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Ten events to check out this weekend in Kamloops

Runners stop at the donut table at the Run 4 Donuts event at Riverside Park on Oct. 16, 2017 in Kamloops. This year's charity donut run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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October 11, 2018 - 1:46 PM

KAMLOOPS - There are a variety of events to check out in Kamloops this weekend.

Starting tomorrow night, Oct. 12, the Kamloops Art Gallery presents "Luminocity". This reoccurring art exhibit runs until Oct. 20 and offers a walking tour of various sound, visual and creative projects around town.

This free event is for all ages and the tour will be led by Kamloops Art Gallery curator Charo Neville. Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and water. For more information on gallery hours and the exhibit go here.

If you're a Harry Potter fan, the Kamloops Chapters bookstore will be hosting "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" presented by Indigo Kids. Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday you can head to the bookstore dressed as your favourite Harry Potter character and get the chance to build your own golden snitch. For more information click here.

A charity run involving donuts will take place on Saturday for anyone interested in supporting the local food bank while eating baked goods and running at Riverside Park. Run 4 Donuts has been supporting the Kamloops Food Bank since 2015. Last year, the run raised $2,000 for the food bank and donated two bins of food. Similar to last year, this year's donuts for participants will be supplied by Donut King. Go here to get your tickets to register.

The Kamloops Curling Club will be hosting a fundraising dinner in support of the U21 and U18 curling teams. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner and silent auctions are $15. The dinner will take place on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at 700 Victoria St.  Go here for more information on tickets.

If you're feeling like listening and dancing to oldies on Saturday night you can head to the Brock Activity Centre to dance, listen or socialize to music by the Kamloops Fiddlers. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. until about 10:30 p.m. Enjoy cowboy two steps, waltzes and more. For more information go here.

Juno award-winning artist Jessie Farrell will be in Kamloops on Sunday to perform hit songs from the CBC Kids' show the Gumboot Kids. This family-friendly event will include singing, dancing and a chance for kids to mingle with the show's characters at The Rex. The whole concert will run for 45 minutes. Tickets and more information can be found here.

The Adams River salmon run is underway in the Shuswap. This year is a dominant year for the salmon and people from all over the world are making the visit to Tsutswecw Provincial Park to watch the salmon from the Pacific Ocean end their 500-kilometre journey in the Adams River. The Salute to the Sockeye Festival started Sept. 28 and ends Oct. 21. Go here for more information on admission fees.

It's Halloween Month at Lucky's restaurant in Kamloops. This reoccurring event includes different classic horror movies every day for the month of October starting at 7 p.m. Join the crew at Lucky's for some old-fashioned horror movies, pinball and arcade games. To find out what movies are playing which night visit the Tourism Kamloops website here.

The B.C. Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League is inviting the community to watch some of the province's best wheelchair basketball teams this weekend. Games will be held at the Tournament Capital Centre on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The event is free for spectators to watch and features teams from Kamloops, Victoria and Seattle as well as Team B.C. junior players.

This weekend is the Kamloops Fall Home show. The home show features more than 100 exhibits on how homeowners can recreate, renovate and decorate their homes with eco-friendly and energy saving products. The event goes over two days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. For more information on the Kamloops Fall Home Show 2018 go here.

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