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Movies & NFB Films
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Let's Talk about Ticks!
Join Andrew Hebda, Zoologist Curator from the Nova Scotia Museum as he talks about ticks. In this informative session, he will go over what they are, their appearance and how they live. He’ll also address what species we have locally, how to identify them and remove them, along with the role they can play in contracting Lyme Disease.
About the speaker: Andrew Hebda has been the Curator of Zoology at the Nova Scotia Museum since 1995. He began his career with the Department of National Defence and, while serving, Andrew completed his B.Sc. at Carleton University and his M.Sc. at York University, both in Biology. Andrew enjoys the range of opportunities afforded by his museum work. On any given day, he might find himself studying any number of fish, molluscs, insects, mammals, reptiles or amphibians. For more information please call New Glasgow Library at 902 755-8233 or the Antigonish Library at 902 863-4276. All are welcome.
‘Safe Medications’ with local pharmacist David MacLean Wed, Sept 23, 2:30pm @ the Westville Library
Join local pharmacist David MacLean as he talks about prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, their ability to improve health and problems that can happen when
not taken properly. All are welcome! About the speaker: David MacLean is the Pharmacist at the recently-established Pharmacy First, located in Stellarton. He has over 10 years of experience working as a pharmacist in Pictou and at the Aberdeen Hospital as well. For more information please call 902 396-5022.
"Greater Happiness for the Aging and House-bound' book reading with artist and author Alice Hoskins Sat. June 20th 1:00 - 2:30pm @ the Antigonish Library and Tue. June 23rd at 2:30 at the Westville Library
At 96, Alice Hoskins has lost some of her mobility but not her enthusiasm for life. This little book is full of her words of wisdom about getting older and maintaining an engaged and creative life, illustrated throughout by watercolour paintings and pen and ink drawings by Alice, and produced through Lyghtesome Gallery. Meet and listen to the artist behind the book. All are welcome! In recognition of a lifetime of service and practice in the arts, Alice Hoskins received an honorary degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 2007. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 902-396-5022.
Seniors Cafe & Seniors Now
Join us @ the Westville Library Wednesday Sept. 2 at 2:30 - 3:30pm for some tea, coffee and conversation as a local speaker comes to chat. This month, local Naturopathic Doctor Amy Punke will be in to talk about alternative methods in aging naturally and natural forms of menopause relief.
Topics vary from month to month, for more information or to suggest a speaker please contact (902) 755-6031 or (902) 396-5022.
Seniors Cafe presents 'The Art of Bellydancing' @ the Pictou Library Mon. Sept 21, 10am – 11am. This month, we will be joined by Griselda Manning, founder of Eastern Lights Belly Dance Performance Troupe, a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. Griselda will explain and demonstrate the art of belly dancing. Come prepared to participate! For more information, call (902) 485-5021.
Seniors Now! presents ‘Fun, Fitness and Friendship!’ with the upcoming Nova Scotia 55+ Games @ the New Glasgow Library Thursday Sept. 10th 1:30pm. Join us as Jan Keefe, Event Coordinator with the Nova Scotia 55+ Games talks about the events taking place locally and throughout Pictou County (September 17-19). This includes record-breaking registrations, details around the visiting teams and the potential for economic spin-off in our community! After chatting about the Fitness and Friendship for the games, we’ll add some FUN in with a free ZUMBA™ demonstration courtesy of the YMCA of Pictou County, located in the Pictou County Wellness Centre (where many events will be held for the games). For more information, call (902) 752-8233.
A reading with Children's Author, Shelley Rudderham
Saturday August 22nd 3:30pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library
Shelley Rudderham is a bilingual elementary school teacher and author. All of her books teach children about values, such as sharing and self-esteem. Copies of her books in English & French, will be available for purchase at the reading. Everyone welcome!
Puppetry Club in Antigonish, Pictou and Westville (NEW! - pre-registration required)
Puppetry Club - Westville Starts Sept 10 (Thursdays at 3:00 - 4:30pm) for ages 5+
Things will be getting crafty and creative as puppet creation gets started with the new Puppetry Club at the Westville Library. Learn how to make puppets and write a puppet show too!!! For more information, and to register, please contact the library at (902) 396-5022.
Puppetry Club - Antigonish – Sept 15 – Oct 27 (Tuesdays at 3:00 - 4:00pm) for ages 9-15
Get creative by joining the new Puppetry Club! Learn to build puppets, write a puppet show for a performance of a lifetime. This group is aimed for kids ages 9-14. To register, please contact Elizabeth at (902) 863-4276.
Saturday Morning Puppetry Club - Pictou. Starts Sept 19 (Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:30am) for ages 5+
Inspired by the fun puppets you see at the Pictou Library? Why not learn how to make your own! Join the Pictou Library as they help people make puppets from all different kinds of material and then have your puppet join others to tell a story. It could be one of your favourite stories or one that you create out of your imagination. For more information, and to register, please contact (902) 485-5021.
Anitigonish Culture Alive presents "Gathering of the Arts' (GoArts) juried exhibit
On display July 7 - August 27th at the People's Place Library, Antigonish.
Antigonish Culture Alive will host GoArts this year at the People's Place Library throughout the months of July and August. GoArts features a juried visual arts exhibition and workshops and demonstrations for all ages. These will include dance, film, fine arts, music, theatre, writing and more.