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PAM MOORE AND DAVID MYLES: AGATHA'S AUTEURS! Mike Butler
Whether reading or watching a mystery, you just never know who is behind the crime until it’s all said and done. Agatha Christie is the queen of mysteries and it wasn’t until the final pages of her acclaimed novels that the reader finally got the answers they were looking for. Some of Dame Agatha’s works were turned into stage plays, including The Mousetrap, the longest-running show in theatre history, and behind its latest production are two genius directors putting their own spin on this classic Christie whodunit! Who’s behind this crime caper? Directors Pam Moore and David Myles! Pam and Dave are both very good friends of mine. They both sit on the board of directors for Quick As A Wink Theatre Society in Windsor and they’re taking the helm of the society’s spring play. Sometimes it takes a dynamic duo to assemble and pull off the perfect crime, and Pam and Dave are ready for action! Pam was born in Halifax and moved to the UK at age eleven, but returned to Canada in 1990 and now calls Windsor home. Pam has done all kinds of work including public relations for the Atlantic Theatre Festival and managing a bookshop, and she is now a legal assistant. Dave was originally born in Newfoundland but grew up in a military family (like Pam), and lived mainly in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Dave’s father retired out of Greenwood and his family decided to settle in Windsor, due to its proximity to both the Valley and Halifax. Dave studied information technology at NSCC and met his future wife, Jeannie, during that time. They’re now approaching their 15-year anniversary and are happily married with two wonderful girls. Dave worked, for years, with defense contractors supporting both military and law enforcement personnel. Most recently he decided to change career paths and get back to his information technology roots by taking a position with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. So, how did these two very intelligent, hard-working, and adorable people get mixed up directing an Agatha Christie mystery together? Pam got involved with Quick As A Wink at the end of 2016, when she auditioned and scored a part in Faith County. She had been wanting to get back into theatre, and two of her children had been doing QAAW drama camps, so it all worked out. She became a board member, helped backstage with Music Man, returned to an acting role in A Christmas Carol and now makes her directorial debut with The Mousetrap!“My dad took me to see it in London when I was a teen," says Pam, "It was a thrilling experience to be in a beautiful West End theater for the first time, and I was a huge Christie fan. This is the perfect, classic example of the 'locked room' 'mystery that Christie perfected. It's great storytelling, with a revelation that really is 'the best kept secret in theater'” Dave's relationship to the theatre dovetails naturally with his other creative projects: “Outside of work, most of my time is divided between various video projects such as short films, writing screenplays, co-hosting a weekly
podcast/YouTube web series (They Cast From The Coast), and serving as an active board member with Quick As A Wink. My involvement with QAAW actually began a couple years ago when my wife got involved with the production of Annie. After that, I came up with an idea to improve their Spotlight segment and from there helped with video promotion.” In the fall of 2017, Dave was offered the opportunity to co-direct The Mousetrap and jumped at the opportunity. He accepted without hesitation because it allowed him to get more involved with the society and the local community, and who doesn’t love a good murder mystery? And with Pam and Dave’s love of theater and their backgrounds, plus the already built-in success of the play, The Mousetrap is a mustsee for all ages! Dave says “it feels great to be a part of this historical play and I encourage everybody to come out and see it. We have an extremely talented cast and they’re very excited to hit the stage and show off their chops!”
Pam Moore and Dave Myles
Both Pam and Dave have always been drawn to theater as they enjoy the process of rehearsals to the finished product, the history of the shows, the intimacy between the characters and the audience and so much more. For Pam, “it's the art of performance, and the thrill of the high wire act that is performing is a high like no other. Nothing can compare to the feeling of being onstage in front of an attentive and receptive audience. The warmth of the people in this fantastic arts community make all the volunteer hours so worth it.” Dave's favourite part is “seeing the raw performances and talent of the cast evolve over the production" and the fact that "there are no second takes once you get on stage, everything has to be practiced and perfected long before. It’s incredible the amount of hard work that goes into a live theatrical performance.” And the projects never stop with these two, as Dave and Pam have a very busy year ahead helping with the upcoming Quick As A Wink musical productions of Seussical (June) and Shrek (October). Both hope to produce, direct, and act again in the near future, and things look bright for Quick As A Wink with these two on the board of directors. In addition to stage work, Dave is also in the middle of writing three to four separate film projects that hopefully one day he can get behind the lens and film. Performances of The Mousetrap will take place at the Fountain Performing Arts Centre of King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, March 16, 17, 23 and 24, at 7:00 pm, with special matinees March 17, 18 and 24 at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at QAAW.ca, at The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, and at Mosaic Market in Windsor. It’s no mystery that with Pam Moore and David Myles behind the scenes, ANYTHING is possible! Best of luck my friends.
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STILL CURLING IN HIS NINETIES: HUBERT SULLIVAN Submitted
Hubert Sullivan has curled for over sixty years. In the early 2000s, Hubert encouraged the use of the stick method in rock delivery. The Nova Scotia Curling Association(NSCA) dedicated the Open Division Trophy to Hubert, naming it the Sullivan Cup. On accepting the cup to be named after him, Hubert wrote to the association that he "was convinced that this would be a way to introduce the game to people with many levels of abilities and allow others to continue playing and enjoying the comradeship of this great game. This can only promote this game as a game for all. That can only be a plus for curling in Nova Scotia.” With Hubert’s leadership, the inaugural stick curling championship took place at the Wolfville Curling Centre in March 2007. This past February, Hubert Sullivan was recognized as a builder and supporter of stick curling in this province by the Nova Scotia Curling Association at a reception at the Wolfville Curling Club, where MLA Keith Irving and Wolfville Mayor Jeff Cantwell both congratulated Hubert’s leadership abilities and contributions to the province and town. Mac Maidens, president of the Wolfville Curling Club, commented on Hubert’s ability to lead in a quiet way to get the job done! Wolfville Curling Club member Betty Mattson, local event coordinator for the provincial stick championship, says "we are so pleased that Hubert received this award. He has shown great leadership in promoting curling in this province. To have over 100 people attend this event is a testimony to Hubert’s
Teri Udle NSCA, and Keith Bennett, president of the Provincial Stick Curling Association, presenting the award to Hubert. contributions." Keith Bennett, president of Provincial Stick Curling Association, praised Hubert for being an exemplary participant in promoting the sport. A worthy and deserving person to receive this recognition. Congratulations Hubert!
MOUSETRAP MANIA: QUICK AS A WINK STAGES CHRISTIE CLASSIC! Mike Butler
Just off the heels of their hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone, Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, Windsor’s local theatre company, brings their production of the world’s longest running play to the stage. Quick As A Wink Theatre Society proudly presents Dame Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, The Mousetrap, a thriller which includes dark humour, a twisting and turning plot, and an ending which has been heralded as the “biggest secret in theatre.” Picture it: England, 1952. At their country guest house, Monkswell Manor, newlyweds Giles Ralston (Ryan Harvey) and Mollie (Ashley Langille) have high hopes for their new business as they prepare to welcome their first guests. Unfortunately, outside a blizzard continues to rage, and in London a murder is committed with far-reaching implications. Meanwhile, eccentric architect Christopher Wren (Frieden Gilbert), cantankerous Mrs. Boyle (Carole Ball), mysterious Miss Paravicini (Lizon Richard), daunting Miss Casewell (Lilly Ashdown), and stiff upper-lipped Major
Metcalf (Geoff Ball) arrive as Monskwell’s first patrons, providing unique and demanding challenges. However, Mollie and Giles soon have far more on their hands than ornery guests, as Detective Sergeant Trotter (Andrew Kasprzak) arrives in a most unconventional way, with the ominous news that the Manor is snowed in, and that there is a murderer in their midst. Under the direction of David Myles and Pam Moore, The Mousetrap is classic Christie, a finely crafted mystery which will keep audiences guessing until the final, shocking revelations. If you’re a fan of Agatha, mysteries, surprise endings, and stellar acting then The Mousetrap is a must-see event! For performance dates and times, check out my Who’s Who column on page 3. Support local theatre and come try and solve the mystery of The Mousetrap! See you there!
ANNAPOLIS HOP FIELD ALE In early December, the Wolfville Farmers Market was transformed into the 'Annapolis Winter Night Market', a launch for Alexander Keith's new Annapolis Hop Field Ale. Keith’s has teamed up with local farmers and artisans to launch the newest small-batch brew. The Grapevine caught up with Alexander Keith’s Brewmaster Stefan Gagliardi to talk about the local connections of their new ale. The Grapevine (GV): The new Alexander Keith’s Annapolis Hop Field Ale is designed to showcase the flavours of the Annapolis Valley – where are the hops currently being grown? Stefan Gagliardi (SG): We worked with three Nova Scotia hop growers this year to develop Annapolis Hop Field Ale. Hill Top Hops, located in Scotch Village, Fundy Hops, from Berwick, and Wicked Hops located in Stewiacke. All three farms supplied 5 hops varieties that were blended together based on their flavour profile by farm and variety. The five hop varieties are cascade, centennial, chinook,
glacier, and Columbus. Growing these American varietals in our regions gives them their own unique flavour profile. GV: What distinct qualities do they have? SG: As many know, the Annapolis Valley’s climate and soil makeup create a unique growing environment. The common thread and dominant hop flavours we perceive in our brew are floral notes and a sweet orange gummy bear flavour. Since we are working with five different varieties of hops, which showcase a wide array of flavours, our beer is not dominated by one flavour in particular but rather an oscillating blend of flavours that shift as one enjoys a pint of this brew. Each farm produced world-class high-quality hops with a range of flavours that are slightly different from the normal variety which makes these hops and this beer uniquely Nova Scotian. Our farms produce on a small scale, have a lot of growth potential, and with a project like this, our goal is to help to grow the agricultural side of our
business by buying local and spreading the word about our amazing hops. GV: What other components of the ale are local to the region? SG: On top of brewing this beer with 100% Nova Scotian hops we also used Horton Ridge malts as specialty malts in this beer. We incorporated the locally-malted wheat malt and Munich malt for a smooth toasted white bread crust malt note that supports the hop flavours. The base malt we use remains "Golden Promise" which is a base malt from Scotland, an ingredient I hold dearly since it pays tribute to our heritage. Finally, the majority of our beers are brewed with the Keith Ale yeast, with this beer being no exception, which provides a clean fermentation profile with a mild spicy note. The Keith Ale yeast, the same yeast we use in Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale, is the hardest working organism in the brewery and arguably the most Nova Scotian flavour contributor of our beer.
