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A look at what's coming up in western Newfoundland

CHASE the ACE

The jackpot for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13's Chase and Ace continues to grow and the number of cards continues to drop. The next draw takes place Thursday night.

SOUP KITCHEN

Mary's Kitchen, a free soup kitchen operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with the assistance of numerous Catholic organizations, will be moving to summer hours until Aug. 31. Dinner will be served in the basement of the Cathedral of The Most Holy Redeemer on Mt. Bernard Ave. from noon to 1 p.m.  All are welcome.

FLOWER SERVICE

The Annual Petries Cemetery Flower Service will be held on July 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Petries Cemetery in Curling. If the weather is unsuitable, the service will be held at Memorial United Church.

SAFETY SESSION

The Corner Brook Museum and Archives is offering a free children’s safety session with the Canadian Red Cross and the Corner Brook Fire Department on July 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 634-2518 or email info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca

SUMMER CAMP

Killdevil Youth Camps will run from July 1-27. Applications are available from Mac Turner. For more information call 686-2363.

FLOWER SERVICES

The Salvation Army Annual Flower Services will take place Sunday, July 22 at Mount Patricia Cemetery at 2 p.m. and the Salvation Army Townsite Cemetery (Brookfield Avenue) at 3:15 p.m. In case of inclement weather, services will be rescheduled at a later date.

YOUTH WORKSHOP

The People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre are holing a creation workshop for youth aimed at songwriting and visual arts July 27-29 at the centre in St. George’s. For more information call Paul Pike at (709)643-3902 or email dop@pdifc.com

SOUP AND SANDWICH

The United Church on St. Clare Ave. in Stephenville will be having a soup and sandwich luncheon on Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are availablefrom members or at the door.

FUNDRAISER

The Corner Brook Status of Women Council, in partnership with the AIDS Committee of NL is hosting an Art Battle fundraiser for Options: Your Sexual Health Centre. The Art Battle will be a 19+ event held at the Rotary Arts Centre from 7- 9 p.m. on August 2nd, 2018. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door for ten dollars.

CLASS REUNION

The 1968 graduating class of Herdman Collegiate will be holding a 50th Anniversary Reunion the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. For more information please contact Gene Colbourne at gdcolbourne@hotmail.com or Grace Burt at 634-4569.

ROTARY MEETINGS

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

THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO

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

SPECIAL OLYMPICS VOLUNTEERS

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 e-mail Wayne at wayne.park@remax-realtyprofessionals.com.

ART in the LIBRARY

The Bay St George Artists Association is hosting a Summer Art Exhibit & Sale of Art now on display at The Kindale Public Library in Stephenville. More than 35 pieces of original art in watercolour, acrylic and oils by local artists. The exhibit will run until September.

FREE LUNCH PROGRAM

"The Open Door," a free lunch program, is open every Monday from 11:30 a.m.-1p.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.

DONATIONS WANTED

The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 6 Herald Ave., is asking for your donations of good quality, gently used clothing. Your faithful support helps the thrift store and helps others within the community. Donations are accepted at the store Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A bin is provided for after hours clothing donations only.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

Would you like to make a difference in someone's life? Western Health has opportunities available at the Corner Brook Long-term Centre and the bungalows on Wheelers Road. Please contact the volunteer resources department at 637-3999, ext. 3531.

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 643-1290 or email: nawn@nf.aibn.com.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

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.

GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS

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.

FREE LUNCH

Please join us for a "free lunch" at the Open Door on Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-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.

SINGING and DRUMMING SESSIONS

The Bay St. George Cultural Circle invites all aboriginal and non-aboriginal 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 at 721-0195.

RED CROSS DRIVERS

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 license 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 nlvolunteers@redcross.ca.

VISION MATES

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 at cnib.ca/volunteer or by calling your local CNIB office at 1-800-563-2642.

BREASTFEEDING TALK

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 643-8698, public health nurse, Western Health with the “Bay St. George moms4moms Breastfeeding Support Group.”

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