Archived Halifax Events

These Halifax events have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator. Please note that these events are only presented for interest – to give volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of events occurring in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Be the Ultimate Brawler (Toys R Us Canada)

Category: Other Event
Dates: October 19, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Event Title: Be the Ultimate Brawler

Dates: Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Hours: 11 am to 1 pm

Location: Toys”R”Us Canada 15 Gale Terrace, Unit 1H Dartmouth, NS B3B 0C5

Admission: Free

What: Friendly Bakugan brawler battle for anyone 13 years and older
Join us for a friendly battle and play against other Bakugan brawlers. Each brawler will receive a FREE* Bakugan Poster.
PLUS - You can enter to WIN** a SUPER RARE Bakugan Starter Pack!
Website: https://www.toysrus.ca/en/folder?cid=about-events

Contact information:
Tia Giannone
514-288-8290 ext 233
tia@torchiacom.com

Supported Housing Summit presented by Autism Nova Scotia (Autism Nova Scotia)

Category: Meetings, Conferences and Workshops
Dates: October 18, 2019 - October 18, 2019

JOIN AUTISM NOVA SCOTIA at the Supported Housing Summit, a free, day-long event dedicated to uniting the cross-disability community and presenting collaborative solutions to improving the future of housing for persons with disabilities.

Venue: Alderney Landing Theatre (2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z3)
Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 9AM to 4PM
Cost: FREE

This event is open to anyone involved or interested in supported housing.

Guests will receive the chance to hear from speakers across the region and a special guest, Swedish Clinical Psychologist, Bo Elven will discuss innovative and proposed solutions to help Nova Scotia meet the challenge of supports in the disability housing system.

Among the presentations, Autism Nova Scotia will also be unveiling the penultimate draft of Building to Better: A White Paper on Supported Housing for the Autism & Developmental Disability Community.

This paper will act as a touchstone reference with recommendations and information that can help inform collaboration and action for supports and housing.

Visit www.supportedhousing.ca for more information or register now at https://www.amilia.com/store/en/autism-nova-scotia/shop/programs/46774

LeapBuilders Demo and Play Event (Toys R Us Canada)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: October 12, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Event Title: LeapBuilders Demo and Play Event
Dates: Saturday, October 12
Hours: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: All Toys”R”Us Canada
Admission: Free
What:
Build and learn in a world of talking blocks!
Bring in your toddlers for an interactive create & play demo featuring LeapBuilders® from LeapFrog®. Parents can enter to win* a LeapBuilders® ABC Smart House!
PLUS – Don’t miss the LeapBuilders® Toy Construction Hat giveaway!

Website: https://www.toysrus.ca/en/folder?cid=about-events

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Our Social Market - September 2019 (Our Social Market)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: September 21, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Everything you expect to find at a market and more. Food, drink, games, art, crafts, henna applications, jewellery, homemade soaps, TOMBOLA!, and more. EVERYONE FRIENDLY. ACCESSIBLE. Come to sit and chat. See you there!
BEAVER BANK, NOVA SCOTIA

Vision Quest Symposium Halifax (Fighting Blindness Canada)

Category: Meetings, Conferences and Workshops
Dates: September 14, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to the Hotel Halifax on Saturday, September 14, 2019 with a full-day symposium for people living with blinding eye diseases.

This event will feature a presentation from Dr. Jane Green, Honourary Research Professor, Discipline of Genetics, Memorial University and Officer of the Order of Canada, about her important work in tracking genetic eye diseases in the Maritimes. There will also be presentations on combating stigma, local research projects in Halifax and clinical trials

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed lunch for everyone.
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

For more information or to register call Morgan at 1-800-461-3331 ext. 258

All Candidates' Debate on Women's Rights and Gender Equity (YWCA Halifax)

Category: Other Event
Dates: September 12, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Come hear your Halifax federal candidates debate on the rights of Indigenous women, women’s economic security, violence against women, childcare, housing and homelessness, and more.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:15 pm to 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School, 1855 Trollope Street, Halifax

Donations will be collected at the door to support Equal Voice - Nova Scotia, dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office.

