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Napan Dance for Minor Ball
Saturday, Apr 26 – 9pm to 1am
“Short Sweet Rude is playing. $10 per person in support of napan Minor Baseball.

Chris Gibson
Benefit Breakfast
Saturday, Apr 26 – 8:00 – 11:00 am
“A Benefit Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 to 11:00 am at the Chatham Head Recreation and Community Centre. All proceeds will be donated to Charles LaRoque to assist with medical costs.

Benefit Concert for East Side Creative Centre
Tuesday, Apr 29 – 19:00
“Sponsored by the folks at KPH Kidplayhouse Productions, this benefit will raise much needed funds for the EastSide Creative Center.

Featuring performances by Paula Foley, Glenn and Elizabeth Copeland, and more!

Elizabeth Copeland
Rummage and Bake Sale
Friday, May 2 – 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
“Rummage and Bake Sale at Trinity Anglican Hall , Blackville on Friday May 2nd from 10:30 AM -6:00 PM sponsored by Anglican Church Women

Linda Coughlan 622-4757
2nd Annual MS Yard Sale! Coming soon
Saturday, May 3 – 9:00-12:00 noon
“Friends and family of those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis will be having a fundraiser including yard sale items, baked goods, crafts, etc. The goal is to raise money and awareness of this debilitating disease. The sale will be happening at the Dr. Losier Middle School gym on Saturday May the 3rd from 9AM until 1PM. For all the yard sale goers itching to go out on Saturday, this will be the ideal place. Anyone wishing to rent a table on their own may do so for $10 or if you wish to just donate items hanging around the house, you may do so by contacting Joan or Jessica at 622-0952 or by email at Last year, was our first try at this fundraiser and it was a success. So looking forward to seeing everyone come and support us again this year at our 2nd Annual MS yard sale .So start that spring cleaning and if you have anything you want to donate, we???ll accept it!! All proceeds go to the Miramichi Walk for MS to help boost our total and to let everybody know t

Jessica Richard 622-0952
Catherine MacLellan In Concert
Monday, May 5 – 7 pm
“Folk singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will appear May 5 in Blackville for a Hunger Awareness benefit concert. Chris Gauthier will provide guitar accompaniment when the duo take the stage at the United Church Center.
Catherine and Chris recently completed a tour of select venues in Ontario and Quebec in support of their upcoming CD release. ???The Raven???s Sun??? will be Catherine???s fifth studio album. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a seasoned professional, who has toured internationally, in an intimate setting. Catherine was the 2010 ECMA winner for Female Solo Recording of the Year, and for Folk Recording of the Year. General admission tickets for the event are $20, available from Ken MacIntosh (843-7872, or

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Hunger Awareness Week
Monday, May 5 –
“May 5th – 9th is Hunger Awareness Week in Canada.

Hunger Awareness Week began as Hunger Awareness Day in 2006, expanding to Hunger Awareness Week in 2012.

It tells the story of the work of food banks to help those in need.
It raises awareness at a time when hunger is not top of mind and food bank levels are low.
It provides a voice for those who turn to food banks for assistance.

Numerous events are planned during the week to help raise awareness of hunger in the greater Blackville area and raise funds and food for the food bank. Please support your local food bank!

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Tuesday Soups On – Hunger Awareness Week Edition
Tuesday, May 6 – 11:30 – 1:30
“Tuesday, May 6th, will feature a special edition of the very popular Soup’s On community lunch. Soup’s On is a series of free lunches which bring residents of the greater Blackville area together to prepare and enjoy simple meals and good company. The Tuesday, May 6th Soup’s On will be held at the Greater Blackville Resource Center (Voice of Hope Ministries Building), allowing participants an up-close look at the Blackville Food Bank.


Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Your roadmap to wellness workshops
Tuesday, May 6 – 2:00-4:00 pm, 6:00-8
“Your roadmap to wellness:
Taking S.M.A.R.T. steps to manage your diabetes

On Tuesday, May 6, the Canadian Diabetes Association will be hosting a free, interactive workshop at Rodd Miramichi River Hotel in Miramichi. Chad Duplessie, Live Well! Bien Vivre! Health Coach, will show you how to set S.M.A.R.T. wellness goals that stick, and a local expert will lead the group in a resistance band exercise and give some practical tips on getting more active. All participants will leave the workshop with a personalized S.M.A.R.T. plan. There will also be a tradeshow featuring local community resources and the latest in diabetes products.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants may register for either the afternoon workshop (2:00 ??? 4:00 p.m.) or evening session (6:00 ??? 8:00 p.m.), and are invited to also attend the tradeshow between 4:00 ??? 6:00 p.m. Please contact 1-800-884-4232 ext. 0 or email for more information or to register.

