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EDITOR'S NOTE: In addition to having your Colchester Calendar events appear in the Truro Daily News and Colchester Weekly News, you can post your own on our Website at www.trurodaily.com. Just find the ‘events’ section on the right-hand side of the Webpage and click 'Add an Event.'

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Chase the ace

APRIL 3 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Every Thursday night. 6 to 7 p.m. in the lounge.

 

Thursday legion dinner

APRIL 3 – Salisbury steak. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Let’s play Canasta

APRIL 3 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1:30 to 3 p.m. A beginner’s opportunity. Experienced players welcome. Call 902-895-6284 for more information.

 

Truro Prostate Cancer Support Group

APRIL 3 – Monthly meeting. Truro Police Service’s meeting room. 7 p.m. Meet fellow survivors.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

APRIL 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

APRIL 4 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Open Door community prayer

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

 

Waking up to our lives: introduction to mindfulness

APRIL 4 – Tatamagouche Centre. With Elizabeth Shein and Ivan Drouin. Runs until April 6. Call 1-800-218-2220 for more information and cost.

 

Junior Lego

APRIL 4 – Truro library. For ages five to seven. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration opens March 28. Call 902-895-1625.

 

Coffee time for ages 50 and older

APRIL 4 – Truro library. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Topic: Urban Tigers: Tales of a Cat Vet. Author Kathy Chisholm reads from her tales about real life experiences in a cat hospital. Also speaking on topics such as writing and behind-the-scenes at the hospital.

 

Legion dinner

APRIL 4 – Pan fried haddock, tea, coffee and dessert. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $10. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Annual heritage luncheon

APRIL 4 – Truro Fire Service’s community room. Noon. Hosted by the Colchester Historeum. Tickets are $12 at the museum.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APRIL 5 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Chowder luncheon

APRIL 5 – Holy Trinity Hall, Maitland. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Choice of chowder or chili. Adults, $10; children, $5. Proceeds for the Parish of Maitland.

 

Maple syrup festival

APRIL 5 – Upper Stewiacke fire hall. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Country cooking, live entertainment, pancakes and maple syrup, sausages, homemade beans, brown bread, dessert and beverage. Product sales, pantry table. Adults, $8; children 12 and younger, $4; preschoolers eat for free.

 

Spring fling

APRIL 5 – Salem United Church, River John. Potluck supper at 4 p.m. Silent auction and concert at 7 p.m. Free-will offering.

 

Gospel coffee house

APRIL 5 – The Salvation Army, 14 Outram St., Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring snacks for lunch. Free-will offering.

 

Running of the fools

APRIL 5 – Hosted by Just the Loop Runners. Upper Stewiacke Elementary School. 10 a.m. 5.5 or 10 k run or walk. Cost: donation to OneSight. To register, call Danny Nolan at 902-899-1125. Upper Stewiacke maple syrup festival meals available at the fire hall.

 

Attic to cellar sale

APRIL 5 – St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. 10 to 11 a.m. Proceeds for Scouting.

 

Truro Farmers’ Market re-opens

APRIL 5 – New season. 15 Young Street, Truro. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live, local entertainment, 35 vendors, and more. No admission charge.

 

Upper Stewiacke pancake walk

APRIL 5 – Five or 10 km. Rated 1B. 10 a.m. Upper Stewiacke Elementary School is the meeting spot. For more information, call 902-895-2592. Sponsored by the Central Nova Volkssport Club.

 

Kitchen party

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

 

Open mike

APRIL 6 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club, West New Annan. 2 to 5 p.m. Local talent, door prize, 50/50 draw, canteen. Free-will donation. All funds for building maintenance.

 

Truro Ostomy Group

APRIL 6 – Monthly meeting. Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 2 p.m. A ConvTec representative will be attending.

 

Pancake breakfast

APRIL 6 – Truro fire hall. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, juice and refreshment. Supporting children attending a science and technology event in Toronto this summer.  Robot demonstrations, children’s games, bake sale items, raffles and more will be available at the breakfast.

 

Card party

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

 

Public lecture on health, healing and spiritual paths

APRIL 7 – St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. 7 p.m. With Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. No charge.

 

Creating a trans-friendly environment

APRIL 8 - Tatamagouche Centre. Build capacity to support and promote inclusive and positive spaces for transgender and gender nonconforming adults and youth. Runs April 9 as well. Call 1-800-218-2220 for more information and cost.

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APRIL 8 – Tuesdays throughout April. 7 to 8:20 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Sponsored by Good Time Senior Citizens Club and the Department of Health and Wellness. Instruction by club members. For details, call 902-897-6707 or email glshears@gmail.com.

