This week we'd like to draw your attention to  The Oyama fall fair event to raise funds for Oyama Community Club and also to replace Oyama Fun Day cancelled in June due to flooding. We learned about this event from our Office neighbour Ashley Graham  Mobile Mortgage Specialist with TD Canada Trust... and have it on good authority this will be a good time!  There will be a pancake breakfast, parade, farmers market and more. ( Chicken Poop Bingo anyone?)

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

Date
Event
September 23, 7:30am

Rev Limiter Endurocross @ SilverStar Mountain Resort
The Rev Limiter Hare Scramble hosted by SilverStar Dirt Bike Club, has received the National West Title status and is designated as the 4th and final round of the World Enduro Canada CXCC West Series.


PRE-ENTRY
Will be open until Thursday, September 21 at 8pm. Pay online with a credit card or PayPal account, or choose the “mail in” option to pay cash on race day.
Register Here

RACER INFORMATION
All racers are required to have a 2017 Annual or Day PN License; you cannot pre-enter without obtaining a license first. Buy a full license if you plan to race more than one BCORCS/CXCC-W in BC ($40 Online) click here. Register for a day license if you are only racing one race. Choose mail in option and pay $20 on site.
Spark arrestors mandatory and sound check for 95db.

SCHEDULE
September 22: EnduroCross - Lexi Pechout and Stephen Foord Clinics
September 23: EnduroCross - The Tap-out EnduroCross & Off-Road - Family Fun Ride
September 24: BCORCS(I) - Rev Limiter Hare Scramble

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PC: SilverStar Mountain Resort
September 23 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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.
September 23 2017, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

RespectFEST @ Downtown Vernon Association
RespectFest 2017 is a week long celebration of respect and diversity in the North Okanagan that will provide opportunities to learn about and interact with people from all different races, cultures, and religions.  Citizens of Vernon, and surrounding communities, will be invited to participate in interactive events, engage in the creative arts, and learn about the areas rich history.

Events will take place September 18 – 24, 2017 and over the course of the week are expected to attract 12,000 participants of all ages. The week-long festival marks Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and runs from September 18-24, 2017 in Vernon.
September 23 2017, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Blacksmith Class @ O'Keefe Ranch
Blacksmith Class: Hammer Workshop;
 $200.00 Max 6 participants.

Students are asked to bring safety glasses, layers of non-flammable clothes such as cotton or wool, good high top leather/work boots, and food and water for the day.

For more information and to register contact Patrick McIvor by phone or email.

 Classes are held at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch, 9380 Hwy 97N Vernon BC V1T 6M8
September 23 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Apple 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 23 2017, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

QiGong Inspired Art Workshop @ Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio
Find inner peace with gentle exercises.

Continue playfully with paint on canvas.

Jolanda has been teaching Qi Gong for the City of Kelowna for the past five years. In that time span she combined two of her interests and developed the Qi Gong Inspired Art class. In 2015 she founded Health Flows Kelowna, a business focusing on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Health Flows offers both classes and individual treatments based on a holistic approach.

Cost: $ 60.00 canvas and paint will be provided
Register by the website link to EventBrite page Or by email and e-transfer to [email protected]
September 23 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 23 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.
September 23 2017, 11:30 AM

RespectFEST: Raptor Flight Demonstrations @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
After taking flight at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, the raptors are returning to Vernon for four more days in September!
September 23 2017, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hand 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 23 2017, 1:00 PM

Yoga 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 23 2017, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

RespectFEST: Raptor Close Encounter Courses @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
After taking flight at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, the raptors are returning to Vernon for four more days in September!
Shows at 2pm and 4pm!
September 23 2017, 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.
September 23 2017, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Wine and Wild Things Gala @ Sparkling Hill Resort
Have you ever worn a live snake around your neck? Been up close and personal with a hawk or an owl?
Now is your chance to step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary!
Join us for the Wine and Wild Things Gala, September 23rd at Sparkling Hill Resort. All in support of Allan Brooks Nature Centre, keep nature in our future.
Set in the spectacular ballroom at Sparkling Hill Resort the evening includes hors d’oeuvres, local wines, entertainment, desserts and of course, live animals. Among the wild things, will be the Raptors, allowing guests the chance to meet the birds up close and personal. Stuart Brown of The Bug Guys will also be present, along with his impressive reptile collection. Encounter the Wild Things and capture the moment with a photo courtesy of Image Studios.
Enjoy a glass of the local featured wine from Ex Nihilo and delicious hors d’oeuvres from both Sparkling Hill and 1609 Restaurant & Lounge, plus mouth watering desserts from Karat Chocolate & Terroir Cheese.
And don’t miss the amazing Kinshira Fire Troupe perform on the stunning Sparkling Hill Terrace.
Along with a Live and Silent Auction, Wine and Wild things will most certainly be a unique and unforgettable night out.
Get your tickets today at http://www.ticketseller.ca/1421 
September 23 2017, 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM

Patrick Alexandre @ Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
After three albums fronting dixieland swinging band the F-Holes, and one co-producing and playing upright bass with Little Miss Higgins, Patrick Alexandre recorded his debut solo album Strange New World, released in November 2015. He describes it as a collection of songs about a modern era seen through the lens of old time blues. A true do-it-yourselfer, Patrick performed most of the instruments himself, though he managed to fit an appearance from each of the F-Holes and a few other guests as well. He engineered, mixed and produced the project, all of which was done on reel to reel tape, in a century old house near his home in Wolseley, Winnipeg
September 23 2017, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Roy Forbes @ Creekside Theatre
Ticket Price: $29.00 (including all fees and charges)
Roy and his trusty Gurian guitar have toured extensively in Canada and the US over these past three decades. From the early days of small coffee houses and opening act slots with artists like John Lee Hooker, Supertramp, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Santana to eventually selling out his own shows and headlining most of the major Folk Music festivals in Canada, Roy has developed into one of Canada’s best loved acoustic performers.

Roy’s songs have always been performed and recorded by other people: Susan Jacks (of the Poppy Family), Sylvia Tyson, Matt Minglewood, Valdy and Shari Ulrich in the early days and, more recently, Shawn Colvin, Hart Rouge, Tracey Brown, Cindy Church, Laurie Lewis, Kathy Kallick, Suzie Vinnick and Norman Foote. Roy Forbes’ songs have also been used as ‘source music’ for movies and television

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September 23 2017, 8:00 PM

Live Music @ The Match Eatery and Public House

 Eat and Enjoy!

Jeff Piatelli
September 15 & 16 at 8PM
Margit Sky Duo
September 22 & 23 at 8PM
Jamesby
September 29 & 30 at 8PM
September 23 2017, 8:00 PM

Fernanda Cunha Sings Jobim @ The Vernon Jazz Club
Continuing with our Latin theme, Fernanda Cunha will be singing the Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim from Brazil. Fernanda Cunha emerged of out the rich Brazilian jazz scene to become a rising luminary in international jazz.
Doors open at 7:15 PM. CASH ONLY BAR ON SITE. Tickets $20 online at vernonjazz.comand 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).
September 23 2017, 9:15 PM

The Wheely Nawties Live @ The Green Pub 
Enjoy the live music of the Wheely Nawties live at The Green Pub! 9:15 no cover
September 23 2017, 11:55 PM

Fight Cancer Live Music @ The Kal 
 19+ event

Doors open at 12 AM - 1 AM
Bands, hip hop , and DJ's! It's an all out dance party.

Professional PK Sound and Visuals to compliment artists from around Canada and US
100% of proceeds go to two families affected by Neuroblastoma (childhood cancer)

Minimum $10 donation at door for wrist band and you get 1 free Beer!
Come enjoy an epic party with some awesome people!
September 24 2017, 8:00 AM

Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run @ Lumby Community Hall
  • The race starts behind the Community Hall on the Oval.
  • Best place to park is beside the Curling Rink and Arena off of Shields Ave.
  • If you have registered online, check-in is simple and quick. You’ll receive your race number at check-in.
  • If you have a pledge form and pledges to give us, there will be a line just for you. Remember that it’s still best to register online, and then use the pledge form just to collect pledges. Top pledge collectors will win awesome prizes!
  • Race Day registration. The registration desk closes at 8:45. We hope you don’t leave it until the last minute, but if you do, we’re still happy to have you!
They invite you to return to the Community Hall where we will have refreshments for all and a ton of great door prizes and awards to hand out. At the 2016 Prescription for Health 1 in 4 people left with a door prize! The only catch is that you need to be there in order to claim your prize. There are also prizes for top pledge collectors.
Photos for the 3km, 8km and 1km routes are at the website link provided.
Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run
September 24 2017, 9:00 AM

Okanagan Trail Events @ Predator Ridge Resort
2km, 5km, 8km

Predator Ridge is a 36-hole golf resort community in the Okanagan Valley outside Vernon, British Columbia.  Predator Ridge Resort spans 1,200 acres and is home to a community of over 600 people.  You will discover beautiful trails in a majestic environment.

