Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week in and around Vernon. We are proud to show you more than homes by bringing you community!

January 6 2018, 

Ground Zero Tournament @ The Prestige Hotel Vernon
This first-ever Gambit Tournament is an all-ages event, where the Gambit Board Game is going to be introduced to the Okanagan Valley.

Players will be given the rules during a pre-tournament orientation, so that all players are starting from Ground Zero, so that no player has an edge over the others.

Age categories are U-12, U-19 and Open, with cash prizes for each winner. All players will have a $10 entry fee. 

Spaces are limited to 128 per age category, so please book your spot early to avoid disappointment. 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
January 6 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Pen & Ink Illustration @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
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. (5 classes)
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 (Jelly Roll are good), Fountain Pen (various nibs), Small Paintbrush, Bottle of Ink and Pencils.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 6 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.
January 6 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
Vernon Towne Cinema Movie Information
FOR THE WEEK OF January 5 - 11, 2018
Movie show-line – 250-545-0303
FAMILY MATINEES – Fri - Sun
 
 THE STAR: Animated story of the first Christmas – 86 MIN SHOWING 10:00AM
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay: WONDER – 113 MIN Showing 11:30AM
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes: LADY BIRD – 94 MIN SHOWING 1:30PM
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg: DADDY'S HOME 2 – 100 MIN Showing 3:10PM
NIGHTLY EVENING SHOWS – EXCEPT Monday
 
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay: WONDER – 113 MIN Showing 5:00PM – EXCEPT Monday
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes: LADY BIRD – 94 MIN Showing 7:00PM – EXCEPT Monday
Judi Dench,Johnny Depp,Michelle Pfeiffer: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS–114MIN Showing 8:45PM – EXCEPT Monday
January 6 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Land Boats @ Okanagan Science Centre
Build a wind-powered boat with wheels and race them down the halls!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 6 2018, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
MEC Kelowna Snowfest @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Falling flakes make us happy, so we're throwing a party to welcome winter. Come join us for a storm front of frosty excitement and connect with your local outdoor community.

Snowfest: 1:00PM - 4:00PM 
We are hosting free winter clinics, product demos from retailers, manufacturers and local clubs! Wander through the inner village of SilverStar to take in the MEC Kelowna Okanagan Snowfest.

Gear Swap: 1:00PM - 6:00PM We are kicking off Snowfest with a legendary Gear Swap! Hosted at Snowfest, visit the inner village of SilverStar and the NATC to check out all the snow deals!

Clinics 1pm - 4pm: Learn what you need to know to rule the slopes this season in the most fun and safe way possible. All clinics are FREE!

