Special events 

What: BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY BIKE RIDE 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: WORCAPALOOZA WORCA presents an outdoor bike festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Competitions include uphill climb and downhill races. First event is the Celebration Criterium at 3:30 p.m., where participants make laps of trails on lower Blackcomb. Registration required, but it's free.

When: Saturday August 29, 3 p.m.

Where: Blackcomb Base II

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

When: GREEN DRINKS Hilltrip and the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment present their 20th Green Drinks, a social networking event for people interested in the state of the environment.

When: Wednesday September 2, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: Black's Pub

What: PIECES OF EIGHT A Surrey-based collaborative female art group puts a treasure trove of work on display for a limited time at Club Intrawest. The group uses collage, mixed media, water colour, acrylic on canvas and various other techniques.

When: Starts Thursday September 3, art preview from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Club Intrawest

What: TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER SESSION The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents a session on how to address skills shortages using foreign workers. There's a multitude of ways to incorporate foreign nationals in a way that will help out your business.

When: Thursday September 10, 10 a.m. - noon

Where: Whistler Chamber Boardroom

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

What: INSIDE THE OLYMPIC INDUSTRY Dr. Helen Lenskyj, a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Toronto and a staunch critic of the Olympic Games, talks about why she thinks it's time to reform the Games.

When: Saturday September 12, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: ROTARY FAMILY FUN DAY AND BC RIVERS DAY Rivers Day celebrates our rivers and provides an opportunity to learn about the roles that healthy watersheds play in our survival and well being. To be joined by Rotary's Family Fun Day.

When: Sunday September 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Meadow Park

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