Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax

Events

Please note that this events page is a tool for the Member of Parliament as well as local groups and organizations to promote community events. The topics of events listed below do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the Member of Parliament or the New Democratic Party of Canada.

Today

Natal Day Festival

Starts: July 31st, 2014

Celebrating the city's 119th Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day, the five day Bell Aliant Natal Day Festival runs from July 31st till August 4th, 2014.

A total of 30 individual events include; family activities, live concerts, one of the oldest parades in Atlantic Canada and a spectacular fireworks show launched from the span of the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge. Catch this show before the bridge goes off line for construction in 2015 and 2016.

The Art of Disability Festival

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Alderney Landing

Don’t miss this great opportunity to attend Independent Living Nova Scotia’s Art of Disability Festival.

Come join in the activities as artists with disabilities display the diversity of their talents. Various works of art from photography to jewelry, painting to poetry will be available to enjoy and purchase.

Next Phase: The McAlpine Mural, Bayers Westwood Community

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 11:00am

Join community residents and the 4Cs Foundation Art Bikers in creating the next phase of the McAlpine mural. This mural was started last summer and we will gather again to continue to transform the concrete wall into a beautiful work of community art.

Summer Sounds @ Barrington presents Baroque & Fiddle String Quartet

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 12:15pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church, Barrington at Spring Garden Road

 

Freewill Offering    423-9209

Halifax Food Truck Party

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Museum of Natural History

JOIN US and some of the city's best food truck and soak up the food truck scene. Trucks participating include:

 Cheese Gypsy

Author Reading: Natalie Meisner's Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Company House

All are welcome to attend the launch of Natalie Meisner's new book, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family. This event is co-sponsored by Venus Envy.

 

A Sidewalk Trip to the Halifax International Busker Festival

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Community Room at the Atlantic Superstore

The July 31st, 2014, meeting will consist of a sidewalk trip to the Halifax International Busker Festival.  We will meet in the Community Room at the Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street at 6:30 pm and walk to the Halifax Waterfront to be entertained and have some fun!  In the case of inclement weather, we will be going to a coffee shop for some conversation and relaxation.

Presented by the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group

Jour­ney to the Centre of Our Galaxy

Presented by The Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University.

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 7:15pm
Where: Room 120, Dunn Building, Dalhousie University

Presenter: Tony Schellinck. Clear summer nights are the best for a journey of 25,000 light years to the centre of our Galaxy, the Milky Way.

 

Exhibit Opening, Feast and Discussion - Mi'kwite'tmn (Do You Remember) with artist, Ursula Johnson

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Please join us at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center for an evening of festivities. This is in conjunction with Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember) by Ursula Johnson.

 

Good Morning Tonight

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Bus Stop Theatre

The world's best live daytime talk show at night is back for one night of craziness!

Special Guests!

3rd Annual Halifax Natal Day Bluesfest

presented by Casino Nova Scotia.

Starts: July 31st, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia

Charlie A'Court hosts a show not to be missed featuring Carson Downey, Christine Campbell, & Thom Swift (ECMA 2014 Blues Recording of the Year). Back-up band featuring Kim Dunn, Kevin Corbett & Keith Mullins.

Admission: $15.00 (+ taxes & fees)

Upcoming

Symphony Nova Scotia announces its 2014/15 concert season!

Starts: August 1st, 2014

With guests ranging from David Myles and Natalie MacMaster to Martin Beaver and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia presents another season of brilliant classical virtuosos, East Coast music icons, and great Canadian music.     

Season ticket packages are now available for 2014/15. Highlights include:

Rad Storm Opening Show

Starts: August 1st, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: RADSTORM (upstairs @ 6050 Almon)

Come join us to celebrate Radstorms new place. Bands include: EEKUM,  SEEKUM, 4-LOM, HALF//READ

RADSTORM is a new all ages show/jam space & silkscreening studio set up by SAD RAD & INKSTORM collectives.
show up on time & get in cheaper!
$3 before 8:30pm
$5 after 8:30pm
18&under get in free.
No drugs, no alcohol, no bullshit
first band goes on at 8:30. punk time is dead.
support this space!

5th Annual Halifax Natal Day Comedy Gala

presented by Casino Nova Scotia.

Starts: August 1st, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia

Laugh the night away with host Nathan Macintosh for an evening of hilarity featuring Graham Chittenden, K. Trevor Wilson, Sterling Scott & Laurie Elliott. This show sells out every year so get your tickets early. Missing this is no laughing matter.

Admission: $15.00 (+ taxes & fees).

