Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week - because living here is so much more than being a homeowner!

September 22 2018, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Apple Harvest Festival @ Davison Orchards
Apple Harvest Festival Every September Weekend
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 fresher than that.
 
Dates for the U-pick apple tours are September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.
Free apple tastings, fresh pressed apple juice, mulled apple cider and amazing apple treats!
September 22 2018, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Armstrong Farmers' Market @ IPE Fair Grounds
Welcome to the longest continually running Farmers' Market in British Columbia.
The Armstrong Farmers' Market is 45 years old this year and they're still going strong.
Our vendors bring the finest fruits, veggies, handcrafted goods, and baking to the market each week that they have either made themselves, baked themselves or grown themselves.
 
September 22 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Spinning Workshop @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
 This is the first workshop in a series aimed at helping intermediate level spinners become more knowledgeable, confident and proficient in the art of spinning. It concentrates on hand spinning using the Forward Worsted Draft. Students will see first hand how fibre preparation, fibre choice and drafting technique affect the characteristics of their finished yarn. With workshop #1 under their belts, students will be given a few spinning assignments to work on over the year. These assignments further cement the skills learned in the first workshop and serve as the foundation for the next workshop in the series, the Backward Worsted Draft.

Call or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
September 22 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
GLASS BEADMAKING 101 with Patricia Doyle @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
evel: Beginner
This beginner’s level workshop introduces the art and science of glass beadmaking. Using a bead maker’s torch and rods of Italian glass, students will learn basic bead shapes, decorating techniques, use of hand tools, glass theory and safety. Students will go home with many glass beads they have made. Please wear closed toed shoes and cotton clothing. A half hour lunch break will be provided. Price includes use of tools and all materials.
Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23 9:30am-4:00pm
Members $235 Non Members $250
Call 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!
September 22 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Charity Garage Sale & Scrap Tire Round Up @ Kal Tire Office
We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at the Kal Tire Vernon Office Parking Lot—1540 Kalamalka Lake Road (Not Kal Tire Place) for a day of fun, food, and shopping!

Kids and families welcome, just come out and enjoy the fun!

Got worn out, or unused tires? Bring them too! We’ll be offering free tire recycling.

If you would like more information or would like to register as a vendor, please email or call Alexa at the information provided.
September 22 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kal Tire Charity Garage Sale & Scrap Tire Round Up
Kal Tire Charity Garage Sale & Scrap Tire Round Up
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10am-3pm
Kal Tire Vernon Office Parking Lot – 1540 Kalamalka Lake Road (not Kal Tire Place)
No fee for charities or non-profit garage sale vendors. $20 fee for private vendors.
Also collecting unlimited scrap tire sizes/quantities for free recycling.
Contact [email protected] for more information.
September 22 2018, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Visit the Alpacas @ The Hathor Alpacas
33 alpacas ranging from 10 weeks to 12 years old. Teddy and Tara (two special poodles). Fibre gallery - amazing & unique yarn & alpaca products. Special sale prices for "Visit the Alpacas" day. On the corner of L&A Road and Rugg road.
September 22 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mosaic River Unveiling @ Cenotaph Park
As part of Canada 150 celebrations, over 250 community members participated in more than 1000 hours to help create the 48 metres long Mosaic River under the artistic instruction of Gabrielle Strong.

There will be an opening prayer and smudge ceremony by Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) Elder, Mollie Bono, followed by speeches from the artist and representatives from the Downtown Vernon Association and The Social Planning Council as well as dignitaries (TBA).

At approximately 10:30 am, there will be a 90-minute performance from Kelowna-based country singer-songwriter, Michael Daniels to celebrate.

This project was funded by the Government of Canada. This is a free event open to the public.

Cenotaph Park is located at 30th St. & 31st Ave.
September 22 2018, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hamburger/Hotdog Sale @ Downtown Safeway
Yummy Hamburgers & Hotdogs with a beverage! Everyone welcome to come support this amazing event!
September 22 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bocce Tournament @ Predator Ridge
What better way to spend a Saturday than with a drink in one hand and some serious bocce ball throwing in the other?  Come to join us for our first ever bocce tournament, hosted in partnership with the Greater Vernon Bocce Tournament.

