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May 27, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected
When the Windsor to Annapolis railway (later Dominion Atlantic) established its headquarters here in 1868, and began shipping Annapolis Valley apples to British markets, the community began to thrive. Although the British fruit market collapsed with WWII, and trucking of freight eventually replaced rail transport, Kentville survived, and remains today as the area’s financial and administrative centre.

What's Happening in Town?
Find out about even more events that are happening in the area by visiting Valley Events!

Tuesday, May 27
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena.
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

12:00-8:00 - Blood Donor Clinic at the Kentville Fire Hall. Save a life and donate!

12:00-1:415: Network Knitting at the Kentville Library. Come knit together!  Bring your projects, your ideas, and a brown bag lunch if you wish. Tea is provided.

8:00 - 10:00pm - Irish Jam session at Paddy's Pub in Kentville.

Wednesday, May 28
9:00-4:15 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville.  This is the most common workplace course under the OHS regulations for NS.  This course gives back to your local Red Cross. It is valid for 3 years.  Book and Certificate are included  Cost is $78.50 Plus tax. MUST pre-register! Call 670-1383 to book today.

10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market in Centre Square. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.

11 - 11:30 am - Storytime, Kentville Library.  For children age 2 to 5 with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy a special time with your child, discover new books and meet new friends. Program runs til May 28. Pre-Requisite: Ages 2+

7:00pm - 8:30pm - Book Club at the Kentville Library. Join us for a lively book discussion! This month we are reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Thursday, May 29
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL EVENTS for the day

10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

3:00-5:00 - Open mic at TAN Coffee in Kentville. Open to all performers.

7:00pm - Free sports night for ages 12+ at the Kentville Baptist Church.

9:00pm - Hupman Brothers play at Paddy's Pub in Kentville.

Friday, May 30
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL EVENTS for the day

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Live music at the Designer Cafe (every Friday night).

7:30 - Apple Blossom Crib Tournament at the Kentville Legion.

8:00pm - Three to Get Married at CentreStage Theatre. The story, set in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, in the 1830s, tells how a poor but conscientious and highly resourceful clergyman, Horatio Dogberry, sets out to marry off his three daughters.  Reservations: 678-8040.

8:00pm - Music by Kevin Davidson and the Smokin Section at Paddy's Pub

Saturday, May 31
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL EVENTS for the day

9:00-4:15 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville. Call 670-1383 to book today.

9:30am - 1:30pm - Apple Blossom Café at the St. James Anglican Church - Delicious sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages available in a sit-down atmosphere.

1:00pm-12:00am - Live Music at Paddy's Pub.

8:00pm - Three to Get Married at CentreStage Theatre. A Nova Scotian Historical Comedy by Kay Hill. Reservations: 678-8040.

9:30pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion. Appaloosa is the band.

Sunday, June 1
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL EVENTS for the day

8:00pm - Apple Blossom Ghost Walk. Spice up your Apple Blossom Weekend by being visited by the ghosts of Kentville! There are plenty of incredible people who have helped to form the backbone of this dynamic town. Let Jerome the GraveKeeper and his ghostly friends inform and entertain you throughout this creatively spooky ghost walk . Great for ages 10+.

Tuesday, June 3
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

2:00-4:00 - Friends in Bereavement Support Group: the support group has helped hundreds of local residents find support, understanding, information, friendship, and confidentiality as they grieve the death of a loved one. The group meets on  the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 2 to 4 pm at the Kentville Baptist Church. For further information contact Jennifer Longley at 681-8239 or friendsinbereavement@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 4
9:00-4:15 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville. Call 670-1383 to book today.

10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market at Centre Square. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.

5:30-7:00pm - Registration Night for Kentville Recreation. See below.

Thursday, June 5
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

3:00-5:00 - Open mic at TAN Coffee in Kentville. Open to all performers.

7:00pm - Free sports night for ages 12+ at the Kentville Baptist Church.

8:00pm - Until We Meet Again at CentreStage Theatre. This  is a new dramatic comedy written and directed by Nova Scotian playwright Colleen Hagen, featuring Carole and Geoff Ball. The story follows Harold and Ellen, college sweethearts who reunite in their 60’s. Reserve your seat at 678-8040.

Friday, June 6
8:00pm - Until We Meet Again at CentreStage Theatre. Reservations: 678-8040.

Saturday, June 7
9:00-4:14 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville. Call 670-1383 to book today.

12:30pm - Crib tournament at the Kentville Legion.

1:00pm - Literacy Mile for the Valley Community Learning Association. See below.

8:00pm - Until We Meet Again at CentreStage Theatre. Reservations: 678-8040.

9:30pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion.

Sunday, June 8
2:00pm - Until We Meet Again at CentreStage Theatre. Reservations: 678-8040.

Monday, June 9
1:30pm - The Council Advisory Committee will be meeting on Monday, June 9 at 1:30 in the Council Chambers.  This meeting is open to the public.

 Did you Know? It's Apple Blossom Weekend!
There are so many great events happening this year for the 82nd Apple Blossom Festival (May 28 - June 2). Full-day events with activities for everyone will be held at the Kentville Memorial Park. There will be a ramp jam, laser tag, bounce castles, Little Ray's Reptiles and More!
The weekend also brings the Children's Parade, the Grand Street Parade, Ghost Walks, Orchard Tours and more!
A full list of events can be found here.

