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Lots to see and do

Ottawa House opening for the season on Saturday and Gospel concert in Parrsboro among the weekend highlights

Lots to see and do in Cumberland County this weekend.

May 16

John Sands in Concert

7 p.m. at Southampton United Church. Reception to follow. For ticket information, call Betty Malay at 254-3094, Rev. E. Davies at 546-2700 or Sandra Hunter at 597-2555. Tickets also at the door.

Asif Illyas in Concert

8 p.m. at the Parrsboro Hall. Tickets can be purchased at www.thehall.ca, at Sweet Briar Boutique or by calling 701-8954.

May 17

Ottawa House Opening

10 to 6 p.m. Ottawa House opening for the season with complimentary coffee and sweets during opening weekend.

Musical Evening

8 to 11:15 p.m. at the Sunrise Senior’s Hall, Lower Shinimicas.

Rummage Sale

11 a.m. at Senior’s Hall, Main Street, River Hebert. Proceeds for Lower River Hebert Cemetery.

Community Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wentworth Recreation Centre. Proceeds to support the centre. Canteen on site. To book a table call Betty Curry at 548-2682.

Community Breakfast

8 to 11 a.m. at the Diligent River Community Hall. Menu includes pancakes and sausages or eggs and bacon.

May 18

Gospel Concert

2 p.m. at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro, featuring Cornerstone Singers (Brent and Charlene Reid). Refreshments to follow. Freewill offering.

May 19

Community Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wentworth Recreation Centre. Proceeds to support the centre. Canteen on site. To book a table call Betty Curry at 548-2682.

May 20

Tidnish Crossroads AGM

7 p.m. at the Tidnish Crossroads Community Hall, 4358 Highway 366. For more information, contact memaclean@seasidehighspeed.com or Bonnie Buchanan at 667-5289.

Toronto Children’s Chorus

7:30 p.m at Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church featuring Toronto Children’s Chorus. Part of the Music at Trinity Concert Series. Tickets at church office or from choir members. Children’s tickets at a reduced price.

May 21

Caregivers Tea

2 to 4 p.m. at Trinity-St.Stephen’s United Church to mark Caregiver Awareness Month. Join us in celebrating the family members and friends who give unpaid care to loved ones. Everyone welcome, no admission fee.

Movie Night at the Parrsboro Hall

7:30 p.m. featuring The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Amherst Curling Club AGM

7 p.m. at the Amherst Curling Club. All members are encouraged to attend.

Senior’s Luncheon

12 to 1:30 p.m. at Amherst Wesleyan Church featuring roast beef and veggies, tea, coffee and desert. Reservations required by calling 660-2871 by May 19. Guest speaker is Haiti team and guest musician is James Bell.

L.A. Animal Shelter Meeting

6 p.m. at the L.A. Animal Shelter, 798 Smith Rd., Upper Nappan.

Using Microsoft Office

3 to 5 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. Sign up for two-hour sessions on the basics of using the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Call 597-2211 to register.

May 22

Step Back in Time

3 to 5 p.m. at the Oxford Library. See what Oxford looked like 150 years ago. A spinning demo, antique tools, a slide show and more. For Grades Primary to 6 and kids of all ages. Call 447-2440 for more information.

Slide Show

6:30-8 p.m. at the Oxford Library. Presentation by Charles Thompson of Oxford in the 1870s.

 

Fun Darts at the Wing

7 p.m. at the RCAFA 105 (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street, Amherst. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Ida Terrio at 667-7076.

Alice in Wonderland Jr.

7 p.m. at Spring Street Academy on May 22, 23 and a 2 p.m. matinee on May 24. Performance includes cast of 60, chorus of 29 and ensemble of 22. Tickets at school office and Deanne Fitzpatrick’s studio at 33 Church St., or at the door.

May 23

University Women Book Fair

6 to 9 p.m. on May 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 24 at the Truro Curling Club. Hosted by the Canadian Federation of University Women (Truro Branch). Sale will offer used books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles. For more information go to www.cfuw-truro.org.

After School Movie

3 to 4:45 p.m. at the Oxford Library featuring the Smurfs 2. Call 447-2440 for more information.

Open Mic at the Hall

7 p.m. at the Parrsboro Citizens Hall. Donations appreciated, 50/50, door prize, canteen available.

Parrsborough Shore AGM

10:30 a.m. annual meeting for Parrsborough Shore Historical Society at Ottawa House Museum. Everyone welcome, refreshments served after meeting.

May 24

Jewelry, Baking and Yard Sale

8 a.m. to noon at 6 Oceanview Dr., Amherst. In support of Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland. Raindate: May 31.

Plant Sale

8 a.m. to noon at the Cumberland County Museum featuring perennials, shrubs, annuals, herbs, soil mix and more. Rain or shine. For more information, call the museum at 667-2561.

Bottle Drive

9 a.m. for the Northport Home and School Association. Roadside pickup on Northport bus run. Call 661-7181 for more information or if you have bottles to becollected.

Masonic Society Breakfast

7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Amherst Masonic Lodge, 20 Lawrence St., Amherst. Eggs (your choice), bacon or sausage, hashbrowns, toast, orange juice, tea or coffee.

Barbecue for the Shelter

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amherst Pet Valu Store. Proceeds to support L.A. Animal Shelter.

Wazoo Blues Band

7 to 10 p.m. at the Parrsboro Hall.

May 25

Parrsboro Citizens Band Spring Concert

2 p.m. with the Parrsboro Citizens Band, Parrsboro Citizens Choir, Elastic Big Band and others Donations at the door.

