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Drop-in knit, crochet group

JAN. 30 – Truro library. For ages eight and older. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your own needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

3D printer demonstration

JAN. 30 – Truro library. 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Beginner Taoist tai chi

JAN. 30 – Thursdays. 1 to 3 p.m. 910 Prince St., Truro. Across from the former Walkers. Phone 893-8500 or email truro.ns@taoist.org for more information.

Dinner at the legion

JAN. 30 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Full course dinner with all the trimmings. Cost: $10. Everyone welcome.

Old-time dance

JAN. 31 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, 50/50, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. For ages 50 and older.

Fish and chips

JAN. 31 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. unless sold out. Call the legion for more details, including cost.

Roast turkey or chicken breast supper

JAN. 31 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Luncheon

JAN. 31 – St. Andrew’s United Church, Main Street, Stewiacke. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Assorted casseroles, biscuit or roll, assorted desserts, tea and coffee. Cost is $8 a person. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Chinese spring festival

JAN. 31 – Bible Hill village hall. 67 Pictou Rd., Bible Hill. 6:30 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation in support of the Zhuhui Ye Scholarship Fund. Presented by Dal AC International Student Association.

Newfie night

FEB. 1 – Royal Canadian Air Force Association, 102 Wing, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. Fishcakes, beans and chow or salt cod and onions and scrunchins. Music will be provided. $8 each. Members and guests.

Supper

FEB. 1 – Wentworth United Church hall. Use the side door. Ham, potato scallop, baked beans, brown bread, tea and coffee, gingerbread. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, $5. Storm date: Feb. 2. Sponsored by the Wentworth UCW. 

Harry Potter movie marathon

FEB. 1 – For teens ages 13 to 19. Truro library. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration opens Jan. 24 by calling 895-1625.

Kitchen party

FEB. 1 – Debert and area kitchen party. 1 to 5 p.m. Debert lodge hall, 1191 Plains Rd. Light lunch. Everyone welcome.

Museum exhibit

FEB. 1 – Colchester Historeum’s new exhibit: The Lewis Family: Truro’s Titans of Industry. Theme: various manufacturing enterprises of the Lewis family from 1830 to the 1970s: shoe making supplies, shipping and shipbuilding, hat and clothing manufacturing and lumbering. Opens at 2 p.m.

Gospel coffee house

FEB. 1 – The Salvation Army, 14 Outram St., Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring snacks. Free-will offering. Everyone welcome.

Cribbage

FEB. 1 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. $5.

45s

FEB. 1 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person.

Fred Seaman Memorial Dart Shoot

FEB. 1 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 1 p.m. Legion members and guests. Cost: $5 per person.

Open mike

FEB. 2 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club. 2 to 5 p.m. Local talent, door prize, 50/50 draw, canteen available. Free-will donation. All funds for building maintenance.

Groundhog Day breakfast

FEB. 2 – Shubenacadie Legion. 8 to 10:30 a.m. $7 per person; children younger than five get in for free; family rate of $25.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 3 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Darts

FEB. 3 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. in the canteen. Everyone welcome.

Book buddies

FEB. 4 – For children ages five to eight and 13 to 19. Truro library. Tuesdays until May 20. Teen volunteers mentor younger readers. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 895-1625. 

Seniors dance

FEB. 4  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Film night with Cory Bowles

FEB. 4 – Truro library. 7 p.m. Actor, dancer and filmmaker Cory Bowles. Showing of his latest film in advance of the Black Film Festival. Discussion on filming in Truro and racial issues he’s dealt with.

Progressive Bible study

FEB. 4 – Asking critical questions about issues found in the Gospel of Mark. Tuesday mornings. 11 a.m. to noon. First United Church parlour. Everyone is welcome.

Tales for two’s

FEB. 5 – Truro library. For ages 18 months to three years and their caregiver. Wednesdays until March 5. 11 to 11:20 a.m. Register by calling 895-1625. Registration opens Jan. 22.

Good Neighbours Seniors Club

FEB. 5 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Meeting. Everyone welcome.

Soup luncheon

FEB. 5 – Knox United Church, Brookfield. Noon. $6. Sponsored by Unit 7 of the United Church Women.

Embroidery workshop

FEB. 5 – Marigold Guide of Needle Arts. 7 p.m. Douglas Street Recreation Centre. Theme: Here’s My Heart, a canvas work heart stitched in Bargello stitch. Cost: $5. Pre-register by Feb. 3 by calling 893-6078. No experience needed.

Darts

FEB. 5 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. in the canteen. Everyone welcome.

Drop-in knit and crochet group

FEB. 6 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

Evening with playwright Emil Sher

FEB. 6 – Truro library. 7 p.m. Sher has written for young audiences including Mourning Dove and Hana’s Suitcase.

Archway Counselling Association’s banquet, silent auction

FEB. 6 – Best Western Glengarry, Truro. 20th anniversary. James Hill and Ann Janelle will be performing. Tickets at Archway by calling 893-3991 or MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade.

Cancer support group meeting

FEB. 6 – Truro Prostate Cancer Support Group. 7 p.m. Truro police station’s meeting room, Prince Street. Everyone welcome.

