Friday, March 4th

9 – 10 a.m.: Coffee Fest, Bean There Packed That with Kicking Horse Coffee. This event includes a tour of Kicking Horse Coffee. See roasting and packaging. Learn about sustainable coffee production fair trade and organic. Explore coffee varieties, geographies, roasting, decaffeination, and cupping. A wonderful seminar. For information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Monogram Brewing Academy – Barista Basics at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. One-day academy, students learn fundamentals required to produce a perfect espresso-based beverage. For more information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

1 – 2 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Bean There Packed That 2.0: Kicking Horse Coffee. This event includes a tour of Kicking Horse Coffee. See roasting and packaging; learn about coffee production and organic growing. For information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

1 – 2:30 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Tea and Chocolate Pairing at Eagle Ranch Golf Resort. Chocolate does not just pair well with coffee! Join Jonathan from Naked Leaf for a tea and chocolate pairing. Explore how the different flavours compliment and contrast. For information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

2 p.m.: Cuba 2016: World Day of Prayer at Edgewater All Saints Church.

5 – 6:30 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Tea 101 at Invermere Bakery. In this well rounded workshop, participants will explore the world of tea including how tea is harvested, different characteristics of a variety of teas and brew methods to guarantee the perfect cup every time. For information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.

6:30 p.m.: Strands Old House Restaurant hosts John Jenkins Smalltown Revival. No cover.

7 p.m.: Laura Landsberg and her band will be performing songs from her recently released album A Simple Twist at Saftas.

7 p.m.: Cuba 2016 World Day of Prayer at L.D.S. Church, 5014 Fairway Fairmont Hot Springs.

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.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Film Night. We will be screening two outstanding films that each touch on a different aspect of the coffee industry.

Saturday, March 5th

9 – 10 a.m.: Coffee Fest, Cupping with Kicking Horse Coffee. Meet in the Kicking Horse Coffee tasting lab and experience a cupping with the pros. For more information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Coffee and Tea Expo at Copper Point Resort. Entry is Free. Coffee, tea, what goes in it, and what it goes in. Come see it all at The Expo, plus lots of sampling.

1 – 4 p.m.: Coffee Fest Kootenay Aero Press Championship. Competitors will brew to the (not so) bitter end in this fast paced, light hearted event. Professionals and home brewers are all welcome to compete. The winner will receive free entry to the national competition held in Calgary in May. He or she will also receive free accommodation in Calgary. For more information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

7 p.m.: SYC Pool Tournament.

7 p.m.: Wildsight presents Our Wild Purcells, a multimedia event celebrating the grassroots effort that created the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. David Thompson Secondary School. Admission by donation.

7 p.m.: Windermere Valley Musicians Who Care are hosting three talented acts at this months Valley Sessions. Come to Pynelogs to enjoy Edgewaters own Sherberdean & The Postmistress, Ella Swan and Stereo Three. $10 cover with cash bar.

Sunday, March 6th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Coffee Fest, Kick Ass Wetlands Walk. Join Kicking Horse Coffees Head Roaster, Tom, on a walk overlooking the Columbia Valley Wetlands. He will explain the importance of migratory birds and the impact they have on coffee growing. For more information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Patrick Yesh Water Colour Painting Party at the Circle Cafe. Four hours of painting (includes all supplies) and lunch is just $85. Group rates available. Call 403-519-8268 or email patyesh@gmail.com to register.

1 – 2 p.m.: Stolen Church Roasting Workshop at Gerrys Gelati. Experience the cracking sounds, the changing colours, and the smells of coffee roasting. Learn about the techniques that influence the coffee you drink, by having the hands on control to help to roast a batch of coffee. For more information and to register visit www.invermerecoffeefest.com.

6 p.m.: Brisco Riding Club Annual Chili Dinner and Competition at Brisco Community Hall. $10 single, $25 Family, includes Chili, Salad, bun and Dessert. Everyone welcome.

Monday, March 7th

Join SYC for Employment Readiness Training or Skills for life! Program. Must pre register.

5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.

Tuesday, March 8th

4 -6 p.m.: Join SYC for Cooking night. Join us for Free Food and nutritional education.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: SYC Youth-Focused Leadership, Drop in and have your voice heard. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, March 9th

5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.

6 p.m.: SYC games and trivia night.

6 – 8 p.m.: Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce AGM at Lions Hall at the Cross Roads. All members are encouraged to attend. Free refreshments.

Thursday, March 10th

4 – 6 p.m.: SYC Graphics Course.

4 – 8 p.m.: SYC open gym. Come play sports with us. Everyone welcome.

7 – 9 p.m.: Join Grade 8 and 9 students as they host their first ever Science Fair at David Thompson Secondary School. No charge to attend.

Friday, March 11th

5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.

7 p.m.: Join the SYC in a Foosball Tournament.