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Monthly book discussion at the McBride and District Public Library, Thursday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. April's theme: historical fiction published in 2017. Stop by the library to pick one up or bring your own!

Adult Lego Club, Friday, April 27 from 7-9 p.m. Tim will supply the Lego, we've got snacks. Adults, come by to build with other folks who like to Lego.

Welcome Home Invites you to a Poetry Reading Coffee House in celebration of National Poetry Month, Friday, April 27, 2-3 p.m. Hosted by Welcome Home. Sponsored by Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council and Robson Valley Community Literacy Outreach Program. Come enjoy a free coffee and goodies.  Plan to read one of your own poems or a favourite poem by another poet.

Luckyville, A Play about Money and Revenge, by Sharon Stearns.
A woman returns to her hometown after a long, self-imposed exile, with a 100 million dollar lottery win in her pocket. She is ready to spend it on her crumbling, dilapidated town, and give ten million dollars to each of her four oldest friends. But there's a catch. She is seeking justice for a terrible offense that involved them all thirteen years ago, entangling them in a moral quandary. An estranged husband, avaricious mayor, evangelical cop, Doomsday prepper, and a closet gambler all wrestle with their conscience while making a choice that will have staggering consequences for them all. Factor in an unearthly thug, a very old angel, a child ghost, enchanting music, and you have Luckyville Wishbone's newest play offering for Robson Valley audiences. What would you be willing to do for ten million dollars?
Featuring actors and musicians from Wishbone's theatre ensemble: Harold Edwards, Shara Gustafson, Isis Hiroe, Miwa Hiroe, Andrew Hyrhirchuk, Sarah McCrea, Sharon Stearns, Bob Thompson, Bridget Uhl and Monica Zieper.
The Dunster Schoolhouse, Thursday, April 26
Valemount Theatre, Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29
McBride Elks Hall, Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5
Tickets available at Infinity Office and Health, Home Hardware Essentials, The Dunster Store and at the door.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Group rates available. Cash bar available at the Elks Hall for our McBride shows.

There will be NO beekeepers meeting in March due to spring break and Good Friday. The next meeting will be April 27. Location TBA.

Valemount Legion, April 28, Valemount College Improv night - details to follow
Valemount Legion, May 4, hamburger season starts, served from 5:30-7 p.m.
Liberty workshop with Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer, Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster, Saturday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Experience the magic of dancing with horses! with Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer!
In this one-day workshop, Birgit will show you how she plays with her horses at liberty. Participants will learn what it really means to connect with your horse and the willing partnership that one can achieve when your horse truly trusts and respects you.
In its essence, liberty work is a dance between the trainer and the horse in which we allow the horse to express itself unrestrained and free from tack. Working with the horse in this manner offers us greater and more genuine insight into our true relationship with the horse by offering him the choice of leaving or staying with us to engage in “play.”
In doing so, we are able to strengthen this crucial bond in a way that is naturally enjoyable for our horses, and this will translate to all other areas of our work with our horses, from general handling to riding.
Using an understanding of horse psychology, equine body language and biomechanics, Birgit will teach you how to understand your horse and create the ultimate partnership in which your horses willingly follow and take directions from you, without the use of treats to bribe the horse into performing.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of riders and horse handlers, from experienced horse people to people who have never worked with horses before. There is something to learn for everybody.
This workshop doesn't include any riding. Falling Star Ranch horses will be provided. $100 per person. Auditors are welcome at $25 per person. Contact Birgit at 250-968-6801 or send an email for more information or to register.
Saturday May 5, 1 p.m. at the Best Western Valemount: Succession Planning  for Small Business Workshop. Whether you are just getting started in your business, or are looking to sell or pass it on to new management, this 3-hour workshop provides a comprehensive look at developing your business succession plan. No fee to attend, but please pre-register with Roberta Ciolli at 250-837-5345, ext. 3204 or by email. Sponsored by Basin Business Advisors, Columbia Basin Trust and Community Futures.
Saturday, May 5, 6-8 p.m. at the Best Western Valemount: ME INC workshop. Have you ever wondered about becoming an entrepreneur? Taking your training or skills to a new level and running your own show? Launching a start-up? Maybe buying a business and running it? The Me Inc. workshop is designed to answer your questions. In just 2 hours we will review critical decision points for making the transition, support resources and other details. No fee to attend, but please pre-register with Roberta Ciolli at 250-837-5345, ext. 3204 or by email. Sponsored by Basin Business Advisors, Columbia Basin Trust and Community Futures.
Valemount Legion, May 6, pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. By donation.
Dunster Fine Arts School Society 2018 annual general meeting, Monday, May 7 at the Dunster Schoolhouse, 10 a.m. until noon. Everyone welcome! Contact: Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358.

