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What's Happening in the North Okanagan Aug 4 - 10, 2018.

Brenda Ellis

Brenda Ellis, most frequently known as Brell, is a partner, mom, grammie, friend and a REALTOR® you’ll want to connect with...

Brenda Ellis, most frequently known as Brell, is a partner, mom, grammie, friend and a REALTOR® you’ll want to connect with...

Oct 29 47 minutes read

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

August 4 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 4 2018, 8:00 AM
Norco Rad Festival @ Silver Star Bike Park
NORCO RAD FESTIVAL AT SILVERSTAR BIKE PARK
Saturday, August 4, 2018 (All day)
Norco Rider Appreciation Day
Norco Bicycles is thrilled to bring its one-of-a-kind Rider Appreciation Day to SilverStar Bike Park again this year. RADFest is Norco’s way of celebrating its devoted fans, and of giving back to the riding community. It’s also a great excuse for Norco staff and team riders alike to shred SilverStar with like-minded people!
There will be specials at the Bike Park throughout the weekend.
All Norco bicycle owners are eligible for a FREE LIFT TICKET for the Saturday of Norco RADFest weekend with the purchase of a 50% off ticket for Sunday. Show up at the Norco tent with your bike and get a coupon for this savings!
FREE tech support by World Cup mechanics
FREE flat and wheel repair
$5000 in Norco giveaways and tech support!
August 4 2018, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Muddbunnies: Silver Star Ladies Weekend @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
LADIES ONLY!

Save the Date for our fourth annual Silverstar Ladies Weekend!

Ladies come out and learn from some of the best coaches from across British Columbia! This two/three-day collaboration features one day of instruction and one-two day/s of free riding with a group of your peers and like-minded ladies.

Weekend Includes:
1 Full day of Coaching with our professional coaches from across BC (Small class size maximum 6 students per coach)
2-3 Lift tickets (Already have a season pass, select the ticket without the lift tickets)
1-2 Full day/s of free riding
Dinner and Party on Saturday night with great swag and giveaways
From Beginner to Advanced riders. from jumps to technical terrain, there will be a group for you, that will help you progress your riding skills.
Learn new skills in a friendly group atmosphere, make new riding buddies and learn from the best female coaches available.
NEW THIS YEAR - RENTAL BIKES AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNTED RATES
Refund & Cancellation Policy HERE
August 4 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 4 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Carr's Landing Art Tour 2018 @ Lake Country Wineries
Celebrating its 14th year, the Carr's Landing Art Tour will be happening on July 28 & 29, and August 4 & 5. This popular self-guided tour invites visitors to go behind the scenes to observe professional artists’ workspaces and talk directly with the artists. A perfect way to start or add to your collection, as all artworks are also for sale.

The featured artists are:

Dale Harris 12715 Pixton Rd
Laine Lowe 12959 Pixton Rd
Virginia May 16950 Coral Beach Rd
John Waite 147 Commonage Rd
Doug Alcock 340 Commonage Rd
Jennifer Wiens 16766 Carr's Landing Rd
Chris Malmkvist 16766 Carr's Landing Rd

The Artists' Studios will be open from 10:00am - 4:00pm on July 28 & 29 and August 4 & 5.

Art tour passports, including a map of all the artists’ studios, are available at local wineries, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield IDA, Lake Country Liquor Store, and UBR. There are plenty of art tour signs along the way, and passports can be picked up at any of the artists’ studios as you begin the tour.

If you collect the signatures of the seven participating artists and leave your passport at the last studio you visit, you will be entered to win a box of wines from participating wineries—50th Parallel, Gray Monk, Arrow Leaf, Ex Nihilo, Intrigue, and The Chase.

Come see wonderful art, drink excellent wine, and spend a lovely day touring beautiful Carr’s Landing.

Passports and maps are posted on also posted on Carrs Landing Art Tour or contact [email protected]
August 4 2018, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Introduction to Nature Art @ Silver Star Mountain Museum
Join artist Ginny Hall on Silver Star Mountain to learn to observe and sketch with an artist's eye. This session will take you outside to sketch some of the plants and trees that surround you. Learn some basic skills of sketching that will help you appreciate your natural surroundings in a new way.
August 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hydroelectricity @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn about how we create power using water!
Saturday August 4 from 1:00-2:00 pm
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
 
 
August 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Live! in Lake Country @ Swalwell Park
Jazz, Wine, and Artisan Marketplace by Frayed and Feathered
Talented Youth: Keala Morazain
Opening Act: Kinga trio (featuring Neville and Bernie)
Headliner:  Apollo Suns
Title Sponsor: TD
Sponsors: Pacific Coastal, Facepainting 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 4 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 4 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 4 2018, 8:00 PM
Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band @ Lorenzo's Cafe
Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band. With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

$15 cover
 

August 5 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sundae Sunday @ Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge

Ice Cream Served 10am-4pm

Our Ice Cream Sundae Sunday in July was so much fun that we have decided to do it again in August!
Join us for delicious Ice Cream Sundaes at the Refuge on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Ice Cream Sundaes with all the toppings for only $3.
Ice Cream Cones for $2.

