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Rotary Centre for the Arts

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421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
250-717-5304 https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre. At the Rotary Centre for the Arts, we continually strive to improve the economic, cultural and social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in, and appreciation of the arts.

As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms and disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of strengthening art and culture in the Okanagan.

PARKING: Metered street parking is available outside the centre. Additional parking available at the Library Parkade (one block south, access from Ellis), Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access off Cawston). PARKING MAP

August 2018

Cool Arts – Classes & Workshops

Aug 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Cool Arts Society provides quality arts experiences to local adults living with developmental disabilities through mid-week classes and weekend workshop offerings.

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September 2018

EXHIBIT: Tina Siddiqui, Bobbi Wallace, Ramona Hoeft

September 2 - October 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Exhibition of the artwork of Tina Siddiqui, Bobbi Wallace and Ramona Hoeft.

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EXHIBIT: Angela Hansen

September 2 - October 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Angela Hansen is a Lake Country-based artist and art instructor. Angela creates primarily with encaustics and her work is recognized for its organic-inspired imagery, sculptural qualities and use of texture.

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EXHIBIT: Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists

September 2 - October 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists foster the art and craft of fibre arts, educate, help and support each other, and encourage beginners.

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EXHIBIT: Walter Coates

September 8 - October 31
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Walter Coates is a photographer and digital artist, with a particular interest in calligraphic images inspired by nature.

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October 2018

JAZZ JAM

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

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Pottery Wheel Techniques

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$262.50

Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day.

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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette, on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday each month. Open to professors and spectators.

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Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$5

For all ages and skill levels! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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Bestkind Comedy Tour ft: Mike Lynch, Colin Hollett, Brian Aylward

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$30

They're at it again! Colin Hollett (NTV, CTV), Mike Lynch (The Outhouse, CBC) and Brian Aylward ("Best Standup Comic" - Canadian Comedy Awards) are bringing their new BEST KIND COMEDY TOUR across Canada this fall.

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Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Our professional instructors are geared up to keep youth involved & active in a variety of ways; dance/ drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few. Advance registration preferred, drop-in’s welcome.

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Chamber Music Kelowna -Dali Quartet & Olga Kern, piano

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm The members of the Dali Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States and studied with world-renowned artists at Yale and Indiana Universities, Cleveland Institute of Music and Simon Bolivar Conservatory in Venezuela. Based now in Philadelphia, the quartet is sought after for its signature mix of Classical, Romantic and Latin American repertoire and engaging and passionate performances. Russian-American pianist Olga Kern was the First Prize Winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition…

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BEAD STRINGING TECHNIQUES (adults)

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Learn the basics of stringing beads on wire. Choose to make a necklace or bracelet. Use bead stringing wire (nylon coated stainless steel), crimp beads, beads, a lobster claw closure & jump rings to complete the project.

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Contract Basics with David Kemp

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to approach contracts, including when and where to use them.

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Arts Blast for Adults

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

This evening features Art, Drama, Dance, and Music and is led by professional instructors… a stellar experience exploring the power of imagination.

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The Jungle Room

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$21

Passion and Performance Arts Inc presents: The Jungle Room: Robyn, Haley, and Sara are working at The Jungle Room Nightclub one evening when Von enters to shake things up for everyone. Enamoured with Robyn from the start, Von immediately works to make her his. Sara is all for the match, hoping her friend will find love like she has with the club’s bartender, Mykal. And Haley is excited about anything that will add some excitement and a little chaos to…

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WIRE WORK JEWELLERY (adults/youth 14+)

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Dec 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Learn the fundamentals of working with wire. We will make our own jewellery findings: clasps, ear wires, wire wraps and a fun & funky pendant hanger to which you will add bead dangle

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$5

heART Fit is a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation. Open to all ages and levels of experience.

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Qi Gong – Relax and Recharge (adults 16+)

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$48

Originating in China, Qi Gong movements are easy to follow and can be either relaxing or energizing. In both cases they improve the flow of energy (Qi), by supporting the exhale and promoting the ‘rest and repair’ state of the brain or conversely by invigorating the inhale and activating the body’s energy naturally.

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Irish Mythen with Braden Gates

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$26.25

Her latest release, the self titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and Socan. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world-wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of 'Must See Artists'.

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Action Scenes (adults/youth 13+)

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Nov 14, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Want to make sure your pirates and have a great swashbuckling battle among the decks of the ship? Will your train robbers grip you with fear as they kick the ranger off of his caboose? Join us for the action workshop and pump some fun into your scenes!

