May Newsletter

This is a monthly listing of events which are happening in and around my community in Dartmouth.
Happy Mother's Day!

Sat, May 5th - 4th Annual Craft Beer Fest - The flagship event for NS Craft Beer Week is returning! 39 participating breweries so far! 1pm to 9pm at the Multipurpose room at The Halifax Forum. For more info visit

Sat May, 12th to October - Hubbards Farmers' Market - It's here again! The perfect Saturday morning starts at the Hubbards Farmers market. Over 20 years in 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. 8am to 12noon. Hwy 103, take exit 6 to Hubbards.

Sat, May 12th - Puppet Show - The Extraordinary Cat: an Asian Folk Tale - Celebrate Asian Heritage month with this puppet show adapted from an Asian Folktale. 10:30am to 11am. Alderney Landing Library. For more info visit

Sat, May 12th - Touch-A-Truck - A fundraiser for Eastern Front Theatre - 10am to 5pm. Children love to encounter unique and exciting vehicles up close (who doesn't!), so once again they will gather a collection of great vehicles from trucks to fire engines, cars to bikes, diggers to boats and all in one space! For people with sensitivities to loud nose they will have two one-hour periods with no horns being sounded. Tickets are $5 advance and $7 at the door. For more info visit

Sun, May 13th - Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - An indulgent afternoon tea featuring a selection of dainty tea sandwiches, sweets and squares, and a bottomless pot of tea. You'll be seated in the charming Rose & Kettle Tearoom. There are two hour and a half seating's, the first from 1pm until 2:30 and the second from 2:30 to 4pm. Tickets are $15. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. For more info and tickets, phone 434-0222 (office) or 462-0154 (tea room)

Fri, May 18th and 19th - Community Tea: Royal Wedding - Join the library staff, friends, and your community for a steaming cup of tea to celebrate the royal wedding. Bring your crafty creations and spend the morning enjoying the beautiful harbour view. 11:30am. Alderney Landing Library. For more info visit

Fri, May 18th to 20st - Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon -The Scotiabank Blue Nose Weekend 2018 will once again engage the imaginations of thousands of participants in a celebration of well-being and community. Up to 13,000 runners and walkers will take part, making blue Nose the largest marathon east of Ottawa and EXPO one of the largest shows in Atlantic Canada. Don't want to commit to the entire race yourself? Grab a team and enjoy a fantastic race weekend experience with the marathon course, 42.2km, that will take place on Sunday, May 20st. Lots of exciting events going on in the city. For more info visit

Wed, May 23rd - World Turtle Day Pop-up - Did you know that there are sea turtles found right here off the coast of NS? Drop by the Canadian Sea Turtle Network's informational booth to learn about the biology of these amazing animals, including the enormous leatherback sea turtle. Discover cool turtle specimens and hear the amazing story of the scientists and fishermen of NS that work together to study and conserve these animals. 11am to Noon. Alderney Gate Library. For more info visit

Fri, May 25th - Wine & Chocolate Tasting - Join the festivities for an evening of mouthwatering chocolate treats, a large selection of wines, and as much fun and as many surprises as you can squeeze into 3 hours! $60 per ticket. This event is in support of the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Nova Scotia. For more info visit

Sun, May 27th to June 10th - Scotia Festival of Music - An Annual two-week chamber music festival in Halifax, is boasting over fifty public events. Featuring international talent of the highest caliber, the festival offers concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, masterclasses, coaching sessions, lectures, and more. Dalhousie Arts Centre. For more info visit or phone 902-429-9467

Thurs, June 7th to 23rd - 9 to 5 - Dartmouth Players presents 9 to 5, based on the hilarious 1980 hit movie about friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era of the 1970's. The musical was written by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigoted boss and take over the company. For tickets and more info visit

Save the Date

Alderney Landing presents Fine Art and Theatre Summer Camps for the month of July! 10% discount if registered and paid before April 15th!

Art Camp for 6 to 10 years of age - Frog Days of Summer (July 2nd to 6th) Transformers (July 9th to 13th)

Theatre Camps for 6 to 10 years of Age - Peter Pan (July 16th to 20th) and Wizard of Oz (July 23rd to July 27th)

Teen Camps for 11 to 15 years of Age - Improv (July 2nd to 6th) Script Writing (July 9th to 13th) and Costume Design (July 16th to 20th)

Alderney Land Theatre. For more info visit or phone 902-461-8401

Sat, June 16th - HRM Relay For Life - Cancer changes everything. So can you. - At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. This 6 hour event brings together teams of family and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we've lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. This year's event is taking place indoors at the Dartmouth 4 pad arena. To register please go to

Rosie's Listings: 108-5393 Victoria Road, Halifax, $199,900; 3691 Lynch Street, $224,900; 9 Jon Jacques Court, $254,900; 2446 James, $480,000; 1540 Summer St, Unit 605, $699,900

Spring is in the air! Lots of people looking in our area, please call me if you would like to list at 902-209-7073

Shameless Plug of the Month - Alderney Landing Farmers Market - Maritime hospitality and opportunity are available every Saturday during the Farmers' Market. The vendors offer you a wide variety of product from the best in locally produced produce, to home style baked goods and much more. Celebrate a new tradition at the Farmer's Market! Saturday 8am to 1pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm


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

See you out there! 

Rosie Porter

7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS
B3L 2C2

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