Community Events

COMMUNITY EVENTS LISTING

Community event listings are published, as space permits, in The Masthead News, and/or on our website. Please download and complete the form below and email to richard@themastheadnews.ca by the submission deadline. Please submit logos only by PDF. Logos may be included as space permits.

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March 1
April 3
May 1
June 5
July 3
August 1
August 28 (Sept)
October 2
November 1
December 4
February 20
March 26
April 23
May 28
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.

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.

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

TOPS, New Ross Legion from 5:45 to 7 pm.

Coffee at the Club Hubbards Area Lions Club, 21 Lions Club Road, Fox Point from 8-11 am. Enjoy fresh-baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches, or a full breakfast and juice, tea, or coffee. Cost: Donation at the door.

Monday Meet-Up at the 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 from 9 – 11 am. Join us for coffee, tea, baked goods, conversation. All welcome. Free will offering.

Auction 45s, Western Shore Legion. $5. For more information, call 902-627-2570.

Bingo at the East Chester Recreation Association, 3292 Hwy 3, 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 from 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.

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

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

Heritage Handwork Drop-in, District #1 Community Centre, Blandford (30 Firehall Road). Bring your hooking, knitting, felting, sewing (machine work as well), or any portable handwork and enjoy the sharing of handwork knowledge. (please bring your own supplies). A drop-in fee of $4.00 is appreciated. Bring your own beverage and lunch. Everyone welcome! (Current COVID restrictions in effect)

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

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

Every Wednesday

Breakfast and Lunch catered by Two Salty Chefs at District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford, from 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.

Tantallon Chess Club at the Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon, starting January 18 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Nova Scotia Chess Association will be hosting this weekly opportunity for community members to come and learn how to play and to meet up with other chess lovers. This program is open to everyone and snacks are provided.

Auction 45s Card Games at Ocean Swells Community Centre, 2726 Hwy 329, Northwest Cove. $5 per person. Doors open at 6:30 pm; games start at 7:30 pm. Contact 902-228-2146 or 902-228-2373.

German Conversation: Alphorn to Zeitgeist, German Along the Alphabet, every Wednesday from January 10 to February 28 at the Lunenburg Public Library, 97 Kaulbach Street, First Floor, Lunenburg, 11 am. Beginner German speakers and anyone interested in the German language are welcome to this gentle introductory course.

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, starting 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.

Tantallon Chess Club, Tantallon Public Library starting January 18 6-7:30 pm. Open to youth and adults. Free.

Pickleball at District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford for adults and youth 13 and over. For more information on costs and times, 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.

Bingo, New Ross Legion from 7-10 pm.

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

Every Friday

Chair Yoga at District #1 Community Centre, 30 Firehall Road, Blandford. Drop-in fee is $7.00/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.

Friday Night Live, New Ross Legion starting at 8:30 pm. Cover charge: Members $5 and 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

Every Saturday

Super Saturdays at J.D. Shatford Memorial 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 Library, 10353 St. Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. 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, etc.

Daily Events

Friday, March 1

Hourglass will be playing at the New Ross Legion starting at 8:30 pm. Members $5; non-members $7.

Saturday, March 2

Pancake Breakfast at the Hubbards Area Lions Club from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuits, juice, tea, and coffee. Cost is a donation at the door. 50/50 also available.

Walk/Snowshoe at Vivien’s Way with the Chebucto Hiking Club. 10k (approx. 2 hr) starting at 10 am. Please arrive 15 minutes before start and bring a snack and water. Trail parking lot at end of Shubie Drive, Dartmouth Crossing. For more information, go to chebuctohikingclub.com or call Derek & Suzanne 902-835-8360

Lunenburg County Music Festival Benefit Gala Concert at the Central United Church, 136 Cumberland St. Lunenburg at 2 pm. Tickets available at door: Adults $15; Students Free. Performances by current & past students, local teachers and professionals. Celebrating 80 years of music festival in Lunenburg County! For more information, email lunenburgcountymusicalfestival@gmail.com

Lost in the 50’s Show & Dance at the Chester Legion starting 7:00 pm. Our neighbours who turned 80 in 2020 didn’t get a proper celebration. So, let’s have a community celebration for their birthday, just a little late. Tickets $15 advance, $20 door; available at Legion bar, or through Erin, gore275@eastlink.ca. If you were born in 1940, you get in free!!! Message Erin on Facebook or email to reserve your ticket.

Sunday, March 3

Making Mindfulness Personal and Practical at the St. Margaret’s Bay Shambhala Centre, 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon, from 9:30 am to noon. Explore six vital points to begin a mindfulness practice or to address resistance. Leave the program with tools to recall and reinvigorate initial inspiration. For more information call or text 902-823-3377 or go to bay.shambhala.org . No cost to participate.

Wednesday, March 6

Estate Planning & Probate Legal information seminar at J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library from 2-4 pm. Presented by Kennedy Schofield Lutz Lawyers, our team of legal experts will offer general information on how to plan your estate, including the crafting of Wills, Power of Attorneys, and Personal Directives. No cost to participate.

Introduction to Chicken Keeping at J.D. Shatford Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards at 7 pm. Presentation will include information on the needs of small flocks, including space considerations and coops, nutrition, common predators, basic costs, etc. Learn about keeping egg layers vs meat birds, and more. No cost to participate.

