The Grapevine, November 13 – 27, 2014

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Devour! The Food Film Fest (An interview with Michael Howell P.2)

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(The cover of this issue is from the film poster for Food Chains which is screening on Friday, November 14 at the Al Whittle Theatre from 9pm-10:30pm and is one of many Devour! films being shown)

An Interview with Michael Howell

Executive Director – Devour! The Food Film Fest

What makes you most excited about Devour!? The diversity of our programing this year is very exciting for us. Not only do we have 55 new films from around the world – a good number of world & Canadian premieres – but we’ve really reached out to a larger community of people in the digital film and television world. When we were at the Berlin Film Festival looking for films to

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showcase, we had the opportunity to meet Thomas Struck, the Chair of the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema Program. He’s coming to Devour!! He’s going to be the chair of our jury. I couldn’t be more over the moon to think that Devour! has a linkage to the Berlin Film Festival. That’s right. Everyone is talking about Anthony Bourdain coming, but it’s more than just Anthony… Anthony is only here for 24 hours; he was an anchor to get the world’s media to pay attention to what’s going on here in Wolfville. We always heard that it was on his bucket list to be involved in a film festival and ours, being about food, was what we think made it work for him even though it’s only a small window in his schedule. He’s flying here for the festival from Washington, spending a full day, then he’s off to New York and immediately to Madagascar in the same day. While he’s here though, we’re going to show him great cuisine by our great Nova Scotian

and visiting chefs, demonstrate wonderful Nova Scotia hospitality, and he’s being officially inducted into the Province of Nova Scotia’s Order of Good Cheer along with all of our 30 visiting chefs, delegates, writers, & VIPs that are coming from around the world. He’s going to walk away with an ‘I am now an ambassador to Nova Scotia’ certificate. We have him quite busy while he’s here and we really want him to come back sometime in the future so he can spend a full week or shoot his TV show here. Your intention is to continue with this festival, correct? Every part of my being wants to make this become not only an annual event, but something that lasts into perpetuity. My vision has always been to create the Sundance for food films. That is what I want for Wolville and for NS and for Kings County. That we can actually spur development in the film and television and digital media industry here and to become a relevant player be-

cause we’re a very cool niche product. I have every intention to put the next 10 years of my life into it in hopes to come up with a good strategic plan to keep it going forever. Where did the idea come from? Was there a eureka moment? We had 1000 people show up to the first one in 2009 and in 2011, when we did it again, we had 2000. Last year, when we started it as an annual event, we had 4000 and this year we hope to see 8000 tickets sold during Devour! We have every anticipation that it should be something that is important and will attract visitors and appeal to those in the industry who’ll want to shoot film and digital media about food and then premiere it here. There’s a strong industry component to this. Continued on page 16...

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Index About Us p.3 Furry Feature p.3 Random Act of Kindness p.3 The Free Tweets p.4 Mike Uncorked p.5 Crossword p.5 Freewill Horoscopes p.6 Inquisitive Trivia p.6 Tide Chart p.6 Acadia Page p.9 Root Local P12 Recipe p.12 Wolfville Farmers’ Market P.14

Who’s Who p.15 Free Classifieds p.16 Stardrop p.17 Eat to the Beat p.18 Weeklies, Exhibits, Theatre p.19

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t the Remembrance Day services held in Windsor, a young Girl Guide, who had also been selected as one of the students to place a wreath on behalf of her school, became distraught after being unable to make her way to the other chosen students in time to place the wreath. She returned to her Girl Guide troupe sobbing and buried her face in the arms of one of the Guide leaders who tried to console her disappointment. In front of the Girl Guide troupe, various military personnel were lined up ready to place wreaths on behalf of local businesses. When the time came to lay the corporate sponsored wreaths, an army soldier, having been close by to witness the Girl Guide’s disappointment, quietly picked up his designated wreath, turned to the Girl Guide and asked her if she

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would do him the great favour of placing his wreath for him. She quickly stopped her tears, dutifully took the wreath from the soldier’s hands and made her way to the cenotaph amid all the military personnel towering over her and proudly placed the wreath. The beauty and symbolism of this gesture, in sharing the responsibility of paying respect for the fallen by a serving military member with a young girl who also serves her community, is an image I will not soon forget. I wasn’t able to catch up with the soldier after the ceremony to get his name or thank him for his kindness, so I hope he may read about it here and know that his gesture did not go unnoticed and is deeply appreciated.

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Frais Catering will be taking part in Devour! The Grills at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, November 15th from 8:30Am–10am. We live in an agricultural wonderland, we can’t help but being inspired by food! If you’re having a party that you would like have catered, or if you’re just wandering down Main St. looking for a spot for lunch, pop in to the The Wool ‘N Tart! We have a daily selection of: bagels, sweets, and lunch items for eating in or taking out. Frais Catering has been in business for two years.

La Louve Home Interiors — 360 Main St., Wolfville, 697-3021 / • We invite everyone to see ANTHONY BOURDAIN and devour selected items at a discount. Look for the “DEVOUR ME” signs and save on beautiful Items! SoundMarket Recording Studios — 63 Pleasant Street, Wolfville, 542-0895 / • Professional studio & mobile recording service. Record your delicious music in an award winning studio. Devour our wonderful gear this week. Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education — Wolfville, 680-8839 / • Freshly back from the Sonoran Desert, I’m feeling so inspired by the food & herbal magic of the Southwest! I got to meet Chaparral in person, a desert plant I’ve been using in dried form for many years & encountered the Saguaro Cactus, Desert Lavender, Ocotillo, & unexpected surprises such as Olive & Eucalyptus. Expect some desert-themed products in the future including a ‘Desert Magic’ botanical perfume which is already in the works! Inner Sun Yoga — 461 Main St. Unit 4, Wolfville, 542-YOGA / / • When we are mindful of our body we savour our food in a whole different way. Even the most subtle flavors come alive. Harvest Gallery — 462 Main St. Wolfville, 542-7093 / / • Enjoy your ART like your FOOD? We serve it up FRESH, LOCAL & FABULOUS! @NSgallerygal #devourthis #thebestforkinggallery

Suggested Theme: The table is set for Devour! The Food Film Fest. Running in Wolfville from November 12 – 16, the mouth-watering line up boasts over 60 delicious food-related films and events highlighted by the kick-off gala with celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain. How are you and your business getting involved with Devour! this year? Do you have a welcome message for the numerous guests who’ll be arriving? How do you celebrate food in general? IL Dolce Far Niente Espresso Bar — 16 Elm Ave., Wolfville, 542-5307 / facebook: IL Dolce Far Niente Espresso Bar • Enjoy one of the greatest films of all time at our special screening of Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” On Saturday, November 15 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 per person & include Banana Cake with Ganache & Peanut Butter Buttercream icing or Carrot Cake, coffee/tea or latte & popcorn. Reserve tickets now, seating is limited. Careforce — Kentville, 365-3155 / / • Careforce employees love to celebrate food. It’s a staple of every staff event but more importantly we make great efforts to ensure our clients receive nutritious meals. We even have our own Careforce Cookbook Committee!

Stephane Levac & Sarah Morrison Harwood House Bed & Breakfast — 33 Highland Ave., Wolfville, 542-5707 / • FOOD. That’s what Harwood House is all about. Frances and I love to cook, experiment & eat, and we want our guests to really enjoy every breakfast we serve. As to Devour, Congratulations to Michael & Lia for bringing this truly fantastic November event to Wolfville. PIER 101 Home Designs Inc. — 2428 Ridge Road, Hortonville, 791-1963 / / • Why not devour ‘haute cuisine’ in ‘haute couture’ on a petit budget ... buy one piece of No Faux ‘slow fashion’ clothing (leather, silk, cashmere) and get another piece absolutely free. Plus, all accessories are 25% off. Brigadoon Village — 1650 North River Rd., Aylesford, 681-8100 / 422-3387 (Halifax office) / / • Looking for the perfect location to host your next event? Brigadoon Village offers a wide range of flexible & accessible meeting spaces. From our dining hall with its cathedral ceilings & stone fireplace to our lodge meeting areas with rustic wooden beams & open concept space, our facilities make for a treasured experience for your function! Errands by Karen — 790-2626 / • Errands by Karen is a personalized service catering to seniors, shut-ins, & busy people who need a helping hand. Operating from Ellershouse to Grand Pré, Karen can assist you with appointments, groceries, & helping at home. She can also provide blood collection at your home or workplace. Please call or email for more information.

Flowercart — 9412 Commercial Street, New Minas, 681-2349 / / / facebook: Flowercart • We’ve helped people get Safe Food Handling training and work experience in the food industry. We’ve helped food establishments with the costs of hiring, training & retention. If you are an employer looking for staff, contact Lisa today!

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The Old Kings Courthouse Museum (Kings County Museum) — 37 Cornwallis St., Kentville • Open M–F, 9am–4pm until December. Learn the history of Kings County with special focus on the Acadians and New England Planters. The Kings Historical Society and their Genealogy Center is also located in this building. East Meets West Exhibit: This exhibit comprises Japanese items collected by Cynthia Young during the many years that she lived and taught in Japan. No admission charge, and donations gratefully accepted. INFO: 678-6237 / /

Atlantic Lighting Studio — 430 Main St., Wolfville, 542-3431 / • Food is served best with the right lighting. Welcome Devour! Valley Ford (Ernie Robinson) — 898 Park St., Kentville, 678-1330 / • My mouth is watering! To get to Devour! in style, most models come with free: winter tires, rims, & pressure sensors… until Dec 1. You’ll love driving to Devour! Domaine de Grand Pré — 11611 Highway #1 Grand Pré, 542-7177 / 542-1753 (wine shop) / / • Just in time for Christmas, Jurg will be releasing an all new icewine using our newest varietal, Riesling. Available Dec. 1. Also, Chef Jason’s Bacon Jam is back! Available online & in the Wine Shop starting Nov. 26. Last year we sold out in 6 hours, so don’t wait! Devorah Fallows Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine 中国医药 — #221,112 Front St. Wolfville, 300-3017 / • That rumbling in your tummy, your watering mouth, the eager sideways glance... FOOD, glorious food. I love it! As a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine I can teach you about the healing potentials of food &


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Do you know the difference between WANTS and NEEDS? We all use these terms in our everyday life but do we really understand them. Do I really NEED a coffee or do I just WANT one? I know for sure that every day I NEED smiles, hugs and laughter. I know that every day I WANT breakfast, lunch and dinner. But…. well, just read on. Well over a year ago, maybe Summer 2013, I was walking down Central Avenue in Wolfville, just another ordinary day in my life, skipping back from the post office, and on the telephone pole was this very random sign (see photo). Why did I choose to go down Central Avenue instead of Main Street? And in saying that, I am not sure why it wasn’t on Main Street where more people could see it… but there it hung on Central. I don’t know who hung it there or what their motivations were, but for over a year this sign has stuck with me for so many reasons and I’m finally going to share them with you. There is a beautiful person out there who felt it necessary to create this sign and offer up one word - NEEDS - for those struggling with something in his/her life. It’s just a slip of paper with a word printed on it but it was the saying “Take What You Need” that seriously brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my heart. Some people need advice or help but are too shy or scared to ask for it directly, no matter how close our family and friends are to us. This poster gave those in need a chance to take what would make them feel more complete and comforted without having to ask for it. What an incredible gift, eh? In case it’s hard to read, there are twelve words on the poster (three were missing when I got to it): Love, Hope, Forgiveness, Faith, Patience, Freedom, Peace, Strength, and Confidence. For over a year I’ve wondered what the three missing words were, how did those earlier people stumble upon the poster (randomly like me? or guided somehow?), and who specifically needed those words (someone I know? a visitor to Wolfville?). Will I ever know the answers to these questions? Probably not, but my head and my heart have some ease because they obviously needed the word, took it, and I hope it worked for them. What words were missing? What could someone have needed that took precedence over Love, Faith or Peace? I asked around and some of my friends came up with these words: Truth, Balance, Order, Equality, Justice, Structure, Mercy, Inspiration, Wisdom, Understanding, Compassion, and Healing. In case you’re wondering, I did NOT take anything off the poster. That particular day I didn’t need any of those words. I was feeling complete and well and strong. I think I just needed to see that sign and have it on my mind and carry it with me. Today is November 10th, and two things are happening. First, I returned to the gym today after a three-month absence, due to injury, and there are so many words on that sign I could have used during these last three months. I needed confidence, patience, understanding, faith and more, but I did have love and motivation from those around

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3. Trying to explain what the Great Leonid Shower

1. Many people make a __ when they see a falling

Storm actually was to a fearful public, eventually gave

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rise to a better ___ understanding of Meteor Showers

2. The 1934 jazz standard "Stars Fell on ___" was

in general. 9. Falling stars are streaks of light caused by tiny bits of dust and rock called ____ .

me which pulled me through. I am getting better, my mind and body are healthier now, and my needs are being realigned. I wanted to get better, I wanted to be healthy, and I wanted to stop hurting from my injury but those WANTS didn’t matter because I needed strength, love, patience, and confidence before I could get what I truly wanted. Wants and needs… I see the difference now. The second thing happening is that tomorrow (as of this writing) is Remembrance Day, a very special day for all of us. I think this poster came to my mind because I could only imagine being a soldier, heading off to war, and wondering what they would have needed at that time. What words would they have taken? What words would they have given to someone else? When they made it back from war, what words would they have needed then?

about the great Leonid Meteor Storm of 1833. 4. This lesser-known meteor shower is so named because its 'falling stars' look as if they emanate from

11. On rare occasions, Earth will pass through a partic-

the constellation Taurus.

ularly thick clump of comet debris. This can produce a

5. A streak of light seen in a Meteor Shower is often

meteor __. 12. The great ___ Meteor Storm had so many 'falling stars', it was hard to discern that they still all seemed to emanate from the area around the Constellation Leo. 14. The Leonids is a Meteor Shower that happens annually in this autumn month.

called a Falling Star or a __ Star. 6. Meteoroids are made up of bits of dust and rock falling into the Earth's ___ and burning up. 7. Estimates of the 1833 Meteor Storm purported it had over one hundred ___ meteors an hour. 8. Meteor Showers occur when the Earth passes through the trail of debris left by a ___ . 10. Falling stars aren't actually ____ ! 13. The Leonids are so named because they appear to originate in this constellation.

