Think about how you’re going to vote on May 30
I have been voting since I was 21 and remember when all the parties were willing to buy your vote for a pint of rum or a two-dollar bill.
Arts Alive with Andrew MacGregor
Arts Alive with Andrew MacGregor
It's a holiday weekend and there is lots of music in the area.
There’s an East Coast Music Show tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Oxford.
Among the performers will be the Cobequid Funtones, Silver Rose, the Terrio Sisters, Lawry and Mary MacLeod, Claire Canning, Jim Scopie, Elaine Cook, The Rollickers and Leah Killen. Admission is $12 at the door and there will be a 50/50 draw as well as a canteen. For more information call 902-447-2006.
On Saturday there will be an event called A Springtime Bouquet of Music and Poetry with James and Penelope Mark (clarinet and piano), Danise Ferguson (cello), Janet Hammock (piano), as well as poetry from Marilyn Lerch and Robert Lapp. It takes place on Saturday at 3 p.m. as well as Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sackville Skyloft Studio, 14 Devon Ave., Sackville.
Recitals will be followed by light refreshments and convivial conversation with proceeds to the Tantramar Hospice Palliative Care Organization.
There will be very limited seating and tickets are $25 and available at Blooms Flowers, 24 York St., Sackville. For further information call 506–536–4245.
Tonight in Amherst Bella's Cafe is featuring Mike Blakeney while Duncan's is taking the evening off from their usual Friday night music schedule.
Good news if you are in grades Primary through 12 and have fines from the Four Fathers Library. Read Away Your Fines starts on Tuesday and runs until June 3. Students with fines can drop by the Amherst library, read for 30 minutes, and have their fines forgiven.
Monday the library hosts Breakout: Decoding the War from 7 to 8 p.m.
The premise is it’s the Second World War and London is being bombed by Nazi Germany. Race against the clock to decode messages, open the briefcase, and save the world from Nazis.
It's open for those in grades 7 through 12 and there will be snacks. The Rise ’N’ Shine Book Club meets on Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Four Fathers Memorial Library. This month they will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Maggie’s Place is holding an Adult Paint Night Fundraiser on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. All materials will be included and tickets are $40 and available at Maggie’s Place. For more information, call 902-667-7250.
All are invited by Cumberland Pride to the PRIDE Flag Raising Ceremony which takes on Wednesday, May 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Cumberland Y.
There will be a few guest speakers and a celebration afterwards.
This summer there is a great news reason to head to the Fundy Geological Music in Parrsboro.
They are unveiling a new experience, called Tidal Reveal, Dig for Canada’s Oldest Dinosaurs, a chance for visitors to experience the beauty of the Bay of Fundy as well as work along with the museum to find new dinosaur bones at a site populated by some of the oldest dinosaur fossils in Canada.
The museum will also be offering one-hour boat tours to visitors on 12 different days throughout the season, where local guide Randy Corcoran will pick them up near the museum and take them out for a tour.
Andrew MacGregor’s column appears weekly in the Amherst News.