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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

Tuesday
May
26

Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Vernon Community Potters Show @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

8:30 am to 4:00 pm Billiards @ Halina Seniors Centre

Everyone 50+ welcome! Monday through Friday, located behind the rec centre. Cost is $2 for drop in and $5 for the month.

Halina Senior's Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-2877

9:30 am to 4:30 am Armstrong Red Tag Sale @ Kindale Thrift Store

10:30 am to 11:30 am Silly Science Drop-in Programs for Preschoolers @ Okanagan Science Centre

Come to the OSC for Silly Science Preschool Programs. We explore Kitchen Chemistry, Silly Seeds, Bubble-ology and Crazy Colours. Every Tuesday for 4 weeks: May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9, in the mornings from 10:30-11:30 am. Cost each day: $5 per child – children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in or pre-registration options available – Maximum 15 kids per class. For more information or to register: Visit us in Polson Park, 2704 Hwy 6, Vernon BC, email [email protected], or call 250-545-3644.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

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 ]

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pickleball in Vernon @ the Vernon Curling Rink

Everyone is welcome, drop in and play! It is a game for the whole family

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

Wednesday
May
27

Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Vernon Community Potters Show @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

8:30 am to 4:00 pm Billiards @ Halina Seniors Centre

Everyone 50+ welcome! Monday through Friday, located behind the rec centre. Cost is $2 for drop in and $5 for the month.

Halina Senior's Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-2877

9:00 am to 11:00 am Pickleball in Vernon @ the Vernon Curling Rink

Everyone is welcome, drop in and play! It is a game for the whole family

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

9:30 am to 4:30 am Armstrong Red Tag Sale @ Kindale Thrift Store

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Annual Spring Tea @ Vernon Restholm

Join Vernon Restholm's "Annual Spring Tea"! For just $3.00 per person you will get a homemade strawberry shortcake and tea. There will be a raffle, bake sale, craft sale and 50/50 draw as well.

Vernon Restholm
2808 35 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

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

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday Sailboat Racing Nights @ Vernon Yacht Club

Wednesday Racing Nights – 1st race 6 PM.

Vernon Yacht Club
7919 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 545-5518
vernonyachtclub.com/

7:30 pm Our Country’s Good @ Powerhouse Theatre

8:00 pm to 12:00 am Spotlight Karaoke @ Longhorn Pub

Spotlight karaoke and DJ entertainment.

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

Thursday
May
28

Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Vernon Community Potters Show @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

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 ]

8:30 am to 4:00 pm Billiards @ Halina Seniors Centre

Everyone 50+ welcome! Monday through Friday, located behind the rec centre. Cost is $2 for drop in and $5 for the month.

Halina Senior's Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-2877

9:30 am to 4:30 am Armstrong Red Tag Sale @ Kindale Thrift Store

5:00 pm Free Pool @ Checker’s Bar and Grill

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

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm VPG AGM and Opening Reception @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pickleball in Vernon @ the Vernon Curling Rink

Everyone is welcome, drop in and play! It is a game for the whole family

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

7:00 pm World Premiere of Judith Ruins Everything

Judith has a hip apartment. She is smart, beautiful and has a kind, handsome husband-and enviable life-so what is her problem? Maybe it's that long, mysterious family secret. Shocking? True? Join us and find out. See the world premiere of Vernon playwright Logan Albert Mullin's much anticipated new play and learn why Judith Ruins Everything. Tickets $25, group of 4 $80.

The Creekside Theatre
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road Lake Country BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm Having Hope at Home @ Powerhouse Theatre

A side-splitting look at a family learning to love again. On a winter night in a drafty farmhouse a baby is about to arrive. But modern medicine meets midwifery head on in a torrent of family feuding. As tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, so does the laughter. It takes a baby to heal the rift in this funny, heart-warming story of forgiveness and hope. Playwright David S. Craig shows us how the human heart sometimes takes the longest way home.

Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

Friday
May
29

Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Vernon Community Potters Show @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

All Day Day of the Honeybee @ Planet Bee Honey Farm

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Sailing Regatta @ Vernon Yacht Club

See website for more details!

Vernon Yacht Club
7919 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
Dave Horsham
(250) 545-5518
vernonyachtclub.com/

8:30 am to 4:00 pm Billiards @ Halina Seniors Centre

Everyone 50+ welcome! Monday through Friday, located behind the rec centre. Cost is $2 for drop in and $5 for the month.

