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What's Happening? - Nov. 4 -Nov. 10, 2017

First of all a reminder of tonights First Responder Appreciation Night with the Vernon Vipers vs the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Free tickets to First Responders and Families thanks to Kal Tire. 

Secondly - if you've wanted to explore your inner artist - there are some great opportunities this week - with Route Blue Glass artist Pat Doyle and an Intro to Alcohol and Ink - which is one of my favourite mediums - So cool to see what comes from the mix - Give it a try!! 

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

November 4 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Father Christmas with Karen Palmer @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
During day one of this workshop students will use pinch pot and slab construction to sculpt and decorate a figure of Father Christmas. You will return on day two to glaze your figure. Students should bring an apron, one old bath towel, one large clear recycling bag, and texturing tools if you have them.

Members: $65 Non Members: $80 Materials: $16
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Vernon Arts Centre to register today!
November 4 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Christmas in the Country @ The Armstrong Hullcar & Deep Creek Community Hall
30+ Vendors with free admission but donations are accepted for the local food bank. For more information call Sherri at the phone number provided.
November 4 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Harvest Sale Hosted by Rancho Vignola @ Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
Harvest Sales! Each autumn we bring our new-crop nuts and dried fruit direct to you through our Harvest Sales in various communities in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. Sample before you buy! We set up our events so you can see and taste everything we have to offer - you will always know what you are getting! Products available in 1 lb (454 g), 2 lb (907 g) and 5 lb (2.27 kg), as well as in full cases. You will also find a great selection of Gourmet Gifts for tasty Christmas gift-giving ideas!
November 4 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Glass Beadmaking 101 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
GLASS BEADMAKING 101 with Patricia Doyle

This beginner's level workshop introduces the art and science of glass beadmaking. Using a bead maker's torch and rods of Italian glass, students will learn basic bead shapes, decorating techniques, use of hand tools, glass theory, and safety. Students will go home with many glass beads they have made. Materials fee includes all use of tools and materials. Please wear closed toed shoes and cotton clothing.

Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 59:30am - 4:00pm
Members: $165 Non Members: $180 Materials: $50

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
November 4 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Gold Mountain Dream Travelling Exhibit @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Royal BC Museum’s travelling exhibit Gold Mountain Dream! is on now through to February 24, 2018 at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives. Gold Mountain Dream! – created by the Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History – tells the personal stories and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia shores in search of gold. It is a fascinating account of adventure, heartbreak and social upheaval.
Visit the museum and see how the gold rush not only changed the landscapes and lives in BC, but how this monumental event changed China, as people flocked to a rugged land in search of fortune. Admission is by donation.
November 4 2017, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Vernon & District Family History Society Open House @ Peace Lutheran Church
Find out how membership in Vernon & District Family History Society can help you track down Family Ancestors or Long Lost Relatives.
November 4 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Paper Puppet Animation Workshop @ Vernon Community Arts Centre 
Paper Puppet Animation | Ages 10-14 with Amanda Homeniuk

Create a jointed paper puppet and bring it to life through the magic of animation! Led by Amanda Homeniuk, a professional stop-motion animator, participants will be taught cut-out animation - a technique for producing movement using flat characters and backgrounds cut from thick paper. In this full day workshop, you'll practice some basic animation principles using simple shapes, and then design and build your own jointed paper puppet and make it come to life in your very own movie!

Saturday, November 4 10:00am - 4:00pm
Members: $80 Non Members: $95 Materials: $5

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
November 4 2017, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Kids Paint for Childrens Hospital @ Colour Time Ceramic Studio
Kids will need to book to paint. Limited number of painter's. Kids will be painting a piggy bank for a child at the Children's Hospital in Vancouver. Many kids do not get to go home for the holidays. So let's brighten their Christmas with a gift from the gang at Colour Time. There is no charge to paint, but we ask for a minimum $5.00 donation. All monies collected will go to Children's Hospital. If your interested, don't wait to book. We are booking for time slots, this way we can space everyone out through the day. You will have an hour to paint.
November 4 2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cheese...It's a Natural! @ The Armstrong Centennial Theatre
Cheesemakers, artisan food producers and small-batch wineries will provide samples and information. Those attending will pick up a ‘cheese pass’ which will allow one complimentary tasting from each exhibitor until 2pm. Products will also be available for purchase just in case you find a cheese you can’t live without! The daytime event is free of charge – donations of a non-perishable item for the Valley First ‘Feed the Valley’ program in support of the Armstrong Food Bank will be accepted. This year, not only will you learn all about the different cheeses but how to put together a charcuterie board that will leave your guests wanting more! Now working as a Cheese Expert and Consultant with the Dairy Farmers of Canada, David will surely educate and entertain with his great knowledge and profound passion for cheese. Think you are the ‘big cheese’? Don’t miss the ‘Cheese ball ‘and ‘Grilled Cheese’ competitions. Amateur cheese ball entries will be accepted from 10 – 11am with judging at 11am. The amateur grilled cheese competition will begin at 11am.
Advance tickets are $25; tickets at the door $35. Tickets are available at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce office and Chocoliro Finest Chocolate, Armstrong mid-September.
November 4 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Complimentary Essential Oil Class with doTERRA @ The Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
Join hosts Tanya Cosgrave and Mimi Sova from doTERRA Essential Oils at the Okanagan Spirits Vernon distillery for this complimentary class where you will learn that there is more to oils than just aromatherapy.

