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 email@example.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.
JAN. 26, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
ELIZABETH SWAN MEMORIAL SYNCHRONIZED SKATING COMPETITION
Hosted by the Flying Blades Skating Club, this annual event provides synchronized skating teams the opportunity to “tweak” programs for the upcoming season. It is very exciting as many teams unveil new programs. The Eastlink Events Centre will see 47 teams with over 600 skaters, coaches, team managers and chaperones representing 10 clubs.
JAN. 26, 1:30-3 p.m.
FAMILY FORT NIGHT
Use lightweight tablecloths or sheets to build a fort anywhere in the library; then read, play a game and have a little snack. You bring your tablecloths, flashlight, and PJs (optional). We’ll provide the rest. To register your family for this free event, please call the library at 466-7634.
JAN. 26, 2-4 p.m.
FAMILY FUN DAY
All Saints Bonavista is hosting a family fun day at Catalina Elementary School. All ages are welcome. Come out and enjoy games, activities, food, and prizes.
FEB. 5-6, 7 p.m.
ANNUAL OLD FASHIONED VARIETY CONCERT
Join us for a fun night that will include great musical talent, skits and lots of laughs! Presented by Anglican Christ Church and taking place at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting the box office at 468-5777.
The organizing committee is busy planning what promises to be another fantastic winter carnival with plenty of new ideas/events. See our Facebook event page for more details.
FEB. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Gingerbread Love Shack Decorating
Decorate a love shack for Valentine’s Day and support the Clarenville Public Library. Tickets: $15 per gingerbread kit (18 available). We’ll provide the nut-free, pre-assembled gingerbread house, candy, and icing. You bring the love and inspiration! Tickets can be purchased at the Clarenville Public Library. All ages are welcome.
FEB. 9, 9 p.m.
Taking place at the Clarenville Legion, this fundraiser is in support of Eastern NL Dragon Boat Club. Cash Bar available and door prizes to be won. Music by Trigger Finger.
LETHBRIDGE WINTER CARNIVAL WEEKEND
Various fun activities to take place. See Facebook event page for more details. Hosted by Lethbridge Recreation Committee.
FEB. 18, 8 p.m.
At the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, this is a night of comedy you won’t want to miss. After 30 seasons, Revue continues to fill the provinces Arts and Culture Centres and beyond. For ticket information, contact the Garrick Theatre box office at 468-5777.
FEB. 20-22, 8 p.m.
At the Eastlink Events Centre, Clarenville, this is a night of comedy you won’t want to miss. After 30 seasons, Revue continues to fill the provinces Arts and Culture Centres and beyond. For ticket information, contact the E.E.C. box office at 466-4105.
MARCH 8, 12 p.m.
CLARENVILLE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCHEON
Save the date! Once again, Clarenville is hosting a lunch celebration for International Women's Day! Bring your friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours for a lovely lunch (hot turkey) and learn more about what women are doing in Clarenville and beyond. Taking place at the Clarenville Lions Club.
MARCH 11, 8 p.m.
ALL REVVED UP: A TRIBUTE TO MEATLOAF
All of your favourite Meatloaf classics; Bat Out Of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, and more! After a sell-out double standing ovation in St. John’s, we guarantee to have you on your feet! Tickets: $44.50 (tax included). Visit www.eastlinkeventscentre.com or call 466-4105.
MARCH 3, 1-4 p.m.
COMMUNITY BOIL UP
Random West Recreation is hosting a winter boil up on Roger’s Road/Brickyard. Participants are asked to meet at Whalen’s Road at 1 p.m. Feel free to bring anything you want for the boil up, however, snacks will be provided. Dress appropriately and if the weather cooperates, snowshoes are encouraged.
MARCH 15, 8 p.m.
THE MASTERLESS MEN ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL
Live in concert at the Eastlink Events Centre, Clarenville. Tickets are $42 (tax included) and can be purchased by calling the box office at 466-4105. Or, purchase tickets online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 709-427-2068.
EPILEPSY NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
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