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or the past four years, The Scotian Hiker's mission has been: To showcase all the outdoor fun, adventure, and beauty available in Nova Scotia. Although the website (scotianhiker.com) only includes the necessities, it states, “We get out there regularly to hike the numerous trails and take part in a variety of outdoor activities, and invite others to do the same. If you are looking to explore as well, you can either use this site as a guide to help you do your own thing, or you are welcome to join in on the group events offered here.”

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fellas you're going to meet, The Scotian Hiker thoroughly understands his surroundings and puts everyone at ease. I've gone hiking with him only a handful of times, but, through the pictures he posts on a regular basis, he constantly provides motivation. World-class nature surrounds and there are many ways for us to get out there and enjoy it. He explained that, the cover image of Cape Split, taken at twilight this past Good Friday, April 18, has undergone just a bit of editing (dust removal, horizon straightening). Joss also had to crop it for the cover. Follow Don on facebook: Scotian Hiker

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ark Bezanson's new album, Half Lies Half Truths, lives up to the ambivalence of its title. The record's themes and music seem frequently at odds: catchy pop riffs deliver biting political exposés, funkrock tunes contain painful psychological narratives, and jazz sections interrupt rock ballads on the emotional vagaries of love. The result? Exhilarating, beautiful, disquieting. Bezanson is unapologetic about the paradoxes penetrating his work. Take “Stumbling”. There's nothing shaky about the harmonizing dual bass parts in this melancholy ballad; they are a solid undertone to the turmoil explored by the song's wronged lover. In a more optimistic but equally perceptive take on love, there is “Montreal”. The lone acoustic guitar, paired with lyrics praising the small things, make this a beautifully guileless offering. As the song that does the least on the album musically, it perhaps says the most. When he's not adding new ridges and furrows to the well-trodden path of romantic love, Bezanson is roving into more treacherous territory. Here, theme tunes for daily life cross expositions on the meaning of family, community, and political life. Posing as a boppy tune for the drive home, “50 Shades of Blue” in fact delivers a caustic commentary on the hypocrisies of American national politics. “Everybody's Got A Story”, meanwhile, overlays an upbeat electric guitar and tambourine with a plodding, morose melody to convey the incongruous reality of a woman who “grew up to believe the world was hers to own” and now

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Try and follow this album's twisting course as closely as you like; every now and then a song will pluck you from your attentive journey and plunge you into the unfamiliar. If the opening verses of “Different Hue” feel mildly repetitive, any doldrums are quickly displaced when the rock song slides into an enthralling jazz section. Bezanson saves the album's biggest surprise, however, for “Oh No”. Its reggae beat punctuated with cheerful sax should make for easy listening. In reality, these are just eerie components in a killer's musical address to his dead lover. Fail to grant “Oh No” the keen ear Bezanson's entire album deserves, and you could get to the elliptic choral ending thinking this was a love song, reggae dance piece, gospel tune, or just about anything but a murder ballad.

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My advice? Approach Bezanson's latest offering with the highest expectations, and expect the unexpected. You can pick the CD up at Union Street Cafe in Berwick, and The Eggplant Cafe in Bridgetown. Online, his CD is at CD Baby and iTunes. You can also contact him via his website: markbezanson.com He’ll be playing with his trio, The Idle Threats, in Kentville: May 9th at the Designers Café from 6-9pm and at The Kings Arms Pub on May 10th from 9pm-12am. Charlotte Rogers

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had a cute rag doll propped in her street-level window with a sign that said, “Help! I want to get back to my owner. Can you help me?” My neighbour is an outgoing grandmother, dog-sitter, storyteller and world-traveler, and I was tickled by her neighbourly way to facilitate the return of a lost doll. I imagined a child on their way to school in another hour, noticing their lost friend in the window and being overjoyed, maybe even tapping on the window in the excitement. I imagined a happy meeting between the child and my jolly neighbour, and the doll being lifted from her perch and tucked back into the arms where she belonged. What a lovely idea, I thought. But then days went by and the doll and her note remained in the window. I was getting concerned. Each day when I passed by I would wonder, Why hadn't the child come for the

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he following are the lengths of mandatory minimum, government-required paid maternity and/or parental leaves for eligible mothers/parents.

Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada: 50 weeks (maternity plus parental leave), or up to 103 weeks for biological mothers claiming other benefits as well as maternity leave. U.K.: 39 weeks (paid maternity leave) Germany: 65 weeks (paid maternity and parental leave); 154 weeks' minimum mandatory unpaid parental leave U.S.: 0 weeks (no mandatory paid maternity or parental leave). 12 weeks' unpaid job-protected leave Russia: 20 weeks' paid maternity leave plus 136 weeks' mandatory minimum paid parental leave Haiti: 42 days (paid maternity leave) Liberia: 90 days (paid maternity leave) Australia: 18 weeks (paid parental leave) Albania: 1 year (paid maternity leave) Denmark: 50 weeks (paid maternity plus parental leave) China: 14 weeks (paid maternity leave) Sweden: 68 weeks' paid maternity leave plus 70 weeks' mandatory minimum unpaid parental leave

educating young musicians and is beginning to be recognized on the national choral music scene as well.

The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir and Shallaway will perform together on Wednesday, May 14, 7pm at the Wolfville Baptist Church.

These two youth choirs have been selected from choirs across the country to perform at Podium, Canada's National Conference for Choral Music. This concert in Wolfville is an opportunity for the choirs to perform together in the Valley before the conference begins. This conference, hosted by Choral Canada and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation, is taking place in Halifax, May 15-18.

Visiting choir Shallaway, conducted by ECMA winner Kellie Walsh, is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning youth choir from St. John's, Newfoundland. With eight choirs in the organization involving over 300 singers, their top chamber choir, Camerata, will also be on tour in Nova Scotia. Shallaway is known for their spellbinding sound and innovative performances. Local choir Annapolis Valley Honour Choir, conducted by Heather Fraser, is quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the Maritimes for

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I later emailed her and she told me the rest of the story. The little girl arrived one night with her mother after seeing the doll in the window. It had fallen from her backpack when she had taken the doll to school to show her teacher. It was indeed special as I had felt it was. Her mother had made it for her.

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doll? Surely others were seeing it each day: why hadn't the word gotten to the owner?! What if they don't come? Will my neighbour just have to throw the doll away…? I bet it was 8 or 10 days of me fretting before, finally, the doll was gone. And for those of us who'd been following the story, my kind neighbour had left a note of explanation: “The doll has been reunited with her owner.”

Do you know an older Nova Scotian who is outstanding for their community service? Consider nominating them (by May 9th) for a Remarkable Senior award at novascotia.ca/seniors/Remarkable-Senior-Awards.asp 3-24 Harbourside Dr. Wolfville NS  B4P 2C1 Tel (902) 542-0050 Fax (902) 542-3423 email: keith@irvingmla.ca www.irvingmla.ca

Join these two choirs for a wonderful evening of song and sharing on May 14, 7pm, at the Wolfville Baptist Church. Admission is by freewill offering at the door. For more information, visit: www.shallaway.com, www.avhc.ca, www.podium2014.ca or contact Heather Fraser, avhcconductor@gmail.com


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We are dedicated to bringing fine fashion to the women of Nova Scotia. Aphrodite Art & Fashion opened in Antigonish in early 2012 and, since that time, our reputation has grown to be a destination for women seeking distinctive and high quality fashions. Now we are coming to the Valley! Just in time for Mother’s Day, from Friday, May 2 (5-9pm) to Sunday, May 4 (all day), we will be at the Horton Community Centre in Grand Pre with our with well-made, artistic fashions at wholesale prices and below. We seek collections that are well made with a high level of artistic flare, attention to detail and produced in countries with fair practices including Europe, the USA and Canada. You don’t want to miss this sale! The business concept was substantiated by an extensive survey of local women and the preparation of a comprehensive business plan. In the process they investigated the provincial Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) concept and quickly found a core group of women who were willing to invest. The Nova Scotia government allows a 35% tax credit for anyone investing in a CEDIF and the federal government allows a CEDIF to be rolled into an RRSP where it can yield another 30 – 40% in federal tax credits.

Oakview Farm & Greenhouse — 7 Longspell Road, Kingsport, 582-7454 / oakview@xcountry.tv / facebook: Oakview Farm And Greenhouse • We are open for our third season, many flowers, herbs, and vegetable transplants available. Open 9am-7pm daily. Visit our FB page. sip.chat.connect. — 454-4646 / sipchatconnect.ca / facebook: Sip.Chat.Connect. • Invest in you and your business by joining us for a stressfree day of networking, learning and rafting on the Shubenacadie River. Participants will learn about the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, appreciating what life has to offer and how to look at things in a positive way. June 27, 7am-5pm @ Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages, Urbania. Wolfville Magic Winery Bus — wolfvillemagicwinerybus.ca • It’s almost time for the 2014 season! This year the bus will run from July 18 to Oct 19. That’s 9 more days than last year. Watch for an opportunity for businesses to advertise in the bus, and check out our website for advance tickets. PS, it won’t be a pink bus this year.

About 10 years ago there was a $1 million winner on an American game show. The final question asked, “According to Hallmark, what is the biggest card-giving holiday of the year? Christmas, Mother's Day, or Valentine's Day?” Can you guess the winning answer? Mother's Day this year falls on Sunday, May 11. The Grapevine would like to thank our mothers for their continued guidance, support, and love. We are fortunate to still be able to say this to them in person....even though it's not as often as it ought to be. What message would you and your business like to send to your mother and/or all the wonderful mothers out there?

Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance & Herbal Education — 680-8839 / sisterlotus.com • Celebrating a birthday & Mother's Day in May! Gift ideas for your mama: 'Rose Cakes' Soap, Chocolate Mint Foot Balm, Wild Rose Face Cream, Goddess Dreams Tea Blend, & lots more!! Harwood House Bed & Breakfast — 33 Highland Ave., Wolfville, 542-5707 / harwoodhouse.com • Mother’s Day always coincides with Graduation Weekend. A very special time for the Leaving Class students and families to celebrate with their Mothers here at Harwood House, the Town’s Boutique B&B.

Owner/Manager Tiiu Poder (left) and Minoli Amit at the recent Saltscapes Expo in Halifax

Kings Physiotherapy — 28 Kentucky Ct., New Minas, 681-8181 / kingsphysio@ns.sympatico.ca / kingsphysio.com • Kings Physiotherapy and Sport Chek have partnered to celebrate National Physiotherapy Month in May! Win $300 worth of gym equipment for your school and a pita party for your class! Visit our website for a ballot to enter! Bitter Sweet Boutique — 344 Main St., Wolfville, 542-3331 • We ♥ Moms! Save the date: Exclusive event on May 4th: buy one, get one 50% off full-price clothing at your local boutique. OH SO Bitter Sweet! Flowercart — 9412 Commercial Street, New Minas, 681-2349 / flowercart.ca / facebook: Flowercart • Your Mum would love a break from the kitchen, so give her a chance to win a beautiful big barbecue. Bishop & Company are raffling a barbecue as a fundraiser for Flowercart. Tickets are $5 and are being sold at their offices in Wolfville. The winning ticket will be drawn on June 30. Contribute to Flowercart’s building campaign and please Mum, too. Buy your ticket now!

