Exhibit explores natural environment

Arts and culture events and activities in Summerland and the surrounding area

Nature In Motion, a study of the magical interplay between colour, movement and the natural environment opens at the Summerland Art Gallery with a reception on Thursday, March 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Film festival

The 10th annual World Community Film Festival runs from March 8 to 11 at UBC-Okanagan and the KLO Campus of Okanagan College.   This is Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival.

The film program this year features an outstanding selection of 35 documentary films from around the world. Film topics include environmental, social justice and human rights issues. www.worldfilmfestkelowna.net.

Dance club

The Friday Night Dance Club will hold its next dance this Saturday, March 10 with the band About Time at the Legion.

Future dances will be April 14 (New Vintage) and May 12 (Shindigger).

Enjoy an evening of dancing, fellowship, prizes and food for a most reasonable price.

For further information phone Anne Ling at 250-494-7168 or George Sutton at 250-494-1804.

Philosophers’ Café series

The next Philosophers’ Café is next Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main Street.

Dr. Norah Keating will moderate a discussion on “Counting on families to support older adults—a good approach to population aging?”

Admission is by donation.  Coffee and refreshments available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with discussion beginning at 7 p.m. Keating is interested in issues faced by families, as they grow older.

Her research program includes family care-giving, seniors in rural Canada, social inclusion and age-friendly communities.

On stage

Okanagan College’s Red Dot Players present Blithe Spirit, a hilarious supernatural comedy by Noel Coward on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Okanagan College Theatre, 1000 K.L.O. Rd. in Kelowna. Tickets are available at Mosaic Books, the Okanagan College Bookstore, and the door. www.kalwriters.com.

In concert

Mark your calendars for the next Tune Agers Concert being held Sunday, April 1 at the Cleland Theatre. You will be able to enjoy A Taste of Broadway at this annual spring concert. And on Thursday, April 5 enjoy the unique sound and pleasure of big band jazz at Centre Stage Theatre with the Thursday Night Jazz Band and friends.

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email: dfinnis@telus.net or call: 250-494-8994. summerlandarts.com and twitter.com/artspalette

David Finnis is president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.