This event is brought to you in partnership by:
Adsum for Women and Children
Alice House
Association of Black Social Workers
Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia
Immigrant Migrant Women's Association of Halifax
Local Council of Women Halifax
Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
Nova Scotia Native Women's Association
Spatz Theatre
The Marguerite Centre
Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
United Way Halifax
Welcome Housing
Women's Centres Connect Nova Scotia
YWCA Halifax

Family Fun Day (Sackville Heights Community Centre)

Category: Other Event
Dates: August 9, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Family Fun Day is a free community event with bouncy castles, a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games, prizes, and plenty more! There will be popcorn, snow cones and a BBQ free for everyone to enjoy!

Fairview Family Day (Tamara Munroe)

Category: Other Event
Dates: July 13, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Come join us as we celebrate our community of Fairview.
Free BBQ, movie under the stars, bouncy castles, fireworks and more!

Sharing Dance Day 2019 (Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS))

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: June 15, 2019 - June 15, 2019

NBS Sharing Dance encourages all Canadians to embrace the joy of dance. The nationwide NBS Sharing Dance Day performance engages communities by breaking down barriers to access with free, high-quality, culturally inclusive dance activities. It empowers communities to join in celebrating movement for health and fun. Each celebration will reflect the interests and flavour of the local community while featuring performances of the NBS Sharing Dance Day choreography. From Canada’s newest arrivals to its founding Indigenous peoples, NBS Sharing Dance Day will provide a platform for all to engage in a joyful and healthy way.

Sharing Dance Day 2019 (Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS))

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: June 15, 2019 - June 15, 2019

NBS Sharing Dance encourages all Canadians to embrace the joy of dance. The nationwide NBS Sharing Dance Day performance engages communities by breaking down barriers to access with free, high-quality, culturally inclusive dance activities. It empowers communities to join in celebrating movement for health and fun. Each celebration will reflect the interests and flavour of the local community while featuring performances of the NBS Sharing Dance Day choreography. From Canada’s newest arrivals to its founding Indigenous peoples, NBS Sharing Dance Day will provide a platform for all to engage in a joyful and healthy way.

FUSE Festival (FUSE Festival)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: June 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Atlantic Canada’s largest multicultural dance festival fans out to a month-long celebration of diversity through dance

2019 FUSE Festival programming includes a 19+ Dance Party, DJ/Dance battles, Pop-Up Flash Mob dances and dance-along sessions along with a variety of free, interactive events that span across Halifax leading up to the quintessential Canadian dance showcase and party on July 1st

HALIFAX, May 23, 2019 /FUSE/ - Dance artists across the city are teaming up with the FUSE Festival throughout the month of June to take part in sharing an unprecedented union of cultural, community, and professional dance.

Presented by the FUSE Festival, a not-for-profit performing arts initiative that promotes the power and diversity of dance, the month-long series of mostly free dance activities promises to be an exciting lead up to a full-day of free interactive performances and dance sessions on July 1, Canada Day, presented in partnership with HRM’s 2019 Canada Day program.

Just in its second year of operations, the FUSE Festival presents Nova Scotians with a fresh take on dance and diversity by shining a spotlight on the cultural heritage of local artists. With the support of sponsors and community partners, the FUSE Festival presents a month-long opportunity for audiences of all ages to express and experience Halifax’s unique artistic identities through the universal language of music and dance.

"After the huge success of the bi-annual FUSE Festival in 2017 as a signature project of Canada's 150th anniversary, for which we sought input from a wide range of communities across the HRM; we realized that we needed more than just one day on Canada Day to showcase our rich cultural heritage through dance," said Maria Osende, Director of the FUSE Festival.

"We invite everyone in Halifax, residents and visitors, to discover the impressive and diverse talents of our city's talented dancers and to have fun exploring the many events FUSE is hosting for all ages and dance backgrounds throughout the month of June. And of course, rain or shine, we hope to see everyone at the massive dance party that we are hosting on the Halifax Commons on July 1st during the Festival’s flagship event on Canada’s 152nd birthday."

You will recognize the FUSE team and dedicated volunteers through the red and white Canada Day themed FUSE t-shirts, which we will be available for purchase.

