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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

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

 

Dance

AUG. 13 – Salmon River Fire Hall. Each Wednesday in August. 8:30 p.m. Shared lunch and music by Countrified and others.

 

Pie charts and pocket books

AUG. 13 – Truro library, 3 to 5 p.m. Eat pies and find out how to pad your pocketbook too. Registration began Aug. 7. For ages 13 to 19. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Book sale

AUG. 13 – Previously enjoyed book sale. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Drop-in knit, crochet group

AUG. 14 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions 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 required. Call 902-895-4183 or drop into the library.

 

Open door prayer for the community

AUG. 15 – 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.

 

Teddy bear picnic

AUG. 15 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages three to seven. Bring a teddy bear and enjoy stories and a craft. Registration began Aug. 7. Limited space. Call 902-895-1615 to register.

 

Tween Lego

AUG. 15 – Truro library. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration began Aug. 8. For ages eight and older. Call 902-895-1625 to register.

 

Card game, 45s

AUG. 15 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Blueberry crisp desserts

AUG. 15 – Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro. 6 p.m. Kickoff to the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival. Proceeds for the Bill Rawlinson Memorial Outreach Fund at St. John’s Anglican Church.

 

Annual river walk

AUG. 15 – Meet at the Foodland in Tatamagouche. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Drinks, snacks after the walk. Wear appropriate footwear.

 

Quilt and rug hooking sale

AUG. 15 & 16 – St. David’s United Church, Bible Hill. Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary blueberry tea. Admission to the sale is $4. Hosted by St. David’s Quilters and Rug Hookers of Northern Nova Scotia.

 

Blueberry pancake, sausage breakfast

AUG. 16 – Slate Youth Centre, 883 Prince St., Truro. 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds help develop and continue youth programs, and support youth trips to Ontario for a national youth conference. Costs are $4 and $6.

 

Blueberry dessert and salad supper

AUG. 16 – Debert Fire Hall. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Salads, ham, rolls and blueberry desserts. Adults, $10; children younger than 12, $5. Takeouts available. Proceeds for Masstown United Church.

 

Royal garden party

AUG. 16 – Hosted by the Colchester SPCA. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riverfront Park, Truro. Favourite fairy tale princesses will give makeovers; professional stylists will be in attendance. Crown and necklace-making stations, cake, treasure hunt and more. Tickets at the Colchester SPCA, Central Nova Animal Hospital and Heavenly Crumbs Bakery. $40 for one princess; $30 for each additional little girl. Rain date: Aug. 17.

 

Cribbage

AUG. 16 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Fundraising barbecue

AUG. 16 – Sponsored by Colchester Food Bank. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Outside the Millbrook gym. Hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, water and pop. Prices range from $1 to $3. Proceeds for the food bank.

 

Gospel coffee house

AUG. 16 – Debert Baptist Church. 7 p.m. Potluck light refreshments. Free-will offering. Everyone welcome.

 

Young artists honoured

AUG. 17 – Elizabeth Bishop Society of N.S. hosting event to honour young artists at In the Village Cafe, Great Village. Readings, presentations, screening of short films from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments. No admission charge. 

 

Chicken barbecue

AUG. 17 – Hosted by the River John Volunteer Fire Department. Noon until sold out. Adults, $10; children, $7.

 

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.

 

Free children’s program

AUG. 18 – The Salvation Army, Outram Street, Truro. 1 to 4 p.m. Runs until Aug. 22. Call Bhreagh at 902-893-3042 for more information and to register.

 

Card game, 45s

AUG. 18 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Make play: Ninja edition

AUG. 19 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages eight to 12. Creating characters, costumes and lines with teenagers. YouTube movie-making camp week. Registration at 902-895-1625. Runs until Aug. 22 and participants must attend all four days.

 

Dance

AUG. 20 – Salmon River Fire Hall. Each Wednesday in August. 8:30 p.m. Shared lunch and music by Countrified and others.

 

Book sale

AUG. 20 – Previously enjoyed book sale. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Community sale

AUG. 20 – Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre, Esplanade, Truro. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Items as low as $1 or fill a grocery bag for $10.

