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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

Wednesday
October
22

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

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
October
23

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 ]

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Live Model Drawing @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

VPAG continues to offer live model drawing sessions for artists. No experience required, just bring your drawing materials of choice, easels are provided. Set to music in a private space, artists are welcome to draw without inhibition. Models are experienced, male and female, nude or draped. Participants must be over the age of 19. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required. $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

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

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm Artist Ilyana Martinez @ Headbones Gallery

Ilyana Martinez is an artist working primarily in painting and drawing from Toronto, Ontario. During her residency, she is staying at the Caetani Centre and working at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and at various locations around Vernon. Combining watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil, she prefers to work in smaller, intimate formats on paper. Using imagery from the natural world (plants, branches, seeds, rocks, roots, bodies of water) she merges these with images from urban environments (buildings, roads, structures, grids). Layered in with these are depictions from the imagination. Martinez states: “To create my drawings, I play at being an archaeologist, a gardener, a builder, a cartographer. Starting from the unknown, the blank page incites me to explore vague ideas, to plant them in a context, to nurture them, and create systems that give direction. Foundations are laid and elements built up to create illusory communities. As in an archaeological site, things are uncovered and discoveries are made. The urban and the natural combine together and sustain one another. All is transformed as buildings become plants, and seeds sprout structures. Growth and decay have an equal hand. The drawings are a testimony of a voyage with improvisation and chaos. They are maps that echo the importance of drawing as an artistic and personal language. The works also communicate a concern about our tenuous relationship to the environment. A significant part of my studio practice involves a study of the natural world as a starting point: a collection of objects found while walking and hiking such as rocks, pinecones, seeds, leaves, and fragments of roots and branches are examined, sketched, and used directly as sources for the final drawings. Landscapes sketches are also an essential element of the work.
I photograph the landscape on a macro and micro level and use these images as additional sources. The research will enhance my understanding of the topography of the area, an important and unique region of Canada.”
Martinez wishes to bring attention to this essential territory of British Columbia. The works allow the viewer to experience the landscape and in a sense, to take a journey there. They are given a chance to interact with nature in an innovative way, in these tranquil spaces for reflection and meditation. Martinez works as both an individual artist, and as a member of the Z’otz Collective. Locals may remember her works as part of the Z’otz Collective exhibition, Modified Inuition, shown in 2007 at Vertigo Gallery, here in Vernon. She also exhibited at Headbones Gallery when it was located in Toronto several yeas ago. Her works have also been shown internationally in Honduras, Mexico, New York, Guatemala, Croatia, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Italy, and in Canada at many Toronto venues and also at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina. Martinez graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art & Design, and received an Advanced Visual Studies Certificate, Florence, Italy. She studied design at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and also Yale University, Switzerland, also taking part in the Exchange Program, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, UK.
To view more works by Ilyana please visit http://ilyana-martinez.blogspot.ca This program is generously sponsored in part by a grant from the British Columbia Arts Council. For more information, please contact the Caetani Centre 250-275-1525 (9 am – 1 pm, Mon - Fri.), or visit our website www.caetani.ca.

Headbones Gallery
6700 Old Kamloops Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm A “Near Murder” Mystery @ Greater Vernon Museum Archives

Join us in unravelling our 1923 North Okanagan "Near Murder" Mystery. Be a member of the jury and help to determine the outcome of the trial. Tickets $20; includes appies and refreshments. Limited space so book now!

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

Friday
October
24

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 ]

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

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

8:30 pm Margit Sky Band @ Checkers Bar and Grill

Margit Sky is a collection of local Kamloops artists expressing their love for music and sharing this universal connection. Margit Sky have a flexible line-up, playing as a single artist all the way to a 5-piece band. They play a mix of covers and originals from genres of classic rock, folk, country and contemporary rock. Go check them out, no cover charge!

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

Saturday
October
25

All Day Family Pumpkin Fest @ Davison Orchards

This is the weekend we have all been waiting for: Pumpkin patch rides, scarecrow-making workshop, kid's entertainment and pumpkin treats galore! No matter what the weather- put your boots on, suit up the family and come down to the farm. Pumpkin fest is all about making memories with your kids and family!