Confident Tour 902

in support of YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

Starts: August 1st, 2014 - 8:30pm
Where: Dave Doolittle's Sports Bar and Grill

Admission - $10

Black Moor & The Holy Snappers

CD release

Starts: August 1st, 2014 - 10:00pm
Where: Michaels

Admission: $7.00

 

Yoga in the Gardens

presented by Bikran Yoga.

Starts: August 2nd, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Family Area, Halifax Public Gardens

Everyone is welcome! Free admission.

For more info, phone: 1-902-444-7660.

Discover Culture: French Beaded Flowers

Starts: August 2nd, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Join us for the free Discover Culture: French Beaded Flowers workshop. Let your creative side blossom! You’ll learn how to make beautiful beaded flowers, just like the French have historically used in bridal crowns, bouquets and flower arrangements. The workshop is free and suitable for ages 9 and up. Space is limited. Register by emailing Lena Hardiman at Learn@pier21.ca. The workshop is presented in English.

www.pier21.ca

Mayor & Council Garden Party

presented by Southwest Properties.

Starts: August 2nd, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Gardens

With support from the Atlantic Federation of Musicians come see the Public Gradens like you've never seen them before! Live music (The Big Night Out Band, Rasta Gumbo, Asia & Nu Gruv, the Mellotones) at the Bandstand & classical music at the fountains, magicians, children's activities, snacks, refreshments, and a visit from Strawberry Shortcake, Peppa Pig & Om Nom.

 

Zine Workshop

Starts: August 2nd, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Anchor Archive, in the back of Plan B, 2180 Gottingen Street

This Saturday Laura Grier will be hosting a Zine making workshop from 2pm to 5:30 pm at the Anchor Archive. There will be snacks, a special talking circle and of course zine making. Come make Zines about politics, Sovereignty, art, community, story telling and what ever else you have in mind. Bring things you want to put in such as articles and or your own work if you want. This will be a basic workshop and all is welcome!!

Natal Day Fireworks

Halifax Harbour Bridges

Starts: August 2nd, 2014 - 10:00pm
Where: Halifax/Dartmouth Waterfront

Catch the fireworks from the Natal Day concert at Alderney Landing.

This is the last year for bridge fireworks until 2017 - so don't miss them!

Leya Evelyn: Imaginary Friends

Starts: August 3rd, 2014
Where: Jo Beale Gallery

Exhibition: August 3-24, 2014

Meet the artsist Sunday, August 3, 2-4pm

MACPASS Miles Run

presented by Medtronic.

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: MacDonald Bridge, Halifax/Dartmouth

Join this free run - rain or shine.

Separate races for men, women, boys & girls - plus the Medtronic Fun Run where you can walk, run or disco across the bridge!

Super Hero Zumba Dance Party in Parade Square

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 12:00pm

Come out and help It Fitz Marketing - Elaine Fitzgerald Muise and friends -- support a fellow entrepreneur get his business started Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles - Join this amazing party during Natal Day in Parade Square - $10 per person.

Celebration in Music Gospel Concert

presented by the African Nova Scotian Music Association.

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: Halifax South Common

Uplifting & inspiring: Shoulder To Shoulder, The Boyd Family, New Beginnings Ministries & The Sanctified Brothers.

 

Halifax Natal Day Family Celebration

presented by GoodLife Fitness.

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Halifax South Common

Join the adventure with Strawberry Shortcake, Peppa Pig & Om Nom for an afternoon of FREE children's activities, bouncy castles, Discovery Centre & more!

 

Lions Club Fundraising BBQ

presented by Sobeys.

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Halifax South Common

Celebration in Music Urban Concert

presented by The African Nova Scotian Music Association.

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Halifax South Common

Enjoy the urban sounds of The Mark Riley Project, Natural Talent, Cyndi Cain & Asia & Nu Gruv.

 

Halifax Natal Day Family Fireworks

presented by GoodLife Fitness.

Starts: August 3rd, 2014 - 9:30pm
Where: Canada Games Ball Diamond, Halifax South Common

Join us for an exciting fireworks display in the middle of the city!

 

Spryfield Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 8:00am
Where: Spryfield Sobeys Parking Lot

FREE pancakes while quantities last!

For more info: www.natalday.org

CFB Halifax Pancake Breakfast & Parade Party

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 8:00am
Where: Hydrostone Park

FREE pancakes cooked up by the men & women of CFB Halifax (free pancakes served until 10 AM while quantities last), entertainment from the performers of the Halifax International Busker Festival, cadet marching band, Milo The Clown & children's activities.

Note: The portion of Young St. from Gottingen to Isleville is closed from 7-11:30 AM in front of the Hydrostone Market.

