Friday, May 2nd
6 – 11 p.m.: Pool tournament at the Summit YC.
7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays open mic night at Pynelogs. $2 at the door.
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
1 – 5 p.m.: Blue Lake Centre Grand Reopening Celebration. Free open house includes tours, sample environmental programming, camp games, food, music as well as access to trails and canoeing. Blue Lake Centre is located 45 minutes south of Fairmont. Visit www.bluelakecentre.com for details and directions.
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.
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 Family 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
4 – 9 p.m.: Basketball Bump at the Summit Youth Centre.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: OPT clinic at the Invermere Health Unit. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing.
Tuesdays from May to September, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors are looking for volunteers to help with lake water quality testing – go to http://www.lakeambassadors.ca for more info.
Wednesday, May 7th
3:30 – 6 p.m.: Junior Golf Tour, hosted by the Columbia Valley Golf Trail. Introduce your school-aged children to golf. Wednesday from April 23rd- June 11th. No cost to participate, some equipment is available. Weekly attendance not required, but pre-registration for each week is. For details and to register, visit www.ColumbiaValleyGolfTrail.com/jrtour.
7 p.m.: Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association Annual General Meeting at the District of Invermere Office.
Thursday, May 8th
12 p.m.: Seniors Luncheon, location TBA. Cost $5, payable at the door. Reservations required by May 6th, contact Theresa Wood: 250-342-9281, ext 1227.
12:15 p.m.: Walk With a Doc at Pothole Park. Come join your local healthcare professionals for a half-hour stroll in the park.
7 p.m.: Wilmer Waterworks Improvement District AGM at the Wilmer Community Hall. All Wilmer residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
7 – 9 p.m.: Directors Liability in Non Profit Organizations Workshop at the College of the Rockies. A must take for all non-profit board members. Legal responsibilities and potential personal liability of directors of clubs, associations and other societies. Free.
Friday, May 9th
12 – 2 p.m.: Pre-Mothers Day Quiche and Chilli Luncheon, hosted by the All Saints Church Guild. $6 per person, at the Edgewater Legion.
6 – 11 p.m.: Rock Climbing Wall with the Summit Youth Centre, leaving at 6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.: Valley Voices perform at Christ Church Trinity, May 9th and 10th. Tickets$10/Adults, $5/Students, available at Selkirk TV and Appliances, Essentials, Meet on Higher Ground (Radium), Fairmont Village Gift Shop.
Fairmont Lions Clubs Hole-in-One Challenge, every weekend (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday) from May to September. Hole #8 at Riverside Golf Course. Entry fee $5.
Saturday, May 10th
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Rotary Garage Sale at the Court House buildings across from Sobeys. Fundraiser for Rotary youth projects.
9 a.m.: Elmer Fudd Fun Shoot at the Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club range, Saturday and Sunday. For info or to register, visit www.lwdrodgun.com.
10 a.m.: Fairmont Lions Club semi-annual highway clean-up in Fairmont Hot Springs.
6 – 11 p.m.: Homemade Mac & Cheese at the Summit Youth Centre.
7:30 p.m.: Fundraiser for Joe Webb and his family as he leaves for Vancouver to begin his cancer treatments. Appys, silent auction and lots of games. At the Fairside Inn, Fairmont. Everyone welcome.
Brisco Riding Club Mothers Day event. Team penning, dinner, auction. Sign up by May 3rd by calling Margaret at 250-342-1607. $25/person, $15/ages 15 and under. Rib Dinner $10/person or $25/family.