GRANITE POINTE LADIES' CLUB SPRING FLING: Saturday, May 7, 10:30am. $20 includes Fashion Show by Cotton Creek Clothing, Luncheon and FREE 9 holes of golf at 1pm. Tickets at Granite Pointe, 250-352-5913 and Cotton Creek Clothing, 488 Baker St.
45 BOOKS IN 45 MINUTES at St. Andrew's United Church Hall, Kaslo Wednesday, May 4, 7pm. Nine reviewers discuss five "must read" books with a time limit of one minute per book. For more information phone the Kaslo & District Public Library, 250-353-2942.
AFTERNOON TEA AND SALE OF AFRICAN JEWELLERY: An event sponsored by Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas. Fundraiser for Stephen Lewis Foundation. Sunday, May 15, 2-4pm, Passmore. Tickets $5 in advance only. Phone 250-226-7304.
BALFOUR CHURCH GUILD MOTHER'S DAY Tea/Coffee Party, Art Show & Sale! Saturday, May 7, 10am-12noon, The Balfour Hall, Busk Rd, Balfour. Baking, deli items, plants & flowers, local artwork for sale! Raffles & door prizes. Enjoy baked goods & Oso Negro coffee. $3 admission. Everyone welcome!
COME WATCH THE DAM CITY ROLLERS!! Saturday, May 14, Selkirk College, Castlegar. Doors open 6pm. First whistle 6:30pm. $10/door OR $5 with a non-perishable donation for local food bank. BBQ & beverages will be available. Hope to see you there!
CRESTON VALLEY BIRD FEST: May 13, 14 & 15. Guided birding tours, presentations by Jakob Dulisse, Gary Davidson and Glynnis Hood, photography workshop with Monte Comeau, art studio, honey farm, organic dairy farm, food forest and estate winery tours. Children's events and canoe trips, bats and more! Register at www.crestonvalleybirds.ca
ECOSOCIETY'S 2016 NELSON GARDEN FESTIVAL: May 7 from 10am-3pm, Baker St, Nelson. Over 50 vendors on hand. Garden items only. You can even get chicken manure! If you like to garden, this market should not be missed! More info at www.ecosociety.ca
GAMES CLUB AT THE KASLO LIBRARY: Ages 13, Friday, Apr. 29, 3:30-5:30pm. Come down to the library after school for board and video gaming. Please preregister, 250-353-2942, email@example.com This free program is brought to you by the Kaslo & District Public Library in partnership with North Kootenay Lake Community Services. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Columbia Basin Trust.
GET YOUR SUMMER READING LIST READY! Kaslo & District Public Library brings 45 BOOKS IN 45 MINUTES to St. Andrew's United Church Hall, Wednesday, May 4, 7pm. Celebrate great books with this fast paced, fun event! Free event, donations to the library accepted. Call 250-353-2942, email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL hosted by Trail Harmony Choir Saturday, Apr. 30, 7pm, Charles Bailey Theatre, Trail. Tickets $18 at the Box Office. Guest choirs: Wenatchee Apollo Club, Wenatchee Appleaires, Yakima Camarata Club, Kelowna Spectrum Singers, Nelson Choral Society. For more info: www.trailharmonychoir.ca, 250-368-7125.
KIDS' TOYS, BABY GEAR & CLOTHES: Great quality, better prices! Don't miss the twice yearly Just Between Friends Sale at the Spokane Fairgrounds, Apr. 29-May 1 and Kootenai Fairgrounds, May 20-22. One chance to shop from hundreds of consignors. Sunday is free admission and half price sale! See our website for event details: www.jbfsale.com
KOOTENAY GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL SHOW & SALE: June 4 & 5, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Castlegar Community Complex. Crystals, geode cracking, stone carving, wire wrapping, lapidary supplies. Dealers, displays, rock auction, gold panning, garnet screening, Chamber of Mines. Come see, learn & buy! Bring your mystery rock to have identified by geology professor.
MAY 1 IS INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY: West Kootenay workers will celebrate this May 1 and invite you to join us for free music, free food and good information. Sunday, May 1 from 11am-2pm at Spirit Square, Castlegar City Hall, 460 Columbia Ave. Everyone welcome!
NELSON & AREA ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM: A presentation to educate and engage all Canadians on older adult abuse and neglect on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1pm at the Passmore Lodge, 3650 Old Passmore Rd. Presented by Sandi McKreight, CRN Co-ordinator, Seniors Advocate.
NELSON AUTHOR DONNA MACDONALD VISITS Kaslo & District Public Library, Monday, May 16, 7pm to talk about her experience as a Nelson city councilor and her book 'Surviving City Hall'. All are welcome to attend this free event brought to you by the library and the Kootenay Library Federation.
