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What: HARVEST SOUP CONTEST The Whistler Waldorf School presents the annual contest this Thanksgiving. For $5 you can sample some of the best soups around and get a bowl of your favourite.

When: Sunday October 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Farmer’s Market, Upper Village

What: WHISTLER SLIDING CENTRE RE-OPENING The Whistler Sliding Centre is open to the public again and ready for touring. The Canadian Olympic Team will be training there throughout the month of October. Canadian athletes are expected to own the 2010 podium, and this is a chance to see them get there.

When: Tuesday October 7

Where: Whistler Sliding Centre

What: OLIVE TREE CIRCUS FUNDRAISER Local activist Sara Jennings is raising funds for a trip to Palestine with the Olive Tree Circus, a troupe made up of nine adults and two children. It’s a group that includes Palestinians, Jews, Christians, Americans and Canadians.

When: Thursday October 9, 7 p.m.

Where: #45 Building L, Eagle Ridge Drive in Whistler Cay Heights

What: BC 150 CELEBRATION SCAVENGER HUNT The Whistler Public Library is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the province of British Columbia. A family scavenger hunt will kick off the event, followed by a lecture from noted historian Jean Barman.

When: Thursday October 9, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP Instructor Christine Battiston presents a free belly dance workshop. She’ll teach you Middle Eastern moves that are certain to make you sweat, so bring lots of water and prepare to dance!

When: Thursday October 9, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Lululemon Athletica

What: TURKEY SALE AND SWAP Whistler Blackcomb presents the annual Turkey Sale, the best time of year to pick up your skiing equipement. The sale promises great activities and deals, including 20,000 square feet of ski and board equipement at up to 70 per cent off.

When: Friday October 10 to Monday October 13

Where: Blackcomb Daylodge

What: GIANT USED BOOK SALE Drop off book donations of any kind at Nester’s Market, TD Canada Trust, Whistler Public Library or Spring Creek Community School. Proceeds split between libraries at Whistler Secondary, Spring Creek and Myrtle Philip.

When: Saturday October 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: In front of IGA in the Whistler Marketplace

What: WHISTLER CREEKSIDE FASHION AND LIFESTYLE MARKET Find a new look by checking out unique, original and locally-made products for men, women, kids and dogs. Companies include Gwaii, Chloe Angus and Sweet Pepper.

When: Saturday October 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Creekside

What: ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE ALL-CANDIDATES’ MEETING Whistler’s arts community will hold an all-candidates’ meeting for candidates in the upcoming municipal election.

When: Tuesday October 28, 5:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: ROWBOAT IN A HURRICANE The Whistler Public Library presents a slideshow by Julie Angus as she tells people about her harrowing journey across the Atlantic Ocean. 9,836 kilometres, 145 days, 200 dorado fish and four hurricanes combine for a serious adventure.

When: Sunday October 29, 2 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

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