Events

Concert Band Music in Wolfville

Concert Band Music in Wolfville Join the Wolfville New Horizons Band and the Kings Community Concert Band for an evening of Concert Band Music – Marches, Overtures, Pop Tunes, and some Classic Arrangements at 7pm on Wednesday May 10 at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Admission FREE.   Did you ever hear a community band on your travels and think, gee I wish we had one in our town. Well, we do, almost! The New Horizons Band consists of supposedly seniors (youngers have successfully snuck in) who either played a long time ago and wanted to try again, or those who…
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Openings!

Openings! The busy season is here! Our Valley is bursting with businesses opening, events happening, places to be, and things to see! Here is a selection of what’s opening for the season. Luckett Vineyards 1293 Grand Pre Road, Wolfville Opening: May 1 “Dining, shopping, tours, and tastings…The Cellar Door is open for your enjoyment from May to October. We invite you to sit and sample from our local menu while enjoying the stunning views over Blomidon and the Minas Basin from our Crush Pad Bistro daily between the hours of 11am-4pm. Looking for light fare and a glass of wine…
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Mike Uncorked: SPREADING RUMORS AROUND THE THEATRE!

Mike Uncorked: SPREADING RUMORS AROUND THE THEATRE! By Mike Butler First, I want to thank Edalene Theatre and CentreStage Theatre for putting on two shows with very catchy titles… it made my job of thinking up a title for this article that much easier. The wonderful world of Valley community theatre is alive and well with so many shows coming your way. Check out the ValleyEvents.ca website for all the theatre and music shows going on and certainly the theatre listings in your Grapevine is a good place to check as well. I want to tell you about two exceptional…
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The Grapevine Questionnaire: Alysha Brilla

The Grapevine Questionnaire: Alysha Brilla By Susan Wedlock Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer, and community organizer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who just released her third self-produced album, “HUMAN”.  Alysha Brilla will have a show at the Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville on May 26. Visit evergreentheatre.ca for ticket info. Susan Wedlock (SW): Can you list five words that describe you? Alysha Brilla (AB): Colourful, Dreamer, Soul Seeker, Idealist, Curious SW: “Best Dressed Brilla” – I believe this term was used at the Juno Awards in 2015. What was that about? AB: My friend and designer…
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Ron Lightburn at the Berwick & District Library, April 22

Ron Lightburn at the Berwick & District Library, April 22 To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Annapolis Valley Regional Library is highlighting a different Canadian author or illustrator for each month of 2017 with #BookClub150. April’s featured storytellers are Sandra and Ron Lightburn of Coldbrook. About Sandra and Ron Lightburn Sandra has written two picture books illustrated by Ron, *Driftwood Cove*  and *Pumpkin People*. Ron illustrated his first children’s picture book, *Waiting for the Whales*, in 1991 and received three national awards including the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration. He went on to illustrate many books, including his most recent,…
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A New Community Park at Wolfville School

A New Community Park at Wolfville School By David Edelstein, Playground Improvement Committee member On the heels of the major renovations to Wolfville School, the parent-led Playground Improvement Committee has unveiled plans for a re-imagined playground space. The “Wolfville School Activity Park” is a comprehensive plan to fill unused space and replace aging play equipment with new facilities and landscaping that will bring greater enjoyment of sports, fitness, and the outdoors to students and the entire community. The new Activity Park is based around three main themes: sport, play, and nature. Soccer court We will replace the bare dirt soccer…
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Chris Norman Ensemble: Season Finale of the Acadia Performing Arts Series April 8, 2017

Chris Norman Ensemble: Season Finale of the Acadia Performing Arts Series April 8, 2017   The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Chris Norman Ensemble on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. This is the Season Finale for the Acadia Performing Arts Series and will feature Celtic music from across the centuries and around the world. The concert is sponsored by Michelin. The performance will feature Chris Norman on flutes, pipes, and vocals; Kris Saebo on bass; and Andy Thurston on guitar and mandola. Chris Norman, aka the Man with the Wooden Flute,…
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The Grapevine Questionnaire: Port Cities

The Grapevine Questionnaire: Port Cities By Susan Wedlock Port Cities is an exciting new east coast group blending the talents of Dylan Guthro, Breagh MacKinnon, and Carleton Stone. All three hail from Cape Breton. Breagh is a trained jazz musician, and Carleton and Dylan (yes, son of Bruce Guthro) have their own solo careers. Together they create something dynamic and unique. Port Cities  is playing at the Evergreen Theatre on April 15 at 8pm. For tickets visit: evergreentheatre.ca Susan Wedlock (SW): Breagh, tell me a bit about your mentor and producer Gordie Sampson? Breagh: Growing up in Cape Breton, I…
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Spring into Action Challenge Gets Communities Moving

Spring into Action Challenge Gets Communities Moving Submitted The 14th annual physical activity challenge, “Spring Into Action”, takes place April 10 to May 21, 2017. It helps support people making a commitment to a physically-active lifestyle. Coordinated by Horizons Community Development Associates (horizonscda.ca), the challenge, which involves teams made of friends, family, or work colleagues, has grown to include teams from across Canada and other parts of the world. It was also featured as a model health promotion initiative at the Atlantic Summer Institute in Prince Edward Island. “We are so proud that the challenge has motivated 7,000 people over…
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Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust

Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust By Jenny Osburn Standing at the stunning Lookoff and gazing over thousands of hectares of Nova Scotia’s best farmland, you could be forgiven in believing that farms are forever. Unfortunately, farmland in Canada is disappearing at a disturbing rate with over 6 million hectares lost mainly to development since 1966. Nova Scotia is certainly not immune to the trend, which is why the work of the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust is so important. Formed by a group of concerned but enthusiastic Valley community leaders in 2009, the AVFT set out to facilitate the preservation of farmland,…
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