November 16, 2013 - 3:43 PM
KAMLOOPS – Temperatures continue to drop and this weekend we'll be a few degrees below seasonal normals — so why not take in some of the many events going on over the next few days?
After snow and showers through tonight temperatures will only reach 2 Celsius Saturday and will be accompanied by strong winds in the morning. Sunday will see a mix of sun and cloud and a high of only 0 C, perfect for starting to get into the holiday spirit with music, arts and shopping.
This weekend An Inspector Calls starts the first of three weekends of performances at the Stage House Theatre and The Great Russian Nutcracker will hit the stage at Interior Savings Centre Friday evening. The holiday classic features 40 trained dancers from the Moscow Ballet.
Friday evening the Thompson Rivers University men's and women's basketball teams will take to the court at the Tournament Capital Centre when they host UBC in the first of two evenings of basketball action. Friday the teams play at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Some lucky women will get to enjoy food and conversation with our local fire fighters at the Ladies Diamond Dinner at the Coast Hotel Friday evening. The annual ladies night out event is an evening of food, wine, and diamond jewelry draws. Saturday night the All That Glitters gala will be held in support of Crohn's and Colitis.
This weekend craft fairs continue to offer locally-made arts, crafts and baked goods perfect for holiday entertaining or gift giving. Beattie School of the Arts on McGill Road, The Shores Retirement Residence on Westminster Avenue, and Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Sunset Drive will both host holiday craft fairs Saturday and Holiday Magic continues at the Old Courthouse Gallery.
Starting Saturday and running through the end of the month Barb's Used Book and Music Sale will take place at Aberdeen Court at 1150 Hillside Dr. If movies are more your speed head over to the Aberdeen Mall Cineplex theatres for Community Day. Starting at 9 a.m. there will be free movies and cheap concessions, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
Saturday is also a good day to learn how to use the archives at the Kamloops Museum and Archives. There will be an orientation from 10-11:30 a.m.
In sports the Blazers will take on Portland Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Storm junior hockey team will take on Chase Saturday at 7 p.m. and Princeton on Sunday at 5 p.m. Storm games are played at McArthur Island Sports Centre. Saturday and Sunday there will also be a badminton tournament at the Thompson Rivers University gymnasium.
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