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Joe’s Food Emporium (Wolfville): PM Blues Band (16th) 8pm
Dooly’s (Greenwood): House DJ (10th, 17th) 8pm
Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Marshall Lake (8th, 15th, 22nd) 12 pm
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Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Tony & Caillum (8th, 15th, 22nd) 9pm The Anvil (Wolfville): Top 40 DJ (8th, 15th, 22nd)10pm FRIDAYS: 9, 16 Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Marshall Lake (9th, 16th) 12pm Kings Arms Pub by Lew Murphy’s (Kentville): Shawn Hebb (9th), TBA (16th) 5:30pm Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (9th, 16th) 6:30pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Tim Vallilee (9th), The Thorns (16th) 8pm
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Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Video Music Screen (10th, 17th) 12am
West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Billy T (16th) 10pm
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La Torta Woodfired Pizzeria (Wolfville): Steve Lee Duo (10th, 17th) 5:30pm
The Anvil (Wolfville): Toonie Tuesdays w/Top 40 DJ (13th, 20th) 9pm
Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Island Boys (17th) 2pm, SWIGin’ Saint Patrick’s Day (17th) 7pm
WEDNESDAYS: 14, 21
King’s Arms Pub by Lew Murphy’s (Kentville): Broke With Money (10th) 7pm, St. Patrick’s Day w/ MacFarlane’s Rant (17th) ALL DAY
West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Billy T’s Karaoke (21st) 9pm
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic, and hard-driving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors, and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump, and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast, and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley, and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500+ years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in inbetween things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English word “velleity” refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site, but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans — and then actually carry out those plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film Spiderman, there’s a scene where the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spiderman, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and
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catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk, and bowl of jello before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life — although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own — an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions — illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over a thousand pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night, and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ON THE VERGE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED BREAKTHROUGH! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest. Homework: What would the people who love you best say is the most important thing for you to learn? Testify at Freewillastrology.com.
QIGONG, MEDITATION AND HEALING Jack Risk
The first thing I realized about qigong was that it made me feel better. Mild depressions were lifted, moods were smoothed out, stress and fatigue seemed to drop away easily and my body was refreshed. As time went on and I began doing more qigong I came to understand that this was only the beginning. On a regular basis qigong makes me feel calmer, more cheerful, more energetic, and better able to concentrate. Emotions don’t slow me down the way they once did. However, watching what it’s done for others with more serious health problems is what really sold me on qigong. I began teaching qigong in 2004 after four years of daily practice. Since then about two hundred people have taken full qigong training with me and several hundred more have been given an experience of qigong. Over the years I’ve added instruction in meditation and qigong healing to what I offer. To provide support to those who had taken the training I conducted weekly practice sessions in qigong and meditation for more than a decade. This is something I hope to be able to replicate in the Valley. While I lived in Dartmouth I held weekly sessions at Drug Dependency for a few years. After moving to Winnipeg in 2006 I held weekly qigong sessions at two public health clinics. People with all manner of health issues — anxiety, depression, addictions, arthritis, severe trauma, pain, cancer, what have you — would be referred by clinicians or show up off the street. After an hour of qigong they would regularly express relief at how much better they felt. Their therapists would report how
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much readier for counselling or group work they were. Some people came regularly, for as long as eight years in a few cases. Several made remarkable progress toward well-being. For more than two years I made weekly visits to the provincial jail at Headingley, near Winnipeg. This struck me as a good place to test the stress-reducing effects of qigong. I would meet with a group of male inmates and give them an hour of qigong practice. Then a second group would be sent to me and I’d repeat the process for them. An hour was all it took to change the room from tense, wary nervousness to easy cheerfulness. Some were surprised to discover what relaxation felt like. A few told me of how qigong had helped them to deal with their issues. Guards reported to me that they would see certain individuals doing movements or qigong walking meditation in the yard. With other practices it can be difficult to get past the mechanics of movements, to not get caught up at the level of form. Qigong goes straight to the energetic core of our existence and helps us open into a clear mind and healthy body.
❧ Jack Risk is an Anglican priest. He and his wife Christine Willette recently relocated to Kentville. Jack leads free, open meditation sessions with instruction at the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University, every Tuesday at noon. You can find information about this and other training opportunities at jackrisk.ca.
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ANNAPOLIS VALLEY BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES & CIDERIES: WHAT TO TRY THIS SEASON We have a fantastic selection of local bevvy options in our region! We’ve curated a list of what to try this season. You can also check out our libations map for all the places stretched across the Valley that offer beer, cider, liquors, and liqueurs. Cheers!
1. MEANDER RIVER FARM AND BREWERY (Brewery)
6. BARRELLING TIDE DISTILLERY (Distillery) 1164 Parkway Drive, Port Williams barrellingtidedistillery.com What to Try: Barrelling Tide Distillery's 5 Fathom dark rum is fermented, distilled, and barrel-aged using maritime molasses. The rum is a true expression of Canada’s east coast with a subtle sweetness of molasses and the mellow earthiness of salted oak. Fun fact: this distillery received 10 medals at the inaugural Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition in Vancouver, including three gold medals and "best in class" for its raspberry liqueur.
906 Woodville Road, Ashdale meanderriverfarm.ca What to Try: Meander River Farm & Brewery is creating cider with 100% NS apples from Davison Farms in Falmouth. With no sugar added in the process, the apple blend becomes a true expression of the terroir and pressed apples, changing subtly with the seasons. Currently available at the brewery is Shack Wacky, as well as small lots of Hopped Cider, Honeyed Cider (with 100% honey produced on the farm) and Wild Fermented Cider.
2. SCHOOLHOUSE BREWERY (Brewery)
7. WAYFARERS' ALE SOCIETY (Brewery)
40 Water Street, Windsor schoolhousebrewery.ca What to Try: Cascade hops lend their citrusy zip, and at a sessionable 4.5% ABV Principal Ale is a go-to for any occasion. Keep an eye out for the yellow pencil taps adorned with school themed logos, including “The Principal” which some of you may have noticed bears a striking resemblance to owner Cam Hartley's, wife Jenn… coincidence?
1116 Kars St., Port Williams wayfarersale.ca What to Try: Wayfarers’ Hellene, 4.2% ABV, is a slender blonde ale of German lineage brewed with Pilsner malt and continental hops. Much too young to be bitter, it’s a really light, refreshing beer for the warm spring days just around the corner!
8. BAD APPLE BREWHOUSE & MOSAIC BREWING CO. (Brewery)
3. ANNAPOLIS CIDER COMPANY (Cidery)
515 Parker Condon Road, Somerset badapplebrewhouse.ca What to Try: To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, try Bad Apple’s Mosaic Double IPA, an 8% ABV ale that pays tribute to the founder’s son and others who are afflicted with mosaic Down syndrome. The beer was brewed exclusively with mosaic hops, imparting it with a blend of floral, tropical, and fruity notes. Full proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society and Camp Brigadoon.
388 Main Street, Wolfville drinkannapolis.ca What to Try: The Earl Blue, 7.1% ABV, has been one of the most popular Something Different ciders, and now it’s available in a 750ml bottle. This unique combination of Earl Grey tea and Nova Scotia wild blueberry juice expresses sophisticated aromas and a burst of wild flavour in this off-dry cider.
4. NOGGINS CIDER (Cidery) 10009 Hwy #1, Greenwich nogginsfarm.ca/cider What to Try: Their Vintage Apple Cider, ABV 7.4%, stays true to the early Acadian cider tradition by mixing golden russet, northern spy, and Cox orange heritage apples to express a fresh taste and robust flavour compilation. The apples they use for cider are all grown, pressed, and fermented on their farm in Greenwich.
9. LUNN’S MILL BEER CO. (Brewery) 515 Carleton Road, Lawrencetown lunnsmill.beer What to Try: Their Purple Grain IPA, 6.8% ABV, features citra, cascade, and centennial hops for a tangy and slightly spicy hop profile, gold in colour with a balanced malt body featuring notes of honey. Try it at their brewery, which features ten rotating taps of local craft beer and cider, as well as a menu of eclectic entrees and shareable snacks.
5. PADDY’S BREW PUB (Brewery)
Kentville and Wolfville paddyspub.ca/brewery What to Try: Paddy’s won "Brewpub of the Year" in Atlantic Canada this past fall at the Atlantic Canada Brew Awards. They are on their third season of cider making: their "Fitz's Strong Country Cider" is made the traditional way, with local pressed apples, cold-fermented all winter, and no artificial sweetening.
10. STILL FIRED DISTILLERIES (Distillery)
9543 Highway 8, Annapolis Royal stillfireddistilleries.com What to Try: Their newest addition is "Root Beer Moonshine," a blend of their signature un-aged corn whiskey and an all-natural root beer essence. It tastes just like your childhood root beer with a slight kick! Try it on ice, with a splash of soda water, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
On the map 11. SID’S CIDER (Cidery)
836 Windsor Back Road, Windsor
12. HORTON RIDGE MALT & GRAIN (Malt House)
16. ELDERKIN’S CIDER COMPANY (Cidery)
21. ANNAPOLIS BREWING COMPANY (Brewery)
10362 Highway 1, Wolfville
Annapolis Royal Farmers Market
2504 Ridge Road, Hortonville
1441 Church St Port Williams
17. PLANTER’S RIDGE RUMMED CIDER (Winery)
22. LAZY BEAR BREWING (Brewery) 120 East Old Post Road, Smiths Cove
13. TANGLED GARDEN (Liqueurs)
18. MARITIME EXPRESS CIDER CO. (Cidery)
23. ROOFHOUND (Brewery) 2580 Ridge Rd, Digby
14. DOMAINE DE GRAND PRE POMME D'OR APPLE CREAM LIQUEUR (Winery) 11611 Highway 1, Grand Pre
19. BULWARK CIDER (Cidery) 7153 Highway 12, New Ross
24. COVENHOVEN DISTILLERY (Distillery)
15. L’ACADIE VINEYARDS ORGANIC CIDER (Winery)
20. BOARS BACK CIDER (Cidery)
1827 Highway 1, Grand Pre `
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MARITIME EXPRESS CIDER CO. AND THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY’S CIDER SCENE Genevieve Allen Hearn
Maritime Express Cider Co. will be located in the historical Cornwallis Inn in downtown Kentville. There will be a tasting room, located in the former Stoneroom Lounge, where patrons can sample ciders, purchase growlers to go, or stay and enjoy a pint. The tasting room will also have guest taps featuring other cider and craft beer producers from across Canada and beyond. Below the tasting room will be the cidery, where juice will be fermenting in five stainless steel tanks.
