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Event Spotlight and General Listings

Today, April 8
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

Friday, April 9

The Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group will hold a card game 2 p.m. at Park Place Community Centre. Cost $5. Bring your own cards and baskets.

"Blues Clues Live," brought to you by the people who do "Divas!" producers Terri Andrews and Sheilagh Guy Murphy for two shows at the St. John's Arts & Culture, Sunday, April 11, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The cast members are (front, from left) Kristen Murp

Today, April 8

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

Friday, April 9

The Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group will hold a card game 2 p.m. at Park Place Community Centre. Cost $5. Bring your own cards and baskets.

Saturday, April 10

The last Book Blitz before the Canadian Federation of University Women holds its huge book sale will be held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre parking lot and also at Lester's 92 Pearltown Rd. All books accepted except encyclopedia, textbooks and Readers Digest Condensed Books. Proceeds help fund 18 post-secondary scholarships.

Sunday, April 11

The annual Holocaust Service will be held at the Inco building at MUN campus at 7:30 p.m. Free parking available. The theme this year is Righteous Gentiles and the keynote speaker will be Garhard Bassler. Claire Frankel Salama and Ruth Noel will also talk about how some of their relatives were saved from extinction by these courageous people. All are invited.

Monday, April 12

Join the local book publishers as they kick off the Atlantic Book Festival and celebrate the Atlantic Book Awards finalists from Newfoundland and Labrador 7:30 p.m. at Humphry's Restaurant and Bar, 177 New Gower St. The event will be hosted by Berni Stapleton and will feature short readings by finalists Greg Malone, Mike Heffernan, Raoul Andersen, John Crellin, Trudy Morgan-Cole and Sandy Newton. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 748-0813.

Tuesday, April 13

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will hold a meeting in Gander to discuss recommendations affecting the recreational salmon fishery on the Gander River. The meeting will be held at the Albatross Motel at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14

At The Rooms Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m. "A Foray into the World of Mushrooms" with expert researcher Andrus Voitk.

Thursday, April 15

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is looking for six 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 by clicking Awards down the left-hand column of the website. Deadline for nominations is 1:29 p.m. NT April 16.

General listings

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 from 9-10 a.m. To register or for more information, visit or call 1-888-NLOWE-11. And if you're interested in selling your products or services to the United States, join a free online information session from 1-1:30 p.m. to learn about an upcoming trade mission to Baltimore. To register, contact Julie Kavanagh at 754-5555, ext. 230, (or toll free at 1-888-NLOWE-11) or e-mail

The St. John's Public Libraries and the Provincial Resource Library will host a reading by poet Antony Christie from 7-8 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the A.C. Hunter Public Library, in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. For more information about Antony Christie and his writings, visit

The Rooms Coffee and 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

Registration opens today for spring classes at Wild Lily Dance Centre, 156 Duckworth St. in St. John's. Hula Hooping, Flamenco, Bollywood, Bellydance and Yoga. Visit for details.

Saturday, April 10

Neighbourhood Dance Works will present "Landmarked" - a site-specific, interdisciplinary dance performance. The work involves dancers, visual artists, musicians and designers. Audience members can purchase a map at the Anna Templeton Centre this weekend which will be their guide to the interactive journey throughout the city. The show runs Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 and free for children 12 and under. A shuttle service can be arranged in advance for anyone requiring assistance getting to and from various locations. For more information contact Neighbourhood Dance Works at 722-3663. Neighbourhood Dance Works is also looking for volunteers to help with "Landmarked" as well as 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 or 722-3663.

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

Sunday, April 11

Torbay Folk Club will hold an open jam session from 2-4 p.m. at Liddy's, Torbay. Free admission. Area musicians and residents are welcome.

Whitbourne Lions Club hosts its monthly afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on the first Sunday of each month. This month's open mic will be held on April 11 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers on stage at the open mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old country beat. See you there.

Come join the New World Running Club as it organizes the 30th anniversary Terry Fox Run. Registration is 10 a.m. Sunday, April 11 at the Bowring Park West Gate and the runs of 2 km and 4 km will start at 10:30 a.m. inside the park. Cost is a non-perishable food item for a local food bank. For information, contact Ben Dunne or Keith Day at New World Fitness Center at 368-3422 ext. 109.

