June 7-11 – 5 Days to Identifying Your Unique Learner’s Strengths with Diane Geerlinks. Daily videos, Live, guidebook, and Facebook community. Only $10.
EVENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA
8-29 (Shubenacadie) Wood carving course with Jennifer Marlow Woodcarver. Four Thursdays, July 8-29th at 6pm. Free.
10 (Dartmouth) Pirate Party at Stevens Road United Baptist Church at 2pm. Free. We are celebrating the summer with a Pirate Party! Join us for games, face painting, loot bags, and a lot of fun in our church parking lot! (If it’s raining we will move to our gym inside).
10 (Parrsboro) Outdoor Kid’s Yoga at the Fundy Geological Museum. Call Museum at (902) 254-3814 to register. $5 donation. Please bring a beach towel (or yoga mat) and a water bottle. Meet on the grass by the rocks outside of the Museum after checking in with front desk staff. Children under 12 need to have a parent or guardian present.
10-11 (Halifax) East Coast Kite Festival. Come and Enjoy Fifth annual kite festival at Citadel Hill. It’s a Non-alcoholic, Family and Kids friendly event with FREE ENTRY. Display of big inflatable & small kites over two days by Atlantic Kite Festival Society volunteers and kite fliers. Food trucks and Food Vendors. Over 50 types of kites for purchase or rent to fly. The smallest kite is 24*24cm and biggest kite is 50 feet in diameter.
11 (McNabs Island) Discover McNabs Island: Nature Tour. 10:00-3:30. Departure Location: Eastern Passage: Meet at A&M Sea Charters, 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman’s Cove no later than 9:45 AM. The boat will depart promptly at 10:00 AM and leave the island at 3:30 PM to return to Eastern Passage by 4:00 PM. Join the Friends of McNabs Island for a guided NATURE tour of McNabs Island! Learn about the endangered barn swallows and the osprey that call the island home. Visit McNabs Pond and watch the tide roll in. Stroll along sandy Maugers Beach. Visit the Victorian Gardens that once rivalled the Halifax Public Gardens. Everyone must get their tickets in advance. Tickets are also needed for babies and toddlers under 3, who will travel for free, courtesy of the Friends of McNabs Island. There is NO rain date and there are NO refunds. Cost: $25 (members of the Friends of McNabs Island), $15 (children/youth under 16), $35 (non-members) Babies and toddlers under 3 are free. Tickets on sale via Eventbrite.ca
For more information on this event contact; [email protected] or http://mcnabsisland.ca/contact.
PAST 2021 ONLINE EVENTS
May 1-7 – Towards Higher Summits Québec’s ACPEQ conference. Over 30 workshops and plenary sessions to equip, inform, and encourage you. Whether you’re just starting to build your homeschooling dream, or you already have a solid foundation, this conference is for you. HSLDA will be presenting a session, “Continue without getting discouraged.” $30/person.
May 3-7 – Beginner Sewing Summit. Free virtual sewing classes.
May 17-22 – Free Canadian Curriculum Showcase. Q&As with Canadian curriculum providers and more.
May 25 – Telling the Difficult Story of the Acadians of Pointe Saint-Anne (1692-1759). A free public presentation (on Zoom) by Dr. Chantal Richard of the University of New Brunswick. Event by The Loyalist House & New Brunswick Historical Society.
April 5-9 – The God-Centered Homeschool Online Summit
April 12-16 – Space Week – Astronomy in Action. Four amazing streams that combine to cover the amazing basics of Astronomy from Earth to the ends of the Universe! $5 CAD each.
April 12-16 – Conference for Moms. $19.97. Includes Homeschool Mom Life Binder.
April 12-18 – Online Montessori Conference: Uncovering the Universal Potential of Childhood II. 50+ speakers. Recordings free for 24 hours each day.
April 21 – May 19 – Gardening for Wildlife Course. Offered free by the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
April 24 – HENB Online Homeschool Conference 9 am – 12 pm. Sonya Shafer of Simply Charlotte Mason and Diane Geerlinks from Geerlinks Educational Therapy and the National Institute for Learning Development Canada will be giving 4 main sessions. Also featuring: Curriculum reviews by local homeschool parents, many prizes to be won, special offers, free shipping codes and freebies from over 20 curriculum suppliers. Conference may be viewed until April 30. Sign up by April 23. $10 per family
April 24 – NSHEA Virtual Q&A at Noon. Ask questions, get advice, or offer support. Please register in advance. Only registered attendees will receive a Zoom link. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/201495470588262
April 26 – May 1 Exceptional Grace Conference Explore the various mountains which learners may have to climb, including but not limited to social, environmental, learning, and mental challenges. The cost is $30. Attendees will have access to 28 conference sessions throughout the week.
April 27 – Attitude Adjustment 101: 3 Tips to Encourage Bad Behavior Free Masterclass at 9pm Atlantic Time. Put on by Kerry Beck of How to Homeschool My Child.
April 30 to May 5 – iNaturalist City Nature Challenge 2021.
January 16 – Success in Teaching Writing: A Special Education Writing Conference presented by IEW. Noon-5:30pm Atlantic Time. Free conference. Includes a student writing workshop for your child.
PAST 2020 ONLINE EVENTS
December 1-20 – Virtual Victorian Christmas hosted by the Halifax Citadel. Join us in sharing memories and your #VictorianChristmas #CraftsAtHome by posting pictures, and take part in virtual activities that will be offered on this event page.
