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The Mummers Parade, Concert and Jam will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at The Rooms. Following the 4th annual St. John’s Mummers Parade, there will be a rousing time with traditional music, dancing and treats. (Alternate weather date is Sunday, Dec. 16). The Mummers Parade, Concert and Jam is offered in collaboration with the Mummers Festival. — Telegram file photo

Today, December 13

Champagne Christmas will take place Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., an extravagant afternoon filled with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, sweets and pleasant-sounding harp music by Deborah Clarke and Len Penton.

Friday, December 14

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

Saturday, December 15

The Positive Thinkers Club monthy breakfast will be held at the Hotel Mount Pearl Dec. 15 from 9-11 a.m. Christmas party to follow the breakfast. Cost: $15 members/$18 non-members (cash/cheque). To book your seat email Positive Thinkers Club at positivethinkersclub.ca.

Sunday, December 16

The Whizgiggin’ Ladies’ Choir Christmas concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the George Street United Church, St. John’s. Admission at the door is $10 general, $5 youth (under five free). All proceeds support the Jimmy Pratt Community Outreach Program.

Monday, December 17

“Light And Hope In Our Evolving World,” a celebration for advent, winter solstice and the great shift, with Presentation Sisters Virginia Waters Retreat Team, takes place Monday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Call The Lantern at 753-8760 or Presentation Retreat House at 754-1582 to register.

 Tuesday, December 18

Stress Management, with Helen Martinez, PBVM, Psy.D, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 7-9 p.m., at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Call 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net to register.

Wednesday, December 19

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre, monthly meeting takes place Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. at MUN Chemistry/Physics Room C-2045. Garry Dymond will speak on the topic, “Explore The Prophecies Of The Mayan Astronomers.” A Christmas social will follow. Public welcome. Free parking at rgw rear of the building in Lot 5. Info: www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

Thursday, December 20

A fundraiser for Visual Artists of Newfoundland & Labrador will involve a silent auction at Ultramarine Fine Art Studio, 100 Duckworth St., on a one-of-a-kind handcrafted folding screen. Bidding closes Dec. 20. All proceeds donated to VANL.

 

General Listings

Today, December 13

• The Town of Conception Bay South and its Youth Advisory Council will host a Seniors Christmas Social Thursday, Dec. 13 from 2–4 p.m. at Worsley Park. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment by Blacky O’Leary. This event is free for everyone. If you require further information, contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department at 834-6534.

 • Up Close And Personal With The Man In The Red Suit will take place Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St. Artistic animateur Amy House will interview Bruce Templeton, author of the recent bestseller “The Man in the Red Suit: A Memoir” (Creative Book Publishing). Templeton is a St. John’s businessman who has spent the better part of the past three decades assisting Santa Claus by visiting schools and hospitals, and even riding in the annual downtown Christmas parade. Through the years he has collected hundreds of stories and questions during more than 1,000 visits — some of them curious, some happy and some heartbreaking. As Bruce says, “It’s your presence, not presents, that counts.” Reception with champagne and tapas to follow. Note: this special appearance is for adults only. Tickets $35. To purchase tickets, go to www.rca.nf.ca or call 753-4531 ext. 200.

 

Friday, December 14

• A Christmas Tea and Sale will be held Dec. 14 and 15 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design, 278 Duckworth St. A craft fair with more than 30 local artists and craftspeople on three floors. Admission: $2 at the door; free for kids under 12.

• The Nickel is seeking submissions from Filmmakers for its 13th annual Nickel Independent Film Festival. The early bird deadline is Dec. 14. Submission fee is $15. For more information, visit www.nickelfestival.com or phone 576-3378.

 

Saturday, December 15

 • The Powers Court Open Mike Show will be held at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels December 15 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Come along and enjoy the festive music and great company. For more information, call Frank 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

• Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is accepting applications into its winter 2013 semester. TNL provides theatre training for youth aged 6-19 yrs in acting and stagecraft, while also encouraging the development of focus, confidence, teamwork and communications skills. Deadline for application is Dec. 15. Class space is limited. To apply or for more information, call Sara at 639-7238 or email youth@theatrenewfoundland.com.

 

Sunday, December 16

• The Monthly French mass will be held Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Basilica’s Marian Chapel. Access may be gained through the Basilica driveway (off Bonaventure Avenue, across from The Rooms). For details, contact Celia at infomfsjnl@gmail.com or 763-5757. French mass is celebrated every third Sunday of each month same time, same venue.

• A bluegrass and old-time country music jam session will be held at the Bay Roberts Lions Club Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

• “Giving Back” takes place at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m., ongoing to Dec. 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.