Cribbage Tournament

1 p.m. registration and play begins at 1 p.m. at Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St., Amherst. Please bring a partner.

Fenwick United 128th Anniversary

11 a.m. at Fenwick United Church with special music.

Musical Evening

7 p.m. at the Knights of Pythias Hall, Amherst (next to the Amherst Stadium). Music by Stephen Riply, Laura Paugh and the Fellas. Proceeds for Lady Tweedsmuir Club. Everyone welcome.

May 26

Read Away Your Fines

From May 26 to June 9 for Grades Primary to 12. Contact your local library for more details.

May 27

It Wasn’t the Stork

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sexual Health Centre, Elmwood Drive, Amherst. Program for nine to 12-year-olds and parents to talk aout conception, pregnancy and childbirth. Call 667-7500 to register before May 23. No cost to register.

Hackmatack @ Your Library

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. For Grades 4 to 6. Author and illustrator Ashley Spires talks about her comic Binky Takes Charge.

Call 597-2211 for more information.

Twisted Stitchers @ Your Library

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. Call 597-2211 for more information.

May 28

45s Tournament

7:30 p.m. at the Springhill Senior’s Centre, 4 McDougal St., Springhill. Please bring a partner.

Bridge Club Luncheon

12 p.m. at Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St. Please call Joyce McCollum at 667-8246 for more information.

Stirring Frenchey’s Fashion Buffet

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wandlyn Inn with food, fun and fashions. Prizes for best, music and inspirational speaker (a cancer survivor). Reservations necessary. Call Angela at 699-0885. Sponsored by Amherst and Area Christian Women’s Club.

May 29

Fun Darts at the Wing

7 p.m. at the RCAFA 105 (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street, Amherst. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Ida Terrio at 667-7076.

May 31

Musical Evening With Steve Ripley

8 to 11 p.m. at the Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St., Amherst. For more information, call 667-1058.

Benefit for Tara Mawdsley

1 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Amherst Lions Club for 13-year-old Tara Mawdsley, who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. There will be live entertainment, Chinese auction and live auction as well as other fundraisers.

Annual Spring Sale

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Collingwood Fire Hall. Baked goods, rummage, new-to-you items. Canteen available. Sponsored by Millvale United Church Women.

Office Hours

8 p.m. Parrsboro Community Players perform their first play, Office Hours, at Parrsboro Hall. Directed by Natasha MacLellan.

Carma Sale

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot beside Shur Gain Needs & Feeds. Proceeds to support Carma Amherst Chapter’s spay and neuter program for homeless and stray cats. For more information, or to make a donation of items for the sale, call Michelle Hicks at 667-4451. Rain date is June 1.

June 1

ARHS Concert Band

2 and 7 p.m. at Susan Taylor Theatre at ARHS.

June 2

Southampton Cemetery AGM

7 p.m. at the Southampton Community Centre.

June 4

Movie Night at the Parrsboro Hall

7:30 p.m. featuring Philomena

June 5

Fun Darts at the Wing

7 p.m. at the RCAFA 105 (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street, Amherst. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Ida Terrio at 667-7076.

ARHS Jazz Band

7 p.m. at the Susan Taylor Theatre at ARHS.

June 7

Plant, Yard and Bake Sale

9 a.m. at the Parrsboro Citizens Hall. Call 701-8954 to book a table.

June 10

E.B. Chandler Band Concert

7 p.m. at the E.B. Chandler Junior High gymnasium.

June 11

Shinimicas United Cemetery AGM

7 p.m. at the Shinimicas United Church. All are welcome.

June 14

Slo-Pitch Tournament

At Robbs Centennial Complex. Hosted by Amherst Junior C Colts. First place team wins $500, second place gets $250. Teams must have at least six men, four women. For more information, call Kevin St. Peter at 545-2296 or Dale Sears at 597-3253.

June 19

Fun Darts at the Wing

7 p.m. at the RCAFA 105 (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street, Amherst. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Ida Terrio at 667-7076.

June 18

Movie Night at the Hall

7:30 p.m. featuring Pirates of Penzance.

June 19

Fun Darts at the Wing

7 p.m. at the RCAFA 105 (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street, Amherst. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Ida Terrio at 667-7076.

June 21

Prairie Sea in Concert

8 p.m. at the Parrsboro Citizens Hall. Tickets can be purchased at www.thehall.ca, at Sweet Briar Boutique or by calling 701-8954.

June 26

Fun Darts at the Wing

7 p.m. at the RCAFA 105 (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street, Amherst. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Ida Terrio at 667-7076.

June 29

Beausejour Quintet

7 p.m. at the Parrsboro Citizens Hall.

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Organizations: Cumberland, Shinimicas United Church, Sweet Briar Boutique Ottawa House RCAFA 105 Springhill Oxford Library Diligent River Community Hall Hi-Way Pentecostal Church Parrsboro Citizens Hall Tidnish Crossroads Community Hall Trinity-St.Stephen Amherst Wesleyan Church L.A. Animal Shelter Microsoft Office Street Academy Truro Curling Club Truro Branch Smurfs 2 Parrsborough Shore Historical Society County Museum Northport Home Valu Store Parrsboro Citizens Band Susan Taylor Theatre Knights of Pythias Hall Tweedsmuir Club Sexual Health Centre Wandlyn Inn Amherst Lions Club Office Hours Southampton Community Centre.June 4Movie Night Amherst Town

Geographic location: Havelock Street, Cumberland County, Toronto River Hebert Haiti Time3 Oxford Wonderland Jr.7 p.m. Amherst Stadium Springhill Miner South Albion

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