119th Pepsi Halifax Natal Day Parade

presented by The Chronicle-Herald & MacPhee Ford.

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: From Novalea Dr across the MacDonald Bridge to Sullivan's Pond, Dartmouth.

Enjoy clowns, bands, floats & majorettes.

Fun for the whole family.

7th Annual Halifax Natal Day Party

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Fleming Park

FREE beach party with live music, BBQ, games & activities - rain or shine!

Music by Atlantic Cirque stage show featuring Geordie Brown.

Caribbean Diaspora Multicultural Celebration

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 12:00pm

Performances:

Dance

32nd Annual Harbour Bridge Walk

presented by Halifax Harbour Bridges.

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: MacDonald Bridge, Halifax/Dartmouth

Come & take part in this community celebration & enjoy food, excitement & entertainment.

Rain or shine.

HMCS Acadia Sea Cadet Ceremony of the Flags

Starts: August 4th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Grand Parade

Join over 200 cadets as they host this military tradition of lowering the Canadian flag at sunset.

The Beating Retreat, a feu de joie, fire naval field guns, perform an 8-point dip with Provincial colours & delight the audience with wonderful music.

Hope Blooms at the Library

Hail to the Kale!

Starts: August 5th, 2014 - 5:30am
Where: Halifax North Memorial Public Library

Hope Blooms at the Library – Hail to the Kale!

Aug 5, 3:30 pm

Oka

Starts: August 5th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Halifax Music Co-op

Dance to the groove of Australia's finest!

$20 at the door (opens at 7pm)

Summer Sounds @ Barrington presents Meghan Jamieson (soprano) and Lynette Wahlstrom (piano)

Starts: August 7th, 2014 - 12:15pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church, Barrington at Spring Garden Road

Freewill Offering    423-9209

An evening of Italian Opera with tenor Ermanno Mauro and friends

Starts: August 7th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Italian Canadian Cultural Associaton

Don't miss your opportunity to relax with a glass of wine at the Italian Canadian Cultural Association and meet one of Canada's greatest tenors, Ermanno Mauro! Join Ermanno for this intimate opera concert featuring the music of Puccini and Verdi. Ermanno will be joined by young singers from the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in a variety of numbers, including the entire last Act of Puccini's la bohème, which will be performed by the participants, rigorously coached by Ermanno himself.

Ermanno Mauro has enjoyed a life and career at the very pinnacle of opera, in the golden age of the 1970s-1990s. His career took him to every major opera company in Canada and the world, including a stint as house tenor with Covent Garden.

Ermanno made his unofficial Metropolitan Opera debut in 1978, when he replaced Jon Vickers in I Pagliacci, singing Canio to Louis Quilico's Tonio, and made his official debut there later that year as Radames in Aida. Ermanno is a great teacher of the old school, and carefully tends his voice for a few select engagement every year.

Shaun Majumder 'Stands Up' in Support of Neptune Theatre

Starts: August 7th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre at Citadel High School

 

Get ready for an evening of big laughs in support of Neptune Theatre! Join us on August 7 when Gemini Award-winning Actor and Comedian Shaun Majumder takes over the Spatz Theatre with his slice-of-life stand-up comedy routine.

Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Starts: August 8th, 2014
Where: Halifax Seaport, Cunard Centre

Halifax Seaport Beerfest is Atlantic Canada's largest beer event. This two day summer showcase of beers and ciders highlights over 250 specialty brands from the region and around the world! Specialty pavilions include Maine, Ontario, Quebec, and Ireland with a strong showing of Maritime Craft Breweries. Live music, local food and a 375 foot waterfront patio make this one of Halifax's favourite summertime event.

Regular Advance Tickets $45 + hst

Sambro Sou'Wester Days Ceilidh & Corn Boil

Starts: August 8th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Sambro Sou'Wester Days Beer Tent

In between ball games come on over to the beer tent! The Ceilidh is a great night - a relaxing family evening to kick off Sou'Wester weekend!!!

We have a lot of wonderfully musical locals who play at St. James' Coffee Houses and other events and they always provide great entertainment.

North by Night Market

August Edition

Starts: August 8th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Squiggle Park (corner of Gottigen & Falkland)

Proudly presented by The Food Wolf and Norex...

 

Guided Water Tours to the Sambro Island Lighthouse

Starts: August 9th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Port Authority of Sambro,

Hosted by the Sambro Island Lighthouse Heritage Society and the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society. Skipper Dave (David Gray) and the Pic' Pocket (Paddy Gray) are back with us this year for the water tours. Tours will run from 10 am to 4 pm, roughly on the hour. Tickets will be on sale at 9:30 am in the Sambro Harbour Authority Office by the wharf. Once the boats fill, they will depart, first come, first served, tickets will be numbered so that people get on the appropriate boat.

