Learn to make an origami crane at the Whistler Public Library on Saturday (Sept. 21) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of International Peace Day. Hosted by the Whistler Multicultural Network, the event sees participants trying to make 1,000 cranes in five hours, which will then turned into a “Peace Crane Tree”, all as an artistic expression of hope for world peace. All materials are provided. For more info, visit www.whistlermulticulturalnetwork.com.
Treasure your Chest
Also on Saturday, Tadasana Yoga in Pemberton hosts a special yoga and education event aimed at supporting breast health from 3 to 5 p.m. The workshop promises to teach yoga practices that will improve your immune system and stimulate lymphatic circulation, among other things. The cost is $35 or $25 for early birds. Call Tadasana Yoga at 604-384-1330 or 604-902-6410 to register.
Mountain Galleries Artist Demos
Head over to the Whistler Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Sept. 22) to catch live artist demonstrations, courtesy of Mountain Galleries. The demos start at 11 a.m. and feature different B.C.-based artists entertaining visitors and locals alike with live and interactive painting, sculpting and jewellery-making demonstrations.
Cure your Cabin Fever
Winter is just around the corner, and what better way to get in the mood than the Whistler Arts Council’s (WAC) Out of Bounds launch party, Cabin Fever, on Tuesday (Sept. 24). Scotiabank Gallery at Millennum Place will be transformed into a rustic cabin and guests are encouraged to wear their best old-school ski gear to celebrate the popular annual backcountry photo exhibit. Check out the breathtaking shots on display; hobnob with participating photographers and get down to some retro beats. The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, visit www.artswhistler.com.
Fall classes at Millennium Place
This fall, Millennium Place and the Whistler Arts Council are offering a full line-up of weekly workshops and classes, featuring everything from drumming, dance, guitar, yoga, painting, drawing, crafting and more. The courses – taught by local professionals and instructors - range from drop-ins to ongoing sessions, and are divided into age categories for children, youth, adults and infants. Costs range from $12 to $50 a session. For more detailed course info and to register, go to www.artswhistler.com.