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Lots to do on Natal Day weekend

Greetings once again from 5206 Boars Back Road. On Thursday, July 22, my father, my aunt and I traveled to Amherst to see Buddy Hollystarring Mitch Jewkes as Buddy Holly. The multi-talented Jewkes can sing as good as he can act, belting out such Buddy Holly favourites as “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy.” Mr. Jewkes can sing the slower Buddy Holly song as well, bringing genuine emotion to such songs as “Everyday” and “Heartbeat.” There are few things in life worth paying to see more than once, but I can honestly say that the Tantramar Theatres’s high-energy production of Buddy Hollyis one of them. Buddy Hollyran from July 22-26.

On Saturday, July 24, my father Jim Heap attended the bi-weekly Mason’s Music Night; he provided me with the following list of performers: Roy Pettigrew, Robert Veinot, Sharon Langille, Kathy Vansnick, Glendon Stevens, Arnie McNally, Mary LeBlanc, Wendy Lamrock, Larry McLellan, Reg Patriquin, Kenny Eagles, Leroy Morris, Jim Brown, Alan White and Cheryl Pettigrew. The next Mason’s Music Night is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2.

By the Bore Recreation Park will be hosting “Music By the Bore” from Friday night July 30 at 7 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. For $15, you can enjoy free camping as well some great local music. Day passes are also available ($5 Friday, $10 Saturday and $5 Sunday). Visithttp://www.bythebore.ca/upcoming-events/.

Commencing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, an open-air mass will be held at the St. Thomas Aquinas-Ragged Reef Cemetery. A reception will follow at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall in Joggins. Next Sunday, Aug. 8, the annual “Blessing of the Crops” Mass will be held at the 162 year-old St. Denis Roman Catholic Church in Minudie, beginning at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall.

As reported by the Citizen’sMitch MacDonald last week, the inaugural River Hebert Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Co-op.

It should also be noted that “the Co-op provides free tables for interested vendors.” If you are interested in selling your wares and fresh produce, please contact Su Morin at 251-2959 to do your part in helping to grow this community market into an annual event.

Monday, Aug. 2 is Natal Day. According to http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/natal-day, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island hold "birthday" parties for their provinces on the first Monday of August each year. Nova Scotia has been a member of the Canadian Confederation since July 1, 1867, and Prince Edward Island since July 1, 1873. The term "natal" is derived from the Latin word for birth and, hence, Natal Day is the official birthdayof the provinces. The first Natal Day celebrations were organized in 1895 and were intended to mark the arrival of the railway line in the area. The day ended up becoming a celebration of the history of Halifax and Nova Scotia.

Other provinces and territories will also be celebrating on Monday, Aug. 2. New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and British Columbia will be celebrating New Brunswick Day, Saskatchewan Day and British Columbia Day respectively while Alberta will be celebrating Heritage Day. Monday is also Civic Day in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Ontario (Civic Day, Simcoe Day or Colonel By Day) and in Manitoba.

Darlene's Old-Time Photos + in Upper Nappan is open again for business after being closed for renovations for some time. Please call for an appointment at 667-0383 any day of the week and anytime after lunch. You can also e-mail Darlene at dar11@live.ca or check out the group "Darlene's Old-Time Photos+" on facebook.com for more information.

Another reminder of the award-winning “Go Girl: Self-Esteem Workout” that will be taking place this coming Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the River Hebert Brookside Curling Club. For more information or to register, please call the Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County at 667-7500 or visit www.forgirls.ca

In conjunction with its jungle-themed summer reading club “Destination Jungle,” the River Hebert library will be showing the movie Jumanji on Friday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages are welcome and admission is free. Come out and watch a really good movie with the staff of the River Hebert library! In related news, registration will begin this Wednesday, Aug. 4 for the next exciting installment of the River Hebert Library Summer Reading Club titled “We’re Going on Safari.” On Wednesday, Aug. 11 between the hours of 3-4 p.m., you will get the chance to “go on safari” at the River Hebert library. Games will be played, stories will be told and participants will make a craft. For more information about this and other summer reading club activities, please call 251-2324. 

Well that’s all for now; hope you have a great week!

Organizations: Old-Time Photos, Canadian Confederation, River Hebert Brookside Curling Club Sexual Health Centre River Hebert Library Reading Club

Geographic location: River Hebert, 5206 Boars Back Road, Amherst Nova Scotia Bore Recreation Park Prince Edward Island Joggins Minudie Halifax New Brunswick Saskatchewan British Columbia Alberta Nunavut Northwest Territories Ontario Manitoba Upper Nappan Cumberland County

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