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The Grapevine

November 22 - December 6, 2012

Issue 3.90

COMMUNITY • AWARENESS • INVOLVEMENT

November 22 - December 6, 2012 TWO-WEEK TWEETS EAT TO THE BEAT EVENTS CALENDAR Crossword FREE CLASSIFIEDS STARDROP

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Back on the Mountain

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he Hupman Brothers have recently put out their new album Back On The Mountain and will be performing the songs at their CD release concert on November 24th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. The new album, their best yet, is an outstanding collection of tunes, all recorded at the Hupmans’ home studio up on the south mountain.

The songs cover a wide array of genres; there’s a little country, a little funk, all rounded out by a few of their classic blues numbers, and all still having that distinct Hupman sound. This album continues on in the acoustic vein of their last album, Loveseat Volume 2, a style that really works for them, and fits with the mountain vibe that ties a lot of the songs together. The lyrics hover around things like garlic patches, broken down barns, bread dough, bacon, and hard work.

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As usual, the album has Scott Hupman providing the driving rhythmic backbone to the music, and Ryan supplying his expert vocals and A-1 guitar work. But they have really come upon something wonderful with the addition of Chris Robison and Adam Bazinet on bass and drums. The four of them together have settled into a great sound on this album: a laid-back, brotherly, goodtimey feel that brings the Hupmans to another level musically. Back On The Mountain delivers that same awesome blend we’ve come to expect of Hupman Brothers albums: achingly beautiful love songs, witty wordplay & humour, energetic showmanship, and of course, incredible talent. Come see the show this Saturday at 8pm in the Al Whittle Theatre, tickets are $15 and available in advance at the Rolled Oat Café.

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yr old shepherd husky mix. He is neutered and boosters are up to date. Tramp gets along very well with all other dogs and cats and especially loves children. His active personality and desire to please would make him a wonderful addition to the family. Kings County SPCA 538-9075 / info@kings.spcans.ca

Mercury is a beautiful longhaired grey and white female, born in September of 2011. She may require special food long term to help prevent future urinary tract issues. She is a bit shy but very sweet. Wolfville Animal Hospital, 12-112 Front St. Dr. Peter Bligh, 542-3422 wolfvilleanimalhospital@ns.aliantzinc.ca

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

Joel Plaskett Emergency (Windsor, NS) The Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre will welcome Nova Scotia superstars Joel Plaskett Emergency with special guest Mo Kenney on Monday, December 3 at 8:00pm. This is the fourth show in MIPAC's 20122013 Entertainment Series.

Joel Plaskett and his band The Emergency have been a venerable force on the Canadian music scene since 2001. What started out as a project to weather another Maritime winter turned into an interesting music experiment. Plaskett and fellow Emergency band members Dave Marsh and Chris Pennell worked around the clock to write, record, mix and release a brand new song every single week for 10 weeks. The result is the 2012 Polaris Prize long-listed Scrappy Happiness, a strong album that still features the kind of melodic and lyrically

playful rock Plaskett does so well. Mo Kenney is 22 years old and is from Waverly, Nova Scotia. Her debut album, released this past September and produced by Joel Plaskett, garnered instant critical praise and a spawned a legion of fans. She has performed at ECMA, Stan Rogers Festival, Evolve, Nova Scotia Music Week, The Company House, the Carleton, and recently returned from the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Mo’s song “Eden” won the 10x10 video contest during the Atlantic Film Festival. Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and students. Tickets are available online at Ticketpro. ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.

WOLFVILLE BUSINESS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

The new owner is Wolfville resident and caterer Amanda Vaz. For the past two years Vaz’s company, The Hip Rose Catering Company, has been serving up contemporary, locally-sourced foods at events throughout the area and weekly at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Hip Rose Catering was awarded the Panel’s Pick for the 2011 and 2012 Taste of Valley event, as well as a People’s Choice award at this year’s April Flavours event. Prior to starting The Hip Rose Catering Company,

Vaz was a manager in both retail and hospitality environments for a decade.

Vaz comments, “I am so excited for the opportunity to shape the future of Eos Fine Foods in our community! It is a culmination of many of my passions: high quality food and nutrition, supporting the local economy and its community members, and natural and complementary healthcare.” We find the upcoming changes for Eos, for Amanda and the wonderful community of Eos supporters very exciting, said the current owners. “Through a rich and varied history at the store, we have also had the opportunity to meet and work with an incredible variety of people, listened to their stories, been a part of their

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lives as they have ours. We now look forward to new ideas, energy and the delightful enthusiasm Amanda will bring to Eos in it's 40th year." EOS will continue to offer a wide range of natural food products, with efforts being made to incorporate more local fare in the store. The business began as a cooperative in 1973 and the current owners became involved shortly after. It was part of a Maritime distribution network for whole foods. The store has survived two fires through generous community action and support and enjoys a wide following among Valley residents. Finer will stay on as a mentor to Vaz through the business transition and Allain will act as

a consultant to ensure the new owner’s success. "Amanda's love of good food combined,” added Finer, “with a great deal of experience and knowledge gives us great confidence in the future of Eos.” For additional information contact: Amanda Vaz at EOS Fine Foods, 902-542-7103

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Wolfville, NS - Eos Fine Foods, a Wolfville purveyor of fine and natural foods for 39 years, will come under new ownership as of January 2, 2013. The Front Street institution has been owned and operated by Carole Allain and Janet Finer for 27 years.

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

Come in for a complimentary W I N E   TA S T I N G ! Open daily 10am-5pm until December 23rd. We will also be at the Wolfville Christmas Market on December 7th, 5-9pm 2239 White Rock Road, Gaspereau, NS 542-1455•gaspereauwine.com

A Holiday Tradition Returns Better Than Ever! The 7th Annual Cadance Academy’s production of The Nutcracker returns to the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on December 1st and 2nd with performances that are sure to get you in the Christmas Spirit. Just when you think the show can’t get any better, the next production emerges with new concepts and improvements that are sure to wow audiences of all ages. Cadance Academy’s Director, Gaea Jess, recent winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AVCC,

is thrilled with the latest additions to this year's show. “I probably say it every year but we have a fabulous Nutcracker this year! Besides some new choreography, costumes and props, we have a whole Choir of Angels that sings and dances! Plus we have the Grapevine’s own Jeremy Novak (known to many from his Ghost Walk tours) playing the part of the enigmatic magician Drosselmeyer and biggest cast yet so I’m so excited to see what the audience reactions are

this time around!”. This year’s cast includes Adrie Cameron as Clara; Aliah Schwartz appearing again as The Nutcracker; Emma MacDougall as the Sugar Plum Fairy; and the return of our former student, Greg Palmer, as her Prince of the Land of Sweets. There are just two shows and performance times are 7 pm on Dec. 1st and 2 pm on Dec. 2nd, so get your tickets before it sells out! Tickets are available from the Acadia Box Office (542-5500) and Cadance Academy

(679-3616) as well as Wild Lily in Wolfville and M & M Meat Shops in New Minas.

Happy Holiday’s from Carl & all of our staff at Wolfville Save Easy! We thank you for all your support over the past year & look forward to serving you in the coming year! We are your holiday destination for all your entertaining needs: We offer a large variety of party trays which include- veggies, fruit, meats, authentic meats/cheeses, sandwich/wraps, sushi, sweets, breads, crackers/cheese, etc. (See in-store team for brochure and more details). We also have a wide variety of fruit and gift baskets which are made to order. Don’t forget to pre-order your turkey today to insure you get the size you want on the day you want to pick it up! Turkeys make great gifts for both small and large organizations. We are accepting large bulk orders now! Be sure to pick up a copy of our famous PC Insider’s report featuring many new and exciting items just in time for the holidays! 396 Main St. 542-9680

SATURDAY NIGHT PIZZA DELIVERY 10pm  to  Midnight  starts Dec.1 (town limits)

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

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

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“People and the Planet Before Profits” These listings work on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Email grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com every two weeks for your free placement. Or, reserve your place with a 5-issue minimum commitment at $10 per issue.

Suggested Theme: Over the weekend we released our first Grapevine Podcast (visit: our website, Soundcloud, or, soon-to-be, Itunes) and, this issue, we welcome Amber Rowe to the Grapevine team. She'll now be responsible for submissions and content; we're very happy to announce that! Do you have a key team member of your business that you'd like to say something positive about? And/or, have you recently taken on a new project that you'd like to mention?

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"Marketing" my bamboo utensils. These make great Christmas gifts!

Friday, Nov. 30th is Customer Appreciation Day! FUN, FOOD AND 15% OFF! We're starting fusible glass very soon, come in to learn what that means!

