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What: WHISTLER'S ENVIRO-FEST A Whistler festival where residents and guests can learn about environmentally friendly choices in the community in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Go to www.hilltrip.com for more information.

When: Monday May 25 to Sunday May 31

Where: Various locations throughout Whistler Village

What: SOUL FUNKTION DANCE STUDIO YEAR-END SHOW Soul Funktion presents "The Quest." This year audiences will be taken on an unforgettable adventure that they just can't miss. Tickets on sale Saturday at Ticketmaster.

When: Friday May 29, 6:30 p.m., Saturday May 30, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday May 31, 1:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: BRINGING BABY HOME The Whistler Health Care Centre hosts a course for pregnant parents. It's a research-based and research-tested psycho-educational program based on the work of John Gottman. Sign on at www.routleycounselling.com.

When: Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Whistler Health Care Centre

What: PLANTING A WETLAND Cascade Environmental Resource Group presents a planting day for the wetland near the skier day lots as part of the annual EnviroFest event. Your help is needed to lay down plants and capture hydrocarbons and sediment.

When: Sunday May 31, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: North side of Lorimer Road

What: ELSE POULSEN The author of "Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behaviour and Emotional Life of Bears" presents a talk in Whistler. Who are bears? Do they have emotions like us - or chimpanzees? Find out this weekend!

When: Sunday May 31, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., reception at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Istken Hall, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

What: WHISTLER READS: SHACKLETON'S WAY Whistler Reads takes on the story of Ernest Shackleton, who with salty seaman in tow made an ill-fated journey to Antarctica and miraculously survived. Tickets $10.

When: Sunday May 31, 3 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: PREVENTION PLUS HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES Radka Pruska will share her presentation "The Secrets of Eating Smarter." It'll teach you how to make smarter choices to positively influence health, performance and recovery.

When: Monday June 1, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 6299 Lorimer Road

What: LIL'WAT CELEBRATIONS POWWOW The Lil'wat First Nation hosts its annual "powwow" event, with both singing and dancing competitions. There will also be a Princess Pageant and arts and crafts vendors.

When: Tuesday June 5 to Friday June 7

Where: Mount Currie Powwow Arbour, Highway 99, call (604) 894-6550 for more details

What: LEADERSHIP SEA TO SKY GRADUATION The Whistler Forum for Leadership and Dialogue hosts a graduation ceremony for its two leadership cohorts. Actress Tantoo Cardinal will attend as a guest. Tickets $30 per person.

When: Friday June 12, 12 p.m.

Where: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

What: WHISTLER CAAP WALK The third annual Whistler CAAP Walk is a 25 km, 12 km or 5 km walk of the Whistler Valley Trail, Dusty's to Dusty's. Reception to follow with live music, kids zone and silent auction. To participate call Tam at peavoyt@telus.net.

When: Saturday June 13

Where: Dusty's and then the Valley Trail

What: FOOD BANK BENEFIT BBQ Local residents are putting on a barbecue, picnic and beer garden to help re-stock the Whistler Food Bank and celebrate Junction Cafe's first anniversary. Must bring blanket and a can of food or donation to the food bank.

When: Sunday June 14, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Riverside Campground

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