There will be prize draws, appetizers made with oils and an essential oil inspired cocktail!

Please RSVP to [email protected] or call the Vernon Distillery at 250-549-3120.
November 4 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Egg Drop @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Test your egg to see if your egg can survive the fall, join us at the science centre to find out! FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 4 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thumbelina @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$12 for all Ages
Travelling through life looking for her wings, Thumbelina bursts out of a flower and onto our stage with real life magic using shadow puppets. This new-age psychedelic twist on the popular Hans Christian Anderson tale is a magic carpet ride for flower children of all generations. A cast of mice, frogs, birds and bugs in a rainbow array of colours are brought to life with live music, voices and masterful shadow puppetry.

Deb Chase and Mick Doherty team up together to create the Oregon Shadow Theatre, based in Portland Oregon. Together, they are well known across North America for their puppetry, live music, and excellent storytelling. Chase has been a practicing puppeteer since 1980. With a degree in fine arts and a long resume of performing and teaching, Chase brings expert technique and skill to the stage. Mike Doherty, a professional musician, has composed and performed for the stage and the screen. His studies in voice, guitar, percussion and more have made him a skilled performer and perfect match with Chase's puppets.

With the intricate designs and delicate movements of the puppets, paired with the assortment of live instruments, Thumbelina lights up the imagination and gets the whole family grooving together. Be transported into the fairy world and find yourself believing in magic!

PC: Ticket Seller
November 4 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Planetarium Show @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us at the science centre for stories about the night sky. FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 4 2017, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
20th Anniversary Gala @ Paddlewheel Hall
Get dressed up and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with dinner and dancing! Tickets are $50.00 each and can be purchased either in club (cash please) or via email transfer ([email protected]). Cash bar at venue. Please R.S.V.P. by September 15, 2017!
November 4 2017, 6:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs West Kelowna Warrior @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
November 4 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jacob Soucy & Jordan Manderioli @ Ratio Coffee & Pastry
Join in for a fun evening of pizza, drinks and music with two of the Okanagan’s finest young jazz musicians at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. Jacob Soucy and Jordan Manderioli team up to bring you 2 sets of jazz standards, funk jams and instrumental hip hop. Music starts at 6:30pm.

Get your tickets for $11 online and in-store!
November 4 2017, 8:00 PM
Mimosa @ The Vernon Jazz Club
 This is a special tribute to Canada’s 150 anniversary and zeroes in on Women in Music. The Vancouver quintet draws on Jazz, Brazilian Sambas, French sixties pop, and Cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound: gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove, and sky- high improvisations. Mimosa’s Canada150 performance will feature 13 Canadian composers in the following manner: two from each of the five regions (West, Prairies, East, Maritimes, North); one historical and one contemporary; and the three women composers in the band.
Doors open at 7:15 PM. CASH ONLY BAR ON SITE. Tickets $20 online at and at our sponsor, Expressions of Time (2901-30 Ave), with a $5 rebate at the gig for VJS members. Members receive 10% off their food purchase anytime at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (Prestige Inn).

November 5 2017, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Beginner Alcohol Ink Workshop @ Leap Art Supplies and Gallery 
Beginners Alcohol Ink Workshop
Sunday, November 5th

Try something new in this exciting workshop! Alcohol Ink is a medium that flows creating swirling images and brilliant detailed unique art. You will learn the fundamentals of how to use alcohol ink on different surfaces, and instruction on how to finish and seal your pieces at home.

Instructor: Sherise Martin
Cost: $70.00 plus gst
Materials: Included
Please call to register!

November 6 2017, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Indoor Pickleball Lessons @ Priest Valley Gym
VERNON PICKLEBALL is offering indoor lessons every Monday at the Priest Valley Gym at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Mondays from 12 to 2pm starting October 16, 2017. Come and have fun!
Equipment is provided, registration is necessary by calling 250-503-6631 or by email [email protected]
November 6 2017, 7:30 PM
The Gospel Side of Elvis @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Elvis idolized the Blackwood family and wanted to sing with them. He was given that opportunity after the crash that killed RW Blackwood, but Elvis had already signed a contract with Sun Records and was unable to sing with them. He insisted on the Blackwood Brothers Quartet singing at his mother's funeral and they later sang at Elvis' own funeral.

