Go Guide – Newfoundland and Labrador community events Feb. 27-March 6

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Thursday, February 27
• The Bishops College /Booth Memorial Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting at which interested persons can present their name suggestion for the new high school being constructed in St. John’s West. The meeting will take place at Beaconsfield Junior High School in the Learning Resource Centre on Feb. 27, at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4 is Shrove Tuesday — also known as pancake day.  Several local groups plan pancake breakfasts and suppers. See Go Guide listings for details. — Image by Thinkstock.com

Dr. Ania Harlick, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University, will give a talk about the perception of science (physics in particular) and how it modifies and enriches the way we see the world. She will also share her career path and what she learned along the way. This free event is at the Fluvarium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 and all are welcome, but registration is requested. For more information about the event and to register go to www.wisenl.ca/speakerSeries.

• Lupus NL will host a public information session with rheumatologist Dr. Al Ghanim at Mount Pearl city hall on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. AGM to follow. Everyone welcome. Please call 368-8130 for more information.

• Join us at the A.C. Hunter Library on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. for the launch of “Tanglecove: 30 New Canadian Fiddles Tunes” by Dave Panting and Dan Rubin. Come for live music, readings from the book, and lots of fun!

• Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 120s (But Were Afraid to Ask!) on Feb. 27 at the Benevolent Irish Society, 30 Harvey Rd. at 7 p.m. The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society is hosting a good old game of 120s. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a complete beginner, we’ve got a spot for you. In the spirit of sharing our beloved traditions, we’re calling on experienced players to teach some beginners. Admission is $10 at the door. For more info, call Erin at 576-8508 or email office@nlfolk.com.

• Bereaved parents are invited to meet with other parents who have suffered the loss of a child. The Compassionate Friends welcome you to a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. The group meets in Room 2J618 near the main entrance of the Health Sciences Centre. For more information call Diana at 753-3530.

• The Newfoundland Historical Society will hold its monthly free public lecture on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. at S.J. Carew Engineering Building at Memorial University, room EN2043. Parking will be available in Lot 16 on the west side of the Smallwood Student Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend. Free admission, but donation greatly appreciated.


Friday, February 28

• The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival has been selected to show this year’s Oscar-nominated short films. Live-action shorts (8 p.m.) and animated Oscar-nominated shorts (6 p.m.) at The Rooms Feb. 28.  (Animated shorts suitable for adults and kids age 12 and older; live-action shorts  for adults only. Admission is by donation (suggested donation is $10). Info: womensfilmfestival.com.

Saturday, March 1

• The Special Olympics Festival — This is a fundraising extravaganza that is all about having fun while supporting an amazing cause. All the action takes place at Clovelly on Saturday, March 1.  Check out the 2014 festival website at www.specialofestivalnl.ca for full details about the day and online ticket purchase for A Special Night. Tickets can also be bought through the Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador office at 738-1923.

•The Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides will host a public education workshop and annual general meeting at the Foran/Greene Room, St. John’s City Hall on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme of the workshop is “Toxic Substances in Your Home and Community.” All are welcome. Lunch provided.

 • Development and Peace holds it’s Share Lent Workshop “One Human Family, Food for All.” Scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday March 1 at The Lantern, Barnes Road. Workshop is free and light lunch will be provided. Please help us, help the less fortunate, all interested are welcome.

• The SPCA is having a book sale at Masonic Hall on Mount Carson on March 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Get a great read and support the SPCA.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Singles Dance on Saturday, March 1 at the Legion, Blackmarsh Road starting at 9:30 p.m. The cost for memeber is $5, non-members $9. For more information visit www.30plussinglesclub.ca.

• “Wake Up!” Kids Club program for March at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. The winter is coming to an end and we can just start to see nature getting ready for spring. But who is waking up, who is still asleep? Who is building a nest, who is hunting again? Let’s discover who is getting up and on the go despite the snow on March 1 and 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday,  March 2

• The Whitbourne Lions Club holds its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on March 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 Wesley Male Choir and Rev. Bill Mercer will conduct an evening service of song on March 2 starting at 6:50 p.m. The service will be held at Wesley United Church and will be an enjoyable evening of praise and worship. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, March 3

• Bio-spiritual Focusing, with Donna Burt ongoing to 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, March 4

• All Saints Parish Foxtrap will have a Pancake Supper (sausages and baked beans) on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door or by calling Barb at 834-4795 or Golda at 834-7110.

