August 9th & 10th, 8:00 p.m.: Despicable Me 2. Also showing August 12th – 16th.
Friday, August 9th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Junior Naturalists program for kids 6 12 yrs. of age. At Redstreak campground in Kootenay National Park. Pre-register at 250-347-6525 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout August.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Meadow Creek Kokanee Spawning Channel is open for viewing from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily, when bear activity is at its minimum. Gates will be closed at all other times. Run lasts from late August to early October, with peak viewing time in the first two weeks of September. Spawning channel is located 4 km northwest of Meadow Creek off Highway 31. For more information: 250-354-6333, or email@example.com.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Club at the Invermere Library for kids in Grades 1 to 5. Call each Friday morning to register. 250-342-6416.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Market on Main, Radium.
5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Maya Eventov & Friends exhibition opening at Artym Gallery. Show continues until August 18th. www.artymgallery.com.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Music on Main, Radium.
Saturday, August 10th
7:30 a.m.: 18th annual Loop the Lake event. 10 km, 1/2 marathon and octogenarian relay. Proceeds go to the Rotary Club. Register online or drop off your registration form by 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8th at Crazy Soles. www.loopthelake.bc.ca.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Invermere Farmers Market.
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: 37th Annual Lakeside Event, Invermere. Hang gliders and paragliders launch from Mount Swansea and have a water landing contest at James Chabot beach. Event held August 11th in case of rain. Visit www.lakesideevent.com.
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Edgewater Legion Open Market. To book a table call Vi at 250-347-0044.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Live painting by Kimberly Kiel at Effusion Art Gallery. Visit www.effusionartgallery.com.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Labyrinth Studio Open House. Bronze portrait sculptures, multi-media tables, quilts. Follow signs 4 minutes south of Fairmont. For more info: www.patluders.com, 250-345-0350. Also runs Sunday, Aug 11th.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Sandpiper Studios 4th annual open house. Visit the studio and showroom and watch live glassblowing. For more information and directions visit www.sandpiperstudio.ca or call 778-963-0194. Also runs Sunday, August 11th.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Columbia Basin Culture Tour. Free, self-guided arts and culture tour. Contact Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance at 250-505-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, August 11th
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Summer Splash! 8:00 a.m.: Open water swim race. 10:00 a.m.: Games, music & edu-tainment, including a sand sculpture contest, paddleboard & kayak races, and beach volleyball tournament. 12:00 p.m.: Prizes, awards, and picnic at the park. 1:00 p.m.: Sailing regatta. At James Chabot beach. For more info: www.lakeambassadors.ca, or call 250-341-6898.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast at the Edgewater Legion.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Fairmont Farmers Market.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Barn Market at the Old Eaton House, Upper Elk Park Ranch. Antiques, preserves, pies, glass, crafts, art and fresh garden produce and more.
Monday, August 12th
2nd Annual Kelly Hrudey & Friends Charity Golf Tournament. Featuring 36 celebrity players, the event raises awareness and funds for youth. Contact www.copperpointgolf.com or 250-341-3392.
Tuesday, August 13th
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Adventure Radium, ages 5-8. Meet at Brents Shack (near the skating rink/ball park); registration forms and parent guide are available online, www.radiumhotsprings.ca, or at the Village Office. Runs Tuesday through Thursday, throughout August.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Windermere Valley Museums summer childrens program: Miner. Come and try your luck at gold panning. You may even strike it rich after learning about the mines and ore in the area. Admission by donation. For more information: 250-342-9769, www.windermerevalleymuseum.ca.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Adventure Radium, ages 8 and up. Meet at Brents Shack (near the skating rink/ball park); registration forms and parent guide are available online, www.radiumhotsprings.ca, or at the Village Office. Runs Tuesday through Thursday, throughout August.
7:30 p.m.: John Reischman and the Jaybirds in Concert at Christ Trinity Church, Invermere. Ticket information: email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 14th
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Seniors Day Tea at the Invermere Public Library. Bus provided. Call 250-342-6416 for more information.
Invermere Library hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Radium Hot Springs Library Hours
Tuesday: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Book Sales at the Market on Main.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Canal Flats Community Library Hours
Tuesday: 7- 8:30 p.m. For info: 250-349-5360.
Invermere Thrift Store hours
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.