Songwriters Circle with Alan Fraser, Marianne Girard, Jake Morley & Dylan Menzie

Saturday, September 23, 8:00 PM

Saturday September  23rd  8pm

Sunbury Shores   Water Street

Tickets   $20   Available at Cockburn’s and online below 

GROUCHO MARX liked Allan Fraser’s music so much he invited him for dinner at his home in the Hollywood Hills. The New York Times said of Fraser’s songs, “…with this range of feeling, dense imagery and unexpected depth, these words may well find a place in the oral tradition of poetry.” Fraser’s compositions have been recorded by John Oates (Hall and Oates), Tom Russell, Garrison Keillor with Andra Suchy of Prairie Home Companion, Cal Hand with Leo Kottke, Pat Donahue, Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, (also on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion), The Duhks, Penny Lang and Ron Hynes. NPR listed Allan’s signature song, Dance Hall Girls, as one of the 10 best songs of all time.

CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS nominee Marianne Girard has recorded three solo albums and appeared on many compilation albums, as artist and session musician. She has toured her music in North America and Europe to such praise as: “This Canadian Nightingale has not left my player in weeks” –RTL Radio Belgium. “… a revelation … served exquisitely by a voice that’s unequivocally pure and unrestrained.” –Toronto Star “Consistently stellar performance.” –All Music Guide

Dylan Menzie an unmistakable and compelling vocal range and adept songwriting ability Is one of Atlantic Canada’s prime musical exports. Two albums and multiple awards and accolades.

Jake Morely – His latest album “The Manual”  – “Exquisitely realised… it deserves to reach a very wide audience” “Incredibly Original Musicianship” “An undeniable melodic and lyrical piece of art”. “Bold and stark; At times touching and intimate”


Friday, October 13, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Taste of St.Andrews

Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Location:  Water Street

Explore the different stores along Water Street, while Indulging in the foods of St.Andrews in this unique event. There will be live entertainment along Water Street to entertain you between locations on the street. All tastings are within walking distance of each other and will feature food samples in the stores along with wine sampling, beer sampling and cocktails. Last year was non-stop fun and with over 20 locations this year, it will not disappoint! Tickets and maps of locations will be available during the night at two locations. Tickets will be $2 per ticket, samples start at one ticket each. Tickets available here! 

Be sure to buy your tickets early as only a select number of tickets will be available on the night of the event!

2016 Participating locations

  • Savour on Water Street with Chef Alex Haun and Chef Pierre Richard
  • Sunbury Shores with the Algonquin Hotel on location
  • Honeybeans
  • St.Croix Olive Company with the 5 Kings Brew Pub on location
  • Water Street Fine Crafts
  • Leather House
  • Drewhaven
  • Serendipin Art featuring NBCC
  • Spice Box and Back Room Deli
  • Tradewinds Import
  • Toose’s on Water with Chef Chris Aerni
  • Worth a Wiggle
  • Europa
  • Station On King
  • Kit and Kaboodle
  • Kandyland
  • Century Barbers
  • Windsor House
  • Kennedy Inn
  • Pure Esthetics
  • Red Herring Pub
  • Lumberjacks
  • Video Shoppe
  • Harbourfront Restaurant
  • Tweedside Road
  • Garden by the Sea


Saturday, October 14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Come and enjoy this unique wine tasting event, which will take you through the locations through the community. Your $40 passport will give you access to a fun afternoon of getting to know various wine and beer through enjoyment and education.  Don’t be disappointed by a sold out event – purchase your tickets in advance.  The hop on, hop off bus will be available to transport everyone from the downtown area to Kingsbrae and the Algonquin Resort.  Bracelet pick up will be at Market Square starting at 12:00 until 2:00. Tickets available here!

Book Signing – Mr Martin
with author Kathy Hooper

Saturday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Stop by the gallery to meet local author and artist Kathy Hooper! She will her book Mr. Martin available for sale, and will be signing copies. The book is written by Kathy Hooper with beautiful illustrations by Fred Harrison, is about imagination, creativity and community.

“Mr. Martin, is really a story about transformation and about art and how it can change a persons life.  Shy Mr. Martin, like many people, wanted to paint when he was young but left that dream behind to work at a job when he grew up.  Suddenly by luck chance, he begins to paint and in doing so meets people who become friends!  He quits his job and becomes a very happy man.”   –  Kathy Hooper

Kathy Hooper

Painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramist, was in 1994 winner of the Strathbutler Award for excellence in the visual arts and craft in New Brunswick. Born in Africa, she studied in England and in South Africa before coming to Canada in the early 1960’s.


Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

In Halifax, 150 victims of the sinking of the Titanic lie buried beneath identical black granite headstones. Twenty years ago, when one of these headstones had become damaged, the Halifax Regional Municipality sought to replace it; but because there is no historical record about the source quarry, its location had to be solved scientifically. In this presentation, retired Dalhousie geology professor, Dr.  Barrie Clarke will describe the Sherlock Holmes-ian techniques of sleuthing through cemeteries, repositioning of relatives, fumbling through forests, and labouring in laboratories to collect enough forensic evidence to locate the right quarry. The geological evidence is in the age of the rocks (422 million years old), the chemical composition of the entire rock, and the types and compositions of the minerals. These characteristics are just as unique to rocks as DNA is to living material. The search for the quarry of origin took place from Sweden to Massachusetts, but the forensic evidence clearly shows that the source quarry is in Bocabec.

Dr. Barrie Clarke
Retired Professor of Petrology and Current Adjunct
Department of Earth Sciences
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Barrie Clarke obtained a BSc. and M.A. in geology from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in petrology from the University of Edinburgh. He became an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University in 1970 and spent 37 years there doing teaching and research. His research began on volcanic rocks in Baffin Island and West Greenland, expanded into kimberlites (diamond-bearing rocks) in the Arctic and southern Africa, and then mainly concentrated on the granites of Nova Scotia. Work on the origin of the Titanic headstones began as a pastime, but grew into an obsession.