Operation Smile fundraising tea this weekend

Dr. Stefan de Swardt will be the guest speaker at a fundraising Winter Blues Tea for the local branch of Operation Smile Saturday.

Dr. Stefan de Swardt will be the guest speaker at a fundraising Winter Blues Tea for the local branch of Operation Smile taking place Saturday, Feb. 22 at Cariboo Bethel Church.

The tea runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and costs $5 which goes toward purchasing supplies and equipment for the international Operation Smith program.

To date the local group has raised $10,500 for Operation Smile.

Established in the 1970s Operation Smile is a non-profit international medical charity that provides safe, effective reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

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International Women’s Day film and discussion

The Women’s Contact Society will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a  film, discussion and dessert night.

The event takes place Saturday, March 8 at the TRU cafeteria in Williams Lake starting at 5:30 p.m.

The documentary film Miss Representation will be shown with a panel discussion to follow.

To register for the event call Ashlee Turatus at 250-392-4118.

Be Wild theme for spring break at Scout Island

Be Wild is the theme for spring break activities for kids at Scout Island March 19 to 21.

The program for children ages 6 to 13 will have participants outside exploring, playing games and having adventures every day between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Each of the three days has a different theme. Children can be signed up for one day or all three days at a cost of $25 per day.

Themes include spring birds; animal tracks; signs of spring; carnivores; herbivores and omnivores using skulls and more; using microscopes; feeding nature house animals; finding art in nature.

To register call 250-398-8532 or email shemphill@netbistro.com.

Neil Diamond tribute show

The legion in Williams Lake is celebrating the legendary Neil Diamond with a special tribute show next month.

Diamond Forever, A Celebration of Neil Diamond  with Jason Scott takes place Saturday, March, 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the legion hall.

Tickets are $20 and available at the legion. Call 250-392-4255 for more information.

Snacks and appetizers will be available for order.