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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
July
28

Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Night’s Mare

By Kevin Kerr; Directed by Courtenay Dobbie
Little Florence, gentle horse lover and babysitter extraordinaire, can soothe any fussy baby, quiet any tantrum and scare away monsters from under the bed. But her skills are tested when a Hollywood “supercouple” comes to town to research their next movie about a fabled magical mare rumored to live in the woods outside of Florence’s town. They have an unruly daughter who, having not slept in days, is driving them mad. Hoping to impress the celebrities, Florence’s mother volunteers her daughter’s services to look after the toddler for an evening. When the child escapes under Florence’s watch, she must follow her into the woods at night and bring her back to her parents before morning. As the hunt for the mythical mare escalates, Florence hunts the couple’s unbridled daughter on an all-night quest to tame the untamable beasts.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

All Day Singletrack 6 TransRockies Comes to Vernon

Singletrack 6 is a 6 day mountain bike adventure showcasing the best riding in a variety of authentic mountain bike communities in Western Canada. Six stages, a new route every year and the perfect brew of xc, panoramic vistas and epic descents. Starting out at Silver Star Bike Park, the ‘new school’ singletrack has a hint of the old thrown in. The purpose built xc singletrack, whether going up or down, has been built with an emphasis on maintaining flow. Bermed out corners and switchback after switchback after switchback are the norm here. Distance: 35km. Elevation Gain: 1500m. Timed Descent: 2.7km, 250m elevation loss. The next day the race heads over to Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, where the crew at the North Okanagan Cycling Society has created a network of trails that feature flowing switchback climbs over rockyNocs terrain leading to bombing descents that will leave you grinning ear-to-ear. The views of Kalamalka Lake and the surrounding mountain ranges are simply spectacular. Distance: 37km. Elevation Gain: 1700m. Timed Descent: 2.1km, 225m elevation loss

Silver Star Mountain Resort
123 Shortt Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am Mural Tours with the Downtown Vernon Association

The Downtown Vernon Association invites you to take a FREE guided walking mural tour this summer. Come see one of the largest displays of public art in Canada, while exploring the history, culture, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

Tuesday and Friday Mornings at 9am or 10am

To Book a Mural tour email: [email protected] or phone: 250-542-5851

Downtown Vernon Association
#101 3334 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Music On the Patio @ Predator Ridge

Enjoy an evening of live music by a variety of Okanagan artists on the lower patio every Tuesday.

JUNE 30 – Marv Machura
JULY 7 – Andrew & Zachari Smith
JULY 14 – Raquel Cole
JULY 21 – Gorden James
JULY 28 – Jon Bos
AUGUST 4 - Uncorked!
AUGUST 11 –Raquel Cole
AUGUST 18 – Gorden James
AUGUST 25 – Jon Bos
SEPTEMBER 1 – John Noren
SEPTEMBER 8 - Surprise Guest!

Predator Ridge Resort
Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm Bowling in the Park @ Polson Park

All ages and abilities welcome! Free lessons! Bowls are provided and teams change for every game. No uniforms necessary. Bring flat soled running shoes. Players and observers are encouraged to come!

Polson Park
Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:30 pm Tuesday BMX Racing @ Vernon BMX

Stop in and watch the best BMX Racers challenge each other on the well groomed track in the heart of Vernon! Spectators are welcome. The Vernon BMX Club has a concession, washrooms and bleachers so you can cheer for your favorite riders!

BMX Bike Park
1900 47th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-545-6990

7:00 pm Movie Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Come on up to the Allan Brooks and join us for our movie nights, running Tuesday nights throughout July and August.

July 7th - Madagascar
July 14th - IMAX Under the Sea
July 21st - Fly Away Home
July 28th - Kung Foo Panda
Aug 4th - Fern Gully
Aug 11th - Over the Hedge
Aug 18th - Brother Bear
Aug 25th - Local First Nations

Popcorn and concession are available! Hope to see you there.

Allan Brooks Nature Centre
250 Allan Brooks Way Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:15 pm Minions and Terminator: Genisys @  The Starlight Drive-In

MINIONS

Rated G ~ Shows at 9:15pm
(Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton)

TERMINATOR: GENISYS

Rated PG ~ Shows at 11:30pm

Please arrive early! With fantastic weather and blockbuster movies, the lines to get into the Starlight can get rather long, especially close to showtime. We'll open the box office early if we have a line up so you can relax, toss a frisbee and chill out. So, come early, hang out and get a great parking spot for the movie - sure beats waiting in line!

Starlight Drive-In
Enderby BC   [ map ]

Wednesday
July
29

Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Night’s Mare

By Kevin Kerr; Directed by Courtenay Dobbie
Little Florence, gentle horse lover and babysitter extraordinaire, can soothe any fussy baby, quiet any tantrum and scare away monsters from under the bed. But her skills are tested when a Hollywood “supercouple” comes to town to research their next movie about a fabled magical mare rumored to live in the woods outside of Florence’s town. They have an unruly daughter who, having not slept in days, is driving them mad. Hoping to impress the celebrities, Florence’s mother volunteers her daughter’s services to look after the toddler for an evening. When the child escapes under Florence’s watch, she must follow her into the woods at night and bring her back to her parents before morning. As the hunt for the mythical mare escalates, Florence hunts the couple’s unbridled daughter on an all-night quest to tame the untamable beasts.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 11:00 am Pickleball in Vernon @ Sawicki Park

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Enderby Farmer’s Market @ Kingfisher Hall

Enjoy the best in local product!

