COMMUNITY CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY
FEB. 22 and MAR. 1

Teen Volleyball Drop-In at the Fanning Education Centre gymnasium from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A supervisor will be on site. Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 23

Senior Paint Day – A personal guided art lesson with the talented Monika Duersch at Days Gone by Bakery from 1 to 4 p.m. Paint supplies provided, as well as snacks, coffee and tea. Cost is $25 per person. To register, call Christina Bowie at 902-533-3705 (ext. 238). Space is limited so register early.

FRIDAY
FEB. 24 and MAR. 3

Little Bookworms at the Canso Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This program is a combination of playtime, storytime, songs and rhymes, basic learning activities and art led by Mel Anderson. For children age 0 to 5. Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 25

The Fourth Annual Ham and Scallop Potato Supper will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sherbrooke from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 26

The Mini Trail Community Centre (Route 337, Lakevale, Antigonish County) is having a Pancake and Sausage buffet – including coffee, tea, juice and a freshly prepared fruit cup – from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children. Takeouts will be available. For more information, call 902-863-4292. Storm date is March 5, 2017.

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 902-833-2920.

MONDAY
FEBRUARY 27

CANCELLED: Cookies, Coffee and Catalogues (Guysborough and Area Garden Club event).

MONDAY
FEB. 27 and MAR. 6

Movers and Shakers at the Canso Arena Warm Room from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. This is an action-based program led by Mel Anderson where children will be movin’ and shakin’ while learning at the same time. Drop-off for ages 3 to 5 (ages 0 to 2 are welcome to stay and participate with a parent or guardian). Free of charge. Sponsored by MODG Recreation.

TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 28

Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Beans at the Port Bickerton Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Port Bickerton Women’s Institute.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Supper at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12.

THURSDAY
MARCH 2

Join us for the 2017 Woodland Conference at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre (606 Reeves Street) with registration at 8:30 a.m. The conference begins at 9 a.m. Professionals and woodland owners will talk about issues and resources to help you manage your land sustainably and keep it healthy. Listen to presentations, view the exhibits, network and enjoy a delicious lunch. Held in conjunction with a Hardwood Management Conference, the total registration fee is $40 per person. For more information, call (toll free) 1-855-679-6637 or visit nswoods.ca.

SUNDAY
MAR. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, The United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at Kirk Memorial in Glenelg, 11 a.m. at Bethany in East River St. Mary’s and 7 p.m. at St. John’s in Sherbrooke. For information on Sunday School, Youth Group or Bible Study, call 902-833-2920.

WEDNESDAY
MARCH 15

Harbourview Volunteer Fire Department Tax Levi meeting at the Country Harbour Gun Club, 7 p.m. All community members are encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY
MARCH 25

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

SUNDAY
APRIL 2

The Coastal Voices Men’s Choir in partnership with the Sheet Harbour Lions Club presents Afternoon Blend: Concert, Tea and Dessert – a collection of songs to lift the spirit along with tea to soothe the soul at the Sheet Harbour Lions Centre (183 Pool Road, Sheet Harbour), 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $12 per person. For more information, contact Janice at janicechristie@seasidehighspeed.com or 902-885-2691, or Wanda at MacDonald, Chisholm and Trask Insurance in Sheet Harbour.

SATURDAY
APRIL 8

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.

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.

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.

Sheet Harbour Crib Card Parties at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 58, 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.

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.

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.

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.

45s Card Plays at the Canso Lions Club, 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes. Sponsored by the Canso Lions Club.

Bingo at Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Special games and a Cookie Jar. Open canteen.

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.