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Regular Community Events 2019

Community Library: The Wentworth Learning Centre community library is open open weekdays from Mondays through to Thursdays 9am to 7pm; Fridays 9am to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 7pm.

Mondays: On the second Monday evening each month commencing at 7:00 pm, the Peniel UCW, Five Islands provides an avenue for fellowship and a means to serve the community. Come join and enjoy the companionship of other women.

Mondays: Gym classes at the Economy Recreation Center mornings from 9 to 10 and evenings 7 to 8.

Mondays: Tai Chi at the FPW Fire Hall, Port Greville, every Monday at 7pm.

Mondays: Weight Loss Group at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 6:30 pm.

Mondays: Cards at the Diligent River Community Hall, every Monday at 7pm.

Mondays: Card Party join us to play 45’s at Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Mondays: Bodacious Yoga Class- 6 to 7pm- Every Monday until August 19th at Masstown United Church $10/class This class is designed for everyone from the voluptuous to the folks with cranky knees and backs, to those who want to try yoga but just aren't sure how to get started. Come be you; be beautiful; be Bodacious!!!! Contact Tanya at The Artsy Nerd Holistic Relaxation Company 902-814-2194

Mondays: Shuffleboard at Economy Recreation Centre at 7:00 pm.

Mondays: Parrsboro Citizens Band Rehearsal, 7 pm. Interested in joining contact Rob Bentley.

Mondays: Yoga Tone with Ashley Fletcher at WCCS, Bass River, 6PM. $10 Drop-in fee. Email ashleyfletcher@eastlink.ca or phone 902-986-2133

Tuesdays: Walk ‘n Roll program at the RECC on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm. Designed for people with mobility challenges and who use a mobility aide.  We have rollator walkers there for use if people do not have their own. Admission; Free. For information contact: Beckey Langille, OTRegNS(c), Geriatric Clinician, Senior’s Clinic 902-986-2609.

Tuesdays: Exercises at the FPW Fire Hall, Port Greville, every Tuesday at 10 am.

Tuesdays: The King Street Strummers meet at 7:30pm. (For info contact Rob Bentley).

Tuesdays: TOPS NS 5261 at Great Village Legion, 10 am. Everyone is welcome. Your first visit is Free.

Tuesdays: Play Parrsboro Lions Club Bingo every Tuesday at 6 PM on cable 5 and now on the internet at: www.parrsborolionsbingo.ca

Tuesdays: Craft Group from the area meets at the Economy Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 2:00pm to work on various projects. Bring a lunch if you stay for the whole four hours.

Tuesdays: The Goodtime Seniors club dances are beginning their 40th year on Sept 29, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Held at The Truro Legion on Brunswick St from 7:30 to 10:30 Admission $7. Shared lunch and 50/50 tickets, a live 5-piece band playing waltz quadrilles, round waltz, polka, fox-trot, jive and country/modern songs.

Tuesdays: Colchester Stroke Club meets from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Douglas Recreation Center, 40 Douglas Street, Truro. All stroke survivors and volunteers are welcome. For more information please call Sheila at 902-893-2756 or Karen at 902-893-4759.

Tuesdays: Wentworth Learning Centre hosts Maggie's Place-Pop Up at 9 am. This is a weekly two hour outreach pre-school play group for parents/caretakers and their children aged up to six years. No registration is required. Free of charge.

Tuesdays: Historical Flashbacks: Tea and Talk, 1 pm in the community library at Wentworth Learning Centre. Discuss Wentworth history rummaging through boxes of old photographs (yours and others). Transportation provided: need a ride to and from the library? Call 902-548-2076 and we will pick you up.

Tuesdays: Bass River Fire Brigade Toonie Draw 7pm at the Bass River Fire Hall. Tickets available along the shore. Visit: Facebook page: Bass River Fire Brigade Toonie Draw

Wednesdays: Mid-Week Morning Yoga, 9:00-10:00 am every Wednesday at Masstown United Church. $10 drop in or 10 class pass for $80. Contact Tanya at The Artsy Nerd Holistic Relaxation Company 902-814-2194

Wednesdays: Debert Legion Weekly Chase the Ace. Tickets available at the Legion Friday to Wednesday, as well as stores in West Colchester. Ticket sales end at 8:00PM Draw at 8:15 PM. Don’t need to be present to win. Tickets $3.00 each.

Wednesdays: Gym classes at Economy Recreation Center mornings from 9 to 10 and evenings 7 to 8.

Wednesdays: Debert Legion 7:30 pm Crib, bring a partner, new teams welcome

Wednesdays: Venipuncture Clinic (Blood Collection), Medical Centre, Bass River, 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Nurse Lynn Swan, RN.

Wednesdays: Cards at Senior’s Centre, Five Islands, 7:30pm.

Wednesdays: Yoga with Margaret Davidson 6:30 pm at Lower Onslow Community Centre.

