COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 17

Country breakfast at the Country Harbour Gun Club from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children.

Christmas market at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas presents galore including knitted and crochet items, leather crafts, paintings, jewellery, Christmas decorations, baking, cards, preserves and more. Join us for some good deals and an early start to your shopping. For more information or to reserve a table ($10 each), contact Sandi at 902-358-2061, sandi@thepotters.ca or through the Guysborough Community Market Facebook page or June Bowie at 902-533-2835.

The 2018 Harbourview Christmas market will be held at the Harbourview Community Centre (9503 Route 316, New Harbour) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Hot lunch available between noon and 1 p.m. There will be a huge assortment of handmade goodies including knitted and crochet items, photographs, jewelry, Christmas decorations, home décor, cards, books (autographed on site), sea glass and rustic artwork, spices, soaps, felted hats, quilts, clothing, baking, preserves and more. Great deals and exciting finds for everyone on your gift list this year. Vendor tables still available. For a registration package, visit www.facebook.com/hbrviewchristmasmkt/.

Anglican Church Victorian Tea at the Country Harbour Gun Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 per person.

Variety concert at the Charlo's Cove Parish Hall, 7 p.m. In aid of the Charlo's Cove By The Sea Association for repairs to the hall. There will be lots of great entertainment, a lunch will be served – plus there will also be a silent auction. Admission is $5 per person. Come and enjoy.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 18

Services for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges are 9 a.m. in Canso, 11:30 a.m. in Mulgrave and 1:30 p.m. in Boylston. All are welcome.

Fall bazaar at St. Francis Harbour Hall, 11 a.m. Bake table, prize wheel, grab bags, cake walk, crown and anchor and more. Chili and fish chowder will also be available for purchase.

Don't miss the last kitchen party for 2018 at the Guysborough Intervale Hall, 2 p.m. Parties will resume on April 21, 2019.

Christmas Prize Bingo at the Country Harbour Gun Club, 2 p.m.

Weekly progressive 45's card plays beginning again at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Includes cookie jars and 50/50. Everyone is welcome.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 18 and 25

Services for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at Kirk in Glenelg, 11 a.m. at Bethany in East River St. Mary's and 7 p.m. at St. John's in Sherbrooke. For more information about youth group, Sunday school (Jam Club), women's groups or bible study, call 902-833-2920 or visit us online at our website and Facebook.

FRI. to SUN., NOVEMBER 23 to 25
and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

The Sherbrooke Village Co-operative Art Gallery (Cook House, 40 Back Street, Historic Sherbrooke Village) will be open and decorated for Old Fashioned Christmas in Historic Sherbrooke Village. A wide variety of original artwork, from paintings and sculpture to cards, bookmarks and prints will be available for purchase: Dates and hours: November 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., November 24, 25 and December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 902-522-2400.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 24

You are invited to participate in a community museum strategic planning workshop at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Board of Directors of the Guysborough Historical Society and Old Courthouse Museum are looking for your ideas and suggestions on how they can continue to serve the needs of residents of Guysborough County. The results of these discussions will help shape their strategic plan for the coming years. A lunch will be provided. Register for this workshop by emailing guysborough.historical@ns.sympatico.ca or by calling Don Armstrong at 902-533-2488.

Christmas bazaar and roast beef supper at St. Paul’s Church Hall in West Ecum Secum with the bazaar beginning at 2 p.m. followed by supper at 3:30 p.m. There will be grabs, tickets, a bake table and lots of gift ideas.

The Goshen Community Centre's annual tree lighting will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a visit by Santa, followed by the tree lighting and singing of carols at 6 p.m. Then back inside for hot chocolate and cookies. Come and be part of a good start to the Christmas season.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 25

Services for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges are 9 a.m. in Bayfield and 11 a.m. in Guysborough. All are welcome.

Christmas merchandise bingo and bake sale at the Port Felix Parish Hall. Bake sale begins at 1 p.m. with bingo to follow at 2 p.m. Games will be 5 cents/card and 10 cents/card for specials; 15 regular games, 3 specials, 1 winner take half, 1 winner take all and 50/50 tickets. Canteen services will be available. In support of St. Joseph’s Parish Port Felix.

FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 30

Heatherton Group Home annual Christmas concert at the Heatherton Community Centre, 6 p.m. Complimentary tea and cookies will be provided. Door prizes and a 50/50 draw. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for children age 12 and under. Proceeds will go towards the group home's annual trip.

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 1

Save the date – it's the 6th annual "Breakfast with Santa" at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion from 9 to 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, fruit and coffee, tea or juice. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and under. Come and see Santa.

