Brrr - do you feel the chill in the air this week? Notice the skiff of snow on the hill tops? Safety first! - Have you got your snow tires on? 

This week there is a lot of events featuring my Art teacher and friend Sveva Caetani who left us with a legacy of art, history and mystery... along with the Caetani Cultural Centre on Pleasant Valley Road. 

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

October 14, 2017

Lumby Public Market @ Whitevalley Community Park
The Lumby Public Market is a seasonal Market that features owner-operated stalls and/or “day tables”. As a Public Market, we provide a showcase for local and area agricultural producers as well as artisans, crafters, musicians, home-based businesses and local entrepreneurs. It celebrates Lumby and area’s unique character and culture while serving its everyday shopping needs. 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
October 14 2017, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Johnny Popper Farm Tours @ Davison Orchards
See for yourself how your food is grown!
Taking a ride through the farm on "Johnny Popper Train" is a fun, interactive way for you to experience our working farm.
Something new to discover in every season on the farm. The tour takes you by apple trees, plum trees and peach trees as well as tomatoes, peppers, corn, pumpkins and more. A traditional tour involves one stop where one of our farmers will show you the fields and the orchards and you can see, touch, smell (and sometimes even taste!) one of our in-season crops. The focus of the tour changes as the seasons do, but all year long our Farm Tours are a chance to have some fun while you learn the story behind your food.
Fun for all ages
Our tours have been designed with families in mind. Kids love to ride in the tractor drawn "train" made of apple bins. Parents appreciate the covered, padded seating and the fact that the kids and adults alike learn something new about their food and how it's grown.
Ticket Prices are $6 for adults (13 yrs and older), and $4 for children (2-12 yrs) and do not need to be reserved in advance - just come on up, buy a ticket, and enjoy your tour! We do recommend that groups reserve in advance to ensure enough seating is available on the tour.
October 14 2017, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Family Daze in the Corn Maze @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Bring the whole family for great fall activities at the O’Keefe Ranch. A brand new maze will be open and it's guaranteed to entertain with plenty of twists and turns and spooky scenes around every corner. Some of the historic buildings will be open and decorated and the General Store will be selling good ol’ fashioned Halloween candy. Kids can enjoy a run through the maze, try a pony or tractor ride, take part in an art activity, or a climb in the giant spider web. Grab a snack at one of the food trucks available to keep your energy going all day long! The cost is $10 per person or $30 for a family (up to 5 people).
This is a family friendly event – the corn maze is spooky but it does not have live actors, and the seasonal décor in the buildings is suitable for children to explore.
October 14 2017, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Small Print Pop-Up Event @ Chicken Little Clothing Store
Capture your loved one's fingerprint in silver! Smallprint Okanagan will be setup and taking prints directly into silver at Chicken Little on October 14th from 10am to 2pm.

If you wish to book a printing appointment, please email Suzanne at [email protected]nt.com. Drop-ins also welcome:)
October 14 2017, 2:00 PM
The Toad Prince @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre 
$12 All Ages
 
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Tears of Joy Theatre's production of The Toad Prince on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. The Toad Prince is the first show in the Society's 2017/18 Kid's Series.

The Toad Prince is a 'Beauty and the Beast' story set in China. Told through beautiful original puppets and a timeless score, this show is about finding true beauty within ourselves. Vacillating between serious and comedic, this heartwarming tale touches the hearts of audience members of all ages. The Toad Prince was originally created in the 1970's by Tears of Joy Theatre's founder Reg Bradley. The set and puppets have been brought back and restored to their original luster for a reimagining of this 'tale as old as time'.
October 14 2017, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
POP-UP Art Exhibition! @ The Caetani Cultural Centre
Featuring Artist in Resident
Roberta Pyx Sutherland
Reception: Saturday, October 14th3-7pm
Gallery hours: Sunday, October 15th 10am to 2pm
The Caetani Centre is currently hosting mixed-media artist Roberta Pyx Sutherland or "Pyx" for a two week residency. The work created during her stay will be celebrated with a weekend pop-up exhibition.
This exhibit will focus on large scale drawings that reflect an enduring connection to the land and kind friends in the valley. Sutherland is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, numerous private and public collections. Her recent sculpture created at the Mount Subasio UNESCO world heritage site in Assisi received the Juror's Award of excellence at the Sooke Fine Art Show.
Refreshments will be served. Reception and gallery hours are open to the public and all ages!
For more information visit www.caetani.org or call the phone number provided during office hours: Monday - Friday9am - 1pm.
October 14 2017, 6:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Powell River Kings @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
October 14 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Our Evening of Edible Elegance @ Good Samaritan Canada Heron Grove
Come take part in a fantastic silent auction, pamper your palate, and enjoy a fabulous evening with family and friends. All proceeds raised will help us build Entertaining Environments in our Good Samaritan Heron Grove Dementia Cottages.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by October 10th at 4:00 p.m. Contact Chris Smith at at the contact information provided.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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PC: The Good Samaritan Society
October 14 2017, 8:00 PM
Blu & Kelly Hopkins @ Lorenzo's Cafe
Blu & Kelly Hopkins are a songwriting multiinstrumentalist duo. Focusing on original material, their extensive repertoire lets them blend traditional and contemporary tunes into their show with a dash of humour to achieve an entertaining, exciting, yet mellow brew of good times good tunes!

