October 01, 2014

MUNbuttoned: A Four Day Festival of Research

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    MUNbuttoned: A Four Day Festival of Research. Join the Harris Centre as we host four informal, yet informative, days showcasing Memorial University applied research projects. Held October 1 – 4, 2014, admission is free and there’s something for all ages. Check out www.munbuttoned.ca or call 864-6115 for details.

     

Viewing of Several Short Films

  • Place : Cupids Legacy Centre
  • Time : 19:30
  • Details :

    Cupids Legacy Centre

    368 Seaforest Drive, Cupids

    Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Viewing of Several Short Films, Complimentary glass of wine and cheese social to follow. 19 years and over. Cost $10.

October 02, 2014

24 Hour Trench: A Special Presentation by Andrew Robertshaw

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 14:30
  • Details :

    24 Hour Trench: A Special Presentation by Andrew Robertshaw on Oct. 2 at The Rooms Theatre at 2:30 p.m. The trench was the frontline soldier’s home. World War I historian Andrew Robertshaw and a group of soldiers, archaeologists and historians used official manuals and diaries to build a real trench system and live in it for 24 hours.  Join us at The Rooms as Andrew Robertshaw shares their experience and gives us a glimpse of how a frontline soldier’s day unfolds. For more information please contact Joy Barfoot at 757-8092 or email joybarfoot@therooms.ca 

Booklaunch

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 20:30
  • Details :

    From the award-winning, bestselling author comes another unforgettable novel. DoubleDay Canada and Riddle Fence invite you to the launch of Sweetland, the latest novel by Michael Crummey. October 2 at The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street at 8:30 p.m. Music by the Blue Drop. Books for sale. Cash bar.

Jack, the King of Ashes -- book launch

  • Place : Cox & Palmer Second Space, LSPU Hall
  • Time : 17:00
  • Details : Join Andy Jones and Running the Goat Press as they celebrate the release of JACK, THE KING OF ASHES, the fourth in Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji's award-winning series of Newfoundland Jack tales. There will be tunes from Emilia Bartellas and Aaron Collis, treats, and a brief reading by Andy. Thursday, October 2nd -- from 5 pm to 7 pm Everyone is welcome! For more information, visit: runningthegoat.com

October 03, 2014

How to Research your British Great War Relatives on the Internet: A workshop with Andrew Robertshaw

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details :

    How to Research your British Great War Relatives on the Internet: A workshop with Andrew Robertshaw on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m to 12 noon. Mr. Andrew Robertshaw is a military historian, author, broadcaster and trained teacher, with a national reputation for bringing the past to life.  Join Andrew Robertshaw as he shares some tips on researching your British First World War relatives in this two hour workshop. The workshop fee is $30 (10% for Rooms Members) and pre-registration is required.  To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090.  For more information on the workshop schedule and content, please contact Joy Barfoot at 757-8092 or email joybarfoot@therooms.ca

Beautiful Torbay art show

  • Place : Torbay
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    Beautiful Torbay art show on Friday, October 3 at the Kinsmen Centre, Bauline Line, Torbay from 7 - 9  p.m. Meet and greet with Artists - October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Purchase of art work available

Book signing

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 18:30
  • Details :

    Lisa Dalrymple will be signing copies of her latest kids book, A Moose Goes a-Mummering on Friday, October 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Coles, Avalon Mall and from 10-12 p.m. at Costco, Stavanger Drive.

The St. John's Storytelling Festival

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The St. John's Storytelling Festival, which runs from October 3 - 10 is excited  to be  celebrating its second decade. From traditional Jack tales to tales from epic poems, from original recitations to personal anecdotes, there will be tales of history and fairylore, tales moving and amusing, tales for the young and the not-so-young. And tales from young tellers, too. Events range from solo performances to a story slam, from house concerts to story walks, this year’s festival will be multifaceted, and will have something to appeal to everyone. The St. John's Storytelling Festival began in 2003 under the auspices of the St. John’s Folk Arts Council (now the NL Folk Arts Society) and has grown to a full week of events that include workshops, school visits, and concerts. The St. John's Storytelling Festival also hosts a monthly Storytelling Circle at the Crow's Nest Officers’ Club. Please see storytellingstjohns.ca for more information. The full schedule is available at http://storytellingstjohns.ca/wp/festival/

October 04, 2014

Dinner and cabaret

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    On Oct. 4 the Parish of the Good Shepherd presents dinner and cabaret featuring Janet Cull at the Reid Community Centre, Mount Pearl. Get your tickets today for $50. For more information contact the church at 747-1022, Donna at 364-6673, Jim at 728-1534, Ruby at 368-0579 or Wanda at 745-3471.

The Annual St. Francis Blessing of the Animals

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 14:00
  • Details :

    The Annual St. Francis Blessing of the Animals service will take place at the anglican cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Saturday, October 4 at 2 p.m. For more information go to our web site at www.stjohnsanglicancathedral.org

Quintessential Vocal Ensemble

  • Place : Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, NL
  • Time : 08:00
  • Contact : Garrick Theatre (709) 468-5777
  • Details : Prepare to be moved by the power of voice as the Quintessential Vocal Ensemble fills The Garrick with song. Comprised of more than 40 of this province’s finest vocalists, QVE has been wowing audiences across North America for over 20 years and have earned recognition as one of Canada’s most accomplished choirs. Purchase tickets online 24/7 or at the box office (Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm)
  • Garrick Theatre

Cowan Heights United Church ham and bean supper

  • Place : St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall
  • Time : 17:30
  • Details :

    Cowan Heights United Church ham and bean supper with dessert on Saturday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m. Adults $12, students/children $6. Tickets available at the Church Office between 9 a.m. – 12 noon Monday to Friday or call the church at 745-2871.

