Thursday, March 4
• The Benevolent Irish Society will hold Irish language events every second Thursday until the end of May hosted by BrÍd Falconer, from County Fermanagh, Ireland. A bilingual wine tasting workshop, at which you can learn some key phrases in Irish will be held 8 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society, 30 Harvey Rd. Events are open to the public and admission is free.
• Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) for Part I of a free online series focused on marketing. Success Marketing = Successful Business will take place from 9-10 a.m. To register, visit www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.
• The Family Life Bureau's group Power of Positive Parenting will be begin Thursday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To register, call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168. Visit www.stjohnsarchdiocese.ca/flb.
• A public meeting for public sector pensioners will be held 1 p.m. at St. Teresa's Parish Hall. The first part of the meeting will focus on practical matters that will assist retirees in managing their pensions. The second part of the meeting will deal with actions taken to bring about improvements to the public sector pensions. For more information, contact Robert Langdon at 726-8848, 728-3602 (cell) or contact the NLPSPA Office at 754-4188
• The Rooms Coffee and Culture program runs every Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and is included in the cost of admission. For more information, call 757-8000 or visit www.therooms.ca.
• Wesley United Church will hold special Lenten Reflection Services every Thursday evening during Lent (March 4, 11, 18 and 25) at 7 p.m. in the Chapel/Multi-purpose Room. All are welcome.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a public information session in St. Anthony from 7-9 p.m. at the Grenfell Heritage Hotel and Suites, 1 McChada Dr., St. Anthony (in the Conference Room). For more information, call 726-2212, toll free 1-866-726-2212 or visit www.nlac.nf.ca.
• Camera 35 Photography Club meets every second Thursday at 8 p.m. at a new location - Lecture Theatre "B" 80 at Medical School/Health Science Complex (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). Meeting dates include: March 4 and 18.
• Tango group meets every Thursday, 8:30 p.m. at the RCA Building, 10 Bennett Ave., for practice and dancing Argentine tango. Beginners welcome. Please visit www.tangoontheedge.com.
Saturday, March 6
• The Imaging and Imagining: Expressing Aboriginal Identity and Experience forum will take place Saturday, March 6 at the Atrium, SWGC Art Gallery and FA224 (The Fine Arts Lecture Theatre). Open to all and admission is free.
• A diabetes fair will take place at the Capitol Hotel on Kenmount Road in St. John's from 9 a.m. to noon. Guest speakers, panel discussions, etc. To register, call 690-9088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A series of arts workshops are available in March - Presenting Your Artwork Professionally, and Grant-Writing for Visual Artists - facilitated by visual artist Marlene Creates. Visit www.vanl-carfac.com for information.
• The following workshops are available in March: March 6 - Visiting Artist and landscape painter Lorne Bishop $45/person. Six seats available; March 27 - Life painting Workshop $35/person. For more information on the workshops or to sign up, contact Melanie Smith at 576-0740 or visit http://melsmith.carbonmade.com.
• Cupids400 Inc. will host a film series entitled "East Country Meets West Country" March 6, 13 and 20 at the Cupids Community Centre on Seaforest Drive. Admission to the events is $5 with proceeds to the Cupids Legacy Centre Trust Fund. A reception will follow screenings. On Thursday, April 15 the Visiting Author Series will feature Paul Rowe and his book "The Silent Time". For more information, visit www.cupids400.com .
Sunday, March 7
• 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.
• Bethesda Pentecostal Church have moved two Sunday morning services to a single morning service at 10 a.m. The evening service will remain at 6 p.m.
• The traditional Latin mass is offered weekly on Sunday at 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.
• World Day of Prayer 2010, St. Paul's R.C. Church, 340-A Newfoundland Dr. at 7:30 p.m.
• The Carbonear Winter Carnival "Thrilled to be Chilled" will be held up to Saturday, March 7. Contests, games, outdoor events, and dances. For a schedule of events and for more information, visit www.carbonear.ca or e-mail email@example.com.
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• Gower St. United Church presents, Jesus at the Movies, Part 4: Sunday, March 7 "Signs" (2002) - Luke 13:1-9. The barren fig tree. These sermons will be available on the Gower website, www.gowerunited.com in both audio and print formats after they have been preached.
• The Benevolent Irish Society of St. John's has a number of events scheduled to mark this years' Irish Week celebrations, including Sunday, March 7, with a ladies afternoon tea at 2 p.m. and Irish-Newfoundland cultural presentations March 11. The annual St. Patrick's Day dinner and dance will take place March 13 and music and entertainment on March 14. The society will meet 9 a.m. March 15 and parade to the Basilica.
Monday, March 8
• Gentle flow class with Cheryl Fenk, certified yoga teacher, Mondays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and yoga re-boot class Thursdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Visit www.exhaleyoga.ca or call 237-2756.
• Graduates of the 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, an 11-week program with Agnes Hutchings, is held Monday mornings up to March 22 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. To register, call 753-8760 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• The Down Syndrome Awareness Centre will be open Monday and Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are located 21 Pippy Pl., Suite 106.
• East Coast Admins Chapter, IAAP, meeting will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastern Health Administrative Office, Waterford Bridge Road. Topic: Genealogy Research. Presented by Walter Batten. Guests welcome. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5.
• La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group will meet 7 p.m. at Sobeys Torbay Road. The topic of discussion will be The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Common Difficulties. For more info: Helen 437-5097, Jane 722-5815 or Jan 739-9368. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13.
Tuesday, March 9
• A free ceramics class for young adults aged 15-35 is being offered by For the Love of Learning Inc. Visit the drop-in centre at Gower United Church Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:15 p.m.
