Category Archives: fundraiser

Canning Library Auction and Talk

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The Canning Merritt Gibson Memorial Library is presently running the third silent auction until May 11, 2018.  Included in this auction are:

  • 2 tickets to the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts presentation of North Mountain Vanya
  • gift certificates from Longspell Farm and Moon Tide Farm
  • a gift basket of spice mixes and infused oil from Farmer John’s Herbs
  • a set of vouchers and market bag from Wolfville Farmer’s Market
  • a tea, herb and sauce pack, and
  • a gift certificate from Lee’s shop.

Please see our display of items during library open hours, take a look at the street-side billboard and follow Merritt Gibson Memorial Library on Facebook.

 

Horticulture Talk

Carol Goodwin of Beneath the Boughs Woodland Plant Nursery and Pottery in Kentville is joining us Saturday May 5 at 2 PM to talk about her horticultural specialties.  Carol is also a talented sculptor and potter, and will be able to answer a wide range of questions about plants and art in the garden.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free will offering. Come join us!

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Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19, 2018

Canning Village's Merritt Gibson Memorial Library sale items
The Merritt Gibson Memorial Library is holding a number of fundraising events prior to our popular May long weekend Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19th, 2018.  The library is in  planning stages of building upgrades including insulation and window installation.

Our Vesey’s campaign is currently offering a wide range of products including seeds, seed mats, annuals, perennials, bulbs, and live plant/bare roots.  The 5 foot long by 17 inch seed mats are an easy quick way to fill in that awkward area in your yard with vigorous colourful growth, and are an excellent value, as they can be split up to cover many small areas.  A Vesey’s catalogue is available at the library to help you select and some library members also have them and are collecting orders which all must be prepaid to the library.  A few of our library members also are taking orders.  Contact the library if you’d like to order with us this way.

The library is also holding a number of silent auctions as part of our fundraising efforts.Currently bidding has begun on an attractive and functional set of items donated by Jordan’s Home Furnishings, including a crushed glass nightlight, an unbreakable solar camping light, a ceramic mini-lamp with silk shade, and various kitchen serving and prep ware, as well as a hardcover book for holding recipes.  This auction closes on the 24th March.

The new lot being offered for bidding will start on the 25th March, and includes a beautiful handmade large bowl created especially for this event by Aspinall Pottery,  a collection of Arbonne cosmetics from The Landing Day Spa and Studio, art supplies from ArtCan and others, a bag and food vouchers from Wolfville Farmer’s Market, and a basket of culinary items from Farmer John’s.

The items can be seen at the library, on our library and heritage billboard beside the library, and on our Merritt Gibson/Canning Library Facebook page.   Bidding can be done in person at the library, or by using messenger on our Merritt Gibson Memorial Library Facebook page, by emailing to canninglibrary@gmail.com, or by phone at 902-582-7699, or call 902-582-1958 where you can leave a message.

We also have a number of speakers for April and May including award winning lily cultivation expert Wayne Ward and Carol Goodwin of Beneath the Boughs Nursery who specializes in woodland and unusual species to present growing ideas.  Dates of speakers will soon be announced.

Canning Leadership Tea Event, April 7, 2018

Canning Village's Leadership Tea poster
Join the festivities Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10 (doors open at 9:30) AM, as we introduce Canning Village’s Leadership Candidate for 2018. Meet the candidate and enjoy some treats and beverages. Admission is $7 (and free for children under 10). See you there!

Barns of the Eastern Shore Lecture

The Fieldwood Heritage Society is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Gordon Hammond on The Barns of the Eastern Shore. Old barns are iconic, beautiful parts of our landscape which are rapidly being lost, taking with them important insights into the creativity of early Nova Scotian farmers. Gordon is a professional museum planner, and has been instrumental in developing Memory Lane Heritage Village. Please join us this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm. The event will start with a tour of Kevin Wood’s barn on highway 358, located in Port Williams NS, just south of Church Street (with the large white barns), and continue with Gordon’s presentation at the St John’s Anglican Church Hall (on the corner of Church Street and Highway 358). Parking is available at the church. Admission is $10 (cash or cheque only, please). Refreshments will be served. See attached poster for details.