Break out of winter spell with Hope area programs

This week in Hope includes theatre, book launch and literacy day

After a few days of cancelled programs and closed schools and facilities, here are a few things to keep everyone busy over the next week and beyond. This is provided by Destination Hope & Beyond Services for the Hope Visitor Centre. It is subject to change without notice so please confirm all dates and times by contacting the event organizers or the Hope Visitor Centre. Organizers of events that wish to be added to this list should forward their information to the Hope Visitor Centre. Contact info is: destinationhope@telus.net;  FAX # 604-869-2160; PH # 604-869-2021 or 1-866-HOPEVIC. The Hope Visitor Centre is located at 919 Water Avenue and is open daily 10AM to 4PM throughout January 2012.

January 23 is Chinese New Year, and the start of The Year of the Dragon. Celebrate at your favourite Asian restaurant in Hope!

On January 25, Little Reader’s Theatre will visit the Hope Library from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Join in this interactive pre-school storytime as we explore the use of props, puppets, and books to “tell and act” stories. Come play!

The Storytime in the Park Book Launch will be held later that day at the Hope Library  from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Remember way back last summer when the weather was beautiful and the sun was visible in the sky? Join Storytime in the Park book contest winners as they launch their books at this special event. Drop in.

On January 27, take part in a Family Literacy Day Reading Hour! This starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Boston Bar Library. Come read with or to someone else for the full hour and enter the draw for a prize! Call for more info – 604-867-8847.

January 27 is Family Literacy Day at the Hope Library from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate literacy today with stories, refreshments and more. Tamara Toivanen (Positively Puppets) and The January Puppet Players group present their very own puppet show, which starts at 4 p.m. Drop in.

And for the adults only, January 28 is the Robbie Burns Night Supper, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles at the Hope Eagles Hall (386 Fort St.). Starts at 7 p.m. and includes traditional haggis supper and all the trimmings. Tickets are $18 per person/available from Canyon Cable and Hope Eagles Hall.

January 31 is the Boston Bar Book Club meeting from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Come to Boston Bar library and see what we are reading this month!

January 31 will welcome authors Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat from Princeton, to present their new local history book “Dead Horse on the Tulameen- Settler Verse from BC’s Similkameen Valley” at the Hope Library at 7 p.m. Note – this book is for sale at the Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex.

And into February already, there will be a “United We Sing” event on February 1 at Hope United Church (590 Third Ave) from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome, come and sing with us. For more info contact Jill at 604-869-8435

Every Wednesday in February – Ladies Day at Manning Park Resort and ladies ski for free.  See www.manningpark.com for details

February 3 to 5 will include the Bantam Minor Hockey Tournament at the Hope Ice Arena. All public skating and casual hockey times are cancelled during the tournament weekend.

Also that weekend, enjoy the Annual Ladies Bonspiel at the Hope Curling Club.

 

 

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