Wow - just a ton of amazing fun to be had locally this week!  Check out the list to see what interests you - from recurring events to one off's there is bound to be something that tweeks your interest. Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week.

July 14 2018, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
2018 Vernon Dragon Boat Festival and Pledge Drive @ Swan Lake
We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Vernon Dragon Boat Festival and Pledge Drive!
The Festival will be held at Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club on the calm waters of Swan Lake.
Come and enjoy all that there is to do in the Okanagan, both on and off the water. Race on the spectacularly beautiful, warm and calm waters of Swan Lake and stay to enjoy award winning wineries, world class golf courses as well as fantastic hiking and biking at nearby Silver Star Mountain.
July 14 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Birth With Confidence Prenatal Class @ Tidal Elements Arts Healing Studio 
This Lamaze based childbirth preparation class focuses on birth as a NORMAL event. Be EMPOWERED, understand your choices and build confidence for this life changing event.
Topics covered:
– Identifying expectations, fears and belief systems about birth and providing tools to change those not conducive to a positive birth experience.
– Nutrition and exercise during pregnancy. Prenatal health and resources
– What ACTUALLY happens during labour and birth
– Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices
– Common labour diagnostics and interventions and their risk benefit ratio
– Finding your balance! Accepting responsibility and taking an active role in birth. How improved decision making can lead to a more positive birth experience as YOU define it.
– The importance of your Partner & or Support Person and how they can best SUPPORT you.
– Choosing a birth place where you feel SAFE and a birth team that respects YOUR philosophy.
– Cultural beliefs about pain and the FEAR PAIN CYCLE
– Pain relief and comfort during labour – medical and natural
– The power of the mind during labour. Working with your body not against it.
– Optimal Fetal positioning and how you can be proactive.
– Vaginal Births after Caesarean and Caesarean Births
– Breastfeeding, newborn care and the postpartum period.
Partners and or Support Person’s WELCOME! Hospital tour included!
Group Classes $150
Private Classes $250
Upcoming 1 day classes:
Sat April 14 ~ 9 to 5
Sun June 3 ~ 9 to 5
Sat July 14 ~ 9 to 5
Sat Sept 15 ~ 9 to 5
Sat Oct 27 ~ 9 to 5
Sun Nov 25 ~ 9 to 5
Contact Emma for future dates, information and registration.
Ph: 250.550.6195
[email protected]
www.rootedbirth.com
 
July 14 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Canada/BC Cup @ SilverStar Bike Park
The Canada Cup series is designed to provide competitive opportunities to the next generation of DH cyclists, transitioning from provincial race series to international competitions. Hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, its provincial sports organizations and local organizing committee, the Canada Cup Cycling Series is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union.
July 14 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
A Morning with an Inventor Workshop Tours @ The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
Local inventor, Garry Garbutt, is eager to open the doors to his workshop again to the curiously minded, aged 8 to 108 for “A Morning with an Inventor Workshop Tours”. Included is an active display of Garry’s own creations, as well as some resurrected scientific demonstrators from the 1930’s to 1950’s, many of which were inherited from Kelowna resident Bill Allen. One of Garry’s newest recreations is a spark-gap transmitter. Some other fascinating inventions on his workshop tour include a Wilmshurst machine, Jacob’s ladder and a Crooke’s tube, as well as a tesla coil demonstration that’s always a hit!  “A morning with an Inventor” is part of the award-winning Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Garry is opening up his workshop for five dates this year, running daily from 10am to 11am Wednesday July 11th through to Sunday July 15th.  Due to the limited space available in his workshop, tours can accommodate a maximum of six people. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum.  Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook.
July 14 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Early Music with ORB Trio @ Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival
A two-days workshop for intermediate and advanced players featuring a wide variety of fun summer-themed renaissance, baroque (and a little 20th century) ensemble music with internationally renowned Early Music Specialists Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Neuman and Phil Neuman.
We will explore music by composers of various periods in both small and large group settings.
On the Sunday, July 15th, at 7 PM, at All Saints Anglican, Laura, Gayle and Phil will present a concert of early music on a wide variety of period instruments, “The Oulde Almaine”.  The concert admission is included in the workshop fee, and it is also open to the public for an admission price of $22(regular)/$18(senior/student).  We hope you will be able to attend with friends and family.
The workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced recorder players and players of early winds and strings. Some of the playing will be in separate sessions, and some in combination.
For lunch we suggest bringing a sack lunch.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Saturday, July 14th, 2018, from 10:00 PM to 4:30 PM and Sunday, July 15th, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Vernon Community Music School, 1705 32nd Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2J3
July 14 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Gondola Grand Opening: Beach Party @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Celebrate the Grand Opening of our Gondola with us! Come for FREE Gondola rides and a FREE BBQ at our Beach Party on the Mountain on Saturday, July 14, 2018! Dress in your swim and beach attire! We will have a kid’s waterslide set up in the village and a beach volleyball court. There will also be a beverage garden, snow cones at the summit, games for the whole family, a dunk tank for charity, as well as live music by Andrew Johns.

We are also giving away a grand prize of $1000 CASH! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to find out how you can enter. Contest details will be revealed on our social media on June 22, 2018. #PlayYourWay on the mountain to win!

