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Community calendar

A look at what's coming up in western Newfoundland

HANK WILLIAMS TRIBUTE

A tribute to Hank Williams performed by Nick Hamlyn, Tom Brennan and Daniel Hiltz will take place at the Rotary Arts Centre on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. All are welcome.

CADET DRIVE

If you’re interested in joining the cadet movement, the 2590 Gallipoli Army Cadets are accepting new members on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Meet at the Gallipoli Armoury on O'Connell Drive. Registration is free.

THEATRE MEETING

The Off-Broadway Players community theatre group will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Swirsky's on Broadway beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

PAINT NIGHT

The Corner Brook Status of Women Council and Options Sexual Health Centre are hosting a paint night on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 639-8522 or email office.cbswc@gmail.com

MADE IN CANADA and ANGELA PARK

A Mosaic Project coupled with a Brahms Piano Quartet will take place at the Rotary Arts Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 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.

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.

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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