Updated April 12
© Trish Fry
The Vandenberg Family helps rake leaves at the Historic Gardens during Spring Clean-up. Volunteers are invited to help ready the Gardens for Spring all week long, April 8 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 532-7018 for information.
Annapolis County Events space is provided for local non-profit organizations. Space is limited to about 25 words. There is no guarantee that notices will be printed. Contact 825-3457, fax 825-6707, email email@example.com, or drop them off at 87 Commercial Street, Middleton. Deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m.
Gardens Clean-Up Week
April 8 to 13 It’s Historic Gardens Spring Clean-up Week in Annapolis Royal. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can grab a rake and join staff and volunteers at the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal to clean up the grounds and prepare for the spring garden season. Staff and volunteers will be there each day, and welcome any time you can contribute - even an hour or two would be greatly appreciated. Refreshments provided. Call 532-7018 for information.
Macdonald Museum Open
Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum is now open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at 21 School Street, Middleton. See the Nova Scotia Museum's antique clock and watch exhibit, a recreated classroom and general store, the Rusty Nail exhibit and lots more. Visit the genealogy library in the museum on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission charged. Call for more information at 825-6116. Check us out at www.macdonaldmuseum.ca.
CANCELLATION- Country Gospel Music Night at Paradise Community Hall cancelled for April. Next event will be held May 18. Details to follow.
Call to Artists
By April 26 “Inspired by Magnolias,” Chapel Gallery, ARTsPLACE. Calling artists to submit up to two works inspired by magnolias (previously exhibited work will not be accepted). All media accepted. Up to two pieces per person (dependent on space available). $10 entry. Works can be for sale and artists will retain 100 per cent of any sales. Register by April 26 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Palliative Care Training
Mid-Valley Palliative Care Services are holding a training program for new volunteers in April and May on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial. An additional 10 hours of volunteer time with MVOCS will be required for certification. For information or to register, contact 825-4994 or 765-8778.
Support Annapolis Youth Park by donating goods for our spring yard sale in May. Call 532-7066 to organize drop-off. We're aiming for Victoria Day weekend.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 inductions of the Sports Heritage Wall of Fame until April 30. Entrants are requested in athletes, builder and team categories. Forms are available at Middleton Town Recreation Dept., Macdonald Museum, the A.C. Spectator office or from any of the Directors of the Board.
Skate Park Meetings
Want a Skate Park in Middleton? Come out to the committee meetings the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the MRHS library. And bring everyone you know. Info: Brooke @ 824-1069.
Come out every Monday evening at the Port George Rec. Centre to play, sing or listen, and enjoy good friends and delicious snacks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Jam starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2.
Every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. in the Emmanuel Congregational Church at 37 Gates Ave., Middleton. All welcome.
Wednesdays Come out to Brickton Jam Sessions every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Great Country & Bluegrass music. Come to play, sing, or listen. Refreshments at intermission. All for only $ 2 each.
Recyclables for Relay
Donate your refundables. Drop them off at Hankinson’s Recyclables in Middleton and say that their for “Relay for Life.”
After School LEGO
Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., Bridgetown and Area Library. What better way to spend after school than building LEGO at the library! Build with ours. Do not bring your own LEGO.
Family Board Game Night
Tuesdays Starting at 6:30 p.m. Bridgetown and Area Library. Enjoy some old-fashioned family fun at the Bridgetown Library. Bring your own board games or try some of ours. Ages 10+
Until May 8 A great opportunity for anyone wanting to try baseball or get a jump on the season. Every Wednesday evening at Dwight Ross School; Ages 5-11 at 6 to 7:30 p.m.; ages 12+ at 7:30 to 9 p.m. Indoors sneakers required. Cost is $75 and pre-register at 363-2328 or email@example.com.
