Nova Scotia – April 2017 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of April 2017 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Nova Scotia.

EVENT-150x150AND...if you've got an event coming up - drop us a line at [email protected] with the details and we'll do our best to get it in there. For more info on submissions click here

 

Maple Sugar Brunch and Guided Tours at Sugar Moon Farm-Earltown
Every Saturday and Sunday
Sugar Moon Farm serves their signature fully-licensed maple brunch.
Be sure to take a free guided tour of the maple sugar operation and plan to hike the Rogart Mountain Trail. Visit the website for more details:  www.sugarmoon.ca

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sunday ceilidhSunday Ceilidh-Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 
every Sunday
For more information, go to the website

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Saturday Ceilidh's at the Doryman -Doryman Pub and Grill, Cheticamp
Every Saturday
Fiddle music every Saturday afternoon. For more information, call 902-224-9909

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square dancingFamily Square Dance-West Mabou Hall
Every Saturday
Traditional square dance where the whole family is welcome. Contact Margie MacInnis for more details: 902-945-2814

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Acadian Arts and Craft Day- West Pubnico
every week on Thursday
For traditional craft demonstrations such as artist painting, hooked rugs, braided rugs, basket weaving, wool spinning, crochet tatting, quilting and red work. To find out more, check out  the website.

 

Mother Goose / French for Fun Program- Petit de Grat Library
Wednesdays
With Rachel MacGillivray & Louise Migneault every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am at the Petit de Grat Library in Petit de Grat, NS, for ages 0-6.  Program includes 2 stories (English & French), a light snack, a craft, children's songs, and ends with a musical exercise game. Please contact the Petit de Grat Library at (902) 226-3534 or email [email protected] for more information.

Tartan Day- McCulloch Heritage Centre, Pictou
April 2
Tartan Day in Canada has become an annual event. The concept of "Tartan Day" began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on March 9,  1986. Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6th each year, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. In Canada, on Tartan Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear tartan in commemoration of the contributions of Scots and their descendants to the fabric of our society. Visit the website to  learn more.

The Boxwood Festival Society presents the Chris Norman Ensemble
Lunenburg School of the Arts
April 7, 2017
World-renowned flute-player Chris Norman is one of the foremost tradition bearers playing the music of Maritime Canada: dances, airs and songs from Nova Scotia, Friday, April 7, 7:30PM at the Lunenburg School for the Arts (corner Montague and Prince). $25 at the door and at Shop on the Corner + local craft beers, wine and snacks Click here for more information

 

 

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BABY CLOTHING & EQUIP. SALE - Halifax Forum
April 8
The Parents of Multiple Births Association (POMBA) Halifax is hosting their biannual children’s clothing and equipment consignment sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 9th at the Halifax Forum (Multi Purpose Room). The sale features a “power hour” from 1p.m. – 2p.m. that will allow shoppers to purchase a variety of items at 50% off. Admission is $2 cash. For more information visit www.pomba.ca

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Planetarium: "Starry Nights and Poetry Maps"
HALIFAX PLANETARIUM SHOW Dalhousie University
Thursday,  April 13 & Thursday, April 27
planetariumCome and explore the stars of Spring and Summer. Hard to find your way? Astronomers use a variety of methods to learn (and remember) the stars and constellations. Come learn a few shortcuts, some stories and become better  acquainted with the night sky above us.  Click here for more information

 

Spring Eggs-travaganza
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
April 15
Join us for our annual Spring Celebration at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Bring the family out to participate in a scavenger hunt for large wooden eggs throughout the Park and get a sweet reward! (Note the eggs are not collected). Free face painting and craft. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after your hike through the Park. Dress for the weather.  Regular park admission applies.  For more information click here

 

Unicorn Theatre Presents: “Peter Pan"- Bay Community Centre, St. Margaret's Bay
April 21 - 30
Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter meets the Darling children (Wendy, John and Michael) when he creeps into their nursery in search of his shadow. He tells them all about his home, Neverland, where children never grow up, and offers to teach them to fly so that they can come with him and see it for themselves. So all four head for “the second star on the right and straight on ‘til morning”, where the children find themselves involved in all kinds of adventures with the Lost Boys, Peter’s mortal enemy Captain Hook and his gang of dastardly Pirates, and Peter’s ally Tiger Lily. Click here for more info & tickets

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Saltscapes East Coast Expo 2015- Exhibition Park, Halifax
April 21 - 23

Celebrate Canada's East Coast together! Saltscapes Expo visitors experience firsthand the tastes, sounds, characters and experiences that our great Atlantic Canadian lifestyle has to offer. Come and Savour the Flavour; shop and buy from our Unique Retailers; learn more about gardening, green living, home improvement and landscaping in Home/Cottage/Garden; hear music from around the region and plan your next staycation in our Culture/Music/Travel section! Visit www.saltscapes.com/expo for more information.

 

The Bay Chorale presents "Generations of Song" - Upper Tantallon/Hubbards
April 22
Join the Bay Chorale as we celebrate our tenth anniversary of music-making in St. Margaret’s Bay!  Through musical storytelling, our concert will meditate on the way that women share wisdom and support across the generations.  With music that ranges from lively and uplifting to reflective and pensive, we will revisit some repertoire from our ten years of song, and also present some new selections.  We are especially excited to present the world premiere of an original work of music composed for the Bay Chorale by renowned Canadian choral composer Jeff Enns, with lyrics drawn from the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet with Nova Scotia roots, Elizabeth Bishop. Reception to follow with birthday cake and other goodies.  Tickets $15 adult, $5 children under 12, babes in arms free.  For ticket reservations, please click here or call Carol at 902-835-8234. For more info click here.

 

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