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There's always something happening in Vernon - check out our events calendar below, which is updated regularly with new events. If you can't find the event you're looking for, please refer to the Vernon Morning Star's Community Calendar www.vernonmorningstar.com or visit the Vernon Events listing at www.VernonEvents.ca

Saturday
April
25

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Swap Meet and Garage Sale @ Historic O’Keefe Ranch

The O'Keefe Ranch will be holding a spring garage sale . If you are looking for that unique collectable or piece of yard art, check out the items at the O'Keefe Ranch Garage Sale. Antiques, farm implements, and so much more!

O’Keefe Ranch
9380 Hwy 97N Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-7868
www.okeeferanch.ca

9:30 am 5th Annual Lucky 7 Team Roping - BWL Productions

FREE ADMISSION for spectators! FREE ADMISSION for spectators! First place team will receive the option of taking the 10 heifers or the first place prize monies. We are expecting the roping to be double what it was last year. Thanks to our most generous sponsors we will have the largest payout and prize lineup to date. The Louis family invites everyone to enter and come out to rope
For info on this event please contact Bobby Louis or Allysha Pomeroy (250) 308-8505 or [email protected]

Louis Estates Rodeo Arena
Westside Road Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Westside Open Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday 10am to 3pm. Jewelry, plants, veggies, crafts, flea market, garage sale, plus much more. Baked goodies and seasonal pies (different each week), also beautiful embroidered towels of all kinds, native jewelry! The Westside Open Farmers' Market is on Westside Rd, past O'Keefe Ranch, before Little Kingdom, 12 km after turnoff from Hwy 97. For more information contact Darlene at 250-260-4440 or [email protected]

Westside Rd Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Vernon Home & Leisure Show

This show is free admission to the general public.

Vernon Curling Club
3400-39th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

11:00 am to 4:00 pm International Astronomy Day Celebration

Meet a real rocket scientist Jerry Thompson will be at the Science Centre on April 25th. Jerry worked on the NASA Mars Mariner spacecraft in the 1960's ! OSC Staff will be presenting several planetarium shows and Hugh Carter will be telling stories about the constellation and the starts as well. To add to the excitement Sean Berglund will be sharing exhibits of cosmic wonder! Enter to win a free OSC Membership as well.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Need Some TLC? Taste Lake Country SOLD OUT

Indulge yourself and visit the Scenic Sip’s six wineries for their third annual multi-cultural food and wine experience.
“Taste Lake Country” will be showcasing the award winning, diverse wines of this spectacular region.
Participants will be tempted by the cultural small bites and complimentary wine tastings. This popular event is co-sponsored by Lakestone - Get your tickets early as this event sells out! Tickets – 250-766-3168 ext 201 or [email protected]

Gray Monk Estate Winery
1055 Camp Road Lake Country BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Family Saturday – Intro to Botanical Art Using Watercolour @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

Learn about Botanical Art (the art of depicting plants and flowers) using a variety of methods including painting with watercolour, stamping with plant parts and creating leaf rubbings in pencil. In this workshop we will try out each technique and then put them all together to create a finished piece of botanically inspired artwork. Family Saturday takes place on the last Saturday of each month with an art project suitable for little kids and big kids alike, at a minimal cost to participants. All materials supplied. Suggested ages 5+ • $5/members • $7/non-members.

Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm Vernon Folk-Roots Presents: Andrew and Zachari Smith

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society presents Andrew and Zachari Smith at the Vernon Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6:45, concert starts at 7:30pm. "There's no doubt that Andrew and Zach excel on their own musically but having them together, accompanying each other with drums, mandolin, dobro and pitch perfect harmonies is just spectacular" - castanet.net. Tickets available at the Bean Scene or at the door.

Elks Lodge #45
3103 30 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-1883

7:30 pm Derek Edwards: Baloney and Wine National Tour @ Performing Arts Centre

Baloney and Wine is an uproarious romp through the increasingly strange quirks of our daily routines. It's relentless and brazen, a tightly woven running commentary about human nature ... "the thinking man's coffee break." In an ever more chaotic world, Edwards remains an inimitable constant, the hilarious voice of reason. As he says, "28 years in, it's AAALLLL starting to click!" His new 90-minute stand-up comedy show ... a richly textured and enthralling 'cut above,' delivered with pace and authority. It sizzles - it pops; its Baloney and Wine. Tickets are $45 Adult.

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-7469
www.ticketseller.ca/

8:00 pm Band Blast @ Vernon Jazz Club

Three high school big bands heat up the club - all ages welcome! Tickets $5.00 ONLY at the door.

Vernon Jazz Club
3000 - 31st Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm Wheelhouse @ Checkers Bar and Grill

Wheelhouse is the Okanagan's fun classic rock band fronted by lead singer/guitarist Rick Zipp although they boast having three equally talented singers to shake things up. Churning out classic, modern rock and originals for the last 20 years, Wheelhouse delivers professionalism, great classics, and a fun time for all! Come out for some good food, and entertainment. No cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 pm Young’Uns @ The Match Eatery and Pub

The hardest working band in the Valley, still going strong after 25 years. Playing all types of music from Classic Rock, Reggae, Country, Funk, Ska, Pop, Heavy Metal, and current Top 40 hits. The Younguns have been among the top bands in the Okanagan Valley for over 25 years straight.

