Singer songwriter Flora Ware performs jazz and original soul/pop at tonight’s Wednesday on the Wharf at 6:45 p.m., accompanied by Loni Moger on guitar, Doug Sonju on horns, Bernie Addington on bass and Rich Graham on drums. Next week, it’s Aurora Jane, whose sound has been said to echo the “fluidity and excitement of a Hendrix Experience, with the deep groove of ‘Blood Sugar’ era Chili Peppers, and the retro get-up-and-dance stylings of ’70s P-Funk. Take a blanket or lawn chair. Admission is by donation.
SAGA Public Art Gallery presents “The Mechanics of Abstraction,” works by Steve Mennie, opening Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. with refreshments, and live music.
The Salmon Arm Seventh Day Adventist Church hosts Gold Rush: Discovering the Rock of Ages Vacation Bible School, from 9 a.m. to noon July 4 to 8, a free day camp featuring games, activities, food and prizes. For children ages 4 to 12. Contact Michael or Debbie White at 250-833-0697.
Artists 15 to 25 years old may submit up to four mixed-media works for a fall exhibition at the SAGA Public Art Gallery. Deadline for intent to participate is Wednesday, June 29. For more information, call the gallery Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Salmon Arm branch of Okanagan Regional Library hosts a Summer Reading Club (SRC) launch party at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Attend dressed as a character from a book for a chance to win a prize. This is a great opportunity to pick up the schedule of upcoming events, and everyone who registers for SRC will receive free pizza.
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Local singer-songwriter Jeanette Grittani is moving to Baja, Mexico where she has become a popular performer in the Los Cabos area. Before heading south, she will share some Mexican musical charm from 5:30 to 8:30 Friday, July 8, at Cantina Vallarta on Hudson Avenue.
The fifth annual Shuswap Garden Club flower show will be held at the Mall at Piccadilly Saturday, July 9. Enter flowers, arrangements, grasses, roses and photography in this open show. Take entries to the mall before 10 a.m. Ribbons are awarded to winners in each class. For more information on the flower show, contact 250-832-2028 or pick up a schedule at the mall office.