So much going on in Vernon BC and the surrounding area this week! Everything you could imagine for a Canadian Winter.. Hockey, Nordic Skiing - (maybe even downhill if Mother Nature deems it so) along with Art events, Live Music -Science and Nature events and community contribution with the 6th Annual Warm & Fuzzy Shelter Collection Drive Thru put on by our colleagues over at Sutton. It's as easy as getting your donation into your car -and drive thru the Sutton parking lot - and the good REALTORS® will take it from there and get it to the central distribution point -where things will be sorted and allocated to those who need it most in our community.  Please share what you can spare.

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

November 18 2017, 

Nordic Opening (Tentative) @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Join us on November 18 for the start of another amazing Nordic Season at SilverStar Mountain Resort. 8:30 AM
New for Nordic this year:
  • 5km of new Classic Trails
  • Green connector trails to Sovereign Lake
 
Follow Silver Star Mountain Resort on Twitter for Grooming Updates throughout the day.
November 18 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Father Christmas with Karen Palmer @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
During day one of this workshop students will use pinch pot and slab construction to sculpt and decorate a figure of Father Christmas. You will return on day two to glaze your figure. Students should bring an apron, one old bath towel, one large clear recycling bag, and texturing tools if you have them.

Members: $65 Non Members: $80 Materials: $16
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Vernon Arts Centre to register today!
November 24 2017, 8:00 PM
Beginner Level Tapestry Weaving Workshop with Nikki Marshall @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
In this class students will walk away with a beautiful wall hanging in whatever colour and textures they can come up with. We will use merino roving, hand spun yarn, acrylic yarn, and sequins if you wish. You will learn how to warp your loom and how to do the fringe and finish the hanging with a piece of wood at the top. If you have a piece of driftwood that you would like to use, please feel free to bring it. The wall hanging will be approximately 14" x 20" before the fringe. You will learn how to do the soumak technique, fringe (rya knots) and incorporating other accent pieces in your weaving.

Members: $40 Non Members: $55 Materials: $30
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by VCAC to register today!
November 18 2017, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Vernon Lapidary and Mineral Club Presents: Vernon Rocks @ Vernon Recreation Centre
The Vernon Lapidary and Mineral Club is hosting a rock, mineral, gem and jewellery sale at the Dogwood Gym. Admission is free and Draw Prize tickets will be given with each purchase. There will be a Spin and Win for the kids and we are planning to have a placer miners demonstration.
November 18 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Gold Mountain Dream Travelling Exhibit @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Royal BC Museum’s travelling exhibit Gold Mountain Dream! is on now through to February 24, 2018 at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives. Gold Mountain Dream! – created by the Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History – tells the personal stories and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia shores in search of gold. It is a fascinating account of adventure, heartbreak and social upheaval.
Visit the museum and see how the gold rush not only changed the landscapes and lives in BC, but how this monumental event changed China, as people flocked to a rugged land in search of fortune. Admission is by donation.
November 18 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The 16th Annual Vernon Presents - Festival of Crafts & Gifts @ Kal Tire Place
The event typically attracts over 100 vendors annually with crafts ranging from paintings, artisan pottery, hand-crafted candles and jewelry, table linens, creative crib boards, homemade salsa and much, much more.
It truly can be said that there is something at the show for everyone and every age category! Vendors come from all over including the Kootenays, the Lower Mainland and even Alberta! This show is a "must" for anyone wishing to find that perfect, unique Christmas item that they would not be able to find anywhere else!
Parking is free! Admission is $3 Kids 12 and under are free! A portion of each admission will be donated to Vernon Hospice House.
November 18 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sveva Caetani Exhibit @ The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Due to the great response and interest, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is extending the Showcase Exhibition on Sveva Caetani and her life. The exhibition, located in the Allan Brooks gallery at the museum will remain until December 23rd, 2017 to allow everyone the opportunity to take it in. Admission to the exhibit is by donation
We will also show the 1983 film of Sveva discussing her Recapitulation series on Wednesdays only from 12:00pm -1:30pm.
The museum is open 10am-4:30pmTuesday to Saturday. For more information please call the phone number provided.
November 18 2017, 11:10 AM to 1:00 PM
Midget Tier 3 Hockey: Castlegar vs. Vernon @ Priest Valley Arena
Come cheer on your young local hockey players!
November 18 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Slimy Science @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Learn about viscosity as you make a slimy mess! FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 18 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Gyro Chair Rides @ Okanagan Science Centre
Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair. FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 18 2017, 6:00 PM
The Mystery Dinner @ The Armstrong St Joseph's Hall
Brought to you by the Armstrong and Enderby Lions and the RC Legion Branch #35.
Cocktails will be available at 6 pm and Dinner will be served at 7 pm
Tickets: $30 Available at A/S Chamber of Commerce, Chocoliro Finest Chocolate, Final Touch and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 (Armstrong)
November 18 2017, 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Bill Bourne @ Army Navy & Airforce Veterans In Canada
Bill Bourne has down cold what most can't figure out in a tornado, a strain of the blues so earthily transplanted that you have to wonder if it isn't a whole new form. He will he playing at the Army Navy & Airforce Veterans
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PC: Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society
November 18 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
All tickets go for $42.25. Doors open at 6:30PM
PIGS, Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute will be bringing their critically acclaimed show to Vernon in 2017. Their PIGS ON THE WING show celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's 1977 classic album Animals. One of the band's heaviest and most political statements, the concept album has become a favourite for legions of fans, and Pigs will be performing the album in its entirety, in addition to material from across the band's legendary repertoire.