SCHEDULE
GONDOLA GRAND OPENING. 11:00am
Ribbon Cutting for First Gondola Ride
FREE Gondola rides 11 am to 4 pm

GAMES AND FUN, 11:00am -- 3:00pm
Dunk Tank for Charity
Inflatable Waterslide
Games in the Village and at the Summit
Eurobungy
MUSIC, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Andrew Johns, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Live DJ - Rockit Music Productions, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FOOD, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
FREE BBQ
Beverage Garden
Snow Cones at the Summit
SPEECHES & GONDOLA NAMING DEDICATION, 12:45pm
CAKE, 1:30pm
$1000 CASH CONTEST GIVEAWAY
Winner Announced at 2pm
July 14 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Day Lodge to Village Walk @ SilverStarMountainMuseum
This is a guided walk that will have you retrace Silver Star's development from 1958 to the 1980s. Beginning with the original Day Lodge, the tour will view the chalet designs of the Cabin Colony and the architectural features of today's Village. Learn about the history, architecture and key individuals who helped make Silver Star what it is today -- a fascinating and intriguing accomplishment.
For all walks: Meet at the Silver Star Mountain Museum, Main Street in the Village. Fee by donation. Hiking pass (free) is required before departure for some walks. Advance registration required at the Museum desk or at [email protected]. Spaces are limited.
July 14 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Herbal Workshop - Plants for Stress and Indigestion @ Back to Roots Soaps and Gifts
Hands-on, fun workshop to get you closer to your "best friends"- beneficial plants.
You will make 2 herbal teas for stress and indigestion, enter door prices and share our healthy snack. 2.5 hrs filled with information about 5 basic plants for health: lavender, chamomile, catnip, lemon balm and mint.

$30 plus $10 supplies. max 8 participants.
Register at Back to Roots store or by phone 778.475.0509.
LIKE our page for more upcoming workshops and deals.
https://www.facebook.com/backtorootsvernon/
July 14 2018, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
All Things Reptiles Presentation @ Vernon Museum and Archives
Whether they creep you out, you are fascinated by them, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to learn something new about reptiles this summer at the Vernon Museum. Stuart Brown of the Bug Guys is returning for his ninth summer with his “All Things Reptiles” presentation. Armed with a selection of live reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles and frogs, from his large collection, Stuart will share reptile facts, dispel myths and misconceptions, and answer questions. Following the presentation, audience members have the opportunity to hold and take photos with a Dumeril’s Boa snake and a bearded dragon. Choose from two dates, either Saturday July 14th or Saturday August 11th, from 10:30am-12:00pm. As space is limited and Stuart’s Reptiles shows are always popular, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early, to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $5.00/person available at the museum. For more information please call (250) 542-3142 or visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum.
July 14 2018, 11:00 AM to 11:55 PM
Armstrong Metal Fest @ IPE Fairgrounds
Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong MetalFest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene.
Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

July 14 2018, 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Missoula Children's Theatre Summer [email protected] Performing Arts Centre 
The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre is excited to be partnering with Missoula Children's Theatre again for our annual Musical Theatre Summer Camp! The camp is designed for 60 students grades 1-12, with roles especially suited for all ages, skill levels and experience levels. The camp runs July 9-13 (10am-2:30pm) with two public performances on Saturday, July 14 (3:30 & 5:30pm). Cost for the camp is $110, which includes two tickets to the Saturday performances. Additional tickets for the performances are available through Ticket Seller for $12 each. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for additional workshops at no extra charge. These workshops take place in the morning from 9am-10am and will be scheduled and announced prior to the camp start date. Students must bring a lunch and snacks each day, and wear comfortable clothes. Parents/guardians must fill out an emergency contact and photo release form before the camp starts. These can be found at the Ticket Seller Box Office.
Pre-registration is required by calling the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-7469 or visiting the Box Office in person at 3800 33rd St. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
July 14 2018, 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
DAILY MATINEES 
SHOW DOGS – 93 MIN
Showing 12:30PM
Rated PG

