Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week.


January 13, 2018
XC Supercamp @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
XC Supercamp is for all ages, all abilities, and yes: all fitness levels! Whether you a competent advanced or a first time skier, our 105km of rolling terrain, exceptional grooming, professional coaching, and comprehensive camp program give you an inspiring Nordic experience. We offer a 3-day program starting Friday morning at 8:15AM. Our days on snow run 8:30-3:30 (full day) or 8:30-lunch (half day). Lunches are provided, and we offer awesome extras like Wine & yoga (Friday night) and a guest speaker (January - sports nutrition with Kira Sutherland, Australian Nutritionist) and social on Saturday night. For more information please click the link or contact Bryana van Leeuwen at the information provided.       8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
January 13 2018, 8:30 AM
Smith Optics Rail Jam Series @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
SMITH Optics Rail Jam Series is proudly brought to you by SMITH Optics.
Additional Prizing Sponsors: DAKINE, CARIBOO BREWING and MAG (Monashee Adventure Group Yeti SnowMX Tours)
How To Register:
Day of event: 8.30AM - 4:00PM (Youth) in Guest Services.
Day of event: 8:30A - 5:00PM (Men & Women) in Guest Services.
 
*Online Registration details coming soon*
 
* Youth (U16) Registration closes at 4.00pm!
4:00-4:20PM Open practice for Youth
4:20-4:50PM: Youth jam – open format, no finals
Awards directly after. *On Site*
* Adult Registration Closes at 5pm!
5:00-5:20PM: Open Practise for Adult Categories
5:20PM: Ladies jam – Open format, no finals.
5:50PM: Mens Round 1 Preliminaries (ski and board flip for it)
6:10PM: Mens Round 2 Preliminaries (Ski or Board)
6:30PM: Finalists announced
6:35PM: Finals
Awards directly after. *On Site*
January 13 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Animated Flipbooks | Ages 7-10 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
Get started making cartoons move! This fun workshop introduces kids to the concepts of hand drawn animation using a variety of early motion picture techniques. Led by Amanda Homeniuk, a professional stop-motion animator and using only pencils, markers and our imagination, we will have fun flipping and spinning paper to watch our simple shapes and characters come to life. This is a great way to build basic animation skills like drawing, colouring and storytelling, and introduces important concepts such as timing and movement. Your friends will flip-out when you show them your very own cartoon flipbook! Price includes all materials.
Member Price: $45
Non-Member Price: $60
January 13 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Pen & Ink Illustration @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Explore illustration styles, developing ideas, composition, planning and mark-making using pen and ink. Students will complete at least one large ink drawing and several smaller drawings during the course of the class. Through application and discussion, students will develop an understanding of the elements and principals of drawing. This class is for people who have some experience drawing but want to take it further. (5 classes)
Supplies Needed: Basic 8×11 Sketchbook (preferably with a bit of texture/tooth, acid free and not too thin), 2-3 Pieces of Large/Poster Size/Good Quality Paper, 2 (or more) Black Pens (Jelly Roll are good), Fountain Pen (various nibs), Small Paintbrush, Bottle of Ink and Pencils.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 13 2018, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Blacksmith Class @ The Historic O’Keefe Ranch
January 13 - Blacksmith Class: Introduction to Blacksmithing (prerequisite for other classes) 9:30 am – approximately 5:00 pm, $95.00 Max 6 participants. Students are asked to bring safety glasses, layers of non-flammable clothes such as cotton or wool (winter months), good high top leather/work boots, and food and water for the day.
January 14 - Blacksmith Class: Fine Point Scroll Tong Class, (Introduction to Blacksmithing Class is a prerequisite) 9:30 am – approximately 5:00 pm, $95.00 Max 6 participants. Students are asked to bring safety glasses, layers of non-flammable clothes such as cotton or wool (winter months), good high top leather/work boots, and food and water for the day. For more information and to register contact Patrick McIvor at the information provided. Classes are held at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch.
January 13 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lumby Indoor Artisan Market @ The Lumby United Church
Free samples, games, kids circle at 11 am, live music at 1 pm

Arts and Crafts Market, Artisan Market, Vintage Items, Second-hand Clothing
Concession: Coffee, tea, hot dogs, soup, cookies, butter tarts
11 am each Saturday- Kids Activity (story time, puppet show, etc.)
Free cup of coffee and a bowl of soup for Vendors each Saturday. Vendors Fee $10 for drop-in, contact us to be approved as a Vendor.
$7.40 a market for 2017/2018 season ($192 for 26 Saturdays) please note no market on Nov. 11 and Dec.30, 2017.

