Updated March 7, 2014
March 7-11 The Yarmouth Curling Club is hosting the Nova Scotia mixed curling championships. The public is invited to come and see some of the best curlers in the province compete for the right to represent the province in North Bay, Ontario, next year at the Canadian championships. For more info: 742-2161 or www.yarmouthcurlingclub.com
World Day of Prayer
March 7 World Day of Prayer will be held at Beacon United Church Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. This year’s program, Streams in the Desert, focuses on Egypt. Informed prayers, readings, music, ecumenical fellowship.
March 7 A country music dance will be held at Club Acadien, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Friday, March 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission: $5.
March 8 A community breakfast will be held at Twin Village Social Club, Amirault’s Hill, Saturday, March 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. $6 for adults, $2 for children. Proceeds for the club.
Garden club meeting
March 8 The Yarmouth Garden Club will meet Saturday, March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Nova Scotia Community College Burridge Campus. Program: photo contest results. Judge: Sue Hutchins. New members welcome.
Rappie pie take-out
March 8 A rappie pie take-out sale will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155 in Wedgeport Saturday, March 8, from 4 p.m. until sold out. This is a fundraiser for the legion.
March 8 The West Pubnico Fire Department will hold a turkey supper Saturday, March 8, at the fire hall in West Pubnico. Time: 6 p.m. Price: $13.50 per plate. Proceeds for fire department equipment.
March 9 There will be an afternoon of tea, served with apple pie and ice cream, Sunday, March 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Club Acadien, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau. Live music by Duke Greene, Hubert d’Eon and Ray Pothier. $5 per person. For more info: 648-2203 (Club Acadien) or 648-2870.
March 10 The regular monthly meeting of Knights of Columbus 8988 will be held March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Knights’ hall in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau.
March break at Firefighters Museum
Visit the Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia for free during the week of the March break (March 10-14). Free admission for all ages.
March 10 The next meeting of the Seafest Association will be held Monday, March 10, at the Grand Hotel at 6 p.m. Organizers invite people to attend if they’re interested in exploring the 2014 Seafest theme of Seashells and Sandcastles.
Taize prayer service
March 10 A Taize prayer service will be held Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Jubilee Room, St. Ambrose Cathedral. This ecumenical service is open to everyone. More info: Marilyn Moore (881-2107).
Knights 2181 meeting
March 11 Knights of Columbus 2181 will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 11, at Columbus Club (10 Collins St., Yarmouth). 5:30 p.m. executive meeting. 6:30 p.m. supper 7:30 p.m. meeting.
Operation Cat SNIP meeting
March 13 Operation Cat SNIP Society will hold its second annual general meeting Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the YMCA boardroom. All members are invited to attend.
St. Patrick’s stew
March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Irish stew will be served at the Knights of Columbus hall, 10 Collins St., Yarmouth, Friday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eat in or take out (in-town delivery). $8. Includes stew, biscuits, Irish soda bread, dessert and beverage. For orders, tickets or information, call 742-3368. Sponsored by Leif Erikson Chapter of IODE, Yarmouth.
St. Patrick’s party
March 15 A St. Patrick’s party featuring music by Pendulum will be held at Rudder’s (upstairs) Saturday, March 15, from 9 p.m. to midnight. For persons 19 years and over. Tickets: $10. Prizes awarded for wackiest outfit. Proceeds for Coal Shed Music Festival. Contact: Phil DeMille (742-3368).
March 15 A dance with music by Crossborder will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155 in Wedgeport Saturday, March 15, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission: $8.
March 15 A country music dance will be held at the Yarmouth legion hall Saturday, March 15, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
March 16 Knights of Columbus 2181 will hold their monthly community breakfast Sunday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Knights’ hall (10 Collins St., Yarmouth). Adults: $7. Children 12-and-under: $3.50.
BUST a MOVE auction
March 16 A fundraiser auction for BUST a MOVE will be held Sunday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Ohio community hall. Money will go towards the fifth and last BUST a MOVE event in Halifax taking place March 22. This is for the completion of the breast health centre in Halifax. Vendors will be selling products and are contributing to the auction. Organizers are looking for new items, coupons, certificates etc.
Roast beef supper
March 16 A roast beef supper – a fundraiser for Fidelis House in Kentville – will be held at the Yarmouth Lions Club hall March 16, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any Yarmouth Lions Club member. More info: 742-5211.
