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Here's a look at some of the upcoming events hapening western Newfoundland:

Free Radiohead tribute show

Eating People is Meaty, a tribute to the music of Radiohead, will perform a free all-ages outdoor concert at Margaret Bowater Park Sept. 6. The show, the band’s way of welcoming students back to Corner Brook for the fall semester, starts at 8:30 p.m.

Wonderful Fine Market

The Wonderful Fine Market opens for the 2019 season Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location, Club 64 on Broadway in Corner Brook. The market will feature a variety of vendors offering locally grown and created products, including fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, beauty products and much more. Free coffee and tea will be served! Admission is free, but donations to the Wonderful Fine Market Cooperative are encouraged.

Army Cadets registration

The 2590 Gallipoli Army Cadets will be holding free registration at Gallipoli Armory in Corner Brook Sept. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. the army cadet corps welcomes youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and offers the opportunity to take part in marksmanship, band, biathlon, travel and more.

What’s on at the Rotary Arts Centre?

- The Peanut Butter Falcon, about a man with Down syndrome who runs away from a nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, will be the Monday Night Movie at the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook Sept. 9. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

- Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin will be performing at the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook Sept. 15. The show is at 8 p.m.

(Click here for a full list of Rotary Arts Centre events)

World Suicide Prevention Day

The 11th annual World Suicide Prevention Day in Corner Brook will take place at Remembrance Square Sept. 10. The event, which will go ahead rain or shine, starts at 7 p.m. and will include a candlelight vigil and walk, followed by refreshments. Participants are asked to show support by wearing an orange or yellow shirt and donations in support of local suicide prevention initiatives will be accepted.

Wild Edible Hike

In partnership with Jessica Galliott of Northern Foodcraft, the Western Environment Centre is offering a wild edible plant hike Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.

The hike will begin from the parking lot at the intersection of Griffin Drive and Lewin Parkway, across from the mill, on the Newfoundland T'Railway.

Participants will need to dress for the weather, and bring their own sun, rain and bug protection.

RSVP required to as space is limited! Workshop is free to attend, but donations are encouraged.

Scottish country dancing

Weekly Scottish country dancing sponsored by the Scottish Heritage Society will start its fall season on Sept. 12 in the lower hall of St. John the Evangelist Cathedral on Main Street in Corner Brook from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The rear door to the hall is used.

Both new and old members are welcome for an evening of fitness, fun and friendship. There is no need to come with a partner.

For more information call Charles at 634-3067 or Doris at 785-7418.

An Evening with Patsy Cline

Award-wining Patsy Cline impersonator Bonnie Kilroe will be performing at the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook Sept. 25. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Legion or online.

Gros Morne Theatre Festival

The Gros Morne Theatre Festival runs until Sept. 27. Click here for the full schedule.

Corner Brook Pride Week

Corner Brook Pride Week celebrations will take place from Sept. 15-22.

Events will include flag raisings, a queer trivia night, a kids’ craft event, workplace harassment talks, our annual pride parade on Sept. 21, queer prom (held at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University), and more. These events are open to anyone who would like to support the LGBTQ+ community in the Corner Brook area.

For further information, email

Grenfell Campus Art Exhibition

Shawn O’Hagan, the Grenfell Art Gallery’s summer artist-in-residence has her exhibit titled Tintinnabulation on view in the new media project gallery until Sept. 20. Each of the 12 pieces in her show represents a communion with iconic women artists who preceded and influenced O’Hagan’s work.

Kitchen Party at the Legion

Holy Redeemer Parish is sponsoring a “Kitchen Party” dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 13 on Sept. 20, with music by The Griffins and Woody and the Peckers. The dance starts at 8 p.m.

Retired Teachers’ fall social

The Retired Teachers’ Association Western Division will be holding a fall social in Corner Brook Oct. 9. The event will take place at Bennett Hall on West Street. A turkey cold plate super, with dessert and tea/coffee will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation of the Retired Teachers’ Foundation annual donation to charities for children at 7 p.m. Those interested are asked to RSVP by Oct. 4 by contacting either Geraldine at 634-4965 or or Lil at 639-7212 or

Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace is every Thursday night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 on West Street in Corner Brook. Last week, the jackpot was up to $7,000 with 20 cards left.

Thursday night cribbage

The Stephenville Theatre Festival and the Stephenville Lions Club will be hosting cribbage, in addition to its regular Chase the Ace fundraiser, at the club every Thursday evening up until Dec. 19. Groups of eight players will play-off in best-of-3 games, with total game time being 45 minutes. The first round starts 6:45 p.m., followed by the second round at 7:30 p.m. and the final round at 8:15 p.m. The winner takes half of the pot, while 30 per cent goes to the runner-up and 20 per cent for third place. The Chase the Ace event, which is in support of Max Simms Memorial Camp and the Stephenville Theatre Festival, runs from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday with ticket sales stopping at 8:45 p.m.

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