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Nelson Pharmasave helps out Nelson History Theatre

Nelson Pharmasave helps out Nelson History Theatre

The local Pharmasave store in Nelson is getting into the theatre business.

Well, sort of.

Nelson Pharmasave is lending the latest model of motorized wheelchair to The Nelson History Theatre's production of A Duet For One.

The production is set for (Friday) October 31 to (Sunday) November 2 and November 6-8 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The play chronicles sessions between a psychiatrist, played by Richard Rowberry, and a brilliant young violin virtuoso, Carly Brandel, who has contracted MS.

Author Grant Lawrence brings hockey—and jazz!—to the Nelson Library

Author Grant Lawrence brings hockey—and jazz!—to the Nelson Library

When do you get hockey and jazz in one great evening?

On Tuesday (October 21) at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

That’s when author and CBC Radio host Grant Lawrence presents his newest book The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie (Douglas & McIntyre).

Along for the trip is his wife, award-winning jazz vocalist Jill Barber. The result is a sort of song-and-slapshot evening that’s sure to entertain.

RDCK Trash to Treasure Saturday

RDCK Trash to Treasure Saturday

This weekend is the time when one man's junk just may turn into another's treasure during the Regional District of Central Kootenay Trash to Treasure.

Saturday (October 18) is the time for the RDCK semi-annual celebration of waste reduction.

This one-day event provides participants with an opportunity to give away used items to those who may find value in them.

This is also a chance for residents to search their community for their neighbours’ unwanted treasures.

Nelson Food Cupboard hosts Chew on This

Nelson Food Cupboard hosts Chew on This

The Nelson Food Cupboard is hosting a unique and exciting community event called “Chew on This…” to coincide with Homelessness Action Week and World Food Day on Thursday (October 16).

Chew on This… is a challenge to the community to discover what it is like to have a food budget similar to somebody living in poverty.

Co-op Launches Preventative Care Class Series

Co-op Launches Preventative Care Class Series

The Kootenay Co-op is hosting a new class series with local naturopath, Dr. Christi Hartman (Full Circle Family Practise).

The Preventative Care Class Series topics focus on diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis in the Fall/Winter 2014 season.

SROAMazing race back on the streets of Nelson Saturday

SROAMazing race back on the streets of Nelson Saturday

Just as winter starts to creep in and take over everyone’s minds,the SROAMazing race — the most fun and community-focused event Kootenay region has ever seen  —  hits the streets of Nelson once again Saturday.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management (SROAM) program has been working hard to bring this amazing, all-ages charity event back to Nelson for the fourth year in a row. 

Eleanor Stacey new Executive Director for Nelson Civic Theatre Society

Eleanor Stacey new Executive Director for Nelson Civic Theatre Society

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) announces the appointment of Eleanor Stacey as Executive Director. 

Stacey brings more than 15 years of professional experience as a fundraiser, program developer, arts administrator, and consultant in the non-profit cultural sector.

Stacey joins the Civic Theatre in October 2014, and be responsible for guiding the organization into its next phase of development and operations.

NCTS Board President Marilyn Mint:

Second annual showcase of local eco-building and energy-efficiency experts returns to Nelson

Second annual showcase of local eco-building and energy-efficiency experts returns to Nelson

No matter what you live in, there’s no denying it…winter is coming. And for locals looking to save some household cash, and be a whole lot friendlier to both Old Man Winter and Mother Nature, come and take in the 2nd annual Nelson Green Home and Energy Show.

There will be over 30 sustainable and conventional building specialists on hand to help you explore the world of green building products. This free event happens at the Prestige Lakeside Resort on Wednesday Oct. 15 from 6:30-9 p.m.  

Kootenay Carshare getting bigger and better

Kootenay Carshare getting bigger and better

The Kootenay Carshare Coopeartive is really on a roll.

The coopeartive has reached over 300 members and continues to expand to new areas with Rossland coming on in 2014.  

October is membership drive month and KCC is offering free orientation for all of our branches ($25 value). 

Membership rates include gas, insurance and maintenance your transportation budget becomes more predictable. 

The average vehicle owner spends $1,000/month on transportation while Carshare members spend $100 on average! 

Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

Nelson is welcoming British Columbia publishing pioneer, Judith Plant – the co-founder and publisher of New Society Publishers (NSP) — on Wednesday (October 8) at the Civic Theatre.