A jam-packed First Saturday planned

So much to do this First Saturday in Kimberley including live music in Platzl

Summer is rolling along, the hot weather has arrived and July’s First Saturday promises to be an entertaining one, with all kinds of activities in downtown Kimberley and beyond. The theme is Kimberley Celebrates Summer and there will be something for everyone from ukulele lessons to live music to garden tour/high tea to a dress up Belles on Bikes ride.

Here’s the lineup: In the Platzl 8:30 a.m. join in a morning stretch with Mountain Pose and then enjoy the Rotary Pancake breakfast from 9-12.

Cycle in style in support of the Kootenay Haven Women’s shelter with Belles on Bikes, donation of $10 to join the ride. Meet at noon in front of Pedal and Tap.

Enjoy High Tea at Chateau Kimberley 12-3 p.m. featuring artist Lynne Grillmair on site, music by Terry Macham. Gluten free upon request. Reservations required for large groups.

Contact Ruth at 250-427-2706. Then head over to Howard Street to visit the garden of Linda Douglas at 58 Howard St (next to the Chateau) from 12-3 p.m.

In the Platzl from 1 to 3 p.m. learn how to tune and to play the ukulele with Ken Bibby. Ukulele’s provided – register at Centre 64. There will be a Watercolour demonstration with Wasa artist Rene Farwig from 12 –4 p.m. and at the  Marysville Artisan shop join Nancy Arujio for a card making               demonstration from 1-3 p.m.

As always, live music will be provided in the Platzl bandstand from  11-4. The entertainment lineup includes Craig Hillman, Fraser Armstrong and the Pursuits, Chris Dadson and friends, and the Rosie Brown band.

The day also includes an Art Exhibit & Reception at Centre 64; Kimberley Heritage Museum Walking Tours; Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.;  Kids Activities: Story time at the Library 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Free Guided Hikes in the Nature Park and  Cominco Gardens will be open.

Sounds like a great day to hang around Kimberley.


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