COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NOTICE: Please note that effective immediately Kinsmen Radio Bingo on 98.9 XFM will move from Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. to Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Our first bingo of the season will be Wednesday, September 5. The Antigonish Kinsmen thank you for your continued support.

WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 15

SHOPS Toonie Draw fund raiser will take place every Wednesday between 2 and 4 p.m. Register and play each week (by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays) for your chance to win. If your number is drawn on a week you don't play, the pot increases for the following week. Pay in advance: 13, 26 or 52 weeks. Cash / cheques may be left with your registration number at participating businesses: Sherbrooke Garage, Bud's Quikway, Feltmate & Son, Rhynold’s Convenience and Whitney’s Corner Store. Full rules posted at each location. Must be age 19+ to participate. All proceeds will go to SHOPS.

SATURDAY
AUGUST 18

Pork chop barbecue at the Bayfield Community Center (317 Bayfield Beach road) from 4 to 7 p.m. Menu includes: barbecued pork chops, salad plate, rolls, apple crisp and coffee or tea. Cost is $16 per plate (take-outs available). Sponsored by the Harbour Authority of Bayfield and St. Mary's Church, Bayfield,

SATURDAY
AUGUST 18, 25
and SEPTEMBER 1

The Guysborough Community Market take place at the Jost Building on the Guysborough waterfront from 9 a.m. till noon. Locally made handicrafts, jewelry, leather works, wooden bowls, preserves, cards, knitting, crocheting, vegetables, eggs, baking, and homemade chocolates. New vendors are always welcome. For more information, contact Sandi Potter at 902-358-2061 or sandi@thepotters.ca.

SUNDAY
AUGUST 19

Service led by Ralph Sams at Wesley United in Guysborough, 11 a.m. All are welcome.

The Guysborough Historical Society Heritage Day at the Old Courthouse Museum (106 Church Street, Guysborough) begins with a barbecue at noon followed by the Fabric of Time presentation from 1 to 3 p.m., the Heritage Trust exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. and finally the Royal Weddings presentation by guest speaker professor Barry Mackenzie from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 902-533-4008.

The annual Lochaber Blueberry Festival will take place at the Lochaber Centre (1555 Highway 7 in North Lochaber, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Come and enjoy a wide selection of delicious wild blueberry based desserts, plus coffee, tea or juice. Live music by Great Blue Heron.

CHANGE OF DATE: the kitchen party at the Guysborough Intervale Hall will be held on the fourth Sunday of the month (August 26) for August only. Start time is still 2 p.m. Local entertainers will perform and a lunch will be served. Admission is $5 per person.

There will be a kitchen party at St. Francis Harbour Hall, St. Francis Harbour, 2 p.m. All entertainers are welcome. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call Patsy at 902-533-3957 or Ruby at 902-533-2769.

FRI. and SAT.
AUGUST 24 and 25

The 11th annual Sherbrooke Village Rally That Gives motorcycle rally begins Friday with registration at the courthouse in the village, 6 p.m. Entertainment by Dave Carroll to follow, 7 p.m. Registration continues Saturday at the Sherbrooke Village ball field, 9:30 a.m. Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per rider and $25 per passenger. Fee includes Friday’s concert, a poker hand, lunch, field games, Show & Shine with awards and music. Proceeds are donated to The Lodge That Gives, Cathy’s Place Resource Room and the Holy Redeemer Convent – all of which offer support to cancer patients and their families.

SAT. to MON.
AUGUST 25 to 27

A three-day hands-on workshop on the art of book-binding will be held at historic Sherbrooke Village. Cost is $120 per person. Register by emailing sherbrookevillagewritersguild@gmail.com.

THURSDAY
AUGUST 30

The Larry's River Picnic Weekend begins with a card making session at the parish hall, 6 p.m. Only 25 seats are available so pre-registration is required. Call 902-525-2725. All are welcome.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 31

The Larry's River Picnic Weekend continues with an open mic night at the parish hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. All are welcome.

SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 1

The Larry's River Picnic Weekend continues at the parish hall with a parade at 1 p.m., games of chance from 2 to 4 p.m. and a hot turkey / ham supper from 4 to 6 p.m. A dance with music by Pogey will round out the evening from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. All are welcome.

SAT. and SUN.
SEPTEMBER 1 and 2

The Sherbrooke Village Cooperative Art Gallery (40 Back Street, Historic Sherbrooke Village) presents "Late Blooms from the Artists' Garden" show Labour Day weekend, from 2 to 4 p.m. (both days). Come and see the new works inspired by our own gardens on display outside the gallery (inside if raining).

SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 2

The Larry's River Picnic Weekend continues with a liturgical service at St. Peter's Church at 11 a.m. followed by brunch in the parish hall at noon and a mini boat race at 2 p.m. Finishing off the weekend's events will be the All About Acoustics concert at St. Peter's Church featuring local talent, 7 p.m. All are welcome.

SUNDAY
SEPT. 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.

SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 8

A new Chase the Ace begins (and will continue each Saturday) at the Mulgrave Fire Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 9

A Fix-It Fair – a trade fair supporting local entrepreneurs and handy folks who repair and repurpose items as a business or hobby – will take place at the Sherbrooke Village Ball Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are free for vendors and admission is free for everyone. To book a table or for more information, call Debbie at 902-522-2281, Denise or Josh at 902-522-2049 or Lynn at 902-522-2400.

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.

Services for All Saints Anglican 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.

Kitchen parties at the Guysborough Intervale Hall the third Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Local entertainers will perform and a lunch will be served. Admission is $5 per person.

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.