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Random Act of Kindness

Random Act of Kindness Kindness takes many forms. In 2016, the Fundy Interchurch Food Bank (located in Kentville) dispersed 80,000 kgs of food to 6,857 people. 35% of those were children. The Food Bank is grateful for all of the generous support from volunteers who pick up food,  stock shelves, clean and maintain the building. The donations of food and money from the public and from businesses makes the work of the Food Bank possible. The Board of Directors of the Fundy Food Bank thank the many people who volunteer for and donate to the Food Bank. Without you, we…
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Active and Healthy Living: Microphone

Active and Healthy Living: Microphone By Lee-Ann Cudmore Registered Acupuncturist | Call/text 902-300-5100 | valleyacu.ca The scope of this article has shifted with our changing political environment. To start, if I was to use restraint, I would simply do a review on the artist and call the song “Microphone” – the best song you will hear this year. I could tell you of the beauty in her honesty, and the empowerment in her realizations, but that is not enough. Whether Kinley Dowling intended to or not she has created a song that is a rally cry, a marching song, for…
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Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform Beethoven’s 7th at Convocation Hall in Wolfville

Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform Beethoven’s 7th at Convocation Hall in Wolfville Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm Featuring Bernhard Gueller (conductor
) and Renaud Lapierre (violin) On the program: • Dinuk Wijeratne’s YATRA/jaθre – noun (Sanskrit): “spiritual journey” – A “Sesqui” or Sesquicentennial Fanfare commissioned for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture • Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no. 2 • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 Stunning. Epic. Unforgettable. Beethoven’s Seventh is one of the most popular symphonies of all time, and its influence marches on – its sombre second movement anchored the climactic moment of…
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Joe Trio to Perform at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, November 19

Joe Trio to Perform at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, November 19 Joe Trio will entertain at the Acadia Performing Arts Series on Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Joe Trio is Cameron Wilson, violin, Charles Inkman, cello and Allen Stiles, piano. JOE TRIO is not your average piano trio. They don’t want to be neatly categorized, but instead strive for diversity, versatility, and more than a little humour and unpredictability. Their repertoire consists of the classics – from Papa Haydn to Uncle Shostakovich, new works by contemporary composers, and their own…
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Blue Engine String Quartet to Perform at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, November 5

Blue Engine String Quartet to Perform at the Festival Theatre on Saturday, November 5 The Blue Engine String Quartet is the musical attraction at the Acadia Performing Arts Series on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. The quartet features Jennifer Jones and Anne Simons, violin; Alexandra Bates, viola; and Hilary Brown, cello. The Blue Engine String Quartet was formed in 1997 as the core ensemble of the Nova Scotia chamber music series, Blue Engine Music. While Blue Engine holds true to classical roots, performing many of the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, the quartet has…
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Kaelyn’s Book Club By Regan Alford

Kaelyn’s Book Club By Regan Alford Wee Ones – “Eek! Halloween!” by Sandra Boynton (Workman Publishing Co, recommended reading age 0-4) Uh-oh! The chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!” Little Ones – “Mercy Watson-Princess in Disguise” by Kate DiCamillo & Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick Press, recommended reading age 6-9) When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into…
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Art Gallery

Ronald Deibert, founder and director of the renowned Citizen Lab, will be the H.T. Reid Lecturer at Acadia University Dr. Deibert’s lecture, “War in the World Brain,” is based on his bestselling book, “Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace,” in which he explores how the digital technologies that have innovated global communication also create spaces for digital security threats emanating from criminal enterprises, corporations, and state governments. Acadia University’s H.T. Reid Lecture series, a collaboration of the Department of History and Classics and the Department of Politics, was established in 1958 in order to give the opportunity to an…
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Wolfville, Acadia, and the Performing Arts By Janet Kirkconnell

Wolfville, Acadia, and the Performing Arts Janet Kirkconnell It is doubtful that any other small town in Canada has as many venues for the performing arts as Wolfville has, chiefly because of the university. The Deep Roots Music Festival profits from this. While its opening concert is in University Hall, most of Deep Roots’ other major concerts are held in Festival Theatre, the old university rink transformed for the Atlantic Theatre Festival into a state-of-the-art theatre (praised this year for its phenomenal acoustics by the Afiara String Quartet). Still bearing the name Festival as a reminder of past glory, it…
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Marcel D’Entremont to Open Sunday Music in the Garden Room’s 2016-17 Season

MARCEL D’ENTREMONT TO OPEN SUNDAY MUSIC IN THE GARDEN ROOM’S 2016-17 SEASON By Janet Kirkconnell Tenor Marcel d’Entremont, accompanied by Dakota Scott-Digout on piano, will open the 2016 – 2017 season of “Sunday Music in the Garden Room” at 2pm on September 25 in Acadia’s K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. The program includes songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, Ravel, Liszt, Schubert, Britten, Copland, and Donna Rhodenizer, among others, and an aria from Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz.      On his first appearance in Europe this past year at the Opéra de Rouen as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s…
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Trio Canoë to Open Acadia’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series

Trio Canoë to Open Acadia’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series By Peter Smith Trio Canoë will open the Acadia Performing Arts Series on Sunday, September 18 at 7:30pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Their diverse program, entitled “Hommage à Schumann”, features selections by Schumann himself as well as others by Debussy and Chopin. Trios written by two 20th century composers, Marjan Mozetich and György Kurtág will complete the evening. Trio Canoë (can oh) is comprised of three of Canada’s most acclaimed chamber musicians: clarinetist Jean-Francois Normand, violist Marina Thibeault, and pianist Philip Chiu, who gather in this unique and compelling…
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