Go Guide — community events March 13-20

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Thursday, March 13
The Town of Conception Bay South will host a 50+ Seniors Social on March 13 from 2–4 p.m. at Worsley Park. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment. This event is free for everyone. We hope to see you there. If you require further information, please contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department at 834-6534.

Monday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Church and community groups around the province are holding events to mark the occasion. See the Go Guide listings for details. — Image by Thinkstock.com

Friday, March 14

• A dance in support of Radio Station VOWR will be held on March 14 at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Avenue. Tickets cost $15 and can be obtained by calling Albert at 746-9311 or Paul at 744-2255. Get your tickets early as they sold out quickly last time and many people were disappointed.

• The Conception Bay South Literacy Council, in co-operation with the C.B.S./Paradise Food Bank, is sponsoring its sixth annual Food for Thought Project ongoing to March 14. The purpose of this project is to encourage families to read with their children by providing gently used children’s books to patrons of our local food bank. Books should be appropriate for ages infant to 12. Books can be dropped off during office hours at the Food Bank next to Mary Brown’s on Route 60 or at the Conception Bay South Public Library. For information or book pickup east of Foxtrap Access Road, call Stephanie at 834-3445 and west of the Foxtrap Access Road call Janice at 744-2581.

• First United Church Women’s stew supper on March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at 221 Park Ave. in Mount Pearl. Cost is $10. For tickets call church office at 368-2194.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue, will host Flannigan’s Pub Night on Friday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the Church Auditorium. Beef and moose stew will be served; with music, skits, and dancing to follow. Cash bar (wine, beer and soft drinks) available. Tickets $20 available at the church office. Call 579-0039.

• Award-winning poet Ann Shin joins a few of Riddle Fence’s finest writers for a poetry reading at the Eastern Edge Gallery on March 14 at 8 p.m. Audience members will have a special opportunity to participate in Ann’s readings of poems from her book “The Family China,” published by Brick Books. Presented by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival as part of Scene & Heard, an annual series of workshops, screenings, performances and readings. www.womensfilmfestival.com.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Singles Paddy’s Day Dance on March 14 at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Members $5, non-members $9.  Jeans are permitted for the night’s dance. Wear your Irish greenery and come out and enjoy the night. For more information about our club visit our website at www.30plussinglesclub.ca.


Saturday, March 15

• The vestry of St. John the Evangelist Church will hold a Paddy’s Day breakfast on March 15 from 8-11 a.m. at the church hall in Coley’s Point. We will be having eggs, saugages, bologna, rise’n’fries, toutons, baked beans and toast and of course juice, tea/coffee.

• All Saints Parish ACW of Foxtrap will host a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, contact Barb at 834-4795.

• Lucky crafters fair on March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel, 102 Kenmount Rd. Admission is a non-perishable food item in support of the local food bank. Proceeds from a vendor filled basket is in support of Mazol Shriners. Balloons and bow ties and face painting by Create a Face NL.

• Annual snowshoe challenges promises a great outdoor experience. The annual Outfitters St. Paddy’s Weekend 5K Snowshoe Challenge is organized by outdoor and running enthusiasts as a way to recognize the beauty of winter, while accepting a 5K challenge. Sponsored by The Outfitters Adventure Gear and Apparel, the race will take place at in the Three Pond Barrens area of Pippy Park. This is a fun family event open to all ages. The race is on Saturday, March 15 and begins at 12 noon from the end of Allendale Road. Demo race/run snowshoes are available on a first come first serve registration basis. Participants are asked to meet 15-20 before the race begins. Registration is online until March 14 at noon. To register please go to www.theoutfitters.nf.ca/go-snowshoeing.htm.

• Gower Street United Church Women are hosting their St. Patrick’s afternoon tea,  craft and bake sale on March 15 from 2-4  p.m. in the lecture hall (back entrance). Admission is $7. Tickets are available on the door or the church office.

