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• Historical Society Meeting - at 2 p.m. in the Wolfville Fire Hall. Guest speaker Dr. Julian Gwyn, speaking on the History of the N.S. Fruit Growers’ Association, which is nearing its 150 anniversary. Everyone welcome.
• Coffee House for Foreign Aid - Central Kings High School Beyond Borders club, are hosting a coffee house with entertainment and refreshments 7-9 p.m. All money raised will be used to purchase necessities for impoverished communities.
• Wilmot Garden Club -Melvern Square Community Hal. 7 p.m. Short business meeting followed by a discussion about entering exhibits in flower show. Info: www.wilmotgardenclub.net.
• Auditions – Will be held Feb. 21, 7:15-9 p.m. and Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m., for spring production at the Morfee Centre. Play will run for five performances in May. Rec or club pass needed if chosen.
• Illustrated Talk - Amis de Grand Pre present talks (in English) on two joyful Acadian winter festivities: Chandeleur (Candlemas) and MiCareme (Mid-Lent). Children welcome. 7:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kentville. Admission: food bank donation.
• Breakfast - All Saints' Church serving a full breakfast. All Saints' Church Hall, Pleasant Street, Kingston (turn west off Bridge Street) 8 a.m. Cost $ 7. Everyone welcome.
• Darts - Kentville Legion Mixed Doubles Dart Shoot. Registration 9:30 a.m., start time 10 a.m., $25 per team. Call 678-8935 to register. Cash prizes awarded based on number of teams.
• Orchid Show and Sale - 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Acadia University’s K.C. Irving Environmental Centre. Free admission and parking Sponsored by Wolfville Orchid Growers.
• Card Party - Cornwallis New Horizans Club Canning, 45’s Card Party at the Seniors Room, Canning Lions Hall. Registration 1 p.m., games start 1:30 p.m., admission $2. Prizes and refreshments, 50/50 tickets.
• Afternoon Tea – Hosted by the Lakeville WI. 2 to 4 p.m. Lakeville Hall. Fasions, song and stories celebrate 100 years of Women’s Institute in Nova Scotia. Free will offering to support Adelaide Hoodless and Erland Lee Homesteads.
• Opening - Salvation Army Kentville, opening celebration, 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Lots of entertainment and snacks. Learn about programs offered for all ages.
• Birthday Bash - H.A.R.T.'s fifth Birthday Bash Dance, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Music by Handsome Devil (classic and new rock). Veggie and meat chili, with dessert, $10 per person. Silent auction and raffles at the Berwick Fire Hall - 341-HART for more details.
• Hang Out Night – 7-9 p.m., White Rock Community Center (use the back lower entrance). $2 individual, $5 family. Social time with neighbors and friends, board games, table tennis, air hockey or Wii system available. Bring games, musical instruments as well. For more, call 542-3805 or www.whiterockhall.ednet.ns.ca/exercise1.html.
• Dinner and Auction - Friends of the Villages and West Kings Rink Assc. invite everyone to The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #098 in Kingston. Cordon bleu dinner, live auction followed by dancing to Route 12. $20 for the evening or you may purchase separate tickets to dinner $10 or dance $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. Quilt draw will be held. Tickets available at Greenwood Scotiabank or call Janet at 765-7707, Linda at 765-2564, Muriel at 765-8605 or Rose at 765-6322. Advace purchase of dinner tickets, but dance tickets may be purchased at the door.
• Dance - Kentville Legion Dance, 9:30 p.m. $6 per person. Music by Country Heat.
• Variety Show – 2-5 p.m. at the Kentville Legion. Admission $ 5, 50/50 draw, door prizes, canteen. Country Heat, Basil Davidson, Cy Brown Band and more. All proceeds for the Kinette Club of Kentville & District
• Country Music Show - 2 – 4 p.m. Berwick Legion. Featuring Graham Moorehead and Ruth Manning, with special guest Gordie Giles. $6.
• Praise Service – 7 p.m., at the Kingston Baptist Church, Main St, Kingston. Special music guests The Glorylanders. Time of fellowship and refreshments to follow. All welcome.
