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If you would like to an­nounce your up­com­ing event, write the South­ern Gazette at P.O. Box 1116, Marys­town, A0E 2M0. You can also call 279-3188, fax 2792628 or e-mail ed­i­tor@south­erngazette.ca. Con­tri­bu­tions are free of charge but will be edited for brevity.

WED­NES­DAY, OCT.24 & THURS­DAY, OCT.25 Equip­ment drive

The Burin Penin­sula Red Cross is look­ing for lightly used wheel­chairs, walk­ers bath chairs, com­modes, bath benches, raised toi­let seats and toi­let safety frames, items can be dropped off at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions, Marys­town Red Cross Oct.24 6-8p.m. or Mon-Fri 9a.m.-4p.m.; Burin Town Hall, Oct.24 6-8p.m.; St Lawrence U.S Memo­rial Long Term Care, Oct.24 6-8p.m.; La­ma­line St, Joseph’s Academy, Oct. 24 6-8p.m.; Grand Bank Blue Crest Nurs­ing Home, Oct.24 8a.m.-4p.m.; Gar­nish Gar­nish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter Oct.25 12-2p.m.; Grand Le-Pierre Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, Oct 24 6-8p.m.; St. Bernard’s Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Oct.24 6-8p.m.; Ter­renceville Parish Cen­ter, Oct.24 4-7p.m.

SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 27 Bake sale

Burin Penin­sula Health Care Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary will be hav­ing Af­ter­noon Tea, Bake Sale, Craft Sale at 2p.m. at Jamieson Academy, Salt Pond, Burin. Ad­mis­sion $5.00, ev­ery­one wel­come.

SATUR­DAY, NOVEM­BER 10 Com­mu­nity theatre

A re­peat per­for­mance of the play “Caranza and a Man of Faith” will take place at the Gar­nish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Tick­ets can be ob­tained at the door. A light lunch will be served fol­low­ing the play, show starts at 7p.m.

SATUR­DAY, NOVEM­BER 17 Christ­mas bake sale and lun­cheon

St. Giles Angli­can Church, Gar­nish at 10:30a.m.

Fall sale and Tea

St. Mary’s ACW in Marys­town at 2p.m., cost is $5


Cozy Cor­ner Crafters meets ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day at the Sal­va­tion Army Faith and Hope, Marys­town, at 7 p.m. Pook or hook mats, knit, cro­chet or sew. Be­gin­ners to ad­vanced. Join us and ex­pe­ri­ence a night of fun, food and fel­low­ship. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from Linda Stock­ley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124.


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 bp­madd@out­look.com, send a mes­sage through Face­book (MADDBur­inPenin­sula) or Twit­ter (@MADDBur­inPen), or con­tact any mem­ber of the group.


Child loss

The Com­pas­sion­ate Friends Burin Penin­sula Chap­ter pro­vides sup­port for par­ents deal­ing with the loss of a child, meet­ings the last Wed­nes­day of each month at The Merge in Marys­town from 7-9p.m. for more in­for­ma­tion call Bar­bara Nose­wor­thy: 277-1837, Reuben Nose­wor­thy: 826-2919, Mau­reen Shea: 277-3223 or Gwen An­tle at 277-0311.

Brighter Fu­tures

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.

TOPS meet­ings

Reg­u­lar weekly meet­ings of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sen­si­bly) are held on the Burin Penin­sula. For time and lo­ca­tion in your area, call Elv­ina at 832-3813/5573.

Overeaters Anony­mous

The Overeaters Anony­mous Skype/tele­phone meet­ing takes place ev­ery Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. To take part, please call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email info. oa.nl@gmail.com.

Gam­bling prob­lems

A weekly meet­ing for in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies af­fected by gam­bling is held each Tues­day, 8-10 p.m. in the re­hab con­fer­ence room at the Burin Penin­sula Health Care Cen­tre. For more in­for­ma­tion call 891-5030 or 832-3690. If you need to leave a mes­sage, some­one will re­turn your call ASAP.

Se­niors Re­sources

The Se­niors Re­source Cen­tre, 280 Tor­bay Rd. in St. John’s, has an in­for­ma­tion line. Call 1-800-563-5599.

Fam­ily re­source li­brary

Sa­cred Heart Parish Pro-Life Group, Marys­town, has a video lend­ing li­brary deal­ing with a va­ri­ety of pro-life/ pro-fam­ily is­sues. This in­cludes short pre­sen­ta­tions, doc­u­men­taries and full-length films. They can be bor­rowed dur­ing reg­u­lar parish hours (279-1625) or by con­tact­ing any mem­ber of the pro-life group. Any­one on the Burin Penin­sula is wel­come to bor­row these re­sources. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Margie at 279-3580.


Com­mu­nity groups are al­ways in need of vol­un­teers. So if you’re got some time to spare, and are look­ing for some­thing to do, why not con­sider vol­un­teer­ing with one of these groups:

St. John Am­bu­lance

Learn valu­able skills, have fun and play an im­por­tant role in your com­mu­nity. For more info call 1-800801-0181.

Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary

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 in to the gift shop at the hospi­tal (891-3494).

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