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What's Happening? Oct.7 - 13, 2017

 Happy Thanksgiving Long Weekend from the guys and gals at Chris Holm and Associates.

Wondering What's Happening in the community this week? Go with those who know!

 As always a plethora of activities for young and old alike, for families, singles, gals and guys, art and music lovers, sports fans, shoppers deals and even more! Pretty much something for everyone in and around Vernon and the North Okanagan - and we are happy to show you what we know about what's happening!

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


October 7 2017, 

Shop Local Day @ the Downtown Vernon Association9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Shopping Local brings big benefits to your community and our businesses want to thank you for supporting local businesses. Come downtown on Shop Local Days to take advantage of a downtown wide customer appreciation celebration! 2017 Shop Local Days: Saturday March 4th - Saturday May 6th - Saturday October 7th - Saturday December 2nd

October 7 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Lumby Public Market @ Whitevalley Community Park
The Lumby Public Market is a seasonal Market that features owner-operated stalls and/or “day tables”. As a Public Market, we provide a showcase for local and area agricultural producers as well as artisans, crafters, musicians, home-based businesses and local entrepreneurs. It celebrates Lumby and area’s unique character and culture while serving its everyday shopping needs.

October 7 2017, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Downtown Vernon Association: Love the Local Customer Appreciation Day @ Downtown Vernon 
Supporting LOCAL brings big benefits to your community and our businesses want to thank you for supporting local businesses. Come downtown on our Customer Appreciation Days to take advantage of a downtown wide customer appreciation celebration! Deals, Contests & Giveaways at over 25 participating businesses!
Check out our website for more information and to see which businesses are participating on October 7th!
FREE PARKING on Saturday, October 7th for Shop Local Day!

October 7 2017, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Johnny Popper Farm Tours @ Davison Orchards
See for yourself how your food is grown!
Taking a ride through the farm on "Johnny Popper Train" is a fun, interactive way for you to experience our working farm.
Something new to discover in every season on the farm. The tour takes you by apple trees, plum trees and peach trees as well as tomatoes, peppers, corn, pumpkins and more. A traditional tour involves one stop where one of our farmers will show you the fields and the orchards and you can see, touch, smell (and sometimes even taste!) one of our in-season crops. The focus of the tour changes as the seasons do, but all year long our Farm Tours are a chance to have some fun while you learn the story behind your food.
Fun for all ages
Our tours have been designed with families in mind. Kids love to ride in the tractor drawn "train" made of apple bins. Parents appreciate the covered, padded seating and the fact that the kids and adults alike learn something new about their food and how it's grown.
Ticket Prices are $6 for adults (13 yrs and older), and $4 for children (2-12 yrs) and do not need to be reserved in advance - just come on up, buy a ticket, and enjoy your tour! We do recommend that groups reserve in advance to ensure enough seating is available on the tour.

October 7 2017, 10:45 AM to 9:00 PM

Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen: WIND RIVER – 110 MIN
Showing 2:15PM
Rated PG
Showing 5:00PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen: WIND RIVER – 110 MIN
Showing 7:00PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated 18A
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD – 119 MIN
Showing 9:00PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated 14A
THE BOOK OF HENRY Showing 5:15 & 7:45PM
Advance tickets on sale at the Bean Scene & Towne Cinema Box Office

October 7 2017, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Family Daze in the Corn Maze @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Bring the whole family for great fall activities at the O’Keefe Ranch. A brand new maze will be open and it's guaranteed to entertain with plenty of twists and turns and spooky scenes around every corner. Some of the historic buildings will be open and decorated and the General Store will be selling good ol’ fashioned Halloween candy. Kids can enjoy a run through the maze, try a pony or tractor ride, take part in an art activity, or a climb in the giant spider web. Grab a snack at one of the food trucks available to keep your energy going all day long! The cost is $10 per person or $30 for a family (up to 5 people).
This is a family friendly event – the corn maze is spooky but it does not have live actors, and the seasonal décor in the buildings is suitable for children to explore.

October 7 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Thanksgiving Celebration @ The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge


Join us as we celebrate the beautiful colours of Fall at the Refuge.  Saturday we welcome visitors to join us for hot chocolate, tasty treats and, of course, snuggles with the donkeys who should be sporting their stylish winter coats. Kiki and Rob plan to demonstrate Kiki’s cart and ground training. Bring your family and friends out to meet the long-ears and hear the latest donkey stories and news.
Free Admission All Day.  Donation boxes will be available should you wish to contribute toward the care of the donkeys.