Match Eatery and Public House
4900 Anderson Way Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 pm Colt 45 @ The Green

Sunday
April
26

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Vernon Home & Leisure Show

This show is free admission to the general public.

Vernon Curling Club
3400-39th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Unplug and Play Scavenger Hunt @ Okanagan Science Centre

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

7:00 pm The Big Band Showcase @ Performing Arts Centre

The sounds of the Big Band are being kept alive in the Okanagan with The Dreamland Band's 17 piece group featuring five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, guitar, bass and drums. From jazz to pop to the famous big band arrangements of the 30's and 40's and the modern sounds of big bands of today, the Dreamland Band brings these to the audience, including many original arrangements and compositions written by the band's lead Alto Sax player Mr. Malcolm Green.

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-7469
www.ticketseller.ca/

Monday
April
27

8:00 am to 1:00 pm Vernon Farmer’s Market @ Kal Tire Place

Discover the diversity and uniqueness of the area at one of the very best Farmers’ Markets in the region. With over 200 local growers and artisans, we offer everything from fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, crafts, art, gourmet foods, plants, flowers, gifts, and delicious baking. Buskers, live entertainment and children’s activities often add to the cheerful atmosphere. Lively chatter and friendly faces welcome residents and visitors alike. We’re surrounded by tons of free parking so bring the whole family to experience the vibrant colours, fresh flavours, aromatic smells, and fun sounds.
Make It A Fresh Day! @ The Vernon Farmers Market

Vernon Farmers’ Market
3445 43rd Ave vernon BC   [ map ]

10:30 am to 11:00 am Story Time @ Okanagan Regional Library

Stories, songs, and rhymes aimed at ages 3-5. Drop in! Parent or guardian participation is required. Cost is Free.

Okanagan Regional Library
2800 30th Avenue Vernon BC BC   [ map ]
Stephanie Vollick
250-542-7610
www.orl.bc.ca

Tuesday
April
28

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Free Family Park & Play @ Polson Park Playground

Park & Play starts today in Polson Park near the playground at 5:30-7 pm. Then on Thursday evenings, the action starts at Lakeview Park (3001 18 St) from 5-6:30 pm. Look for white flags that will be set up to mark where the activities are taking place.

Some of the activities include games like bean bag toss, tug-o-war and potato-sack races. There will also be play equipment such as soccer balls, Frisbees, hula-hoops and bocce balls.

Funding for Park & Play was provided by the RBC Learn To Play Project

Polson Park
Vernon BC   [ map ]

Wednesday
April
29

2:30 pm to 6:00 pm The Coldstream Farmers Market

The Coldstream Farmers Market has changed it's day, and is now open every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6pm throughout the year except two weeks flanking New Years. Come and experience sustainable, BEE SAFE, GMO free, local food; vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, honey, preserves, baking, gluten-free products, teas, tisanes, coffee, juices, dried herbs and samosas. Located across from Contex Gas.

9909 Kalamalka Lake Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

7:30 pm The Diviners @ The Powerhouse Theatre

8:00 pm to 12:00 am Spotlight Karaoke

Spotlight karaoke and DJ entertainment.

Longhorn Pub
4513 25th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-9222

Thursday
April
30

8:00 am to 1:00 pm Vernon Farmer’s Market @ Kal Tire Place

Discover the diversity and uniqueness of the area at one of the very best Farmers’ Markets in the region. With over 200 local growers and artisans, we offer everything from fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, crafts, art, gourmet foods, plants, flowers, gifts, and delicious baking. Buskers, live entertainment and children’s activities often add to the cheerful atmosphere. Lively chatter and friendly faces welcome residents and visitors alike. We’re surrounded by tons of free parking so bring the whole family to experience the vibrant colours, fresh flavours, aromatic smells, and fun sounds.
Make It A Fresh Day! @ The Vernon Farmers Market

Vernon Farmers’ Market
3445 43rd Ave vernon BC   [ map ]

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Free Family Park & Play @ Lakeview Park

Park & Play Thursday evenings, the FUN starts tonight at Lakeview Park (3001 18 St) from 5-6:30 pm. Its FREE family FUN! The focus is fun sports and activities This event is sponsored by RBC

Lakeview Park
3001 18th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
Vernon Recreation Centre Reception
250-545-6035 ext 0

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Les Copeland & Cameron Ward Live @ Bourbon Street Bar & Grill

7:30 pm Louisiana Hayride Show @ Performing Arts Centre

Join the Louisiana Hayride gang as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary of bringing this incredible show to audiences across Western Canada. The Louisiana Hayride was a radio show that began in 1948, broadcast from the Shreveport, Louisiana Municipal Auditorium. The show had a studio audience of over 3000 and also went out live over KWKH Radio every Saturday night. It is famous for giving the start to such legendary giants as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jim Reeves and even Elvis Presley. Other notable artists appearing on the Louisiana Hayride stage included Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow and many more Super Stars. The show you are about to see recreates that live iconic radio program complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band. You will be transported back to a time when music was simple, words were understood and the sound was pleasant. This live music extravaganza will be a delight from start to finish. You will love this amazing and unique show! You will LOVE the songs, You will LOVE the stories Facebook Page: Louisiana Hayride Show

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-7469
www.ticketseller.ca/

7:30 pm The Diviners @ The Powerhouse Theatre