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• Foodbank Challenge – Local churches challenging each other to collect items in support of the Berwick and District Food Bank.
• Italian Feast - H.A.R.T.'s fifth annual Italian Feast, 5-9 p.m. Silent auction, guest speaker, fine Italian cuisine, $20 per person, Aylesford Fire Hall. 341-HART for more information or advance tickets, www.valleyhart.com
• Meeting - The Kings Historical Society monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Julian Gwynn and the topic will be “Farming in Grand Pré and its Hinterland, 1889-1939.” The public is welcome to attend.
• Christmas Hamper Interviews – Canning and area. Applications for boxes will be accepted 7 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 29, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Interviews at the Canning Baptist Church 582-3227, Centreville Baptist Church 678-1946 by Canning and area Interchurch Council.
• Christmas Coffee Party - St. Thomas Anglican Church, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lloyd Memorial Centre, Kingsport
• Turkey Supper - Royal Canadian Legion, Canning, 4:30-6 p.m. Take-outs available, call the Legion at 582-7246 after 4 p.m. daily. Price $12. Early bird campaign for dues ends Nov. 30, so get in on the discount before Dec. 1.
• Meeting - CFUW Wolfville meeting for the Kings Kikima Grannies, 7:15 p.m. in the Manning Memorial, a presentation by Nancy Henry and Betsy Bailey. Public welcomed.
• Coffee and Crafts - Coffee party and craft sale,
10 a.m. to noon, Lloyd Memorial Hall, Kingsport. Freewill admission. Proceeds to St. Thomas' Willing Hands projects.
• Casserole Supper and Sale – At All Saints’ Church Hall, Kingston, 4:30-6 p.m. Adults $10, children $5, family rates available. Bake table and take out.
• Luncheon - Gaspereau Community Hall, turkey a la King luncheon, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Craft and bake table. Adults $10, children $2. Sponsored by Gaspereau Ladies Auxiliary. Proceeds for church and community.
• Jam Session - Cambridge Community Centre, 7-10 p.m. Bring the talent or just come to enjoy, bring a small plate of your favorite treats/sweets for a lunch. Free coffee/tea and canteen available. Freewill offering at the door. We are trying to make this Jam Session every Thursday.
• Brown Bag Lunch - Wolfville native John Whidden will present an illustrated talk on the domestic architecture of some of Wolfville's most impressive homes, noon, second floor, Fountain Commons, Acadia University.
• Dinner Theatre – Comedy “Happy Anniversary, Angel! Love, Gino” will be presented by St. Anthony’s Parish, doors open at 6 p.m. show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Parish, 120 Mill Street, Berwick, local talent. Tickets are $25. Call Dorothy King at 538-7407
• Old Fashioned Christmas Tea - Greenwich Community Centre, 1-3p.m. Free will donation. 542-3498 for information
• CWL Auction - at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Belcher Street, Kentville. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction begins at 7 p.m. Canteen, raffle items, 50/50 draw, bake room and door prizes. For those unable to attend the evening event, pre-auction bidding will take place from 12:30- 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
• Hanging of the Greens - Cambridge Baptist Church, 7 p.m. Join the singing of songs and carols of Christmas. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.
• Tea and Sale - at the West Brooklyn Community Centre, 6-8p.m. $5 adults, $3 children under 12, preschoolers free. Bake table, touch and take table, silent auction. Proceeds for the West Brooklyn Sunday School.
• Christmas Tea - Craft and bake sale, 1-3 p.m., at the Meadowview Community Centre, Brooklyn Street, Kentville. Admission $5, proceeds to hall.
• Hanging of the Greens - program at Waterville Baptist Church, Mill Street, Waterville, 3:30 p.m. Potluck to follow. All are welcome.
• Christmas at Acadia Concert - Acadia University Chorus, with University Organist John Scott and Dr. Maurice Tugwell, present an evening of carols, great choral works and reflection, 8 p.m., Convocation Hall, Acadia University, $10 at the door. Free for students and children.
• Sale - Tables of festive items offered by a variety of sellers at the Windermere Community Hall Christmas sale, 402 Windermere Road (just a few miles south of Berwick), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Come enjoy a cup of hot cider while getting an early start on your holiday shopping.
• Crafts and Chowder – Woodville Community Centre will host its Christmas craft sale and chowder luncheon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.
• Food Drive – In Morristown, from 1-4 p.m., leave items by your door for pick-up or drop them at the church; more info or any church wanting to take part, call Debbie Griffin 847-0488.
• Lasagna Supper - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hall's Harbour Fundy View Community Hall, 4120 Hwy 359 , $12, children under five free. Proceeds for hall upkeep
• Hanging of the Greens - 2:30 p.m. at the Black Rock Baptist Church. Lunch to follow. If you would like to place a poinsettia in memory of a loved one call 538-3040.