Grand Opening October 21, 2017, 10 am-3 pm.
January 13 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Telescope Workshop with the RASC @ Okanagan Science Centre
Did you get a telescope for Christmas?  Bring it to the science centre and learn how to properly use it with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 13 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
What Do I Do With...? Panel Discussion @ The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
Are you downsizing? Are you decluttering? Have you inherited family items but have no room? Do you want to find an appreciative home for your family objects? The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is bringing together their museum registrar and archivist, an antique dealer and a lawyer in a panel discussion called “What do I do with…?” on January 13th to discuss your options.
The Museum registrar, Jesslyn Jarvis, and archivist, Barbara Bell, will address what the Vernon Museum, as well as what different museums look for, the process and options for donating, as well as tax implications for donations. Taylor Saunders from Heirloom Antiques will address the options for selling your items and Ian Hawes from Davidson Pringle will discuss the legal ramifications and how estate law comes into play. They will also be able to help answer questions.
The discussion will run from 2:00-3:30pm on January 13th at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $5 at the door to attend. Space is limited so please call 250-542-3142 to reserve your spot. The Vernon Museum is located at 3009 – 32nd Ave in Vernon.
January 13 2018, 3:30 PM
Hot Chocolate & Horse Sleigh Rides
It's a truly unique Canadian Mountain tour for your whole family! This spectacular 45-minute tour meanders thorugh SilverStar's pristine wilderness trails to the Wild Horseman's Cabin.  Upon arrival, you will settle into the rustic cedar cabin and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate and a baked treat around the glow of the fireplace in a cozy mountain atmosphere.
Sleigh Ride Dinner Tours are also available. CLICK HERE for more information.
Departure Times:
  • 3:30pm
  • Guest must check-in at the Guest Services Desk 15 minutes prior to departure.
Pricing:
  • $35 - Adult & Youth
  • $25 - Children 4 to 12
  • FREE - Children 3 and under
*Prices do not include GST
*All bookings must be pre-booked and registered by 4:00pm the day prior to the tour.    
BOOKINGS AND MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Guest Services Desk at [email protected] or on (250) 558-6019.
Booking Policy:
  • All tours must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Minimum 10 people needed in order for tours to run.
  • All amendments and cancellations with more than 48 hours notice of your reserved tour are subject to a $15 Administration Fee.
  • No amendments, cancellations or refunds within 48 hours of your reserved tour.
  • Tours are subject to GST and Gratuity.
  • Prices and tours are subject to change without notice.
January 13 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Gyro Chair Rides @ Okanagan Science Centre
Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 13 2018, 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ski Under the Stars @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Night Skiing begins when the sun goes down the lights come on at SilverStar. Night skiing will run from December 22, 2017 - March 31, 2018, every Friday and Saturday night, 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm. We provide groomed and lit trails accessed by the Summit, Silver Queen Chairs and  "The Zone" Magic Wonder Carpet.
For more information on Tickets, Lessons and Rentals please CLICK HERE.
13 2018, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Toonie Swim @ The Vernon Recreation Centre
A public swim at a bargain price! $2. All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have 3 lanes open.
January 13 2018, 5:00 PM
Wild Horsemen Dinner Tours @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
A truly unique Canadian Mountain tour for your whole family! Take a magical tour along Silver Star’s pristine wilderness trails. Warm up in the charming Wild Horseman’s Cabin with a mug of hot chocolate and a freshly baked treat, or stay for a buffet dinner and dine around the glow of the fireplace in a cozy candlelit atmosphere.
SLEIGH RIDE WITH DINNER TOUR
Join us on a sleigh ride around private mountain trails to the cozy Wild Horseman's Cabin. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you glide your way out to an enchanting secluded cabin. Relax and be treated to a mug of arguably the best homemade hot cocoa and hot apple cider you'll ever taste, followed by a bbq buffet dinner fit for a king.
2018 Menu: CLICK HERE
  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR MEAL CHOICES READY AT THE TIME OF BOOKING WE WILL BE UNABLE TO TAKE YOUR BOOKING WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION.
  • Please note, all Steak will be served medium.
 
