Courses and Events

ALL participants speaking in LibraryOur membership registration/renewal for the 2018-19 season is now available. Please click here for more information.

To register, simply click on the title below to find a course description, instructor bio and scheduling details. If you would like to continue with the registration click "Register Now" and it will take you to our secure online form. 

Due to a few changes at Open Acadia, we will no longer have regular business hours for walk-in visitors.  If you would like to visit our office, please call ahead at (902) 585-1434 or 1-800-565-6568 and we will set up an appointment to meet with you.


Winter 2019

Course Title



The Art of Botanical Painting
Mar. 6 - Apr. 24 Twila Robar-DeCoste
Birding for Beginners
Feb. 28 - Mar. 14 Richard Stern
Digital Photography – Beginners 101
Mar. 27 - May 1 Randy Hill
Exploring "Community" in Nova Scotia: Inclusions and Exclusions Feb. 15 - Mar. 15 Various presenters
From Norman to Plantagenet England
Mar. 21 - Apr. 18 Jennifer MacDonald
Gardening for Sustainability Jan. 18 - Feb. 8 Various presenters
Not Your High School Teacher’s Shakespeare – Act 2  Jan. 28 - Mar. 4 Anthony Harding
Watercolour Explorations
Jan. 23 - Feb. 27 Peter Martocchio
PAS Partnership - Behind Dvořák’s Piano Concerto: The Man and the Music Apr. 5 Michelle Boyd
Just Us! Partnership - An Introduction to "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" Apr. 19 Mike Butler
Just Us! Partnership - An Introduction to "The Tempest" May 31 Anthony Harding


If you would like to offer a course for the ALL calendar, please complete the Course Proposal Form below. If you would like to present a Lunchtime Learning Series session, there is a form for that below as well. These are the general criteria we are looking for in an ALL event...

1) Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions when proposed must be approved by the ALL Board and at the discretion of the Director of Open Acadia.

2) Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions should be of high quality.

3) Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions should not be commercial in nature (i.e. soliciting business)

4) Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions should not duplicate local events.

If you idea/suggestion meets these criteria, then please complete the proposal form(s) below.


Course Proposal Form (may also be used for seminars/workshops)

Our course calendar for 2018-19 is now complete. We are accepting course proposals for the 2019-20 calendar. Proposals must be received by May 13th, 2019 and will be reviewed by the ALL Advisory Board in May 2019.

Lunchtime Learning Series Proposal Form

We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2019 schedule of the Lunchtime Learning Series. Proposals will be accepted until August 12, 2019 and will be reviewed by the Advisory Board in August 2019.