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On Feb. 28 at 5 p. m., Dr. Karolyn Smardz- Frost will launch her new book, Steal Away Home, with a talk pre­sented by Aca­dia’s Depart­ment of His­tory & Clas­sics.

In this new bi­og­ra­phy, Smardz- Frost fol­lows a woman from her en­slaved child­hood to her death as a free woman. ber ber, f from Ge­ordie Pro­duc­tions of Mon­treal, on March 3.

This per­for­mance was orig­i­nally sched­uled as one of MIPAC’s School- Time Se­ries shows open only to school groups, but with the re­cent labour dis­pute mak­ing school field trips un­likely, Mermaid de­cided to en­sure this en­gag­ing and rel­e­vant play could still be pre­sented to lo­cal au­di­ences.

Jab­ber tells the story of a 16- year- old Egyp­tian girl whose par­ents trans­fer her to a new school af­ter graf­fiti say­ing, “All Mus­lims must die” is found on the school wall.

At her new school, she is the only per­son wear­ing a hi­jab. Through hu­mour, its rel­e­vance and creativ­ity, Jab­ber has en­gaged over 40,000 teens, teach­ers and par­ents across Canada.

The one- hour show is rec­om­mended for au­di­ences ages 12 and up. The per­for­mance also in­cludes a post­show talk back ses­sion with the ac­tors.

Due to the late sched­ule change, there will be no ad­vance tick­ets for this per­for­mance; all sales will be at the door. Ad­mis­sion is $ 10 per per­son, or $8 with food bank do­na­tion - cash or credit card ( no debit) at the door only. Show­time will be at 7 p. m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 902- 798- 5841. con­cert in Wolfville’s Al Whit­tle The­atre is com­ing up on Satur­day, March 4.

En­ti­tled the Ides of Night Kitchen, mu­si­cal styling by Dano, the Dear­lies and some of the Val­ley’s mu­si­cal mavens are lined up. En­ter­tain­ment starts at 8 p. m.

Can you spot the bully goats? Thank good­ness they are only act­ing! Cen­treStage The­atre is pre­sent­ing the first fam­ily show of 2017, The Three Bully Goats Griff by Pa­trick Rainville Dorn. With a tweak and a twist, The Three Bully Goats Griff takes on the is­sue of bul­ly­ing.

Come to the Up­per Per­for­mance Cen­tre March 4- 5 and find out. All shows be­gin at 2 p. m. All tick­ets are $ 7 for this per­for­mance. Call 902678- 8040 for reser­va­tions. The play lasts ap­prox­i­mately one hour.

The com­mu­nity arts cen­tre in An­napo­lis Royal has a cou­ple of work­shops lined up this win­ter. Cameron McIn­tosh will of­fer a course over four days in March in Batik fab­ric dy­ing. Ses­sions run March 6 and 13 from 6: 30- 8: 30 p. m. and March 11 and 18 from 3– 5 p. m. Cost is $ 95.

Then, on March 31 and April 1, Bon­nie Baker will present a two- day work­shop called The Con­sid­ered Draw­ing. She will take 12 stu­dents. The reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is March 8.

Call the arts cen­tre on Ge­orge Street for in­for­ma­tion at 902- 532- 7069.

On March 5, there will be a spe­cial com­mu­nity art day at the Ross Creek Cen­tre for the Arts en­ti­tled A Woman’s Work is Never Done.

There will be an ex­plo­ration of the art of women in the early years of the last cen­tury - both pro­fes­sional artists and those who per­fected tra­di­tional forms,

- The Aca­dia Univer­sity Art Gallery has its an­nual Aca­dia Art Exhibition on un­til March 1. This exhibition cel­e­brates cre­ative work in the com­mu­nity.

- Artists Dave Lerue and Ian Funke- McKay of Scott’s Bay have com­posed their new­est dual exhibition, this time at Ross Creek Cen­tre for the Arts near Can­ning.

Each Zone, A Man­tle will host a com­bi­na­tion of paint­ing, sculp­ture, in­flat­a­bles, and pro­jec­tion. The show is on dis­play un­til March 25.

- Oil, en­caus­tic and pas­tel artist Lisa Roos is mak­ing her Nova Sco­tia de­but at The Fire­fly Mak­ery, 29 Queen St. in Bridgetown, dur­ing the month of Fe­bru­ary.

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