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April 15, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected

Mill Brook, Main Street, Kentville - 1800s

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

Tuesday, April 15
9:30-11:30 - Wellness for Women. The Kings County Family Resource Centre, located in the lower level of the Kentville Baptist Church, is offering a free wellness session every Tuesday morning until May 27th. Childcare is provided. For more information phone 678-5760 or email.

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, April 16
10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market at the Rec Centre, 350 Main Street. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours. This week it is Easter at the market! There will be treats and the Easter Bunny may be around!

11:00am-12:00pm - Tablet Time at the Kentville Library. Join us in exploring an app, a book, and a literacy craft that you can take home! Each month we will explore a new app. Time for families to explore our iPads at the end of each session. For families with children ages 3-6.

6:30pm - Kentville's Princess Tea. Held at the Kentville Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm. Catered by the KVFD Ladies Auxiliary. ADVANCED TICKETS $8.00 EACH through recreation@kentville.ca; 902-679-2539. (Tickets $10.00 each at the door).
Welcome Kimberly Harkness, the 2014 Princess candidate for Kentville!

Thursday, April 17
7:00pm - Free sports night for ages 12+ at the Kentville Baptist Church.

6:30pm- Fusion Annapolis Valley Launch will be held at the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre (at the back of the Municipal Building on Cornwallis Street). Fusion Annapolis Valley is an organization committed to bringing people together to help shape the future of this region. The hope is to help stem the outflow of youth; to support young adults seeking career development, business opportunities, and social engagement. This is a great opportunity for young adults and supportive mentors to come together and work toward common goals. The mandate, board structure, and future events will be determined by members. Read more

Tuesday, April 22
9:30-11:30 - Wellness for Women. The Kings County Family Resource Centre, located in the lower level of the Kentville Baptist Church, is offering a free wellness session every Tuesday morning until May 27th. Childcare is provided. For more information phone 678-5760 or email.

Wednesday, April 23
10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market at the Rec Centre, 350 Main Street. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.

11:00am-12:00pm - Tablet Time at the Kentville Library. Join us in exploring an app, a book, and a literacy craft that you can take home! Each month we will explore a new app. Time for families to explore our iPads at the end of each session. For families with children ages 3-6.

Thursday, April 24
9:00 - 2:00 - Pay it Forward Day - The aim is to create one of the longest lines of non-perishable food items ever collected here in Nova Scotia. Collections will be gathered at the  St. Joseph’s church (parking lot) on Belcher Street. INFO

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

Friday, April 25
8:00pm - Opening of 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.

Saturday, April 26
10:30 - 11:00am - Ten Things Kids Should Know About Money. Join Catherine Metzger-Silver for a half hour of fun! How do we get money? Why do we need money? Learn how to make good choices with money. This is for children in grades 3 to 5. It will be held at the Kentville Library.

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


Did you Know?
The parking fee is $3 at all Annapolis Valley Health Sites!

The Apple Blossom Festival is officially twinned with the Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival in England. Last year, when representatives came to Kentville to visit, they were presented with a music resource “Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me”, written by KCA teacher and performer Donna Rhodenizer. Earlier this month, the Goosnargh Oliverson’s Primary School choir  performed one of the songs in a competition.

In the Community
Need Help With Your Basic Income Tax?  Free Income Tax Clinics are being offered at St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, Belcher Street, Kentville on Thursday April  24, and on Tuesday, April 29.  Clinics take place from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:30 pm. “You Must Have An Appointment”.  To book an appointment please leave a message at 690-2194. A project of St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League, Peopleworx, and Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

2nd Annual Hike for Hospice!  On May 4, 2014 the staff of Grant Thornton, LLP Kentville will host the 2nd Annual Hike for Hospice in support of the Valley Hospice Foundation.  They are calling on you, your co-workers, friends and families to join the Hike. 
The Hike will proceed along the  Kentville Trail System. The fun starts at 12:30 at the KCA School, with BBQ, music and activities to get you warmed up for a 6 km Hike along the rail bed at 2pm.  Hikers are encouraged to collect pledges and use the online fundraising tools available at www.valleyhospice.ca .  Organizers welcome everyone on the Hike and have suggested each Hiker raise a minimum of $20 to participate.  Social, refreshments and prizes will follow the Hike.
 
Easter Services
Kentville Baptist
Thursday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday service – special service of music, with Communion, 7 pm, all welcome.
Friday, April 18 - Good Friday – 7 pm at North Alton Baptist Church (Kentville & New Minas Area Interchurch Council service)
Sunday, April 20 – Easter Breakfast – 9:30 am in the gym at Kentville Baptist, freewill offering, all welcome. Easter Sunday worship –11 am

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Thursday, April 17 - Holy Thursday at 7:00 pm
Friday, April 18 - Good Friday Service at 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 19 - Easter Vigil at 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 20 - Easter Sunday at 9:00 am & 11:15 am

St. James Anglican Church
Mon. Apr. 14, Tue. Apr. 15 & Wed. April 16 at 7:00pm - Holy Communion. The Way of the Cross using prayer and visual images.
Thursday, April 17, 6:00pm A Meal of the Beloved Community in the Upper Hall. Reservations are required as seating is limited.  To reserve a seat, please call the office 678 3123
Sunday, April 20 - 8am - Holy Communion

In the News
Still, one of the most popular topics of conversation is our potholes. Here's a video interview with Mayor Corkum and a look at some of the potholes and what is being done. And, will we be complaining about the road works when they fix the roads?