December 7 (SOLD OUT) – Evolution of the Oxford Sinkhole hosted by Nova Scotia Institute of Science at 7:30pm online. Free tickets via Eventbrite. The Oxford Sinkhole began as a slight depression only a few 10s of centimeters wide. In a matter of days, the hole grew to over 40 meters in diameter, swallowing trees, picnic tables and anything else in its path. Aerial imagery of the region shows a distinct band of ponds and lakes that reflect an underlying sinkhole laden terrain. Mapping the characteristics of the sinkhole belt is critical to understanding the associated risks to the public and infrastructure.
December 10 – Virtual Planetarium: The Great Conjunction by Glastonbury Planetarium on Facebook Live at 8pm. Astronomers use the word conjunction to describe meetings of planets and other objects on our sky’s dome. Jupiter and Saturn, the Solar System’s biggest planets, will meet up for a great conjunction in December. Learn about this special event that occurs once every 20 years. We’ll also take a look at the stars and objects of the winter sky.
November 6 – Lawrence Hill in Conversation with Natasha Henry at 7pm. Lawrence Hill is the author of The Book of Negroes and he will share insight on his current project, a novel about the little-known story of African-American soldiers who built the Alaska Highway in British Columbia and the Yukon during WWII. Hill will be joined in conversation by Natasha Henry, President of the Ontario Black History Society, to discuss the Black diaspora in Canada, contributions of Black Canadians and African Americans in times of war, and his experiences with writing about Black history in Canada. Presented by The Museums of Mississauga in partnership with the Mississauga Library.
November 17 & 19 – Course Description Workshop with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar at 5pm Atlantic Time. Get help to create homeschool records for your child in this free workshop.
September 1-5 – Homeschooling for Newbies in Canada. This workshop will be delivered via a private Facebook group and will include both live and prerecorded videos delivered over a span of 5 days with daily live Q&As. Includes prizes and gifts! Hosted by Maple Tree Publications and available for you to watch or rewatch for as long as you stay a member of the exclusive Facebook group.
September 15 – Youth and the Environment at 6pm. Youth age 13-24 can learn about HalifACT – the municipality’s climate plan – and how youth can help make positive changes. This session will be facilitated by Energy and Environment staff and Youth Section Community Developer. Email [email protected] to register.
September 20 – Virtual Open Farm Day. Click here to see a map of participating farms across Nova Scotia.
October 7 – Virtual Tour: African Safari at 7-8pm. Join expert guide and photographer Munya on a virtual Safari. He will introduce you to Hwange National Park and Zimbabwe. Free. Tips appreciated.
October 12-17 – Nocturne 2020: Echolocation. Nocturne is online this year.
October 18 – Perfecting Your Shakespearean Monologue Workshop. If you have a 16 and up thespian on your hands, check out this online workshop at 1-3pm. Free workshop hosted by The Ruby Project – Accessible Theatre.
October 24 – The Saturday Seminar on Home Education with Dr. Gordon Neufeld and Tamara Strijack. 1-8pm Atlantic Time. If home education is being considered as an option, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to become more fully informed as to how to think about it as well as how to go about it should you decide to give this alternative a try. Cost: $90. Registration closes October 22.
August 11 & 13 – Click here for the free, live Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child workshop coming up August 11 and 13, 2020. Hosted by Lee Binz, The HomeScholar.
August 15 – NSHEA Virtual Q&A online at 2pm. Click on the link to register and receive Zoom login details.
August 19-21 – Let’s Talk 2e Online Conference for Parents. Free conference for parents of gifted kids with learning differences all over the world.
August 22 – Halifax Costume Academy 1-5pm. Sign up for EACH individual class through the Halifax Public Library website and a link to each class will be emailed to you here:
https://halifax.bibliocommons.com/events/5f219b75b497ab74004a3ffePlease note: YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR EVERY CLASS YOU WANT TO GO TO. This means if you want to attend all four classes, you must sign up for each one individually.
August 24-28 – Homeschool Super Heroes Week It’s a free live online event: five days and 60+ video sessions. Get help from 30 veteran homeschoolers who are (or have been) in the trenches with homeschooling, cleaning, cooking.
August 24-28 – 2020 NOT Back to School Summit with live sessions at 11am, 2pm, and 5pm daily. This is put on by HECOA in the U.S. but there is much homeschool info and support that is universal, regardless of where you live.
August 25 – Pandemic Plan for Homeschooling High School with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar at 5pm Atlantic Time. Free class. Please note that some info. will be US-specific but much will be relevant to us here in Nova Scotia.
August 25 – Scholarship & Grant Opportunities for Students with Disabilities – free online session at 7pm. Don’t forget to click to reserve a spot on the Facebook Event. Please note that this isn’t homeschool specific but there should still be plenty of information also relevant to homeschoolers.
August 27 – Homeschooling: Getting Started hosted by the Truro Library at 3-4pm. Presented by Desirée Jans, a part-time academic at Dalhousie University, Branch Manager at the Tatamagouche Library, and veteran homeschooler. Please email [email protected] to register, and they’ll send you a confirmation and Zoom login details.
August 28 – The Canadian Homeschooler Facebook Party at 9pm Atlantic. Join in for prizes, offers, and coupons for homeschoolers.
July 31-Aug 2 – The Possibility Mom Conference. How to follow your dreams and still be there for your family, and more.
July 13-17 – Homeschooling for Newbies in Canada by Maple Tree Publications. If you’ve recently jumped onto the homeschool bandwagon – for the next little while or for good – or you are being that helpful voice for a friend that is looking to homeschool, check it out.
July 14 & 16 – College Applications Simply Explained by Lee Binz, The HomeScholar. This is US based, so especially relevant if your child is considering a US university.
April 6 – June 28 – The Globe Theatre will be streaming free Shakespeare plays, starting with Hamlet April 6-19.
May 1-3 – Circus Weekend at Neptune Theatre online.
