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Community Events

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

Please submit your event at least two weeks in advance. All posts need to be approved prior to being published and will not show up right away, so please be patient. If you have an event to list, please visit our Submissons page.

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Dec
9
Fri
Gamblers Anonymous Meetings @ Trinity United Church, 151 Temperance Street, New Glasgow
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

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

Dec
10
Sat
Christmas Tea at the Museum @ Antigonish Heritage Museum
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a festive Christmas Tea at the Antigonish Heritage Museum!
The same beautiful touches that made our summertime Afternoon Teas a huge hit!

Three sittings: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Reservations recommended. Call 902-863-6160 or email antheritage@parl.ns.ca

45s Card Game @ Royal Canadian Legion Br43
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Complimentary Christmas Dinner at Saint James Church on Christmas Day @ St James United Church, Antigonish
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

A complimentary dinner and dessert with carols and fellowship.  All are welcome.

To volunteer, or to donate food or money, go to stjamesuc.com or drop by the church.

For additional information, contact Daniel at danconnected@hotmail.com or call 902-957-8255

Merchandise and Toy Christmas Bingo @ Monsignor Donnelly Hall
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Many prizes to be won, remote start generator, 55 inch Roku Smart TV, air fryer, microwave, HP printer, snow racer, remote controlled racer, many different types of toys. 15 page booklets, strip of 3 – $5; strip of 6 – $10, plus special games. Sponsored by the renovations committee.

Christmas with a Celtic Flair @ Pictou United Church
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Pictou Celtic Arts Society & Pictou United Church presents Christmas With a Celtic Flair, a wonderful evening of music, singing, story-telling, dancing, piping and all this Christmas & Celtic. Featuring many of your favourite Pictou County performers! Tickets $20 (children under 12 free) at the door or by emailing celticpictou@gmail.com

Dec
11
Sun
Annual Community Christmas Dinner @ St George’s Anglican Church, New Glasgow
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Complete Christmas Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings.  Tickets are free. To reserve your spot please call (902) 752-1303

After Market Kitchen Party @ Merigomish Schoolhouse Marketplace, 1682 Shore Rd Hwy 245 
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is an invitation to interested musicians for acoustic jam sessions at the Merigomish Schoolhouse following the weekly FMNS Farmer’s Marketplace, every Sunday 1 pm – 3 pm until December 18th.
Informal gatherings to share musical talents in our seaside community. All skill levels are welcomed. Bring your music to our ears!
Phone to discuss:  (902) 926-2634

Sunday Cribbage @ Seniors Room St. Andrews Community Center,
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

There is a cribbage game every Sunday at 1 pm. In the Seniors’ Room of The St. Andrews Community Centre, Cash prizes.

St. Joseph’s Christmas Charity Jamboree @ St. Joseph's Lakeside Community Centre
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

A Christmas Concert for Charity!

Hosted by Maggie MacLean of the Keppoch, this concert will future music, dance, and a few laughs. Admission is by donation of money, new Christmas toys, clothing, or a donation for the Antigonish Food Bank. Proceeds going to Parkinson Society Nova Scotia.

Come get in the Christmas Spirit and support some worthy causes!

Old Fashioned Christmas @ Mulgrave Museum
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm

Come join in at the Heritage Centre! Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be giving out treats to the children, Mrs. Claus will read stories, and carols will be sung by one and all!

There are Christmas cookies, hot apple cider, tea and coffee for all to enjoy.

There will also be decorated wreaths and swags for sale, and tickets to win one of two Old Fashioned Sleighs.

Come out and enjoy the Christmas Spirit!

Pastoral Airs @ St. Joseph’s Church,  Glencoe Mills
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of music, fiddles, dancers and singers. A light lunch served, donations accepted.

Dec
12
Mon
Book Clubs @ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries
Dec 12 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
Dec 12 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.

Women Alike Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting @ Trenton Rink Annex, Trenton NS
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Women Alike Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm, at the Trenton Rink Annex. Meetings offer support, education and companionship to all breast cancer survivors.

Dec
13
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am

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

Toonie Draw @ SHOPS
Dec 13 @ 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.

Auction Card Play @ Port Hood Fire Hall
Dec 13 @ 7:15 pm

Card plays will be held every Tuesday evening for the winter months. Everyone welcome.

St. Andrews Bingo @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
Indoor Co-ed Drop-in Adult Soccer @ SAREC Highschool Gym
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Indoor Co-ed Adult Soccer. Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 pm. Entrance at the back of the school. Please bring non marking indoor shoes. Shinpads recommend but not required. Join the Port Hawkesbury Drop-in Indoor Soccer facebook page.

Dec
15
Thu
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Dec 15 @ 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.

Community Christmas Potluck and Carol Sing @ Scotsburn Fire Hall
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a community Christmas potluck and carol sing in the village of Scotsburn Thursday December 15th starting at 6pm at the Scotsburn Fire Hall. Dress for the weather as we head out to spread some cheer after sharing a meal together

Monthly Meeting of the Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association @ UCT Building
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

New members are welcome

Card Play @ Monsignor Donnelly Hall
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

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

Thursday Bingo @ Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Dec
16
Fri
Gamblers Anonymous Meetings @ Trinity United Church, 151 Temperance Street, New Glasgow
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

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

Dec
17
Sat
Annual Community Christmas Dinner @ St George’s Anglican Church, New Glasgow
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Complete Christmas Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings.  Tickets are free. To reserve your spot please call (902) 752-1303

45s Card Game @ Royal Canadian Legion Br43
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Christmas Ceilidh and Sing-along @ Antigonish Heritage Museum
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a festive afternoon of Christmas songs and carols, featuring the musical talents of Karen Beaton, Mary PD MacDonald, and Barry MacKenzie.
Christmas cookies and gourmet hot chocolate will be served.
Admission $10 per person at the door.

Complimentary Christmas Dinner at Saint James Church on Christmas Day @ St James United Church, Antigonish
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

A complimentary dinner and dessert with carols and fellowship.  All are welcome.

To volunteer, or to donate food or money, go to stjamesuc.com or drop by the church.

For additional information, contact Daniel at danconnected@hotmail.com or call 902-957-8255

Dec
18
Sun
After Market Kitchen Party @ Merigomish Schoolhouse Marketplace, 1682 Shore Rd Hwy 245 
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is an invitation to interested musicians for acoustic jam sessions at the Merigomish Schoolhouse following the weekly FMNS Farmer’s Marketplace, every Sunday 1 pm – 3 pm until December 18th.
Informal gatherings to share musical talents in our seaside community. All skill levels are welcomed. Bring your music to our ears!
Phone to discuss:  (902) 926-2634

Sunday Cribbage @ Seniors Room St. Andrews Community Center,
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm

There is a cribbage game every Sunday at 1 pm. In the Seniors’ Room of The St. Andrews Community Centre, Cash prizes.

Dec
19
Mon
Book Clubs @ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries
Dec 19 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
Dec 19 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.

Dec
20
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am

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

Toonie Draw @ SHOPS
Dec 20 @ 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.

Auction Card Play @ Port Hood Fire Hall
Dec 20 @ 7:15 pm

Card plays will be held every Tuesday evening for the winter months. Everyone welcome.

St. Andrews Bingo @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm