Kimberley goes country

Lots to do downtown and elsewhere this Saturday in Kimberley

First Saturdays begin this Saturday, May 3 and continue the first Saturday of each month through October.

There will be no lack of things to do this Saturday as Kimberley Goes Country. One and all are invited to get out their western gear and check out what’s happening downtown.

Anchoring this western-themed day is of course the Dynamiters Bull-A-Rama at the Civic Centre on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. And good news for those attending —the sound system has been upgraded so you should be able to hear the announcer no matter where you sit in the arena.

But prior to the excitement at the Civic Centre, get yourself in the mood with entertainment in the Platzl, beginning at noon.

The Steppin’ Out Dancers will be doing some line dancing and will be followed by Tom Bungay at 12:15. Randy and Kim Tapp will be doing a dance demonstration, followed by a musical performance by Stacy and Bud Decosse at 1:15 p.m. At 2, catch a roping demo with Bob Cale. That will be followed at 3 p.m. with Tim Ross and the Bison Brothers.

There will be a barbecue at the Green Door beginning at noon as well as a special fundraising head shave with the lead male of the “Calendar Girls”, Barry Borgstrom.

You can also check out Plein Air painters at work in the Platzl, an art market and an art demonstration Wood Spirits Faces in the Bark with Tyrone Johnson.

For the kids, there is a free story time at the Library from 2 to 2:30  and again from 3 to 3:30, plus face painting at the Dollar Store from noon to 4 p.m.

The Youth Juried Art Exhibit at Centre 64 will be handing out prizes at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

Or enjoy a traditional high tea at Chateau Kimberley from 1 to 3 p.m. Large groups should call 250-427-2706.

The Kimberley Heritage Museum is offering a guided historical walking tour at 1:30 p.m. (only $6 including book).

Visit local art galleries;  George Hogg Gallery/Church St., Caprice Hogg/Boundary, Howard Street Co-op/Howard St., Centre 64/Deer Park, Chateau Kimberley/Howard St.