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Concerts  


Kelowna Kiwanis Festival

Dec 5 Various Times
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

Online registration opens Dec. 1, for the 94th Kelowna Kiwanis Festival in 2020 at http://KelownaKiwanisFestival.com. Deadline for registration is Jan. 22/20. See news release featuring local 2019 festival high achiever Hailey Lewis who also has...

Penta Ventus Woodwind Quintet Christmas Concert

Dec 5 7:00 PM
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The first of the Music at the Museum Series, the Penta Ventus Woodwind Quintet of Kelowna will play traditional Christmas songs in a variety of classical and contemporary arrangements. Spend an early winter evening relaxing as you listen to...

Theatre  


"A Christmas Carol" by the KSS Night Owl Theatre

Dec 5 7:00 PM
Kelowna Secondary School, 1079 Raymer Ave., Kelowna

This winter, the Kelowna Secondary School Night Owl Theatre is proud to present “A Christmas Carol” the classic by Charles Dickens. Set in 19th century England, this play shows that you can find light even in the darkest of times. Ebenezer...

Wineries  


Wine & Cheese \" The Perfect Pairing\"

Dec 5 4:00 PM
Great Estates Okanagan Wine Experience Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton

Wine and Cheese “The Perfect Pairing” $25.00 p/p Serving wine and cheese together feels like a no-brainer but which wines work best with which cheeses? From red and white wine to dessert-styles, join us to discover the wine secrets of...

Dances/Parties  


Thursday Night Dance

Dec 5 7:00 PM
Parkinson Activity Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Dance every Thursday 7 - 10 p.m. 1700 Parkinson Way. Enjoy a great old-time dance with a live band. Vic & Co play foxtrots, polkas, 2-steps, waltzes, schottisches. cha cha, rumba and probably anything you want to request. Admission is $6.00 for...

Salsa Thursdays

Dec 5 8:00 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna presents SALSA THURSDAYS 8pm Singles, Couples, All levels and ages 30 minute lesson with dance to follow 421 Cawston Ave. V1Y 6Z1 (250)717-5304 $10/person or $15/2. Great exercise for body and mind. Make...

Seasonal  


Soak up the Season at the Vancouver Aquarium

Dec 5 10:00 AM
The Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Make a splash this festive season at the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 60,000 creatures, and amazing shows daily, there’s something for everyone this holiday season. • The holidays aren’t complete without a visit to see Scuba Claus....

Crafts/Markets  


Hungarian Christmas Bazar

Dec 5 3:00 AM
Hungarian House, West Kelowna Ross rd. beside Super 8motel, Kelowna

Hungarian Christmas Bazaar Dec.7 from 10-3 Hungarian food and goodies for sale. Hungarian House West Kelowna beside Super 8 motel

Rutland Activity Center 5th annual craft fair

Dec 5 9:00 AM
Rutland Senior Centre, 765 Dodd Road, Kelowna

5th Annual Craft Fair -A Variety of Vendors and a Concession. Something for everyone. Sunday Dec 8 - 9-3 pm

LIght Up the Arts

Dec 5 10:00 AM
Summerland Arts & Cultural Centre, 10105 Main St.Summerland, Summerland

Visit the Summerland Community Arts Council's Christmas Gift Market starting on Friday, November 29th at 4 pm. 10105 Main St. in downtown Summerland. We'll be open Tuesday to Saturday until December 24th. Shop for unique handcrafted art and gifts...

Drop In - Pick a Project

Dec 5 10:00 AM
Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio, #102 - 1974 Moss Court, Kelowna

Rustic Chalk Decor now offers Drop In time, where you can come in on a whim & paint a beautiful wooden sign with over 20 design choices, OR book ahead and choose from several of our most popular projects! We always have the following...

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Dec 5 6:00 PM
Lavender and Lace Floral Farm , 3609 Gordon Drive , Kelowna

A beautiful grapevine wreath will be provided for you to design a stunning wreath for your door or inside your home as a wall hanging. We will use only the most beautiful local greenery and some added textured pieces that will bring your unique...

Wooden Christmas Trees w/ Sign and more...

Dec 5 6:30 PM
Rustic Chalk Decor, 1974 Moss Court Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us at the Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio to create this cute Christmas decor set - you will be able to customize the the sign and trees in Fusion Mineral Paint colour(s) of your choice to match your home decor! Invite some friends and...

Wooden Christmas Trees w/ Sign and more...

Dec 5 6:30 PM
Rustic Chalk Decor, 1974 Moss Court Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us at the Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio to create this cute Christmas decor set - you will be able to customize the the sign and trees in Fusion Mineral Paint colour(s) of your choice to match your home decor! Invite some friends and...

Wooden Christmas Trees w/ Sign and more...