Kingfisher Hall
3337 Enderby Mabel Lake Rd Enderby BC   [ map ]
(250) 838-6200

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Jammin’ in Justice

Jammin’ in Justice takes place every Wednesday afternoon July 8th – August 26th, providing entertainment during lunchtime from 12-1:30pm. Kick back and relax with a takeout or picnic lunch, and listen to some fun and funky music in Justice Park. A beautiful setting on the end of 30th Avenue for an afternoon outing for residents and visitors alike.

Justice Park
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 ]

5:00 pm Dinner Theatre @ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Check in starts at 5:00 pm, come and enjoy a home cooked dinner with all the pioneer fixings served from Marjorie’s Tea Room. Dessert follows the play with homemade rhubarb crisp and ice cream. Reservations are a must! Adults $25, seniors $22, children under five to thirteen are $14 and four and under are FREE.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village
751 Highway Salmon Arm 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/

6:30 pm Lumby Live @ Lumby Community Park

Check out the Lumby Live Music Series!

July 8th - Steelwound
July 15th - Christine Kendal-Ward followed by Brent Enridge and Bruce Collis
July 22nd - The Handles
July 29th - Mar Machura Orchestra
Aug 5th - Cheaper Than A Porche
Aug 12th - Mable Lickers
Aug 19th - Kevin Campbell and Friends

Featuring DJ Steve Nagy Every Wednesday!

Lumby Community Park
Lumby BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunset Speakers Series @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Join us every Wednesday this summer for interesting and important lectures on the state of ecology and local wildlife!

July 8th - Marmots Beware: Badgers and Rattlers on the Hunt”
July 15th - Bugs
July 22nd - Monarch Butterfly
July 29th - Bees
Aug 5th - Soils
Aug 12th - Lyme Disease
Aug 19th - Bear Awareness
Aug 26th - OK First Nations History and Native Plants

Allan Brooks Nature Centre
250 Allan Brooks Way Vernon BC   [ map ]

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

9:15 pm Minions and Terminator: Genisys @  The Starlight Drive-In

MINIONS

Rated G ~ Shows at 9:15pm
(Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton)

TERMINATOR: GENISYS

Rated PG ~ Shows at 11:30pm

Please arrive early! With fantastic weather and blockbuster movies, the lines to get into the Starlight can get rather long, especially close to showtime. We'll open the box office early if we have a line up so you can relax, toss a frisbee and chill out. So, come early, hang out and get a great parking spot for the movie - sure beats waiting in line!

Starlight Drive-In
Enderby BC   [ map ]

Thursday
July
30

Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Night’s Mare

By Kevin Kerr; Directed by Courtenay Dobbie
Little Florence, gentle horse lover and babysitter extraordinaire, can soothe any fussy baby, quiet any tantrum and scare away monsters from under the bed. But her skills are tested when a Hollywood “supercouple” comes to town to research their next movie about a fabled magical mare rumored to live in the woods outside of Florence’s town. They have an unruly daughter who, having not slept in days, is driving them mad. Hoping to impress the celebrities, Florence’s mother volunteers her daughter’s services to look after the toddler for an evening. When the child escapes under Florence’s watch, she must follow her into the woods at night and bring her back to her parents before morning. As the hunt for the mythical mare escalates, Florence hunts the couple’s unbridled daughter on an all-night quest to tame the untamable beasts.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

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 ]

10:00 am Tea with Grace @ the Mackie Lake House

Capturing the essence of days gone by; tea is served with fine bona China of the verandah overlooking the serene gardens and lake.

Tea with be served at 10am and 2pm Thursdays from June 18th to September 17th.

Bring a friend and join us. Tickets are $22.50 per person. Please purchase your ticket in advance through www.ticketseller.ca or by calling 250-549-7469

Mackie Lake House Foundation
7804 Kidston Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

11:00 am Tour the Mackie Lake Heritage House

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Learn to Fish @ Ellison Park

Meet at the North Beach picnic area for fun in the sun and the opportunity to learn how fish - equipment included!
Parent supervision is required.

Ellison Provincial Park
Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

2:00 pm Tea with Grace @ the Mackie Lake House

Capturing the essence of days gone by; tea is served with fine bona China of the verandah overlooking the serene gardens and lake.

Tea with be served at 10am and 2pm Thursdays from June 18th to September 17th.

Bring a friend and join us. Tickets are $22.50 per person. Please purchase your ticket in advance through www.ticketseller.ca or by calling 250-549-7469

Mackie Lake House Foundation
7804 Kidston Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

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

6:00 pm Bowling in the Park @ Polson Park

All ages and abilities welcome! Free lessons! Bowls are provided and teams change for every game. No uniforms necessary. Bring flat soled running shoes. Players and observers are encouraged to come!

