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Welcome to our new community events calendar! Here’s what’s happening in our community!

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Aug
11
Thu
Thursday Bingo @ Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Thursday night Bingo – begins 7:30pm

Aug
12
Fri
Chase the Ace @ Sherbrooke Lions Hall
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The St. Mary’s Lions Club and Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department Chase the Ace will be held each Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30.  Bar and Canteen on site, 19+.

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings @ Trinity United Church, 151 Temperance Street, New Glasgow
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

Gamblers Anonymous Regular meetings for those struggling with a gambling problem are being held every Friday evening in New Glasgow.

Aug
13
Sat
Acadian Day Festivities @ Société Acadienne Sainte Croix and Chez DesLauriers
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Come celebrate Acadian Day in Pomquet on Saturday, August 13th! Stop by the local market at the Société Acadienne Sainte Croix beside the church between 10 and 2 to purchase fresh produce, crafts and take in some local talent. Family games and bouncy castles will be on site at Chez DesLauriers for the annual barbecue at 5:30, followed by a concert under the stars with Weldon Boudreau and friends at 7:30. In case of rain, evening events will move from Chez DesLauriers to the Pomquet Fire Hall. Top off the night with a fireworks display courtesy of the Pomquet Volunteer Fire Department. Hope to see you there!

 

45s Card Game @ Royal Canadian Legion Br43
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

45s card game, Saturdays, from 1:30-3:30, 50/50 will be sold. Bring a Partner

50th Anniversary Celebration for the Barney’s River Fire Dept @ Kenzieville Community Center
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Local Entertainment, Bouncy Houses, Fish Pond, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, cookies, Refreshments, Sparky will make a appearance, Display of fire trucks and equipment. Afternoon is free, followed by an adult dance 9-1. Come help us celebrate 50 years of service at 11677 Hwy 4 in Kenzieville. Please note exit 29 route is closed.

Aug
14
Sun
Margaree Highland Games @ 1181 East Margaree Road
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am

Margaree Highland Games featuring heavy events such as caber toss, hammer throw, stones,   pipers, Highland dancers, small animal petting area, auction, bake sale, barbecue, beer garden and more.

Crib Game @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm

Crib games are back! Crib returns to St. Andrews Community Centre.  Cost is $5.00 and there is also a 50/50 draw.  A partner is required.

Annual Merland mass @ St. Patrick’s church Merland
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm

Annual St. Patrick’s mass merland  will be aug 14th 2022 Sunday at 1:30 St. Patrick’s church in Merland Antigonish county

Heatherton Bingo @ Heatherton Community Centre
Aug 14 @ 2:15 pm

Weekly bingo Sundays in Heatherton. Game starts at 2:15.

Planked Salmon Supper @ Little Harbour Community Center
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hosted by the Little Harbor Fire Department.

Margaree Summer Concert Series @ Coady-Tompkins Library
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm

With Shelly Campbell and Jonathan Andrews. The concert is held on the grounds of the Coady-Tompkins Library. BBQ and 50/50 tickets available! Sponsored by the Margaree Development Association!

Aug
15
Mon
Book Clubs @ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries
Aug 15 all-day

Love to chat about books, and wondering what to read next? The branches of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries host Book Clubs throughout the month!

The “Good Morning” Book Club meets monthly at 10am the Stellarton Library! The “Good Night” Book Club also meets each month, from 7 to 8 pm.
For more information, and to register as seating is limited – please contact the Stellarton Library (stellarton@parl.ns.ca, (902) 755-1638).* Please note, the public library follows all current NS Public Health COVID-19 guidelines,  http://www.parl.ns.ca/locations/welcomeback.php 


Join us through Zoom on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 am to meet others and discuss a selection of interesting books. If you aren’t familiar with Zoom, don’t worry, we can help you figure it out! Call the Antigonish Library at 902-863-4276 to register, or for more information.


The “Wednesday” Book Club meets each month at the Westville Library!  For more information, and to register as seating is limited – please contact the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022).* Please note, the public library follows all current NS Public Health COVID-19 guidelines,  http://www.parl.ns.ca/locations/welcomeback.php


The Pictou Library’s Online Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month via Zoom! For more information, and to register – please contact the Pictou Library, (902) 485-5021.


