Library activities organized

Arts and culture events in and around Summerland

The Summerland library’s book club is gearing up for the fall meetings.  The reading selection list is now available at the library circulation desk.  Time to place your requests for these titles – the first fall meeting will take place this coming Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. to discuss The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

The annual Friends of the Summerland Library book sale is being held Saturday, Sept. 24.  Donations of newer books in good condition are now being accepted.  The directors of the FOSLS meet the first Thursday each month upstairs in the library.  Contact or ask for information at the library desk.

Classic musical

Kelowna Actors Studio opens its ninth season in a newly renovated theatre with a concert presentation of the classic musical Brigadoon.  Brigadoon runs September 22 through September 25 for five performances. Tickets are available at the on-site box office, across from the Kelowna library, by calling 250-862-2867 or online at

On stage

Tickets are now on sale at The Sweet Tooth and the Summerland Art Gallery for Summerland Singers and Player’s Fall 2011 production of MESA.

MESA is the tale of a funny and poignant road trip created by Doug Curtis based on a true story.  This hilarious look at the generation gap has a surprising turn of events when each man comes to grips with the needs and wants of the other.  MESA stars James Fofonoff and Bob Read.  The show will run Oct. 20 to 22.

Books nominated

The Giller Prize longlist has been announced and the Okanagan Regional Library has all these or will be getting them soon. See for list of titles.

Be sure to check out My Journey featuring works by Michael Simes at the Summerland Art Gallery until Sept. 24. Opening on Thursday, Sept. 29 will be a new show featuring abstract paintings by Katherine Pickering.

Play reading

Summerland Singers & Players September play read will be Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Alliance Church. They will be reading Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon. No experience required, just come out and enjoy a fun evening of reading.

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: 250-494-4994. and



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