Departure Times:
  • 5:00pm & 7:30pm
  • All guests must check-in at the Guest Services Desk 15 minutes prior to departure
 
Prices: 
  • $75 - Adult & Youth
  • $54 - Children Under 12
  • FREE - Children under 3 (must be seated on parent's lap)
 
* Prices do not include GST or 18% Gratuity.
* All bookings must be pre-booked and registered by 4:00pm the day prior to the tour
 
BOOKINGS AND MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Guest Services Desk at [email protected] or on (250) 558-6019.
Booking Policy:
  • All tours must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Minimum 10 people needed in order for tours to run.
  • All amendments and cancellations with more than 48 hours notice of your reserved tour are subject to a $15 Administration Fee.
  • No amendments, cancellations or refunds within 48 hours of your reserved tour.
  • Tours are subject to GST and Gratuity.
  • Prices and tours are subject to change without notice.
January 13 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Live Music at the Den @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
The Den is proud to support local musical talent and presents live music five nights a week. You can catch live music on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundayevenings.
Music Night line up; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sundays - Lancen Davis Harms
  • Tuesdays - Rib Night with Jayme McKillop 
  • Thursdays - Spice Night with Lowell Friesen 
  • Fridays - West Meadows 
  • Saturdays - Marv Marchura 
January 13 2018, 6:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Cowichan Valley Capitals @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
January 13 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Short Film Festival @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
In celebration of 60 years, SilverStar Mountain Resort is proud to introduce The SilverStar Mountain Film Festival. This is a new competitive annual event bringing the best of films shot at SilverStar together in the spirit of adventure and a love of mountain life. The Festival invites anyone, professional or amateur, from anywhere to share the stage and enter a film shot at SilverStar and produced during the Winter of 2017 – 18. For more information please click the link provided.
January 13 2018, 8:00 PM
Justin Glibbery Quintet @ The Vernon Jazz Club
From the south end of Okanagan Lake comes the sweet yet vibrant sound of Penticton’s popular jazz players. Enjoy a particularly lyrical melody encompassing a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation with a few twists and turns.
Their guest singer, Yanti Rowland, has a sultry vocal style, which compliments this diverse yet cohesive band. From innovative original compositions to torch vocals on jazz classics, as well as jazz arrangements of a few current pop tunes, this group will entertain you all evening!
Featuring Justin Glibbery (piano, vocals), Yanti (vocals), Stefan Bienz (bass, vocals), Michael Treadway (drums, vocals), and Michael Perkins (trumpet, flugelhorn).
January 13 2018, 8:00 PM
Tiger Moon with Leila Neverland @ Record City
Installment #7 of the Friends of the Okanagan Locals Concert Series, showcasing the local talent of the Okanagan.

Tiger Moon:
Tiger Moon is a West Canadian folk duo. Boasting harmonious sounds, heartfelt melodies, and foot-stomping rhythms, this is a pair to be reckoned with.

www.tigermoonmusic.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCR7RBq_EODpHjXvllG3C6bg
tigermoon.bandcamp.com

Leila Neverland's Mountain Sound: (Band members to confirm)
Cello, percussion, and piano support Leila Neverland's thunderous voice. Introducing Mountain Sound, with original heavy jazz hop right out of Beautiful British Columbia.

http://www.mountainsoundmusic.ca/

$10 Advance - Call or visit the store to reserve your advanced rate seat(s) 250-503-0038
$15 Door
ALL AGES.... ALWAYS!!!
$5 Students, Children <12 are FREE
Doors @ 8, Music by 9

