Community Events

COMMUNITY EVENTS LISTING

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June 5
July 3
August 1
August 28 (Sept)
October 2
November 1
December 4
May 28
June 25
July 23
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September 24
October 22
November 26

Every Monday

Check to make sure Monday events are happening on Victoria Day, May 20.

Marvelous Mondays, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards, 11am-noon. Different theme every Monday. All ages.

Storytime for preschoolers, Lunenburg Public Library, 1st floor, 97 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg.

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

Coffee at the Club, Hubbards Area Lions Club, 21 Lions Club Road, Fox Point, 8-11 am. Fresh-baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches, or full breakfast and juice, tea, or coffee. Cost: donation at the door. Every Monday except May 20.

Tabletop Game Night, District #1 Community Centre, Multipurpose Room, Blandford, 7-9pm. Bring board games, card games, pencil and paper games, or any game to play on a table. $2/person. You may bring snacks and drinks (alcohol excluded).

Dart Night, New Ross Legion, 7:30 pm.

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

Weekly Coffee Social, New Ross Legion, 9-11am. Coffee, tea, baked goods, conversation. All welcome. Free-will offering.

TOPS, New Ross Legion, 5:45-7pm.

45s Card Games, Western Shore Legion. $5. More information, call 902-627-2570.

Bingo, East Chester Recreation Association, 3292 Highway 3, Chester. Doors open at 6 pm; bingo starts at 7.

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

45s Card Games, Hubbards Area Lions Club, 21 Lions Club Road, Hubbards. Doors and canteen open at 6 and games start at 7. $6/person. Cash bar, 50/50, and door prize available.

Every Tuesday

Cribbage, Hubbards Area Lions Club, 21 Lions Club Road, Hubbards. $7. Doors open at 6pm; games start at 7. Cash bar and 50/50.

Baby & Tot Social, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards, 10am-noon. Meet other caregivers while baby, tot, or preschooler plays. Older siblings welcome. Local doula and CAPPA-trained lactation educator available for breastfeeding support.

Heritage Handwork Drop-In, District #1 Community Centre, Blandford Lodge Room (side door), 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-4pm. Drop-in fee $4. Bring hooking, knitting, felting, embroidery, sewing (machine work as well), or any portable handwork. Free coffee (bring your own mug).

Tuesday Tech Help, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards, noon-4pm. Tuesday afternoon one-to-one appointments available with tech host.

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

Scrabble, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards, 1-3pm. Scrabble and Quiddler, game supplies provided.

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

Morning Prayer, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Hall, Tantallon, 10am. All welcome. Potluck meal served on third Wednesday of each month.
Auction 45s Card Games, Little Red School, Canaan, starting 7:30pm. $3.

Knitting Circle, Lunenburg Public Library, 97 Kaulbach Street, 1st floor, Lunenburg, 1-3pm. Knitters, quilters, other handcrafters, experienced or beginner, are invited. New members welcome.

Every Thursday

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

Pickleball, Black Point & Area Community Centre, 8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Black Point, 1-3pm. All equipment provided. Bring indoor shoes. $2.

Babies and Books, Lunenburg Public Library, 97 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, 10:30am. Share time with your baby. For babies up to 18 months old. Stay after for playtime and to meet other babies.

Tantallon Chess Club, Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon, January through May, 6-7:30 pm, Nova Scotia Chess Association hosting. Learn to play and meet other chess lovers. Open to all, snacks provided. Free.

Pickleball, District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford for adults and youth 13 and up. More information, contact pickleball@bellaliant.com.

Auction 45s, Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club, 2915 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Chester. $3. Includes tea and sandwiches.

Bridge, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 1-3pm. All levels of Bridge experience welcome.

Knit Night, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards, 7-9pm. Bring your supplies. Experts will be on hand to help beginners.

Lunenburg Farmers Market, 8am-noon, 17 Green Street, Lunenburg. More information lfm@lunenburgfarmersmarketns.ca.

Bingo, New Ross Legion, 7-10pm.
Needle Niche, Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon, 7-8:45pm. Stitchery and conversation. Library’s craft resources available. All welcome.

Every Friday

Chair Yoga, District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford. $7/class drop-in fee (exact change appreciated). All welcome. No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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

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

Games for Adults: Your Friday Social, Tantallon Public Library, 1-4 pm. Many games available, like Bridge, Chess, and Quibbler, or bring your own. Coffee available.

