2nd ANNUAL FAMILY FAIR DAY: Sunday, Sept. 3. Pancake Breakfast at the Legion Hall, 8:30am. Parade including celebrities, vintage cars and trucks, bikes, floats and horses. At Expo Park enjoy a free kids carnival, markets, food, show & shine, and live music till 4pm. Brought to you by the Spirit of Slocan Committee. For parade registration: email@example.com, info: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALPHA YAYA DIALLO CONCERT and all-ages dance in Silverton Memorial Hall, Sunday, Aug. 20, 7:30pm, with special guest, Ahmed Fofana from Mali. Diallo is a three-time Juno award winner. Tickets: $15 at the door; students, $8; kids, $3. Info: www.silvertongallery.ca
MUSHROOM MASTER- PETER McALLISTER will be talking about Exploring Kootenay Mushrooms as part of the Kaslo & District Public Library's Summer Reading Club Guest Speaker Series. Everyone is welcome to join us at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4:30pm to learn about mushroom ecology: How to grow, harvest and appreciate the diverse fungi found in the West Kootenays. Brought to you in conjunction with the Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake, RDCK and the Village of Kaslo. For more information, call 250-353-2942.
NELSON FAT TIRE FESTIVAL: A celebration of all things mountain bike related... this Aug. 24-27. Visit www.nelsonfattire.com for event details and schedules or visit us at Gerick Cycle & Ski, or Sacred Ride, Nelson for details.
PEE WEE ELLIS FUNK ASSEMBLY performs at Bloom, Nelson, Sept. 23! Pee Wee, founding member of the JB's, longtime saxophonist & cowriter with James Brown, has always & continues to be Van Morrison's saxophonist. Now in the U.K. (Florida born in 1941) This is a rare performance by legendary funk masters. Info & tickets: www.mountainthunderpresents.com
SENIORS COFFEE & REFRESHMENTS: Aug. 21, 9-11am, Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Ave. IRIS Project Increasing Recreation Involving Seniors Connecting seniors (60+) to each other, service providers, & the community. Striving for intergenerational connectedness. Please join us to visit and share your ideas about future activities. Registration not required. IRIS events are free, donations welcomed. A project of Castlegar CRN: Community Response Network Sponsored by RDCK: H, I, J. Creating safe, healthy & inclusive communities. Sandi McCreight, Coordinator, email@example.com, 250-365-2104 ext. 23.
TAIKEN: JAPANESE CANADIANS SINCE 1877 and Memories From Home, on now until Oct. 29 in Langham Gallery, Kaslo. Reception Sept. 8. Traveling exhibition from the Nikkei National Museum, Burnaby, and artifacts from collection of Chuck Tasaka and the Langham museum. These shows commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment. www.thelangham.ca
THE LARDEAU VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY presents "The History of the Earl Grey Pass Trail within the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy" with speaker Ric Careless. Ric was an advocate for the establishment of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy and author of the book "To Save the Wild Earth". The Society is hosting this event to celebrate the Canada 150 Earl Grey Trail Restoration Project on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 7-9pm at the Argenta Hall.
THE NEW CUSTOMS: Presented by The Langham, Kaslo, Tuesday, Aug. 15, doors at 6:30pm. Dynamic folk duo from Winnipeg with a Celtic flavour, haunting vocals and soaring fiddle. Folking Amazing! Tickets $15 at Sunnyside Naturals and Willow Home Boutique. www.thelangham.ca
TWO ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT WING CREEK RESORT, just 5 minutes north of Kaslo on Hwy 31. Watercolours by Kate O'Keefe and Emily Mattas, as well as felting by Emily Mattas. Look for the Gallery & Gift Shop signs. Open daily.
BALFOUR ALL ANGELS MARKET: Saturdays, July 8-Aug.19, 9:30am-1:30pm, 8551 Busk Rd, Balfour. This is a nonprofit event with all proceeds going to the upkeep & maintenance of Balfour's 125 year old church, one of the oldest buildings in the West Kootenays. Interested in being a vendor or artist? Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-777-3099.
SLOCAN VALLEY BLACK ANGUS BEEF SALE: BUY HALF A SIDE, ONLY $3.99/lb. Homegrown, sides/quarters, $100 freezer packs, 5 pound bags soup/marrow or knuckle bones, dog bones 50 pounds $49.99. Government inspected, no GMOs, antibiotics or tranquilizers. Home of the happy cows. Delivered. Ground beef special, lean and extra lean (hamburger). Wayne Savinkoff, 250-226-BEEF.