April 12 Middleton Skating Club’s annual general meeting starts at 6 p.m. at NSCC, Middleton. Anyone interested is invited. The Club is looking for people to join the Executive for 2013 – 2014, if interest, please attend. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacred, Secular, and Silly IX
April 12 Annapolis Valley Centre Royal Canadian College of Organists presents a concert by singers and instrumentalists from the Annapolis Valley in support of its Organ Scholarship Fund in Bridgetown Baptist Church, Bridgetown, 7:30 pm. A freewill offering will be taken. Information: David Skidmore 825-1588.
Call for Actors
April 13 Twenty adult actors (10 women & 10 men) are required for eight plays in the King's Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays scheduled for June 14, 15 and 16. Auditions: April 13 at King's Theatre, 10 a.m. No acting experience is needed. Select a piece to read or bring your own. Info: Brenda Keen, 532-5156.
April 13 All Saint’s Anglican Church Kingston will be serving a full breakfast on Saturday, April 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. at All Saints’ Anglican Church Hall, Pleasant Street, Kingston (turn west off Bridge Street). Cost: $ 7. Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, hash browns, toast, juice, tea and coffee. All are welcome.
April 13 Annual yard sale of the Catholic Women’s League of St. Monica is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Parish Hall on Connaught Ave., Middleton. Proceeds go to the community and parish.
April 13 Annapolis Royal Winter Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal. Your source for local food products and more. Free admission. Call 532-7018.
Swim for Supper
April 13 Lawrencetown Pool Committee hosts a pool fundraiser, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Lawrencetown Fire Hall. Menu of beans, ham, potato scallop and brown bread. Cost is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are $4. Advance tickets, take outs, and delivery in Lawrencetown area available. Contact: Shyloe, 584-7008.
April 13 & 14 Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute offers a two-day introduction on sustainable woodlots for those new to woodlot management or anyone that has a woodlot and isn’t aware of their options. But everyone is welcome. Topics include: tree ID, tree selection, Acadian Forest restoration, forest values, species at risk, demo of using horse, tractor and iron horse for tree removal. Spaces limited. Register at 682-2371; email@example.com
New Horizons Meeting
April 15 Habitation New Horizons Club annual meeting Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at 1773 Lower Granville Rd, Port Wade. This is a very important meeting as the future of the hall will be discussed. For more information call 532-2450.
April 16 Spring Clean-up at the Clementsvale Cemetery on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. All hands welcome.
Lower Granville AGM
April 16 Annual General Meeting of Lower Granville Hall, Port Royal, starts at 7 p.m. New members needed.
April 16 The Annapolis County ATV & Multiuse Trails Society meeting will be held every third Tuesday at The Annapolis Royal Inn, 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome.
Knit at the Library
April 16 Knit at the Library Tuesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at Bridgetown and Area Library. No matter if you're novice or pro, come and knit at the library with others who share the pleasure of needles and yarn. The library knitting group meets on the third Tuesday of every month.
Family Board Game Night
April 16 Family Board Game Night on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bridgetown and Area Library. Enjoy some old-fashioned family fun at the Bridgetown Library. Drop in for a game or two, or stay the entire evening. Beginning on April 16th, Board Game Night takes place the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Adults and Youth Ages 10+)
April 17 The Annual Meeting of the Wadeville Cemetery will be held on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Granville Centre Hall, Granville Centre. Lot owners are urged to attend.
April 19 Kingston and District Health Auxiliary will be holding a Coffee Party from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kingston Fire Hall. Proceeds for Palliative Care.
April 20 Pour for the Cure at the Middleton Fire Hall, 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $5. Also bake table, craft table and door prizes. Sponsored by Nictaux Hospital Auxiliary and Nictaux Baptist Friendly Club. Proceeds for Cdn. Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic.
April 20 There will be a Lobster Dinner in support of the Bridgetown Curling Club on Saturday, April 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. $20 per plate includes lobster, roll, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert.