Halina Senior's Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-2877

9:00 am to 11:00 am Pickleball in Vernon @ the Vernon Curling Rink

Everyone is welcome, drop in and play! It is a game for the whole family

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

9:30 am to 4:30 am Armstrong Red Tag Sale @ Kindale Thrift Store

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm BBQ Steak or Salmon Dinner @ Vernon Yacht Club

Cook your own Steak or Salmon Fillet on the Barbecue while chatting with friends. Buffet side dishes and dessert included. $15.00 each. Please let us know if a large group will be attending. Volunteers needed for clean-up help.

Vernon Yacht Club
7919 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 545-5518
vernonyachtclub.com/

7:00 pm World Premiere of Judith Ruins Everything

Judith has a hip apartment. She is smart, beautiful and has a kind, handsome husband-and enviable life-so what is her problem? Maybe it's that long, mysterious family secret. Shocking? True? Join us and find out. See the world premiere of Vernon playwright Logan Albert Mullin's much anticipated new play and learn why Judith Ruins Everything. Tickets $25, group of 4 $80.

The Creekside Theatre
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road Lake Country BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Keith “Papa” Thom Performance @ Enderby Drill Hall

Join this well-known Canadian folk music personality for a performance at the Enderby Drill Hall. Admission is by donation.

Enderby Drill Hall
Enderby BC   [ map ]
Enderby and District Museum Society
(250) 838-7170

7:30 pm Pack of Lies @ Powerhouse Theatre

The Jacksons are a pleasant, middle aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbours, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until an agent (from MI5?) asks to use their teenaged daughter's bedroom as an observation post to foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. The Jacksons become more and more distressed as the agent's demands increase. They are really put to the test when the agent reveals that the suspected spies are their closest friends. Should they betray their friends? Should they tell their daughter, who loves Auntie Helen and Uncle Peter? Is their whole friendship built on lies? Based on a true story.

Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

Saturday
May
30

Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Vernon Community Potters Show @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

All Day Day of the Honeybee @ Planet Bee Honey Farm

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Sailing Regatta @ Vernon Yacht Club

See website for more details!

Vernon Yacht Club
7919 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
Dave Horsham
(250) 545-5518
vernonyachtclub.com/

8:30 am to 4:00 pm Billiards @ Halina Seniors Centre

Everyone 50+ welcome! Monday through Friday, located behind the rec centre. Cost is $2 for drop in and $5 for the month.

Halina Senior's Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-2877

8:30 am to 5:30 pm Strawberry Festival @ Davison Orchards

It's strawberry season! Come on up to the farm to get your fresh strawberries from the Market and a variety of strawberry treats! Take a jam making class (pre-registration required), or watch a strawberry dessert demo and sample some delicious seasonal recipes!

Davison Orchards Country Village & Gift Shop
3111 Davison Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 11:00 am Pickleball in Vernon @ the Vernon Curling Rink

Everyone is welcome, drop in and play! It is a game for the whole family

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

9:30 am to 4:30 am Armstrong Red Tag Sale @ Kindale Thrift Store

12:00 pm Artist Jan Poynter Talk and Presentation @ VPG

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Family Saturday – Nature Sketchbooks @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

Learn how to keep a nature sketchbook using watercolour, pencil and ink pens, inspired by British artist Edith Holden, author of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. We will create a page on watercolour paper showing a plant map and plant portrait and will look at Edith Holden's sketchbook work to get inspired.. Parents are encouraged to participate. 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 ]

2:00 pm The Magical World of Dance

Join our dancers as they take you on a magical trip exploring wonderful characters! Munchkins to Pre-professional dancers will thrill and delight audiences of all ages!
$22 Adult
$15 Youth 13 & Under

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

7:00 pm World Premiere of Judith Ruins Everything

Judith has a hip apartment. She is smart, beautiful and has a kind, handsome husband-and enviable life-so what is her problem? Maybe it's that long, mysterious family secret. Shocking? True? Join us and find out. See the world premiere of Vernon playwright Logan Albert Mullin's much anticipated new play and learn why Judith Ruins Everything. Tickets $25, group of 4 $80.

