Outdoor concert on Friday evening

Weekly wrap-up of arts and cultural events around Summerland.

This Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., Good Omens Coffee House on Kelly Avenue presents an outdoor concert with Soul Power. For reservations call 250-494-3200.

Workshops

Plans are underway for a series of fall workshops for children ages eight to 12. There would be one or two different art projects per week, in the areas of music, art, drama, and so on.  The workshops would run Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the end of September into November.

Arts raffle

This is the final weekend to buy tickets in the Summer Art Program raffle. The draw will be Monday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. The prizes are a Summerland Golf Club package worth $300, an elephant cushion from a design from a Michael Painting and an elephant soft toy worth $75 and a candle holder handcrafted by Alfred Heckmann. Tickets are available at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main St.

Art exhibit

A new show opens at the Summerland Art Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 16 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. It features handfelted scenes by Robin Wiltse.

Performing arts

Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna presents its 2012-13 concert and theatre season.

Season highlights include The Travelling Steam Show, crabgrass and island music, French comedic sopranos and Jarocho rhythms. Perhaps you prefer An Instructional Lecture by a First-Time Semi-Competent Father, a story of seven sisters growing up in the Flamenco tradition, a ghoulish charmer named Cancer, or a play about Aboriginal Residential schools that goes straight to the heart, via the funnybone. Visit www.rotarycentreforthearts.com to learn more, and for song and video clips.

 

There’s also an exciting new ticket available. While the Pick 4-Pak has been popular, and allows you to choose four of your favorite shows from the season, they’ve had many requests to purchase multiple tickets for a group of friends to attend a single show.  They now have the new Party Pak ticket: purchase a minimum of six tickets to a single show.

 

Graveyard tour

Don’t miss an amusing and historical tour of one of Summerland’s oldest graveyards this Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.

The tour is approximately two hours. Registration is required so call the Summerland Museum at 250-494-9395.

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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 the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.