In the community

Published on February 13, 2013

In The Community listing is a regular feature in The Pilot newspaper and online ( Events within The Pilot coverage area being held by not-for-profit groups/organizations can be advertised in this section at no charge (for up to three weeks). To add your listing email the information to, fax it to (709) 535-8640, call (709) 535-6910 or drop off at the Pilot office at 151 Main St., Lewisporte.
Visit and go to the “My Calendar” link on the home page to list your event on our website calendar as well.



Moose Burger Sale

Feb. 15 —Moose Burger Sale 12 noon – 7 p.m. at Community Center. Sponsored by the Come Home Year Committee.

TicketsCome Home Year Committee is selling tickets on a homemade NL Quilt. Tickets are available from any committee member or call Marge at 653-2398.

Feb. 23 — The Recreation Committee will be having a breakfast in conjunction with our Fire Departments Annual Ski-doo Run 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sponsor sheet is available from any member of the Fire Department or LSD.





Feb. 17There will be a singspiration at the Maranatha Pentecostal Church at 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for Debbie Hillier who house was damaged in the windstorm on Feb. 5.




Interfaith Goodwill Centre/Food Bank

The Interfaith Goodwill Centre will be accepting good quality used clothing, housewares, toys and books during regular business hours. The regular hours of operation for the Centre are Monday - Thursday 1 - 4 p.m. and Friday 1 - 3:30 p.m. 




Pap Test Clinics

Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre will be having Pap test clinics for residents of Twillingate and New World Island on Feb. 19, March 12 and 19. Call 884-1370 to book an appointment. Are evening appointments easier for you? Please note Feb. 19 and March 19 clinics include evening appointments! Cervical Cancer can happen to anyone. Don’t let it happen to you. Have you been waiting for your pap test? Don’t delay! Make your appointment today!




Twillingate Public Library

Children’s Programs

Feb. 14 – Rhyme Time for babies and toddlers 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. every second Thursday (caregiver required).

Feb. 21 – Story Time for three and four year olds from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. every second Thursday (three year olds – caregiver required)

For more information, phone 884-2353 or email Space is limited so phone, visit or email early to register.




S-H-E-Girl Power Cancer Relay Team Weight Loss Group

Come join a 16-week challenge to see who can lose the most percentage of body weight. Prizes to follow. All proceeds going to the Cancer Relay. Drop by 45 Pine Ave., Lewisporte, Thursdays between 7-8 p.m. or call for an appointment and additional information at 569-2133. Let’s get fit together!


Kinette Bingo

Feb. 27 — The Kinette Club of Notre Dame will be hosting bingo the last Wednesday of every month at the Kin Centre. Next bingo is Feb. 27. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.  Bingo starts at 8 p.m.


Lighten up Weight Group

Lighten Up Weight Group is held at the Lewisporte Stadium (upstairs) every Thursday night from 5:45-6:30. It's free and all are welcome! In partnership with Lewisporte Central Health and the Town of Lewisporte.





RCMP Checkpoints

Effective immediately and until Feb. 28 the RCMP detachments from Carmanville, Fogo, Lewisporte and Twillingate will continue to conduct checkpoints in their detachment areas as well as joint checkpoints. If you want to report an impaired driver call your nearest RCMP Detachment or call 1-800-709-RCMP. If possible provide the plate number and description of the vehicle and the identity of the driver.




Literacy NL


Literacy NL call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

• Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is currently looking for dedicated people who wish to be nominated for election to our board of directors. There are two vacant seats in the Central Region (two seats); and Adult Learner Representative. Nominations forms are available at


• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc.  (NLLLC) is seeking individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador, 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

• Are you are former tutor for a Laubach Literacy Council? Are you still interested in tutoring but would like a refresher training first? For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail

New Programs – Early Intervention and Interactive Music Therapy

The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, South and Central Chapter are excited to offer new recreational therapy programs this winter! We are offering: Early Intervention Music Groups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 2-5. Interactive Music Groups for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 5-Adult. We are also offering one to one sessions if individuals are interested. If you or anyone you know is interested in these groups please contact Kimberly-Ann McDonald, Regional Program Coordinator for the Autism Society at 489-4190 or E: or visit  Registration now open!


Community Connections contact information

Following is the contact information for the current Pilot community connections correspondents:

Melva Tulk • Stoneville/Port Albert correspondent • 671-4211 •

Peter Penney • Horwood correspondent • 671-4589 •

Trixie Wiseman • Baytona correspondent • 659-6581 •

Liz Hagarty • Stanhope, Brown’s Arm and Laurenceton correspondent • 654-3108 •

Carolyn R. Parsons • Change Islands, Fogo Island and Lewisporte •  • (709) 571-3470 •


A reminder that The Pilot is still interested in hearing from people to become Community Connections correspondents for the following areas: Twillingate Island (or specific communities from the Twillingate area), Comfort Cove-Newstead, Norris Arm, Norris Arm North, Loon Bay, Birchy Bay, New World Island (or specific communities from New World Island), Boyd’s Cove and Embree/ Little Burnt Bay. Contact Karen Wells at 535-6910 or e-mail for more information.