Friday, April 25th

5 p.m.: Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley Annual General Meeting at Copper Point Resort. 5 p.m. Registration, 5:30 p.m. AGM.

6 – 7 p.m.: Hula Hoop Jam at Peak Dancework every Friday. By donation, hoops provided. Contact leahmayshoemaker@gmail.com for info.

6 – 11 p.m.: Movie and popcorn at the Summit YC.

7 p.m.: 2nd annual Hospice Butterfly Gala at Copper Point Resort. Features a three-course meal, live entertainment by Valley Forged, silent and live auctions. Tickets $50, all proceeds to benefit the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Tickets at: Meet on Higher Ground (Radium), All Things Beautiful and Columbia Garden Village (Invermere), and Smoking Waters Coffee Co. (Fairmont).

Saturday, April 26th

9 a.m.: Columbia Valley Cycling Society annual bike swap at the Invermere Community Center. Bring in gear from 9 – 11 a.m. There is a toonie charge to bring in gear. Sale is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up money and/or unsold gear from 1-2 p.m.

10 – 11 a.m.: Valley Pride cleanup in Invermere (Pothole Park), Windermere (Community Hall), Edgewater (Community Hall), Wilmer (Community Hall) and Radium (Meet at Higher Ground). Bring gloves and enthusiasm. Bags and refreshments provided.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Birthing From Within, presented by founder Pam England and hosted by Groundswell. Two day prenatal workshop (Also May 3). Pre-registration required, space is limited. For more info, go to: groundswellnetwork.ca/events-calendar.

6 p.m.: Roller Derby Spring Smash at the Canal Flats Arena. Bavarian Barbarians vs. Cut Throat Car Hops and Killer Rollbots vs. Wildcat Brawlers. First bout at 6 p.m., second bout at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door, $5 for kids, 5 and under free.

6 – 11 p.m.: Spring Cleaning/Pizza at the Summit Youth Centre. Help us and get free pizza!

Sunday, April 27th

7 p.m.: Movie at the Museum for both members and guests at the Windermere Valley Museum.

Monday, April 28th

12 p.m.: Soup, bun and dessert at the Edgewater Legion for $6.

Tuesday, April 29th

5 – 9 p.m.: Swimming at Radium Hot Springs with the Summit Youth Centre, leaving at 6 p.m.

6 – 7:30 p.m.: Global Buckets container gardening workshop, presented by Groundswell. Build a Global Bucket (self-watering, weedless growing system). $30, register at groundswellnetwork.ca/events-calendar.

7 p.m.: Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof, a personal journey through Lyme Disease in Canada, presents at the Radium Hot Springs Public Library.

Thursday, May 1st

11:45 a.m.: The Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Thursday at the Curling Rink.

5 – 9 p.m.: Hang out Night/Bring your ideas at the Summit Youth Centre.

7:30 p.m.: AGM for the Columbia Valley Rockies at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in the mezzanine.

Friday, May 2nd

6 – 11 p.m.: Pool tournament at the Summit YC.

7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays open mic night at Pynelogs. All ages, licensed bar. $2 at the door. Visit www.columbiavalleyarts.com for more information.

Planet – Constellation Tour at the DTSS Track, hosted by Invermere Under the Stars. All ages, starts at dusk. Kids, come out and try the kid-friendly telescope!

Saturday, May 3rd

6 – 11 p.m.: Cool Craft at the Summit Youth Centre .

5:30 – 9 p.m.: Artists opening at Pynelogs Cultural Centre for the Wings Over the Rockies/Lil Peeps art show. Show features the fun and fantastic artwork from the Young Artists of our Columbia Valley Childcare Programs, as well as work from artists on this years Wings theme: The Mystery of Migration. Show runs April 29th – May 11th, daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday evenings until 9 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: DTSS Big Band Dance at the Invermere Community Hall. Cocktails at 7:30 p.m., dancing starting at 8 p.m., buffet at 10:15 p.m. Tickets $25 per person, available at DTSS.

Sunday, May 4th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Edible Hanging Basket workshop, presented by Groundswell. Build a basket with your mom, filled with herbs and produce. $30 a basket, register at groundswellnetwork.ca/events-calendar. (Mom not required, but encouraged!)

6:30 p.m.: Birdsong Singalong Dinner at the Windermere Community Hall. A pre-Wings Over the Rockies event. Dinner and singalong with the Valley Voices Choir. Door prizes, silent auction and raffles. No minors. Tickets $45, or two for $80, available at the Windermere Pantry and Selkirk TV.

Monday, May 5th

7 p.m.: Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

18th Annual Wings Over the Rockies festival begins. Runs May 5th – 11th. A week of events celebrating birds and nature, including a themed gallery show at Pynelogs. This years theme is The Mystery of Migration. For a full listing of events and to register, visit www.WingsOverTheRockies.org, Pynelogs Cultural Centre or pick up a program at The Pioneer office.

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be offering a watershed track of water related themes during Wings Over the Rockies, including tours of Lake Windermere on Thursday, May 8th and Sunday, May, 11th. For more info, go to

www.lakeambassadors.ca .

Tuesday, May 6th

Tuesdays from May to September, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors need volunteers to help with lake water testing. Go to www.lakeambassadors.ca for more info.