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(Susan Wales photo)

Vernon singer-songwriter releases first new album in decades

Marsha Thompson’s Wishing on Stars was released this month

Perry Wainwright is urging pub goers to dig deep when the Kalamalka Pipers come around Dec. 2. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pubs and pipers tune in support for North Okanagan kids for Christmas

Donations collected for Santas Anonymous Society

Helen Belay (left) stars in The Wonderful, a modern retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life by Toronto playwright Luke Reece (right) at Caravan Farm Theatre Dec. 6-31. (Photo submitted)

North Okanagan sleigh theatre ‘leans into the wonder’ of Caravan

Modern retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life at farm theatre Dec. 6-31

The Monashee Mountains are featured in Warren Millers's film Daymaker. (Video still)

Skiers get pumped for season with Vernon film showing

Warren Miller’s film, Daymaker, features Monashee Mountains

The Monashee Mountains are featured in Warren Millers's film Daymaker. (Video still)
Predator Ridge hosts a seasonal market Friday, Nov. 25 from 4-7 p.m. (Contributed)

What’s happening around the North Okanagan

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Check out what’s on this week around town

Predator Ridge hosts a seasonal market Friday, Nov. 25 from 4-7 p.m. (Contributed)
Part of the cast rehearsing A New Beginning at The Chapel, getting ready for their Dec. 3 and 4 performances Georgia Rands (left), Ben Carey, Logan Carey; (center) Cheyanne Haak, Jacob Huntington, Amanda Aylard; (back) Nathan Bastiaansen, Sophie Carey, Adriana Bastiaansen, Lexi Derksen. (Gerry Shipmaker photo)

New Beginnings star in Enderby Christmas play

Free performance by youth at Chapel shares story of immigrants coming to Canada

Part of the cast rehearsing A New Beginning at The Chapel, getting ready for their Dec. 3 and 4 performances Georgia Rands (left), Ben Carey, Logan Carey; (center) Cheyanne Haak, Jacob Huntington, Amanda Aylard; (back) Nathan Bastiaansen, Sophie Carey, Adriana Bastiaansen, Lexi Derksen. (Gerry Shipmaker photo)
The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performed at the Kelowna ReStore for Habitat for Humanity’s holiday campaign video in October 2022. (Photo/Habitat for Humanity)

Youth orchestra performing throughout the Okanagan

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra is performing in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton over the weekend

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performed at the Kelowna ReStore for Habitat for Humanity’s holiday campaign video in October 2022. (Photo/Habitat for Humanity)
Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Vernon

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Chris Lemons shares his story in Vernon Nov. 29. (Chris Lemons photo)

Diver surfaces in Vernon with near-death tale

Chris Lemons will share his story at Last Breath event

Chris Lemons shares his story in Vernon Nov. 29. (Chris Lemons photo)
The Haunting of Falkland broke records in attendance and funds raised for 2022. (Contributed)

Falkland scares up record Haunting with double donations

More than 3,600 people attended Haunting of Falkland, local groups benefit from funds

The Haunting of Falkland broke records in attendance and funds raised for 2022. (Contributed)
The Ancora Women's Ensemble will perform at Vernon's Peace Lutheran Church on Nov. 26, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Ensemble to fill Vernon church with singing

The Ancora Women’s Ensemble is performing a concert at the Peace Lutheran Church Nov. 26

The Ancora Women's Ensemble will perform at Vernon's Peace Lutheran Church on Nov. 26, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Vernon folk duo John Lent and Mark Nishihara will be performing live music interspersed with poetry readings by Calvin White in Armstrong Saturday, Nov. 26, and in Vernon Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Poetry and music to be performed in Vernon and Armstrong

Calvin White will read from his latest poetry anthology, Facing the Sweating Horse

Vernon folk duo John Lent and Mark Nishihara will be performing live music interspersed with poetry readings by Calvin White in Armstrong Saturday, Nov. 26, and in Vernon Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
April Verch and Cody Walters play for the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society Nov. 27 at the Jazz Club. (Contributed)

Banjo and fiddle pair to kick up heels in Vernon

Folk Roots Society brings April Verch and Cody Walters to town

April Verch and Cody Walters play for the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society Nov. 27 at the Jazz Club. (Contributed)
The Kalamalka Highlanders performed at Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Kal Tire Place Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Scottish celebration returns to Vernon with Highlanders and haggis

St. Andrew’s Ceilidh brought back by Sons of Scotland

The Kalamalka Highlanders performed at Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Kal Tire Place Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
DuffleBag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol comes to town Sunday, Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Scrooge and Fezziwig play out classic in Vernon

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Performing Arts Centre for all-ages show

DuffleBag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol comes to town Sunday, Nov. 27. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Andrew Allen hosts his annual Christmas show, All Hearts Come Home, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Vernon Perfomring Arts Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon singer home for Christmas

Andrew Allen presents annual All Hearts Come Home Christmas show with special guests Dec. 10, VPAC

Vernon’s Andrew Allen hosts his annual Christmas show, All Hearts Come Home, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Vernon Perfomring Arts Centre. (Contributed)
The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents Pentaèdre at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Come and hear Quebec’s premier wind quintet transform new and well-loved music like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in c minor, and music from Mozart’s Magic Flute! The concert will be opened by Nicholas Covaser on double bass playing Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. (Contributed)

Quebec ensemble Pentaèdre perform for Vernon

North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents Pentaèdre at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Come and hear Quebec’s premier wind quintet transform new and well-loved music like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in c minor, and music from Mozart’s Magic Flute! The concert will be opened by Nicholas Covaser on double bass playing Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. (Contributed)
Reklaws

Reklaws bring barn-burner concert to Vernon

Tickets on sale Friday for country music sensation playing during Winter Carnival

Reklaws
Juno-nominated Canadian pop star Begonia is coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Nov. 19, 2022. (hellobegonia.com)

Canadian pop star Begonia to take the stage in Revelstoke, Vernon and Penticton

Begonia’s debut album, Fear, was nominated for a Juno Award

Juno-nominated Canadian pop star Begonia is coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Nov. 19, 2022. (hellobegonia.com)
The Okanagan Artists of Canada is holding its Fall for Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Show and sale coming to Vernon Arts Centre

You might see some familiar pieces at the Nov. 19-20 event

The Okanagan Artists of Canada is holding its Fall for Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (Submitted photo)
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