What's happening in Central Okanagan
Royal Canadian Legion branch 26 in Kelowna: Roast Beef Dinner and Dance, Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., music by Glory Days; Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Super Bowl party, Sunday Feb. 5, commencing 1 p.m.; Steak Dinner and Valentine Dance, Friday Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. music by Art Taylor; Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner and Dance, Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., music by Rutland City Limits; Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Kelowna Poster, Lit & Essay Appreciation Awards, Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.; annual Pickerel Fry (By ticket only), Saturday, Feb. 25. For more information call 250-762-4117.
Rutland Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop $5 bag sale until Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to benefit Kelowna General Hospital.
Ready, Set, Learn reading program for 3 & 4-year-olds and their parents Feb 3, 10-11:15 a.m. Variety of stations will encourage reading. Free book. Open to families in the community. To register call HCS office at 250-862-2377. For questions call 250-980-5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation is available.
Tracing the Columbia documentary film of paddlers who retraced David Thompson’s voyage from Invermere B.C. to Astoria, Oregon following the Columbia River system, 10:30 a.m., Feb 4, at the Laurel Packinghouse. Presented by Kelowna Museums and the Okanagan Brigade societies.
UBC Okanagan librarians Cindy Bourne and Jan Gattel will explain how they assisted women in the West African country of Ghana by raising funds to help purchase goats, donkeys, mosquito netting and other supplies. Nursing student Vida Yakong will also talk about the project GROW (Ghana Rural Opportunities for Women). The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., at St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Rd. Call 250-764-2942.
B.C. Old Time Fiddlers will host a Sunday dance Feb. 5, 2 to 4 p.m., at Rutland Seniors’ Centre, 765 Dodd Rd. Call 250-763-4406.
Okanagan Filipino Club will hold fundraising lunch to help victims of devasting fllods that have left many homeless in the Philippines. Takes place Sunday, Feb. 5, noon to 4 p.m. at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Dr.
The guest speaker for the Okanagan Jewish Community’s Philosopher’s Cafe series on Monday, Feb. 6, will be Teresa Yang-May, who recently published a children’s book about multiculturalism, acceptance and a young girl’s struggle with identity as a Chinese immigrant called Seeds In The Wind. The Philisopher’s Cafe is held at the OJC Centre, 102 Snowsell St. N., starting at 7 p.m. Free event for public.
Next presentation by the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in the Knowledge Is Power lecture series is Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m., at the CMHA branch office, 504 Sutherland Ave. Panel that includes local psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Pipher will speak about mental health issues faced by children. See email@example.com.
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance organized by the local Filipino community Saturday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m., at St. Pius X Hall, 1077 Fuller Ave. Tickets $20/person with all proceeds to benefit the church. Tickets available at EconoLodge, 1780 Gordon Dr. Call 250-762-3221.
Diversity Health Fair on Sunday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Okanagan Sikh Temple, 1111 Rutland Rd. North. Enjoy the ‘Taste of India’ along with many health exhibitors and fun activities for the kids. Health fair will promote cancer prevention and early detection, organized by Kelowna Community Resources. Visit www.kcr.ca.
B.C. Old Time Fiddlers to host Valentine’s Day dance Friday, Feb. 17, 8 to 10:30 p.m., at the Rutland Seniors’Centre, 765 Dodd Rd. Door and costume prizes. Call 250-763-4406.
Original paintings for sale Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Holy Spirit Parish, 1260 Neptune Rd., in Rutland.
Westbank Lions will host 13th annual Pickerel Dinner on Sunday, March 11, at Westbank Lions Community Hall, 2466 Main St. Only 300 tickets available, $15/person, available at Lions Hall (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m,. to noon), Home Hardware on Dobbin Road, the Shannon Lake Convenience Store on Shannon Lake Road or any Lions club member. Call 250-768-2322.
Traditional rug hooking meetings Wednesdays until May 30 at St. Paul’s United Church hall, 3131 Lakeshore Rd. Call 778-478-2950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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