Friday, September 6th

12 – 8 p.m.: Second Annual Art Walk. Stroll through seven Invermere Art Galleries and Studios. This is the last one of the season!

7 p.m.: Columbia Valley Car Club meeting at Rocky River Grill breakfast room. All car enthusiasts welcome! For more info, call Vicki at 250-342-1257.

7 – 10 p.m.: John Cronin plays at Strands Restaurant.

8 – 10 p.m.: Columbia Valley Twirlers Square Dance Club hosts a Mainstream Square Dance Weekend at the Community Hall in Radium. Guest callers are Rick & Kathy Utter from Moyie Springs, Idaho. Saturday night dance is from 7:30 10 p.m. For more info call Albert at 250-347-6573.

Saturday, September 10th

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers & Artists Market in downtown Invermere. Last one of the season!

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Branch 71 Legion Market – Crafts, Baking, Home Based Businesses, BBQ and more.

9 a.m.: Adventure Paddle School is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) race for adults and one for kids 10-17 years of age. To register visit www.AdventurePaddleSchool.com. Must be a confident swimmer.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Christ Church Trinity is holding a Garage Sale in support of their outreach efforts for a ministry in Nicaragua. 110-7th Ave, Invermere.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies hockey team will be hosting a barbecue at Home Hardwares Tailgate Party and Homemade Market. Kidz Korner, mini golf, music, local vendors and more.

10:30 a.m.: Festivities begin for the annual Columbia Salmon Festival with a canoe brigade paddling from James Chabot Provincial Park to Kinsmen Beach. Featuring Magician Jeremy Coyote, musical acts, traditional storytelling and dancing.

4:30 p.m.: Everyone is invited to a free salmon feast and pow-wow at the large white tent on Capilo Way. Hosted by the Shuswap First Nation.

7 p.m.: Games and activities precede the Outdoor Movie Night at Radium Hot Springs Legends Field with the movie Finding Dory beginning at 8:30 p.m. Bring a donation of a non-perishable food item along with a chair or blanket and warm clothing. Sponsored by Kootenay Savings Credit Union.

Dusk: We Light a Candle event at Pothole Park – purchase a luminary prior to the event at Do Nothing Floatation Centre to commemorate a loved one and participate in the ceremony. Contact the store for details.

Sunday, September 11th

5 p.m.: European Dinner at Branch 199 Legion in Edgewater. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $18/person. Advance tickets at Pips Country Store, Mountainside Market in Radium, Green Andruschuk in Invermere or call 250-347-9768 or 250-347-0044.

Monday, September 12th

6 – 7:30 p.m.: The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is running a 10-week bereavement support group every Monday from Sept. 12th to Nov. 14th at their office in Frater Landing. Call 250-688-1143 to register.

Tuesday, September 13th

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is hosting a series of meetings at the Radium Community Hall regarding the new hall to be completed by 2017. The Wood Manufacturers Stakeholder meeting will be held in the morning, Design Charette from 1 to 4 p.m., and a Public Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

5:45 p.m.: Toonie Tuesday running and biking event along the Johnson Trail at Lake Lillian. Registration from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.; cost $2; event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14th

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Artym Gallery Plein Air exhibition with works by Cameron Bird, Andrew Kiss, Denise Lemaster, Neil Patterson and Susan Woolgar. Show lasts till September 30th.

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

Thursday, September 15th

Last day for competitors to drop off scarecrows at the Windermere Community Hall to be displayed throughout the fairgrounds during Sundays Fall Fair.

9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.: The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council invite you to join them on their 2016 Field Tour. 10 – 10:45 a.m. arrive at Columbia Lake Viewpoint where Columbia Valley residents can join the tour. Contact Jessie Paloposki Education Coordinator, EKISC at 250-802-2585, Jessie@ekisc.com.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: NAPA hosts a Customer Appreciation Day. Barbeque, door prizes and lots of fun!

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Wild Ideas at Circle Cafe, hosted by Wildsight. Septembers discussion topic is The State of Our Lake, with Megan Peloso from Lake Windermere Ambassadors. Visit www.wildsight.ca/wildideasinvermere.

6:30 p.m.: Michael Bryant, former Ontario Attorney General, will be presenting 28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy and Hope at Copper Point Resort. Sponsored by the Shuswap Indian Band. For free tickets contact Ms. Floesser at 250-341-3678.

Friday, September 16th

4 – 8 p.m.: Rockin on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre. Market from 4 – 8 p.m., Music featuring Marty & Friends, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

6:30 – 10 p.m.: Registration for the Columbia Valley Classics Car Show, Radium Seniors Hall. $25 fee. Friday registration encouraged to promote speedier entry Saturday morning. Visit radiumcarshow.com or radiumhotsprings.com.