FUSE FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Tentative Schedule – Times and Events are Subject to change

DJ BATTLE DANCE PARTY
Saturday, June 1, 10pm, The Seahorse Tavern, $5 cover
Saturday, June 22, 10pm, Haliente’s Creative Studio, FREE

DANCE FUSE @ LIBRARY WEEKEND
Weekend of June 8 & 9 from 2 - 4pm
Cultural dance performances & dance-along sessions
Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall
FREE

LEARN THE FLASH MOB DANCE
Multiple Flash Mob dance-along sessions
Dates TBA Locations TBA
FREE

FUSE FESTIVAL ON CANADA DAY
July 1 | 12pm - 5pm
Interactive, family-friendly performance & cultural dance showcase
Halifax Commons
FREE

7-11pm
The FUSE After Party on Canada Day
(19+) featuring world music and surprise performances.
Outdoor Stage The Commons/Emera Oval (Cogswell St)
FREE

For further information:

Maria Osende, Director
Phone: (902) 476-8482
maria@fusefestival.ca
@mariaosende

Media contact:
Kilah Rolle
Phone: 902-412-7042
PR@fusefestival..ca
@Ki_Rolle

Related Websites
www.FuseFestival.ca

May Social Market (Our Social Market)

Category: Other Event
Dates: May 25, 2019 - May 25, 2019

This is the final Social Market in Lower Sackville for the season. We are at Sackville (NS) Lion's Club and this month we focus on summertime essentials, a win-on-the-spot raffle for kids and adults AND cookies and other baked goods. Drop in and check out the non-profit organizations operating in our neighbourhood. Every single person is welcome. 🙂 Always some kind of give-away at the Social Market!!

Canadian Immigrant Fair in Association with Public Mobile (Chelsea Belsito)

Category: Job Fairs and Recruitment
Dates: May 14, 2019 - May 14, 2019

The Canadian Immigrant Fair is coming back to Halifax in spring 2019!

The Canadian Immigrant Fair is returning to Halifax for its fifth annual event on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (1055 Marginal Road, Halifax). Free admission!

So,what’s the fair all about?

The Canadian Immigrant Fair is a free, one-stop event connecting newcomers with information and inspiration on the three pillars of immigrant success: CAREERS. EDUCATION. SETTLEMENT.

The fair offers a dynamic environment for immigrants who need help as they look for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home.

Our mission is to connect these newcomers with the employers, recruiters, immigrant service providers, educational institutes, government services that can help them on their journey to success in Canada.

Adult Group Tennis Lessons (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: May 14, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Tennis Time offers the most comprehensive group coaching in the HRM. Small groups, flexible schedules, missed lesson make ups, free player database and quality coaching are the pillars upon which Tennis Time is based. Lessons are held twice a week Mon/Wed at the Commons or Tues/Thurs at Westmount or Larry Uteck. Each client receives student specific coaching in a group setting in order to progress as fast as possible while getting a well rounded work out. This year we have feature groups in Dartmouth at Brownlow Park in Halifax at Westmount School and the Commons as well as in Bedford near Larry Uteck at Transom Dr Park. There is a 10% discount if you refer a friend into the program. For more information on our adult and children's summer programs please visit www.tennistime.ca

Canadian Immigrant Fair (Canadian Immigrant Fair)

Category: Job Fairs and Recruitment
Dates: May 14, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Canadian Immigrant Fair — Careers. Education. Settlement
New to Halifax? You’re not alone. The Canadian Immigrant Fair, May 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, is here to help you on your journey to success with the ultimate tradeshow and speakers’ series for skilled immigrants, newcomers, international students and other new Canadians. The free fair offers a dynamic environment for immigrants who need information and inspiration as they look for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home. Founded on the three pillars of immigrant success — careers, education and settlement — the fair includes hiring employers, a Resumé Clinic, free professional LinkedIn headshots, interview skills workshop, speaker sesssions, and much more. To learn more and register for the fair, go to http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair/Halifax

The Men's U19 World Floorball Championships (The Men's U19 World Floorball Championships)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: May 7, 2019 - May 12, 2019

The IFF (International Floorball Federation) has awarded the Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships for 2019 to Floorball Canada and it will be hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The tournament will be played from May 8-12, 2019.

Earth Day at Acadia Park - Rain Barrels and more (Our Social Market/Sackville Community Food Garden)

Category: Fundraisers and Volunteer
Dates: April 22, 2019 - April 22, 2019

Earth Day is honoured this year at an event hosted in Acadia Park in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Monday, April 22, 2019 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Sackville Community Food Garden will have a work day to start preparing the flower and vegetable beds for the coming outdoor growing season. The Social Market will host the Truckload Rain Barrel event. One hundred barrels (and a bunch of composters!) will be on display - most of them pre-ordered. The Social Market table will have some free bubbles and wands to give away, along with the Earth Day-themed Social Market news. Celebrate Earth Day by visiting Acadia Park, See you there!

