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The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial -

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.

JULY 26-29

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. isleaux­

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 peace­­mu­ni­[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.

OCT. 27

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]­


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]­

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]­pa­ 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.sym­pa­

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

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 west­ern­

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.

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