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FALL FAIR

Immaculate Conception Parish in Deer Lake will be holding its fall fair until Oct. 21. On Saturday there will be a prize bingo starting at 8 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 21 there will be a brunch 11:30 a.m. For more information call Agnes Kenny at 635-3430.

USED CLOTHING SALE

First United’s United Church Women group is holding at used clothing sale on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Items may be dropped off weekday mornings 9 a.m.-noon. Fall and winter clothing only please.

QUILTERS SHOW

The Long Range Quilters quilt show and sale is being held until Oct. 21 in the meeting rooms and Canada House at the Corner Brook Civic Centre. Hours are Friday noon to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check us out on Facebook: Quilt Show 2018 - A Modern Twist

RUMMAGE and BAKE SALE

The UCW rummage and sake sale at Memorial United Church in Curling will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

RAGS to RICHES

The NL West SPCA and Deer Lake Kitty Rescue are holding the Rags to Riches Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction at the Holiday Inn Express in Deer Lake on Saturday, Oct. 20. Come out for a lovely meal and evening of live music, lovely raffles and fabulous auction items while supporting animal rescue. Tickets available by calling 634-1327 or 635-2409.

BAKE SALE

Memorial United Church in Curling is hosting a rummage sale and bake sale on Oct. 20. It is scheduled to go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VARIETY CONCERT

The Oktoberfest Variety Concert, with All Hallows Choir and Friends will take place Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Arts Centre. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling Catherine at 640-4803. Entertainment by Griffin Family and other local talent.

SUPPORT GROUP

The monthly meeting of the Cancer Support Group will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. at the Seniors Echo Club, 103 West Street. New members are always welcome. For information call Agnes 634-4088 or Ann 785-2176.

OKTOBERFEST BRUNCH

The Oktoberfest Brunch, consisting of sausage, pancakes, bacon, beans, scrambled eggs, toast, juice and tea or coffee will take place at All Hallows Church basement on Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SPIDER TALK

The Corner Brook Museum and Archives and the Humber Natural History Society Presents A Public Talk about Spiders with Dr. Joe Bowden scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

CARD GAMES

Card games will be held in St. Michael’s Church Hall, Park Dr. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

MOVIE NIGHT

The next film in the Rotary Arts Centre Film Series is "Tea with the Dames" (or "Nothing Like a Dame") a documentary about Dames Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Helen Mirren and Judi Dench. It will play at the Rotary Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

CANCER SUPPORT

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

Group, which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 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.

BOOK SALE

The Humber United Church Men's Fellowship Club will hold a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Books, CDs and DVDs will be available.

CHASE THE ACE

The Mi’kmaq centre in De Grau is hosting a Chase the Ace fundraiser every Sunday starting at 4 p.m. The draw will take place at 6 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.

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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