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WHAT'S GOIN ON: COMMUNITY AND OTHER EVENTS – FEBRUARY 15-21

 

Thursday, February 15

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 activities are Crazy Eights, Go Fish, and Scrabble. All are welcome.

 

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.

 

Yoga with Marie

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

2-3pm

Join Marie for an awesome hour of yoga. Whether you want to use your own mat or a chair, Marie will adjust the program for both. Registration and a signed waiver are required for this session. Call the New Waterford Library to register 902-862-2892.

 

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.

 

 

CBRM ConnectArts Program: Short Stories & Poetry Open Mic

On Paper Books, Sydney

7pm (14+)

 

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 16

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Seniors Grant Day

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9am-4:30pm

If you are a senior and would like help filling out a Heat Fund grant, Home Warming assistance, or Home Repair assistance you can visit the New Waterford Library with your paperwork on Friday, February 16th for help. Helpers will be available all-day except over the lunch hour (12-1pm). This event is organized by MLA Kendra Coombes and hosted by the library. Helpful tips: To apply for the Heat Fund grant you will need to bring: a valid ID for all household residents; bank statements or pay stubs for household residents (1 or 2 months); Renters need to bring landlord’s name and phone #; and a heating bill with the supplier’s name, phone # and an account #. To apply for Home Warming Assistance you will need to bring: a copy of recent Notice of Assessment for each household member over 18 and a Property Tax Assessment, or Property Tax Bill, or Bill of Sale. To apply for Home Repair Assistance you will need to bring: a copy of previous year’s income tax for all household members 16+; proof of income – all income sources (i.e. T4 slips); proof of owning and occupying home (Property Tax Bill, Property Tax Assessment); Mobile homeowners include proof of purchase or bill of sale and if land is leased, include a copy of the lease.

 

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 at cbrl.ca. 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.

 

CBRM Active Winter Walk Series

Sydney Mines Firehall, Sydney Mines

10am (Adult)

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 

 

CBRM Active Winter Walk Series

Sydney Mines Firehall, Sydney Mines

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.

 

Dr. Linda’s Writing Class

Mira Centre, Marion Bridge

10am-12pm

Please bring a lunch.

 

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

 

Pickleball

Memorial High School, North Sydney

6pm

 

Darts

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm

 

Saturday, February 17

Basketball Tournament

Sydney Academy Gym, Sydney

ALL DAY 19+

in collaboartion with Sport & Social Club CBRM may require small fee per team register with pmjacobs@cbrm.ns.ca

 

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney

9:30am-1:30pm, free

 

Super Saturday: Lego

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

10am-12pm

Drop into the New Waterford Library to use our LEGO and let your imagination run wild! For children of all ages, no registration required.

 

Super Saturday: Lego Fun

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-12pm

 

Super Saturday: Scavenger Hunt & Make Your Own Bookmark

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-1pm

Drop into the library to enjoy free fun activities! For children of all ages.

 

Hike Nova Scotia's Winter Guided Hikes and Walks Series: Snowshoe Hike

Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail, Coxheath

10am-12pm

Meet/park at the Secondary Entrance at 1298 Coxheath Rd. The group will follow the gravel road up the hillside, take the Patterson Trail through mixed Acadian forest, up to the Cabin/toilets and on to the look-off on the Main Trail for a panoramic view over Blackett’s Lake and beyond. Return via same route. Eager participants may wish to add the Northern Loop (2.7 km) to their itinerary (this will not be an "official" part of the sponsored hike event). Bring your own snowshoes or if you wish to borrow some, please contact us via email. Email coxheathhills@gmail.com if you have questions

 

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

 

Barbie Party

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

1-3pm

Join the Cape Breton 1st Coastal Rangers for a fun afternoon of Barbie-themed activities! There will be a Barbie storytime, face painting, colouring, games, and more. This program is for children aged 5-10. Registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the library at 902-859-8657.

 

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.

 

CBRM ConnectArts Program: Drawing Workshop

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, Sydney

1pm (14+)

 

Winter Social & Market

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 055, Port Morien

2-4pm, free

Tea, sweets, and fries. Bake table. Local vendors.

 

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

 

Sunday, February 18

Pickleball

Centre Scolaire Etoile de l’Acadie, Sydney

10am

 

CBRM ConnectArts Program: Guided Painting with Balee Higgins

Steelworkers Pensioners Hall, Sydney

1pm (10+)

 

Family Skating

Whitney Pier Community Rink, Whitney Pier

1:30-2:30pm

 

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 19

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

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 Time

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.

 

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.

 

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 20

Adult Skating

Glace Bay Miners Forum, Glace Bay

9:30-11:30am

 

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.

 

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

Baille Ard Trail, Sydney (Terrace Street Entrance Parking Lot)

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.

 

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 with Meagan Musseau

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.

 

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 21

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Adult Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

10am

 

Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm

 

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.

 

Adult Skate

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

12-2pm

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Seed Packaging

McConnell Library, Sydney

2-4pm

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 at cbrl.ca. 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.

 

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.

 

Pickleball

Greenfield Elementary, New Waterford

6pm

 

Snow Dough Fun

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-6:30pm

Come make some snow dough with us! Registration required. Please email glacebay@cbrl.ca.

 

Tai Chi

Catalone Recreation Centre, Catalone

6:30pm (Adult)

 

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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