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November 27 – December 11, 2014

a fre e pap er for the p e o p le w h o f i n d t h e m s e lv e s in t he anna po lis va lle y November 27 – December 11, 2014 | Issue No. 11.24


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ON THE COVER Nine years ago, Harry Roberts, moved by the atrocities and pain of war and their effects on the lives of children, learned about this Canadian Not-for-Profit organization. Compelled by War Child's initiative to help children and their families put their lives back together, Harry teamed with Linda Wheeldon to host a benefit in Wolfville. Each year friends and supporters have stepped up to help to fundraise in support of this worthy cause.

The 8th Annual War Child Benefit Concert will be held on December 5 at the Al Whittle Theatre at 8pm. The Hupman Brothers Band have become an integral part of this event and once again it is our pleasure to have them headline the show. As well, the War Child Benefit performers include Harry Roberts, Andy and Ariana, Kate Adams, Bob Federer, Darrin Harvey, Bob Connon, The Chimney Swifts, Morgan Wheeldon, and Naoko Tsujita. The MC this year is George St Amour. Tickets are $15 (cash) and are being sold at the Just Us Café, Main Street, Wolfville.

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We want to hear from you! We offer you, the reader, this section of the paper to share your positive or constructive thoughts on issues that matter to you. Please keep things brief (under 100 words), add your name to your opinion, and don’t use proper names of people or businesses when talking about others. Also, be aware that we tend to be a community-building paper; we hold the right to refuse publishing. All letters are subject to edits for content and space.

While reading the November 13 - 27, 2014 issue of The Grapevine, I noticed two articles that touched a chord with me. One was the Random Acts of Kindness article and the other was the Wants & Needs article by Mike Butler. What resonated for me was that both articles showcase the kindness of others and serve to point out that there are good people in the world doing anonymous and caring things. So much of what is showcased in popular media focuses on the worst that we humans are capable of violent acts, greed and self-absorption. The often quoted phrase "If it bleeds, it leads" is used as if that justifies focusing on the worst to the exclusion of the best we humans can do. There is no balance in that and no way to guide the human spirit. I wanted to thank the staff of The Grapevine for bucking this trend and choosing to acknowledge what is good, kind, and thoughtful. It only takes a small light to push back the darkness, but it makes a huge difference. Congratulations and thank you. Pam MacAskill


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Donna Holmes publishers’ assistant Pamela Swanigan. MIKE BUTLER, CHARLOTTE ROGERS, CHERI KILLAM writers James Skinner technical assistant Allan Williams events Margot Bishop, Denise Aspinall, Jaden Christopher, Beth Brewster, Curran Rodgers, Lauren Galbraith, Keeler Colton Jan Hermiston deliveries

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There is a teenage girl who waits at my kids’ bus stop in the morning. She’s sweet and friendly, and always a little under-dressed for the weather. The other morning she was shivering and rubbing her hands as she smiled and chatted. On impulse, I asked her if she would like my gloves, taking them off and holding them out to her. She only hesitated a second before nodding yes and putting them on. She then rewarded me with a huge smile and a bear hug. I don’t know this girl very well, and I’ve never met her family, but I get the impression that they don’t have extras. I didn’t give it a second thought when I put my gloves on that morning, but in that moment they became extra, and I was happy to pass them on. Now I’m on the hunt for a winter coat to give to her as well. M.J. The first snowfall of the winter happened while I was at work. Being a new driver with summer tires still on my vehicle, I was extremely thankful to have a text from my in-laws offering me a safe way home. When turning from Gaspereau Ave. onto Pleasant St. (Wolfville), my mother-inlaw became stuck, spinning her tires in the slush at the bottom of the hill. A man from the sidewalk was there within seconds offering to give her a push. At first she tried to decline politely, but he insisted, "It's no problem! I've already pushed 5 cars up!" It appeared that this kind man was just waiting at the bottom of the hill to help those who needed it. J.H.

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Hi! My name is Titan. I am a 9 month old pit bull mix. I have been neutered and am up to date on all of my vaccinations. I am very lovable and like to play but I am just learning how to share and don’t like to give up my favorite toys easily. I also don’t care for cats or mops... yes mops; don’t judge. I do however love humans but with my high energy level, I will need to be with someone with experience and no small children. If you would like to meet me you can stop by the Nova Scotia SPCA, Kings County Branch Tuesday through Sunday, between 2pm and 5pm. We are located at 1295 County Home Road in Waterville. You can also check out our website at, look us up on Facebook, or call my caregivers at 902-538-9075.


Oreo is a male, neutered, DSH, black and white, cat born approximately Sept 8, 2006. He is a handsome fellow with unique markings! He has been here for a while and gets overlooked when we have kittens but we would love to see him find a new home. If you’d like to adopt him or get more information, please email us at E-mails may not be checked every day so please call us at 902-542-3422 if your needs are of an urgent nature or an actual emergency. Thank you.

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No Faux Fashion Studio is an evolution of PIER101 Home Designs and has been a life-long labour of love for Laura MacNutt. The eclectic collection of treasures is appropriately sandwiched between a wood shop and sheep shelter in a re-purposed barn where the ‘old Hwy 1’ meets the ‘new Hwy 101’ at Grand Pre. Laura MacNutt’s experience designing buildings and fine art compelled her to ‘rescue’, ‘restore’, and ‘recirculate’ timeless fashions of leather, wool, cashmere, silk, and other natural materials. Laura’s passion is to demonstrate and celebrate the intrinsic value of natural products while providing an affordable source of quality clothing and accessories. No Faux also enthusiastically hosts phenomenal local musical talent in the re-purposed barn and looks forward to continuing to support and celebrate our local artists. Errands by Karen — 790-2626 / • Looking to do a bit of shopping??? Errands by Karen is a personalized service, catering to seniors, shut-ins, and busy people who need a helping hand. Operating from Ellershouse to Grand Pré, Karen can assist you with your holiday preparations. Please call or email for more info. Eastlink — 406-2490 x4 / / • Now through Dec. 1 get 500 Air Miles reward miles when you sign up for an internet bundle (points awarded upon installation). In store only, so come visit us today! See for more details. Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre — 1349 County Home Rd., Waterville, 538-3103 / / • Enjoy a dazzling, musical Christmas Light Show Nov. 26 – Dec. 7 at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick, 6:30–9:30pm nightly. The 12 Nights of Christmas Lights is presented by the Berwick Lions Club & the Apple Tree Foundation in support of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre. Freewill donation. Mermaid Theatre — 132 Gerrish Street, Windsor, 798-5841 / / • Tickets make great Christmas gifts – get yours today!

Suggested Theme: Black Friday essentially kicks off the Christmas & Holiday shopping season and it’s happening this year on November 28th. It’s become one of the busiest shopping days of the year as retailers and businesses offer dramatic sales and bargains to eager customers. Although increased transactions is a welcomed outcome for the Valley, there is more to the special season than the register simply ringing. Beyond your increasing sales, how do you and your business give back to the community at this time of year? What sale or special is your business offering as December quickly approaches?! you’d like to know how to support them as well, visit Flowercart — 9412 Commercial Street, New Minas, 681-2349 / / / facebook: Flowercart • Fresh bread and rolls from our bakery add home-style deliciousness to holiday meals & parties. Lap quilts, washer toss games & pet beds are our biggest selling gift ideas. Our showroom is open 8:30am–4:30pm, Mondays through Fridays. Valley Family Fun — / • This holiday season, make a commitment to spend more time with your family. Perhaps take on a service project together like baking cookies for a neighbour or visiting a friend. Lots of ideas on our website!

Laura McNutt opened the doors to No Faux in September this year and is open weekends 10am-5pm and by appointment. Deep Roots Music Cooperative — PO Box 2360, Wolfville, 542-ROOT / • Christmas is around the corner. Are you looking to find a gift that is easy to store and has a low environmental impact? Are you trying to shop local? A Deep Roots Festival pass makes a great Christmas gift for family, friends, & that person who already has it all. Several of our concerts were sold out this year; giving a festival pass is the best way to ensure your music-loving friends & family won’t miss out. Christmas Specials are a steal at $79! Shop Local. Support the arts. Natural Touch Reflexology & Wellness (Reiki) — 678-0454 / 691-4148 / / / Blue Cross Provider • Give the Gift of Well Being this Christmas! Enjoy a 1 hour Reflexology or Reiki Session for $40 and purchase a gift certificate (for equal service) for $25 each. Retro Runway Fashions — 2 Central Ave. Wolfville, 692-9271 / / • The best tacky Christmas sweaters for guys & gals. Careforce — Kentville, 365-3155 / / • The holidays are all about giving at Careforce. Over holidays past, our employees have worked together to collect as many items as possible for Chrysalis House in Kentville. If

Canning Valufoods — 9830 Main St., Canning, 582-7145 / • Drop by Canning Valufoods for some great Black Friday prices on deli meats and many other items. Don’t forget to check out the prices in our meat department. Great specials on pizza as well! Our Mother’s Keepers — 85 Water St. Windsor, 472-8733 • We support several charities year round; and many of our products help raise money for great causes near and far! We’re proud and thankful to be a part of such a giving community! Good Books Accounting Services — Burlington, 538-3662 / / • If you are expecting a refund this year, or have yet to receive your GST cheque, the good news is that you still have time to file your tax return & receive your cash before the holidays! Take advantage of our own ‘Guide to Credits & Deductions’ to ensure you receive every dollar you are entitled to.

/ • As this is our busiest time of the year, we thank our customers for their patience while we fill backlogged orders! The kitchen is a buzz with holiday soap, special orders for loved ones, & new creations! Also, just prepping for a workshop on ‘Liquid Potions’ where you will learn to make things like Peppermint Extract, Lemon Ginger Honey, & fruit/herb liqueurs. See ‘Classifieds’ for more info! La Louve Home Interiors — 360 Main St., Wolfville, 697-3021 • La Louve Home Interiors...the new shop in town...right next to Pete’s! Come get inspired with all the wonderful colors and the quality linens. 20% off Designers Guild Cushions and Throw Blankets until Christmas! See you there! Devorah Fallows Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine 中国医药 — #221, 112 Front St. Wolfville, 300-3017 / • I never turn away anyone who’s seeking my help, if they think they can’t afford it. I do this all year round in my clinic. Throughout the month of December however, I invite the community to join me in sharing the spreading-of-light in this dark cold time. I’m inviting donations from you, our community, that I’ll personally match dollar for dollar. I’ll also give those who donate, a discount for the same value on your own treatment.