Jimi Doidge, a Hamilton native, moved to Centreville in 2016. He was drawn to the area in part because it was an apple-growing region. You see, Jimi had a dream to open a cidery one day, and he saw that there was great potential in the Annapolis Valley. In 1633 the first apple trees in Canada were planted in the Annapolis Valley, and today the region accounts for approximately 10% of Canada’s production of apples, so it’s natural that the area is becoming a hub for craft cider making. Elderkin’s and Noggins have their own lines of hard ciders, Stutz has been around since 2002, and ShipBuilders since 2010. Annapolis Cider Company opened a tasting room and shop in 2016. Bulwark Ciders has seen major expansions in their company recently, and beer-makers such as Paddy’s Brewpub and Bad Apple Brewhouse are dipping their toes in cider making. The newest kid on the scene, Maritime Express Cider Co., will be opening in Kentville this fall. Maritime Express Cider Co. is a partnership between Jimi Doidge and Scott Hearn. In 2016 Jimi received an email from Scott, a real estate developer, who had heard that he was sniffing around Kentville for a place to make and sell cider. They went out for a beer and found that they shared the same vision of running a small-batch, craft business in Kentville. Scott offered to help with the business side of things, enabling Jimi to focus on making great cider. Jimi has been making cider as a hobby for years, but it wasn’t until he moved to the Valley that he became serious about making a career move into the cider industry. He was surprised to see how established the cider scene already was in Nova Scotia, as it was still emergent when he left Ontario. “Cider is becoming really popular,” he says, “but there’s still so much room to grow. I don’t see this
as competition with other cider producers in the region. We are all promoting cider and growing the industry together. I think we can put ourselves on the map as a cider region in Canada, and even North America. It makes sense for this area. We grow an abundance of great quality apples, we have heirloom apple trees, and there are opportunities to collaborate and help each other out.” Over the past five years, hard cider has grown exponentially in Nova Scotia. Some craft producers have moved from selling exclusively locally to shipping their product around the world. In 2013, cider sales at Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) outlets saw a 23 per cent increase from the previous year. Four months into 2014, cider sales were 83 per cent higher than at the same period in 2013. In 2016, cider sales in Nova Scotia reached $6.5 million, and $1.6 million of that was from local brands. North America’s consumption of cider, however, made up only 11% of global cider consumption in 2016. Compared to Europe, which consumed 57% of the cider in 2016, North America is still an undeveloped market. We’ve got our work cut out for us!
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There are two techniques to cider making. The traditional technique is to age the cider for over a year, which produces a more natural, dry flavor. The newer technique is to make a quick-fermented cider and add juice for a sweeter, cleaner taste. Jimi is interested in dabbling in both techniques. Right out of the gates, Maritime Express Cider Co. will offer a dry, a sweet, a hopped, and a ginger cider. Over time, they have plans for long-fermented ciders and barrel-aged ciders, and look forward to playing with different flavour profiles for seasonal offerings. Jimi and Scott are excited that Maritime Express Cider Co. be a tenant in the Cornwallis Inn. They describe the building’s direct link to the region’s apple history: “the Cornwallis Inn was built by the Dominion Atlantic Railway, which was booming because of the apple industry. There were some railway lines just for transporting apples. That’s where our name came from: Maritime Express was the company that was responsible for transporting apples.” They have already had a very good experience with the property manager, Paul Dixon. “Paul is very dedicated to the revitalization of the building,” says Scott. And it shows. In the past year, Halimac Axe Throwing, Sailor Bup’s Barbershop, ENVE hair salon, Tír na nÓg Irish Dance Academy, Rhubarb Paper Co., and Phantom Effects, have all moved in. Novelist Christy Ann Conlin rents an apartment in the Cornwallis Inn to work on her writing. It’s becoming a hub of creative industries. The grand opening of Maritime Express Cider Co. will happen in the fall, with tasting events during the summer. As for future plans, Jimi says, “we have room to expand, but we’re not looking to be ‘big business’. We want to stay a small, craft market supported by the community. We’d like to be offered in the NSLC eventually, but don’t ever want to compromise the quality of the cider.”
❧ Watch Maritime Express Cider Co. online for information about tasting events this summer: maritimeexpress.ca and on Facebook: @maritimeexpresscider.
FUN MOCKTAILS FOR KIDS Laura Churchill Duke
When my cousins were little, their mom would buy them sparkling juice, pour it into a wine glass, and they would call it Kid Wine! They felt really grown up. With that in mind, for special occasions, we like to make some fun mocktails for the kids. Here are some of our favourites: Shirley Temple Don’t forget this classic drink! Combine a few drops of grenadine with 7-Up! Make sure you add a cherry and umbrella to the top! Sprinkled Milk Coat the rim of a glass with frosting. Pour sprinkles onto a small plate. Place the cup upside down into the sprinkles so they stick to the frosting. Fill the cup with chocolate or white milk. Warning: Make sure your kids don’t BITE the glass! My son did this once to a thin parfait glass, and it broke! Grinch Juice This one is particularly fun for Christmas. Fill a tall glass with green sherbet and add 7-Up for a float. Alternately, you can use vanilla ice cream and a green-coloured pop like Mountain Dew or lime. We also love candy cane ice cream with 7-Up. Pinterest is full of other great ideas!
"La vie est belle" means “life is beautiful”. Look around at all the apple blossoms in the Valley. So pretty! La vie est belle!
AMUSE-BOUCHE: FRENCH FOR KIDS Sarah Anderson
Chocolat chaud: We all love *
this after a day out in the cold: hot chocolate!.
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RECIPE: Flavours of India Fried Rice
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NEIL SIMON'S RUMORS HITS THE VALLEY Mike Butler
I was walking down the street the other day and I noticed that no one was smiling. No one was smirking, grinning, or even wincing...nothing! I think everyone needs a good laugh in their life. I guarantee a way to scrape away the winter blues is to come to CentreStage and see their latest production: Neil Simon’s Rumors!
Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she's up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Don't you just love a recipe that is dependably delicious AND allows you to add as many of your favourite vegetables as you can fit in one pan? This is a simply spiced and very riffable recipe, so feel free to swap in whatever vegetables look good to you at the market: carrots, broccoli, turnip, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, even frozen peas. Just chop everything fairly small so it cooks quickly. Pick up a bag of pea shoots from Taproot Farm at Noggins Corner or swing by Henny Penny's and grab some grown by Hen of the Woods. They are crisp and sweet and provide some welcome green freshness in these last weeks of winter. At Stirling's you'll find baby cilantro sprigs from Local By Atta that I find especially addictive. The only caveat here is that you'll need to cook the rice a day ahead so the grains will separate and stay firm when fried up. Leftover rice is just great, too! You'll need 3 cups. If you'd like to serve an Annapolis Valley beverage alongside, this dish would be just as happy with an IPA (Lunn's Mill makes a great one) as it would be with a glass of muscat from Grand Pré or Gaspereau wineries. A hopped cider or any of the offerings from Annapolis Cider Company would also be super tasty! Flavours of India Fried Rice This is my simple but delicious version of a bowling alley lunch favourite. Choose a lovely bunch of local broccoli for this comforting soup. That’s the secret to its success! • • • • • • • • •
1 cup basmati rice (white or brown) 1 tsp salt 1/3 C vegetable or coconut oil 1 Tbsp cumin seed 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
• 1/2 small head cabbage, finely chopped (about 5 cups) • 4 eggs or 1 C diced cooked chicken • 1 bag pea shoots or mixed sproutr Serve with any or all: mango chutney, Indian pickle, chopped cashews, cilantro sprigs, whole milk yogurt (plain or mixed with a little shredded cucumber, garlic and salt) Rinse the rice in a strainer until the water runs clear, drain well, then place in a small heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt. Allow to soak for at least 20 minutes or up to an hour. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes for white rice or 40 minutes for brown. Turn off the heat, allow the rice to cool with the lid in place, then refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, turn the rice out of the pot into a bowl and use your hands to break it up into separate grains.
Written by Neil Simon, famous for brilliant comedies like The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys, Lost in Yonkers, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Rumors was first performed on Broadway in 1988, winning multiple Tony awards, and the jokes are just as wild and hilarious now as they were then: on the night of their 10th wedding anniversary, the deputy mayor of New York City, Charley Brock, has shot himself in the ear, and his wife Myra is missing! Their guests arrive and have no idea how to handle the situation! They can’t find Myra, an explanation, the servants, or the blasted cheese dip. Should they call the police? Was it a suicide, a lover’s spat, or just an accident? Who knows!? Crazy ideas unfold, panic sets in, and so does the hilarity as the guests work together to figure things out. There are lots of doors, stairs, food, phones, and farce as the evening goes from bad to worse--and that’s even before the cops show up! Rumors will definitely keep you in stitches. It's silly, cheesy, witty, and way too much fun! Director Junie Hutchinson has assembled a stellar cast including Charley McBride, Brian
Cottam, Linda Levy-Fisk, Mike Butler (Yes, that’s ME!), Gwenyth Dwyn, John Smith, Caroline Leverett (in her CentreStage debut), Alan Tupper, Mike Kenny, and Karen Court. The cast has had a ball getting this production ready and they wish to thank all the great people who built the wonderful set and have pitched in to make this play so much fun to do! I have to say that this is my sixtieth production and it’s been one of the most rewarding plays I’ve done! Come out and support local theatre, have a great laugh, and enjoy the Rumors. Believe me, once you see Rumors, you’ll want to tell EVERYBODY! The remaining evening performance dates are March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24, with Sunday matinees on March 11, 18, and 25 starting at 2pm. Front of house opens at 6:45pm for the evening performances and 1:15pm for the matinees.Tickets: adults $15, seniors/students $12. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are held until 15 minutes before show time. It is highly recommended you call 902-678-8040 to reserve your spot as the shows tend to sell out! Please note there is a coarse language advisory for this show. Feel free to visit centrestagetheatre. ca for upcoming shows, auditions and more:
If using the eggs, break them into a bowl and beat well with a fork. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat for a few minutes, then add the oil. Sprinkle in the cumin seeds and let cook for 30 seconds, then stir in the onions. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook the onions, stirring often, until tender and beginning to brown around the edges, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and keep stirring and cooking for another minute or so. Delicious aromas will already be rising out of the pan! Add the turmeric and salt, and stir for a few seconds before adding the cauliflower and cabbage. Use your spoon or spatula to evenly combine the contents of the pan, then increase the heat to medium and cover. Let cook for about three minutes, until tender-crisp, lifting the cover from time to time to stir. Add the rice and toss to combine for several minutes, until the rice is heated through. Taste now to see if the rice needs a little more salt. If using the eggs, push the rice and vegetable mixture to one side of the pan and quickly scramble the eggs on the other side (you may want to add a little extra oil). Once the eggs are cooked, stir them into the vegetables and rice. If using chicken, add it now and let heat through, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and fold in the pea shoots. Serve with any or all of the toppings, letting eaters add their own to taste.
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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA AT THE CINEPLEX Margot Bishop
There are just four more HD performances from the Met in New York screening at Cineplex in New Minas this season. HD productions give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on when the curtain comes down at the opera house. At La Bohème, the house used its three trailers to move set pieces on and off stage. The Met has the capacity to move 50 tonnes on their trailers. To watch these giant movers handle the big pieces of set is quite an experience. The trailer for the street scene not only had the set on it but also about two hundred actors. HD performances also interviews with the principle singers and many others including crew members, costumers, and stage hands, as well as ‘supers,’ who are non-verbal actors who play everything from waiters to prostitutes to corpses. All these interviews are only seen at a HD performance from the Met. There are still four exciting performances remaining in the 2017-2018 season. Rossini’s Semiramide on March 10 is the first performance of the opera in 25 years and the first in HD. Angela Meade portrays the murderous queen of Babylon. Mozart’s comedy of the sexes, Così fan tutte, on March 31, is set in a colourful, 1950’s carnival. Verdi’s Luisa Miller on April 14 is also a first HD production. Plácido Domingo is brilliant in his portrayal of fatherly tragedy. This opera has not been seen at the Met for over 10 years. The final production, on April 28, is Massenet’s Cendrillon, a Met premiere. If you love the opera and cannot get to an opera house the next best way to see and hear a favourite is to go to your Cineplex and enjoy.
