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

August 11 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.
 
August 11 2018, 9:00 AM
Nature Walk @ Silver Star Mountain Museum
Join the North Okanagan Naturalists Club for a Nature Walk on the trails of Silver Star Mountain. Meet at Silver Star Mountain Museum, by the ticket office. We will return to the village for lunch at a resort restaurant or pack you own and enjoy outdoors. End the outing with a visit to Silver Star Mountain Museum.
For all walks: Meet at the Silver Star Mountain Museum, Main Street in the Village. Fee by donation. Hiking pass (free) is required before departure for some walks. Advance registration required at the Museum desk or at [email protected]. Spaces are limited.
August 11 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Youth Freeride Camp @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Whether you are an intermediate or advanced rider, this Camp will help you master your technical skills and improve your confidence in a variety of areas from high speed cornering to jumping.  With 15 hours of coaching and a max group size of 6 you’re guaranteed to improve!
A freeride camp for developing rippers.
Fri-Sun: July 27-29 & Aug 10-12. (10:00am-4:00pm)
Ages: 13 - 18 years old
Minimum Intermediate Ability Level (See riding ability chart)
Cost: $260/person. 15% discount on rentals and tickets
Meeting Place: All programs meet in the Village in front of the rental shop.
August 11 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
SPOKE Literary Festival 2018 @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Registration deadline is July 31st, 2018
WEEKEND PASS
Friday, August 10-Sunday, August 12 2018
Includes:
4 Writing Workshops
2 Literary & Social Gatherings
With distinguished instructors and social opportunities, the Spoke Literary festival brings writers together to discuss the joys and challenges of writing, to share their work with others, and to learn from one another.
We look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time at Spoke Literary Festival 2018!
For more information and to register, click the link below!
https://spokefestival.com/register/
Also, visit the Spoke Literary Festival website for further details on the workshops provided.
spokefestival.com
 
SPOKE Festival workshops will take place in THREE (3) locations:
  • Okanagan College, Vernon Campus - 7000 College Way, Coldstream, BC V1B 2N5
  • Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon Branch - 2800 30th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2L8
  • Caetani Cultural Centre - 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC, V1T 4L4
Please note that unfortunately, the Caetani Centre is not fully wheelchair accessible yet, and does not have wheelchair accessible restrooms.
August 11 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summertime Corn Maze @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch
The O’Keefe Ranch welcomes guests of all ages to find their way through our brand new corn maze. The first of 3 that will open this year, the Summertime Corn Maze is good old-fashioned fun for everyone.
It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to reach the end of the 2 1/2 acre maze and it’s full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Take your time and stroll through the stocks or make it a race to see who finishes first. Learn some corny fun-facts along the way; it will be a-maze-ing!
 Open daily until mid-September. Admission rates start at $5 for children. Admission and rates
August 11 2018, 10:00 AM
Canada Fruit Fest @ Komasket Road
The Canada Fruit Fest is happening this August in BC! Will you be a part of this historic event? Meet like minded people, eat ALL Organic fruit, dance and jam out to live music, attend creative & inspirational workshops, learn via educational lectures, & experience paradise at the first ever Canada Fruit Festival. Aug 10-13th on the Okanagan Lake.
August 11 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Swing Like a Girl Golf Camp @ Predator Ridge
Enjoy learning more about the great game of golf and learn to SWING LIKE A GIRL with former LPGA tour professional A.J. Eathorne and Kyla Inaba (as seen on the Golf Channel). A.J. will be teaching weekdays and Kyla on weekends.
A.J. and Kyla will take you through warm up drills, short game techniques, and long game tips. They will work with you to improve YOUR swing so that you can become a better golfer.  Book now as space is limited.
Swing Like a Girl Clinics cost $225/person* which includes 4-hours of instruction, lunch and more!  Clinics run from 10am - 3pm.   Clinics will cover all aspects of your golf game including full swing, short game, equipment, rules and etiquette.
August 11 2018, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
All Things Reptiles Presentation @ Vernon Museum and Archives
Whether they creep you out, you are fascinated by them, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to learn something new about reptiles this summer at the Vernon Museum. Stuart Brown of the Bug Guys is returning for his ninth summer with his “All Things Reptiles” presentation. Armed with a selection of live reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles and frogs, from his large collection, Stuart will share reptile facts, dispel myths and misconceptions, and answer questions. Following the presentation, audience members have the opportunity to hold and take photos with a Dumeril’s Boa snake and a bearded dragon. Choose from two dates, either Saturday July 14thor Saturday August 11th, from 10:30am-12:00pm. As space is limited and Stuart’s Reptiles shows are always popular, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early, to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $5.00/person available at the museum. For more information please call (250) 542-3142 or visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum.
August 11 2018, 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
 
DAILY TOONIE MATINEES
Chris Pratt: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - 128 MIN Showing 10:30 AM Rated PG
Shailene Woodley: ADRIFT - 97 MIN Showing 12:45 PM Rated PG
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES - 89 MIN Showing 2:30 PM Rated G
 
