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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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March 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Lorene Charlton

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Since moving to Kelowna, I decided to further my art education at Potters Addict Art Centre majoring in ceramics, where I explored figurative and fantasy sculpture techniques, along with utilitarian works that serve as an art statement as well as functional vessels for eating and drinking."

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Free

EXHIBIT: Donna Mair

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"My current exhibit is a culmination of 2 years of shoe leather, blisters, and soaking wet exploration both on the downtown streets, and the suburban parks and work yards (with a road trip thrown in). I hope you enjoy it."

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Free

EXHIBIT: Adam Temple, ‘Peaks of Interest’

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Peaks of Interest is a series that explores the mountains of Western Canada from the perspective of an alpinist. It is, in essence, a portrait series. Most Canadian alpinists will recognize the faces of these mountains. Some they know well…some they only hope to know! For me, the crown jewels of Canada lie in our ranges."

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Free

EXHIBIT: The Art of Truth Compassion Tolerance

March 8 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Art of Truth Compassion Tolerance brings together the work of eighteen artists from around the world who share in common the practice of Falun Dafa. All have emigrated from China with the exception of one, Kathleen Gillis, who is Canadian.

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$10

Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

March 29 @ 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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Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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$39.50

Bill & Joel Plaskett w/special guests The Mayhemingways

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Solidarity Tour BILL & JOEL PLASKETT with Special Guests MAYHEMINGWAYS Wednesday, March 29 at the Rotary Centre For The Arts 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna Tickets are $39.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Box Office (Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 8:00pm) or online at www.rotarycentreforthearts.com. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM. 2017 sees JOEL PLASKETT hitting the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, BILL PLASKETT. Joined by special guests, Peterborough's MAYHEMINGWAYS, the…

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Free

JAZZ JAM

March 30 @ 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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Live After 5: 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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$5

Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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For dancers of all skill levels - Beginners Welcome! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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April 2017
$20

JUST for KIDS: MOSAIC CHALK BOARD (ages 6 -11)

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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. Have fun & take home a colourful chalk board for your messages.

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$40

Exhibition Opportunities in the Okanagan

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This workshop will give participants an overview of all of the recurring exhibition opportunities in the Okanagan, as well as touch on other kinds of exhibition opportunities - public galleries, artist-run centres and commercial galleries.

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$40

Imani Winds (Chamber Music Kelowna 2016-17)

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Considered North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has also established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. The group has performed in major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall, and Kimmel Center.

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Free

EXHIBIT: The Kelowna Painters’ Studio Society

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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The Painters’ Studio was formed in Kelowna in 1992, as a new alternative to the established art groups who had lengthy waiting lists for new membership. At its inception, there were seventeen fellow artists working in diverse media, but open to new and innovative approaches to expressing their art.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Steve Austin

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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"I feel our relationship with nature and how we interact with the world around us is able to ground our spirit and perspective in our daily lives." -Steve Austin

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Angel Award

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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April 2nd 12 noon Atrium pre-show featuring local artists work for sale along with entertainment by Romanza del Arco duo, Denis Letourneau & Susan Schaffer, violin & viola.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Liz VanGolen Vincent

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Art allows me to experience the mystery of life. It becomes a communication vehicle for our spirit." -Liz VanGolen Vincent

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Free

EXHIBIT: Art Felt Collaborative, ‘Okanagan Arts Awards Sculptures’

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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The creation of the award sculptures for the 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards, presented by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan came about through a process of both individual and collaborative work that worked to capture the essence of each of the 13 award categories.

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$53

Results with Rhonda (adults)

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 15, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This is a challenging mix of cardio, strength and core training. It is instructor led and can be as challenging as you make it. You pick the weight and the intensity and you will be amazed at your progress. This is a fun, non-intimidating group setting that works all major muscle groups with the last 15 minutes focusing on core strengthening.

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$200

Film For Adults

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Tackle auditions with confidence, learn on set etiquette, build natural connections with on camera partners, and reveal character naturally with the coaching of an experienced actor/director who currently is on and directs a television and web series.

