Summerland Pleasure Painters held their annual art show. Admiring the paintings is Gordon Faasse and Margreet Vandersluys. The club is thankful to the Ashton family for the use of the store

Summerland Pleasure Painters held their annual art show. Admiring the paintings is Gordon Faasse and Margreet Vandersluys. The club is thankful to the Ashton family for the use of the store

Gifts available at Seasons Sparkles

Arts and culture news and upcoming events from Summerland and the South Okanagan.

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Check out Seasons Sparkles and the 12 Gifts of Christmas at the Summerland Art Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until Dec. 15. There are paintings, fibre art, pottery, jewellery, cards, gifts and more.

Dance club

Ladies, choose those colourful dresses; gentlemen, Santa ties so that you may attend

the next dance sponsored by the Summerland Dance Club at the Royal Canadian

Legion from 8 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 8. Spend an enjoyable evening dancing to live music. Gifts, fellowship and food guaranteed. For further information contact Anne Ling at 250-494-7168.

Ballet

The Canadian School of Ballet and Ballet Kelowna present the quintessential holiday classic – The Nutcracker at the Kelowna Community Theatre on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets please visit balletkelowna.ca.

In concert

The Tune Agers are presenting their Christmas Concert at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Ave. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, from Tune Agers members or at Indulgences.

On stage

The Cawston Players are performing A Christmas Carol,  (a very different version) at the Cawston Hall on Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9.  Show times are 7 p.m. The Sunday, Dec. 9 matinee is at 2 p.m.

Comedy

Join the Summerland Secondary School Acting 11 class for a hilarious evening of Saturday Night Live sketch comedy on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre.  Entrance by donation.

Annual meeting

Summerland Community Arts Council will be holding its annual general meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Arts Centre.  They are looking for new board members.

Melodrama

The Summerland United Church is producing a Victorian musical melodrama April 18 to 20 for four performances with Bob Read, stage director, and Chris Barron, musical director.

The Summerland Singers and Players will be assisting in the production.

The director is looking for a cast of five: a young hero and a heroine, a mother, a villain and his assistant. Those interested in filling these roles or working in the chorus, backstage or front of house are asked to phone Bob at 250-494-1264 or e-mail at bob.will@hotmail.ca.

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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.