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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 as space allows, as well as and online each week. The deadline is Mondays the week prior to the edition of the paper in which your listing will run.

Zombie Walk 2018 took place on Saturday, Oct. 27. Zombies assembled at Goodyear Avenue Field and creeped towards The Classic Theatre on High Street where there was a free movie. There was a performance by Lesley Oake School of Dance dancers. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations were collected for the Community Food Bank.
Zombie Walk 2018 took place on Saturday, Oct. 27. Zombies assembled at Goodyear Avenue Field and creeped towards The Classic Theatre on High Street where there was a free movie. There was a performance by Lesley Oake School of Dance dancers. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations were collected for the Community Food Bank.

 

ONGOING

CHASE THE ACE

Gander - Every Saturday at the Elks Lodge #310 Gander.  Join us for Chase the Ace! Jackpot over $3,500 and growing. Join us from 1-3 p.m. at 9 Caldwell Street, Gander. 

T.U.F.F. FOR MOMS AND TOTS

Grand Falls-Windsor – T.U.F.F (Together Uniting Families Forever) for Moms and Tots takes place Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. at Evangel Pentecostal Church. This program, for children aged 0-5 includes an activity and snack. The schedule for 2018 includes: Nov. 14, Old McDonald; Nov. 21 Fall Sun Catcher (please have some fun collecting leaves to bring in for this craft); Nov. 28, Christmas craft; Dec. 5, Christmas Party; and Dec. 12, Christmas caroling (more details to follow).

SNOW ANGELS
Grand Falls-Windsor - A community interest group that creates awareness about seniors and people with disabilities who can’t shovel their snow by encouraging people to nominate snow angels for draw prizes supported by business, community organization, and personal individuals. @gfwsnowangel2018

NOV. 8

KNITTERS’ CIRCLE

Lewisporte - Lewisporte Memorial Public Library will be hosting a Knitters' Circle from 2-3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting project, exchange ideas and see what your library has to offer. Coffee and tea will be provided.  "I have found that the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." — Laura Bush

NOV. 8

COMMUNITY CANNABIS AWARENESS SESSION

BOTWOOD - Community Cannabis Awareness Session presented by Angela Seaward, Addictions Counsellor with Central Health, at the Botwood Kinsmen Public Library at 7 p.m. This presentation will provide an overview of cannabis use for recreational and medical purposes, including information on what cannabis is, effects of cannabis, current uses of medical cannabis, and risks and harms associated with cannabis use. Registration is required for this session.​ Please call 257-2091 or drop into the library to register.

On Oct. 22, colleagues from Dominion stores across Newfoundland and Labrador gifted $86,307 to the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Customers and colleagues at the Gander Dominion store contributed almost $6,000 of this total, through the “Give a Little, Help a Lot” in-store campaign earlier this year.
On Oct. 22, colleagues from Dominion stores across Newfoundland and Labrador gifted $86,307 to the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Customers and colleagues at the Gander Dominion store contributed almost $6,000 of this total, through the “Give a Little, Help a Lot” in-store campaign earlier this year.

NOV. 10

CARD GAME

Gander - RCW Gander will hold a card game at 8 p.m. at the McCarthy Centre. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

NOV. 10

CHRISTMAS IN THE CASA

Grand Falls-Windsor - Christmas in the Casa Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Windsor Pentecostal Church. There will be crafts, preserves, jewelry, knitted products, etc. There will also be a luncheon served.  All proceeds go to the Possibilities House for Children in Linares, Mexico.

NOV. 10

VICTORY BALL

Botwood - The Royal Canadian Legion in Botwood will be hosting a dance to celebrate and remember the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. Music by the local band Recall. They will be playing First World War songs from 8-9 p.m. followed by an evening of dancing. Tickets are available at the Legion in Botwood or at Imperial Variety, Botwood. Tickets are $10 each advance and $15 at the door. There will be prizes and snacks. Dress is casual. Come out and support your Legion and remember our Veterans.

