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Shoreline Community Events 2017


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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 held every Tuesday from Sept .13, 2016 to June 27, 2017, at the Truro Legion on Brunswick St. from 7:30 to 10:30. Admission $6, shared lunch, 50/50 ticket sales. A live 5-piece band for waltz quadrille, round waltz, polka, fox-trot, jive and up to date country singing.

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.

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

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.


May 2017

 May 27: Great Village Legion, 10 am -2 pm, Solar Basics. Join us to help Andrew Meredith Celebrate Canada 150 by releasing his new coloring book. We will also have many vendors helping us celebrate. Watch for more posters and info.

May 27: Parrsboro Tourism Trade Fair. Representatives from the Geopark Steering Committee will be participating.

May 27: 10-2, Great Village Legion Free Admission.  Spring Shopping Event.  Andrew Meredith will be selling his latest book. Spoon rings, pet tags Made by Dean. Melicious Chocolate, fine made Chocolates and Truffles. DW Did It, will have his beautiful coin artistry on display and for sale. Donald’s Metal Works. Elise will have her amazing smelling Bath Bombs and other products. Voxx Socks and Steeped Tea  will both be there to answer questions. Many crafters using reclaimed products for your home yard and garden. Home baking and so much more. Canteen on site. Stop in and browse for a bit we would love to see you.

May 27: 31st Annual Lobster Take Out Supper, Great Village Fire Hall. Tickets, $20.00. Pick up 3pm - 5pm. For tickets please call: Betty 902-668-2314 or Pat 902-668-2373.

May 27: Ashley MacIsaac and Friends Benefit Concert, First United Church, Truro, 7 p.m. Other performers: John Pellerin, fiddler and step dancer; Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, pianist; Cheryl Reid O’Hagan, harpist; The MacKinnon Sisters, vocals. Raising funds for: First United Church restoration fund and the alumni association of the Normal College and Nova Scotia Teachers College. Tickets: $40 for adults, $20 for students (19 and under). Can be purchased at First United Church office, 902-895-8098. Tickets will also be available at the door if still available.

May 28: Open Mic at Great Village Legion, 1pm.- 4pm. Donation at door.

May 28: Write-In Joggins workshop at the Joggins Fossil Centre 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Information: Laurie Glenn Norris, Work: 902-251-2727 ext. 224 or education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net

May 28: Spring Band Concert at the Hall, Parrsboro. Starts at 7:00pm, Donations appreciated.

May 31: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro. Starts at 7:30pm. Pawn Sacrifice (2015). Drama, Biography. Rated PG. Starring: Live Schreiber, Lily Rabe, Tobey Maguire and Peter Sarsgaard. *Reshowing – Free to those who attended the previous showing which got cancelled due to technical difficulties. Thanks for your patience & support.


June 2017

June 1: Teepa Snow – Friends & Family Night, 6 – 8 pm. at the Holiday Inn, Truro. This is for all friends and families of persons with dementia. Registration deadline is May 25th, so contact Earth Angels Home Care (902) 893-3553 to do so. Cost is free but space is limited so do it now!

Jun 3: Annual Plant, Book and Bake Sale will be held at the Band Hall, Parrsboro starting at 9 am. If you have some perennials, books or bake items you would like to donate they can be dropped off at the hall on Friday, June 2nd from 6-8 pm. If you would like to rent a table they are $10 per table. Call Patricia Burke at 902-254-3839 before May 31, 2017.

Jun 3: Annual Plant & Bake Sale at the Hall, Parrsboro, 9:00am to 12 noon.

Jun 3: Lennie Gallant, Concert at The Hall, Parrsboro. Sold out! 8:00pm

Jun 6: Wheels To Meals, Great Village Legion, 12 noon. Menu: Roast chicken Dinner /dressing, Mashed potatoes, Carrots & turnip / gravy. Jello / ice cream.

Jun 7: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro. Starts at 7:30pm. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) Biography, Drama, Romance   Rated 14A. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson

Jun 10: Debert and Area Community Association  invites you to the grand opening of our new Community Centre, the former Masonic Lodge at 1191 Plains Rd.,  Debert from 11am to 2pm. We are hosting  a free Bbq with refreshments and also activities for the kids.Please come by and say hello and share your ideas with us.