March Break Tennis Camp (Kids Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019

The March Break Tennis Camp is a multi-sport camp that focuses on racket skills, technical development and more importantly FUN. Kids participate in sports that will include tennis hockey, soccer ( defense uses rackets and feet), baseball and volleyball. The classes are run by certified Tennis Canada instructors. The age groups are broken down as follows 5-6 year old and 7-8 year old in the morning from 9 am-12 pm. The afternoon groups run from 1 pm to 4 pm for children ages 9-13. The groups are small so that every child receives the attention they deserve.
Early drop off 8-8:30 am or late pick up 4:30-5 pm is an additional $25 for the week.
Refer a friend or an additional sibling and receive a 5% discount.
Payment is made through e-transfer to tennistime@tennistime.ca
Registration forms can be downloaded at www.tennistime.ca/programs
Our half day recreational camps are designed to give your child the opportunity to develop new FUNdamental skills and try new sports while maintaining the emphasis on tennis. Please provide the camper with indoor sneakers two snacks and a water bottle. All age adapted equipment is provided including rackets if you do not have one.
Make sure to notify us of any allergies or special medical needs. Our Kids Tennis Time facility is located at 12 Flamingo Dr. and is nut free.
There are a limited number of spaces available for these camps so register early!

Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme – A Rare Collection of Fakes (Prud'homme Library)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: March 6, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Explore a remarkable collection of fakes and forgeries in this display from the recently-discovered Prud’homme Library, ranging from rare vases to space exploration logs, false obituaries to oil paintings. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the creativity of the ages—and question what you know—during this temporary exhibition of a new national treasure. Free. Further info: prudhommelibrary.ca.

Christmas Holiday Tennis Camp (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: December 26, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Kids Tennis Time four day intensive tennis camps for boys and girls ages 4.5 to 10. One hour a day for four days. The times and age groups are as follows: 9-10 am ages 5/6, 10-11 am ages 7/8, 11-12 pm ages 9-10 years old. The camp runs on December 26,27,28 and December 31st and teaches children the fundamental tennis skills to have a fun with both on and off the court. For more information and details call David tennistime@tennistime.ca

Dickens' a Christmas Carol (Neptune Theatre)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: December 15, 2018 - December 15, 2018

The classic family holiday show is brought lovingly to life in this very special holiday experience. Hilarious and sometimes spooky; Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been lovingly recreated for the whole family. Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and three seasonal spirits will fill your family with holiday joy. Tried and tested, Webb's adaptation has met with fantastic critical and box office success in Nova Scotia and the USA since 2003. Co-Production with Eastern Front Theatre.

Source: http://neptunetheatre.com/default.asp?mn=1.22.493

Homes for the Holidays 2018 (Halifax, NS)

Category: Festivals
Dates: November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018

YWCA Halifax is pleased to present Homes for the Holidays 2018 on November 23, 24 and 25.

Each year Homes for the Holidays brings together local designers, florists, community volunteers and retailers to decorate beautiful homes graciously loaned to us. The decorated homes are opened to the public with the purchase of a ticket, giving tour participants a dose of some glamorous holiday inspiration, and the opportunity to bring ideas to life in their own homes. Not only does this event spark the magic of the holiday spirit for the thousands of the excited participants; it carries that spirit on throughout the year as all funds raised go towards the programs and services supported by the YWCA Halifax.

WHAT IS HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Each year Homes for the Holidays brings together local designers, community volunteers and retailers to decorate three beautiful homes graciously loaned to us by local homeowners for this annual fundraiser.
The decorated homes are opened to the public with the purchase of a ticket, giving tour participants some holiday inspiration for their own homes. Not only does this event spark the magic of the holidays it carries that spirit throughout the year as all funds raised go towards the programs and services supported by the YWCA Halifax.

WHEN IS HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Friday, November 23, 1 pm-9 pm
Saturday, November 24, 11 am-5 pm
Sunday, November 25, 11 am – 5 pm

TICKETS
$25 In Advance
$30 Same Day at the door
Tickets will be on sale from November 1st and will be available online HERE

The event takes place on November 23, 24, & 25, 2018. Tickets will be on sale November 1st.

Please visit our website at www.ywcahalifax.com and follow on social media for regular updates.

