Quilting, folk dancing, and union songs...

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
October 16th, 2013

The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week!  On Mondays at 1:30pm the Rossland Seniors Art Club meets.  Contact Edith Harasin at 250-362-5477 for more information.   On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7:00pm.  Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information.   On Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm the Rossland Golden City Old Time Fiddlers practice and play.  The public are welcome to sit in and listen to the old time fiddlers play their music.  Visitors should contact Richie Mann before going to the Hall.  Contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465.  On Thursdays between 9:30-11:00am join the Seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.   

This weekend, Saturday October 19 to Sunday October 20, the Quilters Guild’s semi-annual exhibit and display is in the Miners Hall.  The exhibit,  “Bear Necessities” presented by the Rossland Golden City Quilters is not to be missed!  The Miners Hall is located at 1765 Columbia Ave. and the exhibit runs from Saturday, 10:00am– 4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Entry is by donation. 

The third Sunday of every month is the Joe Hill Coffee House and this Sunday, October 20 the evening will be videoed by Ron Verzuh, who is studying the history of unions in the Kootenays, and the role played by Joe Hill when the unions were forming 100 years ago.  In keeping with Ron’s interest in the subject, we will be featuring a number of union and workingman songs.  The line-up for Sunday night, includes;  The Kidz – a great harmony group and songs with punch;  Bethany Worsnop – a young harmonica virtuoso; Rupert and Nadine – fine songs, great voices; Bert Kniss – sweet harmonica;  Marti Daniel (and Les on one song) – songs for the workers; Max Hawk – a coming Kootenays legend;  Golden City Fiddlers – always rousing and full of fun!  The audience described the first show of the season as “the best yet!” and the October 20 show will be at least as good!   The evening takes place at the Rossland Miners’ Union Hall, 1765 Columbia Avenue, at 7:00 PM (doors at 6:00) on October 20.  Admission is $3 – kids and students free.  Round tables, soft seats, great atmosphere, goodies by the local young drama people.  Fun!

Blackjack Ski Clubis gearing up for another great season!  Learning the basics of cross country skiing will open the door to a lifetime of fun and fitness!  The Jackrabbits program offers cross country ski lessons throughout the winter for kids ages 4-11. Registration for programs is on November 2nd during the Black Jack Ski Club Ski Swap at the Prestige Hotel, 11am-2pm.   The Powderhound (downtown Rossland) will also accept registrations after the ski swap.

Volunteering with Black Jack Ski Club Skier Development is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering these awesome programs.  Throughout BC, the beginner levels of Cross Country skiing are taught by volunteer coaches.   Please note that Coaches do not need to be expert skiers!  The 4-5 age group (Bunnies) learns through playing and getting familiar with moving on the equipment.  Parents, this course will open the door to have you actively participate with your child in the sport of XC skiing!  The first step is taking the ICC workshop coming up October 25 (pm only) & 26.  Please contact Karen Reader for more information – blackjackskier@gmail.com;  250-362-7036. 

The Craft Council of BC is celebrating its 40 Anniversary this year and the Rossland Arts Council and local artists are showcasing some of the talent living in our community.  Rosslanders are invited to become more familiar with local crafters through the workshops that are being offered.  The RCAC has put together some amazing courses, led by local crafters and professional artists who are excited to share their passions with Rossland.  For those who are interested in Quilting, Karen Thatcher and Deyanne Davies are offering three different quilting workshops over the last weekend in October.  On October 20, Jessica Haskins is offering a Loom Beaded Bracelet workshop and on October 26, Barbara Robinson is offering a Jacquard Knitting program.  For those interested in Spindle Spinning, Barb Robinson is offering one on Sunday October 27.  Sarah Zanussi is offering some Pottery Workshops for Kids, on Saturday October 19 that will have children making hand built pumpkins.  Contact the Recreation Department, at 250-362-2327 or recreation@rossland.cafor more information. 

Folk Dancing at the Miners’ Hall has started up for the season!  Dave Cornelius leads the evening of English Country dance for the 1st half of the evening and then some contra dancing for the 2nd half.  The evening closes out with a waltz.  Instruction for all dances is provided.  You can sign up for the whole series at Rossland Recreation or come as a drop in.  The dates for Folk Dancing are October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 13, April 3, May 1 and May 29. 

The Stretch and Strength Aerobics class have started again!  The classes started on Tuesday, October 8 and will run until mid-December with a break in between when the Instructor will be out of town.  The course will focus on strengthening principles to give the participants a well-balanced full body workout.  This fun, basic level class is for building and maintaining strength and is designed for folks who are working with low level 1-4lb hand weights.  Sessions include a ten minute warm up, 40 minutes of strength conditioning and a 10 minute cool down stretch.  The Tuesday classes are from 9:00-10:00am and the Thursday classes are from 9:15-10:15am at the Miners Hall. 

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  From Storytime for toddlers to Teen Movie night, the Library has some excellent opportunities to connect with others and to further a love of literacy.   












































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