Friday, April 28th

Go online and register for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival running May 8th to 14th. Register 24/7 at www.wingsovertherockies.org.

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

6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

7 – 9 p.m.: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort hosts an exhibit of artwork by Paula Cravens with a wine and cheese meet and greet.

The legendary cover band BC/CD play at Shakmans. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at Shakmans, Syndicate Board Shop and Fire Vixen Emporium or $20 at the door.

Saturday, April 29th

1st Annual Canal Flats RV and Campground Outdoor Chili Cook-off and Lawnmower Races. Free, all ages event. Chili cook-off registration from 12 – 1 p.m., 3 hour cooking starts @ 1:15 p.m. sharp, fire pit provided. Chili Rules: no electrical devices allowed. Lawnmower Race registration from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Races begin at 4 p.m. sharp. Race Rules: no engine size limit, on a mower chassis, blade must be removed.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Paula Cravens, founding member of the Headwater Arts Society, hosts a two-day artists workshop at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. $180 registration fee includes paint and supplies, lunch, refreshments and snacks. Contact Leslie Cartwright to register at cartwrightleslie@gmail.com or 250-349-5305.

1 p.m.: Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is holding an Advanced Care Planning information session at the Invermere Legion Hall.

5 p.m.: 5 p.m. – The annual Hospice Society Butterfly Gala will be held at the Radium Course Banquet Hall. Tickets $50 with tables reserved for groups of 8. Tickets available at the Big Horn Cafe, Purple Cow Gifts, Sobeys and the Circle Cafe. For more information contact Rebecca at 1-905-912-1393.

7 p.m.: Invermere Hip To Be Square Old-Time Barn Dance at the Lions Hall at the Crossroads. An evening of foot-stomping fun and live music with the Kootenay Stringbenders; no experience needed as caller Leslie Gotfrit will teach and call all dances. Tickets $20 at Arrowhead Brewery, Circle Cafe and online at HipToBeSquare.BrownPaperTickets.com. Snacks for sale by Slow Food Columbia Valley and Arrowhead brew on tap.

7:30 p.m.: DTSS 34th Annual Big Band Dance at the Invermere Community Hall. Tickets $25 at Lambert Kipp Pharmacy, Majestic U-Brew, any Senior Stage Band Student or call 250-342-9123 ext. 136. Dinner catered by Randy MacSteven.

Sunday, April 30th

Last day to submit applications for the Columbia Valley Community Foundation student awards.

11:30 a.m. – close: Give Back Sunday at Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery in Radium, 15% of todays net food sales will be donated to the Global Animal Lovers Society (GALS).

6 p.m.: Columbia Valley Centre Movie Night fundraiser featuring The Caravan Film at the Invermere Community Hall. Tickets $20 at Best Western Invermere or online at www.ColumbiaValleyCentre.ca. Doors open 6 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Unfortunately the Friesian horses will not be on site.

Monday, May 1st

7 p.m.: Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

Tuesday, May 2nd

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Wings Over the Rockies Art Show at Pynelogs featuring Lil Peeps until May 14th.

4 – 6 p.m.: Locals Open House at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resorts Natural Springs Spa. Get to know the spa, be entered to win prizes, enjoy a cupping therapy demonstration plus wine and cheese reception.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Options for Sexual Health is operating a drop in clinic in the Public Health Unit next to the Invermere Hospital the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Call 250-342-2360 for more information.

Wednesday, May 3rd

8 a.m.: Radium Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary meets for breakfast every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from April thru October at The Springs golf course. Breakfast $10.

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

7 p.m.: Wilmer Waterworks Improvement District is holding their AGM at the Wilmer Community Hall.

7 p.m.: Columbia Valley Hut Society is holding their AGM at the CPR Lodge. Refreshments and snacks following the meeting.

Thursday, May 4th

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 or visit their Facebook page.

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/person or $25 for two.

Friday, May 5th

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 Oct to June.

7:30 p.m.: Songs of the Land Valley Voices Spring Concert at Christ Church Trinity. Tickets $10/adults, $5/children available at Big Horn Cafe in Radium, Purple Cow Gift Shop in Fairmont and Inspire Floral in Invermere. Also Saturday May 6th.

Saturday, May 6th

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: The 3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair with over a dozen groups participating is being held at the Windermere Fire Hall. Everyone welcome!

5 p.m.: Main Street Fun and Games and the District of Invermere are hosting an evening of witchcraft and wizardry at the Great Hall in Hogwarts (Invermere Community Hall). Everyone is welcome to enjoy an evening dedicated to Harry Potter. Tickets include a meal catered by Edible Cafe and are $25 per person. Tickets are available online at www.invermereevents.com or at Main Street Fun and Games.

6 8 p.m.: 3rd Annual Pooch Plunge: a doggy pool party at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort to raise money for GALS and ICAN. Entry $10 per dog. BBQ, prizes, treats and each pup gets a free bandana.