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Regular Community Events 2017

Monday’s: 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.

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

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

Monday’s: Weight Loss Group at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 6:30 pm.

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

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

Monday’s: Shuffleboard at Economy Recreation Centre at 7:00 pm.

Monday’s: Parrsboro Citizens Band Rehearsal, 7 pm. Interested in joining contact Rob Bentley.

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

Tuesday’s: Band Rehearsals at Parrsboro Band Hall, 7:30pm (for info contact Rob Bentley).

Tuesday’s: TOPS NS 5261 at Portaupique Riverside Community Hall, 10 am. Everyone is welcome. Your first visit is Free.

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

Tuesday's: 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 38th year on Sept 12, 2017 to June 26, 2018. 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.

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.

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

Wednesday’s: Debert Legion Weekly Crib every Wednesday. Play starts 7:30 sharp. Bring a partner and come out and play. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday’s: TOPS NS 4623 at Bass River Fire Hall, 1pm. Information call: 902-647-2925.

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

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

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

Thursdays: Open Mic with Wayne Elliot, 6:30 pm at Lower Onslow Community Centre

Thursday’s: 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.

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

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

Thursday’s: Open Mic at the Lower Onslow Community Centre, 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30, beginning on September 29th, every Thursday. tea/coffee on the house, 50/50, everyone welcome.

Thursday’s: It’s a Bingo evening session at Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Thursday’s: Gym classes at Economy Recreation Center - evenings 7 to 8

Thursday’s: Show Case Dance Studio has classes in Tatamagouche on Thursdays. Mr.Neil Prokop (National Ballet Instructor) teaching. Call 902-899-4115 for more details.

Friday’s: Show Case Dance Studio has classes in Springhill on Fri for Tap and Jazz. Mr.Neil Prokop (National Ballet Instructor) teaching. Call 902-899-4115 for more details.

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

Friday’s: Bingo at Five Islands Fire Brigade Hall, 7 p.m.

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

Saturday’s: 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.

Saturday’s: Show Case Dance Studio has classes in Springhill on Saturday mornings for Ballet. Mr.Neil Prokop (National Ballet Instructor) teaching. Call 902-899-4115 for more details.

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

Sunday’s: 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.

Sunday’s: 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.

Sunday’s: Concerts in the Park every Sunday during the summer month. Starts at 7:00pm

1 & 3rd Thurs: Elastic Big Band rehearses at the Band Hall, 7 pm. (Contact Michael Fuller)

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

2nd & 4th Sunday: Open Mic in Great Village at the Legion, 1pm till 4pm. Free tea, coffee and donuts. Free-will donation at the door and 50/50 draw with all proceeds for the Legion.


September 2017

Sept 27: Debert Legion Weekly Chase the Ace. Ticket sales end at 8:00PM Draw at 8:15 PM. Tickets available at the Legion Friday to Wednesday, as well as stores in West Colchester. Don’t need to be present to win. Tickets $3.00 each.

Sept 27: Debert Legion Weekly Crib. Play starts 7:30 sharp. Bring a partner and come out and play. Everyone welcome.

Sept 29: Debert Legion First Friday Night Supper of the fall season, 4:30-6:00. Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Sept 29: Debert Legion Mixed Darts every Friday. Play starts at 7:30 . Draw for partner. $2.00/per night. Everyone Welcome.

Sept 30: The Debert and Area Community Association End of Summer fundraising dance Debert Legion on September 30th from 9pm – 1am. Live music by Southern Grace featuring Jim Aylward, Dale Grace, Barry Ryan and Colin Smeltzer. Admission $10 at the door.

Sept 30:  Valley United UCW presents "HarvestFest & Autumn Jamboree 2017", 7:00pm. Featuring music by Wayne Elliott & Friends (Cathy MacDonald, Susan Richard, Murray Dawson and Julie Johnstone). Silent Auction, Jewellery sale table, Turkey Draw, giant Gift Basket Raffle, 50-50 Draw and lots of door prizes!  Location: Valley Elementary School Gym ((96 Salmon River Rd., Valley - beside the church). Tickets are $10 ea. and cost includes all Desserts and beverages. Limited tickets: contact Jane (902-893-2754) or Brenda (902-893-1162) or at door by chance.


