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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
August
29

All Day Interior Provincial Exhibition

The IPE is celebrating its 114 th year in 2014. Come and experience the Okanagan's rural lifestyle at its finest and enjoy some down home family fun. Meet the producers, marketers, suppliers and distributors that put our food on the table. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, the rodeo, fantastic food and wild rides on the midway. A great place to bring the family, come celebrate this year
DETAILS ON THIS EVENT TO FOLLOW

Armstrong IPEX
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

Friday, August 29, 2014 to Saturday, August 30, 2014 Gun, Antique & Outdoor Show

The Vernon Fish & Game Club hosts a Gun, Antique & Outdoor Show every year. The Show has guns, fishing equipment, antiques, collectibles and outdoor items. Come and buy, swap, trade or just look to see what is new and exciting.

Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
3310-37th Ave 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 ]

11:00 am Planet Bee Educational Presentation: Basically Bees! 11am & 2pm

Offered at 11:00am & 2:00pm daily
Recommended for ages 10 and under
Approximately 15 minutes.
$2.50 / person, ages 3 and under free.
A brief introduction to bee species and the life of a honey bee.
Includes a free honey stick for each guest.

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(877) 233-9675 (250) 542-8088 (250) 542-8072
info@planetbee.com
www.planetbee.com

12:00 pm Planet Bee Educational Presentation: All About Bees! 12pm & 3pm

Offered at 12:00pm & 3:00pm daily.
Recommended for ages 14+:
Approximately 50 minutes.
Adults (16+): $7.00; Children (15 and under) $5.50; Family $25.00 (max. 5 persons, 3 adults)
Enjoy a very informative PowerPoint presentation on bees in our quiet and comfortable indoor presentation room.
Bring your questions and curiosity for the presenter who will be ready to literally teach you "All About Bees"!
To make your memory of us even sweeter, all tour guests will receive a complementary personalized jar of honey valued at $4.00. For those 19+, you may choose to substitute your honey for a glass of mead.

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(877) 233-9675 (250) 542-8088 (250) 542-8072
info@planetbee.com
www.planetbee.com

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Trail Rides @ O’Keefe Ranch

Saddle up for an O'Keefe Ranch Tour experience on horseback! Trail rides Thursday to Sunday During July & August 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm. $40 plus tax includes admission and one hour horseback tour of Historic O'Keefe ranch. $30 for children (9 years and up) accompanied by an adult. All riders must have proper footwear with closed toes. Trail ride reservations are encouraged.

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

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/

5:30 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

8:30 pm The Keys @ Checkers Bar and Grill

The Keys, playing live at Checkers Bar and Grill. Go for good food and entertainment, no cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Saturday
August
30

All Day Interior Provincial Exhibition

The IPE is celebrating its 114 th year in 2014. Come and experience the Okanagan's rural lifestyle at its finest and enjoy some down home family fun. Meet the producers, marketers, suppliers and distributors that put our food on the table. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, the rodeo, fantastic food and wild rides on the midway. A great place to bring the family, come celebrate this year
DETAILS ON THIS EVENT TO FOLLOW

Armstrong IPEX
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

Friday, August 29, 2014 to Saturday, August 30, 2014 Gun, Antique & Outdoor Show

The Vernon Fish & Game Club hosts a Gun, Antique & Outdoor Show every year. The Show has guns, fishing equipment, antiques, collectibles and outdoor items. Come and buy, swap, trade or just look to see what is new and exciting.

Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
3310-37th Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

Saturday, August 30, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 5th Annual Kalamalka Classic Stand Up Paddle Festival

The Kalamalka Classic – Canada’s largest Standup Paddleboard festival – right here in the Okanagan. The event is open to everyone and serves up events and activities for recreational and competitive paddlers. There are events for everyone – all ages and skill levels including kids! You can even enter the recreational short race.

Kalamalka Beach
Kalamalka Road Coldstream BC   [ map ]

Saturday, August 30, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 Ski Dazzle ‘Pay Dirt’ Sale @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Sales Sales Sales! Need winter ski gear for the coming winter? Get yourself to Ski Dazzle this weekend for some great savings on ski gear! Winter is on it's way and we've got the gear you need to look good this winter at prices that won't be hard on your wallet!! See you there.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain 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 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 Planet Bee Educational Presentation: Basically Bees! 11am & 2pm

Offered at 11:00am & 2:00pm daily
Recommended for ages 10 and under
Approximately 15 minutes.
$2.50 / person, ages 3 and under free.
A brief introduction to bee species and the life of a honey bee.
Includes a free honey stick for each guest.

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(877) 233-9675 (250) 542-8088 (250) 542-8072
info@planetbee.com
www.planetbee.com

12:00 pm Planet Bee Educational Presentation: All About Bees! 12pm & 3pm

Offered at 12:00pm & 3:00pm daily.
Recommended for ages 14+:
Approximately 50 minutes.
Adults (16+): $7.00; Children (15 and under) $5.50; Family $25.00 (max. 5 persons, 3 adults)
Enjoy a very informative PowerPoint presentation on bees in our quiet and comfortable indoor presentation room.
Bring your questions and curiosity for the presenter who will be ready to literally teach you "All About Bees"!
To make your memory of us even sweeter, all tour guests will receive a complementary personalized jar of honey valued at $4.00. For those 19+, you may choose to substitute your honey for a glass of mead.