Festival du Bon temps
March 16-23 The Festival du Bon temps Par-en-Bas will be held March 16-23. Various activities, including community suppers, musical entertainment, a visual arts exhibit, a day for seniors, a day for children and more. For the festival schedule and for tickets, visit www.capeb.ca or contact Sally Kenney (648-2253). Visit Conseil acadien de Par-en-Bas on Facebook.
Look Good Feel Better
March 17 Free workshop, helping women deal with the appearance-related effects of cancer. Yarmouth hospital, cancer centre. Building C (old hospital), fourth floor. Monday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration required. Call 749-1523 or 1-866-524-1234.
Breast cancer support
March 17 The breast cancer support group will resume March17 at 7 p.m. in the Sobeys community room, Starrs Road. Guest speaker: Tracy Lusk, district coordinator, southwest, Canadian Cancer Society. For more info: phone Edie d'Entremont (742-4176) or Ellen Pothier (648-3281).
Spring skating registration
March 18 Yarmouth Skating Club will hold registration for their spring school session starting March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mariners Centre. Registration also will take place March 20, 25 and 27 (same location and times). The spring session will start April 4. The club has two more coaches – Candina Doucette and Heidi Clattenburg – joining Megan Long for spring school. The club also will be offering a power-skating session with coach Long. Visit www.yarmouthskatingclub.com for more information.
March 21 An evening of country music and dance will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 hall in Yarmouth March 21 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Music by: Gerard LeBlanc, Dave Bishara, Melvin Cottreau, Danny MacKenzie, Robin Dellinger, Gary Greene. $5 per person. Proceeds for Children’s Wish Foundation.
March 22 Seniors Kickin’ Country will hold a yard sale and bake sale at Beacon Church Saturday, March 22, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Proceeds to be used for ongoing projects. More info: Dora Amirault (648-2024).
Pie/baked goods auction
March 22 The Central Chebogue United Baptist Church Heritage Society will be having a pie/baked goods auction Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the church vestry.
March 23 The Wedgeport & District Fire Department semi-annual full breakfast will be held Sunday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Price: $6 per person or $14 for family with children 10 years of age and under.
Seafood chowder lunch
March 28 The Yarmouth Lions Club will hold a seafood chowder lunch March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seafood chowder: $7 per bowl; fish chowder: $6. Eat in or take out. For in-town delivery call 742-2551. Proceeds toward community projects.
FSNA annual meeting
March 28 FSNA (Shelburne-Yarmouth-Clare branch) will hold its annual general meeting Friday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Yarmouth legion hall. Annual reports and election of officers. Info: Les Silver (742-9401).
Ham/beans/scalloped potato super
March 29 A ham, beans and scalloped potato supper will be held at the Forest Glen Community Centre Saturday, March 29, at 4 p.m. Adults: $10 a plate. Children: $5 a plate. Meal includes rolls, tea/coffee and choice of desserts.
Baked bean supper
March 29 A baked bean supper will be held at the South Ohio Community Centre March 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Home baked beans, hotdogs, brown bread, desserts. Adults: $7. Children: $4.
March 29 Sixth annual dance for St. Vincent de Paul charity will be held at the West Pubnico legion hall March 29 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $10 per person. 19 years and older. Music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s by DJ Ken.
Family fun fair
April 5 A family fun fair will be held the Yarmouth Lions Club hall on Parade Street. Children’s games, bake table, yard sale, Chinese and pie auctions. Proceeds go to the Yarmouth County Hospice Society.
Purses for Wishes
April 5 The Children's Wish Foundation will hold their Purses for Wishes Sale Saturday, April 5, at Comfort Inn. Sale will start at 2 p.m. Over 500 purses to choose from. Door prize.
April 12 Easter Shopping Extravaganza will be held Saturday, April 12, at Rodd Grand Hotel, from 5 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales on Easter basket will go to SHYFT.
There is a soup kitchen every second Thursday of the month at the Temple annex, 5 Bond St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.
Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Lake George fire hall. Proceeds to build extension on fire hall. The Chase the Ace game is rising steadily.
