The following are some of the events that young and old can enjoy in September and October throughout Colchester County.
SEPT. 20 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, 50/50 draw, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. Ages 50 and older are welcome.
SEPT. 20 – Debert Mixed Dart League meeting. 7:30 p.m. Debert legion auditorium. All new people are welcome.
Kids clothing, toy sale
SEPT. 21 – Middle Stewiacke Recreation Centre. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $1 admission.
SPCA dog walk
SEPT. 21 – Victoria Park, Truro. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m. Pledge sheets and more information at the Colchester SPCA shelter or by calling 893-7968.
SEPT. 21 - Royal Canadian Legion, Debert branch. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations of hot and cold dishes and desserts appreciated. Call 662-2454 or 662-3875 by Sept. 14 if you have a dish to share. $10 per person for the potluck meal; $5 for children 12 and younger.
SEPT. 21 – Five or 10 km walk. Meet at Mastadon Ridge parking lot. 10 a.m. Rated 1A. Call 895-2592 for more information.
SEPT. 21 – Debert Baptist Church. 7 p.m. Musicians welcome.
SEPT. 21 – Bayhead hall. 4 to 6 p.m. Adults, $10; children six to 12, $4; younger than six get in for free.
SEPT. 21 – Corned beef and cabbage. Sharon Presbyterian Church hall, Dean. 4 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Adults, $8; 12 and under, $4; preschoolers get in for free. Sponsored by the board of managers.
Scale model show, competition
SEPT. 21 – Bible Hill Junior High School. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Central Nova Scotia Modelers show. Competition fee: $2. No cost to display models. Call 896-3816 for more information.
SEPT. 21 – Debert and area kitchen party. 1 to 5 p.m. Debert lodge hall, 1191 Plains Rd. Light lunch. Everyone welcome.
SEPT. 21 – Truro Farmers’ Market first anniversary at the Young Street location. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cake cutting at 10:30 a.m. Special events, guest speakers.
SEPT. 21 – Upper Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Brigade’s 11th annual event. 9 a.m. 5336 Hwy. 289. Adults, $5; children younger than 12 get in free with an adult. Canteen on site.
Indoor yard sale
SEPT. 21 – Quality Graphics building. 69 Wood St., Truro. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. to noon. Fundraiser for Autism Nova Scotia’s Race for Reason.
SEPT. 22 – Nondenominational. Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 40 Douglas St., Truro. 4 p.m. All welcome.
SEPT. 22 – St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church, Wallace. Celebrating its 185th anniversary. Stellarton Male Choir will be in attendance. 3 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Walk to Cure Diabetes
SEPT. 22 – Victoria Park, Truro. Registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Register at www.jdrf.ca or phone 895-8916.
SEPT. 23 – Monday night darts. Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.
SEPT. 23 – Bridge, 45s, crib. 1 p.m. First United Church’s Memorial Hall. Lunch and prizes. $5 per person. Sponsored by the UCW.
Beginner Taoist tai chi
SEPT. 23 – Mondays. 10 a.m. to noon. 910 Prince St., Truro, across from the former Walkers. Contact 893-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alzheimer family education
SEPT. 24 – Family caregiver education series for people caring for family members recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Every Tuesday for six weeks. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wynn Park Villa’s classroom. Call 896-2609.
SEPT. 24 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.
Retired teachers meeting
SEPT. 24 – Truro fire hall. 10:30 a.m. All retired teachers, spouses and guests are welcome.
Progressive Bible study
SEPT. 24 – “Binding the Strong Man, a political reading of Mark’s Gospel.” First United Church, Truro. 11 a.m. No fees or obligation. Ecumenical gathering. Everyone welcome.
Between the Stacks book club
SEPT. 24 – Reading the Chrysalids by John Wyndham. Tea and coffee. 6:30 p.m. Truro library’s community room.
Teen library event
SEPT. 24 – Talk with your mouth full for ages 13 to 19. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Truro library. No registration required.
SEPT. 24 – Farmers’ market, 15 Young St., Truro. 8 p.m. Every Tuesday. For more information, call Lois 893-8060.
Beginner Taoist tai chi
SEPT. 24 – Tuesdays. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 910 Prince St., Truro, across from the former Walkers. Contact 893-8500 or email email@example.com
SEPT. 25 – Salmon River Fire Hall. 8:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.
Happy People documentary discussion
SEPT. 25 – Truro library. Werner Herzog presents a documentary about the life of the indigenous people living in Taiga. 1 p.m. in the community room.
SEPT. 25 – Truro Alliance Church, Phillip Street, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Meets Wednesdays. Call 895-5535 for more information.
Imagemakers Photography Club
SEPT. 25 – Truro Junior High School cafeteria. 7:15 p.m. Program: results of harvest photo competition. Everyone welcome.
Beginner Taoist tai chi
SEPT. 25 – Tuesdays. 1 to 3 p.m. 910 Prince St., Truro, across from the former Walkers. Contact 893-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm prediction workshop
SEPT. 26 – Colchester Historeum, Young Street. Truro. 7:30 p.m. Topic: Heavy weather, storm prediction from Franklin to Saxby. A talk by Jerry Lockett. Everyone welcome.
SEPT. 26 – Tatamagouche group. At the Wallace Community Centre. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door. Fundraiser for the centre.
SEPT. 27 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, 50/50 draw, door prize. Sponsored by the Truro Y Senior Citizens Group. Ages 50 and older are welcome.
Fish and chips
SEPT. 27 – Truro legion. Brunswick Street. 5 to 7 p.m. unless sold out. $8 per person. Entertainment by Flashbacks from 4:30 to 10 p.m. in the lounge. Silent auction as well from 4 to 9 p.m.
SEPT. 27 – Middle Stewiacke Recreation Centre. 8 to 11 p.m. Shared lunch, 50/50. Host band: Last Chance. $5 per person.
Fish and chips at the legion
SEPT. 27 – Truro legion, Brunswick Street. 5 to 7 p.m. unless sold out. Cost $8 per person. Entertainment in the lounge by Flashbacks. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Silent auction from 4 to 9 p.m. in the games room.
SEPT. 27 – Open door prayer. First Baptist Church’s sanctuary. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering personal prayer time for people in the community. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
SEPT. 28 – Truro legion, Brunswick Street. Barbecue from 4 to 5 p.m.; live band Cimmeron from 5 to 9 p.m.
SEPT. 28 – Newspapers, flyers and refundable containers will be collected at 100 Young St. in Truro. 9 a.m. to noon. All books without plastic covers accepted as well. Call 893-9471 for pickup.
Quilt display, tea
SEPT. 28 – Stewiacke Valley Museum. 5445 Hwy. 289, Upper Stewiacke. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Showcasing quilts from the past and present. Admission, $5.
Giant yard sale
SEPT. 28 – Supporting The Friendship Club (CMHA) and Shepherd’s Heart Prayer Centre. At the prayer centre on Pictou Road in Bible Hill, beside the RCMP station. Call Canadian Mental Health Association in Truro for the time. Rain or shine.
SEPT. 28 – Valley United Church. 7 p.m. Lunch and prizes. Admission, $5. Everyone welcome.
SEPT. 28 – Stewiacke legion. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Music by LBD&G Country. Shared lunch. Members and guests welcome.
Old-time fiddling contest
SEPT. 28 – Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Centre. 18th annual Kirk Logan old-time fiddling contest. Registration from 5 to 6 p.m.; contest at 7 p.m. $12. Call 902-384-2819 or in person at Harverstock Pharmasave, Reid’s Restaurant.
Bluegrass benefit concert
SEPT. 28 – Brunswick Street United Church, Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring the Truro Jam Band and Friends. 50/50 draw, silent auction. Admission by donation. Proceeds for Patti Moore for medical travel expenses.
SEPT. 29 – Wentworth Recreation Centre. 1:30 p.m. Shared lunch. Donation at the door.
SEPT. 29 – Great Village Masonic Lodge, 30 Station Rd.
1 to 5 p.m. Open mike, dance floor. Shared lunch, tea and coffee. Donations will be accepted.
