Events

AVRL NEWS: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Receives Funding for Be Fit Kits 2.0

AVRL NEWS: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Receives Funding for Be Fit Kits 2.0 By Angela Reynolds In 2015 the AVRL launched the original Be Fit Kits that focused on physical literacy and movement skills. The Be Fit Kits are bags of equipment and books that families can borrow from the library. The bags are loaned for three weeks, just like books. Created to provide an opportunity for people to learn fundamental skill movements together in a safe and comfortable environment, families can use these to be active together. After receiving feedback from community members, AVRL wanted to expand the kits…
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In Review: Recent News Events, and Happenings

In Review: Recent News Events, and Happenings Early in February L’Acadie Vineyards’ 2015 Vintage Cuvee went sip to sip with ten other Gold Medal Plates Best of Show wines in the finals of the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, BC. The certified organic, traditional method sparkling was awarded Best of Show at Gold Medal Plates Halifax in October 2017. This is the fourth time L’Acadie Vineyards has earned Best of Show in the five years that the wine competition has been held in Halifax. “We are very proud of our wines and are looking forward to showing them at the…
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Who’s Who: Danny Everson: Puppet Master

Who’s Who: Danny Everson: Puppet Master By Mike Butler I grew up in a world where Mr. Dressup, Romper Room, Sesame Street, and The Big Friendly Giant were my entertainment. The wholesome beautiful world of puppets, magic, stories, and adventure entered my life every day and it was a glorious way to be brought up. We are so fortunate to live in a valley where community theater is ablaze with productions of all forms including musicals, dramas, one-act plays, concerts, and puppetry. I had the pleasure of spending some time with a recent addition to this vibrant community: the new…
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Uncorked: Cinderella! Cinderella! Family Show Casts a Spell at CentreStage Theatre!

Uncorked: Cinderella! Cinderella! Family Show Casts a Spell at CentreStage Theatre! By Mike Butler Picture it, July 2010, a 30-year-old man steps onto the CentreStage Theatre stage for the very first time dressed as an adorable cat named Tom in the production Cinderella! Cinderella! That very timid (at the time) actor was me, and the role was too much fun to pass up when CentreStage recently decided to remount this wonderful, enchanting family production. I am back as the cat and having just as much fun with an all-new cast of incredible actors. Cinderella! Cinderella! by Edith Weiss is the…
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Windsor Makers: A Democratization of DIY

Windsor Makers: A Democratization of DIY By Genevieve Allen Hearn On Monday, February 12, Catherine Jamieson and Kathy Monroe planned a community meeting to discuss the launch of Windsor Makers. Expecting twenty-five people, they scrambled to find chairs when over seventy-five showed up. “We are re-inventing the idea of tribe,” says Catherine, who sees maker spaces as a way to connect our communities. Let’s pause here for a moment. If you’re like me, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about makerspaces, but also get lost in the confusion of different models that are appearing. Here’s a brief introduction to the…
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The Art Spot: Marcel Morin

The Art Spot: Marcel Morin Marcel Morin’s art is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue for month of February. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours Wolfville Memorial Library Exhibit: “The Lost Art of Cartography” WHO: I am a thirteenth-generation Acadian/Métis and have lived in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, and all over Nova Scotia. I studied cartography at the College of Geographic Sciences here in the Annapolis Valley, graduating in 1992, and spent the next 15 years living and working in Vancouver. In 2007 I moved back to Nova Scotia with my wife Angela and…
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Featurepreneur: 2018 ECMA Nominee Sound of Pop, Glenn McMullen

Featurepreneur: 2018 ECMA Nominee Sound of Pop, Glenn McMullen By Genevieve Allen Hearn The Grapevine (GV): What does it mean to be a music publishing company? Glenn McMullen (GM): I think it helps to view music publishing as essentially managing the songwriting portion of the artist’s career. In more established artists, this may be part of an overall team that includes other parties such as a record label and artist manager. Publishing agreements are usually for a catalogue of music which could include anywhere from a single song to multiple records. The responsibilities typically involve things such as copyright registrations,…
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Messiaen in the Garden Room

Messiaen in the Garden Room By Janet Kirckconnell Deemed “the most ethereally beautiful music of the twentieth century” by American music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker magazine, French composer Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” will be heard at 2pm on March 11 as the first Sunday Music in the Garden Room concert for 2018, held in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on the Acadia campus. Written by Messiaen in a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, the quartet, for violin, cello, clarinet, and piano, had its premiere on a bitterly cold January night in 1941. That…
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Acadia’s 25th International MiniFest: January 24 to 27

Acadia’s 25th International MiniFest: January 24 to 27 By Rowena Martin, Artistic Director   MiniFest is a student-run festival that presents a selection of one-act plays to give you a fantastic evening. We’re international, as the seven shows picked come from a pool of over 700 plays submitted from around the world. This year, we’re putting on American plays from New York to Athens, and from Troy to Portland!   The MiniFest Committee met and planned for three months starting in September. After the beginning of the term, all interested students were invited to come to MiniFest Orientation, no previous…
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Robot Programming Competitions Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Acadia University

Robot Programming Competitions Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Acadia University   Approximately 45 Junior and Senior High School Teams from across Nova Scotia will gather at the Acadia University Athletics Complex on Saturday, February 17 to take part in the Annual Acadia Robot Programming Championships. Youth ages 9 through 18 (grades 4-12) have worked in teams all year to program LEGO® Mindstorms® Robots to complete complex missions.   The day combines two separate competitions, one for middle school youth (FIRST® LEGO® League – FLL) ages 9 through 14, and one for high school youth (ROBOFEST). Over 400 participants are expected…
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