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

April 21 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Pen & Ink Illustration @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION with David Macri
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Explore illustration styles, developing ideas, composition, planning, and mark-making using pen and ink. Students will complete at least one large ink drawing and several smaller drawings during the course of the class. Through application and discussion, students will develop an understanding of the elements and principals of drawing. This class is for people who have some experience drawing but want to take it further.

Supplies Needed: Basic 8×11 sketchbook (preferably with a bit of texture/tooth, acid free and not too thin), 2-3 pieces of large/poster size/good quality paper, 2 (or more) black pens (Gelly Roll are good), fountain pen (various nibs), small paintbrush, bottle of ink and pencils.

Saturdays, April 14 to May 12 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (5 classes)
Members: $145 Non-Members: $160
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 21 2018, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Abstract Collagraph Printing @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Abstract Collagraph Printing with Gale Woodhouse
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Using a collage of materials students will make a 'printing plate' and then use that plate to create abstract prints using a printing press. Students will follow the print design process and produce up to 4 small prints to continue to work on after class is finished. The course will qualify you to use the printing press on a drop in basis. Price includes all materials.

Saturday, April 21 9:30am - 3:30pm *please note there has been a date change
Members: $109 Non Members: $124

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today! For more info on membership, please visit this website link
April 21 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lumby Indoor Artisan Market @ The Lumby United Church
Free samples, games, kids circle at 11 am, live music at 1 pm

Arts and Crafts Market, Artisan Market, Vintage Items, Second-hand Clothing
Concession: Coffee, tea, hot dogs, soup, cookies, butter tarts
11 am each Saturday- Kids Activity (story time, puppet show, etc.)
Free cup of coffee and a bowl of soup for Vendors each Saturday. Vendors Fee $10 for drop-in, contact us to be approved as a Vendor.
$7.40 a market for 2017/2018 season ($192 for 26 Saturdays) please note no market on Nov. 11 and Dec.30, 2017.

Grand Opening October 21, 2017, 10 am-3 pm.
April 21 2018, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Vernon Spring Home Show 2018 @ Vernon Curling Club
Vernon Spring Home Show 2018
Renovate - Decorate - Landscape!
FREE ADMISSION!
Saturday April 21 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday April 22 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Are you considering renovating, re-decorating, landscaping or just need some inspiration? You'll have a chance to talk to local experts about your ideas for decorating, re-modelling, kitchen and bathroom improvements, as well as heating/cooling needs, windows and more!
Our experts want to hear your ideas and help you find solutions to assist you with all of your home improvement needs.
 
April 21 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The Social Life of Water in the Okanagan Valley @ The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Visit the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA) to view the newest traveling exhibit, The Social Life of Water. The exhibit explores fundamental relationships with water throughout the Okanagan Valley and was created through the collaboration of a team of indigenous and non-indigenous partners. Through art, audio, visual media, and storytelling the exhibit examines our relationship with water in the past, present and future, inviting participants to imagine how we might have a more responsible relationship with our water.
The Social Life of Water exhibit is open to the public from March 10th to May 12th, 2018Tuesday - Saturday. Regular admission fees apply, however, admission is free to members. For more information call 250-542-3142 or visit www.vernonmuseum.ca. The Social Life of Water exhibit is generously sponsored by the Regional District of the North Okanagan.
April 21 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Family Art Series @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Join us on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Vernon Community Arts Centre for a fun and family-friendly art project!
VCAC’s Family Art Series is a collection of different art projects designed for the whole family! Each month is a new project with costs ranging between $5 – $7 per person making a project. The suggested age for participation in these projects is 4+.
Call or e-mail the contact information provided for more info.
April 21 2018, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
Vernon Towne Cinema Movie Information
The Vernon Towne Cinema
 
SAT & SUN MATINEES
Paddington 2 – 104 Min Showing 11:15 AMRated G
Tomb Raider – 118 Min Showing 1:00 PM Rated PG
Peter Rabbit – 95 Min Showing 3:15 PM Rated G
 
