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Events Calendar for 2011

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Mar 1
Dec 1
Yoga with Drea
Yoga with Drea is a refreshing Vinyasa Yoga flow class held every Sunday morning at 10am at The Studio 182 Baker St, Nelson.
The Studio 182 Baker St , 10:00

Mar 5 ART OPENING: wee Gallery, Passmore
Wee Gallery is having it’s first art opening to celebrate the many amazing artists and artisans already showing in the gallery shop, including our first show by artist Karma of Queens Bay.
And to show off the space to artists who might like to join us, present the flameworking studio, and showcase Niko, the Kootenay Espresso Medics’ machine repair and sales shop and machines available for sale now.
Wee Gallery will show a different artist on the walls every month and host evening openings for each show with music, refreshments, and Niko’s Bliss coffee.
3598 Hwy 6 Passmore , 07:00

Mar 5 Hello Baby! - a one-man comedy/instructional lecture by a first-time, semi-competent father
Tickets are $10 and available at:
Out of the Cellar, Columbia Ave. Rossland OR Charles Bailey Theatre Box Office 1-866-368-9669 (accepts visa)

“Myers is Brilliant”- Globe and Mail

“Myers reveals himself as a star”- Georgia Straight

HELLO BABY: An Instructional Lecture by a First Time, Semi-Competent Father answers the burning question of what happens when a self-involved man-child becomes a new father as well as providing helpful hints for other fathers-to-be such as: “Is your life as you know it really over?” And “Can you safely operate a fax machine on two hours sleep?” All the things you were afraid to ask in prenatal class will be answered, and more!

Featuring new tunes Rebel Dad, Nobody Warned Me Bout the Drool, and Yes Honey I’d Be More Than Happy To Get More Diapers And Make Dinner And Hand Wash All These Cloth Diapers As Soon As I Finish Giving You A Back Rub And Vacuuming The Floor Again Because You Are Hyper Paranoid About Germs, Really I Would, No, I'm Not Just Saying That Because I Think Its What You Want to Hear, I Want to Do It, Look, I’m Doing It Right Now, See??” Starring a cast of eclectic characters, and featuring Lucas Myers’ hilarious and unique brand of observational humor, this is one lecture you won’t want to miss.

WARNING: For anyone who is going to be a Dad, is a Dad, has a Dad or knows a Dad ONLY.

From the creator of The Cromoli Bros.
Rossland Miners Hall , 20:00

Mar 6 Seed Swap, Films and more
Presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture & Rossland REAL Food

Rossland Miners Hall (1768 Columboa Ave. Rossland)

Bring garden seeds that are in excess of what you need, whether saved from your own plants or from packages you bought. Local seed savers, both hobbyists and commercial growers, will have seeds for sale and trade.

5:30 PM Fresh homeade chili ($4/Bowl,) baked goods, beer and pop will be available for purchase.

6:00 PM FRESH: The Movie. 70 minutes.
$10 admission. $2 off with proof of your RCAC membership

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. FRESH inspires its audience to grow fresh food, to cultivate new ideas, and to become active participants in the vibrant, ever-growing, worldwide movement towards healthy and sustainable alternatives to industrial agriculture. The uplifting story received great reviews from the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others.

7:30 PM Dirt! The Movie - included with you FRESH admission

Dirt! The Movie digs into the wonderment of the living soil, then links its abuse by modern
to drought, famine, climate change, and war. It returns to connect us to people all over the world who have learned to harness the beauty and power inherent to a respectful relationship with the soil. It was selected for the Sundance festival in 2009 and won top awards at the Mendocino, Maui, and the Visions/Voices Environmental film festivals.
, 16:00

Mar 8 Good info
Very nice site!
USA , 18:00

Mar 11
Feb 1
'Ski Bum: The Musical' Comes to Nelson!
'Ski Bum: The Musical': Rossland's Iron Mountain Theatre will be bringing their original 'Ski Bum: The Musical' to The Capitol Theatre March 11th & 12th, 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Capitol Theatre box office located at 421 Victoria Street, by phone 250-352-6363, or online www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students. For more information check out ironmountaintheatre.ca

The Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St., Nelson, BC , 08:00

Mar 11
Mar 12
24hr WebDev Showdown
Tech Village's 24hr WebDev Showdown event has just announced $1,750 in cash prizes to be awarded along with a ripe supply of schwag and good times.

It'll be a showdown at sundown starting Friday March 11th. Teams will have 24 hours to design a webpage for emerging local businesses and non-profits and claim the title of first ever 24hr WebDev Showdown champion!

Notorious Web Designers: Do you have the mad skills to design a website in a 24 hour competition?

Are you ready for the glory and the gory? Your wanted status can grow by leaps and bounds as we plaster your company mug shot all over the county.