Get yourself a bocce partner, come and enjoy a day of bocce, great food & prizes and lots of laughs. All are welcome.

This tournament is a proud supporter of the "Ride Don't Hide" charity for Canadian Mental Health. Partial proceeds from the tournament will go towards raising awareness against the stigma of mental health and providing local services to those families who suffer from mental health in the Greater Vernon Area. Come out, play with your balls and support a great charity!

 

EVENT DETAILS
DATE:  Saturday, September 22, 2018
TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm with the final match to follow (check-in outside of Member Services by the Clubhouse)
COST: $80/team of 2 (everything in) includes BBQ lunch
REGISTER: Advanced registration required. Register online at the website linkprovided.
September 22 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Shocking Static @ Okangan Science Centre 
It’s a hair-raising experience as we learn about static electricity!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
 
September 22 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Artist Talk @ Vernon Public Art Gallery
Members of the Vernon Photography Club will provide an artist talk and presentation on the current exhibition “Spirit of the Lens” currently on view at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Admission by donation.
September 22 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint Night @ Little Tex
“Meow Meow” Adult/Youth (age 8-18) DUO $60 includes BOTH tickets, 2 canvas, all paint materials, aprons & fun! Come early for supper...join us for a creative night out
September 22 2018, 3:00 PM
Paint Party Bus - Flickering Flames @ Oyama Lake Eco Lodge
This is a *special event* located on Oyama Lake. We've turned our bus into a Paint Nite studio and would love to have you all come up and join in on the fun. Come up early and take a tour around the lake. There are 27 islands to explore and we have a variety of canoes, kayaks, pontoons, paddle boards and boats for rent. After the event we will have a communal Bonfire with hot dogs, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.
Want to drink all the drinks and not have to worry about making the trip back home? Don't worry, we have a variety of cabin and tenting options that range in amenities. Visit us at www.Oyamalake.com for more information (Cabins and tent sites book up fast so be sure to call early if you plan to stay the night! On weekends we have a 2 night min on cabins unless you are camping)
Message Nickie (Your Oyama Lake artist) with any questions at the info provided.
*Please note that this event is located 25 minutes up a logging road from the town of Oyama. The road is bumpy and we recommend having a 4x4 vehicle (I have seen an Audi, smart car and a BMW make it up, but not recommended)
September 22 2018, 3:00 PM
Commonage Cup Tennis Tournament @ Predator Ridge
Join us for our 1stannual Commonage Cup in the new tennis facility in Commons Park at Predator Ridge.
The event will be similar to the Fed Cup and Davis Cup and is open to all Predator Ridge Homeowners and guests.
Teams will be divided into two geographic zones within Predator Ridge.  The zones will be determined based upon the overall response to the event.
Each team will have pairings of Mixed Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Men's Doubles in the 3.5 category and below and in the 4.0 category and above.  Individuals can play in the Mixed Doubles as well as the Ladies Doubles or Men's Doubles.  The winning team will be the team that wins the most matches in the six categories.
EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Friday, September 21 & Saturday, September 22, 2018
TIME: First game starts at 3 pm on Friday
WHERE: The Tennis Facility in Commons Park
COST: $99/person (everything in!)
INCLUDES: A tournament t-shirt and a Beer & BBQ lunch on Saturday
REGISTER: Advanced registration is required. Please register no later than September 10, 2018.  Registration available online only at the website linkprovided.
 
If you have any questions about the event please call Carmen Lindsay at the phone number or email provided.
September 22 2018, 7:15 PM
Movies @ The Starlight Drive In 
OUR FINAL WEEKEND OF THE 2018 SEASON! SHOWING 2 NIGHTS ONLY!
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Rated  G ~ Shows at 7:15PM

~ PLUS ~
ANT-MAN & THE WASP
Rated PG ~ Shows at 9:15PM
Gates open at 5:30pm
Box Office & Concession open at 6:00pm
We reserve the right to open the Gates & Box Office earlier.
September 22 2018, 7:30 PM
Train Wreck Comedy Presents: Eddie Della Seipe @ Creekside Theatre
Eddie Della Siepe is a stand-up comedian & podcaster originally from Toronto, Canada currently based out of Los Angeles, California.

