Lots happening between now and new year
© Scott Veinot
Middleton's Christmas tree lighting takes place on December 6.
Annapolis County Events space is provided for local non-profit organizations. Space is limited to about 25 words. There is no guarantee that notices will be printed. Contact 825-3457, fax 825-6707, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop them off at 87 Commercial Street, Middleton. Deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m.
Until December 17 A Teen Social Group for ages 12 to 19 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. (Also ages 20+ if they are still enrolled in high school.) On Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Greenwood (location TBA). Contacts: Karen at 765-3502; email@example.com or A.V. Chapter of Autism N.S. at 375-3031; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Begins November 24 Bridgetown Lions Christmas Wreath campaign begins November 24. For information and sales please contact Peggy Foley 902-665-4314.
Lions’ Tree Sale
Until December 24 Annapolis Royal Lions Club annual Christmas Tree Sales Project daily until December 24, or until trees last, at Annapolis Royal Home Hardware. Hours are Mon. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sun. from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds go toward Lions’ Club charity activities.
December 4 Monthly meeting of the Clements Historical Society starts at 2 p.m. at the Legion in Clementsport. Local genealogist and historian, Denise Rice, speaks on her new book, The Churches of Annapolis County. Our 2014 Calendar will be available. Refreshments will be served.
December 4, 5 & 6 École Rose-des-Vents invites everyone to its’ Scholastic Book Fair in the school library. It’s not easy to find French books in the area so do not miss this great opportunity. Hours: Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Info: 765-7100
December 5 Annual Ticket Auction of the Catholic Women's League of St Monica's at the parish hall, Connaught Ave., Middleton. Doors open at 2 p.m., draws start at 7 p.m. Also canteen, bake table & raffles. All proceeds go back to the community.
December 6 Ceremony at Centennial Park in Middleton from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Followed by a free community skate at 8:00 p.m.
December 6 Free family skate at the Credit Union Centre in Kingston, 5 to 7 p.m. Also hot chili, jimmy dogs, popcorn, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, a visit from Santa, balloon animals, wagon rides. Please bring a generous food bank donation. Also Efficiency N.S> LED light exchange. Info: email@example.com
December 6, 7 & 8 A Victorian Christmas is the O'Dell House Museum's (Annapolis Royal) annual celebration of the simplicity and beauty of Christmas in the 1870s. Join us for carols, cookies and hot mulled cider. Admission is a donation. Hours are 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 6 & 7 and 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 8.
December 7 At the Middleton Curling Club on 6 King St., 8 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, baked beans and toast for a free will offering. Also join in the Christmas Fete with our craft ticket auction and bake table.
Breakfast With Santa
December 7 At Three Rivers Community Centre, 41 Messenger Road, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free will offering. For more info, call Cynthia at 765-8724.
December 7 The 1st Digby Pathfinders & Efficiency Nova Scotia is offering the ‘LED Holiday Light Exchange’ Join us at the Bear River Fire Hall, 6 to 8 p.m. to receive a set of energy efficiency LED holiday lights in exchange for two sets of your old holiday lights.
December 7 Annapolis Royal Fire Dept. Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Craft Market at the Fire Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 45 vendors present. Admission is $2.
Christmas Tea & Sale
December 7 At the United Church in Kingston, 2 to 4 p.m. A delightful selection of sandwiches and festive sweets as well as a bake table, crafts, jams, pickles. Free will donation at the door.
December 7 Annual community Christmas potluck supper at Centrelea Community Hall, 5 to 7 p.m. Bring your favourite family casserole, salad, or dessert. Enjoy delicious food and great company. Also treat bags for the children and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus. All welcome.
Bear River Tree Lighting
December 7 At the bear River Fire Hall at 7 p.m. Also cookies, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa with treats for the kids. Sponsored by the Bear River Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.
December 7 The Brickton Community Hall is hosting a Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Admission is free will offering plus a food bank. item Hope to see you there.