January 13 2018, 9:30 PM
Andrew Johns @ The Green Pub
Between the comedy and true talent lies the one man show of Andrew Johns, for one night only. Elton John,  Queen, the Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Buble, Journey, Billy Joel, Marvin Gaye,  ABBA and Stevie Wonder. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
January 14 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Annual Swan and Eagle Count @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Participate in the Annual Swan & Eagle Count with Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary and the North Okanagan Naturalist’s Club Sunday, January 14, 2018!
Join a team and travel together along one of eight routes throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap. While this event focuses on counting Swans & Eagles, the day reliably offers great viewing of a variety of winter wildlife and the opportunity to learn a few things about nature in the area. If you’re interested join a team by RSVP to the contact information provided.
January 14 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Masters XC @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is excited to offer the very popular Masters Program again for the 2017/18 season that is organized and lead in large part by our team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the program is to introduce more Adults (19+ yr) to the joys of cross country skiing through a social, organized support network. All participants must be SLNC Season Pass Holders. The program STILL costs just $50!

This program runs three times per week as per the included calendar and is open to all abilities.

Do you want more focussed technical training and some professional coaching?  Join us on every second Wednesday morning from 9-11:00am with Eric de Nys (experienced National Cross Country Team coach) for this great training opportunity.  Want even more? See the Masters High Performance tab on this page.

3 weekly sessions available:

  • Sunday Morning (10:00am-12:00) Led by Volunteer Leaders
  • Wednesday Mornings (9:00-11:00am) Led by Volunteer Leaders, combined with coaching and technical expertise provided by Eric de Nys on alternate weeks.
  • Wednesday Evenings (6:30-8:00pm) Led by Mae Hooper.
**You are required to be a SLNC Pass holder to take part in our XC Masters Program. Confirmation is required by showing your season pass.   
If you have questions regarding this program please contact our Masters Program Coordinator for more information. If registration is giving you challenges, click the FAQ tab (above) and scroll to the bottom.
Phone number provided, press ‘203’ for general enquiries
January 14 2018, 12:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Queen Silver Star Excellence Program: Mad Hatter Tea & Talent Party @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
2018 Queen Silver Star Excellence Program Candidates will entertain you with their talents! The top three will perform at Proclamation. The event also will include a brief info session about their sponsor and what they each bring to the Vernon Area.
$15.00 - Tickets available from the candidates, Winter Carnival office and at the door.
January 14 2018, 2:00 PM
Beginner Pedal and Pint Fat Bike Rides @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Join us every week throughout the season for a fun and challenging (at your level!) spin through the fat bike trails at SilverStar Mountain Resort followed by a relaxing beverage in the SilverStar village.
For Beginner Mountain Bike Riders: 

Join us every Sunday at 2:00pm throughout the season for a fun and easy ride on the green trails. This is a perfect program for someone that wants to experience a new winter sport but is not an experienced mountain bike rider. Our guides will lead you along the wide multi use green trails and possibly onto the easy single track trails winding through the forest.
 
WHERE: Meet at Brewer’s Pond Base
REGISTRATION: FREE with Trail Pass or Season Pass
Participants must REGISTER in advance (space is limited)
Registration closes at noon on scheduled ride dates.
In the event of a cancellation due to snow conditions all registered riders will be notified by email no later than 3:00PM.
 