Little Foot Yurts — 1459 White Rock Rd., Gaspereau, 670-4556 info@lfy.ca / lfy.ca • Treat your mother to a Fair Trade Bazaar in a yurt! Explore high-quality crafts, from textiles and jewellery to felted carpets and textile art to women's accessories, handbags and home wares. Support the mothers from around the world that sell through fair trade networks. Little Foot Yurts is co-organizing the bazaar on May 10th & 11th from 10am-5pm, Victoria Park, Halifax: fairtradebazaar.ca Valley Family Fun — info@valleyfamilyfun.ca / valleyfamilyfun.ca • Thanks to all the moms out there who are often the foundation and organizer of family fun. Thanks to my mom for encouraging me to write and letting me organize everyone. But, most importantly, for teaching us about having fun together as a family! SoundMarket Recording Studios — 63 Pleasant Street, Wolfville, 542-0895 / facebook.com/ soundmarket • Music producers Terry Pulliam and Kory Bayer invite musicians/songwriters to visit our professional studio. Gold-recordwinning service and gear. Low rates and assistance with funding. We’ll capture your sound your way! Under the Tuscan Moon — Diane Schofield CAP, 678-5414 / dschofield@avdha.nshealth.ca • At the “Under the Tuscan Moon” Gala, guests enjoyed an exceptional four-course meal paired with amazing local wine, along with a silent auction and great entertainment. The Gala raised $58,000 for the Maternal and Child Care Unit at Valley Regional Hospital. Funds raised support our campaign goal of $180,000 to purchase six fetal monitors. A very successful event! CANgaroo Tennis — New Minas, canga@cangarootennis.com / cangarootennis.com • Summer Camps and programs offered in Kentville and New Minas

all summer long for kids, teenagers and adult classes. Natural Touch Reflexology & Reiki — Hwy 12, North Alton, 678-0454 / 691-4148 / naturaltouchreflexologyandreiki.com • Mothers are usually the hardest working members of the family unit. They wear many hats from working outside of the home, volunteering at school functions and taxi drivers for their children's activities. To show appreciation for all Moms, book a Reflexology or a Reiki session in the week of May 5th to May 10th - mention this ad and they can enjoy a 1 hour session for only $20. Happy Mother's Day. Apple Valley Driving School Inc. — 30 Highland Ave, Office 628, Acadia U. Students' Centre, Wolfville, 542-4422 / 698-2332 / applevalleydriving.ca • Mom can relax when you receive driving lessons from the pros. Learn with us and let your Mom breathe a sigh of relief. Eden's Treasures & Gifts — Cambrooken Court, Coldbrook, 678-1110 / facebook: Eden's Treasures & Gifts • Celebrate your Mom with an unique, one of a kind gift, handcrafted by local artisans. Join Eden's Treasures & Gifts on Facebook for other daily gifts suggestions to help make Mother's Day special. Gaspereau Valley Fibres — 830 Gaspereau River Road, 542-2656 / gaspereauvalleyfibres.ca • Moms knit for everyone but Mom! Treat yourself this Mother's day by taking part in our Annual Yarn Yard Sale on May 10, 9am and grab some goodies to spoil yourself!


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around town?? take up a lot These youngof this column sters look ready discussing to razzle-dazcommunity zle with their theatre and talents. We all encouraging know the story you all to go and of Dorothy as support the loshe is swept cal theatre comaway to Oz and panies and the has to find her shows they've way back to been working so Kansas, right? hard to prepare Well, with the for an audience. talented kids Nine times out of Wolfville of ten I just School, you'll happen to be IN the shows I Photo: Mike & the cast of Three to Get Married be in for a trip to Oz like never promote in this before. Showtimes are May 8, 9, 10 at 7pm column, but sit back and read about THREE with a 2pm Matinee on May 10. Tickets are $5 shows coming up that you must go see and and can be purchased through Box of Delights here's a little incentive: I'm not in ANY of them! This is wonderful news, not just for you, in Wolfville or at the door. You can RSVP wolfvilleozmusical2014@gmail.com if you but also mostly for ME because that means I need to. Help support the school and all the can go and sit in the audience and enjoy these hard work these kids put into their show! productions and not worry about remembering lines, entrances, prop placement, and so And once you've returned from Oz, how about on. I am really looking forward to this! a trip to revolutionary France to be a part of St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets production of Les Because I am Wolfville Elite (ha ha), I was alMiserables coming to the Festival Theatre in lowed to attend the dress rehearsal to the latWolfville. Seen by more than 65 million people est Centrestage offering Three to get Married, in 42 countries and in 22 languages around which opened April 25. This historic comedy the globe, Les Miserables (based on the book by Kay Hill is set near Aylesford in the 1830s. It tells how a resourceful clergyman sets out to by Victor Hugo) is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 29th year. marry off his three daughters. With the running of the first stagecoach in Nova Scotia, the government is offering a subsidy of 25 pounds Set against the backdrop of 19th-century to any householder on the route who will open France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling his home as an inn for the passengers. Horatio story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless Dogberry (played by Darrell Doucette) accepts testament to the survival of the human spirit. the subsidy and lies in wait for eligible male The story focuses on ex-convict Jean Valjean, passengers. Will it happen? Not if Aunt Lizzie (Nancy O' Halloran) has anything to say about who is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert, after he breaks parole. When it! Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives The play was delightful! The actors were wellchange forever. cast, the script was witty, and the production has some wonderful moments. It was nice Les Misérables is the show of shows, and the to see some of my past cast-mates (Ryan Stage Prophets, I guarantee, will not disapTrimper, Ryan MacNab and Hannah Gerrits) point in their production. in different roles. They were all excellent. Visit www.centrestagetheatre.ca for more details on Director Mary Hanneman has assembled a this terrific group of actors. stellar cast and if you've seen previous years’ offerings, then you know there's no boundarThree to Get Married, directed by Beth Irvine, ies to Mary's vision of these productions. I am is playing in the Upper Performance Centre at CentreStage There are no wheelchair accessible pumped to be in the audience for this one! washrooms on that level. The chairlift will be Les Miserables will be performed at the operational. It is being performed May 2, 3, 9, Festival Theatre in Wolfville May 15, 16, 17, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. All performancand 18 at 7pm with a matinee performance es start at 8pm. There are Matinee perforon May 17 at 1:30. Tickets are on sale now mances May 11th and 18th starting at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and at Box of Delights and the Acadia Box Office in Wolfville, The Designer Café and the St. Students and can be purchased at the door. Joseph's Church Office in Kentville, and M&M It is recommended that you call 678-8040 to Meats in New Minas. reserve, as seating is limited. Enjoy the shows, everyone! Next up is a trip down the yellow brick road Mike Butler with Wolfville Elementary as they perform the Wizard of Oz! Have you seen the posters

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Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny freewillastrology.com

Horoscopes for the week of May 1st

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “My personal

philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” So said Taurus-born Edwin Land, the man who invented the Polaroid camera. I have a feeling these might be useful words for you to live by between your birthday in 2014 and your birthday in 2015. In the coming 12 months, you will have the potential of homing in on a dream that will fuel your passions for years. It may seem to be nearly impossible, but that’s exactly what will excite you about it so much -- and keep you going for as long as it takes to actually accomplish.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I wish there was a way you could play around with construction equipment for a few hours. I’d love it if you could get behind the wheel of a bulldozer and flatten a small hill. It would be good for you to use an excavator to destroy a decrepit old shed or clear some land of stumps and dead trees. Metaphorically speaking, that’s the kind of work you need to do in your inner landscape: move around big, heavy stuff; demolish outworn structures; reshape the real estate to make way for new building projects. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the Transformers movies, Optimus Prime is a giant extraterrestrial warrior robot. His body contains an array of weapons that he uses for righteous causes, like protecting Earth’s creatures. His character is voiced by actor Peter Cullen. Cullen has also worked extensively for another entertainment franchise, Winnie the Pooh. He does the vocals for Eeyore, a gloomy donkey who writes poetry and has a pink ribbon tied in a bow on his tail. Let’s make Cullen your role model for now. I’m hoping this will inspire you to get the Eeyore side of your personality to work together with the Optimus Prime part of you. What’s that you say? You don’t have an Optimus Prime part of you? Well, that’s what Eeyore might say, but I say different.

understand that you don’t have to imitate the stress-addled workaholics and self-wounding overachievers in order to be as proficient as they are? Are you coming to see that if you want to fix, heal, and change the world around you, you have to fix, heal, and change yourself? Is it becoming clear that if you hope to gain more power to shape the institutions you’re part of, you’ve got to strengthen your power over yourself? Are you ready to see that if you’d like to reach the next level of success, you must dissolve some of your fears of success?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Beauty is the

purgation of superfluities,” said Michelangelo. Do you agree? Could you make your life more marvelous by giving up some of your trivial pursuits? Would you become more attractive if you got rid of one of your unimportant desires? Is it possible you’d experience more lyrical grace if you sloughed off your irrelevant worries? I suggest you meditate on questions like these, Virgo. According to my interpretation of the astrological omens, experiencing beauty is not a luxury right now, but rather a necessity. For the sake of your mental, physical, and spiritual health, you need to be in its presence as much as possible.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’m pretty sure

God wants you to be rich. Or at least richer. And I know for a fact that I want you to be richer. What about you? Do you want to be wealthier? Or at least a bit more flush? Or would you rather dodge the spiritual tests you’d have to face if you became a money magnet? Would you prefer to go about your daily affairs without having to deal with the increased responsibilities and obligations that would come with a bigger income? I suspect you will soon receive fresh evidence about these matters. How you respond will determine whether or not you’ll be able to take advantage of new financial opportunities that are becoming available.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The U.S.

military budget this year is $633 billion. In comparison, the United Nations’ peacekeeping budget is $7.8 billion. So my country will spend 81 times more to wage war than the U.N. will spend to make peace. I would prefer it if the ratio were reversed, but my opinion carries no weight. It’s possible, though, that I might be able to convince you Scorpios, at least in the short run, to place a greater emphasis on cultivating cooperation and harmony than on being swept up in aggression and conflict. You might be tempted to get riled up over and over again in the coming weeks, but I think that would lead you astray from living the good life.

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

Matthew McConaughey prides himself on his willingness to learn from his mistakes and failures. A few years ago he collected and read all the negative reviews that critics had ever written about his work in films. It was “an interesting kind of experiment,” he told Yahoo News. “There was some really good constructive criticism.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, now would be an excellent time for you to try an experiment comparable to McConaughey’s. Be brave!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Oracle: I might be hallucinating, but recently I swear my pet iguana has been getting turned on whenever I disrobe in front of it. My naked body seems to incite it to strut around and make guttural hissing sounds and basically act like it’s doing a mating dance. Is it me, or is the planets? I think my iguana is a Capricorn like me. - Captivating Capricorn.” Dear Capricorn: Only on rare occasions have I seen you Capricorns exude such high levels of animal magnetism as you are now. Be careful where you point that stuff! I won’t be shocked if a wide variety of creatures finds you extra alluring.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Eat like you love yourself,” advises author Tara Stiles. “Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” Those four prescriptions should be top priorities for you, Aquarius. Right now, you can’t afford to treat your beautiful organism with even a hint of carelessness. You need to upgrade the respect and compassion and reverence you give yourself. So please breathe like you love yourself. Sleep and dream like you love yourself. Think like you love yourself. Make love like you love yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If blindfolded,

most people can’t tell the difference between Pepsi and Coca-Cola. But I bet you could, at least this week. Odds are good that you will also be adept at distinguishing between genuine promises and fakes ones. And you will always know when people are fooling themselves. No one will be able to trick you into believing in hype, lies, or nonsense. Why? Because these days you are unusually perceptive and sensitive and discerning. This might on occasion be a problem, of course, since you won’t be able to enjoy the comfort and consolation that illusions can offer. But mostly it will be an asset, providing you with a huge tactical advantage and lots of good material for jokes. Homework: Think of the last person you cursed, if only with a hateful thought if not an actual spell. Now send them a free-hearted blessing.

