Tour of local trapping trail on tap

As of last week and continuing on Thursday evenings for the rest of July, kids (K-Grade 7) can attend free programs at the Summerland library.

As of last week and continuing on Thursday evenings for the rest of July, kids (K-Grade 7) can attend free programs at the Summerland library. Pick up a free ticket at the library in advance. Younger kids can come for a drop-in story circle.

Summer reading

Children can register for Summer Reading Club and pick up their reading log packages. This is a popular book-based program for school-aged readers (K-Grade 7). Reading records are maintained all summer long with weekly stickers and stamps. Call the library at 250-494-5591 for more information.

Summer Arts Program

The Summer Arts Program, for ages 3-13, begins next week.

Enroll your kids in weeklong half-day or full-day classes to experience theatre, music, dance, printmaking, cartooning, art, wood carving or jewelry making. Call Alana at 250-494-4494 for more information or stop by the art gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

Many Hats Theatre Company

“Here on the Flight Path,” a Norm Foster comedy, opens tonight, July 7, on the Cannery Stage in Penticton.

Tickets are $19 ($17 for students and seniors) and are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre in Penticton.

Museum Tours

The Summerland Museum offers historic walking tours throughout the area.

The Fur Brigade Tour marks the 200th anniversary of the fur traders using the Brigade Trail and includes discussion of First Nations history, and Garnett Lake as an important encampment site. Other tours include the Trans Canada Trail and the Peach Orchard Cemetery.

Each tour is approximately three hours long. For more information, please email Sharon at

Get included in the arts

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: 250-494-4494.

Laura Hanon is a freelance writer. and


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