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What: NESTEA CHILL ON THE HILL Nestea presents Chill on the Hill, the ultimate part to bring a chill to a hot summer. Summer and winter activities all day followed by a free concert featuring the Stills. Go to whistlerblackcomb.com for more.

When: Saturday July 25

Where: Top of Whistler Mountain

What: USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LEADERSHIP The Whistler Forum for Leadership and Dialogue hosts a discussion with Alexandra Samuel, CEO of Social Signal. Samuel has helped lead online strategies for social media projects such as BC Hydro's Facebook Green Gifts and Vancity's Change Everything. $10 admission.

When: Sunday July 26, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Legends in Creekside

What: BIKE SHOW OFF Whistler 2020 hosts a fancy cruiser and low rider Bike Cruise. Bring your bike to show off along with a non-perishable foot item for the Whistler Community Social Services Food Bank. Starts at Meadow Park Sports Centre parking lot and goes to Lost Lake parking lot via the Valley Trail.

When: Wednesday July 29, 7 p.m., ride leaves at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Meadow Park Sports Centre parking lot

What: ARTWALK OPENING RECEPTION ArtWalk is coming, invading venues from Marketplace to the Town Plaza. The opening reception will see art and business create social gathering places with live music, art and dance.

When: Friday July 31, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Various locations, visit whistlerartscouncil.com for more

What: TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER SESSION The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents a session to educate people on how to allow a foreign national to work in Canada on a permanent or temporary basis. It will also show how employers can address skills shortages.

When: Tuesday August 4, 10 a.m. - noon

Where: Whistler Chamber Boardroom

What: HI WHISTLER OPEN HOUSE Hostelling International is opening the doors of its location at Alta Lake for visitors from Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton and Greater Vancouver in its final year. There'll be a Swiss Auction, open mic music competition, canoes, kayaks and food from local vendors. Call (604) 932-5492 for more information.

When: Saturday August 8, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: HI Whistler, 5678 Alta Lake Road

What: PENNY MARTYN - NAKED CLAY The Whistler Arts Council is hosting Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake, each of them two to four day workshops that host beginners to intermediates and everything in between. Learn to paint in the heart of nature. Price $150, go to whistlerartscouncil.com for more.

When: Saturday August 8 to Sunday August 9

Where: Alta Lake Station House

What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS The In-SHUCK-ch Nation presents the annual In-SHUCK-ch Days, a celebration of the heritage and culture of the people. Come build relationships with people borne of the land and enjoy cedar bark weaving, drum-making and other activities. RSVP at days@inshuch.com. Go to inshuckch.com for more.

When: Saturday August 22 to Sunday August 23

Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin

What: WHISTLER READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL More than 20 invited Canadian authors and editors will descend on Whistler for a weekend of word-wielding and poetry-slinging. Writers include Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds, Shane Koyczan and Paul Grant. For more info visit www.theviciouscircle.ca.

When: Friday September 11 to Sunday September 13

Where: For tickets go to Evolution, Players Chophouse and Alta Lake House