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Weekend Wrap-up: May 18-19, 2013

1. It’s Bluenose weekend in town! If your kids aren’t running in the Doctors NS run on Saturday morning then get out and cheer, it’s an amazing sight to see over 4000 kids running through downtown with their little blue noses! 2.

If you would rather skip the chaos and head out of town then the sheep at Ross Farm Museum have had their lambs and are ready for their annual shearing at Wooly Weekend! There will be demonstrations in sheep shearing, washing & spinning wool. Learn about the importance of sheep to early settlers and about the work involved to produce yarn and how woolen yarn was used to make material for the clothing necessary for the cold winter days. 3. On Saturday, the Discovery Shop will host a Q-Ball Maze day that involves maze challenges and prizes! Come by and have some fun creating different mazes and test your skills. There will be prizes for tallest working maze and speed challenges — as well as draws and giveaways throughout the day! 4. Halifax’s fine feathered friend Merlin will be celebrating his birthday in style on Saturday and you’re invited. Head to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for crafts, activities and cake to celebrate the big day. Throughout the day, you can try their Seek-a-Macaw scavenger hunt with a draw for a prize pack. At 1:00, they’ll be offering a variety of fun crafts and at 2:00, they’ll have cake and juice in the foyer before everyone sings Happy Birthday to Merlin and he gets his presents. 5. Maritime Midways returns for its first time since last years Fall Fair to Exhibition Park in Goodwood! They will have all your favourite rides and games as well as plenty of food and refreshments available and be operating from 3pm on Friday and closing on Monday at 10pm, Rain or Shine! 

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