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  • Writer's pictureEleanor Johnson

Weekly Events Update - May 2, 2024

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I have now added the July events. I also went through the library website ( and added activities offered at Digby and Weymouth libraries. Please visit their site for other libraries.

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This Week's Events (May 2- May 9)

May Weymouth Library Exhibition: Spool Knitting Display

This display features a variety of spool-knitted chair pads created by Joan Nelson Her technique is a new way of spool knitting using an old-fashioned craft with a modern spool hook.

Fri May 3 Bruce Fummey: Stories of Scotland

7:30pm Kings Theatre. Comedy Informed by his multicultural background and his obvious girth, Bruce has been making people laugh since an early age. He has a cheeky and vivacious comedy style which has been appreciated by comedy audiences in the UK and internationally. Stories of Scotland wraps Scottish history and comedy into one hilarious package with Bruce Fummey. Age Guidance 16+ $35

Sat May 4 BRFD Breakfast

7-10am Bear River Fire Dept Adults $15 “All you can eat”

Sat May 4 Mount Hope Cemetery Spring Clean Up

9am-noon Bear River, Top of Tupper Street. Bring rakes, gloves and tarps.

Sat May 4 Yard Sale and Raffle (Weymouth July 1st fund raiser)

10am-3pm Weymouth Legion Plant sale, baked goods. Kitchen will be open

Sat May 4 Town Hall 2.0 – Citizen Engagement

11am-6pm Digby Legion, 92 Mount St. Register, donation, own food and drink. 902-245-6227

Sat May 4 Annual Spring Tea

1-4pm Felker Hall Community Centre, Cornwallis Park, Free will offering

Sat May 4 David Francey. A Truly Authentic Folk Singer

7:30pm Kings Theatre. Live Music. A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer. $35 Adults $10 Youth

Mon May 6 Traffic Control Workshop

9am-4pm $130+tax Nova Scotia Works, 87 Warwick St. 902-245-1830

Tue May 7 Mobile Health Care Clinic Weymouth

4:30-9pm Weymouth Medical Centre, 4453 Evangeline Trail. For details on how to access care, visit

Tues May 7 Mother`s Day Craft

6:30-7:30pm Weymouth Library. Children aged 6 to 12 can make a surprise gift for mom for her special day. Participants will also be playing a few games.

Tue/Wed May 7/8 Two day Signing Workshop

9am-4pm $250+tax Nova Scotia Works, 87 Warwick St. 902-245-1830

Wed May 8 Walk at Van Tassel Lake Trail

10:30am 859 Culloden Road. By NS Walks

Thur May 9 1/2day WHMIS Workshop

9am-noon $80+tax Nova Scotia Works, 87 Warwick St. 902-245-1830

Thurs May 9 Author Reading: Carol Bruneau

1-2pm Weymouth Library. And 3:30-4:30pm Digby Library.

Author Carol Bruneau will read from her 2020 novel Brighten the Corner Where You Are. In the novel, the author reimagines the life and experiences of famous Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis as told by Lewis from beyond the grave. Unfettered and feisty as can be, Lewis tells her story her way, illuminating the darkest corners of her life. Carol Bruneau is the acclaimed author of three short story collections, including A Bird on Every Tree, and five other novels. This program is for adults.

Thur May 9 1/2day OHS Workshop

1pm-4pm $80+tax Nova Scotia Works, 87 Warwick St. 902-245-1830

Thur May 9 Paper Mache workshop- full

6pm Weymouth Library

Sat May 11 Mother’s Day Plant Sale

10am – 1pm Sissiboo Landing, Weymouth. Vege transplants, annuals & perennials, Rob’s tool sharpening, gifts and crafts, baked goods, raffle.

Sat May 11 Yard Sale Clare Curling Club

10am-1pm Clare Curling Club, Meteghan

Thur May 16 Science Club: DIY Lava Lamp

3-4pm Digby Library Learn about density and make your own lava lamp. This program is for children aged 7 to 11. Register no later than May 15 by contacting the library.

May 21 to 31 55+ Games

Darts, Skip-bo; Crokinole; Bowling; Cribbage; Scrabble; Bridge; Auction; Washer Toss. Dates and times on Poster. Venues through Digby. Contact DARC.

Digby Area White Goods Refuse collection

Tues Jun 4, 11, 18  Jewelry Making with Michelle (3 Tuesdays)

1:30-3pm Weymouth Library During this series of three workshops, participants will learn to make their own earrings, bracelet & beach glass pendant. Week one, people will work on earrings, week two on a beaded bracelet, and week three on a wired beach-glass pendant. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited so please register before 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 by contacting the library.

Wed Jun 5 Magical Science

6-7pm Digby Library Discover a magical force that will levitate particles. Scatter light and create illusions that will thrill your audience. Experiment with colourful teas and unusual potions on this Discovery Zone magical science adventure! This program is being provided by Scientists in Schools through funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This program is for children aged 4 to 12. Register no later than Saturday, June 1 by contacting the library.

