Community Events

COMMUNITY EVENTS LISTING

Community event listings are published, as space permits, in The Masthead News, and/or on our website. Please use the online form here.


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July 3
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August 28 (Sept)
October 2
November 1
December 4
June 25
July 23
August 20
September 24
October 22
November 26

Every Monday

Marvelous Mondays at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 11 am to noon. Different theme every Monday. All ages.

Storytime for preschoolers at the Lunenburg Public Library, 1st floor, 97 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Bring your little ones to listen to stories and engage with books in a new and fun way.

Chase the Ace draws at New Ross Legion at 8:30 pm. Tickets at New Ross Legion, New Ross Home Hardware, Gina’s Hair Salon & Spa, New Ross Post Office, and Harley Bears.

Monday Meet-Up at the William Black Community Hall, 10507 Peggy’s Cove Road, Glen Margaret, 2-4 pm. Informal drop-in open to all. Free hot drinks and cookies.

Weekly Coffee Social, New Ross Legion 9 – 11 am. Join us for coffee, tea, baked goods, conversation. All welcome. Free will offering.

Tabletop Game Night at the District #1 Community Centre, Multipurpose Room, Blandford 7-9 pm. Bring your favourite board games, card games, pencil and paper games, or any game that can be played on a table. Cost is $2/person. You may bring snacks and drinks (alcohol excluded).

Dart Night at the New Ross Legion at 7:30 pm.

TOPS, New Ross Legion 5:45-7 pm.
45s Card Games, Western Shore Legion. $5. For more information, call 902-627-2570.

Bingo at the East Chester Recreation Association Hall, 3292 Hwy 3, East Chester. Doors open at 6 pm; bingo starts at 7 pm. Check East Chester Recreation Association | Facebook for weather-related cancellations.

Pickleball at Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School (ACES), 7-8:30 pm. $3 drop-in fee. Wear athletic, indoor footwear. Bring water and a paddle if you have one.

Every Tuesday

Baby & Tot Social at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 10 am to noon. Meet other caregivers for coffee, tea, and conversation while your baby, tot, or preschooler plays. Older siblings of any age are welcome to attend. Local doula and CAPPA-trained lactation educator Jo Beckett is available for breastfeeding support.

Scrabble Club at the Lunenburg Public Library, 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg 1-2:30 pm.

Tantallon Village Farmers Market at The Crossroads, St. Margaret’s Bay Road & Peggy’s Cove Road, 2-6 pm until October. For more information, email info@tvfm.ca

Heritage Handwork Drop-In at the District #1 Community Centre, Blandford Lodge Room (side door) the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Drop-in Fee $4. Bring your hooking, knitting, felting, embroidery, sewing (machine work as well), or any other portable handwork and enjoy the sharing of handwork knowledge. The coffee is free and plentiful but please bring your own mug.

Picnic in the Park at Lordly Park, Central Street in Chester. Live music 6-8 pm July 2 until August 27; 5-7 pm September 3 & 10. Rain days are Wednesday, then Thursdays.

Tuesday Tech Help at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards, noon to 4:30 pm. Make a one-to-one appointment on Tuesday afternoons with our Tech Host by calling 902-857-9176.

Canadian Movie Night at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards, 7-9 pm.

Every Wednesday

Breakfast and Lunch catered by Two Salty Chefs at District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford, 6:30 am to 1 pm. Baked goods, breakfast, and lunch items available.

Scrabble at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards, 1-3 pm. Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble and Quiddler. Game supplies provided.

Craft Day at the East Chester Recreation Association Hall, 3292 Hwy 3, East Chester, 1-3 pm. All types of crafts welcome.

Knitting Circle at the Lunenburg Public Library, 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg, 1-3 pm. All lovers of knitting, quilting, or any other handcraft, experienced or beginner, are invited to come relax, learn, share your favourite patterns, and discover new ones. New members welcome! Drop in.

