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Event Spotlight

The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador will offer a workshop with SeÁn Virgo, "The Eye and the Ear" Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7-10 p.m. at 155 Water St., Suite 102. Virgo is a fiction writer, poet, playwright, actor, director, editor and teacher. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration required. For more info, contact WANL at wanlassist@ nf.aibn.com or 739-5215.

Friday, Sept. 25

The Rock Can Roll Media Collective and the Independent Artists Co-operative are stoked to announce the fifth annual Rock Can Roll Independent Music and Media Festival and Conference Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27 at The Ship, CBTGs and Distortion. Don't miss out on the rock event of the season. All shows are $5 at the door. Visit www.rockcanrollrecords.com for detailed schedules.

The Ken Proudfoot Potato Festival will be held at MUN Botanical Garden Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission will be a donation of a non-perishable food item or funds in aid of the Community Food Sharing Association. For additional informatiion

Event Spotlight -

The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador will offer a workshop with SeÁn Virgo, "The Eye and the Ear" Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7-10 p.m. at 155 Water St., Suite 102. Virgo is a fiction writer, poet, playwright, actor, director, editor and teacher. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration required. For more info, contact WANL at wanlassist@ nf.aibn.com or 739-5215.

Friday, Sept. 25

The Rock Can Roll Media Collective and the Independent Artists Co-operative are stoked to announce the fifth annual Rock Can Roll Independent Music and Media Festival and Conference Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27 at The Ship, CBTGs and Distortion. Don't miss out on the rock event of the season. All shows are $5 at the door. Visit www.rockcanrollrecords.com for detailed schedules.

Saturday, Sept. 26

The E.P. Roche 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will hold a flea market at Mary Queen of Peace school on Torbay Road beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Anything you have that is suitable for a flea market can be dropped off at the school between 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Everyone is welcome. If you need anything picked up call Don Byrne 753-3726, John Walsh 726-6729 or Jim Janes 739-6107.

Sunday, Sept. 27

The Latin Mass community in St. John's will hold the celebration of the traditional Latin mass 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 and other Latin Mass resources provided. All welcome. For information, call Una Voce at 722-4842 (Elizabeth) or 753-2681 (Maureen).

Monday, Sept. 28

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is recruiting participants for Business Beginnings, a program aimed at women with a business idea who would like assistance in getting it off the ground. This six-month training program is tailored to the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and will be delivered this fall in St. John's, Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor. Business Beginnings is free to selected candidates who meet the program requirements and is available to any woman interested in starting a business. Sessions begin Sept. 28. For application details, call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

Tuesday, sept. 29

Is arthritis affecting your quality of life? The Arthritis Society will hold an Arthritis Workshop in Clarenville, Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital. If you would like to attend, call Donna at The Arthritis Society in St. John's at 1-800-321-1433 or e-mail info@nl.arthritis.ca.

Become a pilot for free. Join 515 North Atlantic Air Cadet Squadron. For ages 12-18 , Wednesday nights 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m-noon at Building 312 located in Pleasentville. For more information, contact 570-4706.

thursday, Oct. 1

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.

General listings

Today, Sept. 24

The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents will meet Thursday, Sept. 24 in Room 2J619, Health Sciences Centre from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All parents dealing with the loss of a child are welcome to attend. For information, call Arlene at 722-4168 or Mary at 834-4027.

Camera 35 Photography Club meets every second Thursday at 8 p.m. at Lecture Theatre "B" 80 at the Medical School in the Health Sciences Centre (Janeway parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. sharp start time. For more information, call Ken (834-4606) or Matt (368-2073). Meetings will be held on the following dates: Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.

September Reflection Days at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., with Father Philip Chircop, Sept. 24 and 25 from 2-4 p.m. To register, call 753-8760 or e-mail information@thelantern.nf.net.

The Alumni Committee of St. Bonaventure College invites all alumni, former teachers and staff of St. Bonaventure's College and their families to an alumni mass and dinner. Mass is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist with a meet and greet to follow at 8 p.m. at the school. Dinner and presentation of the inaugural Alumnus-of-the-Year award to Alec G. Henley, KSG, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the CLB Armouries on Harvey Road. Tickets for the dinner are $40 and can be purchased by calling the school at 726-0024 or e-mail alumni@stbons.ca.

Special RCMP career presentation for women Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at the RCMP Headquarters, 100 East White Hills Rd. For further information, call 772-3626 or visit www.rcmp.ca.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE), in partnership with Deloitte and Touche LLP, will offer a free webinar called "The Impact of Today's Changing Labour Pool: Recruiting and Retaining the Right People" Sept. 24 from 9-10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.nlowe.org.

