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 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:
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.
Sunday, December 25th:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Free hot springs entry with a food or cash donation to the Columbia Valley Food Bank at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
For info: 250-345-6070.
Monday, December 26th:
Official Opening of Whiteway on Lake Windermere. Club memberships available, help support the Whiteway. For info: www.tobycreeknordic.ca.
Tuesday, December 27th:
9 a.m.: Rod and Gun Club Family Fishing Day at Bear Lake. Rods available. Food and drink provided. Meet at Petro-Can, Athalmer. Meet at Hoodoos Cafe at 9:30 a.m. For info: 250-342-9482.
Wednesday, December 28th:
10 – 12:00 noon.: Free Gingerbread Man decorating at Brewers Christmas Market at Fairmont Hot Springs. Drop by and meet the Christmas Elf. Fun for all ages. Event runs until Friday. For info: 250-345-5990.
4 – 8 p.m.: Artist Demonstration in the Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village, presented by Effusion Art Gallery. Artists demonstrating their talents will be Christine Simpson, Murray Phillips, Jean Pederson, and Lucie Bause. For info: 250-341-6877.
Thursday, December 29th:
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.
Friday, December 30th:
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.
Saturday, December 31st:
3 p.m.: Radium Hot Springs celebrates 21 years as a municipality at the skating rink on Stanley Street. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, chili and birthday cake. Donations go to the Radium Fire department.
6:30 p.m.: Fireworks display at the Springs Driving Range in Radium Hot Springs.
9 p.m.: Blast into 2012 with Panorama Mountain Villages fireworks display. For info: www.panoramaresort.com.
Invermere Library hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Radium Library hours:
Tuesday: 6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Canal Flats Community Library hours:
Tuesday: 7- 8:30 p.m.
For info: 250-349-5360.
Invermere Thrift Store hours:
Closed from December 18th – January 11th. Due to a lack of volunteers over the holidays, no donations can be accepted between December 23rd – January 2nd.