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Today, March 18

Dr. Lori Beaman, Canada research chair visiting from University of Ottawa, will give a talk on Niqabs, Hijabs and Polygamy: Negotiating the Boundaries of Religious Freedom in Canada, at 7 p.m. in the INCO 2001 at MUN. The talk is free.

Women in Science will be the subject of a lecture at 7 p.m. in AS328 (Arts and Science Building, Grenfell College, Corner Brook). Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, an associate professor at the department of physics of Acadia University, will speak about three inspiring women from the last century: mathematician Emmy Noether, physiologist Gerty Cori, and physicist Maria Goeppert-Mayer. A group discussion will follow. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.

Today, March 18

Dr. Lori Beaman, Canada research chair visiting from University of Ottawa, will give a talk on Niqabs, Hijabs and Polygamy: Negotiating the Boundaries of Religious Freedom in Canada, at 7 p.m. in the INCO 2001 at MUN. The talk is free.

Women in Science will be the subject of a lecture at 7 p.m. in AS328 (Arts and Science Building, Grenfell College, Corner Brook). Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, an associate professor at the department of physics of Acadia University, will speak about three inspiring women from the last century: mathematician Emmy Noether, physiologist Gerty Cori, and physicist Maria Goeppert-Mayer. A group discussion will follow. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.

St. Patrick's Day Kitchen Party sponsored by Mary Queen of Peace Parish and MQP Knights of Columbus hot roast beef dinner, entertainment and dancing 7 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish Hall. Tickets are $15 each. Call 726-9924.

Wesley United Church will hold special Lenten Reflection Services every Thursday evening during Lent (March 18 and 25) at 7 p.m. in the Chapel/Multi-purpose Room. All are welcome.

Taize Prayer - "A Quiet Reflection for Lent" at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. with Lois Greene and Colleen Menchions from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Please pre-register at 753-8760 or information@thelantern.nf.net.

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). Next meeting date is March 18.

The Benevolent Irish Society will hold Irish language events every second Thursday until the end of May. These events are hosted by BrÍd Falconer, who is from County Fermanagh, Ireland. All events will take place at the Benevolent Irish Society, 30 Harvey Rd. and start at 8 p.m. Events are open to the public and admission is free.

Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs for the final session in a free, online series focused on marketing. To register, visit www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

The Alzheimer Society will hold its family support group meeting at 685 Water St. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

Friday, March 19

Mary Queen of Peace Parish and Knights of Columbus will host a dinner, dance and entertainment starting 7 p.m. at St. Pius X. Tickets are $15 each. Call Susan at 726-9924 for tickets.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs is seeking nominations for its board of directors. 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. Interested members should contact NLOWE for a nomination form at 1-888-NLOWE-11 or visit www.nlowe.org.

Saturday, March 20

The Agnes Pratt Home Foundation will hold a flea market 8:30 a.m. at The Agnes Pratt Home, 239 Topsail Rd.

Focusing "Felt Sense" Workshop - "Let the Body Speak its Mind" at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. with Donna Burt Saturday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Donna at 364-5201 or dburt@nf.sympatico.ca to pre-register.

The Canadian Federation of University Women will hold a book blitz at the main parking lot of the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's and Lester's Farm at 92 Pearltown Rd. Books will be collected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is in support of its giant book sale from April 23-24 to fund scholarships. Encyclopedias, Reader's Digests and textbooks cannot be accepted. Contact 570-7596 or cfuwstjohns@gmail.com for more information.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association will hold the Breath of Hope walk and skate at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay. The event will run from 2-8 p.m., and includes healthy living activities for all ages and abilities. Early registration is recommended; participants can register individually, or as a team. To register, e-mail health@nf.lung.ca or call 726-4664 ext. 210.

Cupids400 Inc. will host a film series entitled "East Country Meets West Country" today 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 the screening. 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.

Join Food Education Action St. John's (FEASt) for their Annual Spring Equinox Workshop at Cochrane Street United Church. This year's theme is "Soil and Seeds: Learn to start your very own urban vegetable garden here in St. John's!" Children are welcome and their will be activities for them throughout the day. Pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $5-$10. If you have any questions, e-mail local.feast@gmail.com.

