Schedule

Friday, Oct. 14

1:30 a.m. : Fleet Launch at Alma wharf. Concert by Fundy Ceilidh one hour before launch. Free lobster rolls, sticky buns, and beverages provided by Village of Alma. Fireworks. Make sure you get to Alma in plenty of time before the launch.

6 p.m.: Kitchen Party in Alma Activity Centre, 8584 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket includes music and a dinner of chowder, rolls, and dessert. Alcoholic beverages provided for sale. Bring your own instruments to join in the jam led by the Bearded Bards of Fredericton. Evening will be capped off with the First Annual Claw-In to enshrine a few lucky attendees as honorary members of the Alma Lobster Fleet. Details on how to register coming.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Time TBA: Yoga on the beach. Free.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Alma Market. This market features the area’s top artisans, crafters, and food producers and will feature a range of products from jam to photography to handicrafts. It will be held in Alma’s Activity Centre, 8584 Main St.

10 a.m.: Celtic dancing workshop for children: Led by Celtic dancer Julia Tompkins-Bannister, this half-hour workshop is especially designed for children. It’s free and will be held in Alma’s Multi-Purpose Building, 13 School St.

11 a.m.: Celtic dancing workshop for adults: Led by Celtic dancer Julia Tompkins-Bannister, this hour-long workshop will teach the fundamentals of Gaelic dancing for adults. It’s free and will be held in Alma’s Multi-Purpose Building, 13 School St.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Sandcastle Building on the beach. Come and build your most imaginative creation on Alma’s ever-fluctuating beach. You can show up anytime during these hours. Judging of the designs will take place at 2 p.m. (two hours before the tide will wash away all traces) and prizes will be awarded. Free.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Treasure Hunt led by the Port City “Pyrates.” The pyrates will be wandering the streets and beach of Alma handing out treasure maps that will lead children to a special treasure. Free.

Noon: Nova Scotia singer Melanie Ross-Breen will hold a one-hour concert in Alma’s Activity Centre, 8584 Main St., during the market.

2 p.m.: Nova Scotia singer Melanie Ross-Breen performs a special half-hour children’s concert in the festival tents in front of the Molly Kool Centre, 8618 Main St. Free.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Friends of Fundy is planning an evening of song, food, and fun at the tents in front of the Molly Kool Centre, 8618 Main St. Come and enjoy a delicious meal then dance to the tunes of the band. A Silent Auction will be held simultaneously in the tent to raise money to support next year’s Fleet Launch celebrations. Information on how to purchase tickets will be released soon.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Time TBA: The day begins with yoga on the beach. Free.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Lumberjack Breakfast provided by the Girl Guides in the Alma Activity Centre, 8584 Main St. Donations accepted.

10:30 a.m. to noon: The Friends of Fundy present a Chocolate Sound Immersion, a fusion of scent and music, in the Molly Kool Centre, 8618 Main St. More information on admission coming.

Noon: Lobster Boil. Have a lunch of the “fruit” of the Bay of Fundy. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Held in the Alma Activity Centre, 8584 Main St. Information on ticket sales coming.

Noon: Free concert by the Sons of Gael, a traditional Irish and Scottish band, in the Alma Activity Centre, 8584 Main St.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Well-known artist Tim Isaac will hold a Mosaic Workshop in the tents in front of the Molly Kool Centre, 8618 Main St. More information on how to register coming soon.

3 p.m.: Lobster Plunge on Alma Beach. Take a dip in the cold waters of the Bay of Fundy to raise money for a local playground! Grab some sponsors; make the dip & donate! Costumes encouraged. To register, please contact karen-lindsay@hotmail.com