 

How to grow dahlias

APRIL 8 – Truro library. 7 p.m. Arthur Haskins, member of the Dahlias Society of Nova Scotia, will give a presentation. Advice includes where to get tubers and bulbs, how to plant, care for and store them.

 

Miracles Christian Bookstore coming to Truro

APRIL 9 – The Halifax-based store comes to First Baptist Church, Prince Street, Truro from April 9 to 11. All proceeds will support the Colchester Christian Academy’s school library. Books, music, toys, games and gifts available. Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Chowder luncheon

APRIL 9 – Choice of fish or corn chowder, homemade desserts. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Debert fire hall. Adults, $8. Takeout available. Call the hall for the time of the event.

 

Coffee party

APRIL 9 – Masstown United Church. 2 p.m. Bake table, playroom for the children.

 

Documentary film series

APRIL 9 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For the movie title, call 902-895-4183 or visit www.lovemylibrary.ca

 

Agriculture goes to college

APRIL 10 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1:30 to 3 p.m. A film about the NSAC and student life in the 1950s with commentary by Dale Ells and former graduates. Call 902-895-6284 for more information.

 

Thursday legion dinner

APRIL 10 – Roast beef. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia

APRIL 10 – Information on spring courses and registration afternoon. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Douglas Street Recreation Centre. For more information, call Sandra at 902-662-3399 or log onto www.thescans.ca. Refreshments will be served during the event.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

APRIL 10 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. For ages eight and older. Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Lenten chowder luncheon

APRIL 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

APRIL 11 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Open Door community prayer

APRIL 11 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Old-time dance

APRIL 11 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. For ages 50 and older. Admission: $5.

 

Legion dinner

APRIL 11 – Roast beef dinner, tea, coffee, dessert. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $10. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Potluck supper, annual auction

APRIL 12 – Upper Stewiacke United Church. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Adults, $8, children five to 12, $5; preschoolers get in for free. Auction will start after the supper. Auction items will be on display during the supper.

 

Chowder luncheon

APRIL 12 – Holy Trinity Hall, Maitland. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Choice of chowder or chili. Adults, $10; children, $5. Proceeds for the Parish of Maitland.

 

Colchester SPCA fundraiser

APRIL 12 – Chili supper orders. St. David’s United Church, Bible Hill. Pre-orders only. One litre for $12. Orders can be picked up from 2 to 5 p.m. Call Mary at 673-2917 to place an order.

 

Maple syrup festival

APRIL 12 – Sharon Presbyterian Church hall, Dean. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Craft and pantry table, old-time music, tours of the maple woods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $8; children 12 and younger, $3; preschoolers get in for free. Sponsored by the board of managers.

 

Maritime Fiddlers annual workshop and concert

APRIL 12 – Bible Hill Junior High School. Instruction in fiddle and piano. Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Adults, $25 includes lunch and concert; children 12 and younger, $8. Concert at 7 p.m. Cost: $7 to the public.

 

Spring fling flea market

APRIL 12 – Upper Stewiacke fire hall. 1 to 3 p.m. Home baked goods, new-to-you clothing, books, kitchen items, jewelry and more.

 

Kidney Foundation meeting

APRIL 12 – Truro chapter meeting. Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 902-893-8056. Everyone welcome.

 

Shopping expo

APRIL 12 – Middle Stewiacke Rec Centre. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Canteen available, 50/50 draw, door prize. No admission fee.

 

Roast pork supper

APRIL 12 – Economy Recreation Centre. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Roast pork, rolls, dessert and refreshments. Takeouts available. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, $5. Sponsored by the Economy United Church’s board of stewarts.

 

Breakfast/brunch

APRIL 13 – Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. Ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit cup, refreshments. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4; preschoolers get in for free. Takeouts available.

 

Card party

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

 

English Conversation Club

APRIL 14 – Truro library. Noon to 1 p.m. Newcomers to Canada can practice speaking English in an information group setting. All levels welcome. Register in advance at the library or by calling 902-895-4183.

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APRIL 15 – Tuesdays throughout April. 7 to 8:20 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Sponsored by Good Time Senior Citizens Club and the Department of Health and Wellness. Instruction by club members. For details, call 902-897-6707 or email glshears@gmail.com.

 

Digital photo basics

APRIL 15 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to transfer photos from a camera or phone to your computer as well as how to save and send them. Bring a flash drive, camera and connecting cords. Registration required. Call 902-895-4183.

 

Backyard poultry: some things to talk about

APRIL 15 – Truro library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rosaria Campbell from extending learning, Dalhousie University, talks about backyard poultry, needs, care and responsibilities.

 

Chowder luncheon

APRIL 16 – Choice of fish or corn chowder, homemade desserts. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Debert fire hall. Adults, $8. Takeout available. Call the hall for the time of the event.

