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WHAT’S GOIN ON: COMMUNITY AND OTHER EVENTS: FEBRUARY 1-7

 

Thursday, February 1

Adult Skating

Glace Bay Miners Forum, Glace Bay

9:30-11:30am

 

Tea Social

McConnell Library, Sydney

10–11am

Drop into the library every Thursday morning in February between 10-11am to relax and enjoy a hot drink, socialize with other community members, and do fun activities (if you like!). This week’s activity is Jigsaw Puzzles. All are welcome.

 

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

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.

 

Pre-School Skating

Emera Centre Northside, North Sydney

11:30am-12:30pm

 

Fitness Skating

Centre 200, Sydney

12-2pm

 

Adult Skating

Emera Centre Northside, North Sydney

1-2:30pm

 

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.

 

Line Dancing with Linda

Louisbourg Fire Dept Hall, Louisbourg

1:30pm Free

Whether you're a beginner or have experience, this program promises a fun-filled afternoon of grooving to the beat. Line dancing is a fantastic way to stay active, meet new people, and let loose on the dance floor. Linda, our talented instructor, will guide you through various dance routines, ensuring everyone has a great time. No partner is required, so feel free to come alone or bring your friends along. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that will slide on the floor. This is a free program.

 

Lego Club

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

3:30-4:30pm

All are welcome to join in the fun and create with our LEGO.

 

Pickleball

Centre Scolaire Etoile de l’Acadie, Sydney

6pm

 

Sport and Social Club CBRM: Basketball

St. Theresa's Hall, Sydney

6:30pm $10 (drop-in) 19+

SSCC is always fun-first, welcoming, and open to all genders, fitness levels, and skill levels. Come try it out, or message sscc.cbrm@gmail.com with your questions.

 

IMAC Old-timers Taekwando Program

Southend Community Centre, Sydney

7pm, 1970s prices

Start Your New Year off in the right direction. Walk in our door and try the Old-timers Taekwondo Program. Relaxed, enjoyable, full the benefits, fitness and new start you are looking for in 2024. 1970s prices in effect. Contact 902-562-1494, imacsydney1@outlook.com.

 

Tarabish

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm

 

 

Friday, February 2

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

CBRM Active Winter Walk Series (Adult)

Dalem Lake Provincial Park, Boularderie

10am

Join us for a series of gentle walks guided by trained walk leaders. For more information or to register visit cbrmrecreation.ca, call 902-563-5245, or email pmjacobs@cbrm.ns.ca.

 

Tots Skating

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

10-11am

 

Adult Skating

County Arena, Coxheath

10am-12pm

 

Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm

 

Adult Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

10am 

 

Dr. Linda’s Writing Class

Mira Centre, Marion Bridge

10am-12pm

Please bring a lunch.

 

Movers & Shakers Story Time

McConnell Library, Sydney

10:30-11:30am

Drop-in for a fun, family story time with library staff! Enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and play. For babies, tots, preschoolers and their parents, grandparents and caregivers.

 

Story Time

Louisbourg Library, Louisbourg

10:30-11am

Fridays in February you can join library staff for stories, rhymes and songs. The story time activities will be aimed for toddlers and preschoolers and their parents (or caregivers). No registration for this fun activity. Drop-in.

 

Public Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

12–1pm

 

Adult Skate

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

12-2pm

 

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.

 

Friday Knitting Club

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

1:30-3:30pm

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

 

Elementary Drop-In

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

3:30-4:30pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Jr./Sr. High Drop-In

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

4:45-6pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

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.

 

Jr./Sr. High Drop-In

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

4:45-6pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Country Line Dancing

Radio Club, Glace Bay

6-8pm $10

 

Messages From Spirit with Psychic Medium Angela MacLellan

Horizon Achievement Centre, Sydney

6-8pm

Join Angela at the Horizon Achievement Centre. A healing evening of Messages From Spirit! Angela is the real deal. She uses her amazing gift as she delivers as many loving, healing messages from your loved ones as she can. Bar will be available during the event. Free parking. Limited seating. General seating. Tickets non-refundable. Ticket purchase does not guarantee reading.

 

Pickleball

Memorial High School, North Sydney

6pm

 

Darts

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm

 

Saturday, February 3

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney

9:30am-1:30pm, free

 

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

Super Saturday: Groundhog Craft

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-2pm

Drop-in and make a groundhog craft. No registration.

 

Super Saturday: Lego

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-1pm

Drop into the library to see what you can build with our buckets of LEGO! For children of all ages.

 

Pickleball

Centre Scolaire Etoile de l’Acadie, Sydney

10am

 

IMAC Old-timers Taekwando Program

Southend Community Centre, Sydney

11am, 1970s prices

Start Your New Year off in the right direction. Walk in the door and try the Old-timers Taekwondo Program. Relaxed, enjoyable, full the benefits, fitness and new start you are looking for in 2024. 1970s prices in effect. Contact 902-562-1494, imacsydney1@outlook.com.

