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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Board Games Night @ the Library

Board Games Night @ the Library
Thursday April 19th, 6:00-9:00 pm
McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth St, Sydney

Come and enjoy a variety of great board and card games. There are lots to choose from including Settlers of Catan, Tokaido, Ticket to Ride, Skip Bo, classics like Balderdash, Life, Scrabble, Clue, Monopoly, and more!  Drop in and bring your friends!  If you have a favorite game you'd like to share, bring it too!
 
Light refreshments provided.

All ages welcome!

 

Chris Thomson

Cape Breton Regional Library

50 Falmouth St, Sydney, NS B1P 6X9

902-562-3279

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Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Warden UCW Dessert Tea

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Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling: a workshop for youth ages 12-21 

Saturdays - April 7, April 21 (1-3 PM)
McConnell Library (Sydney)

So you think fairy tales are only in children’s books like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty? Think again.

Here at home, Cape Breton storytellers of every culture have been passing along fantastic “wonder” tales from generation to generation, and we’d like to keep them alive.

Come to this storytelling workshop, and be part of the “Wonder Tales” event during the ‘Isle of Story Festival’ in early May. No experience necessary!  Participants will have a chance to tell a tale at the event if they choose.

The Library’s Storyteller-in-Residence, Ronald Labelle will lead this two-part workshop. In Session 1, participants will choose a traditional tale collected by Jean Deveaux, an Acadian storyteller who lived in Glace Bay.  We will use English translations of the tales, or the original French if the participant wishes.  In Session 2, participants will practice telling one of Jean’s tales, or maybe another tale they’ve found, and get feedback from others.

Professional storyteller Marta Singh will be at the “Isle of Story Festival” and will offer advice and encouragement to our latest generation of storytellers at the “Wonder Tales” event.  So come and take advantage of this unique opportunity! 

To register call the McConnell Library at 902-562-3161.

Tara MacNeil/ Chris Thomson

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902-562-3279

 

Sat. 21 Apr, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Baby & Child Sale

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Sat. 21 Apr, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Breton Songbirds Concert

The Breton Songbirds (a Female A Capella Harmony Chorus) will be holding a concert with special guests Ukuleles International. There will be lots of music, prizes to be won and a mini sweeps. It will be held 2 pm Sunday, April 22 at St. Theresa’s Parish Center. Tickets cost $10.00 and for advance tickets call Carol at 902 562 2767 or Joanne at 902 565 9544. That’s 2 pm Sunday, April 22 at St Theresa’s Parish Centre.

Sun. 22 Apr, 2018 11:00 am
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Earth Day Beach Clean-Up

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Sun. 22 Apr, 2018 1:00 pm
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Carnival Night

Carnival Night

Row Street Club in Bridgeport with be having a Carnival Night for the kids!

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM

Free Admission

There will be canteen services and games to play. Tickets to play the games will be 6 tickets for $2.00. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon. 23 Apr, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One Hour, Two Books with Author A.J.B. (John) Johnston

One Hour, Two Books with author A.J.B. (John) Johnston

McConnell Library

Tuesday, April 24 

7 PM

Join award-winning author and historian, A.J.B. (John) Johnston for the official launch of his latest books ‘Something True’ and ‘The Hat’.

‘Something True’ is a coming-of-age novel, inspired by the true-life story of Katharine McLennan (1892-1975), a prominent figure in Cape Breton history. As the daughter of J.S. McLennan, one of the early managers of Cape Breton’s coal and steel industries, Katharine’s lifestyle allowed for travel, study and private tutors that helped her develop a range of passions and interests.

Katharine supported many local causes in Cape Breton, including the Cape Breton Regional Library. She was a long-time Library Board trustee and she donated the land that the McConnell Library sits on.

‘The Hat‘ is a young adult novel giving a fresh, 21st-century take on the Acadian Deportation from Grand Pre in 1755. It is a poignant, suspenseful novel about how two children and a whole village deal with forces and events beyond their control.

Everyone is welcome to attend this launch.

The Cape Breton Curiosity Shop will be on hand to sell copies of the books and the author will be available to sign them.

 

A.J.B. (John) Johnston is well known as a historian with Parks Canada for more than thirty years and as an author or co-author of thirteen books and over 100 articles on different aspects of Atlantic Canadian history. The Canadian Historical Association awarded a Clio prize to Johnston’s book Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade. Johnston was made a chevalier of France’s Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the history of the French in Atlantic Canada.

Find out more on Katharine McLennan at www.kmclennan.com

 

Tara MacNeil & Chris Thomson

 Cape Breton Regional Library, Programs

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Tue. 24 Apr, 2018 7:00 pm
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Learn to Tango!

Library Café:
Learn to Tango!

Wednesday April 25th, 2:00-4:00 pm

What would life be without a little Tango!  Join Chris Mkandawire of Concept Creative Dance Co. for a fun afternoon learning the basics of traditional Tango. Come with a partner or meet one here.

Everyone welcome!

 

Wed. 25 Apr, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sentimental Drift, Steven Fortune

Poetry Month Reading:

Sentimental Drift, by Steven Fortune

Wednesday April 25th, 7 pm

Celebrate Poetry Month in April with our own Steven Fortune as he reads from his third collection of poems, Sentimantal Drift.  From New Waterford, and currently living in Sydney, Steven is the author of A Waltz around the Swirls, Hollow Weight and The Gravity of Ghosts.  “A Brilliant new voice in Canadian Poetry.”

Everyone welcome!

 

Chris Thomson/Tara MacNeil

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Wed. 25 Apr, 2018 7:00 pm
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Thu. 26 Apr, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Solar Energy in Cape Breton

Solar Energy in Cape Breton

Thursday April 26th, 7:00 pm

McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth St, Sydney

Join Kevin Latimer, board member of the Antigonish Community Energy Co-op, and Energy and Facilities Supervisor at St F.X. University, for information about solar energy, how the ACE Co-op works and how you can get involved, new installations in the past year, and solar energy policies in Nova Scotia.

Everyone welcome!

 

Chris Thomson

Cape Breton Regional Library

50 Falmouth St, Sydney, NS B1P 6X9

902-562-3279

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www.cbrl.ca

 

 

Thu. 26 Apr, 2018 7:00 pm
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Day of Mourning

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Sat. 28 Apr, 2018 8:00 am
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Canadian Coast Guard College Open House

The Canadian Coast Guard College is excited to announce the official date of the open house! Join us May 5th, 2018 as we strive to bring more awareness to the public of the amazing opportunities presented at the CCG College as well as with the Canadian Coast Guard in general. Come join the fun from 10:00am – 3:00pm as our Officer Cadets lead guided tours highlighting the Planetarium, Waterfront Facilities and Officer Cadet Residences.

See what it’s like to navigate a real Coast Guard vessel in our Navigation Simulator! Learn the ins and outs of an engine room in our Marine Engineering Training Building!  Watch as our Officer Cadets perform a drill demonstration, a water rescue demonstration and try your hand at knot tying. Bring the family and let the kids play at our “Little Cadet Corner” and enjoy lunch in the galley!

Take a tour of our marketplace to explore our partnerships and programs. Follow our tour guides around the Electronics and Informatics Technology Training and Marine Communications & Traffic Services departments as well as the dorms, and learn exactly what it’s like to be an Officer Cadet at the Coast Guard College from our student panel!

We’ll be offering a list of great prizes, keep up with our social media to get all of the updates!

For more information, please visit: http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/College-and-Careers/OpenHouse2018

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Sat. 5 May, 2018 7:00 am
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UCW Presbyterial Spring Rally

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Sat. 5 May, 2018 9:00 am
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Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk

Saturday May 5, 2018

Whitney Pier's Ward Five. Multicultural, Industrial and still Discoverable.

This year we will be exploring the historic ward 5 district of Sydney's Whitney Pier.

In 2014 the development of Whitney Pier was designated a National Historic Event as it brought many varied cultures together to help build and work at the Sydney Steel Plant.

The walk starts the at Whitney Pier Historical Museum (former Adath Israel Synagogue) at 2:00 PM. The museum will be open so we invite people to come early and look around if they wish.

In keeping with the spirit of the Jane's Walks this year's urban walk will take us past St. Philip's African Orthodox Church, Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Mary's Polish Church, the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and sites of current or former ethno-cultural halls and businesses along the Victoria Road commercial area, plus the recently named Galicia St.

This will be a very compact, easy walk of approximately 2 kilometres length and 2.5 hours duration. As in past years walkers often become occasional tour guides offering insight into shops, places, streets and neighbourhoods often overlooked. All are welcome to attend and participate.