NOV. 11

RINGING OF THE BELLS CEREMONY

On Sunday Nov. 11, in addition to the morning Remembrance Day ceremony at the 11th hour of the 11th day, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Botwood invites everyone to also celebrate and recognize those who sacrificed so much for us at a short sunset ceremony at the cenotaph on Water Street in Botwood at 4:35 p.m. Some local churches will ring bells at their churches to recognize this historic day, everyone is cordially invited to attend at the Memorial Grounds for this ringing of the bells ceremony. This is a Legion national project and Newfoundland and Labrador get to be the first to participate in this event on Nov. 11 at sunset.

NOV. 11

REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY

Botwood - Join members of the Royal Canadian Legion and many local service clubs and government representatives for the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies at the Memorial Grounds and Cenotaph in Botwood. The event will commence at 10:50 a.m. with a moment of silence honouring our fallen at 11 a.m.

NOV. 15

COMMUNITY FAIR

Grand Falls-Windsor - Connector NL Community Fair is a free event for the public to learn about volunteering and community activities. It takes place 6 p.m. at the Mount Peyton Resort and Conference Centre. We hope to have a variety of volunteer organizations, sports groups, and service clubs present so you can learn about all the opportunities in Grand Falls-Windsor. This event is free to attend and you'll receive a door prize ballot just for attending. If you are a community group that would like to have a table at the fair, please contact Ashley at averge@connectornl.ca.

NOV. 15

OFFICIAL OPENING OF HAPPY TREE/CHEER KETTLES

Springdale - The Salvation Army, Springdale official opening of the Christmas Happy Tree and the launching of the Christmas Cheer Kettles will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 156 Little Bay Road, at 7 p.m. Bring along a gift to put under the Happy Tree and make child smile this Christmas. Refreshments will be served following the opening and all are welcome.

NOV. 17

APPLETON CHRISTMAS MARKET

Appleton – Come out to the Town of Appleton between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and enjoy a large selection of vendors for our fourth annual Christmas market. There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list.

NOV. 17

FALL SALE AND MORNING COFFEE

Grand Falls-Windsor - Memorial United Church, Church Road, Grand Falls Windsor, will be holding a Fall Sale and Morning Coffee on starting at 10 a.m.

NOV. 17

FALL FAIR

Bishop’s Falls – There will be a fall fair at Leo Burke Academy (LBA) on Nov. 17 from 12 noon-4 p.m.  Vendors can call the school at 258-6337 to book a table. Tables are $20. This is a fundraiser for LBA graduates.

NOV. 17

ARTISAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Grand Falls-Windsor – Handcrafted vendors are wanted for an artisan Christmas craft fair Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Corduroy Brook Nature Centre. Email info@corduroybrook.com or call 489-3900.

NOV. 17

TEA AND SALE

Bishop’s Falls – St. Andrew’s Anglican Church will be hosting their annual Fall Sale and Tea beginning at 11 a.m., admission $3.

NOV. 16-18

90th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Botwood - Jubilee Pentecostal Church is celebrating a 90th Anniversary in 2018. The year of celebration began in April. A full weekend of celebration is planned for Nov. 16-18 in Botwood with special guests, speakers, gospel concert and a Rock Memorial event on Saturday evening. For more information, call the church office at 257-2762.

NOV. 20

FALL SALE AND TEA

Springdale - Grace United Church Women Annual Fall Sale and Tea at Clarke Memorial Hall (church basement) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 each.

NOV. 20

NATIONAL CHILD DAY

Grand Falls-Windsor – On Tuesday, Nov. 20, National Child Day, the mayor will give a guided tour of the Town Hall at 10 a.m. ending with a flag raising. Afterwards all families are invited to Common Grounds for some free treats. Sponsored by Violence Prevention South and Central. Admission is free and all are welcome.

