Wondering what to do?  Make our site your #holmbase for your insight as to what to do where in the North Okanagan. There is always so much going on... here is what we've learned about from our friends at Tourism Vernon! 

Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week in  Vernon BC and the surrounding North Okanagan Communities

DateEvent
September 9 2017, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PMMega Fall Garage Sale @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
It’s that time again! Join Allan Brooks Nature Centre for the Mega Fall Garage Sale!

There’s something for everyone! Drop off your donations at Allan Brooks Tues-Sun 9am-4pm. Or have it picked up by donation to Allan Brooks!

Donations Appreciated Including: Seasonal Decorations, Games, Pictures, Christmas Decorations, CD’s & LP’s, Automotive, Furniture, Books, Housewares, Linens, Sports Equipment, Toys, Tools.

Please NO clothing, magazines, dated electronics, computer monitors, printers, large appliances or Christmas Trees
Find your treasures! All money will go towards Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s educational and nature programs, help keep Nature in our future!

Call Allan Brooks at 250-260-4227 for more info!
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September 9 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMParticipACTION 150 Play List at the Walk for ALS @ Polson Park
Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday at one of our cross-country tour stops! You can find our crew in Vernon at the Walk for ALS as we challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible. Stop by to knock a few off your own list, or try a unique featured activity. Track activities online for your chance to win great prizes!

Stop by to learn more about the 150 Play List, where you can:
• Register for the 150 Play List and learn about the 150 activities
• Check a few activities off your list all at once
• Share photos of your experience on social media with the hashtag #150playlist

The Walk for ALS is the largest volunteer led fundraiser for ALS across the country, focused on local communities coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without ALS. Funds received at Walk events support Canadians living with ALS, and research investments to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease.

For more details about the Walk for ALS, visit: http://walkforals.ca/find-a-walk/british-columbia-the-yukon/ 

Not registered for the 150 Play List yet? Come register at our tour stop or sign up here: www.participACTION.com/150

September 9 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMLumby's 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival @ Lumby Public Market
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.
September 9 2017, 9:30 AMCemetary Tour @ Pleasant Valley Cemetary 
In honour of Vernon's 125th anniversary - meet some of our early pioneers & hear their history.

Tickets $10
To reserve a spot please call Nancy 250-558-4684
Presented by The Vernon and District Family History Society
September 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMPaws for a Cause @ BX Dog Park
This year Crescent Falls is participating in the Paws for a Cause SPCA walk to help fight Animal Cruelty one step at a time!! Please help support this worthy cause, while also helping to spread awareness, by either coming out and walking or by donating. There are over 42 000 animals a year that need assistance from societies like the SPCA, so please help us support this worthy cause :)

To donate go to:

http://support.spca.bc.ca/site/TR/PawsforaCause/2017PawsforaCause?team_id=28229&pg=team&fr_id=2038
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September 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMApple Festival @ Davison Orchards
September is Apple Festival month. We take the whole month to celebrate this delicious tree fruit that gave Davison Orchards it's start!
Every weekend we have family friendly u-pick apple tours. You'll learn about our orchard and one of our farmers will show you the correct way to pick apples. Find the tree you like and pick the apples that catch your eye. It doesn't get much more fresh than that.
September 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMArt Walk @ Lake Country Community Complex
For two days every September, the Lake Country Community Complex transforms into a festival of creativity.
ArtWalk attracts over 7000+ attendees and features displays of visual and performing arts from 300+ Okanagan artists, hands-on children's activities, live artist demonstrations, workshops, a live art auction and a delicious menu of food and beverages.

This year's theme is Colour Me Canada will take you on a journey across our great country as we celebrate it's 150th birthday with special exhibitions, workshops and a theme gallery. Admission for all ages is $2.
September 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMMovies @ The Towne Cinema
Vernon Towne Theatre Movie Information
FOR THE WEEK OF Sept 8 - 14, 2017
Movie show-line – 250-545-0303
THE VERNON TOWNE CINEMA
 
SAT & SUN FAMILY MATINEES
 
The Emoji Movie – 92 Mins
SHOWING 10:45AM
RATED G
 
DESPICABLE ME 3 – 90 MIN
SHOWING 12:30PM
RATED G
 
WONDER WOMAN – 141 MIN
Showing 2:15PM
Rated PG
 
EVENING SHOWS - Nightly EXCEPT Monday
 
THE EMOJI MOVIE – 92 MIN
SHOWING 5:00PM
RATED G – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
 
Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey: THE DARK TOWER – 95 MIN
Showing 6:45PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
 