Why the fascination with this sign you ask? Well, you have to admit, it’s a very special idea that someone implemented. I guess the main reason I fell in love and awe with this poster was because someone took the time to step up and potentially improve twelve anonymous lives around them and then, hopefully, those twelve improved people shared some of that improvement with more people until a snowball effect took over. So, if you ARE the person who hung this sign, or if you know the person who hung this sign, or if you are one of the three people who took what you needed, come find me and let’s discuss it. It’s a wonderful puzzle that has been floating in my head and my heart for over a year. What took you down Central Avenue that day? What did you think when you saw this sign? And what did you NEED at the time? And I ask you, my readers…. what would you take if you saw this sign today? What NEED do you need? And if you got it, what would you do with it? Mike Butler Editor’s note: Please feel free to reply to some of Mike’s questions at: Put “Answers for Mike” in the subject line so it gets to where it NEEDS to go in a timely fashion.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): For much of its history, the United States claimed ownership of the ocean within three miles of its coasts. That changed in 1988, when the federal government declared that hereafter it would have sovereignty over the ocean as far as 12 miles from land. With that action, American territory increased dramatically. I invite you to consider a comparable expansion in the coming months, Leo. Seize more space. Seek further privileges. Ask for a bigger piece of everything. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Poland’s most

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Our planet’s

most abundant mineral is called bridgmanite. It’s an amalgam of iron, magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Until recently, no one had actually seen it because it lies so deep underground it can’t be reached by digging tools. Scientists have only known about it from studying how earthquake waves moved through it. That changed in the last few years, when two mineralogists found bridgmanite in an ancient meteorite. They were able to analyze the nuances of this basic mineral for the first time. I predict a comparable development for you, Taurus. In the coming months, you will become more familiar with a core part of you that has always been a mystery. The revelations may occur with the help of an influence that resembles a meteorite.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Some conspiracy theorists are paranoid that aliens or government agencies use radio waves to try to control their minds. They wear tin foil hats to protect themselves from the evil transmissions. But a recent study shows that this protective head gear has an effect that’s opposite to what it’s supposed to. In fact, it actually amplifies the intensity of radio frequencies, making it even more likely that mind-control signals would work their dastardly magic. This problem probably does not apply to you, but I suspect you are suffering from a comparable glitch. An approach you’re pursuing or an attitude you’re cultivating is having an impact contrary to what you imagine. Now is an excellent time to make adjustments. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I can’t remember the last time you’ve had as much artistic freedom as you have now. It’s as if life has given you a slew of wild cards and X-factors to play with. You don’t have to answer to the past as much as you usually do. You are less beholden to the demands of duty and the constraints of karma. Here’s the best perk: You have been authorized by both the higher powers and lower powers of the cosmos to fall in love. With whom? With

renowned ghost hunter is frustrated. Having invested a fortune in spectral detection equipment, Piotr Shalkevitz finds that there are fewer and fewer spooks to investigate as the years go by. I’m not qualified to speak about whether or not the whole world is experiencing a decline in the ghost population. But I’m confident that this is exactly what is happening for you Virgos. Recently, the haunted elements of your life have begun to dissipate. And in the next eight months, I expect that you will be freed from most, maybe all, of the ghosts and pesky demons that attached themselves to you once upon a time.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “To improve is to

change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” Winston Churchill said that, and now I’m passing it along to you -- with one caveat. I don’t expect you to be perfect, and never will. To shoot for perfection is risky. It may set up unrealistic expectations that lead to bad mental hygiene. It tempts you to avoid messy experiences, some of which might be essential to your growth. So I will offer a revised version of Churchill’s maxim for your use: If you want to improve, you must change. If you want to keep improving, you must change often. And the coming months will be prime time for you to keep improving and improving and improving.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Sex is like

pizza,” said comedian Mel Brooks. “Even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.” That’s a generalization, of course. I’m sure you can think of times in your past when mediocre pizza and mediocre sex were just plain mediocre. But work with me on the overarching principle, Scorpio: Some of the finer things in life just can’t be spoiled. They are always at least moderately pleasurable and interesting and lucky — and usually more than just moderately so. According to my reading of the astrological omens, your immediate future will be filled to the brim with these finer things.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Ancient people knew about Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn because all of those planets are visible to the naked eye. From

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the second millennium B.C. until the late 20th century, only three additional planets were found: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. (Pluto was later reclassified as a dwarf planet, however.) Then in 1992, astronomers began to locate planets orbiting other stars. On one spectacular day in February of 2014, NASA announced it had identified 715 new planets. I foresee a similar uptick for you in the next seven months, Sagittarius. Your rate of discoveries is about to zoom.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): When

Evan Lattimer’s 92-year-old father died in 2007, she inherited his large collection of odd relics. It included a cigar smoked by W. C. Fields, Greta Garbo’s driver’s license, Abraham Lincoln’s shaving mirror, a bearskin coat owned by General George Custer, and Napoleon Bonaparte’s penis. Many items turned out to be quite valuable to collectors. One eager bidder offered to buy the famous genitalia for $100,000. I suspect that in the coming months, you will experience events that have some resemblances to this story. For example, the legacy you receive may not be what you expected, but could turn out to be more useful than you imagined.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here’s

your assignment: Get more organized and purposeful about having fun. Think harder about what makes you feel good, and plan more aggressively to bring those feel-good experiences into your life. In offering these prescriptions, I’m not advocating irresponsible hedonism. Not at all. In my view, you will become a better servant of those you care about by boosting your commitment to pleasure. You will carry out your duties with more aplomb and effectiveness. Raising your joy quotient is actually a formula for becoming a better human being.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Appalachian Mountains span 1,500 miles from Newfoundland to Alabama. They are the seventh longest range in the world. And yet they have shrunk over the eons. Their average height is 3,000 feet, but when they were young they were probably twice that high. What happened? There has been constant erosion caused by rivers, glaciers, wind, tree roots, lichens, and oxidation. Rain and condensation have also played a role because when water freezes, it expands, creating a wedging force. I propose that we make what has happened to the Appalachians a symbol of what’s possible for you in the next eight months, Pisces. Through steady, small actions, you can significantly grind down a mountainous obstacle. Homework: What’s the bravest thing you ever did? What will be the next brave thing you do? Testify at


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addictive and obsessive tendencies. They are fundamental to being human. So the challenge is not to eliminate them — that’s not possible — but rather to harness them. If you hope to keep them from dragging you down, you must work hard to channel them into activities that enhance your life. How are you doing on this score, Aries? Are you chronically dependent on drugs, gambling, sugar, or chaotic relationships? Or are you, instead, hooked on the courage you summon when you face your fears and the willpower you invoke as you free yourself from your limitations? Now is an excellent time to upgrade your addictive and obsessive tendencies.

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November 13 – 27, 2014


Median Household Income By Pamela Swanigan

The following Purchasing-Power Parity, or PPP, amounts denote an area’s Median Household Income. PPP is a figure arrived at through a formula that calculates the relative value of different currencies. It denotes a hypothetical “international dollar”. Figures for U.S. states are given in U.S. dollars. Canada: $74,550 (PPP $41,280)

United States: $51,000 (PPP $43,585)

Nova Scotia: $67,900

West Virginia: $40,200

Newfoundland and Labrador: $70,900

Mississippi: $37,100

Ontario: $75,000

Maryland: $71,100

Quebec: $70,500 Saskatchewan: $80,000

Norway PPP: $51,489

British Columbia: $71,650

Germany PPP: $33,333

Alberta: $94,450

China PPP: $6,180

Nunavut: $65,530

Iran PPP: $12,046

Northwest Territories: $106,710

Cambodia PPP: $2,308 Mali PPP: $1,983 Liberia PPP: $781


• Kentville - Thursday, November 20, 8pm (indoor show, CentreStage Theatre) • Wolfville - Friday, December 5, 8pm (indoor show, location TBA) For full schedule & details:

Family-friendly! Adults $15, Students $10

Sources: Statistics Canada; CNN Money; Amanda Noss, “Household Income: 2012,” (U.S.); Trading; Gallup.


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November 13 – 27, 2014

Get Down on your Knees and Pick A commonly asked question out on the vineyard is ‘why do your grapes grow so low?’ The type of vine training and the positioning of your grapes on the trellis depends on your location. Have I mentioned Nova Scotia is cool? Cool climate, yes. This means that we grow the grapes on the lowest trellising, close to the ground, like stockings hung on a low mantelpiece. It’s warmer down there at night, encouraging the grapes to ripen even when the sun goes down. This also allows a large feathery canopy of leaves for photosynthesis, like a great ostrich bottom turned up to the sun with its cracked, spindly trunk-like neck stuck into the ground. So for the fingerpicking grape pickers it means you pluck upon your knees. Or, as some of the whistling old boys do, you sit on a bucket to save your joints from creaking like graveyard gates. Trellising is usually constructed of metal or wooden posts with wire supporting the vines upright. Although there are a cajillion different ways of setting up your trellising, the main objective, like a cruise-ship sun lounger, is always to assist in sunbathing. Beaujolais will often use the ‘Gobelet’ method, attaching the vine to a stake and letting them grow freely; in Germany they will use

the ‘Mosel Arch’, bending the canes into the shape of a heart and giving the appearance of a tree; in Greece they will protect the grapes from harsh winds by growing the fruit inside basket-like vines, cleverly called ‘Basket’ vine training. We use the most common method, VSP (Verticle Shoot Position), meaning the vines grow skywards, and the fruit grow below the canopy. An ideal balanced structure would be 1/4 fruit and 3/4 leaf, leaving enough space for light and air around each bunch. As well as keeping the grapes warm, this method saves time on leaf and shoot thinning, as the grapes aren’t hidden in the shadows of the leaves. That’s why they’re low. Not, as some ray-of-sunshine remarked, because the Lucketts of Luckett Vineyards are notoriously short. No. Being so exposed in a sizzlier climate could risk the grapes getting sunburnt, but there’s not much risk of that here. Have I mentioned it’s a cool climate here? It is, yes. Now we’ve picked the grapes… what happens next? Stay tuned you winos, you. From:

Local Lyrics Lotto ANSWER – ‘The Golden Mile’ by Heather Kelday

Got an AWESOME IDEA? Want to bring it to the Annapolis Valley?

Pitch it on November 27th – 7PM, StudioZ (above the Al Whittle Theatre) in Wolfville for a chance to win $1000 CASH! So what exactly constitutes an AWESOME IDEA? Truthfully... we don't really know. That's partly what makes this Foundation so great. But there is some general criteria that we've come up with to help define it. For us, awesome ideas have all or some combination of the following qualities. They are: 1. Memorable 2. Random/unexpected/out of the norm 3. Positive or will yield positive outcomes 4. Unique or take a unique twist on something common 5. Smile-worthy (the idea makes many people smile) 6. Awesome for more than just you 7. Worthy of the statement "Yes! That's awesome!” How do I submit my AWESOME IDEA? Visit our website and fill out the form. It takes 5 minutes, it’s that easy! So what are you waiting for, help bring more AWESOME to the Annapolis Valley! How much time will I have to pitch my AWESOME IDEA? You have 4 minutes to convince our trustees your idea is most deserving who will gently judge the pitches, followed by four minutes of questioning from the trustees and crowd. This event is open to the entire community and we welcome a crowd to cheer on the pitches and socialize over a night of fun. DEADLINE: November 21 For more Information: Visit our website: Like our Facebook Page: Give us an email:


November 13 – 27, 2014

The Acadia Page

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

Acadia University Faculty Contract Update: (as of November 10, 2014)

Question: Where exactly do things stand with the contract talks and where are you in the process? Response from Stephen Henderson (AUFA spokesperson): We are waiting for conciliation to begin. That is to say, that the sides have not met since late August and will meet again when the provincially-appointed conciliator calls us together. Things may start to move soon.

