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Symphony NS at Trinity-St. Stephen’s on April 19

Arts Alive with Andrew MacGregor
Arts Alive with Andrew MacGregor

On Wednesday, April 19, Symphony Nova Scotia will be at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church at 7:30 p.m.  

Bernhard Gueller will be conductor and Renaud Lapierre will be featured on violin and the program will include Dinuk Wijeratne: ‘Yatra’ – a ‘Sesqui’ or sesquicentennial fanfare for Canada’s 150th, Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture, Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 which is one of the most popular symphonies of all time. Its influence marches on – its sombre second movement anchored the climactic moment of the 2010 Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and are available at the church office or by calling 902-667-8483. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Teasers Easter Jam is on Saturday from 6 p.m. until closing, featuring lots of local talent, a 50/50 and a silent auction. The schedule of musical acts includes Naked On South Albion Street, Ron Downey and Friends and The Continuance.
Proceeds this year are to Maggie Place. For more information, call 902-667-7250.
Bella's will be featuring Drew Moore on Friday while Duncan's Pub is taking the evening off of live music but will be open at 4 p.m.
Due to unforeseen circumstance the Easter Sunday afternoon with Nudie at the Shepody House in Dorchester has been cancelled.
Later in the month (April 30) and fresh off the East Coast Music Awards the acclaimed Atlantic String Machine takes to the stage for a matinee show in support of the Sackville Memorial Hospital. This string quintet is one of the finest of its kind to perform in Eastern Canada and will surely be a musical highlight of the spring.
Tickets are $25 and available at Dorchester Rite Stop, Rod Allen's Used Cars, CFTA Studios in Amherst and for this show only at the Sackville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop.
The Readers Night Out Book Club meets at the Four Fathers Memorial Library on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Space is limited. Call 902-667-2549 to register. April's book is, Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.
Wednesday is National Canadian Film Day and the library will be screening Stories We Tell at 7 p.m. It stars director and actress Sarah Polley who interviews her family members to unravel the mystery surrounding her parentage.
Admission is free, however, donation are cheerfully accepted.
Wills and estate planning will be the topic of discussion at the Four Fathers Library next Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to learn what you need to know about wills, living wills, power of attorney and designation.
The seminar is a presentation of Bill Fairbanks and sponsored by the Cumberland Barristers Association. Call the library at 902-447-2440 for more information.
All knitters, rug hookers, weavers or anyone 18 years or older is invited to Joggins Fossil Centre next Thursday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. to spend a few hours combining the inspiring view of the fossil cliffs with the fibre arts.
There is no registration required just bring a project, supplies and start creating. For more information on Fibre Arts and Friends contact Laurie at 902-251-2727.

Andrew MacGregor’s column appears weekly in the Amherst News.

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