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The second annual Sumptuous Sicilian on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr. Marsala and Moscato are just a few wines Italy is known for. Join us for this wine-themed evening with gastronomic delights by Chef Steph. Visit the website: www.kennyspondresidence.com or for more information call 745-7145. — Photo by Thinkstock

Friday, October 12

Dinner and roast to honour the Ven. John Dinn celebrating 25 years of ordained ministry. This event will take place Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at All Saint’s Parish Hall, Foxtrap, C.B.S. The cost is $30 per person. For tickets call Shirley Glynn at 368-9504.

Saturday, October 13

St. Thomas’ Church fall fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 9 a.m. at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. Morning coffee will be served. A hot roast beef dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner at $15 each and are available at 754-0151.

Sunday, October 14

St. John’s Orienteering Club Provincial Orienteering Championships, Sunday Oct. 14 at Camp Morristown, Foxtrap. Please visit the website www.sjoc.ca for details and registration contact 864-8634.

Tuesday, October 16

George Street UCW is hosting the Tapestry of Love concert featuring Brian Stevens and Diana Chappell, as they help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UCW at George Street United Church on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 (children 12 years and younger are free) and are available from UCW members or contact the Church Office at 726-8775.

Wednesday, October 17

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre annual general meeting on Wednesday Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. MUN Chemistry Physics Room C-2045. Free parking available in Lot 5 at rear of building. Public welcome, For more information visit www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

Thursay, October 18

Alien Ant Invasions: The origin and impact of the stinging European fire ant in Newfoundland on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in room SN2067 in the Science Building at Memorial University. Everyone is invited to public presentations of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.

Friday, October 19

Gospel concert, sponsored by the Glenbrook Lodge Ladies’ Auxiliary, at the Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road, on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Wesley Male Choir, NewFound Sound, and other groups and vocalists. Tickets available from the SA Bookstore on Adams Avenue, or by calling 752-8874.

Saturday, October 20

Powers Court open mike show at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more Information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

General Listings

Friday,  October 12

• The Rotary Club of St. John’s will hold its annual fundraising gala and auction in benefit of charitable projects in St. John’s this Friday, Oct. 12. The gala dinner, and auction is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland and will consist of a five course meal, silent and live auction with entertainment. Tickets are still available for anyone wishing to attend the dinner and auction by calling 687-5902. Donations can also be made by calling Linda at 685-8748.

 

Saturday, October 13

• Cowan Heights United Church, 141 Frecker Dr. will be having a garage sale from 9 a.m. – noon at the church auditorium on Saturday morning Oct. 13.

• The Wesley Church fall fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. (adults $10/children $5). A sale will start at 10 a.m. A sit-down roast beef dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. (adults $20/children $7). An auction will follow the dinner. For tickets call Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at  579-7900 or the church office at  579-3682.

 • A social is planned for former residents of Tack’s Beach, Placentia Bay, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the SUF Hall, Topsail. For further information contact Vera at 895-6429.

• The Anglican church of St. Philip’s will have a Halloween Dance with music by the “Flankers” on Oct. 13.  Cost $12. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Call 895-0715 or 895-0715 for more information.

 • The Parish of the Good Shepherd will present a dinner and cabaret Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Mount Pearl Reid Community Centre, featuring comedian Amy House. Tickets are $50. Call Kathy at 364-9077, Wanda at 745-3471, Donna at 364-6673 or the church at 747-1022.

• The Anglican church of St. Philip’s on 20 Coadys Road in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Harvest Festival from Oct. 13-29. For further information on activities please call the church office at 895-0715 or Linda Roberts at 895-1077 or Rebecca Tucker at 895-6542 or George King at 895-3360.

• The Scotiabank Cape to Cabot Health Expo is open to all runners and the general public this Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Macdonald Drive Junior High School in St. John’s. You can hear guest speakers, watch a trampoline demonstration, meet health professionals and sports vendors, and donate your gently used running shoes. There will also be a bouncy castle for the little ones. Admission is free.

Sunday, October 14

• Eastern Health’s Pastoral Care and Ethics department invites you to attend our annual “Walk to Remember” on Sunday, Oct. 14.  The walk will begin at 2 p.m. in front of the Bungalow in Bowring Park. This annual event is held to remember babies who have died through stillbirth, newborn death, miscarriage or other pregnancy losses. A memorial tree will be planted in a special place in Bowring Park. Parents, families and friends are invited to participate. No registration necessary. For further information call Rev. Jacintha Penney at 777-6959.

• Come on down this Sunday, Oct. 14 to the CLB Sunday Market from 12-4 p.m. and browse through the many tables of crafts, used and collectible items. Book your tables for the fall by calling 1-888-832-3229 or email clbsundaymarket@gmail.com.

