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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
22

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Caetani Centre Summer Environmental Art Camps

Young creators aged 5 – 7 are invited to enroll in an eco-friendly art camp taking place on the Caetani grounds.
Taught by local artist and teacher, Robyn Soderberg, the Creators Camp is sure to be filled with outdoor exploration and artistic expression. The art camp focuses on an environmental theme and offers facilitation in both French and English. For more information, please call 250-938-2131.

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

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014 Summer of Science: Super Scrubs, Vets and Doctors @ Science Centre

Suit up in scrubs and explore the science and skills used to keep people and animals healthy! Marvel at the microscopic, learn about our amazing anatomy, and enjoy inspiring visits from local health professionals and some very special four-legged guests. For ages 8-11. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Tiny Tots Art Camp ages 4-6

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a drink and snack.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

10:00 am to 11:30 am Free Family Park & Play Events @ Kin Beach

Join us this summer for Park & Play! A FREE program for FAMILIES and children to get out
and be active during the summer months. With a focus on sports movement skills we will use games and
activities to get you moving, laughing and having FUN!

Kin Beach Park
Tronson Road & Lakeshore Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tiny Tots Music and Drama Camp ages 4-6

Tiny Tots Music and Drama activities include storytelling, making musical
instruments and puppetry. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

Wednesday
July
23

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Caetani Centre Summer Environmental Art Camps

Young creators aged 5 – 7 are invited to enroll in an eco-friendly art camp taking place on the Caetani grounds.
Taught by local artist and teacher, Robyn Soderberg, the Creators Camp is sure to be filled with outdoor exploration and artistic expression. The art camp focuses on an environmental theme and offers facilitation in both French and English. For more information, please call 250-938-2131.

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

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014 Summer of Science: Super Scrubs, Vets and Doctors @ Science Centre

Suit up in scrubs and explore the science and skills used to keep people and animals healthy! Marvel at the microscopic, learn about our amazing anatomy, and enjoy inspiring visits from local health professionals and some very special four-legged guests. For ages 8-11. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Silly Science Half-Day Camps for Preschoolers: Mighty Machines!

The Silly Science preschooler program at the OSC will be back in action with more incredibly fun activities than ever before. Your preschooler will explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning as well as having some "serious fun"! For children age 3-5 and their parent/caregiver (parent accompaniment optional). Members $20 + GST; Non-members $25 + GST
*Each day features different activities, register for each day separately

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Tiny Tots Art Camp ages 4-6

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a drink and snack.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

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

Every Wednesday is free entertainment during lunchtime, from noon to 12:30pm at Justice Park, across from the Vernon Court House. Starts July 9th with Vernon band Steel Wound.

July 9th - Steel Wound
July 16th - OM
July 23rd - Nice Verdes
July 30th - Steel Wound
August 6th - Tasman Jude
August 13th - Raquel Cole
August 20th - Treble Makers
August 27th - AMISTAD

Justice Park
Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tiny Tots Music and Drama Camp ages 4-6

Tiny Tots Music and Drama activities include storytelling, making musical
instruments and puppetry. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A 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

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen 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

Thursday
July
24

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014 Summer of Science: Super Scrubs, Vets and Doctors @ Science Centre

Suit up in scrubs and explore the science and skills used to keep people and animals healthy! Marvel at the microscopic, learn about our amazing anatomy, and enjoy inspiring visits from local health professionals and some very special four-legged guests. For ages 8-11. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon 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 ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Tiny Tots Art Camp ages 4-6

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a drink and snack.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Wild On Science Day Camps: Crazy Chemistry! ages 6-10

Through intellectually stimulating hands-on activities, children will be able to expand their curiosity while improving their questioning skills and knowledge regarding the world in which they live. Wild on Science! encourages critical thinking and creativity as a means for expanding educational experience and personal development. By participating in an enjoyable program focused on science and technology, children will build a strong foundation for the appreciation of science and may consider it as a possible career opportunity.
Each camp is $40 + GST for members and $50 + GST for non-members

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

10:00 am Back in Time-Thursday Tours @ Mackie Lake House

Bring your guests and yourself for a tour of the exquisitely crafted 1910 Historic Mackie Lake House. Learn about the architecture, history and characteristics of this unique home and the families that lived here in a 1 ½ hour tour. Nestled on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream these weekly tours are $10 per person, no reservations required.

