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What's Happening Halifax

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Date of Event: November 14, 2019

Event Information: Join us for a very special Trivia Night in Support of Ocean View! Thursday November 14th, 7-9pm at Finabar’s Irish Pub, 635 Portland Hills Drive, Dartmouth. Enter your team of up to 5 friends for the chance to win $150 in Finbars gift cards, cash prizes, & more! Local radio personality Denyse Sibley will host the night of friendly competition, & fantastic prizes, all in support of local seniors! Team entry fee: $40 Register today at foundation@oceanv.ca Proceeds will support Ocean View's work, including the Adult Day Program, a chance for our local seniors to socialize, participate, and live well in our community! Visit www.oceanv.ca to learn more!


Date of Event: November 14, 2019

Event Information: Community Volunteer Fair Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie Street, Halifax The Association of Volunteer Management Professionals Nova Scotia (VMPNS) is a non-profit association dedicated to the development of volunteer engagement. VMPNS is hosting a free Community Volunteer Fair, in conjunction with the Halifax Regional Municipality’s annual Volunteer Conference, with the goal of connecting community members to a wide variety of organizations that offer volunteer and community engagement opportunities. There will be over 30 organizations showcased at the Volunteer Fair, allowing people to find a volunteer opportunity that suits their passion and interest, to gain valuable skills, and to make a positive and lasting impact on their own community. For more information, please visit us online at www.vmpns.com


Date of Event:  November 14 & 15, 2019

Event Information: Mocean Dance Presents Wild Within DATES: November 14, 15 (8pm) & 16 (2pm/8pm) WHERE: Alderney Landing 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z3 TICKETS: https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&server=ww3#def_1340263956 ** for groups contact the Alderney Landing box office directly to avoid individual ticket fees. WEBSITE: http://www.moceandance.com/en/home/news/news/default.aspx TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/354898758 Inspired by the landscapes, history and power of the Yukon River combined with the magnificent force of the east coast waters, Coffin takes on a journey of reverence for the land, acknowledging the wild within and the femininity of water. Created by Co-Artistic Director Sara Coffin in collaboration with composer Brian Riley and media artist Nick Bottomley, the new full-length piece will premiere November 2019 in Mocean’s 18th season. Wild Within features local dance artists Lydia Zimmer, Georgia Skinner, Julie Robert and Anastasia Wiebe. Come see this show to experience the vast connections between contemporary dance movement with our natural world.


Date of Event: November 14 - 30, 2019

Event Information: Beginning November 14th and running untll the 30th, Dartmouth Players brings Norm Foster's "The Long Weekend" to the Sawmill Playhouse stage. The truth and lies of a friendship come to the surface during a long weekend visit between two couples, Max & Wynn and Abby & Roger. There is plenty of passive aggression, laugh out loud performances and a few surprises in this classic comedy of manners by Norm Foster, Canada’s most successful playwright. Starring Kristin Ross, Brad Morrison, Rayna Smith-Camp, and Jon MacIntyre. Tickets are available online through TicketPro Atlantic or by phoning 1-888-311-9090.


Date of Event: November 16, 2019

Event Information: Turkey Supper, Church of the Good Shepherd, 28 Trinity Lane Beaver Bank, Saturday November 16, 2, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Eat-in or Take-out Preschoolers Free 12 and Under $7.00/person Adults $15.00/person Pantry Table including Baked Goods, Preserves and Crafts


Date of Event: November 16, 2019

Event Information: Holiday Paint Party in Support of Ocean View. Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 10 am for a fun paint party at Ocean View Continuing Care, 1909 Caldwell Road, Eastern Passage. Our neighbour and friend from Fisherman's Cove, Leo of the Violet Unicorn, will guide us through the steps to make a beautiful wintery painting! Tickets for this event are $40. This fee includes all of the supplies needed to make your painting, along with step-by-step guidance by Leo to help you create your masterpiece! *Space is limited, so register today at foundation@oceanv.ca or 902-465-6020 ext. 2305!*
All proceeds will give the gift of support to our local seniors this holiday season, through the work of Ocean View. Ocean View supports those who live in our long term care home, and those who are striving to live well in the community. Past fundraising dollars have supported projects like our Bethune Garden, a dementia-friendly garden where residents are free to safely wander; and our Adult Day Program, an opportunity for community seniors to participate and build their own community outside of family life.

