Murder mystery night coming to Touchstones Nelson

Touchstones Nelson and Nelson History Theatre are teaming up to present a “fun-raiser.”

The corner of Ward and Vernon has recently been the crime hot spot of Nelson with a robbery  at the credit union and a bomb scare at the court house. Meanwhile, across the street… Touchstones Nelson and Nelson History Theatre are teaming up to present a “fun-raiser” Final Cut: Murder At The Museum mystery night on Saturday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The good times include a wine bar, music, prizes and gourmet catering from Alligator Pie.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Richard Rowberry’s company for this event,” said Touchstones’ executive director, Leah Best. “I’ve seen the rehearsals and it’s going to be a hilarious night.”

“We’ve put together a great team of actors under the direction of Geoff Burns,” explained Rowberry. “The museum will be the scene of a party thrown by a Hollywood director loosely based on the late great schlockmeister Ed Wood. He’s looking for backers for his latest opus The Zombie was an Alien.

“On hand will be a collection of stars and their hangers on and when murder ensues, guests will be called upon to solve the crime. Of course plenty of clues will be sprinkled around during the course of the festivities.

“There will be opportunities for participation for the willing too — or more subtle sleuthing for the quiet types. Dressing up is also a fun way to participate keeping in mind it’s a ’60s ’70s thing. Or a few alien zombies wouldn’t be out of place.”

All proceeds support public programming for both groups.

“Fundraising is key to expanding our public program offerings especially for children and youth,” said Best. “I’m hoping we have a sell-out crowd.”

Tickets are $50 and available at Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon Street.

Just Posted

Selkirk College nursing students visit Honduran migrants

Students were overwhelmed by migrants’ hope in the face of poverty and displacement

Feds, B.C. to expand Darkwoods Conservation area

New funding allows the national land trust to add some 7,900 hectares to the Darkwoods Conservation Area

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Laird Creek residents still hoping for independent report on logging road

Logging company wants to reopen road that residents believe caused slide in 2011

Kootenay region posts 10-per-cent return rate on electoral reform ballots

As of Nov. 13, only 5.3 per cent of ballots had been returned province-wide

CFL will use extra on-field official to watch for illegal blows to quarterback

If the extra official sees an illegal blow that has not already been flagged, they will advise the head referee, who can then assess a penalty for roughing the passer

Older B.C. drivers subsidizing younger ones, study finds

ICBC protects higher-risk drivers, pays for testing costs

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

Negotiators from Britain and the European Union have struck a proposed divorce deal that will be presented to politicians on both sides for approval, officials in London and Brussels said Tuesday.

Feds respond to sexual assault investigation at B.C. naval base

Report of Oct. 5 sexual assault on Vancouver Island base taken over by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service

Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

Many of the missing are elderly and from Magalia, a forested town of about 11,000 to the north of Paradise.

Canfor to buy 70 per cent stake in Swedish Vida Group for $580 million

The privately held company has nine sawmills in southern Sweden with an annual production capacity of 1.1 billion board feet.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Mixing business and family: Trudeau turns to Singapore ancestors to widen trade

Trudeau’s ancestor, Esther Bernard, born Farquhar (1796-1838) was the daughter of Major-General William Farquhar (1774-1839), the first British Resident and Commandant of Singapore.

Most Read