Toby Theatre

The Toby Theatre will only be open for one movie per month this fall and winter. Next movie: Puss in Boots, December 26th – 30th. For info: http://Tobytheatre.com.

Friday, December 9th:

Opening Day for downhill skiing and boarding at Panorama Resort. For info: 250-342-6941 or www.panoramaresort.com.

Opening Day for downhill skiing and boarding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. For info: 1-866-SKI-KICK or www.kickinghorseresort.com.

4 – 8 p.m.: Christmas Shopping Night in Fairmont. Local businesses, shops, restaurants and cafs are open late. For info: 250-688-1742.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Santa photos at Home Hardware,

hosted by Global Animal Lovers (GALS). Minimum $5 donation.

7:30 p.m.: Valley Voices Christmas Concert at Christ Church Trinity. $10 per person, $5 for students. Tickets available at Essentials and One Hour Photo in Invermere, Meet on Higher Ground Coffee Shop in Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Gift Shop in Fairmont Hot Springs.

Saturday, December 10th:

9 a.m. – 12 noon: 1st Annual Toy Sale at The Pioneer. Gently used toys available for a minimum donation of $1. 100 per cent of proceeds go towards buying Angel Tree gifts. For info: 250-341-6299.

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

10 a.m. – 12 noon: Healthy Start at College of The Rockies. Free, no obligation. Fitness assessments and consultations performed by Fitness4Life personal trainers. Pre-register to guarantee an appointment.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Columbia Ridge Christmas Market at Columbia Ridge Community Hall with local vendors. Interested vendors contact Jan: 250-345-0321 or ronaldjan@shaw.ca.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Arts Alive Craft Sale at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Unique Canadian hand-crafted items. For info: 250-342-6507 or 250-342-9394.

1 – 3 p.m.: Christmas Tea and Bake Sale at the Windermere Hall. Admission is $5 per person. Entertainment provided by the Dance Tree Community Program. Christmas baskets and items will be raffled off. Hosted by Windermere Health Care Auxiliary. For info: 250-345-6635.

6 p.m.: Terra Madre Day celebration dinner with a multi-course African-inspired menu at Birchwood Restaurant. Hosted by Slow Food Columbia Valley. Proceeds go to 1000 Gardens in Africa Project. $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Tickets are

available at Circle Health Foods. For info visit www. slowfood.com or contact Alison at alisonbell0@gmail.com.

7:30 p.m.: Valley Voices Christmas Concert at Christ Church Trinity. $10 per person, $5 for students. Tickets available at Essentials and One Hour Photo in Invermere, Meet on Higher Ground Coffee Shop in Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Gift Shop in Fairmont Hot Springs.

7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Kimberley Dynamites at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: www.rockieshockey.com.

Sunday, December 11th:

12 noon – 3 p.m.: 4th annual Santa in Fairmont for kids and parents at Smoking Waters Caf. Wagon rides, cookie decorating, musicians and sing along. Photos with Santa, $10 per photo. Register for photos with Santa by calling 250-345-4008.

7 p.m.: Blue Christmas Service at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere. For info: 250-342-6644.

Monday, December 12th:

6 p.m.: Yoga at Columbia Ridge Recreation Centre. First session is free, space permitting. For info: 250-409-4079.

Tuesday, December 13th:

6 p.m. (approximate): The Canadian Pacific Holiday train stops at Forsters Landing Road in Radium Hot Springs. Canadian folk legend Valdy and country music singer Tracey Brown will be performing. A non-perishable food donation to the Columbia Valley Food Bank is requested.

Wednesday, December 14th:

9:30 a.m.: Christmas Concert at Windermere Elementary School. For info: 250-342-6640.

1 – 2:15 p.m.: Seniors Day at Invermere Public Library. Community bus pick up and drop off at the Columbia Garden and the Manor. Tea and treat. For info: 250-342-6416.

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:

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.

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