Book Signing

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    Lisa Dalrymple and illustrator Elizabeth Pratt will be signing copies of their books Bubbly Troubly Polar Bear and If It’s No Trouble… A Big Polar Bear on Saturday, October 4th from 1-3 p.m. at Coles, Village Mall.

     

    Bruce Templeton will be signing copies of his latest book The Man with the White Beard at two locations on Saturday, October 4th from 1-3 p.m. at Coles Avalon Mall and 3:30-5:30 at Chapters, Kenmount Road.

A Day of reflection and action with KAIROS Canada

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details :

    A Day of reflection and action with KAIROS Canada, an umbrella ecumenical justice organization for Christian in Canada will be held at the Parish of the Ascension 58 Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl on October 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers: Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS Canada and Ed Bianchi, Program Manager – KAIROS Staff, Toronto. Register at jdavis@kairoscanada.org or by telephone 579-9915. There is no registration fee but a contribution toward lunch for those who can contribute will be accepted.

CBC St. John's Open House

  • Place : 95 University Avenue, St. John's
  • Time : 12:00
  • Contact : Greg Guy
  • Details : CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF CBC ST. JOHN’S AND LAND & SEA AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, OCT. 4 You’ve welcomed us into your home for the past 50 years, now we welcome you into ours. To mark 50 years of CBC St. John’s and CBC’s Land & Sea, CBC Newfoundland & Labrador is hosting an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at 95 University Ave., St. John’s. Open House guests will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the radio and television studios where shows like CBC News: Here & Now and CBC Radio One’s St. John’s Morning Show are produced. They’ll catch a glimpse of the workings and operations of their local news network. Visitors will meet their favourite CBC personalities, including CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon, as well as St. John’s Morning Show host Anthony Germain, CBC News: Here & Now’s Debbie Cooper and Jonathan Crowe, and CBC News: Here & Now Late Night’s Carolyn Stokes. Pauline Thornhill, host of CBC’s Land & Sea, will be on hand to help mark the 50th anniversary of the show. Bring the kids to meet Kids’ CBC characters Huckle Cat, Bookaboo and Bo on the Go. CBC branded items such as T-shirts, caps and more will be available in the CBC Boutique with all proceeds going to the Community Food Sharing Association. A BBQ will also be hosted by the Community Food Sharing Association. Admission to the Open House is free, but non-perishable food or cash donations will be graciously accepted.
  • www.cbc.ca/nl

The Juggernaut

  • Place : Topsail Road, St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The Juggernaut is here! It’s a challenging (and fun!) 5K obstacle course designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Coming to St. John’s on October 4, The Juggernaut has teamed up with Clovelly and MAX to bring Newfoundland a safe and exciting event. Conveniently constructed in the heart of east end of St. John’s, The Juggernaut consists of 18 obstacles – all unique and bound to be an experience! The Juggernaut is guaranteed to be a memorable day for all participants – regardless of your skill level. For full details and to register, check out thejuggernautchallenge.com. Registration has started for both individuals and teams. The early bird ticket price of $65 (plus applicable fees and taxes) ends July 25.

Workshop - Personal Stamp On Traditional Tales

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 13:00
  • Details :

    Join Bob Barton for a workshop to refine your storytelling skills. Putting Your Personal Stamp On Traditional Tales on Oct. 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Rocket Room. In this workshop we will probe the delicate tension between reproduction and invention using a familiar traditional story. $25 registration fee. Space is limited; pre-registration requested. For more information email storytellingstjohns@gmail.com or visit http://storytellingstjohns.ca/wp/workshops/

     

     

Stand up for Comedy

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Details :

    Yuks Yuks

    Kenmount Rd.

    The Pottle Centre will be hosting a charity event "Stand up for Comedy" on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. For tickets call 753-2143 or email info@pottlecentre.org. Tickets are $25.

St. Thomas' Church Fall Fair

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 09:00
  • Details :

    St. Thomas' Church Fall Fair will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 9 a.m. in Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Road. There will be a variety of stalls and morning coffee and a luncheon will be served. Luncheon tickets are available at 754-0151.

Gala Dinner and Auction

  • Place : Manuels
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    Gala Dinner and Auction on October 4 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre.  Tickets are on sale now!  October 4 will be Conception Bay South’s most elegant evening – The Manuels River Gala Dinner and Auction.  Tickets available at the Manuels River Hibernia Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway or call Jillian at 834-2099, ext. 201.

     

Tack’s Beach Social

  • Place : Paradise
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    The  annual “Tack’s Beach Social” will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 7 – 10 p.m. at 14 Stonewall Drive, Paradise. For further information, please telephone  Vera at 895-6429.

The Feast Of Fools

  • Place : Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
  • Time : 18:30
  • Details :

    The Shakespeare by the Sea Festival is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year this Saturday night in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s. The Feast Of Fools is a medieval-themed evening complete with music, costumes and a utensils-optional meal. It will be held on October 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Community Centre. Tickets are $150 per couple or $100 per person and are available online via their website at shakespearebytheseafestival.com. Attendees are also welcome to join in the fun by wearing costumes or kilts, should they wish!

