Out and About

The Central Voice - - Editorial - Krysta Car­roll

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.


GANDER - 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.


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


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. Grand Falls-Wind­sor – Pre-school story time pro­gram for chil­dren aged 3-5 starts 10:30 a.m. at the Harmsworth Pub­lic Li­brary. To regis­ter your child, drop by or call the li­brary: 489-2303.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor - The Di­a­betes Ed­u­ca­tion Clinic of­fers a drop-in ser­vice 1-4 p.m. Have your blood su­gar, blood pres­sure and weight checked. Bring your di­a­betes­re­lated ques­tions to the nurse and di­eti­tian. No ap­point­ment nec­es­sary.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor - The Ex­ploits 50+ Club, Ed­wards Place, holds a pub­lic card game at 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $4.


Buchans – Preschool story time at the Buchans Pub­lic Li­brary 2:30 p.m.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor - Grand Fall­sWind­sor Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment T.V. Bingo ev­ery Thurs­day evening at 6:30 on Rogers Ca­ble 9. Cards are can be picked up at a con­ve­nience store near you in Grand Falls-Wind­sor, Bish­ops Falls and Bot­wood. Sup­port your lo­cal Fire Depart­ment.

Gander - The Gander Se­niors 50+ Club Inc. reg­u­lar card games ev­ery Thurs­day at 8 p.m. and reg­u­lar af­ter­noon bingo at 2 p.m. Both events are open to mem­bers as well as the gen­eral pub­lic. Grand Falls-Wind­sor - If you’re look­ing for a great or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, con­sider the Ro­tary Club. Find a friendly Ro­tar­ian and ask them about join­ing. Meets ev­ery Thurs­day 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Mount Pey­ton Ho­tel. Ex­ploits Val­ley - The Cen­tral Nfld An­tique Auto Club meets ev­ery third Thurs­day at 8 p.m. at Ibex Fu­els on Hardy Av­enue or the Creed Club in Bot­wood. For more info, con­tact Bruce Critch at 2573360. Check out their web­site at www.cnaac.ca. Hav­ing a an­tique auto is not manda­tory.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor - The Se­niors Friendly 50-Plus Club at 50 Main St., Grand Falls-Wind­sor holds card games Thurs­day and Satur­day nights at 8 p.m.

Ex­ploits Val­ley - River Gold Fundrais­ing is a com­mu­nity fundraiser in part­ner­ship with three lo­cal ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions: Cor­duroy Brook En­hance­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, Ex­ploits Val­ley SPCA, and Grand Falls-Wind­sor Her­itage So­ci­ety. An event each week with the dead­line for play­ing be­ing clos­ing time on Wed­nes­days at store lo­ca­tions. Draw is ev­ery Thurs­day at the Royal Bank in the Ex­ploits Val­ley Mall at ap­prox­i­mately 7:30 pm to http://river­gold.ca/rg/. Gander - YQX Quil­ters’ Guild meets the third Thurs­day of each month, 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the J.R. Small­wood Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre. New mem­bers wel­come.


Grand Falls-Wind­sor – Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 12, Queen Street Chase The Ace, 6-8 p.m. with the draw shortly after 8 p.m. Tick­ets are $5 each. There is a 50-50 draw as well at $1 a ticket. Grand Falls-Wind­sor - Ex­ploits Val­ley Com­mu­nity Coali­tion Car Seat Clin­ics held the last Fri­day of ev­ery month at the Fam­ily Re­source Site (Fam­ily Mo­ments) in Grand Fall­sWind­sor. Trained Child Re­straint tech­ni­cians will teach you how to in­stall your car seat, and in­struct you on the proper safety in­stal­la­tion rec­om­men­da­tions of your child’s re­straint sys­tem. Call 4893296 to book an ap­point­ment.


Gander – Chase the Ace 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.

Gander - Sev­enth-Day Ad­ven­tist Church, Ev­ery Satur­day, 2 p.m. Bi­ble Study; 3 p.m. Wor­ship Ser­vice Grand Falls-Wind­sor – The Town of Grand Falls-Wind­sor Farm­ers Mar­ket takes place ev­ery Satur­day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 14 High Street.


Ex­ploits Val­ley - Ex­ploits Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­nity Group (EACG) hosts Bernie’s Puk­tew ev­ery se­cond Sun­day from 6-7:30 p.m. This is a youth group and is led by the in­ter­ests of the youth in the com­mu­nity. Ac­tiv­i­ties are cen­tered around the Mik’maq cul­ture and in­clude drum­ming, songs, talk­ing cir­cle, tra­di­tional crafts and cul­tural teach­ings. Any fam­ily in the com­mu­nity in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the Mik’maq cul­ture or just want to cel­e­brate and hon­our th­ese tra­di­tions are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion email eacg­[email protected]

Grand Falls-Wind­sor - Chase the Ace lot­tery is held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall ev­ery Sun­day from 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Gander - Gander Care and Share Group (651-2001). Meets Sun­day, Tues­day and Fri­day 8 p.m., Wednes­day and Fri­day at 1:15 p.m. at Fraser Road United Church (side en­trance). 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. Gander - The Hook­ing Mat­ters meet the first and third Sun­days, 1:30-4 p.m., at the Arts and Cul­ture Cen­ter. For info call 256-3578. Gander - Reg­u­lar Sun­day meet­ings of Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter­day Saints at the Gander Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion call 422-1437 or 683-7361.