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

Reimagine Ferry Wharf at Chester Legion Branch 44, 14 Union Street, Chester. There will be two sessions: 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm. As the Province moves forward with replacing the Tancook Island Ferry with a new vessel that docks in Blandford, Chester is met with a significant opportunity to reimagine what the Tancook Island Ferry Wharf could look like and mean for the community. Each session will start with a presentation, then an open floor for discussion, followed by an open house event with multiple stations. For more information, contact Meredith at boardwalk.studios@outlook.com

Friday, March 8

Grief Counselling at the Estabrooks Community Hall, 7-8:15 pm in the main hall. Free. Contact Lorna at 902-989-3217 or email the estabrookscommunityhall@gmail.com for more details.

Seniors’ Munch & Music at the Terence Bay Community Hall, 80 Sandy Cove Road, Terence Bay from noon to 2 pm. There will be music, social time, and a free lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. For more information, email tbcha2018@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 9

March Break Boredom Buster Bingo Bonanza at the J.D. Shatford Public Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards at 11 am. No need to be bored on March Break! Pick up a Bingo card at the library and see how many tasks you can complete before 11 am on Saturday, March 16. Then drop off your card at the front desk for a chance to win a prize.

Tuesday, March 12

Memory Café from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Our Health Centre, 3769 Hwy 3, Chester. This is a free event for individuals, families, and care partners living with memory challenges. Enjoy conversation, entertainment, and warm drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. To register, call 902-275-3490.

Memory Café from 2:30 to 4:30 The Labour Day Picnic Cafe, 12286 Peggy’s Cove Rd, Glen Haven. This is a fun social event for people living with dementia and their families/care partners. We enjoy art, conversation, entertainment, and warm drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. March’s Event will feature music by Eileen Richmond and Art by Lynn Walker. This is a free Event but you must register with Rachael Emge Rachel Emge at recreation@stmargaretscentre.cal or 902-826-2100 ext 3274

Saturday, March 16

Hooked Rug Museum of North America AGM at the Aspotogan Heritage Trust building, 10 Pte Green Lane, Hubbards starting at 1 pm. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1 pm.

Breakfast at the District #1 Community Centre, Blandford (30 Firehall Road) from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Eat-in or Take-out. Enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, beans, hashbrowns, coffee, tea, and juice. Adults $10 (cash or debit, pay at the door), kids under 10 years $5 and under 3 years are FREE

Sunday, March 17

The Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia presents…A Public Broadcaster for Canada? Does the CBC have a future? at Ocean Swells Community Centre starting 2:30 pm. Seminar presented by Moira Donovan, a well-known journalist in Nova Scotia. All are welcome. Q & A following. For more info call 902-476-4465.

Wednesday, March 20

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

Friday, March 22

Lenten Soup Lunch at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 10 Shore Club Road, Hubbards from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Cost is a donation at the door.

Grief Counselling at the Estabrooks Community Hall, 7-8:15 pm in the main hall. Free. Contact Lorna at 902-989-3217 or email the estabrookscommunityhall@gmail.com for more details.

Saturday, March 23

Breakfast at the East Chester Recreation Hall from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage, bologna, hashbrowns, baked beans, toast, juice, tea & coffee. Adults $10, Children (under 12 years) are $5 and Family of 4 Breakfast $25. There will be cookie decorating.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper at the District #1 Community Centre, Blandford from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Enjoy corned beef, turnip, carrots, potatoes, roll, dessert, tea & coffee. Adults $16, Children under 10 years $10 and Children under 3 years are FREE. Cash or debit. Eat-in or Take-out. 50/50 draw at the door.

Sunday, March 24

Picnic ‘not’ in the Park from 4-6 pm at the Chester Legion (upstairs), 14 Union Street, Chester. Bring your Auto Supplies – NAPA. Donations for the band are greatly appreciated. More information is available on Facebook at Picnic in the Park Chester.

Monday, March 25

Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Open Studio Day at Ocean Swells Community Centre from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bring your art supplies, your art, and your lunch! Free.

Hammonds Plains Historical Society Trivia Night at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 1215 Hammonds Plains Road at 7 pm. Three games will be played, with prizes given for each game. Come and test your knowledge of community history in a fun-filled way! You can also link to the event online by visiting hammondsplainshistoricalsociety.ca on the evening of Trivia Night. For more information, go to hammondsplainshistoricalsociety.ca.

Saturday, March 30

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Hubbards Area Lions Club from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Enjoy the usual pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages and biscuits with juice, tea, and coffee along with some fun surprises and giveaways. Cost is a donation at the door. 50/50 also available.

Wednesday, April 3

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

Sunday, April 7

Evoking Our Sanity through Mindful Meditation at the St. Margaret’s Bay Shambhala Centre, 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon, from 9:30 am to noon. Mindfulness practices based in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Art Therapy, and neuro-affective meditation. We will meditate, explore perception, and guided embodied mindfulness meditations for wellness and healing. For more information go to bay.shambhala.org . No cost to participate.

Thursday, April 25

Community Shredding Service sponsored by St Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre, 1-5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Upper Tantallon, 12:30 – 2:20 pm. Confidential household documents that you’d like to have shredded? Cost is $5/box to help defray expenses. No binders please. Parking available at side and rear of SMB Community Enterprise Centre. Rain date is Thursday, May 2, from 12:30-2:30 pm. For more information, call 902-826-1680 or reception@smbcec.org

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