Powers Court open-mike show will be held at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels, CBS. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

The Rotaract Club of Memorial University will host a benefit concert, "Taking Care of Business!" at George Street United Church to support KIVA and Signs of Hope in Africa. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature jazz recording artist Mary Barry, Newfoundland Folk singer Matthew Byrne and local acoustic artist Emily Andrews. For students tickets are $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door, and for general audience tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased at O'Brien's Music Store on Water Street and Folly on Bates Hill. For more information on the Rotaract Club of Memorial University, contact Jessica Tucker at mun.rotaract.executive@gmail.com or call 728-8544.

The Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport presents Sheila's Brush concert at 8 p.m. Admission: $12. Join Sheila Kelly-Blackmore and friends for an evening of great music and laughter. To reserve tickets, call 677-2360.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College's theatre program presents a modern-day production of the wickedly funny Restoration Era comedy "The Man of Mode" by George Etheridge, nightly at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre, up to March 20. Tickets are available at the college bookstore or at the box office on the evening of each performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information call 637-6223.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll for Parkinson's dinner and dance at the BIS, Harvey Road. Tickets $25 single. Call the Parkinson's Office for tickets at 754-4428.

Sunday, March 21

International Food & Craft Fair - "Celebrating Cultural Diversity In Newfoundland and Labrador" - will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Holiday Inn (in the Grand Salon). Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at MWONL office, 44 Torbay Rd., 726-0321; Multi-Ethnic Food Takeout & Eatery, Torbay Road Mall, 726-7666 or at the door (free admission for children 10 and under). For more information, visit www.mwonl.info.

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.

The public is invited to the 11th annual Sharing Our Cultures-À la dÉcouverte de nos cultures, 2-4 p.m. at The Rooms. Participate in different cultural games in recognition of cultural diversity in the province. Admission: Free (fees apply for The Rooms exhibits). For information, call 727-2372.

New Folk Club in Torbay and area will have its first Open Folk Jam 2 p.m. at Liddy's. Musicians, singers, story-tellers, any other folk entertainers and the general public are welcome. Free admission.

To celebrate Water Day 2010, a walk along a portion of Rennies River will be held at 2 p.m. It will begin at the Fluvarium of the QVRRDF and end at Quid Vidi lake.

The 2nd annual Trek for Tourette 2 p.m. at Bowring Park Bungalow. Registration at 1:30 p.m. All trekkers receive a souvenir toque, $25 minimum in pledges to trek. Proceeds will power the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada's mission of hope.

Gower St. United Church presents, Jesus at the Movies - Part 4: Sunday, March 21 "Patch Adams" (1998) - John 12:1-8 Mary anoints Jesus's feet. Sermons will be available on the Gower website, www.gowerunited.com in both audio and print formats after they have been preached.

Monday, March 22

Gentle Flow yoga 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.

Enriching our Relationships, 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.

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.

A two-hour bereavement seminar for people who have lost a loved one, presented by Rick Singleton, director of pastoral care and ethics with Eastern Health, will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Health Science Centre in room 2J-618-19. Stay on the main corridor through the main entrance. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 777-6959.

As of April 1 the new location and mailing address of the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador will be: Haymarket Square, 202-223 Duckworth St., St. John's, NL, A1C 6N1. Its telephone, fax and e-mail address will remain the same. In preparation for the move, the office will close Monday, March 22 and will reopen Monday, April 5.

Tuesday, March 23

Relaxation Yoga Class for all ages and levels at the Church of the Ascension in MountPearl Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call Rita Lester at 368-7643 or 682-7671 to inquire.

The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador parent support group meeting will take place 7:30 p.m. at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, 70 Clinch Cres. The meeting is open to parents, other family members of children of all ages on the autism spectrum.

The E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. All members are encouraged to attend and reminded to bring their 3rd and 4th Degree cards. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. Enter through the side door of the church, around to the right.

Wednesday, March 24

Exhale Yoga at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. 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. 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.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs is pleased to host breakfast with Melanie Berry from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Comfort Inn in St. John's. As president and C.E.O. of the Canadian Academy of Arts and Recording Sciences, Berry has transformed the JUNO Awards into a television event rivaling the Grammys. Register today and get a chance at a JUNO Prize Pack. To register, call 754-5555 ext. 230 or visit www.nlowe.org. Deadline to register is noon Monday, March 22.

Thursday, March 25

Ask The Doctors, an epilepsy question and answer session, will be held 7 p.m. at the Ramada, Kenmount Road, with Dr. A. Ogunyemi, epileptologist, and Dr. D. Buckley, pediatric neurologist. Ask the doctors all the questions that are important to you or just sit back, listen, and find out even more about epilepsy and seizures. If you live outside of St. John's you can still participate via free teleconference. Register by March 23 with Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador at 1-866-EPILEPSY

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 information, call Arlene at 722-4168 or Mary at 834-4027.