Morning Prayer, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Hall, Tantallon, 10 am Everyone is welcome to join us as we pray and discuss the daily lections together. A potluck meal is served on the third Wednesday of each month.

Auction 45s Card Games at the Little Red School, Canaan, 7:30 pm. $3.

Every Thursday

Two Coves Café, St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 10 Shore Club Road, Hubbards, 9-11 am. Free coffee, tea, muffins (gluten free option available). Wheelchair accessible. Free WiFi, open to all. Visit us at twocoves.ca and on Facebook @TwoCovesHubbards.

Pickleball at the Black Point and Area Community Centre, 8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Black Point, 1 – 3 pm. All equipment provided. Bring indoor shoes. $2 fee.

Tai Chi, FungLoyKok Institute of Taoism Taoist Tai Chi® at St. Stephen’s Church, Tuck Hal, 54 Regent St. Chester 10 am – noon. For more information, contact halifax@taoist.org 1-902-417-2682

Babies and Books at the Lunenburg Public Library, 97 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg at 10:30 am. Share time with your baby in a fun, confidence-building environment. Designed for babies up to 18 months of age. Afterwards, stay for playtime and meet other babies in the neighbourhood!

Pickleball at District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford for adults and youth 13 and over. For more information contact pickleball@bellaliant.com.

Pickleball at the Black Point and Area Community Centre, 8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Black Point, 7-9 pm. All equipment provided. Bring indoor shoes. $2 fee.

Auction 45s at the Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club, 2915 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Chester. Cost is $3; includes free tea and sandwiches.

Bridge at the J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library 1-3 pm. Enjoy a social afternoon at the library while playing Bridge with other local Bridge enthusiasts. All levels of experience are welcome.

Knit Night at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards, 7-9 pm. Bring your supplies to the library and enjoy a hot beverage and warm conversation. Experts will be on hand to help beginners.

Lunenburg Farmers Market, 8 am – noon, 17 Green Street, Lunenburg. More info: lfm@lunenburgfarmersmarketns.ca

Needle Niche at the Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon, 7-8:45 pm. Drop-in for an evening of stitchery and conversation. You’ll have an opportunity to share patterns, stitches, yarn, advice, and projects while drawing inspiration from the Library’s crafty resources. Everyone is welcome.

Bingo, New Ross Legion 7-10 pm.

TOPS at the East Chester Recreation Hall, 3292 Hwy 3, East Chester starting at 5 pm.

Every Friday

Chair Yoga at District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford. Drop-in fee is $7/class; please bring exact change if possible. All are welcome to this fun and ‘user-friendly’ class. No previous experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Learn how to mend clothing, Lunenburg Branch, South Shore Public Library. Fridays 2pm. Sewing guidance and sewing machine available.

Games for Adults: Your Friday Social at the Tantallon Public Library, 1-4 pm. Join us for a cup of coffee while you enjoy a weekly afternoon of fun. Many types of games available such as Bridge, Chess, and Quibbler – or bring your own.

Chester Farmers’ & Artisan Market at the Old Train Station, 37 Smith Road, 9 am – 12:30 pm until October 11. To apply to be a vendor, go to chesterfarmersmarket.net.

Friday Night Live, New Ross Legion 8:30 pm. Cover charge: Members $5; non-members $7.

Prospect Road Jammers, Prospect Road Community Centre, 2141 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake 7-9:30 pm. Charge is $1 to listen or play. More information: prospectcommunities.com/jammers/

45s Card Games every Friday at Ocean Swells Community Centre, 2726 Hwy 329, Northwest Cove. $5 per person. Doors open at 6:30, games start at 7pm. For more info, contact Lawson 902-228-2146 or Doris 902-228-2373.

Every Weekend

Hiking in HRM with the Chebucto Hiking Club Friday evening or Saturday morning. We also hike every Tuesday morning in Bedford, and every Thursday morning in Dartmouth. View the hiking schedules at chebuctohikingclub.com. Everyone welcome!

