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Listings are free to non-profit organizations. 30-word maximum. Written submissions to Community Happenings: Box 220, Truro B2N 5C3; fax 893-0518. Email news@trurodaily.com Current events only. We recommend submissions be made two weeks prior to the date of the event.  

 

Cobequid Al-Anon

FEB. 27 – Truro Alliance Church, Phillip Street. 7:30 p.m. Meets every Wednesday. For more information, call Ann at 895-5535.

 

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.

 

Full-course dinner

FEB. 27 – Haddock dinner with all the trimmings. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $10.

 

Celebration Heritage Night

FEB. 27 – Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Presentation of heritage awards and built heritage grants. Enjoy the music of the 1950s. Light refreshments. Costumes are encouraged.

 

Chase the ace

FEB. 27 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Every Thursday night. 6 to 7 p.m. in the lounge.

 

Community refreshments

FEB. 27 – Young Street Gospel Hall, Truro. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free coffee, tea and snacks for the community.

 

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.

 

Orange Blossom special family edition

FEB. 28 – Peter, pirates and princesses, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera and more. 148 Evergreen Dr., Truro. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 6 p.m. Donations accepted for the IWK Foundation.

 

Luncheon

FEB. 28 – St. Andrew’s United Church, Main Street, Stewiacke. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soup, sandwiches or biscuits, desserts, tea and coffee. $8 a person. Takeouts available. Call 639-2495.

 

Card party, 45s

FEB. 28 – Bible Hill village hall. 7 p.m. Prizes, light lunch, 50/50 draw. $5 a person. Proceeds for the Bible Hill Fire Brigade’s ladies auxiliary.

 

Fish and chips

FEB. 28 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. unless sold out. $8 per person.

 

Open Door community prayer

FEB. 28 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Pancake breakfast

MAR. 1 – Masonic Lodge, 143 Pictou Rd., Bible Hill. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Fundraiser for Tops NS#2709. Pancakes, sausage, juice, tea or coffee. Cost, $4. Bake sale table available.

 

Annual chowder fest

MAR. 1 – Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital auxiliary’s annual chowder fest. Tatamagouche fire hall. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $8 for fish chowder; $7 for corn chowder; children under 12, $4. Live music, bake sale, 50/50 draw. Proceeds for the hospital’s purchase of new equipment.

 

Pancake breakfast

MAR. 1 – Zion Baptist Church, Prince Street, Truro. Pancakes, sausages. Tickets are $6 and will be sold at the door. Hosted by the ladies auxiliary. Call the church for the time of the event.

 

Gospel coffee house

MAR. 1 – The Salvation Army, 14 Outram St., Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring snacks for lunch. Free-will offering.

 

Kitchen party

MAR. 1 – Debert and area kitchen party. 1 to 5 p.m. Debert Lodge Hall, 1191 Plains Rd. Light lunch.

 

Pancake, maple syrup brunch

MAR. 2 – North River fire hall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Sunday in March. Local entertainment. Adults, $10; seniors, $9; five to 12 years old, $5; children younger than five get in for free. Proceeds to the fire brigade.

 

Open mike

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

 

Truro Ostomy Chapter

MAR. 3 – Meeting. Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 2 p.m. Convatec representative will do a presentation of new products and answer questions regarding items already on the market.

 

Card party

MAR. 3 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Seniors dance

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

 

Shrove Tuesday waffles

MAR. 4 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. Noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Adults, $8; children ages five to 12, $5; children younger than five get in for free; family price of two adults and two children, $25; more children: $3. Takeouts available at the door.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

MAR. 4 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Relay For Life information session

MAR. 4 – Truro fire hall. 7 to 8 p.m. Discussing event changes, registering survivors, teams and volunteers.

 

Pancake and sausage supper

MAR. 4 – Knox United Church hall, Brookfield. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults, $8; children 12 and under, $4. Sponsored by Knox United Church council. Proceeds for church purposes. Takeout: call 673-3363 after 4 p.m.

