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Songbird Series
On November 7, the Songbird Series presents its first singer-songwriter, from Prince Edward Island, Catherine MacLellan, joined by Chris Gauthier, live at the Little Narrows Community Centre. Admission $15
; Children 14 & under $7. To purchase tickets email thesongbirdseries@gmail.com; phone (902) 756-2731; or online at brownpapertickets.com. Concerts starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Held at the Little Narrows Community Centre.

Little Dipper Boutique - NOW OPEN!
The Little Dipper Boutique is now open.
Hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm. Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm.
The store carries beer, wine, spirits and coolers via the NSLC.
Everyday convenience items, confections, tobacco and lottery are also be available.
Phone number is (902)725-2000.
Email is: littledipperboutique@gmail.comSuggestions as to what we should carry and sell in the store are welcome.

Fall Dessert Tea and Sale - Oct 25
The Little Narrows Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid will host its Fall Dessert Tea and Sale on Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 3:00 pm in the church hall. Join us for tea and dessert. There will be Christmas theme crafts, home baking and dollar tables. Adults $5.00, Children $2.00.

WCC - Pub Night - Nov 8
Washabuck Community Centre
Saturday, Nov 8th, 9pm 1am
Remembrance Day Weekend
Bring your dancing shoes and dancer up to the music of
Terry Peters and The Off The Wall Band
19 years and over!

Fall Yoga Session - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Fall Yoga Session St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 16th and ending Nov. 20th. Daytime classes Tuesday and Thursday 9-10 am. Evening classes Tuesday and Thursday 7-8 pm. Instructor: Linda Bryden. Fee $5 per class. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows Yoga will also be cancelled for both daytime and evening classes on that day. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. For further information please contact Ann Marie MacNeil 902-725-2253 or Anne MacKenzie 902-622-2667.

Washabuck 45s Card Games - Thursdays
45’s card games take place Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm at the Washabuck Community Centre.

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
E-Business Toolkit
A new online tool for Nova Scotia businesses has been released.

This toolkit will show different areas of online engagement and importance - how to better connect with customers and clients - how to be competitive in a digital environment - how to make the most effective changes based on resources - how to streamline processes for greater efficiency.

Access the toolkit: http://ebusinesstoolkit.ca/

For more information, visit www.vccaps.com

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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Bookmobile Visits Legion Parking Lot
The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00pm
Next visit: Friday, November 7th (Note this date is a rescheduled date since Oct. 31st is Halloween)
Following visit: Friday, November 28

Remembrance Day Service - Tuesday, November 11th
Service will commence following the parade from the cenotaph at 10:30am.
Following the service at the church, a roast beef dinner will be offered at the Legion hall followed by local entertainment.
Entertainers interested in performing during the local talent segment can contact Stanley (info@rcl124grandona.ca)

Please note: Due to the many requests to shorten the ceremony at the church, this year we will attempt to implement a few changes to the wreath laying ceremony to hopefully satisfy all, while retaining full respect for deceased veterans. Following the official wreath laying (by government reps, organizations etc), the names of all deceased veterans will be read off. This will then be followed by an opportunity for family members or representatives to come forward to place their respective wreaths, crosses, poppies etc.

Canadian Diabetes "Clothesline" Drop Box
A Clothesline Drop Box is now located outside the Legion (beside the back deck). Feel free to drop off your donations of gently used clothing anytime.

Monday Night Bingo
Join us at the Iona Legion every Monday evening for a fun night of BINGO. Starts at 7:45pm
Jackpots for November 3: Building Jackpot: $2300; Rising Jackpot: $1346.75; Toonie Game: $228 plus 1/2 sales.

Saturday Night Darts
DARTS 7:30 p.m. Every Saturday Night.
COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. Teams are picked each night.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs
Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 31 - NO SUPPER (Halloween)
Nov 7 - Roast Turkey
Nov 14 - Roast Pork
Nov 21 - Grilled Haddock

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 31 - NO CEILIDH
Nov 7 - Deron Donovan
Nov 14 - The Roadies
Nov 21 - Cyril MacPhee

BAR HOURS
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - bar closed
Thursday - 4:00 to 11:00pm
Friday - 4:00 to Midnight
Saturday - 7:00 to Midnight

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  Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach (Website)  
 
Chase the Ace - Thursday nights - Northside East Bay Fire Hall
Chase the Ace takes place Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm (starting September 4th) at the Northside East Bay Fire Hall, 310 Eskasoni Road, Northside East Bay, NS. This is a fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society & the Northside East Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Open to those 19 years of age and over. For more information, including the house rules, visit our website at www.chasetheace.ca or follow us on Facebook at Northside East Bay Chase the Ace. Join us next Thursday, October 30 when the anticipated Jackpot will be $785+. There are 44 cards left in the deck!!

