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Mindful Meditation for Beginners with Instructor Michelle Walsh
Tuesday May 31, 2:30pm @ Westville Library
Wednesday June 8, 7:00pm @ New Glasgow Library
Join Certified Meditation Instructor Michelle Walsh as she teaches beginner Insight (or Mindful) Meditation. The workshop includes a talk, instruction and practice and gives the basics for a beginner to get started and be able to practice at home.
About the instructor:
Michelle is a Certified Meditation Instructor, and a recent graduate of Elevated Wellness Academy. Meditation has been proven to help people in all areas of life, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Practicing mindful meditation has helped her improve her life in a positive way, and she would like to help the people of our community achieve this
Dress comfortably, all are welcome! For more information please call 902 755-6031.
Each One, Teach One: An Intergenerational Learning Program Series
Building stronger communities by fostering communication and understanding between youth and older generations. A series of learning programs will be offered seasonally.
Please call Pictou Recreation and Parks to register for each program at 902-485-4372. All programs are free, although seating & equipment may be limited.
Trace Your Roots & Other Discoveries
Genealogy and researching community history has become a growing interest now that online records have made it easier than ever to trace your roots and find out more about your community. It is always good to start out with a little bit of old fashioned leg work. Learn research methods before the birth of computers and the assortment of online tools that are available today. When: May 31, 2016 3:30 - 5:30pm Location: McCulloch House and Genealogy Centre, Haliburton Rd.
Brought to you by: McCulloch House and Genealogy Centre, and Pictou Recreation and Parks.
Learn to Fish … Hook, Line & Sinker
The program consists of two main components: classroom presentations and outdoor lessons. Presentations consist of an introduction to freshwater sportfish in Nova Scotia, habitat characteristics, basics of tackle, assembling a fishing rod, safety, ethics and respect, and health benefits from outdoor recreation. Outdoor lessons consist of a hands-on sport fishing workshop at Quarry Pond. When: June 22 & 23, 2016 6:00 pm Location: June 22, Pictou New Horizons Club June 23, Quarry Pond, Browns Pt Rd. Brought to you by: Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Pictou Recreation and Parks.
Women on Wheels
Would you like to:
Connect with other senior women?
Enjoy short bike rides and learn new skills?
Feel safe cycling on trails & roads?
Be more connected to your community?
Join us for fun, fitness, & friendship! Every Friday at 10:30 at the Pictou Library. Please register at 902 485-4372. Brought to you by Pictou Recreation and Parks and Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library.
Upcoming Seniors Cafe and Seniors Now!
Seniors Cafe at the Antigonish Library Wednesday presents local activists talking about the Syrian immigration to Nova Scotia, June 1st, 2:00pm - 3:00pm. This month, local activists will talk about Syrian immigration to Nova Scotia, with a focus on Antigonish. All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. For more information or for program suggestions, call (902) 863-4276.
Seniors Cafe at the Westville Library presents 'Cooking with Spice' with registered dietitian Terry Daley, Wednesday, June 1st, 2:30 - 3:30pm. Join us for some tea, coffee and conversation as a local speaker comes to chat. This month, Terry from the Atlantic Superstore will talk about cooking with spice and it's health benefits. All are welcome! Fun, informal sessions. Full access to library services & light refreshments served! For more information please call 902 396-5022.
Seniors Now at the New Glasgow Library Thursday, June 9, 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Seniors Now! Speaker Series presents 'Sleep and the role it plays in your overall health' with speaker Angie Yorke from Respiratory Therapy Specialists Inc. Join us for our 'Seniors Now!' speakers series, where speakers come in to talk about topics of interest to older adults like housing, health and wellness, prevention etc. This month, join us Angie talks about getting a good night’s sleep, sleep apnea, and the role sleep (and nutrition) plays in your overall health. All are welcome! About the speaker: Angie Yorke graduated from Respiratory Therapy school in 1998, and worked at the children’s hospital then moved into the home care field about 5 years later. Originally tasked with looking after clients on home oxygen, she has also been treating people with sleep apnea for the past 12 years, performing sleep studies and examining related treatments. She is also a holistic nutritionist, and has worked in many locations in Canada, from Vancouver to Cape Breton. She currently works with Respiratory Therapy Specialists Inc. located in New Glasgow. This speakers series is in partnership with the Ageing Well coalition, Community Links, Seniors Outreach and the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association. For more information, or to suggest a speaker/topic, please contact (902) 755-6031 or (902) 752-8233. All are welcome!
