What’s happening & where?
If you would like to announce your upcoming event, write the Southern Gazette at P. O. Box 1116, Marystown, A0E 2M0. You may also call 279-3188, fax 279-2628 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions are free of charge but will be edited for brevity.
Saturday, May 26 Book Give Away
Hosted by the Burin Peninsula Laubach Literacy Council at the Peninsula Mall, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All books are free. Drop by and take as many or as few as you like. If you have books to donate, call 279-1176.
Sunday Chase the Ace
Mortier Bay Chase the Ace (St. Gabriel’s Hall/Sacred Heart Parish, Marystown) every Sunday, 2:30 - 4 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hall. Ace tickets are three for $5/ seven for $10 and 50/50 tickets are $1 each. Canteen service available.
Mental health support group
Open to ages 14-18
7:30 p.m. at Keyin College.
For info contact Jimmy Bonnell at 277-4973.
Meetings each Tuesday, 8-10 p.m. in the rehab conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, for individuals and families affected by gambling. For information leave a message at: 891-5030 or 832-3690.
Cozy Corner Crafters
Meets every second Wednesday at the Salvation Army Faith and Hope, Marystown, at 7 p.m. For more info contact: Linda Stockley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124.
Thursday Overeaters Anonymous
Meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For info, call toll free 1-877-7381742 or email info.oa.nl@gmail. com.
MISCELLANY Seeking volunteers
The Burin Peninsula Health Care Hospital Auxiliary is looking for new members. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Burin hospital. The auxiliary is open to both men and women. For more information or for an application, contact Marilyn Martin at 891-3471 or call/drop by the gift shop (8913494).
Card games Burin:
Texas Hold ‘Em Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. Weekly card game Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Weekly card game at 50+ Club Tuesdays. Doors open at 7 p.m. Game starts 7:30.
Red Cross Contact info
The Marystown branch of the Canadian Red Cross has new telephone numbers – Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 279-2463 and nights and weekends 279-1462. Individuals who have equipment on loan and not being used should return items to the depot in the Marystown Museum building.
Meetings held in the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre Education Room each Thursday and Saturday, 8:30-9:30 p.m. A meeting is also held each Monday in St. Lawrence in the basement of the priest’s house. For more information call 277-4174, 873-6018 (Donna), 2776666 (Shane), 873-3423 (Kevin) or 357-2317 (Cathy).
Narcotics Anonymous is a group of recovering drug addicts. It costs nothing to be a member. Weekly meetings are held in the education/conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Thursday and Saturday, 6:30-8 p.m. For more info, contact Tom at 2773058 (cell) or 891-1255 (home).
Regular weekly meetings of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) held on the Burin Peninsula. Contact Elvina at 832-3813/5573 for more information.
The Burin Peninsula chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has a monument to honour people from the region injured or killed in an alcohol or drug-related crash. To add a name, call 277-5811, email email@example.com, send a message through Facebook (MADDBurinPeninsula) or Twitter (@MADDBurinPen), or contact any member of the group.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre has a 24-hour information and confidential support on sexual violence. You can call toll free 1-800-726-2743 or visit the website at www.nlsacpc.com.
Foster families chapter
A local chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association has been established on the Burin Peninsula. For information on how to become a foster parent, contact 1-877-754-0218.
Interested in volunteering to assist youth in your community? The Burin Peninsula West Alternative Measures program is seeking volunteer mediators. Alternative Measures is a voluntary alternative to the court system for youth. Contact Cindy Stone, liaison social worker with Health and Community Services, 279-7900 or Dominic Lundrigan, program chairperson, 891-1742.
The Marystown Museum is expanding its archives on the history of Marystown and the Mortier Bay region. Anyone wishing to share a recollection or item relating to the area’s fishing or shipbuilding history, or personal stories of local residents or the community, call 279-0439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.