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What to do in Kelowna this weekend

If you're interested in snowshoeing this weekend, check out the Dirt Feet snowshoe fun run at Big White on Feb. 23.
February 22, 2019 - 3:09 PM

KELOWNA - Give February a proper sendoff by checking out these activities during the final weekend of the month.

The Learning Lab just finished construction and it's ready for a grand opening. The Okanagan Regional Library built the space as a community and technology haven. It features 3D printing, coding, robotics, and video and audio recording services. If you want to make something, the Learning Lab is the place to be. It will have its official opening Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre.

If you're curious about the writing process, be sure to join historical novelist Clarissa Harwood and local poet Christine Thorpe at Mosaic Books on 411 Bernard Ave. at 12 p.m. Saturday. They'll be chatting about the creative process and reading excerpts from their latest books.

We've been getting a lot of snow lately, which means it's the perfect time to go snowshoeing. Big White ski resort is hosting the North Face Dirt Feet snowshoe fun run on Saturday. Sign up for a five or 10 kilometre run for $35 each. Racers will start gathering at the Happy Valley lodge at 4:30 p.m. Buy your tickets here.

The music industry has lost plenty of iconic performers over the last few years. Students from Wentworth Music will be honouring the legacies of Prince, Michael Jackson, and more with a tribute show at the Kelowna Community Theatre on Saturday. Tickets are $18 and all proceeds go to the Kelowna General Hospital. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Modern dating can be a tricky thing, especially when Tinder gets involved. Hear about hilarious dating mishaps and misadventures at Swipe Right, an evening of Tinder-inspired comedy at Dakoda's Sports Bar on 1574 Harvey Ave. The show starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 250-860-9500 to reserve a spot.

Show our Kelowna Rockets some support when they take on the Kamloops Blazers in home game action at Prospera Place on Saturday. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

Fancy yourself a Friends expert? Then grab a team and put your skills to the test at the 97th Street Pub on Saturday for an evening of Friends trivia. There will be photo questions, laughs, and a grand cash prize for the top team. The event gets going at 2 p.m. Tickets can be bought here.

Defensora is a documentary that follows the land and community struggles of Mayan Q'eqchi people in eastern Guatemala. It will be screened at the First United Church at 721 Bernard Avenue at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Grahame Russell from Rights Action will appear via Skype after the screening for questions. Admission is by donation. You can register for the event here.

Looking for a good book? Check out the Kelowna Friends of Library book sale at the Okanagan Mission community hall at 4409 Lakeshore Road on Sunday. Funds raised will go back into the Rutland, Mission, and downtown Kelowna branches of the Regional Library. The book sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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