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$40

Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: The Zodiac Trio and Ariel Barnes, Cello

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Zodiac Trio is recognized by many to be one of the foremost clarinet-violin-piano ensembles performing today. In its relatively short history, the ensemble formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music before becoming the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory.

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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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$60

Qigong (adults,18+)

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Qi Gong consists of gentle, relaxing exercises which are usually practiced standing, but can also be done in a sitting position. Movements re easy to follow and designed to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body as well as the mind.

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$15

TEA at High Noon

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A selection of sandwiches and sweet treats made on site by our English cook; tea or coffee as accompaniment.

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$53

Noon Hour Yoga (adults, 16+)

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 16, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 16, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Break away from the work day and make the most of your lunch break in one of these lunch time classes. You will de-stress, get fit and be ready for a productive afternoon.

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Free

Music of Heavens – Animation Workshop
(all ages)

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This community-based creation and multimedia presentation is performed to world-class musical accompaniment. Workshop participants are invited to create their own stars reflecting one’s own cultural identity and illustrating one’s relationship to cross-cultural Canadian heritage.

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$67

Barre Fitness (adults 16+)

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Barre is a Ballet-inspired full body workout that uses specific moves to tone small muscle groups. You definitely do not have to be a dancer to do Barre! Suitable for all fitness levels and a great way to stay in shape and have fun while doing it!

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$51

Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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$51

Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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$51

Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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$51

Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

April 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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$51

Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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$53

Tap Dance – Beginner (adults, 16+)

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s very evocative and is 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’. You need to start small and quiet, giving great concentration to learning each step well, so it sounds (as well as looks) accurate.

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$53

Bellyfit (adults)

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Bellyfit is an energetic fitness experience designed to connect to the primal feminine force within. With inspiration from Pilates, Yoga, and cultural dances including Belly dance, Bhangra, Bollywood and African movement-expect to sweat, smile and strengthen your body, mind and spirit.

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$53

Bellyfit Sage (adults 50+)

April 6 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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From the creators of Bellyfit® comes Bellyfit Sage™, a highly specialized, inspiring class designed for mature women who are seeking a gentler, more customized form of movement that honours their sensuality, their strength and their varied levels of ability ~ without sacrificing the fun factor or the fabulous workout.

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Free

FIRST thursdays in the Cultural District

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Once the centre of the Okanagan Fruit Packing industry, Rotary Centre for the Arts is a hub for cultural activities. Home to a variety of artists and performers, we offer experiences that will appeal to every age and interest.

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$17

Creator’s Arts Centre Competitive Spring Showcase 6:30pm

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Dancers will be showcasing various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary and hip hop.

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$17

Creator’s Arts Centre presents Competitive Spring Showcase 8:00pm

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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These two exciting shows feature dancers from both their Impact Performance Company and RTHM Ground hip hop crews. Dancers will be showcasing various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary and hip hop.

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$60

Weave a Scarf in a Day

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Turn a single ball of yarn into a beautiful and unique scarf in one day using the versatile Rigid Heddle loom. Join us for a day to learn the basics of weaving, play with beautiful yarns and colours, meet new friends and create a one of a kind scarf

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$15

Creating Still Life with Vegetable Printing! (ages 6-12)

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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There will be sunflowers in a vase and fruit in a bowl, for the children to use as their still life prop. We will sketch out our observations and then add colour and interest with paint and pastel.

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$45

Images for Digital – A how-to Workshop for Artists

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Having your artwork online is a very important part of being an artist today. In this how-to workshop, artists will learn how to use smartphones to create images for their website, social media and online presence that are eye catching and images that you’ll be proud to share with everyone.

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$10

Saturday Popcorn Playhouse (ages 3 & up)

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Drop in, see a mini-play you can join in with New Vintage actors and enjoy a yummy treat, too.

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$16.50

Lake Country Dance PAC In the Spotlight

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Tickets:$16.50 Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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$67

Barre Fitness (Adults 16+)

April 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 29, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Barre is a Ballet-inspired full body workout that uses specific moves to tone small muscle groups. You definitely do not have to be a dancer to do Barre! Suitable for all fitness levels and a great way to stay in shape and have fun while doing it!

