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Events Update - January 18, 2024

Gates Lane meeting

Send your Stories (before Saturday)!

I want to collect stories about how important Gates Lane bridge was/is. I will print them, count them and present them in a folder at the meeting. If you would like to share your story of how closing the bridge impacts you, or about an occasion in the past when the bridge was essential, please email it to me at

Please include your name and a contact phone or email.


Events for this week and new events are listed below. Event posters are on our website (www. as well as in photo albums on our facebook page. Please share this and ask others to subscribe.

Weymouth Library Art Exhibition: Hooked Rugs by Cindy

This display features the hooked rugs out of wool and yarn by Cindy Cromwell. The artist designed some her work and used the patterns of others for some of the pieces. She is a member of Rustic Crafters. It can be viewed during open hours in January.

Thurs Jan 18 Vision Board Night

3:30-6pm 1 Birch St. Digby, DAYS Program Youth Drop-in

Fri Jan 19 Lego WeDo

2:30-4:30pm Digby Library Ages 7-12. Register by Jan 16

Children aged 7 to 12 can get creative with LEGO WeDo. WeDo is a reinvention kit you can use to build interactive robots and other creations. Register no later than Tuesday Jan 16, by contacting the Digby library.

Sat Jan 20 Meeting re Closure of Gates Lane hosted by Dept. Public Works.

10am Weymouth Legion (Back street, Weymouth)

Sun Jan 21 Grosse Coques Shoreline Cleanup

12noon-3pm Shoreline Access

Tues Jan 23 to Sat Jan 27 Craft Supply Swap

Senator Ambroise H. Comeau Memorial Library (Meteghan). Clean out your stash of craft supplies you’re not going to use and swap them for supplies you can use. Drop off unwanted, usable items during open hours starting Tuesday, Jan. 23. On Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27, the swap will be open for everyone to take home some crafting goodies. Leftover items will be given to local organizations. This is for all ages.

Tue Jan 23 Traffic Control Training

9am-4pm NS Works Office, 87 Warwick Str, Digby. Register 902-245-1830

Wed Jan 24 & 25 Traffic Signing 2 day course

9am-4pm (2days) NS Works Office, 87 Warwick Str, Digby. Register 902-245-1830

Wed Jan 24 Taking the Next Step: Healthy Feet for Older Adults CORAH

10-11:30 Felker Hall, Cornwallis Park. Register or 902-247-0545

Wed Jan 24 The Boy & The Heron

7pm KT Film Indie. Anime, Fantasy, Adventure PG

From the legendary Studio Ghibli comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure. After losing his mother, young Mahito moves to the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself. $10.95 Adult $6.95 Youth

Thur Jan 25 African Heritage Month Civic Proclamation Launch

1pm Digby Station, 7 Birch Str. Digby

Refreshments will be available after the ceremony

Thurs Jan 25 Wheel of Fortune Night

3:30-6pm 1 Birch St. Digby, DAYS Program Youth Drop-in

Fri Jan 26 Ferrari

7pm King’s Theatre. Film, Hollywood, Drama. Rating 14A $10.95 Adult $6.95 Youth

Ferrari is set during the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle and danger of 1950’s Formula 1, ex-racer, Enzo Ferrari, is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife, Laura, built from nothing ten years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for their one son. Ferrari struggles with the acknowledgement of another. His drivers’ lust to win pushes them out to the edge. He wagers all in a roll of the dice on one race, the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.

Sun Jan 28 Migration

3pm King’s Theatre. Family Film, Animation, Comedy . PG

Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration.

