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Date of Event: Ongoing

Event Information:  A local Mom has spent the last two years collecting tips from 99 other Moms. Her heartwarming, and real-talk, message on parenting is woven through the wishes and wisdom of 99 other Moms. Moms are diverse in terms of age, culture, social-economic background, and beliefs. Contributions provide 1000 parenting tips from 100 Moms interested in helping each other, and Moms to come. Every tip, and commentary, is distinct providing a magnificent assortment of shared experiences. The collection conveys the depth, devotion, and breadth of motherhood. This is fun, enlightening, easy to read, and a highly relatable account of parenting successes and struggles. For ‘the why,’ check out her blog, https://99momsplusone.wordpress.com/, or search “100 Moms 1000 Tips” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Date of Event:  March 25, 2018 and the last Sunday of every month

Event Information: ACICC monthly international market for food fashion and Arts. The goal is to provide opportunities for home-based and small businesses that need more exposure for their products, test the market, gain feed backs from their products and to build their clientele in a supportive environment. Tables are at affordable rates of 10$ per table. Food, fashion and accessories from different countries. Stop by on Sunday March 25th from 11am to 3pm at ACICC Center, 334 Herring cove road Spryfield for a nice Sunday brunch or lunch. Kids friendly and social environment to connect with people. Call 9024769779 or email ed@acicc.ca for details.


Date of Event:  Saturdays April 14 - May 12, 2018

Event Information: Last day to register is Tuesday April 10, 2018 for the Family School POP 6-12 course. The course is based on a Finnish model (Finland has the best mental health services for children and youth in the world). The course is on Saturdays April 14 to May 12, 2018 @ 9:15 AM to 11:45 AM. Venue: 32 Dundas Street, Downtown Dartmouth or over Skype. Fees: $70.00 for Excalibur Family Members, $80.00 for all others. Learn the skills to enable your child to be all s/he can be. Learn how to calm your family life. This course is suitable for parent, teachers, police officers, nurses, ECEs and anyone working with children. More information and application on http//excaliburadhd.org under Programs/Family School POP 6-12 or call 902-461-1761.


Date of Event:  Saturdays April 14 - June 16, 2018Event Information: Last day to register for Saturday Camp for 6-12 year olds is Tuesday April 10, 2018. Registration at 32 Dundas Street, Dartmouth B2Y 2T9. The Camp is on Saturdays April 14 to June 16, 2018 (not on May 19). Time: 9:00 AM to noon. Venue: Our Saviour’s Church, 255 Portland Street corner of Hawthorne Street, Dartmouth. Fee: $70.00 Excalibur Family Members, $80.00 all others. This is a structured camp, which includes crafts, painting, drama, social skills, individual play etc. More information and application on http//excaliburadhd.org under Programs/Saturday Camp, Dartmouth or call 902-461-1761.


Date of Event:  April 19, 2018

Event Information: Adults Halifax- “Open Discussion” is the topic of the next Halifax Support Group meeting for Adults with ADHD and their Partners. When: Thursday April 19, 2018 @ 7-9 PM at Community Room, Sobeys, 6990 Mumford Road, Halifax. Please, note change in day of week. Please, contact Maya @461-1761 or visit http://excaliburadhd.org for more information. If you wish to receive topic and date information about the meetings in your email-box, please, email ex.info@excaliburadhd.org with "Add to Halifax Adults" in the Subject-line. Cancellations will be emailed. There is help but no cure for ADHD. Excalibur ADHD Association thanks Sobeys for the venue.


Date of Event:  April 20 - 22, 2018

Event Information: Friday April 20th at 4:30-8pm  Saturday April 21st 10am-8pm Sunday April 22nd 10am-5pm Join us at Halifax’s first annual Health and Beauty Expo!! This event will feature companies and brands from across North America showcasing their unique products and services that promote healthy lifestyles.  Highlights include unique health and wellness products, services, door prizes, hourly giveaways and grand prizes including a Caribbean vacation for two! 
Come discover a more beautiful confident you - see you at the expo! Tickets at : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-health-beauty-expo-tickets-43933750029 at the Olympic Community Gardens Center, HALIFAX N.S (corner of Cunard & Hunter Street)


Date of Event: April 21, 2018

Event Information: Spring Into Action, a fundraising concert for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and Shelter Nova Scotia, will take place at 7pm on Saturday, April 21st at the Music Room in Halifax. Tickets are $15 (unwaged/student) and $20 (waged). The concert will bring together dancers, singers, musicians, and spoken word artists from across the city to highlight unity and action.


