Dance the winter away at the Fire Hall!
The Fire Department fundraising committee will hold two events over the winter months:
- Friday, February 14th take your sweetheart to the Valentine’s Dance, from 10pm to 1am. Music by ‘No Filter’ - this band was a hit on New Year’s Eve.
- On Saturday, March 15th you can wear your greenest attire to the St. Patrick’s Day Pub… watch for more details on time and entertainment TBA.
Getting fit at the Fire Hall
Fitness classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 9am through 10:30am until April 11 (a Friday by exception). The classes are a mix of aerobics, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and balance components. Men and women of all ages are welcome. First class is free. $20 for 8 classes. Contact Maggie Herbert for schedule details 258-3320. Snow policy is to cancel when schools are closed.
Dannsair Fitness also continues to offer yoga classes each Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30pm, beginners area always welcome to join or just check out a class and see if you are interested.
LADA meeting and “Welcome to Lake Ainslie” signage
LADA has a meeting scheduled for Monday, February 24th with one of the topics of discussion being the signage being purchased for the area. A committee of LADA has been working on getting quotes and design ideas for a “Welcome to Lake Ainslie” sign. The sign design has been agreed upon and will be ordered following the February meeting, with plans to have them erected by springtime. The former Chair of LADA has stepped down so the meeting will also be a time to discuss new Executive members. Any concerns or ideas about the Lake Ainslie area can be brought to this meeting for discussion.
Trail Committee update
The trail committee was very busy in the fall, the chipper was hired to go through the Lower Road below Lakeview Drive and trim the trees on either side of the trail. Culvert work and ditching was also completed. This trail is often groomed in winter and is a beautiful place for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. A meeting of the trail committee will be held on Tuesday, February 11th at the Fire Hall at 8pm.
“Craft Dinner” at the Scotsville School of Crafts
This Saturday, February 8th is “Craft Dinner” at the School of Crafts! Everyone is welcome to join fellow crafters at the Scotsville School of Crafts for our monthly craft potluck! Bring your knitting! Quilting! Embroidery! Crochet! Weaving! Your half-finished projects! Or any other high-fibre activity! (Painting, jewellery-making, and all other creative pursuits are welcome too!) Saturday, February 8th, from 10 to 2 pm (drop in and say hi, or stay all day!) Bring your own lunch or a meal to share!
"Keep your faith in beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone." - Roy R. Gibson
Winter programs at the Scotsville School of Crafts
Inverness County Recreation & Continuing Education programs being soon, with the schedule of spring classes, 2014, recently released in the Partici-Paper. Spring classes include weaving with the amazingly skilled Eileen MacNeil; watercolour painting with the talented and patient Elaine Panuska, as well as game nights, such as Scrabble, Euchre and Tile Rummy.
Unique one- day workshops include topics such as: fly tying, artisan bread making, quilting, and knitting beaded Lithuanian wrist warmers!
Check the Oran or Partici-paper for full details and dates. Registration dates for Scotsville: Feb. 18, 3- 4:00pm & Feb.19, 7 – 8:00pm or Phone 258-2278, or mail to Verna MacMillan, 3054 Route #395, East Lake Ainslie, R.R. #1 Whycocomagh, B0E 3M0 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Save the date, don’t hibernate!!
Saturday, February 8th “Craft Dinner” at the School of Crafts, 10am -2pm
Friday February 14th Valentine’s Day Dance at the Fire Hall, 10pm to 1am
February 15th & 16th Winter Sportfishing Weekend in NS
Saturday, February 22nd Capers Snowmobile Rally, leaving from the Fire Hall
Saturday, March 15th St. Patrick’s Day Pub at the Fire Hall (details TBA)
Firemen's Meetings: Wed. Feb. 5th & Wed. March 5th @ 8pm
Fundraising Committee Meetings: Mon. Feb. 3rd & Mon. March 3rd @ 7pm
Lake Ainslie Trail Committee Tues. Feb. 11th @ 8pm, at the Fire Hall
Registration for spring classes: Feb. 18, 3- 4:00pm & Feb. 19, 7 – 8:00pm
Lake Ainslie Development Assoc. Mon. Feb. 24th @ 7:30pm location TBA
New members are always welcome and encouraged to join
local volunteer organizations!