October 7 2017, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hand Picked Okanagan Exhibit @ Headbones Gallery 
With a wide variety of exceptional artists contributing to this exhibit, together bringing to light the multifarious social and cultural landscape, raised here in the Okanagan.
Hand Picked Okanagan runs Aug 2nd to Oct 15th at Headbones Gallery.
The Gallery is open noon -6pm Tues-Saturday

October 7 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Microscopes @ Okanagan Science Centre
Take a peek at the microscopic world around us!

FREE for members; included with regular admission for non-members

October 7 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Planetarium Show @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join in for stories about the night sky with the planetarium show.

FREE for members, included with regular admission for non-members

October 7 2017, 6:00 PM

BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Penticton Vees @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!

October 7 2017, 8:00 PM

Darlene Ketchum Quintet @ The Vernon Jazz Club
These Vancouver jazz pros are not to be missed. Vocalist Darlene Ketchum sings Jazz, Soul, Funk, and R&B. As a composer, the vocal freedom of jazz, combined with the rich chords and funky laid-back groove, inspire her songs.
Doors open at 7:15 PM. CASH ONLY BAR ON SITE. Tickets $20 online at www.vernonjazz.com 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).

October 7 2017, 8:00 PM

Music @ Match Eatery and Public House
Jeff Piatelli
October 6 & 7 at 8PM
UFC 216: Ferguson vs Lee
October 7 at 7PM
Lindsay May
October 13 & 14 at 8PM
Ari Neufeld
October 20 & 21 at 8PM
Jon & Kira
October 27 & 28 at 8PM

October 7 2017, 9:00 PM

Retro Night @ Status Night Club 
You asked for it and now Retro Night is BACK! with the two Nite Magic DJ'S Udo and Bryan...Playing all the hits from the late 80's and the 90's and some of your current favs....

October 7 2017, 9:15 PM

Junk Yard Dawgs @ The Green Pub
The Green Pub will be hosting the classic Rock sounds of Junkyard Dogs. Come and enjoy some good music and a few twirls on the dance floor! No cover charge.

October 8 2017, 

Armstrong Demolition Derby @ Armstrong Fairgrounds10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Come watch vehicles get bent on Sunday, October 8th! There will be over $900 in prizes to be won. Gates open at 10am, derby starts at 11:30am until 5pm

October 8 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Donkey Demonstrations @ Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge
Our donkeys demonstrate their unique abilities.  Bring your family and friends out to meet the long-ears.  Kiki will be demonstrating his cart and ground training.
Food Concession.
Free Admission All Day.

October 8 2017, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Pumpkin Swim @ Greater Vernon Recreation
Join in for the fun pumkin swim. The admission is going to be by donation to the Food Bank.
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PC: Greater Vernon Recreation

October 9 2017, 

Thanksgiving Day / Harvest Fest @ The Vernon Farmers Market8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Take in the Weird & Wonderful Produce Contest and vote for a chance to win “Market Bucks”
Also, musical Guests, Barefoot Caravan, FREE Coloring and Squash decorating booth, Alpaca Display with real alpacas , plus everything you LOVE about the Market! Fresh Fruits & Veggies, Artisan Wares, Cheese, Wine, Delicious Baking, and more!

October 9 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Vernon Farmer's Market @ Kal Tire Place



8:00 AM - 1:00PM

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


3445 43rd. Ave.

Make It A Fresh Day!

October 9 2017, 9:30 AM

5th Annual Great Pumpkin Run and Walk @ Armstrong Fairgrounds

Register today for the 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Run and Walk taking place in Armstrong on Thanksgiving Monday. The event objective is to encourage physical activity while raising funds for the Armstrong Food Bank and the Brown Bag Program. There will be an 8km and 5km run, as well as a Canada 150 Trivia Hunt. There will also be prizes for the best costumes so don’t forget to dress up! Advance registration available online or at the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. Final registration available on October 9th at 9am, event starts at 9:30am sharp.


October 9 2017, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Thanksgiving Skate @ Kal Tire Place
Join in for a spcial skate at Kal Tire Place on Thanksgiving day! The admission will be $2/skater.

October 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

5th Annual Pumpkin Walk and Run @ The Armstrong IPE Fairgrounds
5 & 8 KM run
2.5 & 5 KM walk. Trivia hunt optional on the walks!

October 7th, Thanksgiving Monday on the IPE grounds

Register by September 17 for a free shirt.
Costumes, prizes, snacks and drinks.
Run and Walk starts at 10 am

This run/ walk is in support of Armstrong Food Bank, Brown Lunch Bag Program, and the 2018 Pumpkin Run and Walk.


