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There will be Lions Carnival Bingo on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Lions Rec Centre on Wellington in Corner Brook.


The Oakland United Church Women, Forestside Road, will hold their Carnival Meatball Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Dinner includes meatballs, rice, vegetables, roll, assorted desserts, tea or coffee. Take-out 4:30-5:30 p.m., eat-in 5-7 p.m. Tickets available from any member or at the door.


St. Michael’s ACW, Park Dr., will be hosting its annual Carnival Soup and Pie Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


The Lions Carnival Fish Cake Lunch will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m-2 p.m. at the Lions Rec Centre on Wellington. Eat in or take out. Fish cakes served with partridgeberry sauce, homemade baked beans, roll, homemade dessert, tea or coffee. Tickets at the door. For information, call 634-8090.


The Pasadena Seniors Club will be offering free yoga at the club, 14th Tenth Ave.

starting Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-noon. For information or to register call Ethel at 686-2730 or Karen at 686-2196.


The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at Lawtons Drug Store on O’Connell Drive on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. There will be demonstrations on adaptive clothing. New members welcomed. Call Joan at 785-7465 or Shirley at 785-5247 for more information.


The ACW Winter Carnival Soup Luncheon will take place Thursday, Feb. 22 at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, Main Street, Corner Brook, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Home-made soups, assorted pies and crusty bread will be served. Tickets available at the door.


The Humber United Church Women are hosting a turkey cold plate buffet, which consists of turkey, ham, assorted salads, rolls, carrot cake, tea and coffee for winter carnival on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at Humber United Church, 88 Clarence St. For tickets contact Linda at 639-5377 or Karen at 634-4850.


The Pasadena Seniors Club will be offering free bowling at Hodder Memorial Stadium in Deer Lake starting Friday Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m. You have to provide your own transportation.

For information or to register call Sandra at 686-2372 or Mona at 686-2422.


The Scottish Heritage Society of Western Newfoundland will host its annual Winter Carnival Ceilidh on Friday Feb. 23, at Bennett Hall, West St. at 8 p.m. There will be Scottish Country dancing and refreshments. Tickets are available at the door. For more information contact Doris at 785-7418.


The Ladies Auxiliary of Bennett Hall will be a baked bean lunch on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Bennett Hall, 11 West St. It will include wieners, dinner rolls, cookies, tea/coffee for just $8.00! Take-out available upon request.


Tickets for the Corner Brook Elks Winter Carnival Hot Roast Beef Dinner and Beard Growing Judging are now on sale. The dinner is on Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., with beard judging to follow at 7:15 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the First United Church Accordion Group. Tickets can be purchased at the Lodge on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings or by calling Rob Perry at 634-7122.


The First United Church will be having two carnival breakfasts today and Feb. 24, 7:30-10 a.m. Bologna, scrambled eggs, hash browns, homemade beans, juice, tea and coffee will be served.


There will be a merchandise bingo on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the West Newfoundland Press Club Union Street. Twenty games. Lots of nice prizes. For more information please call 634-2902.


A potluck supper will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Echo Club, 103 West St. All are welcome.


There will be a carnival hymn sing at the Salvation Army Temple, O'Connell Drive on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be received and refreshments will be served following. All are welcome.


On Sunday, Feb. 25, there will be a brunch at All Hallows Church Basement, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakfast consists of bacon, bologna, scrambled eggs, pancakes, baked beans, toast, juice, tea and coffee.


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

Group which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m at the Eastside Kinsmen Building on St. Marks’ 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.


There will be a World Day of Prayer at Oakland United, 5 Forestside Rd., Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Lunch will follow. All are welcome!


The Sacred Heart Ladies Group will be having a Merchandise Bingo on Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart School. There will be 50/50 cash prize, a Jackpot game worth $100 and other games as well. All are welcome.


Tom Boland and his band will pay tribute to the late great Johnny Cash at the Rotary Arts Centre on March 4. Joining Tom will be Darren Vincent (guitar), Scott Sheppard (double bass), Mike Moulton (drums) as well as Darren Osmond, Jan Reid, Lisa Reid and Lori Lee Pike.


“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.


The People Of The Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre is currently seeking volunteers for the Helping Hands Program. The Helping Hands Program was created to help seniors in our communities with anything ranging from housework to light snow shoveling, or just spending some time with them. This is a free service to seniors and status card is not required. Please contact Paul or Samantha at 643-3902 for further information.


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 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. There has been a change in the meeting location for the Tuesday meeting. Meetings are now being held at the Humberwood board room, 35 Boone’s Rd., Corner Brook at 8 p.m. The Thursday morning meeting remains at the St. John the Evangislist Church on Main Street (rear entrance) and is held at 11a.m.


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


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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