Events

Valley Family Fun: Holiday Gift Guide

Valley Family Fun: Holiday Gift Guide By Laura Churchill Duke There are a lot of places you can go for kids to make something themselves. There are even business owners who will come right to your home to make things with you! Start with the Clayground Studio in Wolfville! Kids can make a painted pottery piece or older kids can try a fusible glass craft. Be sure to check the firing dates for the last day that the pottery will be ready before Christmas! At Ocean Zn in Berwick, you can book a sea glass making workshop where participants (young…
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Wolfville Historical Society and Acadia Art Gallery Present: Leo Deveau

Wolfville Historical Society and Acadia Art Gallery Present: Leo Deveau 400 Years in 365 Days: A Daily Calendar of Events from Nova Scotia’s History November 22 at 2 pm Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville For the 150th anniversary of Confederation, local historian Leo Deveau decided to update, revise, and extend the Nova Scotia Book of Days, originally published by Shirley Elliott in 1979. The result was 400 Years in 365 Days: a fun, trivia-filled record of the people and communities of Nova Scotia over the past 400 years. Leo has assembled over one thousand entries reflecting events in the histories…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens A Night of Light

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens A Night of Light By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist   As daylight saving time ends and we shift to days of less sunshine, many of us have a natural tendency to hibernate. This can be a welcome change for those of us who love the darkness. (Each year I long for the day when I can put the garden to bed and cozy up by the fire for a quieter season.) For some however, the change to darker days can be a challenge. A great way to fight the winter blues is…
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Sunday Music in the Garden Room: Pianist Jane Coop, November 19

Sunday Music in the Garden Room: Pianist Jane Coop, November 19 By Janet Kirkconnell   Elegant, experienced, and brilliant are words that describe pianist Jane Coop. Renowned for her appealing performance style, she has consistently been praised for her capacity to graciously carry the sensitivity and spirit of the music she plays to her listeners.   The Sunday Music in the Garden Room recital at 2pm on November 19 is part of the concert tour Jane Coop is making this fall throughout BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada with her new program Piano Giants: Beethoven and Rachmaninov.  She will also…
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Congratulations to the Taste of Nova Scotia winners!

Congratulations to the Taste of Nova Scotia winners! The winners of The Taste of Nova Scotia Awards were announced at the Devour Film Food Festival on October 26. The Grapevine would like to extend a huge congratulations to Benjamin Bridge, recipient of the ‘Producer of the Year’ award, and Annapolis Cider Company, recipient of the ‘Product of the Year’ award for their Something Different ciders. Way to go!

Valley Family Fun: Remembrance Day Activities for Kids

Valley Family Fun: Remembrance Day Activities for Kids By Laura Churchill Duke, info@valleyfamilyfun.ca   Kids are never too young to learn about the importance of Remembrance Day. I have a lot of craft ideas on my Pinterest page, which you can find at pinterest.ca/lachurchmouse/remembrance-day.   For children aged 6 and older, I have developed a Remembrance Day scavenger hunt for Kings County. For this hunt, you have to drive to various towns and villages in the county to look at the war memorials. There is a chart to fill out with names of those who died, as well as a…
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Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative to Hold its 11th Art Show in Wolfville

Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative to Hold its 11th Art Show in Wolfville Submitted   Anyone looking for local art should make a point of checking out the Wolfville Lions Hall on Friday November 3 and Saturday November 4. For the 11th time, the Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative will have original, affordable art for sale.   An array of works in watercolour, acrylic, oils, as well as jewellery, will fill the hall. The Evangeline Cooperative artists have been meeting to learn, work, and network since 2007. There are regular opportunities to paint and collaborate at Painting Mondays in the Wolfville Recreation Centre during…
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Authors@Acadia Presents: Alexander McCall Smith, Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm

Authors@Acadia Presents: Alexander McCall Smith, Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm Denton Auditorium, Acadia University, Wolfville   Authors@Acadia is a year-long series of readings and presentations by authors in Canada and abroad. The events are hosted by the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, and are open to all members of the public. Books are available for sale at The Box of Delights Bookshop and at the readings!   Alexander McCall Smith, is one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors. For many years he was a professor of medical law and worked in universities in the United…
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AVRL News: Funding Announcement for the Annapolis Royal Library

AVRL News: Funding Announcement for the Annapolis Royal Library By Angela Reynolds   The Annapolis Royal Library is moving to The Academy (formerly the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy)! On Tuesday, October 10, Colin Fraser, MP for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced funding of $255,400 through their Innovative Communities Fund to be used in conjunction with a $230,822 investment from the Town of Annapolis Royal, $30,000 from the Province of Nova Scotia, $40,000 from the Municipality of the County…
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Ô-Celli at Acadia’s Performing Arts Series October 28

Ô-Celli at Acadia’s Performing Arts Series October 28 By Peter Smith The Acadia Performing Arts Series continues Saturday, October 28 at 7:30pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. The series is pleased to present Ô-Celli, a cello octet on tour from Europe. ​What can sound better than a cello? Eight cellos! This instrument, the closest to the human voice, is one of the few which carries being multiplied. When played together with others, the beauties of this instrument add up, giving birth to a unique, full, and exceptional sound. Based in Belgium, Ô-Celli was brought to life by the shared…
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