Filmfest: 4:00PM - 6:00PM 
For more information please click the link provided.
January 6 2018, 3:30 PM
Hot Chocolate & Horse Sleigh Rides
It's a truly unique Canadian Mountain tour for your whole family! This spectacular 45-minute tour meanders thorugh SilverStar's pristine wilderness trails to the Wild Horseman's Cabin.  Upon arrival, you will settle into the rustic cedar cabin and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate and a baked treat around the glow of the fireplace in a cozy mountain atmosphere.
Sleigh Ride Dinner Tours are also available. CLICK HERE for more information.
Departure Times:
  • 3:30pm
  • Guest must check-in at the Guest Services Desk 15 minutes prior to departure.
Pricing:
  • $35 - Adult & Youth
  • $25 - Children 4 to 12
  • FREE - Children 3 and under
*Prices do not include GST
*All bookings must be pre-booked and registered by 4:00pm the day prior to the tour.    
BOOKINGS AND MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Guest Services Desk at [email protected] or on (250) 558-6019.
Booking Policy:
  • All tours must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Minimum 10 people needed in order for tours to run.
  • All amendments and cancellations with more than 48 hours notice of your reserved tour are subject to a $15 Administration Fee.
  • No amendments, cancellations or refunds within 48 hours of your reserved tour.
  • Tours are subject to GST and Gratuity.
  • Prices and tours are subject to change without notice.
January 6 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
January 6 2018, 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ski Under the Stars @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Night Skiing begins when the sun goes down the lights come on at SilverStar. Night skiing will run from December 22, 2017 - March 31, 2018, every Friday and Saturday night, 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm. We provide groomed and lit trails accessed by the Summit, Silver Queen Chairs and  "The Zone" Magic Wonder Carpet.
For more information on Tickets, Lessons and Rentals please CLICK HERE.
January 6 2018, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Toonie Swim @ The 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.
January 6 2018, 6:00 PM
SOLD OUT! BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Prince George Spruce Kings @ the Civic Arena
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
January 6 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Live Music at the Den @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
The Den is proud to support local musical talent and presents live music five nights a week. You can catch live music on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Music Night line up; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sundays - Lancen Davis Harms
  • Tuesdays - Rib Night with Jayme McKillop 
  • Thursdays - Spice Night with Lowell Friesen 
  • Fridays - West Meadows 
  • Saturdays - Marv Marchura 
January 6 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Short Film Festival @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
In celebration of 60 years, SilverStar Mountain Resort is proud to introduce The SilverStar Mountain Film Festival. This is a new competitive annual event bringing the best of films shot at SilverStar together in the spirit of adventure and a love of mountain life. The Festival invites anyone, professional or amateur, from anywhere to share the stage and enter a film shot at SilverStar and produced during the Winter of 2017 – 18. For more information please click the link provided.
January 6 2018, 8:00 PM
Noble Son with Naomi Jane Shore & Angelica Thrift @ Record City
Installment #6 of the Friends of the Okanagan Locals Concert Series has some touring artists with local support...

Noble Son is Adam Kirschner; singer-songwriter and voice actor. Born and raised in Northern BC, currently based in Vancouver. The upcoming release “Joy in Violence” is the first full length record from Noble Son, as well as the realizing of a dream eleven years in the making.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku3u-YDIlgM
https://www.nobleson.ca/

Naomi Jane Shore of Twin Peaks - Lindsay Pratt & Naomi Shore opens with her solo material and accompanies Adam throughout his tour...

Angelica Thrift Music is local Vernon singer/songwriter who has been preforming for 10+ years around the Okanagan. Soft melodies with acoustic guitar or ukulele is the style you can expect. She likes to preform covers with her own personal twist and originals!

https://soundcloud.com/angelicathrift/tactics

$10 Advanced (Link Coming)
$15 Door, Doors at 8
ALL AGES... ALWAYS!
$5 Students, Children <12 Free

January 7 2018, 

Masters XC @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is excited to offer the very popular Masters Program again for the 2017/18 season that is organized and lead in large part by our team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the program is to introduce more Adults (19+ yr) to the joys of cross country skiing through a social, organized support network. All participants must be SLNC Season Pass Holders. The program STILL costs just $50!  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This program runs three times per week as per the included calendar and is open to all abilities.

Do you want more focussed technical training and some professional coaching?  Join us on every second Wednesday morning from 9-11:00am with Eric de Nys (experienced National Cross Country Team coach) for this great training opportunity.  Want even more? See the Masters High Performance tab on this page.

3 weekly sessions available:

  • Sunday Morning (10:00am-12:00) Led by Volunteer Leaders
  • Wednesday Mornings (9:00-11:00am) Led by Volunteer Leaders, combined with coaching and technical expertise provided by Eric de Nys on alternate weeks.
  • Wednesday Evenings (6:30-8:00pm) Led by Mae Hooper.
**You are required to be a SLNC Pass holder to take part in our XC Masters Program. Confirmation is required by showing your season pass.   
If you have questions regarding this program please contact our Masters Program Coordinator for more information. If registration is giving you challenges, click the FAQ tab (above) and scroll to the bottom.
Phone number provided, press ‘203’ for general enquiries
January 7 2018, 2:00 PM
Beginner Pedal and Pint Fat Bike Rides @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Join us every week throughout the season for a fun and challenging (at your level!) spin through the fat bike trails at SilverStar Mountain Resort followed by a relaxing beverage in the SilverStar village.
For Beginner Mountain Bike Riders: 

Join us every Sunday at 2:00pm throughout the season for a fun and easy ride on the green trails. This is a perfect program for someone that wants to experience a new winter sport but is not an experienced mountain bike rider. Our guides will lead you along the wide multi use green trails and possibly onto the easy single track trails winding through the forest.
 
