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April 15


The Royal Canadian Legion Sackville brance will host a luncheon - Turkey stew from  11a.m. to 1 p.m.


April 16

Food drive

Cumberland Y Service Club & Amherst Y’s Menettes Door to Door Food Drive

In conjunction with other Community Volunteers. From 10 am to noon. If you are not home, please leave food bag on front step.


Pancake dinner

The annual Men's Maple Festival Pancake Dinner at Trinity St Stephens United Church in Amherst from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Heartz Hall on Ratchford  Street. Menu includes pancakes, sasuage, baked beans, rolls, maple  syrup, pie, tea or coffee. For takeouts call 667-8483 . Maple products available.



A Ladies Circle Easter Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Soup or chili, rolls, biscuits, dessert, tea, coffee. Oxford Baptist Church 


Roast Beef Dinner

Three Way 4-H Club Roast Beef Dinner

will be held – 2 Settings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Leicester Fire Hall. There will be a 50/50 and a silent auction at each setting.

Please reserve tickets in advance.

For tickets please call Sharon Siddall at 902-667-7729 or 902-546-2598. 



W.B. Wells Heritage Foundation Workshop, April 16th from 9 am to 1 pm, First Baptist Church Amherst Preregistration has already taken place.


Musical evening

Musical evening at Sunrise Senior Citizen Hall, Lr. Shinimicas from 8 to 11:15 p.m.



A medical Benefit for Wendy Smith will be  held at the Lions club beginning with breakfast 8 – 11 a.m. Indoor yard sale, silent auction, 50/50, live entertainment all afternoon, chilli & hot dogs, desserts with tea & coffee, evening entertainment.



 The Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St. will host a Breakfast, starting at 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, baked beans, toast, tea & Coffee will be served.

For more info contact 667-1058.


Rummage Sale

UCW Spring Rummage Sale will take place from 9 a.m. - noon in Burgess Hall at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, 1 Ratchford Street, Amherst.


Fashion Show & Dessert 

 Relay for Life fundraiser for Team Xtreme will hold a fashion show and dessert event at 7 p.m. Amherst Firehall. Tickets at San Lilies, PolyCello or by calling 667-7241.


Easter Egg-stravaganza

Face painting, hopstacle course, art and much more.  Spring Street Academy from 10-Noon.  All welcome & activites are free, call Maggie's Place for more information 667-7250.


Baked Ham Dinner

FPW Firehaal, Port Greville

Hosted By:  UCW and Holy Trinity Anglican Guild. Time:  4 to 5:30. Menu:  Baked Ham & Sauce, Mashed or Baked Potatoes, Peas & Carrots, Fresh Rolls, and Assorted Desserts.



 The Main Street Baptist Church "Creators of Rags to Rugs", Sackville, NB invite you to come visit us and see finished rugs and wall hangings and lots of work in progress.  10am to 2pm.  Tea and coffee available.


April 17


 A cribbage tournament will be held at the Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St.,at 1:30 p.m.  Registration at 1 p.m.  Please bring a partner.


Bluegrass Show

Featuring The Spinney Brothers and Rustic Harmony. Sponsored by the Lions Club of Amherst. 2pm Lions Center.


April 18

Men’s group meeting

First Baptist Church Men’s Group will be meeting at 7 pm. Speaker will be Robert Mansour. His topic will be a history of the Mansour family. All Welcome


Walk For Water

The Walk for Water will be held at 4 pm. The 5km walk starts at Victoria Square, downtown Amherst. To Register contact Elizabeth at: or call at 902-669-0299.



The Cumberland Pride society meets from 7-9 PM. For location please contact 902-661-1874 or 902-660-5004. Email: 


April 19

Will & Estate Planning

What do you need to know about Wills & Living wills, Power of attorney, and Designations? Come to a free seminar at River Hebert Library at 6 - 7:30 p.m. Phone the library at 251-2324 for more information. 


April 20

Classic Movie Night

Springhill Miners Memorial Library. Come and watch with us  the 1934 suspense comedy. "The Thin Man." Starring Myrna Loy & William Powell. 7-9 p.m. FREE


After School Movie

Springhill Miners Memorial Library. Open Season 2. 3-4:30 p.m. Rated G

Please call 597-2211 to register




Soup and Chili Luncheon at the Bridge Workshop, Station Street Amherst. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take out available call 667-8433 for information.


April 21


 The Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St.,will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m.  All members welcome.  To become a club member call 667-1058.


Uploading Photos 

Learn how to upload your digital photos 

and email them to friends or 

post them on Facebook.  

1:30-3 at Four Fathers Library, free of charge, registration required. 

Call 667-2549 to sign up.


April 22

Pancake Brunch

Annual Good Friday Pancake Brunch, 10am to 1pm, Leicester Fire Hall. Menu: Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Toast, Beverages, Muffins, Biscuits, and Maple Products.


April 23


A ham and scallop and bean supper from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oxford Fire Hall. Proceeds for a new fire hall.


