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

October 10 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

October 6 2018, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Armstrong Farmers' Market @ IPE Fair Grounds
Welcome to the longest continually running Farmers' Market in British Columbia.
The Armstrong Farmers' Market is 45 years old this year and they're still going strong.
Our vendors bring the finest fruits, veggies, handcrafted goods, and baking to the market each week that they have either made themselves, baked themselves or grown themselves.
 
October 6 2018, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free Parking Day @ Downtown Vernon
Stick it to the man and skip plugging your parking meter on Saturday, October 6th for a Free Parking Day, a day to love shopping local. You'll love what you find in Downtown Vernon whether it be a shiny pair of shoes, that old record you've been searching for, or a new dining set to entertain this fall.

Whatever it is, whatever you're looking for, find it in #DowntownVernon on October 6th for Free Parking Day. All specials and discounts will be posted to the website on Monday, October 1st.

Thank you to City of Vernon - Activate Life for granting seven Free Parking Days in 2018, four of which are used under the #LoveTheLocal campaign on March 3rd, May 5th, October 6th and December 1st. The other three take place during the holiday shopping season in December.
October 6 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Venture Training Bike Drive @ Kin Race Track
Bring in your unwanted bicycles to support Venture Training’s Cycle-Cycle program. Meet Leah Goldstein, World Champion Cyclist!
Used bikes for sale by Cycle-Cycle
Bike shop booths / sales / expert advice / bike demos
Information on local cycling routes, trails, clubs
Immerse yourself in everything cycle at this fun event for the whole family
October 6 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Light + Colour @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us as we explore the properties of light and colours!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
October 6 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Fernie at War: 1914-1919" Presentation & Book Signing @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 
Fernie, a small community located in BC’s Kootenay region, emerged from the First World War with multiple controversies that threatened to tear their community apart. Just over a hundred years later, Wayne Norton chronicles the trials and tribulations of the BC city in his book Fernie at War: 1914-1919. The British Columbia Historical Federation awarded Norton with the Community History Award which recognizes local and community history.
 
The public is invited to Norton’s presentation at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (3009 32ndAvenue) for a concise and in-depth presentation on Fernie at War and history pertaining to Vernon on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1 PM. Admission is by donation. Space is limited. Pre-registration required (Call 250-542-3142). All are welcome. Books will be available for sale & signing.
 
Fernie at War explores what it meant to live in Fernie during the confusing and divisive years of the Great War and its aftermath. As a resource-based economy with unusually large and varied immigrant populations, and exceptionally high recruitment levels, Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that contributed to a war-time experience for Fernie that was more dramatic and more revealing of underlying tensions than that of any other Canadian community.
 
About the book, Donna Sacuta, Executive Director of the BC Labour Heritage Centre, says “Fernie at War is a fine example of how labour and popular history can be presented in an accessible and highly readable manner...” Wayne Norton is a writer, publisher and historical consultant living in Victoria, BC. He has written extensively on a variety of topics including music of the First World War, historic women’s ice hockey, prairie settlement, public health, and the local histories of Kamloops and Fernie. He is the author of eight books and has published in British ColumbiaHistory, The Globe and Mail, BC Studies and The Vancouver Sun. For more, go to http://www.caitlin-press.com/.
October 6 2018, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Learn to Belly Dance @ The Yoga Studio @ Lotus & Lettuce
Mark your calendars
Let's Bellydance
Ever wanted to learn or just want to shimmy it up with your friends.
I bring the hip scarves and props, you bring yourself.

Only $20
Message Leona at the website link provided to save your spot as space is limited.
October 6 2018, 5:30 PM
UFC 229 | Khabib vs McGregor @ Wings Vernon
$10 cover charge, the show begins at 5:30 pm, for lounge patrons only. Seating is limited so come early and catch all of the fight!
CONTEST ALERT! Great ready for U-F-C 229 at WINGS Vernon! šŸ„Š 10 dollar cover at the door, first come first seated #UFC129#wingsvernon

HOW TO ENTER (Read Carefully!)
* Like WINGS VERNON on Facebook
* Comment your favorite menu item
* Tag who you would bring with you!