RECENT NEWS EVENTS, AND HAPPENINGS Windsor’s Integrity Cheer Empire is heading to the 2018 Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando Florida! The club’s team IO5 Co-ed won the bid to attend at a recent competition in St. John, NB. This is the first time that they will attend, and the first time that a cheer club in the Annapolis Valley has ever received the opportunity. The team is composed of athletes from all over the HRM/ Valley areas including Dartmouth, Bedford, Windsor, Kentville, and Coldbrook.
k The weather outside has been perfect for running, so it’s time to start setting your goals for spring! Brigadoon’s Wine & Dash has been set for June 3. Runners will take in breathtaking sights, visit the region’s finest wineries, and raise funds for Brigadoon Village, a non-profit recreational facility on Aylesford Lake, which delivers camp programming to children, youth, and families from across Atlantic Canada living with a chronic illness, chronic conditions, or special needs. Participants in the Wine & Dash can choose to run or walk a 5k, 10k, or 15k route in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley. The participating wineries this year are Lightfoot & Wolfville, Gaspereau Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Benjamin Bridge, Luckett's Vineyards, and Domaine de Grande Pre. “We’re honoured to be a part of such an important fundraising community event!” says Krista Armstrong of Lightfoot & Wolfville, “It truly aligns with some of our core values here at Lightfoot & Wolfville and we’re very proud to be involved in such a capacity!” In 2018, Brigadoon Village is expecting over 700 children and the full cost incurred by Brigadoon is $1,300 per camper, so get out your running shoes, sign up, and get ready to make a difference. For more information, visit: wineanddash.ca.
Susan from the Bessie North House catered with mouth-watering food and Planters Ridge provided wine samples — a great showcase of what the Valley has to offer.
k It was Open Mic Night at the Horton Ridge Malt and Grain Co. on February 24. Hosted by Zak Miller, he played acoustic guitar and the kazoo and featured original songs like "Pizza the Dog," "Monsanto," and an audience favourite about the "little berries" inspired by the local vineyards. Stompin' Tom and Dolly Parton were also on the setlist. Parker Eye took his turn at the stage and played two originals: "Right before Your Eyes" and "Down," a maritime love song about the beauty and vulnerability of love. He also played covers of "Drift Away" and a nod to Gord Downey with "Courage". Beers on tap included Horton Ridge, Tatamagoush, Sea Level, and Sober Island. The Horton Ridge Malt and Grain Co. has also just recently announced a new endeavour with partner Noble Grape: The Horton Ridge Malt House Open.This will be their inaugural home brewing competition, with a twist: Nova Scotian home brewers will be the first to brew with Horton Ridge's newest aromatic pale malt, Newdale! For more information, find Horton Ridge Malt and Grain Co. on Facebook.
MARCH BREAK @ YOUR LIBRARY! Angela J. Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator When you make plans for March Break, why not include the library? We have so many FREE events happening it will make your head spin. Our plans include escape rooms, playing with mud and slime, art classes, yoga, music, Lego, and games. We will be launching our new Be Fit Kits in Berwick and Middleton. Visit the library website at valleylibrary.ca to find out all the details and to register for the ones you want to attend.
Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery in Wolfville hosted the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival for two consecutive weekends in late February and early March. Maureen Gadon, visiting from Barrie, ON, made it to events on the second weekend. For her first time visiting the new winery, she was impressed! Despite the wintry weather, the outdoor activities were impressive. “The different ice wines were paired with food, but out back they had a cauldron of stew, and it was amazing,” says Gadon, “They had a fire going on outside and there were marshmallows.” Her favourite icewine of the season came from just down the road at Domaine de Grand Pre.
k The Fruit Growers of NS held their annual convention at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa in late January. “Staying Ahead of the Game” was the theme of the convention, and indeed the hot topics of discussion included orchard mechanization and succession planning for farms. Mo Tougas, a farmer visiting from Massachusetts, gave his presentation, Passing the Baton to the next Generation, about his journey so far passing ownership of the Tougas Family Farm to his son Andre.
k Eagle Watch 2018 wrapped up on February 4, and according to organizer Meg Hodges, it was a fantastic event this year. “The second annual Eagle Watch Kickoff Party: Kitpu was a sold out runaway success!” says Hodges. “For the first time we joined forces with Glooscap First Nation to learn about conservation efforts taking place within Nova Scotia, along with music from the Eastern Eagle Drummers and Elsie Morden and Kenny Byrka. A heartfelt thank you goes to the Valley Regional Enterprise Network and the County of Kings for sponsoring tickets!” Four pancake breakfasts were well-attended despite the snowy weather and almost 700 people made it through the community hall. “A big thank you to the Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia, Eos Natural Foods, JustUs! Coffee Roasters, Suprima Farm, Great Valley Juices, and Oxford Frozen Food for their incredibly generous donations. The crowd was serenaded by wonderfully talented local artists, and without their musical gifts, Eagle Watch certainly wouldn’t have the same feeling,” says Hodges, “Most of all, thank you to our selfless volunteers who came to cook sausage, flip pancakes, serve hungry people, and clean up tables. Eagle Watch is my favourite activity in Sheffield Mills because of the way it brings us all together. Community-building at its best!” For the first year ever the community hosted a bus tour of almost 60 photographers from Moncton, New Brunswick. Chef Dave Smart and his wife
Icewine Festival at Lightfoot & Wolfville
Parker Eye at Horton Ridge
k Ross Palmer’s Grandma Mazel's Cellar Academy has moved into Cuts Meat Market! Now open weekday afternoons from 12-5pm, and by appointment, you can reach Ross at 902-680-2633 or on facebook @cellaracademy. com. Grandma Mazel’s continues to specialize in wine kits based on-site, and according to Palmer his techniques are the result of three years of extensive research. Using artesian spring water and a custom built state-of-theart vacuum de-gassing machine (of which there are only three similar machines in Canada), Palmer’s helping customers produce a high-quality wine. “The difference in quality is very noticeable,” he says. His current deal: buy two kits to be made and get the second made for half the price, saving $28.75.
k The Valley Wild Female Bantam AA hockey team are hosting this year’s Nova Scotia Provincial Championship. AA is the highest division for bantam female hockey in Nova Scotia and this tournament will showcase the best female players from across the province. It will be held at the Berwick Kings Mutual Centre (Apple Dome) March 23-25, 2018, and five teams will compete to become the provincial champions. "This last year highlighted the fact that in the playing career of Canada’s most decorated female hockey star, Haley Wickenheiser, female enrolment in organized hockey in Canada has exploded from 16,000 girls to almost 87,000," says organizer Mark Adam. "The skill, level of competition and the opportunities for these young women are growing every year." The event this year will be $20 for a weekend pass, or $15 per day. A 50/50 contest will be held, as well as a Chucka-Puck contest during the skills competition. Eleven games will be held over the weekend.
MATT THE MUSIC MAN Mike Butler
A few months ago I hosted the Night Kitchen event and Matt The Music Man was performing. He was a complete delight to watch and listen to. Matt was kind enough to give me a copy of his new album "Everyday Superheroes," a wonderful collection of quirky, delightful songs aimed at younger listeners. I encourage any of you with young kids to run out and pick up a copy. Very reminiscent of the Fred Penner, Sharon, Lois & Bram, and Raffi era I grew up in, Matt has taken all the musical styles he loves and created a fun, educational, and whimsical musical ride for kids of all ages. And with local guest musicians
like Darrin Harvey, Heather Kelday, and Rick Spinney, you can’t go wrong! Matt says his love of music has always been there: "it's one of those things that was ingrained in me because my parents encouraged it and my father played guitar at home. I grew up on the Beatles and the Beach Boys, which morphed into a love of 90's rock like The Tragically Hip, which got me songwriting. When I had my own kids it made me remember my love for the old kids entertainers of my childhood so it made sense to explore that genre.”
And if the CD isn’t enough and you want to see Matt in action in front of an audience, read his full bio, or watch some videos, check out his website for upcoming show dates and more at Mattmusic.ca. Mark your calendars for these already scheduled shows in our area: Mar 13: West Hants Family Resource Center, Windsor Mar 14 am: Halifax Central Library, Halifax Mar 14 pm: Cole Harbour Public Library, Dartmouth Mar 25: Cotton Tale Cafe, New Minas
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THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League — J’s Card Hobbies, Middleton 6–9:30pm. Also March 15 & 22 • An ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. Dungeon Masters needed. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-825-4060 / email@example.com Speed Networking — Recreation Centre, Kentville 6:30–8:30pm • A fast and fun event designed help connect you with local professionals and expand your network! TIX: no charge, but please register. INFO: facebook: Fusion Annapolis Valley / firstname.lastname@example.org The Thinking Garden — Beveridge Arts Centre, Wolfville 7–8:30pm • An inspiring short documentary film (35 minutes) about South African women sowing the seeds of change in the context of poverty, climate change, and HIV/AIDS. Discussion to follow w/film writer Elizabeth Vibert. TIX: no charge INFO: email@example.com Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists — Fire Hall, Greenwich 7–10pm • AVDA monthly meeting. W/Nika from Nika paper Arts Supplies. TIX: $2 INFO: 902-681-0311 / firstname.lastname@example.org GriefShare — New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville 7–9pm • Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-670-9288 / email@example.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Community Lenten Lunch — First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Upper Canard 11:30am–1pm. Also March 16 • Homemade soups and breads. In support of the CAICC Emergency Relief Fund TIX: donation INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Roast Beef Dinner — Lions Club, Wolfville 5–7pm • Monthly dinner featuring roast beef, carrots, green beans with rich beef gravy and horseradish. Pies and cakes made from scratch. TIX: $15 adults, $8 children under 12 INFO: KimStewarthome@outlook.com Family Life Event: The Gift of Community — St. John’s Catholic Church, Windsor 6–8pm • Come together as a family and take part in a mock marketplace scenario, buying and trading food items with other families until yours has enough to share a meal together! TIX: no charge INFO: 902-799-1250 / email@example.com Mini Sport Film Fest and Panel Discussion — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 6:30–9:30pm • For International Women’s Day week. Two films and a panel discussion on How Sport and Film can Empower Indigenous Girls and Women. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-585-1122 / firstname.lastname@example.org Prom Nite Under The Stars — Lions Club, Berwick 7–9pm • Fundraiser for the Hardwood Lake Girl Guides Camp. Fashion Show & Home based Business Fair! TIX: $5 @ Delformals Wear INFO: 902-300-5398 / email@example.com Tony Wood Trio — Horton Ridge Malt & Grain, Hortonville 7–9pm • Enjoy a mix of folk, country, rock, and pop tunes! TIX: no charge INFO: 902-670-7917 / firstname.lastname@example.org Dance: Meredith — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 7–11pm • Ages 19+ TIX: $5 INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com Cedar Centre/Acadia Outreach Series — Cedar Centre for Active Health and Living, Windsor 7pm • Concert 3 of 4 in the Outreach Series between Cedar Centre and students from the Acadia University School of Music TIX: $10 INFO: email@example.com Dance and Karaoke — Community Hall, Cambridge Station 8:30–11:30pm • Cash bar available. 19+. TIX: $ 5 per person INFO: 902-538-9957 / firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Community Breakfast — Masonic Hall, Berwick 7:30– 10:30am • Allow the members of Valley Lodge No. 90 to make and serve you a hearty breakfast, as you visit and chat with your neighbours. TIX: $7 Adults, $3 Children INFO: 902-538-8351 Big Breakfast — Southwest Hants Firehall, 1884 Hwy. 14, Vaughans 8–10am • Proceeds to the Auxiliary. TIX: Adults $7, children $3.50 INFO: Ella Levy, 902-798-3470 Breakfast — Lions Club, Kentville 8–10am • Lions Monthly Breakfast TIX: $7 Adult, $4 Child (under 14) INFO: 902-679-2367 / email@example.com Big Breakfast — Fire Hall, Vaughans 8–10am • Everyone is welcome. Proceeds to the Auxiliary.
