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Feb. 10
Valentine Crafts
Grades Primary to 6 are welcome at the Amherst library for Valentine crafts from 3-4 p.m. Call 667-2549 by Feb. 9 to register.
Cards
Cards will be played at the Springhill Senior Citizens Recreation Centre (4 McDougal St.) at 7:30 p.m.
Valentine Crafts
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to the Springhill library from 3-4 p.m., to make Valentine's Day crafts to take home. Call 597-2211 to register.
Feb. 11
Cards
Cards will be played at the Springhill Senior Citizens Recreation Centre (4 McDougal St.) at 2 pm. Meeting to follow.
Feb. 12
Curling Fun Night
A curling fun night in memory of Tim LeFurgey will be held at the Amherst Curling Club from 6 p.m.-midnight. Proceeds to the palliative care unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Call 669-1585.
Variety Show
The Cumberland Singers present a
musical variety show for Haitian relief at 7:30 p.m., at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.
Pancake Supper
A pancake supper will be held at Christ Church parish hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Pot Luck Supper and Cards
A pot luck supper followed by an evening of cards will be held at the
Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall in Lower Shinimicas at 6 p.m. Bring your own dishes and favourite foods.
Bottle Drive
The Cumberland Kent Ramblers novice hockey team will hold a bottle drive beginning at 5 p.m., in the Amherst area. Contact Deirdre Kelba at 661-0259 to ensure pickup.
Feb. 13
Tea
An afternoon of English High Tea by Cumberland Pride will be held from 2-4 p.m., at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church. Call Lisa Hill at 660-5143 or e-mail cumberlandpride@hotmail.com.
Meeting
The Nova Scotia Highlanders (IV) Association will meet at 7:30 p.m., at the Amherst Armoury.
Valentine's Day With Dad
Kids ages six and younger and their male caregivers can enjoy a morning of fun from 10 a.m.-noon at Maggie's Place. Call 667-7250 to register.
Fundraiser
A fundraiser for VON Cumberland's charitable programs will be held at the Amherst Lions Den from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Mixed Darts Tournament
A mixed darts tournament will be held at the RCAF Association 105 Cumberland Wing at 10 a.m. Call 667-9262.
Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast from 8-11 a.m., at the community centre on 5 Robie St., Amherst.
Supper
Trinity St. Stephen's United Church will serve supper at 5 p.m. Silent auction to follow.
Feb. 14
Valentine Supper
The Advocate and District Fire Department will hold a Valentine supper from 4:30-6 p.m., at the fire hall.
45s
Auction 45s 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.
Hymn Sing
An old-fashioned hymn sing will be held at Springhill Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Free will offering for Haiti relief fund.
Musical Afternoon
A musical afternoon will be held at the Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall in Lower Shinimicas from 1-5 p.m.
Feb. 15
Meeting
Cumberland Pride, an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people in Cumberland County, will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. E-mail cumberlandpride@hotmail.com or call 660-5004.
Meeting
Cumberland County Riders ATV Club will meet at 7 p.m., at Brookdale Church Hall.
Meeting
First Baptist Church men's group will meet at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is cancer navigator Holly Chapman. All welcome.
Cribbage
A cribbage tournament will be held at the Springhill Senior Citizens Centre (4 McDougal Street) at 7:30 p.m. Must have partner.
Feb. 16
Pancake Supper
Oxford Trinity United Church will hold a pancake supper from 4:30-6 p.m. Take-outs available. Call Viola Huntington at 552-2120.
Pancake Supper
A pancake supper will be held at Holy Family Church Hall, 63 Church St., Amherst from 4-6 p.m.
Pancake Supper
A pancake supper will be held at the Wallace Community Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Meeting
The Cumberland County Museum and Archives general speaker meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Bill Casey. Call 667-2561.
Feb. 17
Lenten Lunch
A lenten lunch will be served at St. George's Anglican Church hall in Parrsboro from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dessert Buffet
A dessert buffett will be held at 185 D'Orsay Road at 1 p.m., in support of the LA Animal Shelter. Paper donations required. Call Sharon Duffy at 667-2880 or e-mail sharonduffy@eastlink.ca.
Scrabble Night
Scrabble night will be held at the Four Fathers Memorial Library in Amherst from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 667-2549.
Bridge Luncheon
A bridge luncheon will be held at the Amherst Curling Club. Lunch from noon-1 p.m., bridge from 1-4 p.m.?Call 667-8246 for tickets.
Cards
A card tournament will be held at the Springhill Senior Citizens Centre (4 McDougal Street) at 7:30 p.m. Must have partner.
