Kings County events: Dec. 11

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Nov.-Dec. 31

• Baby Consignment Food Drive - For the month, bring non-perishable food items (diapers also needed) and save the tax on your purchase at Baby Central Consignment all items collected will go to the Kentville Food Bank. Drop off during business hours, 7106 Highway 1, Coldbrook.


Dec. 11

• Careforce Alzheimer Café - at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville, 2-4 p.m. No cost. Open to the public. For more information, please call 365-3155.


Dec. 12

• Coffee and Decorating Ideas - at 9:30 a.m. by Kentville & Area Women's Connection at the Berwick Lions Club Hall.  Music by Mary Anne Doherty Fleet, decorations by Mary Lou Power and speaker Stephanie Robbins. $8. Call Peggy, 678-5522, before Dec. 12 for reservations.

• Meeting – CFUW Wolfville. 7 p.m.. Manning Memorial Chapel. Evening of song, featuring Tim McFarland, Sarah McCabe and Kate Corriagn. Freewill offering. Reception and bake sale to follow.


Dec. 13

• Christmas Jam - Cambridge Community Centre will be hosting a Christmas Jam Session and Ticket Auction, 7 p.m.

• Christmas Concert  - Pine Ridge Middle School. 7:30 p.m. 625 Pine Ridge Ave., Kingston. Freewill admission. Info: 765-7570.


Dec. 14

• Meaning of Christmas - Brickton Community Hall, 12062 Hwy # 1 Brickton, the real meaning of Christmas. Pageants by eight young people and a birthday cake at intermission. Canteen, 50/50 draw and door prize. Freewill donation at the door.

• Fun and games - Hang out night at White Rock Community Centre. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $2 per person or $5 per family. All welcome. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 542-3805




Dec. 15

• Breakfast - Coldbrook Lions all you can eat breakfast. Freewill offering, 8-11 a.m. For information, call 678-0650

• Breakfast – at Kingston Baptist Church, Main St., 8-10 a.m. Freewill offering. All proceeds donated to the Kingston Elementary School's lunch program.

• Breakfast   - Aylesford United Church. 8 to 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Committee of Stewards. Freewill offering.

• Wolfville Lions Breakfast - 36 Elm Ave., 7 to 10 a.m. Adult $6, children $3. Proceeds to Wolfville Lions Community service work.

• Dance - Kentville Legion Dance, 9:30 p.m., $6 per person. Music by Still Doin Time


• Lions Dance - Coldbrook Lions Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $6 per person. Music by Rte 12. For information, call 678-0650     


Dec. 16

• Flea Market – Kentville Royal Canadian Legion, 8 a.m.-noon. Admission $1. Please bring sweets for a lunch if you can and a non-perishable food item for the food bank will get you in the door.

• Breakfast with Santa - 8 to 11 a.m., Forties  Community Centre, adults $6, under 12 $3.50 and under five free. Santa will be there to meet the children. For information, call 689-2612 or 689-2000



• Fundraiser – Third annual Musical Gift for the Kingston Food Bank at Kingston Lions Club, 2-4 p.m.  Freewill offering, traditional Christmas music featuring Chris Palmer, Brad Hewey, Sonlight, Gina Potvin and Graham Moorehead.

• Carol of the Bells Service - Torbrook Mines United Church, 7 p.m. Special music by Berwick Hand Bell Choir with candlelight, readings, and carols. Freewill offering.

• Christmas Recital -  Aylesford United Church. 7 p.m. Featuring students of Pine Ridge Middle School. Freewill offering.

•Candlelight Service -  Stoney Hill Baptist Church, Lockhartville. 3 p.m. Lunch to follow.


Dec. 24

• Candlelight Christmas Eve Service – Waterville Baptist Church. 6:30 p.m. All welcome.

• Candlelight Christmas Eve Service  - Cambridge United Baptist Church. 6 to 7 p.m.


 Ongoing events



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 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. 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. 


Books by mail

Free service through the Annapolis Valley Regional Library for residents of West Hants, Kings and Annapolis counties who live further than 10 kms from a library branch, or who are physically unable to reach one. Great for seniors, caregivers, homeschoolers, rural residents or those who don't drive. Make requests from the online catalogue or booklists. Postage is paid for qualifying readers. 1-866-922-0229 or

Farmers' markets

SaturdaysWolfville Farmers' Market, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. DeWolfe Building, Elm Street, Wolfville.]



