Events

Windsor Makers: A Democratization of DIY

Windsor Makers: A Democratization of DIY By Genevieve Allen Hearn On Monday, February 12, Catherine Jamieson and Kathy Monroe planned a community meeting to discuss the launch of Windsor Makers. Expecting twenty-five people, they scrambled to find chairs when over seventy-five showed up. “We are re-inventing the idea of tribe,” says Catherine, who sees maker spaces as a way to connect our communities. Let’s pause here for a moment. If you’re like me, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about makerspaces, but also get lost in the confusion of different models that are appearing. Here’s a brief introduction to the…
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The Art Spot: Marcel Morin

The Art Spot: Marcel Morin Marcel Morin’s art is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue for month of February. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours Wolfville Memorial Library Exhibit: “The Lost Art of Cartography” WHO: I am a thirteenth-generation Acadian/Métis and have lived in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, and all over Nova Scotia. I studied cartography at the College of Geographic Sciences here in the Annapolis Valley, graduating in 1992, and spent the next 15 years living and working in Vancouver. In 2007 I moved back to Nova Scotia with my wife Angela and…
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Featurepreneur: 2018 ECMA Nominee Sound of Pop, Glenn McMullen

Featurepreneur: 2018 ECMA Nominee Sound of Pop, Glenn McMullen By Genevieve Allen Hearn The Grapevine (GV): What does it mean to be a music publishing company? Glenn McMullen (GM): I think it helps to view music publishing as essentially managing the songwriting portion of the artist’s career. In more established artists, this may be part of an overall team that includes other parties such as a record label and artist manager. Publishing agreements are usually for a catalogue of music which could include anywhere from a single song to multiple records. The responsibilities typically involve things such as copyright registrations,…
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Messiaen in the Garden Room

Messiaen in the Garden Room By Janet Kirckconnell Deemed “the most ethereally beautiful music of the twentieth century” by American music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker magazine, French composer Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” will be heard at 2pm on March 11 as the first Sunday Music in the Garden Room concert for 2018, held in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on the Acadia campus. Written by Messiaen in a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, the quartet, for violin, cello, clarinet, and piano, had its premiere on a bitterly cold January night in 1941. That…
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Acadia’s 25th International MiniFest: January 24 to 27

Acadia’s 25th International MiniFest: January 24 to 27 By Rowena Martin, Artistic Director   MiniFest is a student-run festival that presents a selection of one-act plays to give you a fantastic evening. We’re international, as the seven shows picked come from a pool of over 700 plays submitted from around the world. This year, we’re putting on American plays from New York to Athens, and from Troy to Portland!   The MiniFest Committee met and planned for three months starting in September. After the beginning of the term, all interested students were invited to come to MiniFest Orientation, no previous…
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Robot Programming Competitions Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Acadia University

Robot Programming Competitions Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Acadia University   Approximately 45 Junior and Senior High School Teams from across Nova Scotia will gather at the Acadia University Athletics Complex on Saturday, February 17 to take part in the Annual Acadia Robot Programming Championships. Youth ages 9 through 18 (grades 4-12) have worked in teams all year to program LEGO® Mindstorms® Robots to complete complex missions.   The day combines two separate competitions, one for middle school youth (FIRST® LEGO® League – FLL) ages 9 through 14, and one for high school youth (ROBOFEST). Over 400 participants are expected…
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Symphony Nova Scotia to Present Magnificent Mozart Program at Convocation Hall on January 27

Symphony Nova Scotia to Present Magnificent Mozart Program at Convocation Hall on January 27   The Acadia Performing Arts Series proudly presents Symphony Nova Scotia’s Magnificent Mozart at Convocation Hall in Wolfville on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30pm.   Featuring: Bernhard Gueller, conductor Luca Buratto, piano   On the program: Mozart: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 Mozart: Symphony No. 39 Symphony Nova Scotia once again salutes the world’s most iconic composer! Experience a delightful range of Mozart’s most famous works, beginning with the ambitious, inventive “Haffner” symphony. Then, hear the gracious and intimate Piano Concerto no….
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Orchids

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Orchids By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist   While many of you are starting to count down the number of days left until spring, we are counting the days until the annual orchid show! Mark your calendar for Saturday February 24. Every year a group of local orchid enthusiasts pull their treasured plants out of their sun rooms to share with the public.   While we dream about tropical orchids and warm greenhouses, forty species of orchid native to Nova Scotia are lying dormant on the forest floor. The lady’s-slippers are the most…
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AVRL NEWS: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Receives Funding for Be Fit Kits 2.0

AVRL NEWS: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Receives Funding for Be Fit Kits 2.0 By Angela Reynolds   In 2015 the AVRL launched the original Be Fit Kits that focused on physical literacy and movement skills. The Be Fit Kits are bags of equipment and books that families can borrow from the library. The bags are loaned for three weeks, just like books. Created to provide an opportunity for people to learn fundamental skill movements together in a safe and comfortable environment, families can use these to be active together. After receiving feedback from community members, AVRL wanted to expand the…
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Valley Family Fun: Eagle Watching with Kids

Valley Family Fun: Eagle Watching with Kids By Laura Churchill Duke   It’s almost eagle watching time! This is a great event to take your kids to, as well! However, just be careful, because when my friend told her son they were going to see the eagles, he asked if they were going to sing “Peaceful, Easy Feeling”.   Well, maybe not those eagles.   This is a great introduction to bird watching for kids. Because they are fed by the farmers, the birds are attracted to the area, and so there are no long periods of waiting and hoping…
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