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More from today’s cycling festival

Samba Nova drummers, some wearing bike helmets, entertained cyclists who lounged around on the Commons.


Breakaway artist.


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Weeds, pasta-making and Moonshine Ramblers


HALIFAX — The Dandelion Festival started on the weekend. According to the event website, it celebrates the “original home-grown, DIY, local, non-corporate, uncultivated anarchist of the plant world.”

Families should note Saturday’s “Extravaganza” at the George Dixon Centre, featuring kid’s games, live music and a potluck. Thanks to organizers who sent over the schedule printed below.

SCHEDULE FOR MAY 5 – 8
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Pasta making and cooking with Moonfire Organic Farm (at Union Mission Kitchen, 2107 Brunswick St.)

Thursday, 6 p.m.
Edible weed walk with Jen Stotland (starting at George Dixon horseshoe courts, 2501 Gottingen St.)

Friday, 6 p.m.
Fermentation workshop. Mead and ginger beer with Jocelyne and Natalia (at the Grainery, 2385 Agricola St.)

Saturday, 3:30-8 p.m.
Dandelion Festival Celebration (at George Dixon Centre). Features a potluck with dandelion foods; information tables; children’s games; live music and entertainment; Moonshine Ramblers at 7 p.m.; and an open mic for poetry, music and stories. Free admission. Donations appreciated.

Kite festival gets running start

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HALIFAX — Shifty winds and at least 30 kites danced above the Commons on Saturday afternoon. All the flying objects and variable gusts suggest that next year’s Kite Flying Festival could use an air traffic controller.

But a few crossed kite lines didn’t stop the fun.

Among the kites aloft were Chinese panel kites, tetrahedron-shaped cells and store-bought models decorated as butterflies, Spiderman and Barbie.

Rina Otero, director of King’s View Academy, said the school wanted to organize a festival that tapped into an activity shared by cultures around the world. Students attended a kite-building workshop in preparation for the day. She said Saturday’s cool, cloudy weather didn’t disrupt the inaugural event.

“For a beginning, I think it’s great. There are a lot of people out here that we don’t know,” said Otero.

She hopes to have musicians and involve vendors selling international foods at next year’s event.


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