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Colchester: Swords, athletes, cats and rain

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Things are going to get very wet.

Rain associated with tropical depression Gordon will arrive today, and the rainfall amounts are uncertain.

It was 9C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 20C.with rain, and a low around 18C tonight, as rain continues.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 21C, with showers, and an overnight low of 14C.

Today’s stories

Video: Matt Doherty named Maritime Heavyweight Champion at Colchester Highland Games

Video: Combatants bring out the swords in Bible Hill field

Video: A peek at the highland games in Bible Hill

Truro Police present Randy MacKenzie with a memento of his years on the force

Plenty of Pets

Wayward Cats Society has several cats and kittens waiting to be adopted.

For more pictures, visit the Facebook page. To talk to someone about adopting, email waywardcatssociety@gmail.com or call 902-957-8677.

Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:58 p.m. today.

Community Calendar

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

Seniors Dance

SEPT. 11 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club at Truro Legion on Brunswick Street every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., $7; shared lunch; 50/50; all are welcome.

Al-Anon

SEPT. 11 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m. at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St., Truro. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.

SEPT. 11 – Debert Legion executive meeting, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

Al-Anon meeting

SEPT. 12 – Weekly Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.

Dance

SEPT. 12 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Jam

SEPT. 12 – Butch's jam every Wednesday night at the Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.

Info Session

SEPT. 12 - Meet Senior College instructors at Douglas St. Rec Centre, 40 Douglas St., 10 a.m. to noon; Three courses this fall: The Science of Food; Getting Started with Writing; Nature Conservation. Info: www.theSCANS.org

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

Auction 45

SEPT. 13 – Auction 45 Card party Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St David's United Church. $5 charge; cash prizes and a light snack.

Bingo

SEPT. 13 – Bingo every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Spiritual Group

SEPT. 13 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Breakfast

SEPT. 13 – Continental Breakfast, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Bible Hill Fire Hall; feature Jennifer Ferguson, dietitian; also next film in the “Breathe Series”; admission $5; reservations, call 902-895-0136; sponsored by RSVP Ministries.

Canasta

SEPT. 13 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; learn the game; $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro; all players welcome.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 13 – Brookfield Chair Yoga, 10:15 a.m. for a 45-minute accessible and welcoming stretch. $5; at the Don Henderson Memorial Rink seniors centre and ongoing. Contact: 902-956-2166.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

Dance

SEPT. 14 –Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Senior Citizens Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 14 – Chair Yoga, Fridays at 10 a.m., First United Church; everyone welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Taoist Tai Chi

SEPT. 15 – Taoist Tai Chi Arts, all 108 Moves in one day; 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; bring brown bag lunch; light supper provided, 910 Prince St. Truro; register or info: 902-893-8500 or truro.ns@taoist.org

Dance

SEPT. 15 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time; shared lunch.

Crib

SEPT. 15 – Crib every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Coffee house

SEPT. 15 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Center 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; local talent, shared lunch, freewill offering.

Dance

SEPT. 15 – Final Lincolns dance happy hour for all TSHS 1960s classmates, 4 p.m. at the Engine Room Pub, Truro.

Wood Carvers Show

SEPT. 15 – Sutherland Steam Mill Wood Carvers Show, Plus Kids Santa Carving Workshops and vintage movie hour, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info or to participate as a carver call: 657-3365.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

Anniversary Service

SEPT. 16 – Nuttby United Baptist Church celebrating their 110th Anniversary, 2 p.m.; guest speaker will be Pastor Larry Tirrell; Special Music by Caleb & Martha Kelly; refreshments served. Everyone welcome.

Potluck Supper

SEPT. 16 – Bayhead Union Church, Bayhead, potluck supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Bayhead Hall. Adults: $12; age 6 to 12: $5; under 6: free. Meat balls, ham, scalloped potatoes, etc. Take-out available.

Terry Fox Run

SEPT. 16 – Terry Fox Run in Brookfield, at top of Carter Road. Run/walk/cycle/drive; register at 12:30 p.m. for 1 p.m. start; wooded road for 6K, 8K or whatever preferred; barbecue and entertainment to follow.

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