 

Sambro Sou'Wester Days Parade

Starts: August 9th, 2014 - 10:00am

The parade starts at Atlantic View Drive in Sambro Head and ends at the Sou Wester Days Festival Tent on the West Pennant Road. There will be prizes for Best Commercial, Best Homemade, Best Group, Most Sambro Spirit and Most Original. All vehicles, including ATVs must be registered and insured. You can pick parade applications up at Mishoo's Rite Way or contact me for an application. We ask participants to meet at Atlantic View Drive between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m. because the parade starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp! Let's make this the best parade to date!

Sambro Sou'Wester Days

Family Carnival

Starts: August 9th, 2014 - 11:00am

Bring your family & friends of all ages out to have a great afternoon of games, prizes, a bouncy castle & BBQ.

Sambro Sou'Wester Days

Kyle MacKay's Tailgate Party

Starts: August 9th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Sambro Community Tent

Join Ed Oakley as host to a Tailgate Party in memory of the late Kyle MacKay. Join us in the Community tent (Beer Garden) to celebrate our community and the memory of Kyle MacKay. This is an adult only event for those age 19 years and older.

DRUM CIRCLE sponsored by HMCS Sackville

Starts: August 9th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: beside the ship on Sackville Landing, behind the Maritime Museum.

It will be led by Glenn Fraser and the Mas Cencerro Collective.

 

Northern Lights Lantern Festival

Starts: August 9th, 2014 - 5:00pm

Since 2003, the Northern Lights Lantern Festival has celebrated North End Halifax, and this year the 11th annual Northern Lights Lantern Festival will be no different. 

The Northern Lights Lantern Festival is a day of fun and creativity for all ages, where old friends run into each other and new friends are made.The festival is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of Halifax’s North End. It’s a community festival in the truest sense where everyone is welcome. There is no charge for admission,  BBQ or activities.  It’s a great way to celebrate the North End as a community.  So, call your friends, grab the family or come on your own.

ECE Awareness Parade

Starts: August 10th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: South Commons

To Early Childhood Professionals, recognition doesn't always come easy. Throughout the year the Nova Scotia Child Care Association organizes many initiatives to promote quality Early Childhood Education and the Educators who provide it.

On August 10, 2014 the Nova Scotia Child Care Association has organized an initiative that will span across the province of Nova Scotia. The province-wide ECE Awareness Parade was developed by the NSCCA Advocacy Committee. This Parade is a peaceful and fun walk ending at a family fun event in each of our participating areas. The goal of the parade is to raise public awareness of Early Childhood Education and the value of Early Childhood Educators. The Parade will take place in Sydney, Truro, Kentville, Halifax and Yarmouth concurrently from 1-3pm. Each location destination will have an event to greet them. Those interested in participating in the Parade coordinated in their region should contact their regional coordinator. The Parade welcomes anyone interested in supporting Early Childhood Education and Care.

Days - Rubber Duck Race at Sambro Sou' Wester Days

Starts: August 10th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Sambro Creek, NS

 

Buy your ticket and see the ducks drop over at Sambro Creek. First duck across the line wins. Cash prize of a maximum of $500 to the lucky duck. Cost per ticket is $5. This event is brought to you by Mishoo's Store, Sambro, with many thanks for their continued support of everything related to Sambro and Sou' Wester Days.

Lobster Chowder Supper

Starts: August 10th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: St. James United Church

Adult portion: $12.00. Chirldren's portion: $6.00.

1-902-868-2791

Nerd War: Trivia Night at The Board Room!

Starts: August 10th, 2014 - 7:00pm

Geeks Versus Nerds (www.geeksversusnerds.com) and The Board Room Game Cafe once again join forces to present...

 

Summer Video Academy

Instructor: Luckas Cardona

Starts: August 11th, 2014
Where: Centre for Art Tapes

A summer camp experience designed to give youth aged 13-17 a fundamental understanding of film and video making. They will also learn aspects and genres of production from an industry professional.

This hands-on creative project will allow youth to tap into DIY concepts and will be geared towards their specific interests including animation, documentary and Greenscreen live-action. The five-day camp will generate a short film that can be shared with family and friends.

21U Citifinancial Baseball Championships

Starts: August 13th, 2014
Where: Beazley Field

Dartmouth will host the 2014 Baseball Canada Under 21 Championships on August 14 - 18. Teams across will participate. Citifinancial is a major sponsor.