VOLUNTEER
We require many volunteers to make this weekend a success. The following positions are available:
• Home Captains
• Home greeters & hosts
• Ticket sellers
• Ambassadors
Shifts are three hours in length. Each volunteer gets a FREE ticket to tour all three homes!

Contact us today events@ywcahalifax.com

Holiday Parade of Lights (Holiday Parade of Lights Society)

Category: Festivals
Dates: November 17, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Mark your calendars... the 23rd Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights and the 4th Annual Red Nose Run will take place the night of Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:00pm.

The Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink is the kick-off to the holiday season with festive floats, marching bands, dancers, and a visit from Santa Claus!

The parade is also a community event that also serves as an integral fundraiser for non-profit organizations including FEED Nova Scotia and the C100 Cineplex Cinemas Toy Drive.

Volunteer Conference (Halifax Regional Municipality)

Category: Fundraisers and Volunteer
Dates: November 16, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Now in its 18th year, the Volunteer Conference celebrates volunteers while giving them opportunities for training and networking. The conference supports their work to make a difference in their communities.

The conference includes:
* A wide selection of interactive workshops
* Experienced speakers
* Lunch & refreshments
* Networking opportunities
* Welcome package
* Volunteer resource showcase
* Door Prizes

Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2018
Atlantica Hotel Halifax - 1980 Robie Street at Quinpool.
Take advantage of the early bird registration fee before October 31! For more conference information and to register visit: www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/volunteering/volunteer-conference

South Shore Christmas Crawl (South Shore Tourism Co-operative)

Category: Festivals
Dates: November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Name: Christmas Crawl Festival

Dates: November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Location: All along the South Shore of Nova Scotia in communities like St. Margaret's Bay, Hubbards, Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Bridgewater, New Ross, Liverpool, Shelburne, Barrington, Lockeport etc.

It is an annual festival that strings together holiday events to sip, savour, shop and craft all along the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

Drop in for the day, or enjoy a festive-infused stay-cation - either way don't forget to choose and cut your balsam fir Christmas Tree to take home!

Below are just some of the holiday events we include:

- Chester Village Christmas November 30 - December 2, 2018
- Christmas at the Barn Markets in Hubbards Nov 24, Dec 1 & 8, 2018
- Yuletide in Lunenburg November 23-24, 2018
- New Ross Christmas Festival December 8-9, 2018
- Old Fashioned Christmas in Barrington December 17, 2018
- Christmas in Petite Riviere November 17-18, 2018
- Christmas at the Causeway in Barrington November 22, 2018
- Christmas on the LaHave in Bridgewater November 24, 2018

Shakespeare in love (Neptune Theatre)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: October 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Playwright Will Shakespeare struggles to write his next play against a fast approaching deadline. He finds his muse and inspiration in Viola - a beautiful young woman who will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. A series of schemes, disguises and a love affair leads to what will become Will's greatest masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet.

Source: http://neptunetheatre.com/default.asp?mn=1.22.482

KIDS TENNIS TIME FALL PROGRAM (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: September 29, 2018 - September 29, 2018

10 week children's group tennis lessons for ages 2.5 to 13 years old by certified instructors focusing on the technical aspects of a great game. Learn the forehand, backhand, volleys, serve and more in a fun environment. David Greer and his team bring 25 years of teaching experience and passion to the kids training center.
Lessons are held Saturday and Sunday's time vary depending on the child's age and experience. The training facility is a custom made tennis facility for children with the correct courts size for a child's age. For more information on the program please visit www.tennistime.ca/kidstennis

Fall Kids Tennis Time (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: September 29, 2018 - December 8, 2018

Group tennis lessons for children ages 2.5 to 13 years of age. Kids Tennis Time offers custom made court sizes to fit children's ages along with the correct size rackets and balls. The 10 week programs are run during the fall winter and spring at a private gym located at 12 Flamingo Drive off the Bedford highway. For more information and details contact David Greer at tennistime@tennistime.ca

Stars and Strollers (Cineplex)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: September 12, 2018 - September 12, 2018

Stars and Strollers is a great way to relax with fellow moms, or just get some me-time.

Todd Houston auction (Rodney Cameron)

Category: Fundraisers and Volunteer
Dates: August 26, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Auction for Todd Houston who passed away from cancer June 25th 2018. Lower deck Clayton park 2 PM August 26th 2018.
2 tickets to any Bruins game in Boston this season plus hotel plus meet and greet with team after. Donated by Brad Marchand.
Brad Marchand signed Jersey
John tavares signed Toronto Maple Leafs jersey.
Josh bailey islanders signed jersey.
Even page is on facebook.

