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What: PIECES OF EIGHT A Surrey-based collaborative female art group puts a treasure trove of work on display for a limited time at Club Intrawest. The group uses collage, mixed media, water colour, acrylic on canvas and various other techniques.

When: Starts Thursday September 3, art preview from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Club Intrawest

What: WHISTLER NATURALISTS BIRD WALK The Whistler Naturalists present their annual bird walk, a way for locals to keep account of the various bird species that visit our valley. It's a great way to know what kinds of natural wonders can be found here.

When: Saturday September 5, starts at 7 a.m.

Where: Foot of Lorimer Road, Valley Trail

What: TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER SESSION The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents a session on how to address skills shortages using foreign workers. There's a multitude of ways to incorporate foreign nationals in a way that will help out your business.

When: Thursday September 10, 10 a.m. - noon

Where: Whistler Chamber Boardroom

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 Simmonds, 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

What: INSIDE THE OLYMPIC INDUSTRY Dr. Helen Lenskyj, a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Toronto and a staunch critic of the Olympic Games, talks about why she thinks it's time to reform the Games.

When: Saturday September 12, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: CHEAKAMUS CROSSING COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE The Whistler community is invited to get a look at a lasting Olympic legacy with a visit to Cheakamus Crossing. You'll be able to explore the site through tours of display homes, athlete residences and the high performance centre. BBQ lunch for all visitors.

When: Sunday September 13, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Cheakamus Crossing

What: ROTARY FAMILY FUN DAY AND BC RIVERS DAY Rivers Day celebrates our rivers and provides an opportunity to learn about the roles that healthy watersheds play in our survival and well being. To be joined by Rotary's Family Fun Day.

When: Sunday September 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Meadow Park

What: BC RIVERS DAY IN PEMBERTON Stewardship Pemberton presents its second annual BC Rivers Day Celebration. It's a celebration of Pemberton's beautiful waterways at the northern edge of town with educational displays, interactive events, a silent auction and BBQ by donation.

When: Sunday September 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: One Mile Lake Park

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