Wolfville's After School Programs 2018

Registration for Fall After School Programs for P-5 students (now Monday-Friday!) opens next week!

Click Here for more info.

Employment Opportunity: After School Program Instructor

Wolfville has an immediate opportunity for multiple After School Program Instructors to join the team. The successful candidates will be responsible for directly delivering “themed” After School recreation programs that run throughout the school year.

Click Here to find out how to apply!

Artist Workshops in September

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Sign-up Online for Artist Workshops in September.

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Playing with Clay! with Marla Benton

September 9th from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Come and explore the playful qualities of clay! You will have the chance to play with clay and discover the amazing ability that it has to hold details and texture.  We will explore carving, stamping and printing into clay pieces that you have created.  Each participant will be able to create their own hand-built masterpiece! With the lengthy process that clay goes through to become a finished piece, participants will complete their pieces, including glazing them during the workshop and they will be able to pick up their pieces just over a week later after it has been dried and fired in a kiln. No experience necessary.  $100 includes all materials and a light snack. 

Marla Benton lives and works on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  She has a Degree of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and an Education Degree from Nipissing University.  She creates a variety of work ranging from functional service wares to sculptural installations. $100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

 

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Block Printing with Kate Ward

September 16th from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Design and print your own fabrics! In this class we will create and carve our own designs using block-printing methods to build up an image, which we can combine with simple stencil and fabric painting techniques, which will create depth and layers to our design. Set in the delightful historic grounds of Acadia University in the 'Potting Shed' next to the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens this course encourages artistic exploration of ideas that can be translated into a repeat fabric print. 

We cover basic colour theory to mix your own colours and experiment with transparent and opaque print pastes. The skills developed in this course can be applied in the studio or on the kitchen table.

Suitable for all skill levels.

$100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

 

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Gouache Landscapes/Cityscapes with Miyoshi Kondo

September 23rd from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Gouache! (pronounced gwash), is a water-based paint similar to watercolour, but can be applied and layered opaquely. Come explore this lovely and sometimes fickle medium. We will experiment with colour mixing and application techniques and then work on creating a finished landscape/cityscape. No experience necessary.

Miyoshi Kondo developed a penchant for gouache paint while acquiring a BFA from NSCAD University. Common themes explored in her work are how we function within, and relate to, our natural and constructed environments and our concepts of home. 

$100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

 

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Capturing the Sun - Cyanotypes with Bonnie Baker

September 30th from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Cyanotype is part science, part wonder -Cyanotypes are fun and easy and are the perfect way to begin your exploration of alternative photographic processes. Instead of a camera or phone, we will use iron compounds and sunlight to make photograms. Photograms are like silhouettes, or shadows the objects leave on the paper. You will arrange household objects, flowers, leaves, lace or anything else we find that can make an interesting shape into a pleasing design. When ready, we will go outside and expose your collages on prepared paper to the sun. After just enough exposure, you will wash your print in running water to bring out the white shadow pictures on a deep blue background, typical of cyanotype images. By end of our session, you will have a number of small cyanotype prints ready for framing to take with you as a memory of your day.

No experience necessary. Bonnie Baker has drawn and made prints as a professional artist for over 35 years. As an art instructor of as many years, she couples broad technical knowledge with passion and curiosity, gently guiding people towards exploring fresh creative ideas and unusual techniques.

$100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

Draft II of the Municipal Planning Strategy - Now Online!

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Public Consultation Session - New Skate Park Location

Our Skate Park is Moving!

Join us for a free BBQ and have your say on its new location.

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 5:00 - 6:30pm

at the current Skate Park Location on Main Street

(Behind the Legion)

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Did You Attend Any Mud Creek Days Events?

Click here to fill out our 30-second survey to provide your feedback!

Here are a few photos from our Wolfville 125 Street Dance with The Sundries:

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Mudley Thanks Creator Nicole Muir

Our Mud Creek Days Mascot, Mudley, was created 35 years ago by past and present resident Nicolle (Francis) Muir.

Councillor Wendy Elliott has provided some background to her story here:

Thanks, Nicolle Muir!

Mud Creek Days 2018 Finale Today!

It has been a great weekend of fun in the Town of Wolfville celebrating

Mud Creek Days, Wolfville 125 Edition, and we're not done yet!

Starting  at Noon (12pm), come check out the Finale at Waterfront Park, as this year's competitors for 

Wolfville's Amazing Race embark on their jouneys around the Town,

solving puzzles and completing challenges to find their way back to Waterfront Park by 2pm!

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Local musical favourites, Swig, will take the gazebo stage at 1pm and play throughout the

contest, and you won't want to miss Wolfville's Amazing Race Finale at 2 o'clock!

There will also be some WBDC vendors on the Waterfront, and a Historic Walking Tour at 3pm.

Don't forget about Shrek the Musical, a FREE showing at the Al Whittle Theatre, starting at 3pm also.

Tonight, at 7pm, everything wraps up with a special Cemetery Tour by Valley Ghost Walks at St. John's Anglican Church.

Check www.valleyghostwalks.com for tickets and details.

Wolfville Centennial Town Model Restored

Another Wolfville 125 celebratory act by the Town!

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Check out the full story by clicking here.

Photo Re-Creation a Success!

Find out where to get your copy of our "updated" Town photo here!

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UPDATE: Notice of Change of Street Closure - Fri.July.27th

Please be advised that Main Street will now be closed between Elm Avenue and Gaspereau Avenue at 5pm until 9:30pm on Friday, July 27th, 2018 for the Mud Creek Days Official Opening and Street Dance.

UPDATE: The section of Main Street between Gaspereau Ave and Central Ave will still be open to CARS/PASSENGER VEHICLES ONLY.  Large Trucks or Deleviery Vans should use Harbourside Dr./Front Street to bypass Main Street during this closure.

Please note the change in the closure (previously Elm Ave. to Central Ave, now Elm Ave. to Gaspereau Ave. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope that you will join us in celebration of Mud Creek Days and Wolfville 125! 

Kind Regards,  

Town of Wolfville

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Register for Mud Challenge and Amazing Race Now!

Mud Creek Days, Wolfville 125 Edition is fast approaching!  

If you'd like to take part in the super-fun contests we have planned,

please Register Here for the Mud Challenge,

which helps raise money for the Mudley Fund to help kids access recreation programs, or

Register Here for Wolfville's Amazing Race!

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Wolfville Summer Concert Series

The Deep Roots Music Cooperative, in partnership with the Town of Wolfville and made possible with funding from the Rotary Club of Wolfville - Mud Creek are proud to present the Wolfville Summer Concert Series at Waterfront Park!

Join us every Sunday from 2 - 4 PM and enjoy great music from some amazing talent.

Bring a chair, or come ready to dance!

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