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 2

The Chedabucto Place Association is pleased to announce that the world renowned Men of the Deeps will perform their 2018 Christmas concert at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 2 p.m. For tickets, call 902-533-2015.

SUNDAY
DEC. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Services for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at Bethany in East River St. Mary's, 11 a.m. at St. John's in Sherbrooke and 7 p.m. at Kirk in Glenelg. For more information about youth group, Sunday school (Jam Club), women's groups or bible study, call 902-833-2920 or visit us online at our website and Facebook.

SUNDAYS

Hot breakfast, served the last Sunday of every month at the Auld’s Cove Fire Hall from 8 a.m. till noon. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12.

Services for Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Country Harbour Mines are 9 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month, 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Visit us online at www.threeharbours.net.

Services for Canso United Baptist Church, 11 a.m.

Mini-cribbage card plays at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion, 1 pm. Get our latest toonie-jar and bonus-pot values on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MulgraveLegion or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MulgraveLegion.

JAM Club (Jesus and Me), our charge’s Sunday School program for children and all ages, held every second Sunday at Kirk Memorial United Church in Glenelg, 2 p.m. St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, the United Church of Canada. For more information, call 902-833-2920.

Bingo at Maple Hall in Heatherton, 2:30 p.m.

Services for the Abundant Life Centre are held at the Guysborough Senior’s Apartment Complex in the Common Room, 3 p.m.

Services for Canso Christian Centre, 6 p.m.

Baptist worship services at New Harbour, 7 p.m.

Cribbage at the Goshen Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Join us for a few games, no partner needed. First, second and third prizes will be awarded and tickets will be sold on a 50/50 draw (three tickets for $2). Entry fee is $5 per person. Proceeds go towards the community centre.

MONDAYS

The Goldboro Quilters Group invites experienced quilters as well as those interested in learning to quilt to drop in and join us at the Goldboro Interpretive Centre from 1 to 4 p.m.

Members of the Port Bickerton Community Centre meet every third Monday at the center, 7 p.m. Those interested in becoming new members are invited. We also have an exercise room available for use throughout the week (please see a member for the key).

Chase the Ace at the Whitehead Community Centre from 7 to 8 p.m.

Crib card parties at the Sheet Harbour Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Entry fee is $6 per person. For more information, call Juanita at 902-654-2642.

League darts at the Whitehead Community Centre, 7:30 p.m.

Card plays at the Country Harbour Gun Club, 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

MON. to SAT.

Cascades Thrift Shop (22657 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour; a part of the Gerald Hardy Memorial Society) open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. Join us on Facebook (Ghms Sheet Harbour).

TUESDAYS

Auction 45s card plays at the Melrose Seniors’ Club, 1:30 p.m. Prizes and a 50/50 draw. Sponsored by the Melrose Seniors’ Club.

Dance fitness classes at the Country Harbour Community Centre from 6 to 7 p.m. All fitness levels are invited to participate. A healthy snack will be provided after your workout. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

Ladies basketball night at the Chedabucto Place gymnasium from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For Grade 6 and up (along with adults). Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

Canso Lions TV bingo, 6 p.m. Play at the Lions Club or at home by watching on Cable 6.

Open gym – a free program where children can be the master of play – at St. Mary’s Education Centre / Academy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All school-aged children are invited and encouraged to attend.

ECYA’s Chase the Ace fundraiser takes place at AJ’s Pub (237 Main Street, Canso) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are five for $5. For more information, call Marie at 902-366-2559 or email ecya@ns.sympatico.ca.

45s card parties at the Moser River Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 per person. All are welcome.

45s card plays at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Port Felix, 7:30 p.m.

Darts at the Country Harbour Gun Club, 7:30 p.m.

Ecum Secum Fire Department card parties at the fire hall, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS

Parent / tot drop-ins at the Guysborough Kids First Centre, Mulgrave Youth Centre and St. Mary’s Education Centre / Academy from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Fanning Education Centre from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Healthy moms / healthy babies drop-ins at the Kids First Centre in Antigonish from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Game and social day at the Goshen Community Centre, 1 p.m.

SHOPS Toonie Draw fund raiser takes place between 2 and 4 p.m. Register and play each week (by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays) for your chance to win. Full rules posted at participating businesses: Sherbrooke Garage, Bud's Quikway, Feltmate & Son, Rhynold’s Convenience and Whitney’s Corner Store. Must be age 19+ to participate. All proceeds will go to SHOPS.