Eddie has made appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival both in Montreal and Toronto in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He has appeared at Sketch Fest in San Francisco in 2017, has been featured on Hulu's stand up series Coming To The Stage, and has also performed on Just For Laughs All Access, hosted by Chris Hardwick. Eddie has made a name for himself in the U.S. by hosting his podcast, Barely Friending, which has hit as high as number 4 on the iTunes comedy charts.
Website Information
September 22 2018, 7:30 PM
Eddie Della Siepe - Presented by Train Wreck Comedy @ Creekside Theatre
Show time: 7:30pm
Cash bar and concession
Eddie Della Siepe is a stand up comedian & podcaster originally from Toronto, Canada currently based out of Los Angeles, California.
Eddie has made appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival both in Montreal and Toronto in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He has appeared at Sketch Fest in San Francisco in 2017, has been featured on Hulu's stand up series Coming To The Stage, and has also performed on Just For Laughs All Access, hosted by Chris Hardwick.
Eddie has made a name for himself in the U.S. by hosting his podcast, Barely Friending, which has hit as high as number 4 on the iTunes comedy charts. In just over 2 years the Barely Friending Podcast has hit over 1 million downloads; with fans all over the United States and Canada. The Barely Friending Podcast is also regularly featured on the iTunes comedy podcast page.
His Canadian TV appearances include a 30-minute stand up special on CTV and JFL All Access on CTV/Comedy Network. Eddie has also been one of the regulars on the hit show Video On Trial on Much.
September 22 2018, 9:00 PM
Shawn Lightfoot Band @ The Green Pub
Join our extremely popular Shawn Lightfoot Band for an evening you won’t forget. This band will have you dancing the night away on the Green Pub’s dance floor!
Time: 9pm-1am
Cost: FREE

September 23 2018, 8:30 AM

MIFSC Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Hillview Golf
Come to Hillview Golf for the MIFSC Golf Tournament Fundraiser Sunday, September 23. Supporting the Mental Illness Family Support Centre, providing support, advocacy, and education for families affected by mental illness. $55 per player and the deadline to register is September 13. 9 holes and dinner, games and prizes! To register contact the Mental Illness Family Support Centre at the phone number provided.
September 23 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Okanagan North Kidney Walk @ Polson Park 
Registration 9am
Walk starts at 10am

Every year, thousands of volunteers and participants gather at Kidney Walks in communities throughout BC & Yukon to raise awareness and funds for those affected by kidney disease. Patients, caregivers, medical professionals, family members, and other caring and compassionate individuals participate in the Kidney Walk to help support innovative and ground-breaking research projects and to offer crucial programs and services to the thousands of people living with kidney disease. Last year more $348,000 was raised to better the lives of people living with kidney disease throughout BC & Yukon. This year our goal is higher $400,000. We need your help to make this happen!
September 23 2018, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
NOTRA 28th Annual Ride-A-Thon @ Coldstream Ranch
Join us for our 27th Annual Ride-A-Thon!

• Registration begins at 9:00am – Ride starts promptly at 10:00am
• Approx. 3 hour ride (at a walk). The route is flagged and mapped so riders can set their own pace.
• FREE registration for riders who collect $80 or more in pledges ($200 or more for families) – *with no pledges raised the fee is $40/individual and $100/family
• FREE t-shirt for riders raising over $100 in pledges ($20 value)
• For every $20 in pledges raised your name is entered for the Grand Prize Draw
• Prize packages for the most pledges brought in by the Top 2 adults & youth (18 & under) & for the top 2 poker hands
• Post-ride BBQ lunch
• Door prizes
September 23 2018, 1:30 PM
Annual Golf Tournament Wind Up @ Village Green Pub
The Royal York Golf course will be hosting the Village Green Hotel’s Annual Golf Tournament. We will end the day with prizes and dinner at the Green Pub. Sign up at the Green Pub – spaces are limited
Time: 1:30pm
Cost: $50
September 23 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Outboard Waterfront Pub
Paint & Sip at the Outboard Waterfront Pub
Painting Bold Red

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun.
Join 123 Artful for a creative afternoon.
Run your own tab at the Outboard Waterfront Pub.
September 23 2018, 7:00 PM
The Three Bs! @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

Single Tickets not on sale.

