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 outandaboutcen[email protected] 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 5 p.m. Mondays the week prior to the edition of the paper in which your listing will run.
The deadline for the remaining editions in December is over, but please send along your listings for 2019.
DEC. 6 CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Grand Falls-Windsor - The Children’s Wish Foundation Christmas Carol Service will take place at St. Alban’s Anglican Church. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Lewisporte – There will be a community presentation at St. Matthew’s United Church, Lewisporte, at 7:30 p.m. in the form of a dramatic reading, of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. This will involve a large cast, who will portray all the well-known characters, from Ebenezer Scrooge to Bob Cratchit to Tiny Tim. The presentation will feature the Salvation Army Band, various musicians, choirs from the United and Anglican churches, along with audience participation in the singing of several old-time Christmas carols. During the performance, a free-will offering will be taken, with proceeds going to the support of the Lewisporte and area food bank. Please consider making this a part of your Christmas, while supporting a very worthwhile cause.
24 MEMORIAL TREE LIGHT UP
Pilley’s Island – The Memorial Tree Light Up starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is an item for the happy tree. Lots of entertainment refreshments to follow. For information to have bulbs in memory of loved ones contact Nora Tizzard 652-3814 or Bj Osmond 652-3544.
VENDOR HOLIDAY SALE
Pilley’s Island – The Pilley’s Island Rec Centre vendor holiday sale from 2-9 p.m. may be just the event to get shopping done. Canteen services available.
Grand Falls-Windsor - St. Joseph’s RCW will hold a card game at 8 p.m. at the McCarthy Centre. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
DEC. 8 NORRIS ARM SOUTH SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Norris Arm South – The Norris Arm South Annual Santa Claus Parade will start at 10 a.m., with the lineup starting at the town complex. Thanks to everyone who took part in previous years, we certainly are looking forward to another great year. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and loot bags will be given out after the parade back at the Boys and Girls Club. Santa will also visit, drop by to get your photo taking with him.
DEC. 8 BOTWOOD COLLEGIATE’S CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Botwood – Botwood Collegiate is hosting a craft fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 30 Fernwood Drive. Admission is $3, and $2 for students. To book a table, call 257-2497.
BLOOD DONOR CLINICS
Gander – Canadian Blood Services will be holding a blood donor clinic at Fraser Road United Church on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. There are 199 appointments to fill. Book your appointment today by downloading the GiveBlood app or visiting blood.ca.
DEC. 12 SENIORS’ GAMES
Lewisporte - Lewisporte Memorial Public Library will be hosting its Seniors’ Games at 2 p.m. with music by Glen Tetford. Scrabble, cards and refreshments. Bring your library card or ask our librarian how to obtain one. We look forward to seeing you.
DEC. 13 BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Lewisporte - Canadian Blood Services will be holding a mobile donor clinic at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall from 4–8 p.m. There are 89 appointments to fill. Lewisporte residents are asked to book their appointments today by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca.
DEC. 15 CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Grand Falls-Windsor - Santa’s Last Stop Shop- Christmas Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 13 Masters Avenue. All proceeds from table sales will go to support St. Alban’s Anglican Church.
DEC. 25 CHRISTMAS SPIRIT COMMUNITY DINNER
Botwood – Trinity United Church will be serving Christmas dinner and dessert at 12 noon on Christmas Day. To join in the fun and fellowship, call 257-3511 on or before Friday, Dec. 21, to reserve your seat.
DEC. 26 OLD YEAR ENDS WITH MUSIC AND FRIENDS
Pilley’s Island – Old year ends with music a friends at the Pilley’s Island Rec Centre starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Lots of entertainment and our last event of the year.
DEC. 31 NEW YEAR’S DANCE
Botwood – The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Botwood will be holding a New Years Dance at 9:30 p.m. Music with the live band Recall. Limited tickets available at the Botwood Legion for only $15 each. Come out and support your local Legion and ring in the New Year at Botwood Legion. Party favours and a light lunch provided.
ONGOING SNOW ANGELS
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 businesses, community organizations, and individuals. @gfwsnowangel2018
EVERY WEEK WEDNESDAY
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. Botwood - Story time program at the Botwood Kinsmen Public Library for children aged 0-5, every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. To register your child, drop by or call the library at 257-2091. Gander – Gander Public Library pre-school story time every Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. for ages three to five. Botwood - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Chase the Ace. Tickets are three for $5, and there’s a nightly 50/50 draw. Tickets sold 7-8:45 p.m. with the draw at 9 p.m.