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Stuff a stocking in Clinton for some holiday cheer

Members of the Clinton Quilters Club have handmade stockings ready to be filled with Christmas cheer
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Members of the Clinton Quilters Club with some of the stockings they have created for this year’s stocking stuffer event sponsored by Integris Credit Union. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Winter road maintenance

Who do you contact about road maintenance if you don’t live in a municipality?

Within the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s boundaries, all provincial highways and local roads (outside of municipalities) are maintained by private contractors, through the Province of BC. In fact, no regional district in B.C. has jurisdiction over road maintenance within its boundaries.

The TNRD encompasses 45,000 square kilometres, and the province has established five Service Areas within the regional district: Service Areas 13, 14, 15, 16, and 20.

The TNRD has a webpage available to help you find out which Service Area you are located in, and the contact information for the road maintenance contractor in your area. For more information, visit www.tnrd.ca/road-maintenance.

Kids’ Christmas ornament class

Clinton Country Artists, with funding from the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, is hosting a free glass ball Christmas ornament class for kids on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre (217 Smith Avenue). Kids can drop in and make their own ornament; all materials are supplied.

Ashcroft Early Years events

Ashcroft Early Years Provider is holding a “Reindeer Food” class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 at the Ashcroft HUB. The class is for kids aged 0 to 6 and their parents/caregivers. All the supplies will be provided to enable participants to make some magical reindeer food that is to be put out for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve. Snacks (for the kids) are provided.

There will also be a Christmas luncheon at the HUB on Friday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon for kids aged 0 to 6 years. In addition to a pizza lunch, the free, indoor event will feature a bouncy castle, an ornament workshop, and face painting. Registration for the luncheon is required by Dec. 1; to register, visit the Healthy Beginnings Cache Creek/Ashcroft or Ashcroft Early Years Services - YCS Facebook pages.

Spences Bridge Community Club

The SBCC will be holding its next regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Clemes Hall. All are invited to come out, admire the new floor at the hall, and learn about the exciting events taking place and coming up in Spences Bridge.

Clinton stocking stuffer

The Clinton Quilters Club has made 65 stockings for members of Integris Credit Union to fill for community members who need a little extra holiday spirit. Drop by the credit union to pick up a stocking, fill it, and return it by Dec. 19 to help spread some Christmas cheer throughout Clinton.

Clinton Jingle Shop

The students of David Stoddart School in Clinton will be holding a Jingle Shop on Dec. 21 and 22, and are looking for new or gently used items that can be sold in the shop, which is a place where students can shop for gifts for their families and friends. Items that can be sold for a low, low cost (such as 10 or 25 cents) are appreciated, as are wrapping, bags, ribbons, bows, and gift tags.

The Jingle Shop is a place where every student can have a wonderful time shopping and find some special gifts, and any donations are gratefully accepted. If you have something you’d like to donate, contact Jodi Madison on Facebook.

Equality Project Christmas bags

The Equality Project in Cache Creek is making up Christmas bags to hand out, to help make some people’s Christmas a bit merrier, and is looking for donations, which can be accepted in the boxes at Anie’s Pizza, Grubstake Foods, and the Project’s clubhouse in Cache Creek, and at Fields and Home Hardware in Ashcroft.

Items they are looking for include gift certificates to local businesses, pens and notebooks, warm gloves and socks, calendars, tea towels, small flashlights and tool sets, lip balm, small handcrafted gifts, and Christmas oranges, chocolates, and fudge. Cash donations are also welcome; cheques (payable to The Equality Project Society) can be mailed to P.O. Box 52, Cache Creek, V0K 1H0. For a complete list of items being sought, visit The Equality Project Facebook page.

Loon Lake CRAS membership renewal

It’s time to renew your membership in the Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society, and if you do so before Dec. 31 you will automatically be entered in their Early Bird Draw. You can win a free membership, a gift certificate to the Hook, Wine and Sinker Store, or one of the LLCRAS 2024 Community Photo calendars.

Annual memberships are $20 per person or $40 per family. To renew, or become a member, go to https://loonlakecommunity.ca/product/memberships/.

Clinton and Ashcroft art groups

The art club in Clinton meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Seniors’ Centre on Smith Avenue, and new members of all ages are welcome. The annual membership fee is $10 per person; anyone interested is invited to drop by.

The Ashcroft Art Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at St. Alban’s Church Hall in Ashcroft; the next meeting is on Dec. 5. The club is for anyone interested in art or photography, with members sharing ideas, discussing art, and providing feedback on members’ work. You can drop by to see if the group is for you, and learn more by going to www.ashcroftartclub.com.