In conjunction with African Heritage Month and its theme this year, 'Rising Stars: Celebrating our Youth', the Kentville and Area African Education Committee paid special recognition at a Feb. 22 celebration event in New Minas to seven members of the local African Nova Scotia community for their contributions. The honourees included, from left, in front, lawyer Paul Walter and long-time community activist Geraldine Browning. In back are Devon Adams, Department of Community Services staff member and community volunteer; student Janelle Sampson; businesswoman Shay Rafuse; Linda Murree, a counsellor at Chrysallis House; and author Juanita Pleasant.
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• Pancake Supper – held by Pine Ridge Middle School Concert Band, supported by the Greenwood Scotiabank, at the Aylesford United Church (2414 Hwy 1) 4:30-6 p.m. Freewill offering at the door. Info: 765-7570.
• Shrove Tuesday - pancake supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Waterville fire hall, freewill offering for Hardwood Lake Girl Guide Camp.
• Pancakes - All Saints’ A.C.W. annual Shrove Tuesday supper, 4:30-6 p.m., at the All Saints’ Church Hall, Pleasant Street, Kingston. $10 family rates, take out available.
• Meeting – of the Wolfville and Area Newcomers', 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Building. Speaker Robert Shears
• Pancake Supper - 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. James United Church, Hantsport. Freewill offering, all proceeds going to Hantsport and LE Shaw school breakfast programs.
• Sausage and Pancake Supper - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. John's Anglican Church Hall, Port Williams, $7 for adults and $4 for children.
• Pancake Supper - 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Christ Parrish Hall, Windsor. Adults $7, children 12 and under $3.50. Info: 790-6173
• KCA Family Movie Night - 6 p.m. in cafeteria, doors open at 5:30. Bring a camp chair and blanket, canteen available. Freewill donation at the door to the PTA. Parents required to stay with children. Open to the public.
• Course - New Beginnings Christian Ministries is sponsoring a Christian growth and inner healing course, 7 p.m., at the New Beginnings Center, Greenwood.
• World Day of Prayer Service - 7 p.m. at Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot Road. Guest speaker Rev. Elias Mutale, guest soloist Nancy Armstrong
• Kentville Legion Breakfast - 7:30-10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. Adults $6, children 12 and under $3.
• Kentville Legion Dance - 9:30 p.m., 19 and over, $6 per person. Music by Rte. 12
• Breakfast – held by New Beginnings Greenwood, 9 a.m., at the Aurora Inn, Kingston.
• Spring Tune-Up Show – held by Annapolis Valley Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association, 7 p.m., at the Windsor Legion. Tickets $20, available From Brian Hazlett, Bill Dempsey or Moe`s Music. Proceeds to the community.
• Hardy Breakfast - 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Monsonic Hall, Mill St., Berwick. Adults $6, children $3. Wheelchair accessible.
• Forest Hill Baptist Church Brunch - 10 a.m. to noon at the church, $8 per serving. There will be a bake table. Marion Gertridge, 542-5914
• Valley Gardeners Club - will meet, 7:30 p.m., in Room 2101 at the Kingstec Campus of NSCC in Kentville. Speaker Duncan Keppie, owner/operator of a nut orchard.
• Registration – for Your Way to Wellness spring program at White Rock Community Centre, Kingston Town Hall, Kentville Kingstec, Fundy YMCA, Cornwallis. Info: Megan MacNeil, 538-1315 or email@example.com
• Luncheon - Kingston Lions noon luncheon, 12-1 p.m. $8 at the door, $8.50 delivered. Deliveries must be ordered by 10:30 a.m. on the 11th. Phone 765-2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Teen Autism Social Group – Will meet March 11, 18 and 25, for youth ages 12-19 or 20 plus if still in high school with autism spectrum disorder, at Sobey’s Greenwood community room. $40 for eight weeks or $5 per session. Info: Karen at 765-3502 email@example.com or Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Coffee Party – held by Kentville & Area Women’s Connection, 9:30 a.m., at the Berwick Lions Club Hall $8. Speaker Shirley McNally, music Mary Anne Doherty-Fleet, featuring Nancy Henry and Lana Churchill. Contact Barb 678-0466 before March 9 for reservations
• Networking - Valley Women’s Business Network March meeting, 7-9 p.m., at King's Riverside Court (upstairs), 125 Webster Street, Kentville. Sharon Cochrane will explore some dos and don’ts of contracts. Free to VWBN members and first-time guests, $5 at the door for returning guests. Networking at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 start.
• Wolfville Lion’s Breakfast – 7-10 a.m., Elm Avenue, Wolfville. Adults $6, children 10 and under $3. Proceeds for community projects.
• Coldbrook Lion’s Breakfast – 8-10:30 a.m. Adults $5, children three to 12 $3 and under three years free.
• Coldbrook Lion’s Dance - 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $6 per person. Music by Rte 12.
• Dance - Kitchen Kuties relay team are holding a dance 9 p.m. at the Middleton Lions Hall in Nictaux Falls. Band is Jokers Right, $25 per couple. Tickets at the door or by calling Susan at 825-4617.
• Good Neighbour Club Breakfast – 7-10:30 a.m. at the Centreville Community Hall. Freewill offering.
• Soup Luncheon - St. Patrick's Day Soup Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas. Freewill offering.
• St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast – held by Scott's Bay Community Hall Association, 8 to 10 a.m. $6 for adults, children 12 and under $3. Proceeds to the hall association for upkeep. Info: Jerry at 582-7489 or Hope at 582-3603.
• Autism Bowl-a-Thon – held by Annapolis Valley Chapter of Austism Nova Scotia, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Greenwood Bowling Centre, 14 Wing Greenwood. Info: 375-3031 or email@example.com
• St. Patrick’s Day Supper – 4-6 p.m., at the Forties Community Centre, New Ross. Adults $11, under 12 $6, under five $3. Doors open at 4 p.m., serving starts at 4:30 p.m. 689-2612
• Music - Lockhartville Hall, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Music by Dave Guptill, special guest Barb Crowell Robinson, special appearance Robin Macumber and son Matthew. $5 at the door, small nickel auction, lunch $2.
• Meeting - annual general meeting of the Horton Community Centre Association, 7:30 p.m. at the Centre, Grand Pre. Info: 542-3150
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
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.