Fridays & Saturdays/St Malo & St Pierre Operation Red Nose St-Malo is back giving rides in communities along Hwy 75 and Hwy 59 south on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31. Call 204-347-5518. Committed to getting you home safe again this holiday season. Donations accepted. Proceeds to St-Malo Iberville Hall upgrades.

Fri., Dec. 2/RM of Emerson-Franklin Franklin Christmas Cheer Board accepting applications for Christmas hampers for 2022. Residents of the former RM of Franklin may apply. Drop off applications at Emerson-Franklin Municipal Office in Dominion City, email to pottclayton@gmail.com or fill in by phone at 204-427-2638. Deadline for applications is Dec. 2.

Sun., Dec. 4/Sprague 3 p.m. – Community Christmas Carol Service, at Sprague Hall. Lunch to follow.

Tues., Dec. 6/Steinbach 7:30 p.m. – Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Holiday Tour 2022, at Steinbach Mennonite Church, 345 Loewen Blvd. Steinbach Arts Council proudly presents an evening of holiday music with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Steinbach Youth Chorus, Steinbach Children’s Chorus, special guest narrator, audience sing-along and your holiday favourites. For tickets, visit SteinbachArts.ca or call Tara 204-346-1077.

The following events may be postponed. Please call for more information.

ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA: Education, treatment programs, ongoing support for people dealing with panic, anxiety attacks, social anxiety, excessive worrying, phobias and stress. For information call 204-345-8511 or www.adam.n.e.man@mts.net.

CARILLON TOASTMASTERS: Meetings are open to adults who want to improve their leadership and communication skills; it also helps you improve your confidence as a speaker. Our meetings are held on Thursday evenings at the Jake Epp Library at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome without advance notice. Phone 204-346-1358 for more info.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Central office 24 hours (1-204-942-0126). Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, 8 p.m.: Steinbach, 304 2nd St., back door of Cultural Arts Centre (third Sunday of the month is an open speaker meeting and cake night. Everyone welcome at open meetings), Sue 204-346-0932, Chuck 204-326-5096; Wednesday, 8 p.m.: Rat River AA Group Meetings, St-Pierre-Jolys, Sugar Shack (next door to St Pierre Museum), 432 Joubert St. Contacts Cindy D. 204-433-7575, Brian P. 204-955-6563; Thursday, 8 p.m.: Niverville Mennonite Church, 116 3rd Ave., Bob 204-388-4360; Daily 7 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.: Landmark, 162 Main St, Bob 204-791-3998; Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Ste Anne Catholic Church, 162 Central Ave., Richard 431-335-1558.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Wednesday mornings: Steinbach – Evangelical Fellowship Church (north entrance), 200 Woodhaven Ave. Info: Betty-Lou Toews 204-326-6397 or Emily Thiessen 204-326-3070; Catholic Church Hall, Ste Anne, 8:30 a.m., Yvonne 204-371-7261 or Mary 204-422-5961; New Horizons Senior Centre (Grunthal) 8:15 a.m. Leader Dorothy Funk 204-434-6094 or weight recorder Mary Harder 204-434-6041.

GOOD TIME 5 PIN BOWLING LEAGUE: Deluxe Bowling Lanes in Steinbach. This league began Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. and is for men of all ages. You will be guaranteed a lot of good times and some friendly competition. Enter as a single or make up your own team of 5 men. Contact Landis at 204-392-2865 or Doug at 204-326-3902, or email lwdirks@gmail.com.

DRINKING PROBLEMS?: The Whiteshell group of Alcoholics Anonymous meet every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in All People’s Church, Falcon Lake. Come and meet with us or call 204-349-2374 in Falcon Lake. We can help.

STE ANNE LIONS CLUB: Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Ste Anne English School in the library. Call Pat 204-422-8259 for more information.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: First and third Monday of the month, 2-7 p.m., Evangelical Mennonite Church, 422 Main St. To volunteer call Reg Reimer 204-326-3064. For information call 1-888-236-6283.

LORETTE AL-ANON 12 STEP RECOVERY GROUP: Meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Call 204-797-4773 for information.

FREE WEEKLY WORKSHOP: for clients that are employed or seeking employment. Tuesdays – Numeracy 1-3 p.m.; Tuesdays – Document Use for Work 6-8 p.m.; Tuesdays – Document Use & the Web 6-8 p.m.; Wednesdays – Computer Use 6-8 p.m.; Thursdays – Computer Use 3-5 p.m.; Thursdays – Numeracy 6-8 p.m. Workplace Essential Skills Training Centre, 14 – 90 Brandt Street in Steinbach. Register by calling 204-326-2123.

STEP AEROBICS WITH WEIGHTS: Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., ICSP School Gym, St-Pierre-Jolys. For info or to register call Stephanie 204-320-2667, Louise 204-433-3839 or The Health Corner 204-433-3891.

CHRONIC DISEASE EDUCATION TEAM (CDET): Education for individuals and families who are living with diabetes and/or heart health issues. Please call 204-320-2475 for more information on how to meet with a nurse and/or a dietitian.

