The recent deluge makes me realize that Iíve finally got to admit fall has arrived. But that has never stopped those of us in Pemberton, nor the travellers passing through, from enjoying the outdoors. A run up Highway 99 last weekend took me past One Mile Lake, where our dedicated Pemberton paddlers were working out; further up the road. On the trail to Nairn Falls, groups of people made their way out to see the awesome waterfalls, which you probably take for granted if you live here. The woods and mountains may be wet, but their beauty still inspires me.
On the food front, we also have much to be thankful for here in Pemberton. This time of year we can take advantage of Pembertonís bounty, maybe storing carrots, beets, potatoes, squashes and more, perhaps purchased from the Pemberton Farmerís Market, or a local farm, as the days turn colder still.
And for a town the size of ours Ė o.k., technically we are a village Ė there is plenty to do locally. Read on for whatís happening in the days ahead.
The Pemberton Dart League is back for a new season. Anyone over the age of 19 can play. Experience is not required. Teams play every Monday night at the Pemberton Legion. For more information or to sign up, call 604-894-6561.
Chicks With Picks is back at it with fall group-guitar lessons for girls. Classes take place in Pemberton on Wednesdays (commencing Oct. 2) at the Pemberton Community Centre. Classes are also available in Whistler on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 8 at Millennium Place. Lessons go for eight weeks, with beginners meeting at 6 p.m., and intermediate students at 7 p.m. To register, call (604) 894-2340 in Pemberton, and at (604) 935-8410 in Whistler. Need more information? Call Sue Stearns at (604) 894-1886 or email email@example.com.
This Saturday, (Oct. 5), Growing Great Children is hosting their annual Kids Closet Clean Out Swap Ďn Sale. Stop by to find some great treasures between10 a.m. to noon at the Pemberton Community Centre. To see what else Growing Great Children is up to, visit www.growinggreatchildren.com.
There is just one more Pemberton Farmerís Market. Next Wednesday (Oct. 9), from 4 to 7 p.m. Donít miss out on the opportunity to stock up on all the produce you can store, such as potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, pears, squash and garlic. The market takes place on Frontier Street in downtown Pemberton.
Movie nights are back at the Pemberton Library, beginning on Oct. 17. Movie nights are always the third Thursday of the month. Organized and funded by the Friends of the Pemberton Library, the movie begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Refreshments will be available for a small donation. The decision on which movie will be shown is being left up to moviegoers, so vote if you want to have a say!
The choices are Les Miserables, Three Worlds (in French with English subtitles) and Oblivion. You can vote in the library or on the libraryís face book page.
The movie with the most votes by 9 a.m. on Oct.16 will be shown.
The type of movie shown each month will vary so that a greater selection can be offered. Titles will be a combination of new releases, classics, and the Film Movement series that have been shown in the past. The library also welcomes suggestions for future showings.
For more information about the Pemberton Public Library, visit www.pemberton.bclibrary.ca/.
Pamela Proctor, author of Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching, will speak at the Pemberton Public Library on Oct. 18, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Proctor speaks out for children, sharing her insights about engaging their natural talents and desire to learn. In her book, Proctor describes her transition from a traditional approach to a facilitative and supportive style.
Proctorís books and talk is aimed at teachers and parents. Visit her website at www.honouringthechild.com.
Send comments and event listing ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Pemberton column will appear Oct. 17.