• Saturday, St. Andrews Anglican Church, Iona Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last Minute Christmas Gift & Bake Sale, with 16 local vendors. Entry $2, coffee and treats by donation, with proceeds to Iona Coffee Stop.
• Wednesday, Trail Memorial Centre for Christmas Santa Skate, sponsored by Kiwanis. Free skate, festive evening, photos with Santa, hot chocolate and treats.
Sunday, Rossland Legion, 6:30 p.m. Joe Hill Coffee House brings a festive show. Performers include: The Rossland Fiddle Ensemble; Peter Reed, folk-roots songs; Kelsey Neufeld, acoustic tunes; Rossland Glee Choir; Michael Gifford; and a big jam by David and friends. Admission $3, goodies, no bar. For more info contact Les Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-362-5677.
• Sunday, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema showing The Other Side of Hope. A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland in Aki Kaurismäki’s compassionate and timely tragicomedy.
• Jan. 1, Gyro Park in Trail, noon, annual Polar Bear Swim hosted by the 44 Engineer Squadron. Prizes, concession open by Sea and Air cadets.
• Jan. 11, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. presents Joy of Cooking. Led by guitarist Doug Stephenson, this ensemble is the very definition of cool, easy-listening jazz. Rick Lingard sax/voice, Tim Bullen trumpet, Mark, Spielman bass, Steven Parish drums, Doug Stephenson guitar.
• Jan. 16, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Trail presents Octet. Two string quartets, composed of the Saguenay String Quartet from Quebec, and the Lafayette String Quartet from British Columbia.
• Jan. 19, Muriel Griffiths Room, 7:30 p.m. E2 presents Jupiter Rebellion. The show provides all the excitement of a big budget science fiction action movie performed live by one man armed with little else than his body, his voice, and a whole lot of energy.
• Jan. 20, Muriel Griffiths Room, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Storytelling workshop with Jeff Leard. Deals with filling the stage with action, creating interesting characters and making the events and characters distinct.
• Jan. 21, Bailey Theatre, 2-3 p.m. Teck Family Series presents Rumpelstiltskin. Storyteller Jeff Leard sparkles in this very active, new telling of the Grimm’s tale of Rumpelstiltskin.