COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 7

Victorian Christmas Tea at the Country Harbour Gun Club from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a cake walk and door prizes. Admission (lunch included) is $8 per person. In support of the Anglican church. For more information, call Judy at 902-328-2389 or Samantha at 902-328-2063.

Goldboro Interpretive Centre Annual Christmas Dinner, 5 p.m. Cost is $15 per person; limited seating. Email interpretivecentregoldboro@gmail.com for more information.

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 7
and
SUNDAY
DECEMBER 15

Christmas concert at Stormont Union Church; December 7 at 7 p.m. and December 15 at 2 p.m. Come and enjoy entertainment provided by a variety of performers from near and far. Admission by donation. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church.

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 8

Last Minute Market at the Mulgrave Memorial Centre, 459 Murray Street in Mulgrave, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in for those last-minute Christmas gifts. Lots of vendors, crafters, and bake tables. Plus join Jenn Miller from MasterChef Canada for lunch. Enjoy a choice of homemade soup (Italian with chicken meatballs, roasted butternut squash or clam and bacon chowder) served with homemade French bread, a tea biscuit or sandwich and your choice of dessert (candy cane cheesecake or carrot cake). Cost is $10 per meal, while supplies last.

Christmas merchandise bingo and bake sale at the Port Felix Parish Hall; bake sale begins at 1 p.m. and bingo at 2 p.m. Five-cent cards and ten-cent specials with 15 regular games, three specials, one winner-take-half and one winner-take-all. 50/50 tickets will be sold and canteen services will be available. In support of St. Joseph’s Parish.

Sheet Harbour and area Christmas parade and tree lighting; participants and floats will stage at St. James United Church, 4:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m, travelling to the MacPhee house for the tree lighting ceremony and refreshments. If you are putting in a float, register by emailing sheetharbourchamber@gmail.com.

SUNDAY
DEC. 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

MONDAY
DECEMBER 9

St. Mary's Community Choir Christmas Concert at St. John's United Church in Sherbrooke, 7 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of choral Christmas music. Snow date is Monday, December 16.

FRIDAY
DECEMBER 13

Back by popular demand – special Blind 45s card play at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion, 7:39 p.m. Play fee is $7 per person ($5 entry, $ Crazy Pot, $ Crazy Bonus Pot). Cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place. All pots will be drawn for until there is a single team winner. Optional 50/50 draw and Chase-the-Jack-of-Hearts (only 12 face cards in deck, tickets drawn until the Jack is found).

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 14

Christmas craft and bake sale at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 96 Church Street in Antigonish, from 9 a.m. till noon. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of this heritage designated church. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 902-863-8226.

WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 25
and JANUARY 1

CANCELLED: 45s card plays at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion.

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 29

CANCELLED: 45s card plays at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion.

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.

Mini-cribbage card plays at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion, 1 p.m. For more information on our prizes, bonus pot, toonie jars and the Chase the Queen visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MulgraveLegion.

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.

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.

Services for the Abundant Life Centre, with Reverend David Wheeler, are held in the Meeting Room at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex, 2:30 p.m.

Bingo at Maple Hall in Heatherton, 2:30 p.m.

Services for Canso Christian Centre, 6 p.m.

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

Services for the Guysborough Baptist Church, 7 p.m.

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

Join us in the New Harbour Baptist Church basement for coffee, tea and conversation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your handiwork (knitting, rug hooking, needlepoint) or sudokus, wordfinds, etc. If you want to learn to knit or rug hook we will help you get started. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

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 p.m. For more information on our prizes, bonus pot, toonie jars and the Chase the King visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.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.

Adult and seniors floor curling at Wesley United Church Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring a Toonie and come and enjoy a time of fun and fellowship.

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.