Contest endsFriday October 5 at noon.
No limit on entries. Shares = bonus entries
October 6 2018, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner @ Sparkling Hill Resort
As 2018 continues to pass us by, it is that time of year to slow down and reflect on the blessings that surround us and remind ourselves to share our gratitude with loved ones. Make spending time with family and friends a priority over this long weekend and join us for a delectable Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate.  

Served in Peak Fine Restaurant, Thanksgiving dinner will be available from October 6th to 8th, 2018
 
As space is limited, reservations are highly recommended from 5:30pm to 9pm

Call the Resort to book your dinner reservation at (250) 275-1556 ext 4021
or email: [email protected] 
October 6 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
90's Trivia Night @ The Green Pub 
Tremendous Trivia and The Green Pub Vernon are pleased to present an evening to celebrate the BEST decade in recent times – the 1990s! Come prepared with your team to celebrate all things 90s: your favourites from the world of music, movies, and TV shows from the era, as well as sports, history, and of course all those great trends and fads we embraced!
There will be six rounds of trivia, including TWO Name That Tune Rounds, a visual round, and plenty of fun and challenging 90s questions. There will be a costume/lookalike contest, mini-games, and a few surprises in store! As well, there is a live band playing 1990s music for the dance party after the trivia.
Prizes to the top teams, and random draw prizes all night. Discount prices for larger groups. Individual tickets are to create teams of 3 or 5

Tickets are now on sale so get your team together before it’s too late.

It's going to be totally radical!
October 6 2018, 8:00 PM
Piel Canela & The Gypsies @ Record City
Fernando Gonzalez from Puerto Vallarta Mexico presents his Latin band in concert using local Okanagan talent at Record City Vernon on Saturday, October 6th at 8 pm. Don’t miss this one time only show with top-notch musicians including Lance Carr, Chris Chilenito, and Tim Osborne. We look forward to getting you up and dancing with our rumba rhythms! See you and your friends there!
October 6 2018, 8:00 PM
Michael Charles @ Lorenzo's Cafe
Michael Charles ~  In October of 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of an induction into The Blues Hall of Fame. Michael Charles' music is guitar driven rock ‘n' roll, laced with a mixture of electrifying blues, adorned with rhythmic ballads embracing words that go right to the soul. Michael Charles musical pilgrimage began over five decades ago in his homeland Melbourne, Victoria Australia. As always and with all Michael Charles’s performances and recordings, his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music.
$15 cover
October 6 2018, 8:00 PM
Andrea Superstein @Vernon Jazz Club
Montreal-born, Vancouver-based artist brings her quirky, arty, pop-jazz music to the Vernon Jazz Club. They say you have to know the rules in order to break them, and Andrea Superstein does just that. She redefines Jazz, creating a blend of Pop, Soul, Blues, and Electro. Join her for a unique musical journey.
Accompanying Andrea Superstein (vocals) will be Mary Ancheta (keys), Mark Nelson (drums), and Remi Jean Leblanc (bass).
 
Andrea Superstein will be onstage at the Vernon Jazz Club (3000-31 Street) on Saturday, October 6that 8 PM. Doors open at 7:15 PM. CASH ONLY BAR ON SITE. Tickets $20 online at vernonjazz.comand at our sponsor, Expressions of Time (2901-30 Ave), with a $5 rebate at the gig for VJS members.
We are a volunteer-run organization. Please consider joining us.
Members receive 10% off their food purchase anytime at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (Prestige Inn). All Vernon Jazz Club patrons may enjoy a 10% discount on food at Marten Brewpub upon presentation of their tickets for that evening’s show.
October 6 2018, 9:30 PM
Thanksgiving @ Status Nightclub
Status Nightclub Vernon presents:

THANKSGIVING! Happy Thanksgiving!