HUMANS OF THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY Collected by Linnea Swinimer

Give a Darn Yarn — / facebook: give a darn yarn • Give a Darn Yarn is offering a 10% discount on all products from now until Christmas when you shop our website. Type in hohoho at checkout! So ‘go green’ this year and check out our 100 % recycled fabric yarn & rug collection! How do we give back?! Well this year, we will be donating pet bed covers to Kings County SPCA. Sleep Country Canada — 9293 Commercial St., New Minas, 681-8214 / • Come in for Black Friday deals now through Dec. 2, including a Queen mattress set for $448! Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education — 680-8839

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Well, despite the fluctuating weather conditions this past week, one cannot argue that winter is upon us. The cold air, the snow, the smell of wood fires, the complaining - oh yes, all the elements are there to indicate that the chilly season is here! I am not going to sugar coat it folks, there are many things about winter that I am not fond of (shovelling, scraping, poor driving conditions, crazy Christmas shoppers, etc.) but one thing I do love is reading during these cold winter days. There’s nothing like curling up in front of a roaring fire with a glass of white wine and a good book. Here are some reading selections for you and your family to get you through the winter. Enjoy! Some great new reads for the season are Us by David Nicholls, The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue, Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet, and Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford. Also, check out The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore, The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee, Reunion by Hannah Pittard, Rooms by Lauren Oliver, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. A brilliant new novel by Sarah Waters entitled The Paying Guests is at the top of my list this year, as well as, Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes, The Last Magazine by Michael Hastings, Bittersweet by Stephen Lee, The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham, and Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson. New in paperback (and essential to pick up) are Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse, Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut, Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart, A Feathered River Across the Sky by Joel Greenberg and The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Also, recently in paperback is The Unknown Bridesmaid by Margaret Forster, An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell, American Blonde by Jennifer Nixon, What If? by Randall Munroe and Double Feature by Owen King. Are you one of those people like me that enjoy picking one author and binging on his/ her novels during the cold winter months? I’ve done the John Grisham, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Virginia Woolf, and Jane Austen run of novels but this winter I think I might tackle Michael Connelly, an author whom I’ve never read. The acclaimed writer of 27 novels has a new book called Bosch being released soon but I’ve been recommended The Black Echo, The Concrete Blonde, Blood Work, City of Bones, Lost Light, The Narrows, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Scarecrow to start my marathon. And if Connolly doesn’t appeal to me after a few reads, I might switch to the Terry Pratchett DiscWorld series (29 novels, I think) and give that a go, as I hear they’re an amazing read. Another series that has been brought up to me is by an author named Maggie Stiefvater. Her novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner are bound to cross my path this season. Do you like biographies? Take a peek at the tumultuous life of Singer-Songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis (Great Balls of Fire) in his new book, or read Justin Trudeau’s Bio Common Ground, or Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton, or the new Gordie Howe Biography Mr. Hockey.

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3. Actress and singer Queen ___ will host the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

1. It has been said that the reason there is no Nobel Prize for Mathematics is because Alfred’s fiancée had an affair with a __. This is most likely a myth.

6. At ___ years old, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient. 8. In 1888, a newspaper erroneously published Alfred's ___, reporting the "merchant of death" had died. This convinced Alfred to establish the awards so he'd be better remembered. 9. This year's Nobel ___ Prize was awarded jointly to Kailash Styarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 11. In 1948, the year Mahatma __ was assassinated, the Nobel Committee declined to award a peace prize on the grounds that "there was no suitable living candidate".

For children, Entertainment Weekly magazine just published a special ‘50 Books Every Kid Should Read’ section in their latest issue and the titles are spot on. No authors need be mentioned, just head to your local bookshop and ask for Charlotte’s Web, The Polar Express, Madeline, Tar Beach, The Borrowers, Holes, The Outsiders, Bridge to Terabithia, The Book Thief, The Fault in Our Stars, The Phantom Tollbooth, Island of the Blue Dolphins, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Wonder, Smile, and A Wrinkle in Time… just to name a few! Some other great new releases to pour through would be We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride, China Dolls by Lisa See, The Arsonist by Sue Miller, and The String Diaries by Stephen Liane Moriarty. There are three very special books by local authors on my list this year - Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage and Justice by Douglas Goose; and The Ballad of Jacob Peck and The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, both by Debra Komar. Wolfville and its residents are fortunate to have THREE bookstores at their immediate disposal: Box of Delights on Main Street, The Odd Book on Front Street, and Rainbow’s End on Main Street (gift certificates are available at all). There’s also Cole’s in New Minas, Reader’s Haven in Windsor, and Books Galore in Coldbrook. So you see, there’s no excuse not to read something this winter and to share these and other titles with those around you. Spread the WORD(s) about how great reading and literature truly are. Happy Reading Everyone!

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2. The Nobel Prizes are presented each year on the 10th of this month. 4. Nobel invented this explosive-on-a-stick. 5. Alfred Nobel was born in this Swedish city. 7. Marie Sklodowska-__ is one of only four people to receive TWO Nobel Prizes 10. In 1895 __ Nobel signed his last will and testament, and set aside the bulk of his estate to establish the scientific prizes that now bear his name.


November 27 – December 11, 2014

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I have two

encyclopedias of dreams, and they disagree on the symbolic meaning of mud. One book says that when you dream of mud, you may be facing a murky moral dilemma in your waking life, or are perhaps dealing with a messy temptation that threatens to compromise your integrity. The other encyclopedia suggests that when you dream of mud, it means you have received an untidy but fertile opportunity that will incite growth and creativity. I suspect that you have been dreaming of mud lately, Taurus, and that both meanings apply to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are there certain influences you would love to bring into your life, but you can’t figure out how? Do you fantasize about getting access to new resources that would make everything better for you, but they seem to be forever out of reach? If you answered “yes,” it’s time to stop moping. I’m happy to report that you have more power than usual to reel in those desirable influences and resources. To fully capitalize on this power, be confident that you can attract what you need. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Should you cut

back and retrench? Definitely. Should you lop off and bastardize? Definitely not. Do I recommend that you spend time editing and purifying? Yes, please. Does this mean you should censor and repress? No, thank you. Here’s my third pair of questions: Will you be wise enough to shed some of your defense mechanisms and strip away one of your lame excuses? I hope so. Should you therefore dispense with all of your psychic protections and leave yourself vulnerable to being abused? I hope not.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I know you’re beautiful and you know you’re beautiful. But I think you could be even more beautiful than you already are. What do you think? Have you reached the limits of how beautiful you can be? Or will you consider the possibility

that there is even more beauty lying dormant within you, ready to be groomed and expressed? I encourage you to ruminate on these questions: 1. Are you hiding a complicated part of your beauty because it would be hard work to liberate it? 2. Are you afraid of some aspect of your beauty because revealing it would force you to acknowledge truths about yourself that are at odds with your self-image? 3. Are you worried that expressing your full beauty would intimidate other people?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Helsinki,

Finland is growing downwards. By cutting out space in the bedrock below the city’s surface, farseeing leaders have made room to build shops, a data center, a hockey rink, a church, and a swimming pool. There are also projects underway to construct 200 other underground structures. I’d like to see you start working along those lines, Virgo -- at least metaphorically. Now would be an excellent time to renovate your foundations so as to accommodate your future growth.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The Pantone Color Matching System presents a structured approach to identifying colors. It’s used as a standard in the printing industry. According to its system of classification, there are 104 various shades of grey. I suspect you will benefit from being equally discerning in the coming weeks. It just won’t be possible to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys. You’ll misunderstand situations that you try to simplify, and you’ll be brilliant if you assume there’s always more nuance and complexity to uncover. Don’t just grudgingly tolerate ambiguity, Libra. Appreciate it. Learn from it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I am not

necessarily predicting that you will acquire a shiny new asset in time for the solstice. Nor am I glibly optimistic that you will get a raise in pay or an unexpected bonus. And I can offer only a 65-percent certainty that you will snag a new perk or catch a financial break or stumble upon a treasure. In general, though, I am pretty confident that your net worth will rise in the next four weeks. Your luck will be unusually practical. To take maximum advantage of the cosmic tendencies, focus your efforts on the one or two most promising prospects.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who is sometimes called “the father of modern science.” He expressed his innovative ideas so vigorously that he offended the Catholic Church, which convicted him of heresy. For us today, he symbolizes the magnificence of rational thought. And yet Galileo also had a weird streak. For example, he gave lectures on the “Shape, Location,

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and Size of Dante’s Inferno,” analyzing the poet’s depiction of hell. In the course of these meticulous discourses, Galileo concluded that Satan was more than four-fifths of a mile tall. In this spirit, Sagittarius, and in accordance with current astrological omens, you are temporarily authorized to de-emphasize the constraints of reason and logic so that you may gleefully and unapologetically pursue your quirky proclivities.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): While in

his early twenties, actor Robert Downey Jr. appeared in the films Less Than Zero and Weird Science. That got him semi-typecast as a member of Hollywood’s Brat Pack, a group of popular young actors and actresses who starred in coming-of-age films in the 1980s. Eager to be free of that pigeonhole, Downey performed a ritual in 1991: He dug a hole in his backyard and buried the clothes he had worn in Less Than Zero. I recommend that you carry out a comparable ceremony to help you graduate from the parts of your past that are holding you back.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In her book Revolution from Within, Gloria Steinem offers a challenge: “Think of the times you have said: ‘I can’t write,’ ‘I can’t paint,’ ‘I can’t run,’ ‘I can’t shout,’ ‘I can’t dance,’ ‘I can’t sing.’” That’s your first assignment, Aquarius: Think of those times. Your second assignment is to write down other “I can’t” statements you have made over the years. Assignment three is to objectively evaluate whether any of these “I can’t” statements are literally true. If you find that some of them are not literally true, your fourth assignment is to actually do them. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to transform “I can’t” into “I can.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Dogs don’t

know where they begin and end,” writes Ursula K. Le Guin in her book The Wave in the Mind. They “don’t notice when they put their paws in the quiche.” Cats are different, LeGuin continues. They “know exactly where they begin and end. When they walk slowly out the door that you are holding open for them, and pause, leaving their tail just an inch or two inside the door, they know it. They know you have to keep holding the door open… It’s a cat’s way of maintaining relationship.” Whether you are more of a dog person or a cat person, Pisces, it is very important that you be more like a cat than a dog in the coming weeks. You must keep uppermost in your mind exactly where you begin and where you end. Homework: For three days, uphold your highest ideal in every little way you can imagine. Report results at Truthrooster@


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Which soon-to-be dissolved Nova Scotia town is home to Anne Murray? In what year was the Halifax Citadel originally built? Which famous Nova Scotian was the first solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe? Which Nova Scotian town’s name is said to mean “red house” in Mi’Kmaq? Where does Nova Scotia send a Christmas tree annually in thanks for help after the Halifax Explosion? Come play!


do you believe in, Aries? What’s your philosophy of life? Do you think that most people are basically good and that you can make a meaningful life for yourself if you just work hard and act kind? Do you believe that evil, shapeshifting, kitten-eating extraterrestrials have taken on human form and are impersonating political leaders who control our society? Are you like the character Crash Davis in the film Bull Durham, who believed in “high fiber, good scotch, the sweet spot, and long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days”? Now would be an excellent time for you to get very clear about the fundamental principles that guide your behavior. Re-commit yourself to your root beliefs — and jettison the beliefs that no longer work for you.

1. Springhill; 2. 1856; 3. Joshua Slocum; 4. Ecum Secum; 5. Boston, MA

ARIES (March 21-April 19): What exactly

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HERE AND AWAY: Gas Prices By Pamela Swanigan

Figures are averaged across the named polity and are current as of November 20, 2014. Canadian data are given in Canadian dollars. Nova Scotia: $1.19/litre

England: US $8.25/gallon (CDN $2.18/litre)

Newfoundland: $1.21/litre

Ukraine: US $1.34/litre (CDN $1.51/litre)

B.C.: $1.22/litre

China: US $4.73/gallon (CDN $1.24/litre)

Northwest Territories: $1.38/litre

Malaysia: US $2.42/gallon (CDN $0.72/ litre)

Alberta: $1.04/litre

Nigeria: US $2.23/gallon (CDN $0.66/litre)

Manitoba: $1.06/litre South Carolina: US $2.60/gallon (CDN $0.78/litre) California: US $3.12/gallon (CDN $0.92 / litre) Norway: US $9.79/gallon (CDN $2.85/litre)

Libya: €0.18/litre (CDN $0.24/litre) Venezuela: US $0.04/gallon (CDN $0.01/ litre) Sources:;; statista; Bloomberg.


It's a fact. Children these days spend far too much time indoors and in front of a screen. We need to put an end to this and find ways for kids to get outside so that they learn to appreciate it, and not to be afraid either. Go for a walk. There are lots of great trails in our own backyard – all ranging in various lengths and difficulty. There is a list of hikes on Valley Family Fun (get moving – hikes).