NOV. 21

RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION of NL CENTEAL DIVISION MEETING

Central - The Retired Teachers' Association of NL (Central Division) will hold its next meeting on 11 a.m. at Quality Inn & Suites, Gander. The annual auction will take place in the morning. During the afternoon there will be a birthday celebration for a member. Anyone planning to attend the afternoon session, please call 256-4617; 535-2569; 489-2929 or e-mail donaldcarter@nf.sympatico.ca

NOV. 24

CARD GAME

Gander - St. Joseph's RCW will hold a card game at 8 p.m. at the McCarthy Centre. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

NOV. 24

FALL SALE

Grand Falls-Windsor - Holy Trinity ACW will be holding their Annual Fall Sale at 10 a.m. in the EM Bishop hall, Holy Trinity church, Beaumont Ave. $4 admission.

NOV. 24

CHRISTMAS MADNESS CRAFT FAIR

Gander – Christmas Madness Craft Fair in air of Raising the Roof project for the kids in Africa will take place 9 a.m-4 p.m. at St. Martin’s Hall, 34 Fraser Road. There are over 35 vendors with a wide range of products and children’s activities. Santa will be available for pictures from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Bring your own camera to take pictures. There will also be pony rides outside all day for children. $2 admission for adults.

NOV. 24

ENACTUS FALL FAIR

Grand Falls-Windsor – Enactus Fall Fair will take place Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the College of the North Atlantic Campus, 5 Cromer Avenue. Local vendors offering crafts, baked goods, skincare products, jewelry and more. Admission by donation.

NOV. 26

A CHRISTMAS TIME WITH THE ENNIS SISTERS

Gander - St. Joseph's Parish Gander will once again host A Christmas Time with the Ennis Sisters at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased at St. Joseph's McCarthy Centre, 10 Bishop Street or on line at stjosephsparish@nf.aibn.com with an e-transfer. For further information call 256-3151.

NOV. 28

CANTUS SILVA CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Grand Falls-Windsor - Cantus Silva GFW Women's Choir first annual Christmas Concert will take place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 7:30 p.m. Will feature Justin Poirier, Madison Braye and Michael Snelgrove. $15 admission. For tickets contact Michael Snelgrove at snelly38@hotmail.com, any choir member, or at the door.

DEC. 6

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Children’s Wish Foundation Christmas Carol Service will take place at St. Alban's Anglican Church. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

DEC. 15

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Grand Falls-Windsor - Santa's Last Stop Shop- Christmas Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Alban's Anglican Church, 13 Masters Avenue. All proceeds from table sales will go to support St. Alban's Anglican Church.

EVERY WEEK

WEDNESDAY

Botwood - Story time program at the Botwood Kinsmen Public Library for children aged 0-5, every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. To register your child, drop by or call the library at 257-2091.

Gander – Gander Public Library pre-school story time every Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. for ages three to five.

Botwood - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Chase the Ace. Tickets are three for $5, and there’s a nightly 50/50 draw. Tickets sold 7-8:45 p.m. with the draw at 9 p.m.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Pre-school story time program for children aged 3-5 starts 10:30 a.m. at the Harmsworth Public Library. To register your child, drop by or call the library: 489-2303.

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Diabetes Education Clinic offers a drop-in service 1-4 p.m. Have your blood sugar, blood pressure and weight checked. Bring your diabetes-related questions to the nurse and dietitian. No appointment necessary.

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Exploits 50+ Club, Edwards Place, holds a public card game at 8 p.m. Admission is $4.

THURSDAY

Buchans – Preschool story time at the Buchans Public Library 2:30 p.m.

Grand Falls-Windsor - Grand Falls-Windsor Volunteer Fire Department T.V. Bingo every Thursday evening at 6:30 on Rogers Cable 9. Cards are can be picked up at a convenience store near you in Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishops Falls and Botwood. Support your local Fire Department.

Gander - The Gander Seniors 50+ Club Inc. regular card games every Thursday at 8 p.m. and regular afternoon bingo at 2 p.m. Both events are open to members as well as the general public.

