Events

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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The Devour Chef Interview: Peter McKenna



The Devour Chef Interview: Peter McKenna Peter McKenna started his career in rural Ireland in the mid-1990s and went on to train in the kitchens of renowned chefs in the Netherlands, London, Sydney, Dublin and Glasgow. He spent four years travelling the world as the personal chef of a Saudi sheik and two years on the yacht of a Russian oligarch. Chef Peter opened The Gannet restaurant four years ago with business partner Ivan Stein to critical acclaim. They quickly gathered a reputation as one of Glasgow’s leading restaurants. Having a firm focus on seasonal Scottish produce with solid links…
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Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir By Emily Leeson This season the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will use their voices to draw out the theme of ‘home’: what it means to find a home, to be at home, and to support others in making a home. During the first concert of their season, “Shall We Dream,” set for October 21 and 22 at the Horton High School Performance Centre, the choir will sport T-shirts produced by recent Horton High grad Mollie Symons, aimed at raising funds for Doctors Without Borders. The “Shall We Dream” concert will share the…
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