The River John Library’s Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, and to register as seating is limited – please contact the River John Library (riverjohn@parl.ns.ca, (902) 351-2599). * Please note, the public library follows all current NS Public Health COVID-19 guidelines, http://www.parl.ns.ca/locations/welcomeback.php

VON 50/50 Fundraiser @ Online
Aug 15 all-day

Did you know? Beyond nursing and home support, VON serves thousands of clients in Nova Scotia every week through Community Support Services, including: Meals-on-Wheels, Transportation, Adult Day Programs and more…

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way in which VON is able to raise funds to support community programs, which rely heavily on donor support. We are seeking your help to keep important VON programs running by inviting you to participate in our monthly 50/50 raffle – drawn on the 2nd Thursday of each month! Your support through this raffle will help ensure that VON programs continue to serve vulnerable people in communities across Nova Scotia.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Winner is drawn the 2nd Thursday of every month starting May 2021 – with ticket sales closing at 11:59pm on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Thank you for supporting VON Nova Scotia. Good luck!!

**If you’re missing emails or tickets please check your junk or spam folders, otherwise head to support.rafflebox.ca for assistance.

45 Card Play @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm

45s card play resume in St. Andrews.  Cost is $6.00 and there is also a 50/50 draw.

Aug
16
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Health Services are offered each Tuesday for men and boys age 12 and over.

To book an appointment, call the Antigonish office at 902-863-2358.

Community Hot Meal Program @ St. James United Church, Main Street, Antigonish
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm

The Community Hot Meal Program at St. James begins at Noon on Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome.

Toonie Draw @ SHOPS
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm

Weekly Toonie draw 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Play your Toonie by 4 p.m. on Tuesdays for this weekly draw in support of SHOPS. Winner receives half of the pot. Play your Toonie at Bud’s Convenience, Clover Farm, Feltmate & Son Enterprises, Rhynold’s Gas & Confectionary, Sherbrooke Garage or Whitney’s Corner Store. Follow them on Facebook or contact ed@shopsonline.ca for more information.

Genealogy Workshops @ Chestico Museum & Archives, Port Hood (8095 Route 19)
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to trace your family roots? This summer, the Chestico Museum and Archives in Harbourview/Port Hood is offering a series of informative genealogy workshops:  Starting the Genealogical Journey on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Brenda (Hawley) Harrison, and local Port Hood residents John and Cathy Gillies will be providing the workshops with techniques to help you. Pre-registration required at $20: limited spots available.

To reserve your spot visit or contact the museum: 8095 Route 19 Harbourview/Port Hood; Phone 902-787-2244,  Open 9 to 5 Monday to Friday; Website: http://chesticoplace.com/museum ; Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chesticomuseum

Aug
17
Wed
Pictou United Mid-Week Worship Hymn Sing – with John Spyder Macdonald @ Pictou United Church - Spirit Glen Garden
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm

Summer Evening Mid-Week ‘Hymn Sing Worship’ in the Spirit Glen Garden. Bring Your Chair or Blanket and Come and Enjoy a music & hymn filled evening  time of worship. On this Night We Will be Joined by popular singer and performer John Spyder Macdonald.

Aug
18
Thu
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women is a partnership of the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority, the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and the medical community. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team that includes Mental Health Services, Addictions Services, Public Health Services, the Women’s Centre, a physician and a nurse practitioner. Along with the medical care provided by the physician and nurse practitioner, Lindsay’s Health Centre offers a series of programs that are designed to help women make informed decisions about their health.

For information or to book an appointment, call 902-318-9984.

Our Lady of Lourdses CWL Book Sale @ Sister Catherine Steele Centre, Stellarton (behind Our Lady of Lourdes Church)
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes CWL BOOK SALE  – Aug 18 & 19 from 11:00am – 4:00pm and Aug 20 from 10:00am –  1:00pm in the Sister Catherine Steele Centre in Lourdes (Behind Our lady of Lourdes Church) Donations welcome.  The CWL thank you for your support.

Mayor’s Tea & Garden Party @ Carmichael-Stewart House Museum, Temperance Street, New Glasgow
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join Mayor Nancy Dicks for local treats and tea at the Carmichael-Stewart House Museum! Have a chat with the Mayor, enjoy some refreshments, and see the museum’s historic garden.

Card Play @ Monsignor Donnelly Hall
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm

Card play will resume on April 7. For the safety of all, masks must be worn. Hope to see you there!

Ceilidh at the Museum @ Antigonish Heritage Museum
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join for the weekly ceilidh featuring Karen Beaton on fiddle and Leona Williams on piano. Special guest this week is James MacLean on guitar.

Thursday Bingo @ Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Thursday night Bingo – begins 7:30pm

Aug
19
Fri
Antigonish Art Fair @ Chisholm Park
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on by and see artist, artisans, food vendors and live music. Free admission!

If you are an artist or vendor looking to take part in the Art Fair, click this link for more information.

Chase the Ace @ Sherbrooke Lions Hall
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The St. Mary’s Lions Club and Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department Chase the Ace will be held each Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30.  Bar and Canteen on site, 19+.