For more information please click the link provided.
January 14 2018, 4:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Midget Tier 3 Hockey: Winfield vs. Vernon @ The Civic Arena
Come cheer on your young local hockey players!
January 15 2018, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Indoor Pickleball Lessons @ Priest Valley Gym
VERNON PICKLEBALL is offering indoor lessons every Monday at the Priest Valley Gym at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Mondays from 12 to 2pm starting October 16, 2017. Come and have fun!
Equipment is provided, registration is necessary by calling 250-503-6631 or by email [email protected]
January 15 2018, 5:15 PM
Vernon Film Society @ Vernon Towne Theatre
Monday, January 15 - Back to Burgundy
Monday, January 29 - The Divine Order
Monday, February 12 - The Leisure Seeker
Monday, February 26 - Faces Places
Monday, March 12 - Lady Bird
Monday, March 26 - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Our 1st showing will be at 5:15 pm
Our 2nd showing will be at 7:45 pm
All seats - $7.00 (Cash only) There is a bank machine in the lobby for your convenience. Advance tickets are available at the BEAN SCENE Coffee House and the theatre, one week prior to each film
Note: Please remember that these tickets do not guarantee admission in case of a sell out! Please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
REMEMBER: We only print 100 advance tickets for each showing, so if they run out, it does not mean there are no seats left!! The theatre seats over 400 people.
January 15 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
More Watercolour @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Students will be presented with a more in-depth coverage of the basic watercolour theories and techniques that they learned in beginners classes. So– a re-enforcement of basics with some new info and techniques to help them hone their skills.  In-class demonstrations, discussions, critiques and hands on assignments will guide the student to developing their own style with this magical medium. (no class February 12 & March 19) 10 classes
Supplies Needed:
  • Paint – 1 tube of each: Permanent Rose, Winsor yellow, Winsor red, French Ultra Marine
    Paint Note: Inexpensive Chinese paints are available and fine to experiment with. The pigments are not colour fast and will not mix the way artist quality paints will.
  • Optional Paint – 1 tube of each: Pthalo blue, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone gold, Winsor Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Pthalo green, Burnt sienna
    The above colours are suggested by your instructor; please talk to Gail concerning quality and quantity of products needed.
  • Brushes: 1” flat, No. 6 – 8 round (mid-size), rigger brush
  • Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper, palette (large white plastic ice cream lid will do), water container (large rather than small), soft absorbent rag, pencil, white eraser, sketchbook, spray bottle
Bring all the material you already have… Gail will discuss materials on first day.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 16 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Intro to Wheel Throwing @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Wheel Throwing with Laurel Fredin (8 classes)
Level: Beginner
This class is for those looking to learn the basics of working on the wheel. During your eight weeks you will learn the steps that go into creating finished pieces like mugs, vases, and bowls. Weekly demonstrations will keep you motivated and be sure to bring your sense of humor. Fee includes 8 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Students should leave all rings, watches, bracelets etc. at home and wear clothing appropriate to getting muddy. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring an apron and an old bath towel. Price includes 1 bag of M340 clay, all other materials and the use of tools. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.

Members $255 Non Members $270\

Call or email the contact information below or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 16 2018, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Musical Electric Keyboard | Ages 5 & Up @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
 
Level: Beginner
These individual lessons are an introduction to reading music, learning about melody, rhythm, the beat, and to play by ear. Students will have fun and quickly learn how to play the electric keyboard using both hands with accompanying rhythm and chords. Beginners and those who have taken music lessons before are welcome. Family and friends are invited to attend the student recital at the conclusion of the class.  Students can choose either 30 minute or 1 hour long lessons. Sheet music is included in the class cost.
For ages 5 and up (1/2 hour lessons for youth only)
Tuesdays, January 16 to March 20 10:00am-8:00pm (10 classes)
 
Prices start at: $180
January 16 2018, 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Bantam Tier 3 Hockey: South Okanagan vs. Vernon @ Kal Tire Place
Come cheer on your young local hockey players!
January 16 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Planetarium Show @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us for stories about the night sky.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 16 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Guitar Lessons @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: All
Pop, rock, country or blues, easy step by step instruction will have you playing your favorite songs in no time. Learn to read music and strum chords during these ½ hour long private lessons. Students are to bring their own guitar.
Half hour lessons for ages 6+ and Adult
Tuesdays, January 16 to March 6 3:30pm–5:30pm
Member Price: $160
Non Member Price: $175
January 16 2018, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Painting with Acrylics | Ages 11-15 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre

Level: Beginner

Throughout this 4 week class students will work with acrylics to create paintings they are proud to take home. Come and play around with different techniques and colors in a creative and imaginative setting. Price includes all materials. Member Price: $110 Non-Member Price: $125
January 16 2018, 6:00 PM
Experienced Pedal and Pint Fat Bike Rides @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Join us every week throughout the season for a fun and challenging (at your level!) spin through the fat bike trails at SilverStar Mountain Resort followed by a relaxing beverage in the SilverStar village.
 
