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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.

 

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.

 

Film screening and discussion

APR. 30 – Island Green, documentary with filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. Tatamagouche Centre. 7 p.m. Admission of $5 suggested donation.

 

Legion bingo

APR. 30 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Every Wednesday night. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Cobequid Al-anon

APR. 30 – Meets every Wednesday at the Truro Alliance Church, Philip Street, Truro. 7 p.m. For more information call Ann at 902-895-5535.

 

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.

 

Chase the ace

MAY 1 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. In the lounge. 6 to 7 p.m. Proceeds for the legion and Truro Minor Football. Every Thursday night.

 

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.

 

Old-time dance

MAY 2 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. For ages 50 and older. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. Admission: $5.

 

Breakfast discussion

MAY 2 – Tatamagouche Centre. 7:30 a.m. “Espace Francoise Keyler.” Topic on food sovereignty issues. No admission charge.

 

Junior Lego

MAY 2 – Truro library. For ages five to seven. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration began Apr. 25. Call 902-895-1625.

 

Legion supper

MAY 2 – Chicken breast dinner, tea, coffee. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible. $10.

 

Ten Thousand Villages sale

MAY 2 & 3 – St. Andrew’s United Church, King Street, Truro. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat. 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 and bake sale fundraiser. 8 to 11 a.m. Immanuel Baptist Church, Young Street, Truro. By donation. $5 is the suggested donation.

 

Mother’s Day coffee party

MAY 3 – McCulloch United Church. 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $6 and can be obtained by calling Mary at 902-895-4840 or Sally at 902-895-3349. Sponsored by Harmony/Camden UCW.

 

Gospel coffee house

MAY 3 – The Salvation Army, 14 Outram St., Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring snacks for lunch. Free-will offering.

 

Night of music

MAY 3 – Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade presents Ivan and Vivian Hicks with the Berry Hill Band. Central Colchester Junior High School. 8:30 to midnight. Steward in attendance. $10 per person.

 

Giant indoor yard sale

MAY 3 – First United Church, corner of Lorne and Queen streets, Truro. 9 a.m. to noon. In support of the UWC.

 

Kids clothing, toy sale

MAY 3 – Lower Onslow Community Centre and Preschool presents the sale. 10 a.m. to noon at the centre. 12391 Lower Onslow Rd. Admission: $1.

 

Real food kids’ workshop

MAY 3 – Sharon United Church. 10 a.m. Introduction to real foods and cooking lesson with Wendy McCallum, RHN. Must be four years old or older and with an adult. Twelve participants maximum. Pre-registration recommended by calling 902-657-0180. Cost: $15.

 

Community supper

MAY 3 – Ham and potato scallop supper. Sharon Presbyterian Church hall, Dean. 4 to 6 p.m. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, $3; preschoolers get in for free. Sponsored by the board of managers.

 

Annual meeting

MAY 3 – Clan Murray Society of Nova Scotia. 3:15. Best Western Glengarry, Truro. Dr. John Hamilton, historian from Antigonish, will speak. Dinner at 5:15 p.m. Call 902-863-3179 for more information. New members welcome.

 

Kitchen party

MAY 3 – Debert and area kitchen party. 1 p.m. Debert legion hall, 1191 Plains Rd., Debert. Light lunch. Everyone welcome.

 

May-day breakfast

MAY 3 – Maitland fire hall. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yard and bake sale, plants, books, crafts, barbecue, desserts, baked beans and brown bread for pick up. Call 902-261-2200 or 902-369-2099 for information.

 

Double Band dance

MAY 3 –Debert legion. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Middle Ground and Nowhere Road. Door prizes from local businesses.

 

Flea market

MAY 3 – Hosted by VarageSale.com to benefit local fundraisers. Truro fire hall. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $1 and free for youth younger than 10 years of age. Door prizes will be available. Funds for the Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia.

 

Annual nurses vesper service

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

 

Fiddle fest

MAY 4 – 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.

 

Truro Ostomy chapter meeting

MAY 4 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre. 2 p.m. Deborah Searle, environmental and education officer for Colchester County, is the guest speaker.

 

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 5 – Every Monday at Central North River Hall. 19 Hiram Lynds Rd. 7 p.m. Wheelchair accessible.

 

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.

 

Arthritis self-management program

MAY 6 – Truro library. Free course for six weeks. Two-hour sessions. Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling 902-895-4183 or 1-888-632-9088.

 

Movie time for adults

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

 

Good Neighbours Senior Club

MAY 7 – Meeting. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. All seniors welcome.

 

Legion bingo

MAY 7 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Every Wednesday night. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Cemetery meeting

MAY 8 – Annual meeting of the Blackmore Memorial Cemetery. Central North River Community Hall, Hiram Lynds Rd. 7 p.m.

