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Three Valley's Community Development apple pressing
Bring your apples to the Dunster Schoolhouse to work with your neighbours and go home with cider or juice for wine.
You are asked to help others in processing their apples and expect that they will help process yours.
Please bring lots of containers for your juice and some large ones for pulp to take home for the compost or livestock.
The scheduled  dates of cooperative "pressing bees" are Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. Pressing will start at 1 p.m. We will press throughout September and maybe into early October as the local apples ripen. Suggested cost to press a 5 gallon bucket of apples: $ 1 or by donation. To reserve your space, contact
Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email. We need to be sure that everyone does not  just show up on the same day.

From the McBride Figure Skating Club: Sharpen those skates! CanSkate and JR. Star Registration will be held in the Robson Valley Recreation Centre lobby on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. The McBride Figure Skating Club welcomes skaters aged 3 and up. The season runs October-March. In addition to the fees below, $40/skater is required to cover insurance. 1st time skaters - $115. CanSkaters - $190. Jr. Star - $390. Come out to registration to have all your questions answered.

Dance workshop, Saturday September 23, 12-5 p.m. Dance instructors - DNR Dance from PG. East Coast swing, two-step and Western line dance this time around. Held at RVCC in McBride. Registration forms at the McBride and Districtd Public Library or contact Lonnie by email. $40 per person, $70 per couple. Register early, the drop in fee costs more.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be shown on September 24, 7 p.m. at the Community Theatre
presented by the Valemount Arts and Cultural Society. In celebration of 10 years of theatre entertainment the tickets will be $10 per person.

Everyone has a story to tell but many people need help telling it. Have you looked for records of your family but not been successful and don't know where to start? The Valley Museum and Archives Society has arranged for Robin Fairservice from the BC Genealogy Society to come into McBride and run four workshopsto teach seniors how to do research and develop their own family tree. Using this information you will be able to develop your own family tree and, with the assistance of our museum videographer, you could also create an oral history.
September 26, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Museum will supply individual computers, all of the materials you will need, and even a FREE LUNCH! There is no charge for the workshops and we will host extra sessions once a week between workshops to help you practice and gather additional information. Workshops will be held at the Beaverview Lodge. Our Genealogy Workshops Project is limited to 20 participants only. We need you to register as soon as possible by calling Heather Zahn at 250-569-3000. It is important for everyone to leave a legacy behind for our children and grandchildren. Your legacy can include your genealogy work, as well as scanned archives, your oral interview and images of family heirlooms.

Dunster Community Association meeting, postponed for one week and will now take place at the Dunster Community Hall on September 28 at 7 p.m. Please review minutes of the May 17 meeting and bring your comments and concerns to this meeting.

Monthly book discussion will meet on September 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library to discuss books on the theme "Teachers and Professors". All welcome to join! Stop by the library to pick up a title or bring your own.

Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council presents an Alphorn concert at Kinney Lake, Mt. Robson Park, Saturday, September 30, 3 p.m. by Alphorn musicians Keith Berg and Jane Houlden. Everyone is welcome to this free event. It takes an hour to walk from the base of the trail at Robson River to Kinney Lake. So plan to be walking by 2 p.m.

From the McBride and District Library and the Valley Museum and Archives: harvest supper, Wednesday, October 4.
Location and times TBA.

The Valley Museum and Archives and The McBride Farmers Institute are pleased to present: For the Love of Cheese:
The art of cheese making.
Learn to make, market and sell artisan style cheeses from experts Hani and Therese Gasser. October 12-15 at the Robson Valley Harvest Company. Thursday 6:30-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 1p.m. Seats are limited and registration is $110 (this pays for your materials and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). To register, contact the museum office at 250-569-3000 or by email. Funding generously provided by Growing Forward 2 (A federal-provincial-territorial initiative)

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.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster Station Museum. Admission is free. Open 12 p.m. noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.

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.

Garage sale at the Dunster Farmer's Market. No charge for sellers. Bring your own table or borrow one from the hall. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come on out, check out the "bargains". Have a coffee and a burger and enjoy a visit with your neighbors.

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

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.
There is no birth group for pregnant and new moms for the next two weeks.  See you Thursday, September 7.

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.
September's Teen Lock-In will be on September 8 rather than the usual first Friday.
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. ***** Yoga classes have been cancelled until September (no classes for the remainder of August). Classes will resume September 6  (Wednesday)*****

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

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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