Kings County events: April 29

Published on April 28, 2014


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April 30

• Luncheon -  Orchard Valley United Church, 130 Cornwallis Ave., New Minas. Soup and dessert. Noon to 1:15 p.m.

• Turkey Supper and Ladies Bazaar - St. James Anglican Church, Kentville. Baking, crafts, books and candy, 4:30-7 p.m. Adults $12, children under 12 $6, eat in or pick up. Tickets at the door or in advance by calling 678-3123


May 1

• Card Party - Somerset Community Hall 45's card party will resume at 7:30 p.m. Admission $2. Info: 538-8519


May 2

• International Café -  Orchards and Tides Room, Kings County building, Kentville. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Help newcomers, immigrants, locals connect. Hosted by Kings Volunteer Resource Centre.

• Spring Bingo - at the Lawrence Consolidated School at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. All books $5, 15 Games. No cash prizes will be awarded with the exception of the cookie jar and 50/50 draw.

• Historical Documentary -  Story of the Montague, first know ship to sink in the Canard River. 8 p.m., Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets: $13, at R.D. Chisholm’s and Box of Delights. Info: 678-6237 or


May 3

• Country Breakfast -  Black Rock Community Centre. 8 to 10 a.m. Freewill offering. Sponsored by the Jolly Workers Sewing Circle.

• Breakfast -  Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, 539 ALdershot Rd. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Freewill offering.

• Ticket Auction – at Grand View Manor, viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Draw starts at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are 20/$1. Canteen available. Proceeds for resident activities.

• Benefit Talent Show – 1-4 p.m. at the Meadowview Community Hall, Kentville. Musical talent, 50/50 and canteen available. Freewill offering. All proceeds for hall up keep.

• Dessert Tea and Ticket Auction – 2-4 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Middle School cafeteria, Kingston. $5 includes a plate of assorted desserts and musical entertainment. 20 tickets for $1. Information or to donate call (902)765-7570.

• Roast Beef Dinner - 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Centreville Community Hall. Tickets at the door,  adults $12, children under 12 $8.

• Breakfast - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 098, Kingston, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Goodwill offering.

Info: 902-765-4428

• Community Yard Sale – Gaspereau, also Steeple Café, at the church (rain date May 10), 8 a.m. to noon. Fundraiser for repairs to church steeple. Info: 542-2084

• Spring Tea and Sale - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas. Bake and craft tables. Freewill offering

• Cribbage Tournament - Kentville Legion, registration 12:30 p.m., play begins at 1 p.m. $30 per team, cash prizes.

• Benefit Auction - auction and entertainment at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick. Freewill offering to Jason Balsor and family. 

• Roast Beef Supper - 4:30- 6:30 p.m. at the

Melanson Community Hall. Adults $12, children under 12 $5. Proceeds going to the Wallbrook Mountain Church.

• Millville Hall - afternoon tea and silent auction, 2-4 p.m. Freewill offering for tea.

• Lion’s Breakfast – 7-10 a.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall, Hantsport. $6 per person, children 6-12 years $3, five and under free. Sponsored by the Hantsport & District Lion’s Club.

• Berwick Lions Breakfast -  8 to 10 a.m. 250 veterans Drive, Berwick. Freewill offering.

• Pork Loin Supper – at North Alton Hall, 4-6 p.m. Adults $12, children $6. Take-out available

• Remembering Velma -  Social. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wilmot Community Hall. CD in her honour available for purchase. Refreshments, live music. Info: Ralph, 538-7887.

• Teddy Bear Tea and Book Fair -  2 to 4 p.m. Woodville Baptist Church, Bligh Road. Display of teddy bears, free book, coffee, tea, sandwiches and sweets. Free will offering.

• Tea and Silent Auction -  Noon to 4 p.m. Millville Hall, 659 Victoria Rd., Aylesford. Freewill offering for tea.

• Crib Tournament -  Kentville Legion. Registration at 12:30 p.m. Play at 1 p.m. Upstairs. $20 per team.

• Indoor Sale  - Windermere Hall, south of Berwick. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission.

• Flea Market – Highland Seniors, New Minas. 8:30 a.m. Tables: $5. Canteen available. Info: 681-702.

• Dance -  Kentville Legion. 9:30 p.m. $6 per person, 19 and over. Bar and kitchen available. Music by Big Deal.


May 4

• Hymn Sing - 7 p.m. at the Hall's Harbour Baptist Church, featuring Murray Shaw, Harley Corkum and Jim Huntley. Fellowship to follow.

• Hymn Sing -  7 p.m., Stoney Hall Baptist Church, Lockhartville. Special guest, Valley Blue.

• Ballet - Soli Deo Gloria Ballet perform during the church service, 10 a.m., Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas.