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tiny Tots Music and Drama Camp ages 4-6

Tiny Tots Music and Drama activities include storytelling, making musical
instruments and puppetry. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Free Family Park & Play Events @ Coldstream Creekside

Join us this summer for Park & Play! A FREE program for FAMILIES and children to get out
and be active during the summer months. With a focus on sports movement skills we will use games and
activities to get you moving, laughing and having FUN!
This park is located between Kalamalka Road and Coldstream Creek, just east of Kidston Road.

Coldstream Creekside Park
Kalamalka Road Coldstream BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Civic Sounds Live Music Downtown Vernon

Every Thursday throughout July & August the Civic Plaza (between the Library & Museum) truly comes alive with the FREE Civic Sounds concerts! Civic Sounds attracts Vernon and area residents and visitors out to listen to live local artists perform as the sun goes down! Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy our local talent! For inquires please contact the Downtown Vernon Association at 250-542-5851.

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

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

Friday
July
25

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014 Summer of Science: Super Scrubs, Vets and Doctors @ Science Centre

Suit up in scrubs and explore the science and skills used to keep people and animals healthy! Marvel at the microscopic, learn about our amazing anatomy, and enjoy inspiring visits from local health professionals and some very special four-legged guests. For ages 8-11. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Tiny Tots Art Camp ages 4-6

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a drink and snack.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Create Your Masterpiece @ Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens

Create your own Okanagan masterpiece on the patio at Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens in beautiful Coldstream. Join Kelowna artist Debby Merkel to discover your inner artist with this loose, playful style of painting. No experience necessary, registration is a must! 4 hour workshop includes: all supplies, lunch and a beverage, and your creation to take home. All for the cost of $130 per person. Choose from one of these dates: Friday, June 27th, Friday, July 25th, or Friday, August 15th. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register at Friesen's Countrytyme Gardens, 9172 Kalamalka Lake Road, Coldstream.

Friesens Countrytyme Garden Restaurant
9172 Kalamalka Rd Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-3587

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

11:00 am to 5:00 pm Cider Tasting @ The BX Press Cidery

Try some delicious hand-crafted cider made right on site of The BX Press Cidery! Tastings from 11am to 5pm.

The BX Press Cidery
4667 East Vernon Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-503-2163
www.thebxpress.com

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tiny Tots Music and Drama Camp ages 4-6

Tiny Tots Music and Drama activities include storytelling, making musical
instruments and puppetry. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 21-25, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm
Members $60 Non Members $70 Materials $10
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon 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 ]

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Avenue Market @ Downtown Vernon

Opening Day Friday May 9th
30th Avenue, Downtown Vernon

Check out merchants, artists, musicians and more every week on The Avenue (30th Avenue) in Downtown Vernon.

Downtown Vernon
30 Avenue Vernon BC BC   [ map ]
Hailey Rilkoff
250-542-5851 ext 204
hailey@downtownvernon.com
downtownvernon.com/events/

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday Night Flights Wine Tasting @ Predator Ridge

Get your tasting pallette ready with the return of Friday Night Flights!
Join us every Friday night for an exclusive wine tasting from 5 - 6pm of the signature wines from some of the world's best wineries!

July Schedule:
July 4: Perseus Winery (Naramata, BC)
July 11: 50th Parallel Estates (Lake Country, BC)
July 18: Beringer Winery (California)
July 25: Intrigue Wines (Lake Country, BC)
(more dates and tasting events will be added shortly)

Tickets are $20 (including wine & cheese) and can be purchased at Range Lounge & Grill. Tickets for each night are limited to 30 people.
Tastings will be held in the Great Room located in the Lodge Main Building.