NIGHTLY EVENING SHOWS – EXCEPT Monday
Dwayne Johnson: SKYSCRAPER - 103 MIN Showing 4:15 PM  EXCEPT Monday Rated PG
Denzel Washington: THE EQUALIZER 2 - 121 MIN Showing 6:15 PM EXCEPT Monday Rated 14A
Chris Pratt: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - 128 MIN Showing 8:30 PM EXCEPT Monday Rated PG
August 11 2018, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Basically Bees - Educational Presentation @ Planet Bee Honey Farm
"Basically Bees" is an informative PowerPoint presentation about species of bees, the life-cycle of a honey bee, and their importance through pollination. With a length of about 20-30 minutes this presentation is perfect for families and guests of all ages. All participants will receive a complementary honey stick following the presentation.
Price: $3.00 / person or $12 for a family of 5.
Time: 11am and 2pm daily (July / August)
Run Time: 20 - 30 minutes
August 11 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
All About Bees - Educational Presentation @ Planet Bee Honey Farm
All About Bees" is our full length PowerPoint presentation that will cover topics such as, bee species, drones, raising a new queen, swarming, life cycle of a worker, honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, pollination, and the current state of the bee population. Due the length of this presentation it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Each participant will receive a personalized 150g jar of honey.
Price: ADULT(16+) $8.00, CHILDREN $6.00, Family of 5 for $30.00
Time: 12pm (noon) daily (July / August)
Length: 50-60 minutes + questions
August 11 2018, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sky High Bubbles and Cheese @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Sky High Bubbles and Cheese featuring David Beaudoin
Let the “Cheese Poet” David Beaudoin and Mt Boucherie Winery send you on a tasty ride while enjoying the best Gondola view in the Okanagan Valley paired with bubbles and cheese!!! Riders can get off at the top of the mountain for a scenic view or choose to take the gondola right back down. Purchase your seats early as limited space is available for this event.
Location: The Gondola
Time: Gondola rides accepted for this event from 12 noon to 3pm. Ride is approximately 5 minutes.
Seating: Limited seats available and advance bookings required
August 11 2018, 12:30 PM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
DAILY TOONIE MATINEES
Chris Pratt: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - 128 MIN
Showing 10:30AM
Rated PG
Shailene Woodley: ADRIFT - 97 MIN
Showing 12:45PM
Rated PG
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES - 89 MIN
Showing 2:30PM
Rated G
NIGHTLY EVENING SHOWS – EXCEPT Monday

Dwayne Johnson: SKYSCRAPER - 103 MIN
Showing 4:15PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
Denzel Washington: THE EQUALIZER 2 - 121 MIN
Showing 6:15PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated 14A
Chris Pratt: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - 128 MIN
Showing 8:30PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
MONDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society Presents:
TULLY
August 13th 5:15 & 7:45pm
Advance Tickets available at the Towne Cinema Box Office
August 11 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rockets @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn the principles of rocketry as you build and launch some rockets of your own!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
 
 
August 11 2018, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
LIVE - Opening of the Hive @ Planet Bee
If possible, this is the event to plan your visit around. Following the "All About Bees" presentation at noon, the beekeeper will open up a live honey bee hive while you safely observe from behind a screen inside. This is a free extension to the "All About Bees" presentation. If you do not want to participate in the hour-long paid presentation before, you are welcome to join in at ~ 1 pm for this portion free of charge.
August 11 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Artist Talk with Jennifer Dyck @ Vernon Public Art Gallery
Join us for an artist talk with exhibiting artist Jennifer Dyck. Her series of collage works makes visual commentary about some prominent subject matter found in historic religious art. The artist’s studio practice linked to Dada and Surrealist movements make the interpretation of religious imagery juxtaposed by the contemporary perception of religious subjects and their alternate meaning. Meet Jennifer and engage in great art discussion. Admission by donation.
August 11 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
August 11 2018, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sushi Saturdays @ Predator Ridge
Enjoy a new feature every Saturday afternoon this summer at Range Lounge & Grill with Sushi Saturdays.
Chef Eric Lee joins the Predator Ridge Culinary team with over 8 years of experience as a sushi chef. Born and raised in South Korea, Chef Lee is a graduate of the Okanagan College Culinary program and is currently the Head Sushi Chef at Blue Tail Sushi & Bistro in Kelowna.  
Every week Chef Lee will be serving a variety of sushi dishes in Range Lounge & Grill on Saturday between 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
August 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
August 11 2018, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Toonie Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
A public swim at a bargain price! $2. All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have 3 lanes open.
August 11 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Live! in Lake Country @ Swalwell Park
Craft Beer and Country Night
Talented Youth: TBD
Opening Act: Jackson Hollow
Headliner: Ben Klick
Title Sponsor: TD
Sponsors: Pacific Coastal, Face painting by Kiwanis, Telus Pure Fibre, and Castanet
Children’s Activities on site provided by Lake Country Gymnastics
Concession on site (cash only) provided by Oyama Sun blush
Live in Lake Country is produced by the District of Lake Country
August 11 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
August 11 2018, 7:30 PM
Mile High Street Food Dinner @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
This fun and casual long table seated dinner will explore street food classics amped up with Executive Chef Scott Sanderson contemporary style. This food truck on steroids dinner will feature an array of Okanagan wines as well as an Okanagan cidery. Purchase your seats early as this event sells out early every year.
The Details
Cost: $80 plus tax & gratuity
Location: The Den Bar & Bistro
Time: 7:30pm doors open, 8:00pm dinner
Seating: Limited seats available and advance bookings required
August 11 2018, 7:30 PM
Law of the Land: An Electrifying Comedy @ The Caravan Farm Theatre
A fast-paced musical farce about energy projects, set in a fictional BC town – a place where coyotes morph into men, cowboys fall in love with environmentalists, crows wax philosophical, and the animals put man on trial. First produced in 1982, Law of the Land is a Caravan Classic, featuring the company’s trademark blend of mask, music, physical comedy, and political satire.
Here in beautiful Black Creek, BC, the Grand Opening of the Black Creek Coal Fired Thermal Generating Power Plant is one day away. The Energy Minister and a delegation from Russia, China and the USA have descended to tour the plant (and do a little hunting on the side). But some folks are not happy about it: Clara’s ranch sits right next door, and she isn’t moving, even though her ranch hands have long since gone to work for the new plant. Hattie the scientist is worried about fluorine levels but no one is listening. Brenda the police officer is busy unravelling a terrorist plot, while Beaver, Cougar, and Deer are having nervous breakdowns. It’s a recipe for a referendum! Add two luckless ranch hands, the Lone Ranger, and a wily old Coyote with a plan…. and you get an Energy Crisis of epic proportions.

