9TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE SOCIAL: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4-6pm at the Kaslo Unity Bridge, rain or snow! Lots of parking in the Village maintenance yard. Free hot chocolate and fire pits to keep you warm. Come socialize with your friends and neighbours to celebrate this holiday season and the return of longer days. Kaslo Trailblazers Society.
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY! Write for Rights at The BlueBelle Bistro, Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1-3:30pm. Write letters or sign cards at our Amnesty International table, supporting those suffering human rights abuses. 250-353-7457.
CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED IN KASLO - a holiday celebration in music & story at St. Andrew's United Church Heritage Hall, Friday, Dec. 9 at 6:30pm. Presented by the Kaslo Suzuki violin & guitar students & a sneak preview by Kuimba, Christmas stories, carol singing, refreshments. Admission by cash donation to benefit the Kaslo Food Hub. Details, 250-353-7600, email@example.com
COME JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF SONG & CELEBRATION! KUIMBA Choir presents "The Spirit of Christmas" - 7pm, Dec. 16 at the Argenta Hall; 7pm, Dec. 17 at St. Andrew's United in Kaslo. Kaslo tickets at Sunnyside or at the door. Argenta tickets at the door. $12/regular, $8/low income, under 18 free. Info: 250-353-3284.
HOLLY HYATT AND JON BURDEN CD RELEASE SHOW: BlueBelle Bistro, Kaslo, Saturday, Dec. 10, 7pm, $10/advance, $12/door. Contact the Bistro, 250-353-7361 to reserve. Holly and Jon celebrate the release of their latest CD "Shufflin' The Blues". #1 on the International Roots Music Report acoustic blues charts and #3 on the Canadian blues charts and is garnering rave reviews world wide. "Fresh and exciting. One of the best releases of the year" WITR Radio, NY, USA. "One of the most original and vibrant surprises of 2016" Gio Pilato, Bluebird Reviews, UK. www.hollyandjon.com/
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER & DANCE at the Slocan Valley Legion, 502 Harold St, Slocan. Doors open at 7pm & a 3 course dinner served 7:30-9pm. Tickets $25/ea, (members $20/ea). Dance only after 9pm, $15 (members $10). Dinner tickets must be purchased by Dec. 26 at Mountain Valley Station or phone 250-355-2672 to reserve. Music by John Cresswell & Mixed Bag - ballroom to rock & more! The Legion welcomes members & guests.
RHYTHMDANCE WORKSHOP IN NELSON: Global dance fusion for all. Enjoy dancing while beating drums, twirling canes and waving scarves. Beginner to Advanced. Sunday, Dec. 11, 3pm. Front Street Dance studio, 612 Front St. Info: www.rhythmdance.org
SEE DATE CHANGE - HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON and Pizza Party at the Kaslo library. Ages 12+, Friday, Dec. 9, 3:30-9:30pm. Come for pizza and movies on the big screen! Free program, please preregister 250-353-2942, firstname.lastname@example.org This free program is brought to you by the Kaslo & District Public Library in partnership with North Kootenay Lake Community Services. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Columbia Basin Trust.
THE ANNUAL POLAR BEAR SWIM 2017: Celebrate the New Year with a dip in the lake at Kaslo Bay Beach at 12 noon. There will be a fire, hot chocolate, hot dogs, fun and good cheer! Fun for the whole family! The Polar Bear Swim is the Langham Cultural Society's well loved and biggest annual fundraiser. Be sure to bring your pledge sheets or come with a donation, and support the Langham, now celebrating 42 years of nurturing arts and culture in the Kaslo community. Throughout December, pledge sheets can be picked up at Willow Home Boutique or Sunnyside Naturals, Kaslo and at the Langham on the bulletin board inside the front door. 250-353-2661.
UPCOMING SHOWS IN NELSON: Dec. 8, Frazey Ford w/Pauline Lamb; Dec. 26, Boxing Day Food Drive w/Moontricks & Hoola; Jan. 7, David Raitt & The Baja Boogie Band w/Baker St. Blues; Jan. 20, Blistered Earth (Metallica Tribute) w/Dealer; Feb. 14, Tom Green's Snow JAM Comedy & Hip Hop tour; Feb. 15, Old Man Luedecke w/Brian Kalbfleisch & Craig Korth; Feb. 18, Delhi 2 Dublin w/Mooves. Full calendar and ticket info at: www.ontheroadmanagement.com
VALLICAN WHOLE COMMUNITY CHOIR'S SEASONAL SING-ALONG AND CONCERT: Sunday, Dec. 18, 3-5pm. Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan South Rd. Directed by Sharon Lang, w/special guest, a Doukhobor choir. Mulled apple cider and sweet & savoury goodies will be provided at this festive occasion, cedar boughs will set the stage. Admission by donation, proceeds shared between Slocan Valley Food Bank and Vallican Whole Community Choir. It is a family affair, supervised children are welcome.
WHOLE SCHOOL BLUE MOON COFFEE HOUSE FUNDRAISER! Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30-10pm at the Vallican Whole Community Centre! Music, Indian dinner, bake sale, silent auction & kids' crafts. Admission $3 (kids 12 and under free). Dinner $10/adult, $5/child. 250-226-7737 for info.
3RD ANNUAL KOOTENAY ARTISAN CHRISTMAS SHOP: Dec. 7-24, 10am-6pm/daily, located between Kootenay Market & BC Liquor store, 635 Unit F, Columbia Ave, Castlegar. Unique, local, handmade gifts, door prizes, food bank fundraiser.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR IN HARROP: Sunday, Dec. 18, 9:30am-3:30pm. Free Admission. Non-perishable food donation would be appreciated. Lots of vendors and a raffle to raise money for KAAP. Come have lunch and do some last minute Christmas shopping. See you there!
CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AND SALE featuring unique handcrafted gift items at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar will run from Nov. 12-Dec. 24. Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-5pm. Starting Dec. 1 open 7 days/week from 10am-5pm.
ECOSOCIETY WINTER CRAFT FAIR: Saturday, Dec. 10, Central School Gym (811 Stanley St), 10am-4pm. All products on offer are handmade locally so you know you are supporting the local economy when you shop at this fair. $2-$5 donation at the door to help support West Kootenay EcoSociety.
WINLAW HALL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30am-3:30pm. Come pick up all your last minute gifts from our wonderful vendors. Have lunch from our kitchen and share some Christmas spirit with friends & neighbours. Inquiries, email@example.com
SLOCAN VALLEY BLACK ANGUS BEEF SALE: BUY HALF A SIDE, ONLY $3.99/lb. Homegrown, sides/quarters, $100 freezer packs, 5 pound bags soup/marrow or knuckle bones, dog bones 50 pounds $49.99. Government inspected, no GMOs, antibiotics or tranquilizers. Home of the happy cows. Delivered. Ground beef special, lean and extra lean (hamburger). Wayne Savinkoff, 250-226-7054.