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings @ Trinity United Church, 151 Temperance Street, New Glasgow
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

Gamblers Anonymous Regular meetings for those struggling with a gambling problem are being held every Friday evening in New Glasgow.

Aug
20
Sat
Ducky Race 2022 @ Chedabucto Curling Club, 6 Reddys Hill, Boylston
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday August 20th they will be holding their annual Ducky Race. This is their largest fundraising event of the year.

* Prizes are $500.00 for 1st., $300.00 for 2nd., and $100.00 for 3rd.

Unfortunately there will be no Chicken BBQ this year

45s Card Game @ Royal Canadian Legion Br43
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

45s card game, Saturdays, from 1:30-3:30, 50/50 will be sold. Bring a Partner

Aug
21
Sun
Crib Game @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm

Crib games are back! Crib returns to St. Andrews Community Centre.  Cost is $5.00 and there is also a 50/50 draw.  A partner is required.

Heatherton Bingo @ Heatherton Community Centre
Aug 21 @ 2:15 pm

Weekly bingo Sundays in Heatherton. Game starts at 2:15.

Aug
22
Mon
Book Clubs @ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries
Aug 22 all-day

Love to chat about books, and wondering what to read next? The branches of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries host Book Clubs throughout the month!

The “Good Morning” Book Club meets monthly at 10am the Stellarton Library! The “Good Night” Book Club also meets each month, from 7 to 8 pm.
For more information, and to register as seating is limited – please contact the Stellarton Library (stellarton@parl.ns.ca, (902) 755-1638).* Please note, the public library follows all current NS Public Health COVID-19 guidelines,  http://www.parl.ns.ca/locations/welcomeback.php 


Join us through Zoom on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 am to meet others and discuss a selection of interesting books. If you aren’t familiar with Zoom, don’t worry, we can help you figure it out! Call the Antigonish Library at 902-863-4276 to register, or for more information.


The “Wednesday” Book Club meets each month at the Westville Library!  For more information, and to register as seating is limited – please contact the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022).* Please note, the public library follows all current NS Public Health COVID-19 guidelines,  http://www.parl.ns.ca/locations/welcomeback.php


The Pictou Library’s Online Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month via Zoom! For more information, and to register – please contact the Pictou Library, (902) 485-5021.


The River John Library’s Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, and to register as seating is limited – please contact the River John Library (riverjohn@parl.ns.ca, (902) 351-2599). * Please note, the public library follows all current NS Public Health COVID-19 guidelines, http://www.parl.ns.ca/locations/welcomeback.php

VON 50/50 Fundraiser @ Online
Aug 22 all-day

Did you know? Beyond nursing and home support, VON serves thousands of clients in Nova Scotia every week through Community Support Services, including: Meals-on-Wheels, Transportation, Adult Day Programs and more…

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way in which VON is able to raise funds to support community programs, which rely heavily on donor support. We are seeking your help to keep important VON programs running by inviting you to participate in our monthly 50/50 raffle – drawn on the 2nd Thursday of each month! Your support through this raffle will help ensure that VON programs continue to serve vulnerable people in communities across Nova Scotia.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Winner is drawn the 2nd Thursday of every month starting May 2021 – with ticket sales closing at 11:59pm on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Thank you for supporting VON Nova Scotia. Good luck!!

**If you’re missing emails or tickets please check your junk or spam folders, otherwise head to support.rafflebox.ca for assistance.

45 Card Play @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

45s card play resume in St. Andrews.  Cost is $6.00 and there is also a 50/50 draw.

Aug
23
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Health Services are offered each Tuesday for men and boys age 12 and over.

To book an appointment, call the Antigonish office at 902-863-2358.

Community Hot Meal Program @ St. James United Church, Main Street, Antigonish
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

The Community Hot Meal Program at St. James begins at Noon on Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome.

Toonie Draw @ SHOPS
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

Weekly Toonie draw 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Play your Toonie by 4 p.m. on Tuesdays for this weekly draw in support of SHOPS. Winner receives half of the pot. Play your Toonie at Bud’s Convenience, Clover Farm, Feltmate & Son Enterprises, Rhynold’s Gas & Confectionary, Sherbrooke Garage or Whitney’s Corner Store. Follow them on Facebook or contact ed@shopsonline.ca for more information.

Aug
24
Wed
Afternoon Tea at the Museum
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join them for a special treat this summer! Every second Wednesday, enjoy afternoon tea at the Museum from 1-3pm. Catered by Sea Salt Bakery (who provided the delicious spread for their Platinum Jubilee celebration in June), the menu will include fresh scones, an assortment of squares/small cakes, and your choice of an assortment of different teas. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Two sittings: 1pm and 2pm. Call 902-863-6160 or email antheritage@parl.ns.ca