DECEMBER 19th– DECEMBER 25th 2011
MONDAY December 19
Christmas Break Toonie Swim: At Strathcona Gardens from 1-3pm, Monday to Friday until January 2nd. For more info call 250-287-9234.
*REMINDER* 11th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Fair Nov. – Dec. 24th:
Staff and volunteers at the Campbell River Art Gallery are busily decking the halls to prepare for the 11th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Market. The Victorian-themed Christmas Market opens Thursday, Nov. 10 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. After 5 p.m. Nov. 10, the public is invited to stop by for a cup of hot apple cider and a Christmas treat while they spend some time browsing the beautiful boutique. With at least 21 new artisans featured, the Market will be bigger and better than ever and will provide Christmas shoppers with the opportunity to purchase quality handcrafts, support local artisans and support the Campbell River Art Gallery. The Market will be open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas Eve. The Gallery is planning artisan demos every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the Christmas Market, so make sure to stop in and see an artisan at work!
Holiday Kids Escape - December 19, 20, 21 & 22: Do you have a ton of errands to complete next week before Christmas? The kids are out of school and will have to tag along OR you can register them in Holiday Kids Escape at the Community Centre. Youth leaders will entertain them from 11am-4 pm on Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22 with games, crafts, baking and gym time! $25 per day. Register for one or all of them at the Community Centre or Sportsplex. Call Karen Chappell at 250-923-7911 for more information.
Timberline Christmas Tree Sale December 15th to 21st: Timberline 2012 grads will be selling Christmas trees at Discovery Foods to raise money for their dry grad festivities. Trees are $30.00ea. Pre-sales are welcome by calling Tricia at 250-923-7646. Please come out and support the Timberline Grads of 2012.
TUESDAY December 20
Christmas Baking: Make a variety of yummy traditional & not so traditional treats for your holiday guests to enjoy. Community Centre Catering Kitchen from 3-5pm. $11/person. For more info call 250-286-1161.
Mistletoe Munchkins: Introduce your toddler to the Spirit of Christmas with a fun filled interactive party filled with songs, stories and more. Community Centre Preschool Room #5 from 9 – 10:30am. Cost is $8/child ages 18 months – 3yrs. For more info please call 250-286-1161.
Christmas Open House: Please join Claire Trevena for a Christmas open house at the Constituency Office from 2-4pm. For more information please call 250-287-5100.
WEDNESDAY December 21
Celebrate a Life Christmas Concert: Please join the Campbell River Hospice Society as they host this fun evening of Country hits and Christmas Classics with a multi-artist acoustic concert that the whole family will enjoy! We will be featuring award winning Canadian Country Music singer/songwriters: Gary Fjellgaard, Samantha King, Jake Matthews, Sue Medley, Pear, and Duane Steele. In conjunction with this concert, the Hospice Society will be holding their annual Celebrate-A-Life event. On December 21st, you will have an opportunity to remember a loved one by placing a dove on one of Hospice's Christmas Trees during Tidemark's business hours as well as before, during intermission and after the concert. The Trees of Remembrance will also be available during Tidemark's regular business hours on December 22nd. Order Tickets: $30 Admission, $27 Tidemark Members. For more information please call 250-287-7465.
Jam Session: Every Wednesday evening a group of musicians sit around and share music in an informal, relaxed setting. Everyone is welcome to come and join in or just sit and listen at Serious Coffee from 6:30 – 8:30pm. For more information please call 250-923-1312.
1st Annual Complimentary Turkey Dinner: Quay West Kitchen is having its 1st annual complimentary turkey dinner. Open to all! Dinner is by donation. From 5:00 – 7:00pm. Donations go to Campbell River Food Bank. For more information and reservations please call 250.286.9988.
Celebration of Light: Join the Centre for Spiritual Living for the annual Celebration of Light. They plan an evening of music, spoken word, food, candles, infused with a dose of joy! This is a great family friendly celebration and pot luck. From 7:00 – 9:00pm at Willow Point Hall.
THURSDAY December 22
Santa’s Lil Helpers: Catch the spirit of Christmas by participating in a class filled with jingle bells, traditional songs, Christmas crafts, stories and more! Community Centre Preschool Room 5 from 11am- Noon, ages 3-5, $8/child.
FRIDAY December 23
Carols by Candlelight: Grab your toques and scarves, warm your vocal chords and bring your family to join Tourism Mount Washington and a group of carolers for a whole evening of song and good cheer! Hot chocolate, cookies and rumor has it that Santa will be here for those last minute Christmas wishes! At Mount Washington Alpine Lodge. For more info call 1-888-231-1499.
Open Mic Night: Every Friday evening Serious Coffee in Willow Point hosts open mic at 7:00pm. Come in and sign up to perform or just come and enjoy an evening of amazing local talent. All ages welcome. Come early to get a seat...this is a very popular event. For more information please call 250-923-1312.
SATURDAY December 24
Christmas Eve in a Barn: Enjoy a unique Christmas Eve in a real functioning barn with the Converge Church family! Hot drinks will keep us warm on the inside as we sing Christmas Carols together. At Simms Creek Farm, 999 Merecroft Rd. from 6-7:30pm. Free! For more information please call 250-204-7789.
Christmas Eve Service: Join us for a non denominational Christmas service and celebration. At Mount Washington Alpine Lodge from 7-8pm.
SUNDAY December 25
Free Christmas Dinner: At Heriot Bay Inn, doors open at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. For more info call 250-285-3322.
Christmas Dinner with Friends: Don't be alone this Christmas; join us for a free home cooked meal. Entertainment and activities for the kids provided. 1-3pm at the Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Need transportation? Please call 250-830-7254. Interested in volunteering? Please call Brenda 250-287-9483.
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