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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

Friday
November
28

All Day Festival of Christmas Traditions

Downtown Vernon comes alive for the Festival of Christmas Traditions - our official light up! Join us as we celebrate many loved Christmas Traditions to kick off the holiday shopping season in Downtown Vernon. Visits with Santa, cookie decorating, crafts, pony rides, carriage rides, entertainment stage, bonfire, marshmallow roast, colouring contest, hockey shoot out, letter to Santa and much more!
Call the DVA Office for more information! 250.542.5851

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

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Vernon Indoor Farmers Market

Come visit all your favorite regular vendors all winter long. Stock up with fresh Produce, Gourmet Cheeses, Delicious Baking, Specialty Food Products, and 1000’s of handcrafted gift items….such as jewelry, clothing, toys, hats, woodwork, body products, & lots more.

Vernon Farmers’ Market
3445 43rd Ave 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 6:00 pm Mustache Mile @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Join us in Silver Star Village for the first annual Mustache Mile. Silver Star, Sovereign Lake and The Canadian Cancer society have joined together to put on this exciting cross country fundraising event. Show off your gorgeous mustache you have been working so hard to grow all month or just come out to support a great cause, supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 2014 Light Up @ Downtown Vernon

One of Vernon’s favourite Holiday Events – bring your family and friends downtown on Friday November 28th from 5-8pm and be a part of a community tradition. Visit with Santa, decorate cookies, listen to holiday carols and curbside music, sample some local fare, roast marshmallows – there’s so much to see at the Downtown Vernon Light Up.

Stores are open for holiday shopping as you stroll under the stars and along an avenue full of lights. View the illuminating window displays as our merchants compete in the Window Display Contest and vote for your favourite – or sip something warm from restaurants and cafe’s competing in the Hot Chocolate Challenge. Stop by our mini Avenue Market with vendors and artisans you’ve missed since the summer.

Downtown Vernon Association
30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pub Night @ Predator Ridge

Fridays are PUB NIGHT in the Lounge. Back to basics with chef prepared comfort food features served with a variety of craft beers. A beer & a great meal will cost you under $20 every time!

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

7:00 pm Storybook @ Performing Arts Centre

The Cirque Theatre Company & The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club are proud to present a unique production: Storybook. Join your favorite storybook characters as they enchant you with this unique fairy tale twist. Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Alice, Peter Pan and friends lead Goldilocks on an unforgettable journey of self discovery. The production uses a dynamic fusion of circus arts, drama, dance, rhythmic gymnastics, music, acrobatics, and cirque-like storytelling. It is an athletic and artistic endeavor that will captivate young and old alike.
Starring Isabella Haldane & Naomi Yacyshen

Directed by: Camille Martens
Assistant Directors: Tammy Andreotti and Brie MacPherson
Set and Lighting Design: Dave Brotsky
Sound Technician: Randy Jones

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

7:00 pm Live Music & Dancing with REWIND @ Army, Navy & Air Force

If you have liked "No Bad Days, you will love Rewind

Under the Spitfire, Army, Navy and Air Force
2500-46th Ave Vernon BC BC   [ map ]
250-542-3277

7:30 pm AURA chamber Choir @ All Saints Anglican Church

Aura Chamber Choir, Imant Ramish (conductor), Majorie Close (accompanist)
Tickets: $18; students free
Available: choir members, Bean Scene Coffee house, at the door. Phone: 250-503-1927

All Saints Anglican Church
3205 - 27th Street Vernon, BC BC   [ map ]

Saturday
November
29

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

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

Westside Rd Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm Magnets, Magnetism and More @ Okanagan Science Centre

Explore magnets, move objects without touching them; just like magic! Enjoy science tricks while learning about magnets and magnetism. When: 1:00 pm Saturday, November 29, 2014
Suitable for all ages; FREE for members, regular admission for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Family Saturday: Kandinsky Oil Pastel Circles @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

This month learn how to create abstract art with oil pastels inspired by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. This is a fun project introducing children to abstract art. Parents are welcome to join in as well to create their own piece! 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 for ages 5+. The cost is $3/members and $5/non-members.