Visit their website for more information.

Summer Sounds @ Barrington presents Second Chances Jazz Band

Starts: August 14th, 2014 - 12:15pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church, Barrington at Spring Garden Road

Freewill Offering    423-9209

Chef vs. Sausage

Starts: August 14th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: The Halifax Club

Tickets Available

Downtown Milky Way

Starts: August 14th, 2014 - 7:15pm
Where: Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University

The Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University presents Downtown Milky Way. 

 

IFDS World Sailing Championships

Starts: August 15th, 2014
Where: Halifax

We are well under way for the High Liner Foods IFDSWorlds in 2014 here at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. With over 175 years of sailing tradition and an energetic membership, RNSYS is a key part of the active sailing community in Halifax. Our world-class facilities coupled with the great sailing conditions of our area helped the IFDS committee realize RNSYS was a natural choice for the 2014 worlds event.

Visit our website for more information.

Halifax Kinsmen/HRM Boys and Girls Club 2014 Golf Tournament

Starts: August 15th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Granite Springs Golf Course

Registration starts at 11:00 am 

Tee Off Time - 1pm.  - Shot Gun Start

Jen Chapin sings for Amnesty!

Starts: August 15th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: The Company House

Join singer/songwriter Jen Chapin for an incredible night of music and good company, with proceeds from the show going to the local branch of Amnesty International. This is a show you will not want to miss! Jen will be accompanied by her virtuosic Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump, and the "unflappable melodist" (New York Times) Jamie Fox on guitar.

 

Picnic By the Sea

Presented by Local Connections Halifax.

Starts: August 16th, 2014
Where: Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal Park

Free fun for the whole family!

Local food fair - Pop-up market - Pete's sausage cook-off - Telus kids' zone - Live music - Premium NS Pork's Chef vs. Sausage - Lots of seating - BYOPB (Picnic Blanket) .

Contra Dance - a first for us!

Starts: August 16th, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come dance with us! A caller has been hired and a band is being gathered. For more information, contact Maria Lynden at m.t.lynden@gmail.com

*If you would like to volunteer, please let Maria know!    
We would like to include a potluck with your help. Yumm! 

Perfect World - A simply delicious evening in support of the Ecology Action Centre

Starts: August 17th, 2014 - 7:00pm

Savour the latest creations from five celebrated local chefs, prepared using local, sustainably sourced ingredients:

Sunny: An evening of jazz presented by the Lake City Voices

Starts: August 19th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: The Peggy Corkum Music Room

Featuring the music of Michael Bublé, Jackson 5, Nora Jones, Queen, The Beatles, Billy Joel, and Fun.

How to be an Adult

Starts: August 19th, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin at Studio Nihil Baxter: Stromstraße 11-17. 10551, and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

Prismatic Festival 2014

Starts: August 21st, 2014
Where: Alderney Landing Cultural Community Centre

Join us on the beautiful Dartmouth waterfront, August 21 to 24 for Prismatic Arts Festival. This one-of-a kind event features some of the best performances from around the country and beyond by artists of diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds.

Prismatic has something for everyone: free and ticketed performances in music, dance, spoken word, theatre, visual arts and more at Alderney Landing and on the waterfront, hands-on opportunities to engage with festival artists, and exotic food from around the world. Prismatic has brought together Canada's most innovative artists and cultural leaders from around Nova Scotia. Prismatic offers a unique opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a day full of arts, culture, and entertainment. Prismatic 2014 will be bigger and better than ever on the Dartmouth waterfront. There's room for everyone at Alderney Landing.

Summer Sounds @ Barrington presents Ann Bradley (soprano) Shawn Whynot (piano)

Starts: August 21st, 2014 - 12:15pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church, Barrington at Spring Garden Road

Freewill Offering    423-9209

Akoma Family Centre Family Day

Starts: August 23rd, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Akoma Family Centre

RSVP: Joanna Pugh, jpugh@akoma.ca or (9020 434-0674 (ext. 2)

Lunenburg West & Area Garden Party & Potluck

Starts: August 23rd, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Hemford Forest

Directions

- 20 km from intersection of St.Phillips St. and Logan Rd.

Yard Sale with Entertainment and BBQ

-in support of Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank and Skills Development Centre

Starts: August 24th, 2014 - 9:00am

Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank is having a yard sale! But not just any old yard sale, there will also be music and a BBQ for a small donation to Parker Street.