     

October 05, 2014

Pet Adoption Day

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 13:00
  • Details :

    Thinking of adopting a pet? You can visit several animal rescue groups all under one roof. Pet Adoption Day on Oct.  5 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Shriner's Club, Topsail Road. Groups in attendance: St. John's SPCA, Bird and Small Animal Rescue, Greyhounds, Pleas for Paws, Beagle Paws, Dynamic Canines, City of St. John’s Humane Services, Gobble Yums Pet Treats For more information call 738-PAWS or visit www.beaglepaws.com. “Let us help you find your new best friend”

St. John's Orienteering Club Event

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 13:30
  • Details :

    St. John's Orienteering Club Event on Sunday, Oct 5. at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is at the end of Meetinghouse Road, Pouch Cove. Maps $2, beginners welcome. Pre-registration encouraged at hhtp://www.sjoc.ca. Contact 437-5097 for more information.

Arts Northeast will be hosting an art exhibition and sale

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details :

     Arts Northeast will be hosting an art exhibition and sale of original art on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 411 Stavanger Drive. Free admission and no tax. Visa and Mastercard accepted. All are welcome.

The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 25th Annual Telethon

  • Place : Newfoundland
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 25th Annual Telethon on October 5 on EastLink and Community Stations throughout the region. For more information or to become involved call Don or Shelly at 945-5289. Help us help you with your donation.

Fun and fabulous old time country music

  • Place : The Whitbourne Lions Club
  • Time : 14:00
  • Details :

    The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on October 5 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. Enjoy a beautiful Fall Sunday afternoon of fun at the Whitbourne open mic show.

Arts Northeast will be hosting an art exhibition and sale

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details :

    Arts Northeast

    Hampton Inn and Suites, 411 Stavanger Drive

    Arts Northeast will be hosting an art exhibition and sale of original art on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission and no tax. Visa and Mastercard accepted. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

October 06, 2014

The Wesley Male Choir

  • Place : Heart's Delight
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    The Wesley Male Choir, along with Rev. Bill Mercer, will be travelling to Heart’s Delight on Oct 5 to hold an evening service at Bethel United Church starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

October 07, 2014

Learn to Meditate

  • Place : St. John's Shambhala, 120 LeMarchant Rd.
  • Time : 19:30
  • Contact : stjohns.shambhala.org
  • Details : Learn to Meditate session every Tuesday at 7:30 pm

The 24th Annual Festival of New Dance

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The 24th Annual Festival of New Dance will be taking place October 7 - October 12 in St. John's Newfoundland. For more information contact Neighbourhood Dance Works at 722-3663 or ndw@nfld.net.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a Public Information Session

  • Place : Labrador West
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a public information session in Labrador West, Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre, Green Room. For information call 1-888-896-9565 or email droberts@nlac.ca. Donna Roberts will also be available between Oct. 7–9 to meet with individuals and groups who wish to discuss potential projects or learn more about the application process, please make an appointment in advance.

OPENING NIGHT - Festival of New Dance - with Dulcinea Langfelder Co.

  • Place : LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Contact : Michelle Bush
  • Details : Dulcinea Langfelder - Dulcinea's Lament (main stage opening night dance) Inspired by Don Quixote’s famous muse, Dulcinea del Toboso, Dulcinea Langfelder sallies forth to take on Miguel Cervantes’ ‘absent heroine’, giving voice to her namesake to express her vision of the world and its history. You don’t need to have read the book to know intuitively who Dulcinea is. The question is, does she exist? Does she live somewhere in all of us? In her inimitable multidisciplinary style, Dulcinea and her chorus of ‘Honourable Colleagues’ (her technical team) follow the silk road on a pilgrimage, looking through the mirror to where the present warps with the past, as dance with theatre, words with imagery... Quixote with Dulcinea.
  • Festival of New Dance

3rd Annual Roberta Thomas Legacy Award

  • Place : LSPU Hall 3 Victoria Street, St John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Contact : NDW at 722-3663 or ndw@nfld.net
  • Details : Th Roberta Thomas Legacy Award is awarded every year at the opening reception of the Festival of New Dance. The ROBERTA THOMAS LEGACY AWARD (RTLA) was established by her family to celebrate Robbie's infectious human spirit by supporting development and presentation in dance and dance collaboration. Awarded annually to a dance practitioner or an artist in any discipline collaborating with a dance practitioner, projects are awarded $1000 for ideation, professional development, aspects of creation or final production. LOIS BROWN will present the 2014 3rd Annual ROBERTA THOMAS LEGACY AWARD. Lois has a very long history with Neighbourhood Dance Works and was a vital force in the development of the Festival of New Dance. HARRIETT ROBERTA THOMAS was an English émigré to Newfoundland who became a beloved and essential figure in the cultural community of her adopted country. A true believer in the creative arts, she was a friend and second mother to the swarms of young people drawn to her and her sons' musical home in St. John's. A champion of youth, she was an inspirational mentor to many emerging artists while fostering an environment of independent thinking and community activism. She had a special passion for dance and was Executive Director of Neighbourhood Dance Works until 2009. She was a talented painter and her passing in December 2011 left unfinished what was already a rich body of visual art works. A mother, a grandmother, a cook, a traveler, a painter, an archivist, an activist for human rights, an indispensable friend: in all those roles, she had a profound effect on those whose lives she touched.
  • RTLA - Neighbourhood Dance Works

