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at the time but, after we met for coffee, was overjoyed to learn she had been a very active member of “Ultra Gypsy”, a very innovative troupe who had inspired me to be more creative in my music & costume choices.

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ROSE HARDEN WORKSHOP/SHOW I met Rose Harden about 7 years on Salt Spring Island, BC. Rose had traveled there from San Francisco to visit her cousin, Andrea, who was one of my belly dance students & troupe members.  I didn't know much about Rose

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It is interesting that San Francisco is the current hotbed of belly dance as a performance art. Tribal Fusion belly dance has been a strong force there for over a decade & many of us travel there to work with the best teachers.  Rose is fast becoming a soughtafter performer & teacher.  Perhaps one of her biggest successes is her work as a guest dancer with the very popular Beats Antique, whose music is a blend of electronica & Middle Eastern rhythms.  On Friday, April 27th, she, along with belly dancers from all around the Maritimes, will be performing at the “Rose Hips Belly Dance Show” at 7 pm at the Wolfville Farmer's Market.  Tickets are $12 at the door.  On April 28th & 29th, the workshops will be held at “The Coop” at 945 Church St., Port Williams.  It will be catered by “The Hip Rose Catering Company” (notice all the “rose” energy!!!)  For more info:

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Pete's in Wolfville Foodies rejoice! During the week of May 7th - 12th (there’s no firm date yet), Pete’s will be the opening in Wolfville’s Warehouse Mall. Dianne Hamilton, Pete Luckett’s Chief Operating Officer, shared with The Grapevine reasons to get excited for this new 11500 square-foot grocery store.

“We believe that Wolfville and the surrounding area is our prime demographic. Pete and I both have a heart for the area (she grew up in Kentville while Pete's been living in the Gaspereau Valley for a while now) and it's a wonderful opportunity to employ many local people.” In fact, all of the 70-75 staff (60% being full-time) will be local because, “We want to have a strong relationship with the community. People are number 1 at Pete’s and customer satisfaction is only equal to staff satisfaction.” This is going to be everything Pete

Aeolian Singers Present Singing with Heart in Wolfville

The Aeolian Singers will present Singing with Heart, an evening of relaxing and beautiful music on Saturday, May 5th at 7:30pm at Wolfville Baptist Church. Singer Susan Crowe will take part, along with members of the Women of Wolfville. Musicians Pam Mason, Allen Gaskin and Shi-

mon Walt will also perform. The Aeolians are champions of music for women, and over the years, they’ve commissioned many new works for the choir by a diverse range of Canadian composers, including music by singer/ songwriters like Susan Crowe, Connie Kaldor and Raylene Rankin. The choir is currently under the direction of Janet Gaskin.  The Aeolians are accompanied by Hannah Parks.

Entrepreneurs’ Showcase & April Flavours Feast Showcase - 2 pm – Irving Auditorium April Flavours - 6 pm - Wheelock Hall,

12 Chefs and 7 Wineries

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People’s Choice Awards 2012

Vote for Your Favourite Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert, and Beverage

Silent Auction

Lots of Fine Auction Items

Tickets $38

- Available at Box of Delights, Wolfville – 542-9511 (cash, VISA, MC) Kings RDA, Kentville (cash, cheque) Linda Best – 542-3442, 670-3660 or Fundraising Acadia Community Farm and Friends of Agriculture

GASPEREAU VALLEY FIBRES Suppliers of yarn, fibres, spinning and weaving equipment.

Dianne went on to add that, “People will be genuinely excited to see the inside of the building and the diversity of the products.” Yes indeed we’re excited Pete! Welcome to Wolfville!!

Acadia University – Monday, April 30th

Tickets: Box of Delights in Wolfville or at the door. Prices are $12 and $15.

830 Gaspereau River Rd 1-902-542-2656

As for potential parking issues, some changes to the main lot will be made and there will be an active pick-up area where people can briefly stop for loading. They are also working with the Town and landlord to promote current Town parking options and other long-term solutions.

A Celebration of Farmers, Producers and Chefs and the Local Foods and Beverages they Provide for us

Photo by Ernest Cadegan

Continuing last season's Singing with Heart theme, the Aeolians are striving to make Nova Scotian women aware of the importance of heart health, and will include repertoire from their 35th anniversary concert in this performance.

has wanted in a country store including having a: tea bar (new to any location), baker, butcher, fishmonger, juice bar, fresh salad & sushi bar. Although there won’t be a back deck yet (it’s on the radar), the extensive renovations have retained original features of the building including incredible panoramic views of Blomidon in the distance.

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Why is there a Yoga Day for Human Rights?

Yoga has eight limbs, the first of which is Ahimsa. Ahimsa is sometimes stated as non-violence or compassion for all living thing. The word ahimsa literally means not to injure or show cruelty to any creature or any person in any way whatsoever. Ahimsa is, however, more than just lack of violence as adapted in yoga. It means kindness, friendliness, and thoughtful consideration of other people and things. It also has to do with our duties and responsibilities too. Ahimsa implies that in every situation we should adopt a considerate attitude and do no harm. At Inner Sun we encourage students to be respectful of how they treat their bodies. Students who come the April 28th classes can make a donation to Amnesty International which is dedicated to reducing harm to those experiencing or at risk of torture. When we come to this day of classes we live our practice of Ahimsa. Thank you to the teachers who are giving freely of their time and talents on this day. ~ Inner Sun Yoga Studio. See page 8 and 9

Lorne Elliott Brings Comedy Mayhem to MIPAC in May The Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre will present the comedy of Lorne Elliott on Saturday, May 5th at 8pm. With his barely tamed hair, his rubbery face and his miniature guitar, the Canadian musical comedian is the master of all that is silly, side-splitting and strange.  Combining dry humour with musical numbers and skits, Elliott is a shrewd observer of the behaviour of the Canadian human animal. Often self-deprecating and never profane, Elliott’s funny is family-friendly and his ability to entertain is as keen as his wit. Elliott has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between. Well known as the host of his own CBC

Radio Comedy Series, Elliott has been performing professionally on stage for decades. He has performed his one-man show in theatres, universities and clubs. He opened concerts for Rodney Dangerfield in New York City and Jay Leno in Montreal. He has made regular appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival since it started in 1986.  He is also an award-winning playwright and his plays are regularly produced across Canada. Tickets are $28 ($26 for students and seniors), and are available at Moe's Place Music Sales, 129 Gerrish Street, Windsor or by calling 798-5565. All taxes and charges included.  For more information, please see

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Minds' Comedy Troupe. We’ll also be offering tasty appetizers and a Chinese auction.

The Kings County Chapter of the Nova Scotia Schizophrenia Society has organized a fundraising event "LAUGHTER is the BEST MEDICINE" which will take place on Friday, April 27th from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Kentville Firehall.

The entrance fee is $10 a person and for advance ticket sales and information please call Pat @ 678-8458 or Pam @ 365-1701 ext. #2890. We are a non-profit organization with the money raised going toward mental health educational events in Kings County.

The evening entertainment will include the musical talent of singer/songwriter Caleb Miles and the return of the hilarious comedy team, 'The Healthy

On behalf of the Kings County Schizophrenia Society & Board of Directors, we thank-you for your support and interest.

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Burma, the Greenwood Airbase claiming multiple wind turbines on the North Mountain would negatively affect search & rescue and radar operations & the upcoming US Congress vote on CISPA - legislation that would allow private companies to share our personal information with the government. Local or international, funny or serious, what headlines are you most paying attention to these days?