Law of the Land is a sharp-witted comedy for all ages. There is a ticket price for everyone’s pocket, from Early Bird Specials (Book by July 3rd and SAVE) Pay What You Can Tuesdays, and accessible Youth prices, so you can bring the whole family!

Our theatre is an EVENT! Bring your tailgate picnics or sidle up to our concession for great Okanagan food, beer and wines. Come on out to the farm and see what all the fuss is about!

Brought to you by an artistic team assembled from across the country and beyond!

COME ONE, COME ALL!
PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.
August 11 2018, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Thrash Wrestling "Catalyst for Chaos" @ The Green Pub
What better way to ignite insanity than Thrash Wrestling at The Green? The summer's wildest wrestling show comes to Vernon's coolest pub!

In the main event, Thrash Wrestling champion, Slave, will be showcasing the newly-minted Thrash Wrestling title in a championship match against "Top Young Gun" Sean Gaston! Each man has a win on each other, and this tie-breaker will be for the belt!

The Okanagan's most-decorated wrestler, "Top Drawer" Michael More will take on the internationally-known legend The Black Dragon! Can Black Dragon shut Michael More's mouth once and for all?

"Cougar Meat Kid" Collin Cutler will be in action in a teacher vs. student match against his pupil, Chucky Lee Ray!

In a three-way dance, "Dream Killer" Jayce D'Arcy vs. "Blonde Bomber" Braydon Goss vs. Quebec's own Joe "Keep It Clean" Kovick!

Camaro Cope takes on up-and-comer Ace Redmann Jr. in a high-flying, fast-paced, crash-course opening match!

Tickets are $12 in advance and available at The Green Pub, Ebenezers, and the Downtown Internet Lounge in Vernon. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Kids are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
August 11 2018, 8:00 PM
Dan Engelland Blues Band @ Lorenzo's
Back by popular command, Dan's Red Hot guitar licks with a Kick Ass Band will guarantee a Rockin' Good Time!
Dan Engelland's diverse musical styles range from explosive blues & rock guitar riffs to innovative jazz renditions and tender vocal ballads, all performed with raw emotion. Dan's "DREAM TEAM" band plays Lorenzo's to the delight of the audience, guest musicians and Lorenzo.

August 12 2018, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

7th Annual Doggie Duathlon @ Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park
Join us on Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 for our 7th Annual Doggie Duathlon! This fun, non-competitive event is a great way to get out and active with your pooch! This is an on-leash event in compliance with BC Park requirements....no exceptions. Maximum of 2 dogs per participant. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Due to liability concerns, no family or friends are permitted to accompany participants on the course during the event. Please refrain from bringing/using dog toys during the event. Dogs must be 4 months of age or older and must not have any aggression issues. If your pooch has social problems, is in heat and/or is not comfortable in groups of people/dogs please do not register for this event. More details at https://www.poochpartners.ca/doggie-duathlon
August 12 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
August 12 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Wings Vernon 
Paint & Sip at Wings, Vernon
Painting 'Jiggly Jellyfish'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons, and fun!

Run your own tab at Wings- Come early for half price wings!
August 12 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Freddy's Patio
Join us on Freddy's Patio for a relaxing afternoon artful experience courtesy of 123 Artful. Enjoy a couple hours with friends overlooking the serene golf course will learning how to paint on your own canvas; with a glass of wine in hand! Reserve your spot today! Ticket includes paint, canvas, a lesson from 123 Artful, glass of wine and light appetizers. Reserve your spot via link below or call (250) 545-7425
August 12 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Public Swim @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10

August 13 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!

August 13 2018, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Creative Kids Art Camps @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Creative Kids Art Camps for ages 7-10 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre

Come create with us this summer! Our week long art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, clay, fibre art, printmaking, and mixed media. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends on the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks, snacks, and wear art appropriate clothing. Price includes all materials.

