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There will be card games at St. Michael’s Church Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Lunch is included.



Newfoundland Icon Pamela Morgan will be performing that the Rotary Arts Centre at 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets are available at the Rotary Arts Centre Box Office open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., online at, or by phone at  630-0012.



Grenfell visual arts student Ashley Hemmings, artist in residence, Boreal Ecosystem Research Initiative, will exhibit her work, “In the Field,” until Oct. 22 in the Fine Arts atrium. As part of the residency, the public is invited to participate in a perception/sensory survey of her work at a reception on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4-6 p.m., in the Fine Arts atrium. Light refreshments will be provided. Remarks will be delivered at 4:15 p.m.



The Rocky Agricultural and Stampede Association is having its annual general meeting on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Rocky Museum basement.



All are welcome to the regular monthly meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support Group which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Eastside Kinsmen Club. This meeting will feature a guest speaker Nicole C. White, a cancer patient navigator.  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.




First United Coffee House, Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., First United Church, 19 Park St., local entertainment, canteen, everyone welcome.



Gros Morne Summer Music will be hosting a moose dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Blow-Me-Down Ski Park. We will have a roast moose dinner with dessert, tea, and coffee. There will be entertainment following the dinner. For more information and for tickets please visit



The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35 in Stephenville will hold a general meeting and nomination of officers at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. Uniforms and medals are required. All members are urged to attend.



There will be a merchandise bingo on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart School. There will be a 50/50 cash prize, a jackpot game worth $100 in grocery certificates and other games as well. All are welcome.



There will be a merchandise bingo at Fox Island River and Point au Mal Community Centre on Oct. 29 beginning at 2 p.m.



The Humber United Church Men’s Fellowship club will be holding a soup lunch, with tea or coffee and dessert included on Thursday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phoning Roy at 634-3924, Jerry at 639-1722 or Jim 639-7789.



The St. Paul's United Church Fall Fundraiser is a roast beef supper, coffee/tea and dessert with entertainment following the meal. It takes place Friday, Nov. 3, doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are available in the church office or by calling 635-5206 or 635-2932.



The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Stephenville is hosting their annual Dining-In event on Nov. 4. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. followed by a roast turkey dinner at 7 p.m.

Legion card and military ID are required as the time of ticket purchase. Tickets available after Oct. 23 at Debbie's Video.



The Deer Lake Caribou 50+ Club will be holding a Christmas Sale at their club on Nov. 18, starting at 10 a.m. Cake, cookies, Christmas gifts and flea market. There will be a sale of hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks at lunchtime. All are welcome. To rent a table call Vera at 635-2031 or Ann at 635-2636.



"A Christmas Time with the Ennis Sisters" will take place at First United Church, Corner Brook, Nov. 25, 8 p.m. Call 634-5301 (Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m.-noon) for more information.



The Western Brain Injury Stroke Survivor (WBISS) support group meets every second Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. The meetings are held at the Pollett Room at Corner Brook City Hall. This is a small, intimate group that focuses on support, growth and healing. Feel free to join us. Refreshments will be served.



The Mount Moriah Recreational Committee will hold weekly card games, 8 p.m. every Tuesday night at the Mount Moriah Community Hall.



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. Al-Anon meetings take place in Corner Brook on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm, at Holy Redeemer Church basement, Mount Bernard Road and on Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. at St John the Evangelist Church basement on Main St.



The Salvation Army is looking for donations. It is in need of skates, winter boots, coats, household items, linens and men's clothing.



The Corner Brook Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Aga Smies, is available to support good causes and park concert. The band is always interested in attracting mature and skilled musicians playing instruments fitting in a big band. Contact 640-1282 or or find them on Facebook:



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.



Anyone wishing to become involved in the club or one of its many charitable projects is welcome to drop in to the club’s weekly meeting held Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. at the Greenwood Inn and Suites.



There is bingo every Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, Carmen Avenue. Door opens at 7 p.m. Bingo starts at 8 p.m.



The Corner Brook Lions Club is currently looking for new members. If you are interested in being a part of the world’s largest service organization, contact Penny Pike at 388-8386.



Card games are held at the Senior Echo Club Tuesday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. All are welcome.



Every Wednesday at Pasadena Senior’s Club, 14 Tenth Ave.1 p.m. for Bridge. 1:30 p.m. for Rummoli. Everyone welcome.



Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain, maintenance, obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. For information and meeting times, call 738-1742 (or toll free: 1-877-738-1742), email:, or visit




Rug Hooking Guild Of Newfoundland and Labrador, Western group, meets each Wednesday in the Community Room at Sobeys. Drop in between 1:30-4 p.m. and bring your project. For more information contact Linda at



The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Stephenville, now has a sick and visiting committee in place. Please advise us if anyone is aware of a veteran or member from branch 35 is in hospital, by contacting the branch president, Dave Johnston at 643-6767/649-5050 or In addition, you may leave a message with our Legion at 643-2077.



"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.



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, ecofriendly families. CYN is requesting donations for gently used baby and children’s clothing (ages 0-5). 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.



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



The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador needs volunteers in the Corner Brook area for its Safe Works Access Program (mobile syringe distribution service) for two, three-hour shifts per month. Call David at 634-7927 or email to fill out an application form and for more information.



In 2011, Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) launched a provincial fundraising campaign called “Roll Pennies for Pages.” With the end of the penny, why not donate them to us? All donations above $20 are eligible of a charitable donation receipt for tax deduction purposes. Call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email

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