The Custom Cottage – 9 Chestnut Ave., Wolfville, 542-2583 / thecustomcottage.com • Thanks to the fabulous staff & volunteers that made the NSDCC Christmas Show a GRAND success. Such amazing talent in NS! We're delighted to be a newly juried member!

348 Main St. Wolfville, 542-2169 theclaygroundstudio.ca

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education – 680-8839 The ClayGround has been open for 12 years with Linda Barkhouse & Melanie Godon running it for the last 5. They have been in their new location on Main Street for one year come July.

Flora By Cora – 2088 Grand Pre

Rd., 542-2924 / florabycora.com • We're having an OPEN House at our studio on Nov. 24th & 25th and Dec. 1st & 2nd from 10am4pm. We'll have: new designs, refreshments, & door prizes. Have a fun Christmas giving our Happy Furniture.

Absolute Nonscents Sustainable Living Products

– 542-7227 / absolutenonscents@ gmail.com • I would like to shout out a HUGE thank you to Sunny, of Sunny's Korean Food, for

/ sisterlotus.com • We would like to welcome Angela Spice & Jenn Spice to our team of belly dancing women who help with the product line! We are busy lil' jingling elves right now, dancing around the kitchen & making sure we are all stocked up for your holiday buying. We truly enjoy our jobs & we hope you can feel the love & positivity that go into the products!!

boso Bamboo Boutique – Harbourside Drive (Railtown) Wolfville, 542-7790 / boso.ca • Check out our newest addition! Silkberry Bamboo Baby collection "Wild by Nature" is now available. We are really pleased with the 97% bamboo footed sleepers and the 100% bamboo waffle blanket and sleep sacks. Pie r Squared – 35 Minas View Dr., Wolfville, 697-2502 / info@ pie-r-squared.ca • Proud to be a

Quality long and short term accommodations in Wolfville:

recipient of the P&I Voucher and so looking forward to our relationship with Acadia through this. Thanks so much to you, the community, as we move and grow!!!

Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals – Welsford, 538-3079 /

pumpkinmoonfarm.com • I'd like to thank Nancy, Vicki and Belinda, the women who help me bring Pumpkin Moon Farm's incredible energy and products to life. It's a wonderful synergy to have us all doing the parts we love the most. We are looking for a part-time gardener for 2013. Apply to michelle@pumpkinmoonfarm.com

Mud Creek Bar & Grill – Elm St., Wolfville , 697-3500 • On Dec. 1st, 8pm Mary Segato, along with some very talented musicians (Suzanne Balcom), will be performing songs to launch her new CD Heart Strings. Ticket sale proceeds will support the musicians and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley program. RBC Wealth Management/ Dominion Securities – 410

Main St., Wolfville, dir.rbcinvestments.com/wolfville.sub • On Dec. 7th, 12-5pm we will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE/FUNDRAISER for the Wolfville Food Bank and the Wolfville School Life Fund. Please stop in for a hot beverage and bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank and/or a cash

donation for the Life Fund. Applewicks – 10 Gaspereau Ave. Wolfville, 542-9771 / larchehomefires.org/applewicks • It is nearly time to ship your advent and Hanukkah candles! Order soon so you will get them in time! Our Advent Candle Prices have not changed and, as before, for orders of ten sets or more you receive a 20% discount.

In Good Hands Nails & Esthetics – 18 Elm Ave., Wolfville,

542-3444 / ingoodhandsesthetics. webs.com • We've just opened our doors! Join us for our open house on Sat., Nov. 24th 5-7pm, and celebrate this accomplishment with a toast and some finger foods. Book an appointment today (we have a full range of nail & esthetic services), and visit us on Facebook @ InGoodHandsEsthetics

Bank of Montreal – 424 Main

Street, Wolfville 542-2214 / KELLY.LIPTON@bmo.com • Bank of Montreal, Wolfville branch, invites you to come in Thursday Nov 29th to meet Darryl Pike; New Manager and Kelly Lipton;  Financial Planner. Come in to say Hello and join us for refreshments.

Ultimate Pure Water Specialists Ltd. – Cambridge,

679-0221 / plane@ns.sympatico.ca • Be assured that you are serving your holiday guests the purest water possible. Give me a call and I'll test your water for free!

32 Main St., Wolfville, 542-3420 | www.roselawnlodging.ca


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Thursdays: Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Jam w/Kevin Meyers (22nd), w/ Mike Aube (29th), w/ Kevin Meyers (6th) 7pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Trivia Night (22nd, 29th, 6th) 7pm Just Us! (Wolfville): Coffee House, $2 (22nd) 7pm Lew Murphy's (Coldbrook): The Voice Competition (22nd) 8:30pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (22nd, 29th, 6th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Samurai Nights w/Tony Wood & Friends (22nd, 29th, 6th) 9pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Karaoke w/Hot McKitchin (22nd, 29th, 6th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia w/ Graham (22nd, 29th, 6th) 9:30pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (22nd, 29th, 6th) 9pm

Fridays: Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (23rd, 30th) 6:30 – 9:30pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): 3 Way Radio (23rd), Paul Marshall & The Croaking Toads (30th) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Jack McDonald Trio (23rd), Jason Burns (30th) 8:30pm Union Street Café (Berwick): Open Mic w/Dusty Keleher (23rd), w/Harvey Marcotte (30th) 8:30pm

Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): Live Music w/Ed McNally (23rd, 30th) 9pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Live Music: Brazen (1st) 9:30pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Gizmo (23rd, 30th) 9:30pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): Video Dance w/DJ Gizmo (24th, 1st) 9:30pm

Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Billy T. (23rd), DJ Lethal Noise (30th) 10pm,

Westside Charlies (New Minas): Natural Talent Show Band (24th), Billy T's Dance Party (1st) 10pm

Saturdays: Farmer’s Market (Wolfville):Tom Haddal (24th), Whistling Winds of Wolfville (1st) 10am-1pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Irish Saturdays w/Bob and Ro (24th, 1st) 2-4pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Margie Brown Duo (24th), Live Music (1st) 8pm KC Irving Centre (Acadia): Open Mic (24th, 1st) 8pm Lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): Mark Riley & Paul Benteau (24th), The Park Street Band (1st) 8:30pm The Kings Arms Pub & Steakhouse (Kentville): The Joker's Right (24th) 8:30pm Paddy's Pub (Kentville) Darren Arsenault (1st) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Al King (24th), Double Exposure (1st) 9pm Union Street Café (Berwick): Hughie McDonell, $10 (24th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Tom Hall (24th, 1st) 9pm Mud Creek Grill (Wolfville): DJ Club Night (24th, 1st) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (24th, 1st) 9pm

November 22 - December 6, 2012 LIVE THEATRE

Sundays: Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Carl Boutlier (25th, 2nd) 5pm Mud Creek (Wolfville): Grey Cup Sunday 6pm (25th) 6pm, Athlete's Night w/Ed McNally (2nd) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Irish Music Session (25th, 2nd) 8pm

Mondays: Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/ Darren Arsenault (26th) w/Tom Curry (3rd) 8pm

Tuesdays Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (27th, 4th) 8pm T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mike & Donna (27th, 4th) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic w/Ian and Steve Lee (27th, 4th) 8:30pm

Wednesdays:

Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. Fridays and Saturdays, until Dec 8th, 8pm. 2pm matinee on Nov. 25th, Dec. 2nd • Fr. Virgil, and Mt. St. Helen’s most talented students, are taping their first TV special on the Cable Access Studio in their convent basement. This show delivers lots of laughs, toe-tapping Christmas songs and maybe even a tug on the heartstrings. See page 13. TIX: $12 adult, $10 senior/student INFO: 678-8040 / centrestagetheatre.ca Nuncrackers: Holiday Dinner Theatre — Muir Murray Winery, Dec. 14th-15th, 7pm • Be entertained by a presentation of Nuncrackers by the CentreStage actors while enjoying a three course pork tenderloin dinner for $39.99 per person. Doors open at 6pm. Please RSVP. INFO/RSVP: Muir Murray, 5420343 Marat/Sade — Lower Denton Theatre, Wolfville. Nov. 22nd -24th, 7:30pm • Presented by The Acadia Theatre Company. Written by Peter Weiss and directed by Robert Seale. See page 13. TIX: $12 adult, $10 senior/student @ Acadia Box Office INFO: 585-1502 Happy Anniversary Angel! Love, Gino — St. Anthony’s Parish, 120 Mill St. Berwick, Nov. 23rd, 24th, 30th, Dec. 1st, 6:30pm • Comedy dinner theatre with local talent! Menu – Spinach Caprese Salad, Lasagna and Italian wedding cake. TIX: $25 INFO: Dorothy 538-7407 The Christmas Shoes — New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville. Nov. 30th - Dec. 2nd, 7pm • A dramatic musical for the whole family based on the novel, song and movie ‘The Christmas Shoes’. Guest appearance by Dan Bursey. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-2222 ext. #10 Glory Days — Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor.

Nov. 30th, Dec. 1st, 7th, 8th 7:30pm. Dec. 2nd, 2pm matinee • A glorious musical about the Town of Windsor, NS in the year 1897. This fictional love story is written over the true historic facts of the Great Fire and those accused of starting it. See page 3. TIX: $17.50 adults, $15 seniors/students/members, $10 children under 12 INFO: 4727229 / quickasawinktheatre.ca The Nutcracker — Festival Theatre, Wolfville. Dec. 1st, 7pm & Dec. 2nd, 2pm • Cadance Academy presents a magical performance of the ballet classic & traditional Christmas favourite - a wonderful start to the festivities of the holiday season. How about that Drosselmeyer! See page 3. TIX: $17.25 adults, $13.80 students, seniors, & children INFO: Acadia Box Office 542-5500 / Cadance 679-3616 The Forgotten Carols — University Hall, Acadia. Dec. 6th, 7pm • St. Joseph’s community theatre group, the “Stage Prophets” present Michael MacLean’s Christmas story. Constance, a rigid yet competent nurse, is assigned to care for an aged gentleman over the holiday season. His warmth and kindness teach Constance the true meaning of Christmas. TIX: $15 at Box of Delights, Wolfville, Designer Cafe & St. Joseph’s Church, Kentville INFO: Box of Delights, 5429511 / Designer Cafe, 365-3322 Fezziwig's Get Hooked — Festival Theatre, Wolfville Dec. 6th-7th, 7pm. Dec. 8th 2pm & 7pm matinee • Jeremy Webb's unique musical vision of Peter Pan. Expect song, dance, laughs and general mayhem and crocodiles. The Darling family, Peter and his totally lost 'boys', Hook,...and you won't forget Tinkerbell (Mike Butler!?!). See page 15. TIX: $12 adult, $10 students & seniors. Available at Box of Delights, Wolfville & at the door INFO: 542-9511 / 542-9788

Farmers' Market (Wolfville): Andy and Ariana (28th), Angela Riley (5th) 4-7pm Westside Charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke w/Billy T. (28th), Karoke (5th) 9pm The Naked Crepe (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Jesse Potter (28th, 5th) 9pm

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WEEKLY EVENTS

Thursdays

Fridays

Cochrane’s Walk & Talk — Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am. Heart & Stroke walkabout program. Also Tuesdays 10am INFO: 542-3972

Free Meal Friday — Student Union Building, Acadia 11:30am1pm. Until Nov. 30th. Great tasting, locally sourced vegetarian lunches. TIX: no charge (donations accepted) INFO: sharinggreatfood@gmail.com

Babies & Books Drop In — Wolfville Memorial Library 1011am. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca Fit As A Fiddle — Lion's Hall, Elm St., Wolfville. 10-11am. Senior's fitness with Janet Mooney. Also Tuesdays 10am TIX: $2 INFO: 542-3486 / sread@wolfville.ca Brown Bag Lunch — Alumni Board Room, Fountain Commons, Acadia University. 12-1pm. Nov. 29th Topic: Architectural Styles of Old Wolfville. Speaker: John Whidden. Dec. 6th Topic: Valley Hospice Speaker: Don Wells TIX: no charge INFO: joan. boutilier@ns.sympatico.ca In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres. 1-5pm. Also Tuesdays 6pm INFO: 542-2656 Seniors Afternoon Out — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:304:30pm. Social afternoon with peers. Also Tuesdays 1:30pm. TIX: $5 INFO: 698-6309 Beginner Tai Chi — St. John's Parish Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm. INFO: 542-0558

exhibits

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Judith J. Leidl — Oriel Fine Art, 11 Bay St., Wolfville • Acrylic paintings, prints and ceramic art as well as Fine Inuit Arts and Crafts from Pangnirtung, Baffin Island. Gallery open by chance or by appointment. INFO: 5422772 / 670-7422 / orielfineart@ ns.sympatico.ca Linda Barkhouse — Ocean Spirit Studio, Canning. Until Nov. 30th • "Out and About" watercolour exhibit of seascapes, flowers, gardens and landscapes.. INFO: oceanspiritstudio.com Featured Artist: Brenda Macaulay — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville • "Through My Eyes", all my photos have an image I don’t want to forget. INFO: 691-1634 / facebook: Photosbybrenda {www.tutumuchfun.ca}

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

Saturdays Wolfville Farmers' Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 8:30am-1pm November 24th Music: Tom Haddal. December 1st Music: The Whistling Winds of Wolfville INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca Windsor Farmers' Market — Coach House, Waterfront 9am1pm. November 24th Music: Carl Boutillier, 10am-12pm. INFO: windsorfarmersmarket@gmail. com Fall Fitness Fun — White Rock Hall, 10:30-11:30 until Dec. 15th. Everyone welcome! Also Wednesdays. TIX: $2 per class INFO: Pat, 542-2730 / whiterockhall.ednet. ns.ca Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville. 12-1pm

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November 22 - December 6, 2012 Wolfville

Weekly West African Drumming Workshop — Wolfville Baptist Church. 1-3pm TIX: $5 INFO: 681-9870 / gscxs@stu.ca

Sundays Wolfville Trail Runners — Join on Facebook for afternoon run times. Meet at Trail Shop on Main St. Also Mondays @ 5:30pm. INFO: 697-3115

Tuesdays Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-10:30am. Suggested age range: 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca   Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) Practice Group — St. Francis of Assisi, Wolfville 7-8:30pm. Open to those with CFQ Level 1 TIX: free will donation INFO: roche@ eastlink.ca

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Home Schooling Play Group — 10am. All ages, email for location. TIX: no charge INFO: Alisa nguyenalisa1@gmail.com French Storytime/ L'heure des histoires — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am. French songs, rhymes & stories. Age 3-5 INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca La Table Francaise — BAC, room 325, Acadia 12-1:30pm. Practice your French. TIX: no charge INFO: caroline.blay@ acadiau.ca Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave. Wolfville 4-7pm. Featuring Community Market Suppers! November 28th Music: Andy and Ariana. Theme: Grinch Night! December 5th Music: Angela Riley Theme: Fibre Frolic. INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca

45’s Card Parties — Community Centre, White Rock 7:30pm. Until April 23rd, 2013. Lunch provided, prizes available. TIX: $3 INFO: 542-3109

The Wolfville Community Chorus — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 5:30-7pm. New members welcome. INFO: 542-0649 / susan_dworkin@hotmail.com

Valley Scottish Country Dancers — 125 Webster St. Kentville 7:30-9:30pm. All levels. No partners needed. TIX: $6 class, $60 term INFO: 542-5320 / vscd.info

New Horizon’s Band — 6-8:30pm. Adult community band & beginner music instruction. INFO: 585-1244 / newhorizonsband@yahoo.ca

Wednesdays

Valley Youth Project — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 6:30-8:30pm. LGBTQ or ally looking for a community? Drop-in 1st and 3rd Wednesday (Dec. 5th) each month. INFO: valleyyouthproject@gmail.com     

Kentville Farmers’ Market — Town Hall Rec Centre, Kentville 10am-2pm. INFO: kentvillefarmersmarket.ca

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Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug — Acadia Art Gallery. Until Nov. 29th • 30 prayer rugs created during the early 19th and early 20th centuries. INFO: 585-1373 / artgallery@acadiau.ca Bottles, Guns & Houses — Vaughan Memorial Library, Wolfville. Until Nov. 30th • Student research on different aspects of Wolfville's community history (collection of 100 year-old bottles). INFO: 585-1289 / gillian. poulter@acadiau.ca Judith J. Leidl: Paintings — Jack’s Gallery, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Until Dec. 2nd • Beautiful acrylic paintings. INFO: 542-4536 / jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

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Harvest Colours — Designer Cafe, Kentville. Until Dec. 4th • Bright fall colours thread their way thru an eclectic watercolour show by Linda Barkhouse INFO: 365-3322 Size Matters — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Nov. 24th through Christmas • Annual Big Show of Small Works INFO: 542-7093 / harvestgallery.ca Small Art-Works — The Bread Gallery, 7778 Hwy 14, Brooklyn. Until Dec. 31st • Christmas themed variety of: oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, metal sculptures and wood carvings. Most work under $250. INFO: 757-3377 / facebook: TheBreadGallery

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Three Generations (and counting….) A

cadia tradition runs deep and strong in our family, so six years ago when there was a chance to return to Acadia, my husband Michael and I jumped at the opportunity. We looked forward to the homecoming and the prospect of teaching and working at the place that has meant so much to our family.