DATE & TIME OPTIONS:
1. Tuesday – Friday, July 3 to July 69:30am – 3:30pm (4 classes)
Members: $170 Non Members: $185

2. Monday - Friday, July 23 to July 279:30am - 3:30pm (5 classes)
Members: $210 Non Members: $225

3. Monday - Friday, August 13 to August 17 9:30am - 3:30pm (5 classes)
Members: $210 Non Members: $225

Our summer camps fill up fast so call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!

August 13 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Clay & More | Ages 7-10 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Clay & More | Ages 7-10 with Hannah Woodhouse

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

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

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

Sign up for one or sign up for them all! Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 13 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Puzzles + Tricks Okanagan Science Centre
Can you escape the rope handcuffs?  Try your hand at this and other puzzlers!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
August 13 2018, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Public Swimming @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
August 13 2018, 5:15 PM
Tully @ The Towne Cinema
Eleven years after their breakthrough film Juno, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman team up again for Tully, another sharp, funny and strange look at pregnancy and some of the challenges surrounding it. This time, we approach motherhood from the perspective of a pregnant mother of three (Charlize Theron) whose latest child might well be the end of her – if not for the arrival of the eponymous miracle nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis. Packed with more than a couple of possible feminist readings as regards the parenting/career/life question, this often very funny picture entertains while affording its characters their share of no-laughing-matter concerns.
August 13 2018, 6:00 PM
Paint in the Vineyard @ Blind Tiger Vineyards
Join a fun night of paint, wine, and pizza!

Ticket includes a painting lesson from local Okanagan artist, a pizza buffet from Marno's woodfire pizza, and wine!
July 30: Arlet De Visser
Aug 13: Sheila Tansey
August 13 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
August 13 2018, 8:00 PM
Bella Cat @ Lorenzo's Cafe
~ BELLA CAT ~ "The Princess of Soul"~
Try and imagine two of the world's most soulful and unique voices, Janis Joplin and Eartha Kit now imagine them producing a beautiful love child and that would be as Clyde Stubblefield dubbed her "The Princess of Soul" BELLA CAT. Her 1st single from her forthcoming album promises to entertain you with a passionate sound coming straight from the inner sanctum of her heart and soul. Recorded in the US and Canada Produced by Jack LeTourneau in association with Neal Ford Sundet. This new Canadian voice shows the kind of new talent which will sure to be a major contender in the future of musical landscape. In recent years Bella Cat has been on the prowl around the Ottawa music scene, shocking audiences with the intensity of her performances. When the petite 24-year-old with golden hair steps up to the microphone people often don’t expect what comes next. With the soul power of Aretha Franklin and the rock wail of Janis Joplin, this cat can howl!
$10 cover

August 14 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Starry Night! Day Camp @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Learn all about the night sky and discover some of our creatures of the night! Learn about local bat species, how bats fly without bumping into things and how they hunt. Take a closer look at the sky and learn how to use our sundial!
Half Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Full Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tuesdays: Ages 4-5* Wednesdays: Ages 6-7 Thursdays: Ages 8+
*Programs for ages 4-5 are offered for half day only
Half Day: $20 for members, $30 for non-members
Full Day: $40 for members, $55 for non-members
They have different themes weekly to keep your kids entertained and excited about learning all summer long!
August 14 2018, 9:00 AM
Mural Tours @ Downtown Vernon
Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys, and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

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

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).
 For more information contact the Downtown Vernon Association at the information provided, [email protected] or the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 250-542-3142, [email protected]
August 14 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Open Class @ 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.
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 14 2018, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Back in Time Tours @ Mackie Lake House
Unravel the rich history of the families living in the historic Mackie Lake House, and discover their place in Coldstream’s past. Tour the grounds and explore this exceptional example of a country mansion while learning about the architecture, history, and characteristics that make this home unique. The collection within these walls has a story to tell, travel back in time with us.
August 14 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Sparkling Hill Tour @ The Schubert Centre
Bus leaves 11:00am, returns 3:15pm approximately.
11:30-12:00 tour of Sparkling Hill, 12:15-1:15 Lunch @ Longhorn Pub (Tuesday is burger special - not included), 1:30-2:00 The Honeymoon Meadery (Planet Bee) Mead tasting (included), 2:15-3:30 Davison Orchard. Non-Members $20 Members $15
August 14 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Clay | Ages 5-7 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Clay for ages 5-7

Develop hand building skills and learn new techniques for working with clay while making your very own sculpture! Pieces will be kiln fired and available for pick up at a later date. Price includes all materials.
Members: $35 Non Members: $50

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register toda
August 14 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Pastels | Ages 11 - 15 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Learn new tips, tricks, and techniques for creating finished pieces using pastels! They are easy to use, bright, colourful and always a joy.  Price includes all materials.
Tuesdays, August 7 & 14  1:30pm – 3:30pm (2 classes)
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 14 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
August 14 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Guitar Lessons @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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.
For ages 6+ and adult.
 