Predator Ridge Resort
Vernon BC   [ map ]
(888) 578-6688 (250) 542-3436
info@predatorridge.com
www.predatorridge.com

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm 2014 Cowboy Dinner Shows @ O’Keefe Ranch

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

(250) 542-7868
www.okeeferanch.ca

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Summer Concert Series @ Mackie Lake House

For a magical summer evening enjoy the Summer Concert Series on the Mackie Lake House grounds. Kicking off the concert series Friday, July 25 with Folk on the Grass experience the sounds of Ginger and Rose with friends Steel Wound and fiddling’ phenom Ben Beveridge. Bring your own picnic supper– or just come to listen to marvelous music 6:00 pm-9:00 pm on the Mackie Lake House grounds. Tickets are $15 per person by calling Mackie House (250)-545-1019 or pick them up at the Bean Scene.

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

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Valley First Music in the Park

Valley First is proud to partner with Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce to bring the sound of music to Memorial Park every Friday night this summer. Bring your blanket, chairs, snacks and beverages and enjoy free concerts.

Concert goers are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for Feed the Valley—Valley First’s innovative community program that raises food and funds for local food bank partners. All donations received during the concert series will be donated to the Armstrong Food Bank operated by the Okanagan Boys & Girls Club.

Come out and relax, enjoy the fresh air, time with family and friends and help the community at the same time.

Memorial Park
2900 Pleasant Valley Rd Armstrong BC   [ map ]
(250) 546-8155

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm Midnight Maddness! @ Atlantis Waterslides

Come join Atlantis Waterslides for Midnight Madness in 2014. We currently have TWO Midnight Madness events planned for the 2014 season.

Atlantis Waterslides Park
7921 Greenhow Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

8:00 pm Diamond in the Rough - Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Enter Toronto singer Joey Purpura and his stunning vocal reproduction of Diamond's major repertoire with an uncanny and extraordinary accuracy in his tribute show "Diamond In The Rough".

Not only does Joey master the nuances of Diamond's vocal tones and phrasing (so completely that some audience members have mistakenly believed him to be lip-synching), but his occasional anecdotes describing the background behind Neil's compositions add to the impact of the performance and his show impresses even the most devoted Neil Diamond fans.

Schubert Centre
3505 30th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:30 pm Sutton Cinema Under the Stars - The Lego Movie

Sutton Group - Lakefront Realty is pleased to announce that they will be hosting outdoor movie nights in Vernon again this summer. Admission is free to the family-friendly films, which will be shown on a huge, inflatable screen in Polson Park. Arrive early to find a good spot as the outdoor films are very popular. Blankets and portable chairs are recommended to make the grass field more comfortable. Popcorn and refreshments will be available with all proceeds benefiting various charities.

Polson Park
Vernon BC   [ map ]
Tamara Cinnamon
250 549-3944
tamaracinnamon@sutton.com

Saturday
July
26

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Vernon Ghost Tours Week

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon is back for it's eleventh year of spine tingling tales and haunted houses.
Tours leave at 9:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum and the former Library. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for thsoe over the age of 12 and $5 for those under (cash only)
So, if you have never gone, or haven't gone ina while, you have one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again.
No reservations necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.
Contact Mr. Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd - Paranormal Expert, Entrepreneur, and Purveyor of Medicinal Remedies

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

10:30 am Summer Story Time @ The Vernon Library

Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM from July 5th to August 23rd. Great for little ones aged 2 to 5, with stories, songs and rhymes.

Vernon - Okanagan Regional Library
2800 - 30th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

11:00 am to 5:00 pm Cider Tasting @ The BX Press Cidery

Try some delicious hand-crafted cider made right on site of The BX Press Cidery! Tastings from 11am to 5pm.

The BX Press Cidery
4667 East Vernon Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-503-2163
www.thebxpress.com

1:00 pm Canning Demo @ Davison Orchards

The Davison girls will be doing canning demonstrations in front of the market again this year. Come by and say hello and see how much fun eating local year 'round can really be. The girls show you the easy way to can food!