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Join a nature club. Children aged 5 – 12 are invited to join the Young Naturalists Club (YNC) that meets once a month year-round. YNC promotes the appreciation and conservation of nature while creating opportunities to develop natural history skills and knowledge by interacting with adult naturalists and handson learning experiences. Older children might enjoy attending the Blomidon Naturalists Society meetings (held once a month at the Irving Centre) or joining in on one of their many guided expeditions.

Magical Production Marks Its Ninth Year! Each year for the past eight years local dance school, Cadance Academy has celebrated the holiday season in style by mounting the fulllength ballet production of the Nutcracker and this year is no different – or is it? While the classic story remains the same - the beautiful tale of a girl wishing her Christmas gift of a nutcracker will come to life – the stunning production will showcase seven new pieces including the incredibly beautiful Waltz of the Snowflakes. In the growing movement to “shop and support local”, this classic holiday tradition could not get more local! It consists of 79 local performers ages 5 to adult. In addition to Cadance students and instructors, the performance includes students from other local dance schools, independent and public schools in the county, and local ballroom dancers. Key roles are performed by Geoffrey Ball, a veteran actor appearing in many Centre Stage productions, in the role of

Drosselmeyer; Kara Friesen, a former classical dancer with a Montreal dance company and current performer with Votive Dance in Halifax, dances the role of Sugar Plum Fairy; and Hope Latta, a Cadance Academy student, debuts as Clara. Even behind the scenes is local talent. Technical support is provided by Ken Schwartz of Two Planks and a Passion; professional make up by Phantom F/x Special Effects; the stunning backdrops were designed and created by Holly Carr and most of the costumes were made by local costume designers. Don’t miss this holiday event and the opportunity to support local talent! Performances are at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on December 6th at 7pm and December 7th at 2pm. Tickets are available from the Acadia Box Office, Cadance Academy in New Minas, and Wild Lily in Wolfville. Don’t delay – tickets will sell quickly!


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The native Witch-hazel is in full bloom at the Gardens. It flowers each year as the leaves fall, making it one of our only late autumn blossoms. Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is commonly used in facial cleansers and lotions as it has anti-inflammatory properties. An astringent made from the leaves can be used to treat swellings, bruises, insect stings, and a variety of other skin conditions.

This is an abridged version of an article originally published in The Anthenaeum on Nov. 24, 2014

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As a student, I want to make a few suggestions about how we as the Acadia community should receive the recent criticism from town residents. Most importantly, we should pick up where residents have left off, and continue discussing the student culture that we collectively create. The great things about being a student in Wolfville As a student here, there are a lot of perks in terms of quality of life. Wolfville’s small size is one of the distinctive things about living here and downtown you see many of the same people day after day. Another distinctive thing is how large the university population is compared to the resident population, which means that whatever happens on the university end has major effects on Wolfville life. Many of our professors live in the town or nearby. As well, many of the townspeople are Acadia alumni. It is an amazingly diverse and progressive town. All of this lays many bridges for dialogue between different groups of people. Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Acadia University, Wolfville

Wolfville Glows: Fireworks at Acadia The Associated Alumni of Acadia University (AAAU) will host a fireworks show for alumni, students, and the community at approximately 8pm on November 28 at Raymond Field. The fireworks, along with Santa’s arrival earlier that evening, are part of the town’s ‘Wolfville Glows’ event. All are welcome to join us for free hot chocolate and an enjoyable show, compliments of the AAAU. Cap off the evening with an open skate at the Andrew H. McCain Arena at Acadia, from 8:30pm to 10pm.

Acadia Performing Arts Series Presents Tafelmusik’s Galileo Project on November 29

The small-town university experience is different for each of us, and it changes each year we spend here. Some townspeople are just so welcoming to students and young people, even though we often come and go so quickly. I was talking to a friend of mine, an Acadia alumna who lives on Main Street and she said, “As they pass by my apartment, I often think ‘have fun, be safe, take care of each other.’ I like to imagine that they love being students – I want to imagine that they’re loving the town.” But she wonders if there has been a different, less respectful tone to the drunkenness this year. A few thoughts about the tone of the ongoing discussion Reports of young people gathering and keeping their neighbours up are certainly nothing new. What worries me more is hearing about disrespectful and threatening behaviour towards townspeople who go out and ask for a decent night’s sleep. It seems that the serious issue that was brought to light at the residents’ meeting on October 20th is that some townspeople have been made to feel unsafe on their own streets and in their own homes. Many students have been good about taking the criticism of the student body calmly, but I admit that I felt somewhat attacked, until it was explained to me that things like damage to property and a threat uttered about one family’s children, are a much more real attack than the threat to my sense of pride as a student. I think we ought to be concerned about ideas like “this is Acadialand” because it indicates a very opposing view of the relationship between town and university. Instead it would be good if we evaluate the criticism and use this as a chance to reflect on student culture. An important reason for the student body to take ownership of the issue of disrespectful party culture is that there are harms done to students, as well as putting us at odds with the town. When we realize that there are cross-cutting issues that affect both townspeople and students negatively, I hope that that will give us the impetus to talk more openly about it instead of closing ranks when confronted. The efforts that are ongoing to confront social issues together with townspeople develop points of shared purpose. I was talking to Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall about how we should respond to criticism as a student body, and he had the following suggestion: “The real reason to deal with the issue at a cultural level is that otherwise responsibility can be evaded and passed off as the behaviour of a few bad apples.” It seems that you can address things as behaviours by external means (policing, requirements on landlords, etc.). Addressing them at a cultural level though, is difficult to force from the outside. There is at least something in common between the topics of sexual assault, binge drinking, and disrespectful behaviour. To change them on a social level, we need to change our collective tendency to downplay the prevalence and consequences of these issues. According to many, Acadia is in a period of transition. Dr. Whitehall adds, “a decision has to be made: is Acadia to be organized around academic excellence, or is it to be organized around giving students ‘lifestyle’ experiences? The more it is oriented toward academic excellence, the more meaningful dialogue and new forms of collaboration can emerge. The extracurricular experience-based model leads to an adversarial debate rooted in identity politics (us vs. them). The question is: what is the foundation of our Acadia community?” I am not going to attempt to answer the question, but it will be necessary to consider going forward.

The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30pm at Acadia University’s Festival Theatre, 504 Main Street, Wolfville. Canada’s most active touring orchestra brings to Wolfville its internationally-acclaimed multimedia creation The Galileo Project as part of a pair of tours across North America from Houston to Halifax.

The Galileo Project sees Tafelmusik musicians perform music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Lully, and Handel - from memory - against a stunning backdrop of images of the heavens taken by the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. The Eastern Canada tour was made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Wolfville concert is sponsored by AMG Energy of Greenwich, NS.

So, in short, while these are not “student issues” in the sense of being a problem of students, they are “issues for the students” in that they harm us. When I spoke to Suzanne Gray of the ASU, she agreed that the best way forward is through continuing these conversations, in formal locations like the Town and Gown Committee, in person with others, and in public forums like the town and student newspapers. I would love to hear more from students on this. That conversation is something I can “Stand Up and Cheer” for. By Dan Aurell


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Cheri Killam is happily married Michael11, 2014 November 27 –to December Caplan and the proud mother of Max, Solomon, and Clara. After several university experiences, she made the massive decision to go to law school at age 37. She is an Associate at Nathanson Seaman Watts. When not blogging or lawyering, Cheri reads like a fiend and runs. She also loves all things local! Obviously.

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Charcuterie is one of those words that, for some reason, the English language did not see a need to come up with and so we just stole it from the French. It seems particularly odd when one considers the popularity of charcuterie in our lives. Prepared meat products, charcuterie, has its most famously prevalent poster-child in the form of bacon. But let me tell you, there is bacon and there is bacon. There are also hot dogs and sausages, forms of salami whose name I cannot pronounce, and other items that range from the mild to the put-hair-on-yourchest variety. Peasant's Pantry can hook you up.

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Tattoo Artist: Rachelle Gammon, HFX Tattoo, Tattooee: Kelsey Ritter From the mud grows the lotus. For Kelsey Ritter, the lotus signifies the spiritual growth she began to experience at age 19 - from teenage chaos to more balanced adulthood. Kelsey created the basic design of this lotus tattoo and Rachelle added artistic flourish. When asked what she planned to do after graduating from her Kinesiology degree, the Acadia student replied “make money and travel”. She is also looking into a new form of skin art called “branding” in which the design, or “brand”, is etched and/or burned into the skin rather than inked. Photo Credit: Duane Currie

On the day I decided to sample some goodness from Peasant's Pantry, I happened along at the same time as a guy I dubbed “Customer Paul” (based on him being a customer, and his name being Paul). Customer Paul was enthusing about everything on display at their kiosk located at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. He described his many delightful encounters with the varieties on offer, and many that were not. Listening to him wax poetic about the genius behind the operation (one Joseph), was enough to inspire anyone to load up on products. I think he purchased half of what was on display, but I limited myself to three choices: bacon, hot dogs, and the cumin sausage. Our children, particularly our meat-loving daughter, were thrilled to be getting hot dogs. They're not an item that appears with any regularity in this household. I will admit the hot dogs looked a little weird to me – they're pale and less “firm” looking than what you see in the grocery store. They were perfectly tasty, though, and they did not give me that icky feeling I associate with hot dogs (no doubt due to their lack of preservatives

and other nasty crud that hot dog manufacturers love to pump into their meat tubes). The kids voted with their mouths, and two thumbs up. The bacon was far more nuanced than standard bacon fare. It was far less fatty and far more flavourful than its distant grocery store cousin. It cooked up perfectly crisp and lip-smackingly yummy. Finally, the sausage. Mike was only middle-of-the-road on the flavour when we had it with crackers (I loved it) but where it really shone was in the pasta sauce he made the next day. Don't think fatty, bulbous lumps of gristle, no, these sausages are firm and chewy and absolutely bursting with flavour and, dare I say, verve. They made a homemade sauce transform from good to spectacular. I think there is a lot to be said for patronizing an unusual vendor such as Peasant's Pantry. So often the prepared foods we eat have nothing good in them, and cause lots of harm. Peasant's Pantry is focused on locally sourced products, on excellent recipes, on superior quality, and just straight up deliciousness. Try it yourself – and maybe you'll be lucky enough to overhear Customer Paul rhapsodizing on the many ways Joseph transforms meats into works of edible genius. Peasant's Pantry can be found at the Wolfville Farmers' Market, in New Ross at their shop & deli (4491 Highway #12), and other locations you can learn about at their fabulous website:

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Pamela Matheson - PASSION FOR FASHION! One of the great benefits of being BUSY like me, is that I am everywhere all the time! I am always volunteering to emcee events, take part in fundraisers, appear in shows and I love it because I get to meet so many wonderful people. Pamela Matheson is one of those people. I had heard of Pam through this person and that, but only officially shook her hand and exchanged some words and some nice moments at a fashion show I emceed a few weeks ago. Pam’s passion for fashion was quite inspiring and I want to share her story with you.

open. I saw these jackets up close and worked on the runway at a recent fashion show and they were stunners! The audience was gasping at how each woman wearing their Esme jacket looked confident and full of energy and character.

Pamela Matheson is the designer of “The Esme Original Jacket”. Have you seen these beautiful and unique jackets? They are positively stunning and Pam is the force behind their extraordinary presence. Pam has always loved fashion - the colors, the textures, the designs, the beauty of the fabrics, and the industry of creating pieces of clothing that stand out and make people look and feel good. But Pam found more and more that clothes were becoming homogenized and everything had a same-ness. There seemed to be a lack of originality in the market so she started designing and sewing her own clothes to express herself and her tastes. Instant talent like this inspires me and I wish I had the ability to harness that artistic side of myself and put it to use. But what I lack, Pam certainly excels at and it shows in her Esme Jackets.

