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Rob Dinwoodie & Friends will perform for the Vernon Folk-Roots first concert of the year Jan. 21. (Contributed)

Folk-Roots groups in tune for 2023 season in Vernon

Blu & Kelly Hopkins from Silver Creek, and Vernon’s own Rob Dinwoodie and friends, open the year

Rob Dinwoodie & Friends will perform for the Vernon Folk-Roots first concert of the year Jan. 21. (Contributed)
Famous Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell will open the 2023 Peach Fest, organizers just announced. (Handout)
Famous Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell will open the 2023 Peach Fest, organizers just announced. (Handout)
Cris Derksen is the guest artist on cello, presenting Round Dance at the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances Jan. 20 and 21. (Contributed)
Cris Derksen is the guest artist on cello, presenting Round Dance at the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances Jan. 20 and 21. (Contributed)
The Karen Wiseman Quintet kick off the season at the Vernon Jazz Club Jan. 14. (Contributed)

Club jazzed for season of music in Vernon

Jazz Club presents performances every 2nd Saturday

The Karen Wiseman Quintet kick off the season at the Vernon Jazz Club Jan. 14. (Contributed)
Auditions are being held for a few remaining roles for Cabaret. (File photo)

Curtain opens on Cabaret auditions in Vernon

Big Apple Productions presents saucy musical in spring

Auditions are being held for a few remaining roles for Cabaret. (File photo)
Join Vernon’s Sadok Dance Ensemble for Malanka, Ukrainian New Year’s Eve Dance Saturday, Jan. 14, at Vernon’s City Dance Studio on 29th Street. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Venue change as Vernon dance group to ring in Ukrainian New Year

Sadok Dance Ensemble hosts Ukrainian New Year’s Eve dance Saturday, Jan.14, City Dance Studio

Join Vernon’s Sadok Dance Ensemble for Malanka, Ukrainian New Year’s Eve Dance Saturday, Jan. 14, at Vernon’s City Dance Studio on 29th Street. (Contributed)
Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson’s (arguably) greatest hit, ‘Four Strong Winds,’ is about a relationship he had with a woman from Vernon. Tyson died Dec. 29, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Tyson’s greatest song has strong Vernon connection

Four Strong Winds, by the late Ian Tyson, about an affair he had with woman from Vernon

Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson’s (arguably) greatest hit, ‘Four Strong Winds,’ is about a relationship he had with a woman from Vernon. Tyson died Dec. 29, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
SilverStar Mountain Resort is ready to light up for the holidays, with fireworks New Year’s Eve, like those on display for the recent light up. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon blasting into 2023 with New Year’s Eve events

A couple fireworks displays and lots of live music and DJs are planned

SilverStar Mountain Resort is ready to light up for the holidays, with fireworks New Year’s Eve, like those on display for the recent light up. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Village Green Shopping Centre’s holiday video trilogy has come to a close, as Finneas E. Finch, played by actor Paul Rossetti, is retiring from his role. (Village Green Shopping Centre image)

VIDEO: Holiday film puts a wrap on Village Green Shopping Centre’s Grinchy villain

Finneas E. Finch, aka Paul Rossetti, is retiring from the role in the Christmas video trilogy

The Village Green Shopping Centre’s holiday video trilogy has come to a close, as Finneas E. Finch, played by actor Paul Rossetti, is retiring from his role. (Village Green Shopping Centre image)
Local Losers is hosting an evening of live music by local musicians Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, with all proceeds going to the Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach Clinic. (Contributed)

Live music at Vernon venue to benefit outreach clinic

A night of entertainment at Local Losers will benefit the Cammy LaFleur Street Clinic

Local Losers is hosting an evening of live music by local musicians Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, with all proceeds going to the Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach Clinic. (Contributed)
Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to stages in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton in December 2022. (Submitted photo)

Nutcracker graces Okanagan stages

Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to stages in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton in December 2022. (Submitted photo)
Cod Gone Wild are making the rounds intimate Christmas shows around the Okanagan. (Wayne Emde photography

Cod goes wild in Okanagan rounds

Newfie-inspired band spreading Christmas cheer

Cod Gone Wild are making the rounds intimate Christmas shows around the Okanagan. (Wayne Emde photography
The performers of Holiday Cabaret are thrilled to again present their revue-style show on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at Vernon’s Schubert Centre. (Contributed)

Life’s a Holiday Cabaret for Vernon performers

Tremendously talented cast putting on revue-style show Saturday, Dec. 17 at Schubert Centre

The performers of Holiday Cabaret are thrilled to again present their revue-style show on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at Vernon’s Schubert Centre. (Contributed)
Horse Drawn Okanagan is bringing back its annual sleigh rides Dec. 22-24, 26-30, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Horse-drawn sleigh rides return with new North Okanagan venue

Horse Drawn Okanagan’s sleigh rides take place Dec. 22-24, 26-30

Horse Drawn Okanagan is bringing back its annual sleigh rides Dec. 22-24, 26-30, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Vernon’s Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble hosts the Sadok Saint Nicholas Christmas Performance, open to the public, Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon dance group puts on Saint Nicholas performance

Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble hosts special concert open to public Sunday, Dec. 18

Vernon’s Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble hosts the Sadok Saint Nicholas Christmas Performance, open to the public, Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan

The symphony is making stops in Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)
Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Candesca brings Christmas concert to Vernon

Award-winning vocal ensemble brings holiday tunes to town

Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)
Coldstream’s Mackie House celebrates Christmas with a couple of events this year. (Contributed)

Christmas coming to historic Coldstream home

Mackie Lake House celebrates the season with events

Coldstream’s Mackie House celebrates Christmas with a couple of events this year. (Contributed)
Vicki Proulx, outgoing executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display in Spirit Square for the society's Carnival of Lights event on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Winter Carnival event tickets on sale Friday

More than 28 new events for 2023 plus a lot of returning favourites; Carnival runs Feb. 3-12

Vicki Proulx, outgoing executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display in Spirit Square for the society's Carnival of Lights event on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Terry Pitt Brooke (Dr. Evan Kreider photo)
Terry Pitt Brooke (Dr. Evan Kreider photo)