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 5627077 or email your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pride flag raising with barbecue at the NSCC Strait Area Campus, Port Hawkesbury. Proceeds to the Student Emergency Fund. Everyone welcome to show support. 1-3:30 p.m., Cape Breton Regional Municipality recreation department hosts seniors social, Westside legion, Midgeley Drive, Westmount. Entertainment by the Ukulele Strummers. Activities and refreshments. 6-10 p.m., Northside Guest Home 40th anniversary with an evening of music and dance, North Sydney fire hall.
8-10:30 a.m., Annual rose and flower show, North Sydney Garden Club, Royal Canadian Legion branch 19, 16 Archibald Ave. Judging from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Public viewing from 1-6 p.m. Prize presentation, 6 p.m. 8 p.m., Féis an Eilein 17th annual Gaelic Concert Series Éirich Air!Driv’er. A traditional tea served, Christmas Island fire hall. Information, 902-622-2627 or www.feisaneilein.ca.
3-6 p.m., Strawberry festival, Newsom Church Hall, Dominion Street, Glace Bay. Tickets, 902849-6171. 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.
• Riverside Elementary School, Sydney River, reunion, Sydney River Volunteer Fire Department. Information, Gail, 902-270-6027.
1-5 p.m., Annual family picnic, St. Margaret Community Hall, Grand Mira South. Something for everyone, bingo, silent auction, darts, dunk tank, straw game, fish pond and roast beef dinner all afternoon.
9 a.m.-12 p.m., Breakfast brunch, Big Bras d'Or fire hall, 1390 Old Route 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Bras d'Or fire hall. Eat-in or takeout. 2-4 p.m., Southside Boularderie fire hall hosts strawberry festival. Sandwiches, strawberry shortcake made with fresh local berries and tea or coffee. 2 p.m., Cape Breton Island Hoppers walking club hosts 5-10 km guided walk, North River Bridge, North River Provincial Park. Registration, 1:30 p.m. New members welcome. Information, Cal, 902567-6702. 6 p.m., Defensive driving course, Town House, 150 Commercial St., Glace Bay. To register, Town House, 902-849-2449.
8 p.m., Féis an Eilein 17th annual Gaelic Concert Series Nuallan. Traditional tea served, Christmas Island fire hall. Information, 902-622-2627 or www.feisaneilein.ca. 6-10 p.m., Safe boating course, Town House, Glace Bay. All operators of boats including personal water craft must be in possession of a pleasure craft operator card. Call for additional class dates. Information, 902849-2449.
6 p.m., Defensive driving course, Town House, Glace Bay. This course meets the requirements of Nova Scotia's exit from the graduated licensing program. Four points may be deducted from the record of a driver who has successfully completed a defensive driving course within the preceding year. Information, 902-8492449.
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, TCH 105 to exit 12, Englishtown ferry to Jersey Cove, left at blinking light onto Cabot Trail, 3 km, follow signs. 11 a.m., Family fun day, Fourchu Hall. Pony rides, games of chance, free hotdogs and pop while supplies last.
11 a.m., Registration for the C.B. Antique & Custom Car Club annual community cruise. Leaving Mayflower Mall, 12 p.m. to Atlantic SuperStore, Glace Bay, Slyce Call Centre, New Waterford, Prince Street Shopping Centre, Sydney and North Sydney Mall.
1-3:30 p.m., Cape Breton Regional Municipality recreation department hosts seniors social, Port Morien Legion/Community Centre. Entertainment by the Ukulele Strummers. Activities and refreshments.
• Historic Amazing Race for Youth — 12 teams of two to four young people, ages 12-18, to participate in following clues and completing challenges at locations in downtown Glace Bay. Must preregister by Aug. 4 for the start on Aug. 12. 1:30 p.m., Action Week seniors social and dance at the Steelworkers and Sydney Pensioners Club, 30 Inglis St., Sydney. Entertainment and music by Dinky Cameron. Lunch served. All members and guests welcome.
1-3:30 p.m., Cape Breton Regional Municipality recreation department hosts seniors social, Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club, 6 Fraser Ave. Entertainment by the Ukulele Strummers. Activities and refreshments.
• HavanaFax from the Los Primos Project are coming back to Cape Breton and they are playing around the CBRM with the Cape Breton Jazz Festival.
8-11 a.m., Country breakfast, Knox Presbyterian Church, 10109 Kempt Head Rd., Ross Ferry, 12 km down Exit 13 off Highway 105.