• Meeting - General meeting and election of directors, to be held at West Brooklyn Hall. Storm day March 4.
• Talent Show - African youth talent show. 6:30 p.m. Horton High School. Info: Lawrence Parker, 542-6075.
• Meeting - CFUW Wolfville meeting 7:15 p.m. Manning Memorial Chapel. Club night and fundraiser. Food bank donations will be collected. Refreshments will be served.
• Meeting – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coldbrook Lion’s Club. To discuss strategies to support affordable housing. $25, cash or cheque at the door. Register: 300-5266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Meeting - Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia monthly meeting. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beveridge Arts Centre, Room 235, Acadia University, Wolfville. Info session with occupational therapist. Contact: Lori Smith, 765-9108.
• Photography Lecture - 7:30 p.m., Room 10 Huggins Science Hall, Acadia University. Open to the public, 34th Annual Huggins Science Seminar, "Ocean Soul: A Story of Love, Discovery, and Hope," public lecture by Photographer and Photojournalist (National Geographic Magazine) Brian Skerry. Information contact Dr. Michael Stokesbury 585-1195 or Fax 585-1059
• Meeting - Northville Farm Heritage Centre annual general meeting at 7:30 p.m, in Heritage Hall. All are welcome to attend.
• Bottle Drive – Central Kings High School band students will be knocking on doors in Coldbrook and surrounding areas. Or drop off refundable bottles and cans at Coldbrook Foodland before noon.
• Meeting – Annual meeting of Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville. 2 p.m. Wolfville Ridge United Baptist Church, Ridge Road.
• Winter Frolic - Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Steadman Road. Sleigh rides, bonfire, drawing workshops held on the hour (beginners only, all materials supplied) and light refreshments. Freewill offering. Storm date: March 9.
• Hymn Sing - 7 p.m. Stoney Hill Baptist Church, Lockhartville. Special guest Brent Reid, Cornerstone Ministry. Lunch to follow.
• Crib Tournament - Forties Community Centre, New Ross. Doors open at noon. Registration: 12:30 p.m. Play: 1 p.m. $20 team. Canteen available. Info: 689-2147.
• Turkey Farmers of Nova Scotia - annual meeting 8 a.m. at the Old Orchard Inn Greenwich. Dinner banquet with chicken producers following the morning session. Pre-register with the board office before Feb. 8.
Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia events
Tuesdays until March 12 The Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia is offering a six-week after-school arts and crafts program. Free. Seven spaces for children between the ages of six and 10 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder, one group leader and one support person to supervise. 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Aldershot Elementary School. Registration: Denise, 678-6709 or 670-8294.
Tuesdays until March 5 The Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia is offering music therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ages four to 11: 4 to 5 p.m. Ages 12 to 21: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free support provided for your child. Parents welcome, but not required to stay during the sessions. Kingston and District Elementary School. Registration: Brenda Johnson, 692-1662 or email@example.com
Wednesdays until Feb. 27 The Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia is offering yoga for students with Autism. Ages 12 and over. $3 per class. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. New Beginnings Centre, Greenwood. Instructor: Deb Arsenault. Registration: Kym Hume, 825-0559.
Every Friday night. Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick. 7 p.m.
Mondays Recreational Carpet Bowling, 1 p.m. Kentville New Horizons Club, 350 Main St. All over 50 welcome. No fee.
Monday evenings. Wii bowling, Forties Community Centre, New Ross. Interested in joining or trying it for the first time? Info: Marsha, 689-2612.
Wednesdays Coldbrook and District Apple Valley Seniors meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. with a potluck every third Wednesday of the month. Games and a light lunch at the seniors' room of the lions' hall on South Bishop Road, Coldbrook.
Wednesdays Centreville 50 plus association, 1:30 p.m. at the community hall. Bring a friend.
Wednesdays Minas Fifty Plus Seniors Club. New Minas fire hall, 1 p.m. Fun, games and light lunch. Monthly potluck first week at noon. New members welcome. Info: Anita, 678-6741.
