St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial School on Wednesday, October 21. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm.
Dutch Quarter Community Health Fair is set for Oct 17 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the United Pentecostal Church grounds, Nazareth Rd. Dutch Quarter. Testing for Glucose, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol ($5), Breast Exams, Glaucoma/Eye Exams and information sessions.
Seniors Appreciation Day
Good News Baptist Church, St. Peters invites all seniors to their Seniors Appreciation Day planned for Sunday October 18 starting 8:30am. A wheelchair accessible bus is available for seniors who are in need of transportation. For more information call 581-1468.
Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (C.D.F.H.A.) is now registering persons/families for their new Backyard Gardening Program. For further information and to register persons can contact the various Community Help Desk’s at: Hope Estate 5422802, Cole Bay 5444302, Dutch Quarter 5203418, St. Peters: 5484633 or the main office at the Vineyard Building: 5421122/ 542 9925
First Responder/EMR re-certification
Andante Music School is registering students of all ages for the new Music school year 2015-2016. For more information call 520-1030 or 542-0727.
In connection with the upcoming Girls Softball Tournament in the Dominican Republic, the St. Martin PONY League reminds all girls Softball players that pre-selection practice sessions have started and are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Belvedere Field.
Female Soccer Team
Teachers, Volunteers Needed
SXM Community Garden Network, a non-profit organisation dedicated to growing quality, chemical-free, and GMO-free produce right, is looking for volunteers. For more information call 554-4156 or e-mail facebook.com/sxmcommunitygardens .
Steel Pan Classes
Adults and children 5 and over are advised to register for steel pan afterschool classes at Dow’s Musical Foundation. Registration forms can be collected at A.Th. Illidge Road 48, Lower Princes Quarter, St Maarten (behind Firgos Paper and Oduber agencies). For more information call 542-6971.
Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy (DADA) is registering new and continuing students at the Yogesh Complex 2nd floor, across from Le Grand Marché Supermarket, Cul de Sac. Sign up for Liturgical, Ballet or Jazz in dance from ages 2 to Adult. Vocal, piano and guitar lessons are available for students ages 5 to adults. Registration times are Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am to 12:00pm. For more information call 523-4436 or 522-5801.
Women of Destiny Support Group for single mothers meets on the second Monday of every month at Christian Faith Ministry love hall in Dutch Quarter at 7:30pm (purple church). Tel.
Free HIV testing
St. Maarten AIDS Foundation is offering free and confidential HIV testing at its office Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Results are available in 15 minutes. If these hours are not convenient call 553-2626 or 588-4636 to make an appointment. The office is on the second floor of the Blue Point building in Cole Bay (across from Tropicana Casino). Parking and entrance at the back of the building.
St Maarten Red Cross is looking for volunteers. Interested persons can visit their building or call 545-2333 or 586-5330 for more information.
Brahma Kumaris St. Maarten invites persons to its on-going free meditation and Positive Thinking courses at Raj Yoga Centre, 16 Front Street. Call 524-2554 or 542-0541 for more information.
Community Reading Class
Organised by the Salvation Army at Union Road #59, Cole Bay, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30-4:30pm.
Programme for Alcoholics
Al-Anon is a non-profit 12-step programme in partnership with Alcoholics Anonymous available for persons, family and friends of persons who may have a problem with alcoholism. The support group meets at Red Cross on Airport Boulevard every Monday and Friday, 6:00-7:00pm. For information call 527-1343.
St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation informs the general public that the museum opening hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Foster Parents Needed
HIV/AIDS support group HOPE is inviting all HIV positive persons to attend their monthly meetings. For more information contact Dr. Gerard van Osch, tel. 544-5374, during office hours.
St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation is seeking volunteers during the morning hours for special activities. For more information call 520-8887.
Les Quatre Pattes/PAWS animal association has several opportunities available for those seeking to help the animals on the island. Volunteers willing to help call 0690-34-04-07 or 552-0407.