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Are you a senior living in Mount Pearl in need of having your lawn mowed or deck stained? Call the Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group to register for this free service 748-6485.

° The Arthritis Society is gearing up for another door-to-door campaign in Newfoundland and Labrador during September - Arthritis Awareness Month. This campaign is an important fundraiser for The Society and we need volunteers! To find out more about how you can get involved, contact the Arthritis Society at 579-8190 or e-mail JNeary@nl.arthritis.ca.

Are you a senior living in Mount Pearl in need of having your lawn mowed or deck stained? Call the Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group to register for this free service 748-6485.

° The Arthritis Society is gearing up for another door-to-door campaign in Newfoundland and Labrador during September - Arthritis Awareness Month. This campaign is an important fundraiser for The Society and we need volunteers! To find out more about how you can get involved, contact the Arthritis Society at 579-8190 or e-mail JNeary@nl.arthritis.ca.

° MUN Botanical Garden is open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, including a list of gardening workshops, summer camps, family programs and special events, visit www.mun.ca/botgarden, call 737-8590, or e-mail bgprograms@mun.ca.

° The Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site, 436 Water St., is open for the season. Admission is by donation or through advance booking for larger groups. Regular operating hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily throughout the summer. For more information about the site and upcoming special events, visit www.historictrust.ca or phone 739-7870.

° The Buy A Bear Foundation is looking for donations of stuffed animals to support the Janeway Foundation and Childrens Miracle Network. To donate, bears can be dropped off at the Janeway Foundation office in the Health Sciences Center or at 10 Cumberland Cres. For more information or to schedule a pick up if you are in the St. John's area, contact Robyn Sheppard at robyncs@mun.ca or 765-0977.

° Free courses offered in the Catholic faith to persons interested in learning the faith as well as Catholics wishing to know more about their own faith. Call Dave at 745-8671.

° Anyone interested in doing sidewalk Evangelizations to get lapsed Christians back into church life, call Dave at 745-8671.

° The Lifesaving Society in Newfoundland is working towards collecting and preserving its history of lifeguard training and water and boating safety and needs your help. If you are or once were a lifeguard or society member and have any society memorabilia, medals, crests, photographs, or documentation you are willing to contribute, contact lifeguard@nl.rogers.com or call 576-1953.

° Have you ever thought about fostering? There is currently a provincial shortage of foster homes. Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? Call the Nfld and Labrador Foster Families Association for more info: 754-0213, 877-754-0218 (Toll free) or e-mail: amykendall@nfld.net.

° The Parkinsons Society Newfoundland and Labrador is taking orders for its fall tulip bulb sale. If you are interested in buying tulip bulbs to support the society, call the office at 754-4428 or 1-800-567-7020.

° Do you need help in applying for income support, preparing appeals or finding information from the policy manual? Call Ron at the Community Services Council, 753-9860.

° If you are ready to make a change in your eating habits, Overeaters Anonymous can help. Weekly meetings and no fees. For information, call 738-1742, e-mail info.oa.nl@gmail.com or visit www.oa.org.

° Any recyclables brought to Ever Green Recycling tagged with "For the Love of Learning" will have the proceeds go directly to support the youth non-profits's programs. Call 722-8848 for more information.

° The Family Life Bureau offers counselling services for individuals, couples and families upon request. For more information, call Sr. Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168 or e-mail flb@nf.albn.com. For a listing of all other programs, visitwww.stjohnsarchdiocese.ca/flb.

Organizations: Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group, The Arthritis Society, Janeway Foundation The Buy A Bear Foundation Health Sciences Center The Lifesaving Society Nfld and Labrador Foster Families Association The Parkinsons Society Newfoundland and Labrador Community Services Council The Family Life Bureau

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl, St. John's

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