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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ghostly Event in the Valley with Storytellers

Name Ghost Story Gala Date Saturday October 27, 2012 Time 6:45 pm Type Literary Description For a Macarbre and beautifully grotesque experience, join us for an evening's entertainment featuring: Ghost Story Writer Steve Vernon; Storytellers Cindy Campbell, Shalan Joudry & Daurene Lewis; Singer Caleb Miles; Violinist Daniel Froese; Swing Band Jazzette & resident "Town Ghosts"... with MC Stephanie Domet of CBC's Mainstreet. PLUS Zenda the Tarot Card Reader People's Choice Costume Award Macabre Nibbles & Shocktails Silent Auction of Artwork inspired by Munch's The Scream.. Cost $10 Tickets ARTsPLACE Gallery Annapolis Royal - call 532-7069 Email arcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca mailto Telephone 902-532-7069 Telephone Number For more info, see: http://valleyevents.ca/event?id=18267

Annual Ghostly Gala on the Farm

GHOSTLY GALA “Spooky Tales & Ghoulish Ghost Stories” presented by Storytellers Circle of Halifax and Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum Where: Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum 471 Poplar Drive Dartmouth When: Saturday, October 27 at 7:00pm Tickets: Adults: $5 Youth 8 - 12: $3 Information: 434-0222 or 434-4306 (proceeds to support Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mysterious and Ghostly Tales! in Weymouth

Come join Joanna Jarvis for an evening of stories that may chill your bones or leave you wondering…… Special guest: Pat Jarvis who will accompany Joanna on his drums for some of the stories. DATE: Friday October 26,2012 TIME: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Weymouth Waterfront Library (in the Program Room) COST: Donation (Free will offering)

John Chiasson

For our October 18 Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions we are welcoming John Chiasson for the first time. John is known primarily for his performances as a jazz musician and the bass player for the incredible Rankin Family. We will find out all about his acoustic side with maybe a few surprises thrown in!! Coming up we have: October 25 - The Business of Music with Tim Hardy and David Findlay with guests November 1 - Play Around Sing Around November 8 – Andy and Ariana November 15 – Norma MacDonald November 22 – Celtic Rant Our concerts start at 7 and admission is by free will donation.Proceeds from kitchen sales support the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm. Please note that parking for our weekly concerts will now be in the upper parking lot of the Farm to allow the museum to get the main yard ready for the open season. The lot is just past the first entrance also on the left of Poplar drive. Watch our blogsite for updates on our line up, a few youtube videos of our performances, and a few highlights from past shows. Just google "Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions" or go to: www.roseandkettleconcertsessions.blogspot.com The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a weekly series of musical presentations produced by volunteers with the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society . All free-will admission donations support the musical performance.

Sycamore Stories!

Let's all turn out to support Frank Stevens as he winds his way through family stories from the early history of the USA. www.sycamorestory.com Chebucto Coffee, 6430 Chebucto Road, starting at 7 pm. this Friday October 19. Come early for soup 'n' stuff.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bluenose Ghost Festival and Ghost Stories!

The book,Bluenose Ghosts by Dr.Helen Creighton has inspired many storytellers! Hear these scary, spinetingling tales and more!- at the Bluenose Ghosts Festival, Alderney Landing. The Storytellers Circle of Halifax and the Helen Creighton Folklore Society will be Telling Tales From the Shed while you wait to enter the Haunted House. No charge for the stories, just the Haunted House. Stop by between 6:30 and 9:pm most evenings. For more information: http://www.bluenoseghostsfestival.com/haunted_house.php Come on by...if you dare!

A Gathering of Ghosts! on Oct 11th

Storytelling Event Thursday October 11 A Gathering of Ghosts: Share Your Favourites! Halloween used to be on October 31st, now it’s the whole month, so come join us to hear the best of ghost stories. Anyone may tell, and everyone can listen! Storytellers Circle of Halifax at Just Us! CafĂ© on Spring Garden Road, Thursday October 11 at 7 pm. Contact: Linda Winham, lwinham88@hotmail.com Cindy Campbell, storysong@ns.sympatico.ca The Storytellers Circle of Halifax seeks to preserve and promote the oral sharing of stories, and to provide resources and programs for those interested in storytelling.