April 27

Seniors Slo-Pitch

Seniors Co-ed Fun Slo-Pitch information and registration meeting to be 10 a.m. at Heartz Hall, Trinity St Stephens Church.  

Call Judy or Hugh at 660-2959.


Family Movie Night 

The Amherst Library will be showing Nanny McPhee Returns, starring Emma Thompson 6:30-8:10 PM.


April 30

Spring Tea

Fenwick United Church Women’s Spring Tea

from 10 am – 2 pm. Tea, Baked Goods, Plants, etc.


Musical Evening

 The Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St. will hold a musical evening, starting at 8 pm, with a light lunch at 11 pm.  Everyone 50 and over, welcome.  Call 667-1058 for more info.


Gospel music

The Gospel Quartet “For The Cross” from Moncton, NB will be singing at the Highway Pentecostal Church in Parrsboro at 7 pm. A free-will offering will be received and refreshments will be served following the concert. Everyone Welcome.


Kitchen Party

Springhill Community Centre

CIBC Room, Main St., hosted by,

St. David’s Presbyterian Church. 7 p.m.

Tickets at the Community Centre, Ross Anderson Pharmacy, Springhill Pharmacy or call Linda at 597-3579.


Pancake Supper 

A pancake supper will be held from 4-6pm

 at the Trinity United Church Vestry Oxford 

 Sponsored by Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters.


May 1

Roast beef dinner

The R.C.A.F. association ,105 Cumberland Wing ,Havelock St. is holding  it's monthly Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 6 P.M. Eat in or Take out. Deliveries in Town. Call 667-9262


May 2

Alphabet Soup in Motion

Maggies Place offering 6-week program (Mondays) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for parents and preschoolers at Nazarine Church in Oxford. Call 667-7250 for information.


May 4


Leamington Cemetery Co.'s annual meeting will meet at 7 p.m.   at the home of Abbie Ross Civic #11857, Leamington,N.S.  All interested persons please attend.


May 5

Can We Talk about Waiting for Sex?

7:00-8:00 p.m.

A program for Parents and 11-14 year olds to attend together. Watch and Discuss the new 15- minute video drama “I Can Wait”.

To register phone the library at 667-2549. 

Sponsored by the Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County and Cumberland Public Libraries


May 7


A benefit for cancer patient Lynn Michaud will be held on Saturday at Teazers Kitchen and Lounge. 


Musical Evening

A musical evening featuring The Little Nashville Band at the Sunrise Trinity United Church Amherst Head from  7 – 9 p.m.  

Refreshments Available.


Turkey dinner

Christ Church Parish Hall, Amherst. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enter from parking lot behind church. Turkey dinner, homemade pies. Take out available. Call 667-2415. Tickets at the door or church office.


May 8 


The Parrsboro Band Assc. will host the Stadacona Band in concert at 2 p.m. at the Parrsboro Regional High School in partnership with the high school and the air cadets. 

Free will donations at the door.



The 17th annual Mothers Day brunch will be held at the Northport Community Centre from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds toward the Northport Hillside Cemetery Co.


May 9


Tidnish Crossroads Community Association. Annual General Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. 


May 10

Puberty Parties

 A puberty party for girls aged 9-12 year olds and their parents attend together to learn about puberty changes through fun activities, video, and discussion 6:30 - 8:30, Amherst.   Pre-register: Call Sexual Health Centre 667-7500.


May 14

Rummage and bake sale,

Mapleton United Church. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Donated items appreciated.

Everyone welcome.


May 17

Games night

Games night will be held at the Northport Community Centre at 7 p.m.


Puberty Parties

 A puberty party for boys aged 9-12 year olds and their parents attend together to learn about puberty changes through fun activities, video, and discussion 6:30 - 8:30, Amherst.   Pre-register: Call Sexual Health Centre 667-7500.


May 29

Spring concert

The Parrsboro Band Assc. will host its annual Spring Concert with the Parrsboro Band.    Guest musicians and performers. This event will celebrate the life of long time bandmaster Bernie Burke with the dedication of the main auditorium in his honour. Free will donations at the door. Further details to be announced.


 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, e-mail 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: Trinity St Stephens United Church, First Baptist Church, Oxford Baptist Church 4-H Club W.B. Wells Heritage Foundation Workshop Street Academy Main Street Baptist Church Spinney Brothers Lions Club of Amherst Lions Center Cumberland Pride society River Hebert Library Oxford Fire Hall Amherst Library Northport Community Centre Highway Pentecostal Church Presbyterian Church The R.C.A.F. association Nazarine Church Leamington Cemetery Co. Sunrise Trinity United Church Amherst Head Christ Church Parrsboro Regional High School Northport Hillside Cemetery Co. Amherst Town

Geographic location: Amherst, Ratchford Street, Port Greville Holy Trinity Peas Oxford Moncton Parrsboro Springhill Community Maggies Place Leamington Cumberland County South Albion

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