Come and join in a walk with doctor(s) and clinic staff from McBride Medical Clinic, May 8. Meet at the McBride Hospital.  We will start the walk at 4:30 p.m.

The Wellness medic lifestyle seminar, May 12 and 13, McBride Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1075 Lamming Pit Rd., Saturday, 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Speaker: Rohan K. Watson, counsellor, health coach, fitness and nutrition coach. You are warmly invited to attend an exciting, cutting edge 2-day event. This lifestyle seminar will focus on the whole person.
Mental health - How trauma affects our wellbeing.
Spiritual health - Spiritual detox to finding your Spirit.
Emotional health - Healing the hurt.
Physical health - Clinical Health/The healing power of foods.
Seminar topics: liver cleanser/superior detox; build a stronger immun
e system; chronic fatigue/green energy.
To register, contact Phyllis Krueger at 250-968-4493.

Dunster Schoolhouse will host its annual fund-raiser, the 8"x8" Art Auction, on Sunday, May 13 (Mothers' Day). Early viewing of artworks will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Dunster Schoolhouse gym.

GIVE IT A TRY! An initiative of 55 plus seniors games.
Pickleball, dry land curling, cribbage, cards. Saturday, May 12 at the Robson Valley Community Hall, 1-5 p.m.
No registration necessary. Delicious free lunch provided by Farmer's Kitchen.For more information contact Sharon Mortensen at 250-569-2229.
Valemount Legion, Saturday, May 12: Vic Vaga, Rod Stewart tribute Artist live and direct from Las Vegas. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Don't delay, this show is bound to be a sell-out! Tickets available from the Branch and at Infinity. Members $20 (must show proof of membership); non-members $25.

Horsemanship clinic with Centered Riding instructor Lisa Wieben, July 28 and 29, Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email. https://www.facebook.com/events/2011397315741173

BC Foodsafe Level 1 Certificate. We are trying to set up a workshop for people to get their "BC Foodsafe Level 1 Certificate" here in the Robson Valley at Dunster Schoolhouse on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have an older certificate, most of those will be running out this coming summer so must be renewed. This certificate certainly helps if you are handling food as a worker in the food industry or if you are with a not-for-profit community group and do serve food as part of your fund-raisers.  It is also really good for those who make and sell food products at the local markets. Anyone 12 and over can take the workshop. The instructors who will come out from Prince George for the day want at least 20 people to register and pay beforehand. They need to know by May 14 the numbers so they can order the teaching materials so if you are interested in attending, please get in touch with me before May 14 to reserve your place in this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $100 per person which is less than the online course that you do on your own. Contact Pete Amyoony by email or 250-968-4334.

10-day intensive horsemanship course with Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer, Thursday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 15 (weekdays), Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email. https://www.facebook.com/events/589077534802483

Certification clinic with Chris Irwin (Irwin Insights), August 18 and 19, Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email. https://www.facebook.com/events/1535410469887662

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Robson Valley Support Society is pleased to present the Circle of Security Parenting Program 8-week course, April 26-June 14, Thursday afternoons 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Dunster Schoolhouse. Cost:  FREE!  Also includes baby-sitting and snacks. Facilitators: Lotte Rauter and Regena Bergen.Sponsored by Early Years Initiatives and RVSS. To register, call Robson Valley Support Society at 250-569-2266. For more information send an email to Regena or Lotte or visit www.circleofsecurityinternational.com or the Facebook page under Circle of Security International. At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to understand their child's emotional world by learning to read emotional needs; support their child's ability to successfully manage emotions; enhance the development of their child's self esteem; honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.