Pam says “ All the jackets are produced right here in Nova Scotia by professional seamstresses and I source beautiful fabrics from around the world. I purchase fabrics in limited quantities (I call them ‘limited editions’) so that only a very few are produced in each fabric. The high quality clasps and closures enhance the beauty and fit of each “Esmé Jacket”. Everything about the Esmé Original Jacket quietly screams “quality and individuality”.

Soon after making the change to creating her own clothes, Pam starting haunting fabric stores and the more she looked, the more she found beautiful materials to work with and she was ecstatic. Pam knew she could design a jacket that women like her - women trying to find something “out of the ordinary” - would be interested in. And that’s how it all began… Well, that’s how the ESME portion of Pam’s story began, but there’s much more to this wonderful lady. After a 10-year career in the advertising industry, Pam partnered with her husband in 1997 to establish “Country Real Estate Brokers”, a successful real estate brokerage in Canning. During these business years, she recognized that a key element for success was quality, and with that in mind and a life-long love of fashion, she created “The Esme Original Jacket”. Quality in design and production are the most important aspects to Pam and it stands out in her product. And with both her children grown up, Pam decided it was time to take her passion for fashion to the next level. Through a yearlong process, the jacket’s design was fine-tuned to a level that Pam is now very proud of. The lines of the jacket hug a woman’s body beautifully. It is very flattering. And the signature feature of the jacket is the stand-up collar, a very sexy feature, which can be worn high around the chin or rolled down and worn


Besides creating gorgeous clothing, Pam is an avid painter. She states, “I love the broad, strong strokes I create on canvas. And I love the soft lines of the human body, so most of my paintings are of the people in my life – my friends and my family.” As a writer, I understand that way of creating because I tend to write about those things that are close to me like friends and family and local events. We take from the world around us to create and explore and it’s a therapeutic and beneficial way to live. Husband, Clothes, Art and …. There’s three more loves in Pam’s life: her three silly Airedales Elle, Grace, and Ruby who bring laughter and love and comfort to her household everyday. So how do you get one of these fabulous jackets all to yourself? Well, Pam’s studio is open either by chance or by appointment. She is located at 9846 Main Street in Canning and it’s recommended you call 902-582-3505 to book an appointment to see her, as she’s in demand (especially with the Christmas/ Winter season upon us!) Visit her website at: www.esmejacket. com or her facebook page at www.facebook. com/EsmeOriginalJacket.PamelaMatheson. Pam closed our interview by saying “I am enjoying the creative process of the design that the fabric ‘finds’ and the journey to produce beautiful jackets. It’s all in the ride. And isn’t that what it’s all about!” Yes it is Pam! Enjoy your ride and thanks for letting me tag along for a bit of the journey! Mike Butler

GREENER ADVENTURES Some of our favourite things in life are: friends, good stories, not showering, being outside, and FOOD. Last winter we pulled all of these things together once a month to offer an informal, inspiring, and FREE speaker series called Night of Adventure. Each evening offers a great presentation of a human-powered adventure that a member of our community was a part of. It’s always fun, it’s always incredible, and we typically laugh a lot at the shared fortunes and goofy mishaps that unite all outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you are a rabid outdoorswo/man or an armchair appreciator of the rabid outdoorswo/man, come enjoy some home baked goodies, a great story, and the finest kind of folk. Just keep your eyes on the Grapevine and posters around town for the dates of our next event at Studio Z. To get your taste buds tingling: • December: Dave and Adrien Greene - Biking, Hiking, and Canoeing Across New Brunswick and Maine • January: A for Adventure - Swimming the Northumberland Strait for Camp Brigadoon • February: Alan Warner - Bicycling Across Canada • March: Noé Daniel Pare Julien - Climbing Aconcagua • April: John Colton - Whitewater Rafting Great Northern Rivers

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BOB CHAMBERS CHRISTMAS CARDS Robert (Bob) Chambers (1905 - 1996) was a prolific artist and a brilliant editorial cartoonist who was born in Wolfville. In 1924, he went to New York taking art classes at night and drawing cartoons by day. From 1934 until 1976, when he retired, he was the editorial cartoonist for the Halifax Herald. He became recognised nationally and abroad for poking fun at leading politicians. By 1976 he had won two National newspaper awards, and Honorary Degrees from St Francis Xavier (1965) and Dalhousie (1976). In 1976 he was honored with the Order of Canada. But it was in local Nova Scotian homes, where his daily cartoons raised a chuckle each day, that he had his most loyal following over a career of more than 40 years. Between 1943 and 1962, Bob Chambers was commissioned by the Halifax Herald to draw and paint scenes depicting Nova Scotia landmarks for use as Christmas Cards. In 2010, these works were donated by The Chronicle Herald to the Wolfville Historical Society and are now in the WHS collection. In a joint project of the Wolfville Historical Society and The Dartmouth Heritage Museum, 12 of the 19 images have been chosen for reproduction as Christmas Cards for 2014. The greeting inside is ‘With all Good Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Bright and Happy New Year’. Shown here is one of the cards. The 12 different images are divided into two sets of 6 cards. Each set of six cards is being sold for $15. They are 5.25” x 7.25” and come with envelopes. An information slip is also included with a brief message about the joint project and a biography of Bob Chambers. They will be on sale at St John’s Church at the November 19 meeting, at the Box of Delights in Wolfville, and at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, December 6.

Fezziwig Family Christmas Frolic Halifax actor and playwright Jeremy Webb, who has his own version of A Christmas Carol, has written another unique, funny script. This year, says music director Gus Webb, the cast get to sing beloved Christmas music as well as pop tunes. As it’s the 20th year for this popular family production in all its many formats, many cast members are returning to the Festival Theatre stage. Ray Baltzer and Sherry Bishop are Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig. Nikki Lannan, Tim McFarland, Mike Butler, Spencer Laing, and Alan Slipp, who plays Scrooge, have been in many of the shows. The Fezziwig Family Frolic began in 1995 as a seasonal concert for the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir. A number of choir members are finding the time to be in this year’s show and the choir’s co-founder Ross Thompson is returning to take a role in this year’s panto. An adaptation of Dickens’ classic seasonal story, this script includes Tiny Tim and a variety of ghosts – along with a lesson on the values of the Christmas season. Of course, the plot all works out. There will be lots of music and dancing and laughing - and maybe even an audience singalong. Christmas music is familiar to everyone and we want you to get into the spirit too. The show takes place at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville, Dec. 11-13 at 7pm with a matinee on Dec 13 at 2pm. Tickets are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville and at the door.


The Cultural Agency of Independent Booksellers There is a wonderful sense of satisfaction when you’ve finished a great book, isn’t there? I finished the last pages of Giller prize winning Us Conductors by Sean Michaels not long after I returned home from a talk led by Hilary Drummond, co-owner of The Box of Delights Bookshop. The talk, organized through the Social and Political Thought program at Acadia, was about the cultural agency of independent booksellers and the important role they play in communities. As the organizer of The Word on the Street book and magazine festival for the past two years, I often got asked “isn’t print dead?”, to which I would respond, “how about you ask the 8,000 people that attend the festival each year in Halifax?” Hilary, a Book History and Digital Media Studies graduate, argued that in fact, the print industry is experiencing a renaissance in the face of rapidly changing technologies. “Small, independent businesses such as Gaspereau Press and Deep Hollow Print will hold an important place in the book trade” Hilary stated, referring to the shift from globalized production to regionalized publishing and distribution of books. Hilary described books as cultural vessels. She did not elaborate on this concept, but I have a few of my own interpretations. Finishing a book does not mean it has been consumed. If anything, the first read is the

November 27 – December 11, 2014

"What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookshop. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookshop it knows it isn't fooling a soul." - Neil Gaiman, American Gods

These are just a few examples of the many ways books are more than just text. They are cultural vessels.

beginning of a book’s long journey. I am planning on writing an inscription in Us Conductors, and mailing it to a fellow Canlit junkie in LaHave. I hope that when she is finished, she’ll pass the book on as well. Perhaps she’ll add to the inscription. Perhaps some day someone will find the book at a secondhand bookshop and read the inscriptions. It’s a nice thought. For other books, I have chosen to dog-ear particular pages or underline passages, returning to them later in life when more layers of meaning can be revealed. If a book

is written well, readers can’t be expected to pick up on the many nuances or profundities the first time around. When I was backpacking through Asia, I would start reading books in one country and finish them in another, leaving them in cafés and hostels to be read by the next traveler. It excited me to know that people spanning different cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds likely read the same book, and related to the same universal truths embedded in the pages. Stardrop is brought to you by:

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Hilary reminded us of the inherent benefits of having bookstores in communities that are not bottom-line motivated. Independent bookstores often host readings and feature books written by local authors that reinforce our regional identity. They focus on quality of product rather than quantity of sales. Just as musicians need concert halls, filmmakers need theatres, and visual artists need galleries, authors need a cultural facility that will treat their work the way it deserves – like art. ‘Everyday Citizenship: Common Politics in Wolfville' is a series of community discussions based around local perspectives on culture, the environment, politics, the economy, gender, the community, and everyday living in Wolfville. Organized through the Social and Political Thought graduate program at Acadia, the series will present a diversity of members from the public views using a variety of presentation styles and collective discussions. Stay tuned to upcoming events by joining their facebook page! Genevieve Allen




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Vegan Brownies By Micaela Comeau

(makes 10-12 servings, but reheats beautifully)

Often people think that it can be difficult to find tasty vegan desserts that everyone can enjoy, but there are in fact many fun and creative vegan recipes. These vegan brownies are a great snack to bring to upcoming Christmas potlucks so that your vegan and non-vegan friends can partake in this tasty bit of happiness. not very ripe, place it in a blender to get a Ingredients: smooth paste. It’s best to avoid lumps in this • 2¼ cups of whole wheat flour so that you don’t taste banana in the fudge • 2 cups brown sugar later on. • 2 tsp baking soda • 1 tsp salt Now pour the wet into the dry ingredients • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and mix well. • ½ cup chocolate chips • ½ cup olive oil Pour the batter into a pan which is greased • 1½ cups water (with olive oil) and dusted (with whole wheat • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar flour) and place it in a preheated oven. Bake • ½ cup over-ripe banana mashed well at 170 degrees C for about 15-20 minutes or till the top looks cooked. Now I cooked it till Directions: the tooth pick inserted came out clean but if Combine all the dry ingredients and the you want the brownies to be gooey you can chocolate chips and mix well. Mix all the leave it slightly undercooked. wet ingredients together. If the banana is

NEW OPTICIAN IN WINDSOR After almost 16 years of ownership Rita and Andrew Connolly have sold their optical dispensary - Andrew Connolly Dispensing Optician in Windsor - to another well known optician, David White and his wife Pam of Kentville. “We’re so pleased to have Pam and David taking over the reins. It couldn't be a better fit. David is an independent optician as is Andrew - building a successful practice on customer service and great products.” For years Andrew and David both worked for Bruce Wile of Kentville each eventually purchasing their respective locations. With David’s purchase of the Windsor location the two are now coming back under one owner. Robert Bennett formerly of Vision Care Optometry in Wolfville is serving as the new dispensing optician at the Windsor location. He has had 15 years experience in the industry and is eager to meet and serve both new clients and the faithful. “We’re so happy that our clients and friends will be in such good hands. The outpouring of kindness at the news of our retirement has been humbling. We’re going to miss not only the clients but also being part of a great and supportive business community in a great little town. New adventures lie ahead but we count our time as business owners as some of the best years of our lives. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has made that a reality.”

