A Vegan Supper Party

We are delighted to announce an opportunity to meet Sydney Humble and Dylan Nickolet and to sample their culinary creations…

Both from Saskatoon, the young couple are avid explorers who spent last winter travelling the world.  This year they have chosen to travel around their own country and drove here at the beginning of the month in order to spend a few months in Parrsboro before going to Montreal where Sydney will be commencing a program of study at Concordia University in January.  A visual artist, Dylan is making good use fo his time here to draw and create every day. He has also worked several years in kitchens and loves creating and cooking wholesome food for himself and loved ones.

Join us on Sunday 22 October at 5pm in the Nonesuch Café.

The cost is $12 per person and reservations are required.  You can reserve by email at fun@hmsnonesuch.com or by telephone at 514-979-3978.

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PWR Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser at BlackRock Bistro

Who is a “Refugee”? 

“A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence”.

Next Saturday, 12 December from 4:30 pm -8 pm at the BlackRock Bistro, a PARRSBORO WELCOMES REFUGEES spaghetti supper fundraiser!

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available on request.

Tickets are $15 each.

Email fun@hmsnonesuch.com or message us on Facebook to reserve yours now.

You can also pick your tickets up at Main & Station (Parrsboro’s old Post Office) or from Nancy Curleigh, Uli Rockenbauer, Irene Taylor, Judith Bauer, or another of our many group members.

For more information about PWR and for how to make your donation, please read below.

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A group of concerned Parrsboro citizens have formed a committee named “Parrsboro Welcomes Refugees”.  We will be privately sponsoring a refugee family of four.  Our family will have been previously screened by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Government of Canada.  Most people are both well informed and aware of the stressful situation in the Middle East and Syria.  The Federal Government has promised to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year.  We are eager to assist in reaching this goal.

Canada is the only country in the world to allow private sponsorship.  Sponsoring a refugee family is a concrete way to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II.  The Federal Government’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the organization Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), assume overall responsibility and liability for the management of sponsorship.  Our committee will be working closely and jointly with ISANS.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will be responsible for a rigorous security screening.  Our group is responsible for housing, food, clothing, local transportation and other basic necessities of life for the first year.  By then they are assumed to be basically independent.

Keep an eye on both the fundraiser page and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ParrsboroWelcomesRefugees/) for more information about refugees and other groups working to help these desperate families and children!

We have set up an online fundraiser under https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6132M2 and to date we have raised over $7,000.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.  We would be happy to respond to your questions or concerns.  Tax receipts will be issued by ISANS in the year 2016 for all financial donations over $20.

Please open your hearts and be willing to help.

 

Delicious Fungus, Open Discussion, and MAP: an Exhibition Opening & Reception

  • 10:30 am Tuesday, July 28  Nonesuch Talks: judith bauer talks about Mycophagy: Delicious fungi, mushrooms, insects, cheese and more
  • 10:30 am Wednesday, July 29  Nonesuch Talks: OPEN DISCUSSION: Why Now Isn’t there a better time?
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 30 Nonesuch Talks: OPEN DISCUSSION:  Happiness What is it and does Bhutan have the right idea?

We have three Nonesuch Talks this week beginning at 10:30am and whatever you do, DON’T MISS THE EXHIBITION OPENING of  Montréal À Parrsboro… MAP … a Mail Art Project  on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 pm come meet Montreal artist Loren Williams  and have a look at her latest work, MAP, a mail art project connecting Montreal, Quebec with Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

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Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotiahttp://hmsnonesuch.com/

Charcoal, Visible Voices, Mudflats and War Poetry

Donna Jacobs Charcoal Workshop

  • 10:30 am Tuesday, July 14 : Donna Jacobs __in residence Artist’s Talk
  • 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 14 : Poetry at the PO with featured poet Donna Jacobs
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 16 : Maxine Westhead with Mudflats of Minas: the weird and the wonderful
  • 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, July 18: Drawing Blind Charcoal Workshop  REGISTER NOW !!
  • Ongoing :  DRAWING OUT LOUD EXHIBITION continues in our secondfloor gallery.
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DON’T MISS THE EXHIBITION OPENING of Drawing Out Loud - Faces of Lyme Disease 

Also, this week we have 3 NONESUCH TALKS :

 On Tuesday, July 14  come listen to Quebec artist and poet Donna Jacobs talk about her work.
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On Wednesday, July 15 tune in for Bruce Wark‘s – Visible Voices: The Radio Revolution PART II   Why and how was radio invented? Who made the world’s first broadcast? And what can we “see” when we listen to it? Veteran radiophile Bruce Wark takes us on an audio tour: radio then and now.