Grand Falls-Windsor - If you’re looking for a great organization that helps both locally and internationally, consider the Rotary Club. Find a friendly Rotarian and ask them about joining. Meets every Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Mount Peyton Hotel.

Exploits Valley - The Central Nfld Antique Auto Club meets every third Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ibex Fuels on Hardy Avenue or the Creed Club in Botwood. For more info, contact Bruce Critch at 257-3360. Check out their website at www.cnaac.ca. Having a antique auto is not mandatory.

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Seniors Friendly 50-Plus Club at 50 Main St., Grand Falls-Windsor holds card games Thursday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.

Exploits Valley - River Gold Fundraising is a community fundraiser in partnership with three local service organizations: Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, Exploits Valley SPCA, and Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society. An event each week with the deadline for playing being closing time on Wednesdays at store locations. Draw is every Thursday at the Royal Bank in the Exploits Valley Mall at approximately 7:30 pm to http://rivergold.ca/rg/.

Gander - YQX Quilters' Guild meets the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the J.R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre. New members welcome.

FRIDAY

Grand Falls-Windsor – Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Queen Street Chase The Ace, 6-8 p.m. with the draw shortly after 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. There is a 50-50 draw as well at $1 a ticket.

Grand Falls-Windsor - Exploits Valley Community Coalition Car Seat Clinics held the last Friday of every month at the Family Resource Site (Family Moments) in Grand Falls-Windsor. Trained Child Restraint technicians will teach you how to install your car seat, and instruct you on the proper safety installation recommendations of your child’s restraint system. Call 489-3296 to book an appointment.

SATURDAY

Gander - Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Every Saturday, 2 p.m. Bible Study; 3 p.m. Worship Service

Grand Falls-Windsor – The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor Farmers Market takes place every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 14 High Street.

SUNDAY

Exploits Valley - Exploits Aboriginal Community Group (EACG) hosts Bernie's Puktew every second Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. This is a youth group and is led by the interests of the youth in the community. Activities are centered around the Mik'maq culture and include drumming, songs, talking circle, traditional crafts and cultural teachings. Any family in the community interested in learning more about the Mik'maq culture or just want to celebrate and honour these traditions are welcome. Next meeting is Oct. 28. For more information email eacggfw@gmail.com.

Grand Falls-Windsor - Chase the Ace lottery is held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall every Sunday from 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Gander - Gander Care and Share Group (651-2001). Meets Sunday, Tuesday and Friday 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. at Fraser Road United Church (side entrance). All meetings are closed except for the last Sunday of each month. This last Sunday is an open meeting meaning family and friends are welcome.

Gander - The Hooking Matters meet the first and third Sundays, 1:30-4 p.m., at the Arts and Culture Center. For info call 256-3578.

Gander - Regular Sunday meetings of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Gander Senior Citizens Center. For more info call 422-1437 or 683-7361.

MONDAY

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Exploits Valley 50+ Club, Edwards Place public bridge game takes place every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. Admission $4. Everyone welcome.

Exploits Valley - Exploits Disability Association help people with disabilities and other who cannot help themselves. Meetings take place on the first Monday of every month at the Corduroy Brook Enhancement building on 2 Conservation Place, Grand Falls-Windsor.

Grand Falls-Windsor - New teams of five (male) players or individual (male) players may register for the Monday Nite Men’s Bowling League at Exploits Lanes by calling 489-2717. The league will start their 2018-2019 season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Gander - An invitation to join an enthusiastic group of ladies, learn new things, attend interesting talks and demonstrations, and have lots of fun. Gander Women’s Institute meet the first Monday of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email ganderwi@gmail.com.

Gander - Looking for fun and friendship? Come out to Fraser Road United Church Hall on Monday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. Parents ‘n’ tots is a great time to meet other parents and make new friends.

TUESDAY

Gander – Tiny Tots at the Gander Public Library takes place beginning at 2 p.m. every Tuesday. Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and sensory activities to help stimulate your child.