Our relationship with Acadia goes back many generations. In fact, my grandfather, Rev. Vincent Rushton, was so pleased with the education he received at Acadia that he graduated with six different degrees! My parents, Robert and Barbara (Doyle) Rushton met in Denton Hall, graduated with degrees in Music and were married in the Manning Memorial Chapel. And yes, I met my husband Michael Caines here as well. And (although they haven’t even started elementary school yet) it goes without saying that we hope our boys, Aaron and Liam, will continue the tradition and become fourth generation Acadia graduates. After graduating Michael and I moved to New York City so that I could continue to pursue my Operatic singing career. The ten years we spent in Manhattan were the most exciting, challenging and rewarding of our professional lives. Together we attended some wonderful concerts, saw the best-of-the-best at the Metropolitan Opera, and learned copious amounts from truly great artists. All of these experiences helped to shape us as musicians, performers and teachers. Michael and I had time to dream and plan for what we’d like to do if given the chance to conduct a choir, or teach future singers. Now, because we work together within the School of Music, those years of planning have given us common goals and clear philosophies to create what we had

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this choir includes approximately 75 students studying to be musicians. Michael and I felt that each and every one of these prospective music teachers, performers, therapists, and composers deserves to be exposed to the greatest choral repertoire. We work to create a valuable experience for all our singers - no matter what their previous level of musical understanding is. During the past six years we have offered students and members of the University community a chance to participate in Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, K. Jenkins The Armed Man, O. Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Our upcoming Christmas concert is on Saturday December 1st at 8pm. “Christmas at Acadia” is comprised of a pot-pourri of beautiful holiday music, including a lovely arrangement of O Holy Night, originally arranged for the Mormon Tabernacle choir. Our concert will feature former Acadia professor, Maurice Tugwell reading inspirational poetry and stories of the season, and University Organist, John Scott leading us in a carol sing and showing his prowess on the beautiful University Hall organ.

previously only dreamed of. While I am Head of Vocal studies, Michael is responsible for the 100 voiced Acadia Chorus. This choir fulfills many roles within the School of Music. It has always been an opportunity to combine community members with student musicians. This was certainly part of the mandate that we felt was important to continue. We also wanted it to be a significant experience in the life of all music students, as

Mozart’s Così fan tutt

(WOLFVILLE) The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte produced by Jeunesses Musicales of Canada as part of the Desjardins Concerts 2012-2013. This tour will present a company of talented young singers to many communities throughout Quebec and the Maritimes. The Wolfville performance takes place at the Festival Theatre, Acadia University on Wednesday, November 28 starting at 7:30. About Così fan tutte… This year, JMC has decided to enchant you with Mozart and his famous Italian comic opera Così fan tutte. Among all operas presented worldwide, Così fan tutte is no doubt one of the most performed and appreciated by the public. Joy and delight await you in this fanciful and far-fetched story of these two uncommon couples. Literally “Thus do they all”, this 18th century opera tells a tale of jealousy, trickery and mischief.

We invite you to come enjoy the concert and share in this experience that Michael and I feel so blessed to be a part of – Acadia’s School of Music at its best! Dr. Christianne Rushton, Assistant Professor, Head of Vocal Studies, School of Music christianne.rushton@acadiau.ca

Despina and Philippe Bolduc, baritone as Don Alfonso. The pianist is Jérémie Pelletier. The production is directed by Alain Gauthier with musical direction by Louise-Andrée Baril. Wolfville tickets are $34 for adults, $22 for students. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Acadia University Box Office in person or by phone at 1-800-542-8425, or online at boxoffice.acadiau.ca . The opera is also being presented in Halifax by the St. Cecilia Concert Series on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 pm at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, 6199 Chebucto Road. Tickets are available at Bookmark, Spring Garden Road or at the Box Office, 423-0143.

In a staging transposed to early 1960s, Madmen style, stage director Alain Gauthier uses his customary originality to rediscover an opera which, for years, conquered the heart of many music lovers. With the talented pianist Louise-Andrée Baril as musical director, this concert will appeal to a wide audience of connoisseurs and insiders. Let yourself be seduced! The cast features Vania Margani, soprano as Fiordiligi; Charlotte Burrage, mezzo-soprano as Dorabella; Adrian Kramer, baritone as Guglielmo; Aaron Sheppard, tenor as Ferrando; Julie Ludwig, soprano as

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What's Happening from November 22 - December 6, 2012 Send your event listings to grapevine.wolfville@gmail.com for publishing in this list

THURSDAY, 22 General Public Meeting: WCDC — Town Hall, 359 Main

St., Wolfville 7pm • A development agreement proposal for 336 Main St. TIX: no charge INFO: Gregg 542-3232 / gmorrison@wolfville.ca

Jam Dance — Louis Millet

Community Complex, New Minas 7-8pm • Super fun social mixer is a guided creative physical and musical experience for people of all ages and abilities. It's about learning how to play in ways that are welcoming and inclusive. We often have some of the best live music possible. TIX: donation INFO: 582-3888 / ks@ creativeaction.ca

Acadia Jazz Ensemble

— Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm • The Acadia Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) Fall Concert (Mark Adam direction), joined by Acadia Jazz Combo (Nic D'Amato direction). Fun, high energy evening! TIX: $5 INFO: 585-1778 / markadam@acadiau.ca

FRIDAY, 23 Tree Lighting Ceremony —

Post Office, Wolfville 6:30-8pm • Hot chocolate by the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club, Santa, Wolfville Community Choir caroling, LED light exchange, foodbank donations. Dress festively! TIX: no charge INFO: 542-3019 / recreation@wolfville.ca

Weekend Santa Claus Celebrations — Town Hall,

Berwick 7pm • Tree lighting, Frank Spinney, LED light exchange, gingerbread house contest. Saturday breakfast with Santa, Saturday craft fair at Town Hall, Saturday evening parade with free skate and wagon rides TIX: donation INFO: 538-8616 / cboylan@town.berwick.ns.ca

AXEmen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex 7pm • VS Dalhousie Tigers. TIX: $12 adult, no charge for students INFO: sports.acadiau.ca Royal Wood — Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville 8pm • SOLD OUT! INFO: 825-6834 / evergreentheatre.ca / royalwood.ca Music: Scenes from Street Scene — Denton Hall, Acadia

8-10pm • Acadia's Singing Theatre

Ensemble (Paula Rockwell & Edward Enman direction). TIX: $12 adults, $10 seniors & students INFO: 585-1512 / paula.rockwell@ acadiau.ca

SATURDAY, 24 Christmas Market — Community Centre, Windsor 9am-2pm • 8th Annual Windsor Christmas Market Not your average Craft Show! Open to artisans, crafters, & small business and many other unique items! TIX: $1 admission INFO: 790-3920 / karen8@eastlink.ca Annual Sale: Pre-Owned Skis, Snowboard & Clothing — Ski Martock,

Windsor 10am-3pm • Martock Ski Race's Club. Drop-off sale items Fri., Nov. 23rd 6pm-9pm. Pick-up unsold items Sun., Nov. 25th 9amNoon. New items from Cleve's as well. No straight skis please. TIX: no charge INFO: 798-9595 / programs@msrc.ca

Coffee Party — St. John's Anglican Church, Wolfville 10am12pm • Bake table & A.C.W. homemade plum puddings. Storm date: Nov. 25th, 2-4pm TIX: $5 INFO: 542-7476 / dianne.thorpe@ hotmail.com Community Discussion: Understanding Inadequate Housing —

Elementary School, Aldershot 10am-8pm • The Housing First Association of Kings County: what is needed to have permanent safe, affordable, adequate and healthy housing? Open House from 10am4pm, open community meeting at 6pm TIX: no charge INFO: 3005266 / housingfirstkc@gmail.com

Christmas Home Tour — Smart Staging Solutions, Kentville 11am-4pm • The festive spirit at four local homes. Decorating skills of Paula Huntley & talented home owners. Support Walk for the Cure, local animal rescue groups and the local foodbank. TIX: $15 plus a non-perishable @ Chisholms in Kentville INFO: Margo 679-9770 / Paula 678-6692 Christmas Coffee Party

— Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 11am-1pm • Enjoy delectable scones, scrumptious sandwiches and exquisite coffee cakes and other goodies. Browse the bake tables and craft table.

