Town Crier

It is our hope that we can share the events of Tumbler Ridge as best we can. Please submit any events you would like listed in this column to Erin Hanna 242-3364 or erinmike@pris.ca. Also please visit the Arts Council website at www.geocities.com/tr_artscouncil and TR District & Tourism site www.tumblerridge.ca

At A Glance: Changes or new events listed since the last Town Crier are in bold.

MARCH

1Through to April 30th, Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation collecting items for charity. See details below.

3TRCAC regular meeting ¡V 7:00 pm Room 3 ¡V Community Centre

511th South Peace Scouts, Cubs, and Beavers will be having a Bottle Drive.

549 Forever Dance ¡V 8:00 pm Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 – $2/door plus donation for the band. Everyone welcome, but sorry, no minors

6TR Gallery Presentation ¡V Watercolor Painting w/ Darcy Jackson 3-5 pm (free admission)

7Bingo ¡V The Lion¡¦s Club takes over for Minor Hockey. Same time and location as before.

10Itchy Feet ¡V Kenya (Bill Hendley)

11-12CORRECTION: Men¡¦s & Ladies Bonspiel (mixed)l. Enter as a team or as an individual. For info call Kim at 242-3530 (evenings).

12Market Square ¡V Community Centre 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Table rental $10/table

12Java Jive Coffee House ¡V 7:00-10:00 pm Community Centre Room 5 $2/person

Come and hear our local musicians & vocalists live.

13 Country Gospel Music Special ¡V TR Community Centre – Rooms 4 & 5 – 7:00 pm $2/adult plus a free-will offering. Children under 18 admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. For further info contact New Life Assembly Pastor George Rowe.

13TR Gallery Presentation ¡V Stamping w/ Maureen Sywolos 3-5 pm (free admission)

13TR Gallery Workshop (Class) ¡V Watercolor Painting 4:30-6:30 pm $10/person + materials

16Children’s Easter Party ¡V 3:30-5:00 pm @ Community Centre (free admission). 4:00-4:45 Pictures w/ Easter Bunny $2/child. Egg hunt, face painting, crafts & games.

17Figure Skating Carnival ¡V 7:00 pm Community Centre (Arena). Skaters aged 4-15. For info call Birgit 242-4860

17St. Patrick¡¦s Day ¡V 6:30-8:00 pm Aquatic Centre ¡V Green juice & games. Regular admission.

17TR Gallery Workshop (Class) ¡V Easter Cards and Scrapbooking 7-9 pm -$10/person + materials

19Jiggs Dinner & St. Patrick¡¦s Day Social ¡V Legion ¡V Tickets can be purchased at the Legion bar after 2:00 pm Mon-Sat. $15/person

1949 Forever Dance ¡V 8:00 pm Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 – $2/door plus donation for the band. Everyone welcome, but sorry, no minors

20TR Gallery Presentation ¡V Stained Glass painting w/ Mila Lansdowne (free admission)

20TR Gallery Workshop (Class) ¡V Stamping and Stained Glass 4:30-6:30 – $10/person + materials

20-26Silent Auction on selected Artwork at TR Gallery

21Spring Break @ the Aquatic Centre ¡V through to April 3rd. Watch for events.

25Way of the Crosswalk (through Town center)- Meet at 9:45am at tennis courts behind TRSS. Walk takes place 9:45-11:15 am. For info contact Brian Sipe at 242-5296.

26Market Square ¡V Community Centre 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Table rental $10/table

27Sunrise Service (Easter Sunday) at New Life Assembly. Details TBA.

29St. Jude¡¦s Children¡¦s Hospital Auction in Grande Prairie @ The Sandman Hotel. For further details, call Monika 242-3013

APRIL

2CORRECTION: Open Invitational Badminton Tournament at TRSS. Must register by March 28th ¡V sorry no late registrations! Age: Kids Single, 12+ under, kids single 16+ under, adults 17+ single, double, mixed. $5/event. For info contact Rolf or Chris Raque 242-3351

7Itchy Feet ¡V Monkman Park & cascades Project (presented by Kevin Sharman & Larry White)

28-May 1 Peace Liard Regional Juried Arts Show ¡V Held in Hudson¡¦s Hope. Entry deadline April 6. Call Janet Hartford for entry forms 242-3915 or pick up at the TR Gallery 242-0035

TR GALLERY PREVIEW: Every Sunday will be a live presentation ¡V 3-5 pm (free admission) as well as April workshops/classes on Watercolor/Stamping: Mother¡¦s Day Collage, Painting a silk scarf, Flower Arrangements

?«Charity Auction, Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation: As of March 1st, 2005, the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation will be collecting new and used items for our fund raising Charity Auction, to be held Saturday, April 30th. All donations welcome, including both small and large items. For pickup or drop off contact Earl at 242-2028 or Hazel at 242-3645. This will be a live auction with auctioneers Keith Dixon of Tumbler Ridge and George Clutton of Fox Creek. The money raised will be used by the Museum Foundation to provide operating funds for 2005. The Palliative Care Society will be providing a refreshment booth concession.

?«Dog Sled races (postponed) The races, Tea Boil and the 2×4 a go-go event (Schmoozing)will be held on March 19th at the Golf Course (if there is enough snow) or if there isn¡¦t enough snow, the dog sled race will be in the mountains. Your Winterfest button will admit you and they are still available for $3 at Impressions, the Community Centre, and the Ridge Cafe.