The Grapevine, January 23, 2014

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The Grapevine

January 23 – February 6, 2014

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PHOTO-A-DAY CHALLENGE p.2 Top Ten Films of 2013 p.5 Acadia Biology Seminar Series p.7 Masterchef's Allison Abernethy p.8 Seafarer's Requiem p. 8 Pillow Talk w/Tanya Owen p.9 Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes p.10




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Index About Us p.2 Furry Feature p.3 Random Act of Kindness p.3

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ON THE COVER: Cape Split at -18 Cover photo by Derry MacKichan


hrough the kindness of my hiking buddy, Mr. Derry MacKichan, I am enabled to share with you our hike to the Split on what has to be the coldest day of the year (thus far).

Weeklies, Exhibits p.11 What's Happening Events p.12 & 13

Yes, -18 was the temperature that day, but that doesn't include anything for a wind chill.

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No wonder my camera failed, but thank goodness Derry has a freeze-proof, magic scene maker camera.

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Woowhee, that was cold! This shot was taken on the return to the trail-head. It was time to record, for prosperity, what extreme cold does to a beard.


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The Furry Feature Feature Pet – JUNIPER:

Juniper is a beautiful long-haired calico. She was likely born around December 3, 2008. Brought in by Animal Control, Juniper is looking for her forever home.

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n December, I had a series of health setbacks. For a couple weeks, I had challenges with walking and if I pushed myself by trying to do too much, such as getting groceries, my body would stop working. I relied on the kindness of strangers and friends to help me. Being independent, this was hard for me, but made me appreciate the Valley for the caring community it is. Strangers walked me to my car, packed my groceries for me, escorted me to benches, and opened

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Tilly is a beautiful 33-pound pitbull cross full of love and energy. At just seven months old, Tilly already knows a few simple commands and loves to give kisses! Although she is shy at first, Tilly warms up to people very quickly and is ready to play! Her white coat has two brown spots on the back, and she has big beautiful puppy-dog eyes. Tilly is spayed, up-todate and all her shots and ready to find her fur-ever home. To learn more or adopt Tilly, please contact the Kings County SPCA at 538-9075.

Bob Stead served on Wolfville town council for 24 years; he was Mayor for nine. During his tenure, he was recognized for many achievements for both Wolfville and the province of Nova Scotia. He championed the ban on smoking in cars with children and the ban on non-commercial pesticides, which led to provincial legislation. He was a leader in promoting healthy communities through his work on alcohol harms and the effects on family and community. He also worked to credit Wolfville as the first Fair Trade town in Canada.

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Thursday, January 23 Quiet Parade, Basia Bulat, Timber Timbre Gavin Simms, Taryn Kawaja, Jadea Kelly, Jim Bryson Katie Baggs, Dana Beeler, Mike Trask, Jenn Grant Steve Maloney, Field Assembly, Stewart Legere

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Friday, January 24 Sageev Oore, Tanya Tagaq: Nanook of the North

The Marquee Ballroom, 9pm The Company House, 8pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 830pm Parentheses Gallery, 815pm

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The Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia provides some helpful tips on preparing

~ Michelle Juurlink


It is with very heavy hearts that Wolfville Town Council announces the passing of former Mayor Bob Stead.

With winter fully upon us, it’s time to check once again that your household is prepared for the sometimes unpredictable weather. So far this year, we've already been re-acquainted with our snow brushes, shovels, and those cozy flannel sheets. However, your winter preparations should also include emergency preparedness, which includes preparing or replenishing a Basic Emergency Kit.

and poured my drinks for me. Friends (much tinier friends) allowed me to lean on them physically to walk around town, drove me home when I couldn't and were generally amazing. I hope I won't find myself in a similar situation again, but it does hearten me to know that, if I did, I would be supported and cared for. Thanks to all who were there when I needed them.

In the Dead of Winter

In Memoriam

Are you prepared for 72 hours?

Experienced a random act of kindness recently? Share with us:

your Basic Emergency Kit at content/prepare-kit. You should have some basic supplies prepared so that you and your family can be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Make sure your family’s emergency kit is easy to carry. For example, keep it in a backpack, duffel bag, or suitcase with wheels. Store it in an easily accessible place and make sure that everyone knows where it is. Check your kit twice a year and replace any outdated items. Food and water should be replaced once a year. From In Focus Community Newsletter

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Jadea Kelly, Steve Poltz, Danny Michel Mike Dixon, Thom Swift, Suzie Vinnick, Mike Trask Field Assembly, Baby Eagle, Olenka Krakus, Fiver Fraser McCallum, Ryan Hillier, Ostrea Lake

Saturday, January 25 The Company House, 11am-2pm: Festival Brunch and Open Mic The Marquee Ballroom, 9pm The Company House, 8pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 830pm Parentheses Gallery, 815pm

Dana Beeler, Scarlett Jane, Kathleen Edwards Ryan Hillier, Steve Maloney, Peter Katz Fraser McCallum, Stewart Legere, Ashley Condon, Ostrea Lake Taryn Kawaja, Gavin Simms, Katie Baggs

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The Reeves have been in business since February, 2013. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts — 555 Ross SoundMarket Recording Studios — 63 Pleasant Creek Road, Canning, 582-3842 / Chris@artscenStreet, 542-0895 / • Music producers Terry Pulliam and Kory / • School Programs in full Bayer invite musicians/songwriters to visit swing! We are thrilled to be doing workshops our professional studio. Gold-record-winning in schools and can offer outreach, field trips service and gear. Low rates and assistance with and in school workshops for your classroom funding. We’ll capture your sound your way! or group. Single day programs to multi-week sessions to onsite day or overnight programs, we have something for every group! Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education — 680-8839 / sisterlotus. Highlander Strength and Fitness — Unit 5, 11 com • So excited to launch our new hand-made Calkin Drive, Kentville, 300-9305 / iwanttotrain@ herbal incenses. So far we have two varieties. The first is “Sacred Smoke” and contains / highlanderLavender, White Sage, Garden Sage, and Copal. • Fat is energy your body The second is a bioregional variety, meaning doesn't have any use for. Come and use it up that all the plants were harvested from Nova at Highlander Strength & Fitness! No need to Scotia forests. It is called “Nova Scotia Forest conserve that type of energy.... Blend” and contains Sweet Fern, Sarsaparilla Root, Bayberry, Labrador Tea, Wintergreen, Daisy Roots — 19 Aberdeen Street, Kentville, and Pearly Everlasting. 300-9097 / / facebook: Daisy Roots Vintage • Daisy Roots Julie Skaling Physiotherapy Clinic — 4 Little is dedicated to stocking great second-hand, Rd., Wolfville Professional Center, 542-7074 & vintage and handmade clothing and accesso70 Exhibition St., Valley Professional Centre, ries. Instead of turning up the heat, we put on Kentville, 678-3422 / contact@skalingphysio. another vintage hand-knit wool sweater! com / • Recently I signed an online petition expressing concern for the Scots Inner Sun Yoga — 461 Main St. Unit 4, Wolfville, Bay project. I forwarded it to everyone on my 542-YOGA / / innersunyoFacebook list, many of whom have connections • Early registration discounts now availto Scots Bay, but only two responded. I guess I able for Yoga Teacher Training at our Bullfrog need to be more informed?? powered studio.

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TapRoot Farms — 1736 Church St., Port Williams, 542-3277 / • Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) shares are now available! Taproot Farm is currently offering veggie, fruit, and meat shares. Share deliveries will start March 31st. Sign up on our website! Victory Taekwondo — 38 Highway 358 Greenwich, 670-7897 / • Two free classes for everyone. All ages welcome. Natural Touch Reflexology & Reiki — Hwy 12, North Alton, 678-0454 / 691-4148 / • All matter has energy. Reiki is vibrational healing energy. When our energy is flowing, we feel alive and healthy. Blocked or drained energy causes illnesses. Heat, tingling and seeing colours are comments from my clientele after a treatment. Restore your energy, restore your health. Member of Jikiden Reiki Association of Canada. Mud Creek Medical Co-Op — 12E Elm Avenue, Wolfville, 542-3633 / / @ MudCreekMedical • An open call to Valley artists. Mud Creek Medical Co-Op in Wolfville is starting a revolving showcase of local independent artwork. For details call and ask for Carter.

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MIKE Uncorked:


Well, 2013 has come and gone and with it, the passing of one of my idols: Roger Ebert. Roger was the only person to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Film Criticism and his reviews, his TV shows and his many books have helped shaped my understating of great filmmaking and film theory. Each year I would look forward to reading Roger’s Top Ten list of the year’s best films and without one for 2013 I decided to compose a list of my own and share with you. Granted, I don’t get to see everything as I am not a paid critic, nor do I have access to all the films that are released but from what I have seen, here’s my list.


Captain Phillips: Can Tom Hanks do anything wrong? 2013 was a stellar year for Mr. Hanks, with two films on this list. His performance in Captain Phillips was breathtaking. But much credit goes to director Paul Greengrass, who puts the viewer in the front seat of this adrenaline-filled true story about a ship hijacked by four Somali pirates. This was top-notch, pulse-pounding entertainment. Available on DVD January 21

Osage County: The ultimate dysfunctional family dramedy comes 9aliveAugust: in this wonderful film, based on Tracy

Letts’ Tony- and Pulitzer Prize–winning play. Meryl Streep (exceptional here) plays the chain-smoking, insult-spewing matriarch of a family coming together for a funeral. Watching it all unfold is an experience you won’t forget.