 

Pancake and sausage supper

MAR. 4 – St. John’s Anglican Church hall, Truro. 4 to 6 p.m. Featuring real maple syrup. Adults, $8; children, $2; family, $15.

 

Financial literacy for newcomers to Canada

MAR. 4 – Truro library. 1 to 3 p.m. Introducing the concept of mortgages.

 

Legion bingo

MAR. 5 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Good Neighbours Seniors Club

MAR. 5 – Meeting at 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m.

 

Legion supper

MAR. 6 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Chicken breast dinner and all the trimmings. Tickets: $10.

 

Let’s play canasta

MAR. 6 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1:30 to 3 p.m. A beginner’s opportunity. Experienced players welcome. Call 895-6284 for more information.

 

Chase the ace

MAR. 6 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Every Thursday night. 6 to 7 p.m. in the lounge.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

Pan-fried 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.

 

World Day of Prayer

MAR. 7 – Immanuel Baptist Church, Young Street. 7 p.m. Interdenominational service. Service prepared by the women of Egypt and being presented by local women.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

MAR. 7 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haddock or corn chowder, rolls, dessert. Haddock chowder: $8; corn chowder: $7; children under five get in for free. Tickets available at the door. Takeout available.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

MAR. 7 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Open Door community prayer

MAR. 7 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Junior Lego

MAR. 7 – Truro library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For children five to seven-years-old. Registration opens Feb. 28. To register, call 895-1625.

 

Coffee time

MAR. 7 – Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre. 1:30 to 3 p.m. For ages 50 and older. Guest speaker: Heather Russell from the centre speaking about the significance of International Women’s Day and about the centre’s programs and services.

 

Hitchcock live radio play

MAR. 7 & 8 –Radio adaptations of Alfred Hitchcock films The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps. With 1940s commercials, costumes, music and live sound effects. 7:30 p.m. Tatamagouche Elementary School. Tickets at the door or in advance at Village Florist. Call the florist for ticket prices.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

MAR. 8 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Beans, brown bread takeout

MAR. 8 – Economy Recreation Centre. 3:30 to 5 p.m. One litre homemade baked bean, brown bread, eight cookies. Pre-order by calling 647-2603 or 647-2636.

 

Pancake, maple syrup brunch

MAR. 9 – North River fire hall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Sunday in March. Local entertainment. Adults, $10; seniors, $9; five to 12 years old, $5; children younger than five get in for free. Proceeds to the fire brigade.

 

Card party

MAR. 10 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Seniors dance

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

 

Jam session

MAR. 11 – Shubenacadie United Church, 2869 Hwy. 2. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Second Tuesday of every month. All levels of musical talent are welcome. Donations for the church’s expenses will be accepted. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Creative writing camp

MAR. 11 – Runs until March 14. Truro library. Book Builders Creative Writing Construction Camp. For ages eight to 12 and teen volunteers. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Teens help children built their own book to take home. Limited space. Registration opens Feb. 25. To register, call 895-1625.

 

Legion bingo

MAR. 12 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday legion dinner

MAR. 13 – Jiggs dinner. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Music by Our Own Musical Vet. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $12 per person.

 

Chase the ace

MAR. 13 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Every Thursday night. 6 to 7 p.m. in the lounge.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

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.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

MAR. 14 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haddock or corn chowder, rolls, dessert. Haddock chowder: $8; corn chowder: $7; children under five get in for free. Tickets available at the door. Takeout available.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

MAR. 14 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Classic country music extravaganza

MAR. 15 – Best Western Glengarry, Salon C, Willow Street, Truro. 7 p.m. Music by Don Haggart, Eric Bowers, Jo-Ann Newman and more. Tickets are $10. Tickets at Mingo Music Sales. For more information, call 897-9653.

 

Pancake, maple syrup brunch

MAR. 16 – North River fire hall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Sunday in March. Local entertainment. Adults, $10; seniors, $9; five to 12 years old, $5; children younger than five get in for free. Proceeds to the fire brigade.

