Community Notes is your one-stop shop for community events in the Packet region.
Space is reserved for non-profit, non-government funded groups and organizations.
Please email listings to Sarah Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listings should be typed, 50 words or less, and include the community in which your event is being held. You may also include one photo, if you wish, but it cannot be a poster. Listings will run in print and online each week on Thursdays. The deadline is Tuesday during the week prior to the edition of the paper in which your listing will run
Jun 1 – Sept 20
Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival
For info, visit www.risingtidetheatre.com. Call 1–888–464–3377 or Email: email@example.com
Aug 10 – 12
Champney’s West Days
Featuring games of chance, cardboard boat races, and more.
For details visit: www.champneysisland.net or see the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. Facebook page.
Aug 10 – 12
Lethbridge Weekend Festival
This fun-for-all-ages event begins Friday and ends with fireworks on Sunday night. Visit Lethbridge Recreation Committee Facebook page for full schedule of events.
Aug 10 – 12
Trinity Bay North Festival
For info, visit www.trinitybaynorth.com
Town office: 709 - 469 – 2571
Aug 10, 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's “Will” at New Curtain Theatre Company
The play features Anne Hathaway, the wife to whom the Bard famously left his "second best bed." In Thiessen's words, he has "used the will as a springboard [...] to explore the journey of a woman who faces adversity, rises above it, and ultimately re-kindles faith in herself." Taking place at Shoal Harbour United Church, 3 Balbo Drive.
Directed by Diana Fajrajsl
Starring Eleanor Crowder as Anne
Aug 10, 8-10 p.m.
Bohemians in Brooklyn
And now for something completely different!
Musical theatre at English Harbour Arts Centre. Tom Allen (some of you old CBC fans may be familiar with the name) and some friends are coming down from up-along to give us a look at the lives of artists in 1940s New York City.
Bohemians in Brooklyn - a mix of classical music, musical theatre, social and political history, storytelling and original popular song. It's a telling of the true story of the brownstone in 1940's Brooklyn where WH Auden, Benjamin Britten, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee all lived together, with dozens of other notable visitors and, beyond a doubt, bedmates and couch crashers.
Aug 13, 7 p.m.
Clarenville: At Shamrock City, Clarenville, in aid of the Children’s Wish Foundation. See event Facebook page for full details.
Aug 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wills & Estates: What you need to know
Clarenville: Barrister Gregory French from the law office Mills Pittman Twyne will be offering a free seminar on what you need to know about Wills and Estates. To register for this FREE seminar, please call the Clarenville Public Library at 466-7634.
Aug 13 & 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Building with Becky Camp
Clarenville: Building with Becky is offering a free camp for girls ages 9-13, to give them an opportunity to learn about carpentry and work on a carpentry project. Location: College of the North Atlantic in Clarenville. For more information call or text (709) 425-4731 and follow us on twitter @esteemwomen or Facebook (Esteem Women Inc.).
Aug 14, 7 p.m.
Tina Randell Show
Milton-George’s Brook: The Community Legacy Foundation of George's Brook -Milton is pleased to present Tina Randell at the Cultural House in Georges Brook -Milton. For tickets call 466-1357/466-2241/466-4488
Aug 15, 1-3 p.m.
Random Island: For ages 3 to 10 years, pre-registration required. Come and build a birdhouse! Taking place at the Random Lions Club in Elliott’s Cove. Cost is $5, supplies provided. For more info, contact Random West Recreation via their Facebook page.
Aug 15, 7-10 p.m.
Family Movie Night
Clarenville: At 14 Trinity Place, Clarenville, organized by Calvary Kids Ministries.
Aug 16, 12:30 PM – 3 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m.
Blood Donor Clininc
Clarenville: Canadian Blood Services holding a blood donor clinic at the Clarenville Inn, Clarenville. There are 171 appointments to fill. Book your appointment to donate by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca.
Aug 17, 3 p.m.
18th Annual Trinity Historical Society Auction & Garden Party
Trinity: This annual event is taking place at Trinity Museum Garden, Church Road. Items up for bid include antiques, books, furniture, gift certificates, and crafts.
For info, visit www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com. Contact Jim Miller at 709-464-3599. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 17 & 18, 7:30 p.m.
Celtic Fiddlers Concert
Clarenville: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Clarenville will be hosting a special music concert featuring the Celtic Fiddlers. Tickets are available at the COOP or at the door. This vibrant group of 12 young professional musicians, ages 15-27 have gained an outstanding reputation for their eclectic style and presentation. Come out for a wonderful night of music.
