Friday, January 8th

1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere seniors hall, $2. Everyone welcome.

9 p.m.: Bears Paw Bar & Grill at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Join us for live music by Smokin Ray & The Detectors. Blues, Rs n B and more.

Saturday, January 9th

9 a.m.: 2nd Annual Dragon Tail Loppet, 9km Nordic Loppet from the Panorama Nordic Centre. Registration at 9 a.m. and race at 11 a.m. Open to all ages and abilities. No separation of classic or skate disciplines. Start and finish at the Panorama Nordic Centre. Email nordic.centre@panoramaresort.com or call 250-341-4106 for more information.

7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies vs. Creston Valley Thundercats at Eddie Mountain Arena.

9 p.m.: Bears Paw Bar & Grill at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Join us for live music by Smokin Ray & The Detectors. Blues, Rs n B and more.

Tuesday, January 12th

6:30 p.m.: Westside Legacy Trail Open House at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Pine Room. Come and experience what the WLT is, how it will impact the valley, and show your support. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

7 p.m.: Cinefest film series featuring the film Ill see you in my Dreams. Tickets $12 at the door.

Wednesday, January 13th

7 – 9 p.m.: Draft Toby Benches Official Community Plan Open House. Held at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. RDEK staff will do a brief presentation at 7:30 pm. Residents are encouraged to attend the open house to review the draft and provide feedback. The public comment period runs until February 1st.

Thursday, January 14th

CVCC 6th Annual Local Government Update.

Friday, January 15th

7 p.m.: January 15 and 16, The Banana Peel: An evening of one act comedy plays presented by DTSS Senior Theatre class. Tickets available at the Blue Dog Caf or DTSS at $8 for adults, $3 for students. Delicious desserts prepared by the Chef Training class will also be available at intermission for $5.

9 p.m.: Bears Paw & Grill at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Join us for live music by Swillbillies with blues, folk and pub-style tunes.

Saturday, January 16th

Snow Golf at Kinsmen Beach. Get your tickets now, call 250-342-5557.

9 a.m.: Locals Day at Fairmont Ski Hill. Ski all day for just $2, plus $2 tubing. 12 – 4 p.m. BBQ. Fun games on the hIll. Valid for residents from brisco to Canal Flats (ID with proof of local address required)

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: CV Community Centre Shred-A-Thon. Panorama, Mile One Chair. Registration at 7:30 a.m. on the Great Hall deck. Minimum pledge of $80 per person or $300 for a team of 4. Cost includes a lift ticket for the Mile One Express Chairlift, a $10 meal voucher, prizes and day-long entertainment. A fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Community Centre.

Tuesday, January 19th

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.

7:30 p.m.: Florian Hoefiner Group at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Tickets are $20, $10 for students and are available at Tiffanys Thredz and at Pynelogs. Call 250-342-4423 for more information.

8 p.m.: Columbia Lodge No. 38 meets every 3rd Tuesday at 8 p.m. Sept through June. 1301 7th Ave, second floor above Lambert Kipp.

Wednesday, January 20th

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

3:30 – 5 p.m.: Hospice Suicide Grief Support Group at Smoking Waters Coffee Shop in Fairmont. Weekly meetings begin on January 20th (no meeting on February 24th).

Thursday, January 21st

5:30 – 7 p.m.: Hospice Bereavement Support Group at Hospice Society office, Frater Landing, Invermere. Weekly meetings begin on January 21st (no meeting on February 25th).

Friday, January 22nd

January 22nd – 24th: Lake Spiel. For more information, contact the Invermere Curling Centre by calling 250-342-3315, emailing invermerecurling@shaw.ca, visiting www.curlinginvermere.ca or going to Invermere & District Curling Centre on Facebook.

4 – 8 p.m.: SnowFlake Festival & Taste of the Valley. Live music, fire pits, ice skating. Taste of the Valley at 6 p.m., Fireworks at 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 23rd

12 p.m.: Winter Loop the Lake. $35 for adults, $25 for children. A westside Legacy Trail fundraiser. Contact ae.events@outlook.com.

Sunday, January 24th

6 p.m.: The Raven & The Fox are doing a quick Columbia Valley tour. Will be playing at Saftas in Invermere. Find them on Facebook at The Raven & The Fox.