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The Evacuee Comfort Centre is open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the Robson Valley Community Centre in McBride to offer respite, snacks, essentials, and facilities to those who are affected by the recent fire evacuations.  Thank you to everyone who has been donating food items, they have been greatly appreciated and devoured by many travellers.

CirqueWorks at the McBride and District Public Library, Friday, July 28
10 a.m. - workshop for 5-8 year olds. We'll be building balloon animals and ribbon wands, and trying out some circus skills!
12 p.m. - performance with Eric the Juggler. Open to everyone! FREE!
1 p.m. - workshop for 9-12 year olds. Try out circus skills and we'll be building flower sticks!
Registration is required for the workshops. $5/participant to help us cover material costs. Assistance available to waiver the fee.
Questions about any of our programs? Anything else? Call 250-569-2411.

Ten-day intensive horsemanship course based on the methodology of Irwin Insights with Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer, August 1-14, at Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship in Dunster.
Experience intensive learning with an evolutionary type of natural horsemanship (non-resistance training).
Develop a better understanding and way of communicating with horses based on equine body language, horse psychology, and biomechanics.
Accelerate your horsemanship and watch your confidence soar.
This is a great opportunity for dedicated equestrians, including those wishing to achieve Irwin Insights Master certification or take their Master certification to the next level. Birgit has coached over a dozen students to certification with Irwin Insights, as well as many students who have elected to not certify to the skill level required for certification.
Our 10-day intensive horsemanship courses have been developed with and are endorsed by Chris Irwin/Irwin Insights.
Chris Irwin will be available for lessons and skills evaluation on Tuesday, August 15.
Birgit's passion for coaching, her extensive knowledge and attention to detail will take your horsemanship to a level far beyond your expectations!
Visit http:// fallingstarranch.ca/ CoursePage.htm for more info.
For more information or to register contact Birgit at 250-968-6801 or by email.

Robson Valley Music Festival, August 11-13. Early bird tickets are now on sale online at www.rvmf.ca/tickets.html. Hard copy tickets on sale at the Farm Store, Infinity and Dunster Store.

Kids food camp, August 21-25, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Aimed at ages 5-12, younger with an adult.We'll be planting/cooking/nature crafts and stories. Pre-registration is required by calling or dropping by the McBride and District Public Library. Limited spots! Hosted by the Community Literacy Task Group and the Open Gate Garden.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster Farmers Market, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Dunster Community Hall, until September 30. Vendors welcome. No sellers fee. Burgers and beverages available.

Dunster parent-child play group and gymboree, Mondays, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. noon at the Dunster schoolhouse.
We plan to  meet weekly. Success by Six has approved our funding for rent for 2016! Playgroup is free and open to children 0 to 6 and their care-givers.  We meet in the playroom at the school - toys, crafts, books, games in the playroom. We also have access to the gymnasium and a great bunch of gymboree equipment. Thanks Success by Six! Our funding does not include snacks so please bring a healthy snack to share. Look forward to seeing you there! For questions contact Susan Umstot at 250-569-4033.
Dunster Community Forest Manager Ray Thiessen will be at the office in the Dunster Schoolhouse on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will be available to the community.

Art classes at the Dunster Fine Arts School, Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. The following classes will depend on the number of people wishing to join my classes. I plan to have this art class every week on Wednesday. Please bring your materials, paints, brushes, paper or canvas. I like to use acrylic paints, but can explain how to use oils, watercolor, pencil  or pastels. if you have not written to me, but you want to visit an art class please come anyway. All welcome! For more info contact Sasha Scott at 250-566-1378 or by email.
April 12 class is cancelled.

An invite to all who would like to attend Living Water Fellowship at 10 a.m. Sundays at Jim and Cheryl Boos. For more info contact Jim Boos at 250-968-4321. We look forward to seeing you.

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Ongoing Events in McBride

Weekly gathering Thursdays at 2 p.m. for pregnant and new moms to share birth stories, answer questions related to pregnancy and birth, watch educational films and eat snacks. Huge lending library full of pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting books, dvd's and resources. Newborns welcome! Contact Lonnie Gustafson for more information at 250-569-7657 or by email.

Teen Lock In! Friday at 9 p.m. Nerf Nite! 13+. Food, friends, fun. Come get locked in the library after-hours and play nerf capture the flag.
Summer story times, Tuesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. Preschoolers, bring your caregivers for stories, songs and fun!

Fun Fridays, Fridays at 2 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. Join us to Take a Walk on the Wild Side with crafts, games, and other crazy adventures. Ages 5-12, but all welcome. Games and fun!

Shops on Main, Thursdays and Fridays, 246 Main Street, McBride, McBride Trading Co.

Gentle flowing Vinyasa/Hatha/Power Yoga schedule: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. at the McBride Firehall (up the stairs to the left as you come in the doors). $12 per person per session OR purchase a punch card for $50 for 5 classes. Wear comfortable clothing easy to move around in. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, etc. (if you own one). I have extra if needed. Yoga blocks and straps are supplied.
A ny questions or feedback, contact Jennette Chuipka by email. You can also find me on Facebook under Jennette Zivec Chuipka OR Jennette Chuipka Be-You-tiful Yoga.

