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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

Wednesday
April
23

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Special Olympics Book Sale

Special Olympics Book Sale every Wednesday and Saturday. Check out our huge variety of good quality books at amazing prices! Donations of good quality used or new books are always welcome, and more volunteers are needed to sort, sell, and pick up books. Please call Lesley at 250-275-2676 for more information.

Alpine Book Store
Unit #35 100 Kalamalka Lake Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-545-1287

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 to 9:30 pm Folk & Favourite Night @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

Every fourth Wednesday of the month. All stringed acoustic instruments welcome, or just come and sing along. Books provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm Lorne Elliott Music & Comedy Theatre

A Canadian Musical Comedian who is the master of all that is silly side splitting and strange. Bring your spare funny bone
Tickets only $20 available at the Book Nook 250-558-0668.

Kal Lake Campus
7000 College Way Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-0668

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
24

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 ]

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Live Model Drawing Session

VPAG continues to offer live model drawing sessions for artists. No experience required, just bring your drawing materials of choice, easels are provided. Set to music in a private space, artists are welcome to draw without inhibition. Models are experienced, male and female, nude or draped. Participants must be over the age of 19. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required. $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

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

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Vernon Performing Arts Center - Tour of indoor artwork

Two tours being offered of VPAC indoor commissioned artwork and current Coatcheck Gallery exhibit.

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

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Opening Reception: SD#22 Secondary Students, Art & Soul

The Board of Directors and Executive Director Dauna Kennedy Grant invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Art and Soul, an exhibition of works by secondary students from School District #22 and surrounding areas. Enjoy an evening of art, music, snacks and refreshments, while supporting young artists. Admission is by donation. This event is open to the public. Sponsored by Kal Tire.

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

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Young Artists Share Art and Soul: Grand Opening

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is proud to host Art and Soul, an annual exhibition of artwork by students in grades 8-12, from School District #22. From April 24 –May 22, students from all high schools in the Greater Vernon area have the opportunity to display their artwork in a professional setting at the gallery. With all the bells and whistles of a big exhibition – including the right lighting, an opening reception, and plenty of community buzz – young artists get a taste of what it’s like to show their work to the public, often for the first time.

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

7:00 pm The Seaton Indie Fest @ WL Seaton School

WL Seaton Secondary School is setting the stage for a number of local acts to show what they are made of. This night of music will also feature Manson and Molly, Siesta Motel and the New Perspective Shaky Deal from VSS.
Tickets available at Seaton School $10

WL Seaton School
2701-41 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250 542 3361

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Live Music @ Bourbon Street

Les Copeland & Cameron Ward play every Thursday Night at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in the Prestige Hotel.

Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
4411 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm Into The Woods JR - The Musical

Theatre on the Hill presents this version of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway Musical featuring a mishmash of well known Grimm Fairy tales & Characters
Contact the Vernon Secondary School for Tickets 250-545-0701

Vernon Secondary School
2100 15 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
250 545 0701

8:30 pm College Night @ Checkers Bar & Grill

Wear your Toga to Checkers College Night. Live DJ, Dancing, Prizes for Best Toga, Drink and Food Specials, Bar Pong and Door Prizes!
8:30pm till close - No Cover Charge

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

Friday
April
25

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Art Classes/Painting Lessons

Work on your painting and come for the fun and camaraderie of being with others who enjoy art. Bring what you would like to paint or a project you are working on, in any medium (oil, acrylic or watercolour), and instructor Jerry Markham provides personal instruction throughout the process. Cost: $25 per class, Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.

Killiney Beach Community Hall
516 Udell Road Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

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

Due to overwhelming community support and demand, The Coldstream Farmers Market opens every Friday 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 ]

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Spanish-Flamenco Guitarist @ Los Heusos

Spanish-Flamenco guitarist Lance Carr "El Gitano" performs every Friday & Saturday 7 to 10pm.

