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What: FUNGUS AMONG US The Whistler Naturalists present the sixth annual Mushroom Festival including talks by Andy MacKinnon, who will talk about how to poison yourself with mushrooms, and Paul Kroeger, who will talk about “fungal foibles and mychological misdemeanours.” Contact Kristina Swerhun at for more details.

When: Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18

Where: Whistler Library, Myrtle Philip Community Centre

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 19, 2 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: PROVINCIAL AND REGIONAL UPDATE FROM JOAN MCINTYRE Joan McIntyre, MLA for West Vancouver-Garibaldi and Minister of State for Intergovernmental Rrelations, will give an update at a luncheon sponsored by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members.

When: Monday October 20, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Resort Whistler

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: HALLOWEEN 2008 AT BUFFALO BILL’S Celebrate Halloween Whistler-style at the best location in town. Parties also happening at locations including the Bearfoot Bistro, Apres and Araxi.

When: Friday October 31, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

What: MUNICIPAL ALL-CANDIDATES MEETING The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents an all-candidates meeting for people seeking council seats in the upcoming municipal election.

When: Saturday November 1, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Whistler Secondary School

What: INSPIRED LEADERSHIP – WINNING AND ENGAGING THE NEW WORKFORCE The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents a Spirit Luncheon and Breakfast featuring Dr. John Izzo, who will help attendants understand the changing expectations of the new workforce.

When: Wednesday November 5, 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Thursday November 6, 7:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

What: WERC JOB FAIR The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents the annual WERC Job Fair. Jobs are first come, first served. Bring at least three copies of your resume. Be ready to have on-the-spot interviews with potential employers.

When: Wednesday November 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (interviews until 4 p.m.)

Where: TELUS Whistler Conference Centre

What: FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 COURSE This eight-hour course is mandatory for all food handlers, cooks, dishwashers and the like. It’ll focus on food contamination, hazardous foods and dishwashing.

When: Monday November 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Whistler Chamber Boardroom

What: ADELE CAMPBELL EXHIBITION The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery has announced its exhibition schedule for the winter. First up is the 15th annual “Spirit of Winter” Group Show, to take place at the end of November.

When: Saturday November 29

Where: Adele Campbell Gallery

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