Alzheimer Café is held the first Wednesday of every month at The People’s Place in the Antigonish Library, 5:30 p.m. The Café offers a comfortable setting for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and / or other dementia – and all those interested in socializing and learning more about dementia. Evenings often include entertainment and education, as well as food and beverages.

Music Jam Night at the Moser River Community Hall, 7 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. All are welcome.

Card plays at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Charlos Cove, 7 p.m.

Men’s workout sessions at the Fanning Fitness Centre from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The winter months are a great time to get healthy and learn some new skills at your local fitness centre. Work out at your own pace with personal trainer Wanda O’Handley there to assist you. Cost is $2 per person. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

45s card plays at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 pm. Get our latest toonie-jar and bonus-pot values on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MulgraveLegion or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MulgraveLegion.

45s card plays at the Hazel Hill Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Good prizes. Entry fee is $5 per person.

Auction 45s at the Goldboro Interpretive Center, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Bingo at the Sherbrooke Lions Club, 7:45 p.m.

THURSDAYS

A meditation program is held at the Sherbrooke Library from 11 a.m. till noon. Learn how to meditate followed by a short practice. Feel the peace and calmness. Newcomers are always welcome.

Creative Chaos – Art in the Afternoon at Bethany Center in Antigonish from 2 to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Presented by Teri Brean-Arsenault. For further information or to register, call 902-863-4726 or email bethanycenter@themarthas.com.

TOPS Country Harbour (NS 5296) weight support group meetings at the Country Harbour Community Centre from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Maxine at 902-328-2945.

Fanning family intramural night at the Fanning Education Centre gymnasium from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Need some time to unwind from the day while spending time with your children? Come and take part in organized activities with family and friends. This program will be ongoing throughout the school year. A supervisor will be on site. Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

Chase the Ace at the Port Bickerton Community Centre – tickets sold from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The bar will be open (ID may requested). Thank you for your continued support.

Bible study at the Canso Christian Centre, 7 p.m.

Bingo at Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Special games and a cookie jar. Open canteen.

45s card plays at the Canso Lions Club, 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes. Sponsored by the Canso Lions Club.

FRIDAYS

Senior’s Cafe takes place at the Sherbrooke Library from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Chedabucto family intramural night at the Chedabucto Place gymnasium from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Need some time to unwind from the day while spending time with your children? Come and take part in organized activities with family and friends. This program will be ongoing throughout the school year. A supervisor will be on site. Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

Canso Shamrock Club music night takes place the third Friday of every month, 7 p.m. Come and enjoy a relaxed evening of instrumental harmonies and classic songs. For more information, call Coleen at 902-366-2295.

Friday Night 45s card plays at the Trinity United Church Hall in Mulgrave, 7 p.m. Grocery prizes, 25-cents per game, no partner required, 50/50 draw and lunch served. A great evening of old-fashioned fun.

Chase the Ace at the Havre Boucher Community Centre, 7 p.m. Play continues until the Ace of Spades is drawn. Come and enjoy an evening out with entertainment and friends.

Chase the Ace at the Port Bickerton Community Centre, 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for three. Draw takes place after all money is counted. Thank you for your support.

45s card plays at the Whitehead Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Building Loonie Jar and a 50/50 draw. Entry fee is $6 per person.

Cribbage at the Country Harbour Gun Club, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAYS

Services at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Tor Bay, 2 p.m.

Enjoy a free skate at the St. Mary’s Recplex from 3 to 4 p.m. Skates and helmets are available, free of charge (made possible through funding support for the Province of Nova Scotia by the Department of Health and Wellness).

Chase the Ace at the Mulgrave Fire Hall, with tickets sold ($5 each, four colours available) from 7 to 9 p.m. Draw is held at 9:15 p.m. (50 per cent to the fire department, 25 per cent to the building jackpot and 25 per cent to the winning ticket holder). Come and enjoy a night of music, cards and friendly faces. NOTE: due to special occasions, Chase the Ace may be cancelled on occasion, but will resume the following Saturday.

Services are 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Guysborough Intervale and 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Church in Salmon River.

Progressive 45s card plays at the St. James Hall in Halfway Cove, 7:30 p.m. Full meal, grocery prizes and a loonie jar. Free hot coffee and tea. Sponsored by the St. James Anglican Church of Halfway Cove. Come and bring a friend.

Bingo at the Port Felix Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m. Nine $50 games, two $75 games, building jackpot and Toonie jar. 50/50 tickets will be sold and canteen services will be available.

Bingo at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Auction 45s card plays at the Melrose Seniors’ Club, 8 p.m. Prizes and a 50/50 draw. Sponsored by the Melrose Seniors’ Club.