Grilled haddock supper

FEB. 7 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 7 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Coffee time for adults

FEB. 7 – Truro library. 1:30 to 3 p.m. For ages 50 and older. Topic: African Heritage Month. Retired teacher Norval Mitchell speaks about his experiences as an African-Nova Scotian teacher. He was the first African Nova Scotian hired by a local school board. 

Old-time dance

FEB. 7 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. Ages 50 and older are welcome.

Junior Lego

FEB. 7 – Truro library. For children ages five to seven. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration opens Jan. 31. To register, call 895-1625.

MVBT family friendly pub night

FEB. 7 – Bicentennial Theatre, 12390 Hwy. 224, Middle Musquodoboit. 6 to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Multicultural night

FEB. 8 – Immaculate Conception Church hall, Truro. Food tastings at 5 p.m. from different countries and silent auction. Pub and entertainment at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 (not including pub items) or $20 for two parents and two children. Additional children admitted for $2. Tickets will be available after weekend masses beginning Jan. 18 or from the church office Monday to Thursday.

Choirs for Comfort

FEB. 8 – Tenth annual event. First United Church, Truro. 3 p.m. Cantabile Boys’ Choir, Cantabile Singers, First Baptist Girls’ Choir, First United and St. Andrew’s choirs, St. James Male Chorus, CEC choir, Tatamagouche Area Singers and two New Glasgow choirs.

Cribbage

FEB. 8 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. $5.

Drumming for Dano

FEB. 9 – Bring drums and rattles for a free afternoon of drumming and dancing. TAAC clubhouse, 57 Golf St., Truro. 2 to 4 p.m. Donations appreciated for the Dagara Youth Festival 2014. 

Card party, 45s

FEB. 10 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Seniors dance

FEB. 11  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Jam session

FEB. 11 – Shubenacadie United Church, 2869 Hwy. 2 1:30 to 4 p.m. Donations for the church will be accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone welcome.

Financial literacy for newcomers to Canada

FEB. 11 – Income tax discussion. 1-3 p.m. Examine basics of filing an income tax return. Register in advance at the library or call 895-4183.

Progressive Bible study

FEB. 11 – Asking critical questions about issues found in the Gospel of Mark. Tuesday mornings. 11 a.m. to noon. First United Church parlour. Everyone is welcome.

RTO Valentine social

FEB. 12 – Best Western Glengarry, Truro. Social at 5:30 p.m.; hot and cold buffet meal at 6 p.m. Entertainment by Wayne Delaney. Cost: $20 per person. Phone Marilyn at 893-4379 or Mary at 897-4048 for tickets.

Drop-in knit and crochet group

FEB. 13 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

Heavenly Scents

FEB. 13 – Bible Hill village fire hall. 7 to 9 p.m. Guest speaker: Ruth Orr. Topic: Faith, hope and chocolate. Featuring Joanne Leavitt from Heavenly Crumbs Bakery. Cost: $5 includes refreshments. RSVP by Feb. 10. Call 897-0884 or 895-4132. Sponsored by Truro and Area Women’s Connection.

Roast beef supper

FEB. 14 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 14 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Old-time dance

FEB. 14 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. Ages 50 and older are welcome.

Cribbage

FEB. 15 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. $5.

Roast beef dinner

FEB. 15 – Odd Fellows Hall, Main Street, Tatamagouche. 4 to 6 p.m. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert, tea or coffee. Pre-order for takeout and delivery. Phone 957-2169. Cost: $12.50 per person.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 17 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Seniors dance

FEB. 18  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Progressive Bible study

FEB. 18 – Asking critical questions about issues found in the Gospel of Mark. Tuesday mornings. 11 a.m. to noon. First United Church parlour. Everyone is welcome.

Drop-in knit and crochet group

FEB. 20 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

Roast pork supper

FEB. 21 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 21 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Old-time dance

FEB. 21 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. Ages 50 and older are welcome.

Cribbage

FEB. 22 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. $5.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 24 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Seniors dance

FEB. 25  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Progressive Bible study

FEB. 25 – Asking critical questions about issues found in the Gospel of Mark. Tuesday mornings. 11 a.m. to noon. First United Church parlour. Everyone is welcome.

Drop-in knit and crochet group

FEB. 27 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

Card party, 45s

FEB. 28 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission: $3.

Stuffed chicken breast supper

FEB. 28 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Old-time dance

FEB. 28 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. Ages 50 and older are welcome.

Seniors dance

MAR. 4  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person. 

Grilled haddock supper

MAR. 7 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Seniors dance

MAR. 11  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Roast beef supper

MAR. 14 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Seniors dance

MAR. 18  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Roast pork supper

MAR. 21 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Seniors dance

MAR. 25  – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.

Stuffed chicken breast supper

MAR. 28 – Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supper for $10 includes main meal, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.

Organizations: Senior Citizens Group, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News First United Church Zhuhui Ye Scholarship Fund AC International Student Association Canadian Air Force Wentworth United Church The Salvation Army United Church Women Counselling Association Conception Church James Male Chorus Shubenacadie United Church Heavenly Scents

Geographic location: Douglas Street, Brunswick Street, Stewiacke Warwick Mountain Prince Street Middle Musquodoboit New Glasgow Canada Odd Fellows Hall Tatamagouche

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