WHAT’S GROWING AT THE HARRIET IRVING BOTANICAL GARDENS: Forest Biodiversity During campus’ Sustainability Week a dedicated group of Acadia students came out on a rainy Friday to plant trees on our Woodland Trails. Over 150 young Hemlock, Spruce, and Pine trees were planted during the afternoon. The forest behind Acadia is far from a natural piece of Acadian Forest. It contains a variety of invasive species including Glossy Buckthorn and Rosa Multiflora as well as several stands of non-native species. For the last 5 years, Acadia students, local elementary school groups, and Boy Scouts have been busily planting native trees to help restore the forest, one tree at a time. Acadia's Woodland Trails are always open to the public. A map of the trail system can be downloaded from our website's 'General Information' section at If you make it all the way up to the top of the trail, you'll get to meet our resident goldfish who have been happily

What’s Growing Student Planters residing in the old Acadian Well for the past several years. Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Acadia University, Wolfville

ACADIA FIRST CIS MEMBER TO ADOPT KINDUCT PLATFORM Wolfville, NS – Looking for new ways to manage student-athlete training, performance and injury rehabilitation, Acadia University has partnered with Halifax-based Kinduct Technologies to implement Kinduct’s Athlete Management System in its varsity athletics program. Acadia is the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport program to partner with Kinduct, a software firm with a growing list of high-performance clients including several professional sports teams and amateur athletic organizations. Kinduct’s Athlete Management System software will enable Acadia’s coaches, including its strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and trainers, to develop, implement and monitor interactive video-based training programs that are fully customizable for each individual athlete and specific sport. The interactive and user-friendly technology will enable athletes to more effectively guide, manage and track their prescribed training and exercise routines in and out of season, their nutritional habits, their rehabilitation and injury prevention protocols, as well as their overall health and wellness goals. This will lead athletes to excel in their lives inside the classroom and in their chosen sport.




Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9am-12pm Demystifying financial statements: Income Statements and Balance Sheets. Vertical and horizontal analysis and ratios. Cash flow, credit & collections.

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“From a strength and conditioning perspective, this tool will allow us to be able to better monitor our athletes’ performance in order to continually improve the service we provide,” said Elliott Richardson, Acadia’s varsity strength and conditioning coach. “It will allow us to give the athletes another tool to help get the most out of them each and every day and provide support for them when they’re away from campus. From a day to day perspective it will allow the programs we design to be more dynamic and specific to the athlete as well as be able to take into account their individual athlete profile.”

40TH ANNUAL ACADIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT EXPO The 40th annual Acadia Students’ Union Christmas Craft Expo, which has become a Valley Christmas tradition, will be held at the Acadia Arena November 21-23. The Christmas Craft Expo is a long-standing service sponsored by the ASU. This year's event promises to be funfilled, exciting, and bustling with hundreds of gift ideas, just in time for Christmas. “Much planning and preparation has gone into this year’s Expo,” says ASU President, Callie Lathem. “This event provides a great opportunity for students and the community to come together at a very festive time. I am very excited about the Craft Expo and this year’s event promises to be better than ever.” The Craft Expo is a major community event and provides funds which are used to subsidize the scores of services and initiatives provided to Acadia students through their Students’ Union. The Union would like to extend an invitation for all to attend its annual event.

Event Date and Times: Friday, November 21


Saturday, November 22

10am-8pm (2 for 1 admission after 5pm)

Sunday, November 23


For more information, please contact the ASU Craft Expo office at 902-679-7177.

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November 13 – 27, 2014

Review of ChelseA Rooney’s debut novel “Pedal” By Charlotte Rogers There are some realities that, for moral convenience, we try to ignore. Chelsea Rooney’s debut novel, Pedal, involves most of them.

HEATHER KELDAY RELEASES 2nd SOLO ALBUM ‘THE GOLDEN MILE’ On Saturday November 22 2014, Heather Kelday will officiate the release of her 2nd solo album ‘The Golden Mile’ at the Al Whittle Theater in the vibrant community of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Shows will include a 4pm matinee and an 8pm evening concert and will be accompanied by a string of talented musicians that make Nova Scotia their home. After a 10 year successful run fronting bands ‘Barefoot’ and ‘A Band of Owls’, Heather‘s professional solo career includes such benchmarks as her first solo release The Hitchin’ Post in 2009; being a featured artist in the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Deep Roots Music Festival, and Full Circle Festival; and performing live on CBC’s Canada Live, Atlantic Canada’s All the Best, and Atlantic Airwaves. Now Heather focuses her playing locally as she raises her two young boys. Heather Kelday has co-billed with artists such as Annabelle Chvostek, Craig Cardiff, Kim Barlow, Old Man Leudecke, Mike Evin, David Myles, Dave Bidini, Acres and Acres, Ember Swift, and Brooke Miller. She has also enjoyed being able to accompanying and jam with popular musicians Stephen Fearing, Suzie Vinnick, Joel Plasket, Mary Gauthier, The Wailin’ Jennys, Bruce Guthro and Bruce Cockburn to name just a few. Heather Kelday’s 2014 release ‘The Golden Mile’ is now available for purchase or download by visiting For more information and bookings please contact heather@

2014 Business Awards The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce held their 2014 Business Award Night on November 5, 2014. Congratulations to the following AVCC 2014 Business Award winners: Outstanding New Business of the Year Edible Art Café (Greenwich) Outstanding Micro Business of the Year Equilibrium Engineering (Kentville) Outstanding Small Business of the Year Canning Village Meat Market (Canning) Outstanding Large Business of the Year The Destination Experts Outstanding Innovator Business of the Year - Hutchinson's Maples Syrup (Lake Paul) Outstanding Exporter Business of the Year - Randsland Farms (Canning) Lifetime Achievement Award Don Wallace For more information: Judy Rafuse: 678-4634 / executivedirector@ /

Pedal’s narrator, Julia, is a counselling psych student trying to write a thesis on pedophilia. On a cross-Canada bike ride purportedly to find her father, Julia is carried back and forth between her identities as researcher, subject and witness of pedophilia, daughter, friend, and ally of pedophiles. She simultaneously juggles complex family relationships including a mother newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and a sister traumatized by childhood abuse. Julia’s last-minute travel partner, Smirks, is her best friend’s ex, an attractive athlete with a troubled history of his own. The pair’s journey brings them face-to-face with some of the most extreme (and taboo) circumstances of life: from suicide, abuse and drugs, to witchcraft, unplanned pregnancy and abortion. What allows Pedal to navigate this sprawling subject matter successfully is its surrender to incoherence. Rooney doesn’t waste time on transitions because, she adeptly shows, real life doesn’t. In fact, meaning throughout the book is assigned, falteringly, by the char-

acters themselves; Rooney is a mere witness. The seeming absence of an imposed narrative means Pedal carries you lightly through its pages. The novel avoids the usual clichés of a plotline based on a search for identity – those contrived coincidences and indiscreet moral messages. In their place is a simple and penetrating snapshot of the forward and backward, up and down motions of the human experience. That human experience, we learn, is not always subject to the bounds that the law, schools and families insist upon. Especially around issues of sex and consent, Rooney drags us out of our places of hiding behind institutionalized convictions. Categories of “victim”, “survivor”, “rapist” and “abuser” are uprooted. Pedophiles are re-humanized. Child-adult sexual relationships are re-oriented. With each page, the door to thoughtful consideration and conversation is prized open. Pedal’s greatest achievement is not its writing, which is lucid and graceful, nor its characters, knowable yet irreducible. Trumping both is this novel’s creation of a space in which to think freely, naturally, about questions that shame and fear too often suppress.


November 13 – 27, 2014

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Tuesday Night Therapy Tuesday Night Therapy is just what the name says. Five local musicians (Scott Prudence, Ryan Hupman, Scott Hupman, Adam Bazinet, & Chris Robison) thought that making some music would help relieve the pressures and stresses of daily life, and return them to balance. They began to meet on Tuesday nights. The result of their therapy, somewhat unintended, is a new CD by the same name. Filled with steam-releasing original songs, it might be therapy for everyone else as well. The CD release show and dance is Saturday November 22, 2014 at the Gaspereau Community Centre. Tickets $15 available at The Rolled Oat Cafe, 420 Main St. Wolfville.


UPCOMING EVENTS November 14th – Order of Good Cheer, 6pm Tickets available November 21st – The Port's 7th Birthday! Specials & Music with Hal Bruce




Bitter Sweet Boutik is now accepting fall and winter clothing on consignment.


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Cheri Killam is happily married to Michael November 13 – 27, 2014 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.

Caffeine for the Whole Family The Path of Stone Soup family brings Mexican roots to Devour! The Food Film Fest A successful Kickstarter campaign means the family behind The Path of Stone Soup will bring its authentic flare all the way from Oaxaca, Mexico to Wolfville, Nova Scotia for the fourth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest. Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary culinary creations, Wolfville plays host to the world’s largest festival focused on food and film from November 12-16. New Orleans filmmaker, Sarah Borealis will attend the festival, along with Don César Gachupin de Díos and his son, Victor Gachupin de Díos for the Canadian Premiere of the film. “We couldn’t be more excited to have our film selected for screening at Devour! The Food Film Fest,” says Sarah Borealis, visual historian and documentary filmmaker. “This event presents the ideal opportunity for us to include an interactive ‘pop up’ to coincide with the screening of our film.” Borealis had her first taste of stone soup while she was travelling in Mexican state of Oaxaca in 2010. This unique pre-Hispanic dish was lovingly prepared by the Gachupin family at their roadside diner. Traditionally made with organic herbs and freshwater seafood, the soup is cooked to perfection using red hot stones heated on an open fire. It was this experience that prompted Borealis to further investigate the soup’s origins. With the help from Don César Gachupin de Díos, the restaurant’s owner, and his family, the group began planning an audio-visual pilgrimage that would take them back to the roots of their delicious ancestral soup. Directed by Arturo Juárez Aguilar, The Path of Stone Soup is a 24-minute documentary filmed entirely in Oaxaca, Mexico; a region known for its diverse representation of indigenous cultures and dialects. The Gachupin Velasco family is captured on film as they share the ritual of preparing stone soup – a symbolic and deeply-rooted tradition passed down for generations. The Path of Stone Soup has been screened on four continents and in at least eight countries including South Africa, Portugal, India and Dominican Republic. At recent screenings in New Orleans and Mexico City, the filmmakers added a multi-sensory component to the film by organizing small-scale stone soup cooking demonstrations and tastings. The Devour! stone soup pop-up will be an extended version of these tastings, and will serve as a model for extending The Path of Stone Soup to international audiences in many more communities. The journey from Mexico to Canada is long and financially taxing. Filmmakers decided to

use the Kickstarter program to fundraise the $3,500 necessary to allow Borealis and the two members of the Gachupin family to make the trip. The 20-day campaign exceeded their target by $500. Borealis says the stone soup team has been overwhelmed by the level of community support. “Our fundraising project is very community oriented,” says Borealis. “The folk tale of ‘stone soup’ exists in many different cultures globally, and bringing locals and visitors together to share a hot meal is always an integral part of our story.” No matter how much work is necessary to make it to Wolfville, Borealis believes it is a journey worth taking due to the powerful message presented in their film. “Our film is helping to unite local and global communities around such issues as indigenous cultures, culinary traditions and sustainable development,” says Borealis. “These issues are relevant to every member of the human race, and it has been our pleasure to offer valuable examples from the Chinantec community of Oaxaca to help begin, develop and prolong that dialogue.” The Path of Stone Soup is slated to make its Devour! screening on Thursday, November 13, as part of the festival’s Food Ways program. Also screening as part of the program are short films One Minute in Mexico, Smoochie Sauce, Baklava, Rice and Cook It Raw Charleston. Tickets to Food Ways are $12 and are available now through the Devour! website and Ticketpro. For more information on how to help The Path of Stone Soup fundraising initiatives, please visit their Kickstarter page.

ABOUT DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST From November 12-16, Wolfville plays host to the fourth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest festival focused on food and film. Fill your plate with more than 50 films by some of the most acclaimed directors, chefs from around the world paired with Nova Scotia’s top chefs, 15 industry workshops, five dinners inspired by feature films and over a dozen events to whet the appetite of the most enthusiastic cinevore.

