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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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Oct
1
Sat
Quilting Fabric Sale @ New Glasgow First United Baptist Church Basement
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attention Quilters, First United Baptist Church, New Glasgow has lovely quality quilting fabric for sale as a result of a donation. The prices are very reasonable. Cash only, bring your own bag. Mask wearing is preferred. Please pass the word on to others that may have an interest.

Guysborough Waterfront Market @ Guysborough Waterfront
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Buy local and come and see the beautiful waterfront, The Humble Spud and the Artswork East. Lots of vendors set up and live music as well.

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

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

Antigonish Rivers Association Atlantic Salmon Dinner and Auction @ Antigonish Legion
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Antigonish Rivers Association Atlantic Salmon Dinner & Auction is a bi-annual fund raising event used to support Atlantic salmon and trout habitat improvement work on local rivers and streams. Funds are also used for public angling initiatives such as construction of the Cameron Lake barrier-free fishing facility and boat launch; fly tying courses, casting demonstrations and a winter angling derby at Gillis Lake. Tickets include: admission to dinner & auction, smoked salmon reception and Fly Tying Conclave with World Experts. For tickets and further information please contact: Dana Donavan at 902-631-3127

Oct
2
Sun
After Market Kitchen Party @ Merigomish Schoolhouse Marketplace, 1682 Shore Rd Hwy 245 
Oct 2 @ 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

Crib Game @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 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.

New Horizons General Meeting @ New Horizons Seniors Club
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm
Heatherton Bingo @ Heatherton Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 2:15 pm

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

Oct
3
Mon
Book Clubs @ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries
Oct 3 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
Oct 3 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
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm

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

Oct
4
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm

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

Toonie Draw @ SHOPS
Oct 4 @ 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.

St. Andrews Bingo @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
6
Thu
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Oct 6 @ 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.

Card Play @ Monsignor Donnelly Hall
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Oct
7
Fri
Chase the Ace @ Sherbrooke Lions Hall
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

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

Oct
8
Sat
Guysborough Waterfront Market @ Guysborough Waterfront
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Buy local and come and see the beautiful waterfront, The Humble Spud and the Artswork East. Lots of vendors set up and live music as well.

In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors*NEW DATE* @ St. Ninian's Pioneer Cemetary, Antigonish
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The event has been postponed to October 8th due to Hurricane Fiona.

45s Card Game @ Royal Canadian Legion Br43
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Blessing of the Animals Ceremony @ The Garden of St. Theresa
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

Sponsored by the Sisters of St Martha and CARMA (Cat Rescue Maritimes) this ecumenical event pays tribute to companion animals.  All pets must be crated or leashed. Clergy will be present to administer blessings.  All are welcome!

Oct
9
Sun
After Market Kitchen Party @ Merigomish Schoolhouse Marketplace, 1682 Shore Rd Hwy 245 
Oct 9 @ 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

Crib Game @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 2:15 pm

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

All age Paint Night @ Hillside community hall 27 chance harbour road Trenton
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm

All ages Paint Night …WOW ! Parents , Grandparents , Aunts , uncles   bring your Child to an evening of fun and laughs , with our hilarious Paint Night host Rick Anderson Everything supplied right down to some Snacks for youngsters Cost for the event is $25 You can reserve a spot by calling Sadie at 902 755 3938

Oct
10
Mon
Book Clubs @ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries
Oct 10 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
Oct 10 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
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm

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

Oct
11
Tue
Men’s Health Services @ Family Service Office, 275 Main Street, Antigonish
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm

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

Toonie Draw @ SHOPS
Oct 11 @ 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.

St. Andrews Bingo @ St. Andrews District Community Centre
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
13
Thu
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women @ Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, 219 Main Street
Oct 13 @ 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.

Card Play @ Monsignor Donnelly Hall
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Oct
14
Fri
Highland Quilt Guild Quilt Show *NEW DATES* @ St. James United, Antigonish
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm

Event Time:
October 14, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
October 15, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Chase the Ace @ Sherbrooke Lions Hall
Oct 14 @ 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+.