hAdopt a family
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is making preparations for Christmas hampers for less fortunate familes in the city. Hampers have all the components of Christmas dinner plus canned goode and staples to last into January. There is also an Adopt a Family program for families or busineses where particpants can shop for, assemble, and if they wish, deliver their hamper to their adopted family. The program ensures the donor as well as the recipient savour the spirit of Christmas giving. To adopt a family or make a donation please call 564-7836. Any gifts or donations would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the St. Vincent de Paul Store at 1180-3rd Avenue, the Y, The Bay, Scotiabank branches, Marks Work Wear Workd, CNC Library.
h11th annual Festival
Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is the last of the Festival of Trees at the Prince George Civic Centre featuring 32 alaborately and beautifully decorated trees. Live seasonal entertainment. The Festival of Trees is a fundraising event for the Spirit of the Nroth Healthcare Foundation. Cost $10 per family, $5 per adult, $3 per student/child/senior. For more information phone 565-2515.
Come and see The First Leon, that’s Noel spelled backwards, a children’s musical performance on Sunday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. This musical tells a story of how a little boy shares the true meaning of Christmas. It will warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes. No admission fees. Adults and children are welcome. Phone Shelley Hewett or JoAnn King at 564-8737. Lakewood Alliance Church, 400l Fifth Avenue, Prince George.
Voice of the Faithful will host a Family Christmas Concert to support the Hidden Gem Community Home on Sunday December 5 at 7 p.m. at Artspace above Books and Company, 1685-3rd Avenue. The evening will feature performances by Jim Robinson, Schola, Greg Beattie and Maria Walsh. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, children under 12 are free. Tickets available at Books and Company or at the door.
ticketmaster.ca.opment Centre. For more information or to donate, phone Mary-Jayne Fillion at 998-4846.
hCorb Lund Band
Canadian country music at its finest. The Corb Lund Band in Concert at ArtSpace on Sunday, November 28 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Tickets are available at Books and Company. $20 regular, $15 for students.
Call the Railway and Forestry Museum at 563-7351 or the Prince George Exhibition at 563-4096 for more information.
Design in Nature
Dr. Thomas Kindell will be speaking at UNBC on Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in Room 7-238 on he topic of Irrefutable Examples of Design in Nature. Dr. Kindellreceived training in Scientific Creationism at the Institute for Creation Research in Santee, California where he studied under seveal of the world’s most prominent creation scientists. He holds an MA in Biblical Studies and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Thelogy from International Seminary. He is the founder and present of Reason for Faith Ministries, a non-profit ministry. For over 25 years he has lectured on the subjects of scientific creationism and Biblical apologetics. He is the author of “Evolution on Trial.” All are welcome. Donations accepted for work of Creation Science Association of Prince George.
Upstairs at Studio 2880 7 to 7:30 p.m. dixussion, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. class tiame. Acrylic painting. Pumpkins and other still life. New members welcome or drop in for $5. Call Joy for more info at 564-4148.
Diabetes and you
In the Northern Region approximately 12,000 people have diabetes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 cases are undiagnosed. The rate of type II diabetes is on the rise. Diabetes complications include heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, limb amputations etc. The Canadian Diabetes Association is presenting a conference, Diabetes and You: Taking charge of your health at the Prince George Civic Centre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 20. Dr. Ron Cridland and Dr. D. MacRitchie will be speaking. For more information call Kim Doerksen at 564-9216.
Master Illusionist coming
David Copperfield will be coming to the Prince George Multiplex on Friday, November 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. for an Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Show highlights, a member of the audience takes the trip of his or her life. Thirteen – one of Copperfield’s most heavily-requested creations. Thirteen audience members chosen at random vanish, leaving friends and family wondering whether to applaud or put their loved ones’ faces on milk cartons. Their fears are allayed as the 13 reappear, instantly, in hte most surprising of places. Lots more highlights.Tickets for David Copperfield’s performance are available at all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone 614-9100 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Prices $75,$60,$50 plus service charges.
Theatre North West
The Kite by one of Canada’s most beloved writers W.O. Mitchell is coming to the stage of Theatre North West from November 19 to December 5. The story centres on Daddy Sherry, the oldest man in the world. W.O. Mithcell is known for the warmth, love, wit and charm in his portrayal of prairie life. Daddy Sherry is played by Billy Vickers (Scrooge in Christmas Carol and Walter in Brindley Town). Tickets are available at Mosquito Books and Studio 2880 at 563-2880.