The Predator Ridge Resort Run / Walk starts and finishes at the Predator Ridge Fitness Centre. Bring your swim suit and a towel to use the hot tub and pool complimentary after the event. (open to participants until 1:30pm)
Registration fees: 2km  $12 all ages, 5km $25 for adults ($12 ages 17 are under) 8km $30 for adults ($12 ages 17 are under)
Everyone gets a Brooks drawstring back pack ($15.00 value), awards and there are lots of draw prizes:)  The best part is the fun on the trails, making new friends and enjoying the great outdoors.
Check in 9:00am - 9:30am at the fitness centre
8 km 10:00am start (across the road from the fitness centre)
5km  10:00am start (across the road from the fitness centre)
2km  10:00am start(across the road from the fitness centre)
September 24 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Oyama Fall Fair Fundraiser @ Oyama Community Club
Save the date!
We are planning a fall fair event to raise funds for Oyama Community Club and also to replace Oyama Fun Day cancelled in June due to flooding.

There will be a pancake breakfast, parade, farmers market and more.
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September 24 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

RespectFEST: Adopt A Stream @ the City of Vernon
Join the Adopt A Stream Program from RDNO as they clean up the BX Creek between the Vernon Recreation Centre & 30th starting at Hidden Park - This event marks International Rivers Day, the last Sunday in September. Please register to insure enough vests and gloves are provided.
Register: RDNO 250.550.3684
September 24 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kidney Walk - Vernon/North Okanagan @ Polson Park
Register now at kidneywalkbc.ca

Day of event, registration begins at 9am.

Kidney Walk is an opportunity for patients on dialysis, organ transplant recipients, their families, living donors, the medical community, and the public to come together to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and organ donation. Bring your family and friends and make a tangible difference in the lives of the 1 in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease. Each step is part of our collective passion to create a better future.

Join us - your participation will help thousands of people affected by kidney disease and make a difference for those who hope for a better future while awaiting a kidney transplant.
September 24 2017, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Mystic A-Fair Psychic Fair @ Schubert Centre
Mystic A-Fair is back for fall 2017. Join us for an even bigger and better show - more vendors and psychics and a larger space! The Mystics are excited to serve you in our new home at Schubert Centre. Admission $2.00 come and go all day. Check back here often for posts from our Mystics to let you know who's doing what types of readings and healing services! Contact Alara Serait for Details contact the email provided or visit www.upliftedforlife.com
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September 24 2017, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

RespectFEST: Family Fun Day @ Caetani Cultural Centre 
Wednesday September 20th: 1920’s Games for Kids & Historic Tours for Adults.  Tour starts at 5:30 and we will run childrens activities till the tour ends.  Sack races, marbles, tops, and a creative project outdoors rain or shine.
Sunday September 24th12-4pm
Bring the whole family for RespectFest related displays and activities on the grounds.  Paint a rock for our Caetani Community Art Project Installation, learn about water purification with Valhalla Pure Outfitters, learn about indigenous plants with Back to Earth,  join the CedarBridge School for activities, Gypsy Jay will be doing hennas for a fee,  take fun images in our photo booth, and let the kids be entertained by ItsyBitsy Music Together.
Live Music from Betty Johnson and the Aaron Loewen Trio runs 2-4 p.m. 

Cordage Workshops with Jaymie Johnson:
We are pleased to welcome for both events, our current Fresh!AiR artist resident, Jaymie Johnson joining us from Vancouver, BC. Jaymie will be hosting youth and adult cordage workshops on the grounds of the Caetani Centre throughout both of the RespectFest events.
September 24 2017, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2nd Annual Petador Classic Dog Golf Tournament @ Predator Ridge Golf Resort
Our second annual pet friendly golf tournament returns; where you & your dog can compete to win great prizes.
Expect a day of fun, treats, obstacles, photo ops and some pools on course for you & your four-legged friend to enjoy.

