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    The awaited annual Community Coffee House is coming to the Silverton Gallery Saturday, May 4th, with a great line-up of local talent and headliner MC and performer Matt Fry!
    There is a very exciting group of performers, with several ensembles’ debut in our area, including:  The Shifting Winds (Tia Leschke, Lorna Visser, Amber Mayes, Jane Butler); Patrick McGovern & friends, Nakapella (Shelley Thring, Shirley Weatherhead  Joy Soucy, Oriah Leeson, Hannah Holden, Felicia Shwab); Straight from the Heart; a couple of surprise dance acts; a retrospective Silverton Gallery slideshow featuring many artists and community members; and winding up the evening, a DANCE SET with the band Dirty Laundry !   Delicious Sweets and Savories prepared by the incomparable Madeleine     Admission is by donation

    This is a fundraiser for the Arts in our community, benefiting the Slocan Lake Arts Council

    Showtime:  SILVERTON GALLERY  Saturday – May 4th 7:30pm

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    Lake Dance at Silverton Gallery Friday April 26th 7:30-9:30
    With music by KL Kivi
    This is a drug and alcohol-free event in a great space with awesome sound system; An opportunity to “just dance” for a couple of hours with friends or on your own.
    This is the last Lake Dance of the season!   Suggested donation: $5-$10


    SQUARE DANCING!

    WHEN? April 27
    WHERE?  Bosun Hall, New Denver
    TIME?  6:30 – 7:30 pm “lesson” (no experience or partner necessary)
    7:30 – 9:00 pm “dance”
    COST?  Admission by donation ($5 – $10)
    (to cover rental of the hall)

    LIVE MUSIC by …..  ELDORADO HOEDOWN
    PLEASE RSVP TO (250) 358-7158 SO WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO MAKE UP AT LEAST ONE SQUARE.

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    The Hidden Garden Gallery invites you to a Food for Thought Presentation by Deborah Sword, Sunday April 28, 7:30, at the Knox Hall in New Denver.
     By donation

    Good Intentions: the words, the actions, the results:

    After a well attended talk last year, we’ve invited Deborah back to share more conflict competence tips. As before, Deborah’s talk will be research based, entertaining and interactive, with active discussions that leave you with concrete ideas for improving the quality of your interactions.
    Intentions could be a meaningful part of communication. Instead, our intentions are often accidental and usually invisible. In this talk, we will differentiate between positive intention setting and negative intention blaming. Deborah will engage us in making links between what we have learned from our unique, individual life journey and how that applies to relationships.     Come explore your power to improve your conflict competence.
    Most of Deborah’s career has been in conflict management and she still loves the work. She started with a masters degree in Environmental Dispute Resolution, (let’s get this resolved). From there, she moved to Conflict Management, (let’s be more conflict competent now and the future). For her doctorate, she studied Conflict Analysis, (let’s ask better questions about the heart of conflict, analyze earlier, and delve deeper). Deborah has convened thousands of innovative conflict management processes, locally and internationally, has taught conflict studies at universities and privately, and trained Boards of Directors in effective governance. She’s active as a writer, researcher, trainer, coach, and keynote speaker. An active volunteer, she served on the Boards of Directors of numerous environmental and peace organizations


    Registration is now open for the 6th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend, this year featuring author Joy Kogawa at the Silverton Gallery June 7 and 8. This year’s theme is Writing Toward Forgiveness.

    “We’re very excited registration opens for Convergence Writers’ Weekend to feature Joy Kogawa at this year’s event,” says coordinator Claire Paradis. “She is a national figure whose writing has explored this year’s theme in considerable depth over decades. And she has a strong connection to the Kootenays.”
    Kogawa will speak at 7 pm on June 7 at an event open to the public. Author of the 1981 Canadian classic novel Obasan, based on the author’s internment at Slocan during World War II, Kogawa is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. In 2010 she received the Japanese government’s Order of the Rising Sun for her contribution to preserving Japanese-Canadian history. She will also give talks in New Denver, Kaslo and Nelson.
    The Vancouver Sun’s Douglas Todd called Kogawa’s 2016 memoir, Gently to Nagasaki, “a mature work of history and spirituality, bravely detailing the intersection between mass global evils and those perpetrated intimately by members of one’s own family.”

    Friday night will also feature an original performance by Slocan Valley playwright Mary Folinsbee.
    Saturday writing workshop leaders will be Slocan Valley author and Selkirk College writing instructor Leesa Dean, and Fernie author and veteran workshop convenor Keith Liggett.  Convergence registrants have the choice to attend one of two writing workshops offered during the day on June 8.

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    Looking for a long-term rental in the Silverton New Denver area. Avid gardener, willing to help with some of the fixer upper projects and yard work. I am employed full time and have good references. Also willing to vacate the home if it needs to be used for summer vacation or annual holidays. Call Betty 358-7188 or fungibet@gmail.com.

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    A long-standing volunteer firefighter, community member and friend, Doug Fischer and his wife Shay, lost their home to a fire on March 2, 2019. At the drop of a hat, Doug would stop anything he was doing to help others. In this time, we are asking for donations to help Doug and Shay get back on their feet.
    Donations may also be made through Kootenay Savings account #1625037 New Denver Masterplan or cheques made out to Fischer Family Fundraiser.
    Doug and Shay would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the community and everyone who has offered support, donations and kind gestures.
    -New Denver Fire Rescue Team


    KARATE

    What: Authentic karate in a welcoming setting that values respect, effort and life-long learning
    When: Tues and Thur, 10:45-11:15 am (mature adults) and 6:00-7:30 pm (adolescents & adults)
    Where: New Denver Fitness Centre (starting March 5)
    Cost: Adults:  $25 for 3 Introductory classes.
    Adolescents: $15
    Instructor: Sensei Neil Dunnigan, Hachidan (8th degree)
    …teaching self-improvement of body, mind and character since 1981

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