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Regular Community Events 2018

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: 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.

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

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

1st and 3rd Sunday: Music by Ray Savoie and Friends in Great Village at the Legion, 2 P.M. till 4 P.M.  Free tea, coffee and donuts, $5.00 at the door and 50/50 draw with all proceeds for the Legion. (NOTE: No music on April 1st, Easter Sunday, only on April 15th for this month).

Village Follies Dinner Theatre Performances 7:00 PM, May 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th and a matinee on Sunday, May 6th at 4:00 PM. Includes three course meal at the Debert Legion. Tickets are just $35 each. To order tickets phone 902-986-1710.


April 2018

Apr 22 – June 30: Inspirations by Indu Varma is on exhibit at the Joggins Fossil Centre, 100 Main Street Joggins until June 3, 2018. For more information contact: Laurie Glenn Norris, Education and Outreach Manager at 902-251-2727 Ext. 224 or education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net

Apr 24: Debert Legion General Meeting, 7:30PM. All members are encouraged to attend to help with decision making. Please note the change in time.

Apr 26: Chase the Ace Draw at the Debert Legion, 8:15 PM. Tickets sold at venues in West Colchester and until 8:00PM at the Debert Legion. $3.00 per ticket. No need to be present to win.

Apr 27: Friday Night Supper at Debert Legion. Pan Fried Haddock, vegetables, dessert tea/coffee. Adults $10.00. Children under 12 $5.00. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable. This will be our last supper until September.

Apr 30: Masstown Cemetery meeting, 6:30pm in Masstown church basement . All WELCOME


May 2018

May 1: Debert Cemetery Annual Meeting, 7:00 pm, Debert Baptist Church, 1273 Plains Road, Debert, NS

May 2-12: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 Joggins will host From Vimy to Juno Exhibition. Opening reception on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m.

May 2: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30pm. Lady Bird (2017) – Comedy, Drama, Rated PG. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith and Stephen McKinley Henderson. Nominated for Five 2018 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

May 3: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw at Debert Legion, 8:15 PM. Tickets sold at venues in West Colchester and at Debert Legion until 8:00 PM. $3.00 per ticket. Don’t need to be present to win.

May 4: Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:00pm

May 5: Community Clean Up. Invite your group of friends, family and or neighbours; choose a roadway, laneway, shoreline or any other public space you want to clean or meet at the FPW Fire Hall in Port Greville at 9 am for assigned areas and to pick up your clear bags and gloves. Leave filled clear bags along Hwy 209 and we will arrange litter pick-up.  Registered with the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Program. The Municipality will be providing a dumpster May 6th for household items you may wish to dispose of.  

May 5: Roast Beef Dinner, 4:00 – 5:30 at Shubenacadie United Church, 2869 Highway 2, Shubenacadie Adults $12.00/ Children(6-12) $6.00/ Under 6 free. Takeouts available/ Wheelcahir accessible. Contact: 902-758-2300 or 902-758-2360.

May 9: Concert Series at The Hall, Parrsboro, 8:00pm. Cadence - Four Men. Four Microphones. No Instruments

May 10: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw at Debert Legion, 8:15 PM. Tickets sold at venues in West Colchester and at Debert Legion until 8:00 PM. $3.00 per ticket. Don’t need to be present to win.

May 11: Concert at Victoria Hall, Bass River by Graham Nicholas and Jerry Legere, 7pm. Tickets available at Dominion Chair or call Wendy, 902-647-2720.

May 14: Do you give unpaid care to a family member or friend who has a chronic or acute health condition, or who is frail or elderly? As a caregiver you may feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Our goal is to help you identify common "stressors" and address them before they become harmful to your health. We will focus on strategies to regain or maintain your life balance.  Please join Caregiver Nova Scotia for this free workshop: Monday May 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Lion's Den, 210 King Street, Parrsboro. This is a free workshop. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, May 10th.  Please contact Cindie Smith at 902-324-2273 to register or for more information. Sponsored by Caregivers NS, SPAR, and Shore Drive Community Development Association.

May 15: Truro Presbyterial UCW Spring Rally at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Registration is from 9:30 – 10 am. Theme is "Growing With Changes". There will be a Book Display. All welcome! Bring lunch!

May 16: Movie Night at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30pm. 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) – Drama, PG. Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones, Peter Dinklage and Kerry Condon. Winner of 2 Academy Awards 2018: Academy Award for Best Actress + Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

May 18: Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:00pm. This is the last one for the summer – starts back up Sept 7th

May 19: Roast Beef Dinner, Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 4:00-6:00 pm. Adults $12.00; children under 12, $6.00. Take outs available. Sponsored by the Peniel UCW.

May 22: Debert Legion General Meeting, 7:30 PM. All members encouraged to attend to help with decision making. Please note change in time.

May 24: Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw at Debert Legion, 8:15 PM. Tickets sold at venues in West Colchester and at Debert Legion until 8:00 PM. $3.00 per ticket. Don’t need to be present to win.

May 24: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 5/10km, Sackville, NB, 11am, 2A. Tourist Bureau, 34 Mallard Drive, Hwy 2, Exit 504, turn left to cross overpass, Contact: George Woodburn, 506-546-0057. All are welcome.

May 26: - Great Village Garden Club Spring Plant Sale.  Perennials ($2 each), shrubs, trees, houseplants and more. Viewing at 9 a.m. Sale at 10 a.m. until sellout. Great Village School gym.

May 26: Bible Hill Garden Club annual plant sale, Bible Hill Fire Hall, 8:30 – 11:30 pm. Large variety of potted plants, perennials, shrubs, etc. Information: 902-893-2669.

May 27: Spring Concert at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:00pm. Presented by Parrsboro Band Association. Showcasing talented musicians from the Parrsboro Citizens Jazz Combo; The King Street Strummers, the Elastic Big Band and Parrsboro Citizens’ Choir. Donations appreciated.

May 28: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 5/10km, 9:15 am, 1A Victoria Park, Truro Permanent Walk, Goodlife Fitness, 13 Queen Street, Truro. Contact: Heather McLeod, 902-895-2592. All are welcome

May 30: 5th Wednesday Illustrated Talk at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30pm. "The Grand Circle"- A Trip Through Geological Time with Professional Photographer, Lawrence R. Nicoll.


June 2018

Jun 2: Annual plant, book and bake sale sponsored by the Parrsboro Band Association, 9am-12 noon. Donations of perennials and baked goods appreciated. Can be dropped off at the Hall, 6-9pm, Friday, June 1st. Want to rent a table - $20 each? Call 902-254-3839 before May 30th.

Jun 11: Graham Nichols and Jerry Legere, two extremely talented folk/roots country musicians from Ontario, in concert 7 pm. They are extremely excited to have Victoria Hall as one of their venues on their Maritime tour.

June 17: Matt Minglewood in concert at Victoria Hall, Bass River, 2pm. Tickets available at Dominion Chair or call Wendy, 902-647-2720.


July 2018

Jul: The Secrets are returning to Victoria Hall, Bass River in July. Watch for posters and check Facebook for updates.

Jul 14-15: Gigantic 50km yard sale weekend from Mingo’s Corner to Parrsboro. Groups are encouraged to make plans for coffee, lunches, BBQ, or to organize fund raisers for their own groups.


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