PROCEEDS will be going towards Paws it Forward Dog Rescue in Kelowna.
GOLF WITH YOUR DOG OPTION
FORMAT: 9-hole shotgun golf with your dog event with Barking BBQ afterwards
COST: $70/person*
INCLUDES: Beer & BBQ lunch, 9-hole green fee, power cart
TIME: 2:00pm shotgun start

PET FRIENDLY SCAVENGER HUNT OPTION
FORMAT: Enjoy the fun of our scavenger hunt with your pet with Barking BBQ afterwards
COST: $35/person*
INCLUDES: Beer & BBQ lunch*, scavenger hunt registration
TIME: 3:00pm start

Advanced Registration Required. Register online.
For more details, please contact Carmen Lindsay by email at: [email protected]

September 24 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Betty Johnson and Aaron Loewen Trio @ Caetani Cultural Centre
The show begins at 2:00 pm; RAIN OR SHINE and a selection of refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is by donation ($10.00 recommended donation for adults, $5.00 for Caetani members and kids). Memberships will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds go directly to the artists and toward capitol improvement projects at the Centre. Parking is not available at the Caetani Centre and patrons are asked to park off site in approved parking zones.
September 24 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hear the Music Night @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre 
A night of worship led by Juno nominee & Covenant Award winning Christian recording artist, Jon Buller and special guest Robbie Down.
Hear the Music Night is the perfect opportunity for people to explore faith in an environment that is exciting, accessible, inclusive and filled with inspiring rockin’ music.

Doors open at 6pm (rush seating).

"Hear the Music is not just an event with faith-based music that points to Jesus. It is about training and developing musicians to use their gifts and talents to do good things and bring a positive message to their world.”
September 25 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Vernon Farmer's Market @ Kal Tire Place
 

EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY

RAIN OR SHINE

8:00 AM - 1:00PM

And YES....STILL at.........

KAL TIRE PLACE PARKING LOT

3445 43rd. Ave.

Make It A Fresh Day!

September 25 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mini Artists @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
Calling all young creatives! Join us on the last Monday of every month for a diverse exploration of art-making materials and art processes through age-appropriate art activities. We invite parents and guardians to bring their little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making with non-toxic materials in this fun and social program that encourages creative self-expression while developing fine and gross motor skills and sensory awareness. All are welcome to create, and make sure you dress for mess! Parents must accompany children for the duration of the session, admission is by donation. For more info please contact our Education Coordinator Kelsie at or email her at the contact information provided.
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September 25 2017, 5:15 PM

Vernon Film Society: A Quiet Passion @ Vernon Towne Theatre
Unconventional, yet iconic - Emily Dickinson was truly a woman before her time. Deeply tormented by gender disparities and her own feelings of insecurity, the American poet fought eternally to find her place in life, withdrawing entirely from social life after a crisis of faith. Through her beautiful, poetic work, Emily (Cynthia Nixon) narrates her adult life in Massachusetts, taking the audience on an emotional journey. Nixon’s intoxicating performance captures Dickinson’s fierce optimism and faith in this lyrical film, tied together by master filmmaker Terence Davies.
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
September 26 2017, 9:00 AM

Guided 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 26 2017, 10:00 AM

Family 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 26 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.
September 26 2017, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

UBC Okanagan alumNIGHTS @ The Midtown Bistro
Save the date! Join us over drinks and delicious appies while making new friends and reconnecting with old ones at a local favourite in downtown Vernon called Midtown Bistro. Come with your alumni friends or come alone, we're making it easy to meet new people by playing a networking game and giving out fun prizes.

This event is perfect for alumni who are looking to build their Okanagan network, practice their networking skills on peers, build confidence at social events or just make new friends.

Registration is now open!

Cost: $10, includes one drink (alcoholic or non) and a selection of delicious appies where ingredients are locally-sourced and made with love!
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Okanagan alumNIGHTS are a series of casual alumni networking events, usually in the Fall of each year.
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The 2017 series includes:
Sept.14 Kelowna at Oak + Cru Social Kitchen and Wine Bar
Sept. 26 Vernon at Midtown Bistro
Sept. 28 Penticton at Brodo Kitchen
September 27 2017, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Vernon Women in Business-Leadership Conference @ Vernon Golf & Country Club
Registration 8.00am – 8.30am
Conference: 8:30am–4:30pm
Wine & Appies: 4:30pm–6:30pm
Vernon Golf and Country Club ● Vernon, BC

Tickets:  Early bird:  $109 members / $129 non members
October 1st to conference:  $129 members / $149 non members

The 2017 Vernon Women in Business Leadership Conference takes place at the Vernon Golf & Country Club on Friday, Oct 27th. This year’s speakers include Faith Wood (a communications and presentation specialist), Leslie Davies (an expression and style expert), and Andrea Lindal (owner and operator of Lexabi Communications – a Digital Communications Firm that specializes in Social Media).

