Unplug & PLaY Week 2017
        Schedule of Events

TUESDAY, MAY 2

FAIRYTALES & TUTUS
Sodance Vernon, 103B – 1340 Kal Lake Rd.  10 – 10:30 am   Ages:2-5 yrs.
Your tiny tot will twirl and leap around, beaming with joy & blossoming with confidence as they learn the foundations of dance. Dancers should wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

SCHEDULE CORRECTION
Vernon Public Art Gallery Mini-Artists event for ages under 5 will be on Tuesday May 2 at 10 am not on Monday as advertised in the insert and passport.

MINI-ARTISTS
Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228-31 Ave.  10 am              Ages under 5
Parents - explore art making with your child using non-toxic materials in a fun, social program thatencourages creative self-expression while developing fine and gross motor skills & sensory awareness. Dress for mess!!!   By Donation       Max: 25


Join us for a quick tour of Art and Soul, an exhibition by School District 22 High School students.

STORYTIME  Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.  10:30 am
Stories, songs and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Everyone welcome!

MOM & BABY WALK STROLLERFIT/BABYWEARING FITNESS
sponsored by Hayden Fitness  10 am,  11 AM,  or  12:15 pm
Meet at Polson Park. Fitness outside for families on the go!     Bring a mat & exercise band if you have one. Max: 15 participants

LEGO DROP-IN
Okanagan Regional Library  2800-30th Ave.  3:30 – 4:30 pm  Ages 7-12
Build a story with Lego.  Let books inspire a creation.  Max: 20

INTRO TO TAEKWON-DO      Sundance Martial Arts   2905A 43rd Ave
Learn the Basics of Taekwon-Do in a fun and safe environment.
4:30 - 5 pm      Ages 4-7
5 – 6 pm          Ages 7& up
7 – 8 pm          Ages 13 & up

PARK & PLAY   Girouard Park, 4115 20th Street  5:30 – 7 pm  
A  FREE program sponsored by the North Okanagan Optimist Club in partnership with  Greater Vernon Recreation  Our goal is to encourage families with children to get out, enjoy local parks & be active in the spring.  With a focus on FUN!

 FRIDAY, MAY 5


​BABYWEARING HIKE
sponsored by Hayden Fitness Studio      10:00 am            Max. 8  
Meet at Kal Lake Yellow Gate Parking Lot – Jade/Juniper.

MOM & ME PILATES   
Hayden Fitness Studio 201, 2500 53rd Ave   11:30 pm        Max 7

FAIRYTALES & TUTUS
Sodance Vernon, 103B – 1340 Kal Lake Rd.    1 – 1:30 pm       Ages:2-5 yrs.
Your tiny tot will twirl and leap around, beaming with joy & blossoming with confidence as they learn the foundations of dance. Dancers should wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

VOYAGEUR CANOE PADDLE ON OKANAGAN LAKE
sponsored by Elements Adventure Co.      
Paddlewheel Park, OK Landing Rd.         3:30 – 5:30      Ages 4 & up
Learn about the historic voyageur canoe and its role in Canadian History – and then go paddle one!    You will learn proper paddling technique & history and ecology of Okanagan Lake. Limited to 20 per sailing.(4pm & 4:45pm) Please bring a life jacket if you have one

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

$ CREATIVE GYM
sponsored by: Greater Vernon Recreation  Dogwood Gym, Vernon Rec Centre
9 – 10:15am  pm  Ages: 12m – 3 yrs
Drop-in Parent & Tot gym activities, songs, simple games, pasting, painting,  table toys, playdough & much, much more. $5 drop-in Special for Unplug & Play Week

TURN OFF THE SCREEN & TUNE INTO YOUR FAMILY
sponsored by Vernon Public Health     10 – 11:30 am    Ages 0-3
Enjoy a Screen-Free, family friending activity at Polson Park playground.  Have fun singing songs and nursery rhymes as a way of bonding with your little ones. Learn about pros/cons of screen time.

GRANDMA’S TOY BOX
Vernon Museum, 3009-32nd Ave    3:00 – 5:00 pm       Family event
Enjoy an afternoon with your child or grandchild playing with toys, games and crafts from your past. Create a toy to take home.  Juice & cookies provided.