 

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.

 

Thrift store sale, barbecue

AUG. 21 – The Salvation Army’s Thrift Store is holding a summer sale and barbecue. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

Summer jamming

AUG. 21 – Hidden Hilltop Family Campground, Glenholme. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Hidden Hilltop Campers Association. Everyone welcome.

 

Open door prayer for the community

AUG. 22 – 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.

 

Card game, 45s

AUG. 22– Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Yard sale

AUG. 23 – Valley United Church Hall, in the basement. 110 Salmon River Rd., Valley. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. All proceeds go to building a high school in Guatemala.

 

Cribbage

AUG. 23 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Harvest For Hunger NS Picnic

AUG. 24 – Captain Cob’s Corn Maze, Masstown Market. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is a donation to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to help end hunger in Sudan.

 

Prime time movie for adults

AUG. 25 – Truro library. Noon. For ages 50 and older. Bring your lunch and the library provides 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.

 

Card game, 45s

AUG. 25 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Vacation Bible school

AUG. 25 – Free event with a theme of Weird Animals. Runs until Aug. 29 for ages four to 11. Central Nova Wesleyan Church, 38 Pleasant St., Truro. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For information or to register, email April at ape_d@yahoo.com.

 

Make play: Ninja edition

AUG. 26 – Truro library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages eight to 12. Creating characters, costumes and lines with teenagers. YouTube movie-making camp week. Registration at 902-895-1625. Runs until Aug. 29 and participants must attend all four days.

 

Documentary film series

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

 

Dance

AUG. 27 – Salmon River Fire Hall. Each Wednesday in August. 8:30 p.m. Shared lunch and music by Countrified and others.

 

Book sale

AUG. 27 – Previously enjoyed book sale. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Drop-in knit, crochet group

AUG. 28 – Truro library. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring yarn and needles. Patterns and written instructions 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.

 

Card game, 45s

AUG. 29 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 7 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Open door prayer for the community

AUG. 29 – 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.

 

Cribbage

AUG. 30 – Good Neighbours Club. 21 Palmer St., Truro. 1:30 p.m. Includes 50/50.

 

Fundraising barbecue

AUG. 30 – Sponsored by the Colchester Food Bank. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Outside Bible Hill RCMP detachment on Pictou Road. Hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, water and pop. Prices range from $1 to $3. Proceeds for the food bank.

 

Book sale

SEPT. 3 – Previously enjoyed book sale. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Bollywood Night

SEPT. 4 – Dinner and dance. Holiday Inn, Truro. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers. East Indian cuisine (mild) dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dance with DJ Harv from 8 p.m. to midnight. $45 a person and can be purchased from any Rotarian. Proceeds to support Maggie’s Place and the Colchester Community Workshop.

 

Book sale

SEPT. 10 – Previously enjoyed book sale. Colchester Historeum, Young Street, Truro. 1 to 3 p.m.

 

ATV fun run

SEPT. 13 – Hosted by Colchester Five Islands ATV Club. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration at 9 a.m. Supper, prizes, 50/50 draw. $25 per bike/driver and $5 for each extra person. Barbecue not included in the cost.

 

Dance

SEPT. 27 – Economy Recreation Centre. 9 p.m. Featuring Frank MacKay and a seven-piece band. Tickets are $20 in advance only.

 

Economy hall sessions

SEPT. 27 – Economy Recreation Centre. 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22.50 at the door. NSLS ID required. Call 902-647-2255 or 902-647-2985 for more information.

 

Organizations: First Baptist Church, Truro Daily News, Colchester Weekly News Apple Colchester Food Bank Anglican Church Foodland First United Church The Salvation Army Central Nova Animal Hospital Debert Baptist Church Elizabeth Bishop Society of N.S. Fire Department Resource Centre Thrift Store Valley United Church Hall Canadian Foodgrains Bank Nova Wesleyan Church RCMP Holiday Inn Colchester Community Workshop

Geographic location: Salmon River, Tatamagouche, Ontario Millbrook Great Village River John Outram Street Guatemala Sudan Pictou Road

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