Date of Event: April 21, 2018

Event Information: Local artists are coming together to take a stand against sexual assault and fundraise for Halifax’s Avalon Sexual Assault Centre during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Together Our Voices Are Powerful will be a night of song and a way to show collective resilience on April 21, 2018. “As someone who has been through my unfair share of social injustice, disrespect and disregard for the word no, this event is very important to me,” says Emily Stuart, a pop singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Halifax who’s one of the performers. Jackie Stevens, Avalon’s Executive Director, says events such as this re-inforce Avalon’s powerful #StartByBelieving message that sexual assault survivors are supported. “At a time when #MeToo is shining a light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse in society and inspiring many people to share their stories and revisit past traumas, this event offers people a way of coming together and joining voices so they feel less alone,” Stevens says. Halifax-based trio, Neon Dreams, will be performing at the event with songwriter Jodi Guthro, who last month released her breakout song “Broken Wings” on International Women’s Day. Neon Dreams publicly showed they are in solidarity with survivors by dropping out of its tour with Canadian rock-band, Hedley, after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. Neon Dreams have rapidly emerged as one of the brightest new stars on the Canadian music horizon with tracks reaching over 8 million streams on Spotify and selling over 10,000 units in Canada. Together Our Voices are Powerful is happening at St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington St. in Halifax. Writer and broadcaster Stephanie Domet will emcee. It’s the first time Avalon’s held a major fundraiser during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness of sexual violence and highlighting the need for support and services to those affected by sexual assault. "I think music has the ability to uplift people's spirits when they need it most…song-writing will never feel like a job to me,” says another performer, Makayla-Lynn. She was named “one to watch” by Rolling Stone Magazine, and earned Music Nova Scotia’s country album of the year in 2017. A fifth featured performer is indie-rock artist T. Thomason. “I'm super excited to be part of the Avalon Centre fundraiser. The scope of the work they do not only includes supporting survivors of abuse, but challenging the system and the norms our culture has created to allow such incidents to occur so frequently and go unexamined for so long,” he says of his motivation to participate. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/avalon-sexual-assault-centre-2018-fundraiser-tickets-44306128824 . There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Avalon to support services for victims/survivors including the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, Community/Legal Education and Training and specialized sexual assault trauma-specific therapeutic counselling.


Date of Event: April 21 & 22, 2018

Event Information: To celebrate Earth Day, The Great Eastern Shore Clean-up Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd from East Ship Harbour to Lawrencetown. Free bags, gloves and vests which can be picked up at multiple locations along the Shore. You can take your full bags to the same locations or put them out with your regular pick up. Go to the Porters Lake Community Issues Facebook page for a complete list or contact Rick Clarke at rick.clarke1@century21.ca Let’s get everyone to do their part to celebrate Earth Day April 21st and 22nd.


Date of Event:  April 26, 2018

Event Information: Teachers: “The New Inclusion” is the topic of the April 26, 2018 meeting for” Teachers. Where: in person @ 32 Dundas Street, Dartmouth or over Skype. Time: 7:30 PM -9:00 PM Join in the discussion about ADHD. This group is for teachers, daycare workers etc. people, who work with children. Please, contact Maya @ 902-461-1761 for more information or visit http://excaliburadhd.org under support groups. If you wish to receive topic and date information about the meetings in your email-box, please, email ex.info@excaliburadhd.org with "Add to Teachers" in the Subject-line. Cancellations will be emailed. This is a Scent Free Place. Please, respect the sensitivities of others. Skype: Please, preregister. Information on our Website under Support groups. If you wish to receive topic and date information about the meetings in your email-box, please, email ex.info@excaliburadhd.org with "Add to Teachers-Skype" in the Subject-line. Cancellations will be emailed. There is help but no cure for ADHD


Date of Event:  April 26, 2018

Event Information: All who enjoy the Cole Harbour Heritage Park and on our many trails including Salt Marsh, Forest Hills and Shearwater Flyer all part of the Great Trail (the Trans Canada Trail) are invited to attend the Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association (CHPTA) Annual General Meeting The meeting will be held Thursday 26 April 2018 in the church of St. Andrew 2 Circassion Drive. Doors open at 6pm with the meeting starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a special resolution for new By-laws. Come in and find out what has been done over the last year and what we hope to accomplish in the future. It will be a great chance to get in on the action and sign up as a member at the end of the meeting or to help with our many volunteer opportunities. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. We hope to see you there.


