Thursday, March 25
Neighbourhood Dance Works will offer movement workshops at the Judy Knee School of Dance, 27 Mayor St. If you are interested in these classes, contact the NDW office to register at 722-3663 or e-mail email@example.com. Classes are $10 each or $35 for four.
St. John's residents who are unable to complete their income tax and benefit returns may be eligible for assistance through the Canada Revenue Agency Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. The program is available for low-income (single persons with income under $25,000; couples or adults with children with income under $30,000) Canadians with simple tax situations. St. John's clinics will be held: Thursday, March 25 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 10 McSheffrey Ln., MacMorrin Place Community Centre; Tuesday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at 57 Blackmarsh Rd., Royal Canadian Legion; and, Wednesday, March 31 from 1-3 p.m. at 4 Bannerman St., Cochrane Street United Church. No appointments needed. For more information, visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/st-john-s-nl-eng.
The following blood donor clinics are available: Thursday, March 25, Memorial University R. Gushue Hall (Upper Level) 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. and 4:45-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 Memorial University (University Centre) 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, April 12 Health Sciences Centre 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 26 Conception Bay South All Saints Anglican Parish Hall, Foxtrap 4:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 27 Mount Pearl St. Peter's Parish Centre 1-3 p.m. and 4:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28 Confederation Building (West Block Conference Rooms) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and, Friday, April 30 Scotia Centre 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more blood donor clinic information, eligibility information or to book an appointment visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
Wesley United Church will hold a special Lenten Reflection Service at 7 p.m. in the Chapel/Multi-purpose Room. All are welcome.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Friday, March 26
St. John's Public Libraries are offering technology classes. For inquiries and registration, call the A.C. Hunter Library at 737-3950. Some classes require that you bring your own equipment. Please check when registering.
Saturday, March 27
Topsail United Church men's club will host breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $7 adults, $3 for children under 12.
St. James United Church spring tea and variety stalls, sponsored by the UCW, will be held from 2-4 p.m. at St. James Church auditorium, 330 Elizabeth Ave. Tickets are $4 and are available from members or at the door.
The Ladies of the Sabre will have an Easter afternoon tea at the St. John's Shrine Club on Topsail Road at 2 p.m. Admission $7. A prize for the best Easter bonnet and usual spins on baskets. To book your tickets or for information, call Lady Sylvia Downey at 368-0696.
Holy Family Parish, Paradise, will hold a kitchen party and dance at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre, starting at 8 p.m. with recorded music. Cost is $10 per person. Everyone welcome. To purchase tickets, call 781-1696.
Annual silent auction and roast moose dinner will be held Saturday, March 27 at Blow Me Down Trails Lodge (off Lundrigan Drive), Corner Brook. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served from 7-8 p.m. Music/dance to follow. Come out and have a fun evening and delicious food. Call the lodge at 639-2754 to book your ticke.
The Arthritis Society presents its first free webinar, Advances in Juvenile Arthritis, 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.
Earth Hour is Saturday, March 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Corner Brook residents and businesses are asked to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour. Also, an informal candlelit Earth Hour concert will be held in the First United Church basement, Corner Brook. Music will be provided by Kevin Hamilton. Refreshments and sweets will be served. To learn more about Earth Hour or to register your participation, visit www.wwf.ca/earthhour/. For more information regarding the Corner Brook event, contact Edwin Bezzina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 637-6200 ext. 6152.
Sunday, March 28
MUN alumni, family and friends are invited to come and enjoy a special viewing of the Academy Award-winning film "Happy Feet" at Empire Theatres Studio 12, Avalon Mall at 10:30 a.m. Cost: $2.50 per person. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. To book, call the office of alumni affairs and development at 737-2313 or e-mail email@example.com. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bluegrass and oldtime country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club will be held 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.
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 Wesley Male Choir will hold a special service starting at 6:50 p.m. Special guests for this service will be Patrick Edison, this year's recipient of the Wesley Male Choir Bursary and Bethany Turpin, both of whom are current students of MUN's School of Music. Rev. Bill Mercer will conduct the service. All are welcome to attend.
The 14th annual "Rockfall Climbing Competition" will happen from noon to 7 p.m. at Wallnuts Climbing Centre. Forty of the province's top female and male rock climbers aged 9 to 30 years old are expected to attend this full day event. Don't miss it!
Prayer for Haiti Passion Sunday 7:30 p.m. at St. Teresa's Church. Redemptorist Fr. Thomas Son, Port-au-Prince, has prepared a slide presentation entitled Requiem that captures the experiences of the people of Haiti. All are welcome.
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.
Monday, March 29
Graduates of the Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab program we invite you to continue on the road to good heart health. Come and join the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Associations exercise program at the NL Sports Centre Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more details, call Barb Baldwin at 579-2593.
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.
Welcoming Spiritual Communities - an initiative of the Mental Health Community Partnerships Project - will host a series of talks on world religions, spirituality and mental health. Salvation Army majors Woodrow and Maxine Boyde will give a free talk from 7-9 p.m. at the Brian Martin Resource Centre, 84 Prescott St. at Rawlins Cross, St. John's.