The duo have shared the bill with many well known artists including, Kelly Joe Phelps, Allen Dobb, Bill Henderson, Ben Mink, Veda Hille, Jim Byrnes, Roy Forbes, Todd Butler, Valdy, Ken Hamm and Gary Fjellgaard.
October 14 2017, 8:00 PM
Music @ Match Eatery and Public House
Jeff Piatelli
October 6 & 7 at 8PM
UFC 216: Ferguson vs Lee
October 7 at 7PM
Lindsay May
October 13 & 14 at 8PM
Ari Neufeld
October 20 & 21 at 8PM
Jon & Kira
October 27 & 28 at 8PM

October 15 2017

Vernon Women's Fair @ The Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre
Come join us for the annual Vernon Woman's Fair. This year at the Vernon Lodge and conference center.

Tons of prizes, shopping-including make-up, baked goods, clothes, home decor and more.

The first 100 ladies will get a goody bag, so make sure your there by 10am, they go fast!

10AM-3PM
$5.00 Entry Fee (cash only)
October 15 2017, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ironman Golf Tournament @ The Rise Golf Course
Join us at The Rise Golf Course for the final day of the 2017 season and participate in our Ironman Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 15th. This fun, casual event will give you everything you can handle and then some with some of our toughest pin positions. Play the tee box you're most comfortable with, but if you're up for punishment, our Boom Boom tees waiting to be conquered. $100 Guests, $60 members - includes golf, cart, beverage and a guaranteed prize with at least an $80 value!
October 15 2017, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sandra Konrad Book Signing @ Bookland
Join in store on October 15 for a book signing with Sandra Konrad!
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October 15 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ramble: Mineral, Vegetable, Animal, Human @ The Caetani Centre
  • $125 for 4 sessions or $50 for an individual class
    • Mineral: Sunday September 17, 1 – 4pm
    • Vegetable: Sunday October 15, 1 – 4pm
    • Animal: Sunday November 12, 1 – 4pm
    • Human: Sunday December 10, 1 – 4 pm
To follow an irregularly winding course of growth or motion is the definition of ramble we work from in this series. Ramble is the pop-up shop of writing workshops, experimenting with a variety of topics. Participants will generate new writing in the richly creative atmosphere of the house and grounds of the Caetani Cultural Centre. Bring clothing suitable for all weather, as we’ll  be going outside for part of each session.
October 15 2017, 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cordage Workshop for Communal Weaving Installation @ Caetani Cultural Centre
for Communal Weaving Installation
With Fresh!AIR Artist Jaymie Johnson
Using local plant material, learn to make cordage that will become part of an eco-art installation inspired by weavings and webs found in nature. We will use fibres such as stinging nettle, daylily, corn husk, and more.
Come with curiosity, leave with a new skill, and participate in a public art project!
 Workshops are free and open to all ages!
For more information visit www.caetani.org or call the phone number provided during our office hours: Monday - Friday9 am - 1 pm.
October 15 2017, 7:30 PM
CBC's This is That @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents the staged version of the popular CBC comedy show This Is That on Sunday, October 15 at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

This Is That continues to be a favorite for radio listeners and comedy connoisseurs across the country. The live version grants audiences a whole new take on the show, and the experience to be part of this hysterical fabrication of fake news.
$30 Adult
$27 Senior
$25 Student

October 16 2017, 

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!

October 16 2017
SvevaFest Presents: Inspired by Sveva @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
The Arts Centre is hosting an art exhibit "Inspired by Sveva". The show will include works of art created by current ACNO members. Open for public viewing during regular Art Centre hours. (Monday - Thursday9am - 9pm, Friday9am - 5pm, Saturday9 am - 4:30pm)
October 16 2017, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Write Speak: Spoken Word Workshops for Girls (Ages 14 – 18) @ The Caetani Centre
$125.00 for 4 sessions.
Explore the history of spoken word, make a poem, and perform it in a supportive environment in this series of 4 workshops. We will experiment with our breath and our bodies to deliver words that say what we mean.
October 16 2017, 5:15 PM
Vernon Film Society: The Trip to Spain @ Vernon Towne Theatre
After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.
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
October 16 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
John McDermott Trio @ The Creekside Theatre
Tickets on sale NOW!
Box Office & Kelowna Tickets Outlets: 250-766-9309 
Or buy online: https://www.kelownatickets.com/Creekside

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families.