Dec 5 6:30 PM
Rustic Chalk Decor, 1974 Moss Court Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us at the Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio to create this cute Christmas decor set - you will be able to customize the the sign and trees in Fusion Mineral Paint colour(s) of your choice to match your home decor! Invite some friends and...

DIY Wooden Christmas Trees w/ Sign

Dec 5 6:30 PM
Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio, #102 - 1974 Moss Court, Kelowna

Join us at the Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio to create this cute Christmas decor set - you will be able to customize the the sign and trees in Fusion Mineral Paint colour(s) of your choice to match your holiday home decor! Invite some friends...

Art/Exhibitions  


Artists of the Okanagan

Dec 5 9:00 AM
Peachland Art Gallery, 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC, Peachland

This coming Saturday, November 9, the final exhibition of the year will have arrived. All Okanagan artists will have had the opportunity to offer their best works prior to the Christmas gift-giving season. This year 42 artists will be showcasing...

Artsolutely

Dec 5 9:00 AM
Vernon Community Arts Centre, Polson Park, 2704 A Highway 6, Vernon

Join us for Artsolutely! The most vibrant art and artisan sale in the North Okanagan! Running from December 1 to the 24th, find all your Christmas gifts in one spot- here at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park! Celebrating its 14th...

Feature Exhibit: Steeped in our Traditions

Dec 5 10:00 AM
Lake Country Museum and Archives, 11255 Okanagan Centre Rd. W., Lake Country

Steeped in our traditions is a new exhibit featured at Lake Country Museum and Archives. It includes a handmade Girls Festival Doll display and illustrates the importance of tea and the ceremony around consumption.

Under 500 Exhibition and Sale

Dec 5 10:00 AM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2019 through December 23, 2019 Art Drop-Off Dates: Works can be dropped off or shipped to the gallery between Friday, October 18, 2019 and Thursday, November 7, 2019. Each year the gallery puts a call out to artists...

Under 100 Exhibition

Dec 5 10:00 AM
Lake Country Art Gallery, 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country

The Under 100 exhibition/art sale shows over 700 pieces of artwork that are all priced under $100, with new art being added every Wednesday. We are open 10-4 pm, 7 days a week and until 9 pm on Thursdays, with a Night Market on Dec 5, from...

Ornamented + Long Night's Journey Exhibition

Dec 5 11:00 AM
PDCAC Gallery at the Leir House Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave, Penticton

The PDCAC presents a dual themed group exhibition, Long Night’s Journey + Ornamented featuring artists from across the Okanagan. A Long Night’s Journey explores the darker days as we slip through time to a new year. Ornamented is a celebration...

Keeping and Preserving Your Photos Part I

Dec 5 12:30 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

Preservation + Conservation Workshops We create, receive, and keep records throughout our lives. They have emotional, legal, financial, or administrative value. This series of workshops will explain what should be kept, how to keep it, in which...

Under 500 Exhibition + Sale

Dec 5 5:00 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2019 through December 23, 2019 Art Drop-Off Dates: Works can be dropped off or shipped to the gallery between Friday, October 18, 2019 and Thursday, November 7, 2019. Each year the gallery puts a call out...

LIGHT COLOUR ENERGY - ART at the FACTORY

Dec 5 5:00 PM
The Factory, 1302 St. Paul St. Kelowna , Kelowna

You are invited to the opening reception of Light Colour Energy - paintings by Canadian artist Heidi Thompson

Lectures  


Single Parent Information Night at WorkBC

Dec 5 6:00 PM
WorkBC Capri Centre, 107-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Please join us as we provide information about access to funding about retraining, childcare and returning to work! This event is for parents who are unemployed underemployed.

Courses  


Chronic Condition Self-Management Leader Training

Dec 5 9:30 AM
Kamloops-Downtown Y, 400 Battle Street, Kamloops, Kamloops

ARE YOU LOOKING TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY? HELP OTHERS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS? We are looking for individuals who have a chronic health condition (chronic pain, asthma, MS, heart disease, etc.) themselves, are a caregiver for someone...

Taoist Tai Chi®

Dec 5 10:00 AM
Francophone Cultural Centre, 702 Bernard Ave, Kelowna

Join classes anytime! You are welcome and encouraged to participate in as many classes as you like. To join simply attend the class of your choice and and talk to the instructor. Start your path to better health. Everyone welcome! Questions?...

Simply Meditate

Dec 5 12:00 PM
Technology Brewing Corporation , #130- 2960 Okanagan Ave SE, Salmon Arm

Decompress midday meditation!

Preservation + Conservation Workshops

Dec 5 12:30 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

"Keeping and Preserving Your Photos Part I" We create, receive, and keep records throughout our lives. They have emotional, legal, financial, or administrative value. This series of workshops will explain what should be kept, how to keep it,...

