Friday, July 22nd

Invermere Ballfest, Slo-Pitch fundraising event at Invermere Crossroads organized by Invermere Lions Club. This years proceeds going to the Westside Legacy Trail. Visit ballfest.ca for details. Runs until July 24th.

Horizon Unlimited Mountain Madness. Invermeres first time hosting this off-road, competitive, motorcycle navigation challenge for teams of 2-4 bikes. Visit horizonsunlimited.com/humm/humm-info. Runs until July 24th.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 6-12, runs July 1st through August 27th on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Redstreak Campground Theatre. Cost $5 per child. Parents call 250-347-6525 to register. Drop-ins are also welcome!

11 a.m.: Pop-up Story Time every Friday in July and August around the valley. For exact locations visit invermere.bclibrary.ca or call 250-342-6416.

12 – 8 p.m.: Second Annual Art Walk. Stroll through seven Invermere Art Galleries and Studios every Friday from July 1st until September 2nd.

4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre every Friday in July and August. Market from 4 – 9 p.m., Music from 7 – 9 p.m. Visit radiumhotsprings.com for details.

5 p.m. – 1 a.m.: 18th Annual Bull Riding in the Rockies. World professional bull riders followed by a family dance. See page 14 for details and ticket pricing.

5 – 8 p.m.: Mixed media artist David Zimmerman at Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio showcasing his artwork. Also Saturday July 23rd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5 – 9 p.m.: Registration for 2nd Annual Toby Creek Kayak Race and Whitewater Festival at the Panorama Adventure Center. Races run Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th. For details contact Mike Holroyd at mholroydcoach@gmail.com, 403-282-3374 or visit https://www.aquabaticscalgary.com/newblog/Toby_Creek_race_2016.

6:30 p.m.: Pork Loin Dinner at the Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. Reservations Recommended. Please call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.

Saturday, July 23rd

2nd Annual Toby Creek Kayak Race and Whitewater Festival – Racers Meeting at 9 a.m., Intermediate Race at 10 a.m., Expert Race at 12:30 p.m. and Elite Race at 3:30 p.m. Dinner with prizes and music at 6 p.m.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Valley Appreciation Day in downtown Invermere. Free pancake breakfast, live music, Gagne Logging Show, SYC Jail n Bail, childrens activities, outdoor market. Details on page 14.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers & Artists Market in downtown Invermere. Saturdays until Sept. 10th.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Legion Market – Crafts, Baking, Home Based Businesses. BBQ with breakfast sandwiches, brats, burgers, more. Outside Branch 71.

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Food Bank Barbecue at Invermere Home Hardware.

Sunday, July 24th

2nd Annual Toby Creek Kayak Race and Whitewater Festival Final Day – Racers Meeting at 9 a.m., Raft Race at 10 a.m., Intermediate Boater at 12 p.m., Advanced Boater at 2 p.m. and Elite Boater at 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.: Windermere Valley Saddle Club Fun Day. Three Events, $5 entry fee per event. Prizes, pony rides, How to Lunge. Call Amber at 250-347-9933.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Fairmont Market at Fairmont Hot Springs. Every Sunday from July 10th to August 14th.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: The 3rd Annual Summer Fair hosted by the Windermere District Farmers Institute at Agripark, south of Invermere Crossroads.

5 p.m.: Pioneer Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 199 in Edgewater honoring local pioneers. Cocktails at 5 p.m., Roast Beef dinner at 6 p.m. Adults $16, 6-12 years $14, under 6 is free.

7 p.m.: California musician Madeline Tasquin returns to Strands Restaurant. $5 cover.

Monday, July 25th

Columbia Valley Hockey School with NHL guest instructors. General Camps for ages 9-11 and 12-14. High Performance Camp for ages 15-19. Visit www.columbivalleyhockeyschool.com. Camp runs till July 29th.

Dusk: Movies in the Mountains at Pothole Park, downtown Invermere. Every Monday in July and August.

Tuesday, July 26th

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Windermere Valley Museums Childrens Program for six to 10 years old. Tuesdays till August 23rd. Visit windermerevalleymuseum.ca.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pynelogs Art Show featuring Carney Oudendag, Heather Van Riesen, Cajsa Fredin, Catherine Tumason, Will Green and Kimberly Olson. Show continues until August 7th.

Wednesday, July 27th

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

7:30 p.m.: El Grupo Cubano graces the Invermere Community Hall with their award-winning music. Tickets $20 available at Inspire Floral Boutique.

10 p.m.: Eagle Ranch Theatre Under the Stars featuring The Jungle Book. Reserve dinner prior to the movie by calling 877-877-3889. Visit www.eagleranchresort.com. Also August 10th and 24th.

Thursday, July 28th

1 – 4 p.m.: Summer Reading Club at Invermere Library every Thursday to August 25th. Grades 1 to 5.

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

7 – 9 p.m.: Artist Party featuring Carney Oudendag, Heather Van Riesen, Cajsa Fredin, Catherine Tumason, Will Green & Kimberly Olson at Pynelogs Art Gallery. Show continues until August 7th.