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 can also call 279-3188, fax 2792628 or e-mail email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, send a message through Facebook (MADDBurinPeninsula) or Twitter (@MADDBurinPen), or contact any member of the group.
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.
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.
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.
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. email@example.com.
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.
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.
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).