Introduction to Tai Chi

Dec 5 1:30 PM
Okanagan Regional Library (Rutland), #20 - 301 Hwy. 33 West, Kelowna

Revitalize and renew yourself with an introduction to Tai Chi at the Rutland Library. Practice gentle stretching exercises to improve balance, focus and overall health. Wear comfortable clothing and indoor shoes without heels. All library...

Cooking with Wine Culinary Class

Dec 5 6:00 PM
Mission Hill Winery, 1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC , West Kelowna

It's no secret, we love cooking with wine! From simmering, to braising, or deglazing, our culinary team will guide you through the secrets of cooking with wine, as the ultimate flavor enhancer. Savour four incredible courses, for an evening where...

HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOPS

Dec 5 6:30 PM
Passionate Blooms, #13-1515 Westgate Rd, Kelowna

You know what makes every workshop better? #Wine, that’s what!!! Get in the #Holiday spirit with one of our first Wreath & Wine Workshops of the season! Enjoy a glass (or two) while learning how to create a gorgeous wreath with fresh, local...

Family Fun  


Child Minding (Ages 0-5)

Dec 5 Various Times
Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC , Kelowna

Parents, enjoy a workout or swim in the facility while your children are in the care of qualified staff and volunteers. We provide supervised play with age-appropriate toys, arts, crafts, and special care for babies. 1.5 hour time limit. Days:...

Pre-School Christmas Party

Dec 5 8:30 AM
Kelowna Gymnastix, 225-1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna

We’re hosting a funtastic Christmas themed event for pre-school kids. Come and experience our pre-school program and see how much fun gymnastics and being active is.

Pre-School Christmas Party

Dec 5 8:30 AM
Kelowna Gymnastix, 225-1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Join us for a FUNtastic pre-school Christmas Party. Enjoy some active time and see why gymnastics is so much fun.

Kids Day Camps  


JKA Shotokan Karate Thursday (Ages 4-10)

Dec 5 3:15 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

The beginner kids will learn traditional karate basics and get the opportunity to train in the newest, most innovative athletic methods to improve the students’ potential. This class will help our students better understand the importance...

[email protected]

Dec 5 3:45 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

This drop-in program is open to those aged 11 to 14 on Thursday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:45pm. Students draw, paint and focus on projects of particular interest to them. [email protected] is starting up again for fall 2019! The first class will be...

Youth leadership Development (Ages 12-15)

Dec 5 4:00 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

Making an impact starts here. Our Youth Leadership Development program will help teens get to know themselves better while learning fundamental leadership skills and making new friends in a fun, inclusive environment. Through a variety of...

Boys In Action (Ages 10-14)

Dec 5 6:00 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

This program is just for the guys! Our awesome leaders use a variety of fun, active and engaging activities to promote healthy living, encourage positive friendships and give boys an opportunity to build on lifelong skills.

Girls Unite (Ages 10-14)

Dec 5 6:00 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

We want all girls to embrace their unique qualities and shine bright like a star! Have your girl join our inspiring leaders to participate in activities designed to celebrate, encourage and empower girls as well as build strong friendships and...

Meetings  


Penticton Toasties-Toastmaster meeting

Dec 5 4:45 PM
Penticton Recreation Centre, Uptairs meeting room 2, 325 Power Street, Penticton, Penticton

It’s the little things that make a big difference to being effective communicators: your approach, attitude, and how you feel all affect how you speak. Think of giving a speech as having a conversation and not as a performance which must be...

*NEW SMART RECOVERY MEETING*

Dec 5 7:00 PM
Metis Community Services Society of BC, 147 Park Road, Kelowna

SMART Recovery is an addiction recovery program that is a leading alternative to the twelve step approach. A 4-point program that teaches us to; 1) Build and Maintain Motivation 2) Cope with urges 3) Manage Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours...

Non-Profit  


Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast

Dec 5 6:30 AM
Coast Capri Hotel , 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

Join us at the Coast Capri Hotel for the Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast on Thursday, Dec 5 from 6:30 am - 9:30 am. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast in exchange for new, unwrapped toy or cash donation for the Salvation Army's Christmas campaign....

Naramata Centre 2020 Spring Program Launch Party

Dec 5 5:00 PM
Naramata Centre - Columbia Hall, 455 Ellis Avenue, Naramata

oin us Dec. 5th as we celebrate the release of our new Spring Program and preview our plans for Summer 2020. Enjoy music

Social Action  


Pecha Kucha Volume 18: Move It

Dec 5 6:00 PM
Cannery Brewing, 198 Ellis Street, Penticton

Vol. 18:  MOVE IT! Cannery Brewing, Penticton, BC, Thursday December 5, 2019. Doors open at 6 p.m. (speakers at 7 p.m.)  At Pecha Kucha Penticton we like to bust a move whenever we can. For Volume 18 of our popular speaker series we feature a...

