What’s hap­pen­ing and where

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial -

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Con­tri­bu­tions are free of charge but will be edited for brevity.

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.

Mon­day Men­tal health sup­port group

Open to ages 14-18; 7:30 p.m. at Keyin Col­lege. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jimmy Bon­nell at 2774973.

Gam­bling prob­lems

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.

Wed­nes­day Cozy Cor­ner Crafters

Meets ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day at the Sal­va­tion Army Faith and Hope, Marys­town, at 7 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Linda Stock­ley, 279-2863 (O) or 8912555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 2793124.

Thurs­day Overeaters Anony­mous

Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email info. [email protected]

MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS 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 (891-3494).

Card games

Burin: Texas Hold ‘Em Tues­days 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion. Weekly card game Wed­nes­days at 8 p.m.

French­man’s Cove: Weekly card game at 50+ Club Tues­days. Doors open at 7 p.m. Game starts 7:30.

Red Cross

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.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous

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), 277-6666 (Shane), 8733423 (Kevin) or 357-2317 (Cathy).

Nar­cotics Anony­mous

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 277-3058 (cell) or 8911255 (home).

TOPS meet­ings

Reg­u­lar weekly meet­ings of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sen­si­bly) held on the Burin Penin­sula. Con­tact Elv­ina at 832-3813/5573 for more in­for­ma­tion.

MADD mon­u­ment

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 bp­[email protected]­look.com, send a mes­sage through Face­book (MADDBur­inPenin­sula) or Twit­ter (@MADDBur­inPen), or con­tact any mem­ber of the group.

Cri­sis line

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.

Al­ter­na­tive Mea­sures

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.

Marys­town Mu­seum

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 email marys­town­mu­[email protected]­mail.com.

Vol­un­teers needed

The Gran-For-Line Al­ter­na­tive Mea­sures Pro­gram-Ex­tra­ju­di­cial Sanc­tions is look­ing for vol­un­teers in the Grand Bank-For­tune Area. Ex­tra­ju­di­cial Sanc­tions is a non-profit, vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides an al­ter­na­tive to court pro­ceed­ings for young peo­ple who have ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the of­fence they com­mit­ted. All vol­un­teers re­ceive train­ing. For more info, con­tact Child, Youth and Fam­ily Ser­vices in Marys­town at (709) 279-7911.

Di­a­betes Clothes­line

Do­nate your re­us­able cloth­ing and cloth items to the Cana­dian Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion’s Clothes­line. Drop your bagged items in the red drop box lo­cated at Home Hard­ware in the Marys­town area. For fur­ther de­tails, call 1-800-5055525.

Free com­puter ac­cess

Marys­town Me­mo­rial Li­brary, lo­cated in Sa­cred Heart Academy, of­fers free com­puter ser­vices. Call 279-1507 for more info and hours of op­er­a­tion.

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