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The Carl Stevenson art exhibit and sale in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund of Gower Street United Church opens on Nov. 23 from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the church. The exhibit will run to Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. — Submitted photo

Today, November 22

Those Doggone Coyotes at the Rooms on Nov. 22. Nature N.L. is here to explain coyote-human interaction. Learn where Newfoundland’s coyotes came from, how long they have been here and why we occasionally find them in our backyard. Program offered in collaboration with Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.

 Friday, November 23

The Diocesan Anglican Men Association is hosting an Evening of Gospel music at the Church of the Ascension, 58 Smallwood Dr. on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5. All are welcome. The purpose of the concert is to raise money for material to help build or complete a church in Belize.

 Saturday, November 24

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual Christmas sale/morning coffee on Nov. 24 in the church hall, the corner of Longs Hill and Queen’s Road. Stalls will include baked goods, preservatives, crafts, books, plants and white elephant table. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

 Sunday, November 25

Jigg’s Harvest Dinner. Come enjoy this traditional meal without stepping into the kitchen on Nov. 25 at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium at 5 p.m. Adults — $35, children (12 and under) — $15. Appetizer: roasted potatoes & pepper soup. Main — traditional Jigg’s dinner with salt meat, pea’s pudding and roasted beef striploin, dessert — homemade blueberry pudding. Complimentary glass of house wine. To reserve tickets call 722-3825.

Monday November 26

There will be a family goods bingo at Heritage Collegiate in Lethbridge on Nov. 26. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. There are fantastic prizes. Please help support our graduating class of 2013.

Tuesday, November 27

The November meeting of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be held on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The speaker will be Colleen Field of the MUN QEII Library. The topic will be “additions to the QEII genealogical holdings.” All are welcome, come and bring a friend. Admission and parking are free.

 Wedesday, November 28

Pouch Cove Heritage Committee invites local residents and anyone interested in preserving the history and heritage of Pouch Cove to join us in the community room of the Pouch Cove Town Hall on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 28 for our first annual general meeting, beginning at 8 p.m.

 Thursday, November 29

Come have breakfast with Santa at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. Serving brunch: sausages, eggs, toast, pancakes, juice, tea/coffee, adults — $7, kids under 12 — $4, kids under 5 — no charge. To book your tickets, call 895-2215. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 29.

General Listings

Today, November 22

• The Royal Society of Canada Governor General’s Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Jacques Lévesque, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, on Thursday, Nov. 22 at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Lévesque, a professor in the department of political science at the University du Québec a Montréal, will speak on “After the fall of the USSR: Russia’s search for a new place in the world order 1992-2012” in the Petro-Canada Hall at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and free parking is available in Lot 15B.

• Coup de Coeur francophone 2012 concert — Vincent Vallières — specials guests Allison Walsh, Erin Best and Sandy Morris on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre of the Centre des Grands-Vents (65 ch. Ridge) Tickets on sale now. Buy your ticket at the ACFSJ’s office (65 Ridge Rd., Suite 245.)

Friday, November 23

 • The St. John’s Retired Citizens Club, 10 Bennett Ave., is offering a strengthening exercise program. We offer seven sessions for $30 with a professional trainer. Registration is at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 23 and the first class will follow at 10 a.m. For more information please call Geraldine at 722-6538.

• Residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s are invited to participate in the final consultations for the design of the Lifestyle Centre. Our dream is almost a reality so be sure your voice is heard at this time. Consultations will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the PCSP Volunteer Fire Department, Portugal Cove and Thursday,  Nov. 29, 7 p.m. at the PCSP Town Hall. Contact Jeff Lawlor at 895-8000 ext. 222 or jeff.lawlor@pcsp.ca to register by Nov. 23.

Saturday, November 24

• St. Mary’s Church, Craigmillar Avenue, will be having a Christmas flea market and bake sale on Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon in the church auditorium. White elephant stall as well. Come along for great buys and delicious baked treats.

• Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast and AGM at the Hotel Mount Pearl from 9-11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 24. Speaker is Paul White — “Life Lessons in Reality from the ‘King of Silver’ and Bipolar Depression”

• Church of the Good Samaritan is holding their morning coffee and bake sale at Wesley United Church on Saturday, Nov. 24. Doors open from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets now available from Avalon and Donna Tuck at 722-4439.

• The Canadian Cancer Society’s Volunteer Craft Committee annual Christmas craft and bake sale will be held on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane. Admission is $3 and includes coffee/tea and a baked good.

• Wesley Church fish cake pickup. Just a reminder that fish cake orders have to be picked up at the Church on Saturday, Nov. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please note that we cannot store fish cakes as we do not have freezer capacity.

• St. Thomas’ Church fall fair mini sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. Morning coffee will be served. There will be a pantry table with new items. Other fall fair items will be sold at reduced prices.

• St. John the Evangelist Church, Coley’s Point, will be holding their annual cake and pudding sale on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canteen services will be available, with soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and dessert. If anybody would like to donate a Christmas cake or pudding, you may call Maxine at 786-6342, Gary at 786-0555 or Roland at 786-9394.

 • The Anglican Church of St. Philip, 20 Coady’s Rd. will have a fall sale on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Soup/rolls luncheon $5. Christmas cakes, baked goods, etc. For more information call Rebecca at 895-2343.

• St. Augustine’s will be having their annual cold plate takeout meal on Saturday, Nov. 24. Tickets cost $10 each and are available by calling April at 753-1931. Takeouts will be available at noon.

• Archives open house at The Rooms. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1-4 p.m. for our archives open house. Join us in the reference room as we share some of our archival treasures or take a look behind the scenes on one of our vault tours. Tours to the vault will be at 2 and 3 p.m.

• Reel Rock 7: The Newfoundland and Labrador Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is proud to be hosting Reel Rock 7, the best of this year’s climbing and adventure films. Show is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Bruneau Centre, MUN Campus. Tickets are $15 in advance from Wallnuts Climbing Centre or $20 at the door.

Sunday,  November 25

• ’Twas the month before Christmas, and all through Queen E students and teachers, were as happy as can be; The vendors were set up, in the gym with care in hopes that the shoppers soon would be there. The student council at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School is hosting its first annual “Christmas at Queen E” on Nov. 25. This is a community-wide event in which local businesses and vendors can showcase their products. If you are interested in buying a table to showcase your business, please contact the school council chair, John Smith, at 727-5457. There will be attractions for all ages, including pictures with Santa, face painting, food and shopping. Admission is $2 and kids 12 and under are free.

• The Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador will be holding its annual general meeting and election of the board of directors on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Rocket Room, 272 Water St. Coffee and tea will be provided. For more information contact the WANL office at 739-5215 or visit wanl.ca.

• Art exhibition and sale of the students of Ed Roche at the Arts and Culture Art Gallery on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• The Autism Society of NL and Opera On the Avalon will host its third annual old-fashioned Christmas Raffle on Nov. 25, benefiting both local charities. All proceeds from this event will go directly to ASNL and OOTA. The Raffle will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 336 Water St., the old Melendy’s store. Wheel Spin tickets will be $.50 per ticket for each spin on the wheel of chance. In addition to the wheel spin, there will also be other fabulous ways to win including two amazing ticket draws on a 42'' TV, iPhone, Christmas food hampers, an Eric White decorated Christmas tree and much more.

• Card game at Mary Queen of the World, Topsail Road, Mount Pearl on Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. Bring your own cards and baskets.

• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session in Bay Roberts Lions Club on Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians. Doors open at 1 p.m.

• Torbay folk group monthly jam session on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Liddys in Torbay.

 • Clarke’s Beach United Church. will hold an evening service on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. Special guests Grace Gospel Singers. Pre-hymn sing at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments to follow in the church hall. All are welcome.

Monday, November 26

• Free RDSP information session. Learn about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) on Nov. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mews Community Centre at 40 Mundy Pond Rd. The RDSP must be opened prior to the end of the calendar year in which the beneficiary turns 59 years old. Grants and bonds are available up to the end of the calendar year in which the beneficiary turns 49 years old. Contact Amanda at ILRC at 722-4031, TTY: 722-7998 or toll free: 1-866-722-4031. Email: amanda@ilrc-nl.ca or info@ilrc-nl.ca. Special accommodations available upon request. This information session is available in English only. Afin d’obtenir des renseignements en Français, veuillez communiquer avec  Julie Belleau-Hibbard par téléphone au 613-563-2581 ou par courriel à rdsp-reei@ilc-vac.ca, ou visitez le www.vacanada.ca. Funding for this information session is provided by the Government of Canada.

• A free public lecture: Connecting Ecology, Justice and Health with the Christian Response by international speaker Sister Maureen Wild, SC with personal reflections from Cree-Chipewyan Elder, Celina Harpe on Monday, Nov. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the auditorium, Health Sciences Centre, Prince Philip Drive. Sponsored by: The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice and the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Advisory Council (in celebration of the 90th anniversary of St. Clare’s) Free parking, Lot 9 G, west of helicopter pad. For further information call 722-0082.

Tuesday November 27

• Join the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse’s next public meeting on Nov. 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Tiffany Village (Multi-purpose room, main floor), 50 Tiffany Court. Guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Adams, with a presentation on “Stigma and Discrimination in the Elderly: What most people don't know but should know.” Refreshments will be served. This is a free event and all are welcome. No registration required. If you can’t make it in person, feel free to join the meeting online. Please go to www.nlnpea.ca/Event_postings for further information or call the Seniors Resource Centre at 737-2333.

 • The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Rd. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. meeting will follow. Sir Knights are reminded to bring their 3rd degree card and their 4th degree card to the meeting.

Thursday, November 29

• Spirit of Newfoundland, Peter Halley, Shelley Neville and Bill Brennan on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., 757-7145, www.kennyspondresidence.com. Enjoy the incredible harmonious vocals of these powerful, gifted singers performing a variety of musical genres including Christmas traditional favourites.

• Heavenly Creatures’ goods bingo will be held on Nov. 29 at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Avenue beginning at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m). In addition to 13 games of bingo for fabulous prizes there will be ticket spins on prizes and cash. Admission to the bingo is $1 and that gives you a chance to win the door prize. Bingo cards are $2 each or 3 for $5. Any person or business who is interested in donating goods to our bingo should contact the event organizers at 691-5466 (Kim) or 576-0440 (Ashley), or email ashleyandkim@hotmail.com.

Upcoming

• Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents Christmas supper will be held on Dec. 8. Tickets will be on sale no later than Nov. 30. There will be no ticket sales at the door. For more Information call 726-4900 or visit www.acfsj.ca.

• Fourth annual fall fair on Friday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., 757-7145, www.kennyspondresidence.com. Celebrate the season with the return of our very popular craft and bake sale. All proceeds in aid of the Perlin Players.

• Inner Healing Christmas dinner — the annual Christmas dinner will be held on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesley United Church basement. Tickets $20 each. For tickets call Yvonne at 368-9313. Avoid the disappointment and call for the your ticket today. Deadline is Nov. 30.

 • 15th annual general meeting  of the Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (CSFP) will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents, situated at 65 Ridge Rd., St. John’s. At 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to visit the new classrooms of the Grands-Vents School. The 69th regular meeting of the CSFP will be at the same address on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everybody is welcome. For more information, call 722-6324 or email conseil@csfp.nl.ca.

• La 15e Assemblée générale annuelle du Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (CSFP) aura lieu le vendredi 30 novembre 2012 à 19h00, au Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 chemin Ridge, Saint-Jean. L’AGA sera précédée, à 18 h 30, d’une visite des nouvelles salles de classe de l’École des Grands-Vents. La 69e Réunion régulière du CSFP aura lieu au même endroit le samedi 1er décembre, de 9h00 à 12h00. Bienvenue à tous.  Info: 709-722-6324, conseil@csfp.nl.ca.

• Wesley United Church Women, Patrick Street, will hold “Breakfast with Santa” and a mini bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Pancakes, sausages, bacon, toast, juice, tea or coffee will be served. Tickets $8/adults, $4/children, available by calling 782-1689 or 579-3682.

