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“Hurry” and sign up for the Charity Curling Funspiel Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 at the Corner Brook Curling Club. Teams should include a minimum of two non-curlers. Previous curling experience is not required and everyone is welcome. Proceeds are in aid of the Western Regional Hospital Foundation. For more information call Debbie or Suzanne at 637-5353.


First United Church’s annual rabbit dinner will be Thursday, March 15. Takeouts at 5:30 p.m, eat-in 6 p.m.  Tickets available at the church office (634-5301) during office hours (Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon).


A St. Paddy's Day Concert in aid of Mary's Kitchen will take place Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Swirsky's Theatre and Music Hall. Tickets are available at the door or online at Don't forget to wear something green.


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at First United Church, 19 Park St. with Irish-Newfoundland Stew and entertainment on Saturday, March 17 at 6 p.m. Tickets available at the church office or by calling Wince at 634-5301 or 632-0565.


A merchandise bingo will be held on March 18 at 2 p.m., at Sacred Heart School in Curling in aid of Paul Roche who has to travel to St. John’s for medical reasons. Twenty games in all, with a 50/50 cash prize, and other great prizes. Any donations or questions, please contact Trish at 785-2466.


St. Paul's UCW will host a soup, sandwich and bake sale Thursday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eat-in or take out available but there will be no delivery service.


There will be a juried art exhibition at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre featuring the work of west coast artists until April 8. The public can view the show during normal hours of the Arts and Culture Centre.


"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 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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 or by calling your local CNIB office at 1-800-563-2642.


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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