The Smithers Library is having a spring book sale!
At the Legion, 3840 First Avenue: Friday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book donations are welcome; you can drop them off at the Library. If you have several boxes, call the Library at 250-847-3043. Leave your name and contact information and they will be picked up. Prepare for summer reading.
The Senior Citizens’ Association is planning an expansion to the Seniors’ Activity Centre, needing a larger space to better accommodate the numbers of community members who plan activities and use the space. For a $100 donation your name will be on a plaque in the room. A $1,000 donation and you will also get one free event in that new room. All donations receive a charitable tax receipt. Contact a member of the fundraising committee: Nancy DeVries at 250-847-2724.
Remember the Plant Sale, May 27 at Goat Park. Still time to donate plants, call for help with digging up the plants or plant pickup: Karen at 250-847-9052, Dale at 250-847-2107, and Mary at 250-847-9239.
Looking for the fountain of youth? Researchers have discovered that one of the active ingredients in marijuana, THC, was able to improve the brains of elderly mice to the level that they seemed like the brains of rodents who were only two months old. Check out Nature Medicine (nature.com) and the University of Bonn (bonn-internation.org).
Join Corwin Fox for his album release of mememe. Corwin (corwinfoxmusic.com) is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, hailed as a shining light in Canadian roots music. He will be at the Driftwood Schoolhouse, Telkwa High Road and Driftwood Road, Thursday, May 18. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $20 at Mountain Eagle Books, children under 12 free.
Dragon Boats: a new season of dragon boating has begun at Tyee Lake! No experience is needed to join in, give this co-ed sport a try. Cost $2, paddles provided, you will need your own life jacket. Go to 4221 Tyee Lake Road, look for a dragon marking the entry to the parking area. Every Monday and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. More information contact Judy 250-846-5296.
Take a Walk on the Wild side with Magician Leif David (bcmagician.com) today (May 17) at the Walnut Park School gym. A free magic show, with storytelling, comedy, music and tons of audience participation. Open to the whole community, sponsored by Smithers Public Library, Northwest Library Federation and School District 54. For more information contact the Library at 250-847-3043.
Karma, explained by Barbara O’Brien (Buddhism.about.com): “The word ‘karma’ means ‘action,’ not ‘fate.’ In Buddhism, karma is an energy created by willful action, through thoughts, words and deeds. We are all creating karma every minute, and the karma we create affects us every minute. It’s common to think of “my karma” as something you did in your last life that seals your fate in this life, but this is not Buddhist understanding. Karma is an action, not a result. The future is not set in stone. You can change the course of your life right now by changing your volitional (intentional) acts and self-destructive patterns.”
Closing with: “You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis.