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Out and About is your new destination for community events in central Newfoundland. Space is reserved for non-profit groups and organizations. Please email listings to Krysta Carroll at outandaboutcentral@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 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.

Children, families, caregivers, as well as staff from Family Moments Family Resource Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, Anchor Family Resource Centre in Botwood and Stay and Play Family Resource Centre in Bishop’s Falls, visited the pumpkin Patch at Mark’s Market on Thursday, Oct. 4, to celebrate Family Week.
Children, families, caregivers, as well as staff from Family Moments Family Resource Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, Anchor Family Resource Centre in Botwood and Stay and Play Family Resource Centre in Bishop’s Falls, visited the pumpkin Patch at Mark’s Market on Thursday, Oct. 4, to celebrate Family Week.

 

ONGOING

BERNIE'S PUKTEW

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.

OCT. 17

REGULAR MEETING

Gander - The Retired Teachers' Association of NL (Central Division) will hold its regular meeting at 11 a.m. at Quality Inn and Suites, Gander. For information call 256-4617, 535-2569, or 489-2929.

OCT. 18

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITIES

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador will be at the Exploits Community Centre located at 30 Bartle Place from 10-11:30 a.m. for a presentation on "Understanding Learning Disabilities." This presentation is open to the public but we ask that you please call the centre at 489-2141 and register as space is limited.

OCT. 18

YOUTH PAINT NIGHT

La Scie – La Scie Public Library Youth Paint Night for ages nine plus at 6:30 p.m.  All programming is free of charge. Registration is required due to limited space.

OCT. 20

HALLOWEEN WAKEATHON

Harbour Breton – Harbour Breton Community Youth Network will be hosting a free Halloween wakeathon for youth starting at midnight until 7 a.m. All youth are welcome, however to participate you will need to fill out a permission slip available from youth workers. Creepy movies, pizza, treat breakfast, Halloween games, campfire, ghost stories and so much more.

OCT. 20

FOOD DRIVE

Gander - The Gander and Area Food Bank will be having a food drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at area supermarkets. A list of regularly used items will be given out at the entrances.

OCT. 20

CRAFT FAIR

Badger - Please join the Men's & Women's Organization at the Parish Centre for the fourth annual Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be local vendors at this event with lots of products to choose from. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Men's & Women's Organization. Lunch will be available at this event — cold plates, baked beans, soup, chilli, and moose burgers will be served.

OCT. 20

COLD PLATE FUNDRAISER

Road Hawks Riding Club fourth annual fundraiser with proceeds going towards helping put a smile on our seniors’ faces this Christmas. Cold plates for sale for $8. To place an order contact Harry at 389-2424 or Greg at 572-9409 or on Facebook. Date for pickup Oct. 20. All money must be paid no later than Oct. 15. Delivery available upon request.

OCT. 20

CRAFT SHOW

Norris Arm – Norris Arm Recreation Committee presents the fourth annual Norris Arm Craft Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Valley Lounge. Admission $2. Children under five are free.

OCT. 23

STORYTIME

La Scie – La Scie Public Library story time for birth to age five from 1-2 p.m. All programming is free of charge. Registration is required due to limited space.

OCT. 24

CAMP CONNECT HALLOWEEN PARTY

Harbour Breton - Harbour Breton Community Youth Network will be hosting a Camp Connect Halloween Party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Door prize and Halloween king and queen, lots of Halloween goodies, Halloween games and dancing and more. Don’t forget to invite your friends and wear your costume.

OCT. 26

BEYOND THE OVERPASS

Gander - Beyond The Overpass young artists present an evening of comedy improv and musical theatre performances - Halloween themed! This is a fundraiser for Beyond's youth arts programming. Admission is by donation. The evening starts at 7 p.m. at St. Martin's Hall on Airport Boulevard. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction.