Time slots available between 3:30pm-5:30pm
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 14 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Public Swimming @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
August 14 2018, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Music on the Patio @ Predator Ridge
Enjoy an evening in the summer air with a popular series of outdoor live music performances by local Okanagan artists. The music will be on the new outdoor patio at Range Lounge & Grill or the patio at Pallino's (and will move indoors if weather is poor).

Range & Lounge Grill is open to enjoy dinner after the event (dinner reservations are recommended).
August 14 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Basics of Clay with Karen Palmer @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
A wheel throwing and hand building class for beginners and those wanting to become proficient on the wheel. This class will explore many functional forms as well as teach the basics that go into creating finished pieces. We will focus on individual challenges as you throw and hand build various forms. Class includes 6 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course.
Please leave rings, watches and bracelets at home, wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a clay class. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring an apron and an old bath towel. Price includes 1 bag of M340 clay, all other materials and the use of tools. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.
Tuesdays, July 10 to August 14 5:30pm - 8:30pm (6 classes)
Members: $205 Non Members: $220
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 14 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Outboard Waterfront Pub
Paint & Sip at Outboard Waterfront Pub
 Painting 'Moonlit Night'
 
 
$40 includes all paint materials, aprons & fun!
Run your own tab at the Outboard Waterfront Pub.
 
Join 123Artful for a creative night out!
August 14 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Kalavida's Summer SUP Series @ The Kalavida Surf Shop
Our Summer SUP Series is revamped and recharged. Join us on Tuesdays starting June 12 and make that your dedicated SUP night. First part is a laid back skills session before heading out for a paddle. Bring a friend!

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

Entry Fee: TBA (very, very affordable)
August 14 2018, 6:45 PM
Vernon BMX Tuesday Night Races @ Ranger Park
Are you a Vernon BMX fan? We know you are! Follow our schedule and come on down to our next race. We’ll save a seat for you! Make sure you and your family don’t miss out on our next fun and exciting race night. Check out what other events we have coming up and join us soon. We know you’ll have a great time!
Vernon BMX holds practices every Monday night except on Statutory Holidays. We race every Tuesday night (weather permitting.) Registration is 5:45 - 6:30 pm.  We try our best to start racing at 6:50 pm for 1/2 trackers and Full Track motos start immediately after.
August 14 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
August Evening Arts - The Mushroom Method @ Allan Brooks Nature Center
Our next event in the August Evening Art Series will have your creativity & your taste buds going wild!
Enjoy a watercolor workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn some basic techniques and paint local mushrooms from the Okanagan Valley, inspired by the aesthetic of botanical discovery prints. Participants will also become familiar with making spore prints from the mushrooms provided. The artworks will be created on watercolor postcards. Along with the creativity enjoy delicious Cider from BX Press along with mushroom inspired appetizers set among the beautiful views at Allan Brooks Nature Centre.
The workshop is inspired by my the artistic research of the ABNC Caetani Centre Fresh! AiR Artist in residence Amelie Brindamour, exploring the presence and characteristics of mushrooms, and more precisely mycorrhizal networks, in the Okanagan Valley.
Tickets include one free beverage from BX Press. $40 per person plus GST
August 14 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!

August 15 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Nature Camp @ The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives 
Are your kids getting bored? Do you need a morning to yourself? Looking for a camp that challenges your child’s mind? Drop off your little ones at one of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives half day summer camps this August! With three different themes, you can even register them for all three!
On Wednesday August 15th from 9am – 12pm join our Nature Camp.Enjoy a wide range of nature inspired activities both inside and outside the museum. Recommended for ages 6-9 years.
During the Multicultural Campchildren will explore some of the cultures represented in Vernon. Guest speakers, music, crafts, activities and more will open your child’s eyes to the diversity in our community. Suitable for children 6-9 years. Camp takes place Thursday August 16th from 9am – 12pm.
Travel back in time to early Vernon and discover what life was like here many years ago during our Back in Time Camp. Storytelling, a scavenger hunt, activities surrounding the restored post office clock, crafts and more are in store! Suitable for ages 6-9. This camp runs Friday August 17th from 9am-12pm.  
To register your child drop in to the museum or call 250-542-3142. Registration deadline for all camps is August 10th. Individual camps are $35/child or $25 for members. Register for all three camps for $100/child, $75 for members. You are encouraged to register early as space is limited.
For more information on memberships or the camps please contact the museum at 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.caor find us on Facebook.
August 15 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Joining Hands @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Joining Hands assists and provides adults living with disabilities varied opportunities to explore and develop their artistic abilities with other people of common interests.
The project accommodates beginner, emerging and established artists, giving them the opportunity to be a part of something tangible in their community through artistic and creative expression.  Every person should feel a genuine sense of purpose and belonging and be given the opportunity to actively participate and contribute to their community.
WHEN: The program takes place every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.
HOW TO JOIN: New participants and their support are always welcome to come in on Wednesdays or Fridays to meet the program coordinator and observe the program.
For more information or if interested in participating in Joining Hands, please contact Hannah Woodhouse at the number provided or drop by the Vernon Community Arts Centre.
August 15 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Jammin' in Justice with Michael Daniels @ Justice Park
Jammin' in Justice concert series in #DowntownVernon is back in it's 6th year and we're excited to bring you a diverse lineup of musical talent every Wednesday in Justice Park. There will be a food truck on-site as well.

