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WHAT’S GOIN ON- COMMUNITY AND OTHEREVENTS : NOVEMBER 23-29

Community and Other Events – November 23-29

 

 

Thursday, November 23

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to color 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fall LEGO Club

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

3:30-4:30pm

Calling all Master Builders! All are welcome to join our fall LEGO Club. Registration required. Please call the library at 902-849-8657 or email Emily at ewilliams@cbrl.ca to reserve your spot.

 

Getting Started with your Genealogy

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7:30pm

Join Norm MacDonald from the Cape Breton Genealogy & Historical Assoc. for tips on searching for your family’s genealogy, including helpful digital resources. Call the Glace Bay Library to register 902-849-8657.

 

Yoga

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

6:45-8:15pm

 

Tarabish

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

7pm $10

 

Tarabish

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm

 

Friday, November 24

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-6pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to color 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.

 

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.

 

Christmas at the Port

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, Sydney

4-8pm

 

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.

 

Country Line Dancing with Christine

Radio Club, Glace Bay

6-8pm $10

 

Darts

St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Grand Mira South

7:30pm

 

Saturday, November 25

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney

9:30am-1:30pm, free

 

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-5pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to color 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.

 

2nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Georges River Hall, Georges River

10am-2pm

 

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.

 

Christmas at the Port

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, Sydney

10am-5pm

 

Let’s Make Some Slime

New Waterford Library

10am-12pm

Join us at the New Waterford Library anytime between 10am – 12pm and learn how to make some sticky, colorful slime that you can take home with you! Registration not required.

 

Super Saturday: Animal Craft

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

10am-12pm

Drop in to make an animal craft. No registration required.

 

Super Saturday: Dragon Crafts

McConnell Library, Sydney

10am-1pm

If you love dragons and making crafts drop into the McConnell Library between 10am and 1pm. No registration required.

 

Family Skating

Sydney Mines Community Centre, Sydney Mines

11am-12:20pm

 

Christmas Holiday Fair

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 128, Whitney Pier

11am-3pm, $2 | kids under 12 free

Crafts, Scentsy, wood working, jewellery, Epicure, baked goodies, psychic readings and so much more.

 

Family Skating

New Waterford and District Community Centre, New Waterford

3:30pm

 

Sydney Mines Old Time Christmas Festival

Main Street

4-9pm

Live music, craft show, stationary parade, tree lighting, and more. Main Street will be closed to traffic. There will be prizes for best float and decorated storefront. Contact newdeal_d@hotmail.com or 902-736-3796 for more info.

 

Sunday, November 26

Christmas at the Port

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, Sydney

10am-3pm

 

Parents Committee of Marion Bridge School Christmas Market Fundraiser

12-2:30pm

This is the one major fundraiser for Marion Bridge Elementary School. There will be a silent auction, photo booth, basket raffle, bake sale, kids games and more. Entry by donation.

 

Family Skating

Whitney Pier Community Rink, Whitney Pier

1:30-2:30pm

 

Annual Christmas Tea & Sale

Catalone Recreation Centre

2-4pm

 

Family Skating

Dominion Rink

5-6pm

 

Monday, November 27

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 color 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 LEGO and let your creative side take over.

 

Seniors’ Art Night

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7:00pm

Make a Christmas canvas painting. Space is limited. Register by calling 902-849-8657 or emailing ewilliams@cbrl.ca or cmcinnis@cbrl.ca.

 

Tuesday, November 28

Tuesday, November 28

Christmas Creations

Community Cares Youth Outreach, Sydney Mines

5-7pm

Come out and create some lovely Christmas paintings to gift or enjoy for the holidays. Free for youth (includes pizza). Phone/text 902-322-4676 to register.

 

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to color 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Library Lunch & Learn: PressReader

McConnell Library, Sydney

12-1pm

Join CBRL Librarians for a light lunch and learn how to use the PressReader app and your library card to gain FREE access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they hit the shelves. Publications include the Cape Breton Post, the Chronicle Herald, the Globe and Mail, and many more. Registration is required. Please note: If you’d like to sign up for PressReader during the session, bring your device and have your email address and password handy. A New Horizons for Seniors Digital Literacy Program

 

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.

 

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.

 

100 Women Who Care

Cape Breton University

5:30-7pm

 

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.

 

New Medical Campus at CBU: An Update

McConnell Library, Sydney

6-7:30pm

Set to open in 2025, the Cape Breton University Medical Campus aims to increase the number of primary care physicians serving Cape Breton and rural Nova Scotia and to train physicians in culturally competent care with a focus on Indigenous and African-Nova Scotian communities. Dr. Kevin Orrell, Interim Associate Dean, Cape Breton Medical Campus, will highlight the new school’s progress and answer questions. In partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women, Cape Breton Branch.

 

Country Line Dancing with Christine

Cedars Club, Sydney

7pm $10

 

Tarabish

Marion Bridge Community Hall

7:30pm

 

Wednesday, November 29

Parent & Tot Skate

Membertou Sports & Wellness Centre, Membertou

9–10am

 

Christmas Cards for Seniors

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

9:30am-7:30pm

Drop in throughout the day to make some Christmas cards for seniors. All ages are welcome to participate!

 

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to color 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.

 

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.

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

 

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 or visit the front desk to reserve your spot!

 

Tech Time with Teens

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

3:30-4:30pm

Students from B.E.C.’s Interactive Group will offer one-on-one tech help to those who need some assistance with their device (for example, tablets, laptops, mobile phones). Please call the library to register at 902-862-2892.

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