May 4-8 – HEMS Online Home Education Conference with speakers such as Andrew Pudewa, Dr. Jay Wile, and Todd Wilson. $10. Live and pre-recorded sessions available during the conference week only.
May 7 – Making Sense of Resilience: Special Edition. Runs Wednesdays for 6 weeks. Emotion, long dismissed as a nuisance factor, is now confirmed to be at the core of development and well-being. During these uncertain times when so much focus is on our physical health, a key question is how we weather the emotional storms that are part and parcel of the pandemic experience. Whether facing everyday difficulties, or challenges such as the current crisis, the resilience response is a critical player in the alchemy of healing, transformation, and recovery. During this special edition of the Resilience course, we will focus on the conditions needed in this unprecedented time to restore emotional health for ourselves and our loved ones. $125 US.
May 7 – Parenting in a Pandemic Q&A Panel with Dr. Gordon Neufeld at 11pm. Free.
May 8 – What is Cohousing? Info session from 8:30-10pm. Learn all about Treehouse Village – an environmentally friendly, multi-age cohousing village coming to Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
May 12 & 14 – Time to Think About Grades, Credits & Transcripts with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar. Procrastinating on making your child’s #homeschool transcript? Get started with this free workshop May 12 & 14!
May 26 – Planning High School Courses Workshop with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar. Learn which classes you need to teach in your homeschool high school and how to cover them in this free, live class May 26.
April 6-10 – Homeschool Parenting Online Summit – a free Christian conference with speakers such as Davis and Rachael Carmen, Hal and Melanie Young, Todd Wilson, and Israel Wayne.
April 14 – 18 – Canadian Homeschool Symposium – Live online workshops with Andrew Pudewa, Israel Wayne, and more!
April 14 & 16 – Spring into Transcripts. Get started on your child’s transcript with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar. Free workshops at 5pm Atlantic.
March 2-6 – The Homeschool Teaching Online Summit. Free Christian online conference.
March 3 & 5 – Homeschooling High School Sofa Summit. Live workshops put on by Dual Credit at Home.
March 17 & 19 – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School at 5pm each day. Free workshop with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar.
March 23-27 – Homebound Online Conference with speakers such as Susan Wise Bauer and Julie Bogart! Absolutely free.
March 28 – Classical Conversations Information Meeting at 7-9pm AT with the Support Representative for Ottawa and Eastern Canada. Find out how a Classical Conversations Homeschool Community can help strengthen your family in their faith, simplify your homeschool and give the support you need. Programs starting from K-12. CC is in 41 Countries around the world and is growing throughout Canada, with customized Canadian and International content.
March 30 – Essay on Demand: How to Prepare for College Entrance Exams at 5pm Atlantic with Lee Binz (The HomeScholar) and Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing).
January 14 & 16: Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child – Attend this free, one-hour webinar with The HomeScholar to create a transcript for any child. Tuesday at 9pm or Thursday at 5pm.
January 23-27: Happy Family Conference – Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids. Free conference with 25 expert interviews. Get practical tools to make everyday family life easier.
PAST 2021 EVENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA
28-30 (Halifax) 2021 Celebration of Nature – Symposium & Hike Weekend hosted by Nova Scotia Young Naturalists Club, Nature Nova Scotia and Halifax Field Naturalists.Friday evening will be dedicated to a welcoming social, with Saturday and Sunday focused on natural history-themed presentations and guided hikes to destinations throughout the HRM. Stay tuned for more details!
18 (Dartmouth) Making Beeswax Wraps at LifeSchoolHouse. 315 Portland Street. Admission by barter.
24 (Lower Sackville) CANCELLED Acadia Park Cleanup. 9am-noon Rain date May 1st.
24 (Glace Bay) CANCELLED Tower Road Community Cleanup. Starts at the Tower Road Fire Department. 11am-2pm.
30 & May 1 (Halifax) Spring Open Studio Series. Kinetic Studio’s 2020-2021 season continues with the Spring Open Studio Series, an evening bringing together an exciting selection of dynamic and innovative work from local & out-of-town contemporary dance artists. To be held at the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
PAST 2020 EVENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA
12 (Halifax) Evergreen Holiday Ride at the Hydrostone Market at 1pm. To help celebrate the holiday season the Halifax Cycling Coalition will be leading a family-friendly bike ride to the Evergreen Festival on Saturday, December 12th between 1pm and 3pm. We will meet at the park in the Hydrostone Market, ride downtown, stop at some of the participating businesses and activities, and end on the Halifax Waterfront. We will be posting the route closer to the event date – stay tuned. We will use quiet residential streets and/or bike lanes wherever possible. If there is significant rain or snowfall on the day of the ride, our rain/snow date is Sunday, December 13th from 1pm – 3pm.
Fall 2020 Art Classes at Studio Rath: Art classes (8 weeks) starting the third week of October with the addition of COVID protocols, such as only teaching 2 at a time (for social distancing) and mask wearing by both students and instructor. Pick a day, a time, and a type of class you are interested in then contact Laura. (Monday at 4 is already full)
12 & 13 (Halifax) East Coast Kite Festival 10am – 7pm on Citadel Hill. What to Expect at the event :
– Display of big inflatable & small kites over two days by Atlantic Kite Festival Society volunteers and kite fliers.
– Food trucks and Food Vendors.
– Bouncing Castles, Face Painting and Kite workshops.
– Over 70 types of kites for purchase or rent to fly. Our smallest kite is 24*24cm and biggest kite has 50 feet of diameter.
– Come and see various kites like Ring, Frog, Panda, Bear, Octopus, Jellyfish, Cat, Tiger, Flower, Duck, Gold Fish, Whale, Heart, Turtle, Rainbow and many more.
14 – Coyote Classroom Nature Program Registration Deadline. A school alternative for free-range kids. Wednesdays, September 16-October 21, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Black Rock Community Trails. Cost: $245 per child.