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

Save BIG when you book in the first 3 rows

Guest Artist:       Jane Coop – Piano 

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066, C major
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 37, C minor
Brahms Serenade No.1, op.11, D major

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms… these three composers are so renowned they have their own moniker, The Three Bs! Our opening night will turn the musical pages across three centuries of orchestral magic: Bach’s sparkling textures from the Baroque era, the drama of Beethoven from the classical era and the lush warmth of the romantic Brahms. Canada’s preeminent interpreter of classical piano, Jane Coop, will make our Steinways sing.

 

September 24 2018, 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 24 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
The Fine Art of Printing without a Press with Gail Short @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Students will be presented with a more in-depth coverage of the basic watercolour theories and techniques that they learned in beginners classes. This class is a re-enforcement of basics with some new info and techniques to help students hone their skills. In-class demonstrations, discussions, critiques and hands on assignments will guide the student to developing their own style with this magical medium. For a list of supplies, contact the Arts Centre.
(10 classes)
Mondays, September 24 to December 10 (no class October 8 & November 12)
6:30pm-9:30pm
Members $300 Non Members $315
September 24 2018, 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Youth Theatre Program | Ages 7-10 @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In these programs, students will be introduced to acting techniques and theatre skills – improvisation, character building, script analysis, creative movement, and vocal work. These young artists will work together to create, collaborate and direct an original piece of theatre for the holiday season.

Youth Drama Program for Ages 7-10:

 
September 24 2018, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Mountain Bike Development Clinic
This clinic is perfect for those who are new to mountain biking but have experience on a bike and are comfortable on smooth, wide open trails, gravel paths or roads. The goal of this clinic is to help the rider build their base and learn the fundamental skills of:
   -gearing and braking
   -cornering
   -riding over small roots, rocks and trail undulations
   -climbing
 
September 24 2018, 5:15 PM
Okanagan Screen Arts Society Presents: The Seagull @ Vernon Towne Cinema
At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingenue Nina.
Hosted by Okanagan Screen Arts Society
Tickets: regular price $8;  members $6  debit/credit card accepted 
Tickets Available at: Expressions of Time and Box Office
Wine Bar: $5 cash only
September 24 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Squires Four Pub
Paint at Squires Four Pub
Painting 'Evening Wheat'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun! Run your own tab at Squires.
September 24 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Mexican Fiesta @ Community Baptist Church
Mexican Fiesta
It’s always a party in Mexico! In this class John will show you how make his ‘go-to’ Mexican spice blend and create a delicious Mexican meal without the carne (meat). Arriba!

Vegan Cooking Workshops with Chef John
Under the guidance of Chef Hong Lac, Chef John discovered a whole new world of food and flavours working as a vegetarian and allergy sensitive Chef. Now with his own business, Chef John aims to introduce people to new ingredients, recipes and to re-introduce people to cooking from scratch. His goal is to teach people that with a little planning, simple spice blends and whole foods that you can put fast, delicious, healthy meals on the table day after day.

These classes are run as a ‘watch and learn’ (demonstration) style. A minimum of 3 courses are included (depending on the theme) along with a drink. Classes include samples, take home recipes, a lesson on knife skills and a discussion around whole food plant based nutrition. Recipes are free from gluten, dairy, artificial ingredients but full of flavour!
All classes are at the Community Baptist Church, 4911 Silver Star Road.
September 24 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
More Water Colour with Gail Short @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Students will be presented with a more in-depth coverage of the basic watercolour theories and techniques that they learned in beginners classes. This class is a re-enforcement of basics with some new info and techniques to help students hone their skills. In-class demonstrations, discussions, critiques and hands on assignments will guide the student to developing their own style with this magical medium. For a list of supplies, contact the Arts Centre.
(10 classes)
Mondays, September 24 to December 10 (no class October 8 & November 12)
6:30pm-9:30pm
Members $300 Non Members $315
September 24 2018, 7:00 PM
Shane Koyczan @ Vernon Performing Arts Centre
Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to the changing times in the the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Downie and Leonard Cohen are to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he is often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture.
Koyczan emerges in a new wave of 21st-century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.
Koyczan’s 2018 Fall tour is presented by the Kootenay Concert Connection, and is coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24 at 7;30 p.m. Tickets go on sale April 13 at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. All seats reserved and priced at $32.50. For more information go to

