Kings County events: Jan. 3

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Jan. 5

• Bottle Drive - for Central Kings High School Band Trip. 9 a.m. to noon, going door-to-door but based at Coldbrook Foodland.

• Lion’s Breakfast - At the Lockhartville Community Hall, Hutchinson Rd., 7-10 a.m. Adults $6, children six to 12 years $3, five years and under free. Sponsored by the Hantsport and District Lions Club. Proceeds for Lions Community Service Programs.


Jan. 6

•  Music - Annapolis Valley Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association presents an afternoon of music. Berwick Lions Hall. 2 p.m. Featured: Eight Wheel Drive, The Kitchen Trio and the Good Ole Boys. Admission: $10 to support the IWK.   




Jan. 8

• Lunch -  Kingston Lions Club community luncheon.  Kingston Lions Hall. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ham, scalloped potatoes  and baked beans. $8 or $8.50 delivered. Info: 765-2128

•  Careforce Alzheimer Café - Kings Riverside Court, Kentville, 2 to 4 p.m. No cost. Open to the public. Info: 365-3155.

• Meeting - Wolfville & Area Newcomers Club

monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Building. Meetings on the first Tuesday of every month in the Wolfville Farmers’ Market building, open to the public.


Jan. 9

• Coffee Party -  Kentville and  Area Women's Connection. Berwick Lions Club, 255 Veterans Dr.  9:30 a.m.  Speaker Erna Rand, Halifax. Music by Faye Ward and  Marilyn Bent. Featuring purse and scarf exchange.  $8. Reservations: contact Peggy, 678-5522, before Jan. 6.


Jan. 12

• Breakfast - Masonic Hall, 110 Mill St., Berwick. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, toast, homemade jam, coffee, tea, milk, juice.  Adults: $6. Children: $3.  Now wheelchair accessible.


Jan. 13

• Variety Show -  at the Forties Community Centre, New Ross. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Lots of local talent. $5. Canteen available. Info:  689-2612 or 689-2000.


Jan. 16

• Lunch - Soup and chowder luncheon. Port Williams United Baptist Church. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  $8. Take-outs available with free delivery in Port Williams area. Call 542-3012.  Sponsored by the Loyal Workers.


Jan. 19

• Breakfast - Coldbrook Lions breakfast. All you can eat full meal deal for freewill offering. Info:  Marsha, 692-0379.


• Dance Coldbrook Lions Dance. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $6 per person. Music by Route 12. Info: 538-8050.


Ongoing events


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

Saturdays Wolfville 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

Wednesdays Black 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.

Thursdays Cambridge Community Centre. 7 p.m. Bring the talent or come to enjoy the music. Bring your favorite treats and sweets for a lunch. Free coffee and tea. Admission: freewill


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

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

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 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.



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 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.




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

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 .



Third Saturday of 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 Monday night, 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 Friday night. Royal Canadian Legion, Berwick. 7 p.m.


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 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.



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. 






Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College Kingstec Campus, Baptist Church, Hantsport Annapolis Valley Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association Kingston Lions Club New Horizons Club Berwick Lions Club Fire Department Annapolis Valley Regional Library DeWolfe United church Community Beehive Adult Service Centre Tuesdays Time For All Things Community Kingston Area Seniors Association Cambridge Community Centre 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 Bereavement Support Group for Adults Western Kings Health Centre Toastmasters Club of Kentville K.C. Irving Centre Boardroom Tuesdays Toastmasters Club Kings County Photo Club Kingston Royal Canadian Legion Hall Family Group

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

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