Friday, June 16th

Attention Local Service Organizations: Be part of the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts on July 1st at Kinsmen Beach. Set up your stall/station and promote your organization at this family friendly event. Call CV Arts to book your space at 250-342-4423.

4 – 7 p.m.: Fairmont Hot Springs Resorts (FHSR)Long Drive Competition at Fairmont Airport. How far can you drive the ball down the 6000 runway? $15 for 3 balls ($10 for 12 & under). Followed by dinner at Mountainside Grille $10, participants receive 2-for-1.

7 p.m.: Kick off to Beer Festival held at Base Camp at FHSR. Enjoy Beer, BBQ and Music.

7 p.m.: Strands Old House Restaurant welcomes roots musicians Danny McCann and Charlie Hase. For reservations call 250-342-6344.

7 – 10 p.m.: Local Live Music at Elements at Copper Point Resort every Friday & Saturday. Call for reservations 250-341-4002. This weekend features the Dandelions on Friday and Mike Smith on Saturday.

Saturday, June 17th

7th Annual Branch Out Bike Tour. A 100 km or 80 km charity ride starting at Panorama Mountain Resort. Visit branchoutfoundation.com for details.

A&Ws 20th anniversary all day! Anniversary specials with 20% of sales to support the Westside Legacy Trail. Also, enter to win a gift certificate from Columbia Cycle and Ski valued at $2020.20!

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Farmers and Artists Market in downtown Invermere, every Saturday in the summer.

11 a.m.: Fathers Day Pre-School Story Time. Bring your favourite male role model to the Invermere Public Librarys story time. Call 250-342-6416 for more info.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Ursus and Us: Bear Awareness Day is being held at Pothole Park. Hosted by the District of Invermere and Wildsight. No charge, everyone welcome. Call 250-341-6898 for more information.

4 – 8 p.m.: East Kootenay 6th Annual Beer Festival at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Enjoy music by Fraid Knot during the main tasting event and Small Town Dirtbags at the after party. Tickets are $59 plus tax. Visit Fairmont Hot Springs.com for details.

Sunday, June 18th

9 a.m.: Aboriginal Day celebration at Lakeshore Resort and Campground hosted by Akisqnuk First Nation. Pancake breakfast 9 – 10:30 a.m. at Legacy Hall, Grand entry at 11 a.m., frybread taco cook-off, dancing, drumming, games and more. Special performance by mind-master Kiit Kiitokii from the Piikani Nation, AB at 2 p.m. Closing ceremony at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20th

Toonie Tuesdays continues! Created by Crazy Soles with this years series sponsored by Kicking Horse Coffee and A&W. Each Toonie Ride is organized by a different business at a different location. $2 entry, participants must be a member of the CVCS. Prizes and BBQ post ride. This Toonie Tuesday: organized by Nipika Mountain Resort; location Nipika.

For the first time in 10 years the Options for Sexual Health Clinic will be closed on a regular clinic night. Theyll be open as scheduled in July, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Call 250-342-2360 for info.

7 – 9 p.m.: Artist pARTy Soiree at Pynelogs Cultural Centre featuring Cathy Parkes, Cheryl Goodwin, Jane Murray, Robyn Gold and Ryan Bavin.

Wednesday, June 21st

10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Pleiades Spa & Wellness at the Radium Hot Springs is holding a grand re-opening with free classes for the public throughout the day! Yoga 10 – 11 a.m.; individual Watsu sessions 12 – 4 p.m.; Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation 7 – 8:15 p.m. Pre-register by calling the Spa at 250-347-2288.

6 p.m.: Celebrate Pride month with a special evening story time at the Invermere Public Library.

7 – 11 p.m.: Shakmans Bar and Lounge presents a Summer Solstice Party with live music by the Chisel Peak Blues Band. No cover.

Thursday, June 22nd

1 – 4 p.m.: Celebrate Canada Day with the Radium Public Library and help decorate our windows! There will be crafts for children on a drop in basis.

2 p.m.: Enjoy Tea and Music at the Windermere Valley Museum.

6 p.m.: National Aboriginal Day Bingo at Shuswap Indian Band Hall, $500 Bonanza, $500 Odd/Even and $340 Progressive. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo at 7 p.m.

Friday, June 23rd

Radium Days: market, parade, music, games and dancing! Also Saturday June 24th.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Contractor Appreciation Day at RONA North Star Hardware with sales, prizes, demonstrations and free lunch.

2 – 6 p.m.: The Shuswap Indian Band is celebrating National Aboriginal Day outdoors at their Community Building with a grand march, drumming, dancing, face-painting, artists, vendors, chili and bannock cook-off plus storytelling in the teepee between 3 – 5 p.m.

7 – 10 p.m.: Local Live Music at Elements at Copper Point Resort with Bill Cropper on Friday and Dos Equis on Saturday June 24th.

Saturday, June 24th

Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley are holding a barbeque at Home Hardware in Invermere to fundraise for the annual Canada Day fireworks.

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Canfor sponsored Free Community Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with Radium Days at Brents Shack in Legends Field with door prizes.

9 a.m. -1 p.m.: Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) is celebrating 10 years of Animal Rescue! Dont miss their Garage Sale fundraiser at Deck Properties in Athalmer. For more info call 250-341-7888 or visit www.icanbc.com. Also on Sunday the 25th.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Customer Appreciation Day at RONA North Star Hardware with sales, prizes, demonstrations and free lunch. Music by Small Town Dirtbags from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10 a.m.: Windermere Community Association AGM will be held at the Windermere Community Hall.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Pynelogs hosts Weaving from the Wild, a workshop on First Nations pine needle basket building. $25 for Wildsight members and $30 for non-members (cost of materials included). For more information contact Mandi at mandi@wildsight.ca.

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Artym Gallery presents Angela Morgan Exhibition. Show continues until June 30th.

11:30 a.m.: AGM of the Toby Benches Society at the Hendricks residence, 3535 Toby Creek Road. Members and residents of the Benches are invited to attend. Picnic to follow. Call Lawrie at 250-342-5092.

6 – 11:30 p.m.: The Mountain of Hopes 11th annual Gala Fundraiser is being held at the Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Resort. Tickets are $40, ages 19+ only and available online. Mountain of Hope raises money for local families and individuals in need.