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Community Calendar With Sarah Burton

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The Community Calendar 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 packetcommunitynotes@gmail.com.

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 23 - DEC 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 FARM & MARKET CLARENVILLE
 A non-profit seasonal Farm and Market, featuring local produce, prepared food, handcrafted items, and entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday.
 OCT 11, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT INFO SESSION
Understanding the grieving process and what you can do to help yourself and others during times of grief. For more info, contact social worker Lana Park at 466 - 5779, email: lana.park@easternhealth.ca or Pastoral Care Clinician, Rev. Kevin Durdle, at 466 - 6356, email: revkevin.durdle@easternhealth.ca. This session is free and open to the public.
 OCT 11, 7:30 p.m.
 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR GORD WILTON
 A free-will offering will be accepted and all proceeds will be given to offset medical and travel expenses. Come out for a night of great entertainment and help support a worthy cause. Taking place at Anglican Christ Church, Bonavista.
 Oct 12, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 2nd Annual Smith Sound Film Festival
 The Smith Sound Film Festival returns to the EEC Theatre. There will be locally made content, and all proceeds go to the local food bank. Have a great night at the movies while supporting the Newfoundland Film Industry, and your community. Presented by the Clarenville Heritage Society. Tickets: $10, or $12.50 (purchased on-line). Visit www.eastlinkeventscentre.com
 Oct 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 9th Annual Fall Fair
 This is an event you will not want to miss. Over 90 vendors of crafts, knitting, pottery, woodcrafts, baked goods, and so much more. Taking place at Heritage Collegiate, Lethbridge.
 OCT 13, 2 p.m.
 ST. ALBANS FALL SALE
 Happening at G.B.S. Community Centre, Gooseberry Cove.
 OCT 14, 9 a.m.
 ‘IN THE SUN’ 5K RUN, WALK, OR RIDE
 The Sunnyside Recreation Committee is hosting its first charity run in support of a new playground. For more info, or to register, call the town office at 472 - 4506.
 OCT 14, 10:30 a.m.
 ROUND DA’ BAY WALK AND 10K FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Where: Round Da Bay Inn, Plate Cove West. Registration: $20 donation ($5 for a 5K Fun Walk. Funds go to local Mental Health and Addictions services. Donate/fundraise $20.00 or more and receive a free t-shirt. Organized by the Community Connections Committee. Forms available at the inn and at Therapy Works. E-mail garrykeough@hotmail.com.
 OCT 18, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 6TH ANNUAL SENIORS’ INFORMATION FAIR
 Hosted by the Random Age-Friendly Communities Board. Fair includes numerous vendors and two presentations on seniors’ services, plus book & puzzle exchange, lunch, entertainment, and prizes at the Clarenville Middle School. FREE ADMISSION. Seniors who register will receive a FREE tote bag. For more information or to register, contact Brenda at 466-2870.
 OCT 18, 8 p.m.
 SOUNDS OF THE 70s PART 2
 Join local favorites QuickDraw, with special guests Ches March, Leeland Wareham and Lori Wareham Mulrooney as they perform the second installment of this exciting concert series. Tickets: $22 until Oct. 1. $27 regular (tax included). Contact E.E.C. Box Office: 466-4105 ext. 222, or online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com.
OCT 19, 20; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 5TH ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE
 Taking place at Diamonds Point, Lethbridge. Recommended for ages 10 and over, depending on the child, as this is really dark and scary. Admission fee: $5.00. Hope to SCARE you there!
 Oct 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 Random Island Academy Fall Fair
 The Random Island Academy Fall Fair is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $3. More than 40 vendors. Canteen lunch and snacks available for purchase.
 OCT 20, 6 p.m.
 DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA DINNER & AUCTION
 Fly-in to the Royal Canadian Legion for an evening of fun and entertainment while helping conservation in NL! New raffles! Prizes! Win fishing/hunting/golf experiences! Ducks exclusive outdoor-themed merchandise and art! Tickets available from any of our volunteers or online at www.ducks.ca or call 709 - 427 - 3400 or 427 - 1175.
 OCT 26, 7:30 p.m.
 LOUISE MORRISEY
 Ticket Cost: $47 (including taxes and surcharges). Purchase tickets at the Eastlink Events Centre box office at 709-466-4105 ext. 222 or online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com.