Date of Event:  April 26, 2018

Event Information:  Fairview Heights Elementary is having a spring fair! Come join us on Saturday, May 26th from 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be lots of activities, prizes and a silent auction! There may even be some special attendees this year…a princess or a superhero or two! The fair will be held at the Main building at 210 Coronation Ave, Halifax.


Date of Event: April 27 - 29, 2018

Event Information:  My name is Cheryl MacKenzie and I have survived two strokes and a heart attack. In 1986, I had a stroke. In 2004 I had a second stroke. In March 2013, thinking the worst was behind me, I experienced symptoms I dismissed as the flu. My right shoulder was sore, but surely I had just slept on it the wrong way. I ached all over and had hot and cold chills, but the whole office had been sick lately. That night, I woke up and began walking down the hall when everything started to go black. I fell to the floor with the feeling that someone was sitting on my chest. I was having a heart attack and I didn’t know it. Even scarier than that is the fact that my story is one heard all too often. Heart & Stroke is dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their work has saved thousands of lives, including my own, and improved the lives of millions of others. While they have made great progress, there is still have unfinished business and we need your help. Throughout the year, Heart & Stroke hosts a number of events to help fund research to uncover the next big medical breakthrough. Hockey Heroes Weekend, April 27-29, is a premiere fundraising event, offering participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play hockey with NHL legends. The weekend kicks off with a Draft Night event, which boasts a meet and greet, Alumni draft picks, and silent auction. I would be delighted if you would consider making a donation to be included in the Draft Night silent auction. Your generosity will help Heart & Stroke fund research that is desperately needed to develop life-saving treatments that bring hope to heart disease and stroke survivors, people with stories just like mine. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you. With heartfelt appreciation, Cheryl MacKenzie Auction Chair, Hockey Heroes Weekend 2018 902-483-5936 cheryl.mackenzie@heartandstroke.ca 1515 Woodbine Drive Beaver Bank, NS B4E 2M9


Date of Event: April 28, 2018

Event Information: Spring Merchandise and Cash Bingo Saturday April 28th, 2018. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Bingo starts at 6:30 pm. **NEW BOOKLET PRICING AND STRUCTURING** Booklets $10.00 each (includes regular AND special games) Canteen on site! North Woodside Community Centre. 230 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, NS 902-463-9276 Lots of prizes to be won!


Date of Event:  April 28, 2018

Event Information:. Grandmothers to Grandmothers Fabric & Yarn Sale, Saturday, April 28, 2018 9 am – 1 pm St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 320 Flying Cloud Drive, Dartmouth, NS Great bargains in fabric, yarn, knitting supplies, patterns, beads and other notions All proceeds to go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.


Date of Event: April 28, 2018

Event Information: On Saturday April 28th, from 7:30pm – 9pm, the Church of Saint Andrew, 2 Circassion Drive (corner of Forrest Hills Parkway), Cole Harbour presents Rachael MacLean In Concert. Rachel has been penning songs for the last 25 years. She takes her inspiration from life, her beautiful Maritime home and her own spiritual journey. Rachel delivers soothing and uplifting music and radiates unique warmth that comes from her love of life. She has toured throughout the Maritimes and internationally and been featured on CBC television and radio, CTV, Global TV and Eastlink Television.Admission is $15/ticket. Please call 902-465-4730 or 435-7723 to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.


