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What: luna - rhyme and reason Vancouver hip hop artist Ndidi Cascade will give a workshop which includes an intro to hip hop, rhyme writing, freestyling and performance skills, and then ends with a jam where everyone can try out their written raps and freestyle on the mic. The focus is on socially conscious lyrics. Entry is $5/$7.

When: Thursday January 5, 8:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place, downstairs

What: SWIM FOR MEMORIES Friends and family of people who have been touched by Alzheimer’s are invited to come out for a swim. Christine Suter will be swimming 10 km and collecting donations to raise money and awareness. Make a donation at www.walkformemories.com.

When: Sunday January 8, 7-9 a.m.

Where: Meadow Park Sports Centre

What: a deep winter storytime Deep winter conjures up thoughts of abundant snow, chilly noses and cheeks, long still nights and cozy times by the fire. Children are invited to cozy around for some stories, rhymes and a craft at the library’s ‘A Deep Winter Storytime.’ Pre-registration is required for the craft activity. Call 604-932-5564.

When: Sunday January 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: LUNA - JAPANESE MOVIE LUNA presents ‘All About Lily Chou-Chou/Lily Cou-Chou no Subete’, the first in a monthly Japanese movie series. Tickets are $4/$2.

When: Thursday January 12, 9 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: UZUME TAIKO A unique performance, combining heart-stopping choreography with Japanese festival drumming. Tickets are $20/$17. Call 604-935-8410.

When: Wednesday January 18, 8 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: WHISTLER NATURALISTS: PINEAPPLES, POWDER & PRECIPITATION Learn a little more about Whistler’s weather from the experts. Environment Canada’s David Jones will explain regional weather patterns that bring dry snow and wet snow and local avalanche forecasters will put that in perspective for what that weather means for skiers and riders. Admission is by donation.

When: Thursday January 19, 7 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: THE VINYL CAFE Stuart McLean, one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers, will record more adventures from The Vinyl Cafe in Whistler. McLean will be on hand for two performances. This could be the perfect Christmas gift! Tickets are on sale at MY Millennium Place or call 604-935-8410. Tickets are $30.

When: Tuesday Jan. 24 or Wednesday Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

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