Polson Park
Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Civic Sounds @ Downtown Vernon

Thursdays 7-9pm July 19th-August 27th 2015. Free summer outdoor concerts featuring live local bands in Civic Plaza in Downtown Vernon every Thursday night. Bring your lawn chair, a blanket and pick up a to-go dinner downtown and enjoy the music – don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Civic Sounds Lineup:
July 9th – Shawn Lightfoot Band
July 16th – The Legendary Lake Monsters
July 23rd – The Young’uns
July 30th – The Goods
August 6th – Cheaper Than a Porsche
August 13th – Cod Gone Wild
August 20th – Kath & the Tom Kats
August 27th – Hog Wild

Vernon Museum & Archives
3009 32nd Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:15 pm Minions and Terminator: Genisys @  The Starlight Drive-In

MINIONS

Rated G ~ Shows at 9:15pm
(Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton)

TERMINATOR: GENISYS

Rated PG ~ Shows at 11:30pm

Please arrive early! With fantastic weather and blockbuster movies, the lines to get into the Starlight can get rather long, especially close to showtime. We'll open the box office early if we have a line up so you can relax, toss a frisbee and chill out. So, come early, hang out and get a great parking spot for the movie - sure beats waiting in line!

Starlight Drive-In
Enderby BC   [ map ]

Friday
July
31

Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Night’s Mare

By Kevin Kerr; Directed by Courtenay Dobbie
Little Florence, gentle horse lover and babysitter extraordinaire, can soothe any fussy baby, quiet any tantrum and scare away monsters from under the bed. But her skills are tested when a Hollywood “supercouple” comes to town to research their next movie about a fabled magical mare rumored to live in the woods outside of Florence’s town. They have an unruly daughter who, having not slept in days, is driving them mad. Hoping to impress the celebrities, Florence’s mother volunteers her daughter’s services to look after the toddler for an evening. When the child escapes under Florence’s watch, she must follow her into the woods at night and bring her back to her parents before morning. As the hunt for the mythical mare escalates, Florence hunts the couple’s unbridled daughter on an all-night quest to tame the untamable beasts.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

8:30 am to 12:30 pm Enderby Open Air Market

First bedding plants of the season, farm fresh eggs, spring greens, flours and grains, bread and other baked goodies, seed potatoes, honey, chocolate, samosas, wood work, arts and crafts and more. Visit with friends and shop local! Located in the City Hall parking lot, Hwy 97 by second traffic light.

City Hall
619 Cliff Ave Enderby BC   [ map ]

9:00 am Mural Tours with the Downtown Vernon Association

The Downtown Vernon Association invites you to take a FREE guided walking mural tour this summer. Come see one of the largest displays of public art in Canada, while exploring the history, culture, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

Tuesday and Friday Mornings at 9am or 10am

To Book a Mural tour email: [email protected] or phone: 250-542-5851

Downtown Vernon Association
#101 3334 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 11:00 am Pickleball in Vernon @ Sawicki Park

11:00 am The Re-Opening of the BigSteelBox Satellite Gallery @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Avenue Market @ Downtown Vernon

The Avenue Market will provide an exceptional shopping experience and access to locally made products. To provide this experience vendors of the Avenue Market must sell goods that are made, baked, or grown by our vendors with the exception of the DVA members or at the discretion of the Avenue Market.

The Avenue Market will operate from 4pm-8pm every Friday starting on June 12th. Please note that 30th Avenue will be closed from the 3000 block to the 3300 block inclusive from 3pm-9pm.

Downtown Vernon
30 Avenue Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Chefs Corner Cook Off @ Avenue Market

Join us at Avenue market and watch local chefs compete to create the fantastic fare with local ingredients from market vendors.

Each week, four local chefs will compete to move forward to the final round where they'll be up against MasterChef Canada Top 7 Finalist Jennifer Innis

June 19th- Local Chef Round 1
July 10th- Local Chef Round 2
August 14th- Local Chef Round 3
September 18th- Final Round

Downtown Vernon Association
#101 3334 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm Dinner Theatre @ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Check in starts at 5:00 pm, come and enjoy a home cooked dinner with all the pioneer fixings served from Marjorie’s Tea Room. Dessert follows the play with homemade rhubarb crisp and ice cream. Reservations are a must! Adults $25, seniors $22, children under five to thirteen are $14 and four and under are FREE.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village
751 Highway Salmon Arm BC   [ map ]

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/

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm 2015 Cowboy Dinner Shows @ O’Keefe Ranch

with Rob Dinwoodie & Ken Mather! Tickets in advance are required call 250-542-7868. Check out www.okeeferanch.ca for more information!

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

7:00 pm Outdoor Concert Series - Armstrong

Bring your supper and a lawn chair enjoy live music in Memorial Park Armstrong

Memorial Park
Armstrong BC   [ map ]
250.546.8155

7:00 pm Rockin’ Blues and Boogie @ The Prestige