For Experienced Mountain Bike Riders:
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday evening as our experienced ride leaders guide you out from Brewer’s Pond Base at 6:00pm (riders must supply their own lights) to explore the diverse fat bike trails on offer at SilverStar (we may even explore some areas that areas not accessible during operating hours). These rides are aimed to flow at a fun and friendly pace encouraging lots of smiles and laughs along the way. After rolling back into the village everyone is encouraged to join us to celebrate our triumphs and unplanned dismounts over a refreshing warm or cold beverage.
 
WHERE: Meet at Brewer’s Pond Base
 
REGISTRATION: FREE with Trail Pass or Season Pass
Participants must REGISTER in advance (space is limited)
Registration closes at noon on scheduled ride dates.
In the event of a cancellation due to snow conditions all registered riders will be notified by email no later than 3:00PM.
 
For more information please click the link provided.
January 16 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Teen Drop In @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Is art your passion? Are you thinking of pursuing it at a post-secondary level? Or maybe it’s just your favourite hobby? Come check out our TEEN DROP-IN program for ages 13-17! These drop-ins will be facilitated by artist Sam Hesketh, who can help with ideas and give pointers on a variety of mediums. Bring your own supplies, and use our tables and easels in our professional-grade studios. Meet like-minded artists all while preparing your artist portfolio and creating in a friendly environment! It’s only $2 per drop in and we’ll include a free one-year membership to keep you creating all year long.
Any questions? Give the Vernon Community Arts Centre a call or email us at the contact information provided or message us on Facebook (Vernon Community Arts Centre).
 
January 16 2018, 8:00 PM
Nomad @Vernon Jazz Club
 Gypsy Swing Quartet in the style of Django Reinhardt’s popular ‘hot’ jazz. Mesmerizing lyrical licks, imaginative improv, intriguing rhythms, and stimulating runs to tantalize your senses and charge your brain.
Featuring Neil Fraser (guitar), Luke Mortenson (rhythm guitar), Bjorn Edblad (clarinet), and Brian McMahon (bass).
January 17 2018, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Masters XC @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is excited to offer the very popular Masters Program again for the 2017/18 season that is organized and lead in large part by our team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the program is to introduce more Adults (19+ yr) to the joys of cross country skiing through a social, organized support network. All participants must be SLNC Season Pass Holders. The program STILL costs just $50!

This program runs three times per week as per the included calendar and is open to all abilities.

Do you want more focussed technical training and some professional coaching?  Join us on every second Wednesday morning from 9-11:00am with Eric de Nys (experienced National Cross Country Team coach) for this great training opportunity.  Want even more? See the Masters High Performance tab on this page.

3 weekly sessions available:

  • Sunday Morning (10:00am-12:00) Led by Volunteer Leaders
  • Wednesday Mornings (9:00-11:00am) Led by Volunteer Leaders, combined with coaching and technical expertise provided by Eric de Nys on alternate weeks.
  • Wednesday Evenings (6:30-8:00pm) Led by Mae Hooper.
**You are required to be a SLNC Pass holder to take part in our XC Masters Program. Confirmation is required by showing your season pass.   
If you have questions regarding this program please contact our Masters Program Coordinator for more information. If registration is giving you challenges, click the FAQ tab (above) and scroll to the bottom.
Phone number provided, press ‘203’ for general enquiries
January 17 2018, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Musical Electric Keyboard | Ages 5 & Up @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
These individual lessons are an introduction to reading music, learning about melody, rhythm, the beat, and to play by ear. Students will have fun and quickly learn how to play the electric keyboard using both hands with accompanying rhythm and chords. Beginners and those who have taken music lessons before are welcome. Family and friends are invited to attend the student recital at the conclusion of the class.  Students can choose either 30 minute or 1 hour long lessons. Sheet music is included in the class cost.
For ages 5 and up (1/2 hour lessons for youth only)
Wednesdays, January 17 to March 21 10:00am-8:00pm (10 classes)
Prices start at: $180
January 17 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Happy Art - Finding Your Zen @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
Join Nancy Vince and create happy doodle art.  In this class she will show the progression of creating a piece from the pencil sketch to the finished artwork. Begin by creating your ideas in pencil and then use a pen to work in the details and lastly add color to the art piece you create. She will demonstrate some of the Copic Marker shading techniques and products she uses to create her artwork in addition to showing what you can do with the art you create. Price includes all materials.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
Member Price: $100
Non-Member Price: $115
January 17 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Invasive Animals @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn about some of our invasive reptiles in BC and how they became a problem.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 17 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Drawing | Ages 11-15 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
 