Aug 18 – 19
Trinity: Join us for two days of fun-filled activities such as games of chance, a barbeque, music, and volleyball. Dance on Saturday night. Fireworks at dusk at the waterfront in Trinity on Sunday. For info, contact the Town of Trinity at 709-464-3836.
After Dark in Trinity
Explore the historic sites of Trinity through readings and music, all by candlelight. For more info, visit www.seethesites.ca or call 709-464-2064. Email: email@example.com.
Aug 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Legacy Foundation Coffee House
George’s Brook-Milton: Taking place at the Cultural, 149 Trinity Drive (the former United Church building). Admission: $5, Lunch: $3. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Aug 25 – 26
Cultural Craft Festival
Port Union: This festival takes place at the Coaker Factory, Port Union. For more info, visit www.culturalcraft.com or follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter (@culturalcraft).
Aug 19, 3 p.m.
Old Fashioned Sunday Supper and Gospel Singing
Jamestown: The Vestry for St. James Anglican Church is hosting this event at the Jamestown Recreation Centre. Come and enjoy an afternoon of Gospel Music topped off by a good, old fashioned supper. Limited seating. To reserve your tickets call Marie 425-0233, Ruby 473-5211, Pat 473-7149 or Judy 473-7156.
Sept 8, 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5th Annual 50km Yard Sale
Bonavista Peninsula: This yard sale is taking place in Lethbridge and also from Morley's Siding to Sweet Bay, and from Canning’s Cove to Winterbrook. For more info, see the Facebook Page for this event.
Sept 14 – 15
Roots, Rants & Roars Festival
Elliston: This is a regional celebration of the natural gifts of Newfoundland & Labrador food, culture, land & sea. For more info, visit www.rootcellars.ca or contact Tourism Elliston at 709-768-7080.
Sept 16, 9:00 a.m.
2nd Annual Walk a Mile in His Shoes
Clarenville: In memory of Corporal Trevor O’Keefe. Walk begins at Kent Building Supplies, Clarenville (2 O’Mahony Drive). This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event. For more info, see the Facebook page for this event.
Sept 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Clarenville Terry Fox Run 2018
Shoal Harbour: Taking place at Riverside Elementary, Shoal Harbour. For sign-up information, visit the Facebook Page, for this event, hosted by the Random Runners Club.
Oct 12, 8-11 p.m.
2nd Annual Smith Sound Film Festival
Clarenville: The festival is back again this year at the Eastlink Events Threatre in Clarenville, this year featuring some locally produced content. Come out for a great night at the movies by supporting the Newfoundland Film Industry and as well the local foodbank. All proceeds from ticket sales go to help those in need. Presented by the Clarenville Heritage Society.
Tickets are $10 at the box office, or $12.50 purchased on-line at:
Oct 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9th Annual Fall Fair
Lethbridge: This is an event you will not want to miss. Over 90 vendors of crafts, knitting, pottery, woodcrafts, baked goods, and so much more. At Heritage Collegiate, Lethbridge.
Oct 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Random Island Academy Fall Fair
Random Island: Organized in part by the PBLLC Recreation Committee. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet each Monday and Friday night at the Roman Catholic Church basement, Clarenville, 7:30 p.m.; and Monday and Thursday at 8pm at the Eastern Health building on Coish Place, Clarenville. Your anonymity will be protected. For info, call Vivian 466-3389 or Bert 549-2736 or Mike 466-2269.
ROTARY CLUB OF CLAREVILLE
The Rotary Club of Clarenville meets Mondays at 12:15 at the Clarenville Inn. For further information contact Karen Bursey: 466-8033.
CLARENVILLE LIONS CLUB
The Clarenville Lions Club has 37 members. The club has a board of directors’ meeting on the second Monday and a dinner meeting on the fourth Monday of each month for general membership at the Lions Den on Legion Road. For more information or to get involved with the Clarenville Lions Club, call Lion Heather Paul at 466-1012 or via email: email@example.com
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Bonavista Area Cancer Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. at the CPUM fire hall in Catalina. Providing support for cancer survivors and their loved ones. For more information contact Joan at 469-2470 or Penny 469-2653.
TWIN TOWN 50+ CLUB
Twin Town 50 Plus Club card games are held each Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre, 51 Memorial Drive. All ages welcome. Regular monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at 2 p.m. For more information contact Gunter Kromm at 466-6121.
FRIENDSHIP & FUN
Every 2nd Tuesday from 8:15-9:45 pm at BAYNet come and join us for friendship and fun! If you are a young adult or know of others who feel a little isolated from social activities, this just may be what you are looking for. For more information please contact Shelley at 468-1044 or text at 647-283-5847 or call Eliza at 468-7812.
