Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week. Get geared up for Winter Carnival Coming Next weekend! Tons of Art, music and sports activities for all ages going on this week in the Vernon area.

January 27 2018,

Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.   8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
January 27 2018, 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast @ The Halina Centre
All you Can Eat Pancake Breakfast is held the 4th Saturday of every month except December. Cost is $6.00 each Children 6 and under Free. Pancakes & sausages, with coffee, tea or juice This event is a fundraiser to support the running of the Halina Centre.
January 27 2018, 8:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning XC Ski @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Our popular morning XC training program has been revamped to bring you consistent coaching and more fun. Coached by Shane Landreville, and other level 4’s, this program offer formal instruction and mileage.
  • Ability: Intermediate to advanced skiers
  • Session Content: Weekly groups (levels based on speed and mileage, not necessarily technical ability)
    • Classic: Intermediate (green/blue and Advanced (blue/black)
    • Skate: Intermediate (green/blue) and Advanced (blue/black)
Days: Saturdays throughout December, January and February
PLEASE NOTEAll XC lessons must be booked a minimum of 1 hour prior to their start times.
Times: Meet at 8:45am - sessions run 9:00am - 11:00am
For more information CLICK HERE
 
January 27 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Slopes for Hope @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
This fundraising event raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Join a group of skiers and snowboarders as they attempt to ski the vertical climb of Mt Everest in a day whilst raising money for cancer research.
When: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Check in will be set up outside of the Red Antler in the SilverStar Village Centre
For more information about the event contact Sarah Anne Taylor, Coordinator – Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division.
Tel: 250-762-6381 |Fax: 250-762-8855 Cellular: (778) 214-1054  
Address: 102 – 1433 St. Paul Street|Kelowna, BC|V1Y 2E4
Want to participate? More details on how to register will be coming soon.
January 27 2018, 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Wet Felted Slippers @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Wet Felted Slippers with Nikki Marshall
Level: Beginner

In this class students will learn how to wet felt a pair of slippers and how to make a resist to fit your foot and anyone else’s foot. We will use different types of wool (merino, Rambouilett, Norwegian and Short Fibre Merino batt) to help in the felting process and make them nice and soft and durable. Note: Felting requires repetitive motion and some strength in arms, hands & wrists. Students should bring 2 medium or large towels, metal mixing bowl, measuring cup and apron. You will get wet! Price includes all materials.

Saturday, January 27 9:30am–2:00pm
Members $90 Non Members $105

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 27 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sculpture @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Intermediate
This 2 day workshop introduces students to basic sculpting techniques using tube and slab construction. Students will examine the work of ceramic sculptors and create a basic figurative or animal form in clay. The instructor will demonstrate a range of sculptural techniques to support the students learning process. This workshop will extend the studio practice of hand builders and throwers alike. The price includes ½ box of WSO clay.
Pre requisites: This is an intermediate class for those with previous experience using clay and a basic understanding of the properties of the material. It is important to feel comfortable manipulating and building with clay.
 
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
Member Price: $255
Non-Member Price: $270
January 27 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 27 2018, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Make a Fused Glass Plate @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Make a Fused Glass Plate with Patricia Doyle
Level: Beginner

In this one-day, informative and fun course you will learn skills needed to start creating fused glass projects on your own, including glass cutting, grinding, material control, layering, kiln knowledge, and more. Create a beautiful glass plate to be fused and slumped in the kiln at the end of the day! Because there are two firings needed for your plate, it won't be available for pickup until later in the week. Price includes use of tools and all materials.

Saturday, January 27 9:30am-3:30pm
Members $115 Non Members $130

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 27 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 27 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Oil Spill @ Okanagan Science Centre
Create an oil spill and discover different methods for cleanup and restoration!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 27 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Family Saturday @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
$5 - $7
Join us for a printmaking workshop inspired by Briar Craig's current exhibition Words on Paper (and other things). Enjoy a tour of the exhibition and a unique approach to a printmaking activity with local printmaker Amber Powell.
 
Family Saturday takes place on the last Saturday of each month. The cost is $5/members and $7/non-members. Please pre-register online or by phone at 250-545-3173 as space is limited.

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
January 27 2018, 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Night Skiing @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
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 the link provided.
January 27 2018, 3:30 PM
Hot Chocolate & Horse Sleigh Rides @ Silverstar Mountain Resort
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 27 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 27 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Intrigue Wines & Buddha Beats Yoga Presents Live Music, Yoga & Wine! @ Intrigue Wines
Start 2018 off right and treat yourself to an afternoon of delight. I have teamed up with two amazing talents for the new year! Intrigue Winery with there delicious wine & Sally Wallick with his mystical musical talent.

