Music, story reveals composer’s life

Film

Film

• Sunday Cinema presents “Barney’s Version” based on Mordecai Richler’s award-winning novel. Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Minnie Driver star in this warm, wise and witty story of the politically incorrect life of Barney Panofsky. Sunday, 4 p.m. at Royal Theatre in Trail, $9.

Galleries

• Visac Gallery presents Faces and Figures – The Divine Spark. From prehistoric fertility figures to the modern realist painter, the human form has long been a vehicle for self-expression. “The Divine Spark” explores perceptions of how the human body relates to the physical and emotional environment. Jan. 28 – March 4, go to visacgallery.com or call 364-1181 for more info.

Performances

• The fourth-annual J. L. Crowe Variety Show raises funds for scholarships and showcases talent from all grades. It also recognizes the dedication of a past teacher with the Golden Apple Award. Tonight at 7 p.m. at Charles Bailey Theatre. Tickets $12 at the box office.

• Trail Society for the Performing Arts presents “The Schumann Letters.” Colin Fox narrates the story of the composer’s life and love of Clara Wierk and his triumph and tragedies, with soprano Susan Gilmour Bailey and pianist Michael Kim. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at Charles Bailey Theatre, $30. Call 368-9669 for more info.

Other

• Local charities and businesses are raising funds for a cause of their choice by selling “Breast Friends Cookbooks.” The recipes have generated over $1 million for cancer research. Books in Trail at Canadian Cancer Society office and Style Mavens, or Deborah Shergold 368-5363 and Dorothy Northrup 362-9649.

• The Beaver Valley Cross Country Ski Club is having its annual Bean Feed at Champion Lakes Provincial Park, Sunday, noon-3 p.m. at the cabin.

• Trail Wildlife Association AGM at the Colombo Lodge games room, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Guest speakers, prizes and refreshments.

• Castlegar’s 15th Art Walk is looking for entries from artists. Application deadline March 31. Forms available at Castlegar Arts Council or at Biznet. For more info.email castlegarts@gmail.com

Health

• Learn about the Rave Diet and Lifestyle formula that claims to reverse heart disease and diabetes and prevents cancer. Free admission to the presentation at Rush Café in the Rossland Prestige Inn, Sunday 1 p.m. Call Don Babcock 231-4793 for more info.

• Alzheimer’s support group meeting Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Trail United Church. For more information, call 368-6603.

Upcoming

• The Heart and Stroke Foundation will have an information and donation table at Waneta Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Italo Canadese Valentine’s Dinner and Dance. Saturday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $60 per couple. More info: 364-1420.

• Valentine’s tea and book and baked-goods sale. Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. For more info, contact 362-9022.

• Rouge Gallery in Rossland presents clarinettist Nicola Everton. The Valentine concert will feature Everton and the La Cafamour String Quartet. Everton recently moved to the Kootenays after 20 years as a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Monday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., $12.

• Critically-acclaimed and award-winning production of “Jake’s Gift,” written and performed by Julia Mackey; a moving and funny story about a Second World War veteran’s return to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-day. Rossland Miner’s Hall, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, $15.

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