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$35

STAMPED METAL CHARM NECKLACE or BRACELET (ages 16 & up)

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Personalized jewellery is all the CRAZE: Fun & Easy! In this workshop we will hand stamp 2 or 3 charms using letter & number stamps. A variety of blank metal pieces (flattened pennies, flattened washers, copper and aluminium tags) are used as a base to create personalized charms.

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$65

Ballet Lyrical – Beginner (ages 6 -12)

April 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Lyrical is a style of dance that blends ballet and jazz. We will spend time improving skills and knowledge in both styles and learning group choreography. Dance is a fun way to stay active and fit with many mental and physical benefits.

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OSIF IndieFest 2017

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"IndieFest is a Film Festival comprised of 100% locally made short films, music videos and documentaries. There will be prizes for the Best Film, Best Doc, Best Music Video, a People’s Choice Award, Best Acting, Best Cinematography, Best Story and Best Post-¬Production, a Live MC, and more!

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Free

School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

April 13 @ 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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$50

TIPS & TRICKS for SUCCESSFUL SOLDERING of a Stained Glass Project (adults)

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn to solder. You will choose pre-cut pieces of glass, and a bevel for your project. We will grind, foil and solder the glass pieces (using the Tiffany Method).

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The Canadian School of Ballet Night of the Arts

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This year's performance will be a collaboration with local talented young dancers, musicians and singers. Our dancers will be dancing to live music from The Kelowna Community Music School and Alexandra Babbel's Candesca Singers.

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$257.25

Pottery Wheel Techniques – Level One

April 18 @ 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day. Be prepared to have fun and get down and dirty.

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$257.25

Hand Building Techniques – Level One

April 19 @ 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Slab and coil construction methods, surface decoration and glazing techniques will be developed. We will be making a variety of bowls, plates and containers.

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Free

40th BC Interior Jazz Festival

April 20 - April 22
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The 40th BC Interior Jazz Festival is hosting more than 50 jazz groups from around the province. The Junior and Senior combos will perform at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Thursday, and workshops will be offered on Friday and Saturday. All events in the three days are free.

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$60

Fun With Fairy Tales-Little Stars (ages 3-5)

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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All of your favorite stories come to life in this creative class that gives your little one all sorts of stage, prop and costume fun. A new story and craft each week with a show and share performance for parents the last class.

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$30

Rock of Ages

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Apr 29, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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It's the tail end of the big, bad 80's in Hollywood and the party has been raging hard at The Sunset Strip's last legendary venue.

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$120

WHOLE 9 Yards of STAINED GLASS: Glass Window Art (adults)

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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In this two-part workshop you will learn: project design, choosing glass colours, cutting, shaping, foiling, solder, assembly and finishing techniques. We will be using the Tiffany Method.

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$125

A 1980’s Snow White (ages 6-11)

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Wham! Join in on this hilarious action-adventure musical version of the classic, set in 1985.

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$175

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr.Hyde (ages 12-16)

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The story of steampunk, science, love and a split personality take this stage in this exciting class for teens. Our last class show comes complete with costumes & set and is free for family and friends.

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$45

Images for Print – A how-to Workshop for Artists

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Reproducing artwork is an income stream that works well for many. In this how-to workshop Artists will learn how to create images for print in multiple forms: cards, posters, large reproductions and image licensing.

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$145

Felting Slippers: Vases for our Spring Flower

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This class will teach you to felt your own vase. We will learn the basics of wet felting, needle felting and creating your own design. If you are an experienced felter, you can embellish your slippers with some funky new techniques.

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$15

SOCIAL SUNDAYS (Lyrical Contemporary): dance, mingle, coffee

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us to Dance, Mingle and Coffee. Casual atmosphere, select Sundays from 3-5 PM in the Rotary Centre for the Arts atrium.

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$51

Bollywood (adults)

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 17, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come try this lively dance – the instructor has designed fun choreography that is filled with light steps and dance patterns. Guys & gals of all ages & fitness levels welcome.

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$60

Health in your Hands (adults, 16+)

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Jun 15, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn gentle acupressure self help exercises to enhance your physical, emotional and mental health. Ideal for everybody and any point in life, especially suited for people suffering from Arthritis or other physical pain, from stress or anxiety and memory loss or trauma.