In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Raised on Songs and Stories, and a variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue.

A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.

Reserved seating tickets for the John McDermott Trio... Raised on Songs and Stories are $47.50 (tax and facility fees included; handling charges extra).

Showtime is 7:30pm. For more info, pics & music clips, visitwww.shantero.com or www.johnmcdermott.com

October 16 2017, 7:30 PM
Burt Cummings @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 
One of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history will peform at the Performing Arts Centre- Burt cummings
With Canada's original rock 'n' roll superstars The Guess Who, Cummings scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums including; American Woman, These eyes, Laughing , No Time, Share the Land, Albert Flasher, Star Baby, Clap for the Wolfman and many more all written or co-written by Burton.

October 17 2017, 

SvevaFest Presents: The Exhibition on Sveva @ The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
The Exhibition on Sveva and her life will be in the Allan Brooks Gallery. 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
October 17 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Traveling Oak Table Sessions for Women with Lorna Tureski @ The Caetani Centre
$225.00 for 10 sessions
Lorna Tureski lives in Armstrong with her husband and a grove of fir trees. She likes to write all sorts of things, sometimes with other people, such as the play, We’re Already Home, a collaborative project published by Wild Sage Press in 2014. Recently, Lorna has been working with Runaway Moon Theatre’s “How Did You Get Here?” suitcase puppet show project. She has an MFA in creative writing from UBCO.
In this series you will practice applying the techniques of fiction to your life stories. Bring your tales, whoppers, mythical events, birth, death experiences – anything you want to get down on paper. Or just show up and write from the prompts I give you. Learn how to breathe life into your stories.
October 17 2017, 7:30 PM
The Mavericks @ Vernon Performing Arts Centre
The genre-defying MAVERICKS are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely-praised Mono. The new collection features the core members of the group since their reformation: Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with auxiliary members "The Fantastic Four" filling out the set's brawny sound with their signature accordion and horns.
$71.25 All Seats
Doors open at 7:00pm show starts at 7:30pm
 

October 18 2017, 

SvevaFest Presents: Sveva Caetani @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
The exhibition on Sveva and her life will be in the Allan Brooks Gallery and a 1983 films of Sveva discussing her Recapitulation series. 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
October 18 2017, 7:00 PM
Kindale’s Community Living Month Dance @ The Green Pub
Kindale is celebrating the Community Living Month with a Dance Party at the Green Pub! Featuring a Live DJ: Mastar Mix.
Advance tickets only.
Tickets are $2 at the Vernon Kindale Thrift Store (3322 31 Avenue) and the Kindale Office in Armstrong (2725A Patterson Avenue). Tickets include snacks at 8:30pm and complimentary fountain pop, coffee or tea. Transportation is not provided and tickets are required for all guests.
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October 18 2017, 7:30 PM
Nashville Hurricane @ the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Chase Padgett's Nashville Hurricane on Wednesday, October 18 starting at 7:30pm. Nashville Hurricane is the first show in our 2017/18 Theatre Series.

Masterful storyteller and captivating entertainer Chase Padgett delivers the sequel to his virtuosic performance in Six Guitars, brought to our stage two years ago. Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country, this one-man play features a flurry of characters, blazing guitar work, and formidable tunes such as 'Devil Went Down to Georgia'. Slipping between mother, mentor, and the infamous guitar prodigy "Nashville Hurricane" himself, Padgett takes us on the road and pulls us through to the dark side of show biz.
October 18 2017, 7:30 PM
SvevaFest Presents: Sveva @ Powerhouse Theatre
Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with Sveva!
A commissioned play written specially for the Powerhouse Theatre by Janet Munsil and directed by Kevin McKendrick. The remarkable story and artistic legacy of a local legend comes to life on stage at the Powerhouse!
October 18 2017, 8:00 PM
Compassion Gorilla @ Lorenzo's Cafe
Compassion Gorilla has a relentless drive to translate earthy and folkloric sounds into an explosive performance fit for the modern dancefloor.  Their unique brew has been the life of wild dance parties for almost a decade, and while its music defies categorization the band keeps audiences feeling comfortably at home.
The band’s recent travels have taken them to festival stages across western Canada, including highlights at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Starbelly Jam, Robson Valley Music Festival, Northwest Folk Life, Juan de Fuca Music Festival, Victoria Ska Festival, Bella Coola Music Festival, Campbell Bay Music Festival, and Kispiox Valley Music Festival.  They also spent a long stretch of 2013 touring in Mexico, playing over 50 shows in 4 months and coming home with a new album under their belts. “Colibrís en Vuelo” features songs written and arranged on this journey.

