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SHOPS ON MAIN, Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Little Bits and Fabric Peddler
Quiet Breeze Creations
Caffeinated Creations and Itty Bitty Bath co.
Pops Tops on Main- all shirts/hats 15% off.
Rose Sutter -knitted designs
The Cookie Jar
Memories in Glass. - new glass work and fresh apricots!

Stop by my home this Sunday, August 19, anytime between 12-3 p.m. at 765 Dominion Street, McBride. I'd love to show you all about Modere! it is all about CLEAN LIVING!!!! Do you know how clean living is "trending" these days?! Modere has been CLEAN for almost 30 years!!!! Before it was a buzz word!! 3 weeks ago I travelled to Salt Lake City and was able to see Modere Headquarters in person. Here are just some of the main reasons that I have fallen in LOVE with this company:
If its not pure & safe it will NEVER make it into their products! That is NOT an empty promise, it's a committment they've been honoroing for 30 years! Their products are NEVER tested on animals. Recyclable. Manufactured with wind energy. Modere was the FIRST to remove contraversial chemicals from a wide range of products. Customer based Referrals - imagine being rewarded for simply sharing on social media products that you love and inviting your friends to do the same. Clean and good for the environment, the packaging is biodegradeable. In 30 different countries and just getting started in Canada, which is HUGE!
Aligns with my values.
If you want to check it out, here is a coupon link, oh did I mention that you get $10 OFF?! I hope you take a look, let me know what product or products you are most excited to try. https://www.modere.ca/home/welcome/?referralCode=597408
Who is ready to experience Clean Living with me?! Share the Love https://www.modere.ca/home/welcome/?referralCode=597408
For more information contact Jen Quam at 250-569-7382 or by email.

Come watch the solar eclipse at the McBride and District Public Library, Monday, August 21 at 9 a.m. We have 20 pairs of special glasses!

McBride Youth Committee presents 4th Annual Summer Street Festival, Wednesday, August 23. Bring your lawn chairs and hockey sticks and come out for family fun! ParticipACTION events will be held in the park each time. Concession will be run by the Live Different group. Contact Jen at 250-569-2266 or Rick at 250-569-0165.

The Adventist Church is hosting a LAMMING MILLS REUNION August 18-20 at the church on Lamming Pit Road. The weekend will begin with a classic car and vintage vehicle show and shine on Friday, August 18 from 5-7 p.m. We will be delighted to enjoy your treasures and visit with you. Supper is included from 6-7 p.m. and you are all welcome! We are inviting the community to visit, reminisce, eat and worship with us. For a schedule of meals and programs contact Elsie Stanley at 250-569- 2596 or by email.

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.
August 15, September 5, 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.
Vacation bible experience. Grab y're hat, pull on those dusty western boots, and sharpen y're spurs! Come join us for Cactusville. Experience the Southwest (where kids are called to follow Jesus). McBride Seventh-day Adventist Church, Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25, 6:30-8 p.m. For information and to arraign transportation call Phyllis Krueger at 250-968-4493.
Kids food camp, August 21-25, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aimed at ages 5-12, younger with an adult.We'll be planting/cooking/nature crafts and stories. Pre-registration is required by calling or dropping by the McBride and District Public Library. Limited spots! Hosted by the Community Literacy Task Group and the Open Gate Garden.
Robson Valley Beekeepers and Wannabeekeepers meeting, Bell Mountain Motel, Friday, August 25, 6 p.m. Potluck barbecue. Topics of discussion:
1. Effects of the long hot spell.
2. Planning for honey extraction.
3. Mite management options for fall.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

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

Summer reading program, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. 3 weeks left! Crafts, snacks, games, giant chess, checkers, and Jenga games available during library hours! Ages 6-12.

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! Friday at 9 p.m. Nerf Nite! 13+. Food, friends, fun. Come get locked in the library after-hours and play nerf capture the flag.

Summer story times, Tuesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. Preschoolers, bring your caregivers for stories, songs and fun.

Fun Fridays, Fridays 2-4 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. Dust off your wings and lace up your hikers to explore our natural world. Join us for crafts, games, and crazy activities. Ages 5-12, but all welcome.

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)*****

Spanish group! Hola a todos. Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. For people to practice and learn Spanish. Everyone, no matter their ability, is welcome to attend. Bring yourself and whatever Spanish learning books or devices you have. Hasta luego. Contact Corey Schock by email for more info. We don't have a fluent facilitator at this time (let us know if that could be you!), but we'll learn from each other.

The Regional District is pleased to offer TEEN REC SPACE. Tuesdays from  3-4:30 p.m. at the Rec Centre. Grades 7+. Free public skate, skate rentals, Convert-a-Court for basketball, walleyball, squash, racquetball, ping pong, Wii Bowling and dance. Parents welcome. Hosted by the McBride Youth Committee.
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.

Geek squad: Mondays at 3 p.m. Aimed at ages 9-13. We'll be programming using Scratch and delving into Robotics. 10 spots available. Please let us know you're coming. Contact the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411.

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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