EVENING SHOWS – EXCEPT Monday,Wednesday &Thursday
Paul, Apostle of Christ – 108 Min Rated PG
Showing 5:00 PM EXCEPT Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Rated PG
I Can Only Imagine – 111 Min Rated PG
Showing 7:00 PM EXCEPT Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Rated PG
Tomb Raider – 118 Min Rated PG
Showing 9:00 PM EXCEPT Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Rated PG
 
 
April 21 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Book Binding Creative Workshop @ The Leap Art Supplies & Gallery
Coptic Stitch Binding Workshop
Cost: 65.00 plus GST
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER! 250-545-0403
Create A Beautiful Keepsake - Hand Stitched by you
In this workshop, you will learn to create a book with a visible spine stitch and a hardback cover. You will learn the technique behind the Coptic spine stitch which resembles a chain stitch as used in embroidery and creates a book that has each page opening perfectly flat. The entire book is sewn together using only one piece of thread which creates a beautiful continuous loop pattern across the pages. Each student will leave with one completed book and an instructions sheet.

Coptic books are ideal for visual diaries, photo albums and a host of other applications – they also make perfect gifts!
April 21 2018, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
TLC Taste Lake Country @ The Scenic Sip Route
Need some TLC? Four years in a row this event has sold out so we decided to make it 2 days!!

Indulge yourself and visit Lake Country's eight SCENIC SIP wineries for an unforgettable food & wine experience.

"Taste Lake Country" showcases the diverse wines of the region paired with culinary bites at each winery.

Choose either Saturday or Sunday to attend this very popular annual Lake Country event. Saturday April 21 or Sunday April 22, 2018, 11am - 5pm ~~ $35+GST per day*.

Bonus: Ticket holders have the chance to enter our TLC draw to win a mixed case of wine valued at $350.

Available NOW at participating wineries:
- The Chase Wines
- Arrowleaf Cellars
- Intrigue Wines
- 50th Parallel Estate
- Ex Nihilo Vineyards
- Gray Monk Estate Winery
- Ancient Hill Estate Winery
- Blind Tiger Vineyards

*Tickets are for one day and are non-refundable.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

April 21 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pouring Jug @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
POURING JUG with Karen Palmer at the Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: All Levels

During day one of this workshop students will use slab construction to sculpt a decorative pouring jug. You will return on day two to glaze your jug. Students should bring an apron and an old bath towel. Price includes all other materials and use of tools but you are welcome to bring your own texturing and clay tools if you have them.
Saturday, April 21 12:00pm - 4:00pm & Saturday, May 5 12:00pm - 1:00pm (2 classes)

Members: $67 Non-Members: $82
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 21 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Earth Day Activities @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us for Earth Day activities and information!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
April 21 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
April 21 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fundamentals of Drawing | Ages 8-12 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Fundamentals of Drawing | Ages 8-12 with David Macri
Level: Beginner

Learn the core elements of drawing and develop the tools needed to make beautiful and interesting drawings. Working with pen, pencil, and charcoal, students will explore a range of styles and approaches. Get the fundamentals down and use them to draw from life and photo references. Price includes all materials.

Saturdays, April 14 to May 12 1:30pm - 3:30pm (5 classes)
Members: $110 Non Members: $125

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 21 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Homestead Studio
Painting 'The Old Wagonwheel'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons, and fun! Homestead Studio serves coffee, tea, and treats (included!)

Join 123Artful for a creative afternoon.
April 21 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
April 21 2018, 5:00 PM
JCI Gala & Charity Auction "A Phantom's Masquerade" @ The Vernon Lodge
Tickets are $95 per Adult
Includes all fees and tax
Join us for the 2018 JCI Gala & Charity Auction-"A Phantom's Masquerade."
The evening will include a fabulous 3-course meal, dancing, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and a few surprises along the way.
This event will help us support our mission of giving back to our community. With your donations, we'll be able to provide support to important local organizations that assist those in need.
All we ask of you is that you purchase your tickets early before this event is sold out!