WTF:Heroes, Dreamers and Fools

Hi gang, This week on October 12th... Chebucto Coffee will be home to HEROES, DREAMERS or FOOLS.... What else is new :-) Actually... this theme was chosen by the evening's Guest Host, the incomparable Mr. Dan McKinnon, who has graciously offered to attempt to "herd the cats" before taking off for his annual British tour. We are fortunate indeed. Say a prayer for Dan :-) As for herding cats... last week was more about herding "moose". Morris and Mr. Moose would like me to convey their "moost" sincere thanks for the warm reception they received as co-hosts for FUN & GAMES night and they can't wait to return. For those of you who unfortunately missed their "antlerics" and for those who were there and want to relive the hysterics... there ARE attachments. #1 shows the two Meese in the spotlight... completely in their element. #2 shows Don Burke serenading Morris. Remember Don's Crazy English rant? If more than one goose is geese, then more than one moose must be meese? Morris isn't buying it. #3 shows Leo Feinstein entrancing/horrifying us with the tale of Rene's desperate hunt to shoot the moose before the moose finds HIM. Can't blame him really... considering the alternative. Notice the absence of Morris & Mr. Moose. Hmm! Subject matter too close to home? Too Deliverance? They ARE cousins after all :-) #4 shows Michael Thompson boldly breaking from tradition to go wahwahwahwah waltzing with Moose and enjoying every hilarious minute. The bears are history now :-) We laughed. We laughed so hard we cried. We couldn't believe what came out of the mouths of moose. It was a fabulous night of FUN & GAMES. This week will be no less stellar and guess what? In addition... Mike will be holding a Pre-Folk Barbecue on the deck outside from 4:30 - 6:15 and he has graciously offered to split the proceeds 50-50 with us. It's a definite win-win! So please... kick your predictably boring dietary plans to the curb and skip breakfast. Take a pass on lunch. Just say "no" to snacks and show up at Chebucto Coffee absolutely famished for food & folk. A better combination can not be found in Metro. Xo Margo WTF! is a musical outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. We meet every second and fourth Friday of the month at CHEBUCTO COFFEE, 6430 Chebucto Road, corner of Chebucto & Kline in Halifax. As always... admission is by free-will donation towards the Society's work.

Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions for Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. will feature singer/songwriter Alex Hickey. Alex is an energetic and entertaining performer with a repertoire of original songs showcasing her imagination, wit and wisdom. Joining Alex for this great evening will be another amazing musician Jude Pelley who was recently at the Rose and Kettle in his duo "Pennybrook". Coming up we have: October 11 - Alex Hickey October 18 - John Chiasson October 25 - The Business of Music with Tim Hardy and David Findlay with guests November 1 - Play Around Sing Around November 8 – Andy and Ariana November 15 – Norma MacDonald November 22 – Celtic Rant Our concerts start at 7 and admission is by free will donation.Proceeds from kitchen sales support the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm. Please note that parking for our weekly concerts will now be in the upper parking lot of the Farm to allow the museum to get the main yard ready for the open season. The lot is just past the first entrance also on the left of Poplar drive. Watch our blogsite for updates on our line up, a few youtube videos of our performances, and a few highlights from past shows. Just google "Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions" or go to: www.roseandkettleconcertsessions.blogspot.com The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a weekly series of musical presentations produced by volunteers with the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society . All free-will admission donations support the musical performance.

Foc'sle Party!

