Around town

Dog Show and Rally Trials

On Friday through Sunday, the Prince George Kennel Club hosts the annual Dog Shows and Obedience and Rally Trials at Oriental Wellness Centre, 5100 North Nechako Rd. Entries are from other provinces and the U.S. as well as local participants. Public welcome but please leave unentered dogs at home. Contact: 250-964-1429.

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Teen Beach Party Nerf

Friday from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at the Bob Harkins Branch of the library, 888 Canada Games Way. Wear beach clothes, goggles and snorkels to complete in the ultimate summertime Nerf battle. Free registration: 250-563-9251 ext. 108.

Walking Tours

Tuesdays and Thursdays until Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon take a free interesting trip through the city's core. Meet in the main lobby of the Bob Harkins Branch for a guided tour of Prince George's fascinating historic sites. Done in partnership with The Heritage Commission and The Exploration Place.

Foodie Fridays

Every Friday until Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canada Games Plaza, 808 Canada Games Way, hungry residents and visitors are invited to come downtown for Foodie Fridays. Tantalize your tastebuds at a variety of licensed sidewalk and food truck vendors and listen to live music through the lunch hour. For more information call 250-614-7880.

Composting 101

Saturday and Aug. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. there is a workshop to learn to compost, which is the ultimate in recycling. Learn to take items meant for the garbage - banana peels, apple cores, fall leaves, weeds, and animal bedding - and turn it into something that will literally transform a garden. While there are some rules to follow when learning how to compost, rest assured that they're pretty basic, and that, in the end, no matter how many "mistakes" you make, compost just happens. Contact: 250-561-7327, recycling@reaps.org

Sunset Theatre Plays

July 25, 27

Theatrical musician Bruce Horak has a pair of plays coming to the Sunset Theatre in Wells. He performs his one-man-play Assassinating Thomson today. Theatre spokesperson Julia Mackey said "Bruce is a legally blind visual artist and performer. During the show, he paints the audience while he tells the tale of how he lost his sight, and how he came to love Tom Thomson's (of the famed Group Of Seven) art. Bruce tries to figure out the mystery around Thomsons's death as the show unravels."

Horak and fellow musical actor Onalea Gilbertson provide a second production at the Sunset Theatre during this run. Their play The Railbirds tells a tuneful tale of travelling across Canada on the Via Rail train. It can be seen Saturday.

Tickets for Sunset Theatre shows can be purchased at the door, or, to reserve seats, call 250-994-3400.

Storytime

July 25

Small children have a storytime all their own, outside at the public library. The Knowledge Garden is the place for gathering around for a good yarn and a song or two. It runs for 30 minutes every summer Thursday from 10:15 a.m., free of charge. It is aimed at kids up to five or six years old. It is the companion to the indoor storytime at the downtown library every Tuesday at the same time.

Live Music

July 26

At 8 p.m. hear the rock stylings of the band Subtotal. Strong local musicians Roman Kozlowski, Mike Howe and Brad Martin are excited to be back playing at the Oakroom Grill. Have dinner or enjoy a drink while they play some great cover and original tunes for you. No cover charge.

Scavenger Saturday

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Huble Homestead Historic Site, 15,000 Mitchell Rd., round up the troops for an exciting search in the great outdoors. This fun and inexpensive day will have guests exploring the homestead with the entire family working together to find all the items on a scavenger hunt list. However, the list doesn't just have things to find - there are also a number of tasks to complete before our staff will declare you finished. Pack a lunch, or purchase one from the BBQ, and spend a few hours of your Saturday at the homestead working at your own pace to complete the challenge. Huble Homestead is a 30 minute drive north of Prince George. Head up Highway 97, turn off on Mitchell Road to continue another six kilometres down a well-maintained dirt road. Huble Homestead is dog friendly and open daily for guided tours and shopping in the General Store. Enjoy a picnic or purchase lunch from the BBQ as you relax in the fresh air. Admission is by suggested $10 donation per family. Contact: 2505647033 | programs@hublehomestead.ca

Pineview SunFrolics

July 27-28

The summertime counterpart to the popular snowy event, the Pineview SunFrolics weekend happens at the Malcolm McLeod Grounds, 6355 Bendixon Rd., community complex. There is a volleyball tournament, a slo-pitch tournament, family dance, vendor market, petting zoo, magic show, pancake breakfast, classic car show, and a full range of kids' activities. For full details call 250-963-8214 or visit the Pineview Community Association website for registration fees, ticket options, vendor bookings and more.

