COMMUNITY calendar ON THE AGENDA
Parkinson’s Support Group Anyone interested in participating in a Parkinson’s Support Group for the Bay St. George area is asked to contact Mike Jesso at 644-2490. Al-Anon
For families of problem drinkers, whether it is now or was in the past. For more information on help for this you may contact Al-Anon. In the Bay St. George area you may call 643-3059, 643-3557 or 6465503 for the times and place of meetings.
Cultural sensitivity workshop The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network offers cultural sensitivity workshops to all service providers, stakeholders and/or organizations offering services and programs. This workshop focuses on identifying with and respecting various cultures. It also introduces some traditional Mi’kmaq culture and teachings. This workshop is open to all groups free of charge. For more information or to book a workshop, please contact 6431290 or email: [email protected] Free classes
Free water aerobic classes are available for seniors 50 and over and running every Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Stephenville pool. Classes are sponsored by the Leisure Club of Port au Port West.
Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meetings are available by telephone or Skype at no charge from anywhere in Newfoundland Labrador. If you struggle with eating habits that make you unhappy and less healthy, there is help. Overeaters Anonymous offers a meeting on Thursday Nights at 8:30 p.m., island time. If you would like to see if OA is for you, please email us at [email protected] or call toll-free 1-877-738-1742. We can connect you to the Thursday night meeting via landline telephone or via Skype. Join the conversation with people who understand what you’re dealing with because we have been there ourselves. Alzheimer’s support
Western Health, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, is offering a support group to assist individuals and their families on their Alzheimer’s journey. Pre-registration is suggested. The group will meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre (Education Room), Dr. Charles L. LeGrow (boardroom videoconference) and Calder Health Centre (boardroom videoconference). To register or for more information, contact: 646-5800 ext. 7231. Weekly dance
A dance is held every Saturday night at the Stephenville Crossing ... and it even has a medical purpose. Here, Patrick March of 50+ Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Music by a different band each week. Lunch served.
Singing and drumming sessions The Bay St. George Cultural Circle invites all aboriginal and nonaboriginal people to attend our singing and drumming sessions Tuesday nights from 6:30–8 p.m. Anyone interested in learning to drum and sing traditional Mi’kmaq songs and receiving teachings is asked to visit the Bay St. George Cultural Circle at 329 Main St. in St. George’s. For additional information please contact Anne Hart at 649-5909 or Odelle Pike at 7210195.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) has announced program changes to its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and professional arts groups). Guideline updates can be seen at www. nlac.ca/grants/index.htm. Contact the NLAC for details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212, or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), www. nlac.ca, nlac[email protected] Compost bins for sale
Residents of St. George’s: Did you know that the Town of St. George’s has compost bins available for sale? We hope this will make it easier for you to begin composting and reducing the amount of waste going to our landfill by about 30 per cent. Free delivery is included in your purchase. Visit or call the town office at 647-3283 to get your bin. Town Councillor Alison White (275-2028) has received training in the setup and use of compost bins and is available to help or answer any questions you may have. Community café
If you are struggling with meal preparation or are alone, you are invited to a monthly Community Café for a meal and companionship. This new project of the Housing Stability Network Initiative, in partnership with a variety of community partners and agencies, will be held the second Thursday of each month at the Stephenville Lions Den. For more information, contact Patti Spencer at 643-5399 or 643-4891.
Are you a breastfeeding mom? Have you breastfed your baby for at least six months? Do you support breastfeeding? Do you live in the Bay St. George Area? If you answered “yes” to these questions please call Marie Budden at 6438698, public health nurse, Western Health with the “Bay St. George moms4moms Breastfeeding Support Group.”
Diabetes boxes in Bay. St. George
Donate your gently used clothing and cloth items to the Diabetes Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in our red donation bin located in the Co-op Supermarket, Colemans, Dominion, Western College and Stephenville Carpet Centre in Stephenvvile, the Stephenville Crossing Colemans Supermarket and the Midtown Variety and Parish Hall in the St. George’s area. A cure for diabetes could be hiding in your closet.
Rhubarb, even though a vegetable, is used as a fruit in pies, cakes, jams and list goes on Stephenville, is picking the ‘fruits’ of his rhubarb garden this year.
Beautiful clouds hovering over the Harmon Seaside Links on this glorious day in Stephenville.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Josephine and John Sheppard were busy painting their dory down at Little Port Harmon.