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HYMN SING

The annual Hymn Sing at First United Church will take place on Sunday, May 27. In addition to offering hymns as a memorial to loved ones, there are also hymns in honour of someone special, or in celebration of a special occasion. To select a Hymn, please call the church office by Thursday, May 17.

GARAGE SALE

Tops NL 1100 will be holding a garage sale Saturday, May 19 at the Kinsmen Building on St. Mark’s Ave., 9 a.m.-noon.

CANCER SUPPORT

The monthly meeting of the Cancer Support Group takes place on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2-4 p.m., at the Seniors Echo Club, 103 West St. We welcome cancer survivors with all types of cancer, as well as family members and friends. For more information call Agnes at 634-4088 or Ann at 785-2176.

CANCER SUPPOT GROUP

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

Group, which will be held Tuesday, May 22 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.

RETIRED TEACHERS LUNCHEON

The Retired Teachers’ Association Western Division Luncheon of turkey cold plate with dessert and tea/coffee will take place May 24 at noon at St. Michaels Church Hall, Park Drive. Call Geraldine at 634-4965 (geraldine.wall@hotmail.com) or  Lorraine at 634-6437 (lgillingham@gmail.com) for more details.

BAKE SALE and TEA

On Saturday, May 26 the ACW Spring Bake Sale and Tea will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall on Main Street in Corner Brook, 2-3:30 p.m. There will be a bake table, country kitchen and serving of sandwiches and sponge cake with lemon filling.

VARIETY CONCERT

The Sacred Heart Parish will have a variety concert at Sacred Heart School Auditorium 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 featuring The Griffins, Tom Carey, Ross Carberry, Jack Joyce, Randy Hunt, Tara Quilty, the Sand Pebbles and Sacred Heart Choir.

BAKE SALE and TEA

The ACW Spring Bake Sale and Tea will take place Saturday, May 26 at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, Main street, Corner Brook, 2-3 p.m.  Bake table and country kitchen. Sandwiches and sponge cake with lemon filling will be served.

WALK for GUIDE DOGS

The Deer Lake Lions Club will be hosting a Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides on

Sunday, May 27 and it welcomes everyone with or without a dog. Registration begins at the Masonic Hall, Nicholsville Road at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m. For further info please contact Joy at 635-4630 or any member of the Deer Lake Lions Club.

HYMN SING

The annual Memorial Hymn Sing at First United Church will take place on Sunday, May 27. Anyone wishing to choose a memorial hymn is asked to please call the church office at 634-5301 by May 17.

CARD GAME

The Catholic Women's League will be having a mammoth card game on Sunday, May 27 at 7:15 p.m. A lunch will be served. It will take place at the lower level of the Cathedral on Mt. Bernard. For more information call Rose at 634-1228.

CANCER SUPPORT

Breast Friends breast cancer support group will have a meeting at the women's center on 2 Carmen Ave. in Corner Brook on May 31 at 7:30 p.m. New members always welcome. For further information call Shirley at 785-5247.

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.

GARAGE SALE

All Saint's Church, 44 Clarence St., will be holding its annual garage sale on Saturday, June 2 starting at 9 a.m. Items for donation can be dropped off starting Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m.

GARAGE SALE

A jumble/garage sale will be held at Oakland United Church, Forestside Rd., Corner Brook on Saturday, June 9 beginning at 9 a.m.

GALLANTS FUNDRAISER

The summer fundraiser will be held at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Gallants on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 11 a.m. There will be a flea market and bake sale. Everyone welcome.

CHASE the ACE

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 ,7 West Str. will be holding its weekly bingo and Chase the Ace Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Chase the Ace has only 28 cards left with a jackpot of more than $4,000.

THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO

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

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.

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.

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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