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Monthly book discussion meets the fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. January's topic is "Doreen's Picks". Drop by to choose from our display and join the conversation on the 23rd.
The McBride and District Public Library staff and trustee's welcome you to join us in wishing Naomi Balla-Boudreau a fond farewell. Please join us for an evening of friendship, food and music to wish her bon voyage. Saturday, January 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the library. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share along with any words of goodbye!
Animals Speak! Family literacy fun in McBride, Saturday, January 25 from 9:30 a.m. - noon at the McBride and District Public Library and Museum. Join us for a bannock breakfast and bring your favourite stuffed animal along. We'll be making medallions! Masks! Murals! Music! (Melo)drama! More! Celebrate Family Literacy Week with RVCS, Community Literacy, McBride Centennial School, Northern Health, the Museum and Library.
Free legal advice via Skype, Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Legal questions? Come chat with Barrister Jesse Stamm via Skype. FREE 15 minutes of private, one-on-one session. First come, first served basis. Hosted together with RVCS.
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. beginning January 28.
McBride and District Public Library AGM, Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. All welcome! Interested in supporting the library as a trustee? Call 250-569-2411 for more information.

"Long Winters, Short Stories" is a winter writer's circle in Dunster. We will be creating and collecting local works to contribute to a fundraiser book for the Dunster School House. Please join us for coffee, conversation and creativity on Wednesday, January 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Dunster School House. For more info contact Bridget Uhl at
250-569-7694.

McBride & District Public Library volunteer open house, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, January 30 OR 1-2 p.m. OR 7-8 p.m. on Friday, January 31. Got 15 minutes? No commitment required, come and find out what it can look like to volunteer at the library on your own schedule. All ages, abilities, interests and time constraints welcome. For more info send an email.
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.
All about love - Valentine's Day/Night out, Friday, February 14 at the Dunster Schoolhouse
A night out with dinner and live music! A  fund-raiser for the Robson Valley Music Festival & the Dunster Fine Arts School Society.
Join us for Indian inspired food, wine or beer and love themed music by local musicians, Ellise Gustafson-Randall, Ben Coyle and Seth and Shara. $25/adult, $10/7-12 year olds, under 6 free. Baby-sitting will be available by donation! Tickets in advance only available at Dunster General Store or contact Shara at 250-569-7762 or by email.

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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.

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

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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