Sunrise Dance Ceremony - Festival of New Dance

  • Place : Signal Hill, beside the visitor's centre
  • Time : 07:00
  • Contact : call NDW office at 722-3663 or e-mail ndw@nfld.net for reservations and details
  • Details : SUNRISE WELCOME DANCE Tuesday, October 7 7-8 AM Signal Hill Provincial Park (alongside the Visitor's Centre) Hosted by Corie Harnett Come welcome the sun and the Festival of New Dance with dance! All are welcome! FREE Corie Harnett is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts educator who is called to spread love, healing and joy through movement, storytelling and play. 
  • Schedule - Festival of New Dance

The Nfld Horticultural Society's monthly meeting

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    The Nfld Horticultural Society's monthly meeting will be held at St. David's Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue on October 7 at 7 p.m.  Join arborist Charly Mini in the parking lot for a demonstration of Fall pruning techniques followed by a question and answer session inside. Our plant and bulb sale will take place at this meeting. New and returning members welcome. Please note earlier time.

October 08, 2014

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs

  • Place : Fogo Island Inn
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) helps women start, grow and advance successful, leading-edge businesses that capitalize on emerging economic opportunities. Women in business and business service organizations in the Fogo Island area are invited to join us to learn about our free programs and to network with other businesswomen and stakeholders at a networking reception on October 8 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Fogo Island Inn. Also join us for a bonus workshop, “Social Media: Making it Work for Your Business” at Fogo Island Inn earlier that afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m. Register online now at www.nlowe.org/events.

     

Alpha Program

  • Place : Pearl Place
  • Time : 18:30
  • Details :

    Do you have life challenging questions? Come to our Alpha Program and let's explore these questions together. Alpha Program beginning time October 8 - December 3 at the Victory Christian Center 10 Pearl Place from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Evenings begin with a hot meal and a video. For more information contact Richard Moody at 753 - 0833 or email rmoody@nf.sympatico.ca.

Festival of New Dance presents: Hood+Thomson, Joe Ink, Sarah Joy Stoker

  • Place : LSPU Hall 3 Victoria St. St John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Contact : Call the Hall 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca
  • Details : 2nd Night of the Festival of New Dance Hood + Thomson - The Muted Note The Muted Note is a suite of songs composed by Scott Thomson, settings of poems by P.K. Page, for Susanna Hood's singing voice. As a duo, Susanna, in addition to singing the lyrics, improvises on the songs both vocally and in dance, a synthesis for which she is singularly acclaimed in Canada. Scott, on trombone, both underpins Susanna and solos on the songs in a wide-ranging style that reflects his broad experience as an improviser. Throughout, P.K. Page's stellar poems are at the core of the work and, in both dance and music, Scott and Susanna seek to animate and activate the verse as they play. Their extensive Canadian tour this autumn will help to promote their new duo disc on &records. Joe Ink - Left Left is one of choreographer Joe Laughlin's most enduring and popular works. Is it one mans contemplation of his relationship to the world or is it just a tempest in a teacup? Sarah Joy Stoker – the worth of Ecology, economy, physiological and spiritual connections to our environments, grief and mourning. "Only by re-contacting the full reach and education potential of our kinesthetic intelligence will we have any hope of finding a balanced relationship with the larger systems of the world around us..." Thomas Berry
  • Festival of New Dance

October 09, 2014

Harvest thanksgiving roast beef dinner followed by a card game

  • Place : Foxtrap
  • Time : 12:30
  • Details :

    ACW of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap will be hosting a harvest thanksgiving roast beef dinner followed by a card game at the Parish Hall on Thursday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Lena 834-8192 or Barb 834-4795. Everyone welcome.

Petr Trosztmer presents EESTI: Myths and Machines at the Festival of New Dance

  • Place : LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Contact : For tickets Call the Hall at 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca
  • Details : Peter Trosztmer – EESTI: Myths and Machines An assemblage of disjointed events, disembodied voices, echoes and hazy memories. At its heart Eesti is a tale of grandfather’s escape from Estonia and a machine-like sculpture that shapes the visual and sonic landscape. The dancer/performer pulls us into a wild, fragmented narrative where his imagination is writing a history both epic and prosaic.
  • Peter Trosztmer - Festival of New Dance

October 10, 2014

Author and storyteller Jan Andrews will present stories for children of all ages

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 15:30
  • Details :

    Author and storyteller Jan Andrews will present stories for children of all ages on Friday, October 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the AC Hunter Children’s Library. No registration is required and admission is free. This presentation is part of the 2015 St. John’s Storytelling Festival.