We will start our event in the new beautiful barrel room with live music while certified yoga instructor Aleena Mckinnon, guides you through a slow, fluid, gentle yoga class. After class, we will enjoy an array of wines to keep us hydrated throughout the afternoon. All levels welcome and we recommend bringing your yoga mat.
Ticket price: $35.00 tax included.
For more information please contact Aleena McKinnon at the information provided.
January 27 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.
January 27 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 27 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 27 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 Sunday evenings.
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 27 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 27 2018, 6:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Alberni Valley Bulldogs @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
January 27 2018, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
GVMA Field School: Turn Table Workshop @ The Spinners Sound Centre
Dusted off your Dad’s record collection but don’t know how a record player works? Planning a Grateful Dead listening party but can’t get the sound just right? Bought a turn table at a yard sale but have questions? Want to be an insufferable know it all when it comes to music? Well, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archive’s (GVMA) latest Field School is just for you!
Spinners will be bringing in two turn table experts who will demonstrate the different ways of getting the most out of your turn table as well as what is happening in the world of turn tables. Rich Teer is a writer for the online magazine vinylphilemag.com and John Tan is a rep for Rega.

Bring your questions and your favorite record for a free cleaning and sleeve. Door prizes, snack and drinks will be provided by Carl St. Jean of Spinner’s.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person available at the Vernon Museum, 3009 32nd Avenue Space is limited so grab your tickets soon. For more information please call the information below or visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook.
January 27 2018, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free Dance Lessons @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
City Dance will help you get ready to dance all the way through "Carnival in Wonderland". You're invited to join us for free lessons pre-carnival. There is even a hustle class to prepare you for the "Boogie Wonderland Disco Party". Drop ins are welcome! Plan to attend all 4 free lessons!
January 27 2018, 8:00 PM
Craig Thomson Quintet @ The Vernon Jazz Club
Top level West Kelowna jazz musician has assembled his contemporaries to treat us to some post-bop and some bebop inspired jazz. Craig finds so many nuances, especially for instrumental jazz, where there aren’t lyrics to rely on to get a message across.
Featuring Craig Thomson (saxes), Sean Bray (guitar), George Blondheim (piano), Bernie Addington (bass), and Scott Gamble (drums).
January 27 2018, 8:00 PM
Wise Youngblood with Karmaduke @ Record City
Reigning from their home town Nanaimo BC, Wise Youngblood are a Hard Rock band showing everyone that if they think rock is dead, they are dead wrong. With a hard and heavy hitting rock sound that takes inspiration from the west coast grunge of the 90’s, they are reminding everyone that Rock music lives on.

http://www.wiseyoungblood.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wiseyoungblood/

Karmaduke
They're groovy, they're funky, and they rock. Toe-tappin, foot-stompin, Great Dane referencing Vernonites.
http://karmaduke.bandcamp.com/

$10 Advanced (Link coming soon)
$15 Door, Doors at 8
ALL AGES... ALWAYS!
$5 Students, Children <12 Free

January 27 2018, 8:00 PM
Live Music @ Match Eatery and Public House
Performer
Date
Ari Newfeld
January 12 & 13 at 8PM
Jeff Piatelli
January 19 & 20 8PM
Kyle Cavanagh
January 26 & 27 at 8PM
January 27 2018, 9:00 PM
Shake a Leg @ The Green Pub
Live Friday & Saturday formerly known as Colt .45, Shake a Leg will be playing at the Green Pub. Kelowna's hotest Pop & 80's Rock, Classic Country, Modern Top 40 cover band.

January 28 2018, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.
January 28 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fused Glass Night Light @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Fused Glass Night Light with Patricia Doyle (1 class)*
Level: All

This is a great class for both beginners and those who have played with fused glass before. In this 2.5 hour, informative and fun course you will make the lens for one nightlight while learning some of the basic skills needed to start creating fused glass projects on your own, including glass cutting, grinding, material control, layering, kiln knowledge, and more. Projects will be fired and ready for pick up a few days after class. Price includes use of tools and all materials.

Sunday, January 28 9:30am-12:30pm
Members $70 Non Members $85

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 28 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 28 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
January 28 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ the Branding Iron Pub 
Painting "Morning Meeting"

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun!
Join me- Kris Fuller- for a great afternoon 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.
January 28 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 28 2018, 2:00 PM
MORE NOYSE @ The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$20 Adult
$10 Youth 18 years & under

NOYSE (North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence) is back with MORE NOYSE. Come and hear and see what young performing artists in your community have in store for you. The inaugural showcase in 2016 was an unqualified success and 2018 promises to "raise the bar".

