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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.  

 

Supper

JULY 9 – Baked ham and strawberry supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Middle Stewiacke United Church, adults $12, $6 children age five to 12, age four and under eat free.

Proceeds for church purposes.

 

Bingo

JULY 9 –Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Brunswick Street, Truro, 6 p.m. in the auditorium, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7:20 p.m.

 

Dance

JULY 9 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Tea in the garden

JULY 9 – Every Wednesday in July and August. 1 to 3 p.m. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. Homemade biscuits, jams, sweets, tea, coffee, water and juice. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. If it rains, the tea will be held inside the museum.

 

Get ready to race

JULY 9 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: amazing library race. For ages eight to 12. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Science: volcanoes

JULY 9 – Truro library. 3 to 5 p.m. For ages 13 to 19. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Cobequid Al-Anon

JULY 9 – Meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Truro Alliance Church, Philip Street. For information call Ann at 902-895-5535.

 

Legion bingo

JULY 9 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Mini bingo at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo to follow.

 

Strawberry festival

JULY 10 – St. David’s United Church, Pictou Road, Bible Hill, 4 to 6 p.m., salad plates, strawberry shortcake, hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

Story time and crafts

JULY 10 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: paws, claws and scales. For ages five to seven. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Potpourri workshop

JULY 10 – Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. 2 to 3 p.m. How to start collecting, drying and preparing flowers and herbs to make potpourri in the fall. Refreshments served. For information call 902-895-6284.

 

Crib

JULY 10 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. in the canteen.

 

Summer jammin’

JULY 10 – Hidden Hilltop Family Campground, Glenholme. 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Hidden Hilltop Campers Association. Everyone welcome.

 

Newfie and country jamboree

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

 

Open door prayer for the community

JULY 11 – First Baptist Church, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer for people in the community. Wheelchair accessible to the church’s sanctuary.

 

Truro walk

JULY 11 – Sponsored by Central Nova Volkssport Club. Five or 10 km. Rated 1A. Meet at the Holiday Inn, Truro. 6 p.m. Call 902-897-0147 for information.

 

Antique Tool & Engine show

JULY 12 – Sutherland Steam Mill, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Inside: members of Atlantic Tool Collectors Association displaying choice pieces from personal collections. Outside: antique tractors and engines; a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information call 902-657 3365 or visit sutherlandsteammill.novascotia.ca.

 

Tea and hooked rug display

JULY 12 – Economy Recreation Centre, 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $5, door prizes, raffle, vendors, jewelry demonstration. For information, call Micheline Beaton, 902-647-2985, or Janice Faulkner, 902-647-2762.

 

Salad, ham, strawberry shortcake supper

JULY 12 – Sharon United Church, 4655 Cloverdale Rd., East Stewiacke. 4 to 6 p.m. Adults, $10; children under 12, $5; preschoolers get in for free. Takeouts available. Proceeds for the church. Call 902-639-9066 for information.

 

Gospel coffee house

JULY 12 – Nazarene Church, Truro. 7 p.m. Featuring Ron and Diane O’Brien, Freedom Road and Friends. Free-will offering. Lunch to follow.

 

Salad, strawberry supper

JULY 12 – Sharon Presbyterian Church Hall, Dean. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults; $3 for children 12 and younger: preschoolers get in for free. Sponsored by church’s board of managers.

 

Ham, salad buffet, strawberry shortcake supper

JULY 12 – Riverside United Church, Bass River. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for children younger than 12.

 

Quick ‘n Dirty boat-building challenge

JULY 12 – Tatamagouche Boatshop, Creamery Square. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch teams build a wooden, 15-foot canoe in a day. Refreshments available. No admission charge. Donations welcome.

 

Driving horse show

JULY 12 & 13 – Sponsored by Nova Scotia Driving Society. Held at the Equine Park, Salmon River. 8:30 a.m. both days.

 

Economy Hall session

JULY 13 – Featuring music by James King and his bluegrass band from Virginia. Starts at 1:30 p.m., tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For information, call Micheline Beaton, 902-647-2985; Natalie, 902-647-2255 or Debbie, 902-647-2753.

 

Barbecue, dog wash

JULY 13 – Global Pet Foods, 68 Robie St., Truro, noon to 3 p.m. Colchester SPCA fundraiser. SPCA merchandise for sale.

 

Open church doors

JULY 14 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Story time and crafts

JULY 15 – Truro library. For three and four-year-olds. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: Whiskers and Paws. Registration starts July 9. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Documentary film series

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

 

Bingo

JULY 16 –Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Brunswick Street, Truro, 6 p.m. in the auditorium, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7:20 p.m.

 

Dance

JULY 16 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Tea in the garden

JULY 16 – Every Wednesday in July and August. 1 to 3 p.m. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. Homemade biscuits, jams, sweets, tea, coffee, water and juice. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. If it rains, tea is held inside the museum.

 

Ham, salad, strawberry supper

JULY 16 – Upper Stewiacke United Church. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Adults, $12; students, $6; preschoolers get in free. Takeouts available.

 

If You Build It ….

JULY 16 – Truro library. For ages eight to 12. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: If You Build It… Registration opens July 10. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Table petting zoo

JULY 16 – Use library tablets for free, teach others how to use the devices. Truro library. For ages 13 to 19. 3 to 5 p.m. Registration opens July 10. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

Annual strawberry festival

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

 

Story time and crafts

JULY 17 – Truro library. For five to seven-year-olds. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: LOL at the library. Registration starts July 11. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Crib

JULY 17 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. in the canteen.

 

Tween Lego

JULY 18 – Truro library. For ages eight and older. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration starts July 11. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Open door prayer for the community

JULY 18 – First Baptist Church, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer for people in the community. Wheelchair accessible to the church’s sanctuary.

 

Sandcastle festival

JULY 20 – Malagash and Area Heritage Association hosting 16th annual event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Sea Beach, 660 Blue Sea Rd., Malagash. Prizes in commercial, family, teen and under 12 categories. Call Tammy Rafuse at 902-257-2407 for information.

 

Open church doors

JULY 21 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Story time, crafts

JULY 22 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For three and four-year-olds. Theme: Pirates and oceans. Registration starts July 16. To register, call  902-895-1625.

 

Bingo

JULY 23 –Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Brunswick Street, Truro, 6 p.m. in the auditorium, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7:20 p.m.

 

Dance

JULY 23 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Tea in the garden

JULY 23 – Every Wednesday in July and August. 1 to 3 p.m. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. Homemade biscuits, jams, sweets, tea, coffee, water and juice. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. If it rains, tea is held inside the museum.

 

Get Ready To Go For This

JULY 23 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages eight to 12. Theme: Off to the races. Registration starts July 17. To register, call 902-895-1625.

 

Writers’ workshop

JULY 23 – Truro library. 3 to 5 p.m. For 13 to 19-year-olds. Get face-to-face feedback on your writing. Registration starts July 17. To register, call 902-895-1625.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

Crib

JULY 24 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. in the canteen.

 

Story time, crafts

JULY 24 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For five to seven-year-olds. Theme: Happy Halloween. Registration starts July 18. To register, call 902-895-1625.

 

Open door prayer for the community

JULY 25 – First Baptist Church, Prince Street, Truro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer for people in the community. Wheelchair accessible to the church’s sanctuary.

 

Skype lesson

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

 

Portraits in the park

JULY 27 – Victoria Park, Truro. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for signs to tell you where photos will be taken. Photographer Jody O’Brien will do the photos. Fundraiser for the Colchester SPCA.

 

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.

 

Open church doors

JULY 28 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Documentary film series

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

 

Bingo

JULY 30 –Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Brunswick Street, Truro, 6 p.m. in the auditorium, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7:20 p.m.

 

Dance

JULY 30 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

 

Tea in the garden

JULY 30 – Every Wednesday in July and August. 1 to 3 p.m. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. Homemade biscuits, jams, sweets, tea, coffee, water and juice. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. If it rains, tea is held inside the museum.

 

Drop-in knit and crochet group

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

 

Crib

JULY 31 – Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. in the canteen.

 

SPCA information session

AUG. 2 – Colchester SPCA at the Truro Farmers’ Market, Young Street, to provide information about the shelter. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. SPCA merchandise available as well.

 

Open church doors

AUG. 4 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

God’s Backyard: By the Sea

AUG. 5 – Daily vacation Bible school. Immanuel Baptist Church, Truro. 9 to 11:45 a.m. For kids Grades primary to 6. No cost. Runs until Aug. 8. Call 902-895-8857 for details.

 

Drop-in knit, crochet group

AUG. 7 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

 

Open church doors

AUG. 11 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Documentary film series

AUG. 13 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For movie title, call 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Drop-in knit, crochet group

AUG. 14 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

 

Learning IOS

AUG. 14 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn the basics of Apple’s operating system for an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 902-895-4183 or drop into the library.

 

Open church doors

AUG. 18 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Drop-in knit, crochet group

AUG. 21 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

 

Prime time movie for adults

AUG. 25 – Truro library. Noon. For ages 50 and older. Bring your lunch and the library will provide beverages. For movie title, call 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Open church doors

AUG. 25 – First United Church, Truro. Visit the church, relax, find a moment of peace. Open Monday to Friday throughout July and August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Documentary film series

AUG. 27 – Truro library. 1 p.m. For movie title, call 902-895-4183 or log onto www.lovemylibrary.ca.

 

Drop-in knit, crochet group

AUG. 28 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions will be available. For ages eight and older.

 

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 details, call 902-639-2556.

Organizations: Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News, First United Church First Baptist Church Middle Stewiacke United Church Al-Anon Truro Alliance Church Holiday Inn Atlantic Tool Collectors Association Nazarene Church Build It Sharon Presbyterian Church Pet Foods Memorial Hospital Malagash and Area Heritage Association Bible school Immanuel Baptist Church Apple

Geographic location: Salmon River, Brunswick Street, Pictou Road Stewiacke Cloverdale Bass River Nova Scotia Virginia Victoria Park Young Street

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