Level: Beginner
Come and explore the world of drawing! Learn how to draw proportions while experimenting with different types of shading and mark making. Price includes all materials. (4 classes)
Member Price: $100 Non-Member Price: $115
January 18 2018, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Musical Electric Keyboard | Ages 5 & Up @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
These individual lessons are an introduction to reading music, learning about melody, rhythm, the beat, and to play by ear. Students will have fun and quickly learn how to play the electric keyboard using both hands with accompanying rhythm and chords. Beginners and those who have taken music lessons before are welcome. Family and friends are invited to attend the student recital at the conclusion of the class.  Students can choose either 30 minute or 1 hour long lessons. Sheet music is included in the class cost.
For ages 5 and up (1/2 hour lessons for youth only)
Thursdays, January 18 to March 22 10:00am-5:30pm (10 classes)
Prices start at: $180
January 18 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Guitar Lessons @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: All
Pop, rock, country or blues, easy step by step instruction will have you playing your favorite songs in no time. Learn to read music and strum chords during these ½ hour long private lessons. Students are to bring their own guitar.
Half hour lessons for ages 6+ and Adult
Date & Time Options:
Thursdays, January 18 to March 8 3:30pm–5:30pm
Member Price: $160
Non Member Price: $175
January 18 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
8 Week Acrylic Painting Class Ages 6-9 @ The Leap Art Supplies & Gallery
Kids Painting Workshop - 8 Sessions
Ages 6-9: Thursdays; January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 & 8
3:30-5:30

“Paint like Picasso”

PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER!

This series of workshops is designed to help young artists explore the unique properties of acrylic paints. Each week we will look at the work of a well-known artist and discuss the ideas and techniques used. Following this the young artists will create their own pieces incorporating some of what was learned. As we go along, the elements of form (line, shape, colour and texture) will be introduced through directed exercises and through free expression. The students will be introduced to acrylic paint and mediums, composition, colour mixing, blending and brushstrokes, all while having a ton of creative fun!

Instructor: Judith Jurica
Cost: $225.00 plus gst
January 18 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Gyro Chair Rides @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair.

FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 18 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Basics of Clay | Ages 7-10 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
In this class we will learn the basic techniques for hand building with clay.  With projects like mask making and pinch pots, kids will come home with projects that are both functional and decorative. Price includes all materials.
Thursdays, January 4 to 25   3:30pm-5:30pm (4 classes)
Member Price: $110
Non-Member Price: $125
January 18 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
U35s @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
U35’s is much more than a skate ski lesson; it’s a weekly evening opportunity that aims to invigorate your body and mind in the midst of weekday mayhem. U35’s is a weekly evening opportunity that brings together locals who want to learn new skills in an inclusive and encouraging environment. Led by local ski professional, Dudley Coulter, and his team of passionate and knowledgeable skiers, you’re sure to enjoy the program – whether you’re a beginner or intermediate skier.
So, come and “chill” with us this winter, you won’t regret it. All lessons are held on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pmunder the lights, and to the beats at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. SLNC Stadium (follow the music!)
Phone number provided, press ‘203’ for general enquiries.
January 18 2018, 7:30 PM
NOCCA Presents Cheng2 Duo @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Named by CBC Music as one of 2015's "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30", the sibling duo is formed by 18-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng, a guest soloist with numerous orchestras since his debut at age 10 in Montréal under the baton of Yuli Turovsky. Silvie and Bryan Cheng have been making music together for the past 13 years. In 2011, when they were called upon to replace an injured musician for a scheduled recital in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, they officially became known as Cheng2 Duo.
Tickets are:
$40 per Adult
$20 per Youth
Tickets can be purchased at the link or phone number provided.
NOCCA presents Cheng2 Duo
PC: Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
January 19 2018, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 4-6 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to offer a broad range of classes for homeschool students in a studio setting! All classes are taught by our Youth Instructor and Emily Carr graduate, Samantha Hesketh.
Our program for youth ages 4 - 6 runs on Fridays from 9:30am-10:30am (no class February 16). Sign up for one class or sign up for them all!