Children's Tennis Camp (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: August 13, 2018 - August 16, 2018

Tennis Time kids tennis for children of all level and ages. 3 weeks to choose from in August with small groups and certified instructors. the camp focuses on the FUNdamentals of tennis for recreational players. "Try it To Love it" say's Greer
For more information or registration contact tennistime@eastlink.ca

Blacktop Ball (GroundSwell Music)

Category: Festivals
Dates: August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Halifax rock/roots group The Stanfields are set to host their fourth annual Blacktop Ball, featuring a weekend full of curated music, camping and the beach. Blacktop Ball is a music and camping festival in the heart of Ponds, Pictou County taking place August 10&11, 2018.

Set on Nova Scotia’s sandy Northumberland Shore, this 19+ ticketed show is the brainchild of The Stanfields’ frontman Jon Landry and road construction veteran Orville Mason. The BYOB camping event will bring live music fans from throughout the Atlantic region and across the globe to the Mason Property. This year’s edition will feature The Stanfields, The Hypochondriacs, Jessie Brown, Villages, Carmel Mikol, Hatchet Lake and many more.

Westmount Kids Tennis Camps/ Commons Kids Camps (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: July 9, 2018 - July 12, 2018

Children's group lessons with a certified instructor are offered at Westmount School the following weeks: July 9-12, July 23-26, August 13-16. The program offers tennis for children ages 5-16 on an hourly basis. You can find our other 2 hour daily tennis programs held at the Commons by visiting www.tennistime.ca/programs
Programs at the Commons are being held the weeks of August 13-16 and August 20-23, two hours a day for children ages 8-13, one hour a day for children ages 5-7 years. Tennis Time camps are four days a week with the 5th day being set aside in the event of rain. For more comprehensive information please contact David at tennistime@eastlink.ca

Halifax Ribfest (Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside)

Category: Food and Drink
Dates: June 29, 2018 - July 2, 2018

Four days of ribs and entertainment on the Halifax Waterfront. A fundraising project of the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside.

FREE Admission.

Rib pricing: $23 for a full rack, $14 for a half rack, $9.00 for a third rack.
(Prices may vary by Ribber)

Adult Tennis Lessons (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: June 25, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Group adult lessons begin at all locations across HRM on June 25th. The locations include Larry Uteck, Dartmouth (Brownlow Park), Halifax Commons and Westmount School. Certified instruction, 2 make up days for missed classes and a great learning environment make Tennis Time unique to Halifax. For more information please visit www.tennistime.ca/programs or contact David at tennistime@eastlink.ca

NBS Sharing Dance Day (Canada's National Ballet School)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: June 10, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Canada's National Ballet School invites you to join us for NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018!

NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018 events, presented by Shaw Communications Inc., unite Canadians and their communities together by empowering them to enjoy the physical, social, emotional and cultural benefits of dance. It’s a nation-wide, family-friendly event that includes professional dance performances, open free dance classes (including Bollywood, swing dance, and tango), activity booths, music, engaging activities for all ages and abilities, and free giveaways for kids.
The highlight of the day is a community performance of the 2018 Sharing Dance choreography, which has been taught and rehearsed across the country in dance studios, schools, community centres, long-term care facilities, and via free online instructional videos – by children and youth, seniors and everyone in between.
Special thanks to our partners Dance Nova Scotia, Halifax Dance, Halifax Public Libraries, Kinnected Leadership, and Studio 26 Dance Company in Halifax.

Date and Location: Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00, Paul O’Reagan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

For more information, visit sharingdance.ca.

Provincial Special Olympic Summer Games (Special Olympics Nova Scotia)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Special Olympics Nova Scotia is hosting the Provincial Special Olympic Summer Games in Halifax at Dalhouise and SMU with over 900 coaches and athletes coming to participate in various sport competitions. Volunteers are needed to help throughout the weekend. We are looking for people to fill positions such as sport referees, meal volunteers and general volunteers who can help anywhere.