PIGS continues to surprise and delight audiences with authentic performances of Pink Floyd classics, including many songs which have rarely (if ever) been performed live. The lights, lasers, giant screen, and utterly authentic live sound come together to recreate the experience of seeing Pink Floyd live in the 1970s.

PIGS' claim to fame is their authenticity. PIGS recreate the Pink Floyd sound with authentic gear and accurate live renditions of the songs. Every last detail of the look, sound, and feel of Pink Floyd's classic era is meticulously worked out and perfected and each band member assumes the role of their Floyd counterpart. Since their inception seven years ago, PIGS has been amazing audiences with their dynamic re-creation of one of the world's favourite rock groups. With the passing of keyboardist Richard Wright in 2008, fans of Pink Floyd lost hope of ever again seeing their favourite band re-united. PIGS offer the next best thing: an authentic look back into the breathtaking past of one of the world's most timeless bands.
November 18 2017, 8:00 PM
Lent Fraser Wall Plus One @ The Vernon Jazz Club
 
This local trio, on 
this night a quartet,
 will be performing
 a mixture of 
acoustic jazz and
 blues. Their playing is
 captivating, some 
say spellbinding, as
 they transport listeners on their soulful musical journey.
Lent, Fraser, and Wall have been making melodious music together for 25 years now. Although the members originally hail from different parts of the country, their excitement and passion for music is the same, and they have worked to meld together the backgrounds and specialties of each musician.
Doors open at 7:15 PM. CASH ONLY BAR ON SITE. Tickets $20 online at www.vernonjazz.com and at our sponsor, Expressions of Time (2901-30 Ave), with a $5 rebate at the gig for VJS members. Members receive 10% off their food purchase anytime at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (Prestige Inn).

November 19 2017,

Midget Tier 3 Hockey: Revelstoke vs. Vernon @ Priest Valley Arena
Come cheer on your young local hockey players!  1:45 PM to 4:00 PM
November 19 2017, 7:30 PM
NOCCA presents Collectif9 @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre 
$40 Adult
$20 Youth

Montreal's cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance.

November 20 2017, 

Indoor Pickleball Lessons @ Priest Valley Gym
VERNON PICKLEBALL is offering indoor lessons every Monday at the Priest Valley Gym at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Mondays from 12 to 2pm starting October 16, 2017. Come and have fun!
Equipment is provided, registration is necessary by calling 250-503-6631 or by email [email protected]
November 20 2017, 5:15 PM
Risk @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
How much of your own life are you willing to risk?
Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath.
Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.
In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, RISK is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice. Executive Produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.

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

Wine Bar  $5  -  cash only

November 20 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
SOLD OUT Paint & Sip @ Alexander's Pub
Step by step painting fun! Frosty! $40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun!
Join me- Kris Fuller- for a winter painting :)

You can e-transfer or Paypal to [email protected] OR click the link provided for tickets via credit card.

November 21 2017, 

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 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
November 22 2017, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
4th Annual Warm and Fuzzy Shelter Collection