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Sat. 5 May, 2018 2:00 pm
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YMCA Monte Carlo Night

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Sat. 5 May, 2018 3:30 pm
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Elmer's 30th Year Celebration Round & Square Dance

Elmer’s 30th Year Celebration Round and Square Dance

May 5th, 2018

Cedar’s Club

Dancing 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

Admission $10.00 and by ticket only

Music by Rodney MacDonald, Michael Hall and Mac Morin

Tickets at the Curiosity Shop & Cedar’s Club or Hilary Romard 902-862-8658

In Aid of Palliative Care

Sat. 5 May, 2018 5:30 pm
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Flea Market and Vendor Fair

Flea Market and Vendor Fair

Sunday May 6, 2018

10 AM - 2 PM

Row Street Athletic Club, Bridgeport

Limited number of tables available to rent at $10.

To book a table, vendors can contact Celeste Mackay at 902-304-4663 or Dena Mcneil at 902-849-8047.

Admission is $2 per person. Canteen Services available.

Sun. 6 May, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Buy Local Louisbourg

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Fri. 11 May, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Parks Canada - Open House

Curious about what’s happening at Parks Canada in Cape Breton and Canso this year? Come see us at one of our open houses! This year, find out about upcoming events, activities and what you need to know about infrastructure projects happening across the Island.

May 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Louisbourg Fire Hall.

Tue. 15 May, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gaelic History Book Club

Gaelic History Book Club

Tuesday, May 15

6:30-8:30 PM

McConnell Library (Sydney)

In celebration of Mìos nan Gàidheal / Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, join in a book club discussion of Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest, a bilingual anthology of Gaelic poetry and literature in Canada.

In Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest, editor Michael Newton has gathered Gaelic songs and literature from across Canada to give voice to the experiences of Gaelic Canadians on migration, politics, religion, family life, identity, social organizations and more.

Copies of the book are available through your library.

To register for this program call the McConnell Library 902-562-3161.

Discussion will be in English and will focus on Chapters 1-4.

Book Club Facilitator: Frances MacEachen

Everyone welcome.

 

Tara MacNeil & Chris Thomson

Cape Breton Regional Library, Programs

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902-562-3279

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Tue. 15 May, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ride of Silence

Ride of Silence

Meet at the Sydney Shopping Center at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 for a ride start at 7:00pm. Your ride leader will be Vic Gouthro.


About The Event
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 20km/h (12 mph), wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

 

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Wed. 16 May, 2018 6:30 pm
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Tough Call

Tough Call

 

An original two-act play by Viewer Discretion Productions, premiering at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd!

 

1986 – New Year's Eve.

 

Dean is working the graveyard shift at a local TV station, wasting time in the back office as the world outside cheers the coming of the new year. His solitary night of self-pity and Chinese food takeout is interrupted by a ringing telephone – a wrong number. On a normal night, that would be the end of it. But amid the beginnings of an awkward, halting conversation, the young caller inadvertently lets slip a secret.

 

He's planning to commit suicide. 

 

Tonight. At midnight.

 

The stumbling seesaw discussion that follows leads both young men – one we see and one we only hear over the telephone line – from Three's Company and Top Gun to nuclear war, from first kisses, loves lost, and bedroom politics, to the hidden wisdom of Ms. Pac-Man.

 

Contains mature themes and language that may not be suitable for children.

 

Tickets: $20.00

 

Tickets now on sale on the HAT website at http://www.highlandartstheatre.com/tough-call/

or by calling (902) 565-3637!

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Fri. 1 Jun, 2018 8:00 pm
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Tough Call

Tough Call

 

An original two-act play by Viewer Discretion Productions, premiering at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd!

 

1986 – New Year's Eve.

 

Dean is working the graveyard shift at a local TV station, wasting time in the back office as the world outside cheers the coming of the new year. His solitary night of self-pity and Chinese food takeout is interrupted by a ringing telephone – a wrong number. On a normal night, that would be the end of it. But amid the beginnings of an awkward, halting conversation, the young caller inadvertently lets slip a secret.

 

He's planning to commit suicide. 

 

Tonight. At midnight.

 

The stumbling seesaw discussion that follows leads both young men – one we see and one we only hear over the telephone line – from Three's Company and Top Gun to nuclear war, from first kisses, loves lost, and bedroom politics, to the hidden wisdom of Ms. Pac-Man.

 

Contains mature themes and language that may not be suitable for children.

 

Tickets: $20.00

 

Tickets now on sale on the HAT website at http://www.highlandartstheatre.com/tough-call/ or by calling (902) 565-3637!

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Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 8:00 pm
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Sydney RibFest

Sydney RibFest will take place July 13, 14 and 15, 2018!

Please visit http://www.sydneyribfest.ca/ for more information as it becomes available!

Fri. 13 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - Sun. 15 Jul, 2018 10:00 am
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