September Newsletter

This is a monthly listing of events which are happening in and around my community in Dartmouth.
Wishing everyone a safe school year!

Parks Canada Events - It's Canada's 150th Birthday this year and Park Canada wants to celebrate all year with many events. Come join in the family fun.

Through to October - Hubbards Farmers' Market - It's here again! The perfect Saturday morning starts at the Hubbards Farmers Market. In its 20th year of operation and in the middle of 6 acres of woodlands and fields, located at the beautiful Hubbards Barn & Community Park, one of the hidden gems on the South Shore, the market offers a fantastic selection of local products, local music and more. Unique. Fresh. Local. Hwy 103, take exit 6 to Hubbards.

Through to October 18th - Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour - Slip into the shadows of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and come find out if the many legends of ghost hauntings are true, if you dare! Tickets go on sale every Sunday for the week. Online ticket sales close at 4pm the day of the ghost tour. Adults - $12, Youth $8, Students/Senior $10 and family is $35. For more info visit

Friday, Sept 8th, 9th and 10th - Italian Weekend -Join in for the annual three-day festival of Italian food, music and entertainment. Fri from 5pm to 10pm, Sat from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. 2629 Agricola Street. For more info, phone 902-453-5327 or email

Sunday, September 10th - Halifax Colour Festival 2017 - The name itself means rain full of colours. This event represents one of the major festivals of India, known as HOLI. It represents Unity and Diversity. The core values of the festival are to spread love and joy amongst all people. In addition to that they will have music and fun games! All ages welcome. Tickets are $15 to $25. 6299 South Street. For more info phone 902-479-9909 or visit

Thurs, Sept 14-16 and, 17th - Season Opener - Five by Five - What do an invisible ghost, three middle-aged women wishing they are less invisible, an overbearing mother we wish was invisible, scammers who make our money disappear, and an acting bear we may or may not get to see, have in common? - Well visibility or lack thereof apparently, but also these are themes of this montage of excerpts from local new plays brought to light on the Dartmouth Player's stage for this year's Season Opener, Five by Five. Sept 14-16 8pm and Sept 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $9.99. Dartmouth Players. For more info and tickets visit or call 1-888-311-9090

Thursday, September 14th to 21st - 37th Atlantic Film Festival - An eight-day celebration of film, music and media from around the world. This festival turns Halifax into an international Mecca for the arts! Celebrating 37 years in 2017, the Atlantic Film Festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John's, NF in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Providing an immersive escape and celebration for movie lovers, filmmakers and industry professionals worldwide. The festival offers a first-look at the best international films of the festival season and is the platform in Atlantic Canada to showcase the regional filmmaking community. 5657 Spring Garden Road. For more info visit

Saturday, September 16th - 2017 Word on the Street Book & Magazine Festival - Celebrate Reading and Literacy with this event. Halifax is proud to join communities across the country in a national celebration of literacy, storytelling, and the literary arts. For the past 23 years, this event has been a signature in NS where they present established and emerging authors, storytellers, informative panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, live music, tons of activities and a bustling marketplace. They strive to create a FREE local festival that represents the diversity of our community. There is plenty to see and do for the whole family. Halifax Central Library. For more info visit

Friday, Sept 22nd to 24th - Hal-Con Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic Book and Gaming Convention - An annual weekend showcasing comic books, games, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, and related popular arts, it has grown to encompasses the full-spectrum of geekdom including Comic Books, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Renaissance, anime, and anything else of the fantastical. The gathering includes entertainment, music, stage shows, and small social gaming circles, and the chance to rub elbows with the famous and infamous of geek pop-culture. For more info phone 902-718-7015 or visit

Saturday, September 23rd - Quinfest Family Fun Day -Welcome to another year of fun and excitement at Quinfest! This year brings carnival games with Bib ‘N Tucker, NSCECE and Scotia Physiotherapy, as well as a variety of food samplings, and lots of great deals. Free live concert with The Swampdonkeys! Quinfest reflects the diversity of the street in terms of the different foods offered and the various products and services that can be purchased throughout the year and it's their way of saying Thank you to all the customers. All activities are FREE! 11am to 3pm. Quinpool Road. For more information phone 902-209-2210 or visit

Saturday, September 30th - The 2nd Annual Cask Beer Throwdown -The Cask Beer Throwdown is back at the Olympic for another evening of good times. This year will feature 2 more breweries along with more casks, and even more cask cider from 2 local cideries as well. Tickets include access to the event, 12 sample tickets and a take-home glass. Tickets are $30. Olympic Community Centre. For more info visit

Rosie's Listings Include: 15-70 Collins Grove, Dartmouth, $139,000; 302-126 Farnham Gate, $155,000; 2-6269 Cork St, $159,900; 34 Moirs Mill Road, Bedford, $204,900; 108-5393 Victoria, $225,000; 6 Maplewood Drive, Spryfield, $244,900; 335 Holland Dr., Waverly, Fall River $235,000; 57 Hester St, $244,900; 12 Tannery Drive, Elmsdale, $259,900; 14 Sagebrush, Kingswood, $475,000

Shameless Plug of the Month: On Sunday afternoon, September 10th, at the Sullivan's Pond gazebo from 2 to 4pm, the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission and me, Rosie Porter of Royal LePage Atlantic present an afternoon of great family music featuring the folk acoustic stylings of Dartmouth's own Greg Mitchell. His special guests for the afternoon - pop duo Kate &El - will be making their debut performance in Dartmouth! As an added treat, local rock'n'rollers ROCK A BARONS will be performing their brand of family friendly rock'n'roll featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers to name but a few. The fun starts at 2pm and ends at 4pm rain or shine. Bring a blanket or a fold-up chair and sit back and enjoy this wonderful free summer concert!


If you have any info you would like included in the October newsletter, please call Rosie
at 209-7073 or email

See you out there! 

Rosie Porter

7075 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS
B3L 2C1

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Cellular Phone : (902) 209-7073
Office Phone : (902) 453-1700
Office Fax : (902) 461-2689