WHERE: Meet at Brewer’s Pond Base
REGISTRATION: FREE with Trail Pass or Season Pass
Participants must REGISTER in advance (space is limited)
Registration closes at noon on scheduled ride dates.
In the event of a cancellation due to snow conditions all registered riders will be notified by email no later than 3:00PM.
 
For more information please click the link provided.

January 8 2018,

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]   12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
January 8 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 7-11 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to offer a broad range of classes for homeschool students in a studio setting! Our program for youth ages 7 - 11 runs every second week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Sign up for one class or sign up for them all!

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE:
Monday, January 8th Art & Chance: Learn how to give up control and let unpredictability and chance guide your art.
Wednesday, January 10th Art & Movement: In this class discover how movement plays an important role in any work of art.
Monday, January 22nd Clay Fish: Learn basic clay building techniques, creating a unique fish of your own!
Wednesday, January 24th Abstraction: We will cover the basic ins and outs of this unique style of art.
Monday, February 5th Symbols and Flags: Learn about the history of flags & symbols while creating your unique flag.
Wednesday, February 7th: Build and decorate your own clay tile.
Monday, February 19th Self Portraits: Practice portraiture while getting to know your own self a little better.
Wednesday, February 21st: Learn how to mix together different mediums to create your very own artworks.
Monday, March 5th: Learn the basics of working with clay while creating and decorating a mask!
Wednesday, March 7th: Learn techniques and proportions of drawing figures and working with charcoal.


Call or e-mail the contact information provided or drop by VCAC to register today for more info!

January 8 2018, 5:15 PM
An Inconvenient Sequel @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Tickets - members $6   non-members $8  -  debit/credit card accepted

Wine Bar  $5  -  cash only

We're a not for profit society with an open membership, and each year we sponsor a bursary for a local student pursuing post secondary education in the Arts. 

January 8 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
More Watercolour @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Students will be presented with a more in-depth coverage of the basic watercolour theories and techniques that they learned in beginners classes. So– a re-enforcement of basics with some new info and techniques to help them hone their skills.  In-class demonstrations, discussions, critiques and hands on assignments will guide the student to developing their own style with this magical medium. (no class February 12 & March 19) 10 classes
Supplies Needed:
  • Paint – 1 tube of each: Permanent Rose, Winsor yellow, Winsor red, French Ultra Marine
    Paint Note: Inexpensive Chinese paints are available and fine to experiment with. The pigments are not colour fast and will not mix the way artist quality paints will.
  • Optional Paint – 1 tube of each: Pthalo blue, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone gold, Winsor Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Pthalo green, Burnt sienna
    The above colours are suggested by your instructor; please talk to Gail concerning quality and quantity of products needed.
  • Brushes: 1” flat, No. 6 – 8 round (mid-size), rigger brush
  • Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper, palette (large white plastic ice cream lid will do), water container (large rather than small), soft absorbent rag, pencil, white eraser, sketchbook, spray bottle
Bring all the material you already have… Gail will discuss materials on first day.
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!

January 9 2018, 

Intro to Wheel Throwing @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Intro to Wheel Throwing with Laurel Fredin (8 classes) 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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. Fee 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.