• Powers Court Open Mike Show at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on March 15. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more information call Frank 834-8196 or Ian at 631-8439.

• “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 15 and 16 at 1:30 p.m.


Sunday,  March 16

• Film editing with Justin Simms on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Best Boy Studios, Mount Pearl. Learn how to digitize and import footage, work with a timeline, splice and much more. Presented as part of the SJIWFF Scene & Heard Film Industry Conference.

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on March 16 at the parish hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial at 2 p.m. The doors open at 1 p.m.

• The Newfoundland Writers’ Guild Workshop will meet on March 16 from 2-5 p.m. in the community room at Sobeys, Howley Estates. We explore all forms of writing — prose fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Every workshop brings surprises. Visitors welcome at no charge. Drop in and join our round-table.

• Baccalieu Trail Atlantic Kidney Chapter invites all dialysis patients, kidney transplant patients and kidney donors in the Baccalieu Trail area to our second annual World Kidney Day Dinner on March 16 at Harbour Breeze in Harbour Grace at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Robert or Bernice Lundrigan at 786-7913.


Monday, March 17

• Aly O’Brien History Walk Saint Patrick’s Day. Meet at the Basilica steps on March 17 at 1 p.m. Bring your walking stick or ski pole. Tours lasts 80 minutes. Free but a donation for the food bank is suggested.

Tuesday, March 18

• CFUW St. John’s is extending Tuesday’s used book collections of fiction and non-fiction until March 18.  Location is the former Pennington’s Superstore at the South end of the Hamlyn Road Plaza by Marie’s Mini-Mart, near the Village Mall. No encyclopedias, condensed books, magazines or textbooks.

• Lent 2014 — Soup and Substance at Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mt. Scio Rd on March 18. Film will be “Keeping the Earth.” Religious and scientific perspectives on the environment. View the film and enjoy hot soup from  noon to 1 p.m.

• 12 Step Spirituality, with Agnes Hutchings, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon from March 18 - June 24, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold their regular monthly meeting on March 18 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.

• Card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on March 18 at 8 p.m. Bring your own cards. Lunch provided. Admission is $5. For more information call 895-2215 or 895-6424.


Wednesday, March 19

• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada St. John’s Centre monthly meeting on March 19 at 8 p.m. in Room C-2045, MUN Chemistry Physics Building. Free parking in Lot 5 at rear of the building. Public welcome, details at www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) — An Introduction, with Marie Wall, Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. on March 19, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.


Thursday, March 20

• All Saints Parish Ways and Means Committee, Foxtrap will host a St. Paddy’s Day Luncheon on March 20 at 12:30 p.m. There will be soup, sandwiches, dessert and a game of cards. Tickets are available by contacting, Barb at 834-4795 or Sandra 834-4627.

• Are you or someone you know affected by Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer Society will be holding its next monthly family support group meeting on March 20 at 7 p.m. at 835 Topsail Rd., Unit 107. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and would like to attend a meeting with other family members please join our meeting. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

• Meniere’s and Tinnitus provincial webinar on March 20 from 7-8 p.m. For more information: www.chha-nl.com or 1-888-753-3224.

• Spring equinox — celebrating the return of light and life, with presentation retreat team from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on March 20 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.



Upcoming events

• St. Lawrence Anglican Parish, Portugal Cove, will hold a Paddy’s Day Irish stew and dance on Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Live music by Dennis Kendell (Me & Him). Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased by calling Kevin at 895-0123 or the church office at 8595-2215.

• Visit the craft market on March 22, at the Church of the Ascension on Smallwood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Just $2 admission and a chance to win lots of door prizes. Visit the vendors, then stop for a chat, tea or lunch at the Charity Café, hosted by the Diabetes Association. Visit us on Facebook or drop us a note at thecraftmarketnl@gmail.com.

