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Want to list your event?
Contact: kimberley.wiseman@thepacket.ca
And check out www.thecentralvoice.ca for listings each week.
NOV. 20, 7 p.m.
EVENING OF NEWFOUNDLAND MUSIC AND HUMOR
Hosted by Gambo Public Library, Gambo Lion’s Club, enjoy entertainment by local musicians and a “Bake Walk Extravaganza.” Admission at the door. All proceeds go to the Gambo Public Library.
NOV. 20, 11 a.m.
RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSN. OF NL REGULAR MEETING
Held at Quality Hotel, Gander, session features 2 p.m. tour of North Atlantic Aviation Museum, 135 TCH, Gander. Contact 256-4617, 535-2569, or 489-2929.
NOV. 20 & 21, 8 p.m.
AVION PLAYERS PRESENT “RUMORS” BY NEIL SIMON
Hosted by the Joseph R. Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre, Gander. Tickets at the door or online at artsandculturecentre.com.
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. 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. One distributor per brand accepted.
NOV. 23, 2 p.m.
AFTERNOON TEA & BAKE SALE
Hosted by the Exploits Valley 50+ Club, Edwards Place. Admission at the door.
NOV. 23, 8 p.m.
CARD GAME
St. Joseph's RCW will hold a card game at the McCarthy Centre. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
NOV. 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WOMEN’S WELLNESS WORKSHOP
Presented by Gander Women’s Center and held at the Gambo Public Library, 6 Centennial Rd., Gambo, a free informal workshop on women's wellness topics. Email gwcempower@outlook.com, or call 709-256-4395, or call Gambo Library at 709-674-5052.
NOV. 28, 4 – 8 p.m.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a blood donor clinic at Philadelphia Pentecostal Church, in Lewisporte, with 89 appointments to fill. Residents are asked to book appointments by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca.
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.
NOV. 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
MOOSE BURGER SALE
Held by Exploits Search & Rescue at the SAR Building on Bayley Street, Grand Falls-Windsor. 
DEC. 7, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
McJoyful Christmas
A moose burger and bake sale will be held at the Windsor Pentecostal Church.
DEC. 7, 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY 2
Held at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts, 3 Cromer Ave., Grand Falls, featuring Rod Jackson and The Perfect Strangers performing country Christmas songs on their annual tour across the island. For tickets visit artsandculturecentre.com.
DEC. 12, 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
BACK IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Hosted by NL Promotions  at the Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre, 155
Airport Blvd, Gander, it's a trip through decades with all your favourite Christmas classics. For tickets visit www.nlpromotions.ca.
DEC. 14
LYC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Lewisporte Yacht Club Christmas Party at the Clubhouse, featuring 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.
DEC. 19, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
10th CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Hosted by THE IRISH DESCENDANTS and Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre, 155 Airport Blvd., Gander. Tickets can be purchased at www.artsandculturecentre.com.

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.

EVERY WEEK
Lewisporte - Interfaith Goodwill Centre, Lewisporte, has resumed regular store hours, Monday to Friday, 1-4pm. 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. Find support in person or contact 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. Meets once a month in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Contact 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.). 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 5 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 is held 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 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 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 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.
Grand Falls-Windsor - Are you looking to serve your community? Why not join the Grand FallsWindsor Lions Club? Meets every second Thursday at the Ibex building on Hardy Ave. Follow
Facebook 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 p.m., 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 group meets the first and third Sundays, 1:30-4 p.m., at the Arts and Culture Center. Contact 256-3578.
Gander - Regular Sunday meetings of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Gander Senior Citizens Center. Contact 422-1437 or 683-7361.
Grand Falls-Windsor – Atlantic Boy Choir Choral Centre, calling all Central boys, aged eight to 22, who love to sing. Weekly rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, starting March 3. Contact Aiden and Alana Hartery at aidenhartery@gmail.com.
MONDAY
Grand Falls-Windsor - The Exploits Valley 50+ Club, Edwards Place public bridge game held every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. Admission $4. Everyone welcome.
Exploits Valley - Exploits Disability Association help people with disabilities and others 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. Contact 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 St.
Gander – Tiny Tots at the Gander Public Library held 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 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.
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, clothes, 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 installation support, parenting programs, community development initiatives and licensed preschool. Contact 489-3296 or on
Facebook @evccnl.
CRIME STOPPERS
Exploits Valley - The Exploits Valley Crime Stoppers Branch is looking for new members. 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, located on 61 Elizabeth Dr., is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in or 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. Email 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. Contact Colleen Hiscock at the Gander Military Family Resource Centre 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.
 

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