Go Guide — calendar of community events Jan. 30-Feb. 6

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Thursday, January 30

• The Newfoundland Historical Society will hold its monthly free public lecture on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at Bruneau Centre at Memorial University, Room IIC2001. This month’s lecturer will be Anne Budgell, and her talk is titled: “The Silver Highway — A brief history of the exploration of Labrador’s Grand (Churchill) River.”

As part of Violence Prevention Month please join us in a vigil in remembrance of murdered and missing women and children in Newfoundland and Labrador at the Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. — Image by Thinkstock.com


• Did you know that a compost bin never sleeps? It works 24/7, producing heat, even during a power outage. To find out more, drop by The Landing, located in the University Centre on MUN campus, on Jan. 30 for the first workshop in the series “From Garden to Campus Brown Bag” series.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is by donation (free for students). This workshop series will take place on the last Thursday of the month (January to April) and topics will include berries for Newfoundland gardens, composting, PlantWatch Newfoundland and Labrador and vegetable gardening using raised beds.

• Join the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday Jan. 30 at the annual volunteerism luncheon, being held at Bally Haly Country Club on Logy Bay Road, St. John’s. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. To obtain tickets or for more details, contact the community sector council at 753-9860 or go to CSC’s website communitysector.nl.ca.

• Johnson Geo Centre is proud to offer “The Science of Wine,” a special event where you will learn about, as well as enjoy a variety of wines while listening to smooth live jazz on Jan. 30 from 6–11 p.m. Tickets are $100. Tickets will be available in person by or by phone 737-7880.


Friday, January 31

• Clovelly Stables Community is hosting a Year of the Horse Celebration on Jan. 31. The event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue. If you are a horse lover come on out and show your support for a not-for-profit association and meet some fellow horse lovers. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling 687-0306 or emailing clovellystables@gmail.com.

• Memory and Hope: Ecumenical Social Justice for the next 40 Years on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Gower Street United Church. Come and meet the KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, to explore this rich history and hear about the bold witness KAIROS offers in the present and future.  


Saturday, February 1

• CFUW will collect used books in its collector trucks on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main parking lot of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre or at the Walmart parking lot in Mt Pearl. We take all fiction and non-fiction (except encyclopedia, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines and textbooks). For more information: cfuwstjohns.org; 570-7596, or cfuwstjohns@gmail.com.

• On Feb. 1, the Social Justice Co-op NL will host a free public ‘Open Space’ forum,“What Does Social Justice Mean to You?” from 12 to 5 p.m. at Canon Wood Hall, St. Thomas’ Anglican Church. While reservations are not required for presentations, advance notice is welcome, in order to provide a rough idea of space requirements. For more information, or to suggest a topic for discussion please contact Lori Heath at rootconnection@gmail.com or at 738-7542.  For more information on Open Space, visit www.openspaceworld.org.

• All Saints Parish, Foxtrap hosts the All Saints dance party, on Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Parish Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission of $15 at door. A meal of moose or beef stew/dessert/tea/coffee will be served at 7 p.m. followed by music from the 50s and 60s. Come and bring a friend and kick up your heels to a night of old fashion music. For more information, contact Sandra 834-4627 or Barb Tilley 834-4795.

• “Life on Ice” — Kids Club program for February at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium Saturdays and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. starting on Feb. 1.  See how nature around Fluvarium changes in the icy winters. Rediscover the water all around us and how that ice and snow actually helps to keep animals warm and safe! Call ahead to confirm is the program will go ahead on Feb. 2 or Feb. 9 due to our Family Ice Fishing program. Ongoing to Feb. 23.


Sunday,  February 2

• “Ice Fishing with Bob” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Feb. 2. Session throughout the day. Cost is $15 adult, $10 youth (age 7+) + HST. Prepaid registration is required and non-refundable. Limited availability. It is ice-fishing 101 designed to teach: ice safety with the Canadian Red Cross, dressing for the weather, fishing tips and Bob’s tricks. You will get to watch auguring and fishing demonstrations, make your own ice fishing rod to take home and if Long Pond is safe and solid, try it all out on the ice. For more information or to book contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca.

• St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 1 Westerland Rd. hosts the International Gospel Choir, followed by a luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. Bishop Geoff Peddle is preaching. For tickets call April at 753-1931.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club hots its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on Feb. 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. Happy New Year to all of our supporters and performers.

• Hot Earth Ensemble presents Celebrating C.P.E Bach - Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. (weather contingency Monday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The “Kirk”) Tickets: $20 general; $15 senior; $7 student. Available at Home on Water Street and at the door.


Monday, February 3

Seniors and their caregivers are invited to a community event to be held by Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation on Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Park Place Community Centre in Mount Pearl.  Join local experts in healthy aging for this community information session on what you need to know about preventing falls, staying active, overcoming barriers and what your community offers to keep you active and safe. For more information, visit www.mun.ca/hkr.    


