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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

Saturday
November
22

9:30 am to 3:30 pm 35th Annual Okanagan Artisans Guild Show & Sale

The longest running sow of its kind, offering local, quality, handcrafted wares and fine arts by professional artisans, in the comfort and finery of the Vernon Lodge. Free Admission.

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

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 ]

10:00 am to 5:00 pm A Festival of Crafts @ Kal Tire Place

This craft show takes place Friday, Nov 21 from 11 am until 8 pm and again on Saturday, Nov 22 from 10 am until 5 pm. Admission: $3.00 per person, Children under 12 - Free ($1.00 from each admission goes to Hospice House).
Vernon presents ....A Festival of Crafts has again proven to be one of the major craft shows of the Okanagan Christmas season. Expect to see more than 100 vendors, including artisans from the Kootenays, Lower Mainland, and Alberta.

Kal Place
3445 43rd Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

11:00 am The Very Hungry Caterpillar @ The Performing Arts Centre

Mermaid Theatre provides a spectacular retelling of three of Eric Carle’s classic children’s stories on Saturday, November 22 2014 at 11:00am with their production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites. Through stunning black light puppets and props, The Very Hungry Caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, Little Cloud travels through the sky, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovers his own unique nature in this colourful performance that will delight young audiences.

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

11:00 am to 7:00 pm 2014 Annual Snow Show (Vernon Snowmobile Club) @ Vernon Recreation Complex

The Vernon Snowmobile Association and the Lumby/Mabel Lake Snowmobile Association present the 2014 Snow Show.Come see what the dealers and many other enthusiastic vendors have to offer for the upcoming Winter Season. Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Ski-Doo, Polaris.Tickets: $2.00

Vernon Recreation Center
3310-37th Ave Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm Flying Things…Human Journeys Across Our Skies @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us for Saturday Serious Fun this Saturday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. Flight has been the dream of humankind since they watched in awe as birds soared effortlessly through the sky. From Leonardo da Vinci to the Wright Brothers, join us in exploring the evolution of man’s quest to soar. Also…design and build your own “flying machine” in this interactive family workshop.
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 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 ]

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

8:00 pm Lent, Fraser, Wall @ Vernon Jazz Club

An eclectic mix of jazz, roots and folk, plus rhythm and blues. Tickets for all concerts are available online at www.vernonjazzclub.ca, at each gig, at the Bean Scene and Bean-to-Cup coffee houses, and sometimes at the door.

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

9:15 pm The Young’uns @ The Green

The Young'uns, live at The Green! Come get your crazy on! Food, drink, and entertainment!

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Sunday
November
23

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

Tuesday
November
25

7:30 pm Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe Christmas Show - SOLD OUT

Stuart McLean, "Canada's favorite storyteller", is coming to Vernon with his Christmas Show!

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

Wednesday
November
26

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

7:00 pm Vernon Vipers vs. Merritt Centennials

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 BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-6022
www.vipers.bc.ca

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
November
27

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

Thursdays are ITALIAN NIGHT! Chef prepared pastas made in front of you, YOU choose the ingredients & toppings! Italian wine & beer features also available! Just $19.95/person*. Last seating is at 9:00pm. No a-la-carte menu available.

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

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/

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 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 ]

2:30 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/

Sunday
November
30

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