DEAD POOL 2 – 120 MIN
Showing 2:15PM
Rated 18A
NIGHTLY EVENING SHOWS – EXCEPT Monday
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda: BOOK CLUB – 104 MIN
Showing 4:30PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - 149 MIN
Showing 6:30PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
DEAD POOL 2 – 120 MIN
Showing 9:00PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated 18A
MONDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society Presents:
HOTEL SALVATION
July 16th 5:15 & 7:45pm
Advance Tickets available at Bean Scene & Towne Cinema Box Office
July 14 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Flight @ Okanagan Science Centre
Take to the skies and learn the principles of flight while building your own flying machines!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
July 14 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Talking Rocks @ Silver Star Mountain Museum
Do you have rocks you have collected from around the world? Beautiful stones you can’t part with or stones gathered on Silver Star Mountain? Bring them along, with your questions and talk with our resident geologist Warner Gruenwald who can help you identify them and learn their history.
July 14 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 14 2018, 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Summer Fest @ Swalwell Park
Live! in Lake Country presented by TD SUMMER FEST
Skatepark and BMX competition 2-5:30pm
Concerts 5:30-9pm
Talented Youth: Victoria Waller (5:30pm)
Act 1: Reason to Wake (5:45pm)
Act 2: B-Dice (6:45pm)
Headliner: Neon Dreams (8pm)
Free Food at 5:30pm
500 Little Ceasers Pizza slices
500 Pizza Hut Pizza slices
500 DQ Dilly bars
500 Sun Rype Juice boxes
500 bottles of water from Save on Foods
Obstacle Course, HydroBlast, Art Alley by the Lake Country Art Gallery, Air Brush Tattoos, Henna and much much more
Title Sponsor: TD
Sponsors: Canadian Ramp Company, Kiwanis, Telus Pure Fibre, Sun Fm, and Castanet
Children’s Activities on site provided by Lake Country Gymnastics
Concession on site (cash only) provided by Oyama Sun blush
Live in Lake Country is produced by the District of Lake Country
July 14 2018, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3rd Annual Summer Suds Beer and Cider Festival @ Vernon Recreation Complex
Presented by Coldstream Trucks and Parts Ltd.
Proceeds to support Kindale Developmental Association.
Tickets: $20 early bird until June 30th; $25 July 1st to July 14th (if any tix left). Group Price - 15 tickets fro $250 (online only). Tasting tokens $1.25 each.
CASH ONLY tickets available: Village Green Liquor Store, East Side Liquor Store, Monashees Liquor Store, Vernon Square Liquor Store.
Debit/Visa/Mastercard & Cash: Kindale Thrift Store Vernon
Online Tickets at www.summersudsvernon.com
July 14 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
July 14 2018, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Toonie Swim @ The Greater 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.
July 14 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 14 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Orient Express @ Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival
Enjoy the delightful program of music for violin or viola and piano by English, French, Austrian, and Bulgarian composers, from the countries where the actual Orient Express used to travel through. At All Saints Anglican Church.
PROGRAM
Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
"Romance" for violin and piano, Op. 1
"Salut d'Amour" for violin and piano, Op. 12
Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
Sonata for violin and piano # 1, Op. 13 in A Major
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Sonata for piano and violin # 4, D 574 in A Major
Parashkev Hadjiev (1912 - 1992)
Suite for violin and piano
July 14 2018, 7:30 PM
Flight @ Powerhouse Theatre
"Flight", is a magical journey of a young heroine’s return to herself. Inspired by the Welsh legend of Ceridwen, this one act play is told in full mask. Come and be transformed!
$15 Adult for July 13th opening night reception
$12 Adult all other nights
July 14 2018, 8:00 PM
Blackberry Wood @ Lorenzo's
From the playing the biggest festivals in the world to hangin' in your back yard Blackberry Wood whisks you away to a wild crazy barn dance in the back of the carnival, with carnies and magical circus folk!!! A reputation for high-energy and unbelievably exciting dance floor shakin' shows  follows Blackberry Wood every stage they're on. When you spot them they'll be coming down the road looking like a travelling minstrel show, all dressed up to make ya smile inside!!!
Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Province
July 14 2018, 9:00 PM
Movies @ The Starlight Drive In
INCREDIBLES 2 Rated PG ~ Shows at 9:00pm
AVENGERS: Infinity War Rated PG ~ Shows at 11:30pm

Gates open at 6:30pm
Box Office & Concession open at 7:00pm
We reserve the right to open the Gates & Box Office earlier.
ADMISSION PRICES

TWO MOVIES FOR ONE LOW PRICE:
General Admission: $11.00
Children 4 to 12: $7.00
Children 3 & Under are Free

We have the lowest theatre concession prices in British Columbia.
July 14 2018, 9:30 PM
Timbre Wolves @ The Green Pub
The Timbre Wolves are back to rock The Green Pub starting at 9:30 pm!
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July 15 2018, 8:00 AM
The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #3 @ Kalamalka Provincial Park
This trail run is located in the beautiful Kalamalka Provincial Park and includes 5km, 10km, and 21km courses. This is a beautiful start/finish area right at the beach. Make sure to pack a picnic basket and bring your family and friends and stick around and play in the water. Pick your distance and come enjoy a day at the park. Don’t forget about the awesome draw prizes from our sponsors too!! Click here for a map to the start area.
The trails are well marked with flags and arrows and at the finish, there’s great food waiting for you and water and Torq drink. The 21km and 10km will have water/Torq drink and food stations on course. For the 21km runners please be prepared and carry enough water/electrolyte drink for 10km without a refueling station as it could be hot.
Check-in begins at 8:00 am at the Start/Finish.
Race Start Times: Earlier start for this race
21 km at 9:00 am
10 km at 9:30 am
5 km at 9:45 am
Entry Fees: (this race will be capped at 300 people) Entry does not include online processing fee.
Please click the website link provided to register and for more information.
July 15 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Friends of Fintry Annual Summer Fair @ the Fintry Estate
Take a wee drive to sample a dram of Scotland this Sunday.
The Friends of Fintry are hosting their annual Summer Fair at the Fintry Estate and would love you to join the July 15 party. They’ve lined up the Triskele Celtic Singers, the Vernon Scottish Country Dancers and the Kalamalka Highlanders pipe band to entertain throughout the day.
When you’re not clapping along, you can tour one of the grandest heritage mansions in the Valley, check out the vendors’ booths, take your little ones to the kids’ area, ask firefighters to spray from a fire hose and enjoy food and ice cream.
One highlight is dignitaries unveiling a portrait of the late Ben Lee, a city councillor and champion of local heritage who worked tirelessly to ensure Fintry was preserved.  
Tours of the sumptuous Manor House, built by the Scottish laird James Dun-Waters in the early 1900s, are $5. Gates to the grounds open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dogs on-leash are welcome. Entry is by donation and free for kids and society members.
For more information about Sunday’s fair, email [email protected]
July 15 2018, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dance Church @ Tidal Elements Arts Healing Studio 
Dance Church is a regular event which takes place one Sunday each month from 11am to 1pm at Tidal Elements. It is a non-verbal, conscious dance practice, a moving meditation, ecstatic dance medicine for the soul! No experience necessary…everybody is a dancer! Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult and are participating in the spirit of the event.
 