On Thursday, July 16 enjoy  Mudflats of Minas: the weird and the wonderful with Maxine Westhead – Marine organisms abound in what looks like a lifeless surface. Marine Biologist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Maxine Westhead talks about the Minas Basin Mudflats.

POETRY NIGHT  IS TUESDAYS AT 7:30 !!!

For the regular tuesday Poetry Night this week we are pleased to welcome war poet Donna Jacobs from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec.  Come hear selections from her book Still In Arms. A mother’s perspective of a soldier’s life and sacrifices.

Next week on July 21st, Truro poet Chad Norman will join us as featured poet. Chad has published some 15 books and his 16th, Learning To Settle Down, is due out this Fall from Black Moss Press. Chad’s 17th book, Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Sky, illustrated by Truro artist Bruce Wood, is a children’s book – also poetry – due out later this year. Chad will read to us from Learning To Settle Down and from Masstown, a collection that celebrates the once-thriving dairy community west of Truro, in Colchester County. You can read more about Chad Norman here: http://sandraphinney.com/author-author/author-author-2/
 **Please note that the café is open from 10am -2pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and for coffee, snacks and dinner each Tuesday from 5 P.M. and we are also open By Chance or By Reservation. If the door is open or the lights are on, please stop in.
 
This week’s menu will include : Madras Vichyssoise Soup; Black Bean Mango Tortas, Broccoli Quiche; Cheese Platter with a selection of local, Québec, and international cheeses; Greek Salad; Janet’s Breakfast; Fruit Tarts; Rhubarb Pie (GF), Cappucino, Fresh juice; and more.
 

Bees, Posterity, Exhibit Closing, Feta Cheese & No Poetry

  • 10:30 am Wednesday, July 8 : Bees & Dialogue, with Monique Léger.
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 9 :  Writing for Posterity with Linda Hargrave.
  • Ongoing :  FULL BORE MYSTIC EXHIBITION continues in our secondfloor gallery. The exhibition will CLOSE this Friday, July 10th. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the work created by Mark BeeBe & Julia DaDDS this June while in residency at Main & Station.
This week we have NONESUCH TALKS.
On Wednesday, July 8 we have Bees & Dialogue with Monique Léger and on Thursday, July 9 the subject is Writing for Posterity with Linda Hargrave.
The regular tuesday Poetry Night is cancelled this week but please join us again next week for some poetic fun and interesting discussion. Donna Jacobs from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec will be our featured poet on July 14th. She will read to us from her book Still In Arms. A mother’s perspective of a soldier’s life and sacrifices.
On July 21st, Truro poet Chad Norman will join us as featured poet. Chad has published some 15 books and his 16th, Learning To Settle Down, is due out this Fall from Black Moss Press. Chad’s 17th book, Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Sky, illustrated by Truro artist Bruce Wood, is a children’s book – also poetry – due out later this year. Chad will read to us from Learning To Settle Down and from Masstown, a collection that celebrates the once-thriving dairy community west of Truro, in Colchester County. You can read more about Chad Norman here: http://sandraphinney.com/author-author/author-author-2/
 **Please note that the café is open from 10am -2pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and for coffee, snacks and dinner each Tuesday from 5 P.M. [closed this evening but we will be open next week], and we are also open By Chance or By Reservation. If the door is open or the lights are on, please stop in.
 
This weeks menu will include : Sesame Carrot Soup; Red Lentil Burgers; Eggplant, Potato & Cheese Casserole; Black Bean Tortas, Mediterranean Quiche; Cheese Platter, Greek Salad; Dippy Eggs; Chocolate Layer Cake; Rhubarb Pie (GF), Fresh juice; and more.
 
** The café has gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free options. Please tell us when placing your order if you have any food allergies or restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.
Hope to see you there!
Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
168 Main Street (the red brick building with the clocktower)
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Today in the Café

Our guest speaker for this morning’s coffee talk will be Bruce Wark here to tell us about Visible Voices: The Radio Revolution Why and how was radio invented? Who made the world’s first broadcast? And what can we “see” when we listen to it? Veteran radiophile Bruce Wark takes us on an audio tour: radio then and now.

Janet is baking up some fresh Carrot Pineapple Muffins for the occasion and we also have fresh Maple Nut Granola served with yogourt, fruits, and maple syrup, Peanut Butter Banana Toast, Chocolate Toast and more.

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