Top prize $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250

More info at http://www.kast.com/showdown
Hume Hotel , 16:00

Mar 11
Mar 12
Ski Bum: The Musical in Nelson
Attention ski bums, snow bums, skinny bums, and large bums; Iron Mountain Theatre (I.M.T.) is proud to present: Ski bum: the Musical. I.M.T. (the company who brought you ‘A Tribute to Mining’, ‘White Star Lady’, and ‘Company Jump’) is the Kootenay's newest, professional theatre company. True fire for theatre arts burns in these young writers, composers, singers, actors, and dancers.

Ski-Bum: The Musical is an all-original, character driven, seasonal inspired homage to the dirtbags, debutants, lurkers and posers constantly in search of bottomless pow (powder snow;) An all-original musical comedy that pokes fun of musical theatre while highlighting the trials and tribulations faced by a variety of mountain lovers. Mountain culture amplified by song, dance and story. The innuendo alone is enough to tickle even the most chafed of funny-bones.

Staring West Kootenay residents RJ Peters, Jane Gaudet, Mark Pollard and Nadine Tremblay. Written by Tyler Bradley and Mark Pollard. Directed by Shane Snow.
For more Information, check out ironmountaintheatre.ca

This project is made possible through the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and The Nelson And District Credit Union. TICKETS ARE $16 for adults, $14 for students/seniors and $11 for children under 12
Available at The Capitol Theatre.
Rated PG 13.
Capitol Theatre , 22:00

Mar 12 Burger & Beer Night - MS Society
Come on out and enjoy a juicy burger and a beer for $9.95, and $5 will be donated to the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society! Enjoy the fabulous view and support a great cause!
Dock 'n' Duck - next to the Balfour ferry landing , 17:00

Mar 14
Mar 18
Youth World Dance Camp
What are your children doing for Spring Break? Get them into action with the
YOUTH WORLD DANCE CAMP. Youth ages 7+ will get to learn Pop 'n' Lock Bellydance, Latin, African, Folk Fusion and Modern Dance from some of the areas most renowned dance instructors! This camp runs for five consecutive mornings March 14-18 from 10am -12 at the Slocan Park Hall. With funding from CBT and CKCA this camp is made available for $55 for each participant. Contact Shauna at 250-226-0087 or go to SoulFireDance.webs.com for more information and registration!

Slocan Park Hall , 10:00

Mar 18 Turkish Delights
cuisine is one of the worlds great cuisines and has a long and complex history. Despite its ancient roots, the Turkish diet is a healthy one, even by today's standards, with its emphasis on eating a variety of foods and using fresh natural ingredients. A Turkish dinner most
definitely starts with a soup. I will present a classic - lemon rice soup with chicken which is served throughout the country.  With the soup we will enjoy a simple staple, pita - topped with spicy lamb and garlic. The main will be a dish called the Sultan's Delight.  It is a slow cooked stew of lamb and root vegetables served over smoky roasted eggplant, with an amazing salad on the side - very traditional. With some tea we will relish in an old favorite and an ancient sweet - Baklava. If you want something incredibly healthy and wonderfully savory I recommend checking out what Turkish cuisine offers, you'll be surprised! Mark Arrowsmith will be your chef for the evening.
Culinary Conspiracy , 18:00

Mar 20 AFKO Film Night

Admission by donation. $2 (suggested)

Sunday March 20th 2011 @ 3pm, Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest is proud to present the movie 2 frogs dans l'Ouest in its community center at 723 Ward street, Nelson
Synopsis: Marie Deschamps, a 20 year old French-Canadian girl, quits college to learn English and travel in Western Canada. Her journey will bring her to Whistler, British Columbia, where she will meet other young souls who are a little lost, just like her. Somewhere out West, these people and this adventure will change her life forever.
Admission: 5$

For more information, call at 250-352-3516
Afko 723 Ward St. , 16:00

Mar 25 Canadian Premiere of 'DREAM' - Fundraiser to help Kootenay Kids go to Tipi Camp
Join Kootenay Paraglider Pilot, Benjamin Jordan, as he flies across Canada by the seat of his pants in this beautiful and emotional documentary about realizing a dream, inspiring youth and setting a new World Distance Record.

Friday, March 25th @ 7:30 PM
Capitol Theatre, Nelson
$10 Adults, $5 Children (12 and under).

All proceeds will be used to create bursaries to enroll children from local, low-income homes into Tipi Camp's (W.I.S.E) program - Wilderness Immersion For Self Esteem
Capitol Theatre, Nelson , 19:30

Mar 26 Join the first West Kootenay Community Formation
Be a part of the Human Landscape!

Connect with hundreds of members of your community, literally, by becoming part of the first ever West Kootenay Human Landscape!

Share this truly unique event with your friends and family and be organized into a beautiful design of mountains and running water while local Paraglider Pilot, Benjamin Jordan, flies above and documents the occasion with an aerial photograph

The image will be made available online and sold as a print with proceeds going to help children from low-income homes go to Tipi Camp this summer.

