VISAC celebrates B.C. Arts and Culture Week

Events include an art show at Visac Gallery, Rick Hansen's Man in Motion tour.

Gallery

• The VISAC Gallery is celebrating B.C. Arts and Culture week with an open house on Wednesday, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be demonstrations of pottery making, sketching and rock and gem cutting and polishing, and some surplus art works for sale. The gallery’s next exhibit opens April 27. “In the Tragic We Trust” features large-format collages of pop-culture figures such as Marilyn Monroe by Angela Duclos, a Warfield native studying fine arts at UBC.

Health

• In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Man in Motion Tour, the Rick Hansen relay team winds through Trail on Tuesday, with an end of day celebration for the community at Gyro Park at 3:30 p.m. The relay will take off again Wednesday making stops in Warfield at 1:30 p.m. at Webster School and in Rossland at 3:30 p.m. at Miners’ Hall.

Other

• An informational session entitled “Because Life Goes On: Surviving Relationship Abuse” runs at the Trail & District Public Library tonight at 8 p.m. Meet with specialized victim service staff, legal resources, safety planning and support services. Call Fair at 364-2326 for more info.

The Salvation Army Pioneer Kids Club is serving chili dinner at Kate’s Kitchen, 730 Rossland Ave. Friday, 5-6:30 p.m. Adult $7, Children $3.50, Family $20.  All proceeds go to Partners in Mission.

• West Kootenay Archers Spring Shoot takes aim Saturday and Sunday at the Archery Range on Casino Road. For more info phone 367-6283.

• The Montrose Fire Hall (behind gas station) is holding a food drive on Saturday at 11 a.m. Check out fire trucks and meet volunteer fire fighters and first responders. Enjoy a hot dog and beverage with donations going to the Trail Food Bank.

• The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary invites you to celebrate Earth Day by participating in a region-wide Trash to Treasure Day (T2T) on Saturday. T2T is your chance to get involved in a community waste-reduction event. Walk around your neighbourhood and swap unused items by placing them at your curbside. Put up a ‘FREE’ sign inviting others to help themselves.

• What so smart about Smart Meters? Join a public information meeting at the Trail Legion Hall Sunday from 1:30–4 p.m.

• Warfield is holding a community pitch-in night on Tuesday. Take pride in your village by lending a hand to clean up the roadways, parks and paths.  Meet at Warfield Hall from 6-8 p.m.

Upcoming

• The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors will hold its AGM Apr. 29 at 1p.m. in the Trail Seniors’ Hall (Selkirk College; Portland St. entrance). David Hurford, director of the BC Care Providers Assoc. will be guest speaker. Local care facility employees and public are invited.

• The tribute band Led Zepagain will rock the Charles Bailey Theatre on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37.50 at box office.

• The Trail and District Harmony Choir presents its spring concert, under the direction of Audrey Bisset. Enjoy the music of the Harmony Choir, Women`s Chorale, vocal soloists and more.  Also featured are the Kate E. Shaw Highland Dancers. Charles Bailey Theatre, May 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $15.