WONDER WOMAN – 141 MIN
Showing 8:30PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
 
MONDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS:
The VERNON FILM SOCIETY presents:
THEIR FINEST
Showing Monday Sept 11th, 5:15 & 7:45pm
Advance tickets on sale at the Bean Scene & Towne Cinema Box Office
September 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM“Famous Figures: 125 years of Vernon History” Interactive Exhibit @ Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
Participate in a new interactive display that includes fun facts, trivia, and selfie opportunities with life size replicas of Vernon’s ‘famous’ figures. The “Famous Figures: 125 years of Vernon History” display integrates ‘famous’ figures that helped shape Vernon’s past and is in celebration of Vernon’s 125th year of incorporation. Spot a young Allan Brooks, the debonair William Fraser Cameron, the talented Sveva Caetani, among many others, and snap a selfie with your favorite. Post your selfie on facebook (#vernonmuseum), Instagram (#vernonmuseumeducation), and Snapchat (vmuseum) and view what others have posted.
 
Don’t forget to pick up your accompanying exhibit questionnaire at the front desk to test your local knowledge. Let your creative juices flow too! Those who complete the “What Were They Thinking?” insert will be entered into our draw for a Canadiana Gift Basket valued at $125! Prize draw will take place Tuesday October 3rd, 2017, with the exhibit running until September 30th.
 
Special thanks to Speedpro Signs for their partial  sponsorship of this exhibit.
 
This is a very exciting time for arts and heritage in Vernon. The Museum is on the cusp of reaching out to the greater Vernon community to garner support for a new centralized, multifaceted cultural facility. This exhibit is just a preview of what your Museum of the near future can be, and some of the new ways we will be interacting with the community. It is about beginning a dialogue on how we can be a destination for everyone who lives and comes to Vernon, a place where you can come back often and stay for a while.
September 9 2017, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PMJohnny 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.
September 9 2017, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMHand Picked Okanagan Exhibit @ Headbones Gallery 
With a wide variety of exceptional artists contributing to this exhibit, together bringing to light the multifarious social and cultural landscape, raised here in the Okanagan.
Hand Picked Okanagan runs Aug 2nd to Oct 15th at Headbones Gallery.
The Gallery is open noon -6pm Tues-Saturday 
September 9 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMPaint & Sip @ Blue Hills
Join in for 'Lily Orange' Paint & Sip at Blue Hills Lavender Farm
$40 inlcudes all paint materials, aprons and Lavender Lemonade
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September 9 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMFamily Fun Fair @ Salvation Army House of Hope
Come join in for an afternoon of fun as The Salvation Army celebrates over 110 years of ministry here in Vernon! There will be bouncy castles, carnival games, face painting, and lots of yummy snacks!
September 9 2017, 3:00 PM to 8:30 PMLet's Rally for Hospice @ Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
We are so proud of these two for pouring out the love, energy and spirit for Dancing with the Vernon Stars! Join us in supporting Okanagan Spirits Distiller Chris Burke and his wife Mindy in their fundraising event for North Okanagan Hospice House.

Let's Rally For Hospice!

Grab some team mates (It's $20 PER person but you can have as many people on your team as you have enough seatbelts for) and come to Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery at 3pm to grab your 1st clue! Each clue will lead you to a new location where you will be asked to take a picture of yourselves doing a task (to post to the Facebook event page) and then you will collect a new clue for the next location and so on. Once you have visited and posted a picture of each sponsoring location you will return to Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery for an after party, where we will have prizes for Fastest Team and Most Spirited Team as well as a whisky raffle and of course $5 cocktails, beer and food!!
Fianlly, please invite all your friends and family to join us at 6pm for the Whisky Raffle and of course further fundraising with the cocktails, beer and food!! Everyone welcome.
Thank you for joining us in supportng Chris and Mindy and their enthusiastic, joyful contribution of Dancing with the Vernon Stars and the North Okanagan Hospice House.
Tickets available on Eventbrite.com or by calling 250-549-3120
September 9 2017, 5:30 PMMovies @ The Starlight Drive In 
3 nights only!