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FAMOUS PEOPLE PLAYERS W

e are thrilled to invite you to join us for a very special gala event, Celebrating Diversabilities, with the world-renowned Famous PEOPLE Players. This award-winning black-light theatre group has dazzled audiences on Broadway, at Radio City Music Hall, and in Las Vegas. Now we are bringing them to you at Acadia's Festival Theatre on Thursday, May 8, at 6:30pm. Our evening will include a reception featuring local food and wine, a raffle with stunning prizes to help raise funds, and an unforgettable performance from the Famous PEOPLE Players. If you are unfamiliar with this Canadian treasure, you can check out their turn on The Rick Mercer Report on YouTube. All proceeds will go to the L'Arche Homefires Building Our Dream campaign to support the renovation of our hall, which will provide an upgraded, accessible, community space for all of L'Arche's day programs and staff. Tickets are on sale now for $100 each, with a charitable tax receipt provided for $50. To purchase tickets, please call the Acadia Box Office at 542-5500 or order online at: boxoffice.acadiau.ca. If you cannot join us on May 8 but wish to support Building Our Dream, please visit the L'Arche Homefires webpage at: larchehomefires.org and click on “Donate Now”. Ingrid Blais,Director L'Arche Homefires director@larchehomefires.org

May 1 – 15, 2014

Young Artist Cover Competition! The Grapevine is looking for an Apple Blossom cover! Send us a high resolution scan of your artwork and we'll showcase the winner's piece on the Apple Blossom issue of the Grapevine, May 29. Open to artists aged 0-18. For more information, contact: info@grapevinepublishing.ca FYI: The Annapolis Valley Regional Libraries have scanners & Public Access computers.

Celebrate 25 Years of People First!

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his will be the best party of Victoria Day Weekend! Also a great deal! Tickets will include a banquet, a world premiere of a new documentary produced by People First, and a double-bill dance with The Fun Time Brigade and Winehardt! All for only $60! Not only will it be a fun night out for the lucky ones who get tickets, but it will be inspirational. You'll meet people from our own community who are proving that prejudice and stigma have no legitimate place in our community. They will show us a road map to our collective future that will help us all take better care of each other, have more fun, and prosper beyond our dreams. Don't delay! Reserve your tickets now! No later than Friday, May 9! Call the Old Orchard Inn to get your ticket: (902) 542-5751. Learn more about People First Nova Scotia here: peoplefirstns.ca

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The Acadia Page Canadian Choralscapes: From Sea to Sea

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rom coast to coast, join some of Canada's top young singers as they bring our nation to life through song. On Friday, May 9, the National Youth Choir of Canada will perform Canadian Choralscapes: From Sea to Sea at Denton Hall Auditorium, 12 Horton Ave, Acadia University at 7:30pm. This is a rare opportunity to hear the ensemble perform as they tour Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Every two years, singers between the ages of 18 and 25 are auditioned across the country to form the National Youth Choir. Initiated in 1984, the choir has won critical acclaim across Canada since its inception. This year's ensemble will be led by Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, Director of Choral Programs at the University of Toronto.

ensemble. In celebration of this long-running program, Canadian Choralscapes: From Sea to Sea highlights sacred texts, art music and colourful arrangements of folk songs from our great country. The collective voices of the country's top emerging choral musicians will bring life to this all-Canadian composed program. From the sacred works of Imant Raminsh and Healey Willan to the celebration of folk traditions with the music of Donald Patriquin, Mark Sirett and Stephen Chatman, the program is sure to provide the audience with a magical experience and a true reflection of the Canadian mosaic. Members of this impressive ensemble include students and graduates of the Acadia University School of Music. Tickets ($15) are available at the door at Denton Hall Auditorium.

This year's edition of the National Youth Choir marks the 30th anniversary of the first

FRIENDS OF THE ACADIAN FOREST NATIVE PLANT SALE You shop local, eat local, now it's time to garden local! Buy native plants, help improve biodiversity and create habitat for wildlife.

Friends of the Acadian Forest Native Plant Sale Saturday May 3rd, 9am – 12pm Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Acadia University, Wolfville NS Our volunteers have been busy in the greenhouse propagating native plants all winter long! The plants have been lovingly grown from seed collected in the Gardens. We have over 30 native species available for sale this year including ground-covers, perennials and shrubs. For a complete list of plants join our Facebook event page. We're pleased to be welcoming back Baldwin Nurseries and Helping Nature Heal. They will be bringing native trees, shrubs and perennials as well as educational material on ecological gardening and sustainability. We're excited about a new addition to the sale this year, Fernwood Plant Nursery who will be offering a great selction of native ferns, perfect for that shady location in your garden! Melanie Priesnitz Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

May 1 – 15, 2014

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MAKE BREASTFEEDING YOUR BUSINESS Seeing breastfeeding-friendly signs as they enter local businesses and public spaces comforts breastfeeding mothers and educates the community. Temma Frecker, mother of 6-month-old Teo, appreciates knowing that she has welcoming places in the Wolfville community to feed her baby. In Wolfville, the Just Us! Café, the Farmers' Market, the Memorial Library, Il Dolce Far Niente Café, and the Acadia campus are some of the local businesses that are “breastfeeding friendly”. Hopefully there will be more to come, thanks to the “Make Breastfeeding your Business” campaign, run through Annapolis Valley Public Health (see contact information below). A blue breastfeeding sign indicates that a business not only offers a nice environment for mothers and babies, but that their staff has received specific training on creating breastfeedingfriendly spaces. In this training, staff are made aware of breastfeeding as a human right, are offered suggestions about how to make the space more welcoming to women, and are made aware of situations where mothers have been removed for public breastfeeding. They are trained in the ways to best handle customer-service situations so that a mother is never removed or sent to a bathroom to feed her child. Acadia students from Barb Anderson's Community Nutrition class have also been involved in creating tools that local businesses can use to heighten awareness of breastfeeding. Students have created signs and table tent cards that businesses can use, as well as an app that shows mothers which businesses are breastfeeding-friendly. Keeley Carter, the manager of the Just Us! Café, has been busy implementing the students' tools and creating a cozy atmosphere for breastfeeding moms. The students are enjoying the “real-world” impact of their project. Student Ashley Taylor “hopes that their efforts can help spread the word on why breastfeeding-friendly communities matter.” By creating community-wide support for mothers, we help shift the culture and raise breastfeeding rates that are sadly the second-lowest in the country. For more information about the “Make Breastfeeding your Business” program, contact Stacy Hanninen from the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority shanninen@avdha.nshealth.ca (902) 538-1430. Karen Shepard, karen@justuscoffee.com


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THE STORY OF THE MONTAGUE

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lan ahead to be entertained! The Story of the Montague is a film documenting the search for the first known shipwreck in the Kings County area after the arrival of the New England Planters. The film will be presented by the Kings Historical Society and filmmaker Stephen Wilsack of Innovative. Join us at Wolfville's Al Whittle Theatre on Friday May 2, at 8pm. Months of research and filming have created this unique and fascinating story from our rich, historical past. Hear what the experts have to say and come see what has been discovered! Tickets ($12) are on sale at the Box of Delights in Wolfville and the Kings County Museum and R.D. Chisholm in Kentville. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call the Kings County Museum at 678-6237. Kate Adams, Kings Historical Society

May 1 – 15, 2014

FAMILY FUN IN THE VALLEY Mothers are our foundations!

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oms are often the foundation of our family. They are often the ones who keep the kids' schedules, provide the chauffeuring, and even maybe make most of the meals. In many cases, they are the organizers of family fun! (A big shout-out to all the dads who do their equal part!) This Mother's Day, why not surprise mom with some family fun? Valley Family Fun has lots of great ideas to get you started. Why not make something unique for mom at the Clayground in Wolfville, or get a handcast ornament done through Wee Piggies and Paws? Give her a certificate to have family photos done with one of our many local photographers. I know I would appreciate a day off at the spa!

Better yet, why not plan a special adventure with mom? Would she like a walk in the woods? A family picnic? A trip to the theatre? You know your mom best! Whatever you do, be sure to say thanks to all the moms for doing all those thankless jobs! Be sure to visit www.valleyfamilyfun.ca for all your ideas! Laura Churchill Duke info@valleyfamilyfun.ca |www.valleyfamilyfun.ca

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Cheri Killam is happily married to Michael 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 currently works at Nathanson Seaman Watts. When not blogging or learning to be a lawyer, Cheri reads like a fiend and runs. She also loves all things local! Obviously. Solomon not so much. Then I told him he had to try one and he said “Then why did you ask if I wanted to?” Smart aleck. I think I said something like “Because SCIENCE!” They each took one...and then came back for thirds and fifths. The pickles are just what you'd want: crisp and tangy and a little sweet. I love the undercurrent of apple-cider vinegar. Completely delicious. Finally: a use for all the million zucchinis from that one measly plant you plunked into your garden as an afterthought!

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lara has been accompanying me to the market for the past few weeks, and each time her eye is invariably drawn to the glowing soft pink light emanating from the Helen B's Preserves booth. See, someone at Helen B's got the inspired idea to put a light behind their apple jelly so customers could bask in the perfect pinky glow. Clara is like a moth to a streetlight. Imagine her glee when I steered her straight to the Helen B display this week. I always like to go that extra step for you, dear readers, so I asked Mike (the SON of Helen B) to recommend something that might not be what I would pick easily. Mike's first recommendation was the zucchini pickles. Zucchini bread and butter pickles, you might be thinking, but you would be italicizing that thought incorrectly. Next time, try thinking like this: Zucchini!!! Pickles!!! We accepted the jar with some trepidation and then chose some other delights. I picked out Mulled Cider Jelly, and Scrooge Jam (which is a combo of lots of berries and stuff), and a Muscat Wine Jelly. I will not be reviewing the wine jelly because it was a gift to my dear old Dad whose eyes lit up when he saw the label. As for the aforementioned pink paradise jam, Clara got to select a jar of apple jelly and she was finally able to hold that pinky goodness in her hot little hands. When we got home I opened the jar of zucchini pickles and called out, “Who wants to try zucchini pickles?” Clara and Max were keen,

Next we had to try the jellies and jams. I know that sampling sweet flavourful gorgeously glistening blobs of pure joy is not everyone's thing, but I do the tough jobs for you. We decided to kill two birds with one stone: we'd been invited out to dinner, so we decided Thumbprint Cookies would be the perfect vehicle for sampling the flavours. Credit for cookie-making belongs to Mike and Clara, and maybe Solomon a bit, too. I'm here to tell you this is a fantastic use for these jams. The apple jelly is luscious and exactly what you'd expect and want from an apple jelly. The Scrooge jam is a lovely mixture that makes every bite a little different. It's a great blend of flavours with BIG chunks because the berries are mostly whole. It looks really pretty and it tastes really pretty, too. My big favourite, however, was the mulled-cider jelly. It combines everything I love about mulled cider without the dribbling-on-myshirt and (usually) freezing-cold scenario in which I'm drinking it. Plus: no prep time! You don't have to smell it for hours on your stove, only to have your hand slapped away when you're about to take a teeny tiny sample. No: you can just open up a jar of this goodness and enjoy that lovely robust and earthly delight that is hot apple cider with a sprinkling of warm inviting spices. Yummy. It's like apple jelly for the more discerning palate. Which is going to be my line when the kids ask for it and I give them the straight-up apple jelly instead. Helen B's preserves can be found at the Wolfville Farmer's Market every week and at many other locations. Check out their website: helenbspreserves.weebly.com/ and 'like' them on Facebook. Cheri Killam


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as there are limitless tunes, chords, notes, etc. He hopes to continue playing, writing, and singing forever.

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“I remember, as if it were yesterday, the first time I heard the music of Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, or the Bee Gees—my favorite singer-songwriter-performers who had incredible talent, imagination and stage presence and left a lasting impression on me. You never forget the first time you are blown away by a performer, at least I don't.”

And guess what? Have you ever had a dream of learning guitar and playing music for yourself or for an audience? Now you can learn from this guitar prodigy, because Liam is offering guitar lessons to pass on what he knows to others and to learn better from it. His email is Liampotter99@gmail.com, his website is Liampotter.com, and you can always hit him up on Facebook for more information or to make contact about lessons.

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hree years ago (almost to the day!), I wrote a Who's Who profile on a young musician named Jesse Potter. This was my opening paragraph:

Well, I could easily use the same opener, word for word, for this Who’s Who about Jesse's younger brother Liam Potter, because I will never forget standing in TAN Café, early on in my co-hosting days of Open Mike and Donna, when a blond, curly-haired youngster of maybe 10 or 11 sat down, played his guitar and brought the café to its feet. And some three years later, he is still bringing audiences to their feet and showing off his incredible talent. Liam Potter is from Kingsport. He's homeschooled and loves that form of being educated. Liam is what I would describe as an old soul. At the age of 14, he possesses an intense love and appreciation for music, and it oozes from him. Both the mature and carefree attitudes that Liam presents when performing, even at a young age, make him seem like a seasoned pro. What a career this guy has had and in such a short period of time. Liam played at the Blossom Blues show, which is put on by Deep Roots, during the Apple Blossom Festival. Matt Anderson headlined that event and Liam

RETRO RUNWAY FASHION his month, Wolfville's Retro T Runway Fashion is

celebrating its 17th anniversary. I caught up with owner, Julie Page, to get the backstory on Retro's long success.