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

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm November Novel Writing Workshop @ Caetani Cultural Centre

November is “National Novel Writing Month” (NaNoWriMo)! Have novel in progress or a story just waiting to be told? Then this workshop is for you! Aspiring writers are invited to take part in developing their novel writing and creative skills and receiving weekly feedback from a published and practicing professional writer. In honour of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), join author, Laisha Rosnau, at the Caetani Cultural Centre for a month-long weekend series on how to write a novel. Learn how to plan for, plot, and structure a novel. Understand how to identify and coax the most compelling material, and how to build a world around it. Begin to develop and deepen characters, strengthen narrative voice and point of view. Create convincing settings and dialogue and write vivid descriptions. Over four workshops, we will foster idea generation, writing, and editing skills through instruction, writing workshops, and discussion. Craft issues will also be discussed and the exploration of fiction markets.

The cost of the 4 day workshop is $25 for existing Caetani Members, and $50 for non-members (will include a membership). Participants can register on-line at www.caetani.ca.

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

2:00 pm AURA Chamber Choir @ All Saints Anglican Church

Tickets: $18.00; Student free
Available: choir members, Bean Scene Coffee house, at the door

All Saints Anglican Church
3205 - 27th Street Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

2:30 pm Storybook @ Performing Arts Centre

The Cirque Theatre Company & The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club are proud to present a unique production: Storybook. Join your favorite storybook characters as they enchant you with this unique fairy tale twist. Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Alice, Peter Pan and friends lead Goldilocks on an unforgettable journey of self discovery. The production uses a dynamic fusion of circus arts, drama, dance, rhythmic gymnastics, music, acrobatics, and cirque-like storytelling. It is an athletic and artistic endeavor that will captivate young and old alike.
Starring Isabella Haldane & Naomi Yacyshen

Directed by: Camille Martens
Assistant Directors: Tammy Andreotti and Brie MacPherson
Set and Lighting Design: Dave Brotsky
Sound Technician: Randy Jones

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

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Community-Style Night @ Predator Ridge

Saturdays are COMMUNITY-STYLE NIGHT! Come alone or with a group to enjoy a 3-course menu served "community style" on a long table designed for sharing. Great food, great wines & great company is what "community style" is all about.

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

6:00 pm Vernon Vipers vs Trail Smoke Eaters

Junior A Hockey. Admission $14 (adult) $12 (seniors/students) $10 (children 6 - 12) children under 5 years free.

Kal Tire Place
3445 – 43rd Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-6022
www.vipers.bc.ca

7:00 pm Storybook @ Performing Arts Centre

The Cirque Theatre Company & The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club are proud to present a unique production: Storybook. Join your favorite storybook characters as they enchant you with this unique fairy tale twist. Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Alice, Peter Pan and friends lead Goldilocks on an unforgettable journey of self discovery. The production uses a dynamic fusion of circus arts, drama, dance, rhythmic gymnastics, music, acrobatics, and cirque-like storytelling. It is an athletic and artistic endeavor that will captivate young and old alike.
Starring Isabella Haldane & Naomi Yacyshen

Directed by: Camille Martens
Assistant Directors: Tammy Andreotti and Brie MacPherson
Set and Lighting Design: Dave Brotsky
Sound Technician: Randy Jones

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

9:00 pm The Legendary Lake Monsters @ The Green

Live music "The Legendary Lake Monsters" at The Green. Tickets $15 available at The Green and The Bean Scene. 9pm start. Food, Drink, and Entertainment.

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Sunday
November
30

1:30 pm Elinor Florence: Author signing her boook “Bird’s eye View”@ Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

A new War time novel by Elinor Florence of Invermere. For more information, visit www.elinorflorence.com
Admission: $3.00 at the door.

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
3009-32nd Avenue Vernon BC BC   [ map ]
250-542-3142

2:00 pm Lillooet’s Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers @ Performing Arts Centre

on their "O Holly Night" Tour -
Limited free tickets available at www.fountainofmusic.ca

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

6:00 pm Coldstream Community Light Up

This evening aims to bring neighbours together in the spirit of the season. There will be hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, Christmas cookie decorating and door prizes! There will be music from the Kidston Elementary School, Andrew Mercer and the Okanagan Celtic Choir, the Coldstream Christian Church Choral Group and Karissa Waddell. Please bring a donation to the food bank.

Coldstream Christian Church
9904 Kalamalka Road Coldstream BC   [ map ]