Upcoming Events

Canadian recording artist Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath, The Northern Pikes) returns to Chicory Blue General Store on Friday September 29 starting in support of Save Our Old Forests.  Come hear some new and familiar tunes, and explore the Select Menu for some tasty eats! 

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Select Menu: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Entertainment: 7:00pmm

Location: Chicory Blue General Store, 27 School Road, Blockhouse

Suggested Donation: $15 (partial proceeds to beneft SOOF Lunenburg Team).

Mycology Workshop with Keith Egger

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: Arlington Teaching Forest, 157 Arlington Road

Maximum Participants: 12

This course takes place out in the forest, please bring/wear:

Keith Egger is a retired professor and mycologist from BC who now lives in the Annapolis Valley. He taught a mycology course at the University of Northern British Columbia for many years before his retirement. If your sole interest in mushrooms is foraging for edibles, this might not be the workshop for you, as he will primarily be discussing the fungal diversity and ecology.

Minamkeak Lake Trail Walk

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

Time: 1pm

Location: Minamkeak Lake Trail*

Register: sooflunenburgcounty@gmail.com 

Learn about lichens with Frances Anderson and about edible mushrooms with fungus enthusiast Valerie Hearder.   Enjoy a hike suitable for all ages and hear about why our old Wabanaki/Acadian forests need protection.  The SOOF Lunenburg County team is working on a proposal to protect public lands in the Petite Riviere Watershed some in the Minamkeak Lake area.

*Directions to Lake Minamkeak Trail - From Bridgewater:

In the Quiet and the Dark - Saving the Eastern Hemlock

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Kings Theatre, 209 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of an Eastern Hemlock forest, In the Quiet and the Dark follows the passionate people fighting to save it from an invasive tree-killing insect, in hopes of preventing ecological catastrophe. 

Panel Discussion with Nance Ackerman (Director) and local experts to follow the screening. 

Workshop Guidelines

Informed Consent & Release Of Liability:  

Our workshops are a wonderful way to connect to nature, learn more about our forests and interact with the community, but it is not without certain risks, dangers, hazards, and liabilities to participants.   We require all participants (or their legal guardians) to complete, sign and date the waiver before they can participate in the workshop.  Click here to download the waiver and please ensure that you bring it with you to the event.  There will also be copies of the waiver available to sign at the event

CAlendar of events

Throughout the year AFPS will invite guest speakers to share their knowledge by hosting workshops at the Arlington Teaching Forest  If you have any suggestions topics for workshops or are interested in hosting a workshop please contact us at members@arlingtonforestprotection.ca