PARK & PLAY      Sawicki Park – Middleton Way      4:45-6:15 pm

a FREE program sponsored by the North Okanagan Optimist Club in partnership with  Greater Vernon Recreation  Our goal is to encourage families with children to get out, enjoy local parks & be active in the spring.  With a focus on FUN!

.DROP-IN PLAYGROUP
Boys & Girls Club Gym     3300 - 37th Ave.  10 - 11:30 am     Children under 6 are welcome to come to an extra-awesome drop-in playgroup. Age appropriate toys, circle time, snack & fun all provided at no charge.

FAIRYTALES & TUTUS
Sodance Vernon, 103B – 1340 Kal Lake Rd.     1 – 1:30 pm       Ages:2-5 yrs.
Your tiny tot will twirl and leap around, beaming with joy & blossoming with confidence as they learn the foundations of dance. Dancers should wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

JR.NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT
Allan Brooks Nature Centre     3 – 4 pm           6 yrs & under
Seek clues and collect treasures in the grasslands. Admission is free – parents/grandparents welcome.!

SPORTS FOR SHORTS
sponsored by Greater Vernon Recreation    Dogwood Gym, Vernon Rec Centre
3:30 – 430 pm               Ages 3-6
$5 drop-in Special for Unplug & Play Week

FREE INTRO TO  HIP HOP
City Dance Studio  4411-29th St
5:45 – 6:30 pm
You’ve seen hip hop in music videos – it’s fun, it’s physical & definitely worth “unplugging” to take this class with award winning instructor Simone.  All Ages Welcome.

SUNDAY, APR.30

POLSON POND KIDS FISHOUT
9 am – 4 pm                      Ages 4-12 yrs.
Hey kids – free fishing event sponsored by the Kalamalka Flyfishers. 1000 rainbow trout in Polson Park Pond for you to catch. You can keep two to take home for dinner! Barbless hooks & worms provided, limited rods so bring your own if you can!

MATH IN NATURE
sponsored by North Okanagan Nature Kids
10 – 11am           Ages: 5-12
Do math & nature go together? You’d better believe it!  Join us a Polson Park at the 25th Street entrance to play with mathematics in the outdoors.

$ NATURE’S MAKER SPACE
Allan Brooks Nature Centre
1 – 3 pm
Build bird, bee and bat houses, condos & boxes. Limited to 25 – to register 250-260-4227 $5/child, includes cost of materials and admission to centre.

BASICALLY BEES
Planet Bee, 5011 Bella Vista Rd.
1pm                         Ages 5-10
Learn about honey bees and their contribution to the food on our tables.Includes free honey stick. Limit:25 Call 250-542-8088 to reserve.

DAILY: MAY 1 – MAY 7
FARM FUN in the CRAZY COW KIDS CORRAL
Davison Orchards, 3111 Davison Rd. off Bella Vista Rd.  
8:30 am-5:30pm            Ages 2-10
Let the kids run, slide, pump an old-fashioned water pump, climb in a a giant spider web or dig in the giant sandbox. Play in the Crazy Cow Kids Corral and get some farm fresh air! 


SATURDAY, MAY 6

NATURE WALK    Led by the North Okanagan Naturalist Club     9am-11am         All ages
Swan Lake Nature Reserve, meet in the parking lot, off Old Kamloops Rd by Stawn’s Honey  
An easy walk led by the North Okanagan Naturalist Club. Birds of many species make their home & raise their young in this reserve’s important grasslands & wetlands. Join naturalists as we explore & discover nature.  Note: dogs are not permitted in the reserve. Max.30

$ FELTED CARD
Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6       9:30 – 10:30am          Ages 5-7
Students will draw a picture on silk and felt it onto wool. Make it into a card or frame it for someone special.
Max. 8              $5/person  To Pre-register phone 250-542-6243 , Parents stay with child.

SCAVENGER HUNT & LUNCH
First Nations Friendship Centre, 2902- 29th Ave. 10am  All ages  Maximum 12 participants
 Meet at the Friendship Centre to walk as a group to Polson Park to look for awesome nature items & find the magic leaves. We will then walk back to the Friendship Centre to make crafts & enjoy a hot lunch.         