After a year’s absence, Dan Turner will be back behind the bench for the Kings Mutual Bantam AAA Wildcats for the 2014-2015 season. Read more.

Recreation News
Have you explored Miner's Marsh? The Kentville Ducks Unlimited Site also known as “Miner’s Marsh” is found in a wetland habitat constructed by Ducks Unlimited Canada which supports a variety and abundance of wildlife. The protected site also includes 1.7 kms of maintained trail which was built by the Town of Kentville in partnership with Health Promotion and Protection, the Rotary Club of Kentville and Michelin. The site is complete with viewing stands, picnic tables and interpretive signage which makes it an ideal location for birdwatchers, and nature enthusiasts. Miner’s Marsh can be accessed from the abandoned rail line trail at the intersection of the trail with Leverett Avenue, and from the parking area behind the County of Kings Municipal building on Cornwallis Street.

Tennis in Kentville: The Town of Kentville and CANgaroo Tennis are proud to announce a multi-year partnership to deliver ALL tennis programs, leagues, tournaments and more for Kentville.

For all Kentville and New Minas Tennis Club programs, CangaRoo Tennis will be holding registration dates at several schools. Each registration date is from 6-8pm:
April 17th - KCA
April 18th - NMES
April 22nd - Gaspereau
April 23 - Coldbrook and EMS

Junior and Teen camps, clinics, After School programs, Adult clinics and drop in schedules are all available during these registration dates. Email canga@cangarootennis.com for any questions.

http://cangarootennis.com/

KCA School News
Donations needed for the school breakfast program: We are always happy to accept donations.  We are always in need of pancake syrup, jam and especially Cheez Whiz. Just drop by the school office to leave your donation. For more information contact  mcneiljl@nspes.ca.

Candle Orders: This spring the PTA is selling soy candles that are locally made with natural ingredients. They're high quality and come in a variety of scents. The due date for orders is April 17. If you are interested in placing an order to support the school, email kca@avrsb.ca.

Arts and Culture

Introducing Kentville Businesses! Kentville Curves
Jillian Michaels, lately of NBC’s blockbuster The Biggest Loser, has teamed up with Curves to launch a total-body workout that combines the traditional Circuit with functional, body-weight-based exercises that raise intensity.

In 30 minutes, you go around a circuit alternating between hydraulic weight machines and floor work. There is a video with Jillian Michaels playing and she instructs you on the exercises you do between machines.  It appeals not only to the 20-40 somethings, but also to the senior members of the gym. The great thing is that you can do as little or as much as you want - or none at all. And, it only takes 30 minutes of your day. It's better than sitting at your desk!

If you have never tried Curves, or used to be a member, it's worth coming back for your free week trial to test out the new Jillian Michaels program. The staff is great and ready to train you when you come. Make a commitment to yourself!
To read about the personal testimony from newsletter author, Laura Churchill Duke, click here.

Kentville Curves is located at the lower level of the Cornwallis Inn building with lots of free parking!

On Now:

Right now Kentville Curves has a special on for high school or university/college students. You can get a 4-month membership (regularly $129) on sale for only $99 + HST. Imagine how great you’ll feel in just four months. I did!

This offer is only available at the Kentville Curves in Nova Scotia.

- See more at: http://www.valleyfamilyfun.ca/index.php/blog/accentuate-your-curves/#sthash.U4j97D1i.dpuf
 Right now Kentville Curves has a special on for high school or university/college students. You can get a 4-month membership (regularly $129) on sale for only $99 + HST. Imagine how great you’ll feel in just four months. Right now Kentville Curves has a special on for high school or university/college students. You can get a 4-month membership (regularly $129) on sale for only $99 + HST. Imagine how great you’ll feel in just four months.

This offer is only available at the Kentville Curves in Nova Scotia.

- See more at: http://www.valleyfamilyfun.ca/index.php/blog/accentuate-your-curves/#sthash.U4j97D1i.dpuf

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Your Town Council
The Kentville Town Council will be meeting on Monday, April 28th at 7:00 in the Council Chambers.  This meeting is open to the public.

- Congratulations to the Town of Kentville's Volunteer of the Year, Mr. Albert L Houghton! Albert Houghton has been overheard to say, "Volunteering is my life." In that case, there is little doubt Albert lives life to the fullest. Over the past 17 years he has been a familiar face and an avid supporter on many local initiatives. Albert is a member of the Lions Club of Kentville, and gladly takes on the task of recruiting other volunteers to help work at the Kentville Blood Donor Clinics the club sponsors. Albert can be found lending a helping hand at the Independent Order of Oddfellows' weekly bingo.

Congratulations to all our volunteers of the year!

- Your dog tag tax expires on March 31st! Dog tags for the 2014/2015 season are now available for purchase for $15 at Town Hall. Thanks for registering your dog! (Animal Control By-Law Chapter 70)

Group photo of Kentville Committee Members
Your Town Council wants to hear from you! Have a question you'd like answered about your community? Suggestion for content? Reply to this email and we'll try to include your voice in a future issue of our newsletter.


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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