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The Corner Brook Li­brary Board book sale will take place May 9, 10 and 11 (Thurs­day to Satur­day) in the main li­brary dur­ing li­brary hours. For more in­for­ma­tion call 637-6624.


The ACW Spring Bake Sale and Tea will take place at St. John the Evan­ge­list Church Hall on Satur­day, May 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bake ta­ble with cakes, pud­dings, home-made bread, cook­ies and more. Coun­try kitchen with knit­ted items, jewelry, books and house­hold items and much more. There will be serv­ing sand­wiches and sponge cake with le­mon fill­ing.


The ACW of St. Michael’s Church on Park Drive is host­ing its an­nual Mother’s Day Dessert Tea on Satur­day, May 11, 2 to 4 p.m. in the church hall. Come and en­joy a va­ri­ety of deca­dent desserts and a cup of tea/cof­fee. Dress in your spring hats and vin­tage cloth­ing, if you so de­sire.


The Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 13, 7 West St., will be hold­ing its weekly bingo and Chase the Ace ev­ery Thurs­day. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion please call 634-5655.


The Blow Me Down Com­mu­nity Garden in Corner Brook has garden plots avail­able for rent for the 2019 gar­den­ing sea­son. If you are in­ter­ested in rent­ing a plot or get­ting more in­for­ma­tion, contact the Western En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre at [email protected]


St. Michael and All Angels, Park Drive, will be hold­ing a Syr­ian Refugee Spon­sor­ship Fundraiser in the church hall on Satur­day, May 25, 7 to 9:30 p.m. This will con­sist of a live auc­tion, silent auc­tion and lots of raf­fles. Re­fresh­ments, fun and fel­low­ship.


The Town of Stephenvil­le and the Indige­nous com­mu­nity will bring a new fes­ti­val to the re­gion Aug. 23 to 25. This will be fea­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties for local artists, crafters, sto­ry­tellers, dancers and knowl­edge keep­ers to share cul­ture and tra­di­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion call 643-3902.


There is bingo ev­ery Wed­nes­day night at the Elks Lodge on Car­men Av­enue in Corner Brook be­gin­ning at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.


First United Church, Park Street, is once again of­fer­ing art classes to se­niors. This pro­gram is free of charge and fa­cil­i­tated by San­dra He­witt-Parsons, pro­fes­sional artist/art ther­a­pist. A be­gin­ners class is held on Tues­days at 1 p.m. and a sec­ond, more ad­vanced class, is on Wed­nes­days at 1 p.m. If you are in­ter­ested, please contact the church of­fice at 634-5301.


The Ro­tary Club of Hum­ber meet at the Green­wood Inn and Suites ev­ery Tues­day at 6 p.m.


The Western Brain In­jury Stroke Sur­vivor (WBISS) sup­port group meets ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The meet­ings are held at the Pol­lett Room at Corner Brook City Hall. This is a small, in­ti­mate group that fo­cuses on sup­port, growth and heal­ing. Feel free to join us. Re­fresh­ments will be served.


Please join us for a “free lunch” at the Open Door on Mon­days from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This lunch is pro­vided by the Angli­can churches in the Hum­ber Dean­ery and op­er­ates from the Cathe­dral Churchill Hall of St. John the Evan­ge­list on Main Street.


Shopping. Read­ing. Tak­ing a stroll down the street. Things you do ev­ery day with­out a sec­ond thought. But, for New­found­lan­ders and Labrado­ri­ans who are blind or par­tially sighted, these things can be chal­leng­ing. A help­ing hand can make a world of dif­fer­ence. Be­come a CNIB Vi­sion Mate and ex­pe­ri­ence the re­wards of giv­ing back. With only two hours a week, you can help some­one in your com­mu­nity with these ev­ery­day tasks. Learn how at­un­teer or by call­ing your local CNIB of­fice at 1-800-563-2642.