Wednesdays Card Parties (both 45’s and cribbage) at the Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 7-9 p.m., starting Nov. 7.
Wednesdays Kingston Area Seniors Association meets the second Wednesday of each month. 10 a.m. Kingston branch 98 Royal Canadian Legion. Fun day (cards and games) every second and fourth Friday, 1 p.m. Info: Barb Hildebrand, 765-2513.
Wednesdays The Canning and District New Horizons Seniors meet at the Canning Lions' hall, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Come for cards, games and social, light lunch, monthly potluck. New members welcome. Info: Rose, 582-7346; Gladys, 678-2030.
Wednesdays and Thursdays New Horizons Seniors Club, 350 Main St., Kentville. Club opens at noon for recreational activities such as cards, carpet bowling, Wii, crokinole, many others. Members and friends welcome.
Thursdays Open House 1 pm for the over 50s, Kentville New Horizons Club, 350 Main St. Games: Auction 45, Cribbage, Crockinole, Skip-Bo. Refreshments.
Fridays Kingston Area Seniors Association, guest welcome on the second and forth Friday of the month for fun days $2. Games, cards, friendly talks and light refreshments
Saturdays Kentville Seniors New Horizon Club, 350 Main St. Drop in at 1:30 p.m. and join the club, enjoy refreshments and prizes. $2 proceeds for general fund. First and third Saturday of every month.
Mondays Tops, Canning meets every Monday night at the Canning United Baptist Church, North Avenue. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., meeting at 6.15 p.m. New members welcome. Info: Heather, 582-3012.
Mondays Bereavement Support Group for Adults will be offered throughout the year, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Western Kings Health Centre, 121 Orchard St., Berwick. Call 670-2078 to register.
Mondays Toastmasters Club of Kentville meets at the K.C. Irving Centre Boardroom, Acadia, 6:30-8 p.m. Improve personal communication, leadership or coaching skills. Judy at 681-4643 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Tuesdays 7 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, Eastern Kings Memorial Health Centre, Wolfville. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Info: Betty, 670-6683.
Tuesdays Toastmasters Club meets at the Air Commodore Birchall Centre, Building 221, Greenwood, 6:15-8 p.m. every Tuesday. All welcome. email@example.com or Edie Murray, 665-2397.
First Wednesday of each month the Kings County Photo Club meets in the room A106 of the Nova Scotia Community College Kingstec Campus, 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome, from novice to expert.
Second Wednesday of each month (September to June) The Kings County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support and Education Group, Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre, Wolfville. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Confidential and relaxed setting. New members.
Second Wednesday of each month, Valley Circle of Friends Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group meets at EKM Community Health Centre, Wolfville, 7 p.m. For anyone and their families who experienced a loss, whether recent or long ago.
Last Wednesday of each month White Rock Community Centre, 7 p.m. No meeting July or December. 542-7410.
Second Wednesday of each month Kingston Area Seniors Association general meeting, 10 a.m. at the Kingston Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Basic membership is $10. Info: Fred (363-2406).
Third Wednesday of each month, new cancer support group for women with or recovering from any cancer. 538-3374 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets at 9:30 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, Aldershot (new location beginning Sept. 6). New members welcome. See what we have to offer in the form of encouragement and motivation, with no obligation to join. Info: Audrey, 679-0749 or Robert, 375-2183.
Thursdays Valley Pride weekly meetings. Call David (825-3197) for directions.
Second Thursday of each month, except July and August, Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists meet at Greenwich fire hall. 7 p.m.
Sundays Mid-Valley Al-Anon Family Group. Multi-purpose room Berwick town hall, 236 Commercial St., 7:30 p.m.
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 kms from a library branch, or who are physically unable to reach one. Great for seniors, caregivers, homeschoolers, 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 email@example.com
Saturdays Wolfville Farmers' Market, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. DeWolfe Building, Elm Street, Wolfville. www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.com]
Friday night fun night Country and western music downstairs, Kentville legion. Member and guests welcome, no admission. 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Wednesdays Black Rock Culture and Recreation Centre. Canteen. $2 admission.
