Events

Q & A with Craig Cardiff

Q & A with Craig Cardiff Singer-Songwriter Craig Cardiff takes the stage at Acadia’s Manning Memorial Chapel in Wolfville on Wednesday October 10 at 7pm. The Grapevine: What was your childhood or earliest ambition? Craig Cardiff: A doctor. Our grandma, who was a nurse all her life, lived with us and indoctrinated the grandkids. GV: What is your favourite piece or song and when did you first hear it? CC: “It’s The End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” (REM). Grade seven on a Walkman. GV: How did you get started in the music industry?…
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2018 Valley Harvest Marathon Thanksgiving Weekend

2018 Valley Harvest Marathon Thanksgiving Weekend Submitted This year marks the 26th annual Valley Harvest Marathon, which takes place on Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7 in Wolfville. The event draws over 3500 participants from all over the world. On Saturday, there is a free kids run which is followed Sunday by a 5km, 10km, half, full and ultra (50km) marathon. Ben Brown (wheelchair racer) will once again be competing in the 10km, and the event also encourages walkers as well. This will be Susan Carbyn’s ninth year organizing this annual event. For her, it is more about giving…
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Katrina Bishop Concerts at the Whittle in Wolfville and Sea-Esta in Delhaven

Katrina Bishop Concerts at the Whittle in Wolfville and Sea-Esta in Delhaven By Mike Butler I’ve just been introduced to a fabulous musician who happens to be coming to the Valley this month, and you should all make time to go see her. Katrina Bishop is stopping by the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday October 20 to promote her CD Hopscotch, filled with songs about wine and cheese, bad drivers, muffins, and rain, among other things. It’s going to be a wonderful evening spearheaded by this very talent lady, along with her special guest, Jeff Jodrey. When speaking…
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Devour! The Food Film Fest: Musician and Culinary Entrepreneur Questlove Joins Lineup

Devour! The Food Film Fest: Musician and Culinary Entrepreneur Questlove Joins Lineup Submitted Devour! The Food Film Fest announces the addition of musician, culinary entrepreneur, and James Beard Award-nominated author Questlove to the programming lineup for the eighth annual installment, taking place October 23 – 28, 2018 in Wolfville and Kings County, Nova Scotia. The musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and leader of the show’s house band, influential hip-hop group The Roots, Questlove will join 2018 Festival Co-Host Ali Hassan onstage on October 27 for an intimate conversation about food issues, culinary creativity, and his infamous…
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African Dance Classes Offered in Wolfville

African Dance Classes Offered in Wolfville By David Edelstein This fall, Mohamed and Marielle Duranteau are spicing up the Valley cultural scene with a series of classes in traditional West African dance at the Acadia University Chapel in Wolfville. Mohamed Duranteau is an accomplished dancer from Guinea, West Africa, who immigrated to Canada several years ago. He and his wife Marielle, who is originally from Nova Scotia, have been teaching dance together and performing for audiences for the last 12 years — first in Victoria, BC, then in Montreal, and now in Halifax. This is the first series of classes…
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Free Vocal Lessons with Valley Voices

Free Vocal Lessons with Valley Voices By Linda Brehaut This fall, Valley Voices, the Annapolis Valley’s premier A Cappella female singing group, will be holding a program for women who love to sing called Find Your Voice. Each week during Find Your Voice participants will experience the learning of a song and will be provided with weekly music lessons in vocal production and performance. It is a six-week event, one hour per week, beginning on October 9 at 6:45pm. All rehearsals of the group, including this event, are held in the Christian Education Center at Kentville Baptist Church on 503…
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In Review: Recent and Upcoming Happenings and Events around the Valley

In Review: Recent and Upcoming Happenings and Events around the Valley Kingstec’s Nosh Café Now Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am – 1:00pm, Nosh Café will be selling the delicious baked goods being produced in the college’s Baking and Pastry Arts program, including cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, fresh bread, cakes, pies and more! Valley Connector Program Fusion Annapolis Valley has just launched the Valley Connector Program. Run by the Valley REN, the program is modeled after the National Connector Program created by the Halifax Partnership. The Valley Connector Program is designed to help new residents, job seekers, and students…
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Who’s Who: Steve Roe: A Shrek-tacular Actor

Who’s Who: Steve Roe: A Shrek-tacular Actor By Mike Butler Shrek, the loveable ogre that kids and adults have adored since he first appeared on the big screen in 2001, is not only a star of the big screen, but also the big stage! Shrek the film was turned into Shrek: The Musical a few years ago and Valley audiences are about to get the chance to see this production in all its colourful glory, with a local actor taking the helm in the role of the title character. If you’ve been to a few Quick As A Wink or…
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Back from Florence for Sunday Music in the Garden Room

Back from Florence for Sunday Music in the Garden Room By Janet Kirkconnell In the past, Acadia had a fall convocation, with all the trappings. The remnant of this is what is called Homecoming Weekend, when alumni are welcomed back to campus, this year from October 12 to 14. Football is often the drawing card of this weekend, but since the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre was erected on University Avenue, and the Steinway grand piano set in place, a Sunday concert has become a tradition, if possible with alumni artists performing. Two Acadia School of Music graduates will give…
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Valley Family Fun: Share Thanksgiving

Valley Family Fun: Share Thanksgiving By Laura Churchill Duke This year, why don’t you consider sharing Thanksgiving with a newcomer family? Our family has participated in this program for the past four years and can’t wait to do it again this year! Engage Nova Scotia has put together this wonderful program where your family is paired with a newcomer who joins you for your Thanksgiving dinner. Simply go to the website and indicate when you are having your meal (Sunday or Monday) and then who else will be at your table. Then, the organization will match you and connect you…
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