• Benefit - for the Hiltz Family (Shelley, Daren, Cody and Kelcey) for medical expenses incurred as they fight to get Cody well, 1:30-5 p.m. at the Kentville Legion. Musical talent, 50/50 and auction. $5 per person

• Nickel Auction - Lockhartville Hall. Doors open at 12 p.m., draw at 2 p.m. Lots of new things, 50/50 draw, lunch, $2. Proceeds for Lockhartville Hall.

• Crib Tournament - Forties Community Centre, New Ross. Doors open at noon, registration 12:30 p.m., play starts 1 p.m. $20 per team. Canteen available. Info: 689-2147

• Ticket Auction – held by the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Viewing 12-2 p.m. at the Kentville Fire Hall. Canteen service provided.

• Ticket Auction -  Royal Canadian Legion, Canning. Viewing at 11 a.m. Draws at 1 p.m. Canteen.



May 6

  Meeting -  Wolfville and Area Newcomers’ Club annual general meeting. 7 p.m. doors open, meeting at 730 p.m. Wolfville Farmers’ Market building.


May 7

   Cemetery Clean-up – Burlington cemetery. Weather permitting. 6:30 p.m.


May 8

   Meeting -  Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists. 7 p.m., Greenwich Fire Hall.


May 9 and 10

   Quilt and Rug Hooking Show -  Centreville’s fifth annual event. May 9, 10 a.m. to 8p p.m. May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meals available. Centreville Baptist Church Murray Drive. Registratio:  May 7, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Info: Ann, 678-4472, or Sharon, 678-2836. Sponsored by Evening Workers Auxiliary.


May 10

   Breakfast -  Kentville Legion, River Street. 7:30 to 10 a.m. Adults: $6. Children 12 and under: $3.

• Ticket Auction -  Centreville Community Hall. Viewing: 9:30 a.m. Draws: Noon to 1 p.m. Tickets: 20 for $1. Sponsored by TOPS Centreville.

•  Dance -  Hawaiian dance night, Greenwich Fire Hall. Fundraiser for Relay for Life. Doors open at 8 p.m., music by Bandit begins at 9 p.m. Tickets; $10 per person. For advance tickets, call 698-3149.

•  Bible School –  VBS Day at Salvation Army, Nichols Avenue, Kentville. Ages six to 12. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch provided. $5. Register before May 2. Info: or 681-3057

• Dance -  Royal Canadian Legion, Canning. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by V-3. $5, ages 19 and over.

• Plant Sale – Black Rock Hall. 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds to Black Rock Trail Society.

• Tea and Sale -  Mother’s Day tea. 2 to 4 p.m. Canaan Community Hall, Canaan Mountain. Bake, craft, plant tables and door prize. Freewill offering to hall upkeep.

• Ticket Auction -  H.A.R.T. Mother’s Day auction. 9 a.m to 3 pm.. Aylesford Fire Hall. Door Prize, hot dogs, veggie dogs. Info: 341-HART.

• Breakfast -  All Saints’ Anglican Church Hall, Pleasant Street, Kingston. 8 to 10 a.m. $7.


May 11

•  Mother’s Day Dinner -  Kingston Lions Club. 4:30 to 6 p.m.  $15 at the door. All proceeds go to Kingston Arena renovaations. Info: 765-2128, or


May 12

•  Meeting -  Valley Gardeners Club – Room 2101, NSCC Kingstec., 7:30 p.m. Anne Hope will speak on Montreal International Mosaicultures.

May 14

•  Musical -  Canning Lions’ seventh annual seniors’ musical. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Lions Hall. Admission by donation to food bank. Door prizes, draws and refreshments.





Wednesdays Berwick Crib Club, 7 p.m., at the Berwick Lions Lions Hall, Apple Dome

Wednesdays Crib at the Windermere Hall; games begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesdays Crib games beginning at 7 p.m. in the Windermere Hall. All welcome.

Sundays darts in the Windermere Hall; games begin at 7 p.m. Names needed for the spare's list.



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.

Sundays - Flea Market Kentville Legion, 8 a.m. to noon. Admission $1, tables $5, call 678-8935


Support group

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.


Clothing drop-off

Used clothing drop site - the Beehive Adult Service Centre, 1119 Station St., Aylesford. These donations support the Beehive and the Canadian Diabetes Association.


Volunteers needed

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

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.



Coldbrook and District Lions Club Hall -  Call Marsha McGill, 538-1350 or 692-0579

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.

Wolfville & District Lions Hall accepts rentals, call for details, 679-7702.

Coldbrook Community Association Heritage Hall rentals call Darlene 681-6601

Seeking artifacts:

Randall House Museum, Wolfville, preparing an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the effects of the conflict on the Annapolis Valley communities. The museum is seeking artifacts: 542-9775 or


Arm-wrestling practice

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 .


