COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 18

Family round and square dance at St. Mary's Parish Hall (Highway 245 in Maryvale, Antigonish County) from 9 p.m. till midnight. Music by Mike Hall and Marion Dewar. Tea and sweets also provided. Admission is $10 for adults, free for children age 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 19

Country breakfast at the Country Harbour Gun Club from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $3 for children.

Fall Fling social evening at Larry's River Parish Hall beginning with a supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Meal includes sweet and sour meatballs, rice, rolls, dessert and a beverage. Admission by donation. A dance at the parish hall will follow from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music by Billy Gerrior Family & Friends. An old fashioned cake walk will be held during intermission. Admission is $7 per person (age 19+). For more information, call Karen Delorey at 902-525-2725.

Seafood pot pie supper at the Bayfield Community Center (317 Bayfield Beach Road) from 4 to 7 p.m. Menu includes seafood pot pie, veggies, biscuit, dessert and coffee or tea. Cost is $15 per plate. Take outs available. Sponsored by St. Mary's Church, Bayfield.

Banquet and auction at the Sheet Harbour Lions Centre, 183 Pool Road, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hot roast beef dinner and homemade desserts. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Lifestyles Centre Society (committee for new community facility). Tickets at $30 each and can be purchased at the Sheet Harbour Scotiabank.

SAT. and SUN.
OCTOBER 19 and 20

ArtWorksEast Exhi­bition for artists and crafters at the Lion's Club in Canso from 1-4 p.m. (both days). An exhibition and sale of fine art and crafts by the arti­sans of Guysborough County. Items include paintings, photography, jewellery, wood carvings, dyed silk scarves, beadwork, knitted wear, decorative signs, and other creations. Artisans can participate for one day, two days, or simply exhibit a few pieces. We hope to represent all our talent. To show as an area artisan, email ArtWork­sEast.awe@gmail.com.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 20

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

WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 23

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the Saint Martha’s Hospital Time of Remembrance Ceremony originally scheduled for this date has been cancelled. A new service will be held in the spring of 2020.

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 26

Christmas craft sale at the Moser River Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table ($10 each), call Gordie Gammon at 902-654-2426. A lunch will also be available.

Goods and services auction at the Antigonish Golf Club, 87 Cloverville Road; viewing begins at 6 p.m. with the auction following at 6:30 p.m. A raffle will also be held. Snacks and refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

St. Mary's Anglican Church penny auction and treat walk at the Moser River Community Hall, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). For more information, call Molly Gammon at 902-654-2426. All are welcome.

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 27

All Saints Day 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.

Messy Church – an ecumenical, intergenerational, hour-long, theme-based fun time at Wesley United Church Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. Our first theme will be Halloween. We will spend a few minutes each on an educational story, learning / singing a song or two, doing a craft (pumpkin carving) – and then have some snacks. We may have special guests (depending on the monthly theme). If we get a lot of interest, this event will continue on the fourth Sunday of each month. If anyone would like to help out, please let Reverend Heather know. All are invited – spread the word.

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 2

Bake sale and flea market at Trinity United Church (459 MacLeod Street, Mulgrave) from 9 a.m. till noon.

The Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual fall bazaar at the Guysborough Royal Canadian Legion from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 3

The Havre Boucher Veterans’ Association Remembrance Day Ceremony will begin with a church service at St. Paul's Church, 10 a.m., followed by the laying of the wreaths at Havre Boucher Community Center, 2 p.m. Wreaths can be ordered at Gary’s Groceries until the cut-off date of October 31.

Annual hip of beef dinner at the Mini Trail Community Centre, Highway 337 in Lakevale, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner of roast beef, fresh vegetables, salad, rolls and an amazing assortment of desserts made by our local bakers. Cost is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Takeouts available. Ticket sales will at the door. For more information, call 902-870-5528.

THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 14

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

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 30

Merchandise chip bingo at the Moser River Community Hall, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Sponsored by the Moser River Community Hall Association. See you there.

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.

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.

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.

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.