Eat In or Take Out. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Bridgetown Scotiabank or by calling: Karson at 532-5524 or 532-8537; or Brenda, 665-2935. Tickets may also be purchased through any club member. Limited tickets at the door. Scotiabank Bridgetown will match funds raised to a maximum of $5,000.
Grad Bottle Drive
April 20 Held by the Grad Committee of MRHS in the Middleton area with proceeds to Safe Grad activities. To contribute, please have your bottles ready for door-to-door pickup, at roadside, or drop at Hankinson’s Depot that same day and say it’s for MRHS Grads. Also early drop off at 419 Main St., Middleton.
April 20 Maplefest at Milford Hall, South Milford (Route 8) sittings at 12 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy fluffy pancakes, local maple syrup, old fashion baked ham, baked beans, potato salad, homemade rolls and assorted cream pies. Take outs available. Proceeds for Milford Hall, Milford History Centre, and a portion to Milford Baptist Church. Contacts: Adele at 532-2811 or Judy at 532-2615.
April 20 Annapolis Royal Winter Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal. Your source for local food products and more. Free admission. Call 532-7018.
Reg Baird Talk
April 21 Attention: Brook Trout Fishers and other Environmentalists. Reg Baird will discuss and show slides about an on-going research project on the state of the brook trout population in the Mersey River System, on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Annapolis Royal Library. This will the final presentation in the annual "An Afternoon with Friends" lecture series for 2013. Sponsored by the Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library, "An Afternoon with Friends" presentations are free and open to all.
April 21 Eden Golf & Country Club Spring shareholders meeting starts at 2 p.m. in the Club House. All shareholders are urged to attend.
Funds for Fuel
April 22 Funds for Fuel bridge party at 1 p.m., Monday, April 22 at Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St, Middleton. Cost is $4 per person. Light refreshments served. All welcome. Come out for a fun afternoon and support your local museum. Call 825-6116 for more information.
Time to Dance
April 22 to May 20 Join us every Monday for fun and fitness at 7:30 p.m. in the Paradise Community Hall. Learn to Fox Trot, Quick Step and Rhumba with instructor Peter Fyfe. Grab a partner and pre-register now at 584-3511.
April 24 Authors Ink creative writing group, meets at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 24 at Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St, Middleton. Cost is $3 per person. All welcome. There will also be a workshop on April 24 with additional costs. Please call 825-6116 for more information or to register for the workshop.
April 25 Annapolis Valley Chapter – member of Autism N.S. official opening of their new office in room 241 at W.K. Memorial Health Ctr. (Berwick Hospital). Learn about upcoming activities and upcoming events. Resources are available to borrow. Info: Lori, 765-9108.
April 25 General meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion Port Royal Br.#21 meets at 7 p.m.
April 25 Come to the Wilmot Community Center for an evening of music from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $2.
April 27 Rosemary Chapter IODE Rummage Sale on Saturday April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. to be held at the Community College, Middleton. Sale of clothing for everyone; household goods; books; and children's toys. IODE is a Canadian women's charitable organization.
April 27 Annapolis Royal Winter Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal. Your source for local food products and more. Free admission. Call 532-7018.
April 27 Have us bag your groceries, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sobey’s in Greenwood. 100 per cent of the donations during our Bagging Event is used to fund services and programs for individuals and their families living with Autism in the Valley. Info: Karen, 765-3502.
Relay Yard Sale
April 27 Annual Relay for Life Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at old Foodland parking lot, Kingston. Tables are free to registered Relay for Life teams. Admission is free. Find baked goods, homemade crafts, electronics, books, toys, games, sports equipment and more. For tables, call Dave Shears at 765-9451, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Rain date: May 4)
April 27 Cribbage Tournament at Middleton Legion Branch #1, registration at 12 noon, play starts at 1 p.m. All entrance monies returned in prizes. Canteen available. Members and guests welcome. Must be 19 years of age. Info: 825-4751
Roast Beef Dinner
April 27 Dinner at St. James Anglican Church Hall, Bridgetown. Pre-sold tickets ($12) only. Eat in at 5:30. Take-outs available for pick up or delivery at 4:30. Get your ticket by contacting Dick at 665-2612 or Hilda at 665-4627.
