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Celebrate Easter and Earth Day in local communities
• Friday, Gyro Park in Trail at 11 a.m. an Easter Egg Hunt. Trail Kiwanis Club serving up hotdogs, hamburgers, coffee and hot chocolate. Proceeds to the Canadian Tire JumpStart program.
• Friday, Haines Park in Fruitvale at 11 a.m. for the Fruitvale Firefighters Non-profit society's annual Beaver Valley Easter Egg Hunt.
• Saturday, Waneta Plaza at 9:30 a.m. sharp for the Annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt.
• Saturday, 20 Annual spring shoot for the West Kootenay Archers. Call 367.6283 for info.
• Sunday, KP Park in Salmo from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Salmo's Earth Day celebrations hosted by the Salmo Green Dream. Families and individuals can bring a lawn chair, blanket and potluck item and enjoy a wonderful afternoon full of environmentally themed activities, entertainment and information. Visit salmogreendream.ca for info.
• Tuesday, Rossland Miners' Hall at 7 p.m. for Earth Day celebration showing The Change Agents. Set in Nelson, BC this heart-warming story of one girl's dream for a better future. Tickets $5 at the door, children $3. Presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture to further spread the message of individual ability to foster the growing movement of positive change.
• Tuesday, Ferraro Foods in downtown Trail (outside) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Clothesline Project. Hand painted T-shirt display, ending violence information, and free lunch. Call Trail FAIR for info 364.2326.
• Tuesday, Gerick Cycle & Sports in Trail at 5 p.m. for Miral Heights spring mountain biking, and coaching tips with Cindy Devine, former world champion. Beginner/intermediate level bikers. Ride 60-90 mins. Class runs until May 6. Call 364.1661 for info.
• The Trail Bottle Depot is collecting bottle donations to help purchase a wheelchair accessible van for Leanne, a local youth afflicted with Cerebral Palsy. For info or bottle pick up call Tammy Cox at 368.6975.
• VISAC Gallery showing exhibition of Joost Winckers, an art instructor at J.L. Crowe Secondary School. The display provides a unique opportunity for the community to appreciate the beautiful art work of a teacher who is much liked and appreciated by students and parents. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursdays until 6 p.m. By donation. Call 364.1181 or visit visacgallery.com
• April 24, Glenmerry Elementary School library at 7 p.m. for the spring Glenmerry Residents Association meeting. Follow up on city projects, Earth Day neighbourhood clean-up plans and RCMP neighbourhood watch.
• April 25, Fruitvale Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. for St. Louis Music Night featuring the Harmaniaks; Michael Gifford; Lois Allen; Don Birtch with special guest Gary Morissette and friends. Tickets $10, available at Bay Avenue Music, Montrose and Fruitvale village offices. Call Bert Kniss 367.6612 for info.
• April 26, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. for the Met production Cosi Fan Tutte. Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love.
• April 27, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. for the Royal Ballet performing Sleeping Beauty. Today's ballet captures the mood of the original and shows this is very much a living work.
• April 27, the Trail Seventh Day Adventist Church on Columbia Ave., 4:30 p.m. for Sunday Dinner with the Doctor. Creston physician Sid Kettner discusses “The Sour Side of Sugar,” fighting fat, diabetes and obesity. For info call Val 368.3384.
• April 27, Seniors Centre in Trail at 1:30 p.m., the public is invited to join the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors at its AGM. Nurse Practitioner Barb Neilsen will be the guest speaker.
• April 27, Rossland Miners' Hall at 7:30 p.m., the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture presents the Montreal Guitare Trio. A world-renowned eclectic and energetic guitar trio from Montreal. Tickets $22 at Out of the Cellar in Rossland and The Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, or $25 at the door.
• April 28, Lonnie Facchina, community services coordinator for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society of Canada will be in Trail to talk about support groups for people with MS or facing diagnosis. Call 1.866.352.3997 if interested in attending and for more information.
• April 28, Kiro Wellness Centre, 1500 Columbia Ave., at 2 p.m. the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest: Paul Meise from Cooper Medical Supplies in Kelowna. For further info, call 368.9827 or 365.6276. Please note date change.
• May 1, Royal Theatre at 7 p.m. for the National Theatre production of King Lear. Shakespeare's tragedy of an aged king who divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which one is most eloquent in praising him.
• May 1, Waneta Plaza for the annual Spring Craft Fair. See what local crafters have been working on over the winter. Runs until May 4.
• May 24, Fruitvale Memorial Hall at 9 a.m. auditions start for West Kootenay's Best Singer. Top 20 auditions advance. Contests starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $5 at the Beaver Valley Bakery. Open to all ages living in West Kootenay/Boundary area. For info call Vern 250.428.0305.
• June 1, Charles Bailey Theatre at 3:00 p.m. for Steps Dance Centre's Stairway to Entertainment. Annual showcase of talent, tickets $15 on sale now at the box office.
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