Exploits Valley - Central Cancer Survivors Choir practice 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at Memorial United Church in Grand Falls-Windsor. If you are a cancer survivor and enjoy singing, laughter, fellowship and the support of others who have had a diagnosis of cancer, please join us.

Grand Falls-Windsor - St. Vincent De Paul Shop at St. Joseph’s Parish open every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Toastmasters is an organization focused on professional and personal development. We work together to bring out the best in each of us. Meetings held every second and fourth Tuesday from September to May at the College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor. For information please contact us at Toastmastersgfw@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GFWToastmasters.

MISCELLANEOUS

ARTIST’ WALL

Lewisporte - Lewisporte Memorial Public Library is currently displaying the photographic work of Scott Lilley on the Artists' Wall. Drop in to see these amazing photos.

HOMES HELPING HOMES  

Grand Falls-Windsor - Homes Helping Homes is looking for donations of good, used furniture or household goods to be given to people in need in our community. Specifically need beds, cloths, towels, and bedding. Call 486-5353 to arrange pick up.

DONATE OLD CLOTHES

Central – We want the things you don’t. Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the

Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline®. Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to Diabetes Canada’s reusable goods donation program. Drop your bagged items in the red drop boxes located at: Home Hardware in Lewisporte; Home Hardware and Dominion in Gander; Robie’s Wedges in Gambo; Home Hardware, Riverside Convenience in Grand Falls-Windsor; Wishes Flowers & Gifts in Bishop’s Falls; and Herm’s Variety in Botwood and surrounding areas. Call 1-800-505-5525 or visit declutter.diabetes.ca for more information.

FAMILY RESOURCES

Exploits Valley - Exploits Valley Community Coalition offers Family Resource Centre Programs, Healthy Baby Clubs, Car Seat Installation Support, Parenting Programs, Community Development initiatives and licensed preschool. Our mission: People Supporting People, Strengthening Communities Today, for Tomorrow. For more information contact 489-3296 or find us on Facebook @evccnl.

CRIME STOPPERS

Exploits Valley - The Exploits Valley Crime Stoppers Branch is looking for new members. They meet once a month for approximately an hour and participate in three to four fundraisers a year that would require minimal volunteer time. Please consider joining our team to help keep crime off our streets. Contact Loriann Leyte-Peddle at 489-2704.

DRUNK DRIVER ALERT

Gander - The Drunk Driver Alert Program encourages people to report known or suspected drunk drivers in time to avert needless injury or death. Anyone who suspects a driver may be impaired is asked to call the RCMP immediately at 256-6841, giving their location and a description of the suspect vehicle, including make, model, colour and license number, if possible, as well as the direction of travel and a description of the driver. The caller need not leave his or her name.

STATUS OF WOMEN

Gander - Gander Status of Women is located on 61 Elizabeth Drive is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop in or give us a call 1-866-442-4445 or 256-4395.

MADD

Gander – Gander and Area MADD, MADD Canada (Mothers against Drunk Driving) is a national charitable organization with chapters across the country, including one in Gander. MADD volunteers include not only mothers but fathers, friends, concerned citizens and young people who want to make a difference in the fight against impaired driving.  Get involved by emailing Gander and Area MADD at maddgander@gmail.com

BROADENING HORIZONS

Gander - Broadening Horizons is a non-profit organization offering programs to adults with intellectual disabilities in Gander that address life, work and social skills, educational training, recreation and leisure as well as providing the option of a group employment opportunity for its clients. For further information, please contact Jami-Lee Williams at 256-3526.

MILITARY FAMILIES

Gander - Do you have a family member serving overseas with the military? Do you have questions or concerns? Maybe we could help. Please call Colleen Hiscock at the Gander Military Family Resource Centre for more information, at 1-800-557-1702 or 256-1703 ext. 1202.

Gander - Evangel Pentecostal Church, 59 Elizabeth Drive at the Youth Chapel. For more info contact david.571@live.ca or call 427-9704 or 651-4999.

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