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WHAT’S GOIN ON- COMMUNITY AND OTHER EVENTS – DECEMBER 7-13


Winter Clothing Drive

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-8pm

Do you have winter clothing in good condition to spare? The McConnell Library will be collecting clean, gently used winter clothing items for all ages, including winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, thermals and more. Bring your items to the front desk of the McConnell Library during regular opening hours until December 11th.


Exercise Class with instructor Vicki White

Mira Centre, Marion Bridge

10:30am, FREE

All levels are welcome as Vicki will show different levels for those of us who may need to slow it down or ramp it up.


Library Lunch & Learn: Libby

McConnell Library, Sydney

12-1pm

Join CBRL Librarians for a light lunch and learn how to use the Libby app. Libby provides FREE access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks. Read in your browser, on your mobile device or on a dedicated eReader. Registration is required. Please note: If you’d like to create a Libby account during the session, bring your device and have your email address and password handy. A New Horizons for Seniors Digital Literacy Program.


Public Skating

Centre 200, Sydney

12-2pm free


Fibre Lunch

North Sydney Library

1-3pm

Bring your current craft project to the North Sydney Library on Thursday afternoons and enjoy the company of other crafters. No registration necessary.


Art for Kids

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 126 (Westside Legion), Sydney

5-6:15pm

Painting and drawing instruction, printmaking and more. Message nancychiassondesigns@gmail.com

for pricing.

Tarabish

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 151 (East Bay Legion), Howie Centre

7pm $10


Tarabish

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm


Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am


Winter Clothing Drive

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-5pm

Do you have winter clothing in good condition to spare? The McConnell Library will be collecting clean, gently used winter clothing items for all ages, including winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, thermals and more. Bring your items to the front desk of the McConnell Library during regular opening hours until December 11th.


Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm


Chair Yoga with Nancy Chiasson

Spanish River Community Centre, Sydney River

10-11am, $8

Join Nancy Chiasson weekly at Spanish River Community Centre for an hour of self-care. We will begin with a grounding and centering meditation, move into joint mobility and seated yoga poses, breathing practices and instruction on finding your natural Prana will be given. You can expect to feel an improvement in your memory, mood and energy and reduction in inflammation and so much more. ifeelgreatyoga@gmail.com


Adult Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

10am


Public Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

12–1pm


Fibre Lunch

McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney

1pm-3pm

Drop into the McConnell Library on Fridays to knit or crochet with a community of crafters. Bring your own project or use donated yarn to make warm items for local non-profit organizations. Enjoy tea and friendly conversation.


Addiction Recovery Program

Community Cares Youth Organization, Sydney Mines

1:30pm

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton is running an Addiction Recovery Program out of the Community Cares Youth Organization in Sydney Mines for females and gender diverse individuals on Friday afternoons.


Friday Knitting Club

Glace Bay Library

1:30-3:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for an afternoon of knitting, tea and great conversation.


Dungeons & Dragons

Glace Bay Library

4:30-5:30 pm

Presenting our new D&D group run by Wizards of the Coast. Teens and adults are welcome to join us for an hour of dice-rolling RPG fun. Space is limited. Register by calling 902-849-8657 or emailing ewilliams@cbrl.ca or cminnis@cbrl.ca.


Drop & Shop

Northside Community Pool, North Sydney

5-9pm, $18/child | ages 6-12

Looking for some free time to finish up those Christmas errands? We’ve got you covered. Our Drop and Shop extravaganza will keep your little eves entertained while you tackle that gift list. Leave the kids with us. They’ll have a blast with swimming, crafts, games, and holiday movies galore.


Darts

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm



Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney

9:30am-1:30pm, free


Winter Clothing Drive

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-5pm

Do you have winter clothing in good condition to spare? The McConnell Library will be collecting clean, gently used winter clothing items for all ages, including winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, thermals and more. Bring your items to the front desk of the McConnell Library during regular opening hours until December 11th.


Super Saturday: Grinch Craft

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-2pm


Super Saturday: Barbie crafts

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-1pm

Come on Barbie let’s go party ! It’s time to make some fun Barbie crafts! Drop into the McConnell Library between 10am and 1pm.


Family Skating

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

11am-12:20pm


Behind the Scenes Louisbourg Archaeological Collection

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, Louisbourg

2pm

Did you ever wonder what treasures were found during the reconstruction of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site? Join us for a journey through the Fortress of Louisbourg Archaeological Collection. Witness the hidden treasures unearthed from the fortress town and gain a deeper understanding of its rich history. Immerse yourself in the secrets of the past as staff reveal the stories behind each artifact and lead you through more than 60 years of archaeology at one of Canada’s premiere historic sites. This exclusive tour is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these remarkable historical artifacts. Don't miss this chance to discover pieces of the past from the Fortress of Louisbourg.


Open House – Try Archery

The Barn, French Road

2-4pm free

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the upcoming open house at Barn Archers and John’s Archery!

This is your last chance for the year to try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow and may buy a gift voucher as a Christmas present. Join us and experience the excitement of archery. The event is free of charge, so come on out and have some fun!