Gravity: Mind-blowing effects, incredible drama and suspense, and one of the best female performances of the year (by Sandra Bullock) fuel this thrilling space drama. For me, Gravity was a gripping, almost religious sensory experience that points to the limitless reaches of what movies can be and where they can take us. On DVD February 25. Saving Mr. Banks: Here goes Tom Hanks again, this time starring as Walt Disney in 7a beautiful film about Walt’s determination

to bring Mary Poppins to the screen—something he could only do by allowing author P.L. Travers (played brilliantly by Emma Thompson) to assist in its creation. Mary Poppins has always been one of my favourite films, and Saving Mr. Banks gave me a behind-the-scenes look that was both funny and moving. This is an excellent companion to the timeless Disney classic. World War Z: I don’t scare easy, but this film had such genuine chills and an epic 6horror-movie feel to it that I can’t help but

include it here. The film isn’t gory or overthe-top, like most horror films today; instead, director Marc Forster invests in intense and unsettling sequences of zombie attacks

that harken back to earlier films of the undead. I was frightened and impressed. World War Z is available now to rent.


Blue Jasmine: I adore Woody Allen and after 49 films (as writer and director and sometimes actor), he is still coming up with daring, marvelous, and original works. Blue Jasmine is one of them. Cate Blanchett gives the best performance of the year as Jasmine, who falls from the “grace” of her posh life married to a high-finance swindler. Her Jasmine is funny and filled with pitiless brilliance as she breaks down before our eyes. It’s a film that’s not to be missed. Available on DVD January 21. Prisoners: What a surprise this film was! Hugh Jackman is beyond virtuoso in this 4startling thriller that seems to possess the

DNA of every vigilante and revenge film of the past 40 years. This film is a meditation on crime, punishment, love and violence. You are pulled in so many directions that it’s hard to stay IN your seat, let alone on the edge. Prisoners is available now to rent. Hustle: David O. Russell is one of the best writer-directors working in 3filmAmerican today. After Three Kings and Silver Linings

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Playbook, he scores again with this terrific, ultimate con-game film filled with comb-overs, polyester lapels, and anything-goes amorality. It also possesses four of the year’s best performances, by Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The best con film I’ve seen in a long time! Buyers Club: It’s 1985, and a straight, carousing, drug-abusing Texas 2rodeoDallas cowboy contracts HIV and decides to

peddle illegal drugs to others who are infected. Based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, played brilliantly by Matthew McConaughey, this film is not the feel-good movie of the year, but it does have lots of heart, laughter and poignancy. I easily predict that the Best Actor Oscar will go to McConaughey and the Supporting Actor Oscar to scene- and heart-stealing Jared Leto. On DVD February 4 and plays March 5 at the Al Whittle, Wolfville. 12 Years a Slave: This was easily the best film of 2013. Director Steve McQueen’s 1agonizing masterpiece is the first movie to

fully dramatize the experience of slavery in all its fear, madness and horror. The film balances despair and perseverance, pain and transcendence, and the performances are breathtaking. To watch 12 Years a Slave is to know the primal sin of America in a way you didn’t know it before the film began. This is not just a movie, it’s an experience! Available on DVD March 4. Name:

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Horoscopes for the week of January 23rd

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Author John

Koenig says we often regard emotions as positive or negative. Feeling respect is good, for example, while being wracked with jealousy is bad. But he favors a different standard for evaluating emotions: how intense they are. At one end of the spectrum, everything feels blank and blah, even the big things. "At the other end is wonder," he says, "in which everything feels alive, even the little things." Your right and proper goal right now, Taurus, is to strive for the latter kind: full-on intensity and maximum vitality. Luckily, the universe will be conspiring to help you achieve that goal.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): At her blog, Yee-Lum Mak defines the Swedish word resfeber this way: "the restless race of the traveler's heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together." You might be experiencing resfeber right now, Gemini. Even if you're not about to depart on a literal trip, I'm guessing you will soon start wandering out on a quest or adventure that will bring your heart and mind closer together. Paradoxically, your explorations will teach you a lot about being better grounded. Bon voyage! CANCER (June 21-July 22): How does a monarch butterfly escape its chrysalis when it has finished gestating? Through tiny holes in the skin of the chrysalis, it takes big gulps of air and sends them directly into its digestive system, which expands forcefully. Voila! Its body gets so big it breaks free. When a chick is ready to emerge from inside its egg, it has to work harder than the butterfly. With its beak, it must peck thousands of times at the shell, stopping to rest along the way because the process is so demanding. According to my analysis, Cancerian, you're nearing the final stage before your metaphorical emergence from gestation. Are you more like the butterfly or chick? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "I'm not sure where

to go from here. I need help." I encourage you to say those words out loud, Leo. Even if you're not sure you believe they're true, act as if they are. Why? Because I think it would

be healthy for you to express uncertainty and ask for assistance. It would relieve you of the oppressive pressure to be a masterful problem-solver. It could free you from the unrealistic notion that you've got to figure everything out by yourself. And this would bring you, as if by magic, interesting offers and inquiries. In other words, if you confess your neediness, you will attract help. Some of it will be useless, but most of it will be useful.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Dogs have a

superb sense of smell, much better than we humans. But ours isn't bad. We can detect certain odors that have been diluted to one part in five billion. For example, if you were standing next to two Olympic-sized swimming pools, and only one contained a few drops of the chemical ethyl mercaptan, you would know which one it was. I'm now calling on you to exercise that level of sensitivity, Virgo. There's a situation in the early stages of unfolding that would ultimately emanate a big stink if you allowed it to keep developing. There is a second unripe situation, on the other hand, that would eventually yield fragrant blooms. I advise you to either quash or escape from the first, even as you cultivate and treasure the second.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Whatever

with the release of the mainstream Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. Actors in the film spat out the rhymes-with-cluck word more than 500 times. I hereby nominate you Sagittarians to begin the quest for new ways to invoke rebellious irreverence. What interesting mischief and naughty wordplay might you perpetrate to escape your inhibitions, break taboos that need to be broken, and call other people on their BS and hypocrisy?

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

philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) has had a major impact on the development of ideas in the Western world. We can reasonably divide the history of philosophy into two eras: pre-Kantian and post-Kantian. And yet for his whole life, which lasted 79 years, this big thinker never traveled more than ten miles away from Konigsberg, the city where he was born. He followed a precise and methodical routine, attending to his work with meticulous detail. According to my analysis, you Capricorns could have a similar experience in the coming weeks. By sticking close to the tried-and-true rhythms that keep you grounded and healthy, you can generate influential wonders.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Aquarian

adventures may flow your way in the coming weeks, Libra, I hope you will appreciate them for what they are: unruly but basically benevolent; disruptive in ways that catalyze welcome transformations; a bit more exciting than you might like, but ultimately pretty fun. Can you thrive on the paradoxes? Can you delight in the unpredictability? I think so. When you look back at these plot twists two months from now, I bet you'll see them as entertaining storylines that enhance the myth of your hero's journey. You'll understand them as tricky gifts that have taught you valuable secrets about your soul's code.

author Georges Simenon (1903-1989) wrote more than 200 novels under his own name and 300 more under pseudonyms. On average, he finished a new book every 11 days. Half a billion copies of his books are in print. I'm sorry to report that I don't think you will ever be as prolific in your own chosen field as he was in his. However, your productivity could soar to a hefty fraction of Simenon-like levels in 2014 -- if you're willing to work your ass off. Your luxuriant fruitfulness won't come as easily as his seemed to. But you should be overjoyed that you at least have the potential to be luxuriantly fruitful.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Manufacturing a

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When I'm older

jelly bean is not a quick, slam-bam process. It's a five-step procedure that takes a week. Each seemingly uncomplicated piece of candy has to be built up layer by layer, with every layer needing time to fully mature. I'm wondering if maybe there's a metaphorically similar kind of work ahead for you, Scorpio. May I speculate? You will have to take your time, proceed carefully, and maintain a close attention to detail as you prepare a simple pleasure.

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

understand the appeal of the f-word. It's guttural and expulsive. It's a perverse form of celebration that frees speakers from their inhibitions. But I'm here today to announce that its rebel cachet and vulgar power are extinct. It has decayed into a barren cliche. Its official death-from-oversaturation occurred

and wiser, maybe I'll understand the meaning of my life. When I'm older and wiser, maybe I'll gain some insight about why I'm so excited to be alive despite the fact that my destiny is so utterly mysterious. What about you, Pisces? What will be different for you when you're older and wiser? Now is an excellent time to ponder this riddle. Why? Because it's likely you will get a glimpse of the person you will have become when you are older and wiser -- which will in turn intensify your motivation to become that person.

Homework: How could you change yourself in order to get more of the love you want? Go to; click on "Email Rob."



There’s no place like home to roam

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What is the motto of Moose Harbour, Queens Co.? A herd of what animal is roaming free near Sweets Corner, Hants Co,? The first recorded use of the term "nor'easter" was in what year? What trail stretches between the communities of Port Hastings and Inverness? What is the claim to fame of Frieze & Roy General Store, Maitland, Hants Co.?


Affleck appreciates the nurturing power of his loved ones. "My family would be supportive," he says, "if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark." I'd like to see you cultivate allies like that in the coming months, Aries. Even if you have never had them before, there's a good chance they will be available. For best results, tinker with your understanding of who your family might be. Redefine what "community" means to you.

1. “Where moose once roamed.”; 2. Wild horses; 3. 1836; 4. Celtic Shores Coastal Trail; 5. “Canada's oldest continually operating general store”

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Actor Casey


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The sporting environment provides female athletes with the foundation for lifelong success through the cultivation of work ethic, teamwork and problem-solving skill sets. It also gives them a platform for a positive self-efficacy, helping them develop into the leaders of tomorrow.