605 Collective at the Festival of New Dance

  • Place : LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Contact : For tickets Call the Hall at 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca
  • Details : 605 Collective - Inheritor Album Vancouver’s breakout 605 Collective brings their trademark explosive physicality in this newly imagined version of Inheritor Album. The work is a collection of short pieces inspired by concepts of inheritance and succession, producing an album of extraordinarily affecting images and movement set to an electronic sound score. The six performers pull apart the roles of inheritor and predecessor to create brief snapshots of a generation in transition, balancing strong individuality inside of a powerfully connected ensemble. Known for their raw athletic power, the dancers are pushed to the limits of physical possibility against a backdrop of stunning animations by L.A.-based media artist Miwa Matreyek to explore an endurance, transformation, and what we leave behind.
  • 605 Collective - Festival of New Dance

Katie Ward at the Festival of New Dance

  • Place : Masonic Temple/Spirit of NL, 6 Cathedral Street, St John's
  • Time : 18:00
  • Contact : For tickets Call the office 722-3663 or e-mail ndw@nfld.net 15$ cash at door
  • Details : Katie Ward - infinity doughnut I see Infinity Doughnut as a blind and imaginative system of navigation exploring inanimate and also human phenomena. Together we’ll look at shapes, spaces and interconnectedness though simple-minded, volatile and robust dancing. In this speculative and naïve survey of our surroundings, bodies are squeezed and compressed, they also laugh, vibrate and drift. We will create a movement machine to show the mind’s fluctuations. This performance event invites performers and audience to surrender to change, flow and spontaneity. Family friendly!
  • Katie Ward - Festival of New Dance

October 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Breakfast

  • Place : Coley's Point
  • Time : 08:00
  • Details :

    Thanksgiving Breakfast on Saturday, October 11 from 8 - 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, Coley's Point.  We  will be serving, sausages, bologna, baked beans, scrambled eggs, toutons, and rise-n-fries. For more info call Debbie at 786-0555. Come and bring your friends.

Songs of “The Working Man” A Musical Portrait of Merle Haggard

  • Place : Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, NL
  • Time : 08:00
  • Contact : Garrick Theatre (709) 468-5777
  • Details : Bob MacDonald, Craig Young and a stellar back up band pay tribute to a true living legend of country music, Merle Haggard. With personal songs rooted in everyday living, there’s good reason why “The Poet of The Common Man” is among Haggard’s many nicknames. Join us for a night of hidden treasures and #1 hits. Purchase tickets online 24/7 or at the box office (Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm)
  • Garrick Theatre

Saturday Summer Music Series

  • Place : Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, NL
  • Time : 00:00
  • Contact : Phone: (709)-468-5777
  • Details : THIS YEAR’S EDITION of the SSMS is our richest and most diverse to date. Nearly 200 of Newfoundland and Labrador’s finest musicians and vocalists will grace The Garrick’s stage in 18 shows over 18 consecutive weekends. Opera on the Avalon launches the Series in fine style on June 15 with its fantastic production of La Bohème. From there it’s a steady stream of the best and the brightest, the young and the old[er], the up and coming and the iconic - all to provide you with a superb season of music. Flip through this booklet to find shows that tickle your fancy. SSMS runs from June 15-October 11, 2014 Tickets: $30 and $10 (Students) Purchase tickets online 24/7 or at the box office (Monday to Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm) For more information on the SSMS please check our website, or email us at garrickboxoffice@nf.aibn.com
  • Garrick Theatre

Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photowalk

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    On Saturday, October 11 the whole world will be walking again during Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photowalk. Taking place in cities around the world, photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together to socialize, share and inspire during this one-day, worldwide event. It’s completely free to participate in the walk. For more information and to register visit http:/tinyurl.com/stjohnsnl.

All Saints Open Mic

  • Place : Foxtrap
  • Time : 19:15
  • Details :

    All Saints Open Mic. Come up to Foxtrap Parish Hall, cbs on October 11.  Doors open at 7:15 p.m.  Come enjoy a great evening of entertainment.  For information call Selina at 834-5960

THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST

  • Place : TOPSAIL UNITED CHURCH
  • Time : 08:00
  • Details : TOPSAIL UNITED CHURCH MEN'S CLUB THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST SAT OCT 11, FROM 8 UNTIL 11 A.M. USUAL GREAT MENU. COST $7ADULTS, $3 CHILDREN ALL ARE WELCOM

Give Me Back, an original play that fights the stigma of mental illness.

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    Gower Street United Church

    99 Gower Street

    October 8–11 at 8 p.m. and October 11-12 at 2 p.m. SKC originals and For the Love of Learning are coming together to present Give Me Back, an original play that fights the stigma of mental illness. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students, available in advance: The Sundance (30 George Street), all Orange Stores in the St. John’s Area and online at http://skc.etixnow.com/

Topsail United Church Harvest Festival

  • Place : Topsail United Church Topsail
  • Time : 08:00
  • Details : Topsail United Church annual Harvest Festival Celebrations begin on Saturday October, With the Men's Club annual Thanksgiving Breakfast served from 8 A.M. until 11 A.M. Usual Good Menu. Cost $ 7 Adults, Children $ 3.00. available as well.

Fall Bazaar

  • Place : Emmaus Cafe & Parking Lot, South River, NL.
  • Time : 10:30
  • Contact : Bob Bishop-528-4669/ cell: 683-0879
  • Details : Vegetable; Crafts and Preserves Stalls; Sweets and Treats Stall with Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, Popcorn, Hotdogs and Drinks. Pony rides; Lunch served--chili (beef or moose); dessert-home made blueberry cake and sauce, tea or coffee-$7.00

Thanksgiving Craft & Gift Fair

  • Place : Riverdale Banquet Hall, Kelligrews
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details : Thanksgiving Craft & Gift Fair Saturday, Oct 11/14 10am-4pm Riverdale Banquet Hall, Kelligrews Admission $1; kids under 12 free 40+ vendors, face painting, balloon animals, visit from Elsa for pictures from 12-2pm. All proceeds in aid of 9 year old Joey Dywer who recently had brain surgery in Toronto