Free Yoga in the Park

Every Sunday until Aug. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. join Chinook Yoga at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park bandshell all summer long for free Yoga in the Park. Bring a mat or do yoga in the grass. Bring a water bottle and grab a friend or two, all ages welcome.

Contact: 250-564-9642 | www.chinookyoga.com

Scrabble Sundays

Every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Books & Co., 1685 third Ave. in Cafe Voltaire there is scrabble Sunday every weekend. Bring friends, family, or yourself and your scrabble board.

Contact: 2505636637 | orderbooks@shaw.ca

Haida Raid & Menstrual Mayhem Tour

Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at Ominica Arts Centre, 369 Victoria St., surfing a war canoe to the mainland on a crimson tide, Jason Camp & the Posers and the Minstrel Cramps are bringing their rock from "the rock" with special guest Saltwater Hank. It's sure to be a boot stompin', pit moshin', head bangin' good time. Period. $10 at the door. Contact: 2505520826 | info@ominecaartscentre.com

Summer camp

Every Wednesday until Aug. 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Studio 2880, 2880 15th Ave., Art Monkey summer kids art classes are geared for children ages six to 11. Cost is $45 Call 250-563-2880 or register online at www.studio2880.com.

Red Green

Sept. 26

He's colourful in name and deed. Red Green is the bumbling but pleasantly practical TV fix-it man, the clown prince of duct tape, the sage of the man-shed. This Canadian comedy icon is coming to Vanier Hall on his Red Green-This Could Be It Tour. His PG shows are always a sell-out. Get tickets at the TicketsNorth website/box office.

Patrick, Scott & Tessa

Oct. 12

During last year's sold out Thank You Canada tour, it was clear to figure skating superstars, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan, that they were far from done creating and developing a new style of skating entertainment. They and some special guest performers come back to CN Centre to show the Prince George fans what they've come up with next.

Rock The Rink is the first edition of an annual tour that focuses on being more than a figure skating show. Combining the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, Rock The Rink will produce the highest value of entertainment in the figure skating realm. This year - along with upgrades to lighting, video and interactive technology - live music will be introduced to the show, with featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods.

Burton, Live

Oct. 18

Canada's piano man, the Guess Who's epic vocalist, the only artist inducted into the nation's music Hall of Fame for both his band and his solo career, the incomparable Burton Cummings is coming to PG. He was the power voice propelling American Woman, These Eyes, No Time, Clap For The Wolfman and many other hits of the groundbreaking band The Guess Who, but then when he went solo he continued the multi-platinum success with I Will Sing A Rhapsody, Stand Tall, My Own Way To Rock, Fine State Of Affairs, You Saved My Soul, Break It To Them Gently, and more besides.

Cummings will be solo at the piano at Vanier Hall. Tickets are on sale now through all TicketsNorth platforms.

World Curling

March 14 start

Don't let the date fool you. The event may be in 2020 but the plans are underway now and the tickets are on sale for this Prince George groundbreaker. P.G. goes global as the host of the World Women's Curling Championships starting. Get your tickets now, and spread the word to friends and family everywhere that this is the time to come spend some Prince George time, and get a close, personal view of the world-class action the rest of the winter sports community will only get to see on TV. Oh yeah, and there's also the great social side of curling - there'll be no bigger party in Canada. Contact Tickets North for tickets and info.

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