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COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT New kids on the block – P3 Come Out! – P11 Mobile ValleyEvents – P14


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Furry Feature brought to you by

Lee-Ann Cudmore Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

by Jeremy Webb

189 Dykeland St Wolfville 902-300-5100 |

In Fishing, Jeremy Webb plays Paul Fisher; a 40-something, single, newspaper cartoonist. He has a failed marriage behind him and a history of ‘going-nowhere’ relationships. Although he assumes there is no hope; he is not alone. He is persuaded by his boss to join the global internet dating site ‘’.


is a lovely 2 year old shepherd mix who needs a family that is familiar with obedience training and has the time and patience to provide him with the formal training he needs. He's shy at first but warms up quickly. Clifford needs lots of exercise. He would thrive in a home with older children or adults only. He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated to date.

Somehow Paul manages to get seven “nibbles” and arranges seven ‘dates’ in seven days. FISHING is about a week in the bizarre world of internet dating. One in five relationships now start on the internet, but every date arranged over cyberspace is potentially hazardous to your health. At the end of his seven days, Paul Fisher will definitely never be the same again; but will he have landed the fish of his dreams? Fishing also stars Stacy Smith and is directed by Alexis Milligan. 

Kings County SPCA: 538-9075 | UPDATE on Acora: not adopted Wolfville Animal Hospital, Dr. Peter Bligh, 542-3422

The play is touring the Maritimes with performances at The Evergreen Theatre (Margaretsville, on May 25) and The Al Whittle Theatre (Wolfville, on May 26, 27, 29 & 30).

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Open Monday to Saturday  from 7:30am - 3:30pm  for breakfast and lunch.  Also open Thursday to Saturday evenings from 5:00 pm - 8:00pm  � May 10th, 11th & 12th:  featuring a Mexican menu May 17th, 18th & 19th:  featuring a Mediterranean menu 

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Help Jordan join Canada World Youth

May 10 - 24, 2012

A plea for 380 acres


ordan O’Neill wants to see life from a different perspective. Although he knows he has a talent for photography, drawing and likes to be outdoors for Photo by Jordan O'Neil. Jordan takes pictures for fun part of his work (this one isn’t of last week’s Supermoon) days, Jordan’s been having a hard time figuring out what to do with his life. He knows he wants to help people and he cares about the environment. He tried different jobs through his participation in Flowercart’s Transition-to-Work project – gardening and landscaping, orchard management, dog grooming, chocolate wrapping and he helped deliver the Grapevine… Jordan met one of the participants in the local Katimavik project and was inspired by the idea of joining a program that would give him experiential learning, while helping others through volunteering and a chance to see the world differently. He liked the idea of going outside of Canada, so he researched Canada World Youth (CWY). He sent an application, was called for an interview, had health tests, and in mid-April he received word that he got the CWY trip, that he would go to Mozambique then British Columbia, leaving July 21. His first choice is environmental projects. Now he has to raise $3,200. Jordan is applying for funding as well as soliciting donations from supporters. He’ll be attending the Wolfville Farmers Market with an information booth, on May 26th. Contact Jordan directly ( to obtain an online form if you want to make a donation right away.  Canada World Youth accepts Master Card or Visa and they will send receipts for donations of $20 or more. Jordan appreciates any support people are able to offer. Thank you!


y name is Michel Palmer and I am asking for your help in protecting a beautiful piece of Mother Earth. Presently there is a 380 acre piece of forested land for sale next to my farm, The Oasis, that I have first right of refusal to purchase. My ideas to better steward this land include: helping to create an Eco-village, an association, or shared ownership model. I envision a place that is ecologically sustainable; a place of healing; a creative artistic space that will allow many people to belong, share and take part in protecting this land.

Immediate action in purchasing this parcel of land is needed so I’m asking community members for financial investments that can be as low as $5000 (with a return of 4% interest per year for up to two years). Possession of the land has to happen by June 15th, 2012 before competing interests purchase it for forestry purposes. Please come together to share my vision for the future of this land. For further information, please contact 825-3954 /

~ Michel Palmer


830 Gaspereau River Rd 1-902-542-2656

Photo by Ernest Cadegan

Suppliers of yarn, fibres, spinning and weaving equipment.

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Wolfville's New Businesses!

May 10 - 24, 2012

In the last month or so there has been a lot of activity happening on the East end of Main Street. By our calculations, there are just 4 remaining commercial openings remaining in town. Welcome to Wolfville everyone!

Employee Cyndy Crooke stands in front of Serendipitous, 360 Main St. The owner, Lea-Ann Poehl, ran this fine silver & gemstone jewellery store for years within the County Mall in New Minas.

Pete’s officially opened in the old apple warehouse on Wednesday, May 9th. Pete had just enough time to pose for this picture amongst the masses of curious shoppers.

Thomas Stern & Nicole Anderson opened The Naked Crepe Bistro in the old Chris’ Pizza building on April 25th. What a transformation! The people have spoken, they love the Naked Crepe!

Harvest in Kentville will be moving to the corner of Main and Gaspereau in Wolfville and changing their name. Wild Lily will be opening in June and promises to have a different selection of home decor, clothing & jewelry.

MIPAC presents

Charlie A'Court (Windsor, NS) The Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre will present blues musician Charlie A’Court on Saturday, May 26 at 8pm.


ailing from Truro, Charlie A’Court is synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience the very moment he takes the stage. Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, he was named Nova Scotia’s top entertainer at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and he won several awards for his 2006 album, Bring on the Storm. His debut album, Color Me Gone, won the 2003 Best Blues Artist award from Music Nova Scotia. A’Court’s first live, solo recording, Live

At The Marigold, was recorded at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro, and was nominated in two categories at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards. He has toured extensively throughout Canada and abroad with headlining performances at the Stan Rogers Folk Fest, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Kerrville Folk Fest, and Ottawa Blues Fest. A’Court has shared the stage with high profile artists including John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Martin Sexton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Procol Harum, Colin James, and “Blues Brother” Dan Aykroyd. Tickets are $25 ($23 for students and seniors), and are available at Moe's Place Music Sales, 129 Gerrish Street, Windsor, NS; or by calling (902) 7985565. All taxes and charges included. For more information, please see


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May 10 - 24, 2012

Free Community Business Listings & Two-Week-Tweets brought to you by: Just Us! Coffee Roasters Cooperative

Main St. Wolfville & Hwy #1 Grand Pre, 542-7474 “Every time you buy something, you have the power to make a statement about what you value, and to help shape the future of your community – BALLE NS”


worker co-op

since 1995

Just Us! is a local democratic co-op, putting people and the planet before profits.

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These listings work on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Email every two weeks for your free placement. Or, reserve your place with a 5-issue minimum commitment at $10 per issue.

Suggested Theme: "I'm very proud of

your new healthy lifestyle choices. You're a complete inspiration. I love you very much." - Joss

Harvest Gallery

462 Main St. Wolfville, 542-7093 / You never realize how much your mother loves you till you explore the attic - and find every letter you ever sent her, every finger painting, clay pot, bead necklace, Easter chicken, cardboard Santa Claus, paper lace Mother's Day card and school report since day one." -- Pam Brown. Happy Mother's Day from Harvest Gallery!

''I really appreciated our chat a couple of nights ago and I'm super excited for you and dad's visit this summer! Being so far apart has never been easy." - Jeremy

our province is between Windsor 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.

Oakview Farm – 7 Longspell

Road, Kingsport, 582-7454 / / facebook: Oakview Farm • 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.

