Community Calendar is a public service listing of community events sponsored by non-profit groups. To ensure publication, submit notices at least two weeks prior to the event. Limit announcements to 24 words or less. Telephone 563-3838; fax 562-7077 or email your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 7-July 18 • Art exhibit ‘Out of Bounds Drawings’ by artist Kenneth Lynds at the McConnell Library, Sydney, during library hours.
July 9-Aug. 13 9:30-11:30 a.m., Gaelic Pplaygroup for preschoolers and children. Parents and children can join in a morning of Gaelic songs, stepdance, rhymes and games.
July 14 1:30 p.m., Seniors social and dance, Steelworkers and Sydney Pensioners Club, 30 Inglis St., Sydney. Entertainment and music by Dinky Cameron. Lunch served. All members and guests welcome. 8 p.m., Féis an Eilein 17th annual Gaelic Concert Series A’ Cliùiteachadh Maxie. A Tribute to Maxie. A traditional tea will be served, Christmas Island fire hall. Information, 902-622-2627 or www.feisaneilein.ca.
July 15 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Annual strawberry tea, Carman United Church, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines. Eat-in or takeout. 4-6 p.m., Strawberry festival, Warden United Church. Sponsored by the UCW. Eat-in or takeout.
July 16 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Brookside Street, Glace Bay, hosts strawberry social. Eat-in or takeout. For tickets, 902737-2529. 3-6 p.m., Bethel United Church strawberry festival, Hillside Road, Marion Bridge. Eat-in or takeout.
July 17 7 p.m., Milling frolic, Cameron Hall, Whycocomagh.
July 18 9-11 a.m., Full summerfest breakfast ( juice, two eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit, fresh rolls, tea/coffee), Union Memorial Hall, Albert Bridge. Information, Linda, 902-562-4713 or Sandi, 902562-0676. • Mira Boat Club Poker Run; registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; evening entertainment "Hat Trick" 8-12 p.m.; kitchen opens, 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. 12-5 p.m., Lobster dinner, Fourchu Hall. Sponsored by Fourchu United Church. 3-6 p.m., Strawberry festival, Loch Lomond Community Hall. Sponsored by the Loch Lomond Heritage Association. 6 p.m., Eat-in strawberry festival supper, St. Columba United Church, Leitches Creek. Takeout, 12-6 p.m.
July 19 2-4 p.m., Strawberry festival, WINS Hall, Edwardsville. Fresh strawberries, cream, homemade tea biscuits, sweets, tea/coffee. Eat-in or takeout.
July 20 6-10 p.m., Northside Guest Home 40th anniversary with an evening of music and dance, North Sydney fire hall.
July 21 8 p.m., Féis an Eilein 17th Annual Gaelic Concert Series Éirich Air!Driv’er. A traditional tea will be served, Christmas Island fire hall. Information, 902-622-2627 or www.feisaneilein.ca.
July 22 1-3 p.m., Strawberry festival, Calvin Church, New Waterford. Sponsored by the Calvin United Church Women. Takeout only. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Strawberry tea and sale, St. John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or.
July 24-25 • Riverside Elementary School, Sydney River, Reunion, Sydney River Volunteer Fire Department. Information, Gail, 902-270-6027.
July 26 2-4 p.m., Southside Boularderie Firehall hosts a strawberry festival. Sandwiches, strawberry shortcake made with fresh local berries and tea or coffee. 2 p.m., Cape Breton Island Hoppers walking club 5-10 km guided walk, North River Bridge, North River Provincial Park. Registration, 1:30 p.m. New members welcome. Information, Cal, 902-567-6702. 6 p.m., Defensive driving course, Town House, 150 Commercial St., Glace Bay. Call Town House, 902849-2449 to register.
July 28 8 p.m., Féis an Eilein 17th Annual Gaelic Concert Series Nuallan. A traditional tea will be served at Christmas Island fire hall. Information, 902-622-2627 or www.feisaneilein.ca.
August 1 8-11 a.m., Country breakfast, Mira Seniors' and Pensioners' Centre, Marion Bridge. Includes juice, toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns, coffee/tea. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sale of antiques and household goods, lunch available. Lorenzen mushrooms, Hoosier cupboard, ’75 BMW motorcycle, 1920s wicker chairs and more. Forty per cent of proceeds donated to the MammoWarriors for the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Care Fund. TCH 105 to exit 12, Englishtown ferry to Jersey Cove, left at blinking light onto Cabot Trail, 3 km, follow signs to property.
August 4 1:30 p.m., Action week seniors social and dance, Steelworkers and Sydney Pensioners Club, 30 Inglis St., Sydney. Entertainment and music by Dinky Cameron. Lunch served. All members and guests welcome.
August 6 1:30 p.m., Tarabish game, force the dealer, Steelworkers and Sydney Pensioners Club, 30 Inglis St., Sydney. Teams of two. All tarabish players welcome. Lunch served. Prizes.
August 15 8-11 a.m., Country breakfast, Knox Presbyterian Church, 10109 Kempt Head Rd., Ross Ferry, 12km down Exit 13 off Highway 105.