Wednesdays: Mid-Week Morning Beginner Yoga, 9:30-10:30am. Classes are downstairs at Cobequid United Church Hall, Masstown $10/class ($80 for a 10 class pass). Call Tanya at 902-814-2194

Thursdays: BINGO Every Thursday Night @ 7 PM, Wentworth Recreation Centre 13752 HWY 4. Regular Game, Jackpot, Toonie Number. Come out and enjoy the evening

Thursdays: Beginning Thursday, September 5th, and every Thursday, Open  Mic at the Lower Onslow Community Centre. Doors open at 5:30 music at 6:30. 50/50, donations at the door, coffee/tea on the house, everyone welcome.

Thursdays: Bodacious Yoga every Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm, Cobequid United Church Hall. This class is suitable for all abilities. Lots of modifications offered. $10 drop-in fee (10 class pass $80) Call Tanya at 902-814-2194.

Thursdays: Grandparent’s Rights for Nova Scotia meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-4 pm at Sobey’s Community Room, Robie Street, Truro.

Thursdays: Bingo, Recreation Centre, Economy starting at 7:00 pm. Early Bird game at 6:45.

Thursdays: Canasta from 1 – 3 pm at the Historeum, 29 Young Street, Truro. Both experienced and new learners are welcome.

Thursdays: Open Mic, Lower Onslow Community Centre. Doors open at 5:30, music starts at 6:30.  50/50, tea/coffee on the house, everyone welcome.

Thursdays: Gym classes at Economy Recreation Center - evenings 7 to 8

Thursdays: Girl Guides, Sparks and Brownies, 5:30pm at Wentworth Learning Centre.

Thursdays: TriCounty Chase the Ace, Debert Legion, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. $3.00 / ticket. Don’t need to be there to win. Tickets available through the week at multiple locations. Jackpot averaging $600 increase each week. As of October 17, jackpot is $14,365.60.

Fridays: Chase the Ace held at Wentworth Learning Centre at 9:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at various places throughout the week, and at the centre 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm on Fridays.

Fridays: Gym classes at Economy Recreation Center mornings from 9 to 10 and evenings 7 to 8.

Fridays: Bingo at Five Islands Fire Brigade Hall, 7 p.m.

Fridays: Evening with the Brushes at Wentworth Learning Centre, 6:30 pm. Cost $40.

Fridays: Darts, Debert Legion, 7:30 pm, $3 / player.

Saturdays: Chase the Ace supporting the Debert Legion and West Colchester Cobras Saturday's 2-4pm draw time 4:15pm must be there to win! $2 per ticket.

Saturdays: OPEN MIC at the Diligent River Community Hall, 7 pm, every other Saturday unless otherwise posted.

Sundays: Jamboree and Open Mic held the second Sunday of the month at Wentworth Learning Centre, 2 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of old-time country music. All are welcome to play a tune. Sign up at the door.

Sundays: Sunday Music Afternoon, last Sunday of every month, except December, at Wentworth Community Centre, 1 pm to 5 pm. Music starts at 1:30 pm.

Sundays: Yoga with Ashley Fletcher at WCCS, Bass River, 6:30 PM. $10 Drop-in fee. Email ashleyfletcher@eastlink.ca or phone 902-986-2133

Sundays: Afternoon of Live Music and Dancing,1:30 to 5:00 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth. Fiddlers and many other musicians come from all over Nova Scotia to share their music. The beautiful rock maple hardwood floor is a favourite with the dancers. Donations accepted at the door. Shared lunch. 902-548-2301. Event held every last Sunday of the month except December.

1 & 3rd Thurs: Truro Toastmasters Club, Non-profit worldwide organization designed to help individuals improve public speaking and leadership skills. 6pm - 8pm. 36 Arthur Street, NSCC Campus, Forrester Hall, Room 335. Admission cost: Guests are welcome to drop in at no cost. Contact: Jann McFarlan, 902-890-9886.

2nd and 4th Thurs: Parrsboro Citizens’ Choir Rehearsal, 7 pm. Interested in joining contact David Towns

Rehearsals for Parrsboro Citizens Band: Both the Improv Jazz Ensemble and the King Street Strummers are taking a summer vacation – lessons to resume after Labour Day weekend; If you are interested in either group, please contact Rob Bentley

Events by type:

Walk ‘n Talk is on Monday, Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth

Beginner Pickle Ball is on Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm The Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth

Gentle Yoga is most Sunday’s at 4:30 pm. The Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth Contact Kaly at 902 410-0292 or Bella.yoga2019@gmail.com..  (Not on the last Sunday of the month)

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth Contact Andrew at 902-986-1429.

Dancing to Live Music is every last Sunday of the month from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. The Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Wentworth


November 2019

Nov 28: J P Cormier and Dave Gunning Concert, 8 pm. SOLD OUT

Nov 29: Free Family Movie, 7 pm after Tree Lighting. Canteen will be open to purchase snacks.

