A&E briefs: Robot building, symphony partnership, shoe sale

Kamloops Symphony forms partnership Moscow Ballet

The Moscow Ballet and Kamloops Symphony have teamed up to support each other to promote the arts.

Any ticket sold using the code SYMPH will trigger a $5 donation to the Kamloops Symphony from the Moscow Ballet, best known for The Great Russian Nutcracker.

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In exchange, the two will also advertise for one another in their respective newsletters and programs.

Another perk for the Kamloops Symphony is that its youth concerto winner will get a chance to perform the Dying Swan with a Moscow Ballet prima ballerina.

“Bringing the symphony and ballet together will expand audiences for both by introducing patrons to each other’s performances,” said Moscow Ballet founder Akiva Talmi.

Kamloops Symphony’s Ryan Noakes took the initiative to begin the collaboration.

Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to the River City for a pair of performances on Nov. 11.

Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

Robot building club starts Wednesday

If you’ve ever wanted to build a robot, here is your chance.

The Big Little Science Centre will be holding robotics club sessions from Oct. 18 to Dec. 22.

Participants will be given their own LEGO NXT Mindstorms systems and a computer to use during the session to design, build and program their robots.

The club will run for 10 weeks and will cost $120 to participate.

The club will meet after school, 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is intended for those ages nine and older.

No experience is necessary.

Shoe sale to benefit music program

Have some extra shoes? Or need a pair?

Hundreds of pairs of gently used shoes, boots and bags will be on sale for bargain prices this weekend.

The event, organized by Desert Sounds Harmony Chorus, will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops music program.

Most shoes will be priced at $10 a pair.

Those with donations for the event can drop them off at Rogue Salon Hair and Beauty, 10-1390 Hillside Dr. or at the Kamloops YMCA, located at 150 Wood St.

Kamloops featured in Discovery TV train series

Keep an eye out for some local scenery and local residents on a coming episode of Mighty Trains.

The Rocky Mountaineer will be featured in season two of the Discovery series. Its episode is set to air on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.

Follow the Mountaineer on a journey through the Rockies and get an inside look at what it takes to make it all happen, including insight from the train manager, onboard hosts and rail mechanics.

Along with being a stop on the trip, Kamloops is also home maintenance and operations teams for the train.

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