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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.

 

Card party

APR. 25 – Bible Hill village hall, Pictou Road. 7 p.m. Prizes, light lunch, 50/50. Proceeds to the Bible Hill Fire Brigade ladies auxiliary. $5 a person.

 

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 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.

 

Jam session

APR. 27 – Great Village Masonic Lodge, 30 Station Rd. 1 to 5 p.m. Open mike, dance floor, shared lunch, tea and coffee. Donation accepted at the door.

 

Dance

APR. 27 – Wentworth Recreation Centre. 1:30 p.m. Shared lunch. Donation at the door. Everyone 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.

 

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.

 

Public meeting

APR. 28 – Greenfield – Harmony wind turbine projects. 7 p.m. Salmon River fire hall.

 

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.

 

Crossroads Cemetery Company meeting

APR. 29 – Meeting at the Valley United Church. 7 p.m. Annual general meeting. All plot owners are urged 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 play room 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.

 

Roast beef dinner

MAY 1 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Truro prostate cancer support group

MAY 1 – Truro police station’s meeting room, Prince Street. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Canadian Bible Society annual general meeting

MAY 1 – St. James Presbyterian Church’s lower hall. Potluck supper at 6 p.m. Bring a casserole or dessert. Presentation by Bill Canning about his trip to the Holy Lands.

 

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.

 

Fish and chips

MAY 2 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. unless sold out. Cost is $8 per person. Live entertainment.

 

Fiddle fest

MAY 2 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club. 2 to 5 p.m. Wayne Elliott is the emcee; fiddlers are Lloyd Tattrie, Dave Buckler, Arden Hayman, Megan Joudrey, Kerrie Bogle, Gerard Fougere, Jason Caldwell, Raymond MacDonald and Willett Stevenson. Admission: $5. Canteen available, door prizes, 50/50 draw.

 

Ten Thousand Villages sale

MAY 2 & 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.

 

Annual nurses vesper service

MAY 4 – Greenfield United Church. 6:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome.

 

Card party

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

 

Truro Presbyterial spring rally

MAY 6 – First United Church, Truro. Registration from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Program includes Const. Bruce Lake of the Truro Police Service talking about seniors’ problems, Chad Norman reading from his book Masstown and Rev. Gary MacDougall doing a Bible study. Bring a bagged lunch.

 

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 pork dinner

MAY 8 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Open Door community prayer

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

 

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.

 

Hubtown Youth Fun Run

MAY 10 – For students in Grades Primary to 9. Registration from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the agridome on Ryland Avenue. Run at 11 a.m. on the racetrack. Registration is $2. To sign up online, log onto www.youthrun.chebucto.org or call 902-893-1112 or 902-895-5353.

 

Card party

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

 

Annual Folly Village Cemetery Company meeting

MAY 12 – Erskine United Church hall, Glenholme. 7 p.m. All trustees and lot holders are encouraged to attend.

 

Retired teachers gathering

MAY 13 – Annual RTO social meeting. 10:30 a.m. Truro fire hall.

 

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.

 

Salisbury steak dinner

MAY 15 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.

 

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.

 

Haddock dinner

MAY 22 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.

 

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.

 

Roast beef dinner

MAY 29 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.

 

Fish and chips

MAY 30 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 5 to 7 p.m. unless sold out. Cost is $8 per person. Live entertainment.

 

Organizations: First Baptist Church, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News Colchester Historical Society Senior Citizens Group Bible Hill Fire Brigade Conception Church Sobeys Stewiacke Elementary School First United Church Memorial Park Senior Citizens Club Valley United Church Bible Society James Presbyterian Church Ten Thousand Villages Truro Police Service Federation of University of Women

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Prince Street, Douglas Street Bass River Stewiacke Pictou Road Onslow Moncton Salmon River Great Village Warwick Mountain Bruce Lake Ryland Avenue Crow Lake

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