Go Guide — Community events for April 3-10

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Thursday, April 3
April 3-6. Best Kind Productions proudly presents “13 the Musical,”  featuring a talented cast of young people from across the Avalon Peninsula at the LSPU Hall. Tickets $25, all ages. Buy tickets at rca.nf.ca or at the LSPU Hall box office,  753-4531.

Tap-able trees workshop with the Friends of Pippy Park. Come join us and celebrate the first harvest: maple syrup on Sunday April 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Pippy Park Headquarters, Mount Scio Road. This free workshop is brought to you by the Friends of Pippy Park. Please consider supporting initiatives like these with an annual family membership for $20. For more information contact The Friends of Pippy Park at
growinginpippypark@gmail.com. — Photo by Thinkstock.com

Friday, April 4

• The St. John the Evangelist Church annual fish and brewis takeout on April 4. Takeouts will be ready for pick up at the church hall between 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets are $8 each and are available from any vestry member or by calling Maxine at 786-6342 or Debbie at 786-0555.

• Nominations open for the election of six alumni representatives to the board of regents, the governing body of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Alumni representatives are elected for a three-year term which commences this year on Sept. 1. Nominations for these positions will be accepted until Friday, April 4. Voting will take place online. To complete a nomination and learn more about the election process and the Board of Regents, please visit: www.munalum.ca.

• Fort Townshend Sea Cadets and Fort Pepperell Navy League Cadets will hold their annual dinner, auction and entertainment on April 4 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, Pleasantville at 7:30 p.m. There will be a stuffed chicken dinner and entertainment by The Walsh Brothers with an auction to follow. Tickets are $15 each. Call 570-4636 or 237-1378.


Saturday, April 5

• Tanglecove in concert at Gower St. United Church on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Geoff Panting, Andrew McCarthy and the STEP Fiddlers. Tickets for the concert are available now from Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music and may be reserved online at the Tanglecove website. Advance: $12, at the door $15. For more information, visit www.tanglecove.ca.

• The Cupids Legacy Centre and New World Theatre Project proudly present “Shake the Leg.” On April 5 cheer on Conception Bay Celebrities as they brave the stage with Shakespeare’s greats at the beautiful Cupids Legacy Centre. Tickets $25 per person, on sale at the Cupids Legacy Centre, 528-1610.

• Girl Guides of Newfoundland and Labrador will conduct a provincial door-to-door cookie blitz throughout the province on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• All Saints Parish ACW of Foxtrap will host a flea market and bake sale with soup and sandwiches for lunch on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you wish to book a table please contact Barb at 834-4795 or church office 834-4501.

• St. Lawrence ACW, Portugal Cove will hold its spring sale Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brunch will be served: eggs, baked beans, sausages, hash browns, toast. Cost is $10 adults, $5 children. Sale includes the usual, bake, craft and book tables, as well as a silent auction. All are welcome,  any questions, call 895-6424 or the church office at 895-2215.

• April is Autism Awareness Month and this year children of ASD are invited to come along to the Kiwanis Club, situated across from Pipers in Kelligrews for some fun, activity and refreshments. The Kiwanis Club of Kelligrews will be hosting a meet and greet “I’m Meeeee” on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents please call Sheila at the Kiwanis Club at 834-5635 or 770-5179 for more information and to confirm your attendance. This is also an attempt for future events depending on interest.

 • The annual SAEN (Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland) dinner and auction will take place on April 5 at the Holiday Inn. Cocktails and preview of auction items at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Raffles, silent and live auction to follow. Single tickets are $75, of which $40 is tax deductible. Tables of 8 or 12 available. Call Ian at 579-0843, Scott at 368-8125 or the SAEN office at 722-9300, or email saen@nfld.com.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a singles dance on April 5 at the Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue starting at 9:30 p.m. Members $5, non-members $9. No jeans please. For more information about our club visit our website: www.30plussinglesclub.ca.


Sunday,  April 6

• The Pouch Cove Heritage Committee invites the public to an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1914 SS Newfoundland sealing disaster. The event pays tribute to the sealers from Pouch Cove who took part in the voyage, those who died and those who returned home. The event goes ahead April 6 at the Pouch Cove Lion’s Club from

2-5 p.m. www.pouchcoveheritage.org.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on April 6 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.


Monday, April 7

• April 7. Andrew Gale will present his third-year recital at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Gale is a native of Lewisporte, and is currently a third-year piano performance major in the bachelor of music program.

Tuesday, April 8

• April Storytelling Circle on April 8 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. 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. Hosted this month by Gary Green. For more information about the Storytelling Circle and the annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival, visit storytellingstjohns.ca or email storytellingstjohns@gmail.com.

• There will be a Bishop Spencer College luncheon on April 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Clovelly Golf Club. The cost is $25 which must be paid by April 8. For further information and tickets call Elizabeth at 722-4546 or Ruby at 579-6219.


Wednesday, April 9

• Fundraising Concert in aid of the Singing Legionnaires will be held on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in St. James United Church on Elizabeth Ave. Performances by Erin Winsor, Meghan Herder, Erin Eaton and Rachel Huys and featuring the Singing Legionnaires in songs of yesteryear and the best known war songs. Tickets $20 at Fred’s Records on Duckworth Street,  C’est Moi in Churchill Square and at the door.

• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach to self-care that teaches stress-management techniques that are powerful and long lasting, shown from program research over the past 20 years. This eight-session course is based on the renowned work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, and developed at UMASS Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Free orientation on April 9, program commences April 16. For information call 685-6027, or email mbsrstjohns@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 10

April 10-13 at the Barbara Barrett Theatre (Formerly the Basement Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre), is “Giovanni’s Women,” by British playwright R. D. Hamilton, who worked with School Zone playwright Chris Tobin and director Fabian O’Keefe to create a new version of the script set in Newfoundland.


Upcoming events

• Scoff ’n’ Scuff dinner, dance and silent auction in support of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society on April 11 at the Benevolent Irish Society, 30 Harvey Road at 7 p.m. Tickets $25 at O’Brien’s Music.

• Topsail United Church Men’s Club annual breakfast with the Easter bunny will take place on Saturday April 12 from 8-11 a.m. Usual great menu. Adults $7, children under 12, $3. Face painting and colouring for the children. All are welcome.

• The Ladies of the Sabre will hold their Easter afternoon tea at the Shrine Club,Topsail Road on Saturday April 12 at 2 p.m. Usual spins on baskets, and prizes for best three Easter bonnets. Cost is $10. Please call Sylvia Downey for tickets at 368-0696.

• St. James United Church Women spring sale and afternoon tea on April 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the St. James Church auditorium, 330 Elizabeth Ave. Cost $6 and can be obtained from any UCW member or at the door.

• Creating the year-round garden. A workshop for green thumbs and greenhorns on Saturday or Sunday, April 12 or 13. This full-day workshop will help you create a year-round garden so you can raise and harvest food all year long, by combining raised beds with protective structures like cloches, cold frames, tunnels, row covers and greenhouses. Workshop fee $45, including lunch. Workshop will be held at Points East Bed & Breakfast in Pouch Cove. To register for the workshop or for more information visit www.perfectlyperennial.ca or call 335-2340 or email secondstage@hotmail.com. Pre-registration is required.

• The 5th Annual Earth Day Fair at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium on April 13 from 12-4:30 p.m. Since 1990 Canadians have been coming together on Earth Day to look at successes, possibilities and opportunities to stand up for and support our earth all year long. Now in its fifth year, the Suncor Energy Fluvarium is hosting a co-operative, community Earth Day fair. This is an event for everyone: adults, youth and families alike. Free admission.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-week daytime and evening classes Monday to Thursday for new and returning students beginning weeks of April 13 and April 20 at various sites until week of June 16. With 20 gentle, easy moves, T’ai Chi Chih is a simple way to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit by using your own natural resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of your body’s internal energy. Can also be done seated. For further details please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.

• Fluvarium’s Nature connections spring camps April 14-17 for grades 1 and 2 and April 22–25 for grades 2 to 4. Make lots of fun new connections to the freshwater habitats around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Nature connections spring camp is the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. With small group sizes (10 campers per session) fun and adventure await. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camp is $145 to attend all four days in one week or $40 per day. For more information and to receive a registration package contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca. Registration is now open.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on April 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

• Newfoundland and Labrador author readings series Presents Dan Rubin reading from “A Fire on the Sea” at the A.C. Hunter Library at The Arts and Culture Centre on April 16 at 7 p.m.

• 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 April 17 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 contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

• Topsail United Church Good Friday fish cake luncheon on April 18 at 11:30 a.m. Menu of fish cakes, baked beans, molasses raisin bread, dessert, tea or coffee. Tickets $12. Each available by calling the church office at 834-4567.

 • On April 19 Family Palooza will hit Paradise with a day of fun for the whole family. Newfoundland Reptiles will be wowing the crowd with various reptiles to see and touch. While perusing the gift market, guests are invited to have their faces painted by the talented Spry Creations. Realtime Photography will be preserving the day’s memories with its photo booth and props, so come prepared to smile! All the entertainment is free of charge and donations will be accepted at the door in support of the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland. Family Palooza will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre on McNamara Drive. Stay up to date on this event and many more to come by visiting Wildfire Event Management on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildfireevents.

• An “Egg-cellent” Easter at the Fluvarium on Saturday, April 19 between 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Easter excitement at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There will be baskets of fun family activities. Bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny who will be appearing on the hour. Cost of the event is $5 per person (children 2 and under are free).



Organizations: Bishop Spencer College, Evangelist Church, Memorial University of Newfoundland Kiwanis Club Cupids Legacy Centre Fort Townshend Sea Cadets and Fort Pepperell Navy League Cadets Royal Canadian Legion Branch The Walsh Brothers New World Theatre Suncor Energy Fluvarium Association of Eastern Newfoundland Holiday Inn Plus Singles Club Knights of Columbus The Pouch Cove Heritage Committee The Whitbourne Lions Club Culture Centre Clovelly Golf Club James United Church on Elizabeth Ave UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness Alzheimer Society Barbara Barrett Theatre Basement Theatre School Zone Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society Benevolent Irish Society Shrine Club James United Church Women James Church Miller Centre A.C. Hunter Library The Arts Topsail United Church Good Single Parent Association of Newfoundland

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Pleasantville, Pouch Cove Portugal Cove Kelligrews Duckworth Street Clare Avenue Whitbourne Lewisporte Churchill Square 30 Harvey Road Topsail Road

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  • Bill Hynd
    May 26, 2014 - 11:44

    More violins, less violence, Sunday June 8, 2pm at Wesley United church on Patrick St. Tickets are $10 -children are free. Proceeds will purchase goats for Oxfam. Contact Jennifer Johnson jenniferbodymap@gmail.com

  • Peter
    May 22, 2014 - 06:44

    Hi, who can i contact about having an event posted in the go guide for next week?

  • carol kelland
    May 20, 2014 - 11:22

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