TIX: donation INFO: 681-1333 / kingschurch@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Family Community Art Day — Acadia University Art

Gallery, Wolfville 1-3p • Pattern and Mosaic. Visit the Portable Mosques exhibit (prayer rugs) followed by a studio visit to create your own mosaic. Families of all ages. TIX: donation INFO: 5851373 / gallery@acadiau.ca

Christmas English Tea — Stoneyhill United Baptist Church, Lockhartville 2-4pm • White Elephant Table, Bake Table, Touch and Buy. Proceeds for church purposes. TIX: $6 adult, $3 children 12 & under INFO: 5422870 / sheristvns@yahoo.ca Music: Scenes from Street Scene — Harvey Denton Hall,

Wolfville 3-5pm • See Friday, November 23rd. TIX: $12 adults, $10 seniors/students INFO: 5851512 / paula.rockwell@acadiau.ca

Healthy Supper — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 5-7pm • Sharing Great Food invites all to attend. A small, Acadia student organization that provides local, good-tasting meals for students, faculty and community members. TIX: no charge/donation INFO: sharinggreatfood@gmail.com AXEmen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex 7pm • VS Saint Mary's Huskies. TIX: $12 adult, no charge for students INFO: sports. acadiau.ca Hupman Brothers CD Release — Al Whittle Theatre,

Wolfville 8-11pm • New album "Back On The Mountain" concert featuring the Hupman Brothers on acoustics, Adam Bazinet on drums, & Chris Robison on bass. See cover page. TIX: $15 @ The Rolled Oat Café, Wolfville INFO: 542-3344 / hupmanbrothers@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, 25

– Grey Cup Sunday! 7Pm

Giant Yard Sale — Fire Hall, Kentville 8am-1pm • & craft & bake sales. Proceeds to the Acadia Novice Intermediate Hockey Team. Table rental $10. TIX: $1 adult, no charge under 12 INFO: 679-1370 / kimdill@hotmail.ca

bake sale & silent auction. MC Chet Brown, Darrell & Norma Brown, Ron DeAdder and Bev Sheffield. TIX: donation INFO: 542-1502

Concert: Swingology — United Church, Windsor 3-5pm • Classic swing tunes and Christmas jingles. Benefit show for the church. TIX: $15 door, $12 advance @ Moe's Music Place, Windsor; Andrew Connolly Optician, Windsor; church office INFO: 798-4583 / ben@swingology. ca / swingology.ca Concert: Natalie MacMaster — U-Hall, Acadia

3-5pm • “Taste of Cape Breton” benefit show. Proceeds to Valley Care Pregnancy Centre. TIX: $25 @ Acadia box office INFO: 542-5500 / trina.long@ns.sympatico.ca

Fundy Film screens: Safety Not Guaranteed—Al Whittle

Theatre, 4 & 7pm • Three cynical magazine employees dig into the story behind an unusual classified ad and discover a mysterious eccentric, a likeable but paranoid supermarket clerk who believes he can time travel. Together, these four embark on a hilarious, smart and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far “believing” can take you. See ad p. 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / fundyfilm.ca

Advent Interchurch Musical Service — United

Baptist Church, Kentville 6:30-8pm • Choirs from 12 churches, & a combined choir of more than 125 voices. TIX: freewill offering to foodbank. INFO: 678-3162 / info@ kentvillebaptist.org

Benefit Music Night — Baptist Church, Coldbrook 6:30pm • For the Halliday Family in Digby. TIX: donation INFO: 679-0112 / froggyman@eastlink.ca

MONDAY, 26 ACBL Wide Charity Game

— Community Hall, Greenwich 7-10:30pm • Duplicate Bridge Partner required. The American Contract Bridge League. Funds from charity games support national charities across Canada. TIX: $4 per person INFO: 678-1770 / brianandglenda@eastlink.ca

Benefit for Darren Brown

— Lions Club, Canning 1:30pm • Opry-style country variety show,

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to: War Child 6: Love and Mercy, Friday December 7th, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Draw date: Dec 2nd. Enter all draws: valleyevents.ca/win

TUESDAY, 27 Giddy-up Storytime —

Memorial Library, Wolfville 1011am • Horse and Cowpoke stories & songs. YEE HAW! Suggested Age: 3-5 TIX: no charge INFO: 5425760 / valleylibrary.ca

Lego-Rama — Library, Windsor 3:30-4:30pm • Build amazing Lego creations. Lego provided, bring your imagination! Ages 5-10 yrs. Please pre-reg. TIX: no charge INFO/Reg: 798-5424 / valleylibrary.ca

WEDNESDAY, 28 Public Talks: Bottles, Guns & Houses — Vaughan Library,

Wolfville 1:30-3:30pm • Students talk about different aspects of Wolfville community history. All Welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1289 / gillian.poulter@acadiau. ca

The Kings Kikima Grannies — Manning Chapel,

Acadia 7:15-8:30pm • Presentation by Nancy Henry and Betsy Bailey at the Canadian University Women Wolfville meeting. TIX: no charge INFO: lmob@ns.sympatico.ca / betsybaillie@yahoo.ca

Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte — Festival Theatre, Acadia 7:30pm • A light and cheeky Mozartian delight, performed by the country’s finest emerging artists! Sung in Italian with subtitles. TIX: $34 adults, $22 students, @ 1-800-542-8425 / boxoffice.acadiau.ca INFO: 5851282 / peter.smith@acadiau.ca AXEmen Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex 8pm (Women's 6pm) • VS StFX. TIX: $10 men's game, $6 women's, no charge for students INFO: sports. acadiau.ca

THURSDAY, 29 Train Station Celebration

— Memorial Library, Wolfville 2-4pm • Our train station is 100 years old! Celebrate with warm drinks, cake and music by the Mud Creek Boys. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca

French Movie Night: "MAELSTRÖM" — BAC 236,

Acadia. 7pm • By the director of "Incendies," Denis Villeneuve.

Everyone is welcome! In French with English subtitles. TIX: no charge INFO: alexandre.thibodeaurouleau@acadiau.ca

FRIDAY, 30 Auction — St. Joseph Catholic

Church, Kentville 6-10pm • Baking tables, raffle tickets, canteen, 50/50, door prizes. Early bidding 12:30-3pm. Auction begins at 7pm. Put on by C.W.L. TIX: $1 for 20 tickets, $5 for 100 INFO: 679-4500 / mary_boulter@yahoo.com

AXEmen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex 7pm • VS UPEI. Teddy Bear Toss Night! Bring along a new stuffed toy to donate to Chrysalis House. Toss the toy for a chance to win a great prize pack! TIX: $12, no charge for students INFO: sports.acadiau.ca

SATURDAY, 1 Night Kitchen — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • Treat yourself and go to this! Buy your ticket today, it will sell-out. See line-up page 5. TIX: $10 @ Just Us! INFO: ariana@tabmusic.ca Grow With Art — Kingstec,

Kentville 1-3pm • Workshop for children w/ Struan Robertson from Mermaid. Interactive puppet demo. Art works may be returned and exchanged. Ages 5 to 14 TIX: $2 per child INFO: 542-0234

Christmas Craft Fair — Muir

Murray Estate Winery, Wolfville 10am-4pm. Also Dec. 2nd • Local crafters kick-off the holidays. Sample our Mulled Wine! TIX: no charge INFO: 542-0343 ext. 2 / muirmurraywinery.com

Artisan Sale — Lions Club,

Wolfville 10am-4pm • Hot mulled cider and sweets and hand-made gifts by local artisans. Donations to the foodbank are welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-2787 / tracyhorsman@gmail.com

Homemade Apple Pies — St. James Anglican Church, Kentville 1-4pm • Place an order 9" deep-dish, double crust apple pies. Order deadline: November 25th. Ready for the freezer or the oven. COST: $8, $20 for 3 INFO: 678-3123 / stjames@ns.sympatico.ca AXEmen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex 7pm • VS UNB Varsity Reds. Bring a noise maker!