Members $255 Non Members $270\

Call or email the contact information below or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
January 9 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Adult Beginner Drawing and Beyond @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
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.
Tuesdays, January 9 to March 13 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Members $260 Non Members $275
January 9 2018, 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Puzzles and Games Club! @ Okanagan Science Centre
Want to help your child succeed in math? Join the Puzzles and Games Club!
Tuesday, 3:15 - 5:00 pm, January 9 - March 13, 2018
Grades 4 - 6
Members: $95 + gst; Non-members: $120 + gst
Does your child have a fear of math? Does it seem he or she gives up on math problems without really giving them a try? Are you sometimes unsure how to help? To find out how we can help...
To register call 250-545-3644 or visit us in Polson Park.
January 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
January 9 2018, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Painting with Acrylics | Ages 11-15 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre

Level: Beginner

Throughout this 4 week class students will work with acrylics to create paintings they are proud to take home. Come and play around with different techniques and colors in a creative and imaginative setting. Price includes all materials. Member Price: $110 Non-Member Price: $125
January 9 2018, 6:00 PM
Experienced Pedal and Pint Fat Bike Rides @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Join us every week throughout the season for a fun and challenging (at your level!) spin through the fat bike trails at SilverStar Mountain Resort followed by a relaxing beverage in the SilverStar village.
 
For Experienced Mountain Bike Riders:
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday evening as our experienced ride leaders guide you out from Brewer’s Pond Base at 6:00pm (riders must supply their own lights) to explore the diverse fat bike trails on offer at SilverStar (we may even explore some areas that areas not accessible during operating hours). These rides are aimed to flow at a fun and friendly pace encouraging lots of smiles and laughs along the way. After rolling back into the village everyone is encouraged to join us to celebrate our triumphs and unplanned dismounts over a refreshing warm or cold beverage.
 
WHERE: Meet at Brewer’s Pond Base
 
REGISTRATION: FREE with Trail Pass or Season Pass
Participants must REGISTER in advance (space is limited)
Registration closes at noon on scheduled ride dates.
In the event of a cancellation due to snow conditions all registered riders will be notified by email no later than 3:00PM.
 
For more information please click the link provided.
January 9 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Teen Drop In @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Is art your passion? Are you thinking of pursuing it at a post-secondary level? Or maybe it’s just your favourite hobby? Come check out our TEEN DROP-IN program for ages 13-17! These drop-ins will be facilitated by artist Sam Hesketh, who can help with ideas and give pointers on a variety of mediums. Bring your own supplies, and use our tables and easels in our professional-grade studios. Meet like-minded artists all while preparing your artist portfolio and creating in a friendly environment! It’s only $2 per drop in and we’ll include a free one-year membership to keep you creating all year long.
Any questions? Give the Vernon Community Arts Centre a call or email us at the contact information provided or message us on Facebook (Vernon Community Arts Centre).
 

January 10 2018, 

Masters XC @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is excited to offer the very popular Masters Program again for the 2017/18 season that is organized and lead in large part by our team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the program is to introduce more Adults (19+ yr) to the joys of cross country skiing through a social, organized support network. All participants must be SLNC Season Pass Holders. The program STILL costs just $50! 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This program runs three times per week as per the included calendar and is open to all abilities.

Do you want more focussed technical training and some professional coaching?  Join us on every second Wednesday morning from 9-11:00am with Eric de Nys (experienced National Cross Country Team coach) for this great training opportunity.  Want even more? See the Masters High Performance tab on this page.

3 weekly sessions available:

  • Sunday Morning (10:00am-12:00) Led by Volunteer Leaders
  • Wednesday Mornings (9:00-11:00am) Led by Volunteer Leaders, combined with coaching and technical expertise provided by Eric de Nys on alternate weeks.
  • Wednesday Evenings (6:30-8:00pm) Led by Mae Hooper.
**You are required to be a SLNC Pass holder to take part in our XC Masters Program. Confirmation is required by showing your season pass.   
If you have questions regarding this program please contact our Masters Program Coordinator for more information. If registration is giving you challenges, click the FAQ tab (above) and scroll to the bottom.
Phone number provided, press ‘203’ for general enquiries
January 10 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Structure Spectacular @ Okanagan Science Centre
Participate in our building challenge and learn how to give a structure strength and stability!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 10 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Drawing | Ages 11-15 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
 
