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Posted: August 31, 2015

Lots happening during First Saturdays Kimberley

First Saturdays Kimberley is a monthly celebration of arts, culture and heritage that brings together local and regional artists to perform, display and share their talents.

1st Sat 4Following up on an incredible day of events in August, the Kimberley Arts Council has another amazing line-up of local musical talent and art workshops planned for First Saturdays Kimberley on Saturday, September 5.

Beginning at noon until 4 p.m. in the downtown Platzl area, live music will be on at the Gazebo while a number of local artists display their wares.

A big part of First Saturdays Kimberley is to make different art disciplines accessible to the community through free demonstrations and workshops.

This month:

Local artist Tony Austin will have two workshops at noon and 2 p.m. in Sumi-e, the art of ink wash painting.

Fibre artist, Darcy Wanuk will offer a drop-by and give it a try opportunity to make a felted beads using merino wool.

Lori Craig will be doing two creative stitching workshops at noon and 2 p.m. exploring beautiful stitches, colourful dyed wool, a variety of threads, and fun printed fabrics.

Centre 64While the workshops are free, registration through Centre 64 is strongly recommended.

And in their ongoing efforts to raise funds for the future splash park – the Rotary Lunch Wagon will be on hand at 11:30 a.m. in the Platzl offering Taco’s in a Bag – $7.

The Kimberley Library will be open and continues its First Saturday themed children’s story-time at 2 p.m.

If you haven’t had a chance, the Kimberley Heritage Museum’s Hats Off To Our Fashionable Past is worth a look from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

And there is much more happening outside the Platzl as part of the day:

Free Guided Hikes in the Nature Park – South West Passage hike meet at 10 a.m. at Riverside Campground;

Ian Cobb/e-KNOW images
Ian Cobb/e-KNOW images

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Tours – special community appreciation interpretive tour. Hourly between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Only $10 adults/$5 children.

High Tea at the Chateau Kimberley 12-3 p.m. Artist on site is Lynn Grillmair and music by Terry Macham

Marysville Artisans Demos/Workshops 1-3 p.m.

Art Exhibit & Reception at Centre 64 2-4 p.m.; Featuring works of the Golden – Purcell Mountain Painters.

PLATZL PADDLE BATTLE – Ping Pong Tournament – Open to all ages – Limited to 32 entries – $10 – proceeds to the Adaptive Ski Program, Lots of prizes. Starts at 3 p.m. –Challenge Matches. Evening will have a DJ and laser light display. Info and registration on facebook – go to Platzl Paddle Battle page!

Live at Studio 64 – Latin Jazz – Gabrial Palatchi Band 8 p.m. An original blend of different genres such as Latin Jazz, Tango, Funk, Klezmer, Gypsy, Reggae, Samba and Electronic.

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