 

PeacemakeHers Leadership Workshop 2014

Starts: August 24th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Thinkers Lodge Dining Hall, Pugwash

Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace, a chapter of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, is thrilled to announce that PeacemakeHers 2014, a peace camp engaging young women in global peace education, is happening August 24th at the Lobster Factory (Dining Hall), Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, NS. This is a one-day event, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Please join us for presentations from Voice of Women peace activists, from young women creating peace in our region, and for productive conversations on how we might create change in our communities and our world, and we'll have a delicious lunch together!

The Transformative Power of Worldview Awareness

Starts: August 26th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Building connectedness in a 21st Century world of highly divergent cultures, experiences and perspectives to learn and work together more effectively.

Kathy Jourdain and Carolann Wright-Parks, located in Halifax, are teaming up with Jerry Nagel from Minnesota to deliver this introduction to The Transformative Power of Worldview Awareness. 

Hope Blooms at the Library

You Say Tomato

Starts: August 26th, 2014 - 3:30pm
Where: Halifax North Memorial Public Library

Hope Blooms at the Library – You Say Tomato

Aug 26, 3:30 pm

Noon-Time Organ Recital

Starts: August 27th, 2014 - 12:10pm
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints

James Burchill, A selection of chorale preludes.

A collection in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund will be received.

Centre for Arts and Technology 2014 Film Festival

Starts: August 28th, 2014

A Celebration of Canadian Cinema with post-secondary students, emergine filmmakers, and start-ups.

Festival includes:

Summer Sounds @ Barrington presents SSF Trio: Piano, Bass & Percussion

Starts: August 28th, 2014 - 12:15pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church, Barrington at Spring Garden Road

 

Freewill Offering    423-9209

Celebrate Labour Day in Halifax!

Starts: September 1st, 2014 - 10:30am
Where: Various Locations

Join the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, affiliated unions and our social movement allies for Halifax Labour Day 2014!  This is our 15th annual Labour Day celebration.

Monday, September 1st
10:30 am - rally at Victoria Park (Across from the Public gardens)
11:30 am - march to the South Commons Triangle (by the pool on the Halifax Common)
12 noon - Free BBQ and picnic, entertainment and speeches on the Common

Equal as Citizens - the tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea

Book Launch by Richard Starr.

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

This is an Author/publisher event with Richard and Jim Lorimer in conversation.

 

Equal as Citizens - the tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea

Book Launch by Richard Starr.

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

This is an Author/publisher event with Richard and Jim Lorimer in conversation.

 

Jordans Principle Fundraising Celebration Feast

Starts: September 6th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center

Join us for a fundraising celebration feast to honour Maurina Beadle and her recent Jordans Principle win!

This event is hosted by the UNIFOR United Workers of Diversity Atlantic Region and takes place on September 6th at 6:00 PM at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center (2158 Gottingen St, Halifax). Special guests include Maurina Beadle and Cindy Blackstock.

G250 Radio Project: All The Voices

Starts: September 9th, 2014
Where: North Branch Public Library

Are you interested in sharing your stories or talents for the Gottingen 250 Radio Broadcast? We are looking for:

  • Residents
  • Business Owners
  • Musicians and Artists
  • The Non-Profit Community

To participate in this community event!! Pre-recorded or live on air!

34th Atlantic Film Festival

Starts: September 11th, 2014
Where: Parklane Cinema/Lord Nelson Hotel

The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers.

The Film Festival offers a first-look at the best international films of the festival season and is the platform in Atlantic Canada to showcase the regional filmmaking community. A champion of local filmmakers, the AFF is committed to bridging the gap between regional and international exposure. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world.

Halifax Celtic Festival

Starts: September 12th, 2014
Where: Halifax Forum

Fame, glory and cash will all be up for grabs at this year’s Halifax Celtic Festival!

The two-day gathering, which celebrates the region’s diverse Celtic roots, will take place on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the historic Halifax Forum.

Yard sale - Local Council of Women Halifax

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 8:00am
Where: Local Council of Women House

Rain or shine.

Included for sale: jewelry, collectables, linens, household items, crafts, good dishes, children's items, garden items, books. There will also be a pantry table.

A Ceremony of Hope and Remembrance

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Dartmouth Memorial Gardens

Please join MADD Nova Scotia Volunteers  for a Candlelight & Commemorative Ceremony of the Provincial Monument to honor  Victims of Impaired Driving

 

September Art Show & Sale

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Saint Benedict Church Auditorium

SEPTEMBER ART SHOW & SALE                     

FREE ADMISSION

Seniors' Information Fair

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 11:30am
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church

A number of community agencies will participate. Browse displays for information that could make life easier and/or more enjoyable!

Artist Laurie Mireau will give a painting demonstration. Light refreshments.  Info: 445-5906 .