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TIX: Adults $7, children $3.50 INFO: 902-798-3470 Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club Walk — Irving Circle K, 2113 Hwy 1, Windsor 10am • Take Exit 7 off 101 to Falmouth. Registration begins at 9:30am. for walking at 10am. This is a 5/10km, 2B walk. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-472-2261 Business & Crafter’s Sale — Fire Hall, Waterville 10am–3pm • Proceeds support Valley Thunder Lacrosse. Coffee and homemade treats by freewill offering. TIX: Free admission. $2 donation gets you a prize ballot for vendor goodies. No charge for students. INFO: 902-599-1833 / firstname.lastname@example.org Jam Session — Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick 3pm • TIX: no charge INFO: 902-698-0840 / email@example.com Stand Up 4 Mental Health — Cornwallis Inn, Kentville 7:30–10pm • Renowned comedian Jay Malone is set to perform an evening of FREE-WILL comedy for the public in an attempt to use laughter and a fun night out to raise money to support youth and youth mental health programs in Annapolis Valley. TIX: donation INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Dance: Ruth Manning and the Prospectors — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 8pm–12am • TIX: $8 per person / $15 per couple INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com Hillsburn — Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 8pm • What began as a string band now decidedly is not. Synths and electric guitar replaced banjo and mandolin, and the addition of a full drum kit helped push things more in the direction of pop and rock. TIX: $23 advance / $25 door @ Ticketpro.ca / 888-311-9090 / Home Hardware (Windsor) INFO: 902-798-5841 / email@example.com Country Dance — Community Hall, Avondale, NS 8pm–1am • Local honky-tonkers The Basin Brothers with Halifax Country Crooner Thomas Stajcer and Gaspereau Yodeller Zakary Miller. TIX: $10 at the door. INFO: 902-690-5752 / firstname.lastname@example.org Dance: Route 12 — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9pm • 19+ welcome. Bar and kitchen available. TIX: $8 per person INFO: 902-678-8935 / email@example.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Variety Show — Forties Community Centre, New Ross 1:30–4pm • David Burbine & friends, Harold Hunt & Friends, Bonded Connection, Valley Blue — Canteen available. Wheelchair accessible. TIX: $5 INFO: 902-689-2000 / 902-689-2612 Family Life Event: The Gift of Community — St. Anthony’s Parish, Berwick 2–4pm • Come together as a family and take part in a mock marketplace scenario, buying and trading food items with other families until yours has enough to share a meal together! TIX: no charge INFO: 902-799-1250 / firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Music in the Garden Room — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 2–4pm • Olivier Messaien’s monumental Quartet for the End of Time, performed by Gillian Smith, violin, Eileen Walsh, clarinet, Benjamin Marmen, cello, and Simon Docking, piano. TIX: no charge INFO: artsacadia.acadiau.ca In Memoriam David Maslanka — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 3–5pm • The Acadia University Wind Ensemble presents a concert dedicated to David Maslanka (1943-2017). Featuring his pivotal work for band “Traveler” along with works by Bryant, Bach and Bernstein. Conducted by Tristan De Borba TIX: donation INFO: music.acadiau.ca Fundy Cinema screens MEDITATION PARK — Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7pm • Mina Shum directs an all-star cast—including Cheng Pei Pei and Sandra Oh—in a tender and charming drama about a devoted wife and mother who is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband. TIX: $9 INFO: 902-542-1050 Supper — Lions Club, Middleton 5pm • Turkey supper. Wheelchair friendly. Take out available (pick up only) by calling. TIX: $12 adults, $6 children under 12 INFO: 902-825-4374 Coffee House — Charts Cafe, Wolfville, NS 6–8pm • Acadia School of Music Playing and Hearing 3 class will be performing a coffee house in support of the final concert they will be putting on entitled “People Help The People”. Proceeds for “The Tribe Projects,” formerly named “The Tribe Turkey.” TIX: donation INFO: facebook: Charts Café
MONDAY, MARCH 12
March Break Art Camps — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 9am–5pm, M-F • At Ross Creek we
provide an amazing art day taught by professional artists and a great camp experience for kids, led by our fabulous counsellors. TIX: All single day camps are $65 each, or $295 for all five days! We offer payment plans and bursaries for families in need. INFO: 902-582-3842 / email@example.com March Break Day Camp — Baptist Church, Middleton 9:30am–12pm • Children ages 4-11 are invited to attend this free science themed camp on Tuesday, March 12 & Wednesday, March 13. Bring a friend! Registration: www.middletonbaptist.com or 902-825-3537. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-825-3537 March Break Music Camps — Moe’s Music School, Windsor 10am–4pm, M-F • SONGWRITERS camp is on writing and being creative. Each student will get to write and record a song. The RECORDING camp is geared for students that are interested in what goes on in the studio. TIX: Each Camp is $175. Payments must be paid in full by March 5. INFO: 902-292-6596 / firstname.lastname@example.org Community Shred — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 1–3pm • Protect your identity information by shredding before recycling. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-375-3602 / email@example.com Chase the Ace — Paddy’s Pub, Kentville 6–7:30pm. Also March 19 • The weekly draw to find the Ace of Spades. Come out and buy your winning tickets, and have a great after work evening break! TIX: no charge INFO: 902-599-1833 / firstname.lastname@example.org Jam Session — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 7–9:30pm. Also March 19 • All styles and abilities welcome (bring an item for the potluck snack and receive a free 50/50 ticket) TIX: $2 admission INFO: 902-681-6972 / email@example.com Great Product Photos Made Easy — Indoor Farm Market, Kentville 7–9pm • Product Photography for Market Vendors. w/ NSCAD University photography instructor and market vendor Sue Earle. TIX: $20 INFO: 902-679-2514 / firstname.lastname@example.org Scottish Country Dance — Community Centre, Wilmot 7–9pm • Scottish Country is a social dance form so no partner or special attire is required. Learn how to reel and wheel, pousette and allemande. W/ instructor Susan Van Horne. TIX: $5 nightly fee INFO: 902-825-4600 Liz Howard Authors@Acadia Reading — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 7pm • Anishinaabe poet Liz Howard reads from her award winning collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, Griffin Poetry Prize Winner 2016. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-585-1502 / email@example.com Valley Gardeners Meeting — NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville 7:30–9:30pm • “The Sunshine Coast in March”, a photographic tour of Devon by Sue Rouleau. Members can bring any extra seeds to share with others. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-678-5008 / firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
Community Luncheon — Lions Club, Kingston 12–1pm • TIX: $9 per plate, $9.50 Delivery INFO: 902-765-2128 / email@example.com Celebrate Recovery — New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville 7–9:30pm. Also March 20 • Coffee 7pm, meeting 7:30pm. A faith based 12-Step program for anyone who needs help with their hurts, hangups & habits. Are you struggling with broken relationships, stress, anger, fears, depression, food issues, addictions? TIX: no charge INFO: 902-678-2222
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Pain Self-Management Support Group — West Kings Memorial Health Centre, Berwick 10:30am– 12pm • Improve the lives of those who live with persistent pain through education, support and sharing. Refreshments provided. TIX: no charge INFO: AnnapolisValley.firstname.lastname@example.org Blood Donor Clinic — Fire Hall, Kentville 5–8pm • Sponsored by the Kentville Lions Club. New donors welcome! Book your appointment at blood.ca TIX: no charge INFO: 1-888-2-DONATE Fundy Cinema screens SPETTACOLO — Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • An engaging documentary about the tiny Tuscan village of Montichiello and the remarkable way its population devised to confront their issues through community theatre, which has kept their town together since 1967 but is now threatened by an aging population and more modern pastimes. TIX: $9 INFO: 902-542-1050 GriefShare — Trinity Pentecostal Church, Greenwood 7–9pm.Also March 21 • Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a special
weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-847-1225 / email@example.com Jam Session — Lions Club, Kentville 7–9:30pm. Also March 21 • Sing or just sit back and listen. All styles and abilities welcome. Potluck snack at 8:30pm. Tea and coffee supplied. Proceeds to assist Lion’s projects. TIX: $2 INFO: 902-680-2740 / firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Be Fit Kit 2.0 Launch — Annapolis East Elementary School, Middleton 11am–12pm • We’ll be showing off our new Be Fit Kits - stop by and try them out! Throw, run, dance, play with parachutes, try yoga. All ages. TIX: no charge INFO: valleylibrary.ca AH McKay, Plant Phenology, and Early Citizen Science in Rural Nova Scotia, ca1895-1925 — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville 12–1pm • This lecture will introduce plant phenology and tell the story of AH McKay’s remarkable early citizen science project, including the fascinating back-and-forth relationship between scientific authority and local knowledge. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-585-1434 / email@example.com Blood Donor Clinic — Fire Hall, Kentville 1–3pm • Sponsored by the Kentville Lions Club New donors welcome! Book your appointment at blood.ca 1–3pm & 5–8pm TIX: no charge INFO: 1-888-2-DONATE GriefShare — New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville 7–9pm. Also March 22 • See listing on March 14 for details. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-670-9288 / firstname.lastname@example.org Corporate Globalization or Global Cooperation? — Beveridge Arts Centre, Wolfville 7–8:30pm • “From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation” is the theme of the next “Odd 15th” democratic discussion group. Professor Tom Webb has written a book of the same title and will be the keynote speaker. Hosted by the Kings South NDP. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-542-1176 / email@example.com Meeting — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 7:30– 8:30pm • General meeting. New members always welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
St. Patrick’s Ceilidh Dance — Cornwallis Inn, Kentville 6–9pm • The Annapolis Valley’s most authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience! TIX: $10 Advance, $15 at door. No charge age 5 and under @ Wilson’s Pharmasave (Kentville) INFO: 902-691-0719 / firstname.lastname@example.org Ted Wallace — Horton Ridge Malt & Grain, Hortonville 7–9pm • Live music with Ted Wallace. Enjoy a mix of country, folk, rock, and roots tunes! TIX: no charge INFO:902-670-7917 / email@example.com Dance: The Upbeats — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 7–11pm • Ages 19+ TIX:
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SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Big Breakfast — Lions Club, Wolfville 7–10am • A great way to start St Patrick’s Day! Proceeds for the Lions Club. TIX: $7 adults, $4 children under 10 INFO: KimStewarthome@outlook.com Breakfast — Community Hall, Centreville 7–10am • The GNC is having a breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausages, tea, coffee, juice, beans, homemade hashbrowns, toast,
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etc. TIX: donation INFO: 902-678-3999 Community Breakfast — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 7–10am • Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Eggs, Pancakes, Hash browns, Toast, and Baked Beans, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Takeout is available. TIX: $6 adults, $4 children (6-12 years), no charge under 6 years INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com Breakfast — United Church, Aylesford 8–11am • Sponsored by the Committee of Stewards for church expenses. TIX: donation INFO: 902-847-9624 / aylesfordunited.com Celebrate Spring Breakfast — Community Hall, Scott’s Bay 8–10am • Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, toast, beverage. TIX: $6, children 12 and under $3. INFO: 902-582-7489 / email@example.com Little Leprechauns — Tir na nOg Dance Academy, Kentville, NS 10–11am • An Irish Party for the Little ones in your life aged 3–6! TIX: $10, preregistration required INFO: 902-691-0719 /
firstname.lastname@example.org St. Patricks Day Pancake & Sausage Brunch — Baptist Church, Upper Vaughan 10am–12pm • Proceeds towards Church Ministries TIX: $8 each, Children Under 5 no charge INFO: 902-798-3946 / email@example.com St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Party — Trinity United Church, Waterville 10am–8pm • St. Patrick’s Day Coffee party and bake sale hosted by The United Church Women. TIX: donation INFO: 902-678-0446 / firstname.lastname@example.org Fur to Feathers: Mini Ticket & Silent Auction — Shelf Life Used Books, Berwick 10am–2pm • Mini ticket and silence auction, green day. A fundraiser to raise money for animals in need, and spay and neuter through the Berwick Animal Hospital. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-538-8618 / email@example.com Community Skate — Centennial Arena, Kentville 11am–12pm • Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Balloons,
and Face Painting! Donations Accepted for the IWK. Hosted by Huestis Insurance Group. TIX: donation INFO: 902-681-1300 / firstname.lastname@example.org SWIGgin’ Saint Patrick’s Day — Paddy’s Pub, Kentville 12pm • Paddy’s in Kentville and SWIG great combination to get your Saint Patrick’s day off to a great start. Music starts at 1pm. Bring your Spoons, Bones, and Bodhrans! TIX: no charge INFO:902-691-2552 / email@example.com Ladies Auxiliary Crib Tournament — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 12:30pm • Registration 12:30pm; Play 1pm TIX: $20 team INFO: 902-678-8935 Revved Up! — Patterson Hall, 24 University Ave., Wolfville 2–4:30pm • March 23–24 is launchbox’s Start It Up! – a weekend business ideation competition with 10K in prizes to be won. If you are interested in playing with new business ideas, this
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WEEKLY EVENTS PLEASE NOTE: Event information may change without notice.