Hosted by Ms. Sarah Hagen of Morning Melodies fame at the PAC, MORE NOYSE promises to be an afternoon of outstanding variety and entertainment.
January 28 2018, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Bantam Tier 3 Hockey: Winfield vs. Vernon @ The Civic Arena
Come cheer on your young local hockey players!
January 28 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Family Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. Skate schedules are subject to change, for up to date schedules please call the schedule line or go to the website provided.
Adults $5.70 Youth 7-18 years $4.30 Preschool 3-6 years $1.65 Family $13.65
Adults 65+ get 25% off of a public skate
January 28 2018, 7:30 PM
Perk Up, Pianist! @ The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$30 Adult
$20 Youth
$25 NOCCA Members
or call 250-549-SHOW (7469)
 
N O C C A presents: Perk Up, Pianist! With Sarah Hagen!
With an enthusiastic performance schedule that has taken her all the way to Carnegie Hall, Sarah Hagen transforms her award-winning role as "concert pianist" into a stand-up, or rather, sit-down comedy. Pairing anecdotes with music, "Perk up, pianist!" takes you deep inside the world of a classical musician as she shares her earnest efforts to keep her spirits up in the midst of troublesome times!

January 29 2018, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Pro-D Camps: Ingenious Engineers @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Ingenious Engineers, Monday January 29, 2018, Grades 1 - 6, 8:30am-3:00pm
Learn to design, engineer, and construct!
$40 for members; $50 for non-members, + GST


January 29 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Public Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. Skate schedules are subject to change, For up to date schedules please call the schedule line or go to the website provided.
Adults $5.70 Youth 7-18 years $4.30 Preschool 3-6 years $1.65 Family $13.65
Adults 65+ get 25% off of a public skate
January 29 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.
January 29 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mini Artists @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
Exploring Colour Collages
Join us for a quick tour of Kevin Spetifore’s exhibition What’s Around the Corner?, where we will talk about all things colour! We will then get our hands busy by experimenting and playing with coloured paper, scissors and glue to create our colourful collages.
Mini Artists takes place on the last Monday of every month for a diverse exploration of art-making materials and age appropriate process-based art activities. Mini Artists is for kids ages 5 and under, parents must accompany children.
January 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.
January 29 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Alexanders Beach Pub
Painting "Fireflies at Sunset"

$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.
January 29 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

January 30 2018, 9:15 AM

The 37th Annual Over the Hill Downhill Training Camps @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Take part in 1 - 2 - 3 or all 4 days of our Over the Hill Downhill training camps. If you are competing in the Over The Hill Downhill event, this camp will give you a leg up on the competition. Meet other competitors, receive expert coaching and have a fantastic experience at the same time. February 3 – Over the Hill Downhill Qualifying Day.
We will offer the following discount on lift tickets if you are taking part in the training camp, time trials and race:
40% off day ticket while participating in Camp - Qualifying and Race
Discount will be applied to a minimum 3-day ticket
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For more information about the OTH Training Camps please click the link provided or call Toll free: 1-866-558-2112 or Phone the number provided.
January 30 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 30 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 30 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Public Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. Skate schedules are subject to change, for up to date schedules please call the schedule line or go to the website provided.
Adults $5.70 Youth 7-18 years $4.30 Preschool 3-6 years $1.65 Family $13.65
Adults 65+ get 25% off of a public skate
January 30 2018, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.
January 30 2018, 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Puzzles and Games Club @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Grades 4 - 6
Members: $95 + gst; Non-members: $120 + gst

Does your child have a fear of math? Does it seem he or she gives up on math problems without really giving them a try? Are you sometimes unsure how to help?

This after school club is designed to build a child's confidence in math by making math fun. Club members learn math by playing games and puzzles in a supportive environment. The games and puzzles are selected to both teach fundamental concepts and skills needed to succeed in math, and also to give children that sense of mastery - "I can do this!"

The club curriculum was developed in conjunction with School District 22, to make sure we are helping children master those areas they are most likely to struggle with in school. And the club includes one evening for parents to come and get suggestions on how to talk to, encourage, and help their children gain confidence and succeed in math.

