Coats For Kids
Dec. 20, 1-4 p.m. – Drop off your children’s coats for the VOCM Cares Coats For Kids campaign at the Legion in Placentia. Help keep a child warm this winter.
Friday, Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m. – There will be a Christmas Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion # 62, Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay. Jackpot to go, toonie jar to go, turkey and ham give-aways.
Boxing Day Dance
Dec. 26 – Come join us at the Royal Canadian Legion # 62, Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay for a Boxing Day Dance with music by Me & Him. Spot dances and door prizes. Call 525-2712 to book tickets.
New Year’s Eve Ball
Saturday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – Barbecue and dance at the Royal Canadian Legion # 62, Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay. Music by Perry Muise Band. Advance tickets available before Dec. 20. Call 525-2712 to book your ticket now.
Food Bank Weight Challenge
Dec. 16 - The Placentia RCMP are once again issuing a challenge to community support organizations and individuals to participate in their Food Bank Weight Challenge at the Placentia Mall Dec. 16. Employees and individuals are asked to bring non-perishable food items to their work, or to the Placentia Mall outside the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, to throw in with their favourite community organization. The food will be weighed and divided by the number of employees to pick a winner, who will then have bragging rights for the year. For more information, contact Constable Todd Hussey at 227-2000.
Community garden still accepting compost
ON-GOING - The Placentia and Area Community Garden is now closed for the season but residents are still invited to drop off their compost in the Community Compost Box over the winter months. Please do not tie compost bags tightly as doing that does not allow air to move freely within.
Walking for your health
ON-GOING - Health walkers are invited to meet at the PARC Arena on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12-noon for a good healthy walk, at your own speed and as long as you wish. Bring a friend. All ages and gender are welcome. It is free, so do come by. You will be amazed on how good you will feel.
Stepping Stones Family Resource Centre, Placentia
Monday: Toddler Time 0-2 years 9:30 - 11:30 Family Drop in Play 0-6 years 1:00 - 3:00; Monday, Dec. 12: Active Play Program 0-6 years will be held at the P4 Centre 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday: Leap into Learning 9:30 - 11:30 Leap into Learning 4 years 1:00 - 3:00; Wednesday: Family Drop in Play 0-6 years 9:30 - 11:30 & 1:00-3:00; Thursday: It’s Christmas Time 0-2 years 9:30 - 11:30 & 3-6 years 1:00 - 3:00; Thursday Evening: Healthy Baby Club 3:30 - 4:30. Every Thursday evening; Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies Parent Program. Please call Serena Pomeroy, Program Coordinator for any additional information at 227-1010.
Stepping Stones Family Resource Centre, St. Brides
Monday: Family Drop in Play 0-6 years 9:30-11:30 & 1:00-3:00; Tuesday: Leap into Learning 4 years 9:30 - 11:30 & Family Drop-in Play 0-6 years 1:00 - 3:00; Wednesday: Family Drop-in Play 0-6 years 9:30 - 11:30 and 1:00-3:00; Thursday: It’s Christmas Time 0-6 years 9:30-11:30 and1:00 - 3:00. Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Please call Serena Pomeroy, Program Coordinator for any additional information at 227-1010.
Random Acts of Kindness
ON-GOING - Here’s a Random Act of Kindness that the Placentia Area−Cape Shore Community Connections would like to share. Why not invite someone over for the holidays? Although it’s a beautiful time of the year, for some, it might bring painful memories. For others, maybe they don’t have a lot of family or friends with whom to celebrate the holiday. So, why not invite them to share dinner with you and your family and friends? More the merrier …
Historical Society website
ON-GOING - For pictures, stories, information, links related to our history, please visit www.placentiahistory.ca of the Placentia Area Historical Society.
Newfoundland Geotourism Mapguide
ON-GOING - The Placentia Area Historical Society has placed information and a few photographs of the collection at the O'Reilly House Museum on a new site called "Newfoundland Geotourism Mapguide." Feel free to visit the site (http://www.nlgeotourism.com/) and read about the O'Reilly House Museum and give it a "thumbs up" if you like what you see. While there, take a look at the host of sites around Newfoundland. And don't hesitate to nominate a site that you've visited.
ON-GOING - The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) is seeking individuals interested in helping others reach their full literacy potential by becoming a tutor. Training provided! Or, if you or someone you know is in need of a tutor please call. All services are free. For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON-GOING - From July 20th to July 29th, 2012, the Placentia Intertown Come Home Year committee will be hosting a spectacular Calendar of Events to welcome visitors from home and abroad to our area and to join us in a celebration of the richness of our multinational history in the Southwest Avalon Region. The CHY Committee is collecting pictures from all communities of all past and present events to post on the website. You can drop off your picture to Donna Griffin at Mary’s Brown’s. Call Donna at 227-5186 or 3763 or Gene at 227-4650 or visit the CHY website at www.placentiacomehome2012.com
ON-GOING – The Placentia Area Come Home Year 2012 Book Committee is looking for photos and reflections for the Come Home Year book. If anyone from Barasway to Ship Harbour has any stories to share, we would like hearing from you. If you have anything to share please contact us at: email@example.com
Placentia Past and Present
ON-GOING - Explore history and memories that connect people and place at http://www.placentiapastpresent.ca/. Link to websites such as Placentia Area Historical Society (www.placentiahistory.ca) or PlacentiaBay.ca (www.placentiabay.ca). Please add your own memories on the map on the third page, "Share Your History and Thoughts of the Southwest Avalon and Placentia Bay."
Fox Harbour Library hours
ON-GOING - Fox Harbour Public Library is open Monday to Friday from 2-5 p.m. New books are arriving regularly. Copy, print, scan, fax, and wireless Internet access to four computers are available. For more information please call 227-2135.
Placentia Public Library Hours
ON-GOING - The Placentia Public Library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30-4:30 p.m., as well as from 6-8 p.m. in the evenings, Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the library and its programs, call 227-3621. Hey Kids! It's "Read to Win" time again at the Placentia Public Library. Every book borrowed and read from the library up to Dec. 21 gives you a chance to win a Christmas bag stuffed with goodies. So drop by and start reading - the more you read, the more chances to win!
Community health clinic
ON-GOING - Pap test clinics are available at the St. Bride’s Community Health Clinic. Please call 337-2260 for an appointment with the nurse practitioner. Call and book yours today!
Women’s Wellness Clinic info
ON-GOING - Well Women’s Clinics - every Tuesday at Placentia Health Centre. Call 227-4105 to book your appointment.
ON-GOING - Give your baby the best chance to a healthy start and attend pre-natal classes. For further information or to register, please call 227-3641.