Please note: Deadline for items for the Community Calendar is the Wednesday of next week’s print edition. To list an event email: cblack[email protected] with the subject line Community Calendar or phone 6953671 and ask for Charlene.
JULY 22, 11 a.m.
ST. JAMES CHURCH JOINT SERVICE Bishop Rob Hardwick, Diocese of Qu’Appelle is bicycling across Canada. He is accompanied by his wife, Lorraine. Bishop Rob will be at St. James Church for a joint service for the entire southwest corner. A time of fellowship will follow at the Memorial Centre. Bishop Rob aims to raise $2 million to support Indigenous ministries within the Anglican Church of Canada and build a medical centre in Muyinga, Burundi.
JULY 25 & 31
DINNER THEATRE The Isle aux Morts Heritage Society invite you to spend an evening with Da Koodens as they perform ‘Celebrating the Folk.’ Come and enjoy a delicious traditional meal and a good ole fashioned concert. Three performances are taking place at Hairyman’s Safe Haven Cafe and Craft Shop in the Community Centre in Isle aux Morts. Tickets can be reserved at the Town Office in Isle aux Morts. For tickets call Lydia at 698-3441 or Shilo at 698-3313.
Ann Harvey Days Isle aux Morts 12 annual Ann Harvey Days Festival. There will be games for all ages, entertaintment on the field nightly, fire works and more. For a full schedule of events and admission cost, visit www. isleauxmorts.ca
AUG. 5, 12-4 p.m.
KITE FESTIVAL In support of literacy, The Gulf News is hosting a Homemade Kite Festival at the Grand Bay West beach and field. Free admission, prizes and refreshments. Store bought kites are welcome but will be judged separately. No limit on kites per family. Children under 12 are to be accompanied by an adult.
AUG. 14, 8:30 p.m.
LUMINARY SERVICE Cancer survivors, friends and families, there will be a luminary service at Scott’s Cove Park with a parade from the post office to Scott’s Cove. For more information contact Dorothy Bragg 695-8265 or Mabel Spencer 695-3230. In the event of inclement weather it will be held the following night.
BLOCK THE BUS 2018 Block the Bus is a back to school initiative for all southwest coast students and families. Peaceful communities collects and purchases school supplies for families that require assistance for the upcoming school year. If you or a family you know need assistance, contact 695-6901 or email peaceful.communi[email protected] All calls are completely confidential and we do not require any personal information. Book bags will be ready for pick up mid-late August.
DINNER THEATRE St. Augustine’s Church in Margaree – Fox Roost will be hosting its annual dinner theatre, more details to follow.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR NEEDED The Port aux Basques Public Library and the NL Laubach Literacy Council has partnered to seek a volunteer student tutor coordinator for the Port aux Basques area. Please feel free to contact either Margie Lewis, executive director of NLLLC, at 709-634-5081 or Natasha Wells, Regional Librarian Western Newfoundland & Labrador Division Libraries-Phone (709) 634-7368.
THE LIBRARY WILL BE OFFERING INFORMATION SESSIONS IN THE FALL/WINTER. Do you have a talent you would like to share? Knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, poetry reading, exercise, paper tole, woodworking, cake decorating, the game of chess, any card games, hook matting, making a fishing net, lobster trap, teach how to use a musical instrument, etc. For more information, please contact Jodi at the library or email her at Jodi_mc[email protected]mail.com.
CHANNEL-HEAD LIGHTHOUSE The town is seeking information or memorabilia on the ChannelHead Lighthouse. We would like to capture some of our history and display it at the Railway Heritage Museum. If you have anything you would like to donate please contact me at 695-5775 or email sstrick[email protected]tauxbasques.ca
PORT AUX BASQUES LIONS CLUB The Lions club has a board of directors meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For more information or to get involved with the Port aux Basques Lions Club, email Valerie Clarke at [email protected]patico.ca. The Lions club welcome new members. Our dinner meetings start 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, please contact President Bruce Burton at 695-8815 or email: brucebenf.sympatico.ca
PORT AUX BASQUES LIBRARY PROGRAMS Tuesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., adult colouring social; 7:30-8:30 p.m. video game teen club; Wednesday, 2:304:30 p.m., sit and knit; Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., computer class; Friday, 1-3:45 p.m., drop in and play for ages 0-5 years; Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., family storytime, ages 0-5 years, perfect for families with mulitiple children of different ages. For more information, please call 695-3471.
SCAREDY CAT RESCUE Scaredy Cat Rescue is a locally run cat rescue group that rehabs and re-homes feral kittens. We trap, neuter and return adult ferals to caregivers and provide outdoor shelters to community cats. For more information please visit our Facebook page or call 695-6294.
KID’S KORNER Starting at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle. For more information please call 695-2309.
ST. JAMES ARMY CADETS St. James Army Cadets is open to any young adult age 12 to 19. We’re excited to welcome new cadets on Wednesdays at St. James Regional High at 6:30 p.m. Army Cadets is a free activity. All costs are covered, including uniforms, activities, adventures and all travel. We have some exciting adventures planned for this year, so come on out and see what we have to offer. For more information call Sylvia Seaward at 694-2811.
THE REC HOUSE YOUTH CENTRE Youth from 12-18 can drop by Monday to Thursday until 9 p.m., Friday until 10 p.m., and Saturday from 3-10 p.m. Darts, ping-pong, air hockey, Wii games, Xbox games, Netflix, board games and arts and crafts are available. We have special events on our schedule and plan specific activities for youth. For more information, call 695-6901.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP Lighthouse Peer Support Group (mental health support group) will hold its weekly meeting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Hotel in the Atlantic Room. If you have a mental illness and suffer in silence come out and join us in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Contact Joel Hinks on Facebook or call 694-0636. SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE HOURS
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
GATEWAY CURLING CLUB Want to join curling? Contact Gary O’Brien at gobrien[email protected] (695-7582); Facebook page (Gateway Curling). No special equipment required and lessons are free.
QALIPU FIRST NATIONS BAND Have you been turned down for status with the Qalipu First Nations Band? The Mi’Kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland (MFNAN) are awaiting a decision on the judicial review that took place in court in Toronto, Feb. 22. Please renew your registration if you have not already done so. Registration runs from September to September of each year. New members and donations are welcome. Send to mfnan.org.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY INFORMATION Anyone interested in registering for information sessions should call 709-576-0608 or email [email protected] The series is for individuals and their families diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Includes sessions on an overview of dementia, coping strategies, community resources and supports.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Western Health is looking for volunteers to assist as greeters at Western Memorial Regional Hospital and Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre. Greeters help welcome visitors and clients and assist them in finding locations throughout the building. For more information contact Volunteer Resources Department at 709-6375369 or visit our website at westernhealth.nl.ca.
PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m., 6-9 p.m.; Thursday 12-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Every second Saturday is storytime. For more information please call 6953471.