**Suggested Dress: Black tie/Formal Gown attire is optional, and masks are highly encouraged**
Entertainment: Feet First Band
For Ticket inquiries please contact Michael Isobe at [email protected] 
April 21 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bitcoin and Crypto-Currency Meetup @ Bean To Cup Coffee
Learn about Bitcoin and get past the media hype. Setup your own wallet and a paper wallet and understand security. Which currencies are safe and find resources
No Charge, No Selling
Bring a Smartphone or Laptop!
if you want hands-on experience!
April 21 2018, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Armonia Live with Jacob Soucy @ Record City
Our band is coming to a bitter-sweet end within the next months. If you haven't already seen Armonia live, you are seriously missing out! Accomplished, musically trained trumpet player Jacob Soucy will also be joining us for several songs! Come and support your local live music!

All Ages as Always
Tickets are $10 at the Door, Doors open at 7 pm and the Music starts at 8 pm!
April 21 2018, 8:00 PM
Darkstone @ Lorenzo's Cafe
DARKSTONE ~ ROCK!
Powerhouse rock with a gritty blues edge is what makes Dark Stone a vibrant new band on the Vancouver music scene. Uniquely original, Dark Stone has managed to blend classic hard rock with metal and blues.
The result is searing guitar runs from Jason Mintenko, pulsing tight rhythms
from bassist Kato Von Essen and skin pounding drums from Stefan G, rounded out with raw edgy vocals from both the brothers Matthew and Jason Mintenko. Lyrically their music reflects having fun, life's challenges, second chances, and redemption.
$10 cover
April 21 2018, 8:00 PM
Live Music @ Match Eatery and Public House
APR. 6 & 7 - Jeff Piatelli & Co
APR. 13 & 14 - Noble Crew
APR. 20 & 21 - Dave Coalmine Band
APR. 27 & 28 - The Decoys
April 21 2018, 8:00 PM
Major Mambo @ The Vernon Jazz Club
Known throughout the Okanagan Valley for performing at the finest night clubs, hotels, wineries, golf clubs, festivals and theatres, Major Mambo will be serving up smouldering hot songs, showcasing the rhythmic grooves of salsa, mambo, cha-cha-chá, bolero, bossa nova, samba, and Latin jazz.
Featuring Trish Dalgleish (piano, vocals), Maggie Ponzo Cotton (vocals, percussion), Stephen Buck (bass, vocals), and TrevorSalloum (percussion, vocals).
April 21 2018, 8:00 PM
Comedy Night @ The Green Pub
Comedy Night featuring, Sean Thompson, Cody Wood and Kyle Patan Friday April 21st at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advanced and $15 at the door.

April 21 2018, 9:30 PM
Timbre Wolves @ The Green Pub
The Timbre Wolves are coming to the Green Pub here in Vernon! Named best party band in the Okanagan so you can party with them all night Friday & Saturday!The show starts at 9:30 pm!

April 21 2018, 10:00 PM

Marcis Beach Live @ The Kal 
Legion Music Group - LGNHQ and The Kal present... Marci's Beach

2 parts Led Zeppelin, 2 parts Royal Blood, 1 part Primus -
Marci's Beach consists of three devilishly charming whippersnappers from Kelowna who have spent countless hours in the laboratory infusing rock and roll with the feeling of doing donuts in outer space, shotgunning beer, and morbidly obese coitus. Our original tunes are made out of 100% fat riffage that take a twist onto the strange and wild side to keep a crowd rocking while their brains melt.
Their goals are world domination and/or fun times and our sound can be described as good old fashioned rock and roll with a twist of prog and a hint of stankiness. https://www.facebook.com/MarcisBeach/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/FrequencyWinery/videos/1875114959183765
April 22 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ROCK YOUR LIFE for Youth Vernon @ Boys & Girls Club of Vernon
WELCOME TO ROCK YOUR LIFE for Youth One Day Confidence Workshop.

Visit: http://www.passionigniter.ca/youthleadershipvernon

Help your child learn confidence & resilience via our 3 pillar ROCK YOUR LIFE Leadership Training Program. This unique leadership training system includes engaging and interactive activities built on the teachings around 3 very important LifeTools:

CURIOSITY
Develop a positive sense-of self (who I am, what makes me unique)

COURAGE
Develop skills of nurturing healthy friendships and self-expression.

CONFIDENCE
Strategies to connect with their passion and ways to explore it.