Davison Orchards Country Village & Gift Shop
3111 Davison Road 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 4:00 pm U-Pick Pumpkin Tours

Our pumpkin patch is bursting with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes! We welcome you to our farm to pick your own future Jack-o-Lantern right from the patch! U-Pick Pumpkin Tours are available every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10:00am-4:00pm. We will also have pumpkin tours for the Pro-D day.
Cost $9.00 for tour and pumpkin or $4.00 for the tour only.

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

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Vernon Fall Home Show and Vernon Life at 55+ Show @ Vernon Recreation Centre

2 shows under 1 roof! Vernon Life @ 55+ and Vernon Fall Home Shows happening at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Special guest speakers and over 50 displays! Free admission!

Vernon Recreation Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 545-6035

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Family Daze @ O’Keefe Ranch

Family Daze at O'Keefe Ranch, suitable for children and families! Enjoy walking through the corn maze! Tickets $8, and free for seasons pass holders. Call O'Keefe Ranch for more information.

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

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Science Behind the Scare Daytime Event @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us in exploring two floors of new creepy experiments, displays and devilish demos! “Science Behind the Scare” will entertain and educate children, youth, families and the faint of heart with exciting hands-on activities. Experience the FUN side of FEAR in Fear Factory 2014 with our friendly scientists. How loud can you scream? Find out in our NEW Scream Box! Get to the point with our Bed of Nails! Dry ice experiments, Fear Factor challenges … all this and more at the “Science Behind the Scare” daytime event! The nighttime Zombies will be locked up and the lights ON.
Daytime event for ALL ages: Oct. 25, 26, 31 & Nov 1; 11-4 each day.

Admission: OSC Members $6; Non-Members $7; Family (up to 6 people) $25 + GST on admissions

Meet the Zombies (if you dare) in the night time event FEAR FACTORY THE WORKING DEAD

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm Halloween Bash @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is once again putting on their popular Halloween event. This years’ Halloween Monster Mash party features new games and crafts along with the opportunity to trick-or-treat at the old Vernon shops. Come dressed in costume and have your name entered in our draw. The Halloween event will be held at the museum Sat. Oct. 25th from 1-3pm. Tickets are available at the museum prior to the event; only $3.00/child with the accompanying adult(s) free. We regret that due to space we will not be able to accommodate drop-ins this year.
For more information please call (250) 542-3142 or visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum.

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

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Family Saturday: George Rodrigue Inspired Pet Portraits @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

This month learn how to paint a George Rodrigue inspired pet portrait! Parents are welcome to join in as well. Bring a picture of your favourite pet or use one of ours. Gallery staff will guide participants through basic drawing techniques and how to create your pet portrait in the iconic George Rodrigue style. 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 ages 5+. $3/members, $5/non-members.

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

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm Brickhouse @ Vernon Jazz Club

Vancouver's hippest Blues-Funk Band Original, tight and funky! 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 ]

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Paul Moore and Friends

Paul Moore and friends will be a performance with a mixture of classical songs and arias, musical theatre, jazz favourites, and contemporary pop
$35 Adult
$32 Senior
$25 Students (18 and Under)

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

8:30 pm Margit Sky Band @ Checkers Bar and Grill

Margit Sky is a collection of local Kamloops artists expressing their love for music and sharing this universal connection. Margit Sky have a flexible line-up, playing as a single artist all the way to a 5-piece band. They play a mix of covers and originals from genres of classic rock, folk, country and contemporary rock. Go check them out, no cover charge!

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

Sunday
October
26

10:00 am to 4:00 pm U-Pick Pumpkin Tours

Our pumpkin patch is bursting with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes! We welcome you to our farm to pick your own future Jack-o-Lantern right from the patch! U-Pick Pumpkin Tours are available every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10:00am-4:00pm. We will also have pumpkin tours for the Pro-D day.
Cost $9.00 for tour and pumpkin or $4.00 for the tour only.