KNITTING CIRCLE
Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.       10 am – Noon                     All ages
Knitting helps relieve stress, improves math skills and it’s fun! Whether an avid knitter, or wanting to learn, join the group upstairs near the computer lab.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS at the VERNON YACHT CLUB
7919 Okanagan Landing Rd.        10 am – Noon   and    1 pm – 3 pm
Offering fishing lure & flint demos, watersport demos, hand-built remote boats, sailing rides & many more fun activities for kids of all ages. 

$ WET FELTED VASE
Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6       11am – 12:30pm          Ages 8-13  Max 8 participants 
Students will use wool silk & other embellishments to make a vase cover.    $6/person
To Pre-register phone 250-542-6243   , parents stay with child.

$ SPRING ORCHARD TOUR
Davison Orchards, 3111 Davison Rd. off Bella Vista Rd.    11am-4pm (every hour on the hour)
Take a spring orchard tour and learn about the bees &  blossoms! .
Unplug & PLaY special – Buy one ticket, get one ticket FREE.

PRENATAL YOGA
Hayden Fitness Studio 201, 2500 53rd Ave     11:15 am        Max 7

$CRAFT & CONE!
Vernon Teach & Learn 3015 30th Ave    10 am – 4pm       12 yrs & under
Pick up a craft kit and get an ice cream cone for $5. Max. 200.

STORYTIME
Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.  10:30 am
Stories, songs and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Everyone welcome!

FAMILY GAME DAY
sponsored by Okanagan Boardgamers   Okanagan Regional Library  2800-30th Ave.  10am-4pm    

Ages 6-18 yrs  Come down and learn a new game or play a favourite.  Fun Family game day.

BASICALLY BEES
Planet Bee, 5011 Bella Vista Rd.   1pm        Ages 5-10    Call 250-542-8088 to reserve.
Learn about honey bees and their contribution to the food on our tables.Includes free honey stick. Limit:25 
      

THURSDAY, MAY 4

FAIRYTALES & TUTUS
Sodance Vernon, 103B – 1340 Kal Lake Rd.     10 – 10:30 am   Ages:2-5 yrs.
Your tiny tot will twirl and leap around, beaming with joy & blossoming with confidence as they learn the foundations of dance. Dancers should wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

MOM & BABY WALK STROLLERFIT/BABYWEARING FITNESS
sponsored by Hayden Fitness     10 am,   11 AM,   or    12:15 pm
Meet at Polson Park. Fitness outside for families on the go!     Bring a mat & exercise band if you have one. Max: 15 participants

STORYTIME
Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.    10:30 am
Stories, songs and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Everyone welcome!

NATURE CONNECTIONS
sponsored by Family Resource Centre   Paddlewheel Park  12:00 – 2 pm     Ages 18m -6 yrs
A FREE weekly group that encourages parents/caregivers and their children to come together for a nature walk in our local parks, learn a little about our local area and connect with one another. Sessions include songs, snack and socializing!

KIDS YOGA
Vernon Yoga, #102, 2411 Hwy 6       3:15 – 4 pm       Ages 4 – 7 yrs
Children are introduced to yoga poses in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Camaraderie & self-esteem are cultivated while building healthy minds and bodies.

PARK & PLAY   Lakeview Park – 3001 – 18 Street   5:30 - 7 pm
A  FREE program sponsored by the North Okanagan Optimist Club in partnership with  Greater Vernon Recreation  Our goal is to encourage families with children to get out, enjoy local parks & be active in the spring.  With a focus on FUN!

 $ INTRO TO FENCING
Okanagan Freestyle Fencing   Beairsto Elementary (rear entrance)      5 – 6 pm    Ages 8 +
Come and get a brief introduction to the art of fencing. Learn some basic movements & a chance to do a little sparring with actual fencing equipment.   $5  Max.16 participants


SCHEDULE CORRECTION
Vernon Public Art Gallery Mini-Artists event for ages under 5 will be on Tuesday May 2 at 10 am not on Monday as advertised in the insert and passport.

