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Old-time music gathering, a family event, at the Dunster Schoolhouse, Friday, November 17, 7-10 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 9 p.m. Coffee, tea and juice will be supplied. The tentative plan is to hold these gatherings on the first and third Friday of each month from January to April 2018. Any questions or suggestions, contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.
McBride Christmas craft fair, Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. NEW VENUE: Robson Valley Community Centre (beside the arena). Come on out to the annual Christmas craft fair hosted by McBride Secondary School PAC. There will be over 40 tables of crafts, baking, home-based business sales and more. Cost: $1 or by donation. There will be a concession run by Mustangs Boys Basketball. All money raised at the craft fair support programs and extra-curricular activities for students at the high school. We look forward to seeing you Saturday and thank you for your support.

Spanish group, Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m. Everyone of all speaking/reading/writing abilities is welcome to attend.

Mandala art at Christmas. A gathering at the Dunster Schoolhouse to bring in the season. Mixed media mandala art and stories. Sunday, November 19, 1-4 p.m. Contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358 or by email. Some materials will be supplied, please bring what you have. Everyone welcome - no experience or special talents necessary!.
The Dunster Station Museum Committee would like to invite all interested persons to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Nov 22 at 1-3 p.m. at the Dunster Hall to discuss any and all concerns regarding the Station Museum. We will be discussing how the 2017 season went and plans for 2018 including who the featured family will be and what might be included in the gift shop. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email if you would like more information.

Talent show, November 23, at the Roundhouse Theatre in McBride.
Seeking talent in our community, all ages. A skit, song, dance, comedy, magic, pet tricks, music, art, poetry, story-telling, athleticism, juggling, theatrics, ... and anything else you can imagine. There is lots of time to think of your idea and practice before the show (please keep your talent limited to 4.5 minutes or under). This event will be a fundraising event for the Live Different trip to Mexico with the high school students. Tickets will be available early November. A concession will be available during a break the night of the event. Contact Lonnie Gustafson by email, phone/text 250-569-7657 with your enthusiastic ideas.

The Valley Museum and Archives is pleased to present: Felting: an advanced class with Forest Felters. November 25-26 at 521 Main Street, McBride. Let Hugh Perkins and Kathy Juncker teach you how to produce relief and incorporate organic material. Felt your own work of art (wall hanging, table runner or to sew into clothing).  Learn how to market your own work.
Seats are limited and registration is $30 (this pays for your materials). To register, contact the museum office at 250-569-3000 or by email. Funding generously provided by Community Futures Fraser Fort George & Beyond the Market.

Snowflakes or angels stained glass class
McBride class: Tuesday, December 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dunster class: Tuesday, December 19, 6-10 p.m.
Valemount class: Wednesday, December 20, 6-10 p.m.
$75 for ornament trio, $125 for snowflake. For more information contact Leah Redmond at 780-995-3088 or by email or message Leah on Facebook. You can see posts on both McBride and Valemount discussion boards as well. Class times are open to slight changes as we are working to set this up so we can accommodate everyone. Venues will be announced once I confirm everything in the next week.
Community Christmas dinner committee: please join us on December 25 at 4 p.m. in the Evangelical Free Church in McBride for a FREE turkey dinner. No reservations necessary. Volunteer help and cooks needed (call Betty at 250-569-3386). Sponsored by Community Members and Churches of McBride.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster playgroup meets at the Dunster schoolhouse on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:
November 22, December 6, December 20
. We will also be taking part in the annual Dunster Christmas concert on December 18. 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. T he tentative plan is to hold these gatherings on the first and third Friday of each month from January to April 2018, from 7-10 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 9 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

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.
From McBride & District Public Library: Ready, Set, Learn program, Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Elementary School. A pre-literacy program aimed at 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers, we'll have songs, stories, snacks and a craft. Hope you can join us! This program is 8 weeks long and is hosted together with McBride Centennial Elementary School. All welcome, but please let the school know you're coming at 250-569-2721.

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. THERE WILL NOT BE CLASSES OCTOBER 11 or 12!

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.

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.

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

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.

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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