Charlotte: First off, congratulations! 17 years is quite an achievement. What made you start Retro back in 1997? Julie: It was a combination of two things: a love for retro clothing and a strong desire to run my own business. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs.

opened for him! That was in 2011, when Liam was just 12 years old! You can YouTube “Liam Potter Blossom Blues” for a sneak peek. Liam has also played the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Riverfest, and the Fox Mountain Smokin' Blues Fest, just to name a few! “I got started at a very young age,” says Liam. “l really looked up to my brother a lot as a young feller, and he took the opportunity to teach me a few things. In terms of what l mostly play today, it all started with this DVD on how to play blues for beginners. It was pretty simple G C D notes and stuff, but I was in awe because I could apply scales my brother taught me to them and it sounded great! Then I moved on to more complicated blues, and blues scales, and then I moved on to country blues like the Hupman Brothers.” I've always known Liam to be a bluesman, but I was surprised to learn that the blues is actually not Liam's favorite genre of music. He loves the blues sound, but he plays a lot of different styles of music, everything from mad punk to Chopin, and he hopes to branch out into more styles as he keeps at it. Liam says he loves music because the subject never ends, Charlotte: What's your favourite thing about owning Retro? Julie: Running Retro brings me so much joy. Doing what I love every day energizes me; whatever I put in comes back. Charlotte: What do you look for when you're selecting stock? Julie: I've come to know what my customers want and I keep a catalogue in my head of what sells. Charlotte: Has the store seen any major changes over its 17 years? Julie: I now offer sewing and repairs at the store. I've also started making items myself, including shirts, pants, bags, wallets, infinity

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In his spare time, Liam has been doing some volunteer work around the Valley, He has been getting more involved with artistic things like painting, drawing, sculpting, and he's found another passion in abstract and surrealist art. I bet we can expect amazing creations from Liam in that field too! Liam states, “The support is amazing around the Valley. It's such a nice, happy place. A lot of the people around the Valley inspired me to grow in music and move further, and I thank you all for that and I just want to be able to make a living off my music. I know that the music industry isn't exactly what it used to be. But I hope I can make something out of it.” For now, I highly suggest finding Liam at one of the local open mics or catching him on the streets playing or at the market strumming on his guitar. Make a point to find him and listen to him play: you will never forget it! Mike Butler

scarves and pillows. Charlotte: We should give a shout-out to kitty for her service too! How long has Stripey been at the store? Julie: Stripey has been luring customers in for eight years. She even has her own fan page on retrorunway.com!

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Slice Soapworks is a natural Slice Soapworks Goat Milk Soaps soap company, 684-0014 / slicesoapworks.com featuring soaps containing goat milk produced from our own herd of alpine goats, honey from our own bees and herbs grown by us! We also make a variety of other body care items like natural deodorant, lotions and whipped shea butter.

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Recipe:

My Grandmother's Chocolate Mousse

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Recipe Ingredients: 1 bar of 80% dark chocolate (Just Us!) 4 eggs (from the market!) 4 Tablespoons sugar Any fresh berries for decoration.

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Recipe Instructions:

Split eggs in whites and yolks. Beat egg whites until very stiff. Beat sugar and egg yolks until frothy. Break chocolate bar and melt chocolate in microwave or au bain Marie (2 min 'defrost' does it in my microwave). Mix chocolate with egg yolks-sugar mix. Slowly add stiff egg whites. Distribute over 4 dessert cups. It will stiffen quickly in the fridge. Decorate with fresh berries just before serving.

I am proud of the soap I make and sell. Yes, the soap uses milk from my own herd of goats and this adds a special quality...but it's also a recipe I personally developed to be not only gentle and moisturising, but also to have a good creamy lather and yet still hold up well to daily use without dissolving quickly.

What do you love best about coming to Market?

I love the energy of a farmer's market. It is almost like having a big extended family in the other vendors, friends and customers. We come together from many different areas and backgrounds but with a commonality in food, in support of local business and community.

What values motivate you in the way you run your business and create or grow your product?

I think that we should buy and use items with intention, not mindlessly and so then I should also put this intent into what I create. Even something as simple as a bar of soap should be beautiful, feel wonderful, and nourish the senses. We often have busy lives and should remember to stop and smell the soap!

Customer Profile:

Catherine Coles How long have you been a customer of the Wolfville Farmers' Market and how often do you come?

I have been a weekly customer of the market for many years; I have fond memories of holding down tents in our Nova Scotia gales! I'm now involved with the Kentville Market; I come to Wolfville about twice a month.

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I love the feeling of people and community at the market and, of course, the great, fresh food! I also like being able to buy other essentials like soap and gifts.

If you were to tell a friend why you come to the Wolfville Farmers' Market, what would you tell them? I like buying food that is fresh from someone I trust and helping to keep my neighbours in meaningful employment. I want to ensure that these types of small producers stay in my area. Also, it's a lot more fun than big-box store shopping!

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Chef Lewis Acker's Mulligatawny Ingredients ● 2 tbsp canola oil ● 3 cooked and chopped chicken breasts ● 1/2 c. cooked long-grain rice ● 2 tbsp Madras curry paste ● 1 tsp minced fresh ginger ● 1 c. minced carrot ● 1 c. minced onion ● 1 c. minced celery ● 3 c. chopped apple ● 1/2 c. coconut milk ● 1 litre chicken stock ● 2 green onions, thinly sliced ● 1.5 tbsp brown sugar (less if you like it a little spicy)

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Mulligatawny is one of the most popular soups at The Port Pub and Bistro in Port Williams. What is mulligatawny? It's a curry-flavoured chicken soup that comes from the Tamil words for pepper and water. This soup warms the heart, tickles the taste buds and takes you back to the days when your mom would serve you hot flavourful bowls of hearty goodness. Happy Mother's Day from the folks at The Port Pub.

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Instructions: Heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the oil, ginger, celery, carrot and onion. Sweat the vegetables until soft. Next add the chicken stock, curry paste and brown sugar, and bring to a simmer. Add the apples, chicken and cooked rice. Stir in the coconut milk and green onion. Allow the soup to return to a simmer over low heat for about 10 minute. Then taste and lightly season with salt and pepper. Garnish with grated apple, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Soup will keep well in the refrigerator up to two days, or up to one month in the freezer.

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THURSDAYS: T.A.N. Coffee (Kentville): Open mic w/Mike Aube (1st), Dewey Dunnington (8th), Caleb Miles (15th) 3pm Edible Art Café (New Minas): The Grounded (1st) 7pm Angles Pub (Windsor): Guy Paul (1st, 8th) TBA (15th) 7pm Just Us! (Wolfville): Donna Holmes (1st), Dewey Dunnington (8th), TBA (15th) 7-9pm

Union Street (Berwick): Catherine MacLellan (3rd), Swingology (10th) 8pm Lew Murphy’s (Coldbrook): Beer In The Headlights (3rd), Shawn Hebb, $3 (10th) 8:30pm Library Pub (Wolfville): Leo Boudreau (3rd, 10th) 9pm Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Al King (3rd), Frederick Mujica (10th) 9pm Kings Arms Pub (Kentville): Singles Night (3rd), Idle Threat (10th) 9pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jam Session (1st, 8th, 15th) 7-11pm

The Anvil (Wolfville): Live DJ (3rd) 10pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville): The Hupman Brothers (1st, 8th, 15th) 9pm

SUNDAYS:

Library Pub (Wolfville): Tom Hall (1st, 8th, 15th) 9pm

Union Street Café (Berwick): Johnny Harris, Dave Hemstead & Chuck Byrn (4th) 5:30pm

Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Trivia Night w/ Aden (1st, 8th, 15th) 9pm

FRIDAYS: Blomidon Inn (Wolfville): Jazz Mannequins (2nd, 9th) 6:30-9:30pm

Paddy's Pub (Wolfville): Paddy’s Session Band (4th) 8pm

MONDAYS: Paddy’s Pub (Wolfville): Open Mic w/ Woodscott (5th), w/Sabot (12th) 8pm

Joe’s Food Emporium (Wolfville): Margie Brown Duo (2nd), The Frets (9th) 7-10pm

TUESDAYS:

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Jon Duggan (2nd), Memphis Nights (9th) 8pm

Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): Trivia Nights, $2 (6th,13th) 7pm

Union Street Café/Wick Pub (Berwick): Open Mic w/Jason & Darcy (2nd), w/The Funtime Brigade (9th) 8pm

The Port Pub (Port Williams): Open Mic Night With Ian Brownstein (6th) 7:30pm

Tommy Gun’s (Windsor): Matt Minglewood w/TJ King opening, $20 (9th) 10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): DJ Billy T (2nd), DJ Lethal Noize (9th) 10pm

SATURDAYS: Farmers’ Market (Wolfville): Malia Rogers (3rd), Dave Panting (10th) 10am West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Bob Deveau (3rd), Kevin Davison (10th) 3pm, DJ Billy T (3rd), DJ Mutts (10th) 10pm Spitfire Arms Alehouse (Windsor): The Shoes (3rd), A New Shade Of Blue (10th) 7pm

Paddy’s Pub (Kentville) Irish Jam Session (6th, 13th) 8pm T.A.N. Coffee (Wolfville): Open Mic with Donna (6th, 13th) 8-10 pm

WEDNESDAYS: Troy Restaurant (Wolfville): Ian Brownstein, Belly Dancing, & Friends (7th,14th) 6pm Kings Arms Pub (Kentville): Trivia Night (7th, 14th) 8-10pm West Side Charlie’s (New Minas): Karaoke (7th,14th) 9pm


Weekly Events

Fit As A Fiddle — Lion’s Hall, Wolfville 9:30-10:30am. Last day for the season is May 15. Seniors’ fitness w/Janet Mooney. Also Mondays 9:30-10:30am. FEE: $2 drop-in. INFO: 542-3486 / sread@wolfville.ca 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 / valleylibrary.ca Fun & Fables — Library, Windsor 10:30-11:30am. Until June 12. Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 2 to 5. FEE: no charge. INFO: 798-5424

Tai Chi Classes — White Rock Community Centre (lower level) 7-8:30pm. Until end of May. Instructor Ed Schofield. FEE: $5 INFO: wrfitnessfun@gmail.com 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.

Tuesdays Book in the Nook — Wolfville Memorial Library 1010:30am. Until May 20. Suggested age range: 3-5. INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca

In the Round Knitting Group — Gaspereau Valley Fibres 1-5pm. Also Tuesdays 6pm. INFO: 542-2656.

Friends in Bereavement — Western Kings Mem. Health Centre, Berwick 10am-12pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (May 6th). VON Adult Day Program Room (main floor) INFO: careforce.ca

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.

River Street Rug Hooking Studio — 38 River Street, Kentville 1-3:30pm. Drop-in rug hooking. FEE: donation. INFO: Kay, 697-2850

Boardgame Night — CAP Lab, Wolfville Public Library, 7pm. Bring your games! Ages 12+. FEE: no charge. INFO: Liam, 542-9482.