October 2017

Oct 3: Masstown Community Association will meet 7pm, in restaurant part of the Masstown Market. Everyone Welcome!

Oct 4: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30pm. Showing: Mr. Turner (2014) – Drama, Biography Rated PG. Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Sandy Foster, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen, Amy Dawson          

Oct 5: Masstown UCW will meet 7pm, at the home of Gail Hines. All ladies welcome!

Oct 6: No Debert Legion Supper this week due to Thanksgiving holiday on October 9th.

Oct 6: Open Mic at the hall, Parrsboro, 7:00pm. All acts welcome!

Oct 7: Oktoberfest a the Hall, Parrsboro. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Music by The Elastic Big Band. Tickets, $10.00. Bar & food for Sale. 19+ years with ID.

Oct 8: Concert Series at The Hall: Theresa Malenfant - 8:00pm

Oct 6 – 15: Part of 10 Days of October. Daily art exhibition at The Hall, from 1-5pm. Open to the public free of charge. Daily art tours gather at the hall at 1:00 pm and be guided on the art walk.

Oct 7: DGM Men’s Club will meet 8am, at Double "C" Restaurant. All men welcome!

Oct 10: POETRY NIGHT, 8:00 pm, with featured poet Richard Dittami. Main & Station Nonesuch, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS

Oct 10: Truro Presbyterial UCW Fall Rally will be held at Brunswick St. United Church, Truro. Registration 9:30 to 10 am. Theme is "O Happy Days". There will be a Book Display. Come get some of those wonderful napkins, cards and books they always have for sale. All ladies are welcome at this rally; you don’t have to be a UCW member.

Oct 13: Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion, 4:30-6:00. Roast Pork, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Oct 14: Roast Pork Supper, Shubenacadie United Church, 2869 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Prices: Adults $12.00; Children (6-12) $6.00; under 6- free. Elevator accessible. Take-outs available. Information: Ph: 902-758-2360

Oct 14: Central Nova Volkssport Club - Historic Maitland walk, 1A. 10:00am,10km. Meet at Frieze and Roy General Store, in back parking lot. Civic 8787 Hwy 215 Maitland. Contact Gail Brown 902-899-6575. All are welcome.

Oct 14: Joy Laking’s Studio 2017 Studio Exhibition, 6730 Hwy #2, Bass River, on Oct 14 from 10 until 5. View over fifty new paintings and have a cup of tea with the artist.

Oct 15: Joy Laking’s Studio 2017 Studio Exhibition, 6730 Hwy #2, Bass River, on Oct 15 from 10 until 5.  View over fifty new paintings and have a cup of tea with the artist.

Oct. 18: Lead With Your Heart will be hosting its third Wednesday of the month peer support group, at 7 p.m. at First United's Memorial Hall. Events will ensure a fun night: Games, like Pictionary etc, and Shelley Austin's partner will be there to sing and play his guitar and write a song with everyone contributing a line. All are welcome. Information: Laurie White 902-895-2786.

Oct 18: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30pm. Showing: A Ghost Story (2017) – Drama, Fantasy, Romance. Rated PG. Starring: Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez, Grover Coulson, Daniel Escudero, Kimberly Fiddes

Oct 20: Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:00pm

Oct 20: Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion, 4:30-6:00. Roast Beef, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Oct 21: Lead With Your Heart will help break through the stigma and raise awareness around Mental Wellness, as they host Lead With Your Heart Takes Flight, the third annual fundraising event at Holiday Inn at 7 p.m. featuring Ft. Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound. Tickets are $25. Information: Laurie White 902-895-2786 Valerie Kingsbury 902-324-1615; Valerie Hollingsworth 902-956-9087 and Shelley Austin 902-956-7184.