What could I possibly say about JustUs! Coffee Roasters Co-op that has not already been said? For many of us, JustUs! introduced us to the very concept of “Fair Trade” in a way that we could actually access on a regular basis. I decided that the best way to talk about JustUs at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market… was to talk about JustUs at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market! Rarely does a visit go by at the Market without me topping off a goody with a delicious coffee from the JustUs! counter, made by the cheerfully grinning Frank. Frank seems to love preparing whatever your heart desires and he is every bit as attentive to my 6 year old with her very specific hot chocolate instructions (mostly milk but very chocolate, please) as he is to the grown-ups who toss out phrases like skinny and half-shot and other fancy coffee terms I don’t pretend to comprehend. Having sampled nearly every kind of coffee, chocolate, and tea sold by JustUs! over the years, I asked Frank what he would choose if he were to try to ascertain the quality of a coffee shop’s offerings. He told me a simple cappuccino was the perfect test: it is the sweet spot of the ideal ratio of steamed milk to espresso. I accepted his suggestion and he was right, it was perfect. Solomon looked askance at the size of my cup because he is convinced larger portion sizes are always preferable. Not so, friend, not so. Frank knows his stuff. Max chose a pumpkin spice latte, but I almost feel bad about telling you this, because the season of pumpkin spice lattes has drawn to a close. See, this year, JustUs! realized that


rather than rely on purchasing the flavouring syrup for said lattes, it would make far more sense for the JustUs! kitchen wizards to concoct their own brew from locally sourced pumpkins. Not being a fan of pumpkin lattes myself, Max tells me it was absolutely scrumptious. Mike concurred, having availed himself of a chai tea with some of the pumpkin spice syrup added (this was a creation devised by him and Frank on the spot). We all agreed, though, that if you’re looking for the most amazingly perfect hot beverage treat, Solomon’s choice is the way to go. I am convinced that JustUs! makes absolutely the best Chai Tea Latte around. It is sweet without being cloying, spicy with just enough zing to make your tongue happy, and smoothly rich. I am trying to resist my favourite word, but dang it all, it IS delicious! Most days, though, if you spot me at the market, I’ll be sipping on a medium roast medium sized coffee because I’m just that kind of gal. And JustUs! coffee is always hot and ready to go at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. JustUs! is available at the market, at many retail outlets, at their own coffee shops, and at the roastery (in Grand Pre). You can also check out their fantastic website at www.

Cheri Killam

Slow Roasted Pork

Jenny Osburn, Union Street Café, 183 Commercial St., Berwick; 902-538-7787

(makes 10-12 servings, but reheats beautifully) Oh, November, so bitterly cold and blustery. If ever there was a time to leave the oven on for the better part of a day, it is now! This dish is made with pork shoulder roast, an inexpensive and incredibly flavourful cut that is best cooked slowly until tender. At the restaurant we've been serving it all autumn with garlicky mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Make sure your roast has a nice cap of fat, and whatever you do, do not trim it off! Ingredients: 1 – 5lb boneless Pork Shoulder Roast (easily obtained from a local butcher but you might want to call ahead!) 6 cloves Garlic ½ bunch Parsley 2 tablespoons fresh Rosemary, or 2 teaspoons dried Rosemary 1 tablespoon fresh Thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried Thyme maybe a little Sage 2 teaspoons Salt ½ teaspoon Black Pepper Directions: Cut the strings if your roast has been tied and place the pork in a roasting pan. On a large cutting board, mince the garlic. Leaving the garlic on the board, finely chop the parsley,

rosemary, thyme and optional sage. Bring the garlic and herbs together in a pile, sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and chop until very fine, almost a paste (you can also do this in the food processor). If you can, stuff some of this mixture inside the roast (sometimes your roast has been rolled and will easily open, or you can cut a large slit through the roast from either end). Rub the remaining mixture all over the pork, making sure the roast ends up with the fat on top. At this point, your roast can wait in the fridge for a day or you can cook it right away. Place it in a 300º oven and roast for 3-4 hours, until internal temperature is at least 185º. Let rest for 30 minutes before carving into thick slices.


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The Landscape of Grand PrĂŠ Society wishes to enter into a contract for administrative support services. This is a sixteen (16) month contract, renewable for a further year. Tasks include, but are not limited to: taking and preparation of minutes for about 20 day-long meetings each year; organizing meetings including catering; managing digital and paper files and materials for editing and translation; and circulation of documents. About sixty (60) hours of work each month is anticipated. Preference will be given to a contractor with the ability to function in both French and English living in close proximity to the Society office. Proposals will be accepted until 12:00 on November 18, 2014. A complete description of the work is available from

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Event Details Sat November 15, 8:30am–1pm Devour! The Grills

Divided into three distinctive time slots, Devour! The Grills has something for foodies of all ages! Kick start your day with a mouth-watering market breakfast prepared by Chef Stephane Levac from Frais Catering. At 10am, join Chef Lauren Marshall and Chef Diandra Phipps from enVie–A Vegan Kitchen for an authentic vegan/vegetarian trip through the market. Our last slot will be sure to fuel you for the rest of your busy, film-filled day, with a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Steven Galvin and the crew from Getaway Farm, Chris De Waal & Ben Andrews. In between, browse the market and enjoy some of the region’s best local offerings. The plates are $5 each.

Market Team Profile:

Jennifer Josey

What is your favourite part of working at the Market? My favourite part would have to be all of the wonderful people, including the volunteers, vendors, and customers too! They all create a very warm and wonderful atmosphere. It provides me with a great escape from the chaos of school. What is the most important thing that the Market achieves from your perspective? In my perspective, the most important thing that

Sat November 22, 9am–10:30am Locavore Tasting Tour

the Market achieves is connecting the people of Wolfville back to their community through local food practices and by providing a great place for people to gather and enjoy each other’s company.

These Farmers’ Market tours are for people who want to live the good life right here in their own back yard. You’ll learn where to get the best seasonal ingredients and get to know who’s who in the local food scene. If you want the real dirt on living large in Wolfville come out and dig in! Each guided tour lasts 1.5hrs, includes a picnic and a cloth shopping bag.

What are some of your other interests and passions?

I would have to say my greatest passion is food. I believe that supporting the local food movement and buying from small farmers and entrepreneurs is one of the most important things a person can do to help their community grow and prosper.

Tue November 25, 6pm–8pm Sushi Rolling Party “Roll Your Own”

What is your role with the Market Team? And, please describe what you do. I volunteer at the Info Booth and help out with special events too! I greet everyone with a welcoming “hello” and a friendly smile, and I am there to help if anyone has any questions.

Fancify your food! Watch cultures collide as you transform local fare into succulent little sushi rolls. Includes professional instruction to introductory veggie rolls, hands-on learning, your own sushi roller, and a delicious meal around a big communal table. Facilitator: Guest Chef Ross Patterson owns The Noodle Guy fresh pasta shop in Port Williams and also dishes up delicious soba noodles at the weekly Farmers’ Market. Before he became a professional pasta maker he used to teach sushi making. He’s an expert at transforming food into tiny tasty morsels.

Vendor Profile Donna Hopper

Sat December 6, 8:30 am–1 pm Get Un*Scrooged

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You will have a chance to win your Christmas wish list while supporting the Wolfville Food Bank. That’s right, ‘Get Un-Scrooged’ is back once again! The cast of Wolfville’s Gravely Ghost Walks will be roaming the Market, selling ballots for $5 (all proceeds go to the Wolfville Area Food Bank). Fill out your ballot by indicating up to 15 participating vendors that you’d like to win gifts from. A ballot will be drawn at 10am on Saturday (December 14th), and the winner will win their entire wish list! You could win “choose useable art for your gifts”, or “old fashioned up to $400 in fantastic Market 10 – 2 butchers block made Wednesdays in a beautiful way”, or “old fashioned butchers block, brand new look”, or gifts while helping out local Rec Centre, 350 Main St. Kentville something like that… families who rely on the Food Bank throughout the year. This holiday season, keep your gift dollars in the community and support local Artisans, Farmers and Food Producers. choose useable art for your gifts


What is your Business? I make big beautiful cutting boards, charcuterie platters, plates, knife holders, garlic smash boards, onion boards and more, all out of Canadian White Ash. I use pieces of wood that flooring companies reject and use as much as possible for my products. What are you most proud of in the product you make or grow for Market? I am absolutely most proud

of my end-grain work. End-grain is difficult to do which is why most woodworkers avoid it like the plague. I work with the natural grains and colours of ash to make my patterns. I mirror image the grains and mix and match for effect, the result... useable art. The beauty of using end-grain cutting boards is that you don’t cut the wood so you don’t see the cut-marks. You also save your knives from dulling. End-grain cutting boards are always the cutting boards of choice for chefs for this very reason.

What inspired you to start your business? My husband is a furniture and cabinet maker and was throwing perfectly good wood out because it wasn’t suitable for whatever project he was working on at the time. I asked him to teach me how to make something out of the left over wood. He taught me how to make simple long-grain cutting boards. I later learned how to make end-grain and worked on my techniques for about a year before I could sell the end-grain products. What do you love best about coming to Market? I absolutely love the interaction I have with the people who walk through the market doors. I enjoy talking about my products and explaining why I’m so passionate about end-grain. I love the reaction I get when I explain that I taught my husband how to make end-grain... :-) and I also just love to gab with anyone who comes my way. tel: 902.864.5705


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Show Me Your Ink

Michelle Rouleau: Clothed for Business


Tattoo Artist: Derek Hill, Oceanic Art Custom Tattooing, Dartmouth; Tattooee: Greg Sampson Greg Sampson got this ink done at Oceanic Art in Dartmouth a few years ago on Canada Day. The tattoo is a memorial to Greg’s friend Joel. Joel was the world’s biggest Red Hot Chili Peppers fan and an Ancient Roman Studies student. The back of Greg’s left shoulder reads “Utinam Cicatricem Vidisses”. The Latin translated into English roughly means “scar tissue that I wish you saw”.

Photo Credit: Hannah Clausen

Black & White Photo Challenge “The B&W challenge seemed to have just come out of the ‘FaceBook-o-sphere’, so to speak. No one seems to know who started it, but it has brought back an art that one can have a lot of fun with, and it shows the image in a completely different way than colour.” – Mark Davidson #1 Photo of Blomidon - Blomidon earlier this summer...This stretch of road always catches my eye, and is different every time I travel out here. #2 Wedding Laughs Among Strangers - This photograph was taken outside Paddy's in Wolfville, after a hike around Blomidon. We were happy to have warm food, and the ambiance was complete when a wedding party joined the Pub to continue their festivities. This captures a moment in time, where one of the Hikers and a groomsman (who do not know each other), share a good laugh while sitting outside. Sometimes a good laugh does the body and the soul good, forming a connection between folks that otherwise would never have been. #3 The Church – The Baptist Church in Wolfville. Bright skies and an amazing array of cloud seems to emanate from the Steeple of this church today. Taken Nov. 10th, 2014 “I was challenged by Chris Sheppard. With the absence of color, working in black and white you rely on contrast and textures.” - Wayne Walker #4 The bridge at Miner’s Marsh in Kentville. #5 The ropes shot at Parkers Cove.

I know very little about fashion. Granted, I always look well put together (bright colors galore!) but I really don’t know what’s new and hip in the fashion world. I feel like I know what DOESN’T look trendy these days (fanny packs, platform shoes, skorts, etc.) or maybe I am incorrect because I just saw a girl walk down the street today sporting high-waisted acid wash jeans and a tie-dyed t-shirt and she seemed pretty confident in her fashion sense. I don’t tend to criticize because I mostly wear hoodies, converse shoes, jeans, and t-shirts suited for a teenager. I’m not sure I fit into the tip top world of looking stylish. But I know this lady does! Last week I emceed the “Kitchen & Couture Fall Fashion Reveal 2014” (Kitchen from Absolutely Fabulous and Fashions from Anatolia) and I can definitely make the statement that Michelle Rouleau, owner of Anatolia, knows all about fashion! She knows the how-to-wear-its, the what-to-wear-its, and the oh-goodness-gracious-stop-wearing-its! She makes me wish I wore ladies fashions all year instead of just for the Fezziwig Show. Ladies, Gents, and Fashion-Conscious: Michelle Rouleau! Michelle lives in Cambridge with her husband, daughter, son, and doggie Marci. She has lived in the Valley since she was four years old. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Vincent and also went to the former Agricultural College in Truro. Michelle is a horticulturalist by trade and worked in that field for many years. Those are the basics, but I know you’re all interested in the fashionable side of this lovely woman. ‘Anatolia: Home and Fashion’ is located at 8881 Commercial Street, in New Minas (the business used to be called ‘The Jelly Cupboard’ and they just can’t shake that name!). Michelle bought the business just 20 months ago and now the space is hers and she loves it. It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 20 years since the previous owner started the business - I remember my teenage days of hitting the Cobblestone Café for a treat while my mother shopped “upstairs”. “It was over a very informal conversation that the idea of my purchasing the business came about!” explains Michelle. “I have always loved decor and fashion, and working here is a dream come true. I really try to bring in items that you can’t get everywhere; I want to be known as the store you can always go to and find something great.” Anatolia carries brands such as Hunters, Toms, Brighton, Thymes, Sophie Conran, Miz Mooz, Fossil, Denby, Hatley, C'est Moi, and many many more! I know first hand that Michelle carries unique items because during my emceeing gig, I could barely pronounce the brand names of the products, let alone understand what some of the fashion items were. Jeggings? Toms? Tunics? It was like a

foreign language but once I understood, it was eye opening to see all these models, with different body types and age ranges, looking positively stunning in the clothes Michelle put them in. She says “I love following trends but am practical too. Everyone needs classic pieces in both decor and fashion. I am also very aware that people have budgets and not everyone can afford what they would like to have so I have things for all budgets, I have lots of really inexpensive items… I also realize that people come in all shapes and sizes and I try to always have a selection for all body types. I believe that providing topnotch customer service is important because you can’t go many places anymore and find friendly courteous and knowledgeable sales staff and that’s so important!” I encourage you all to pop in to Anatolia and see what’s new and exciting in ladies fashions. Michelle can offer advice on how to properly wear her Infinity Scarves, how to select the right Leggings for your body type, and what jewelry and colour schemes best suit you. With the holidays coming up, get a list together for your partner! When Michelle is not dressing the female population of the Valley, she is driving her kids to all their “stuff” or spending fun times with her family. She loves everything about this area and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. “It’s funny (though) because there is this whole movement of people who buy local and support local but I find there is also a lot of people with the mindset that they have to go to the city to get something great when in fact there are so many cool places right here!” I agree Michelle. If you really look, it’s right in front of you! Michelle, like other business owners, wants her business to thrive and she hopes she can continue to bring beautiful and unique products into peoples lives for another 20 years! And of course, she hopes to have more fashion shows and already has a permanently pre-booked emcee to help her! You can visit Michelle at Anatolia in New Minas or find the shop on Facebook where she posts specials, sales, and pictures of all the interesting products she carries. Call 902-681-1499 or email with questions. Tell them MIKE sent you in because he doesn’t know what’s in style… but Michelle does! Mike Butler