Tuesday, February 4

• Feb. 4 is the birthday of E. J. Pratt, considered by many to be Newfoundland’s —and Canada’s — greatest poet. MUN’s Faculty of Arts, Department of English and Running the Goat Books are joining forces to celebrate Pratt’s work and life. Please join us at a reception in the Second Space Gallery at the LSPU Hall on Victoria St., Feb. 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. Pratt Lectures published over the years will be on display. Limited letterpress editions of Pratt Lectures by J. Edward Chamberlin (2009) and Don McKay (2010) published by Running the Goat will be available for purchase.

• A must see film: “Journey of the Universe,” by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Come, relax and be animated with a deeper appreciation of the traditional Creation story as seen in the  new universe story and be inspired with the miracle and mystery of life as it invites us into a larger perspective of the sacredness of creation on Feb. 4 at Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Torbay Road. To register call 722-0082 or email: mcej@live.com.

• The Nfld. Horticultural Society’s first meeting of 2014 will be held at St David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Ave. at 8 p.m. on Feb. 4. We will have a knowledgeable panel to answer all your questions: Charly Mini, arborist with the City of St. John’s; Judi Kelland, master gardener; Liz Klose, director of the MUN Botanical Gardens, and Janice Wells, Telegram gardening columnist. A Valentine’s arrangement will be demonstrated by Betty Hall. New and returning members welcome. Refreshments and friendly garden chat following the meeting.


Wednesday, February 5

• The Psoriasis Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold a public annual general meeting on Feb. 5 at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and there will be dermatologists on hand to answer any questions. The PSNL Executive are also accepting new members and encourages anyone interested in getting involved to attend.

•  Feb. 5 - 9. Kanutu Theatre is back for a fourth year with An Evening Inspired by Chekhov. The show includes two one act plays: Afterplay and A Reluctant Tragic Hero. Showtime is 7 p.m. with a pay-what-you-can matinee on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for all evening performances are $25 and $20 for students and seniors. For advance tickets, call the Arts and Culture Centre box office at 729-3900 or purchase online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.


Thursday, February 6

Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Legacy concert. The concert will feature Pamela Morgan, Sherry Ryan, Eric West, Simone Savard-Walsh, Hope Jamieson and Wyatt Hirschfeld Shibley. Online, visit www.craftcouncil.nl.ca or call 753-2749 for more information. To purchase concert tickets please contact the LSPU Hall.



Upcoming events

• Coming up Feb. 7, 8, and 9 the St. John’s Shambhala Centre will offer the second program in the view and practice of meditation, called “The Birth Of The Warrior.” This Level 2 program, which will be lead by Robert Ziegler, is open to those who have completed Shambhala Training Level 1. The sessions will take place at the Shambhala Centre at 120 Lemarchant Rd. For more information, or to register, you can visit www.stjohnsshambhala.org. or contact Danielle Irvine at irvinedanielle@gmail.com.

• “Feed Your Soul: Dusting off your spiritual compass,” facilitated by the Spirituality Committee, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 8, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• All Saints Open Mike at Foxtrap Parish Hall, C.B.S. on Feb. 8 Doors open 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come and entertain or be entertained. For more information call Selina at 834-5960.

•The City of St. John’s, Recreation Division presents the 6th Annual So You Think You’ve Got Talent? show on Feb. 9 at the LSPU Hall from 2–5 p.m. Free to all performers and audience members. For more information, please contact Youth Services Team at 576-8630 or 576-2357.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Singles Valentines Dance on Feb. 8 at the Knights of Columbus starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Members $5, non-members $9.  www.30plussinglesclub.ca

• Beginners classes in Taoist Tai Chi will start the week of Feb. 10 in St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Holyrood and Kelligrews. For more information phone 579-5276.

• Bio-spiritual Focusing, with Donna Burt from Feb. 10-March 3, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Bioenergetics Exercise Classes, with Donna Burt, Tuesdays beginning Feb. 11 ongoing weekly, at

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please

pre-register by email at information@thelantern.nf.net or by phone at 753-8760.

• ACW of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap will be hosting a sweetheart tea at the Parish Hall on Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Golda at 834-7110 or Barb at 834-4795. Everyone welcome.

• A round trip to any WestJet destination could be yours in the Alzheimer Society annual ticket draw fundraising event. Tickets are just $5 each, so call toll free at 1-877-776-0608 to get your tickets today. Total of five prizes worth over $8700 so make sure to turn your $5 into a fantastic prize worth thousand. The winning tickets will be drawn on Feb. 14, 2014 so contact the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 576-0608 or online at www.alzheimernl.org/ticketdraw to get your tickets today.

• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)-An Introduction, with Marie Wal rescheduled to February 15, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

Organizations: The Landing, University Centre on MUN, Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador Bally Haly Country Club Johnson Geo Centre Anglican Church Club Chalet The Suncor Energy Fluvarium Gower Street United Church Walmart Social Justice Co-op NL The Lantern Canadian Red Cross The Whitbourne Lions Club Presbyterian Church School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Shambhala Centre Park Place Community Centre Department of English Peace Church Church Hall The Psoriasis Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Kanutu Theatre Birth Of The Warrior Spirituality Committee Youth Services Team Plus Singles Club Knights of Columbus Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Logy Bay Road, Bonaventure Avenue Mt Pearl St. Thomas All Saints Mount Pearl Long Pond St. Augustine Whitbourne Water Street Canada Torbay Road St David Kelligrews

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