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DEC. 06, 6.P.M

Par­ent in­for­ma­tion ses­sion

There will be an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion at the fire hall in Burin for par­ents of chil­dren ages 4 and up re­gard­ing a youth foot­ball league on the Burin Penin­sula.


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, 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.


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 marys­town­mu­seum@hot­mail.com.

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 1-800-505-5525.

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 Keyin Col­lege. All are wel­come. For more de­tails con­tact Jimmy Bon­nell at 277-4973 or call their sup­port line at 709-700-1607.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous

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, 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 in­for­ma­tion con­tact Tom at 277-3058 (cell) or 891-1255 (home).

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

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.

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, call toll free 1-877-7381742 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 1-800-5635599.

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 1-800-801-0181.

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).

Al­ter­na­tive Mea­sures

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.

Grand Bank

The Gran-For-Line Al­ter­na­tive Mea­sures Pro­gram-Ex­tra­ju­di­cial Sanc­tions is look­ing for vol­un­teers in the Grand Bank-For­tune Area. Ex­tra­ju­di­cial Sanc­tions is a non­profit, 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.

Spe­cial Olympics

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-to-day 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 891-8000. Vol­un­teers must be at least 19 years of age.

Fos­ter Fam­i­lies

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.

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