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Today, Feb. 18

The February meeting of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be held 8 p.m. at the MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd. Topic: Coyotes, whales, and moose! The Geoweb Goes Wild," with presenters Yolanda Wiersma (department of biology, Memorial University) and Roman Lukyayenko (B. Tech. program, Marine Institute). The lecture is free and everyone welcome. For further information, contact Dave Snow at 722-3123 or Rita Anderson at 895-2564.

Learn about Business Beginnings, a free eight-week program from the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs that begins this March in Corner Brook, at an information session noon to 1 p.m. today at the NLOWE office on 93 West St., Corner Brook. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at events@nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

Shrimp two to three centimetres long can be seen on sulfide mineralized chimneys at the Fenway, a hydrothermal vent located in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea photographed by a remotely operated vehicle in 2006. The drive to mine the oceans' vents wi

Today, Feb. 18

The February meeting of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be held 8 p.m. at the MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd. Topic: Coyotes, whales, and moose! The Geoweb Goes Wild," with presenters Yolanda Wiersma (department of biology, Memorial University) and Roman Lukyayenko (B. Tech. program, Marine Institute). The lecture is free and everyone welcome. For further information, contact Dave Snow at 722-3123 or Rita Anderson at 895-2564.

Learn about Business Beginnings, a free eight-week program from the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs that begins this March in Corner Brook, at an information session noon to 1 p.m. today at the NLOWE office on 93 West St., Corner Brook. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at events@nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

The Seniors Resource Centre of NL hosts a safe driving seminar for seniors, Drive Wise, presented by the RNC from 2-4 p.m. at Tiffany Village. For more info call 737-2333.

The A.C. Hunter Children's Library presents "The Library Olympics" (in pursuit of silliness), an afternoon program for children in grades 1-6 Thursday, Feb. 18 or Friday, Feb. 19, 3:30- 4:30 p.m. Call 737-3953 to register.

NL Environmental Educators Connections, hosted by The Burin Peninsula Environmental Reform Committee 3-5 p.m. at Lake Academy in Fortune. For more information, contact Sam at sam@greenburin.ca or visit www.nlee.ca.

An arthritis workshop will take place from 7-9 p.m. at The Arthritis Society Office, 78 O'Leary Ave. The $5 cost includes handouts and refreshments (no charge for support person). If you would like to attend, call Donna at 579-8190 or e-mail info@nl.arthritis.ca.

The Meniere's/tinnitus resource group of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador will hold a round table meeting at the Dr. Norah Browne Centre, 1081 Topsail Rd. at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call Irene at 753-3224 for more information.

Camera 35 Photography Club meets every second Thursday at 8 p.m. at Lecture Theatre "B" 80 at Medical School/Health Sciences Centre (Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. start time. For more information, call Ken (834-4606) or Matt (368-2073). Meeting dates include: Feb. 18; March 4 and 18.

Friday, Feb. 19

NL Environmental Educators Connections, west coast, 3:30 p.m., at the Main Lodge of Blow Me Down Trails. For directions to Blow Me Down visit http://www.blowmedown.ca/pages/location.php. Bring your skis if you want to do a loop or two afterwards. Passes and rentals are half price at Blow Me Down on Friday nights. Guided snowshoe hikes are also available at 7 p.m. with a band afterwards. For more info, contact Margaret, chair@NLEE.ca or visit www.nlee.ca.

Are you troubled by someone else's drinking problem? Attend the 27th annual Al-Anon Convention with AA participation Feb. 19-20 at Holiday Inn in St. John's. Registration is $10 starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. For details, call the Al-Anon office weekdays, between 10- 4 p.m. at 722-2666.

Saturday, Feb. 20

The NL Down Syndrome Society will host a free pancake breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Main Road, Goulds. Sonya Abbott will perform at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Book Blitz from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arts & Culture Centre. Donate books at our truck on the main parking lot and Lester Farms, 92 Pearltown Rd., Mount Pearl. Sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women St. John's for their giant book sale to be held April 23 and 24 to fund scholarships. We are unable to accept encyclopedia, Reader's Digests or textbooks. Contact 570-7596 or cfuwstjohns@gmail.com.

