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May 6

Soup Kitchen

Community Soup Kitchen serving Free Soup and Sandwiches at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Amherst (basement). 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All are welcome.

Seniors’ Softball

An information session for seniors interested in forming an unstructured softball league will be held in the Superstore community room at 10 a.m.

“Grease” on stage

Showcase Productions begins its presentation of “Grease” for a three-night run beginning at 8 p.m. at the ARHS Theatre.

May 7

Book Collection

The Amherst Lioness Club is collecting good used books for the Highland Fling. Drop them off at the Amherst Curling Club between 3-7 p.m. For pickup, call 667-1649 or 667-1620.

Relay for Life Fundraiser

There will be a cake auction at the Amherst Centre Scotiabank branch with home baked cakes. Cake viewing and registration begins at 8:30 a.m., auction at 8:45.

Bake Sale

Just Before Mother’s Day Bake Sale. St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Springhill, Friday, 2 p.m.

King’s Kids

The Amherst Open Bible Church welcomes all children ages 5-12 to our King’s Kids club which will meet at 7 p.m. at 131 Victoria St. W. The children will enjoy games, prizes, singing and Bible time especially suited for their age group. Pastor Grooms can be reached at 667-7271 or at

May 8

Highland Fling

CHC Auxiliary will hold its annual Highland Fling at the Amherst Curling Club from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea

A Mother’s Day Tea will be held at the River Philip Community Hall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quilt, rug and cross-stitch displays, bake and jewelry tables. Lunch available.

ATV Fun Run

The Cobequid Off Highway Vehicle Club is hosting an ATV fun run from the Lamp Cabin in Springhill. Registration from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call Keith at 667-0889 or Corey at 597-2411.

Mothers’ Day tea

A Mother’s Day tea will run from 11 a..m to 1 p.m. at the Oxford Fire Hall. $5. Hosted by the Oxford Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary.


Pancake & Maple Syrup Brunch 11 - 2 pm Malagash Community Hall. Also serving homemade beans & brown bread, sausage, dessert, juice, tea & coffee. Adults $8, 12 & under $4, preschoolers free. Proceeds for Malagash United Church.

Crib tournament

The R.C.A.F. Assoc. 105 Cumberland Wing on Havelock St. will be holding a Crib Tournament with registration at 1 P.M. and play to start at 1:30. Inquiries 667-9262.

Lobster supper

The 17th annual Bacon-Elliott Bursary lobster supper will take place beginning with a take out at 4 p.m. and sitdown dinner at 6 p.m. at the Amherst Lions Den. Lobster or steak available. Tickets at Ken’s Rite-Stop.

Turkey dinner

Roast Turkey with all the trimmings

FPW Firehall Port Greville Hosted by Trinity Guild and UCW 4:30 to 6 p.m. Price: $10. Children $5. Takeouts available at 4 p.m. from back door

May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Northport Community Centre from 9 a.m. to noon with proceeds going to support the Northport Hillside Cemetery Company.


A musical afternoon will be held at the Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall in Lr. Shinimaicas from 1 t 5 p.m.

May 11

Annual General Meeting

Northport Hillside Cemetery Company annual general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Northport Community Centre.

Community Luncheon

A community luncheon will be held at the Log Building on Mills Road, Advocate, beginning at 12 p.m. Sponsored by the ADDA.

May 12

Job fair

CANSA will be hosting a job fair and information session from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Location: Amherst Lions Den

May 13

Musical evening

St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Choir presents “Spring into Summer”. A musical evening featuring local talent and guests 7 p.m. $7 Admission

May 14

Country show

There will be a Country Show featuring local talent at 7:30 p.m. at St Marks Church Hall, Mount Whatley, N.B. $6 per person, children under 12 free. Refreshments following. Proceeds for the Anglican Church Women.


A potluck supper and card party will be held at the Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall in Lower Shinimicas. Bring favourite food and own dishes.

May 15

IWK Fundraiser

A fundraiser for the IWK Children’s Hospital will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Collingwood Fire Hall.

Video games at library

Come into the Amherst library to play Rock Band. Grades 7-12. 12 -2 pm.

Rummage sale

Immanuel United Church, 25 Hickman St. in Amherst will host a bake and rummage sale from 9 a.m. until noon.


Annual rummage sale, St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Junction Rd., Springhill. Starts at 9 a.m.

Helping the IWK

The Cumberland County 4-H members are having a fundraiser for the IWK at Cumberland North Academy. There will be lots of games for children to play and many prizes to be won. Games include pick a case, sucker pull, trivia, fish pond, and many more. Come out to a day of fun and support the IWK.


Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church Ratchford St. Amherst. Plants, baking, books, candy and fudge, fish pond, silent auction and canteen.

9 am - 12 pm

Musical evening

A musical evening will be held at the Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall from 8 to 11:55 p.m.

May 16

Musical Evening

Sunrise Trinity United Church in Amherst Head is hosting a musical evening with the Uniacke Ramblers and LP Express, 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments available.

Musical Evening

The River Philip United Church presents the “Cumberland Singers” Patriquin Family of Wentworth at 7 p.m. Free will offering. Social and refreshments following.

May 19

Spring Fling Extravaganza

A spring fling extravaganza will be held at 185 D’Orsay Road at noon in support of the LA Animal Shelter. Paper donations required. Call Sharon Duffy at 667-2880 or email

Cemetery meeting

Head of Amherst Community Cemeteries annual meeting will be held at the Head of Amherst Church at 7:30 p.m.

After School Movie

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is being viewed at the Springhill Library from 3 to 4:40 p.m. Ages 5-12. Cost: $1.00

Please call 597-2211 to register by May 18th.

The Community Happenings are a free service to non-profit organizations. 30-word maximum. Written submissions to: Community Happenings, P.O. Box 280, 147 South Albion St., Amherst Town Square Mall, Amherst, N.S., B4H 2X2. Fax: 667-0419, email Notices will not be taken over the phone. Current events open to the public only. Notices of yard sales and dances will not be published.NOTE: There is no guarantee of publication: to ensure publication consider a paid advertisement by contacting our Sales Department at 667-5102. 

Organizations: Amherst Curling Club, The Salvation Army, Thrift Store ARHS Theatre Amherst Lioness Club Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall Amherst Open Bible Church Amherst Lions Northport Community Centre Highway Vehicle Club Oxford Fire Hall Northport Hillside Cemetery Company ADDA St Marks Church Hall Anglican Church Immanuel United Church Presbyterian Church Cumberland North Academy Trinity United Church Amherst Community Cemeteries Amherst Church Springhill Library Amherst Town

Geographic location: Amherst, Springhill, Victoria Oxford Turkey Lr Mills Road Lower Shinimicas Cumberland County 185 D’Orsay Road South Albion

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