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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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Jul
29
Thu
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Jul 29 @ 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 902-863-6221

Antigonish Street Fair, August 7 *POSTPONED*
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Street Fair is postponed until the fall.

Visit the Antigonish Art Fair website for the latest details.

Thursday Bingo @ Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jul
30
Fri
Lost Shores Thunder Rally, September 10 to 12 @ Stanfest Event site, Canso
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm

Are you ready for a little Thunder in the forecast?  As the COVID veil lifts, Canso Area Development Association (CADA) have decided to proceed with the 2nd annual Lost Shores Thunder Rally at the Stanfest site in Canso September 10-12th.  The event has unofficially become known as the ‘music festival for motorcycles’. Proceeds of the event go to support local minor hockey and figure skating.

Highlight of the event is the Saturday poker run showcasing beautiful oceanfront scenery with stops at Halfway Cove Lookoff, Port Felix and Black Duck Cove in Little Dover.  The final stop at Whitman’s Wharf in Canso will include a tribute to fallen riders and an acknowledgement of the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy.

Once again, Stanfest and the Canso Lions club are key partners to provide a weekend of camping, food and music. Lions Club will be serving hearty breakfasts each morning and Avery’s Independent grocery store is providing their delicious panini sandwiches for the Saturday lunch. There will be roast pig for Saturday supper and AJ’s Pub will support the event with Friday supper options and evening snacks on site. Local musicians are once again providing two nights of exceptional musical talent.

Registration is selling briskly, with the early birds getting the $99 weekend pass for camping, food, music and event T-shirt. Details and registration at https://lostshoresthunderrally.ca/

Antigonish Art Fair @ Chisholm Park, Antigonish
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This summer’s Art Fairs will take place at Chisholm Park on July 16 & 30, and August 13 & 27.

All COVID-19 protocols current as of the date of each fair will be followed.

To sign up, visit the Antigonish Art Fair website.

Jul
31
Sat
Applications for Affordable Housing @ Antigonish
Jul 31 all-day

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society is accepting applications for a one-bedroom, barrier-free affordable housing unit at Riverside Estates, available September 1st. There are also twelve one to three-bedroom units available as of December 1st at their new development on Appleseed Drive.

To qualify, the household must be under the maximum income limit, and applicants must have lived in Antigonish Town or County for a minimum of three years. More information is available on the application or on the AAHS website.

Applications are available for pick up and drop off at the People’s Place Library, the town or county municipality office, or the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre. Applications can also be printed via the AAHS website. Deadline for applications is 4pm Friday, August 6th.

For questions or assistance, email affordable.antig@gmail.com or phone (902) 863-2047 or (902) 870-3894.

East River Valley Community Development Association Turkey Take Out, August 8 @ Riverton Community Centre, 5678 Stellarton Trafalgar Road, Riverton
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Turkey Cold Plate includes: turkey, potato salad, coleslaw, cucumber, roll and dessert for $15.
Only 150 meals being sold! Reserve before August 2nd.

Pre-order from Kara at 902-301-0339

 

Concert in the Park @ Port Hood
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local entertainment! Bring a lawn chair. Donations accepted.

Picnic on the Pitch, August 15 @ Saint Andrew's Junior School Soccer Field
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come try some authentic southern BBQ, and enjoy the music of Aaron MacDonald and Antigonish’s own Leeboy. Music and fun for the whole family!
Admission $10. Registration and more information can be found on the Antigonish Art Fair website.

CCA Course, September 7 @ Antigonish Market Square
Jul 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Earn while you learn to become a CCA (Continuing Care Assistant)! If you want to make a positive influence in your community while positively effecting our elderly, then this course is for you.

For more information, email antigonish.areahomemakers@ns.aliantzink.ca.

Aug
1
Sun
Wildest Ride Contest with the World Wildlife Fund @ Online
Aug 1 all-day

World Wildlife Fund Canada has partnered with world-renowned artist, birdO, to launch The Wildest Ride Contest. The contest will support WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts to restore and protect our one-of-a-kind earth with a one-of-a-kind prize: an electric vehicle with a customized work of art by birdO painted on the roof. Additional prizes include $15,000 in cash, five $1,000 IKEA gift cards, a Costa Rican adventure for two courtesy of G Adventures, and sustainable jewelry from Canadian jeweler Pyrrha. The contest is open now to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) at WWFWildestRide.ca. Tickets are: 1 ticket for $35, 5 tickets for $75 and 10 tickets for $125.
Early bird deadline is July 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Grand prize deadline is August 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Emancipation Day Celebrations @ Guysborough County
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year, municipalities across Nova Scotia are officially recognizing Emancipation Day, a day to celebrate the culture and contributions of African Nova Scotians.

In Guysborough County, it begins with a flag raising ceremony at 11am at the Boylston Post Office. Along with the raising of the African Nova Scotian flag, and the singing of the Black National Anthem by Mrs. Joanne Reddick, there will be African Youth Drummers, a special  performance of 39 Stripes by Steve Wright, and special guests. Closing remarks will be made by Councillor Mary Desmond.

