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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.

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.

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

Tuesday’s: 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.

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

Tuesday’s: The King Street Strummers meet at 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 39th year on Sept 11, 2018 to June 25, 2019. 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: 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: Debert Legion Chase the Ace draw 8:15PM. Tickets on sale at venues in West Colchester County Fri.- Wed, and at the legion 6:15- 8:00 PM. 42 cards left as on Nov.23/17.

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.

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.

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

Friday’s: 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.

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

Sunday’s: 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, and Friday 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

Advanced Pickle Ball is on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 3:30 to 5:30 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


February 2019

Feb.1: Debert Legion Fri. Night Supper 4:30-6:00 PM. Roast beef, vegetables, desert. tea/coffee. Adults $10.00 under 12 $5.00. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable.

Fri.1: Debert Legion mixed darts fun night 7:30 PM. $2.00 to play. Everyone welcome.

Feb. 3: Hike Nova Scotia and the Nine Mile River Trails Association present a guided hike on the Nine Mile River Trails in Enfield at 10 am. You must pre-register at vp.ninemilerivertrails@gmail.com. Qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

Feb 5: Catherine Ann Martin, Talking Circles, Truro Library, 6-8 pm introduces "Apuknajit" (snow blinding month) to explore relations when we are blinded by the enormity of environmental and climate health issues and dont know which way to turn. How can a respect for and understanding of Mother Nature help us?

Feb 6: Movie, 7:30 pm at the Hall, Parrsboro. Showing, The Children Act

Feb. 7: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM  at Debert Legion. Doors open at 6:00 for ticket sales. Tickets available at venues in West Colchester. $3.00 each. Building jackpot over $17,000. Wheelchair assessable. No need to be present to win.

Feb.8: Debert Legion Fri. Night Supper 4:30-6:00 PM. Pan fried haddock, vegetables, desert, tea/coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 12 $5.00. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable.

Feb.8: Debert Legion mixed darts fun night 7:30PM $2.00 to play. Everyone welcome.

Feb.8: Victoria Park Snowshoe Hike: Hike Nova Scotia and HubCycle present a guided Snowshoe Hike in Victoria Park in Truro at 10 am. Bring your own or reserve rentals in advance. Qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

Feb 8: Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7 pm.

Feb 12: Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meeting, 7:00pm at Truro Fire Hall community room. Member Program: Snowman Felt Applique. Meeting open to guests and potential new members. info@marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca or visit www.marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca

Feb 12: The Masstown Community Association will hold their next meeting, 7pm, in the restaurant part of the Masstown Market. Everyone Welcome

Feb. 14: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM. at the Debert Legion. Doors open at 6:00 for ticket sales. Tickets $3.00 each sold at venues across West Colchester. Building jackpot. Wheelchair assessable. Not necessary to be present to win.

Feb 14-18: Fundy Shore Winter Carnival. A multi-day events for the communities from Truro to Parrsboro then onwards to Advocate including Southampton. See stories elsewhere this issue, and watch for further details on websites for Municipalities of Cumberland and Colchester.

Feb.15: Debert Legion Fri. Night Supper 4:30-6:00 Chicken, vegetables, desert, tea/coffee. Adults $10.00 Under 12 $5.00. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable.

Feb.15: Debert Legion mixed darts fun night 7:30 PM. $2.00 to play. Everyone welcome.

Feb 16: 5/10k, 1A, 10:00 am, Truro Permanent Walk, at the Goodlife Fitness, 13 Queen St, Truro. Contact Heather McLeod  902-895-2592

Feb 16: Local Craft, Artisan & Bakers Sale February 16th 10 am – 3 pm at The Band Hall, 44 King Street, Parrsboro. Local crafters, artist and bakers are hosting a sale, which will include a variety of local natural handmade crafts and art such as: jewelry, soaps, beeswax products, photography art, fiber arts, hand spun wool, wooden personalized signs and glass ware, hooked rugs, knitting, handmade moccasins, art, ready to make herbal tea and soup blends, a variety of breads, sweets, preserves, tourtieres and cheesecakes. Tickets will be sold on a large basket of goodies donated by the vendors. Come have some hot herbal teas, and coffee to warm the spirits.

Feb 16: Crafters/Bakers Fair at the Hall, Parrsboro, 10am - 3 pm.

Feb 18: NS Heritage Day. Presentation on the artist, Maud Lewis, 11:00 am at the Joggins Fossil Centre, Joggins. 

Feb 19: Truro Presbyterial UCW Annual Meeting at St. Andrew’s United Church in Truro. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 am. Bring a bag lunch! Theme is "Looking Into Our Future With Hope". Guest speakers 1) These Old Churches and 2) Regions, areas and boundaries. Memorial Service in the afternoon

Feb 19: The Masstown Community Association will meet, 7pm, at the restaurant part of the Masstown Market. Everyone welcome!

Feb 20: Movie, 7:30 pm at the Hall, Parrsboro. Showing The Old Man And The Gun.

Feb 21: Fibre Art Friends, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Joggins Fossil Centre, Joggins. No registration - everyone welcome.

Feb.21: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM at Debert Legion. Doors open 6:00 PM for ticket sales. Tickets $3.00 each sold at venues in West Colchester. Building jackpot. Wheelchair assessable. Not necessary to be present to win.

Feb. 22: Debert Legion Fri. Night Supper 4:30-6:00PM. Roast Pork, vegetables, desert. tea/coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 12 $5.00. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable.

Feb 22: Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7 pm.

Feb 24: Family Movie at the Hall, Parrsboro, 2 pm.

Feb. 26: Debert Legion General Meeting all members are encouraged to attend to provide input in decision making.

Feb 27: Parrsboro Film Festival at the Hall, 7:30 pm. 2019 Preview Line-up.

Feb. 28: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM. Doors open at 6:00  for ticket sales. Tickets $3.00 each sold at venues across West Colchester. Building jackpot. Wheelchair assessable. Not necessary to be present to win.


March 2019

Mar.1: Debert Legion Fri, Night Supper 4:30- 6:00. Roast beef, vegetables, desert, tea/coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 12 $5.00, Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable.

Mar.5: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Slate Youth Centre, 883 Prince Street, Truro, 5pm -7pm  $8.50 regular, $6.50 small. Pancakes, sausages, beans, and coffee/tea/juice. All proceeds support Slate's youth programs.

Mar 12: Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meeting, 7:00pm at Truro Fire Hall community room. Member Program: Chicken Scratch Project. Meeting open to guests & potential new members. Contact: info@marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca or visit www.marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca                                                     

Mar 14: Fibre Art Friends, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Joggins Fossil Centre, Joggins. No registration - everyone welcome.

Mar 21: Children's March Break Day Camp. For kids ages 5 to 12. $5.00 per child per day. 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM                                               


April 2019

Apr 9: Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meeting, 7:00pm at Truro Fire Hall community room. Member Program: Travel & Tapestries. Meeting open to guests & potential new members. Contact: info@marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca or visit  www.marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca     


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