What's happening in Yarmouth County: Events

Updated April 27, 2014

Published on February 25, 2014

Seafest pageant applications

Application kits are available for the 2014 Seafest pageant. They can be picked up at Ellis Print or by contacting Lynette Mullen at 881-2709.  See seafestqueen.com for more information.  Deadline May 2.

Seafest poetry

The Seafest Association is looking for poems on this year’s theme of Seashells and Sandcastles.  While this is not a contest, some poems will be posted on the Seafest Facebook page and /or website. Send poems to info@seafest.ca or 8 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS, B5A3C4. Deadline is April 30.


Board members

Southwest Early Childhood Intervention is accepting nominations for its board of directors.  If you are interested in volunteering, call 742-3366 or email southwesteip@eastlink.ca 

Bake sale

April 28 The Friends of the Art Gallery, Western Branch, will hold a bake sale at Scotiabank Monday, April 28, from 10 to 4 or while quantities last. They are raising money for the Children’s Art Fund, children’s programs and general programming. If you are able to contribute some baking, baked beans, preserves etc., drop it off at the Scotiabank on Monday morning between 9 and 10, or throughout the day. If that is not convenient, contact Joan Semple at 742-8765.

Chegoggin cemetery

April 28 Chegoggin Cemetery Company will hold its annual business meeting Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Chegoggin Baptist Church. All welcome.


Hospital auxiliary meeting

April 29 The regular monthly meeting of the Yarmouth hospital’s women’s auxiliary will be held Tuesday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Bluenose Room. Members are asked to bring something for the jewelry table and men’s table. For more info call president Donna Kitter Lloy (749-0561).


Museum presentation

May 2 The Yarmouth County Historical Society presents Gwen Hewey Parsons, who on Friday, May 2, at the Yarmouth County Museum, will speak about Esther Lewis Crowell. Event time: 7:30 p.m.


Blue Country

May 2 A country music dance will be held at Club Acadian, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Friday, May 2, from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission: $5.


Bake/yard sale

May 3 There will be a bake and yard sale at Pleasant Supplies in Yarmouth on Saturday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. with proceeds for Camp Peniel.



May 3 Grades 7-12 game of Quidditch, followed by butterbeer and cauldron cakes from Harry Potter. Beacon Church hall. Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Bring your own broom. Robes are encouraged but not required. Email beaconyouth@live.ca Phone 742-4320. Twitter follow or direct message @beaconyouth


Spring tea

May 3 Temple’s seniors club spring tea will be held May 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. $5 per person. Admission at door.


May 3 The Yarmouth Chorale presents Sing a Mighty Song Saturday, May 3,  at 7:30 p.m. at Beacon United Church. $10 adults ($8 in advance), $5 children and students, $20 for families.



Turkey supper

May 3 A turkey supper will be held at the Kemptville fire hall May 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults: $10. Children under 12: $4.


Lobster supper, auction

May 3 The Yarmouth Veteran Firefighters are having a creamed lobster supper at the Lions Club hall May 3 at 5 p.m., followed by an auction by the Yarmouth Art Society at 7 p.m. Supper tickets are $20. Erin Power, Beaver Auctions, is the auctioneer. Proceeds are for Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society. Contact members for tickets or email yarlighthouse@eastlink.ca.


Food collection

May 3, 4 Knights of Columbus 2181 will hold a food collection at St. Ambrose Cathedral Saturday, May 3, prior to 5 p.m. mass and Sunday, May 4, prior to 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. masses. Non-perishable goods, monetary donations welcome.

Battle of the Atlantic service

May 4 The Yarmouth Branch of the Navy League of Canada and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps #92 Chebogue (Yarmouth Sea Cadets) will take part in a Battle of the Atlantic ceremony Sunday, May 4, at the Killam Brothers wharf on Water Street. 


May 4 The Pubnico Area Lions Club will be holding a breakfast on Sunday, May 4, from 8 until 10 a.m. $6. Children 12 and under half price. (Children under five eat for free.)  This is the last breakfast until October.



May 4 Intergenerational breakfast will be held at the parish hall in Saulnierville May 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Includes eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, tea or coffee. Also music, door prizes. 50/50 draw. Adults: $6. Children under seven: $3. This is a fundraising activity for the Security for Seniors Association.


Chowder sale

May 4 The SAR New Horizon club will hold a seafood chowder sale at the Knights of Columbus hall in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau (Rocco Point Road) May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $6 per person. Eat in or take out.