There will be free Emancipation Day Activities for the whole family at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex, beginning at 12:30 with a BBQ, Swimming, and various children’s activities. An Outdoor Emanicipation Church service follows at 3pm, with a Drumming Tree at 4.

On August 15th, the Chedabucto Complex hosts an Outdoor Emancipation Gospel Concert beginning at 3pm.

All are welcome! Bring your own chair and mask.

For more information, call 902-870-5680 or email handonmom@hotmail.ca

Concerts at the Quay @ Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Concerts at the Quay will be held every Saturday afternoon in August.

Free admission, but donations for the Ship Hector rebuilding fund will be gladly accepted!

Get your toes tapping and hands clapping with your friends at the Quay! Masks & Social Distancing will be in place.

Aug
2
Mon
Lochaber Sweet Spot Bakery @ Lochaber Community Centre
Aug 2 all-day

The Lochaber Sweet Spot Bakery is selling take-out dinners and pizza kits on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Pre-order by Noon Thursday: dinner will be ready to pick up between 3 & 6 PM on Friday.

Pay at pickup, or pre-pay when you order at lochaberdinners@gmail.com

The updated Menu will be posted on Mondays on weeks when the bakery is open.

 

VON 50/50 Fundraiser @ Online
Aug 2 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.

Family Day @ Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Activities on Family Day include:
Toy Boat Building Workshop
Carving Demonstration
Knot Tying Workshop
Balloon Animals
Scavenger Hunt
and more!

Activities are included in admission to the site: $5 per person, $20 per family.
Children must be accompanied by an adult while on site.

Aug
3
Tue
Applications for Affordable Housing @ Antigonish
Aug 3 all-day

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society is accepting applications for a one-bedroom, barrier-free affordable housing unit at Riverside Estates, available September 1st. There are also twelve one to three-bedroom units available as of December 1st at their new development on Appleseed Drive.

To qualify, the household must be under the maximum income limit, and applicants must have lived in Antigonish Town or County for a minimum of three years. More information is available on the application or on the AAHS website.

Applications are available for pick up and drop off at the People’s Place Library, the town or county municipality office, or the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre. Applications can also be printed via the AAHS website. Deadline for applications is 4pm Friday, August 6th.

For questions or assistance, email affordable.antig@gmail.com or phone (902) 863-2047 or (902) 870-3894.

Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

To book an appointment, call the Antigonish office at 902-862-2358.

Caribou District Fire Dept. Annual Lobster Dinner, August 7 @ 512 Three Brooks Road, Caribou
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pick up time starting at 1 PM on August 7 – TAKE OUT ONLY
Prepaid orders are encouraged! $20 per meal

Meal includes lobster, roll, salad, coleslaw and homemade cake for dessert.
Social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Please bring bags, cooler to transport meals. For information to prepay by e-transfer and to place an order phone or text (902)759-0686.

Meals must be ordered before 7PM Thursday, August 5

Musical entertainment on site.

 

Aug
4
Wed
Lochaber Sweet Spot Bakery @ Lochaber Community Centre
Aug 4 all-day

The Lochaber Sweet Spot Bakery is selling take-out dinners and pizza kits on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Pre-order by Noon Thursday: dinner will be ready to pick up between 3 & 6 PM on Friday.

Pay at pickup, or pre-pay when you order at lochaberdinners@gmail.com

The updated Menu will be posted on Mondays on weeks when the bakery is open.

 

Concerts in the Park @ Acadia Park
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

Concerts in the Park every Wednesday in August. Bring your own chair. August 4th – Hannah & the Boys; August11th  – Ann & Dean; August 18th – Bernie & Friends; and August 18th – Pat Spaulding.

Aug
5
Thu
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Aug 5 @ 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 902-863-6221

L’Arche Antigonish 6th Annual 5km Fun Run & Walk, September 13 to 19 @ Online
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm

L’Arche annual fun run and walk, Monday  – Sunday, September 13 – 19. 2021.
Time is flexible, people can create their own route.

Price: $25/adult, $15/under 16, $15 L’Arche.
Register at L’Arche Office or on Race Roster @ https://bit.ly/3eh8Kib
Register by August 31st to get event T-shirt

Thursday Bingo @ Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Aug
6
Fri
Applications for Affordable Housing @ Antigonish
Aug 6 all-day

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society is accepting applications for a one-bedroom, barrier-free affordable housing unit at Riverside Estates, available September 1st. There are also twelve one to three-bedroom units available as of December 1st at their new development on Appleseed Drive.

To qualify, the household must be under the maximum income limit, and applicants must have lived in Antigonish Town or County for a minimum of three years. More information is available on the application or on the AAHS website.

Applications are available for pick up and drop off at the People’s Place Library, the town or county municipality office, or the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre. Applications can also be printed via the AAHS website. Deadline for applications is 4pm Friday, August 6th.

For questions or assistance, email affordable.antig@gmail.com or phone (902) 863-2047 or (902) 870-3894.

Aug
7
Sat
Antigonish Street Fair, August 7 *POSTPONED*
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Street Fair is postponed until the fall.