Acadia Athletics will be hosting the Women in Sport Coaching Conference and Gala on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Acadia University. This conference connects current female varsity athletes with aspiring community youth and Acadia alumni through a celebration and acknowledgement of the accomplishments of women in sport.

ooking for a notable addition to your resume? Curious about what the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, engineers and computer scientists are up to? Then come on down to Robofest held at Acadia University on February 15. Volunteer as a First Lego League Judge and check out the autonomous LEGO-MINDSTORMS Robots built by kids ages 9-14.

Acadia and the coaching staff will help develop female coaches and male coaches, coaching female athletes in a day long NCCP-certified event through breakout sessions and hands-on demonstrations. Following the development piece, Acadia welcomes everyone to an evening of entertainment and commemoration of the continued success females have achieved through their sporting experiences.

This annual friendly competition promotes teamwork, creative thinking, and problem-solving that gets kids enthusiastic about the sciences at an early age.

Tickets can be purchased for $125 online or at the Acadia Box office. Registration for the coaching conference must be done through Bev Greenlaw at

Volunteers like you are what makes events such as these a success and a great time! No experience necessary! Just bring your enthusiasm!

For more information: Follow @auwomeninsport on twitter or visit the Facebook page at AU Women in Sport Sponsorship If you would like to contribute to the ongoing development and opportunities provided to women in sport, please contact Len Hawley at for the various ways you can provide your support.

Volunteer today! Click on the link below and sign up: Got questions? Feel free to contact Rachel Bood:



esearcher Dr. Randy Newman has been awarded more than $40,000 to enhance the Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading and Speech Processing Lab at Acadia University. The funding is part of a $63-million research-infrastructure boost from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The lab is one of over 250 facilities in 37 universities across Canada receiving funding under the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Winter Semester:

Biology Seminar Series — Patterson Hall, Rm 300, Acadia. Thursdays, 11:30am. New

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From the most advanced sustainable energy research to medical technology, research conducted at CFI-funded facilities plays a vital role in communities across the country and contributes to Canada’s economic success and capacity to innovate.

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January 23 – February 6, 2014

HERBIVORECARNIVORE | By Jesse Gadon & Emily Leeson

Interview with Allison Abernethy of Masterchef Canada We’re here to eat. Emily, the herbivore, will order vegetarian or vegan & happily taste-test any gluten-free options. Jesse, the carnivore, will literally eat anything put before him. Watch out napkins! On Monday, January 20, 50 amateur chefs from across Canada met to test their culinary skills against each other for the first episode of Masterchef Canada. Airing on CTV, the series offers the winner a $100,000 cash prize, as well as the title of Masterchef Canada.

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EAGLE WATCH 2014 Jan 25 & 26, Feb 1 & 2

Seafarer's Requiem The world premiere of the first Seafarer's Requiem will be performed Feb. 8, at 7pm, in Central United Church in Lunenburg and Feb. 9, at 2:30pm, at St. Matthew’s Church in Halifax. The Seafarer's Requiem is a Celtic/classical fusion that combines the Requiem Mass and seafarers’ songs with tales of true stories taken from archives and documentaries about mariners and the people they leave behind. Mary Knickle, an Acadia alumna coming from the heritage of fishing and sailing, has taken the Latin Mass and written lush choral arrangements with both classical and Celtic influences. The choral pieces alternate between solos with a Celtic feel and those closer to art songs. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem “Crossing the Bar” is written like a sea song for

men’s chorus. The Kyrie is a beautiful overlaying of voices and harmonies in which you can hear the chiming of bells. Bells are a theme in the Requiem: church bells, the bells of buoys, or bells on ships. The Introitus uses Rudyard Kipling’s poem “My Boy Jack,” in which a mother is asking about her son at sea, and the Latin Mass, a mixture of clashing harmonies and folk. Gluing both solos and choral pieces together are dramatic true stories of seafarers who have survived, those who were lost, and the women left on land. This is the first seafarer’s requiem dedicated to our lost mariners. The music and poems are universal. The Requiem itself is dramatic, profound, and, in the end, hopeful. It is an important tribute to those lost at sea and to the heritage of Nova Scotia.

Come to Sheffield Mills to view our magnificent Bald Eagles. Our viewing field, at the corner of Middle Dyke and Bains Rd, is open all day, and chicken carcasses are left for the eagles to feed on. After viewing the eagles, why not come down to our community hall for a delicious pancake & sausage breakfast, served from 8am to 1pm. Our hall is located at 98 Black Hole Rd, in Sheffield Mills, a short two minute drive from the viewing field. Photo Credit: Bob Cote,

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Tanya Owen Pillow Talk!

Shortly after the Il Dolce Far Niente Espresso Bar opened on Elm Avenue in Wolfville, a lady dropped off some beautiful decorative pillows to us. The pillows, one bearing the company insignia and the other showing our signature coffee mug and saucer plating, have been displayed on the comfy red couch since drop-off and have been a huge hit with patrons. They caught my eye instantly when I walked into work on the day they arrived. This lady’s gesture was a spur-of-the-moment way to welcome us to Wolfville and it was very much appreciated. The comments we receive about the pillows range from “stunning” to “original and fun.” One lady asked, “Did you have to order those from one of those specialty online companies?” The answer is NO. These striking decorative accessories were designed, stenciled and hand-painted by Kentville resident Tanya Owen. Let’s do a little pillow-talking, shall we? Tanya Owen is from the Valley and lives here with her husband and two furry “kids”. She had dabbled in a little bit of everything over the years, but was always told she was in the wrong job and should be doing something with interior decorating or design work. She had done some renovating and decorating work on the side and had been painting things for as long as she could remember, but last year, after helping a friend renovate some rooms, she offered to paint some of the furniture and was surprised and overjoyed with her friend’s reaction to her work. This sparked the idea of starting to buy up some furniture pieces, paint them, and sell them. From there, things have really taken off for Tanya. But what about these pillows? Well, Tanya’s friends have always called her the “Queen of the Pillows.” With every new decorating job that Tanya assisted with, pillows ALWAYS had to be involved. As she puts it, “Pillows are such an easy way to help give a room a quick makeover, change a room from season to season or just a fun way to add some personality to a room. I can even remember making pillows back in junior high as gifts for my friends. Clearly I've always loved them!” One day last summer, Tanya decided to do some stenciling work and then paint one of her pillows. After making a few prototypes, she thought they looked great. She was hooked on a new adventure and, like the furniture painting, the pillows have become a

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Who's WhoBrought to you by T.A.N. COFFEE fast-selling product for Tanya. She says, “I like to change up the looks as much as I can. I don't enjoy repeating the same designs: mixing it up makes me feel more creative. The dog pillows have been the most popular, because people love their dogs, but it's endless what designs you can put on a pillow.” Her photos show pillows with business logos, animals, sports equipment, quotes and quips, birth announcements (what a smart baby-shower gift or wedding present!) and even hand-painted portraits. They are quite spectacular. I know you’re all wondering how you can get your very own Tanya Owen pillows. Well, here’s how. Anatolia in New Minas was the first store to take on Tanya’s pillows, which was exciting for her. Since then, the pillows have become available in Dartmouth at Kept Gifts and Housewares, at several Halifax locations (Bellissimo, Inkwell and Down Home Dog), in Lunenburg at Jenny Jib, in Mahone Bay at the Dog Shop, and in Bridgetown at Firefly Makery. Custom pillows are Tanya’s specialty: she can do just about any design that’s thrown at her. You can go to her Facebook page at, view her work, and message her about your own unique pieces. You can also email Tanya at with pillow or furniture related inquiries. In her spare time, Tanya is caught up in her own home renovation. She and her husband bought a 1954 mid-century modern house, and the renovations never seem to end. And continuing to promote her work takes up a lot of Tanya’s time. Her pillows were recently added to the website, which is a great resource for finding some astonishing things made right here in our own province. I am one of those people who can barely make his own bed, let alone a unique, hand-painted pillow, so I am always fascinated with the wealth of creative and artistic people who live right next door to me. Thanks, Tanya, for producing these very special pieces. To write about someone who enjoys her work so much is just as special as the finished product. It has been a pleasure pillow-talking with you! ~ Mike Butler

passion and a desire to succeed.

- Continued from page 8 “We searched the country and are confident these top-50 home cooks are the best this country has to offer,” said Phil King, President of Programming and Sports at CTV. “The production team selected amateur chefs of all ages and vocations who are ready to showcase their passion, talent, and drive as they cook for the right to be the first-ever Canadian MasterChef.” With all the culinary wonders of our Valley, it’s no surprise that a local resident has risen to the top ranks of amateur chefs from across Canada. While the competition may be tough, it was a relatively easy start for Annapolis Valley resident Allison Abernethy. “My sister recommended that I audition,” Abernethy says, “and I figured I may as well give it a try and see what happens. I applied for the show by filling out an intensive online application that asked me a lot of different types of cooking questions but also questions about my life, background and my personality. I submitted my online application and about two hours later I received a phone call from MasterChef Canada!” After an audition in Halifax that included participants from across the Maritimes, Abernethy was eventually chosen from the thousands who applied to be one of the top 50 home cook contestants for the show. It was a quick rise by a young woman with no formal training in the culinary sciences, just a strong

Cooking is nothing new for Abernethy. She’s had a serious interest in the culinary arts since the age of 11 or 12, beginning right at home, inspired by her grandmother’s cooking. “She taught me about the importance of fresh ingredients. We used to pick vegetables out of her garden.” For Abernethy, being a good chef and making it as far as she has is both a careful recipe and an act of random chance: “There are many components that go into what make a good cook. You need to be able to multi-task, have a good palate, and be quick on your feet, but most importantly, you need to be creative and be able to improvise and not be afraid to try things. Cooking is all about trial and error. I always try not to take myself too seriously and have fun with it! Some of my best dishes were the result of a mistake or an improvisation.” The competition is on. We’ll have to wait to see how Abernethy does, but it’s likely that the Annapolis Valley will be in her sights, no matter what the future holds. “The Wolfville Farmers’ Market is my favourite place to go to get all of my fresh and local produce. The vendors have new vegetables every week, and the ingredients inspire my recipes. I do love to cook honest food that has lots of bold flavours. I have a lot of aspirations. I wish to fulfill in my life, but my dream has always been to own a restaurant in Annapolis Valley that is focused around the most fresh and local recipes.”