• The Clarke’s Beach United Church senior choir will present a Christmas cantata entitled “Gospel Song of Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Come along and enjoy the wonderful music of Christmas.

 

Wednesday, December 19

• “An Introduction to Degrowth” will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mount Scio Rd. Admission is free. Space is limited, so registration is necessary. For further information, email mcej@live.com or call 722-0082.

 

Upcoming

 • Wesley United Church will hold its annual Christmas Saturday Communion Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m., with refreshments to follow. If you require transportation, contact the Wesley Church office at 579-3682. Everyone is welcome.

• Away in a Manger: Nativities From Around the World. Experience Christmas at the Basilica Museum featuring more than 60 nativities from around the world, ongoing to Dec. 23. Exhibit hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Also available for groups by appointment. For more information, call Anne Walsh at 726 3660 or email amwalsh@nf.aibn.com.

• The St. John’s Women’s Centre is pleased to announce the return of the “Shine Your Light on Tibbs Eve” fundraiser Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall. All moneys raised benefits the Women’s Centre to provide services and programs to women and children in the

St. John’s area. Raffles, cash bar and an artist merchandise table will also be available. All tickets bought are eligible to win the door prize of a return flight for two to New York provided by Porter Airlines. Tickets are $48 including all surcharges. You will also receive a $25 charitable receipt for each ticket. Call 753-4531 or go online to www.rca.nf.ca.

• You are invited to attend a beautiful Christmas Eve candlelight pageant Dec. 24 from 7-8 p.m. at Bethesda Pentecostal Church, MacDonald Drive.

• If you find yourself alone or without family this holiday season, come share a meal at St. Thomas’ annual Christmas outreach dinner. This will be the 11th year of providing a Christmas dinner, on Christmas Day, to our brothers and sisters in the community. We all need the nourishment for body and soul and the warmth of human contact at this time of the year. There will be two seatings: 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. The meal is free. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, or arrange transportation, (including Wheelways), call 576-6632, ext 401 or email christmas_dinner@hotmail.com.

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

• The Sound Symposium New Year’s concert will be held at the Arts and Culture Centre Concourse Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. All are welcome — bring the kids. This is a free, family-friendly concert, featuring the Scruncheons percussion ensemble, The Black Auks, Patrick Boyle, Curtis Andrews and the Dzolali African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

• The Town of Conception Bay South, in partnership with Tim Hortons, will host the annual Tim Hortons Family New Year’s Eve Skate at the Robert French Memorial Stadium Monday, Dec. 31 from 5-7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., fireworks will start at Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field. There will be Tim Hortons beverages and timbits, prize draws, giveaways and more. There will also be a collection for the C.B.S./Paradise Food Bank so please bring a non-perishable food item. For more information, contact the recreation and leisure services department at 834-6534.

• A New Year’s Eve dance will be held at St. Lawrence Parish Hall. Tickets $20 per person. Music by Southern Shore Drifters. Soup, chili, rolls, tea/coffee will be served during the evening. BYOB. Music to start at 9 p.m. Call 895-6424 or 895-2215 for tickets.

• A New Year’s Eve party will be held 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 Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Crosbie invite members of the public to join them at Government House for the traditional New Year’s Levee Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.

• “Life Goes On” at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Jan. 5-27. Join us to help prove that there are still lots of animals active and awake all winter long. Once we know which animals are still near the stream, we can find ways to help make the winter months a little easier for them. Bring a clean milk carton or food-grade plastic bottle per child.

• The St. Andrew’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating the revered Scottish poet Robert Burns Jan. 19 at the Pleasantville Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 on The Boulevard at 7 p.m. Come enjoy haggis, pipe music from the City of St. John’s Pipe Band, dancing with the Royal Scottish Dance Society — St. John’s Branch and, of course, a selection of Burns’ poems. Close out the evening with ceilidh dancing with Corryvrekan. Tickets are $50 each. Contact David at 579-6114 or dallison@nl.rogers.com for tickets.

• The Anglican Parish of the Church of the Good Shepherd will hold the 25th annual Arctic char dinner Jan. 26, 2013 at the Reid Community Centre in Mount Pearl. For $25 per ticket, you can enjoy an Arctic char dinner, a silent auction and dance. Tickets are available by calling the church office at 747-1022 or by emailing cotgs@nf.aibn.com.

 

 

Announcements

Announcements

• Heavenly Creatures’ Annual Pet Food and Donation Drive ongoing to Dec. 22 at Heavenly Creatures’ Office, 3-7 Cashin Ave. Donation dropoff hours during weekdays are from 6-9 p.m. and during the weekend of Dec. 15 and 16 and Dec. 22 from 12-7 p.m. For more Information, visit www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.