LO CA L LY R IC S LOT TO By Donna Holmes This week’s Lyric Fragment: Galician green, eucalyptus in the air Birds sing just for me And you my love are everywhere If the way is made by walking Then I’ve made my way to here And here’s the only place there is And that’s so plainly clear And everything shines

Identify the song and songwriter(s) of the lyric fragment below. YOU COULD WIN A FREE CD from the artist! Our most recent winner, Claudia Elssner, correctly guessed last issue’s answer was ‘The Golden Mile’ by Heather Kelday and she won a copy of Heather’s new CD! Don’t know the name of this song or who wrote it? Look for the answer printed somewhere (upside down) in THIS issue of the Grapevine. Email your answers to donna@ by Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at NOON. The winning submission (chosen randomly from all correct answers submitted by deadline) will be contacted by email and listed in our next issue along with the next set of Local Lyrics.

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Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Ron Edmunds Band (27th, 4th, 11th) 12pm-2pm

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Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jam Session (27th, 4th, 11th) 7-11pm

West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Matt & Rob (29th) 3pm, AC/DC & Metallica Tribute (29th) 9pm

Cocoa Pesto (Windsor): Adam Cameron (27th, 4th, 11th) 7pm Dooly’s (New Minas): Karaoke Hosted by Margie Brown Duo (27th, 4th, 11th) 8pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (27th, 4th, 11th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night (27th, 4th, 11th) 9pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Alex and Riley (27th, 4th, 11th) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ C-Bomb (27th, 4th, 11th) 10pm

FRIDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Carl Boutlier (28th, 5th) 12-2pm Kings Arms Pub By Lew Murphy’s (Kentville): Broke With Money (28th), SWIG (5th) 5:30pm The Designer Cafe (Kentville): Caleb Miles (28th), TBA (5th) 6-9pm Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (28th, 5th) 6:30-9:30pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Margie Brown Duo (28th) 8pm, Cody Vokey (5th) 7pm Joe’s Food Emporium (Wolfville): Morgan Davis (28th), Margie Brown Duo (5th) 7-10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): 3 Way Radio (28th), Jon Duggan (5th) 8pm Union Street Café/Wick Pub (Berwick): Open Mic w/Micah O’Connell (28th), 8pm Doolys (New Minas): Open Mic (28th, 5th) 10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): AmbiguA Dash of Sparkle ous (28th) 10pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): DJ Shorty P, $3 (29th, 6th) 9:30pm-1:30am Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Green Dragon (29th, 6th) 10pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ Vanz (29th, 6th) 10pm

SUNDAYS: Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Paddy’s Irish Session (7th) 8pm

MONDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Carl Boutlier (1st, 8th) 12pm-2pm Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Andy & Ariana (1st), w/The Hupman Brothers (8th) 8pm

TUESDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Carl Boutlier (2nd, 9th) 12pm-3pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Trivia Nights, $2 (2nd, 9th) 7pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville) Irish Jam Session (2nd, 9th) 8pm T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Donna Holmes (2nd, 9th) 8-10pm

WEDNESDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Jazz Mannequins (3rd, 10th) 12pm-3pm Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): Jack McDonald (3rd), George Symonds (10th) 5-7pm Troy Restaurant (Wolfville): Ian Brownstein & Friends (3rd, 10th) 6pm

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Babies & Books Drop-in — Wolfville Memorial Library 10–11am. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 / In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres 1–4:30pm. Also Tuesdays 6–9pm. INFO: 542-2656 / Seniors’ Afternoon Out — Wickwire Place, Wolfville 1:30–4:30pm. Social afternoon with peers. Also Tuesdays 1:30–4:30pm. FEE: $5 INFO: Robin, 698-6309 Yoga — White Rock Community Centre, 6:30–7:30pm. FEE: $2 drop in fee INFO: 542-3109 / AVD Clubhouse: Walking Club — Wolfville based, locations vary, 6:30–8pm. Offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kings Branch. FEE: no charge INFO: 670-4103 / Boardgame Night — C@P Lab, Wolfville Public Library, 7pm. Bring your games! Ages 12+ FEE: no charge. INFO: 790-4536 /


AVD Clubhouse: Arts Program — CMHA-Kings, Coldbrook 1–4pm. Offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kings Branch. FEE: no charge, but please pre-register. INFO: 670-4103 / Chase the Ace — Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick 5pm. Chase the Ace drawn at 7:15pm, light supper served 5–7pm TIX: $5 per person, $5 supper INFO: 375-2021 / Fun Night — Legion (downstairs), Kentville, 7pm. Variety of music. 50/50 tickets available. FEE: $2 per person INFO:


Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 8:30am–1pm November 29 Music: Misty Mountain December 6 Music: TBA Theme: Get Un-Scrooged INFO: Windsor Farmers’ Market — Coach House, Waterfront 9am–1pm. June to December. Hot breakfasts, fruits & veggies, & many craft items. INFO: Folk Artist Display — 27 Canaan Ave., Kentville 9am–5pm. Also Sundays. Featuring the work of Dennis Ramsay INFO: 365-5044 Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville 12–1pm Valley Game Night — Gametronics, 9049 Commercial St., New Minas 6pm. Board game/card game group. Yu Gi Oh –Thursdays, 6pm. Friday Night Magic (Magic: The Gathering) – Fridays, 6pm FEE: no charge. INFO:


Family & Community Flea Market — Port Williams, former Stage 2 building. 8am–1pm. INFO: Flea Market — Kentville Legion 8am. Until May 9, 2015. 50/50, kitchen open, everyone welcome. Tables $5 INFO: 678-8935 Social Ballroom Dancing — Community Centre, Port Williams 3–5pm. Practice your existing dance skills and learn new group dances. FEE: $17.50 per membership per semester, or $5 per session drop-in fee per couple. INFO: Alan, 678-0375 / Acadia Improv — Student Union Building (basement), Acadia 7pm. All welcome, have a laugh! INFO:


Painting Morning — Recreation Centre, Wolfville 9:30am–12pm. W/Evangeline Artist Cooperative. Bring your own projects to work on & be inspired by like-minded artists. FEE: $2, drop-in INFO: Susan, 542-4448 Fitness Classes — White Rock Community Centre, 10:30–11:30am. Also Tuesdays. FEE: $2 drop in fee INFO: 542-3109 / Fiber Ops — Hantsport Library, Every second Monday, 3–4:30pm, Until Spring (next: Nov. 17). Chat & Knit, Stitch, Hook or Weave. Bring your project & join this friendly group. All levels of experience welcome! Light refreshments served. INFO: Windsor Game Night — Library, Windsor 6pm. Board game group. New players welcome! FEE: no charge INFO: Toastmasters — 2nd Floor, Irving Centre, Acadia 6:30–8pm. Communicative skills to enhance peaceful and effective dialogue. INFO: Judy, 681-4643 / Darts (mixed league) — White Rock Community Center, 7pm. INFO: Garf Langille, 542-7073 Musical Jam Night — Community Hall, 659 Victoria Rd., Millville 7pm. Bring your instrument or just relax & listen to the sounds. INFO: Insight (Vipassana) Meditation — Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia, downstairs, 7:30–9pm. W/Laura Bourassa. Suitable for beginner and experienced meditators. Instructions, short talk, discussion. FEE: free-will offering. INFO: 365-2409


Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 10–10:30am. Suggested age range: 3–5. INFO: 542-5760 / Friends in Bereavement — Western Kings Mem. Health Centre, Berwick 10am–12pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (next: Nov. 18). VON Adult Day Program Room (main floor). INFO: 681-8239 / Rug Hooking — 57 Eden Row, Greenwich 1–3:30pm. Drop-in rug hooking. FEE: donation. INFO: Kay, 697-2850 Friends in Bereavement — Kentville Baptist Church 2–4pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (next: Nov. 18). Left parking lot entrance, sponsored by Careforce. INFO: 681-8239 / Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus — Bethany Memorial Baptist Church (gym), Aldershot 7pm. We sing four-part harmony. INFO: Learn Irish Music — Paddy’s Pub (upstairs), Kentville 7–8pm. Bring your instrument & learn to play traditional music in a relaxed, convivial setting. FEE: no charge INFO: 697-2148 / Card Party (45’s) — White Rock Community Center, 7:30pm. Until April 21, 2015. INFO: Deanna Schofield, 542-7234 International Folk Dance — Wolfville Curling Club (upstairs), 7:30-10pm. Until June. Traditional circle & line dances from the Balkans & the Middle East. Expert instruction. No previous experience necessary. FEE: $5 regular, $3 students INFO: 690-7897


AVD Clubhouse: Music Jam Session — Louis Millett Community Complex, New Minas 10am–12pm. Offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kings Branch. FEE: no charge INFO: 670-4103 /

Kentville Farmers’ Market — Town Hall Recreation Centre, 350 Main Street, Kentville 10am–2pm. Open year-round. INFO: / Toddler Rhyme Time — Kings County Family Resource Centre, 503A Main St., Kentville 9:30–10:30am. Please register. FEE: no charge. INFO: 678-5760 / Wolfville Breastfeeding Support Group — Multipurpose room (upstairs), EKM Health Centre, Wolfville 10am–12pm. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (next: Dec. 3). INFO: AnnapolisValleyBreastfeedingSupportGroups Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 4–7pm. Featuring Community Market Suppers! December 3 Music: Jack McDonald December 10 Music: George Symonds INFO: Wolfville Community Chorus — 30 Wickwire Ave., Wolfville 5:30–7pm. New members welcome! FEE: $180 yearly membership, no charge for first-time drop-in. INFO: 542-0649 / Valley Youth Project — Louis Millet Community Complex, Rm 128, New Minas 6:30–8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (next: Dec. 3). Social drop-in for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, 25 years & under. Conversation, snacks, activities, & good company. INFO: / New Horizons Band — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7pm. Fun, informal community band under the direction of Brian Johnston. INFO: Donna, 542-7557 /

LIVE THEATRE Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Nov. 28,29, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 8pm. Dec. 7, 2pm matinee • In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first, wrapping their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs. Sure to get you in the festive mood! See poster page 11. TIX: $15 regular, $12 student/senior INFO/RSVP: 678-8040 /

November 27 – December 11, 2014

Code Green: Species at Risk — Horton High School, Greenwich Dec. 1, 6–7pm • An interactive theatre piece created by Mermaid Theatre aimed at enhancing awareness of species at risk in Nova Scotia. Using puppetry, video, music, & sound, the show introduces students to several species at risk in the Province. TIX: no charge with food bank donation INFO: 798-5841 / Indoor Ghost Show — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville Dec. 5, 8–10pm • A creatively spooky way to get a history lesson of a truly unique part of the world. A compilation show consisting of ghosts from the various ghost walks. See ad page 7. TIX: $15 adults, $10 student (+ $2.50 Ticketpro fees) @, Box of Delights (Wolfville), Home Hardware (Windsor), Wilson’s Pharmasave (Kentville & Berwick) INFO: 692-8546 / The Nutcracker — Festival Theatre, Wolfville Dec. 6, 7pm, Dec. 7, 2pm • Cadance Academy’s ninth annual production of The Nutcracker, a magical performance of the much-loved ballet classic and traditional Christmas favourite. TIX: $20 adults, $15 seniors/students/children @ Acadia Box Office (Wolfville), Cadance Academy (New Minas), Wild Lily (Wolfville) INFO: 679-3616 / Fezziwig: Scrooge - Back to the Future — Festival Theatre, Wolfville Dec. 11, 12, 13, 7pm, Dec. 13, 2pm • This year’s Fezziwig Society production is a reworked adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Things go slightly awry when Scrooge realizes he regrets the choice he made as a young man to concentrate on money as opposed to love. Can his life be reversed? And if HE changes, what becomes of everyone else? However it all comes out, there will be lots of music, dancing & laughing. Playwright: Jeremy Webb. See page 12. TIX: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $40 family (2 adults, 2 students) @ The Box of Delights (Wolfville) & at the door INFO: 542-9788 /