 

Jamboree

MAR. 16 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featuring local talent, The Top Hats and Friends. Lunch provided, door prize and 50/50 draw. Admission: $5.

 

Card party

MAR. 17 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Seniors dance

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

 

Legion bingo

MAR. 19 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Heritage through postage and genealogy 101

MAR. 20 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Call 895-6284 for more information.

 

Thursday legion dinner

MAR. 20 – Ham and scallop potatoes. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Music by Our Own Musical Vet. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $12 per person.

 

Chase the ace

MAR. 20 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Every Thursday night. 6 to 7 p.m. in the lounge.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

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.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

MAR. 21 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haddock or corn chowder, rolls, dessert. Haddock chowder: $8; corn chowder: $7; children under five get in for free. Tickets available at the door. Takeout available.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

MAR. 22 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Pancake, maple syrup brunch

MAR. 23 – North River fire hall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Sunday in March. Local entertainment. Adults, $10; seniors, $9; five to 12 years old, $5; children younger than five get in for free. Proceeds to the fire brigade.

 

Card party

MAR. 24 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Seniors dance

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

 

Community volunteer income tax program

MAR. 25 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Legion general meeting

MAR. 25 – Royal Canadian Legion, Debert. 8 p.m. All new members are encouraged to attend. New applicants attend for a swearing-in ceremony. Meet the new executive.

 

Legion bingo

MAR. 26 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday legion dinner

MAR. 27 – Roast pork. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Music by Our Own Musical Vet. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $12 per person.

 

Chase the ace

MAR. 27 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Every Thursday night. 6 to 7 p.m. in the lounge.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

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.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

MAR. 28 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haddock or corn chowder, rolls, dessert. Haddock chowder: $8; corn chowder: $7; children under five get in for free. Tickets available at the door. Takeout available.

 

Fish and chips

MAR. 28 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. or until sold out. $8.

 

Pancake, maple syrup brunch

MAR. 30 – North River fire hall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Sunday in March. Local entertainment. Adults, $10; seniors, $9; five to 12 years old, $5; children younger than five get in for free. Proceeds to the fire brigade.

 

Colchester SPCA winter carnival

MAR. 30 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake sale, carnival games, balloon animals, silent auction.

 

Card party

MAR. 31 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APR. 1 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

APR. 4 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haddock or corn chowder, rolls, dessert. Haddock chowder: $8; corn chowder: $7; children under five get in for free. Tickets available at the door. Takeout available.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APR. 4 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APR. 5 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Card party

APR. 7 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Agriculture goes to college

APR. 10 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1:30 to 3 p.m. A film about the NSAC in the 1950s with commentary by Dale Ells. Call 895-6284 for more information.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

APR. 11 – Immaculate Conception Church hall. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haddock or corn chowder, rolls, dessert. Haddock chowder: $8; corn chowder: $7; children under five get in for free. Tickets available at the door. Takeout available.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APR. 11 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Card party

APR. 14 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APR. 19 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Card party

APR. 21 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APR. 22 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Card party

APR. 28 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Card party

MAY 5 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

 

Card party

MAY 12 – Every Monday. 7 p.m. Lower Onslow Community Centre, 12391, Hwy. 2, Lower Onslow. Prizes and light lunch. Admission: $5.

Colchester Calendar listings are free to non-profit organizations. 30-word maximum. Written submissions to Community Happenings: Box 220, Truro B2N 5C3; fax 893-0518. Email news@trurodaily.com Current events only. We recommend submissions be made two weeks prior to the date of the event.

Organizations: Conception Church, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News Al-Anon Truro Alliance Church First Baptist Church Senior Citizens Group Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. IWK Foundation Bible Hill Fire Brigade Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Zion Baptist Church The Salvation Army Knox United Church Anglican Church Immanuel Baptist Church Resource Centre Tatamagouche Elementary School Shubenacadie United Church

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Onslow, Douglas Street North River Orange Blossom Evergreen Warwick Mountain Stewiacke Pictou Canada Egypt Willow Street

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