GRAPEVINE – Guitarist at Miners Hall tonight

Galleries

• Check out “Decadents” works by the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).

The VISAC Gallery celebrates the 10th anniversary of the West Kootenay chapter of the FCA. This exhibition will host a variety of mediums and expert techniques from local artists. Show goes to June 21, Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Music

• One of today’s true innovators of guitar composition and technique is coming to Rossland’s Miners Hall tonight. Co-presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, Don Ross is accompanied by his lovely and equally talented wife, Brooke Miller, for a beautiful and intimate evening of acoustic guitar and song. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland or the Charles Bailey Theatre box office.

Health

• Bike to Work Week goes until Sunday, encouraging participants to register and help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Sign up online at biketowork.ca/kootenays.

•The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors meets Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Trail Seniors’ Hall (under Selkirk College-Portland St. entrance). Dr. Bruce Fawcett will speak on “Home or facility? Care for seniors.” All welcome.

Other

• Poplar Ridge Pavilion is hosting a Garage Sale as a fundraiser for resident programming. The sale is on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lower patio by the administration offices at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. For info call 364-3489.

• The Colombo Lodge is finalizing every detail for the 8th Annual Art of Wine, on Saturday in Trail.  As the Patron of Pediatrics, the Lodge hosts the evening as a fundraiser for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pediatrics department. Tickets are $50 each available at Frosty’s, Totem Travel, Star Grocery, Bubblees, Bear Country Kitchen, and Fruitvale Pharmacy.

• The Strawberry Social is coming to the First Presbyterian Church in Trail Saturday. Enjoy strawberry shortcake and gospel music while raising money to build a well for an African community. 2-4 p.m. only $3.

•The Central Kootenay invasive plant committee will be delivering a “Communities Pulling Together” event at the Oasis Wetland from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.  The Trail Cadets group, approximately 20 volunteers, will be hand-pulling a large infestation of policeman’s helmet from the wetland.  Policeman’s helmet (Impatiens glandulifera) is an escaped garden ornamental that is spreading throughout the Central Kootenay. In many places it has been known to suffocate native vegetation. Marlene Machamer will speak to the group about the importance of wetlands in the Kootenays.

•District 12- Municipal Pension Retirees Association meets Monday at 10 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Castlegar. Guest Speaker from Johnson Inc. will offer information on travel and medical insurance. $10 lunch. Call Mary at 367-2225 if you plan to attend.

Upcoming

•Law enforcement personnel from a range of agencies will lace up for the 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympic B.C. In Trail, the run will be on June 10, from 3 – 6 p.m. starting at J. L. Crowe High School and ending at Gyro Park.

Contact Mauro Cavazzon for more info 364-2566.