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A look at what's coming up in western Newfoundland

SOUP, SANDWICH and BAKE SALE

The St. Paul's United Church Women will hold a fall soup sandwich and bake sale  on Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. It takes place at 17 Spruce St. in Deer Lake.

RUG HOOKING

A beginner’s rug hooking is being held in Corner Brook on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call Beverly at 634-6139.

TEA AND SALE

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church Women’s group is hosting a fall tea and sale Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BAKE SALE
The Humber Valley United Church Women in Pasadena will be holding a fall tea and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Pasadena Seniors Club on Tenth Ave from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

FILM SERIES

The Rotary Arts Centre continues its film series with "Colette." This movie is rated R. It will screen at the Rotary Arts Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Redeemer Conference, will be holding registration for Christmas Hampers at the entrance to the Cathedral on Mt. Bernard Ave. on Nov. 21 and 23, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Applicants will be required to have the MCP numbers for all family members.

CRAFT SALE

The United Church Women are hosting a fall tea, bake and craft sale at Oakland United Church in Corner Brook on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. For more information, call Kay Howell at (709)634-1364.

CHRISTMAS PLAY

Bay of Islands Musical Arts Chorus, directed by Wendy Woodland, presents "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas, with narrator Martin Ware in a program of readings and Christmas carols in Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist in Corner Brook. Special guests: Cantabile Female Choir, directed by Dr. Jennifer Matthews. Tickets available at Gary Bennett Music and at the door.

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.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

The western division of the Retired Teachers Association are holding its Christmas social on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Bennett Hall in Corner Brook. The social starts at 6:30 p.m., while the dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. For more information, call Geraldine at 634-4965 or Selena at 686-2829.

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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