RAISING CHILDREN WITH MONEY SENSE: Children start to be aware of money by the time they are 3. Join Barb Szuta as she shares some tips on helping children develop a healthy relationship with money, the saving, spending, sharing concept, allowances and needs and wants. Wednesday, May 4, 10am-12noon at Parent and Child Time, Harrop Hall. More information email@example.com, 250-229-2167. Offered by Kootenay Lake Family Network and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Like us on Facebook: Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Kaslo/Balfour.
READY, SET, LEARN AT REDFISH SCHOOL! Inviting all 3, 4 and 5 year olds to come to the Kindergarten Room Friday, May 6, 9-11:30am. Enjoy crafts, play time and circle time with Mrs. Makeiv, the Kindergarten teacher. Lisa Tremblay, Speech/Language Pathologist and Tasha Kanigan, Public Health Nurse, will be there to answer any questions you may have. Register by Apr. 29 with Julie Poetsch 250-229-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org Offered by Redfish School and CBAL.
ROSSLAND GARDEN FESTIVAL: Thursday, May 19, 3-6pm, downtown next to the Credit Union. Plants, Soil Experts, Garden Supplies, Produce, Food and Live Music! First Summer Market: Thursday, June 2, 3-6pm. Accepting Vendors! www.rosslandmountainmarket.com
SLOCAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY PRESENTS Diana Morita Cole, author of Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit (2015), Sunday, May 1, 1pm. Diana examines the imprisonment of 2200 Japanese Latin Americans during WWII. No Charge.
SPRING BUG DAY: Join Slocan River Streamkeepers and SWAMP for a fun afternoon for all ages learning about rivers and wetlands by visiting them, collecting bugs and checking them out under a microscope. Sunday, May 15, 1-4pm. Location, Slocan Valley TBA. Call 250-226-0008 for more info or to register.
SPRING FLING EVENT: Winlaw Elementary School, Saturday, Apr. 30, 10am-2pm. Barbecue, bake sale, kids' games, face painting, silent auction, raffles & plant sale! Annual fundraiser for field trips, arts & outdoor programming. Come rain or shine!
TENNIS IS IN FULL SWING IN KASLO! The nets are up and the new keys and memberships will be available May 1 at the Kaslo Motel, 330 D Ave. Make Wednesday evenings after 5:30pm your night to drop in and meet other players! Have a great season!
TEXAS HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Apr. 30 at the Slocan Legion Hall, 502 Harold St, starting at 6:30pm sharp. $30 Buy-in. Tickets at Mountain Valley Station in Slocan or phone 250-355-2672 to reserve. Be sure to get your tickets early as we sold out quickly last time! BC Gaming rules will apply. The Legion welcomes members & guests.
TWELFTH NIGHT - LOVE AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: A dance drama presented by the JVH School Drama Program. Wednesday through Saturday, May 4-7, 7pm at the school. Adults $12, children 12 and under $8. Advance tickets at Sunnyside Naturals & JVH School Office.
VALLICAN WHOLE COMMUNITY CHOIR SPRING CONCERT: Please join us on Sunday, May 1, 3pm at the Vallican Whole. Admission by donation, half the proceeds donated to the Slocan Valley Refugee Coalition. For more info, call Sharon 250-226-7191.
WINLAW WATERDAY FESTIVAL for the love of water is happening May 7, starting at noon. All day live music featuring Red Eyed Soul, Lill Dave and The Blue Wave, Gemma Luna, Irie Vibes and lots more, traditional parade, kids zone and market. Join in the fun!
TARZWELL FARMS: Top grade, locally grown & naturally raised beef, available year round. Price will be increasing to $4.95/lb hanging weight. Order by May 1st and we will honour the current price of $4.90/lb. Delivery to Nelson, Castlegar & Trail available. 250-428-4316..
THE FARM ON RELKOFF is hosting an open-air marketplace featuring handcrafted items from local vendors, Apr. 30, 10am-3pm, 1350 Relkoff Rd. Watch for the sandwich boards at Broadwater Rd near Pass Creek fairgrounds. Pottery, stained glass, soaps, hypertufas, fairy gardens, duck eggs, cured organic meat products & much more! 250-304-2530.
WHOLE SCHOOL SATURDAY MARKET: Saturdays from July 2-Sept. 5, The Whole School (5614 Hwy 6, Winlaw) will host a farmer's market plus concession from 10am-2pm. Interested vendors contact Emily at 250-448-2628 or Josée at 250-226-7737 or email email@example.com
YARD SALE IN PARADISE!!! Saturday, Apr. 30, 10am-4pm (no early birds please) 7602 Rooster Rd (1 min south of Lemon Creek). Clearing out our workshop, closets & storage for spring. Lots of great stuff! Building supplies, household items, 2 composting toilets, tools, snorkel stove for hot tub, awesome women's clothing, kids stuff & more!
KOOTENAY ARTISAN FAIR ONE DAY ONLY: Sunday, May 1 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson. 52 vendors, $2 at the door, open 10am-4pm. Great Mother's day gifts, find us on Facebook Purchase directly from the makers, keep your money local.