Wed Jan 31 Tech Talks: Cell Phones CORAH

10-11:30 Felker Hall, Cornwallis Park. Register or 902-247-0545

Thur Feb 1 Rebates, Benefits & Supports for Older Adults CORAH

10-11:30 Felker Hall, Cornwallis Park. Register or 902-247-0545

Fri Feb 2 The Color Purple (2023)

7pm Film, musical, drama. PG $10.95 Adult $6.95 Youth

A story of love and resilience based on the novel and the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE is a decades-spanning tale of one woman’s journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

Sun Feb 4 Wonka

3pm Family Film, Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, PG $10.95 Adult $6.95 Youth

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Wed Feb 7 Valley Hospice:3 years and growing CORAH

10-11:30 Felker Hall, Cornwallis Park. Register or 902-247-0545

Wed Feb 7 The Boys in the Boat

7pm King’s Theatre Film, Hollywood, Biography, Drama, Sport PG $10.95 Adult $6.95 Youth

The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction novel written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.

Thur Feb 8 Home Maintenance: Pro Tips CORAH

10-11:30 Felker Hall, Cornwallis Park. Register or 902-247-0545

Sat Feb 10 Valentine’s Day Dance, Music by Al Dupuis.

6pm supper $10pp. 8pm dance $15pp or $25 couple. Weymouth Legion, 24 Back Street Weymouth,

Chicken Parm Penne with Caesar salad. Add cake fo $2 Take out available.

Wed Feb 21 Freud’s Last Session

7pm King’s Theatre Film, Indie, Drama, PG $10.95 Adult $6.95 Youth

On the eve of the Second World War, two of the greatest minds on the twentieth century, C.S. LEWIS and SIGMUND FREUD converge for their own personal battle over the existence of God. FREUD’S LAST SESSION interweaves the lives of Freud and Lewis, past, present, and through fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud’s study on a dynamic journey.

Wed Feb 28 Lets Get Serious about Falling CORAH

10-11:30 Felker Hall, Cornwallis Park. Register or 902-247-0545

March Exhibition in Weymouth Library: Floyd Gale

This exhibit features the wildlife and still-life paintings, portraits, and drawings by artist Floyd Gale during open hours in March.

Wed Mar 27 Book Club: Monkey Beach

6:30-8pm Digby Library. Join Colleen Humbert for lively and in-depth discussion of Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson at the library. Register no later than Jan. 17 by contacting the library to reserve your spot and receive the books.

  • Open Stage, every 2nd Sunday, 2-4pm The Village Cauldron Café.

  • Bear River Breakfasts. First Saturday of each month. 7am-10am. Adults $15, Kids under 10 $7, under 5 years free

  • Deep Brook Community Market Wednesdays 2-5pm 948 Hwy 1 Deep Brook


  • Tai Chi Qigong Tues 9:45 Family Rec Centre 726 Broadway Av Jenny 902-841-0333

  • Line Dancing, Felker Hall, Cornwallis, Mondays & Fridays 10:30am-11:30am $5 per class

  • Meat Bingo, Fridays 7pm, Felker Hall, Cornwallis. Door prize, 50/50, game prizes

  • Karate, Women's Defense, Weapons, DiscoveryBound Youth Centre,, 726 Broadway, Cornwallis


  • Crafter Noons Alternate Fridays 2-4pm Digby Library Join other crafters to chat and share ideas. Bring your own supplies to work on your project while keeping good company. This program is for adults. Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23, Mar 8, 22, Apr 5, 19.

  • New Start Learn the 8 simple laws of health Tues Jan 23 – Mar 5 4-6:30pm 36 King Str. Featuring lectures by Barbara O’Neil – Vegetarian Dooking, Simple Meals, natural Healing. Contact Danielle Sutter to register by Jan 18 Event by Digby Seventh Day Adventist Church.

  • Public Curling Social Fri 7-9pm Digby Curling Club $15 non-members Delicious pizza and friendly competition

  • Youth Space Thurs 3:30-6pm 1 Birch Str. Turning the Tide

  • Math Tutoring Wed 4:30-5:30 Register with Turning the Tide

  • English & Science Tutoring Wed 5:30-7:30 Register with Turning the Tide

  • Speed Skating Jan 3 – Mar 6 Wed 7-8pm & 4 Sundays Register with DARC

  • Indoor Walking Tues & Thurs 6-7pm Digby Regional High School. Register with DARC.

