‘Orange and Sunshine’ on Sunday

Grapevine: Events and happenings in the Lower Columibia


• Sunday Cinema presents “Oranges and Sunshine.” The true story of Margaret Humphreys who uncovered a social scandal involving the illegal deportation of children in care from the U.K. to Australia and her efforts to re-unite thousands of families. Royal Theatre 4 p.m., $9.

• The Reel Youth Film Festival rolls Nov. 26 at Rossland Miners Hall from noon-2 p.m. featuring short films of locally made videos. $3.


• 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 Friday, 1-4 p.m.


• Enjoy an evening of ballroom dancing to the big-band sounds of the SwingSations. Experience not necessary, come watch and learn at the Colombo Hall, Saturday, 8-12 p.m. Tickets $15 available at Trail Coffee and Tea Co., Mallards or call 367-6115.

• Rouge Music concert series presents Kerri Lynn Zwicker and Harp Rouge, a Harpchick that can sing like an angel but play like a devil. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery, $15. Call 362-9609 for more info.

• The 29th Joe Hill Coffeehouse hits the stage Sunday. Performers include the debuts of Rossland singer Jacob Morel, Kelsey Shaw, and Dawn Graham as well as favourites Dan Charron, Ray Tenisci, the Whiskey Jacks and special guests Michael Dorsey, Leah Main, and Ruby Truly from Silverton. Rossland Miners Hall, doors open 6 p.m. $3 admission.

• Trail and District Arts Council presents alternative recording artist Matthew Goode at the Charles Bailey Theatre, Monday, 7:30 p.m. tickets $45.

• The Trail Society for the Performing Arts presents opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian. The winner of four Juno awards and two Grammy nominations, she has appeared in the world’s major opera houses and now the Charles Bailey Theatre. Tuesday 7:30 p.m. tickets $30 at box office or call 368-9669.


• The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture presents, “I Ain’t Dead Yet.” Written and performed by Tim Machin, the one-man show is based on the life and times of Woody Guthrie, the famous American folk singer and social activist. Friday at the Rossland Miners Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance available at the Cellar in Rossland or $15 at the door.


• The West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meet Monday at the Kiro Wellness Center, at 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail at 2 p.m. Guest: Rosemary Browne, origami instructor. For further info, please call 368-9827 or 365-6276.


• CLINK for the Cure: come out for a fun evening together with friends in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trail Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets $25.00 per person and available at Bears Country Kitchen in Rossland, Country Roads in Fruitvale; Ferraro Foods in Trail, Trail Royal Canadian Legion & Canadian Cancer Society Office in Trail. Call the Canadian Cancer Society at 250-364-0403 for more information.

•Waneta Plaza’s Annual Community Bake Sale and Bazaar goes Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. Come out and support our local community groups – Italo Canadese, SPCA, Schools, Sports groups, etc.

• The Pioneer Kids club is holding a Baking and White Elephant Sale Saturday, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

• Residents are invited to a Yuletide Tea at Presbyterian Church, 1139 Pine Avenue, in Trail, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Baking, crafts, door prize. Cost $3.00.

• St. Paul’s United Church in Fruitvale is holding a Tea and Bake Sale Saturday, with delectable homemade treats as well as surprise packages and plants for sale. Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

• AM Ford Sales Ltd., in conjunction with our Crime Prevention Officer, and the RCMP will be handing out identification kits and providing information and Safety tips to families with young children. Location: AM Ford Plus, Saturday from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

•. The Rossland Museum welcomes Ron Shearer a professor at UBC who grew up in Rossland will speak on “Skiing Before the Lifts.” A journey through Rossland’s storied skiing past. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery, $10 adults, $5 students and children.


•Waneta Plaza’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair starts Nov. 24 and goes to Nov 27.  Come out and shop at a variety of crafter tables. Find something beautiful and unique for a special someone.

• The Columbia View Lodge’s annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar opens its doors Nov. 26, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Enjoy refreshments as well as crafts, ceramics, baking and much more

• St Andrew’s Day Dinner and Auction Nov. 27, in the hall of the Anglican Church (1347 Pine Ave.)  A Scottish-themed evening of food, fun, and entertainment.  There will be a silent auction of many fine items, and the live auction will feature “time and talent” offerings such as a wilderness snowshoe adventure, Gulf Island sailing, gourmet home-cooked dinner for eight, and many more.  Tix at L’Bears, LouLou’s Lost Sheep, and Country Roads, or at the church.

• Rossland Sacred Heart Church is hosting its annual Advent Music Celebration on Dec. 1 from 7 – 8 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of music and meditation. Several different choirs will be performing.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served afterward in the Parish Hall.

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