23 (Dartmouth) Homeschool Meetup at Get Air. 1-3pm. Initial meetup with plan to arrange recurring meetups.
26 (Halifax) Youth Conservation Action with the Nature Guardians – Nature Guardians is a program for 10-14 year olds, no parent or guardian required on once-a-month field trip. Explore interesting natural spaces around NS and learn about the awesome natural history this province has to offer!
27 (Halifax) Young Naturalists First Get-Together of the Fall. Details TBA. Before you attend your first YNC event of the year, please register your family and pay the member fee. This fee will supports work to maintain and grow the YNC, including all Chapters across the province.
22 (Halifax) Homeschool Session at the Discovery Centre.
We’re Wheely Moving – 5-7-years, 10:30-11:15 am and 1:30-2:15 pm. Explore the natural forces of motion teamed with a simple machine essential for rolling. We’re Wheely Moving challenges you to complete engineering tasks. This workshop about relative motion encourages you to think about design and purpose.
Cast the Past – 8-12-years, 10:30-11:15 am and 1:30-2:15 pm
Prepare to travel through time by revealing the hidden secrets of the past with the discovery of fossils. Learn the process of fossilization and the role weathering and erosion plays in mineralization. You will make your own casts of real fossils to take home.
To register, go to https://thediscoverycentre.ca/home-school/ and click Register Today.
9 (Halifax) East Coast Block Party 12-4pm every Sunday at the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. Live & Recorded DJ Streams & Mixes Pop-Up Event, IN PERSON, @ The Salt Yard Stage. You’ve been treated to many LIVE STREAMS since April, come join Dj’s OKAY TK, Dj IV, R$ $mooth, Dj Night Train, Mo Bounce & MORE Special Guests LIVE IN PERSON providing the soundtrack to this family friendly event every Sunday from Noon – 4pm ** KIDS own the stage from Noon – 12:30pm every week! **
15 (Lake Echo) Homeschooling Second Hand Sale organized by HEMS. 10am-2pm at 6 Brian Andrew Street. Rent a table for $10. Tables will be provided but sellers must bring their own lawn chair (if desired). There will be no electricity provided. Table registrations can be sent via electronic payment to [email protected]
15 (West Hants) – Butterfly Release in a field of sunflowers at Dakeyne Farm. All day event – appointment required. To Find out more.. or to order a butterfly or two…and book your release time visit DakeyneFarm.com/butterfly-release or email [email protected]
16 (Halifax) East Coast Block Party 12-4pm every Sunday at the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. Live & Recorded DJ Streams & Mixes Pop-Up Event, IN PERSON, @ The Salt Yard Stage. You’ve been treated to many LIVE STREAMS since April, come join Dj’s OKAY TK, Dj IV, R$ $mooth, Dj Night Train, Mo Bounce & MORE Special Guests LIVE IN PERSON providing the soundtrack to this family friendly event every Sunday from Noon – 4pm ** KIDS own the stage from Noon – 12:30pm every week! **
22 (Halifax) Homeschool Informational Tea with Kimberly Charron, Homeschool Coach at 2pm at Fort Needham Park Playground in North End Halifax! Bring a blanket to sit on to make it easy to space out and social distance. And your own travel mug for the iced tea. The playground area is #17 here on the map: https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/parks-trails-gardens/parks-outdoor-spaces/fort-needham-memorial-park
23 (Halifax) East Coast Block Party 12-4pm every Sunday at the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. Live & Recorded DJ Streams & Mixes Pop-Up Event, IN PERSON, @ The Salt Yard Stage. You’ve been treated to many LIVE STREAMS since April, come join Dj’s OKAY TK, Dj IV, R$ $mooth, Dj Night Train, Mo Bounce & MORE Special Guests LIVE IN PERSON providing the soundtrack to this family friendly event every Sunday from Noon – 4pm ** KIDS own the stage from Noon – 12:30pm every week! **
28 (Bedford) Movies in the Park at 123 Gary Martin Dr at 8:30pm for A Series of Unfortunate Events.
30 (Halifax) Freaky Friday Outdoor Field Movie at École du Sommet at 8:30pm. Hosted by Pop Up Cinema. Join us for an open-air, outdoor movie in a field under the stars! Showing Disney’s Freaky Friday.
29 (Halifax) Michael Jackson’s Birthday Tribute at Sackville Landing 8-10pm. Family friendly. Free.
29-30 (Spryfield) Greystone Youth Basketball Camp by The Tunnel Vision Association. Free for ballers of all genders, skill levels and abilities living in Greystone age 10-17. 10:00 am – 3:30pm(both days) at the Greystone outdoor basketball court. Lunch will be provided. Limit of 25 children.
30 (Halifax) East Coast Block Party 12-4pm every Sunday at the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. Live & Recorded DJ Streams & Mixes Pop-Up Event, IN PERSON, @ The Salt Yard Stage. You’ve been treated to many LIVE STREAMS since April, come join Dj’s OKAY TK, Dj IV, R$ $mooth, Dj Night Train, Mo Bounce & MORE Special Guests LIVE IN PERSON providing the soundtrack to this family friendly event every Sunday from Noon – 4pm ** KIDS own the stage from Noon – 12:30pm every week! **
31 (Kentville) Coyote Classroom registration deadline. For ages 7-11. A school alternative for free-range kids Wednesdays, September 16-October 21 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Black Rock Community Trails. Cost: $245 per child. Only 8 spaces, 2 facilitators! A 6-session forest school approach that honours the whole child and fosters community among all involved. We will establish a rhythm together with the children that encourages curiosity and fun, play and imagination, exploration and movement, awareness and care for the natural world, personal and group awareness, and self-sufficiency. We foster these attributes through a set of core routines and nature based challenges. Sessions will be co-led by Judy Lipp and Emily LeGrand. Email [email protected] for more info.