Cinematopia Video

360 Main St., Wolfville, 697FILM (3456) / We're moving up the street to 418 Main St., across from the post office. Starting on Thurs, April 26th, Cinematopia is offering a tremendous deal on DVD rentals: rent 5 movies for $10, rent 10 movies for $15, and keep them until we re-open at our new location on May 4th. Come rent in bulk to help clear our shelves for the big move & feed your film addiction while we re-settle!

Copper Fox Gallery – 4092 Route 359, Hall’s Harbour, 6797073 / • Copper Fox Gallery in Hall's Harbour is thinking about the wellbeing of our fishermen. Windmills in the area could seriously jeopardize their safety. Copper Fox Gallery will open very soon!! Please check our website often! Harwood House Bed & Breakfast – Wolfville, 542-5707 / • Wonderful to see the close to 100% occupancy rate of the businesses on Main Street in Wolfville. A very positive indicator of all kinds of good things to come!

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Megan opened her doors, after many years working at Light & Shadow Video Store, in January 2010

Atlantic Lighting Studio –

16 Elm Ave. Wolfville, 542-3431 / • As lighting professionals, efficient use of electricity is a key consideration as we guide our clients toward lighting solutions. Presently, we're offering 10% off all energy efficient bulbs (CFLs and LEDs) along with Efficiency Nova Scotia's rebates on select bulbs and dimmers. Come see how beautiful saving energy can be!

liams, 692-1462 / • "Helping Herd" is an online auction FB page to raise funds for the Silver Trust. A fire killed 40+ cashmere goats in River John, NS. Cecilia & 15+ artists will be at Flight Line Cafe, Greenwood on April 28th.

boso Bamboo Boutique – Harbourside Drive (Railtown) Wolfville, 542-7790 / • I am always amazed by how diverse (and incorrect) the weather report is! Be prepared for anything in breathable, comfortable, thermoregulating bamboo clothing. Bluenose II Company Store – 121 Bluenose Drive on Lunenburg’s waterfront, 634-1963 / bluenose2. • The narrowest point of our province is between Windsor

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

and Chester. We’re a short 35km south of Chester. Clothing for all, books, DVDs, CDs by local artists, pictures, rope, unique gifts, pieces of Bluenose II wood.

CentreStage Theatre – 61

River St, Kentville, 678-8040 (reservations) / 678-3502 (info.) / • Need something special for Mom or to show appreciation for a favourite teacher? Consider a $30 dinner/ theatre package from CentreStage Theatre and Paddy’s Pub in Kentville.

Inner Sun Yoga Centre – 112

Front St. Wolfville, 542-YOGA / • April 28th is Yoga Day for Human Rights. We are offering free classes all day! Students can make a donation to Amnesty International which is dedicated to reducing harm to those experiencing or at risk of torture. Thank you to the teachers who are giving freely of their time and talents on this day (see page 3).

Evangeline Inn & Motel Inc. ("Stirling's") – 11668 Highway

#1, Grand Pre, 542-2703 / • We’ll be re-opening for the season on Saturday, April 28th...hope to see you then! “Like Us” on Facebook for info and promotions during the season!

at all levels! Thanks for supporting all the great local businesses!

Deep Roots Music Cooperative – Wolfville, 542-ROOT

/ • Until the end of June you can buy “Early Bird passes” to Deep Roots Music Festival 2012 for the ridiculously low price of $75!! Featuring: Loudon Wainwright III, Lynn Miles (w/Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster), James Hill, Mae Moore, The Modern Grass, Meaghan Blanchard, Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys and more.

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education – 680-8839 / sisterlo- • Please join us this Friday night at the Wolfville Farmer's Market Bldg. for our "Rose Hips Belly Dance Show" featuring San Francisco's Rose Harden (who dances with Beats Antique) as well as dancers from all over the province. 7 pm. $12 at the door (see page 1).

Oakview Farm – 7 Longspell Road, Kingsport, 582-7454 / • There is a New Greenhouse in Kingsport at Oakview Farm! Flowers in pots and baskets, bedding plants and vegetable transplants. Herbs, gerberas, begonias, wave petunias, pansies, sweet peas & many more.

Pie r Squared – 35 Minas View

Dr., Wolfville, 697-2502 / • News Flash!! Buying and eating local just makes sense

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THURSDAYS Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Jam w/ Kevin Meyers (26th), w/Glen Campbell (3rd), w/ Kevin Meyers (10th) 7pm Junkyard Lounge (New Minas): Live Jazz Music (26th) 8pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (26th, 3rd & 10th) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (26th, 3rd & 10th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Amsterjam Live Music (26th, 3rd & 10th) 9pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Karaoke (26th, 3rd & 10th) 9pm

Union Street Café (Berwick): Open Mic w/Dusty Keleher (27th), w/Andy & Ariana (4th) 8:30pm Lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): Hal Bruce (4th) 8:30pm Stoneroom Lounge (Kentville): Open Mic w/Justin Wood (27th & 4th) 9pm Dooly’s (New Minas): Country Night w/Life of Riley (27th), DJ Gizmo (4th) 9:30pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): DJ Gizmo (27th) $3 10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ MC Squared (27th & 4th) 10pm SATURDAYS T.A.N. Coffee (Windsor) Jam session w/ Alyre Berlemont & Wray Schofield (28th) 5pm

West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ MC Squared (26th & 3rd) 10pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Cat Upatrio (28th), Arrian Long-Sorochan (5th) 7pm

Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (27th & 4th) 6:30 - 10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Hal Bruce (27th), Witchitaw (4th) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Jon Duggan (27th), Amanda LeBlanc (4th) 8:30pm

Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (28th & 5th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Amsterjam Live Music (28th & 5th) 9pm Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Gizmo (28th & 5th) 9:30pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night! (26th, 3rd, & 10th) 9:30pm


River Brothers (28th), Jack MacDonald (5th) 9pm

Lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): Jon Duggan (28th), Park Street (5th) 8:30pm Kings Arm Pub (Kentville): Mark Riley Band (28th) 8:30pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Jon Duggan (5th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): The Black

West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Courtyard (28th) 8pm, DJ Fade (5th) 10pm SUNDAYS Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Irish Music Session (29th & 6th) 9pm MONDAYS Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/ Jenny MacDonald (30th), w/ Amanda LeBlanc (7th) 8pm TUESDAYS The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic w/ The Port House Band (1st & 8th) 7:30pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (1st & 8th) 8pm T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mike & Donna (1st & 8th) 8pm WEDNESDAYS

Thursdays Babies & Books - Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am Babies and caregivers can join us for stories, songs and playtime. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 Cochrane’s Walk & Talk - Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am A Heart & Stroke walkabout program. Also on Tuesdays. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-3972 In the Round Knitting Group Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm INFO: 542-2656 Seniors Afternoon Out - Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:30-4:30pm • Gather in an attractive, supervised and friendly environment and spend time engaged in a social afternoon with peers. Also on Wednesdays. INFO: 698-6309 Walking Group - Gaspereau School, Gaspereau 2:30-4:30pm • Please bring clean indoor shoes. TIX: no charge INFO: gaspereau.