Friends in Bereavement — Kentville Baptist Church 2-4pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. each month (May 6th). Left parking lot entrance. INFO: careforce.ca

Tai Chi — L'Arche Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm. FEE: no charge to try a class. INFO: 542-0558

Lego-rama — Windsor Library 3:30-4:30pm. Until May 27. Ages 5-10 INFO: windsor@valleylibrary.ca

Saturdays

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 / valleylibrary.ca

North Mountain Market — 8am-2pm, United Church, Harbourville. May 10 - October. High-quality, locally produced foods, hand-made products and workshops on healthy living choices. Spots available for vendors of baked goods, fresh fish, eggs, apples, honey, maple syrup, wine, coffee and quality, hand-made products made from local wool. May 10 Workshop: Managing arthritis by Lois Hare, ND. INFO: northmountainmarket@gmail.com

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: meetup.com/Valley-Game-Night Social Group for Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder — Various Wolfville locations 6-8pm. INFO: 357-3031 / avautism@gmail.com

Wolfville Farmers’ Market — DeWolfe Building, Elm Ave., Wolfville 8:30am-1pm May 3 Music: Malia Rogers May 10 Music: Dave Panting INFO: wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca

Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus — Bethany Memorial Baptist Church (gym), Aldershot 7pm. We sing four-part harmony. INFO: dukesofkent.ca

Peace Vigil — Post Office, Wolfville 12-1pm

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Weekly West African Drumming Workshops — Wolfville Baptist Church 1-3pm. FEE: $5. INFO: 681-9870 / gscxs@stu.ca / facebook: Djembes and Duns Wolfville

Sundays Family & Community Flea Market — Port Williams, former Stage 2 building. 8am-1pm. INFO: exidus36@gmail.com Capoeira — Clark Commons, Wolfville 1-3pm. Afro-Brazilian martial art w/strong emphasis on dance and music. FEE: no charge. INFO: facebook: Campus Capoeira 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

Mondays Painting Morning — Recreation Centre, Wolfville 9:30am-12pm. W/Evangeline Artist Cooperative. Informal, unstructured & social. FEE: $2 INFO: Jean, 542-5415. Toastmasters — 2nd Floor, Irving Centre, Acadia 6:30-8pm. Communicative skills to enhance peaceful and effective dialogue. All welcome. INFO: Judy, 681-4643 / judymilne@eastlink.ca

May 1 – 15, 2014

LIVE THEATRE Three to Get Married — CentreStage Theatre, Kentville May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 8pm. 2pm matinee May 11, 18 • This historic comedy by Kay Hill is set near Aylesford, NS, in the 1830s. It tells how a resourceful clergyman sets out to marry off his three daughters. With the running of the first stagecoach in Nova Scotia, the Government is offering a subsidy of 25 pounds to any householder on the route who will open his home as an inn for the passengers. Upper level theatre. There are no wheelchair accessible washrooms on that level, but the chairlift will be operational. See poster page___ TIX: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors (65+) INFO: 678-8040 / centrestage@centrestagetheatre.ca

Kentville Farmers’ Market — Town Hall Recreation Centre, 350 Main Street, Kentville 10am-2pm. Open year-round. INFO: marketmanager@kentville.ca / kentvillefarmersmarket.ca French Storytime/ L'heure des histoires — Wolfville Memorial Library 10-11am. Until end of May. French songs, rhymes & stories. Age 3-5. INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca

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 / judithleidlart.com

Babies and Books — Windsor Library 10:30-11am. Until May 28. Ages 0-24 months. INFO: windsor@valleylibrary.ca

Art Battle Day — Acadia Art Gallery, Wolfville, May 10 • More than 250 artists will compete in same-day events across 20 Canadian communities for the chance to advance to the 2014 Art Battle National Championship. The Art Battle Day event in Wolfville, NS is being organized and hosted by the Acadia University Art Gallery. The gallery will also be presenting an exhibition with the participating artists. INFO: artgallery@acadiau.ca / artbattle.ca

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 / susan_dworkin@hotmail.com New Horizons Band — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 7-9pm. Done for the season May 15. 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 / macdonaldwilson@accesswave.ca / peaton.eaton@gmail.com

“Distorted Realism” — Designer Café, Kentville. Until May 4 • Brian Fraser produces distorted realism. Bright colours and unique styles add a distinct take on his subject matter and his unique imagination and view of the world around him. INFO:

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The Wizard of Oz — Wolfville Elementary at Wolfville School, May 8, 9, 10, 7pm, 2pm matinee May 10 • TIX: $5 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), Wolfville School, and at the door. INFO/RSVP: wolfvilleozmusical2014@gmail.com Les Miserables — Festival Theatre, Wolfville May 15, 16, 17, 18, 7pm. May 17, 1:30pm matinee • St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets are thrilled to be presenting the full-stage production of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, one of the most beloved and longest-running musicals of all time. It is gearing up to be an impressive event, with incredibly gifted actors, beautiful display of period costumes, creative set designs and hundreds of hours of dedication from the cast and volunteers. TIX: $20 @ Acadia Box Office, Box of Delights (Wolfville), St Joseph's Church Office (Kentville), Designer Café (Kentville), M&M Meats (New Minas), Alliance Dental (Coldbrook) INFO: 542-1870 / kerry.deveau@acadiau.ca

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16th Great Little Art Show — Avon River Heritage Museum, Newport Landing. Friday, May 9, 7-9pm and May 10, 10am-5pm & May 11, 11am-3pm • Entirely organized by the Hants County Arts Council. The opening is a wine and cheese reception and an introduction from guest speaker Brandt Eisner, the owner and director of Swoon Fine Art and Antiques, located in Hammonds Plains. Artists are currently being accepted. TIX: $8 INFO: 757-2233 / arts@avonriver.ca

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 / harvestgallery.ca

Toddler Rhyme Time — Civic Centre, New Minas 10:4511:45am. Please register. FEE: no charge. INFO: 678-5760

Grease — Avon View High School, Windsor May 8, 9, 10, 7:30pm • Avon View High School presents Grease. TIX: $7 adult, $5 students @ Avon View High School and at the door. INFO: fraserj30@nspes.ca

Famous People Players — Festival Theatre, Wolfville May 8, 6:30-10:30pm • Enjoy a reception featuring local food and wine, a raffle with stunning prizes to help raise funds, and an unforgettable performance from the Famous PEOPLE Players. All proceeds will go to the L’Arche Homefires Building Our Dream campaign to support the renovation of the L'Arche Hall. Fantastic with music that will have you toe-tapping and make you get up and dance with our famous, fluorescent, larger-than-life characters, props, creatures, costumes, and sets. They will defy Brought to you by

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gravity before your eyes. See page 7. TIX: Tickets are $100 with a charitable tax receipt for $50. Acadia Box Office (542-5500) / boxoffice.acadiau.ca. INFO: 542-3520 / admin@larchehomefires.org

Dinner Theatre — Brooklyn Civic Centre, Newport Corner May 2, 3, 7-10pm • Enjoy a murder mystery performed by the BFD actors, while dining on a three-course meal. Cooked & served by members of the Brooklyn Fire Dept & Auxiliary. Salad, Turkey Dinner, and Dessert. Over 19 please. TIX: $25 @ Home Hardware (Brooklyn, Windsor) INFO: 757-3777 / brooklynciviccentre@hotmail.com

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Jean Leung B.A, M.S.W. — Designer Café, Kentville. May 4 - June 15 • Jean Leung makes her home in Grand Pre. She is inspired by the beauty of field, forest and family. She began her interest in art by working as an amateur potter. Jean worked for nine years under the guidance of the late Helen Beals, who was the head of the Acadia University Art Department. She now uses watercolour to capture the ever-changing seasons of life and land. INFO: 542-5415 / Jean_leung@hotmail.com / watercolorsbyjean.blogspot.ca 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. The next art exchange is May 29. Art Show: A is for Art — Phoenix Hollow B&B, Windsor. May 4, 12-5pm • Enjoy the lighter side of art at Kelly’s 5th annual show, “A is for Art”. An afternoon of art and charity, with part proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. See page 19. INFO: 472-2436 / me@kellymitchelmore.ca / kellymitchelmore.ca / UPCOMING: Affordable Art Sale — May 16, 17, 18, 9am-4pm @ 3 Harris Place, Wolfville. Original small and large pieces. INFO: Bobbie, kenmortensen@hotmail.com


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Luckett Vineyards Opening — Luckett Vineyards, Wolfville 10am-6pm • Come and join us for our season opening! We have extended our hours for the season to 10am-6pm. You will want to be the first to see our new renovations and to taste our new releases! TIX: no charge INFO: 542-2600 / geena@luckettvineyards.com

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Public Hearing — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 6-9pm • TIX: no charge INFO: 690-6139 / planningservices@county.kings.ns.ca Film: The Grounded — Edible Art Café, New Minas 7-9:30pm • The movie tells the true tale of an Alaskan wildlife filmmaker's quest to test the claims of what appears to be an outrageously simple and too good to be true healing concept: physical, bare skin contact with the Earth. Featuring: David Suzuki, Clint Ober, Dr. Joseph Mercola, and other leaders, naturalists, and health visionaries. TIX: no charge INFO: 681-7375 / jssvincent@ yahoo.com

FRIDAY, 2 29th Annual Huggins High School Science Seminar — K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville 8:30am4pm • Connecting passionate science students from across the Maritimes with today's innovative scientists. A unique opportunity to learn from—and interact with—real scientists who work on interesting projects on an everyday basis. TIX: $50, includes lunch and snacks. Please RSVP INFO: 5851434 / openacadia@acadiau.ca International Cafe — County of Kings Municipal Complex , Kentville 9:30-11am • The International Cafe is an event to connect newcomers, immigrants, international students & the community. Hosted by the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre in partnership with the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce. TIX: no charge INFO: 678-1398 / info@ kingsvolunteerresourcecentre.ca Aphrodite Outlet Store — Horton Community Centre, Grand Pre 5pm-12am. Also May 3, 4 all day • A business dedicated to bringing fine fashion to the women of Nova Scotia. Their reputation has grown as a destination for women seeking distinctive and high quality fashions. See the featured business on page 4. TIX: no charge INFO: 863-0606 / tpoder@baseatlantic.ca / aphroditeartandfashion.com Classical Guitar Recital — Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville 7pm • Shawn Pickup presents Song & Dance of the Guitar. In this meeting of Old World and New, we are presented with a colourful mixture of music from various eras from Europe to South America and back. This concert is given to benefit the Annapolis Valley Music Festival. TIX: donation INFO: 542-3681 / izidigit@gmail.com Film:“The Story of the Montague” — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-9:30pm • An historical film documenting the wreck of the Montague in Kings County's Canard River. The Montague was a brigatine bringing provisions to the settlers of Horton and Cornwallis in 1760 and is the first known Planter era shipwreck . TIX: $12 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville), Kings County Museum (Kentville), R.D. Chisholm (Kentville) See Page 9. INFO: 678-6237 / museum@okcm.ca / info@ih.ca Doom Machine CD Release — Travelers Club, Kentville 9pm-1am • Doom Machine celebrate the release of their second album, "Doomnation" with this show. Bringing their unique twist of melodic doom metal this album proves to be a much more solid effort than their debut cd. Joining on the bill are Dartmouth's heavy metal favorites, Black Moor as well as local headbangers, Try Dying and Antler! TIX: $5 INFO: mettalworx@gmail.com Dance: ReBoot — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 9pm1am • Come and dance the night away to the music of Reboot. TIX: $5 Cover at the door INFO: 798-0888 /