Council of Women Meeting

Starts: September 15th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Local Council of Women House

Guest speakers will be Janet Guildford and Sharon MacDonald.

Please join us and bring a friend.

Glam Delusion - A fundraiser for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia

Starts: September 18th, 2014 - 9:00pm

Sublime sounds, surreal sights, and scandalous scenery.

 

Food Up! Skilling Day

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: Shambhala School

"If you eat, you're invited to attend. Everything you always wanted to learn about growing, preserving and cooking your own food."
Transition Bay St Margarets has teamed up with the Ecology Action Centre to host a spectacular learning opportunity on all aspects of growing, harvesting, storing, preserving and cooking your own food.  Pick and choose the classes that you want to attend, learn about local organizations involved in local food, network with others and have an enormous amount of fun!

Cost:  $20 suggested donation ($10 under 30).  No advanced registration is required.  Lunch will be served for an extra donation.
Information: 
info@transitionbay.ca or aimee@ecologyaction.ca

The MacDonald House Open House & Fun Day

Come & Celebrate this local gem!

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am

4144 Hwy 207, between Lawrencetown & Stoney Beach,

We are restoring an old community tradition by inviting you all to come out & enjoy: 

NS Citizens' Health Care Network AGM

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre

Following business, lunch will be provided and we'll be joined by guest speaker
Dr. Monika Dutt, from 1pm - 2:30pm. 

Among many other distinctions, Dr. Dutt is the Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Medical Officer of Health for Cape Breton, an Adjunct Professor at Cape Breton University, and a family physician. 

Dancing for our Stars – A Fundraiser for Bridgeway Academy

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 6:30pm

Dancing for our Stars gives local celebrities a chance to slip on a pair of dancing shoes and put themselves in the shoes of a student with LD. They are way outside of their comfort zones as they try to cram years of ballroom dance training into a few short months. On top of all that, they are raising money and awareness.

You can follow their progress on our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Our competitors show a lot of heart and are highly motivated because they know that the money they raise will be used for bursaries and assessment support for Nova Scotia youth struggling with learning disabilities.

Bike, Walk or Run for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: First Lake Trail

For all ages!

Join us for a beautiful, fun lakeside walk, and a delicious barbeque, sponsored by Sobeys First Lake, to wrap up the event.

The Word on the Street Festival

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Halifax Waterfront

The Word On The Street Halifax is a free community event that promotes literacy and a love of the written word. The Festival features author readings, panel discussions, workshops, and a variety of engaging activities for a diverse audience.

Coffee House

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Global Health Day 2014

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 3:30pm
Where: Tupper Building, Dalhousie University

The Global Health Office invites you to join us for our annual Global Health Day open house. This event focuses on research initiatives and education programs in Global Health at Dalhousie University, and provides students, faculty and the community an opportunity to highlight their global health experience.

There will be a poster exhibit and an opportunity to interact with others engaged in global health.

Lecture: A Perfect Storm

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

Moving forward: Pathways to 'Culturally Competent' Practice with African Canadians

Starts: September 24th, 2014
Where: Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel

Join the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers in celebrating their 35th anniversary at this conference.

A Bold Vision

Women's Leadership Conference in PEI

Starts: September 24th, 2014
Where: Rodd Brudenell River Resort

AIDS Walk for Life

Starts: September 28th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Halifax Commons

Join us on September 28th at the Halifax Commons, where we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Halifax walk. Join us for a family friendly afternoon of dancing, activities, entertainment, BBQ and of course walking all hosted by the 101.3 The BOUNCE morning crew.

Host - AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS)

One World Alumni Dinner

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Loyola Conference Hall

Be part of the alumni community as we come together in support of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a charity that works to help youth realize their potential, to provide them with financial skills and literacy and to create future business leaders of Nova Scotia.

Special Guest Speaker Katrina MacLean, 2nd year Saint Mary's University Commerce Student and MC, Wendy Brookhouse BComm'91 EMBA'02

The RIDE for Refuge

Starts: October 4th, 2014

The RIDE for Refuge    

October 4

Mosaic for Mental Health

Starts: October 16th, 2014
Where: Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing

Opening Night: October 16th 7pm - 9pm

 

The 5th Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium

C.A.T.S 5: Exploring Adventure Therapy in the Hospital, Home and Hills

Starts: October 17th, 2014
Where: Brigadoon Village

A 3 day conference style gathering for practitioners, researchers and outdoor enthusiats nation-wide. Pre-symposium full day workshops, keynote speakers, hands-on experiential learning, on-site accomodations and meals, and networking opportunities.

For more information visit our Website.

