• Chase The Ace with The Nova Scotia SPCA

    It’s Chase The Ace with The Nova Scotia SPCA!!! S P C A’s across Nova Scotia are holding playing Chase The Ace including right here in Colchester!!! Tickets are just $2 dollars. Buy as many as you want. Get your Colchester Tickets at the S P C A Shelter on Industrial Avenue. OR reserve online and you can play all 6 locations. Draws are on Saturday with an opening jackpot of $1000 dollars. Play S P C A Chase The Ace. For information and to reserve tickets visit spcans.ca/win.
  • Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s Family Caregiver Education Series

    Public Service Announcement Earth Angels Homecare will be hosting the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s Family Caregiver Education Series in Truro, Nova Scotia. This series is for family members or caregivers of someone who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia. The Series, available at no cost to participants, will begin October 9 and will run for six consecutive Tuesdays until November 13. It will be held from 5:45pm to 7:45PM. Each session will take place at the Truro Branch, Colchester East Hants Library, 754 Prince Street, Truro. Registration is required and it is recommended that only caregivers attend. This is a progressive series building on the knowledge gained from each previous week, therefore participants must be able to commit, within reason, to all six sessions. For more information, or to register for this Family Education Caregiver Series please contact: Catherine McRae, Earth Angels Homecare 902-893-3553, or toll free 1-888-851-4777 If you would like information about other supports and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Society, please call the Alzheimer InfoLine toll free at 1-800-611-6345.
  • Open Mic

    Open Mic at the Royal Canadian Legion, 8 Lornevale Rd. Great Village starting at 1 pm. till 4 pm. On the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Doors open at 12 pm.
  • Pictou Library November 2018 Programs

    Pictou Library November 2018 Programs Call 485-5021 or drop in to register. Ongoing Children’s Programs: ABCs for Babies – Thurs. mornings -10:30 – This is an excellent opportunity for babies & Moms/Dads to get together to share & interact with songs, fingerplays & rhymes. ToddleTime –Tuesday mornings -10:30 –for toddlers & parents or caregivers up to 3 years old. A fun time of fingerplays, songs & stories as we learn our colors and to count. Preschool Storytime: Weds. Mornings- 10:30-For children who are 3 by January 1st, 2019 will enjoy action rhymes, fingerplays, crafts & stories with Ms. Bonnie & Ms. Jennifer Imagination Saturdays - Drop by the library all day (12-4:30) & see what fun stuff we have planned! Every Saturday will be different. Games, puzzles, LEGOs, crafts, puppets, how about being a “tinker” and seeing what you can make from our Tinker Trays, Scavenger Hunts and more!… hands-on fun for families to share together! Special activity every Saturday at 2 p.m. Nov. 3rd – “Poppy” time Nov. 10th –“Animals in the War” Nov. 17th –Painting our wall mural Nov. 24th – “ A Book Tree” Youth Programs: Young Readers Club: - Tuesday 4-5 p.m. Nov. 20th Grade 4-6 students are welcome to join. This month the group are reading “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. (drop in to the Library to pick up a copy) & join the fun-snacks/crafts & discussion Adult Ongoing Programs: “Gaelic Friends” –Have you ever wondered what it would be like to speak Gaelic? A small group of people with interest in speaking Gaelic are getting together the first Thursday at 1 p.m. Community Quilters – 2nd & 4th Tuesday, November 13th & 27th at 2:30pm. An opportunity for anyone interested in learning/doing quilting. Space is limited so pre-registration is necessary. Knifty Knitters – Thurs. afternoons 3-4:30. Drop in to knit or crochet with others. If you don’t know how, this is a great opportunity to learn. Bring your own needles and/or crochet hook. We have oodles of yarn for you to use. Patterns & written instructions will be available. Also, there will be books available for the novice as well as the more advanced. Tea & coffee are provided as well as a snack. Bookclubs Thursday Book Club –Meets Thurs. Nov. 8th at 7 p.m. We will be discussing “Being Mortal” written by Gawande. New members are always welcome. Please call or drop in to the library to arrange for a copy of the book. Tuesday Book Club –Meets Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 7 p.m. We will be discussing “First snow, Last Light” by Wayne Johnston. New members are always welcome. Please call or drop in to the library to arrange for a copy of the book. New to Pictou Library! Sensory, Visual & Fidget Kits The bags contain items that can be used if an individual is overwhelmed by their environment & need a quiet activity. Three bags available to borrow: The Visual Bag, The Sensory Bag or the Fidget Bag Light Therapy Lamps Light Therapy boxes, also called SAD lamps, use fluorescent lights to mimic the full-spectrum sunlight you would experience outside on a bright spring day. The lamps are free for patrons to use within our library branches. Special Programs: Puppet Show –Thurs. – Nov. 29th – 2 p.m. –“Santa’s Reindeer” (Have you ever wondered how Santa chose reindeer to pull his sleigh) and Santa packs his sleigh but “something” keeps unpacking the sleigh. Imagination Saturdays: Starting November 24th 10:30-4:30 (The program room at the Pictou Library is starting to look like “Santa’s Workshop”)- Come see what “Christmasy Creations” staff have planned for you. Tuesday – Nov. 13th – 6:30 We will be creating our Pictou Christmas Mural. Come join us & let your creativity flow. Friday Nov. 16th – 10:30 – 12 noon – Wii Time 1-4:30 – “Construction Zone” – build w/ Lego or blocks Tuesday – November 27th 6:30-8:30- Hand-stamped/die-cut Christmas Cards – 2 designs- materials $2.00 per design Limit – 10 people Thursday Nov. 29th -6:30 – “Christmas Rocks” Friday Nov. 30th – all day - “It’s Christmas Time” Fun - Lego/blocks/crafts as a prequel to the holiday season.
  • Hunter Breakfast

