JOIN THE VALLICAN WHOLE COMMUNITY CHOIR at their Annual Holiday Concert and Seasonal Sing-a-long! Sunday, Dec. 15, 3-5pm, the Vallican Whole Community Choir invites you to join voices with our harmonic singers, directed by Sharon Lang, (250-226-7191). We also welcome special guests, Family of Friends Choir and some members of the RhythmDance Drum Orchestra. Our seasonal singalong is a seven-year tradition! We will provide mulled apple cider and goodies at this festive occasion. Admission by donation. It is a family affair and supervised children are welcome. The Grassroots Grammas will also be there with their annual Christmas decoration and home baking fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
ATTENTION PARENTS! Youth Art and Culture in Kaslo is here for 7-12 year olds. Learn how to prepare a delicious, healthy snack using local and affordable ingredients with Christina Esposto. Build kitchen and cooking skills for the future while having fun making food. At the end of the class, we enjoy the creations! Wednesday, Nov. 27, 3-4:30pm at JVH. Free for ages 7-12, registration required. To register or for more info phone 250-353-7691, extn#207 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Program made possible by the Province of BC and Columbia Basin Trust.
IS GETTING YOUR CHILD TO SLEEP A NIGHTMARE? Join Sierra Dante, child sleep specialist, at Redfish Parent and Child Time, Friday, Nov. 29, 9:30-11:45am. Sierra, a mother of three, considers good sleep as important as love and nutrition to children’s health. Free! Come with your questions! More information email@example.com, 250-229-2167. Offered by Kootenay Lake Family Network, Redfish School and CBAL. Like us on Facebook: Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Kaslo/Balfour.
KARL KOERBER Author of ´Through the Whirlpool: Swept up in the Nazi Apocalypse´ will be reading from his book on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7pm. Join us at the Kaslo & District Public Library for this free event. Refreshments provided.
LIGHT UP STORYTIME AND CRAFTING at the Kaslo & District Public Library. Come to the library on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4-5pm for festive holiday stories and crafting. We will have cookies and hot apple cider. Children can enter the draw to win a special holiday themed book. Thank you to the Village of Kaslo and RDCK for your generous support of library programming.
MOTHERCARE PREGNANCY SUPPORT PROGRAM: All pregnant women and those with babies up to 6 months old are welcome! Join us on Tuesdays at Kaslo Family Centre for this free program. Hot catered lunch and childcare for older children is provided. Enjoy speakers, videos, group activities, breastfeeding support, learning about infant care and more! Help your baby meet their first friends! Borrow from our library of pregnancy and parenting books and DVDs. Women living on low income are eligible to receive vitamins, food and gas vouchers. Please call Barb Cyr for more information, 250-353-7691 extn#209. Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society.
NOVEMBER IS FOOD FOR FINES MONTH at the Kaslo & District Public Library. Bring a non-perishable food donation and your overdue fines will be wiped clean. Food is accepted for Kaslo fines only, not for lost item costs or fines from other libraries. All donations will go to the Kaslo Food Hub. Donation wish list includes: Canned goods (especially protein), nut and seed butters, alternative and powdered milk, bulk goods (nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruit, bean mix), pasta, cooking oil, fruit juice. No outdated, opened or homemade items will be accepted.
THE OLD TYME COUNTRY BAND RETURNS to the Argenta Hall, Thursday Nov. 21 and the Langham in Kaslo Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 & 23 with a star studded cast of local singers and musicians. Tickets on sale at Sunnyside Naturals and Willow Home Boutique for the History of Country Music Part 7.
TIME OUT FOR WOMEN - COME FOR TEA: Improve your self-esteem and feel inspired. Increase your overall sense of well-being. Share experiences, enjoy activities, and chitchat with peers. First meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3-5pm. Cost per meeting, $5 and a snack to share. Group is limited to 6-8 people. Call Keiya at 250-353-1500 for more information.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE VIGIL: To commemorate the lives of all transgender people who have died due to violence and anti-transgender bigotry. Nov. 20, 5:45pm, United Church, 809 Merry Creek Rd, Castlegar. Join us before the vigil at 5pm for a free community meal of meat/vegetable chili and buns, hosted by the UnChurch.
WARM WORDS FOR A COLD NIGHT: Esteemed Nelson author Ernest Hekkanen launches his newest novel, and Selkirk College instructor Josh Massey reads from his work, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30pm, Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St (alley entrance), Nelson. Admission by donation. More info: www.oxygenartcentre.org
WHOLE SCHOOL BLUE MOON COFFEE HOUSE FUNDRAISER! Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-9pm at the Vallican Whole Community Centre! Music, Indian dinner, bake sale, & silent auction. Admission $3, kids 12 and under free. Dinner $12/adult, $6/child. No alcohol please. Call 250-226-7737 for info.
33RD ANNUAL PROCTER XMAS CRAFT & GIFT FAIR: Procter Hall, Saturday, Nov. 30, 9:30am-3pm. Variety of unique & handcrafted gifts, baked goods, light lunch available. For Vendor info please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a msg at 250-505-3560.
DID YOU KNOW that we offer e-Subscriptions of the Pennywise? Yes we do - delivered to your email weekly. You can receive your fresh copy, Monday afternoon. Consider this... you will save 20 pieces of paper, every single week when you read your paper online! That is 1000 pages a year!! Sign up today, and we’ll get you started right away! Questions? Call 1-800-663-4619, Kaslo.
THIRD ANNUAL VISAC POTTERY CLUB CHRISTMAS SALE: Friday, Nov. 22, 12-7pm and Saturday, Nov. 23, 10am-2pm. Tons of beautiful locally handmade pottery, cash only please. 1501 Cedar Ave, Downtown Trail, lower level, in the VISAC Gallery. www.visacgallery.com
SLOCAN VALLEY BLACK ANGUS BEEF: Sides $3.99/lb; ground beef special, $100 freezer packs; 50lb dog bones, $49.99, soup bones and organs. Government inspected. Home of the Happy Cows. Wayne Savinkoff, 250-226-BEEF.