2011 December 30 – Out & About



Toby Theatre

December 30th, January 2nd – 3rd, 7:30 p.m.: Puss in Boots. For info: www.tobytheatre.com.

January 4th – 7th, 7:30 p.m.: Footloose.

Friday, December 30th:

10 – 11:30 a.m.: Free Gingerbread Man decorating at Brewers Christmas Market at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Meet the Christmas Elf, have fun decorating a tasty Christmas cookie treat. Fun for all ages. For info: 250-345-5990.

7:30 p.m.: Classic fundraiser and silent auction for Benjamin Thomsen, Canadian Alpine Downhill Skier, at The Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village. Door prizes, appetizer and spirits. Tickets $25 per person, for sale at Lustis Mountain Outfitters, Inside Edge Sports and Syndicate Boardshop.

Saturday, December 31st:

3 p.m.: Radium Hot Springs celebrates 21 years as a municipality at the skating rink on Stanley Street. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, chili and birthday cake. Donations go to the Radium Fire department.

6:30 p.m.: Fireworks display at the Springs Driving Range in Radium Hot Springs.

9 p.m.: Blast into 2012 with Panorama Mountain Villages fireworks display. For info: www.panoramaresort.com.

Wednesday, January 4th:

6 – 8 p.m.: Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. For info: 250-342-6416.

Friday, January 6th:

Leave your Christmas tree in front of your house for Kinsmen Club pickup on Saturday. Invermere only. Any donation is gratefully accepted.

7 p.m.: Open Mic at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. A great opportunity for musicians of all ages to perform and meet other musician folk in a fun, creative and supportive atmosphere. Hosted by Oso Simple.Admission is a $2 donation to Columbia Valley Arts. Refreshments available, and with proper ID you can enjoy an adult beverage. Performers: Jade Bowen, Raven McAllister, Nat McGrath, Blake Glassford, Kyra Warren, Eli Beingessner, Steve OShaughnessy, etc. For info: 250-342-4423.

7 p.m.: All.I.Can ski movie showing at the Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village. $10 per person, tickets sold at the door. Bar and cafeteria will be open. All proceeds go to Mountain of Hope society. For info: 250-688-0262.

Saturday, January 7th:

Christmas Tree pickup in Invermere by Kinsmen Club. Leave tree out in front of house. Donations welcome, with proceeds going to cystic fibrosis research. Trees will be disposed of in an environmental-friendly manner.

7 p.m.: All.I.Can ski movie showing at the Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village. $10 per person, tickets sold at the door. Bar and cafeteria will be open. All proceeds go to Mountain of Hope society. For info: 250-688-0262.

Sunday, January 8th:

5 – 8:30 p.m.: Best of Banff Film Festival Tour at Invermere Community Hall. Presented by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club. Main fundraiser for the club. Tickets are $20 and are for sale at Crazy Soles, Inside Edge, Kicking Horse Cafe and Lustis Mountain Outfitters at Panorama. For info: 250-342-7397.

Tuesday, January 10th:

7 p.m.: Cinefest at Pynelogs series presents Beginners at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. $10 per person. Tickets for sale at the door. For info: 250-342-4423.

Wednesday, January 11th:

1 – 2:15 p.m.: Seniors Day at Invermere Public Library. Community bus picks up and drops off at Columbia Garden and the Manor. For info: 250-342-6416.

Friday, January 20th:

Snowflake Festival weekend begins in Invermere.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m: Free BBQ and ice wine sampling at the Mountainside Market in Fairmont Hot Springs. Part of the 3rd annual Fairmont Fire & Ice Fiesta.

5:30 – 9 p.m.: Apres Ski Live Music with Al Lukas at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ski area. For info visit: www.visitfairmont.ca.

Saturday, January 21st:

Bonspiel on the lake by Kinsmen Beach, Invermere.

1 – 3 p.m.: Drop-in shinny at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, part of the 3rd annual Fairmont Fire & Ice Fiesta. For info visit: www.visitfairmont.ca.

6 – 11 p.m.: Fiesta Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at the Hoodoo Grill. Call 250-345-2166 for tickets and details.

Sunday, January 22nd:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Free Pancake Brunch at Smoking Waters Cafe. For info visit: www.visitfairmont.ca.

Invermere Library hours:

Closed December 31st – January 2nd.

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Radium Library hours:

Tuesday: 6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 1 – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Canal Flats Community Library hours:

Tuesday: 7- 8:30 p.m. For info: 250-349-5360.

Invermere Thrift Store hours:

Closed from December 18th – January 11th. Due to a lack of volunteers over the holidays, no donations can be accepted between December 23rd – January 2nd.

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