    Hunter Breakfast in Londonderry from 8AM-11AM every Saturday during hunting season at the Londonderry Community Hall.
  • Insulin Pump Fundraiser for Nicole Mason

    There's a fundraiser underway to help 13 year old Nicole Mason receive an insulin pump. Nicole was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10 and has finally been approved to use an insulin pump. Pumps are quite expensive, if you would like to help 50/50 squares are now being sold at $10 a square. For more information on the 50/50 Squares or to donate funds check out facebook.com/pumpfornicole. Email transfers are accepted, or drop in to the Upper Stewiacke Co-op for more information.
  • Turkey Dinner

    Turkey Dinner on Friday, November 16th from 5pm to 7pm at the Truro Legion on Brunswick Street. Music by Alycia Putnam. The cost is $12 for adults, kids 12 and under $6. Proceeds for the Colchester Legion Pipes & Drums Holland Liberation Tour 75th Anniversary.
  • Collecting for Coats for Kids during Christmas Parade

    Wilson's Home Heating sponsor five female hockey teams in Colchester County. They are call the Wilsons Cyclones. They range between the ages of 5 to 18 years. On Saturday, Novemeber 17th, the Cyclones will be walking alongside the Bearcats in the annual Christmas Parade. Wilsons are putting a truck in the parade to follow the cyclones and the are encouraging people bring coats, hats, mittens and such to the parade for the Cyclones to collect and put in the Wilsons truck.
  • Colchester Anti-Poverty Network 20th Anniversary

    Colchester Anti-Poverty Network is recognizing its 20th Anniversary on Tuesday, November 20th from 10:45 - 1:30 at St. Andrew's United Church, Truro. There will be a guest speaker who will share her story of lived experience in poverty. Stakeholders and politicians will be sharing what role they are playing to reduce poverty in Colchester County. Please RSVP by Nov. 13th to suekingdarby@outlook.com. A light lunch will be provided.
  • Christmas Tea & Sale

    Christmas Tea & Sale at the Brunswick Street United Church on Saturday, November 17th from 2 - 4 pm. Freewill offering for the Tea. Sale tables include Baking, Jams, Knitting, Candy & floral arrangements.
  • Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meeting

    Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meeting at 7:00pm at Truro Fire Hall community room. Member Program: Sisterhood Fibres Meeting open to guests & potential new members. info@marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca www.marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca
  • Big Dog’s Annual Food Drive

    Big Dog 100.9, our sister station Cat Country 99.5 and the Commercial Safety College are once again joining forces with you to stock up the Colchester Food Bank!
  • Truro Community Blood Drives

    Truro Community Blood Drives are being held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Robertson Church Hall, Truro Wednesday, November 14th - 12:00pm to 3pm and from 5pm to 8pm Thursday, November 15th from 12:00pm to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm Friday, November 16th from 9am to 1pm Book your appointment through Canadian Blood Services. Call 1-888-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) OR on line at: www.blood.ca. Help to reach the goal of 307 donations. In Cooperation with the Truro Lions Club. New Donors Welcome
  • Boston Christmas Tree Coming to RECC

    On Thursday, November 15th the newly cut Boston Christmas Tree will be paraded to Truro and available for public viewing. The Rath Eastlink Community Centre will host the event in the RECC parking lot. This years tree is being donated by Ross and Teresa McKellar of Oxford. After the stop in Truro, there will be an official send-off ceremony in Halifax at Parade Square Friday November 16. The public are invited to attend. On Saturday it will be decorated and appearing in the Halifax Parade of Lights through downtown Halifax. On Thursday Nov 29, the 55 year-old and 47 foot tall tree, will stand proudly at Boston Common, will be lit with thousands of lights. Each year tens of thousands of Bostonians witness the expression of thanks from Nova Scotia as they enjoy their big beautiful spruce tree.
  • Parkinson Canada Truro Support Group Meeting