Feb. 18
Meeting
The Amherst 50+ Club will meet at 52 Croft St., at 7 p.m.
Cards
Cards will be held at the Springhill Senior Citizens Centre (4 McDougal Street) at 3 p.m. Supper to follow.
Feb. 19
Meet and Greet
Northport Community Centre will hold a meet-and-greet from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Feb. 20
Sadie and the Snowman
Kids ages six and younger and their parents/caregivers can enjoy a morning of activities at Maggie's Place. Call 667-7250 to register.
Feb. 21
Flag/Heritage Day
Parrsboro Legion will hold a Flag/Heritage Day event from noon-2:30 p.m. Flag raising at 1 p.m.
Feb. 22
Seniors Wii Time
Seniors are invited to the Amherst library from 1-3 p.m., to try out some indoor sports on the Nintendo Wii gaming system. Refreshments will be provided.
Feb. 23
Winterfest
Celebrate Winterfest at the Amherst library with an evening of fun and snacks from 7-9 p.m. Open to Grades 7-12.
Feb. 24
Movie Night
The Amherst library will be showing the 1982 film "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" at 6:30 p.m. Bring snacks and drinks.
Luncheon
Amherst CWC will hold its monthly luncheon at the Wandlyn Inn from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations required. Call 667-3729.
Feb. 25
Rise N Shine Book Club
The Rise N Shine Book Club will meet from 9-10 a.m., at the Four Fathers Memorial Library in Amherst. Call 667-2549.
Feb. 26
Red Cross Information Session
A Red Cross information session for seniors will be held at the Tidnish Crossroads Community Centre at 2 p.m. Call Tanya at 667-1927 to register.
Snowman Building
Children and their caregivers are invited to meet at Maggie's Place, 11 Elmwood Dr., Amherst from 9:30-11:30 a.m., for a morning of snowman building. Call 667-7250 to register.
Feb. 27
Family Snow Sculpture
Tidnish Crossroads and Area Community Association will hold a family snow sculpture event, weather permitting, from 1-3 p.m., at the Rodney Estabrooks Memorial Sports Field.
Feb. 28
Outdoor Family Skate
An outdoor family skate will be held at Tidnish Bridge skating rink from 1-3 p.m., weather permitting.
Roast Beef Supper
A roast beef supper will be served at the RCAF Association on Havelock St., in Amherst from 4-6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Call 667-9262.
March 1
Where Did I Come From?
Presented by the Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County. For ages 9-12 and their parents. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 667-7500 to register.
March 2
Blood Donor Clinic
A blood donor clinic will be held at the Amherst Fire Hall from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m.
March 3
Blood Donor Clinic
A blood donor clinic will be held at the Amherst Fire Hall from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m.
March 5
Luncheon
A free luncheon celebrating women in sports will be held from noon-1:30 p.m., at the Amherst Lions Club, 9 Electric St. Free will donation to Autumn House accepted.
March 6
Community Supper
The Pugwash Farmers Market will hold a community supper at the Chatterbox Cafe. Call 243-2918 for tickets.
Jiggs' Dinner
An Irish boiled dinner will be served at St. David's Presbyterian Chursh in Springhill. Settings at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Call 597-3579.
March 17
St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
A St. Patrick's Day luncheon 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 e-mail sharonduffy@eastlink.ca.
March 28
Chocolate-making Class
A free chocolate-making class for seniors will be held at the Tidnish Community Centre at 1 p.m. Call Tanya at 667-1927 to register.
April 21
Sandwich Board Shuffle
A sandwich board shuffle 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 e-mail sharonduffy@eastlink.ca.
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 e-mail sharonduffy@eastlink.ca.
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Organizations: Springhill Senior Citizens Recreation Centre, Amherst Curling Club, Oxford Trinity United Church Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Wentworth Recreation Centre Christ Church Pot Luck Senior Citizens Knights of Columbus District Fire Department Springhill Baptist Church Sunrise Senior Citizens Hall Cumberland County Riders ATV Club Brookdale Church Hall First Baptist Church Holy Family Church Hall Cumberland County Museum Red Cross Anglican Church Tidnish Crossroads Community Centre Northport Community Centre Wandlyn Inn Rise N Shine Book Club Tidnish Crossroads and Area Community Association Amherst Lions Club Autumn House Chatterbox Cafe Amherst Town

Geographic location: Amherst, 185 D'Orsay Road, Cumberland County Haiti Lower Shinimicas St. George's Parrsboro Elmwood Pugwash South Albion

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