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Kaelyn’s Book Club By Regan Alford


Kaelyn’s Book Club By Regan Alford Wee Ones – “Eek! Halloween!” by Sandra Boynton (Workman Publishing Co, recommended reading age 0-4) Uh-oh! The chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!” Little Ones – “Mercy Watson-Princess in Disguise” by Kate DiCamillo & Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick Press, recommended reading age 6-9) When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into…
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Family Fun in the Valley: Haunted Houses and Kids

Family Fun in the Valley: Haunted Houses and Kids By Laura Churchill Duke, Valley Family Fun There are a lot of haunted houses happening in the Valley this Halloween! Hantsport, Greenwich, and Kentville are all hosting them, and proceeds go for a great cause. Before you go, make sure your kids are ready for it. We had a terrible parenting moment last year when we forced our kids through the haunted house, thinking it would get better. It didn’t. Talk to your kids before you go and make sure they really want to go. Before you go in, make sure…
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Featurepreneur: Ruby Throated Records Releases a Second Compilation Album


Featurepreneur: Ruby Throated Records Releases a Second Compilation Album By Genevieve Allen Hearn The second compilation album from Ruby Throated Records, “This Place: Songs From the Annapolis Valley” has 10 tracks about the region we call home. The Grapevine asked Kimberly Matheson, founder of Ruby Throated Records, a few questions about her local business and latest project. What compelled you to start Ruby Throated Records? My first project was “Let The Good News Ring: Christmas Songs From The Annapolis Valley” in 2015. I suggested the project to Ryan and Scott Hupman and we agreed it could be a lot of fun….
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Where to get a Scare this Halloween

Where to get a Scare this Halloween Visit for more info about times and tickets! KENTVILLE The Infirmary of Lost Souls In the basement of the Post Office at 495 Main Street Kentville Friday and Saturday Nights, 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 21, 22, 28, 29 $10 per person / $25 per family Visit the haunted hallways if you dare. All Proceeds from this terrifying experience will benefit Open Arms and Misfit Manor Dog Rescue. — HANTSPORT Haunted Churchill House Presents Once Upon A Nightmare Hantsport Memorial Community Centre October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29: 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 30:…
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Art Gallery


Ronald Deibert, founder and director of the renowned Citizen Lab, will be the H.T. Reid Lecturer at Acadia University Dr. Deibert’s lecture, “War in the World Brain,” is based on his bestselling book, “Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace,” in which he explores how the digital technologies that have innovated global communication also create spaces for digital security threats emanating from criminal enterprises, corporations, and state governments. Acadia University’s H.T. Reid Lecture series, a collaboration of the Department of History and Classics and the Department of Politics, was established in 1958 in order to give the opportunity to an…
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Return to the Garden Room

Return to the Garden Room By Thomas Clahane The first weekend of fall also brought with it the first concert of the season in the Sunday Garden Room series. One of the hallmarks of the Garden Room concerts in the past has been the diversity of classical genres that are presented, and this opening concert featured Art Song. It proved a perfect platform to feature the strong tenor voice of former Acadia music student Marcel d’Entrement and pianist Dakota Scott-Digout. Art Song is a short piece for solo voice, based on a literary text, supported by classical composition, and performed…
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Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell: Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor

Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell:  Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor Written by Susan Glaspell Directed by Anna Migliarisi Dates: November 16-19 and 23-26; Time: 7:30pm; Location: Lower Denton Theatre, Acadia University; Tickets: available at Acadia Box Office (902-542-5500) or at the door; Cost: $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, $7 for groups of 8 or more Writer, theatre producer, actress, and feminist Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) is largely known for her 1916 one-act play “Trifles” which is based on an actual murder case she covered during her stint as a journalist. But Glaspell was also a principal player in the American avant-garde…
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Trick or Trees


Trick or Trees Sunday, October 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm KC Irving Centre’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens 32 University Avenue, Wolfville Join us for a FREE, family friendly night of tricks, treats, and creatures that lurk in the Acadian Forest. Listen for animals that call out in the night, enjoy some delightfully frightful treats, and laugh through the night at our grim games. We hope to see you there; it will be a real scream! This Haunted Halloween Forest, organized by Acadia students in the Community Programming class, is open to everyone and will be fun for all ages.

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Falling Leaves


What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Falling Leaves By Melanie Priesnitz “I asked the leaf if it was scared because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, no. During the whole spring and summer I was very alive. I worked hard and helped nourish the tree, and much of me is in the tree.” – Thich Nhat Hanh There are many lessons to be learned from the forest. It is a remarkable ecosystem where plants, animals, and micro-organisms work together in accord. The forest is filled with symbiotic relationships where all…
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Congratulations to Jim Morrow!


A huge congratulations goes to Jim Morrow, Artistic Director of Mermaid Theatre, who received the Order of Nova Scotia on October 12th. Established in 2001, the Order of Nova Scotia recognizes Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements and is the highest honour of the province. Jim studied puppetry at the Institut International de la Marionnette in France with the late Jim Henson. His twenty-one tours as a performer with the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia have taken him around the globe, and he’s participated in a wide range of stage, dance and television projects with other companies.  Much in…
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