TIX: $12 adult, no charge for students INFO: sports.acadiau.ca

Christmas at Acadia — Convocation Hall, Acadia 8pm • Carols, choral works and reflection to begin the holiday season. Dr. Maurice Tugwell, Acadia Chorus (Michael Caines direction), John Scott organist. TIX: $10 door, no charge for children or students INFO: michael.caines@acadiau.ca Mary Segato CD Release

— Mud Creek Grill and Lounge, Wolfville 8-10pm • Also featuring: Jon Duggan, Suzanne Balcom, Noelle Segato, Fallon Fraser, and Leone Stanway. Support Big Brothers Big Sisters. TIX: $10, $5 students, at the door INFO: 6973500 / mary.segato@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, 2 Workshop: The Super Juicy Hips — Muir Murray

Winery, Wolfville 1-4pm • Open to all yoga practitioners. Bring: mat, blocks, straps, water and a fresh, open attitude toward your hips TIX: $40 INFO: 542-3724 / cazaflows@gmail.com

Sunday Music in the Garden Room — Garden

Room, Irving Centre, Acadia 2pm • Graduate of Oberlin and Juilliard, pianist Spencer Myer. Works of: Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz, Moskovski. TIX: no charge INFO: artsacadia.acadiau.ca

Benefit for Brian Graves

— Legion, Kentville 2-5pm • Help with medical costs. 50/50 auction, canteen, entertainers: Basil Davidson, Carol Edwards, Country Heat, Eugene Best & Brenda Downey, Shirley Yorke, Still Water and Vintage TIX: donation INFO: 678-8935 / kentvillelegion@ eastlink.ca

Fundy Film screens: Your Sister's Sister—Al

Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7pm • Jack (Mark Duplass) reeling from his brother's death, retreats to the vacation home of best friend and brother's ex, Iris (Emily Blunt). Jack surprises Iris's sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) in retreat for similar reasons, and they quickly get to know each other over too much late night tequila. A romantic dramedy. See ad p.15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / fundyfilm.ca

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MONDAY, 3 Wolfville Committee of Council Meeting — Town

Hall Chambers 1:30-4pm • TIX: no charge INFO: wolfville.ca

Concert: Joel Plaskett Emergency — Mermaid Theatre,

Windsor 8-10pm • Blend of Eastcoast preach and gritty riffs, their latest album Scrappy Happiness proves to be another fine testament from one of Canada's great songwriters. With artist Mo Kenney. See page 2. TIX: $32 adult, $30 senior/student @ Ticketpro.ca & Windsor Home Hardware INFO: 798-5841 / mermaidtheatre.ns.ca

TUESDAY, 4 Wolfville Newcomers' Club — Farmers Market,

Wolfville 7-9pm • John Whidden, author of "Wolfville’s Architectural Heritage," talks about the beautiful 19th- and 20th-century buildings. TIX: no charge INFO: wolfvillenewcomers@hotmail.com / wolfvillenewcomers.org

WEDNESDAY, 5 World Vision Fundraiser/ Recital — Wolfville Baptist

Church, 6:30pm • Students of Susan Dworkin. Foodbank items welcome, your participation is vital to our success. TIX: $10 donation INFO: 542-0649 / susan_dworkin@ hotmail.com

Fundy Film screens: First Position—Al Whittle Theatre,

7 pm only • Six talented ballet dancers (ages 9 to 19) struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the world's most prestigious youth ballet competitions. A feature-length documentary about the love of dance and a drive to succeed that trumps money, politics and even war. See ad p. 15 TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / fundyfilm.ca

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Aries (March 21-April 19) "Don't think about making art, just get it done," said Andy Warhol. "Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." I encourage you to adopt that mini-manifesto for your own purposes in the coming weeks, Aries. If you're not an artist, simply substitute the appropriate phrase for "making art." It could be "creating interesting relationships," "exploring exotic lands," "changing corrupt political institutions," "fixing environmental problems," or even "making money." The main point is: Focus on doing what drives your quest for meaning, and forget about what people think of it. Taurus (April 20-May 20) A Jungian writer whose name I have unfortunately misplaced made the following observations: "In a man's psyche, the unconscious is experienced as chaotic, filled with violent and irrational processes of generation and destruction. But to a woman's psyche the unconscious is a fascinating matrix of sacred images and rituals which in their wildly contradictory meanings express the secret unity of all life." After analyzing the astrological omens, I suspect that you Taurus men now have an unprecedented opportunity to experience your unconscious as women do. As for you Taurus women: You have the chance to get a vivid, visceral understanding of how true this description of the female unconscious is. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Let's talk about the Decision. I'm referring to the Choice you have been dancing around and fretting about and analyzing to death. By my estimate, there are

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For the week of Nov 22nd at least 15 different solutions you could pursue. But just seven of those solutions would meet the requirements of being intelligent, responsible, and fun. Of those seven, only four would be intelligent, responsible, fun, and enduring. Of those four, only two would be intelligent, responsible, fun, enduring, and the best for all concerned. I suggest you opt for one of those two.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) I'm not necessarily asserting that you need to edit yourself, Cancerian. Only you can decide that. But I will state unequivocally that if there is in fact any editing needed, now would be a good time to do it. You will have extra insight about what aspects of your life might benefit from being condensed, corrected, and fine-tuned. It's also true that the rectifications you do in the coming weeks will be relatively smooth and painless. So look into the possibilities, please. Should you calm your blame reflex? Downsize a huffy attitude? Shed some emotional baggage? Leo (July 23-August 22) How

many times have you been in love, Leo? Just once or twice? Or have you dived into the depths of amorous togetherness again and again over the years? Whatever the case may be, I bet you have strong ideas about the nature of passionate romance and profound intimacy. That's natural and normal. But I'm going to ask you to temporarily forget everything you think you know about all that stuff. I invite you to become innocent again, cleansed of all your mature, jaded, hopeful, and resentful thoughts about the game of love. In my astrological opinion, there's no better way for you to prepare for what will come next.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) A medical research journal reported on a British woman who accidentally swallowed a felt-tip pen. It lay there in her stomach for 25 years. When surgeons finally removed it, they were surprised to find it still worked. I am not suggesting that anything remotely as exotic or bizarre will be happening to you, Virgo. I do suspect, though, that you will soon have an experience with certain metaphorical resemblances

November 22 - December 6, 2012

to that event. For example, you may retrieve and find use for an element of your past that has been gone or missing for a long time.

Libra (September 23-October 22) "Sapiosexual" is a relatively new word that refers to a person who is erotically attracted to intelligence. Urbandictionary. com gives an example of how it might be used: "I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want a sapiosexual." In the coming weeks, Libra, I suspect you will be closer to fitting this definition than you've ever been before. The yearning that's rising up in you is filled with the need to be stimulated by brilliance, to be influenced by wisdom, to be catalyzed by curiosity. Scorpio (October 23-November 21) In 2007 the band White Stripes did a tour of Canada. One of their final gigs was outdoors in St. John's, Newfoundland. They came on stage, played one note -- a C-sharp -- and declared the performance over. It was the briefest rock show in history. Judging from the current astrological omens, Scorpio, I'm thinking it would be a good time for you to do some almost equally pithy things. You have the potential to be extremely concise and intense and focused in all you do. I urge you to fulfill that potential. Pack every speech, gesture, and action with a concentrated wealth of meaning. Sagittarius (November

22-December 21) Your redesigned thrust vectoring matrix is finally operational. Love those new nozzles! Moreover, you've managed to purge all the bugs from your cellular tracking pulse, and your high-resolution flux capacitor is retooled and as sexy as a digitally-remastered simulation of your first kiss. You're almost ready for take-off, Sagittarius! The most important task left to do is to realign your future shock absorbers. No more than a week from now, I expect you to be flying high and looking very, very good.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) The plot twists will be intriguing. The actors may be unpredictable, even erratic.

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Blossoming and decay will be happening simultaneously, and the line between wisdom and craziness could get blurry. There's not nearly enough room in this little horoscope to describe the epic sweep of the forces working behind the scenes. Are you willing to confront uncanny truths that other people might regard as too unruly? Are you brave enough to penetrate to the depths that others are too timid to look at, let alone deal with? I hope you are, Capricorn, because that will give you the power to ultimately emerge from the drama with your integrity shining and your intelligence boosted.

Aquarius (January 20-

February 18) Psychologists have done studies that suggest we subconsciously adopt the qualities of fictional characters we read about or see in movies. That's not a problem if those characters are smart, ethical, highly motivated people whose ideals are similar to ours. But if the heroes of the stories we absorb are jerks who treat others badly and make messes wherever they go, our imitative urges may lead us astray. Right now is a crucial time for you to be extra careful about the role models you allow to seep into your imagination. You're especially susceptible to taking on their attributes. I say, be proactive: Expose yourself intensely to only the very best fictional characters who embody the heights you aspire to reach.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

"The fates guide him who will; him who won't, they drag." So said the ancient Greek philosopher Seneca, and now I'm passing it on to you. It's an excellent time for you to think about the issue. Ask yourself: Have you been cooperating with fate so that it has maximum power to shepherd you? Have you been working closely with fate, giving it good reasons to consistently provide you with useful hints and timely nudges? Or have you been you avoiding fate, even resisting it out of laziness or ignorance, compelling it to yank you along? Spend the next few weeks making sure your relationship with fate is strong and righteous.


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No great FEET.... until now!