Children’s programs

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.

Tuesday mornings Playgroup at Port Williams Baptist Church.10:30 a.m. to noon, restarting in September. Free, non-structured playtime for parents/caregivers and children from birth to age four. Info:

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.

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.


Youth group

Mondays at the Kingston Baptist Church. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Games, drama, music, Bible and more.







Mondays the King's Community Concert Band rehearses, 7 to 9 p.m., in the recreation centre of the New Minas Baptist Church.

Tuesdays Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus meet at 7 p.m. Bethany Memorial Baptist Church gym.  Aldershot Road. Male singers welcome to try out.


Seniors' groups

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 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: Art 365-5440

Wednesday afternoon social, 1-3 p.m., at the Louis Millet Complex Room 117. Admission $2, 50/50 draw, card and board games. Refreshments served.

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 Canning Baptist Church, North Ave. Weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 6:15 p.m. New members welcome. Info: Donna, 691-0214

Mondays Tops Wolfville meets at Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All welcome, Donna – 542-3831

Mondays Tops Centreville meets at Baptist Church, Murray Drive. Weigh-ins 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. Info: 538-9051.

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 meets at the Irving Study Hall, second floor, Acadia, 6:30-8 p.m. Improve personal communication, leadership or coaching skills. Judy at 681-4643 or for info

Tuesdays  Social group for ages 12-19 living with Autism Specturm Disorder diagnosis. Sobey’s Community Room, Greenwood, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: 375-3031 or

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.   Info: 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.

 Second Wednesday  of each month (September to June) Town and Country Quilters’ Guild. 7 p.m. Port Williams Community Centre. Monthly programs, workshops, charity quilting and more. All quilters welcome. Info: 542-5805.

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).

Thursdays TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets at 9:30 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, Aldershot. New members welcome. 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.

Third Thursday of each month. Cancer support group for women in Grafton. Info: Dorothy 538-3374 or

Third Thursday of each month, cancer support group for women with or recovering from any cancer., 538-3374

Thursdays Probus Club of Annapolis Valley meets the last Thursday of each month at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville. Association of active retirees to keep their minds active, expand interests and enjoy fellowship. Speakers each meeting, at 9:30 a.m.

Every other Saturday New Beginnings Christian Ministry, in Greenwood, invites men in the Central Valley area to the Men's Fellowship

Sundays Mid-Valley Al-Anon Family Group. Multi-purpose room Berwick town hall, 236 Commercial St., 7:30 p.m. 

Sundays Living Water Fellowship, 11 a.m. to noon at the Louis Millett Community Complex, Room 120 Commercial St New Minas.



Library Services

Books by mail Free service through the Annapolis Valley Regional Library for residents who live further than 10 kms from a library branch or are physically unable to reach one. Postage is paid for qualifying readers. 1-866-922-0229/

Specialty Games Night – at the Wolfville Library, every Thursday, 7 p.m. (upstairs). No cost. Under age 12, must be accompanied by adult.


Jam sessions

Tuesdays Jams, 7 p.m., at Windermere Hall Admission $2. Lunch at 8:30 p.m. 

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 Cambridge Community Centre. 7 p.m. Bring your favorite treats and sweets for a lunch. Free coffee and tea. Admission: freewill

Thursdays 7 p.m. Windemere Hall.  $2 admission. Lunch served.

Friday fun nightCountry and western music downstairs, Kentville legion. Member and guests welcome, no admission. 8-11:30 p.m.

Fridays Wolfville Legion Jam Session, admission $2. Proceeds to Legion. Call Vera 542-0501



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

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.

Every Second Tuesday Glorious Technicolor Knitters meet 1:30 to 3:30 pm. in Riverside Court, Webster St., Kentville

Card parties

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, 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 (except third Tuesday of month) at Morristown Community Centre, 1:30 p.m. $2

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 45s and cribbage from7 to 9 p.m. Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 1158 Steadman Rd. Refreshments. Info:

or 670-9504.

Wednesdays  Cribbage at Berwick Lions’ hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesdays Crib at Windermere Hall, 7 p.m. No partner needed.

Thursdays Aylesford East Community Centre. 8 p.m. Admission $2.

Wednesdays Card Parties (both 45s and cribbage) at the Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 7-9 p.m., starting Nov. 7.


Thursdays Windermere Hall. 45s card party, 7:30 p.m. $2. Lunch served.

Fridays Chase the Ace, Berwick Legion, $5, draw 7 p.m.; supper served 5-7 p.m., $5.

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.

Saturdays  Rebekah Hall, Cottage Street, Berwick. Card party starts at 7:30 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. $2.

Saturdays, 7 p.m., at the Louis Millet Complex, room 117, $2.