COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 24

St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary invites you to the Jingle Bell Frolic, held in the Clare Marie Gathering Place at the hospital, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attractions include our delicious seafood chowder, festive baked goods, decorated wreaths, attic treasures and many Christmas items and year-round gifts. There will be silent auctions and raffles of several donated items, plus a door prize. All proceeds will help to provide equipment for and meet other patient needs at St. Martha’s. Free admission and parking. For more information, call Sue O’Brien at 902-863-1479.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 25

Christmas Village Market at the Whitehead Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A large number of local artisans and craftspeople will be showcasing a variety of products for sale. Admission is $1 per person (free for children under 12). A delicious and hearty dinner will also be available for purchase. Come and enjoy the lovely Christmas atmosphere.

Musical fundraiser for the Guysborough and Area Food Bank at Jost Wharf Marina Complex (upstairs) from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. – doors open at 8 p.m. Music by the BBR Band with local musicians appearing throughout the evening. Admission is free – cash and non-perishable food donations accepted. Come out and support your local food bank and have some fun doing it (age 19+).

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 26

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

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 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.

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.

Christmas fundraiser – merchandise bingo and bake sale at the Port Felix Parish Hall; bake sale, 1 p.m. / bingo 2 p.m. Five cents per card with 10 cents per card for specials, 15 Regular games, three specials, one winner-take-half and one winner-take-all. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and canteen services will be available. This event is in support of St. Joseph’s Parish.

Christmas Bazaar at the Mulgrave Fire Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. (Santa arrives at 3). Craft, bake and flea market tables. To book a table, call Michael Breen at 902-747-2601.

Services for Guysborough Baptist Church, 3 p.m. Pastor Wanda Grant officiating. All are welcome.

The 23rd annual Christmas tree lighting will be held at the Goshen Community and Recreation Centre from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Santa will visit from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by the tree lighting and the singing of your favourite Christmas carols. Hot chocolate will be served following the lighting.

Hymn sing at Goshen Gospel Church, 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 28

A free ten-week stop smoking program begins at Martha Centre (room 255) in Antigonish from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Quitting smoking may be difficult but it can be done and there are many ways to make quitting easier. Nicotine replacement (patch, gum, etc) and medication are available as part of the program. Registration is required. Call Colette Sampson MacLean at 902-625-8819 or (toll free) 1-888-291-3535.

FRIDAY
DECEMBER 1

The Heatherton Group Home proudly presents “The Homemade Gift” at the Heatherton Community Centre, 7 p.m. Local talent will perform in support of the home’s annual trip. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies will be available.

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 2

Come to the annual Christmas dinner at the Goldboro Interpretive Centre, 5 p.m. – doors open at 4 p.m. Cost is $14 per plate. Santa will also make an appearance, with a little something for all in attendance. To reserve a seat (on sale now), please contact Lana Smith at 902-387-2120, Leona MacArthur at 902-387-2291, Donna MacLeod at 902-387-2988 or Janice Langille at 902-387-2543. Seating is limited, so remember to book / pay by November 29.

SUNDAY
DEC. 3, 10 and 17

Services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, the United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at Kirk in Glenelg, 11 a.m. at Bethany in East River St. Mary’s and 7 p.m. at St. John’s in Sherbrooke. No services will be held on December 31. For information on Sunday school, youth group or bible study, call Derek Elsworth at 902-833-2920.

TUESDAY
DECEMBER 5

The Chedabucto Place Association is pleased to present Tis The Season 11, starring Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison, at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 7:30 p.m. Appearances by Maynard Morrison, Joe Waye Jr, Mary-Colin Chisholm and Jordan Musycsyn. Admission is $30 per person. For tickets, call 902-533-2015.

WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 6

A free ten-week stop smoking program begins at the Port Hawkesbury Mental Health and Addiction office, 708 Reeves Street, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Quitting smoking may be difficult but it can be done and there are many ways to make quitting easier. Nicotine replacement (patch, gum, etc) and medication are available as part of the program. Registration is required. Call Colette Sampson MacLean at 902-625-8819 or (toll free) 1-888-291-3535.

FRIDAY
DECEMBER 8

Christmas Open House at the Manse in Aspen, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 9

The second annual Harbourview Christmas Market will be held at the Harbourview Community Centre (9503 Route 316, New Harbour) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a wide variety of creations including knitting, sewing, crochet, photography, vinyl, wood and paper crafts, bakery and preserves, Christmas wreaths and cards, novelty mugs plus door prizes and much more. A lunch will be available for purchase. So come and meet up with friends and family to find those special gifts you’ve been searching for.

WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 13

Service of light and holy communion at Bethany in East River St. Mary’s, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 16

The annual Christmas sing with be held at Stormont Union Church, 7 p.m. Local performers will fill the evening with wonderful Christmas music. Thanks to all for your support. Hope to see you there.

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 24

Combined Christmas Eve service together with Glenelg Presbyterian Church at Kirk in Glenelg, 7 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.

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.

Progressive 45s Card Plays at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Cookie Jars and 50/50. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.