Workshops available in February and March for visual artists, facilitated by visual artist Marlene Creates, cost $20 for VANL members/$10 for student members, or $35/$15 for both workshops. Non-member rates are $70 for one workshop/$85 for both, $25/$30 for students (includes one-year membership in VANL-CARFAC). To pre-register online with PayPal or to check workshop dates and locations, visit www.vanl-carfac.com.

Saturday and Sunday throughout February, "Did You Snow?" a Fluvarium Kids program 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 35 Nagle's Pl. included in the cost of admission. For more info, contact Denise at 754-3474 or dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

Romance is in the air and The Salon will offer an evening of entertainment 8 p.m. to nurture your hearts' desires at Coffee & Company on Water Street. Featured guests are singer/songwriter/pianist Sharona Clarke and author Mike Heffernan. Host Terry Rielly promises to add his own romantic touch to the evening.

Powers Court open-mike show at St. Thomas of Villanova parish hall in Manuels, C.B.S., at 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m. For more information, call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

Stephenville's folk group SeaWind will perform at the BSG Folk Arts Council's monthly folk night at Emile's Pub in the Holiday Inn. Show starts at 9 p.m. and ends at midnight with an open mike from 10-11 p.m. Free admission and membership not required to attend. Everyone is welcome.

"Go, Make Disciples" from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Teresa's Parish, Mundy Pond. For further information or to register, contact the office at 726-3660 and speak to Noreen, Anne or MaryLou.

Sunday, Feb. 21

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) will offer fly-rod building on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Call the office for details at 722-9300.

Traditional Latin mass 9 a.m. in the Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, 170 Military Rd., side door facing the Basilica. For information, call 726-6727 or 722-4842.

Bethesda Pentecostal Church has moved two Sunday morning services to a single morning service at 10 a.m. The evening service will remain at 6 p.m.

"What does it mean to be a Reconciling People" a discussion 2-5 p.m. at the archdiocese (pastoral centre). For further information or to register, contact the office at 726-3660 and speak to Noreen, Anne or MaryLou.

Monday, Feb. 22

"Assessing Your Entrepreneurial Potential" is a free workshop from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the office of the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, 93 West St., Corner Brook. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at events@nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

Learn about Business Beginnings, a free eight-week program from the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs that begins this March in St. John's at an information session 10-11 a.m. at the NLOWE office in Regatta Plaza II, 84-86 Elizabeth Ave. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at events@nlowe.org or call 754-5555 ext. 230.

Graduates from Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab Program are invited to continue on the road to good heart health at the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association's exercise program at the NL Sports Centre Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more details, call Barb Baldwin at 579-2593.

Enriching our Relationships is an 11-week program with Agnes Hutchings, Monday mornings up to March 22 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. To register, call 753-8760 or e-mail information@thelantern.nf.net or ahutchings@nf.aibn.com.

Bereavement seminar for people who have lost a loved one will be presented by Rick Singleton, director of pastoral care and ethics with Eastern Health, 7-9 p.m. at the Health Science Centre in room 2J-618-19. Stay on the main corridor through the main entrance. For more information, call 777-6959.

Bioenergetic exercise classes with Donna Burt at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. on Mondays for February. Contact Donna at 364-5201 or dburt@nf.sympatico.ca.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Relaxation Yoga Class for all ages and levels 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 or 682-7671 to inquire.

St. John Vianney Vocations Support Group's next meeting will be held 7 p.m. at MQP church. This meeting is open to men between the ages of 18-55 who are interested in priestly vocations. Contact Father Steve Courtney at 726-3660 or e-mail stjohnsvocations@gmail.com.

