MONDAY EDITION — MAY 7, 2012 #2300
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Mothers’ Day High Tea
The Baillie House presents this lovelytradition on May 12th. Two seatings:11:30am and 1pm. Reservations required by May 10th, seating is limited.Tickets$12.50 ea.FMI call 378-0349.
Sat. May 12, 10am-4pm, Civic Centre.5-hour workshop from xeriscapeinstructor Fwen Steele. Fee: $35. Learnthe 7 steps to xeriscape and make a beautiful garden from a wide range of climate appropriate plants. Register atthe Civic Ctre front office or call 315-1050. Sponsored by the City of Merritt &Water Resource Advisory Committee.
Mother’s Day garage sale
The NV Together Team is holding aMothers Day garage sale May 13, behindDavis Leathers & More, 10am-1pm. Book your tables at Drop Dead Threadz$15/table, garage sale type items. There willalso be hot dogs, smokies, pop & water; facepainting. To donate to the NVTT pleasedrop off at Country Bug Books.
Samoan Male Quartet
Concert of inspiring and upbeat musicat Crossroads Community Church onMonday, May 14, 7pm. One time eventsponsored by local Adventist Church, forall ages. Come and enjoy with your fam-ily and friends. Sample of their music atwww.keepersofthefaith.com. Free admis-sion, FMI call Karel (250)523-9086.
"Raise the Roof" steak dinner
Saturday May 26, 5pm & 7:15pm atthe Grand Pub & Grill. Proceedstowards re-building the walls at St.Michael's Anglican Church. Tickets $15each, phone 378-3772.
Nicolla Valley Fall Fair fundraisers
Fall Fair volunteers are still fundrais-ing for the installation of running waterand sewer to the Fair Building, and thenthe next project is to build washroomfacilities. They are nearing their goal andare very thankful to Merrittonians andtheir donations to their fundraisingefforts. They will be holding Giant YardSales again this year. Donations are grate-fully accepted, phone 378-2303 for freepickup on Wed & Thur, or arrangementscan be made to deliver your donations tothe Fair Building. The sales will be heldMay 26-27, June 16, July 18, Aug 11 & 12.
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I changed my i Pod name to Titanic. It's syncing now. • When chemists die, they barium.Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid . He says he can stop any time.How does Moses make his tea ? Hebrews it.I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
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May isHOSPICE PALLIATIVECARE MONTH
The Power of Presence
– how to be there foranyone facing difficult timesThurs. May 3, 2-3pm & Tues. May 8 6:30-7:30pm. DVD presentation and discussion, atthe Library. For those who would like to knowhow to be more supportive of those who aredying or those who are grieving.
with Joyce Hendry, Grief Counsellor, Kamloops HospiceMay 15, 1-4pm at the Florentine. Public session,a unique opportunity to learn about the grievingprocess and coping strategies. Everyone is wel-come at this session, but space is limited so pre-registration is requested by calling 280-4040.
Refreshments will be served at all events.
For more info call Merritt Hospice (250)280-4040
MERRITT AND DISTRICT HOSPICE
Heart & Stroke’sBig Bike ride
The Big Bike rides today. Come outand watch as 29 riders enjoy a 20-minute, heart-pumping ride throughdowntown Merritt along Voght St.,Quilchena and Nicola Ave.Local volunteers have made a specialeffort this year to gather more riders.With only 3 rides in Merritt last year,organizers were planning to cut Merrittout of the loop. However, extra effortswere made & there are at least twiceteams as last year!And, 3 teams will ride in memory of Marg Reynoldson, a first in BC for anofficial memorial ride!Every dollar raised by the ridershelps fund research, education andadvocacy. Rides start at 3pm from CivicCtr, last ride leaves at 7pm.
Family Caregiver Wk
"This is a week where we recognizethe everyday heroes who provide phys-ical, emotional and financial support forthose people who need it the most: theelderly, chronically ill or those livingwith a disability in facility, communityand home settings.I know being a caregiver to a lovedone strengthens the bond between fami-ly members. It can also take a toll on thecaregiver's own physical, emotional andfinancial health. In B.C., we're fortunateto have caregiver networks that providesupport groups, workshops and otherresources for those coping with thestress and fatigue of being a caregiver.We also have a comprehensive, well-funded home care and home supportprogram to help take some of the bur-den from family caregivers. In April, theB.C. Seniors Home Renovation TaxCredit came into effect to help alleviatethe burden and enable family caregiversand seniors to remain together.On behalf of all British Columbians, Iwould like to thank all those familycaregivers who put their families firstevery day. Your dedication and commit-ment to improving the quality of life of friends and family members is trulyinspiring."
—Premier Christie Clark
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