This full day program offers your child the opportunity to:
+ Develop their sense-of self (who I am, what makes me unique)
+ Practice confidence in communication
+ Develop understanding as to what friendship means to them
+ Learn tools for listening to inner-voice (intuition)
+ Strategies to connect with their passion and ways to explore it
+ Social Media awareness....what and why are they sharing?
+ How to contribute to the community

Early Bird Registration is $97 per student. After April 10th regular registration will be $127. Includes snacks and supplies.

April 22 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Earth Day @ Planet Bee and Honeymoon Meadery
Join us this Earth Day for everything needed to ensure your garden is Bee-Friendly this year!

We are proud to be partnering with The Flower Spot who will have a representative on site selling bee loving annuals and perennials for your home.

Discounts on Mason beehives, beekeeping, and bee-friendly gardening books. Purchase your local raw honey, as well as bee-friendly seeds and herbs from Planet Bee... *PLUS* a portion of all sales, will be donated to Friends of the Earth 'The Bee Cause' working hard to raise awareness and combat the honeybee health problem.

A family-friendly, no charge event where everyone is welcome.
April 22 2018, 12:00 PM
8th Annual Rock 4 Care 12 Bands For 12 Hours @ The Longhorn Pub
SUNDAY APRIL 22 from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight The Longhorn Pub & Wheelhouse Band Host the 8th Annual Rock For Care with 12 Bands for 12 Hours! All proceeds to The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Children's Ward. Admission is By Donation, Silent Auction 50/50 Draws and Much More! Come and Enjoy 12 Hours of Live Music and Support a Great Cause! We are still collecting items for the silent auction, if you or someone you know would like to donate an item it would be greatly appreciated. Every bit helps to raise money for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. You can drop it by the pub or contact the pub at the information provided. Cheers! All of the bands are listed on the poster:
Starting at NOON
12 pm Mel & The Men
1 pm The Marv Machura Band
2 pm Black Cat Soul
3 pm Whiskey Dick
4 pm Junk Yard Dawgs
5 pm Mabel Lickers
6 pm The Wheely Nawties
7 pm The Noble Crew
8 pm The Keys
9 pm Five Knuckle Shuffle
10 pm The Bagdaddies
11 pm Spirit Born
April 22 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
April 22 2018, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Live Music Jam @ The Longhorn Pub
Sunday LIVE MUSIC JAM with your Host John Noseworthy of The Noble Crew! Open Jam Welcoming ALL Musicians and Singers in the Valley and Beyond! Sign up is at 4 PM Beef Dip & Fries $9.95 All Day 2 for 1 Appies* from 3 to 6 pm. Come down and play some songs, Dance, or just relax and enjoy the show!!

April 23 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!

April 23 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The Society for Open Learning and Discussion @ The People Place
April 23rd
Samantha Plovie will present "Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology"
April 30th 
Part One: Jane Weixl will explain "Electoral Reform,Proportional Representation"
Part Two: Don Louis will talk about "Abandoned Ordnance on Local Lands"
April 23 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The Society for Open Learning and Discussion @ The People Place
This week, Berk will present a video about the Pet Food Industry folled by discussion of the topic by members. Everyone is welcome! Come and see what we are about!
April 23 2018, 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]
April 23 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 7-11 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
April Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 7-11 with Samantha Hesketh

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to offer classes designed for homeschool students ages 7-11! Classes have been carefully crafted to meet the curriculum guidelines for arts education in BC and cover a wide variety of art mediums including painting, drawing, and clay. The spring session runs Mondays, April 2 to 30 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Sign up for one or sign up for them all!

Members: $35/class Non Members: $50/class + applicable taxes

April 2: Printmaking
Learn about printmaking and experiment with making your very own one of a kind prints!

April 9: Clay Tile
Learn about hand building with clay while making your own unique tile to hang on a wall.

April 23: Abstraction
Learn the basic ins and outs of abstract art and then create your own works in this unique style.

April 30: Drawing Portraits
Practice how to draw people while learning how to map out the face and use proper shading in your drawings.