$10 cover

October 19 2017

SvevaFest Presents: Private Showing @ The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
There will be a private showing for ticket holders. Museum will remain open from 4:30pm to 7pm. Jim Elderton film 'The Brown Bag Lectures' to run from 6pm to 6:45pmcost is $5 per person.
October 19 2017, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Teacher Appreciation Night @ Okanagan Science Centre
Free admission for teachers!
#TagATeacher
Come check out our new exhibits and learn more about our educational programs and bringing a field trip to the Okanagan Science Centre. See a planetarium show. Find out about our new program to help children with a fear of math.
Cash Bar, 19+
October 19 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Sprouted Fig
Step by step paintiing at the Sprouted Fig. 6-830pm $48 includes gourmet appies & wine from the Fig, all paint materials, aprons and loads of fun!
Tickets:
Paypal to [email protected] Email to [email protected] (use password 'painting)
Write 'Sept 15 Fig' in your message.
October 19 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Carly Reirson Live @ Bean to Cup 
Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Carly Reirson will take you on a journey through her soul and the emotions that shape so many of our own stories.
Admission is free, donations are welcome!

October 20 2017

Movies at the Galaxy Cinemas @ Polson Place Mall
With new releases every week and family favourites running every Saturday at 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas will keep you up to date on all things movie related.
Check online for details on current movies, showtimes and availability.
 http://www.cineplex.com/
 
 
October 20 2017, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Pro D Day Swim @ Greater Vernon Recreation
Join in for a fun Pro D Day swim and the admission for the donation to Food Bank.
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October 20 2017, 6:00 PM to 11:55 PM
5th Annual Little Black Dress Party @ Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre 
Vernon Women’s Transition House Society’s 5th annual Little Black Dress Party is happening Friday, October 20th at the Vernon Lodge. This women’s only event includes dinner, a silent auction, jewelry balloon pop, cash bar, and live music by The Legendary Lake Monsters.

The Little Black Dress Party is a fantastic opportunity to get your friends together, get dressed up and have a fabulous time, all in support of a great cause!
Early bird tickets available until October 6th.

New this year:
Buy tickets online
Purchase a reserved table
Pre-order wine with your ticket
October 20 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ A&E Community Consignment Market 
Step by step painting fun!
Join me for 'City Cats' just in time for Halloween.

$45 includes all paint materials, aprons and light refreshements. And of course, the upbeat and entertaining Kris Fuller!

Payment link for Credit Card in Event.
E-transfer to [email protected] (use password 'painting')
PayPay to [email protected] (write Oct 20 AE in your message)
October 20 2017, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Rock the Block @ Creekside Theatre
Rock the Block will be featuring the Okanagan's best local bands: Icelandia, Static Says, and Reason to Wake
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PC: Creekside Theatre
October 20 2017, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Live Music @ Record City
Sunday Morning String Band:
Sunday Morning String in a traditional folk/bluegrass trio from Kelowna BC Canada

Farmer The Band:
Farmer The Band are multi tasking, multi instrumentalist, indie folksters based in southern BC. Their Americana – sorry, Canadiana – songwriting and storytelling has taken the new band twice across Canada. The duo’s folk roots music fills the stage with vocal harmonies, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, percussion, and anything else that’s in arm’s (or foot’s) reach.

Tomek Maciaszek is a local, Vernon singer songwriter who retired from the punk scene to pursue a life of honest folk. Drawing heavily upon the wisdom and vocal style of Steve Earle, he continues to explore the oddities of human existence through 6 strings and the will to use them.

$10 Advance (Link coming soon)
$15 Door
All Ages
Doors @ 8, Music by 9
October 20 2017, 8:00 PM
Symphonic Rock Evolution @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre 
This incredible 23-piece Symphonic Rock Band has gained international recognition for their live show performance that has been compared to concerts by Elton John, Eric Clapton and Moody Blues.
Symphonic Rock Evolution features six lead vocalists, percussion, traps, bass guitar, piano, electric guitars, and a brass and string section. The musical arrangements take rock classics to a new level and produce an incredibly powerful sound, which is distinctive to this group. You will hear new arrangements from classic rock groups like: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Santana, The Beatles and many more.
 

Thank you