 OCT 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 SPCA CHRISTMAS SALE
 Join us at the Clarenville Lions Den for one of the biggest Christmas shopping events of the year. All of our Christmas items will be for sale in one central location, with plenty of room to shop. All proceeds go to our shelter operations.
 OCT 27, 8 p.m.
 ABBA REVISITED
 ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship. This show is a MUST SEE! For tickets, contact the Eastlink Events Centre box office 709-466-4105 ext 222 or online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com. Tickets: $46.50 (taxes incl.). Tickets purchased online are subject to an extra $2.50 per tickets.
 OCT 27 - 28
 HAUNTED HOUSE FUNDRAISER FOR RANDOM EAST RECREATION
 Where: Hickman's Harbour Community Center. When: Saturday, October 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. (Age: Grade 7 and up). Sunday, October 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. (Age: child-friendly version) and 7 to 10 p.m. (Age: Grade 7 and up). Admission: $5.00 per person.
 OCT 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 CLARENVILLE WISHMAKER WALK
 The Clarenville Wishmaker Walk will be Halloween-themed. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and there will be "trick-or-treating" games and prizes. Email clarenvillechildrenswish@gmail.com to receive your pledge sheet. The child who raises the most money for The Children's Wish Foundation will win a special prize! You can also register online and raise funds at www.wishmaker.ca.
 NOV 3
 Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre Auxiliary's Fall Fair, Craft & Bake Sale
Saturday, Nov. 3, at Anglican Church Hall. More details to follow. To book a table (@$15.00) call Frances (468-7729 or Beverly (468-2827).
 NOV 5, 7:30 p.m.
 “A TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS” Featuring Ryan Cook
 Ryan Cook and company re-animate the sounds of Don Helms' haunting steel guitar, Jerry Rivers' fiddle arrangements, and the yodeling of the lovesick boy from Georgiana, Luke the Drifter himself: Hank Williams. Purchase tickets at the EEC box office at 709-466-4105 ext. 222 or online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com.
 NOV 17, 7 p.m.
 A NIGHT OF MUSIC FOR VICTORIA
 Come join us for an amazing night of music in memory of an amazing person, for an amazing cause. Happening at the Eastlink Events Centre, Clarenville.
NOV 25, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 SANTA CLAWS CHRISTMAS MARKET
 Hosted by Feral Felines, the Santa Claws Christmas Market takes place at the Clarenville Inn Banquet Room. Come out and visit a variety of artisan and craft vendors and get some of your Christmas Shopping Done. A2Z Photography will be on hand taking Christmas photos as well! (Full details TBA.)
 DEC 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 CHRISTMAS MARKET FUNDRAISER AT CMS
 Taking place at Clarenville Middle School. Admission is by donation at the door. All proceeds going to CMS Christmas wish tree. Over 50 vendors tables: $30 each. Tables are on first come, first paid basis. Refunds will be given until Nov 1, if you change your mind (to be refunded the day of the sale, only).
DEC 1, 8 p.m.
 OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CONCERT
 Lethbridge Recreation presents an Old Fashioned Christmas Concert. Taking place at the Lethbridge Fire Hall. Seating is limited. Tickets available for advance purchase starting November 1 by contacting member or calling 427-8056.
 DEC 15, 1 p.m.
 SANTA CLAUSE PARADE LETHBRIDGE
 Join us for the annual Christmas parade. Line up begins at 12:30 p.m. with parade starting at 1:00 p.m. from Young’s Industrial parking lot. Parade followed by lunch with Santa at the fire hall. Prizes for best floats in both commercial and residential categories.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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.

MONDAYS

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: heatherpaulnl@gmail.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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAYS

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 567randomsquadron@gmail.com.

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.

KIDZ PROGRAM

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).

THURSDAYS

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.

ETC.

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.

FLEA MARKET

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: maddtrinitybay@yahoo.ca or phone: 709-427-2068.

EPILEPSY NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

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