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by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 24 2012

Birthe Holt is offering a one-day course will enable people to get Bio Dynamic farming and gardening working in their own applications, no matter the scale.

The event takes place Sunday (July 29), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It is a practical course looking at natural plant feeding, how to build soil structure,the formation of humus, green manure, sheet composting, weeds as green...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 23 2012

Time is running out on competitors wanting to enter the 30th annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon.

The race, with a course distance of 1.5 kilometer Olympic swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run, goes Sunday August 5 at 8 a.m. from Lakeside Park in Nelson.

For racers looking for a short distance, the sprint race is 500 meter swim, 22 km cycle and five km run.

Registration...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 22 2012

The month of July is quickly coming to an end and that can mean only one thing — Nelson's Summer Music Festival is back.

Friday (July 27) the West Kootenay EcoSociety invites the public back for Market Fest on Baker Street.

Fans of the event can look forward to more than 100 vendors on two blocks of Baker Street, a food court featuring an eclectic mix of dinner and snack options...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 17 2012

Keep the Beat is back for its fourth fundraiser and the Nelson and District Credit Union is proud to be a sponsor of the music event.

Keep the Beat, a ten-hour concert held at Nelson's Lakeside Rotary Park, is organized by a group of local youth to raise funds for War Child Canada.

The event celebrates its fourth anniversary Wednesday, July 25 from noon until 10 p.m.

So...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 16 2012

It's a few days and counting for the 2012 edition of the Starbelly Jam in beautiful Crawford Bay, B.C.

The annual celebration, which happens every year on the third full weekend of July, is celebrating its 13th festival —  this year July 20-22.

The music and other entertainment is soulfully eclectic, and this year will include funk,  world music, rock, hip-hop, reggae, blues,...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 15 2012

To be in love, or not to be in love?

That is the question to be explored by Shakespeare Shorts VII: Greatest Love Scenes as Lisel and Jeff Forst reenact legendary affairs of the heart,  Wednesday to Saturday (July 18-21) at 7:30 p.m., live under the maple leaves of Nelson’s Gyro Park.

In Act I of the fourth annual Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival, audiences at...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 12 2012

The future is now, and for 95 Grade 2 and 3 students from Brent Kennedy Elementary and Castlegar Primary Schools, that future came is a little early.

On May 29th, the School of University Arts and Sciences (UAS) at Selkirk College held its second annual Mini-University.

Students enjoyed a fun day, learning about literature, history, French, math, creative writing, geography,...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 12 2012

Grocery shopping just got a little better after the Kootenay Co-op joins forces with Oxygen Art Centre on Tuesday, July 17 for a fundraiser.

The Co-op's monthly Community Donation Day for July is assigned to Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, which means one per cent of all purchases are donated to the city's artist-run centre.

Representatives of Oxygen Art Centre will be at Kootenay Co...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 10 2012

The West Kootenay EcoSociety once again brought the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street in June and is already planning for the next event July 27.

The sun was shining, the music was playing and smiles were everywhere.

EcoSociety’s Markets Director Jesse R. Woodward worked with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that MarketFest was a great success...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 08 2012

The month of July is filled excitement in the sky at the Taghum Starry Nights Astronomy Program.

The public is welcome to attend any one of the many events to as program coordinators will be taking families on trips through the cosmos, as well as teaching people how to build their own telescope at home.

Next event is scheduled for Friday (July 13th) as the Taghum Hall's Starry...

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