15TH ANNUAL KOOTENAY-COLUMBIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRE: Castlegar Community Complex, Friday, Nov. 8, 10am-8pm and Saturday, Nov. 9, 10am-5pm. Now accepting applicants. For information email email@example.com
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, Tuesday 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.
AUTHOR! AUTHOR! Hear much honored BC writer Kristjana Gunnars and Selkirk College writing instructor Leesa Dean read from their works, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30pm, at Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St (alley entrance), Nelson, admission by donation. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30pm, at Oxygen, Gunnars will present a workshop “The Four Parts of Writing: Why They Matter Equally”, admission $10. More info: www.oxygenartcentre.org
ELLEN BURT author of ´What Forever Feels Like: Memoirs of Johnson’s Landing´ will be telling stories from her book on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7pm. Join us at the Kaslo & District Public Library. Free event, refreshments provided, books for sale, book signing.
CORRECTED DATE: FREE MUSIC SHOW AT THE ANGRY HEN BREWING, KASLO: FRIDAY, Oct. 18 at 7pm. D´JEF is a French songwriter who plays blues-flamenco music. Touching and squeaky texts, amid crazy music. Everyone is welcome. This is an invitation from AFKO (Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest). www.afko.ca, 250-352-3516.
FRIENDS OF KOOTENAY LAKE PRESENTS: Spotlight on Shore-spawners. Come and learn about Kootenay Lake´s genetically distinct kokanee population. For more details please see our display advertisement in this issue of Pennywise.
JOIN US FOR THE BLANKET EXERCISE: Facilitated by community leaders Donna Wright and Toni Appleby, hosted by the WK Regional Arts Council, Oct. 26, 12:15-1:45pm. The Blanket Exercise is a unique exploration of Canada’s history, developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators, which fosters truth, understanding and respect among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to gain a better understanding of reconciliation in Canada. This event is free of charge. Preregistration is required as space is limited! Register at https://tinyurl.com/wkracblanket or call 250-352-2421.
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.
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST at Redfish Parent and Child Time. Friday, Oct. 25, 9:30am-11:45am. Join Deb Saville, registered SLP, as she shares some information about early speech and language development. Pick up some tips for building speech and language skills into story time and songs! More information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Offered by Kootenay Lake Family Network, Redfish School and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Like us on Facebook: Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Kaslo/Balfour.
SPIRITUALITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Elder Randall Tetlichi, from the Vuntut Gwitchin in Old Crow, Yukon Territory will be sharing Traditional Teachings and healing through ceremony, song and storytelling. His teachings are rooted in living on the land and how to carry this relationship into the modern world. Take time for yourself to improve your relationships, deepen your spiritual connection, learn through story, and traditional ways of knowing. Monday, Oct. 21, St. Andrew´s Heritage Hall, 500 4th St, Kaslo. 5pm for Soup and Bannock, 6-8pm Community Talk. Free. Hosted by North Kootenay Lake Community Services. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Province of BC. To register contact Jana Gmür, 1-867-334-9889 or email@example.com for more information.
UPCOMING SHOWS IN NELSON: Oct. 9, Jill Barber - Dedicated to you Tour; Oct. 22, The Wailers; Oct. 25, Sloan: Navy Blues Tour; Nov. 6, Current Swell w/ Carmanah; Nov. 19, Hawksley Workman. Full calendar and info at www.ontheroadmanagement.com
USA - INLAND EMPIRE COIN & STAMP SHOW Center Place Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-5pm; Sunday, Oct. 20, 10am-4pm. Admission $2USD, kids 12 & under free. 25 dealers!
VHKAS HALLOWEEN TEA AND FUNDRAISER: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12-2:30pm at Heritage Hall, on 4th St, Kaslo. $7/person, children under 6 free, food and drink included. Delicious desserts, crafts, jewellery, bake table, Lucky 7, treasure table. Tickets available at Kaslo Thrift Store and at the door. Costumes welcome. Lots of door prizes, fun for all.
˝WANT TO LIVE FOREVER? WRITE YOUR OWN OBITUARY!˝ Join us as we guide you through a process to assist and inspire you in reviewing your life and putting your thoughts into a summary, something that perhaps will someday be a part of your own obituary. No previous writing experience is necessary. Please register in advance, firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-353-2299. Bring a pen and paper or, if you prefer a laptop. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30am-12:30pm, St. Andrew´s Heritage Hall, 4th St Kaslo, by donation to our local hospice. Facilitated by Barb Szuta, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Chelsea Van Koughnett, Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake, with grant from CBT.
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.