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Heartwood by Laura Burke — Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor Jan. 24, 8pm • The Doppler on Main St Wolfville Effect Productions presents Heartwood, by Laura Burke. 542-9511 • This autobiographical play illustrates a young woman's struggles with mental illness. It explores her healing from its impact through the discovery that giving back to others is how she can recover and reinstate meaning in her life. In the end, she comes to realize that the arts are not only the way that she can survive her own suffering, but a way in which she can begin to break down the walls between herself and her community. The play is conversational, dramatic, and filled with a quirky humour, inviting the audience to experience one person's path towards recovery and beyond. TIX: $12 all tickets @ / 1-888311-9090 / Home Hardware (Windsor) & all Ticketpro outlets. INFO: 798-5841 / com A Delightful Little Bookshop

Don’t Tell Mother — CentreStage Theatre, 61 River St., Kentville Jan. 24 25, 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 8pm. 2pm matinee Jan. 26, Feb. 9 • On the evening that timid librarian Cinnamon Schmidt and her mother are to entertain Cinnamon’s fiancé Hobart and his mother at a serene family dinner, Cinnamon comes home in shock because she has witnessed a bank robbery and is the only one who can identify the crook. She confides her terror to chum Deedee Malone, not daring to tell her mother. Joe the Federal Agent arrives to investigate a case of tax evasion and ends up checking out the case of a witness to a bank robbery. And then the fun begins! The pace is rapid-fire, the dialogue hilarious, and the laughter non-stop. See poster, page 9. TIX: $15 regular, $12 senior/student. INFO: 678-8040 /

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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Creamy Avocado Frosting Avocado in desserts? Why not? It is a fruit, after all! We have made these cupcakes at our cafe several times and they always spark interest. There is no hiding the avocado in these cupcakes: the cake has bits throughout which keep it super moist, and the beautiful green icing is a benefit for anyone looking for a splash of colour without using artificial food colourings. Vegans and non-vegans alike will be delightfully surprised by this unique and healthy treat.



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1½ c. whole-wheat flour 1½ c. all-purpose flour 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1½ c. organic sugar 1/4 c. organic unsweetened applesauce 1 ripe avocado, well-mashed 2 c. water 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, applesauce, mashed avocado, water, vinegar and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir by hand (until just mixed). Fill muffin tins and bake for 20 mins.

2 ripe avocados 4 c. icing sugar (approx.) 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Mash avocados with lemon juice and vanilla, remove any brown bits from the avocado. Mix in the icing sugar cup by cup until it is the thickness and flavour you prefer. Wait until cupcakes are cooled, and then you are ready to frost!

Oklahoma! — Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor Jan. 24, 25, 31, Feb. 1, 7pm. 2pm matinee on Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1 • QAAW’s Season Opener is the Broadway-style musical Oklahoma! Set in America’s “Indian territory” just after the turn of the 20th century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colourful backdrop against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA! See page 14. TIX: $17.50 adult, $15 students/seniors/QAAW members, $12 children under 12 @ Moe's Place Music Sales (Windsor). INFO: 472-7229 / Lauren's Vale — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7:30-10pm Feb. 5, 6, 7, 8, 7:30pm. 2:30pm matinee Feb. 8 • Edalene Theatre presents a new original musical. When a big-time businessman wants to put up a resort on the sleepy island of Donovan, everyone thinks it will be awesome—at first. It soon becomes apparent that the hotel will threaten the school, the magical forest area called "Lauren's Vale" and the very way of life for the islanders. What will they do? How much would you be willing to give up in the name of progress? See page 16 for complete details. TIX: $12 adult (pre-ordered), $10 children under 16, $15 at door. INFO: 697-2515 /


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Weekly Events

Thursdays Fit As A Fiddle — Lion’s Hall, Wolfville 9:30-10:30am. Seniors’ fitness w/Janet Mooney. Also Mondays 9:30-10:30am. FEE: $2 drop-in. INFO: 542-3486 / sread@ Cochrane’s Walk & Talk — Pharmasave, Wolfville 10am. Heart & Stroke walkabout program. Also Tuesdays 10am. INFO: 542-3972 Babies & Books Drop-in — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am. Newborn to 2 years. INFO: 542-5760 / Fun & Fables — Library, Windsor 10:30-11:30am. Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 2 to 5. FEE: no charge. INFO: 798-5424 Brown Bag Lunch — Fountain Learning Commons, Acadia 12-1pm. • January 30 Speaker: Dr. Anna Redden Topic: Acadia Tidal Energy Institute • February 6 Speaker: Dr. Brenda Trofanenko Topic: “Truth in History” *special location* – Wolfville Room, Acadia Athletics Complex In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres 1-5pm. Also Tuesdays 6pm. 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. Boardgame Night — CAP Lab, Wolfville Public Library, 7pm. Bring your games! Ages 12+. FEE: no charge. INFO: Liam, 542-9482. Tai Chi — L'Arche Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm. FEE: Jan-Mar $100, no charge to try a class. INFO: 5420558

Fridays Community Yoga — Dance Studio, downstairs, Old SUB, Acadia 12-1pm. W/ Carol Fellowes. All levels, mats available. Also Wednesdays 12-1pm. FEE: $5, no charge for Acadia students. INFO:

Saturdays Wolfville Farmers' Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 8:30am-1pm. January 25 Music: Bob Deveau Theme: Soup’s On! February 1 Music: TBA Theme: Chinese New Year Celebration. INFO: Just for Fun Run Club — Recreation Centre, Wolfville 10-11am. Running games for ages 5-14 w/Valley

January 23 – February 6, 2014 presents:

A Spooky Sampling Show!

Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville 12-1pm

Homework Club — Memorial Library, Wolfville (upstairs) 5-8pm. Looking for a little homework help or just a quiet place to settle in and get it all done? Ages 12+. INFO: 542-5760 /

Weekly West African Drumming Workshop — Wolfville Baptist Church 1-3pm. FEE: $5. INFO: 6819870 / / facebook. com/groups/DjembesandDjuns

Social Group for Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder — Various Wolfville locations 6-8pm. No meetings until Jan. 20. INFO: 357-3031 /



Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus — Bethany Memorial Baptist Church (gym), Aldershot 7pm. We sing fourpart harmony. INFO:

The Randall House Museum

Athletics volunteer coaches. FEE: $1 drop-in. INFO/Reg: 542-3486 /

Sleigh Rides at Castle Frederick Farms — 620 Castle Frederick Road, Falmouth. 10am - 4pm. Rides leave on the hour with the last ride leaving at 3pm. Snow dependant! FEE: $10 Kids under 2 free (on lap) INFO: 798-8037 / castlefrederickfarms@ / Facebook: Castle Frederick Farms Capoeira — Clark Commons, Wolfville 1-3pm. Afro-Brazilian martial art w/strong emphasis on dance and music. FEE: no charge. INFO: facebook: Campus Capoeira

Mondays Painting Morning — Recreation Centre, Wolfville 9:30am-12pm. W/Evangeline Artist Cooperative. Informal, unstructured & social. FEE: $2 drop-in. INFO: Jean, 542-5415 Toastmasters — 2nd Floor, Irving Centre, Acadia 6:30-8pm. Communicative skills to enhance peaceful and effective dialogue. All welcome. INFO: Gail, 798-1053 / g.symonds@ Mixed Dart League — White Rock Community Centre (dart room, downstairs) 7pm. Until end of April. INFO: 542-7073 Tai Chi Classes — White Rock Community Centre (lower level) 7-8:30pm. Until end of May. Instructor Ed Schofield. FEE: $5 INFO:

Tuesdays Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-10:30am. Suggested age range: 3-5. INFO: 542-5760 / River Street Rug Hooking Studio — 38 River Street, Kentville 1-3:30pm. Drop-in rug hooking. FEE: donation. INFO: Kay, 697-2850 LEGO-rama — Windsor Library, 3:30-4:30pm. Until March 4. Build amazing Lego creations. Lego provided-- bring your imagination! Ages 5-10 INFO:

Thurs. Feb 13th, A collection of historical ghosts from all four ghost walks: Wolfville, Kentville, Halls Harbour, & Windsor

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Card Parties (45’s) — White Rock Community Centre (upstairs) 7:30pm. Until end of April. Prizes and snacks provided. FEE: $3 INFO: 542-7234

Wednesdays Kentville Farmers’ Market — Town Hall Recreation Centre, 350 Main Street, Kentville 10am-2pm. Open year-round. INFO: French Storytime/ L'heure des histoires — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am. French songs, rhymes & stories. Age 3-5. INFO: 542-5760 / Babies & Books — Windsor Library, 10:30-11am. Until March 5. Please join us for a special one-on-one time for babies (0-24 mos.) and their caregivers with stories, songs, rhymes and social time. INFO:

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Toddler Rhyme Time — Civic Centre, New Minas 10:45-11:45am. Please register. FEE: no charge. INFO: 678-5760

Doretta Groenendyk — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until they’re gone • A show and sale of the original artwork for Step Outside, the latest book by Doretta Groenendyk. A beautiful combination of sport, art, poetry, nature and family. INFO: 542-7093 /