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
If you have any questions or are interested in homeschool classes outside the 7-11 age range, please contact Samantha at [email protected]

April 23 2018, 5:15 PM
Vernon Film Society Presents: The Party @ Vernon Towne Theatre
In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall),seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.
Our 1st showing will be at 5:15 pm
Our 2nd showing will be at 7:45 pm
All seats - $7.00 (Cash only) There is a bank machine in the lobby for your convenience. Advance tickets are available at the BEAN SCENE Coffee House and the theatre, one week prior to each film
Note: Please remember that these tickets do not guarantee admission in case of a sell out! Please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
REMEMBER: We only print 100 advance tickets for each showing, so if they run out, it does not mean there are no seats left!! The theatre seats over 400 people.
April 23 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Yoga Meditation & Vegan Dinner @ The Knox Presbyterian Church
This is a free Yoga Meditation event with a complimentary vegan dinner being served. This event is held by the Bhakti Yoga, serving the Okanagan for over 10 years! No registration required it is drop-in! A $5 dollar donation is accepted but not expected.
April 23 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Longhorn's Pub 
CA$40.00
 
The Longhorn Pub, Vernon
 
$40 includes all paint materials, aprons, and fun! Run your own tab.
Painting "Butterfly"
April 23 2018, 7:00 PM
Elvis & Guests 2018 Tour @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Introducing a tribute show you do not want miss. Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Alan Jackson all together on one stage! Backed by the Kelso Entertainment show band. This dynamic show playing all the great hits from each artist will wow the crowd and make you dance in your seat.
$45 All Seats

April 23 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
April 24 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Open Class @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
OPEN CLASS with Tina Siddiqui
Level: All Levels

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, please contact the instructor through the Arts Centre.

Tuesdays, April 3 to 24 9:30am - 12:30pm (4 classes)
Members: $170 Non Members: $185

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
For membership information, please visit http://acno.ca/membership/
April 24 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Intro to Wheel Throwing @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Wheel Throwing with Laurel Fredin (8 classes)
Level: Beginner

This class is for those looking to learn the basics of working on the wheel. During your eight weeks, you will learn the steps that go into creating finished pieces like mugs, vases, and bowls. Weekly demonstrations will keep you motivated, and be sure to bring your sense of humor! The class includes 8 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Students should leave all rings, watches, bracelets etc. at home and wear clothing appropriate to getting muddy. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring an apron and an old bath towel. Price includes 1 bag of M340 clay, all other materials and the use of tools. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.

Tuesdays, April 3 to May 22 9:30am-12: 30 pm (8 classes)

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
For more information on memberships, visit http://acno.ca/membership/
April 24 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Acrylic Painting for Beginners @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS with Gabrielle Strong
Level: Beginner

This class will offer a glimpse into the world of acrylic painting at an entry level. Throughout the duration of the course, students will learn an overview of how to use acrylic paints as well as a variety of methods and subjects to apply it to. This class is for anyone who wants to learn about acrylic painting in a fun and relaxed environment. Students should bring a sketchbook and apron. Price includes all other materials.

Tuesdays, April 10 to May 1 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Members: $205 Non Members: $220

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today! For more info on membership, please visit http://acno.ca/membership/
April 24 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
April 24 2018, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Oil Painting | Ages 15-18 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
OIL PAINTING | Ages 15-18 with Samantha Hesketh
Level: Beginner

Learn how to create your own works of art using oil paints! This 4 week class will cover the basics of painting with oils and teach you what you need to know to continue working with this fun and addicting medium. Price includes all materials.

Tuesdays, April 10 to May 1 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Members: $125 Non Members: $140

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 24 2018, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Young Innovators STEM Course @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Aspiring Makers unite! Over the course of the 4-month term, students will develop skills in electronics, robotics, and coding via a wide range of fun and innovative projects. Read more detailed information about this course at: http://www.okanaganii.com/courses.html 
- Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend!
- The course runs Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:30 pm
- Ideal for ages 8-11
April 24 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Basics of Clay @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
BASICS OF CLAY with Karen Palmer (6 classes)
Level: Beginner

A wheel throwing and hand building class for beginners and those wanting to become proficient on the wheel. This class will explore many functional forms as well as teach the basics that go into creating finished pieces. We will focus on individual challenges as you throw and hand build various forms. Fee includes 6 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Please leave rings, watches, and bracelets at home and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a clay class. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring an apron and an old bath towel. Price includes 1 bag of M340 clay, all other materials and the use of tools. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.

