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 279-2628 or e-mail edi[email protected]erngazette.ca. Contributions are free of charge but will be edited for brevity.
Saturday, Nov. 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 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17 Soup supper
UCW Calvary United Church Creston South will be having a soup supper, bake sale and new to you sale on Saturda, Nov. 17. Sale starts at 4 p.m. with supper at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov.24 Fall sale
Zion UCW will be having their annual fall sale at the Masonic Hall, Burin at 2p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Christmas bake sale and luncheon
St. Giles Anglican Church, Garnish at 10:30 a.m.
Fall sale and Tea
St. Mary’s ACW in Marystown at 2 p.m., cost is $5
Cozy Corner Crafters meets every second Wednesday at the Salvation Army Faith and Hope, Marystown, at 7 p.m. Poke 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, 2792863 (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 bp[email protected]look.com, send a message through Facebook (MADDBurinPeninsula) or Twitter (@MADDBurinPen), or contact any member of the group.
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 marystownmu[email protected]mail. com.
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 1-800-505-5525.
Free computer access
Marystown Memorial Library, located in Sacred Heart Academy, offers free computer services. Call 279-1507 for more information and hours of operation.
SUPPORT GROUPS Mental health support group
For ages 14-18 every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at The Merge. All are welcome. For more details contact Jimmy Bonnell at 277-4973.
Meetings are 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, 8736018 (Donna), 277-6666 (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 information contact Tom at 2773058 (cell) or 891-1255 (home).
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: 8262919, Maureen Shea: 277-3223 or Gwen Antle at 277-0311.
Pregnant? Call the Healthy Baby Club! This Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures program offers friendly support, helpful information, food supplements and prenatal education. Offices are available across the peninsula. Call 279-2922 or toll free 877-777-2723
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 1-800726-2743 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, call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email [email protected]
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 8323690. 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 prolife/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 1-800-8010181.
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 (8913494).
The Burin Peninsula West Alternative Measures program needs volunteer mediators to help youth. Alternative Measures is a voluntary alternative to the court system. Contact Cindy Stone, liaison social worker with Health and Community Services, 279-7900 or Dominic Lundrigan, program chairperson, 891-1742.
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 information contact Child, Youth and Family Services in Marystown at (709) 279-7911.
The Marystown Special Olympics also needs volunteers. The group meets at Marystown Central High School gym each Monday at 6:30 p.m.
The Burin Peninsula SPCA is looking for volunteers to help with day-today operations at the shelter. Duties include walking and feeding animals and general shelter clean up. If you are interested in lending your time, please contact the shelter at 8918000. Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age.
A local chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association has been established on the Burin Peninsula. To become a foster parent or for further information on fostering, contact 1-877-754-0218.