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The annual Cranbrook Youth Ambassador Showcase is June 16. Facebook file

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The Purcell Mountain Painters are in the Gallery. There are over 130 pieces of art to view, and nearly all of it is for sale.

Live at Studio 64 spring concerts

May 10 - Stephen Fearing

Cranbrook Arts

Gallery hours : Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 12:00 – 4:00 In the gallery now, A Story I Can Tell, an exhibit of work from teen artists at Mt. Baker Secondary. Opening reception is Wednesday, May 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

East Kootenay Climate Hub Friday Climate talks

All are welcome! Bring your lunch and join/depart as it fits your schedule. There will be time for dialogue.

Friday, May 26 @ noon: Climate impacts of the healthcare system & what we can all do to help

Dr Hale will be speaking with EK Climate Hub about the climate impacts of the healthcare system, why the general public needs to be aware of this, and what we can all do to help.

More info on East Kootenay Climate Hub Facebook page

Kda: J’ Aime Paris

May 26, 27 Key City Theatre

Kootenay Dance Academy is proud to present their 32nd Annual Production Revue “J’ Aime Paris” From its sun-dappled quays along the Seine to its quaint cafes in tranquil neighborhoods, Paris has always been known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Steeped in culture, cuisine, fashion, art, architecture and history…Its more than a spot on the map. It’s a place that exists in the hearts and minds of all who have been touched in some way by its magical allure. Showtime 7 p.m.

Kda: Every Child a Star-Jr Showcase

Saturday, May 27

Kootenay Dance Academy is proud to present their 1st Annual Jr Showcase “Every Child a Star” Come join us for our NEW Matinee performance, celebrating Kootenay Dance Academy’s youngest stars! Continuing with our Sr Show theme “J’ Aime Paris”, we bring to life those iconic french characters and movies so dear to our youngest performers hearts. From Ratatouille to Beauty and the Beast, these tiny dancers are ready to take the stage and shine! With special guest performances from Kootenay Dance Academy’s competitive team, The HIVE, it’s a show that promises to entertain all ages! Showtime 2 p.m.

Aspire Dance Academy Yearend Showcase

May 29th at 5:30 pm Key City Theatre

Tickets: Regular $18 | Child under 12 $15

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.

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.

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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