  • Co-ed pick up hockey Tues & Sun 11:30-12:30am $10pp Digby Arena.

  • This Girl Can (Girls Gr 7-9) DRHS. Register through DARC

  • This Girl Can (Girls Gr 5-6) Digby Elementary School. Wednesdays After school Register through DARC

  • Pickleball Sundays 10am-noon DRHS Gym

  • Shinny hockey (Co-ed 40+) Tues & Thurs 10-11am $10pp Digby Arena

  • Kids in Motion After school – 5pm; Tues Gr P-3; Thurs Gr 4-6 Digby Elementary School

  • Public Skating Wednesdays – Parent & Tots 11-11:45; Adults 19+ 12-1pm; Students (P-6) 2:30-3:30; Teens (Gr7-12) 3:30-4:40pm. Sat & Sun Open public skate 4-5pm Digby Arena, 27 Shreve Str.

  • Homework Club Wednesdays 4-7pm The Family Centre 1 Birch St

  • Digby Legion Seniors Program Thursdays, 10am Digby Legion

  • Tai Chi Qigong Classes, Tuesdays at 6pm contact Jenny 902-841-0333

  • Women’s Pick-up Hockey Mondays 8:10pm DARC

  • Recreational Pond Hockey Ages 6-16 Thursdays Nov-Mar 14, 5-5:50 Register DARC

  • Junior Curling Sundays 4-5pm, Nov to March, Digby Curling Centre, 27 Shreve St. Register.

  • Family Centre (Please check FB for dates & times) Crafting Together (Mondays 10-12noon); Nobody’s Perfect (Tuesdays 10-11am); Baby & Me (Tuesdays 10-12noon), Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (Wednesdays 10-12noon); Social Time (Wednesdays 10-12noon); Play and Grow 3-5years (Thursdays 10-12noon); Toddler Time (Fridays 10-12noon) .


  • Darts Wednesdays 6:30-9pm Weymouth Legion $2 per player. Lounge will be open for beverages and snacks.

  • Climbing Wall Wednesday nights January – March 5:30-7:30 Weymouth Consolidated School (unless school is closed for weather) $5 pp $10/ family

  • Needlecraft Afternoons Tuesdays 1-4pm Weymouth Library Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26.

  • Yoga Journeys Jan 2, 8, 15, 22 Register. (Journeys of the Soul) Sissiboo Landing

  • Indoor Walking Tues & Thurs 6-7pm SMBA Register with DARC

  • This Girl Can (Girls Gr 5-6) Weymouth Consolidated School. Mondays After school. Register through DARC

  • Pickleball, Weymouth, Sundays 10am-noon, SMBA

  • Kids in Motion After school – 5pm; Tues Gr P-3; Thurs Gr 4-6 Weymouth Consolidated

  • Community Open Gym Saturdays 10-1, St. Mary’s Bay Academy

  • Bingo Tuesdays 6pm W. Legion

  • Makers’ Nights Thursdays 6-9pm Weymouth Library

  • Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee (WWDC) meets third Wednesday 1:30 at Sissiboo Landing.


  • NS Walk Group, Clare Wed 10am DJs General Store, Salmon River

  • Clare Market Fair Saturdays 10am-2pm Oct to Apr 6 Meteghan Fire Station

  • Adult Skating Tuesdays 10-11am Universite Ste. Anne Rink

  • Fibre Arts Group: Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Meteghan Library

  • Lions Bingo Mondays 7pm Meteghan Lions Club

  • Darts Thursdays 1:30pm Clare Columbus Club $3

  • Scrapbooking at Clare Library, Tuesdays, 6-7:45pm

All events and posters are on our website home page, and facebook page. New posters are added continuously to the website, so check there to see what's on.

Let us know of any events and send contributions, comments or complaints, to

Have a lovely week

Eleanor & Wayne

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