Doors at 9:30pm - 3:00am! $3 Highballs from 9:30pm - 11:00pm.

RSVP to the guest list now: http://www.statusvernon.com/events/thanksgiviner-at-status-nightclub/

October 7 2018, 10:00 AM

Armstrong Demolition Derby @ Armstrong IPE Grounds
Armstrong Demolition Derby will be held at the IPE Fair Grounds! There will be trucks, cars, vans and powerwheels. Over 10,000 dollars in cash & prizes! Gates open at 10am and the derby starts at 11:30 am. Food vendors, Kin Beer Gardens! Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Kids under 10 are free (with an adult). for more information please contact Lyle at the information provided!
October 7 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thanksgiving with the Donkeys @ Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge 
Looking for a stress-free afternoon on a busy Thanksgiving weekend? Why not spend it here at the Refuge with the donkeys as we celebrate the Thanksgiving Harvest? Have a cup of hot chocolate and some popcorn and get your fill of scritches and snuggles with the woolly donkeys and mules.
Remember that pumpkin you ordered this Spring?  Time to pick it up in time to decorate for Hallowe’en festivities.
It’s a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for your loved ones as our Donkey Shoppe will be full of wonderful gift ideas, many made by our talented volunteers.
Don’t miss your chance to get a Thanksgiving hug from your favorite 4-legged friend (and a few 2-legged ones as well).
October 7 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Pumpkin Swim @ Greater Vernon Recreation
Join us for our fun pumpkin swim!
Admission: donation to Food Bank
October 7 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Outboard Waterfront Pub
Paint & Sip at the Outboard Waterfront Pub
Painting 'Abstract Flowers'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun.
Join 123 Artful for a creative afternoon.
Run your own tab at the Outboard Waterfront Pub.
October 7 2018, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner @ Sparkling Hill Resort
As 2018 continues to pass us by, it is that time of year to slow down and reflect on the blessings that surround us and remind ourselves to share our gratitude with loved ones. Make spending time with family and friends a priority over this long weekend and join us for a delectable Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate.  

Served in Peak Fine Restaurant, Thanksgiving dinner will be available from October 6th to 8th, 2018
 
As space is limited, reservations are highly recommended from 5:30pm to 9pm

Call the Resort to book your dinner reservation at (250) 275-1556 ext 4021
or email: [email protected] 

October 8 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!

October 8 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Join us for a special skate at Kal Tire Place!
Admission: $2/skater.
Helmets mandatory for skaters 10yrs & under & strongly recommended for all other skaters
October 8 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Great Pumpkin Run & Walk @ IPE Fair Grounds
Celebrate the 6th annual Armstrong Great Pumpkin Run & Walk that is in support of The Armstrong Food Bank & Brown Bag Lunch Program. This event is suitable for people of all ages and is dog friendly! Finishers will be rewarded with snack packs from Rancho Vignola's. There will also be chocolate medals awarded and prizes for best costumes!
Advanced Registration until October 4th Online or at A/S Chamber of Commerce. (Early Registers receive a FREE Insulated Cooler!!)
Final Rwegistration on October 8th at IPE site from 8:30am to 9:30am
 
October 8 2018, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thanksgiving Buffet @ The Village Green Hotel
Our Biggest ever Thanksgiving celebration will be hosted in our restaurant, 27 Street Grill, and our beautiful Sierra ballroom. Come and stuff yourself on our famous brined and roasted turkey and have fun with the whole family in our photobooth filled with props!
October 8 2018, 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Youth Theatre Program | Ages 7-10 @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In these programs, students will be introduced to acting techniques and theatre skills – improvisation, character building, script analysis, creative movement, and vocal work. These young artists will work together to create, collaborate and direct an original piece of theatre for the holiday season.

