Why not start your weekend off with a little sketch comedy courtesy of Summerland Secondary School and help victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the same time?
Students from the high school will be putting on a series of comedy sketches this Friday night at 7 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre with all proceeds going to Philippine relief efforts.
The Christmas season brings all sorts of special events with it.
The Festival of Lights, various musical concerts, plays, the residential light up contest and the special Christmas trains run by the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.
Apparently these Christmas runs were so popular this year that they added another one.
These trains are a wonderful opportunity to see our community from a totally different perspective.
You can enjoy Christmas lights, see snow covered vineyards and orchards and gain a glimpse into a bygone era when steam trains were how we shipped apples, peaches and other fruit to market and how Summerlanders traveled to the coast.
Not only does the KVSR keep an important part of our cultural history alive they are a major tourist draw and therefore have an important impact on our community’s economic well being.
Speaking of money approximately $1,100 was raised from ticket sales at The Christmas Carol, last Friday for the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre.
If you missed a Christmas Carol (rumour has it this performance may become an annual tradition in Summerland) why not check out the classic Christmas show Miracle on 39th Street.
This play is at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Penticton December 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and this Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
Another classic of the season will be at the Cleland Theatre on Dec. 19 when the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, a wonderful quartet of soloists and the OSO Chorus present Handel’s Messiah.
Closer to home there will be an old fashioned carol sing-along at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in historic Lowertown at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve afternoon.
Hear your favourite carols, the Quicksilver Flute Choir and the church’s magnificent organ.
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The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, Publicity Chair and President of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.