RICHER RECOVERY AA GROUP: Meet every Monday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at LUD Hall in Richer. If you would like more information, call Jeff at 204-371-5518 or Albert at 204-380-3058.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION STEINBACH BRANCH: Meets first Tuesday of the month via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.; Ladies Auxiliary meets first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Steinbach Legion, 227 Main St – Unit 5. Email: steinbach190rcl@outlook.com.

REAL WOMEN/REAL LIFE SUPPORT GROUPS: Addictions? Depression? Post abortive? Loss? Stress? Other? Women only support groups are available weekly, year round. Free. Confidential. Life changing; 12-step Life Recovery Bible provided. For locations and more info call Shon McLaren (Clear Springs Counselling) 1-204-955-4296.

ARE YOU EXPECTING?: Or do you have a baby? Are you a parent or caregiver? Steinbach Family Resource Centre offers a wide variety of programs to support your family. Free prenatal and postnatal classes can be registered for at family@steinbachfrc.ca. We are open for in-person support Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 204-346-0413 with any questions.

EASTMAN OSTEOPOROSIS GROUP: We are available to provide education and support for those with or interested in osteoporosis. Contact Irene Lemoine, 204-422-8019.

PTSD PROJECTS CANADA PEER SUPPORT GROUP: Meetings in Steinbach at the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Lumber Ave (across from T.G. Smith Centre), the last Thursday each month at 7 p.m.; New chapter in RM of Tache at the Municipal Office, corner of Hwy 206 and Trans-Canada Hwy, with meetings the second Thursday each month at 7 p.m. Contact Lou Savard 204-392-2235 or Lesli Brandt 204-270-0279 for info.

MOOD DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA: MDAM offers individual and group support groups in the South Eastman Region. If you would like more information on our services, please contact Judy at 204-444-5228, email JudyD@mooddisodersmanitoba.ca or visit www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/. We are currently offering a mental wellness/support group at the Seniors Centre in St Malo on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information on this group, feel free to contact Judy, or call directly the St Malo volunteer group facilitator Leo, at 204-712-0833.

BREASTFEEDING HELP: For help with breastfeeding issues, call breastfeeding counsellor Jacqui Broesky at 204-346-0100.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: last Monday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., Steinbach 55 Plus. Information: Greg Schipper: 204-326-9614.

CLUB JOVIAL: Located at 157 Central Avenue in Ste Anne, is available for all seniors 50 years of age and older on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. for billiards and cards. Coffee and refreshments served. Call Larry at 204-807-6886 for more information.

AL-ANON: Monday 7:30 p.m. Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre back door, downstairs. For information call Lloyd 204-326-4365.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, STEINBACH AREA: Are you living with Multiple Sclerosis and would like to connect with other people in the MS community? The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada offers a peer support group in Steinbach that meets the 1st Thursday of the month between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (September to June). Please contact Tara Mamchuk, coordinator – Community Connections, at 1-800-268-7582 (ext 4904) or tara.mamchuk@mssociety.ca for more information.

STEINBACH ROTARY CLUB: meets the first and third Wednesday every month at Mennonite Heritage Village. For information contact Cornie at 204-326-3155.

KIDS CAN COPE SUPPORT GROUP: For children and teenagers who have a parent or family member living with cancer. Group starts Sept. 15 in Steinbach. Contact Jen Reimer at Steinbach Cancer Care to register at 204-346-5160.

LORETTE CLUB LES BLES D’OR: at 1254 Dawson Rd, Lorette, Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for seniors or persons with special needs to participate in activities with others under the assistance of qualified personnel. Contact Maureen LeDressay, program coordinator, at 204-878-2682 on those days. A home care assessment will be completed by the case coordinator from the Steinbach Service to Seniors board. Once recommended, program coordinator will contact you for transport arrangements. User fee (determined by the Government of Manitoba).

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: For parents supporting children with disabilities meet the last Monday every month at Oakridge Tea House, 7 p.m. To register call Sarah 204-392-6880 or email partnersanew@gmail.com.

THREADS OF TIME QUILTERS GUILD: Meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fernwood, 303 Third St, contact Val Kasper 204-326-3380.

STEINBACH & AREA LIONS CLUB: Meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., South East Helping Hands, Steinbach. Information: 204-326-2313.

DIABETES & HEART HEALTH EDUCATION SESSIONS: This support group has been expanded to include information on heart health and diabetes. Meet third Tuesday every month, Whitemouth Health Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. NEHA nurse and dietician will answer questions. For information call Kelly at 204-345-1239. Family members welcome.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF MANITOBA SUPPORT GROUPS: Steinbach Support Group for Spousal Caregivers, last Tuesday each month 1-2:30 p.m., and Support/Education for Family and Friends, last Wednesday each month 7-9 p.m., both at South Eastman Office, Raintree Financial Solutions boardroom 9A – 90 Brandt St; Grunthal: third Thursday each month 7-9 p.m., Greendale Estate, 231 Park St, second floor lounge; Niverville: second Wednesday each month 7-9 p.m., Heritage Life Personal Care Home, 100 Heritage Trail, education room; Springfield: third Thursday each month 1-3 p.m., Springfield Public Library, 60024 Hwy 206; Ste Anne: second Thursday each month 1:30-3 p.m., Villa Youville meeting room, 15 Charriere Rd. Call Jen Reimer 204-326-5771 for more info or email alzse@alzheimer.mb.ca.