Events

AVDS Cares: Local Dentists Work Together to Provide Free Care

AVDS Cares: Local Dentists Work Together to Provide Free Care By Emily Leeson Just before the holiday season of giving begins, a group of local dentists and volunteers have just recently banded together to give their time and skills for free to help Annapolis Valley residents unable to otherwise access dental treatment. One of the biggest obstacles faced by many people is the cost of dental treatment and unlike other areas of the health care system, dentistry is not subsidized by health care tax dollars. This means that the full cost of the services provided by dentists in private practices…
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Dinner Out Devour Special: An interview with the creators of “Candice and Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date”

Dinner Out Devour Special: An interview with the creators of “Candice and Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date”, Leanne Bishop, Michael Mason, and Kelly Perine by Scott Campbell. Lia Renaldo (Managing Director of The Devour Food Film Festival) referred to this creative trio (who last year brought us “Reservations for Three?”) as the Darlings of Devour. It turns out they love The Devour Food Film Festival just as much and have honoured it with the Canadian premiere of their new film, “Candice and Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date”. I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of the film and then arrange…
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Blue Engine String Quartet to Perform at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday, November 5

Blue Engine String Quartet to Perform at the Festival Theatre on Saturday, November 5 The Blue Engine String Quartet is the musical attraction at the Acadia Performing Arts Series on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. The quartet features Jennifer Jones and Anne Simons, violin; Alexandra Bates, viola; and Hilary Brown, cello. The Blue Engine String Quartet was formed in 1997 as the core ensemble of the Nova Scotia chamber music series, Blue Engine Music. While Blue Engine holds true to classical roots, performing many of the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, the quartet has…
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The Grapevine Devour Picks

The Grapevine Devour Picks: Devour! Street Food Party Robie Tufts Park Thursday, November 3, 4pm-8pm Participating trucks include Gecko Bus, Cheesecurds, Donair Trailer, Nomad Gourmet, and T-Dogs. Participating vendors include Carl’s Independent, Frais Catering, Tap Root Farms, Julian’s Feel Good Food, Union Street Cafe, The Noodle Guy, Le Caveau, and Cake Lady. Shorts Program: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner Al Whittle Theatre Friday, November 5, 12:30pm-2pm With “Food First, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Sunday Lunch, So Good To See You, Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date, Home Suite Home”, and “The Cannoli”. Price: $15 Bitters Workshop with Jeffrey Van Horne &…
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Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery

Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery Scott Campbell This year was the 10th anniversary of the Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner at LeCaveau. This fantastic dinner is presented alongside the famous wines of Domaine de Grande Pré Winery and one other local winery. This year the rising star of the Valley vineyards – Lightfoot and Wolfville – was featured as the second winery in this exclusive wine and dining event. Our evening started off with an Amuse of BC Albacore Tuna Tartare served with hazelnuts, tamari, caramelized ginger, and cilantro. The…
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The Greenwood Players Present Sleeping Beauty

The Greenwood Players Present Sleeping Beauty The Greenwood Players are celebrating their 60th year of presenting well-crafted, entertaining stage productions. On November 29, they kick off their season with “Sleeping Beauty” which runs until December 3.  It will be performed as a traditional pantomime complete with audience participation, quirky songs, and the ugliest “broad” you’ve ever seen! The cast and crew are busy working away at developing this wonderfully imaginative script into a polished production. Under the direction of the gifted Jeffery Pocock, whose set design is possibly his most elaborate to date, “Sleeping Beauty” takes on all the elements…
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Family Fun in the Valley: Haunted Houses and Kids

Family Fun in the Valley: Haunted Houses and Kids By Laura Churchill Duke, Valley Family Fun There are a lot of haunted houses happening in the Valley this Halloween! Hantsport, Greenwich, and Kentville are all hosting them, and proceeds go for a great cause. Before you go, make sure your kids are ready for it. We had a terrible parenting moment last year when we forced our kids through the haunted house, thinking it would get better. It didn’t. Talk to your kids before you go and make sure they really want to go. Before you go in, make sure…
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Where to get a Scare this Halloween

Where to get a Scare this Halloween Visit valleyevents.ca for more info about times and tickets! KENTVILLE The Infirmary of Lost Souls In the basement of the Post Office at 495 Main Street Kentville Friday and Saturday Nights, 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 21, 22, 28, 29 $10 per person / $25 per family Visit the haunted hallways if you dare. All Proceeds from this terrifying experience will benefit Open Arms and Misfit Manor Dog Rescue. — HANTSPORT Haunted Churchill House Presents Once Upon A Nightmare Hantsport Memorial Community Centre October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29: 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 30:…
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Art Gallery

Ronald Deibert, founder and director of the renowned Citizen Lab, will be the H.T. Reid Lecturer at Acadia University Dr. Deibert’s lecture, “War in the World Brain,” is based on his bestselling book, “Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace,” in which he explores how the digital technologies that have innovated global communication also create spaces for digital security threats emanating from criminal enterprises, corporations, and state governments. Acadia University’s H.T. Reid Lecture series, a collaboration of the Department of History and Classics and the Department of Politics, was established in 1958 in order to give the opportunity to an…
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Return to the Garden Room

Return to the Garden Room By Thomas Clahane The first weekend of fall also brought with it the first concert of the season in the Sunday Garden Room series. One of the hallmarks of the Garden Room concerts in the past has been the diversity of classical genres that are presented, and this opening concert featured Art Song. It proved a perfect platform to feature the strong tenor voice of former Acadia music student Marcel d’Entrement and pianist Dakota Scott-Digout. Art Song is a short piece for solo voice, based on a literary text, supported by classical composition, and performed…
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