Tuesdays, April 3 to May 8 5:30pm-8: 30 pm (6 classes)

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
For more information on memberships, please visit http://acno.ca/membership/
April 24 2018, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Beginners Yoga Series @ Vernon Active Health Clinic
Are you ready for yoga? If you have been wanting to try yoga, no matter the reason, all you need is that desire to try it. But "I can't touch my toes?" No problem, yoga will loosen you up. "I am too weak" No problem guess what yoga will build your strength and at your own pace.
 
So the answer is YES your ready for yoga. This series is a great way to start your yoga practice. This 4-week series is designed to teach students and fundamentals of yoga and provides a safe and engaging learning environment. You will learn yogic breath, yoga postures, and relaxation techniques.

You will learn breathing with movement, Sun salutations A & B, warrior series balancing series and seated poses.

Investment $60
Or stay after class for our 4 healthy habits series 7-8pm $100 for all 8 classes!
April 24 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Art History Evening Classes @ Leap Art Supplies & Gallery
Please call the phone number provided to register!
Three-time periods in art history will be covered, 6 classes for each section. You do not have to sign up for all three, but it is recommended.
Instructor: Deborah Nickel

Art History Part One:
January 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Discover why and how the earliest people created their sculptures and paintings. Explore the incredible art form of the Egyptians. How did the pyramids come to be? What unlocked the mysteries of the hieroglyphs? Why are the creations of the Greeks and Romans cornerstones of so much which has happened over the centuries? Cost: $200.00 plus GST

Art History Part Two:
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Building on Part One, we will explore the developing artwork through centuries, looking at the work of masters of their craft like Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Rembrandt, David, Ingres. Cost: $200.00 plus GST

Art History Part Three:
April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
The second half of the 1800s saw an incredible break from traditional art traditions. We call them the Impressionists. We will look at why they were not considered serious artists at first and understand the profound impact they had on the development of the art of the 20th century. Cost: $200.00 plus GST

April 24 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
'Our Familiar Hunger' Book Launch @ The Caetani Cultural Centre Studio Gallery
Please join local author, Laisha Rosnau, as she launches her most recent book of poetry, Our Familiar Hunger.
Award-winning author of three previous collections of poetry, and the best-selling novel, The Sudden Weight of Snow, the Globe & Mail has said of Rosnau's poetry, "One could never consider Rosnau anything but a deft explorer of the heart; she writes with passion, honesty, and precision."
 

Doors will open at 7 pm, with reading and festivities beginning at 7:30. There will be special guests, including a dancer from Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, as well as snacks and festive drinks.

For more information on this event click here
For more information about Laisha please visit:
https://www.laisharosnau.com/ourfamiliarhunger/
The event is free and open to the public.

April 24 2018, 8:00 PM

Capilano Jazz "A" Band and Nitecap @ The Vernon Jazz Club
Capilano University Jazz Studies Program brings “A” Band and Nitecap to the Vernon Jazz Club. University students studying jazz band and choir will be joined onstage by their renowned instructors.
“A” Band and Nitecap are the premiere big band and jazz choir of Capilano U’s music program and have performed with jazz artists such as Bob Mintzer, Cedar Walton, Ed Thigpen, Jason Marsalis, Mike Murley, Kevin Turcotte, Seamus Blake, Hugh Fraser, Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Kristin Korb, Nnenna Freelon, Denzal Sinclaire, Ernie Watts and Dee Daniels.
April 25 2018, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Shine Vernon 2018 @ The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre 
Join us for our event in Vernon! Shine Dance Festival Vernon features young dancers from all over the Okanagan and takes place at Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. This family-friendly venue offers plenty of public parking, numerous amenities just steps away including eateries and walking trails.
April 25 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Adult Beginner Drawing and Beyond @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
ADULT BEGINNER AND BEYOND with Sharon Rose (10 classes)
Level: Beginner

Seeing is believing - unlock the doors to the world of drawing by learning to see like an artist. If you can see it, you can draw it - any subject - any time! Drawing techniques such as the use of line, value, gesture, proportion and perspective, as well as composition will be discussed and applied. Fun, fun, fun in the midst of winter! Price includes all materials.

