Brigitta Kocsis – #Techboyz Exhibition

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Public Art Gallery presents #Techboyz - a series of paintings that bring together different strategies and techniques to express Brigitta’s relationship towards the subject of everyday life for young adults. Capturing a special moment in time where they regain a sense of freedom after long periods of isolation, she brings together different strategies and techniques to express her relationship to the subject formally and conceptually. 

Spring Art Classes

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704A Highway 6, Vernon, British Columbia

The Vernon Community Arts Centre offers a variety of art classes and workshops for beginner, intermediate and professional artists.  Mediums include pottery, painting, drawing, fibre arts, printmaking, glass arts, bookbinding, mixed media, music and so much more!  Check out all the class listings on their website or click on the event to download the Spring Class Brochure.

Earth Expo ’22

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Earth Expo '22 features artwork and projects contributed by Vernon youth in honour of Earth Day 2022, and will be on display April 20-May 20 at The Museum & Archives of Vernon. Click on event for more details.

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Powerhouse Theatre presents: Ben Hur by Patrick Barlow

Powerhouse Theatre 2901 35th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Directed by Tanya Laing Gahr, technical direction by Rusty Gahr, and featuring Gabriel Newman, Cliff Lattery, John Lomas and Ali Baloun. Ben Hur is a hilarious comedy about a troupe of overconfident performers doing their best to mount an epic for the ages … to varying degrees of success.

The greatest book ever penned is brought to the stage by a towering team of just four actors - turning a theatre near you into one of the most authentic versions of Ancient Rome ever seen! Click on event for more details including performance dates and times, and a link for tickets.

$30
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Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers for a walk around downtown Vernon and a chance to find out some of the stories, history – and mysteries! – behind the city's many murals. These tours will help you discover all the places and ways our past meets our present. Tours run Tuesday evenings at 6pm and Friday mornings at 9am, and run approximately 1.5 hours. Click on event for more details and to book your tickets.

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Okanagan Woodcarvers – Weekly Group

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704A Highway 6, Vernon, British Columbia

Meet the Okanagan Woodcarvers! Established in 1995, the North Okanagan Woodcarvers are made up of a group of over 40 local carving enthusiasts. The Carver’s skills range from beginner to advanced, and they meet regularly to share ideas, learn from one another, and socialize in a relaxed and casual setting.

Meetings occur every Tuesday between 1:00 and 4:00pm at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, from January to May, and September to November.

If you are interested in learning more about this group, stop by the Arts Centre and say hello!

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Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers for a walk around downtown Vernon and a chance to find out some of the stories, history – and mysteries! – behind the city's many murals. These tours will help you discover all the places and ways our past meets our present. Tours run Tuesday evenings at 6pm and Friday mornings at 9am, and run approximately 1.5 hours. Click on event for more details and to book your tickets.

Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners – Monthly Meeting

Vernon Library (ORL) 2800 30th Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

New Guests Welcome!

Join the Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners for their monthly meeting and learn more about this diverse and interesting craft.  The next KWS Guild meeting will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. It will be a short business meeting, followed by Show and Tell. Meet will be held at the Vernon Library in the meeting room downstairs.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be following any required Covid protocols that may be in place at the library, and we will endeavour to have a zoom set-up for those who are unable to meet in person.

If you have questions or would like more information, please email [email protected]

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Caetani House Guided Tours

Caetani Centre 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, British Columbia

Explore the secrets and rumours of this 125-year-old heritage house with an intriguing and disturbing history, and learn more about the Caetani legacy. Guided and self-guided tours available. Guided tours are approximately 1.5 hours with time to look around, and each tour can be booked for up to 10 people. Self-guided tours are available for scheduled drop-in times as noted below.  Tickets for both go on sale starting Thursday, April 28th. Click on event for ticket link and more details.

Dates: Every Thursday (2pm, 6pm), Friday and Saturday (10am, 2pm) until August 28th, 2021

Learn + Connect: Reading for Reconciliation

Learn + Connect: Reading for Reconciliation, invites participants to a monthly virtual book club series focused on the recently released Okanagan Women’s Voices Syilx and Settler Writing and Relations, 1870s to 1960s. Okanagan Women’s Voices collects Syilx and settler women’s writing and storytelling, much of it discovered in local archives and not previously published. It includes life writing, such as correspondence, journals, and memoirs, as well as translations of Syilx captikʷł (traditional stories), popular history, poetry, drama and fiction

Click on event for ticket link.

Free
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Caetani House Guided Tours

Caetani Centre 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, British Columbia

Explore the secrets and rumours of this 125-year-old heritage house with an intriguing and disturbing history, and learn more about the Caetani legacy. Guided and self-guided tours available. Guided tours are approximately 1.5 hours with time to look around, and each tour can be booked for up to 10 people. Self-guided tours are available for scheduled drop-in times as noted below.  Tickets for both go on sale starting Thursday, April 28th. Click on event for ticket link and more details.

Dates: Every Thursday (2pm, 6pm), Friday and Saturday (10am, 2pm) until August 28th, 2021