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What's going on in Prince George in the weeks ahead

Looking for some things to do? Here's a list of local events.

Unfold 4 exhibition opening reception goes Friday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m at  Omineca Arts Centre, 369 Victoria St. Come support new and emerging local artists from Prince George. We are excited to showcase the incredible artwork of 12 talented artists, including Alexa Jonuk, Alison Warner,  Blair Wingerter, Britany Archer, Cybele Taylor-Ouellet, Jude Mills, Larissa Bezerra, Natália Ruiz Gonzalez, Raquel Pokiak, Ronnie Nieder Mayer, Satsi A. Naziel and Susie Maurice. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.

Hardcare Icon comedy show goes Friday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. at Locals by Farmhouse in the Prestige at the Treasure Cove Casino and featuring comedian Dale Ehrstien as he debuts his brand-new standup comedy special, Hardcore Icon, an hour packed with wild party stories and hilarious tales from his experiences in minimum wage jobs. Joining Dale for the opening segments are the legendary radio MC Cody Malbeuf and Sara Jones. Early bird tickets start at just $20 can be purchased at www.farmhousecatering.ca/events.

Junior football - B.C. Football Conference - Prince George Kodiaks home opener vs Vancouver Island Raiders goes Saturday, July 20 at gates open at 4 p.m., kickoff at 6 p.m. at Masich Place Stadium. Tickets are at www.kodiaksfootball.com/tickets.

Downtown Summerfest goes Saturday, July 20 at Veteran’s Plaza at City Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is one of Downtown Prince George’s signature festivals. Every year guests can enjoy summer fun for everyone and join the party to celebrate fun, food, activities, and entertainment.

Kids Carnival at Huble Homestead goes Saturday, July 20 from 10:30 to 4 p.m. Venture north to the homestead for a whirlwind of fun, as you and your family test your skills at carnival games with guaranteed prizes. Magic shows, old-fashioned games, the always-popular parachute, story time and crafts are on offer. Explore the grounds with a treasure hunt or just kick back and relax in the fresh air. Huble Homestead is a historic site located 40 km north of Prince George on Mitchell Road. Admission is by donation.

Tacos and Sangria goes Sunday July 21 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Northern Lights Estate Winery featuring tacos, sangria, sweet treats, music, yard games, a selfie booth. Tickets are $80+GST at www.buynorthernlightswines.com/products

CN Centre Night Market goes July 23 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. where a variety of local artisans, makers and vendors will be on hand to showcase their wares. Enjoy delicious culinary delights from food trucks, live entertainment and there’s even a petting zoo. All profits go to the Chuck Chin Legacy Fund.

Movie Nights in the Orchard goes Friday, July 26 at 8:45 p.m. at the Northern Lights Estate Winery, 745 Prince George Pulpmill Road and features the 1990s Leonardo DiCaprio/Claire Danes version of Romeo & Juliet. This is a fully outdoor event. Bring your own chair. Tickets must be purchased online. Gates and concession open an hour before the movie starts. For tickets visit www.northernlightswinery.ca/movie-night.

An Evening of Enchantment goes Friday, July 26 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Hunniford Gardens, 8845 Aquarius Rd. Dress up in your finest costume. All fairies, elves, witches, gnomes, magical being and those from medieval times are welcome. Event highlights include several decorated photo ops and a short forest walk, various live entertainment acts from 5 to 8 p.m., family friendly games, a playground for kids, a curated vendor market and food trucks. Tickets for children are $6, two and under are free, 15 and older are $12. For more information and tickets visit hunniford-gardens.evening-of-enchantment.

CrossRoads Summer Street Fest & Brew Fest goes Saturday, July 27 at 5 p.m. at 508 George St. Enjoy craft beers from northern B.C.'s finest breweries and groove to live music by bands The Wild, Coastal Drifters and July Crowd. Don't miss out on this unforgettable culinary and musical experience. For tickets and more information visit www.crossroadscraft.com/events.

Wheely Funny BBQ goes Saturday, July 27 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at 2823 Athlone Ave., Help show your support to Jen and Mike in the fight to end cancer with their Tour De Cure fundraising efforts. $50 per person donated to the fundraising page (so you get the tax receipt.) Only 50 tickets available, so get yours now. Included is a welcome drink, great food, comedy show, prizes, silent auction. Tickets are through donation at https://tourdecure.ca/fundraiser/JennyWilhelmsen

Free Outdoor Movie Night featuring Kung Fu Panda 4 goes Monday, July 29 at 10 p.m. at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. This event is free and is hosted by Fortis BC. Be sure to bring a chair or a blanket.

