Saturday, September 5 is First Saturday in Kimberley and, as always, the hard-working volunteers for the Kimberley Arts Council’s First Saturday committee have planned a full day of activity and entertainment.
This First Saturday celebrates community and Kimberley residents are invited to join the fun. From guided Nature Park hikes, to a high tea, to specially-priced Mining Railway rides, to live entertainment and all kinds of activities for kids, this First Saturday will keep you busy all day long.
The following is the full slate of activities:
Free Hike in the Nature Park: East meets South West Passage- Riverside Campground at 10 a.m. Dan and Ellen Chase are your guides – bring water and $10 for burger and drink at the campground after hike
Hats off to our Fashionable Past – Kimberley Heritage Museum 9 – 4:30 p.m. – bring your camera for photos
Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Special Edition for the Community
Train will run every hour from 10 a.m. to last one at 4 p.m. Includes train ride, underground mining and tour of the power house. Contrary to some earlier advertising, these train rides are not offering a train/chair lift package.
High Tea at Chateau Kimberley – 12 -3pm -$10 – Artist on site Lynne Grillmair, music by Terry Macham. Reservations are recommended for large groups. Contact 250-427-0045 or the Kimberley United Church.
Art Exhibit and Reception at Centre 64 – 2-4 p.m. with Invermere’s Purcell Painters
In the Platzl:
Rotary Food Wagon: Tacos in a bag from 11:30 a.m.
Platzl Paddle Battle- Ping pong tournament – 3 p.m. -$10 proceeds to the Adaptive Sports Program
Register with Archie at Our Place Restaurant. Bring your own paddle or rent for $2
Free For the Kids: Face Painting at the Dollar Store
Story Time at the Kimberley Public Library 2-2:30 p.m.
Kids Craft Corner 12 – 3 p.m.
Art Market: Caprice Hogg, We Paint, Kimberley Fibre Artists, Kelly McAteer, Amber Fuenther, Hoof & Horn Eccentrics, East Kootenay Division of Family Practice
Sumi-e Painting with Tony Austin classes at 12 and 2 p.m., 6-8 per class
Ages 12 and up – please pre-register at Centre 64 250-427-4919
Creative Stitching with Lori Craig at 12 and 2 pm, 6-8 per class
Ages 16 and over – please pre-register at Centre 64
On Saturday please register at the information table in the Platzl
“Have a Ball” – Felting with Darcy Wanuk
Live Entertainment in the Bandstand:
12 noon – The Band Camp Kids with Fraser Armstrong
1 p.m. Sheva with Van and Shelagh Redecopp
2 p.m. Garnet Waite
2:30 p.m. Bill St Amand
3 p.m. Sketch
Live at Studio 64 – 8pm Gabrial Palatchi Band – Latin Jazz
Tickets at Centre 64 members $22 non-members $24 at door $26