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Calvin Vollrath Concert

Tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elders Citizen Recreation Association, 1692 10th Ave, Canada's fiddling sensation Calvin Vollrath is in concert with Jeremy Rusu on piano, guitar and accordion and Rhea Labrie will be step dancing. Calvin is a true master on the stage. A show not to be missed. You'll hear fiddle music from days of old and some original tunes as well. Tickets are $25 at Books & Co., or at the door. The concert moves on to Quesnel for Friday night at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 262 Kinchant St. Ticket are $20 at the door.

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Otway Music Night

Tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. at Otway Nordic Centre, 8141 Otway Rd., this musical event features Amy Blanding, The Ebbs, and Trundled. The Northern Roadshow is a collaborative effort between Canmore, Alberta, based singer-songwriter duo Trundled, and the Prince George-based indie folk band The Ebbs. Tickets are $20 in advance at zone4.ca or $25 at the door.

The Kickers at the Legion

Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. Legion 43, 1116 Sixth Ave., are hosting The Kickers who will present a show featuring classic rock and country music. The Kickers are Shaun Bach, Tim Yule, Maurice Johnson, Scott LaPointe and Dennis Smith. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Grizzly bears workshop

Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Spruce City Wildlife, 1384 River Rd. in Prince George and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College of New Caledonia's campus at 3231 Hospital Rd. in Vanderhoof, Grizzly Bear Solutions is hosting a free workshop on grizzly bear safety, bear spray training and electric fencing for bears. For more information email grizzlybearsolutions@gmail.com or visit the Grizzly Bear Solutions Facebook page.

Aaron Pritchett

Saturday at Heartbreakers, 1192 Fifth Ave., Canadian country music star Aaron Pritchett presents his Out On The Town Tour. Ticket are $50 plus GST at Foothills Foods and Deli or at Heartbreakers

Bids, Brews & a BBQ

Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hub Space, 1299 Third Ave., Bids, Brews and a BBQ, Live Auction & Dinner will be presented by Island Mountain Arts (IMA) in Wells (www.imarts.com). This is their annual online and live auction fundraiser and dinner, which helps support all the programs that IMA delivers including the Toni Onley Artists' Project, the International Harp & Cello School, the ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art, the exhibitions at the IMA Gallery and the Artist-in-Residence program. Dinner and music included. Tickets are $35 for Island Mountain Arts Members and $50 for non-members (and includes an IMA membership). Tickets are at imarts.com. Contact: 250-994-3466 | info@imarts.com

Community Counselling Centre's Ball

Saturday from 6:30 to midnight at the Columbus Community Centre, 7201 Domano Blvd., the Community Counselling Centre's will host their tenth anniversary fundraising ball which is a semi-formal event that includes dinner, cash bar, silent auction and raffles, live entertainment, dancing and a complimentary shuttle service for a safe ride home. Tickets are at www.eventbrite.ca or call 250-562-6690.

It's About Time! - A KinderConcert

Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Prince George Playhouse, 2833 Recreation Place, join the fun-filled and educational one-hour concert for children ages three to ten. During the concert children will explore time in music. This will be a very interactive concert. Boys and girls will have the opportunity to measure note lengths and set up note patterns for the musicians to follow. They will be exposed to a variety of musical styles and periods in an atmosphere of fun and games, and will gain an understanding of how various instruments sound and contribute to musical pieces. Contact: (250) 562-0800 | gm@pgso.com

Junk in the Trunk

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CN Centre Parking Lot, 2187 Ospika Blvd S., there is a garage sale bonanza where 125 vendors will gather to sell items from the trunk of their car. To book a stall for a $15 donation visit www.eventbrite.ca. Donate left over items to AimHi and Canadian Diabetes. Contact: 250-561-7327 | events@reaps.org

Chris Gaskin Comedy

Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Artspace, above Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave., hometown boy Chris Gaskin will be taping his first ever comedy special. Hailed by Brielle Magazine as the Baby-Faced Assassin, Gaskin is known for commanding audiences' attention with his innocent looks and sharp tongue, which has led to him being described as, brutally honest and hysterical. Tickets on sale at eventbrite.com.

Master Gardener

Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Weldwood Theatre, 3333 University Way, David Douglas Botanical Garden Society presents Master Gardener Brian Minter who will speak about the fascinating connection between plants, people and the environment and answer your gardening questions following the presentation. Tickets $30 each. Contact: 2509648710 | president@ddbotgarden.bc.ca

Belly Dance Student Showcase

Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Theatre Northwest, 556 N Nechako Rd #36, Aimtinan: Gratitude, presents the 25th belly dance student showcase. Guests' senses be tantalized by the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Middle East while attending the showcase featuring Arabic cuisine for purchase, silent auction with proceeds to be donate to the Elizabeth Fry Society and view an art exhibit. Contact: 250-563-5300 | zahirahdancestudio@gmail.com

TEDxUNBC

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canfor Theatre, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, a variety of entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, and a performing artist speak at TEDxUNBC. Through their inspiring and engaging talks, the 10 speakers will discuss the 2019 TEDxUNBC theme of Past the Future. Tickets, $100 each. Contact: ExecProdTedxUNBC@unbc.com.