September 25 2018, 1:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Toonie Tuesdays in September @ O'Keefe Ranch
Every Tuesday in September admission will be $2.00 for all ages.
September 25 2018, 9:00 AM
Mural Tours @ Downtown Vernon
Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys, and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA), 3009-32nd Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 am, June 1st to September 28th. Limited to 20 per tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca or at the door for $5.00 cash only please.

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).
 For more information contact the Downtown Vernon Association at the information provided, [email protected] or the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 250-542-3142, [email protected]
September 25 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Writing Through Grief with Janelle Hardy @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Writing Through Grief is about witnessing and allowing for the full range of feelings that come with loss.
It’s hard to grieve fully and deeply when grieving is not honoured or supported, and when the people and culture around you feel so uncomfortable with your feelings and their own. How do we grieve when we’ve never seen anyone go through a healthy grieving process? How do we grieve when we can’t cry around our loved ones? How do we grieve when we don’t know how?
Writing Through Grief is a discovery of the beauty that comes on the other side of grief. The sparkling moments of joy and connection, all of which are only possible because of the grieving that has been done – the crying of tears, the anger, the sadness, the acceptance of how unfair life can be. It is through honouring our grief that we come to understand and honour our joy better.
In this series we’ll use a writing circle format with creative writing prompts to explore and move through your grief in a deep, kind and joyful way.
September 25 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tuesday Harvest Tours @ Davison Orchards
Want to have a u-pick experience and miss the weekend crowds? Tuesdays in September and October we're offering tours designed just for you. September is u-pick apples and October is u-pick pumpkins. Tours run at 10am and 11am
 
September 25 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ Little Tex
Paint & Sip at Little Tex
Painting: 'Beach Signs'

$40 includes all paint materials, aprons and fun! Join 123Artful for a creative night out.

Run your own tab at Little Tex.
September 25 2018, 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Build Your Bottom Line by Becoming Financially Literate @ Schubert Centre
In the workshop you'll learn how to:
• Read Financial Statements
• Evaluate Financial Performance of the Business
• Utilize Financial Information to Identify Strengths, Weakness and Opportunities to Increase Profitability and Cash Flow.
• What do banks look for when you approach them for financing?
• Create a “Scorecard” Using Ratios and Industry Benchmarks
Cost is $25 cash at the door, net proceeds of the evening to be donated to Nepal One Day at a Time
September 25 2018, 6:45 PM
Vernon BMX Tuesday Night Races @ Ranger Park
Are you a Vernon BMX fan? We know you are! Follow our schedule and come on down to our next race. We’ll save a seat for you! Make sure you and your family don’t miss out on our next fun and exciting race night. Check out what other events we have coming up and join us soon. We know you’ll have a great time!
Vernon BMX holds practices every Monday night except on Statutory Holidays. We race every Tuesday night (weather permitting.) Registration is 5:45 - 6:30 pm.  We try our best to start racing at 6:50 pm for 1/2 trackers and Full Track motos start immediately after.
September 25 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Trivia Tuesday's @ The Longhorn Pub
Every Tuesday, your Tremendous Trivia host Geoff Trepanier brings you and your friends a challenging and entertaining evening of general knowledge trivia, Name That Tune, laughter, fun, and prizes! Who will win the coveted Tremendous Trivia trophy?

Registration and warm-up activity is at 7:30, and the trivia starts shortly after. It's free to play!
Rotating drink specials and share plates just add to the festivities of the lively pub, voted Best Pub in Vernon in 2017!

