Variety Clips: Kamloops entertainment listings

FRIDAY

4TH SCOOTER RODEO takes place at McArthur Island Sports Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you use a motorized wheelchair or scooter, this event is for you. Lots of great prizes and a free BBQ lunch. Free registration. HandyDART will be on site. To reserve call 250-828-3500.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

COLT 45 perform at The Blue Grotto. Phone 250-371-9901 for details.

SLEEPLESS NIGHT play the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SATURDAY

RED LIGHTS AND BLACK HEARTS guided walking tour featuring houses of ill repute, opium dens and the notorious darker side of Kamloops' history. Not suitable for younger audiences. Tour is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and costs $10. Please quote course #207784 when registering at Kamloops Museum and archives.

KITE DAY at the Big Little Science Centre is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and make your own kite, see special lectures and have a chance to fly kites all day long.

THE DUNGBEATLES, the city's funny, quirky jugband, is at The Art We Are with a performance at 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

FAMILY FISHING DAY is on at Walloper Lake. Boats and equipment will be available to take youngsters onto the lake for a taste of fishing. There will be free hot dogs, burgers and drinks. This is a provincial free family fishing day therefore fishing licenses are not required for this one day event.

FATHER'S DAY at the BC Wildlife Park features the Surplus Herby's Rally and a Prostate Cancer Run. Uncle Chris the Clown will also be there.

CATCH THE FUN at Edith Lake. Learn when, where and how to catch a fish from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is for ages five to 15. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, please quote program #209601. For more information phone 250-828-3500.

UPCOMING

KAMLOOPS THRIVE FESTIVAL, a three-day integrated, hands-on festival of arts, culture and healthy living takes place at Thompson Rivers University Friday, June 21, until Sunday, June 23. For more information visit www.thrivefestival.ca.

JOEY AND JULIE GET HITCHED, an interactive dining experience where you are part of the party, is on at the Kamloops Curling Club Friday, June 21, starting at 4:30 p.m. Join actors and alumni from the Thompson Rivers University theatre program in support of Special Olympics B.C. Tickets are $75 per person or by the table. Contact Michael at 250-318-0715. For more information visit sobckamloops.org.

IMPROV COMEDY LIVE, kind of a fundraiser for X Fest 2013, is at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St., Saturday, June 22. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at Pandora's Costume Box, 753 Victoria St.

OH VILLAGE bring their blend of folk, rock and alternative to The Art We Are on Saturday, June 22. The show starts at 8 p.m.

SAINT-JEAN-BAPISTE DAY takes place at the Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. Activities include an opening ceremony with the Kamloops First Nations, guest speakers, school presentations followed by music and song with feature performer ìlÈa Saunierî. lÈa and her band hit the bandshell stage at 7:30 p.m.

THE 2ND DANCE DISCOVERY BALL takes place Saturday, June 29, at the Colombo Lodge. Tickets are $75 and include entertainment and a select menu. Save $25 by booking a ticket before May 30. Just phone Teresa at 250-372-8080. For more information visit dancediscovery.ca.

DOUGLAS KOYAMA with Chad Price Saturday, June 29, at The Art We Are. Show starts at 8 p.m.

QUILTING IN THE MOUNTAINS occurs Friday, July 19 until Sunday, July 21. Quilts will be on display throughout the village and there will be a judged quilt show and travelling quilt shows. For more information visit sunpeaksresort.com/quilting or contact Vicki Gray at Victoria.gray22@cablelan.net.

HEAD OVER HEELS, a comedy about love and disguise, is at Caravan Farm Theatre from Tuesday, July 23, until Sunday, Aug. 25. Tickets at www.ticketseller.caor by phoning 1-866-311-1011.

ONGOING

DRAWING AND BOTANY, a unique exhibit that brings together artists and botanists, is at the visual arts gallery in the Old Main Building at Thompson Rivers University until Friday, June 21. There will be a closing reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ARTISTS ARE INVITED to submit entries for a photography exhibition contest to be held in the Arnica Artist Run Centre from Sept. 27 to Nov. 9. All submissions, up to a maximum of 100, will be shown. The exhibition will be juried based on artistic merit and overall aesthetic cohesiveness with the rest of the exhibit. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. For more information visit arnica.ca or email arnicaarc@gmail.com.

ENJOY SINGING in harmony and a great variety of songs? Kamloops Happy Choristers invite new members who are 55 and older for a social atmosphere and a chance to sing for senior residences and public concerts. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Heritage House. For more information phone Sharon at 250-579-9505.

LIEDERKREIS Choir, a mixed group of seniors that bring old German folk songs to senior homes and care facilities, invites new members of German-speaking background to join them. They practise every second Thursday, 2 p.m., at North Shore Community Centre, 750 Cottonwood Ave. For more information, call Heidi Colasanti at 250-372-2973.

HAVE YOU EVER thought about joining the Rube Band? Why not give it a try? The band practises on most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. For information, call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209.

BY YOUTH 4 Youth is the name of an Kamloops Art Gallery program inviting teens and youth to take part in programming that reflects their passions, interests, issues and events. Youths aged 13-21 can join the BY4Y council. Participation is free and, with school approval, hours may be used toward required volunteerism for high school students. Contact education co-ordinator Tarin Hughes at thughes@kag.bc.ca or 250-377-2405.

BEGINNER'S Bridge, duplicate bridge for beginners, is every Monday at 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069 for more information.

DESERT Sounds Harmony Chorus is the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. This is a great outlet for your singing talent. We welcome new singers and meet every Tuesday night. For more information, visit www.dshchorus.ca.

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