5 (Bedford) Homeschooler Art with Kim Floyd starts. For ages 4-10, Wednesdays 11am-noon for 4 weeks. $85. Register with your $40 deposit by contacting [email protected]
12 (Spryfield) Tinkering Club at 3:15pm. Geared towards ages 6ish-10 (sidekicks are most welcome). We have plenty of things to tinker with, but feel free to bring some stuff too if you’d like. Contact Kelly Briggs in the Comedy of Errors Facebook group for more information.
17 (Halifax) Heritage Day at the Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from 10am-5pm. Art and activities. Admission is free.
17 (Halifax) Heritage Day at the Museum of Natural History. Free admission 9am to 5pm.
17 (Dartmouth) Meet Your Farmer on Heritage Day. Come to Cole Harbour Place and connect with farmers from across Nova Scotia! Enjoy a smoothie, taste test apple varieties, hear a story and pull up chair to speak one-on-one with an NS farmer!
23 (Halifax) Taking Steps to Fly – Young Dance Choreographer’s Showcase at 7pm at Dalhousie University Student Union Building in the McInnis Room. Come support emerging choreographers in the community. $15 for adults, $5 for students & seniors.
27 (Lower Sackville) Sackville Community Arena Free Public Skate at 10am. Helmets are mandatory and they ask that children are not left unattended.
29 (Halifax) Celebration of Creation – Community Art Show at 1129 Sackville Drive. A community art & talent show for encouraging the artist in all of us. Every medium & skill level accepted. This event is FREE and for all ages. To learn more or to be part of the show contact Amanda Ingram by emailing: [email protected]
29 (Halifax) Kids’ Capoeira Classes by Capoeira Group Dende at Citadel High Community Center from noon-1pm. For kids age 6-9. Cost: $84 for all 7 classes, or pay what you can. Proceeds support youth programs in Brazil.
29 (Dartmouth) Nautical Embroidery Workshop at Trainyard General Store from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Do you have the itch to stitch? Thinking of trying embroidery but are unsure how to start? Join Hook, Line & Tinker and The Trainyard General Store for an introductory workshop! Take your pick from one of two nautical themed designs (“Release the Kraken” or “Industrious Octopus”) and stitch along while learning introductory embroidery stitches. You’ll have all the know-how and materials you need to finish your masterpiece at home. We’ll also talk hoops, floss, needles, and ways to display your finished hoop. $55 per person, all materials included.
29 (Halifax) Leap Year Contra Dance at All Nations Church on Robie Street.
– Quick orientation for beginners at 7:30 pm sharp.
– Beginner-oriented dancing goes 7:30 – 8:45pm
– More advanced dancing 8:45 – 10:30 pm.
Admission for dancers is $10, and $8 or less for small budgets. Kids, families and non-dancers enter by donation. As always, all are welcome at our dances: Beginners & experienced dancers, all ages, all genders. Even non-dancers are welcome – come hang out in the cozy lounge, bring your knitting or school work and enjoy the live music and a free cup of tea.
14 (Halifax) A History of the Mi’kmaq Peoples to the Water and Land in Mi’kma’ki at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 7 pm. Cheryl will help navigate the history of the Mi’kmaq peoples to the water and land in Mi’kma’ki by focusing on both her legal and political background and as a daughter of a great chief. She will discuss, treaties, spiritual role of women as Matriarchs and the modern fight of Indigenous women on the water as protectors, rights holders and harvesters.
14 (Stellarton) LEGO® Builders Club begins – runs Tuesdays from 3 to 4 pm at the Museum of Industry. Explore new ideas, meet new friends or bring a friend. Play on the Kids’ train afterwards. No registration required. Free Admission.
15 (Spryfield) Tinkering Club at 3:15pm. Geared towards ages 6ish-10 (sidekicks are most welcome). We have plenty of things to tinker with, but feel free to bring some stuff too if you’d like. Contact Kelly Briggs in the Comedy of Errors Facebook group for more information.
16 (Sackville) Sackville Community Arena Free Skate at 10am every Thursday. Free public skate.
18 (Dartmouth) Junior Chefs: Fresh Pasta at Kitchen Door from 2-4pm. In this class, your Junior Chef will learn all the tips for making fresh pasta dough – leave the boxed stuff behind! In addition, the secrets to making the tastiest (and easiest) authentic Marinara sauce will be shared. This class is strictly for children aged between 9-15.
18-19 (New Ross) Tatting Demonstration at Ross Farm Museum. Chat with interpreters as they demonstrate the beautiful art of both needle and shuttle tatting.
21 (Halifax) Fisheries: Photographing Fisheries in Mexico and Canada at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 7pm. Sylvia Calatayud began photographing fisheries in her native Mexico in 1988. Her first experience was on the coast of Baja California with the yellowfin tuna fisheries, when she was working as a photojournalist on the border with the USA. This experience led to a 9 year project that took her to different oceans, from the Pacific to the North Atlantic, and the Caribbean, photographing the different ways of fishing a wide variety of species.
23 (Sackville) Sackville Community Arena Free Skate at 10am every Thursday. Free public skate.
25 (Halifax) Speed Cubing at the Discovery Centre 10:30am-4:30pm. Come into the Discovery Centre to meet Graeme Watt, a 16-year-old Haligonian speed-cuber! He’ll be showing off some his skills with various cubes and working hard to create a piece of art on the mosaic wall in the Beyond Rubik’s Cube featured exhibit.
25-26 (New Ross) Toboggan Making Demonstration at Ross Farm Museum. Interpreters will be demonstrating how to make a wooden toboggan.