There are regular random t-shirt draws for participating teams. So, get your friends together and reserve a table by calling 250-542-9222, or just come on down. Make The Longhorn Pub your weekly trivia night destination!

September 26 2018, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Mountain Bike Development Clinic @ Predator Ridge
Novice/Intermediate: This clinic is perfect for those who have some trail riding experience, including easier level single-tracks, but want to become more confident riding trail sections with bigger challenges including larger grade changes, roots, rock and other features.
The clinic aims to help learn skills to help ou build and strengthen your fundamental skills including:
  -keeping an efficient cadence
  -cornering
  -making it up steeper climbs
  -becoming more confident on descends
September 26 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Joining Hands @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Joining Hands assists and provides adults living with disabilities varied opportunities to explore and develop their artistic abilities with other people of common interests.
The project accommodates beginner, emerging and established artists, giving them the opportunity to be a part of something tangible in their community through artistic and creative expression.  Every person should feel a genuine sense of purpose and belonging and be given the opportunity to actively participate and contribute to their community.
WHEN: The program takes place every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00amto 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.
HOW TO JOIN: New participants and their support are always welcome to come in on Wednesdays or Fridays to meet the program coordinator and observe the program.
For more information or if interested in participating in Joining Hands, please contact Hannah Woodhouse at the number provided or drop by the Vernon Community Arts Centre.
September 26 2018, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Moga: Mom and Baby Yoga with Leah Green @ Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio
MOGA is the yoga community for strong moms and super babies. MOGA Moms is now in Vernon and has teamed up with Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio to bring you MOGA Mom & Baby Yoga!

Yoga offers stimulation for the body and mind; it strengthens muscles and encourages flexibility. Our Mom & Baby Yoga series is great for those recovering from pregnancy and childbirth! By joining our Mom & Baby yoga classes, you are caring for your own physical and mental health without leaving your little one behind. In fact, our yoga classes and instructors integrate baby into the movement, so that your little one bonds with you while helping you strengthen those muscles (babies aren’t exactly light!).

Our Mom & Baby Yoga series is suitable for all moms and babies from 6-weeks-old to pre-crawling. No previous yoga experience is necessary; All are welcome at MOGA, and we offer tea and a chat after every class. No makeup classes offered for missed classes. No refunds.

Sept 19th - Oct 31st, 2018 (Wednesdays), 10:30 am - 11:30am (no class Oct 17th) with Leah Green

Investment: $90

Please email Leah to register
September 26 2018, 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 26 2018, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Seed Saving Workshop @ Vernon Okanagan Regional Library
Food Action and the City of Vernon present: Sustainability Workshop Series #4
How to save seeds from your garden, year after year.
Sam Graham will walk you through basic seed saving information and techniques. Includes a demo of how to ferment and save heirloom tomato seeds!
September 26 2018, 7:00 PM
Gogo Band w/ Wishbone Ash @ The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Legendary UK rockers Wishbone Ash with David Gogo Band! Tickets $44 www.ticketseller.ca or 250-549-7469 . Come and rock with us!
September 26 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vernon Permaculture Community Meeting @ Vernon Library 
Vernon Permaculture is a fun, casual, open meeting of folks interested in Organic Gardening, Sustainability, Alternative Solutions and all things Permaculture.

We meet the last wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at the Vernon Public Library.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

OUR 2018 Schedule
February 28 - Garden Herbs for Health w/ Jana
March 28 - Seed Starting w/ Josephine
April 25 - Guerilla Gardening w/ Gord
May 30 - BioChar w/ Dave
June 27 - Composting w/ Keli
July 25 - Legalization w/ Tyler
August 29 - No Meeting
September 26 - Mycology w/TBD
October 30 - Remediation w/ Dave
November 28 - TBD
December - No Meeting
September 26 2018, 7:30 PM
Blues / Rock Spectacular @ The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Kootenay Concert Connection presents:
Blues / Rock Spectacular
With England’s WISHBONE ASH and Special Guests, The David Gogo Band!
$51.00 All Seats
One of England’s most iconic bands, Wishbone Ash will be on tour this fall in B.C. and the Vernon Performing Arts Centre will host both Wishbone Ash and Canadian bluesman David Gogo and his band on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Wishbone Ash has recorded 24 albums since their inception in 1969, in Torquay, Devon England. Those albums include Wishbone Ash, Pilgrimage, Argus, There’s the Rub, New England, Live in Paris and the recent “Power of Eternity.” These albums and many more have spawned some of the band’s most beloved hit songs such as, Throw Down the Sword, The King Will Come, Warrior, Blowin’ Free, Phoenix, and Persephone just to name a few.
Wishbone Ash are noted for their extensive use of the harmony-twin lead guitar format which had been attracting electric blues bands since Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page had played together in the Yardbirds in 1966. Their contributions helped Andy Powell and Ted Turner to be voted “Two of the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History” (Traffic Magazine)

