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A look at what's coming up in western Newfoundland

RUMMAGE and BAKE SALE

The United Church Women rummage and bake sale will be held at Memorial United Church in Curling on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Mabel Tiller at 785-5264.

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWCASE

People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre is holding an Indigenous Arts and Crafts Showcase on April 21 at the Friendship Centre on 90 Main St. in Stephenville. The goal of the showcase is to provide an opportunity for people to witness amazing Indigenous local talent.

NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS

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.

SPRING TEA and BAKE SALE
St. Michael’s ACW, Park Drive, will be holding its annual spring tea and bake sale Saturday, April 21, 2-4 p.m. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of tasty sandwiches along with sponge cake with lemon.

PHOTOSHOOT

Cont;nue Mental Health initiative will be hosting a photoshoot and tshirt sale April 22 at 9:30 a.m. in the atrium of the Arts and Science Building at Grenfell Campus. Come out and support mental health and sport one of our designs in our website.

PROSTATE CANCDER SUPPORT

All are welcome to the regular monthly meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support

Group which will be held Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m. at the Eastside Kinsmen Building on St. Mark's Ave. 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.

ARTISTS AGM

The Bay St George Artists Association will be holding their Annual General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the College of the North Atlantic Campus, Stephenville. Any local artist in the Bay St George area who may be interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. For more information call Gloria at 649-7508.

CARD GAMES

There will be card games held in St. Michael’s Church Hall, Park Drive at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: April 24, May 1, 15, 26, June 5. Admission includes lunch.

INDIGENOUS YOUTH GROUP

The People of the Dawn Indigenous Youth Group is a new organization for ages 8-12 years with four components: cultural, physical activity/exercise, healthy living and healthy eating. The cultural component will explore Mi’kmaq art, drumming, talking circles and a word of the day. The youth group will meet on Tuesdays for eight weeks, starting on April 24, at the Friendship Centre at 329 Main Street in St. George’s. There is no registration fee.

FOOD BANK MEETING

The annual general meeting of The Food Bank Network of the Bay of Islands Ministerial Association, Inc. will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Family Services, 6 Herald Ave. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments to follow.

LUNCH and BAKE SALE

St. Paul's United Church Women will host a soup, sandwich luncheon and bake sale Thursday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the United Church Hall on 17 Spruce St., Deer Lake.

SALE

First United Church UCW Spring Tea and Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. at 19 Park Street. All are welcome.

DELTA WATERFOWL

The Newly formed Humber Valley Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will be having a dinner and auction in Pasadena on April 28. For more information and tickets please call 721-0995 or 686-5228.

DAY of MOURNING

The annual Day of Mourning Service will be held April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Holy Redeemer Cathedral on Mt. Bernard Ave.

INDIGENOUS MUSIC SHOWCASE

Angela Brown is being featured at this month’s Indigenous Music Showcase at the People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre, 329 Main Street in St. George’s at 7 p.m. on April 28. She has a long history as a professional musician in Newfoundland with her earliest work performing with her father Reg Brown’s group Driftwood.

MERCHANDISE BINGO

Knights of Columbus will be having a merchandise bingo at Immaculate Heart of Mary School on April 29 in the gymnasium at 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

DINNER AND DANCE

The Scottish Heritage Society will be hosting Malcolm's famously delicious Roast Beef Dinner with Yorkshire pudding plus dessert on Thursday, May 3, at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral Hall, Main Street. Takeout meals will be available 5 to 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by Scottish Country dancing. All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to a local charity. Tickets should be picked up by April 30. For tickets please call Charles at 634-3067.

SPRING CONCERT

The Corner Brook Community Choir will present its annual spring concert, "Life Every Voice and Sing" on Monday, May 7, 8p.m., at All Saints Anglican Church on Clarence St.  Special guests include Corner Brook Regional High School Saxophone Quartet and flutist Anna Barrett. Tickets are available from choir members or at the door.

BINGO

The Sacred Heart Ladies Group will be having a Merchandise Bingo on Sunday, May 6 at Sacred Heart School. There will be a 50/50 cash bingo, a jackpot game worth $100 and other games as well. All are welcome.

TEA, FASHION and AUCTION

Stephenville Historical Society, in support of the Regional Museum of Art and History, will hold its annual Victorian High Tea, Fashion Show and Silent Auction on Sunday, June 3 at the Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets available at Byrne’s Shoe and Sportswear, Main Street. For more information please contact stephenvillehistoricalsociety@hotmail.ca.

THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO

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

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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