Acadia Brown Bag Lunch Series — Acadia University Art Gallery, Beveridge Arts Centre, Wolfville 12–1pm. Please check website for occasional location changes. March 15: Sara Spike Topic: AH McKay, Plant Phenology, and Early Citizen Science in Rural Nova Scotia, ca1895-1925 March 22: Richard Groot Topic: Finding Beauty in Decay INFO: all.acadiau.ca The Hantsport Seniors & Elders Club “Drop-in” — St. Andrews Church Hall, Hantsport 1–4pm. Play an assortment of games with a tea-break at 3pm. All ages! INFO: 902-352-2085 / firstname.lastname@example.org In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres 1–4:30pm. Also Tuesdays 6–9pm. Bring your knitting, rug hooking, spinning, or felting. INFO: 902-542-2656 / gaspereauvalleyfibres.ca Tapestry: Women’s Cancer Support Group — We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month (Next: Apr. 12). Please call for time/location. For women with and/or recovering from any type of cancer. INFO: Dorothy, 902-538-3374 / Pat, 902-678-9100 / Margot, 902-542-1466 / email@example.com Open Studio — Avon River Heritage Museum, Newport Landing 2–5pm. Bring a project and join in the conversation! TIX: no charge INFO: 902-757-1718 / firstname.lastname@example.org Taekwondo — Baptist Church, North Alton 6:30pm (kids 4–14), 7:30pm (adult). Also Tuesdays. Exercise, self defense, respect, listening skills, focus, self discipline and confidence. TIX: no charge to try a class INFO: 902-670-8714 / email@example.com NonDuality Meetup — Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 7pm–9pm. Every other Thursday. Non-denominational discussion of life and our place in the scheme of things. 19+ FEE: no charge INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Jam Session — Community Centre, Wilmot 7–9:30pm TIX: $2 INFO: 902-825-3125 Music Jam — Community Hall, Cambridge Station 7–10pm • Sing, play or watch! Refreshment donations welcome. TIX: donation INFO: 902-538-9957 / email@example.com Co-ed Volleyball — Central Kings Rural High, Cambridge 7:30–9:30pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays, from September to May. INFO: Willy, 902-678-8816 Cardio Kickboxing — Baptist Church, North Alton 8:30–9:30pm. Also Tuesdays. Adult class to improve coordination, strength building, cardiovascular improvements, self defence, stress reduction, and weight reduction. TIX: no charge for 1st week of classes INFO: 902-670-8714 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Playful Pals Playgroup — FOUR LOCATIONS: Recreation Centre, Wolfville / Fire Hall, Waterville / New Beginnings Center, Greenwood / L.E. Shaw Elementary School, Avonport, 9:30–11:30am. Parent-child interaction, and meet other families. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-678-5760 / email@example.com Low Impact Exercise Program — Christian Fellowship Centre, Wilmot. Every M–W–F, 11am–12pm. Geared for seniors, but open to everyone. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-765-0135 / firstname.lastname@example.org Art for Wellness — Canadian Mental Health Association, New Minas 1–4pm. Arts and crafts program
for adults who live independently with mental illness, including depression and anxiety. Materials provided. TIX: no charge, but please pre-register. INFO: 902-670-4103 / email@example.com Chase The Ace & Supper — Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick 5–7pm • Downstairs; use back door. Everyone welcome. Chase the Ace. Cash bar. 19+ TIX: Tickets 3 for $5. Supper $8. Dessert $2. INFO: 902-538-5815 Chase the Ace — Curling Club, Middleton 6:30–8pm • Draw at 8pm. Enjoy playing cribbage, Crokinole, Yahtzee in the dining hall. TIX: 3 tickets for $5. INFO: 902-825-2695 / firstname.lastname@example.org Boardgame Night — C@P Lab, Wolfville Public Library, 7pm. Bring your games! Ages 12+ FEE: no charge INFO: 902-790-4536 / email@example.com Tremont Board Game Café — Tremont Hall, 738 Tremont Mtn. Rd. 7–9:30pm every first and third Friday (Next: Mar. 16). Many of the newest and coolest games in a friendly and relaxed environment. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-765-4326 Jam — Greenwich Community Hall, 7–9:30pm. All Welcome. TIX: $2 INFO: Vera, 902-542-0501 Friday Night Jam — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville, 7–10pm. INFO: 902-542-5869 / firstname.lastname@example.org Chase the Ace — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 6:30–8:45pm • Tickets/info available during the week at the bar. Cut off for ticket purchase is 8:30pm, draw at 8:45pm. INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com
Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 8:30am–1pm March 10 Event: Sprout it up: A Winter Microgreen Emergence INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca Drop in and Drum! — Baptist Church, Wolfville 1–2:30pm. 1st Sat of the month (Next: Apr. 7). W/Bruno Allard. Drums provided. FEE: $5–$10 (pay what you can) INFO: email@example.com / facebook: Djembes and Duns Wolfville Chase the Ace — Legion, Kingston. Tickets for sale at the Branch #98 Bar daily during bar hours, & Saturdays, 1–3pm. Tickets are 4 for $5. Winner need not be present for draw. Draw at 3:30pm. 19+ to play. INFO: 902-765-4428 / firstname.lastname@example.org Valley Game Night — Gametronics, New Minas 6pm. Board game/card game group. Yu Gi Oh – Thursdays, 6pm. Magic: The Gathering – Fridays, 6pm FEE: no charge INFO: facebook.com/GameTronics
Windsor Meditation Group — Join us for meditation in the Shambhala tradition, discussion and tea. At the Windsor Community Centre, 321 Gerrish St., Windsor. 10:30am–noon. Use side entrance. Wheelchair accessible. FEE: no charge INFO: 902-798-2958 / email@example.com World Meditation Hour — Manning Memorial Chapel (lower level), Acadia University, Wolfville. Every third Sunday of the month, 4:30–5:30pm (Next: March 18). INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Bingo — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 7:30–10pm • Mini game 7:30pm, regular games 7:45pm. Regular games $150. TIX: Basic card booklet $25, extras available. INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com
Windsor Game Night — Library, Windsor 6pm. Board game group. New players welcome! FEE: no charge INFO: meetup.com/valleygames / email@example.com Toastmasters — 2nd Floor, K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia 6:30–8:30pm. Communication and leadership skill-building for students and community members. INFO: wolfvilletoastmasters.com East Kings Chess Club — Library (upstairs), Wolfville 6:30–9pm. Participants are asked to bring their own sets, board and clock if they have them. All welcome, from beginners to expert, young and old. INFO: Ian Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org / 902-678-8009 Darts — Berwick Legion, 7pm. Mixed doubles, draw for partner, round robin format. Cash prize to winners and high score. FEE: $3 INFO: 902-538-5815 Kings Community Concert Band — Bishop Hall, Greenwich 7:15pm. KCCB is a group of aspiring musicians, diverse in age, ability and ambition. INFO: Fraser Campbell, 902-306-0077 / email@example.com
County Crafters — Kings County Family Resource Centre, Kentville 9:30–11:30am. Crafting for adults. Bring a project or enjoy one provided for you. Childcare available. FEE: no charge INFO: 902-678-5760 / firstname.lastname@example.org Writers Group — Box of Delights Bookstore, Wolfville 10am–12pm. Join our new writers group! INFO: email@example.com Friends in Bereavement — Support, information, friendship, and confidentiality while grieving the death of a loved one. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (Next: Mar. 20), in Kentville and Berwick. BERWICK: Western Kings Mem. Health Centre,10am–12pm. KENTVILLE: United Baptist Church, Kentville 2–4pm. Sponsored by Careforce. INFO: 902-681-8239 / firstname.lastname@example.org Rug Hooking in Kentville — Kentville Lower Recreation Centre (354 Main Street), 1–3pm. If you are a rug hooker or want to learn, join us for social hooking! Tea/coffee available, $5 drop in fee. INFO: Mona, email@example.com / Lynn, firstname.lastname@example.org / 902-692-8118 Toastmasters — Birchall Training Centre, 14 Wing Greenwood 6:30pm. Learn communication and leadership skills in a fast-paced, fun setting. Guests always welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: annapolisvalley.easy-speak.org / email@example.com The Dukes Of Kent – Barbershop Harmony Chorus — Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, rear of building, North Kentville 7pm. Men of all ages are invited to come sing with us. INFO: Chris, 902-678-8865 / Seymourchris2@gmail.com Card Game — Fire Hall, Vaughans 7pm • Card games every Tuesday. 50/50 draw and light lunch. TIX: $2 to play INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Valley Voices — Female a cappella show chorus rehearses 7–9:30pm, Kentville Baptist Church CE Centre. Women of any age welcome. INFO: valleyvoices.org Cribbage — Berwick Legion, 7pm. Includes high hand, 50/50,1st, 2nd & 3rd place cash prizes, and an ongoing Cookie Jar. FEE: $10 per player INFO: 902-538-5815 Valley Scottish Country Dancing — Kings Riverside
Court, 125 Webster St., Kentville 7:30–9:30pm. Until end of May. No experience necessary. No partner required. FEE: $6 per class, 1/2 price for students INFO: vscd.info Village Dancing — Wolfville Curling Rink (upstairs), 7:30–8:30pm Beginner, 8:30–10pm Advanced. Traditional style circle and line dancing from the Balkans and Middle East. No partner needed. New dancers welcome. Expert instruction. FEE: $7, $5 students INFO: David, 902-690-7897 Board Game Night — Paddy’s Pub, Wolfville 8pm–12am TIX: no charge INFO: 902-542-0059 / email@example.com
