Take a break at the library

Okanagan Regional Library's spring break events are just a few of the many arts and entertainment offerings in Salmon Arm.

Okanagan Regional Library’s Salmon Arm branch has a number of special activities planned for spring break.

• March 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas to hear children’s librarian Ardie Burnham read a chapter from Jeremy Thatcher, Gragon Hatcher.

• March 17 – games day all day with Scrabble, Clue, Upwards, checkers, dominoes, and many more.

• March 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. board games will be available for play in the library.

• March 22 at 11:30 a.m. is a Book Binge read-a-thon. Children can listen to stories read from great books then find a cozy spot to read to themselves. Treats will be provided.

• March 24 at 11 a.m. Burnham will perform a couple of fun and exciting puppet plays.

As well, a count-the-candies contest is open to children ages six to 12. The prize will be the jar of candies or an item from Burnham’s prize box.




Guitarist Blair Shier will perform at Cantina Vallarta at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16.



Film fare

Shuswap Film Society presents A Separation, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s film portrait of religious convictions, moral debts and the ties of blood in modern-day Tehran.  7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Salmar Classic.




Improve your intuition; communicate with your higher self, spirit guides and guardian angels in a weekend dowsing workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17 and 18 in the boardroom of the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre.

Cost of the workshop is $75 for one day or $125 for both. To register, call 250-835-8236.




Laughing Gas Improv Troupe presents ‘Blarney Time’  at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cash bar, complimentary snacks and performance guaranteed to have you laughing so hard the beer will come out your nose.

For more info, call Monica 250-833-6100.



Art break

SAGA Public Art Gallery offers a full-day workshops for kids aged 9 to 13 during the spring break. “Mondrian Monday” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19  will feature Piet Mondrian and his contemporaries in the abstract art movement, plus projects in felting and abstract painting.

Cost is $20 per child, register at the gallery or email sagapublicartgallery@telus.net.



Mexican fiesta

El Mariachi Los Dorados welcome spring with a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Tickets are available at Acorn Music.



Vocal workout

The Salmon Arm Actors Studio presents a vocal workshop with jazz and gospel vocalist Leora Cashe, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21 at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre.

Pre-registration is required. Call James Bowlby at 250-832-8383 or send him an email at jamesbowlby@shaw.ca.



Fine blend

The fiddle, vocals and guitar duo of Kelli Trottier and Greg Simm perform a blend of traditional Celtic, contemporary country folk, bluegrass, western swing and jazz on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Tickets $15 at the door.



Remote viewing

Shuswap Questers present Dr. Wayne Carr, who will explain remote viewing and demonstrate how to correctly attend subtle senses, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the library of the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Admission is $3.



Jazz club

Mimosa, a Vancouver quintet draws on jazz, Brazilian sambas, French ’60s pop and cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound.

Hear them play Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery.

Admission is by donation.



Dance for MS

The Reaching Out MS Society hosts a fundraising dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre.

Theme is Swing into Spring with Dean and Company and guests from the Louisiana Hayride. Admission is by donation, which qualifies a person to win one of many prizes. Refreshments will be available and there will be a silent auction and more prizes.



Lenten Journey

First United Church presents Expanding Our Horizons, a series of thoughtful, inspiring presentations for the Lenten journey at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings until March 24. On March 24, Vida Yakong will present Project G.R.O.W.



Spirituality of art

First United Church Rev Juanita Austin will host various area artists who will share their work in fabric, painting, pottery, sculpture, word forms, wood and how their art reflects their spirituality from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Musicians, storytellers, poets and others will perform live at an evening coffee-house at 7 p.m.




Li’l Ole Opry and Shuswap Gospel Music Group perform in concert to raise funds to help youngsters attend summer Bible camp at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Shuswap Community Church located at  31518 Sixth Ave. NE. Admission is a “generous”  donation.



Young writers

Enter your creative short stories and poetry in the Fifth annual Young Writers’ Contest open to students 5-18 years in school districts #83 and #22 only. Deadline is April 5. No cost to enter. Cash prizes. Contact karen.bissenden@gmail.com or www.saow.ca for guidelines and details. Prizes awarded Saturday, May 26 at Word on the Lake festival for readers and writers.



SEAS show

The Shuswap Environmental Action Society (SEAS) will host a fund-raising concert to promote the acquisition of the former Cottonwoods Campground near the Adams River, featuring  indie-folk-rock star Joel Plaskett, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Advance tickets are $25 and are available at Acorn Music, or $30 at the door.



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