Los Huesos Restaurant
2918 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 275-4820

7:30 pm Into The Woods JR - The Musical

Theatre on the Hill presents this version of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway Musical featuring a mishmash of well known Grimm Fairy tales & Characters
Contact the Vernon Secondary School for Tickets 250-545-0701

Vernon Secondary School
2100 15 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
250 545 0701

7:30 pm Montreal Guitar Trio

"Back by popular demand" - without question! In Jan, 2012, these three guitarists melted ice and won hearts in Vernon. Bubbling with unbridled energy and humour, they plucked, strummed and syncopated their way from jazz to classics, taking a delighted audience with them on their whirlwind trip. Like their music, their performance record is eclectic. They've appeared at BB King's famous Blues Club at one end of the scale - and at the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam at the other, winning awards all along the way. They may be the called the hottest jazz trio in Canada, but they play music of the world - around the world.

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

9:15 pm Bender @ The Green

Bender at the Village Green Hotel No Cover Charge start time 9:15pm

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

10:00 pm to 12:00 am Preteen Pool Party

Hosted by the Vernon Christian School at the Vernon Rec. Centre. Up from the Depths is a fundraiser to help send kids to local camps. Live DJs, crazy fun, large and small group activities, free Hawaiian shaved ice and more! Tickets are $10 each and will be divided and donated to Eagle Bay Camp, Faith Mission camp and Young Life to be used to send local kids to camp. Tickets are available for cash purchase at Vernon Christian School, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Vernon Alliance Church or from student event reps at VCS. More info and online purchases at www.vcs.ca or call 250-545-7345

Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
3310-37th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

Saturday
April
26

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Special Olympics Book Sale

Special Olympics Book Sale every Wednesday and Saturday. Check out our huge variety of good quality books at amazing prices! Donations of good quality used or new books are always welcome, and more volunteers are needed to sort, sell, and pick up books. Please call Lesley at 250-275-2676 for more information.

Alpine Book Store
Unit #35 100 Kalamalka Lake Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-545-1287

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 to raise funds for the Balmoral School roof. 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 to 12:00 pm Kid’s Garage Sale

Kid's Garage Sale at the Vernon Recreation Auditorium. Only $0.50 admission, $25 per space.

Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
3310-37th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Outdoor Tour of Artwork at Performing Arts Center

An information shhet is available at the Ticket Seller box office for the self-guided tour. Can be coordinated with a 30 minute backstage technical tour, starting at 11 AM and again at 1 PM (Meet at the stage door, located on east side of building).

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

11:00 am to 3:00 pm Vernon ArtWalk

Starting at Vernon Public Art Gallery, participants can pick up a map for the self-guided tour of several art spaces/places in downtown Vernon.

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

11:00 am to 3:00 pm Vernon Art Walk

Let’s celebrate Arts and Culture Week by viewing the talent and diversity of artists in our own backyard! Starting at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, pick up a map for a self guided tour of several not-for-profit, charitable, and commercial art spaces in downtown Vernon. Bring a group of friends, grab a java along the way and soak up the culture all around us. Help us celebrate this Canada wide event by supporting local artists, arts organizations, and museums on this special day. Participating groups include VPAG, Vernon Community Arts Centre, Vernon Museum, Gallery Vertigo, Performing Arts Centre, Bean Scene Coffee House, & Nadine’s Fine Art and Framing.

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

1:00 pm Saturday Serious Fun: Comport Heroes!

Unplug and celebrate this week's Earth Day by getting your hands dirty dissecting compost with the OSC, Saturday April 26 at 1:00pm! Learn about the mighty earthworm and search out other heroic compost critters with our magnifiers and microscope! A proud part of Unplug and Play Week; FREE for members, regular admission for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Respect Lives Here - Community Mosaic Grand Unveiling

The Vernon Public Art Gallery, in partnership with the Okanagan Respect Network and Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan, invite the community to attend the grand unveiling of the Community Mosaic Project, which features handmade ceramic tiles by local youth led by talented Vernon artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante under the theme, Respect Lives Here. The Community Mosaic will be installed for the public to view and enjoy at Patchwork Farms, located at Okanagan College in Vernon at 7000 College Way.