26 (Bedford) Laser Triggered Rubber Band Shooter at Halifax Makerspace from 2-4pm. Learn to make a laser-triggered rubber band shooter with Arduino! Ages 13+. No experience necessary. And it’s free!
28 (Halifax) The Mary Celeste and Sherlock Holmes at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 7 pm. The legend of the Mary Celeste was born in December 1872, when the ship was found adrift and empty in the North Atlantic near the Spanish Azores. Eleven years after the ship’s ill-fated voyage, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned a short story about the Mary Celeste titled “J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement.” In this illustrated presentation, JoAnn Alberstat, co-editor of the literary journal Canadian Holmes, shows how Doyle helped create the Mary Celeste legend and how the “ghost ship” put him on the path to fame and literary success.
30 (Sackville) Sackville Community Arena Free Skate at 10am every Thursday. Free public skate.
PAST 2019 EVENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA
6 (Shearwater) Navy League Cadets – Cadet Corps Bidwell at Hampton Grey School, 6:30-9pm.
15 (Wolfville) Chantal Peng pianist performs at the KC Irving Centre, Acadia University, 2:30-3:30pm. Free admission.
17 (Halifax) Nelson Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Registration Night & In Routine at 2111 Upper Water Street, 6:30-9pm. Sea Cadets is a free program for ages 12-18.
23 (Cole Harbour) September Hike: Salt Marsh Trail – meet at 9:40 by the trail sign, have a shared snack, and then take off for a beautiful hike along the salt marsh trail. Bring a lunch and we can picnic before we leave. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
24 (Halifax) Clay and Sculpture Course at 4Cats Art Studio (on Oxford St). 8-14 yrs old. 10 weeks starting Tuesday Sept 24, 2-3pm, $199/child. Organized in The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
25 (Dartmouth) THR!VE Fall Fantasy for grades 3-6, 9:00am-2:00pm at Woodlawn United Church’s Heritage Centre. $75/day or the entire Fantasy Five series for $350 (healthy lunches included).
26 (Dartmouth) Math circles – Fall sessions at the Dartmouth North Community centre. Math circles is a program hosted by Dalhousie. There are two classes, Elementary from 10 to 11 and Junior/Senior from 11 to 12. There will be a small fee.First session: Monday 26 October. Second session: Monday 18 November. Organized in The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
8 (Halifax) Bike-in Movie at the Emera Oval on the Commons, 8-11pm. Showing Breaking Away, a film from 1979, which follows a young man from a small American town who is obsessed with the Italian cycling team. Film begins at 9pm with activities planned from 8pm – 9pm. A Bike Week event organized by Halifax Cycling Coalition.
14 (Wolfville) Track and Field day in the Valley, 9:30-2:30 pm. To be held at the Acadia University track. The kids will participate in multiple events and receive ribbons at the end. Fun for all ages and levels, no experience required. There will be a small fee per family for participation. Join The Comedy of Errors Facebook group for more details and to register.
14 (Dartmouth) Teen Book Club at the Cole Harbour Public Library from 12:30-2pm. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
2-4 (Halifax) Votive Dance presents “Home.” Enjoy jazz dancing to the music of Duke Ellington and and dance depicting Irish history. Artist talk back included after the performance on Friday. Tickets available through Ticket Halifax. $20 General, $15 Student/Senior/Artist.
3-4 (Halifax) HEMS Homeschool Conference at Halifax Christian Academy. Family registration: before January 31st=$45, before March 15=$50. At the door=$55 (cash only).
4 (Dartmouth) Cat Yoga at Bide Awhile. $20.
14 (HRM) Math Circles – watch The Comedy of Errors Facebook group for more information.
14 (Halifax) Homeschool Swap Meet at the Tantallon Public Library. Bring your used homeschooling materials on Tuesday May 14th from 2pm-4pm, and Saturday May 18 from 2pm-4pm. We are treating this like a “closed program” only open to you and those you invite. As such we are comfortable with you paying money for items rather than trading if you wish. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
17 (Halifax) Brundibár Children’s Opera School Show at Dalhousie Arts Centre’s Sir James Dunn Theatre at 10:30am. Recommended for Grades 3-8. Brundibár is an opera written for children and performed at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. $8 each. Email [email protected] with numbers of tickets required.
18 (Sackville) Backyard Birding at the Sackville Library from 10:30am-Noon. The Nova Scotia Bird Society will give a presentation and a short walk (weather permitting).
18 (Halifax) Homeschool Swap Meet at the Tantallon Public Library. Bring your used homeschooling materials on Tuesday May 14th from 2pm-4pm, and Saturday May 18 from 2pm-4pm. We are treating this like a “closed program” only open to you and those you invite. As such we are comfortable with you paying money for items rather than trading if you wish. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
29 (Dartmouth) Canadian Blood Services Tour Learn about the basics of blood and tour the Canadian Blood Services state-of-the-art production and distribution facility. Max 25 kids (elementary to jr high). Chaperones allowed. Free of charge. Register in advance. Organized by The Comedy of Errors on Facebook.
5 (Dartmouth) Teen Book Club at the Cole Harbour Public Library, 1:30pm. Organized by the Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
6 (Halifax) Teachers Learning Code: Python Programming for Educators at Volta in the Maritime Centre. 10am-4pm. Hosted by Canada Learning Code. Learn essential programming theory, practice programming exercises, and create your own interactive program. Grab your free ticket by April 6 at 9am.
9 (Halifax/online) Police Horse Retirement Ceremony at the Grand Parade at 2pm. Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais will join past and current Mounted Unit officers to host a retirement ceremony for police horse “Duty Sergeant”, affectionately known as “Sarge”. The media and public are invited to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will also be live-streamed on HRP’s Facebook page – click above.
