The Artisans’ Market offers a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road – Medici’s.
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Donate your good used items to a worthy cause! Start saving your unwanted “stuff” now! Your rummage is welcome for drop off at the Big Blue Building at the arts centre on Friday June 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. No heavy or bulky items please! Just things one person can lift.
Volunteers are needed to help sort and price on Friday, and to help with sales and pack up on Saturday, during the hours listed above. Please contact OliverCAC @ gmail.com to volunteer, for more information, or for assistance with your rummage donations.
Many thanks to Linda Nunweiler for offering her leadership to this arts council fund raiser!
contributed by Oliver Community Arts Council www.oliverartscouncil.org
Check out the community gardens in the next couple of weeks to see spring plantings, new fenching, new ground landscaping and many more improvements. This will culminate in a Bloomin Plant Sale on Saturday May 26th.
Oliver Community Gardens located at Quail’s Nest Art Centre on Airport Street across from Transwest Helicopters.
We’ve been hard at work preparing for our big Bloomin’ Plant Sale on Saturday May 26th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, 5840 Airport Street. We’ve held a plant sale in combination with Communities in Bloom for the past 3 years but this year we’re flying solo as the Communities in Bloom competition is finished for Oliver, for now.
Gardeners will want to check out the plants and other gardening products for sale, as well as bring along some seeds for an informal seed swap on site.
This year we’re hoping to make the sale more of an event. We have The Gala Vanters lined up to play some live music, there will be a craft corner for the kids, food, local vendors, loonie auction, lots of gardening information and of course, lots of plants. The Oliver Ambassadors will also be on hand for the festivities.
We still need help with a few things:
First, we need plants to sell! If you’re digging in your garden and have plants to divide and pass on, send them our way! We’ll gladly take those extra perennials or bulbs. Rearranging and no room for that rosebush? Let us help you find it a new home. Please call or email us and we can arrange to pick the plants up from you. In-kind donations are welcome from local businesses and individuals who want to support this very “green” community garden project. It’s a great way to show your support of this eco-friendly group, and encourage more gardening. Donations of soil, fertilizer, seed, garden equipment, gardening clothes and accessories, or anything else related to gardening would be warmly welcomed.
The second thing is a food vendor. We’d love to have a BBQ set up selling hamburgers and hotdogs so consider this an invitation to a local service group to grab an extra fund raising opportunity. You can keep all the profits – we’d just like to have food available as part of the event.
Can you help us out? Call Heather at 250-485-2575 or email olivercommunitygarden @ yahoo.com
And the last way you can help? Come to our Bloomin’ Plant Sale! There will be lots to see and do and you’ll be glad you did. See you there!
On Wednesday, May 23rd, Marji Basso is embarking on a 4-day Marathon running and biking tour winding her way along the roads through the Okanagan, Similkameen and Boundary area. She will be stopping for Meet and Greet sessions along the way.
Okanagan Falls – Wednesday, May 23rd, 10:00 am at The Red Barn
Oliver – Wednesday, May 23rd, 5:00 pm at Lion’s Park
Keremeos – Thursday, May 24th, 5:00 pm at Memorial Park
Please come out to welcome her in the community of your choice.
Also, the Finale for Marji will be a Wine and Cheese Event in Grand Forks on Saturday, May 26th. The event will take place at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Adrian Dix, Alex Atamanenko, several NDP MLAs and the BCNDP President will be in attendance. Tickets are available at a cost of $25.00 each.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet, once again, our BCNDP Candidate for the Boundary Similkameen, Marji Basso, as well as Adrian Dix, BCNDP Leader and Moe Sihota, the BCNDP President, Alex Atamanenko our MP, as well as several NDP MLAs.
Please consider coming out to one of the Meet and Greet stops and/or the Wine and Cheese Event.