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Mountain movie, music and more

Grapevine: List of events in the Trail area for the week of March 14 to March 20


• Thursday, Riverfront Centre, 2-4 p.m. A reading with author Brian d’Eon from his historical novel, “Big Ledge: the triumphs and tribulations of Robert E. Sproule.” New novel fictionalizing the adventures of Robert E. Sproule in the Kootenays of the late 1800s. Admission is free.

• Saturday, Trail United Church, 10 a.m. to noon. St. Patrick’s Coffee Party. Bake table and toonie table. All welcome.

• Saturday, Salvation Army Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Borscht or chicken soup luncheon with dessert. Admission $8.

• Saturday, Muriel Griffiths Room, 7:30 p.m. Tim Pretty One-Night Only As Elvis. A musical extravaganza dedicated to the King of Rock n Roll. Admission by donation. All welcome.

• Tuesday (March 19), Red Mountain 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for one-day Cam Cap with Tristan Martin-Preney. Open to youth 9 to 16 who ski or snowboard at an intermediate to expert level and want to get the most out of their POV cameras, as well as learn how filming can help them progress and self-promote. For info and to register, $40, contact Meghan Wright at Rossland Council for Arts:

• Wednesday, VISAC Gallery, 6:30 p.m. Lower Columbia Unitarians hosting a one-hour Community Gathering on the theme of “Journey.” Presentations from founding members about their journeys to affirming Unitarian principles. All welcome. For info, email


• Sunday, Rossland Legion, 7 p.m., there’s some Irish to be done at Joe Hill Coffee House. Performers include: Bert Kniss; Rhiannon Isaacs, fresh young voice, small stringed instrument; Troy Isaacs, young, polished, guitar, great singing; Peter Pii, fine country from the Beaver Valley; Marti Daniel; and Dave Scanlan. Admission $3, doors open 6:30 p.m. Joe Hill is always looking for new performers, beginners or polished. All welcome; no auditions. For more info contact Les Carter at, or call 250.362.5677.

• Tuesday, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Trail presents Lizzy Hoyt: New Lady on the Prairie. A diverse night of music with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions.

• Wednesday, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Hotel California, the original Eagles tribute presented by Kootenay Concert Connection.


• Thursday, Royal Theatre, 7 p.m. showing This Mountain Life. Epic, beautiful movie, all filmed in B.C. Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month trek through the treacherous coast mountains of British Columbia, in a journey that has never before been completed by a duo. Adventure interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance and passion of an avalanche survivor, a snowshoe artist, and a snowbound convent.


• VISAC Gallery showing Diane Oser Memorial Show and Sale. Hours Tuesday though Thursday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays noon until 6 p.m.


• March 24, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents The Woman Who Loves Giraffes. In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Diane Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behavior in the wild on that continent.

• March 24, Trail United Church, 7:30 p.m. La Cafamore presents “12 Strings.” Classical music for string trio featuring Carolyn Cameron, violin, Alexis More, viola and cellist Maria Wang. Advance tickets $20, at The Bailey.

• March 29, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. E2 Entertainment presents The Slocan Ramblers. Rooted in bluegrass tradition, blend of lighting fast and intricate instrumentals without pretension, made to get the audience moving.

• March 30, Trail United Church, 5-7 p.m. Spring Turkey Dinner. Adults $15, child $10, under six years free. All welcome.

• April 5, Rossland Miners Hall, 7:30 p.m. An Unconventional Life performed by Lynn van Deursen and Noemi Kiss. A story adapted from the movie Yentl, written by van Deursen.

• April 27, Cedar Avenue, Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmer’s Market kicks off the season. Vendors and musician Jason Thomas.

• May 8, City of Trail, Silver City Days kicks off annual carnival, with family fun, food vendors and live entertainment. Runs through to May 12. Details coming soon.

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