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Con­tem­pla­tive Con­cert is sched­uled for June 27 in Wolfville.

The one-hour, late-night med­i­ta­tive im­pro­vi­sa­tion will be pre­sented in the beau­ti­ful res­o­nance of Aca­dia Univer­sity’s Man­ning Chapel. This con­cert will fea­ture Richard Ben­nett on moody key­boards, Corey McBride on mel­low sax­o­phone and Ken Shor­ley on all things per­cus­sive.

The mu­si­cians will be in­ten­tion­ally hid­den from view in or­der to cre­ate a more im­mer­sive lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Join the artists for a jour­ney of mu­si­cal ex­plo­ration. Sug­gested con­tri­bu­tion is $10 ($5 for stu­dents).

The b band per­forms in mul­ti­ple lan­guages and styles, play­ing a va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments. World per­cus­sion­ist Ken Shor­ley also adds to the band.

This sum­mer, Ashk will also per­form at the Mo­saic Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val in Monc­ton, NB and SunFest World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in London, Ont.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the Box of De­lights in Wolfville, or on­line at

Ceme­tery tours are run­ning again this sum­mer at St. Mary’s Angli­can Church in Auburn. The first is set for July 4 and costs $10.

Each tour starts at 8 p.m. Learn about lo­cal his­tory and the peo­ple who lived in Auburn. Par­tic­i­pants will be led by cos­tumed guides through the his­toric ceme­tery learn­ing lo­cal his­tory and meet­ing the oc­ca­sional vis­i­tor.

For more, email ro­barde­coste@ ns.sym­pa­ or call 902-8479847.

On July 2, there’s go­ing to be some metal on dis­play in Avon­dale.

Pre­sented by the Hants County Arts Coun­cil, Ar­ti­sans in Action is a se­ries of pop-up shows and demon­stra­tions show­cases fea­tur­ing Nova Sco­tian artists and ar­ti­sans who fo­cus on his­tor­i­cal trades, crafts, and art forms done in both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary man­ners.

The Avon­dale event will fea­ture demon­stra­tions by metal artists Blair Brown of Be Steel My Art and Michelle Heron Faerie Wire Sculp­ture.

The show runs from noon to 4 p.m. For more, email in­foavon­ or call 902-757-1718.

Set dur­ing the spring of 1918, Noth­ing Less! is a mov­ing tale of an in­trepid band of small town suf­frag­ists (and the men who loved them).

Join the award win­ning Two Planks and a Pas­sion Theatre at Ross Creek Cen­tre for the Arts in Can­ning for the world pre­miere pro­duc­tion of Noth­ing Less! Cowrit­ten by best-selling nov­el­ist Ami McKay and Two Planks Artis­tic Direc­tor Ken Schwartz, the per­for­mance is a celebration of the Cana­dian suf­frag­ists as they fight for women’s rights in 1918.

This year’s fire­side pro­duc­tion is Shake­speare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

For more, email box­of­fice@ two­ or call 902-582-3073 long friend­ship. What is meant to be a re­lax­ing hol­i­day week­end turns into a bat­tle of wits as their pasts catch up with them, the gloves come off and old scores get set­tled in comedic fash­ion.

Di­rected by Ju­nie Hutchin­son, The Long Week­end cast in­cludes Linda Levy Fisk, Mike But­ler, Li­zon Richard and Alan Tup­per.

It runs July 7- 8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 at 7:30 p.m., with mati­nees on July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.

The fea­tured artist this month is Bob­bie Mortensen.

Each sum­mer, Un­com­mon Com­mon Art of­fers two weeks of camp at the Har­riet Irv­ing Botan­i­cal Gar­dens at Aca­dia Univer­sity in Wolfville.

The camp is aimed at chil­dren ages seven to 12 and is lim­ited to 12 par­tic­i­pants each week. Artist and art ed­u­ca­tor Terry Havlis Dra­hos leads campers on an ex­plo­ration of art mak­ing in and about the out­doors.

For more in­for­ma­tion, look through the blog at www.irv­ing­gar­den­camp.tum­, which chron­i­cles the ac­tiv­i­ties of past years and visit http:// un­com­mon­com­monart. com/ sum­mer-camp.html to regis­ter. The cost is $215 and in­cludes all sup­plies. cel­e­brate the Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, which takes place Sept. 22-24. The works will be dis­played from Sept. 10–Oct. 1.

The De­vour Food and Film Fes­ti­val takes place in Wolfville Oct. 25-29. Sub­mis­sions of foodthemed work for a show to be held from Oct. 1–Nov. 5 is cur­rently be­ing sought.

Jack’s Gallery is al­ways look­ing for new work to dis­play. For sub­mis­sion forms go to its Face­book page, Jack’s Gallery in Wolfville, or email jacks­gallery­

Every sum­mer, An­napo­lis Val­ley Re­gional Li­brary staff gear up for the Sum­mer Read­ing Club. This year, the li­brary is proud to present Book Club 150, a sum­mer edi­tion for all ages.

Since 2005, Up­per Cle­ments Parks has been a ma­jor spon­sor of the pro­gram by do­nat­ing free fast passes to young par­tic­i­pants, up to age 16, who com­plete the club ac­tiv­i­ties. Oak­lawn Farm Zoo also of­fers two days in the sum­mer when kids (18 and un­der) get in free with their li­brary card. Adopta-Li­brary has do­nated books and a bike to give away, while the Nova Sco­tia Provin­cial Li­brary and the Nova Sco­tia Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tion have helped pro­vide great cul­tural events.

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