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Know it All: Get festive at summer festivals

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Get ready for bocce and so much more at the Spirit of the Rockies Fest in Cranbrook, mid-June. Facebook photo

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Art Around Town has just closed in the Gallery at Centre 64. Next up is Artrageous.

Cranbrook Arts

Gallery hours : Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Cranbrook Arts has put out an Open Call to Artists for submissions for consideration for the Postcard Fundraiser Project. You’ll have the opportunity to show and sell your original work in the gallery and the chance to have it selected for the 2023 Cranbrook postcard series.

Submissions due June 30.

Marysville Daze

Saturday, June 3

At Lions Park in Marysville, hosted by the Mark Creek Lions. Pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.; vendors market opens at 9; live music and DJ; games, prizes, food trucks and more.

Doggone at Studio 64

June 3 This Kootenay-based duo is Clayton Parsons ( The Good ‘Ol Goats, The Parsons) on banjo and dobro, and Michael Hepher (Craig Young Band, Redgirl, As The Crow Flies) on mandolin, octave mandolin and guitar.

Tickets: $15-members

$25 - non members.

United Dance presents: Kaboom: United Dance Yearend Recital

June 4th at 3:00 pm Key City Theatre

Tickets: Regular $20 | Child under 12 $10

Lost Marbles

Saturday, June 10, The Stage Door, Cranbrook

Spring is a time of transitions, and Barbara Phillips of Mad Poet’s Ink is busy shaking the dust off her January production of Lost Marbles. Barbara thinks of the new edition as a Tinker Bell production. She says, “I want to bring lightness, magic, warmth and mental wealth to those struggling in the mental health system as well as in our personal lives.”

Lost Marbles is based on a crisis of postpartum frailty in 1994, which catapulted Barbara into a psychiatric facility, and the subsequent year of survival.

Rocky Mountain High - Celebrating the music of John Denver

Sunday, June 11, 2023 Key City Theatre

7:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m.

It was twenty-five years ago John Denver was tragically taken from this world, but his music and legacy live on! Canadian recording artist Rick Worrall has worked very closely with Lee Holdridge to painstakingly rebuild John’s library of songs. Rick and Steve Worrall head up an Allstar lineup of some of Canada’s best musicians. A great show for all ages, Join the fun and sing and clap along to many of your favourites.

Concert at the Laudromat Kimberley

June 14

You enjoy the art exhibits at Kimberley’s newest gallery, The Laundromat, now you can enjoy an evening of music as well. Vancouver’s Madelyn read will be coming to town on June 14 to tour the release of her new record Concrete Country.

Pars and Guitars Trickle Creek Golf Course

June 15

Pars and Guitars Music Series is back by popular demand! The Pars and Guitars showcases three live performances over the summer on Trickle Creek’s beautiful patio. Leeroy Stagger Trio Ticket Price: Tickets $30 / Purchase online…/pars-and-guitars-tickets…/… or in Pro Shop 250-427-3389 Doors 5 p.m. / Show 6:30 p.m .(The show will move inside if Mother Nature does not behave)

2023 Youth Cranbrook Ambassador Showcase

Friday, June 16, 2023 Key City Theatre

7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Tickets: Regular $20. Tickets on sale now.

Spirit of the Rockies Fest

Cranbrook June 15, 16, 17, 18th

Formerly Sam Steele Days, Cranbrook’s biggest summer festival returns. You’ll find exceptional artists, artisans, musical entertainers, heritage theatre performers, unique activities, multiple sports tournaments, friendly competitions & amazing demonstrations! Plus daily community breakfasts, BBQs & banquets with the most sensational selection of food. See all events at

June 17 Act of Remembrance

Military Ames is having an Act of Remembrance on June 17. The Colour Party will march into the Veteran Memorial Park at 1:00 followed by a Service. Come join us as we ‘Remember’ between Novembers. For more information please call Cindy 250 919-3137

The Comic Strippers

June 24 Key City Theatre

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. They try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”, and they are ready to make you laugh. Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

Fisher Peak Fiber Arts Guild

The guild welcomes beginners and those experienced in the fiber arts. They meet at the Cranbrook Senior Citizens’ Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. For more information please contact Tessa at or call 250-919-6743.

Funtastics in Cranbrook

The Funtastic meet Tuesdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 920, 11th Street S. Contact Audrey at 250-489-5047 for more info. Newcomers are always welcome.

Cranbrook Quilters Guild

Daytime quilting every Tues morning; workshops. Make donation quilts wed. Evenings. Location -Seniors’ Hall . Cost $35/year. Contact; or Facebook .

Bridge in Kimberley

Drop in to Kimberley’s Centennial Hall Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. for duplicate bridge. Covid vaccine mandatory. Contact Linda Johnson 250-427-1784.

Artists in Residence at Centre 64

Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. drop by the gallery at Centre 64 to see artists at work.

Kimberley Weavers’ Guild

Visitors welcome to the Fibre Arts Guild. Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. We are focused primarily on weaving and spinning but welcome all fibre artists. For more information please contact or text 250-427-1735.

Senior’s Day at Cranbrook Legion

Every third Wednesday The Cranbrook Legion Branch #24 hosts ‘Senior’s Day at the Legion’. Join ‘Bud’s Friends’ for an hour of Sing-a-long from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A lunch of great sandwiches and yummy sweet treats is provided and served by the ‘Telus Ambassadors’, Come and join us for an hour of fun and lively singing. If you come with a group you should get there early, (shortly after 1pm) to get a good seat. And it’s free.

Carolyn Grant

About the Author: Carolyn Grant

I have been with the Kimberley Bulletin since 2001 and have enjoyed every moment of it.
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