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Judith J. Leidl — Oriel Fine Art, Wolfville • Fine art: floral paintings, scarves, acrylic paintings, prints, ceramics, and Inuit work from Baffin Island. INFO: 670-7422 / Reg Corkum — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville • Largely self-taught artist and photographer. INFO: / 1914: War Comes to Acadia — Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University. Exhibit until Dec. 3. Talks, Dec. 1, 1:30–3pm • In association with exhibits mounted by Public History students in the library, the students will give talks about their research on various topics related to the involvement of Acadia students in the Great War: 1.30-3pm in the Quiet Reading Room of the Library. Everyone Welcome! INFO: Consuming Conflict — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville. Until Dec. 4 • “Consuming Conflict” approaches war through the lens of popular culture, and argues that visual material in media, tourism, & gaming demonstrates how narratives of conflict & war are consistently embedded in historic & contemporary culture. INFO: 585-1373 /

Acadia Print Series: Body (Re)Presented — Acadia University Art Gallery Annex, Wolfville. Until Dec. 4 • This selection will explore the variety of ways in which the body is represented in the work of artist Alex Colville. INFO: 585-1373 / A Feast For Your Eyes — Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville. Until Dec. 7 • In conjunction with the Devour! Food Film Festival, Jack’s Gallery presents a group show of paintings by Will Cooper, Mary Harwell, Lynn Johnson, Susan Knowling, Jean Leung and Colleen Underwood. INFO: Holiday Show of Small Works — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Dec. 23 • There is nothing more original than a gift of original art! Fine Art, Craft, Jewellery & more - all priced $200 or less. INFO: 542-7093 / Apple Bin Art Gallery — Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville • Approximately 100 pieces of affordable original art created by local Valley artists. The art is changed every two months so there is always something new to see. Part proceeds go towards hospital equipment and to help support Annapolis Valley health care programs.


November 27 – December 11, 2014



Cheese Nights — Le Caveau Restaurant, Grand Pre • Also December 11 & 18. Swiss Cheese Fondue & Raclette. Reservations recommended INFO: 542-7177 / 12 Nights of Christmas Lights — Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick 6:30–9:30pm. Also Nov. 28 – Dec. 7 • 10,000 lights will twinkle in this special Christmas Light Show in support of the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre (KRRC) in Waterville. Red carpet family fun photo area, selfie & social media contests. TIX: donation INFO: 538-3103 x802 / Awesome Annapolis Valley Pitch Night! — Studio-Z, Wolfville 7–8pm • 1 GREAT IDEA + 4 minute PITCH = $1000 CASH! Submit your idea today for the chance to be chosen to pitch on Nov. 28, where the winner will walk away with $1000 CASH, no strings attached! Audience members encouraged. TIX: no charge INFO: 300-7335 /

Talk: Scots Bay Tidal Power Project — Fire Hall, Hall's Harbour 7–9pm • W/Dr. Mike J. Dadswell, Acadia University (ret): "Sorry Virgina, There Is No Such Thing as a ‘Fish-Friendly’ Hydroelectric Turbine". The proposed Halcyon tidal power project claims to have "fishfriendly" turbines. (Snow date Sat., Nov 29) TIX: no charge INFO:

Deep Roots Party — Dooly’s, New Minas 7:30pm • Deep Roots party for no particular reason! Free use of the pool tables, cash bar, and we’ll provide the munchies. Everyone and anyone is invited to this social event! Please RSVP. INFO:


Joan Hunter Miracle Healing Seminar — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 9am, 2pm, 7pm. Also Dec. 29, 9am & 7pm • Healing/teachings & demonstration by Joan Hunter, USA, frequently seen on TV. Prayer for those that need healing of body mind & spirit. TIX: donation INFO: 481-9819 / Coffee and Conversation — Library, Berwick 10am–12pm • Join us for coffee/tea, conversation, & a guest speaker. TIX: no charge INFO: 538-4030 / RBC Learn to Play Day — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 2–4pm • Games, activities & more. TIX: no charge INFO: 765-2800 /

Talk: Big Data and History — Beveridge Arts Centre, Wolfville 3:15–5pm • How web archives will challenge, complement and enhance the historical profession. Speaker: Ian Milligan, Waterloo University. Historians are normally accustomed to not having enough information about their topic, the problem shifts to having far too much data. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1777 / BBQ Chicken Dinner — Lions Club, Wolfville 4:30–6:30pm • Dinner, dessert & coffee. Proceeds for Wolfville School renovations. TIX: $13 adult, $7 children under 9. Available from the Wolfville School & students. INFO: 542-6055 / Coffee House for the Dominican Republic — Community Hall, South Berwick 6–8pm • Youth from Kingston/Greenwood/Berwick raise funds to go build a house in the Dominican. Support Servant’s Heart Ministries projects. TIX: donation INFO: 300-0802 /

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony — Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick 6–8pm • Tree Lighting at KMCC, LED light exchange, family gingerbread house contest, story time w/Berwick Library. "12 Lights of Christmas Display" & Hughie McDonnell CD release party TIX: donation INFO: 538-8616 / Wolfville's Night of Lights — Post Office, Wolfville 6:30pm • Caroling, hot chocolate, pictures w/ Santa, light the Christmas Tree! Nonperishable donations for the Food Bank. Exchange two sets of old X-Mas lights for LED set. One exchange per person. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-6282 / CWL Auction — St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Kentville, 7pm (doors open 6pm) • Pre-auction bidding, 12:30–3pm INFO:

Girl Power — Memorial Library, Wolfville 7:30–9:30pm • Hang out, play games, do crafts, write in your GirlPower Journal, & more! TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 / Maritime Concert Series — Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 7:30pm • Maritime music fundraising concert for NS rugby players. Pre-performance dinner & after party options available.

TIX: $25 general, $30 premium @ INFO: 306-1714 / Lions Club Kitchen Party/Dance — Lions Club, Kentville 8pm • Dance, sing, or play a tune & enjoy the party. Munchies, door prizes, 50/50, music by Vintage TIX: $6 single, $10 couple INFO: 679-4899 /

ORO! Orkestra Festive Dance Party — Farmers Market, Wolfville 8pm • Great music, potluck munchies (bring something to share), & lots of dancing! A 10-piece Wolfville band plays the wild & beautiful party music of: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey & the Roma. TIX: $10 regular, $5 students, at the door. Children welcome! INFO:

Dance: Fret Note w/Chuck Porter — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 8pm–12am • Come dance! TIX: $5 INFO: 798-0888 /


Breakfast — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 7:30–10am • Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans. TIX: $6 INFO: 542-5869 Christmas Tea and Sale — Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 8am– 8pm • Sandwiches, sweets, quiches & beverages. Bake & craft tables. TIX: donation INFO: 681-1333 / Emergency First Aid CPR A & AED -—Fire Hall, Berwick 8:30am–4:30pm • Basic first aid skills to sustain life & manage the scene of an injury. Registration required. TIX: $80 INFO: 1-800-565-5056 /

Standard First Aid CPR C & AED — Fire Hall, Berwick 8:30am– 4:30pm • 2-day course (also Nov. 30), learn more first aid skills. Registration required. TIX: $110 INFO: 1-800-565-5056 /

Christmas Fair — Town Hall, Berwick 9am–3pm • Crafts, flea market, ticket auction, bake sale, & Santa Claus parade. TIX: $1 INFO: Julia, 538-7762 / Holiday Craft Show — Louis Millet Complex, New Minas 9am–3pm • Profits to music department at Northeast Kings. 30+ vendors! Come shop from the best of the province. TIX: $2 INFO: 678-6505 /

Canadian Red Cross First Aid — Canadian Red Cross, Kentville 9am– 4pm • Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Recerts welcome. Half-day refresher for certificates not yet expired. Please pre-register. TIX: $90 by phone. INFO: 670-1383 / Ticket Auction — Recreation Centre, Kentville 10am–3pm • The Portal Youth Center holds a ticket auction, draw begins at 1:30pm. Live music, hot drinks, & desserts. TIX: 10 tickets for $1 INFO:

Artisan Sale — Lions Club, Wolfville 10am–4pm • Unique handmade gifts by local artisans. Mulled cider, sweets, food bank donations. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-2787 / Washer Toss — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 11am • Registration 10.30am. Draw for partners. TIX: $10 per player INFO: 678-8935 / Christmas Tea & Sale — Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 11am– 1pm • Craft & bake tables. All welcome! TIX: free will offering INFO: 681-1333 / Christmas Tea & Bake/Craft Sale — Meadowview Community Centre, Kentville 11am–2pm • Proceeds to hall. Tea, lunch, 50/50, wreath draws, goodies, and some crafts. TIX: $5 for lunch INFO: 678-7084 /

Book Signing — Coles, New Minas 12–2pm • Dave & Paulette Whitman sign copies of, Premier Stephen McNeil: A Story of a Nova Scotian Family TIX: no charge INFO: 584-3036 /

Santa Visits Inquisitive! — Inquisitive Toy Company, Wolfville 12–3pm • Santa is coming! Take your own photos & consider making a donation to the Acadia SMILE Program. Santa’s elves will assist with Christmas lists that can be deposited in our magic mailbox. TIX: no charge INFO: 697-3009 / Chocolate & Wine Event — Domaine de Grand Pré, Grand Pré 12–4pm • An afternoon of delicious chocolate & Grand Pré's Sparkling Champlain. Featuring truffles & fine chocolate. TIX: $8 INFO: / Throw Your First Rock! — Glooscap Curling Club, Kentville 2–4pm • Bring a clean pair of shoes & dress in warm layers. Celebrate the power

of sport on RBC Sport Day ( TIX: no charge INFO: 678-4637 /

Hoops For Luke! — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 6:30–8pm • Watch Acadia's varsity athletes from all teams battle it out in a basketball game! Proceeds for the Lift For Luke fundraiser. TIX: $2 INFO: Santa Claus & Witchitaw Concert — Town Hall, Berwick 6:30–9pm • From Grand View Manor to Berwick Town Hall, starting at 6:30pm, followed by an outdoor Witchitaw concert. TIX: no charge, food bank donations accepted INFO: 538-8616 / Victorian Christmas Soiree and House Tour — Private Residence, Windsor 7–9pm • By the Hants Community Hospital Auxiliary. Dinner draws, wine, hors d'oeuvres, & silent auction. Proceeds to HCHA hospital equipment. Please RSVP. TIX: $50 please call INFO: 798-5409 / 790-4016 / Dessert Auction — Horton Community Centre, Hortonville 7–9pm • Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, and more. Dessert donations welcome, drop-off on Nov. 29, 4–6pm. TIX: no admission INFO: 542-6900 /

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7:30pm • ‘The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres’. Explore the fusion of arts, science & culture in the 17th & 18th centuries in this imaginative concert commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Perform to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope & Canadian astronomers. See page 8. TIX: $34 adult, $22 students @ Acadia Box Office, 542-5500 INFO: 585-1282 / Christmas Dance — Community Centre, Port Williams 8pm–12am • DanceTime’s annual Christmas Dinner/Dance. Club DJ Kara, 19+ event. TIX: $15, advance purchase only. INFO: 670-6910 / 698-2806 / Dance: Still Doin’ Time — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9pm–12am • TIX: $ 7 INFO: 678-8935 /

SUNDAY, 30 – Grey Cup Sunday

Benefit Breakfast — War Memorial Community Centre, Windsor 7:30– 10am • Windsor & District Lions Club “Hope for Wildlife”. Proceeds to erect a new barn to help with the many animals cared for by this wonderful life-saving organization. TIX: donation INFO: 798-8143 Healing & Miracle Services — Glad Tidings Worship Center, Windsor 10am & 6:30pm • Healing/Teachings and demonstration by Joan Hunter, USA, frequently seen on TV. Prayer for those that need healing of body mind and spirit. TIX: donation INFO: 481-9819 /