July 15 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Introduction to Nature Art @ Silver Star Mountain Museum
Join artist Ginny Hall on Silver Star Mountain to learn to observe and sketch with an artist's eye. This session will take you outside to sketch some of the plants and trees that surround you. Learn some basic skills of sketching that will help you appreciate your natural surroundings in a new way.
July 15 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 15 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Crystal Bowls with Terez @ Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio
Crystal Bowls Vernon” happens once a month on a Sunday eve closest to the time of the New Moon. We gather at 6:30 pm for this 2-hour event at Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio to listen to the beautiful bowls and receive the amazing sound therapy that comes with it.
A love donation of $20 is graciously accepted at the door. While Janet Hummel the queen of Vernon Crystal Bowls is recuperating, Terez is presenting a filler or two till she can come back to the New Moon events. These events are a temporary series while Janet's limbs continue their healing process. When she is able again, the Sunday events will be led by her.
For this event, we are straddled between two eclipses, a partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th and a Total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th of July. These are auspicious times, with alignments that can help us with every aspect of our life. The bowls, made of crystal are amplifiers giving us another opportunity is to activate our intentions & our goals. Join us on the mat for a private, relaxing and rejuvenating sound bath. Reserve a spot with Therese at 778-471-5598 or email [email protected] Cost is $20.00 cash If there is space available, spontaneous, unplanned participants are welcome too. Happy summer and eclipses to you!!
Therese Laforge Practical Notes: doors open at 6 pm. I encourage an early arrival and a deliberateness to make a nest of comfort for the two hours. Quiet and settling in will help you make the most use of the time payment: 20.00 cash only, bring along: water bottle, blanket, pillow, your journal if you are a writer.
July 15 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Early Music: Oregon Renaissance Trio Concert @ Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival
Tonight's performers are members of The Oregon Renaissance Band whose recordings include "Now make we joye" and "Carnevale."
 
For more information visit: www.philandgayleneuman.com/performance/oregon-renaissance-band/ The Oregon Renaissance Band appears in the recent movie "Buddymoon" from Orion Pictures - see it at www.buddymoonthemovie.com
 
July 15 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 16 2018, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Vernon Farmer's Market @ Kal Tire Place
 

EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY

RAIN OR SHINE

8:00 AM - 1:00PM

And YES....STILL at.........

KAL TIRE PLACE PARKING LOT

3445 43rd. Ave.

Make It A Fresh Day!

July 16 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Pint Sized Picasso's Art Camp | Ages 5-6 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Pint Sized Picasso's Art Camp | Ages 5-6

Our summer art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for a range of age groups. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, printmaking, collage, mixed media, and more! Each camp will hold an art exhibit for family and friends on the last day of class. Participants for Pint Sized Picasso camps need to bring snacks, drinks, and wear art appropriate clothing.

Date Options (Morning Sessions):
1. Monday to Friday, July 16 to 20 9:30am - 12:30pm (5 classes)
Members: $105 Non Members: $120

2. Tuesday to Friday, August 7 to 10 9:30am - 12:30pm (4 classes)
Members: $84 Non Members: $99

Our summer camps fill up fast so call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 16 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Clay & More | Ages 7-10 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Clay & More | Ages 7-10 with Hannah Woodhouse

Through a series of guided activities in a professional studio environment, learn painting, printmaking, the basic techniques of clay hand building and more. There will be different projects each session so students wanting to take more than one class can build on skills learned in other sessions. It's educational and fun - what more can you ask for? Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks, and wear art appropriate clothing. Price includes all materials.

Date Options:
Session 1: Monday, July 16 10:00am - 2:00pm
Session 2: Monday, July 30 10:00am - 2:00pm
Session 3: Monday, August 13 10:00am - 2:00pm
Session 4: Monday, August 27 10:00am - 2:00pm

Members: $65/session Non Members: $80/session

Sign up for one or sign up for them all! Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 16 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summertime Corn Maze @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch
The O’Keefe Ranch welcomes guests of all ages to find their way through our brand new corn maze. The first of 3 that will open this year, the Summertime Corn Maze is good old-fashioned fun for everyone.
It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to reach the end of the 2 1/2 acre maze and it’s full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Take your time and stroll through the stocks or make it a race to see who finishes first. Learn some corny fun-facts along the way; it will be a-maze-ing!
 Open daily until mid-September. Admission rates start at $5 for children. Admission and rates
July 16 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing Portraits | Ages 11-14 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Drawing Portraits for ages 11-14

Learn all the tips, tricks, and drawing techniques necessary for improving the accuracy of your portraits. Price includes all materials.

