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What’s Happening this Week Card Games
The Royal Canadian Legion, Burin, holds a Texas Hold ‘Em poker game Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. A weekly card game is also held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Regular weekly meetings of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) are held on the Burin Peninsula. For time and location in you area, call Elvina at 8323813/5573.
The Burin Peninsula Health Care Hospital Auxiliary is looking for new members. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Burin hospital. The auxiliary is open to both men and women. For more information or an application, contact Marilyn Martin at 8913471 or call/drop by the gift shop (891-3494).
Foster Families Chapter
A local chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association has been established on the Burin Peninsula. To become a foster parent or for further information on fostering, contact 1-877-7540218.
The Greta Hollett Memorial Library in Garnish is offering free training for technology, social media, personal devices, etc. Contact Mirisha at 8262371 for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous is a group of recovering drug addicts. It costs nothing to be a member. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Weekly meetings are held in the education/ conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Thursday and Saturday, 6:30-8 p.m. For more info, contact Tom at 277-3058 (cell) or 8911255 (home).
The Burin Peninsula chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is cre- ating a monument to honour people from the region injured or killed in an alcohol or drugrelated crash. To add a name, call 277-5811, email bpmadd@ outlook.com, send a message through Facebook ( MADDBurinPeninsula) or Twitter (@ MADDBurinPen), or contact any member of the group.
The Marystown Heritage Museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 279-2463 or 279-0439.
The Gran-For-Line Alternative Measures Program – Extrajudicial Sanctions is looking for volunteers in the Grand BankFortune Area. Extrajudicial Sanctions is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides an alternative to court proceedings for young people who have accepted responsibility for the offence they committed. All volunteers receive training. For more info, contact Child, Youth and Family Services in Marystown at (709) 279-7911.
The Overeaters Anonymous Skype/Telephone Meeting takes place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. To take part, please call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador learn line at 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 school-age children. For more on Learn Line visit www.literacynl.com.
Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in the red drop box located at Home Hardware in the Marystown area. For further details, call 1-800-505-5525.
A weekly meeting for individuals and families affected by gambling is held each Tuesday, 8-10 p.m., in the Rehab Conference Room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre. For more information cal 891-5030 or 832-3690. If you need to leave a message, someone will return your call ASAP.
Healthy Baby Club
Pregnant? Call the Healthy Baby Club!
This Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures program offers friendly support, helpful information, food supplements and prenatal education. Offices are available across the peninsula. Call 2792922 or toll free 877-777-2723.
Free Computer Access
Marystown Memorial Library, located in Sacred Heart Academy, offers computer services free of charge. Call 2791507 for more info and hours of operation.
Weekly Card Game
The Frenchman’s Cove Community Centre 50+ Club holds a weekly card game every Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m. with games starting 7:30 p.m.
Health Auxiliary Meeting
The Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre Auxiliary meets the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at the health centre. New members welcome.
Marystown Special Olympics meets at Marystown Central High School gym each Monday at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed
Family Resource Library
Sacred Heart Parish Pro-Life Group, Marystown, has available to the general public a video lending library dealing with a variety of pro-life/profamily issues. This includes short presentations, documen- taries and full- length films. They can be borrowed during regular parish hours (279-1625) or by contacting any member of the pro-life group. Anyone on the Burin Peninsula is welcome to avail of these resources. For more information, contact Margie at 279-3580.
Red Cross Numbers
The Marystown branch of the Canadian Red Cross has new telephone numbers – Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 279-2463 and nights and weekends 2791462. Individuals who have equipment on loan and not be used should return items to the depot in the Marystown Museum building.
Cozy Corner Crafters meets every second Wednesday at the Salvation Army Faith and Hope, Marystown, at 7 p.m. Pook or hook mats, knit, crochet, sew, (bring your own machine) etc. Beginners to advanced. Join us and experience a night of fun, food and fellowship. Further information from Linda Stockley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124.
Interested in volunteering to assist youth in your community? The Burin Peninsula West Alternative Measures program is seeking volunteer mediators. Alternative Measures is a voluntary alternative to the court system for youth. Want to know more? Contact Cindy Stone, liaison social worker with Health and Community Services, 2797900 or Dominic Lundrigan, program chairperson, 891-1742.
Interested in health care? Volunteer with St. John Ambulance! Learn valuable skills, have fun and play an important role in your community. For more info call 800-801-0181.
The Seniors Resource Centre, 280 Torbay Road in St. John’s, has an Information Line operating now. To have questions answered, be informed about services or for advice call 1-800563-5599.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre has a 24-hour information and confidential support on sexual violence. You can call toll free 1-800-726-2743 or visit the website at www.nlsacpc.com.
The Burin Peninsula SPCA is looking for volunteers to help with the day-to-day operations at the shelter. Duties would include walking, feeding animals and general shelter clean up. If you are interested in lending your time please contact the shelter at 891-8000. Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age.