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Monday, June 2, 2014


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Now to Dec 15 at the Kings County Museum in Kentville, artwork from the children’s book, “Pumpkin People,” by Sandra Lightburn, illustrated by Ron Lightburn.


Oct 30 a home wireless network setup workshop at the C@P Lab, Wolfville Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 542-5760, email or register online at

Tour of gardens

Oct 30 at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Acadia University. Hikes start every 30 minutes on the hour from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Rain date: Saturday Nov. 1 People little and big are invited to wear a costume. Humans dressed as animals, plants and insects receive free admission, otherwise a minimum donation of $2 is suggested. 585-5242

Bake sale

Oct 31 the Valley Animal Shelter annual bake sale at Valley Drug Mart, Kingston, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Homemade candy, squares, cookies, breads, etc. Info, 765-6629.


Nov 1 at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall in Hantsport from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person, preschoolers free. Sponsored by the Hantsport and District Lions Club.


Nov 1 the Kingstec Day Care flea market in the Kingstec gymnasium, Belcher St., Kentville. From 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Info, call Alice, 678-7969.

Nov 1 craft and bake sale at the New Minas fire hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes a rummage sale, cake walk, food basket and 50/50.

Nov 2 a Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Kings District High School. Door prizes, draw auction, bake table and canteen services provided by Lake Paul Volunteer Fire Dept. Admission $2 for adults and children under 12 free. Sponsored by the West Kings Band Parent Association.

Nov 1 at the White Rock Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and luncheon for $6. Lots of crafts! Hot lunch of chili or corn chowder.

Nov 1 Drop into the Windermere hall and check out the many sale tables, including Avon products, crafts, festive items and things new-to-you. Try your luck at the "straw game". Free admission.

Nov 1 Country Christmas Craft Fair at the Forties Community Centre, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A traditional country craft fair!

Nov 1 a Christmas tea and craft sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $4; children, $1. Includes white elephant table at the New Horizins Seniors Club, Kentville. Everyone welcome.

Nov 1 the Kentville Girl Guides harvest tea from 2 p.m. 4 p.m. at the United Church of St. Paul & St. Stephen Church Hall, Kentville. Freewill offering. Bake table, small ticket auction and more. Proceeds to help establish a district camp fund and support unit activities. Need more info? Call Cindy at 678-2189.


Nov 1 a benefit Chinese auction at the Coldbrook Lions Hall for Jacob Allen. Doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets 25 for $1. Draw commences at 2pm.Info, contact 538-8933

Nov 1 a ticket auction at the Meadowview Hall in Kentville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Draws at 2 p.m. All proceeds to the hall.

Nov 1 Annual Berwick Ringette Association auction at the Waterville fire hall. Viewing will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the auction starting at 7 p.m

Crib tournament

Nov 1 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville. Registration at 1 p.m., play at 1:30 p.m. Upstairs lounge, no smoking.


Nov 1 Kentville Seniors New Horizon Club, 350 Main St. drop in at 1:30 p.m. and join the club, and enjoy refreshments and prizes. $2 proceeds for general fund. Every first and third Saturday of the month.

Benefit show

Nov 1 at the New Minas fire hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds to Shirley Carter. Freewill offering, door prizes, great entertainment.


Nov 1 a turkey supper at the Melanson Community Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Adults, $10; children, $4; preschoolers, free. Proceeds for the Wallbrook Baptist Church.

Nov 1 at the Kingston Baptist Church, Kingston, old fashioned turkey supper from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Adults, $9; children, $4.50; family rates available. No take-outs.


Nov 1 on the first Saturday of each month. Valley Gay Men’s Coffee House Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact 825-3197 or

Nov 1 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kentville at 9:30 p.m. Admission, $5, featuring Stable Country. Tickets for the Remembrance Day dinner and dance available.

Craft fair

Nov 2 Christmas craft fair at the West Kings school. Register for a table by calling Margaret, 765-4800, or email or visit


Nov 2 a ticket auction at the Kentville fire department. Viewing from noon to 2 p.m., then draws. Canteen service provided. Sponsored by KVFD Aux.

