Friday, October 3rd
7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays Open Mic at Pynelogs. Showcasing young talent from the valley. All ages, licensed bar. First Friday of every month.
7 – 9 p.m.: Golden Larch Artists Retreat in Radium Hot Springs. Photography with Ryan Bavin and painting with Lynne Grillmair. Runs through October 5th. Registration and reception October 3rd; October 4th: Golden Larch Tours (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Workshop #1 (2 – 5 p.m.); October 5th: Workshop #2 (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.). $145. Visit radiumhotsprings.ca.
Saturday, October 4th
9:00 a.m.:Trail Maintenance Day meet at the parking area by the Kloosifier trail to meet up for instructions. Feel free to bring any tools you may have that are useful (stiff rake, pulaski, etc). The Club will also be providing tools for the maintenance day if you do not have any.
10 a.m.: Fairmont & District Lions Club semi-annual Highway Clean-Up in Fairmont Hot Springs. For more information, visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/fairmontbc.
11 a.m.: Oktoberfest in downtown Invermere. Kids entertainment, food, live music and beer.
2nd Annual Butterfly Barn Dance and Fall Fair at the Historic K2 Ranch. Fundraiser event for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family followed by an evening of music and celebration! Spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful property, visit local vendors and enjoy fall fair activities like bobbing for apples and pumpkin decorating. In the evening, join us in the barn and dance to Valley Forged. Last year was a sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early! Tickets available at the Hospice office 250-688-1143, Sobeys, All Things Beautiful and Higher Ground in Invermere; Smoking Waters in Fairmont.
1p.m.: Columbia Valley Cycling Societys Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Celebration. Meet at Lake Lillian parking lot. All riders welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult and be sure to bring your bike, helmet and a good attitude. There will be a free BBQ for all trail maintenance volunteers and family mountain bikers sponsored by the Cycling Society which will be held at the Lake Lillian recreation area after the events.
For more information contact Darcy Martin at 250-688-0110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the international event visit imbacanada.com/kids.
Monday, October 6th
7 p.m.: Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Killer Rollbots Ladies Clothing Swap. Drop off gently-used fall and winter clothing at Arrowhead Brewing Co. or Her Public from Oct 6th-9th. Come shop at Arrowhead from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday October 10th. $10 per bag shoppers fill. Visit email@example.com for more info.
Tuesday, October 7th
3:30 p.m.: Free Balloon Tying Workshop at the Invermere Public Library. Grade 2 and up. Space is limited, please register at 250-342-6416.
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.
Wednesday, October 8th
2:15 p.m.: Seniors Day at the Invermere Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Bus provided. For more information or to pre-register, contact 250-342-6416 or visit invermere.bclibrary.ca.
7 p.m.: Cinefest at Pynelogs, The Railway Man. For more information visit columbiavalleyarts.com or call 250-342-4423.
Friday, October 10th
7:30 – 10 p.m.: La Cafamore presents Trios with a Twist at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. Trios by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms. $15/adults, $12/seniors and students, free for children under 12. Tickets at the door.
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Killer Rollbots Ladies Clothing Swap at Arrowhead Brewing Co. $10 per bag shoppers fill. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Saturday, October 11th
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Bavin Glassworks Annual Thanksgiving Show. Runs October 11th – 13th. Visit bavinglass.com.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Roger Arndt, Denise Lemaster and Brank Marjanovic exhibition at Artym Gallery. Artists will be in attendance 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Show continues until October 17th. Check out artymgallery.com.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Local artists Gabriele Bridgwater, Heather Cuell and Sigrid Sharp will show new work while creating on-site at Effusion Art Gallery. Visit effusionartgallery.com.
11 a.m.: PreSale and luncheon at Pynelogs Kazuri Jewellery Sale at Pynelogs, 12:30 – 3:00pm. Tickets are available at The Trading Post $20.00. Sponsored by the Valley GOGO Sisters in support of African grandmothers.
12 p.m.: Annual Ski Swap, presented by the Windermere Valley Ski Club, at the Invermere Community Hall. Register gear to sell at 9 a.m.
1 – 2:30 p.m.: Laughter Yoga with Louise Bianchi at Defining Yoga Studio, free class, no registration needed, see www.definingyoga.ca for more info.
8:30 p.m.: Live music by John Jenkins at Saftas,1321 7th Ave Downtown Invermere, or call 778-526-2424.
Sunday, October 12th
Turkey Shoot, Mini Sporting Clays at the Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club. For more info, visit lwdrodgun.com or call 250-341-3254.
8:30 p.m.: Open mic jam night at Saftas,1321-7th Ave Downtown Invermere, or call 778-526-2424.
Thursday, October 16th
2 p.m.: Monthly Windermere Valley Museum Meeting.
Invermere Library Hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Radium Hot Springs Library Hours
Tuesday: 6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday to Thursday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Invermere Thrift Store Hours
Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Saturday: 12 – 4 p.m.