Church celebration service
SEPT. 29 – Truro Nazarene Church, Truro. 6 p.m. Presenting: Just Friends in concert. Lunch. Free-will offering. Everyone welcome.
SEPT. 29 – Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. Ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit cup, refreshments. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; preschoolers get in for free. Takeouts available.
SEPT. 29 – Canadian open and grand master fiddle champion Scott Woods and his band Swingin’ Fiddles. Old-time fiddling, western swing, big band, country, gospel and more. 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Advance tickets $20 at MacQuarries on the Esplanade or 1-855-726-8896.
OCT. 1 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.
Event planning workshop
OCT. 2 – Offered by Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre, Prince Street, Truro. 6 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP at 895-4295 or email email@example.com Light snacks and refreshments.
OCT. 2 – Truro library. Teen volunteers mentor younger readers. For ages five to eight and 12 to 19. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. Register at the program. Call 895-1625.
OCT. 2 – Truro Farmers’ Market. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Food, music and kale experts. No admission charge.
Truro Newcomers Club
OCT. 2 – Sobeys community room, Robie Street. 7 p.m. Club for women new to the area. Quest speaker, fellowship and light lunch.
OCT. 3 – First Baptist Girls’ Choir’s fundraising takeout dinner. 4 to 6 p.m. At the church on Prince Street, Truro. One litre of chili and four rolls for $10. Tickets from choir members or the church office.
Truro Prostate Cancer Survivor Support Group
OCT. 3 – Meeting at he Truro police station, Prince Street. 7 p.m. Information night. Everyone welcome.
Old gospel time concert
OCT. 4 – First United Church’s Memorial Hall. 7 p.m. Guests: Bill and Susan Huey, Jim Richards and Rusty Cage, Kitchen Trio, Son Rise and others. Admission: $10. Proceeds for church restorations.
OCT. 4 – Truro library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For children ages five to seven. Registration opens Sept. 27 by calling 895-1625.
OCT. 5 – Shubenacadie United Church. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Adults, $12; children five to 12, $6; younger than five get in for free. Wheelchair/elevator accessible.
Gospel coffee house
OCT. 5 – The Salvation Army, 14 Outram St., Truro. 7 to 9 p.m. Light lunch, bring snacks. Free-will offering. Everyone welcome.
Nathan Rogers Trio
OCT. 5 – Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Centre, Middle Musquodoboit. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 for general; youth 12 and younger, $12.50. Call 902-384-2819.
OCT. 5 – Hosted by Tatamagouche’s Phoenix 596 Air Cadet Squadron and Truro’s 185 Navy League Cadet Corps CPO James Carroll. North Shore Recreation Centre. 7 p.m. Celebrating Cadet Day. Features entertainers Julie Johnstone, Bob and C.J. Prest, Tanya Dondale, Gary Collins, drill team demonstrations and more. Admission by donation.
Annual Life Chain national event
OCT. 6 – Willow Street, near Parker’s Plants. 2 to 3 p.m. Praying silently for the protection of human life. Everyone welcome.
OCT. 6 – Guitarist Gordon Tucker and fiddler Laura Watson and eight-year-old Ben Tucker will perform. St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. 2 p.m. Admission, $10.
Presbyterial UCW fall rally
OCT. 8 – Brunswick Street United Church, Truro. Registration from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Program includes looking after someone with Alzheimer’s with nurse Linda MacDonald, Ruth Rudderham’s trip with Valerie Hearder and Camp MaccLennan, book display. Bring a bag lunch and mug. Everyone welcome.
OCT.15 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.
Respect in the workplace workshop
OCT. 16 – Workshop offered by Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre, Prince Street, Truro. 6 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP at 895-4295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Light snacks and refreshments.
SEPT. 22 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.
OCT. 26 – Colchester hospital’s auxiliary hubbub. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cobequid Educational Centre’s gymnasium. Featuring homemade goodies, books, 50/50 draws, health displays, Christmas items and more.
OCT. 29 – Goodtime Seniors Club. Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. 8 p.m. Shared lunch. Admission: $6 per person.