MONDAY, MAY 1

MINI-ARTISTS
Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228-31 Ave.  10 am 
             Ages under 5
Parents - explore art making with your child using
non-toxic materials in a fun, social program that
encourages creative self-expression while developing
fine and gross motor skills & sensory awareness.
Dress for mess!!!   By Donation       Max: 25


Join us for a quick tour of Art and Soul, an exhibition by School District 22 High School students.


​$ CREATIVE GYM
sponsored by: Greater Vernon Recreation Services
Dogwood Gym, Vernon Rec Centre    11am–12:15 pm  Ages: 12m – 3 yrs
Drop-in Parent & Tot gym activities, songs, simple games, pasting, painting,  table toys, playdough & much, much more. $5drop-in Special for Unplug & Play Week

STORYTIME  Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.  10:30 am
Stories, songs and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Everyone welcome!

KIDSTON – DECADES OF PLAY
Kidston Elementary 12101 Linden Dr, Coldstream   11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join the Kidston PAC, Healthy Schools Team for an hour of celebrating play through the decades. Toddlers & parents welcome.

FAIRYTALES & TUTUS
Sodance Vernon, 103B – 1340 Kal Lake Rd.   1 – 1:30 pm       Ages:2-5 yrs.
Your tiny tot will twirl and leap around, beaming with joy & blossoming with confidence as they learn the foundations of dance. Dancers should wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

GOLF—A BUCKET OF BALLS& A BARRELLOF FUN!
Hillview Golf Course Driving Range   1101 14th Ave  2 – 6 pm           
One FREE bucket of range balls  for children 15yrs and under.   

All equipment provided.  Here’s a chance to find out more 

about the Hillview Junior Golf program.

$ INTRO TO FENCING
Okanagan Freestyle Fencing  Beairsto Elementary (rear entrance)

 5 – 6 pm  Ages 8 + Come and get a brief introduction to the art of

fencing.  Learn some basic movements & a chance to do a little

sparring with actual fencing equipment.   $5  Max.16 participants


SUNDAY, MAY 7

$ SPRING ORCHARD TOUR
Davison Orchards, 3111 Davison Rd. off Bella Vista Rd.   11am-4pm (every hour on the hour)
Take a spring orchard tour and learn about the bees &  blossoms! . Unplug & PLaY special – Buy one ticket, get one ticket FREE.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS at the VERNON YACHT CLUB    7919 Okanagan Landing Rd.   10 am – Noon   and    1 pm – 3 pm
Offering fishing lure & flint demos, watersport demos, hand-built remote boats, sailing rides & many more fun activities for kids of all ages.  

WALK SO KID CAN TALK        Kids Help Phone national fundraiser      Polson Park
11am-12pm - Registration & announcements in the track oval       12pm-12:30pm - Inspirational walk along the scenic boardwalk path
Hot dogs, snacks, and drinks free for registered participants      Lots of fun kids’ activities to follow at Unplug & Play in the track oval
Register in advance at www.walksokidscantalk.ca      No fee or minimum fundraising amount required
 

UNPLUGGED” FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE PARK
sponsored by North Okanagan Optimist Club        Polson Park Oval     1:00-3:00 pm
Join us for outdoor games and activities, bouncy castles, surprise give-aways,
KIKI, THE ECO ELF
VERNON ROTARY
VERNON LIONS
6th Vernon Scouts & 1st Coldstream Scouts
O’KEEFE RANCH
THE DUCHY OF CONNACHT (PART OF THE ADRIAN EMPIRE)
• Fight demo (3 styles of medieval combat)
• Kubbs (Viking lawn game for 2-4 players at a time)
• Shield decorating craft (kids learn about coat of arms)
• Kumihimo braids (Japanese tradition from the time period)
• Whack a knight (kids get to play with foam swords against one of our fighters)
• Medieval board games
• Dance
TELESCOPE SOLAR OBSERVING
sponsored by Royal Astronomical Society     1 – 4 pm             Ages 8-18
Join us to observing the sun through telescopes at the Floral Clock in Polson Park
PARK & PLAY   a FREE program sponsored by the North Okanagan Optimist Club in partnership with  Greater Vernon Recreation  Our goal is to encourage families with children to get out, enjoy local parks & be active in the spring.  With a focus on FUN!   Polson Park (near  Pavilion)    1 – 3:30 pm
OKANGAN SCIENCE CENTRE    Special session to celebrate Unplug & PLaY Week 2017   1 – 3 PM   Pre-school – Grade 6
A range of hand-on science activities for children and families.