September 27 2018, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Adams River Salmon Run Tour @ The Schubert Centre
Bus leaves 10:00am, returns 5:30pm approximately
Lunch @ Quaaout Lodge (not included)
Tour at Tsutswecw Provincial Park - Adam's River to see the salmon.
Coffee in Salmon Arm and calling into The Armstrong Cheese company
Non-Members $35 Members $30
September 27 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Introduction to Memoir Writing with Janelle Hardy @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In this series you’ll bring any sort of tale from your personal life that you want to write down and share. Or, you’ll arrive with nothing more than a willingness to work from our in-class writing prompts.
You’ll learn how to bring your stories out of your head and memory and onto the paper in a compelling way.
September 27 2018, 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 27 2018, 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Youth Theatre Program | Ages 11-16 @ Caetani Cultural Centre
In these programs, students will be introduced to acting techniques and theatre skills – improvisation, character building, script analysis, creative movement, and vocal work. These young artists will work together to create, collaborate and direct an original piece of theatre for the holiday season.

Youth Drama Program for Ages 11-16:

September 27 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Girls Night Out @ Back to Roots
Free event. Register early.
Bring your own wine and a glass, as well as a snack to share!
One lady will win a free facial demo worth $110!
Fundraising for a wildlife sanctuary. All ladies will have the opportunity to shop at the store with 15% discounts on products, facials and massages. All profit goes to Wildlife Protection.
Register at Back to Roots store, 3011- 28 street, Vernon or by phone 778.475.0509
September 27 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday Toonie Ride @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
Explore the local trails with like-minded beginner through advanced riders who love to bike. Members drop a toonie in the bucket before the ride begins and follow a route flagged by one of our LBS.
Afterwards, there's a tailgate party complete with food from our generous sponsors. Bring a beverage to rehydrate, of course!
September 27 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Indigenous Poetry Night @ Gallery Vertigo
Join us the last Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. for indigenous poetry nights at Gallery Vertigo.
Margo Tamez and Debbra Butler aim to inspire indigenous peoples in the North Okanagan to connect with their ancestral tradition of storytelling by participating in the indigenous poetry nights at Gallery Vertigo which are held the last Thursday of each month,
“Poetry for us is a very important tool and method for getting down to key stories, truths and remembering,” Tamez added. “Memory, globally, is a big area of social inquiry. The value of human memory, that’s something important to capture and nurture. For indigenous peoples to be able to uncover what happened to us, that’s very important for creativity.”
Margo Tamez, of Apache origin born and raised in southwestern Texas, moved to the Okanagan in 2010 to teach and contribute to the expansion of UBCO’s indigenous studies degree program.
Debbra Butler, who is of Thompson indigenous ancestry from Lytton, B.C. attends UBCO, seeking a Bachelor’s Degree, Majoring in Indigenous Studies.
“Art influences health and well-being. People can sort of recreate their lives through self-determination,” Tamez said. “We want to create a safe space for indigenous peoples who want to craft their voice and vision through poetry and creative writing.”
September 27 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paint & Sip @ The Outboard Pub
Paint at the Outboard Waterfront Pub
Sept 27
6-8pm
Painting 'Sunflower Barn'

Step by step fun. $40 includes all materials, aprons and fun.

Run your own tab at the Outboard Pub. Come early for dinner!