Youth ministry co-ordinators from all parishes will meet 7 p.m. at The Archdiocese Pastoral Centre. For further information or to register, contact the office at 726-3660 and speak to Noreen, Anne or MaryLou.

The E.P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Bring your 3rd Degree and 4th Degree cards, and use the side door of the church.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Preschoolers at home? Parents and caregivers are invited to join the Michael Donovan Library's free, fun family storytime Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. for six weeks in February and March. Call 737-2621 to register. Program is free, but space is limited.

Join this free workshop called "Assessing Your Entrepreneurial Potential" from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the office of the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, Regatta Plaza II, 84-86 Elizabeth Ave. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at events@nlowe.org or call 754-5555 ext. 230.

Join us at the A.C. Hunter Library for a free information session on makeup tips and techniques from 7-8:30 p.m. in the activity room, first floor children's library at the Arts and Culture Centre. Hosted by Mary Kay Beauty consultants Fern McNeil and Mary Ogunyemi. To register, call 737-3950. Space is limited.

Wednesdays: Exhale Yoga at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Develop awareness of body, mind and breath with a gentle flow class, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursdays: Exhale Yoga at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Rebalance, recharge and restore with a Yoga Re-Boot class, 7:30-8:45 p.m. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Details at www.exhaleyoga.ca or call Cheryl at 237-2756.

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

Thursday, Feb. 25

Coffee & Culture at The Rooms. Today: Behind the Scenes at the Archives. Meet at the Archives reference room, Level 3 and meet Melanie Tucker, supervisor of client services at The Rooms Provincial Archives. Coffee & Culture is included in the cost of admission to The Rooms. For more information, call The Rooms at 757-8000 or visit www.therooms.ca.

The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, will meet 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 info, call Arlene at 722-4168 or Mary at 834-4027.

Coming up

The Conception Bay South Literacy Council in co-operation with the Paradise/Conception Bay South Community Food Sharing Association will sponsor its third annual "Food for Thought Project" up to March 15. The project is to encourage families to read with their children by providing gently-used children's books to patrons of our local food bank. Books can be dropped off during office hours at the Food Bank on the corner of the Topsail Highway/Chamberlains Road or at the Conception Bay South Public Library. Books should be appropriate for ages infant to twelve. For information or book pick-up, call Maxine at 834-0195 (East of Manuels Bridge) or Cynthia at 834-5420 (West of Manuels Bridge).

The Landfall Trust is seeking expressions of interest from established writers for a two-week writer in residence in September 2010. For further information, visit www.landfalltrust.org.

Take part in a free information session to learn about Business Beginnings, a free eight-week program from the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs that begins this March in St. John's. The information session will take place Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. at the NLOWE office in Regatta Plaza II, 84-86 Elizabeth Ave. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at events@nlowe.org or call 754-5555 ext. 230.

French-language songwriting workshops will be offered by the French Cultural Network of Newfoundland and Labrador over three days, from Feb. 26 to 28, at the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd., St. John's. To reserve your place or to become a member of the French Cultural Network, call 709-757-2852 or e-mail culture@fftnl.ca.

A silent auction and dance will be held at the Reid Centre, Friday, Feb. 26. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 single. Door prizes, ticket draws and a variety of auction lots. Help Support Girl Guides from Mount Pearl, Paradise, and St. John's travelling to a National Camp in Guelph, Ontario this summer. For tickets or information, e-mail donna.gm2010@gmail.com

The Friends of Victoria Park will celebrate its 10th annual Victoria Park Lantern Festival July 24. To help raise money to organize and present the event, there will be a two-day bottle drive - Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28. The drop-off location for wine and liquor bottles, beer bottles and cans, soft drink and juice bottles, boxes, etc., is the Victoria Park parking lot off Sudbury Street between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days.

