Craft fairs and holiday teas popular

There are numerous craft fairs and holiday teas and other community events happening in Williams Lake this month.



Corky Williams and Sage Birchwater will be signing copies of their new book Corky Williams Cowboy Poet of the Cariboo-Chilcotin at Save-On-Foods book store from 1 to 4 p.m., today, Friday, Nov. 22








St. Peter’s Anglican Church Women will hold their Christmas Bazaar and Tea on Sat. Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be baking, crafts, attic treasures and more on the bazaar tables, a fancy tea served, and a raffle draw.







The fourth annual Made in the Cariboo Fair art and craft sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Tourism Discovery Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.







The Evangelical Free Church is hosting an interdenominational gospel sing-a-long on Sunday, Nov. 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the church located at 1100 North 11th Avenue.







The Cataline Christmas Craft Sale is this Saturday Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m







The Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade and Craft Sale continues today, Nov 21 to 23 at Cariboo Bethel Church hall. There will be fair trade chocolate, coffee, and handicrafts from more than 25 countries including musical instruments, pottery, jewellery, baskets, games, toys, linens, Christmas food and drink, spices, and chocolate. The event includes an ethnic Mennonite luncheon.







The Medieval Market returns to Williams Lake Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 at Lake City Secondary, Columneetza Campus.

The market includes unique hand-crafted gifts from local artisans as well as fresh produce from local growers, live entertainment and a concession. The Medieval Market is organized entirely by volunteers so all profits go to Lake City Secondary students.






The Women’s Contact Society is hosting its second annual Crafting with Recycling night on Monday, Nov. 25.

All women ages 12 and up are invited. Bring your recycled Christmas cards and learn some neat ways to keep them in your house.

The Women’s Contact Centre has moved to 51A Fourth Avenue South above Canadian Mental Health Association.

To register call 250-392-4118 or email events




The annual Pet Photos with Santa to support our local SPCA is coming up Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital.









The popular Christmas Tea & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7.

In addition to enjoying a tea with treats, there will be a bake sale available as well as memberships for just $5 or the whole year.

Of course tours of the museum displays are always available.







Auditions for the Studio Theatre’s new musical continue Saturday, Nov. 23 starting at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre with director Jay Goddard. The comedy needs a cast of 16 people ages 16 and up, eight men and eight women. There are three principle singing parts for men and three principle singing parts for women.

This musical production is billed as an uproariously funny tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets.







The Transition Town Group is hosting a film and discussion night next week on the film Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. The event takes place Monday, Nov. 25,  starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall.

In this PBS documentary (also a book), Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the unique history of four plants,   which have found a way to make themselves essential to humans.


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