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Events are making a come back

As the province opens up in its four-step plan, slowly Prince George is seeing some events make a come back. Here are just a few for starters: Homestead Days at Huble Sunday, Aug. 1 and Monday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The Huble Homestead. (via Facebook/ Huble Homestead)

As the province opens up in its four-step plan, slowly Prince George is seeing some events make a come back.

Here are just a few for starters:

Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo fundraising show

Sunday August 1 gates open at 5:30 and show starts at 6:30 p.m. at Bydand Creek Farm, 6580 Salmon Valley Road, featuring Scribbens, Folky Strum Strum and Danny Bell. 

The tattoo shop fell victim to arson recently and the goal is to raise $20,000 to get the tattoo artists back up and running.

Tickets are $25 at Birch & Boar, 547 George Street.

Homestead Days at Huble

Sunday, Aug. 1 and Monday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate Homestead Days at Huble Homestead Historic Site and see how they lived in the old days.

There will be heritage demonstrations, live music, old-fashioned relays, crafts, games, guided tours and more.

Bring a picnic, order a barbecue lunch or join in the fun of the Box Lunch Social each day at noon. Bid on a special picnic lunch during the historically-inspired auction.

Huble Homestead is 40 km north of Prince George just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road.

For more information and the full summer schedule visit hublehomestead.ca or call 250-564-7033.

Wine and Paint in the Orchard

Paint nights in the Orchard at North Lights Winery are back.

Sunday, August 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. easy watercolour landscapes, three mini pieces 7 x 5 inches. Moonscape, beach scene, northern lights and Sunday August 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. acrylic painting - birch trees will be the focus on 11 x 14 inch panels perfect for standard frames.

Following the guidance of Christina from Watts Art Academy, enjoy a glass of wine while painting in the serene environment of the orchard.

The ticket includes one five-ounce glass of wine, all materials, and two hours of instruction.

$60+ tax or $51+ tax for Wine Club members.

Tickets at www.buynorthernlightswines.com/product/orchard-wine-paint/398

Rooftop Rock

Saturday, August 7 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Exhibition Park at CN Centre

Rooftop Rock features a full line up of live entertainment, a community market and food trucks, classic cars and big rigs. There’s even a Northern Health pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic.

This event is by donation with proceeds going to the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North who raise funds for the BC Cancer Agency.

Hart Night Market

Thursday, August 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hart Mall parking lot. There will be a variety of vendors and food trucks and the market organizers will be following all current Northern Health safety protocols.

Huble Homestead Watson Weekend

From Friday, August 27 to Sunday, August 29 there will be new puzzles and brain teasers for groups to work on at their own pace. Suitable for all ages, the Watson Weekend activities are free with admission donation and do not require reservations. For those who want a big challenge register by Aug. 15 for Sherlock Saturday on August 28 and work against a timer in this exit room-style game in the historic Huble house. Recommended for ages 12 and up, tickets for Sherlock Saturday are $10 per person and available through hublehomestead.ca.

 

The Covidian Garden Party

Until Oct. 3 at the Two Rivers Gallery the Covidian Garden Party is an exhibition by local artist Cat Sivertsen.

Sivertsen invited 24 collaborators to a garden party of the imagination offering a sense of togetherness during the pandemic. The completed work consists of a page created by each artist bound together as an accordion-bound book. Other works in the exhibit include airing it, an installation of linen towels and clothes lines evoking Siversten’s grandmother and her emigration to Canada from Northern Ireland and Firescapes, Sivertsen’s most recent body of work, an enveloping installation of mixed media drawings.

A version of this exhibition will travel this summer and fall to Mackenzie, Valemount and McBride. For more information visit www.tworiversgallery.ca.

Big Night Out

Saturday, Sept. 18 is Big Brothers Big Sisters Day in Canada and the Northern BC branch wants to celebrate with entertainment, dinner and dancing at the penthouse suite at the Prestige Treasure Cove which includes an outdoor dance floor. All proceeds support the local Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. Tickets are limited, following Stage 3 restrictions of the pandemic.

Tickets are $70 each or a table of 8 is $500 and includes a shuttle ride home following the event.

Doors open at 6, dinner is at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.bigsnbc.ca/bignightout

Junk in the Trunk

Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CN Centre parking lot REAPS (Recycling & Environmental Action Planning Society) is once again hosting its every-popular Garage Sale Bonanza. This is Prince George’s largest garage sale with as many as 125 vendors on site rain or shine.

Vendors’ registration will be online in September at junkinthetrunkpg.eventbrite.ca. Watch for the announcement to know when to register. Food vendors must complete a food application email to request form at events@reaps.org.