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SPECIAL EVENTS

Esq. Vancouver jazz quartet perform original pieces and classics. Part of the Season Your Winter jazz series at Maurice Young Millennium Place, Dec. 28 and 29.

SUBMERGE. A teen dance at Meadow Park Sports Centre with a live DJ. The Dec. 29 event is a fund-raiser for the Whistler Youth Centre. Tickets are $10; fun starts at 9:30 p.m.

FIRST NIGHT. An alcohol-free night of entertainment in the village on New Year’s Eve. Workshops, music, street entertainers, face painting, party hats – the whole shbang. But you can’t get in without a ticket, available from municipal hall, Meadow Park Sports Centre and the Myrtle Philip Community Centre.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. All the verbal jousting, debate and intrigue of municipal politics returns Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at municipal hall.

WHISTLER’S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Please call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date

HELPING HANDS

ENTERTAINMENT 2002 . Purchase Entertainment 2002 savings books from the Rotary Club of Whistler and support local community projects. Discount coupons are valid immediately and include 2 for 1 savings or significant discounts on golf, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, local and Vancouver restaurants and services, as well as national and international savings. To purchase a book ($46) contact Joanne Amos at 604-905-4256.

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.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >> People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit us online at www.bearsmart.com < http://www.bearsmart.com > (email: info@bearsmart.com )

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB. Kokanee Valley Race Series GS, Jan. 3. Sprite Park Riders Series halfpipe, Jan. 5. Canadian Freeskiing Championships Jan. 7-12.

WHISTLER. Canadian Freeskiing Championships Jan. 7-12. Kokanee Valley Race Series super G, Jan. 10.

AT THE MOVIES

LORD OF THE RINGS . Frodo, Gandalf, the Nasgul, the Shire – all the characters and scenes from Middle Earth in book one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale, The Fellowship of the Ring. At the Rainbow Theatre, Dec. 28-Jan. 3, at 3:15, 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. daily.

HARRY POTTER . Back to wizard school. Daily matinee at the Rainbow Theatre Dec. 28-Jan. 3 at 12:30 p.m.

COLD FUSION . Warren Miller’s examination of physics on snow is screened Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

January Training Sessions

Jan. 8, Continuous Process Improvement — $109

Jan. 9, Foodsafe Level I — $90 +GST

Jan. 10, Conducting Employee Reviews — $109

Jan. 15, Progressive Discipline — $109

Jan. 18, Conflict Resolution 1; Anger Management— $109

Complete information on the Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com, or contact Stephanie at 932-5922.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT CENTRE. Free workshops on resume and interview skills. Make sure you have the latest information on job search skills so that you can optimize your chances for employment. Call Marta or Nicola @ 604-932-6281 to reserve a seat and to confirm time and location.

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 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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