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Astronomy Thursday night

What: ASTRONOMY FROM THE HILLTOPS Join astronomy popularizer Ken Hewitt-White for an evening of personal reflections on night sky observing. He will recount stories with the aid of colour slides. Admission is by donation to the Whistler Naturalists Society.

When: Thursday May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: Pemberton Legion BBQ This fundraiser for Rotary will bring bluegrass and great food. Adults $12, seniors & kids $10.

When: Friday May 19, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Legion

What: FUNDRAISER CARWASH Help the Grade 6/7 children of Spring Creek Elementary raise money at their carwash, hot dog sale and bake sale in Function Junction.

When: Saturday May 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Home Hardware parking lot

What: GIANT USED BOOK SALE Every kind of book from fiction to non-fiction, hard covers and soft covers will be sold at the Giant Used Book Sale in front of IGA. All proceeds to go to the Whistler Public Library.

When: Saturday May 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: In front of IGA

What: BIRKEN SPRING FESTIVAL The Birken Recreation Cultural Society is hosting their spring festival this weekend at the Old School House beside the fire hall.

When: Saturday May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The Old School House

What: FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS Whistler’s renowned black bear researcher Michael Allen will give a presentation on Whistler’s black bears, looking at trends in adaptive behaviour and personality. Tickets are $10/$4 from the musuem in advance or $15/$5 at the door. Call 604-932-2019. The event is sponsored by the Whistler Museum.

When: Saturday May 20, 7-9 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: BOTTLE DRIVE FUNDRAISER The graduating class of Whistler Secondary School will be hitting the streets to collect empties for their bottle drive fundraiser. Put empties at the end of your driveway, drop off to grads at the depot or call ahead to 604-932-4063.

When: Sunday May 21

Where: Whistler Bottle Depot

What: FIREFIGHTERS CARWASH FUNDRAISER The Whistler Firefighter’s Association is holding a carwash to support a local resident who is walking for breast cancer this fall. Each wash is $10 and all proceeds go towards breast cancer research. The day of the wash depends on the weather over the May long weekend. Look for the truck near the Starbucks in Marketplace.

When: Sunday or Monday May 21-22

Where: Marketplace parking lot

What: THE MONSTER DISEASE - DEPRESSION Dr. Allan Young will present an eye-opening discussion on the disease and the effect it has on families, friends and communities. Admission is free. RSVP to Marg Pallot at 604-932-0866 or 604-638-0170.

When: Tuesday May 23, 6 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: COMEDIAN FRED PENNER Family entertainer Fred Penner is back in town with two shows to entertain the young and the young at heat. Tickets are between $10 to $17. Call 604-935-8410.

When: Wednesday May 24, 4 and 7 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place


What: TOURISM WHISTLER AGM Among other things the financial statments for 2005 will be received at Tourism Whistler’s annual general meeting.

When: Saturday May 20, 2 p.m. (registration at 1:30)

Where: Conference Centre - Spearhead Room