COM­MU­NITY calendar

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The Se­niors Cit­i­zens Echo Club on 103 West St. in Cor­ner Brook will be hold­ing a scat tour­na­ment on Satur­day, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. All are wel­come


Tops NL1100 will be hold­ing a garage sale Satur­day, June 15, 9 a.m. to noon at the Kins­men building on St. Mark’s Av­enue in Cor­ner Brook.


The Ro­tary Club of Hum­ber, which meets at the Green­wood Inn and Suites, has be­gun its sum­mer hours on June 4 at 7:30 a.m. Any per­son in­ter­ested in learn­ing about projects and be­com­ing a mem­ber, please con­tact Peter at 639-1705 or text/call 632 0591. All are wel­come.


The Sal­va­tion Army Thrift Store in Cor­ner Brook’s new sum­mer hours are Mon­day-Fri­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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]


A sum­mer fundraiser will take place at Holy Trin­ity Church Hall in Gal­lants on Mon­day, July 1, be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. There will be a flea mar­ket and bake sale and ev­ery­one is wel­come.


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.


The White Wolf Drum­ming and Youth Group is hold­ing weekly meet­ings for youth ages nine to 17 on Thurs­day nights 6 to 8 p.m. at the Qalipu Com­mu­nity Room 1 in Cor­ner Brook. For more in­for­ma­tion call Lor­raine Stone at 709634-2221 or email guider­[email protected]­ or di­an­nege­[email protected]­


Stephenvil­le will be start­ing NA meet­ings on Tues­day nights at the Peo­ple of the Dawn Indige­nous Friend­ship Cen­ter at 90 Main St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for any­one who wants to come early or to learn more about it.


Want to be a part of run­ning the Vik­ings na­tion? Spe­cial Olympics Cor­ner Brook are now seeking a trea­surer and sec­re­tary for the Cor­ner Brook Vik­ings Club Ex­ec­u­tive. If any­one is in­ter­ested, please email Wayne at [email protected]­maxre­al­typro­fes­sion­


The Peo­ple of The Dawn Indige­nous Friend­ship Cen­tre is cur­rently seeking volunteers for the Help­ing Hands Pro­gram. The Help­ing Hands Pro­gram was cre­ated to help se­niors in our com­mu­ni­ties with any­thing rang­ing from house­work to light snow shov­el­ling, or just spend­ing some time with them. This is a free ser­vice to se­niors and sta­tus card is not re­quired. Please con­tact Paul or Sa­man­tha at 643-3902 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.


Weekly bingo has re­sumed at the Curl­ing Lions Club, Petries Street, on Thurs­day nights. Bingo is at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All are wel­come.


The Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 13 is hold­ing bingo Thurs­day nights be­gin­ning at 6:45 p.m.


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.


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 to­wards grow­ing, eco-friendly fam­i­lies. CYN is re­quest­ing do­na­tions for gen­tly used baby and chil­dren’s cloth­ing (new­born to age five). 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.


Ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately hours of op­er­a­tion will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fri­days. Mary’s Kitchen is op­er­ated by the So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent de Paul with the co-op­er­a­tion and help of volunteers from other Catholic or­ga­ni­za­tions. A free hot meal is of­fered to ev­ery­one who at­tends. It is lo­cated in the base­ment of Most Holy Redeemer Cathe­dral, Mt. Bernard Av­enue. All are wel­come.


The Scot­tish Her­itage So­ci­ety is host­ing Scot­tish coun­try danc­ing ev­ery Thurs­day evening, start­ing tonight from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Evan­ge­list Cathe­dral Hall in Cor­ner Brook, rear en­trance. Cou­ples and sin­gle adults are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Shirley at 634-6923 or Charles at 634-3067.


Pub­lic card game at Pasadena Se­nior’s Club, 14 Tenth Ave., ev­ery Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. Cash Prizes. Come, bring a friend.


The Com­mu­nity Cafe runs the fourth Thurs­day of each month at Zion, 51 Carolina Ave., Stephenvil­le, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to any­one who would like a meal and some fel­low­ship.


The Sir Thomas Rod­dick Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary is look­ing for volunteers to as­sist us in our gift shop. If you have a cou­ple of hours a week to as­sist us, please call Ma­rina at 643-3716. All monies raised in the gift shop are used for the ben­e­fit of our clients and pa­tients. Vol­un­teer to­day to be part of a very worth­while cause.


Weekly Scot­tish coun­try danc­ing, spon­sored by the Scot­tish Her­itage So­ci­ety, takes place Thurs­days in the lower hall of St John the Evan­ge­list Cathe­dral on Main Street in Cor­ner Brook from 7:45 to 9 p.m. Please use the rear door to the hall. Both new and re­turn­ing mem­bers are wel­come. There is no need to come with a part­ner. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Charles at 634-3067 or Kath­leen: 634-3789.


The Cor­ner Brook Abo­rig­i­nal Youth Group in­vites all abo­rig­i­nal and non-abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple ages nine to 17 to at­tend our weekly meet­ings on Thurs­day nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. meet­ing at Qalipu Com­mu­nity Room, 1 Church St., Cor­ner Brook in the old Majestic Building start­ing Sept. 14. Any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing about all as­pects of our tra­di­tional Mi’Kmaq Cul­trual and to have fun please regis­ter. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Lor­raine Stone at 634-2221 or email guider­[email protected]­ or di­an­nge­[email protected]­


The Bay St. Ge­orge South His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s mu­seum is open seven days a week from 1 to 7 p.m., lo­cated on Main Road in St. Davids.


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 Evang­is­list Church on Main Street (rear en­trance) and is held at 11 a.m.


Overeaters Anony­mous wel­comes any­one who wants to do some­thing about their un­healthy or de­struc­tive eat­ing habits. No dues or fees. If you are sick and tired of feel­ing sick and tired about your be­hav­iour around food and want to change, con­tact OA. Phone 1-877-738-1742 toll free. Email [email protected], or visit What have you got to lose?


The Cana­dian Red Cross is in need of Emer­gency Re­sponse Ve­hi­cle driv­ers. Driv­ers would need to com­plete Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Level 1 and First Aid train­ing, which will be pro­vided. Must be 25 years of age; Class 5 li­cence re­quired. To ap­ply, con­tact our of­fice at 634-4626. If you want to help those in your com­mu­nity fol­low­ing a fire, flood or nat­u­ral dis­as­ter, call the Cana­dian Red Cross at 634-4626 or email us at nlvol­un­[email protected]­


Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 13, presents Thurs­day night bingo. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bingo starts at 8 p.m. All are wel­come.


The Tree House Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre in Pasadena of­fers a Baby Steps pro­gram for new par­ents and ba­bies up to one year old on Thurs­days from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing can call Bernie at 686-5005.


You are in­vited to at­tend the South­west­ern Hous­ing Sta­bil­ity Ini­tia­tive’s Com­mu­nity Café. Held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at the Stephenvil­le Lions Club and the fourth Thurs­day of each month at the Zion Pen­te­costal Church. Come join us for good food, fun and new friend­ship. Lunch is on us. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Patti at 643-5399.


Don’t wait to be­come a se­nior. Come and bring a friend for a card game of 120s at the Se­niors Club in Pasadena. Open to all. Good prizes. Starts at 7:30 p.m. ev­ery Thurs­day. Come and join in a game of bridge, 1 to 4 p.m. Wed­nes­days and/or rum­moli 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the same day.

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