Visit the Antigonish Art Fair website for the latest details.

Concerts at the Quay @ Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Concerts at the Quay will be held every Saturday afternoon in August.

Free admission, but donations for the Ship Hector rebuilding fund will be gladly accepted!

Get your toes tapping and hands clapping with your friends at the Quay! Masks & Social Distancing will be in place.

Aug
9
Mon
VON 50/50 Fundraiser @ Online
Aug 9 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.

Picnic on the Pitch, August 15 @ Saint Andrew's Junior School Soccer Field
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come try some authentic southern BBQ, and enjoy the music of Aaron MacDonald and Antigonish’s own Leeboy. Music and fun for the whole family!
Admission $10. Registration and more information can be found on the Antigonish Art Fair website.

Aug
10
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

To book an appointment, call the Antigonish office at 902-862-2358.

Aug
11
Wed
Concerts in the Park @ Acadia Park
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

Concerts in the Park every Wednesday in August. Bring your own chair. August 4th – Hannah & the Boys; August11th  – Ann & Dean; August 18th – Bernie & Friends; and August 18th – Pat Spaulding.

Aug
12
Thu
Wildest Ride Contest with the World Wildlife Fund @ Online
Aug 12 all-day

World Wildlife Fund Canada has partnered with world-renowned artist, birdO, to launch The Wildest Ride Contest. The contest will support WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts to restore and protect our one-of-a-kind earth with a one-of-a-kind prize: an electric vehicle with a customized work of art by birdO painted on the roof. Additional prizes include $15,000 in cash, five $1,000 IKEA gift cards, a Costa Rican adventure for two courtesy of G Adventures, and sustainable jewelry from Canadian jeweler Pyrrha. The contest is open now to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) at WWFWildestRide.ca. Tickets are: 1 ticket for $35, 5 tickets for $75 and 10 tickets for $125.
Early bird deadline is July 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Grand prize deadline is August 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Aug 12 @ 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 902-863-6221

Lost Shores Thunder Rally, September 10 to 12 @ Stanfest Event site, Canso
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

Are you ready for a little Thunder in the forecast?  As the COVID veil lifts, Canso Area Development Association (CADA) have decided to proceed with the 2nd annual Lost Shores Thunder Rally at the Stanfest site in Canso September 10-12th.  The event has unofficially become known as the ‘music festival for motorcycles’. Proceeds of the event go to support local minor hockey and figure skating.

Highlight of the event is the Saturday poker run showcasing beautiful oceanfront scenery with stops at Halfway Cove Lookoff, Port Felix and Black Duck Cove in Little Dover.  The final stop at Whitman’s Wharf in Canso will include a tribute to fallen riders and an acknowledgement of the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy.

Once again, Stanfest and the Canso Lions club are key partners to provide a weekend of camping, food and music. Lions Club will be serving hearty breakfasts each morning and Avery’s Independent grocery store is providing their delicious panini sandwiches for the Saturday lunch. There will be roast pig for Saturday supper and AJ’s Pub will support the event with Friday supper options and evening snacks on site. Local musicians are once again providing two nights of exceptional musical talent.

Registration is selling briskly, with the early birds getting the $99 weekend pass for camping, food, music and event T-shirt. Details and registration at https://lostshoresthunderrally.ca/

Thursday Bingo @ Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Aug
13
Fri
Antigonish Art Fair @ Chisholm Park, Antigonish
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This summer’s Art Fairs will take place at Chisholm Park on July 16 & 30, and August 13 & 27.

All COVID-19 protocols current as of the date of each fair will be followed.

To sign up, visit the Antigonish Art Fair website.

Aug
14
Sat
Concerts at the Quay @ Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Concerts at the Quay will be held every Saturday afternoon in August.

Free admission, but donations for the Ship Hector rebuilding fund will be gladly accepted!

Get your toes tapping and hands clapping with your friends at the Quay! Masks & Social Distancing will be in place.

Aug
15
Sun
L’Arche Antigonish 6th Annual 5km Fun Run & Walk, September 13 to 19 @ Online
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm

L’Arche annual fun run and walk, Monday  – Sunday, September 13 – 19. 2021.
Time is flexible, people can create their own route.

Price: $25/adult, $15/under 16, $15 L’Arche.
Register at L’Arche Office or on Race Roster @ https://bit.ly/3eh8Kib
Register by August 31st to get event T-shirt

CCA Course, September 7 @ Antigonish Market Square
Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Earn while you learn to become a CCA (Continuing Care Assistant)! If you want to make a positive influence in your community while positively effecting our elderly, then this course is for you.

For more information, email antigonish.areahomemakers@ns.aliantzink.ca.

Aug
16
Mon
Lochaber Sweet Spot Bakery @ Lochaber Community Centre
Aug 16 all-day

The Lochaber Sweet Spot Bakery is selling take-out dinners and pizza kits on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Pre-order by Noon Thursday: dinner will be ready to pick up between 3 & 6 PM on Friday.

Pay at pickup, or pre-pay when you order at lochaberdinners@gmail.com

The updated Menu will be posted on Mondays on weeks when the bakery is open.