Youth Drama Program for Ages 7-10:

 
October 8 2018, 5:15 PM
Okanagan Screen Arts Society Presents: Eighth Grade @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school -- the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.
Hosted by Okanagan Screen Arts Society
Tickets: regular price $8;  members $6  debit/credit card accepted 
Tickets Available at: Expressions of Time and Box Office
Wine Bar: $5 cash only
October 8 2018, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner @ Sparkling Hill Resort
As 2018 continues to pass us by, it is that time of year to slow down and reflect on the blessings that surround us and remind ourselves to share our gratitude with loved ones. Make spending time with family and friends a priority over this long weekend and join us for a delectable Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate.  

Served in Peak Fine Restaurant, Thanksgiving dinner will be available from October 6th to 8th, 2018
 
As space is limited, reservations are highly recommended from 5:30pm to 9pm

Call the Resort to book your dinner reservation at (250) 275-1556 ext 4021
or email: [email protected] 
October 8 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Abigail Lapell + Guests Live @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Quality live music & a blanket drive!

No Nap present 2017 CFMA winner for Best Contemporary Folk Album from Toronto for an intimate evening at the beautiful Caetani House Studio..

ABIGAIL LAPELL (TO)

Abi's music truly fits into the genre 'contemporary folk' in that there is an earthy warm familiarity to the guitar sounds yet these aren't riffs or melodies you've necessarily heard before.

Opening the evening..
JUPITER DAVIS (Okanagan) Mr. Official NNR 001 - we had the pleasure of putting out this gems first solo album under this moniker locally last year.

and closing out the night ..
THE HIGH QUADRA RAMBLERS (Island) Old time, traditional and appalachian music from long toured duo stopping in Vernon to show you their string shredding to cap off the night
BLANKET DRIVE!!
We are gathering donations for the local shelter to add to the warm feelings as a part of this cozy show ~ most donations will make their way to the men and womens shelter on 33rd, others will be left at the Misson. Bring one warm layer item (list below) and get in for $10!
((Without a donation door is $14)) Donations can include:
Blankets, jackets, coats, sweaters, water proof/warm/snow pants, hoodies, socks, sleeping bags, pillows. Preserved food items like soup and hot chocolate mix are allowed but we'd like to focus on warm blankets and jackets for this one

$10 with a shelter donation, $14 without All ages welcome, kids by donation
We're thinking about baking up pies to share, feel free to do the same! There will be a table and utensils etc set out for them
October 8 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
More Water Colour with Gail Short @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Students will be presented with a more in-depth coverage of the basic watercolour theories and techniques that they learned in beginners classes. This class is a re-enforcement of basics with some new info and techniques to help students 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. For a list of supplies, contact the Arts Centre.
(10 classes)
Mondays, September 24 to December 10 (no class October 8 & November 12)
6:30pm-9:30pm
Members $300 Non Members $315
October 8 2018, 7:45 PM
Okanagan Screen Arts Society Presents: Eighth Grade @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school -- the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.
Hosted by Okanagan Screen Arts Society
Tickets: regular price $8;  members $6  debit/credit card accepted 
Tickets Available at: Expressions of Time and Box Office
Wine Bar: $5 cash only

October 9 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Intro to Wheel Throwing @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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 humour! 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 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 $260 Non-Members $275

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!