Unplug & PlaY Week 2017


SATURDAY, APRIL 29
NATURE WALK: North Vernon Park & Trail,
Led by the North Okanagan Naturalist Club. Meet at the end of 20th Street, behind RONA by 9 am
9-11 am          All Ages
Birds, insects, wildflowers, trees & who knows what else are waiting to be discovered along the BX Creek. Join naturalists as we explore & discover nature. Dogs must be on leash. Max: 30

POLSON POND KIDS FISHOUT
9 am – 4 pm                      Ages 4-12 yrs.
Hey kids – free fishing event sponsored by the Kalamalka Flyfishers. 1000 rainbow trout in Polson Park Pond for you to catch. You can keep two to take home for dinner! Barbless hooks & worms provided, limited rods so bring your own if you can!


MATH IN NATURE
sponsored by North Okanagan Nature Kids
10 – 11am           Ages: 5-12
Do math & nature go together? You’d better

believe it!  Join us a Polson Park at the

25th Street entrance to play with mathematics

in the outdoors.

THE SILVER LINING-Talk & Book Signing
Vernon Museum, 3009 – 32nd Ave
10 – 11am         Ages 9-12
Author Amanda Spottiswoode will speak about her latest children’s historical novel. The Silver Lining, set in 1939, takes a group of English children on a cattle drive adventure through BC’s Interior with stops at Fintry & O’Keefe Ranch. Juice & Cookies provided.  Max. 50

KNITTING CIRCLE
Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.        10 am – Noon                     All ages
Knitting helps relieve stress, improves math skills and it’s fun! Whether an avid knitter, or wanting to learn, join the group upstairs near the computer lab.

STORYTIME
Okanagan Regional Library 2800-30th Ave.     10:30 am
Stories, songs and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Everyone welcome!


DISCOVER CEDARBRIDGE SCHOOL
Cedar Bridge School, 730 Whitevale Rd. RSVP to info@cedarbridgeschool.org or 250-547-9212•

- Little Wonders: parent & child experience in the peaceful setting of our farm school. Join us for baking, playtime & story time.    Ages 3-6   Max. 15
• Finger Knitting Fun       10:30-Noon                 Ages 6-9     Max 15  participants
Build your own mini knitting loom and learn to use it.  
• Geometric Drawing Workshop   10:30 – Noon         Ages: 10-14     Max 10 participants
Learn to use a compass and straight edge to create a beautiful geometric form drawing. 


KIDS YOGA
Vernon Yoga, #102, 2411 Hwy 6    11 - 11:45 am       Ages 4 – 7 yrs
Children are introduced to yoga poses in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Camaraderie & self-esteem are cultivated while building healthy minds and bodies.

INTRO TO TAEKWON-DO  Sundance Martial Arts   2905A 43rd Ave   11 am – Noon   Ages: 7 & up
Learn the Basics of Taekwon-Do in a fun and safe environment. All participants will receive a VIP free trial pass.

$ TOONIE BOWL
Lincoln Lanes, 3510 - 25th Ave.   11am - 4 pm          All ages
Come & bowl for only a toonie/game, shoe rental included. Limit of 3 games/person. Based on lane availability – first come, first bowl.

PRENATAL YOGA    Hayden Fitness Studio 201, 2500 53rd Ave   11:15 am        Max 7

YOUTH YOGA
Vernon Yoga, #102, 2411 Hwy 6     12 - 12:45 pm       Ages 8-12yrs
Children are introduced to yoga poses in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Camaraderie & self-esteem are cultivated while building healthy minds and bodies.


$ FAMILY SATURDAY – MEDIA MIXED FLOWERS
Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228-31 Ave.
1 - 3:30 pm            5 yrs & up
Create your own mixed media psychedelic masterpiece, inspired by Andy Warhol’s 1960’s hibiscus flower series.  Parents encouraged to participate. All materials provided.   Limit: 18
$5/member; $7/non-member 
Pre-register online www.vernonpublicartgallery.com or by phone 250.545.3173