Mountains and rivers on display at VISAC Gallery

Events include a one-woman play at Rossland Miner's Hall, a new show at VISAC, and a bottle drive to raise funds for BSCPA.

• Friday, Visac Gallery from 6-8 p.m. “Mountains and Rivers: Landscapes” by Robson painter, Mirja Vahala. Gallery hours Mon. to Wed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thu. and Fri. 2-6 p.m. Admission by donation.

Other

• Thursday and Friday, Rossland Miners Hall doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Miss Caledonia: A One Woman Play. A delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Dora award winner Melody A. Johnson  accompanied by Alison Porter on fiddle. Tickets available now at Charles Bailey box office and Out of the Cellar in downtown Rossland. $15 advance; students $10; family of 4, $30; or $20 at the door.

•  Saturday, Rossland, BCSPCA bottle drive 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Curbside pick-up or drop off across from the Rossland Prestige. Volunteers needed, lunch provided. Call Mary Ann 362-7302.

• Saturday, Beaver Valley Manor in Fruitvale from 12-2 p.m. Fruitvale Senior Citizens Branch 44 hosts its spring tea. Bake table, white elephant table, door prizes. Everyone welcome. Admission $3.

• Saturday, St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland at 5 p.m., hosts its Spring Supper. Everyone Welcome.

• Saturday, the Bird Emergency and Kare Society (BEAKS) is having a bottle drive in Warfield to raise funds to help save injured and orphaned wild birds. Please leave your cans and bottles curbside by 9 a.m., or drop them off at Fas Gas at 9 a.m. We also need help sorting! For more information call BEAKS at 250-365-3701

• Saturday,  Trail Legion, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner $6.  At 7 p.m. dance to 50’s and 60’s music with North of 60. Costumes welcome. Ticket deadline April 4. Phone 231-6562.

Film

• Sunday, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Postponed due to technical difficulties. New date is April 21at 10 a.m., with a special ticket price of $12 for everyone.  Call  231-5672 for more information.

• Sunday Cinema at the Royal Theatre presents The Sapphires. Inspired by a true story, four Australian aboriginal girls learn about love and war in their all girl group, entertaining troops in 1968 Vietnam. All shows at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $9.00 per show/$40.00 for the series.

Music

• Monday, Charles Bailey Theatre 7:30 p.m. Juno-award winning Natalie MacMaster returns to perform her unique brand of Cape Breton fiddle music.  Tickets $46.

• Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre 7:30 p.m. Nelson’s fabulous youth choir, Corazon, returns to the stage. Tickets $30.

Upcoming

• April 12, Garage restaurant for “Dinner in the Dark.” A fundraiser to raise awareness of blindness and to raise funds for Kootenay Project Adventure for the Visually Impaired (KPA-VI). Individuals attending the event will be eating their dinner without the use of vision. Tickets $50.

• April 15, Kiro Wellness Centre 2 p.m. The  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest speaker: Diana Howard, Fitness Trainer.  Come out and meet our new ET nurse.  For further info,  call 368-9827 or 365-6276.

• April 16, The Clothesline Project, 11 a.m. at Ferraro Foods. Don’t miss this powerful display of hand-painted T-shirts created by local women to  reflect their experience of violence & their desire for an abuse free community.

• April 19, Trail United Church annex, doors open at 5:20 p.m. for the Trail and District United Way’s Spring Fling Community; Dinner of Caring.

• April 20 & 21, Trail Wildlife Association range on Casino Road, hosts the West Kootenay Archers Spring Shoot. For more information please phone 367-6283 or 364-1969.

• April 22, Rossland Gallery at 7:30 p.m. La Cafamore String Quartet presents Black Angels by George Crumb. Tickets at Country Bear Kitchen or at the door. Adults $15, students and children $10, families $45.

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