Spanish group! Hola a todos. Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. For people to practice and learn Spanish. Everyone, no matter their ability, is welcome to attend. Bring yourself and whatever Spanish learning books or devices you have. Hasta luego. Contact Corey Schock by email for more info. We don't have a fluent facilitator at this time (let us know if that could be you!), but we'll learn from each other.

The Regional District is pleased to offer TEEN REC SPACE. Tuesdays from  3-4:30 p.m. at the Rec Centre. Grades 7+. Free public skate, skate rentals, Convert-a-Court for basketball, walleyball, squash, racquetball, ping pong, Wii Bowling and dance. Parents welcome. Hosted by the McBride Youth Committee.
Free legal advice via Skype at the McBride and District Public Library. Legal questions? Come chat with Barrister Jesse Stamm via the internet. Free, private 15-minute sessions available on first-come, first-serve basis. Hosted together with Penny, Stopping the Violence Family Outreach Worker, at RVSS. Call Penny for more info at 250-569-2266 or Naomi at the library at 250-569-2411.
Book discussion group. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. This month's theme is "based on the book". Read the story, watch the movie, and tell us what you think. All welcome to join in!

From McBride O.A.P.O. ( Old Age Pensioners Organization): senior's art class, Mondays 1-3 p.m. at Beaverview Lodge. Instructor Sasha Scott. Come out and enjoy drawing and painting with others each week. Beginners to advanced all welcome. If you have your own art supplies, bring them along. If not, we have extra to get you started. We charge $10 per session to pay for supplies and travel for the instructor. Let your hidden talents shine!

Dungeons and Dragons, Fridays, from 3-6 p.m. in the Library Annex of the McBride and District Public Library. Aimed at ages 12+. All welcome. This Friday, not too far. T his Friday is the Dungeons and Dragons character creation day. I hope for everyone who can and want to make it do because it should be fun. Anyone who cannot don't need to worry. I can get you a sheet during school when I'm in town, or we can just make it next week, on our first day when we begin the grand adventure. With simple cooperation, character creation can be as simple as Pi. Anyway, I hope all that can make it do, it is Friday the 13th this week and I can't wait to see y'all there. This I think shall be fun, and a good introduction. Welcome to the beginning of Dungeons and Dragons and prepare to be amazed by the creativity of imagination. And I don't mean just mine, i mean all of yours as well. Contact Reed-Micheal via the library with questions at 250-569-2411 or by email.

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.

Community volleyball, Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at McBride Secondary School. Grade 8 and up. It will be a drop-in for now but if we get enough interest we would like to go back to making teams. Any questions or think you have enough people to make a team contact Jodi Littlechild at 250-569-7899. Cancelled on October 31 due to Halloween.

The McBride playgroup is meeting on Fridays 10 a.m. to noon at the E-Free Church. This is a program for kids ages 0-6 and their care givers. Come join us for playtime, socializing and a free snack! For more information, contact Emilia Roth at 250-569-6809.

Geek squad: Mondays at 3 p.m. Aimed at ages 9-13. We'll be programming using Scratch and delving into Robotics. 10 spots available. Please let us know you're coming. Contact the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411.

Zumba classes at the Community Centre in McBride, Monday and Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m. It's about an hour long. Zumba is exercise in disguise! It's about moving, having fun, feeling good, and being fit! Drop-in fee is $8. A 5-class punch card is $30. Feel free to contact Tonia Arnold if you have questions. at 250-569-3396 or pm me on Facebook.

Pickleball on Wednesdays at the McBride High school gym starting September 14 from 7-9 p.m.  We will play every Wednesday that the school is open. The age range is from High School students to adults. All equipment is provided.  Bring clean runners and come try it out. For information about Pickleball call Sharron Schiefelbein at 250-569-2583.

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.

McBride community volleyball, Tuesdays at the McBride Secondary School gym from 7-9 p.m. and continue every Tuesday that the school is open. High school age and up. For information call Nadine Shovar at 250-569-2503.

The McBride Community Choir practices on Sundays at the Mountain Chapel on Main Street. If you enjoy music and think you'd like to try singing, don't be shy! All ages, children to great grandparents, welcome. Sopranos, altos, tenors and bass (that's you, guys!), and anything else that's out there... let's fill this valley with the sound of music! Contact Barb Marier at 250-569-8882 or by email.

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

Valemount Public Library Book Club meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information call the Valemount Public Llibrary at 250-566-4367.

Go with the Flow Yoga with Donalda Beeson in Valemount on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Yoga Barn, my in-home yoga studio located at 960 Main Street. Drop-in is $10 a person, mats provided or bring your own. Please dress comfortably and warm; bring a blanket if you'd like one for savasana.

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!

The Robson Valley Toastmasters Club is looking to attract new members. If you ever wished to improve your communication or presentation skills this is a great place to start. Meetings are held from 7-9 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at the Bear's Den meeting room in the Best Western Hotel in Valemount. I am offering a ride to and from my house in Dunster to Valemount for anyone interested in finding out what the club is all about. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email to book a ride or for more information.

Gluten-free cooking with Chef John, Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. Cost:$40 + GST. Contact the Valemount Learning Centre for more information and to register at 250-566-4601.

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