    Parkinson Canada Truro Support Group Meeting on Thursday, November 15th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the Truro Library, 754 Prince St. Support groups provide an opportunity for people with Parkinson's and their care partners to share their experiences and discover new resources for daily living. Open to People Living with Parkinson's and their care partners. For more information please call Parkinson Canada's Atlantic office 1-800-565-3000
  • Hope Chest Breast Cancer Support Group meeting

    Hope Chest Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 7 PM at the Truro Police Station Community Room Prince Street. New Members Welcome!
  • 33rd Annual Christmas Craft Shoppe

    33rd Annual Christmas Craft Shoppe at Mill Brook Community Club, Pictou County on Friday 16 Nov & Saturday 17 Nov from 9am to 4 pm. Admission $2. CASH OR VISA ONLY ! Large selection of hand crafted items and pantry table. Reasonable prices. Door prize is Christmas tree donated by Nelson’s Tree Farm. The Perfect Place for the Perfect Gift. Start (or finish ) your Christmas shopping here! Hope to see you there.
  • Craft Sale

    Craft Sale on Saturday, November 17th from 9am to 12 noon at the Middle Stewiacke Rec Centre, 2395 Highway 289. Lunch available. Admission is $2.
  • Community Christmas Craft Fair

    On Saturday, November 17th, 9:00 to 3:00, the Wentworth Recreation Centre at 13752 Highway 4 is hosting a Community Christmas Craft Fair. This fair has been running continuously for 28 years! They are joined by several other venues in the community including the Old Valley Schoolhouse, the Baptist Church, the United Church, and the Learning Centre. Admission of $3 gets you access to all 5 locations up and down Highway 4. The Rec Centre will provide a full menu at its canteen and other venues will also offer a variety of refreshments. For further information, contact Barb Palmer at wentworth.crafts@gmail.com or call 902-897-8372. Come and shop for hand made crafts from all over Northern Nova Scotia and stay for a delicious lunch!
  • Annual Christmas Salad Tea and Pantry & Craft Sale

    Annual Christmas Salad Tea and Pantry & Craft Sale at the Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow on Saturday, November 17th from 11am to 1pm. $8.00 for Salad Tea. Chairlift accessible. Sponsored by the United Church Women of Trinity United Church.
  • Chili Lunch Fundraiser

    Chili Lunch Fundraiser for the River John Odd Fellows on November 17th from 11 am until 1 pm or until sold out. There will be a 50/50 draw and a bake table. Please bring a friend and enjoy a delicious lunch and help the Odd Fellows help those in the community who need our help.
  • CARMA Pictou County hosting a Homemade Soup and Sandwich luncheon

    CARMA Pictou County is hosting a Homemade Soup and Sandwich luncheon on Saturday, November 17th from 11am-3pm. It is being held at the New Horizons Clubhouse in Pictou. All proceeds go towards the T n R program for community cats all over Pictou County.
  • Chowder Luncheon

    Chowder Luncheon on Saturday, November 17th at the Economy Recreation Centre from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The cost: Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under $4.00. They will be serving: Fish Chowder or Corn Chowder, Dessert, Tea, Coffee. Sponsored by the Board of Stewards Economy United Church.
  • Christmas Tea and Sale

    Christmas Tea and Sale at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 387 Lower Truro Road on Saturday, November 17th from 2pm to 3:30pm.
  • Milford Coffeehouse

    Milford Coffeehouse at Milford Lantz United Church at 2pm (NEW TIME). Lots of great music and fellowship. Drop in and listen, sing along, and enjoy. Featuring: Multi Award Winning Bluegrass Band, Oxbow Mountain Boys and Some Great Classic Country Music with Darrin Lively & Tailor Made Country. Light lunch supplied - lots of tea and coffee. Goodwill offering with proceeds for the church. EVERYONE welcome.
  • Milford and District Lions Club presents "Murder at the Resort"

    Milford and District Lions Club presents "Murder at the Resort" on Saturday, November 17th. Doors open at 5:30 at the Milford Rec Hall. They will be serving a 3 piece roast beef dinner. The cost is $30 per person. Must pre-buy tickets by calling Brenda Billard at 902-758-3298.
  • Breakfast/Brunch

    Breakfast/Brunch on Sunday, November 18th at the Tatamagouche Legion from 10am to 1pm. They will be serving: ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup and etc. The cost: $7 and $4 for 12 and under. Wheelchair accessible.Takeouts available. Everyone welcome.
  • "Christmas in November!" Coffee House

    "Christmas in November!" Coffee House at the Zion United Baptist Church on 454 Prince Street in Truro on Wednesday, November 21st from 1:00pm to 3:00. There will be fun, good music by Bill Hill and the Band and refreshments.
  • Ten Thousand Villages

