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Seasonal fun and theatre top weekend events

Boo at the Zoo will fill the wildlife park with costumes, lights and screams starting this weekend.
October 20, 2013 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS – Less than two weeks until Halloween and weekend events are gearing up towards the big day as the zoo, the city and the Blazers get in on the action.

The forecast should reassure anyone looking to take in a pumpkin patch, cemetery tour or Boo at the Zoo as well-we are expecting slightly above normal temperatures again this weekend with the mercury expected to hit the mid-teens and lots of sun expected Saturday and Sunday.

Thompson Rivers University will be busy this weekend as the Actors Workshop Theatre present Gossip Friday and Saturday evening. On Saturday spend 'An Evening in Vegas' at the university Grand Hall as the TRU Sports Task Force holds the fourth annual fundraising night for athletic scholarships. Also on Saturday Life, Above All will be presented at the Clock Tower Theatre. The showing of the Cannes Film Festival winner will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by discussion and refreshments.

The Western Canada Theatre presentation of Boeing Boeing also continues this weekend at the Sagebrush Theatre while the Reel Change Sustainability Film Fest takes place at several locations around the city through Saturday evening. The film festival includes the screening of the documentary Bully at the North Kamloops Library. The film is intended to show how bullying affects the victims, perpetrators and the silent witnesses.

Suitable for the younger members in your family, Jack and the Bean will be presented at the Pavilion Theatre Saturday and Sunday during the day, though some school groups attended presentations earlier this week.

Looking to kick off Halloween a little early? The B.C. Wildlife Park will be hosting Boo at the Zoo starting Friday night where a monster maze and X-files alien encounter take centre stage. A cemeteries for kids tour where kids can learn about cemeteries and Kamloops history will also take place Saturday.  If you till need to make some pumpkin pie or carve a jack-o-lantern stop by Tranquille Farms to pick a pumpkin with the some of the Kamloops Blazers on Sunday. You can also stop by the farmer's market on Saturday to pick up a pumpkin from one of the many local producers.

If home renovations are in your future, or you just like to dream, head down to the Interior Savings Centre Saturday or Sunday for the Fall Home Show. If décor or gifts are what you're after the North Shore Community Centre is hosting an artisan sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday will also see The Kerplunks perform at the Big Little Science Centre for two shows and the winners of the 16 Business Excellence Awards will be announced at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce gala Saturday night.

Also this weekend the university soccer teams will again take to the field at Hillside Stadium as they take on Quest University Saturday afternoon and Langara College Sunday. Heading to the ice 22 teams are taking part in the 40 Annual Crown of Curling Bonspiel at the Kamloops Curling Club Friday through Monday.

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Pick out a fresh pumpkin with the help of a Blazers hockey player or get one already picked for you at the farmer's market this weekend.
Pick out a fresh pumpkin with the help of a Blazers hockey player or get one already picked for you at the farmer's market this weekend.
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