Art classes with Sasha Scott, Wednesdays, from 1-3 p.m. at the Dunster Schoolhouse. All classes are $10 per session payable at the class. Classes will run from the end of January until the end of April. For more information contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

Dunster playgroup meets at the Dunster schoolhouse every other Monday starting January 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Dunster playgroup is free and open to children of all ages, though it is geared toward kids 0 to 6. Come join in the fun! Play in the playroom, run in the gym. Crafts and games. Please bring a snack to share. For more information contact Susan Umstot at 250-569-4033.

Old-time music gathering, a family event, at the Dunster Schoolhouse. The tentative plan is to hold these gatherings on the first and third Friday of each month from January to April 2018, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, etc. for an evening of old-time music playing and dancing. Bring a snack of some finger food for a short break at 8:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and juice will be supplied. Any questions or suggestions, contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.
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.
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

T-Ball will be running May 7-June 25 (excluding May 21), on Monday nights from 4-4:45 p.m., for children aged 4-6, at the McBride Centennial School ball diamond. Skills activities and fitness will be promoted. Parental supervision is required on site, and help during practices is appreciated. Practices will only be cancelled in case of lightening, so dress appropriately and bring water. Registration and waivers can be picked up at practices or at the McBride Secondary School office. A donation of $5 to upgrade equipment would be appreciated. Contact Kathy Molendyk, Secretary, McBride Secondary School, 250-569-2295.
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. Valemount Rec Centre, Wednesdays 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.
McBride & District Public Librarym together with McBride Centennial School hosts Ready, Set, Learn at the Elementary School in McBride on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., April 17-June 5. Ready, Set, Learn is a family literacy program aimed at 3-5 year olds and their care-givers. Together we'll sing songs, read a story, enjoy a craft and a snack. Please call the School at 569-2721 to let us know you're coming.

The McBride Playgroup ll meets Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the E-Free Church. All kids ages 0-6 and their caregivers are welcome to come out for playtime, socializing and a free snack. For more information contact Emilia Roth at 250-569-6809.

Zumba classes, Mondays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the McBride Community Centre. $8 for drop-in or $30 for a 5-class punch card. If you have classes left on a card from last year, I will honour that. If you enjoy dancing or even think you might enjoy dancing, this really is a fun way to get exercise! Come with comfy clothes, shoes with not too much grip, and a water bottle.
And prepare to sweat. For more information contact Tonia Arnold at 250-569-7678.

Lego Robotics with Tim ! Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. Aimed at ages 10+. Limited spots (but still some available), so please let us know you're interested at 250-569-2411.
Art classes with Sasha Scott, starting Monday, January 29 from 1-3 p.m. for seniors and friends at Beaverview Lodge on 5th Avenue in McBride. All classes are $10 per session payable at the class. Classes will run from the end of January until the end of April. For more information contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

Mother Goose in McBride, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the McBride and District Public Library Annex. Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, stories and a snack. Aimed at children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Pickle-ball starting January 17 at 7 p.m. at the McBride Secondary high school. For more info contact Sharron Schiefelbein at 250-569-2583.

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.

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! 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.

Gentle flowing Vinyasa/Hatha/Power Yoga schedule: Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. at the McBride Firehall (main entrance, side doors, up the stairs once you enter the building). $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.

Book discussion group. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. 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.

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

Physio education muscle fascia activation back education workshop with Christa Maxeiner at the Valemount Anglican United Church, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to12 p.m. April 21, 28 and May 5. Cost: $30 plus GST. Please register with the Valemount Learning Centre at 250-566-4601 or by email.

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.

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