Nova Scotia Icewine Festival Events

NS Icewine Festival Events The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is an annual event highlighting the local wine, Icewine and cuisine produced in Nova Scotia. The event is presented by the following wineries: Domaine de Grand Pré Luckett Vineyards Blomidon Estate Winery L’Acadie Vineyards Saint Famille Winery Gaspereau Vineyards Planters Ridge For more information and event tickets, visit: Saturday February 25 Tasting Event 12pm – 4pm Wine and Food pairings from 9 participating wineries (guest wineries: Benjamin Bridge and Lightfoot & Wolfville) , pig roast, raclette , bonfire,  and guest Annapolis Cider Company. Ghost Walk 4pm Valley Ghostwalks will be…
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Grease is the Word!

Grease is the Word! By Mike Butler Grease is coming to Windsor! Grab your steady and get her ready, put your mittens on your kittens, and make a date and don’t be late to see Quick as a Wink Theatre’s fast-paced, toe-tapping production of Grease! Filled with some of the most recognizable songs and characters in live musical theatre history, Grease tells the story of a group of students at Rydell High as they sing and dance their way through their final year of school, dealing with relationships, friendships, and rival gangs! Grease was first performed in 1972 and became…
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Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception

Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception Saturday, January 14 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm Please join us for the opening of the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. This much anticipated community exhibition celebrates the creative work in our community. We look forward to seeing what new work our community has created! The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. The opening is a night not to be missed. Acadia University Art Gallery Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University Wolfville

Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform Beethoven’s 7th at Convocation Hall in Wolfville

Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform Beethoven’s 7th at Convocation Hall in Wolfville Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm Featuring Bernhard Gueller (conductor
) and Renaud Lapierre (violin) On the program: • Dinuk Wijeratne’s YATRA/jaθre – noun (Sanskrit): “spiritual journey” – A “Sesqui” or Sesquicentennial Fanfare commissioned for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture • Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no. 2 • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 Stunning. Epic. Unforgettable. Beethoven’s Seventh is one of the most popular symphonies of all time, and its influence marches on – its sombre second movement anchored the climactic moment of…
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Big Changes for the Berwick Library!

Big Changes for the Berwick Library! By Angela Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator Annapolis Valley Regional Library A big change is coming to Berwick.  The new library will be located at 236 Commercial Street, in the same building as Town of Berwick. If all goes well, we are set to open in the new location on January 19. The library will be closed January 16, 17, and 18 in order to facilitate our move to the permanent location at the new branch. In addition to a new location in a new building, the library will also have new hours, effective January…
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Book Club 150: Discover a Canadian story

Book Club 150: Discover a Canadian story By Angela Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library For Canada’s 150th birthday, the Annapolis Valley Regional Library is celebrating by featuring a different Canadian author or illustrator each month. We encourage everyone to read with us; join our online conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and enter our monthly contests. We’ll be giving away books each month. (We know you love books!) Our featured storytellers include titles for kids, teens, and adult readers. Find the books in your local library, including Book Club in A Bag for the adult titles. Maybe start your own…
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Provincial and National Volunteer Awards

Provincial and National Volunteer Awards Every April, during National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards. Do you know someone who goes above and way beyond the call of duty to help others? Do you know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition? Nominate them for a Provincial Volunteer Award! You can nominate a volunteer in the following categories: Representative Volunteer Award, Youth Volunteer Award, and Family Volunteer Award. The website is now live: Deadline for all nominations and submissions is February 24, 2017, at midnight.

6th annual 12 Days of Cookies

6th annual 12 Days of Cookies By Tim Jackson The staff of Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) invites you to share in the joy of cookies. For twelve days in December, staff and the public will be baking – and sharing – recipes and cookies. Each recipe along with pictures will be shared online via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and on the AVRL blog. All branches and the Bookmobile will be taking part in this cookie extravaganza on weekdays from December 5 to December 20. There is also a contest to encourage public participation and a chance to win a ‘cookie…
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A Holiday Tradition Returns for 11th Year!

A Holiday Tradition Returns for 11th Year! By Laila North This year marks the 11th Anniversary for Cadance Academy’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Festival Theatre. With performances on December 10 and 11, this lively and colourful production is sure to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit and impress audiences of all ages. Cadance Academy’s Director, Gaea Jess, is looking forward to this year’s show. “We’ve all been working so hard on this production – as they say putting our ‘blood, sweat and tears’ into it. I’m so proud of our dancers, and the show just gets better and…
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Book Launch: Box of Delights Bookstore

Book Launch: Box of Delights Bookstore “The Caves of Castleguard” A Canadian fantasy for all ages by Heather Pyrcz 7pm-8pm, December 15, 2016 466 Main Street, Wolfville Borealis Press invites you to help celebrate the release of “The Caves of Castleguard”, Book One in the Canadian fantasy trilogy: “Tales of the Shining Mountains” by Heather Pyrcz. Please join us for a talk, slideshow, and reading on December 15 from 7pm-8pm at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville. The story follows the lives of The Keepers, a community of grizzly bears bred for life in the high reaches of the…
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