 

Family Skating

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

11am-12:20pm

 

Women's Learn to Play Pickleball

Shipyard Elementary School, Sydney

1-3pm Free

Want to give pickleball a try? This learn-to-play program for women is the perfect program to do just that! Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through the basics of pickleball, including rules, techniques, and strategies. You'll have the opportunity to practice and participate in friendly matches to put your newfound skills to the test. Don't worry if you don't have any equipment - we'll provide everything you need, including paddles and balls. Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean indoor sneakers, and don't forget a water bottle to stay hydrated. This is a free event.

 

Story Time

North Sydney Library, North Sydney

2:30-3:30pm

Drop in to the North Sydney Library on Saturday afternoons for an hour of stories and craft making. Registration is not required; stories and activities will be geared to the school age crowd.

 

Family Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

3:30pm

 

Drag Bingo

Sarah Denny Memorial Cultural Centre, Eskasoni

8pm

Join Cicero Crow and Madame Rosé as they host Drag Bingo at the Sarah Denny Cultural Centre on February 3rd! Featuring performances by Nykitene, this performance-packed bingo and drag show is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. From jaw-dropping performances to stunning outfits, we have it all! Win awesome prices or some cash and enjoy a fun night with your favourite performers as they host Drag Bingo! RSVP to get the best seats in the house atwotalentedentertainment.com/event-details/drag-bingo.

 

Sunday, February 4

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 55, Port Morien

8:30-11am | $9 adults, $6 children

 

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

Pickleball

Centre Scolaire Etoile de l’Acadie, Sydney

10am

 

Valentine’s Market

North Sydney Firehall, North Sydney

11am-3pm $2 (free for 12 and under)

There will be over 30 local businesses set up and a photo booth for Valentine's Day themed photos!

 

Family Skating

Whitney Pier Community Rink, Whitney Pier

1:30-2:30pm

 

Macrame Workshop

Boisdale Firehall, Boisdale

3pm (12+)

 

Family/Beginner Skateboarding

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

4:30-5:45pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Family Skating

Dominion Rink

5-6pm

 

Shred Sirens

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

6-7:15pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Intermediate Skateboarding

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

7:30-8:45 (14+)

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Monday, February 5

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

Tots Skating

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

10-11am

 

Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm

 

Adult Skating

County Arena, Coxheath

10am-12pm

 

Public Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

12–1pm

 

Adult Skate

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

12-2pm

 

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.

 

Lego Program

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

3:30-4:30pm (grades P-5)

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Scooter

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

4-5:15pm (all ages)

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.


Jr./Sr. High Drop-In

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

5:45-7:30pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

African Dance Workshop

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7 pm

The library is hosting the fun and energetic team from the Maritime Centre for African Dance again! Come and celebrate African Heritage Month and learn about African dance and culture. All ages are welcome. Registration required. Please email glacebay@cbrl.ca to register.

 

Yoga

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

6-7:30pm

 

Sport and Social Club CBRM: Ultimate Frisbee

Brookland Elementary School, Sydney

6:30pm $10 (drop-in) 19+

SSCC is always fun-first, welcoming, and open to all genders, fitness levels, and skill levels. Come try it out, or message sscc.cbrm@gmail.com with your questions.

 

CBRM Pallet Shelter Village Information Session

Ukrainian Hall, Whitney Pier

7-9pm

Representatives from New Dawn Enterprises, the Ally Centre of Cape Breton, and the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services will be in attendance to talk about the Pallet Shelter Village and answer questions. A facilitator will guide the flow of the evening and questions from community members.

 

Cape Breton Toastmasters weekly meeting

Kiwanis Pool, Sydney

7-8:30pm

Cape Breton Toastmasters group meet every Monday evening. This is a hybrid meeting with online and in-person members. Please reach out to capebretontoastmasters3285@gmail.com to receive the zoom link and the agenda. To learn more about our club please visit https://3285.toastmastersclubs.org/.

 

Tuesday, February 6

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

Adult Skating

Glace Bay Miners Forum, Glace Bay

9:30-11:30am

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Seed Packaging

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-12pm

The fifth annual CBRL Seed Library is fast approaching and we need help packaging seeds! If you have a little time to spare and would like to contribute to food literacy in Cape Breton, please register below. Volunteers will spend two hours scooping seeds into small envelopes and sealing them with labels while enjoying lively conversations with library staff and other volunteers. Tea will be available.

 

Pre-School Skating

Emera Centre Northside, North Sydney

11:30am-12:30pm

 

Fitness Skating

Centre 200, Sydney

12-2pm free

 

Adult Skating

Emera Centre Northside, North Sydney

1-2:30pm

 

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.

 

Learn to Garden: Sowing Seeds in Winter (Adult)

Louisbourg Firehall, Louisbourg

1:30pm

 

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.

 

Kids Art

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

3:45-4:45pm (grades P-5)

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Youth Art

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

4:45-5:45pm

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Floor Hockey

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

4-5pm (ages 12-18)

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

Jr./Sr. High Basketball

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay

5-6:15pm (grades 6-12)

Contact info@undercurrentyc.com for more information.