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CLASSES/LESSONS: Community Yoga: Wed. & Fri., 12–1pm @ Dance Studio, Downstairs, Old-SUB, Acadia. FEE: $5, no charge for Acadia students INFO: Carole, My Yoga Space: $5 community yoga Wed, Thurs & Fri, 12–1pm. Visit website for full schedule. Mention this add & receive one class of your choice FREE. INFO: / 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 / 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 / Artisan Cheese Making (class #1690): Join Italian cheese-maker Ciro Comencini. Introductory course, basic principles for making cheese at home. Nov 28, 6-9pm; Nov 29, 9am-4pm; Nov 30, 9am-3pm at NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville. See page 7. INFO: 1-866-679-6722 /

WORKSHOPS/RETREATS/ SESSIONS: “Eat & Be Well”: #221, 112 Front St. (above EOS), Wolfville. W/Devorah Fallows R.Ac. Create a Chinese Medicine food plan catered to you & your body’s needs. Practical & super fun. Recipes, practical ideas, info & tips sheets & excitement! FEE: $132 for 2 sessions; group rates available INFO: 300-3017 / / Silk Painting: Nov. 15, 1:30–4:30pm @ the Studio, BAC 130, Acadia. W/Holly Carr. Space is limited. FEE: $60 includes materials INFO/Reg: Judith, / Sleep, Bedtime Routine & Motion Sickness: Nov. 18, 10am–11am @ Cadance Academy, New Minas. A workshop for moms & babies. FEE: $25 INFO/Reg: /

Allergies, Ears, Teeth & Sinus: Nov. 25, 10am–11am @ Cadance Academy, New Minas. A workshop for moms & babies. FEE: $25 INFO/Reg: /

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


Hand-Crafted Urn Boxes: Respectful, wooden, and locally-made. INFO: Farmer Eddie, 542-3387

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 /

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

Volunteer Photo Challenge: Capture your volunteer experience on camera and share it with us to enter a weekly prize draw! Submit on twitter, facebook & instagram. Don’t forget the hashtag! #valleyvolunteers INFO:

Acupuncture-Tao TCM: After nearly 30 years of clinical experience in acupuncture, herbology and shiatsu in Ontario, I came back home to Nova Scotia to serve. If you have any health concerns, call/email me. INFO/Appointment: Sensei Yula, 697-2661 /

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

Acupuncture – Chinese Medicine – Herbal Care: #221, 112 Front St., (above EOS) Devorah Fallows R.Ac. will help you find lasting, overall health by getting to the root of your problem. Specializing in menopause, sexual & reproductive health, emotional balancing & sleep. INFO: 300-3017 / /

Volunteer Tutors Needed: Hants Learning Network, 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: Joshua Eye Consulting: Highly engaged individual with a global perspective & an advanced ability to work in a fast paced environment (organized chaos). Call today for project & logistics support. Excellent communicator, mindful management, supply chain coordination. INFO: 940-7683 / Pam’s Editing Services: Make your writing look professional! Experienced editor and journalist can help you with: press releases, manuscripts, ads, reports, school essays, proposals. FEE: $35/hr. INFO: Pam, 306-0570 /

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 / Land for Sale: NEW PRICE -- $44,900: on a million-dollar 20.49-acre mountainside view overlooking the Annapolis Valley, from Hwy 358 going up to the Look Off. Perc-tested and approved for driveway. INFO: Ernie, 385-1515 / Clothing Consignment: Bitter Sweet Boutik (344 Main St., Wolfville) is now accepting fall & winter clothing on consignment. Reduce carbon footprints. INFO: 670-7763 Christmas Parties & Gift Giving: At Domaine de Grand Pré & Le Caveau we’ll help personalize your parties just the way you want them. We also make personalized gift baskets with any items found in our wine shop. You can even include a signed copy of Chef Jason’s cookbook! INFO: Beatrice (for parties),

Interview with Michael Howell Continued from page 2 ... It’s happening at a time when, traditionally, it’s not be as busy as other months. Was that taken into consideration? When I started this thing I was still a restaurateur around the corner and it was normally pretty empty in November - as were many other businesses - in that post-harvest/ pre-Christmas season. So, it seemed like a really good opportunity to do something that might attract visitation and spending and interest in our area in a traditionally slow time of year. And that’s how we got buy-in from organizations like the NS Tourism Agency, ACOA, and the municipality because we are filling a void. How can the community get involved? We have a great and healthy volunteer group of over 60 people from both the community at large, and students from Acadia and / 542-7177, Cacilia (for baskets), Martock Ski Race Club’s Pre-Owned Equipment Sale: Saturday, Nov., 22, 10am–3pm @ Ski Martock Lodge. Buy/sell used skis, snowboards, & clothing as well as new gear from Cleve’s. Keep 70% of your sold item price. Drop off items for consignment on Friday, Nov., 21, 6-8pm & November 22, 9am-noon. BBQ & ski waxing on site. Cash sales=quicker check out! INFO:

EMPLOYMENT: Administrative Support: The Landscape of Grand Pré Society wishes to enter into a contract for administrative support services. 16-month contract, renewable for a further year. Tasks include: taking & preparation of minutes; organizing meetings; managing digital & paper files and materials for editing & translation; circulation of documents. About 60 hours/month anticipated. French & English a plus. Apply by noon, Nov. 18. INFO:

ACCOMMODATIONS: Room to Rent: 13 Prospect St. Wolfville. Large room on top floor of a funky Victorian home. Close to campus & town. Includes: shared use of kitchen, dining & living rooms, one & a half bathrooms, washer/dryer, Wifi, yard, cat & 2 dogs. Only happy people need apply! FEE: $450 per month INFO: Lisa, 542-2361 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

Kingstec. It would be great if people in the future made food-related stuff like even simple 2-minute films on your phone. We will look at everything if it’s submitted to us. Engaging from a professional or fun aspect is something that could be done. We are trying to bring 1000s of people to town so we hope that the business community will participate by creating a nice and festive atmosphere; visitors coming here need to have a great time too. For the full interview by Jeremy Novak, watch the video posted on The Grapevine Facebook page or the Grape Vine YouTube channel. For more information on Devour! The Food Film Fest, pick up a schedule book in Wolfville or go to:

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centage will increase. 88 per cent of seniors in Canada have difficulty using the everyday health information that is routinely available in health care facilities, grocery stores, retail outlets, through the media, and in their communities. By not giving literacy the attention it deserves in our communities, we make the world a more difficult place for all of us to live and work. When we create product labels that are difficult to read, charts that are hard to understand or forms that are challenging to fill out, we create unnecessary challenges and frustration for countless people of every age, background and education level. When cuts are made to funding for literacy programs, it creates limits to literacy or training programs and reduces our ability to create the skilled workforce to grow our economy. Underfunded community-based adult learning organizations rely heavily on the supports provided by Literacy Nova Scotia such as grants, direct learner support, professional development, and the invaluable provision of information and support for the development and growth of their own organizations. But we can make a difference. When we increase literacy, we create jobs, improve health, reduce crime, build stronger families

and make safer communities. Improving your literacy helps you be a smarter shopper, a safer driver, a better parent and a happier person. When we choose to make literacy a priority in our community, good things happen. No one solution or program or any agency or organization can do this alone. Everyone has a role to play. It’s time to begin a new conversation about literacy, essential skills and lifelong learning opportunities. We encourage you to bring literacy to the forefront of whatever you do. Become a champion of literacy, and share the message that knowledge is power, and that literacy is the door to opportunity. Write to your Member of Parliament, local Senator and MLA and tell them you support literacy and essential skills training. Volunteer with literacy programs in your community. By embedding literacy in everything we do, the quality of every outcome improves dramatically. Literacy Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that works to ensure all Nova Scotians have equal access to quality literacy, essential skills, and lifelong learning opportunities. For more information, visit www. For our local literacy network contact the Valley Community Learning Association

hristmas is in the air and will be here before we know it! There are many annual traditions for the holiday season. One of them is the Nutcracker! If you have never delved into the world of the Nutcracker, then make this the year! 1. Research nutcrackers. Why is it a symbol of Christmas? Where did it originate? What does it mean? Research Tchaikovsky and the inspiration for his suite. Learn about the ballet. This is a great project for older kids! 2. Find a book. Visit the library and sign out the story of the Nutcracker. 3. Listen to the music. Find it at the library or order it on line – but be sure to listen to the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. See if you can tell what is happening in the story based on the music. 4. Watch a movie. There are great renditions including, believe it or not, Barbie and the Nutcracker! 5. Go to a performance. Every year Cadance Academy puts on a ballet performance of the Nutcracker at Festival Theatre. This year's show will be held on Saturday, December 6 at 7pm and Sunday, December 7 at 2pm. Info: info@ or 902-6793616. Keep watching Valley Family Fun for your chance to win tickets to the performance. Bring the nutcracker alive this holiday season! Laura Churchill Duke






November 13 – 27, 2014

LO CA L LY R IC S LOT TO By Donna Holmes

Identify the song and songwriter(s) of the lyric fragment below. You could win a free CD from the artist! Our most recent winner, Debbie Hancock, correctly guessed last issue’s answer was ‘Black River Blues’ by The Hupman Brothers and she won a copy of their Black River Blues CD!

This week’s Lyric Fragment: Honey I think we’ve been traveling down this road too long Well my feet are torn and my heart is worn all these dreams have come and gone Tell me again about this golden mile you’ve roamed One step in, ain’t no place like I’ve ever been, where I could let go

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Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Ron Edmunds Band (13th, 20th, 27th) 12pm-2pm

When I left my soul in the Gaspereau And my heart singing on a mountaintop Hey baby don’t it feel good, mmm to be coming home Don’t know the name of this song or who wrote it? Look for the answer printed somewhere inside this issue of the Grapevine. Email your answers to by Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at NOON. 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 Local Lyrics.

Wolfville Toastmasters Club Suzanne Balcom of Wolfville brings home the International District 45 trophy! Suzanne Balcom went looking for a place to have fun, grow and develop herself into a world class speaker while remaining close to home, family and work. After just one year, she is well on her way. Suzanne joined the Wolfville Toastmasters Club as a charter member in October 2013 and a mere year later, she won the International District 45 Humourous Speech Competition - no small feat. Since the International District 45 fall convention was held in Charlottetown, PEI, several Wolfville club members had the privilege to be in attendance for Suzanne’s speech and her well-deserved win. “Never Look a Wild Animal in the Eye” was the speech title and the story is as wild as the animal the story is about. Suzanne experimented with her humour and brought fresh laughs to each level of competition. Since September, Suzanne competed at the Wolfville Club level; Area 21 interclub level with 4 clubs competing; Division D (1/2 of Nova Scotia) with winners from 5 areas competing; and International District 45 (which includes NS, NB, PEI, MA, NH & VT) with winners from 7 divisions competing. Toastmasters is a non-profit international organization with 300,000 members worldwide and is about people helping people learn to speak and lead. Suzanne would like to share her humour and the learning opportunity that has helped her grow so much over the past year. To this end, she wishes to extend an invitation to students and residents of Wolfville and the surrounding area. Come visit the Wolfville Toastmasters club as a guest for a meeting or two and check it out! The club members will showcase what they do every week to improve their communication and leadership skills in a fun, supportive and encouraging atmosphere. This is an opportunity to avail yourself of the valuable lessons Toastmasters has to offer. Toastmasters helps participants to enrich family, social, and work lives. If you have ever wondered what Toastmasters does, attend a meeting this week. Here is your opportunity to spend an enjoyable evening. Explore the possibilities. Build your career. The Wolfville Toastmasters club meets at the KC Irving Centre, Acadia boardroom (upstairs) Monday nights every week from 6:30 to 8pm. Learn more with a visit to their website at wolfville. or You can also find us on Facebook (Wolfville Toastmasters). Christine Fernie

Deep Roots 2014 – Amazing! What a spectacular Deep Roots weekend we had this year! The weather was fantastic, and the streets were full of new and familiar faces. Our sales for the festival passes were the highest to date, folks were pleased about the diversity of musicians on stage, and the Fresh Beats Parade reported the largest attendance ever! We also raised over $1000 for the Wolfville Food Bank at Sunday’s Rise up Singing Show. We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers who brought their talents, creativity, cooperation, and commitment to having a lot of fun, to the 2014 Deep Roots Music Festival – they were shining! Also, we are pleased to announce that we won Music Nova Scotia “Community Presenter of the Year”! Lisa Hammett Vaughan was also nominated for a Volunteer of the Year Award and the Union Street Café was nominated for Venue of the Year. Woot! For more information about the Deep Roots Music Festival or to see the 2014 pictures, check out our website at or find us on Facebook.

