The Italo-Canadese Society’s Fall Banquet and Dance is coming soon, Nov. 5, book your tickets in advance by calling 368-3268 or 364-1420.