Crafts, concerts, plays and more …

The holiday season is fast approaching in Williams Lake and leading up to the holidays there are numerous entertainment opportunities.



The comedy The Big Five-Oh continues its two-week run at the Studio Theatre, Nov. 8,9 and 13 to 16 next week. Tickets are available at the door and at the Open Book and Aboutface Photography in advance.

The play is a hilarious, sometimes touching account of a grown man coming to terms with his age, his relationship with his son, and his future. It is the story of a middle-aged man finally growing up.



The Early Bird Christmas Craft Fair takes place at the Elks Hall this Friday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Expect to see all sorts of different craft items from handmade woodwork, crochet Disney character blankets, hobby horses, soaps, perfumes, woodcrafting and other small business items.


The date for the launch of Julie Fowler’s book The Grand Dames of the Cariboo, has been changed from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The event will take place at the Open Book starting at 7 p.m.

Grand Dames tells the story of Vivien Cowan and Sonia Cornwall and their intriguing friendship with Group of Seven painters A.Y. Jackson, and Joe Plaskett.


If you love Led Zepplin you won’t want to miss the Led Zepagain Tribute band coming to the lakecity Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Based in California Led Zepagain is hailed as the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world.

The band includes David Swan Montgomery on vocals and harmonica, in the role of Robert Plant; Jim Wootten, on bass, keyboards, mandolin, guitar, and vocals in the role of John Paul Jones; Jim Kersey on drums/percussion fills the role of the late, great John “Bonzo” Bonham; and Christian Nesmith on lead guitar as Jimmy Page.



Children’s author Anne Theresa White is hosting a nature writing workshop for Children at Scout Island Nov. 13, 14, and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Scout Island staff naturalist, Paula Laita, will work with White to combine nature walks and outdoor games with writing activities to nurture the expressive potential of participating children. Register by phoning 398-8532 or emailing



Ed Peekeekoot, Frank Gleeson and Ed Wahl will be among the entertainers at the annual Cowboy Christmas Concert Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Gibraltar Room hosted by the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin. Cowboy Trade and Craft Fair with an open mic takes place during the day.



Eagle View Equestrian Centre will host a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be cards, gifts, home-made crafts. There will be barrel racing from 1 to 3 p.m. plus a concession. For information call 250-392-2584.



The Ten Thousand Villages Craft Sale is coming up 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 fourth annual Made in the Cariboo Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Tourism Discovery Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a space call 250-392-5025 or email



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

The market includes unique hand-crafted gifts from local artisans, fresh local produce, live entertainment and a concession.



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









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