Time Out for Women Group of Cochrane Street United Church will host a coffee break in aid of the Alzheimer Society Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. in the church lounge. There will be a donation box instead of a set charge. Come along for coffee, tea, treats, and fellowship and support the very important work of the Alzheimer Society. Entrance from Bannerman Street.

Friday, Sept. 25

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.

Moltar Bia and Mel Smith Studio's present the first annual Weekend with an Artist and a Chef Sept. 25-27 at the Whalewatcher Bed and Breakfast, Witless Bay. Complete with Italian inspired cuisine and intimate class instruction in oil painting. Contact Melanie Smith at 576-0740 or meldsmith@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast meeting will be held at Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m., with guest speaker Steve Callahan. Guests are welcome.

The Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will sponsor a "Walk A Mile in His Shoes" at the Mundy Pond Trail Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration 9:30 a.m. at the Mews Centre.

The Eastern Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold its Ride for the Breath of Life Motorcycle Ride Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Cowan Plaza Bingo. Ride route: St. John's to Shearstown and back. Breakfast, lunch and a barbecue are included. Registration $25 or $50 in pledges. For further info or to obtain pledge forms contact: lduffett@hotmail.com.

A public forum discussing An Edible, Sustainable St. John's: What the Municipal Government can do to create a green, food secure city, will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 11 a.m. at the St. John's Farmers' Market, Lion's Chalet. Candidates for mayor and deputy mayor have been invited to speak. Come with questions.

Representatives of Southeast Ireland travelling as part of the Ireland - Newfoundland Festival of the Sea will play an exhibition hurling match with members of the newly formed Newfoundland Gaelic Games Assoc. Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Alexandra Williams Memorial Recreation Complex in Bay Bulls. For more information, visit www.festivalofthesea.ca.

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.

This year's National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 09), will be hosted by 9 Wing Gander and 103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander up to Sept. 26 at the Gander International Airport adjacent to 103 Search and Rescue Squadron and at Little Harbour on Gander Lake. For more information, visit SAREX 09 website at www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/ 9w-9e/sarex/index-eng.asp.

The Killdevil Camp committee at Lomond, Bonne Bay, will hold a Senior's Camp called "The Young at Heart" which is open to all. It will run Sept. 26-27. For more information, call Karen at 686-2196 or Malcolm at 686-2363 or 632-9648.

"Bye Bye Birdie" will hit the stage Nov. 26-29 at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. Director Petrina Bromley will be in Corner Brook Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, to hold auditions. Individuals who are interested in auditioning for a lead should book a 10-minute audition for either Saturday or Sunday afternoon at First United Church. To make a booking, call the TNL office at 639-7238 between 2 and 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Individuals wishing to join the chorus should attend a rehearsal 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at First United Church on Park Street.

The Family and Friends of Peggy Lewis, in partnership with the Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, kindly invite you to Walk-a-Little or Walk-a-Lot in the 18th Annual Peggy Lewis Memorial Walk for Lung Health Research, Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information or to make a donation, contact the lung association at 726-4664.

Sunday, Sept. 27

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.

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.

St. John's Orienteering Club Event Sunday, Sept. 27 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is the end of Meeting House Road, Pouch Cove. Maps are $2. Beginners welcome. In order to print sufficient maps, pre-registration is encouraged. Visit www.sji.ca/sjoc or call 737-8634.

Bluegrass and Oldtime Country Music Jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Bring an acoustic instrument and participate or just come and enjoy the music. Non alcoholic event. Doors open at 1 p.m. See you there.

Topsail United Church Women's group will hold a death by chocolate Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2-4 p.m. To reserve a ticket, call the church office at 834-4567 or Rosaline at 834-9443. Entertainment provided.

The Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport will host Cantus Vocum Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. Admission $12. To reserve tickets, call 677-2360.

The Wesley United Church Male Choir will commence its evening Singspiration Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6:50 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation in partnership with Rising Tide Theatre and Trinity Historical Society presents "Coaker Stories" - interpretive stories Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Factory Main Street, Port Union. Admission $10.

Monday, Sept. 28

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 Associations 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 at 21 Pippy Pl., Suite 106 (The Down Syndrome Awareness Centre), is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 738-3336 during office hours.

The Salmonid Association of Newfoundland (SAEN) will hold fly tying classes Monday and Wednesday nights. Contact the office for more information at 722-9300.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Gentle Relaxation Yoga Classes for all ages at the Church of the Ascension in Mount Pearl Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call Rita Lester at 368-7643 to inquire.

