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.


Newspaper publication dateCommunity event submission deadline
July 3
August 1
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. For more information or if transportation is needed, contact dropin@bayseniors.ca or 902-820-3334.

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

Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7

Bonny Lea Farm Pop Up Plant Sale at The Shop on Central, 27 Central Street, Chester, 10am – 2 pm.

Saturday, June 8

Learn How to Create a Rain Garden at the Bluenose Academy, 18 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, 9:30 am – noon. FREE hands-on Learn & Work Party. Physical challenge level: medium-high. Details and registration (required) at www.eventbrite.ca/e/868444078617?aff=oddt

Open House for the Maibec Canexel Composting Facility at the Union Hall, 7216 Hwy 329, East River 9 am – noon. Guest speakers, refreshments, draws for compost and backyard composter. First 200 people receive a free bag of compost.

BBQ fundraiser and Plant Sale by The Handy Hands 4-H Club at the Maibec CanExel Composting Facility Open House from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Union Hall in East River, 7216 Highway 329. Rain or Shine.

Bedford-Hammonds Plains Craft & Vendor Market at St. John’s Church, 2187 Larry Uteck Boulevard 10 am – 2 pm. $2 admission. Forty-nine local crafters & vendors will be on hand, plus the church will offer a take-out lunch. Accessible bldg. For more information, email bedfordhpcraftvendormarket@gmail.com

Community Yard Sale at Uplands Park, 16 Belmont Avenue, Hammonds Plains 8 am – 2 pm. Rain date is June 9th.
Annual Yard Sale at William Black Memorial Community Hall, 10515 Peggy’s Cove Road, Glen Margaret, 9 am – noon – rain or shine. Free admission.

Spring Luncheon at Trinity United Church, 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay. Gourmet Chicken Salad, Croissant, garnishes, sweets, tea/coffee. Cost: $17.

Usual Suspects Featuring JD Clarke Dance at the District #1 Community Centre, Blandford from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Advance tickets $15. To purchase tickets, call Wendy 902-980-0012 or Lawson 902-228-2146 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’s lifestyle, and new custom-designed home with breathtaking water views and a master gardener in-residence. Tickets $30, available online at MahoneBayMuseum.com or at Kinburn Pharmasave, 552 Main Street, Mahone Bay.

Sunday, June 9

An Afternoon of Music at William Black Memorial United Church (WBMUC), 10515 Peggy’s Cove Road, Glen Margaret , beginning at 2:30pm.

Knox United Church choir with selections from William Black Church choir, followed by refreshments in the church hall. Free-will offering.

Bread Art at the Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Centre, Mahone Bay, 3-5 pm. For more information, go to the Garden Culinary Experience Facebook page.

Monday, June 10

Chester Garden Club Reception and Tea at Lordly House Museum from 2 to 4 pm. Chester Garden Club’s Summer Exhibit – 85 years in review. For more information email: info@chestergardenclub.ca.

Arts & Culture Strategy Engagement Session hosted by the Municipality of Chester, 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm at the Wasoqopa’q First Nation Gold River Community Centre, 37 Pennel Road, Gold River. Help develop the first strategy for the Arts & Culture Sector. Follow the project and complete the survey at www.engagechester.ca/arts-culture-strategy

Tuesday, June 11

Arts & Culture Strategy Engagement Session hosted by the Municipality of Chester, 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm at the Chester District Elementary School, 202 Duke Street, Chester. Help develop the first strategy for the Arts & Culture Sector. Follow the project and complete the survey at www.engagechester.ca/arts-culture-strategy

Wednesday, June 12

Arts & Culture Strategy Engagement Session hosted by the Municipality of Chester, 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm at the Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School, 105 Parkwood Drive, Hubbards. Help develop the first strategy for the Arts & Culture Sector. Follow the project and complete the survey at www.engagechester.ca/arts-culture-strategy

Introduction to Retirement at OHC, 3769 Hwy 3, Chester, 1-3 p. Light snacks and refreshments provided. To register, or for more information, call Michelle 902-273-2283 or email admin@ourhealthcentre.ca

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, June 13

Arts & Culture Strategy Engagement Session hosted by the Municipality of Chester, 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm at the New Ross Family Resource Centre,4689 Hwy 12, New Ross. Help develop the first strategy for the Arts & Culture Sector. Follow the project and complete the survey at www.engagechester.ca/arts-culture-strategy
Friday, June 14 and
Saturday, June 15

Trinity’s Annual 2-Day Yard Sale at Trinity United Church, 67 Trinity Way, Timberlea, 2-6 pm on Friday and 8:30 am – noon on Saturday. Lots of household goods, dishes, clothes, tools, books, etc. BBQ with hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. Please bring a canned food item for the BLT Community Pantry. For more information, call Ellen Mclaughlin 902-499-6362.

Saturday, June 15

Father’s Day Pulled Pork Sandwich at St Luke’s Parish Hall, 10 Shore Club Rd Hubbards, 11:30 – 1:30. Pulled Pork sandwich, coleslaw, choice of pie slice. Hall is wheelchair accessible. Cost is a donation to support Hubbards Heritage Society. For more information, contact clairmacinnis@yahoo.ca

Sunday, June 16

Father’s Day Fish & Chips at the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department (5430 Hwy 3), 11 am to 5 pm. The cost is $14 for 2-piece Fish & Chips. Drive-Thru Take-Out Only. Pre-order by June 14 by texting or calling Melanie 902-298-1799 or Darlene 902-204-2201. Limited amount of drop in orders available.

Environmental Impact Assessments: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly presented by Dr. Ian Stewart for the Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia at Ocean Swells Community Centre in Northwest Cove, starting at 2.30pm.

Father’s Day Supper at the Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross 4 – 6 pm. Roast beef dinner with all the fixings. For more info call 902-689-2000 or email: fortiescc@gmail.com.

Monday, June 17

Chester Garden Club Independent Garden Tours 10 am – 4:30 pm. For more information email: info@chestergardenclub.ca.

Tuesday, June 18

Community Lunch at Trinity United Church, 67 Trinity Way, Timberlea (front door entrance) 11 am – 2pm. Serving homemade soup and dessert, rolls, tea, and coffee. Cost is a free will donation.

Arts & Culture Strategy Virtual Engagement Session hosted by the Municipality of Chester, 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm via Zoom: https://chester-ca.zoom.us/my/csmzoom?omn=87187251204. Help develop the first strategy for the Arts & Culture Sector. Follow the project and complete the survey at www.engagechester.ca/arts-culture-strategy

Wednesday, June 19

Retiring Alone – Now What? Workshop at OHC, 3769 Hwy 3, Chester, 1-3 pm. Light snacks and refreshments provided. To register, or for more information, call Michelle at 902-273-2283 or email admin@ourhealthcentre.ca

Friday, June 21 to
Sunday, June 23

Chester Garden Club Exhibit and Sale at The Captain’s House Gallery – Art Studio, 33 Central Street, Chester. For more information, email info@chestergardenclub.ca.

Saturday, June 22

Breakfast at the East Chester Recreation Association Hall, 3292 Hwy 3, East Chester, 9-11 am. Scrambled eggs, sausage bologna, hash browns, baked beans, toast, juice/tea/coffee. Adults $10, Under 12 $5, Family of 4 $25.

St. Andrew’s Annual Car Show at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 2553 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Timberlea, 10 am – 2pm. Share your love of vintage, classic, muscle cars and motorcycles. Registration to show your vehicle is free. Admission to view is by donation. For more information, email pinsent.tom@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 26

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, June 27

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, 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 juice, tea, and coffee. Cost is a donation at the door. 50/50 available.

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.

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