• 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.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association would like to invite you to join them at the Sobeys Community Room, Merrymeeting Road location at 7 p.m. to hear about the role of the Provincial Foster Families Association, the current need for more foster homes, and how to begin the process if you are interested in becoming a foster family. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Amy at 754-0213 or e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 10
• 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. in March. Call 737-2621 to register. Program is free, but 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.
• Seniors yoga with Sherry Ryan Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Nova Yoga Studio, 125 Long's Hill. Eight classes for $90 or $12 to drop in. Sherry is an Occupational Therapist and certified yoga instructor with 10 years of teaching experience. To register, call 753-7267 or e-mail info@sherryryan.
• The Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail will host a Lenten CafÉ series of meals Wednesday nights up to March 24. Come and enjoy a three course meal at 5:30 p.m. and attend our Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Space is limited. Call 834-2336 to reserve your tickets.
• Join us at the A.C. Hunter Library for a free information session on Stitch'N Stuff Your Way to a Great Quilt from 7-9 p.m. in the Activity Room, 1st floor Children's Library, Arts and Culture Centre. Hosts Ann Breen and Wanda Cooney, Quilting Enthusiasts and members of Cabot Quilter's Guild and Eastern Edge Guild. Register at 737-3950.
• The next Wessex Society Lecture will be held 8 p.m., at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. The speaker is Archaeologist, Steven Mills, who will speak on the topic, "Recent archaeological investigations at Placentia, Newfoundland's French and English capital". All are welcome to attend.
• Eastern Health's Janeway Lifestyle Program and Janeway pediatric residents, invite children of all ages to get out and get active during our snowman building contest - "Snowmen on the Rock". Here's how to qualify and enter: build a snowman with friends or family (no snow? No worries - use some recyclable materials, boxes, balloons and your imagination), have your picture taken with your snowman and it to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include your name and age with your photo). Deadline for entry is March 10.
Thursday, March 11
• Budgeting 101 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Library, Activity Room, 1st Floor Children's Library, Arts and Culture Centre. Hosted by Marilyn Miller, credit counsellor with Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada. Free. Register at 737-3950.
• The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 56, Pleasantville, will hold a St. Patrick's dinner and dance will be held Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. A roast beef dinner will be served and a dance to follow. Music will be by Exodus. Tickets are available at the bar for $35 double. All welcome. Come and celebrate St. Patrick's with us.
• Renews-Cappahayden Cultural Weekend will be held March 13-14. View an exhibition of paintings, photography, carvings, quilts and hooked rugs. Experience artists and artisans demonstrating their art and sharing techniques. Get tips on quilting; try your hand at painting, rug hooking, creating rock mummers and other art activities. Dance to a live band, Dactara, Saturday night. Enjoy a day of live entertainment Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. All events taking place in Regina Mundi, Renews, and Fermeuse Hall, Fermeuse. For further information, call 363-2940, or 363-2568, or 363-2585.
• A benefit concert in aid of the Sayad Pacha School in Kandahar, Afghanistan , in the hopes of offering education and a future to the children of this war-torn region, will be held in the Holy Heart Theatre Sunday, March 14, starting at 7 p.m., featuring performances by Afterglow, the Celtic Fiddlers, HHM Chamber Choir vocalists, Sarah Harris and many other incredible musicians. Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 each; $7 for students and seniors.
• 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).
• St. Thomas of Villanova will hold a giant card game Monday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and include admission and a chance at 15 draws. Please bring own cards and baskets. Tickets can be purchased at door or call 834-9481.
• The Family Life Bureau's new Anger Management group will begin Tuesday, March 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. To register, call Sr. Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168. Visit www.stjohnsarchdiocese.ca/flb.
• Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador's Youth (FINALY!) is pleased to announce that Experience Labrador, a cultural exchange for youth, will take place in April 2010. The program will allow 25 youth aged 15-35 from all over the province to travel to Labrador for a five-day exchange, providing them the opportunity to experience the diverse culture, traditions, employment opportunities and self-government in Labrador. The project is made possible by funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Government's Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy. Brian Ash is the Youth Exchange Coordinator. Applications for the exchange is available at www.finaly.ca. At least one youth from each of the province's 20 economic zones will be selected to participate.
• 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.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors for 2010-2011. Two positions are up for election, effective April 22: Director, Avalon Region (one position) and Director At Large (one position). Deadline for nominations is March 19. Elected terms are for one year to a maximum of three concurrent years. Interested members should contact NLOWE for a nomination form at 1-888-NLOWE-11.
• 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.
Thursday, March 4
Organizations: Benevolent Irish Society, The Family Life Bureau, Newfoundland and Labrador Organization NLPSPA Office Wesley United Church Lenten Reflection Services The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Grenfell Heritage Hotel Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent RCA Building Capitol Hotel Cupids400 Cupids Community Centre on Seaforest Drive Cupids Legacy Centre Trust Fund Visiting Author Series The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland SAEN Bethesda Pentecostal Church R.C. Church Movies A.C. Hunter Library Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association NL Sports Centre The Down Syndrome Awareness Centre Eastern Health Administrative Office La Leche League Learning Inc. Gower United Church Church of the Ascension The Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association Sobeys Community Room Provincial Foster Families Association Michael Donovan Library Remax Centre Curling Club Lenten Service Wessex Society Lecture Marine Institute Royal Canadian Legion Renews-Cappahayden Cultural Weekend Sayad Pacha School Holy Heart Theatre HHM Chamber Choir The Conception Bay South Literacy Council Conception Bay South Community Food Sharing Association Food Bank Conception Bay South Public Library Anger Management Newfoundland and Labrador Government The Landfall Trust The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
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