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Events Calendar for 2011

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May 1 Scotiabank MS Walk - Every step matters
Make your step the one that ends multiple sclerosis.

Choose a 3 km, 5 km or 8 km route, all wheelchair/scooter accessible.

Check In: 9:30 am. – 11:30 am
Entertainment & Lunch: 10 am – 1 pm
Start: 1 pm

Register: online at mswalks.ca
or call 1-866-352-3997


Lakeside Rotary Park - Nelson , 09:30

May 2
Jun 13
Spine Sense Yoga Series
A new 6 week clinic series; Spine Sense Yoga.
This is a program for anyone who has back pain or injury OR for those looking to try yoga in a safe, supported environment.
Not only will you have excellent instruction from a Registered Yoga Teacher, Linsey Rose, but also personal hands on assistance and adjustment from a Physiotherapist, Jessica DeMars, BSc.P.T..
The class will focus on breathing foundations, core strength and integrating the two into gentle yoga postures.
The program is one hour a week and runs six weeks, building on the previous week, and will progress in a safe and flexible manner, dependent on the participants.

Spine Sense Yoga
Starting May 2, 2011
@ Shanti Yoga www.shantiyoga.ca
Mondays 10:30-11:30am
$85 + gst
*May be eliglble for partial coverage from some extended health plans
Shanti Yoga Studio , 10:30

May 7 Borsht with Nellie Poppoff (Taghum Hall Fundraiser)
9:30 am - $20.00 Learn hands on to make Borsht. And then enjoy eating and serving it after. Bring your favourite knife and chopping block. (recipe included)
12:00 pm - IF you just want to eat: $10.00 Enjoy a bowl of borsht with a bun served with traditional Doukhobour wooden spoons.
This is a fundraiser, so bring your friends and families.

RVSP is important for planning. Please rvsp by May 5th.
To: lcbarber@shaw.ca
Taghum Hall 5915 Taghum Hall Road, by the old bridge , 09:30

May 7 10th Annual Nelson Garden Festival
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend at the 10th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, a showcase for regional garden vendors. Annuals, perennials, early vegetable & flower starts, herbs, trees, shrubs, furniture and all kinds of garden accessories will line the 200 Block of Baker Street. Music and fun for the whole family.
200 Block Baker Street , 10:00

May 7
Apr 7
18 Piece Jazz / Dance Band - Live
If you love music, dancing or Big Bands, come to this event !
Playmor Junction Big Band

$15 at the door, $12.50advance; 2 for $24 advance.
Chocolate Fountain Dessert Table and Soft Drinks available.
Non-alcohol event. All welcome.
Best dance floor around !
Junction Church, 15 minutes from Nelson , 19:30

May 7 Keith Kitchen in Concert
Enjoy an acoustic evening of music with Canadian singer/songwriter Keith Kitchen. Keith's folk/roots style appeals to a wide audience and all are welcome. The event will be held at First Baptist Church, 611 Fifth St., Nelson with a 7:30pm start time. Entrance is by donation. Visit www.fbcnelson.ca for details.
First Baptist Church, 611 Fifth St Nelson , 19:30

May 9
May 15
Chinatown Week
May is national Asian Heritage Month, with Nelson celebrating its first Chinatown Week, in recognition of the significant contribution the Chinese community made to the city's rapid growth in its early days.

The celebration will be Nelson-wide, with over 30 cultural, educational, commercial organizations, stores, restaurants presenting their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of this part of Nelson's history with special events, demonstrations, exhibits, food- and merchandise selections. What will identify them all - out/indoors - are 600 red Chinese lanterns.

Highlight of the week, on May 15, will be the dedication of a permanent visible reminder - in form of an inscribed rock - at the corner of Hall/Vernon - an entrance to the former Chinatown. This rock - the Chinatown Plaque Project - has been financed by the City of Nelson and the Columbia Basin Trust.

May 9
May 15
Chinatown Plaque Project
Dedication of the inscribed rock - commemorating the contribution of the Chinese community in Nelson's early days - will have to be postponed until June. Due to an unseasonably long winter in higher elevations, the perfect rock is still covered by a blanket of snow.
, 16:00

May 10 chinatown week
china (not the reality show!)

instead getting real with the corporate-media nourished pre/misconceptions about the what/why/how of china.

conduit: lao

tue. may 10, 7:30pm, oxygen art centre.