Pizzazz Bistro – 12 Webster

Lynda MacDonald opened the Harvest Gallery in July 2004.

Physiotherapists of the Annapolis Valley – annap- • Come to the Strong Bones Osteoporosis Information Session @ the Atlantic Superstore, New Minas, Thurs. June 7th, 6:30pm. Guest speakers, information packs, refreshments, all for FREE! Please register by May 31st.

Bluenose II Company Store –

121 Bluenose Drive on Lunenburg’s waterfront, 634-1963 / bluenose2. • The narrowest point of

Ct., Kentville, 356-3303 • Pizzazz Bistro is the proud sponsor of CentreStage Theatre's current production of Mr. Pim Passes By. For $30, guests will get: an appetizer, entrée, tea / coffee and admission to the play. What a great deal! Reservations appreciated.

Copper Fox Gallery – 4092 Route 359, Halls Harbour, 6797073 / • We are celebrating the opening of season on Saturday May 12th by exhibiting a new art collection from well-known local artists. Find a gem for mom! North Mountain Animal Sanctuary – 538-3662 / nmani- / nmas. • Get mom’s gift and help animals in need at the North Mountain Animal Sanctuary On-

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

This May 13th, what's your message to your mom or moms in general (or those shopping for mom)?

line Store, showcasing a variety of beautiful items for sale, including local art and crafts! Proceeds go to the animals.

FELTasticFashion – Port Wil-

liams, 692-1462 / • "Felt It. Love It. Treasure It." is Cecilia Ho's mantra. Why not create a unique felted creation especially for your loved one to love & to treasure forever?! (10% off over $50 cake/sculpture order)

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education – 680-8839

/ • Happy Mother's Day to our own moms, to all future moms, & to all women who give us nurturing, mothering energy. We have lots of high quality handmade body care products which will help all women give some of that loving care back to themselves.

HENS Uniforms – 134 Gerrish Street, Windsor, 472-HENS (4367) / facebook: Hens Uniforms • Heather at HENS Uniforms would like to say "THANK YOU" to all the moms. The ones in the business community, the customers, and especially the one who raised her. boso Bamboo Boutique – Harbourside Drive (Railtown) Wolfville, 542-7790 / • Moms are not unlike bamboo clothing - soft, yet strong and resilient; a comfort to all; and very, very appreciated!

Inner Sun Yoga Centre – 112 Front St. Wolfville, 542-YOGA / • May all who Mother know the appreciation of all beings. Mothering in the deepest sense, can be thought of as how we love, nurture and care for someone.

Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals – Welsford, 538-3079

/ • We’re a mom-run business and moms love Pumpkin Moon Farm! So it’s easy to find your mom something special at our booth at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Saturdays in Wolfville. Family is everything!

Frostbyte Consulting – Wolfville, 542-2366 / • Not sure how to Skype with mom? Haven’t backed up those precious Kodak moments? We can show you how! Upgrades, proper computer/ tech gadget maintenance, and various other services available. Professional, local, and affordable support. The Naked Crepe Bistro – 402 Main St., Wolfville, 542-0653 / • For mothers all around the community, thanks for your tremendous support…especially ours for all the help leading up to and during the opening (from dishes & touch-up painting to last-minute supplies)! You never gave up, we’ll make you proud.

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May 10 - 24, 2012

Weekly Events Smokin' Blues Fest II enter to win tickets at

Thursdays Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Jam w/ Kevin Myers (10th), w/ Groovy Avalon (17th), w/Kevin Myers (24th) 7pm Junkyard Lounge (New Minas): Mark Riley Band (17th) 8-11pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (10th, 17th & 24th) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (10th, 17th & 24th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Live Music w/Groovy Avalon (10th, 24th) 9pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams) Sheva (11th), Lindsay Duncan (18th) 8:30pm

Library Pub (Wolfville): Live Music w/Leo (12th & 19th) 9pm

Stoneroom Lounge (Kentville): Open Mic w/Justin Wood (11th 18th) 9pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Const. Marcel Buck (12th) 9pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Jon Duggan (11th) 9pm

Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (12th & 19th) 9pm

Tommy Gun's (Windsor): Life of Riley (11th) 10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Fade (11th & 18th) 10pm Doolys (New Minas): Tom Petty Tribute (11th) Reboot – Country (18th) 10pm


Doolys (New Minas): All request DJ (12th & 19th) 9:30pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Good Feeling Band (12th) DJ MC Squared (19th) 10pm

Sundays Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Irish Music Session (13th & 20th) 8pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Karaoke (10th, 17th & 24th) 9pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Live Music on the patio (12th & 19th) 1pm

Union Street Cafe (Berwick): Ken Whiteley (24th) 9pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jim Cochrane (12th), Margie Brown Duo (19th) 7pm

Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/ Darren Arsenault (14th), w/ Sam Wentzell (21st) 8pm

Lew Murphy's (Coldbrook) Matt Millett & Rob Hunt (12th), Paul Marshall & the Croaking Toads (19th) 8:30pm


Kings Arm Pub (Kentville): Live Music/TBA (12th & 19th) 8:30pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (15th & 22nd) 8pm

Union Street Cafe (Berwick) Witchitaw (12th), Ryan Cook, $15 (19th) 9pm

T.A.N Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mike & Donna (15th & 22nd) 8pm

Paddy's Pub (Kentville) Al King (19th) 9pm


Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night! (10th, 17th & 24th) 9:30pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ MC Squared (10th, 17th & 24th) 10pm

Fridays Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (11th) 6:30 - 10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Gordon Tucker (11th), Joe Murphy (18th) 8pm Union Street Cafe (Berwick) Open Mic w/ SWIG (11th), w/ Paul Marshall (18th) 8:30pm

Paddy's Pub (Wolfville) Amanda Leblanc (12th), Manitoba Hal (19th) 9pm


The Port Pub (Port Williams): Port Pub House Band (15th & 22nd) 7:30pm

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

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 1:304:30pm • 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

Wolfville Trail Runners — Join on Facebook for times of afternoon runs INFO: 697-3115

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 7:30-9:30pm No partner needed; beginners welcome. TIX: $6 per class, $60 per term. INFO: 5425320 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@



Kentville Farmers’ Market — Centre Square, Kentville 10am2pm Starting May 16th!

Wolfville Farmers' Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm May 12th Music: Amanda LeBlanc May 19th Music: Jack McDonald and Dennis Robinson. INFO:

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@

Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville. 12-1pm

Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 4-7pm. INFO:

Community Drum Circle — Wolfville Baptist Church. 1-3pm

Sundays 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 20th) TIX: no charge INFO: Valley Youth Project on FB /

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exhibits 902.365.3322

Annapolis Valley Rug Hookers — Jack’s Gallery, lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville • Varied exhibit: landscapes, seascapes, Native art and more all hooked by women who have dyed their own wool. INFO: 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 / Holly Carr: "The Nature of Seasons" — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville until June 10th • Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th 7-9 pm. "...The ‘Nature of Seasons’ in all of its temperatures, colours and life’s endings and beginnings is a constant source of inspiration." - Holly Carr INFO: 542-7093 / Black & Blue — Art Gallery, Acadia until June 10th • Artists Wayne Boucher and Don Pentz for 35 years have embarked on a journey through abstract painting. This exhibition




Mr. Pim Passes By — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Fridays and Saturdays 8pm until May 26th & 2pm matinee May 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 INFO: 678-8040 /

