COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NOTICE: As part of their ongoing fundraising events, the With A Little Help Society (a non-profit organization) will be selling potted one-year-old Colorado Blue Spruce Trees throughout the middle of July. To place an order, please call 902-533-2169.

WEDNESDAY
JUNE 20

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, 2017 to January 31, 2018. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel), 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

SATURDAY
JUNE 23

There will be a supper at Christ Church Hall in Queensport from from 4 to 6 p.m. Menu includes seafood chowder, haddock chowder, corn chowder and chili with pie and drinks. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. This is a fundraiser to repair the main driveway in Union Cemetery.

SUNDAY
JUNE 24

Services for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge, 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 more information on youth group, Sunday School (Jam Club), women's groups or bible study, call 902-833-2920, visit us on Facebook or on our website.

A community yard sale will take place in Mulgrave at various locations around town. A list of locations and times can be picked up at the town office or on RSpace – and will also be at each yard sale location. This event is organized by the Town of Mulgrave Recreation Department.

SUNDAY
JUNE 24 and JULY 8

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

SATURDAY
JUNE 30

The Guysborough Community Market opens its 2018 season at the Jost Building on the Guysborough waterfront from 9 a.m. till noon. Markets will run weekly until September 1. Locally made handicrafts, jewelery, leather works, wooden bowls, preserves, cards, knitting, crocheting, vegetables, eggs, baking, and homemade chocolates. New vendors are always welcome. For more information, contact Sandi Potter at 902-358-2061 or sandi@thepotters.ca.

The Nova Scotia Salmon Association and Eastern Shore Wildlife Association will host an open house on the West River Salmon Project at the ESWLA Clubhouse, 202 Pool Road in Sheet Harbour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A helicopter will be on site at 10 a.m. to demonstrate how it is used in the project. Transportation will be provided throughout the day to take people from the clubhouse to the river to see what is being done. Displays and speakers will be at the clubhouse throughout the day as well. A lunch will also be provided. For additional information, call Doug Stein at 902-809-7584.

SUNDAY
JULY 1

Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) services are 9 a.m. in Canso, 11 a.m. in Boylston and 1 p.m. in Mulgrave. All are welcome and Happy Canada Day.

Breakfast / brunch at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Port Felix from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes bacon, sausage, bologna, pancakes, hash browns, scrambled eggs, toast, corn fritters and muffins plus coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $10 per person. All proceeds go to the St. Joseph’s Building Fund. Thank you in advance for your support.

Kitchen party at St. Francis Harbour Hall in Guysborough County, 2 p.m. Admission includes a light lunch. All entertainers are welcome.

THURSDAY
JULY 5

A free ten-week stop smoking program begins at the Havre Boucher Community Centre from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Stopping smoking may be difficult but it can be done and this program will provide you with tools to make quitting easier. Nicotine replacement and medication are available as part of the program. Registration is required and can be done by calling 902-625-8819 or (toll free) 1-888-291-3535.

SATURDAY
JULY 7

Penny auction and treat walk at the Balcom Centre in Port Dufferin; doors open at 6 p.m. / auction begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Anglican Parish of Port Dufferin.

SUNDAY
JULY 8

The St. Mary’s Shooters Association will host the Aubrey Gammell Memorial Pistol Shoot at the Stillwater DNR range (9240 Highway 7 in Stillwater) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes for rim fire and centre fire, semi-auto and revolver. This is a timed shoot at steel plates. Range safety officers will be on site. There will also be a barbecue at noon for a modest fee. Everyone is welcome to come and see the steel plates fall – we hope to see you there.

TUESDAY
JULY 10

The Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore (APES) will hold a community meeting at the Tangier Fire Hall in Tangier, 7 p.m. All community members between Clam Bay and Ecum Secum are encouraged to attend. Bring your voice and share ideas about the proposed area of interest for a Marine Protected Area on the Eastern Shore. For more information, contact Wendy Watson Smith at 902 885-2139.

SUNDAY
JULY 15

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

SATURDAY
JULY 21

Harbourview Fire Department will be hosting their first annual community barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire hall in Isaacs Harbour. There will be free barbecue and drinks as well as a straw booth, bouncy house, music and much more. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and spend the day with members of the department.

SUNDAY
JULY 22

Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) services are 9 a.m. in Bayfield (Christmas in July service) and 11 a.m. in Guysborough. All are welcome.

SATURDAY
JULY 28

Pub night with Eddie Coffey and Rhonda Stamp at Pipers Pub in Antigonish from 6 to 10 p.m. Come and enjoy traditional Newfoundland and Irish music. Tickets are $20 each (in advance) and may be purchased at the Antigonish Golf Club or by calling 902-870-6304. A limited number of tickets are available, so get yours soon. Full kitchen and bar services will be available. Proceeds for this event will go to the Antigonish Golf Club.

SUNDAY
JULY 29

Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) joint service will be held at Hadleyville United Church, 11 a.m. Followed by a potluck lunch at the Hadleyville Fire Hall. All are welcome.

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 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 at the Guysborough Intervale Hall the third Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Local entertainers will perform and a lunch will be served. Admission is $5 per person.

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. All are welcome.

Services for Canso Christian Centre, 6 p.m.

Baptist worship services at New Harbour, 7 p.m.

Cribbage at the Goshen Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Join us for a few games, no partner needed. 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.

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, building jackpot and Toonie jar. 50/50 tickets will be sold and 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.