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Embodiment IV

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Since in its inception in 2013, Embodiment has established itself as the biggest, baddest, & bawdiest drag and burlesque show in the valley. Bringing in all the best performers from BC and beyond Embodiment has become legendary for it’s no nonsense approach to entertainment and commitment to excellence. EMBODIMENT IV will be no different with sizzling burlesque by April O’Peel, Monday Blues, & Rosie Delight coming in from Vancouver, intoxicating bellydancing by Occult of Luna, music by the soulful Leila…

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Wet Felting: Explore Fibre and Techniques (adults/teens)

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$130

How awesome is it to come home on a cold winter day and slip your feet into cozy, warm slippers or put your spring flowers in a vase you designed? This felting class will introduce you to the basics of wet felting, needle felting and creating your own design.

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Peter Flanagan Clay Workshop

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$225

Join us for a spectacular clay event featuring Peter Flanagan. These demonstrations are on Peter's unique style in clay. Peter will be demonstrating how he uses the pottery wheel to create large plates and platters.

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2- The Second Coming

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from Platypus to Pocahontas in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North America fell in love with the original show and this sequel has become even more popular!

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Glass Painting (ages 8-12)

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Oct 28, 2018 at 10:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah for her ever popular glass and porcelain painting class. We will be painting a flower vase and drinking glass using professional glass paints.

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FLAME WORK/Glass Bead Making: Beginner (adults 18+)

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Oct 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$100

Learn the oldest form of glass working techniques. In this exciting class you will learn basic bead making skills using a single fuel torch & coloured glass rods (from Italy). Basic round & square shapes, dots, frit & stringers will be covered

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DREAM CATCHER NECKLACE (adults)

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Dec 17, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Put together a fabulous dream catcher necklace using a round metal circle. We will wire wrap some beads onto the circle, add a few rosary style bead connectors and attach to a chain necklace using jump rings.

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November 2018

RCA Tap Dance LEVEL ONE (adults 16+)

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound ‘right’.

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL TWO (adults 16+)

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$65

The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound ‘right’.

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RCA Jazz Dance (adults 16+)

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from the 1950's to modern Jazz today. This class is suitable if you are new to Jazz dance, or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.

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Ballet Lyrical (ages 7-12)

November 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Nov 1, 2018 at 3:30pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$57.75

Lyrical is a style of dance that blends ballet and jazz. Dancers will have fun while improving skills and knowledge in Ballet and Jazz styles and learn group choreography.

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Tricia at the RCA!

November 1 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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By Donation

Join Tricia at the RCA for a fun, interactive evening of music.  Sing-a-long, Name-that-Tune, Be a Star!  All are welcome.  This event is By Donation.

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Cosmic Throat Singer Matthew Kocel matinee

November 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$35

“Words seem so deficient for explaining the depth of experience we all felt... I was being moved by sound, my whole body was light and vibrating.”
— Vancouver Yoga Review
Imagine floating in an ocean of sacred sound… vibration so profound it seems to take on qualities of form, texture and color.
It’s hard to believe these sounds come from a human.

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Cosmic Throat Singer Matthew Kocel Evening

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$35

“Words seem so deficient for explaining the depth of experience we all felt... I was being moved by sound, my whole body was light and vibrating.”
— Vancouver Yoga Review
Imagine floating in an ocean of sacred sound… vibration so profound it seems to take on qualities of form, texture and color.
It’s hard to believe these sounds come from a human.

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Stained Glass Mini Workshop (adults)

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on Nov 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Dec 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Introduction to stained glass. You will learn to cut glass, shape, foil, solder and finish a sun-catcher from a variety of easy patterns (consisting of about 4-5 pieces) ready to hang in your window.

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Record Keeping: Inventory and Archives with Sarah Stang

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to keep consistent records across your creative output so you can search and use them for sales, marketing, finances, applications and more.

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Birch Trees (ages 8-12)

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah as we create a beautiful acrylic/mixed media artwork on wood. Inspired by the white trees of the forest we will create our own magical scene!

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Bridal Extravaganza

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$15

The Bridal Extravaganza Over $30,000 in door prizes Trip for 2 to Cabo Fashion shows Entertainment Food & Music Sunday Nov. 4th, 2018 12pm to 5pm Tickets:$15 General Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Director+Actors Lab (adults)

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$125

Work on challenging scenes/short plays with likeminded artists who wish to further their study of theatre under the guidance of a theatre professional.

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Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-6)

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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One event on Nov 7, 2018 at 9:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$37.50

A great way to introduce your little one to the world of dance and physical activity. Make new friends and build a foundation for ballet through songs and games focused on boosting creativity, memory, physical awareness, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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Age with Confidence

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$30

Age with Confidence! What you need to know to add more life to your years ahead. With, Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF Friday November 9, 2018 Discover how to be the best advocate for your own healthy aging. Learn about the latest innovations in health care for older Canadians. Hear updates on the push towards the development of a National Senior Strategy. - Dr. Samir K. Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of…

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JUST for KIDS: Fused Glass Funny Faces & Animals (youth 6-11)

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop you will make 3 funny faces. Choose to add a magnet for your fridge or wire to make a necklace or dangle doodle.