May 10 - 24, 2012

will mark the first time their work has been shown publicly together in the Annapolis Valley. INFO: 585-1373 / gallery. Paintings by Dana Greene — Apple Bin Gallery, Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville until May 31st • INFO: 678- 5414 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 New Exhibit — Copper Fox Gallery & Chicken Coop Folk Art Gallery, Route 359, Halls Harbour • A new art collection from well-known local artists INFO: Sculptures by Lauren Hall — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning • Combining natural and man-made materials into structures that play with the idea of travel, wonder and wilderness. INFO: 582-3842 /

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. TIX: $10 adults, $7 children/groups of 5 or more INFO: wolfvillemulan@gmail. com Anne of Green Gables — Festival Theatre, Acadia May 18th - 20th 7pm & matinees May 19th & 20th 2pm • Stage Prophets Theatre present a musical for kids aged 5 – 95! Help celebrate 10 years of Stage Prophets! See page 15 Who’s Who. TIX: $15 @ Acadia Box Office, Box of Delights, Designer Cafe INFO:

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May 10 - 24, 2012

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

Acadia Perspective: Dr. Jon Saklofske - English & Theatre Department


e can all get lost in a good book or story. Some people have called this immersion. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) called it a "willing suspension of disbelief." We can lose ourselves in human drama, but can also find ourselves at the same time by identifying with characters or sympathizing with circumstances. Book-based stories rely on characters, dialogue and narrative to communicate the story, but other technologies rely on different means to involve us in stories. I specialize in the literature of the British Romantic Period, but became interested in the Romantics through a more specific curiosity about the ways that William Blake (1757-1827) uniquely blended words and images to communicate his poetic and prophetic visions to readers. My interest in Blake has been fed by a larger desire to understand the ways that different forms of mediation and communication shape the stories we share and the ways that we're invited to participate in those stories. I'm interested in the way that stories are told and discovered through different media forms and different technologies, and for the past year my sabbatical research has been specifically focused on the intersections and distinctions between books, video games and theme parks. Book-based stories rely on characters, dialogue and narrative, positioning the

reader as an involved, but largely manipulated observer. Theme parks, specifically Disneyland and its offspring, rely on environmental storytelling, staging seamless performances in carefully designed and highly controlled spaces, and transforming guests from observers to participants. Video games, arguably the primary form of storied entertainment for recent generations of First World kids and young adults, have certainly benefitted from the last half-century of evolving theme park aesthetics. The virtual worlds that they generate rely on environmental storytelling as well. Uniquely, though, many digital games involve players as characters in stories that are not entirely predetermined, but which have the potential to emerge based on a player's choices and actions. Like theme parks, then, stories are not told in these new media forms, they are found and made within possibility spaces. Players are, essentially, editors. This kind of immersion and participation is unique and demands more of a commitment from players than from traditional readers. It's no surprise, then, that video games and the Walt Disney Company have been variously indicted and condemned for their seductive abilities. People are scared of them because they do what they do so well. And while

Kerry Worbets


erry Worbets will graduate from the Kinesiology program at Acadia University in May 2012. Kerry’s performance in the classroom is incredible – a quick look at her transcript reveals straight A’s – with a current GPA of 3.94. Kerry is enrolled in the Sport Injury Assessment and Management Program, so she has time commitments far beyond other students. Kerry has been the athletic trainer for the women’s soccer team over the past two seasons and continues to impress the players and coaching staff with her knowledge and ability to deal the various injuries. She is always very professional and thorough in managing player injuries and it is more than apparent that she genuinely cares for the wellbeing of each and every athlete on the team.  Kerry has successfully balanced these commitments with S.M.I.L.E.

Shelagh Cochrane B.Sc. Pharm. Pharmacist/Owner

they are undeniably part of an entertainment industry whose primary motivation is profit, there's no reason to deny the efficiency and potential of their aesthetic mechanisms. Human beings invest almost as much in entertaining themselves as they do in warfare. While facilitating connection through stories is big business and is prone to capitalist manipulations, it's also answering a fundamental desire to manifest and share our dreamscapes. Stories exercise our imaginations; our experiences with their fictional, virtual worlds and characters are no less real to us, no less memorable than our everyday lives. They are humanities labs, controlled environments that invite us to explore and reflect on social and cultural causes and effects. The comparative concern raised by our persistent desire to participate in these storied virtual environments is that they are often mistaken as offering more freedom to the player than bookbased stories do to the reader. Yet--and I'm still working through this argument--as readers, our position of distanced observation offers more interpretative freedom than storied environments which demand a particular form of engagement, performance and progress from players. When reading a story, we've implicitly agreed to function as observers, and we

retain a degree of immunity from that story. When playing a game or wandering through a theme park, we've agreed to function as players within a particular arena, to play roles that have been predetermined for us, no matter how much "choice" we're given by the designers/authors/ authorities. Perhaps the saving grace of these seductive spaces is that we can always wake up, that these dreamscapes are temporary and we can only ever be tourists. However, it's tempting to view universities, governments, or any form of community as gamespaces, as theme parks, as storied environments in which play isn't freedom, but instead is akin to how much flexibility the pre-determined structure or rule system allows. How do we wake up from this kind of immersion? How do we take more control of these kinds of stories? Dr. Jon Saklofske Associate Professor & Honours Coordinator/

(Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience) commitments, and with her academics. As the student Co-Director for the Tuesday/Thursday SMILE program for a second year, she is responsible for and oversees all administrative and leadership aspects for those program days. Kerry displays patience, dedication, and commitment and that has an exceptional impact upon the SMILE program leaders, instructors, and participants!  In addition to her commitments with SMILE, she also volunteers with the Kinderskills program on campus. This Alberta native is a great friend to many and fully enjoys university life. This amazing young woman will take all that she has learned from her various leadership roles at Acadia and continue to make a difference in the lives of children and youth for years to come!! Kerry Worbets is a very deserving of recognition for all she has done for those around her during her time in the Valley.

Hours of Operation: • Mon, Tues & Thurs: 9am - 5pm • Wed: 9am - 8pm • Fri: 9am - 5pm • Sat: 10am - 5pm

(902) 697-3101

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May 10 - 24, 2012

What’s Happening from May 10 - 24, 2012

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THURSDAY, 10 Talk: Loving Your Heart

— Memorial Library, Wolfville 7-8pm • Join Ross Hermiston, ND for an enlightening evening of naturopathic knowledge-sharing about heart-friendly botanical medicines, specific nutrients and other naturopathic therapies that may just help to improve your quality of life and longevity. TIX: no charge INFO: 698-3620 /

Meeting: Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists

Jeff Torbert. TIX: $15 suggested donation INFO: 585-1778 / mark.