Wednesdays, March 7 to May 9 1:30pm - 4:00pm
* please note this date has been changed
Members $260 Non Members $275

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
Visit www.vernonarts.ca for a full list of upcoming classes and workshops
April 25 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Static Electricity @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us for hair-raising fun with static electricity!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
April 25 2018, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Clay Coil Project | Ages 4-6 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Clay Coil Project | Ages 4-6 with Samantha Hesketh

Learn how to work with clay while creating a unique pencil holder made of clay coils. Pieces will be kiln-fired and ready for pick up at a later date. Price includes all materials.

Wednesday, April 25 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1 class)
Members: $25 Non Members: $40

Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 25 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip at Falkland Elementary School 
Step by step painting fun!
Join 123Artful for Abstract Flowers
$45 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun. This is also a fundraiser for the Falkland Elementary School PAC so come out to support! Funds raised from this event will go towards transportation costs and equipment for the students.
April 25 2018, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Primeval - Enter the Incomappleux @ Vernon Public Library
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis (Fractured Land, Oil in Eden) and Valhalla Wilderness Society comes a film of breathtaking beauty, Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux.

Filmed on location deep in the heart of BC's Selkirk Mountains, this 20-minute documentary is the story of the majesty, magic and endurance of one of the world's last truly intact temperate rainforests - the incomparable Incomappleux.

Following an expedition of conservationists, biologists and wilderness explorers, Gillis documents the nature and history of this unique place - replete with 2,000-year-old trees and rare lichens - along with a plan to preserve it through a new Provincial or National park, the Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal.

change.org/primeval

Admission by donation. Doors open 6:15 PM
April 25 2018, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The FAPS and Miesha & The Spanks @ Record City
The FAPS:
Blair Colwell and Skyler Cafferata have been creating music together for years, developing a sound that is both broad and focused. Between the two of them, artistic influences are vast, but collide amongst Nick Cave, Modest Mouse, and Daughters. Their brand of fast, heavy music is rooted in post-punk and indie rock but flirts with hardcore, blues, jazz, psych, and pop. Often built on quick danceable rhythms and catchy guitar lines, their songs showcase an affinity for experimenting with structure – timings, key changes, or total mood shifts.

Miesha & The Spankswww.mieshaandthespanks.net/:

In 2018, you have to be pretty ballsy to call your new album Girls Girls Girls. It is, after all, already firmly cemented in rock lore. Well, if there’s anyone ballsy enough to do it, get away with it and stake their own claim to it, it’s Miesha and the Spanks. The Calgary guitar-and-drum duo of front woman-guitarist Miesha Louie and drummer Sean Hamilton own it ferociously, emphatically and completely on their new 10-track release — a fast, nasty, sexy slab of riff-fuelled Runaways rock clad in spit-polished black leather and bursting with sass and singalong swagger.

$10 Advanced in store, $15 Door and, $10 Students, <12 Free. All Ages as Always

$40 Punch Pass gets you into this show + 4 more at this shows price.

Doors at 7, Music by 8

April 25 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
April 26 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Intro to Stained Glass @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Stained Glass with Terry Dunstan
Level: Beginner

Fun and easy to learn! This class is designed to introduce students to the art of stained glass using copper foil method of construction. Students will learn pattern preparation, glass cutting, soldering and more while making a simple sun catcher. This class will provide students with all the knowledge they need to continue on with this fun and enjoyable art form. Price includes the use of tools and all materials.

Thursdays, April 19 & 26 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Members: $90 Non Members: $105

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 26 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Happy Art - Finding Your Zen @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
 Happy Art - Finding Your Zen with Nancy Vince
Level: Beginner

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.

Thursdays, April 12 to 26 1:00pm to 3:00pm (3 classes)
Members: $105 Non-Members: $120
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 26 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Faces in Pastels @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: All levels

During this workshop indulge in rendering faces in chalk pastels, the easiest colour medium. Instructions on facial anatomy and easy to follow steps are included. Be warned…the art of portraiture is as addictive as it is enjoyable!
Supplies needed: Pastel paper, chalk pastels, pastel pencil, putty eraser, fixative spray, several sheets of newsprint paper, a few sticks of willow/vine charcoal and source pictures. Please note, the head size of source pics should be around 4″ from head to the chin for achieving resemblance.
Thursdays, April 19 & 26 1:30pm-4:30pm (2 classes)
Members: $85 Non-Members: $100
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 26 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Abstract Art | Ages 7-10 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Abstract Art | Ages 7-10 with Samantha Hesketh

Create your own abstract artwork using a mix of mediums. Projects will be inspired by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Marc. Price includes all materials.

