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What: LUNAFLIKS Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Amores Perros (Love’s a Bitch) is a movie about three interlocked stories that begins with a car crash in Mexico City. It’s a $5 entry, $3 with a LUNA card. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to make the evening complete. Call 604-902-0769 for details. And don’t forget Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on August 25.

When: Thursday August 18, dusk

Where: Lost Lake Park

What: ASHLU RIVER FESTIVAL Kayak lessons, canoeing clinics, creek boat clinics, raft trips and guided hikes are all part of this second annual festival celebrating the Ashlu River and surrounding valley. For more info go to www.whitewater.org or call 604-815-4113. Event costs $45.

When: August 18-21, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day

Where: Ashlu River

What: BOOK SALE AT FARMER’S MARKET Sunday’s market just got a little better with the addition of a used book sale booth. All proceeds go to Whistler’s Writers Festival. Organizers are still looking for books. Call Stella at 604-932-4518.

When: Sunday August 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Upper Village

What: SLOW FOOD CYCLE Join in this 50 kms en masse bike ride through the rich Pemberton valley and stop at the stalls showcasing local food producers. This is where you can pick up some delicious fresh farm food such as organic blueberries, hazelnuts, garlic, potatoes, greens, beef and of course, seed potatoes. The event is free and open to anyone willing to pedal. A delivery system is available to carry purchases. Check out www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com.

When: Sunday August 21

Where: Pemberton

What: LEGO CREATIONS The Whistler Museum & Archives is hosting a lego building competition for children and adults! The goal is to build an environmentally friendly form of transportation out of lego. Cost is $10/family. Pre-registration required. Call 604-932-2019. Space is limited.

When: Sunday August 21, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Spruce Grove Field House

What: FLEA MARKET Check out the crafts, concessions, book table and much more at the Pemberton and District Museum flea market. For info call 604-894-5504.

When: Saturday August 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Museum, 7455 Prospect Road

What: REEL ALTERNATIVES Saint Ralph is the story of a Catholic school boy who believes he can save his mother’s life by winning the Boston Marathon. Check out this bittersweet comedy on the big screen at the idyllic outdoor setting of Lost Lake Park. Bring blankets and chairs. Tickets are $5. Rain location is MY Millennium Place at 9 p.m. Call 604-935-8035 for details.

When: Friday August 26, 9:30 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake Park

What: BRACKENDALE FALL FAIR If you think you might want to volunteer at the annual Brackendale Fall Fair with its garden produce, home baking, and craft booths as well as tractor rides and games, then call Dan McRae at 604-898-8499.

When: Saturday September 10

Where: Brackendale Farmer’s Institute Fair Grounds

MEETINGS

What: PARALYMPIC OPEN HOUSE Concerned about the Paralympic arena and where it might go? Learn more at an RMOW open house. Options include building it in the village, at Meadow Park on in Squamish. The is the community’s chance to provide comment before council makes their final decision on Sept. 6.

When: Saturday August 27, 2-7 p.m.

Where: Spruce Grove Field House

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