January 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Basics of Clay @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
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. Fee 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.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
Member Price: $205
Non-Member Price: $220
January 30 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Paint by Vino @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Enjoy a glass of wine as you create a masterpiece of your own to take home. You even get to keep all of the art supplies at the end! We'll offer new themes through the winter, inspired by the Okanagan and our fabulous winter wonderland.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dates:
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 6
  • March 20
 
Location: The Red Antler
Price: $50 includes all paint supplies which you take home at the end, a glass of house wine and a facilitator.
Additional drink and food specials can be enjoyed!
To book please call Guest Services or email the contact information provided.
 
January 30 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 30 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Women's Yoga and Ski Night @ The Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
Meet outside Tech Building for first hour (6:00 – 7:00) on skis with our Instructor.
Yoga in the upstairs of Tech Building with Sue (7:00 – 8:00pm)
Ski Rentals available for $5
Evening Ski Passes available if not a member for $5
Program Cost: $20/session
Please contact the Lodge at (250) 558-3036 to reserve your space as we are limited to 10 participants per session.
January 30 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 30 2018, 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Stephen Fearing Trio with Oh Susanna @ Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
Stephen Fearing was born in 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Dublin, Ireland where his schoolmates included future members of U2. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of song writing and performing, while washing dishes to stay alive.
Oh Susanna:
This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts.

January 31 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 31 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Public Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. Skate schedules are subject to change, for up to date schedules please call the schedule line or go to the website provided.
Adults $5.70 Youth 7-18 years $4.30 Preschool 3-6 years $1.65 Family $13.65
Adults 65+ get 25% off of a public skate
January 31 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 31 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 31 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Egg Drop @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Can you package a raw egg so that it will survive a fall?
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 31 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
February 2 2018, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Detox and Retox - Yoga and Martinis @ Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
Join us for a casual evening of detoxing yoga with RYT200 Hatha Yoga Instructor Jessica Nobrega next to the glowing stills at Vernon’s Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery.
 
Following this one hour class, you will be rewarded with delectable bites by FIG Catering and a fabulous Okanagan Spirits Martini.

This could possibly be The Perfect Wednesday Evening!

All levels. Beginners welcome. Please bring your own mat, water, blanket and/or towel.
January 31 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Detox & Retox: Yoga and Martinis @ Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery 
Join us for a casual evening of detoxing yoga with RYT200 Hatha Yoga Instructor Jessica Nobrega next to the glowing stills at Vernon’s Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery.

Following this one hour class, you will be rewarded with delectable bites by FIG Catering and a fabulous Okanagan Spirits Martini.

This could possibly be the perfect Wednesday Evening!

All levels. Beginners welcome. Please bring your own mat, water, blanket/towel.
Tix $30
January 31 2018, 7:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Merritt Centennials @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
January 31 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
January 31 2018, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free Dance Lessons @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
City Dance will help you get ready to dance all the way through "Carnival in Wonderland". You're invited to join us for free lessons pre-carnival. There is even a hustle class to prepare you for the "Boogie Wonderland Disco Party". Drop ins are welcome! Plan to attend all 4 free lessons!

February 1 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
February 1 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Public Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. Skate schedules are subject to change, for up to date schedules please call the schedule line or go to the website provided.
Adults $5.70 Youth 7-18 years $4.30 Preschool 3-6 years $1.65 Family $13.65
Adults 65+ get 25% off of a public skate
February 1 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Acrylic Painting for Beginners @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
This class will offer a glimpse into the world of acrylic painting at an entry level. Throughout the duration of the course, students will learn an overview of how to use acrylic paints as well as a variety of methods and subjects to apply it to. This class is for anyone who wants to learn about acrylic painting in a fun and relaxed environment. Students should bring a sketch book and apron. Price includes all materials.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
Member Price: $200
Non-Member Price: $215
February 1 2018, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.
February 1 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
February 1 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
February 1 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
February 1 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Painting | Ages 7-10 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
PAINTING Ages 7-10 with Samantha Hesketh (4 classes)

In this class students will learn the basics of painting with watercolor, gouache and acrylic. Price includes all materials.

Thursdays, February 1 to 22 3:30pm-5:30pm
Members $105 Non Members $120

Call the contact information provided or drop by VCAC to register today!
February 1 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 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. 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 for 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 the phone number provided or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
February 1 2018, 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Queen Silver Star Proclamation & Coronation @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
             
This is the final event for the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program Candidates for 2017-2018. The top three talent finalists will perform. Scholarships will be given and the names of the new royalty will be revealed. These ladies now begin the journey of their lifetime as Queen and Princess Silver Star the 58th.
 
$20.00 Tickets available from the candidates, Winter Carnival office and at the door.
February 1 2018, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free Dance Lessons @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
City Dance will help you get ready to dance all the way through "Carnival in Wonderland". You're invited to join us for free lessons pre-carnival. There is even a hustle class to prepare you for the "Boogie Wonderland Disco Party". Drop ins are welcome! Plan to attend all 4 free lessons!

