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Colchester: Marionettes, wildlife, food & a found cat

This boy was found in Kemptown.
This boy was found in Kemptown. - Contributed

It was 2C at 6:30 a.m. and it’s expected to drop during the day, with a temperature of -8C this afternoon, and a chance of flurries. With the wind chill, it will feel like -19C.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be -1C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -9C.

Today’s stories

Maritime Marionettes bringing ‘The Nativity Story’ to Truro

Food drive being held in Truro

Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre benefit concert taking place at Truro Legion

Car collision, fire temporarily closes East River Road in New Glasgow

Plenty of Pets

This neutered male tabby was found in Kemptown.

If he’s part of your family, call the Colchester SPCA at 902-893-7968.

Tidal Bore Times

The tide will be coming in at 5:11 p.m. today

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

NOV. 14 – Cobequid Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings at Douglas St. Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Butch’s Jam

NOV. 14 – Come join the fun, Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.

Dance

NOV. 14 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Food Drive

Nov.14 - Annual 12-Hour Food Drive, Colchester Food Bank's Annual Food Drive. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Victoria Square on Commercial Street.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

PROBUS Meeting

NOV. 15 – PROBUS Club meets at Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m.  Guest speaker: Keith Drover, Master Mariner. Guests welcome. PROBUS is a club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups. 

Chase the Ace

NOV. 15 – Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace draw, 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets – $3 each.

Card Party

NOV. 15 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. beginning at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes, light snack.

Canasta

November 15 – 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.

Bingo

NOV. 15 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 15 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Support Group

NOV. 15 – Parkinson Canada - Atlantic District Support Group, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester East Hants Public Library, Truro, Burchell MacDougall Study. No cost. Information: Parkinson's Canada - Atlantic District 902-422-3656.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 16 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Friday Night Supper

NOV. 16 – Debert Legion, 4:30-6 p.m. Pan-fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults – $10; under-10 – $5. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Mixed Darts

Nov. 16 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Turkey Dinner

Nov. 16 – Turkey dinner at Truro Legion, 5 to 7 p.m.; music by Alycia Putnam. $12 or 12-and-under $6.

Friday Pub Night
NOV. 16 – Truro Legion Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m.; Music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; everyone welcome.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Tea and Crafts

NOV. 17 – Annual Christmas Salad Tea and Pantry and Craft Sale, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $8 for Salad Tea; wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by UCW.

Dance

NOV. 17 – Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Christmas Tea

NOV. 17 – Christmas Tea and Sale at Brunswick Street United Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Freewill offering for the buffet tea. Sale tables include baking, jam baskets, knitting, sewing, candy and floral arrangements.

Cribbage

Nov. 17 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

NOV. 17 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 1533 Plain Rd. Debert, Christian Fellowship Centre, 7 p.m.; shared lunch, freewill offering; local talent.

Craft Sale

Nov. 17 – Craft sale at the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2395 Hwy 289. Lunch available. Admission $2. Proceeds for the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre.

Bake Sale

Nov. 17 – Bake Sale, Truro Mall. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 26

Ladies Auxiliary Christmas basket tickets available.

Dance

NOV. 17 – Frank Lowe and Side Kixx, at Royal Canadian Legion, 42 Brunswick Street, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $8.

Guitar Club

NOV. 17 – Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m.; all styles and skill levels welcome; N.S. Ex grounds, MacMillan Center, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Chowder Luncheon

NOV. 17 – Chowder luncheon, Economy Recreation Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $8; children under 12 $4. Fish or Corn Chowder, dessert, tea/coffee; bake table.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

Jamboree

NOV. 18 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club 6:30-9 p.m., $5 admission, 50/50 draw, door prize, lunch provided. Featuring: Wayne Elliott & Friends; Nick Shaw; John. & Joyce Willems. Last one for 2018.

Breakfast/Brunch

NOV. 18 – Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

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