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$60

Qigong (adults,18+)

April 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Thursday, repeating until Jun 15, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Qi Gong consists of gentle, relaxing exercises which are usually practiced standing, but can also be done in a sitting position. Movements re easy to follow and designed to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body as well as the mind.

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$25

MEMORY WIRE BRACELET (ages 8 -12)

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come for this fun class. Put together a fabulous bracelet using memory wire & beads. Choose from an array of colours. Use your imagination to create a funky bead pattern.

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May 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Wayne Wilson

May 2 @ 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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"Landscape and panoramic imagery clearly dominate my current art work. For the most part, this grows out of a strong notion that there is something attractively primal in the panoramic format." -Wayne Wilson

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$79

Westjet Wine Tastings

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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The urban chic setting of the Rotary Centre for the Arts is your venue to taste over 250 wines all under one roof. Let WestJet transport you into the wine culture of the Okanagan by featuring 60 wineries and a live band.

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$50

Create a basic Paverpol sculpture in half a day

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Explore your creative heart and experience how easy it is to create a unique sculpture using Paverpol, an eco-friendly, non-toxic textile hardener. Go home with a completed work of art.

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$79

Westjet Wine Tastings

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The urban chic setting of the Rotary Centre for the Arts is your venue to taste over 250 wines all under one roof.

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$35

FUSED GLASS PENDANT (adults, ages 12 & up)

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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Arts Council of the Central Okanagan presents: 10th annual Okanagan Arts Awards

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come out for a night of art, culture and celebration! Mingle with some of the top artists in the Okanagan, enjoy a great showcase of local performers and help us celebrate the creative excellence of our community. Award Gala to be hosted by Mayor Colin Basra and Nathan Flavel.

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$15

‘Over a pond of water lilies’ Monet art (ages 6-12)

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join Sarah as we create art inspired by the beautiful painter ‘Monet’. We will be recreating our own unique masterpiece of ‘the bridge over a pond of water lilies’. Lets get messy!

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The Comedy of Errors

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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In honour of Canada's 150th Birthday, Theatre Kelowna Society, Shakespeare Kelowna Society and the Rotary Centre for the Arts are presenting "The Comedy of Errors", William Shakespeare's hilarious comedy. Directed by Steven Jefferys with a bit of a maple syrup flavour.

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$35

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

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Our professional instructors are geared up to keep your youth involved & active in a variety of ways - dance / drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few.

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$25

JUST for KIDS: FUSED GLASS FUNNY FACES & ANIMALS (ages 6 -11)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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In this workshop you will make 2 or 3 funny faces. Choose to add a magnet for your fridge or wire to make a necklace or dangle doodle. Using your imagination and pre-cut funny shapes we will add bits, pieces and stringers to decorate your pieces.

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$35

WIRE WORK JEWELLERY (ages 14 & up)

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn the fundamentals of working with wire. We will make our own jewellery findings: Jump rings, 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)

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$150

Improv! (adults)

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Take the leap into improvisation with New Vintage Actors. Be a part of a live improv show all while learning tricks to keep you on your toes and ready for anything!

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$257.25

Pottery Wheel Techniques – Level One

May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day. Be prepared to have fun and get down and dirty.

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$51

Bollywood (adults)

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jun 14, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come try this lively dance – the instructor has designed fun choreography that is filled with light steps and dance patterns. Guys & gals of all ages & fitness levels welcome.

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$257.25

Hand Building Techniques – Level One

May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Slab and coil construction methods, surface decoration and glazing techniques will be developed. We will be making a variety of bowls, plates and containers.

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$10

Saturday Popcorn Playhouse (ages 3 & up)

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Drop in, see a mini-play you can join in with New Vintage actors and enjoy a yummy treat, too.

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$15

SOCIAL SUNDAYS (Bollywood): dance, mingle, coffee

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us to Dance, Mingle and Coffee. Casual atmosphere, select Sundays from 3-5 PM in the Rotary Centre for the Arts atrium.

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$35

INTRODUCTION to MOSAICS (ages 12 & up)

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn the ancient art of mosaics. We will be making a mosaicked glass trivet or window hanging. No glass cutting or soldering required. Glass pieces have been tumbled to remove sharp edges.