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 /

“RAW” — Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. Until Feb. 1 • Sixteen-year-old emerging artist Mackenzie Pardy's premiere exhibition of photographs shot on the 2013 National Geographic Student Expedition to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. This special exhibition is curated by friend and Horton High School International Baccalaureate student Maddy Macdonald. Net proceeds from the sale of the work will be donated to the National Geographic Student Expedition Scholarship Program to give another student the opportunity to participate in a future expedition. INFO: 542-7093 /

Valley Game Night — Gametronics, New Minas 6pm. Also Thursdays, 7pm @ Memorial Library, Wolfville. Board game/card game group. New players welcome! FEE: no charge. INFO: New Horizons Band — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7-9pm. Fun, informal community band under the direction of Brian Johnston. Upbeat contemporary & jazz. FEE: $100 adult (per term), no charge for Acadia/high school students. INFO: Donna, 542-7557 / / peaton.eaton@

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 / Mahone Bay Printmakers — Jack’s Gallery, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Until Feb. 2 • A variety of printmaking techniques on view. INFO: “Visual Tapestry” — Jack’s Gallery, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Feb. 3 - April 6. Opening Feb. 3, 6-7:30pm. • A group exhibition presented by Acadia University Art. Featured are the paintings of Courtney Wilson, Gabriel Both, Judith Leidl, Catherine Surprenant and Josh Orman. Themes include landscapes, seascapes, abstract art,

fantasy art, and the mythological. INFO: 542-7474 x301 / / YOUR ART HERE — Acadia Art Gallery, Wolfville. Until Feb. 15 • Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Acadia Art Exhibition, the Acadia University Art Gallery's annual non-juried exhibition that celebrates the visual creativity of alumni, students, staff, faculty and community. INFO: 585-1373 / / Grand Opening: Your Own Art Gallery — Valley Credit Union, New Minas. Until March • Sponsored by Evangeline Artists' Cooperative & Valley Credit Union. Featuring the work of seven Nova Scotian artists. TIX: no charge. INFO: 542-5415 / “Painting With Yarn” — Designer Cafe, 373 Main St., Kentville. Until Feb. 16 • Rug-hooking by textile artist Kay Lewis. INFO: 365-3322 / Brian Fraser: Colour and Enjoyment — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. During the run of Don’t Tell Mother • Brian works mostly in oils, but he also carves and does some work in copper. “My style … distorted realism,” he says. “It’s great not to take life or yourself too seriously. Sit back and enjoy the ride.” INFO: 670-7235 / Apple Bin Art Gallery — Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville • Valley artist paintings.


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Lecture: Shakespeare as a (Not So) Great Playwright — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 7pm • Talk by Harrison McCain visiting professor. Learn about William Shakespeare as a literary borrower & co-author, set aside your romantic image of him as a solitary genius. This knowledge can help readers to appreciate both the brilliance of playwrights other than Shakespeare and the stylistic differences that mark him as superior to his contemporaries. TIX: no charge INFO: 585-1502 (English Dept.) / Meeting: Multiple Sclerosis Society — Sobeys, New Minas 7:30-8:30pm • The Annapolis Valley Chapter of The Multiple Sclerosis Society. All are welcome to attend.TIX: no charge INFO: 684-3364 / alleeta@

FRIDAY, 24 Film: Jewels - Bolshoi Ballet — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7-9:30pm • Inspired by New York’s 5th Ave. famous jewellery shops, this triptych is a tribute to women and to the cities of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg. Choreographed in 1967 in New York City by George Balanchine. TIX: $20 adult, $15 student/ child @, Home Hardware (Windsor), Box of Delights (Wolfville), Wilsons Pharmasave (Berwick, Kentville), all other Ticketpro outlets, at the door starting at 6:15pm INFO: (678) 348-0503 / ORO! Orkestra Turkish Musik talk — Curling Club, Wolfville 7:30pm • EXPLORING the world of TURKISH MUSIK Public talk with special guest Ahmet Lüleci from Boston, MA. This will be a guided listening session to help you discover the many wonderful sounds and styles of Turkish music. This event is part of ORO! Orkestra's "Turkish Weekend". TIX: no charge INFO: / Axemen Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 8pm (Women’s 6pm) • VS Cape Breton TIX: $10 ($6 Women’s), no charge for Acadia students INFO:

SATURDAY, 25 Robbie Burns Day!

Breakfast — Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville 7:3010am • Bacon/sausage, eggs, hash browns, toast, jam, marmalade, coffee and tea . All proceeds are going to the Legion. TIX: $6 INFO: 542-5869 Sausage and Pancake Breakfast — Community Hall, Sheffield Mills 8am-1pm. Also Jan. 26 • Come to our community hall in Sheffield Mills to enjoy a delicious sausage and pancake breakfast with real maple syrup, blueberry sauce, fresh pressed apple cider, tea and coffee. TIX: $7 adult, $4 children under 12 INFO: 582-7263 / Eagle Watch — Eagle Viewing Field, Sheffield Mills 8am-4pm. Also Jan. 26 • Come to Sheffield Mills to view our majestic eagles. See poster page 8. TIX: no charge INFO: 582-7263 / njackson@ Breakfast — St. James Anglican Church, Kentville 8-10am • Homemade beans, fishcakes, eggs, bacon, toast, muffins, fruit cocktail, tea, coffee and juice. All proceeds for church activities. TIX: $6 minimum donation INFO: 678-3123 /

Soups On! — Farmers Market, Wolfville 8:30am1pm • In celebration of soup, seasonal warmth and the nourishment that comes with intermingling tastes and community gatherings we will have soup sampling using Market Ingredients and soup recipe cards so that you can create these very delectable tastes at home. See ad page 8. TIX: no charge INFO: 697-3344 / Young Naturalist Club: Winter Walk on Snowshoes — Wolfville Waterfront Park (behind Pete’s) 10am • W/ Soren Bondrup-Nielsen of Acadia U. This walk is dependent upon the arrival of more snow, so stay tuned! Snowshoes will be provided for 20 kids and 10 adults. Dress appropriately. Bring something warm to drink. TIX: no charge INFO: 3004465 / facebook: AVYNC ORO! a la TÜRK Dance — Curling Club, Wolfville 10am • ORO! Orkestra is honoured to present master dance teacher ahmet lüleci (from Boston, MA), for a day of Turkish dance in Wolfville! Party Dances workshop @ 10am, Fancy Dances workshop @ 2:30pm. This event is part of ORO! Orkestra's "Turkish Weekend" TIX: $25 regular, $20 students. Both workshops and party $50 regular, $35 students INFO: Community Arts — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 2-5pm • Celebrate Dance! A performance of works by National dance sensation Valerie Calam and her dancers from across Canada. Dance inspired visual art activities and films on dance. Community potluck (5pm) and barn dance (6pm) wi/ The North Mountain Ceilidh Band. All ages welcome and encouraged, reservations encouraged. TIX: Pay what you can, suggested donation $5, $15 per family. INFO: 582-3842 / Axemen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 7pm • VS StFX TIX: $12, no charge for Acadia students INFO: ORO! a la TÜRK Dance Party — Curling Club, Wolfville 7:30pm • Celebrate Turkish music and dance with an ORO! Orkestra dance party! With special guest, master dance teacher ahmet lüleci (from Boston, MA) TIX: $10 regular, $5 students INFO: Concert: FunTime Entertainment Presents!! — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • Get an intimate look into how The Funtime Brigade was created and the mashing of musical styles that brought it to life. W/ The Chimney Swifts, Sewa (aka Split Adams, aka Pete). An arsenal of new songs and a fresh spark inspired by their recent time in the studio. TIX: $10 @ Just Us! (Wolfville) INFO: 698-7375 / thefuntimebrigade@ Dance — Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick 9pm12:30am • W/ Country Heat, country/rock music for all ages. TIX: $5 INFO: 582-1351 / 678-1014 Dance — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9:30pm12:30am • W/ Big Deal. 19 & over. TIX: $6 INFO: 678-8935 /

SUNDAY, 26 Scotian Hiker: Uniacke Estate — 758 Hwy 1, Mount Uniacke 12-4:30pm • This is a stacked loop system with two exits along the way for those who don't wish to hike the entire route. The trail system could be snowy/icy/wet in the woods. Bring: dry socks, lots of

water, and lunch. Count on 3-4 hours to do the full route. See events calendar on website for directions, and be sure to check it on hike day morning in case of changes/cancellations. TIX: no charge INFO:

Snowshoe Races — Reservoir Park, Wolfville 1pm (12:30pm registration) • Suitable for ages 10 and up. Choose from 1, 2, 5, 10km races. TIX: $25 adult, $15 youth INFO/Reg: / Deep Roots Annual General Meeting — Wolfville Farmers’ Market 1:30pm • All members of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative, volunteers, and supporters are invited to attend. Potluck desserts appreciated, any musicians attending are also asked to bring along their instruments for a jam session. TIX: no charge INFO: Variety Show — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 2-5pm • Door prizes, auction, 50/50 draw, ticket auction, canteen, performers: Mark Clark, Robin Wright, Shirley Yorke, Basil Davidson, Stillwater, Cy Brown & the Guys, Carol Edwards & Wayne Brown. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and great entertainment! All proceeds for the Kinette Club of Kentville & District. TIX: donation INFO: 678-8935 Social Ballroom Dancing — Community Centre, Port Williams 3-5pm • Practice your existing dance skills and learn new group dances. You will be able to improve your dance skills through occasional workshops offered by certified dance instructors. Keep fit, have fun and meet new people! TIX: $17.50 per person membership per semester, $5 drop-in fee per couple, per session. INFO: Alan, 678-0375 Fundy Film screens GABRIELLE — Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7 pm • From the team behind Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar, this drama depicts the growing independence of a musically gifted young woman with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition marked by developmental delays and strong social personalities. The film chronicles her life and her budding relationship with a young man at their day centre as their choir prepares for a big concert. Best Foreign Film Oscar entry from Canada! See ad p. 6. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 /