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

1:00 pm Exhibition on Screen, Vermeer & Music

The Vernon Public Art Gallery and Vernon District Performing Arts Centre present, Exhibition on Screen, Vermeer & Music. The National Gallery, London, offered a fresh look at one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. The National Gallery chose to focus on Vermeer’s relationship with music. It is one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and reveals an enormous amount about the sitter and the society they lived in. New research, revealed for the first time at this exhibition, showed how his technique and materials affected Vermeer’s works.. Tickets-$18 Adult $13 Student and there is a $3 discount available for members of community organizations.

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

1:00 pm Saturday Serious Fun @ Okanagan Science Centre

Drop in to the Okanagan Science Center for a special live science program every Saturday at 1:00 pm this summer. our experienced staff, scientists, volunteers, and special guests will guide you through exciting hands-on activities and experiments-discover a different subject each week! Suitable for all ages; FREE for members, regular admission for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm Vermeer & Music: The Art of Love and Leisure

Film Screening: Tim Marlow goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer's life - and, in doing so, shows in fabulous HD detail many other of the artist's captivating works. Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca.

BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Family Saturday @ VPAG

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. All materials supplied. Suggested ages 5+ Drop-in, $3/members, $5/non-members.

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

7:00 pm Royal Canadian Artillery Band Free Concert

Join The Royal Canadian Artillery Band at Silver Star Mountain for a free concert. Bring your lawn chair and jacket and enjoy the show!

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm Savour the Okanagan @ Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

Enjoy local wine and beer tasting from 7-9pm, appies from 7-9pm, a silent auction, and live entertainment. Cash bar starts at 9pm. Featuring product from Volcanic Hills, Ancient Hill, Cassini Cellars, Hillside Winery, Stag's Hollow, Intrigue Wines, Okanagan Spring, Larch Hills, Mission Hill, Cedar Creek, and much more! Tickets can be purchased at Bourbon Street Grill or online at vjhfoundation.org.

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

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

Sunday
July
27

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Vernon Ghost Tours Week

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon is back for it's eleventh year of spine tingling tales and haunted houses.
Tours leave at 9:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum and the former Library. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for thsoe over the age of 12 and $5 for those under (cash only)
So, if you have never gone, or haven't gone ina while, you have one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again.
No reservations necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.
Contact Mr. Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd - Paranormal Expert, Entrepreneur, and Purveyor of Medicinal Remedies

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

10:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday Brunch @ The Village Green Hotel

Sunday Brunch $13.95 Adults / $11.95 Seniors / Children $1 per year to 12

27th Street Grill
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(800) 555-1123

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

11:00 am to 5:00 pm Cider Tasting @ The BX Press Cidery

Try some delicious hand-crafted cider made right on site of The BX Press Cidery! Tastings from 11am to 5pm.

The BX Press Cidery
4667 East Vernon Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-503-2163
www.thebxpress.com

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Rising Stars of Summer - Raquel Warchol

The Golf Club at The Rise presents Rising Stars of Summer from 5-7pm! July 27th features Raquel Warchol! No cover charge, family style food, special menu offerings, and green fee golf draw! Reserve your table because space is limited. 250-545-7425

The Rise
8500 Rising View Way Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 545-7425 (877) 243-7417
golfinfo@therise.ca
www.therise.ca

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 Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

Monday
July
28

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Vernon Ghost Tours Week

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon is back for it's eleventh year of spine tingling tales and haunted houses.
Tours leave at 9:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum and the former Library. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for thsoe over the age of 12 and $5 for those under (cash only)
So, if you have never gone, or haven't gone ina while, you have one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again.
No reservations necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.
Contact Mr. Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd - Paranormal Expert, Entrepreneur, and Purveyor of Medicinal Remedies

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Caetani Centre Summer Environmental Art Camps

Young creators aged 5 – 7 are invited to enroll in an eco-friendly art camp taking place on the Caetani grounds.
Taught by local artist and teacher, Robyn Soderberg, the Creators Camp is sure to be filled with outdoor exploration and artistic expression. The art camp focuses on an environmental theme and offers facilitation in both French and English. For more information, please call 250-938-2131.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Summer of Science: Sprouting Science @ Science Centre

