Com­mu­nity cal­en­dar

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Pre­lim­i­nary notices

To add a list­ing to The Bea­con cal­en­dar of events, please email sheila.pad­dock@gan­der­bea­con.ca

Sept 20, 11 a.m.

Re­tired Teacher’s Assn. of NL (Cen­tral Di­vi­sion)

Hold­ing its bi­en­nial meet­ing and elec­tion of of­fi­cers at Qual­ity Ho­tel and Suites (for­merly Ho­tel Gan­der). For info call 2564617;489-2929;535-2569

Sept 26, Oct 31 and Nov 28, 8 p.m.

St. Martin’s A.C.W Card games at St. Martin’s Hall

Sept 30

Glovertown & Area Re­lay for Life

Look­ing for Vol­un­teers, call 866-545-9534. Put to­gether a team of 10. For 12 hours of fun. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to reg­is­ter con­tact Penny Pardy @ 866-545-95-34 or email ppardy@nl.can­cer.ca

Oct 24

St. Martin’s Anglican Cathe­dral

Will be hold­ing a Jiggs Din­ner (take out) at the Rev’d James Reid Cen­ter.

Sun­day

Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter­day Saints

Reg­u­lar Sun­day meet­ings at 10am at the Gan­der Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­ter. For more info call 422-1437 or 683-7361

MISCELLANEOUS

Did you know that an In­tern is in your area to help you con­nect with dis­abil­ity re­lated re­sources? Con­tact the ILRC (In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Resource Cen­tre) at 1-866-722-4031or email for more info: lisakeats@il­r­cnl.ca web­site: www.il­r­cnl.ca

Gan­der Women’s Institute

An in­vi­ta­tion to join an en­thu­si­as­tic group of Ladies, learn new things, at­tend in­ter­est­ing talks and demon­stra­tions, have lots of fun. We meet the first Mon­day of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email gan­derwi@gmail.com

CNIB

Shop­ping. Read­ing. Tak­ing a stroll down the street. Things you do ev­ery day with­out a sec­ond thought. But, for New­found­lan­ders and Labrado­ri­ans who are blind or par­tially sighted, th­ese things can be chal­leng­ing. A help­ing hand can make a world of dif­fer­ence. Be­come a CNIB Vi­sion Mate and ex­pe­ri­ence the re­wards of giv­ing back. With only two hours a week, you can help some­one in your com­mu­nity with th­ese ev­ery­day tasks. Learn how at cnib.ca/vol­un­teer or by call­ing your lo­cal CNIB of­fice at 1-800563-2642.

Quil­ters

YQX Quil­ters’ Guild meets on the third Thurs­day of each month at 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the J.R. Small­wood Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

Rug Hook­ing

The Hook­ing Mat­ters meet the first and third Sun­days, 1:30-4 pm, at the Arts & Cul­ture Cen­ter. For info call 256-3578.

Lit­er­acy NL

Learn Line 1-800-563-1111 can pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on a va­ri­ety of lo­cal pro­grams and ser­vices: pri­vate vol­un­teer tu­tors for adults; adult ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion; ex­tra help for your schoolage child; learn­ing English as a sec­ond lan­guage (ESL); fam­ily learn­ing; GED (high school equiv­a­lency); prepa­ra­tion for post-sec­ondary; work­place learn­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Learn Line, visit: http:// www.lit­er­a­cynl.com

Al­co­holics Anony­mous

Gan­der Care and Share Group (709) 651-2001 Meet­ing times: Sun­day 8 p.m., Tues­day 8 p.m., Fri­day 1:15 and 8 p.m. All meet­ings are closed ex­cept for the last Sun­day of each month. This last Sun­day is an open meet­ing mean­ing fam­ily and friends are wel­come. Meet­ings are held at Fraser Road United Church (side en­trance).

AL-ANON – Ala­teen

Did you know that there are meet­ings for fam­i­lies and friends af­fected by prob­lem drinkers? If you wish to know about the meet­ings in your area, please call 1-888-4252666.

Gan­der Sta­tus of Women

The Gan­der Women’s Cen­tre lo­cated on 61 El­iz­a­beth Dr is open Mon­day to Fri­day. Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop in or give us a call1866-442-4445 or 256-4395. We are here to Help Women help them­selves.

The Arthritis So­ci­ety

Is Arthritis caus­ing un­wel­come changes in your life­style? Call The Arthritis So­ci­ety for a free resource kit. Re­ceive in­for­ma­tion on your type of arthritis, nu­tri­tion, the Top 10 ex­er­cises to re­lieve stiff­ness and pain, and much more.

Call the St. John’s of­fice at 579-8190 or toll-free 1-800-3211433.

Par­ents ‘n’ Tots

Look­ing for fun and friend­ship? Come out to Fraser Road United Church Hall on Mon­day morn­ings, 10-11:30 a.m. A great time to meet other par­ents and make new friends.

