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Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship winter workshop series.
Saturdays starting February 1, 1.30-3 p.m.
Topics include:

Introduction to lunging February 22
Introduction to round penning March 7
Introduction to long-lining/ground-driving/double lunging -  March 14
Riding part 1 theory and demo March 21
Riding part 2 theory and demo March 28
Each workshop is approximately 1.5 hours long and includes theory, demo and hands-on exercises (except for riding part 1 and 2 workshops, which consist of theory and demo only).
Maximum 10 people, minimum 4. $40 per workshop. Total cost for all 8 workshops: $320. If signing up for all 8 workshops in advance: $280.
Workshops will be held in indoor arena (unheated) at Falling Star Ranch in Dunster, so please dress warm. In very cold weather, workshop will be rescheduled or participants can get a refund. Some theory sessions may also be held at Birgit's house.
For additional information, please check each individual workshop under the Events tab on the Falling Star Ranch Facebook page. To register, contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email.

Experience health seminar at the McBride Secondary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on
February 18 and 20.
You are invited to hear DVD presentations by various leaders in the field of Plant Based Nutrition such as Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Cornell University), Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (Cleveland Clinic), Dr. Neal Barnard (President of the Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine}, and Dr. John McDougall (author of "The Starch Solution").  Learn how many people have reversed conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and depression. Also, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food samples, and a nightly health tip by Dr. Hans Diehl, founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program {CHIP}! A free community service of the McBride Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Community Futures free small business workshop: Tax tips and changes with CRA's Barb Tompkins, February 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Robson Valley Community Centre, McBride. Register at cfdc.bc.ca/calendar or by calling 250-562-9622.
Intro to oils with Renee and Morgan, Friday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mcbride Public Library. Everyone will be making their own wellness rollers to take home! There will be a draw at the end. $5 cost for supplies.
Dunster Community Association annual general meeting, Saturday, February 22, 1:15-3 p.m. at the Dunster Hall after the winter market. Election of executive, discussion about raising  funds using taxation. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email.
Muscle fascia activation,body awareness and mindfulness with Christa Maxeiner, German Physiotherapist
Learn about movement patterns, balance, the Sixth Sense and how to reduce aches and pains. Flexibility improves quality of life.
This is a one day, theoretical & practical workshop to:
* practice strength & elasticity
* improve flexibility of back, knee & hip joints
* learn to develop your own personal program
Saturday, February 22, at the Dunster School gym. Cost:  $80 plus GST per person (includes lunch). Pre-registration required: Valemount Learning Center at 250-566-4601.
Figure drawing session, Saturday, February 22, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. In Valemount. All experience levels welcome. Admission by donation. Two models! To register contact Amelia Roisin by email. Facebook event location: ttps://www.facebook.com/events/210404743421625/
Mask making workshop, February 22, 5:30-9 p.m. and February 23, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at Sass Studios
Facilitator: Sharon Anderson. Cost $65 for both days. Register at Valemount Learning Centre at 250-566-4601
(pre-registration only). This workshop takes you on a personal journey of self empowerment. Day one: your mask will be birthed into its raw white form. You partner up and sculpt other's faces using plaster gauze.
Day two: the raw mask is dry and awaits the transformation. You will have taken an inner journey and found images and guidance that will facilitate your personal process. The possibilities for embellishing a mask are as varied as the people creating them. Tea and coffee will be provided. What to bring: supplies will be provided, however, we invite you to bring items of personal significance to you for the decorating process. Snacks, journal or paper to record insights, wear clothes that can get messy.
Amazing prophecies of the Bible, February 22-29 at 6:30 p.m. every evening at the McBride Seventh-Day Adventist church,1075 Lamming Pit Rd., McBride. Speakers: Pastor Sima and Brankica Sremac. Free ddmission. Child care provided.

Monthly book discussion meets the fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. February's topic is Best Reads of 2019". Drop by to choose from our display and join the conversation on February 23.

Seniors tech café, February 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at RVCS. Technology can be overwhelming and foreign! Do you have any questions about your phone, email account, or hand-held device? We can help! Offered on the last Tuesday of each month.

The Robson Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) is hosting an informational potluck chapter meeting on Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at 3760 Hinkleman Road, McBride . If you are interested in trails and  trail riding and possibly becoming a member, please attend this meeting and bring a potluck item to share. We have a fun year of events, trail rides, and trail projects planned and will be presenting our 2020 plans at the meeting and discussing our latest project plans for Bell Mountain. Questions: Call Eileen MacDonald at 1-250-253-4193.

The Open Gate Community Garden presents our 7th annual seedy Saturday, February 29 at the Dunster school house. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for visiting and browsing displays. Presenters start at 10 a.m. (Biochar in the garden,
wild foraging, garden art). Tip tables: apple juice pressing, soup stock options, growing celery, gardening in raised beds.
Soup, bun and goodies by donation. Free child minding. Free admission. Free garden book and recipe book table. Stay tuned for more information and posters around the Valley. If you would like to set up an display of seeds or garden related items for sale/ swap/ exchange, contact Penny Rivard by email or Pete Amyoony by email.