10 (Halifax) Halifax Parks and Recreation Registration begins at 10am.
16 (Tantallon) Math Circles at Tantallon library. Younger kids (grades 2-6) meet from 2-3:00, and older kids (grades 7+) meet from 3-4:00. Join The Comedy of Errors on Facebook for more information and to sign up.
17 (Dartmouth) Homeschool Art Classes with Laurel Rath. Starts today and continues every Wednesday afternoon for homeschoolers ages 6-12. Choose from 1:30pm or 3:30pm classes. Space still available. You may start on April 24th as well. Call 902 223 3032 or visit the link above.
19-21 (Halifax) Spring Geequinox at the Halifax Forum. Weekend Pass: $15. Saturday or Sunday: $10. Gaming, cosplay, comics, art.
20 (Dartmouth) Easter Hunt at MicMac Mall. One hour, starting at 9am/10am/11am/12pm/1pm. $5 per child.
20 (Fall River) Vegetorium Country Farm Market Easter Egg Hunt at the Gordon R Snow Community Centre at 10am. Rain date is the 21st.
20-21 (Hammonds Plains) Hatfield Farm Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 10:30am and 1:30pm.
22 (Halifax) Jazz Drop-in Class for Teens and Adults at 7pm at Neptune Theatre. Pay what you can. Cynthia Vokey (whom I personally know and love) will be teaching. Click on the link above to register. Part of their National Dance Week celebration.
22 (Halifax) Earth Day at the Discovery Centre, 10am-5pm. General admission applies.
23 (Dartmouth) Family Earth Day Event at Fairbanks Centre, Shubie Park from 6:30-8:30pm. Indoor and outdoor activities.
25 (Dartmouth) Adult Rughooking and Creativity as a Source of Wellness for Homeschool Parents at the Alderney Gate Public Library from 5:45-8:45pm. Organized by the Comedy of Errors Facebook group. Cost: $75. Deadline to register: April 10.
25 (Dartmouth) Homeschool cooking class at Braemar Superstore from 1:30-3:30pm. This month we will be discovering Russia. The kids will be making Beef Stroganoff and a Blini (wheat pancake filled with either jam or chocolate syrup). The cost is $14 each. Join The Comedy of Errors on Facebook to participate.
26 (Halifax) Musical Theatre Dance: Breath, Body, and Presence at Neptune Theatre, 7-9pm. $20 + HST for teens age 14-18. In this 2-hour workshop, we will dive into musical theatre dance styles that ignite relationship and dynamic storytelling. With an emphasis on breath and grounding the movement into the floor, we will explore and create choreography that is authentic, dynamic, and fun! Class is followed by a dance party! Workshop takes place in the Neptune Theatre Studios located off the Scotiabank Stage Entrance. Limit 12 participants. Register at the link above.
27 (Halifax) Feis an Duin at Citadel High. A Fèis is a Gaelic festival that consists of classes in Gaelic language, song, dance and music. Again this year, Fèis An Dùin will be open to anyone in the community who has an interest in things Gaelic – language, music, dance, or culture. Morning classes will be held at the beginner and intermediate levels but all levels are welcome.
9:15 – 9:45 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Gaelic
11:00 – 11:15 Break!
11: 30 – 12:30 Gaelic
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch (will be provided)
1:20 – 2:20 Class 1
2:30 – 3:30 Class 2
3:30 – A square set together to end off our day!
Please fill in the following registration form and send it to Beth Anne MacEachen at [email protected] Or use this handy online form:
27 (Dartmouth) Open Public Rehearsal of Down the Line at the Leica Hardy School of Dance, 4-6pm. Entry by donation. KiDanCo, the resident pre-professional company for emerging dance artists at the Leica Hardy School of Dance is pleased to welcome Nostos Collectives Dance as professional company in residence at the studio. The two companies will host an open public rehearsal of their joint creation.
27 (Halifax) Town Hall on Public Education in the Don MacNeil Room, Rosaria Student Centre at Mount Saint Vincent University, 2-4pm. Organized by Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education and Educators for Social Justice. A panel of education specialists will be on hand to respond to questions and comments from the audience.
29 (Halifax) Belly Dancing and Musical Theatre Drop-in Class for Teens and Adults at 6:15pm at Neptune Theatre. $15 for both classes. Click on the link above to register. Part of their National Dance Week celebration.
1 (Halifax) Homeschoolers Halifax Club weekly on the 2nd floor Children’s Play Area at the Halifax Public Library at 1pm. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
4 (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
5 (Windsor) Homeschool Puppet Jams at 1-3pm at the Mermaid Theatre for ages 6-16. Participants create their own puppet using common, everyday items. Each session will explore a different theme, spending half the session building puppets, and moving on to learn how the puppets will come to life, through manipulation and play. Feb 5th – March 5th – May 8th – June 4th. Cost: $15.00(+HST) Drop In. Reserve all 4 Sessions and pay $12.00(+HST) Per Session.
7-11 (Halifax) She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition dramatic comedy at Neptune Theatre. Performed by the Young Actors Company. Enjoy homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture. Tickets: bit.ly/NeptuneYAC
8 (Halifax) Homeschoolers Halifax Club weekly on the 2nd floor Children’s Play Area at the Halifax Public Library at 1pm. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
11 (Halifax) Halifax Brain Repair Centre: Who We Are and What We Do at Life Sciences Research Centre Atrium, 1344 Summer St, 7-9pm.
11 (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
12 (Halifax) HEBB Memorial Lecture: Margaret Livingstone, Harvard Medical School in Room C238 Life Sciences Centre, 1355 Oxford St., 11:30am-1pm.
