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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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Thursday legion dinner

APR. 17 – Haddock. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased 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.

 

Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia

APR. 17 – Meeting. Sobeys community room, Robie Street, Truro. 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone 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.

 

Kitchen party

APR. 19 – Debert and area kitchen party. Debert lodge hall, 1191 Plains Rd. 1 p.m. Light lunch. Everyone welcome.

 

Jamboree

APR. 20 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featuring local talent Kitchen Trio, Joanie Linkletter, Dale Munroe. Lunch, door prize and 50/50 draw. Admission: $5.

 

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.

 

Card party

APR. 23 – Trinity United Church, corner of Meeting House and Onslow roads. 7 p.m. Prizes and a light lunch. Admission is $5. Everyone welcome.

 

Thursday legion dinner

APR. 24 – Chicken breast. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased 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.

 

Scotia Pool fundraiser

APR. 24 – Scotia Pool benefit. At the Pond in Bible Hill. 8 p.m. Donations at the door. Tax receipts will be available.

 

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 and 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 opened Apr. 11. Register at 902-895-1625.

 

Indoor yard sale

APR. 26 – Sharon United Church, East Stewiacke. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Large variety of items. For more information, call 902-639-2536 or 902-639-2723. Proceeds to support the church’s music fund.

 

Imagemakers Photography Club

APR. 26 – Seminar with Maurice Henri of Moncton on Street Views. 9 a.m. to noon. First Baptist Church, Truro. Cost is $10 for members; $12 for non-members.

 

Dime auction and fun fair

APR. 26 – Upper Stewiacke Elementary School. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dime auctions include will certificate, gift certificates, clothing, tools, cookware, children’s items and more. Fun fair includes games of chance for $1, cake walk, face painting and bingo.

 

Kids’ clothing and toy sale

APR. 26 – Middle Stewiacke Recreation Centre. 2395 Hwy. 289. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $1 admission.

 

Gospel coffee house

APR. 26 – Bass River Baptist Church. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free-will offering.

 

Maple syrup festival

APR. 26 – West Branch, 31 West Branch Rd. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All-you-can-eat homemade pancakes, maple syrup, baked beans, sausages, beverages and sweets. Music with Alycia Putnam, Denise and Jim White, and Dave Buckler. Quilts and pantry table as well. Admission is $8 a person; $5 for children younger than 12 and free for children under five.

 

Federal Superannuates National Association

APR. 27 – Annual general meeting. 2:30 p.m. Truro fire hall with dinner to follow. $5 per plate. Guest speaker talking about safety of seniors. Call 902-639-9969 or 902-751-1750 if you want to stay for the meal.

 

Gospel concert

APR. 27 – Singer Ernie Haase with the quartet Signature Sound performing. Cobequid Educational Centre. 3 p.m. Tickets are $44 at MacQuarries on the Esplanade.

 

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.

 

Card party

APR. 28 – Valley United Church. 7 p.m. Lunch and prizes. Admission: $5.

 

Card party

APR. 28 – 45s, bridge, crib. First United Memorial Church hall, Truro. 1 p.m. Lunch and prizes. $5 a person.

 

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.

 

Hilden Cemetery Corporation meeting

APR. 29 – Annual meeting. Hilden United Church. 7 p.m. All lot holders are requested to attend.

 

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.

 

Coffee party

APR. 30 – Masstown United Church. 2 p.m. Bake table and playroom for children. Everyone welcome.

 

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.

 

Open Door community prayer

MAY 2 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Ten Thousand Villages sale

MAY 2 and 3 – St. Andrew’s United Church, King Street, Truro. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fair trade items for sale. Call Brenda at 902-893-4197 for more information. No admission charge.

 

Relay for Life pancake breakfast

MAY 3 – Hosted by the team Truro Treasures. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sobeys community room, Prince Street. Cost is $5 for two pancakes, two sausages, tea, coffee or juice. Call Shirley at 902-895-3726 or Linda at 902-843-6713 for tickets.

 

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.

 

Fundraiser for Barry Mingo and family

MAY 3 – Pancake breakfast. 8 to 11 a.m. Immanuel Baptist Church, Young Street, Truro. By donation. $5 is the suggested donation.

Organizations: First Baptist Church, Sobeys, Truro Daily News Colchester Weekly News Senior Citizens Club Third Place Transition House Holiday Inn Trinity United Church Meeting House Colchester Historical Society Senior Citizens Group Conception Church Stewiacke Elementary School Memorial Park First United Ten Thousand Villages

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Prince Street, Nova Scotia Robie Street Salmon River Warwick Mountain Douglas Street Bass River Stewiacke Moncton King Street

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