Oct 21: Harvest Breakfast from 8 am to 10 am at the Masstown United Church. Breakfast is pancakes with sausage or bacon, coffee, tea or juice. Adults $5, Children under 12 $3 and toddlers free! Kathleen Purdy has created a beautiful Harvest Wreath and we are selling tickets on this wreath for only $2 each. All proceeds are for the Masstown UCW.

Oct 21: Music in the Kitchen at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 7:00-9:00 pm. Free will offering at the door. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Peniel UCW.

Oct 21: Harvest Breakfast at Masstown United Church, Masstown. Menu: Pancakes with sausage or bacon, coffee, tea or juice. Adults $5, Children under 12 $3, Toddlers free! Harvest Wreath – Tickets $2 each – can purchase as many as you want! Everyone Welcome! Proceeds for the Masstown UCW


Oct 21: Joy Laking’s Studio 2017 Studio Exhibition, 6730 Hwy #2, Bass River, on Oct 21 from 10 until 5.  View over fifty new paintings and have a cup of tea with the artist.

Oct 22: Joy Laking’s Studio 2017 Studio Exhibition, 6730 Hwy #2, Bass River on Oct 22 from 10 until 5.  View over fifty new paintings and have a cup of tea with the artist.

Oct 25: Artist's TALK & PRESENTATION, 7:30pm, with Shelley Freeman. Main & Station Nonesuch, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS

Oct 26: Artist's TALK & PRESENTATION, 7:30pm, with G. Scott MacLeod. Main & Station Nonesuch, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS

Oct 27: Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion, 4:30-6:00. Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Oct 27-29: 7th Annual Parrsboro Film Festival. Full detais on their website: www.parrsborocreative.com as well as Facebook.

Oct 28: Church Supper, Economy Recreation Centre, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Menu: Lasagna, Caesar salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea, coffee. Adults, $10; Children 12 & Under, $5; Family (2 adults, 2 children 12 and under) $25.00. Sponsored by Economy UCW.

Oct 28: Pumpkin Carving in the basement of the Masstown United Church from 1-3pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their own carving tools. Pumpkins are provided by Blake’s Pumpkin Jungle – and we thank them very much!


November 2017

Nov 3: Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion, 4:30-6:00. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Nov 4: Craft Sale at Great Village School Gym. Free Admission. Many new and returning crafters. We are full to capacity and getting excited. Knitting, sewing, quilting, leather work, wood work, baking, painting and much more. The Happy Wombat will be there serving a delicious lunch. 

Nov 5: Sunday afternoon coffee house with the Gospelettes at Peniel United Church, Five Islands from 3:00-4:00 pm. Free will offering at the door. Refreshments to be served. Sponsored by the Peniel UCW.

Nov 5: Spencer`s Island Craft and Farmers Market Christmas Sale, at the Spencer's Island Community Hall, 69 Beach Road, 1 pm - 4 pm. Great gifts for the whole family: Come early; with every purchase you receive a ticket which gets deposited into the Christmas box for a draw that takes place the same day at 3 pm.  The prize is a large gift basket with a variety of the vendor's products in it. 

Nov 10: No Debert Legion Supper this week due to November 11th Remembrance Day meal at the legion.

Nov 17: Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion, 4:30-6:00. Roast beef, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Nov 24: Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion, 4:30-6:00. Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 10, $5.00. Take outs available Wheelchair accessible. Come out and meet your friends.

Nov 25: Downshore Market Christmas Sale, located on Mill Street in Advocate Harbor, 9 am- 12 noon.  Bring the family, shop and join us for some Christmas spirit. We have a sit down breakfast area to enjoy organic fair trade coffee served with special breakfast treats. Bring your friends, relax and find gifts such as Christmas baking, jams, jellies, hand sewn items, knitting for adults and children, handmade knives for hunting and such for the men in the family,  honey and beeswax products, personalized items and more. Information: Alley Squire, 902-348-2089.


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