Millions still love and adore the memories of Elvis Presley today. The Blackwood Quartet is carrying on the memory of Elvis with this amazing "The Gospel Side of Elvis" concert and are so very pleased that award winning ETA Roger Anderson from Seattle, WA will be joining them on this tour.
$48 All Seats
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The Gospel Side of Elvis
PC: Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

November 7 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Traveling Oak Table Sessions for Women with Lorna Tureski @ The Caetani Centre
$225.00 for 10 sessions
Lorna Tureski lives in Armstrong with her husband and a grove of fir trees. She likes to write all sorts of things, sometimes with other people, such as the play, We’re Already Home, a collaborative project published by Wild Sage Press in 2014. Recently, Lorna has been working with Runaway Moon Theatre’s “How Did You Get Here?” suitcase puppet show project. She has an MFA in creative writing from UBCO.
In this series you will practice applying the techniques of fiction to your life stories. Bring your tales, whoppers, mythical events, birth, death experiences – anything you want to get down on paper. Or just show up and write from the prompts I give you. Learn how to breathe life into your stories.
November 7 2017, 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
November 7 2017, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Silk Screening for ages 11-14 with Samantha Hesketh @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Want to have a shirt with your very own design on it? This is the class for you! We will start by creating an image and then learn the basics of silk screening by creating our very own custom t-shirt with it.
Tuesdays, November 7 & 144:00pm - 6:00pm
Members: $55 Non Members: $70 Materials: $7
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!

November 7 2017, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Elwins @ Ratio Coffee & Pastry
Join The Elwins when they rock Ratio Coffee & Pastry in Vernon, BC. Home of perfectly prepared pastries (and probably the best doughnuts ever), The Elwins will cook up some audio treats to go along with the edible ones in Ratio's intimate space. Very limited tickets are available!

Hosted by Ratio Coffee & Pastry, and booked by Side Door.

Tickets available online through Side Door:

Tuesday November 7th, 2017
Tickets: $20, tax included
Doors: 7PM
Address will be revealed after ticket purchase

November 8 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Meet the Critters @ The Okanagan Science Centre
We have some new critters at the science centre! Come and meet some of them and learn all about our new residents.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 8 2017, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mixed Media for Ages 8-12 with Samantha Hesketh @ the Vernon Community Arts Centre
Mixed Media for ages 8-12 with Samantha Hesketh at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (4 classes)
Learn to create with a variety of mediums! From drawing to collaging to painting and more, we will experiment and create unique works of art you can be proud of.
Wednesdays, November 1 to 224:00pm - 6:00pm
Members: $100 Non Members: $115 Materials: $10
November 8 2017, 7:30 PM
Mom's The Word III - Nest 1/2 Empty @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$40 Adult
$37 Senior
$35 Student
This third installment of the hilariously real comedy series, Mom's The Word III - Nest 1/2 Empty follows real moms as they face the next chapter of their lives. The kids have grown, marriages have evolved (or dissolved), and bodies are starting to backfire. Filled with hysterical insights, embarrassing secrets, and deeply touching moments, the characters share personal histories in a side-splitting celebration of motherhood.

Before "mommy bloggers" and Hollywood's take on mommy comedies, the Mom's the Word Collective has been mining what it means to be mothers since 1993. Conceived by a group of Vancouver actors, their portrayal of motherhood, marriage and more has received international acclaim. In 1995 they premiered the instant hit Mom's the Word, followed by Mom's the Word 2: Unhinged ten years later. Having followed the growth and change of these real-life moms for over 20 years, audiences are now granted the next chapter and a new generation of laughs.

Written by and starring Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard, and Deborah Williams, the topics and tales told by these talented women are poignant and relatable for women and men at any stage in their lives.

