BIG SKY – While the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center gears up for its third winter season beginning in December, Big Sky locals who stick around for the shoulder season this fall will find thrilling entertainment down the canyon.

For offseason 2015, WMPAC will present three events in collaboration with the Big Sky School District’s Adult Education Program and Montana State University’s music department.

Friday Oct. 23, Dr. Zorba Paster, host of the NPR show “Dr. Zorba Paster On Your Health,” will present an engaging talk at 7 p.m. about health and what well-being really means, followed by a community Q-and-A session.

On top of his weekly, Public Radio International show, Paster provides weekly medical analysis on WISC-TV Ch. 3 in Madison, Wisc., and is the editor of “TopHealth,” a monthly health newsletter consumed by more than 1 million readers.

Paster cowrote “The Longevity Code: Your Prescription for a Longer, Sweeter Life” with New York City author Susan Meltsner, and says living a long and healthy life is more complicated than just eating well and exercising. In addition, Paster provides annual preventative healthcare for the Dalai Lama at the Rochester, Minn. Mayo Clinic.

Two days later, on Sunday, Oct. 25, WMPAC will present at 7 p.m. the MSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Tobin Stewart, as a new off-season relationship with MSU to present some of the region’s finest musicians.

On Nov. 8, MSU will send Stephen Versevaal’s percussion quartet to WMPAC to keep our toes tapping through November.

Tickets for each off-season program can be purchased online at warrenmillerpac.org.