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A look at what's coming up in western Newfoundland

SUPPORT GROUP

The monthly meeting of the Cancer Support Group takes place on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2-4 p.m. at the Seniors Echo Club, 103 West St. All cancer survivors are welcome to attend. Our meetings take place on the third Sunday of each month from January to June. New members are always welcome as well. Please come and bring a family member or friend. For further information, call Agnes 634-4088, or Ann 785-2176.

SUPPORT GROUP

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

Group which will be held on ​Tuesday, Jan. 22 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

ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT

The Scottish Heritage Society will be hosting the annual Robbie Burns Night Dinner and Dance at Bennett Hall, West Street on Friday, Jan. 25. Doors will open at 6.30 p.m. for the gathering. A roast beef dinner, salad, dessert and haggis will be served at 7 p.m. Scottish Country dancing will follow the dinner and toasts. Reserve tickets before Monday, Jan. 21, by calling Charles at 634-3067.

A KNIGHT'S BREAKFAST

Archbishop Howley Council 2581 will be holding a breakfast/brunch on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 9:30-12:30 at All Hallow's Church, Humber Road. Eat in or takeout. Breakfast includes egg, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, pancakes, beans, toast, tea/coffee and juice.

CARD GAMES

Card games will be held in St. Michael’s Church Hall, Park Dr., 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, May 28 and June 4.

Cost is $5 with lunch provided. All are welcome.

RAC FILM SERIES

The next film in the Rotary Arts Centre Film Series is “The Silent Revolution.” It has won multiple international awards. This movie is rated PG and is subtitled. It will screen at the Rotary Arts Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at the door.

ART EXHIBIT

There is a new exhibit in the Tina Dolter Gallery, it is called "Mentor and Metalsmith" featuring the silver art of Arthur Brecken and Wesley Harris. It runs until March 4.

SUPPORT MEETING

Breast Friends breast cancer support group will meet at the Corner Brook Women' s Centre on 2 Carmen Ave in Corner Brook on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. The group is celebrating its 11th Anniversary. New members are always welcomed. Support groups are not for everyone so if you just want to talk, call Joan at (709)785-7465 or Shirley at (709)785-5247.

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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