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Now Playing: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society‘s Production of Dickens ‘ A Christmas Carol

"This talented group of actors brings energy and versatility which will be sure to entertain the audience in the Christmas season! Fun for all!"

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol.

They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first, wrapping their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs. Sure to get you in the festive mood!

The play is written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr and directed by Candy O’Brien.

Cast in order of appearance: Chérie Zinck, Samantha Vinqvist, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuck, Darrell Doucette, Michelle Grandy

November 21,22,23m, 28,29, December 5,6,7m, 12,13,19,20

Show times: 8PM/2PM

Tickets $15/$12 (Call 678-8040 for reservations).

CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville. For more information visit www.centrestagetheatre.ca

Ghosts of Kentville's Past: Thursday, November 20

There are plenty of incredible people who have helped to form the backbone of this dynamic town. Let Jerome the GraveKeeper and his ghostly friends inform and entertain throughout this creatively spooky look at history.

Told by the ghosts of many long-past local characters, these shows are a creatively spooky way to receive a local history lesson. The tours show you Kentville from a macabre angle, but they won't cause any heart attacks; that would be bad for business! The show is family-friendly, but let’s not kid ourselves, it's a history lesson, not every kid is into history.

Missed one of the outdoor shows? Aren't able to do the guided walks? Here's your chance to have all the characters come to you!

Come to CentreStage Theatre on Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students.

Partial proceeds for CentreStage Theatre.

Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Why not consider gift certificates for Christmas gifts (no dusting)!

They can be purchased at Chisholms in Kentville, Rick’s Frame and Art in New Minas or at the Box Office before play performances Friday and Saturday nights.

Also gift certificates and season passes can be purchased by emailing centrestage@centrestagetheatre.ca and someone will promptly get back to you.

People Behind the Scenes

Meet one of our newer (and younger) Front of House volunteers, Marcus MacKinnon! Marcus is from Kentville and is in grade 10 at North East Kings Education Centre. He is working very hard towards his bronze level for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Part of the requirements for each of the levels is volunteering in the community and he has embraced this fully at CentreStage. He enjoys meeting the people and getting to know the actors and crew for the shows. Thanks, Marcus, for your time and we look forward to supporting you as work towards accomplishing all three levels of this prodigious award. Look for his smiling face!

With Gratitude

CentreStage would like to thank the Kings County Historical Society for the opportunity to work together on Remembering Wartime Through Music and Theatre. Thank you to the patrons who supported this venture. It was our honour to bring some moments in our history to the spotlight. Without the dedication of all the volunteers, this event would not have been the success it was. Special thanks to Wild Lupin Media for providing the equipment and technical expertise that added so much to the show.

Pictures from the show can be found here.

Featured Artist for Farndale: Reg Corkum

Reg Corkum is a largely self taught artist and photographer. He spent a winter in an informal apprenticeship with local valley artist Jean Edmonds Hancock and has taken drawing classes in Ocala, Florida at the Red Swan. In his youth, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, in Toronto. His photography is published in many equine magazines including Dressage Today, Practical Horsemen, Midwest Sport Horse, Warmbloods Today, Horse Sport (Canadian), and more. As a fashion photographer in the 80's published LEI Glamour (Italy), Cent Idees (France), Cento Cose (Italy), publicity for Marie Claire, and Vogue, Dunia, Hogar Y Moda and Y Moda ( Spain), etc.

His style is realism and he works in graphite for drawings and oil (on canvas) for paintings. Reg has delivered many commissioned works (more than 250 to date). He has had one solo show and participated in several group shows including The Apple Bin Gallery, the Moorings Gallery, Acadia University Art Gallery, Autumn Art Fest (juried - won an Hon Mention for a graphite), Apple Blossom Art Fest (juried - Judge's Choice in Photography, First place in Graphite, First place in Oil, Judge's Choice Best in Show, People's Choice Best in Show). Other achievements include an invitation to participate with the American Academy of Equine Artists at the Kentucky Horse Park. Currently, he has seven limited editions available and a few originals in stock.

To briefly sum up what motivates the artist, Reg seeks to present a body of work that shows the horse as an athlete. He has also created a North American Sport Horse Blog that highlights some of his work over the span of 15 years that show the equine athlete doing what it is bred to do. Visit: http://noramsporthorse.blogspot.ca/

Reg currently resides in New Minas, NS and is available for photo bookings and commissioned art work. For more information, please contact regcorkum@yahoo.com

Yuletide Tea at the Kings County Museum, Saturday, Dec 6

Join the Kings County Historical Society in re-living memories of “Christmas on the Home Front” as we celebrate our annual Yuletide Tea at the Kings County Museum. Enjoy a traditional "cream tea" of tea & scones and plan on doing some holiday shopping at our bake/sales table while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. While here visit our Victorian Parlour all decked out in its Christmas Finery and our current exhibit, "A Soldier’s Story" exploring the lives of young men training at Kings County's Camp Aldershot before serving in WW1.

Kings County Museum, 37 Cornwallis St., Kentville, NS. Saturday December 6, 2014 2-3 pm

Admission is by free will donation (a suggested minimum of $5.00). To learn more please contact the museum at 902-678-6237

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Sneak Peek at What's Coming:

Sex Please, We're Sixty; A farce by Michael Parker and Susan Parker; January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25m, 30, 31, February 6, 7, 8m, 13, 14