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love my feet! Really, how many people say that? I bet you all could if you really thought about what your feet do for you. My feet are my mode of transportation so I get to my job and to events in town. I love to dance and do community theatre so my feet carry me from step to step and on and off stage. My feet walk me around town and through my neighborhood with my partner Ian by my side. I can literally stand up for myself and walk the path that’s laid for me because of my feet. I decided to be nice to my everloyal tootsies by treating them to a pedicure at the In Good Hands Nails and Esthetics spa that just opened at 18 Elm Avenue, in Wolfville. WOW!! If my feet could talk they would say “THANK YOU MIKE”. Owners Alisa & Huu Nguyen, after a lot of hard work and long hours are pleased to announce their dream business is up and running and ready for the public, both men and women! They are open daily, Monday to Saturday from 9-7pm and they have a full range of nail and esthetic services ranging from Anti-Acne and Rapid Exfoliation Facials, Eye and Lip treatments, Chocolate and Mud Body Wraps, Massages and Sauna, just to name a few. There are Waxing treatments, Manicures and my first stab at their expertise - the Pedicure!

As I drifted in and out of massage bliss, I noticed there were some soakings, clippings, rubbings, exfoliating, cuticle repairs and then the final foot massage partnered with the Vanilla and Wild Plum foot lotion that ended the 45 minute pedicure. I had just finished a full day standing up at work , like I always do, and to be able to skip next door to sit in a massaging chair and have my feet pampered was heaven! For anyone suffering the agony of deFEET, I can’t stress enough how incredible this all felt. I give this spa Ten Toes Up! Join Alisa and Huu for their Open House Celebration on Saturday, November 24th from 5-7pm, everyone is welcome to come to the shop, check out what they offer and enjoy some finger foods. Check out the Eminence line of body care products that they carry- which will make great stocking stuffers! You can visit their website for a full list of prices, pictures, and contact information and to book an appointment at www.ingoodhealthesthetics. webs.com. Call with questions at 542-3444 or find them on Facebook. Now, what next? You know, as I type this article I keep thinking about how much I love my HANDS!!

November 22 - December 6, 2012

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The decor, music, and atmosphere of the spa all set up the scene for a very tranquil and soothing experience. I was at ease immediately. Huu gave me the tour and told me about the space and then sat me down in a massaging chair (have mercy) that I had control over, and he went to work on my feet. It was TOE-riffic! Huu grew up in Vietnam and has had many years of training in all fields of esthetics. He was thorough in his work, calming in his technique and informative about the solutions and machines he was using.

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The Free Classifieds are kindly brought to you by:

November 22 - December 6, 2012 465 Main St., Wolfville 697-3115 / trailshop.com

Like the Free Business Listings, this page works on a first come, first served basis (limit 1 listing per person). Or, to reserve a placement, pay $5 per issue (3-issue minimum commitment). Please keep listings to 35 words or less.

WORKSHOPS: Yurt Building Workshops 2013: Jan. 18th-20th

& Jan. 25th-27th @ 1459 White Rock Rd, Wolfville. Join Little Foot Yurts; makers of traditional style coppice wood yurts and learn how to build your own yurt! Accommodation: Sleep, eat, learn and share with others in cozy felted yurts equipped with wood stoves. TIX: $320 plus tax. Includes workshop fee, yurt camping, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and a yurt zine. INFO/Reg: 670-4556 / info@lfy. ca / lfy.ca

Christmas Decor by Felting: 2-hr workshop to

create unique, personalized ornaments. All materials included. No experience needed. $20 for age 10+ / $30 for adult+minor INFO: 692-1452 FELTasticFashion@ gmail.com

Making Art Mondays:

Mondays, through Dec. 10th, 7-9pm @ Acadia Art Gallery education room (BAC 131). Presented by Alliance of Kings Artists, sessions are focused on specific projects and facilitated by artists. Nov. 26th: Mono-Printing w/ Rachel Reeve, Dec. 3rd: Creating Mood in Landscape (watercolour) w/ Twila Robar-DeCoste. Limit of 15 adult participants. TIX: $15 per workshop, $10 AKA members INFO: allianceofkingsartists@ gmail.com / allianceofkingsartists.blogspot.ca

Audition & Visual Arts Bootcamps: Dec. 7th-9th

@ Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning. Intensive retreats help emerging artists: develop material, audition prep, gallery/ funding applications & more. Have your materials reviewed by professionals! Ages 15-30. Meals & accommodations included. TIX: $130 plus HST INFO: 582-3842 / education@artscentre.ca

NCCP Coaching Certification for Running Club Leaders: Dec. 1st-2nd,

full days @ Wolfville Recreation Centre. Learn to Run programs and clubs are springing up

everywhere, creating a demand for more coaching education. W/ instructor Steve Morley. TIX: $120 (included materials) INFO/ Reg: 542-3019 / recreation@ wolfville.ca

VOLUNTEER / DONATE: Seeking Community Health Volunteers: Are

Let's re-gift! New or unopened items preferred, for males/females, adults/children. Gifts bags welcomed also. Drop off items Mon Dec. 10th 9-11am & Wed Dec. 12th, 9-11am, lower level of the Wolfville Baptist Church. INFO: wolfvilleareafoodbank@ gmail.com

you interested in actively promoting health and wellness in your community? The EK Community Health Board is currently looking for new members! We meet once per month. INFO: 542-1244 / ekchb@avdha.nshealth.ca

Please Help Cam & Mel:

Looking For Garage:

FOR HIRE: Interior Painting: Wom-

en in Rollers does accurate quotes, shows up on time to work, and performs to perfection. We even leave your home neat and tidy! Call today for your free estimate. INFO: Pamela, 697-2926

Pet & House Sitter:

Available immediately. Good references available. FEE: Starting at $15 per day INFO: Tracy Casselman, 542-7282 / casselmantracy@ yahoo.ca

GENERAL: Re-Gifting @ the Food Bank: The Wolfville Area

Food Bank is looking for small gifts to go along with the annual Christmas Turkey dinner hampers provided by WAICC. Do you have a gifts in your bureaus or cupboards that you never use?

Street Fashion

by Claire Colville

Room For Rent: Large

room for rent in Wolfville, fully furnished, beautiful shared house across the street from Acadia, available from mid December 2012. TIX: $575/mth, utilities included INFO: Olivier, 690-5189 / olivierotman@hotmail.fr / Caroline, 585-1254 / caroline.blay@ wanadoo.fr

Recently Cam Ooman had a serious cycling accident in Wolfville; his recovery will take a number of months. They have been receiving help from the community with meals, doing chores, and much more. And now, in order to assist them with the financial fallout, a fund has been set up. Please donate any amount, small or large. Collectively, we can help Cam recover more quickly from his brain injury by reducing a few financial worries. INFO: camfund.org

Wolfville

I need to store a motorbike in Wolfville for the winter. Let's figure out a fair arrangement. INFO: Jeremy grapevine.wolfville@ gmail.com

Get Your Shorts On:

Call For Submissions for the Annapolis Valley Short Film Fest! INFO: avshortfilmfest.ca

UPCOMING: Breast Quest Dragon Boat Fund-Raiser: Windsor Home Hardware, Tuesday Nov. 27Th @ 6pm. $10 tickets, prizes to be won. INFO: Sue Rouleau 681-6446

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McCulloch is taking English at Acadia and living on campus. He gets his hair done at Wolfville hair design on Main Street. Brought to you by

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the Wednesday Wolfville Farmers' Markets on December 5 & 12. We'll have beautiful, reflective ornaments suitable for outdoor decorating. Very Cool! Lots of sizes & colours for all your decorating needs. Great as gifts too! INFO: thevirgotiger@bellaliant. net

House Concert: Tanya Davis and Rae Spoon, Friday Dec. 7th. Lower Wolfville, 11246 Highway 1. Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm. Tickets $10 (or PWYC) INFO/Reserve: John 697-2309 / johnlynch@eastlink.ca

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

Fisherman’s Stew

Chef Kerina Dykstra / 300-1268 / kerina@letseatns.com / letseatns.com "Winter is coming." For those of you who are familiar with this statement from Game Of Thrones you will be in your happy place with this comforting bowl of tasty goodness! When I worked at the legendary Chez La Vigne restaurant in Wolfville, we served a similar main course. I, as most Chefs do, put my own tasty spin on it. This recipe has been a staple in much of my cuisine partially because it's easy on the waistline but mostly because every time I make it, I get to reminisce on good times at Chez! I hope you enjoy and as always, Have A Tasty Day! -- Chef Kerina.

