Events

Nature Time for All: Addressing Barriers to Outdoor Recreation

Judy Lipp, Program Coordinator, Flying Squirrel Adventures Many of us by now have heard about and understand the need for regular nature time, and perhaps have even implemented a regular routine to support our health and wellness. Scientific research has shown consistently that time in nature can support physical, mental, and emotional well-being at all ages. Indeed, access to nature is a fundamental human right that should be available to all. The pandemic does seem to have raised our collective consciousness about the importance of regular time outside, but follow through is not always easy, and for some it’s not…
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Mike Uncorked: Ben Brown’s Paralympic Dinner and Auction!

Mike Uncorked: Ben Brown’s Paralympic Dinner and Auction!By Mike Butler Do you live in the Valley? Okay, the province? Well, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of parathlete extraordinaire Ben Brown! On March 7, Ben has a special fundraiser he’s planned and he needs your support! I am highly recommending you mark your calendars everyone! Ben is a wheelchair racer chasing a goal to be one of the best racers in the world, and Ben is over the moon to be representing Canada at the 2021 Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan (depending on the global situation. Keep all fingers crossed…
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Burns, Whisky & Noodles – A Scottish Celebration!

Robbie Burns was an influential Scottish poet and lyricist who inspired many during the Romantic period and beyond. He was born in 1759 to a farm family, and became known for the romantic folk songs that he wrote while working in the fields. Following his death, he became famous worldwide, and his legacy was celebrated annually on January 25, commonly known as “Burns Night”. This usually involves a supper that includes traditional Scottish foods like haggis, poetry readings, and of course, whisky. A group of local volunteers is planning a fundraiser for The Portal Youth Outreach, which will kick off…
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A Christmas Carol

Following the widely-acclaimed success this summer of their first ever Stage-to-Screen production, the Annapolis District Drama Group joined forces with Young Company Productions to create a family-favourite Christmastime spectacle that is certain to entertain: a screen-play version of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Pandemic-willing, to be screened at King’s Theatre the weekend before Christmas! With a cast numbering 55, this is probably the largest theatrical production ever in Annapolis Royal, and in a time of constraint due to pandemic restrictions. However, this well-loved tale lends itself quite easily to performance in line with current Provincial guidelines. The screen-play is…
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Mike Uncorked: Out and About with Earth Adventures

By Mike Butler Who doesn’t love the outdoors? We live in such a beautiful area, where all year there’s something exciting, fun, and fulfilling to do outdoors: biking, hiking, walking, running, skiing, snowshoeing, the list goes on. With Earth Adventures, the stakes have been raised in outdoor enjoyment! Earth Adventures is a free resource (website and app) for families and small youth groups that provides easy-to-follow instructions for self-guided activities on thirty short trails in some of the most popular and beautiful locales in Halifax and Kings Counties. Earth Adventures was created by a team of collaborators that includes Alan…
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Weekend Workshop Retreats at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Submitted The Ross Creek Centre is excited to extend invitations to adults in the Atlantic bubble to benefit from amazing access to artists and a chance to do something creative with no experience necessary. Executive Director Chris O’Neill says they are ready to take the knowledge they gained over the summer to bring adults into small and safe creative groups all through the fall. This series of weekend workshop retreats has been specifically tailored to provide an inspiring retreat setting where individuals can escape from the everyday and scratch their creative itch. O’Neill says that the fall programs are designed…
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Wolfville Theatre Collective Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary!

Mike Butler Revue Show Set for November 7th at Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville Has it really been five years since the Wolfville Theatre Collective started? Time flies, I understand that, and when you’re immersed in theatre for so long, like so many of us here in the Valley, you just lose track of time (and plays). I only started doing theatre productions 11 years ago (2020 was a write-off), but 75 productions in ten years is a lot (but what a ride!). With the five year anniversary upon us and a dire need to be back on stage after quite…
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2020 Devour! Events

Submitted The Food Film Fest reimagines its delicious festival with hybrid in-person and digital programming. Devour! The Food Film Fest is proving that hybrid is just as mouthwatering as the original with an in-person and digital festival combo. This year marks the tenth installment of the festival, coined Devour! 9.5 to reflect travel restrictions and smaller in-person gatherings. Organizers promise to deliver all of the festival’s baked-in goodness during the five-day event, October 21-25. “We’re reimagining and presenting the best possible version of Devour! in a new, exciting and safe way,” says Michael Howell, executive director of Devour! “Our goal…
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Safe and creative Weekend Workshops at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Submitted The Ross Creek Centre is raring to go with new programs for people from within the Atlantic bubble to come and relax, try something new and be taken care of for a couple of days. Executive Director Chris O’Neill says she is happy that the Centre’s staff had the experience of running safe and exciting camps for kids all summer, and she says they are ready to take the knowledge they gained over the summer to bring adults into small creative groups all through the fall. “We are so lucky to have this vast landscape that we are on…
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Seasonal Sampler

It’s harvest time and there’s lots to do in the Annapolis Valley. Here are some of our top picks of the 2020 season: Howard Dill Farmshowarddill.comOpen Daily in October including Thanksgiving and Hallowe’enLocated at 400 College Road, Windsor, NSNo charge for admission, donations welcomeDogs are welcome! Must be on leash!“Products available: pumpkins (all shapes and sizes), squash, gourds, apples, seeds, souvenirs, pickles, jam and many other items! Sorry, we do not offer a pumpkin or apple U-Pick at this time.” Valley Ghost Walksvalleyghostwalks.comAtlantic Bubble Walks available on demand starting at $150+hst. Contact jerome@valleyghostwalks.com Noggins Corn Maze & Family Fun Areanogginsfarm.ca/fun-on-the-farm/corn-maze969…
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