Events

Free Vocal Lessons with Valley Voices

Free Vocal Lessons with Valley Voices By Linda Brehaut This fall, Valley Voices, the Annapolis Valley’s premier A Cappella female singing group, will be holding a program for women who love to sing called Find Your Voice. Each week during Find Your Voice participants will experience the learning of a song and will be provided with weekly music lessons in vocal production and performance. It is a six-week event, one hour per week, beginning on October 9 at 6:45pm. All rehearsals of the group, including this event, are held in the Christian Education Center at Kentville Baptist Church on 503…
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Who’s Who: Steve Roe: A Shrek-tacular Actor

Who’s Who: Steve Roe: A Shrek-tacular Actor By Mike Butler Shrek, the loveable ogre that kids and adults have adored since he first appeared on the big screen in 2001, is not only a star of the big screen, but also the big stage! Shrek the film was turned into Shrek: The Musical a few years ago and Valley audiences are about to get the chance to see this production in all its colourful glory, with a local actor taking the helm in the role of the title character. If you’ve been to a few Quick As A Wink or…
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Back from Florence for Sunday Music in the Garden Room

Back from Florence for Sunday Music in the Garden Room By Janet Kirkconnell In the past, Acadia had a fall convocation, with all the trappings. The remnant of this is what is called Homecoming Weekend, when alumni are welcomed back to campus, this year from October 12 to 14. Football is often the drawing card of this weekend, but since the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre was erected on University Avenue, and the Steinway grand piano set in place, a Sunday concert has become a tradition, if possible with alumni artists performing. Two Acadia School of Music graduates will give…
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Valley Family Fun: Share Thanksgiving

Valley Family Fun: Share Thanksgiving By Laura Churchill Duke This year, why don’t you consider sharing Thanksgiving with a newcomer family? Our family has participated in this program for the past four years and can’t wait to do it again this year! Engage Nova Scotia has put together this wonderful program where your family is paired with a newcomer who joins you for your Thanksgiving dinner. Simply go to the website and indicate when you are having your meal (Sunday or Monday) and then who else will be at your table. Then, the organization will match you and connect you…
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Mike Uncorked: Four Seasons Community Orchestra

Mike Uncorked: Four Seasons Community Orchestra By Mike Butler Do you play an instrument? Have you been practising but were unable to find an ensemble to be a part of? Well, look no further! Formed in 2002, the Four Seasons Community Orchestra (FSCO) is composed of members of all ages, ranging from teenagers to 80+, representing all four seasons of life. FSCO provides a focal point and opportunity for all the talented musicians in the Valley to play in a full symphonic ensemble. FSCO players come from most Valley communities from Windsor to Middleton and beyond, and FSCO even has…
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Acadia Performing Arts Series Presents Ambitious Multimedia Collaboration between Montreal’s collectif9 and Architek Percussion.

Acadia Performing Arts Series Presents Ambitious Multimedia Collaboration between Montreal’s collectif9 and Architek Percussion. By François Côté In a true pan-Canadian collaboration, Montreal’s collectif9 and Architek Percussion come together to present a multimedia performance of music for amplified strings and percussion, video, and spoken words. My Backyard, Somewhere is a reflection of our malleable sense of belonging in a vast country; an exploration of boundaries and locations, of our displaced sense of home. With music by five multi-genre composers from across Canada, videography by Nicole Lizée, and the words of poet Kaie Kellough providing a narrative thread, My Backyard, Somewhere…
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Mi’kmaq History Month Events: Treaty Day & Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Mi’kmaq History Month Events: Treaty Day & Sisters in Spirit Vigil By Genevieve Allen Hearn October is an important month for raising consciousness about Mi’kmaq history, culture, and the current issues facing Indigenous communities today. September 30 was Orange Shirt Day, an initiative designed to promote awareness about the residential school system and the impact this system has had on Indigenous communities in Canada. October 1 was Treaty Day, celebrated in Nova Scotia to recognize the treaties signed between the British Empire and the Mi’kmaq people. These treaties state that the Mi’kmaq never gave up their land title, and outline…
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Deep Roots at the Kings County Museum

Deep Roots at the Kings County Museum Submitted The Kings Historical Society and Deep Roots Music Festival are joining up to present two exciting “Concerts in the Courtroom” at the Kings County Museum during Deep Roots weekend. First, on Friday September 28 at 7pm, it promises to be a magical night of music in the historic courtroom at the Kings County Museum when Clary Croft brings his beautiful tenor voice, impeccable musicianship, and deep knowledge of folklore to share. Clary is cited in The Encyclopaedia of Music in Canada for his contribution to Maritime folklore and his ongoing research into…
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Art Spot: Louise McDonald

Art Spot: Louise McDonald Louise’s photographs are on exhibit at the Wolfville Memorial Library, 21 Elm Avenue, throughout the month of September WHO: I was born outside London, England but have been living in the beautiful Annapolis Valley ever since I emigrated to Canada as a child. WHAT: I have always had some kind of camera in my hand, exploring this beautiful new country, but it wasn’t until I retired from my work as a community midwife, and a kind friend gave me the gift of a nice digital camera, that my interest in the photographic world began to deepen….
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Call for Submissions: Uncommon Common Art 2019

Call for Submissions: Uncommon Common Art 2019 Uncommon Common Art (UCA) is an annual site responsive art project that brings visual art out of institutions and into rural communities of Kings County, Nova Scotia between June 1 and October 30. This free event, which is starting its twelfth year, highlights the exceptional locations of the Minas Basin and Annapolis Valley. UCA guidebooks lead residents and visitors in exploring the art installations in our communities, nature trails, and country lanes. Our projects expand the relationship between art and nature, and constantly work to make visual art and physical activity a more…
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