Sat Jun 13 Science Club: Gravity

3-4:30pm Digby Library Learn about gravity and build a paper airplane for a paper-plane flying contest. This program is for children aged 7 to 11. Register no later than June 12 by contacting the library.

Sat Jul 13 Good Dear Good

7:30pm Kings Theatre. Live Music. Adults $30.00 Youth: $5.00

A vision of unison and love arrives on stage with intoxicating, searing vocal harmonies and relentlessly catchy pop-rock melodies. From the remote shores of Eastern Cape Breton, music became a means of expression for Tim Hatcher. Music Nova Scotia Awards 2023 Winners: Pop Recording of the Year. 2024 East Coast Music Award Nominations: Rising Star Recording of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year

Thurs Jul 18 (8pm), Jul 19 (8pm), Jul 20 (8pm) FODAR Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal 10th Anniversary.  Kings Theatre.

Expect a lineup of provocative and sometimes heart-stopping live dance at Atlantic Canada’s premiere Summer festival of contemporary dance!

Wed Jul 24 Discovery Centre Summer Library Tour

3-4pm Digby Library Ages five and older can visit the library to take part in the Discovery Centre’s Ecosystem Expedition: Oceans, forests, wetlands, deserts, tundra, grasslands, mountains and more. These are the crucial ecosystems of the Earth that all life relies on. Join the Discovery Centre’s GenAction team to learn more about the importance of ecosystems, the species that live in them, and how it all connects to climate action. Be ready to use a microscope, test water samples, play fun games, and do simple crafts!

  • Smiths Cove Fire Dept Coffee Mornings Thursdays 9:30-11:30am 43 North Old Post Road, Smith’s Cove. By donation.

  • Watercolour painting with Kelly Foxton Mondays 10:30-noon Bear River Pizza. $15 per class. Register Kelly 902-955-0779

  • 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


  • Indoor Flea Market Sundays 10am-3pm May to September 726 Broadway Ave. Cornwallis. Vendors wanted 902-955-0779

  • Hatha Yoga Class, Felker Hall, Cornwallis on Mondays from 11:30am - 12:45pm. Please bring a Yoga mat and a blanket. By donation.

  • Chair Yoga Class, Felker Hall, Cornwallis on Fridays from 11:30am - 12:45pm. Please bring a Yoga mat and a blanket. By donation.

  • Watercolour painting with Kelly Foxton Wednesdays 10:30-noon 726 Broadway Ave. Cornwallis. $15 per class. Register Kelly 902-955-0779

  • Watercolour painting Youth Classes with Kelly Foxton Saturdays 10:30-noon 726 Broadway Ave. Cornwallis. $15 per class. Register Kelly 902-955-0779

  • Tai Chi Qigong Tues 9:45 and Sat. at 10am $15 drop-in, $40 per m. Family Rec Centre 726 Broadway Av Jenny 902-841-0333

  • Line Dancing, Felker Hall, Cornwallis, Mondays & Fridays 10-11am $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


  • Spring Story Time - Fridays 10:30-11am Digby Library. Children 5 and younger and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs and activities at the library.

  • Drop-in Community Sport Thursday nights May 2 – June 13 6-7pm Indoor soccer; 7:30-9pm Volleyball 13+, adult, recreational, coed. At Digby Regional High School.

  • Drop n Community Basketball Mondays 6-7:30pm Teen (13+), Adult Co-ed, At DRHS

  • Community Open Gym at DRHS Family Play Fri 6-7:30pm; Basketball Fri 6-7:30pm; Kindergym Sat 10-11am; Open Gym Sat 10am-1pm; Basketball Sat 1-2pm; Pickleball Wed 6-7:30pm Sun 10-12noon; .

  • Basketball FUNdamententals Ages 9-12 $25 Wednesdays 6-7pm Starts Mar 27 Registration required call DARC

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • May Family Center Calendar Crafting together; Baby & Me; Toddler Time; Social Time; Play & Grow (3-5years); Amped Up; Parenting the Defiant Child; Strengthening Families. For days and times please see poster. 902-245-2300.


  • Chair Yoga Wednesdays 10-11:15am Apr 10 to May 29 St Joseph’s Church hall $5 pp 902-245-4344

  • Weymouth Church of Christ Kids Club (Gr 1-5) Wed 7-8pm Youth Club (Gr 6-10) Wed 7-8pm

  • After School Program (W. Consolidated) Mon-Fri 2-5:50 Apr to June Register through DARC

  • Basketball FUNdamententals Ages 9-12 $25 Tuesdays 6-7pm Starts Mar 26 Registration required call DARC

  • Crib Sundays 2-5pm $2 pp Weymouth Legion

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

  • Needlecraft Afternoons Tuesdays 1-4pm Weymouth Library Mar to May.

  • 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

  • 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.

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Have a lovely week

Eleanor & Wayne

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