Events

In With the New

In With the NewBy Genevieve Allen Hearn As the leaves fall, some amazing new businesses around the Annapolis Valley are in bloom! LilyPond Vintage Furniture & Home Décor – Kentville Shirley Whiteway-Matheson opened a second location of her retail business in Kentville at the beginning of the month. The original LilyPond shop is located in Elmsdale. Shirley has been refinishing furniture and decorating on a budget for over twenty years. Her specialty is making old things new and seeing the potential in outdated furniture. She offers painting workshops where she teaches others how to affordably re-love their old furniture again,…
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Soldier’s Social 1940s Dance

Soldier’s Social 1940s Dance The Kings Historical Society and CentreStage Theatre are hosting a night of wartime camaraderie with a touch of the poignant. Guests will enjoy a night of live 1940s-era music (with Rewind), light fare, theatre, and dancing. Ken Bezanson, pianist, will make a special appearance in the lobby and 1944 singing sensations Wendy and Donna will perform on the main stage. There will be a cash bar serving refreshments and “cigarette girls” will stroll the ballroom of Main Street Station. We look forward to welcoming you to our event as we rewind the clocks to 1944! Friday…
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West Kings Hungry Bowls Fundraiser: Youth Raising Awareness of Food Security Issues

West Kings Hungry Bowls Fundraiser: Youth Raising Awareness of Food Security IssuesSubmitted West Kings District High School’s first Hungry Bowls fundraising dinner is taking place in the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30-7:00pm as a drop-in meal. Tickets are $25 at the door in support of local food banks, and include a meal of soups, rolls, and desserts, and a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowl. A free will offering at the suggested minimum of $5 allows the event to be accessible to children and families. Artwork in both traditional and electronic media will be on display to raise awareness of hunger….
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Farm to Fork: Fostering Connections with WFM2Go

Farm to Fork: Fostering Connections with WFM2GoBy Avery Peters Like many who live in Wolfville, the Farmers’ Market was a place where I immediately found community when I moved here over 5 years ago. A farmers’ market can seem intimidating to some who do not like big crowds or crowded places. I am an introvert, and admit, despite my wholehearted support of small farmers and the market, to not always feeling like putting out the social energy required to go to the market. However, other days I am totally energized and soak up every minute of running into friends and…
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Gaspereau Press to hold its TWENTIETH Wayzgoose & Open House

Gaspereau Press to hold its TWENTIETH Wayzgoose & Open HouseSubmitted On Saturday October 26, Gaspereau Press will host its 20th annual ‘wayzgoose’ and open house at its printshop in Kentville, Nova Scotia. The day-long public event will feature talks by guest letterpress printers from Minnesota and Ontario, readings by some of the press’s authors, and an afternoon open house at the printshop with demonstrations of various aspects of book production and printing. This year’s guest printers are Mary Bruno, proprietor of Bruno Press in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, and Larry Thompson, proprietor of The Greyweathers Press in Merrickville, Ontario. Bruno and…
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Where To Get Your Scare This Hallowe’en

Where To Get Your Scare This Hallowe’en: Explore Ghost Town in Annapolis RoyalOctober 24 – 31, 2019 GHOSTLY GARDENS AFTER DARK: October 24, 25 and 266:30-8:30pm – Rain or Shine!A hauntingly good time for the whole family.Where: Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens,441 St George Street, Annapolis Royal.Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).Tickets: $7 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under)Purchase tickets online, or at the door.Information: 902-532-7018 CANDLELIGHT GRAVEYARD TOURS: October 24, 25 and 269:30pm – Rain or Shine!Join Alan Melanson as he introduces you to ghosts of our past!Where: Fort Anne National Historic Site…
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Upcoming Events at Middleton’s Macdonald Museum

Upcoming Events at Middleton’s Macdonald Museum Bridge Parties: Mondays, September 23, October 7, and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2. 1:00 pm. Admission $5.00. Light refreshments. Greenwood Camera Club Exhibit: October and November Opening Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00pm. Steve Skafte: author and photographer mapping Nova Scotia’s abandoned roads, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00pm. Safe Halloween: Trick or treating and various activities, Thursday, October 31 at 5:30pm. Free admission. 33rd Annual Christmas Craft Sale: Friday, November 22, 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, November 23, 10:00am – 4:00 pm. Old-Fashioned Christmas Tea: Enjoy lots of goodies! Everyone is invited…
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Kings County Museum Events

Kings County Museum Events Exhibit: Maladies, Remedies, & Pharmacies The Spanish Flu Pandemic (1918-1920) Opening October 1, 2019 In 1918, as World War One swept across Europe, a silent and deadly enemy overtook the entire world. The Spanish Flu Pandemic resulted in the death of between 50 to 100 million people yet it is largely forgotten today. This exhibit explores this catastrophic event and how it impacted the people of Kings County. TALK: Abandoned RCAF Radar Station BEAVERBANK with Bud Berntson, 111 Wing Dartmouth Tuesday, October 29, 7:30pm In 1950 manned bomber raids by the Soviet Union over Nova Scotia…
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Authors @ Acadia: Madeline Bassnett

Authors @ Acadia: Madeline Bassnett By Wanda Campbell Madeline Bassnett will be reading from her poetry on Monday, October 7 at 7pm in the Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Memorial Library, in this year’s second installment of Authors @ Acadia, brought to you by Acadia’s Department of English and Theatre, and Gaspereau Press. Bassnett is the author of two chapbooks, Pilgrimage (2016) and Elegies (2011), and a literary monograph, Women, Food Exchange, and Governance in Early Modern England (2016), but on October 7, she will be reading from her first full-length poetry collection, Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau, 2019), which contains…
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A Mushroom Foray at The Booker School

A Mushroom Foray at The Booker School By Jen Wheeldon On Friday September 13, the ‘early years,’ primary, and grade one classes at The Booker School in Port Williams spent the afternoon exploring the school forest with Jocelyn Hatt and myself, Jen Wheeldon. As amateur naturalists and mycologists, Joss and I frequently spend time in the woods with our respective children. My daughter Norah attends The Booker School, and they spend time outdoors and use the natural environments at the school, such as the forest on campus, to enhance learning opportunities. The students at The Booker School often go on…
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