Friday, September 30th

Orange Shirt Day: All residents are encouraged to wear orange shirts to commemorate the injustices that resulted from the residential school program and as a symbol for anti-racism and anti-bullying initiatives.

10 a.m.: Project Playtime presents The Great Tickle Trunk Adventure Theatre Show at Invermere Community Hall. Second show at 11 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Getting to Know Your iPad/iPhone – 7 weekly workshops run until Nov. 25th at the CBAL classroom in Invermere. Contact Leanne Brooks at 250-341-5683 or lbrooks@cbal.org to register; max. 10 participants.

12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.

6 p.m.: The Inferiors rock out at DTSS. After performing a free afternoon show for students, the band plays an evening show which is open to the public. $5 admission at the door.

Saturday, October 1st

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Oktoberfest in downtown Invermere. Family celebration includes 5 km run, live music, bratwursts and more. Contact Theresa at 260-688-9663.

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Breastfeeding Challenge at the Invermere Public Library to celebrate breastfeeding week October 1st to 7th. Official latch-on at 11 a.m., goodie bags and amazing door prizes thanks to local businesses. Event coordinated by Interior Health representatives and Breastfeeding Mamas! facilitators in conjunction with Over The Rainbow Family Services.

11 a.m.: Project Playtime presents Preschool Storytime at Invermere Public Library.

3 – 5 p.m.: Journalling Nature Walk with award winning author Briony Penn. Meet at Wilmer Community Hall and carpool to Lake Enid. Hosted by Wildsight, participation by donation. Visit www.wildsight.ca/invermere.

7 – 11 p.m.: Dandelions CD Release Party at the CPR Lodge. Event is free with a cash bar and barbeque.

8 – 11 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Movie & Popcorn Nights. Every Saturday. Come by for some spooky favourites in October.

Sunday, October 2nd

10:30 a.m.: Marie Ens, founder of Songkua, an organization dedicated to assisting the victims of the Cambodian AIDS epidemic, will be speaking at the Lake Windermere Alliance Church.

Monday, October 3rd

8:30 – 9 a.m.: Information session regarding the COTR Mountain Hospitality Program that runs October 31st to December 9th. Held at the Invermere campus. Call 250-342-3210 for details.

8:30 p.m.: Glow in the Dark Ultimate frisbee at JA Laird Sports Field. Free drop-in, no experience necessary. Bring glow sticks if you got em. Contact invermereultimate@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 4th

4:30 – 5 p.m.: Information session regarding the COTR Mountain Hospitality Program that runs October 31st to December 9th. Held at the Invermere campus. Call 250-342-3210 for details.

Windermere Valley Museum winter hours begin. Open on Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m.

7 – 9 p.m.: Last chance to visit the Lake Windermere Museum summer display. Come and share the history of the 1960s. Only the main building and archives will be open. Visit windermerevalleymuseum.ca.

Wednesday, October 5th

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

Thursday, October 6th

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Anyone in Grade 5-7 who would like to help make the Invermere Public Library a great place for youth is welcome to join the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Monthly meeting includes a snack, chat and activity.

4:30 – 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Chef-It-Up. Every Thursday. Learn to make delicious food on a budget. 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. Everyone welcome. $15 per person or $25 for two.

Friday, October 7th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose is back! Friday mornings in Oct. and Nov. at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy songs, rhymes, snacks, and socializing. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

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.

8 p.m.: Brooklyn duo TARANA performs at Rolf the Woodcarvers digs in Radium. Tickets are $15 and available at the Circle Cafe, Pips Country Store and Higher Ground Coffee.

Saturday, October 8th

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Artym Gallery Eduard Gurevich, Sabina and Aleksandra Savina exhibition. Show continues until October 14th.

9 p.m. – October 9th 10 a.m.: Summit Youth Centre World Homeless Awareness Event. Sleepover & Pancake Breakfast. Collect pledges to participate and raise money for the United Way East Kootenay.