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Events Calendar for 2011

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Sep 1
Oct 31
"The Breath of A Brush" Art Show Opening
An exhibition of paintings of Nelson and area by local artist Brigitte Desbois.
Opening reception, Sept 1st from 6pm-9pm. The show runs till Oct 31st.
Dancing Bear Inn , 18:00

Sep 1 French Second Language Parent Information meeting
Parents, Students and Public of Nelson & Area Schools
There is no denying the vital role you play in your child’s learning.

Yes, you can help your French Second Language student

French Second Language Parent Information meeting
Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 7:00p – 9:00p
Trafalgar School Library (Josephine Street Entrance)

AGM 7:00p – 7:30p
Regular meeting 7:30-9:00p

All French Immersion, Core French and Francophone School parents, students and general public are welcome
Positive parental involvement supports and enhances a child’s French language learning experience.
INFO: Ph. 250-352-1200 or email pdehnel@hotmail.com
Sponsored by Canadian Parents for French – Nelson Chapter

Trafalgar School - Library , 19:00

Sep 8 Louise Lounge
Drop in Business mixer. If you are new to town or would like to expand your business circle - come Mingle! $5 Drop in. Second Thursday of every month.
, 17:00

Sep 12
Sep 16
Trillium Studio Grand Opening & Free Classes
Trillium Studio, in the South Slocan Schoolhouse, is having its Grand Opening and Open House the week of September 12-16, and all dance classes from the regular programs will be offered for FREE.

The studio is run by 3 highly experienced instructors; Jennifyre of Trillium School of Dance, Shauna Robertson of Soul Fire Dance and Lisa Hanning, certified Dance and Movement Therapist and Dance Fitness Instructor.

Such programs include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Egyptian Bellydance, Tribal Style Bellydance, World Folk Fusion, Parent & Child World Dance, Contemporary, Creative Dance and Dance Fitness.

For more information on FREE CLASSES and program details visit www.TrilliumStudio.webs.com or call 250-359-2288.

Trillium Studio, South Slocan  

Sep 12
Dec 5
Get your Soul in Motion with Autumn Bellydance Classes!

Come to FREE CLASSES for our Open House & Registration on Sept 12!

BEGINNER 5:30-6:30
This class covers fundamental moves and essential techniques which are integral in any style of Bellydance

Dancers will learn elements of veils and zills and a dynamic Egyptian style choreography

An exciting infusion of Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion and folkloric influences from Turkey, Spain and Upper Egypt

Each 10 week session $100 or 2 sessions for $180

Contact Shauna 250.226.SHAK to register


Trillium Studio, South Slocan , 17:30

Sep 14 Second Chance Animal Shelter Society 2011 AGM
Please come on by to the Second Chance Animal Shelter Society AGM. We will go through what we've been up to, how we are doing and what we need. We are looking for some new board members and to get the community involved. If you have spare time and are looking for a way to help out your community please stop in and see if we are a fit for you.
Hume Hotel - Emporium Room , 19:00

Sep 15 COFFEE BREAK - Alzheimer Society
Come down and join us for a coffee break fundraiser for our Alzheimer Society. Coffee and Baked Goods will be available. Located outside the Investors Group office at 515 Vernon Street, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 15. Thanks.
515 Vernon Street, Nelson , 10:00

Sep 17 Locomotive Ghost Returns with Special Guests
The Royal will play host to Calgary-based band, Locomotive Ghost, on September 17th (9:00pm). It will be the folk-rock group’s first performance back in Nelson since last October’s hugely successful farewell show. This time they will be accompanied by a number of special guests as they play in support of their new album, Close Your Eyes and Listen.

Locomotive Ghost is a melding of songwriters, poets, producers, and artists that yields modern folk infused with 70’s roots-rock and galvanized by cross-decade alternatives.

The group has eagerly anticipated this Nelson performance, which will be recorded for online release at www.locomotiveghost.com. Confirmed guests include local musicians Craig Korth, Tyler Toews, and Avery Bremner. Brendan Fraser of Calgary band Forest Tate will open the night with a solo performance.
The Royal, 330 Baker St. , 21:00

Sep 18 9th Annual Harrop Harvest Festival
9th Annual Harrop Harvest Festival
Join us for a fun-filled day. There will be local musicians entertaining all day, children’s activities, delicious food, raffles and interesting vendors.

Free Admission! 10:00am - 4:00pm


Guess the weight of the "prize pumpkin"
Best Dressed Vegetable Contest

The success and continuation of this awesome community festival relies on the support of volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the food booth, traffic control and all around help.

Please call Helen @ 229-4740 if you can help out.
Thank you!