OCT. 27

CARD GAME

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

OCT. 27

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Botwood - Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Circular Rd, Botwood, Annual Christmas Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lots of fabulous Christmas gift ideas, soup and hot dogs and 50/50 draw. Admission $2 proceeds and donations going to Preserver 21 Sea Cadets, Botwood.

OCT. 27

JUMBLE SALE
Grand Falls-Windsor - Holy Trinity ACW will be holding a jumble sale between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at the church, Beaumont Ave., Grand Falls-Windsor. Donations for sale can be dropped off at the church on Friday, Oct. 26. Not accepting big electronics or furniture, dirty or broken items.

OCT. 27

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Botwood - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Botwood will be holding their annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Homemade soup, hot dogs, coffee and tea will be served. Admission at the door is $2 with the proceeds being donated to the RCSCC Preserver 21 Sea Cadet Corps. Plenty of vendors and lots of great gift ideas.

OCT. 31

HALLOWEEN PARTY

La Scie – La Scie Public Library Halloween Party 3:30-5 p.m. Come dressed in your costume for a fun afternoon of games, stories and a snack. All programming is free of charge. Registration is required due to limited space.

NOV. 3-4

POWWOW DANCE WORKSHOP

Exploits Valley - Exploits Aboriginal Community Group (EACG) is hosting a free Powwow Dance Workshop at St. Joseph's Parish Hall. All are welcome. Lunch and snacks provided. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Small children should be accompanied by an adult. To register email eacggfw@gmail.com.

NOV. 3

FALL BAZAAR AND TEA

Gander - Fraser Road UCW are holding their Fall Bazaar and Afternoon Tea at 2 p.m. Baked goods, Christmas stockings, crafts. Tickets $6. Call Lorraine 256-3579, Marion 256-4814 or any UCW member.

NOV. 3

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Gander – There will be a Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre.

NOV. 3

CHRISTMAS SALE

Twillingate - The Twillingate Museum is closing for the season on Oct. 19, but will be open on Nov. 3 for its Christmas Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with sales on Christmas ornaments, books, etc. Light refreshments will be served in the afternoon, come out and enjoy our last shopping day for the season!

NOV. 6

CALYPSO CRAFT AND BAKE SALE

Lewisporte - Calypso Craft and Bake Sale at the Kin Centre, Lewisporte from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission includes soup, sandwiches and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Anyone wishing to donate goods can drop them off at Calypso on or before Nov. 5.

NOV. 10

CHRISTMAS IN THE CASA

Grand Falls-Windsor - Christmas in the Casa Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 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 Branch 5 Botwood will be holding a Victory Ball at the Legion in Botwood on commencing at 8 p.m. with happy hour with WW1 and WW2 songs, followed by a dance with the local band Recall. Tickets are $10 advance available at the Legion in Botwood or $15 at the door. Everyone is welcomed to come out and celebrate the 100th Armistice Anniversary with special prizes for best wartime era costume or dress.

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. 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 - Fall tea and sale, beginning at 11 a.m., hosted by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. 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

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. 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.

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

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

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

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.

TIMELESS TITLES

Springdale – Timeless Titles, an afternoon of reading, crafts and playtime in partnership with Training Wheels Family Resource Centre for children ages zero to six is ongoing until Oct. 24. Call Darlene at 673-3984 to register.

DONATE OLD CLOTHES

Central - Does your children’s fashion sense change on a weekly basis? Not sure what to do with your old clothing?

Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to Diabetes Canada’s reusable goods donation program. Drop your bagged items in our blue [A1] clothing donation bins located at: Home Hardware in Lewisporte; Home Hardware and Dominion in Gander; Robie’s Wedges in Gambo; Home Hardware, Riverside Convenience, Sobey’s and Dominion in Grand Falls-Windsor;  Wishes Flowers & Gifts in Bishop’s Falls; and Imperial Variety in Botwood and surrounding areas.

Call 1-800-505-5525 or visit declutter.diabetes.ca for more information. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, while diverting items from landfill.

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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