Inspiring authors visit Big Valley Library

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN -- Big Valley Library is pleased to have Carole Lauweryssen come speak on her book, Unspeakable Gift on Monday, Mar. 7.

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN — The Big Valley Library is pleased to have Carole Lauweryssen come speak on her book, Unspeakable Gift on Monday, March 7 beginning at 2 p.m. at the library. Unspeakable Gift is the story of a woman’s reunion with her biological family. Adopted as a baby, Carole was reunited at the age of 30 with her roots, history and a promise of new completeness. Be engaged as you follow her path through the unknown, not only through reunion with her family but also in a moving spiritual journey that spans the decades before and after this life-changing event. Unspeakable Gift is a heartwarming and refreshingly joyful story, both inspiration to the reader and significant to families of birth children and mothers.

Fifteen players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Feb. 21. Vi McCarty took first place, Mary Wilkie took second and Len Shaw third. Caroline Pound went home with the booby while Teresa Greig won the draw. The next crib tournament will be on Sunday, Feb. 28 beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome.

“Chair Yoga” begins onTuesday, March 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Big Valley Train Station. This beginner course will run every Tuesday for six weeks. Contact Cindy Mailer at 876-2132 for further information or register at the Big Valley Library 876-2642.

The Friends of the Big Valley Library will be sponsoring Lavera Goodeye’s Seven to Seventy Talking Circle on Thursday, March 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Big Valley Train Station.

Lavera Goodeye is an Alberta-based author who made her foray into the world of non-fiction through her memoir, Seven to Seventy: My Journey through Time. Goodeye explores ideas of conflict resolution through the voices of her childhood and the peace she was able to attain through perseverance, determination and support. Qualified as a group facilitator and trained in Family Intervention and Youth Support at MĂ©tis Child and Family Services, Goodeye provides support through her talking circles and healing workshops to adults and seniors. Goodeye’s purpose and passion lies in helping others struggling to find themselves. Please call the library at 876-2642 to register.

Don’t forget the Elks Yuk Yuks Comedy Entertainment fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m., supper at 6 p.m. and the performers hit the stage at 7:30 p.m.