September 27 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Simple Machines @ Okanagan Science Centre 
Ramps, levers, pulleys, and more!  What can you create?
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
September 27 2017, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Twin Bandit & Oliver Swain @ Record City 
Twin Bandit is Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott. Together they bring you an intimate folk/roots performance with strong harmonies & original songs.

Oliver Swain has been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment.

$10 Advanced @ okomfest.com/smg-tickets
$15 Door
Doors at 7, Music at 8
ALL AGES

September 28 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
September 28 2017, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Playing 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 28 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Getting 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 28 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Paint & Sip @ Your Dollar Store With More
Autumn Fireflies Step by step painting with Kris Fuller of 123 Artful! Join me for fun, fall painting. $40 includes all paint materials, aprons and light refreshments. Buy tickets at the link below or Etransfer to [email protected] Use the password 'painting'
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September 28 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Preserving Summer's Bounty @ Schubert Centre 
Want to learn how to make fermented vegetables? How to brew your own Kombucha? Use a solar cooker? Find out about dehydrating produce? Or learn more about juicing? Did you grow loads of veggies and need to know how to store them? Want to learn it all for free?? Come check out our preserving skill share demonstration night! :-)
September 29 2017, 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Ignite Health and Wellness Retreat @ The Castle on Swan Lake
This event will inspire you, push you, pamper you and move you with presentations and activities lead by Leah Goldstein, Lori Moger and an incredible line up of motivating women. Register below to secure a spot for the women’s weekend like no other.
September 29 2017, 11:00 AM

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/
September 29 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Senior 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 29 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Science of Fire @ Okanagan Science Centre 
It will be a flaming good time as we examine the nature of fire in a safe and supervised environment.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
September 29 2017, 5:00 PM

10th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars @ Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre 
Tickets are now on sale and voting has officially begun for the 10th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars! This year's event will be at the Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre and includes a 3-course dinner. All proceeds will go to support the North Okanagan Hospice Society.
Early Bird Tickets: $99
All Tickets: $120 (after September 15th)

Tickets go on sale August 16, 2017 at 9:00 am.
September 29 2017, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Roll Out the Barrels @ Gray Monk Estate Winery
Enjoy an extravagant wine paired dinner with Founders, George & Trudy Heiss as they celebrate 35 years of crafting fine wine, 45 years of farming the vineyards and 55 years of marriage.

For your entertainment pleasure, enjoy the much loved, longtime favorite songs by Felix Possak.

Expect the wine to be amazing, the food to be superb, the view to be dazzling and the evening to be memorable!

$120/person including tax and gratuity
Contact Melanie at [email protected]
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September 29 2017, 6:00 PM

FREE Taiko Drumming Workshop! @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
To celebrate Uzume Taiko's return to Vernon, they will be hosting a basic Taiko drumming workshop using student teaching drums on Friday September 29th from 6:00 - 7:00pm. Ages 10+ are welcome to come feel the excitement of this ancient music and martial art form with your whole body.
Learn drills covering some basic drum sticking techniques and movements of this powerful drumming style. Unleash your inner drummer while sweating and having lots of fun. Please wear comfortable clothing like yoga or gym attire that isn't too loose fitting. Sticks, drums and stands provided; no musical experience required. Water and towel are at your discretion; however, strongly recommended.
Admission is free and open to adults and ages 10+. Call Ticketseller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) to register!
September 29 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Booksmack! @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Fast, furious and fun, get ready to get smacked with a whack of fantastic book recommendations from our panel of readers! Join us in the Marie Fleming Hall of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre to celebrate Culture Days and get your read on. Featuring a variety of local bibliophile personalities.
September 29 2017, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Art after Dark @ Vernon Public Art Gallery
Art After Dark is a soiree style party designed to cultivate the creative community in Vernon by offering a venue of art, food, drinks, a live DJ, hands-on art activities and local tastings all in one evening at Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Join us Friday September 29th, 2017 for the next Art After Dark. Tickets are $15 each and go on sale September 1st, 2017, available at the gallery located underneath the downtown Vernon parkade, and online (see below).  

Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door, but we suggest you buy your tickets in advance as this event sells out! Suggested attire for Art After Dark is cocktail party chic. Art After Dark is proudly sponsored by Woolley & Co Barristers and Solicitors and Sun FM.

Thank you