VISAC Gallery set to reopen after summer break

Events include the return of Trail Harmony Choir, reopening of VISAC, and Old Time Fiddlers at Gyro Park.

• Friday, Trail Market at the Esplanade goes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Artisan vendors, music, good eats and more. Call 368-3144 for more info.

• Wednesday, J.L. Crowe music room, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Trail and District Harmony Choir reconvenes. The choir performs several times a year, fun and friendship is the focus. No auditions. For more info call Liz, 512-8021.


• Tuesday, the VISAC Gallery reopens after the summer hiatus. Now showing is Trail photographer Ursula Albresch’s exhibit “Graffiti Time and Elements,” which explores the exuberantly vibrant world of graffiti on train cars. Gallery hours Mon-Wed, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thu-Fri, 2 – 6 p.m. Admission by donation.


• Thursday, Gyro Park at 7 p.m. Kootenay Savings Music in the Park presents The Old Time Fiddlers, the last act of the season. Enjoy toe-tapping western and folk music. Bring a lawn chair and a toonie. Call 364-3003 for info.


• Sept. 5, Royal Theatre, 7:00 p.m. for “The Audience.” An encore presentation of Helen Mirren’s stage presentation of Queen Elizabeth ll broadcast live from London as part of National Theatre Live. Ticket $10.

• Sept. 5, Rossland Museum at 6 p.m. Historical lecture series presents Takaia Larsen, “Sowing the Seeds: Women, Work and Memory in Trail BC During and After the Second World War” (2010). Call 362-7722 for info.

Sept 6, Haley Park, at dusk. Kootenay Savings Family Movie in the Park presents Disney’s Wreck It Ralph. Admission free, bring lawn chair, warm clothes and a non-perishable food item for Trail food bank. Info, call 368-2683.

• Sept. 7, Rossland Golden City Days, Revival of the outhouse races. Have a blast pushing your outhouse down the street to the toilet plunger finish. Register now. Call Mike 362-5244 or email

• Sept. 7, Royal Theatre 11:30 a.m. presents BBC Last Night of the Proms, The National Theatre Live, Dance Series and Met Opera.  Tickets at the door.

• Sept. 9, St. Andrews, alley entrance off Eldorado St. in Trail, at 7 p.m. Columbia Phoenix Players are holding auditions for their Phoenix Cafe lV.  Must be 13 years of age or older. One act plays, skits and more. Contact Helen 362-7325 for info.

• Sept. 14, Celebrate the Sanctuary 15 th anniversary Alley Bash.  Kick off event free family matinee at the Royal Theatre at 2 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. champagne reception. For info, cal1 368-9234 or 368-8782.

• Sept. 19, Rossland Museum, 6 p.m. Frances Welwood speaks about Annie Garland Foster, the first women elected to Nelson City Council in 1920 and was connected to a West Kootenay murder case. Based on her book, “Passing Through Missing Pages.”

• September 20, West Kootenay Ostomy Education Seminar at the Royal Canadian Legion, Castlegar, BC, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Guest speakers and product reps will be on hand. Door prizes and free lunch. To register, call 1-800-663-5111. For further info, call 368-9827.

• Sept. 22, Royal Theatre Sunday Cinema returns with Still Mine. Based on true events and wry humour of an 89-year old New Brunswicker. $9.00 per show/$40.00 for the series. All shows at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise                noted.

• Sept. 25, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 1347 Pine Ave. Trail  at 7:30 p.m. Saskia & Darrel: The Great Plains. Bluegrass Celtic, Gospel and Fold. Lead vocals and harmonies. Tickets $10. Info, call 368-6666.

•  Oct 2, Rossland Gallery, 7:30 pm for a performance by La Cafamore. Two piano trios, Hadyn’s Gypsy, lively Hungarian gypsy music; and Beethoven’s Archduke, expansive themes and orchestral-like music

• Nov. 16, Snowflake Gala, Cominco Gym at 6 p.m. Champagne reception, 7 p.m. 5-course dinner. Call 364-3424 for info. Tickets on sale Sept. 3- Nov 8.

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