Decembert 7 At St. John's United Church, Middleton at 8 p.m. The Middleton Choral Society is directed by Maureen MacLean, accompanied by Elizabeth Harwood. Enjoy seasonal choral numbers as well as individual vocal and instrumental selections, both religious and secular. The program concludes with a carol sing-along. A freewill offering will be taken.
December 7 Annapolis Royal Lions Club in partnership with Kings Theatre is hosting their annual Christmas family children’s movie, Polar Express. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. with movie starting at 10.30 a.m. After the movie, meet Santa Clause in the lobby. His Lion elves will handout treats. In order to accommodate as many children as possible, we recommend that adults limit themselves to two per family. Info: Peter @ 532-2846
December 7 Annual Quiche and Salad Luncheon and Christmas Bake Sale at Emmanuel Church 37 Gates Ave, Middleton, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon $ 6. Miracles Christian Store from Bayer's Lake will be in attendance featuring more Christmas gift selections along with our own special Christmas Baking and Gift Baskets. For info: call Sally @825-3087 or Shirley @ 242-2025.
December 7 Calendar Boxes workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bridgetown and Area Library. Learn to make kirigami boxes from old calendar pages. These boxes are perfect for small gifts or candy. If you have any old calendars with colourful pictures bring them along. Also bring scissors and a straight edge if you have them. (Adults)
Breakfast with Santa
December 7 At the Inglisville Community Hall, 8 to 10 a.m. Enjoy bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, tea, coffee, juice. Free will offering. (Storm date: Dec. 14)
December 7 Spa Springs Women’s Institute annual Christmas Coffee Party at Parker Hall, Victoria Vale. Doors open at 10 a.m. and goes to 11:30 a.m. Find that special gift at the craft table, also bake table, grab bags, and tickets on raffle(s). Free will offering for coffee party with the yearly favorites.
December 8 Annapolis Voices perform their Christmas choral concert “Winter's Dream.” Directed by Deirdre Morrell-Ormerod, with accompanist Elizabeth Harwood and guest instrumentalists. The Annapolis Troublemakers will make a guest appearance. Starts at 3 p.m. in St. George & St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal. Tickets ($15) are available from choir members or Gordon Hepburn at 532-0263.
December 8 Christmas Concert featuring Old Country, Robbie Jamieson and Country Harmony on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Inglisville Baptist Church. All Welcome.
December 8 Spend the evening touring four homes and the Kingston United Church. All decked out in the finest Christmas style, 6 to 10 p.m. Refreshments served at the Church. Tickets are $10 each. Ph: 765-6821
December 8 Concert and Carol Sing with the Lawrencetown Male Choir perform at First United Baptist Church in Annapolis Royal, at 7 p.m. Proceeds will be shared between the Lawrencetown Male Choir and Christmas Daddies.
Christmas Hymn Sing
December 8 At the Christian Fellowship Centre in Wilmot, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by folks from our congregation performing solos, duets, quartets as well as selections from our choir. All welcome. Refreshments to follow.
December 9-17 ‘Angels and Angel Art’ on display at Macdonald Museum, Middleton. Come see angel ornaments as well as angel art created by Valley school children. Info: 825-6116.
Christmas House Tour
December 11 Join us for a pleasant evening touring five beautiful homes in the Bridgetown area, with refreshments and treats at each. Also an opportunity to win amazing door prizes. Runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 with all proceeds to the BRHS Volunteer trip to Ecuador where they will partner with Me to We to work in a developing community. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; 532-2782
Christmas Fun For Kids
December 13 Christmas Fun For Kids from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgetown and Area Library. Kids, get in the Christmas spirit with a fun hour of Christmas crafts at the library. Make your own shiny beaded Christmas Tree ornaments and enjoy some snacks too. (Ages 6 - 11)
True Spirit Nativity
December 13 & 14 Find the true spirit of Christmas at the beautiful display of Nativity Sets at St. Luke's Church, Annapolis Royal on Friday, Dec. 13 from 7 to 8.30 p.m. with hot cider, punch and Christmas cookies, and on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a Christmas afternoon tea.
