Events

The Apple Blossom Festival

The Apple Blossom Festival By Jennifer Gerrits Jennifer Gerrits was a summer student at the Kings County Museum in 1999 and 2000 working as an archivist/conservator organizing and indexing the administrative records of the Apple Blossom Festival (1933-1995), which were donated to the museum archives in 1999. She has continued to volunteer at the museum over the years. The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival finds its roots in the Kentville Carnival, first celebrated in the late 1920s. From this early festival, with the support of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association and the fruit farmers of the Annapolis Valley, the…
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“Expressions of Nature: Quilts by the Town & Country Quilters’ Guild”

“Expressions of Nature: Quilts by the Town & Country Quilters’ Guild” May to August 2019, Kings County Museum, Kentville Since the establishment of the Guild in 2002, the 50 members of the Town & Country Quilters’ Guild have welcomed quilters of all ages and all skill sets. Monthly meetings provide the opportunity to learn new techniques, gain inspiration, and strengthen friendships through the shared love of quilting. The group holds workshops, brings in guest speakers, takes part in retreats and community outreach projects, and enjoys displaying members’ work in exhibits such as this one. This summer the museum has planted…
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Burger Wars Episode IV: The Conclusion

Burger Wars Episode IV: The Conclusion Submitted That’s a wrap, or maybe a bun. During the month of April 2019, Campaign for Kids is excited to announce that 20,000 burgers were sold during the annual Burger Wars event. “This figure is above and beyond what we ever imagined,” says event organizer Laura Churchill Duke, who noted that last year 12,300 burgers were sold across the Valley. Each year, Burger Wars keeps getting bigger and better, and this year 47 restaurants from Digby to Windsor were involved in Burger Wars. When the event started four years ago, 23 restaurants participated, and…
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Omigod! Harvard’s Beloved Blonde takes the Quick As A Wink Stage by Pink Storm

Omigod! Harvard’s Beloved Blonde takes the Quick As A Wink Stage by Pink Storm Submitted Quick As A Wink Theatre Society proudly presents Legally Blonde, book by Heather Hach, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned…
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Art Spot: Apple Blossom Edition: Jessica Winton

Art Spot: Apple Blossom Edition: Jessica Winton This year, Uncommon Common Art (with help from The Grapevine) will have a special float in the Apple Blossom Festival Grand Street Parade. We’re proud to introduce you to Jessica Winton, the artist behind ‘the work of wolves’ the 2019 UCA Parade Float. Who: My art practice is based in Halifax, though my projects often carry me off into the streets, woodland, and open fields. As an advocate for art in the public realm, my Ris Publica body of work includes gallery exhibitions and participatory events, such as parades. What: I have been…
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Art Spot: Susan Knowling

Art Spot: Susan Knowling Who: Who am I? I am the watercolour artist whose paintings are the current works on display in the Wolfville Library. You may have seen me hanging around the Wolfville Farmers Market pencil in hand. I draw in coffee shops, parks, parking lots, graveyards, just about anywhere there is an interesting activity or landscape. What & Where: I sketch or paint in watercolour and ink for convenience and portability. My subjects are modest studies of life in and around Wolfville: who is doing what where? It is the life and activity that attract my eye, and…
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ALADDIN JR.: Disney Classic Being Performed at Evangeline Middle School

ALADDIN JR.: Disney Classic Being Performed at Evangeline Middle School By Mike Butler Make way for Prince Ali as Evangeline Middle School in New Minas gears up to perform their musical production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Lovers of the animated Disney classic, featuring the unforgettable Robin Williams as the voice of the genie, and the new live-action feature film opening this month starring Will Smith, will be swept away like they’re on a magic carpet ride as the students bring these beloved characters to the stage. You’ll see the adorable Aladdin and his faithful monkey friend Abu, Princess Jasmine and…
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A Handful of Clay and Concern for the Earth

A Handful of Clay and Concern for the Earth By Anna Horsnell Tracy Horsman’s pottery and ceramic art studio resides within a wonderful log cabin on her property overlooking Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basin. She doesn’t need to look far for inspiration. The surrounding fields and woodlands provide the perfect backdrop for creations made from the earth itself. This is art that truly requires getting your hands dirty and Horsman admits she fell in love with clay the moment she first held it in her hands as a child. “I love the smell of it, the squishiness of it,…
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Mike Uncorked: Mason & Lutes Take Over Union Street

Mike Uncorked: Mason & Lutes Take Over Union Street By Mike Butler I have got a great date night idea for everyone! Grab your partner and head to the Union Street Cafe on June 15 to hear two incredible performers: Garrett Mason and special guest poet J.G. Lutes! This is going to be a very special evening of entertainment and you don’t want to miss it! The dynamic duo of Garrett Mason and J.G.Lutes is all kinds of awesome. They find purpose in creating art and they’re taking it on the road to share with part of the country. Come…
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Highlights from The 21st Great Little Art Show

Highlights from The 21st Great Little Art Show By Tacha Reed Most look back on their 21st year as a time of exploration and growth, and the same can be said for much of the artwork in this year’s collection for The Great Little Art Show. Many returning artists have presented works that provide evidence of a period of great exploration and development. We’ve also had a number of artists bravely join us for the first time, with several sharing works that may challenge your expectations for a rural community arts exhibit. The 21st Great Little Art Show continues weekends…
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