Visit www.oceanv.ca/donations for more information on the kinds of things your participation will support!


Date of Event: November 16, 2019

Event Information: Family SOS SNOWSUIT FUND. Family SOS is holding its first ever Snowsuit Fund in the Mic Mac Mall on November 16th from 12-6. The Snowsuit Fund is a program that will help outfit children, youth and families for the cold winter months. The first 100 people to donate on this day will receive a $10 gift card to use at the mall.

Are you in need of winter wear? Or know someone that is in need? To pick up new and lightly used winter wear, please visit Family SOS's main office at 2006 Gottingen street on one of the following dates:
November 20 @4pm-6pm
November 22 @4pm-6pm
November 23 @10am-2pm
November 27 @4pm-6pm
November 29 @4pm-6pm
Please respond to emma@familysos.ca with information regarding sizing, quantity, and the best date for retrieval.

Date of Event: November 16, 2019

Event Information: Hear from arthritis experts and health professionals and learn how to live well with arthritis! Seniors Living Well with Arthritis Conference Saturday, November 16 DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth – 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth Registration: 8:45 am Conference: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Tickets are $10 – lunch included In-person presentations by: Dr. Karim Mukhida, Pain Specialist Dr. Glen Richardson, Orthopedic Surgeon Laurie Barker Jackman, Registered Dietitian Jamie Flynn, Pharmacist Dr. Chris Cowper-Smith, Spring Loaded Laura Lundquist, Physiotherapist Arthritis Talks in-person and webinar live stream from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Arthritis Talks: Dr. Cheryl Hubley-Kozey – Mobility for Life! Arthritis Talks: Dr. Jason McDougall – Can Cannabis Help Treat my Arthritis? Register: arthritis.ca/SeniorsLivingWellNS Space is limited, pre-registration required. Please note this event is 19+. For more information, call (902) 429-7025 ext. 8233


Date of Event: November 16, 2019

Event Information:  Join us at Grand Lake Oakfield Hall for our local Christmas Craft Sale NOVEMBER 16, 9am-1pm There will be over 20 local vendors selling their lovely Christmas crafts! Grand Lake Oakfield Community Society, 22 Lakeside Drive Grand Lake NS B2T 1B4 www.grandlakeoakfield.ca


Date of Event:  November 17, 2019

Event Information: Roast Pork Supper   Sunday, Nov. 17th   Forties Community Centre          4-6pm Roast Pork/gravy Apple Sauce, pickles Vegetables/potatoes Dessert/Tea/Coffee Doors open at 4, serving starts at 4:30 Adults $ 13.00, 5-12 $ 7 Under 5 $ 3


Date of Event: November 18, 2019

Event Information: The return of the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, MADE WITH LOVE, is coming to Halifax, for the 2019 edition! On November 18th, the city’s Regional Finals will take place at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market and will undoubtedly impress cocktail lovers who are on the hunt for some out-of-this-world flavours. Join us for a spectacle offered by the industry, where the city’s bartenders will gather to illuminate Halifax’s cocktail culture. Save the date so you don’t miss it! Get your ticket here http://mwl.enjoymadewithlove.com/en/events/halifax-regional-finals-2019/


Date of Event:  November 21, 2019

Event Information: Every year for the last 3 years the Department of Urology (VG 5B)  has an event called  "Pie In The Eye". For $5 you can hit anyone on the floor (ie doctors, nurses, managers, aides, clerks etc). The event happens on November 21st (Prostate Cancer month) on the 5th floor in front of the Centennial elevators. The money is donated to Prostate Cancer Canada and we like to post pictures of the event. I post a disclaimer that everyone is to leave their egos at the door. The money is for a good cause and it's all in good fun.


Date of Event: November 21 - December 7, 2019

Event Information:  The Theatre Arts Guild presents The Wizard of … Oz? Thursday, November 21st 2019 – Saturday, December 7th 2019 The Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Rd., HalifaxJoin TAG for the 20th Anniversary of the annual Pantomime! Follow some of our favourite past panto characters as they journey along a brick road through the magical, mystical land of Oz. Can they find their way home or will they need the help of a Wizard? Encountering twists and turns along the way, it’s a new take on a classic tale. You’ve never seen Oz like this.  The adventure begins on November 21st. Tickets on-sale through Ticket Atlantic. For more information and a complete list of dates visit tagtheatre.com. Attendance is limited to children 4 years of age and older.


