Events

Slowcoaster Comes to Wolfville for a New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Slowcoaster Comes to Wolfville for a New Year’s Eve Dance Party By Mike Butler New Year’s Eve 2018: what do you have planned? While the thoughts of a quiet evening at home might seem like the right thing to do most of the time, why not take the leap and dance the night away on December 31 this year with Slowcoaster? For over twenty years, the talented Cape Breton trio has been filling dance floors with their unique blend of ska, reggae, hip hop, and classic funk, and now the Wolfville Farmer’s Market will be bumping and hopping on New…
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2018-2019 Metropolitan Opera Live Stream Series

2018-2019 Metropolitan Opera Live Stream Series By Margot Bishop Are you an opera buff? Whatever your level of love for opera, you will have a real treat in store with the HD live stream series from the Met in New York city. There are six operas this season still to be shown at the Cineplex in New Minas. Revivals: Bizet’s Carmen (Feb 2) Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment (March 2) Wagner’s Die Walkure (March 30) Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites (May 11) New Productions: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur (Jan 12) When you go to the Met or another opera house, you see…
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Philanthropists Will Match Donations for Local Arts Centre up to $20,000!

Philanthropists Will Match Donations for Local Arts Centre up to $20,000! By Katie Hall The holiday season is a time for giving through charity and volunteerism. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts gives the gift of art and nature to creatives of all ages and skill levels from Nova Scotia and around the world all year round. Inspired by the Centre’s work and the holiday season, local philanthropists Jason Roth and Cheryl Steadmen-Roth have created a challenge for the community: until December 24, they are offering to match anything donated to the couple’s charities of choice, the Ross Creek…
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Al Whittle Theatre Screens Beloved Holiday Films December 17-22

Al Whittle Theatre Screens Beloved Holiday Films December 17-22 Following the success of their Retro Blockbuster summer film series, the Acadia Cinema Co-op will present a week of fun, holiday-themed films this December at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. You may have seen these seasonal favourites before, but now is your chance to see them on the big screen! Tickets are only $5, so take your whole family, bring a group of friends, or treat your co-workers. Celebrate the season of giving by choosing cinema tickets as a gift for party guests, or as an advent calendar surprise! Grab…
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Bird of Prey Multimedia Video Installation at Kentville’s Hardware Gallery for December

Bird of Prey Multimedia Video Installation at Kentville’s Hardware Gallery for December Submitted Hardware Gallery’s current exhibit, Bird of Prey, runs from December 5, 2018 to January 2, 2019 featuring the work of multimedia artist Ella Tetrault. Bird of Prey is a multimedia video installation that tells a story of three people coming together on the North Mountain to explore how we interact, identify and relate to other species through falconry. It is, in a way, a failed attempt to understand the complicated and often violent relationship the Western world has with animals and to look at how we might…
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The Crowdsourcer: Refresh Annapolis Valley

The Crowdsourcer: Refresh Annapolis Valley Watch our community change the world one dollar at a time. Refresh Annapolis Valley is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization offering workshops, events, and competitions aimed at exposing our community to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) concepts, especially computer science. They offer programs for Primary to Grade 12 students, industry professionals, and beyond. In 2018, Refresh Annapolis Valley hosted 49 events supporting entrepreneurship and digital technology in the Valley, with an estimated 930 participants attending. Over 60 volunteers made this all happen, along with 12 partner organizations. Refresh also opened their toolshed, which has…
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Canucopia in Support of Local Food Banks

Canucopia in Support of Local Food Banks By Sylvia Jacquard Orchard Valley United Church recently held their ninth Canucopia in support of local food banks. Thanks to the support of Atlantic Superstore in New Minas and its shoppers, this was the best one to date with approximately 1240kg (2728 pounds) of food (including for pets), household, and personal care items collected. In total $1453.70 was donated as well. The church holds Canucopia twice a year, in May and in October, alternating between the Atlantic Superstore and the Sobeys in New Minas. Since the beginning, Orchard Valley has appreciated the kindness…
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Good News: Acts of Generosity and Ways to Give this Holiday Season

Good News: Acts of Generosity and Ways to Give this Holiday Season Chrysalis House Capital Campaign Chrysalis House provides shelter and outreach services in a safe and non-judgmental environment, to women and children in our collective communities. They have recently launched a capital campaign to support ‘Project Renew,’ their initiative to build a new Chrysalis House in the Annapolis Valley. They have already secured some funding through government initiatives, and have purchased land and drafted building plans. They are now seeking the support of community funders and private donors to help finance the remaining cost of the new shelter. For…
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Glow!: Annapolis Valley Honour Choir to Perform 30th Annual Concert

Glow!: Annapolis Valley Honour Choir to Perform 30th Annual Concert The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary, and will present their seasonal concert, “GLOW!”, on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. The choir’s two ensembles will perform music inspired by the wonder and mystery of the winter’s night sky, and the “glow” that we experience at this time of year, not only from the seasonal lights, sparkling starlight, candles, and burning fires, but from within. Together, the choirs and the audience will celebrate shining our own lights as a beacon in the darkness in an evening…
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Valley Family Fun: The Countdown to Christmas is on!

Valley Family Fun: The Countdown to Christmas is on! By Laura Churchill Duke There is never so much fervour and excitement for the holidays as when there are children in the house! There are a couple of special things that you can do to get ready. These are some of our favourite countdown traditions. Elf of the Shelf Whether your kids believe in the Elf or not, it’s a whole lot of fun for the whole family to wake in the morning to see where the Elf is hiding or what mischief he has been up to! My biggest piece…
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