Bill Lloyd made bird houses with visitors at last year’s Earth Friendly Holiday Event happening again this weekend.

Bill Lloyd made bird houses with visitors at last year’s Earth Friendly Holiday Event happening again this weekend.

Santa magically appears here and there

Several seasonal activities are planned for the weekend to get locals in the spirit of Christmas.

Earth Friendly Holiday Event

The 2014 Earth Friendly Holiday Event takes place at the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre Friday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Local artists and crafters will be volunteering time and materials for people to make interesting holiday crafts such as bird houses, popcorn garlands, gift cards, wreaths, beaded jewellery, and more using donated recovered and recycled materials .

The event is spearheaded by the Conservation Society and Williams Lake Field Naturalists in partnership with the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.

Free swim

The Cariboo Memorial Complex is getting into the holiday spirit with a free family swim, games, and healthy snack from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. families can also register for a 30-minute swim to survive class. To register call 250-398-7665.

Santa skate

Santa will appear at the Cariboo Memorial Complex on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to skate with families.

Regular rates apply for this skate.

Pet Photos with Santa

The annual Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser to support the local BCSPCA is Saturday, Nov. 29.

Photos will be taken between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital on Broadway.

Santa visits Boitanio Mall

Santa Claus will be visiting with children this weekend in the Centre Court at Boitanio Mall.

Santa will be in the mall tonight Friday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30 from noon to 3 p.m.

Most stores in the mall will be open until 10 p.m. with the Giant Stocking Draw happening at 9:45 p.m. The stocking is valued at more than $1,400. Watch for advertisements in the Weekend Advisor this event.

St. Peter’s ushers in Advent

Everyone is invited to St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Carson Drive Sunday, Nov. 30 starting at 4 p.m. for choral music, flute and piano to usher in Advent, featuring The Holden Evening Prayer.

Seniors Village craft fair

The Williams Lake Seniors Village is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair and Open House on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Residents have made lots of interesting items to share with visitors.

Inter-Church Christmas Gospel Music Night

The Evangelical Free Church at 1100 – 11th Avenue North is hosting an inter-church Christmas gospel music sing-a-long night this Sunday, Nov. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.



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