Friday, April 22nd

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Celebrate Earth Day at the Groundswell Network Societys community greenhouse Interactive open house, adjacent to DTSS.

2 – 8 p.m.: Craft and Home Based Business Fair at Christ Church Trinity.

5 – 7 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) YCC Challenges program.

6:30 p.m.: Turkey Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. $17.50. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.

6:30 p.m.: Kick Up Your Boots DTSS athletic dept fundraiser. Silent auction, door prizes, refreshments and snacks. Music by The Flatliners and Valley Forged. Tickets $10 adults, $7 students, or $25 family pass.

6:30 p.m.: The Polyjesters grace the stage at Strands Old House Restaurant. $6 cover charge.

7 p.m.: Art Show at Pynelogs featuring: Vic Panei, Elizabeth Segstro, Darlene Purnell & Janis Dyck & Colin Bell. Show continues until May 1st.

Saturday, April 23rd

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Cycling Society annual bike and gear swap at Invermere Community Hall. Bring gear in from 9-11 am, sale is from 11:30 am-1 pm. Unsold gear and money pick up at 1pm. Toonie charge to bring gear in. Fundraiser to help build and maintain trails.

10 – 11 a.m.: Free breakfast at Christ Church Trinity. Please bring Food Bank donation.

10 a.m.: Valley Pride/Pitch In. Help clean up the Columbia Valley. Check with local community organizers for details and meeting places.

2 p.m.: Columbia Garden Village. Invermeres Elinor Florence, author of the wartime novel Birds Eye View, presents a slideshow of vintage wartime photos and talks about Canadian women in uniform. Free, open to the public, coffee served.

2 – 8 p.m.: Craft and Home Based Business Fair at Christ Church Trinity.

7 p.m.: Its All About the Word, Poetry Reading and book signing with Richard Therrien and unplugged live music with Bruce Childs at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Admission by donation at the door. Supported by CV Arts and the Invermere Public Library.

10 p.m.: Burlesque show at the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery in Radium. Music provided by DJ Blair Van Reisen. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Sunday, April 24th

12 p.m.: The Windermere Valley Youth Centre hosts a celebrity luncheon for Shuswap Indian Band chief Barb Cote in the Quartz Grand Hall at Copper Point Resort.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Wellness Retreat. Three-days (April 24-27) of refreshing and relaxing sessions, wholesome meals, and unlimited access to hot springs pool. Local rate available. Call 1-800-663-4979 for details.

Monday, April 25th

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Grade 5 students and J.A. Laird Elementary School will be selling handmade canvas paintings from the Art by Kids program in a silent auction. Bids can be placed in the main foyer of the school. Supporting the Building Beginning Microcredit Loan program. Runs April 25th thru April 28th.

Join SYC for Employment Readiness Training or Skills for Life! Program. Must pre register.

5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.

6:50 p.m.: Ladies Night Out Heart Clutter with guest speaker Marnie Rilling. Lake Windermere Alliance Church. Tickets $15 at Inspire Floral Boutique downtown Invermere or call Eileen 250-270-1275.

Tuesday, April 26th

4 -6 p.m.: SYC Cooking night. Join us for Free Food and nutritional education.

7 p.m.: Cinefest at Pynelogs presents Grandma. Tickets $12 at the door.

7 p.m.: The Columbia Valley Community Foundation AGM at the Lions Hall. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, April 27th

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

5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.

7 p.m.: Monthly General Meeting at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. Coffee/tea and dessert provided.

Thursday, April 28th

4 – 8 p.m.: SYC open gym. Everyone welcome.

5 – 6 p.m.: Wine Tasting, every Thursday night in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Lobby. $15 or two for $25. Join the In-house Sommelier for an informative and relaxing tasting of four BC wines.

6 p.m.: The Hoodoo Grill hosts Ladies Night featuring home-based business vendors, tapas and wine. Live music with Smokin Ray and the Detectors at 9 p.m.

7 p.m.: The Truth About Cancer Series, #6 NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing & Going inside a German Cancer Clinic. DTSS Theatre. Admission by optional donation.

9 p.m.: Smokin Ray and the Detectors host a live open jam at the Hoodoo Grill in Fairmont. No cover. All musicians and music lovers welcome!

Friday, April 29th

12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.

6:30 p.m.: Roast Beef Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. $17.50. Reservations Recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.

Saturday, April 30th

6 p.m.: The Hospice Society 4th Annual Butterfly Gala at the Radium Course Banquet Hall. Tickets are $50 and available at the Circle Cafe, Sobeys, Meet on Higher Ground in Radium, Smoking Waters CC in Fairmont and the Village office in Canal Flats.

8 p.m.: Killer Rollbots 5th Birthday Party and season kick off at the Station Pub. Live music with the Chick Magnets, door prizes, 50/50 tickets and raffle and roller girls on skates! Entry by donation.