Toby Theatre

The Toby Theatre will only be open for one movie per month this winter. Next movie:

December 26th – 30th, 7:30 p.m.: Puss in Boots

For info: www.tobytheatre.com.

Friday, December 16th:

Opening day for downhill skiing and boarding at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. For info: 250-345-6000 or www.fairmonthotsprings.com.

7 p.m.: Acoustic sounds of Bob Benvenuti at Elements Grill at Copper Point Resort. No admission fee, accepting donations to the Columbia Valley Food Bank.

Saturday, December 17th:

9 a.m.: Classic Learn to Ski Clinic by Toby Creek Nordic Club at Nipika Mountain Resort. A one-day technique improvement for classic skiing. Free of charge to Nordic Club members, $30 for non-members. For info and registration: www. tobycreeknordic.ca/event/classic-learn-ski-clinic or e-mail events@tobycreeknordic.ca.

10 a.m. – 12 noon: Free photo with Santa Claus at the Santa Cabin on the grounds of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. For info: 250-345-5990.

11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Free hot chocolate at Brewers Christmas Market in Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

5:30 p.m.: Christmas potluck and Santa visit at Brisco and District Community Hall. Christmas Carols by Kootenay Legends, Mel and Sharon Hynes. Admission by donation.

7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Fernie Ghostriders at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.

Sunday, December 18th:

9 a.m.: Skate Ski Learn to Ski Clinic by Toby Creek Nordic Club at Nipika Mountain Resort. A one-day technique improvement for classic skiing. Free of charge to Nordic Club members, $30 for non-members. For info and registration: www. tobycreeknordic.ca/event/classic-learn-ski-clinic or e-mail events@tobycreeknordic.ca.

4 – 6 p.m.: Childrens Christmas Party at the Radium Fire Hall. Fun, games, singing and Santa.

For info: 250-342-1608.

5 p.m.: 11th annual Food Bank Benefit Concert at Lakeside Pub. Live, local musical talent in exchange for money or food donation to the Columbia Valley Food Bank. Get a seat early.

Friday, December 23rd:

7 p.m.: Acoustic sounds of Bob Benvenuti at Elements Grill at Copper Point Resort. No admission fee, accepting donations to the Columbia Valley Food Bank.

Saturday, December 24th:

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Free Hot Springs entry with a food bank donation at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

For info: 250-345-6070.

2 p.m.: Christmas Eve Service The highest Christmas Eve Service in Canada by Lake Windermere Alliance Church at Panorama Summit.

5:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area. For info: 250-345-6070.

8 p.m.: Christmas Eve Fireworks in Conrad Kain Park, Wilmer. Bonfires and hot chocolate. For info: 250-342-9470.

8:15 p.m.: Christmas Eve Service at The Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village by Windermere Alliance Church.

Monday, December 26th:

Official Opening of Whiteway on Lake Windermere. For info: www.tobycreeknordic.ca. ca.

4 – 7 p.m.: Lake Windermere Management Plan Implementation Open House at Windermere

Community Hall. Short presentation by Regional District of East Kootenay Staff at 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 29th:

7:30 p.m.: Classic fundraiser and silent auction for Benjamin Thomsen, Canadian Alpine Downhill Skier, at The Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village. Door prizes, appetizer and spirits. Tickets $25 per person, for sale at Lustis Mountain Outfitters, Inside Edge Sports and Syndicate Boardshop.

Friday, December 30th:

9 p.m.: Blast into 2012 with Panorama Mountain Villages fireworks display. For info: www.panoramaresort.com.