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Thursday, April 1

As part of the Benevolent Irish Society's (BIS) Culture and Heritage events a bilingual poetry reading from Nuala NÍ Domhnaill's "The Astrakhan Cloak" will be held 8 p.m. at the BIS Clubroom, 30 Harvey Rd. There is no charge and all are welcome. Contact Robert Gillard at 738-0148 or e-mail Robert.Gillard@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs for a free online series focused on growing your business through exporting. Part 1, "Jump-start your Exporting: Get Ready Today" takes place from 9-10 a.m. To register, visit www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

Thursday, April 1

As part of the Benevolent Irish Society's (BIS) Culture and Heritage events a bilingual poetry reading from Nuala NÍ Domhnaill's "The Astrakhan Cloak" will be held 8 p.m. at the BIS Clubroom, 30 Harvey Rd. There is no charge and all are welcome. Contact Robert Gillard at 738-0148 or e-mail Robert.Gillard@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs for a free online series focused on growing your business through exporting. Part 1, "Jump-start your Exporting: Get Ready Today" takes place from 9-10 a.m. To register, visit www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

Neighbourhood Dance Works will offer the following movement workshop at the Judy Knee School of Dance, 27 Mayor St.: Contact Dance and Improvisation as Choreographic Instruments from 10-11:45 a.m. If you are interested in classes, contact the NDW office to register at 722-3663 or e-mail ndw@nfld.net. Classes are $10 each or $35 for four.

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.

The Arthritis Society will hold an Arthritis Workshop 2:30 p.m. at The Arthritis Society Office, 78 O'Leary Ave., St. John's. Cost is only $5 and includes handouts and refreshments (no charge for support person attending with you). If you would like to attend, call Donna at 579-8190 or e-mail info@nl.arthritis.ca.

Camera 35 has started again for the spring session. We meet on the following dates: April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10. Camera 35 Photography Club meets every second Thursday at 8 p.m. at Lecture Theatre "B" 80 at Medical School/Health Sciences Complex (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).

Friday, April 2

Register by Friday, April 2 for NLOWE's 2010 annual conference and entrepreneur of the year awards and be entered in the early bird prize draw to win free hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland for the duration of the conference. To learn more or to register, visit www.nlowe.org/conference.

The NL Right to Life Association will hold its annual Good Friday Vigil 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.

Saturday, April 3

Well-known artist Mary Pratt is the Patron of the 5th annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards, which acknowledge the achievements of this province's visual artists. All artists in the province are encouraged to apply for these awards. The deadline is fast approaching. Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m., April 3. Application forms and full rules can be found at www.vanl-carfac.com.

The Grenfell College Art Gallery invites the public to a Family Sound Art day. Two free sessions 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. The session will finish with a sound art symphony. All materials supplied.

Sunday, April 4

The traditional Latin Mass will now take place weekly on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Church (chapel) Smithville Crescent. For further information call Una Voce St. John's at 722-4842 (Elizabeth), 753-2681 (Maureen) or e-mail unavoce.sopc@gmail.com.

Monday, April 5

An informative free intro class that will help you answer the question "What do I really want for my life?" will be held from 7-9 p.m. at 120 LeMarchant Road. Call 693-1624 or visit www.lifeonfire.ca.

Wonderbolt will again offer its Easter Circus Camp throughout the week of April 5-9. Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to noon at 72 Harbour Dr. in St. John's. Circus skills include stilt walking, juggling, acrobatics, makeup, clowning and costumes. Ages from six on up. Cost of the camp is $150 HST included. Call 722-1344 or e-mail info@wonderbolt.ca.

Graduates of the Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab program are invited to join 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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, April 6

The following blood donor clinics are available: 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).

The Family Life Bureau has a new six-week anger management course that runs Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn how to control anger. 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.

The April meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held 7:15 p.m. today at the Elk's Club on Carpasian Road in St. John's. Speaker will be clinical sexologist Nena Sandoval.