Seafest meeting

May 6 The next meeting of the Seafest Association will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hotel. Anyone interested in how Seafest works is welcome.


Brooklyn Cemetery Company

May 6 The Brooklyn Cemetery Company will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn hall. For more info call 742-5212 or 742-3993.


Seniors afternoon

May 7 The monthly seniors’ afternoon at the Salvation Army Church, (corner of Brunswick and Herbert streets) will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 2 until 4 p.m. Games, light refreshments and Sentimental Journey music. Wheelchair accessible. Free of charge.


May 6 The annual meeting of the Brooklyn Cemetery Company will be held at the Brooklyn hall on Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m.  Info: 742-5212 or 742-3993.



May 9 Royal Canadian Legion, branch 61 in Yarmouth will hold a fundraising dance for the Children’s Wish Foundation at the Legion on Parade Street Friday, May 9, from 9 until 12:30. Music by DNR band. $5 admission.

Meat dart shoot

May 10 at the Yarmouth Legion. Registration at 9:30, start time 10 a.m. Registration is $10 per person. To support the Yarmouth Sea Cadets. Contact Kevin Mullen for more information at 881-2709.


Yard Sale

May 10 A yard sale will be held at Beacon United Church hall on Saturday, May 10, from  9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Table rentals available for $10. Contact Stephen Sollows at 742-6252. Proceeds for the Congregational Church of Chebogue Preservation Society.



May 10 The Central Chebogue United Baptist Church Heritage Society will be having a Mother’s Day tea Saturday, May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. All welcome.


Giant yard sale

May 10 A giant yard sale will be held at the Meteghan curling club Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rental: $10. Bake sale, rappie pie, 50/50 draw, canteen. For more info or to reserve a table, contact Denise Clark (769-3134). This is a fundraising activity for the Clare Curling Association.


Mother’s Day tea

May 11 A Mother’s Day tea will be held at the Yarmouth County Museum, 22 Collins St. Tea, sandwiches, sweets. Two sittings: 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and reservations are recommended. Call or email the museum (742-5539 or ycm.asst.dir@eastlink.ca) to make reservations.


Look Good Feel Better

May 12 Free workshop to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer. Monday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Yarmouth hospital cancer centre, Building C (old  hospital), fourth floor. Registration required. Call 749-1523 or 1-866-524-1234.


Taize service

May 12 There will be a Taize prayer service Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Cathedral (Jubilee Room, basement). All welcome. For more info: 881-2107.


Knights 2181 meeting

May 13 Knights of Columbus 2181 will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, May 13, at Columbus Club, 10 Collins St., Yarmouth. 5:30 p.m. executive meeting. 6:30 p.m. supper. 7:30 p.m. meeting.


Kidney cancer event

May 15 Kidney Cancer Canada will hold a meeting/live webcast in Halifax Thursday, May 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bethune Building, QE II Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Robert Rutledge, radiation oncologist, will speak on The Body – Mind – Spirit Connection: Making a Difference on the Kidney Cancer Journey. More info: 1-866-598-7166 or go to www.kidneycancercanada.ca


Rappie pie sale

May 16 Knights of Columbus 2181 will hold a rappie pie sale at 10 Collins St., Yarmouth, Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free delivery from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 742-3474. $7 per serving.


Community breakfast

May 18 Knights of Columbus 2181 will hold a community breakfast Sunday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Adults $7. Children 12-and-under $3.50.


4th Degree meeting

May 20 The Assembly 1428 will have a 4th Degree meeting at Columbus Club, 10 Collins St., Yarmouth, Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. All members are invited.


June 14 Quilts of Many Colors Show and refreshments, June 15 at  St. Ambrose Cathedral, Albert Street. 2– 4 p.m. Admission: $5. This is a fundraiser for a new organ.

Bottle drive fundraiser

If you would like to cash in your bottles at the EnviroDepot, located on Hardscratch Road, and donate the proceeds to the Yarmouth sea cadets, let the employees know. If you or someone you know needs bottles picked up, call 881-2709.


Soup kitchen

There is a soup kitchen every second Thursday of the month at the Temple annex, 5 Bond St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.



Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Lake George fire hall. Proceeds to build extension on fire hall. The Chase the Ace game is rising steadily.


