COMMUNITY CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY
MAY 17

The Guysborough and Area Board of Trade is pleased to announce an all candidates debate at 7 p.m. at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre in Guysborough. Candidates in the running for MLA of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie include Lloyd Hines (LIB), Marney Simmons (NDP), and Rob Wolf (PC). All three will be on hand to answer your questions of interest in the upcoming general election on May 30. Moderator Greg Morrow from 101.5 The Hawk will lead the panel through a debate-format inquiry into the issues facing our riding.

FRI. to SUN.
May 19 to 21

It’s time again for the Port Felix Parish Picnic (all events listed will take place at the parish hall). Friday, May 19 – Prize Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Five-cent cards and 10-cent specials. Saturday, May 20 – carnival games, 2 p.m. Straw booth, fish pond, sucker pull, picture wheel, cake wheel, chocolate wheel; hot roast beef dinner from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for a large plate, $8 for a small plate; dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live music by Running on Empty. Admission is $10 per person (age 19+). Sunday, May 21 – Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, toast, scrambled eggs and sausage. Cost is $6 per person; giant lobster card play, 2 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per person; banana split and ice cream sundae sale from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $4 for a banana split, $2 for an ice cream sundae; Family variety concert, 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

SATURDAY
MAY 20

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary annual tea and sale will be held at the Blue Mountain Fire Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be tasty sandwiches, sweets, coffee and tea, a pantry table – plus tickets will be sold for a jam basket as well as a grocery box. Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for childern (children age 5 and under get in for free).

The Seal Harbour Cemeteries Association will hold a potluck supper at the Seal Harbour Church Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. There will also be a bake table. All proceeds will go towards cemetery maintenance.

SUNDAY
MAY 21

Worship at Guysborough Baptist Church with Pastor Wanda Grant (Port Hawkesbury), 3 p.m. All are welcome to come and praise the Lord with us.

The Working Class Band in concert concert at Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

SUNDAY
MAY 21 and 28

Services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, The United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s in Sherbrooke, 11 a.m. at Kirk Memorial 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.

MONDAY
MAY 22

The Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association will be holding their annual beach sweep and clean-up, 9 a.m. Come to the lighthouse and bring your work gloves. Many hands make light work. A lunch will also be served. All are welcome – see you there.

WEDNESDAY
MAY 24

There will be an evening of prayer, music and scripture for families and friends of those who have died while in the care of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital from August 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, to be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel, 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will follow. We look forward to seeing you there.

FRIDAY
MAY 26

Family round and square dance at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (Highway 245, Maryvale, Antigonish County) from 9 p.m. till midnight. Music by Rodney MacDonald and Allan Dewar. Tea and sweets will be provided. Admission is $10 per person; children age 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

FRI. to SUN.
MAY 26 to 28

Celebrating God’s Mercy, a three day retreat, will be held at the Claymore Inn Conference Centre in Antigonish. Presenters will be Father Gary MacPherson and his sister, Sister Jovita MacPherson CSM. Father Gary and Sister Jovita will develop the theme “Celebrating God’s Mercy, a Gift and a Task” challenging us to open ourselves to God’s mercy and to be the instrument of bringing mercy to all we meet in every day life. More information is available in the St. Ninians Cathedral Parish Bulletin (upcoming events), on Facebook (search for “Retreat - Celebrating God’s Mercy a Gift and a Task”) or by calling Father Charles Cameron at 902-863-4373, Sister Agnes Beaton at 902-863-6020 or Paula MacQuarrie at 902-863-2384 (after 6 p.m.). Let us trust in Jesus’ endless mercy.

SATURDAY
MAY 27

With a Little Help Society will host their annual Erinville Fishing Derby at 10 The Lane Road, Erinville, Guysborough County, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $12 for adults, $6 for children age 12 and under. No fishing license is required to participate. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded. For more information call, 902-533-2169.

Flea market at the Goldboro Wharf from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to book a table ($5 each), call Donna MacLeod at 902-387-2988.

Community flea market at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tor Bay, 11 a.m.

The annual spring outreach of the Ladies Fellowship of Goshen Gospel Church will be presented at the Country Harbour Community Centre, 7 p.m. This flower-themed program will bring a welcome touch of spring. Come out and enjoy an inspirational evening of music, fun, fellowship and food.

Andre Pettipas in concert at Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 7 p.m. Tickets (available by calling 902-533-2015) are $12 advance, $15 at the door.

SUNDAY
MAY 28

Worship at Guysborough Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Chandler (Coddles Harbour), 3 p.m. All are welcome to come and praise the Lord with us.

THURSDAY
JUNE 1

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) invites you to celebrate Tourism Week at our Discover District of St. Mary’s Night at the Sherbrooke Lions Club from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and door prizes provided by our generous participants will be drawn throughout the event. Participants include The Soap Company of Nova Scotia Ltd., Big Willie’s Brunch, Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership (WITAP), Sherbrooke Village Inn, Cornect Family Farm, Liscombe Lodge Resort Nova Scotia, Port Bickerton Lighthouse, House of Jade Restaurant & Lounge, Jordan’s Lakeside Restaurant, Sherbrooke Village, St. Mary’s River Lodge, Old Fashioned Christmas, Whitney’s Corner Store, Red Hill Golf Club, Nimrod’s Campground and Top of Form. For more information, visit our Facebook page, @discoverdistrictstmarys, or contact Janey at 902-752-6383 or events@visitdeans.ca.

SATURDAY
JUNE 10

Eastern Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting their fifth annual Memory Walk walk-a-thon at the Little Dover Black Duck Cove boardwalk, 1 p.m. Walkers collect sponsors and walk in memory of their loved one or a loved one of the person who sponsors them. Cake will be served and lots of wonderful donated prizes drawn for. For more information, contact Julieann Myatt at 902-366-2794 or 902-366-2361 or julieann.myatt@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY
JUNE 11

Fundraiser concert and prize (cake) walk in aid of Leo Pellerin at Communities Along the Bay, Larry’s River – cake walk, 1:30 p.m.; concert, 2 p.m. A lunch will be served during intermission with the prize walk continuing. Tickets will be sold – first prize: hope chest; second prize, $50 in scratch tickets; third prize: gift certificate for lobsters.

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.

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.