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WHAT’S GOIN ON Community and Other Events – October 19-25



Thursday, October 19

Cruise Ship Craft Fair

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 12

9am-3pm


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.


Yoga

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

6:45-8:15pm


Wicked Walk

St. Patrick’s Church Museum, Sydney

7pm, $15

Call 902-539-1572 or email oldsydneysociety@gmail.com for tickets or more information.


Tarbish

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm


Friday, October 20

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


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

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.


Fireside Chat with Jeopardy Champion, Mattea Roach

CBU Boardmore Theatre, Sydney

6-8pm

Join us for an engaging evening as Cape Breton University hosts a Fireside Chat with Jeopardy Champion, Mattea Roach. This inspiring event will be hosted by CBU’s Human Rights and Diversity Officer, Scott Thomas. Mattea will share their incredible journey, insights and stories from their 23-game winning streak on Jeopardy. The formal event will be followed by a small reception open to all attendees. Capacity is limited, so don’t miss out


Darts

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm


Fright Night XXI

Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Marion Bridge

7pm, $18


Fright Night XXI

Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Marion Bridge

8pm, $18


Fright Night XXI

Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Marion Bridge

9pm, $18


Saturday, October 21

Pathways to Health and Hope

1-5 p.m., Emera Centre, North Sydney

Hosted by Community CARES Youth Outreach and Northside the Lakes Community Health Board

This event aims to empower all community members, from youth to seniors, with resources and opportunities to enhance their well-being.

Live Entertainment, plus:

● Information Booths from more than 50 agencies and organizations

● Learn about Community CARES Youth Outreach Hub

● A dedicated children's play area and sessions tailored for seniors

● Access direct services and guidance from various organizations

● Networking opportunities to discover new community initiatives

For more details contact Dorothy Halliday at 902-544-0043 or directorccyo@gmail.com


Cruise Ship Craft Fair

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 12

9am-3pm


Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney

9:30am-1:30pm, free


Super Saturday: Acorn Craft

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-12pm

Drop into the library for fun craft activities.


Super Saturday: Sweater Weather Crafts

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-1pm

Drop into the library for fun craft activities.


Super Saturday

New Waterford Library

10am-12pm

Drop into the library for fun craft activities.


Halloween Candy Crawl

Downtown North Sydney

11am-12:30pm

Visit participating businesses for treats and toys! Open to kids of all ages! Come out dressed for the occasion & bring a treat bag. Brought to you by the North Sydney Business Improvement & Development Association


Harry Potter Day

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

2:30-4pm

Calling all witches and wizards for our Harry Potter Day. Come and make your own wand, find the Golden Snitches, make a sock for Dobby and more! At 3pm there will be a reading of a chapter from one of the Harry Potter books! Registration required. Please call the library at 902-849-8657 or email Emily at ewilliams@cbrl.ca to reserve your spot.


Fright Night XXI

Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Marion Bridge

7pm, $18


Fright Night XXI

Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Marion Bridge

8pm, $18


Fright Night XXI

Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Marion Bridge

9pm, $18


A Night to Dismember: A Halloween Prom Party

Donkin Fire Hall, Donkin

9pm-1am

$10 advance | $15 door, 19+

A fundraiser for the playground at Donkin school.



Monday, October 23

Movers & Shakers Storytime

McConnell Library, Sydney

10:30-11:30am

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


New Canadian Family Connection

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7pm

New to Canada and looking to connect with other families? Join us for a meet and greet. Make new friends and connect with the community. All ages. No registration required: everyone is welcome!



Tuesday, October 24

Cruise Ship Craft Fair

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 12

9am-3pm


Babies and Books

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

10:30-11:30am

For infants up to 24 months. The program takes place weekly on Tuesdays, October 10-November 14. To register for all six sessions, please call 902-862-2892.


Babies and Books

Glace Bay Library

10–11am

Registration is required. Please call 902-849-8657 or email ewilliams@cbrl.ca to register for the series. The dates for the fall series are: October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, and December 5 and 19.


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.


All are welcome to attend. No registration required.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Bike Commuting in all Seasons

McConnell Library, Sydney

6:30-8pm

Avid bike commuter and librarian, Erin Phillips, will lead this presentation on how to keep riding your bicycle in all seasons and all weather. Attendees will be entered to win door prizes including high quality bike lights! Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration necessary. Presented in partnership with Velo Cape Breton & CBRM Recreation


Country Line Dance Lessons with Christine

Cedars Club, Sydney

7pm, $10

Drop in class. No registration required. Facebook: @linedancecapebreton email: cfilipowich@yahoo.ca


Wicked Walk

St. Patrick’s Church Museum, Sydney

7pm, $15

Call 902-539-1572 or email oldsydneysociety@gmail.com for tickets or more information.


Tarbish

Marion Bridge Community Hall

7:30pm


Wednesday, October 25

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


Babies & Books

McConnell Library, Sydney

10:30-11:30am

A fun story time to share with your baby (newborns up to 18 months). Library staff will lead the first half of the session with rhymes, books, fingerplays and songs, and participants can socialize and play together during the last half of the program! This series is a drop-in.


Hallowe’en Family Art Night

Glace Bay Library

6-7pm

Space is limited. Register by calling 902-849-8657 or emailing ewilliams@cbrl.ca or cmcinnis@cbrl.ca.


The Great Pumpkin Trail

Open Hearth Park, Sydney

6-8pm

Build Nova Scotia invites you to come up with your spooktacular pumpkin carving and/or display, drop it off from 12-5pm and then return in the evening from 6-8pm to view the pumpkins on the trail.

Please feel free to dress up in your Halloween costume! Remember, no candles will be permitted to light pumpkins. Battery operated lights work best. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. (While quantities last) Food bank donations will be accepted during the event. (Rain date of October 26.)




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