55+ Winter Series
April 28 Winter Series is a free seminar for those ages 55+. Series #4 is on Spring blossoms featuring a walking horticultural workshop through the town and surrounding trails. Meet at the Town Hall in Annapolis Royal at 2 p.m. Complimentary refreshments served following the workshop. Info: Brooke, 824-1069.
April 30 Scrabble at the Bridgetown and Area Library on Tuesday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to drop in for a lively game of Scrabble the last Tuesday of each month. (Adults)
April 30 GirlPower! At the Bridgetown and Area Library on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Girls, this is for you! Come to the library the last Tuesday of every month for two hours of GirlPower fun. Play games, do crafts, hang out together and write in your GP journal. (Girls ages 10 to 15)
April 30 A Soup Luncheon served by the Middleton Fire Department Auxiliary (the Fireflies) will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Middleton Fire Hall. Soup choices will be corn chowder, turkey vegetable soup and split pea/ham soup. Dessert will be a choice of (almost) Black Forest cake or pumpkin delight. What a great deal at only $7 a person. Please join us. Free delivery service in Middleton -- call Bonnie at 825-3062 by April 29.
April 30 The Annapolis Royal & District unit of the Canadian Cancer Society will hold its annual general meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, Annapolis Royal. The public and new members are invited.
Market & Plant Sale
May 4 At Tupperville Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of vendors, lunch available, and raffles. All proceeds to Tupperville Community Hall and the Gathering Place Society. Info: Wyllow, 532-2123
May 4 Join Greenwood Team Sobeys and Holly Walker of Group Effort Fitness for a night of Zumba fitness, as we raise funds for Relay for Life. The cost is only $10 a person and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kingston Lions Hall.
Funds For Fuel
May 6 Funds for Fuel bridge party at 1 p.m., Monday, May 6 at the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St, Middleton. Cost is $4 per person. Light refreshments served. All welcome. Come out for a fun afternoon and support your local Museum. Call 825-6116 for more information.
CAPS Dinner & Auction
May 11 (purchase tickets by May 1) Companion Animal Protection Society Dinner and Silent Auction at Lions Club, Kingston. Enjoy a full course turkey dinner (or vegetarian entrée). Special guest speaker is Faith Maloney, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah; home of the Dogtown TV series. Bidding begins at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets ($25) available at: Scotiabank, Middleton, Greenwood Animal Hospital, Lockharts Casuals, Annapolis Royal, MFI Advertising, Lawrencetown, or call 825-2277. Info: www.caps-annapolis.org.
Mother’s Day Supper
May 12 “Keeping it Local” hosted by Annapolis Co. 4-H Leaders Council at Lawrencetown Fire Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Enjoy shepherd’s pie, caesar salad and apple crisp. Fundraiser for new 4-H barn at Annapolis Valley Exhibition Grounds. Advance tickets for sale at Scotiabank Middleton, Bridgetown, and Annapolis Royal, or at door. There is limited seating. Net proceeds will be matched (max. $5,000) by Scotiabank.
Animal Rescue Workshop
May 12 Hosted by CAPS at Margaretsville Fire Hall, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faith Maloney of the famous Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Utah (Dogtown tv series), speaks on ‘Volunteer Burnout’ and on ‘How to Unite the Work of Animal Rescue Groups.’ Q&A time and light lunch offered. Cost: minimum free will offering of $10 or supply donations. Pre-registration required, contact 825-2277 or www.caps-annapolis.org
Funds For Fuel
May 27 Funds for Fuel bridge party at 1 p.m., Monday, May 27 at the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St, Middleton. Cost is $4 per person. Light refreshments served. All welcome. Come out for a fun afternoon and support your local Museum. Call 825-6116 for more information.