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Weekend Wrap-up: February 7-8, 2015


1. With all this snow, have you been wondering where to go tobogganing? Google has put together this great list, so grab those sleds and head out to find the best one!


 In the early 1800’s the only source of light would have been by candle. Many families would have had to make their own candles or else go with no light at all. Come join staff at Ross Farm this weekend in making candles just like the settlers would have done years ago.

3. It’s the last concert at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for this season’s Family Series, in partnership with Symphony Nova Scotia. “Black is Beautiful” features music by composers of colour in a concert that will educate and engage you! The orchestra will perform a whirlwind of styles and genres, from African hymns to jazz, funk rock and hip-hop. This will be musical fun for all ages! No need to worry about staying still and being quiet – they encourage activity and participation. This concert also features a “sensory friendly” performance especially for those with autism or developmental disabilities.

4. Have your kids wanted to try snowboarding or skiing? There’s certainly enough snow now! Both local hills, Martock and Wentworth (which has the added benefit of a magic carpet for little learners) have great learn to ski packages!

5. Head to the Central library on Saturday and grab a seat. You are going to hear the story of Africville, the historic Black community that was destroyed during the 1960s in Once. You will hear it artfully told with storytelling, dancing, dramatic monologues, and original music by local African Nova Scotian youth. Cast: Jayla James, Nathan Simmonds, and Jacob Sampson.

6. It’s a material world means something quite literal to the Discovery Centre as they welcome another fun, interactive exhibit to their roster! Strange Matter is all about the science of stuff that material scientists love to explore, manipulate and combine in order to create something new and useful. What is a material scientist? A person who studies the scientific properties and applications of materials of construction or manufacture; such as ceramics, metals, polymers, and composites!

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