August 15th is Canadian country music singer/songwriter, Michael Daniels. His singing and songwriting caught the attention of Nashville based Gil Grand, a CCMA multi-award winning recording artist. Gil and Michael began writing together in Nashville in the spring of 2017 and recorded Michael's debut EP later that fall. His new single "Betting on Red" will be released to Canadian radio in May of 2018. Michael is thankful to the very talented Jeffery East and John Freeman who also worked on the album.
August 15 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Balloon Science @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us to learn about all the bendy, elastic science behind balloons
 
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
 
 
August 15 2018, 1:30 PM to 5:00 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
August 15 2018, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Summer Artisan Night Market @ Predator Ridge
Predator Ridge and Craft Culture are proud to present the first annual Summer Night Market happening on August 15, 2018.  
Discover the passion behind local crafters and artisans at this magical event featuring a mix of local craft & artisans, local business, food trucks, and musicians. We will also have a tasting section where you can sample beverages from local wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries
Soak in some of the most beautiful views in the valley, all the while browsing through the vendors village that will feature the wares of local crafters, artisans, and businesses.
Ideal for locals and tourists alike, the event not only boasts some of the best assets in the Okanagan, but also showcases the talent of our local musicians, brewers, winemakers and distillers.
August 15 2018, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Art by Gallery Odin @ Predator Ridge Resort
Join us this August as we host Gallery Odin as part of their summer art series and explore the works of 5 local Okanagan artists.

This free two-day event will feature an art exhibition, live music, and tastings from local wineries. Plus enter to win great prizes from event sponsor Silver Star Mountain Resort including a 2 day & 2-night ski vacation for two for the 2018/19 season or a 2 day & 2-night bike vacation for two for the 2018 season!

EVENT DETAILS

WHERE: Commonage Ballroom (lower level of Clubhouse)
COST: Free admission + complimentary glass of wine (while supplies last, must be 19 or older)

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Doug Alcock, Karel Doruyter, Jerry Markham, Teri Paul, Barry Rafuse


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GALLERY ODIN ONLINE AT: galleryodin.com or visit the gallery at 215 Odin Road at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Summer hours: Thursday & Saturday from 2-6pm or call them at the information below.
August 15 2018, 5:30 PM
Ladies Night @ The Rise
Come to The Rise for a round of golf with the ladies every other Wednesday.
$40.00 for members & $60.00 for guests. Includes 9 holes, cart, prizes and dinner!
Sign up your group of four! 5:30 shotgun starts!
August 15 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 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! Each week we will be painting a new theme from the gorgeous Okanagan area.

Additional drink and food specials can be enjoyed!
To book please email the information provided.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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.
August 15 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Live Model Drawing @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Join us on the first and third Wednesday each month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre for an evening of live model drawing. No experience necessary, expressionism encouraged! Easels and drawing boards will be provided but please bring your own drawing materials. If you have any questions, feel free to call or stop by the Arts Centre to chat with one of our instructors.
 
Pre-registration is highly recommended as there is a limit of 12 participants per session. Participants must be 19 years or older. Call to register today and please bring your own materials.
 
Members: $10/session   Non Members: $20/session
August 15 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wahine Wednesdays Women's Social Paddle @ Kalavida Surf Shop
Wahine Wednesdays are all about the girls getting together on the water – The Ladies of the Lake! Launching from Kal Beach, each week will include something a little different – it could be a soothing sunset paddle, a cruise alongside the Okanagan Rail Trail, storytelling, or maybe even a yoga move or two. No need to pre-register, just drop in before 6 pm each Wednesday.

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

Beverages, snacks and good vibes are supplied after the paddle. Each week will feature something new.

August 16 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn to Draw @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
During this 3 week course we will learn to draw with a better understanding of proportions, perspective, and human anatomy.
Supplies needed: Drawing or newsprint paper, 2B graphite pencil, few sticks of willow charcoal, an eraser and source pictures (buildings and interiors, faces and people).
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 16 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Multicultural Camp @ The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives 
Are your kids getting bored? Do you need a morning to yourself? Looking for a camp that challenges your child’s mind? Drop off your little ones at one of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives half day summer camps this August! With three different themes, you can even register them for all three!
On Wednesday August 15th from 9am – 12pm join our Nature Camp. Enjoy a wide range of nature inspired activities both inside and outside the museum. Recommended for ages 6-9 years.
During the Multicultural Camp children will explore some of the cultures represented in Vernon. Guest speakers, music, crafts, activities and more will open your child’s eyes to the diversity in our community. Suitable for children 6-9 years. Camp takes place Thursday August 16th from 9am – 12pm.
Travel back in time to early Vernon and discover what life was like here many years ago during our Back in Time Camp. Storytelling, a scavenger hunt, activities surrounding the restored post office clock, crafts and more are in store! Suitable for ages 6-9. This camp runs Friday August 17th from 9am-12pm.  
To register your child drop in to the museum or call 250-542-3142. Registration deadline for all camps is August 10th. Individual camps are $35/child or $25 for members. Register for all three camps for $100/child, $75 for members. You are encouraged to register early as space is limited.
For more information on memberships or the camps please contact the museum at 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.caor find us on Facebook.
August 16 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Morning Tea @ Mackie Lake House
$25 Per Person
On a lazy summer morning relax in a beautiful setting with a steaming cup of tea and some savoury and sweet treats to satisfy your mid-morning cravings. Capturing the essence of days gone by, Tea is served with fine bone china on the verandah overlooking the serene gardens and lake. To complete your experience let us guide you through the historic Mackie Lake House on an optional tour included with your ticket. Purchase your ticket in advance and get ready to enjoy a delicious morning tea!

