February Newsletter

This is a monthly listing of events which are happening in and around my community in Dartmouth.
Happy Valentine's Day
January 31st, Feb 1st, and 2nd – Halifax Celtic Festival – This festival includes advance youth concerts, giving Celtic context and a flag raising. There will be artisans, merchants and Celtic groups. Halifax Forum, Multipurpose Center. Fri start 6pm and ending Sunday at 3pm. For more info visit their Facebook page at Halifax Celtic Festival

Sunday, February 2nd – Groundhog Day with Shubenacadie Sam – Will we have an early spring or another 6 weeks of winter? This event starts at 7am with Shubenacadie Sam making his first appearance and prediction at 8am sharp. From 8am to noon there will be lots of activities including crafts, face painting, hot drinks and more. The animal enclosure area will be open from 8:15am to 3pm with admission being charged after 12pm. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. For more info phone 902-758-5316

Wednesday February 5th – 100 Dresses Project – Works in Oil and Charcoal by Sharon Cave. Opening Reception Feb 5th from 5 to 7pm. Show dates Feb 5th to March 1st – Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing. For more info visit alderneylanding.com or phone 902-461-4698

Thursday, February 6th to 9th – Halifax International Boat Show - If you dream about weekends on the water, come and discover some great ideas on how you can spend your prized warm weather spare time at the Halifax Boat Show. With hundreds of exhibitors all under one roof, you’ll have every opportunity to see, touch and even climb aboard tons of boats of all shapes and sizes. The exhibitors are passionate about boating and are available to answer any questions. Thurs- noon to 8pm, Fri -10am to 8 pm, Sat 9am to 8pm and Sun-10am to 5pm. Admission is $12 for adults $9 for juniors (10 to 16 years of age) Family pass is $30 (2 adults and 2 juniors) and Full Event pass is $25. Halifax Exhibition Centre. For more info visit halifaxboatshow.com

Thursday, February 6th to 22nd – Dartmouth Players Theater presents - Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Directed by Joanne Arbuthnott - Beatrice and Benedick despise everything about love, but their friends decide to have a little fun and are determined to make them fall in love, with each other! The friends devise a plan in which Benedick overhears of Beatrice’s secret love for her…what could possibly go wrong?! Make plans now to spend Valentines here for this timeless Shakespearean romantic comedy. For more info visit dartmouthplayers.ns.ca

Saturday, February 8th – Dartmouth Skating Party – A skating party with the Ice Princesses. Did you know the Ice Princesses can skate? Well they can! And they want you to join in a free family skate. Bring your own skates and helmets are required for all skaters 12 and under. 5pm to 7pm Zatzman Sportsplex, Dartmouth

Saturday, February 8th – Winter Bike Week – B-icicle Ride – Join the Halifax Cycling Coalition for a slow-paced family friendly b-icicle Ride. Meet at 2pm at the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal. Ride past the ice sculptures and enjoy the Ice Festival along the way. There will be music playing along the ride. This event will end around 3pm at Yeah Yeah’s Pizza and Two if by Sea. For more info check out their Facebook page!

Saturday, February 8th - Craft Beer Cottage Party – Head back to those long summer days by the lake! Sample beers from local and nearby craft breweries while you play a game of washer toss; or chill in an Adirondack chair and listen to the live band. There will be picnic tables and delicious beer-friendly food for purchase. Tickets includes unlimited beer samples. Halifax Seaport Farmers Market. 7pm to 9:30pm. $60 general admission and must be 19 years and older. For more info visit halifaxseaport.com/event/craft-beer-cottage-party

Friday, February 21st – Reel Family Movie Night – Alderney Landing and Scotiabank are happy to announce A Free movie event SHREK! This FREE family event is held in the theatre at Alderney Landing. Tickets are available starting February 10th at Alderney Landing, Scotiabank on Portland Street and the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission as well as Celtic Corner.

Friday, February 28th - Savour Food & Wine Festival Rare & Fine Wine 2020 – An evening for the true wine lover! Quench your wine palate with world class wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley, Piedmonte, Veneto, and Tuscany, amongst others. Relax to live jazz as you sample from their selection of over 40 wines, rated 90 points and above by the world’s major wine publications, that have never been available before in Nova Scotia. For more info on this event and others during this event visit savourfoodandwine.com or phone 902-429-5343

New Event to add to your Saturdays – Farmers Market at the Halifax Forum - The market will operate Saturdays from 8am to 1pm in the Bingo Hall annex, and will have about 50 indoor tables for farmers, craftspeople and prepared food specialists. This brand-new market promises to be a wonderful Saturday meeting place for family and friends all over the Halifax area. For more info please visit forumfarmersmarket.ca

Don’t forget about the Dartmouth Farmers Market on Saturday and Sunday as well! Maritime Hospitality and opportunity in their indoor market every Saturday from 8am to 1pm on Saturday and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, where the very best locally produced goods are available! Products and vendors vary with seasons.

Shameless Plug of the Month: February 7th to 9th - Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival –

It's back and bigger than ever! The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union. Save the dates for an action-packed weekend of fun with LIVE ICE CARVING, horse-drawn wagon rides, campfire song circles, bouncy castles, ice princess visits and much more! ALL FREE!
Food and drink specials at all your favourite downtown Dartmouth eateries, breweries, cideries and cafes are coming soon.

If you are getting a house ready for the Spring Market, please give me a call at 902-209-7073

Rosie’s Listings in HRM - 19 Osborne Ave, Dartmouth, $134,900; 21 Osborne Ave, Dartmouth, $134,900; 157 Old Sambro Road, $139,900; 206-1 Prince Street, Dartmouth, $449,000


If you have any info you would like included in the March newsletter, please call Rosie
at (902) 209-7073 or email rosemary@royallepage.ca.

See you out there! 

Rosie Porter

7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS
B3L 2C2

Email : rosemary@royallepage.ca
Mobile Phone : (902) 209-7073
Office Phone : (902) 453-1700
Office Fax : (902) 461-2689