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Auditions held for comedy

Arts and culture news from Summerland and the rest of the South Okanagan.

Auditions for a fall production at Centre Stage of a delicious comedy, 100 Lunches, are being held Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at Summerland Alliance Church. There are roles for one male teenager and five adults. For information call 250-494-1264.

String orchestra

The Penticton Academy of Music presents a concert by the Academy String Orchestra under the direction of John Suderman with special guest The JBJ Trio (Jasper Meiklejohn, violin, Ben Stuchbery, flute and Jonathan Stuchbery, guitar.)

The concert will be held Wednesday June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at St Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave. in Penticton. Tickets available at Penticton Academy of Music or at the door.  All proceeds to benefit the student bursary fund.

Band concerts

The Penticton Concert Band, which includes half a dozen Summerland residents among its members, will be performing three summer concerts:  July 6 at the Gyro Park Bandshell in downtown Penticton, Aug. 5 at the Naramata Fair in Manitou Park and Aug. 8 in Okanagan Park for the opening of Peachfest.

Garden tour

The Summerland Quest Society is hosting the eighth bi-annual Garden Tour of 10 fascinating Summerland gardens on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The gardens range from lush country settings, enchanted gardens and different types of ponds. These gardens have much to offer in ideas for the keen or beginning gardeners.

Tickets are available at The Sweet Tooth 250-494-0925 and Martin’s Flowers 250-494-5432.  Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Quest Society community projects.  The tour is self-guided by following the map provided.

At the gallery

The Oasis of Permanence is the current show in the Main Gallery of the Summerland Arts Centre. It features photographic oil prints by Frantisek Strouhal. Through Gaijin Eyes which features painting, illustrations and photographs of experiences in Japan by Endrene Shepherd is in the adjoining Adams Room. These two shows continue until Saturday, June 23. The Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arts program

Courses are filling up fast for the Summer Arts Program for kids which runs July 9 to Aug. 17 so don’t delay registering.  For more information see summerlandarts.com or drop by the Arts Centre, 9533 Main Street.

On stage

Many Hats Theatre Company next play, Spreading it Around, opens Thursday, July 5.

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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 e-mail 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.

 

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