Knife Sharpening — Larch Wood, 420 Main St., Wolfville. Same-day sharpening on Wednesdays. FEE: $10–20 INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Coffee Time — Community Hall, Greenwich 9:30–11am • Join us for coffee/tea and a muffin. TIX: donation INFO: Darlene, 902-542-3498 / email@example.com / Bev, 902-542-7412 Gaeilge sa Ghleann – Irish in the Valley — Middleton & Annapolis Royal, alternating, 10am. Learn to speak Irish Gaeilge! All levels welcome. INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook: Gaeilge sa Ghleann Kentville Farmers’ Market — 38 Cornwallis St, Kentville 10am–2pm. Open year-round. Fresh farm products, bread, honey, maple syrup, cheese, hot lunch food, local crafts and household goods. INFO: email@example.com / kentvillefarmersmarket.ca Chronic Pain Self-Help Support Group — West Kings Memorial Health Centre, Berwick 10:30am–12pm, second Wed. of each month (Next: Mar. 14) • Goal is to improve the lives of those who live with persistent pain through education, support and sharing. TIX: no charge INFO: pipain.com / AnnapolisValley.firstname.lastname@example.org Winter Wednesdays — Farmers Market, Wolfville 4:30–7pm • Live music, 10+ vendors, Market Suppers. March 14 Music: Curtis Matheson Duo March 21 Music: George Symonds INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca Chase The Ace — Lions Club, 36 Elm Ave., Wolfville 5–8:15pm. Draw shortly after 8pm. Come early to play cards with friends, or have a snack at our canteen. INFO: 902-542-4508 Wolfville Community Chorus — 100 Sherwood Drive, Wolfville. 5:30–7pm. W/Susan Dworkin, Director. New members welcome! INFO: 902-300-1001 / email@example.com TV Bingo — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 6–7pm. TIX: Books available at bar. INFO: 902-798-0888 / WindsorLegion@bellaliant.com Card Party — The Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 7pm. Until April. Come play either cribbage or 45’s. Weekly door prize of $20. FEE: $4 INFO: 902-678-4206 / firstname.lastname@example.org Open Mic — Brickton Community Centre, 7–10pm. Food available, 50/50, and great company. Everyone is welcome. Pool — Legion, Berwick 7pm. Round robin format. Cash prize to winner and an ongoing Cookie Jar. FEE: $3 to play INFO: 902-538-5815 / email@example.com
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SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Sunday Morning Breakfast — Windsor & District Lions Club, Hants Community Centre (downstairs, room 4), 7:30–9:30am • Scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, beans, home fries, pancakes, toast, tea/coffee. TIX: $7 INFO: 902-472-2515 Crib Tournament — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 1pm • 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes plus high hand. Canteen open. Plus 50/50. TIX: $20 per team INFO: 902-542-1023 O Mistress Moon — Sea-Esta, Canning (Delhaven) 2–4pm • Jennifer King – Piano TIX: $25 Email or call to reserve your tickets INFO: 902-692-1662 / firstname.lastname@example.org Fundy Cinema screens I, TONYA — Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7pm • Margot Robbie stars as controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and Allison Janney as her abusive mother in this tragic, hilarious and absurd look at one of the biggest scandals in US sports history. TIX: $9 INFO: 902-542-1050 Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper — Forties Community Centre, New Ross, 4:30–6pm (doors open 4pm) • Corned Beef & Cabbage, carrots, boiled potatoes, dessert, tea/coffee. TIX: $13 adult, $7 age 12 and under, $3 under age 5 INFO: 902-689-2612 / 902-689-2000 (hall) Hymn Sing — United Baptist Church, Wolfville Ridge 7–9pm • Guest is Harold Hunt. TIX: donation INFO: 902-542-3419
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Committee of the Whole — County of Kings Municipal Complex, Kentville 9am • TIX: no charge INFO: 888-337-2999 Workshop: Mental Wellness During Aging — Wolfville Baptist Church, 487 Main St., Wolfville 9am–3pm • Guest speaker: Marjorie Willison. Info for seniors, families, caregivers, and service providers.Importance of social connections, nutrition and exercise, info. on Dementia, dealing
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with caregiver stress, aging well strategies. Lunch included. Storm date: March 27. TIX: No charge, but please call to register. INFO: 902-680-8903 Town Council Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville 6:30pm • TIX: no charge INFO: wolfville.ca Refreshing Marketing — Patterson Hall, 24 University Ave., Wolfville 7pm • Join Duncan Ebata, Evan Hill, and Ashley Greene for a marketing insiders discussion on how to stay on the curve. TIX: no charge, but please reserve. INFO: facebook: refresh annapolis valley
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Fundy Cinema screens A FANTASTIC WOMAN — Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • Marina, a beautiful, enigmatic transgender woman struggles with both her own grief and societal prejudice after the death of her middle-aged lover to gain respect in Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s timely and compassionate drama. TIX: $9 INFO: 902-542-1050
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Finding Beauty in Decay — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville 12–1pm • Richard Groot will present images of 4 abandoned mills in the Annapolis Valley with a narrative of the circumstances of their closing and the impact on people and communities. TIX: no charge INFO: 902-585-1434 / email@example.com Fundy Cinema and Seawinds Horse Archers screen THE HORSE ARCHER — Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • An inspiring and beautifully photographed documentary about Lajos Kassai, a modern day warrior and philosopher who has dedicated his life to preserving the ancient Hungarian tradition and culture of horseback archery. Q&A and demonstration to follow. TIX: $10 INFO: 902-542-1050 Farmers Market Planning Meeting — Macdonald Museum, Middleton 7–9pm • Help us plan and organize a great Market for our area! All welcome! TIX: no charge INFO: 902-825-6116 / firstname.lastname@example.org H’SAO — Kings Theatre, Annapolis Royal 7:30–9:30pm • This Montreal-based band has always been passionate about sharing its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences. TIX: $34 General, $12 Youth (under 18). All prices include HST. INFO: 902-532-7704 / email@example.com Economics for Sustainability & Justice — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 7:30–8:30pm • A talk by Dr. Josh Farley from the University of Vermont, a renowned ecological economist whose work focuses on how to integrate social, human, and natural capital into economic systems. TIX: no charge INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE THEATRE Rumors — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 7:30pm, March 11, 18, 25, 2pm • A madcap dinner party with flying bullets, lying guests and befuddled cops. By Neil Simon. Coarse language. TIX: $15 general, $12 student/senior INFO: 902-678-8040 / email@example.com The Bitterest Time, the war story of Mona Parsons — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville March 10, 7–9pm • Playwrights Andria Hill-Lehr and Sarah Jane Blenkhorn invite the public to this event as part of script development for a full production of the play in August and September. It tells the true story of Nova Scotia’s war hero, Mona Parsons, who helped Allied airmen evade capture in the Netherlands. TIX: donation INFO: 902-300-5274 / firstname.lastname@example.org The Mousetrap — Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor March 16, 17, 23, 24, 7pm, March 17, 18, 24, 2pm • Quick As A Wink Theatre Society presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Visit qaaw.ca for more information TIX: $12 for Children $16 for Student/Senior $20 for Adult @ QAAW.ca or in person at Mosaic Market (Windsor) and The Box of Delights Bookshop (Wolfville) INFO: 902-993-0202 / email@example.com Inside/Out — Festival Theatre, Wolfville March 17, 7:30pm • This is the real-life story of Patrick and his years spent in and out of Canada’s penitentiary system. Patrick’s honest and engaging delivery of his funny, sad, and stirring true story helps dismantle our ideas of what a ‘criminal’ looks like – and helps us better understand how language, race and class play a very real part in our lives as Canadians. TIX: $26, $20 for students @ Acadia Box Office INFO: 902-542-5500 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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“ReOriented” — The Ross Creek Gallery, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning. Through March 29 • A mixed media drawing installation by JJ Lee, combining a large-scale paper scroll inspired by Chinese traditions with contemporary Canadian imagery of Chinese food. INFO: 902-582-3842 / artscentre.ca “Many Worlds” – Yorodeo — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville. Through April 12 • The newest work in this series utilizes layers of processes, frequently beginning with the building of sculptures and models, which are then photographed, and turned into anaglyphic screen-prints on paper. When viewed with anaglyphic glasses, these prints reveal all of the original sculptural depth. Yorodeo is the given name of Halifax-based artists Seth Smith and Paul Hammond. Opening Reception & Artist Talk: March 9, 7pm. INFO: gallery.acadiau.ca Apple Bin Art Gallery — Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville • Affordable, original art created by Valley artists. Part proceeds go towards hospital equipment and Annapolis Valley health care programs. UPCOMING: Evangeline Middle School’s Annual Art Fair — Wed. March 28, 6–9pm & Thurs., March 29, 1–3pm @ the school library (New Minas). • This is the first year you will be able to purchase art pieces at a minimal cost to help support our year end trip to PEI.
