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WHAT'S GOIN ON: COMMUNITY AND OTHER EVENTS – JANUARY 11-17

Thursday, January 11

Adult Skating

Glace Bay Miners Forum, Glace Bay

9:30-11:30am

 

Tech Thursdays

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-4pm

Need help with your computer, laptop or cell phone? Make an appointment and get some support.

Thursdays in January. Call the library to book an appointment 902-849-8657.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Cubetto: Fun with Coding

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

3:30-4:30pm

Where will our tiny robot go? We don’t know! Come on an adventure and learn the basics of coding. For ages 5-12. *Registration required. To register, please call the library at 902-849-8657 or email ewilliams@cbrl.ca or cmcinnis@cbrl.ca.

 

TecSocial

Holiday Inn, Sydney

5:15-7:15pm free

Let’s face it, whether you are facing destructive operational challenges, or trying to keep up with emerging competition, there’s a lot that can go wrong when operating a business. We ask two industry experts (Alison Giovannetti and Todd Chant) what they would do if these events occur when operating their tech-based businesses.

 

Games Night

Mira Centre, Marion Bridge

6:30pm

Share your favorite game (board game) with friends and neighbours. Or just come to chat and socialize.

Everyone is welcome.

 

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, January 12

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Rise Up

Community CARES Youth Outreach, Sydney Mines

10am

Let’s have breakfast and chat. Are you looking for a fresh start? Rise Up is a free program that offers group-based skills, workshops and individual coaching sessions within a supportive, community-based environment. Let’s build on your skills for Life and Work and create a new path forward. Group and individual sessions. Contact shrylccyoelevate@gmail.com or 902-577-4152 to register.

 

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.

 

Story Time

Louisbourg Library, Louisbourg

10:30-11am

Fridays in January 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

 

Mixed Darts

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 19, North Sydney

7-9pm

 

Darts

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm

 

 

Saturday, January 13

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney

9:30am-1:30pm, free

 

Frozen Theme Day

Not Just Cakes - Sweet Studio, Keltic Drive

10am-4pm

Join us for a magical Frozen Celebration. Princess Elsa and Anna will be joining us for the day. Our case will be filled with all sweets that are inspired by Frozen. Cupcakes, cake pops and cookies to name a few treats. Grab your favourite princess dress and stop by for some photos.

 

Super Saturday: Penguin Crafts

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-2pm

 

Super Saturday: Puzzles & Games

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

10am-12pm

Drop into the library to enjoy free fun activities! All are welcome.

 

Super Saturday: Play-Doh

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-1pm

 

IMAC Old-timers Taekwando Program

Southend Community Centre, Sydney

11am, 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.

 

Family Skating

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

11am-12:20pm

 

Family Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

3:30pm

 

Sunday, January 14

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, January 15

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

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.

 

Pokémon

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7pm

Gotta catch ’em all! Bring your cards, bring our friends and join us for Pokemon fun! For children aged 5-12. No registration required.

 

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, January 16

Adult Skating

Glace Bay Miners Forum, Glace Bay

9:30-11:30am

 

Career Training Information Session

Community CARES Youth Outreach, Sydney Mines

11am-12:30pm

 

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.

 

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.

 

English Conversation Group

Sydney Mines Library, Sydney Mines

6-7pm

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

 

Period Underwear Pop-up Giveaway

McConnell Library, Sydney

6-7:30pm

Pick up a free pair of absorbent, reusable period underwear from The Period Company. Period underwear can be worn instead of—or as back up to—tampons and pads. For more information, see the company’s FAQ page. A selection of styles and a range of sizes (from XS to Plus Size 6X) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there will be a strict limit of one pair per attendee to allow us to extend the opportunity to as many community members as possible. We are unable to reserve or hold products. Thank you for understanding! Funding for this initiative is part of the Government of Nova Scotia’s cost of living support to increase access to menstrual supplies for all Nova Scotians.

 

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

 

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, December 17

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Adult LEGO Kits

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-8pm

Drop into the library and try our new Adult LEGO kits!

 

Adult Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

10am

 

Senior Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

10am–12pm

 

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.

 

Adult Skate

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

12-2pm

 

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.

 

CBU Art Gallery Artists’ Gathering

Eltuek Arts Centre: Room 211, Sydney

6:30-8:30pm

CBU Art Gallery’s first Artists’ Gathering of 2024 happens on Wednesday, January 17 at the Eltuek Arts Centre (170 George Street, Sydney; Rm 211; 6:30-8:30pm). Join us for a free, lively and supportive evening of discussion as we look at your art and provide helpful reflections on your work! All ages and levels of experience are welcome!

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