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Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Our professional instructors are geared up to keep youth involved & active in a variety of ways; dance/ drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few. Advance registration preferred, drop-in’s welcome.

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Songs of the Southern Belles

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Nov 16, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Songs of the Southern Belles celebrates the masterfully written melodies and lyrics of an age when country music reigned throughout the airwaves and local dances. It's pure gold-record entertainment set in the traditional style of the Grand Ole Opry.

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WHOLE 9 Yards of STAINED GLASS Window Art (adults)

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$135

In this 2-part workshop you will learn: basic design for project, choosing glass colours, cutting, shaping, foiling, solder, assembly and finishing techniques.

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Chamber Music Kelowna-Aspen Trio

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30pm The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. As summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, these artists have been playing together for more than twenty years. Violinist David Perry is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin and is first violin in the Pro Arte Quartet. He served as concertmaster of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded a number of violin…

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Turtle Mosaics (ages 8-12)

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah as we have fun creating our own unique turtle mosaics! On tile we will sketch out our design and then add seeds, beans, buttons and beads to create our beautiful turtle art.

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Hand Building Techniques

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$262.50

Students will explore the basic methods of clay forming. Slab and coil construction methods, surface decoration and glazing techniques will be developed.

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DIY Theatre: Create Your Own Show (adults/youth 13+)

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Dec 19, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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You’ve learned all year and you’ve worked hard! We put the reigns in your hands as this month you’ll create your own 10 Minute Productions to be performed Dec 19th in the atrium - show the experience you’ve earned this year!

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A Seussified Christmas Carol

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Dec 2, 2018

One event on Nov 25, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Dec 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets with zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with--if he ever had his way with the story. With some fun Christmas songs reimagined for the stage by Jeff Samin and Brian Haigh, You're sure to tap your toes and giggle with a new take…

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Weave a Scarf in a Day (adults)

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$75

Yes it can be done! Turn a single ball of yarn into a beautiful and unique scarf in one day using the versatile Rigid Heddle loom.

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Branding: A How-to Workshop with Carrie Mayhew

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to create an authentic and effective brand for yourself that is consistent and speaks to your work, across all platforms: both in real life and digitally.

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Fused Glass Pendant (adults/youth 12+)

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Dec 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Fusing is the process of melting glass in a kiln until it fuses together into one piece. Use your creative spirit to make 2 pendants or key chains. Choose from pre-cut glass foundations, frit, stringers, copper cut outs and a special dichroic glass piece are added to complete your pendants.

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Accounting Basics for the Arts

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this overview workshop to accounting, you will learn the basics of accounting and GST for anyone involved in the arts industry.

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December 2018

Nuno Felting: The Magic of Wool & Silk (adults)

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$320

We will be exploring the technique using both fiber and prefelts and a variety of fabrics including cheese cloth, silks and sari silks. This is a sample based class and you will have the possibility to create a small neck scarf or create fabric to use for a sewing project.

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RECYCLED WINE BOTTLE CHEESE BOARD with a BEADED KNIFE (adults)

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Fay will provide the flattened wine bottle for the cheese board or a spoon rest… you will wire wrap beads around a knife to make a lovely decoration on the handle of the knife.

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Images for Print with Harvey Bremner of Pinstripe Productions

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Learn how to create high-quality images for print in multiple forms including cards, posters, large reproductions and image licensing.

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EXHIBIT: Rosa Ji

December 2 - December 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Rosa Ji is an artist originally from China. She hopes that through her work, more people will be able to understand Chinese culture and art painting. Rosa chose a series of paintings based on the most representative mythology story in china, "Shan Hai Jing".

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Dec 15, 2018

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Dec 9, 2018

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Dec 16, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Based on the story by Charles Schultz with permission of Tams Witmark Music Library, Inc. Okanagan Premiere This shining Charles Schultz classic, complete with original music, is perfect for all ages and a wonderful celebration of the holiday season. Tickets:$25 Adult, $20 Members(show ID) $15 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Shriners Variety Show

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

We are pleased to present our annual BC Shriners Variety Show with proceeds benefiting the Shriners activities! The Shriners provide FREE transportation and FREE hospital care for children in our communities regardless of their families ability to pay! Join us for an evening of cutting edge illusions, magic, juggling and comedy! Featuring Canada’s favourite magical duo Murray Hatfield & Teresa, who will be performing jaw dropping illusions with a dash of mischief and mayhem and incredible performances by Brad Cummings…

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Christmas Art Creation (ages 8-12)

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Dec 16, 2018 at 10:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah! We will be making handmade cards and decorations, painting on porcelain, creating a unique winter-themed artwork on canvas, and painting a wooden box to keep all those treasures safe!

