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What: WORLDWIDE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CANADA? Financial markets around the world are in the red. Most people are at a loss to figure out what’s happening. Find out what it means for Canada with Jonathan Warner, an economist from Quest Unviersity. Admission by donation.

When: Thursday December 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Community Room, Whistler Public Library

What: A DRAMATIC READING OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL Join CBC Radio personality Paul Grant as well as members of the Whistler community for a reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The Whistler Children’s Chorus will provide musical accompaniment. Tickets $10 at Armchair Books and the Whistler Public Library.

When: Saturday December 13, 8 p.m.

Where: Fireplace Lounge, Whistler Public Library

What: BIRKEN CHRISTMAS MARKET Join the Birken community for a Christmas gathering with baked goods, jewelry, paintings, garden art and massage. A big appetite is strongly recommended.

When: Saturday December 13

Where: Birken Fire Hall, Birken

What: CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FAIR Celebrate the holiday season with craft-making, woodwork, a puppetshow and a visit to the Cookie Fairy. Hot lunch available and all are welcome.

When: Saturday December 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Whistler Waldorf School and Spruce Grove Field House, Spruce Grove Park

What: WHISTLER ENTREPRENEURS CLUB MEETING Small business is what makes Whistler tick, and the new entrepreneurs club is a great way for businesspeople to meet and share ideas about how to better themselves in time for the 2010 Games.

When: Monday December 15, 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Whistler Chamber of Commerce hosts its AGM, where they’ll announce the results of Chamber Board elections, the Business Person of the Year Award and an update from VANOC.

When: Tuesday December 16, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: The Nita Lake Lodge

What: BC MUSEUM OF MINING PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE The BC Museum of Mining is hoting a pre-Christmas sale. The public is invited to enjoy employee pricing with a full 20 per cent off everythign in teh gift shop. Proceeds to go support the museum, a non-profit organization.

When: Now to Friday December 19

Where: #1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach

What: THE NUTCRACKER It’s George Ballanchine’s classic like you’ve never seen it before. Goh Ballet presents the Nutcracker in Whistler. Evenings $37.50 for adults/$35 for students and seniors/$22.50 for children 12 and under. Matinees $32.50 for adults/$30 for students and seniors/$17.50 for children 12 and under.

When: Friday December 19 to 22, evenings at 7:30 p.m., mats at 3 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: BANDS AGAINST HUNGER FUNDRAISER Join the fight against hunger. All you have to do is listen to music. This fundraiser will include performances by Fall of Summer and Redeye Empire, as well as artisan art by Dave Petko and Alexai Villaseca. $8 admission.

When: Sunday December 21 to 22, doors 8 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

What: COMMUNITY HOLIDAY SING-ALONG Join the Whistler Children’s Chorus in the singing of Christmas carols and other holiday favourites. Admission by donation.

When: Tuesday December 23, 5 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: 25th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS The 25th annual interdenominational Christmas Eve service and everyone is welcome to attend. Community members will be there to read the story of Christmas and the public is invited to join with them in singing Christmas carols.

When: Wednesday December 24, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Westin Resort Hotel


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