Fridays Yoga For Everyone (Community Yoga) - Farmers’ Market, Wolfville 12-1pm All-levels yoga (mats available) Also on Wednesdays. TIX: $5 donation drop-in

Saturdays Wolfville Farmers' Market DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm April 28th Music: Heather Kelday. May 5th Music: Naming the Twins. INFO: Peace Vigil - Post Office, Wolfville. 12-1pm

Sundays Scrabble on the Hill - K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia 10am

Newcomers welcome. Bring your board if you have one. 1st and 3rd Sunday (May 6th) TIX: no charge INFO: 684-3733 Valley Youth Project - Civic Centre, New Minas 4-6:30pm Are you a young LGBTQ-identified person or ally who is looking for a community? Drop-in is held every month on the 1st and 3rd Sunday (May 6th) TIX: no charge INFO: Valley Youth Project on FB /

Tuesdays Book in the Nook - Wolfville Memorial Library 10-10:30am Curl up, relax and enjoy listening to a story in our book nook. Suggested age range: 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 In the Round Knitting Group Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 6 -9pm INFO: 542-2656 Scottish Country Dance Classes - Legion, Wolfville 7:309:30pm No partner needed; beginners welcome. TIX: $6 / class, $60 / term. INFO: 542-5320 45’s Card Parties - Community Centre, White Rock 7:30pm Lunch provided, prizes available. TIX: $2 INFO: 542-3109   Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) Practice Group - St. Francis of Assissi Church Hall basement, Wolfville, 7-8:30 pm Open to all who have taken CFQ Level 1 TIX: free will donation INFO: roche@

Wednesdays Home Schooling Play Group 10am Explore our community by learning about how things work and having fun. All ages welcome. Email for location. TIX: no charge INFO: Alisa @ nguyenalisa1@

Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke & Open Mic w/ Margie & James (2nd & 9th) 9pm

143 Gerrish St Windsor NS 798-0124

Movie-Mania Moving Madness"starts April 26: RENT 5 FILMS for $10 or 10 FILMS for $15

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Slices of Nova Scotia — Pheonix Hollow B&B, Windsor. May 6th, 11am-5pm • A celebration of our Maritime beauty. Enjoy original oil and acrylic creations at studio prices by Kelly Mitchelmore, iron works by sculptor Al Simm and local wine by Avondale Sky Winery. TIX: free will offering INFO: Great Little Art Show — Avon River Heritage Museum, Newport Landing. Opens Friday, April 27th 7pm until Sunday, April 29th • Hants County-connected artists, both novice and professional, annually share their work with us in support of the Avon River Heritage Museum (see ad page 8). TIX: $7 - Friday night, $2 Sat and Sun, no charge for kids under 12 INFO: 757-1718 / Black & Blue — Art Gallery, Acadia. Opens Friday April 27th 7pm until June 10th • Artists Wayne Boucher and Don Pentz for 35 years have embarked on a journey through abstract painting. This exhibition will mark the first time their work has been shown publicly together in the Annapolis Valley. INFO: 585-1373 / gallery.

LIVE THeATRE Lorne Elliott — Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor. May 5th 8-9:30pm • Lorne Elliott is set to send your giggles “madly off in all directions.” With his barely tamed afro, his rubbery face and his miniature guitar, the Canadian musical comedian is the master of all that is silly, side-splitting and strange. Combining dry humour with musical numbers and skits, Elliott is a shrewd observer of the behaviour of the Canadian human animal. Often selfdeprecating, always silly and never profane, Elliott’s funny is family friendly (see page 3) TIX: $28 adults, $26 seniors / students @ Moe's Music INFO: 798-5841 / mermaidtheatre. Mr. Pim Passes By — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Fridays and Saturdays 8pm until

Paintings by Trigve Vickers — T.A.N Café, Windsor. Until the end of April • Acrylic on canvas using the three primary colours in his work plus black and white, with a punch of colour from time to time. INFO: 792-1518 / Acadia Advanced Art Presents: Painterly Expressions — Jack’s Gallery, Back lobby, Acadia Cinema, Wolfville. Until May 5th • Featuring the work of mainly graduating Acadia University students enrolled in the art program. INFO: Paintings by Dana Greene — Apple Bin Gallery, Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Until May 31st • INFO: 678- 5414 Cindy Rosser: Light, spirit, power — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Until the end of May • Paintings that capture the light, spirit and power of the natural world around her. INFO: 6788040 / After The Storm by Marilyn Rand — Designer Café, Kentville. Until June 3rd • Impressionistic work representing the bold bright colours in landscapes following a storm. INFO: 3653322

May 26th with a 2pm matinee on May 6th and 20th • Set in the 1920's drawing room of an English country home, the simple plot has to do with whether the mistress of the house's second marriage is a bigamous one, since her first husband may not be dead. A delightful comedy written by A.A. Milne (of Winnie the Pooh fame) most appropriate for ages 9 + TIX: $12 adults, $10 seniors/students. See poster page 6. INFO: 678-8040 / Mulan Jr. — Wolfville School, May 10th – 12th 7pm & matinee May 12th 1:30pm • 32 grade 3-5 students directed and produced by Horton High student Rachel Manko Lutz. See page 15 Who’s Who for more. TIX: $10 adults, $7 children/groups of 5 or more INFO: wolfvillemulan@gmail. com

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April 26 -May 10, 2012 Acadia University 15 University Ave, Wolfville. 542-2201 Staffed Switchboard 8:30am-4:30pm. – General Inquiries

Acadia Perspective: Beaubassin – A research gem for Acadia the agreement was signed, Arthur Irving was the Chancellor of Acadia and past President of DUC. According to Geoff Harding, Manager of Major Projects for DUC, “the Irvings felt that the old farmhouse could be upgraded to support researchers from Acadia to do meaningful research on issues of interest to DUC, Acadia and IOL.” By July 2009, the farmhouse had been completely renovated into a field laboratory facility (incorporating equipment from Acadia’s former Biology building, Patterson Hall), with sleeping quarters for at least 15 guests and a boardroom for 20 people.

David Duke at the Tantramar Marshes “The Beaubassin region is an extremely important site,” explains David MacKinnon (’74), Acadia’s Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. “The research opportunities are immense.” The Beaubassin Field Station is a research gem tucked away in the Tantramar Marshes on the Nova Scotia – New Brunswick Border. The project began in 1985 when Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) began acquiring and developing freshwater wetlands in the region. In 1996, Irving Oil Limited (IOL) joined the project and since then, 1000 acres of land, including an 1862 farmhouse have been acquired. In 2008, Acadia signed a 10-year research agreement to study wetlands and waterfowl in the area. The following year, IOL, Acadia and DUC signed a Funding Partners Agreement that outlined areas of common interest and agreed to explore the development of an overall Acadian Ecosystem Research Strategy. The first of these milestones was the establishment of the Beaubassin Field Station. “This research opportunity,” says MacKinnon “has really come to Acadia because of the efforts of Arthur and Sandra Irving.” When

“Not only is the Beaubassin region an ideal wetland region,” explains MacKinnon, “but it is also a place of historical significance.” This means that the research happening at the Beaubassin Field Station is trans-disciplinary. “We have research happening there in biology, environmental science, geology and history,” says MacKinnon. Dr. Ian Spooner from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science is studying the lakes in the region to understand how natural changes, short term climate change and human activity affect the lakes. Dr. Phil Taylor, of the Biology Department is conducting radar studies of bird migration as the region is part of a major migratory pathway for ducks, songbirds and shorebirds. Drs. David Duke, Barry Moody (’67) and Stephen Henderson (‘89) from the Department of History and Classics are examining the historical significance of the site. The land was first inhabited by the Mi’qmaw, and then became one of the largest Acadian settlements. The area played a crucial role in the course of the Seven Years’ War and the subsequent Acadian expulsion. The Battle of Fort Cumberland in 1776 was also