• Are you wondering how to make good use of social media to promote your work or your arts-related business? Do you know what to include on your Facebook page, your twitter feed or your website to attract your customers? Let marketing consultant Seamus Heffernan show you how to make the most of your social media at a free workshop hosted by the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl. Register by emailing info@aamp.ca or calling 765-9383. For more information, visit www.aamp.ca.

• Due to unforseen circumstances, all technology classes being held at the

A.C. Hunter Library will be cancelled in December.

• Looking for new copies of Vol. 4 and Vol. 5 of the Encyclopaedia of Newfoundland and Labrador? The Canadian Federation of University Women is selling them for $20 each (two for $35). Check out our large selection of used books about Newfoundland and Labrador, too. Contact us at cfuwstjohns@gmail.com or call 570-7596 and leave a message.

• Are you concerned about your eating habits during the holidays? It’s a hard time for some people who feel they can’t control their eating. We’ve been there. We know the feeling. We can offer you help if you think you might need it. Call Overeaters Anonymous at 738-1742 or email info.oa.nl@gmail.con for information about the free program and local meeting times.

• 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 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 Presbyterian Church in Newfoundland has compiled more than 500 delicious recipes from its congregations — these are the best of the best, an excellent gift for any occasion. Only $15. Proceeds go towards youth ministry. Pick up your copy from the church office at St. Andrew’s (76 Queens Rd.) or

St. David’s (98 Elizabeth Ave.).

• Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) will soon launch a provincial fundraising campaign called “Change Your Luck with Literacy 2013,” a lottery with only 213 tickets printed. The tickets are $100 each or can be bought in shares of $5 of up to 20 people, with one grand prize draw of $10,000 Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. For more information, call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

• Are you a woman who is ready for a change? Do you want to make some serious career decisions while having fun and making new friends? WISE Career and Employment Services will offer a free nine-week career planning program in January. The program includes self-assessment, occupational research and personal development. For more information regarding specific dates, call WISE at the location nearest you, or apply online at www.wiseprograms.com/apply.htm. For more information, call 739-1375 (St. John’s), 256-8070 (Gander) or 596-3311 (Carbonear).

• Since 1997 the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, a non-profit social planning agency has been helping citizens with their applications for income support (social assistance) and with completing appeals 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.

• Wanted: females interested in forming an Aboriginal women’s group in the St. John’s area. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Jo-Ann at 769-2289.

• Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club Remax Centre. Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to reserve your table.

• Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents. Bowling every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Badminton every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free Internet access Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info: 726-4900, www.acfsj.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 classes, call Mary at 437-6314. Classes take place at the Kinsmen Community Centre, Bauline Line, Torbay.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. is seeking individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador interested in helping others reach their full literacy potential by becoming a tutor. Training provided. If you or someone you know is in need of a tutor, please call. All services are free. For more information, call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

• Eastern Health reminds the public that it is seeking volunteer leaders to help facilitate chronic disease self-management workshops, which are offered as part of both Eastern Health’s chronic disease prevention and management strategy and the provincial government’s policy framework for chronic disease prevention and management — improving health together. The workshops are offered through the Home and Community Care Program free of charge once a week for six weeks. To register to become a self-management lay leader, or to sign up for a self-management workshop in your area, call 752-3946 or toll-free 1-866-880-8998. For further information on workshop and training schedules, visit Eastern Health’s website at www.easternhealth.ca.

• Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, is conducting an appeal in St. John’s. Help save pets — join our guardian angel program. Seeking foster homes for cats and dogs. Accepting donations of pet food, leashes, collars, pet dishes, kennels and cat climbers. For more information, visit www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.

• The Tenacious String Orchestra is an amateur community orchestra under the leadership of Alison Black, concert master of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. We practice weekly from September to June and have several performances a year. If you play the violin, viola, cello or bass and would like to share the joy of making music, come check us out. No auditions required. For more information, contact Kathy Skinner at kathy@mun.ca.

• For more information on classes offered at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design, visit www.annatempletoncenter.com/adult-classes/.

• Help kids get a nutritious start to the school day. Support your local Kids Eat Smart Club, where all kids get the benefit of a healthy breakfast or snack at school. Donate or volunteer. Contact 1-877-722-1996 or visit www.kidseatsmart.ca for more information.

• Many people rely on the miraculous medal for intercession on serious issues. For your free miraculous medal, call 745-8671.

• Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is accepting applications for funding through our opportunities program. For more information, visit www.literacynl.com or call the Learn Line at 1-800-563-1111.

• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador and their volunteers will offer free programs for children with an intellectual disability: Active Start (ages 2-6) Mondays from 9-10 a.m.; basketball (ages 7-14) Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Ryan at Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador via email at jenrr@sonl.ca or phone 738-1923; or visit www.sonl.ca.

• You Can Stop by Starting with Us is a four-week smoking-cessation group program offered by the Smokers’ Helpline for people who are thinking about quitting smoking, those who have quit and are trying to remain smoke-free or people who have had a slip and need support. Led by a trained facilitator, the meetings provide an opportunity to learn helpful quit tips and receive support from others. Free resource materials and prizes are included. Group runs every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Smokers’ Helpline office at 15 Pippy Pl.,

St. John’s. For more information and to register, contact the Smokers’ Helpline at

1-800-363-5864.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs’ (NLOWE) has launched a new blog, which will feature posts by members and staff of NLOWE, as well as community partners and guest experts, and is designed to be a forum for them to share their expertise on topics that are relevant to the NLOWE membership and the provincial business community. “Around & About” will offer many benefits for readers and bloggers alike. Readers will benefit from the experience and expertise offered by businesswomen in their own province, while bloggers will have the opportunity to enhance their reputation, grow their networks, build greater online traffic and get their company’s name into the online sphere. “Around & About” with NLOWE can be found online at http://aroundandaboutwithnlowe.wordpress.com.

• Guiding has something for every girl/woman. Learn to be a team player, develop self-confidence, do community service projects and get involved with your community, learn about camping and do sports safety awareness. Joining is easy: visit www.girlguides.ca/join-us or email membershipgrowth@ggcnf.org or call 1-800-565-8111.

• Are you a person with a disability? Are you curious about how you can make your environment work for you? If you have questions or concerns about accessibility and inclusion, contact the Independent Living Resource Centre at 722-4031 or through www.ilrc-nl.ca.

• Coastal Sounds non-auditioned community choir with members from C.B.S. and surrounding areas is seeking new members who have an interest in singing. No prior experience is necessary. Rehearsal time is Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Home in Upper Gullies. For more information, contact info@coastalsounds.ca or visit www.coastalsounds.ca.

• Memorial Toastmasters meet every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Beatrice Watts boardroom, Memorial University campus, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation in Room IIC-2014. Guests are welcome. For details, visit www.mun.ca/toastmasters or email to toastmasters@mun.ca.

• The staff of the Memorial University Botanical Garden is now offering advice and expertise twice a week on AM radio channel VOWR 800. Tune in Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. for timely tips about gardening in Newfoundland and Labrador. VOWR can be heard on the AM dial at 800 (on the Avalon Peninsula), online by visiting VOWR’s website (www.vowr.org/), on Rogers digital television on channel 945 and on Bell Aliant digital cable. Questions and feedback for Garden Time can be emailed to bgprograms@mun.ca. Please provide a return address with your question so you can receive a small token of appreciation from the botanical garden. For more information on the Memorial University Botanical Garden’s programs and events, visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.

 • The Canadian Cancer Society offers a toll-free service called Cancer Information and Support. If you require information on any type of cancer or are in need of emotional support, contact 1-888-939-3333.

• The Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycles. The ReStore accepts donations of good-quality used furniture, household goods, building materials and more for resale at the ReStore — 6 Robin Hood Bay Rd. Your donation will help keep our community green, and help a family to a home. Call 753-2721 for details or to schedule a pickup, or visit www.habitatnl.ca.

 • Weekly bioenergetic exercise classes, with Donna Burt Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. For information and/or to register, call 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Do you need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals? Call Ron at the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.

• New in St. John’s – Monthly mass in French in the Marian Chapel of the Basilica. Access from St. Bonaventure’s College parking, facing The Rooms. Masses thereafter will be held on every third Sunday of each month. For more details contact Celia at infomfsjnl@gmail.com.

• Nouveau à Saint-Jean - Messe mensuelle en français, dans la Marian Chapel de la Basilique. Accès par le stationnement de St. Bonaventure’s College face au Musée The Rooms. Les messes suivantes auront lieu tous les troisièmes dimanches de chaque mois. Pour plus de détails contacter Celia à infomfsjnl@gmail.com

• The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association- Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to offer its annual post-secondary scholarship program to hard of hearing, late-deafened, and oral deaf students in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information about CHHA-NL’s scholarship program, or our programs and services, please contact us at: Tel/TTY: 709-753-3224, Toll Free: 1-888-753-3224, Email: chhanl@nfld.net, Text: 709-725-3224, Fax: 709-753-5640 or visit us online at: www.chha-nl.nl.ca.