Lions 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. TIX: $6 adult, $3 children 6-12 yrs., no charge under 5 INFO: hantsportlionsclub.com Pancake Breakfast & Cake Auction — Community Hall, White Rock 7:30-10am • Cake auction 9am (please drop of cake donations before 9am). Breakfast prepared and served by the men. TIX: $6 adults, no charge for children under 5 INFO: wrfitnessfun@gmail.com Community Breakfast — Lions Club, Berwick 8-10am • Eggs any way, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, juice, coffee and tea. TIX: donation INFO: 538-0071 / macjac3@ bellaliant Fur To Feathers, Ticket Auction — Town Hall, Berwick 8am • Ticket auction, draw at 1pm. Approximately 200 beautiful items, food, surprises. Special guest - Eileen Boyd. Helping animals in need. TIX: no charge INFO: 538-8618 / janelloydperry@hotmail.com Yard Sale — Northeast Kings Education Centre, Canning 8:30am-12pm • Yard sale, bake sale, plant sale & silent auction. All proceeds for NKEC 2014 Safe Grad. If you have items you wish to donate, please drop if off at the school M-F, 9am-3pm. TIX: no admission charge INFO: hutchinf@ ns.sympatico.ca Native Plant Sale — Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Wolfville 9am-12pm • Friends of the Acadian Forest annual Native Plant Sale. You shop local, eat local, support local, now it's time to garden local! Buy native plants, help improve biodiversity and create habitat for wildlife. Proceeds support plant conservation and education. Available: native wildflowers, ferns, trees and shrubs from local nurseries. See page 8. TIX: no charge INFO: 5855242 / botanicalgardens@acadiau.ca Yard Sale & Barbeque — Save Easy, Hantsport 9am-1pm • Yard sale and barbeque fundraiser. SaveEasy parking lot. All proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. TIX: no charge INFO: nicholeeveleigh@eastlink.ca Dump and Run — Acadia Athletic Complex, Wolfville 9am-3pm • A massive campus-community garage sale! The event is a partnership between Acadia University, the Acadia Students' Union, Valley Waste Resource Management and the Town of Wolfville. Literally tons of waste is diverted from landfills each year and proceeds benefit a number of local non-profit volunteer associations. Not accepted: Helmets, baby furniture, car seats, toiletries. TIX: Items for donation are accepted through May 2nd, 12pm-6pm at the west end lower entrance of the Athletic Centre. INFO: 585-1311 / dumpandrun@acadiau.ca Children's Wish Car Wash/BBQ — Fire Hall, Wolfville 10am-2pm • Car wash and BBQ to support the Children's Wish Foundation and HMCS Halifax Wish Run. TIX: donation INFO: wfdsecretary@wolfville.ca Spring Tea and Sale — Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 11:30am-1:30pm • Tasty Sandwiches and delectable sweets. Bake and craft tables to browse. Everyone Welcome! TIX: donation INFO: 681-1333 / kingschurch@ns.aliantzinc.ca

hard work, and is challenging for those with mobility, age, or health issues. Jodi DeLong discusses how to keep gardening enjoyable while making it easier to do regardless of your age, health or level of fitness. TIX: no charge INFO: 679-6786 / Michael.Weir@scotiangold.com

Katrina Gilles, Graham Moorehead, Ruth Manning, Jim Crowell, Wayne Hiltz, Carl Dalrymple, Paul Moulaison. All proceeds for The Nova Scotia Country Music Hall Of Fame. Wheelchair accessible. 50/50 draw. Door prize. Doors open at 6:30pm. TIX: $10 INFO: nightshade@eastlink.ca

Squid Precision Drummers — Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor 2pm • W/ Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Combining Celtic drum-line, bagpipes, fiddle, Chapman Stick, Guitar and loads of percussion, Squid mesmerizes with stunning choreography and instrument tricks. A perfect balance between musical integrity and sheer entertainment. TIX: $20 adult, $18 student/senior @ Ticketpro.ca, Home Hardware (Windsor), all other Ticketpro outlets. INFO: 7985841 / puppets@mermaidtheatre.ca

Concert: Catherine MacLellan — Union Street Cafe, Berwick 8pm • Catherine MacLellan’s fine songwriting talent and accomplished performance draws her listeners in with little effort, and without need of any persuasion. Catherine’s musicianship is unparalleled among performers of her generation. TIX: $20 INFO: 538-7787 / contactunionstreet@gmail.com

Genealogy Help — Memorial Library, Wolfville 2-4pm • Looking for ancestors? Drop in for assistance with your genealogical on-line search. This will be an ongoing programme on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 Beltaine Ball — Community Hall, Falmouth 3pm-2am • Our 1yr anniversary is upon us and Healer's Emporium CoOperative Limited is hosting a Beltaine Ball (renaissance costumes are optional). This is a family event and there will be: activities, vendors, door prizes, food, music and more! TIX: $21 adults, $10.50 youth 13-18, no charge under 12 @ 306-0224 INFO: 306-1711 / healersemporium@gmail. com Roast Pork Supper — St James United Church, Hantsport 4-6pm • Roast Pork Supper. Take out available for pick up only. TIX: $12 adults, $5 children under 12 INFO: 6849276 Roast Beef Dinner — Community Hall, Centreville 4:30-6:30pm • The Centreville District Community Development Association is having a roast beef dinner. TIX: $12 adults, $8 children under 12 INFO: 678-3999 Roast Beef Supper — Community Hall, Melanson 4:306:30pm • Proceeds for Wallbrook Baptist Church TIX: $12 adults, $5 children under 12 INFO: 542-5931 / marlene. biggs@gmail.com Pork Loin Supper — Community Hall, North Alton 4:306:30pm • Enjoy a home cooked meal and homemade pies for dessert. Pork loin roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies (turnip & corn), gravy, applesauce, a large assortment of Homemade Pies. Take Out Available TIX: $12 adults, $6 child, no charge under 5 INFO: 678-3050 / jnanaw62@gmail.com Jason Balsor & Family Benefit — Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick 5pm • 5pm Social hour & auction viewing, 6-8pm Dinner, 8pm Auction & Entertainment. Proceeds for Jason Balsor & Family TIX: $20. Call to RSVP. INFO: Brian, 538-7192 Community Leadership Dinner,Dance, & Auction — Fire Hall, Kentville 6pm-12am • A small group of students from Northeast Kings Education Center (NKEC) have come together and partnered with Scotia Bank to raise money for leadership. Support their breakfast & sports programs. Live entertainment by Bluesmobile! TIX: $60, $420 for a table of 8 @ NKEC (Canning), Long & McQuade (New Minas), Scotiabank (Kentville, New Minas) INFO: 582-2040 / Ian. Campbell@avrsb.ca

Grow With Art: Children’s Workshop — NSCC Kingstec, Kentville 1-3pm • Stained glass/Flowers w/ Gloria Armstrong. Art works may be returned/rented at this time. Ages 5-14. Please register at 12:45pm. TIX: $2 per child INFO: growwithart.comuv.com

Auction and Benefit Dance — Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor 6:30pm-12am • In Support of Perry Ashley. Viewing 6:30pm, auction 7:30pm, dance 9pm. Door Prizes! An Autographed Sydney Crosby Hockey Jersey will be auctioned off! Music by DJ Gerald TIX: $10 @ Royal LePage (New Minas) INFO: 798-2031 / rclbr09windsor@ gmail.com

Wowee not Owee: Accessible Gardening for All — Scotian Gold, Coldbrook 1:30-3pm • Gardening is great exercise, but as any gardener knows it can also be

Country Music Special — Louis Millett Community Centre, New Minas 7:30pm • Featuring: Rob Brown, Matt Balsor, Gordie Giles, Chet Brown, Lois Lutz, Rob Jamison,

Night Kitchen Ellipsis — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-10pm • Amazing talent featuring: Natalie Lynn and Angela Riley alongside the usual slate of familiar favorites and Night Kitchen newbies. It's the last show of the season, so come on out and give these hardworking musicians some love before we take a break for the summer! See ad page 10. TIX: $10 regular, $5 for students/unwaged @ Just Us Cafe (Wolfville) INFO: nightkitchenwolfville@gmail.com Dance: Big Deal — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9:30pm • The band Big Deal will be playing. 19 and over. Bar and kitchen available TIX: $6 INFO: 678-8935

SUNDAY, 4 Windsor Wrecks Reason to Run/Walk — Community Centre, Windsor 8-11am • Reason to Run/Walk...a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life. Pre-registration @ 8am, Run/Walk starts @ 9am. TIX: $10 INFO: 472-2772 / pam.relayforlife@gmail.com Soli Deo Gloria Ballet — Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 10am • The Kings Church and the Soli Deo Gloria Ballet come together in this special time of celebrating the Great 50 Days of Easter. Everyone is welcome, a freewill offering at the door. TIX: donation INFO: 681-1333 / kingschurch@ns.aliantzinc.ca Hike for Hospice — Kings County Academy, Kentville 12:30-4:30pm • Who will you Hike for? The staff of Grant Thornton LLP Kentville have committed to presenting the Hike for Hospice in memory of their friend and colleague, Virginia Smith. 6 km Hike along the historic Rail Bed in support of Valley Hospice Foundation. BBQ, Music and warm up at 12:30pm, 2pm Hike, Prizes and post Hike social to follow. Register online and start fundraising.TIX: donation INFO: 365-1701 x3471 / info@valleyhospice.ca Camp Day & Community Art Sunday — Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning 1-4pm • A brand new incredible gallery show, an amazing afternoon of art activities of all kinds, including theatre improv (for all ages!). Also, a special exhibit and talk by Amili Gelbman, with a group show from a collection of 22 artists working in Israel. TIX: pay-what-you-can admission (suggested donation of $5 per person, $15 per family) INFO: 582-3842 / mail@ artscentre.ca Benefit Show for the Hiltz Family — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 1:30-5pm • Monies raised will be given to Shelley (nee Johnstone), Daren, Cody and Kelsey Hiltz for expenses incurred as they fight to get Cody well, as he is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. Musical entertainment: Matt Millett & Rob Hunt, Robin Wright, Bob & Vinita Hines and others. 50/50 draw and auction. TIX: $5 INFO: 365-3052 / lbenjamin@eastlink.ca Stars of the Festival — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 2-4pm • Afternoon Band Concert - Stars of the Festival - Annapolis Valley Music Festival TIX: $5 adult, $2 student, $12 family INFO: 542-3681 / izidigit@gmail.com Comedy: Jonny Harris, Dave Hemstad, & Chuck Byrn — Union Street Cafe, Berwick 5:30pm • Be part of a live comedy taping for a new CBC show called Of All Places! No reservations being taken for this event. Show up a little early! TIX: no charge INFO: contactunionstreet@gmail.com


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Valley Event Ticket Giveaway: Chance to win 2 tickets to:

The Disappeared, Friday, May 16, 7pm, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville µ Draw date: Sunday, May 11 Enter all draws: valleyevents.ca/win Spring Gospel Concert — United Baptist Church, Kentville 6:30-8pm • Featuring: Good Intentions, Lawrencetown Male Choir, Matt Lunn & Glen & Wendell, Simplicity Quartet. Freewill offering, reception to follow, all welcome. In celebration of 140 years at KBC. TIX: donation INFO: 678-3162 / info@kentvillebaptist.org Stars of the Festival — Harvey Denton Hall, Wolfville 7-9pm • Stars of the Festival: small groups & solos Annapolis Valley Music Festival TIX: $5 adult, $2 student, $12 family INFO: 542-3681 / izidigit@gmail.com Fundy Film screens CYCLING WITH MOLIÈRE — Al Whittle Theatre, 8 pm only • From French director Philippe Le Guay (The Women on the Sixth Floor), comes a warm, funny and literate comedy in which two French actors portray two French actors, friends at odds with one another in every possible way, except for their love of Molière’s Le Misanthrope. See ad p.13. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / info@fundyfilm.ca

TUESDAY, 6 Municipal Council — County of Kings Municipal Complex, Kentville 6pm •TIX: no charge INFO: county.kings.ns.ca Town Council Meeting — Town Hall, Wolfville 6:30pm • TIX: no charge INFO: wolfville.ca Wolfville & Area Newcomers' Club — Farmers Market, Wolfville 7:30pm • Annual AGM. No speaker this month. Regular meetings and speakers will resume in September. The Newcomers' Club welcomes all residents of the Annapolis Valley. You don't have to be a newcomer to come to the meetings or join the group. Long time residents are welcome too.TIX: no charge INFO: wolfvillenewcomers@ hotmail.com

