Kings County events: March 6

Published on March 5, 2014

Kings County Const. Jeff Wilson, left, and Berwick and District Fire Department’s Calvin Boudreau are helping with a fundraising hockey game to help a local family with medical expenses March 7 at the Apple Dome. The game, featuring the RCMP versus the firefighters, takes place at 6:45 p.m. and admission is $7. Special guest players include Leo Glavine, AVR’s Mike Mitchell and former NHL player   Dennis Vial


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March 6

Course - New Beginnings Christian Ministries is sponsoring a Christian growth and inner healing course, 7 p.m., at the New Beginnings Center, Greenwood.


March 7

• World Day of Prayer Service - 7 p.m. at Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot Road. Guest speaker Rev. Elias Mutale, guest soloist Nancy Armstrong

• World Day of Prayer Service -  Ecumenical service. 2 p.m. Wolfville Baptist Church. Guest speaker Shirley McNally

• World Day of Prayer Service -  St. Anthony’s Church, Berwick, 7 p.m.


March 8

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

 Roast Beef Supper -  Rebekah Hall, Cottage Street, Berwick. $12. Info: 538-7762 or 538-8230


March 10

• 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                            


March 11

• 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

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 or Sandy at 375-3031/


March 12 

• 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.


March 15

• 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.

Breakfast -   Aylesford United Church. 8 to 11 am. Freewill offering. Sponsored by Committee of Stewards for church expenses.

• 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

 St. Patrick’s Day supper -  All Saints’ Church, Kingston. Pork loin dinner. 4L30 to 6 p.m. $12. Tickets available from Gordie Skanes, 242-2949, or Aline McNeil, 765-8801.

March 16

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.

Hymn Sing – Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church. 7 p.m. Guess, Kings Gospel Choir. Fellowship and refreshments to follow .


March 19

Meeting - annual general meeting of the Horton Community Centre Association, 7:30 p.m. at the Centre, Grand Pre. Info: 542-3150



March 20

 Jam Session -  North Alton Hall. 7 to 10 p.m. Door prize. Admission y donation.


March 21

Karaoke -  with Bev. 9 p.m. Canning Legion. Admission: $2. For more info, call after 4 p.m., 582-7246.


March 22

Dance -  Royal Canadian Legion, Cnaning. Music by V-3. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5.

Variety Music Night  Kingston Lions Club. 7 p.m. $5. Tickets on sale beginning at 6 p.m. Canteen available. Info: 765-2128, or

 Dinner -  Lakeville Women’s Institute ham, bean, scallop potato dinner. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Lakeville Community Centre, $10 per person; $25 per family with children 12 and under.

Dance -  Kentville Legion. 9:30 pm. $6 per person. Music by Reboot. 19 and over. Bar and kitchen available.








Chase the Ace

Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the Berwick Legion. A light supper is also served from 5 to 7 p.m. for $5 and there is local musical entertainment.


Card parties

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 from 7 to 9 p.m. Northville Farm Heritage Centre, 1158 Steadman Rd. Refreshments. Info:

or 670-9504.

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.




Wednesdays Berwick Crib Club, 7 p.m., at the Berwick Lions Lions Hall, Apple Dome

Wednesdays Crib at the Windermere Hall; games begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesdays Crib games beginning at 7 p.m. in the Windermere Hall. All welcome.

Sundays darts in the Windermere Hall; games begin at 7 p.m. Names needed for the spare's list.



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.

Sundays - Flea Market Kentville Legion, 8 a.m. to noon. Admission $1, tables $5, call 678-8935


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 the first 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.



Coldbrook and District Lions Club Hall -  Call Marsha McGill, 538-1350 or 692-0579

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.

Wolfville & District Lions Hall accepts rentals, call for details, 679-7702.

Coldbrook Community Association Heritage Hall rentals call Darlene 681-6601

Seeking artifacts:

Randall House Museum, Wolfville, preparing an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the effects of the conflict on the Annapolis Valley communities. The museum is seeking artifacts: 542-9775 or


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 .


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.

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

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.

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.


Youth group

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




Mondays the King's Community Concert Band rehearses, 7 to 9 p.m., in the recreation centre of the New Minas Baptist Church.

Tuesdays Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus meet at 7 p.m. Bethany Memorial Baptist Church gym.  Aldershot Road. Male singers welcome to try 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 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: Art 365-5440


Wednesday afternoon social, 1-3 p.m., at the Louis Millet Complex Room 117. Admission $2, 50/50 draw, card and board games. Refreshments served.

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 Canning Baptist Church, North Ave. Weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 6:15 p.m. New members welcome. Info: Donna, 582-7609

Mondays Tops Wolfville meets at Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All welcome, Donna – 542-3831

Mondays Tops Centreville meets at Baptist Church, Murray Drive. Weigh-ins 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. Info: 538-9051.

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 meets at the Irving Study Hall, second floor, Acadia, 6:30-8 p.m. Improve personal communication, leadership or coaching skills. Judy at 681-4643 or for info

Tuesdays  Social group for adults living with Autism Specturm Disorder diagnosis. Vairous locations in Wolfville, Kentville, New Minas area. 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 375-3031 or

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.   Info: 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.

 Second Wednesday  of each month (September to June) Town and Country Quilters’ Guild. 7 p.m. Port Williams Community Centre. Monthly programs, workshops, charity quilting and more. All quilters welcome. Info: 542-5805.

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 members welcome. 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.

Third Thursday of each month. Cancer support group for women in Grafton. Info: Dorothy 538-3374 or

Third Thursday of each month, cancer support group for women with or recovering from any cancer., 538-3374

Thursdays Probus Club of Annapolis Valley meets the last Thursday of each month at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville. Association of active retirees to keep their minds active, expand interests and enjoy fellowship. Speakers each meeting, at 9:30 a.m.

Every other Saturday New Beginnings Christian Ministry, in Greenwood, invites men in the Central Valley area to the Men's Fellowship

Sundays Mid-Valley Al-Anon Family Group. Multi-purpose room Berwick town hall, 236 Commercial St., 7:30 p.m.


Library Services

Books by mail Free service through the Annapolis Valley Regional Library for residents who live further than 10 kms from a library branch or are physically unable to reach one. Postage is paid for qualifying readers. 1-866-922-0229/

Specialty Games Night – at the Wolfville Library, every Thursday, 7 p.m. (upstairs). No cost. Under age 12, must be accompanied by adult.


Jam sessions

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 night Country 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 the New 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 the New 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.



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, 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