Date of Event: November 22 - 24, 2019

Event Information: HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS (H4H) Homes for the Holidays 2019 will take place on November 22, 23, 24. The YWCA Halifax has been busy creating a house tour that is sure to sparkle, and plans are well underway for a magical event. WHAT IS HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Each year Homes For The Holidays – A Holiday Home Tour, brings together local designers, community volunteers and retailers to decorate three beautiful homes graciously loaned to us by local homeowners for this annual fundraiser. The decorated homes are opened to the public with the purchase of a ticket, giving tour participants some holiday inspiration for their own homes. Not only does this event spark the magic of the holidays it carries that spirit throughout the year as all funds raised go towards the programs and services supported by the YWCA Halifax. WHEN IS HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Friday, November 22, 1 pm-9 pm Saturday, November 23, 11 am-5 pm Sunday, November 24, 11 am – 5 pm TICKETS $25 In Advance (Available here) $30 Same Day at the door YOUR 2019 DESIGNERS Deb Nelson Design Sky’s the Limit Events & Weddings Monica Neaves Interiors GET INVOLVED NOW & VOLUNTEER We require many volunteers to make this weekend a success. Positions include Home Captains, and Home Greeters & Hosts. Each volunteer gets a FREE ticket to tour all three homes! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2npRIqv Still have questions? Contact us today at events@ywcahalifax.com


Date of Event: November 23-24, 2019

Event Information November 23-24 30th Annual Victorian Christmas 12:00 – 4:00 Halifax Citadel National Historic Site 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax NS B3J 3Y3 902-426-5080 www.parkscanada.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends. Event runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days and admission is FREE with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation).


Date of Event: November 23, 2019 1- 3pm

Event Information: Christmas Decorating Party. Come and join for Christmas decorating cheer! Grand Lake Oakfield Community Society - 22 Lakeside Drive, Grand Lake NS B2T 1B4, http://www.grandlakeoakfield.ca, globulletin@gmail.com - Inquiries, Vivan at vivkohout@eastlink.ca - Bookings. Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GrandLakeOakfieldCommunity/


Date of Event: November 23, 2019 

Event Information: Open mic night and silent auction / bake sale on November 23 (6pm-9pm) at the Newcombville fire hall in support of The Meisner Family: https://facebook.com/events/453843222004989/?ti=icl

Lisa Meisner (mom) has spent the last month or so struggling with unexplained stroke-like symptoms that have left her unable to speak, move the right side of her body, walk, or to organize her thoughts. Doctors in bridgewater are still unsure, but have given her a diagnosis of conversion disorder.  Matt (dad) and Bella (eldest child) have been experiencing a wide range of medically unexplained or misdiagnosed symptoms for more than ten years. In August, Matt and Bella visited a Lyme specialist in Maine, USA who has given them the clinical diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease and coinfections. Matt and Bella have started long term treatment, and will be required to see the doctor in Maine every three months, for one to four years, depending on how well they respond to the treatment. It is in Lisa’s best interest to see the doctor in Maine as well. The unfortunate reality is that this doctor is located in another country, and is a ten hour drive, one way. The cost for one appointment is $600 usd each, plus the cost of several prescriptions needed for treatment. Despite their best efforts, The Meisner’s are not financially equipped to cover these costs, for three people, every three months, on their own. Many local families would find themselves in the same position if they were to need medical services that are not available (due to government regulations) in Canada. 


Date of Event: November 23, 2019

Event Information: Join us for a fun afternoon on November 23, 2019 at Revolution Fitness! Grab your friends, family, or coworkers and get your spin on with Spin4Wishes! Spin to a live DJ, Win awesome prizes and then treat yourself to bubbly and snacks! Register today and help make a difference. Visit www.spin4wishes.com. For further information, please call Joyce at (902) 466-9474 or email joyce.nifort@makeawish-atl.ca


Date of Event: November 23, 2019

Event Information: Ocean View Christmas Craft Sale Saturday November 23rd, 9am -2pm Ocean View Continuing Care Centre – 1909 Caldwell Rd, Eastern Passage Shop for holiday goodies and gifts and support meaningful activities at Ocean View For more information please contact communications@oceanv.ca or visit https://www.oceanv.ca


Date of Event: November 23, 2019 

Event Information: Craft fair in support of Caudle Park Elementary School, 35 Magee Drive on Saturday, November 23/19. 9am - 3pm 100% of profits go back to the school.


