Rossland Mountain Film Festival on this weekend

Grapeveine: Events and happenings in the Lower Columbia

Film

• Sunday Cinema presents “The Ides of March.” During the frantic last days of a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Directed by and starring George Clooney. Royal Theatre 4 p.m., $9.

• The Rossland Mountain Film Festival goes all weekend, featuring “The Art of Flight” at the Flying Steam Shovel at 8 p.m. tonight, and don’t miss the Gala Event presented by Teck, films, music, appies, wine, silent auction and more, Friday at the Prestige Mountain Resort, tickets $35. Go to rosslandfilmfest.com for full program.

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

Stage

• The Columbia Phoenix Players present “Scrooge’s Christmas Carol,” the ever-popular Dickens tale is told with a few liberties to bring you a comic and family friendly rendition of one of the world’s best-loved Christmas stories. Charles Bailey Theatre Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m. matinee. Adults $14, children $10. Tickets available at box office, phone 368-9669.

Health

• The Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation is holding its Pledge Day at the Waneta Plaza on Dec. 2. Help Light up the Hospital and enjoy lots of family fun and entertainment. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Other

• The Warfield Craft and Home-Business Fair runs Saturday at the Webster School gym from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2 admission includes drink and goodie.

• Waneta Plaza’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair starts today to Sunday. 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 invites all residents to come out Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Enjoy refreshments as well as crafts, ceramics, baking and much more.

• St Andrew’s Day Dinner and Auction serves up a Scottish-themed evening of food, fun, and entertainment, in the hall of the Anglican Church (1347 Pine Ave.) on Sunday. 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.

• A group of Selkirk College nursing students are doing a bottle drive Sunday, to raise funds for a trip to Guatemala. They will be collecting all refundable bottles and cans starting at 9:30 a.m. at Glenmerry, Shavers Bench, Miral Heights, East Trail, Sunningdale, Tadanac and Lower Warfield. Others who wish to donate, can drop of refundables at the sorting area across from the Trail bottle depot.

• 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.

Upcoming

•. The Rossland Museum will be open during Rekindle weekend, Dec. 4th 12-4:30 p.m.  Come visit the historical exhibits, tour the ski wing and shop at the gift shop just in time for Christmas. The museum will also have its annual general meeting Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., everyone is invited.

• Trail’s Crime Prevention officer Gordon Simms is hosting a “Frauds and Scams” program to educate residents on how not to become a victim of criminal activity.

Dec. 5 from 2-3:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fitness Studio at the Trail Memorial Centre. The program is free but please pre-register at 364-0888.

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