An eclectic array of international films are slated for a six-part film series at the Inco Auditorium beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29. First initiated by the Division of Lifelong Learning and the Faculty of Arts in spring 2008, the Global Cinema Series is a unique opportunity to view multiple award-winning films from across the world and participate in discussions moderated by Memorial University professors with expertise in each film's subject matter. Prof. Jennifer Selby of the Department of Religious Studies will be on hand on Sept. 29 to present "La Haine" and will lead the post-screening discussion. Passes are $45, single tickets $8, and can be purchased in advance through the Division of Lifelong Learning at 737-7979 or via e-mail at lifelong.learning@mun.ca. Films begin at 7 p.m. at the Inco Innovation Centre Auditorium. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) for a free webinar Sept. 30 from 9-10 a.m. on Strategic Planning for the Growing Business. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.nlowe.org .

Lunch and Bridge every Wednesday at the St. John's Curling Club (Remax Centre). Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to book a table.

Cabot Toastmasters meet every second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Pearl City Hall. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at 745-0071.

Aliant is offering free Bizlaunch seminars. "How to Grow Your Business using the Internet" for St. John's small business owners Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ramada Inn, 102 Kenmount Rd. in St. John's. Register at. In Corner Brook, "How to Run a Successful Small Business" for Corner Brook entrepreneurs Thursday, Oct. 15 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Pepsi Centre, 1 Canada Games Pl. Register for the seminars at www.bizlaunch.ca/aliant.

The Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place will kick off its 2009-10 lecture series with Clary Croft of Nova Scotia's Helen Creighton Folklore Society who will give a talk 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the MMap Gallery in the Arts and Culture Centre. The topic "Carrying the Tune - The Personal Reflections of a Traditional Music Popularizer." To view the complete lecture schedule visit www.mun.ca/mmap/about/lecture_series_brochure_2009-2010.pdf. For more information, contact Kristin Harris Walsh at 737-2051 or kharriswalsh@mun.ca.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is accepting applications for its Community Arts Program to support projects by community based non-profit arts organizations and groups. Application deadline: Sept. 30. Projects must start on/after Dec. 1. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: Call 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212. Visit www.nlac.nf.ca.

Thursday, Oct. 1

A talk on Bible prophecy will be given 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at The Christadelphian Hall, 149 Thorburn Rd. Topic, "Middle East peace - last sign before ..." All welcome.

CLB Roller Skating for 30 years and over at the CLB Armoury, Harvey Road, Thursdays 8-10 p.m. Come, join your friends, re-live those happy times, and enjoy Roller Skating to the music of the 60s and 70s. Admission $5 per person. For more information, call 364-2888 or 722-1737.

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.

Coming up

First United Church, Mount Pearl, will hold the following events as part of its fall fair festivities: beans and ham supper Friday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and $5 for children under 12; Jiggs Dinner and Auction Friday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, and $6 for children under 12; Chili/Mac & Cheese Dinner Thursday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office at 368-2194 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Come join us in a fine feast.

Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador presents Mindscapes, an exhibit of Open Window Studios (formerly Waterford Art Program) at Eastern Edge Gallery, Oct. 2-7, reception Friday, Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact Roger at 757-7220 or rbaggs@cmhanl.ca.

The St. Francis of Assisi service of Blessing for the Animals will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., inside the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. All are welcome.

Organizations: Bonaventure College, Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Independent Artists The Ship E.P. Roche 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus Peace school CLB Armouries Health Sciences Centre G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital The Arthritis Society RCMP Building 312 Retired Citizens Club Alzheimer Society Lecture Theatre First United Church The Lantern Alumni Committee Deloitte and Touche LLP Women Group Cochrane Street United Church Sheraton Hotel Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Mews Centre Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Breath of Life Motorcycle Ride Division of Lifelong Learning Francophone Association Gander International Airport Killdevil Camp committee Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador James United Church Anglican Church Orienteering Club Event Meeting House Bay Roberts Lions Club United Church Women Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport Wesley United Church Male Choir Coaker Heritage Foundation Trinity Historical Society Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Associations NL Sports Centre NL Down Syndrome Society Salmonid Association of Newfoundland SAEN Church of the Ascension Global Cinema Series Department of Religious Studies Inco Innovation Centre Auditorium Remax Centre Aliant Ramada Inn Pepsi Centre Research Centre Helen Creighton Folklore Society MMap Gallery Mac & Cheese Dinner Open Window Studios Anglican Cathedral

Geographic location: St. John's, Corner Brook, Latin Mass Torbay Road Harvey Road Clarenville Pleasentville Ireland Witless Bay Mount Pearl Newfoundland Bay Bulls Gander Bonne Bay Park Street Topsail Road Elizabeth Avenue St. Thomas Military Road Pouch Cove Port Union Nova Scotia Middle East

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