Truro Daily News - - COLCHESTER COUNTY -

FRI­DAY, APRIL 21 Old Time Dance

April 21 - Dou­glas Street Recreation Cen­tre, 7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, spon­sored by Y Se­nior Cit­i­zens Group, age 50 and older wel­come, ad­mis­sion $5.

Nifty Knit­ters

April 21 – Trin­ity United Church, Up­per Onslow, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bring needle­craft projects.

Le­gion Supper

April 21 - De­bert Le­gion Fri­day night supper. Pan fried had­dock, veg­eta­bles, dessert, etc. Adults $10, un­der 12 years $5. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. Take­outs avail­able. 1252 Masstown Rd, De­bert.

Chair Yoga

APRIL 21 – Fri­days at 10 a.m., First United Church Me­mo­rial Hall. $5 per per­son. Pro­ceeds to the Restora­tion Fund.

SATUR­DAY, APRIL 22 Youth expo

APRIL 22 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Don Hen­der­son Me­mo­rial Sport­splex in Brookfield, NS. Hosted by Women That Hunt.

Chase the Ace

April 22 - Truro Le­gion & Sco­tia Pool, 2 to 4 p.m.; tick­ets sold at the Le­gion; build­ing jack­pot; draw time ap­prox. 4:30 p.m.

Used Book Sale

April 22 - Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p,m. Colch­ester Hi­s­toreum, 29 Young St., Truro.

TED Talks

APRIL 22 - TED Talks are short videos from speak­ers on a va­ri­ety of top­ics; Truro Pub­lic Li­brary, 2 - 3 p.m., to view and dis­cuss videos.

Chase the Ace

April 22 – De­bert Le­gion Branch 106 and the West Colch­ester Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion, Satur­day 2-4 p.m. Draw to take place ap­prox. 4:15 p.m. Must be present to win.

Roast beef din­ner

April 22 - 4-6 p.m., St. James United Church, Up­per Musquodoboit. 8747 Hwy. 224. $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for chil­dren 12 and un­der. Tick­ets at the door.

Crib tour­na­ment

April 22 - Tat­magouche Le­gion. $20 per team of two. 1p.m. Re­fresh­ment ser­vices. Ev­ery­one wel­come, wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble.

Roast pork supper

April 22 - Rolls, dessert, tea/cof­fee. Econ­omy Recreation Cen­tre. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $10, chil­dren 12 and un­der $5.

Old Time Dance

April 22 - 7:30 p.m. West Branch Com­mu­nity Hall. Mu­sic by The MacKin­nons plus Mar­i­lyn, Alvin and Aldie. Roger Simms, call­ing. Lunch served, shared sweets. Ad­mis­sion $7.

Kids Cloth­ing Sale

APRIL 22 - Kids sum­mer cloth­ing and toy sale, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Mid­dle Stewiacke Rec Cen­tre, 2395 Hwy 289. Ad­mis­sion $1.

SUN­DAY, APRIL 23 Used Tack Sale

April 23 - The NSPEC Com­plex Used Tack Sale, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the MacMillan Show Cen­tre. Ad­mis­sion is $2. Ta­bles are $10. Reg­is­ter as a ven­dor at nspe@east­

Mu­si­cal Evening

April 23 – New An­nan Meet­ing House hosts an evening with West Branch and Area Singers & Mu­si­cians, 7 p.m., 1128 War­wick Mnt. Road, West New An­nan; re­fresh­ments; free will of­fer­ing.

Drum­ming Work­shop

April 23 - African Drum­ming Work­shop, Great West African rhythms; be­gin­ners wel­come, drums provided. 1:30 p.m. at Dou­glas St Rec Cen­tre. Cost $20. Call 893-1831 to reg­is­ter or for info.

Break­fast brunch

April 23 - Tata­m­agouche Le­gion ham, ba­con, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Take­outs avail­able. $7 adults, $4, 12 and un­der. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble.