• Mom and Baby Yoga at Shakti Yoga Studio, Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at 286 Torbay Rd. For more information call 722-9642 or email TorbayRoad@shaktiyogastudio.ca. Check out our website at www.shaktiyogastudio.ca

• Practica: A practice session for Tango Dancers. Join Tango on the Edge for social Argentine Tango dancing. Tango on the Edge Practica will meet Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mmap Room, Arts and Culture Centre.

• Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) holds a Thrift Shop every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting). Articles for sale include good quality children’s and adult’s clothes and household goods. All items are available for very affordable prices. A light lunch is also served. All are welcome.

• Have you been diagnosed with cancer within the past year? If so, Memorial University’s School of Nursing would like to hear from you. Researchers would like to interview individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past year to learn about their concerns and needs so that strategies can be developed to help patients with cancer better. If you are interested and would like more information about this study contact Joanne Smith-Young at 777-7106 or toll-free 1-888-477-6844 or email jsmithyo@mun.ca.

 • Foster parents are needed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, please call the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association at 754-0213, toll free 1-877-754-0218 or email amykendall@nfld.net. Check out our website at www.nlffa.ca.

 

 

• There is a game of Bridge every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Wesley Church corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue. Cost is $4 per person. All are welcome

 

• Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs. Fluvarium kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass for only $35. For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

 

 • Do you have a friend or loved one who you think may have an eating disorder? If so there are many programs and services offered by the Eating Disorder Foundation that can help. Drop by our office at 31 Peet Street or call 722-0500 or visit our website at www.edfnl.ca.

 

 

 

 • Shambhala St. John’s, meditations weekly schedule on the second Floor of 120 Lemarchant Road (please use west door at back of the building). Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening 7:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.(6:45pm for beginners)., Sunday Morning 10 a.m. - Noon (9:30 a.m. for chants)

 

• Capital Toastmasters: St. John’s NL has a new Toastmasters Club. If you want to gain self-confidence, communications skills and overall leadership abilities, for your career and your life, then Capital Toastmasters is the club for you. Email paul@paulwhite.ca or call 687-1031 for further details.

 

• Bingo every Sunday night at 8 p.m., at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Road in St. Johns. Doors open at 7 p.m.

 

• The Visiting Artist Program funds schools to bring artists or arts organizations into the school to offer presentations or work with students in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details at 726-2212, or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or email nlacmail@nlac.ca.

 

• In 2011 Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) launched a provincial fundraising campaign called “Roll Pennies for Pages”. With the end of the “penny” near why not donate them to us! All donations above $20 are eligible of a charitable donation receipt for tax deduction purposes. Call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com. It’s not too late!

 

 

• Anyone wishing to support the Love of Learning’s programs can do so while recycling simply let the staff at Evergreen recycling know when you drop off your empty beverage containers. For more information call 722-8848.

 

 

• Al-Anon Family Groups are open to anyone who feels his or her life has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you think you fit in to this category, you may be interested in attending the Twelve Steps Study Group, an Al-Anon Family Group which meets at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive, Mount Pearl on Thursdays at 8 p.m. For information, call 722-2666.

 

• The NL Foster Families Association has developed two educational presentations that staff can offer at your school, agency or group at any time. Different Kinds of Families is a presentation for children/youth, and Foster Care: What You Need to Know is a presentation for adults who would like to learn more about foster care in the province. Call Amy at 754-0213, toll free 877-754-0218, or email amykendall@nfld.net.

 

 

 

• In July of 2013 a reunion of former students who attended Central School in New Waterford, (Cape Breton) Nova Scotia will take place. Anyone interested in attending or receiving further information on the Central School reunion can contact Ray Penney at max60@seaside.ns.ca or Shirley Kelly at capeislander48@hotmail.com. A Facebook page has also been set up and can be viewed at ?www.facebook.com/CentralSchoolReunionNewWaterfordNs?.

 

 

• Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador with The Star Achievers team of Avon Independent Sales Representatives. Choose from four Avon Gift sets $10 each, and $4 donated to Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign. Any group or individual wishing to participate, call 1-877-738-6753 for further information.

 

• Terra Nova Council, Knights of Columbus, is collecting memorabilia related to the Knights of Columbus. Anyone wishing to donate an item to its archives can do so by dropping it off at the Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue, or phone 726-1452 for pick up.

 

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) will be making its Boardroom available for rent at a competitive rate. NLLLC is located at 57 Humber Road, in Corner Brook, NL. Parking is available at the back of the building. The Boardroom seat 10 -12 people comfortably and come equipped with tables, chairs and wireless internet. Kitchen facilities can also be included with the room rental. Please contact Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or laubach.adprojects@gmail.com

 

 

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