Get hands-on with the science behind our valley's rich farming history. Sprout your very own pizza garden full of yummy herbs, explore compost and the miniature world of insects, and discover how many products can be made with natural ingredients. For ages 6-8. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon 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 ]

9:30 am to 3:30 pm Creative Kids Art Camp ages 7-10

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 7-11, Members $160 Non Members $170 Materials $25
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

10:30 am Summer Story Time @ The Vernon Library

Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM from July 5th to August 23rd. Great for little ones aged 2 to 5, with stories, songs and rhymes.

Vernon - Okanagan Regional Library
2800 - 30th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

Tuesday
July
29

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Vernon Ghost Tours Week

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon is back for it's eleventh year of spine tingling tales and haunted houses.
Tours leave at 9:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum and the former Library. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for thsoe over the age of 12 and $5 for those under (cash only)
So, if you have never gone, or haven't gone ina while, you have one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again.
No reservations necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.
Contact Mr. Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd - Paranormal Expert, Entrepreneur, and Purveyor of Medicinal Remedies

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Caetani Centre Summer Environmental Art Camps

Young creators aged 5 – 7 are invited to enroll in an eco-friendly art camp taking place on the Caetani grounds.
Taught by local artist and teacher, Robyn Soderberg, the Creators Camp is sure to be filled with outdoor exploration and artistic expression. The art camp focuses on an environmental theme and offers facilitation in both French and English. For more information, please call 250-938-2131.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Summer of Science: Sprouting Science @ Science Centre

Get hands-on with the science behind our valley's rich farming history. Sprout your very own pizza garden full of yummy herbs, explore compost and the miniature world of insects, and discover how many products can be made with natural ingredients. For ages 6-8. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Thursday, July 31, 2014 ABNC Kid’s Summer Camps: Avian Adventures!

Learn about song birds, wetland birds and raptors in BC, and especially in the Okanagan! Find out how birds are different, what they eat and what adaptations they have to survive. Learn bird songs, and flight patterns. Use ABNC binoculars to find local birds.

Our Half- Day Summer Camps run from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Mornings only are offered due to the afternoon heat.
Our Programs offer hands on nature experiences in a fun learning environment. Each session is customized for the age group indicated.

Tuesday Ages 4-5
Wednesday Ages 6-7
Thursday Ages 8-10

$20 for members, $25 for non members

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

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Silly Science Half-Day Camps for Preschoolers: Astro Tykes!

The Silly Science preschooler program at the OSC will be back in action with more incredibly fun activities than ever before. Your preschooler will explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning as well as having some "serious fun"! For children age 3-5 and their parent/caregiver (parent accompaniment optional). Members $20 + GST; Non-members $25 + GST
*Each day features different activities, register for each day separately

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:30 am to 3:30 pm Creative Kids Art Camp ages 7-10

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 7-11, Members $160 Non Members $170 Materials $25
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

10:00 am to 11:30 am Free Family Park & Play Events @ Kin Beach

Join us this summer for Park & Play! A FREE program for FAMILIES and children to get out
and be active during the summer months. With a focus on sports movement skills we will use games and
activities to get you moving, laughing and having FUN!

Kin Beach Park
Tronson Road & Lakeshore Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

3:30 pm Summer Sky Planetarium Show

join the Okanagan Science Center staff for a family-friendly exploration of the stars in our own planetarium. Discover the wonders of the night sky and learn all about the stars and planets and the constellations they're part of. your summer stargazing isn't complete without Kevin's guided tour of the sky.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm War on the Home Front

A powerful, moving and entertaining journey back to the time of World War II both here in Vernon and the battle-torn countryside of Italy.
$22.50 Adult
$17.50 Cadet/Student
$17.50 Senior

Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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