Exciting Discoveries: New Newfoundland Mushrooms 7:30 p.m. at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, LC301. Guest speaker Andrus Voitk. Come and get a glimpse into the very frontiers of what's happening in mycology today; new species, new concepts, new insights, and new discoveries. The public is welcome. Bring a friend.

Wednesday, April 7

Are you a woman thinking of starting a business? Are you already involved in a business but looking to expand? Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs for two free online information sessions. Start-up session, from 9-9:30 a.m. and the growth session, from 9:30-10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

Sleep Out 120, a campaign benefiting Choices for Youth, together with Healing Expressions and For the Love of Learning, will host a film screening and silent art auction at Corpus Christi parish hall, 260 Waterford Bridge Rd. in St. John's at 7:30 p.m. The filmed version of For the Love of Learning's original play "Homeless Like Me" will be screened following the auction. All are welcome, admission by donation. For more information, contact sleepout120@gmail.com.

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.

Thursday, April 8

Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs for part two of a free online series focused on growing your business through exporting. The seminar, called "Do Your Homework: Research, Research, Research," will take place from 9-10 a.m. To register or for more information, visit www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

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 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.

Neighbourhood Dance Works is looking for volunteers to help with Landmarked - a site-based dance project. Volunteers will be needed Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. Neighbourhood Dance Works is also looking for books, record players, TVs, VCRs and DVD players for this project. If you would like to volunteer or have any of these items to donate or to lend, contact ndwpublicity@nfld.net or 722-3663.

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.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association will hold its annual conference and trade show "Green is the New Black" April 12 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. Visit www.conference.neia.org for more information.

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.

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Newfoundland and Labrador, will host a post-secondary and employment information fair Wednesday, April 14, from 1-3 p.m. at Hotel Mount Pearl. Open to the public.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is looking for six worthy Canadians to receive its Conservation Achievement Awards. Award winners will be given an all-expense paid trip to Quebec City this June to receive their honour among like-minded conservationists. If you know a person or group who have devoted their time to conservation of wildlife and habitat we want to hear about it. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.canadianwildlifefederation.ca by clicking Awards down the left-hand column of the website. Deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. ET April 15.

St. Michael and All Angels Mens 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 and All Angels Parish building fund. Stuffed chicken breast with dessert at $25 will be served. For tickets, call 722-4511 or 579-8279.

Announcements

The Alzheimer Society is seeking ticket sellers for a Mother's Day gift basket. Tickets are just $1. For more information, contact Liz at 576-0608 or toll free at 1-877-776-0608.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Environmental Awards Programme. For additional information, call 753-8780, e-mail nlwi@nfld.com or visit www.gov.nl.ca/env or www.mmsb.nl.ca.

Spring workshops are available at the Craft Council Clay Studio. For more information on times and workshops, visit http://www.craftcouncil.nl.ca/education/claystudio.asp or call 753-2534. Come and play!

The Arthritis Society is looking for volunteer leaders for the arthritis self-management program (ASMP). If you are an outgoing, caring person who would like to help people in your community learn ways to better cope with arthritis, we would love to have you join our team. We are accepting applications from volunteers for our three-day training session in St. John's in June. For a volunteer application or for more information, contact Donna at 579-8190 or email info@nl.arthritis.ca.

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.

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, couple and family counselling. For more information, call Sr. Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168.

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.

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.

Organizations: Grenfell College Art Gallery, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs Benevolent Irish Society Arthritis Society Judy Knee School of Dance RCA Building The Arthritis Society Office Lecture Theatre Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland Life Association Health Science Centre Family Life Bureau Pius X Church Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association NL Sports Centre Confederation Building Gower United Church Church of the Ascension A.C. Hunter Library Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group Remax Centre Curling Club United Way On Ice The Rooms Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association Holiday Inn Provincial Resource Library Canadian Hard Hearing Association Canadian Wildlife Federation Michael and All Angels Mens Association Alzheimer Society Craft Council Clay Studio Anna Templeton Centre Community Services Council

Geographic location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, 120 LeMarchant Road Mount Pearl Elk Carpasian Road Corpus Christi Bella Vista Torbay Quebec City Harvey Road Stephenville Blanche Brook

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