 IT 
Rated 14A ~ Shows at 7:30pm 
(Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard)
 

Dunkirk

Rated PG ~ Shows at 10:00pm
(Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Tom Hardy)
Gates open at 5:00pm
Box office & concession open at 5:30pm
Two movies- 1 low price!
General Admission: $11.00
Seniors 65+: $7.00
Children 4 to 12: $7.00
Children 3 & Under: Free
September 9 2017, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PMMurder Mystery Show @ O'Keefe Ranch
As war rages in Europe, the little town of Adanac is devastated by a gruesome murderer. You be the detective! Walk from scene to scene around the ranch, be entertained, and try and solve the murder mystery.
The show includes a meal in the Cattleman's Club restuarant. Show runs 6-9pm, doors open at 5:30 cash bar available.
Tickets $35.95 for adults
$30 for children 12 yrs and under(+tax)
For tickets visit www.okeeferanch.ca/tours-events/calendar or by phone
September 9 2017, 6:00 PMBCHL Vernon Vipers vs Salmon Arm Silverbacks @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!
September 9 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMOpening Reception Abstract Colour Paintings @ Nadine's Fine Art Gallery
During September Heidi and Carmen Thompson will be showing their colourful abstract paintings at Nadine's Fine Art Gallery. You are welcome to the opening celebration 7-9 pm on Saturday, September 9th.
September 9 2017, 9:00 PMLast Child @ The Green Pub
The Last Child is playing at the Green Pub and there is no cover charge and the start time is 9:15pm!

September 10 2017, 7:00 AMKids Triathlon @ Kin Beach 
Register now to join us for the 4th Annual Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon on September 10th. The race is an opportunity for everyone to come and play outside, in a safe, sanctioned, organized sport environment.

The event promises to be exciting for athletes and spectators alike and includes various races and distances for all ages including the Spash & Dash for 5 & under.
September 10 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMPancake Breakfast with the Donkeys @ Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge

 

George, Max and their many donkey and mule friends invite you to join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast on September 10. Our wonderful volunteers will treat your taste buds to freshly made pancakes, delicious sausages and your choice of juice or coffee.
We will be open until 4pm and there is free Admission all Day.
All proceeds from Pancakes go to the Donkey’s Winter Hay Fund.  We are currently at 15% funded.  
September 10 2017, 12:00 PMSanta's Anonymous Society: North Okanagan Motorcycle Toy Run @ Lumby Lions Campground
Leave the Vernon Kalamalka Lake Lookout at NOON Sharp and proceed to Lumby Lions Camground for a Beer garden, door prizes, 50/50 draw and great food. In need of cash donations and educational childrens toys age 6-12.
September 11 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMVernon 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!

September 12 2017, 9:00 AMGuided Mural Tours @ Downtown Vernon
Guided Mural Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives. Suggested donation $5.00 per person.
These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.
No need to book in advance, show up that morning prepared for a 1.5-2hr walk and whatever the weather has in store.
September 12 2017, 10:00 AMFamily Harvest Tours @ Davison Orchards 
U-Pick apple tours for those with young children, or those that would rather experience u-pick during the week. These tours are geared towards 'farmers-in-training', but are enjoyed by all!

Tours start at 10 am
September 12 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PMTraveling 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.
September 12 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMPaint & Sip @ Alexanders Beach Pub
Paint & Sip at Alexander's Beach Pub Step by step painting fun! $40 includes all paint materials & aprons Tickets must be bought in advance as this venue sells out. Join me for "Okanagan Glow'
Tickets: Click the link below to pay with credit card OR Paypal to [email protected] (write Sept 12 in message) OR E-transfer to [email protected] Use password 'Painting' Write Sept 12 in message
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September 13 2017, 10:00 AMYoga with Goats @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Yoga with Goats at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch. Practice breathing, stretching, and being present, while in the company of our very curious, agile, and friendly resident Nigerian Dwarf goats.
Join yoga instructors Jennifer at 10:00 am on Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, or Sam at 1:00 pm on Saturdays, September 16, 23, 30.  
The fee is $20 per person and it includes regular admission to the Ranch. Sessions are approx. 1 hr, beginners welcome, and children are permitted with the company of a guardian. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. In case of rain the session will be moved from the grass to the pavilion. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
September 13 2017, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMFiver & Saltwater Hank with Volunteers @ Caetani House
High priestess of alt/psychedelic country songwriting Simone Schmidt (The Highest Order, One Hundred Dollars) returns to Vernon with her solo perfomance FIVER - alongside tourmate SALTWATER HANK sharing his original traditional style folk and bluegrass tunes from the North of British Columbia
The songs of Armstrong raised Liam McIvor brought to life by a backing band of backwoods traveling types - bringing a warm original sound of eclectic psychedlic post apocalyptic blues to transport you through time and space right back to where you are
Now featuring lead guitar from Tenessee raised now BC resident Brian Looney (The Civil Dead)
Hosted at the new studio space on the beautiful arts heritage home The Caetani House (read the story online if you don't know it!)

