What: Used book sale - Who doesn't love, love, love a used book sale? (Pique staffers certainly do) The Whistler Library's Giant Used Book Sale is coming up. Get ready to poke through thousands of books of all genres - adult and children, fiction and non-fiction, thrillers, romance, and all that falls between will be for sale by donation. Put down your laptop and get back to the root of all things good for your intellect and imagination. Crack open those books and breathe in the smell of your potential. Books are good for the soul and the mind (and nothing makes a living room look better than a stack of good novels sitting by a comfy chair). All proceeds go toward Whistler Public Library.
When: Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: in front of IGA Marketplace.
What: Sacred flight - Follow extreme filmmaker Peter Chrzanowski's documentary on his paragliding quest through Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Canada, Chile, USA and Peru. Admission by donation.
When: Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m.
Where: Premier Crystal Lounge, Whistler
What: Tax back quiz - Calling all international workers. The taxback.com quiz will have over $300 worth of prizes including bike park day passes. Free entry, teams of four. Mandatory registration with Aoife prior to entry -604-967-3886.
When: Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Elephant & Castle, Whistler
What: Yoga retreat Celebrate the diversity of yoga with all proceeds going to Yoga Outreach. This unique event features 20 amazing teachers from many lineages including Anusara, Dru, Sivananda, Jivamukti, Insight Meditation and Vijnana. For full program and registration information visit www.yogaoutreach.com/events, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: May 27 - 29
Where: Paradise Valley, Squamish
What: Drum making workshop All ages invited. Cost is $130, including drum frame, deer hide, sinew for lacing, drum stick. Please call or email to register - 604-897-1421 or email@example.com.
When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 29
Where: Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre
What: Polio fundraiser - A major Rotary event to help raise funds to eradicate polio. Fine wines, gourmet dining, live and silent auction, music by the Hairfarmers, and charismatic key speaker Heather Moyse - Olympic gold medalist in bobsleigh. $150 per ticket. Call 604-902-3478 or go to www.elixirsoflife.ca.
When: May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lil'wat Cultural Centre
What: Food Bank Tours - Come down to the Whistler Food Bank and tour the facility. Learn why clients are using the food bank, what kind of service they are provided with while there, and what each client receives. If you have ever donated to the food bank, this is your chance to see how that donation was used.
When: Monday, May 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 6299 Lorimer Rd.
What: Hunger awareness day Tuesday, May 31 is Hunger Awareness Day. Whistler Community Services will be hosting a family dinner in support of the food bank. Bring a non-perishable food item or a small cash donation and enjoy a BBQ dinner with your family.
When: May 31 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Spruce Grove Field House