Hants County events

Published on October 1, 2009


Oct. 1

The West Hants Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the museum, located at 281 King St., on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Binnie Parsons speaking on oriental rugs. Lunch served.

Glow with Us

Oct. 1

On Thursday, Oct. 1 put colorful lights in your window. At 8 p.m. turn them on for the evening to show support for family and friend caregivers who often feel isolated and invisible. Light up your home or workplace to show appreciation for the valuable contributions caregivers make to their families and to society. For more information visit the website: www.caregiversNS.org

Free Workshop

Oct. 1

In the Windsor Regional Library at 2 p.m. Healthy Computers: learn how to keep your computer running at its best. This is followed by a question and answer Session. Pre-registration is recommended. For details call the library during open hours at 902-798-5424.

Gala and auction

Oct. 1

The Hants Community Hospital Auxiliary Society's "Party with a Purpose" gala and auction will be held Oct. 1, at the Woodshire Inn and Cocoa Pesto Bistro. Gala starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Scotia Bank on Water Street for $55. A wine reception with hors d'oeuvres. Guest auctioneer will be Scott Brison. The gala's proceeds will go towards the purchase of two wireless monitors.

Ghost Lecture

Oct. 1

A ghost lecture: “Victorian Death Rituals and A History of Hearses” will take place Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Kings County Museum in Kentville at 7 p.m. All manner of haunting facts will be revealed in the courtroom. Freewill offering to go towards the operation of the Kings County Museum. To learn more call the museum at 902-678-6237 or visit www.okcm.ca.


Oct. 2 and 3

Pied Piper, The Musical at the Windsor Royal Canadian Legion off of Wentworth Road, 7:30 p.m., delightful music, colorful costumes and a family-favorite story make for a musical production that will appeal to all ages. Tickets sold at the door; $15 for adults and $10 for children. This is not a dinner theatre as in previous years. However, delicious goodies will be available for purchase from the “Hamelin Bakery” during intermission. For information: 902-472-7229.

Pie sale

Oct. 2

An unbaked apple pies sale is taking place. Order by Friday, Oct. 2. Only 200 pies are going to be made. Cost: $6 each for regular pies, $7 for Splenda added pies. Call: Brooklyn Fire Hall at 902-757- 2043. Sponsored by BFD Auxiliary.

Everything 4 Kids Super Sale

Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Hosting an Everything 4 Kids Super Sale at the Port Williams Community Centre featuring both old and new items. Vendors include Green Grass Toys, FancyFul Face Painting, and Discovery Toys. To book your table for $20, or to donate items to the park’s table, contact Laura at lauracd@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 902-678-1562. Free will offering at the door for the Port Williams Park.

Walton Country Dance

Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct 3rd, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Members and guests. Music by Country Express, for ages 19 and over. Lunch. Sponsored by and proceeds to the Walton Shore Volunteer Fire Department.

Yard sale and ticket auction

Oct. 3

A giant yard sale, ticket auction, food sale, etc. will take place on Oct. 3 at St. John's Catholic Church, King St., Windsor, from 8 a.m to 1 p.m.


Oct 3

Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Belmont Hall. A monthly home-cooked breakfast: eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast, hash-browns, sausage, and all the fixin’s.

Lions Breakfast

Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Lockhartville Community Hall, 204 Hutchinson Road, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children under five years are free. Sponsored by the Hantsport and District Lions Club. Proceeds for Lions Community Service Programs.


Oct. 3

A ham, bean and salad supper will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Vaughans fire hall from 4:30-6 p.m. There will also be a bake table. Sponsored by the All Saints Church.

Old Fashioned Supper

Oct. 3

An old-fashioned supper will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Avonport United Baptist Church Vestry. Adults $10, five-12 years old $5. Pre-school free. Take out is available by calling 902-542-9356. Menu: baked beans, potato scallop, ham, strawberry shortcake. Proceeds for church work.


Oct. 3

An Oktoberfest beer garden and dance (19 years and over) will be held on Oct. 3 at the Forties Community Centre from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music will be by Dance Hall Doctors with Troy and Bea Oickle. Great food, good prices and traditional German costumes. Bring your own beer stein for the contest and enter the beer tasting competition. There is a $7 cover charge. Sponsored by Canadian Heritage.

Music night

Oct. 3

Newfoundland and country music on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Christ Church Parish Hall on the corner of King and Wentworth streets at 7 p.m., $5 admission. For more info phone 902-798-3846.

Rummage sale

Oct. 3

An annual fall rummage sale will be held on Oct 3 at the St. Joseph's Church in Kentville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Oct. 3

The Glooscap WindField will hold their meeting for shareholders at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3 at the Kingsway Gardens in Windsor. The public is welcome anytime after 11 a.m.