• The Celtic Fiddlers have been accepted to perform in New York this coming June/July for Canada Day as well as on Ellis Island, Central Park and Long Island. On Saturday, March 22, we are holding our annual Celtic Gala. This will be a dinner and silent auction and tickets are $30 each. This year we are holding the event at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall, Goulds. This will be our biggest fundraiser so we are depending on your continued support! You can purchase your tickets at 743-3918 or Susan at 745-0944.

• Cowan Heights United Church, 141 Frecker Dr., will be holding a spaghetti dinner on March 22, at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $12 and can be got by phoning the Church office at 745-2871. All welcome.

• Come and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with the St. John’s Choir on March 23 at Wesley United Church, Patrick Street from 2-4:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment, ticket draws and some special diet treats. Tickets are $12 and are available from choir members, or by calling Sandra at 745-8320.

• Clarke’s Beach United Church Senior Choir presents a service of music on March 23 at 7 p.m. on the theme “God so loved the world.” The guitar group will lead the pre-service singalong at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments and a time of fellowship to follow in the church hall. All are welcome.

• Lent - 2014 — Soup and Substance at Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mount Scio Road on March 25. The Film is “Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream.” Looking toward environmental sustainability, justice and spiritual fulfillment. View the film and enjoy hot soup from noon to 1 p.m.

• Time to start something new in a new season on March 25. The St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers welcomes visits of anyone interested in any type of embroidery, free. Meet at Corpus Christi Hall, (in back) 260 Waterford Bridge Rd. at 7:30 p.m.

• General cancer support group meeting on March 26 at Sobeys Community Room, Mount Pearl, 50 Old Placentia Rd. from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is an open meeting for cancer patients and caregivers. The topic will be information on support services. For further information contact Denise McCarthy at 753-6520 ext 228.

• The Canadian Federation of University Women present a gigantic used book sale of more than 25,000 books plus CDs and DVDs. Most selling at $2 or less, at the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s on March 26  from 6-9 p.m. and March 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and a half-price sale on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $1 admission good for three days. Please bring shopping bags.

• Lent 2014 at Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mt. Scio Rd.  Evening film and discussion on March 27 from 7–9 p.m.  Film: “Journey of the Universe,” an Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation. Followed by discussion and refreshments. Registration is required.  Call 722-0082 or email mcej@live.com.

• Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on Saturday, March 29. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

 • Wesley United Church will hold a roast beef dinner, with dessert and tea/coffee on March 30 starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children, and can be obtained by calling Pheobe Sheppard at 782-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

• Earth Day Canada (EDC), in partnership with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, is looking for everyday eco-heroes who are doing extraordinary work to create greener communities across Canada. The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups and small businesses, who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. For more information or to nominate yourself, a friend, a group or small business from your community, please visit www.earthday.ca/hometown. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2014.

• DanceNL is thrilled to issue a call for workshop proposals for our third season of NL Moves Workshops. Applicants must be DanceNL members in good standing (membership information is available at http://dancenl.ca/membership) The application deadline is April 1.

Organizations: Knights of Columbus, Radio Station VOWR, The Conception Bay South Literacy Council Paradise Food Bank Conception Bay South Public Library First United Church Women Anglican Church Church Auditorium Eastern Edge Gallery Plus Singles Club Evangelist Church Mercy Centre for Ecology Ramada Hotel Sobeys Gower Street United Church Women The Lantern Suncor Energy The Conception Harbour Heritage Group Alzheimer Society Guild Workshop Wesley United Church Peace church Royal Astronomical Society of Canada St. John All Saints Parish Ways and Means Committee Church of the Ascension on Smallwood Drive Diabetes Association Cowan Heights United Church Beach United Church Senior Choir Canadian Federation of University Women EDC Mill Street Brewery RBC Foundation

Geographic location: Foxtrap, Mount Pearl, Clare Avenue 221 Park Ave. Craigmillar Avenue Mundy Pond Road Coley Pippy Park Allendale Road St. Thomas Manuels Portugal Cove Baccalieu Saint Patrick Torbay Road New York Ellis Island Central Park Long Island Goulds Patrick Street 101 Mount Scio Road Canada

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