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Community Calendar: A one-stop shop for community events in your region

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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 kimberley.wiseman@thepacket.ca.
Deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Mondays, the week prior to the publication date.
And check out www.thepacket.ca each week to see more Community Calendar listings.
OCT. 16, 6 p.m.
POTLUCK THANKSGIVING SUPPER
Held at the United Church hall in Hickman’s Harbor. Tickets at the door. Includes grabs and sale table.
OCT. 16, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Oct. 17, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
SHINING A LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH
Joan MacLeod presents The Valley at the Eastlink Events Centre. The general community, as well as schools, are invited to see this amazing this piece of Canadian theatre and its treatment of these important issues. A talk back session will be held at the end of each performance at the Events Centre with relative professionals in attendance. Contact 709-425-0465, email at newcurtaintheatre@gmail.com, or visit www.newcurtaintheatre.wix.com/
OCT. 16, 11 a.m.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FEDERAL RETIREES LUNCHEON MEETING
Hosted by the National Association Federal Retirees 11 a.m. at the Clarenville Inn, lunch served at 12:15 p.m. All members retired from the Federal Public Service, Canadian Forces, RCMP and Federal Judges may attend. New members welcom. Guest speaker will be Dr. Suzanne Brake, BSW, MSW, PHD, Senior’s Advocate for NL.
OCT. 19, 9 a.m. – OCT. 20, 2 p.m.
A MURDER ON WOODY ISLAND: MURDER MYSTERY EVENT
A mystery game set on Woody Island., hosted by Woody Island Resort, in partnership with Morrigan Mystery Evenings. Every guest will be given a role to play and clues to share during a game that that will keep you guessing all evening. This trip is a 19+ event. For prices and more information stay tuned to our Facebook Page. To register call 1 (709) 364-3701 or Toll Free at 1 (800) 504-1066.
OCT. 19, 7 p.m.
JAMESTOWN COFFEE HOUSE
Jamestown coffee house is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Calling all musicians who have been on stage over the last 15 years to come and join us for a great celebration. Enjoy the music, have a chuckle or two and to check out the newly renovated building. Admission at the door. Lunch
available. Call 425-0233.
OCT. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
HERITAGE COLLEGIATE FALL FAIR
Hosted by Pine Things Wood Crafts, and held at Heritage Collegiate, 6 Heritage Pl., Lethbridge.
OCT. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
BAKE SALE
The 4th Clarenville Scouts Movement are having a bake sale at “Heritage Collegiate Fall Fair” as a fundraiser to take the scouts to the Atlantic Jamboree in July of 2020. Cakes, muffins, cookies, squares, preserves and gluten-free baked goods available.
OCT. 19 & 20
R.C. CHURCH FALL FUNDRAISER
Hosted at the church hall in Sweet Bay, there will be a variety sale with lots of homemade goodies on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m., and a bingo on Oct. 20 at 2 pm. and 7:30 p.m. card game. Everyone welcome.
OCT. 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
BLOOMFIELD-MUSGRAVETOWN FALL FAIR
Hosted by Bloomfield-Musgravetown Lions Club, food will be served all day.
OCT. 27, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN
Join the walk at Bill Davis Chalet/Rotary Trail and trick or treat through the trail. Starts 10 a.m., ages seven years and under; 1 p.m., ages eight years and older, the Scouts have worked hard to make the trail extra spooky. Collect a treat at pumpkins throughout the trail and join a skating party to follow 4 p.m. at the Eastlink Events Centre, helmet required. Free admission with a costume, prizes and refreshments. Bring your own pumpkin to Bill Davis Chalet at 6:30 p.m. and find everything needed to carve a masterpiece, with hot chocolate and Halloween cupcake decorating. Registration required for pumpkin carving, contact Stacy Sheppard at stacy.sheppard@clarenville.net to register or by calling Town Hall 466-7937.
OCT. 30, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a blood donor clinic at Discovery Collegiate, Bonavista. There are 96 appointments to fill. Bonavista residents are asked to book their appointments today by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca.
NOV. 1 – 3
BURIN PENINSULA ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
Held in Marystown, the craft fair will feature homemade items, baked goods, music, workshops and more. Contact 709-279-1846, or email bpartscouncil@gmail.com.
NOV. 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
RANDOM ISLAND ACADEMY FALL FAIR
Hosted by Random Island Academy Home & School Association. To become a vendor, please email Tara at riafallfair@outlook.com.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Meeting each Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Eastern Health building on Coish Place, Clarenville. Contact Vivian 466-3389 or Bert 549-2736. Also meeting each Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Church on Trinity Place. Contact Mike 466- 2269. Your anonymity will be protected.
MONDAYS
CLARENVILLE LIONS CLUB
Meets second and fourth Monday of each month at the Lions Den on Legion Road. Call Lion Heather Paul at 427-0702, email: recruitment.clarenvillelions@gmail.com, or check out their Facebook page facebook.com/clarenvillelionsclub.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Bonavista Area Cancer Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 7:30-9 p.m. at the CPUM fire hall in Catalina. Providing support for cancer survivors and their loved ones. Contact Joan at 469-2470 or Penny at 477-2125.
TWIN TOWN 50+ CLUB
Twin Town 50 Plus Club meets first Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m., and card games every Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., at the Seniors’ Centre, 51 Memorial Drive. Contact Gunter Kromm at 466-6121.
TUESDAY
BONAVISTA YOUNG ADULT FRIENDSHIP & FUN
Meets every second Tuesday from 8:15-9:45 p.m. at BAYNet. 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. Contact Shelley at 468-1044 or text at 647-283-5847 or call Eliza at 468-7812.
RUG HOOKING GROUP
Meets at the Bill Davis Chalet every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30-4 pm. 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 6:45-7:45 p.m.. 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.
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. Contact Karen Pritchett at 466-5763.
WEDNESDAYS
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
For first to fifth graders, held 6-7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday of every month at New Life Community Church, 58i Manitoba Drive (below Rodways). Play games, hang out with friends and learn about the Big God Story.
THURSDAYS
VICTORY DROP-IN CENTER
Held every Thursday at College of the North Atlantic, Victory is an evening drop-in center where participants are provided access to experts in the Mental Health field. There are social activities as well. Check out our Facebook page VictoryClarenville for a calendar of weekly activities.
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. 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 Leo Bonnell 466-2933 or Larry Reid 466-2870 if you can commit a day a month to help.
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. Call 1-800-505-5525.
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. Contact Blanche Wiseman-Miller at 466-7457.
MADD MEMBERS NEEDED
The Trinity Bay Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) located in Clarenville, but covers the entire Trinity Bay area, is looking for new members. To join or for information about MADD, email: maddtrinitybay@yahoo.ca or phone: 709-427-2068.
EPILEPSY NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Staring, mumbling and walking about confused, can it still be a seizure if you don’t fall and shake? Find out. Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador is giving away free information packs stuffed with information and goodies on epilepsy and seizures. To receive yours, call 722-0502 or
toll free at 1-866-EPILEPSY (1-866-374-5377), or by email at info@epilepsynl.com.
CLARENVILLE AREA RECREATION ASSOCIATION DROP-IN CURLING

CARA Drop-In Curling is back for another season at the EEC beginning Oct. 3. All experience levels are welcome every Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. for non-competitive curling. First session is free. Great team-building activity with coworkers; opportunities also available for schools to book a group session before or after the drop-in time.

Check out your local library
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.

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