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Henderson is researching transportation across and through the Isthmus of Chignecto since the mid-19th century and the cultural idea of the Tantramar Marshes in the 20th century. “This is a space that humans have long dreamed of manipulating, but they are also (occasionally) humbled by the natural forces and geography there.” Moody’s area of interest rests on agricultural patterns, especially in marshland agriculture, and social and cultural development in the Chignecto Isthmus. The Beaubassin example demonstrates the opportunities presented by trans-disciplinary research involving the humanities and the applied sciences. Partnerships such as those with the Irving family and Ducks Unlimited place Acadia at the forefront of research that works to understand and explain our world. By Laura Churchill Duke (’98) Originally published in the Fall 2011 Acadia Alumni Bulletin. For more stories on Acadia and its alumni community, please visit: alumni. For more information on Beaubassin: David Duke,

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The history team’s research is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aid to Small Universities (ASU) grant. Duke is examining resiliency and sustainability in the Beaubassin area: historically, how do people recover from natural disasters? How do different groups of people, over time, construct their lives around the land, and, how does the land change people?


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an early skirmish in the American Revolution. “Beaubassin is one of the most historically dense and important regions in North America,” says Duke. “It is also one of the most overlooked.”

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Jam Dance — Civic Centre,

New Minas 7-8:30pm • Come have fun with each other through improvised live music, dance, creative movement, and stories. No experience required. All ages and abilities welcome! TIX: $0.50 INFO: 582-3888

maritime provinces! See page 1 TIX: $12 INFO: 680-8839 /


Dump And Run — Athletic Complex, Acadia 9am-3pm • Massive garage sale! See page 7 TIX: no charge INFO: 585-2150 /

Community Yoga Human Rights Day Development Committee — Inner Sun Yoga Centre, Wolfville Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville 9:30am-6pm • No charge yoga all

7-9pm. • Open to the public. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5767





Administrative Professional's Symposium — Old Orchard

Inn, Wolfville 8am • Three fabulous keynote speakers, professional development, networking opportunities and more! TIX: $39 - $139 INFO: 542-5751

Fundraiser: Laughter is the Best Medicine —

Fire Hall, Kentville 6:30-9pm • Entertainment will include musical talent of singer/ songwriter Caleb Miles, plus the hilarious comedy team - 'The Healthy Minds' Comedy Troupe. Tasty appetizers and a Chinese auction also available. All money raised goes to Kings County Schizophrenia Society. See page 3 TIX: $10 INFO: Pat 678-8458 / Pam 365-1701 ext 2890

Rose Hips Belly Dance Show — Farmers Market,

Wolfville 7-8:30pm • Featuring San Francisco's Rose Harden (Guest Belly Dancer with Beats Antique,Member of Dangerous Beauties, & Strange Brew instructor) as well as beautiful belly dancers from all over the

day. All donations for Amnesty International Canada. See page 3 TIX: by donation INFO: 542-9642

Gaspereau River Trail — 3

pools parking lot, Gaspereau 10am • Kids aged 8 and up are welcome with a parent as well as dogs on leashes. Participants will be required to fill out and sign a waiver at the start of the hike. This hike is an easy hike with some climbing and wet places along the way; approximately 3 hours including lunch. Please RSVP. TIX: no charge INFO:

Annual Stamp Exhibition and Sale — Fire Hall, Kentville

10am-4pm • Stamp exhibits, sale tables and auction. TIX: no charge INFO: 825-1231

Young Naturalist Club —

K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia 10:3011:30am • Nicole D’Entremont will give us a tour of Dr. Steve Mockford's lab at Acadia and talk about amphibians and species at risk such as the Blandings Turtle! Please email to register. TIX: no charge INFO: 582-3238 /

Tim Hortons Supper —

Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 4-6pm • All proceeds go towards Camp Day 2012. TIX: $10 adult, $5 under 12 @ Tims in Wolfville INFO: 542-1755

Ducks Unlimited Fundraising Dinner — Old

Orchard Inn, Wolfville 5:30pm • Gourmet turkey dinner, 3 auctions and special raffles. TIX: $50 single (meal & membership), $80 couple (2 meals & 1 membership) INFO: 679-6691 /

Variety Show — Community

Community Arts Sunday

— Ross Creek Centre for the Hall, White Rock 7-9pm •Lots of Arts, Canning 12-4pm • A great local talent including; Liam Potter, community art day with delicious The Krausse family, Stillwater, spring food, fabulous art projects and many more. All funds to for all ages, a last chance to play support the Rebuilding Fund for with Jacqueline Steudler's gallery the Black River Community Hall exhibit "Interaction" and more! TIX: by donation INFO: 542-3498 TIX: by donation INFO: 582-3842 /

Titanic Remembered: Recollections and Reflections — Baptist Church,

Wolfville 7:30pm • Presented by Kings Chorale w/special guests Christianne Rushton and the Baroque N' Fiddle String Quartet. TIX: $15 INFO: 825-4946 /

Concert: Hupman Brothers — Community Hall,

Ardoise 8pm • Presenting songs and arrangements of swing/ ragtime blues guitar music. TIX: $10 INFO: 757-3884

Community Roots Concert — Fire Hall, New

Minas 8pm-12am • New Minas Recreation is hosting a night of Roots music featuring Witchitaw and SWIG in support of providing musical equipment for the music room in the brand new Civic Centre opening in September. TIX: $15 INFO: 681-6972

Building Bridges for Brigadoon — Lions

Club, Wolfville 9pm – 12am • Fundraising dance (feat Men Will Be Boys) and auction. All funds go to Brigadoon Camp for kids with Chronic Disease. 19 or over only. TIX: $20 @ the Old Acadia Gym INFO: 585-1307 / kim.vaughan@


Dump And Run — Athletic Complex, Acadia 9am-3pm • See April 28th for details. Dance Marathon — Rec Centre, Kentville 12 – 5pm • Come celebrate International Dance Day with Cadance Academy. Ages 7 and up, registration required. TIX: $30 in pledges (minimum) or $10 per class (proceeds in support of dance bursaries) INFO: 679-3616 /

Free classes all day April 28th in support of Human Rights WOLFVILLE•NOVA SCOTIA

Scrabble at the Library — Memorial Library, Wolfville 1-4pm • On the last Sunday of every month come have fun with other Scrabble fans. Bring a friend and bring a board if you have one. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 Fundy Film screens: Monsieur Lazhar—Al

Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7 pm • Canada's nominee for Best Foreign Language Oscar, this small but perfect gem of a film tells the poignant story of a MontrÊal class trying to heal after their teacher's death. Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, becomes their substitute teacher. Helping the children, he learns to accept his own painful past. See ad page 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /


Entrepreneurs' Showcase (Gentle Dragon's Den)

— K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia 2-5pm • FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited is inviting entrepreneurs who are seeking capital to present their plans to "Gentle Dragons" Edith Callaghan, Jonathan McClelland, Debra Moore and the public. These presentations are the first stage of application for funding, and they help to raise awareness of enterprises providing healthy Nova Scotian food. See poster page 2 TIX: no charge INFO: 5423442

April Flavours 2012 —

Wheelock Hall, Acadia 6-9:30pm • Twelve or more Chefs and six or more Winemakers will provide lots of wonderful local food and a wide variety of beverages. Funds raised will go to the Acadia Community Farm and Friends 542-YOGA (9642)