Date of Event: November 25, 2019 

Event Information: Hammonds Plains Historical Society November General Meeting and Presentation –Monday November 25th at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church (1215 Hammonds Plains Road) – 7pm. The presentation for the evening will be ‘What’s In a Name – Exploring the Names of Hammonds Plains Landmarks’. Ever wondered how the hills, lakes and specific areas in Hammonds Plains got their names. On November 25th, you can find out. Presentation is open to the general public with refreshments provided.


Date of Event: November 30, 2019

Event Information: The New Apostolic Church is hosting a Pancake Breakfast in support of Feed Nova Scotia. All are invited to join us as we support this much needed resource in our community, with all proceeds going to Feed Nova Scotia. Saturday November 30th, 2019. From 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. At the New Apostolic Church, 151 Joffre Street (Off of Portland and Sinclair Streets), Dartmouth. All are Welcome!


Date of Event: November 30, 2019

Event Information: Christmas Merchandise Bingo Saturday November 30th, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Bingo starts at 6:30 pm. 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 great prizes to be won!


Date of Event: November 30, 2019

Event Information:  Sunnyview Animal Care is hosting their Annual Santa Paws Photo Event! Drop by the clinic on Saturday, November 30th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with your furry, feathered or scaly friends to have them photographed with Santa Paws! We ask that you please have your pet on a leash or in a kennel. Photos are taken on a First Come, First Serve basis and are $15 for the first print, $5 for each additional print or free with a food donation. All proceeds go to Feed Nova Scotia. We are located at 36 Duke Street in Bedford, NS - below the Maritime Dance Academy Studio and across from Fraser Way RV. Happy Holidays!


Date of Event:  November 30, 2019

Event Information: Celebrate the Holiday Season at St. Luke's Church 9 Veterans Avenue Dartmouth Saturday November 30,2019 11am to 1:30pm please come and enjoy St Luke's Christmas Bazaar with us Great fellowship and great food Menu Chicken ala King and Dessert in St Luke's Café. Vegetarian and Gluten free options available $10.00 for adults $5 children's menu available or just come to the Christmas Bazaar Free Admission do not have to buy a meal. Check out the tables for great deals for the following items bake goods, candy hand crafts, jewelry, books , new to you items and raffles RAFFLE ITEMS Classic Christmas Basket VALUE $75.00 Handmade Afghan Value $75.00 Homemade Preserve Basket $75.00 Clearwater Gift Certificate $100.00 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT $2.00 FOR 1 TICKET OR 3 FOR $5 Wheelchair accessible hope to see at the Christmas Bazaar on November 30


Date of Event: December 1, 2019

Event Information: December 1st, 7 pm - with Chordially Yours. Join us for a delightful mix of both sacred and treasured Christmas Music, complete with refreshments including Hot Apple Cider! Come early - the seats fill quickly! Grand Lake Oakfield Community Society, 22 Lakeside Drive, Grand Lake NS B2T 1B4 www.grandlakeoakfield.ca


Date of Event: December 3, 2019

Event Information: 100+ Women Who Care Halifax's next meeting is Tuesday, December 3, from 5pm to 7pm at the Hearthstone Inn Dartmouth (313 Prince Albert Rd, Halifax). We are a giving circle - 3 charities will present at the meeting, and then the membership will vote on the recipient of a mass donation. We generally donate between $10,000 and $15,000 per meeting to a local HRM charity. All new members who sign-up to join us between now and Dec 3 will be entered in a draw for a fabulous prize - a curated collection of gift cards valued at $100 each! That isn't the only reason why now is the best time to join this giving circle - we are projected to hit a major milestone between now and March - $500,000 raised since 2013 for Halifax charities. Join now to be a part of this amazing achievement! To sign up: https://100wwchalifax.microsoftcrmportals.com/register-now/


