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The Valley Piecemakers Quilt group meets for fun and quilting on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m. 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.

Something strange is happening at McBride Secondary! Could it have something to do with an aspiring show girl, a handsome Scotsman, a mysterious doctor, or a deranged old widower? Join the senior drama class on Wednesday, December 19 or Thursday, December 20 to watch Burying the Hatchetts written by Whitney Ryan Garrity, a period comedy-thriller distributed by Brooklyn Publishers. Music class students will be performing live music at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Everything is featured at the Round House Theatre. Admission is by donation. Starring: Sally Buck, Taylor Traquair, Calla Kalnin, Falisha Kohn, Lane Longuskie, Alison Moore, Saeda Rose, and Amber Whelpton. We'll be happy to see you there!

Sho-Tai is returning in December. Elijah Robinson, Class 3 Sho-Tai Practitioner, will be in McBride, Wednesday, December 19 and in Valemount, Thursday, December 20. Sho-Tai utilizes examination of color changes and markings  on the eyes, tongue and teeth to determine health changes in the body. Muscle testing (Kinesiology) is utilized to determine the weakest and most damaged organs and glands which are causing health issues. Kinesiology is also applied to determine which foods are negatively impacting the body and which herbs will aid the body in healing. We are all unique, like a snowflake, so a food that may be healthy for one person, may actually be detrimental to another, because of our genetic make-up and other causal factors throughout our lifetime. The system follows the principles of Cleanse, Repair and Maintain to achieve optimum health. If you are a client of Sho-Tai or would like to be, contact Kelly McNaughton or leave a message at 250-968-4400. Kelly also maintains a local supply of Sho-Tai herbs for clients.

The Long Night -  a service of hope: a sacred gathering with music, prayer, scripture, and quiet reflection. Please join us on Wednesday, December 19 at 6 p.m. at McBride Anglican United Church for The Long Night Service, a time for quiet, for healing, for hope. We recognize that in the seasons of Advent and Christmas many struggle with finding feelings of joy when they are grieving or dealing with the harsh realities of life. We recognize people may need to step away, even for an hour, from the busyness and bustle of preparing for Christmas. Through music, scripture, and quiet reflection we will seek the hope that God offers in the birth of Christ and lift prayers for one another and ourselves. We will gather in community to support one another -  come to find support for yourself or come and be the angel that God sends to be with those seeking to know that "God so loved the world". Led by Kim McNaughton with music by Sarah McCrea and Ellise Gustafson-Randall.
Monthly book discussion will meet on Thursday, December 20 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss books with "snow" in the title. All welcome to join the conversation. Feel free to bring your own title or stop by the library to pick up one of ours.

McBride Christmas Day dinner committee: Alone for Christmas? Single, couples, or families who have no one else to share Christmas Day with are invited to join us on December 25 at 4 p.m. in the Evangelical Free Church in McBride for a FREE community Christmas day turkey dinner. No reservations necessary! Volunteer cooks and help needed. Call Betty at 250-569-3386. Need a ride? Shut in? Senior at home needing a dinner delivered?  Call Jennifer at 250-569-3158) and we will pick you up or bring you a meal. Sponsored by community members and churches of McBride.

McBride Farmer's Institute meeting, January 8 at 7 p.m.
Robson Valley Beekeepers and Wannabeekeepers
There will not be a December meeting. The next beekeepers meeting will be Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. at the McBride Library. Topics of discussion  to be announced closer to the date of the meeting.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

The Dunster winter market is almost upon us. It starts the second Saturday of January (12th) and will continue until Easter. We will be providing a soup, bunwich and coffee and we are looking for volunteers for a second soup, simple desserts and help in the kitchen. Contact Keith Harcus at 250-566-5153 or by email to volunteer or if you have any questions about the market. With your help we can keep this valuable winter social activity thriving.
Old-time music gathering - a family event - at the Dunster Schoolhouse, on the first and third Friday of each month from November 2018 to April 2019 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, etc. for an evening of old-time music playing and fun. 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.

Gather, laugh and learn at the Dunster Play Group. We welcome families with children from 0-6 years old and their siblings on non-instructional days. Monday, November 12, Monday, November 26, Monday, December 10, 10 a.m. until noon at the Dunster Schoolhouse. Please bring a healthy snack to share. Parents and care-givers are required to remain on site to comply with licensing. This year parents are asked to volunteer to coordinate the sessions. There will be a sign-up sheet in the playroom with the expectations for the bi-weekly sessions. Many hands make light work! We are grateful for Early Years funding that allows us to continue offering this popular service. Thank you to our local Success by Six and Children First Table that supports the fun we have in Dunster. For more information contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358.

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.

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Ongoing Events in McBride

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.

Zumba dance, Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the E-Free church building. This will be the location until Christmas break. For more information contact Tonia Arnold at 250-569-3396.

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.

Open ukulele jam with Melissa, Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Bring your uke, or we'll have a few extras to play on. Beginners welcome! For questions contact Melissa at 250-569-0205.

Monthly book discussion meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the McBride and District Public Library. October's theme is "Books that evoke the atmosphere of Autumn". All welcome to join the conversation on the 25th 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.
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.

Mother Goose in McBride, Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (starting October 24) at the McBride and District Public Library. Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, fingerplays and snack time. Aimed at ages 0-3 and their caregivers, but all preschoolers welcome! Hosted by Robson Valley Community Services and the Library.

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

We are pleased to announce that Valemount College has met the stringent requirements of the Ministry of Advanced Education and has obtained provincial accreditation! The Valemount Learning Society has generously provided financial support to potential students in the form of bursaries worth $2000/student during our inaugural year. Students may also qualify for further financial support and can contact Valemount College to obtain further information. With such generous funding available, students should be able to cover most or all of the tuition costs for their post-secondary funding. We will be rolling out 2 of our academic programs in the spring and summer of 2019: The Tourism Administration Certificate Program will run in April 2019, while The Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program will run in July 2019. More information is available at www.valemountcollege.ca. Apply at Valemount College today and don't miss the bursary application deadline! Valemount College, inquiry@valemountcollege.ca, 250-566-0067.

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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