SAGA Jazz presents Brian Pratt-Johnson and friends, featuring trumpeter/pianist/arranger Terry Kosowick at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the gallery.  Admission is by donation.

All about women

The 2011 It’s All About Women Conference and Exhibition takes place Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Tickets for daytime workshops, continental breakfast and lunch are $50, as is the evening gala which includes dinner. Get both for $90 at Pink Cherry, Herbal Magic and Edwards Jones at 2770 10th Ave. NE.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Rose Backman on Becoming an Unstoppable Woman.

Family Literacy

A free family friendly Early Years Fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29 at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Dress as your favourite book character and enjoy a free breakfast.  Activities include crafts, face-painting, family games, storytelling, author readings, music, and buddy reading with the SilverBacks. For more information, call 250-833-2095.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights Chamber Choir presents Earth Song, a celebration of the Earth and all its creatures, Saturday, Jan 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at First United Church. Tickets are $15 and are available weekday mornings at the church.

Reel deal

Shuswap Film Society presents Barney’s Version, film adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s best-selling novel of the same name, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29 and 30 at the Salmar Classic.

Trail tales

The Shuswap Trail Alliance puts the fun into fundraising with a gala to launch the Year of the Trail Steward Feb. 4 at SASCU Rec Centre, featuring fine food, music, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets at $20 are available at Lakeside Insurance and Skookum Cycle and Ski.

Delta views

SAGA Public Art Gallery presents Paint Paradise: Views of the Salmon River Delta that features multi-media works by SAGA members, who were challenged to explore the part of the Salmon Arm Bay where the river meets the lake.


Children from Africa bring a Message of Hope with the Watoto Choir concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Five Corners Pentecostal Church. The concert is free and open to the public, but a “love offering” will be taken. There will also be an opportunity to buy African items and sponsor a child.

Salmon Arm Observer