• All Saints Parish Foxtrap will have a Pancake Supper (sausages and baked beans) on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door or by calling Barb at 834-4795 or Golda at 834-7110.

• The Men’s Service Club and ACW will sponsor their annual pancake/sausage dinner on March 4 in Canon Wood Hall, Military Road. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children (12 years and under). Cards will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5. Please bring your own cards and baskets. Tea and coffee will be served.

• St. John the Evangelist, Topsail ACW will hold a Shrove Tuesday ham supper with pancake dessert on March 4 at 5.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Rectory Road. Tickets are adults $12, children under 12, $6. They are available from any of the ACW members or by calling the church office at 834-2336. A card game will follow at 8 p.m. at a cost of $5. Please bring your own cards and baskets.

 • Wesley United Church will hold a pancake supper on Tuesday on March 4 at 6 pm. Pancakes, sausages and baked beans will be served along with dessert and tea or coffee. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 782-1689 or the Church Office at 579-3682.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue will hold a pancake and sausage supper on March 4 at 6 p.m. in the Church Auditorium. Moose and beef sausages will be available. Card game to follow (120s). Please bring your own cards.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the Church Office at 579-0039, or call 738-2830 or 364-2428. Come along and bring a friend.   

• St. Michael and All Angels Men’s Association will hold a jiggs dinner with pancakes for dessert ($15) with a bake sale on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club, Topsail Road. For tickets call 579-8279. Come and bring your friends.

• The March 2014 meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on March 4 at Daffodil Place on Ropewalk Lane. Speaker: Mrs. Kathy Fitzgerald. Topic: Value of the Patient Navigator with a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis.

• The next St. Philip’s ACW card game will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. (following the ACM Pancake Supper) in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Road, St. Philip’s.  There will not be a card game in February. Usual prizes and ticket draws. Lunch will be served. Cost is $5. For more information, contact Rebecca at 895-2343.

• The Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting will be held at St David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue at 8 p.m. on March 4. Our lecture topic will be “Foliage-the forgotten friend-using foliage plants in the garden landscape”. The presenter is Todd Boland who has been the Research Horticulturist at the MUN Botanical Garden since 2005. New and returning members welcome! Refreshments and friendly garden chat following the meeting.

Wednesday, March 5

• The winner of the Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award will be announced March 5 at the regular meeting of the A.C. Hunter Library Book Club at The A.C. Hunter Library in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. The book club meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the award presentation at 7:45 p.m. The book club will be discussing “Whirlaway” by Russell Wangersky, which was a finalist for the 2012 BMO Winterset Award. The discussion is open to the public and everyone is welcome whether one has read the book or not.

• Join Alan Goodridge for a free “Introduction to Map and Compass” on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Library, 1st Floor Activity Room. Register by calling 737-3950. Materials are provided.

• Radical Forgiveness, with Susan Cummings for six weeks from March 5 - April 9, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.


Thursday, March 6

• GAC NL Public Lecture at the Johnson GEO CENTRE on March 6 at 7 p.m. As part of this year’s GAC NL Spring Meeting, we are proud to announce our annual public lecture sponsored by Professional Engineers & Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador. This year’s lecture will be given by Andrew Kerr (Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador), celebrating the 100th anniversary of Arthur Holmes’ book “The Age of the Earth.”

Organizations: A.C. Hunter Library Book Club, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, The Lantern Benevolent Irish Society Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society Health Sciences Centre The Newfoundland Historical Society S.J. Carew Engineering Building The SPCA Smallwood Student Centre The Rooms Wesley United Church The Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Alternatives Your Home Lent Workshop Plus Singles Club Suncor Energy The Whitbourne Lions Club Anglican Church Church Auditorium Shrine Club Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group Parish Centre The Newfoundland Horticultural Society Church Hall Johnson GEO CENTRE

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl, Room 2J618 Barnes Road Blackmarsh Road Whitbourne The Men Military Road Rectory Road Craigmillar Avenue All Angels Men Topsail Road St David Elizabeth Avenue

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