Thimbleberry #4 Release Party

Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Omineca Arts Centre, 369 Victoria St. there will be music, readings, refreshments, good peeps. Come celebrate our fourth issue with friends, editors, contributors, and readers. All in your safe place for creativity to flourish, Omineca.

Contact: info@ominecaartscentre.comVisit Website

Rock the Rink

Oct. 12 at the CN Centre Rock the Rink, Battle of the Blades combines athletes from two of Canada's favourite sports, figure skating and hockey to pair up in a high-stakes figure skating competition for the charity of their choice. The cast features Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko. Also appearing is world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S. Italian Olympic medalist and world champion, Carolina Kostner, plus Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. And for the first time in seven years Jeremy Abbott, Olympic medalist and U.S. champion will also join the tour. Tickets are available at www.ticketsnorth.ca.

Huble Homestead Thanskgiving celebration

Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Huble Homestead Historic Site is hosting a Thanksgiving celebration during its last weekend of the regular season. Join in to have some traditional fun with games like apple bobbing, scarecrow making, and crafts. Learn how pioneers prepared for winter with the heritage demonstrations, try the special seasonal lunch menu, and take a browse through the General Store before the historic site closes for winter. Huble Homestead Historic Site is located 40 km north of Prince George, just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road. For more information call 250-564-7033 or visit hublehomestead.ca.

Burton, Live

On 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 P.G. 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 available at www.ticketsnorth.ca.

New Horizons Adult Band

Every Monday until June 29, 2020 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 483 Gillett St., the Alban Classical New Horizons Adult Band meets. For more information visit www.albanclassical.org. Contact: 250-563-4693 | admin@albanclassical.org

PJ Storytime

Every Monday until Dec. 9 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way, bring the little ones dressed in their PJs for stories, rhymes, and songs before bedtime. Suitable for children up to five years old. Contact: 2505639251 | adhanjal@pgpl.ca

Mental Health meetings

The first and third Wednesday of every month at 11:15 a.m. at 1139 Sixth Ave., the Prince George Mental Health Consumer Council welcomes the public to regular meetings. For more information call Sherry at 250-562-1839.

Cantata Singers Evening Rehearsals

Every Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at , St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, 1505 Fifth Ave., the Prince George Cantata Singers, a group of about 60 voices (ranging in age from 17 on up), come together each week to sing in harmony for musical performance. The choir performs about two to four major concerts per year, divided into two sessions from Sept. to Dec. and Jan. to June. Event fee is $90 per session.

DJ Dance Nights

Thursdays until Dec. 26 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Omineca Arts Centre, 369 Victoria St., Thursday DJ Dance Nights are presented to get a body grooving and keep spirits and energies high. There are licenced and dry DJ nights each month featuring local, regional and touring DJs. Entry is by suggested donation of between $5 and $20, but no one is turned away due to lack of funds.

For details visit www.ominecaartscentre.com. Contact: 250-552-0826 | info@ominecaartscentre.com

Modern Sexuality Book Club

Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Trench Brewing, 399 Second Ave., the frustrating silent stigma is starting to fade, but now we're left with an information gap. What does sexuality look like in 2019? Join Darcie and Kayli for this meetup. Borrow titles from the library or purchase from Books & Co. with a discount. To register and for titles call Prince George Public Library at 250-563-9251 ext. 141 or Books & Company at 250-563-6637. Contact: 250-563-9251 | adhanjal@pgpl.ca

Friday Night Mics

Every Friday at 7 p.m. Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave., in Cafe Voltaire, hosts an open mic night for all musicians local or just passing through. The weekly event features great music, audience engagement, tasty beverages and treats while intermission finds people browsing through book shelves filled with contributions from local authors as well as best sellers. For more information visit www.booksandcompany.ca.

Family Gaming Afternoon

Every Saturday until Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nechako Branch, Prince George Public Library, 6547 Hart Highway, bring the family to monthly gaming afternoons at Nechako Branch and play a variety of tabletop board games and video games. Contact: 250-563-9251 | ask@pgpl.ca.

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: 250-563-6637 | orderbooks@shaw.ca

Wordplay Open Stage Night

Third Thursday of every month Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave., hosts Wordplay Open Stage Night in Cafe Voltaire from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is geared for poets and storytellers, aspiring, published or professional. Bring original work, take the stage and share with a creative reading.

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