• St. John the Evangelist church will be holding their Christmas holly tea on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the parish hall on Rectory Road, Topsail. An afternoon of food, fun and fellowship, with a silent auction, entertainment and prizes. Tickets at $10 per person will be available Nov. 20. For information please call Shirley at 368-9504.

• Clarke’s Beach United church annual afternoon tea, craft and bake sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Entertainment by New Found sound. Come enjoy a great afternoon. All are welcome.

• The Town of Conception Bay South will be hosting the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. (will go ahead on Dec. 2 at the same time in case of bad weather, weather permitting) at the Town Hall, Conception Bay South. There will be free hot chocolate, treats for the kids and musical entertainment. Also, at this year’s ceremony, the Town of Conception Bay South will honour another veteran as part of the Community and Family Covenant. Santa Claus will arrive just in time to help lead the crowd in a countdown to light up the tree. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the C.B.S./Paradise Food Bank. During this event, we are encouraging residents to bring along their own mug to have filled with hot chocolate in an effort to keep the event environmentally friendly.

• Giving Back at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Dec. 1-16. In this season of friends and family, how can we show that we care while respecting the Earth? Families will discover ways to make their gift giving more green and how we can give back to the Earth during the holidays. This Fluvarium Kids program is family fun and usually includes an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Dec. 2 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old-country beat.

• The second annual Canadian Cancer Society-Eastlink Telethon will broadcast live on Eastlink TV Dec. 2 from 1-7 p.m. This telethon will raise funds to support the increased demand for our support programs and services, including items free-of-charge practical support items, emotional support groups, cancer information and our largest support program, Daffodil Place. We are looking for community groups, service groups, church groups, and individuals to host a fundraiser in their community for the telethon. Your group can be pre-recorded or appear live at the telethon to present your contribution. For more information, contact Donna Gear, Revenue Development Coordinator at 1-888-753-6520 ext. 231 or visit www.cancer.ca/nl.

• St. Michael and All Angels Annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church. A free will offering to support choral scholarships will be gratefully received.

• A free bereavement session “Coping with the Holidays” is being offered for anyone dealing with grief during the holiday season. The session is being held on Monday, Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Health Sciences Centre. Registration is required. For further information or to register call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

• Cemetery Workshop — Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Johnson Geo Centre Celestial Gallery from 1-5 p.m. Cemeteries throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are revered as special, sacred places. They occupy both emotional and physical space in our communities. Cemeteries are also expressions of our spiritual beliefs and cultural values, as well as rich repositories of genealogical and community history. This half-day workshop offered by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador looks at the history, folklore and conservation of historic graveyards in the province, and will give opportunities for participants to ask questions of the experts. Moderator: Dale Jarvis, ICH Development Officer, Heritage Foundation of NL. To register, contact Lisa at: 1-888-739-1892 ext. 3 or email lisa@heritagefoundation.ca.

• The Green Violin: My Life With No Ears on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at The Capital Hotel. International guest speaker, Francis Smith. Overcoming adversity and removing barriers related to hearing loss, facial reconstructive surgeries, intensive speech therapy, bullying and discrimination. Two opportunities to attend: 2-3:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Seating is limited, please register in advance. Register online at http://conta.cc/RVAeXQ or by phone at 753-3224. Sponsored by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association — Newfoundland and Labrador.

 • Family friday night at the movies — featuring: “The Polar Express” on Dec. 7 at the Family Life Bureau. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served.

 • 10,000 Villages fair trade gift sale, a non-profit sale of handcrafted items from developing nations. This is a program of the Mennonite Central Committee, sponsored in St. John’s by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice at Ten Thousand Villages at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Dec. 6 from 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10:30 a.m to 3 p.m.

• Topsail United Church Men’s Club annual breakfast with Santa will take place on Dec. 8 from 8-11 a.m. Usual good menu. Cost is $7 for adults, children under 12 are $3. Pictures with Santa, face painting and colouring for the children.  

