'TIS THE SEASON FOR SONG! Join the Twin Rivers Community Choir at their annual Christmas concert and prepare to be entertained. Shows are Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30pm at the Castle Theatre, 185 Columbia Ave, Castlegar. Program includes carols, gospel, classical and pop. Advance tickets available at Castlegar Realty and Mountain High Lighting. Adults $15, seniors $10, children $5. Concession, wine bar available.
BESSIE & BEAUTY, Cafe Langham Speaker Series presents In Beauty We Walk Series with Bessie Wapp, Friday, Dec. 2, 7pm. Join us for an engaging evening with Nelson's 2015 Cultural Ambassador. Wapp has performed extensively throughout North America and in Europe, known for touching hearts and getting toes tapping. This evening of sharing thoughts on beauty is sure to be a wonderful seasonal offering for all. $12 donation at the door, youth are free. www.thelangham.ca
CANNABIS: Science and Local Economic Development with Jim Leslie, director of Medicine Tree. Friday, Dec. 2, 6:30pm, Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan Rd South. Admission by donation. www.VallicanWhole.com FB/TheWhole
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY! Write for Rights at The BlueBelle Bistro, Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1-3:30pm. Write letters or sign cards at our Amnesty International table, supporting those suffering human rights abuses. 250-353-7457.
CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED IN KASLO - a holiday celebration in music & story at St. Andrew's United Church Heritage Hall, Friday, Dec. 9 at 6:30pm. Presented by the Kaslo Suzuki violin & guitar students & a sneak preview by Kuimba, Christmas stories, carol singing, refreshments. Admission by cash donation to benefit the Kaslo Food Hub. Details, 250-353-7600, firstname.lastname@example.org
JVH WILL BE HOSTING A SCREENING OF THE FILM, SCREENAGERS: Thursday, Dec. 1, 7pm at the Langham Theatre, Kaslo! This will be followed by a facilitated conversation with psychologist, Todd Kettner and educator, Jeff Yasinchuk. Tickets are $5 and will include appetizers prepared by our Foods class. Tickets available at JVH School office, Sunnyside Naturals and at the door. Please come out, bring a friend, bring a youth.
RHYTHMDANCE WORKSHOP IN NELSON: Global dance fusion for all. Enjoy dancing while beating drums, twirling canes and waving scarves. Beginner to Advanced. Sunday, Dec. 11, 3pm. Front Street Dance studio, 612 Front St. Info: www.rhythmdance.org
SEE DATE CHANGE - HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON and Pizza Party at the Kaslo library. Ages 12+, Friday, Dec. 9, 3:30-9:30pm. Come for pizza and movies on the big screen! Free program, please preregister 250-353-2942, email@example.com This free program is brought to you by the Kaslo & District Public Library in partnership with North Kootenay Lake Community Services. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Columbia Basin Trust.
SEND A GREETING OF SUPPORT to those suffering from human rights abuses, using cards donated by local artists. Stop at our Amnesty International table at the Kaslo Christmas Fair, Dec. 3 from 10am-4pm. Hope trumps despair!
THE ANNUAL POLAR BEAR SWIM 2017: Celebrate the New Year with a dip in the lake at Kaslo Bay Beach at 12 noon. There will be a fire, hot chocolate, hot dogs, fun and good cheer! Fun for the whole family! 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 42 years of nurturing arts and culture in the Kaslo community. Throughout December, pledge sheets can be picked up at Willow Home Boutique or Sunnyside Naturals, Kaslo and at the Langham on the bulletin board inside the front door. 250-353-2661.
UPCOMING SHOWS IN NELSON: Nov. 22, Wintersleep w/guests; Dec. 7, Frazey Ford w/guests; Dec. 16, BC/DC w/Heavy Airship; Dec. 17, BC/DC w/Vinyl Ritchie. Full calendar and ticket info at www.ontheroadmanagement.com
VALLICAN WHOLE COMMUNITY CHOIR'S SEASONAL SING-ALONG AND CONCERT: Sunday, Dec. 18, 3-5pm. Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan South Rd. Directed by Sharon Lang, w/special guest, a Doukhobor choir. Mulled apple cider and sweet & savory goodies will be provided at this festive occasion, cedar boughs will set the stage. Admission by donation, proceeds shared between Slocan Valley Food Bank and Vallican Whole Community Choir. It is a family affair, supervised children are welcome.
WHOLE SCHOOL BLUE MOON COFFEE HOUSE FUNDRAISER! Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30-10pm at the Vallican Whole Community Centre! Music, Indian dinner, bake sale, silent auction & kids crafts. Admission $3 (kids 12 and under free). Dinner $10/adult, $5/child. 250-226-7737 for info.
3RD ANNUAL KOOTENAY ARTISAN CHRISTMAS SHOP: Dec. 7-24, 10am-6pm/daily, located between Kootenay Market & BC Liquor store, 635 Unit F, Columbia Ave, Castlegar. Unique, local, handmade gifts, door prizes, food bank fundraiser.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AT ROBSON HALL: Friday, Dec. 9, 3-8pm, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am-4pm. Call Elke at 250-365-7022 to book your table, spaces limited. Buy unique gifts from local crafters. Admission, $1.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR IN HARROP: Sunday, Dec. 18, 9:30am-3:30pm. Free Admission. Non-perishable food donation would be appreciated. Lots of vendors and a raffle to raise money for KAAP. Come have lunch and do some last minute Christmas shopping. See you there!
CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AND SALE featuring unique handcrafted gift items at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar will run from Nov. 12-Dec. 24. Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-5pm. Starting Dec. 1 open 7 days/week from 10am-5pm.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, NELSON WALDORF SCHOOL WINTER FAIRE: 10am-4pm. Artisan Market & children's activities to include candle dipping, craft-making, wool-works, with several food and snack options. Join us for a day of winter wonderment, a variety of local artisan gifts and crafts, entertainment for all! Call 250-352-6919 for more information.
WINLAW HALL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30am-3:30pm. Come pick up all your last minute gifts from our wonderful vendors. Have lunch from our kitchen and share some Christmas spirit with friends & neighbours. Inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org