Monday, July 16 1:00pm - 4:00pm (1 class)
Members: $45 Non Members: $60

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 16 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Butterflies @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Come learn about butterflies and make your own butterfly feeder!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
July 16 2018, 5:15 PM
Hotel Salvation @ The Towne Cinema
An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. He takes the news to his son Rajiv, knowing he wants to breathe his last in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation. Rajiv, ever the dutiful son, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father. Daya and Rajiv check into Hotel Salvation in Varanasi, a guesthouse devoted to people to die there. But as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, while Daya starts to bloom in the hotel.Rajiv gives his father a shot at salvation but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.
 
 
July 16 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 16 2018, 8:00 PM
Tequila Mocking Birds @ Lorenzo's Cafe
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling.

WE MAKE REALLY PARTY is a 5 song EP that returns to the old world sounds the band became known for in its early years.  With both original and reimagined roots and folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian WE MAKE REALLY PARTY captures the band playing live off the floor in a three day session after their 2016 summer tour.  It is a record that is refined in both playing and production while honouring the band's past musically.

TMO have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

$10 cover
July 17 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
"Grow" and Learn! Day Camp @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Get your hands dirty in our garden this summer! Plant some seeds and learn how to grow your own garden. Get up close and personal with worms our wiggly compost friends and bees our beautiful pollinators!
Half Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Full Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Tuesdays: Ages 4-5* Wednesdays: Ages 6-7 Thursdays: Ages 8+
*Programs for ages 4-5 are offered for half day only
Half Day: $20 for members, $30 for non-members
Full Day: $40 for members, $55 for non-members
They have different themes weekly to keep your kids entertained and excited about learning all summer long!
July 17 2018, 9:00 AM
Mural Tours @ Downtown Vernon
Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys, and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA), 3009-32nd Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 am, June 1st to September 28th. Limited to 20 per tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca or at the door for $5.00 cash only please.

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).
 For more information contact the Downtown Vernon Association at the information provided, [email protected] or the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 250-542-3142, [email protected]
July 17 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Open Class @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Open Class with Tina Siddiqui
Level: All Levels

Work in the medium and subject of your choice with instructor support. Attempt something new or finish works that have been put away. As it is an open class, learn by watching others creating works in different styles and mediums. If unsure of materials to bring, contact the instructor through the Arts Centre.

Tuesdays, July 3 to 24 9:30am - 12:30pm (4 classes)
Members: $170 Non Members: $185

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 17 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Intro to Wheel Throwing @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Wheel Throwing with Laurel Fredin
Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel. During your 8 week class you will learn the process of forming finished pieces like mugs, vases and bowls. Students will have in class demonstrations along with instructor coaching during the course. Be ready to have fun and learn a new art form! Class 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.

Tuesdays, June 5 to July 31 (no class July 10) 9:30am - 12:30pm (8 classes)
Members: $260 Non Members: $275

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 17 2018, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Back in Time Tours @ Mackie Lake House
Unravel the rich history of the families living in the historic Mackie Lake House, and discover their place in Coldstream’s past. Tour the grounds and explore this exceptional example of a country mansion while learning about the architecture, history, and characteristics that make this home unique. The collection within these walls has a story to tell, travel back in time with us.
July 17 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Acrylics on Canvas | Ages 11-15 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Acrylics on Canvas for ages 11-15 with Tina Siddiqui

Young artists get to express themselves in bright and playful acrylics. Along with basic painting techniques, unusual tools will also be used for creating interesting effects on the canvases. Price includes all materials.

Tuesdays, July 17 & 24 1:30pm - 3:30pm (2 classes)
Members: $70 Non Members: $85

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 17 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Planetarium Show @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Join us for stories about the night sky.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
July 17 2018, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Music on the Patio @ Predator Ridge
Enjoy an evening in the summer air with a popular series of outdoor live music performances by local Okanagan artists. The music will be on the new outdoor patio at Range Lounge & Grill or the patio at Pallino's (and will move indoors if weather is poor).

Range & Lounge Grill is open to enjoy dinner after the event (dinner reservations are recommended).
July 17 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Basics of Clay with Karen Palmer @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
A wheel throwing and hand building class for beginners and those wanting to become proficient on the wheel. This class will explore many functional forms as well as teach the basics that go into creating finished pieces. We will focus on individual challenges as you throw and hand build various forms. Class includes 6 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course.
Please leave rings, watches and bracelets at home, wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a clay class. 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.
Tuesdays, July 10 to August 14 5:30pm - 8:30pm (6 classes)
Members: $205 Non Members: $220
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 17 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family Fun Night - ABNC Carnival! @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Tuesdays in July are Family Fun Nights at Allan Brooks!
Join us for the first ever Allan Brooks Carnival! From bouncy castles, to rock walls to bobbing for apples, this is a Carnival the whole family can enjoy! Walk the ground of Allan Brooks and check out all the games to win prizes! Plus enjoy the entertainment with the Raptor Stilt Chorus and more!

For more info on Family Fun Nights visit https://abnc.ca/events/family-fun-nights
July 17 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Kalavida's Summer SUP Series @ The Kalavida Surf Shop
Our Summer SUP Series is revamped and recharged. Join us on Tuesdays starting June 12 and make that your dedicated SUP night. First part is a laid back skills session before heading out for a paddle. Bring a friend!