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Vernon Fall Home Show and Vernon Life at 55+ Show @ Vernon Recreation Centre

2 shows under 1 roof! Vernon Life @ 55+ and Vernon Fall Home Shows happening at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Special guest speakers and over 50 displays! Free admission!

Vernon Recreation Centre
3310 37 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 545-6035

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Family Daze @ O’Keefe Ranch

Family Daze at O'Keefe Ranch, suitable for children and families! Enjoy walking through the corn maze! Tickets $8, and free for seasons pass holders. Call O'Keefe Ranch for more information.

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

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Science Behind the Scare Daytime Event @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us in exploring two floors of new creepy experiments, displays and devilish demos! “Science Behind the Scare” will entertain and educate children, youth, families and the faint of heart with exciting hands-on activities. Experience the FUN side of FEAR in Fear Factory 2014 with our friendly scientists. How loud can you scream? Find out in our NEW Scream Box! Get to the point with our Bed of Nails! Dry ice experiments, Fear Factor challenges … all this and more at the “Science Behind the Scare” daytime event! The nighttime Zombies will be locked up and the lights ON.
Daytime event for ALL ages: Oct. 25, 26, 31 & Nov 1; 11-4 each day.

Admission: OSC Members $6; Non-Members $7; Family (up to 6 people) $25 + GST on admissions

Meet the Zombies (if you dare) in the night time event FEAR FACTORY THE WORKING DEAD

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 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

Monday
October
27

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 ]

7:00 pm Ghost Tours of Vernon @ Vernon Museum

Good things come in threes…
The Ghost Tours of Vernon are back for only three evenings this Halloween season. Catch host/storyteller/ paranormal scholar, Gabriel David Sumegi Newman, on October 27th, 28th and 29th at 7:00 PM if you want your season’s fill of local ghost stories and macabre historical oddities. “The rustle of leaves, the dark shadows, and the smell of fall makes the Halloween tours especially enjoyable,” says Newman, who has been conducting this storytelling walking tour for the past ten years.

Tours leave at 7:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine or snow so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for those over the age of 12 and $5 for those 12 and under (cash only).

No reservations are necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.

Vernon Museum & Archives
3009 32nd Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
Gabriel David Sumegi Newman
250-260-8757
ghosttours@shaw.ca
www.ghosttoursofvernon.com

Tuesday
October
28

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

7:00 pm Ghost Tours of Vernon @ Vernon Museum

Good things come in threes…
The Ghost Tours of Vernon are back for only three evenings this Halloween season. Catch host/storyteller/ paranormal scholar, Gabriel David Sumegi Newman, on October 27th, 28th and 29th at 7:00 PM if you want your season’s fill of local ghost stories and macabre historical oddities. “The rustle of leaves, the dark shadows, and the smell of fall makes the Halloween tours especially enjoyable,” says Newman, who has been conducting this storytelling walking tour for the past ten years.

Tours leave at 7:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine or snow so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for those over the age of 12 and $5 for those 12 and under (cash only).

No reservations are necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.

Vernon Museum & Archives
3009 32nd Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
Gabriel David Sumegi Newman
250-260-8757
ghosttours@shaw.ca
www.ghosttoursofvernon.com

Wednesday
October
29

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 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

7:00 pm Ghost Tours of Vernon @ Vernon Museum

Good things come in threes…
The Ghost Tours of Vernon are back for only three evenings this Halloween season. Catch host/storyteller/ paranormal scholar, Gabriel David Sumegi Newman, on October 27th, 28th and 29th at 7:00 PM if you want your season’s fill of local ghost stories and macabre historical oddities. “The rustle of leaves, the dark shadows, and the smell of fall makes the Halloween tours especially enjoyable,” says Newman, who has been conducting this storytelling walking tour for the past ten years.

Tours leave at 7:00pm from the steps of the Vernon Museum. It is an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine or snow so dress appropriately. Ticket price is $10 for those over the age of 12 and $5 for those 12 and under (cash only).

No reservations are necessary unless you want to book a private tour for 20 or more.