Level: Beginner
Come and explore the world of drawing! Learn how to draw proportions while experimenting with different types of shading and mark making. Price includes all materials. (4 classes)
Member Price: $100 Non-Member Price: $115
January 10 2018, 5:00 PM
Wild Horsemen Dinner Tours @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
A truly unique Canadian Mountain tour for your whole family! Take a magical tour along Silver Star’s pristine wilderness trails. Warm up in the charming Wild Horseman’s Cabin with a mug of hot chocolate and a freshly baked treat, or stay for a buffet dinner and dine around the glow of the fireplace in a cozy candlelit atmosphere.
SLEIGH RIDE WITH DINNER TOUR
Join us on a sleigh ride around private mountain trails to the cozy Wild Horseman's Cabin. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you glide your way out to an enchanting secluded cabin. Relax and be treated to a mug of arguably the best homemade hot cocoa and hot apple cider you'll ever taste, followed by a bbq buffet dinner fit for a king.
2018 Menu: CLICK HERE
  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR MEAL CHOICES READY AT THE TIME OF BOOKING WE WILL BE UNABLE TO TAKE YOUR BOOKING WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION.
  • Please note, all Steak will be served medium.
 
Departure Times:
  • 5:00pm & 7:30pm
  • All guests must check-in at the Guest Services Desk 15 minutes prior to departure
 
Prices: 
  • $75 - Adult & Youth
  • $54 - Children Under 12
  • FREE - Children under 3 (must be seated on parent's lap)
 
* Prices do not include GST or 18% Gratuity.
* All bookings must be pre-booked and registered by 4:00pm the day prior to the tour
 
BOOKINGS AND MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Guest Services Desk at [email protected] or on (250) 558-6019.
Booking Policy:
  • All tours must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Minimum 10 people needed in order for tours to run.
  • All amendments and cancellations with more than 48 hours notice of your reserved tour are subject to a $15 Administration Fee.
  • No amendments, cancellations or refunds within 48 hours of your reserved tour.
  • Tours are subject to GST and Gratuity.
  • Prices and tours are subject to change without notice.
January 10 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Indigenous Cinema On Tour: Birth of a Family @ The ORL Vernon Branch
Join us for free showings of films from the National Film Board of Canada. Film starts at 6:30 pm.

Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

January 11 2018, 

Basics of Clay | Ages 7-10 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Level: Beginner
In this class we will learn the basic techniques for hand building with clay.  With projects like mask making and pinch pots, kids will come home with projects that are both functional and decorative. Price includes all materials.
Thursdays, January 4 to 25   3:30pm-5:30pm (4 classes)
Member Price: $110
Non-Member Price: $125
January 11 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opening Reception @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy Grant, invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Words on Paper (and other things) by Briar Craig, What’s Around the Corner? by Kevin Spetifore, Planes of View by Sage Sidley, and Appropriation by Kama? Aboriginal Art Collective  at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine and appetizers!
January 11 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
U35s @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
U35’s is much more than a skate ski lesson; it’s a weekly evening opportunity that aims to invigorate your body and mind in the midst of weekday mayhem. U35’s is a weekly evening opportunity that brings together locals who want to learn new skills in an inclusive and encouraging environment. Led by local ski professional, Dudley Coulter, and his team of passionate and knowledgeable skiers, you’re sure to enjoy the program – whether you’re a beginner or intermediate skier.
So, come and “chill” with us this winter, you won’t regret it. All lessons are held on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pmunder the lights, and to the beats at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. SLNC Stadium (follow the music!)
Phone number provided, press ‘203’ for general enquiries.
January 12 2018, 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
XC Supercamp @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
XC Supercamp is for all ages, all abilities, and yes: all fitness levels! Whether you a competent advanced or a first time skier, our 105km of rolling terrain, exceptional grooming, professional coaching, and comprehensive camp program give you an inspiring Nordic experience. We offer a 3-day program starting Friday morning at 8:15AM. Our days on snow run 8:30-3:30 (full day) or 8:30-lunch (half day). Lunches are provided, and we offer awesome extras like Wine & yoga (Friday night) and a guest speaker (January - sports nutrition with Kira Sutherland, Australian Nutritionist) and social on Saturday night. For more information please click the link or contact Bryana van Leeuwen at the information provided.