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

45s Card Games, Ocean Swells Community Centre, 2726 Highway 329, Northwest Cove. $5. Bring a partner. Doors open at 6:30, games start at 7. More information, Lawson, 902-228-2146 or Doris, 902-228-2373.

Every Weekend

Hiking in HRM with Chebucto Hiking Club, Friday evening or Saturday morning All welcome. Hiking schedules at chebuctohikingclub.com.

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

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

Blockhouse Winter Farmers Market, 9 am-1 pm, South Shore Waldorf School, 64 School Road, Blockhouse, November to May. Local grass-fed meats, veggies, honey, more.

Daily Events

Saturday, May 4

Jewellery and bake sale, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 10030 Peggy’s Cove Road, Hackett’s Cove, 10am-noon. New jewellery, perfect for Mother’s Day gifting, and bake sale tables. Free admission.

Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement, St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre, 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon, 1-5:30pm. Workshop by 3 Ikebana teachers certified by International Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Limited spaces; pre-registration required. Details at Monthly Calendar: https://bay.shambhala.org. $45.

Spring Fling Market, New Ross Legion, 9:30am-2pm. Mixed market of yard sales, bmall Business, community groups, makers & bakers, canteen, 50/50. Free admission.

MayFly Dance with Ruth Manning and the Prospectors, New Ross Legion, 9pm-midnight. Tickets $15, at New Ross Legion. Fishing rod and reel draw.

Pancake Breakfast, Hubbards Area Lions Club, 8-11am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits, sausages juice, tea/coffee. Donation at the door. 50/50 available.

Mayfest BBQ, Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department (5430 Highway 3), 9am-2pm,. BBQ 10am-2pm. Rain date: Sunday, May 5. Washrooms available. Proceeds to Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department.

Mayfest Yard Sale & Bake Table, Chester Basin Legion, 9am-2pm. BBQ, 11am-1pm. Raffle tickets: $2 or 3 /$5 . Draw at 2pm. Prizes: lobster (value $100), $100 lottery tree, $100 gas card. Bar opens 11am. Proceeds to Legion Roof Fund.

Vendors wanted, Flea Market & Yard Sale, Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross, 9am-3pm. Tailgate vendors or tables, $10. Reserve table with Ervin, 902-6892782 or Marsha, 902-689-2612.

Firefighters’ Mayfest Breakfast & Bake Sale, New Ross Firehall, 7:30-10am. Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, juice, tea, coffee. Adults $10, children 5-12, $5, preschoolers, free. Donation of baked goods or volunteer time appreciated. Call Linda at 902-689-2477.

PRO Kids Dollar Auction Fundraiser, Chester Area Middle School, 204 Duke Street, 9am-2pm. Dollar Auction – Sky Box pass to NS Tattoo, July 1, plus 10 prizes minimum value $50 each, $5/10 tickets. Bake sale (call 902-275-3490 to donate baked goods). Mayfest booklets, parking, washrooms available. Proceeds from auction and bake sale to PRO Kids.

Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5

Mayfest Yard Sale Weekend, yard sales and events throughout Municipality of Chester. Mayfest booklets available, Recreation Office, 186 Central Street, Chester, lower level, May 1-3, and Chester Area Middle School, May 4.

Mayfest Indoor Craft/Yard Sale, Chester United Baptist Church, 84 King Street, Chester, 9am-2pm. Vendor tables $10. Call or text Wendy, 902-275-8347, or Tammy, 902-277-1043.

Joy of Singing Choral Workshop, for young singers aged 10-18, St. John’s Anglican Church, 81 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, 10am-12:30pm. Free but pre-registration is requested, 902-624-0506 or barbara.butler@ ns.sympatico.ca. Work on choral masterpieces and develop singing skills with Nick Halley, founder and artistic director of Capella Regalis Choirs.

Sunday, May 5

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

Monday, May 6

Registration open for 12th Annual Chester Cut N Run 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run, Chester Area Middle School on Sunday, June 2. More information or register, Chester Rec & Parks 902-275-3490. Preregister/pay by May 15 for event t-shirt.

Friday, May 10

Seniors’ Munch & Lunch, Terence Bay Community Hall, 80 Sandy Cove Road, noon-2:30pm. Lunch at 12:30. Free lunch, social time, live music. More information: tbcha2018@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 11

“A Family Affair” Vendor Market, Estabrooks Community Hall, 4408 St. Margarets Bay Road, 10am-2pm. Vendors, children’s play area, BBQ. $2.
Mother’s Day Pie Sale, Hubbards Area Lions Club. Treat mom to dessert for Mother’s Day. Pre-order choice of apple, lemon, coconut cream or chocolate pie by Wednesday, May 8. Call Louella Regan, 902-857-9714. $12/pie. Pick-up 2-3pm. Orders eligible to win Mother’s Day basket draw.

