January Newsletter

This is a monthly listing of events which are happening in and around my community in Dartmouth.
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31st - New Year's Eve Party at the Grand Parade - Halifax is celebrating New Year's Eve 2017 and ringing in 2018! Make it part of your night and come experience the Atlantic region's largest New Year's Eve gathering at this free, family event. A night of surprises awaits, featuring high-energy entertainers from around the Maritimes and the biggest fireworks show in the Region! Grand Parade. For more info phone 902-453-4000

Thursday, January 11th to 28th - Push Pull, Marley Johnson - Craig Gallery presents Push Pull a series of paintings which captures the figure/body relationship and contour mark making on large scale paintings. The shapes and contours imply a playfulness, exuberance, and a sense of effervescence or froth which forms in-between the push/pull of tides. By breaking down the impression of the gestures, leaving it raw and undefined the artist hopes to reveal something transparent about the process of paint color. Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing. For more info visit alderneylanding.com/gallery/index.html

Monday, January 15th to March 15th - Savour Food & Wine Festival 2018 - This Festival presented by The Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, is one of Halifax's marquee food events of the year. Since 2003 the Savour Food & Wine Festival has grown from a small show to a series of exciting events that captures the essence of the food and beverage culture in Nova Scotia. The 15th year marks the Savour Food & Wine Show as the best and largest restaurant and beverage show in Canada. Celebrate the cultural interest and passion for great food and wine. For more info about this event and others coming up visit savourfoodandwine.com or phone 902-429-5343

Saturday, January 13th - Watercolour Play - Get inspired with Watercolour paints and create some beautiful affirmation cards to celebrate your favourite quote, express your feelings, or just get silly. 2:30pm to 4pm. Alderney Gate Library. For more information phone 902-490-5753

Wednesday, January 17th - Evergreen Writers Group - Always welcoming new participants, this group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Library for discussions, feedback, guest speakers, and workshops for aspiring writers. This group also meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Evergreen House. Alderney Gate Library from 10:15 to 12:15pm. For more info phone Evergreen House at 902-463-5612

Thursday, January 18th - The 5th Annual Craft Beer and Local Celebration - It's hard to believe that it's year five! To celebrate this, there will be 100 VIP tickets for a special early bird session, more cideries than in previous years, and a number of local eateries never seen at this event before. Tickets and more details coming. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. For more info phone 902-428-7832

Thursday, January 18th to 20th - In the Dead of Winter - A songwriter based festival that is held annually in Halifax. It first began in 2006. The goal of the festival is to bring a diverse group of songwriters together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional environment. The festival aims to showcase the diversity of songwriters in the Atlantic Region, Canada, and the United States. This festival provides venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience. Various Venues around Halifax. For more info visit inthedeadofwinter.com

Sunday, January 21st - Brides 2018 - The Bridal Extravaganza of the Year! Over 30 years running, Brides is Atlantic Canada's largest wedding show, hosted by the region's finest trade show facility, The World Trade & Convention Centre. Meet with over 135 exhibitors ready to help you plan your unique wedding day. Tickets are $15 at the door and $14 online. 10am to 4pm, World Trade and Convention Center. For more info visit halifaxbridalshow.com

Thursday, January 25th-28th - Halifax RV Show - Check out the 2018 RVs from all the top manufactures displayed by your local dealers! Thursday - noon to 9pm, Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors & students, Family pass $25 (2 adults, 2 children) $15 weekend pass, children under 10 free. Exhibition Park. For more info contact Scott Sprague at 902-468-4999 or visit www.halifaxrvshow.ca

Thursday, January 25th to February 10th - Dartmouth Players presents - Stop Kiss “Love Is Friendship That Has Caught Fire” By Ann Landers. Beginning January 25th and running until February 10th. Funny, sad, and sweet. Stop Kiss is the Story of Sara and Callie, two smart, engaging young women who discover how a Simple Act can change everything in a Single Heartbeat. For Better or For Worse. Thought provoking and ultimately moving, Stop reveals that love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. For info and tickets phone 902-456-7529 or visit ticketpro.ca

Saturday, January 27th - Super Saturdays Celebrate Family Literacy Day - All ages welcome with Mother Goose at the Library. Play some word games or listen to a story. Super Saturdays is all about hands-on activities or experiences that will be fun for kids and grown ups alike. Super Saturday is the day to play some games, unleash your inner artist and experiment with technology. 10am to 3pm. Alderney Gate Library. For more information phone 902-490-5753

Sunday, January 28th - Symphony Nova Scotia presents Magnificent Mozart - Featuring Bernhard Gueller, Conductor Luca Buratto, Piano. Symphony NS once again salutes the world's most iconic composer! Experience a delightful range of Mozart's most famous works, beginning with the ambitious, inventive “Haffner” Symphony. Then, hear the gracious and intimate Piao Concerto no.23, performed by Italian rising star Luca Buratto, a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse” (Musical America) and the last year's winner of the prestigious Honens Piano Competition. Alderney Landing Convention Centre. For more info visit alderneylanding.com

Save The Date - Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and The Healing & Cancer Foundation Presents The Journey - A fundraiser exploring the connections between music, mind, body and spirit. There will be music by Beethoven, Faure, Brahms and Leonard Cohen. Featuring students from the Conservatory School of Dance, professional training program under the direction of Diana Rutherford. Sunday, February 25th. For more details phone 902-423-5984

Rosie's Listings Include: 302-126 Farnham Gate, $144,900; 608-61 Nelsons Landing, Bedford, $169,900; 6 Maplewood Drive, Spryfield, $214,900

Shameless Plug of the Month: Come join the Library staff, friends, and your community for a steaming cup of tea. Bring your crafty creations and spend the morning enjoying the beautiful harbour view at the Alderney Gate Library. Friday January 26th from 10am to 11:30am.


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

See you out there! 

Rosie Porter

7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS
B3L 2C2

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