Date of Event:  April 28 - May 6, 2018

Event Information: Unicorn Theatre presents “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” If you’re looking for a nice, quiet afternoon or evening, you should stay home with your knitting. However, if you’re up for a wild ride with a bunch of crazily energetic actors and a flying giant piece of fruit, you’re invited to experience a performance of Unicorn Theatre’s new musical: “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” Based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book, “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” tells the story of an orphan, James Henry Trotter. Sent to live with his two horrible aunts in the south of England, James fortunately meets up with Ladahlord, a magician who promises to show him how he can make his life better. Ladahlord makes a potion and instructs James to drink it. However, James manages to spill it and in so doing sets in motion a series of events that involves a gang of (mostly) friendly giant insects and a flight across the Atlantic on a pretty large peach. “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” is full of magical happenings, outlandish characters, crazy adventures and a whole lot of terrific songs. The talented cast of 28 actors in Grades 2-12 has so much energy and performs throughout with so much obvious enjoyment that you will be swept along on a tidal wave of song and laughter. An unforgettable experience! Opening on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 pm at the Bay Community Centre, 11 Station Road, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, the show continues on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at 3:00 pm; Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at 3:00 pm. You can book online by going to www.unicorntheatre.ca or by calling the Box Office at 902-223-0039.


Date of Event: May 3, 2018

Event Information: Parents /Caregivers of Youth Dartmouth and Nova Scotia via Skype: “Letting Go: Quest for Independence” is the topic for our next Support Group meeting for Parents/Caregivers of Youth with ADHD. When: Thursday May 3, 2018, 2018 @7-8:30 PM. Where: 32 Dundas Street, Dartmouth, NS. Join us to share your experiences parenting ADHD. All are welcome. Please, contact Maya @902-461-1761 for more information or visit our Website: http://excaliburadhd.org . If you wish to receive topic and date information about the meetings in your email-box, please, email ex.info@excaliburadhd.org with "Add to Dartmouth Parents of Youth" in the Subject-line. Cancellations will be emailed. This is a Scent Free Place. Please, respect the sensitivities of others. Skype: You must preregister. Information on our Website. If you wish to receive topic and date information about the meetings in your email-box, please, email ex.info@excaliburadhd.org with "Add to Skype Parents of Youth" in the Subject-line. Cancellations will be emailed. There is help but no cure for ADHD.


Date of Event: May 5, 2018

Event Information: Spring Flea Market, Gently Used Clothing Sale & Bake Sale Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm Hope United Church Basement, Halifax, NS For information or to donate items, call 902-455-0261


Date of Event: Starting May 5, 2018

Event Information: The Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League still has space in its spring league, which starts May 5th. This is a recreational league with a focus on teamwork and fun. Great development for ice hockey. Three divisions offered for boys and girls from Grades Primary to Nine. All skill levels welcome. The league plays Saturdays at Gorsebrook Park outdoor rink and costs between $55 and $85 Check out our website for more information: www.nsmbha.com. Or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nsmbha/.


Date of Event: May 6, 2018

Event Information: Crib Tournament, Sunday, May 6th Forties Community Centre. New Ross Doors open 12 noon, Registration starts 12:30, Play starts 1pm $ 20.00 team Information call 689-2147 Canteen Available, wheelchair accessible


Date of Event:  May 26, 2018

Event Information: Playing and Learning Together will be having a Sensory/Autism Friendly Touch-A-Truck Event on May 26/2018 rain or shine from 9am-12pm. It will be held at Rocky Lake Junior High Parking Lot, 670 Rocky Lake Dr, Bedford. It is a unique, interactive indoor/outdoor family fun event to allow children to climb on, explore and discover their favorite big trucks and vechicles. There will be bouncy castles, special quiet sensory areas, games/activities and refreshments for purchase. Enterance is a suggested donation of 10$


Date of Event: June 22, 2018

Event Information: Rope for Hope Event What: Adrenaline-pumping rappel fun! When: Fri., June 22 Where: Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS What: Rope For Hope is a unique challenge event that calls on participants to raise funds to support wishes, in exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel 15 storey’s down the side of a building at Halifax`s waterfront. 70+ people will be brave in support of amazing wish children who battle critical illness every day. Your participation can help to change lives! Register Today: www.ropeforhope.ca to secure your spot. Event manager: Joyce Nifort, Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces, 902-466-9474 ext. 3 joyce.nifort@makeawish.ca