Super Saturdays at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 11-11:30 am. Different theme every Saturday. All ages.

Chess at the Library at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 1:30 to 3:30 pm. All ages.

Hubbards Farmers Market at the Hubbards Barn (#57 Hwy 3) from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon until October 26. For more info visit: www.hubbardsbarn.org or contact: market@hubbardsbarn.org.

Crib Tournament the last Sunday of each month at 1:00 pm, at the Western Shore Legion. Cost $20 per team. For more info, contact Western Shore Legion at 902-627-2570

Chester Bandstand Summer Concerts 7:00 to 8:30 pm, June 30 – August 25, weather permitting, at Parade Square, Summer Street, Chester, next to the Chester Yacht Club. Donations for the bands’ costs appreciated. Tax receipt donations welcome by cheque or online at CanadaHelps.org.

Daily Events

Saturday, June 29

Fish Fry Dinner at the Hubbards Area Lions Club, 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Pan fried haddock, mashed potatoes, veggies, coleslaw, homemade tartar sauce, fresh roll, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Dine in or takeout. Preorder with Lion Louella Regan 902-857-9714 by Monday, June 24 at 6 pm. Tea/coffee, cash bar, and 50/50 available with dine-in. Cost is a donation at the door.

Sunday, June 30

Chester Bandstand Summer Concerts 7:00 to 8:30 pm, weather permitting, at Parade Square, Summer Street, Chester, next to the Chester Yacht Club. Donations for the bands’ costs appreciated. Tax receipt donations welcome by cheque or online at CanadaHelps.org. This week’s band is the Tuesday Night Band.

Monday, July 1

Canada Day Breakfast  at the Hubbards Area Lions Club 8-11 am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, homemade baked beans and biscuits with tea/coffee and juice.  Cost is a donation at the door.

Canada Day Celebration at theWestern Shore Legion 10 am. Dollar Auctions upstairs from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  All items are New, and the draw will begin at 2:30 pm.  Auction tickets 10 for $1.00; preview Sunday, June 30  4:30 to 8 pm; 50/50 cash draw; and more games, including a Lobster Wheel. FREE Face Painting for children starting 11:00 am.  FREE CAKE and bottled water while supplies last.  Canteen facilities available. 

Canada Day Celebration at the Chester Train Station 4-8 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Raindate: Saturday, July 6.

The New Ross Legion Invites you to Celebrate CANADA DAY.  Opening Ceremony 4:00 pm followed by local musicians.  Music by “The Barkhouse Boyz” from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Fireworks in the field behind the Post Office at 10:15 pm.  Raindate for Fireworks is July 2.  Face Painting and Fishpond for the Children.  BBQ, refreshments, and Cotton Candy available to purchase.  Cake is Free for everyone.  The Legion will be open from 4:00 to 10:00 pm, including the bar. 

Tuesday, July 2

Picnic in the Park at Lordly Park, Central Street, Chester, 6-8 pm. Live music this week by Cut Split & Delivered.

Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7

Paint Peggy’s Cove – Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts – Artists will be on site all three days: Friday 5th and Saturday 6th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Sunday 7th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artwork will be available for sale once complete. The children’s art tent will offer free creative activities. For more information, go to peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com

Sunday, July 7

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practice at St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre, 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon, 9:30 am to noon. Deep relaxation, breath work, sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful yoga, Qi Gong and more. For more information, call, or text 902-476-4097 or see the Monthly Calendar at https://bay.shambhala.org Free

Chester Bandstand Summer Concerts 7:00 to 8:30 pm, weather permitting, at Parade Square, South Street, Chester, next to the Chester Yacht Club. Donations for the bands’ costs appreciated. Tax receipt donations welcome by cheque or online at CanadaHelps.org. This week’s band is the Bridgewater Fire Department Band.

Tuesday, July 9

Picnic in the Park at Lordly Park, Central Street, Chester, 6-8 pm. Live music this week by Kevin’s Gypsy Minstrels.

Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 14

Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts with multiple events for the whole family. For more information: peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com

Thursday, July 4

Presentation: Hope for Wildlife at the Tantallon Public Library, 2-2:45 pm. Kids are invited to learn about the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work they do.

Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7

Paint Peggy’s Cove – Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts – Artists will be on site all three days: Friday 5th and Saturday 6th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Sunday 7th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artwork will be available for sale once complete. The children’s art tent will offer free creative activities. For more information, go to peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com.

Saturday, July 6

Saturdays by the Sea folk concert hosted by Lunenburg Kayak Rentals, 6 Sunnybrook Road, Lunenburg, the first and last Saturday of the month until September 7. Today’s concert is featuring Scott Lugar, Sunny Side Up, and Claire Bradshaw. Free. Food available to purchase. For more information: https://www.lunenburgkayakrentals.com/saturdays-by-the-sea

Saturday at the Barn: Puppet Show at the Hubbards Farmers Market, 10-10:30 am. While you pick out your market treats, the kids can enjoy a story time and puppet show at the market.

Sunday, July 7

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practice at St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre, 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon, 9:30 am to noon. Deep relaxation, breath work, sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful yoga, Qi Gong and more. For more information, call, or text 902-476-4097 or see the Monthly Calendar at https://bay.shambhala.org Free

Chester Bandstand Summer Concerts 7:00 to 8:30 pm, weather permitting, at Parade Square, South Street, Chester, next to the Chester Yacht Club. Donations for the bands’ costs appreciated. Tax receipt donations welcome by cheque or online at CanadaHelps.org. This week’s band is the Bridgewater Fire Department Band.

Crib Tournament at the Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross. Doors open at 12:00 noon. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and Play starts at 1:00 pm. Cost $20 per team. Canteen available. Wheelchair accessible (ground level). For more info call 902-689-2147.

Tuesday, July 9

Picnic in the Park at Lordly Park, Central Street in Chester. Live music 6-8 pm provided this week by Kevin Koloff and the Gypsy Minstrels. Rain days are Wednesday, then Thursdays.
Classic Movie Night at J.D. Shatford Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 7-9 pm. Tonight’s movie is “Bob Marley: One Love”, 2024, rated 14A.

Wednesday, July 10

Space Adventure Summer Reading Club at Tantallon Public Library, activities and crafts for kids age 5+, 2:30-3:30 pm. This year’s theme is To the Stars.

Crib Tournament, St. Margaret’s Bay Legion #116, 11169 Peggy’s Cove Road, Seabright. Register at 6:45pm, games start at 7. Cash prizes and 50/50 draw. $10/person; teams of two. Must be 19+ years of age. Refreshments available, new players welcome. More information, ayshearidge1@gmail.com.

Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14

Studio Tour – Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts, 45 studios, group showings, and galleries are open between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, go to peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com.

Sunday, July 14

Strawberry Supper at the Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Meatloaf dinner, strawberry desserts, tea & coffee. Adults $17, Children (under 12) $7.50 and Children (under 5) $3.50. Eat-in or Take-out. Fully accessible. For more info call 902-689-2147.

Tuesday, July 16

Classic Movie Night at J.D. Shatford Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 7-9 pm. Tonight’s movie is “Next Goal Wins”, 2023, rated PG.
Water Works at Tantallon Public Library, 1:30 – 3 pm. Kids age 5+ are invited to learn how water moves in our natural world with a stream of experiments and a fun and engaging game. Registration required.

Thursday, July 18

Chester Garden Club Annual Flower Show at the Chester Legion from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. For more information email: info@chestergardenclub.ca.

Friday, July 19

Jugglin’ Bubblers Performance at J.D. Shatford Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 2-3 pm. A playful and lighthearted performance perfect for young and old alike.