SATURDAY, 12 Pancake Breakfast & Cake Auction — Community

Hall, White Rock 7:30-10am • Cake auction begins at 9am. Cake donations can be dropped off at the hall before 9am. TIX: $5 (breakfast) INFO:

2nd Annual Plant Sale — Lloyd Memorial Hall, Kingsport 8-11am • Plants donated by Kingstec and by our members. TIX: No admission INFO: Merle

— Fire Hall, Greenwich 7pm • Meetings happen on the second Thursday of each month (except July & Aug). Join us for good food, a painting education project and Plant Sale Fundraiser lots of laughs. TIX: Free INFO: — Recreation & Culture Centre, Crystal Black Rock 8am-12pm • If you are looking for an eco-friendly way of adding to your garden or improving your curb-side appeal 3rd Annual Quilt & Rug this spring, stop by. TIX: no Hooking Show — Baptist charge INFO: Dax kerrobert2005@ Church, Centreville 10am-8pm. Also May 12 10am-4pm • Quilt & Rug displays, sale of handmade items, 1st Ever CommunityMerchant Mall, demonstrations Wide Yard Sale — Grand Pre & door prizes! Sponsored by: & area 8:30am-1pm • Yard sales the Evening Workers Auxiliary. throughout Hortonville, Grand Light lunch/Light supper: $8 TIX: Pre, Lower Wolfville & North freewill offering INFO: 678-4472 Grand Pre. Get a map and look for / 678-2836 the green yard sale signs! INFO:


Concert: Peter Davidson

— Horton High School, Wolfville 7pm • Tribute to: Kenny Rogers, Bob Seiger and The Eagles, formerly from the Good Brothers. Opening performance - the Croakin Toads. Silent Auction. TIX: $20 advance / $25 door @ Acadia Box Office INFO: Jim, 5423498 / Mike, 542-2177

Concert: 2x5 and More — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 8-10pm • The Acadia School of Music presents a special performance featuring a selection of provocative pieces combining the concept of minimalism with pop music, contemporary art music, jazz, and rock. Includes: Mark Adam, Eugene Cormier, Nicholas D’Amato, Jeff Hennessy, and

Pamela 542-1084

3rd Annual Garage Sale for Shelter — Royal LePage,

New Minas 10am • Proceeds go to Chrysalis House. Giant yard sale and BBQ, please drop off donated items INFO: 681-4663

Cape Split Hike — Cape Split trailhead, 10am • Moderate to difficult 5-hour, 16km hike. Spectacular view at the end! Bring: comfortable boots, appropriate dress, water, first aid items, lunch/snacks, sunscreen/ bug spray. Children 8+ welcome with an adult. Dogs on leashes, waivers to be signed. INFO: Annual Valley Gardeners Plant Sale — Fire Hall, New

Minas 10am • Come early for best selection. Proceeds support the local philanthropic projects of the club. TIX: Free admission INFO: Alison

TIX: no charge INFO: 798-5424 /

Young Naturalist Club —

in the Acadia Cinema, Wolfville 2-3pm • Ways and Means meeting for all residents of Kings County interested in helping create an original feature length motion picture set in Kings County.  Discuss: story ideas, locations, business models and hopefully assemble a volunteer production committee to pursue the idea further.  All are welcome. INFO: Kimberly 5823888 /

K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 10-11:30am • Have you met the carnivorous plants living in Acadia's backyard? Bring: clothes to get dirty & hand trowel for digging. Meet at the main entrance of the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at 10am. TIX: no charge INFO:

3rd Annual Quilt & Rug Hooking Show — Baptist

Community Movie Making Project — Studio-Z

Gaspereau Home and School Auction —

Church, Centreville 10am-4pm • Displays of quilts and hooked rugs, and a sale of handmade items. Sponsored by the Evening Workers Auxiliary. TIX: Freewill donation, lunch for $8. INFO: 678-4472 / 678-2836

Community Centre, Gaspereau 7-10pm • All new items, gift certificates, baked items and services. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-1839 /

Spring Tea and Sale — Kings Presbyterian Church, 5563 Prospect Road, New Minas 11am-1pm • Enjoy a variety of delectable sandwiches and mouth-watering sweets. Plants and gift baskets also available. TIX: Donation INFO: Bessie 6792834 / 681-1333

Theatre, Wolfville 7:15-10pm • An evening of short films from N.S. and some shot in Annapolis Valley using local cast and crew. TIX: $10 @ boso Bamboo Boutique, Wolfville or @ door INFO: 542-7790 / info@ /

The Literacy Mile — Adult


Learning Centre, Kentville 1-3pm • Raise awareness of the literacy needs of Annapolis Valley residents. Refreshments, live music, silent auction, and activities for the whole family. Walk-a-thon walkers also raise money from pledges. All proceeds raised will go toward supporting local literacy and English as a Second Language programming. TIX: Donation INFO: 679-5252 /

Planet of the Apes Double Feature — Windsor

Library, 1-5pm • The 1968 scifi classic Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston, and the critically acclaimed 2011 prequel/ sequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco. Free popcorn! Bring a cushion for your chair. Parental discretion advised.

Basics of Yoga with Dianne, 7 sessions for $65, starts May 14th at 9am, SCOTIA register now. WOLFVILLE•NOVA

Annapolis Valley Short Film Festival — Al Whittle

Mother’s Day!

Benefit for Donnie Berry

— Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 10am-4pm • Silent Auction 10am12pm. Music by various local artists 1-4pm. TIX: $5 INFO: 5425869

Mother’s Day — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 124pm • Pamper mom with a perfect afternoon of art, fun & beauty. TIX: $5 a person, $15 for family INFO: 582-3842 / programs@ Camp Day — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 124pm • Creekster Hunt, campfire, property tours and lots more INFO: 582-3842 / programs@ 542-YOGA (9642)


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May 10 - 24, 2012

Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to Fishing (with Jeremy Webb) – Evergreen Theatre, Fri, May 25 Draw date: May20. Enter at

Fundy Film screens: Salmon Fishing on the Yemen — Al Whittle Theatre, 4

& 7 pm • In a lush and endearing romantic dramedy, a visionary sheik (Amr Waked) wants to bring salmon to the not so fish-friendly desert. His UK rep (Emily Blunt) attempts the feat even when the leading fish expert (Ewan McGregor) says: "Impossible!"—that is, until the P. M.’s overzealous press rep. (Kristin Scott-Thomas) decides it's a much-needed Middle East ‘good news’ story. See ad page 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

MONDAY, 14 IVBN Meeting — Kings

Riverside Court, Kentville 6:308:30pm • The Innovative Valley Business Network are a group of small business owners who get together once a month to discuss business, ideas and innovate ways to help each other succeed in business. TIX: $2 INFO:

Valley Gardeners Club meeting — NSCC Kingstec

Campus, Kentville 7:309:30pm • Dr. Andrew Jamieson of the Kentville Research Centre will speak on the topic "Sharecropping - How to get a Bigger Share than your Pests." Bring leftover transplants to share with fellow gardeners. All are welcome. TIX: No charge INFO:


Kentville Farmers’ Market Opens! 9am-2pm

Artists Talk- Wayne Boucher & Don Pentz

— Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville 2-3pm • Join curator Laurie Dalton and artists Wayne Boucher & Don Pentz for a discussion of their exhibit, 'Black & Blue' at the Acadia University Art Gallery. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1373 /


L'heure des histoires/ French Storytime —

Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am. Also on May 23 • Age 3-5 C'est l'heure des histoires! Il y aura plein de chansons et comptines ainsi que des histoires en français! Pour les parents: une belle occasion de pratiquer votre français oral pendant que les enfants jouent et se cherchent des livres. TIX: no charge INFO:

THURSDAY, 17 Pride Flag Raising — Waterfront Park, Wolfville 5:306:15pm • Mayor of Wolfville, Bob Stead, is hosting a Pride Flag Raising, to acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Movies at the Al Whittle to follow, see ‘Mike Uncorked’ page 11 for details INFO: Chris 542-9834 / Cari 582-7814 Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement — Al

Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7-9:30pm • Showing with "It Gets Better", a powerful and moving video made by employees of the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax to deliver the "It Gets Better" message to LGBTIQ youth. "Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement" is a beautiful documentary of a relationship that spans several decades and changes in the rights of LGBTIQ couples. See page 11 for more details. TIX: Donation INFO: Chris 542-9834 / Cari 582-7824