December 13 By Kings Chorale Children’s Chorus and Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs at Middleton Baptist Church at 7 p.m. These talented young artists will light up the holiday season and stir the hearts of everyone. Tickets are $10 for adults/seniors and $5 for students. Purchase in advance from the choristers or at the door.
Free Festival Flick
December 13 Get your Christmas themed blankets out, put on some red and green then come to the AEES gym at 7 p.m. for a free showing of Home Alone. Pillows recommended, but leave chairs at home.
December 14 Holiday Dance at Rebekah Hall in Bear River, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $12. Must be 19 years or older. Food catered by Magoo’s Café.
Breakfast With Santa
December 14 Community Breakfast with Santa at Foresters Hall in Clementsvale, 8 to 10 a.m. The menu will be bacon, eggs, baked beans, pancakes, hashbrowns, fruit, toast, tea, coffee & juice. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12-5, and free for children under 5.
December 14 At All Saint’s Anglican Church on Pleasant St., Kingston, 8 to 10 a.m. Menu of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, hash browns and toast for $7. All welcome.
December 14 All Saint’s Anglican Church, Kingston, will be serving a full breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. at All Saints’ Anglican Church Hall, Pleasant Street, Kingston (turn west off Bridge Street). Cost: $ 7. Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, hash browns, toast, juice, tea & coffee. All are welcome.
December 14 The Lawrencetown United Baptist Church will hold their Community Christmas Party starting at 6:30 p.m. This is a fun time with songs, skits and food.
Dance & Potluck
December 14 Dance & Potluck at the Legion in Bear River. Pot Luck is 6 to 8 p.m. Then dance to live ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s music from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Also door prizes, ticket auction, 50/50 draw and open bar. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets are limited. For advance tickets call Debbie at 250-0053 or 467-0336, or Michelle at 467-0176. Fundraiser towards a new roof for the BREDS building.
December 15 Lawrencetown Male Choir, accompanied and directed by Carole Baltzer, presents its annual Christmas concert of readings and carols in Lawrencetown United Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the church hall.
Carol Sing & Reading
December 15 Join us at the Old Holy Trinity Church for an old fashion carol sing and readings from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for a free will offering. Featuring Frank Dobbin and Friends, Barbra MacEachern, and Rev. Canon Vaughan. The first half hour in the old church, so dress warm (bring a blanket/wrap if you wish), then we move to the new church. Enjoy bot chocolate, apple cider and cookies.
Food Bank Fundraiser
December 15 Come support the Upper Room Food Bank at Lions Club in Kingston, 2 to 4 p.m. Music by Chris Palmer and Friends, featuring performances by Sonlight, Hughie McDonnell, Gina Potvin & Left of Center. Freewill offering at the door. Also a silent auction, canteen and 50/50 ticket sales. All funds in support of the Upper Room Food Bank.
December 15 The Lawrencetown United Baptist Church Choir will provide a musical presentation at our 11 a.m. worship service.
Lawrencetown Male Choir
December 15 The Lawrencetown Male Choir will present their Christmas Concert at the Lawrencetown United Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments to follow the service.
Granville Sewing Bees
December 16 Bi-monthly meeting of the Granville Sewing Bees held at the hall weather permitting. New and experienced quilters welcome. Free. Granville Centre Community Hall, 5650 Highway 1. Monday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Knit At The Library
December 17 Knit At The Library at 2 p.m. at the Bridgetown and Area Library. No matter if you're novice or pro, come and knit at the library with others who share the pleasure of needles and yarn.
New Year's Eve
December 31 Party at Clementsport Legion with Focus & Jester 7, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $15 a person with meal included. Tickets are limited. Info: 638-3303.