The Creekside Theatre
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road Lake Country BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm Groove Engine @ Vernon Jazz Club

Groove Engine is an Okanagan based funk band delivering the greatest funk hits from the 70’s including Stevie Wonder, Commodores, Earth,Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, Tower of Power, and more! Based out of Kelowna, Groove Engine started in 2012 by Michael Garding, who took core members of the previous funk band ,'Soul Funktion' (back in 1998) and added new players to form one of the most high octane, energetic bands in the Okanagan. With an extraordinary rhythm section, 3 amazing singers, and a sensational five piece horn section, this band has energy to burn! We are definitely geared towards providing you with that solid 'feel good' groove that compels you to want to get up and 'shake it', but also thrive on the technical excellence within the musical performance aspect of what we do.

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

Sunday
May
31

Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Vernon Community Potters Show @ Vernon Community Arts Centre

All Day Day of the Honeybee @ Planet Bee Honey Farm

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 Sailing Regatta @ Vernon Yacht Club

See website for more details!

Vernon Yacht Club
7919 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
Dave Horsham
(250) 545-5518
vernonyachtclub.com/

9:00 am Purina Walk for Guide Dogs @ Riverside Park, Enderby

The Enderby Lions Club is sponsoring the 4th annual dog walk at the Gazebo in Riverside Park, Enderby. There will be 2km, 2.5 km, and 4.5 km walk distances.

Gazebo @ Riverside Park
112 Kildonan Avenue Enderby BC   [ map ]
Jean
(250) 838-7410

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Vernon Paddling Centre Open House @ Paddlewheel Park

The Vernon Paddling Centre is hosting two open houses - one on May 31 and one on June 28th. Come check out everthing that the club has to offer - use of club boats (outriggers, canoes, SUP's, and surfskis), paddling clinics, group paddles, and boat storage.

Paddlewheel Park Hall
Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday Brunch @ Vernon Yacht Club

Delicious food and an amazing view! Sunday Brunch served every week. Please book ahead for large groups 250-545-5518

Vernon Yacht Club
7919 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 545-5518
vernonyachtclub.com/

2:00 pm The Okanagan Ukrainian Festival @ Vernon Performing Arts Theatre

The Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is celebrating their 15th Anniversary Dance performance at the Vernon Performing Arts Theatre, Sunday, May 31st, at 2:00pm.

The Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is a dance theatre troupe that continually pushes the boundaries of this art form by entertaining and educating their audience about their Ukrainian Canadian Heritage. They have performed throughout the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver, Alberta and Los Angeles, California. In March of 2008 they performed at Disneyland, California where they shared their culture with the world. This excitingly vibrant and colourful dance is always enjoyed by audiences of both Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike!

Sadok translates to Orchard and since their very successful start in 1999, they have continued to spark their audiences with colourful and entertaining performances wrapped in a lovely tapestry of their traditional Ukrainian Canadian heritage.

Under the Artistic Direction of Andrea Malysh, Sadok's performances have carried them throughout BC, Alberta and to Disneyland, California. Their travels have taken them all the way to Ukraine in 2006 and they are excited to announce that they will be returning in July of 2013.

Sadok hosts the annual Okanagan Ukrainian Festival at the Vernon Performing Arts Theatre every May. Come for an afternoon of Dance, Drama and Ukrainian Spirit!

We invite you all to join in an afternoon of Dance, Drama and Ukrainian Spirit!

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

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 2015 Caetani Summer Music Series

The Caetani Centre is very pleased to announce the line-up for its second annual Summer Music Series, to be held the last Sunday of every month, May to September.
May 31st - Cod Gone Wild
June 28th - Women of Song, celebrating local female performing artists.
July 26th - Ben Klick
August 30th - Andrew and Zachari Smith
September 27th - The Trips

Caetani Cultural Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Okanagan Ukranian Festival @ The Performing Arts Centre

The Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is a dance theatre troupe that continually pushes the boundaries of this art form by entertaining and educating their audience about their Ukrainian Canadian Heritage. They have performed throughout the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver, Alberta and Los Angeles, California. In March of 2008 they performed at Disneyland, California where they shared their culture with the world. This excitingly vibrant and colourful dance is always enjoyed by audiences of both Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike!

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

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Live Music @ The Naked Pig

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