Wednesdays - 7 p.m., Brickton Community Hall, 12062 Hwy # 1. Admission $2, includes refreshments. Info: 765-6821 or 665-2073.
Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Stoney Hill Baptist Church, Lockhartville. Refreshments. Free will offering.
Thursdays United Church vestry, Kingsport. 7 p.m. Info: 542-0888.
Thursdays Cambridge Community Centre. 7 p.m. Bring the talent or come to enjoy the music. Bring your favorite treats and sweets for a lunch. Free coffee and tea. Admission: freewill
Every first and third Saturday Gospel jam, United church vestry, Kingsport. 2 to 4 p.m. Info: Eugene, 582-7283.
Fridays 7:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville.
Are you currently unemployed? We offer employment counselling services for people with disabilities. Call Community Inc., 679-7469.
Mondays at theNew Minas Volunteer Fire Department
Wednesdays merchandise bingo, Meadowview Development Centre, Brooklyn Street, Kentville. Games start at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday nights Forties Community Centre, New Ross. 7:30 p.m. 1/2 take games.
The second and fourth Friday of every month. Kentville New Horizons Seniors Club, 350 Main St. Club opens at 1 p.m. for 1:30 p.m. Prizes and refreshments, $2.
Thursdays Merchandise Bingo, West Brooklyn Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., mini games start at 6:45, regular games at 7:45 p.m. Giant bingo the last Saturday of each month. Doors open 11 a.m., mini games start at 12:45.
Fridays at theNew Minas Volunteer Fire Department
Quilt, sew, knit
Mondays “Stitchn Time” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a day of quilting, rug hooking, knitting. Bring your lunch and a mug. Berwick Legion. $2. Proceeds to legion. Info: 670-8608 or 678-4472.
Tuesdays Time For All Things Community charity group meets the second and fourth Tuesday monthly at the South Berwick Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All welcome to tie quilts, sew, knit, bring your project. All items for local charities. Sponsored by Kings West Women's Institutes. Info: Thelma 538-8757.
First Saturday of each month. Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual dance at Middleton Lions
Mondays Cribbage, Coldbrook Community Heritage Hall, Lovett Road, Coldbrook, 7 p.m.
Mondays Cambridge Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Auction 45s. Admission, $2.
Mondays Forties Community Centre, New Ross. Beginning Oct. 1. 7:30 p.m., lunch served.
Tuesdays White Rock Community Hall card parties, continuing until April 23. 7:30 p.m. 45s. $3 admission. Lunch provided. Prizes.
Tuesdays Cribbage, Berwick legion. 7 p.m.
Tuesdays Hall's Harbour fire hall. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays South Berwick Community Club card parties. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays Nicholsville, auction 45s at 8 p.m. 413 Victoria Road, Nicholsville. Everyone welcome.
Wednesdays 45s card party, Somerset Hall Community. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays Starting Nov. 7,45s and cribbage from7 to 9 p.m. Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 1158 Steadman Rd. Refreshments. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 670-9504.
Wednesdays Cribbage at Berwick Lions’ hall. 7 p.m.
Thursdays Aylesford East Community Centre. 8 p.m. Admission $2.
Fridays 7:30 p.m. $2. Prizes and refreshments, 50/50 draw. Coldbrook Lions Hall, South Bishop Road.
Saturdays Kentville New Horizons Seniors Club, 350 Main St., Kentville. First and third Saturday of every month. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. Admission: $2.
Parents and tots
Tuesday mornings Playgroup at Port Williams Baptist Church.10:30 a.m. to noon. Free, non-structured playtime for parents/caregivers and children from birth to age 4. Info: email@example.com
Friday mornings 9 to 11 a.m. Introduce co-operative play, creative arts, encouraging a love for books. Ocean Spirit Studio, Canning. Book loan program. Info: 582-3089.