WEDNESDAY, 7 Girl Rising Art Auction & Film Screening — Horton High School, Wolfville 6:30-9pm • Horton's Because I Am A Girl will be hosting their second annual art show fundraiser, featuring art by students from Acadia’s Art Dept. and Horton High School. Girl Rising is a global movement to unite girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential. The movie was created to inspire individuals to take action. TIX: $5 INFO: yophi8@gmail.com Ai Ripples — Community Centre, Port Williams 7-9pm • Join us for meditation, toning and a presentation by Kelcy Benedict and Rashana entitled Dream Building: Creating possibilities. Kelcy is a Certified Dream Building Coach and Rashana is the creator of The Freedom Release Technique. They will inspire you to live beyond the ordinary. TIX: donation INFO: 599-1569 / ai.ripples@gmail.com Fundy Film screens PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER — Al Whittle Theatre, 8 pm only • Filmed over six months with exclusive interviews and unprecedented courtroom footage, this is the story of Nadia, Masha and Katia of the feminist art collective, Pussy Riot, who faced seven years in a Russian prison for a 40 second “ punk prayer” in a Moscow cathedral. Their trial reverberated worldwide, transforming the face of Russian society. See ad p.13. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / info@fundyfilm.ca

THURSDAY, 8 Fusion Annapolis Valley — Kings Volunteer Resource Centre, Kentville 6-8pm • After a successful launch event for Fusion Annapolis Valley, citizens committed to making the Valley a better place to live work and play for young adults are coming together to clarify the organization's structure and mission. Come contribute to developing concrete initiatives to support job seekers and entrepreneurs who want to make a life in this beautiful region. Please RSVP. TIX: no charge INFO: 680-2920 /

morganwheeldon@gmail.com Famous People Players — Festival Theatre, Wolfville 6:3010:30pm • See page14. TIX: $100 with a charitable tax receipt for $50 @ Acadia Box Office (542-5500), boxoffice. acadiau.ca INFO: 542-3520 / admin@larchehomefires.org / famouspeopleplayers.com Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists — Fire Hall, Greenwich 7pm • The Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists regular monthly meeting. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5800 / sm.fullerton11@gmail.com

FRIDAY, 9 Quilt & Rug Hooking Show — United Baptist Church, Centreville 10am-8pm. Also May 10, 10am-4pm • Centreville's 5th Annual Quilt & Rug Hooking Show sponsored by the Evening Workers Auxiliary. Demonstrations & door prizes, lunch & Supper available to purchase. Quilt and rug registration May 7, 9am-8pm. TIX: freewill admission, $8 lunch, $10 supper INFO: Ann, 6784472 / Sharon, 678-2836 Film: King Lear - National Theatre Live — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 7-10pm • Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos. TIX: $20 @ ticketpro.ca, Home Hardware (Windsor), Box of Delights (Wolfville), Wilson’s Pharmasave (Kentville, Berwick), all ticketpro outlets, at door one hour before show INFO: 542-7474, x 230 / kathy@justuscoffee.com Hank Williams Tribute Show — St. Croix United Church, Windsor 7:30pm • W/ Ryan Cook, who has been performing as Hank Williams since 2009. This is the Farewell Tour of the Hank Williams Tribute and the last time it will be performed in Atlantic Canada. TIX: $18 advance, $20 at the door @ Moe's Place Music Sales (Windsor) INFO: 798-5565 / info@moesplace.ca National Youth Choir of Canada — Harvey Denton Hall, Wolfville 7:30-9:30pm • The National Youth Choir of Canada will perform “Canadian Choralscapes: From Sea to Sea”, which highlights sacred texts, art music and colourful arrangements of folk songs from our great country. TIX: $15 at door INFO: 585-1330 / christianne.rushton@ acadiau.ca Matt Minglewood — Tommy Gun's, Windsor 10pm-2am • TJ King will be opening from 8-10pm. Limited seating, see page 14. TIX: $20 INFO: 798-0124 / info@tommyguns.ca

SATURDAY, 10 Indoor Yard Sale — Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas 8am-1pm • Muffins and coffee for sale. Lots of used articles on tables to browse for a bargain. Welcome to all. TIX: no charge INFO: 681-1333 / kingschurch.ca Farmer's Market — North Mountain United Tapestry, Harbourville 8am-12pm • After months of planning, our market becomes a reality! The historic Harbourville United Church will be home to the weekly market. From fresh produce to art, the Harvourville fish market will also be open. During the month of May, we are offering vendor spots at no charge. TIX: no charge INFO: 538-7923 / northmountainmarket@gmail.com International Migratory Bird Day — Meander River Conservation Land, Brooklyn 9am • Join the Nature Trust as we count birds as part of an international citizen science event. We’ll meet at Meander River, for a 2-hr. hike and bird count, please register. TIX: no charge INFO: 425-5263 / manny@nsnt.ca

The Bread Run — The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn 9am-12pm • The Hants County Runners are pleased to present the first annual Bread Run. All the elements of a great run: chiptimed running, donating to a local charity, great swag, and of course yummy treats at the end! Both 5k and 10k race options. All proceeds donated to helping kids participate in living a healthy and active lifestyle through sports in the community. TIX: $45 INFO: BreadRunVolunteer@outlook. com Celebrate Our Environment — Clock Park, Wolfville 10am-12pm • Get informed, network with some good people, and share in this Celebration of Our Climate & Our Communities. Part of a nation-wide event, Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities organized by LeadNow. ca, to inform our governments of our vision of a cleaner, sustainable energy future. Extensive Fracking is proposed for Nova Scotia & New Brunswick. There is certainly concern that when the moratorium on fracking is over later this year, after the Wheeler Commission's Hydraulic Fracturing Review has made their recommendations, that fracking will go forward. This is an opportunity to speak to this issue. This event is intended to be kid & grandparent friendly, arranged to offer information to people and support for those who want to ensure a cleaner, positive, sustainable future.TIX: no charge INFO: NoFracKings@gmail.com / defendourclimate.ca Pollinator Project — Memorial Library, Wolfville 1-4pm • Kids aged 10 and up can help create a new pollinator garden next to the library! No gardening experience needed, please register. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 / valleylibrary.ca Fundraiser for Amy Paradis — Community Centre, Windsor 2-6pm • Join Rose Real Estate for a gently used jewellry, handbag and scarf sale/fundraiser with all proceeds going towards an Ekso Bionics Escoskeleton suit. Amy will be the first person in Atlantic Canada to use this suit to help her walk again! For further information check out sci-recovery.ca. TIX: donation INFO: 798-0110 / roserealty@eastlink.ca 9th Annual Lobster Supper — Christ Church Anglican Parish Hall, Windsor 4:30-6pm • Dinner includes: one large lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, dessert, juice, tea or coffee. Eat in or take out. TIX: $25 advance tickets only @ Home Hardware (Windsor), or call INFO: 798-3034 3rd Annual Windsor and District Lions Club Dinner — Kings Edgehill School, Windsor 6-10pm •. Fine dining, entertainment, cash bar, silent and live auctions.TIX: $40, $350 for corporate table of 10. Includes Meal and entrance fee @ Scotiabank (Windsor), Home Hardware (Windsor) INFO: Dale, 792-8164 / devans@ns.sympatico.ca Concert: Swingology — Union Street Cafe, Berwick 8pm • Swingology’s songs range from classics of the swing era and Django originals to popular tunes and movie/ TV themes of today, all done in the irresistible gypsy jazz style. Swingology consists of six musicians – three gypsy guitars, violin, bass, and vocals. TIX: $20 INFO: 538-7787 / contactunionstreet@gmail.com Up Dog CD Release — Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 8-10pm • Up Dog will be officially releasing their CD. There will be special guest musicians. TIX: $10 @ Box of Delights (Wolfville) INFO: 542-0895 / kory.bayer@gmail.com Concert: Dave Panting — Community Centre, Baxters Harbour 8-10pm • An influential figure on the Canadian music scene for forty years, Dave Panting is a founding member of seminal Newfoundland folk-rock groups Figgy Duff and Rawlins Cross.TIX: $10 INFO: 688-2511 / jude@ alonestone.com / davepanting.com Spring Dance — Community Centre, Port Williams 8pm12am • DanceTime at Port Williams welcomes you and your friends to our annual Spring Dance Event. Help us welcome Princess Port Williams 2014! 19+ event. TIX: $15, limited tickets, advance purchases preferred. INFO: 532-5970 / 670-6910 / DanceTime_PortWilliams@

hotmail.com Hawaiian Dance — Fire Hall, Greenwich 9pm-1am • Canadian Cancer Relay for life dance. Spot dances, door prizes and 50/50 draw during the dance. Music by the Bandits. TIX: $10 INFO: Sally, 698-3149 / salley45@ hotmail.com Dance: Rte. 12 — Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville 9:30pm • 19 and over. Bar and kitchen TIX: $6 a person INFO: 678-8935

SUNDAY, 11 - Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Dinner — Lions Club, Berwick 6-9pm • Special glazed ham dinner, 3 veggies, rolls, pickles, and for dessert carrot cake with Icing. TIX: $15 @ Clothesline Store (Berwick), 300-5398 INFO: 538-0071 / macjac3@ bellaliant.net Mother’s Day Concert — North Mountain United Tapestry, Harbourville 7-8:30pm • North Mountain United Tapestry's inaugural Concert! May this be the first of many enjoyable evenings of music in this historic church by the bay! TIX: donation INFO: 538-7923 / unitedtapestry@ gmail.com Fundy Film screens HER — Al Whittle Theatre, 8 pm only • In Spike Jonze's original love story, set slightly in the future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is complex and soulful. Heartbroken after a long relationship, he cannot move on, something he discusses with long-time platonic friend, Amy (Amy Adams). Then he installs a new, advanced operating system and life takes a turn: “Samantha," is a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) – insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. See ad p.13. TIX: $8 INFO: 542-5157 / info@fundyfilm.ca

MONDAY, 12 Valley Gardeners Club — NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville 7:30pm • W/ Anne Hope, a member of the club, speaking on the topic, "Montreal International Mosaicultures Sculptures of Living Plants". Valley Gardeners Club meet on the second Monday of every month. All are welcome to attend. TIX: no charge INFO: renanixon@hotmail.com

TUESDAY, 13 Planning Advisory Committee Meeting — County of Kings Municipal Complex, Kentville 1-4pm • TIX: no charge INFO: 690-6139 / planningservices@county.kings.ns.ca Careforce Alzheimer Cafe — Kings Riverside Court, Kentville 2-4pm • Careforce’s Alzheimer Café is about supporting individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or memory loss, and their families or caregivers. TIX: no charge INFO: 365-3155 / nurse@careforce.ca

WEDNESDAY, 14 Author Reading with Jan L. Coates — Memorial Library, Wolfville 6pm • Q & A & author Jan L. Coates reads from her book "Power of Harmony" which is nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature. For ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Atlantic Book Awards. TIX: no charge INFO: 542-5760 / wolfville@valleylibrary.ca Shallaway and AVHC in Concert — Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville 7-9pm • Shallaway, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning youth choir from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and local choir Annapolis Valley Honour Choir join together for a wonderful evening of song and sharing. See p. 3. TIX: donation INFO: avhcpresident@ gmail.com / shallaway.com / avhc.ca


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This page works on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your classified to: info@grapevinepublishing.ca and, if there's room, we'll get you in. Or, to reserve a placement, pay $5 per issue (3-issue minimum commitment). Please keep listings to 35 words or less.

