Friday, March 3rd

Invermere Coffee Fest runs March 3rd to Sunday March 5th. For details on the 16 coffee, tea, beer, chocolate and honey workshops and to register visit www.InvermereCoffeeFest.com. Summary of todays workshops and times below (must pre-register):

9 – 10 a.m.: Bean There done That 1.0 at Kicking Horse Coffee, $15, includes tour of facility.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Espresso Pulling at Eagle Ranch, $30, hosted by Jeremy Ho.

1 – 2 p.m.: Bean There done That 2.0 at Kicking Horse Coffee, $15, includes tour of facility.

2 – 4 p.m.: Milk Steaming and Latte Art at Eagle Ranch, $30, hosted by Jeremy Ho.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Black Tea at Pynelogs, $20.

7 – 9 p.m.: Coffee and Tea Cocktail Making at Eagle Ranch, $40.

2 p.m.: World Day of Prayer service at Radium Christian Fellowship.

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

6 – 8 p.m.: The Windermere Valley Child Care Society is hosting an Outer Space-themed family dance at the Invermere Community Hall..$3 per person or $10 per family with snacks, games, silent auction.

7 p.m.: World Day of Prayer service at the Catholic Church in Invermere.

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.

10:30 p.m.: Invermeres own Meisha & The Spanks hit the stage at Shakmans.

Saturday, March 4th

The Pioneer and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort present the 3rd Annual Charity Ski Day, $9.99 full day lift ticket or $5 tubing. Live music by The Ramblers from 12 – 4 p.m. Ticket proceeds to Family Dynamix.

Invermere Coffee Fest continues. For details and to register visit www.InvermereCoffeeFest.com. Todays workshops below (must pre-register):

– 9 – 10:30 a.m.: Cupping with Kicking Horse Coffee, $15.

– 3 – 4 p.m.: Beer Tasting at Arrowhead Brewing $15.

– 4 – 5 p.m.: Honey & Bees with Kim Weaver, $15.

– 6 – 8 p.m.: Kombucha & Tapas at Circle Cafe, $40.

– 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Coffee Fest Expo at Copper Point Resort, a FREE event with exhibitors, coffee and tea sampling, live music with Big Eli B, plus the 2017 Kootenay AeroPress Championship at 12 p.m.

10 a.m.: Lego for all ages at the Radium Public Library every Saturday.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Drop-in LEGO Club at Invermere Public Library. All ages welcome (under 8 must be accompanied by an adult). Activity is free.

6:30 p.m.: Meat Draw and 50/50 at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. Every Saturday.

7 – 10 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Fresh Film Nights.

Sunday, March 5th

Invermere Coffee Fest continues. For complete details and to register visit www.InvermereCoffeeFest.com. Todays workshops below (must pre-register):

9 – 10:30 a.m.: Cupping with Monogram Coffee at Eagle Ranch, $15.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Kick Ass Wetlands Walk, $15.

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Tea and Chocolate Pairing at Eagle Ranch, $15.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manual Brew Methods at Eagle Ranch, $20.

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 Columbia Valley Community Foundation.

Monday, March 6th

10 a.m.: Senior Singalong Group meets every Monday at Garden Village.

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

Tuesday, March 7th

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Early childhood education program community playgroup at Eva Joseph Learning Centre. A 10 week free program beginning February 7th for families to come and participate with their children. Runs every Tuesday and Thursday. Students of the program will be developing natural play spaces for children, primary language that will be spoken is ktunaxa. To participate please contact aboriginal head start/out of school coordinator Nancy Phair at nancy.littlebadgers@gmail.com.

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.

7 p.m.: Windermere Valley Dirt Riders are holding their AGM at the Windermere Valley Golf Course. Family and individual memberships available for purchase.

Wednesday, March 8th

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

5 p.m.: Columbia Valley Metis Association Metis Kitchen Party and Traditional Dinner at David Thompson Secondary School featuring fiddle music by JJ Guy and Gordon Stobbe. A free event for the entire community to learn about and celebrate Metis culture. Please RSVP to Jocelyn at 250-342-9213 ext. 3903 or Deb Fisher at 250-688-5096.

5 – 8 p.m.: Ladies, celebrate International Womens Day with a Potluck Social at Wilmer Community Hall. Bring a potluck dish to share plus your own plate and cutlery. Contact organizer Andrea Petzold at 250-342-1528 or email a.petzold@shaw.ca for more details.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Gambling Information Session and Appetizer Night at the Invermere Library. A free, fun, and informative event focusing on lotteries myths and facts, tips on keeping gambling fun, the addictive side of gambling and resources in our communities. Appetizers at 5:30 p.m.; presentation 6 to 6:45 p.m.; discussion to follow.

6 – 8 p.m.: Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding their AGM at the Lions Hall.

Thursday, March 9th

1:30 p.m.: Carpet Bowling at Radium Hot Springs Community Hall every Thursday.

2 p.m.: Seniors Tea at the Invermere Library the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend but do not have transportation, please contact the library at 250-342-6416.

4:30 – 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Chef-It-Up. Every Thursday. Call 250-342-3033 for more info.

5 p.m.: Columbia Valley Arts Council is holding their AGM at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.

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.

6:30 p.m.: Texas Hold Em Tournament at the Invermere Legion every Thursday. $35 buy in.

Friday, March 10th

7 p.m.: Jubilee Mountain, local bluegrass folk trio, are performing at Strands Old House Restaurant. No cover charge.