Memorial Library, Hantsport 12:30–1:30pm • For ages 10–13. Please register. INFO: 902-684-0103 Fibre Crafts for Kids — Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport 2–4pm • Learn the basics and beginner skills of knitting with costume designer Laurie O’Brien. Equipment provided. Registration required. For ages 8–12. INFO: 902-684-0103 Games Night — Library, Windsor 6pm. Also March 19 • Weekly board games in the Activity Room. For adults & teens. Please use back door. INFO: 902-798-5424
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Family Caregiver Education Series — Beginning March 20, it will run for 6 consecutive Tuesdays until April 24, 1:30–3:30pm @ EKM Health Centre, Wolfville. • The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s Family Caregiver Education Series is now open for registration. FEE: no charge, but registration is required. INFO: Pat Miller, Coordinator Education, Valley, 902-790-4189 / email@example.com Scottish Country Dance Classes — Monday nights, 7–9pm, starting March 12 for 8 weeks, at the Wilmot Community Centre. • Scottish Country is a social dance form so no partner or special attire is required, and it is suitable for any adult from 16–96. Learn how to reel and wheel, pousette and allemande. No experience required. Instructor: Susan Van Horne, 35 years experience. FEE: $5 nightly fee to cover cost of hall. INFO: 902-765-0906 / 902-825-4600 Yurt Frame Construction Workshop — April 20–22 • This workshops will teach you the techniques to assemble the walls, fashion the roof poles and experience wheel construction, including splitting and steam bending. FEE: $360 plus tax INFO: Details including registration, pictures and an overview with outcomes: lfy.ca
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For complete list of library events: valleylibrary.ca All events are no charge/no registration unless otherwise stated. NOTE: When AVRSB schools are closed due to inclement winter weather, all children’s library programs for that day in that area will be cancelled.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Between the Covers Book Club — Rosa M. Harvey Middleton & Area Library, Middleton 6:30–8:30pm • We will be discussing, “Mary, Mary” by Lesley Crewe. INFO: 902-825-4835
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Preschool Pals Storytime — Murdoch C. Smith Memorial Library, Port Williams 10:30–11:30am. Also March 16 • Songs, stories and fun! Ages 3–5 and caregivers. INFO: 902-542-3005 Busy Babies Storytime — Murdoch C. Smith Memorial Library, Port Williams 11:30am–12pm • For ages 0–2 and caregivers. INFO: 902-542-3005 The Hangout: Get Your Game On! — Rosa M. Harvey Middleton & Area Library, Middleton 6:30–8pm • Ages 10–14. Please register. INFO: 902-825-4835
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Popovers — Library, Kingston 10–11am. Also March 19 • Parents: prepare to be silly. For Preschoolers and under. Registration is required. INFO: 902-765-3631 Star Wars Escape Room — Isabel & Roy Jodrey
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
Music Madness! — Library, Kingston 10am–12pm • Make a crazy instrument w/Mindy from Kindermusik. Ages 3–6. Registration Required. INFO: 902-765-3631 March Break Crafternoon — Memorial Library, Wolfville 1–3pm • “THE SQUEAL.” Come create a version of Munch’s painting “The Scream” that makes you squeal with happiness! Ages 5–10. Dress for mess. Registration is required. INFO: 902-542-5760 Fibre Crafts for Kids — Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport 1–2:30pm • Learn the basics and beginner skills of fabric collage with costume designer Laurie O’Brien. Equipment provided. Registration required. For ages 8–12. INFO: 902-684-0103 Escape from Hogwarts! — Library, Windsor 1:30–3pm • Harry Potter themed escape room. Registration is required. Ages 11–15. INFO: 902-798-5424 Slime On! — Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport 3–4pm • Make green slime. Ages 10–12. Please register. INFO: 902-684-0103 LEGO Building Challenge Night — Rosa M. Harvey Middleton & Area Library, Middleton 6:30–7:30pm • For kids of all ages, 5 years and younger w/caregiver. Registration is required. INFO: 902-825-4835
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Whimsical Wednesday — Berwick and District Library, Berwick 10am–5pm • Drop in for crafts, activities and stories. Ages 5–10. INFO: 902-538-8060 Tiny Tales — Library, Kentville 11–11:30am • Stories and lots of fun! Ages 2–5. INFO: 902-679-2544 March Break Crafternoon — Memorial Library, Wolfville 1–3pm • “BAD ART BATTLE” Create something dreadful...and win! For ages 11+. Dress for mess. Registration required. INFO: 902-542-5760
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Music Madness! — Library, Kingston 10am–12pm • Build your own musical instrument from scratch w/ Mindy from Kindermusik. For ages 7–10. Registration Required. INFO: 902-765-3631 March Break Crafternoon — Memorial Library, Wolfville 1–3pm • “FISH SQUISH” Create your own Escher style art. Ages 5–10. Dress for mess. Registration is required. INFO: 902-542-5760 Lucky Leprechaun Party — Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport 3–4pm • For ages 10–12. Please register. INFO: 902-684-0103 The Hangout — Library, Kentville 3:30–5:30pm. Also March 22 • Play X-box games, board games, enjoy snacks. For ages 12–17. INFO: 902-679-2544
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
March Break Crafternoon — Memorial Library, Wolfville 1–3pm • “BOOKMARK BONANZA” Ages 5+. Dress for mess. Registration is required. INFO: 902-542-5760 Library Escape Room for Teens — Berwick and District Library, Berwick 2–3pm • You have 45 minutes to crack the code. Work in a team to “Breakout” the clues and solve the mystery. Ages 13–18. Registration is required. INFO: 902-538-8060
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Casual French Conversations — Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport. Tuesdays through April 10, 1–2pm • W/instructor Susan Oickle-Shano. All ages & skill levels. Please register. INFO: 902-684-0103
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Tiny Tales — Library, Kentville 11–11:30am • Stories and lots of fun! Ages 2–5. INFO: 902-679-2544
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Ready, Set, Move! — Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport 2–4pm • A 4-week series. 1: Beware your Chair! 2: Aerobic Physical Activity Workshop 3: Strengthening and Core Stability Workshop 4: Stretching and Balance Workshop INFO: Call 902-792-2052 to register for one or all sessions.
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Stephanie Clervi Acadia University student
WHAT’S GROWING AT THE HARRIET IRVING BOTANICAL GARDENS:
A SEASONAL PERSPECTIVE Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Just as Shubenacadie Sam predicted, spring this past winter has made it easy to get outside, as we’ve had so little snow. No gear other than warm clothing and a pair of ice grips have been needed for walking on the beach or hiking in the woods. Despite the ‘easier’ season we’ve had, cases of the winter blues were high this year. Increased feelings of malaise may be in part due to the limited days of sunshine we’ve had as well as the amount of time spent indoors staring at screens. I believe it’s also a result of our perception of winter and how we ‘brace ourselves’ for the cold. In an effort to embrace the cold, the botanical gardens now stay open to the public all year long. We’re pleased to see that the Halifax Public Gardens stayed open this winter as well. A garden in winter can be a stunning thing, it just requires a change in perspective to look for beauty in seedpods, observe the many shades and textures of evergreens, and marvel at the unique structures of lichens. At home, many of us go through the annual tradition of packing up our backyard lawn furniture, putting away our bicycles, fire pits, and basketball hoops. Some of us even prepare our trees for winter by wrapping up conifers to protect them from sun scorch and harsh winds. We need to question the soundness of this practice of packing our outdoor lives away in the shed for winter. Evergreens are green all winter; let’s not force them to be brown by wrapping them in burlap. I’d much rather see a native evergreen that is adapted to Nova Scotia conditions than an exotic tree wearing a brown sweater for 5 months of the year! We know that humans experience better mental health when we get outside, and one of the easiest places to do that is close to home, so let’s think about designing our outdoor spaces
to make them accessible, attractive, and inviting all year long. I encourage you to take a look at your yard and see what you can do to winterize it in a new way. It may mean some changes this spring, such as making or buying more sturdy outdoor furniture, and planting the right plants in the right places. As the seasons shift, try moving lawn chairs from the shade into the full sun so you can soak up vitamin D while wearing your parka. Leave the barbeque out and eat burgers followed by s’mores and hot chocolate while huddled around a backyard firepit. Without all of the ‘seasonal’ furniture piled in the shed, bicycles will be more accessible so try riding on the days when the roads are clear. We live in a part of the world that has cold winters and slow springs, so let’s celebrate it and adjust our homes and our lifestyles to make it easier and more enjoyable to spend time outside all year long. To celebrate the great outdoors and a new partnership with Wild Spirits Forest & Nature School we’re holding an early spring picnic around the bonfire at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Monday April 2 from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Bring your own picnic. We’ll provide roasting sticks. Representatives from Wild Spirits will be around the fire to talk about the children’s programs being launched in the garden and woodland trails this spring.
Love, loyalty, and social constraints are quintessential topics of discussion, regardless of the era. The Acadia Theatre Company (ATC) is commencing preparations for the winter semester’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, A Doll’s House. Simon Stephens, a playwright, translated the original text. With subtle changes, the characters’ anxieties are seen through a contemporary lens.
YORODEO: MANY WORLDS
March 2 – April 12, 2018 Exhibition opening and artist talk March 9, 7pm Yorodeo is the design and screenprint collaboration of Paul Hammond and Seth Smith. For nearly the last decade, they have been focusing their efforts on exploring the possibilities of hand-printed anaglyphic (red/blue) 3D screen-prints, most recently combining this with sculptural and video elements. They draw inspiration from comic books, science fiction, fantasy and unintentional mistakes.
The play is directed by Dr. Anna Migliarisi, a professor in Acadia University’s theatre department, who is also an actor, producer, writer, and private coach. Dr. Migliarisi’s approach comprises various methods rooted in foundational principles passed down from Constantin Stanislavsky. The show opens Wednesday, March 22 in Lower Denton Theatre on the Acadia University campus for a total of 8 performances. The play runs March 22-24 and 28-31, with a matinée Saturday March 24 and Saturday March 31. Curtain time is at 7:30 pm for all shows, except the 1:00 pm Saturday matinées. The cast includes Andrea Switzer, Zachery Craig, Joseph Brown, Hunter Haas, Ashley Wells, Anna Van Hoof, and Katie Mintz, with Sydney Gillis as stage manager, and Tristan Kenny and Morgan Cummings as assistant stage managers. Marcus Wong is assistant director. The three-act play was written in 1879, and centers around protagonist Nora Helmer, a young and vibrant housewife who suffers a crippling dependency on her husband. She takes measures into her own hands when her husband falls ill at the beginning of her marriage, and she has been paying back her debt for eight years. The final scene of A Doll’s House is one of the most famous climaxes of nineteenth-century dramas. Ibsen’s play maintains its relevancy as women’s rights is an on-going topic of discussion. The Acadia Box Office will open ticket sales closer to the show dates. Please like the Acadia Theatre Company’s Facebook page to stay connected for information regarding A Doll’s House and future productions.
The exhibition, "Many Worlds," is a collection of images, sculpture, and video which presents the viewer with fictionalized landscapes, characters, elements, and events from imagined worlds. The anaglyphic 3D process creates immersive work: virtual spaces for the viewer to enter, spend time with, and explore. The newest work in this series utilizes layers of processes, frequently beginning with the building of sculptures and models, which are then photographed and turned into anaglyphic screen-prints on paper. When viewed with anaglyphic glasses, these prints reveal all of the original sculptural depth. Smith and Hammond think of this work as collapsible sculptures. Careful attention is paid to texture, pattern, and line in the building of these objects and landscapes, resulting in printed images which often read as drawings or collages, and frequently challenge the viewer to decode the process by which they were made.
❧ Dr. Laurie Dalton, Director and Curator, Acadia University Art Gallery; Adjunct Professor, Dept. of History & Classics Acadia University Art Gallery Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University
For more information on what we have cooking with Wild Spirits visit wildspiritsforestschool.com or visit our Facebook page facebook.com/HarrietIrvingBotanicalGardens.
❧ Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Acadia University botanicalgardens.acadiau.ca
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