COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 14

Flea market at St. Paul’s Church Hall in West Ecum Secum from 8 a.m. till noon. This will be our last flea market of the year.

Creative writing workshop, led by freelance writer and former coordinator of the Bangkok Women Writers Group Lois Ann Dort, upstairs at the Mulgrave Road Theatre building on Main Street, Guysborough, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 16 and up, no experience required. Free your pen and mind and explore your inner author. In this workshop participants will take part in several guided writing exercises with opportunities to share their work if so desired. For more information, email x2015iyi@stfx.ca.

The Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association will be hosting its annual roast beef dinner at the community centre from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children age 10 and under. All proceeds go to the continuing restoration of the Port Bickerton Lighthouse.

Homemade turkey / pea soup meal at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Larry’s River from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission by donation.

Dance at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Larry’s River from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music by the Billy Gerrior & Friends Band. Old fashion Cake Walk at intermission. Admission is $7 per person.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 15

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

SUNDAY
OCT. 15, 22 and 29

Services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, the 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 information on Sunday School, youth group or bible study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 19

A general meeting and luncheon for the North Nova Branch, NS 80, of the National Association of Federal Retirees (FSNA/NAFR) will be held at the New Glasgow Royal Canadian Legion, 2 p.m. Guest speaker Mark Kent will provide a presentation about the importance of preparing in advance for the time when a life comes to an end. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by 3 p.m., October 13. Contact Margaret Thompson at 902-485-5119 or margaret.thompson@belaliant.net or John Peitzsche at 902-387-2800. All retired members of Military, PSAC, Federal Judges and RCMP are encouraged to attend.

Join us at the Bluewater Building (Suite 216, 22756 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour), from 7 to 8:30 p.m., as we explore the basics of depression and anxiety and learn some simple coping strategies to help ourselves and those around us. Presented by Tri-Communities CAST (Communities Addressing Suicide Together) Coalition.

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 20

The Antigonish Golf Club’s first annual Goods and Services Auction will take place at the clubhouse on Cloverville Road; viewing and raffle tickets, 6 p.m. / auction, 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open (special: homemade chili). All proceeds will go to the golf course.

Family round and square dance at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (Highway 245, Maryvale, Antigonish County) from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Music by John Pellerin, Colin Rankin and Mac Morin. Tea and sweets will also be provided. Admission is $10 per person, free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 21

Harbourview Community Centre will hold their first ever Farmers Market and Fall Festival at Harbourview Community Centre (9503 Highway 316, New Harbour) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun for the whole family with wagon rides, games of chance, pie baking contest and a turkey shoot. A ham and scalloped potato supper will follow from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

St. John’s United church will hold a ham and scallop potato dinner at the Lions Hall in Sherbrooke from on 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children.

Big Bingo at the Antigonish Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Lots of great prizes will be up for grabs.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 22

Services for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are 9 a.m. in Bayfield and 11 a.m. in Boylston. Happy Thanksgiving! All are welcome.

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 28

Silent auction and banquet at the Sheet Harbour Lions Centre, 6 p.m. In support of the Eastern Shore Lifestyle Centre. Meal includes a stuffed chicken breast and salad plus rolls, beverages and assorted desserts. Tickets ($30 per person) available at Scotiabank.

Halloween dance at the Mulgrave Fire Hall (after Chase the Ace) from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Music by Eastbound Entertainment. Prizes for best costumes. Admission is $10 per person.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 29

Skeet shoot at the DNR range in Stillwater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Service for Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges is our joint service at Trinity United Church in Mulgrave, 11 a.m. To be followed by a potluck lunch in the church hall. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 1

A community open house entitled, We need it Yesterday: Bringing Accessible, Affordable and Attainable Community Transportation to Guysborough County, will be held at the African Canadian Heritage Friendship Centre (27 Green Street), Guysborough, 6:30 p.m. For more information, email us at guysboroughcountyfs@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook (Guysborough Transit) where you can also check out our Name That Bus contest.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 5

The 31st Annual Arisaig Christmas Bazaar will take place at the Arisaig Hall (Highway 245) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 25 vendors with a great variety of goods including baked treats, crafts, preserves, hooked articles, paintings, jewellery, fudge, hand-crafted articles, etc. Huge silent auction with great bargains, a children’s fish pond with treats and a visit from Santa Claus at 1 p.m. Ticket draws for lobster and turkey, 50-50 draws and more. Door prizes of$20 each hour. Canteen services will be available, featuring baked beans and brown bread plus gingerbread with lemon sauce. To book a table, contact Mary at 902-863-1101 or mmaclellan@antigonishcounty.ns.ca.

Annual hip of beef dinner at the Mini Trail Community Centre (Route 337, Lakevale, Antigonish County) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Take outs available. For advance tickets, call 902-863-4292. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

As part of our 10 year celebration the Chedabucto Place Association is proud to present Leisa Way and The Wayward Band in Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee! at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 3 p.m. This show is a musical celebration of Canadian performers. Admission is $10 for students, $20 for adults. For tickets, call 902-533-2015.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 11

There will be a fishcake and bean supper at the Seal Harbour United Baptist Church Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children. There will also be bake and craft tables. Donations for either are welcomed. Proceeds will go to the Seal Harbour Cemeteries Association. Come out and enjoy a great meal with your neighbours, take home some treats and shop for some craft items.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 12

Turkey shoot at the DNR range in Stillwater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 18

The annual Christmas bazaar and roast beef supper will be held at St. Paul’s Church Hall in West Ecum Secum from 2 to 6 p.m.

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.

Sunday school classes for children and also one for adults at Goshen Gospel Church, 9:45 a.m. Followed by worship service, 11 a.m. All are welcome.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.