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Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to David Celia Concert – Evergreen Theatre, Fri, May 18 Draw date: May13. Enter at


Get Out of the House! Outdoor Activity Ideas for Parents — Library, Windsor

6:30pm - 7:30pm • Info/idea session for parents. Come to this talk by Peggy Kochanoff and get great ideas on how to turn nature in your backyard into all kinds of fun for your little ones. TIX: no charge INFO: 798-5424 / bross@

Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club — Farmers Market, Wolfville 7-9pm • AGM, come mingle with new and old friends, and hear about our interest groups and all that has been happening this year and our hopes for next year. Members who attend will have a chance to win a bottle of wine or a membership for next year! TIX: no charge INFO: wolfvillenewcomers@hotmail. com /


Board Game Night — Just Us! Cafe, Wolfville 7pm • Join us for a night of laughter and fun. Bring yourself, a board game and your game face! TIX: no charge INFO: Dan @ 542-7474 ext 301


Can you Say Talent?! —

Farmers Market, Wolfville 7-9pm • Ages 12-18 are welcome to perform and support each other at this event. Rock On! TIX: no charge INFO: saytalent@gmail. com


Huggins High School Science Seminar — K.C.

Irving Centre, Acadia 8:30am4pm • Connects passionate science students from across the Maritimes with today's innovative scientists. Established in 1986 by Dr. Charles Huggins, the seminar introduces students .

to advances in science and technology that offer them exciting opportunities for involvement in the future. TIX: $50 INFO: 585-1434 / huggins.

International Soccer Camp for Girls — Indoor

Gardens. Local professional growers also on hand, with more native plant varieties, and expert advice TIX: no charge INFO: Jan 585-1916


Painting & Process — Art

Road, Kentville 7am-3pm •Activities for all ages, all sorts of sales and food to be had – all to help raise funds for The Relay for Life. Hope to see you there! TIX: no charge for entry INFO: 6819129

Soccer Stadium, Kentville 5:30pm • Designed for the player who wants to improve their technical ability and tactical understanding as they approach their competitive summer season. Open to female players aged 9 -16. Camp runs May 4 - May 6, please pre-register. TIX: $115 INFO: 678-8644

Gallery, Acadia 10am-4pm • In conjunction with the Black & Blue exhibit, Wayne Boucher will lead a painting workshop which will explore approaches to painting and presentation including use of materials, tools, and critical thinking. Artists should bring 4 to 5 canvases (any size) to the workshop. TIX: $50 gallery members, $60 non-members. INFO: 585-1373

Coastal Crisis Tour — Lions Club, Wolfville 7-11pm • 5 killer metal bands will take the stage for a night not to be missed! TIX: $7 advance @ Fanfare, New Minas or $10 @ door INFO: 375-2070

5th Birthday Party — Gaspereau B&B, Gaspereau Valley 2-4pm • Come meet the team and celebrate Gaspereau Gazette’s 5th birthday. TIX: no charge INFO:

Booty Boppin Brass Band — Evergreen Theatre,

Roast Beef Supper — Melanson Community Hall 4:306:30pm • Proceeds for Wallbrook United Baptist Church TIX: $12 adults / $5 children INFO: Marlene 542-5931 / marlene.

Margaretsville 8-10pm. High energy New Orleans brass band music…Halifax style. Second line drums as well as driving Hip Hop/ Blues/Latin beats with intricate challenging horn arrangements and a Sousaphone that doesn't stop! TIX: $20 INFO: 825-6834 /


Spring Yard Sale — Kings Presbyterian Church, 5563 Prospect Road, New Minas 8am-1pm • Lots of bargains to be found! TIX: no charge INFO: 681-1333 / Meet and Greet — Farmers

Market, Wolfville 8:30am – 1pm • Meet your local Naturopathic Doctors and explore all that Naturopathic Medicine can offer you & your health! TIX: no charge INFO:

8th Annual Native Plant Sale — Harriet Irving Botanical

Gardens, Acadia 9am-12pm • Your best source of native plants to attract butterflies, bees, and birds to your garden! A wide variety of native plants, grown by garden volunteers from seeds and cuttings collected in the Botanical

Barefoot Boogie — St. John's Parish Hall, Wolfville 7:309:30pm • Come and dance, come and play. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water to drink. This is a no scent event. TIX: $10/ person; $7 student or unwaged INFO: valleyecstaticdance@ Singing with Heart

— Baptist Church, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm •A collaborate performance between the Aeolian Singers and WOW focusing on women’s heart health. Special guests include Olga Milosevich and Susan Crowe. See poster page 2 TIX: $15 adults, $12 students/ seniors @ Box of Delights INFO: 542-9788 /

Night Kitchen — Al Whittle

Theatre, Wolfville 8-10pm • The last Night Kitchen before September. An incredible evening featuring numerous NS artists. See ad page 5 TIX: $8 advance @ Just Us! Wolfville, $10 @ door INFO:

Mindfulness Teacher Training in Wolfville, early registration discount available

Ribbons ‘n ink (Relay for Life) Fair — 1267 Schofield

Princess & Pirate Tea — United Church, Aylesford 2-4pm • All you can eat cupcakes & juice, face painting, nail painting, crafts, entertainment, and more! Come dressed in your finest dress or pirate suit! TIX: $5 adult / child @ Scotiabank Greenwood or Spoil me Rotten, Berwick or by calling INFO: 847-0644 Stars of the Festival — Acadia University, Wolfville 2pm • Highlights from the Annapolis Valley Music Festival TIX: $5 adults, $2 students, $12 family INFO: 585-2201 Fundy Film screens: Hugo—Al Whittle Theatre, 8

pm only • In 1930s Paris, orphan Hugo Cabret lives secretly deep inside a Paris train station where he maintains the gigantic station clocks for a ne’re-do-well uncle. With visual magic, Martin Scorsese also weaves into the plot the accomplishments and history of Georges Melies (1861–1938) in an homage to the pioneer filmmaker. See ad page 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /


Committee of Council Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville

1:30 - 4pm • Open to the public. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5767

Ai Ripples spiritual community Rippling Night — Community Centre, Port

Williams 7-9pm • Meditation to expand your power, group toning, mini sessions (palm reading, mediumship etc) No scents please. TIX: free will offering INFO: 542-YOGA (9642)

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of Agriculture Society. See poster page 2 TIX: $38 @ Box of Delights in Wolfville, Kings RDA in Kentville, or by calling INFO: 542-3442


The Grapevine Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology for week of April 26

