Out and About
Out and About is your new destination for community events in central Newfoundland. Space is reserved for non-profit groups and organizations. Please email listings to Krysta Carroll at outandaboutcentral@ gmail.com.
Listings should be typed, 50 words or less, and include the community in which your event is being held. You may also include one photo, if you wish, but it cannot be a poster. Listings will run in print as space allows, as well as and online each week. The deadline is Mondays the week prior to the edition of the paper in which your listing will run.
CHASE THE ACE
Gander - Every Saturday at the Elks Lodge #310 Gander. Join us for Chase the Ace! Jackpot over $3,500 and growing. Join us from 1-3 p.m. at 9 Caldwell Street, Gander. T.U.F.F. FOR MOMS AND TOTS Grand Falls-Windsor – T.U.F.F (Together Uniting Families Forever) for Moms and Tots takes place Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. at Evangel Pentecostal Church. This program, for children aged 0-5 includes an activity and snack. The schedule for 2018 includes: Nov. 14, Old McDonald; Nov. 21 Fall Sun Catcher (please have some fun collecting leaves to bring in for this craft); Nov. 28, Christmas craft; Dec. 5, Christmas Party; and Dec. 12, Christmas caroling (more details to follow).
Grand Falls-Windsor - A community interest group that creates awareness about seniors and people with disabilities who can’t shovel their snow by encouraging people to nominate snow angels for draw prizes supported by business, community organization, and personal individuals. @gfwsnowangel2018
Lewisporte - Lewisporte Memorial Public Library will be hosting a Knitters’ Circle from 2-3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting project, exchange ideas and see what your library has to offer. Coffee and tea will be provided. “I have found that the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” — Laura Bush
COMMUNITY CANNABIS AWARENESS SESSION
BOTWOOD - Community Cannabis Awareness Session presented by Angela Seaward, Addictions Counsellor with Central Health, at the Botwood Kinsmen Public Library at 7 p.m. This presentation will provide an overview of cannabis use for recreational and medical purposes, including information on what cannabis is, effects of cannabis, current uses of medical cannabis, and risks and harms associated with cannabis use. Registration is required for this session. Please call 257-2091 or drop into the library to register.
Gander - RCW Gander will hold a card game at 8 p.m. at the McCarthy Centre. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
CHRISTMAS IN THE CASA
Grand Falls-Windsor - Christmas in the Casa Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Windsor Pentecostal Church. There will be crafts, preserves, jewelry, knitted products, etc. There will also be a luncheon served. All proceeds go to the Possibilities House for Children in Linares, Mexico.
Botwood - The Royal Canadian Legion in Botwood will be hosting a dance to celebrate and remember the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. Music by the local band Recall. They will be playing First World War songs from 8-9 p.m. followed by an evening of dancing. Tickets are available at the Legion in Botwood or at Imperial Variety, Botwood. Tickets are $10 each advance and $15 at the door. There will be prizes and snacks. Dress is casual. Come out and support your Legion and remember our Veterans.
RINGING OF THE BELLS CEREMONY
On Sunday Nov. 11, in addition to the morning Remembrance Day ceremony at the 11th hour of the 11th day, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Botwood invites everyone to also celebrate and recognize those who sacrificed so much for us at a short sunset ceremony at the cenotaph on Water Street in Botwood at 4:35 p.m. Some local churches will ring bells at their churches to recognize this historic day, everyone is cordially invited to attend at the Memorial Grounds for this ringing of the bells ceremony. This is a Legion national project and Newfoundland and Labrador get to be the first to participate in this event on Nov. 11 at sunset.
REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY
Botwood - Join members of the Royal Canadian Legion and many local service clubs and government representatives for the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies at the Memorial Grounds and Cenotaph in Botwood. The event will commence at 10:50 a.m. with a moment of silence honouring our fallen at 11 a.m.
Grand Falls-Windsor - Connector NL Community Fair is a free event for the public to learn about volunteering and community activities. It takes place 6 p.m. at the Mount Peyton Resort and Conference Centre. We hope to have a variety of volunteer organizations, sports groups, and service clubs present so you can learn about all the opportunities in Grand Falls-Windsor. This event is free to attend and you’ll receive a door prize ballot just for attending. If you are a community group that would like to have a table at the fair, please contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF HAPPY TREE/CHEER KETTLES Springdale - The Salvation Army, Springdale official opening of the Christmas Happy Tree and the launching of the Christmas Cheer Kettles will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 156 Little Bay Road, at 7 p.m. Bring along a gift to put under the Happy Tree and make child smile this Christmas. Refreshments will be served following the opening and all are welcome.
APPLETON CHRISTMAS MARKET Appleton – Come out to the Town of Appleton between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and enjoy a large selection of vendors for our fourth annual Christmas market. There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list.
FALL SALE AND MORNING COFFEE Grand Falls-Windsor - Memorial United Church, Church Road, Grand Falls Windsor, will be holding a Fall Sale and Morning Coffee on starting at 10 a.m.
Bishop’s Falls – There will be a fall fair at Leo Burke Academy (LBA) on Nov. 17 from 12 noon-4 p.m. Vendors can call the school at 258-6337 to book a table. Tables are $20. This is a fundraiser for LBA graduates.
ARTISAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Grand Falls-Windsor – Handcrafted vendors are wanted for an artisan Christmas craft fair Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Corduroy Brook Nature Centre. Email info@corduroybrook. com or call 489-3900.
TEA AND SALE
Bishop’s Falls – St. Andrew’s An- glican Church will be hosting their annual Fall Sale and Tea beginning at 11 a.m., admission $3.
90th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Botwood - Jubilee Pentecostal Church is celebrating a 90th Anniversary in 2018. The year of celebration began in April. A full weekend of celebration is planned for Nov. 16-18 in Botwood with special guests, speakers, gospel concert and a Rock Memorial event on Saturday evening. For more information, call the church office at 257-2762.
FALL SALE AND TEA
Springdale - Grace United Church Women Annual Fall Sale and Tea at Clarke Memorial Hall (church basement) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 each.
On Oct. 22, colleagues from Dominion stores across Newfoundland and Labrador gifted $86,307 to the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Customers and colleagues at the Gander Dominion store contributed almost $6,000 of this total, through the “Give a Little, Help a Lot” in-store campaign earlier this year.
Zombie Walk 2018 took place on Saturday, Oct. 27. Zombies assembled at Goodyear Avenue Field and creeped towards The Classic Theatre on High Street where there was a free movie. There was a performance by Lesley Oake School of Dance dancers. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations were collected for the Community Food Bank.