NOT Spryfield events

Hello everyone, I have one Spryfield and three non-Spryfield events to post. (I thought they might be of interest though, because they all have a Spryfield connection). 
McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) Open House
Starts: October 15th, 2014 – 5:00pm
Where: Captain William Spry Centre
A new trail is being extended along the McIntosh Run.
The Open House commences at 5:00 p.m. for viewing maps and discussing the plans, with a formal presentation scheduled for 7 p.m.
Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Conference – Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22, 2014
Now in its 14th year, the Volunteer Conference gives residents an opportunity to participate in training, networking and learning equipping them with the tools to become more effective in their volunteer work and to help enhance the strong leadership base in the region.
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
Harbourview Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, 101 Wyse Road


Community Conversation: Fairview and Clayton Park 
Your community.  Your health.  Your voice.   The Chebucto Community Health Team, a partnership of Capital health and the IWK Health Centre, offers many programs in the Clayton Park and Fairview area.  You can help shape the free health and wellness programs that are offered here in your community.   Community Health Teams provide free wellness programs and navigation in your community where people live, work and play.  We also work closely with our great community partners to help build a stronger community together.  We need your help to shape the programs and services to best address the needs and concerns of your neighborhood.  Come make your voice heard and receive a $10 grocery gift card for your time. 
Thursday October 23
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Benedict Parish
45 Radcliffe Drive
Tuesday November 4
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Fairview Legion
50 Hillcrest St.
Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so call early to ensure a seat.  Please call 902-487-0652 and leave a message to register, or to inquire about special considerations. Please specify which event you plan to attend.  We hope to see you there!
Author Reading: Sylvia D. Hamilton – And I Alone Escaped to Tell You
Thursday Oct 16 / 7 p.m.
The settlement of African peoples in Nova Scotia is a richly layered story encompassing many waves of settlement and diverse circumstances–from captives to ‘freedom runners’ who sailed north from the United States with hopes of establishing a new life. The poems in And I Alone Escaped to Tell You endeavour to give these historical events a human voice, blending documentary material, memory, experience and imagination to evoke the lives of these early Black Nova Scotians and of the generations that followed. This collection is a moving meditation on the place of African-descended people in the Canadian story and on the threads connecting all of us to the African diaspora.
Copies of the book from Gaspereau Press will be available for sale and for signing by the author.
Sylvia D. Hamilton is a filmmaker and writer whose awards include a Gemini and the Portia White Prize. Her poetry has been published in The Dalhousie Review, West Coast Line, The Great Black North and Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the Fifties. She was a contributor to, and co-editor of, We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays In African Canadian Women’s History. She lives in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.

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