Tuesdays: Starting June 12
Time:
- 6pm - 6:30pm - Skill Session
- 6:30 - 7:30pm - Summer Series Paddle
- 7:30pm - After Social

Entry Fee: TBA (very, very affordable)
July 17 2018, 6:45 PM
Vernon BMX Tuesday Night Races @ Ranger Park
Are you a Vernon BMX fan? We know you are! Follow our schedule and come on down to our next race. We’ll save a seat for you! Make sure you and your family don’t miss out on our next fun and exciting race night. Check out what other events we have coming up and join us soon. We know you’ll have a great time!
Vernon BMX holds practices every Monday night except on Statutory Holidays. We race every Tuesday night (weather permitting.) Registration is 5:45 - 6:30 pm.  We try our best to start racing at 6:50 pm for 1/2 trackers and Full Track motos start immediately after.
July 17 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Early Music: Music for the Emperors @ Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival

 

Discover the wonderfully novel harmonies and melodies of 17th Century Music composed for the Courts of European Emperors. Instrumental Music withOka Baroquo period music ensemble
 
Free concert
July 17 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Trivia Tuesday's @ The Longhorn Pub
Every Tuesday, your Tremendous Trivia host Geoff Trepanier brings you and your friends a challenging and entertaining evening of general knowledge trivia, Name That Tune, laughter, fun, and prizes! Who will win the coveted Tremendous Trivia trophy?

Registration and warm-up activity is at 7:30, and the trivia starts shortly after. It's free to play!
Rotating drink specials and share plates just add to the festivities of the lively pub, voted Best Pub in Vernon in 2017!

There are regular random t-shirt draws for participating teams. So, get your friends together and reserve a table by calling 250-542-9222, or just come on down. Make The Longhorn Pub your weekly trivia night destination!
July 18 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Jammin' in Justice with The Pernell Reichert Band @ Justice Park
Jammin' in Justice concert series in #DowntownVernon is back in it's 6th year and we're excited to bring you a diverse lineup of musical talent every Wednesday in Justice Park. There will be a food truck on-site as well.

July 18th is roots/rock band, Pernell Reichert, Musician. Their music has been described as razor sharp folk, alt country, or cow punk. The band's witty banter with audiences accompanied by their fast folksy songs, and foot stomping banjo tunes interspersed with a few melodic solo acoustic ballads provides for a fun evening of musical entertainment.
July 18 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Meet the Critters @ Okanagan Science Centre
Come and meet our new animals at the science centre, and get reacquainted with some of your old friends!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
18 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Intro to Wheel Throwing @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Wheel Throwing with Shinaid McGillivray (4 classes)
Level: Beginner

Learn to throw on the potters wheel. During this 4 week course you will learn the fundamental basics of throwing, trimming, attaching, and glazing. With instructor demonstrations and hands on teaching you will learn to construct your own bowls, vessels and mugs. Be prepared; working with clay can be relaxing, addictive, creatively fulfilling and muddy. Come join in on the fun! Please tie back hair and bring an old towel and apron if possible to class. Price includes 1 bag of M340 clay, all other materials, use of tools. The class also includes 4 free self-directed drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.

Wednesdays, June 27 to July 18th 1:30pm-4:30pm
Members $140 Non Members $155

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 18 2018, 5:30 PM
Ladies Night @ The Rise
Come to The Rise for a round of golf with the ladies every other Wednesday.
$40.00 for members & $60.00 for guests. Includes 9 holes, cart, prizes and dinner!
Sign up your group of four! 5:30 shotgun starts!
July 18 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wahine Wednesdays Women's Social Paddle @ Kalavida Surf Shop
Wahine Wednesdays are all about the girls getting together on the water – The Ladies of the Lake! Launching from Kal Beach, each week will include something a little different – it could be a soothing sunset paddle, a cruise alongside the Okanagan Rail Trail, storytelling, or maybe even a yoga move or two. No need to pre-register, just drop in before 6 pm each Wednesday.

Register at the shop by 5:45 pm
On the water at 6 pm
Need a board? – $20 plus tax
Have a board? – Donation to SPKL (Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake)

Beverages, snacks and good vibes are supplied after the paddle. Each week will feature something new.
July 18 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Choral Workshop with Terry Pitt-Brooke @ Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival
The workshop is led by choral director Terry Pitt-Brooke at the Vernon Community Music School
The workshop will run for four Wednesday evenings: July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.  The participants will learn J.S.Bach's 4-part chorus Gratias agimus tibi from BWV 232 (Mass in B minor) and a 4-part choral (TBD).
The workshop participants will take part at All-Bach Concerts on Vernon, July 27th, and Kelowna, July 29th.
The workshop is free to attend.
We would appreciate your donation.
July 18 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Green Pub 
$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun.
Painting: 'Summer Celebration'
Run your own tab at the Green Pub!
Join 123 Artful for a great night out!
July 18 2018, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts Benefit @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
Join in the annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts art auction & garden party. This event is the annual benefit event for the Vernon Public Art Gallery.  Don’t miss the social event of the season in the North Okanagan.
Enjoy gourmet appetizers, local beer, wine and cocktails, live music, and an exciting live art auction. The live music will be playing until 11 pm, with dancing after the auction. Enjoy the stunning Okanagan landscape while supporting the Vernon Public Art Gallery, for more information join their weekly email update list.
July 18 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 18 2018, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra @ Studio E
Limited tickets available, please contact Sherrie for tickets and details at the information provided.
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood, and feeling. They’ll weave their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings.
July 19 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Life Drawing with a Model @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Life Drawing with a Model with Tina Siddiqui
Level: All Levels

Learn the techniques behind life drawing in this three hour class with an undraped female model. We will use the creative energy that comes from the model. The session includes instructions in anatomy and proportions and will start with gesture drawing, a few short poses, and then move into longer poses.