Closing Night at the Festival of New Dance

  • Place : LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Contact : For tickets Call the Hall at 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca
  • Details : Jo Leslie - Siren The piece celebrates the feminine (and all that entails metaphorically) and sends a warning about its denigration. How we treat women, each other and the planet are all inextricably linked. Performed by Robyn Breen. Jo Leslie - Affair of the Heart When Jacinte was 39 years old (and a mother of 2 small boys) she suffered a massive stroke. Consequently she has become aphasic (lost a great deal of her speech capacity) and her right arm and leg are numb. I met Jacinte in 2008 when I volunteered to direct her group’s rehearsals. Her vivacity, bravery and joy shone through anything we refer to as disability, and deeply moved me. Dance, for Jacinte, is life. I offered to create a solo so that she might return to the professional dance milieu and also, share a new perspective on the art form. Affair of the Heart (the title of the music) has been precisely that: with very few words but a great deal of passion and laughter, Jacinte’s remarkable story unfolded in dance. Enjoy Louise Moyes - Pants on Fire Jack wins the Princess's hand - by lying? A contemporary take on a tale from St. Mary's Bay, with the Princess giving her side of the story. What happens when the foundations of your relationship are built on slippery ground... A new Docudance work combining folk tale and contemporary writing with dance, both folk and contemporary.
  • Festival of New Dance

Katie Ward matinee at the Festival of New Dance

  • Place : Masonic Temple/Spirit of NL., 6 Cathedral St. , St John's
  • Time : 02:00
  • Contact : For tickets Call the office 722-3663 or e-mail ndw@nfld.net 15$ cash at door
  • Details : Katie Ward - infinity doughnut I see Infinity Doughnut as a blind and imaginative system of navigation exploring inanimate and also human phenomena. Together we’ll look at shapes, spaces and interconnectedness though simple-minded, volatile and robust dancing. In this speculative and naïve survey of our surroundings, bodies are squeezed and compressed, they also laugh, vibrate and drift. We will create a movement machine to show the mind’s fluctuations. This performance event invites performers and audience to surrender to change, flow and spontaneity. Family friendly!
  • Katie Ward - Festival of New Dance

Boreal Breaths and Steps Part 2 - Festival of New Dance

  • Place : Marlene Creates' Boreal Garden, Portugal Cove
  • Time : 02:00
  • Contact : Call NDW office at 722-3663 or e-mail ndw@nfld.net for reservations and details
  • Details : Boreal Breaths and Steps, part 2 A walk in The Boreal Poetry Garden with site-specific performance by duo Susanna Hood and Scott Thomson as they perform unconventional and dynamic combinations of dance and trombone inspired by Marlene Creates' poetry and the surrounding boreal forest. The Boreal Poetry Garden is an ongoing project that focuses on the six acres of boreal forest where Marlene Creates lives on the outskirts of Portugal Cove. Since 2006, the site has been the platform for in situ multidisciplinary performances to bring attention to and appreciation for the boreal forest ecosystem.  For the Festival of New Dance 2014, the audience will go on a guided walk along the paths, stopping at certain spots to experience site-specific poetry, dance, and music in response to the immediate environment where they are standing.
  • Schedule - Festival of New Dance

CLOSING PARTY at the Festival of New Dance

  • Place : The Ship Pub, Duckworth Street, St John's
  • Time : 22:00
  • Contact : For more information call the NDW office at 722-3663 or e-mail ndw@nfld.net
  • Details : CLOSING PARTY AT THE SHIP PUB Saturday october 11 10PM If you were there last year you know it is not to be missed – choreographers, dancers, technicians, festival staff and audience members all move, move move to local DJ Moondog. This year a special encore of Susanna Hood + Scott Thomson will highlight the party! DJ Moondog can’t help playing an irresistible mixture of rock, soul, disco and r&b from all eras that gets the dancefloor pumpin’. He’s pretty excited to be back after last year’s wicked party, so get ready to sweat! DJ Moondog is one bad dog. http://djmoondog.wordpress.com/ Tickets 5$ at door or free with Saturday Night LSPU Hall ticket holders.
  • Festival of New Dance

October 13, 2014

Harvest Festival Celebrations

  • Place : Topsail United Church
  • Time : 11:00
  • Details :

    Topsail United Church annual Harvest Festival Celebrations begin on Saturday October 11 with the Men's Club annual Thanksgiving Breakfast served from 8 - 11 a.m. Cost $7 adults, children $3.  Celebrations  continue on Monday October 13 starting at 11 a.m. with a sale of baked goods, preserves, crafts and a soup luncheon from 11 Until 1 p.m. Cost for the luncheon is just $7 which include roll, delectable desserts, tea or coffee. Jiggs Dinners will be served from 4.30 Until 6 p.m. Cost $14. To reserve tickets please call 834-4567,  take outs available as well.

      

Topsail United Church Harvest Festival Celebrations

  • Place : Topsail United Church
  • Time : 11:00
  • Details : Topsail United Church Harvest Festival Celebrations on Monday October 13 starting at 11 A.M. with a Sale of Baked Goods, Preserves, Crafts and a Soup Luncheon from 11 Until 1 P.M. Cost for the Luncheon is just $7 which include roll, Delectable desserts , tea or coffee. All are Welcome

Jiggs Dinner

  • Place : Topsail United Church Topsail
  • Time : 04:30
  • Details : Topsail United Church Annual Jiggs Dinner will take place on Monday October 13 from 4;30 until 6 P.M. Cost $14. To Reserve Tickets please call the Church Office at 834-4567. Take Outs Available as well.