The Blue Lecture

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin at Studio Nihil Baxter: Stromstraße 11-17. 10551, and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

Nature Trust 17th Annual Dinner and Auction

Starts: October 23rd, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Cunard Centre

Celebrate 20 years of conservation in Nova Scotia. This event is one of Halifax’s most exciting environmental events, offering guests the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, hear stories and experiences of conservation efforts taking place in Nova Scotia and help raise critical funds for the Nature Trust to continue saving unique and outstanding places across Nova Scotia.

Here are some highlights:

Professor Jula Hughes: History of Legal Disputes for Abortion Access in New Brunswick

Starts: October 31st, 2014 - 8:30pm

About the Speaker:

Jula Hughes is an Associate

Waves of Change - Sustainable Food for All

Starts: November 13th, 2014

Hundreds of food leaders from across Canada will converge in Halifax November 13-16th, 2014 for Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, Food Secure Canada’s eighth National Assembly.

Farmers, fishers, dietitians, policy makers, activists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, indigenous leaders, students, academics and more will create three jam-packed days of programming, networking opportunities, and learning sessions.  This is the first time the FSC Assembly has been held in Atlantic Canada and this edition will feature the top experts from the region as well as across the country with a special focus on fisheries.

Festival of Trees

Starts: November 21st, 2014

Mark off your calendars for the 23rd annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees!

On Friday, November 21st, kick off the holiday season at the Shannex Holiday Luncheon - a wonderful way to celebrate with colleagues and friends.

Songwriters in the Round

Starts: November 23rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference

Starts: November 27th, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn

The first-ever-of-its-kind 2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference (ANSMHAI), is an exciting 2 day affair that will put Nova Scotia/ Canada on the map by showcasing leading experts of mental health issues for diverse African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) populations by giving health professionals and service users that provide or receive mental health services an opportunity to gather to focus on the impact of health system delivery, navigation and response for persons of African descent living in Nova Scotia.

On Thursday evening, there will be a FREE Networking Mingler Event from 5-9pm that will present you with the opportunity to meet with leading local, regional, provincial, and international mental health providers and clinicians for diverse African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) populations. On Friday, the critical exchange of dialogue about mental health service navigation, usage, delivery, and responsiveness from representatives across local, regional, provincial, national, and international levels will begin with the intent to examine considerable contextual issues when providing health services to diverse ACB populations so that they can be better served.

Symphony Nova Scotia The Nutcracker

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

December 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30 pm

December 6, 7, 13, & 14* at 2:00 pm (added performance)

Down Home Christmas

Starts: December 14th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Coffee House in the Round

Starts: February 8th, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Coffee House

Starts: March 29th, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

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Activism Fair: Humans Wanted!

Starts: July 30th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Just Us! Cafe

Hosted by the Halifax Environmental Justice Collective and the Ecology Action Centre's Energy Action Team.

Interested in engaging with climate, energy and environmental justice issues?
Want to get more involved in work for a better future?

Noontime Organ Recital

Starts: July 30th, 2014 - 12:10pm
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints

Robert Quinney, Organist at Peterborough Cathedral in England.

He will play music by J. S. Bach (Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, BWV 564), C. P. E. Bach (Sonata in F, Wq70 ⁄3 ) and Francis Pott (Sonata Breve).

Halifax International Busker Festival

Starts: July 30th, 2014
Where: Halifax Waterfront

For 6 days in August, the Halifax International Busker Festival explodes across Halifax's beautiful and historic downtown. Featuring the hilarious, wacky, and breathtaking entertainment that can only be found at the annual Halifax International Busker Festival - crowds are treated to mind blowing shows from the world's top street performance artists as they showcase their unique talents and skills with acrobatics, music, visual arts, comedy, fire shows, and so much more.

With stages located along the Halifax Waterfront, the festival promises hundreds of jaw dropping shows. Ungated and open to the public, the Halifax International Busker Festival promises something for everyone.

Champions for Change

Starts: July 29th, 2014 - 4:30pm
Where: Halifax Metro Centre

Join us and your favourite Nova Scotian hockey players at the Halifax Metro Centre for Champions for Change in support of Phoenix!

 

BuskerFEAST

Starts: July 29th, 2014
Where: Westin Nova Scotian Hotel

Enjoy a fun-filled dinner with all the sights, sounds and excitement of a private Busker Festival showcase featuring contortionists, acrobats, music, living statues and so much more! Your chance for a sneak-peak at this years performers! Stay the night at the Westin Hotel and get 20% off your reservation!

Admission: $65 (plus hst) Table of 10 $650.00 (plus hst)

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