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O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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James & Jamesy (UK) presents O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHcoN_bXWw4&w=560&h=315] Show Description: Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! Following the smashing success of their 2016 & 2017 Canadian comedy tours, London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea. When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action,…

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January 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-Lysander Piano Trio

Jan 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30pm The Lysander Piano Trio was formed at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009 and takes its name from Shakespeare’s: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, this Trio has performed extensively in major centers across North America. Highlights include performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,…

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RCA: All Bodies Dance Kelowna (ages 18+)

Jan 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

This 6-week pilot project is for anyone with or without a disability interested in dancing and moving in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Classes will free up your creativity, your imagination and your body while celebrating our diverse ways of moving!

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL ONE (adults 16+)

Jan 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile.

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL TWO (adults 16+)

Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$65

This class has been designed to take your skills to the next level, strengthening the fundamental steps and directly follows Level One.

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RCA Jazz Dance (adults 16+)

Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from the 1950's to modern Jazz today. This class is suitable if you are new to Jazz dance, or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.

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February 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-Mark Fewer violin & Hank Knox, harpsichord

Feb 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30pm The rarely performed Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach have been called “miracles of music”, where a single violin embarks on some of the most remarkable musical discourses ever written. Juno Award- winning violinist Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked for of a violinist, from the early Baroque to avant-garde. His varied career includes concert master of the Vancouver Symphony, performing in chamber music…

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Tea at High Noon

Feb 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Our English cook lovingly prepares finger sandwiches with coronation chicken, buttermilk scones and whipped cream, finishing off with Banoffee Pie and Lemon Curd Shortbread.

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Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

Feb 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Our professional instructors are geared up to keep youth involved & active in a variety of ways; dance/ drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few. Advance registration preferred, drop-in’s welcome.

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March 2019

Arts Blast for Adults

Mar 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

This evening features Art, Drama, Dance, and Music and is led by local professional instructors… a stellar experience exploring the power of imagination.

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Spring Break Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

Mar 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Mar 27, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Mar 28, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Mar 29, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their choice’ of classes in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance.

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Paper Playground (18 mos – 3yrs)

Mar 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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One event on Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Mar 26, 2019 at 3:30pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Paper Playground is a stimulating experience set on a large paper carpet, created especially for children five and under that is full of dancing, drawing, live music and projections.

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Paper Playground (3-5yrs)

Mar 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on Mar 26, 2019 at 11:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Paper Playground is a stimulating experience set on a large paper carpet, created especially for children five and under that is full of dancing, drawing, live music and projections.

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Paper Playground (18mois-3ans) en français

Mar 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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25$

Paper Playground est une expérience stimulante sur un grand tapis en papier, créé spécialement pour les enfants de cinq ans et moins avec de la danse, du dessin, de la musique en direct et des projections.

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Paper Playground (3-5ans) en français

Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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25$

Paper Playground est une expérience stimulante sur un grand tapis en papier, créé spécialement pour les enfants de cinq ans et moins avec de la danse, du dessin, de la musique en direct et des projections.

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April 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-New Orford String Quartet

Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm The members of the New Orford String Quartet are concertmasters and principal cellist and violist in the Montreal, Detroit and Toronto Symphonies. Champions of Canadian works, the New Orford String Quartet regularly programs contemporary and commissioned works in their concerts, with repertoire spanning 225 years. The quartet tours the major cities of North America as well as bringing their performances to smaller centres and rural communities that may not otherwise hear chamber music. The…

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The Celtic Tenors

Apr 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers.

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Black Coffee

Apr 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Apr 24, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Apr 25, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Apr 26, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Apr 27, 2019

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Apr 21, 2019

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Apr 28, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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presented by Theatre Kelowna and Rotary Centre for the Arts Hercule Poirot and his friend Arthur Hastings are summoned to visit a famous physicist, Sir Claud Amory, but they discover on their arrival that he has been murdered. The plot revolves around a stolen formula, with Poirot deducing which of Sir Claud's house guests/family members is the killer. Tickets: $30 Adults, $22.50 Members/Groups of 6 or more, $22.50 Students Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at…

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May 2019

The Comic Strippers

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits.

A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY
WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.

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Little Shop of Horrors

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 25, 2019

One event on Aug 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Aug 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Based on the movie by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
With permission of Musical Theatre International
Seymour is a humble plant store employee when his skid row, downtown life is forever changed by a total eclipse of the sun. Will he win the woman of his dreams Audrey away from her evil Elvis dentist boyfriend and live somewhere that’s green?

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July 2019

Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 5-6)

Jul 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 7-8)

Jul 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 9-14)

Jul 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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August 2019

Summer Arts Blast Camp for Preschoolers (ages 3-5)

Aug 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$105

Pre-schoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls.

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