Once Upon a Wolf —

Kentville Library, 4pm • Hear the famous story from the Wolf's perspective! Presented by CentreStage Theatre and the Kentville Libary. 50 seats available. TIX: Free INFO:

SATURDAY, 19 Breakfast — Wolfville Lions Club, 7-10am •All proceeds to Wolfville Lions community service work TIX: $6 adults, $3 children 10 & under  

Plant, Yard and Bake Sale — Glooscap Curling Club,

Kentville 8am-1pm • Large selection of annuals, perennials and shrubbery. Great yard sale and yummy bake sale! TIX: no charge INFO:  670-1194 /

English Country Fair — Muir Murray Estate Winery, Wolfville 10am-4pm • Music by SWIG! Petting zoo, bouncy castle, cupcake decorating, games, planting flowers, music, hot dog bbq and much more! TIX: No cover INFO: 542-0343 #2 / Acoustic Night — Al Whittle

Theatre, Wolfville 7-9pm • An evening of acoustic music featuring Darrin Beaton, Andy Webster, Jason Burns, and Caleb Miles. TIX: $15 INFO:

SUNDAY, 20 Fundy Film screens: The Kid with a Bike — Al Whittle

Theatre, 8 pm only • Grand Jury Prize winner (Cannes), this deeply moving film delves into the emotional life of a feisty 11-year-old. When his father abandons him, Cyril, who becomes the ward of a kindly female hairdresser, is obsessive about his missing bicycle—the only tangible remnant of his father. See ad page 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

MONDAY, 21 40 Days at Base Camp

— Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7-9pm • Presented by: Rebel Sister Productions. 3 climbing teams and their journey to the world's highest peak. The film covers the devastating effect of climate change and provides a modern take on the transformation of Mt. Everest from what was once a revered, sacred space to the mountain theme park it is becoming. TIX: $12 INFO: 778847-9878 / rebelsisterprod@

Yoga teacher training 100 hour option starts in May

TUESDAY, 22 WBDC General Members’ Meeting — Acadia Festival

Theatre, Wolfville 7pm • Wolfville Business Development Corporation invites you to join us while we present the 201213 Business Plan, update on Wolfville's Economic Action Plan, discuss branding Wolfville, and discuss your ideas on opportunities and challenges. RSVP by May 18th. TIX: no charge INFO: 542 - 4093 /

Eastern Kings Community Health Board AGM — Horton

Community Centre, Grand Pre 7pm • Come learn more about Roots of Empathy, a program to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. TIX: Free INFO: 542-1244 / ekchb@avdha.

WEDNESDAY, 23 – Wolfville Wednesday Markets are back! 4-7pm

Children's Nature Ramble — upper parking lot,

Blomidon Provincial Park 10am12pm • A monthly ramble along the Park’s trails with naturalist Charlane Bishop to see the wondrous transformations of plant and animal life. All weather event, dress accordingly. Bring a picnic, stay for lunch. Children of all ages and care givers. TIX: Free INFO:

Talk: Why We Do It - YA Author Panel — Patterson

Room 224, Acadia 3-4:30pm • Four Canadian authors of Young Adult books will talk about their work. Featured authors: Carrie Mac, Christy Ann Conlin, Mark Oakley, Arthur Slade. TIX: no charge INFO:  665-2995 #224 /

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The Grapevine

For the week of May 10th

Rob Brezsny's

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In one of your past lives, I think you must have periodically done something like stick your tongue out or thumb your nose at pretentious tyrants -- and gotten away with it. At least that's one explanation for how confident you often are about speaking up when everyone else seems unwilling to point out that the emperor is in fact wearing no clothes. This quality should come in handy during the coming week. It may be totally up to you to reveal the truth about an obvious secret or collective delusion. Can you figure out a way to be relatively tactful as you say what supposedly can't or shouldn't be said? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus actor Daniel Day Lewis will star as American president Abraham Lincoln in a film to be released later this year. Hollywood insiders report that Lewis basically became Lincoln months before the film was shot and throughout the entire process. Physically, he was a dead ringer for the man he was pretending to be. Even when the cameras weren't rolling, he spoke in the cadences and accent of his character rather than in his own natural voice. It might be fun for you to try a similar experiment in the coming weeks, Taurus. Fantasize in detail about the person you would ultimately like to become, and then imitate that future version of you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the Byrds' 1968 song "Fifth Dimension," the singer makes a curious statement. He says that during a particularly lucid state, when he was simply relaxed and paying attention, he saw the great blunder his teachers had made. I encourage you to follow that lead, Libra. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now would be an excellent time for you to thoroughly question the lessons you've absorbed from your important teachers -- even the ones who taught you the best and helped you the most. You will earn a healthy jolt as you decide what to keep and what to discard from the gifts that beloved authorities have given you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): My friend Irene has a complicated system for handling her cats' food needs. The calico, Cleopatra, demands chicken for breakfast and beef stew at night, and all of it absolutely must be served in a pink bowl on the dining room table. Caligula insists on fish stew early and tuna later. He wants it on a black plate placed behind the love seat. Nefertiti refuses everything but gourmet turkey upon waking and beef liver for the evening repast. If it's not on the basement stairs, she won't touch it. I'm bringing your attention to this, Cancerian, because I think you could draw inspiration from it. It's in your interests, at least temporarily, to keep your loved ones and allies happy with a coordinated exactitude that rivals Irene's. shimmers on your face as you run your fingers through your hair. In your imagination, 90 violins play with sublime fury, rising toward

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "We all need a

little more courage now and then," said poet Marvin Bell. "That's what I need. If you have some to share, I want to know you." I advise you to adopt his approach in the coming days, Virgo. Proceed on the assumption that what you need most right now is to be braver and bolder. And consider the possibility that a good way to accomplish this goal is by hanging around people who are so intrepid and adventurous that their spirit will rub off on you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The idea of a housewarming party comes from an old British tradition. People who were moving would carry away embers from the fireplace of the home they were leaving and bring them to the fireplace of the new home. I recommend that you borrow this idea and apply it to the transition you're making. As you migrate toward the future, bring along a symbolic spark of the vitality that has animated the situation you're transitioning out of.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The moon's pale glow

a climax, while the bittersweet yearning in your heart sends warm chills down your spine. You part your lips and open your eyes wide, searching for the words that could change everything. And then suddenly you remember you have to contact the plumber tomorrow, and find the right little white lie to appease you-know-who, and run out to the store to get that gadget you saw advertised. Cut! Cut! Let's do this scene again. Take five. It's possible, my dear, that your tendency to overdramatize is causing you to lose focus. Let's trim the 90 violins down to ten and see if maybe that helps.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What are

the most beautiful and evocative songs you know? What are the songs that activate your dormant wisdom and unleash waves of insight about your purpose here on earth and awaken surges of gratitude for the labyrinthine path you have traveled to become the person you are today? Whatever those tunes are, I urge you to gather them all into one playlist, and listen to them with full attention while at rest in a comfortable place where you feel perfectly safe. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you need a concentrated dose of the deepest, richest, most healing emotions you can tap into.

