COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THURSDAY
APRIL 27

The Annual Meeting 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. A catered roast beef dinner will follow the meeting. Cost is $7.50 for members, $15 for non-members. Reservations with payment are required by April 17. Guest speaker: Albert MacKinnon. For more information, contact Margaret Thompson or John Peitzsche. All retired members of Military, PSAC, Federal Judges and RCMP are encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY
APRIL 29

The St. Mary’s Shooters Association will present the NS Hunter Safety Course at the Stillwater Community Centre (9558 Highway 7) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register and pay online at www.safetyservicesns.ca. For more information, call 902-783-2820.

Flea Market at the Indian Harbour Lake / Jordanville Community Centre from 10 a.m. till noon.

The Compass Rose Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Tea will be held at the Exhibit Centre in Historic Sherbrooke Village from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free will offering. We’ve been busy this year, so come and see what we’ve done.

Circa 1720 – Justina Dollard watercolors from historic and recent photos of Canso and Guysborough County will be shown at the Canso Area Library and Resource Centre Coastal Art Gallery (169 Main Street) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Artwork available for purchase. A reception will be held, refreshments served. All are welcome. For more information, email toviewtheart@gmail.com.

SUNDAY
APRIL 30

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 Memorial in Glenelg. For information on Sunday School, Youth Group or Bible Study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

MONDAY
MAY 1

The annual ratepayers meeting for the District 6 (Goshen and Area) Volunteer Fire Department will be held at the Goshen Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. The financial statement for 2016/17 and proposed budget for 2017/18 will be presented and the tax levy rate set. Immediately following this meeting, the annual meeting of the Goshen Community Centre will also be held. The financial statement for 2016/17 and proposed budget for 2017/18 will be presented. All interested residents are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.

SATURDAY
MAY 6

St. John’s United Church will hold a roast turkey supper at the Lions Hall in Sherbrooke from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children.

SUNDAY
MAY 7

The St. Mary’s Shooters Association Spring Meeting will be held at the Stillwater Community Centre (9558 Highway 7), 3 p.m.

SATURDAY
MAY 13

Spring into Mayfest – a project of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary – held at Bloomfield Centre, StFX University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and enjoy an indoor fair featuring children’s games, face painting, straw draw, Celtics soccer, ham radio, art activity, teddy bear clinic, cake walk, science fair, fudge and bake table, gardening table, bling, attic treasures, final offer tables, raffles and much more. Great fun for all ages. All proceeds go to St. Martha’s Auxiliary to provide equipment and other patient needs at St. Martha’s Hospital. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children. Free parking. For more information, call Sue O’Brien at 902-863-1479.

The Sheet Harbour Chamber of Commerce Spring Banquet and Silent Auction will take place at the Lions Centre – cocktails and auction viewing, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. On the menu is a delicious hot roast beef dinner. A guest speaker will be present. Admission is $30 per ticket, available for purchase at Sheet Harbour Scotiabank.

SUNDAY
MAY 14

A Military Rifle Shoot will be held at the DNR in Stillwater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two classes: pre-1949 and post-1949.

Mother’s Day Lobster Dinner at the Arisaig Hall (Highway 245) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes 1/4 pound of fresh lobster meat, salads, a roll or biscuit, pie or strawberry sundae and a beverage. Cost is $17 for adults, $8 for children. A ham dinner and takeouts will also be available. For deliveries, call Dolorasa at 902-863-5304.

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, $4 for an ice cream sundae; Family variety concert, 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

SATURDAY
MAY 20

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

45 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-In 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.

45 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.