 

Thursday legion dinner

APRIL 17 – Haddock. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

APRIL 17 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. For ages eight and older. Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Hope Chest Breast Cancer Support Group

April 17 – Truro police station’s community room, Prince Street. 7 p.m. New members welcome.

 

Open Door community prayer

APRIL 18 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Community volunteer income tax program

APRIL 19 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Card party

APRIL 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

APRIL 22 – Truro library. Completion of income tax forms for low-income people. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APRIL 22 – Tuesdays throughout April. 7 to 8:20 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Sponsored by Good Time Senior Citizens Club and the Department of Health and Wellness. Instruction by club members. For details, call 902-897-6707 or email glshears@gmail.com.

 

Debert legion general meeting

APRIL 22 – Debert legion. 8 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. New applicants should attend for a swearing-in ceremony.

 

Hope and Transition, women’s motivational luncheon

APRIL 23 – Hosted by the Third Place Transition House. Seventh annual event. Holiday Inn, Truro. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Jane Archibald, opera soprano. Tickets are $35 a person.

 

Chowder luncheon

APRIL 23 – Choice of fish or corn chowder, homemade desserts. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Debert fire hall. Adults, $8. Takeout available. Call the hall for the time of the event.

 

Documentary film series

APRIL 23 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For movie title call 902-895-4183 or visit www.lovemylibrary.ca

 

Thursday legion dinner

APRIL 24 – Chicken breast. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets at the legion bar and at the dinner. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

APRIL 24 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. For ages eight and older. Bring your own yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Colchester Historical Society’s annual general meeting

APRIL 24 – Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Lyle Carter. Topic: Reflections on an Interesting Journey. Non-members: pay what you can for admission.

 

Old-time dance

APRIL 25 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. For ages 50 and older. Admission: $5.

 

Open Door community prayer

APRIL 25 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Legion dinner

APRIL 25 – Roast pork dinner, tea, coffee, dessert. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $10. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Used book sale

APRIL 25 & 26 – Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds to support youth activities.

 

Triathlon, random teams and games

APRIL 26 – Debert legion. Pool, crib, darts, washer toss and more. 7 p.m.

 

Bright Skies fundraiser

APRIL 26 – Old-time country and bluegrass concert supporting Bright Skies Day Camp. Proceeds for children with special needs. Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 7 p.m. Four bands will play, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50. $5 admission.

 

Crib tournament

APRIL 26 – Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. 1 p.m. Bar, lunch services, all money returned as prizes. $20 per team of two. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Card party

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

 

Team SOS meeting

APRIL 28 – Dragon Boat meeting. 6:30 p.m. Sobeys community room, Prince Street. Breast cancer survivors welcome.

 

Movie time for adults

APRIL 28 – Truro library. Noon. For ages 50 and older. Bring a lunch; refreshments are provided. For movie title call 902-895-4183 or visit www.lovemylibrary.ca

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APRIL 29 – Tuesdays throughout April. 7 to 8:20 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Sponsored by Good Time Senior Citizens Club and the Department of Health and Wellness. Instruction by club members. For details, call 902-897-6707 or email glshears@gmail.com.

 

Queen of Hearts

APRIL 29 – Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. Every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Play $2 per ticket. Be there at 4:15 to win.

 

Between the Stacks book club

APRIL 29 – Truro library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult.

 

Chowder luncheon

APRIL 30 – Choice of fish or corn chowder, homemade desserts. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Debert fire hall. Adults, $8. Takeout available. Call the hall for the time of the event.

 

Fish and chips

MAY 2 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. or until sold out. $8.

 

Terry Fox silent auction

MAY 3 – Silent auction, exotic aloha Hawaiian dinner, entertainment. Knox United Church, Brookfield. Auction viewing at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Call for advance tickets at 902-673-3229.

 

Card party

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

 

Roast beef supper

MAY 10 – Shubenacadie United Church, 2869 Hwy. 2, Shubenacadie. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Adults, $12; children five to 12, $6; children five and younger get in for free.

 

Card party

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

Organizations: First Baptist Church, Conception Church, Truro Daily News Colchester Weekly News Tatamagouche Centre Truro Police Service Senior Citizens Club Truro Fire Service Salem United Church The Salvation Army Upper Stewiacke Elementary School Senior Citizens Group Dahlias Society of Nova Scotia Colchester Christian Academy Sharon Presbyterian Church Kidney Foundation Economy United Church Dalhousie University Holiday Inn Colchester Historical Society Sobeys

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Prince Street, Stewiacke Douglas Street Onslow River John Plains Warwick Mountain Toronto Nova Scotia Canada

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