Emergency Preparedness Week Open House, East Dover Community Hall, 15 Leary’s Cove Road, 1-3pm. Learn how comfort centres operate, volunteer roles, how you can protect yourselves and your property and consider becoming a volunteer.

Sunday, May 12

Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia, “Nova Scotia’s Offshore Wind Opportunity,” Ocean Swells Community Centre, starts 2:30pm. Sheila Paterson, Director of Strategic Priorities, Department of Natural Resources and Renewables. Free. All welcome. Q & A following. More information, call 902-476-4465.

Mother’s Day Supper, Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross, 4-6pm. Chicken breast dinner with all the fixings. More information, call 902-689-2000 or email fortiescc@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12

Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Annual May Show & Sale, District #1 Community Centre, Blandford, 10am-5pm. Ceramic, fibre arts, acrylic, watercolour, wood and more. All welcome, free admission.

Monday, May 13

Protection of Nova Scotia’s Forests as Defence against Fire and Climate Change, Chester United Baptist Church, 84 King Street, Chester, 7pm. Mike Lancaster, Healthy Forest Coalition, will present actionable fire prevention guidance for woodlot owners, and benefits for forests communities. Q&A to follow. Tea and coffee. Entrance through left side door of church, wheelchair accessible. More information, Jeani Mustain, 902-222-9271.

Tuesday, May 14

Memory Café, 2:30-4:30pm, The Labour Day Picnic Cafe, 12286 Peggy’s Cove Road, Glen Haven. Social event for people living with dementia and their families/care partners. Art, conversation, entertainment, warm drinks. Music by Anna Plaskett, art by Lynn Davidson, sea glass craft. Free, but pre- registration required: Rachel Emge at recreation@stmargaretscentre.cal or 902-826-2100 ext. 3274.

Annual Roy Harnish Crib Tournament, Hubbards Area Lions Club. Doors and canteen open at 6pm. Cribbage starts at 7. $10. Canteen serving burgers, fries, hot dogs, snacks. Cash bar and 50/50.

Wednesday, May 15

Cribbage 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, May 17

Breakfast Brunch, Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon, 10-11:30am. For the family to enjoy library time together. Kids’ crafts, activities, healthy snack. Coffee and tea for parents.

Chester Farmers’ & Artisan Market opening day. Then every Friday, May 17 to October 11, from 9am-12:30pm, Chester Municipal Heritage Society Station, 37 Smith Road. Learn more or apply to be a returning or new vendor at https://chesterfarmersmarket.net/.

Saturday, May 18

Community Breakfast, District #1 Community Centre, Blandford, 9-11am. Eat-in or take-out. Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, beans, hash browns, juice, tea/coffee. Adults $10 (cash or debit, pay at the door), kids under 10, $5, under 3 free.

Aspotogan Ridge 1st Annual Golf Tournament starts 9am for 4-person scramble. $500 per team includes cart and lunch. Payment in full by May 1. Register group at 902-857-1133 or by email: play@aspotogan.org. Proceeds support capital improvements on the course.

Friday, May 24

45’s Card Game, Ocean Swells Community Centre starting 7pm. $10 per person. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and door prizes Lobsters. More information, Lawson, 902-228-2146.

CoveFM’s Annual Kitchen Party Fundraiser, Shore Club, Hubbards. Doors open 7:30pm, bands start 8pm. Three bands, an auction, free appetizers. Tickets $25. More information at www.covefm.com.

Saturday, May 25

Join us for…A Ladies Day, New Ross Legion, 1-4pm. Tickets at Legion or Gina’s. $25, includes a glass of wine. Fashion Show and wardrobe consultations by All is New Again; hors d ’oeuvres; psychic & tarot card readings (additional charge, book in advance); henna tattooing; door prizes, more.

Spring Tea, Nicholas Anglican Church, 29 Westwood Boulevard, Upper Tantallon, 2-4 pm. Free will offering. All welcome. Contact Donna, 902-826-1156, or e-mail stnicholaswestwoodhills@gmail.com by Monday, May 20 to reserve a spot. Include your name, number attending, and phone number or e-mail.

Chester Garden Club Gardeners’ Sale, Chester Train Station, 9am-noon. Club members and local vendors selling perennials, herbs, cut flowers, compost, fresh baked goods, coffee. Help us celebrate our 85th anniversary! More information: info@chestergardenclub.ca.

