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Community Calendar with Sarah Burton

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Use our Community Calendar to help plan your December!

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.

UNTIL DEC. 15, 10 a.m.-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.-3 p.m. every Saturday.
DEC. 6, 7 p.m.
ANNUAL HEIDI DUNN MEMORIAL DESERT CAFÉ
The second annual Heidi Dunn Memorial Dessert Café will take place at Discovery Collegiate, Bonavista. Tickets cost $12 each and can be purchased at the main office of the school.
DEC. 7, 8 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CAKE BINGO
Hosted by the Random Lions Club, Elliott’s Cove. Doors open at 7 p.m. Lots of great prizes and a food hamper jackpot. Please note, adults only.
DEC. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR
Taking place at the Little Catalina Town Hall, with canteen service available throughout the day. Come visit us for some great Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your list. We’ll be accepting donations of children’s stocking items to go towards the Girl Guides Stuff-a-Stocking event.
DEC. 8, 10 a.m.
CLARENVILLE LION’S SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Parade will begin at Cormack Drive and proceed along Memorial Drive to the end of the Shoal Harbour Causeway. To enter a float, decorated vehicle, etc. contact Brian Felker at 433-2527 or Jennifer Smith at 427-7896.
DEC. 8, 11 a.m.
LUNCH WITH SANTA
Bring your children to have lunch with Santa at the Random Lion’s Club, Elliott’s Cove. It promises to be a fun time!
DEC. 8, 2:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA & BAKE SALE
Shoal Harbour UCW is having a Christmas afternoon tea and bake sale at the Church Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Come and bring a friend. Admission at the door.
DEC. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
SKATE WITH SANTA & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Join the Town of Clarenville at the Eastlink Events Centre for the annual Skate with Santa and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Free skating with Santa from 4:30-5:20 p.m. All skaters must wear a helmet. Caroling led by the Salvation Army Band and Tree Lighting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. outside the facility.
DEC. 10, 8 p.m.
A TIME IN THE OLD HALL
A Christmas variety concert at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, with songs and recitations by Sherman Downey and From Stage to Stage. For ticket information, call box office at 468-5777.
DEC. 11, 7:30 p.m.
GOLDEN HEIGHTS MANOR TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
The Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre Auxiliary will light up the Tree of Memories in the lobby of Golden Heights Manor. Bulbs can be purchased in memory of loved ones at the manor (near the elevator) from 2-4 p.m. until Dec. 9. They will also be accepting donations.
DEC. 11, 8 p.m.
A KENNY AND DOLLY CHRISTMAS
Sheila Williams and Don Brenton are back as Kenny and Dolly, and they are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. Taking place at the Eastlink Events Centre, Clarenville. Tickets $44.50, tax included. Visit www.eastlinkeventscentre.com for more information.
DEC. 12, 7-8:15 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT YOGA FLOW
Join us for Christmas Candlelight yoga. Bring a friend and treat yourself to a relaxing night. Admission is $15 as a fundraiser for Farm & Market Clarenville. We look forward to seeing you there. Email money transfers can be made to linda.ivany@outlook.com.
DEC. 15, 8:30-10 a.m.
BUFFET BREAKFAST
The Men’s Fellowship of the St. Mary’s Anglican Church (Memorial Drive, Clarenville) is having an “All you can eat” buffet breakfast. Admission at the door. All are welcome for good food and fellowship.
DEC. 15, 11 a.m.
SANTA CLAUS PARADE RANDOM ISLAND EAST
Route departs Random Island Academy, turns around at Charlie Martin’s Store, Hickman’s Harbour and travels to Petley Marina. Then returns to Random Island Academy for soup/sandwich lunch. Line up for floats/vehicles at 10:30 a.m.
DEC. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
HANDMADE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Hosted by Farm & Market Clarenville, on its last day of the season, this will be a day of fun for everyone. There will be a Santa visit, Christmas carols, holiday shopping, and a chance at winning the Santa Bag. Donations will be collected for the food bank. Support local.
DEC. 15, 1 p.m.
SANTA CLAUS PARADE LETHBRIDGE
Join us for the annual Christmas parade. Line up begins at 12:30 p.m. with parade starting at 1 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.
DEC. 16, 6-8 p.m.
A NIGHT OF CHRISTMAS SINGING
Come out and hear some songs of the season, both old and new. All are welcome. Hosted by Calvary Pentecostal Church, Clarenville.
DEC. 22, 8 p.m.
CHRISTMAS IN THE HARBOUR
Hosted by Memorial United Church, Bonavista, this concert features artists Harvey Mouland, Keith Elliott, Kent Short, and Steve Abbott. Tickets are $10 and available at Bonavista Convenience, Bonavista Foodland, Bonavista Pharmacy, J.T. Swyers Co. Ltd., and Port Rexton Foodex. Proceeds going to Memorial United Church. For information, call church office at 468-2074.
DEC. 24, 7 p.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE AT CALVARY
Join us at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Clarenville on Tuesday, Dec. 24 for an hour-long service to reflect on Jesus’ birth and why He came. People of all ages and religious backgrounds are welcome to come worship and hear the story of Christmas.
JAN. 1, 7-8 p.m.
NEW YEARS DAY FIREWORKS CLARENVILLE
Join the Town of Clarenville at Elizabeth Swan Park and help us ‘ring in the new year!’ There will be campfires and complimentary hot chocolate, plus wieners and marshmallows for roasting. Fireworks display will commence at 8 p.m.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Meet each Monday and Friday night at the Roman Catholic Church basement, Clarenville, 7:30 p.m.; and Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Eastern Health building on Coish Place, Clarenville. Your anonymity will be protected. For information 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 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 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 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 information contact Gunter Kromm at 466-6121.

TUESDAY

FRIENDSHIP & FUN

Every second Tuesday from 8:15-9:45 p.m. 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 information 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 1:30-4 pm. For 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 information 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 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 information 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 p.m., 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, contact Bonnie Maidment at 468-7066.

ETC.

COLLECTING USED EYEGLASSES AND 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 wheelchairs. 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 information 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 information 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 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 First World War and Second World War 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 information about MADD, email: maddtrinitybay@yahoo.ca or phone: 709-427-2068.

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