• The Autism Society of NL and Opera On the Avalon will host its third annual old-fashioned Christmas Raffle benefiting both local charities. All proceeds from this event will go directly to ASNL and OOTA. The Raffle will take place at the Avalon Mall Food Court on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 12-5 p.m. Wheel spin tickets will be $.50 per ticket for each spin on the wheel of chance. In addition to the wheel spin, there will also be other fabulous ways to win including two amazing ticket draws on a 42” TV, iPhone, Christmas food hampers, an Eric White decorated Christmas tree and much more.

• The Gathering Place is having a Christmas brunch and bake sale on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12-1:30 p.m. Brunch will be served at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Ave. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at The Lantern on 35 Barnes Rd., between Monday and Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds in support of The Gathering Place.

• La Leche League Canada — St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group meeting on nutrition and weaning on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). For more information call Jane at 722-5815 or Jan at 739-9368.

• Coastal Sounds C.B.S. Community Choir annual holiday concert will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas of Villa Nova Parish Manuels. Tickets are $10 from a choir member or at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Donations for the C.B.S. Food Bank will be accepted. Reception to follow. All are welcome. Please visit our website at www.coastalsounds.ca.

• The annual Christmas candlelight service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot St., will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited. No admission. A festive treat will be served following the service.

• Geo Christmas Camp at the Johnson Geo Centre. Registration is now open for the Johnson Geo Centre Christmas Camp, taking place on Dec. 27, 28 and 29. Our three-day camp will be packed with mad science and tons of fun. Experiments, demonstrations and hands-on science activities for children aged 7-10. Space is limited, so enroll soon. Sign up for all three days and receive a 10% discount on registration fees. For more information, please email deb.calvetti@geocentre.ca or call 737-7878.

• New Years Eve party at the Parish of St. Philip, 20 Coady’s Rd. Tickets are $20 single. Music by Jean and Derek Smith and Reg Crane. For more information call Una at 895-0074,   Bernice at 895-6491 or Cecile at 237-5577.

• The Lt.-Gov. and Mrs. Crosbie invite members of the public to join them at Government House for the traditional New Year’s Levee on Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Anouncements

• Fourth annual Stuff-A-Sock campaign. Many individuals in our city and province are unable to provide the necessities that we often take for granted. To help organizations and individuals, we are inviting you to personally “stuff a sock.” Purchase a pair of warm socks, and stuff them with personal hygiene and care items. Socks can be dropped off on or before Dec. 5 to United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador, 39 Pippy Place, Suite 1D. For more information on the Stuff-A-Sock campaign please call 753-8288.

• There will be no family fun program at The Rooms this Sunday, Nov. 25 due to the Santa Claus Parade.

• Canadian Blood Services is launching a special social media campaign for the 2012 holiday season. Visitors to blood donor clinics across Newfoundland will be able to dedicate a holiday miracle to someone special in their lives. With a traditional holiday card, as well as a Facebook holiday message, donors can honour someone on their holiday list with a unique gift. Canadian Blood Services knows that the holiday season is a challenging time for everyone. Trying to fit everything, including a blood donation, into the holidays can take a special effort. In order to show how much that effort is appreciated, the special holiday campaign was designed to give donors a little help with their holiday list. Making it possible to dedicate a holiday miracle is just our way of saying thank you to visitors to the clinic this holiday season.   

• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety of vendors, including farmers with local produce, international food, arts and crafts, fresh coffee, waffles, baked goods, sweet snacks, buskers and special events. The market runs every Saturday from June through mid-December, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue near the Re/Max Centre.

 • Since 1997 the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is a non-profit social planning agency, has been helping citizens with their applications for income support (social assistance), with completing appeals, that is, if they are dissatisfied with a decision of government, and we also assist citizens in navigating through all the various income support programs. Need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals? Call the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.

• During the month of November, select Dominion locations will be offering diabetes risk assessments and hosting diabetes information sessions presented by our pharmacists on the topic of “Blood Glucose Monitoring.” Locations are Dominion on 55 Stavanger Dr., 20 Lake Ave., 260 Blackmarsh Rd. and 150 Old Placentia Rd.

• 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.

•  Taoist Tai Chi new beginners class starting Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane.  Call 579-5276 or just come along.

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