COMMUNITY CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY
MAY 15

Port Felix Parish Picnic prize bingo at the parish hall, 7:30 p.m. Five cents per card with 10 cent specials.

FRIDAY
MAY 17

Family round and square dance at the St. Mary's Parish Hall (Highway 245 in Maryvale, Antigonish County) from 9 p.m. till midnight. Music by Rodney MacDonald and Jackie Dunn-MacIsaac. Admission is $10 per person; free for children age 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Tea and sweets will also be provided.

SATURDAY
MAY 18

Country Breakfast at the Country Harbour Gun Club from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Tea and Sale will take place at the fire hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be tasty sandwiches, sweets and, of course, tea (plus coffee and juice). Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children under age 5. Tickets will also be sold on a lovely handmade afghan and a grocery box. For more information, call Nancy Webb at 902-922-3193.

SUNDAY
MAY 19 and 26

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

TUESDAY
MAY 21

New Harbour Baptist Church invites you to bring / share your handiwork – knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, etc – from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Coffee and tea will be provided. All are welcome.

SATURDAY
MAY 25

The With A Little Help Society will host the Annual Erinville Fishing Derby at 10 The Lane Road in Erinville, Guysborough County, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $13 for adults, $7 for children age 12 and under. No fishing license required. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded. Pop and hot dogs will be available for purchase. For more information, call-902-533-2169. Rain date: Sunday, May 26.

SUNDAY
MAY 26

Flea market at St. Joseph's Parish in Charlos Cove, 11 a.m. There will be chili and corn chowder for sale as well as a bake table. Table rentals are $5 each. All proceeds will go to Charlos Cove by the Sea.

MONDAY
MAY 27

You are invited to attend a public forum on the plastics crisis, hosted by St. Paul’s Anglican Church (96 Church Street in Antigonish), 7 p.m. This forum on reducing, reusing and recycling plastics will feature two expert presenters: Nicole Haverkort, Regional Waste Coordinator / Educator at Eastern Region Solid Waste Management and Debbie Feltmate, Business Manager, Small Craft Harbours, Gulf Nova Scotia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. A question period will follow the presentations. Everyone is welcome to attend this important public meeting. For more information, call 902-863-8226.

St. Mary's Community Choir spring concert at St. John's United Church in Sherbrooke, 7 p.m. Freewill offering in support of St. Mary's Food Bank.

SATURDAY
JUNE 1

The Annual Blue Mountain & District Volunteer Fire Department Fishing Derby will take place at the Government Wharf in Eden Lake (beside Eden View Road) from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a Nova Scotia Sport Fishing Weekend sanctioned event – a fishing license is not necessary but standard regulations will apply. This is our annual fundraising event and we welcome all participants. There will be great prizes, great food and – of course – good fishing. For more information, contact any member of the Blue Mountain & District Volunteer Fire Department. Looking forward to seeing you there.

SATURDAY
JUNE 15

Guysborough District Fish and Game Association 32nd Annual Fish Derby at 81 Aaron Lane, MacPherson Lake in Port Shoreham; registration at 7 a.m., derby begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for adults, $5 for those age 15 and under. Prizes: adult division – $500, $300 and $200 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; junior division (15 and under) - $125, $75 and $50 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. NS fishing regulations will apply. Cash draws for $1,000, $500 and $300, door prizes for adult and junior division registrations. Canteen services will be available. Rain date: Sunday, June 16.

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.

Kitchen parties take place the third Sunday of every month at St. Patrick’s Hall in Guysborough Intervale, 2 p.m.

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.

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.

Bingo at the Charlo's Cove Parish Hall, 7:30 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

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.

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.

Lobster card plays at the Charlo’s Cove Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m. Running from May 1 to June 19.

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.