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Good Eats Day News: Lunenburg County Land & Water Activism

Lunenburg Library 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Join us for an evening of moderated presentations In honour of Earth Day. Representatives from five local volunteer groups will speak about the work they’re doing to protect our local […]

Free

Folk Harbour presents Quote the Raven

Lunenburg Opera House 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“A folk-pop-roots duo from Newfoundland showcasing their smooth vocal harmonies and delightful stage presence.”

$25

Build compost and soil from yard waste

Bluenose Academy 18 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Learn how to build beautiful nutritious compost and soil in this FREE hands-on Learn & Work Party. Physical challenge level: medium. More details and free registration (required) at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/build-compost-and-soil-from-yard-waste-tickets-868407469117”

Free

Shorebird Identification Workshop and Field Study

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Join Birds Canada biologist Avery Nagy for a presentation and short outdoor field session on shorebird identification!”

Free

Wire and Bead Jewelry

Lunenburg Library 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Leanne Morin will show us how to make our own rings, bracelets and necklaces with wire & beads. Registration required call 902-634-8008 “

Free

A Collage Journey

Lunenburg Country Lifestyle Center 135 North Park Street,, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ages 10 – 15″Join instructor Liz McCurdy, in this playful experience that will have participants feeling confident and empowered as they follow a step-by-step journey using collage and mark making […]

$25

Auditions: South Shore Players

Trinity United Church 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay, NS

AUDITION DETAILSDates: Wednesday, April 24 (evening) or Saturday, April 27 (daytime)Time: Email ssp.artisticdirector@yahoo.com by Monday, April 22 tobook your audition time.Where: Trinity United Church (double-door side entrance), 101Edgewater St, Mahone […]

Free

Alex Pugsley: Author Talk at Block Shop Books

Block Shop Books 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

Block Shop Books invites all to the Lunenburg launch of The Education of Aubrey McKee by Alex Pugsley. Alex will read followed by a Q&A with Sal Falk, The Lunenburg Barnacle’s Editor-At-Large […]

Free

Volunteer Opportunity Fair

Mahone Bay Centre 45 School Street, Mahone Bay

“An open fair with over 25 non-profit organizations looking for volunteer assistance. Basically a “one stop shop” for South Shore residents to meet and learn about volunteer opportunities available.”

Free

Poetry Reading at Lunenburg Bound

Lunenburg Bound 139 Montague Street, Lunenburg Bound, Nova Scotia, Canada

“A poetry reading with Colleen Coco Collins, Natalie Rice and Michael Goodfellow at Lunenburg Bound Books. Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.”

Free

A Little Light Music: Lamp Fellows

Lunenburg Academy 97-101 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, NS

“A free concert by Lamp Fellows: solo pieces and previews of May 4 concert. Always a great evening of music and getting to know the artists/ musicians.”

Free

Exit 22 Book Sale in Port Joli

Port Joli Community Hall 10032 103 Highway, Port Joli, NS

“Looking for a good read? Come browse at the Exit 22 Book Sale, taking place at the Port Joli Community Hall on Saturday, May 4th between 9 and 1. Nine […]

Free

Create naturalized beds using coarse woody debris

Bluenose Academy 18 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Learn how to build naturalized perennial garden beds using coarse woody debris in this FREE hands-on Learn & Work Party. Physical challenge level: medium-high More details and free registration (required) […]

Free

South Shore Chorale presents Out of the Darkness

Central United Church 136 Cumberland St, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

The South Shore Chorale is pleased to share our Spring Concert “Out of the Darkness” at three venues:Monday May 6 at Wesleyan United Church, Petite Riviere @ 7:30Saturday May 11 […]

$10 – $20

Chester Playhouse presents In Conversation with Charlene Carr

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

“Join us In Conversation with a rising star in the Nova Scotia literary world, Charlene Carr.  After she dazzled the literary world with Hold My Girl in 2023, we are thrilled to […]

$15

Pet Tales Book Launch

Block Shop Books 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

A book launch and reading by NS author Heidi Tattrie Rushton, from her brand new middle grade novel, Pet Tales! *AND* from now until the launch, we’re selling raffle tickets […]

Free

(A 90s Spin on) A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

“Forest Heights Community School presents Shakespeare’s comedy about how foolish love can be. Instead of taking place in Ancient Greece like the original play, our story takes place in 1996 […]

$15

Folk Harbour presents Gina Burgess

Lunenburg Opera House 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“A multi-genre violinist, composer, educator, and musician wellness facilitator. Gina was a member of the Iqaluit- based band The Jerry Cans and the jazz group Gypsophilia.”