Cocoa Pesto (Windsor): Adam Cameron (13th, 20th, 27th) 7pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Tom Badell (15th), Left Of Center (22nd) 7pm Union Street Cafe (Berwick): Kickin’ Mule Blues Band Live Recording (15th) 8pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jam Session (13th, 20th, 27th) 7-11pm

Kings Arms Pub By Lew Murphy’s (Kentville): Al King Band (15th), Mark Riley & Bernie Zinck (22nd) 8pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (13th, 20th, 27th) 9pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Woodscott (15th), Caleb Miles (22nd) 9pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night (13th, 20th, 27th) 9pm

Library Pub (Wolfville): Celtic Music (15th, 22nd) 2pm-4pm, Dan McFadyen (15th, 22nd) 9pm-12am

Library Pub (Wolfville): Alex and Riley (13th, 20th, 27th) 9pm Anvil (Wolfville): Wild West Country Night, $2 Acadia Equestrian Club (13th), Jungle Fever, $2 Dance Club fundraiser (20th), TBA (27th) 10pm


West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Horns & Halos (15th) 9pm, Lenny & Tony (22nd) 3pm, DJ Lethal Noize (22nd) 10pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): DJ Shorty P, $3 (15th, 22nd) 9:30pm-1:30am Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Green Dragon (15th, 22nd) 10pm

Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Carl Boutlier (14th, 21st) 12-2pm


Kings Arms Pub By Lew Murphy’s (Kentville): Shawn Hebb (14th), Ron Edmunds (21st) 5-8pm

Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Paddy’s Irish Session (16th, 23rd) 8pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams): Order of Good Cheer, tickets available (14th) 6pm, 7th Birthday w/Hal Bruce (21st) 7pm


The Designer Cafe (Kentville): Up Dog (14th), WineHardt (21st) 6-9pm Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (14th, 21st) 6:30-9:30pm Cocoa Pesto (Windsor): Tony Wood (14th, 21st) 7pm Joe’s Food Emporium (Wolfville): Adam Cameron (14th), SWIG (21st) 7-10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Rowdy Dow (14th), The Studebakers (21st) 8pm Union Street Café/Wick Pub (Berwick): Open Mic w/Winehardt (14th), w/Jess Healy (21st) 8pm Dooly’s (New Minas): Open Mic (14th, 21st) 10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Mutts (14th), DJ Billy T (21st) 10pm Anvil (Wolfville): DJ (14th, 21st) 10pm

SATURDAYS: Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): George Symonds (15th), Jack McDonald & Dennis Robinson (22nd) 10am Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): John Tetrault (15th, 22nd) 12pm-2pm

Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Carl Boutlier (17th, 24th) 12pm-2pm Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Dayliner (17th), w/Mike Aube (24th) 8pm

TUESDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Carl Boutlier (18th, 25th) 12pm-3pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Trivia Nights, $2 (18th, 25th) 7pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Jam Session (18th, 25th) 8pm T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Donna Holmes (18th, 25th) 8-10pm

WEDNESDAYS: Edible Art Cafe (New Minas): Jazz Mannequins (19th, 26th) 12pm-3pm, Live Music Open House (26th) 7pm-9pm Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): Liam Potter (19th), Wide Open Spaces (26th) 5-7pm Troy Restaurant (Wolfville): Ian Brownstein & Friends (19th, 26th) 6pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Billy T’s Karaoke (19th, 26th) 9pm


PLEASE NOTE: Event information may change without notice.


Babies & Books Drop-in — Wolfville Memorial Library 10–11am. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 / Brown Bag Lunch — Fountain Learning Commons, Great Hall, Wolfville 12–1pm. November 20 Speaker: Terry Hennigar Topic: Groundwater & Water Supplies November 27 Speaker: Mary Green Topic: Caring Leadership TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1434 / / 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:

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 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


Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 8:30am–1pm November 15 Music: George Symonds Theme: Devour! The Grills November 22 Music: Jack McDonald & Dennis Robinson 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:

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: 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




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

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: Nov. 19). INFO: AnnapolisValleyBreastfeedingSupportGroups Cozy Corner Storytime — Hantsport Library, 10:30–11:30am. Until Nov. 26. Please join us for a fun filled hour of stories, rhymes, games & crafts. For preschool aged children & their caregivers. INFO: 684-4005. Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 4–7pm. Featuring Community Market Suppers! November 19 Music: Liam Potter November 12 Music: Wide Open Spaces 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 / Line Dancing — White Rock Community Center, upstairs 6:30–7:30pm. Until end of Nov. W/facilitator Shirley Johnson. TIX: $2 INFO: 542-3109 / Valley Youth Project — Louis Millet Community Complex, Rm 128, New Minas 6:30–8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (next: Nov. 19). 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 Park Bench Players — Festival Theatre, Wolfville Nov. 14, 7:30–9:30pm • The Park Bench Players is group of Antigonish amateur actors who tell their story of hope, courage and resilience in living with mental illness, through their award winning stage production. This event

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is sponsored by Acadia University’s Department of Community Development, Student Services and the Community Development B-Well Student Conference. TIX: no charge, donations welcomed. RSVP tickets picked up at the Acadia Rink Box Office. INFO: 585-1122 / Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28,29, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 8pm. Nov. 23, Dec. 7, 2pm matinée • 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. See poster page 13. TIX: $15 regular, $12 student/senior INFO/RSVP: 678-8040 / Sunday on the Rocks — Lower Denton Theatre, Acadia, Wolfville Nov. 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 7:30pm, Nov. 23, 2pm • The play spotlights four female roommates, all equally confused as they try to make sense of their lives in a complex world. See poster page 9. TIX: $15 regular, $10 senior/student, $7 groups of 8 or more INFO: / Indoor Ghost Show — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville Nov. 20, 8–9:55pm • A two-hour historical production of Kentville’s intriguing past. A creatively spooky way to get a history lesson of a truly unique part of the world. See ad p7. TIX: $15 adults, $10 student (+Ticketpro fees) @, Box of Delights (Wolfville), Home Hardware (Windsor), Wilson’s Pharmasave (Kentville & Berwick), & before the show INFO: 692-8546 / / Dinner Theatre/Silent Auction — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas Nov. 22, 6–9:30pm • “After Ever After” by Accidental Actors. Turkey Dinner by Fyne’s Designs. Fundraiser for Valley Child Development Association. View auction items on website. See poster page 10. TIX: $35 @ Home Hardware (Windsor, Wolfville, Berwick, Kentville) or call. INFO: 678-6111 / Code Green: Awareness of Species at Risk — War Memorial Community Centre, Windsor Nov. 23, 11am & 1pm • A unique 3D puppetry event for the entire family! An educational puppetry venue on the NS species at risk & our eco will sit amongst the actual performers in the scenic setting chosen for its educational & interactive purpose. TIX: no charge INFO: 306-1711 /


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JReg Corkum — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville • Largely self-taught artist and photographer. INFO: / 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. 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 / “Golden” — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Nov. 15 • A curated collection of recent works by Melissa Townsend. INFO: 542-7093 / “I’m a Lighthouse; It’s Your Call” — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Nov. 16 • Paintings & Hookings by Steven Rhude & Laura Kenney. INFO: 542-7093 /

Holiday Show of Small Works — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Nov. 22 – Dec. 23. INFO: 542-7093 / 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. Speaker Series: Nov. 19, 7pm w/Dr. Jon Saklofske. Playing With War: Unconventional Representations of Conflict in Digital Games 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, a group show of paintings by Will Cooper, Mary Harwell, Lynn Johnson, Susan Knowling, Jean Leung and Colleen Underwood.


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THURSDAY, 13 Devour! The Food Film Fest — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 10am–11pm • Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating cinema, food and wine culture. Nov. 12–16. For a complete listing of their events, pick up a program guide or check them out online. INFO: / Devour!: The World of Burgundy Wines — Studio-Z, Wolfville 4–5:30pm • Some of the best sommeliers from our region will take you on a tasting tour of one of the largest and most distinctive wine-making regions in France. Age 19+ TIX: $30 (discounts available for multiple workshops) @ Box of Delights (Wolfville),, & at door INFO:

Lasagna Dinner — Lions Club, Berwick 4:30–7:30pm • Lasagna dinner (w/caesar salad, roll, dessert & tea/coffee). Takeout available. Proceeds to support the Berwick and District Nursery School. TIX: donation ($5 min. suggested) INFO: 538-9680 /

Zeman Lecture — Vaughan Memorial Library, Wolfville 7pm • Dr. James Stayer, distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Queen’s University joins a panel to discuss the development of Anabaptist studies during his career and comments on its current state. TIX: no charge INFO:

Public Information Meeting — Heritage Hall, Coldbrook 7pm • Proposed development agreement to allow a fertilizer storage facility at 7053 Hwy 1, Coldbrook. TIX: no charge INFO: 690-2450 / AVDA Meeting — Fire Hall, Greenwich 7pm • The Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists will hold their last general meeting of this year. Everyone welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5800 / /

Book Launch: El Jones — The Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville 7pm • El Jones, spoken word activist, teacher, & Poet-Laureate for Halifax will read from her newly published book of poetry, “Live From the Afrikan Resistance!” Also Chelsea Rooney launches her novel “Pedal” at 6pm. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1273 / Horton High School’s Concert — Horton High School, Greenwich 7–9pm • Performances by many ensembles: choirs, jazz bands, the senior concert band, and more. Raffle & bake table, too! TIX: donation INFO: 542-6060 /

Talk: “Community-driven Economic Development” — Fountain Commons, 26 Crowell Dr., Acadia 7:30pm • Jose Orbaiceta has been a leader in the development of cooperatives & the social economy in Argentina. He believes that for our communities to be healthy & sustainable, we should have a balance of public, private & community based economic development. INFO: 691-3523 /


Hospital Auxiliary Fall Sale — Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville 9am–1pm • Bake and jewelry & craft sale in the private dining room (cafeteria area). 20% discount on all items at the Apple Bin Gift shop for this day only. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-0206 /

Kings’ Kikima Grannies Jewellery Sale — Wong International Centre, Wolfville 9am–4pm • Proceeds for Grandmothers in South Africa supporting grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. Donations of jewellery welcomed. TIX: donation INFO: 542-7591 / Devour!: Food for the Camera — Studio-Z, Wolfville 10–11:30am • How to cook, style, shoot & translate w/Matt Armendariz (MattBites) & Adam Pearson. Whether it’s commercial advertisements or editorial assignments, menus, packaging, or cookbooks, explore this highly fascinating area that strives to touch each of the senses: see, hear, taste, touch and smell. TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville),, & at the door INFO:

Fall Craft Expo — War Memorial Community Centre, Windsor 10am–5pm • There will be crafters as well as direct selling businesses. TIX: $2 admission INFO: Kathleen, 684-9898 Devour!: Cooking Demo w/Chef Connie DeSousa — Huggins Science Hall, Wolfville 12–1:30pm • The ultimate sausage-making demo. Calgary’s queen of meat will prepare two types of sausages: Mortadello dogs and Beef Heart Kielbasa. TIX: $30 (discounts available for multiple workshops) @ Box of Delights (Wolfville),, & at door INFO:

Devour!: Traditional Food Writing in the Modern Age — Studio-Z, Wolfville 2–3:30pm • W/Lucy Waverman, Ivy Knight & Melissa Buote. Gone are the days of publications with big budgets & restaurant critics with expense accounts. With the rise of blogging how does one stay relevant, get heard, & get published? TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville),, & at the door INFO:

Mining and Visualizing Social Network Data — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 2:30–4pm • Social Network data analysis has become both an important research topic as well as a tool of modern business. Discuss the characteristics of three major components of social data analysis: the acquisition, clustering and map/reducing, and visualization of data. W/Phil Renaud. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1777 / LEGO Mindstorm Robotics — Library, Berwick 3:30–5pm • Work in a group to build a robot & program it to do some pretty amazing things using a LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kit. TIX: no charge INFO: 538-4030 /

Devour!: Fun with Mixology--Cocktails! — Studio-Z, Wolfville 4–5:30pm • Jeffrey Van Horne & Matt Jones will shake up a fun little lesson in mixology 101. Get your cocktail on, people! And be prepared to sip & learn. Age 19+ TIX: $30 Box of Delights TicketPro outlets, at the door INFO:

Lest We Forget Dinner Theatre — United Baptist Church, Port Williams 6pm • Enjoy a threecourse meal while being entertained through song & remembrances of wartime. TIX: $25 adults, $10 kids 12 & under. INFO: 542-3495 /

Dinner Theater — St. Anthony’s Parish, Berwick 6pm. Also Nov. 15, 21, & 22 • Enjoy a turkey dinner w/all the trimmings. TIX: $25 INFO: Dorothy or Graeme, 538-7407 /