See the formation concept here: http://aboveandbeyondkootenays.com
Lakeside Park (Soccer Fields) , 16:00

Mar 26 Cook the Book
Cook the Book - is new series that will run each month. We will showcase some great recipes from one of our cook books. Each class will focus on some of the best recipes from the book. If you like the recipes, the featured book can be purchased at 25% off. To kick Cook the Book off we will be featuring recipes from Flavours of the Southwest , by Susan
Curtis and Nicole Curtis Ammerman from the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Saturday, March 26 @ 6 pm - Fresh ingredients, local foods and products, Native American and Mexican flavours, and the blessed green chile are the hallmarks of Santa Fe style cooking. Now anyone can share the expertise of some of the Santa Fe area's top chefs with this new cookbook that features original recipes exemplifying traditional New Mexican, Spanish, and contemporary Southwestern cuisine.  This evening, chef Mark Arrowsmith 
will start with a Tortilla soup with some crispy Tortilla strips and an Avocado relish. We will then make some real tasty crab and corn fritters with a red chili glaze for dipping. Then, on to a Grapefruit and Jicima salad with Avocado. The main will be a Roasted Pork loin with a red chili - peanut mole served with a simple garlic rice. After the spice we will enjoy some Chocolate Mousse and a cup of tea. It's so hard to showcase a whole book in one evening, but we will try! Enjoy the class and have a good look at a great book.
Culinary Conspiracy , 18:00

Mar 28
May 16
Bellydance Classes: Egyptian and Tribal
Spring is here and so are Bellydance classes! This Spring I am offering 2 consecutive classes, starting with Oriental and followed by Tribal.
The Oriental class will focus on Egyptian technique, proper movement anatomy and kinetic awareness. We will explore dancing with veils and learn a fun new choreography full of tantalizing moves and emotive expressions!

The Tribal class will have the fun folkloric flair that ranges from fiery flamenco inspired moves to celebratory Raj...asthani spins to mesmerizing sacred mudras. This class also includes rhythm study and learning to play finger cymbals!

Spring Session March 28 - May 16 (no class April 25)

7/$70 or both classes for $125 +hst

Egyptian Oriental Belly Dance

From swaying hips and fluid arms to lifts, drops and shimmies, this class covers a dynamic range of Egyptian style belly dance. Explore dancing with veils and learn a choreography incorporating fundamental Bellydance moves! Join in this fun and exciting class where you will strengthen and explore your body through isolated to undulating movements. This winter session we will focus on drawing the movements deeply into our bodies and core while fully embracing the feminine essence. This class is great for beginners and offers layered movements for those more advanced. Come shake, shimmy and roll!

Mondays 6:30-7:45 pm

Slocan Park Hall

Tribal Style Belly Dance

This style is influenced by the tribal cultures of the Near East, Middle East, North Africa and Spain. The class includes rhythm study, playing finger cymbals and American Tribal Style Bellydance. You will learn fundamentals from slow to fast movements and begin to thread them together through improvisational lead and follow. In this multi cultural dance experience you discover a whole world of beautiful movement and ethnic expression!

Mondays 7:45-9:00 pm

Slocan Park Hall

Register with SVRC at 250.226.0008 and click here for more info http://soulfiredance.webs.com/

Slocan Park Hall , 18:00

Mar 30 Stewards of Children Training
Little Warriors is pleased to offer a Stewards of Children training in Nelson. The Stewards of Children teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse. Register online at www.littlewarriors.ca
SD8 Board Office , 16:00

Mar 31
Apr 11
“Cabane à sucre” (Maple syrup celebration)
The Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest (AFKO) is pleased to invite you to its annual “Cabane à sucre” (Maple syrup celebration) on Sunday, April 10th 2011. This event, held at the Salmo Ski Hill, attracts between 150 and 200 participants from all over the region every year.
Schedule of the event:
12:00 pm: Doors open
≈1:00 pm: Traditional meal, including pancakes, ham, eggs, pork and beans, artisan bread, coffee and tea.
≈ 2:00 pm: AFKO president and executive director as well as VIP's speeches.
≈ 2:20 pm: Maple taffy on snow and traditional music and songs
For admission fees or other information visit our website at afko.ca or call us at: 250-352-3516

Salmo ski hill , 12:00

Mar 31 Salute to Maple Syrup -The Sweet Taste of Spring
It's easy as a Canadian to take Maple Syrup for granted. After all, it's on the shelves of every grocery store and as winter starts to wane each year, the sight of taps on trees in eastern Canada is almost as common as wool on sheep. Sometimes we forget that maple syrup is renowned worldwide as a rare and delightful delicacy. I have put together some of my favorite recipes that all 
showcase the sweet tree nectar. Let's start off with a sweet and creamy roasted Parsnip and Pear soup; followed by a great salad of spinach, cranberries and candied nuts, dressed in an incredible Maple
Vinaigrette. Our main will be a twist on a classic. Pork Tenderloin with a Brandy and Maple Cream sauce, roasted potato and sautéed carrots. To finish we will enjoy a Maple Crème Caramel and a nice 
cuppa tea. If you are like most of us Canadians who love Maple Syrup and would like to learn more about cooking with it, then this is your class! Join chef Mark Arrowsmith for a sweet night of Maple goodness.
Culinary Conspiracy , 18:00

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