Events

Greatest Patchwork Picnic Ever!

Greatest Patchwork Picnic Ever! Sunday May 27 Victoria Park Bandstand Thomas Street, Windsor A huge picnic for West Hants friends and neighbours, rain or shine! Bring your basket of goodies, a great picnic blanket, and all the family! Enjoy the games, live music, and the Avon Community Farm Market with your community. Tea, coffee and water are available. Parking at the Baptist Church and pool, accessible parking at the community centre. A pet-free event (service dogs are welcome). This is a Happy Community Project Celebration! Let’s get to know our neighbours! Share the fun! The Happy Community Project aims to…
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May Flavours Dinner and Fundraising Auction 2018

May Flavours Dinner and Fundraising Auction 2018 By Linda Best, Chair, Friends of Agriculture in Nova Scotia Each year Friends of Agriculture presents the May Flavours Gala Dinner and Fundraising Auction, providing an opportunity for people to enjoy wonderful foods and beverages while bidding on more than 75 excellent auction items. This year marks their ninth annual celebration of local food, producers, and chefs. At 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 30 at the Louis Millett Community Centre in New Minas, guests will enjoy appealing appetizers, bountiful beverages, marvellous mains, and decadent desserts prepared by outstanding chefs and producers using local ingredients….
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Burger Wars: That’s a Wrap!

Burger Wars: That’s a Wrap! By Laura Churchill Duke A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Burger Wars for Campaign for Kids: Episode III! Burger Wars keeps getting bigger and better, and this year is no different. This year, 44 restaurants from Digby to Windsor were involved, each donating $1 to Campaign for Kids for each specialty burger sold. The numbers are in, and this year, 12,330 burgers were sold in the Annapolis Valley! This is up from the 8800 from last year and 5500 in the first year. With the rounding of donations, doubling of others and…
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Apple Blossom Festival: The Lure & Lore

Apple Blossom Festival: The Lure & Lore By Genevieve Allen Hearn My mother was on the phone with my 35 year-old brother, who lives in Antigonish: “Will you be coming home for Mother’s Day?” she asks. “I think I’ll wait until Apple Blossom,” he answers. This conversation prompted me to ask: what is it about Apple Blossom that pulls people back to the Annapolis Valley? What is the secret to the festival’s lasting power, giving it the title of second-longest consecutive running festival in Canada? I looked first to the origins. The Apple Blossom Festival started as a celebration of…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Botanical Art

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Botanical Art By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist This season the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is celebrating the beauty of native plants as seen through the eyes of botanical artists. We have a variety of events taking place that bring together art and science in beautiful and unique ways. First off, we are hosting a regional art show featuring native Nova Scotia plants by members of the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association. ‘Nova Scotia Native Flora in Art’ opens May 18 at 10:00am and runs until June 1 in the main lobby…
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Terry Drahos Exhibition Opens at Hardware Gallery in Kentville

Terry Drahos Exhibition Opens at Hardware Gallery in Kentville Hardware Gallery’s second exhibition this season, titled My North American Home, features the work of celebrated Wolfville artist and arts educator Terry Drahos. Running from April 27 to May 30, the show presents her body of work inspired by architecture. Terry uses bold colours and shapes reminiscent of both rural and urban constructions, rendered into abstraction. Drahos is passionately engaged with the practice of painting. Her use of colour is sophisticated: rich darks and somber, murky hues act as foils for bold primaries and other luminous colours. My North American Home…
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King County Honda is Driving Donations!

King County Honda is Driving Donations! To celebrate the twentieth year the Honda Civic is the best-selling car in Canada, Nick Balcom and Dwayne Anderson from Kings County Honda are giving back. Until June 8, they are donating $20 to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation for every test drive of the 2018 Civic in support of the Foundation’s spring campaign for infant radiant warmers. “We wanted to do something for the community,” says Nick. This is the first year they’ve done an initiative of this kind and they are already starting to see success. People have been test-driving, and the…
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Mike Uncorked: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Mike Uncorked: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia By Mike Butler The beautiful Wolfville Waterfront Park is beginning to blossom as the weather gets warmer and the tourists start arriving. When I was down there for a coffee the other day the picnic tables were full and the trail was alive with walkers and their dogs. It’s such a nice place to take a minute to unwind. The waterfront is going to get a lot brighter on May 16 at 6pm when the Town of Wolfville will raise the pride flag for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). This…
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St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Present Children of Eden

St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Present Children of Eden Music and colour fill the air as the St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets present Children of Eden in Wolfville. The Stage Prophets’ sixteenth production brings this family-friendly storyline to life with universal themes and catchy music that has been performed by thousands of schools and theatre groups. Children of Eden is a touching musical about parents and children. The show focuses on the challenges of making choices, forgiveness, letting go, and the obvious good and evil that live within all of us. It’s an inspiring story told through music, costumes, acting, and magnificent…
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Merritt Gibson Library Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale

Merritt Gibson Library Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale By Emily Leeson Spring has sprung, and out Canning way the gardens are starting to pop up, the cottagers are arriving, and as they do every spring, the dedicated volunteers at the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library are gearing up for their annual Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19. Back in the early nineties, around this time of year, the residents of Canning were busy fundraising with a big plan in mind: A new, volunteer-run library. Richard Matheson, now of Country Real Estate, was at that time a new…
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