50-50 Bingo

APRIL 23 – Truro Lions Club 50-50 Bingo, 1100 Prince Street, Truro. Sun­days at 1 p.m.; doors open 12:30 p.m.

Hymn Singing

APRIL 23 - Light­house Men­non­ite Church Hymn Singing Worship Ser­vice, Truro Fire Hall, 7 p.m.; ev­ery­one wel­come. For info call 902-396-8213.

Blue­grass Con­cert

April 23 - Mu­si­cal Mem­o­ries Blue­grass Con­cert, at 2 p.m., Mid­dle­ton United Church, Mid­dle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224. For info 902-384-2520 or email mid­dle­to­nunit­ed­church@ns.aliantz­ Lunch provided; free will of­fer­ing; wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble.

MON­DAY, APRIL 24 Cards 45’s

April 24 – 7 p.m.; prizes and 50/50; Good Neigh­bors 21 Palmer St.

Monthly Mati­nee

April 24 Movie for adults age 50 and older, at Truro Pub­lic Li­brary, 1:30 p.m.; bev­er­ages provided; for movie ti­tle call 902-895-4183 or visit love­myli­


April 24- Non-com­pet­i­tive Scrab­ble, 2 - 4:30 p.m. at Truro Pub­lic Li­brary with ro­ta­tion each game. Dic­tio­nar­ies and cheat sheets per­mit­ted.


APRIL 25 – Good­time Se­niors Dance Club every Tues­day, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Le­gion on Brunswick Street. $7, shared lunch, 50/50 tick­ets.

Cre­ation Café

APRIL 25 - Val­ley United Church, Val­ley. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring sewing/needle­craft projects or come for tea & cof­fee.

Craft for Adults

APRIL 25 - Make a beau­ti­ful paper dahlia at the Truro Pub­lic Li­brary from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired 902-895-4183.


April 25 Role-play­ing game night, Truro Pub­lic Li­brary from 5:30 8p.m.; we pro­vide the sup­plies.


April 26 – Dance at Sal­mon River Fire Hall, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mu­sic by Coun­tri­fied and oth­ers. Shared lunch.


Ted Pow­ell has yet to visit West Africa, but he has been drum­ming West African rhythms for close to 20 years.

“We’re an am­a­teur drum­ming group, it’s all about hav­ing fun and en­joy­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Pow­ell be­longs to the Drum Run­ners group in Truro, along with 15 other ac­tive mem­bers. The Drum Run­ners meet a few times a month to prac­tise play­ing the West African drum Djembe. They per­form lo­cally a cou­ple of times a year and have been do­ing so since 2004.

“Some peo­ple in our groups do have mu­si­cal tal­ent, or there’s oth­ers who have never picked up an instrument be­fore un­til they started,” said Pow­ell.

The Drum Run­ners mu­sic usu­ally orig­i­nates from Guinea, Mali and Sene­gal in West Africa.

Pow­ell started out drum­ming with no pre­vi­ous mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and he says 90 per cent of mem­bers who join don’t have any ei­ther. The Drum Run­ners group per­form­ing in 2016 on Inglis Street in Truro.

“You join a group to so­cial­ize and have fun to­gether, I guess I fall un­der that cat­e­gory.”

There will be a West African Drum­ming work­shop on Satur­day at the Dou­glas Street Recreation Cen­tre, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for any­one who wants to try it out.

Pow­ell helped or­ga­nize the event and Glenn Fraser, a pro­fes­sional hand drum­mer from Hal­i­fax, will be lead­ing and teach­ing the ba­sics of djembe drum­ming.

If you’ve al­ways wanted to try mak­ing mu­sic but you’re not sure where to start, this is the event for you, Pow­ell says.

“We fig­ure if peo­ple try out drum­ming and they would like to pur­sue it, our drum­ming cir­cle can help them get there, and even­tu­ally if they would like to join the Drum Run­ners, that’s an­other op­tion.”

The Drum Run­ners next per­for­mance is June 3, at the Canada 150 Multi-Cul­tural show hap­pen­ing at Civic Square.


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