COMMUNITY CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 14

Celebrating Quilting at the Causeway Quilt Show and Sale at St. David's United Church, Port Hastings, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

THURSDAY
AUGUST 15

Courthouse Concert at Sherbrooke Village, 7 p.m. This week's concert features Hal Bruce returning with a show highlighting the last 60 years of popular classics and country favourites. Tickets are $10 each at the door.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 16

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 Shelley Campbell and Allan Dewar. Tea and sweets provided. Admission is $10 per person (free for children age 12 and under when accompanied by an adult).

SATURDAY
AUGUST 17

Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia – Doors Open for Churches along the Eastern Shore: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic in East Quoddy from noon to 4 p.m.; Holy Trinity Anglican in Tangier, St. James United in Spry Bay and St. James Anglican in Port Dufferin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to all.

Port Bickerton Fire Department's annual fish fry supper will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Port Bickerton Community Centre (4874 Highway 211). Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children.

Pork chop barbecue at the Bayfield Community Center (317 Bayfield Beach Road) from 4 to 7 p.m. Menu includes barbecued pork chops, salad plate and rolls, apple crisp and coffee or tea. Cost is $16 per plate. Take outs available. This event is sponsored by the Harbour Authority of Bayfield and St. Mary's Church, Bayfield.

SATURDAY
AUG. 17, 24 and 31

Guysborough Community Market at the Jost Building on the Guysborough Waterfront from 9 a.m. till noon. Locally handmade crafts including jewelry, leather crafts, carved wooden bowls, jams and pickles, baked goods, artwork, cards, knitting, crochet, apparel, maple syrup, vegetables and much more. New vendors are always welcome. For more information, contact Sandi at 902-358-2061 or sandi@thepotters.ca.

SUNDAY
AUGUST 18

Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia – Doors Open for Churches along the Eastern Shore: Holy Trinity Anglican in Tangier, St. James United in Spry Bay, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic in Sheet Harbour, St. Andrew’s Anglican in Watt Section, St. Margaret’s Anglican in Sober Island, St. James Anglican in Port Dufferin and St. Mary’s Anglican in Harrigan Cove from 1 to 4 p.m. Free to all.

The Chedabucto Place Association is pleased to present “Opry Gold” featuring Leisa Way and her band, the Wayward Wind, at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 2 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. For tickets, call 902-533-2015.

SUNDAY
AUGUST 18 and 25

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.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 23

Courthouse Concert at Sherbrooke Village, 7 p.m. This week's concert features an evening with Ty Wallace helping to raise funds in support of the Cancer Society’s “Lodge That Gives”, “Cathy’s Place” and “Holy Redeemer Convent” where Nova Scotia cancer patients receive lodging and support. Tickets are $10 each at the door (free admission for rally participants).

SAT. and SUN.
AUG. 24 and 25

Guysborough Doors Open for Churches: A free, self-guided tour of Guysborough County churches – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (churches may still sign up by contacting the Old Courthouse Museum at 902-533-4008 or guysborough.historical@ns.sympatico.ca). For more details, visit www.htns.ca. Everyone is welcome.

SUNDAY
AUGUST 25

The Guysborough Historical Society celebrates Heritage Day: Walking tour of Guysborough Railway Trail, 10 a.m.; Barbecue at noon; Highland dancing from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Interred Within: the Pioneers of Guysborough book launch from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Live music with Netonia Nickerson from 2:30 to 3 p.m.; Walking tour of Methodist Cemetery, 3 p.m.; Lecture about the Guysborough Railway by guest speaker Bruce MacDonald, presented by the Drysdale Lecture Series, from 7 to 9 p.m. All events will take place / start at the Old Courthouse Museum, 106 Church Street, Guysborough. Call 902-533-4008 or email guysborough.historical@ns.sympatico.ca for more information.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 30

Courthouse Concert at Sherbrooke Village, 7 p.m. This week's concert features the Annual Sherbrooke Shares Variety Concert in aid of the St. Mary’s Food Bank. Performers TBA. Tickets are $10 each at the door.

Larry’s River Picnic Weekend: Open mic night at the parish hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, call Karen Delorey at 902-525-2725.

SATURDAY
AUGUST 31

Larry’s River Picnic Weekend: Parade, 1 p.m.; Games of chance at the parish hall 2 p.m.; Supper at the parish hall from 4 to 6 p.m.; Dance at the parish hall from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Music by Rankin MacInnis. For more information, call Karen Delorey at 902-525-2725.

SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 1

Larry’s River Picnic Weekend: Liturgical celebration at the parish hall, 11 p.m. Brunch will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Duckie race, 2 p.m. Concert at the parish hall, 7 p.m. Performances by local entertainment. For more information, call Karen Delorey at 902-525-2725.

WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 4

Mini-cribbage card plays begin again at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion, 1 pm. Visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MulgraveLegion or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MulgraveLegion for more information.

FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 6

Courthouse Concert at Sherbrooke Village, 7 p.m. This week's concert features the 25th Annual Sherbrooke Show & Shine Kick-Off show featuring music by Saltwater Joy. Tickets are $10 each at the door.

SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 8

45s card plays begin again at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 pm. Visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MulgraveLegion or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MulgraveLegion for more information.

FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 13

Courthouse Concert at Sherbrooke Village, 7 p.m. This week's concert features hometown folklorist, writer and folk singer Clary Croft. Tickets are $10 each at the door.

FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 20

Courthouse Concert at Sherbrooke Village, 7 p.m. This week's concert features bluegrass, country, folk and easy rock group My Father’s Fiddle. Tickets are $10 each at the door.

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.

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.

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.

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.