Here we are, almost into October. 

We've past the equinox and our days are getting shorter. Change is so visible at this time of year - from the leaves to the temperature- the shift is more easily noticed I find. 

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

Events by Date

September 30 2017, 

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. 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

September 30 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Stussi Nordic Ski Swap @ Stussi Sport
Stussi Sport Nordic only ski swap is Saturday Sept 30! This is a great opportunity for you to sell off your Nordic gear that you are no longer using or have grown out of and find your next set .Drop off your gear between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm from Wed Sept 27th to Friday Sept 29th. No gear accepted on Saturday. Please note we will only accept current equipment in good condition - no 3-pin bindings or boots! Part proceeds will be donated to the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Junior Development Programs. Last year we donated over $1500 from this one event so come on out and support our aspiring athletes in their pursuit for excellence!

Ski swap runs Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

For more information on the Ski Swap please contact Stussi Sport by phone or email.

September 30 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 30 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 30 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Kayak & SUP 2-Day Demo Event @ Wood Lake
Innerspace is hosting a 2 day demo event offering HUGE DEALS on used inventory, rental boats & unique trade-ins from the summer season! Kayaks, SUP, Canoes & accessories PRICED TO CLEAR. Try before you buy & get your dream watercraft today!
Already own a kayak? Trade-ins will be considered! Bring your unit down and receive credit towards your purchase!

September 30 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Culture Days: Fused Glass Tile Workshop @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Instructed by Terry Dunstan, learn how to make your very own fused glass tile. This workshop is open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Spots are limited so pre-register today by calling or emailing the information provided

September 30 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 30 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 30 2017, 10:45 AM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
 
 
SAT & SUN FAMILY MATINEES
THE EMOJI MOVIE – 92 MIN
SHOWING 10:45AM
RATED G
 
WONDER WOMAN – 141 MIN
SHOWING 12:15PM
RATED PG
 
DUNKIRK – 107 MIN
Showing 2:45PM
Rated PG
 
EVENING SHOWS - Nightly EXCEPT Monday
 
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES – 130 MIN
Showing 5:00PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
 
DUNKIRK – 107 MIN
Showing 7:15PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
 
The Tragically Hip: LONG TIME RUNNING – 97 MIN
Showing 9:00PM – Nightly EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
 

September 30 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Culture Days: Zen Doodle Happy Art Workshop @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Instructed by Nancy Vince, learn how to Zen Doodle and create your very own Happy Art! This 1 hour workshop is open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Spots are limited so pre-register today by calling or emailing the information provided

September 30 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 30 2017, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Culture Days @ O'Keefe Ranch
Drop in on our curator Carla-Jean Stokes in the Greenhow Museum to learn more about our collection of historic photographs and how we care for them.
Check out some of our historic cameras, and take a turn with a stereoviewer. Visitors are encouraged to bring in their historical photographs and ask questions on how best to store them. We will also have a photo booth on the grounds, and we will be bringing out some of our costume collection for visitors to dress up and snap a photograph.
Culture Days activities are free with regular Ranch admission.

September 30 2017, 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Culture Days: Artist Trading Cards Workshop @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Instructed by Samantha Hesketh, design your own artist trading cards! Trade them between participants and/or leave one on our wall at the Arts Centre for the next batch of artists! This fun and interactive workshop is open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Spots are limited so pre-register today by calling or emailing the information provided

September 30 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Culture Days: Street Dance & Zumba Classes @ The Argyll School
Come to the Argyll School and bring your Friends & Family to learn Street Dance & there is also Zumba Classes apart of the Culture Days!

September 30 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 30 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Flights of Fancy @ Okanagan Science Centre 
It is a bird?  Is it a plane?  Learn all about different methods of flight!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

September 30 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Cultures Days: Family Saturday @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

Join us at the Vernon Public Art Gallery and enjoy a tour of Ancestors of the Columbia and learn about the old stories that inspired this exhibition. Artist Sheldon Louis will be a guest instructor for this session! After the tour, we will paint bold acrylic paintings inspired by nature and water in Sheldon’s signature style! This month Family Saturday is FREE to attend as it is a part of the annual Culture Days weekend.

Call the phone number provided to reserve your spot for free or pre-register online at the link provided as space is limited. All materials for the workshops are supplied.  Suggested ages 5 years old and up
PC: Vernon Public Art Gallery
September 30 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Book Launch @ Mackie Lake House
Come celebrate the publication of Peter Tassie's locally significant book “Water From The Hills” The Story of Irrigation in the Vernon District Published by the Vernon Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society, the book will be available for purchase and Peter will be on hand to discuss and sign copies.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome.

