Tis the season to get crafty. Head over to the Kits House Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for the special holiday edition of the monthly potluck. Bring a vegetarian dish as usual AND an easy craft idea.
Hopefully the noshing and creating will result in at least one give-able trinket.
I don’t know about you, but I need extra motivation to get out in winter. Here’s some real incentive. Saturday, Dec. 3, the six cultural institutions that call Vanier Park (Kitsilano’s biggest park) home will celebrate the public space with a Winter Wander event.
Vanier Park is home to the , , the , , , and – a wide range of cultural experiences within easy walking distance. Perks include reduced rates of $5 for adult entry to all museums, free entry for kids, a glut of food trucks and performances by the talent at Vancouver Academy of Music. You’ll also have the opportunity to win memberships to the three participating museums.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. or 9:30-10:30 a.m., head out to Kitsilano Community Center for breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a yummy breakfast of pancakes with berries and whip cream, sausages, juice and coffee. Bring in the spirit of the holidays with your neighbours and take part in a fun-filled morning including singing, crafts and other holiday activities, including a photo with Santa. The Community Center will also open the parent/tot gym, free for all participants, until 1 p.m.
Register early as this event sells out every year! No drop-in registration available. Parents must purchase a seat for themselves – there is no standing room. Cost is only $6/person.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Russian Community Centre on W 4th is holding one of their twice annual Russian Bazaars. The Russian Community Centre was founded in 1953 and moved to Kitsilano in 1959. Come enjoy arts and crafts, live music and other Russian themed entertainment, plus plenty of opps to savor homemade Russian cuisine. Admission is $1.
Russian Community Centere, 2114 West 4th Avenue, 603-732-9223,
The group meets Thursdays 1-3 p.m. at Point Grey Community Church (3512 W 7th Ave. at Collingwood) and Thursdays 2-3:30pm at St. Marks’s Anglican and Trinity United Church (1805 Larch Street at W 2nd Ave.).
While this is the final group of the fall, it’s worth finding out what’s happening. Sessions will resume in the new year.
Don’t miss the albacore tuna nicoise benedict ($10), or the braised short rib served with fried eggs, marinated tomato and potato pancake ($10). If you’ve got that morning sweet tooth, opt for the delicate stuffed brioche French toast with blueberry mascarpone ($10). Wash it down with 49th Parallel’s artisan coffee.
Mount Seymour has 21 of the required 70 centimetre snow base it needs to open. Grouse Grind is closed for the season and Grouse Mountain ski area could open any day. Whistler Blackcomb is hoping to open in time for the American Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24.
Admission is only 50 cents. If you are interested in selling your items you can rent a table for $17.
Tickets are $29 with all proceeds going to and . The event is made possible thanks to sponsorship from Festival Cinemas and Whole Foods Market. Tickets are currently available from the website and Capers/.