CAMPS: Drama Camp: From July 7 through Aug. 18 @ CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. Summer is coming! CentreStage has the answer, go to the website and check the list under “Youth Theatre.” INFO: centrestagetheatre.ca Rock Camp: @ the Windsor Community Centre. So you want to be a rock star? Hosted by ECMA award winner Jake Smith. Covering everything from: songwriting, performing, & recording. Junior Rock: July 7-11 (ages 8-12). Senior Rock: July 14-25 (ages 13-18). Register early for discount. FEE: Before June 1: $150 Jr. Rock, $300 Sr. Rock. INFO: thefedpennies@hotmail.com

CLASSES/LESSONS: Music Lessons: (Voice & Piano) w/ music educator, Susan Dworkin-Hachey. Spring and Summer lessons. Register now! All ages, no experience necessary. Music helps develop skills in: reading, math, creativity, memory, ambition, discipline, concentration, fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination...it’s also good for your spirit and soul! INFO/Reg: 542-0649 / susan_dworkin@hotmail.com Community Yoga: M-W-F, 12-1pm @ Dance Studio, Downstairs, Old-SUB, Acadia. FEE: Monday: $5, $2 for Acadia students, Wednesday. & Friday: $5, no charge for Acadia students INFO: cazaflows@gmail.com / yoga@bellaliant.net Yoga: Dance Studio, Old SUB, Acadia Thursdays, 3:305pm. W/Martha Valiquette ’Marti. Sivananda style. FEE: $7, $4 for Acadia students INFO: yogatree.webs.com / facebook: Valley Yoga Adult Ceilidh Class: Thursdays starting April 24 for 8 weeks, 7-8pm @ Greenwich Community Hall. Work as a team in a group dance with lots of laughter and great music! Great for all levels, limited to 12 students. We’ve already started, but you’re welcome to join in! FEE: $50 INFO/Reg: tnntiptoptoes@gmail.com Pottery Lessons: Evenings 7-9pm, for 6 weeks. Beginners start Tues., May 6. Next Step starts Thurs. May 8. FEE: $215 INFO: Jane, 582-7762 / sunporchpottery@yahoo.ca Tai Chi Classes: Mondays, 4-5:30pm @ Melvern Square Community Centre, Kingston. Other times can be available. This is Wu style Tai Chi, all ages welcome. FEE: $10 per class. INFO: 765-1898 / orjoeben699@gmail.com

DONATE/VOLUNTEER: Donate Used Clothing: Flowercart creates work and training for people. Donate your used clothing to Flowercart and keep your donation and the resulting money local. Drop off locations at 9412 Commercial Street. INFO: lisahammettvaughan@flowercart.ca Seeking Community Health Volunteers: Are you interested in actively promoting health and wellness in your community? The EK Community Health Board is currently looking for new members! We meet once per month. INFO: 542-1244 / ekchb@avdha.nshealth.ca Acadia Dump and Run: May 3, 9am-3pm. A massive campus-community garage sale held in the Acadia gym at the end of the academic year. Accepts donations of unwanted items such as: furniture, toys, clothes, sports equipment, tools, kitchenware, shoes, electronics and more! Accepted through May 2 from 12pm-6pm at the west end lower entrance of the Athletic Centre. Also, volunteers needed! Each year we need many volunteers

(students and community members) to make the Dump and Run a success. INFO: 585-1311 / dumpandrun@ acadiau.ca Come Volunteer with Deep Roots!: Planning Deep Roots Music Festival takes a big team. If you have skills and talents to put to use, and you want to work with a great bunch of people, please contact Lisa. INFO: lisa@deeprootsmusic.ca Interested in being part of a House Concert Circuit?: The Deep Roots Music Co-op is developing a House Concert Circuit in the Valley. All you need is a love of music, a few extra chairs and space to fit 25 to 30 people. Curious? Get in touch! INFO: Birdie, atbjberwick@hotmail.com / homeroutes.ca. 10th Annual Literacy Mile: The Valley Community Learning Association’s Literacy Mile takes place Sat., June 7. Recent government cuts could mean a loss of $171,000 from the VCLA’s annual budget. We really need money to keep our adult learning programs going. Please consider donating generously to this worthy cause! We are also looking for donations for our silent auction, donations of time to promote the event and gather pledges, and to help us run the event! Sidewalk chalk artists and face painters on June 7 would also be greatly appreciated. INFO/Donate: Lisa, 542-5370 / lihv@eastlink.ca / vcla.ca Kings Kikima Grannies Yard Sale: June 7, 8am2:30pm @ L’Arche Hall, Wolfville. Donations welcomed and accepted June 6 at L’Arche Hall. Funds raised will support Grandmother’s raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. INFO: 542- 7591 Jill Conrad-Tracey Fundraiser Results: The variety show/auction fundraiser for Coldbrook School teacher Jill Conrad-Tracey held on April 26 brought in more than $11,000 to assist in her fight against breast cancer. Thank you to all who donated items and attended for making the evening such a success! There is an online YouCaring campaign active for 65 days if you wish to make a donation. INFO: youcaring.com/other/ support-for-the-conrad-tracey-family/150463 Little Dove Kickstarter Campaign: Now until May 15th, you have the opportunity to contribute to a Nova Scotian Kickstarter project! The project is the first in a series of children’s books written by two-time award winning Annapolis Valley native author DT Siddhartha Fraser, illustrated by Liam McDonald and award winning children’s author and painter Geoff Butler. INFO: dtfiea.com / kickstarter.com/projects/margoton/ little-dove-the-story-of-gala-of-margoton

FOR HIRE/PURCHASE: 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 / pamsediting@gmail.com. Interior/Exterior Painting: Women in Rollers does accurate quotes, shows up on time to work, and performs to perfection. We even leave your home neat and tidy! Call today for your free estimate. INFO: Pamela, 697-2926 Acupuncture-Tao TCM: A holistic approach to treating various chronic and acute disorders such as backaches, headaches, knee pain, digestive disorders, fatigue, gynaecological disorders, and more. Provided by Sensei Yula. INFO: 697-2661 / centrefortheways.com / m.centrefortheways.com Conflict Management & Mediation for Elders: Patient, confidential, and knowledgeable help from an accredited mediator specializing in elder support,

planning, and mediation. Services are also available for individuals, businesses, and organizations. Reasonable rates with a sliding fee scale based on income. INFO: Sue Barthos, BIS, MBA. 697-2285 / barthos@eastlink.ca Hand-Crafted Urn Boxes: Respectful, wooden, locally-made. INFO: Farmer Eddie, 542-3387 Unique Wooden Art: Will Cooper is an emerging artist based in Wolfville. His vibrant wooden scroll paintings can be viewed online or in person by appointment. Will is always happy to do commissioned pieces - pets, houses, landscapes, etc. INFO: 542-5147 / willcooperart.com Scott Prudence Woodworking: Carpenter/ Cabinet Maker/Timber Framer for hire. Over 25 years experience. Reasonable rates. Quality work whether you want it or not. INFO: Scott, 698-7140 / scottprudence@ hotmail.com 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 Spring Clean: Light housekeeping, floors, baths, dusting, walls windows, etc. Clean for house closings and apts. FEE: $40/4 hrs for new clients, $12/hr, Anytime 7 days a week. INFO: Cynthia, 691-3313 / cyndiloumeek@hotmail.com House-Sitter: 30-something professional able to provide house-sitting arrangements, within Wolfville preferred. Available anytime, references available. INFO: info@grapevinepublishing.ca Pet/House Sitter: Very responsible, experienced pet and house sitter I’ll provide you with very good references. Fee starting at $20 per day. INFO: Tracy, casselmantracy@yahoo.ca Wolfville Pet Sitter: Honest, responsible animal lover offering pet sitting in my home or yours. Dog walking and day care service also available. INFO: Jen, 542-5147 / wolfvillepetsitter.com

EMPLOYMENT: After School Program Coordinator: Gaspereau Elementary School is looking for an After School Program Coordinator, ECE Level II, to start Sept. 2, 2014. Send cover letter and CV to Jenn Richards, 1681 Davidson St., Wolfville NS, B4P 2R1, or email. INFO: richjenn@gmail.com / gaspereauafterschoolprogram.blogspot.ca Assistant Festival Coordinator (Summer Student Position): May 26 - Aug. 29. Deep Roots Music Festival is looking for a confident communicator with an outgoing personality who has strong literacy skills. Please send: resume, cover letter, and 3 references. Interviews to be held the week of May 12. RATE: $10.50/hr INFO/Apply: Lisa, lisa@deeprootsmusic.ca

ACCOMMODATIONS: Land for Sale: It’ll be your million-dollar view of the Annapolis Valley! For just $60K, you’ll own over 20 acres of mountainside land near the top of the North Mountain, on Hwy. 358. Your house’s view will be a half-mile west of the Look-Off! P.I.D. # 55007892, see ad page 20. INFO: Ernie, 385-1515

GENERAL: 5th Annual Landmark East Golf Tournament: Register now and join us for an exciting day on the links. The 5th Annual Landmark east Golf Tournament will be at Berwick Heights Golf Course on May 23. Proceeds support the Student Bursary Fund at Landmark East School. INFO/Reg: Mandy, 542-2237 / landmarkeast.org/golf Artists/Craftspeople: Interested in displaying/ marketing your work in a funky little shop in downtown Berwick? I am looking for someone to share this space with me. I will cover the rent for the first 6 months. INFO: susannascloset@gmailcom Cat Needs a Home: Handsome, 3 year old male neutered, healthy tabby cat “Rhyder” with shots, papers, food, cat litter box, toys, looking for loving home, as his owner is moving overseas in 2 weeks and cannot take him. INFO: 691-1182 / gabriel.both@live.com Remarkable Seniors!: Do you know an older Nova Scotian who is outstanding for their community service? Seniors are often active volunteers and they make positive differences by helping others. Consider nominating them for a Remarkable Senior award, nominations due by May 9. INFO: novascotia.ca/ seniors/Remarkable-Senior-Awards.asp Young Artist Cover Competition: The Grapevine is looking for an Apple Blossom cover! Send us a high resolution scan of your artwork and we’ll showcase the winner’s piece on the Apple Blossom issue of the Grapevine, May 29. Open to artists aged 0-18. INFO: info@grapevinepublishing.ca Auditions: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir: June 2-6, various Valley locations. The AVHC is announcing auditions for new choir members for the next school year. Any students in Grades 5-12 during the 20142015 academic year are invited to attend. Junior Choir (Grades 5-8) and Senior Choir (Grades 8-12) take place June 2nd to 6th. For all detailed info (audition locations, online registration): avhc.ca INFO/Reg: Heather 488-7464 / avhcconductor@gmail.com Ghostly Casting Call: May 4, 4pm & May 7, 6pm @ Studio-Z, Wolfville. A few back-up & full-time ghosts are needed for the upcoming Valley Ghost Walk season. All ages & genders (males especially). Please contact for scripts & details. INFO: Jerome@valleyghostwalks.com UPCOMING: Poetry and Motion: May 17, 18, 2pm @ Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Two short plays for families, that together make for one delightful theatre adventure for children aged 4-12 (and adults who are young at heart!). Combining puppetry, dance, mime and storytelling, audiences will thrill to the visually dynamic staging and the inspirational messages of hope, compassion and wonder at Nature. See page 19. TIX: $12 adult, $10 age 12 and under, $40 family of 4 @ Box of Delights Bookstore (Wolfville), or at the door. INFO: caravantheatre.ca The Modern Knowledge Tour: May 24-25 @ Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax. The tour travels across Canada combining unique speakers and their vast knowledge and experience of interlacing disciplines. Ask questions regarding our current knowledge, doctrines and dogmas. Speakers: Michael Tellinger, Richard Dolan, w/via video feed of Michael Tsarion, & G. Edward Griffin. See website for tickets and pricing & page 10. for ad. INFO: modernknowledge2014.com


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ASK YOUR SISTER RETURNS! Ask Your Sister returns to the Valley with two shows at the Al Whittle Theatre on May 23 and 24 starting at 8pm. Tickets are available from Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville or onlinfrom their website: AskYourSisterMusic.com

Ask Your Sister is a family band with the Nasr sisters (Ariana, Sahara, Kamila) and Andy Flinn.

POETRY & MOTION Poetry and Motion is two short plays for families. Together they make for one delightful theatre adventure for children aged 4-12 (and adults who are young at heart!). Combining puppetry, dance, mime and story-telling, Poetry and Motion is a “one-of-a-kind theatrical performance” (The Himalayan, 2010). Audiences will thrill to the visually dynamic

Kelly Mitchelmore's

staging and the inspirational messages of hope, compassion and wonder at Nature. Poetry and Motion makes its Canadian premiere at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on May 17 and 18. Showtimes are at 2pm. Tickets are available at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville, or at the door on show dates. $10 for children (12 years and under), $12 for adults and $40 for a family of four. Poetry and Motion has delighted countless children in many countries. For more information, visit us at www.caravantheatre.ca


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