COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SATURDAY
JULY 22

A fish chowder / chili luncheon will be held at the Wesley United Church Hall, 32 Queen Street, Guysborough from noon to 1:30 p.m. Both meal options include a roll, sweet and choice of coffee or tea. Cost is $8 for fish chowder, $6 for chili. Eat in or take out. All proceeds will go to the building fund.

Live country music performed by Robert Bouchard at the Country Harbour Gun Club from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per person at the door.

SATURDAY
JULY 22 and 29

The Guysborough Community Market will take place in the JOST 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 while you enjoy a hot cup of tea, iced tea or coffee and baked goodies. Available goods include leather crafts, artwork, jewelry, cards, jams, knit-crochet-quilted clothing and toys, carved wooden bowls, organic foods 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 along with a number of other vendors.

SUNDAY
JULY 23

Services for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are 9 a.m. in Bayfield (Christmas in July service) and 11 a.m. in Guysborough. All are welcome.

St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / the United Church of Canada services at St. Johns in Sherbrooke, 11 a.m. For information on Sunday school, youth group or bible study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

The Chedabucto Curling Club annual duckie race and chicken barbecue will take place at the curling club from noon till 4 p.m. There will be games of chance, entertainment, barbecue chicken (while supplies last) and of the course the big race itself (tide dependent).

WEDNESDAY
JULY 26

Steve Wright and Family will appear in concert at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 7 p.m. Admission is $20. For tickets, call 902-533-2015.

FRIDAY
JULY 28

Comedian Belynda Cleare returns to the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 8 p.m. Admission is $15. For tickets, call 902-533-2015.

FRIDAY
JULY 28
and
THURSDAY
AUGUST 3 and 10

The artist-in-residence at Historic Sherbrooke Village will host non-instructional ‘plein air’ painting sessions at Sherbrooke Village, starting at 10 a.m. – with critique and cookies to follow at 3 p.m. Join Wilda Kaiser at the artist-in-residence building for a “360 in the field” painting day. Artists will paint in the fenced-in field between Front and Back Street. There are lovely vistas to paint in every direction (if it rains, we’ll paint inside). Come on along and don’t forget to bring paints, easels, a chair, bug spray and a bag lunch. Poets and writers are also invited.

SATURDAY
JULY 29

Eddy Coffey and the Grey Foggy Dew’O present Music From the Rock and From the Heart – original Newfoundland songs (country, Irish, Celtic, jigs and reels; party music for all occasions) – at Piper’s Pub in Antigonish from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. For tickets, call Donna at 902-870-6304.

The Guysborough Players present the musical comedy “I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore”at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 7 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door.

SUNDAY
JULY 30

St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / the United Church of Canada services at Kirk in Glenelg, 11 a.m. For information on Sunday school, youth group or bible study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

Joint service for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) at Hadleyville United Church, 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow at the Hadleyville Fire Hall. All are welcome.

FRIDAY to SUNDAY
AUGUST 4 to 6

34th Annual Seal Harbour Reunion Days – Friday: Potluck supper on Grandmother’s Hill, 5 p.m. Saturday: Breakfast at the Seal Harbour Church Hall, hosted by Warren and Andrea Manthorne, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. There will be pancakes, sausage, eggs, muffins and more. Free will offering to the Seal Harbour Cemeteries Association; Tea By the Sea, 11602 Highway 316, from 2 to 4 p.m.; There is no official Saturday evening event this year, we are planning to meet for ice cream and enjoy the view at the Interpretive Centre in Goldboro before gathering at Seal Harbour Cove for a bonfire. Sunday: Reunion church service followed by a potluck dinner, 11 a.m. All outdoor events are weather permitting. Please join us in celebrating a wonderful 34 years of getting together and embracing many neighbouring communities in the celebrations.

SATURDAY
AUGUST 5

Flea market at the Drumhead Fire Hall from 9 a.m. till noon. Assorted household items and baked goods will be for sale. Watch for the balloons.

The Charlos Cove Association’s annual Charlos Cove picnic parade will take place (in Charlos Cove, of course), 1:30 p.m. A picnic / barbecue will follow. There will be fun, games of chance, a straw game with prizes and so much more.

SUNDAY
AUG. 6, 13, 20 and 27

St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / the United Church of Canada services are 9:30 a.m. at St. Johns in Sherbrooke, 11 a.m. at Kirk in Glenelg and 6:30 p.m. at Bethany in East River, St. Mary’s. For information on Sunday school, youth group or bible study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

TUESDAY
AUGUST 8

A free creative writing workshop will take place at the Port Bickerton Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join award winning journalist and author Janice Landry for a creative writing presentation, book signing and workshop where we will discuss story idea and development, combating our fear of writing, focus, tone, voice, interviewing, messaging and other challenges faced by people of all writing levels so bring your ideas and questions. Registration is required and can be done by emailing Wilda Kaiser at wakaiser@hotmail.com (we have room for 20 participants). Janice will also have copies of her books (The Sixty Second Story and The Price We Pay) available for sale, $20 each.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 11

Merchandize bingo and bake sale at the Sheet Harbour Lions Centre, 183 Pool Road – bake sale, 1 p.m. / bingo, 1:30 p.m. Proceeds go to New Horizons Seniors. Everyone is welcome.

TUESDAY
AUGUST 15

Indoor multi-vendor yard sale at the Sheet Harbour Royal Canadian Legion (downstairs) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go to New Horizons Seniors.

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 Guysborough Baptist Church, 3 p.m. Come join us for lively, scriptural teaching. All are welcome.

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.

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.