Jun 10: Fried Fish Supper, Economy Recreation Centre, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Price: $10.00 Adults; $5.00 Children under 12. Flounder (if available), Veggies, Dessert, Tea/Coffee. Sponsored by the Board of Stewards, Economy United Church. A book sale will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Jun 10: Book Sale, at Economy Recreation Centre, 4:00pm to 6:30 pm. (Donation of books would be appreciated. Drop off at the Recreation Centre June 9th between 10:00 & 11:00 am or call Linda at 647-2636)

June 10: The Four Men, a group of gentlemen singers with super voices, will be at Sharon United Church in Tatamagouche, 7:30 pm. Cost is $20 a person and part of the funds raised will go to the M&S Fund, the remainder to Sharon United. This concert is a one of a kind one so don’t miss it!

Jun 13: The Masstown Community Association, 7 pm at the restaurant part of the Masstown Market.

Jun 15: Fibre Art Friends workshop at the Joggins Fossil Centre 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Information:

Laurie Glenn Norris, Work: 902-251-2727 ext. 224 or education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net

Jun 16: Onslow Rocks 2017 featuring "No Where Road", at 8:30 pm at Central Colchester Junior High. The proceeds for this year's event will go towards a new play space behind the community centre for the community.

June 16: Car Fit – coming to Bible Hill Fire Hall from 11:30 – 1:30. Offers senior drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars "fit" them. Registration is free, but you need an appointment. Call the Seniors’ Clinic at (902) 896-2609 to register.

June 16-18: Parrsboro International Plein AIr Festival, hosted by Parrsboro Creative at the Hall, Parrsboro.

Jun 17: COLLECTORS' GALA, 7- 9 pm at the Hall, Parrsboro. This is Awards Night and the first showing of the new canvases

Jun 18: Write-In Joggins workshop at the Joggins Fossil Centre 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Information:

Laurie Glenn Norris, Work: 902-251-2727 ext. 224 or education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net

Jun 19: GIGANTIC PUBLIC ART SALE at the Hall, Parrsboro, 10am to 5pm. Full details of this new and exciting event can be found on-line on Parrsboro Creative's FB page or their website at https://www.parrsborocreative.com/

Jun 20: Wheels To Meals, Great Village Legion, 12 noon. Buffet style cold plates, [Salads & cold cuts]. Assorted sweets. No more dinners until fall Sept. no Open Mic until Sept.

Jun 21: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro. Starts at 7:30pm. Deepwater Horizon (2016) Biography, Drama   Rated PG. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell

Jun 24: Bass River Walk, 5/10km, 2pm. 1B, Hwy 104, Exit 12, turn right. Take Hwy 2 to Bass River Interpretive, Centre just past Veterans Memorial Park. BBQ to follow at 56 Moonlight Court, Crowes Mills, Bring salad or dessert, Jim Cleveland 902-800-1819, All welcome.

Jun 24: The 2nd "Winding River Op’ry Show", 7PM   Doors open 6pm. Bible Hill Fire Hall, 67 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, NS. (Wheel Chair Accessible). Musicians: Jim & Denise White; Martha & Gary Webb; Carol & Brittney Roode; Ellis Weir, Marlyn Spencer; The O’Briens’, Carol & Bruce Hoegg will  sing the songs of famous Country Stars MC: Mr. Foster Stewart  Limited Seating - Advance Tickets  $10.00 (Cash Only Please) Mingo’s Music Sales, 590 Prince St., Truro. If any tickets left, they will be sold ($12.00) at door night of show Proceeds, after expenses, to Bible Hill Fire Brigade. Show Contact 902-897-9653  email:  bassplayer.obrien@gmail.com


July 2017

Jun 30-July 1: Annual Flea Market, Peniel United Church, Five Islands. June 30th: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; July 1: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Church open Thursday, June 29th at 9:00 am for drop off. Refreshments served. Variety of new and used items. For information: Valerie, 902-254-2840.

July 8 & 9: 75 Mile Yard sale along Highway #2 from Mingo’s Corner to Parrsboro. Community Groups and individuals should start preparing for the gigantic event. Those interested in partnering with the organizers should contact Clair Peers, 902-897-5951.


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