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What’s on in Spryfield, April edition

Hello folks – after a very long hiatus, I finally put together another post of some events going on in April. I’ll try to update monthly from now on. 
100in1Day Halifax is offering an upcoming workshop at Chebucto Connections (531 Herring Cove Road) on April 20th.
100in1Day calls itself a “festival of community engagement happening on June 6th.” Organizers are looking for people to bring their ideas for 100+ actions that citizens could takee to make a better city. 
Find more information at: www.100in1day.ca
From the Crowell’s Guardian Pharmacy on Herring Cove Road: 
“Crowell’s Pharmacy is now offering enhanced mental illness and addictions services for patients in the Spryfield community. The Bloom Program is the Mental Health and Addictions Community Pharmacy Partnership Program. Its aim, which aligns with the province’s mental health and addictions strategy, is to improve the health and quality of life of people with mental health and addictions problems. Selected patients with mental illness and/or addiction problems taking psychotropic medications are eligible for the program. Each enrolled patient will receive enhanced clinical and support services from their pharmacist for a minimum of 6 months.
As participants in this program, patients can expect comprehensive consultations and follow-up to identify and address mental health and addictions problems as well as medication-related problems. Pharmacists in the Bloom Program work collaboratively with patients, families, and health providers to resolve issues over time. Patients are discharged from the program after 6 months unless there are ongoing problems that continue to be addressed by the pharmacy team. Each participating pharmacy provides specific mental health and addictions resources for patients and the public to support better access and care in the community.
Please contact a pharmacist at our pharmacy if you would like to refer a patient to the Bloom Program. You can also learn more about the Bloom Program at our website www.bloomprogram.ca. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.”
MLA Brendan Maguire’s office will be offering free haircuts for men and children. Barber services will happen on the second Monday of the month, 2-4pm. Better call ahead if you are planning to get a cut this month, since this month’s date falls on Easter Monday. Address: 349 Herring Cove Rd, call 902-444-0147 for appointments. Walk-ins are okay too. 
Local plug: MetroWorks job search assistance on Herring Cove Road. 
Address: 349 Herring Cove Rd, Suite 105
YWCA Spryfield is offering monthly woman’s health clinics with a nurse practitioner/clinician. Book a 45 minute appointment for pap smears, breast examinations, STI tests, counselling and family planning. Call Wanda at the YWCA – 902-404-9922 or call the IWK at 902-470-6755. The next date is April 23.
St. James church in Sambro is once again putting on a dinner theatre. This year it’s called “Rock Around Sambro” and has a 50s theme. Shows run April 24, 25, 26, 40, May 1, May 2 at 6:30. The April 26 production is at 4:30. Tickets $35 each. Call 902-868-2791 for more information. 
The community health team at the Chebucto Wellness Centre in the old South Centre Mall is having a meet and greet to share snacks and work on an art project spearheaded by a local artist. Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30-3:30. Call 902-487-0690 for more information. 
The Soups On program at St. Paul’s Family Resource Institute continues every Tuesday until June. 12-1:30pm, receive a meal of hot soup and sandwiches free of charge. All welcome, call 902-479-1015 for more information. 
Legal Aid continues to offer appointments at Chebucto Connections at 531 Herring Cove Road every Tuesday. Call 902-420-3450 for more information or appointments. You can receive legal help for free for any problems such as landlord/tenant disputes, social assistance programs, etc. A lawyer who specializes in youth concerns (12-18) will be available the third Tuesday of each month from 2-5pm. Also, an adult criminal lawyer will be available the first Tuesday of each month from 1-4pm. 

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