$5 at the door
, 16:00

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Nelson United Church , 19:00

May 14
Oct 29
Cottonwood Falls Community Market
Cottonwood Falls Market will open Saturday May 14th at Cottonwood Falls park in Nelson. Local songstress Miss Quincy will kick off the season’s entertainment at noon, and Rob Funk will follow at 1pm. The West Kootenay EcoSociety operates Cottonwood Market as a project to promote local food security, relocalization of our economy and to create a meeting place for arts, culture and community networking. The EcoSociety also runs the Downtown Local Market on Baker Street, which will start up on June 15.
Cottonwood Falls Park , 09:30

SATURDAY MAY 14 10:00-2:00

May 14 Grand Opening West Creek Village
Available for purchase May 14th, show home opens at 11:00 am. Resister for tour www.WestCreekVillage.ca

Don’t Delay

First 3 buyers receive $15,000 cash-back purchase incentive!!!

Exceptional Value! 854-square-foot 2-bedroom design from $239,000 or $279,000 for the spacious 1,517-square-foot 3-bedroom plus studio floor plan.

All prices include applicable HST for approved buyers.
2011 Perrier Rd , 11:00

May 14 Cellist Jeff FaragherPresents, 'A Cellos Journey'
On Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 pm, cellist Jeff Faragher presents ‘A Cellos Journey’ an evening of fine music for solo cello. This event will take place at the St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, 723 Ward St. Nelson, BC.

Mr. Faragher is a Nelson based cellist with a rich and diverse background in performing. This is the first of what he hopes to make many tours throughout the Kootenays. It is Jeff’s hope to enrich communities in his area by collaborating with local musicians and organizations throughout the Kootenays to present interesting and entertaining musical experiences.

The program will include JS Bach’s Solo Suite in C Major, G. Crumb’s Solo Sonata, JS Bach’s Solo Suite in G Major, G. Cassado’s Solo Suite, M. Summer’s Juli-O, J. Tavener’s Threnos and other selections. The program will include a presentation interspersed between the pieces. The audience will hear about different elements of the works from their historical significance to the way they have helped shape the cello and it’s repertoire. Jeff presents this material in such a way that the audience is drawn into the performance making it about far more than just the strings and the bow.

Tickets for this event are available at Otter Books, 398 Baker Street, Nelson or at the door. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience a true Journey.

St. Saviour's Pro-Cathedral, 723 Ward, Nelson BC , 19:30

May 24
May 28
In Praise of Pews Art Show and Auction
7 cast-off pews are being transformed by local artists while 5 well used chairs are being invented by talented teens at the Nelson Youth Centre.

The public is invited to vote on the People's Choice award for the best pew, to dream of of one of these unique, creative benches adorning their house or patio; to attend a Grans to Grans gala evening with the opportunity to bid on their choice at the auction, and enjoy the lively auctioneering of Corky Evans.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the Stephen lewis Foundation Grandmotherrs to Grandmothers Campaign which supports community level initiatives in Africa that provide care and support to grandmothers, orphans and peole living with HIV/AIDS.

Viewing of Artwork May 24-28, 12-6
Grans to Grans Gala Sat. May 28 6pm,Acution at 8pm
Old Presbyterian Church, Victoria and Kootenay Sts , 12:06

May 27
May 29
Oxygen Art Market and Studio Sale

Friday May 27, 7-10pm
Sat May 28, 10am-6pm
Sunday May 29, 10am-5pm.

Join the excitement at the first annual Oxygen Art Market – a studio sale of original work. Whether your budget is $10 or $10 000, there is something for everyone and a wide variety of exceptional work to discover.
As a fundraiser for Oxygen Art Centre, over 40 local artists will display their 2-dimensional work: oil painting, mixed-media, cera-cola, watercolour, acrylic painting, photography, fibre art, and other 2-dimensional pieces.

Check out work by Deb Thompson, Alf Crossley, Natasha Smith, Fred Rosenberg, Boukje Elzinga, Karen Guilbault, Carol Reynolds, Rachel Yoder, Angelika Werth, John Cooper, Susan Andrews-Grace, Chuck Stake, Kathleen Pemberton, Deborah Loxam-Kohl, Ian Johnston, Courtney Anderson, Murray Kimber, Shayne Brandel and so many more.

Drop in for the buzz, check out the talent, and support artist-run culture and a great little artist-run centre.

The Oxygen Art Market is a fundraiser for Oxygen and the artists! 50% to artists and 50% to Oxygen.


Questions? info@oxygenartcentre.org
Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon Street (alley entrance), Nelson BC , 19:00

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