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What's up this weekend in Thunder Bay

Christmas events are in full swing. Jolene Banning has some fun festive suggestions.

Entertainment columnist Jolene Banning gives a run down of local events

Do you still have some shopping to do?

Jolene's four fun things to do this weekend in Thunder Bay December 19 - 21

Native Arts and Crafts Sale

Friday December 19, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m 

Do you have everyone on your Christmas shopping list crossed off? I know I don't. But you'll be one step closer after shopping at the Native Arts and Crafts Sale at Chapman's Gas Bar on Fort William First Nation. The gas bar will host more then 20 artists from northwestern Ontario showcasing everything from intricate bead work, to hand stitched leather gloves, to weaved baskets and more. It's an opportunity to shop locally and truly appreciate beautiful objects. 
Jolene Banning is CBC Thunder Bay's entertainment columnist. (Amy Hadley/CBC )

Jingle Bell Bash

Friday December 19, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.

The Jingle Bell Bash is a fundraiser dance in support of ALS research. It takes place at the Moose Hall. There will be music, fun, prizes and food for the low ticket price of $5. It's the first of what will hopefully become an annual tradition.​

Gift of Giving concert

Saturday December 20th, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Applauze Productions presents a musical celebration of the season with The Gift Of Giving concert. You'll hear from the junior and senior musical theatre groups with Applauze Productions, as well as many other local musicians. The concert will be held at the Finlandia Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Bring in a non-perishable food item for a chance to win a great prize. All proceeds go to support Shelter House Thunder Bay. 

Winter Sunday Fundays

​Sunday December 21st, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Make Sundays fun days and laugh at old man winter while doing it. Every Sunday at Prince Arthur's Landing you can try out all sorts of winter activities like snow shoeing, kick-sledding, skating, or learning the science of winter. When you can't take the cold a minute longer, warm-up at the Baggage Building Arts Centre with arts and crafts, or maybe a hot cocoa. 

You can hear entertainment columnist Jolene Banning every Friday morning on CBC's Superior Morning, 88.3 FM or follow her on twitter @WazzupJoleneCBC


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