Go Guide — Newfoundland and Labrador community events Feb. 6-13

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Today, February 6
Atlantic Light Theatre presents its premiere production of Boublil and Schöenberg’s “Les Misérables” at the Arts and Culture Centre Feb. 6–9 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Jacinta Mackey Graham and Douglas Vaughan, featuring a stellar cast including Jonathan Monro, Calvin Powell, Kiersten Noel, Darrin Martin, Peter Halley, Shelley Neville, Erin Winsor, Sarah Loveys, Timothy Matson, Tolson Barrington and many talented local performers. Due to ticket demand an extra show has been added for Sunday Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. 

The 11th annual chocolate buffet and silent auction fundraiser for Beagle Paws on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Bella Vista. A fun-filled evening of all you can eat chocolate, door prizes, live entertainment and great auction items to bid on. Tickets $20. For more information visit beaglepaws.com or call 738-PAWS. — Photo by Thinkstock.com

Friday, February 7

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

Saturday, February 8

•  “Life on Ice” — Kids Club program for February at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. 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.

• “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 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.

Sunday,  February 9

• 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.

• Ice Fishing With Bob — new date at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Feb 9. Cost is $15 adult, $10 youth (age 7+). Prepaid registration is required and non-refundable. Limited availability (currently there is only space at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) The program Bob is running on teaches adults, families, kids, whoever wants to get involved, the basics. 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.

Monday, February 10

• College of the North Atlantic’s Student Council will present Winter Carnival 2014, taking place at the Prince Philip Drive Campus from Feb. 10-14 and featuring many fantastic events. The student council is proud to bring Winter Carnival to Prince Philip Drive for more than 30 years. Erin Everard will be the head co-ordinator of Winter Carnival 2014, which will feature a snow sculpture contest running for the entire week. There will be lots of prizes for all competitive events, and we hope to see you there.

• 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.

Tuesday, February 11

• February Storytelling Circle on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial. Admission is $3. Hosted this month by Dave Penny. If you have a story to tell, or you’d like to just come and listen, be sure to join us on the second Tuesday of every month at the Crow’s Nest. For more information about the Storytelling Circle and the annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival, visit storytellingstjohns.ca or email storytellingstjohns@gmail.com.

• Bioenergetics exercise classes, with Donna Burt, Tuesdays beginning Feb. 11 ongoing weekly, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

Wednesday, February 12

• Engage Memorial Fest on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Arts and Culture Centre Atrium in St. John’s. With presentations, musical performances, exhibits, and more, we’re inviting students, staff, faculty and members of the public to come and learn about public engagement at Memorial University. Come and enjoy a coffee at the Engagement Café (Rocket Bakery is providing lattes, capuccinos and more), sit in on an interactive presentation, and talk to people who are working on interesting community-based research projects. Highlights of the festival include musical performances courtesy of members of the  School of Music, and a marine touch tank. Parking is available in the Arts and Culture Centre parking lot. This is a family friendly event. For more information on the festival visit at www.mun.ca/publicengagement.

• The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a learning series for the public at their office at 835 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl. The courses in the Learning Series are progressive; providing participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Participants have the opportunity to learn and share with others who are affected by dementia. The learning series sessions are held every Wednesday and begin on Feb. 12. Pre-registration is required. You can also connect to the Learning Series by conference call or Skype. For more information call 576-0608.

Thursday, February 13

• 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.

Organizations: College of the North Atlantic, The Lantern, The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Feb 9 Birth Of The Warrior Spirituality Committee Plus Singles Club Knights of Columbus Youth Services Team Canadian Red Cross Student Council Learning Series Miller Centre The Arts School of Music The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl, Long Pond Kelligrews Duckworth 835 Topsail Road

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