Harrop Community Hall 6600 McConnell Road, 10:00

Harrop Community Hall , 10:00

Sep 22
Oct 28
Book Launch "Passing Through Missing Pa ges" the story of Nelson's Annie Garland Foster by Frances Welwood
Public Launch and Reception at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Thurs. Oct. 27 6:30 - 8 p.m Mrs. Foster (1875-1974) was elected to Nelson City Council in 1920. There are many facets memories and curiosities to her long life (1875-1974). Published by Caitlin Press, distributed by Harbour Publishing and available at TN , on-line
and local book stores

Nelson , 16:00

Sep 22
Nov 10
Blues Singing I
Oxygen Art Centre presents:
Blues Singing I
Bessie Wapp
Sep 22 – Nov 10, Thu. 7-9pm. (no class Oct. 8)
$200 + HST + $20 equipment fee
Where: KSA-310

Course description: Life is the only experience required to growl, groan, wail and moan! Each week we’ll learn a blues song, and explore the rich swamp of the human voice in a supportive environment. For our last class we’ll sing with a live band for invited guests.

REGISTER: Selkirk College Continuing Education at  Kootenay School of Art. Phone: 250-352-2821
606 Victoria St
#3 - 320 Vernon St. Nelson


Kootenay School of Art , 19:00

Sep 23
Sep 25
Kootenay Book Weekend
Book discussion weekend for those who love to read, discuss ideas and have fun. Books up for discussion this year are: "The Slap" - Christos Tsiolkas, "The Help" - Kathryn Stockett, "Mao's Last Dancer" - Li Cunxin, "My Year of Meats" & "All Over Creation" both by Ruth Ozeki.For more information call Victoria at 250-352-6197 or visit the website at www.kootenaybookweekend.ca for registration information.
Best Western Hotel - Baker St.  

Sep 23
Dec 9
B-Boy & B-Girl Breakdance Sessions
Learn the basics of Breakdancing in this 6 week course. Each student will learn how to top-rock, footwork, stall and powermove, linking them together each student will create style and flavor.

Instructor Martine Hvezda represents his crew Breakaholikz of which he has been a part of since its creation in 2000. He and his crew have competed around the north west for over 10 years, and to this day is still one of the top crews in Vancouver. His teaching style emphasizes the basics in order to gain strength but encourages creative freedom of movement in the circle

Sessions run Fridays for 6 weeks from Sept 23 - Oct 28 and Nov 4 - Dec 9

3:30-4:30 for ages 9-12
4:30-5:30 for 13+

Contact Shauna at 250.226.SHAK to register

Trillium Studio, South Slocan , 03:30

Sep 24 First annual Help The Animals Event!
Would you like to help stop animal cruelty? Would you like to help endangered species? Would you like to help homeless animals? Yes? Then come to the first annual Help The Animals Event!
There will be games for children, quizzes, prizes, food, movies and many more exiting things! You can enter by donation, any amount! And your donation will go directly towards helping animals!


6:00 - 6:20 Grand opening with speech from members!
6:20 - 7:30 Games, quizzes, snacks, crafts and more!
7:30 - 7:45 Draw winners announced! Kids Draw winners announced! Speech by members. Movie starts! (Warning; movie might not be appropriate for children under 12, very graphic view of animals in factory farms, fur markets...) Movie; Earthlings!

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at:

SelfDesign High - 402 Victoria Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4K5, Canada , 06:00

Sep 24
Sep 25
Arts & Heritage Professional Development Workshop
Arts and Heritage Professional Development Workshop
Sept 24 & 25, 2011

Arts and Heritage organizations are facing many challenges. Meet those challenges head-on with this upcoming professional development workshop in Nelson, Sept 24 & 25. Presented by Leslie Thompson, this workshop will cover effective board management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing and fundraising fundamentals for arts and heritage organizations. Location: Kootenay School of the Arts @ Selkirk College in Nelson, Sept. 24 10am-5pm & Sept 25, 9am-1pm. Pre-registration is required. Subsidies and spaces are limited so register early! Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/3omzmwa. Further info: 250-352-2421, toll free: 1-800-850-2787 or e-mail: wkracassistant@telus.net.

Nelson , 10:00

Sep 28 A Taste of Nelson
Tickets available at Culinary Conspiracy's new location 610 Baker Street

$35 /person $260 /table of 8

No-Host Bar
Silent Auction
Free Door Prizes

Come and enjoy a sampling from the menus of some of Nelson's finest and most unique eating establishments. Also enjoy samples from two wineries and a local brewery.

Socialize with friends, enjoy the music and bring a few loonies to support a great cause! Buy 8 tickets and we will reserve you a table!

This is a fundraising event for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society.
Best Western Baker Street Inn , 06:00

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