14 (Halifax) Brain Fair – free student and family event with hands-on neuroscience activities for all ages in the Life Sciences Research Centre Atrium, 1344 Summer Street, 10am-2pm.
15 (Dartmouth) Teen Book Club at the Cole Harbour Public Library, 1:30pm. Organized by the Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
15 (Halifax) Homeschoolers Halifax Club weekly on the 2nd floor Children’s Play Area at the Halifax Public Library at 1pm. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
15 (Dartmouth) Teen Book Club at the Cole Harbour Public Library at 1:30pm. This month’s book is Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
16 (Halifax) Hands-on Brains at the Discovery Centre, hands-on fun and learning 10am-2pm. Regular admission applies.
16 (Halifax) Free Capoeira Class at the Halifax North Library from 2-4pm. Capoeira is an afro-brazilian martial art-acrobatic-dance.
18 (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
19 (Dartmouth) Math Circles – Elementary at the Dartmouth North Community Centre, 11:30am. Hosted by Dalhousie and organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
19 (Dartmouth) Math Circles – Junior & Senior High at the Dartmouth North Community Centre, 12:30-1:30pm. Hosted by Dalhousie and organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
21 (Dartmouth) Underground Dartmouth: Finding Fort Clarence at 7:30pm at Alderney Gate Library. A passionate archaeological advocate, David Jones will deliver an exciting presentation on the buried history of Fort Clarence (underneath the former Imperial Oil Dartmouth Refinery). This talk is an enhanced and updated version of a previous presentation made to Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia. Arranged by Heritage Trust Nova Scotia.
22 (Halifax) Homeschoolers Halifax Club weekly on the 2nd floor Children’s Play Area at the Halifax Public Library at 1pm. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
23 (Dartmouth) HEMS Homeschool Project Fair, 9:30am-1pm at Cole Harbour Public Library. $5 per participating student. Projects from any combination of subject areas are welcome. Students in grades 4-12 who present a project about Canadian Heritage may be eligible to go on to participate in the Provincial Heritage Fair in the spring.
25 (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
27 (Halifax) Track and Field Try it Out at the Canada Games Centre from 9:30-11:30am. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
29 (Halifax) Homeschoolers Halifax Club weekly on the 2nd floor Children’s Play Area at the Halifax Public Library at 1pm. The cost will be $11 per child with a max of $33 per family. There will be a maximum of 15 kids for each age group (6-9 and 10-teen). Payment in advance is required to reserve your spot. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
30 (Bedford) Free Try Tennis Girls Event for ages 7-13 at Atlantic Tennis Centre, 4-6pm. Pre-register by emailing [email protected] with name, age, and experience.
2 (Halifax) Lunar New Year Celebration at Pier 21, 10am-3pm. Celebrate the Year of the Pig and Japanese, Chinese, and Philipino culture. Music, dance, tours in Mandarin, and hands-on activities.
4 (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
11 (Halifax) (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
15 (Dartmouth) Teen Book Club at Cole Harbour Public Library, 1:30pm. For teens 13+. This month’s book is Watership Down. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
16 (Halifax) Contra Dance, 6:30-10:30pm at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. First hour is kid-oriented, family friendly dancing. Organized by Halifax Contra Dances. Contact [email protected] for more info.
17 (Halifax) Alice The Ballet at the Spatz Theatre 1pm and 4pm.
18 (Sydney) YMCA Family Day Event. Activities for the whole family 9:30am-3:30pm.
19 (Upper Tantallon) Math Circles at Tantallon Public Library. Grades 2-6 from 2-3pm and Grades 7+ from 3-4pm. Theme is JURY DUTY: A crime has been committed! By exploring various areas of mathematics, such as logic, graph theory, cryptography and more, we will see if we can put the guilty party behind bars! Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
20 Pier 21 Field Trip at 11am at the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Parents are free. Admission is $8 per child which includes the tour and workshop. Children under 5 are also free and their free admission includes the tour and free time to explore the exhibit (but if they want to take part in the workshop they would need to pay the $8). Cash only and please arrive early to join the group and pay. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
22 (Halifax) Homeschoolers Halifax Club weekly on the 2nd floor Children’s Play Area at the Halifax Public Library at 1pm. Organized by The Comedy of Errors Facebook group.
22 & 24 (Halifax) Community Workshop: An Introduction to Knitting at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market at 1pm each day. $15 for both days. Yarn provided; needles provided for use at the workshop only. RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your space today. Space is limited.
24 (Halifax) Bristle Bots at Halifax Central Library at 2-4pm. Use a toothbrush and a few electronic parts to make a simple but frenetic toy robot. Organized by the Halifax Makerspace Meetup.
24 (Bedford) Halifax Makerspace Open House from 1-5pm at 275 Rocky Lake Dr, Unit 19, Bedford.
25 (Halifax) Breakdance Drop-in 6:30-8:30pm at the Needham Community Centre in the North End. All ages and levels of breakdancers welcome.
26 (Bedford) Open Night at Halifax Makerspace from 6-10pm. Tour Makerspace and get your questions answered.
27 (Bedford) Filament vs. Resin 3D Printing 7-9pm at Halifax Makerspace. In this era of 3d printing, come and learn about the different processes along with the pros and cons of each. No printing or 3d model experience necessary. By ticket only: https://hfxmakerspace.eventbrite.ca/.
19 (Halifax) Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at All Nations Church at Robie and Charles. All ages. Kids, families, and non-dancers enter by donation. Organized by Halifax Contra Dances.
31 (Halifax) Free Educator Showcase at the Discovery Centre, 6-8pm. Learn about community organizations that can enrich your school or homeschool students. Chat with Acadia Robotics, Pier 21, Hope for Wildlife, etc. Grab your free ticket by clicking on the link to the Facebook event above.