All proceeds go to the care and comfort of our wonderful Long-Ears.
Special Thanks to Foothills Creamery for their Support of this Event.
August 5 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 5 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 6 2018, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

BC Day Celebration @ Vernon Farmers Market
Featuring entertainment from Sally Evans and Dave McBride. There will be FREE cake served by the royalty of Vernon, Queen Silver Star! Check out the Facebook page for a chance to win Market Bucks! There will also be kids activities and an alpaca display! Plus local corn, peaches, watermelon, meat, home decor, baking, wine, gifts & lots, lots more!
August 6 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 6 2018, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Yoga Retreat @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
A Yoga Mountain Retreat is for anyone interested in learning how to find peace and balance in the complexity of our fast-paced lifestyles. Enjoy five days of energizing yoga classes, mountain hikes, and tasty meals amongst the beautiful surroundings of Silver Star.

Karen Tengberg, born a Canadian, living now in Denmark is back again this summer to offer you a week of yoga love!

Highlights :
2 Yoga and Meditation sessions per day
Hearty Breakfast, your choice, at the Red Antler to make your day amazing!
Mindful Being inspirations every day
Mountain hiking
Paint by Vino and Canapes night
BBQ Canandian Salmon night, Friday
Lots of laughter, work´in out, and, work´in in together

Styles of Yoga:
Hatha Yoga
Yin/Restorative Yoga

Level:
Beginner
Intermediate
August 6 2018, 5:15 PM
On Chesil Beach @ The Towne Cinema
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.
 
 
August 6 2018, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Monday Night Open Mic! @ Record City
15 minutes of stage time!!! 3 songs or 15 minutes to show the world (our audience) your stuff!! All art forms welcomed... Spoken Word, Comedy, Magic, Dance... Whatever you would like to share!

Doors and sign up at 7:00pm with music around 7:30.

Suggested $5 donation to cover expenses and venue upgrades.
All ages always. See you there!!!
August 6 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 7 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 7 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Get Cold Blooded! Day Camp @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Get your hands dirty as we delve into the wonderful world of leaping lizards, slithery snakes and slimy salamanders! Explore our pond as we fish out baby salamanders and inspect them up close!
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 7 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Pint Sized Picasso's Art Camp | Ages 5-6 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Pint Sized Picasso's Art Camp | Ages 5-6

Our summer art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for a range of age groups. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, printmaking, collage, mixed media, and more! Each camp will hold an art exhibit for family and friends on the last day of class. Participants for Pint Sized Picasso camps need to bring snacks, drinks, and wear art appropriate clothing.

Date Options (Morning Sessions):
1. Monday to Friday, July 16 to 20 9:30am - 12:30pm (5 classes)
Members: $105 Non Members: $120

2. Tuesday to Friday, August 7 to 109:30am - 12:30pm (4 classes)
Members: $84 Non Members: $99

Our summer camps fill up fast so call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 7 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 7 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 7 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing | Ages 7-10 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Drawing for ages 7-10

Learn new techniques for drawing including shading and how to properly draw perspectives and proportions. Price includes all materials.

Tuesday, August 7 1:00pm - 4:00pm (1 class)
Members: $45 Non Members: $60

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 7 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Pint Sized Picassos Art Camp | Ages 5-6 @ 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. Participants need to bring drinks, snacks, and wear art appropriate clothing. Price includes all materials.
Youth memberships are $15 for a year and family memberships (up to 4 members) are $45 for a year. For more information, please visit: www.acno.ca/membership/
Our summer art camps fill up fast so call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Outboard Waterfront Pub
Paint & Sip at the Outboard Waterfront Pub  
Painting 'Barn Memories'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and, fun! Run your own tab at the Outboard Waterfront Pub!
August 7 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 7 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 Mondaynight 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 7 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
August Evening Arts: Guitars in the Grasslands @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Enjoy an evening of acoustic delights with duo Virgil Caine in the Grassland Theatre. Plus beverages supplied by Okanagan Springs.
Every Tuesday in August let your inner artist emerge with our new series for Adults who love art and nature! Enjoy a different event each Tuesday evening.
All proceeds raised from the events will go towards ABNC's continued delivery of youth and family-focused nature educational programming.
August 7 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 8 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 8 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Jammin' in Justice with Nice Verdes @ 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 8th is uplifting and sunny original indie world duo, Nice Verdes. Inspired by the music of the world, Cuba, Colombia. Africa, Europe and Latin America, they play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and vocals.
August 8 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Animal Kingdom Adventure @ Okanagan Science Centre
Come and learn where our critters at the science centre come from in the wild and how to classify them!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
August 8 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 8 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 8 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Royal York Golf Course
Fairways Bistro at The Royal York Golf Course, Armstrong for $40

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons, and fun. Join 123Artful for a creative night out. Run your own tab.
August 8 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 8 2018, 6:00 PM
Paint Party Bus - Tranquility and Balance On A Rainy Day @ Oyama Lake Eco Lodge
This is a *special event* located on Oyama Lake. We've turned our bus into a Paint Nite studio and would love to have you all come up and join in on the fun. Come up early and take a tour around the lake. There are 27 islands to explore and we have a variety of canoes, kayaks, pontoons, paddle boards and boats for rent. After the event we will have a communal Bonfire with hot dogs, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.
Want to drink all the drinks and not have to worry about making the trip back home? Don't worry, we have a variety of cabin and tenting options that range in amenities. Visit us at www.Oyamalake.com for more information (Cabins and tent sites book up fast so be sure to call early if you plan to stay the night! On weekends we have a 2 night min on cabins unless you are camping)
Message Shelley (Your Oyama Lake artist) with any questions at the info provided
*Please note that this event is located 25 minutes up a logging road from the town of Oyama. The road is bumpy and we recommend having a 4x4 vehicle (I have seen an Audi, smart car and a BMW make it up, but not recommended)
August 8 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 9 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 9 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wheel Throwing for Teens | Ages 14+ @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Through demonstration and one on one instruction, learn how to throw simple forms on the wheel. All finished pieces will be fired in the kiln and available for pick up at a later date. Price includes all materials.
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today.
August 9 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 9 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 9 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Painting | Ages 7-11 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Painting for ages 7-10

Come ready to get messy in this afternoon painting class! Experiment with different techniques and styles to create beautiful works of art. Price includes all materials.

Thursday, August 9 1:00pm - 4:00pm (1 class)
Members: $50 Non Members: $65

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
August 9 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 9 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Butterflies @ Okanagan Science Centre
Come learn about butterflies and make your own butterfly feeder!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
August 9 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 9 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 9 2018, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
FestiKAL @ Okanagan College 
Lukas Erickson, Austin Lane Ridley, Holly Stein and Andrew Stein will be participating in Dancing with the Vernon Stars 2018 and are hosting this spectacular event to raise money for NOHS - North Okanagan Hospice Society.

Come join us for some incredible live music at Okanagan College! We are beyond excited to present Michael Bernard Fitzgerald from Calgary and Fernando Huerta Gonzalez from Puerto Vallarta in our festival themed night under the Vernon Stars. Bring a blanket and some comfy chairs and relax on the hillside overlooking beautiful Kalamalka Lake.

* * * * * * PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 19+ EVENT * * * * * *

Tickets are $40.00 each and include 1-complimentary drink and a few delicious hand-passed applies. There will be charcuterie baskets and fresh baked pizza's for available for purchase along with wine and beer with all proceeds going to NOHS. There is an ATM on site but please remember cash for additional food and tickets for the bar. All drinks will be $5.00 each.

Alongside the music we will have Jeremy Henrickson aka Art of JPH doing a LIVE painting that will be auctioned off during the evening. Our great friends at Valley Auction Ltd. will be conducting the live auction with the grand master Donald Raffan catching all the bids. We have tons of great live and silent auction items available.

Please come join us on Thursday August 9th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at Okanagan College in Vernon. Tickets are limited so act fast!! To purchase tickets please go to Noir Salon and Boutique (cash only) or e-transfer to [email protected] with password being FestiKal.

We can't wait to dance the night away with all of you!
August 9 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 9th | The Keys
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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 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 10 2018, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magic Mud @ Okanagan Science Centre
Is a liquid?  Is it a solid?  Join us as we discover the wonders of magic mud!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
 
 
August 10 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 10 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

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 10 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 10 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 10 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 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:Please note that unfortunately, the Caetani Centre is not fully wheelchair accessible yet, and does not have wheelchair accessible restrooms.
August 10 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 10 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mile High Wine Festival Dinner "A Taste of Lake Country" @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Friday Night; A Taste of Lake Country

Celebrating Local wines with Local cuisine. This incredible meal is not to be missed as it will feature two of Lake Countries finest wineries, Ex Nihilo Vineyards and 50th Parallel Estate Winery, as SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Executive Chef Scott Sanderson pairs with locally sourced ingredients from the farmers he has met first hand.

The Details
Date: Friday, August 10
Cost: $115 plus tax & gratuity
Location: The Den Bar & Bistro
Time: 7:00pm doors open, 7:30pm dinner
August 10 2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 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 10 2018, 8:00 PM
Chase The Bear @ Lorenzo's Cafe
"organic. unforced. focused." Inspired by the greatest music of the past century, chase the bear draws inspiration anywhere from the harmonious pop-sensibilities of The Beatles, to the hard-hitting groove of Led Zeppelin, and various elements of funk, soul, and modern rock. Since their inception in July 2017, they've toured throughout B.C. and got the opportunity to showcase in front of the B.C. Touring Council, who enthusiastically commented,
“The fresh-faced Chase the Bear members rocked us with their performance ... for such a young act, they delivered with professionalism and passion”

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