MONDAY, 27 Kentville Town Council Meeting — Council Chambers, Town Hall, 354 Main St., Kentville 7pm • Everyone welcome.TIX: no charge INFO: 679-2500

TUESDAY, 28 Committee of the Whole — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 9am • Committee of the Whole meeting TIX: no charge INFO: county. Public Information — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 1pm • Proposed Land Use Bylaw Text Amendments for reconstruction of commercial livestock barns (File 13-24) and Seasonal Residential (S1) Zone (File 13-27). The meeting is open to the public. TIX: no charge INFO: 690-6139 / Knitting for Beginners — Gaspereau Valley Fibres, Wolfville 6-9pm • Whether you have never picked up a set of needles or you just need a little refresher, instructor Devon Koeller will be happy to get you started. Learn how to cast on, knit, purl

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Groundswell Presentation — Studio-Z, Al Whittle Theatre 7-9pm • Water is the basis of our life here on Earth. The Groundswell project aims to connect with community members & groups to allow for community-based monitoring of local groundwater resources. Jennifer West, the Ecology Action Centre’s Geoscience & Groundwater Coordinator, presents to those interested in being involved. This project will establish baseline data of water levels around Nova Scotia. TIX: donation INFO: 678-3748 / / groundswell

WEDNESDAY, 29 Seniors Information Session — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 10am-12pm • Hants County Seniors Safety Association invites you to attend an informational session: 'Accessing Home Care.' Light lunch served. TIX: no charge INFO: 798-9601 / Fundy Film screens OUR MAN IN TEHRAN — Al Whittle Theatre, 7pm • Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, personally sheltered six Americans during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In the operation known now as "the Canadian Caper" lives were on the line. The Drew Taylor-Larry Weinstein documentary is gripping and informative, stripped of Hollywood embellishments. Wolfville’s Fraser Ash (now working for Rhombus Media, Toronto) was supervising producer. He will introduce the film and provide a Q & A. See ad p. 6. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / info@ A Night of Adventure — Studio Z, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • A Free monthly event where local wilderness enthusiasts share their stories about expeditions and adventure. This month listen to Jan Sebastian La Pierre speak about his incredible nonstop 175km sea kayaking trip from Canso, NS - Sable Island to raise funds for Camp Brigadoon! TIX: no charge INFO: 698-9364 / greeneradventures@gmail. com /

THURSDAY, 30 Sip.Chat.Connect. — Blossoms of the Valley Cafe, 138 Gerrich St., Windsor 8:30am • It’s a new year of networking and making connections! TIX: no charge INFO: / Concert: An Evening with Steve Poltz — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-11pm • Steve Poltz invites us to join him for an evening filled with new songs, older favorites, compassion and belly laughs. Long time Poltz fans know that each of his performances is a unique event, so we're going to see him again with the excitement of the first-timer. TIX: $20 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville) INFO:

FRIDAY, 31 Alzheimer Research Breakfast — Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville 7:15-9am • Guest speakers Susan Kirkland and Gary Markle discuss ways to help persons living with dementia remain independent longer through fashion and home design. TIX: $45 @ INFO: 422-7961 /


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Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to: Giselle - Royal Opera House, Saturday February 15, 2014, 7pm, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Draw date: February 10th Enter all draws: Roast Beef Dinner — Lions Club, Wolfville 5-6:30pm • Roast beef dinner with all the fixings. Take out available. Proceeds to Lions community projects. TIX: $12 adult, $10 children under 10 @ Save Easy (Wolfville), at the door INFO: 542-4508 Live Film: Coriolanus — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7-10pm • National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss directed by Josie Rourke. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. TIX: $20 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), all Ticketpro outlets, at the door one hour before show INFO: 542-7474 / kathy@ Axemen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 7pm • VS UPEI TIX: $12, no charge for Acadia students INFO: Podcast: Make Time for a Good Time, Episode #4 — Studio Z, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7pm • Featured guests: The Hupman Brothers & Darrin Harvey (89.3 K-Rock, aka Uncle D). After recording the episode, we'll turn off the mics and cameras and the Funtime Brigade will jam out a nice bluesy set for our live audience. TIX: $5 INFO: thefuntimebrigade@ / facebook: The Funtime Brigade

SATURDAY, 1 Breakfast — St Andrew's Anglican Church Hall, Hantsport 7-10am • Pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, juice, tea or coffee. Sponsored by the Hantsport & District Lions Club. We will be collecting donated food items for the local Food Bank. Please consider assisting those in need. TIX: $6 adult, $3 children 6-12 yrs., no charge for children under 5 INFO: 684-9529 Breakfast at Bethany — Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot 8-9:30am • Pancakes, eggs, sausages, homemade baked beans and muffins, toast, jam, tea, coffee, juice. Proceeds for church projects. TIX: donation INFO: 678-3198 / Sausage and Pancake Breakfast — Community Hall, Sheffield Mills 8am-1pm. Also Feb 2 • Come to our community hall in Sheffield Mills to enjoy a delicious sausage and pancake breakfast with real maple syrup, blueberry sauce, fresh pressed apple cider, tea and coffee. TIX: $7 adult, $4 children under 12 INFO: 582-7263 / Eagle Watch — Eagle Viewing Field, Sheffield Mills 8am-4pm. Also Feb. 2 • Come to Sheffield Mills to view our majestic eagles. See page 8. TIX: no charge INFO: 582-7263 / Chinese New Year Celebration — Farmers Market, Wolfville 8:30am-1pm • Join us in celebrating The Year of the Horse for Chinese New Year! Acadia Chinese Students and Scholars Association have created a day of colourful and festive events. Join us for children’s craft, dragon dancing, delicious flavours by Market Vendors, Chinese music and more. Wear red for good fortune. TIX: no charge INFO: 6973344 / manager@wolfvillefarmersmarket.caPancake Breakfast Fundraiser — Salvation Army Church, Kentville 9-11am • Fundraiser for the Salvation Army youth group. Storm date Feb. 8 TIX: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under INFO: 670-5235 / patrick_

Kikima Grannies Jewellery Sale — Blomidon Garden Centre, Greenwich 9:30am-4pm • The Kings' Kikima Grannies will be holding a jewellery sale supporting grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren in Kikima Village, Kenya. TIX: donation INFO: 542-3605 / Grow With Art: Children’s Workshop — NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville 1-3pm • W/ Rachel Reeve. Topic: Chinese New Year. Art works can be returned or rented at this time. TIX: $2 per child INFO: 542-0234 / Book Club — Library, Hantsport 2-3pm • Come join us for a discussion of Rockbound by Frank Parker Day. Everybody welcome! Call or visit the library for a copy of the book. TIX: no charge INFO: 684-4005 / Axemen Hockey — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 7pm • VS St. Thomas TIX: $12, no charge for Acadia students INFO:



Human Resource Toolkit Workshop — Paddy's Pub Kentville, Celtic Room, 9am-4pm • Human Resource Toolkit Workshop, presented by TIANS in partnership with Destination South West Nova Association. Tips and advice for operators on how to meet their human resource challenges: planning, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, coaching, and performance management. Registration required. TIX: $165 DSWNA members, $230 non-members. INFO: 6348844 / /

Shattering the Silence Lecture: Allan Gordon Bell — Harvey Denton Hall, Wolfville 11:30am-12:30pm • Recipient of the Order of Canada and Dean of the Faculty of Performing and Creative Arts at the University of Calgary, Allan Gordon Bell discusses his music. Not to be missed. TIX: no charge INFO: 5851244 /

Friends in Bereavement — United Baptist Church, Kentville 2-4pm • Find support, understanding, information, friendship, and confidentiality as you grieve the death of a loved one. Sponsored by Careforce, the Victorian Order of Nurses, RCMP Seniors’ Safety Programs and Mental Health. TIX: no charge INFO: 681-8239 / friendsinbereavement@

Shattering the Silence — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7-9pm • STS Concert 1 (Chaos) by the Acadia University Symphonic Band w/ Ardith Haley ,Russell Peck, Acadia University Wind Ensemble, Acadia Youth Band, Liam Elliot, Scott Good, & more. TIX: donation INFO: 585-1244 /

Public Hearing & Municipal Council — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 6pm • Public Hearing Meeting with the Municipal Council meeting following immediately thereafter. TIX: no charge INFO:

Barefoot Boogie — L'Arche Hall, Wolfville 8-9:30pm • We are back and intend to keep our monthly dances going til summer. Come and move/groove/dance to a one and a half hour world music flow ... conducive to allowing your inner child, your wondrous spirit lots of space to move and play. A scent free event. Bringing drinking water highly recommended. Children are welcome. TIX: $10, $7 student, unwaged & family discounts INFO:

Wolfville & Area Newcomers Club — Farmers Market, Wolfville 7:30pm • Join us for a general overview and introduction to the Kentville Research Centre w/ Dr. Mark Hodges. Dr. Hodges worked at the Centre as a Research Scientist from 1997 to 2010 studying bioactive healthful properties of fruits and vegetables. He assumed position as center Director in 2010. Everyone welcome! TIX: no charge INFO: /

Night Kitchen Sassy! — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8pm • Brought to you byThe Dead Sheep Scrolls. See the line up on the page 4 ad. TIX: $10 regular, $5 students @ Just Us Cafe (Wolfville)