Energy fair

Nov 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Hantsport at the Churchill House. Discuss renewable energy for heating and powering your home or small business and post installation rebates through Conserve Nova Scotia.


Nov 2 at 2:00, CentreStage Theatre will present Gershwin: A Musical Revue. This show will feature Gershwin’s greatest songs as performed by Halifax group, Three is Company. Tickets are $15 each, available at the door; or can be reserved at 678-8040.


Nov 2 Mel Early from Habitat for Humanity will talk about housing needs in our community at the Berwick United Church from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All welcome! Brought to you by the Faith In Action group.

Bluegrass show

Nov 2 at the Berwick Lions hall, 2 p.m. Featuring Grassworks, the Beeler family; Plus-Four and String Fever. Admission is $10. Canteen, 50/ 50. Advance tickets: Bill, 538-0052; or Doug, 624-9492. Hosted by the Annapolis Valley Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Association - we support the Children's Wish Foundation.


Nov 2 the annual pork barbecue buffet at Somerset Community Hall from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Proceeds to help with installation of new windows.

Hymn sings

Nov 2 at Stoney Hill Baptist Church in Lockhartville at 7 p.m. Special guests Lloma Myles and friends.

Nov 2 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Auburn at 7 p.m. Featuring choir anthems and many old favorites. Refreshments to follow.

Nov 2 at the Waterville Baptist Church at 7 p.m. with special guests. Freewill offering for repairs to the church basement.


Nov 3 the Acadia Science Café presents “Assessment of Tidal Current Energy in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy” By Dr. Richard H. Karsten, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Acadia University. Perkins Café, Student Union Building. Everyone welcome.


Nov 3 and 4 the Rememberance Celebration Concert featuring the Kings County Community Band, Horton Choir and the Horton Sr. Jazz Band at 7 p.m. in the Horton High School Performance Centre.


Nov 4 the 190 year Anniversary of St. John’s Anglican Church takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a turkey supper at St. John’s Parish Hall, Wolfville. Adults, $10; children, $5. Take out available, 542-0237 by 4 p.m.


Nov 4 the Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Atlantic Festival Theatre, Wolfville. Speaker: Jim Wolford, naturalist, topic is "The yummy muds of Minas Basin … The Natural History of the Bay of Fundy".

Bible study

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 7 p.m. Free admission.


Nov 4 and 6 free curling open house and the Berwick Curling Club from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Call Dorothy, 538-9345, or Cliff, 538-7278.


Nov 4 the Valley Autism Support Team Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Autism Centre, Kingston and District Elementary School, Kingston. Donna McNeil of Community Services will make a presentation of the Services for Persons with Disabilities (SPD) program. Contact: Norm Donovan 765-3883.

Nov 4 Friends in Bereavement, an ongoing support group for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one, recently or years ago. Kentville Baptist Church parlour, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact Jennifer (681-8239), Alice (678-3570) or Barb (542-0599).

Nov 5 Kings County Photo Club welcomes anyone interested in all aspects of photography. We have our monthly meetings on the first Wed. of every month at 7 p.m. at the Kentville Agriculture Research Centre, for more info, 678-8752 or 681-6699.

Minas Fifty Plus Club

Nov 5 Members meet every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for games and bingo at the New Minas fire hall followed with a light lunch. A potluck luncheon is held the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Bingo or games of choice are played afterwards. Anyone interested in having fun with other seniors, contact Nora, 678-6848 or Anita, 678-6741.


Nov 5 the Horton High Fall Music Concert, at 7 p.m. in the Horton High School Performance Centre.

Hymn sing

Nov 5 at the Wolfville Ridge United Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Freewill offering, an enjoyable evening for all.


Nov 5 an illustrated talk by historians John Johnston and Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc, Continuity and Change at Grand Pré: The Last 400 Years, at the Horton Community Centre, Grand Pre at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Grand Pré Women’s Institute and the Grand Pré Heritage Society. Everyone welcome!

Poetry collection launch

Nov 6 please join Wanda Campbell for the launch of her new poetry collection at 7 p.m. at the K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium, Wolfville.