$25

Planting companion layers in a food forest

Bluenose Academy 18 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Learn how to plant shrub, perennial and low layers in a food forest in this FREE hands-on Learn & Work Party. Physical challenge level: medium-high More details and free registration […]

Free

South Shore Waldorf School Mayfair

South Shore Waldorf School 64 School Rd, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, Canada

Celebrate the arrival of Spring at the South Shore Waldorf School Mayfair! Revellers will find a variety of fun activities for both children and adults, including a traditional May Pole […]

Chester Playhouse present A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

“A beautiful, moving, and heartfelt play,  A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky takes place in an astronomy class, and moves through music, memory, and magic to teach us about what we […]

$30

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s 

Flourish Seniors Centre  678 LaHave St, Bridgewater NS

“The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that our largest annual, nation-wide, fundraiser is back as an exciting in-person event this year! The 2024 IG Wealth Management Walk […]

Free

Live Music Fundraiser in Support of Old Confidence Lodge

Bluenose Lodge 10 Falkland Street, Lunenburg

“Join us for a night of live music in support of The Old Confidence Lodge. Featuring Chris Jackman and Shari Porter. They believe that great songs tell great stories, so […]

Free – $30

The Butterflyway Project: Start your own pollinator garden

Bluenose Academy 18 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“FREE workshop: Learn about the Butterflyway Project, native pollinator habitats, and get help starting your own. Free seeds! Physical challenge level: easy More details and free registration (required) at Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/868479153527?aff=oddtdtcreator […]

Free

International Trails Day Celebration

Welcome Street Parking Lot Mahone Bay

Party on the Dynamite Trail! June 1, 10-4pm Live music, food, 17 tents: Lunenburg Co Search and Rescue, Sweet Ride Cycling, Shore Cycle, Coastal Action, NS Trails, Bayview School, Cycling […]

Free

Drag BINGO at Bluenose Lodge

Bluenose Lodge 10 Falkland Street, Lunenburg

Welcome to Drag Bingo at Bluenose Lodge! Get ready for a night of fabulous fun and fierce competition. Join us on Sat Jun 01 2024 at 21:00 for a night […]

$20

Lets Grow Sunflowers

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Join us to learn how to plant container sunflowers and how to grow these bold yellow blooms. Bridgewater Library, Age 5+ under 10 with caregiver, Sunday, June 2, 2 pm

Free

Petite Queer Pride June Art Builds

West Dublin Hall 10 Huey Lake Road, LaHave, NS

Come help build decorations for Petite Queer Pride! Every Monday in June.

Free

FICTION FÊTE: AN EVENING OF ATLANTIC CANADIAN FICTION

Lunenburg School of the Arts 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

Celebrate Atlantic fiction authors with a showcase of readings from the Atlantic and Nova Scotia Book Awards nominees, including the authors nominated for the highly coveted Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction […]

Free

What are Herpetofauna? Why are they so Unique?

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Join us for a discussion with Abby Lewis, Forest Stewardship Coordinator at Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. Nova Scotia has many wonderful animals, including our small but diverse group of herpetofauna (Reptiles and […]

Free

Writing Our Pride

Lunenburg Library 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Join us in the lead up to Pride month for two wonderful workshops hosted by Wake Lliore and in collaboration with Lunenburg Pride. These workshops will focus on creatively writing short […]

Free

Create a naturalized rain garden

Bluenose Academy 18 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Learn how to create a rain garden with moisture-loving native plants. in this FREE hands-on Learn & Work Party. Physical challenge level: medium-high More details and free registration (required) at […]

Free

Guided Family Hike

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Let’s celebrate International Trails day by taking a hike! We’ll walk along the trails surrounding the LCLC. Travel over a bridge, by a babbling brook, and identify many local species of plants […]

Free

Caledonia Show at Broad Cove Hall

Broad Cove Community Hall 7147 Hwy 331, Broad Cove, NS, Canada

The guys from Caledonia are back for their first public show in over a decade! This isn’t a relaunch for careers’ sake. It’s a group of old friends getting together to play […]

$20

Charles Weiss One Day Artshow and Sale

Southshore Mall, Pop-Up Gallery 421 Lahave St, Bridgewater

Meet Artist ,Charles Weiss One Day Exhibition Paintings and wood carvings. Featuring Animals of the Spectacle Forest and caricature portraits Group artshow includes, Gary Selig, Wes Lowe, Ray, Raymond Chow

Free

Father’s Day Storytime and Craft

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Come listen to stories about amazing fathers! Afterwards, we will create “Super Dad” paper puppets to take home to celebrate you dad or caregiver.