In the Community
Literacy Mile - 1:30 on Saturday, June 7th. This is for the Valley Community Learning Association. This is a community fun-fair and walk - an opportunity to raise awareness of and support for the literacy needs of Annapolis Valley residents. There are hot dogs and refreshments for sale, live music, a silent auction, and activities for the whole family. All proceeds raised go toward supporting local literacy and English as an additional language programming. Help us build the Mile!

Kentville Rotary is Celebrating 90 Years! For 90 years the Rotary Club of Kentville has been working toward creating a better community in the Valley and helping others across the globe. Nat James has been a member of the Kentville Rotary Club for more than 58 years — the longest serving member in the club’s history. He says things have changed over the years since his early days in the Rotary club, especially with members and how they raise money for their efforts.
Congratulations to the Kentville Rotary, and thanks for all you do for the community!

In the News
The Red Door has a new home. The youth sexual health centre is now located at 35 Webster Street, suite 202, in Scotia Centre, across the street from Tim Horton’s and the TD Bank. Staff provide a wide-range of sexual health services, including clinical services, sexual health counselling and referrals for purposes of mental health to young people. Read More.

Recreation News
Burgher Hill: Not just for sledding anymore! 
The Kentville Parks and Recreation Department has engaged TrailFlow who have been busy working on the installation of a new 4X bike track.  4X (pronounced 4 cross) is a form of mountain bike racing that combines elements of BMX racing with mountain biking.  The tracks are fast, technical and extremely fun!  The course for Kentville’s Burgher Hill is being specially designed with riders of all ages and abilities in mind.  The track will include features like bridges, a rock garden, rollers, berms and jumps.  A raised start ramp will also be included.
 
Two Provincial Points races have already been scheduled to take place at the site once it’s completed. The first will happen on Apple Blossom Saturday after the Grand Street Parade.  Spectators are welcome and are promised an exciting show.  It’s an exciting addition to Kentville’s line-up of recreation facilities and has already generated a bit of buzz within the mountain bike community. Until the construction phase has been completed, eager riders are asked to be patient and stay off-site for now. 
 
Sledding enthusiasts needn’t worry as the track will only take up a portion of the east side of the hill.  A large area of the hill has been reserved as a “sledding zone” in the site plan.

Kentville Day Camp
Day Camp Registration: Wednesday June 4, 2014, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: Recreation Department, Town Hall.
Day Camp will start June 30 to August 22, 2014, Monday to Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm Early drop off will be at 7:30am and late pickup at 5:00pm, the fee for this service will be $20.00 per week/per child and must be paid at the beginning of the week of camp.
Camps will be offered for children ages 3-12
For more information on Summer Day Camp Programs contact Charles @ 679-3998 or email

KCA School News
We are working hard on the finishing touches for this year's Spring Fling. NEW this year is Little Ray's Reptile Zoo. We have a great menu for the BBQ this year, which includes Jimmie Dogs and hamburgers from Meadowbrook Meat Market, pop , juice, water, chips and cotton candy.

The PTA looks forward to see everyone on Wednesday May 28th from 4:30-7 pm. (Rain date is May 29th). This event is held on the school ground and is open to the public.

Arts and Culture

Kings County Museum: Some rarely seen Apple Blossom Festival artifacts will be featured as part of an exhibit at the Kings County Museum in Kentville. They’re retired items from the festival that aren’t in active use but will bring back nostalgic memories for people who attended the festival over the years. The museum, located at 37 Cornwallis St. in Kentville, will be open on Grand Street Parade day, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for visitors looking to take in the “Treasures of the Apple Blossom Festival” mini-exhibit.
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Kentville Businesses!

Sol Yoga has been located on Webster Court in Kentville for many years now. However, as of July 1st, 2014 the physical studio space of Sol Yoga will be closing its doors.
While this change is sad, it is also exciting and positive. They will be re-creating/re-locating the physical space into a beautiful retreat/oasis on Ward Mountain, so Sol Yoga will still remain very much ALIVE as they will still host retreats, events, workshops and eventually class in a brand new space, with a brand new intention and a beautiful beginning.

Everyone will have until July to use their punch cards. Those of you who do not use your cards, they will still be honoured when they open our new space!

This also means closing out sales! ALL classes for the month of may will be $10, and all classes for the month of June will be $5 (NO TAX).  5 class cards will be on sale for $40+tx. And ALL clothing, props, retail will be 40% OFF.

Thank you to Sol Yoga for creating a community of Yoga, peace and health within Kentville. Good luck on their new ventures! 
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Your Town Council
The Council Advisory Committee will be meeting on Monday, May 26 at 1:30 in the Council Chambers.  This meeting is open to the public.

Group photo of Kentville Committee Members

Kentville is going through a branding exercise! Currently tagged with the line, “Shire Town of Kings”, Kentville’s brand has been discussed for some time, and is perceived as being somewhat dated.  Conversation around re-branding the Kentville community has been ongoing for several years at different levels; there is an interest in creating a brand that is more modern, and reflective of what Kentville is today, and where Kentville is headed in the future.
For more information, email Lindsay Young, Community Development Coordinator.

Citizen Question: Is there any truth to these rumors of a roundabout being considered for the bottom of Belcher Street?
Response: It is one option that has been presented as a possibility.  Because the Cornwallis River bridge is being replaced in 2015, the landscape will change in that area of town.  The decision about how to deal with that change will largely be based on what the Province recommends.  A round-a-bout is one possibility.  Right now the project is still in the design phase.

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This e-newsletter was compiled by Laura Churchill Duke on behalf of the Town of Kentville.
Laura is the operator of www.valleyfamilyfun.ca