October 15, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 17:30
  • Details :

     The St. John the Evangelist Topsail Anglican Church Women are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner (roast beef and all the trimmings) on Wednesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a mini harvest sale.  The cost is $15 per person. There will also be a card game at 8 p.m. that same evening at a cost of $5 per person. Bring your own cards and baskets

Special celebration Saint Luke’s

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

     Did you work at Saint Luke’s Homes? Saint Luke’s is hosting a special celebration event on October 15 in recognition of the past 50 years. We are seeking all staff members who were employed at Saint Luke’s Homes. If you, or someone you know, worked at Saint Luke’s Homes, please contact us for further details by calling 752-8900.

Theatre - Unnecessary Farce

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 20:00
  • Details :

    Barbara Barrett Theatre (former Basement Theatre)

    Arts and Culture Centre

    St. John’s

    October 15 to October 18 at 8 p.m. Unnecessary Farce. When two rookie cops trail a politician to a motel, they're not only fighting crime, they are also battling mistaken identities, thwarted lovers, unintentional innuendo, conversations that seem to be about one thing but are about something else entirely, and an inordinate amount if slamming doors! This play is a classic farce with non-stop physical comedy. Eight doors and six characters - let the chaos commence.

October 16, 2014

Book reading

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    Joseph Dobbin will be reading from Beacons: The Women of Salmonier Arm at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, second floor on October 16 at 7 p.m.

October 18, 2014

Garage sale

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details :

     St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will be holding a garage sale from the church hall, the corner of Longs Hill and Queens Road, on October 18. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1.  Stalls will include: linens, clothing, kitchenware, books, toys, white elephant, accessories/jewelry and electrical.  great bargains, come one and all.

Tutor Training Workshop

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 09:00
  • Contact : Tom Dawe at 738-3975
  • Details : Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop.
  • www.teachersonwheels.ca

The Split Peas of Twillingate

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 19:30
  • Details :

    The Split Peas of Twillingate are back by popular demand to Gower Street United Church on Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Split Peas bring the traditional music of outport Newfoundland for an evening of old-time Newfoundland entertainment. Tickets are just $20 and are available at the Gower Street United Church office, Fred’s Records (Duckworth Street) and the Hair Factory (Churchill Square). The performance will be followed by “Toutons and Tea”. A limited number of tickets (220) are available for $5 so don’t be disappointed, get yours early from the Gower Street Church Office. Phone 753-7286 for more details!.

The Wesley Church Fall Fair

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 09:30
  • Details :

    The Wesley Church Fall Fair will take place on Saturday, October 18. Breakfast (bacon, sausages, eggs, beans, toast, tea/coffee) will be served at 9 a.m. Adults $12/children $5. A sale (baked goods/crafts etc.) will start at 9:30 a.m. A sit down roast beef dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. (Adults $20/children $7). An auction will follow the dinner. For tickets call Pheobe at 726-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the Church Office at 579-3682.

     

October 19, 2014

Sing for Care 2014

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    Les Ms. Women’s Choir presents Sing for Care 2014. Les Ms. Women’s Choir invites the public to attend the Ninth Annual Les Ms. and Friends Sing for Care concert on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews (The Kirk) Presbyterian Church on Queen’s Road.

October 20, 2014

Awareness to Action: Training to Recognize, Report and Respond to Elder Abuse.

  • Place : Holiday Inn, St. John’s, NL
  • Time : 00:00
  • Contact : Register now at http://www.nlnpea.ca/conference Contact us at 1-800-563-5599 [Toll Free] or eaconference@seniorsresource.ca
  • Details : Awareness to Action: Training to Recognize, Report and Respond to Elder Abuse. Join us on October 20 to 21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn, St. John’s for two days of information/resource sharing and training. This conference will hosted by the Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador's Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA). Register now at http://www.nlnpea.ca/conference Contact us at 1-800-563-5599 [Toll Free] or eaconference@seniorsresource.ca $75 for Network members and $90 for non-members.

Training to recognize, report and respond to elder abuse

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    Awareness to Action: Training to recognize, report and respond to elder abuse. Join us on October 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn, St. John’s for two days of information/resource sharing and training. This conference will hosted by the Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland Labrador's Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Register now at http://www.nlnpea.ca/conference  Contact us at 737-2333 or 1-800-563-5599  or email eaconference@seniorsresource.ca. Cost is  $75 for network members and $90 for non-members.

October 23, 2014

Musical tribute

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    In partnership with the Spirit of Newfoundland, the Agnes Pratt Home Foundation is hosting a private showing of the musical tribute “Women Doin’ Men” on October 23 at 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser to benefit the major renovation of the Fairhaven Unit at The Agnes Pratt Home. Women Doin’ Men, is one of four shows at Spirit of Newfoundland’s Masonic temple for the fall of 2014. Call 579-3023 or visit spiritofnewfoundland.com for more information. Tickets to the October 23 private showing are $75 (including taxes); $30 tax receipt provided. For more information or reservations for this dinner and show, call 752-8957 or visit The Agnes Pratt Home Administrative Office.