Vernon Museum & Archives
3009 32nd Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
Gabriel David Sumegi Newman
250-260-8757
ghosttours@shaw.ca
www.ghosttoursofvernon.com

7:30 pm Legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - SOLD OUT

Kootenay Concert Connection Presents The Legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca $56.25 Call 250-549-7469

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

8:00 pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Big Apple Productions presents a stage version of the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, about a lost couple who encounter a sweet transvestite from Transylvania and his posse. Tickets for all shows are available at the Ticket Seller, (250) 549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca. Contains mature content.

I.P.E. Horticultural Building
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

Thursday
October
30

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 ]

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

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

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Big Apple Productions presents a stage version of the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, about a lost couple who encounter a sweet transvestite from Transylvania and his posse. Tickets for all shows are available at the Ticket Seller, (250) 549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca. Contains mature content.

I.P.E. Horticultural Building
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

Friday
October
31

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Science Behind the Scare Daytime Event @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us in exploring two floors of new creepy experiments, displays and devilish demos! “Science Behind the Scare” will entertain and educate children, youth, families and the faint of heart with exciting hands-on activities. Experience the FUN side of FEAR in Fear Factory 2014 with our friendly scientists. How loud can you scream? Find out in our NEW Scream Box! Get to the point with our Bed of Nails! Dry ice experiments, Fear Factor challenges … all this and more at the “Science Behind the Scare” daytime event! The nighttime Zombies will be locked up and the lights ON.
Daytime event for ALL ages: Oct. 25, 26, 31 & Nov 1; 11-4 each day.

Admission: OSC Members $6; Non-Members $7; Family (up to 6 people) $25 + GST on admissions

Meet the Zombies (if you dare) in the night time event FEAR FACTORY THE WORKING DEAD

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 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 ]

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Downtown Vernon Halloween Treat Trail

Kids 12 years and under are invited visit participating businesses in Downtown Vernon for a fun filled treat trail! Families are encouraged to come Downtown and walk the ‘Treat Trail’ to receive loads of fantastic Halloween Treats (while quantities last). Kids must be 12 years old or younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. Get your Treat Trail map online or at the DVA office.
Call the DVA Office for more information! 250.542.5851

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

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm Caravan Farm Theatre 11th Annual Walk of Terror

CARAVAN FARM THEATRE presents the 11th Annual Walk of Terror: THE WHISTLER!
Created by Scott Crocker, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett & Georgina Beaty. Come discover mystery and terror deep in the woods, with a walk that will scare all ages. Encounter The Whistler, a ghost that travels by night. The Whistler haunts strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows.
Plus Live in Concert! JACK GARTON'S DEMON SQUADRON
Jack Garton's Demon Squadron is a powerful new band featuring Jack at the helm of deep grooves and mad ideas in the style he pioneered with Vancouver darlings Maria in the Shower. The Demon Squadron is a band of howling blues-dub sorcerers. Irreverently mixing musical styles and approaches, they fling the door wide open, welcoming all to the squeezebox dance party!

Friday, October 31st
Dare to take the Walk of Terror any time between 7 & 8 pm
Music at 8

Prizes for Best Costume!
Adults $19 in advance
$24 at the gate
Children 12 & under $6

Cash only concession. Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

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

8:00 pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Big Apple Productions presents a stage version of the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, about a lost couple who encounter a sweet transvestite from Transylvania and his posse. Tickets for all shows are available at the Ticket Seller, (250) 549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca. Contains mature content.

I.P.E. Horticultural Building
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm Mace @ Checkers Bar and Grill

MACE started it’s journey together in 1981. The band quickly developed a reputation for intuitive song selection and dynamic stage presence ... a perfect combination for audiences looking for an exciting evening of rock and roll. Of course, the third ingredient is the ability to deliver the songs with skill and passion so that patrons can share the energy ... the “vibe”if you will. MACE has always been able to deliver. Strong lead and backup vocals, precise harmonies, solid rhythms and warm, driving bottom end are all part of the formula. Throw in some world-class guitar work and the results are sublime. Go check them out, no cover charge!

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

9:15 pm Halloween Shaker @ The Green

Halloween Shaker at The Green featuring Bender! Drink specials and creepy Halloween shooters. Prizes for best costume!

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]