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A Goods Bingo will take place Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 49 St. Clare Ave. in St. John's. It's a fundraiser for Terry Fillier who had Laser Spine Surgery at the Laser Spine Institute in Florida. The surgery is not available in Canada.


Yoga in the summer, outdoor and indoor, and morning and evening time slots, for beginning and continuing classes. Call Judy at 754-2425, www.alivewithyoga.ca.


A Goods Bingo will take place Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 49 St. Clare Ave. in St. John's. It's a fundraiser for Terry Fillier who had Laser Spine Surgery at the Laser Spine Institute in Florida. The surgery is not available in Canada.


Yoga in the summer, outdoor and indoor, and morning and evening time slots, for beginning and continuing classes. Call Judy at 754-2425, www.alivewithyoga.ca.



The popular summer program series offered on Thursdays and Fridays at MUN Botanical Garden this summer will end this week. These programs include Beyond the Backyard: Fun Beyond Your Fence For Parents & Tots and Summer Safari: Take a Walk on the Wild Side. Aug. 20 and 21 will be the last dates for these programs. Registration is not required for these outdoor programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are invited to bring a healthy, nut-free snack. Admission fees apply. For more information, call 737-8590.

Tango on the Edge holds dances/practices every Thursday at 8:30 p.m., at our new location, the Retired Citizens Club, 10 Bennett Ave. Everyone welcome. For more information, visit www.tangoontheedge.com. "Thursdays at Cochrane" lunches will run until Aug. 27. Join us each Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soups, sandwiches made to order. Casseroles, desserts. Price $5-$10. Menu changes every week. Preserves and crafts available at the craft table. Entrance from 81 Cochrane St. or Bannerman Street. Sponsored by the Time Out For Women group and proceeds go to the restoration of the historic building.

CARP St. John's-Avalon chapter will hold its 2009 annual barbeque at the Royal Canadian Legion, Pleasantville, Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Japanese Language instruction available on Thursday and Saturday evenings, and by appointment. Contact Nami Ohara at ohara.nami@gmail.com or visit www.oharaconsulting.ca.

Friday, Aug. 21

Boyle's Historical Walking tour of St. John's Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:50 a.m. Starts at the Sheraton Hotel and finishes at the War Memorial. About 75 minutes. Reservations only at 364-6845. Visit: www.boyletours.com.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Access to Greatness seminar. Learn how to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 693-1624.

Club du Samedi. Saturday morning activities in French for children aged 5-14 offered by the Francophone Association. For more information or to register, visit www.acfsj.ca/club or call 726-4900.

Performing at The Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport, The Shores of Newfoundland (Band), Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. Admission: $12. To reserve tickets, call 677-2360.

Sunday, Aug. 23

There are free guided walks in Bowring Park every Sunday until Aug. 23. Meet on the Bob Whelan Field opposite the swimming pool at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Unveil the memories and meaning behind the park with historical photos, stories from the past, and popular attractions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are suitable for adults, youth and families. To inquire about group bookings or for more information, phone the Bowring Park Foundation at 364-1531.

The CLB's Sunday Market, based at the CLB Armoury on Harvey Road in St. John's, will continue every Sunday and will be a major fundraiser for the CLB and its youth programs. CLB Sunday Market invites vendors of all types to rent tables to sell their products and/or services. Operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for the public is 25 cents. Tables are $20 each. Call Bernard Davis at 722-1737.

The Eating Disorder Foundation of NL will hold a Walk of Hope in St. John's at Quidi Vidi Lake at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Registration begins 12:30 p.m. For more information, to make a donation or to obtain a pledge sheet, call Tina at 722-0500.

Bluegrass and Oldtime Country Music Jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club Sun. Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. Bring an acoustic instrument and participate or just come along and enjoy the music. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous hold weekly meetings in the St. John's area on the following days: Sundays 8:15 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World parish hall, Topsail Road; Mondays 12:15 p.m. at 23 Cashin Ave.; Wednesdays 8 p.m. at St. James United Church, Elizabeth Avenue, beginners meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.; and Saturdays 11 a.m. at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Military Road. For more information on the Overeaters Anonymous 12 step program, call 738-1742.