The Wesley Male Choir celebrates its 25th Anniversary

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 18:00
  • Details :

    The Wesley Male Choir celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014 and two events are planned to mark this milestone. A dinner and gospel sing a long will be held at the Elk’s Club on Thursday, October 23 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling Don Waye at 579-0671 or the Church Office at 579-3682. A service will be held on Sunday the 26 starting at 7 p.m. at Wesley Church. Rev. Art Elliott will be the invited guest and all are welcome at both events.

October 24, 2014

Infinitely More, for a night of inspirational entertainment

  • Place : Topsail
  • Time : 19:30
  • Details :

    On Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. the Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail will host three-time Covenant Award Nominee, Infinitely More, for a night of inspirational entertainment. Husband and wife duo, Gerald Flemming and Allison Lynn, create a fresh new sound for the church. Their music will encourage and inspire both the seeker and the lifelong Christian. Tickets for the concert cost $10. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall with freewill donations towards the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. October is Autism Awareness month. To reserve a ticket or for more information please call Stephanie at 834-3445 or Valerie at 834-9712.

14th Annual Red Maple Festival

  • Place : Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the 14th Annual Red Maple Festival from October 24 - November 5. If you or your organization have any suggestions or would like to host an event as part of the Red Maple Festival please call 489-0472, or fax 489-0454. You can also email rdrake@grandfallswindor.com. Deadline is October 12.

Just Get Out! 2014 workshop

  • Place : Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Educators and the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre will be facilitating the Just Get Out! 2014 workshop from October 24 to 25. Located on the Avalon Peninsula, down Salmonier Line, the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre offers the perfect location to enter a wilderness setting in an inclusive, comfortable, and engaging way. Educators, parents, families, and anyone interested in environmental education are welcome. Registration forms and more information can be found at www.nlee.ca/upcoming-events.html Cost is $120 ($108 for NLEE members) which includes meals, accommodation, and transportation from St. John’s to Salmonier Line. Registration forms and money must be in by October 15 at the latest.

October 25, 2014

The 6th Annual Uniformed Services Ball

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 18:30
  • Details :

    The 6th Annual Uniformed Services Ball is Saturday, October 25 at the Surgeon Lieutenant Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building, The Boulevard, Pleasantville. The Uniformed Services Ball was created to bring both serving and retired members of all uniformed services together, in a relaxed and cordial dinner environment. This includes military, police, peace and enforcement officers, fire departments, correctional officers, Coast Guardand all other branches of the uniformed services and their spouses. Tickets are $55 per person. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. For tickets contact Captain John Heffernan at the Conception Bay South Fire Department at 834-6540 or 682-3000, your uniformed service or veteran’s association.

Topsail United Church Annual giant fall flea market

  • Place : Topsail
  • Time : 10:00
  • Details :

    Topsail United Church Annual giant fall flea market takes places on Saturday October 25 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission $1. All are welcome

Dance of the Dead

  • Place : Johnston Geo Centre
  • Time : 20:30
  • Details :

    The Johnston Geo Centre is pleased to announce Dance of the Dead happening on Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are $30. Early bird price $25 until Oct. 11. For more information call 737-7880 or visit www.geocentre.ca.

October 26, 2014

The Wesley Male Choir celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The Wesley Male Choir celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014 and two events are planned to mark this milestone. A service will be held on October 26 starting at 7 p.m. at Wesley Church. A dinner and gospel sing a long will be held at the Elk’s Club on Tuesday, October 28 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling Don at 579-0671 or the Church Office at 579-3682. Rev. Art Elliott will be the invited guest and all are welcome at both events.

Free Infant Massage Class

  • Place : Conception Bay Family Resource Centre, 974 Conception Bay Highway, CBS
  • Time : 11:00
  • Details : Introduction to Infant Massage Learn practical techniques to help you & your baby have better days and quieter nights. Simple strokes that help ease pain from gas, constipation, chest congestion and more! You will be the only one touching your baby & instructors are heath care professionals. Small thank you gift of baby-friendly oil and handouts are provided . 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday, October 26, 2014 Location: The Conception Bay Family Resource Centre 974 Conception Bay South Highway, C.B.S, NL All family members welcome! Workshop is FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER Contact: Lori Robbins, CIIT® at (902) 406- 5904 iaiminfantmassage@gmail.com OR The Conception Bay Family Resource Centre (709) 744-4621

October 28, 2014

The Muse is holding a 65th anniversary reunion for alumni

  • Place : St. John's
  • Time : 17:00
  • Details :

    The Muse is holding a 65th anniversary reunion for alumni on October 28. The celebrations will start at 5 p.m. on October 25 and go until 8 p.m. Registration is $5 per person. To register, please visit: http://www.mun.ca/mundays/events/reunion_themuse.php

October 29, 2014

Topsail United Church annual giant auction

  • Place : Topsail
  • Time : 19:00
  • Details :

    Topsail United Church annual giant auction will be held on Wednesday October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Church Hall. A huge variety of items to bid on. Visa and MasterCard accepted. All are welcome.  

October 31, 2014

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Place : Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Time : 00:00
  • Details :

    The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications from registered charities and qualified donees for grants of up to $2,000 to fund innovative projects that will benefit the communities of our province. Projects in a variety of fields will be considered, including health, heritage, arts, education, social welfare, and environmental protection. The deadline for applications is October 31. Visit cfnl.ca to download an application form, or call 709-753-9899 for more information.