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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.  

 

Grandparents' rights meeting

JUNE 19 – Grandparents Rights for Nova Scotia, Sobeys Community Room, Robie Street, Truro, 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JUNE 19 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Intermediate Facebook

JUNE 19 – Learn about privacy, security, messaging and more. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Truro library. Space is limited. Registration is required in person or by calling 902-895-4183.

 

Ice Cream Party

JUNE 20 – Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St., Truro, 6 to 8 p.m., fundraiser for Malik Burgoyne.

 

Open door community prayer

JUNE 20 – First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer for people in the community. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Old-time dance

JUNE 20 – Douglas Street Community Centre. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. For ages 50 and older. Admission: $5.

 

Cards

JUNE 20 – Every Monday and Friday. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. 50/50 draw. $3 to play. Everyone welcome.

 

Tween Lego

JUNE 20 – Truro library. For eight years of age and older. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration opened June 13. Call 902-895-1625.

 

Potluck supper

JUNE 21 – Bayhead Hall, Bayhead, 4 to 6 p.m., cost is $10 per adult, $4 for children six to 12, free for children five and under. Hearty casseroles, scallops, salads, ham, baked beans, breads, rolls, pies and beverages. Take-outs available. Proceeds for the church.

 

Kitchen party

JUNE 21 – Debert and area kitchen party, 1 p.m., the lodge hall, 1191 Plains Rd., Debert. Light lunch. Last kitchen party until September.

 

Summer reading program

JUNE 21 – Truro library. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face painting, sucker pull, iPad games, beanbag toss, fishpond and more. Everyone welcome.

 

Bake, street sale

JUNE 21 – Wynn Park Retirement Village, off Lower Truro Road. 8 to 11 a.m. Half of proceeds go to Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation.

 

Crib

JUNE 21 – Stewiacke Legion. 1 p.m. Last one until September. Everyone welcome. Call the legion for cost information.

 

Community yard sale

JUNE 21 – Look for signs throughout the Hilden community. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

 

Memorial hymn sing

JUNE 22 – West New Annan Heritage House. 7 p.m. Donations in memory of a loved one can be made by calling Alma at 902-657-2428 or Francie at 902-657-3211. Organized by the West New Annan Heritage House and Salem on the Mountain Heritage Society.

 

Cards

JUNE 23 – Every Monday and Friday. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. 50/50 draw. $3 to play. Everyone welcome.

 

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.

 

Cemetery meeting

JUNE 25 – Annual meeting of the Watson Cemetery Co., 10 a.m. at First United Church Ladies Parlour. All lot owners are asked to attend.

 

Dance

JUNE 25 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch. Every Wednesday. Everyone welcome.

 

Strawberry supper

JUNE 25 – Hilden United Church. 4 to 6 p.m. Adults, $12; children younger than 12, $6; preschoolers get in for free. Takeout available. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the Hilden United Church board of stewards.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JUNE 26 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Summer Jammin’

JUNE 26 – Hidden Hilltop Family Campground, Glenholme, 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Hidden Hilltop Campers Association.

 

Minecraft experience

JUNE 26 – Truro Branch, Colchester East Hants Regional Library, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Computer and paper activities for children age 8 to 12. Registration opens June 20, call 902-895-1625.

 

Old-time dance

JUNE 27 – Douglas Street Community Centre. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by the Y Senior Citizens Group. For ages 50 and older. Admission: $5. Last one until September.

 

Cards

JUNE 27 – Every Monday and Friday. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. 50/50

draw. $3 to play. Everyone welcome.

 

Church supper

JUNE 28 – Malagash Community Hall, 4 to 6 p.m., casseroles, salads, homemade beans, brown bread, biscuits and pie. Cost is $12 for adults, children 12 and under $4, free for preschoolers. Proceeds for Malagash United Church.

 

Barbecue

JUNE 28 – Fundraiser in support of the Colchester Food Bank, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Sobeys on Robie Street. Hotdogs, $2; hamburgers and sausages, $3; water and pop, $1; rain or shine. All proceeds to the food bank.

 

Cribbage

JUNE 28 – 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays except the third one of the month. 50/50 and high hand. Cost: $5. Everyone welcome.

 

Dance

JUNE 28 – Stewiacke legion. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Music by City Lights. Theme: Sadie Hawkins Day. Shared lunch. $6 per person. Members and guests welcome.

 

Yard sale

JUNE 28 – St. Andrew’s United Church, Main Street, Stewiacke. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine.

 

Music and dancing

JUNE 29 – Wentworth Recreation Centre, 1:30 p.m., donations collected at the door, shared lunch.

 

Vegetarian potluck

JUNE 29 – Mountain Serenity Retreat, New Annan Road, Wentworth. 11 a.m. to 2 pm. See the gardens, explore woodland trails, learn about programs.

 

Cards

JUNE 30 – Every Monday and Friday. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. 50/50 draw. $3 to play. Everyone welcome.

 

Supper

JULY 1 - Balfron annual supper for charity, 4 to 6 p.m., Balfron Hall, Highway 311, Balfron, cost $10 adults, $4 children.

 

Documentary film series

JULY 2 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For the movie title, call 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JULY 3 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Looking Back art exhibition

JULY 8 – Retrospective exhibition by artist Deanna Boucher. McCarthy Art Gallery, NSCC Truro campus, 36 Arthur St. Runs until Aug. 27. Opening reception is at 7 p.m.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JULY 10 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Newfie and country jamboree

JULY 11 – Stewiacke River Park Road. Runs July 12 as well. Open-air dances and talent show and more. For full details, call 902-639-2556.

 

Documentary film series

JULY 16 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For the movie title, call 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Strawberry Festival

JULY 16 – Tatamagouche Fire Hall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under. Sandwiches cost $3. Live music, bake sale, new-to-you items, 50/50 draw.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JULY 17 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Annual strawberry festival

JULY 17 – Tatamagouche Fire Hall. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Meals range from $3 to $7. Lively music, bake sale, new-to-you, 50/50 draw.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JULY 24 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Skype lesson

JULY 27 – Truro library. Learn more about Skyping. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Registration is required by person or by calling 902-895-4183.

 

Prime time movie for adults

JULY 28 – Truro library. Noon. For ages 50 and older. Bring a lunch. Beverages provided. For the movie title, call 902-895-4183 or go online to www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Documentary film series

JULY 30 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For the movie title, call 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

JULY 31 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in knit or crochet with others. Bring your yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available.

 

Bluegrass festival

AUG. 29 – Stewiacke River Park Road. Runs until Aug. 31. Featuring Gibson Brothers, A New Shade of Blue, Blue Tie Affair, Shadow River and more. For full details, call 902-639-2556.

 

Organizations: Sobeys, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News Senior Citizens Group Immanuel Baptist Church First Baptist Church Annan Heritage House Heritage Society Watson Cemetery Co. First United Church Ladies Parlour Hilden United Church Hidden Hilltop Campers Association Truro Branch Colchester East Hants Regional Library Colchester Food Bank City Lights Wentworth Recreation Centre Memorial Hospital

Geographic location: Robie Street, Douglas Street, Stewiacke Nova Scotia Hilden Plains Wynn Park Truro Road Colchester East Hants Salem Brunswick Street Salmon River Balfron

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