Nov 29: Advent Pot Luck supper and craft-making event, Economy United Church, 5:30 pm. Please bring a donation to help offset cost of craft materials.

Nov 29: Debert Legion Friday Night Supper, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Roast pork, vegetables, desert, tea / coffee.  $10 / plate, children 10 and under $5. Take out available, wheelchair accessible.

Nov 30: Hunters’ Breakfasts, Londonderry Community Centre. 8 to 11 am. Prices range from $8 to $12, also a $5 pancake plate. Each meal includes juice, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Nov 30: Debert Military Museum silent auction at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, Debert. Doors open at 2:00PM.

Nov 30: Farewell to Fall Dance, Five Islands Fire Hall. Music by "Two of a Kind" – Pam and Cecil Mitton, 8:30 – 11:30pm. Members and Quests only, NSLC ID required. $6 per person.

Nov 30: Five Islands Bazaar – Christmas Sale (also Dec 1), 10am to 5pm. Plenty of locally made, jams, jellies, pickles, baking such as fruit cakes,m pies, loaves and cookies. Christmas gifts – mittens, socks, slippers, hand towels and various other items. Luncheon from 11:30 to 1:00pm, consisting of soup, chili, etc, dessert, tea / coffee, $8.


December 2019

Dec 1: Five Islands Bazaar – Christmas Sale (also Nov 30), 10am to 5pm. Plenty of locally made, jams, jellies, pickles, baking such as fruit cakes,m pies, loaves and cookies. Christmas gifts – mittens, socks, slippers, hand towels and various other items. Breakfast from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Dec 1: Annual White Gift Service, Riverside United Church, Bass River, 10:00 am.

Dec 2: Annual Christmas Dinner for Wheels to Meals program in Great Village, 12 noon, at the Great Village Legion. Catering, cooking and serving will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Great Village Volunteer Fire Brigade with all food expenses for the event sponsored by the Shoreline Journal. Admission, $10.00 with all proceeds going to the brigade auxiliary. Additional donations accepted for the Legion building fund.

Dec 3: ATV Club will meet at the Economy Rec Centre.

Dec 4: Movie at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30 pm. Showing "Racing Rain".

Dec 6: Santa at The Hall, Parrsboro to greet children following Santa Clause Parade.

Dec 6: Community Christmas Concert, Victoria Hall, Bass River, 7pm. Anyone interested in performing, contact: Wendy, 902-647-2720 or Randy, 902-647-2416.

Dec 6: Reindeer Games, 3:30-5 pm, for 3-9 year-olds at Oxford Regional Education Centre

Dec 7: Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Appreciation Night. Santa comes to the Fire Hall, 7:00 pm, at the Five Islands Fire Hall. There will be host beverages and treats for everyone.

Dec 7: Hunters’ Breakfasts, Londonderry Community Centre. 8 to 11 am. Prices range from $8 to $12, also a $5 pancake plate. Each meal includes juice, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Dec 7: Christmas in the Park sponsored by the Oxford Area Lionettes annual Craft Sale, Dessert & Quiche Cafe 10-2, at the Trinity United Church Vestry, 5192 Main St. Oxford. This event is being held the same day as the town-wide Oxford Bargain Bonanza.

Dec 8: Christmas Carol Sing, an evening of Christmas music at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, at 7:00 pm. Free-will offering. Refreshments Served. Sponsored by Board of Stewards.

Dec 8: Christmas Craft Sale, Economy Recreation Centre.

Dec 11: Business meeting of Five Islands Fire Brigade. Note change of date. 2020 meeting dates will be discussed at next business meeting.

Dec 14: Santa will make his annual visit to the Bass River Fire Hall.

Dec 15: Family movie, Victoria Hall, Bass River, 1:00pm. Popcorn and treats for sale.

Dec 15: Honouring local seniors at Five Islands Fire Hall, 1pm. Being honoured as former graduates of Boydtown School for their birthday celebration (no gifts) are Elsie MacIntosh (nee Yorke), Bass River; Paul Yorke, Economy, and Jim Power, Five Islands. Share some memories and snacks.

Dec 15: Santa will make a special visit to the Economy Recreation Centre, Economy.

Dec 16: Annual Christmas Concert at The Hall, Parrsboro, 7 pm

Dec 18: Movie at The Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30 pm. Showing "White Christmas".

Dec 24: Christmas Eve service, Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 7:00pm. Contact person, Valerie Pugsley, 902-254-2840.

Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Fall Dance, Five Islands Fire Hall. Music by "Two of a Kind" – Pam and Cecil Mitton, 9:00 – 1:00 am. Tickets available from Gerry Roberts, 902-216-0161, or Pam Mitton. NSLC ID required. $10 per person.


Maurice & Dorothy Rees, Publishers
The Shoreline Journal
Box 41, Bass River, NS B0M 1B0
PH: 902-647-2968; Cell: 902-890-9850
E-mail: maurice@theshorelinejournal.com