Events

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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Light in the Dark: Caravan Theatre on Tour with 4.48 Psychosis

By Dorothy King If you like theatre that’s a little dark and edgy, with just enough light and humour to see tomorrow, the play 4.48 Psychosis is a must-see in Nova Scotia this fall. Caravan Theatre will tour British playwright Sarah Kane’s raw depiction of her own mental illness. Written in 1999, the play is a lyrical conversation between the tormented Kane, her elusive essential self, and the doctors who are treating her. Kathy France is the artistic director of Caravan Theatre, based in Wolfville. When asked why she thinks 4.48 Psychosis will resonate with audiences, France’s answer was two-fold. “First, it’s brilliant, radical…
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Wolfville Legion Fundraises with Garden Party

Submitted Recently, the Wolfville Legion held their first garden party at 155 Main Street, the home of Michael Bawtree, past president of the Legion. It was a fine success, with over fifty guests in attendance. Singer Alan Butler provided the entertainment, and John Whidden played his bagpipes. Ample food and drink was provided by Legion members, and the weather cooperated to provide a magnificent sunny afternoon. Social distancing was observed. Guests included MP Kody Blois and MLA Keith Irving, as well as Judy Green, candidate for the leadership of the national Green Party. The party was held in order to…
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Get your APAS Music Pass ASAP!

The Acadia Performing Arts Series’ MUSIC CLUB launched August 20!By François Côté The APAS had an amazing 2020-21 Series in store, ready to be officially released last April. Obviously, the pandemic put all of this on hold, and we eventually had to cancel the whole season. Now, until we can safely present live performances again, we are excited to launch the online APAS Music Club! Through the Club, we want to offer a platform on which we can maintain and expand our community of music lovers. We hope to keep our longtime subscribers connected, and we invite new members to Join…
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Devour Announces 2020 Headliner Phil Rosenthal

Submitted Devour! The Food Film Fest announces Phil Rosenthal, creator and host of Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil as 2020 headliner. The world is entering a new normal, the country is reopening, and Nova Scotia is about to feed Emmy winner Phil Rosenthal, who will be joining Devour! virtually this year. Due to the unprecedented times we are facing, Devour! is thrilled to confirm that this year’s re-engineered format will allow the festival to go on. It will be a hybrid in-person and virtual festival, to take place from October 21-25, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This transformative food and film experience will…
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Kings Kikima Grannies Return to Their Fundraising Past

By Wendy Elliott The Kings Kikima Grannies are returning to outdoor yard sales due to Covid 19 cancellations. The prospect of no community theatre events, where the grannies had previously set up shop, led to a recent decision to hold a yard sale at the end of August. In 2009 the Wolfville-based group held their first yard sale on Chestnut Avenue. This year, on August 29, once again, there will be a fun neighbourhood-wide sale. The local Grannies were inspired by a group of women in Wakefield, Quebec, who linked to grandmothers in South Africa in 2005. They were joined…
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Wolfville’s Climate Action Circle

Wolfville’s Climate Action CircleSubmitted While it may have been the United Nations Secretary General who called climate change “the defining issue of our time,” the sentiment definitely resonates locally in Wolfville. The town has a strong culture of civic engagement and environmental sustainability. Still, it is always a pleasant surprise to see the community room at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market fill up every Monday night at 7pm, with folks arriving to attend the weekly Climate Action Circle meeting. Wolfville’s Climate Action Circle is the brainchild of Emily LeGrand, a long-time resident of the Annapolis Valley. As the end of the…
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