Grand Falls-Wind­sor - The Ex­ploits Val­ley 50+ Club, Ed­wards Place pub­lic bridge game takes place ev­ery se­cond Mon­day at 1:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion $4. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Ex­ploits Val­ley - Ex­ploits Dis­abil­ity As­so­ci­a­tion help peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and other who can­not help them­selves. Meet­ings take place on the first Mon­day of ev­ery month at the Cor­duroy Brook En­hance­ment build­ing on 2 Con­ser­va­tion Place, Grand Falls-Wind­sor. Gander - An in­vi­ta­tion to join an en­thu­si­as­tic group of ladies, learn new things, at­tend in­ter­est­ing talks and demon­stra­tions, and have lots of fun. Gander Women’s In­sti­tute meet the first Mon­day of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email gan­[email protected]

Gander - Look­ing for fun and friend­ship? Come out to Fraser Road United Church Hall on Mon­day morn­ings, 10-11:30 a.m. Par­ents ‘n’ tots is a great time to meet other par­ents and make new friends.


Gander – Tiny Tots at the Gander Pub­lic Li­brary takes place be­gin­ning at 2 p.m. ev­ery Tues­day. En­joy 30 min­utes of sto­ries, songs and sen­sory ac­tiv­i­ties to help stim­u­late your child.

Ex­ploits Val­ley - Cen­tral Can­cer Sur­vivors Choir prac­tice 2 p.m. on Tues­days at Memo­rial United Church in Grand Falls-Wind­sor. If you are a can­cer sur­vivor and en­joy singing, laugh­ter, fel­low­ship and the sup­port of oth­ers who have had a di­ag­no­sis of can­cer, please join us.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor - St. Vin­cent De Paul Shop at St. Joseph’s Parish open ev­ery Tues­day from 1-4 p.m. Grand Falls-Wind­sor – Toast­mas­ters is an or­ga­ni­za­tion fo­cused on pro­fes­sional and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment. We work to­gether to bring out the best in each of us. Meet­ings held ev­ery se­cond and fourth Tues­day from Septem­ber to May at the Col­lege of the North At­lantic in Grand Fall­sWind­sor. For in­for­ma­tion please con­tact us at Toast­mas­ters­[email protected] or visit our Face­book page: www.face­book.com/GFWToast­mas­ters.


Grand Falls-Wind­sor - Homes Help­ing Homes is look­ing for dona­tions of good, used fur­ni­ture or house­hold goods to be given to peo­ple in need in our com­mu­nity. Specif­i­cally need beds, cloths, tow­els, and bed­ding. Call 486-5353 to ar­range pick up.


Cen­tral – We want the clothes you don’t. Do­nate your re­us­able cloth­ing and cloth items to the Cana­dian Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion Clothesline. Do­nate your re­us­able cloth­ing and cloth items to Di­a­betes Canada’s re­us­able goods do­na­tion pro­gram. Drop your bagged items in the red drop boxes lo­cated at: Home Hard­ware in Lewis­porte; Home Hard­ware and Do­min­ion in Gander; Ro­bie’s Wedges in Gambo; Home Hard­ware, River­side Con­ve­nience in Grand Falls-Wind­sor. Call 1-800505-5525 or visit de­clut­ter.di­a­betes.ca for more in­for­ma­tion.


Ex­ploits Val­ley - Ex­ploits Val­ley Com­mu­nity Coali­tion of­fers Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre Pro­grams, Healthy Baby Clubs, Car Seat In­stal­la­tion Sup­port, Par­ent­ing Pro­grams, Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives and li­censed preschool. Our mis­sion: Peo­ple Sup­port­ing Peo­ple, Strength­en­ing Com­mu­ni­ties To­day, for To­mor­row. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 489-3296 or find us on Face­[email protected]­cnl.


Ex­ploits Val­ley - The Ex­ploits Val­ley Crime Stop­pers Branch is look­ing for new mem­bers. They meet once a month for ap­prox­i­mately an hour and par­tic­i­pate in three to four fundrais­ers a year that would re­quire min­i­mal vol­un­teer time. Please con­sider join­ing our team to help keep crime off our streets. Con­tact Lo­ri­ann Leyte-Ped­dle at 489-2704.


Gander - 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 256-6841, giv­ing their lo­ca­tion and a de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing make, model, colour and li­cense num­ber, if pos­si­ble, as well as the di­rec­tion of travel and a de­scrip­tion of the driver. The caller need not leave his or her name.


Gander - Gander Sta­tus of Women is lo­cated on 61 El­iz­a­beth Drive is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop in or give us a call 1-866-442-4445 or 256-4395.


Gander – Gander and 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 and Area MADD at mad­dgan­[email protected]


Gander - Broadening Hori­zons is a non-profit 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, con­tact Jami-Lee Wil­liams at 256-3526.


Gander - 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.


Gander - Evan­gel Pen­te­costal Church, 59 El­iz­a­beth Drive at the Youth Chapel. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact [email protected] or call 427-9704 or 651-4999.

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