If you’re looking to escape from the wet, Spring weather, Folk Dancing in the Miners Hall is this Thursday, starting at 7:00pm. The style is a combination of English Country dancing and Contra Dance. There are no complicated steps to learn, just bring your sense of humour and your rhythm and your willingness to have fun! Drop in is $8.00 per person.
Friday, April 12 is the next NFB Film Night at the Rossland Library. The movies start at 7:00pm and admission is by donation and includes free popcorn! In advance of Earth Day (April 22nd), this month’s NFB Film Club movie will be Earth Keepers. Young activist Mikael Rioux travels the world, meeting the exceptional men & women behind innovative projects of the future. It will be screened with the short Loon Dreamaing.
If you need your boating certificate, Mike Fairweather is teaching the Boating Basics course – the Canadian Coast Guard accredited boating proficiency course. The all-day course is being held this Saturday in the Arena Lounge, from 9:00-4:30pm. The course objectives are to provide an introductory level of water safety knowledge to improve your enjoyment of boating activities; to provide instruction on your responsibilities as a recreational boater under Canadian law and to provide you with the knowledge necessary to obtain the Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
Saturday, April 13 marks the opening of the West Kootenay Roller Derby season, with a double header in the Rossland Arena. The doors open at 4:00pm with the first bout at 5:00pm when Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers take on Salmo’s Babes of Brutality. The second bout is at 7:00pm with the Rossland Trail Roller Girls taking on Nelson’s KillJoys. Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362452for $10.00 or at the door for $15.00. Kids 10 and under are $2.00 admission at the door. The Concession will be open for food and the Beer Garden is open in the Lounge. Bring the whole family for this great entertainment spectacle! For more information, you can log on to www.kootenayrollerderby.com.
Are you a Senior interested in becoming more computer literate? There are two excellent courses coming up that will help you to feel more comfortable and confident. CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy) is offering two, FREE! Seniors Computer Workshops in April. Workshop #1: Learn how to use Facebook: In this hands-on workshop you can set up your own Facebook page, upload photos and find friends and more! This workshop is located at Rossland Public Library on Wednesday April 17 from 11:00am to 1:30pm. Workshop #2: Learn all about shopping safely online. In this workshop you will learn safe online practices, get helpful tips, and much more. Come and practice your shopping skills! The course is located at the Rossland Public Library on Friday April 19 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Register now as seats are limited! Only 10 seats per workshop. To register, please contact Tiffaney- (Greater Trail Community Literacy Coordinator) at 250.921.7289.
If you have some spare time and are interested in volunteering, the Rossland Food Bank is holding their AGM on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00pm, in the Food Bank, at 1807 Columbia Avenue. If you missed the AGM, drop by the Food Bank on Tuesdays before 11:00am to discuss opportunities to volunteer or sit on the Board.
If you’re a homeschooler, the Library has a new Homeschoolers Support program at the Library, on Friday afternoons. For more information and a schedule, contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org call 250-362-7611.
If you’re thinking about becoming a Lifeguard and you’ve already taken your Bronze Medallion, there’s a Standard First Aid coming up in May, with the NLS right behind it. Contact the Castlegar Community Complex to register for the two day Standard First Aid course which runs Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12. The National Lifeguard Service Award starts two weeks later and runs over a month. The Castlegar Complex can be reached at 250-365-3386.
The Early Spin and Strength class is running at the Out of Bounds Fitness Studio from 6:10-7:00am on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Wednesday, April 3 until Friday, May 10. You can register for six sessions, twelve sessions or pay drop in. Morning Zumba, evening Zumba and Stretch & Strength have all resumed after a break over Spring Break. Morning Zumba is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30am, Stretch and Strength is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am and evening Zumba is on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm.
The new Spring Recreation Brochure is out and can be viewed online at www.rossland.ca, City Hall, Recreation Department, Program guide. There are lots of great programs coming up, including; Sarah Zanussi’s Lasagna Pan Pottery class on Sunday April 21 and Sunday, May 26 from 9:00-12:00pm. The Yellow Flower Wall Hanging course that incorporates quilting and painting and is featured on the front cover of the Spring brochure, is running Friday April 19 from 6:00-9:00pm and then Saturday April 20 from 9:00-5:00pm. For little tykes, there’s Preschool T-Ball and Tumbalina with Pam Shirley and Creative Movements with Kootenay Danceworks. For children ages 5-10 years, there’s Little Kids Rugby, REC Gymnastics, Bike Maintenance, Tennis, Mountain Biking Courses and Pottery. For Youth, check out the Babysitters Course and some more advanced Mountain Biking courses. There are also several exciting new Mountain Biking courses, including a Bike Maintenance course for women, offered by Revolution Cycles