Craft and Bake Sale — Annapolis Valley Health, Kentville 8–1pm • Craft, nearly new jewellery & bake sale. Proceeds for VRH Auxiliary. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-4146


Breakfast — Lions Club, Wolfville 7–10am • Breakfast eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, beans, hash browns, toast, tea, coffee, juice. Proceeds for community projects. TIX: $6 adults, $3 age 10 & under INFO: 542-4508 /

Breakfast — Community Hall, Centreville 7–10:30am • The Good Neighbour Club is having a breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausages, homemade beans, homemade hashbrowns, tea, coffee, juice, toast, etc. TIX: donation INFO: 678-3999

Crafts & Such Christmas Craft Show — Lions Club, Berwick 8am–4pm • Unique Christmas items! All proceeds for the Berwick & District Lions Club. Cake draw. Canteen available. TIX: $1 admission, $10 per table INFO: 300-5398 /

Emergency First Aid CPR A & AED — Fire Hall, Berwick 8:30am–4:30pm • Course of basic first aid skills & other select subjects needed to sustain life & manage the scene of an injury. Please register. TIX: $80 INFO: 1-800-565-5056 /

Standard First Aid CPR C & AED — Fire Hall, Berwick 8:30am–4:30pm. Also Nov. 16 • Two-day course. Standard level first aid is a modular course for those who want to learn more first aid skills. Please register. TIX: $110 INFO: 1-800-565-5056 /

Community Expo — Fire Hall, Hantsport 9:30am– 3pm • Displays from various businesses, independent consultants, & information on our local resources. Door prizes. INFO: 684-9187

Blomidon Prov. Park Walk — Provincial Park, Blomidon 9:45am • Join the Valley Trekkers, member Canadian Volkssport Federation, to walk the trails of Blomidon Provincial Park. Meet at the park’s lower parking lot. There will be a 10 km and 13 km choices, rated 4C & 3B respectively (steep climbs over rocks & rough trails). TIX: no charge INFO: 765-0906

SPCA Santa Claws Vendor Crafters — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 10am–4pm • All Proceeds go to the SPCA. Open to Vendors/ Crafters (please contact). Door Prize. Auction. TIX: $2 INFO: 242-2166 /

Devour!: Films — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 10am–11pm • Films all day, refer to the website for all details & tickets TIX: $12 most films @ Box of Delights (Wolfville),, & at the door INFO: Devour!: How to Generate Tasty Social Media Content — Studio-Z, Wolfville 10–11:30am • How do you make the most of social media AND have time to run your restaurant, food blog or farm? TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), (discounts available for multiple workshops) INFO:

Devour!: Culinary Demo w/Chef Todd Perrin — Huggins Science Hall, Wolfville 12–1:30pm • Chef Todd Perrin demonstrates Cod Boudin

Blanc, a twist on the classic French white sausage. TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), (discounts available for multiple workshops) INFO:

Christmas Miracle Benefit — Cornwallis Inn, Kentville 12–6pm • Door prizes, horse race game, 50/50 draw, canteen, Visit from Santa & more. Entertainers: Country Heat, Alan Butler, Helen Acker, Basil Davidson, Connie Stokes, David Arenburg, Cy Brown & the Guys, Wayne Parker & Carl Bezanson, & more. TIX: donation INFO: 678-1171 /

Christmas Holly Tea — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 2–4pm • Fresh wreaths, home baking, jewelry, books and white elephant table. TIX: donation INFO: 542-5524 /

Devour!: Celebrating Place in Authoring Cookbooks — Studio Z, Wolfville 2–3:30pm • Chef Craig Finn describes the process of creating cookbooks that truly reflect the author, the food & the regional uniqueness. TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), (discounts available for multiple workshops) INFO:

Devour!: Rabbit, Nose-to-Tail w/Chef Mark Gray — Huggins Science Hall, Wolfville 2–3:30pm • Revered Halifax chef, Mark Gray of Brooklyn Warehouse, takes us on a complete rabbit noseto-tail adventure. No part will be wasted. TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), (discounts available for multiple workshops) INFO: Christmas Tea & Sale — United Baptist Church, Wolfville Ridge 2–4pm • Bake table, craft table, touch & buy table. TIX: $5 adults, $2.50 children 5–12 years, no charge under 5 INFO: 542-3419

Devour!: Which Wine with your Cheese — Studio-Z, Wolfville 4–5:30pm • Seasoned sommeliers from Bishop’s Cellar lead a seminar on what wines to have with the ultimate cheese plate. TIX: $30 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), (discounts available for multiple workshops) INFO:

Film: La Dolce Vita — IL Dolce Far Niente Espresso Bar, Wolfville 7pm • Enjoy one of the greatest films of all time at our special screening of Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” Tickets include Banana Cake with Ganache, coffee/tea or latte and popcorn. Please RSVP. TIX: $15 INFO: 542-5307 Abstractapalooza — Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, Wolfville 7–9pm • Acadia graduate students of all disciplines are invited to share their research with other students, faculty, and members of the community at a semi-formal open house. Refreshments & cash bar available. TIX: no charge INFO:

Silent Auction — Kings Arms Pub, Kentville 7pm–12am • Money raised will go to The Silver Gliders figure skating club to buy a jump Harness. Tickets must be bought before the event, and include a buffet of finger food. TIX: $20 @ Cleves (New Minas), or INFO: Darlene, 678-8136

Kickin Mule Blues Band Live Recording — Union Street Cafe, Berwick 9pm–12am • Reservations are suggested. TIX: $10 INFO: 538-7787 /

Dance: Still Doin Time — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9pm–12am • 19 and over, bar & kitchen TIX: $ 7 INFO:


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Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to: Swingology (concert), Saturday November 22, 7pm, Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor. Draw date: Monday, November 17 Enter all draws:


Peter Stoffer at Federal NDP AGM — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 12–3pm • The Kings Hants NDP invites you to a lunch of Chili at noon. Peter Stoffer will be our guest speaker. The meeting will start at 1pm TIX: donation INFO: 542-5869 /

Concert: Kammer–Blasorchester — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 3pm • A chamber music concert featuring instrumental ensembles of the Acadia University Wind Ensemble plus special guests The Scotia Brass. Conductor: Mark Hopkins TIX: donation / no charge for students INFO: 300-8244 / ‘Make Mine Country’ with Harold Hunr — Baptist Church, Woodville 7pm • An evening of Gospel Music & sing-a-long. Refreshments to follow. TIX: donation INFO: 681-9838 /

Concert: Sonlight — New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville 7pm • TIX: no charge INFO: 678-2222


Fiber Ops - Chat & Knit, Stitch, Hook or Weave — Library, Hantsport 3–4:30pm • Bring your fiber project & join this friendly group for a relaxing hour or two. All levels of experience welcome! TIX: no charge INFO: 684-4005

Board Gaming — Library, Windsor 6pm. Also Nov. 24 • Board game/card game group. We welcome new players with or without experience. Ages 12+ (younger with a parent. TIX: no charge INFO: 790-4536 /

Fill Our Float — Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor 6:30–9pm • The Windsor Navy League & Sea Cadets are now, until the parade of lights (Nov 28), accepting monetary, non-perishable food items, clean clothing, & new or gently used toys. Drop-offs are also welcome every Monday night at the Windsor Armouries. All proceeds to Matthew 25. TIX: donation INFO: 791-0995

Public Participation Meeting — Horton Community Centre, Grand Pré 7pm • Proposed amendments which remove the 600 foot distance required between new non-farm residential development and existing commercial livestock operations for properties located within the Horton Historic Grid. TIX: no charge INFO: 690-6150 / Learn to Dance ORO! Orkestra style — Curling Club, Wolfville 8-9pm. Also Nov. 24 • Learn to dance to the wild and beautiful party dance music of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, & the Roma! W/Heidi Kalyani. No experience necessary. TIX: $5 INFO:


Committee of the Whole — County of Kings Municipal Complex, Kentville 9am • TIX: no charge INFO:

Beyond the Story — Kings County Family Resource Centre, Kentville 9:30–11:30am • Explore the many facets of storytelling and how to use this with your child. Beyond the Story will help you pass on culture, entertain, and imagine new possibilities! Childcare is provided. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-5760 /

Mom and Baby Reflexology — Cadance Academy, New Minas 10–11am. Also Nov. 25 • Learn

reflexology techniques to help baby with sleep, bedtime routine & car sickness. Register online ( TIX: $25 per work shop INFO: 300-4992 / CCA Scholarship Program — Grand View Manor, Berwick 1–3pm & 6–8pm. Also Nov. 26, 10am–8pm & 1–3pm • Grand View Manor will be sponsoring 10 people to complete the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) course in 2015 – 2016. Information sessions will be held at Grand View Manor Assembly Room. TIX: no charge INFO: Jorge VanSlyke, 538-3118 x5101 / / Beth Hakkert, 538-3118 x5104 /

Community Shredding — Willow Park, Wolfville 2–4pm • Identity Theft is the number one growing crime in North America. Personal information should be shredded before recycling. Bring your old documents, we’ll shred & dispose of them for you! TIX: no charge INFO: 375-3602 / Accessibility Public Consultation — Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville 6:30–9:30pm • The Minister’s Advisory Panel on Accessibility is holding consultations on creating a barrierfree province for all Nova Scotians. All welcome. TIX: no charge INFO: 424-3827 / Deanna Young Poetry Reading — Vaughan Memorial Library, Wolfville 7pm • Deanna Young reading from House Dreams (Brick Books 2014), part of which is set in the Valley. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1502 /

Benefit Jam — Lions Club, Auburn 7pm • All music lovers are invited to play and/or sing. Lunch (donated food items appreciated) & 50/50 draw. ALL proceeds to support MADD. TIX: donation INFO: 375-2399 /

Aux. Dessert Tea and Ticket Auction — Fire Hall, Waterville 7–9pm • WDFD Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Dessert Tea & Ticket Auction TIX: $5 INFO: 679-9811 /


Cozy Corner Storytime — Library, Hantsport 10:30– 11:30am. Also Nov. 26 • Please join us for a fun filled hour of stories, rhymes, games & crafts. For preschool aged children & their caregivers. TIX: no charge INFO: 684-4005 Babies & Books — Library, Windsor 10:30–11am • Please join us for a special one-onone time for babies (0-24 mos.) & their caregivers with stories, songs, rhymes & social time. TIX: no charge INFO: 798-5424 /

Film: War Comes to Wolfville — St. John’s Anglican Church, Wolfville 2–4pm • Wolfville Historical Society presents a video,”1014: War Comes to Wolfville - the Wallace Frail Story”. This one family’s story illustrates the broad and lasting impact of the First World War. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-9775 /

Turkey Supper — Royal Canadian Legion, Canning 4:30–6pm • Turkey Supper. Take outs available. TIX: $12 per plate INFO: 582-7246 Fundy Film screens JODOROWSKY’S DUNE— Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky began his most ambitious project yet. With his young son

alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali; Pink Floyd’s music and provocative artists’ work, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Herbert’s classic Dune was poised to change cinema forever. See ad p. 17.TIX: $9 INFO: 542-5157 /

Playing With War: Unconventional Representations of Conflict in Digital Games — Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville 7–9pm • W/Dr. Jon Saklofske. There are many video games that idealize war. However, this talk will explore games that ask difficult questions about war, prompting us to broaden our perspective & to ultimately ask why there are so many games about war & so few about peace. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1373 /

Community Development Committee Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville 7pm • TIX: no charge INFO:

Celebrating Local Economy — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7–9pm • Featuring speakers from the 2015 Local Prosperity conference, from Tap Root Farms, and the Green Party of Nova Scotia who will share news & ideas about thriving local economy. TIX: donation INFO: 542-9565 /


Fun and Fables — Library, Windsor 10:30–11:30am • Join us for stories, songs, & crafts for ages 2 to 5 (and caregivers) TIX: no charge INFO: 798-5424 /

ECM+ Génération 2014 — Convocation Hall, Wolfville 11:30am–1pm • ECM+ celebrates its 20th Anniversary by inviting art music lovers of all around the country to discover the new works of four emerging Canadian composers. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1512 /

Home Shopping Party — Kings County Academy, Kentville 6–8:30pm • Jewellery, candles, makeup, spices, books, toys, coffee, tea & more! Everyone who comes will receive a ballot for a gift basket. For every purchase, you will earn another ballot! TIX: no admission INFO: 678-1562 / Opening of Micro Boutique Living — 336 Main St. 6-8pm • Check out Wolfville’s newest development project. RSVP directly by November 16. TIX: no charge INFO/ RSVP:

Non Duality Meet Up — Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 7pm • There is a unity that underlies all the differences that we perceive in our ordinary conscious experience, an underlying oneness that pervades everything. This is our true nature. These monthly meet ups are meant for those interested in the discussion of the topic of non-duality and the exploration of our true, higher self. TIX: no charge INFO: 401-3973 /

Evening Info Session — NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 7–8:30pm • Information session specifically designed to help adults return to school & qualify for a new career. Learn about career options available to you, how to apply, financing, & tour the campus. See page 23. TIX: no charge INFO: /