Comedy  


Totally Free Open Mic Comedy at Dakoda\'s

Dec 5 7:00 PM
Dakoda\'s Sports Bar & Grill, 1574 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

This is where Kelowna's top comics test out their newest material! New comics, experienced comics, and everyone in between . We often have as many as 40 comics on the show! This is a big event and its free! 2 hosts! 2 feature showcase spots!...

Sports  


OGC Kinder Gym Parent & Tot

Dec 5 9:00 AM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your child ages 2.5-4 years old to our Terrific 2\'s &3\'s Parent & Tot class every Thursday from 9:00-9:45 am. This 45 minute parent participation class will be led by a NCCP certified gymnastics coach to introduce your child to the...

OGC Kinder Gym

Dec 5 10:15 AM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your child age 4-5 years old to our Fabulous 4's class every Thursday from 10:15-11:15 am. This 1 hour independent class will be led by a NCCP certified gymnastics coach to introduce your child to the sport of gymnastics. Kids will be active...

OGC Preschool Drop-in

Dec 5 10:30 AM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Can't commit to an entire session of classes? Drop In instead! We offer preschool drop-ins for children 5 years of age and under every Thursday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult and up to 3 children per adult....

OGC Kinder Gym

Dec 5 3:15 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your child age 5-6 years old to our Fantastic 5's class every Thursday from 3:20-4:20 pm. This 1 hour independent class will be led by a NCCP certified gymnastics coach to introduce your child to the sport of gymnastics. Kids will be active...

OGC Intermediate Girls Classes

Dec 5 3:30 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Intermediate Girls #1 class every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm. This 1 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor follows our Foundations Girls class and is the next step for your child to continue...

OGC Intermediate Girls Classes

Dec 5 4:30 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Intermediate Girls #2 class every Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm. This 1.5 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor follows our Intermediate Girls #1 class and is the next step for your child to...

OGC Foundations Girls Classes

Dec 5 5:15 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Foundations Girls class every Thursday from 5:20-6:20 pm. This 1 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor will introduce your child to the sport of gymnastics. The girls will follow a certification...

OGC Advanced Girls Classes

Dec 5 6:00 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Advanced Girls class every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm. This 2 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor follows our Intermediate Girls #3 class and is the next step for your child to continue within...

OGC Tumbling Co-ed Classes

Dec 5 6:15 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your kids ages 8-13 to our Tumbling class every Thursday from 6:20-7:20 pm. This 1 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor will introduce your child to tumbling. In this class athletes will be working on cartwheels, front...

Pubs/Clubs  


LEGION LUNCH THURSDAY

Dec 5 11:30 AM
KELOWNA LEGION, 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna

LIVER & ONION LUNCH plus Chef Special Lunch at the Legion every Thursday 11:30-1:00pm. Come join us from some home made meals! Everyone welcome! Members and guests welcome! Anyone can become a member!

Memphis Blues Acoustic Music With Poppa Dawg

Dec 5 5:30 PM
Memphis Blues BBQ House 289 Bernard Ave, 120-7841 Highway 97, Kelowna

Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff plays live acoustic blues, soul and Americana music from 5:30 til 8:00. Blues and BBQ in downtown Kelowna and fun for the whole family!

Thursday Night Blues With Poppa Dawg & Friends

Dec 5 9:00 PM
Blue Gator Bar & Grill, 441 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna

Blues, Soul, R&B and Motown live music with Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff, Grant Jones and Greg Donskov from 9 til Midnight and no cover charge!

Trivia/Gaming  


Trivia Thursdays at Kelly O'Bryan's West Kelowna!

Dec 5 8:00 PM
Kelly O\'Bryan\'s West Kelowna, 3470 Carrington Avenue, West Kelowna

Tremendous Trivia is pleased to present an evening of fun, challenging, and always entertaining trivia games at Kelly O'Bryan's West Kelowna! Included are general knowledge questions for all ages and abilities, a visual round, 2 Name That Tune...

The Emcee Presents Thursday Night Trivia

Dec 5 8:30 PM
97th Street Pub, 2400 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us for a fun filled, interactive and entertaining evening of Trivia on Thursday Nights at 97th Street Pub! The Emcee Entertainment combines traditional Pub Trivia with a focus on entertainment, fun and laughter that you won't find anywhere...

The Emcee Presents Thursday Night Trivia

Dec 5 8:30 PM
97th Street Pub, 2400 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us for a fun filled, interactive and entertaining evening of Trivia on Thursday Nights at 97th Street Pub! The Emcee Entertainment combines traditional Pub Trivia with a focus on entertainment, fun and laughter that you won't find anywhere...

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