Ashley Murphy 1-800-884-423
Wednesday, Soups On – Hunger Awareness Week
Wednesday, May 7 – 11:30 – 1:30
“On May 7th, a special Hunger Awareness Week edition of Soups On will be held at the St. Andrew’s United Church Hall in Blackville and will be hosted by Chef Greg Godfrey, Canadian Red Seal Executive Chef at the Delta Fredericton. Chef Godfrey recently participated in Catelli???s Help Us Feed the Hope campaign in support of Canadian food banks. We are challenging the Chef to prepare an easy and inexpensive meal which will bring smiles to our discriminating diners.

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
R.E.L.I.E.F. Chronic Pain Support Group *FREE*
Thursday, May 8 – 7-9pm
“R.E.L.I.E.F. Chronic pain support group is a not for profit organization created by a chronic pain sufferer. The group is a monthly 2 hour free meeting discussing topics related to pain and coping mechanisms. This educational session gives sufferers answers to many questions they have about their pain and how to improve their quality of life while living with pain.
Monthly guest speakers come in to discuss the many pain management techniques and coping mechanisms specific to pain.
This group welcomes sufferers and their family members to attend this free educational group that empowers pain sufferers to take control of their health care needs.

Angie MacDonald 506-210-3568
Give it Up For Hunger
Thursday, May 8 –
“Residents of Blackville, Renous and the surrounding communities are encouraged to Give It Up for Hunger on Thursday, May 8th.

Give It Up ??? Close to 850,00 Canadians have relied on food banks this past month. Know what it???s like to have food out of reach by challenging yourself to give up your lunches or a food staple during the week.
Give Hunger A Voice – Share your experience- go online and show your support via Facebook, Twitter or blogging or wear a Hunger Awareness Week sticker.
Give It Out – Donate food, funds or your time to our local food bank. Donation Jars are located at Home Hardware, Credit Union, Irving & Pharmasave in Blackville; the Route 118, Right Way & Renous Convenience Stores and at all Hunger Awareness Week Events.

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Jumpin’ Fishes Gala Dinner with Juno Winner Stephen Fearing
Friday, May 9 – 7 pm
“Folk singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing will appear at the ???Jumpin??? Fishes??? Gala Dinner, May 9, at the United Church Center in Blackville. The evening will feature a gourmet meal of fresh Atlantic Salmon, and music by the Juno award winning performer. The event is a celebration of our community, sponsored by the Greater Blackville Resource Center, and is timed to mark the end of Hunger Awareness Week activities in Blackville. We hope to see this become an annual celebration of ???Unity in our Community???.
Stephen Fearing is a veteran of eight solo albums in addition to releases as half of the duo Fearing and White, and another eight albums with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. He has won Juno awards for solo album Yellowjacket and for Kings of Love, with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Stephen winds up a tour of western Canada later in April, just in time for his appearance in Blackville. He has made a special effort to support this event, so please don???t miss this incredible opport

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Rotary Club of Chatham
Saturday, May 10 – 6:30 pm
“Rotary Club of Chatham 2014 Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition Ceremony. In Honour of Barry Campbell-Chairman of the Miramichi Relay for Life, Retired RCMP Officer. Lowell Loveday -Partner with Investia Financial Services, Rotary Assistant District Governor. Gary Dunn – Minor Hockey and Baseball Coach. Ian Flieger-Minor Hockey and Ringette Coach. Saturday May 10th, 2014 Dinner at 6:30pm Rodd Miramici River Hotel. Tickets $40.00each. RSVP by May 2nd, 2014 call Gena 773-6406 or 778-9995

Gena Skidd 773-6406
Community Movie Night
Sunday, May 11 – 6:00 pm
“You are invited to see the movie “Time Changer” – a Bible Professor from 1890 comes forward in time to the present via a time machine and cannot believe the things he sees!

Miramichi Wesleyan Church 622-7845
6th Annual Miramichi Fusion Festival
Wednesday, May 14 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Miramichi Fusion Festival is an all-day annual event which sees many groups and activities coming together for a day of community involvement, youth participation and fun. This event evolved from the annual M.E.M.A. Slow-Pitch tournament which began in 2007, and it continues to grow! It is a festival for the whole family, especially promoting our youth.

Along with the slow-pitch tournament, the events scheduled for this year include face painting, breakfast, washer toss, skateboard and video game competitions, live music, BBQ, 3 on 3 basketball, carnival games, princess and pirate themed tea parties, the bike rodeo and many more!

Event Objective:

To create an open event with emphasis on youth involvement which encourages the community to come together, providing an opportunity to raise awareness of self, community, volunteerism, supporting a local cause in a fund raising capacity and encouraging youth in support of the City???s Wellness Strategy.

Millerton Home & School – Ford Drive One for your School
Saturday, May 24 – 8:00am – 2:00pm
“Millerton Home & School will be hosting a Ford Drive one for your School on May 24, 2014 from 8am-2pm at the Millerton School. For every test drive Ford will donate $20 to the Millerton Home and School.

There will be lots of activities going on at the school throughout the day including a Pancake Breakfast, Yard Sale, BBQ, Face Painting, Jumping Castle and more!!! Everyone is welcome to attend!