Luke and Chace Kohlen with the pinecone mice that they made at last year’s Earth Friendly Holiday event.

Luke and Chace Kohlen with the pinecone mice that they made at last year’s Earth Friendly Holiday event.

Festive weekend coming up

Check out what’s in store for Williams Lake this weekend.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further.

Here’s your guide to what’s up in the lakecity this weekend.

Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25

Earth Friendly Holiday

With pinecones, fresh pine wreaths, upcycled bicycle rims and crafts, the Earth Friendly Holiday Event taking place Nov. 24 and 25 is a refreshing way to celebrate the Christmas season.

In an “extravaganza” of free wreath, arts and nature crafts making, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, Scout Island Nature Centre and the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake are hosting their seventh such event at the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre.

Attendees can come away with handmade cards, clay and woven ornaments, pinecone mice, birch bark critter homes, bird feeders and recycled mobiles — all nature friendly ways of celebrating the holidays.

The Xat’sull crafters will also be making an appearance with beaded crafts.

The Arts Council will be collecting gently-used winter wear to clean, bag and hang in the trees at Boitanio Park for those in need. They’ll also be taking donations for the Food Bank.

The event will run on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to come, join in the fun and take a breather from the pressures of the season.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Jesaja Magic Show

Jesaja, a magician, illusionist and manipulator will be showing off his skills in a magic show on Nov. 25.

The event is a fundraiser for Atom Development Hockey, and will feature a family carnival and concession starting at 3 p.m. with the magic starting at 4 p.m. in the Gibraltar Room. The event will be full of games, food, prizes, and, of course, magic.

Tickets are $10 per child, with a free adult ticket when accompanying children.

Tickets are available at Taylor Made Cakes, United Carpet Flooring or any Atom Development Player.

Fire and Ice Hospital Gala

The Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust is hosting their annual gala at the Sacred Heart Catholic School on Saturday.

With CJ’s Southwestern Grill doing the catering, the Vancouver-based band March Hare will be returning to the event.

Several items are up for auction, including a weekend for four at the Nimpo Lake Wilderness Inn, handmade quilts and a Penticton wine tour.

All the money raised will go to fund equipment for the three different departments at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

Sparkling in red, white and silver the event is sure to be stunning.

Pet Pictures with Santa

A fundraiser for the SPCA, bring Rover, Spot, Lassie (or any of your pets) out to the Williams Lake Vet Hospital for a photo with Santa.

For $15, Craig Smith, of About Face Photography, will make sure your pet looks great next to Santa in a professional print you’ll be able to frame at home.

All well behaved and leashed or kenneled pets are welcome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details call the SPCA at 250-392-2179.

St. Peter’s Anglican Annual Tea and Bazaar

Crafty items, tasty tea and a delicious lunch are all on the menu at St. Peter’s Anglican Church’s annual tea and bazaar.

Starting at 11 a.m. at the church and running until 2 p.m. people are welcome to head over for a traditional tea, baking, door prizes, raffle draw crafts and attic treasures. For more information call 250-392-4246.

Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26

Cataline Craft Fair

Cataline’s annual craft fair will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elementary School.

With treasures, handmade gifts, and everything from soap to candles to jewelry on display, Christmas shoppers can take their pick of the market.

Mountview students will also be at the event selling homemade products to raise money for uninsured wildfire victims.

All proceeds will go to Cataline Elementary School students.

Medieval Market

Hear ye, hear ye! Ye olde Medieval Market is nigh.

Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days at the Williams Lake campus of Lake City Secondary, the juried market is known for the quality of goods it sells as well as the variety of locally produced products.

Music will run throughout the day, both days at the market, and all the funds raised will go to high school students.

Saturday admission is $5, which includes a weekend pass, while Sunday costs only $3.

The admission also gets your name entered in a draw for over 80 door prizes, as well as a courtesy coat and baggage check.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Grey Cup Party

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 is hosting a Grey Cup Party on Sunday Nov. 26 starting at 2 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Tickets are free for veterans, $5 for members and $10 for the general public and are available at Margetts Meats, The Comer Beer and Wine Store, The Legion Bar or by email to wljrcadets@gmail.com.

Watch the game on the big screen and enjoy chili and rolls for $5.

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