May 10 - 24, 2012

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after travel writer Jeff Greenwald announced his trip to Guyana, his friends responded with a predictable joke: "Don't drink the Kool-Aid!" -- a reference to the beverage Jones spiked with cyanide before telling his followers to drink up. But Greenwald was glad he went. The lush, tangled magnificence of Guyana was tough to navigate but a blessing to the senses and a first-class adventure. Be like him, Sagittarius. Consider engaging with a situation that offers challenging gifts. Overcome your biases about a potentially rewarding experience.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): "You have more freedom than you are using," says artist Dan Attoe. Allow that taunt to get under your skin and rile you up in the coming days, Capricorn. Let it motivate you to lay claim to all the potential spaciousness and independence and leeway that are just lying around going to waste. According to my understanding of the astrological omens, you have a sacred duty to cultivate more slack as if your dreams depended on it. (They do!) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you've been tuning in to my horoscopes during the past months, you're aware that I have been encouraging you to refine and deepen the meaning of home. You know that I have been urging you to get really serious about identifying what kind of environment you need in order to thrive; I've been asking you to integrate yourself into a community that brings out the best in you; I've been nudging you to create a foundation that will make you strong and sturdy for a long time. Now it's time to finish up your intensive work on these projects. You've got about four more weeks before a new phase of your life's work will begin. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Is your BS-

detector in good condition? I hope so, because it's about to get a workout. Rumors will be swirling and gossip will be flourishing, and you will need to be on high alert in order to distinguish the laughable delusions that have no redeeming value from the entertaining stories that have more than a few grains of truth. If you pass those tests, Pisces, your reward will be handsome: You'll become a magnet for inside information, valuable secrets, and unusual but useful clues that come from unexpected sources.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tourists

rarely go to the South American nation of Guyana. That's mostly because much of it is virgin rain forest and there are few amenities for travelers. In part it's also due to the reputation-scarring event that occurred there in 1978, when cult-leader Reverend Jim Jones led a mass suicide of his devotees. Last year,

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Mike Uncorked: Come Out... And Support!

I had a gentleman come up to me a few weeks ago and thank me for being gay! He thanked me for being consistently happy, carefree, and strong and positive. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me. But this particular transaction was significant because this gentleman also said “I am a changed man after meeting you. I had one view of gay people and it was negative and you’ve changed that view for me”. I can’t tell you what that did for me. I am strong but I have never been a fighter. I have made others aware but I’ve never been an activist. I’ve always been me because I refuse to be changed by someone else. Wolfville, you are an amazing place! You embrace diversity, promote change and make everyone feel significant. I walk down the street, hand in hand, with my amazing partner and have never felt unsafe, unwanted or unnecessary. The number of people who’ve complimented our happiness, our togetherness and our “just us and no one else” attitude has been mind-blowing. If the World was Wolfville, the LGBT community would all feel this way, but it’s not, so there are still fighters, activists etc. aiming for ideal human rights and uniform acceptance. Maybe I am naive in my depiction of this town...everyone is not on the same page but... we’re leaps and bounds ahead of many! And on May 17th, EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate and be a part of a great thing. Come out (no pun intended) and join host and Wolfville Mayor Bob Stead in support of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th in Wolfville. At 5:30pm, there will be a pride flag raising at the Waterfront Park (the first pride flag raising here in town) and then at 7:00pm, the Al Whittle Theatre will be showing

two fantastic films for the event. The first: It Gets Better, a Halifax made film focusing on awareness about Homophobia and Transphobia will be a real crowd pleaser and the second film, Edie and Thea : A Very Long Engagement, is a poignant documentary that tells the 42 year story of a feisty and delightful lesbian couple who are finally getting married. The story starts in the 60’s and moves to present day following Edie and Thea through tireless perseverance and many battles, both personal and political to reach their goal of equal marital rights. Directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir return (after their widely successful documentary, The Brandon Teena Story, the inspiration for the film Boys Don’t Cry) with a love story of two remarkable women whose commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all. Admission is a free will offering, all are welcome and if you need further information call Chris or Jacquie at 542-9834, or Cari at 582-7814 and I want to send a very special thank you to these wonderful women for making this event happen. You can visit www. for more details surrounding the history of this day and the theme for this year, Sexual Diversity in the Work Place. Thank you fighters and activists, past and present, for taking care of a lot of the worry that could have plagued my life and for making my journey easier and making my destination better. If we change one person, we’ve changed the world... I’ve done my one... but I’ll keep going. ~Mike Butler

May 10 - 24, 2012


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May 10 - 24, 2012

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CLASSES: Voice and Piano Lessons: Private lessons in

Wolfville, by experienced, professional music educator and performance artist, Susan Dworkin-Hachey. INFO: 542-0649 /

Belly Dance Classes w/ Angie Oriana Jenkins:

Mixed Levels: Mondays, May 14th-June25th, 7-8:30pm, Ocean Spirit Studio, 9840 Main St., Canning (no class May 21st due to Victoria Day). TIX: $75 INFO/Reg: 680-8839 /

WORKSHOPS: Permaculture Design Certification (PDC): (72

hours) July 21st-Aug. 4th @ The Oasis, 1765 Lilylake Rd, Middleton. Implementation (optional): August 6th- 10th. Facilitated by Graham Calder: principles, patterns & practices of permaculture design. Accommodations & food included. TIX: $1,090 - $1,490 (sliding scale) / Cost Practicum $500 - $700 (sliding scale) / $300 registration fee (deducted from tuition) INFO: /

Painting & Process:

May 26th, 10am-4pm @ Acadia University Art Gallery . Wayne Boucher explores approaches to painting & presentation including: use of materials, tools, and critical thinking. Focus is on the use of oil sticks, but can be adapted to acrylics, watercolours, or dry mediums. For all skill levels. Bring 4 to 5 canvases (any size). TIX: $50/gallery members, $60/ non-members INFO: 585-1373 /

CAMPS: 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. All camps Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Check out our Early

Registration &Family discounts TIX: Varies per camp INFO: / 542-3019.

Summer Art Camps: w/

Terry Drahos @ The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Wolfville. The Art of Nature: July 9th-13th, 9am-4pm. Learn to recognize and appreciate the beauty within the natural world through the visual arts. The Science of Art: Aug. 13th-17th, 9am-4pm. Explore art and nature through scientific eyes. For ages 7-11. TIX: $185 (includes art supplies and a daily snack) INFO/Reg: Melanie, 585-1916 / Terry, 542-3981 /

Art Camp: Textures & Mate-

rials: w/ Margaret Forsey. July 23rd-27th, 9am-4pm @ Acadia University Art Gallery. Experiment with a variety of materials and techniques, with a focus on fibre arts including felting, paper making and lanterns. Maximum of 10 participants, ages 7-12. Register in person, or email. TIX: $165 gallery members / $175 non-members INFO/Reg: 5851373 /

Camp Camp Odonata:

Special Day Camp: Aug. 20th23rd, 8:30am-4pm @ Wolfville Curling Club. For children 5-12 years old, who have experienced the loss of a loved one. TIX: Free INFO: Nancy 542-2141 / Gail 678-4535 / /

EMPLOYMENT/ BUSINESS: Festival Assistant Needed: The Deep Roots

Music Coop looking for an assistant to our festival coordinator. 14-week, full-time term position located in Wolfville. Limited to students beginning/continuing post-secondary classes in the fall. Experience with databases, communications and admin skills are an asset. Application review begins May 17th. INFO/Apply:

Little Piggies Reflexology: Fridays, starting

May 11th, Ocean Spirit Studio, Canning. I'm working towards being a registered Reflexologist so

I'm offering some of my services for free or minimal charge. I'm looking for feet, hands and faces to work on and experiment with! Book soon for your time of choice! TIX: various INFO: Marie Jardine, 681-5633 /

Unique Services: Specializing in unique small jobs for home, personal, or business assistance. I am flexible, adaptable, and handy. INFO: Justin, 300-0605. Wanted: Office to Rent: Calendar publisher looking to rent a pleasant, bright, one room office for one person in Wolfville. From now until Dec. 31st, possibly longer. I bring donuts on Fridays. INFO: Al Rimmer,

GENERAL: Spring Clean Up: The

Maple Avenue Compost Site, Wolfville, will reopen on April 14th – Saturdays only 1-5pm.