• Santa Breakfast – Will be held by Lawrencetown Home and School, with craft sale, ticket auction and LED light exchange, at Lawrencetown Consolidated School, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Adults $3, children $2.
• Christmas in the Village – At Lawrencetown, starting at 2 p.m. at the Youth Arena. Free skating, wagon rides and hot chocolate
• Ticket Auction - West Kings District High School, with used book and yard sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ticket envelope $1 each, books $2 to fill grocery bag. Canteen available.
• Tea and Sale – at the Kingston United Church of Canada, 2-4 p.m., 733 Main St, Kingston.
• Christmas Tea – held by Orchard Valley Pastoral Charge, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at St. Paul and St. Stephen Hall, 440 Main St., Kentville. Admisison $5
• Craft Fair - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meadowview Community Centre (Brooklyn Street, Kentville, past hospital entrance). Admission $2. Children under 10 free. Canteen on site. For information call 691-3331 or 678- 9727. All proceeds in support of the Annapolis Valley Cheer Club.
• Benefit Show - Kentville Legion, River St., 2-5 p.m. Local talent Basil Davidson, Carol Edwards, Country Heat, Eugene Rafuse and Brenda Downey, Shirley Yorke, Still Water and Vintage. 50/50 tickets, auction and canteen available. Freewill offering at the door. Proceeds for Brian Graves.
• Sing and Play - Stoney Hill Baptist Church, Lockhartville, hymn sing and play “How Nick became a Saint.” Lunch to follow.
• Christmas Hymn Sing - Featuring the “Dukes of Kent,” 7p.m., at the First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Upper Canard. Sponsored by the Canard Aux. proceeds for the youth ministry of the church wheelchair accessible, fellowship to follow.
• Hymn Sing – At Somerset Community Hall, 7 p.m. Special guests Annapolis Valley Men’s Choir. Refreshments and fellowship to follow, all welcome.
• Variety Show Benefit – 2-4 p.m., Waterville & District Fire Hall, featuring Matt Lunn and local jammers. Bake table, 50/50 draw and canteen, freewill offering proceeds forTiny Jordan for medical expenses.
• Tea and Auction - Dessert tea and ticket auction, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Waterville Fire Hall. Admission $5, tickets 10 for $1 (draws at 8 p.m.) Hosted by 1st Berwick Pathfinders and Rangers.
• Meeting - Kings County Wildlife Association regular meeting at Kingstec, 7 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. New members welcome.
• Donut Sale - All Saint’s Anglican Church Kingston, Pleasant Street, will be selling mini donuts, $4 a box.
• Friendly Neighbours Christmas Hamper Program - Applications for Christmas Hampers are available at the following stores; Foodland, Coldbrook, Save Easy and Foodland Berwick, Sobeys Greenwood, Needs Aylesford, Pharmasave in Kingston, Bert’s in Auburn. Must be completed and returned where picked up not later than 7th. Applications will not be accepted after that date.
• Christmas Festival – Country Christmas family weekend at New Ross. Visit www.newross.ca for schedule.
• Craft Show - at NKEC in Canning, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Door prize, canteen, babysitting available. Sponsored by the band parents. Admission $2, kids 12 and under free. Info or to book a table NKECCraftshow@gmail.com
• Free Community Breakfast – 9-10:30 a.m. Join us as we celebrate the reason for the season. First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Upper Canard.
• Breakfast - All Saint’s Anglican Church Kingston, Pleasant Street (turn west off Bridge Street), 8-10 a.m., $7.
• Breakfast – Held by the Hantsport and District Lions Club at the Lochartville Community Hall, Hutchinson Rd., 7-10 a.m. Adults $6, children six to 12 $3, five and under free.
Dec. 8- 9
• Craft Fair - and tree decorating contest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Forties Community Centre, New Ross. No admission. For information, call 689-2612 or 689-2000
• Christmas House Tour - Will be held at 6 p.m. Five places to view in the Kingston, Wilmot, Auburn and Torbrook area. Including the Kingston United Church of Canada, where festive refreshments are available. $10. Tickets available from Kingston Pharmasave, Chisholms Pharmacy in Aylesford, Joann Corey 765-0105 .
• Christmas Hymn Sing - at Wolfville Ridge United Baptist Church, 7 p.m. Music provided by choir and members of congregation. Freewill offering. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.
• Valley Gardeners Club - meeting at 7:30 p.m. in room 2101, Kingstec. Christmas social, not a business meeting or program, members are asked to bring their favourite holiday savory or sweet finger food to share. The 2013 edition of the handbook will be available to members.
MondaysRecreational 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 45s 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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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.