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Weekend Wrap-up: Oct 26-27, 2013

1. Learn about discoveries, gold rushes and disasters as Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure, returns to Halifax. Last on view at the Art Gallery of NS, "Gold" explores all the ways that this precious metal has impacted our society, from our mining history to its use in art and jewellery. A great interactive exhibit.

2. HRM Recreation and Findlay Community Centre invites you to their annual Pumpkin Patch! Free pumkin carving, facepainting and more! Sunday October 27th from 1-3pm at the Fairbanks Centre, Shubie Park. Also, Gentle frights and lots of fun await you at the Boo Bash. Dress in costume, hear stories and sing songs. Then make a craft to take home. Saturday Oct 26th from 10:30 – 11:15am at the Keshen Goodman Public Library.

3. Prepared to be spooked by science at the Discovery Centre’s Annual Spooktacular Science event on October 26 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The family-friendly evening will include Halloween-themed activities, demonstrations and science. And of course what Halloween party would be complete without a costume contest! It’s guaranteed to be spooky fun for the whole family!

4. It's Family Sunday at the Art Gallery, Celebrate the Sobey Art Award! One Sunday a month the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosts Family Sundays. Drop in with your family and friends between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm for an afternoon of in-studio activities inspired by a specific exhibition or theme. All materials supplied.

5. Who likes a party?!  It's the GRAND OPENING celebration of their second and newest location of Fiddleheads Kids Shop on Larry Uteck Blvd this Saturday! Bring your little ones out for the day and enjoy: Tasty treats: Two if By Sea coffee and croissants, Morris East pizza and delicious birthday cake. Fun times: bubbles, balloons and tattoos – everything a kid likes! Tons of prizes and giveaways happening every hour, including a cloth diaper pack from Thirsties, and a bear rug from Manhattan toy, a Silhouettes night light and a giant Melissa & Doug giraffe!

6. Gulls, gulls and more gulls! Join The Young Naturalists Club for an introduction to some of the species of gulls that are found in our Halifax Harbour waters. Gulls are an extremely important part of of our ecology and you may be surprised at the variety we have here. Join David Currie, President of the Nova Scotia Bird Society as we use telescopes and binoculars to identify the gulls at MacCormack’s Beach in Eastern Passage and then a short walk along the west side beach of Hartlen Point. Meet at 9:00AM at MacCormack’s Beach parking lot, Eastern Passage. After some birding at the beach, we will car pool a short distance to Hartlen Point. Duration will be approximately 2 hours.