Toni Boot presented a workshop on square foot gardening on Sunday. The event was one of many organized during Earth Week in Summerland.

Earth Week street festival organized

Arts and culture events from Summerland and the South Okanagan.

Earth Week Street Festival, Main Street, Summerland, Friday, April 20 from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, times, locations:


The 16th Annual Bill Henderson/Roy Forbes Songwriters Showcase concert is tomorrow, Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre.

Ecology talk

The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society is presenting a talk by Ellen Simmons on Ecosystem Restoration and Traditional Knowledge.

Her presentation will describe how today’s ecologists are adopting approaches of First Nation’s traditional ecological knowledge.

She will provide as an example the ECOmmunity Place lands in Penticton.

This site is a 100-hectare site located on the north west side of Okanagan River.

The presentation takes place at the basement of the Summerland Library on Saturday April 21 at 1 p.m. Admission is by donation.

For children

Kids, don’t miss the reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax outside the Summerland Library.

On Saturday between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.  And there is a special Earth Day Storytime at the Summerland Library on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

The Imagination Station will be held at the Summerland Art Gallery.  Create bugs, caterpillars and creepy crawlers using recycled materials.  For kids of all ages Saturday, April 21 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Bluegrass jams

The Summerland Bluegrass Group is host for bluegrass jams on Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 19 at the Peachland United Church from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Bring your acoustic instrument or just come and enjoy the music.

A minimal admission cost at the door to cover expenses is included.

Musaic concert

Musaic Vocal Ensemble presents A Night at the Opera featuring excepts from Carmen, Pagliacci, La Traviata, Dido and Aneas, West Side Story, Les Mis and a dose of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites to round out the night. Friday April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church and Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Anglican Church.

In concert

Early Music Studio presents A Little Byrd Told Me — music from the time of Elizabeth I on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water St., Kelowna.  Tickets and info: 250-769-2884.

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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: or call: 250-494-8994. and

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


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