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INSECTARIUM VISIT

The Corner Brook Museum and Corner Brook Public Library will host the Newfoundland Insectarium on April 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 634-0013.

TEA, BAKE and CRAFT SALES

The UCW tea, bake, and craft sale will be held at Oakland United Church, Forestside Rd., Corner Brook on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT

Bay St. George area performers are joining together to present “Voices of Fleetwood Mac.” All proceeds will support the Stephenville High Concert Band trip to the St. John’s Rotary Music Festival. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre.

CANCER SUPPORT MEETING

The monthly meeting of the Cancer Support Group will take place on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Seniors Echo Club, 103 West Street. We welcome survivors of all types of cancer, as well as their family members and friends. Come along and meet other survivors for an afternoon of sharing and caring.  For further information call Agnes at 634-4088 or Ann at 785-2176. We look forward to seeing you there.

EVENING OF PRAYER

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church Women are pleased to invite the women of your church to join them for their Annual Ecumenical Women’s Evening of Prayer and Reflection on April 17 at 7 p.m. This event is open to all women as we enjoy an evening of Fellowship together. Refreshments will be provided and an offering of food or monetary donations for the Bay of Islands Foodbank Network will be received. For more information, call Anne Keating 785-2980.

MERCHANDISE BINGO

Knights of Columbus will be having a merchandise bingo at Immaculate Heart of Mary School on April 29 in the gymnasium at 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 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.

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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