Special events 

What: FUNCTION BLOCK PARTY The Whistler Arts Council presents its last summer bash, with free food, art, live music, artisans and entertainment way down in the comforts of the industrial park! Lmited tastings avialable from Barefoot Wine and Bubbly and Whistler Brewing. Go to www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

When: Friday August 21, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: Function Junction, various locations

What: MOUNTAIN WEST MUSIC FEST The summer's big musical event in the Sea to Sky Corridor is here! Xavier Rudd, K'Naan and Z-Trip perform for audiences hungry for some great music this summer. Tickets $60 for adults on Saturday, $50 for adults on Sunday, full weekend pass is $85. Go to www.mountainwestmusicfest.com for more.

When: Friday August 21 to Sunday August 23

Where: Whistler Golf Course Driving Range

What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS The In-SHUCK-ch Nation presents the annual In-SHUCK-ch Days, a celebration of the heritage and culture of the people. Come build relationships with people borne of the land and enjoy cedar bark weaving, drum-making and other activities. RSVP at days@inshuch.com. Go to inshuckch.com for more.

When: Saturday August 22 to Sunday August 23

Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin

What: FUTURE PROOF The Whistler Forum for Leadership and Dialogue hosts a "webinar" live from Scotland about the economics of socially and environmentally responsible golf with Benjamin Warren and Jonathan Smith of the Golf Environment Organization. Tickets $10 at the door, RSVP at (604) 938-9132.

When: Tuesday August 25, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Nicklaus North Golf Course

What: BACKYARD GARDEN TOUR The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment presents a tour of some of Whistler's backyards, front porches and windowsills, and the foods that are grown upon them. These gardens grow things like cartos, tomatoes, herbs and apples. Call Sara at (604) 932-2664 for more information.

When: Wednesday August 26, 11 a.m.

Where: Meet at Meadow Park Sports Centre

What: ONE DAY BIKE RIDE BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY Bicycles for Humanity presents a scenic ride from Whistler to Anderson Lake. You can ride 80 km directly or do a detour up the Pemberton Meadows and back for approximately 120 km. BBQ at 3 p.m. Cost $60 at registration. Go to brenda@improving-relationships.com for more.

When: Sunday August 29, be at back of Lot 4 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Where: Whistler to Anderson Lake

What: SOLAR MODEL CAR RACE The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment presents a Solar Car workshop and race for kids aged six to 12 years old! Learn how to harness the sun's energy and win great prizes! And it's free!

When: Saturday August 29

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: PADDLE FOR LIFE A benefit for BC Children's Hospital, this is a chance to try canoeing, kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddle-boarding or sailing and feel good about doing it! Bring your own equipment or rent some from sponsors. For more information call (604) 932-9598.

When: Sunday August 30, registration at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Lakeside Park

What: WHISTLER READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL More than 20 invited Canadian authors and editors will descend on Whistler for a weekend of word-wielding and poetry-slinging. Writers include Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simmonds, Shane Koyczan and Paul Grant. For more info visit www.theviciouscircle.ca.

When: Friday September 11 to Sunday September 13

Where: For tickets go to Evolution, Players Chophouse and Alta Lake House

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