Fitness classes

Fitness classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays at Marian Hall, Albert Street (next to St. Ambrose Parish Centre). Monday – 11 a.m. Qigong (ancient form of self-healing); 11:30 Dusty Sneakers (chair stretching/strength); 12:10 p.m. yoga (slower paced, focus on deeper poses and core strength). Wednesday – 10 a.m. Qigong; 10:50 Dusty Sneakers (stretching/strength/cardio); 11:45 yoga (flow class, followed by core/abs). These are drop-in classes. No registration fee. Donations appreciated. More info: Cindy Robicheau (cindyrobicheau@hotmail.ca Facebook group: Cinergy)


Community lunches

Knights of Columbus 2181 holds community lunches Tuesdays at Columbus Club, 10 Collins St., Yarmouth, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


TOPS meetings

TOPS NS 5293 Yarmouth, meets Thursdays 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Beacon United Church. 25 Beacon St.

Info: 748-0168.


Caregiver support

The VON caregiver support group meets monthly, normally on the third Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the VON boardroom at 55 Starrs Rd. in Yarmouth, but the date has been changed for May. The group will meet Tuesday, May 20. Same hours, same location. New members welcome. For further information contact Derrick Babin or Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc at 742-4512.


Bereavement support

The VON bereavement support group meets monthly, on the fourth Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the VON boardroom at 55 Starrs Rd. in Yarmouth.  New members welcome. For more info contact Derrick Babin or Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc (742-4512).


Yarmouth farmers market

The Yarmouth Farmers’ Community Market on Hawthorn Street across from the Colony is held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Seniors club

The seniors club in Temple annex, 5 Bond St. in Yarmouth, is open Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Games, tea, coffee. All seniors welcome.


Live & Learn

Education class for people living with the effects of stroke, heart attack, angina, and those at risk for heart disease and stroke is offered the fourth Monday of each month, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Informal, free, chance to learn more about cardiovascular disease. To register: call 742-3542, extension 1460.


Heart & stroke support

A heart and stroke support group meets the third Thursday of each month, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Yarmouth hospital. Informal, free. Opportunity for sharing, learning, friendship. Info: 742-3542, extension 1592.


Patchwork Pals

Patchwork Pals, a non-profit quilting group, meets Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at Club Acadien, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau. Anyone interested in learning about quilting or wanting a social afternoon is welcome to join the group. Info: 648-2368.


Overeaters Anonymous

Is food running your life? Consider Overeaters Anonymous. Meetings are Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Beacon Church, Yarmouth. Info: call 749-5244 or 742-3725.


Cancer help fund

The Gilles Boudreau and Friends Cancer Help Fund provides financial support for travel expenses to Yarmouth town and county residents receiving cancer treatments outside the Southwest Health district. Donations may be sent to 1355 Highway 1, Wellington B5A 5A5 or call 742-3381. Memorial donations may be made at any of the Yarmouth-area funeral homes. Income tax receipts available.



Meat cribbage nights at Club Lestantue in Pinkney’s Point are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Cost: $8, includes loonie jar and one meat package.


Exercise program

Vancouver Place Seniors Residence offers a free exercise program Wednesday mornings. Three openings available. Chair exercise. RSVP only: 740-6424 or 742-6060.


La Leche League

La Leche League meetings for those interested in breastfeeding are held the last Tuesday of every month. Info: call 742-3393 or email lllcyarmouth@gmail.com.


Memorial Club

People dropping off bottles at the Enviro Depot Bottle Exchange can support the Memorial Club by asking to have the money for the bottles put into an account at the depot that was started for the club.


Program for moms, babies

The Baby & Me group meets in the Superstore community room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday. Moms, babies and family members are welcome to attend, to share and to learn from one another. Info: 742-7141.


Recovery International

Recovery International is a support group that provides coping techniques for persons struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and other mental disorders. Meetings are on Mondays (except holidays) at 7 p.m., 32 Cliff St., at the rear of Vaughan Square, at the top of the ramp. Call Dot Jacquard (742-6335, cell 749-8629).


Bottles, shredding

Yarmouth Life Skills accepts bottle donations. Drop them off at 15 Hawthorn St. or they can be picked up in Yarmouth area. Yarmouth Life Skills also will shred personal documents for a donation. Drop them off at 15 Hawthorn St. or, if in the Yarmouth area, they can be picked up.


Legion Branch 61 events

Bingo every Sunday, doors open at 3 p.m. Darts every Monday night, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday night bingo, doors open at 4 p.m. Saturday night dances, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., members and guests welcome.


Juniper House donations

Juniper House accepts donations of clothing and household items. Info: 742-8689.