Events

Uncommon Common Art Presents Artist Workshops Sundays in September

Uncommon Common Art Presents Artist Workshops Sundays in September All Workshops take place at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus, Wolfville. Sign up online at uncommoncommonart.com/artist-workshops.html Playing with Clay! with Marla Benton September 9, 1 to 5 pm Come and explore the playful qualities of clay! You will have the chance to play with clay and discover the amazing ability that it has to hold details and texture. We will explore carving, stamping and printing into clay pieces that you have created. Each participant will be able to create their own hand-built masterpiece! With the lengthy process that…
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The Bitterest Time Brings WWII Heroine Mona Parsons’ Story to the Stage in Wolfville

The Bitterest Time Brings WWII Heroine Mona Parsons’ Story to the Stage in Wolfville By Wendy Elliott LunaSea Theatre, in collaboration with SarAndipity Theatre, is bringing the true story of Nova Scotia’s unsung war hero Mona Parsons to stages across Nova Scotia this September. The Bitterest Time: The War Story of Mona Parsons is written by Sarah Jane Blenkhorn and Andria Hill-Lehr, and directed by LunaSea’s Ryanne Chisholm. The play will have its world premiere in Wolfville, Nova Scotia before touring venues from Pictou to Halifax, September 10-23. Actor Amanda LeBlanc, who will portray Mona Parsons, grew up in the…
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Mike Uncorked: ALL for one and one for ALL!

Mike Uncorked: ALL for one and one for ALL! Acadia Lifelong Learning Program 2018-2019 By Mike Butler Last year, I was so proud to have had the opportunity to write about the Acadia Lifelong Learning program (ALL) that’s offered here in Wolfville, through Acadia University. The response was terrific for the organization so I wanted to make sure I included some promotion for this year’s ALL program for those who are interested in some extraordinary learning opportunities. It’s very important to mark your calendars for this Thursday, September 6 for for the 2018-2019 ALL program picnic. It’s not mandatory to…
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Kentville’s Multicultural Fair: An End of Summer Delight for the Senses

Kentville’s Multicultural Fair: An End of Summer Delight for the Senses By Genevieve Allen Hearn You can feel it in the air. The humidity is breaking and a briskness is creeping in. The evenings are feeling comfortable under our blankets. Summer has been good to us. But we’re not ready to move on without one final celebration. The 4th annual Multicultural Fair in Kentville is a great way to spend one of your last, precious summer weekends. There will be lively music and delicious food. There will be captivating dancing and a market for art. There will be unique cultural…
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THE MONA PARSONS PROJECT COMES TO WOLFVILLE!

Mike Uncorked: THE MONA PARSONS PROJECT COMES TO WOLFVILLE! By Mike Butler The name Mona Parsons is very familiar to all of us. But what about her story? With the publication of many books, the acclaimed statue at the Wolfville Post Office and Mona’s spirited representation in the Wolfville Valley Ghost Walks (beautifully acted by Beth Brewster); Mona Parsons is a historic figure never far from the public eye. Now, you have the opportunity to learn Mona’s incredible story through the new stage production *The Bittersweet Time: The War Story of Mona Parsons*, coming to Wolfville in September. LunaSea Theatre,…
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The Art Spot: Margaret Forsey

The Art Spot: Margaret Forsey Margaret’s rugs will be on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library, 21 Elm Avenue, throughout the month of August WHO: I am an artist and also a Waldorf kindergarten assistant and handwork teacher. I grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and currently live in Greenwich, Nova Scotia. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. WHAT: I primarily make hooked rugs. There is a rich historical tradition of rug hooking in Newfoundland. I love the feeling that this craft connects me to my ancestors. I also love…
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AVRL News: Book Bikes are Here and Ready to Roll!

AVRL News: Book Bikes are Here and Ready to Roll! By Angela Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator Our new Book Bikes, Edgar Allan Go, Chain Austen, JK Rolling, Doretta Groenenbike, Mark Spokely, and friends, are ready to roll. You can borrow a bike from our Berwick or Wolfville branches (coming later this year to Annapolis Royal). Bikes are available on a first-come first-served basis, and are due back the same day, no later than 30 minutes before the library closes. Borrow it for the day or for a couple of hours. Ride the trails or use the bike to get your…
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How to Run a Book Swap

How to Run a Book Swap By Laura Churchill Duke I love to read. I will read just about anything. However, when I walk into a book store I often feel overwhelmed about what to buy. I’d rather someone just give me a good book to read. I am also a huge fan of flea market book sales for charity. I come home with armloads of books to try (that the attendant has told me are good). I am also in a book club. Because of this, my shelves are full of books that I have finished but don’t want…
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North Along the Shore Jamboree

North Along the Shore Jamboree Submitted North Along The Shore Jamboree is the premier country and folk event of the year. The day-long concert takes place on Saturday, September 22 at the historic Avon Spirit Shipyard in Newport Landing NS. Located just 15 minutes outside of Windsor, North Along The Shore Jamboree showcases high tides and real live country and folk music. Curated by local honky-tonk heartthrobs The Basin Brothers, the jamboree is chock full of musical talent, boasting Thomas Stajcer, Willie Stratton, Zakary Miller, Mike T. Kerr, Laura Merrimen, Them Other Johns, Chasing Blue, Koconut Kings, Terra Spencer, Sarah…
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Wolfville Memorial Library Celebrates 25 years in the Train Station

Wolfville Memorial Library Celebrates 25 years in the Train Station When: Tuesday, September 11, 1:00pm to 3:00pm Where: Wolfville Memorial Library The Wolfville Memorial Library is celebrating 25 years at the train station and the staff of AVRL are inviting everyone to celebrate with them. Twenty-five years ago, on September 11, 1994 the Wolfville Memorial Library officially opened its doors. Housed in the then 80-year-old Dominion and Atlantic Railway/VIA rail station, the library was the result of a massive fundraising effort by the town. The residents of Wolfville, which was then home to about 3000 people, raised over a quarter…
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