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

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

**Note that if minimum tickets sales are not reached the Tea will need to be canceled and you will be contacted to reschedule or be refunded.
August 16 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Men's Night @ The Rise
$65 includes 18 holes, shared cart and competition. Stay for a drink and food after your round with great Men’s Night Specials. $10.00 for members.
August 16 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Happy Art - Finding Your Zen @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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.
August 16 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Shocking Static @ Okangan Science Centre 
It’s a hair-raising experience as we learn about static electricity!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
August 16 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tea @ Mackie Lake House
$25 Per Person
Come relax on the beautiful, screened verandah overlooking Kalamalka Lake and our scenic gardens. Let us pamper you with teas served in fine bone china, delicious finger sandwiches, fluffy scones with Devonshire cream and seasonal jams, and delicate desserts-a feast for the eyes and palette. To complete your experience let us guide you through the historic Mackie Lake House on an optional tour included with your ticket. Bring a friend or your visitors and join us on the verandah.  

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

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

**Note that if minimum tickets sales are not reached the Tea will need to be cancelled and you will be contacted to reschedule or be refunded.
August 16 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Public Swimming @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
August 16 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
All Things Apple - Organic Vegan Farm to Table Dinner @ Sean and Patrick's Organic Apple Farm
Join us Thursday August 16th at Sean and Patrick's organic apple farm, Curlew Orchard in the BX of Vernon for a night of local vegan food and delicious organic cider.

This 5 course vegan meal will be created by the creative team at Basket Case Picnics(http://www.basketcasepicnics.com/). They are making a splash in the vegan community by pioneering the first VEGAN, Organic Farm to Table dinner. Each course will be crafted with local organic food and cider donated by Farm Bound (www.farmbound.ca) and the venue provided by Curlew Orchard (www.curleworchard.ca).

This event is a fundraiser for Sean (Curlew) and Jaye's (Farm Bound) dancing with the stars performance benefiting Vernon Hospice.

To keep as much money going to hospice as possible we would like for you to send in payment by E-transfer rather than by credit card. Please purchase the ticket through this system and then send an e-transfer to [email protected] and use the password: farmbound
Tickets are $125 each and can be secured at www.bookwhen.com/farmbound or by emailing [email protected]with your details and payment
August 16 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Civic Sounds @ The Civic Plaza
Come enjoy free live concerts downtown at the Civic Plaza on Thursday nights in the summer.
The Beach Radio Events Crew will be on location every Thursday Night giving away SunRype and other goodies!
These open-air concerts are great for dancing the night away.
Stop by one of our local restaurants for an early meal and come on out.
You can also get take-out or pack a picnic basket and bring it down for some great musical entertainment with your dinner.
Check out who will be playing at each Civic Sounds Concert this Summer:
August 16th | The Younguns
August 23rd | 6 Shades of Grey
Civic Sounds is proudly presented by 107.5 Beach Radio, The Downtown Vernon Association, Telus, Bannister Honda, and Valley First Credit Union.
August 16 2018, 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Hike, Yoga & Wine Night @ Predator Ridge
Thursday Hike, Yoga & Wine nights at the Fitness Centre.
Beginning with a 20-minute hike out to one of our 3 outdoor yoga platforms; followed by a 45-minute yoga class and then a hike back.  Afterwards enjoy a glass of wine & snack on the Fitness Centre patio.b Bring a water bottle and yoga mat. Cost for homeowners is $30* each & Guests $40* each.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at the Fitness Centre by noon on Thursday or by emailing [email protected]
August 16 2018, 8:00 PM
Terry Gillespie @ Lorenzo's Cafe
~ TERRY GILLESPIE ~ You really ought to meet Terry Gillespie.
An easy guy to hang with. He’ll probably play in your town sooner or later, so you can get into his music, shake his hand and let him sell you his new CD,
Home Boy. He’s an unlikely guy for a musician, this Terry Gillespie.  For starters, he’s been Playing Blues-Based Roots Music Professionally for 50 Years. He’ll tell you that now is the time when all the years seem to add up to make a perfect equation: experience = smarts = the ability to play and sing better than ever. Born in Canada, raised in the United States, he returned home in a hurry in the 60s when the possibility of being blown up in Vietnam seemed almost inevitable.
$15 cover