Nocturne Foc’sle Party Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Saturday, October 13, 2012 Nocturne event – 6 p.m. to 12 Midnight The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in collaboration with the Helen Creighton Folklore Society will re-launch the Helen Creighton Sea Songs collection as part of the annual Nocturne events on Saturday, October 13 at the Museum. Events will feature music, storytelling, and a special presentation of artwork by internationally renowned artist Tom Forrestall. The Sea Songs CD is a selection of the actual field recordings made by Dr. Helen Creighton during her years of collecting folk songs and stories from around our region. The tracks on this recording include many sea songs, sea shanties and the stories behind them as told and sung by the tradition bearers in our communities. Music will include performances by members of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society, which includes Dan McKinnon who was the principle researcher behind the collection of sea songs on the recording project. Performances will also include sea songs from the sea shanty group "The Dory Bungholes"; storyteller Cindy Campbell will do a story and song from the Creighton Collection; and a special "flash mob" musical performance by Scott MacMillan based on his acclaimed work Celtic mass for the Sea; Rosalee Peppard will be singing some traditional songs; Vince Morash and James Crouse will perform some original sea songs; and the five-member group "From The Heart" will perform some songs inspired by the Sambro Lighthouse as well as some other sea songs. There will also be a special performance by Jay Perry of the “Shannon and Chesapeake” which was one of the songs collected by Dr. Creighton from Catherine Gallagher in the early 1940s. This performance will be held in the Navy gallery where displayed are actual artifacts from the famous naval engagement of the War of 1812. Events are scheduled between 6 p.m and midnight. A detailed schedule will be posted at the museum and on the museum's website.

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society will be there!

THE BLUENOSE GHOSTS FESTIVAL Today at Alderney Landing the Bluenose Ghost Festival was launched. “Fear the Darkness, Haunted House” is open from 6:30pm to 9:30pm October 11th to October 13th and October 17th to October 31st. Admission is $10.00. Bea MacGregor, Executive Director Alderney Landing said, “All bets are off, we have delivered the Best Haunted House in the Province.” There are a few key ingredients involved in making an amazing scary haunted house: Creators, Mike McGillivray and Randy Mathews, live and breathe the Haunted House 365 days of the year. Alderney Landing staff supporting and participating in the development and promotion. Funding support from Canadian Heritage. Special effects from Tour Tech East, Easyhome, Canadian Maritime Engineering, First Fence, and Boultier’s Costume Rentals. Rain or shine we have people covered, compliments of Commercial Tent. Dressing and prop rooms are provided by Kent Mobile Shelters. The Chronicle Herald and 101.3 The Bounce promoting the venue. A hundred and fifty volunteers dedicated to giving an exceptional show each and every night. Outstanding year round volunteers, such as; Zelda Brannen, Kye Glenham, Sharon Karas, and Dylan Phillips, Bea MacGregor said, “We do have a couple of G Rated special matinee performances on Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th.” This is also the perfect time to visit the Alderney Landing Farmer’s Market, featuring the Pumpkin Food and Folklore Festival. Cindy Campbell, Vice Chair and storytelling liaison with the Helen Creighton Folklore Society, said “I am excited to be a part of the Festival, what would be a better way to educate people about Dr. Helen Creighton, then to tell stories. Leola Leblanc, creator of the Geary Street online Media Tour “Departures”, gave a visual tour that people can visit online either at www.bluenoseghostsfestival.com or www.alderneylanding.com. Leola said, “I now have a deep spiritual connection with the cemetery and enjoyed working with the youth and members of the community to create this Google maps educational piece.” Both can be found in the Shops at Ghoulville outside the Haunted House. Kim Farmer, Fine Arts Programmer at Alderney Landing said, “Don’t miss the Nocturne Art at Night -Collaborate Alderney, October 13th. Alderney Landing is transformed into a vigorous mix of artists, performers, human touch, balloons, and heavy machinery. She said, “The 101.3 Bounce Media Wall features the Alderney Landing Youth Horror Movie Trailer Screening.” Tessa Mendel, Co-Artistic Director, Halifax Theatre for Young People announced their production “The Monster Under the Bed.” Tessa said, ”it is a funny, profound story that includes fantastical flying sequences and monster chases, and is an exploration of the monsters that live inside all of us, and a celebration of imagination and its ability to help us face our fears.” Suitable for ages 5 and up. All performances take place in the Alderney Landing Theatre, Oct 19th to 26th, child/youth $10, adult $15, family of 4 $40. Bea MacGregor said “we are also pleased to have the following two theatre productions”; Houdini: The Man, The Mason and The Master Magician, (October 29th, 30th, 31st). Maritime Marionettes “Rumplestiltskin” Oct 29, 30th, 31st. For more information visit www.alderneylanding.com