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A Veritable Feast of Elevated Gastronomy and Thought-Provoking Film: Devour! The Food Film Fest

A Veritable Feast of Elevated Gastronomy and Thought-Provoking Film: Devour! The Food Film Fest Submitted Devour! The Food Film Fest promises six jam-packed days of culinary films, food and drink for the eighth annual festival taking place October 23 – 28 in Wolfville, Kentville, and Kings County, Nova Scotia. The robust programming lineup presents culinary delights crafted by internationally-renowned chefs from around the world, terroir-driven experiential tours, industry workshops in film and food, and multiple tastings, including in-theatre presentations. High profile chefs, including Chicago’s Jean Joho (Everest), acclaimed author and canning expert Paul Virant (Vie), BBQ legend Meathead Goldwyn, and…
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Valley Family Fun: Haunted Houses and Kids

Valley Family Fun: Haunted Houses and Kids By Laura Churchill Duke There are a lot of things happening in the Valley this year to get you in the Halloween mood. First, every year, for the two weekends before Hallowe’en, Annapolis Royal turns into a ghost town! The Historic Gardens become the Ghostly Gardens and you can visit by night, or, if that is a bit too much, you can go see it in daylight, too! Annapolis Royal has a lot of other events, too, including pumpkin carving parties, organ music, and a screening of a Charlie Brown movie! Find details…
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Soldier’s Social at the Cornwallis Inn

Soldier’s Social at the Cornwallis Inn The Kings Historical Society and CentreStage Theatre are hosting a night of wartime camaraderie with a touch of the poignant. Guests will enjoy a night of live 1940s-era music, food, theatre, and dancing that includes actors and dancers in period costumes mixing in with the crowd for an authentic 1940s atmosphere. The “Andrews Sisters” (The Dearlies) will make a special appearance! There will be a cash bar serving refreshments, and “cigarette” girls will stroll the ballroom of the Cornwallis Inn. This event is not only a fundraiser for the Kings Historical Society and CentreStage…
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[g]astronomy: The Hardware Gallery’s October Exhibit Celebrates Devour!

[g]astronomy: The Hardware Gallery’s October Exhibit Celebrates Devour! Submitted The Hardware Gallery’s October exhibit, “[g]astronomy,” celebrates Devour!’s Sip and Savour event, which will be co-hosted by the gallery, Hill’s Grills, and the Town of Kentville on October 23. The month-long group exhibit runs from September 28 to October 31. The exhibit will explore the various implications constellated by food in the lives of humans. A true multi-media show, visitors to [g]astronomy can expect painting, drawing, sculpture, video, pottery, crochet, and web art works. The featured artists include; Ella Tetrault, Jack Bishop, Jody Rhodenizer, Kat Frick Miller, Koto Shimokuni Rumble, Laura…
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The Long Shore Tide: Local Playwright’s Family Dramedy hits CentreStage for Short Run

The Long Shore Tide: Local Playwright’s Family Dramedy hits CentreStage for Short Run By Mike Butler There’s a new show coming ashore at CentreStage Theatre in Kentville and it’s not to be missed. For a limited six show run, CentreStage is proud to present The Long Shore Tide by local playwright Allen Hume. The Long Shore Tide is an engaging play about a family of strong women working in the fishing industry who are trying to build a life for themselves following tragedy and loss, within a crumbling business. With the help of neighbours and long-lost relatives returning home, can…
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Family Show About Loveable Ogre Comes to Windsor!

Family Show About Loveable Ogre Comes to Windsor! By Mike Butler In 2001, Dreamworks studios released Shrek, the delightful animated film that went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, spawn three sequels, and enchant audiences the world over. With lovable, hilarious characters like Shrek, Donkey, and Princess Fiona, Shrek took the film world by storm and became a phenomenon. The box office smash film was then turned into a hit Tony Award-winning musical, and now Valley audiences have the chance to see it in all its colourful glory as Quick As A Wink Theatre in Windsor…
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Dean Brody and Jessica Mitchell: East Coast Tour Lands in Wolfville!

Dean Brody and Jessica Mitchell: East Coast Tour Lands in Wolfville! By Mike Butler Imagine the East Coast without music, or the vast variety of shows, music festivals, and intimate concert venues. We are so fortunate to have amazing music at our disposal through the internet, but the feeling of a live show can’t be beat. Just off the heels of the Alan Doyle concert and the Deep Roots Music Festival, the Valley is being treated to another song-filled concert extravaganza on October 26 when Dean Brody and Jessica Mitchell hit the Convocation Hall stage in Wolfville! Dean Brody is…
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Uncommon Common Art Closing Event at The Great Devour! Chicken Dinner

Uncommon Common Art Closing Event at The Great Devour! Chicken Dinner This year, Devour! is hosting what will become an annual event for communities in need on the last day of the festival, in support of regional food banks: a roast chicken dinner prepared by celebrity chefs from coast to coast. The dinner will host the official closing of the annual Uncommon Common Art season: look back at seventeen art installations featured in 2018 and bring a plain white t-shirt to silkscreen with the 2018 UCA commemorative design. The event takes place on Sunday, October 28, 3pm-6pm at Robie Tufts…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Are Humans Smarter than Insects?

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Are Humans Smarter than Insects? By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Working in the garden for the last two decades, I have encountered my fair share of insects. I have also encountered way more people who are afraid of insects than those who love them. Overall, insects tend to get a bad rap and I truly have no idea why. Is it because some of them hurt us or can even kill us? The US National Safety Council statistics tell us that we should be way more afraid of automobiles than insects. They…
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Local Musician Guy Breau Skates with Habs Alumni at Acadia Charity Event

Local Musician Guy Breau Skates with Habs Alumni at Acadia Charity Event Submitted Guy Breau is a local musician who gave up his other dream at the age of 15. Thanks to a fundraiser for the No Time for That Anti Bullying Society (ntft.ca), Guy got his dream fulfilled: a chance to be on the ice with his idols The Montreal Canadiens! Guy’s daughters Julie and Sophie Breau purchased the ticket at the silent auction in May and surprised Guy with it. “I’m so glad my sister and I had the opportunity to fulfill one of our Dad’s lifelong dreams…
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