JUNE TENNIS FOR KIDS (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: June 5, 2018 - June 28, 2018

The June program is geared toward all recreational players who would like to learn to play tennis for fun. This four-week lesson program is a great way of introducing or continuing to see if your child enjoys the sport without a long-term commitment. The difference between this program and other HRM recreational programs Tennis Time teaches is the student to teacher ratio is a maximum of 6>1. The drills, exercises and games for these lessons are composed of Tennis Canada Progressive Tennis curriculum. All equipment is provided. Bring your racket if you have one. Please don’t buy one unless you know it is the correct racket for your child’s age, size and strength. You will get sized the first day for a proper loaner racket.

Spinning With the Stars (Studio in Essence)

Category: Fundraisers and Volunteer
Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018

See Halifamous Stars and local talented athletes come together in an incredible night of acrobatics, humour, and skill. Spinning With the Stars, much like Dancing With the Stars (expect circus!) is Halifax's "most exciting charity event" (Nancy Regan). All funds raised will go to support the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Friday, June 1st is going to be a wild and fun night at Casino Nova Scotia.

19+ event.

WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING (Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia))

Category: Food and Drink
Dates: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018

On Friday, May 25, 2018, some 300 + guests will enjoy a Friday evening in the company of great people, prizing, and of course the main attraction – Wine & Chocolate! The Halifax Ballroom at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel will be filled with tables of specially selected wine and chocolate samples, mouthwatering appetizers, and special attraction vendors and activities to keep guests engaged.

Dartmouth Adult Tennis (Tennis Time)

Category: Sports and Fitness
Dates: May 15, 2018 - June 21, 2018

Tennis Time provides unique lesson programs that facilitate the learning process for a great sport. Small groups, certified instructors, no membership fees or initiation fees. Please visit www.tennistime.ca for all programs throughout the HRM.

Halifax Adult Group Lessons (David Greer)

Category: Other Event
Dates: May 14, 2018 - June 20, 2018

Adult group lessons meet twice a week either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. We have several locations to choose from The Common, Westmount Tennis courts and Larry Uteck Transom drive. For more information on programming please visit www.tennistime.ca or email tennistime@eastlink.ca

FREE CONCERT: Bach's German Organ Mass (Nick Veltmeyer)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Aureas Voices presents a concert as part of the Cathedral of All Saints' "Sundays at Four" series, featuring an adaptation of the German Organ Mass by J.S. Bach.

The intricate organ works from the German Organ Mass or Clavier-Übung III will be coupled with appropriate chorales and excerpts from cantatas.

Nick Veltmeyer will perform as organist, alongside a chamber choir accompanied by Hilary Brown on cello. The programme will also feature local favourite soprano Janelle Lucyk.

The title page for the German Organ Mass in translation reads : "Prepared for music-lovers and particularly for connoisseurs of such work, for the recreation of the spirit, by Johann Sebastian Bach, Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Court Composer, Capellmeister and director of the chorus musicus, Leipzig. Published by the author".

www.aureasvoces.ca

www.cathedralchurchofallsaints.com

NBS Sharing Dance Day- FREE dance rehearsals at the Halifax Central Library and Halifax Dance (Canada's National Ballet School)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: May 7, 2018 - June 4, 2018

required! Rehearsals will prepare you to shine in community dance performances on June 10th at NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018 Halifax and other NBS Sharing Dance Day events across the country! This year’s theme is environmental stewardship!
This is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun. Gather your family, friends, neighbours, and coworkers and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance please visit: sharingdance.ca.

Locations:
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax NS B3J 1E9
Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6

Date:

• Saturday, April 28 @ Halifax Central Library - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Paul O’ Reagan Hall
• Saturday, May 5 @ Halifax Dance - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
• Monday, May 7 @ Halifax Central Library- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lindsay Children’s Room
• Wednesday, May 17 @ Halifax Dance- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 31 @ Halifax Dance- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday June 2 @ Halifax Central Library- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Creative Lab
• Monday, June 4 @ Halifax Central Library- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lindsay Children’s Room

Cost: Free
Website: sharingdance.ca
Contact: sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca

NBS Sharing Dance Day- FREE dance rehearsals at Halifax Dance (Canada's National Ballet School)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: May 5, 2018 - May 31, 2018

required! Rehearsals will prepare you to shine in community dance performances on June 10th at NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018 Halifax and other NBS Sharing Dance Day events across the country! This year’s theme is environmental stewardship!
This is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun. Gather your family, friends, neighbours, and coworkers and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance please visit: sharingdance.ca.

