Your Weekend Starts Here

Community listings for Cumberland County

Published on April 25, 2014
There are plenty of events around Cumberland County this weekend.

There are plenty of events around Cumberland County this weekend.

April 25

Open Mic at the Hall

7 p.m. at the Parrsboro Hall. Donations appreciated. 50/50 draw and door prize.

April 26

GOVRC Workshop Bowling

9 a.m. at the Fundy Bowling Lanes in Springhill. In support of GOVRC. For information, contact Jo-Ann Hunter at 597-3158 or Stuart Harroun at 597-2837.

Church Supper

4:30 to 6 p.m. at the FPW Fire Hall, Port Greville. Menu includes scallop potatoes, ham, baked beans, homemade rolls and assorted desserts.

Spring Fling at SSA

1 to 3 p.m. at Spring Street Academy with lots of fun children’s activities including games, crafts, fish pond, double rush race (inflatable). Fundraiser for Spring Street Academy Home and School Association.

Catherine MacClellan at the Hall

8 p.m. at the Parrsboro Hall. Tickets at Sweet Briar Boutique, through the website or by calling 902-701-8954.

Wolfpack Football Breakfast

8 to 11 a.m. at the Amherst Lions Club. Fundraising breakfast for Cumberland County Minor Football Association.

Rummage Sale

9 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, 1 Ratchford St., Amherst. Spring and summer clothing, footwear, bedding, books and white elephant table.


8 to 11 a.m. at the Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, ham, baked beans, toast, tea and coffee. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 667-1058.

Pugwash Litter Cleanup

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Chatterbox Cafe, 10163 Durham St., Pugwash. T-shirts, bags and gloves provided. Wear boots. For more information, call Moureen Woodlock at 694-7325.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

7 to 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Hall, Aulac, N.B. Serving pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, juice, tea and coffee. Home baking for sale as well. Sponsored by the Anglican Parish of Westmorland.

Y Service Club/Y’s Menettes Food Drive

10 a.m. to noon the Cumberland Y Service Club and Y’s Menettes Make a Difference door to door food drive. If you’re not home, leave a food bag on the front step. In support of the Amherst Food Assistance Network.

Nickels for Notes

Members of the E.B. Chandler and ARHS bands and choirs will be going door to door collecting money to support their programs. Formerly knowns as Pennies for Music, the fundraiser has been renamed Nickels for Notes.

Masonic Society Breakfast

7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Temple, 20 Lawrence St., Amherst. Featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, toast, orange, juice, tea or coffee.

Fenwick United Spring Tea

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fenwick United Church.

April 27


1 p.m. registration, 1:30 p.m. play begins at Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St., Amherst. Please bring a partner.

Amy Brandon in Concert

4 p.m. at Christ Church, Amherst. Brandon, who will perform a solo jazz and classical concert, is currently working on her first solo CD. Tickets are a goodwill offering.

Country Gospel Open Mic

7 p.m. at Amherst Wesleyan Church, 6 Maltby Crt., Amherst. Proceeds to support Little Lambs Daycare.

Roast Turkey Dinner

4 to 6 p.m. at the Air Force Association of Canada (Cumberland) Wing, Havelock Street. Free delivery within town limits. Call 667-9262.

April 28

Cumberland Hospice Palliative Care AGM

1:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Everyone welcome.

April 29

Twisted Stitchers at the Library

6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. Bring your project to this drop-in stitchery group. Knitting, embroidery, crochet, quilting and other forms of textile crafts. For more information, call 597-2211.

April 30

Ilustrated Presentation

7:30 p.m. at the Parrsboro featuring a presentation by Helen Tyson. Topic: Hot Sports, Volcanoes in Hawaii.

New Beginning Brunch

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wandlyn. Debbie Bentley will speak on organizing your clutter, Laura Paugh will provide music and Brenda Joudrey will bring an inspirational message. Reservations necessary. Call Angela at 699-0885.

Bridge Club Luncheon

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

May 1

Millvale United Cemetery AGM

7 p.m. at the Millvale United Church.

Mothers Day Crafts

3 to 4 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. For Grades Primary to 6. Join us in making some lovely spring flowers for that special lady in your life. Call 597-2211 to register.