If you've ever been interested in our self-directed live model drawing evenings (they happen the first and third Wednesday of each month!) but want to start with a guided session, then this is the perfect class for you!

Supplies needed: Newsprint or drawing pad, few sticks of willow charcoal and 2B drawing pencil. Feel free to bring along black, white and brown conte, pastels (chalk or oil), pastel pencils, pencil crayons, markers, etc.

Thursday, July 19 9:00am - 12:00pm (1 class)
Members: $70 Non Members: $85

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 19 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Morning Tea @ Mackie Lake House
$25 Per Person
On a lazy summer morning relax in a beautiful setting with a steaming cup of tea and some savoury and sweet treats to satisfy your mid-morning cravings. Capturing the essence of days gone by, Tea is served with fine bone china on the verandah overlooking the serene gardens and lake. To complete your experience let us guide you through the historic Mackie Lake House on an optional tour included with your ticket. Purchase your ticket in advance and get ready to enjoy a delicious morning tea!

**Any tickets bought as a group will be seated together. If you are buying tickets individually but would like to sit with your friends please email [email protected]with that information so we can seat you together.

**Please notify us in advance at [email protected] of any dietary restrictions so that we can accommodate you

**Note that if minimum tickets sales are not reached the Tea will need to be canceled and you will be contacted to reschedule or be refunded.
July 19 2018, 10:30 AM
STEAM: Learning About Science & Math Through Play @ Okanagan Regional Library
Learn about science and math through play. Bring your home-made inventions to the library for testing. This week: Test what can float.
Code & Go mice and Ozobots will be available for programming. This free event is intended for school-aged children and teens. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
July 19 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Men's Night @ The Rise
$65 includes 18 holes, shared cart and competition. Stay for a drink and food after your round with great Men’s Night Specials. $10.00 for members.
July 19 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Introduction to Stained Glass @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Introduction to Stained Glass with Terry Dunstan. Level: Beginner

Fun and easy to learn! This class is designed to introduce students to the art of stained glass using copper foil method of construction. Students will learn pattern preparation, glass cutting, soldering and more while making a simple sun catcher. This class will provide students with all the knowledge they need to continue on with this fun and enjoyable art form. Price includes all materials.

Thursdays, July 12 & 19 1:00pm - 3:30pm (2 classes)
Members: $90 Non Members: $105

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
July 19 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magic Mud @ Okanagan Science Centre
Is a liquid?  Is it a solid?  Join us as we discover the wonders of magic mud!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
July 19 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tea @ Mackie Lake House
$25 Per Person
Come relax on the beautiful, screened verandah overlooking Kalamalka Lake and our scenic gardens. Let us pamper you with teas served in fine bone china, delicious finger sandwiches, fluffy scones with Devonshire cream and seasonal jams, and delicate desserts-a feast for the eyes and palette. To complete your experience let us guide you through the historic Mackie Lake House on an optional tour included with your ticket. Bring a friend or your visitors and join us on the verandah.  

**Any tickets bought as a group will be seated together. If you are buying tickets individually but would like to sit with your friends please email [email protected]with that information so we can seat you together.

**Please notify us in advance at [email protected] of any dietary restrictions so that we can accommodate you

**Note that if minimum tickets sales are not reached the Tea will need to be cancelled and you will be contacted to reschedule or be refunded.
July 19 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Civic Sounds @ The Civic Plaza
Come enjoy free live concerts downtown at the Civic Plaza on Thursday nights in the summer.
The Beach Radio Events Crew will be on location every Thursday Night giving away SunRype and other goodies!
These open-air concerts are great for dancing the night away.
Stop by one of our local restaurants for an early meal and come on out.
You can also get take-out or pack a picnic basket and bring it down for some great musical entertainment with your dinner.
Check out who will be playing at each Civic Sounds Concert this Summer:

July 19th | Mace
July 26th | Dirt Road Kings
August 2nd | Shawn Lightfoot Band
August 9th | The Keys
August 16th | The Younguns
August 23rd | 6 Shades of Grey
Civic Sounds is proudly presented by 107.5 Beach Radio, The Downtown Vernon Association, Telus, Bannister Honda, and Valley First Credit Union.
July 19 2018, 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Hike, Yoga & Wine Night @ Predator Ridge
Thursday Hike, Yoga & Wine nights at the Fitness Centre.
Beginning with a 20-minute hike out to one of our 3 outdoor yoga platforms; followed by a 45-minute yoga class and then a hike back.  Afterwards enjoy a glass of wine & snack on the Fitness Centre patio.b Bring a water bottle and yoga mat. Cost for homeowners is $30* each & Guests $40* each.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at the Fitness Centre by noon on Thursday or by emailing [email protected]
July 20 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Grindrod Days 2018 @ The Grinrod Park
Grindrod Days are getting set to take over the Grindrod Park once again!! Due to the overwhelming success and attendance of last years event, this year will be going ahead and will include all of the great family fun of last year and more !!
So far Jump 'n' Jax Entertainment is confirmed as well as displays by Tyler Backus and Trent Backus showcasing their 2018 summer lineup. You will see Classic Cars, Trucks and Bikes.
The Shuswap Pioneer Collectors Club is bringing their collection of cool stuff too!!
The Enderby Fire Department and the 4H animal displays were a big hit too and are hopefully coming back!
There will be another craft tent where the kids can let their imaginations run wild and color and glue things together..
Expect more vendors, more entertainment, and more fun!!
These kinds of events are a lot more fun to put together with a bit of help from volunteers so please consider donating a bit of time if you are able, it would be much appreciated. :)
July 20 2018, 10:30 AM
Kids Who Code @ Okanagan Regional Library
Develop coding skills for games, robots and other projects.This week we will learn how to write names in code with beads. Code & Go Mice Mazes and Ozobots will be used to demonstrate basic robotic programming. This free event is intended for school-aged children and teens. Register online or at the Vernon library Information desk. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
July 20 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Public Swimming @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
July 20 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Microscopes @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn how to use a microscope and explore cell structure and pond water!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
July 20 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Summer Music Series @ Caetani Cultural Centre
 BREAKDOWN - THE ULTIMATE TOM PETTY TRIBUTE
Gear up for summer Vernon! Bring your blankets, folding chairs, and even a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music presented by the Caetani Centre.

The show begins at 2:00 pm; RAIN OR SHINE and a selection of refreshments will be available for purchase. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $20 plus tax and will be available at Caetani.org or through Ticket Seller.

Memberships will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds go directly to the artists and toward capitol improvement projects at the Centre. Parking is not available at the Caetani Centre and patrons are asked to park off site in approved parking zones.
July 20 2018, 4:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday Night Fun @ The Armstrong Outdoor Pool
Friday Fun Nights at the Armstrong Pool!

Friday nights in July & August, from 4:15pm - 9:00pm

Come on out to our Friday Fun Nights with your friends or family for a night filled with swimming, games, and more!
July 20 2018, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday Night Flights -Wine Tasting @ Predator Ridge 
Get your tasting palette ready with our popular Friday Night Flights series of wine tastings.

Join us every Friday night for an exclusive wine tasting from 5 - 6 pm with a variety of the signature wines from some of the world's best wineries!
2018 Wine Tasting Schedule

July 13 – CedarCreek Estate Winery | Kelowna, BC
July 20 – Vanessa Vineyard | Cawston, BC
July 27 – La Frenz Winery | Penticton, BC
August 3 – The View Winery | Kelowna, BC
August 10 Liquidity Wines | Okanagan Falls, BC
August 17- Laughing Stock Vineyards | Naramata Bench, BC
August 24 – Hester Creek Vineyard | Oliver, BC
August 31 – Desert Hills Estate Winery | Oliver, BC

Tastings will be held on the patio at the Range Lounge & Grill and will move indoors if the weather is poor.
Join us in Range Lounge & Grill to enjoy dinner after the event (dinner reservations are recommended)
Tickets are $10/person* and include wine flight & charcuterie. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event via our online store.
July 20 2018, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cowboy Dinner Show @ O'Keefe Ranch
The Cowboy dinner presents Canada’s Wild West” with a re-enactment of the BC Express Co. stagecoach and a true cowboy meal while being entertained by the Rob Dinwoodie Band and poet Ken Mather.
Evening schedule: 5:00 doors open, 5:00 - 6:30 stagecoach rides and learn to rope, 6:30 dinner and show, 8:00 music by the campfire, ending around 9:00. The event is held in our pavilion, we recommend you dress according to the weather conditions.
Please note: Tickets sales close at 2:00 pm on the same day as the show so the chef can prepare the correct food quantities. There are no refunds available on ticket sales.
July 20 2018, 6:00 PM
Fox Friday's Race @ SilverStar Mountain Resort
Join us every Friday night starting July 6th for Fox Friday’s! It doesn’t matter if you're a seasoned racer or just want to take a leisurely, timed lap, down one of our trails; everyone is welcome. We will be alternating between easy and difficult trails bi-weekly.

There will be 7 races + a bonus, final race, on August 31st. You MUST complete 4/7 races throughout the summer to qualify for the final race.

Each of the 7 races are $5, or you can purchase a “Race Pass”, for $30 (Save $5)

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON
July 20 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Music in the Park @ The Armstrong Memorial Park
Join us Fridays from the end of June until the end of August to enjoy music from our live, local bands. Bring your chair, your picnic, your non-perishable food donations for our local food bank and of course, your dancing shoes!! This is a great family event. We look forward to seeing you!
July 20 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Wings
Paint & Sip at Wings, Vernon
Friday July 20
7-9pm
Painting "Meow Meow"

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun. Join 123Artful for a creative night out. Run your own tab at Wings.
July 20 2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
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 a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10

Thank you