COMMUNITY CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY
MARCH 20, 27, 3
and APRIL 10

A Lenten soup and sandwich luncheon will be held every Wednesday during Lent at Wesley United Church Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes soup, a sandwich, a sweet and coffee or tea. Cost is $6 per person. Eat in or take out. All proceeds will go to the building fund. Thank you for your support.

SATURDAY
MARCH 23

The Port Bickerton Lighthouse Committee will be hosting their annual prize bingo at the Port Bickerton Community Centre, 2 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 draw and canteen services will be available. Storm date is March 30. Come out and help support a worthy cause.

SUNDAY
MARCH 24

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

SUNDAY
MARCH 24 and 31

Services for The United Church of Canada / St. Mary's Pastoral Charge 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. All are welcome.

MONDAY
MARCH 25

GALA (Guysborough County Adult Learning Association) open house and gathering for Grail Sangster at the Chedabucto Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SATURDAY
MARCH 30

Vendor, craft and flea market at the Mulgrave Gym, 459 Murray Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table ($10 each), call Heather at 902-302-0736.

King's United Church, Loch Katrine, presents a variety concert featuring local performers and rising stars at the Goshen Community Centre, 7 p.m. A silent auction will be held and canteen services will be available. Tickets are $10 each at the door. All proceeds will go to the 150th Anniversary Planning Committee.

SUNDAY
MARCH 31

Joint service for the Eastern Guysborough / Mulgrave Pastoral Charge (United Church) in Canso, 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow the service. All are welcome.

TUESDAY
APRIL 2

A free ten-week stop smoking program begins at the Martha Centre, Room 255, in Antigonish from 6 to 7:30 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.

Lobster and Fish Farms in Nova Scotia – Findings from a study at Port Mouton Bay, Nova Scotia, a presentation by Inka Milewski in conjunction with the Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore (NS APES), will take place at the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association (200 Pool Road in Sheet Harbour) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free; donations gladly accepted.

SUNDAY
APRIL 7

Join us for an afternoon of "Classic Country Music" at the Sherbrooke Lions Club Community Centre (Highway 7), 2 p.m. Featuring performances by Gary Jordan, Bob and CJ Prest, Henry Avery, Ron and Dianne O'Brien and The Coastal Chicks (Peggy Kaiser-Kirk, Belinda Jordan, Lisa Hallett, Angie Kaiser, Wanda Jamieson and Loretta Lambourne). Sound by Janet O'Brien. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for students. Proceeds will be donated to the St. Mary’s Education Centre / Academy music program to help purchase instruments.

SUNDAY
APRIL 7, 14, 21 and 28

Services for The United Church of Canada / St. Mary's Pastoral Charge are 9:30 a.m. at Kirk in Glenelg, 11 a.m. Bethany in East River St. Mary's and 7 p.m. at at St. John's in Sherbrooke. All are welcome.

FRIDAY
APRIL 19

Good Friday fish or corn chowder at Wesley United Church Hall in Guysborough from 4 to 6 p.m. Menu includes fish or corn chowder, a roll, a sweet and coffee or tea. Cost is $8 for person. Eat in or take out. All proceeds will go to the building fund. Thank you for your support.

SATURDAY
MAY 4

The St. Mary's Shooters Association will conduct a Canadian Firearms Safety Course for long guns, shotguns and rifles, non-restricted, at the Stillwater Community Centre (9558 Highway 7 in Stillwater) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Register and pay online at www.safetyservicesns.ca.

SUNDAY
MAY 5

The St. Mary's Shooters Association Joe Arnold Memorial Military Rifle Shoot will be held at the Stillwater DNR range at the Stillwater DNR range from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Military rifles at 100 yards (rifles as issued – no scope; two classes: pre-1949 and post-1949).

SUNDAY
MAY 12

The St. Mary's Shooters Association spring meeting will be held at the Stillwater Community Centre (9558 Highway 7 in Stillwater), 3 p.m. This is an important meeting; there will be a motion to amend the constitution. Work days for making shotgun racks and painting will also be determined. The SMSA needs your help if there is to be a shooting club – many hands make light work – so please support the club and attend.

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.

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 for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada takes place every second Sunday at Kirk in Glenelg, 2 p.m. This is our charge’s Sunday school program for children and all ages. This year’s theme is super heroes.

45s card plays at the Charlo's Cove parish hall, 2 p.m.

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.

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

Progressive 45's card plays at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 p.m. Includes cookie jars and 50/50 and open bar. 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).

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.

SHOPS Toonie Draw fund raiser takes place between 2 and 4 p.m. Register and play each week (by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays) for your chance to win. Full rules posted at participating businesses: Sherbrooke Garage, Bud's Quikway, Feltmate & Son, Rhynold’s Convenience and Whitney’s Corner Store. Must be age 19+ to participate. All proceeds will go to SHOPS.

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

Women’s bible study for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada takes place at Mary Ann Cameron’s in Sherbrooke, 10 a.m.

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.

Men’s group for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada takes place at St. John’s in Sherbrooke, 7 p.m.

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.

Junior youth group for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada takes place monthly at Kirk in Glenelg from 7 to 8 p.m. This is our charge's program for youth, Grades 6 to 8.

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.

Senior youth group for St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada takes place every second Friday at Kirk in Glenelg, 7:30 p.m. This is our charge’s program for youth, Grades 9 to 12.

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).

The Living Room – join St. Mary's Pastoral Charge / United Church of Canada in a relaxed, living room / cafe atmosphere for contemporary worship, prayer, praise, and time for just being together as community in the lower hall of St. John’s United Church, Sherbrooke, 6:30 p.m.

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.