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SPECIAL EVENTS

WHISTLER FARMERS’ MARKET. July 29, (and very Sunday), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Upper Village, between the Chateau Whistler and Glacier Lodge. Hops and Crops festival over two days. Aug. 4-5 at the Farmers’ Market.

PEMBERTON COWBOY FESTIVAL AND BARN DANCE. From July 27 to 29 the Pemberton Stables will become home to cowboy poets, musicians, yodellers, storytellers and artisans. Cowboy poet Mike Puhallo of Kamloops and the annual chamber of commerce Barn Dance are part of the fun. Call 894-6984 for information.

BEAR FAMILIES OF WHISTLER. Black bear researcher Michael Allen continues his slide show series Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. This month’s presentation looks at adult females and cubs-of-the-year; pregnant females and the forecast for 2002; gestation, huckleberries and weight gain; and late summer bear habitat and encounter guidelines. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children. All proceeds will support black bear research and education.

SKATESPACE. Some of the best skaters and best skate bands converge on the Whistler Skateboard Park Aug. 2-6.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WRITERS’ GROUP. How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get out work published. Interested? If so, please call Stella at 932-4518 for more information.

SUMMER READING CLUB. The Whistler Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is held on Wednesdays from July 11 to Aug. 15. There is a session for preschoolers from 11 a.m. to noon and two sessions for 5-9 year olds: from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be stories, songs, crafts and a costume party to wind up the club. Pre-registration is required. Call the library at 604-932-5564.

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP — is planning a series of volunteer action days this summer to restore and enhance fish habitat around the Whistler Valley. Volunteers donate a few hours of their time and learn much about Whistler’s aquatic ecosystem and the animals that depend on them. This is a great chance to participate in the conservation of Whistler’s natural environment. For more information call Lisa or Veronica at 935-8323.

PEMBERTON MEADOWS MUSIC FESTIVAL. Aug. 31-Sept. 3, requires food vendors, arts/crafts vendors, musicians, ticket agents and volunteers. Please contact Barry at 604-951-0091.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE. WAG is now a registered charitable organization and can issue tax receipts for gifts and donations made.

MY YOUTH CENTRE. Now open at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. Needed are donations of videos, games, Playstation and Nintendo games and any other "cool" stuff. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

PAPERBACKS WANTED. The Whistler Public Library wants used paperbacks for its huge book sale on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the IGA in Marketplace. Bring your books to the library, 4329 Main Street, before the sale or directly to the sale table on Aug. 4.

AT THE MOVIES

JURASSIC PARK III. Dinosaurs rule the earth, or at least a part of it, in director Joe Johnston’s sequel to the sequel of Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. At the Rainbow Theatre July 27-Aug. 2, at 7 & 9 p.m., also July 28 and 29 at 5 p.m.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB. Horstman Glacier open daily for summer skiing and riding in the afternoon.

WHISTLER. Open for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

Foodsafe Level I, July 31 — $90

More information on our Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com or contact Stephanie Wells at 932-5922.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up please call 604 894-1727. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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