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Colchester: A popular library, frosty weather and a friendly dog

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Windshields were coated in frost this morning.

It was -3C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 13C during the day, with sun and cloud, dropping to about 11C tonight, with rain.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 11C, with rain, and an overnight low of 1C.

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Truro library traffic increases dramatically during past year

Plenty of Pets


Simba is a five-year-old mixed breed weighing in at 84 pounds.

He’s house-trained, crate trained, and well behaved in the home. He does bark when someone is at the door.

He loves people and is good with other dogs. He loves to play ball and go for walks. He gets very excited when he sees the leash come out, but does pull a bit.
Simba is neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and micro chipped. He comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. His adoption fee is $350.

For more information, visit Coastal K9 Rescue Society’s website or Facebook page or email info@coastalk9.ca

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 5:50 p.m. today.

Community Calendar

MONDAY, OCT. 15

Meditation

OCT. 15 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness. mmtruro@gmail.com

Chair Yoga

OCT. 15– Senior Chair Yoga. First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

Scrabble

OCT. 15 – Scrabble club at the Royal Canadian Legion Lounge, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Play 4 or 5 games. Dictionaries permitted. $2 for the afternoon. New players welcome.

Cards 45s

OCT. 15 – Cards 45's every Monday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., 7 p.m.

Knit-In

OCT. 15 – 1 to 4 p.m.; share skills, conversation and patterns with other knitters; beginners welcome. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

Film Group

OCT. 16 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “Knocking at Your Door”; short discussion to follow.

Truro Al-Anon

OCT. 16 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at The Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St., Truro. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.

Dance

OCT. 16 ­– The Goodtime Seniors dance is every Tuesday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Truro Legion on Brunswick Street. Admission $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets.

World Food Day

OCT. 16 – Canadian Foodgrains Bank World Food Day Room at the Table Ration Meal, 6 p.m.; speaker, Rahaf Abdo from Syria, 7 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St. By donation; Brenda 902-893-4197.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Community Bible Reading

OCT. 17 – Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Prince Street, Truro (Patterson Room), 2-4 p.m. Read your favourite passages or listen to others.

Al-Anon Meeting

OCT. 17 –Douglas Street Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Dance

OCT. 17 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

OCT. 17 – Fun and music starting at 6:30 p.m., Horseman's Club.

Coffee House

Oct. 17 –Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music, featuring Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Death and Grief

OCT. 17 – Lead With Your Heart: Creating Space for Healing, Dying, Death, and Grief; presenter Valerie Kingsbury, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall. All are welcome.

Jam Session

OCT. 17 – Afternoon Jam Sessions, Shubie United Church, first and fourth Wednesdays of month; doors open 1 pm.; all are welcome. Information: Avard @ 902-758-2797.

Bible Study

OCT. 17 –Fall Bible Study, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – First United Church Parlour; looking at the Apostle Paul and his contribution to the Western World. Everyone Welcome.

Healing Hearts

OCT. 17 – Heal Your Heart with Art, for women who’ve experienced relationship trauma/domestic abuse. Supportive, safe environment. Wednesdays. Info and to register, call Third Place Transition House, at 902-893-3232.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

Bingo

OCT. 18 – Bingo every Thursday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Group

OCT. 18 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 18 – Chair Yoga at Trinity United Church, Meetinghouse Road, Upper Onslow, at 10 a.m. $5 drop-in fee.

Chase the Ace

Oct. 18 – Tri Service Chase the Ace at Debert Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales. Draw at 8:15 p.m. Tickets on sale at various venues. Tickets $3. Building Jackpot.

Canasta

OCT. 18 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Card Party

OCT. 18 – Auction 45 Card party, 1 p.m. at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church; $5 charge with cash prizes and light snack.

Bingo

OCT. 18 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec. Centre; jackpot, specials and 15 regular games.

PROBUS Meets

OCT. 18 –PROBUS, A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups, 9:45 a.m. Members will tour the NSCC, Truro campus.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

Line Dancing

OCT. 19-20 – Halloween line dancing workshop, Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Cost is $30 before Sept. 15, $35 after. Information and to register, contact Cindi at 902-843-0688.

Dance

OCT. 19 – Seniors Old Time Dance. Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Darts

Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Supper

Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Friday Night supper 4:30-6 p.m.  Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 19 – Chair Yoga Fridays at First United Church’s Memorial Hall; everyone welcome. $5 with proceeds going to the church.

Beanery

OCT. 19 – Brunswick St. Beanery, 2 to 5 p.m. Curbside take-out service at the corner of Brunswick and Wood streets; $8 includes four cups homemade baked beans, loaf brown bread.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Dance

OCT. 20 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Crib

OCT. 20 – Crib played every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Guitar Club

OCT. 20 - Guitar Fingerpicking Club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome. N.S. Ex. grounds, Macmillian centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Coffee House

OCT. 20 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m.,Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; an evening of Gospel Music; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Harvest Dinner

OCT. 20 – Harvest dinner; turkey with trimmings, dessert; vegetarian option available, seating 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. $15 adult; $5 children under 12. Tickets at door, church office weekday mornings. Messages: 895-7362.

Supper

OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper, 4 to 6 p.m.; includes dessert, tea/coffee. $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall, sponsored by brigade.

Supper

OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper including dessert, tea/coffee, 4 - 6 p.m.; $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall. Sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

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