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE:
January 12th Printmaking: Learn and experiment with making your very own prints.
January 19th Abstraction: We will cover the basic ins and outs of this unique style of art.
January 26thClay Tiles: Build and decorate your own clay tile!
February 2ndMixed Media: Learn how to mix together different mediums to create your very own artworks.
February 9thMake a Mask: Design and create your very own mask!
February 23rdWatercolour Painting: Learn to use watercolour while creating your own masterpiece!
March 2ndClay Snake Pencil Holder: Learn the basics of hand building with clay while creating a snake pencil holder.
March 9th Art and Nature: Learn how nature and the world outside can help inspire beautiful works of art!
March 16th Mark Making: Get started putting marks down on paper and learn how they can turn into unique finished products.

Call or email the contact information provided or drop by VCAC to register today and for more info!

January 19 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Beginner Adult 4 Week Drawing Class @ The Leap Art Supplies & Gallery
Beginner 4 Week Adult Drawing Class
Fridays: January 19, 26 & February 2, 9
10:00-12:00

Please call to register at the phone number provided!
Explore mark making while learning basic drawing skills. Sessions will focus on line, shape, color and texture. Participants will explore a variety of mediums while completing some fun individual and group exercises. Each student will receive their own sketchbook and a basic drawing kit to keep. Instructor: Judith Jurica
Cost: $170.00 plus gst
January 19 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Vernon Indoor Farmers Market @ The Kal Tire Place
Come visit all your favorite regular vendors all winter long! Stock up with fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, delicious baking, specialty food products and 1000's of handcrafted gift items...such as jewelry, clothing, toys, hats, woodwork, body products and lots more!
January 19 2018, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 12-16 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to offer a broad range of classes for homeschool students in a studio setting! All classes are taught by our Youth Instructor and Emily Carr graduate, Samantha Hesketh. Our program for youth ages 12 - 16 runs Fridays 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Sign up for one class or sign up for them all!

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE:
January 12th: Make a Mural
Learn the process for creating a mural from the concept creation to planning and execution
January 19th: Drawing Portraits
Practice portraiture while also learning about proportions and mark making.
January 26th: Clay Castles
Work on handbuilding techniques while creating your own clay castle.
February 2nd: Earthworks
Join us as we create interactive and natural sculptures.
February 9th: Silk Screening
Learn silk screening techniques while designing your own shirt!
February 23rd: Drawing with Colour
Learn to create unique works of art using colour.
March 2nd: Learning Compositions
Learn the basic ideas and importance of composition in your artwork.
March 9th: Art and Community
Learn how nature and the world outside can help inspire beautiful works of art!
March 16th: Drawing Proportions and Anatomy
Learn techniques for drawing proper proportions.

Call or email the contact information provided or drop by VCAC to register today and for more info!
January 19 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sumo Bots @ Okanagan Science Centre
Come and try out our new sumo battle-bots!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 19 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Art Explorations | Ages 5-7 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
 
Level: Beginner
Through a bunch of different mediums, students will learn to experiment with materials and create unique works of art to bring home. Price includes all materials. (4 classes)
Member Price: $105
Non-Member Price: $120
January 19 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Steel Wound @ Little City Merchant
Vernon's Acoustic Steel Wound will be performing old and new favorites at the Little City Merchant. Doors open at 6pm and the music flows 7-9pm. In addition to classic coffees and snacks, local beer and wine, for the evening Little City Merchant will be featuring a Specialty Tapas Menu from Chef Shawn Mann. Tickets are $15, and are available at the Little City Merchant and at the Bean Scene in Vernon, seating is limited.
January 19 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Alexanders Beach Pub 
Painting "Dolphins Dance"

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun!
Join me- Kris Fuller- for a great night of painting. Run your own tab.

You can e-transfer or Paypal to [email protected] OR click the link for tickets via credit card.

Tickets must be bought in advance.

Thank you