February 2 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 19thAbstraction: 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!

February 2 2018, 10:00 AM
2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
             
The Snow Sculpture Competition is taking place at Silver Star Mountain the first weekend of Carnival. This yearly event brings to life a gallery of beautiful sculptures created of only water and snow.  Watch as these amazing artists create a Wonderland in our very own backyard.  The community can view the progress of these magnificent works of art beginning at 10:00am Friday, February 2nd until 10:00am Sunday, February 4th.  The awards presentation will be Sun. Feb. 4th at 11:00am.  Come up Sunday morning to help us determine the “People’s Choice Award” and take in all the great activities Silver Star Mountain Resort has to offer.  The finished sculptures are up for viewing for a week or two after the competition; weather dependent.
February 2 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
February 2 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!
February 2 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!
February 2 2018, 1:00 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
February 2 2018, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Public Skate @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the outdoor rink is FREE! Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters. The rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line at the phone number provided.
February 2 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Animals: Fight or Flight? @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Learn about animal instincts and how they compare to our own!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
February 2 2018, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Free Dance Lessons @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
City Dance will help you get ready to dance all the way through "Carnival in Wonderland". You're invited to join us for a free dance lesson! Drop ins are welcome!
February 2 2018, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Suds N Cider @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
Adult event 19+ to attend
The Okanagan's most popular and longest running showcase of domestic beer, craft beer, and ciders from BC and across Canada. Get the scoop on the latest trends in brewing from establishments that love providing and promoting craft beer, all whilst sipping on their sophisticated brews. More than 25 vendors will be in attendance offering tastings in exchange for your tickets, which will be available for purchase throughout the evening. In addition, the Suds N' Cider food court will allow you to pair your favorite brew with an array of appetizing options from featured local restaurants.
Tasting tickets additional cost. No tickets at the door
February 2 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
History Trivia Night @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
Looking for something to do on the first night of Vernon Winter Carnival? Whether you’re a history nut, someone who enjoys friendly competition, or you’re just looking to spend an evening out without the kids, you’ll want to get tickets for the History Trivia Night soon. The game night hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives Friday February 2nd, from 7-9pm will feature both local and Canadian history questions, with teams competing for bragging rights and prizes.
Gather a team of six, pick up your tickets at the Vernon Winter Carnival office and call the museum at 250-542-3142 to register your team. Appetizers are included in the $20/person ticket. Plus a cash bar! For more information, call 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook. No tickets at the door. Limited to eight teams! Adult event 19+ to attend.
February 2 2018, 8:00 PM
Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce presents Snowed in Comedy Tour 2018 @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story. Celebrating it's tenth year. In a market still dominated by American acts with American TV credits a small Canadian comedy tour has managed to succeed. Like the Tragically Hip they have done it by touring and making more and more people laugh year after year. The tour has now performed in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland. The 2017 tour received numerous Standing Ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become one of the largest comedy tours in Canada.

Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is back along with the wild man MC Craig Campbell. The $25,000 great Canadian laugh off winner, Paul Myrehaug, returns this year as well as 5-time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, Pete Zedlacher. Don't miss out on the comedy show called "Better than the Just for Laughs tour" and "Delivers a Flurry of Laughs".

Pete Zedlacher
5-time nominee of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up
Sirius XM's nation-wide comedy competition earning him the title of Sirius XM's Top Comic

8 appearances at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival
Halifax And Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Dan Quinn
Winner of Canadian Competition at Just for Laughs
Comedy special on comedy network
Opened for Rob Schneider, Russell Peters
Best of Fest Moncton Comedy Festival
TV Special on Check TV

Craig Campbell
Michael Macintyre's Road show
Russell Howard's Good News
Dave's one Night Stand
Former Ed The Sock host
Just For Laughs

Paul Myrehaug
CBC's the Debators
$25,000 Great Canadian Laugh off winner
Just For Laughs
Comedy Now on CTV
February 2 2018, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Boogie Wonderland Disco Party @ The Vernon Winter Carnival
Studio 54....The Hustle...Saturday Night Fever...Let's do the 70's all over again! Dig deep in the closet and find your platform shoes, leisure suits and bell bottoms and dance to all of the music you loved from the 70's! Mini lessons and dance shows will complete the evening! Make sure to attend the free Disco lesson on Sat Jan 27th and unleash your inner Travolta! Prizes for best costumes!

Thank you