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Non-Halloween weekend fun

Fresh root vegetables are one of the items that can be found at the final outdoor farmers' market of the season.
October 25, 2013 - 10:53 AM

KAMLOOPS – It's almost Halloween, but you don't want to take part in all the creepy festivities taking place around the city. Don't worry, there's still lots to do for those less interested in costumes and pumpkins.

The Kamloops Symphony will be hosting One Vision – The Music of Queen at Sagebrush Theatre Friday and Saturday evening. The Jeans 'n Classics band will be led by singer Michael Shotton and backed by the orchestra and orchestra chorus in a tribute to Queen.

Also tonight is Great Big Sea at Interior Savings Centre. The boisterous men from Newfoundland are celebrating more than 20 years of music and a dozen albums together in the latest tour, which once again offers a traditional, quirky and proud tribute to life in the Maritimes as they travel across Canada and the United States.

Saturday morning head downtown for the final outdoor Saturday farmer's market of the season. You can pick up some squash and root vegetables or maybe some fresh baked goodies before the market heads indoors for the winter.

Have a business idea but not sure if it would be viable in Kamloops? The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch seminar on Winning Ideas in Kamloops Saturday seminar and workshop with a special guest speaker.

For those with kids that love dinosaurs head over to the Big Little Science Centre this weekend for Dinosaur Discovery Day. There will be special exhibits, fun activities, lots of information and of course a chance to dig for fossils.

The Festival of Lights will also be in Kamloops Saturday. The Kamloops Hindu Cultural Society will be hosting a Diwali Festival at the Convention Centre on Rogers Way beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner. The evening will also include a cultural program and dance.

Sports more you style? Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women's volleyball team is taking on the UBCO Heat Friday evening at the Tournament Capital Centre while the men's hockey team takes on Selkirk College at Memorial Arena tonight. Saturday evening the men's volleyball team will also take on the Heat in an evening game. The Blazers are also back on home ice this weekend as they host Everett Saturday evening and Vancouver Sunday evening.

Of course if you still can't hold off on Halloween fun there are many activities now through the big day including a Zombie Walk, Boo at the Zoo, haunted houses and more.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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