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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.

 

Legion bingo

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

 

Coffee party

MAY 14 – Masstown United Church. 2 p.m. Bake table, playroom for children. Everyone welcome.

 

Artist talk, demo

MAY 14 – Mi’kmaw artist Leonard Paul gives a talk and demonstration of his work. Glooscap Heritage Centre, Millbrook. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments.

 

Dance

MAY 14 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Countrified and others will provide the music. Shared lunch.

 

Imagemakers Photography Club

MAY 14 – Truro Junior High School, room 11. 7:15 business meeting; 7:30 p.m. Program: Painting With Light. Hands-on workshop led by John Schickler. Everyone welcome.

 

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.

 

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. Minimum $5 ticket purchase.

 

Knit-in

MAY 15 – Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop by with a knitting project, learn new skills and patterns, and hang out with fellow knitters. Beginners and experts welcome.

 

Caregiver appreciation tea

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

 

Grandparents Rights for Nova Scotia

MAY 15 – Meeting. Sobeys’ community room, Robie Street, Truro. 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

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.

 

Tween Lego

MAY 16 – Truro library. For children eight years old and older. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Registration opens May 9. To register call 902-895-1625.

 

Kidney foundation barbecue

MAY 16 – Fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation. Sobeys on Prince Street in Truro. 4 to 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and drinks. Prices to be confirmed at the fundraiser.

 

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.

 

Kitchen party

MAY 17 – Debert and area kitchen party. Debert Lodge Hall, 1191 Plains Rd. 1 p.m. Light lunch. Everyone welcome.

 

Yard sale

MAY 17 – Wentworth Recreation Centre. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Canteen on site. Table rentals for $6. Vendors asked to stay for the entire event. To book a table or for more information, call 902-548-2682.

 

Crib

MAY 17 – Stewiacke Legion. 1 p.m. $22 per team. All money goes to prizes. 50/50 draws, canteen on site. Everyone welcome.

 

Queen of hearts

MAY 17 – Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. 2 to 4 p.m. Every Saturday. Play $2 per ticket. Everyone welcome.

 

Jamboree

MAY 18 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featuring local talent: Old Tyme Sake, Eva and Dave Dunlap, Martha Frost. Lunch, door prize and 50/50. Admission: $5.

 

Seniors dance

MAY 20 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 8 to 11 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of June. Shared lunch. $6 admission.

 

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.

 

Dance

MAY 21 – Salmon River fire hall. 8:30 p.m. Countrified and others will provide the music. Shared lunch.

 

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.

 

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. Minimum $5 ticket purchase.

 

Historical society presentation

MAY 22 – Colchester Historical Society presents historian Dr. Karolyn Frost on “Before the Loyalists: Planters, Slavery and the Atlantic World”. 7:30 p.m. at the Historeum on Young Street.

 

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.

 

Open Door community prayer

MAY 23 – 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 23 – Middle Stewiacke Recreation Centre. 8 to 11 p.m. Featuring the band Last Chance. Shared lunch, 50/50. Admission: $6 per person.

 

Book fair

MAY 23 & 24 – Canadian Federation of University 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.

 

Fundraiser for Reginald J. LeBlanc

MAY 24 – Truro Horseman’s Club. LeBlanc was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Fundraiser for his treatments. Butch and Friends will entertain. Lunch, 50/50, auction will be available.

 

Community recycling project

MAY 24 – Newspapers, flyers, refundable containers will be collected. 100 Young St., Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All types of books, but no plastic covers. Pick up is available. Call 902-893-9471 or email joncreelman@gmail.com. In support of the 2nd Truro Scouts.

 

Dance

MAY 24 – Stewiacke Legion. Band: City Lights. Theme: western night. 8:30 to 11 p.m. Shared lunch. Members and guests welcome. $6 per person.

 

Downton Abbey afternoon tea

MAY 24 – St. John’s Anglican Church hall, Church Street, Truro. 2 to 4 p.m. Celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday. Period dress encouraged. $8 in advance; $10 at the door.

 

Kidney foundation meeting

MAY 24 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 10 a.m. Special speaker: a dietician from Halifax. Everyone welcome.

 

Central Nova Volkssport

MAY 24 – Tatamagouche Trans-Canada Trail Walk. Five or 10 km walk. Rated 1B. Take Station Road to TCT parking lot. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 902-895-1231.

