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.
April 21 – Trinity United Church, Upper Onslow, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bring needlecraft projects.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
APRIL 23 – Truro Lions Club 50-50 Bingo, 1100 Prince Street, Truro. Sundays at 1 p.m.; doors open 12:30 p.m.
APRIL 23 - Lighthouse Mennonite Church Hymn Singing Worship Service, Truro Fire Hall, 7 p.m.; everyone welcome. For info call 902-396-8213.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 lovemylibrary.ca
April 24- Non-competitive Scrabble, 2 - 4:30 p.m. at Truro Public Library with rotation each game. Dictionaries and cheat sheets permitted.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25 Dance
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 Dance
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.