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Symphony concert welcomes spring

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the surrounding area.

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Spring Breezes at the Cleland Theatre, this Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

To  encourage the arrival of spring, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra sends a musical invitation composed of beautiful melodies penned especially for the wind instruments. Music Director Rosemary Thomson offers a pre-concert talk one hour prior to each performance.

Tickets are available from the Penticton and Wine Country Information Centre, 553 Railway St., 250-276-2170.

Pop concert

The Summerland Skating Club’s annual end of the season Pop Concert will take place the Summerland Arena on Sunday, March 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 draw. Admission is by donation.

Jazz

The Offramp Jazz Sextet will be performing on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre. Offramp is comprised of: Aidan Mayes on vocals, Justin Glibbery on piano, Stefan Bienz on bass, Mike Treadway on  drums and Larry Crawford and Stan Sabourin on sax.

Seeking talent

The Legion is looking for talent for a concert at the bandshell for Canada Day, contact Elke Bewick @ 250-494-2301 or email media@summerlandlegion.com

Film festival

Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival the World Community Film Festival will be held March 7 to 10 in Kelowna. It will be at UBC Okanagan on March 6 and 7 and at  Okanagan College on March 9 and 10. They will be screening more than 40 films in four days. Known for the incredible breadth of topics covered as well as for the first class quality of the productions screened, these are films that are sure to educate, entertain and inspire. Admission to films is free.

On stage

The play Love, Loss and What I Wore  is at Centre Stage Theatre this Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m.

Museum AGM

The Summerland Museum holds their AGM this Saturday, March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St.

Tune Agers

The Penticton Tune Agers will be performing with the theme titled Look to the Rainbow for their spring concert at the Cleland Theatre on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m.

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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. http://summerlandarts.com and http://twitter.com/artspalette

David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.