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All members are requested to attend in full uniform with medals. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by a pork loin dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner will be $10 per person. Honors and awards to follow. Fraser Road U.C.W. Afternoon Tea Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8. Gander
St. Patrick’s afternoon tea, bake sale and door prizes. For tickets call Beulah at 256-7824, Rita- 256-4162 or Cynthia- 256-4144 Gander Seniors 50+ Club afternoon bingo
Every Thursday at the Lions Senior Center, 29 Memorial Drive. For more information call 651-2356. Every Saturday, 2p.m Bible Study; 3p.m. Worship Service Seventh-Day Adventist Church Evangel Pentecostal Church, 59 Elizabeth Drive at the Youth Chapel. For more info contact email@example.com or call 427-9704 or 651-4999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
Regular Sunday meetings at the Gander Senior Citizens Center. For more info call 422-1437 or 6837361. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, and have lots of fun. We meet the first Monday of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email ganderwi@ gmail.com
Become a CNIB Vision Mate. With only two hours a week, you can help someone in your community with everyday tasks. Learn how at cnib.ca/volunteer or by calling your local CNIB office at 1-800-5632642.
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.
The Hooking Matters meet the first and third Sundays, 1:30-4 pm, at the Arts & Culture Center. For info call 256-3578.
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 school-age child; learning English as a second language (ESL); family learning; GED (high school equivalency); preparation for postsecondary; workplace learning. For more information on the Learn Line, visit: http://www.literacynl. com
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
Meetings for families and friends affected by problem drinkers. For meetings in your area, please call 1-888-425-2666.
Gander Status of Women
Gander Women’s Centre located on 61 Elizabeth Drive is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in or give us a call1-866-4424445 or 256-4395.
The Arthritis Society
Is Arthritis causing unwelcome changes in your lifestyle? Call the 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.
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 email@example.com
Broadening Horizons is a nonprofit organization offering programs to adults with intellectual disabilities in Gander that 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, please contact JamiLee 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 1-800563-6699. 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 489-3302 or 1-855-489-3302, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Privacy assured.
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 1-800-3635864.
Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre
Do you have questions about birth control, safer sex or anything to do with sexual health? 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).
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 2566841, WORKS, Joanne Valerie (nee Davidson) – On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Joanne Valerie Works age 54 years passed peacefully away to start her new adventure surrounded by her loving family. Leaving to remember Joanne’s love of nature, life’s adventures, laughter, and unconditional love, her parents: James and Betty Davidson; husband Dave; her greatest gifts in life her children: Ryan and Kristin; precious grandson: Carter; siblings: Wendy (Gerard) Morris and Michael; her beloved fur babies Molly and Bella; special friends: Steve Hunt, Val Dwyer, Terry Moore, Stella Brazil, Alanna Greene, Paul and Grace O’Reilly and Colin King, aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Joanne’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Scott Moffatt, Dr. Joy McCarthy and the staff of the P.C.U. of the Miller Center for their endless compassion and care. At Joanne’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of Joanne’s life was held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at The Manuel’s River Hibernia Interpretation Center. Donations may be made in Joanne’s memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Barrett’s Funeral Home 73 Commonwealth Ave. Mt. Pearl.
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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 tollfree 1-800-321-1433.