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CHASE THE ACE

The Mi’kmaq centre in De Grau is hosting a Chase the Ace fundraiser every Sunday starting at 4 p.m. The draw will take place at 6 p.m.

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Take Back the Night rally will be held Sept. 21 at 7p.m. at Margaret Bowater Park on behalf of the Corner Brook Women's Centre.

COOKING CLASS

Active Living West NL is hosting a cooking class on Sept. 21 from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sobeys Community Room.

SEED SAVING

The Western Environment Centre is hosting a Seed Saving Workshop on Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Corner Brook Library.

FALL FAIR

The 50th Humber Valley Agricultural Fall Fair will be held on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex in Deer Lake. For more information regarding the fair or for any group or individual looking to rent a booth/table, please contact the Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development at 635-3861 or 635-5747 or email at hvagfallfair@gmail.com.

RUG HOOKING

A beginner’s course for Rug Hooking called Learn the Art of Rug Hooking on Sept. 22. For more information call Beverly at 634-6139.

JESSE HACKETT

Jesse Hackett will perform some of his favourite country tunes as well as some of his own at the Rotary Arts Centre on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.

RED SHOE WALK

The annual walk in support of our Ronald McDonald House takes place in Irishtown on Sept. 22 starting at noon.

RAC MOVIE

The next movie at the Rotary Arts Centre will be "Hearts Beat Loud," starring Nick Offerman, Ted Danson and Toni Collett. It will be shown Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. For more information please call 630-0012.

SUPPORT GROUP

The Prostate Cancer Support Group will hold its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Eastside Kinsmen Building on St. Mark’s Avenue in Corner Brook. These ​meetings are open to anyone interested in obtaining information and/or support. For further information, please call Art at 639-1627 or Eric at 632-5270.

FISH DINNER

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 is hosting a codfish dinner on Sept. 26. For more information, call (709)634-5655.

BAKE SALE

The St. Paul’s United Church Women are holding a soup and sandwich luncheon, as well as a bake sale on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

BREAST FRIENDS

The Breast Friends breast cancer support group will have a meeting on Sept. 27 starting at 7:30 p.m. on 2 Carmen Ave., Corner Brook. Sandra Abbott will be presenting on Do Terra Essential Oils. New members are welcomed. Further info call Joan at 785-7465 or Shirley at 785-5247

RADIOTHON
Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation’s Radiothon will be held on Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 870 AM Radio. All proceeds go towards medical equipment for our hospital. For more information, please call 643-5555.

GALLERY OPENING

The Tina Dolter Gallery at the Rotary Arts Centre is hosting the annual arts centre members show called All Sorts. It runs from until Oct. 1 with a reception on Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

GARAGE SALE

The men's club of First United Church will be having a fall garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 beginning at 9 a.m. The club with be receiving items (save for tires, fridges and TVs) beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25.

GARAGE SALE

A garage sale will be held at Oakland United Church Sept. 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

ORANGE SHIRT NIGHT

The People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre is hosting Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30 at Blanche Brook Park at 1 p.m.

PIE MAKING

The Cathedral pie making group will be selling homemade apple pies on Oct. 9 and onward. For more information and to order call the office at 634-2373.

CARD GAMES

Card games will be held in St. Michael’s Church Hall, Park Dr. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

LUNCHEON

The Retired Teachers’ Association Western Division is hosting a luncheon meeting on Oct. 10 at 12 p.m. at Bennett Hall on West Street. For more information call Geraldine Wall at 634-4965 or email Geraldine.wall@hotmail.com or Lorraine Gillingham at 634-6437 or email lgillingham@gmail.com

USED CLOTHING SAKE

First United’s United Church Women group is holding at used clothing sale on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Items may be dropped off weekday mornings 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fall and winter clothing only please.

DINNER AND AUCTION

The Qalipu Cultural Foundation will be hosting its fourth annual fundraising dinner and silent auction at Jennifer's in Corner Brook on Oct.13. The evening will include teachings, drumming and dance demonstrations and an opportunity to bid on some lovely craft and art items. The three-course meal will consist of traditional foods cooked with a modern flair. Please join us for this wonderful event. For more information, call 634-0096.

CLOTHES DONATION

The Open Door will be accepting donations of nearly new, clean winter coats, boots, new mitts, gloves, hats and scarves until Oct. 31. Donations can be dropped off any Monday at the Cathedral or at any Anglican Church.

CHURCH CEREMONY

The Installation of the Very Rev. Catherine Short as Rector and Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

TEA AND SALE

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church Women’s group is hosting a Fall tea and sale Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

The Corner Brook Lions Club will be holding a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus on Dec. 8 at
The Lions Club on Wellington Street. Contact Penny at 632-8386 for more information.

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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