Free

Book Launch at Block Shop Books: A Gentleman and a Thief

Block Shop Books 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

Block Shop Books invites all to the Lunenburg launch of A Gentleman and a Thief by Dean Jobb. Dean will read followed by a Q&A with Jesse Ward, The Lunenburg Barnacle’s Editor. […]

Free

Chester Playhouse presents The Halifax Camerata Singers

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

This Father’s Day, join us for an inspiring and beautiful concert featuring Atlantic Canada’s premier chamber choir, Halifax Camerata Singers! This concert showcases the breadth of Camerata’s expressive capabilities, from […]

$35

Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein

Central United Church 136 Cumberland St, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

Maritime Concert Opera presents Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein, one of the greatest musicals from the Golden Age of Broadway. Considered an American classic, Carousel (1945) is a quintessential landmark […]

$35

Chester Playhouse presents: In Conversation with Alan Syliboy

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

“Alan Syliboy grew up believing that native art was generic.  “As a youth, I found painting difficult and painful, because I was unsure of my identity.”  But his confidence grew […]

$15

Al Golpe del Guatimé in New Germany

St. John’s in the Wilderness 5325 Nova Scotia Trunk 10, New Germany

From June 18th til June 22nd, Musique Royale is delighted to present the Mexican trio Al Golpe del Guatimé, part of our 39th Summer Festival. The trio offers us a […]

$21

Book Launch at Block Shop Books: Lunenburg Farmers Market Cookbook

Block Shop Books 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

Block Shop Books invites all to the Lunenburg launch of The Lunenburg Farmers’ Market Cookbook by Elisabeth Bailey. Food and gardening writer Bailey will be in conversation with Lunenburg Farmers’ Market […]

Free

Spring Into Summer with the Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band!

21 Pond St, Mahone Bay 21 Pond St, Mahone Bay

Spring into Summer with the Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band! BUY YOUR TICKETS: At the door or online at spring-into-summer-2024.eventbrite.com Come join us for an amazing evening of live music […]

$12

Canada Day on the LaHave

CANADA DAY BREAKFAST>>> Branch 24 Royal Canadian LegionFrom 8 to 11 a.m. at 78 Churchill Street. Scrambled eggs, beans, bacon, juice, tea/coffee will be served. $15 for adults. Ages 6 […]

Free

Canada Day in Lunenburg

Lunenburg Waterfront Bluenose Avenue, Lunenburg, NS

Kids activities, BBQ, and more on the Lunenburg waterfront. Rain location: Lunenburg Community Centre

Free

Faces in the Architecture: a world-wide tour

Lunenburg School of the Arts 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

LECTURE BY TERRY SMITH-LAMOTHEAs an architect, one of my hobbies is collecting pictures of faces in the architecture. These can be human, animal or fantastic faces and made of stone, […]

Free

LAMP Summer Jazz Series

Lunenburg Academy 97-101 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, NS

Join Glenn Patscha, Nick Halley and Ian McGimpsey for the first of three concerts held this summer in LAMP’s beautiful concert hall. Start your weekend with two hours of fantastic tunes and then head out […]

$35

Fresh Air Films: Cars

Shipyards Landing Bridgewater

Movies start at dusk. Times will vary by time of year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Free

Musique Royale presents Recent History

Cecilia’s Retreat 1199 Oakland Rd, Mahone Bay, NS

Hear two of Canada’s most celebrated jazz musicians, saxophonist Mike Murley and pianist Mark Eisenman, performing music from their new album “Recent History”, featuring mainstream jazz, drawing on the standard […]

$35

Pride Flag Raising in Lunenburg

UNESCO Monument Lunenburg

Meet at the UNESCO Monument beside Town Hall. A reception will follow the flag raising.

Laugh Out Proud!