Locations:
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax NS B3J 1E9
Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6

Date:

• Saturday, April 28 @ Halifax Central Library - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Paul O’ Reagan Hall
• Saturday, May 5 @ Halifax Dance - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
• Monday, May 7 @ Halifax Central Library- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lindsay Children’s Room
• Wednesday, May 17 @ Halifax Dance- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 31 @ Halifax Dance- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday June 2 @ Halifax Central Library- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Creative Lab
• Monday, June 4 @ Halifax Central Library- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lindsay Children’s Room

Cost: Free
Website: sharingdance.ca
Contact: sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca

Volunteer Information Session (Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia)

Category: Job Fairs and Recruitment
Dates: February 13, 2018 - February 13, 2018

Do you ❤ genealogy and family history?

Just in time for Valentine’s day, you will have an opportunity to show your love at the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS). A volunteer information session will be held on Tuesday, February 13, at 1:00 pm at the GANS Office.

What to expect at the session?
There will be an overview of some of the projects available, including cataloguing, creating a surname index, assisting in preparation of library finding aids,
working on a project with a partner organization, providing guidance to users of research room, and much more. If you have a special talent/skill that you feel would fit in with a genealogy society (e.g, video/audio editing, technology in general) come along and have a chat!

Some roles require availability during the weekdays and others, once training completed, can be done primarily from your home. While being a GANS member is always good, it is not required for all roles. There is no commitment by attending the information session.

What: GANS Volunteer Information Session
When: Tuesday, February 13th at 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: 33 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Suite 100

Please register by sending an email to vp@novascotiaancestors.ca with your name and put
“Info Session” in subject line. At this time of year, weather can be unpredictable so make sure you check your email the morning of the 13th in case there is a cancellation.

2017 Volunteer Conference (Halifax Regional Municpality)

Category: Meetings, Conferences and Workshops
Dates: November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017

Now in its 17th year, the Volunteer Conference gives volunteers an opportunity to participate in training, networking and learning that help them become more effective in their work and make a difference in their communities.

The conference includes:
* A wide selection of interactive and informative sessions
* Dynamic and experienced speakers
* Lunch and refreshments
* Networking opportunities
* Participant welcome packages
* Community showcase

Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Harbourview by Holiday Inn) 101 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth

Take advantage of the early bird registration fee before October 31! For more conference information and to register visit:
https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/volunteering/volunteer-conference

NBS' Sharing Dance in Halifax (Canada's National Ballet School)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: November 5, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Join us for an afternoon of family fun, creative movement and dance – all ages and abilities welcome! No experience required!
Canada's National Ballet School’s Sharing Dance is offering an afternoon of free and engaging dance activities for participants of all ages. The event will take place in the BMO Community Room at the Halifax Central Library on Sunday, November 5th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The activities will include a Creative Movement Workshop for families, a demonstration class of the Tea & Tango dance program for seniors led by Martina Sommer, and more! Light refreshments will also be served. This is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun so gather your family, friends, neighbours, and coworkers and get dancing!
Event Schedule
• 1:00 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. Creative Movement Workshop for Families (all ages)
• 2:15 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. Break
• 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tea & Tango Class led by Martina Sommer
• 4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Break
• 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Open Discussion about Dance Programs for Seniors with NBS staff and partners
You’re all invited to share the fun and the love of dance, so RSVP today!
This event is being hosted in partnership with Halifax Dance, Dance Nova Scotia, Parkinson Canada and Halifax Public Libraries.
To learn more about Sharing Dance please visit: sharingdance.ca.

The Walrus Talks Social Impact (The Walrus Foundation)

Category: Other Event
Dates: October 26, 2017 - October 26, 2017

Changing the world with visionaries, partners, and great ideas. How systemic change works, and how we can improve society through smart philanthropy, and community-driven action.

FEATURING
- Angela Bishop, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
- Deborah Dickey, Manager, Dartmouth North Community Food Centre
- Mary Gordon, Founder and President, Roots of Empathy
- Sylvia D. Hamilton, Rogers Chair in Communications, University of King’s College
- Keith McIntosh, Founder, PLATO
…And more.

https://thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-social-impact/
http://spatztheatre.tickethalifax.com/events/44300203/the-walrus-talks-social-impact

Nocturne: Art at Night (Nocturne)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: October 14, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 p.m.-midnight. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned largely by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. The Nocturne program and map guide residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

Do all the good you can By all the means you can In all the ways you can In all the places you can To all the people you can As long as ever you can.

John Wesley