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$12.50

Into the Woods Jr (evening)

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make

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June 2017

Into the Woods Jr (matinees)

June 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make

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Free

EXHIBIT: The Breastfeeding Art Expo

June 2 @ 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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This First-Time-Ever unique exposition explores breastfeeding. The large Expo includes fifteen innovative community art projects where professional artist networked with community partners and project participants.

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$55

FRAGMENT ART FUSING (ages 10 & up)

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Get creative, easy-peasy! In this workshop you will design and make a fused glass window hanging. Fusing is the process of melting glass in the kiln. No glass cutting required.

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$50

Create a basic Paverpol sculpture in half a day

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Explore your creative heart and experience how easy it is to create a unique sculpture using Paverpol, an eco-friendly, non-toxic textile hardener. Go home with a completed work of art.

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$10

Saturday Popcorn Playhouse (ages 3 & up)

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Drop in, see a mini-play you can join in with New Vintage actors and enjoy a yummy treat, too.

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$50

STAINED GLASS MINI Workshop (ages 14 & up)

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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Free

All Bodies Dance Project

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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All Bodies Dance brings together movers with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of expression. In this mixed ability dance practice, differences are used as creative strength to create choreography that celebrates diversity and community; exploring choreographic possibilities of wheelchairs, crutches, and canes.

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Free

Creative Aging Day

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us for the Okanagan's third annual Creative Aging Day (Fri. June 17, 2016) at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Both health educators and community members attend this well received event!

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$15

Silver Foil Art (ages 6-12)

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join Sarah as we create unique and wonderful art with silver foil, paint and string. On canvas the children will create shapes with string - using some secret techniques with foil and paint, an abstract artwork will emerge.

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$39.50

A Night of Bowie- The Definitive Bowie Experience

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Victoria musician Syl Thompson and his band have been paying tribute to the musical works of David Bowie for more than three decades. Thompson embodies Bowie's exquisite style and persona and has been acclaimed as providing the most credible and realistic Bowie experience in North America.
This show is a multi-media extravaganza. Six highly respected musicians play each song as Bowie and his band performed them live and VJPhoton provides a visual experience second to none with photos and videos unique to each song.

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$25

MEMORY WIRE BRACELET (ages 8 -12)

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come for this fun class. Put together a fabulous bracelet using memory wire & beads. Choose from an array of colours. Use your imagination to create a funky bead pattern.

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$35

FUSED GLASS PENDANT (adults, ages 12 & up)

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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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$257.25

Pottery Wheel Techniques – Level One

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day. Be prepared to have fun and get down and dirty.

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July 2017
$35

DROP-IN Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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. This is a great introduction to visual and performing arts - offered the way you want it - on your schedule!

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$85

Summer Clay and Art Camps @ Potters Addict (ages 7-13)

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Aug 28, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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For all creative mud and art-loving kids! Children will learn about the therapeutic and creative value of clay as an art, along with painting using acrylic and oil paint on canvas. Craft and card making using archaic papers and canvas.

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$25

MEMORY WIRE BRACELET (ages 8 -12)

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come for this fun class. Put together a fabulous bracelet using memory wire & beads. Choose from an array of colours. Use your imagination to create a funky bead pattern.

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$25

JUST for KIDS: FUSED GLASS FUNNY FACES & ANIMALS (ages 6 -11)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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with Fay Wolfenden, Studio 113 In this workshop you will make 2 or 3 funny faces. Choose to add a magnet for your fridge or wire to make a necklace or dangle doodle. Using your imagination and pre-cut funny shapes we will add bits, pieces and stringers to decorate your pieces. A special piece of dichroic glass will be added for that extra sparkle. Return the following week to pick up fused pieces! Visit FayWolfendenDesigns.com for examples. Email faywolfendendesigns@gmail.com to…

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$240

Summer Arts Blast Camps (ages 5-12)

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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These camps are designed for both boys & girls and feature a wide selection of fun and creative art activities – it’s the total Art Blast experience. Allow your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Art, Music, Drama and Dance.

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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 (opening fall 2016). 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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