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Our Spotlight contributors Miz250, Ann Eppinger and Beth Quirie weigh in on the Farmers' Market and more

ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE OPENS 2013 SEASON TONIGHT

The Tournament City Derby Dolls and the new Tournament City Deadlies invite you to their 2013 season opener tonight at McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre.

The flat-track roller derby league is not only debuting a new team (the Deadlies), but new rules promising the matches will be "harder, faster and more awesome" than ever.

Tthe Deadies take on Revelstokes' Derailers on Saturday (April 20).

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $12.

Also, forget your usual street clothes and dress like a heavy metal rocker for chance to win prizes.

MIZ250's PICK OF THE WEEK

The 2013 season opener of the Roller Derby takes place this Saturday at the McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre. The theme is heavy metal and the rules are new making it harder and faster! Beer gardens and prizes for best heavy metal costumes add to the evening. Tickets are only $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Check out the Deadlies take on the Derailers!

For more of Miz250's recommendations, follow her on Twitter @Miz250




ART SHOW EXPLORES THE HUMAN FORM

OK, this one may not be suitable for all ages, but if you're older than 18 and have an appreciation for art and the human form (who doesn't, right?), drop by the Kamloops Arts Council's main gallery at the Old Courthouse before April 27.

That's the closing date of the mixed-media group show Barely They're: Consider the Sensual Edge.

This is the third year for the show, which grew from a modest start in 2009 with two artists featuring the female form.

The exhibit boasts more than 20 artists now, including Fame Mackney, Ula Chauvet, Robert Clark, Una Connor, Cindy Hayden, Hope Mikal, Sherri May, Malisa Lazzinnaro, Glen Mantie, Stacey Moore, Lynn Erin, September Kuromi, Catherine Dalfort, Debbie O'Donnell and Dana-Leigh Tomada.

The gallery is open until 4 p.m. today. It's closed on Sunday and Monday, but reopens Tuesday at 10 a.m.

ANN'S PICK OF THE WEEK

What:WCT's Never Shoot A Stampede Queen
When:Saturday (April 20) through to May 4
Where:Pavilion Theatre

Described as 'The hilarious story of a 22-year-old journalist from Vancouver, who takes a job as a reporter for the Williams Lake Tribune.' Winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal For Humour. Sounds like a fun way to spend an evening, hey? Be sure to watch the trailer, because that will get you even more excited about going. Check out www.wctlive.ca for details. Oh, and there is the Pay-What-You-Can matinee at 2 p.m. on April 27.

Ann Eppinger is visitor centre manager at Tourism Kamloops.Follow @tourismkamloops on Twitter for full events listings.




BIG LAUNCH PLANNED FOR NORTH SHORE ARTWALK

Art walks are a key part of a vibrant community and are tailor made for downtown business districts, which is why we can't wait to attend the launch of this year's North Shore Artwalk.

The event opens on Thursday with a launch party at Red Beard Roasters, 449 Tranquille Rd., from 5 to 8 p.m.

It's a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. In fact, printmaker Sherri May, painter Lynda Boutilier and photographer Dave Snider will demonstrate their crafts.

And as if that isn't enticing enough, author Melanie Van Mol will read from her novel The Crystal Guadian, and musicians Michele Botel, Jodi Doidge and Liz Brown.

The North Shore Artwalk actually opens on Monday and runs until May 20. It's a self-guided tour. Find the map online at www.kamloopsarts.com.

KAMLOOPS FARMERS' MARKET OPENS FOR THE SEASON

It's a sure sign warmer weather is on its way.

The Kamloops Farmers' Market opens Saturday (April 20) at 8 a.m. (hopefully, you're reading this way before that) on the 200 block of St. Paul Street.

Some of us wait all year for this moment.

Expect to find bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and perennials, potatoes, eggs, fish, meats, honey and more.

Just make sure to get there before noon when the market closes.

BETH'S PICK OF THE WEEK

"The Kamloops Farmers' Market is a great place to stock up on the freshest produce, meat, dairy and homemade treats. If you're looking for the perfect addition to your yard or garden for spring, vendors will also be selling bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and perennials. As a reminder, your four-legged friends are welcome to join you on your trip to the market, however, please remember to keep them on a controllable leash."

For more of Beth Quirie's recommendations, visit her website exploringkamloops.com

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