Saturdays Yard sale at St. James' Anglican Church Hall, Kentville, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Proceeds for mission trip. New items weekly
Sundays Canning Lions' hall. Free tea and coffee to sellers. Tables: $5. Info: Don Margeson 678-5525.
At the library
Wednesdays Berwick library tots' story time, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Share the fun and adventure of reading by enjoying rhymes, song and books with other children. Free. Info: 538-4030.
Wednesdays and Saturdays White Rock Community Association 10:30 to 11:30 White Rock Hall. $2. Proceeds to help cost of lights and heat for the hall. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: Pat 542-2730 or www.whiterockhall.ednet.ns.ca
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 to 4 p.m., on thefirst and third Tuesday of each month. Contact Jennifer, 681-8239, Alice, 678-3570, or Barb, 542-0599.
Used clothing drop site - the Beehive Adult Service Centre, 1119 Station St., Aylesford. These donations support the Beehive and the Canadian Diabetes Association.
The VON Annapolis Valley District volunteers assist with the community support programs helping seniors, the adult day program, meals on wheels, foot clinics and the safety check-in programs. Call 1-800-411-9646 or 678-1733.
The Kings County SPCA needs your time, talents and caring. 538-9075 or www.kingsspca.com.
Volunteer with VON to pack meals for Meals On Wheels at the Valley Regional Hospital, three days per month, for 1.5 hours per day. Volunteers also needed to deliver meals in the Kentville/New Minas area. Call 1-800-411-9646.
Horton Community Hall Call 542-3150 and leave a message.
Meadowview Development Community Hall is available for bookings. 680-0988.
Lions' hall River Street, Kentville. Available for parties, meetings, receptions, etc. Info: Richard Lomond, 679-4899.
The Rebekah Hall Cottage Street, Berwick. Call Julie, 538-7762. Good for birthdays and smaller gatherings.
Hardwood Lake Girl Guide Camp accepts non-Guiding bookings: teams, family reunions, youth groups, subdivision getaways. Lake Paul, Kings County. Lodge, cottage, tent sites, lifeguards onsite in season, sandy beach, canoes, rowboats, hiking available. Sara, 538-9191.
The Multi-Addiction Centre is available for meetings in an alcohol- and drug-free environment. Info: Dale or Kathleen Veinot, 765-8709.
Kingsport Community Hall available for rent at reasonable rates. Full kitchen facilities. Info: 582-2481.
Sundays Valley Arm Wrestling Club practice, 2 p.m. Fitness Experience Gym, 65 School St., Middleton. $2 drop-in covers use of gym facilities. All ages and abilities welcome. Info: Shawn Ross, 760-1544 or email@example.com . www.novascotiaarmwrestling.com
Third Saturday of each month, Coldbrook Lions, 8 -11 a.m., 1416 South Bishop Rd. Freewill offering. All you can eat.
Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. Baby & Me: Parents with infants (birth to walking) share information and support. Infant rhyme time is offered. Childcare is available for siblings. Free. Info: 678-5760.
Wednesdays 1- 2 p.m. Tots ‘n’ Tales. For children aged three to five years and parent or caregiver. Childcare is available for siblings. Sing songs and move to music, listen to stories and make crafts. Free. Info: 678-5760.
Tuesdays from Jan. 22 - May 28, 6-8 p.m., Sobeys GreenwoodSocial Group for teenagers with Autism. Ages 12-19, will accept 20 and 21 year olds if you are still in high school. For more information, please call Karen 765-3502.
Wednesdays Free community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Beginnings Centre, 1151 Bridge St., Greenwood. Also free clothes available. Sponsored by the Open Hand.
Every Friday, 4 p.m., at the Berwick Legion, with music, listen or join in. Call 538-9340 or 538-3542
Mondays at the Kingston Baptist Church. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Games, drama, music, Bible and more.
Every Monday night, the King's Community Concert Band rehearses, 7 to 9 p.m., in the recreation centre of the New Minas Baptist Church. The band, which does both parades and concert performances, is looking to expand and is inviting interested musicians to check it out.