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


Jam sessions

WednesdaysBlack Rock Culture and Recreation Centre. Canteen. $2 admission.


Wednesdays - 7 p.m., Brickton Community Hall, 12062 Hwy # 1. Admission $2, includes refreshments. Info: 765-6821 or 665-2073.


Thursdays United Church vestry, Kingsport. 7 p.m. Info: 542-0888.

Every first and third Saturday Gospel jam, United church vestry, Kingsport. 2 to 4 p.m. Info: Eugene, 582-7283.

Fridays 7:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Wolfville.



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

Wednesdaysmerchandise 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

Mondays “Stitchn Time” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a day of quilting, rug hooking, knitting. Bring your lunch and a mug.  Berwick Legion. $2. Proceeds to legion. Info: 670-8608 or 678-4472.

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.



First Saturday of each month. Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual dance at Middleton Lions






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, continuing until April 23.  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  South Berwick Community Club card parties. 7:30 p.m.

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 Nov. 7,45s and cribbage from7 to 9 p.m. Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 1158 Steadman Rd. Refreshments. Info: or phone 670-9504.

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

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

Fridays 7:30 p.m. $2. Prizes and refreshments, 50/50 draw. Coldbrook Lions Hall, South Bishop Road.

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.



Parents and tots

Tuesday mornings Playgroup at Port Williams Baptist Church.10:30 a.m. to noon. Free, non-structured playtime for parents/caregivers and children from birth to age 4. Info:


Friday mornings9 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.



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.



At the library

Wednesdays Berwick library tots' story time, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Share the fun and adventure of reading by enjoying rhymes, song and books with other children. Free. Info: 538-4030.


Exercise classes

Wednesdays and Saturdays White Rock Community Association 10:30 to 11:30 White Rock Hall. $2. Proceeds to help cost of lights and heat for the hall. Register: Info: Pat 542-2730 or 


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 Districtvolunteers 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.




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.


Arm-wrestling practice

SundaysValley 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 .



Third Saturdayof each month, Coldbrook Lions, 8 -11 a.m., 1416 South Bishop Rd. Freewill offering. All you can eat.


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.

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.


Community lunch

Wednesdays Free community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Beginnings Centre, 1151 Bridge St., Greenwood. Also free clothes available. Sponsored by the Open Hand.

Every Friday, 4 p.m., at the Berwick Legion, with music, listen or join in. Call 538-9340 or 538-3542




Youth group

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

Band practice

Every Mondaynight, the King's Community Concert Band rehearses, 7 to 9 p.m., in the recreation centre of the New Minas Baptist Church. The band, which does both parades and concert performances, is looking to expand and is inviting interested musicians to check it out.

Washer toss

Every Fridaynight. Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick. 7 p.m.


Seniors' groups

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 45’s 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.





Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College Kingstec Campus, Baptist Church, Cambridge Community Centre Baby Central Consignment White Rock Community Centre Kentville Food Bank Kings Riverside Court Berwick Lions Club Hall Eve Service Kingston Elementary School Kingston Area Seniors Association Committee of Stewards Kentville Royal Forties Community Centre Kingston Food Bank Kingston Lions Club New Horizons Club Bells Service Torbrook Mines United Church Bereavement Support Group for Adults Western Kings Health Centre Toastmasters Club of Kentville K.C. Irving Centre Boardroom Tuesdays Toastmasters Club Fire Department Kings County Photo Club Kingston Royal Canadian Legion Hall Family Group Annapolis Valley Regional Library Beehive Adult Service Centre DeWolfe Community Tuesdays Time For All Things Community Tuesdays South Berwick Community Club East Community Centre Anglican Church Hall White Rock Community Association Canadian Diabetes Association Kings County SPCA Valley Regional Hospital Multi-Addiction Centre Valley Arm Wrestling Club New Beginnings Centre Northville Farm Heritage Centre Kentville Seniors New Horizon Club

Geographic location: Kentville, Coldbrook Community, Kings Pine Ridge Kingston Wolfville Eastern Kings New Ross Stoney Hill Annapolis Valley Cambridge South Bishop Road Nicholsville New Horizons Al-Anon West Hants New Minas Black Rock Brooklyn Street Lovett Road 413 Victoria Road Northville

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