Fisherman’s Stew • 2 cups Onions, julienne • 2 cups Celery, julienne • 2 cups Carrots, julienne • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil • 1 cup White Wine • 5-6 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced • ¼ cup Tomato Paste • 2 tbsp Chili Powder • 1 tsp crushed Red Chili Flakes, or TT • 2-3 tsp Ground Cumin • 1 lt Fish Stock • 2 lbs Shrimp (21-30 count) shelled • 2 lbs Mussels, Cleaned and bearded • 2 lbs Basa or Other White Fish diced into ½ inch pieces • S&P TT

Garnish: Juice of 1 Lemon Parsley

Preparation:

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy bottom pot over med high heat. Sauté the onions, celery until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Deglaze the pot with the wine, reduce until almost dry. Add the garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, pepper flakes, cumin and fish stock. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the peeled shrimp, basa and mussels. Cover and allow to cook gently until the mussels open (discard any that do not open) and the shrimp and basa are cooked through. Remove the seafood, placing it in a bowl – keep warm. Portion the vegetables between bowls and arrange seafood. Garnish with lemon juice and parsley.

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

[ Dancing the Fandango ] Somewhere in the north country, Ramona re-read the response Mr. Ells had written to her. Everything outside her window was very Group-of-Seven-esque, and Ramona had carefully huddled herself around the steam lifting off of her coffee mug. It might have appeared, to a perceptive onlooker, that between sips she was attempting to float away by climbing into the steam. Although it is hard to believe, Ramona and steam share a notable kinship. Nevertheless, on this particular morning, the only thing closer to Ramona than steam was the unfolded letter from Mr. Ells. She held the letter like you would hold a dragonfly, and her movements were precise, as she positioned it to best read a particular line once more: Allow me to say, Moan, that the opening paragraph of your letter has reset my time here on the planet.

Ramona smirked with delight, and then stood. She bent down and picked up an iridescent kite that was resting on the floor. Then, with great ceremony, while using her oversized slippers to her advantage, she danced a lively fandango. Her letter and her kite were held high above her head in her tiny fists. The letter, the kite, Ramona’s long hair, and even steam unfurled with her every turn. Between steps, Ramona identified the colours of her kite, aloud, “Black, pink, yellow and gold, my love,” she said into the quiet room where imaginary castanets kept the time. - W. Ells Editor's Note: Creative writing continuation of Rockets & Ramona from last issue

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Who's Who: ALAN SLIPP: A PAN-TASTIC ACTOR!!!! I act in plays but I don’t consider myself an Actor. I can entertain an audience but I don’t consider myself an entertainer. Then you take Alan Slipp! Alan IS community theatre in the valley! For years, I have (and I haven’t been alone) admired Alan’s work. He is never one to back down from a challenge and he ultimately dives into the role with great technique and motivation and always comes out on top. Let’s see if he can handle his toughest role to date: The Grapevine Who’s Who subject! Alan Slipp (the name gives me shivers of delight) lives in Wolfville with his delightful wife Erin. He works from home doing layout and design for the Annapolis Valley Music Festival, but his background is theatre and music. Alan graduated from Acadia in 2006 with a BA in Theatre Studies but he’s been acting since he was twelve, when he was involved with the Acadia Theatre Company’s Production of Our Town. Alan has done some paid acting gigs (Noises Off, in 2006) but the bulk of his work has been on an amateur basis. In saying that, Alan’s extensive list of productions is enough to make him a Pro Amateur!

Alan played young Ebenezer Scrooge for almost 15 years in the Fezziwig Family Christmas Frolic and in the last few years has found prime roles in Fezziwig’s Cinderella and Snow White productions. Alan has worked with Centrestage theatre in their productions of Dial M for Murder and 12 Angry Jurors and with Quick as a Wink theatre where he played the role of Edward Fairfax Rochester in Jane Eyre the Musical. Alan’s complete embodiment of Rochester has been hailed by many as his best work to date. He’s also a regular entertainer at Open Mike & Donna, Tuesday nights at the TAN Cafe in Wolfville, where he performs hilarious monologues and entertains the crowd with the rousing songs of Stan Rogers. Alan is also a member of the sketch comedy group The Dead Sheep Scrolls, who perform regularly at Night Kitchen (a new sketch will be unveiled at Night Kitchen on Dec. 1) And, on December 6th, 7th, and 8th you can see Alan as crocodilefearing, Captain Hook in Fezziwig’s 2012 Peter-Pantomime musical Get Hooked, playing at the Festival Theatre, in Wolfville. You don’t want to miss it. I get to share the stage with Alan for the

November 22 - December 6, 2012

third year in a row and it’s going to be PAN-TASTIC! Something many people don't know about Alan is that he was diagnosed in 2000 with Asperger's Syndrome, a neurological condition on the autistic spectrum. Social interaction will always be a challenge for Alan, but doing theatre has helped make it easier for him to connect with people and he’s really looking forward to many more years of entertaining the Valley, and who knows where else! But as long as there are plays to perform, friendly people to entertain, the great University vibe and as long as the Chimney Swift Stout is on tap at Paddy’s, Alan won’t stray too far from home. Mr. Slipp, you’re an asset to Valley Theatre and an inspiration to many, including myself! Thank you for all you’ve taught me... and I know you’re miles taller than me, but I’d look up to you anyway! See you on Stage! ~Mike Butler Brought to you by

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On the corner of Front and Central Down on the corner of Front Street and Central Avenue, in the space that was once home to Alex Clavel’s Chez LaVigne and Michael Howell’s Tempest, a new restaurant is being born. Its name is Front & Central; its new owner is Dave Smart, an engineerturned-chef-turned-passionate-restaurateur. In the midst of the restaurant’s transition, I (one of the servers at Front & Central), sat down with Dave to talk about his vision. Here is some of what he had to say about the scope of what he wants his restaurant to be: “I want to make it casual and approachable. Why can’t I do beautiful, fun, delicious, adventurous food,

and offer it in an environment that’s comfortable? There’s nothing more rewarding at the end of the night than to talk to somebody who's jazzed by what they ate. Food is an incredibly special thing to me. I don’t want people to leave feeling full, I want people to leave feeling... full. Full being defined as calorically full, emotionally full and full from the perspective of being cared for.” We're staying open during the transition, so please stop by to see–and taste!–what's going on at Wolfville's newest restaurant. Watch for the hoisting of our Front & Central sign in early December. For more information, call 542-0588. - Michelle Damour

Tea Time from 2pm-4pm daily Special - Tea for Two A Pot of Tea & Choice of either : • a scone with butter/preserves

Or • A Slice of Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Or • A Homemade Lemon Tart $ 7.99 for One Person or $ 13.99 for Two People (we close the Perfect Blend on Sunday December 16th at 4pm. The winery does not close until December 23rd at 5pm.)

Autum Sunday, Sunday,

Fundy Film Society

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

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Your Sister’s Sister

Sunday, December 2: 4 & 7 p.m.

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November 22 - December 6, 2012

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wo days before the TripALady dance I was running around doing errands in Wolfville before my car appointment in Canning. I parked in the Town Centre parking, went to the bank, then to the Dollar Store. As I was finishing there, in comes David, our trusty parking supervisor (you all know him and see him when you drive into the lot), alerting me that I have a flat tire. Arrrggg! However, he also says that he's talked to a man that has a battery fed compressor in his truck out in the parking lot. So we go out, this fine saviour brings his compressor over, we plug in and pump.

In a few minutes the tire was full enough to get me to my appointment in Canning where of course, with the rest of the list, they could fix the tire (and I was only 10 minutes late!) Not only did David take the time to track me down in the store, but he also arranged a solution that saved an expensive garage call or me trying to muscle a tire off! I love living in this community where people look out for each other. Thank you David! - Denise

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Tide Predictions at Cape Blomidon

Source: Canadian Fisheries & Oceans www.waterlevels.gc.ca

Nov 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Dec 01 02 03 04 05 06

High 7:13am* 8:12am 9:08am 9:59am 10:48am 11:33am 12:15pm 12:55pm 1:33pm

Low 1:24pm 2:24pm 3:21pm 4:14pm 5:02pm 5:46pm 6:27pm 7:05pm 7:19am

2:12pm 2:52pm 3:35pm 4:21pm 5:12pm** 6:07pm

7:57am 8:37am 9:19am 10:05am 10:55am 11:49am

* Highest High: 39.0 feet ** Lowest High: 37.1 feet

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

answers:

1. December 8; 2. MV Miner; 3. Courthouse Hill, Gore, Hants Co.; 4. Admiral Lake Loop, Musquodoboit Harbour; 5. Parrsboro, Cumberland Co.

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In what town can you find the Fundy Geological Museum?

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