Friday, September 26th
12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
6 – 11 p.m.: Rockband night at the Summit Youth Centre.
Saturday, September 27th
10 a.m.: 7th annual Headbanger Trail Challenge in Radium Hot Springs. Part of the Trail Races East Kootenay (TREK) series. 12 km race ($55) and 3 km family-friendly walk/run ($30). Post-race BBQ and awards. Registration online until September 26th: headbangertrailchallenge.ca.
3 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School, every Saturday and Sunday.
7 p.m.: Pool Tournament at the Summit Youth Centre.
Monday, September 29th
7 p.m.: RDEK Electoral Area F & G Public Hearing – Medical Marihuana, at the Windermere Community Hall. For more information, contact Michele Bates at 250-489-0311, or visit rdek.bc.ca.
Wednesday, October 1st
11:45 a.m.: The Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Wednesday at the Curling Rink.
Thursday, October 2nd
12 – 1 p.m.: Ask a Librarian / Drop-in tech support at the Invermere Public Library. Every Thursday. For more info, go to invermere.bclibrary.ca.
5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting with Erin in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. Sample four B.C. wines for $10/person. Ages 19+, registration not required.
Friday, October 3rd
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.
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.
Saturday, October 4th
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.
Monday, October 6th
7 p.m.: Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radium Thrift Store Hours
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 12 – 4 p.m.
For info call: 250-342-6633
Windermere Valley Museum Hours
Goes to winter hours: Tuesdays, 12 – 4 p.m.