Friday, December 2nd

4 p.m.: Elinor Florence will greet old and new friends, and sign copies of her bestselling Canadian novel, Birds Eye View at the Invermere Community Hall.

4 – 8 p.m.: The 23rd Big Christmas Community Craft Sale at Invermere Community Hall. Also Saturday December 3rd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 – 8 p.m.: The Valley GoGo Sisters will be selling home baked goodies, African beads, suet bird feeders, sock monkeys and more at the BIG Christmas Craft Sale with all proceeds going directly to the Stephen Lewis African Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

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

6:30 p.m.: Crazy Soles and Nipika Mountain Resort Kick off the Global Fat Bike Festival with Fat Biking 101 at Crazy Soles store with drinks and appies. RSVP to Crazy Soles 250-342-2074 or crazysoles@telus.net.

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, December 3rd

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

10 a.m. – noon: Photos with Santa at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Also on December 10th and 17th.

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

1 p.m.: Celebrate Global Fat Bike Day with a Fat Bike Festival at Nipika Mountain Resort. Includes group ride on the brand new fat bike trail system, bike games and potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Visit Nipika Mountain Resort facebook page for details.

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

7:30 p.m.: Shufflin the Blues CD Release Show featuring Jon Burden & Holly Hyatt at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Tickets $15 at the door. Visit www.hollyandjon.com and contact the Columbia Valley Arts Council at 250-342-4423 for more information.

Sunday, December 4th

12 – 7 p.m.: 13th Annual Feed the Town Event at Copper Point Golf Clubhouse. A free Christmas feast to everyone in the Columbia Valley. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the CV Food Bank.

1 – 3 p.m.: Smoking Waters Coffee Co. in Fairmont invites you to share a hot chocolate with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying an old fashioned sing-along with Valley Forged. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the CV Food Bank.

Monday, December 5th

7 p.m.: Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

7 p.m.: The Columbia Valley Food Corridor Association is holding its AGM at the RDEK CV Office located at 4956 Athalmer Road. Lin Egan and Eden Yesh will be presenting. For more information call 250-341-1491.

Tuesday, December 6th

5 – 6 p.m.: National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women, candle lighting commemoration at Womens Centre, Lower Level Frater Landing. Refreshments and cake will be served.

6:30 to 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 the month. Call 250-342-2360 for more information.

6:30 p.m.: Cinefest at Pynelogs Independent Film Series presents Koneline: Our Land Beautiful. Tickets at the door. Film at 7 p.m. Cash bar and light refreshments. Call 250-342-4423 for details.

7 p.m.: Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society is holding their AGM at the Kanata Hotel. Contact sledradium@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, December 7th

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

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

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: The Village of Radium Hot Springs is hosting a Public Open House at the Community Hall. The new Community Hall design can be viewed with the design team and village staff on hand. All are welcome.

7 p.m.: The Christmas Silent Auction at the Invermere Library closes! Dont miss this opportunity to place your final bids on more than 100 beautiful, creative, useful and unique items. The auction is sponsored by Friends of the Library and all funds raised support Library programs.

Thursday, December 8th

10:30 a.m.: Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Library with stories, songs, and crafts. Every Thursday.

2 p.m.: Seniors Tea at the Invermere Library the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. If you need transportation, contact the library at 250-342-6416.

4:30 – 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.

7 p.m.: Enjoy the DTSS Bands in Concert including Band 9, Band 8, Sr. Concert Band and Sr. Stage Band. Silver collection at the door.