Plan to make a pit stop at Tommy Africa’s Thursday (Oct. 3) to experience the popular nightclub’s ongoing Bartender Challenge series starting at 10 p.m. Catch local and special guest mixologists as they vie for top spot and prizes. Speaking of prizes – come dressed in your best ‘90s outfit and you could also win tons of prizes and giveaways during this retro-themed party featuring sounds courtesy of DJ Ryder and MC Adam.
Kid's Closet Clean out
Do you have a garage, basement storage space or closet that’s positively crammed with kid’s toys, clothes and other knick-knacks? Get rid of all that children’s stuff and make a tidy profit at the Kid's Closet Clean-Out at the Pemberton Community Centre on Saturday (Oct. 5) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The indoor garage sale-type event is for kid’s items only, so don’t go trying to sneak in all your XL t-shirts or bowling trophies.
Women of Whistler workshop
The Women of Whistler group and Whistler Chamber of Commerce hosts a business leadershp workshop on Tuesday (Oct. 8) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Whistler Sliding Centre’s Top Start House. The session features an interactive presentation style that will explore how conversations shape the context in which people act and help you prepare for your important conversations. The guest lecturer for the event is Judy Brooks, who not only co-founded, built and sold three of her companies, but also works with organizations to ensure they have the correct framework in place to ensure accountability, robust conversation and to measure success. She is an expert in leadership, brand and culture, and serves on the boards of The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Small Business BC, and Nurse Next Door. The cost is $45. For more info, go to www.whistlerchamber.com.
Quest Lecture Series
Have you ever looked at the ingredients on your food’s label and wondered, ‘What the heck is xantham gum?’
Wonder no more, and head to the Whistler Public Library’s community room on Wednesday (Oct. 9) from 7 to 9 p.m. for the latest in Quest University’s ongoing lecture ceries, called ‘What is that food label trying to tell me?’
Hosted by Dr. Bob Perkins, the interactive presentation gives attendees a better appreciation for the information contained on food labels, as well as giving a brief introduction and review of some basic chemistry, plus examines why some of the chemical compounds are added to processed foods. The session is free, but seating is limited so get there early.