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A look at what's taking place in the next seven days

Your weekend starts here with the Cumberland News Now community notice board.

August 4

Pick of the Crop

7:30 p.m. at Amherst Point Baptist Church featuring Pick of the Crop with Ernie Sears and Harold Miller. Followed by light lunch and fellowship. Freewill offering to support church upkeep.


Concert in the Park

7 p.m. at the Parrsboro Bandstand. Donations appreciated, to be donated to musicians’ charity of choice.


Pancake Brunch at Ottawa House

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, juice, tea and coffee.


August 6

Games Night

7 p.m. at the Northport Community Centre


Lego Robotics

2 to 4 p.m. at the Pugwash Library. For ages nine to 12. Learn how to build Lego robotic creations. Call 243-3331 to register.


August 7

Mary Kennedy Tea

2 to 4 p.m. at the Wallace and Area Museum. Tea and refreshments as well as entertainment on the museum grounds. Floral arrangement judging taking place. Entries accepted until 1 p.m.


August 8

Let’s Go? To the Movies

2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. Featuring Surf’s Up. For ages three to 12.


Puppet Production Party

10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Four Fathers Memorial Library. For Grades Primary to 6. Create a puppet actor, plan a script and act out your very own puppet show production. Call 667-2549 to register.


Hand Building Pottery

1 to 3 p.m. at the Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery. For children, youth and adults. Instructors Melanie Laundau and Charlie Atherton.


Let’s Explore

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Parrsboro Library. For ages three to 12. Let your eyes bug out, build a bug house and listen to a story and explore our backyard.



2 to 3 p.m. at the Advocate Library. For ages three to 12. Make fun, decorative ladybugs and read some stories. Call 392-2214 to register.


August 9

Minudie Music Festival

6 p.m. to 1 a.m. first annual Outdoor Minudie Music Fest, 5553 Barronsfield Rd., Minudie.


Puppet Show at the Oxford Library

2 to 3 p.m. at the Oxford Library featuring a craft, stories and puppet fun. Call 447-2440 for more information.


Puppet Show at the Springhill Library

11 a.m. to noon at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. For all ages. Crafts, stories and puppet fun.


Tea With The Mayor

2 to 3 p.m. at Ottawa House by the Sea Museum with Mayor Lois Smith.


August 10

Minudie Music Festival

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. first annual Outdoor Minudie Music Fest, 5553 Barronsfield Rd., Minudie.


Family Fun Day

11 a.m. at the CIBC Room Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre and Lions Park Springhill, hosted by the Salvation Army Springhill Community Church. Turkey burger, bake sale, silent auction and variety show for adults, games for the children and family.


Country Supper

4 to 6 p.m. at the Linden Community Hall. Takeouts available. Call 661-4340 for more information.


Ham and Salad Supper

4:30 to 6 p.m. at Advocate District School, the annual Bayview Community Health Foundation ham and salad supper.



8 a.m. at the Minudie Community Hall.


Children’s Day

1 to 3 p.m. at the Wallace and Area Museum. For children ages five to 12. Games, snacks and fun. Pre-registration required at 257-2191.


Lee Fleming and Friends

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Chatterbox Cafe, Pugwash.


August 11

Anniversary Service

3 p.m. at Fraserville Union Church. Join us for laughter, healing and song. Lunch in the hall following the service.


Ottawa House Sunday Series

2 p.m. Special guest speaker Elizabeth Cooke-Sumbu on Cumberland Nova Scotia African History.


Concert in the Park

7 p.m. at the Parrsboro Bandstand. Donations appreciated, to be donated to musicians’ charity of choice.


Blessing of the Crops

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Amos ‘King’ Seaman School Museum, Minudie. 2 p.m. service at St. Denis church, 4 p.m. reception at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Joggins and 6 p.m. concert at St. Denis Church featuring Ernie Sears, Reva Cook, Marina Richard and Colin Wellner. Special guests Paul Carter and Madeline Carter (10-year-old fiddler).


Age of Sail Marathon

8 a.m. including half and full marathon, 10K or 5K. Taking part in Port Greville with walks and runs. Home-cooked lunch to follow at fire hall. Visit to register.

Organizations: Ottawa House, Wallace, Area Museum Amherst Point Baptist Church Northport Community Centre Pugwash Library Outdoor Minudie Music Fest Oxford Library Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery Springhill Library Sea Museum St. Denis Church CIBC Salvation Army Springhill Community Church Linden Community Hall Advocate District School Bayview Community Health Foundation Minudie Community Hall Chatterbox Cafe

Geographic location: Springhill Miner, Union Church, Port Greville

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  • Rosemary Ulch
    August 03, 2013 - 09:29

    Correction for Minudie Music Fest for August 10th - the time is 10 am to 1 am not 1 pm. It is an all day affair on Saturday. The sky will also be showing off that night with a Perseid meteor shower. This will be visible in the northern sky with 60 to 100 meteors per hour.