Wednesday
July
30

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Vernon Ghost Tours Week

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon is back for it's eleventh year of spine tingling tales and haunted houses.
Tours leave at 9:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum and the former Library. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for thsoe over the age of 12 and $5 for those under (cash only)
So, if you have never gone, or haven't gone ina while, you have one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again.
No reservations necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.
Contact Mr. Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd - Paranormal Expert, Entrepreneur, and Purveyor of Medicinal Remedies

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Caetani Centre Summer Environmental Art Camps

Young creators aged 5 – 7 are invited to enroll in an eco-friendly art camp taking place on the Caetani grounds.
Taught by local artist and teacher, Robyn Soderberg, the Creators Camp is sure to be filled with outdoor exploration and artistic expression. The art camp focuses on an environmental theme and offers facilitation in both French and English. For more information, please call 250-938-2131.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Summer of Science: Sprouting Science @ Science Centre

Get hands-on with the science behind our valley's rich farming history. Sprout your very own pizza garden full of yummy herbs, explore compost and the miniature world of insects, and discover how many products can be made with natural ingredients. For ages 6-8. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Thursday, July 31, 2014 ABNC Kid’s Summer Camps: Avian Adventures!

Learn about song birds, wetland birds and raptors in BC, and especially in the Okanagan! Find out how birds are different, what they eat and what adaptations they have to survive. Learn bird songs, and flight patterns. Use ABNC binoculars to find local birds.

Our Half- Day Summer Camps run from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Mornings only are offered due to the afternoon heat.
Our Programs offer hands on nature experiences in a fun learning environment. Each session is customized for the age group indicated.

Tuesday Ages 4-5
Wednesday Ages 6-7
Thursday Ages 8-10

$20 for members, $25 for non members

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

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Wild On Science Day Camps: Inside Okanagan Science! ages 6-10

Through intellectually stimulating hands-on activities, children will be able to expand their curiosity while improving their questioning skills and knowledge regarding the world in which they live. Wild on Science! encourages critical thinking and creativity as a means for expanding educational experience and personal development. By participating in an enjoyable program focused on science and technology, children will build a strong foundation for the appreciation of science and may consider it as a possible career opportunity.
Each camp is $40 + GST for members and $50 + GST for non-members

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:30 am to 3:30 pm Creative Kids Art Camp ages 7-10

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 7-11, Members $160 Non Members $170 Materials $25
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

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

Every Wednesday is free entertainment during lunchtime, from noon to 12:30pm at Justice Park, across from the Vernon Court House. Starts July 9th with Vernon band Steel Wound.

July 9th - Steel Wound
July 16th - OM
July 23rd - Nice Verdes
July 30th - Steel Wound
August 6th - Tasman Jude
August 13th - Raquel Cole
August 20th - Treble Makers
August 27th - AMISTAD

Justice Park
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 War on the Home Front

A powerful, moving and entertaining journey back to the time of World War II both here in Vernon and the battle-torn countryside of Italy.
$22.50 Adult
$17.50 Cadet/Student
$17.50 Senior

Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen 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

Thursday
July
31

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Vernon Ghost Tours Week

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon is back for it's eleventh year of spine tingling tales and haunted houses.
Tours leave at 9:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum and the former Library. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for thsoe over the age of 12 and $5 for those under (cash only)
So, if you have never gone, or haven't gone ina while, you have one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again.
No reservations necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.
Contact Mr. Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd - Paranormal Expert, Entrepreneur, and Purveyor of Medicinal Remedies

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014 Summer of Science: Sprouting Science @ Science Centre

Get hands-on with the science behind our valley's rich farming history. Sprout your very own pizza garden full of yummy herbs, explore compost and the miniature world of insects, and discover how many products can be made with natural ingredients. For ages 6-8. Runs from 9am to 3pm, $150 + GST for members, $175 + GST for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Thursday, July 31, 2014 ABNC Kid’s Summer Camps: Avian Adventures!

Learn about song birds, wetland birds and raptors in BC, and especially in the Okanagan! Find out how birds are different, what they eat and what adaptations they have to survive. Learn bird songs, and flight patterns. Use ABNC binoculars to find local birds.