These Were My People - Washabuck: An Anecdotal History by Vince MacLean - IN STOCK
These Were My People by Vince MacLean is available in the Highland Village Gift Shop for $19.95 plus tax.

 
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  Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (Website)  
 
General Meeting: Thursday, November 6th
General meeting at Ferrymen's Hall, Thursday Nov. 6th at 7:00. New members are welcome.

 
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
ST JOHN AMBULANCE COURSE

St John Ambulance, First Aid & CPR Level 3

( CL# 1-353583339)

Boisdale Fire Hall

Saturday, Nov. 1, & Sunday Nov.2, 2014

Time : 8:30am- 4:30pm

Lunch, Tea,Coffee provided

Cost $82.50 per person

For Registration call:  1-800-565-5056

For Information call:      902-871-2449

Please Dress Comfortable, & bring pen/pencil


FISHCAKE & BEAN SUPPER

Fishcake & Bean Supper

Including Dessert

Saturday, Nov.15, 2014

Time 3-6PM

Boisdale Fire Hall

Admission: $10.00


Beginners Yoga - Thursdays
Yoga Classes
Boisdale Fire Hall
With Certified Yoga Instructor: "ANITA MACKINNON"
Beginning : Thursday, Sept. 25th. 2014, 7:00 pm.
Please bring a mat, a blanket & wear comfortable clothing
Class is $5.00 per person
Everyone Welcome!

For more information, Pls. contact Anita at 871-2074

PROGRESSIVE 45 CARD GAME
Will be held every Wednesday at 8:00pm at the Boisdale Fire Hall. Light Lunch will be served. Jackpot, Loonie draw & even Splits.

 
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  Féis an Eilein (Website)  
 
Gaelic language classes - Mondays

Fis an Eilein will sponsor an 8 week session of Gaelic language classes at the Christmas Island Fire Hallbeginning on Monday October 20 and continuing until Monday December 8th. Instruction will be offered at 3 levels. Beginner and Advanced Beginner will take place from 6:30 to 8:30, and will focus on the TIP/GAB method. The Intermediate/Advanced class will run from 7:30 until 9:30. and will focus on the TIP/ GAB method along with conversation.Cost is $50.00 for all 8 weeks and there is no charge for students and native Gaelic speakers. For more information please e-mail feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca


 
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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
 
 
Rankin School Bottle Drive
Rankin School of the Narrows will be having a bottle drive on Wednesday November 5 starting at 3pm. Collection will take place from Boisdale to Grand Narrows, in Benacadie, Derby Point, Iona, Washabuck to Little Narrows. If you would like to contribute and will not be at home please leave your recyclables at your door tagged so we know they are for us. DO NOT put them at the end of your driveway. If you prefer, you can drop off your Recyclables at any time when the school is opened. Bottle Drives are an important fundraiser for the school. Thank you for your continued support.

 
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  Home & School  
 
Meeting - note change in day

Home & School meeting on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm at Rankin School. New members welcome!

The Hot Lunch Program will take place one day a month at the school. We would greatly appreciate any parents, guardians or community members who can volunteer to help out with this program. If you can spare some time, please phone the school (902-725-2210) and leave your name and number.

PLEASE HELP US FILL OUR CHRISTMAS BASKET!
Each year Home & School sells tickets on a Christmas Basket that sees all proceeds go back into our school to help with playground purchases, bursaries and a hot lunch program.
 
Can you help us fill our basket with items like: non-perishable items, candles, xmas decorations, napkins, mittens, candy, games, etc.
 
Items can be dropped off at Rankin School, sent in by a student or picked up....phone 902-725-2210 for more info.

 
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  Parishes  
 
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturdays

St. Andrew's-Boisdale-4:00 pm
St. Barra-Christmas Island- 5:30 pm
St. Mary's-Frenchvale- 5:30 pm

Sundays

St. Michael's-Baddeck- 9:00 am
Holy Trinity-Waycobah- 9:30 am
St. Columba-Iona- 11:00 am
Queen of the World-Wagmatcook- 11:00 am

 
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  Volunteer Fire Departments  
 
Children's Halloween Party
The Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a children's Hallowe'en party on Friday, October 31, from 5 until 8 pm at the fire hall. Lots of treats, with tea and coffee for the adults. Prizes for best costumes. Everyone welcome.

Iona Volunteer Fire Department Monthly Meeting
The Iona Fire Dept. regular meeting is usually held on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the the Fire Hall.

 
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  NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH  
   
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