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "True life is lived when tiny changes occur," said Leo Tolstoy. I agree. It's rare for us to undergo rapid, dramatic transformations in short periods of time. That's why it's delusional to be forever pining for some big magic intervention that will fix everything. The best way to alter our course is slowly and gradually, by conscientiously revamping our responses to the small daily details. Keep these thoughts close at hand in the coming weeks, Aries. Be a devotee of the incremental approach. Step-bystep. Hour-by-hour. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "What people really need and demand from life is not wealth, comfort, or esteem, but games worth playing," said psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. I love that thought, and am excited to offer it up to you right now. You have been invited or will soon be invited to participate in some of the best games ever. These are not grueling games foisted on you by people hoping to manipulate you, nor pointless games that exhaust your energy for naught. Rather, they are fun challenges that promise to stretch your intelligence, deepen your perspective, and enhance your emotional riches. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Is

it conceivable that you've gotten a bit off track? As I close my eyes and ask my higher powers for a psychic vision, I get an impression of you staring at a blurry image of a symbol that is no longer an accurate representation of your life goal. Now of course there's a chance that my vision is completely unfounded. But if it does ring at least somewhat true to you -- if it suggests a question worth asking yourself -- I invite you to meditate on the possibility that you need to update your understanding of what your ultimate target looks like.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): From an astrological point of view, it's prime time for you to attend a networking extravaganza or collaboration spree. Likewise, this is an excellent phase in your long-term cycle to organize a gathering for the close allies who will be most important in

helping you carry out your master plan during the next 12 months. Have you ever heard of the term "Temporary Autonomous Zone"? It's a time and place where people with shared interests and common values can explore the frontiers of productive conviviality. It might be a dinner party in an inspirational setting, a boisterous ritual in a rowdy sanctuary, or a private festival for fellow seekers. I hope you make sure something like that materializes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): To

begin one of his performances, comedian and musician Steve Martin ambled on stage and told his audience what to expect. "Before every show," he said, "I like to do one thing that is impossible. So now I'm going to suck this piano into my lungs." That's the kind of brag I hope to hear coming from you sometime soon, Leo -- the more outrageous the better. Why? Because I'd love to see you cultivate a looser, breezier relationship with your actual ambitions. To make boastful jokes about wacky or farfetched goals might inspire you to be jauntier and friskier about those real ones. And that would rouse a burst of fresh motivational energy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The text for this week's oracle comes from Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a great American statesman who, after escaping slavery, became a leader of the abolitionist movement. "Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation," he said, "are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning . . . The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand." Please apply these thoughts to your own situation, Virgo. You have entered the liberation phase of your cycle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I'm about to list some declarations that I hope will come out of your mouth at least once in the next three weeks. If for any reason you're not finding yourself in situations where these words

would make sense for you to utter, please rearrange your life accordingly. 1. "There's nothing else I'd rather be doing right now." 2. "Is it okay with you if we take this really slow?" 3. "No one's ever done that before." 4. "Squeeze my hand when it feels really amazing." 5. "It's like we know what each other is thinking." 6. "Can I have some more, please?"

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A political strategist told me one of her most important rules: To win an election, you have to help your candidate choose the right fights. I think that would be an excellent guiding principle for you in the coming weeks, Scorpio. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will be getting invitations to spar, joust, and wrangle. Although it might be exciting to leap into each and every fray with your eyes blazing, I suggest you show careful discernment. Try to confine your participation to those tangles that will downplay your weaknesses and highlight your strengths. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21): In the famous children's book The Little Prince, the hero lives on an asteroid with three volcanoes, two active and one dormant. One day he decides to leave home and travel to other realms. Before departing, he meticulously scours all three volcanoes. "If they are well cleaned out," the narrator reports, "volcanoes burn slowly and steadily, without any eruptions." I recommend that you take after the Little Prince, Sagittarius. It's high time to attend to the upkeep of your volcanoes. Make sure they will burn slow and steady in the coming months, even when you're not at home.

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You don't necessarily need to rely on book learning, of course. You could accomplish a lot of empirical exploration simply by getting naked and firing up your imagination.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Singer-songwriter Tom Waits was strongly influenced by Bob Dylan's down-to-earth album *The Basement Tapes.* "I like my music with the rinds and the seeds and pulp left in," Waits testifies. "The noise and grit" of Dylan's rootsy, intimate songs, he says, creates a mood of "joy and abandon." That's the spirit I wish for you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, get down to the gritty, organic core of things. Hunker down in the funky fundamentals. Hang out where the levels of pretension are low and the stories are fresh and raw. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):

You're not really breaking the rules, right, Pisces? It's more like you're just testing their elasticity; you're helping them become more supple and flexible. I'm sure that sooner or later people will thank you for how you're expanding the way the game is played. It may take a while, but they will eventually appreciate and capitalize on the liberties you are now introducing into the system. In the short run, though, you might have to take some heat for your tinkering and experiments. Try not to let that inhibit your eagerness to try creative risks.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): One of the classics of ancient Sanskrit literature is the Kama Sutra, which gives practical advice about erotic love. The most popular edition of the book offers instructions on eight kinds of kisses and 64 sexual positions, with additional tips on styles of embracing and caressing. This would be an excellent time for you to get inspired by information like that, Capricorn. Your relationship with the amorous arts is due for expansion and refinement.

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Mike Uncorked: REEL Good Ideas!


he Al Whittle Theatre is a rockin’ venue! If you go onto and peek at the upcoming events for the Whittle, you will not be pressed to find something to see or be involved in. There are great films, musical performances, live theatre and more. I would like to highlight two events that I am really looking forward to. On Sunday May 6th, everyone (parents, kids, adults, and youth) should go and see Hugo, playing at 8pm, presented by the Fundy Film Society. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo won 6 Academy Awards and is a technical and visual marvel for the eyes and imagination and no film last year was worth seeing on the big screen more than this one! Hugo is an astonishing adventure that blends the tale of a wily boy and the history of cinema. The quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will alter Hugo, revealing a safe and loving place he can call home. Hugo is a mustsee and one of my last year’s top ten films. Then, I received an email this week from my good friend Branaghlee Lane, owner and operator of Boso Bamboo Boutique, in Wolfville, telling me all about the film festival she and her partner David are spearheading here in Wolfville and I just had to share it with you all. Branaghlee and David took it upon themselves to handle the festival because there are so many talented filmmakers in NS who find it difficult to get films into the larger national and international fests, partly because it is difficult to compete with higher budget films, and often the entry fees are high as well.  The Annapolis Valley Short Film Festival has a low entry fee

and is restricted to low budget films - which are surprisingly professional, creative and enjoyable. This is a great opportunity for people to view locally made films and to vote on their favourites in a variety of categories. This is also a wonderful local event for short film buffs, and for people who have never been to a short film fest. A number of local businesses helped to make the festival possible and these supporters are on the website, www.avshortfilmfest. ca. Also, AFCOOP (Atlantic Film Cooperative out of Halifax) matched the $100.00 prize of equipment rental, so the submitter of the best film award will win $200.00 worth of equipment rental, not a bad prize! The films are comedy and drama and range from 4 to 20 minutes, and I hear everyone is really impressed by the submissions they have received. The festival is Saturday, May 12th at the Al Whittle Theatre, on Main Street, Wolfville.  Tickets are 10.00 and can be purchased at Boso Bamboo Boutique, in Railtown or by calling 542-7790 or e-mailing info@ . Doors open at 7:15 and the screening begins at 8:00.  There will be approx 90 min of films with an intermission. It takes an audience to make an event like this successful so please go out and support it. If this event is a success, there will be another one in the fall and continue biannually from there, this way filmmakers will be motivated to make their ideas come to life and have a venue to show them. Keep an eye out for some well-known local faces in the short film Sustenance Hill! (Wink!) ~ Mike Butler

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Rug Hooking for Seniors: 4-week beginners course

starting June 5th, 10am-12pm @ Lynn Denney's Rug Hooking Studio, 38 River St., Kentville. Sponsored by The Wellness Initiative Fund. All materials supplied, along with snacks, light exercises and lots of fun. INFO: Kay 6972850 / or Mona 678-1232 / monapearl@

ADCC Dance Classes:

