Santa Paws Dog-walk

St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and Animal Defenders are holding a free dog-walk for the public Saturday, December 10 at 4:00pm starting at the Telem parking lot on the Pondfill (opposite Carnival Village) and walking through Philipsburg. Santa hats provided for those without, refreshments at the end of the walk. All dogs welcome but must be leashed. For more information call 553-3116.


Volunteer Project Managers

The SXM DOET Team is looking for Volunteer Project Managers to assist with SXM DOET 2017. You'll be requested to support NGOs with their projects, communication, groundwork, among many other things. Interested in helping contribute to the cause? Email: or call 586-0808. For more info go to or .


Club Meeting

Philipsburg Toastmasters Club  meetings at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library Meeting Room are held the first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month at 7:15pm.

Funding Opportunity

Are you an NGO in need of funding for a social project? Contact ‘Samenwerkende Fondsen’ (SFC), also known as the Cooperating Foundations for the Dutch Caribbean: email or call 586-0808. For more information visit:

Applications for Funding

Be the Change Foundation has opened its application process for mini grant funding for 2017 to all NGO and non-profit organizations. Apply online at The deadline to apply is December 7, 2016. If more information is needed, email

Karate School
St. Maarten Kyokushinkai Karate School is starting with new classes for children from 6 years and up. For information call Sensei Mike at 523-6519 or email:

Sailing Lessons
St Maarten Yacht Club Sailing School is registering students 8 and up for sailing classes for beginners and advanced sailors. For a detailed schedule and more information, visit or email or call 586-0850.

Dance Classes
Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy Foundation (DADA) is registering students for the new school year. Classes include the following: Dance: Ballet, Jazz, Liturgical, Dance Fitness, Vocals, Piano and Guitar. Academic remedial classes in Math and English are also preparing to begin for grades 4-6 with prep classes for Exam students. Interested persons can contact the school via email at or call 522-5801 or 523-4436 for further information.

JCI Recruiting
JCI LIVE Soualiga global leadership and networking organisation is now recruiting members ranging from 18 to 40 years who want to develop their leadership skills in personal growth, business, community and internationalism. The leadership team meets at University of St. Maarten on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. Contact or call 1-721-588-1833 for additional information.

Yoga at Library
Gentle yoga for persons 50+ is back at Philipsburg Jubilee Library, 10:00-11:00am Mondays. For information and registration call Inez at 553-3020

Club Meeting
SXM Achievers Toastmasters Club bimonthly meetings at Asha Stevens School (Cay Hill) in the Teachers’ Lounge are the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 7:30pm.

Church Service
Grace International Baptist Church invites the public to attend Sunday morning worship service at Philipsburg Jubilee Library 10:00-11:30am. For more information call 586-2738 or 554-9590.

Community Service
Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten requests that foundations, associations, schools, clubs and other public organisations, including Government organisations, contact the Probation Office to register as community service workplace. For more information call 542-3470 or 542-3477 or e- mail .

Youth leaders
Oranje Community School is looking for youth leaders. If you are interested call Olivia Jacobs or Valeria Richards at tel. 586-7948 for an appointment.

Volunteers Needed
Community Outreach Mentorship and Empowerment Center (COME) is looking for volunteers in the areas Adult Literacy Teachers, Cooks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and an all-round person. For more information call 542-2575 or e-mail:

Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing Classes
BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are offered for children and adults at Renzo Gracie St Maarten. Pre-registration required for children’s classes. All classes take place at SXM BJJ, 15 Wellington Road, second floor, Cole Bay. For more information call 580-3894 or e-mail

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 Prince’s Quarter, St. Maarten (behind Firgos Paper and Oduber Agencies). For more information call 542-6971.

Support Group
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. 587-6553.

Dance Classes
Dance Theater of St. Maarten will be registering students ages 3+ for classes. For detailed schedule and new tuition rates, visit our website, e-mail us at or call 520-6914.

Free HIV testing
St. Maarten AIDS Foundation is offering free and confidential HIV testing at its office Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Results are available in 15 minutes. Call 553-2626 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.

Volunteers Needed
St Maarten Red Cross is looking for volunteers. Interested persons can visit its building or call 545-2333 or 586-5330 for more information.

Positive Thinking
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.

Opening Hours
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: Interested persons between the ages of 24 to 67 can apply. Contact number 542-3457/68 ext. 243 or email inquiries sent to

HOPE Meetings
HIV/AIDS support group HOPE is inviting all HIV positive persons to attend its monthly meetings. For more information contact Dr. Gerard van Osch during office hours.

Volunteers Needed
St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation is seeking volunteers during the morning hours for special activities. For more information call 520-8887.

Volunteers Needed
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.

Animal Volunteer
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: