Community Calendar: Concerts and meetings

Some listings from the Kelowna Capital News online community calendar

The Time of Refreshing exhibition is an invitation for your soul to get refreshed, to be inspired and to be encouraged by the spiritual message of Christine Cloutier’s paintings. Her paintings are filled with vibrant colours that express a unique message for you. You can see them Monday thru Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Dec. 14 at the Centre Cultural Francophone at 702 Bernard Ave.

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Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let’s Dance Kelowna club is held every second Friday. Join them on the dance floor upstairs at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. followed by dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Members – $5, non-members – $10. See www.letsdancekelowna.net or call 250-860-5046 for details.

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Do you have cancer? Cancer: Thriving & Surviving will be held Jan. 2 at 1 p.m at the H2O Centre. It’s a self-management program designed for people who are undergoing treatment or have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by trained leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves or have been impacted by cancer with those close to them. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. Registration is required and space is limited, so for more information or to register, please call toll free 1-866-902-3767 or go online to www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

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Soroptimist International of Western Canada invites you to join them for Wine, Women and Chocolate Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fore Restaurant, Mission Creek Golf Club for wine, snacks and chocolate. Learn about Soroptimist, a dynamic volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist believes in helping women to live their dreams by providing them with the resources they need to change their lives and believe that when you help a woman, you also help her family, the community, and the world. As an organization of and for women, they are uniquely qualified to tackle the challenges facing today’s women and girls.

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For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they’ve received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.

The Paperboys play the Rotary Centre for the Arts Jan. 27.

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Speaker Lael Parrott will discuss the Okanagan Mountain to Kalamalka Lake corridor which traverses around the east side of the City of Kelowna through grassland and open woodland habitat and connects two large provincial parks. The corridor is the last remaining low elevation route for north-south movement of species on the east side of Okanagan Lake. This presentation will describe how the corridor was identified and the collaborative process being used to protect it from further land use change. Parrott is a Professor in Sustainability and Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. He speaks Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Evangel Church

To view all of the items in the Kelowna Capital News community calendar, please see kelownacapnews.com/calendar, where you can also enter your community event free of charge.

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