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Hello everyone….here are a few more events that have been emailed to me. 
Lending Library at Chebucto Connections
Do you love to read?  Well, we can help!  Chebucto Connections in conjunction with Reachability have created a FREE lending library at 531 Herring Cove Rd.
 Stop in and browse the books ranging from beginner to advanced. There is sure to be something for everyone’s taste.  It’s a “pick-up a book…   …leave a book” arrangement, so if we all follow these simple instructions all eager minds can enjoy the literature. Our hours are Mon-Fri from 9am to 4pm.
I mentioned in a past post about the ECHO community hub. The schedule is up here:
One of the services offered will be by Reachability, every Friday from 11:15am-1:15pm with Form Filling Aid. The Form Filling Assistance program is free and assistance will be provided for forms such as criminal record pardons, lease agreements, applications and more! Feel free to drop in at 531 Herring Cove Rd.
‘Soup’s On Again’ is based on the pilot project “Soup’s On” offered to the Spryfield community in 2013/2014. The project offers nutritious and homemade soup and sandwiches on a weekly basis during the colder months of the year. Last year during the pilot project two facilitators were hired who were in receipt of Social Assistance to become trained in food handling and First Aid/CPR. The two facilitators planned, shopped, cooked and served the meal for the project and reported to a community steering committee. We are looking for two such people again this year. For more information, or to apply, contact khollery_stpaulsfri@hotmail.com.
Project WELL: Helping Mature Women Further Their Education is a non-profit society, incorporated in 2014. It’s a 100% volunteer run society that is focused on raising funds to assist mature women in furthering their education. To find out more, please check out: www.project-well.org or Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectwellsociety.
We have lots of non-profits in Spryfield, and…the Ecology Action Centers efficiency coordinator Emma Norton is looking for non-profit organizations who are interested in becoming more energy efficient and want to have a clearly laid plan to make it possible.  Through their latest culture of efficacy project, they are offering workshops, consultations, educational materials and an energy management plan. Please contact Emma Norton at 1-902-422-0199 or email at efficiency@ecologyaction.ca.
Coverdale Courtwork Society has some upcoming workshops for women who have been involved in the criminal justice system.  Feel free to refer women who you know or work with.  Please call or email to register for any of these workshops, by phoning 902-42-6417 and press “0” or email coverdale@eastlink.ca, attn. Workshops. They are located at 2346 Hunter St., Halifax.  You can also learn more about Coverdale by checking out their website at www.coverdale.ca. Workshop topics include “Beyond Trauma,” and “Managing Feelings of Anger.”
Spryfield 41st Santa Claus Parade – 2014 Application deadline is Monday, November 17.This year’s Spryfield Santa Clause parade will be taking place Sunday, November 30th starting at 2pm. For more information contact Bruce Holland with the Spryfield and District Business Commission (SDBC) for an application and set of parade rules. Bruce can be reached at sdbc@eastlink.ca or by calling 902-452-7472.
The Spryfield business community is invited to a networking event at Pavia Gallery, where people will have an opportunity to meet Halifax MP Megan Leslie. The event being hosted by the Spryfield and District Business Commission on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:00pm. Please RSVP to Bruce Holland sdbc@eastlink.ca or 902-452-7472 by November 5.
Gingerbread Tea, auction, and cake walk on Saturday, November 15 from 1-3pm at St. James United Church at 3811 Old Sambro Road. Also at St. James United, on Sunday November 16 from 6:30 to 9:30pm there will be a singer/songwriter circle. Song writers will be sharing their songs and stories of what inspired them to write the tunes.  Admission by donation and all are welcome.
‘Taking Action Against Abuse of Older Adults’ Workshop on November 3rd, 2014 – 12:30 to 4:30pm at the YWCA Spryfield. The YWCA invites you to attend a free four-hour workshop on taking action against abuse of older adults.  This introductory workshop will teach you basic awareness of abuse of older adults. Through the workshop, you will gain awareness of abuse, neglect and self-neglect; practices to respond to abuse, communication skills and how to be part of the solution. This workshop is geared towards frontline staff and volunteers. Space is limited, so please respond to Twyla Nichols at t.nichols@ywcahalifax.ca or call 902-423-6162 ext. 4228 before Oct 30th if interested.
Every 2nd Tuesday at the YWCA Spryfield at 358 Herring Cove Road a support program for women is being offered. It is called “The Bridge” and consists of multi-service supports for women returning to education to better their financial situation.  Women work individually with YWCA mentors and within a peer community to overcome obstacles to achieve their family, education and career goals.  Participants develop an action plan that addresses educational goals at a high school or college level, and receive career mentoring in a field that pays a family-sustaining wage, priority access to YWCA Early Learning & Child Care, financial management, and personal and family wellness. For More Info, please call Nicole Boutilier at 902-423-6162 ex. 4241 or email n.boutilier@ywcahalifax.com.
Noon meditation classes at the Spryfield Mall Wellness Centre: October 29th & November 5th, 2014 – 12pm. For more info and to register, please contact Yvonne Macor at meditate.ns@gmail.com.
Car Seat Training Course on Oct. 31, 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Chebucto Family Centre. Car crashes are a major cause of death and severe injury for children in Canada.  Car and booster seats can reduce that risk.  The Children’s Restraint Systems Technician Course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to help parents choose the correct seat for their child, install it correctly and adjust the harness straps.  Participants receive a certification and become members of the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada.
Call 902-479-3031 ext. 310 if interested in registering.  Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided but lunch is not.
Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, November 1st, 2014 – 9am till Noon at 5 Kirk Rd, corner of Parkhill and Kirk Rds,  Jollimore. Parkhill United Church will be holding an Indoor Yard Sale this Saturday, Nov 1st.  It will be held at the Church. 

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