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

PRIDE Lunenburg County celebrates their annual comedy extravaganza in Chester, with a fantastic line-up of hilarious East Coast comedians for Laugh out PROUD! This is a 19+ event.

$25

Fresh Air Films: Migration

Shipyards Landing Bridgewater

Movies start at dusk. Times will vary by time of year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Free

Pride History

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Author Rebecca Rose will be reading from her book “Before the Parade: A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972 – 1984.” There will be a Q+A period.

Free

Fresh Air Films: Barbie

Shipyards Landing Bridgewater

Movies start at dusk. Times will vary by time of year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Free

25th Annual Sandcastle Competition

Rissers Beach 5366 NS-331, Petite Riviere Bridge, NS

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own sculpting supplies.Judging begins at 2pm.

Free

The Princess Show

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

Don’t miss The Princess Show, the award-winning, fun, drag-infused technological marvel of a show, like nothing you’ve seen before.  

$33

Boxwood Festival: Opening Concert

Lunenburg Academy 97-101 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, NS

James KELLY – Irish fiddleAmanda MARKWICK – renaissance & baroque fluteEamon O’LEARY – songs, guitar, banjoJanelle LUCYK – songs, fiddle

$30

Boxwood Festival: Midweek Concert

Lunenburg Academy 97-101 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, NS

Nic GAREISS – percussive dance, songAndreas RALSGÅRD & Markus TULLBERG – Swedish flute duo

$30

Boxwood Festival: Waterfront Ceili

Lunenburg Library 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bring your dancing shoes for one of the best Ceili dances on the South Shore each year. Caller Pauline Hingston will lead experts and newbies alike in squares, sets, barn […]

Free

The Wonder of it All

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

The Wonder of It All is a comic misadventure for modern lovers. If marriage is the right to annoy one special person for the rest of your life, then Charmaine and […]

$33

Fresh Air Films: Aladdin

Shipyards Landing Bridgewater

Movies start at dusk. Times will vary by time of year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Free

Boxwood Festival: Finale Concert

Lunenburg Academy 97-101 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, NS

 Brendan MULHOLLAND – Irish fluteLiam O’BRIEN – concertinaChris NORMAN – flutesNick HALLEY – percussion, keyboardsBOXWOOD FLUTE CHOIR – An amazing gathering of flutes of all sizesCANADA 2024 FINALE CONCERT –

$30

Back Home Again: The Songs of John Denver

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

Take a step back to a simpler time, and savour the everlasting melodies of John Denver with Back Home Again. 

$33

Jah’Mila performs in Lordly Park

Lordly Park Chester

Celebrate Natal Day with award-winning, roots reggae artist Jah’Mila as we soak up the summer sun in Lordly Park! Originally from Kingston Jamaica, Jah’Mila has deep-rooted love for traditional roots reggae, her […]

PWYC

Folk Harbour Festival

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival is a small town festival with a big reputation! Each year, music lovers flock to this distinct UNESCO World Heritage town for the best of Folk […]

Allons-y!: A concert celebrating  the 2024 Congrès Mondial Acadien 

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

Join in the fun as we celebrate the 2024 Congrès Mondial Acadien (CMA), with Allons-y! Featuring three Nova Scotian musical acts with Acadian heritage: Sylvie Bouliane, Mike à Vik, and Mary Beth Carty, each performing […]

$20

Fresh Air Films: Kung Fu Panda 4

Shipyards Landing Bridgewater

Movies start at dusk. Times will vary by time of year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Free

When You Can Swim: Book Reading

Margaret Hennigar Public Library 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Join Halifax-based author/illustrator Jack Wong as he shares his hit book. Ages: 5 – 9

Free

Fiddles and Feet

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

Known for their infectious energy and fun, Fiddles & Feet deliver a rousing concert of traditional celtic tunes full of fiery fiddles, beautiful harmonies, and step dancing that will have you dancing […]

$33

Fresh Air Films: Audience’s Choice

Shipyards Landing Bridgewater

Movies start at dusk. Times will vary by time of year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. FILM HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED FOR THIS SHOWING.

Free

A Song for Hephaestus

Chester Playhouse 22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS

Embrace the unexpected twists and turns of Forged in Fable’s new folk-opera A Song for Hephaestus.  Savour a mythic journey in this three-act folk-opera as it unfolds the captivating tale of […]

$23