Fitness classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays at Marian Hall, Albert Street (next to St. Ambrose Parish Centre). Monday – 11 a.m. Qigong (ancient form of self-healing); 11:30 Dusty Sneakers (chair stretching/strength); 12:10 p.m. yoga (slower paced, focus on deeper poses and core strength). Wednesday – 10 a.m. Qigong; 10:50 Dusty Sneakers (stretching/strength/cardio); 11:45 yoga (flow class, followed by core/abs). These are drop-in classes. No registration fee. Donations appreciated. More info: Cindy Robicheau (firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook group: Cinergy)
Boot Camp fitness
Burridge Boot Camp fitness session (cardio, strength, abs) is held Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Burridge gym in Yarmouth. Drop-in class. $5 for adults, $2 for students. Contact: Cindy Robicheau.
Knights of Columbus 2181 holds community lunches Tuesdays at Columbus Club, 10 Collins St., Yarmouth, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
TOPS NS 5293 Yarmouth, meets Thursdays 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Beacon United Church. 25 Beacon St.
Info: 748-0168. New and returning members welcome.
The VON caregiver support group meets monthly, on the third Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the VON boardroom at 55 Starrs Rd. in Yarmouth. New members welcome. For further information contact Derrick Babin or Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc at 742-4512.
The VON bereavement support group meets monthly, on the fourth Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the VON boardroom at 55 Starrs Rd. in Yarmouth. New members welcome. For more info contact Derrick Babin or Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc (742-4512).
Yarmouth farmers market
The Yarmouth Farmers’ Community Market on Hawthorn Street across from the Colony is held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The seniors club in Temple annex, 5 Bond St. in Yarmouth, is open Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Games, tea, coffee. All seniors welcome.
Live & Learn
Education class for people living with the effects of stroke, heart attack, angina, and those at risk for heart disease and stroke is offered the fourth Monday of each month, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Informal, free, chance to learn more about cardiovascular disease. To register: call 742-3542, extension 1460.
Heart & stroke support
A heart and stroke support group meets the third Thursday of each month, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Yarmouth hospital. Informal, free. Opportunity for sharing, learning, friendship. Info: 742-3542, extension 1592.
Patchwork Pals, a non-profit quilting group, meets Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at Club Acadien, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau. Anyone interested in learning about quilting or wanting a social afternoon is welcome to join the group. Info: 648-2368.
Is food running your life? Consider Overeaters Anonymous. Meetings are Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Beacon Church, Yarmouth. Info: call 749-5244 or 742-3725.
Cancer help fund
The Gilles Boudreau and Friends Cancer Help Fund provides financial support for travel expenses to Yarmouth town and county residents receiving cancer treatments outside the Southwest Health district. Donations may be sent to 1355 Highway 1, Wellington B5A 5A5 or call 742-3381. Memorial donations may be made at any of the Yarmouth-area funeral homes. Income tax receipts available.
Meat cribbage nights at Club Lestantue in Pinkney’s Point are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Cost: $8, includes loonie jar and one meat package.
Vancouver Place Seniors Residence offers a free exercise program Wednesday mornings. Three openings available. Chair exercise. RSVP only: 740-6424 or 742-6060.
La Leche League
La Leche League meetings for those interested in breastfeeding are held the last Tuesday of every month. Info: call 742-3393 or email email@example.com.
People dropping off bottles at the Enviro Depot Bottle Exchange can support the Memorial Club by asking to have the money for the bottles put into an account at the depot that was started for the club.
Program for moms, babies
The Baby & Me group meets in the Superstore community room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday. Moms, babies and family members are welcome to attend, to share and to learn from one another. Info: 742-7141.
Recovery International is a support group that provides coping techniques for persons struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and other mental disorders. Meetings are on Mondays (except holidays) at 7 p.m., 32 Cliff St., at the rear of Vaughan Square, at the top of the ramp. Call Dot Jacquard (742-6335, cell 749-8629).
Yarmouth Life Skills accepts bottle donations. Drop them off at 15 Hawthorn St. or they can be picked up in Yarmouth area. Yarmouth Life Skills also will shred personal documents for a donation. Drop them off at 15 Hawthorn St. or, if in the Yarmouth area, they can be picked up.
Legion Branch 61 events
Bingo every Sunday, doors open at 3 p.m. Darts every Monday night, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday night bingo, doors open at 4 p.m. Saturday night dances, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., members and guests welcome.
Juniper House donations
Juniper House accepts donations of clothing and household items. Info: 742-8689.