• Old-time country open mike/jam session at the Carbonear Bethany United Church basement on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Acoustic stringed instruments only. All are welcome and admission is only $5.

• Come From Away reading series brings Dionne Brand to the East Coast. Once again the WANL Readings Committee has asked three Newfoundland authors to invite three “Come-From-Away” authors to read on the Rock. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Dionne Brand will be reading in St. John’s on Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at The Ship Pub and in Corner Brook on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Bar Room stop Jennifer’s. Brand has been invited to the CFA series by poet and educator Stephanie McKenzie, who will host the event in Corner Brook.

Monday, October 15

• During October 15-20, drop by one of the St. John’s Public Libraries to play games such as minute scrabble, a character scavenger hunt and more than 15 varieties of match. Try to match book covers, community names, bands, authors, publishers  and more. For more information call 737-2133.

• On Oct. 15 The Anglican Church of St. Philip’s will have a Harvest Jiggs dinner. Cost is $12 for adults and children younger than 10 are free. Two sitting at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Call 895-1077 or 895-6542 for more information.

• “Radical Forgiveness” with Susan Cummings on Mondays from Oct. 15 – Nov. 19 at The Lantern,  35 Barnes Rd.  For information and to register, please call Susan at  777-3545 or email susan.cummings@easternhealth.ca.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-week daytime and evening classes for new and returning students Monday thru Wednesday. Beginning the week of Oct. 15 at The Lantern, Mews Centre, and Wedgewood Park in St. John’s and at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Mount Pearl. A set of 20 gentle, easy moves that promote greater vitality and health in body/mind/spirit.  For all ages. Can also be done seated. For further details contact Sheila at  579-7863/727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or visit www.taichichihnl.ca

Tuesday, October 16

• “Responding to Change” with Helen Martinez on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. For information and to register, please call 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Bioenergetic Exercise classes and Bio-Spiritual Focusing with Donna Burt, Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 16, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. For information and to register, please call Donna at 728-2987 or email dburt@nf.sympatico.ca.

• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday Oct. 16 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. All Brother Knights are reminded to bring their current membership card.

• Women in Science and Engineering NL is launching its new speaker series sponsored by Statoil. Dr. Anne Storey. Memorial University will present on “What Animal Behaviour Can Tell Us About Human Behaviour” on Oct. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall, Memorial University. Register at www.wisenl.ca/speakerSeries/ss16oct2012_002.htm.

Thursday, October 18

• St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation is having its fourth Emerald auction and dinner on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Holiday Inn St. John’s. This evening of friendship, fun, laughter and fundraising is in support of the residents of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. There will be live and silent auctions, raffles and a three course meal with wine. Tickets are $75 each (tax-in) with tax receipt available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets call Jim at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home 752-8745 or email jbyrne@spmhf.nl.ca.

• St. Michael and All Angels’ Men’s Association will be having their annual flipper dinner (pork alternate) at the Shrine Club, Topsail Road on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 722-4511 or 579-8279. Tickets are limited.

Announcements

• Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design — craft and art classes. Acrylic painting, knitting and colour classes all starting soon. For more information on classes offered visit www.annatempletoncenter.com/adult-classes/.

• The House of Diamonds Art Centre has partnered with the Autism Society of NL to proudly present its second annual October is Autism Awareness Month. To submit artwork or for more information regarding the exhibit call 533-1168 or email hoda-programco-ordinator@hotmail.ca.

• Torbay New Horizons computer classes are offered free to male and female seniors/50+. Classes taught on a one on one basis, at your own pace. To register for fall and winter classes please call Mary at 437-6314 to register and for further information. Classes take place at the Kinsmen Community Centre, Bauline Line, Torbay.

• The RCMP Klondike Night committee is looking for their 2013 charities. Last year Klondike Night raised $67,228.24 for VOCM Cares in Support of Rainbow Riders and the SPCA-NL. They each received a cheque for $33,614.12. If you’re part of a provincial charity and you’re interested in being an RCMP Klondike Night charity, go to our website at: http://rcmp.ca/nl all Klondike Night information is listed on the right hand side under “Events.” Deadline is Oct. 16 or contact Helen Cleary-Escott at 772-7334.

• Historical walking tour — Where once they stood. Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Meet at the Sheraton Hotel. For more information call 364-6845 or visit www.boyletours.com.

• Animal costumes at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m from Oct. 6-28. Many animals use camouflage and unique hiding places to stay safe from predators year round. Some even become brighter and prettier at special times of the year. Families will explore animals such as the caddis fly, hare, trout and frogs to find out what they “wear”’ at Halloween.

• Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club Re/Max Centre. Please call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to reserve your table.

 • Nurturing Nature in Programs and Play — Fall Workshop Series at MUN Botanical Garden. For more information, or to register, please visit the Botanical Garden’s website: www.mun.ca/botgarden. Special discounts are available for full-time students, including MUN, and CNA, and for members of AECENL (Association of Early Childhood Educators, Newfoundland and Labrador). MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information on Botanical Garden events and programs, please contact bgprograms@mun.ca or telephone 864-8590.

Upcoming

• Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will be launching the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Emergency Fund with a fundraising concert, Jazz and Blues Celebration in Song - Vol. 1 at The Ship on Oct. 19 at 10:30 p.m. Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin and Sean Panting will be singing jazz and blues standards, along with favourite local jazz and blues musicians, Mary Barry, Bill Brennan, Shawn Beresford, Gary Johnston, Brad Jefford and more. Proceeds from this concert will help establish the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Emergency Fund. $15 at the door.

• Seminar on Practical Compassion and Mindfulness from Oct. 19-21 at the Conference Room, Pastoral Centre, Basilica. To register contact Andrew Safer at asafer@nf.sympatico.ca or phone 722-2716. For more information: www.mindfulnessawareness.ca/news/

• The Arthritis Society is seeking volunteers for arthritis-self management program training. Sign up for the three-day training program from October 19–21 in Gander. Training is free and expenses are covered by The Arthritis Society. If you would like to get involved and make a positive difference in someone’s life contact: Judi Burgess at 1-800-321-1433 or jburgess@nl.arthritis.ca. Visit www.arthritis.ca for more information.

• “Just Get Out.” A workshop for anyone who needs inspiration for how to get young people engaged and excited about the outdoors. The workshop is October 26/27 at the The Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre. Hosted by the NL Environmental Educators (NLEE) & Friends of the Brother Brennan Centre with funding support from the Wellness Coalition — Avalon East. Registration due by October 19, early bird rate available for registration by October 12. To register or receive further information email info@nlee.ca or call Denise Hennebury at 754-3474.

• A Holistic Approach to Menopause at the Spa at the Monastery on Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $245. To register contact Phyllis phyllis@coachphyllis.com or Sean seanmullowney@hotmail.com. Register by October 15 to secure your spot. Space is limited.

• Topsail United Church annual fall flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

• St. Augustine’s Anglican Church will be holding their fall fair supper on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Buffet style, turkey, salads, dessert and coffee or tea will be served. With a gospel concert to follow at 7 p.m. Music by South Division Country Gospel. Tickets are $12 for supper/$10 for concert and can be purchased by calling April at the parish office at 753-1931.

 • The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on Oct. 21 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.

• “Halloween Howl” Programs at MUN “Boo-tanical” Garden. K-6 teachers are invited to book a special Halloween program at the Botanical Garden from Oct. 22-31. Space is limited and all groups must book in advance. Please call  864-8590 for more information.

• St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail, ACW will be holding a card game with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. It will take place in the church hall on Rectory Road in Topsail on Tuesday Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Lunch is provided and the cost is $5. For more information contact Betty at 834-4736.

 • Family Life Bureau — Spiritual Book Club (six weeks.) lectures series — “What happened at Vatican II.”  Learn “What Happened at Vatican II” through 12 guided CD lecture series by church historian, John O'Malley, SJ. Facilitator is Sr. Mae Kierans, CSJ. Begins on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from  1-2:30 p.m.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Economy and the Environment Forum, NewLeef, is where the economy and the environment intersect. NEIA’s conference brings together experts in the field of the green economy, and those who are working within the environmental sector, to assess the projected growth opportunities against capacity and barriers in our province. NewLeef 2012 will take place on Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register online today at www.newleef.ca.

• Topsail United Church annual giant auction will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Numerous items to bid on. All are welcome.To view a preliminary list of auction items please visit the church website: www.tosailunitedchurch.nf.net.

• On Thursday, Oct. 25 at  7:30 p.m. at the Memorial University Botanical Garden, Todd Boland will speak about David Austin’s english roses, an illustrated lecture. All are welcome at this meeting of the John Cabot Rose Society.

• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. to  9:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Room 2J619, (near pastoral care) at The Health Sciences Center. All parents dealing with the death of a child at any age are welcome to attend.

• Family Life Bureau — Family Friday Night at the movies on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This month’s movie title is, “Front of the Class,” popcorn provided.

 

Organizations: George Street United Church, Astronomical Society of Canada, Salvation Army Temple

Geographic location: Foxtrap, St. Thomas, Morristown Newfoundland Torbay Road Adams Avenue Manuels

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