Nar­cotics Anony­mous meet­ings (women in­clu­sive) will take place Corner Brook Women’s Cen­tre on Tues­days, 1 to 2 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Tanya at 639-8522 or email at house.cb­[email protected]


Western Health and the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety of New­found­land and Labrador are of­fer­ing a sup­port group to as­sist in­di­vid­u­als and their fam­i­lies on their Alzheimer’s jour­ney. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is sug­gested. The group meets at 6 p.m. the third Thurs­day 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 video con­fer­ence). To regis­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, contact 646-5800 ext. 7231.


The Ro­tary Club of Hum­ber meet­ings will be held on Tues­day morn­ings at 7 a.m. be­gin­ning June 5 for the summer months.


Al-Anon Family Groups are a fel­low­ship of rel­a­tives and friends of al­co­holics who share their ex­pe­ri­ence strength and hope in order to solve their com­mon prob­lem. There has been a change in the meet­ing lo­ca­tion for the Tues­day meet­ing. Meet­ings are now be­ing held at the Hum­ber­wood board room, 35 Boone’s Rd., Corner Brook, at 8 p.m. The Thurs­day morn­ing meet­ing re­mains at the St. John the Evan­ge­list Church on Main Street (rear en­trance) and is held at 11 a.m.


Deer Lake Li­ons Club is look­ing for new mem­bers. If you are in­ter­ested in giv­ing back to or serv­ing the com­mu­nity, come and join us. Email kjoy­[email protected]­ or call 635-3449 for more in­for­ma­tion.


The Corner Brook Sta­tus of Women are look­ing for volunteers to help at the Cen­tre on Car­men Av­enue. If you want to work to­ward the goal of cre­at­ing a bet­ter com­mu­nity while pro­mot­ing change, equal­ity and women’s rights, call us at 639-8522.


The Up­per Hum­ber Rod and Gun As­so­ci­a­tion, Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake, is now ac­cept­ing new mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 635-7179 or 635-5415.


The Mount Mo­riah Recre­ational Com­mit­tee will hold weekly card games, 8 p.m. ev­ery Tues­day night at the Mount Mo­riah Com­mu­nity Hall.


“The Open Door,” a free lunch pro­gram, is open ev­ery Mon­day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church hall at St. John the Evan­ge­list, Main Street. This out­reach min­istry is hosted by the Angli­can Parishes of the Hum­ber Dean­ery (Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands). All are welcome.


The Elks Lodge 505 in Corner Brook is col­lect­ing pennies. To do­nate, contact Ed at 632-5696.


The Corner Brook/Bay of Islands Com­mu­nity Trauma Re­sponse Team of­fers sup­port for those who have ex­pe­ri­enced a trau­matic event such as deaths from ac­ci­dents, sui­cide or homi­cides, wit­ness­ing or ex­pe­ri­enc­ing se­vere phys­i­cal harm or in­jury, or an ac­tual or per­ceived threat to your life. If you have ex­pe­ri­enced such an event, the Com­mu­nity Trauma Re­sponse Team may be able to help. Please contact Mental Health and Addiction Ser­vices to ac­cess sup­ports. Corner Brook: 634-4506 (Mon­day to Fri­day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Ad­di­tional help is avail­able 24/7 from the Mental Health Cri­sis Line: 1-888-737-4668.


The Com­mu­nity Youth Net­work Corner Brook and Bay of Islands YMCA in­tend to open and op­er­ate a high-end, used chil­dren’s cloth­ing store in part­ner­ship with Pathfind­ers Al­ter­na­tive Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram. The re­tail store, lo­cated on the lower level of the Mill­brook Mall, will be tar­geted to­ward grow­ing, eco-friendly fam­i­lies. CYN is re­quest­ing do­na­tions for gen­tly used baby and chil­dren’s cloth­ing (ages 0 to 5). There is a par­tic­u­lar need for baby cloth­ing for girls. Do­na­tions can be dropped off to CYN in the Mill­brook Mall be­tween 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tues­day to Satur­day.


Anyone wish­ing to be­come in­volved in the club or one of its many char­i­ta­ble projects is welcome to drop in to the club’s weekly meet­ing held Tues­day evenings, 6 p.m. at the Green­wood Inn and Suites.

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