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Contact: kimberley.wiseman@thepacket.ca 
And check out www.thecentralvoice.ca for listings each week. 

OCT. 30, 11 a.m. 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FEDERAL RETIREES (NAFR) DINNER MEETING 
At St. Martin’s Anglican Church Hall, Fraser Road, Gander. Menu includes hot roast beef dinner with dessert. Admission at the door. New members can join at the meeting. Open to all retired members of the public service, Canadian Forces, RCMP and federal judges. Contact Derm Coady, president of NAFR Central NL, at dmcoady@nl.rogers.com or phone: 709-256-8496. 

OCT. 31, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
BANGBELLY HALLOWE’EN: COSTUME CONTEST! 
Hosted by Bangbelly, 41-43 Main St., Fogo. Kids of any age can participate for a chance to win a prize. 

NOV. 1, 10 a.m. 
VIOLENCE PREVENTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
at 5 Hardy Ave., Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Open to any members of the public. 

NOV. 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
2019 CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 
Hosted by Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre, 155 Airport Blvd., Gander.  

NOV. 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
FINE ART AND CRAFT FAIR 
Hosted by Central Newfoundland Visual Arts Society, in conjunction with the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor's Red Maple Festival, at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, GFW. Featuring 72 vendors and silent auction of artwork. Admission by donation. 

NOV. 2, 2 p.m. 
UCW FALL SALE AND AFTERNOON TEA 
Hosted by Faith UCW at the community centre, Campbellton.  

NOV. 2, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
IT’S TIME FOR A SCUFF 
Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion in Gander. Music by “Six Pack”. Admission at the door. Advance tickets call 256-3867. Come out and support your legion and have a “time”. 

NOV. 2, 2 p.m. 
FALL AFTERNOON TEA AND BAKE SALE 
Hosted by the Alexander Bay 50+ Club, Glovertown, and held at the club. Tickets available from members or at the door.  

NOV. 4, 5 – 8 p.m. and NOV. 5, 12 – 3 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m. 
MOBILE BLOOD DONOR CLINIC 
Held by Canadian Blood Services at the Windsor Pentecostal Church Hall, Grand Falls-Windsor. There are 208 appointments to fill. To book appointments download the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca. 

NOV. 6, 4 – 8 p.m. 
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC 
Held by Canadian Blood Services at Indian River High, Springdale. There are 96 appointments to fill. Residents are asked to book their appointments using the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca. 

NOV. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
HOLLY JOLLY MARKET 
At the Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre, 155 Airport Blvd., Gander, featuring vendors from all over the island.  

NOV. 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
CHRISTMAS IN THE CASA CRAFT FAIR 
At the WPC Complex in Grand Falls-Windsor. There will be knitted products, preserves, woodworking, jewelry, as well as a lunch. All proceeds go to the Possibilities House for Children in Linares, Mexico. 

NOV. 10, NOV. 17, DEC. 01, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Parish Community Hall will be renting tables for craft sales.
To rent a table to sell your crafts, preserves, baked goods, jewelry, etc. call Call Mary Chow at 290-5959 or Dorothy at 489-4028.

NOV. 13 
TAKEOUT COLD PLATE 
Held by The Exploits Valley 50+ Club, Edwards Place. For the price, or to get tickets, phone 489-9830. 

NOV. 16, 10 a.m. 
FALL SALE AND COFFEE 
At Memorial United Church on Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor. 

NOV. 16, 6-11 p.m. 

LEWISPORTE DUCKS UNLIMITED 
10th ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION 
At The Kin Centre to support conservation and education. Event includes live and silent auctions, raffles and prizes (including hunting and fishing trips), as well as a great meal. Tickets available at Blue Ridge Outdoors, H & R Block or online at www.ducks.ca 

NOV. 16, 11 a.m. 
FALL SALE & TEA 
Hosted by St. Andrews Anglican Church, Bishop’s Falls, at the Anglican Church Hall. Admission at the door. 

NOV. 17 
HOT ROAST BEEF DINNER 
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada hosting an eat in/take out hot roast beef dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion Grand Falls-Windsor. Tickets available at M&M Food Market, Hardy Avenue, or call 258-5397. 

NOV. 19, 7 p.m. 
FALL SALE AND TEA 
Hosted by Grace United Church Women of Springdale. 

