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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

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April 2018

EXHIBIT: Toby Wesenberg, ‘Golden’

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Toby enjoys the freedom of interdisciplinary experimentation in the creative arts, and uses colour, texture, emotion and intuition to guide her work.

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Cool Arts – Classes & Workshops

April 3 - June 29
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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EXHIBIT: Tascheleia Marangoni

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Tascheleia's art focuses mainly on the beauty of woman, dance, and traditions from cultures around the world.

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EXHIBIT: Rick Gray, ‘The Rehearsal’

April 3 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Rick resides in Summerland in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. He specializes in portraiture and portraiture essays and stories.

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EXHIBIT: Kelowna Calligrapher’s Guild

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

The Kelowna Calligraphers' Guild Exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in April of 2018, includes work by many of its members. Included are various examples of Calligraphic "hands" (lettering styles) on a variety of surfaces, using pens with nibs, brushes or quills.

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EXHIBIT: Immaculata High School

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

These art pieces in the style of Cubist artists were created by the Visual Arts 10 students from Immaculata High School.

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Canadian Style Taiji Classes will start soon

April 25 @ 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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Hosted by the Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association Coach: Mar Zhang, licensed Natural Therapist Location: Rotary Center for the Arts Dates & Time: 5-7 pm, Tue Apr 10, Weds. April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 & 20 Fees: $150/10 sessions,$90/5 sessions, $20/session,cash, check or credit card。10% discount for OCCA members. Registration: 778-363-6688

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Drinking Habits presented by TKS

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Apr 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on Apr 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail.

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JAZZ JAM

April 26 @ 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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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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)

April 26 @ 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 dancers of all skill levels - Beginners Welcome! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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Whale Art (ages 7-12)

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Come join Sarah in art class where we will be creating 'whale art'. We will look at the different species of Whales and study their characteristics and colours. We will then create our own whale art on wood using acrylic and mixed media.

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Capoeira for Adults (15+)

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$80

An Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense, combining dance, and self-defense techniques, plus learn how to play music and sing Capoeira songs.

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May 2018

Kelowna Vegan Festival: Group Exhibit

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This art exhibition celebrates our animal friends in a wide variety of art forms, from painting to pottery to photography.

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

May 1 @ 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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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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Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: Dover and Pacifica Quartets

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Dover and Pacifica Quartets (part of the Chamber Music Kelowna 2017/2018 Concert Season)
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a sweep of the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

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Musical Theatre (adults)

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Jun 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150

This thrilling class with a musical theatre master will get you motivated, inspired and understand how to respect and live a life of your role/roles. Includes scene study, voice, acting and body language, choreography and most importantly learning how to harvest presence onstage.

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Character Development & Monologues (adults/youth 13+)

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This month TKS is joined by the lovely and talented Elana Bizovie to really get in the head of an on stage character. Together we’ll work on developing a character & finding you a fun monologue to use in auditions down the road.

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

May 2 @ 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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Noon-hour Drawing for Beginners (adults 16+)

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$59

Join us, and bring your co-workers for a drawing class lunch break. Learn to draw objects and human forms in a great setting.

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Tricia at the RCA!

May 3 @ 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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The WestJet Wine Tastings Friday

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$82.75

Taste over 250 British Columbian wines all under one roof of the Rotary Centre for the Arts. With wineries organized by their different regions, you can tour throughout the Okanagan Wine Country without having to drive!

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Wire Work Earrings & Rings (adults 16+)

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on May 5, 2018 at 10:00am

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

In this class you will learn to make ear wires and ear dangles. Simple wire rings will also be taught. Choose silver plate wire or copper wire plus beads & crystals to complete your projects.

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The WestJet Wine Tastings Saturday

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$82.75

Taste over 250 British Columbian wines all under one roof of the Rotary Centre for the Arts. With wineries organized by their different regions, you can tour throughout the Okanagan Wine Country without having to drive!

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Mosaic Sun Catcher or Trivet (adults/youth 12+)

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Learn the ancient art of mosaics. We will be making a mosaicked glass trivet or window hanging. No glass cutting or soldering required.

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“Why We Cycle” Kelowna Premiere

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Modacity are proud to present the Kelowna premiere of the Dutch documentary “Why We Cycle”: To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. They don’t think about it, they just do it. Perhaps the fact that they don’t think about it is the key to the bicycle’s success there. But because they do not give cycling a second thought, they don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. “Why We Cycle” takes a ride with ordinary cyclists…

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A Tribute to Tom Petty

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$33

Don’t miss this special tribute to the late, great Tom Petty, a musical legend that left us way too early. You will hear songs from the early years as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, to The Traveling Wilburys and his solo days and even some performances with the likes of Stevie Nicks and others.

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Collage Art on a glass vase (ages 7-12)

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Come join Sarah in art class where we will be creating collage art. We will be gluing and sticking beautiful collage papers to a vase. We will add jewels and other wonderful embellishments. A beautiful gift for Mother’s Day!