Annual Honey Bake Chicken Supper, St. George Anglican Church Hall, 6310 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Highway 3, 4:30-6:30pm. Honey bake chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll, gingerbread with whipped cream. Adults $20, children 12 and under $8, preschoolers free. Gluten-free options. Eat in or take out. Pay at the door. Call 902-826-1411.

Fish Fry, Hubbards Area Lions Club, 3:30-5:30 pm. Pre-order for dine-in event (take-out available on request), Louella Regan, 902-857-9714 no later than May 22. Pan-fried haddock, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade tartar sauce, coleslaw, fresh roll, homemade strawberry shortcake. Tea/coffee, cash bar and 50/50 available with dine-in. Donation at the door.

Sunday, May 26

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s starting at Flourish Centre, 678 LaHave Street, Bridgewater and seven other locations in NS. Admission by pledge. Check-in starts at 10am. More information, including pledge forms, at www.walkns.ca.

Breakfast, East Chester Recreation Hall, 9-11am. Scrambled eggs, sausage, bologna, hashbrowns, baked beans, toast, juice, tea/coffee. Adults $10, Children under 12, $5, family of 4, $25.

Cribbage Tournament, last Sunday of the month, 1:00pm, Western Shore Legion. $20/team. More information Western Shore Legion, 902-627-2570.

Monday, May 27

Hammonds Plains Historical Society AGM & Presentation, 7pm, Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 1215 Hammonds Plains Road. “Inviting Images,” a photo study of Hammonds Plains photos of the past. AGM to highlight past year’s activities and elect board of directors for 2024-2025. More information: hammondsplainshistoricalsociety.ca

Tuesday, May 28

Terence Bay Community Hall Association AGM, Terence Bay Community Hall, 80 Sandy Cove Road, starting 6:30pm. AGM and community social. Light refreshments. More information: tbcha2018@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 29

Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Open Studio, Ocean Swells Community Centre, 10am-3pm. Newcomers very welcome. Bring anything that you’re working on: art, quiet writing, hand, and needle work. $4 fee asked of non-members.

Cribbage 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, May 30

Arts Gala–Arts Showcase, Bay View High School, 31 Scholars Road, Upper Tantallon, 6:30-8:30pm. Admission by cash donation.

Saturday, June 1

Mahone Bay Garden Club Plant Sale starting 9am, parking lot, St. James Anglican Church, 14 Parish Street, Mahone Bay. Quality plants from members’ gardens. Come early; we sell out fast. More details, Mahone Bay Garden Club Facebook.

Chester Garden Club Social in The Cove Garden, 1-3pm. More information: info@chestergardenclub.ca.

Rain Barrel Fundraiser to benefit development of Riverport Community Park. Last day to pre-order rain barrels and accessories at www.rainbarrel.ca/riverportcommunity/ Pick-up on June 15, 10am-1pm, Riverport Community Centre, 79 Lower LaHave Road, Riverport. More information: riverportparkns@gmail.com

Yard & Craft Sale, Terence Bay Community Hall, 80 Sandy Cove Road, 9am-2pm. More information: tbcha2018@gmail.com.

Pancake Breakfast at the Hubbards Area Lions Club, 8-11 am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, and homemade biscuits with juice, tea, and coffee. 50/50 available. Cost is a donation at the door. 

Dynamite Trail Party to celebrate International Trails Day! June 1 10-4pm  Guided walks, guided bike ride, live music and BBQ. More information at www.dynamitetrail.ca

Sunday, June 2

12th Annual Chester Cut N Run 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run (see May 6 listing on previous page for pre-registration details).

Community Choral Sing in memory of Mike Zinck, director of Dana L.Sweeney’s Funeral Home, 2 pm at St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Open to youth and adults. Ability to read music an asset but not req’d. Reception to follow. Pre-register by calling 902-624-0506 or email barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca 

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

Saturday, June 8

Usual Suspects Featuring JD Clarke Dance, District #1 Community Centre, Blandford, 9pm-1am. Advance tickets only, $15. Call Wendy, 902-980-0012 or Lawson 9,02-228-2146, or email: blandfordns@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9

Mahone Bay Home & Garden Tour – Blossom Time in the Bay. Self-guided tour features homes of heritage beauty updated for today, and new custom-designed home with water views and a master gardener in-residence. $30 each, tickets available online at MahoneBayMuseum.com or Kinburn Pharmasave, 552 Main Street, Mahone Bay.

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