Get out and enjoy Williams Lake

Don’t even think about leaving town this weekend, not when there are so many things to do and events to enjoy right here in our beautiful city.

Don’t even think about leaving town this weekend, not when there are so many things to do and events to enjoy right here in our beautiful city.

Starting tonight and running until Sunday is Theatre B.C.’s Central Interior Zone drama festival that takes place at the Studio Theatre, which will include plays, coffee critiques, and acting workshops.

And the Stampede Whirlaways square dance club will hold its Spring Regional Jamboree at the Glendale gym Friday night through Sunday morning.

On Saturday, Relay for Life begins at 1 p.m. and wraps up at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Williams Lake Secondary School track. Show your support for cancer survivors and do your part to help eradicate the deadly and heart-breaking disease.

Also bring the kids to the Canadian Tire parking lot on Saturday where there will be a free Tim Hortons Bike Rodeo to teach children the skills to ride safely. The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

On Saturday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway, racing fans will be in for a ride, as the ARCA West OK Tire Series cars make their way into town. Locals Ryley Seibert and Garnet Grimard will both race in the series and will be on the track for the event.

Also on Saturday night will be an ABBA and Fleetwood Mac tribute concert, performed by Arrival and Dreams, taking place at the Gibraltar Room at 7 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Lakers Car Club Spring Round Up takes place and will feature auto enthusiasts from across North America. The event will feature a cruise night and poker run (at the Stampede grounds) and a car show and shine and ladies poker run, also supported by the Williams Lake Downtown Business Improvement Area Association, in downtown Williams Lake from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

And don’t be afraid to get a little dirty at the Williams Lake Off-Road Motorcycle Association’s Dirty Knobby cross-country ride this weekend at the Dirty Knobby pits, just off of Mountain House Road. Saturday events will include a rider clinic, poker run, A, B, C and pee-wee course rides and a banquet, while Sunday will include guided trail rides and dual sport rides.

And bring the family to the Child Development Centre’s annual Children’s Festival that takes place in Boitanio Park on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature all sorts of fun and entertainment, including magician Clinton W. Gray and Twiggly Wiggly.

See you out there!