 

Economy hall session

MAY 25 – First one of 2014. Featuring Ron Hynes. At the hall beginning at 1:30 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 902-647-2985 for tickets and information.

 

Purina walk for dog guides

MAY 25 – Five km walk. Meet at the Co-op grocery store in Middle Musquodoboit. Begins at noon. No registration fee. Funds raised go toward providing dog guides to those in need. For more information, to donate or register, log onto www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.

 

Country, western music

MAY 25 – David Burbine, a traditional country singer from Shelburne, performs. Best Western Glengarry, Truro. 2 to 5 p.m. 50/50 tickets, door prizes. Proceeds for the IWK. Admission: $8.

 

Princess tea and pirate soiree

MAY 25 – Shubenacadie United Church. 2 to 4 p.m. $10 per person; children under two years get in for free. Tickets at Ettinger’s Home Hardware or by calling Teena at 902-758-1354 or Gail at 902-758-2797.

 

Gospel concert

MAY 25 – Nuttby United Baptist Church. 7 p.m. Special music by Rick Burgess and friends. Lunch will be provided. Free-will offering.

 

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.

 

Annual VON meeting

MAY 26 – Colchester East Hants VON annual meeting.  7 p.m. Truro Fire Hall.

 

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.

 

Seniors dance

MAY 27 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 8 to 11 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of June. Shared lunch. $6 admission.

 

Legion bingo

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

 

Novel launch

MAY 28 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 7 p.m. Novel by Dr. A.J.B (John) Johnston. Entitled: The Maze, a second in a series on the life of Thomas Pichon, writer, lover and spy for 18th century France. Everyone welcome.

 

Dance

MAY 28 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Countrified and others will provide the music. Shared lunch.

 

Imagemakers Photography Club

MAY 28 – Truro Junior High School, room 11. 7:15 business meeting; 7:30 p.m. Theme: A Path to Somewhere/Nowhere; program: members night, sight and sound essays and your favourite 25. Everyone welcome.

 

Aenon Baptist Cemetery annual meeting

MAY 28 – Meeting to be held at 7 p.m. All lot owners are encouraged to attend. Call the cemetery corporation or Aenon Baptist Church for confirmation of the location.

 

Chase the ace

MAY 29 – 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. Minimum $5 ticket purchase.

 

Fish and chips

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

 

Old-time dance

MAY 30 – 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 30 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer to the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Open mike

JUNE 1 – Warwick Mountain Recreation Club. 2 to 5 pm. Local talent, door prizes, 50/50 draw, canteen available. Free-will donation. All funds for the building maintenance projects.

 

Seniors dance

JUNE 3 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 8 to 11 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of June. Shared lunch. $6 admission.

 

Fundraiser hook-in

JUNE 7 – Shubeancadie United Church. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quilt raffle, door prizes, rug display, lunch. Admission: $7, includes lunch. Elevator access. RSVP by June 1 by calling 902-758-1354. All proceeds go to the church.

 

Plant, yard sale

JUNE 7 – Hosted by the FLK Taoist Tai Chi. Taking place at 11 Armstrong Ave., Bible Hill. Off Pictou Road. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Perennials, lilies, vintage glass and more. 11th annual event.

 

Seniors dance

JUNE 10 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 8 to 11 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of June. Shared lunch. $6 admission.

 

Attic Painters’ lawn art show, sale

JUNE 13 – 44th annual event. Truro library lawn. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date of June 20.

 

Braeside’s annual spring concert

JUNE 15 – Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, 12390 Hwy. 224, Middle Musquodoboit. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults; $7, students and seniors; $20 for a family. Proceeds for the residents’ recreation department. 50/50 draw, lunch and fellowship. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Seniors dance

JUNE 17 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 8 to 11 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of June. Shared lunch. $6 admission.

 

Seniors dance

JUNE 24 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, Truro. 8 to 11 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of June. Shared lunch. $6 admission.

 

Organizations: First Baptist Church, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News Truro Junior High School Senior Citizens Group Kidney Foundation Sobeys Hill Garden Club Colchester Historical Society Historeum Federation of University Women City Lights Anglican Church Tai Chi Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Salmon River, Douglas Street Nova Scotia Millbrook Warwick Mountain Robie Street Middle Musquodoboit Young Street Church Street Halifax Shelburne Crow Lake France Pictou Road

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