Reading: Stephanie Domet — Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville 7:30–8:30pm • Do you

love the velvety tones of radio host Stephanie Domet’s voice? Come hear her in person as we celebrate the launch of her latest novel, “Fallsy Downsies”. INFO: 542-9511 /


Acadia Christmas Craft Expo — Acadia Arena, Wolfville 12–9pm. Also Nov. 22, 10am–8pm, Nov. 23, 10am–5pm • Fun-filled, exciting, & bustling with hundreds of gift ideas, just in time for Christmas. TIX: $6 adult, $5 senior/ student, no charge under 12 INFO: 679-7177 /

Mashup Weekend — NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville 5–10pm • A 54-hour hands-on experience in what it takes to bring an idea for a new business to life. People share ideas, build small teams from all the talent in the room, & take action over the course of the weekend to bring an idea to life. TIX: $60, includes mentors & food! INFO: Acadia Athletics: Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 6pm Women • VS. Cape Breton. Shoot for the Cure. TIX: $10 INFO: 542-5500 / /

Torchlight Parade — Town Hall, Kentville 6–8pm • Line up at Town Hall to parade with Santa around the town. Festivities continue at Centennial arena where residents enjoy a free family skating party complete with holiday goodies, light exchange w/Efficiency NS & a visit with Santa. TIX: no charge INFO: 679-2539 / Hantsport Playground Fundraiser — Fire Hall, Hantsport 6–9:30pm • A JockeyBingo night of fun as a fundraiser for the Hantsport School Community Playground. TIX: $5 admission to Cocktail Hour 6–7pm, $10 admission for J-INGO 7:30–9:30 @ My Pretty Hair and Nails (Hantsport), R&G’s Family Restaurant (Hantsport) INFO:

Would You Live Here? Campaign — United Baptist Church, Windsor 7pm • The goal of this project is to make people aware of the services of Harvest House and to make a donation to help defer the operating costs to help the homeless during the winter months. Invest in lives of those in need in the community! TIX: donation INFO: 790-4560 /

Film: Of Mice and Men — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7–9:30pm • A powerful portrait of the American spirit & a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Starring James Franco & Chris O’Dowd. TIX: $20 @, 1-888-311-9090, Home Hardware (Windsor), Box of Delights (Wolfville), Wilsons Pharmasave (Kentville, Berwick) or at the door one hour before the show INFO: 542-7474 x230 / Concert: Alejandra Ribera — Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville 8–10pm • Alejandra Ribera’s latest album, La boca, shakes up a trilingual cocktail of musical influences including folk-Latin, jazz, cabaret and pop, carried by a sublime voice of rare intensity. TIX: $25 adults, $10 students INFO: 825-6834 /


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Christmas Sale — Windermere Community Hall, Berwick 8am–1pm • Drop by & sip a cup of mulled cider while browsing a number of tables by a variety of sellers. TIX: no charge INFO: 375-2399 / Locavore Tasting Tour — Farmers Market, Wolfville 9–10:30am • Learn where to get the best seasonal ingredients and get to know who’s who in the local food scene. Each guided tour lasts 1.5hrs, includes a picnic & a cloth shopping bag. Tour #2: “Protein Packed” Please pre-register. TIX: $17+HST, group rates available. INFO: 697-3344 /

Craft Sale & Tea — Avon View High School, Windsor 9am–3pm • Lots of varied crafters & artisans. Our Tea room will be serving chili, sandwiches & sweets all day. All proceeds go to support the Music programs at Avon View & West Hants schools. TIX: $2 INFO: 472-2690 /

S.p.e.a.k. — Northeast Kings Education Centre, Canning 9am. Also Nov. 23, 11am • The Nova Scotia Secondary Students’ Association’s Annual Valley Regional Conference SPEAK will gather youth from across the Valley region for a weekend of youth empowerment, highlighting qualities each delegate possesses to become a leader in their school & region. Registration forms: TIX: no charge INFO: 242-5016 / Casa Bella Holiday Open House — Casa Bella, Wolfville 9:30am–7pm • Visit us & enjoy sweet treats & refreshments. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-4400 /

St. John’s Anglican Church A.C.W. Coffee Party — 164 Main St., Wolfville 10am–12pm • Plum puddings, home baking, fancy work. TIX: $5 INFO: 542-7492

Archetypes — Community Hall, Greenwich 10am–4pm • Using Caroline Myss’ book, Sacred Contracts as a starting point, we will begin to explore the concept of Archetypes in our lives, thereby gaining greater awareness about ourselves & our relationships. TIX: $90 INFO: (204) 797-0497 /

Angels Among Us Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon — Avon United Church, Hantsport 11am–1:30pm • Chicken a la King - Take-out available (pick up only). Pantry, jams & jellies, white elephant & craft tables. TIX: $10 adult, $5 children INFO: Christmas Home Tour — Emily Inman, Kentville 11am–4pm • 4 Homes on tour this year all decorated by talented designers & decorators from professional to the passionate. Proceeds go to Coldest Night of The Year (Open Arms) & Local Animal Rescue Groups. TIX: $15 @ Consignors (New Minas), Chisholms (Kentville) and at each home the day of the event. INFO: 679-9770 / 582-7292 /

The Art Market — Community Centre, Gaspereau 1–4pm • The Art Market will include art for sale from local artists. Come take a look or buy a piece of art. Great chance to get some great local gifts early! Proceeds for The Wolfville Children’s Centre for new art supplies for the kids! See poster page 11. TIX: donation INFO: Heather Kelday CD Release — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 4pm & 8pm • See Heather Kelday &

her wicked crew of musicians onstage at the launch of her new CD. Purchase or download ‘The Golden Mile’ now at See article page 10. TIX: $15 advance, $20 at door, $12 students, $30 families with children under 12 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville) INFO:

Acadia Athletics: Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 6pm Women • VS. Dalhousie. Shoot for the Cure. TIX: $10 INFO: 542-5500 / /

Dinner Theatre/Silent Auction — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 6–9:30pm • Dinner Theatre by Accidental Actors, “After Ever After”, Turkey Dinner by Fyne’s Designs, Fundraiser for Valley Child Development Association. View auction items on website. TIX: $35 @ Home Hardware (Windsor, Wolfville, Berwick, Kentville) or by phone. INFO: 678-6111 /

Concert: Swingology — Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 7–9:30pm • Swingology plays light & lively acoustic gypsy swing with finesse, personality & humour. See poster page 7. TIX: $20 advance, $25 at door @ Home Hardware (Windsor),, 1-888-311-9090 INFO: 798-5841 / Dance: Reboot — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9pm–12am • Bar & kitchen available. 19+ TIX: $7 INFO: CD Release Show & Dance: Tuesday Night Therapy — Gaspereau Community Centre, 9pm– 1am • Five local musicians (Scott Prudence, Ryan & Scott Hupman, Adam Bazinet, & Chris Robison) thought that making some music would help relieve the pressures and stresses of daily life, & return them to balance. They began to meet on Tuesday night. The result of their therapy, somewhat unintended, is a new CD by the same name. See poster page 11. TIX: $15 @ The Rolled Oat (Wolfville) INFO:

MSRC Pre-Owned Ski/Snowboard Sale — Ski Martock, Windsor 10am–3pm • Buy/Sell quality used skis, snowboards, helmets, boots & more at the Martock Ski Race Club’s Sale. Drop off consignment items on Friday, Nov 21 6–8pm & Sat., Nov 22 8:30–10am. You keep 70% of your sold item price. Ski waxing & BBQ on site. TIX: no charge INFO: 684-9031 /


Craft Fair — Fire Hall, Waterville 10am–3:30pm • Many crafters, a bake table, canteen & 50/50 draw. All proceeds go to Dance ConXion’s Team Violet. TIX: $2 INFO: 538-8958 /

Code Green: Awareness of Species at Risk — War Memorial Community Centre, Windsor 11am & 1pm • A unique 3D puppetry event for the entire family! An educational puppetry venue on the NS species at risk & our eco will sit amongst the actual performers in the scenic setting chosen for its educational & interactive purpose. TIX: no charge INFO: 306-1711 /

Matt the Music Man CD Release Party! — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 3–4pm • Local Children’s musician Matt the Music Man is playing a FREE show in celebration of his brand new CD! Come join the fun, sing along and have some free cake! See poster page 13 and article on this page. TIX: no charge INFO: 692-1343 / /

Fundy Film screens CALVARY—Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7pm • Father James is a good priest facing sinister and troubling circumstances from a

mysterious parish member. He feels evil forces closing in. Will he have the courage to face his own personal Calvary? See ad p. 17 TIX: $9 INFO: 542-5157 /

Everyday Citizenship: Common Politics in Wolfville — The Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville 6:30–7:30pm • Acadia’s Social and Political Thought program launches a new series, “Everyday Citizenship: Common Politics in Wolfville”. The inaugural event will feature Hilary Drummond speaking about the cultural agency of independent booksellers. Discussion to follow. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-9511 / Ecumenical Advent — Baptist Church, New Minas 6:30–8:30pm • An inspirational evening of seasonal music as we celebrate Advent. We are featuring combined choirs & musical group presentations from participating area churches. Free-will offering for the Fundy Food Bank. TIX: no charge INFO:


Gotime Storytime — Memorial Library, Wolfville 10–11am • Vrooom! Come in for some GOtime Storytime fun w/songs, stories & activities all about things that GO! TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760

Sushi Rolling Party “Roll Your Own” — Farmers Market, Wolfville 6–8pm • Watch cultures collide as you transform local fare into succulent little sushi rolls. Includes professional instruction to introductory veggie rolls, hands on learning, your own sushi roller, and a delicious meal around a big communal table. Facilitator: Guest Chef Ross Patterson TIX: $50, $75 for 2 people. RSVP required. INFO: 697-3344 /

Town Council Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville 6:30pm • TIX: no charge INFO:


CFUW Wolfville — Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 1:30pm • Monthly business meeting for the Canadian Federation of United Women followed by program: Wolfville Area InterChurch Council Foodbank: What is its Role? Free will offering for Foodbank. TIX: no charge INFO: 798-0028 / 12 Nights of Christmas Lights — Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick 5:30–9:30pm. Also Nov. 27, 6:30–9:30 • A show of 10,000 lights set to music presented by Berwick & District Lions Club & Apple Tree Foundation. Music by the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre Band @ 5:30pm (Nov. 26 only). Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Leo the Lion will be on site. TIX: donation INFO: 538-3103 ext 802 /

Fundy Film screens BORGMAN:—Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • An enigmatic vagrant, Borgman, enters an upper-class family’s home and quickly unravels their lives. Things take a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening & menacing events. The film’s unpredictability may confound as many viewers as it enthralls, but either way, this is a refreshingly original experiment in off-kilter terror. See ad p. 17 TIX: $9 INFO: 542-5157 / Michael Crummey Reading — Auditorium, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Acadia 7pm • Michael Crummey reading from ‘Sweetland’. Crippled by the loss of the commercial fishery that sustained them, residents of a remote island off Newfoundland are offered a government compensation package to leave the island for good. Sweetland resists the concerted, sometimes violent coercion of family & friends in order to hold onto the only place

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he’s ever called home. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1502 /

Finances through Transition w/Catherine Metzger-Silver — Studio-Z, Wolfville 7–9pm • Presented by Talk Life Community. W/Catherine Metzger-Silver, financial adviser at Edward Jones in Kentville. Using her own life story & other case examples, Catherine will talk about managing finances through transitions - from graduation, marriage & kids through to career changes, divorce & retirement - and everything in between. TIX: $20 reservation only. INFO: 678-1562 /


FUNtastic Thursday — Library, Berwick 3:15–4:30pm • After school fun w/Shelly & Barbara every Thursday October to April. Join anytime for crafts, stories, games & surprise. Ages 5–12. TIX: no charge INFO: 538-4030 / 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! Application deadline is Nov. 21. See page 8. TIX: no charge INFO: 300-7335 /

Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favourite (and a few which aren't), 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! The play is written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. and directed by Candy O’Brien. Cast in order of appearance: Chérie Zinck, Michelle Grandy, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuck, Darrell Doucette, Samantha Vinqvist Show dates: November 14, 15, 21, 22, 23m, 28, 29, December 5, 6, 7m, 12, 13, 19, 20 Show times: 8pm/2pm Tickets $15/$12. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations. CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville. For more information visit

Matt the Music Man

Matt the Music Man, is more than your typical man from Nova Scotia with a guitar. He's also quite possibly the only children's performer around with a pirate hat and a platypus for a sidekick. Matt has just completed his debut children's album of original songs, "Songs for Kids Age 1 to 101". The humorous nature of songs such as "Fat Cat", "The Pirates from YARmouth", and "Pat the Platypus" have been hits with children and adults alike. The album also features local talents such as Andy & Ariana, Heather Kelday, Andy Kavanagh, and children singers. The result is a diverse collection of folk and rock songs!Matt will be hosting his CD release show at the Louis Millet Centre in New Minas on November 23. Get ready to have fun, sing along and get involved in the music! Matt will also be headlining at "Night Kitchen" on December 6th. For more information please visit




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