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October 22, 2009

BY PAT MARTIN

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Hats off to Ross Creek Centre for the Arts for becoming a greener facility by partnering with Michelin Canada, O’Regans, the Ecology Action Centre and Conserve NS to reduce auto emissions and pollution equal to a trip around the equator in just five weeks. A 15-passenger van transported summer arts campers, artists in residence and volunteers and actors from Two Planks and a Passion’s off-the grid summer production of Rockbound.

The van’s Co2 emissions were 1942 kgs compared to 13131 kgs for the equivalent car usage. A total 6939 kms was raveled, opposed to 46,896 kms if cars were used. “Making the centre environmentally sustainable and responsible is one of our primary concerns.” says Executive Director Chris O’Neill, “Our tracking of the van proves that, working together with the corporate sector and government, we can make huge strides to produce immediate benefits for the environment and the community.”

The Centre is currently seeking other business and partners to create an arts facility that inspires and fosters not only creativity, but also sustainability like solar power, composting toilets, renewable building material and environmental design assistance

The Canning Lions Hall Sunday flea markets are back beginning October 18. Doors open to sellers from 6 to 8 a.m. and buyers from 8 a.m. to1 p.m. Tables are $5 each with free tea and coffee to sellers. Canteen is available. Wheelchair accessible. Contact Don at 678-5525 for details.

Please donate to your local food bank. The Canning and area food bank is open Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. or contact Harry Currie at 582-3886 to drop off donations during the mornings at 1000 Seminary St., Canning. “Now until March is when we are in the most need of donations,” said Currie.

An open fiddle jam session will be held at the Canning Lions Hall October 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring the Kings Fiddlers. All ages are welcome. Free admission and canteen available. Contact Robie at 582-3323 or rwfarms@xcountry.tv

A ticket auction of all new items will be held on October 25 at the Canning Legion. Viewing begins at 11 a.m. and draw at 1 p.m. A canteen is available.

Halloween Karaoke at the Legion October 31 with music by Denny Myles; prize offered for best costume. Everyone 19 and over welcome. Free will offering. Contact the Legion at 582-7246 daily after 4 p.m.

The First Cornwallis Baptist Church baked beans and ham supper will be held in Upper Canard October. 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Menu includes home made baked beans, scalloped potatoes, ham, brown bread and rolls and apple crisp. Take-outs available. Wheelchair accessible. There will also be a bake table sponsored by the Canard Auxiliary with proceeds to the Youth Ministry. Adults, $8.50; children under 12, $4.

A Fun Fair will be held at the Canning Lions Hall on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The day will include RCMP car seat safety, Red Cross 72 hour survival kit for home, Moby the robot from the Resource Recovery Refund Board to promote waste reduction by entertaining the kids, bake sale, Chinese auction, fish pond and kids games, tea, coffee, BBQ, door prizes and lots more. Pauline is looking for people to bake for this event. All proceeds to the Arthritis Society.

Pauline is also selling $2 tickets to enter to win either a Nintendo Wii ($300 value), a beautiful hand made wooden trunk filled with linens, or an eye-catching 23 X 35 hand hooked rug.

Call Pauline at 582-1306 for further details.

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts hosts an artist-led, mask-making workshop for teens and adults October 24. Make a spectacular mask based on your requirements. Additional instructions on how to make a hairpiece can be obtained for an added fee.

Halloween will be celebrated October 30 at Ross Creek with an adult-only Venetian Masquerade Ball, inspired by the great carnivals of Venice and New York. Come dressed in your finest costume or mask and enjoy fine food and amazing activities by celebrating Halloween in a whole new way. Cash bar. Tickets are $65 or $120 for couples.

An open house will be held on November 1 from noon to 4:30 p.m. with Family Arts Sunday activities for all ages. Enjoy the harvest season with music, art, food, fun and friends. Admission by suggested donation of $5 each or $15 per family. Joanna Close new textile exhibit will be displayed in the gallery. Open from 12-4:30 p.m.

Adult art workshops at Ross Creek include an afternoon of skill advancement while understanding the world in new ways, lunch or refreshments with the artists. Mask making, mixed media collage with Judith Leidl and digital photography with Andrew Danson Danushevsky will be held October 24.

For details on Arts Centre events, call 582-3842 or e-mail at mail@artscentre.ca

Glooscap Elementary School: Provincial conference day is October 23 with no school for students. A home and school meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. October 26 and parents are encouraged to attend. Childcare provided. As well, a Scholastic book fair preview for students will be held October 28, with the scholastic book fair opening October 29 with a parent/teacher meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Northeast Kings Education Centre: there will be a middle school, student-led conference from 6:30 to 8 p.m. October 20; a high school dance from 7:30 to10:30 p.m. October 22; and there will be no school for students on October 23 due to a provincial conference.

Organizations: Ross Creek Centre, Michelin Canada, First Cornwallis Baptist Church Youth Ministry RCMP Resource Recovery Refund Board Arthritis Society Glooscap Elementary School

Geographic location: Ross Creek, Upper Canard, Venice New York

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