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Program Descriptions

Adult/Parenting Programs

Arts Night Out

*Please register

Join us for a monthly night of creativity through arts and crafts. All the materials are provided and childcare is available. 

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Time For Me

*Please register

Parents are invited to take some time to run errands or just have time for themselves while their kids play in Child Development.

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Coffee Talk

*Please register

Coffee Talk is an opportunity for parents to come together to relax and have a coffee while their children play in Child Development.

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Parenting Workshops

*Please register

Our parenting team offers a variety of workshops every month. Check out our program calendar to see what's being offered! 

Child Development

Sunshine Gang

(Children ages 3-5)

*Please register

A summer camp, 3 mornings a week (2-week long session) for children 3-5 years old. Children enjoy outdoor play, fun activities and healthy snacks.

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North Grove Campers

(Children ages 6-7)

*Please register

The North Grove Campers is a summer camp, 3 mornings a week (3-week session) for children 6-7 years old. Children enjoy engaging in activities based on their interests, outdoor play and healthy snacks.

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Child-Parent Interactive

Baby & Me

Children under 1 year and caregivers)

*Please register

'Baby & Me' is an interactive program facilitated by our family centre team for caregivers & newborns to 1-year-old babies. You'll have the opportunity to meet others with young babies, play and enjoy a snack together. 

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Family Playgroup

(Children ages 1+ and caregivers)

*Please register

Time to get together and play! This program will be taking place in our child development space or outdoors in the Discovery Garden. 

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Food and Families

(Children ages 2+ and caregivers)

*Please register

Come cook and share a meal with your child and take home the ingredients to try the new recipe at home.

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Community Action

Community Action Appointments

*Please register

If you need some one-on-one help to connect with support in the community, please call 902 464-8234 to make an appointment with our Community Action Coordinator, Vinn.

 

Issues that community members often see us for include housing, accessing basic needs, physical and mental health supports, etc.

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Drop-in Programming

Good Food Market

Every Friday from 10-11:30 a.m.

Come by our weekly Good Food Affordable market, where we have produce for sale at affordable prices. Our market is for those who cannot afford or are unable to shop at other grocery stores. 

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Community Lunch

Every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Join us for a delicious and hearty lunch every Tuesday.

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Family Supper

Every Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Join us for a delicious and hearty supper for families with school-aged children.

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Drop-In Breakfast

Every Wednesday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

Join us for buffet-style brunch every Wednesday morning.

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Welcome Housing Drop-In

Every Wednesday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness and need support, come chat with the Welcome Housing staff during our Breakfast Drop-in.

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Café Drop-In

Every Thursday from 11-12 p.m.

Join us for coffee and a buffet-style breakfast. This is a great opportunity to sit down and meet people in the community! 

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Community Health Team

Wellness Navigator Drop-in

Wednesday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

Once a month, a wellness navigator will be here during Breakfast Drop-in to help you identify your health needs and connect you to resources in the community. See our calendar to see when they will be in.

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Food Skills (Adults)

Food Demo 

*Please register

Join us as we walk through a simple and delicious recipe. You will enjoy a sample taste and get the recipe to make at home.

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Primrose Preserves

*Please register

Join us in the kitchen to learn how to turn fresh food into shelf-stable preserves that will last all year.

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Cooking Together

*Please register

Join us for a fun afternoon as we cook together and try out some tasty recipes.

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Food Skills (Kids)

Young Cooks

(children ages 7-9)

*Please register

Join us for this fun, 4-week cooking program where kids can make delicious recipes from scratch!

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Youth Cooks

(children ages 13-15)

*Please register

Join us for this fun, 4-week cooking program that allows kids to grow their cooking skills and learn to make delicious recipes from scratch!

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Farm-To-Table Cooking

(children ages 8-11)

*Please register

Join us for this fun 4-week program that combines basic gardening skills and basic cooking skills, while highlighting the connection between the two!

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On the Farm 

Plotter's Meals

*Please register

For folks with a community plot, these are an opportunity to come for a meal and meet your fellow gardeners! 

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Gardening Workshops

*Please register

Our community farm team offers a variety of workshops every month. Check out our program calendar to see what's being offered! 

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Partner Programs

John Martin Youth

*Closed program 

The grade seven classes from John Martin Junior High come by to volunteer at The North Grove.

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BFEC Youth Program

*Closed program 

Students from the Bedford Forsyth Education Centre come by the volunteer on the farm!

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Pre-primary Cooking at Harbour View

*Closed program 

Our child development team leads a cooking class for the pre-primary classes at Harbour View Elementary School.

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Legal Aid Appointments 

Wednesdays from 10-11:30

*Please register

A Legal Aid Navigator is available, by appointment, on Wednesday mornings to provide information and support for family law, child protection issues and assist with Legal Aid applications.

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Salon Talks with the Sisterhood

*Please register

A safe space for African Nova Scotian women to uplift and empower each other through open and honest conversations about mental health. You'll enjoy a relaxing self-care experience and a FREE manicure while gaining meaningful connections.

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Barbershop Talks with the Brotherhood

*Please register

Barber Shop Talks are a safe space for Black men to talk about race and health while receiving a FREE professional cut, fade or shave. 

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