Events

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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International Women’s Day Events

International Women’s Day EventsWomen of Wolfville March 8 is International Women’s Day and there is a lot happening: Chrysalis House is doing its annual carnation campaign. Each year they ask local businesses and organizations to join them in celebrating by handing out carnations to their customers/ clients. They will be delivering flowers on March 6th so that they can be handed out all weekend long. The theme this year is Each for Equal. An equal world is an enabled world.If you are interested in participating please contact Shauna at shaunam@chrysalishouse.ca Girls on BoardsAn evening of speakers & opportunities for girls and…
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International Women’s Day at NSCC

Women’s Place Resource Centre to Host International Women’s Day at KingstecSubmitted An equal world is an enabled world. This is the message being expressed at International Women’s Day events around the world, including the March 7 event at NSCC Kingstec, hosted by the Women’s Place Resource Centre. Held from 1:30-3:00pm, it’s a celebration of the efforts made to date and an invitation for participants to voice their vision of what they want equality to look like by 2030. “Equality isn’t just a women’s issue. It’s an issue that impacts everyone. Every community. Every industry. Every day,” explains Della Longmire, executive…
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The Ulysses String Quartet in the Garden Room on March 1

The Ulysses String Quartet in the Garden Room on March 1By Janet Kirkconnell Performances by the Ulysses String Quartet, founded in the summer of 2015, and at present the graduate quartet-in-residence at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, have been greeted by critics with unbridled enthusiasm. “Emotively and dynamically, the quartet is particularly astounding” wrote one critic in The Guardian. They were praised by The Strad magazine for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty,” and “the kind of chemistry many quartets long for, but rarely achieve.” San Diego Story noted their “avid enthusiasm… [with] chops to back up…
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Romance in the Valley

Romance in the Valley Justice of the Peace Sarah Anderson of East Coast Pop Up Weddings knows her way around a romantic setting, and she brings a sense of fun and adventure to the weddings she officiates. “The goal of East Coast Pop Up Weddings,” she notes, “is simplicity, low-stress, and sometimes a bit of spontaneity, all while creating a celebration that’s ceremony-focused and real.” Who better to ask about some of the best places for romance in the Annapolis Valley? These are Sarah’s top picks: Snowshoeing at Grand-Pré Park: The perfect quiet and tranquil winter setting. Cooking classes at…
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