Seniors Cafe at the Pictou Library Monday, June 20th 10:00 - 12noon. Joining us this month is Jennifer Stewart ”Find your Sparkle: a first step in the journey of your self-discovery”. . Life has a way of keeping us busy which often has us functioning on auto-pilot and leaves some of us feeling like something is missing. Join Jennifer as she shares her story in the hopes that others may find the courage to step outside their comfort zone and empower them to find their inner “sparkle”; maybe it’s a career change, a new hobby, a personal shift of thinking – whatever it is…it might open up a whole new world of possibilities. Jennifer Stewart is an energetic, diverse speaker who has been speaking for more than 20 years. She is a Certified Coach Practitioner, trainer and facilitator whose life purpose is to help individuals dig deep and discover their true passion and calling so they can live an authentic life. A life-long learner, she has a Diploma in Adult Education from St FX, a Bachelor in Business Administration from MSVU, Management Development Diploma from Seneca College and is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner. Jennifer has more than 25 years’ experience working in a variety of industries ranging from government to non-profit. This is a perfect chance to socialize with fellow seniors and enjoy some refreshments. Come and bring a friend. All are welcome! For more information please call 902 485-5021.
Angel Lady of the Maritimes, with Karen Forrest- author, Military Nurse (retired) and Medium. Tuesday May 31, 7:00pm at the New Glasgow Library, Community Room
Join Karen as she talks about her newly-published book. She’ll also reveal how she transitioned from being a military nurse to professional medium, and entertain you with anecdotes of amusing realities in communicating with angels and your heavenly relatives. Books will be available for purchase.
About the author: Karen Forrest, Angel Lady, is Canadian bestselling author of Angels of the Maritimes: By Your Side, Canadian Angels and most recently Angels of the Maritimes Volume Two. Karen offers a diverse background in educational and work experience with a Bachelor of Nursing from University of Calgary and a diploma in Advanced Studies Mental Health Nursing from Mount Royal College Calgary. Captain Karen
Forrest (retired) honourably served 17 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring as a Mental Health Nursing Officer in 2006.
All are welcome, and copies of her books will be available for purchase. For more information please call 902 752-8233
Gamers Afterschool @ Library (drop-in) Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm at the Westville Library
Gamers unite...at the library! Join us for a drop-in gaming session for children ages 8-14 at the Westville Library, and play a game on our Wii or Xbox (generously donated by the Westville Library NSCAP Society).
For more information, call (902) 396-5022.
Jihad, Niqab and other stuff about Islam with speaker Abdul Razzaq Qureshi, Saturday June 4 3:00pm - 4:00pm at the New Glasgow Public Library
Join us as Abdul leads an information session and roundtable discussion on the topic of Jihad, Niqab and other stuff about Islam.
About the speaker: Abdul comes from Halifax where he has been based since early 1980s. Having worked in a multinational corporation and traveled to 53 countries, he brings a wealth of knowledge about various traditions and cultures. Former toastmaster and business owner, Abdul is currently President for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Halifax. In his spare time, he works with members of communities from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to build bridges of understanding and peace. All are welcome!
For more information please contact the library at (902) 755-6031.
The Cal Best Project, touring exhibit. The exhibit will be featured February 19-27 at the River John Library.
In honor of African Heritage Month, all are welcome to join us at the library and experience "The Cal Best Project", a touring exhibit on display celebrating a local hero, James Calbert Best (the son of Carrie Best). The exhibit is on display courtesy of the Workers History Museum and the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Atlantic (PSAC).
About the Exhibit:
"The Cal Best Project" celebrates the life and legacy of this extraordinary activist with a travelling exhibition that includes a documentary (Simply the Best), multi-panel bilingual educational display, and panel discussion. From his early days as a reporter covering the controversial Viola Desmond case to his tenure as Canada’s first Black High Commissioner, Best’s efforts are brought to life through interviews, archival footage, and contemporary news accounts. A special focus on Best’s commitment to a more inclusive public service examines his efforts as co-founder and president of the Civil Service Association of Canada (the precursor to today’s Public Service Alliance of Canada) and highlights the debt that thousands of Canadian public servants owe him even today.
The WHM’s explorations into Cal Best’s life started small, using parts of a panel discussion with PSAC Founders to look at the life and career of Cal Best. We soon discovered that what we knew was only the tip of the iceberg. As Arthur Carkner, coordinator of the project, recalls, "We learned about his early struggles with racism, his Nova Scotia achievements, about his mother, Carrie Best. Best’s role in immigration, amateur sport, senior positions in various government departments ending in being Canada’s first Black High Commissioner (ambassador) gradually came to light, and we continue to learn more."
Cal Best’s story is one we should not forget. By bringing "The Cal Best Project" to audiences across the country, we can ensure that more Canadians learn about this remarkable figure in our shared history.