October 9 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Open Class 2 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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.
Member Price:  $170 Non-Member Price: $185
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
October 9 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Writing Through Grief with Janelle Hardy @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Writing Through Grief is about witnessing and allowing for the full range of feelings that come with loss.
It’s hard to grieve fully and deeply when grieving is not honoured or supported, and when the people and culture around you feel so uncomfortable with your feelings and their own. How do we grieve when we’ve never seen anyone go through a healthy grieving process? How do we grieve when we can’t cry around our loved ones? How do we grieve when we don’t know how?
Writing Through Grief is a discovery of the beauty that comes on the other side of grief. The sparkling moments of joy and connection, all of which are only possible because of the grieving that has been done – the crying of tears, the anger, the sadness, the acceptance of how unfair life can be. It is through honouring our grief that we come to understand and honour our joy better.
In this series we’ll use a writing circle format with creative writing prompts to explore and move through your grief in a deep, kind and joyful way.
October 9 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mixed Media | Watercolours with Pen & Ink @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
The age-old rendition of images in pen and ink has stood the test of time very well. Subjects for this 4 lesson course are entirely your choice. Different styles of making marks on paper and incorporating watercolours to create the finished drawing/painting are included in the course.
Members $170 Non-Members $185
Supplies needed: Watercolour paper, watercolour paints, paint brushes, palette, drawing board to support paper, drawing pencil, black/brown waterproof (ink) drawing pens (fine, medium, heavy), masking tape, source pictures and hairdryer.
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
October 9 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
October 9 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Basics of Clay @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
This is 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 8 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Please leave rings, watches and bracelets at home and 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.
Members $260 Non-Members $275
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
October 9 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!

October 10 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

October 10 2018, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Moga: Mom and Baby Yoga with Leah Green @ Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio
MOGA is the yoga community for strong moms and super babies. MOGA Moms is now in Vernon and has teamed up with Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio to bring you MOGA Mom & Baby Yoga!

Yoga offers stimulation for the body and mind; it strengthens muscles and encourages flexibility. Our Mom & Baby Yoga series is great for those recovering from pregnancy and childbirth! By joining our Mom & Baby yoga classes, you are caring for your own physical and mental health without leaving your little one behind. In fact, our yoga classes and instructors integrate baby into the movement, so that your little one bonds with you while helping you strengthen those muscles (babies aren’t exactly light!).

Our Mom & Baby Yoga series is suitable for all moms and babies from 6-weeks-old to pre-crawling. No previous yoga experience is necessary; All are welcome at MOGA, and we offer tea and a chat after every class. No makeup classes offered for missed classes. No refunds.

Sept 19th - Oct 31st, 2018 (Wednesdays), 10:30 am - 11:30am (no class Oct 17th) with Leah Green

Investment: $90

Please email Leah to register
October 10 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 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
October 10 2018, 7:30 PM
Vernon Folk Roots Society presents: Guy Davis with Fabrizio Poggi @ Vernon Lodge
$30 All Seats
Grammy awards nominees for their latest album, “Sonny and Brownie’s Last Train”. Guy Davis is a true ambassador of the blues. His deep reverence of past blues masters is evident on all his albums and at all his shows. Guy has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji. However, there’s one man that Guy most credits for his harmonica techniques, by stealing and crediting from him everything that he could, and that man is the legendary Sonny Terry.

Fabrizio Poggi is a singer and dynamite harmonica player who was born in Italy. Over his career which spans over 20 albums, he has performed with Little Feat, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ronnie Earl, John Hammond and many more.

October 11 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!

October 11 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Acrylic Painting for Beginners @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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 other materials.
Members $258 Non-Members $273
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
October 11 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Acrylic Painting for Beginners @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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 other materials.
 
Members $258 Non-Members $273
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
October 11 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing for the Adult Beginner @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Think you can't draw? Think again! With Sharon Rose as your instructor, achieve realistic drawings using the elements of shape, space, light, shadow and relationships. Students will capture essence and movement through contour and gesture, and develop confidence through practice. Price includes all materials.
Thursdays, October 4 to November 22 1:30pm-4:00pm
Members $237 Non Members $252
To register, call us at 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre in person.
October 11 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Introduction to Memoir Writing with Janelle Hardy @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In this series you’ll bring any sort of tale from your personal life that you want to write down and share. Or, you’ll arrive with nothing more than a willingness to work from our in-class writing prompts.
You’ll learn how to bring your stories out of your head and memory and onto the paper in a compelling way.
October 11 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
October 11 2018, 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Youth Theatre Program | Ages 11-16 @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In these programs, students will be introduced to acting techniques and theatre skills – improvisation, character building, script analysis, creative movement, and vocal work. These young artists will work together to create, collaborate and direct an original piece of theatre for the holiday season.