Okanagan College Vernon Campus
7000 College Way Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Family Saturdays: Birds of Paradise

Family Saturdays 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. This month, participants will learn to build a layered collage using paper, cut-outs, paint, pastels, and feathers. Build colourful layers of fancy feathers in this “all bird” themed activity! All materials supplied. Suggested ages 5+ Drop-in, $3/members, $5/non-members.

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

5:00 pm Diamond Forever

Jason Scott presents this tribute to Neil Diamond at the Vernon Eagles Hall, 5101 25th Ave. Dinner and show tickets are $30. Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner is at 6:00pm, and show is at 7:00pm. Tickets available at the Eagles Hall.

Vernon Eagles Hall
5101 25th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-3003

5:30 pm Vernon Lions Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Funds raised for Learning Disabilities Association of Vernon and VJH Tower Expansion. The setting is the underworld of the Las Vegas gambling scene. This year's play, Roulette, co-written by Joyce Hodgson and Jim Elderton and produced by Cal heuman, promises to test your skills. Tickets are $45 per person, call 250-503-0917

Schubert Centre
3505 30th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira for the Light Heavyweight Title fight @ Checkers Bar and Grill

UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira for the Light Heavyweight Title fight

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

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Spanish-Flamenco Guitarist @ Los Heusos

Spanish-Flamenco guitarist Lance Carr "El Gitano" performs every Friday & Saturday 7 to 10pm.

Los Huesos Restaurant
2918 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 275-4820

7:30 pm Into The Woods JR - The Musical

Theatre on the Hill presents this version of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway Musical featuring a mishmash of well known Grimm Fairy tales & Characters
Contact the Vernon Secondary School for Tickets 250-545-0701

Vernon Secondary School
2100 15 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
250 545 0701

9:15 pm Bender @ The Green

Bender at the Village Green Hotel No Cover Charge start time 9:15pm

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Sunday
April
27

9:00 am to 12:00 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

11:00 am to 5:00 pm Screen-less Science: Cardboard Creations

The OSC is opening its doors for a special FREE Sunday, sponsored by Nixon-Wenger Lawyers! Build a strong foundation for play by turning mountains of boxes, tubes, and other recycled materials into a cardboard colony of space vehicles, fortified castles, towering forests, and anything you can think of! Galleries are open, FREE Planetarium Shows take off at 1:00 and 3:30pm, and blocks, construction materials, critters, games, and programs will be running all day to celebrate Unplug and Play Week!

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 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

Monday
April
28

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 ]

Tuesday
April
29

10:00 am Little Builders Block Party

Preschoolers (and parents!) – stack up the science with this FREE outdoor event at the OSC, Tuesday April 29 and Thursday May 1 at 10:00am! Build, learn, and play with all sorts of blocks, from snapping magnetized structures, to giant foam bricks, to over 8000 KEVA planks!

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

Wednesday
April
30

7:30 am to 9:30 am 7th Annual Adult Spelling Bee @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

Come see what all the BUZZ is about! It's the 7th Annual Adult Spelling Bee at the Best Western Vernon Lodge from 7:30am to 9:30am.

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Special Olympics Book Sale

Special Olympics Book Sale every Wednesday and Saturday. Check out our huge variety of good quality books at amazing prices! Donations of good quality used or new books are always welcome, and more volunteers are needed to sort, sell, and pick up books. Please call Lesley at 250-275-2676 for more information.

Alpine Book Store
Unit #35 100 Kalamalka Lake Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-545-1287

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 Into The Woods JR - The Musical

Theatre on the Hill presents this version of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway Musical featuring a mishmash of well known Grimm Fairy tales & Characters
Contact the Vernon Secondary School for Tickets 250-545-0701

Vernon Secondary School
2100 15 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
250 545 0701

7:30 pm A Flea In Her Ear @ The Powerhouse Theatre

A Rollicking Comedy!

The plot follows Raymonde, the wife of Victor who has begun to suspect her husband of cheating on her. The clues are there for her to see, but she is unaware that he has perfectly valid excuses for all of them. However, keen to learn the truth, she decides to set up a trap alongside her friend Lucienne to lure him into meeting with another woman. The plan backfires when Victor sends another in his place, with more and more people added to the mix until a mass of embarrassed faces are left scratching their heads.

Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

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