Tuesday, March 30
The Family Life Bureau has a new six-week anger management course that runs Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. To register or for more information, call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168.'
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.
Wednesday, March 31
Parents and caregivers of preschoolers 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.
Exhale yoga at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Details at www.exhaleyoga.ca or call Cheryl at 237-2756.
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.
Thursday, April 1
The Rooms new Coffee & Culture program, every Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m., is included in the cost of admission to The Rooms. For more information, call The Rooms at 757-8000 or visit www.therooms.ca.
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 LeMarchant 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.
First United Church in Mount Pearl, located at the corner of Park Avenue and Churchill Avenue, will host its annual fish and brewis breakfast on Good Friday, April 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 adults/$5 for children 12 and under, with pancakes and cereal available for children.
The NL Right to Life Association will hold its annual Good Friday Vigil April 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the west parking lot of the Health Science Centre. This vigil is a peaceful and prayerful gathering to witness to our belief in the sacredness and value of all human life from conception to natural death. All are welcome.
Topsail United Church Good Friday luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Menu of fish cakes, baked beans, homemade molasses raisin bread, dessert, tea and coffee. Adults $10/children under 12 $5. No tickets at the door. To reserve, call the church office at 834-4567 or Bob at 782-0388.
St. Mary's Church ACW will hold a dessert party Tuesday, April 6 at 1 p.m. in the church auditorium off Craigmillar Avenue. Cost: $10 at the door. Diabetic desserts will be available. Auction and Bridge. Come along and bring a friend!
The St. John's Public Libraries and the Provincial Resource Library will host a reading by poet Antony Christie Thursday, April 8, from 7-8 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the A.C. Hunter Public Library, in the St. John's Arts & Culture Centre. For more information about Antony Christie and his writings, visit www.breakwaterbooks.com.
Join us at The Rooms Sunday, April 11 at 1 p.m. for the opening reception for "On Ice: Tara Bryan," followed by an artist's talk with Tara in The Rooms Theatre. Everyone is welcome. On Ice: Tara Bryan will be on view at The Rooms until Aug. 15. For more information, call The Rooms at 757-8000 or visit www.therooms.ca. Following are a list of events at The Rooms for April and May: Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m. A Foray into the World of Mushrooms with expert researcher Andrus Voitk; Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. opening reception for Edward Burtynsky: Oil - Canadian premiere; Sunday May 16, 2 p.m. artist talk with Edward Burtynsky; Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m. public lecture on Biodiversity: 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, join us in The Rooms Theatre for this compelling lecture and find out why; Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m. film: "Manufactured Landscapes, Edward Burtynsky."
Focusing Pathways bioenergetic exercise classes with Donna Burt, BSF teacher, bioenergetics trainee at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Mondays, 7-8 p.m. beginning April 12 for six weeks. Contact Donna at 364-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
New eight-week series of T'ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement classes with Sheila Leonard, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., beginning the week of April 12. Registration is at first class. Contact Sheila 579-7863 or email@example.com for more information.
La Leche League breastfeeding support group, for pregnant and nursing moms, babies welcome, will meet April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13. 7 p.m. at Sobeys Torbay Road. For more information, call Helen 437-5097, Jane 722-5815 or Jan 739-9368.
The St. John's Public Libraries and the Provincial Resource Library will host a visit by Raoul R. Andersen and John K. Crellin (editors of "Mi'sel Joe: An Aboriginal Chief's Journey") and Mike Heffernan (author of "Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster") Tuesday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the A.C. Hunter Library, 2nd floor. This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
St. Michael & All Angels Men's Association will host a "Roasting of Father Michael Horlick" dinner at the CLB Armoury, Harvey Road Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. as a fundraising effort for St. Michael & All Angels Parish building fund. Stuffed chicken breast with dessert at $25 will be served. For tickets, call 722-4511 or 579-8279.
The Newfoundland Historic Trust invites nominations for its 26th annual Southcott Awards for built heritage preservation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Awards are normally considered for architectural restoration projects completed within the past three years. Individuals, families, organizations, and municipalities may nominate projects for award consideration. Deadline for nominations is April 15. For nomination forms and information, visit www.historictrust.ca, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 739-7870.
United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued its latest call for proposals to registered charities throughout the province to apply for funding for programs and services. Guidelines for proposals and the application are available from United Way's website: www.unitedwaynl.ca or by calling 753-8288.
Anna Templeton Centre, 278 Duckworth St., spring classes are beginning. For more information, call 739-7623 or visit www.annatempletoncentre.com.
The Family Life Bureau offers counselling services for individual, couples and families. For more information, call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168.
Anyone interested in the Stephenville flood zone along Blanche Brook, is asked to e-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Nova Yoga Studio (125 Long's Hill) offers classes six days a week (Sunday to Friday) with certified yoga teacher Melanie Caines. Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga classes for all ages and levels, as well as Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Kids 10-12, and pre-natal Yoga. Visit www.novayogaonline.com or call 743-8303 for more information.
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.