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The Pennywise office will be closed Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
PLEASE NOTE: Classified ads placed over the holidays using our online ad form will be uploaded to the Pennywise Website on the following days: Dec. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2. We look forward to serving your advertising needs in 2015 when we return to work on Monday, Jan. 5.
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!
LIKE THE DICKENS, A CHRISTMAS TRADITION. Join performers Lisel Forst, Lucas Myers, Janet Cook, Tom Thomson, David Boyd and Zorn for a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Donna MacDonald will be our host for the evening and The Nelson Heritage Barbershop Chorus will contribute their vocal music to this special event. Monday, Dec. 22nd at 7:30pm at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street. All proceeds will support the Nelson Food Cupboard. Tickets will be by donation at the door. Doors open at 6:30. After the event, guests will be invited to meet the readers at a reception hosted by the Nelson United Church’s Women’s Group.
A WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Once again hosted by Kaslo Trailblazer Society, Saturday, Dec. 20, 4-6pm, at the bridge picnic area, rain or snow! Free hot chocolate & fire pits to keep you warm. Bring a lantern or use one of ours and join us for the Lantern Walk from main trailhead, at the end of the Railroad Ave. to the bridge starting at 4pm! Limited parking, so please walk or be dropped off.
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE DAM!! $30 ticket includes an all you can eat Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Live music, Door Prizes & Champagne at Midnight!! Buffet starts at 6:30. Call and reserve your tickets early!! ($10 after dinner tickets also available for 9pm entry.)
LARDEAU CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, DEC. 27: Contact Peter Jonker, 250-276-4441 or Marlene Johnston 250-366-4474 by Dec. 23. KASLO BIRD COUNT, DEC. 30: Contact Stu Heard 250-353-7432 by Dec. 23. Join an observation route or be a feeder watch.
NEW YEARS EVE DINNER & DANCE at the Slocan Legion Hall. Door opens 6:30pm, dinner served 7pm. LIVE MUSIC. Tickets $25/ea or $45/couple at Mountain Valley Station in Slocan or phone 250-355-2672 to reserve. Deadline Dec. 27, 80 tickets only...we sold out last year. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The Legion welcomes members & guests.
POLAR BEAR SWIM, JAN. 1, 2015, 12noon! Celebrate the New Year with a dip in the lake at Kaslo Bay Beach. There will be a fire with hot chocolate, hot dogs, fun and fellowship. The Polar Bear Swim is the Langham Cultural Society's well-loved and biggest annual fundraiser. Be sure to bring your pledge sheets or come with a donation and support the Langham, now celebrating 40 years of nurturing arts and culture in the Kaslo community! Throughout Dec. pledge sheets can be picked up at Willow Home Boutique or Sunnyside Naturals, Kaslo.
SMALL BUSINESS LUNCH & LEARN! 11:30am-1pm. 20 seats, complimentary. Legal and identity theft issues that affect employee time and monetary loss to the company Let us show how to protect your business. Call Gerry MacKinnon, 250-505-3925.
THE ROSSLAND MOUNTAIN MARKET 'Apres-Ski' Winter Market featuring 10 Farm/Food Vendors, 10 Artisan Vendors, Live Music, raffles, and more! You'll find us at The Miner's Hall (1765 Columbia Ave) from 2-7pm on the following Saturdays: Dec. 13, Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Mar. 21 &and Apr. 18. Mark it on your calendar folks! Your winter West Kootenay source for local food and goods, don't miss out! www.rosslandmountainmarket.com for vendor details.
UPCOMING SHOWS IN NELSON: Jan. 2, David Raitt & The Baja Boogie Band; Feb. 4, Eric Johnson & Mike Stern; Feb. 16, Elliott Brood; Feb. 20, Randy & Mr. Lahey from the Trailer Park Boys; Mar. 3, The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar; Mar. 21, Shane Koyczan, and much more! Full calendar and details at ontheroadmanagement.com
WINTER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH WALK: Lighthouse Beach Labyrinth, Kaslo, Sunday, December 21, 1:00pm. Come celebrate the change of the season and welcome the return of the light, with a walking meditation of gratitude. Introduction by Donna Nett, Labyrinth Steward of the West Kootenays. For more information on local labyrinths: www.labyrinth.kics.bc.ca
SLOCAN VALLEY BLACK ANGUS BEEF: Homegrown, sides/quarters, $100 freezer packs, 5 pound bags soup/marrow or knuckle bones, dog bones 50 pounds $49.99. Government inspected, no GMOs, antibiotics, or tranqulizers. Home of the happy cows. Always delivered. Wayne Savinkoff, 250-226-7054. Extra lean ground beef and sausage special.
TARZWELL FARMS: Locally grown & naturally raised beef available year round. Government inspected and government graded 'AA' or better, $4.30/lb hanging weight. This is custom cut & wrapped. Delivery to Nelson, Castlegar, and Trail available. 250-428-4316.