Friday, December 16th

Invermere Caregivers Support Group monthly meeting on the 3rd Friday of each month. Contact facilitator Leanne Brooks at 250-341-5683 for more information. .

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: LEGO Club at Invermere Public Library. All ages welcome (under 8 accompanied by an adult please). Weekly building challenges will be awaiting you! Activity is free.

6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 17th

10 a.m.: Christmas Crafts and Storytime for pre-schoolers at the Radium Library.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Photos with Santa at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (FHSR).

10 a.m.: Lego for all ages at the Radium Library every Saturday.

11 a.m.: Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library with stories, songs, and crafts. Every Saturday except December 24th.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Canal Flats Christmas Fair at the Civic Centre with vendors, visits with Santa, face painting, gingerbread contest, free hot dogs and more. For information call 250-349-5447.

12 p.m.: Elinor Florence will greet old and new friends, and sign copies of her bestselling Canadian novel, Birds Eye View at Ambiente Home Design on 7th Avenue.

6:30 p.m.: Meat Draw and 50/50 at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. Every Saturday.

7 – 10 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Fresh Film Nights – newly released films or crowd favorites every Saturday.

Sunday, December 18th

9 a.m.: Lessons & Carols at All Saints Church in Edgewater.

10:30 a.m.: Lessons & Carols at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere.

7 p.m.: Blue Christmas Service at Christ Church Trinity. A special service for those whove lost loved ones, pets or are dealing with difficult circumstances, with a lighting of candles for remembrance. For more information, call 250-342-6644 or email [email protected].

Monday, December 19th

10 a.m.: Senior Singalong Group meets every Monday at Garden Village.

1 – 3 p.m.: Brain Injury Support Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at Columbia Garden Village. Contact Debbie for more info 250-344-5674.

7 p.m.: Christmas Bingo at Canal Flats Civic Centre, doors open at 5:30 p.m. $250 and $500 game prizes plus door prizes. For information call 250-349-5447.

Tuesday, December 20th

2 – 4 p.m.: Crafternoons at the Invermere Public Library. Drop-in between 2 – 4 p.m. to create some festive crafts from Tuesday December 20th to Friday December 23rd. Complexity of crafts are suitable for school-aged children, but everyone is welcome! Younger children to be accompanied by an adult please. Crafts are free.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Options for Sexual Health is operating a drop in clinic in the Public Health Unit next to the Invermere Hospital the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Call 250-342-2360 for more information.

Wednesday, December 21st

8 a.m.: Radium Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary meets for breakfast the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from November thru March at Higher Ground Cafe.

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

2 p.m.: Genealogy Group at Columbia Gardens Coffee Room. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, December 22nd

10:30 a.m.: Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Library with stories, songs, and crafts. Every Thursday. 1 p.m.: Play Cribbage at Invermere Seniors Hall every Thursday.

2 p.m.: Seniors Tea at the Invermere Library the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Tea and a light snack is provided over friendly conversation. If you would like to attend but do not have transportation, please contact the library at 250-342-6416.

4- 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Chef-It-Up. Every Thursday. Call 250-342-3033 for more info.

5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. Enjoy four B.C. wines with the in-house Sommelier. $15 per person or $25 for two.

6:30 p.m.: Texas Hold Em Tournament at the Invermere Legion every Thursday. $35 buy in.

Friday, December 23rd

5 – 9 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Holiday Party with karaoke, games, white elephant gift exchange (bring something cool thats 2nd hand, wrap it up!).

Saturday, December 24th

5:30 – 7 p.m.: Torchlight Parade at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with fireworks at 6 p.m. plus special guest appearance by a very-busy Santa.

6 p.m.: Christmas Eve Service at Christ Church Trinity.

8 p.m.: Christmas Eve Service, All Saints Church in Edgewater.

8 p.m.: Annual Christmas Eve fireworks at Conrad Kain Park in Wilmer. Bonfires and free hot chocolate.

10 p.m.: Christmas Eve Service at St. Peters Church in Windermere.

Sunday, December 25th

Swim free all day with a Food Bank Donation at FHSR Public Natural Mineral Hot Springs.

10:30 a.m.: Christmas Day Service at Christ Church Trinity.

Saturday, December 31st

3 p.m.: Radium Hot Springs New Years Eve festivities at the skating rink on Stanley St. with fireworks display at The Springs driving range at 6:30 p.m. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, chili and birthday cake. Donations to fire department gratefully accepted.

7 – 9 p.m.: FHSRs New Years Eve Tropical Pool Party at the Natural Mineral Hot Springs; fun for all ages.

9 p.m.: New Years Eve Party at Bears Paw Bar & Grill in FHSR. Free champagne at midnight.

10 p.m.:Fireworks at the Historic Bath House in FHSR.

Invermere Library Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Story Time: Thurs. 10:30 a.m. Sat. 11 a.m.

Radium Hot Springs Library Hours

Tuesday: 6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 1 – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Closed December 18th until January 3rd.

Windermere Valley Museum Hours

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Invermere Thrift Store Hours

Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Closed December 18th to January 11th.

No donations accepted Dec. 23rd to January 2nd.

Radium Thrift Store Hours

Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 12 – 4 p.m