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Regular Community Events 2018 & 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: 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.


December 2018

Dec 1: Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual pre-Christmas and Awards Banquet.

Christmas Festival of Trees & Crafts 2018 - Middle Musquodoboit

  • Friday, November 30 - Tree Lighting & Musical Entertainment, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 1 - Tree Display & Craft Show, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 2 - Tree Display & Craft Show, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nov 30/Dec 1, 2: Christmas Festival of Trees & Crafts 2018 at the Natural Resources/Musquodoboit Valley Education Centers, 12014/12046 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit. November 30 - Tree Lighting & Musical Entertainment, 6:00 - 8:00 pm; December 1 - Tree Display & Craft Show, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and

December 2 - Tree Display & Craft Show, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dec 1: Christmas Craft Sale held at Debert Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 am to 1 pm. Over 40 tables of crafts, baked goods, and vendors - something for everyone!!

Dec 2: Christmas Carol Sing, Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 7:00 pm. Free will offering. Refreshments served.

Dec 2: Debert Area Community Association 2nd annual tree lighting. Caroling 6pm with Jackie Putnam and then tree lighting at 6:30pm. Cookies and hot chocolate to follow at the Debert School until around 7ish.

Dec 4: For the third consecutive year the Shoreline Journal will sponsor the annual "Wheels to Meals" Christmas Dinner at the Great Village Legion on December 4th beginning at 12 noon. Doors open at 11:15 am.

Dec 5: Catherine Ann Martin, Talking Circles, Truro Library, 6-8 pm. introduces "Kesikewiku" (winter month) to explore relations in the dark and cold time. If we have an unstable climate, how does that affect species in winter?

Dec 5: Movie at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30 pm. Showing, "Crazy Asians".

Dec 6: Debert Legion Tri Service  Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM. Doors open 6:00 PM for ticket sales. Ticket  $3.00 each available at venues in Debert, Masstown, Truro, Bible Hill, Hilden, Millbrook. No need to be there to win.

Dec 7: Debert Legion Friday Night Supper Roast Beef, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10.00. Under 12 $5,00. Take outs available. Wheelchair Assessable.

Dec 7: Debert Legion Darts 7:30 PM. $2.00 to play. Everyone welcome.

Dec 7: Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7 pm. All Welcome

Dec 7: The Masstown Community Association will be holding their Annual Tree Lighting at the Masstown Community Park 7pm. Storm date December 8th. There will be a nice bon fire and we will sing some Christmas carols and light our Christmas Tree.

Dec 8: Five Islands Volunteer Fire Department will hold a tree lighting ceremony, treats for the children and award recognition at the fire hall commencing at 7:00 pm

Dec 8: Tides and Times Movie at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7 pm

Dec 9: Open-Mic with Russell & Sandra McCallum, 1pm-4pm, Great Village Legion. (2nd & 4th Sundays) Donation at door. Free coffee & donuts.

Dec 13: Gunning & Cormier Christmas at the Hall, Parrsboro, 8 pm. $25 (SOLD OUT)

Dec 13: Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw. Doors open 6:00PM for ticket sales. Tickets $3.00 each available at venues in Debert, Masstown, Truro, Bible Hill, Hilden, Millbrook. No need to be present to win.

Dec 14: Debert Legion Friday Night Supper Pan Fried Haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee Adults $10.00. Under 12 $5.00. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessable. This will be the last supper until January.

Dec 14: Debert Legion Mixed League Darts 7:30 PM.$2.00 to play. Everyone welcome.

Dec 14: Christmas Open Mic at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7 pm

Dec 17: The Parrsboro Band Association will hold their Annual Christmas Concert at 7 pm at: The Hall", 44 King Street, Parrsboro. Tickets $10. Can be purchased at Ken's Grocery, Art Lab and Harrisons as well as at the door.

Dec 19: Movie at the Hall, Parrsboro, 7:30 pm. Showing: The Man That Invented Christmas

Dec 20: Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM for ticket sales.Tickets $3.00 each. Available at venues in Truro, Bible Hill Hilden, Millbrook. No need to be present to win.

Dec 21: Debert Legion: Debert Mixed Dart League 7:30 PM. $2.00 to play. Everyone welcome.

Dec 22: Debert Legion: Games Night. An evening of great games: crib. pool, darts and a selection of board games. Starts 7:30 PM. Everyone welcome

Dec 27: Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 PM. Doors open 6:00. PM  for ticket sales. Tickets $3.00 each. Available at venues in Debert, Masstown, Truro, Bible Hill, Millbrook. No need to be present to win.


January 2019

Jan 9: Catherine Ann Martin, Talking Circles, Truro Library, 6-8 pm introduces "Penamujuiku" (frost fish runsmonth) to explore relations when climate change disrupts other species and our own patterns of survival.

Jan 27: 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.


February 2019

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?


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The Shoreline Journal
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