September 28 2018, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

2nd Annual KTM Adventure Rally Canada @ SilverStar Mountain Resort
KTM Canada is proud to release the information concerning their 2018 annual Canadian Adventure Rally in Silver Star Mountain, BC. Open to all motorcycle brands over 600cc, the 2 to 3 days KTM Navigation Rally will be tailored to suit all rider abilities with its 3 different classes to cover all motorcyclists’ interests from long distance adventure touring riders to off-road adventure riders.
Teams of 2 to 4 riders will be welcome to take upon the challenge of navigating across the Canadian Western Mountains while following our GPS route and staying as close as possible to the total millage.
 
In addition this year, there will be special tests added to the course. For 2018, the route will start and end at the beautiful Silver Star Mountain resort in BritishColumbia. The incredible outdoor playground that Silver Star Mountain has to offer will be put to good use by welcoming over 200 riders. Diverse and exciting routes await all types of riders from everywhere.
September 28 2018, 9:00 AM
BC Sheep Federation AGM & Educational Conference @ Odd Fellows Hall
BC Sheep Federation in partnership with the Okanagan Shuswap Sheep Producers Association is proud to present 'Putting Our Best Hoof Forward' and educational conference and AGM.

Registration for the two days:
BCSF Members $90; Non-members $110; 18 Years and Under $75

Includes: two days of seminars; trade show and displays; Fleece Competition; Silent Auction; Prize Draws; Networking; Friday evening dinner; two lunches; refreshment breaks

Registration without dinner - deduct $20 from the registration fee

Meet & Greet Thursday night 7 - 9 PM

Speakers & topics:

Jennifer Woods, M.SC., Livestock Handling Specialist
- Flock Care from Farm to Fork
-Putting our Best Practices into Practice

BC Agriculture Representative
-Building Public Trust

Registration form and further details online under 'events' www.bcsheepfed.comor www.okanaganshuswapsheep.ca.

Registration deadline September 5 2018
September 28 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday U-Pick Tours @ Davison Orchards
Weekend U-Pick Tours have been so popular that an extra day has been added! Tours happen 12-4 every Friday in September at Davison Orchards!
September 28 2018, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Groovy Geckos @ Okanagan Science Centre
Learn how to handle small animals in a safe and fun environment!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members
September 28 2018, 5:00 PM
11th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars @ The Vernon Lodge
Join one of the North Okanagan's biggest gala nights - our 11th annual signature fundraiser for the North Okanagan Hospice Society - Dancing with the Vernon Stars 2018!

Mark your calendar to join in the fun and come cheer on our Celebrity Dancers as they heat up the dance floor showing off their dance moves this September in support of Hospice!

Tickets go on sale in August 2018. Watch our facebook page for all the details. Event website
September 28 2018, 6:30 PM
Date Night Beginner Jive Night @ Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio
NOT a series of lessons. Drop-in anytime. In September Fridays at 6:30 pm $30/couple. For details please contact Lorna Robb at the information provided.
September 28 2018, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Booksmack! @ Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Do you love to read? Are you always looking for new titles to pique your interest? Join our panel of wild and nerdy book lovers as they speed review their favourite reads of the past year for your delight! The Library and the Performing Arts Centre are celebrating Culture Days by inviting you to our annual evening of raucous, literary fun. Free of charge, drop-in, adults.
September 28 2018, 7:00 PM
Vernon Vipers against Wenatchee Wild @Kal Tire Place
Hockey Game Vernon Vipers against Wenatchee Wild  @Kal Tire Place
September 28 2018, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Art After Dark @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
What's better than the Vernon Public Art Gallery? Getting to be in the Vernon Public Art Gallery after hours of course! Sun FM is proud to sponsor the 11th Annual Art After Dark, taking place Friday, September 28 from 7:30-11pm! Offering a venue of art, food, drinks, music, hands-on art activities, local tastings, and current exhibitions all in one evening at Vernon Public Art Gallery, you won't want to miss this party!
Tickets are $20 each ($15 for VPAG members) and are available at the Gallery (250-545-3173), or by clicking the link. Suggested attire for Art After Dark is cocktail party chic.

Thank you