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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.’

Listings are free to non-profit organizations. 30-word maximum. Written submissions to Community Happenings: Box 220, Truro B2N 5C3; fax 902-893-0518. Email news@trurodaily.com. Current events only. We recommend submissions be made two weeks prior to the date of the event.

 

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 902-895-6284 for more information.

 

Thursday legion dinner

APR. 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

APR. 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.

 

Agriculture goes to college

APR 10 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1:30 to 3 p.m. A walk down memory lane about student life at the NSAC in the 1950s with commentary by former graduates. Call 902-895-6284 for more information.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

APR. 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

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 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Open Door community prayer

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

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

 

Shopping expo

APR. 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

APR. 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 stewards.

 

Dance

APR. 12 – Salmon River fire hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Gospel coffee house

APR. 12 – Truro Nazarene Church. 7 p.m. Featuring Freedom Road and Friends. Lunch to follow. Free-will offering.

 

Breakfast/brunch

APR. 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.

 

Jam session

APR. 13 – Great Village lodge building, 30 Station Rd. 1 to 5 p.m. Open mike, dance floor, shared lunch, refreshments. Donations will be accepted at the door.

 

Easter service

APR. 13 – New Annan Heritage House. 1128 Warwick Mountain Rd. 2 p.m. With Rev. Bentley. Music by Gwen Aitchison. Free-will offering. Everyone 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.

 

English Conversation Club

APR. 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.

 

Women in Spiritual Harmony

APR. 14 – Shepherd’s Heart Prayer Centre, Pictou Road, Bible Hill. 7 p.m. Praise and worship, hearing testimony of God’s love. Refreshments and fellowship with ladies in the local area. No charge.

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

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

 

Open Door community prayer

APR. 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

APR. 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.

 

Dance

APR. 19 – Salmon River fire hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

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 902-895-4183 for an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

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

 

Dance

APR. 23 – Salmon River fire hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Thursday legion dinner

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

APR. 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

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

 

Used book sale

APR. 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

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

 

Bright Skies fundraiser

APR. 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

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

 

Storytelling studio

APR. 26 – Truro library. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teens 13 to 19 mentor ages eight to 12 in creating a multimedia story, original artwork, sound recordings. Participants receive a copy of the final video. Bring a lunch. Beverages provided. Registration opens Apr. 11. Register at 902-895-1625.

 

Card party

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

 

Team SOS meeting

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

 

Movie time for adults

APR. 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.

 

Holocaust remembrance service

APR. 28 – Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park, Bass River. 7 p.m. Reading of stories, lighting of candles in memory of millions lost in the Holocaust. Reception in the Bass River fire hall. Everyone welcome.

 

Waltz, waltz quadrille dance instruction

APR. 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

APR. 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

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

 

Chowder luncheon

APR. 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.

 

Dance

APR. 30 – Salmon River fire hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

MAY 1 – 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.

 

Fish and chips

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

 

Coffee time for adults

MAY 2 – Truro library. For ages 50 and older. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Topic: Computer savvy. Basic computer knowledge.

 

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.

 

Documentary series

MAY 7 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For movie title call 902-895-4183 or visit www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

MAY 8 – 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.

 

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.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

MAY 15 – 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.

 

Documentary series

MAY 21 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For movie title call 902-895-4183 or visit www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

MAY 22 – 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.

 

Book fair

MAY 23 & 24 – Canadian Federation of University of Women, Truro branch’s 50th annual book fair. Truro Curling Club. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Good used books, DVDs and CDs.

 

Lunch time movie for adults

MAY 26 – Truro library. For ages 50 and older. Noon. Bring a lunch; beverages are provided. For the movie title, call the library at 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Between the Stacks book club

MAY 27 – Truro library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. Everyone welcome.

Organizations: Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News, First Baptist Church Conception Church Senior Citizens Group Senior Citizens Club Sharon Presbyterian Church Hill Junior High School Kidney foundation Economy United Church Truro Nazarene Church Royal Canadian Legion Station Rd Annan Heritage House Dalhousie University Third Place Transition House Holiday Inn Colchester Historical Society Sobeys Memorial Park Federation of University of Women

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Douglas Street, Prince Street Onslow Salmon River Nova Scotia Stewiacke Great Village Warwick Mountain Canada Pictou Road Bass River Crow Lake

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