Friday, November 4th

Operation Christmas Child is underway! Pick up your shoebox-sized container at David Thompson Secondary School or Kootenay Savings Credit Union and return them to either location no later than Nov. 14th. Boxes will be airlifted overseas and delivered to children in need.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Nov. at the Invermere Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

2 – 8 p.m.: Pre-Christmas Craft and Home-based Business Fair at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere. Table rental $40. Contact Caron Green 250-342-5253. Also Saturday November 5th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2:30 – 4 p.m.: The 22nd annual Harvest Tea at David Thompson Secondary School. Complimentary tea, coffee, delicious food and great conversation. All Seniors welcome. Call Lee at 250-342-9213 ext 4500 to reserve your spot. Hosted by the DTSS Cook Training Class.

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.: Sweet and Sour Chicken Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. $17.50. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.

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, November 5th

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Windermere Valley Ski Club annual Ski and Gear Swap and Sale at Invermere Community Hall. Drop off gear between 9 – 11 a.m. Sale starts at noon. $2 consignment fee per person or $5 for 10 items. Also club registration and concession available.

9:30 a.m.: Headbanger Festival – the Rut not the Run – at the Best Western Plus Prestige Inn in Radium. Also 2 p.m. on Sunday November 6th. Visit events@radiumhotsprings.ca or see ad on Page 4 for details.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The Wilmer Community Club is having a Garage Sale at the newly renovated hall.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Pre-Christmas Craft and Home-based Business Fair at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. Table rental $40. Contact Caron Green 250-342-5253.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Invermere Home Hardware celebrates 23rd Anniversary with Beef on a Bun Event. Bring a gift for the Christmas Bureau to win prizes!

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

6:30 p.m.: 15th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort featuring 50 wineries and over 200 wines to taste. After party at Bears Paw Bar & Grill at 9 p.m. with music from Small Town Dirtbags. Tickets $59. Call 1-800-663-4979 to purchase.

Tuesday, November 8th

12 – 1:30 p.m.: Columbia Basin Trust is hosting a Societies Act Information Session at the Cranbrook Public Library training room.

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

7 p.m.: Trivia Night at Bears Paw Bar & Grill in Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Family-friendly, teams of up to 6, drink specials, $2 entry per person and winning team takes all.

Wednesday, November 9th

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

7 p.m.: The World Wars: Men, Women and Music. Arne Sahlen, piano. Christ Church Trinity small chapel. Admission by donation. From the Wendy Weir Panattoni estate, a rare massing of famous/forgotten music. Stories, song sheets. Space limited; confirm attendance at arnesahlen@hotmail.com, cell/text 250-540-4242.

7 – 9 p.m.: Gals & Gears Brrrrrrrrring it on Winter Driving workshop at Cleanline Automotive. Licenced journey-woman Michelle Rievaj teaches you how to be proactive and prepared in your car this winter. Cost $15. Contact Stephanie Van de Kemp to register and for more info steph@cleanlineautomotive.com.

Thursday, November 10th

Coffee with Council – District of Invermere Residents are invited to meet members of Council to discuss issues of interest at 3 different times and locations for your convenience: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Invermere Bakery; from 10 – 11 a.m. at The Bistro Family Restaurant; or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Circle Cafe in Frater Landing.

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

12 p.m.: Seniors lunch at Invermere Legion. $5 at the door. Reservations required, please call Theresa at 250-688-9663 or email events@invermere.net.

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.

Friday, November 11th

10:30 a.m.: Royal Canadian Legion procession from 13th St. to the cenotaph in downtown Invermere, followed by Remembrance Day ceremony.

10:30 a.m.: Ceremony at Civic Centre followed by wreaths being placed at the cenotaph in Canal Flats.

3:45 p.m.: Remembrance Day Parade in Edgewater followed by Roast Beef Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Adults $15, Children under 6 free.

6 p.m.: Pynelogs Love it Live Concert series presents Amanda Tosoff Words Project. Tickets $25 per show or $60 for 3 shows (6 shows in the entire series).