Events

Authors@Acadia Presents: Alexander McCall Smith, Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm

Authors@Acadia Presents: Alexander McCall Smith, Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm Denton Auditorium, Acadia University, Wolfville   Authors@Acadia is a year-long series of readings and presentations by authors in Canada and abroad. The events are hosted by the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, and are open to all members of the public. Books are available for sale at The Box of Delights Bookshop and at the readings!   Alexander McCall Smith, is one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors. For many years he was a professor of medical law and worked in universities in the United…
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AVRL News: Funding Announcement for the Annapolis Royal Library

AVRL News: Funding Announcement for the Annapolis Royal Library By Angela Reynolds   The Annapolis Royal Library is moving to The Academy (formerly the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy)! On Tuesday, October 10, Colin Fraser, MP for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced funding of $255,400 through their Innovative Communities Fund to be used in conjunction with a $230,822 investment from the Town of Annapolis Royal, $30,000 from the Province of Nova Scotia, $40,000 from the Municipality of the County…
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Ô-Celli at Acadia’s Performing Arts Series October 28

Ô-Celli at Acadia’s Performing Arts Series October 28 By Peter Smith The Acadia Performing Arts Series continues Saturday, October 28 at 7:30pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. The series is pleased to present Ô-Celli, a cello octet on tour from Europe. ​What can sound better than a cello? Eight cellos! This instrument, the closest to the human voice, is one of the few which carries being multiplied. When played together with others, the beauties of this instrument add up, giving birth to a unique, full, and exceptional sound. Based in Belgium, Ô-Celli was brought to life by the shared…
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The Devour Chef Interview: Peter McKenna



The Devour Chef Interview: Peter McKenna Peter McKenna started his career in rural Ireland in the mid-1990s and went on to train in the kitchens of renowned chefs in the Netherlands, London, Sydney, Dublin and Glasgow. He spent four years travelling the world as the personal chef of a Saudi sheik and two years on the yacht of a Russian oligarch. Chef Peter opened The Gannet restaurant four years ago with business partner Ivan Stein to critical acclaim. They quickly gathered a reputation as one of Glasgow’s leading restaurants. Having a firm focus on seasonal Scottish produce with solid links…
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Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Shall We Dream: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir By Emily Leeson This season the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will use their voices to draw out the theme of ‘home’: what it means to find a home, to be at home, and to support others in making a home. During the first concert of their season, “Shall We Dream,” set for October 21 and 22 at the Horton High School Performance Centre, the choir will sport T-shirts produced by recent Horton High grad Mollie Symons, aimed at raising funds for Doctors Without Borders. The “Shall We Dream” concert will share the…
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WHERE TO GET YOUR SCARE!

WHERE TO GET YOUR SCARE! Valley Ghost Walk Windsor Stage Show Presented by the Quick As A Wink Theatre Society and Valley Ghost Walks, this event has gradually expanded to include multiple locations throughout the area, showcasing haunted historical tidbits from Kentville, Wolfville, Hall’s Harbour, and Windsor. Presented throughout the summer and fall as a walking tour around the town, Ghost walks are a creatively spooky way to enjoy a memorable history lesson. The stage version features the same ghostly visitors all in one place, led with charm and style by Jerome the Gravekeeper, just in time for Halloween. Showtime:…
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New Exhibits for Bob Hainstock

New Exhibits for Bob Hainstock Submitted   Nova Scotia artist Bob Hainstock might be forgiven if he looks a bit worn around the edges these days as he contemplates his exhibition and teaching schedule for the next while: five exhibition openings, several artist talks, two teaching workshops related to the exhibitions, and an annual open house at his Annapolis Valley studio/gallery.   It begins Friday, October 6 at Acadia University Art Gallery with the opening reception of his two-month solo exhibition “Emptying Landscapes – An Altered Place.” The extra large 4’x4’ pieces are all mixed media on rust prints and…
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The 25th Valley Harvest Marathon

The 25th Valley Harvest Marathon Raymond Field, Acadia University, Wolfville   On Thanksgiving Weekend the Wolfville area welcomes several thousand runners for the Valley Harvest Marathon (VHM). The event is certainly a draw for many runners, eager for the event along with all the harvest-time activities on the go in the surrounding area.   Each year the VHM supports various organizations in return for their volunteer time dedicated to putting on the event. Last year, those organizations included the Shriners, the Evangeline Middle School Breakfast Program, the Central Kings Bank, the Canadian Ski Patrol, the Kingsport Wellness and Fitness Society,…
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The Q&A: Running with Cheri

The Q&A: Running with Cheri Emily Leeson   The Valley Harvest Marathon is coming up and we wanted to know more about running in the Valley! We asked runner Cheri Killam a couple questions:   How long have you been running? I started running in 2011 — right at the end of my first year of law school. I started all by myself with an app call Couch to 5k, which was apt because I’d always been a Couch Potato. I began in May that year with my first goal of making it to the 10k at the Valley Harvest…
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New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley

New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley Emily Leeson   There are new ideas afoot about how to live in our valley. Two groups are holding meetings and inviting the public to discover new ways to interact with neighbours and live out what it means to be part of a community.     Co-Housing Public Meeting in Windsor   A group in the Windsor area has been meeting over the past year to discuss and learn about Co-housing. On Sunday, October 22 (1pm-3pm) the group is hosting their first Co-Housing Public Meeting at the Cedar Centre in Windsor and…
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