Nov 6 the Mid Valley Women’s Connection hosts our monthy event: Women without Fear. Featuring Rose Hines and speaker Donna Cameron. Dessert and coffee $6. Please join us at the Melvern Square Community Hall. For reservations or more info, Velma at 825-4747 or Charlotte at 538-7547. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

Books by mail

Free service through the Annapolis Valley Regional Library for residents of West Hants, Kings and Annapolis counties who live further than 10 km from a library branch, or are physically unable to reach one. Great for seniors, caregivers, home schoolers, rural residents or those who don't drive. Make requests from the online catalogue or booklists. Postage is paid for qualifying readers. 1-866-922-0229 or

Rummage sales

Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church. Lots of great buys!

Flea market

Sundays the Greenwich fire hall flea market from 8 a.m. ‘til 1 p.m. Tables are $10 for first one and $5 for each extra. For information, phone Rose at 678-0395.


Wednesdays at the Horton Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. during October. (Except Oct 15) Non-denominational gospel services, all welcome.


Are you currently unemployed? We offer employment counselling services for people with disabilities. Call Community Inc., 679-7469

Play groups

Wednesdays at the St. John’s Parish Hall, Wolfville. For children ages 0-3 and their parents or caregivers. 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for fun, playing & socializing in our well-equipped, nurturing, child-friendly environment. Call 542-2057 to register.

Mondays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the Aylesford Play Group (a family interactive program). All preschool ages welcome. This is an interactive program of play and movement offered by Kings County Family Resource Centre. All KCFRC Programs are free. Call 678-5760 to register.

School readiness

Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Preschool program offered by Kings County Family Resource Centre. Free childcare is provided for other children in your care. Parents attend a program designed for parents. All KCFRC programs are free. Call 678-5760 to register.

Learn with Me, Read with Me

Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is a parent-child interactive program of story, craft and song offered by Kings County Family Resource Centre. All KCFRC programs are free. Call 678-5760 to register.


Mountain View Boutique, operating at the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, is now accepting donations of new/used clothing, board games, puzzles, movies DVDs and CDs, books, novels and magazines. Your donation will benefit the clients of the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville. For information, call Erica O’Neill at 538-3103, ext#159.


Tuesdays the Annapolis Valley Toastmasters Club invites you to the Sobey's Community Room, Greenwood, to experience a meeting from 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For rent

The Coldbrook Heritage Hall, located on Lovett Road, is under new management and is now open for various bookings - birthday, wedding, anniversary, meeting, exercise class, etc. Call 679-6480.

Card parties

Mondays at The Heritage Hall, Lovett Road, Coldbrook. 7:30 p.m.

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Cambridge Community Centre. Auction 45s. admission $2,

Mondays at The Heritage Hall, Lovett Road, Coldbrook. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at the Hall’s Harbour fire hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission.

Tuesdays at the White Rock Community Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays cribbage at the Berwick and District Seniors center at 7 p.m.

Thursdays at the Aylesford East Community Centre at 8 p.m.

Fridays 45s card parties 7:30 p.m. in the seniors’ room of the Coldbrook and District Lions Hall. $2 admission.


Fridays Meat darts at the Windermere Hall. Play begins at 7 p.m. Chance to win meat products from Meadowbrook Farm.


Mondays at the Kingston Library for preschool children and their caregivers. Storytime with activities from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Fridays at the Wolfville Memorial Library for infants to 24 months and their parents/caregivers. Reading, singing, rhymes, etc. at 10 a.m.

Clothing drop-off

Used Clothing drop site- the Beehive Adult Service Centre, 1119 Station St., Aylesford. These donations help support The Beehive & the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Volunteer opportunities

Community Living Alternatives Society is seeking volunteers who would like to make a contribution to the well being of people with intellectual disabilities who are living in communities throughout Kings County. Info, please call Brian Wolfe, Executive Director at 681-8920.

Jam sessions

Fridays Berwick Legion, 7 p.m. Spread the word.

Fridays at the Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. to midnight. $2 admission. Starting Sept 19.

Opportunity Shop

Open Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Greenwood Mall. Good used clothing at reasonable prices. All profits donated to local health organizations.

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