Adult $15.00
Youth (under 17) $5

For more info please call or email the contact information provided.

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PC: Armstrong100

October 9 2017, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Write Speak: Spoken Word Workshops for Girls (Ages 14 – 18) @ The Caetani Centre
$125.00 for 4 sessions.
Explore the history of spoken word, make a poem, and perform it in a supportive environment in this series of 4 workshops. We will experiment with our breath and our bodies to deliver words that say what we mean.

October 10 2017, 

Traveling Oak Table Sessions for Women with Lorna Tureski @ The Caetani Centre  10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
$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.

October 10 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

October 10 2017, 7:30 PM

An Evening with the Rat Pack @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$54 All Seats
» Buy Tickets Online Now! «
or call 250-549-SHOW (7469)
 Don't miss this fun-filled evening of good music, good fun and tom-foolery with Andy DiMino as Dean... Lambus Dean as Sammy and Gary Anthony as Frank... portrayed exactly like the originators did in so many years ago.

For More Info and Video go to the link below

An Evening with the Rat Pack

October 11 2017, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Live Music @ Record City 
James & the North Shore and Dirty Luke come through Vernon on their way back from their cross-Canada tour.

Rock n roll hoodlums play makeout songs for the bummed out

DIRTY LUKE (Vancouver)
Old school finger pickin folk singer/songwriter


$10 at the door
Doors at 7, Music at 8

October 12 2017, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Howard Brown Retrospective Opening Night @ Gallery Vertigo
Long time artist member and supporter Howard Brown delights us with his 'Retrospective' for the month of October! Howard has been a Gallery Vertigo member as well as a member of the Enderby Courtyard Gallery for many years and his 3 dimensional images and poetry writings are always a pleasure to study.

Join us for the Opening Night Reception on Thursday October 12, from 6:30 -9pm. Free to the public (by donation) with light refreshments - good times! Come say hi and meet the artist. Bring a friend!

October 13 2017, 11:00 AM

Movies at the Galaxy Cinemas @ Polson Place Mall
With new releases every week and family favourites running every Saturday at 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas will keep you up to date on all things movie related.
Check online for details on current movies, showtimes and availability.

October 13 2017, 7:00 PM

BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Nanaimo Clippers @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!

October 13 2017, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Day Trippers : A Beatles Tribute @ The Creekside Theatre
Day Trippers
A Beatles Tribute

Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017
Show time: 7:30pm
Ticket Price: $29.00 (including all fees and charges)

The Day Trippers are a Vancouver based Beatles tribute band that transport you back to the touring days of the early 1960s. The band embodies the exuberance of the early 1960’s spirit that the Beatles brought to the stage. Inspired by the mod culture and a love of blues and pop music, The Day Trippers deliver the incredible music of The Beatles at their energetic peak!
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PC: Creekside Theatre

October 13 2017, 7:30 PM

Shay Kuebler's @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$30 Adult
$27 Senior
$25 Student

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents Shay Kuebler's production of Telemetry at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm. Telemetry is the first show in the Society's 2017/18 Dance Series.

Shay Kuebler (Karoshi, Glory) returns to Vernon with raw acrobatic language pollinated by interactive jazz, swing, tap dance and house music. In true Kuebler style, Telemetry blends together tap, theatricality and martial arts to explore how the body translates sound and energy into a purely physical form. Using interactive lighting, video and music, the human body becomes a satellite transmitting signals that inform what happens on stage.

Partly created right here at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre during his residency in January 2017, Kuebler brings the finished piece back to our stage with glowing reviews from its recent performances at the 2017 Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver and the Danse Danse Season at Place Des Arts, Montreal.

Telemetry will feature renowned tap dancer Daniel Nielsen, one of Canada's brightest rising tap talents and a hit on international stages. Surrounded by Kuebler and his ensemble, Nielsen is the control tower guiding the ebb and flow of movement, lighting and sound throughout this interactive dance experience.

PC: Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

October 13 2017, 9:00 PM to 11:55 PM

Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Join us for the last Family Astronomy Night of the year!

Local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will gather at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and guide our journey through the sky.

On this night we'll get the exciting event of the Comet C/2017 O1 ASAS-SN! It's never easy to predict exactly how bright a comet will be.
Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support Allan Brooks Nature Centre.
Event is outside and weather dependant, plus dress appropriately

Thank you, and have a great week out and about in the local community!  


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