Animal rights groups urge all pet owners and firework players to be aware that fireworks activities cause extreme distress to some animals. This distress can lead to erratic behaviour and even panic. Owners should put measures in place to keep their pets safely inside or comforted. Fireworks players should try to limit animals’ exposure to fireworks.
Philipsburg Jubilee Library is offering free “Gentle Yoga” classes for senior citizens (50 plus) on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00am. For registration and information call 5533020.
Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy (DADA) is now offering Djembe Drums, guitar, vocals and piano lessons for students four years and up. Dance classes in liturgical, contemporary, ballet and jazz are also offered for students two years to adults. Registration now open Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm, and Saturday, 10:30am to 1:00pm. Located at the Yogesh Commercial Complex, second floor, Cul de Sac, across from Le Grand Marché Supermarket. For information call 721-523-4436/522-5801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Outreach Mentorship and Empowerment Center (COME) is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Adult Literacy Teachers, Cooks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and an all-round person. For more information call 542-2575 or email: email@example.com
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 542-2802, Cole Bay 5444302, Dutch Quarter 520-3418, St. Peters: 5484633 or the main office at the Vineyard Building: 542-1122/ 542-9925
Walichi Basketball Association is looking for volunteers, especially high school students in need of volunteer hours. Volunteers in the categories of graphic design, photographers, video editors, kitchen helpers, table scorers and all around volunteers for the Ladies Basketball Championship and upcoming Interscholastic Basketball Championship. For more information call 581-8502 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Youth Development Center Foundation is offering sewing, fashion design and nail technology classes as well as a girls’ mentorship programme. Call 580-6796 or 0690 26.93.66 or email Ydc.email@example.com for more information.
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.
Self-defence and Muay Thai Kickboxing offered for children and adults at Renzo Gracie St Maarten. All classes take place at SXM BJJ 15 Wellington Road, Cole Bay. For more information contact 580 3894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Female Soccer Team
FC Soualiga is looking for ladies to join its female soccer team. Practice takes place at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex in Cay Hill every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm. Contact email@example.com , phone number 559-7482, Facebook: FC Soualiga, or visit during practice hours, if interested.
Beyond Kultura is seeking volunteers to organise, write project proposals, just be a hands-on person with lots of creativity to help out in projects. Call for an orientation meeting on 527-1223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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.
Dance Theater of St. Maarten will be registering students ages 3+ for classes. For detailed schedule and new tuition rates, visit our website www.dancesxm.com, e-mail us at email@example.com or call 520-6914.
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
Foundation Judiciary Institutes Windward Islands (FJIWI)/Stichting Justitiele Inrichtingen Bovenwinden (SJIB), is looking for foster parents: permanent foster parents, weekend/vacation foster parents and emergency/crisis foster parents. For more information 542-3449. Email inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Animals R Friends Foundation needs volunteers 15 years and older who are not afraid of handling animals for various tasks: feeding cats and dogs, walking dogs, guest-speakers for ARF, lesson materials for schools, etc. For more information call at 556-1191/527-0527/520-7365/526-0113 or e-mail: email@example.com .