Shand family photos

Until Oct. 3

Now until Oct. 3 at the Shand House Museum. See photos from the Shand family’s private collection, most of which have never been seen by the public. They span a period from the earliest days of photography to the middle of the 20th century. Exhibit is free with regular admission. Call 902-798-8213 for more information. The Shand House Museum is part of the family of Nova Scotia Museums.

Hip of Beef Dinner

Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kings Presbyterian Church, 5563 Prospect Road, New Minas. Dinner of slow cooked hip of beef, gravy with whipped mashed potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, fresh rolls and coleslaw. Desserts available. Entertainment by Truro Group, Highway 236 in the sanctuary following the meal. Tickets are $20/adult or $10/children 10 and under. You can purchase in advance by calling 902-681-1333 or email kingschurch@ns.aliantzinc.ca. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Gifts of Hope Events

Oct. 3

Starting at 10 a.m., a Gifts Of Hope Toonie Drive, which is a door-to-door campaign in communities throughout Windsor, West Hants and Hantsport. Proceeds go for medical equipment. Volunteers to collect in your community are needed, contact the Foundation Office.


Oct. 4

Starting at 1:30 p.m., a Gifts of Hope Walk-a-thon. A leisurely walk from the HCH staff parking lot to the downtown waterfront and a route returning to HCH. A barbecue will be provided for walkers upon their return. The walker with highest pledges will win a return trip for two to Montreal compliments of Via Rail. This trip will include a cabin. The travel voucher may be redeemed up to October 2010. Second place wins a seasons’ pass at Ski Martock. Pledge sheets are available at the HCH Administration Office. One piece of picture ID is needed. Walkers are needed.



A three-day workshop: Making Masks with Mermaid Theatre, will take place over three Sunday afternoons – Oct 4, 11 and 18 – at Churchill House in Hantsport from 1-3 p.m. with Debra McLean from Mermaid Theatre. Pre-registration is required. All materials are included in the $25 registration fee.

Ham and turkey bingo

Oct. 4

A ham and turkey bingo will be held Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Ardoise Community Hall. Cash and special prizes, special draws, 50/50. Canteen featuring hot turkey burgers. For more information visit: www.ardoisehall.ca

MacDonald family reunion

Oct. 4

A MacDonald family reunion will be held on Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Three Mile Plains Community Hall. Descendants of Arthur Wellesley and Phoebe MacDonald, their children, Charles, Rebecka Jane (Jen), George, Arthur, William (Will), James, Fred, Hugh, Harry and Phoebe. Everyone welcome. Potluck supper. For information contact Nellie Caldwell at 902-798-4762, Marge Kehoe at 902-798-2180, or Tina Landzaat at 902-798-2426.

Music night

Oct. 4

Country music and songs, Oct. 4 at the West Field Community Hall, Queen’s County. Featuring the Coastal Country Band with Champion Fiddler St. Clair Zinck, singer-songwriter Mort Lohnes, Newfie Country Sound with Charlie Purcell and Al Smith, also appearing will be Ron McIsaac, Gary Nowe and Glen Wentzell. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. show runs from 2-4:30 p.m. Tickets at the door $6. Canteen will be available with chili, sandwiches, desserts and baked goodies. For info call 902-682-2400 or 902-627-1588 or email at coastalcountry@eastlink.ca.

Hymn sing

Oct. 4

At the Stoney Hill Baptist Church, Lockhartville at 7 p.m. Special guests are Lloma Myles and friends. Lunch to follow.

Ticket auction

Oct. 5

At the home of Millicent Daniels at 4481 Chester Rd. Viewing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by St. Michael’s Guild in Windsor Forks.


Garden clubs

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Mt Denson Ground Search and Rescue building. For info call 902-798-3245. Meets 7 p.m. last Monday of the month at Windsor Elms. All are welcome. For info 902-757-2028

Valley Community Concert Band

Rehearses Monday nights 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Hantsport School Band Room, New members welcome. Call Roger Taylor at 902-798-1730 for more info.

45's Card Party

Tuesday Nights at Station 2, 1884 Highway 14, Vaughans at 7 p.m., $2 per evening of play, prizes, 50/50, snacks, all welcome, for more info call Irene at 902-798-4900.

Kempt United Baptist Church's Youth Program

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. We are continuing with our Safari to Kenya. Youth ages 2 to 12 are welcome.

Handcraft/Fellowship Time for a Loonie

Tuesdays at 1-2:15 p.m. Bring along your knitting, crocheting, tatting, and quilting – whatever keeps your hands busy and enjoy some fellowship time. Questions? Contact Sherri 902-684-3567. Children and grandchildren also welcome.

Jam sessions

Thursday evenings from 7pm at the Newport Corner Community Hall. Free will offering at the door.

Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at West Hants ground search and rescue building, Mount Denson, free will offering, all money going to Search and Rescue. Light lunch will be served. For info call Carol 902-684-3479 or Becky 902-792-1562

Country music jam aessions

Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Three Mile Plains Community Hall starting Oct.. Free will offering, 50/50 tickets sold at the door, light lunch will be served.

Friday evenings at the Falmouth Community Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free will offering. All money is going for hall upkeep. For more information call Charlie at 902-798-4725

Weekly Wednesday Night Card Parties

7 p.m. Poplar Grove Community Hall, lunch and cash prizes


Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Ardoise Community Hall, Hwy1 and School Rd. 902-757-1833

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Three Mile Plains Community Hall, Contact 902-798-8494.

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., Glad Tiding Worship Center, Corner of Chester and Dill Rd. Contact 902-798-2846 (evenings.)

Genealogy/family history workshop

Thursdays from 2-8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Payzant Street, Windsor between hospital and the high school.

Group or Organization Education Sessions

If interested call: Mental Health Services at 902-792-2042. Ideas for topics may include: ADHD, stress, Separation/Divorce, Building Child’s Self Esteem, Grief, Anger, etc.

Bible Camp

Bible Camp youth and children, Mount Denson Baptist Church, Tuesdays at 6:30-7:30 p.m. For info: 902-684-3680 or 902-678-7253

Head. Heart. Hands. Health.

Help Wanted. 4-H volunteers needed for new and existing clubs. 4-H-Canada.ca/join_again


Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Teen Lounge is a free weekly hang-out time at the Windsor Library for ages twelve to eighteen. Highlights include game nights, Wii, Guitar Hero, DDR, and more! Call the library for details (798-5424)

Return to Learn with the Hants Learning Network

We offer adult learning classes, one on one tutoring and GEP prep as well as computer basics. Call 792-6764 for more information or visit www.hantslearning.com

Hants Co. SPCA - Entertainment Coupon Books

Hundreds of pages of money saving coupons for only $30! 2 for 1 Coupons: dining, museum admissions, bowling, Mini-golf; Halifax tours including double decker bus, swimming, skating. Percentages off: billliards, harbour cruises, deep sea fishing, tall ship sailing, Theodore Tug Boat, etc. Other: retail and services, hotel programs, car rentals. More info at http://hantscosp.ca. Call 902-798-4428 (leave message) to place orders.

Play readings

For the purpose of social exchange, and to identify scripts suitable for local production. Anyone may submit a script for consideration, as long as it is of a wholesome nature. We meet the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., downstairs at the Nazarene Church, 131 Wentworth Rd., Windsor. Afterward we will discuss the merits and/or challenges of the script, and possibilities for the next month. There will be light refreshments. We invite you to join us and give your input. Questions may be directed to: theatrebeyond@hotmail.com

The Christ Church Book Club

Interested in books and a bit of discussion? Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30, Christ Church Parish Hall, 7 Wentworth St., Windsor. The following books excerpts will be read along with reference to other works related to them: Oct. 6 – “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows; Nov. 3 - “The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World” by Alistair McGrath; Dec. 1 – “The Mind of the Maker” by Dorothy Sayers; Feb. 2, “The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young; May 4 – “Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World” by Timothy Brook. Come, whether you have read all, some or none! Contact: (Rev’d) David Curry, 902-798-2454; dpcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. For more information see http://christchurchwindsor.ca/news-and-events/christ-church-book-club/

Christ Church “Cinema Paradiso” movie nights

Open to all who are interested in exploring some of the questions that movies raise. Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m., Christ Church Parish Hall, 7 Wentworth St., Windsor. The following movies will be watched with a brief discussion following. Oct 22 – “Slum Dog Millionaire”; Nov. 26 – “The Children of Men”; Jan. 28 – “Babette’s Feast”; Feb. 25 – “Wit”; March 25 – “The Mission”; April 22 – “Chariots of Fire”; May 27 – “The Merchant of Venice”. Contact: (Rev’d) David Curry, 902-798-2454; dpcurry@ns.sympatico.ca

TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) Feral Cat Program

Have you borrowed a live animal trap from the Hants SPCA or Avon Animal Hospital and forgotten to return it? If so, we would appreciate having it dropped off ASAP at Avon Animal Hospital in Windsor - the traps are needed for the next feral cat neutering day.

Join us for Hantsport Harvest Fest-old favorites and some new events www.hantsportnonvascotia.com, click on Visitors, or call 902-684-9302, runs from Oct 4-31.