    The Ten Thousand Villages Truro group has been empowering Artisans Around the World! Ten Thousand Villages offers fairly traded, unique home décor and gifts at the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale at Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St., on Friday, November 23 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Christmas Luncheon, Craft, Bake & Yard Sale

    Christmas Luncheon, Craft, Bake & Yard Sale on Saturday, November 24th at the John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 169 Glenwood Drive, Truro from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Free Admission/ Door Prize. Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Adults: $6.00; Children under 10: $5.00. Website: www.johncalvincrc.ca .
  • Sunset Fall Gift and Craft Sale

    Sunset Fall Gift and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Pugwash Royal Canadian Legion Peace Branch, Durham Street, Pugwash. Free admission. Free parking, Canteen services, large variety of artisans, bakers and vendors on site. Sunset Community Auxiliary Christmas Raffle at 2:45pm.
  • Christmas Coffee Party

    A Christmas Coffee Party is being held from 10 am until noon on Saturday, November 24th at St. Andrew’s United Church, corner of Duke and King Streets, Truro. Cost $8.00. There will also be a Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Proceeds for the work of the UCW.
  • "The Nativity Show"

    The Maritime Marionettes of Truro will be performing “The Nativity Show” beginning at 10 am on November 24th at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. There will be four performances, the second show at 10.30 am, third at 11 am and the fourth at 11.30 am. Suggested donation is $5.00
  • Turkey Supper

    A Turkey Supper will be held Saturday, November 24th from 4-6 p.m. at the St. James United Church, 8747 Highway 224, Upper Musquodoboit. Tickets at door - $12 adults, $6 for children 12 and under, preschoolers free. Wheelchair access.
  • Townsview Estates Annual Tea & Bake Sale

    Townsview Estates are hosting an Annual Tea & Bake Sale at their facility at 310 Abenaki Road, Truro, on Friday, November 30th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Cost $5.00 per person. There will be a 50/50 draw, baked goods, auction table and more! Proceeds for resident's activities. All welcome!
  • The Sound of Christmas

    Cumberland Singers present: The Sound of Christmas on Friday, November 30th at 7:30pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Adults $10, children under 12 are $5. Proceeds to the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Wentworth Youth Hostel. Come celebrate the Spirit of Christmas by enjoying an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
  • Christmas Daddies

    Christmas Daddies is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to help less fortunate children in the Maritime provinces have a better Christmas. A Maritime tradition since 1964, the telethon is a pledge-based variety show broadcast live. Hope you can tune in and donate on December 1!
  • Paramedic Annual Toy Drive

    Paramedics are holding their Annual Toy Drive at the Walmart in Truro from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, December 1st. It will be in support of the Children's Index Program.
  • Debert Elementary Annual Craft Sale

    Debert Elementary Annual Craft Sale on Saturday, December 1st from 10-1:30 in the school gym.
  • Margie Roberts Group Annual Christmas Tea and Craft Sale

    The Margie Roberts Group Annual Christmas Tea and Craft Sale will be held at the Milford-Lantz United Church, 2134 Highway 2 in Milford on Saturday, December 1st from 11am to 1pm.
  • Annual Classic Country & Bluegrass Christmas Jamboree

    Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 PM - Annual Classic Country & Bluegrass Christmas Jamboree, at Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Highway 2 in Milford. The cost is $7.00 pp, 50/50 and canteen. Entertainers: Friends From The Annapolis Valley, Laura Crouse & Blue Afterall, Southbound Bluegrass Band, Ray Frank & Carol Gillis, and Eastern Ridge. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by the EAST HANTS BLUEGRASS & OLDTIME MUSIC ASSOCIATION. They Support Local Charities.
  • Julie Johnstone’s Annual Old Time Christmas Concert

    Julie Johnstone’s Annual Old Time Christmas Concert, featuring fiddler, Julie Johnstone and her talented music students on Saturday, December 1st at 7 pm at John Calvin Christian Reformed Church (169 Glenwood Drive). Everyone is welcome to attend! In the spirit of Christmas and making our concert accessible to everyone, admission will be ‘pay what you can’.
  • Dance at the Noel Fire Hall

    Dance at the Noel Fire Hall on Saturday, December 1st from 8:30 pm - 12 midnight. Music by Tidal Country. The cost is $8 per person. Shared lunch 19+.
  • Annual Christmas Music Program

    Annual Christmas Music Program at North River United Church on Sunday, December 2nd at 7 pm at North River United Church. Guests will include Wayne Elliott, Murray Dawson, Julie Johnstone and many more! A free will offering will be accepted. All proceeds will go to local families in need.
  • East Hants Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Association Monthly Jam

    East Hants Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Association Monthly Jam on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:30pm to 7:30pm at the Milford Lantz United Church - 2134 Highway # 2 in Milford. Lots of great Bluegrass, Old Country & Fiddle Music - come and join in or just listen - Members & Guests - new members welcome.