The McBride Figure Skating Club invites you to attend this year's skating production "Through the Seasons", Saturday, February 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. with raffle tables, 50/50 draw and concession by Live Different. 
Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

We are excited to announce the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative have partnered to deliver a series of FREE workshops to provide producers with information on water management best practices. The series will include an introduction to water storage, exploring what is (and isn't) permitted under current regulations.
Water Management Best Practices Workshop: Keyline Design
Presented by Javan Bernakevitch (All Points Land Design), this workshop will explore how to apply keyline geometry to cultivation patterns with the goal of slowing, sinking, spreading and storing rainwater. There are also limited spots at each event for producers to get one-on-one support with Javan at the end of the workshop (registration required, and accepted on a first-come first-serve basis). McBride (Robson Valley Community Centre), Sunday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and includes lunch. RSVP required. Contact Serena at 250-564-4115, ext. 233 or by email.

Introduction to bee keeping course, presented by the Robson Valley Beekeepers Association, Saturday, March14 and Sunday, March 15 at the Dunster School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $50 for both days (bring your own lunch). To register contact Lyn Smyth at 778-258-0158 or by email or Glenda Thompson at 250-968-4319 or by email.
Course content:
Saturday:
1. Presenters: Bob Gray/Deb Reimer: hive types and construction, gadgets of the trade
2. Presenter: Monica Zieper: anatomy, life cycle and hive duties of the various honeybees, pollinators-Mason bees and others
Lunch break
3. Presenter: Deb Reimer: salves
4. Open discussion with presenters
Sunday:
1. Presenter: Glenda Tompson: forage and gardens for honeybees
2. Presenter: Marion Cousineau: pests and diseases of the hive
3. Presenter: Barb Maier: swarms
Lunch break
4. Lyn Smith: value added products

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster Community Association winter market, Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Dunster Hall. Contact Loretta Simpson for more info at 250-968-4453 or by email.
Old-time music jam, Friday February 7, 7-9 p.m. at Ursula and Terry Winkler's, 8943 Highway 16, Dunster. About 3 km east of Dunster turn-off. Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, etc. for an evening of happy tunes.

Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship is excited to once again offer a winter workshop series.
Saturdays starting February 1, 1.30-3 p.m.
Topics include:
Introduction to equine body language and behaviour February 1
Connection and contact exercises: hands-on exercises without horses February 8
In-hand leading versus loose leading February 15
Introduction to lunging February 22
Introduction to round penning March 7
Introduction to long-lining/ground-driving/double lunging -  March 14
Riding part 1 theory and demo March 21
Riding part 2 theory and demo March 28
Each workshop is approximately 1.5 hours long and includes theory, demo and hands-on exercises (except for riding part 1 and 2 workshops, which consist of theory and demo only).
Maximum 10 people, minimum 4. $40 per workshop. Total cost for all 8 workshops: $320. If signing up for all 8 workshops in advance: $280.
Workshops will be held in indoor arena (unheated) at Falling Star Ranch in Dunster, so please dress warm. In very cold weather, workshop will be rescheduled or participants can get a refund. Some theory sessions may also be held at Birgit's house.
For additional information, please check each individual workshop under the Events tab on the Falling Star Ranch Facebook page. To register, contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email.

Dunster Community Forest Manager Ray Thiessen will be at the office in the Dunster Schoolhouse on Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will be available to the community. https://dunstercommunityforest.ca/

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Ongoing Events in McBride

MONEY MATTERS program, starting February 22. Money Matters program is a series of informal financial literacy workshops that cover topics like: Spending Plans, Banking Basics, Credit and Borrowing, RESPs, and other ways to save. The main goal is to reduce stress and increase confidence in managing your money. We are offering this workshop over the course of 4 weeks at McBride RVCS. Contact Jana MacMaster to sign up or for more information at 250-569-2266.
Podcast playground. Ever thought of producing a podcast? Have a favourite podcast to discuss? McBride Community Literacy Task Group presents "Podcast Playground". Equipment demo and discussion Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m..
Mother Goose in McBride, Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Family Place (RVCS). Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, rhymes, stories and a snack. Aimed at children ages 0-3 and their care-givers but all are welcome!
Pickleball is back! Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at the McBride High school gym. It sounds silly but it's FUN! It's like miniature tennis or jumbo Ping Pong, FUN for all skill levels! Free! All equipment and insurance provided by the McBride Community Forest and the Elks and Royal Purple. Just bring clean indoor shoes. Ages 13 and up. See you there! For more info call Mark Roth at 1-250-569-7805.

Soup & Bun is back at Beaverview! Every second-ish Wednesday in winter months.Come enjoy a hot bowl of soup with neighbours. By donation. All welcome! nterested in volunteering to make soup or buns? Contact Amber by email. Hosted together with Community Literacy and Better at Home Program.

Anime Club at the McBride and District Public Library, Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Ages 11+. Read it, watch it, talk about it, craft it and snacks!

