COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 18

A free ten-week stop smoking program begins at Bayview Education Centre (133 Company Road, Port Hood) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Stopping smoking may be difficult but it can be done and this program will provide you with tools to make quitting easier. Nicotine replacement and medication are available as part of the program. Registration is required and can be done by calling 902-625-8819 or (toll free) 1-888-291-3535.

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 19

Trivia night at the Heatherton Community Centre, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). Entry fee is $20 per team of four. A cash bar will be available.

Family round and square dance at St. Mary's Parish Hall (Highway 245, Maryvale, Antigonish County) from 9 p.m. till midnight. Music by Shelly Campbell and guest. Tea and sweets will be provided. Admission is $10 per person, free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 20

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

Come and enjoy a fall supper featuring delicious seafood pot pie at the Bayfield Community Centre (317 Bayfield Beach Road) from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal also includes a side salad and biscuit, dessert and coffee or tea. Cost is $15 per plate. Take out available. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by St Mary's Church, Bayfield.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 21 and 28

Services for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at St. John's in Sherbrooke, 11 a.m. at Kirk in Glenelg and 6:30 p.m. at Bethany in East River St. Mary's. 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.

TUESDAY
OCTOBER 23

Mulgrave Road Theatre Foundation's annual general meeting will be held at the MRT building in Guysborough, 5:30 p.m. All members of the foundation are invited to attend. Anyone who is interested in joining the foundation’s board of directors can call 902-533-2092 or email admin@mulgraveroad.ca.

WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 24

Hike Nova Scotia and Positive Action for Keppoch present a guided hike on the Summit Loop Trail at Keppoch Mountain in Antigonish, 6:30 p.m. Make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight. Qualify to win a trail prize. Visit www.hikenovascotia.ca for more details.

FRI. and SAT.
OCTOBER 26 and 27

Antigonish International Film Festival: join us for 33 documentary films including award-winners that address music, art, refugee and immigration issues, gender issues, politics, history, environmental causes and more. Tickets are $20 each, $5 for students / unwaged or by donation at the door for individual films. Tickets can be purchased at Hart’s of Boylston General Store. For more information including schedules and locations, visit www.antigonishfilmfest.org.

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 27

Turkey supper at the Goshen Community Centre from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost is $14 per person.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 28

St. Patrick's annual roast beef supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Patrick's Hall in Guysborough Intervale. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children.

The Chedabucto Place Association is pleased to present "A Tribute To Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys" featuring Ryan Cook at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre in Guysborough, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 902-533-2015.

FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 2

There will be an old time family square dance at the Guysborough Intervale Hall from 8 to 11 p.m. A lunch will also be served. Admission is $10 per person (free for children).

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 3

Bake sale and flea market at Trinity United Church in Mulgrave from 9 a.m. till noon. Door prizes, free admission. Make sure to come early.

St. Barnabas Guild Christmas Bazaar at the Ecum Secum Fire Hall, 11 a.m. Christmas items, raffles, and bake sale. A lunch will be served; chili and chowders, homemade beans, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost of the meal is $7 for adults, $4 for children (free for ages 4 and under).

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 4

The Havre Boucher Veterans’ Association Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at the Havre Boucher Community Centre beginning with a church service at 10 a.m. followed by the laying of the wreaths at 2 p.m. Wreaths can be ordered at Gary’s Groceries until the cut-off date of November 1.

The Mini Trail Community Centre's annual hip of beef dinner will take place at the centre (Route 337 in Lakevale, Antigonish County) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Take out available. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 902-870-5528 or at the door on the day of the event.

WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 7

A Time of Remembrance will be held for families and friends of those who have died while in the care of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital from February 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018. The service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel), 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 10

Fall fair at the Port Felix Parish Hall beginning with games at 2 p.m. Includes a silent auction, cake walk and chocolate wheel. A buffet supper will follow from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Includes rolls, desert and coffee or tea. Cost is $10 per person. A 50/50 ticket draw will also be held. Proceeds will go to St. Joseph’s Parish Port Felix.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 11

The Torbay Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 117, will hold their Remembrance Day service at Communities Along the Bay in Larry’s River, 10:20 a.m. A lunch will be served following the service. Everyone is invited.

A Remembrance Day service will be held at the Country Harbour Gun Club, 10:40 a.m. A light lunch will be provided after the service.

TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 13

Take part in a paint afternoon with Liz at the Moser River Community Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. "Autumn Scene" will be the subject. For more information, call Bev at 902-932-8510 or email ledden.bev@gmail.com.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 17

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. We are still accepting vendors; for more information and a registration package, visit www.facebook.com/hbrviewchristmasmkt/.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 18

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 25

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.

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.

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.