NOV. 23, 10 a.m. 
ANNUAL FALL SALE and TEA 
Hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church at the EM Bishop hall. Admission at the door. Call Dale Butler at 489-7409 for further details. 

NOV. 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW & SELL 
At the Kin Center in Lewisporte, featuring local vendors. Vendors wishing to book a table contact Elizabeth Haggie through Facebook or by text at 709-235-0947. Tables are first come, first serve to provide an equal opportunity for all vendors. Payment is required to hold tables. Two table spaces will be reserved again this year free of charge this year for two youth vendors to showcase their up and coming businesses. There will be one distributor per brand accepted.  

NOV. 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
LIONS CHRISTMAS MARKET 
Hosted by the Musgrave Harbour. Vendors wishing to book space should contact Janine Chaulk. 

NOV. 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
CRAFT FAIR 
Hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Grand Falls-Windsor. Tables available for rent. Contact Margaret Rose Coffin at 489-5335 to book your table. 

NOV. 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 
Hosted by J.M. Olds Collegiate, 97 Main St., Twillingate. Anyone interested in renting a table, contact the school at 884-5931. 

DEC. 14 
LYC CHRISTMAS PARTY 
Lewisporte Yacht Club Christmas Party scheduled at the Clubhouse. It will be turkey or roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. The cost will depend on attendance. Please email Linda llecox1@gmail.com to confirm ASAP if you plan to attend. 

Lewisporte - Interfaith Goodwill Centre, Lewisporte, has resumed regular store hours, Monday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. Please do not leave donations outside when store is closed. 

Grand Falls-Windsor – Pflag is a local support, resource and education network for LGBTQ+ folks, their loved ones and allies. You can find support by contacting us or by coming to an in-person meeting. Phone 1-888-530-6777 ext. 584/email: grandfallswindsornl@pflagcanada.ca/Facebook: @pflaggfw, website: www.pflagcanada.ca. 

Grand Falls-Windsor – Parents of Trans & Gender Diverse Kids – Central NL is a confidential support group for parents/primary caregivers. We meet once a month in Grand Falls-Windsor. Contact us by phone/text: 709-486-9300, email: parentsoftranskidscentralnl@gmail.com or visit the main NL FB page: @parentsoftranskidsnl. 

Grand Falls-Windsor - Grand Falls-Windsor Pride holds monthly planning meetings at the Status of Women Central office (5B Bailey St.). If you are interested in joining us or would like to learn more, visit our FB, Twitter or Instagram pages (@gfwpride) or email gfwpride@gmail.com. 

WEDNESDAY 

Point Leamington – Story time program 1:30 p.m. at the Point Leamington Public Library for children aged five and under. To register your child, drop by or call 484-3541. 

Grand Falls-Windsor – T.U.F.F (Together Uniting Families Forever) for moms and tots takes place Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. at Evangel Pentecostal Church. This program, for children under the age of five, includes an activity and snack.  

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

Gander – Gander Public Library preschool 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 – Preschool story time program for children aged three to five 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 available at a convenience store near you in Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishops Falls and Botwood.  

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 p.m. 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. 

Grand Falls-Windsor - Are you looking to serve your community? Why not join the Grand Falls-Windsor Lions Club? We meet every second Thursday at the Ibex building on Hardy Avenue. Follow our FB page for updates.  

Gander - The Gander Seniors 50+ Club Inc. holds Thursday night card games at 8 p.m. at the Gander Lions Club. 

FRIDAY 

Gander – Bingo at Gander Elks Lodge #310. Doors open at 7 p.m. Games start 8:30 p.m.  

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.  

Grand Falls-Windsor – Royal Canadian Legion Grand Falls Branch 12, Queen St., Grand Falls-Windsor - Chase the Ace is held every Friday 6-8 p.m. There is also a nightly 50/50 draw.  

Grand Falls-Windsor – Join us for Bridge at the Exploits Valley 50+ Club, Edwards Place, on a new day, Friday, starting Oct. 25 and every second Friday after at 1:30 p.m. Admission at the door.  

SATURDAY 

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

Robert’s Arm – Youth Centre will now be open to Grades 4-7 (only), every second Saturday, 5-7 pm, beginning March 2. 

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 – ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - If you have a problem with alcohol and would like help Call 651-2001. 