MADD

Gan­der& Area MADD, MADD Canada (Moth­ers against Drunk Driv­ing) is a na­tional char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion with Chap­ters across the coun­try, in­clud­ing one in Gan­der. MADD vol­un­teers in­clude not only moth­ers but fathers, friends, con­cerned cit­i­zens and young peo­ple who want to make a dif­fer­ence in the fight against im­paired driv­ing. Get in­volved by email­ing Gan­der & Area MADD at mad­dgan­der@gmail.com

Broad­en­ing Hori­zons

Broad­en­ing Hori­zons is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion of­fer­ing pro­grams to adults with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity in Gan­der. Broad­en­ing Hori­zons of­fers pro­grams with ad­dress life, work and so­cial skills, ed­u­ca­tional train­ing, re­cre­ation and leisure as well as pro­vid­ing the op­tion of a group em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­nity for its clients. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams of­fered and el­i­gi­bil­ity, please con­tact Jami-Lee Wil­liams at 256-3526.

Fam­ily Resource Cen­tre

Do you have a fam­ily mem­ber serv­ing over­seas with the mil­i­tary? Do you have ques­tions or con­cerns? Maybe we could help. Please call Colleen His­cock at the Gan­der Mil­i­tary Fam­ily Resource Cen­tre for more in­for­ma­tion, at 1-800-557-1702 or 256-1703 ext. 1202.

Se­niors Resource Cen­tre

If you are hav­ing prob­lems find­ing an­swers, mak­ing con­tact, or sim­ply need ad­vice, please call the se­niors’ in­for­ma­tion line at 1-800-563-6699. We are avail­able.

Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion

Got a ques­tion about a men­tal health or men­tal ill­ness is­sue? Call Tia at CMHA’s Men­tal Health Resource Cen­tre at 4893302 or 1-855-489-3302, or e-mail tmor­ris@cmhanl.ca. Pri­vacy as­sured.

Lung As­so­ci­a­tion

Think­ing about quit­ting smok­ing? Call our quit line for valu­able in­di­vid­ual ad­vice about quit­ting and how to keep from start­ing again. It’s free, it’s help­ful, and it will help you breathe a lit­tle eas­ier. Call the Lung As­so­ci­a­tion at 1-800-363-5864.

New­found­land & Labrador Sex­ual Health Cen­tre (for­merly known as Planned Par­ent­hood)

Do you have ques­tions about birth con­trol, safer sex or any­thing to do with sex­ual health? You can call New­found­land and Labrador Sex­ual Health Cen­tre for con­fi­den­tial and ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion. Our prov­ince wide toll-free num­ber is 1-877-NOMYTHS (1-877-666-9847). We won’t tell you what to do, but we will give you the facts.

Drunk Driver Alert

The Drunk Driver Alert Pro­gram en­cour­ages peo­ple to re­port known or sus­pected drunk driv­ers in time to avert need­less in­jury or death. Any­one who sus­pects a driver may be im­paired is asked to call the RCMP im­me­di­ately at 256-6841, giv­ing their lo­ca­tion and a de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing make, model, colour and li­cense num­ber, if pos­si­ble, as well as the di­rec­tion of travel and a de­scrip­tion of the driver. The caller need not leave his or her name.

Im­por­tant Num­bers

Cara Tran­si­tion House for abused women and chil­dren: 256-7707, 1-877-800-CARA (2272).

Gan­der & Area Food Bank: 6513663 (FOOD).

Gan­der Good­will Cen­tre: 2568923.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous: 6512001.

Nar­cotics Anony­mous: 2568120.

Am­bu­lance: 651-2111. Hos­pi­tal: 651-2500. Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868.

Gam­bling Help Line: 1-888-8994357 (HELP).

Town Po­lice: 256-4065. Fire De­part­ment: 256-1111. RCMP: 256-6841.

Crime Stop­pers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Poi­son Con­trol & Emer­gen­cies: 256-5552.

Gambo CYC: 674-7520

Ex­ploits Ground Search and Res­cue (Gan­der Di­vi­sion): 424-4885.

Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety: 2563579.

Vic­to­rian Or­der of Nurses (VON): 256-4039.

Can­cer In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice: 1-888-939-3333 (toll-free, Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Cana­dian Red Cross, Gan­der Ser­vice Cen­tre: 175 Roe Ave, Phone: 256-2386 Fax: 256-3975

Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety, 9 Pin­sent Drive, Grand Falls-Wind­sor: 1-709-489-5822.

Cana­dian Para­plegic As­so­ci­a­tion, Fraser Mall, Gan­der, 1-709256-7077.

Thy­roid Foun­da­tion: 1-800-2678822, 256-3073 or 256-7687.

Gambo & Area Em­ploy­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, Gan­der Di­vi­sion: 256-7516.

Men­tal Health Cri­sis Help Line: 737-4668 or 1-888-737-4668

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