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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.  

 

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, the tea will be 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 for 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 now open. 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 now open. 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 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.

 

Story time and crafts

JULY 17 – Truro library. For ages five to seven. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: LOL at the library. Registration now open. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Crib

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

 

Community refreshments

JULY 17 – Young Street Gospel Hall, beside the Truro Fire Hall. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free coffee, tea and snacks. Everyone welcome.

 

Tween Lego

JULY 18 – Truro library. For ages eight and older. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration now open. 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.

 

Friday night social

JULY 18 – Ham, potato salad and strawberry shortcake. Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. 5 p.m. until sold out. $6 per person. Everyone welcome.

 

Farmers’ market in Brookfield

JULY 19 – Part of Coming Home to Brookfield activities. Don Henderson Sportsplex. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables available at no cost. Call 902-673-2800 or 902-673-2427 to book tables.

 

Lobster dinner

JULY 19 – River John Volunteer Fire Department hosting the event. Fire Hall. Noon until sold out. Adults, $15; children, $12.

 

Fundraising barbecue

JULY 19 – For the Colchester Food Bank. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Outside of the Victoria Court Career College and Hair Salon, next to the Atlantic Superstore. Hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, water and pop.  Prices between $1 and $3. All proceeds to the food bank.

 

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 age 12 categories. Call Tammy Rafuse at 902-257-2407 for more 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, the tea will be 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 ages five to seven. 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.

 

Dance

JULY 26 – Stewiacke legion. Music by City Lights. Theme: Hawaiian night.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Shared lunch. Members and guests.

 

Brookfield ‘Welcome’ 5k fun run

JULY 26 – Starting at South Colchester Academy. For all levels of ability. 2.5 km race for ages 15 and younger. Prizes. Registration preferred by calling 902-673-3464.

 

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.

 

Music and dancing

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

 

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.

 

Story time, crafts

JULY 29 – Truro library. For ages three and four. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: Turtle Tuesday. Registration begins July 23. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

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, the tea will be held inside the museum.

 

Make a dreamcatcher

JULY 29 – Truro library. For ages eight to 12. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: Catch a dream. Registration begins July 24. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Experience the decades

JULY 30 – Truro library. For ages 13 to 19. 3 to 5 p.m. Dress in 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s costumes. Registration begins July 24. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

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 will be available.

 

Crib

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

 

Story time, crafts

JULY 31 – Truro library. For ages five to seven. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Theme: Mixed up. Registration begins July 25. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Junior Lego

AUG. 1 – Truro library. For ages five to seven. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Theme: Turtle Tuesday. Registration begins July 25. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Stewiacke Town Days

AUG. 1 – Card party, 45s, crib. Stewiacke legion. 10 a.m. Light lunch. $3 to play. Sponsored by the Willow Bend Seniors. Everyone welcome.

 

SPCA information session

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

 

Town Days breakfast

AUG. 2 – Stewiacke legion. 8 to 10 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, sausages, baked beans, juice, toast, tea and coffee. $7 per person.

 

Legion bingo

AUG. 2 – Stewiacke legion. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. No dobbers. Just for fun. Canteen services will be available. Everyone welcome. Call 902-758-4211 for more information.

 

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 more 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 full details, call 902-639-2556.

 

Organizations: First United Church, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News Build It First Baptist Church Memorial Hospital Fire Department Malagash and Area Heritage Association City Lights Colchester Academy Bible school Immanuel Baptist Church Apple

Geographic location: Stewiacke, Colchester, Brunswick Street Salmon River River John Victoria Victoria Park Willow Bend Young Street

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