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What: The Whistler Museum and Whistler is excited to announce their first ever LEGO building competition for adults. The theme is "Off Season? What off Season!?" and the event is open to 20 competitors. Call 604-932-2019 to sign up by Tuesday, Oct.

What:  The Whistler Museum and Whistler is excited to announce their first ever LEGO building competition for adults. The theme is "Off Season? What off Season!?" and the event is open to 20 competitors. Call 604-932-2019 to sign up by Tuesday, Oct. 11. Entry to compete is $10 while spectators are welcome to join in the party and cast their votes for the winning submission for a suggested donation of $5.

When:  Thursday, Oct. 13 with doors open to public at 7 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Museum

 

What:  Stand up comedy at it's finest. Local funny man Kelly Dyer and Vancouver's Jonny Scoop are bringing an all-star line up of comedians to come tell it on the mountain. Featuring Sean Emeny, Patrick Maliha, MC Carter Hortie and guest Kelly Dyer. Tickets $15.

When:  Saturday, Oct. 8 show at 9 p.m.

Where:  Garibaldi Lift Company

 

What:  Turkey Sale! The legendary annual sale features up to 70 per cent off brand name goods.

When:  Oct. 7 through 10. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. then Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  Upper Village

 

What:  Learn how-to resources to help with homework and how to find books to please a reluctant reader or a reader who has read everything at a library workshop during Canadian Library Month. Free and no registration required! When:  Friday, Oct. 7 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Community Room, Whistler Public Library

 

What:  The Whistler Waldorf School Harvest Soup Contest is back for the tenth year. Local restaurants are invited to showcase their best harvest soup. For $5 sample each soup and cast a vote by having a full bowl of the selected soup.

When:  Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  At the Farmers Market in the Upper Village

 

What:  Fire Prevention Week in Whistler. This year's theme "Protect your Family from Fire" focuses on keeping you, your family, and your community safer from fire.

When:  Oct. 9 to 15

Where:  Various locations

 

What:  Thanksgiving Semi-Potluck in Squamish. RSVP by calling 604-898-3333.

When:  Sunday, Oct. 9

Where:  Brackendale Art Gallery

 

What:  Dance Whistler AGM. Dance Whistler is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting and supporting dance and dance-related performances,

activities, workshops and events in Whistler. The agenda AGM includes planning the year ahead and electing directors. www.dancewhistler.com

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Public Library

 

What:  Double Trouble Monthly Movie Night featuring Night of the Living Dead at 7 p.m. and Shaun of the Dead at 9 p.m. $10 for the double feature or $6 for each movie. Tickets are available at Millennium Place starting at 6:30pm on the evening of the event.

When:  Wednesday, Oct. 12

Where:  Millennium Place Theatre

 

What:  Lil'wat Basket Weaving Exhibit Launch and Traditional Blessing of the new Chief Joe Mathias Pole.

When:  Friday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Where:  The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

 

What:  Writing workshop with Alma Alexander for people from 10 to 17 years of age. Registration is required and space is limited to 30 people.

When:  Friday, Oct. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Public Library

 

What:  Local author Sara Leach launches her new book for children called Count Me In.

When:  Friday, Oct. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Public Library

 

What:  Whistler Writer's Festival - Opening Reception Tickets are $20 and they are available from the Vicious Circle: www.theviciouscircle.ca

When:  Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.

Where:  The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

 

What:  Mushrooms are popping up just in time for the Whistler Naturalists' 9th annual Fungus Among Us mushroom festival. Friday starts with Andy MacKinnon's "10 Foolproof Mushrooms." Saturday guided walks start at 8:30 a.m. followed by a tasty cooking demo with Owen Foster from Nita Lake Lodge. For details and prices see www.whistlernaturalists.ca .

When:  Oct. 14 and 15

Where:  Myrtle Philip Community School

 

What:  Yoga Jam $20 minimum donation with all proceeds going to the Africa Yoga Project.

When:  Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Where:  The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

 

What:  Kids Day at the Fire Hall

When:  Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where:  Squamish Fire Rescue Hall at 40439 Tantalus Road

 

What:  An informal oil painting workshop, featuring west coast visionary impressionist David Low. Join David for a day of painting Spontaneous Landscapes from the heart! $90 includes canvas & paint

When:  Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  Brackendale School of Art

 

What:  John Jenkins' Smalltown Revival performing with west coast impressionist landscape painter David Low live on stage. Smalltown Revival bring their "down home, deep woods, genuine and pure Kootenay mountain sounds" to the masses. This creative exchange between band and painter will showcase a vast landscape of both sight and sound. Tickets: $15 at Xocolatl in Squamish.

When:  Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.

Where:  Brackendale Art Gallery

 

What:  Recruiting and retaining the best employees workshop.  By the end of the interactive, hands-on workshop, participants will be able to create job descriptions, design a plan for the interview process, determine what tools to use to complement the interview process to enable good hiring decisions, determine suitable search resources for recruiting employees and explore ideas and methodologies to create a workplace of choice that will engage and retain employees.

When:  Monday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

 

What:  Simply Accounting level one workshop. For more information visit www.whistlerchamber.com

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

 

What:  Simply Accounting Level Two - This workshop will build on your existing Simply Accounting skills. Topics will include general ledger and bank reconciliation, bad debts, recurring entries, security, foreign exchange and reporting. The course is facilitated by Jinny Ladner of CanImagine Systems. For more information, visit www.whistlerchamber.com

When:  Thursday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Whistler Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

 

What:  The World In A Garden invites you to celebrate the harvest season with Growing for Change: Multicultural Harvest Celebration. This event invites the world to the garden with harvest celebrations from around the globe! Come out to taste the flavors of fall with food samples, activities, workshops, music and friends.

When:  Sunday, Oct. 23, noon to 4 p.m.

Where:  West 57th and East Blvd, Vancouver

 

What:  Social Media for your business - This workshop will demystify social media's most popular tools and give business owners the confidence to drop in and start reaping the benefits of having a strategic online presence in the social realm. The course is facilitated by Michelle Leroux of Reine Communications. For more information, visit www.whistlerchamber.com

When:  Tuesday, October 18 - November 8, 2011 (every Tuesday for four weeks) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Whistler Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

 

What: The legal side of the employer - This course is designed to ensure business owners, managers and supervisors understand what is required to make their business a success by establishing strong people management practices. We will discuss the Employment Standards Act, WorkSafe BC and the Canada Revenue Agency and how each of these agencies are designed to support the needs of both employees and employers. The course is facilitated by Jennifer Glavas of Summit People Solutions. For more information, visit www.whistlerchamber.com

When: Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Whistler Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

 

Ongoing:

What:  The indoor Winter Farmer's Market will begin its fourth season offering local farm fresh products, prepared foods, arts and crafts.

When:  Every Sunday from Oct. 23 to Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre




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