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Community Calendar - September to October

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.

SEPT. 14, 8 a.m.
3RD ANNUAL WALK A MILE IN HIS SHOES
Join the 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in his Shoes, in memory of Cpl Trevor O’Keefe, to raise awareness of PTSD/Mental Illness. Walk starts at Eastlink Event Centre Clarenville, NL at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. 
SEPT. 16 – 22
SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – “OCEAN PLASTICS AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE ECOSYSTEM"
The Ocean Science Centre (OSC) of Memorial University is partnering with Champney’s West Aquarium. We have invited schools from throughout the region to register their class to attend activities this fall. There will also be events for the general public. Free admission.
SEPT. 20
THE CULTURAL HOUSE
Come see Carolina East at The Cultural House, 149 Trinity Drive, George’s Brook-Milton. For more information, call 466-4488.
SEPT. 20 – 21
ROOTS, RANTS AND ROARS FESTIVAL
Held in Elliston, this festival is a regional celebration of the natural gifts of Newfoundland and Labrador, featuring food prepared by acclaimed provincial chefs, enjoyed in the great outdoors. Call 709-468-7080, or email info@rootsrantsandroars.ca.
SEPT. 27 – 29
PORT BLANDFORD APPLEFEST!
The Port Blandford AppleFest! is a new fall festival that celebrates all things apple. The festival includes family activities at the municipal park, a dinner theatre, car show, pig roast, outdoor concert, and of course, apples. Please follow the Town’s Facebook page (The Town of Port Blandford “Official”), Twitter account (@TownofPB) and website (Portblandford.com/applefest/) for the latest updates.
SEPT. 29
THE CULTURAL HOUSE
Come see Conway at The Cultural House, 149 Trinity Drive, George’s Brook-Milton. Call 466-4488.
SEPT. 29, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA – THE ORIGINAL EAGLES TRIBUTE
Hosted by the Eastlink Events Centre, Clarenville. This event celebrates the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet. Purchase tickets online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com or call 709-466-4105 ext. 222.
OCT. 6 – 11
COME ALL YE
Port Rexton will be hosting five days of singing, hiking, yoga, and more. For more information call 709-738-6013, or email info@growingthevoicesfestival500.com
OCT. 11
THE CULTURAL HOUSE
Come see BS Entertainment (music of Willie Nelson) at The Cultural House, 149 Trinity Drive, George’s Brook-Milton. Call 466-4488.
OCT. 19, 9 a.m. – OCT. 20, 2 p.m.
A MURDER ON WOODY ISLAND: MURDER MYSTERY EVENT
A new mystery game, hosted by Woody Island Resort, in partnership with Morrigan Mystery Evenings, set right here on Woody Island. 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. Those interested in registering for this weekend of fun, call 1 (709) 364-3701 or Toll Free at 1 (800) 504-1066.
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. For more information call 709-279-1846, or email bpartscouncil@gmail.com.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Meeting each Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Eastern Health building on Coish Place, Clarenville. Call 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. Call 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. Coontact 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. 
TUESDAYS
BONAVISTA YOUNG ADULT 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. 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 p.m. For information, contact Diane Hodder, 466-1496 or Hodder_Diane@hotmail.com
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. 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 p.m. 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. Located at at 58i Manitoba Drive (below Rodways). 
THURSDAYS
VICTORY DROP-IN CENTER
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 our 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. 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 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. For further details 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. If you are interested in joining or would like 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, get in touch with us at 722-0502 or toll free at 1-866-EPILEPSY (1-866-374-5377), or by email at info@epilepsynl.com.

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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