Family Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

3:30pm


The Boisdale Festive Fair

Park 223, Boisdale

4-7pm

Enjoy another festive evening at beautiful Park 223 in Boisdale! Listen to the lovely voice of Alicia Penney as you shop in the vendor village, wander through the magical, lantern-lit trail and warm up with hot drinks from Bungalow Beans and tasty treats from Beaver Tails food truck!


Family Skating

Whitney Pier Community Rink, Whitney Pier

1:30-2:30pm


Louisbourg Santa Claus Parade

Louisbourg

2:30pm


Family Skating

Dominion Rink

5-6pm


Monday, December 11

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am


Winter Clothing Drive

McConnell Library, Sydney

9am-5pm

Do you have winter clothing in good condition to spare? The McConnell Library will be collecting clean, gently used winter clothing items for all ages, including winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, thermals and more. Bring your items to the front desk of the McConnell Library during regular opening hours until December 11th.


Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm


Public Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

12–1pm


Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

12:30-5pm / 6-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to colour one of our paper ornaments, write your loved one’s name on it, and place on our Memory Tree. People can participate in this project anytime the library is open until December 23rd. For all ages.


Tech Tea with Teens

McConnell Library, Sydney

1-2:30pm

A New Horizons for Seniors Digital Literacy Program. Are you an older adult with questions about how to use your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone? Bring your device to the library and enjoy some tea & treats while receiving basic technology help from students in Sydney Academy’s O2 program. No registration required. Please note that the volunteers will not be familiar with library-specific apps like Libby or PressReader. These drop-in sessions are meant to help you perform simple tasks on your devices.


Beginner Bridge Classes

Club 55, Sydney

1pm, $5 members | $6 non-members

The Cape Breton Duplicate Bridge Club is offering Beginner Bridge classes. Play with instruction for next level players. Relaxed game for all levels: new, improving and experienced players. No partner required. ACBL sanctioned games. No partner required. Bridge offers excellent benefits, regardless of age, income or physical condition. It is challenging and inexpensive.


Adult LEGO Drop in

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

1-7pm

Drop in for some mindful colouring.


Pokémon Club

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7pm

Gotta catch ’em all! Register to partake in our monthly Pokémon Club. Bring your collection, play the game, enjoy some crafts and make new friends. Reserve your spot by calling 902-849-8657, or emailing Emily at ewilliams@cbrl.ca.


Yoga

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 126 (Westside Legion), Sydney

6:45-8:15pm



Crafts Group

Mira Centre, Marion Bridge

10am-3pm, $3

Bring whatever craft you are working on. Some are rug hooking, some are knitting or crocheting and some may be doing diamond rating. It is $3 on a drop-in basis. Everyone is excellent at sharing their talent so don’t be afraid to come in have a look around and ask questions. Everyone welcome.


Public Skating

Centre 200, Sydney

12-2pm free


Tarabish Tuesdays

Spanish River Community Centre, Sydney River

1-4pm, $8

Join us weekly for cards! You may want to bring a partner. It is $8 to join in. Tea and coffee provided.


Beginner Bridge Classes

Club 55, Sydney

1pm, $5 members | $6 non-members

The Cape Breton Duplicate Bridge Club is offering Beginner Bridge classes. Play with instruction for next level players. Relaxed game for all levels: new, improving and experienced players. No partner required. ACBL sanctioned games. No partner required. Bridge offers excellent benefits, regardless of age, income or physical condition. It is challenging and inexpensive.


Seniors’ Art: Paper Ornaments

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

2-3:30pm

Join us to make beautiful and unique paper craft ornaments. Space is limited. Register by calling 902-849-8657 or emailing ewilliams@cbrl.ca or cmcinnis@cbrl.ca.


Chess Club

McConnell Library, Sydney

2:30-4:30pm

Do you play chess? Interested in learning or building your chess skills? Drop-in to the McConnell Library for Chess Club. Some instruction available with chess club volunteer Donald MacLean donaldmaclean935@yahoo.com. For more information call Tara MacNeil 562-2013 or email tmacneil@cbrl.ca.


English Conversation Group

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7pm

Looking to improve your English skills? The English Conversation Group at the Cape Breton Regional Library welcomes newcomers to Cape Breton and provides opportunities to practice English. Space in the group is limited. To register, please contact Dorothy Kaiser by email at dkaiser@cbrl.ca.


Knitting Group

New Waterford Library

6-7:30pm

Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or handicraft project to the New Waterford Library Tuesdays at 6pm and enjoy the company of other crafters. No registration necessary.


Candle Making Workshop

Island Folk Cider House, Sydney

6:30-8:30pm $60 (tax included)

Candle making AND cider!? Yasssss! Island Folk Cider House has teamed up with their pals at Epiphany for a super fun workshop. All supplies and hands-on instruction to create FIVE 4oz candles + a 12oz cider or mocktail of your choice.


Tarabish

Marion Bridge Community Hall

7:30pm


Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am


Chair Yoga with Nancy Chiasson

Spanish River Community Centre, Sydney River

10-11am, $8

Join Nancy Chiasson weekly at Spanish River Community Centre for an hour of self-care. We will begin with a grounding and centering meditation, move into joint mobility and seated yoga poses, breathing practices and instruction on finding your natural Prana will be given. You can expect to feel an improvement in your memory, mood and energy and reduction in inflammation and so much more. ifeelgreatyoga@gmail.com


Adult Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

10am


Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm


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