September 30 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Culture Days: Teen Drop In
The Teen Drop In program allows artists of all levels between the ages of 13 - 17 to work in a friendly studio environment with professional facilitation from our resident Youth Instructor, Samantha Hesketh. Bring your own supplies (we can supply you with the basics if needed) and come check out what the program is all about! Drop ins are welcome but pre-register is suggested so call or email the information provided

September 30 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

September 30 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 30 2017, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
O Canada @ Gray Monk Estate Winery
With glowing hearts, we are pleased to present an evening of “Canadiana Epicurean Adventures” & live entertainment.
Enjoy 5 courses that feature culinary specialties from our home and native land carefully paired with the fine wines from Gray Monk Estate.
Tickets are limited and are $139.00 per person all included.
For tickets, contact Melanie at [email protected]
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PC: Gray Monk Estate Winery

September 30 2017, 7:00 PM
Thrash Wrestling "This Means War" @ Schubert Centre
Thrash Wrestling is coming to Vernon BC to the Schubert Centre. Tickets are $15 each or 4 for $50 or $18 at the door, you can purchase the tickets at the Schubert Centre, Ebenezer's, Downtown Internet Lounge, Dollar Dollar (Armstrong), Tony O's (Enderby) and the Snac Shac (Lumby). Meet the wrestlers afterwards at Boston Pizza! Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm

September 30 2017, 7:00 PM
An Evening of Cabaret @ Vernon Elks Hall
Come out for an evening of musical performances at our cabaret style show - from Edith Piaf, to Broadway, to your favorite jazz standards - an event not to be missed! An Evening of Cabaret will have musical performances by: Danica Hardy, Heather Harker, Michael Jarzecki, Jeannine Kuemmerle, Alex MacArthur and Emily MacArthur hosted by Rick Smith! The doors will open at 7pm and showtime is 7:30pm with a cash bar. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Bean Scene, Expressions of Time and at the door.

September 30 2017, 7:30 PM
Uzume Taiko @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Uzume Taiko on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. This performance is our 2017/18 Season Opener and the Centre's 16th birthday bash!

Heart stopping choreography and thunderous rhythms, with a dose of humor thrown in for good measure, Uzume Taiko is Canada's West Coast premiere professional taiko drumming group. With choreographed physicality of the martial arts, the vibrant pulse of the O-Daiko and the rhythmic sensitivity of a jazz ensemble, the drummers of Uzume Taiko create an exhilarating experience. True to their name "Uzume" meaning Japanese Goddess of Laughter and "Taiko" meaning drum, this powerful group brings a theatrical blend to their roaring beats.

$35 Adult
$32 Senior
$30 Student
 
September 30 2017, 8:00 PM
Live Music @ The Match Eatery and Public House

 Eat and Enjoy!

Performer
Date
Jeff Piatelli
September 15 & 16 at 8PM
Margit Sky Duo
September 22 & 23 at 8PM
Jamesby
September 29 & 30 at 8PM
September 30 2017, 8:00 PM
Michael Charles @ Lorenzo's Cafe
Michael Charles musical pilgrimage began over five decades ago in his homeland Melbourne, Victoria Australia. While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland, Michael received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends in Chicago, Illinois USA.
Graciously accepting the honor, Michael Charles traveled the twelve thousand five hundred miles and took the stage with Mr. Buddy Guy. After numerous trips back and forth, Michael Charles made the monumental and life changing decision to make America his new home. Charles worked the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze, as well as touring with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins.

As always and with all Michael Charles’s performances and recordings, his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music.
$15 cover

October 1 2017, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Free Harvest Family Photo's at the Farm @ Davison Orchards
Come up to the farm and get free family photos done by Sarah Rowat in a harvest setting.

October 1 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dogbane "Indian Hemp" Rope Making Workshop
 
Have you ever wanted to know how to make your own rope? Join Syilx artist and teacher Ruby Alexis on October 1st from 11:00am-12:30pm for the Traditional Syilx Dogbane Rope Making Workshop. This Vernon Museum Field School event will include sourcing and picking the dogbane, preparing the fibre, and making the rope.
Rope made from Dogbane, a plant which grows freely in the Okanagan, was created and used by the Syilx people for many purposes, especially fishing nets, and then became a popular trade item with the early fur traders as it was renowned for its durability and strength. It was often referred to as ‘Indian Hemp.”
Call 250-542-3142 to reserve your spot for free. Space is limited.

October 1 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cultures Days: Your Symphony @ Okanagan Regional Library
An interactive concert followed by an instrument discover zoo, featuring brass instruments as part of the Culture Days!

October 1 2017, 7:30 PM
Okanagan Symphony presents VSO! @ Performing Arts Centre 
$56.25 Adult
$49.00 Senior
$26.75 Student

Repertoire:
Gioacchino Rossini WIlliam Tell Overture
Bramwell Tovey Ancestral Voices
Pior Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Op. 64, E minor

The Grammy and Juno award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will open our 58th season with blockbuster performances of Rossini's William Tell Overture and Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. We are thrilled to present the VSO with Maestro Bramwell Tovey as the embark on a tour on the BC Interior in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Tovey's new composition Ancestral Voices will show off the talents of Kwagiuth and Sto;lo Mezzo-Soprano, Marion Newman. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the VSO in our own backyard.

