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If you would like to announce your upcoming event, write the Southern Gazette at P. O. Box 1116, Marystown, A0E 2M0. You may also call 279-3188, fax 279-2628 or e-mail editor@southerngazette.ca.

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Saturday, Nov 25

Fall Fair

Zion UCW of Burin holding its annual fall sale starting at 2p.m. at the Masonic Hall Burin.

Christmas Expo

Marystown Christmas Expo at Marystown Hotel and Convention Center from 10a.m. to 5p.m. There will be 50/50 draws and door prize draws every hour, as well as face painting and balloon animals. There will even be a visit from Santa. Admission is a free will offering. Net proceeds will be donated to the Burin Peninsula Autism Support Group

Thursday, Nov 30

Tree Lighting

The Town of Burin will hold its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the town’s municipal grounds at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and Santa will be in attendance.

Saturday, Dec 2

Christmas Sale

St. Mary’s Anglican Church ACW will hold a Christmas sale and tea. Doors open at 2p.m. All are welcome. Door prize available to be won.  

Saturday, Dec 9

Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Burin will hold its Annual Burin Santa Claus Parade beginning at 2 pm. The parade route starts at the Bethany United Church parking lot and ends at College of the North Atlantic. Santa will be distributing loots bags to the kids following the parade. Interested businesses or groups are encouraged to enter a float in the parade.

Weekly happenings

Chase the Ace

Mortier Bay Chase the Ace (St. Gabriel’s Hall/Sacred Heart Parish, Marystown) every Sunday from 2:30 – 4pm at St. Gabriel’s Hall. Ace tickets are three for $5/ seven for $10 and 50/50 tickets are $1 each. Canteen service available.

Card games

Burin: Texas Hold ‘Em Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at The Royal Canadian Legion. Weekly card game Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Frenchman’s Cove: Weekly card game at 50+ Club Tuesdays. Doors open at 7 p.m. Game starts 7:30.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings are held in the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre Education Room each Thursday and Saturday, 8:30-9:30 p.m. A meeting is also held each Monday in St. Lawrence in the basement of the priest’s house. For more information call 277-4174, 873-6018 (Donna), 277-6666 (Shane), 873-3423 (Kevin) or 357-2317 (Cathy).

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a group of recovering drug addicts. It costs nothing to be a member. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Weekly meetings are held in the education/conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Thursday and Saturday, 6:30-8 p.m. For more info, contact Tom at 277-3058 (cell) or 891-1255 (home).

TOPS meetings

Regular weekly meetings of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) are held on the Burin Peninsula. For time and location in your area, call Elvina at 832-3813/5573.

Overeaters Anonymous

The Overeaters Anonymous Skype/telephone meeting takes place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. To take part, please call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email info.oa.nl@gmail.com.

MADD monument

The Burin Peninsula chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has a monument to honour people from the region injured or killed in an alcohol or drug-related crash. To add a name, call 277-5811, email bpmadd@outlook.com, send a message through Facebook (MADDBurinPeninsula) or Twitter (@MADDBurinPen), or contact any member of the group.

Gambling problems

A weekly meeting for individuals and families affected by gambling is held each Tuesday, 8-10 p.m. in the rehab conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre. For more information call 891-5030 or 832-3690. If you need to leave a message, someone will return your call ASAP.

Crisis line

The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre has a 24-hour information and confidential support on sexual violence. You can call toll free 1-800-726-2743 or visit the website at www.nlsacpc.com.

Seeking volunteers

The Burin Peninsula Health Care Hospital Auxiliary is looking for new members. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Burin hospital. The auxiliary is open to both men and women. For more information or for an application, contact Marilyn Martin at 891-3471 or call/drop by the gift shop (891-3494).

Foster families chapter

A local chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association has been established on the Burin Peninsula. To become a foster parent or for further information on fostering, contact 1-877-754-0218.

Alternative Measures

Interested in volunteering to assist youth in your community? The Burin Peninsula West Alternative Measures program is seeking volunteer mediators. Alternative Measures is a voluntary alternative to the court system for youth. Want to know more? Contact Cindy Stone, liaison social worker with Health and Community Services, 279-7900 or Dominic Lundrigan, program chairperson, 891-1742.

Marystown Museum

The Marystown Museum is expanding its archives on the history of Marystown and the Mortier Bay region. Anyone wishing to share a recollection or item relating to the area’s fishing or shipbuilding history, or personal stories of local residents or the community, call 279-0439 or e-mail marystownmuseum@hotmail.com.

Volunteers needed

The Gran-For-Line Alternative Measures Program-Extrajudicial Sanctions is looking for volunteers in the Grand Bank-Fortune Area. Extrajudicial Sanctions is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides an alternative to court proceedings for young people who have accepted responsibility for the offence they committed. All volunteers receive training. For more info, contact Child, Youth and Family Services in Marystown at (709) 279-7911.

Learn line

The Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador learn line at 1-800-563-1111 can provide information on a variety of local programs and services: private volunteer tutors for adults; adult basic education; extra help for school-age children. For more on Learn Line visit www.literacynl.com.

Diabetes Clothesline

Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in the red drop box located at Home Hardware in the Marystown area. For further details, call 1-800-505-5525.

Healthy Baby Club

Pregnant? Call the Healthy Baby Club! This Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures program offers friendly support, helpful information, food supplements and prenatal education. Offices are available across the peninsula. Call 279-2922 or toll free 877-777-2723.

Free computer access

Marystown Memorial Library, located in Sacred Heart Academy, offers free computer services. Call 279-1507 for more info and hours of operation.

Weekly card game

The Frenchman’s Cove Community Centre 50+ Club holds a weekly card game every Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m. with games starting 7:30 p.m.

Special Olympics

Marystown Special Olympics meets at Marystown Central High School gym each Monday at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed.

Family resource library

Sacred Heart Parish Pro-Life Group, Marystown, has a video lending library dealing with a variety of pro-life/pro-family issues. This includes short presentations, documentaries and full-length films. They can be borrowed during regular parish hours (279-1625) or by contacting any member of the pro-life group. Anyone on the Burin Peninsula is welcome to avail of these resources. For more information, contact Margie at 279-3580.

Red Cross numbers

The Marystown branch of the Canadian Red Cross has new telephone numbers – Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 279-2463 and nights and weekends 279-1462. Individuals who have equipment on loan and not being used should return items to the depot in the Marystown Museum building.

Cozy Corner Crafters

Cozy Corner Crafters meets every second Wednesday at the Salvation Army Faith and Hope, Marystown, at 7 p.m. Pook or hook mats, knit, crochet or sew. Beginners to advanced. Join us and experience a night of fun, food and fellowship. Further information from Linda Stockley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124.

Health volunteers

Interested in health care? Volunteer with St. John Ambulance! Learn valuable skills, have fun and play an important role in your community. For more info call 800-801-0181.

Information line

The Seniors Resource Centre, 280 Torbay Rd. in St. John’s, has an information line. Call 1-800-563-5599.

SPCA volunteers

The Burin Peninsula SPCA is looking for volunteers to help with day-to-day operations at the shelter. Duties include walking and feeding animals and general shelter clean up. If you are interested in lending your time please contact the shelter at 891-8000. Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age.

 

 

 

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