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 information call 422-1437 or 683-7361. 

Grand Falls-Windsor – ATLANTIC BOY CHOIR CHORAL CENTRE. Calling all Central boys ages 8-22 who love to sing. The Atlantic Boychoir is opening a new choral center in Grand Falls-Windsor. Weekly rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, starting March 3. For more information and how to audition, contact Aiden and Alana Hartery at aidenhartery@gmail.com. 

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 Pl., Grand Falls-Windsor.  

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 – Chase the Ace 5-7 p.m. Draw takes place at 7:15 p.m. Gander Elks Lodge #310, 9 Caldwell Street.   

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.   Meetings held every second and fourth Tuesday from September to May at the College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor.  Contact us at Toastmastersgfw@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GFWToastmasters. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

ARTISTS’ WALL 

Lewisporte - Lewisporte Memorial Public Library is displaying the photographic work of Celeste Keefe White on the Artists' Wall until April. Visit the library’s Facebook page for opening hours and drop in to see the work of this talented artist. 

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 businesses, community organizations, and individuals. @gfwsnowangel2018 

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. 

CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION CLOTHESLINE® 

Central – We want the clothes you don’t. 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; Robbie’s Wedges in Gambo; Home Hardware, Riverside Convenience in Grand Falls-Windsor. 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 I
installation support, parenting programs, community development initiatives and licensed preschool. Our mission: People Supporting People, Strengthening Communities Today, for Tomorrow. 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, 61 Elizabeth Dr., is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 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. 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. 

EVANGEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 

Gander - Evangel Pentecostal Church, 59 Elizabeth Dr., at the Youth Chapel. Contact david.571@live.ca or call 427-9704 or 651-4999. 

 

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY 

Buchans  

Library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-5 p.m., 6-9p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. 12 noon, 1:30-3 p.m. (school only), 3-5 p.m. (public hours).  

Baie Verte  

Open Tuesday 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 noon and 1-5 p.m.; Thursday 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  

Springdale 

Monday and Tuesday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., and Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

King’s Point 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m.  

La Scie 

Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-12 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.  

Grand Falls-Windsor 

Monday and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  

Bishop’s Falls  

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m., 6-9 p.m.  

Botwood 

Monday 10 a.m. –12 noon, 1:30–5 p.m.; Tuesday 1:30-5 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday 1:30-5 p.m.; Thursday 1:30-5 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-12 noon, 1:30-4 p.m.  

Point Leamington 

Monday and Wednesday 1-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m.   

Norris Arm  

Tuesday 1-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.  

Summerford 

Tuesday 12-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 12-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m.  

Twillingate 

Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 noon, 2-5:30 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-12 noon, 2-5:30 p.m.  

Robert's Arm 

Tuesday 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday 1-3 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Change Islands 

Tuesday 1-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m.;   Thursday 1-5 p.m.  

Lewisporte Memorial Public Library 

Monday 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday 1:30- 5 p.m., 6-8 p.m. 

Fogo Island 

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-5:30 p.m., 6 -7:45 p.m.; Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Gander 

Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 1-4:45 p.m.  

Glenwood 

Tuesday 9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday 2:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Carmanville 

Monday 1-4:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, 1- 4:30 p.m.; Thursday 1-4:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Friday  10:30 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4:30 p.m.  

Centreville 

Tuesday 12-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday 12-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.  

Glovertown  

Monday 1-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday 1- 4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4:30 p.m.; Thursday 1-4:30.  

Gambo  

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.-2-5 p.m.; Thursday 1-5:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  

Greenspond 

Monday 6-9 p.m.; Tuesday 3-6 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 noon; Thursday 6-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-12 noon.  

Hare Bay/Dover 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3-8:30 p.m.; Tuesday 1:30-7 p.m. 

Lumsden  

Monday 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-12 noon; Wednesday 2-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-12 noon.  

Musgrave Harbour 

Tuesday 12:30-4:30 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday 12:30-4:30 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m.; Thursday 12-5 p.m.  

New-Wes-Valley 

Monday 12:30-6 p.m.; Tuesday 2-4:30 p.m.,   5:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday 12:30-6 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-3:30 p.m. 

Seal Cove  

Tuesday and Thursday 2-5 p.m., 7-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday 2-5 p.m. 

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