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(877) 233-9675 (250) 542-8088 (250) 542-8072
info@planetbee.com
www.planetbee.com

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Trail Rides @ O’Keefe Ranch

Saddle up for an O'Keefe Ranch Tour experience on horseback! Trail rides Thursday to Sunday During July & August 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm. $40 plus tax includes admission and one hour horseback tour of Historic O'Keefe ranch. $30 for children (9 years and up) accompanied by an adult. All riders must have proper footwear with closed toes. Trail ride reservations are encouraged.

O’Keefe Ranch
9380 Hwy 97N Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-7868
www.okeeferanch.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 to 3:30 pm Family Saturday: Silk Screening Workshop

Join us for the next Family Saturday on Saturday August 30th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. This month we will be silk screening! Creative hands on fun for kids and parents learn how to silk screen and create your own print to take home. During this workshop we will be printing on paper, if you would like to make a printed t-shirt bring your own 100 % cotton shirt and we will help you print it to take home and wear! Parents are welcome to join in and learn how to screen print as well. 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+. Cost is $3/members, and $5/non-members.

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

8:30 pm The Keys @ Checkers Bar and Grill

The Keys, playing live at Checkers Bar and Grill. Go for good food and entertainment, no cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Sunday
August
31

All Day Interior Provincial Exhibition

The IPE is celebrating its 114 th year in 2014. Come and experience the Okanagan's rural lifestyle at its finest and enjoy some down home family fun. Meet the producers, marketers, suppliers and distributors that put our food on the table. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, the rodeo, fantastic food and wild rides on the midway. A great place to bring the family, come celebrate this year
DETAILS ON THIS EVENT TO FOLLOW

Armstrong IPEX
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

Saturday, August 30, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 5th Annual Kalamalka Classic Stand Up Paddle Festival

The Kalamalka Classic – Canada’s largest Standup Paddleboard festival – right here in the Okanagan. The event is open to everyone and serves up events and activities for recreational and competitive paddlers. There are events for everyone – all ages and skill levels including kids! You can even enter the recreational short race.

Kalamalka Beach
Kalamalka Road Coldstream BC   [ map ]

Saturday, August 30, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 Ski Dazzle ‘Pay Dirt’ Sale @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Sales Sales Sales! Need winter ski gear for the coming winter? Get yourself to Ski Dazzle this weekend for some great savings on ski gear! Winter is on it's way and we've got the gear you need to look good this winter at prices that won't be hard on your wallet!! See you there.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain 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 Planet Bee Educational Presentation: Basically Bees! 11am & 2pm

Offered at 11:00am & 2:00pm daily
Recommended for ages 10 and under
Approximately 15 minutes.
$2.50 / person, ages 3 and under free.
A brief introduction to bee species and the life of a honey bee.
Includes a free honey stick for each guest.

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(877) 233-9675 (250) 542-8088 (250) 542-8072
info@planetbee.com
www.planetbee.com

12:00 pm Planet Bee Educational Presentation: All About Bees! 12pm & 3pm

Offered at 12:00pm & 3:00pm daily.
Recommended for ages 14+:
Approximately 50 minutes.
Adults (16+): $7.00; Children (15 and under) $5.50; Family $25.00 (max. 5 persons, 3 adults)
Enjoy a very informative PowerPoint presentation on bees in our quiet and comfortable indoor presentation room.
Bring your questions and curiosity for the presenter who will be ready to literally teach you "All About Bees"!
To make your memory of us even sweeter, all tour guests will receive a complementary personalized jar of honey valued at $4.00. For those 19+, you may choose to substitute your honey for a glass of mead.

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC   [ map ]
(877) 233-9675 (250) 542-8088 (250) 542-8072
info@planetbee.com
www.planetbee.com

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Trail Rides @ O’Keefe Ranch

Saddle up for an O'Keefe Ranch Tour experience on horseback! Trail rides Thursday to Sunday During July & August 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm. $40 plus tax includes admission and one hour horseback tour of Historic O'Keefe ranch. $30 for children (9 years and up) accompanied by an adult. All riders must have proper footwear with closed toes. Trail ride reservations are encouraged.

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

2:00 pm Caetani Centre Summer Live Music Series

Caetani Cultural Centre is hosting an amazing Summer Music Series starts Sunday May 25th with everyones favorite Cod Gone Wild

Other artists scheduled to perform include a songwriter’s showcase featuring -
Carolyn Anele, Betty Johnson, Kerry Parks, and Ginger & Rose, June 29;
The Lent Fraser Wall Trio, Aug. 3;
The Dharma Dolls (Judy Rose, Melina Moore, Tanya Lipscomb), Aug. 31,
The Creeks Sept. 28.

All concerts begin at 2:00 pm on the above select Sunday afternoons and are family friendly all-age concerts. Please be advised that parking is limited in the area of Caetani Centre and patrons are encouraged to walk if possible. Vehicles will have to find parking near-by and walk to the grounds. The back gate of the centre will also be opened for entry.

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

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Rising Stars of Summer - Rob Dinwoodie

The Golf Club at The Rise presents Rising Stars of Summer from 5-7pm! August 31st features Rob Dinwoodie! No cover charge, family style food, special menu offerings, and green fee golf draw! Reserve your table because space is limited.

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