What’s hap­pen­ing

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

If you would like to an­nounce your up­com­ing event, write The South­ern Gazette at P. O. Box 1116, Marys­town, A0E 2M0. You may also call 279-3188, fax 279-2628 or e-mail ed­i­tor@ south­erngazette.ca.

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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.

TOPS Meet­ings

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.

Seek­ing Vol­un­teers

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.

Com­puter Train­ing

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

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).

MADD Mon­u­ment

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.

Mu­seum Hours

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.

Vol­un­teers Needed

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.

Overeaters Anony­mous

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 info.oa.nl@gmail.com.

Learn Line

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.

Di­a­betes Clothes­line

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.

Gam­bling Prob­lems

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.

Spe­cial Olympics

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 Crafters

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.

Al­ter­na­tive Mea­sures

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.

Health Vol­un­teers

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.

In­for­ma­tion Line

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.

Cri­sis Line

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.

Seek­ing Vol­un­teers

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.

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