10 wks, Apr. 24th. Presented by Acadia Dance Collective Community. Explore new styles & refine your technical dance skills. Girls' HipHop, Breakdance, Lyrical HipHop, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz & Creative Movement for 3-5yr olds. INFO:

Hatha Yoga: Mon., April

30th, 1-2:30pm @ InnerSun Yoga Centre, 112 Front St., Wolfville. Our newest teacher Jenn is offering a free hatha yoga class. TIX: Free INFO: 542-YOGA /

New Classes at Ocean Spirit Studio: Latin Fusion

- 10 wks, Thursdays, April 26th, 7pm w/Frederick Mujac & Laila North. Yoga - 9 wks, Tuesdays, May 1st, 4:30-7:30pm w/Karen Roberts (2 classes). Yoga – 5 wks Thursdays, May 24th, 5:306:30pm w/Carol Fellowes (all levels class). Also, see beautiful artwork on display by artists Margaret Forsey, Michelle Faihe, Freda Nauss, & take a drawing class by Twila Robar De-Coste, on Mondays, 9:30am. TIX: Varies. See online for details. INFO/Reg:


Beginner/Intermediate Photography Workshop - Camera Con-

trols & Composition: 2 hours each week for 4 weeks. Next workshops start Wed., May 2nd & Thurs., June 7th, 7-9pm. INFO: 375-2387 / /

Wedding Photography Workshop: Take the

stress out of wedding photography - geared towards wedding photographers/brides. Topics covered include: wedding day timeline, wedding agreements, photographer insurance & more. One-on-one/groups. FEE: $85/2 hours INFO: 375-2387 / colleen@

Permaculture Design Certification (PDC):

(72 hours) July 21st-Aug. 4th @ The Oasis, 1765 Lilylake Rd, Middleton. Facilitated by Graham Calder, the course is a broad curriculum demonstrating the principles, patterns and practices of permaculture design. Focus on energy systems, water security, food systems, & social economies & more. Accommodations & food included. TIX: $1,090 - $1,490 (sliding scale) / Cost Practicum $500 - $700 (sliding scale) / $300 registration fee (deducted from tuition) INFO: /


Pet & House Sitter:

Available anytime. FEES: $15/ day & up INFO: Tracy, 542-0331 / 542-7282 /


Acadia University grad looking for full-time babysitting/nanny position for the summer. Previous Sunday school helper for 2 years, & previously a live-in nanny for 3 children under the age of 4. Fun, energetic and up for anything! References available. INFO: Rosie, 680-1100 /

Farm Help Needed:

Interested in helping with occasional farm chores in exchange for fresh produce? Jersey cow evening milking, tending a small flock of chickens and watering the gardens. No experience necessary, transportation required. INFO: 542-0002 /

Handyman Services:

Need help around the house or yard? Tree removal/pruning, yard maintenance, painting, general cleaning, debris removal among others. Local, friendly, knowledgeable, affordable Service. INFO: Andy, 542-0829.


The Kingsport Fitness & Wellness Society 2nd Annual Plant Sale will be held Sat., May 12th, 8-11am, in the Lloyd Memorial Centre. Keep us in mind as you get your seedlings and transplants ready for spring planting; we need donations from your garden! INFO: Merle 582-7279

Plants Wanted: Large house plants needed for a new office. We will give them lots of space and TLC! INFO: Grace, 679-0617 Deep Roots Festival Planning: Deep Roots

Festival Committee needs help during the planning stages as well as during the week of the festival. If you have time to help or ideas to contribute, please email. INFO: Lisa,

Volunteer Treasurer Needed: The Deep Roots

Music Cooperative is in need of a Treasurer to sit on the volunteer Board of Directors and ensure the ongoing financial welfare of the organization. Ideally, the candidate has some knowledge of sound financial practices and tax matters for registered charities INFO: Bernie,

Special Announcement: A long-time supporter

of the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts will match the first $15000 we raise before July 1st! You will get your tax receipt and a ticket to our rainy day evening if you donate over $100. INFO: 582-3842 /


Office For Rent: Aware

Health Services has a newly renovated office space for rent for a Medical Professional, available immediately, on Main Street in Wolfville. INFO: 542-0927 /

Apartment Needed: Nonsmoking teacher at Acadia looking for 2-bedroom, sunny, pleasant

apartment in the Wolfville town area. Responsible, clean, and no pets. INFO: 690-5350


Summer Day Camp:

Beginning July 2nd, Wolfville Recreation is offering 9 weeks of exciting programs including old favourites such as Green Dragons and Bike Skillz & Thrillz, and new camps such as our Youth LeadersIn-Training program for youth ages 13 – 15. TIX: Varies per camp INFO: / 542-3019

Centreville's 3rd Annual Quilt and Rug Hooking Show: Fri. May

11th, 10am-8pm & Sat. May 12th @ Centreville Baptist Church. Registration: May 9th INFO/Reg: 678-4472 /

KFROGS 5/10K Legacy Run/Walk: Participants

of the KFROGS run/walk (on June 10th this year) range from seasoned runners to first timers to those who just want to have a pleasant walk. Register online, and download a 2012 pledge form. INFO: events.runningroom. com/site/

Call for Artists:

Annual Apple Blossom Festival Art Show, featuring local artists from Digby, Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties, will be held at the Greenwood Mall from May 25th - June 3rd. Artists interested in participating may register on the official Apple Blossom website (forms also at the mall’s customer service centre) INFO: Tonya 8473282 /

Attention Playwrights: CentreStage

Theatre will offer our facilities and schedule a workshopping day and suitable experienced volunteer actors to read-through your script. FEE: $50 (to cover costs associated with using the space) INFO:

Annapolis Valley Short Film Fest: Call

for Submissions: Locally made, low-budget shorts accepted until April 28th for the May 12th fest at the Al Whittle Theatre. INFO:

Canning Studio 582-7028 or weekly at the Wolfville Farmers' Market


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Maple Balsamic Dressing

From Jenny Osburn of Union Street Café. Find her Kitchen Witch blog at:


very year, my dad taps the sugar maples in front of my parent's house. He collects the sap in buckets, then transfers those to a large barrel, which he pools with sap from our neighbours.  It all ends up at Eric and Noreen Clem's sugar shack, where long but pleasant hours are spent boiling the sap in open pans over an ancient wood stove. It's mostly the men sitting into the wee hours of the morning waiting for the syrup to hit just the right consistency before pulling it off the fire and divvying it up.  You've probably heard that it takes 40 litres of sap to make just 1 litre of syrup, but that's not an exact science.  Making maple syrup is an art, a passion, and a commitment. What if all the food we ate was like maple syrup?  What if the price we paid truly reflected the effort of its production?  Would we enjoy more and consume less if just feeding ourselves cost 55% of our income,

like it does for the average East Indian household? North Americans on average spend less than 10% of our salaries on food, leaving us with more money for bigger houses, leisure activities, and stuff.  We also have the highest rates of mental illness and obesity.  I don't think it is much of a leap to believe that if we were more connected to the food on our plate, we would feel more whole and satisfied.  A little time spent with our neighbours wouldn't hurt, either.  If you don't have a shack of your own, you can still have great Nova Scotian maple syrup.  Nova Scotian maple producers made 128,000 litres of pure maple syrup last year, and it can be found at farmer's markets, specialty shops and sometimes, your local grocery store.  Buy a big jug, it's cheaper and lasts a long time if you refrigerate it.  And you're gonna need it if you like the following recipe as much as I do!