Concert: Still Doin' Time — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9:30pm-12:30am • 19 & over. TIX: $6 INFO: 678-8935 /

SUNDAY, 2 Concert: Annapolis Valley Bluegrass — Lions Club, Berwick 1:30-4:30pm • Annapolis Valley Bluegrass & Old-Time Music association presents; Randy Sheffield & Friends, Country Harmony, Mountain Willow. Canteen & 50/50. We support local charities. TIX: $5 per person INFO: 538-0052 Fundy Film screens MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM — Al Whittle Theatre, 4 & 7 pm • This bio-pic is based on the autobiography of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. The epic film spans Mandela’s exceptional journey from herd boy in rural Transkei to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Idris Elba (The Wire) stars as Mandela. See ad p 6. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / info@

MONDAY, 3 Budget Strategic Workshop — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 9am-4pm • Budget Strategic Workshop on setting priorities for budget. Facilitator TBA. TIX: no charge INFO: 690-6181 /

Municipal Taxation Focus Group — Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas 6:30-9pm (also Thursday, February 7) • The Municipality of the County of Kings is holding a focus group session to present our municipal tax system and obtain feedback from residents on what they believe is working with the municipal taxation system, along with ways to improve or change that system. Limited to 25 people. TIX: no charge, but you must preregister INFO: 690-6181 / Shattering the Silence — Harvey Denton Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm • STS Concert 2 (subText) by the Acadia Music Department w/ Christoph Both, Derek Charke, Steven Naylor, Jeff Reilly, Tom Roach, Peter Togni, Simon Docking, Jennifer Higdon, Jennifer King, Gillian Smith, Norman Adams, Tristan De Borba, Simon Docking. TIX: $20, no charge for Acadia students INFO: 585-1270 / Get Your Heart-On — The Rolled Oat Cafe, Wolfville 7-9pm • Chocolate, Herbs & Spices for Sexy Lovin'! With Mary Beth Clarke, Holistic Nutritionist & Angie Oriana Jenkins, B.A., Herbalist. Learn about the beneficial effects of chocolate & botanical ingredients on your libido & heart!. Go home with delicious sensual delights! TIX: $40 INFO: 680-8839 / oriana@ Axemen Basketball — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 8pm (Women’s 6pm) • VS Saint Mary’s TIX: $10 ($6 Women’s), no charge for Acadia students INFO:

Shattering the Silence — Harvey Denton Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm • STS Concert 3 (Five Islands) by the Acadia Music Department w/students: Melina Coolen, Shane Barrett, Martin Campbell, Shannon Lauriston, Ed Enman, Leo Brouwer, Philip Glass, Colin Macdonald, Tristan De Borba, Paula Rockwell, Naoko Tsujita, Patrick Lynch, Paige Morrissey & Liam Elliot. STS celebrates the joy of creating and performing new music, presenting compelling performances for 21st Century ears. TIX: donation INFO: 585-1270 / Nova Scotia Geoheritage List — Farmers Market, Wolfville 7-9:30pm • Nova Scotia has a rich geological history spanning more than a billion years, much of which is spectacularly exposed on our coastline. Geoheritage sites, both natural and cultural, focus public attention on Earth science. The Atlantic Geoscience Society hosts its annual conference at the Old Orchard Inn on Feb 7 and 8, this public event is part of the conference. Presentation given by John Calder of the NS Department of Natural Resources (Geological Survey), one of the key people responsible for getting UNESCO World Heritage status for the Joggins Fossil Cliffs. TIX: donation INFO: 542-6125 /

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CAMPS: March Break Drama Camp: Colleen Hagen leads the drama camp, Robin Hood (non Musical) during March Break, March 10 - 14. For 9 - 15 year olds. You can also reserve your spot for our summer drama camps! They are filling up quickly as well! FEE: $150 INFO/Register: March Break Rawk Camp: Become a rock star in 3 days! Brought to you be the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre & featuring Speed Control. March 15-17, instruments provided for beginners. Beginners (ages 10+) 10am-12pm, Advanced (ages 12+) 1-4pm. See poster page 15. FEE: $100+hst, limited space INFO/ Register: 798-5841 /

CLASSES/LESSONS: Banjo Lessons: Clawhammer/Frailing/Old-Time banjo teacher now taking students. Located in Canning. FEE: $20/half hour, $40/hr INFO: 698-9611 / Tech One-on-Ones: @ the Wolfville Library CAP Lab. Free tutorials to help you learn about your laptop, e-reader, iPad, email, etc. Call the library to set up a time. INFO: 542-5760. Drumkit 101: Marsh Hawk Drive, Wolfville. Resolve to add a dash of percussion to your life! Beginner and intermediate drum lessons. I have been playing for 12 years, and would love to get to know the community by sharing my passion. Great for kids, dancers, and musicians of other instruments. Email for rates (specials for siblings). INFO: Beginner Guitar Lessons: Acoustic & electric guitar. Styles: Blues, Jazz, Rock, and Folk. FEE: $20/hour, $15/ half hour INFO: Oliver, Adult Ceilidh Workout: Thursdays, Jan. 23 - March 7, 7-8pm (7 weeks + a ceilidh) @ Greenwich Community Centre. Atlantic Canadian style to exciting evolving Celtic music w/certified Irish dance and fitness instructor Niamh Webster T.C.R.G., S.F.I. FEE: $50. INFO/Reg: 582-1786 / Learn to Dance ORO! Orkestra Style: Mondays until Feb. 24, 6:30-7:45pm @ Wolfville Curling Club. W/ Heidi Kalyani, dance leader. Learn stylish moves to go with ORO's grooves! Be ready for the next live musik dance party, January 25th, 7:30pm. ORO! Orkestra plays the wild and beautiful folk dance music of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey. FEE: $40 lessons, $10 dance party. INFO/Reg: / After School Intro to Speed Skating: Thursdays; January 16th - March 6th (8 weeks), 2:45-3:15pm @ Acadia’s Arena. Whether you are new to skating or a racer at heart, give this exciting sport a try! Speed skates will be provided for up to 10 participants. Coaching by Valley Speed Skating Club and Speed Skating Nova Scotia (Todd Langdon & Steve Raftery). Co-ed, grades 6-8. FEE: no charge. INFO: 542-3019 / After School Art: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 - March 5, 3:30-5pm @ Harvest Gallery, Wolfville. W/Terry Drahos. Projects focusing on patterning and mosaics! For kids ages 7-12. FEE: $125 includes all supplies & light snack. INFO: 542-7093 / / After Supper Art (for grown ups): Tuesdays, Jan. 28 - March 4, 7:30-9pm @ Harvest Gallery, Wolfville.

W/Terry Drahos. Focus will be on gestural and figure drawing. FEE: $150 includes all supplies & light snack INFO: 542-7093 / /

WORKSHOPS/RETREATS: Volunteer Screening Workshop: Jan. 28, 10am1pm @ Windsor Regional Library. If you manage volunteers, this workshop is for you. The 10-step process described in the workshop will help to ensure that volunteers’ involvement is meeting the needs of the organizations, the people served, and the volunteers themselves. FEE: no charge, please register INFO: Dana, 840-2102 / Yurt Building/Wheel Building Workshops 2014: Yurt - Jan 24-26 OR Jan 31-Feb 2, Wheel - Feb. 21-23 @ 1459 White Rock Rd, Wolfville. Yurt - learn the practical skills and resources to start building your own yurt! Wheel Building - space is limited. FEE: Yurt - $320+HST for: workshop, yurt camping, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and a yurt zine. Wheel - $875+HST for: workshop, accommodation, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and your completed yurt wheel. INFO: 670-4556 / Toboggan-Making Demonstration: Jan. 25 & 26 @ New Ross Farm. This weekend in the farm workshop, one of our staff will be demonstrating how to make a wooden toboggan. INFO: / Youth Boxing Workshops: Feb. 1, 11am-1pm @ Louis Millett Community Complex, New Minas. For ages 10-14. W/Bryan Gibson, level 5 coach, level 4 judge, former Olympian. A two-hour introductory session to the sport of boxing. Modern equipment makes boxing one of the safest striking sports, a fantastic way to increase fitness levels, confidence, & discipline. All equipment provided. FEE: no charge INFO/Reg: 681-6972 / . Snowshoeing: The Gorge in Kentville, (10am-1pm). Adults (ages: 15+), Jan 19 & Feb 16. Youth (ages: 8-12), Mar 12. FEE: $25 adults, $15 youth INFO/Register: / Weekend with Shakespeare: Jan. 24-26 @ Ross Creek Centre for the Arts w/Ken Schwartz. While aimed at the professional or emerging actor, the workshop is also relevant to teachers and actors of Shakespeare at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Hands-on and intensive, a chance to refine or learn new approaches. FEE: $150+hst (includes meals & accommodation) INFO: 582-3842 / Visual Arts Boot Camp Weekend: Jan. 24-26 @ Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Ages 15-30. Trying to get into art school or just wanting an immersive art experience? Improve your drawing &r painting skills. Designed to assist emerging artists who are either developing material for art-school portfolios or just wanting to make art a bigger part of their lives, with more technical expertise. FEE: $150+hst (includes meals & accommodation). INFO: 582-3842 /

DONATE/VOLUNTEER: Volunteers Spots Available: Volunteer for Smokin' Blues Fest 4 and Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival 2. Email for an application form. Limited positions available. INFO:

NoFrac Wolfville: NoFrac Wolfville has a booth at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Feb. 15. We are looking for a couple of people to help hand out flyers and speak with people about fracking. Contact Marke if you’re interested in a shift. INFO: Robofest Judges: Feb. 15 @ Acadia University. Volunteer at Robofest as a First Lego League Judge and check out the autonomous LEGO-MINDSTORMS Robots built by kids ages 9-14. This friendly annual competition promotes teamwork, creative thinking and problem-solving that gets kids enthusiastic about the sciences at an early age. Help make this event a success and a great time! No experience necessary! INFO/Reg: / Coldest Night of the Year: Open Arms is the only charity providing emergency shelter and crisis assistance in The Annapolis Valley. With the help and participation of the community (individuals / families, businesses and churches), Open Arms is able to continue this important work. Become a Team Captain for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk, join an already established team, or donate today! INFO: facebook: Open Arms / Set Design/Construction: Wolfville Elementary School is presenting The Wizard of Oz this May. They need someone to supervise set design and building— mostly painting, not a lot of construction. INFO: Leone, Come Volunteer with Deep Roots!: Planning the Deep Roots Music Festival takes a full year (and sometimes more!) so we are already working on the 2014 edition. Contact us if you have skills and talents to put to use, and you want to work with a great bunch of people. INFO:

FOR HIRE/PURCHASE: Interior 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, locally-made. INFO: Farmer Eddie, 542-3387 Massiah's Cleaning: The BEST services, prices and quality of work. Stripping and finishing (stripping and waxing), deep scrubbing and finishing (recoating), burnishing (buffing), tile & grout cleaning, cement cleaning and degreasing, carpet cleaning, general cleaning available throughout the Valley, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - even on short notice! Maintenance plans are available! INFO: 691-3614 Andrew's Arborculture: Concerned about trees too close to your home? Damaged branches/downed trees in your yard? Call for insured, safe and experienced tree-climbing for your hazard tree and limb removal. INFO: 542-0829 Conflict Management & Mediation: W/ Sue Barthos, BIS, MBA. Confidential and knowledgeable help from an accredited mediator for individuals, organizations, and businesses. Services include separation agreements, custody/access, parenting plans, elder issues, and group facilitation. FEE: sliding fee scale based on income. INFO: 697-2285 / Acupuncture-Tao TCM: Free consultation with registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist Amin Nasr. A holistic system that includes right diagnosis, treatment, herbs and diet. Book an appointment. INFO: 697-2661 /

SCEI Funding to Hire Summer Co-op Students: The value of co-op students to an organization can be limitless. Students can bring new perspectives, fresh ideas, and energy to your workplace and hiring one is a great opportunity for you to provide a student with a unique and meaningful learning experience! Funding applications are now available to hire talented, senior Acadia University Science, Computer Science, Business and Arts Co-op students for 4 or 8 months with a May 2014 start. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31. INFO: Michelle. (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Geoscience, Math and Statistics, Physics) / Christina.mcrae@acadiau. ca (Arts, Psychology, Computer Science) / (Business Administration, Nutrition and Dietetics) A virtual service eMarketplace in the Maritimes allowing local service buyers and service providers to identify each other to interact online. Find/ register local services for: freelance projects, jobs, contracts, gigs, chores & tasks of any size, etc. Critical mass and early adopters are key in these early days of the site. $20 credits available. INFO: / facebook: GETuPRO

GENERAL: Your Town Council Wants to Hear From You!: Got a question you'd like know about your community? Want to know more about Wolfville’s current municipal budget? Street conditions? Festivals & Events? Send your questions and we'll try to include them in a future issue of our In Focus Community Newsletter. Please include 'E-NEWS' in the subject title. INFO: dbonnell@ Auditions: For CentreStage’s Three to Get Married. January 23 & 30, 6:30pm, downstairs at CentreStage, River St., Kentville. 10 roles, all ages, both genders. Performances Fridays & Saturdays: April 25 - May 31. A historic comedy set near Aylesford in the 1830s. INFO: Director Beth Save the Zion Baptist Church: (Yarmouth) This beautiful church is scheduled to be demolished if an organization or individual does not buy it. It would make a wonderful art gallery, tea room, a local theater with awesome acoustics. The possibilities are endless, especially now that there will be a ferry bringing thousands of people to Yarmouth. But once it is torn down, it can never be replaced. INFO: annmarie_clow@yahoo. ca / facebook: Save Zion Baptist Church Lost Hearing Aid: Lost at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theater on Saturday, January 18th. It’s in a small jewellery-like box and she’s quite upset about it. Please contact Paula if you know anything about it. INFO: Paula, 5424464 Vote Now for the Valley’s Best Businesses!: The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched its annual The Valley’s Best business recognition program. The Valley is fortunate to have businesses that offer great service, support our communities, and offer fair deals. Support your favourites by voting... perhaps The Grapevine as Best Media! Voting ends Feb. 9, results announced Feb. 18, 6pm @ Berwick Lions Hall. INFO/Vote: the-valleys-best



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THURSDAYS: Just Us! (Wolfville): Open Mic w/Kim Matheson (23rd, 30th), w/TBA (6th) 7-9pm

Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Mike Milne (25th), Ian Campbell (1st) 9pm Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): DJ Shorty P, $3 (25th, 1st) 9:30pm-1am

Angles Pub (Windsor): Guy-Paul (23rd), Adam Cameron (30th, 6th) 7-10pm

Anvil (Wolfville): DJ Victor (25th, 1st) 10pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Open Mic w/TBA (23rd, 30th, 6th) 7-11pm

West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Natural Talent Show Band (25th) 10pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (23rd, 30th) 9pm

Dooly’s (New Minas): DJ Miss Mix (25th) 10pm

Library Pub (Wolfville): Tom Hall (23rd, 30th, 6th) 9pm


Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia w/Graham (23rd, 30th, 6th) 9pm

Privet House (Wolfville): Live Jazz w/Ian (26th, 2nd) 12-2pm

Anvil (Wolfville): DJ Lee (23rd, 30th, 6th) 10pm

Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Irish Music Session (26th, 2nd) 8pm



Joe’s Food Emporium (Wolfville): Ron Edmunds Band (24th) 7-10pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/ The Hupman Brothers (27th), w/Beer In The Headlights (3rd) 8pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): 3 Way Radio (24th), The Studebakers (31st) 8pm The Port Pub (Port Williams): Up Dog (31st) 8pm Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (24th, 31st) 6:30-9:30pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Lethal Noize (24th, 31st) 10pm

SATURDAYS: Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): Bob Deveau (25th) 10am-1pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Irish Saturdays w/ Bob & Ro (25th, 1st) 2-4pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): The Good Rockin Band (25th), Hal Bruce (1st) 7pm

TUESDAYS: The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic w/ TBA (28th), w/Ian Brownstein (4th) 8pm T.A.N Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mic & Donna (28th, 4th) 8-10pm Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): Irish Music Session (28th, 4th) 8-10pm

WEDNESDAYS: West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke w/Billy T (29th, 5th) 9pm Troy Restaurant (Wolfville): Ian Brownstein & Friends (29th, 5th) 6pm


The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched its annual The Valley’s Best business recognition program. The link above will take you to the AVCC site where you and your customers can support your business in a number of categories. Voting ends on February 9, and the results will be announced on Tuesday, February 18, at 6pm in the Berwick Lions Hall. Editor’s Note: The voting is a little different this year as you’re only allowed 5 votes in total (there are 25 categories). Therefore, all your votes for The Grapevine as Best Media are certainly appreciated even more so!

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January 23 – February 6, 2014


The Grapevine

January 23 – February 6, 2014

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396 Main St., Wolfville 542-9680


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Wednesdays 10 – 2 Rec Centre, 350 Main St. Kentville

The wheels of progress or the preservation of an Island’s heart and soul?

11 Main St. Wolfville 902-542-9250

Book by Kerri Leier Music and Lyrics by Melissa Vidito Directed by Kerri Leier Musical Direction/Arrangement by Melissa Vidito Choreographed by Alexa Ewert

Tel: 902-681-8181 Fax: 902-681-1945

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Janice Hall Nichols Master Stylist/Hair Designer Walk-Ins Encouraged


438 Main St, Wolfville Tues thru Thurs: 10am-7pm Fri & Sat: 10am-4pm

February 5th-8th, 2014 at the Al Whittle Theatre 450 Main Street, Wolfville NS February 5th-7th 7:30pm February 8th-2:30pm and 7:30pm Children under 16-$10.00 Adult-$12.00 pre-ordered, or $15.00 at the door Groups of 4-$45.00 Tickets can be purchased by calling 697-2515 or emailing

Lauren’s Vale When a big-time businessman wants to put up a resort on the sleepy island of Donovan, everyone thinks it will be awesome … at first. It soon becomes apparent that the hotel will threaten the school, the magical forest area called "Lauren's Vale" and the islanders’ very way of life. What will they do? How much would you be willing to give up in the name of progress? With a cast of unique islanders, earnest children, and lots of complicated interpersonal relationships, this shows offers phenomenal and catchy new music, lots of laughs, fantastic dancing, and a whole lot of heart.

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28 Kentucky Court New Minas, NS B4N 4N2

Written and directed by Kerri Leier (JUMP! and A Brand New Year) with music, lyrics and musical direction by Melissa Vidito (A Brand New Year) and featuring brand new choreographer Alexa Ewert, this show is an absolute must for the whole family.

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The show runs Feb 5-8 at the Al Whittle Theatre with shows at 7:30pm from the 5th to the 7th and 2:30pm and 7:30pm on the 8th.

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Children under 16: $10 Adult: $12 pre-ordered, or $15 at the door Groups of 4: $45

Wide selection of Blinds, Drapery, Upholstery, Paint,Wallpaper, Home Decor Needs

Tickets can be purchased by calling 697-2515 or emailing

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