November 22 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
KEVA Building Challenges @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Can you make the tallest tower? The strongest? The most intricate? Join us at the science centre for some building challenges with the KEVA blocks! FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 22 2017, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mixed Media for Ages 8-12 with Samantha Hesketh @ the Vernon Community Arts Centre
Mixed Media for ages 8-12 with Samantha Hesketh at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (4 classes)
Learn to create with a variety of mediums! From drawing to collaging to painting and more, we will experiment and create unique works of art you can be proud of.
Wednesdays, November 1 to 224:00pm - 6:00pm
Members: $100 Non Members: $115 Materials: $10
November 22 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Ben Sures @ Spinners Sound Centre
Ben Sures is an Edmonton based singer songwriter. Has played numerour music festivals across Canada. Excellent host, workshop participant up for anything. Winner of international Songwriting contest, including John Lennon and International Songwriting contest. Former contributor to CBC's The Irrelevent show, The Round up, Madly Off in All Directions, Morningside and more. Ben Has toured The UK and performed in Beirut. As an accompanist has played guitar for many acts like Ray Davies, Preservation Hall Band, Alejandro Escobedo, Garnet Rogers, Greg Brown, Lynn Miles and many more. Ben plays guitar and sings, storytelling, sing alongs and hilariousness.
Hope to see you at Spinners Sound Centre with Ben Sures on November 22 at 7:30pm.
Tickets available at Spinners $20 each
November 23 2017, 8:00 AM
Alpine Opening (Tentative) @ The Silver Star Mountain Resort
*Date tentative based on Mother Nature* It’s that time of the year again! Get your skis/boards waxed, tuned, and ready to rip the Okanagan’s driest champagne powder. Make sure you get down the Comet chairlift early as we will be having a competition to see who gets FIRST CHAIR of the season! We will be asking some questions and the first 6 people to get one right wins the right to first chair for the 2017/18 season! In addition to getting first turns of the season, we have some amazing prizes for these winners, you don’t want to miss this!
Location: Comet Chair
Start Time:8.00am
November 23 2017, 10:00 AM
XC105 November Nordic Festival @ The Silver Star Mountain Resport
From November 23rd to 26th, Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort Ltd are hosting events that will convert our traditional ski party into a festival. Fun is the mission, and there are activities for every level of skier from beginner to elite racer.
  • Skiing is still the main event with at least 30km of trails open and set.
  • If you are interested in the latest skis and gear, it is here to demo on natural snow.
  • If skiing is better with beer or chocolate, we have events just for you.
  • If you are a racer, there are four ‘races’ during the weekend: an informal time trial, a headlamp relay, the BeerCanBeiner, and the Turkey Trot. Want to win a prize? Skiing fastest won’t help you this weekend. Some people will try to win anyway, but it takes a dedicated person to ski past a chocolate station at race pace.
 You will have the opportunity to ski on the joint trails of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort Ltd and to participate in fun activities!

Whether you choose the 4 day or 2.5 days package, you will have the choice to participate in one or several activities.
For a schedule of events click the website link provided
November 23 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Planetarium Show @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us for stories about the night sky.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
November 23 2017, 5:00 PM
An Evening of Justice & Theatre @ Schubert Centre
In celebration of National Restorative Justice Week, the Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan welcomes the People's Law School's Justice Theatre Troupe... come out and enjoy a
live performance of a Criminal Trial and Community Justice Forum with a Burger & Beverage.

Burger & Beverage at 5:00pm
Performance at 6:00pm
November 23 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ A&E Consignment
Step by step painting fun! "Family Tree Hunt" Paint the number of snowmen you want and dress them in any colours!

$45 includes all paint materials, aprons and light refreshments.
Click link provided for Credit Card.

ALSO accepted Paypal and e-transfer to [email protected] (use password painting and write the date in your message to )
November 24 2017, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Okanagan Artisans Guild Presents: The 38th Annual Show & Sale @ The Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre 
High-quality, fine arts & crafts show – the longest running of its kind in The Okanagan, and the show of choice for many of the region's professional artisans.
Free admission and coat check. Coffee & Wine Bar available.
Also, Vernon Lodge offers accommodation, fine dining, tavern and a café.
PC: Okanagan Artisans Guild
November 24 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Meet the Critters @ The Okanagan Science Centre

We have some new critters at the science centre!  Come and meet some of them and learn all about our new residents. FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

November 24 2017, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vernon Snowmobile Association Presents: 2017 BC Provincial Snow Show @ Kal Tire Place
The BC Provincial Snow Show is hosted by the Vernon Snowmobile Association, a not for profit organization out of Vernon BC. The snow show brings snowmobile dealers, performance products, apparel companies, and other industry suppliers from across Canada to Kal Tire Place with door proceeds going to the Easter Seals.
 
November 24 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Bantam Tier 3 Hockey: Castlegar vs. Vernon @ Priest Valley Arena
Come cheer on your young local hockey players!
November 24 2017, 7:00 PM
Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics & Cirque Theatre Company present PINOCCHIO @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
This unique production is inspired by the Italian classic tale, uses a dynamic fusion of circus arts, drama, dance, music, gymnastics, acrobatics, and cirque-like storytelling to relay the captivating tale of the living puppet who, with the help of a magical cricket as a conscience, and the Blue Fairy, must prove himself worthy to become a Real Boy. This athletic and artistic endeavor has been creatively crafted to captivate young and old alike.
November 24 2017, 8:00 PM
Evan Wilds @ The Match Eatery & Public House
Evan Wilds will be playing all your favourites 2 days in a row!