At the Table workshop (register by Feb. 19) Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (lunch provided) at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., St. John's. Oxfam/Make Poverty History will host an education/planning workshop. With 2010 as a particularly important year for mobilization, this workshop provides an opportunity for citizens and groups to look at ways were together we can raise our concerns in the run up to the G8 / G20 meetings, being held in Canada at the end of June. We are looking for a broad section of the community. If you would like to participate, e-mail Sue Templeton at The Lantern administrator@thelantern.nf.net and for more information, contact Bill Hynd at billh@oxfam.ca.

The following workshops are available in February and March: Feb. 27 - Still life study in Oil $35/person. Seven seats available; March 6 - Visiting Artist and landscape painter Lorne Bishop $45/person. Six seats available; March 27 - Life painting Workshop $35/person. Seven seats available. Working from live model. All workshops includes lunch, tea and coffee and workshops will be canceled if less than four people register. For more information on the workshops or to sign up, contact Melanie Smith at 576-0740 or visit http://melsmith.carbonmade.com.

Would you like to help another adult learn to read and write? Teachers on Wheels will hold a tutor-training workshop Saturday, Feb. 27. Call Tom Dawe at 738-3975.

Photo Contest for "Freedom to Read Week". Your photo could be on display across the province! The Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association seeks photos about free expression, freedom from censorship, anything that promotes the written word or highlights the importance of reading to you or your community. If you have a camera, you can enter! Deadline is Feb. 28. For more details, visit www.nlla.ca.

To commemorate Family Literacy Day, Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is encouraging all Newfoundland and Labrador families to participate in a family story writing contest. To enter the contest families must write an original story together using a literacy theme and submit it to NLLLC by Sunday, Feb. 28. The draw will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council on March 20. Send stories to "Family Literacy Day Contest" c/o Margie Lewis, Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council, P.O. Box 822, 141 O'Connell Dr., Corner Brook, NL A2H 6H6. For more information, visit www.nald.ca/nlllc/whatsnew/StoryWritingContest%20poster.pdf.

Announcements

Do you have difficulty reading? Are you looking for a tutoring service or a family learning program? Would you like more information on completing adult basic education or high school equivalency? Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador has information on local programs operating across the province. Review our program directory at www.literacynl.com or call 1-800-563-1111 for information on advancing learning for yourself and your family.

Have you ever thought about fostering? There is currently a provincial shortage of foster homes. Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? Call the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association for more information at 754-0213, 877-754-0218 (toll free) or e-mail amykendall@nfld.net.

Individual, couple, and family counselling services is available upon request. For more information, call Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168 or e-mail flb@nf.aibn.com. Space is limited.

The St. John's Public Libraries invite you to donate new and gently used children's books at any St. John's library for the Brain Food Program. Collected books will be presented to the Community Food Sharing Association for distribution to local families.

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador are offering free income tax services to senior citizens and low-income residents of the St. John's, Mount Pearl and surrounding areas. Public clinics to be set up. For more information, call 753-7566.

RCMP's annual Klondike Night will be held Friday, April 23 at RCMP Headquarters in St. John's. Charities for 2010 are the Air Cadet League of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Children's Wish Foundation. The committee is currently looking for prizes. If you would like to make a prize donation, contact Helen Escott at 772-7334 or Madonna Mercer at 772-5450.

The Children's Centre is open in a bigger and better location, St. Mary's Church on Craigmiller Avenue (former Tiny Tots Space). New morning and afternoon programming available for children ages 2-5 years. Register now! For more information, visit www.thechildrenscentre.com.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Marine Institute Al-Anon Convention Seniors Resource Centre Library Olympics Lake Academy The Arthritis Society Office Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Canadian Hard Hearing Association Lecture Theatre Health Sciences Centre Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent Holiday Inn NL Down Syndrome Society Anglican Church Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association Community Food Sharing Association Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador Air Cadet League of Newfoundland and Labrador Wish Foundation Tiny Tots

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, St. John's Tiffany Village A.C. Hunter Children St. Paul Main Road Goulds Mount Pearl Mary Craigmiller Avenue

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