Youth Drama Program for Ages 11-16:

October 11 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Intro to Wheel Throwing @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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 humour! 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 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 $260 Non-Members $275

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!

October 11 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Outboard Waterfront Pub
Paint & Sip at the Outboard Waterfront Pub
Thursday 6-8pm
Painting 'Fireflies at Dusk'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun.
Join 123 Artful for a creative afternoon.
Run your own tab at the Outboard Waterfront Pub.
October 11 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ubuntu Five - Opening Reception @ Gallery Vertigo
Ubuntu is an ancient African term that describes relationships with others and how those relationships shape who we are. It literally translates as “I am because we are.” This is the theme of this exhibit. It is about community, our interdependence, our diversity. This exhibit, on display for the month of October, is a collaboration of 5 women artists coming together to create an exhibition celebrating humanity. The variety of styles and media reflects their personal views of what it is to be human.
An opening reception will take place on October 11, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at which time you will have an opportunity to meet some of the artists
The artists are:
Lois Campbell from Vernon
Bonnie Jackson from Salmon Arm
Sandi Sasges from Vernon
Holly Smith from Vernon
Mary Stebbins from Vernon
October 11 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opening Reception @ Vernon Public Art Gallery
Thursday, October 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Opening Reception at the Vernon Public Art Gallery
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy Grant, invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Ghosts of Roberts Lake by Myron Campbell, and Curious Reflections by Jolene Mackie, 2018 artist in residence at the Mackie Lake House. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine, and appetizers. Admission by donation. Vernon Public Art Gallery | vernonpublicartgallery.com
October 11 2018, 7:30 PM
Fred Skeleton Theatre Presents: Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ The Creekside Theatre
Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an everyday tale of Gummi Bears, betrayal, a botched sex change operation, and the quest to find true love.

This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious rock musical tells the story of Hansel Schmidt, a slip of a girly-boy from communist East Berlin who becomes Hedwig Robinson, ‘the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you’. Her journey to find true love, and her other half, takes her across the Berlin Wall, across the world, and from man to woman.
 
Tickets: Regular $35 | Students (with Valid ID): $25 (Includes all taxes and fees)

Contains adult themes and language.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
 

October 12 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Creative Un-Blocking Workshop with Janelle Hardy @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In this two-part workshop we’ll go over all of the ways we get in our own way creatively – perfectionism, procrastination, resistance, creative block, and I’ll give you creative and body-based tools to support moving out of those states and back into a place of joyful productivity.
This is a two-part workshop so you’ll have time to practice the unblocking techniques, then return to refine them. Please come wearing comfortable clothes, a willingness to move and try new things, and something to write on.
You’ll leave the workshop feeling refreshed, delighted and resourced to deal with the inevitable challenges that arise when working on creative projects.
October 12 2018, 7:30 PM
Fred Skeleton Theatre Presents: Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ The Creekside Theatre
Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an everyday tale of Gummi Bears, betrayal, a botched sex change operation, and the quest to find true love.

This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious rock musical tells the story of Hansel Schmidt, a slip of a girly-boy from communist East Berlin who becomes Hedwig Robinson, ‘the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you’. Her journey to find true love, and her other half, takes her across the Berlin Wall, across the world, and from man to woman.
 
Tickets: Regular $35 | Students (with Valid ID): $25 (Includes all taxes and fees)

Contains adult themes and language.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
 
October 12 2018, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
The Local members of the The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) are back at ABNC!

Gather at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and let them guide you on a journey through the sky for the LAST Astronomy Night of 2018!

Be sure to check out the NEW Sundial while you’re waiting for the stars to come out and take a guided tour of the Grassland Trail!

Learn about the night sky in August and then have a look for yourself! On this night there’s tons to see. Check out the Moon, and have a look into deep space! First time looking through a telescope? Not a problem! The local RASC members will guide you through it!

Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Please note this event is weather dependant. This is an outdoor event please dress appropriately event please dress appropriately