Our Half- Day Summer Camps run from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Mornings only are offered due to the afternoon heat.
Our Programs offer hands on nature experiences in a fun learning environment. Each session is customized for the age group indicated.

Tuesday Ages 4-5
Wednesday Ages 6-7
Thursday Ages 8-10

$20 for members, $25 for non members

Allan Brooks Nature Centre
250 Allan Brooks Way Vernon 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 ]

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Silly Science Half-Day Camps for Preschoolers: Astro Tykes!

The Silly Science preschooler program at the OSC will be back in action with more incredibly fun activities than ever before. Your preschooler will explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning as well as having some "serious fun"! For children age 3-5 and their parent/caregiver (parent accompaniment optional). Members $20 + GST; Non-members $25 + GST
*Each day features different activities, register for each day separately

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:30 am to 3:30 pm Creative Kids Art Camp ages 7-10

Our art camps are designed to offer a variety of projects with technical and skill levels appropriate for the age group. Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media*. The class will hold an art exhibit for family and friends the last day of camp. Lunch is supervised; participants need to bring a lunch, drinks and snacks.
July 7-11, Members $160 Non Members $170 Materials $25
To register phone 250-542-6243 or visit www.vernonarts.ca

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

10:00 am Back in Time-Thursday Tours @ Mackie Lake House

Bring your guests and yourself for a tour of the exquisitely crafted 1910 Historic Mackie Lake House. Learn about the architecture, history and characteristics of this unique home and the families that lived here in a 1 ½ hour tour. Nestled on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream these weekly tours are $10 per person, no reservations required.

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Johnny Popper Orchard Tours @ Davison Orchards

We've got a beautiful orchard and we'd love to share it with you! Johnny Popper Orchard tours are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, to learn about what we grow and how we grow it, to hear where we've come from as a family and how Davison Orchards has grown into what it is today. Every season will highlight a different aspect of farming: Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore! Jonny Popper Orchard Tours leave every hour on the hour from the Village Market

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

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Free Park & Play Family Fun @ Polson Park

Join us this summer for Park & Play! A FREE program for FAMILIES and children to get out
and be active during the summer months. With a focus on sports movement skills we will use games and
activities to get you moving, laughing and having FUN!

Polson Park
Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm VPAG Opening Reception: Decolonize Me

Decolonize Me is a group travelling exhibition created by Ottawa Art Gallery. The artists in the exhibition are Sonny Assu, Jordan Benett, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Nigit’stil Norbert, Barry Pottle, and Bear Witness with an additional curatorial project by Heather Igloriorte and Carla Taunton. The exhibition is a critique of colonial legacy in Canada, with the focus on the individual and collective quest for self-determination.

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

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Civic Sounds Live Music Downtown Vernon

Every Thursday throughout July & August the Civic Plaza (between the Library & Museum) truly comes alive with the FREE Civic Sounds concerts! Civic Sounds attracts Vernon and area residents and visitors out to listen to live local artists perform as the sun goes down! Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy our local talent! For inquires please contact the Downtown Vernon Association at 250-542-5851.

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

7:30 pm War on the Home Front

A powerful, moving and entertaining journey back to the time of World War II both here in Vernon and the battle-torn countryside of Italy.
$22.50 Adult
$17.50 Cadet/Student
$17.50 Senior

Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:30 pm The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy

This Summer Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy by Jacob Richmond, with music by Hank Pine. It is the story of Mr. Punch, who, along with his wife Judy, The Devil, Pretty Polly, Joey the Clown, Jack Ketch the Hangman, Scaramouch, and Mr. Pugs the Shaved Monkey, have been performing their famous, children's puppet show, Punch & Judy, for over 350 years. When Judy grows tired of the show's insolent, unsophisticated humour and falls in love with the handsome and refined actor, Oedipus Rex, Mr. Punch goes on a journey to win her back. Under the Devil's direction, Mr. Punch must learn how to become a kind, compassionate, and beautiful person. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy! Box office opens at 6:30pm, gates open at 7pm.

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