Wolfville Parking Changes: The parking at

Waterfront Park on Harbourside Drive will be converted from all day parking to three hour parking. The change is being made to accommodate increased traffic from short term visitors and for those who make use of the trails along the waterfront. It is hoped to alleviate anticipated traffic generated from the opening of Pete’s. INFO:

Choir Auditions: Since its inception in 1988, The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir has been educating young singers to be better musicians, choristers and citizens of their communities. All students in Grades 7-12 during the 2012-2013 academic year are invited to attend. Auditions June 5th @ Horton High School, June 6th @ New Minas Elementary, & June 7th @ Pine Ridge Middle School. INFO/Reg:

Plants Wanted: Large house plants needed for a new office. Will give them lots of space and TLC! INFO: Grace, 679-0617

Room for Rent: Gaspereau Ave., Wolfville, walking distance from Acadia University. Two rooms upstairs: one double futon bed, desk, chair, bedside light, hanging space for clothes. Shared fridge, microwave, bathroom upstairs. Shared kitchen and bathroom on the main level. Back patio with table & chairs. Parking for 5 cars. INFO: Sheila, 670-5560 /

DONATE / VOLUNTEER: Plaid Fabric: Looking for bolts/long pieces of PEI tartan to decorate the lobby of the Festival Theatre for Anne of Green Gables. INFO: Margot 542-1466 Kings -Kikima Grannies: We’re more than happy to

handle your 'soon-to -be-defunct' penny collection. Also, start saving items for our annual yard sale. Items may be dropped off on June 8th-9th @ 15 Chestnut Ave. in Wolfville. Previously loved jewellery sale at Blomidon Nurseries Stems Café, May 26th & St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, June 2nd. Donations of jewellery are most welcome. INFO: Betsy 542-7591 / Barbara bacain33@

Cycling Leaders Needed: Looking for cycling leaders

to help lead Trips for Kids spring and summer mountain bike rides. See our website for details & to sign up! INFO:

Actors Needed for a Wolfville Film Shoot:

Local volunteer actors are required for a short, fun, and educational film shoot in Wolfville. Shooting on Sunday, May 20th, 8am-2pm (rain date Father's Day). INFO: Tina Hiltz (WriterDirector), tina_rockhound@inbox. com / 844-1636

Off-Broadway Volunteers: A Whittle Off-Broadway,

a musical theatre revue scheduled for May 25th at the Al Whittle Theatre, is looking for volunteers to work front of house selling tickets/ushering or to help marshal/organize the cast backstage. INFO: Pat,

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May 10 - 24, 2012

Lobster and Fiddlehead Penne

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

Last year at this time my sister Meagan and I decided to have our own Mother's Day celebration at home. She had cooked lobster in the fridge, and I picked up some fiddleheads.  We stole alfredo sauce, a baguette, and a beautiful salad of Penner's organic greens from

the restaurant. And a bottle of Windermere wine. Windermere is a gorgeous off-dry white wine made by Jost Winery.  The grapes, romantically named KW 94-2, were developed from crossing grape varieties in the 1980s at the Kentville Research Station.  They are grown just outside Berwick in Windermere by Jim Gray, one of our favourite raspberry growers. It goes well with some of the more wine-challenging dishes at the Cafe, notably our Chicken Curry.  Of course, it is absolutely sublime with creamy pasta with lobster and the season's first fiddleheads.

Lobster and Fiddlehead Penne

Colours of springtime! Ribbons of beet greens or spinach would be welcome additions to this gorgeous dish. 1 lb. Penne 2 T. Butter 1 clove Garlic 1/2 lb.  Fiddleheads, well washed (trim off any brown ends) 1 C. Whipping Cream 1/4 C. freshly grated Parmesan Cheese Salt and Pepper 2 C. chopped cooked Lobster (you could use thawed frozen lobster meat or prepare your own) more Parmesan for serving  Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil, add the penne, and cook until almost tender (the pasta

will cook again later and you don't want moosh). Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water.  Meanwhile, place a large saute pan over medium-high heat and add the butter.  When it has melted, add the garlic and fiddleheads and saute for a few minutes.  Before the garlic browns, add the cream and bring to a boil.  Add the lobster meat, the penne, Parmesan cheese, a healthy pinch of salt and a few grindings of pepper to the pan.  Using tongs, toss while the cream reduces to a sauce that just clings to the pasta.  If you've gone too far and the pasta seems dry, add a little of the cooking water.  Divide into bowls and top with a little more Parmesan.


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There we go, once around the sun. In the world of growing and harvesting we've come full circle.  Fiddleheads are in season again, along with spring rains and the promise of summer.  Greenhouses are open, lawns are being mowed, spinach and lettuce are sprouting in the garden.

(Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva) May Featured Artist at T.A.N. (Windsor) My cute little nephew Jaxon has FOP. “One of the rarest (only 1 known case in Nova Scotia!!), most disabling genetic conditions known to medicine, it causes bone to form in muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. Bridges of extra bone develop across joints, progressively restricting movement and forming a second skeleton that imprisons the body in bone.” (taken from the IFOPA site)

An online donation can be made directly from our website through Tax receipts will be issued immediately. Cheque and direct deposits available as well (contact christie@

There has been a recent medical breakthrough in which Dr. Kaplan (FOP Research Laboratory, University of Penn.) was able to block the damaged gene (hence blocking bone growth). 75% of FOP funding comes from grassroots/friends & family, and much more funding is needed to put this new research into clinical trials, which is where YOU can help!

In addition, you can buy tickets for lynphotos’ 50/50 draw at T.A.N. in Windsor for your chance to win half of the cash of the cash ticket sales! Runner-up prizes from: T.A.N., Mary Kay, Daniel’s Flower Shop, Momentum Massage Therapy, Treasures Gift Shop, & Tupperware!! Christie Theoret,



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The Grapevine

May 10 - 24, 2012

Mobile Website for Events in the Annapolis Valley launches mobile version of its popular website

V is the most comprehensive list of events in the Annapolis Valley. Starting today (Monday, May 7th), will now make its event listings available on smartphones. This gives users instant access to up to date event information no matter where they go in the Annapolis Valley.

happening across the Valley. A more localized list can be obtained by selecting a desired town from a drop down list. Users with smartphones that support location services can choose to have their smartphone transmit their current coordinates to and return a list of events happening nearby.

Users of popular smartphones such as the: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WebOS, and Windows Phones will automatically be redirected to the mobile version of the site simply by visiting on their mobile web browser. Users of other smart phones can access the site via

Users can drill down on specific events to get detailed event information such as: cost, where to get tickets, contact information, the venue’s address, etc.