Chris Turner, author of "The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need," will visit Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, 7:30 p.m. at the GCSU Backlot/Foodcourt, to speak at the Green Books 2010 event. For more information about the EPU and Green books, visit www.greenbooksnl.com or contact Susan Pottle at spottle@swgc.mun.ca.

Celebrating the Seasons: Lent and Spring as Rhythms of Life at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. with Presentation Sisters Retreat Team from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-register at 753-8760 or information@thelantern.nf.net.

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.

Coming up

Tickets for The Avalon Dragons annual gala dinner and live and silent auction to be held Saturday, April 10 at the Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Rd., are now available. Tickets $50 are available at Julia's Closet and The Model Shop, 285 Water St., The Headroom, 61 Le Marchant Rd., Bridie Molloy's, 5 George St. and The Celtic Hearth, 300 Water St. or buy from any member of the Avalon Dragons or call 437-6358. For more information about the event or the Avalon Dragons, visit www.avalondragonboating.com.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs presents retail and consumer authority Anthony Stokan in St. John's on March 28, in Clarenville on March 29 and in Corner Brook on March 30. Stokan's presentation, "That Was Then, This is Now," will focus on responding to evolving customer values and revitalizing your business. For more information or to register, call 1-888-NLOWE-11 or visit www.nlowe.org. Deadline to register is noon Friday, March 26.

Dream Workshop with Dorothy Corrigan at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Friday, March 26 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-register at 753-8760 or information@thelantern.nf.net.

Topsail United Church men's club will host breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, March 27 from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $7 adults, $3 for children under 12.

A SPCA giant flea market will be held Saturday, March 27 at St. Mary's Church Auditorium on Craigmillar Avenue. Doors open 10 a.m. Call 726-0301 or visit www.spcastjohns.org.

The Arthritis Society presents its first free webinar, Advances in Juvenile Arthritis, Saturday, March 27 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Register at http://jawebinar.arthritis.ca or visit arthritis.ca. For more information, call 1-800-321-1433.

Announcements

Anyone interested in the Stephenville flood zone along Blanche Brook, is asked to e-mail dereklomond@nf.sympatico.ca or phone 643-2809.

Do you need help in applying for income support, preparing appeals or finding information from the policy manual? Call Ron at the Community Services Council, 753-9860.

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. 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 Alzheimer Society is seeking walk organizers in communities across the province for their 21st annual Walk for Memories! To organize a walk in your area, contact Elizabeth at 1-877-776-0608.

Sick and tired of your harmful eating behaviours? Contact Overeaters Anonymous at 738-1742, e-mail info.oa.nl@gmail.com or visit www.oa.org.

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.

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 a provincial shortage of foster homes. Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? Call the Nfld 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 before the Valentine's Day weekend for distribution to local families.

Volunteers needed to help with chapel service at the Agnes Pratt Home Monday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 570-2715.

The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking volunteers to help with local pick up and deliveries for our activities. If you have a few hours a week to help us, call 576-0608.

Organizations: Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, The Lantern George Street United Church Knights of Columbus Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador University of Ottawa Boundaries of Religious Freedom Acadia University Benevolent Irish Society Patrick's Day Kitchen Party Lenten Reflection Services Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent Agnes Pratt Home Foundation Rotaract Club of Memorial University The Agnes Pratt Home Canadian Federation of University Women Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association Cupids400 Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland Cupids Community Centre on Seaforest Drive Cupids Legacy Centre Trust Fund The Rooms Visiting Author Series CBS Health Sciences Centre Music Store Fine Arts Theatre Ethnic Food Takeout & Eatery New Folk Club Bowring Park Bungalow Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Church of the Ascension Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism E. P. Roche Assembly Peace church Remax Centre Curling Club Lenten Service Comfort Inn Canadian Academy of Arts and Recording Sciences Ramada Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador GCSU Backlot/Foodcourt Green Books 2010 RCA Building Church Auditorium Arthritis Society Community Services Council Landfall Trust Nfld and Labrador Foster Families Association Community Food Sharing Association

Geographic location: St. John's, Corner Brook, Canada Torbay Road Ireland Newfoundland and Labrador Country Meets West Country Cochrane Street St. Thomas Africa Water Street Bates Hill Rennies River Kenmount Road Room 2J619 Bella Vista Clarenville Craigmillar Avenue Stephenville Blanche Brook

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