Cemetery tour planned

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

There will be an amusing and historical tour of one of Summerland’s oldest graveyards on Aug. 18.

Contact the Summerland Museum for more details and to register.


The play Two Gentlemen of Verona is on an open air stage at 3240 Pooley Road, Kelowna. Show Nights include: July, 26 to 28 and Aug. 1 to  4.

Visit www.shakespearekelowna.org.

Movie night

This Friday’s Movie in the Park will be Toy Story 2

Band concert

The Penticton Concert Band, which includes a number of Summerland and Faulder musicians, has a number of upcoming events including being at the Naramata Faire in Manitou Park on Sunday, Aug. 5 and at the opening of Peachfest on Aug. 8.

Madison Johnson, a recent Summerland Secondary School grad, is performing with the band as the guest soprano.

On stage

This is the final weekend for Spreading It Around at the Cannery Stage in Penticton. Tickets are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or by phone at 250-276-2170.


Congratulations to Soul Power jazz trio members Steve Cogbill, Bobby Shaw and Ryan Bonanno, for taking second place in Peachland’s Dancin’ Barefoot Music Festival Teen Talent Competition.

Live jazz

The Very Good Jazz band will be at Voodoos this Saturday, July 28. Very Good won the Galaxie Rising Star award at the 2010 Vancouver Jazz Festival, and includes former Penticton resident Andrew Millar on the drums.

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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 a member of the Summerland Community Arts Council.