Once on the mobile site, users get a list of upcoming events

Background: ValleyEvents. ca was started in 2008 by two former Acadia Computer Science graduates, James R. Skinner and Jonathan Tweedie. The two met while working at the former

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telecommunications company, Nortel Networks, in Ottawa. Upon returning to the Valley, they identified the need for an easier way to find out what local events where happening and created provides promoters, artists, venues, and communities with an easy way to distribute their upcoming events information in the Annapolis Valley. ValleyEvents. ca provides: a website for local events, a Facebook page with event related information and links, a weekly email of upcoming events, and increasingly popular ticket giveaways. At any given time, lists over three hundred upcoming events available for visitors to discover. distributes event information to various third parties throughout the Annapolis Valley. This includes print media such as: the monthly Apple Valley Scoop which is delivered to over 42,000 homes and The Grapevine, a Wolfville area bi-weekly. Additionally, fuels the event portion of the AVR and Magic 97.7 radio station websites. provides calendar services to various business and organizations throughout the valley such as: Paddy’s Pub and the Al Whittle Theatre.

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The Grapevine

May 10 - 24, 2012

Who's Who: Katie Corrigan: Our Anne of a Thousand Talents! K

atie Corrigan: We met during Ghost Walks and I said to myself ‘how can this little, delicate girl possibly have a voice or personality big enough to be the singing ghost of Evangeline that starts off the walk’ and boy, oh boy... you proved me wrong on so many levels! What a great treat it is to have met you... and to have worked with you on stage... and now; I get to tell a lot of people about you and your latest project.

Katie Corrigan, the force of nature, was born in Mississauga, moved to Brampton where she began her work in Community Theatre at age 8, then moved to Caledon, which is where she calls home! She is attending Acadia University and plans to graduate in 2014 with a BA in Music and a Minor in Theatre and if you’ve ever seen one of the productions Kate’s been in, you’d know that this suits her to a T. In 2010 Katie was approached by Katrina Salmon, the musical director for the Stage Prophets plays, to play the strong soprano postulant nun in their production of the Sound of Music. After a few conversations, Katie agreed and her friendship with Katrina and the Stage Prophets team began. Katie then took on the role of Bet in the Stage Prophets Oliver and began developing a strong relationship with Mary Hanneman, her director, dear friend and mentor. This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the Stage Prophets team and they have cooked up a fabulous production to celebrate, with Katie at the helm as Anne in Anne of Green Gables. Katie says working with the Stage Prophets team has given her amazing stability in her life, rooting her in her faith and sealing her closeness with the community and she has all guns blaring for the audience with this role. Katie’s mum used to say "Kate everyone has their time to shine", and she is so lucky to be able to shine as Anne. The experience of Anne has been so rewarding for Katie that she can’t stop talking about it. She has been blown away by the talent that exists in the valley and to be on stage with a cast of 120 plus performers is going to be a sight to behold. The cast was fortunate to have Glenda Landry (43 veteran to the PEI Anne Production) come visit and


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Since living in the Valley, Katie has worked with the Gravely Ghost Walks, Wolfville Children’s Center, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (in Youth ministry) and the Annapolis Academy of Music where she has 18 students, 10 of which performed in this year’s festival. Katie was also one of the two actresses who played Snow White in last year’s Fezziwig production of Snow White and the Seven Dudes and I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with her as her Widow Spanky. I think we had too much fun! Catch Katie in Anne or as the Emcee of the Whittle Night Music Broadway Show at the Al Whittle theatre on May 25th. She doesn’t know how not to be busy, which is a great benefit for all of us audience members, eager to see her next project! All the best little Katie Corrigan! ~Mike Butler

Events Con't from page 9


Food and Faith in Lesotho (Africa) — United

Meet YA Author, Carrie Mac — Memorial Library,

Baptist Church, Kentville 7-8pm • Presentation from Lieketseng (Keke) Phooko, this year’s Canadian Foodgrains Bank intern. Hear more about CFB international projects. Reception to follow, all welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-3162 / devin.

Fundy Film screens: Corman’s World — Al

Nelson & Madusha are studying Neuroscience at Acadia. Nelson bought his hat at The Bay 4 years ago. It's been stolen from his head in Toronto, Ireland, Wolfville and Halifax, and returned each time.

workshop with them on the history and details of the vast production. And Katie can honestly say there are no egos in this cast and she says Anne has been the most positive and humbling theatre experience in her 21.5 years on this earth. You can catch Anne at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on May 18th, 19th and 20th at 7pm and there are matinees on the 19th and 20th at 2pm.

Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • In a most entertaining doc, many movie icons and cinematic luminaries pay tribute to Roger Corman, one of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-directorproducers for the past 60 years, also known as the godfather of independent cinema. See ad page 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

Wolfville 3-4pm • Award-winning author of teen novels 'The Beckoners', 'The Gryphon Project', the Triskelia trilogy, and others, will read from some of her works, talk about her writing, and answer audience questions. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 /

Spring Fling — Kings County Academy, Kentville 4:307:30pm • Candy bags, fruit loop necklaces, a frog pond and a cupcake walk, Scholastic Book Fair, games, face painting, and a BBQ! Proceeds from the Spring Fling will go to class rooms. Everyone welcome! TIX: 25cents each for tickets / BBQ separate INFO: valleyfamilyfun@gmail. com

Autum Sunday, Sunday,

Fundy Film Society

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

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Salmon Fishing in theTheatre Yemen 450 Main Sunday, MayStreet, 13: Wolfville 4 & 7 p.m. 542-5157 gamin au vélo (The Kid with a Bike) Sunday, May 20: 8 p.m. Corman’s World Wednesday, May 23: 8 p.m.

Al Whittle Theatre 542-5157

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May 10 - 24, 2012

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Theme: Mothers What Juno-award-winning fiddler from Cape Breton is also a mother of four?


The mother of sons Justin and Travis is the first woman to lead a major, recognized political party in Canada. Who is she?


What Cape Breton mom is well-known for her song Working Man, a collaboration with Men of the Deeps?


In what year did Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, visit Nova Scotia?


What maternity hospital opened on April 29, 1922 in Halifax? solutions: 1. Natalie MacMaster; 2. Alexa McDonough (elected leader of NS NDP in 1980); 3. Rita MacNeil; 4. 1967; 5. Grace Maternity Hospital (now part of IWK Health Centre)

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Brought to you by: Daniels’ Flower Shop Ltd. 40 Water St, Windsor 798-5337 Our 13-year-old dog fell over the edge of the North Mountain one morning and rolled about 100 feet down. He's a large, arthritic dog, and he couldn't get up; we thought he might be paralyzed. My husband and I spent the morning unsuccessfully trying to get him up the steep, rocky, slippery slope, but we needed TWO strong men, not just one. Who could we ask to come out at 8:00 on a cold, rainy morning to

help get our 140-pound dog up the side of the mountain? Lance Bishop! He lives nearby, he's a big strong guy and—bonus—he's an animal control officer. We called him and he came right over. My husband MacGyvered a stretcher out of a tarp and some 2x2s and they hauled the dog up. Amazingly, Finnegan seems fine: just sore and stiff (us too)! We are lucky to have people like Lance in our community.

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Tide Predictions at Cape Blomidon

Source: Canadian Fisheries & Oceans

May 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

High 4:51pm* 5:47pm 6:44pm 7:44pm 8:11am 9:10am 10:07am 10:59am 11:47am 12:31pm 1:12pm 1:51pm** 2:29pm 3:08pm 3:49pm

Low 10:33am 11:27am 12:24pm 1:23pm 2:23pm 3:21pm 4:16pm 5:07pm 5:52pm 6:34pm 7:13pm 7:38am 8:16am 8:54am 9:33am

* Highest High: 41.3 feet ** Lowest High: 34.4 feet

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


The Grapevine, May 10, 2012  

The Grapevine, May 10, 2012