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New event: Sheffield Mills group plans Eagle Watch kickoff party

Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch file photo
Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch file photo

SHEFFIELD MILLS - A new launch event has been planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch.

The inaugural Eagle Fest evening will take place the Friday before the first watch weekend, Jan. 28-29.

Eagle Fest – a ticket-only event featuring a wine tasting – will run Jan. 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Sheffield Mills Community Hall, 98 Black Hole Road. The Sheffield Mills Community Association is hosting the evening of activities as a way to raise funds that will assist with the operation and maintenance of the community hall, formerly known as the Sheffield Mills School House.

“The evening will include sleigh rides and snowshoeing (both subject to weather), a talk on the night sky from Paul Lalonde and a bonfire talk on the importance of the eagle in First Nations culture,” said a press release organizers issued Jan. 11 to promote the event.

“Refreshments include hot soup from the chef at Crystany’s Brasserie in Canning, coffee, tea, soft drinks and wine from Blomidon Estate Wines. Live music will be provided by Andy Webster.”

Eagle Fest tickets – selling for $20 per adult and $10 per child – can be purchased at: Crystany’s Brasserie or Maple Leaf Home Hardware in Canning, Sea Level Brewing in Port Williams, Eos Natural Foods, Box of Delights and We’re Outside Outdoor Outfitters in Wolfville and Valley Stove & Cycle in Kentville.

The second Eagle Watch weekend will run from Feb. 4-5. The hotspot for sightings is at the corner of Middle Dyke Road and Bains Roads shortly after the eagles are fed in the morning.

“The activities planned on both weekends… include live music, presentations on the eagle in First Nations culture, displays by the Blomidon Naturalists Society, eagle-themed artwork by Beadbough and crafts for kids hosted by Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. The made-from-scratch pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.” the event’s press release reads.

Contact Jill Gerrits (jillgerrits@gmail.com) for more information about Eagle Fest tickets, or reach out to Malcolm.lake@rocketmail.com or 902-582-1708 to learn more about the Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch.

The inaugural Eagle Fest evening will take place the Friday before the first watch weekend, Jan. 28-29.

Eagle Fest – a ticket-only event featuring a wine tasting – will run Jan. 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Sheffield Mills Community Hall, 98 Black Hole Road. The Sheffield Mills Community Association is hosting the evening of activities as a way to raise funds that will assist with the operation and maintenance of the community hall, formerly known as the Sheffield Mills School House.

“The evening will include sleigh rides and snowshoeing (both subject to weather), a talk on the night sky from Paul Lalonde and a bonfire talk on the importance of the eagle in First Nations culture,” said a press release organizers issued Jan. 11 to promote the event.

“Refreshments include hot soup from the chef at Crystany’s Brasserie in Canning, coffee, tea, soft drinks and wine from Blomidon Estate Wines. Live music will be provided by Andy Webster.”

Eagle Fest tickets – selling for $20 per adult and $10 per child – can be purchased at: Crystany’s Brasserie or Maple Leaf Home Hardware in Canning, Sea Level Brewing in Port Williams, Eos Natural Foods, Box of Delights and We’re Outside Outdoor Outfitters in Wolfville and Valley Stove & Cycle in Kentville.

The second Eagle Watch weekend will run from Feb. 4-5. The hotspot for sightings is at the corner of Middle Dyke Road and Bains Roads shortly after the eagles are fed in the morning.

“The activities planned on both weekends… include live music, presentations on the eagle in First Nations culture, displays by the Blomidon Naturalists Society, eagle-themed artwork by Beadbough and crafts for kids hosted by Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. The made-from-scratch pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.” the event’s press release reads.

Contact Jill Gerrits (jillgerrits@gmail.com) for more information about Eagle Fest tickets, or reach out to Malcolm.lake@rocketmail.com or 902-582-1708 to learn more about the Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch.

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