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Red Riding Kozak and Other Folktales

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Dolyna Ukranian Dancers Saturday May 12th 2018 6:30pm Tickets:$20 Adult , $10 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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2018 Kelowna Kiwanis Festival Gala

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join Us… for a relaxed and fun evening of
celebrating amateur performing arts in the
community. The Kelowna Kiwanis Gala is held in
honour of the 2018 Festival Award Recipients,
and is an exciting evening of performances and
scholarship presentations.

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The Dark Paradise

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Presented by Higher Hands of Love International Performances at 2pm or 7pm ( General Admission Seating) Choose from the drop down menu below for which show you'd like to attend. Tickets:$25 Adults,$15 Youth 18 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Angel Award

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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6th Annual Angel Award is a Talent Competition and Gala Professional Event – Proceeds to ARC (Arthritis Research Canada) Join us May 20th at 1pm in the theatre for a show unlike any other talent show. This was created by Louise Boisvert, who was inspired by her warrior daughter, Elise who battles an incurable and sometimes debilitating autoimmune disease called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. This disease is relentless in its attack on the body, including organs, eyes, tissue, ligaments and more.…

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Qi Gong – Relax and Recharge (adults)

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 designed to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body as well as the mind providing positive benefits for your health and well-being.

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Pottery Wheel Techniques

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 24, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$267.50

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

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Hand Building Techniques

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Sep 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

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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$267.50

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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Kelowna Vegan Festival

May 26 - May 27
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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by donation

Welcome All.The Kelowna Vegan Festival will be a Celebration of all things Vegan. We will have food Vendors offering tastings and selling product. There will be natural Vegan health care products and also Vendors selling Vegan clothing and accessories.

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The Comic Strippers

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream-The Movie

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Jun 1, 2018

An event every day that begins at 12:15pm, repeating until May 31, 2018

An event every day that begins at 12:15pm, repeating until Jun 1, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$12.50

Hollywood stars, paparazzi, and fairies collide in this streamlined, multi-media enhanced version of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

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June 2018

Fragment Art Fusing (adults/youth 10+)

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Jun 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$70

In this workshop you will design and make a fused glass window hanging. No glass cutting required. Get Creative! Easy-peasy…

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Memory Wire Bracelet (adults/youth 8+)

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Jun 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$30

Put together a fabulous bracelet using memory wire & beads with Fay Wolfenden. Choose from an array of colours.

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The Lonely-Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$51

The BIG O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, his distinctive, powerful voice, his complex compositions and the dark emotional ballads we all love. From 1960 to ’64 Roy Orbison landed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 40, including “Only The Lonely”, “Crying”, and “Oh, Pretty Woman”.

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Musical Theatre (adults/youth 13+)

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jul 4, 2018

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

Kathleen Munn and Mike Minons will join TKS this month to go over the basics of musical theatre! Come bring your voice as we’ll help you top the charts of your own catalogue and get you prepped up for what you’ll find on a stage musical!

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Art inspired by Rosina Wachtmeister (ages 7-12)

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Come and join Sarah in art class where we will be creating art inspired by Rosina Wachtmeiser. We will talk about Rosina's colour palette and extraordinary whimsical cat’s characters. We will then create our own inspired masterpieces.

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Wild Creatures Extreme Conditions Featuring photographer Michelle Valberg

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join renowned award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer, explorer and adventurer Michelle Valberg for a passionate talk about her experiences capturing breathtaking and amazing wildlife in some of the world’s most remote regions. Recognized internationally Michelle’s images grace the walls of art collectors the world over. Her photographs have been showcased in exhibits across North America and are regularly featured in publications across North America and Europe. Michelle is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in her field. She is the only woman…

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Adult Lyrical Ballet Workshop

June 11 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A high energy class for anyone who wishes to start learning ballet or who wants to revisit it. We will implement some lyrical movements dancing to some familiar songs.

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Older & Reckless

June 11
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Details to come... please visit again or like our facebook page for updates.

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Creative Aging Festival

June 11 - June 15
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Creative Aging Festival has expanded to 5 days of arts opportunities for the public to experience. Mon-Fri. June 11-15, 2018 Kelowna is a hotbed for the arts - our community offers many ongoing programs! Some of them will be on-site Friday, June 15th for Creative Aging Discovery Day. Join us to find out about calligraphy, dance, music, painting, tap dance and much more. This week is all about engaging in the arts and connecting with others. Featured participants include: Kelowna…

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Nia Dance Workshop with Patti Tennessy

June 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Creative Aging Festival > Featured Workshop Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to…

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Arts Blast for Adults

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Jun 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Themed evenings feature Art, Drama, Dance, and Music and are led by professional instructors… a stellar experience exploring the power of imagination.

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Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop (adults)

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Aug 4, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

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 3-4 pieces) ready to hang in your window.

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Trill of the Heart: Community Performance Project

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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In a process led by Claudia Moore, local amateurs, or "dance enthusiasts", will learn a dance work, and then step on to the stage to perform as part of the O&R presentation, on a programme alongside the professional artists.