May 3


10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Springhill Senior’s Centre, 4 McDougal St., Springhill. Free delivery in town. Call 597-3141.

Bingo Extravaganza

1 and 7 p.m. at the River Hebert Legion. Supper at 4 p.m. featuring homemade soup/chili and sandwiches.

IWK Yard Sale

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Collingwood Fire Hall, 70 Wentworth-Collingwood Rd. Baking, rummage, new to you items. Proceeds to the IWK Children’s Hospital. Canteen avalable. Sponsored by the Collingwood District Fire Department.

Roast Beef Dinner

Sittings at 4 and 6 p.m. at the Leicester Fire Hall. Meal includes roast beef, potatoes, carrots, turnip, peas, rolls, tea, coffee, juice and homemade pies and cheesecake for dessert. There will be a 50/50 and silent auction. For tickets or information, call Sharon Siddall at 546-2598 or any Three-Way 4-H Club member. Proceeds to support Three-Way 4-H Club. Advance ticket sales only.

Striped Bass Derby

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Highway 2, Stewiacke. Hook and release only. Lots of prizes to be won. For more information, contact Keith Julian at or call 902-805-0145.

Rummage Sale

8 a.m. to noon at Nappan United Church.

Turkey Dinner

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Parish Hall, Amherst. Enter from the parking lot behind the church. Complete turkey dinner with dessert. Tea, coffee or juice. Takeouts available. Call 667-2415. Tickets at the door or the church office.

May 4

Hot and Cold Supper

5 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Church Hall, Mount Whatley. Proceeds for Chignecto 4-H Club.

May 5

Managing Menopause Naturally

7 p.m. at Heartz Hall, Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, with Melissa Blake, naturopathic doctor with the Pear Tree and Hatha Yoga Room. Free will donation. Presented by Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland.

May 6

Individual Tech Help

2 to 5 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library. Get a pre-booked one-hour one-on-one help session. Sessions must be pre-booked. Call 597-2211 to register.

May 8

Growing Perennials on the Shore

7 p.m. at the Northumberland Curling Club, 49 New Pugwash Road, Pugwash. Question and answer session with Dianne Stillman, experienced Malagash gardener. For more information, contact Maureen Leahey at 243-3454.

LEGO at Your Library

3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Librar. For Grades Primary to 6. Bring your imagination and come in for some Lego fun. Call 597-2211 for information.

May 9

Hugs and Love for Mom

3 to 4 p.m. Mother’s Day program at Oxford Library for Grades Primary to 6. Make a card and a present for mom. Call 447-2440 for more information or to register.

May 10

Book Sale sat the Fling

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Amherst Lioness Club will be holding its annual book sale at the Amherst Curling Club. Please call Lioness Bonnie Curry at 667-1589 or Lioness Shirley LeBlanc at 667-8848 for pickup of books you wish to donate. Proceeds support the Highland Fling.

Plant Sale for Pugwash CIB

9 a.m. to noon at Pugwash train station library for Communities in Bloom. Mother’s Day gifts, coffee, muffins and fudge available. For more information, contact Maureen Leahey at 243-3454.

May 12

National Youth Choir

7:30 p.m. at Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche. Presented by the Tatamagouche Area Singers. Tickets available at C.G. Fulton Pharmacy in Tatamaoughe and River John, or call Peter Mattatal at 257-2328 for more information.

May 14

Classic Movie Night

7 p.m. at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library featuring Pal Joey, teh 1957 musical drama. Free admission but donations cheerfully accepted.

May 15

Kidney Cancer Canada Meeting

7 to 9 p.m. live webcast from Bethune Ballroom, Bethune Building, QEII Health Sciences Centre with Dr. Robert Rutledge - The Body, Mind, Spirit Connection: Making a Difference in the Kidney Cancer Journey. For more information, or to register go to or call 1-866-598-7166.

May 15

Twisted Stitchers

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Library. Join us for some fun stitchery. Trade craft ideas and have fun.

May 17

Ottawa House Opening

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

May 20

Tidnish Crossroads AGM

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

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.

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.

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

After School Movie

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

Parrsborough Shore AGM

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

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