Date of Event: December 6, 2019

Event Information: 2nd Annual Lights of Love Christmas Carol Service, Friday, December 06, 2019 7pm Gardens of Grace are hosting our second annual Lights of Love service with the generous support of Christ Church Dartmouth. This Christmas service is a gentle way for all who have been deeply touched by the death of a child, at any age or stage of the child’s life and is an opportunity to honour the loved ones no longer with us in a beautiful and non-denominational setting during a season that can be very difficult. The service is a family friendly evening of traditional carols, readings and musical performances, with special guests, the Aeolian Singers. It is free to attend, with a free will basket available to contribute to the music program at Christ Church. There will be a Christmas tree on which to hang messages for loved ones and the opportunity to light a tea light in memory of your baby or loved one. Following the service, you are welcome to relax, reflect and mingle with other families over sweets and refreshments. Lights of Love Christmas Carol services have been held in December at venues across Great Britain by SANDS(Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) for fifteen years. SANDS has also been very obliging in allowing us to continue the tradition here in Nova Scotia. This candlelit service will be led by Reverend Bonnie Baird, with music direction by John Bogardus. It will include Christmas carols, readings, musical entertainment, candle lighting, and tag hanging in honor of your loved one.


Date of Event: December 7, 2019 6 - 8pm

Event Information: Christmas Tree Lighting & Hot Chocolate.  Have fun with some Christmas carols and our tree lighting, hot chocolate to follow at the hall. Grand Lake Oakfield Community Society - 22 Lakeside Drive, Grand Lake NS B2T 1B4, http://www.grandlakeoakfield.ca, globulletin@gmail.com - Inquiries, Vivan at vivkohout@eastlink.ca - Bookings.  
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Date of Event: December 7, 2019

Event Information: 4th Annual Christmas Countdown Craft/Vendor fair Saturday Dec 7th, 2019 10am-3pm 6351 North st, Halifax (St. Theresa’s Church) Come Christmas shop with us! Over 50 vendors. Lots of crafts, homemade goodies & direct sellers. FREE admission!


Date of Event: December 7 & 8, 2019 

Event Information: Food Sale & craft fair Dec. 7th & 8th  Forties Community Centre,  New Ross 9am-4pm Homemade jams, jellies and pickles,   wine, honey and more Wheelchair accessible -ground level proudly part of the New Ross Christmas Festival


Date of Event: December 8, 2019

Event Information: The New Apostolic Church is having its annual Christmas Program. All are invited as we welcome the most festive time of year with music and our Sunday School. Sunday December 8th, 2019, 10:30 AM. Preceded by a short service. At the New Apostolic Church, 151 Joffre Street (off of Portland and Sinclair Streets), Dartmouth. We will be collecting donations for Feed Nova Scotia in their urgent time of need. All are Welcome!


Date of Event:  December 15, 2019

Event Information: Halifax Jazz Festival presents Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas The Halifax Jazz Festival is excited to announce the return of its annual holiday fundraiser, “Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas”, featuring Jerry Granelli. This year brings the return of its evening performance along with the perennial family favourite, matinee show. The afternoon matinee is all ages and offers a family-friendly show with kids games and milk & cookies. The evening is a chance for the adults to reminisce and relive the nostalgia of this beloved holiday classic. This year marks the 17th annual fundraiser in support of HJF’s music education programs including the Creative Music Workshop and year-round free programming and workshops including TD Jazz Labs. Join us on December 15, 2019 at the Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School. Tickets are on sale now, and are available online at http://www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca/holidays.


Date of Event: December 18, 2019

Event Information: "'When Jesus Went to Egypt': Imagining Mary and Joseph's Refugee Claim". A brief dramatization imagines Mary and Joseph's refugee claim if heard by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, followed by an open Q&A. This fundraiser for the Halifax Refugee Clinic is a thoughtful addition to current discourse on migration and human rights. Free entry (donations appreciated), open to all faiths. Wednesday, December 18 2019, 7-8:30 pm, 2222 Brunswick St (St George's Round Church).


Date of Event: January 5, 2020

Event Information: Crib Tournament Sunday, Jan.5th. 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 Ground level