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Wishbone Theatre presents: Hunter of Peace by Sharon Stearns. Hunter of Peace is a play inspired by the real-life adventures of explorer and botanist Mary Schaffer Warren, an American widow who led a dangerous expedition in search of the headwaters of the Athabaska River in 1907. Overcoming the limited expectations of women at this time, she journeyed on horseback through untouched wilderness - a thrilling adventure full of courage, romance, heartbreak and joy all set against a backdrop of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Featuring some of Wishbone Theatre's favourite local actors and musicians:
Shara Gustafson, Miwa Hiroe, Isis Hiroe, Seth Macdonald, Sharon Stearns, Bridget Uhl, Dustin Winzer. At the Roundhouse Theatre in McBride on Sunday, October 22. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20.00. Available at The Dunster General Store, Infinity Office and Health,  Home Essentials and at the door.

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. Sunday, October  22. Pressing will start at 1 p.m. Suggested cost to press a 5 gallon bucket or milk crate of apples $ 1.00  or by donation. Please let us know if you plan to come by contacting Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

Dunster play group will meet at the Dunster schoolhouse from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, 23 October. Come run in the gym and enjoy open play in the playroom. Please bring a snack to share. For more information contact Susan Umstot at 250-569-4033.

Mental Health and Addictions presents: stress management information session, Wednesday, October 25, at the Community Services Building (by the Hospital), 1126-5th Ave., McBride, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Monthly book discussion at the McBride and District Public Library, Thursday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. This month's topic is "Set in England". All welcome to stop by and pick up a title or bring your own to the discussion.

From Dunster Community Association & Three Valleys Community Development Cooperative: local potluck harvest supper, celebrating the value of local food, Saturday, October 28, at the Dunster Community Hall. Coop annual general Meeting 4:30 p.m. Pot-luck supper at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Draw for door prizes at 6:30 p.m. Film (to be confirmed) 7 p.m. Please bring a dish with something locally grown or picked wild if you can. Also we ask each person to bring something home-grown or locally made for the door prize table. Everyone goes home with a door prize! A true community event for the entire Robson Valley. All welcome! Admission by cash donation (1/2 to Co-op and 1/2 to Dunster Community Association). For information contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

This spring there was an overwhelming response to the idea of starting our own Toastmasters group in McBride
so the next step is holding a demonstration meeting so we all can see what its about! TOASTMASTERS demonstration meeting/open house, Saturday, October 28, 1-3 p.m. at the McBride Fire Hall. Spread the word, everyone welcome!

Robson Valley Music Society presents: Bill Bourne, Thursday, November 2, Dunster Schoolhouse. Doors 7 p.m.. Show 7:30 p.m. Bill Bourne is a Canadian multiple Juno award winner who has received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. A veteran of the international roots and blues scene, life on the road is reflected in Bill's music with powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in blues, world beat, cajun, celtic, folk, latin, funk, poetry and more.
www.billbourne.com. Tickets $15.

Old-time music gathering, a family event, at the Dunster Schoolhouse, Friday, November 3, 17 and December 1
from 7-10 p.m.
Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, etc. for an evening of old-time music playing and dancing! A quick meeting at 7 p.m. sharp to decide on the plan for the evening (learning new music, learning how to play together, learning the old-time dances, just having fun and dancing, etc.). 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. Admission by donation to pay for the school rental. Any questions or suggestions contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.
Sho-Tai in McBride and Valemount. The healing art, Sho-Tai, with Class 2 Practitioner Evan Dougherty, is returning to McBride and Valemount November 14 and 15, with his visits every 3 months (current clients please note the change in visits from October to November). He will be in McBride for a day and a half, and in Valemount on the afternoon of the 15th. Sho-Tai is known for a number of techniques, including muscle testing (Kinesiology), which determines the electrical flow throughout the body - it can identify where the body has gone weak or is not functioning at full capacity. Terry Bell, the founder of Sho-Tai, went on his own 'health trek' in his 20's due to his own health issues. He began studying various techniques, including electric acupuncture, and iridology. Terry noted similarities in color changes and markings with the eyes, tongue and teeth, which related to health issues in various parts of the body. After many years, these assessments became part of Sho-Tai. The assessment also looks at what foods are interfering with the healthy functioning of the body. We are each unique, like a snowflake, based on our upbringing, family history, etc.  Terry describes someone eating a food that disrupts their body, 'like a cow eating meat'.  Recommendations are made, to try to avoid the foods that are disrupting the body's healing process. Two or three herbs, which can aide the body in recovering healthy function are also recommended. Terry recommends making changes for a 'season', or 3 months, in a process of healing that flows from cleansing, to repairing, to maintaining health. Not only did Terry improve his own health, but he has traveled coast to coast, helping thousands of people recover their health, for more than 35 years now. Evan has traveled and worked with Terry for more than 10 years and is now bringing this unique health assessment to the valley, every 3 months.  If you have any questions, you may refer to the Sho-Tai website, or contact Kelly McNaughton with questions or to book an appointment at 250-968-4400.
Valemount Arts and Cultural Society presents Acadian performers Vishten, Wednesday, November 15,7:30 p.m., at the Valemount Community Theatre. Tickets @ Infinity. Adults $30. Students/seniors $25. At the door +$5. With a fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences. Lauded as  "traditional but fiercely up-to-the- moment" (Penguin Eggs), this band from Canada's east coast has been recognized as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world.

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.

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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 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

From McBride & District Public Library: Ready, Set, Learn program, Tuesdays at 10:15 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.

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

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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