The Latin Mass community in St. John's has announced that the celebration of the traditional latin mass will take place weekly on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. at Mercy Convent Chapel, 170 Military Rd., parking at Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Latin/English missals as well as other Latin Mass resources are provided. All are welcome. For more information, call Una Voce at 722-4842 (Elizabeth) or 753-2681 (Maureen).

Monday, Aug. 24

If you have graduated from the Eastern Health Cardiac Program and would like to continue on the road to good health, come and join the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association's exercise program at the NL Sports Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Call Barb Baldwin at 579-2593 for more information.

The NL Down Syndrome Society's resource centre, 235 Pennywell Rd., is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 738-3336 during office hours.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Down Syndrome Awareness Centre is now open to the public. Our new location is 21 Pippy Place, Suite 106. Everyone is welcome to visit Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Title: What's so funny about mental illness? with Big Daddy Tazz Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fort William A/B, Sheraton (formerly the Fairmont). Cost: free. The Canadian Psychiatric Association invites you to laugh along with comedian Big Daddy Tazz as he uses sharp humour to talk about his experiences with mental illness. Following his act, the public, consumers/patients, their loved ones, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are invited to join Dr David Goldbloom (Mental Health Commission of Canada) and Big Daddy Tazz in a conversation about how we can, and are taking action, to stop stigma.

Coming up

Join the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl for an evening of classical guitar and delicious coffee at Fairweather Cafe, 7-8 p.m., Centennial Park, Mount Pearl. Music provided by Dan Ficken, coffee, tea, and desserts sold on site by Around the World Restaurant. Admission is free, cost of desserts vary. Call 765-9383 for more information.

A Maurice Cullen for Newfoundland public lecture and exhibition preview will take place at The Rooms Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Charles Hill from the National Gallery of Canada will be on hand to discuss the National Gallery's gift of Maurice Cullen's 1910 painting "Misty Afternoon" to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. There is no admission charge for this event, first-come, first-seated. For more information or visit our website, www.therooms.ca.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, HB Creativity's Creative Writing For Beginners, half-day workshop, will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A hands-on, yet relaxed exploration of the principles of creative writing (maximum participants in workshop: six). Facilitated by Paul Butler, 155 Water St. Suite 304. E-mail info@writingworkshops.ca, call 753-7740, or visit http://www.writingworkshops.ca/.

Pouch Cove Open Studios will run Aug. 29 and 30, from noon to 5 p.m each day. Local area artists and artisans will open their homes and studios to the public to showcase their work. You will find paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour, as well as sculptures, photographs, wood crafts and hooked mats. For map and locations: www.pouchcoveopenstudios.com.

The Newfoundland Writers' Guild's Third Annual WordFest - 2009 will take place Aug. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. at Commisariat House in St. John's, and Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bianca's Bar in St. John's. Also, on Sept. 18 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport in support of the Eastport Library. Readings from their recent works by Raoul Anersen, Esther Brown, Kate Evans, Paul O'Neil and others.

Are you are growing food and willing to list your garden space for an upcoming "Open Garden Day" Saturday, Aug. 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FEASt (Food Education Action St. John's) will be making a map of interesting garden sites in St. John's. To list your garden, e-mail: local.feast@gmail.com.

Mel Smith Studio's presents the first annual IOPC Group (Introduction to Oil Painting Classes) exhibition and open registration Sept. 2-3 from 7-10 p.m. at the Flower Studio (124 Military Rd.) in St. John's.

The Killdevil Camp committee will hold two events at Lomond, Bonne Bay, to celebrate the camp's 50th anniversary. The first is an overnight camp at Killdevil Sept. 5-6 for old campers and staff. To register and for information, call 686-2196. The second is an open house on Oct. 18 from 2-6 p.m. at Killdevil Camp. All are welcome.

HB Creativity's Five Week Novel Writing Workshop Series, Sept. 9 to Oct. 7 (Wednesday evenings): an intensive five-week course which will help you create a synopsis, and identify key scenes, drafts of which you will write through the course. Facilitated by Paul Butler. 155 Water St., Suite 304. E-mail info@writingworkshops.ca, call 753-7740, or visit www.writingworkshops.ca.