Maple Balsamic Dressing

This dressing, made in quantity, lasts a long time in your fridge. I guarantee it will increase your salad consumption.  It can be as simple as buying bagged greens from the market, and tossing them with enough dressing to coat.  You might find that the olive oil solidifies in your fridge.  Either remember to take it out half an hour before you use it, or warm it for about 30 seconds in a microwave.

April 26 -May 10, 2012

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Combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake. Taste, you might find it a bit sharp (I like vinegary dressings).  If it is too puckery, add a little more olive oil.

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April 26 -May 10, 2012

LOVING YOUR HEART Naturopathic Medicine Week is May 7th - 13th


Naturopathic Heart Health  a talk by Dr. Ross Hermiston, ND


Pure Hair

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Pure Hair Design Studio (Janice Hall Nichols) is pleased to welcome Julie Smith, a green hairstylist with 22 years of experience, whose passion is to create a better environment for new stylists as well as her clients. Julie has recently relocated back to her roots (the Annapolis Valley) from Kamloops, BC. She would like to welcome new and old clients to come in and try our

Janice & Julie have joined forces again with a common formula, old fashion service, healthy environment and great hair. Both ladies are highly trained in their fields of expertise and they have a passion towards working with healthy products and moving forward with the evolution of the beauty industry.


Thursday May 10th, 7 - 8 pm

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April 26 -May 10, 2012

Who's Who: RACHEL MANKO LUTZ: All Her World’s a Stage!

I know how much work goes into a live theatre presentation with adult actors, I can only imagine how much time and work goes into a junior/senior high school musical production. Having to work with dozens of teenagers, new and experienced with different schedules and strengths must be exhausting but in the last few years, I’ve seen nothing but flawless productions at Wolfville Elementary School, which makes me very excited for this year’s presentation of Disney’s Mulan Jr. , directed and produced by Rachel Manko Lutz. Here’s a chance for the director to take the stage. Rachel was born in Calgary, moved to Gaspereau when she was three and then to Wolfville where she attended Wolfville School and then headed to Horton where she will graduate this coming June. Options are still up in the air about next year, for Rachel. She’s waiting for an audition and then she’ll have to make a decision about a university, but having known Rachel for the last two years, I know she’ll do fine wherever she lands. Best of luck!

Rachel is a member of Horton’s senior concert band on tenor sax and the concert and girls' choirs at school. For about nine hours a week Rachel dances with ADCC and Cadence, including competitive acro, lyrical hip-hop, ballet and contemporary. She just finished performing as Evilene in Horton’s The Wiz and is currently rehearsing for the Stage Prophets May production of Anne of Green Gables, where she will play Josie Pye.

After seeing Rachel in countless productions over the years, including Newsies, Silverbirch, Footloose and 42nd Street, I was lucky to do my first show with her in December 2009, A Brand New Year and that continued to the Wedding Singer, Jump and my favorite of our productions, Cinderella Cinderella at CentreStage. No one does a Princess like Rachel, even with a shaved head sported after donating her hair for a cancer fundraiser, and being her cat on stage during Cinderella was a career highlight for me. And after stage managing the Wolfville School productions of Hercules, Honk and the Lion

Events Con't from page 9


Spinners Do It With A Twist — Gaspereau Valley Fibres,

— Baptist Church, Wolfville 7pm • Annual General Meeting of the Wolfville Area Inter-Church with an introduction to "The Inner Workings of the Wolfville Area Food Bank" and the outstanding work of a wonderful group of volunteers. TIX: no charge INFO: Marilyn 542-5287 /


Wolfville 10am-3pm • Join the Potluck Spinners as they enjoy some spinning time at GVF. Grab your spinning wheel, a pot luck item to share for lunch and head out for a spin. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-2656 / brenda@

Careforce Alzheimer Café — Kings Riverside Court,

Kentville 2-4pm • The goal of this no charge monthly event is to provide a relaxed, accepting social environment with music, snacks, information, and the chance to meet and converse with others in similar situations. TIX: no charge INFO: 1-866-966-1466


Payback—Al Whittle Theatre,

8 pm only • This riveting and poetic documentary based on Margaret Atwood's bestseller offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and the fate of the planet. See ad page 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

King, she decided, as part of an independent study for school credit, to throw on the directors’ cap for Mulan Jr. which she is rehearsing almost every day for and has been promoting for weeks, encouraging people to come and support the school and all the hard work the kids have put into the production. Rachel and her crew, plus 32 grade 3-5 students are very excited to get things rolling. Tickets are available at the school office, call 542-6055 or reserve them at The show takes place May 10, 11, 12, at 7 pm and the 12th at 1:30 as

well. Come One, Come All! And Rachel, I know we don’t do sentiment but...this is my article so... thank you for never making me feel like the old guy with no experience during our plays, laughing or never laughing at my jokes, encouraging me during our deathly warm ups, sharing your ungodly awful vegan snacks with me, and for being one of my Kitchen Girls during Open Mike... You are my Cinderella... Best Wishes! ~Mike Butler

THURSDAY, 10 Family Caregiver Education Series —

Careforce Home Health Services, Kentville 2-4pm •A series of six workshops to help family caregivers who are looking for support, information, and resources to provide better care for their loved ones. TIX: no charge INFO: 365-3155

Talk: Loving Your Heart —

Memorial Library, Wolfville 7-8pm • Join Ross Hermiston, ND for an evening of naturopathic knowledge-sharing about heartfriendly botanical medicines, specific nutrients and other naturopathic therapies. See poster page 14 TIX: no charge INFO: 698-3620 /

Autum Sunday, Sunday,

Fundy Film Society

The world's best films in Wolfville films subject to change without notice

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre Monsieur Lazhar 450 Main Street, Wolfville Sunday, Apr 29: 4 & 7 p.m. 542-5157


Hugo Sunday, May 6: 8 p.m. Payback Wednesday, May 9: 8 p.m.

Al Whittle Theatre 542-5157

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What was the maximum number of RCMP members responsible for policing all three Maritime provinces from 1920 to 1932?


How many gold mines are in operation in Nova Scotia today?


A 'scramble crosswalk' - allowing pedestrians to cross in any direction - might be created on what busy Halifax street?


Which political party has tabled a bill to make it illegal for an employer to ask employees or applicants for their passwords to Facebook and other social media sites in NS? Sexual reassignment surgery costs in NS are covered by MSI. True or False? solutions: 1. 37; 2. zero; 3. Spring Garden Road; 4. Liberal party; 5. False


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holding signs saying ‘Free Food’, I obviously had to investigate. It turned out that the youth from the Wolfville United Church & Pastoral Charge were behind this act of kindness to have fun while drawing attention to our local and international food needs. I’m really glad they were there; the rice stir fry and apple crumble sure hit the spot! ~Jeremy …for more info:

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Tide Predictions at Cape Blomidon

Source: Canadian Fisheries & Oceans

April 26 27 28 29 30 May 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Low High 4:59pm 10:42am 5:47pm** 11:28am 6:41pm 12:20pm 1:16pm 7:38pm 2:15pm 8:04am 3:14pm 9:04am 4:11pm 10:01am 5:04pm 10:56am 5:56pm 11:48am 6:45pm 12:39pm 1:28pm* 7:34pm 8:02am 2:17pm 8:51am 3:07pm 9:41am 3:58pm 4:51pm 10:33am

* Highest High: 44.0 feet ** Lowest High: 35.4 feet

Please note, there are normally two high and low tides a day

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