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Monday, November 14, 2022
What a dump of snow that was! An atmospheric avalanche!!! More in Peachland than West Kelowna, true -- winter’s here -- need to clear out our driveway -- car’s still down below!!!
There are still tickets left for the Mount Boucherie Secondary School Jazz Sextet who will be performing this Thursday, November 17 at 5 pm to 6 pm in the Mary Smith Hall of the Peachland Art Gallery. Dinner at the Peachland Sushi restaurant follows. Their past jazz concerts have always been full of a special vibe, a combination of energetic youthful enthusiasm and fresh creative expression. The Peachland Community Arts Council (PCAC) will be making a special presentation to the music department’s fundraising campaign. The cost is $35 for the 6:30 pm dinner at the restaurant which provides a delicious meal from a broad selection of dishes not limited at all to seafood and suiting every taste. The restaurant needs to confirm the number of attendees by tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) so please do not delay. You can pay by credit card over the phone at the Art Gallery (250-767-7422) from 10 am to 4 pm.
Emcee Paula McLaughlin reports that the recent October 27 Open Mic evening in the Peachland Art Gallery couldn’t have been more successful with over 15 performers and an audience approaching 80. The performances were a wonderful variety of ukulele, vocal, guitar, piano, including comedy and poetry! One of the standouts was the Waters family with 9-year-old Lily on uke, and little sister Hazel, age 3, singing along. Lily’s mother sang a folk song a cappella, Daddy on Box Drum, and Grandma played uke for a Bob Dylan and John Prine set! The audience also enjoyed the talents of brothers Elliot and Henry Kim on piano as well as vocals. London Dawson and Ruby Manson joined forces for an entertaining duet of Puff, the Magic Dragon. Local singer-songwriter Lloyd Sotas shared his original songs - always a special performance!
The talent was of high calibre for probably the best Open Mic yet! Thanks go out to Hainle Winery who served their excellent wines and to Deb Livingstone and Janet Hornseth and all the helpers from the PCAC who sponsors this event and provides such a beautiful venue. Readers can view a slideshow of the event on our website by clicking the link. Open MIC will be resumed in January. Any interested performers are welcome to contact the Art Gallery at 250-767-7422 or email email@example.com.
Unforeseen circumstances have caused Susan Haglund to change the dates of her upcoming Ex-Factor Abstracts series of Adult Winter Workshops at the Peachland 1898 Little Schoolhouse from November 16, 23,30 and December 7 to February 8, 15 and 22, 2023. Details of the series can be found at the underlined link and there may be positions still open by contacting Mary at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-767-1863. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused by the change of plans.
All that snow around will offer plenty of inspiration for Linda Sellers’ Watercolour Course being offered on Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2 from 10:30 to 3:30 pm at the Adult Winter Workshops in the Peachland 1898 Little Schoolhouse. It has a Holiday theme (naturally) with Christmas in the foreground! You’ll learn “new watercolour techniques and tricks as you paint.” Painting your own winter scenes over the two days, you’ll create two paintings with a theme that can be made into Christmas cards. For more information and to register contact Mary at email@example.com or phone 250-767-1863.
Two seasonal shows are being offered in the Kelowna area that feature some of our very own PCAC members. The first is Home Is Where The Art Is (poster attached) on Saturday, November 19 from 12 to 5 pm which showcases the works of Alex Fong, Patty Feist, Kato Rempel, Lee Claremont, Jessica Hedrick, and glass artist, Nancy Dearborn. The event pays homage to the late Garry Benson (founder of Benson Law) and is hosted at Benson's personal residence, 1298 Belgo Road, Kelowna. The show will help raise funds for Youth programming at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Admission is $10 CASH at the door and includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and enters you into an Art Draw.
The second show of the holiday season is Salon d'Art (poster attached) to be presented on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 from 11 am to 5 pm at the Kelowna French Cultural Centre (702 Bernard Avenue) featuring photographers Michael and Lin Breakey, glass artist Nancy Dearborn, Fiona Neal, Alex Fong, Jolene Mackie, and Debra Martin. Nighthawk Winery will be pouring their delicious wine for you to enjoy as you take in photography, watercolours, oil paintings, abstracts, jewelry, and glasswork. Donations of toys or monetary contributions for Santa's Helper will be welcomed.
A hen, a nightingale, a cuckoo, and a falcon are the birds that star this Friday when the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra gives us a Birds Eye View of some of the avian melodies composers have compiled throughout history. Jennifer Tung is the guest conductor as the orchestra performs Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor (La Poule — The Hen) and soprano Kelly Coubrough performs Jennifer Butler’s And Birds do Sing. Trumpeter, Guy Frew, highlights the evening with Respighi’s Gli Uccelli (The Birds). The orchestra performs this Friday, November 18 at the Kelowna Community Theatre at 7:30 pm, in Penticton on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30pm and in Vernon on Sunday, November 20 at 7 pm.
The Kelowna Actors Studio has come up with traditional season fare this year with A Christmas Carol - The Musical beginning on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm. "Bah, humbug"! Yes, of course, he’ll be in it – Ebeneezer Scrooge that is AND those three ghosts!!! Great for the whole family! Wednesdays to Sundays with matinees on Saturday at 1:00 pm.
The Many Hats Theatre is currently staging The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – yes, you heard that right, the works! – lots of laughs at their theatre at the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton. It runs from this Thursday, November 17 to every Saturday at 7:30 pm with a matinee on Sundays at 2:00 pm until December 11. The production ran for nine years in London. “All 37 plays and 154 sonnets in under 100 minutes performed by three energetic actors who wear their tights with pride! This is a truly unique production you won't want to miss!” – if you happen to be in Penticton, especially the matinee on a dull Sunday afternoon!
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – Shakespeare
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