August 17 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Back in Time Camp @ The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives 
Are your kids getting bored? Do you need a morning to yourself? Looking for a camp that challenges your child’s mind? Drop off your little ones at one of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives half day summer camps this August! With three different themes, you can even register them for all three!
On Wednesday August 15th from 9am – 12pm join our Nature Camp.Enjoy a wide range of nature inspired activities both inside and outside the museum. Recommended for ages 6-9 years.
During the Multicultural Campchildren will explore some of the cultures represented in Vernon. Guest speakers, music, crafts, activities and more will open your child’s eyes to the diversity in our community. Suitable for children 6-9 years. Camp takes place Thursday August 16th from 9am – 12pm.
Travel back in time to early Vernon and discover what life was like here many years ago during our Back in Time Camp. Storytelling, a scavenger hunt, activities surrounding the restored post office clock, crafts and more are in store! Suitable for ages 6-9. This camp runs Friday August 17th from 9am-12pm.  
To register your child drop in to the museum or call 250-542-3142. Registration deadline for all camps is August 10th. Individual camps are $35/child or $25 for members. Register for all three camps for $100/child, $75 for members. You are encouraged to register early as space is limited.
For more information on memberships or the camps please contact the museum at 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.caor find us on Facebook.
August 17 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Snake Charming @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn all about how to safely interact with a reptile by responding to their body language!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
August 17 2018, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Public Swimming @ The Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have a min of 1 lane open for lap swimming.
Prices:
Adult 19+ $6.00
Youth 13-18 and 65 years+ $4.50
Child 7-12 $3.90
Preschool 3-6 $1.95
Family $13.10
August 17 2018, 4:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday Night Fun @ The Armstrong Outdoor Pool
Friday Fun Nights at the Armstrong Pool!

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

Come on out to our Friday Fun Nights with your friends or family for a night filled with swimming, games, and more!
August 17 2018, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday Night Flights -Wine Tasting @ Predator Ridge 
Get your tasting palette ready with our popular Friday Night Flights series of wine tastings.

Join us every Friday night for an exclusive wine tasting from 5 - 6 pm with a variety of the signature wines from some of the world's best wineries!
2018 Wine Tasting Schedule
June 22 – The Chase Wines | Lake Country, BC
June 29 – Maverick Estate Winery | Osoyoos, BC
July 6 – Bartier Bros | Oliver, BC
July 13 – CedarCreek Estate Winery | Kelowna, BC
July 20 – Vanessa Vineyard | Cawston, BC
July 27 – La Frenz Winery | Penticton, BC
August 3 – The View Winery | Kelowna, BC
August 10 Liquidity Wines | Okanagan Falls, BC
August 17- Laughing Stock Vineyards | Naramata Bench, BC
August 24 – Hester Creek Vineyard | Oliver, BC
August 31 – Desert Hills Estate Winery | Oliver, BC

Tastings will be held on the patio at the Range Lounge & Grill and will move indoors if the weather is poor.
Join us in Range Lounge & Grill to enjoy dinner after the event (dinner reservations are recommended)
Tickets are $10/person* and include wine flight & charcuterie. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event via our online store.
August 17 2018, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cowboy Dinner Show @ O'Keefe Ranch
The Cowboy dinner presents Canada’s Wild West” with a re-enactment of the BC Express Co. stagecoach and a true cowboy meal while being entertained by the Rob Dinwoodie Band and poet Ken Mather.
Evening schedule: 5:00 doors open, 5:00 - 6:30 stagecoach rides and learn to rope, 6:30 dinner and show, 8:00 music by the campfire, ending around 9:00. The event is held in our pavilion, we recommend you dress according to the weather conditions.
Please note: Tickets sales close at 2:00 pm on the same day as the show so the chef can prepare the correct food quantities. There are no refunds available on ticket sales.
August 17 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shaughnessy Live @ Freddy's Patio
Join us at Freddy’s Patio for Flatbread Fridays with local musician Shaughnessy. Enjoy the entertainment and handmade flatbread in the stone fire oven from Basket Case Catering. Pair with a glass of Ex Nihilo wine and enjoy a wonderful evening!
$5.00 Cover Charge. Reservations recommended: Call Freddy’s (250) 545-7425 ext. 2
August 17 2018, 6:00 PM
Fox Friday's Race @ SilverStar Mountain Resort
Join us every Friday night starting July 6th for Fox Friday’s! It doesn’t matter if you're a seasoned racer or just want to take a leisurely, timed lap, down one of our trails; everyone is welcome. We will be alternating between easy and difficult trails bi-weekly.

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

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON
August 17 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Music in the Park @ The Armstrong Memorial Park
Join us Fridays from the end of June until the end of August to enjoy music from our live, local bands. Bring your chair, your picnic, your non-perishable food donations for our local food bank and of course, your dancing shoes!! This is a great family event. We look forward to seeing you!
August 17 2018, 8:00 PM
Poppa Dawg @ Lorenzo's
Hailing from the 'Left Coast' of Canada, Poppa Dawg has toured extensively throughout Western and Northern Canada with stints in La Paz, Mexico at The City of Peace Blues Festival and most recently, in 2013 as a participant at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They made it to the semi-finals there and along the way forged some very strong friendships with friends around the world.
August 17 2018, 9:30 PM
#POUNDSIGN @ The Green Pub
Come and party with #POUNDSIGNhere at the Green Pub, there is no cover! Starting at 9:30 pm Friday and Saturday you can dance the night away!

Thank you