 

CBRM Active Winter Walk Series (Adult)

Open Hearth Park, Sydney

5:30pm

Join us for a series of gentle walks guided by trained walk leaders. For more information or to register visit cbrmrecreation.ca, call 902-563-5245, or email pmjacobs@cbrm.ns.ca.

 

Comic Book Workshop

Elders Centre, Eskasoni

6pm (12+)

 

English Conversation Group

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7pm

Looking to improve your English skills? The group welcomes newcomers to Cape Breton and provides opportunities to practice English.

 

Knitting Group

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

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. For more information, call 902-862-2892.

 

CBU Artist in Residence Talk: Creating an Art Exhibition

McConnell Library, Sydney

6-8pm

In this artist talk, CBU Artist in Residence Meagan Musseau will focus on the stages of creating a full body of artwork, from initial inspiration to exhibition, as well as the many pieces that go into a professional arts practice. The goal of this artist talk is to be a resource for anyone passionate about creating and sharing their artwork in community as well as on regional or national levels. All are welcome.

 

Card Making Workshop

Louisbourg Library, Louisbourg

6:15-7:45pm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Come explore your creativity with local artist Elizabeth Lalonde. This multi-media arts workshop is intended for middle school aged kids. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. Please call 902-733-3608 to reserve your spot!

 

IMAC Old-timers Taekwando Program

Southend Community Centre, Sydney

7pm, 1970s prices

Start Your New Year off in the right direction. Walk in our door and try the Old-timers Taekwondo Program. Relaxed, enjoyable, full the benefits, fitness and new start you are looking for in 2024. 1970s prices in effect. Contact 902-562-1494, imacsydney1@outlook.com.

 

Country Line Dancing

Cedars Club, Sydney

7pm $10

 

Tarabish

Marion Bridge Community Hall

7:30pm

 

Wednesday, February 7

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Blind Date with a BOOK

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Stop into the library and check out a ‘surprise’ book (wrapped in brown paper. Who knows what new adventure awaits?

 

Adult Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

10am

 

Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Seed Packaging

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-12pm

The fifth annual CBRL Seed Library is fast approaching and we need help packaging seeds! If you have a little time to spare and would like to contribute to food literacy in Cape Breton, please register below. Volunteers will spend two hours scooping seeds into small envelopes and sealing them with labels while enjoying lively conversations with library staff and other volunteers. Tea will be available.

 

Baby Playgroup

McConnell Library, Sydney

10:30-11:30am

A drop-in session for babies and their parents/caregivers. The McConnell Library’s program space will be arranged for fun, creative play. Make connections and have fun. Feel free to bring your own snacks/coffee.

 

Tea & Trivia

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

10:30-11:30am

Come to the New Waterford Library for a cup of tea (you can even wear a fancy tea hat!) and engage in some friendly trivia. Registration is required. Please call the library at 902-862-2892 to reserve your spot.

 

Pre-School Skating

County Arena, Coxheath

10:45-11:45am

 

English Conversation Group

North Sydney Library, North Sydney

11:30am-12:30pm

The English Conversation Group at the Cape Breton Regional Library welcomes newcomers to Cape Breton and provides opportunities to practice English. For more information, please email Dorothy at dkaiser@cbrl.ca. Brought to you by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Cape Breton Regional Library.

 

Library Lunch & Learn: Libby

North Sydney Library, North Sydney

12-1:30pm

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 call the library at 902-794-3272 to reserve your spot! 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.

 

Adult Skate

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

12-2pm

 

Tech with Teens

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

3:30-4:30pm

Students from B.E.C.’s Interactive Group will be at the New Waterford Library to offer one-on-one tech help to those who need some assistance with their devices (tablets, laptops, iPhones, etc.). Call the library to register 902-862-2892. A New Horizons for Seniors Digital Literacy Program.

 

Kids on Canvas: Valentine’s Crafts

Glace Bay Library

6-7pm

Join us to make some Valentine’s crafts (for children ages 5-12). Registration required – email glacebay@cbrl.ca.

 

Dead of Winter

Old Sydney Society, Sydney

6-8pm

Join us at the Old Sydney Society at 173 Charlotte Street for an evening of storytelling, history, and mystery as we explore the darker side of Sydney’s past. Featuring Cape Breton/Unama’ki’s only paranormal investigation group, Haunts From The Cape! For ages 13+. Registration is required. Reserve your ticket(s) cbrl.ca/events/dead-of-winter-2/?occurrence=2024-02-07.

 

Pickleball

Greenfield Elementary, New Waterford

6pm

 

Indoor Soccer (Futsal)

Centre Scolaire Etoile de L'Acadie, Sydney

6:30pm $10 (drop-in) 19+

SSCC is always fun-first, welcoming, and open to all genders, fitness levels, and skill levels. Come try it out, or message sscc.cbrm@gmail.com with your questions.

 

Tower Road Community Firehall, Glace Bay

Yoga Wednesdays

7pm

 

Pickleball

Shipyard Elementary, Sydney

7:15pm

 

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