RUG HOOKING GROUP
We meet at the Bill Davis Chalet every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:00pm. For more information, contact Diane Hodder, 466-1496 or Hodder_Diane@hotmail.
DO YOU NEED SUPPORT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Tops #1624, Bonavista meets every Tuesday night at the College of the North Atlantic. Weigh-in is from 6:30 – 7:45. Meeting to follow. All are welcome.
DROP-IN SENIORS PROGRAM
GATHER - Bill Davis Chalet each Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m. Anyone aged 50 or over is welcome.
CLARENVILLE KIWANIS CLUB
The Kiwanis Club of Clarenville meets the second and last Tuesdays of every month at 8:30 p.m. at St. Jude Hotel. We are actively seeking new members. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time, from Clarenville to the Caribbean and beyond. www.kiwanis.org. Contact Stacey Sheppard for more info: 427-0167.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
A support group for cancer patients and their families meets at 5 Coish Place on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Karen Pritchett at 466-5763.
567 RANDOM Air Cadet SQUARDRON
The 567 Random Air Cadet Squadron meets each Wednesday night at the Clarenville High School Gym at 7 p.m. We welcome and encourage any new members who are 12 years or older. Come out and have fun meeting new people and learning a lot of cool things. For more information please contact Lloyd Wiseman at 427-4592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU NEED SUPPORT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Tops #5275, Clarenville meet every Wednesday night at the Clarenville library. Weigh in from 6-7 pm. Meeting to follow. All are welcome.
New Life Community Church now has a program just for first to fifth graders. Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m., to play games, hang out with friends and learn about the Big God Story! You can find us at 58i Manitoba Drive (below Rodways).
Dementia Support Group, 7:00 pm., every second Thursday at the Board Room, Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista. If you or someone you know are experiencing any form of dementia, please join us and bring a friend. For information or changes in the meeting schedule, please contact Bonnie Maidment at 468- 7066.
COLLECTING USED EYEGLASSES & HEARING AIDS
Clarenville Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses and used hearing aids at various locations in Clarenville. These Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids are refurbished and redistributed to people in need throughout the world.
The drop-off locations are: Clarenville Area Co-op; Cowan's Optical; Vogue Optical; East Coast Eye Care; O'Mahony Manor; Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital; Random Square Mall and Eastern Health.
SENIORS’ BUSING, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Clarenville Region Extended Seniors Transportation (CREST) system is a partnership between the Town of Clarenville and Random Age-Friendly Communities committed to providing appropriate and affordable transportation for people over 60, as well as for people confined to wheel chairs. Volunteers are needed to help provide this service. Contact John Metcalfe 466-7306, Larry Reid 466-2870, Lloyd Dalton 546-2448, or Leo Bonnell 466-2933, if you can commit a day a month to help.
Now open at 16 Matthews Lane, Musgravetown (small shed behind the house). For more information please call Clayton or Joyce: 467-1042.
WE WANT THINGS YOU DON’T
Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in our red drop boxes located at: Discovery Trails Sales & Service, Lethbridge; Midway Irving, Southern Bay; Canadian Tire and Sobeys, Clarenville; Foodland and Lions Club, Bonavista. For further details call – 1-800-505-5525
CLARENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS
Regular Hours: Mon. 9-12 p.m. and 1- 4:30 p.m.; Tues/Wed., 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thurs/Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Closed Sunday.
ARNOLD’S COVE PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS/EVENTS
Regular hours: Monday 6-9 p.m.; Tuesday 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday 6-9 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, please contact the library at 463-8707.
ALANON AND ALATEEN
Are you affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use? If so, Al-Anon can help. Call 1-888-455-2666 toll free or visit the website www.al-anonandalateen.nl.ca.
COPING WITH LOSS?
Have you or someone you know suffered the tragic loss of a loved one? A local support group meets 8 p.m., third Tuesday monthly at 310 Memorial Drive, Clarenville. For more information contact Blanche Wiseman-Miller at 466-7457.
UPDATING GRAVE REGISTRY (VETERANS)
The Royal Canadian Legion Bonavista Branch #7, are updating their grave registry of WW1 and WW11 Veterans; and would like to hear from anyone in the Bonavista/Elliston Area, who have veteran relatives buried in the area. Contact any Legion member with information.
MADD MEMBERS NEEDED
The Trinity Bay Chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) located in Clarenville, but covers the entire Trinity Bay area, is looking for new members. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about MADD, email: email@example.com or phone: 709-427-2068.
EPILEPSY NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
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