Members: $40 Non-Members: $55 Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 26 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
April 26 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Intro to Wheel Throwing @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Wheel Throwing with Laurel Fredin
Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel. During your 8 week class, you will learn the process of forming finished pieces like mugs, vases, and bowls. Students will have in class demonstrations along with instructor coaching during the course.
Be ready to have fun and learn a new art form! The class includes 8 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Students should leave all rings, watches, bracelets etc. at home and wear clothing appropriate to getting muddy. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring an apron and an old bath towel.
Price includes 1 bag of M340 clay, all other materials and the use of tools. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.

Thursdays, April 5 to May 24 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (8 classes)
Members: $260 Non-Members: $275
Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
April 26 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Intro to Oil Painting @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Oil Painting with Samantha Hesketh(6 classes)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This class will cover the basics of oil painting and color mixing. Explore techniques and learn how to connect with your subject while having fun doing so. This class is suited for those who already have basic painting skills. Price includes all materials.

Thursdays, April 5 to May 10 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Members: $170 Non-Members: $185

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
For more information on memberships, visit http://acno.ca/membership/
April 26 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Art of Artisan Cheese; The Tasting Experience! @ Olive Us Oils and Vinegar Tasting Room
In this fun and informative event you will taste 8 premium Canadian cheese, learn about different types of cheese, how quality cheese is made and how to pair each type with wine, Ultra-Premium EVOO, and other accompaniments to create a beautiful tasting experience!

Join cheese expert extraordinaire, David Beaudoin, as he partners with Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room in Vernon for this delicious event!

Sure to be a wonderful evening, and as with cheese, it’s best when shared… so invite a friend!
April 26 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

April 27 2018, 1:00 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
April 27 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Meet the Critters @ Okanagan Science Centre
Come and meet our new animals at the science centre, and get reacquainted with some of your old friends!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
April 27 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Art of Artisan Cheese; The Tasting Experience! @ Olive Us Oils and Vinegar Tasting Room
In this fun and informative event you will taste 8 premium Canadian cheese, learn about different types of cheese, how quality cheese is made and how to pair each type with wine, Ultra-Premium EVOO, and other accompaniments to create a beautiful tasting experience!

Join cheese expert extraordinaire, David Beaudoin, as he partners with Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room in Lake Country for this delicious event!

Sure to be a wonderful evening, and as with cheese, it’s best when shared… so invite a friend!
April 27 2018, 8:00 PM
Green Room @ Lorenzo's Cafe
~ GREEN ROOM  ~ SMOOTH JAZZ~ The group Green Room started in Salmon Arm in late 2015 as a vehicle for Peter Clark (guitars and bass)and Elaine Holmes (vocals, guitar, keyboards) to perform their unique adaptations of repertoire both familiar and exotic.
Along with a large number of traditional Jazz standards, they also regularly perform Latin music and surprising re-workings of folk and popular songs. That have performed more than 100 events in the Okanagan since they began.
$10 cover
April 27 2018, 8:00 PM
Rockaholics Live @ The Longhorn Pub
We are so very pleased to Welcome Back The ever Popular Kelowna Based Band The Rockaholicks, playing everything from classic rock to today's current hits. female vocals with guitar, bass, and drums. Sharon Philippon on vocals, Jack Phillippon on drums and backing vocals, Kyle Haynes on lead guitar, Rick Girard on bass and backing vocals.
Come on out for another great night of #LIVEMUSIC at The Longhorn Pub Show Starts at 8 *No Cover* 2Pc Fish n Chips $11.95, 2 for 1 Appies* from 9pm-11pm. FREE Local Shuttle for tables of 4 or more with min combined table bill of $100!! Get your Dancing Shoes On & Show them how we Love Live Music!!

Thank you