 

Chase the ace

MAY 8 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. In the lounge. 6 to 7 p.m. Proceeds for the legion and Truro Minor Football. Every Thursday night.

 

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.

 

Old-time dance

MAY 9 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. For ages 50 and older. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. Admission: $5.

 

Earth Rangers meet and greet, barbecue

MAY 9 – Brookfield Cement Plant. 4 to 7 p.m. Free family event featuring the Earth Rangers Animal Ambassadors.

 

Legion supper

MAY 9 – Grilled haddock dinner, tea, coffee. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible. $10.

 

Good Neighbours Senior Club

MAY 10 – Mother’s Day tea. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $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.

 

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.

 

Yard sale

MAY 10 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 8 a.m. to noon. Everyone welcome.

 

Lobster takeout

MAY 10 – Trinity United Church, Onslow. Market size lobster, potato salad, tomatoes, cucumber, roll and apple tie. Tickets are $20. Reserve before May 1 by calling 902-897-6685 or 902-843-0767.

 

Annual plant and shrub sale

MAY 10 – Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 8 a.m. to noon. Immaculate Conception Church parking lot. Prince Street, Truro.

 

Spring song

MAY 10 – Knox United Church, Brookfield. 7:30 p.m. Featuring the River-Country Choir under the director of Emily Kierstead.  Admission: $5.

 

Wildlife benefit concert

MAY 10 – Sixth annual event, silent auction. For the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 7 p.m. until midnight at the Pond in Bible Hill. Music by Ben Edwards, Cod Liver Oil, Tim Bowers and Irish Mythen. 50/50 draw, egg raffle blitz. Admission: $10. Tickets at The Pond, Scotiabank Inglis, MacQuarries Pharmasave and Central Nova Vet.

 

Mother’s Day dinner

MAY 11 – Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, strawberry shortcake for dessert. Live entertainment. Cost: $12 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the legion bar. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Truro.

 

Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch

MAY 11 – Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit cup, refreshments. Adults, $7; children younger than 12, $4; preschoolers get in for free. Wheelchair accessible.

 

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.

 

Daylillies presentation

MAY 13 – Presented by Cecil Dunlap, Pheasant Gardens. Upper Stewiacke fire hall. 7:30 p.m. for about 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Stewiacke Valley Garden Club.

 

Legion bingo

MAY 14 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Every Wednesday night. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Chase the ace

MAY 15 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. In the lounge. 6 to 7 p.m. Proceeds for the legion and Truro Minor Football. Every Thursday night.

 

Caregiver appreciation tea

MAY 15 – Truro fire hall. 2 to 4 p.m. Hosted by Caregivers Nova Scotia. Everyone is welcome. No admission charge.

 

Old-time dance

MAY 16 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. For ages 50 and older. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. Admission: $5.

 

Open Door community prayer

MAY 16 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Legion supper

MAY 16 – Roast beef dinner, tea, coffee. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Plant sale

MAY 17 – Bible Hill Garden Club sponsoring the event. 8 a.m. to noon at the Bible Hill fire hall. Annuals and perennials. Everyone welcome.

 

Documentary series

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

 

Legion bingo

MAY 21 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Every Wednesday night. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Chase the ace

MAY 22 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. In the lounge. 6 to 7 p.m. Proceeds for the legion and Truro Minor Football. Every Thursday night.

 

Old-time dance

MAY 23 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. For ages 50 and older. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. Admission: $5.

 

Legion supper

MAY 23 – Roast pork dinner, tea, coffee. Debert legion. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

 

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.

 

Crib tournament

MAY 24 – Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. 1 p.m. Bar, lunch services. All money returned as prizes. Wheelchair accessible. $20 per team.

 

Economy hall session

MAY 25 – First one of 2014. Featuring Ron Hynes. At the hall beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and advance sales are preferred. Limited tickets at the door. Call Debbie at 902-647-2753, Natalie at 902-647-2255 or Micheline at 902-647-2762 for tickets and information.

 

Lunchtime 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.

 

General meeting

MAY 27 – Royal Canadian Legion, Debert. 8 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend; new applicants attend for swearing in. Meet the 2014 executive.

 

Legion bingo

MAY 28 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. Every Wednesday night. Mini bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

Organizations: Tatamagouche Centre, Senior Citizens Group, Truro Daily News Colchester Weekly News First Baptist Church Truro Alliance Church Bible Society James Presbyterian Church First United Church Ten Thousand Villages Sobeys Immanuel Baptist Church The Salvation Army Colchester Junior High School Sharon Presbyterian Church Clan Murray Society Hill Garden Club Truro Police Service Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Church Federation of University of Women

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Prince Street, Douglas Street Salmon River Nova Scotia Onslow Berry Hill North River Community Lorne Antigonish Plains Bible Hill Warwick Mountain Colchester County Bruce Lake Ryland Avenue Country Choir Pheasant Gardens Stewiacke Valley Crow Lake

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