Holiday Food Market — Just Us! Cafe, Grand Pre 11am–3pm • Coffee/tea, fine foods, holiday gifts. In association w/ FarmWorks TIX: no charge INFO: 542-7474 x221 /

Hay and Wagon Rides — United Church Camp, Berwick 1–3pm • Hay & wagon rides, hot chocolate & timbits. Part of Berwick's Santa Claus Celebrations. TIX: $2, $5 for family INFO: 538-8616 /

Forum on Proposed Alton Gas Storage — South Colchester Academy, Brookfield 2pm • Alton Natural Gas Storage LP plans to build three gas storage facilities in underground salt caverns near Alton. 12 kilometres of a dual pipeline will bring water from the Shubenacadie River estuary to the caverns to flush out the salt & bring back the salt brine to be dumped in the river. All are invited to attend this forum. INFO: / facebook: Forum on Proposed Alton Gas Salt Cavern Storage Downton Abbey Tea & Silent Auction — Churchill House, Hantsport 2–5pm • Come dressed in character, enjoy the atmosphere & attitude. Prizes for costumes & ‘Best Fascinator’, trivia contest, proper English tea. Proceeds to the Save Hantsport Public Library campaign. TIX: $35, $120 table of four @ Hantsport Public Library or contact Margot, 684-3255 / INFO: 684-4005 /

Fundy Film screens THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED — Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7pm • An endearing adaptation of the bestseller, this sometimes dark, often colourful comedy of unexpected surprises tells the unlikely tale of Allan Karlsson, a retired dynamite expert who escapes from a nursing home on his 100th birthday to embark on a hilarious journey. See ad p. 13 TIX: $9 INFO: 542-5157 / Candle Light Spiral Ceremony — Farmers Market, Wolfville 4–5pm • A gentle, beautifully spiritual Advent celebration for with seasonal music, candles & the fragrance of fresh balsam fir boughs arranged


November 27 – December 11, 2014

Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to: WarChild Benefit (concert), Friday December 5, 8pm, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Draw date: Monday, November 30 Enter all draws: in a giant spiral on the floor. Please RSVP TIX: $5 donation INFO: 582-3888 / Kings Gospel Choir Christmas Program — Wallbrook United Baptist Church, Melanson 7pm • TIX: no charge INFO: 542-9174 Acadia Advent Service — Convocation Hall, Wolfville 7–8:30pm • TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1203 /



Concert: John Sands — Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 7pm • Reception to follow this wonderful pianist. All welcome! TIX: $10 INFO: 681-1333 / / Non Duality Meet Up — Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 7pm • Nonduality means: not two. There is a unity that underlies all the differences that we perceive in our ordinary conscious experience. Those interested in the exploration of our true, higher self are welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 401-3973 / Ladies Shopping Night — Scotian Gold, Coldbrook 7–9pm • Lots of discounts, a free gift to the first 40 customers. Tastings from St. Famille Wines & Camelina Oil demos from Hillcreek Family Farm. Free gift wrapping. TIX: no charge INFO: 679-6662

1914: War Comes to Acadia — Vaughan Memorial Library, Wolfville 1:30–3pm • Public History students will give presentations in the Quiet Reading Room about their research on the involvement of Acadia students in the Great War. Accompanying exhibit on display until Dec. 3. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1273 / Gloria! Christmas at Acadia 2014 — Convocation Hall, Wolfville 7:30pm • University Chorus joined by special guests the Maritime Brass Quintet & University Organist John Scott. Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" & John Rutter's "Gloria" along with other holiday favourites & carols for all to sing. See ad page 9. TIX: $10, no charge for students with ID INFO: 585-1512 /


Giving Tuesday — Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville 12:01am–11:59pm • Valley Regional Hospital Foundation invites those who value health care in the Annapolis Valley to consider making their year-end donation or in memorial gift this designated day. Proceeds to fetal monitor campaign for Maternal and Child Care. Receipts issued. TIX: donation, online or call INFO: 678-5414 / / Soup Luncheon — Orchard Valley United Church, New Minas 8am– 1:15pm • Ham & split pea or sweet potato soup. Take-outs available (please order by Nov. 28, 4pm). TIX: $8 INFO: Theresa, 681-0366 / / A Positive Pro-Active Perspective: Taking Stock For Non Profits' Future II — County of Kings Municipal Complex, Kentville 9:30am– 3:30pm • Non-profit groups meet to explore how they contribute to the well-being of Nova Scotia, and how they help build the new economy. Participants are asked to submit challenges they face in their respective non-profit and voluntary organizations to be used as subject matter for the open forum discussion with the expectation that the collaboration in the room will yield take-home results and solutions. w/ Helen Abel & Lisa Lowthers (Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre). TIX: no charge INFO: 840-2102 / Municipal Council Meeting — County of Kings Municipal Complex, Kentville 6pm • TIX: no charge INFO: Wolfville & Area Newcomers' Club — Farmers Market, Wolfville 7:30pm • Icebergs from Greenland to Newfoundland - Speaker Ed Soulis. Come out and listen to the adventures of this yachtsman on his trip navigating the icebergs from Greenland to Newfoundland. TIX: no charge INFO: / A Night of Adventure — Just Us!, Studio Z, Wolfville 8pm • A free monthly event where local wilderness enthusiasts share their stories about expeditions & adventure. Dave & Adrien Greene's cycling, hiking, & paddling adventure from Northern New Brunswick to the Coast of Maine...with their dog! TIX: no charge INFO: 698-9364 /


Fundy Film screens ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE — Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme films Enzo Avitabile, renowned Neapolitan saxophonist and singer/songwriter. Demme, a great admirer, shares Avitabile’s music in its fusion of jazz, Neapolitan and world music (especially Arab with Naseer Shamma and Palestinian singer Amal Murkus), but also Naples, with all of its treasures and contradictions, as Avitabile creates amazing music with world collaborators. See ad p. 13 TIX: $9 INFO: 542-5157 /

Acadia Percussion Ensemble — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • Percussion concert featuring the Acadia University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ken Shorley; the 2014 World Rhythm & Drumming class; & special guest Jamie Drake from the TorQ Percussion Quartet. TIX: no charge INFO:

Long Winter Nights, A Group Show — The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn 5pm • Opening reception. Metal sculptures, photography, jewellery, wooden folk art carvings, pottery, pastels, paintings and fibre art. Find the perfect present among a collection of work by 18 local artists. Continues until Jan. 25. TIX: no charge INFO: 757-3377 /


Christmas Craft Expo — Fire Hall, Hantsport 10am–5pm. Also Dec. 6 • Tables still available. TIX: $2 INFO: Kathleen, 684-9898 Holiday Sale Event — Community INC, Kentville 10am–3pm • Many vendors to help you with your holiday gift list. See page 10. TIX: no charge INFO: 679-7469 / WarChild Benefit Concert — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8–10:30pm • Fundraiser for WarChild Canada. Support children whose lives are interrupted by war. Headliners: The Hupman Brothers, along with many more talented musicians who volunteer their talent, time & good will. See pages 2 & 9. TIX: $15 @ Just Us! Cafe (Wolfville) INFO: 542-7924 /


Lions Breakfast — St Andrew's Anglican Church Hall, Hantsport 7–10am • Pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast. TIX: $6 adult, $3 children 6-12 yrs., no charge under 5 yrs. INFO: Breakfast — United Baptist Church, Canning 7:30–10:30am • Pancakes, sausages, beans, eggs, hash browns & tea/coffee. TIX: donation INFO:


Wolfville Historical Society Christmas Cards — Farmers Market, Wolfville 8:30am–12pm • Fund raising sale of reproductions of Cartoonist Robert Chambers Christmas Cards for Wolfville Historical Society. See page 12. TIX: donation INFO: 542-9775 /

Christmas Coffee Party & Bake sale — Orchard Valley United Church, New Minas 10am–8pm • TIX: donation INFO: 681-0366 /

Variety Show, Auction & Dance Fundraiser — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 11am–1am • Fundraiser in support of Baby Gavin. Variety show 11am–7pm, prize draw 7-8pm, dance 9pm–1am. Special appearance from Hal Bruce! TIX: minimum $5 donation INFO: 791-2495 / Ticket Auction — Meadowview Community Centre, Kentville 1pm • Proceeds to Joe Dunbar’s medical expenses. 50/50, grocery box tickets, canteen. Viewing 11am–1pm. Draws at 1pm. TIX: 20 tickets for $1 INFO: 365-2090 Grow With Art Children’s Workshop — NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 1–3pm • W/Sherri Haynes: Glitter Ornaments. Art Works may be rented/ returned at this time. Ages 5 to 14. FEE: $2 per child INFO: 542-0234 / Book Fair — West Hants Historical Society Museum, Windsor 1–5pm • Local authors and/or authors who have written about local people or places will be in attendance. Visit the website ( for the author list, updated weekly. TIX: no charge INFO: 798-4706 / Yuletide Tea — Kings County Museum, Kentville 2–3:30pm • Relive memories of “Christmas on the Homefront” while enjoying a traditional "cream tea" of tea & scones. Exhibit "A Soldiers Story" exploring the lives of young men training at Camp Aldershot before serving in WWI.TIX: $5 donation INFO: 678-6237 / /

Concert: Winter Song — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 3pm & 7pm • The Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs bring their love of singing & sharing to the community. Advance tickets recommended. TIX: $15 adult, $5 students @ Valley Pharmasaves. INFO:

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence — Farmers Market, Wolfville 4–5pm • Please join us at a ceremony to honour the memory of the young women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1289 /

Christmas Market — Downtown, Wolfville 4–7pm • Unique sounds, smells, & sights, activities for all ages and of course an opportunity for some fantastic shopping! Meet Santa. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-6282 / The Nutcracker — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7pm. Also Dec. 7, 2pm • Cadance Academy's ninth annual production of The Nutcracker, a magical performance of the much-loved ballet classic & traditional Christmas favourite. See page 7. TIX: $20 adults, $15 seniors/ students/children @ Acadia Box Office (Wolfville), Cadance Academy (New Minas), Wild Lily (Wolfville) INFO: 679-3616 /

Night Kitchen: Festivus — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • Featuring The Cooper’s Monkeys, & Matt the Music Man. The Grapevine says GO to this! See ad page 5. TIX: $10 regular, $5 students/unwaged @ Just Us! Cafe (Wolfville) INFO: Dance: Rte. 12 — Legion, Kentville 9pm–12am • 19+ TIX: $7 INFO: 678-8935 /


Black River Community Market & Cafe — Black River Hall 11am–3pm • Snack at the cafe and check out our great local vendors. Proceeds going to the Black River Hall. Flea market & local business tables available. TIX: donation, $5/table INFO: 542-0002 / Imagine Kentville Christmas – Shop, Eat, Fun. — Downtown, Kentville 12–4pm (free public skating 4–5pm) • Downtown Kentville Retail Merchants as they celebrate Christmas with an afternoon of shopping, eating & lots of fun. Jazz bands, choral groups, & a story teller. Food vendors, an artist gallery, & Santa! TIX: no charge INFO:

Christmas Craft & Gift Fair — Union Street Cafe, Berwick 1–5pm • Craftspeople selling their wares: hand sewn children's clothing and accessories, letter-press cards and posters, soap and feather dusters, jewellery in wood and silver, scented candles and tarts, art print tiles, herbal body care & more. Lunch, wine, treats, & door prizes! See poster page 10. TIX: no charge INFO: 538-7787 /

