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Friday, January 3
Live music at the Second Cup on Stavangar drive continues Jan. 3 with singer/songwriter  John Cossar.

Saturday, January 4

Fluvarium Kids Club — January program every Saturday and Sunday Jan. 4-26 at 1:30 p.m. Winter Wonders Winter is here and the animals that tough it out all winter have to stay warm, safe and find food. Discover how the animals around the Fluvarium find everything they need, even throughout the winter. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. www.fluvarium.ca.

• Live music at the Second Cup on Stavangar drive continues Jan. 4 with jazz instrumentalist Tiber Reardon.

Sunday, January 5

The Whitbourne Lions Club hosts its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music Jan. 5 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old country beat. Happy New Year to all of our supporters and performers.

Monday, January 6

The ACW of St. John the Evangelist Church, Rectory Road, Topsail are having an Old Christmas Day card game Monday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. Please bring your own cards and baskets. The cost is $5. Contact Shirley at 368-9504.

• Ongoing to Jan. 6 at the Masonic Temple, “Christmas Around The World.” Call the office at 579-3023 to book tickets.

Upcoming events and announcements

Join the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador Thursday Jan. 30 at the annual volunteerism luncheon being held at Bally Haly Country Club on Logy Bay Road, St. John's. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. To obtain tickets or for more details, contact the community sector council at 753-9860 or go to CSC's website at communitysector.nl.ca.

A round trip to any WestJet destination could be yours in the alzheimer society annual ticket draw fundraising event. Tickets are just $5 each, so call toll-free at 1-877-776-0608 to get your tickets today. Total of five prizes worth more than $8,700, so make sure to turn your $5 into a fantastic prize worth thousands. The winning tickets will be drawn Feb. 14. Contact the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 576-0608 or online at www.alzheimernl.org/ticketdraw to get your tickets.

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

The Outer Battery Neighbourhood Association announces its 2014 calendar. This years' calendar is a collection of unique photographs of the Battery taken by Battery residents. A great Christmas gift, especially for family on the mainland. Calendars are available at Blue Moon Pottery and at Belbin's Grocery, $15 each or two for $25.

This season, Canadian Blood Services is asking residents of St. John's to be someone's holiday miracle. This month alone, the clinic in St. John's needs more than 1,000 donations, and Newfoundland and Labrador needs more than 2,200 donations. To book an appointment or for more information, visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

If you want to change poor eating habits, there is help. It's free and accessible to anyone in the province with a land-line phone or computer. To find out about an anonymous weekly phone/online meeting of people who face serious eating struggles, call 1-877-738-1742 (toll free) or email info.oa.nl@gmail.com.

A St. John's all-male choir, The Singing Legionnaires, is in need of men who love to sing. Come along to meet us at city hall Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information, phone Bill at 364-2875 or Jim at 753-3121.

Organizations: Outer Battery Neighbourhood Association, Canadian Blood Services

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

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