October 1 2017, 9:00 PM
Kman and the 45's @ The Kal
Come see the Kman and the 45's at the Kal Sports Bar starting at 9pm!

PC: The Kal

October 2 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!

October 2 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 2 2017, 5:30 PM
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society Presents: Out of the Interior & Sheila and the Brainstem @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
MONDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS
The OKANAGAN SCREEN ARTS SOCIETY presents:
A LOCAL FILM MAKER DOUBLE FEATURE SPOTLIGHT!
Out of the Interior - Showing 5:30PM only
Sheila and the Brainstem - Showing 7:30PM only
Director Q&A and Meet and Greet after each film
Advance tickets on sale at the Bean Scene & Towne Cinema Box Office

October 2 2017, 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Free Dinner with the Doctor @ Temptasian Restaurant
Join us for a free Dinner with the Doc at Temptasian Restaurant. This is a community outreach dinner where our office mission is to educate Vernon and area on how to be healthier. This talk will be focused on how to prevent Diabeties and Numbness and tingling into hands and feet. Dr. Kinakin will talk for 20 minutes after which everyone will be served dinner in a buffet style.
Please call Valley Chiropractic at 250-549-4535 to get your name on the list. Spots are Limited.

October 3 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 4 2017, 7:30 PM

The Science in Society-Speaker Series @ Okanagan College
Wildfire 2017; Causes, Consequences, and a solution to a wicked problem.
Join Dr. Lori Daniels, professor of forest ecology, forest and conservation sciences department-UBC Vancouver, as she discusses how wildfire is an essential process in the forest ecosystems, but can be incredible destructive in the wildland-urban interface.


Tickets available at the Okanagan Science Centre $7 in advance or $10 at the door

October 5 2017, 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM

United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast @ Vernon Lodge
Drive, walk or ride thru the Vernon Lodge on October 5th between 6-9amand make a donation for a fully stuffed breakfast bag!
More items, more prizes!
6am -9am or when all 800 breakfast bags are gone
All funds raised stay local and support programs for kids, families, seniors and those with disabilities.

October 5 2017, 7:00 PM
Phono Pony // Karmaduke // Bad Mantis @ Record City
Phono Pony:
An indie-strange duo, clash together in this tale of life and death on the edge of madness. Rock, pop and punk- rolled up into one.
https://www.facebook.com/phonopony/
https://phonopony.com/

Karmaduke.com:
They're groovy, they're funky, and they rock. Toe-tappin, foot-stompin, Great Dane referencing Vernonites.
http://karmaduke.bandcamp.com/

Bad Mantis:
With smokey-vocals and a blues backbone. This modern piece of nostalgia is something you can sink your teeth into.
https://badmantis.bandcamp.com/releases

$10 Advance, (link coming soon on website provided)
$15 Door
ALL AGES


October 6 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/
 
 
October 6 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Ultimate Comedy Show @ The Creekside Theatre
THE ULTIMATE COMEDY SHOW
A variety show consisting of stand-up and improv comedy, featuring some of the best acts in the world… and the most currently available. It’s more than a show, it’s a euphoric interactive entertainment experience. Once you’ve watched this show, you’ll never need to watch comedy again. If this show isn’t the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen, then you've watched it incorrectly. Many types of comedy on a wide range of topics, this show has a little something for everyone; after all, it is “THE ULTIMATE COMEDY SHOW!” This show will change your life…. life change not guaranteed.

Featuring:
ROMAN DANYLO
Star of CTV’s 'Comedy Inc.'
Creator of 'The Comic Strippers'
Featured on CBC's 'The Debaters'
For more information follow the link provided www.romandanylo.com/ultimate.htm

October 6 2017, 8:00 PM
Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths with Buckman Coe @ Record City 
Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths 'origiNation' EP Album Release Party - Vernon w/ Special Guest Buckman Coe!

• Tickets are now available and of course are limited.
• This is an all ages show.
$10 Advance, $15 Door
www.okomfest.com/smg-tickets

BIO:
No matter how many changes the music industry experiences, the one thing that always remains, is the power of a passionate live show. Caleb Hart has the ability to bring something fresh, honest and powerful every time he steps on a stage.

A natural born performer since he was a young boy growing up in Trinidad & Tobago; Hart has been taking his music across Canada and around the world to The Caribbean, Australia, USA and New Zealand full time since 2012. Along with racking up well over 700 shows in that time, he has also released 5 records, 6 singles, and won prestigious awards from Edmonton Folk Fest, the Western Canadian Music Awards and more.

Thank you