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November 9 2017, 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
November 9 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opening Reception: For the Love of Art @ Vernon Public Art Gallery
The Vernon Public Art Gallery creates this annual exhibition to showcase VPAG members and to present their works of art in a professional gallery setting. The members’ exhibition is also Gallery’s annual fundraiser and the visitors can purchase displayed artworks. Join us for the opening reception of For the Love Of Art on Thursday, November 9,
November 9 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Canadian First World War Photography Presentation @ Greater Vernon Museum and Archieves
Join historian Carla-Jean Stokes for a talk on Canadian First World War Photography at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives next Speaker Series, Thursday November 9thfrom 7pm to 8pm.
In 1914, photojournalists were banned from the Western Front, and “official” photographers would not be appointed by the Canadian government for another two years. How were Canada’s official photographers hired and trained? What do their photographs tell us of their approach to representing the war? Which images have endured, and which ones have been forgotten?
Carla-Jean Stokes has a Masters of History from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Masters of Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. Carla-Jean won the 2015 Photographic Historical Society of Canada thesis prize for her paper, "British Official First World War Photographs, 1916-1918 Arranging and Contextualizing a Collection of Prints at the Art Gallery of Ontario," (later published in Photographic Canadiana). She has also written blogs and articles for the Laurier Centre for Strategic and Disarmament Studies, and Espirit de Corps magazine. Her special collector’s edition, “War Photos,” was published by Legion Magazine in May 2016. She works as Curator and Collections Manager of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch, in Vernon, BC.
Following the presentation Royal Canadian Legion Poppy ornaments and Vimy pins will be available for purchase in the gift shop. Don’t wait, these will only be available for a limited time!
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Cost is $5.00/person at the door. For more information please contact the museum at 250-542-3142, visit or find us on facebook.
November 9 2017, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Milk Crate Bandits @ Gallery Vertigo
International Swing Stars, Jazz Legends, and circus performers unite to bring the sounds of New Orleans to Vernon!
A year after traveling to New Orleans to record two EPs, The Milk Crate Bandits are hitting the road for a double-EP tour with an international all-star cast of musicians.
Come experience a fun and energetic experience of original 1920s Era jazz, and exciting arrangements of old favourites.


Doors at 7pm
Music at 8pm Sharp!

Presale $15, Door $20

Tickets will soon be available at:
The Bean Scene
A&E Consignments

We'll make sure there's room to dance!
November 9 2017, 8:00 PM
Barenaked Ladies @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre (SOLD OUT!)
Barenaked Ladies has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support MusiCounts and putting musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them most. (
BNL have most recently done a very special collaboration with the legendary "Kings of A Capella", The Persuasions, with an album simply titled, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bare Naked Ladies and the Persuasions. It is set to be released on April 14th of this year. The album features 14 tracks with BNL's award-winning catalogue and the classic "Good Times". For more information about the gold and silver VIP packages click the link below.
$86 All Seats (Includes All Service Fees & Taxes)
Not sure if VIP tickets still available, phone only

November 10 2017, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Pro D Day Art Camp with Samantha Hesketh @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
This one day camp offers students the opportunity to explore their creativity using a variety of mediums.
Friday, November 10 9:30am - 3:30pm
Members: $50 Non Members: $65 Materials: $5
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
November 10 2017, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Pro D Toonie Skate @ Kal Tire Place 
Keep active on your day away from school. Admission: $2/skater.

November 10 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Meet the Critters @ The Okanagan Science Centre
We have some new critters at the science centre!  Come and meet some of them and learn all about our new residents. FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 10 2017, 6:00 PM
Cork & Fork @ The Italian Kitchen
The Italian Kitchen, Pretium Catering & Gray Monk Estate Winery is pleased to announce our first Wine Paired Dinner "Cork & Fork" at the Italian Kitchen hosted by Rainer Wilkins, Sommelier Gray Monk Estate Winery. This event is aimed to host a select gathering of both entry level wine drinkers and well travelled connoisseurs alike. Allow Rainer Wilkins to walk you through this 5-course dinner with the different tastes of Italy paired with the exquisite wines of Gray Monk Estate Winery.

This is a fully paired meal including;
Antipasti Odyssey White Brut 2015
Butternut Squash Zuppa Odyssey White Meritage 2013
Fire Prawns Gewurztraminer 2016
Braised Beef Short Rib Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Assorted Cheese & Dried Fruits Odyssey 3 Port Style NV
Reserve your table soon:
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or call 250-549-SHOW (7469)
November 10 2017, 7:00 PM
This is not a Metal Show, Its an Acoustic Show @ Record City
West Metal Entertainment and Record City Present: This is not a Metal Show, Its an Acoustic Show Compiled of mostly singer song writers
Times Approximate
10pm -SickVest - Heavy Mellow Acoustic Rock - (Vernon, BC)
9pm -Joe Vickers - farmer/folksinger - (Drumheller, AB)
8pm -Jonathan Vautour - Singer Song Writer - (Devon, AB)
7:30pm - Porter - 12 string acoustic - (Vernon, BC)
7pm - Jesse Valstar Project - Indi\folk - (Kelowna, BC)

Vernon BC All Ages $10 at the door
*Bring in a ticket stub from Carach Angren, Lost Society, Xul, Apollyon at Status and gain admission for $5

November 10 2017, 8:00 PM
Lindsay May @ The Match Eatery & Public House
This is a fun gig.  Live music at Match Vernon - Lindsay May plays fun covers and originals.... Playing all your favourties, all night long!

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