Saturday, July 20

This ‘n That Country Market at the New Ross Fair Grounds, 10 am – 3 pm. Looking for vendors: Yard Sale/Flea Market sellers; FB Marketplace Sellers; Farm Stand sellers; home businesses; makers; bakers; and community groups/fundraisers. Market will be outdoors under the covered pulling arena. Tables $20 each or 2/$30. Go to facebook.com/thisnthatcountrymarket

Bedford-Hammonds Plains Craft & Vendor Market at St. John’s Church, 2187 Larry Uteck Boulevard, 10 am – 2 pm. Admission $2. Take-out lunch available to purchase. For more information: bedfordhpcraftvendormarket@gmail.com

CMHS Class of 1984 Reunion with band “McCardy” at the Chester Basin Legion from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am for those 19 and older. This is open to the public. Free Cover for the Class of ‘84 and $5 cover (Spouses, Significant Others and Public). Members and guests welcome.

Tuesday, July 23

Ice Cream Social and Food Drive at the Terence Bay Community Hall, 80 Sandy Cove Road, 6-7 pm. Free. For more information, email tbcha2018@gmail.com.

Classic Movie Night at J.D. Shatford Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 7-9:15 pm. Tonight’s movie is “The Iron Claw”, 2023, rated 14A.

Wednesday, July 24

2SLGBTQIA+ Pasts, Presents, and Futures in Nova Scotia at J.D. Shatford Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards. Join author and assistant professor, Craig Jennex, as he discusses the hidden histories of 2SLGBTQIA+ life in Nova Scotia and the role of 2SLGBTQIA+ archival collections in the present.

Crib Tournament, St. Margaret’s Bay Legion #116, 11169 Peggy’s Cove Road, Seabright. Register at 6:45pm, games start at 7. Cash prizes and 50/50 draw. $10/person; teams of two. Must be 19+ years of age. Refreshments available, new players welcome. More information, ayshearidge1@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 25

Caregiver Support Group at the Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon, for people providing unpaid care to a family member or friend. The group is facilitated by a trained staff member and offers a safe, caring and confidential atmosphere to discuss experiences, received support and helpful information. Free. For more information, contact Caregivers NS 902-421-7390.

Saturday, July 27

Summer BBQ with Games of Chance at the East Chester Recreation Hall. More details to follow.

Saturdays by the Sea folk concert hosted by Lunenburg Kayak Rentals, 6 Sunnybrook Road, Lunenburg the first and last Saturday of the month until September 7. Today’s concert is featuring Michael Bastarache, Jorden Conrad, Mattheu, and Natalie Roy. Free. Food available to purchase. For more information: https://www.lunenburgkayakrentals.com/saturdays-by-the-sea

Tuesday, July 30

Classic Movie Night at J.D. Shatford Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards 7-9 pm. Tonight’s movie is “Casablanca”, 1942, rated G.
Wednesday, July 31

Hubbards Barn Food Fair from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Watch for further details on their Facebook page or at hubbardsbarn.org

Saturday, August 3

Saturdays by the Sea folk concert hosted by Lunenburg Kayak Rentals, 6 Sunnybrook Road, Lunenburg the first and last Saturday of the month until September 7. Today’s concert is featuring Michael Bastarache, Emily Powers, Drew Moores, and Sunny Side Up. Free. Food available to purchase. For more information: https://www.lunenburgkayakrentals.com/saturdays-by-the-sea

Under the Sea at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg 11-3 pm. This event is all about creatures you find under the sea, including mermaids! Join us for a fun filled day with an inflatable, games, activities, face painting, crafts, and more.

Sunday, August 4

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practice at St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre, 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon, 9:30 am to noon. Deep relaxation, breath work, sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful yoga, Qi Gong and more. For more information, call, or text 902-476-4097 or see the Monthly Calendar at https://bay.shambhala.org Free

Sunday, August 11

Blueberry Supper at the Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Enjoy ham & hodgepodge and blueberry dessert. For more info call 902-689-2000 or email: fortiescc@gmail.com.

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