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Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne plays Centre 64 May 31.

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne plays Centre 64 May 31.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The Friends of the Cranbrook Women’s  Resource Centre are looking for men in heels. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes organization brings issues of rape, sexual assault and gender violence to the forefront. The Friends are looking for men to walk the Sam Steele Parade route this June in a pair of red high heels. This will be the third year for this worthy fundraiser. Register online, at To request a pledge package and find out more, call Melanie at 250-432-5854.

Library Display

The display at the Cranbrook Library for the month of May is pottery by local potter Migs Lovlin.

May 13 – 17 (Stage Door)

Calendar Girls

There is still time to see the collaboration between Kimberley’s Off Centre Players and the Cranbrook Community Theatre, who have joined forces to bring to life “Calendar Girls”. This is the giddy story of a group of middle aged and senior women who decide to create and star in a nude calendar to raise funds for their local hospital after losing a loved one to cancer. Featuring a combined group of Kimberley and Cranbrook thespians, the play ran for one week at Centre 64 in Kimberley, from May 6 – 10 and this week in Cranbrook at the Stage Door from May 13 – 17.

Thurs. May 15

Opening Gala

The reception for Youth Arts Exhibition will be held on Thursday May 15th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the CDAC Gallery. A ‘meet and greet’ with the local youth artists, music, refreshments and the awards ceremony for the top 3 pieces entered into the show.  Prizes for Awards made possible by Cranbrook Investors Group! The Art Gallery is located at: Room #104, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook.  For more information contact Marisa Phillips – CDAC Administrator at: 250-426-4223 or email:

Friday, May 16, Sat. May 17

Community Choir Concert

Join the Kimberley Community Choir for some of their “Favourite Things” Spring Concert. Friday evening May 16th at 7:00 p.m.  and Saturday afternoon May 17th at 2 pm. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 97 Boundary St., Kimberley. Admission by donation at the door (Suggested $10)

Sat. May 17

Railroad season opens

The opening weekend will be the Victoria Day Weekend, May 17, 18 & 19 and we will be operating weekends following that in May and June and starting our daily schedule July 1 and ending Labour Day weekend. The railway is  open for special tours and school tours in the pre season as well. Times have not changed from 2013 Mining Tours at 11, 1 and 3 p.m. and Express Train Tours at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays.

Sat. May 17

Social Dance

Social Dance at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL, May 17,  to the music of ‘Chapparal’ at 7 p.m.   The evening includes a light lunch.  The Jam Session ~ Ice-cream Social   is held  last  Saturdays at 1:30.   For updates:    250.489.2720 or 250. 426.4826.



Saturday, May 17

Cranbrook Pride dance

10 p.m. at Dewey’s Pub. Cranbrook Pride seeks to celebrate strength through diversity by staging a day of fun and excitement, including family-oriented activities in the afternoon, and a dance, with live entertainment, at Dewey’s, on the 17th of May. If you’re a performer and want to help, contact Megan Madison at the_ mOrr 1 for more information.

Wed. May 21

Mount Baker’s Adapted Theatre

“Tales from the ‘Mat”

Mount Baker’s Adapted Theatre 2014 class presents an original play with all kinds of zany characters.  Will the laundromat sock monster be brought to justice? Tickets: $8 adults/seniors. $5 for students & children.  Available online now. Call (250) 426-7006

Wed. May 21


Kimberley United Church invites you to a Fellowship Tea. Join us and celebrate the Queen’s day in Victorian style — hats and gloves (only if it’s your choice). Wednesday, may 21st 1-3 p.m. Upper Hall. Fun, fellowship, goodies and entertainment by Tuck’s Troubadors. (No admission).

Thursday May 22

Adult Vocal Master Class with Peter Knapp

Key City Theatre, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Peter Knapp’s distinguished career as a concert singer has taken him to Australia and North and South America and he has sung with many leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic. This workshop will be of interest to soloists, choristers and actors. Please call 250-426-7006 to register



Friday May 23, 2014

Soweca Chamber Music Festival Opening Night

Key City Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Pre-Show lecture by Brian Black at 6:45 pm Seventeen internationally recognized artists will be in Cranbrook and area to perform in the Soweca Chamber Music Festival.  From the splendour of Mozart to the magnificence of Brahms, opening night is not to be missed!

The Festival travels to three more locations through to May 26. Visit for the complete story. Tickets $30, $25 for KCT Members, $10 Students. Tickets available online at and at the Key City Theatre. Call 250-426-7006

Sat. May 24

Dance With Me Cranbrook

Dance With Me Cranbrook will be hosting a dinner dance at the Royal Alexandra Hall in the Railway Museum on Saturday May 24th This will be a wind up for our spring session. Catering by Heidi of the Heidout. Tickets will be available after April 15th and will be limited to 60 people. Let us know early if you would like to reserve a ticket and mark it on your calender.



Sat. May 24

The Mishras

Another return to Kimberley’s Centre 64 for this popular traditional Indian music group. Tickets available at Centre 64 and online at

May 26 to June 8


The Works of the North Star Quilters Society are on display at the gallery at Centre 64.  Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call the Kimberley Arts Council at 250-427-4919 or   Sew Creative Chalet at 250-427-3393



Thurs. May 29

Spring Fling

The Liela Cooper/ Hali Duncan School of Highland Dance presents Spring Fling Year End Showcase at McKim Theatre, Thursday May 29th at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served compliments of the Kimberley City Bakery and the Kimberley Cranbrook Highland Dance Association. Adults $8, Children 5 and under free. Tickets are available at the door only.



Sat. May 31

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

The Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 presents the final concert in the Winter / Spring Concert Series: Kenny Blues Boss Wayne. Advanced Tickets: $20 – KAC Members, $22 – Non-KAC Members, At the Door: $24. Tickets can be purchased at Centre 64, or online at:


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