Fundy Film screens THE WIND RISES — Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7pm • In Japan, young Jiro dreams of flying and designing airplanes, inspired by Italian designer Caproni. Unable to be a pilot, he joins a major engineering firm in 1927 soon becoming one of the world's most innovative and accomplished designers. Basing his film on a manga and Tatsuo Hori’s short story, master animator, Hayao Miyazaki, writes/ directs this fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Zero fighter (WWII). Miyazaki announced this to be his final feature film. See ad p. 13 TIX: $9 INFO: 902-542-5157 / International Potluck Dinner — PeopleWorx, Coldbrook 4–6pm •Potluck dinner while connecting with old friends & meeting new ones. Activities for children. TIX: no admission, bring a dish of food to share. INFO: 679-7592 / Canning Heritage Centre Museum Open House — Library and Heritage Centre 5–7pm • Revive an old custom, the Lighting of Ships! A beautiful three mast schooner, the Fieldwood replica. TIX: no charge INFO: Celebration Under the Stars — United Baptist Church, Kentville 6:30–7:30pm • Christmas concert for & by people of all ages. Cake to follow, all welcome. TIX: freewill offering INFO: 678-3162 /

Winkie Awards Gala and Fundraiser — Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 6:30–9:30pm • Quick As A Wink Theatre Society’s 5th Biennial Gala and Fundraiser to recognize actors, volunteers and business partners. Special Admission package includes supper at the Spitfire Arms Alehouse (4–6pm). Hosted by Mike Butler & Mark Wainman, doors open at 6pm for silent auction preview. Sneak peek at our 2015 Season Opener: Cinderella. TIX: $10 regular, $45 special w/meal @ Moe's Place Music Sales (Windsor) INFO: 798-5565 /

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The FREE Classifieds


November 27 – December 11, 2014

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CLASSES/LESSONS: Music Lessons: Banjo, ukulele, classical guitar and music theory lessons now being offered in Canning, and at Moe’s Music, Windsor. All ages welcome. FEE: $18 half hour, $36 hour. Inquire about group discounts. INFO: Kim Barlow, 698-9611 / Community Yoga: Wed. & Fri., 12–1pm @ Dance Studio, Downstairs, Old-SUB, Acadia. FEE: $5, no charge for Acadia students INFO: Carole, Taoist Tai Chi™: Tuesdays: Continuing 7–9pm, Beginners 6–8pm. Thursdays: Continuing 12:30–2pm, Beginners 11:30am–1:30pm. FEE: (4 month session) $125 adult, $110 senior/student INFO: Mary Anne, 678-4609 / Zenki-Do, Tai Chi-Chi Kung and Chi Kung-Tao: New evening beginner classes in Wolfville starting week of November 10. Taught by Sensei Yula and Rebecca. INFO/Reg: / 697-2661

WORKSHOPS/RETREATS/ SESSIONS: Natural Wreath Workshop: Nov. 29, 9am–12pm or 1-4pm @ K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville. 2-hour workshop plus guided tour of Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, weather permitting. Learn to make a 12” evergreen wreath from natural materials (Balsam Fir, White Pine, Juniper & cones). Feel free to bring material from your own yard, as well as gloves, pruners, & wire cutters if you have them. Some provided for use. Please register. TIX: $35+HST INFO: 585-1917 / Liquid Potions!: Sunday, November 30, 1-3pm, 77 Bishop Ave., Wolfville. Liqueurs, Elixirs, Tinctures, Flavoured Extracts, Vinegars, & Herbal/Fruit Honey. Make gifts for Solstice & Christmas. W/Herbalist Angie Oriana Jenkins. FEE: $40 INFO/Reg: 680-8839 / / Yurt Building: January 23th-25th OR January 30th-Feb 1st. Includes workshop fee, yurt camping,

gourmet local vegetarian food, and a yurt zine. FEE: $320+HST INFO/Reg: Selene Cole 902 670-4556 / /

DONATE/VOLUNTEER: Donate Used Clothing: Flowercart creates work and training for people. Donate your used clothing to Flowercart and keep your donation and the resulting money local. Drop off location 9412 Commercial St., New Minas. INFO: 681-0120 / Crowd Funding Project: The Ecology Action Centre believes that rural populations need to be better supported in learning about their drinking water, and improving well water to keep families healthy. We will host community workshops and presentations about well water health, a courier service to get residential water samples to urban labs, and follow up workshops to help families understand their water results. Your donation will support grants for low income well owners to have their water tested. INFO: / Looking for Laptops: Do you have an old laptop with some life left in it? Our beginning programming/game creating group is looking for laptop computer donations we can learn on. They don’t have to be new; they just have to work! INFO: Valerie, 679-0681 Bookkeeper Wanted: The Deep Roots Co-operative office is in need of a bookkeeper for approx. 1 hour per week, with more time around festival, and knowledge of computerized bookkeeping systems. INFO: 542-7668 (please leave a message) Volunteer Tutors Needed: Hants Learning Network in Windsor provides free one-on-one tutoring to adults in math, reading, writing & computer basics. Volunteer tutors do not need teaching experience. All you need is 1 hour per week & a desire to help! INFO: Sara McDonell, 792-6754 /

FOR HIRE/PURCHASE/SELL: Pam’s Editing Services: Make your writing look professional! Experienced editor and journalist

Wha's Happening Events Continued from page 17 Concert: Christmas With Friends — Convocation Hall, Wolfville 7pm • Hosted by Rachel MacLean. Special guests include Jimmy Rankin & Ian Sherwood. TIX: $25 @ Acadia Box Office (542-5500), Valley Pharmasave & Save Easy stores, Stirling Fruit Farms (Greenwich) INFO:

Hymn Sing — Stoneyhill United Baptist Church, Lockhartville 7pm • Monthly Hymn Sing featuring The New Next Generation. Free will offering, fellowship to follow. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-2870


Emergency First Aid CPR A & AED — Fire Hall, Berwick 8:30am–4:30pm • Basic first aid skills & other select subjects needed to sustain life & manage the scene of an injury. Registration required. TIX: $80 INFO: 1-800-565-5056 / Standard First Aid CPR A & AED — Fire Hall, Berwick 8:30am-4:30pm. Also Dec. 9 • Two-day course ending on Dec. 9. Standard level first aid is a modular course for those who want to learn more first aid skills. Registration required. TIX: $110 INFO: 1-800-565-5056 /

FarmWorks Public Info Session — Paddy’s & Rosie’s (Brewer’s Hall), Wolfville 6:30pm • Interested in NS food and our future? Learn

can help you with: press releases, manuscripts, ads, reports, school essays, proposals. FEE: $35/hr. INFO: Pam, 306-0570 / Interior/Exterior Painting: Women 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 Acupuncture-Tao TCM: A holistic approach to treating almost any health issue. Diagnosis and treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Provided by Sensei Yula. INFO: Book an appointment: / 697-2661 Zen Kiatsu Treatment: For women of all ages by a women. For overall health and well-being, balance and relaxation. Also treats various health disorders. FEE: Special $120 for 3 sessions. INFO/Appointment: Rebecca Nasr, 697-2661 / Hand-Crafted Urn Boxes: Respectful, wooden, and locally-made. INFO: Farmer Eddie, 542-3387 Massiah’s Cleaning: The best services, prices and quality of work. Stripping, waxing, deep scrubbing, recoating, buffing, tile & grout, cement & degreasing, carpets & general. Throughout the Valley, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even on short notice. Maintenance plans available. INFO: Ryan, 691-3614 Robert (Bob) Chambers Christmas Cards: For sale Dec. 6 @ Wolfville Famers’ Market. Robert (Bob) Chambers (1905–1996), from Wolfville, was commissioned by the Halifax Herald between 1943 and 1962 to draw/paint scenes depicting NS landmarks for use as Christmas Cards. The Wolfville Historical Society & The Dartmouth Heritage Museum have chosen 12 of these for reproduction as Christmas Cards for 2014. The 12 different images are divided into two sets of 6 cards w/envelopes. Also available at Box of Delights (Wolfville). FEE: $15 per set INFO: Charles,

EMPLOYMENT: Grapevine Delivery Team: Paid help with two routes every second Thursday/Friday are needed. Access to a vehicle preferred. INFO: (902) 692-8546 /

how FarmWorks Community Economic Development Investment Fund supports food producers. Shares available, see poster page 9. TIX: no charge to attend, CEDIF shares $100 INFO: 542-3442 /


Careforce Alzheimer Cafe — Kings Riverside Court, Kentville 2–4pm • If you or your loved one is living with Alzheimer's or memory loss, please join us for an informal, uplifting, non-judgmental gathering. Discover helpful information & resources, hear from interesting guest speakers, and connect with others who share your challenges and experiences. TIX: no charge INFO: 365-3155 /


Lecture: Money For Our Missions - Fund Development — County of Kings Municipal Complex (Orchards Room), Kentville 9am–4pm • Session I: Fund Development Foundations. Becoming a Partner with funders; Being strategic. Where Can We Find More Money? Building relationships; Making The Ask. Session II & III in the New Year. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-6141 /

House/Pet Sitter Wanted: Reliable individual w/references wanted for 1 to 2 month period beginning in mid-January, 2015, to live in wood heated, rural south shore NS ocean side home & take care of 14 year old collie dog. Remuneration to be discussed. Own transportation required. INFO:

ACCOMMODATIONS: House Sitting: 30-something professional able to provide house-sitting arrangements, within Wolfville preferred, car-required if beyond. Available anytime, references available. INFO:

GENERAL: Wolfville Lion’s Hall Rental: We do catering for all your needs. Weddings & rehearsal parties, birthdays, retirement events, etc. Wi-Fi available. Kitchen available. FEE: $150 per day or $30 per hour INFO: Carl, 679-7702 / 542-4805 Horton Interact Is In Your Community!: The Horton High Interact Club is active! We’re a group of high school students who work hard on projects benefiting our local and international communities. Partnered with the Mud Creek Rotary Club, we firmly believe in putting service above self. Stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers and events! INFO: Hannah, / Julia, Deep Roots Festival Stories: We’re looking for stories to share! Do you have a particularly memorable moment from one of our festival events to share? We’d love to hear from you! INFO: Library Home Services Program: A volunteer organization based out of the Wolfville branch. Love to read? Can’t get to the Wolfville Library (in the short or long term)? We can help! INFO: Jan, (902) 542-5760 Flea Market & Local Business Tables Available: Black River Community Market & Café Sunday, December 7 and Sunday, December 21, 11am-3pm. FEE: $5/table INFO/Booking: Thomas, 542-0002 /

Blood Donor Clinic — Lions Club, Berwick 2–8pm • Book your appointment to save a life TIX: no charge INFO: 538-9594 / Write for Rights, International Human Rights Day — Farmers Market, Wolfville 4–7pm • Join Amnesty International members signing petitions to governments & sending greeting cards to prisoners of conscience & human rights defenders. TIX: donations for stamps appreciated INFO: Al,

VWBN Dinner — Kings Riverside Court, Kentville 6–8:30pm • The Valley Women's Business Network festive dinner (traditional turkey) and meeting. Elections for 2015–16 executive, recap our year in review, and peek at what’s in store for 2015. RSVP by Dec. 1. Pay at the door (cash please). TIX: $10 VWBN members, $20 guests and non-members INFO:

Fundy Film screens OMAR: — Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • Israeli-born Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad has crafted a dynamic, actionpacked drama about the insoluble moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those in the Occupied Territories. In a tense, gripping thriller of betrayal, suspected and real, Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs the wall to meet his girl. By night, with childhood friends, he is a freedom fighter/terrorist, risking his life to strike Israeli military. Arrested after the death of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. Or does he? So begins a dangerous game. See ad p. 13. TIX: $9 INFO: 542-5157 /


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The Grapevine, November 27 – December 11, 2014  
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