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Capoeira for Adults

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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An Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense, combining dance, and self-defense techniques, plus learn how to play music and sing Capoeira songs.

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Introduction to Ballet for Adults

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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with Simone Orlando of Ballet Kelowna

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Qi Gong – Relax and Recharge

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Originating in China, Qi Gong movements are easy to follow and designed to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body as well as the mind providing positive benefits for your health and well-being.

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Beginner Drawing Workshop

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn how to break down an image from start to finish, giving you a step-by-step approach for future drawings. We’ll complete one drawing over 2 hours.

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Tea at High Noon

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$21

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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Move It! Dance Workshop with Joe Laughlin

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Move It! is a dancing experience for everybody, helping participants discover their natural impulse to move and groove. Participants experience the sensation of joyful, confident, expressive movement in a non-judgmental environment.

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Baker Street Blues with Stelio Calagias

June 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Known as the "rockin blues dance band", their professional, and highly entertaining shows deliver "Blues that grabs hold of you... and doesn't let go!"

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Jazz Dance Workshop with Stelio Calagias

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With a "gentle, and user friendly approach", the jazz workshop class will be structured to include a short warm-up, and basic jazz technique using the fundamental principles of the world famous Luigi, as well as stylistic choreography inspired by the world famous Bob Fosse.

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Stamped Metal Charm Necklace or Bracelet (adults 16+)

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Apr 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Jun 16, 2018 at 10:00am

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

Personalized jewellery is all the CRAZE! Fun & Easy! In this workshop we will be hand stamping 2 or 3 charms using letter & number stamps.

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ARTINI: the art of food & drink

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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ARTINI is a full evening & full building event featuring... Cocktails from Okanagan Spirits One-bite Tastings from Local Restaurants Music by Dawn Pemberton Live, Interactive Art Performances Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances…

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Wire Work Jewellery (adults/youth 14+)

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Apr 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jun 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Aug 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

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

with Fay Wolfenden, Studio 113 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 dangles (a choice of focal bead from my own lamp work collection). Tools, types & sizes of wire will be discussed for each project. Includes all materials. Gift Bag included! Mon / Mar. 12 / 5:00 – 7:30 PM / $40 Sat /…

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Summer Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Aug 31, 2018

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 in Music, Drama/Dance and Visual Art.

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Intuitive Glass Art (adults)

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$75

Using pre-cut pieces of glass, assemble a colourful free form window. Add a bevel or some glass nuggets to complete your project.

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July 2018

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

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 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)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 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 9-13)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 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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Fused Glass Pendant (adults/youth 12+)

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Apr 7, 2018 at 1:30pm

One event on Jul 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

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.

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JUST for KIDS: Mosaic Chalk Board or Picture Frame (youth 6-12)

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Have fun & take home a colourful chalk board for your messages or picture frame. Using pre-cut pieces of glass (all glass has been tumbled to remove any sharp pieces). Using your creativity you will add a glass border to a chalk board.

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Theatrical Dance (adults/youth 13+)

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Aug 15, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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We’re continuing our musical theatre journey with the language of your body! Here we’ll discover the basics of dance and introducing you to some choreographies to give you a taste of what you’ll do in a musical performance!

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Stained Glass Window Art (adults)

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Jul 23, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$130

In this 2-part workshop you will learn everything you need to know to complete a small stained glass window. Includes: project design, choosing glass colours, cutting, shaping, foiling, solder, assembly and finishing techniques. We will be using the Tiffany Method.

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August 2018

EXHIBIT: Angela Hansen, ‘Morphogenesis’

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Angela creates with encaustics and acrylics and her work is recognized for its organic-inspired imagery, sculptural qualities and use of texture. She is very interested in the human psyche and that which cannot be seen; that which exists through experience, time and change.

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Summer Arts Blast 4-day Camp (ages 5-6)

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$200

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 4-day Camp (ages 7-8)

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$200

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 4-day Camp (ages 9-13)

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$200

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

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Aug 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

August 20 @ 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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Shakespeare (adults/youth 13+)

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Sep 26, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Get ready for Romance and Intrigue – Wizards and Weird Sisters – Kings and Fools – Climb down off the Saddle of Reality and enter the Green World to witness the most fun aspects of Shakespeare’s World!

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October 2018

Action Scenes (adults/youth 13+)

October 10 @ 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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November 2018

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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Rotary Centre for the Arts Presents: Songs of the Southern Belles Thursday November 15 and Friday November 16th at 7:30pm Tickets:$40 Adults,$35 Members,Seniors, Groups of 6 or more,$25 Students Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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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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PARKING : Metered street parking is available outside the centre (free after 5 PM & Sundays). One block south on Ellis Street, parking has been increased at the Library Parkade to 668 spaces, and Memorial Parkade to 519 spaces. Parkades are free after 6 PM except during special events. There is an Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access from Cawston).

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