The Grocery Foundation of Atlantic Canada, President's Choice Children's Charity and the Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation will hold the sixth annual "Helicopter Ball Drop" Thursday, Sept. 10 at about 10:30 a.m. at Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club in St. John's. You can purchase a $2 ticket until Aug. 30 at all all Sobeys, Dominion and Save Easy store locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and at Bidgood's in Goulds.

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation annual Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 11 at the Admiral's Green Golf Course, Pippy Park. To participate or for more details, contact 579-3700.

MUN Botanical Garden's annual fundraiser, the fall plant sale, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 starting at 10 a.m. Most plants are usually sold by noon. Everyone is encouraged to come early for a good selection. The sale usually features a good selection of heaths, heathers, shrubs, and perennials suitable for our local area, as well as some unusual rhododendrons. For more information, call 737-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.

On Sept. 12/13, the SeaHorse Equine Learning Centre will host a weekend horse clinic with international TTEAM instructor Edie Jane Eaton. Join us for one day for $145 or take in both days for $250 for a more in-depth experience. TTEAM is a method of innovative body and groundwork techniques to help your horse feel and behave better, heal injuries and calm the animal. For more information, www.listeningtowhispers.com. For dog and cat lovers there will also be an introductory session to Tellington Touch for dogs and companion animals Friday, Sept. 11 from 7- 9 p.m. Cost is $25. To register for either of these events call 709-786-1587 or www.thehumannaturecompany.ca.

Topsail United Church Men's Club will host a fundraising breakfast Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in support of the C.B.S. Monument of Honour. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12.

The SPCA giant flea market will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 St. David's, 98 Elizabeth Ave. in St. John's. Doors open 10 a.m. Admission $1. Lots of great bargains. For more information, call 726-0301 or visit www.spcastjohns.org.

Fifth annual Flatrock Penitential Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage in reparation to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts to Flatrock Grotto, Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at 11 am at junction of Torbay and Widgap roads. Mass at St. Michael's Church at 2:30 p.m. followed by Benediction. For information call 722-4842 or visit: www.flatrockpilgrimage.org.


For the Love of Learning offers free workshops in theatre and painting for resilient youth between 15 and 35 years old, noon to 6 p.m., weekdays in the basement of the Gower Street United Church. For more info, visit www.fortheloveoflearning.org or call 722-8848.


On Thursday, Aug. 27, A&W Restaurants invite Canadians to go Cruisin' for a Cause - to raise money to end multiple sclerosis. There will be a special classic car show and shine event at participating restaurants across the country. One dollar from every Teen Burger sold will be going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, To find a participating A&W nearest you, visit www.aw.ca.


On Saturday, Aug. 22, NL Environment Network's Workshop Series at the St. John's Farmers' Market will take place 11 a.m. - "Conscientious Eating: Meaty Choices" - at the Lion's Club (Bonaventure and Mayor avenues), outdoors tent. Free. Everyone welcome. www.nlen.ca.


Newfoundland Ecology Series: Edible Plant Hike at MUN Botanical Garden Sunday, Aug. 23, from 2-4 p.m. Instructor Todd Boland will lead a walk in the boreal forest, and discover the many hidden culinary treasures. Pre-registration is required for this workshop. To register, call 737-8590. Fee: $25.

Organizations: Knights of Columbus, Laser Spine Institute, James United Church Anglican Church Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association NL Sports Centre National Gallery NL Down Syndrome Society Sheraton Canadian Psychiatric Association Mental Health Commission of Canada Association for the Arts Commisariat House The Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport Library IOPC Group Killdevil Camp committee Grocery Foundation of Atlantic Canada Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club Sobeys Colitis Foundation SeaHorse Equine Learning Centre Sacred and Immaculate Hearts Gower Street United Church A&W Restaurants Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Workshop Series Newfoundland Ecology Series

Geographic location: St. John's, Canada, Latin Mass Florida Elizabeth Avenue St. Thomas Military Road Mount Pearl Newfoundland and Labrador Centennial Park Bonne Bay Goulds Pippy Park Michael

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