Tea vendors and more will be available
Washrooms on site

Family friendly, all ages welcome

Doors 7pm
Music starting shortly after (7:15pm)
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Tickets available at select locations announced next week

$12 presale
$15 adult
$10 student/senior
$25 family (2 adults + kids under 13)
under 13 by donation
September 14 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMFarmer Appreciation Day @ Vernon Farmers Market 
Join us for our
Farmer Appreciation Day
 
  “Enjoy Eating? Thank A Farmer!”
Featuring a March Through tribute by The North Okanagan Pipes & Drums @ approx 10:30am. Including a parade of future farmers. Everyone is welcome to join the parade in tribute to farmers. Free colouring booth for the kids, Facebook Contest and more. Showcasing Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs brought to you by the Farmers of the Okanagan PLUS everything you love about the Market….
 
Make It A Fresh Day!
September 14 2017, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMPlaying with Paint | Ages 7-10 @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Playing with Paint classes will be with Samantha Hesketh (4 classes)

Enjoy getting messy? What better way to get your hands a little dirty than to work with messy gooey paint while creating unique works you can be proud of. In this class we will work on how to put together a complete painting as well as different techniques artists have used throughout history.

Members: $100 Non Members: $115 Materials: $10

Call the phone number provided or drop by VCAC to register today!
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September 14 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMGetting the Word Out with Kristin Froneman @ The Caetani Cultural Centre
  • $175.00 for 3 sessions
Are you an artist, promoter, or an art entrepreneur who has trouble with writing words? It’s understandable if your medium is visual, and/or performance-based in theatre or music, where writing may not be your chosen way to communicate. However, whether you like it or not, writing is part of an artist’s life and is an important method of getting the word out about who you are, and what you do.
Whether it’s writing an artist statement, filling out a grant application, making a query with an art gallery or performing arts/concert space, or writing a press release or article to market yourself via the media, on your website, or through social media, knowing how to relay an effective message and being able to convey, in a simplistic way, what your art is about is an important tool to have.
Kristin, who many may know from her years working as the arts editor/entertainment reporter at The Morning Star in Vernon, will “take you through steps to write that press release, artist statement, query, or application in a way that is not convoluted and that will speak to your intended audience”
September 14 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PMPaint & Sip @ The Rock Eatery
Step by step painting fun!
Join us for a fun night of painting with local artist, Kris Fuller. Painting 'Evening Wheat'

$40 includes all paint materials, apron and an upbeat night out.
The Rock will be serving special drinks and appies for the night, and is closing for only paint nite participants.

Paypal to [email protected] 

Email transfer to [email protected] 
Use password 'painting'
Write 'Sept 14 Rock' in your message
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September 14 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMNothin' but Love Tour: tyler skyy + Erik Chirkoff @ Bean to Cup
Catch tyler skyy + Erik Chirkoff at their ALL AGES Vernon stop on the Nothin' but Love Tour in support of their new album "I now pronounce you, in love." *FREE show*
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September 14 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PMPaint & Sip @ the Rock Eatery
Step by step painting fun with local artist, Kris Fuller! Join me for 'Evening Wheat' at the Rock Eatery.
$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun!
The Rock will be serving drink and appetizer specials for this exclusive paint event as well.
Tickets via the link above or e-transfer or Paypal to [email protected] (use password 'painting' and write Sept 14 in your message)
September 14 2017, 7:00 PMCountry Icons @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

Three Country Icons on One Stage! Tribute to Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings & Merle Haggard

$40 All Ages
September 15 2017, 11:00 AMMovies 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/
 
 
September 15 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMSenior Swimming @ The Vernon Rec Centre
2pm – 4pm Seniors 65+ swim for $2! During this time the sauna, steam room and hot tub will be open.
 
 
September 15 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PMPaint & Sip @ The Sprouted Fig
Painting Fire & Stars
ALL Tickets MUST be bought in advance.
Step by step paintiing at the Sprouted Fig.
$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.
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September 15 2017, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMVernon & Area 2017 BC 55+ Games: Participants Dance Night @ The Greater Vernon Recreation
(Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm, dance at 8:00 pm. Snacks and hors d’oeuvres served at 9:00 pm)

Get ready to dance with one of the Okanagan’s most popular live acts, the Shawn Lightfoot Band. Performing a diverse range of hits covering rock to pop to country, be sure you bring your energy! Plus, special ventriloquist – Norma McKnight- has been keeping her mouth shut for years. You may have even seen her on The Comedy Network. The Norma McKnight Show blends comedy, nuance, and distinctive ventriloquism, with music and hilarious audience participation. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. A memorable and animated night you don’t want to miss!
 

Thank you

Have fun out there!
Brell.