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Weekend Wrap-Up, Feb 15-17, 2019


Celebrate the Snow Days and here’s to Heritage Day in Halifax!

1. The community of Sackville is getting together to Celebrate the Snow Days, February 15-18! Among an avalanche of activities, breakfasts, and parties, there’s a free-to-enter scavenger hunt going on throughout the weekend, clues will be available on their website and at the Sackville Public Library on Friday morning at 10am. The Days really kick off with a Free Family Costume Party on Friday at 6:30pm at the Sackville Legion and Winter Play Day is in full frolic Saturday from 1-4pm at Acadia Park. There’s a Free Skate at Sackville Arena on Sunday at 2pm and a Snow Days Parade on Monday beginning at the Legion at 2pm. There’s so much goodness going on over Snow Days you better start planning now! Check out the Snow Days calendar of events, it’s gonna be a busy family weekend!

2. Stop by Fultz House Museum at 33 Sackville Dr this Saturday FROM 12-2 and enjoy free soup, biscuit, and cookie lunch and check out the museum. A perfect paring with Nova Scotia Heritage Weekend and Sackville Snow Days. Please Note: soup and biscuit lunch is available while quantities last and parking is down Memory Lane.

3. Have a whale of a time at the Discovery Centre on Saturday the 16th for World Whale Day! Celebrations begin with a centre-wide event exploring whales and dolphins that live in our waters. Compare whale body lengths using the whale rope; check out their communication underwater; and dive deep into some exciting research being done locally! Talk with Discovery Centre staff, their friends from JASCO, MARS (Marine Animal Response Society, and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, as well as other special guests. Museum is open 10-5 and this sea of events is included in the price of admission!

4. The Conservatory School of Dance presents Alice: The Ballet, a combination of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass set to a score by Edvard Grieg. Get ready for elaborate costumes, outlandish characters, and vivid sets. Explore the wondrous space between childhood and the adult world; follow the white rabbit and Alice down the rabbit hole! *This Sunday Only* At 1 or 4pm at The Spatz Theatre, join the Mad Hatter, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts on an enchanting journey through a magical land. Children of all ages are welcome to join in on some pre-show crafting at 12:30 in the lobby of, and during intermissions to have posters signed and pictures taken with the ballet dancers.

5. It’s Nova Scotia Heritage Day at The Oval on Monday at 1! FREE skate and helmet rental! A day for all ages! Come dressed as your favourite mascot or character. There will be face painting and some visiting mascots to get photos with. A fun afternoon for the whole family. Helmets must be worn by all children 12 and under.