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The Central Wire community calendar is a place for nonprofit organizations across central Newfoundland and Labrador to list upcoming events. If you or your organization would like to make a listing, free of charge, please email the details to Krysta Carroll at krys28@hotmail.com. Deadlines for submissions are at least two weeks in advance of the event. Please keep in mind we still live in unpredictable times and items in this calendar are subject to change. It’s best to check with the organization ahead of time to ensure events are still taking place. Association for New Canadians Resuming Conversation Cafes for Newcomers at the Gordon High Lander Tea Room. Jan. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a presentation by Public Legal Information Assoc of NL from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on newcomer legal rights. Contact the ANC for further information at 489-0235. Help needed Special Olympics NL is looking for volunteers during our Winter Games taking place in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander March 9 to 12. Sign up online at https://bit.ly/SONLWG2023 or www.sonl.ca. Further info on Facebook: @ sonlwg2023 or email games@ sonl.ca. Bell Let’s Talk Day On Jan. 25, The Youth 2000 Centre (Y2C) in Grand Falls-Windsor will celebrate Bell Let’s Talk Day with supper and conversation from 5 to 6:30 p.m., yoga instructed by Jennifer King from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., followed by healthy snacks and refreshments. There will be swag bags and resources kits for participants. Registration required due to limited spaces. Email terrilynn. barry@ev.ymca.ca to register. Exploits Valley 50+ Club Grand Falls-Windsor Meetings are held every second Friday. New members are always welcome. For information phone 489-1470. Gander Elks Lodge Chase the Ace 2 Caldwell St. Every Saturday afternoon from 1to 4 p.m. Draw to take place at 4:15 p.m. Winner must be present to try for their chance to draw the Ace. Pride Grand Falls-Windsor Voluntary, not-for-profit organization with an aim to provide an opportunity for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their allies to celebrate and advocate for the culture, heritage, diversity and rights of 2SLGBTQ+ people. New members are always welcome. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gfwpride Pflag GFW A chapter of Pflag Canada and resource, support and education network for 2SLGBTQ+ people of all ages, as well as their families and friends. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pflaggfw), email them at grandfallswindsornl@pflagcanada.ca or call 1-888-5306777 (ext.584) Parents of Trans, TwoSpirit & Gender Diverse Kids – Central NL Confidential support group for parents of transgender, two-spirit and gender diverse children, youth & adults. For more information, email parentsoftranskidscentralnl@ gmail.com, call or text (709486-9300) or visit Facebook @ parentsoftranskidsnl. Gander Branch Women’s Institute Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the Arts and Culture Centre except when it’s a holiday the meeting is then held the following Monday. New members welcome. For more information call 256-3073. Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society Collection includes documents, artifacts and photographs related to the history of the mill, the town and its people. 10 Mill Rd. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call 489-6903 or email gfwheritagesociety@gmail.com. Fire Department TV Bingo Rogers Cable 9 and Valley Radio 94.5 FM at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays with five $100 prizes and a $1,000 jackpot to be given away each week. Pick up your cards in Bishops Falls at Krista’s Clover Farm, D and R Self Serve and Convenience Ltd., and Glen’s Ultramar; in Botwood at White’s One Stop and Imperial Variety; and in Grand Falls-Windsor at Hilltop Kwikway, Kelly’s Korner, Centennial Groceteria, Queensway Esso, Jim’s Value Grocer and Riverside Convenience. Six games for $7. Gander Elks Lodge #310 Bingo Indoor Bingo takes place every Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 8 p.m. Elks Club Grand FallsWindsor Bingo 17 Beaumont Ave. in Grand Falls-Windsor. Begins at 8 p.m. on Fridays. Gander Public Library Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.-4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7:50 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Sunday, closed. Drop off returns to the book drop at any time. Lewisporte Public Library Monday 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday 1:30-5 p.m.; 6-8 p.m. Saturday- Sunday closed Bishop Falls Public Library 445 Main St. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m., 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Closed Harmsworth Public Library, Grand Falls-Windsor Monday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tue/Wed/Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday Bedtime Story Time Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Babies and Tots Storytime Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Pre-School Wednesday 1 p.m.; Rug Hooking on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.; Knitting Circle Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.; and monthly Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month (call the library to register). Autism and Employment Program Exploits Community Employment Corporation Job-readiness programming free of charge to individuals 18 and older who have been diagnosed with autism and/ or developmental disabilities. To book an appointment, call 489-8391, 486-0942 or email smatchem@bellaliant.com. Airials Gymnastics, Gander Registration website https:// airials.uplifterinc.com for full program listings including day, time and price. Book a party with Airials and have our qualified coaches run your party which will be filled with games, activities, introductory gymnastics, obstacle courses and more. Email airialsgymnasticsclub@gmail.com or call 256-4242. Chase the Ace The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 Grand Falls will be holding Chase the Ace draw and a 50/50 draw every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The 50/50 draw tickets at $1 each and Chase the Ace tickets are three for $5. The 50/50 draw will take place at 8 p.m. followed by the Chase the Ace draw. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 5, Botwood Chase the Ace Jackpot starting from $1,000, plus a 50/50 draw, every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are three for $5 and 50/50 tickets are $1 each. Cards and darts also available to play. Call the legion for details at 257-2209.