COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SUNDAY
JUNE 25

Services for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are 9 a.m. in Bayfield and 11 a.m. in Guysborough. All are welcome to join us.

Services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, The United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at Kirk Memorial in Glenelg, 11 a.m. at Bethany in East River St. Mary’s and 7 p.m. at St. John’s in Sherbrooke. For information on Sunday School, Youth Group or Bible Study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

The annual Highland lobster supper will take place at the Mini Trail Community Centre, Route 337 in Lakevale, Antigonish County, from noon to 6 p.m. Includes a one pound lobster (in shell) with fresh butter along with fresh homemade coleslaw, potato salad, rolls and dessert. Cost is $20 per dinner (add a secoond lobster for $10), $15 per ham dinner and $8 per child’s meal. Take-out will be available. For advance tickets, call 902-863-4292 (or purchase at the door on the day of the event).

The Town of Mulgrave will be holding a community-wide yard sale. A list of participating locations and times will be available at the Town Office and RSpace.

FRIDAY
JUNE 30

Local paramedics will be holding a food drive at Avery’s Independent Grocer in Guysborough from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please come out and support your Canso / Guysborough Food Bank with food (non-perishable) or cash donations. Receipts for tax purposes are available upon request.

SATURDAY
JULY 1
CANADA DAY!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary in Guysborough: community market at the Marina Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Main Street community yard sale from 10 a.m. till noon. Family fun afternoon at Upper Boylston Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Music, cake and fireworks on the Guysborough Waterfront from 7 to 10 p.m. To book a table for the yard sale, call 902-533-3508 (ext. 238).

SATURDAY
JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

The Guysborough Community Market begins again at the Marina Building on the beautiful waterfront in Guysborough from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (running up to and including September 30). Come and enjoy a chat with your friends and browse the wide variety of unique local handcrafts including leather crafts, artwork, jewelry, cards, jams, knit / crochet / quilted clothing and toys, carved wooden bowls – and much more on display by our vendors. Our local historical writer, Marion Timmons, will be present throughout the summer with her books and paintings.

SAT. to MON.
JULY 1 to 3

Stanfest breakfast, hosted by St. Paul’s United Church, at the Canso Fire Hall each morning from 8 to 10 a.m. Includes scrambled eggs, ham, toast and coffee or tea. Cost is $6 per person. Homemade muffins and jams will also be for sale. All are welcome to come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and conversation.

SUNDAY
JULY 2

Breakfast / brunch at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Port Felix, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes bacon, sausage, bologna, pancakes, hash browns, scrambled eggs, toast, corn fritters and muffins plus coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to the St. Joseph’s Building Fund. Thank you in advance for your support.

Services for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charge (United Church) are 11 a.m. in Boylston and 1 p.m. in Mulgrave. All are welcome to join us to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada.

TUESDAY
JULY 4

A family round and square dance will be held during Highland Games week at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Highway 245 Maryvale, Antigonish County, from 9 p.m. till midnight. Music by Donna Marie DeWolfe and Marion Dewar. Admission is $10 per person (free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult). Tea and sweets will also be provided.

WEDNESDAY
JULY 5

The Gerald Hardy Memorial Society annual fashion show and strawberry shortcake fundraiser will take place at the Sheet Harbour Lions Centre, 183 Pool Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and available at Scotiabank.

SAT. and SUN.
JULY 8 and 9

The Rhubarb by the Bay Festival will begin on the Guysborough Waterfront Saturday morning, 9 a.m. Festivities include: Rhubarb Relay Race for kids; Rhubarb Jam (kids’ workshop) and Preserving 101 (adult workshop). A barbecue and music at noon. Rhubarb Preserves Competition featuring jams, jellies, relishes and other non-baking rhubarb items, 2 p.m. Days Gone By Bakery hosts Rhubarb, Rhythm & Blues, 9 p.m. till midnight. On Sunday, enjoy coffee and a sweet at Rhubarb Coffee Chat, Old Court House Museum, 10 a.m. Get creative at Rhubarb Crafting for ages 12 and up, also at the Museum, 11 a.m. Rhubarb Baking Competition – featuring three categories: Pies, Cakes and Desserts, 18 and under – at the Guysborough Waterfront, 2 p.m. Entries wanted for and prizes / ribbons will be awarded at both competitions. Recipes also wanted for a Rhubarb Cookbook that will be available at the festival. Email recipes to guysboroughcelebratescanada150@gmail.com, or drop them off at Days Gone By Bakery. For more information on the festival, visit GuysboroughCelebratesCanada150 on Facebook or call 902-533-3705 (ext. 238).

MON. to FRI.
JULY 10 to 14

Vacation Bible School will be held daily at Goshen Gospel church (as the community centre is still not useable) from 9 a.m. till noon. This program is for children aged three through Grade 8 and has a castle theme which should be lots of fun. For more information, call Marion Kaiser at 902-328-2024 or Dorothy Ostewig at 902-783-2156.

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 St. James the Martyr Church in Halfway Cove, 11 a.m.

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 will take place the third Sunday of every month at St. Patrick’s Hall in Guysborough Intervale, 2 p.m. Local entertainers will perform and a lunch will be provided.

Baptist worship schedule is 2:30 p.m. at Seal Harbour the first and third Sunday of the month, 2:30 p.m. at Goldboro the second and fourth Sunday of the month and 7 p.m. at New Harbour.

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.

Services for the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tor Bay, 7 p.m.

Cribbage at the Goshen Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Bring a partner and join us for a few games. 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.

Progressive 45s card plays at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Multiple Cookie Jars plus 50/50. Open bar and canteen.

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.

Badminton and volleyball drop-in at the Chedabucto Place gymnasium from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For Grade 6 and up (along with adults). Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, two winner-take-half, one winner-take-all, building jackpot and Toonie jar. 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.