Armchair travel events popular in the lakecity

The Cariboo Potters Guild’s Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s food bank takes place Friday.

The Cariboo Potters Guild’s Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s food bank takes place today, Friday, Feb. 12 at the legion hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For $15 visitors receive a hearty bowl of soup donated by local restaurants, homemade bread and get to take home the handmade bowl the soup comes in.

The fundraiser also includes a silent art auction.

Big Night Out

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Big Night Out 2016 dance and fundraiser takes place this Saturday, Feb. 13 at Signal Point Gaming.

The evening includes dancing to the music of Run Home Jack, raffle prizes, and games with prizes. For tickets visit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters office at 200-369 Oliver Street or call 250-398-8391.

Gospel Sing-a-Long

An Inter-Denominational Gospel Sing-a-Long will be held Sunday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church on Eleventh Avenue North. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Armchair Trek in Nepal

Heather Rolston and Sue Price will give a presentation on their trek in the Himalayas at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 16 starting at 7 p.m.

The pair trekked through the Himalayan Mountains to Everest base camp over the Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri and through the Gokyo Valley. They comment on the amazing scenery, people and culture they discovered in Nepal.

Travel and Dessert Night

The Travel and Dessert Night series continues on Wednesday, Feb. 24 with a presentation by Frances McCoubrey on her explorations in Mount Edziza Provincial Park near Dease Lake in Northwestern B.C. The event takes place in the St. Andrew’s United Church hall with admission by donation.

Dessert is served at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m.