Fun Fridays at the McBride and District Public Library. Dust off your wings and dig out your time machines as we "imagine the possibilities together!" 1-2 p.m. ages 4-8, 2:30-4 p.m. ages 9-12. Join us for crafts, games, and other crazy activities.

Nobody's Perfect parenting group, Tuesday mornings at Robson Valley Community Services, 942 Third Avenue, McBride, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet other parents. Share questions. Learn about child development. Talk about real life experience. Work together. Discover ways to parent. Six weekly sessions based on what you and other parents want to learn about. Sign up at Robson Valley Community Services by Monday, May 13. 250-569-2266. Hosted by Sara Olofsson and Bob Thompson.

Ukulele jam with Melissa at the McBride & District Public Library, Thursdays 2-3 p.m. All levels and abilities welcome! We have a couple of ukuleles that new players can borrow.

Ukulele Jam is taking a break until February. Huge thanks to Melissa for her awesome volunteering, and leading us in song!!

Art classes at Beaverview Lodge, Monday from 1-3 p.m. in the dining room. We will continue on with learning landscape painting for now. This class is sponsored by the Old Age Pensions Organization ( O.A. P.O.)  and is meant for seniors and friends who want to have a regular time for art in their lives each week. You will be expected to bring your own supplies eventually,  but if you do not have any and are a beginner, please come and join us
and we will supply enough materials to get you started until you know what to get. Call for more information: Sasha Scott at 250-566-1378 or Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334.

Circle of security parenting program in McBride at the McBride and District Public Library. December 13 and every Thursday in January starting January 10. To register call RVCS at 250-569-2266.

The Valley Piecemakers Quilt group meets for fun and quilting every third weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between September and  April at the Elks Hall in McBride. New members are welcome. Beginner quilters welcome. Come and learn to quilt.  Membership is $15 per year.  Contact Georgie Kenzie by phone or text at 250-569-7433 or by email for more information.

Physiotherapy at the gym is starting up again. Free program. Thursdays in McBride at the Fit Pit from 9-11 a.m. Talk to your doctor or call Michelle Read at 250-569-0053 for more information.

Monthly book discussion meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the McBride and District Public Library. All welcome to join the conversation at 1:30 p.m. Drop by to pick up a title or bring your own!

Preschool will be open for afternoon sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4:15 p.m. Morning sessions are full. If you would like more information contact Sharon Glover at 250-569-2266 ext. 2106 or by email. Parent handbooks and registration packages are available to pick up at the RVCS office, 942 Third Ave. McBride.
Healthier Communities - Northern Health~Robson Valley Physiotherapy are launching physio therapy at the gym. Free program for anyone with joint replacement, disability, injury, back pain, arthritis, chronic pain, poor balance. Includes individual physiotherapy assessment with Michelle Read, Registered Physiotherapist, physiotherapist assisted gym sessions. McBride Fit Pit, Thursdays 9-10 a.m.To find out if you qualify for this program, ask your family doctor, or call Michelle Read at Robson Valley Physiotherapy at 250-569-0053.
Teen Lock In! First Friday of every month at 9 p.m. Nerf Nite! 13+. Food, friends, fun. Come get locked in the library after-hours and play nerf capture the flag.
Shops on Main, Thursdays and Fridays, 246 Main Street, McBride, McBride Trading Co.

Citizen's book club: The Citizen's book club is a collaboration between the Robson Valley Community Literacy Outreach, The Three Valley's Community Development Co-operative and the McBride and District Public Library. The goal of the book club is to learn about creating positive change in our community by sharing books that offer innovative solutions to common problems. The first book we will read is "Community: The Structure of Belonging" by Peter Block. This book is described as: "an exploration of the exact way a community can emerge from fragmentation. How is community built? How does transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? What can individuals and leaders do to create a place they want to inhabit?"
You can read the reviews of Community: The Structure of Belonging at http://www.librarything.com/work/5501534/reviews/67135477. The McBride and District Library will order a copy of the book for each person in the book club. A date, time and location for the book discussion will be decided once the group is formed. Please contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358 or by email if you are interested in becoming involved.

Tuesday night music jam , 7-9 p.m. in the Annex at the McBride & District Public Library. Want to learn new music? Enjoy playing with others? Bring your instrument and join neighbours for folk, blue grass, blues, rock and country. All welcome. uestions? Contact David Marchant at 250-569-2569.

Fibre artists gathering, Thursdays from 10 a.m.12 p.m. at the McBride & District Public Library. Bring your latest project and join neighbours over coffee and tea.

The seniors drop-in stitching group meets every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Beaverview Lodge in McBride. If you don't have a portable handcraft you'd like to work on while visiting with others there is a large selection of jig-saw puzzles waiting to be done or just come to a cozy place for a visit.

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Ongoing Events in Valemount

Basics of philosophy study group, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Valemount Public Library. Call 250-566-4367 for more information.

Valemount Public Library book club meets once a month. For time and dates call the Valemount Public Llibrary at 250-566-4367.

Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Already know how, and interested in spending a few relaxing hours with like-minded people? Drop in at the Valemount Public Library Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. All ages welcome, children accompanied by parent please. Hope to see you there!

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