Summer Farm to Table Dessert Social goes Tuesday, July 30 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 9295 Pooley Rd.. This event is by Wildflower Farm and Simply Beautiful Jewelry Design and Clothing where there will be live music, a summer inspired fashion show, animals to visit with, and season desserts created with local flowers and fruits. Gluten free options available. Bouquet bar will be available to build your own – six stems are $10. Registration is $50 per person with Lisa of Wildflower Farms text or call 250-961-3519.

Wicked and Grim: A True Crime Podcast LIVE goes Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at Trench Brewing & Distilling, 399 Second Ave. The hosts of Wicked and Grim celebrate their 200th episode by going live for the first time ever as they delve into a gripping true crime event. Includes the live recording, audience interaction and the chance to hang out with fellow true crime enthusiasts. There are door prizes as well. For more information visit www.wickedandgrim.com and tickets are $22.63 at www.eventbrite.com/e/wicked-and-grim-live-tickets

Chuck Chin’s Celebration of Life goes Sunday, Aug. 4 at Cottonwood Island Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Join the celebration at the park entrance just past the railway museum where there will be music, food trucks and face painting. Celebrate Chuck’s favourite spot and christen the gazebo built in his memory. Special presentations from Khast’an Drummers and MLA Shirley Bond.

Thursdays at the Park goes every week at The Exploration Place, 333 Becott Place, and will see Cruisin Classic Car Club parked outside so people can check out the classic cars. Origins Kitchen will feature specials at their take-out window and the Little Prince steam engine will be running from noon to 8 p.m.

Prince George Farmers’ Market goes every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. where visitors will find around 100 members offering everything from local vegetables, ethically-raised grass-fed meats, baking, fruits, hot foods, coffee, honey and jams and jellies, preserves, and a wide variety of artisan products including jewellery and crafts.

Wilson Square Community Farmers’ Market goes every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. where local food producers fill the street as musicians pluck their instruments, and visitors start their weekends with a round of breakfast sandwiches and hot coffee. Traditional farm fresh meat and produce is available alongside wild-foraged seasonal fiddleheads and morels, rounded out by selection of local arts and baked treats.

Craft & Chat at the main branch of the Prince George Public Library goes every Saturday from 1 pm. to 3 p.m. in the magazine corner, second floor, where fibre artists are invited to bring their latest projects to share, vent your frustrations, brag about successes, get and give help and join in lively discussions. Snacks provided. This event is in partnership with Great Northwest Fibre Fest.

Story Walk at Masich Place is open during public walking hours at the track. Simply start at the first sign and follow the story around the track. Stories change monthly. For the public walking schedule visit www.princegeorge.ca/masich-place-stadium

Trivia Night at Nancy O’s goes every other Wednesday at 8 p.m., 1261 Third Ave. There are three rounds per game, each round has five themed questions and five music questions. There’s something for everyone. The winning team gets a custom Nancy O’s Trivia trophy and a round of drinks, their photo on the wall that goes into the winners’ book after two weeks. Those caught cheating will be publicly shamed and labelled as cheaters – good wholesome fun. Book your spot by calling ahead at 250-562-8066.

Open Mic Nights are presented at Cait’s Sweet Bites & Beanery, 3831 Austin Road West in the Hart Shopping Centre, from 7 to 9 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. People are invited to share their songs and music, poetry, comedy in a casual setting to try something new. Everyone is welcome to attend as a participant or a supportive audience member. For more information email [email protected].

Coffee and Cars is a weekly event held every Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m. until Sept. 29 at Tim Horton’s, 612 East Central St., where people can meet up during this family friendly event that brings Prince George’s diverse car culture together. Time to bring out those projects.

Omineca’s Coffee House Open Stage is every Sunday, 369 Victoria St., from 3 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to step up and share their talents, stories and art forms of all kinds including but not limited to musical, literary, comedic and preformative expressions of our diverse community. Refreshments and snacks by donation. Sign up is on-site. There are some house instruments provided but feel free to bring your own creative tools for expression. First timers and emerging artists are encouraged to experiment and collaborate with others. Please share and invite friends and family to build audience, engage and cheer on local artists in a fun, relaxed and safe environment.

If you've got an event coming up email us at [email protected] to offer details including name of the event, the date, time and location, ticket price and where to get them and a little bit about what's happening, too.