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@example.com.
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