January 12 2018, 

Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 4-6 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to offer a broad range of classes for homeschool students in a studio setting! All classes are taught by our Youth Instructor and Emily Carr graduate, Samantha Hesketh.  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Our program for youth ages 4 - 6 runs on Fridays from 9:30am-10:30am (no class February 16). Sign up for one class or sign up for them all!

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE:
January 12th Printmaking: Learn and experiment with making your very own prints.
January 19thAbstraction: We will cover the basic ins and outs of this unique style of art.
January 26thClay Tiles: Build and decorate your own clay tile!
February 2ndMixed Media: Learn how to mix together different mediums to create your very own artworks.
February 9thMake a Mask: Design and create your very own mask!
February 23rdWatercolour Painting: Learn to use watercolour while creating your own masterpiece!
March 2ndClay Snake Pencil Holder: Learn the basics of hand building with clay while creating a snake pencil holder.
March 9th Art and Nature: Learn how nature and the world outside can help inspire beautiful works of art!
March 16th Mark Making: Get started putting marks down on paper and learn how they can turn into unique finished products.

Call or email the contact information provided or drop by VCAC to register today and for more info!

January 12 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Vernon Indoor Farmers Market @ The Kal Tire Place
Come visit all your favorite regular vendors all winter long! Stock up with fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, delicious baking, specialty food products and 1000's of handcrafted gift items...such as jewelry, clothing, toys, hats, woodwork, body products and lots more!
January 12 2018, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Homeschool Art Classes | Ages 12-16 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to offer a broad range of classes for homeschool students in a studio setting! All classes are taught by our Youth Instructor and Emily Carr graduate, Samantha Hesketh. Our program for youth ages 12 - 16 runs Fridays 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Sign up for one class or sign up for them all!

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE:
January 12th: Make a Mural
Learn the process for creating a mural from the concept creation to planning and execution
January 19th: Drawing Portraits
Practice portraiture while also learning about proportions and mark making.
January 26th: Clay Castles
Work on handbuilding techniques while creating your own clay castle.
February 2nd: Earthworks
Join us as we create interactive and natural sculptures.
February 9th: Silk Screening
Learn silk screening techniques while designing your own shirt!
February 23rd: Drawing with Colour
Learn to create unique works of art using colour.
March 2nd: Learning Compositions
Learn the basic ideas and importance of composition in your artwork.
March 9th: Art and Community
Learn how nature and the world outside can help inspire beautiful works of art!
March 16th: Drawing Proportions and Anatomy
Learn techniques for drawing proper proportions.

Call or email the contact information provided or drop by VCAC to register today and for more info!
January 12 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Snake Charming @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn all about how to safely interact with a reptile!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
January 12 2018, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Art Explorations | Ages 5-7 @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
 
Level: Beginner
Through a bunch of different mediums, students will learn to experiment with materials and create unique works of art to bring home. Price includes all materials. (4 classes)
Member Price: $105
Non-Member Price: $120
January 12 2018, 5:30 PM
Family Movie Night @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
 
What better way to relax and unwind after a solid day skiing then getting the family together for a Family Movie Night. Join us for a FREE movie showing in the NATC along with all the usual concession goodies including POPCORN, candy and pop available throughout the showing!
When: 5:30pm (Tentative start time, please arrive early)
Where: NATC Auditorium
Tickets: This is FREE event – collect your complimentary from the Ticket Office

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited. Please pick up your tickets prior to the event at the Ticket Office. For more information please contact the Ticket Office at the contact information provided.

Movie Schedule:
Friday December 22, 2017 – Elf (PG)
Friday December 29, 2017 – Frozen (PG)
Friday January 5th, 2018 – The Avengers (PG13)
Friday January 12th, 2018 – Ghost Busters: Answer the call (PG13)