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.

Join us at The Rooms 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

The traditional Latin Mass will now take place weekly on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Church (chapel) Smithville Crescent. Latin/English missals as well as other Latin Mass resources are provided. All are welcome. For further information or a free Visitor's Guide to the Latin Mass call Una Voce St. John's at 722-4842 (Elizabeth), 753-2681 (Maureen) or e-mail

"Coronation Street" stars - Katherine Kelly and Antony Cotton - 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Heart Theatre, 55 Bonaventure Ave. with host Karl Wells. Reserved seat tickets: $35. VIP: Front of house seating and meet and greet post show: $50. Tickets on sale at box office between noon and 5 p.m. Call 579-4424.

Women's self defense course offered by Fudoshin Aikikai, a non-profit martial arts club Sunday, April 11, at 799 Water St. Ages 13 and up. Cost $30. To register or for questions, call 437-6780 or

Monday, April 12

The following blood donor clinics are available: 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 or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Exhale Yoga at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Gentle Flow Mondays 9:30 a.m., Yoga Re-Boot Thursdays 7:30 p.m. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Visit or call Cheryl at 237-2656.

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

The Eastern Avalon Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada will hold a goods bingo called "Bingo for the Cure" at the Knights of Columbus on Greenwood Crescent in Mount Pearl at 8 p.m. Cards are three for $5 and $1 for each additional card. For more information, call event coordinator Theresa Higdon at 754-5417.

New eight-week series of T'ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement classes -- a Moving Meditation - 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 for more information.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association will hold its annual conference and trade show "Green is the New Black" today at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. Visit 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.

Tuesday, April 13

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") from 7-8:30 p.m. in the A.C. Hunter Library, 2nd floor. This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Celebrate the birthday of the greatest English language poet and Nobel prize winner Seamus Heaney with Mary Dalton, Mark Callanan, Brid Falconer and host Michael Boyle, 8 p.m. at Coffee and Co. Water Street. Admission free.

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.

Enriching our Relationships: "Healing Your Emotional Self" - with Agnes Hutchings. An eight-week program Tuesday mornings 10 a.m. to noon at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from April 13-June 1. Pre-register at 753-8760 or or

Focusing Pathways Leadership Group with Donna Burt at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. beginning April 13 on-going every two weeks. Contact Donna at 364-5201 or to pre-register.

Wednesday, April 14

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

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

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 Wessex Society will meet 8 p.m., at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Lieut.-Gov. John Crosbie will present the Dr. Leslie Harris Tribute Lecture. All are welcome to attend.

Administrative Professionals Day seminar and luncheon: "Power of Commitment" hosted by East Coast Admins Chapter, IAAP, at Comfort Inn April 21. Register by April 14. More information: or call 772-2443.

East Coast Admins Chapter, IAAP, is accepting nominations for the Administrative Professional of the Year Award to be presented on April 21, 2010. Deadline: April 14. For information and forms, visit

Thursday, April 15

The final session of a three-part online series focused on growing your business through exporting will take place from 9-10 a.m. To register or for more information, visit or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

St. Michael and All Angels Men's Association will host a "Roasting of Father Michael Horlick" dinner at the CLB Armoury, Harvey Road 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.

A reading/discussion of Brian Friel's play "Translations" will be held 8 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society Harvey Road. All welcome.

Camera 35 has started again for the spring session. We meet on the following dates: 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).

Festival of New Dance 2011 call for submissions. Deadline April 15. Send applications and a $20 processing fee to: NDW, P.O. Box 815, Stn 'C', St. John's, NL, A1C 5L7, telephone, 722-3663. For additional information, contact

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, e-mail or call 739-7870.

Coming up

Wellness and Yoga Workshops will be held in April with Sudha, Carolyn Lundeen. Five workshops to choose from. For details, visit or call Judy at 754-2425. Advance registration required.

Young people in St. John's interested in doing something for Haiti, can join more than 100,000 Canadian youth participating in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine on April 16. For more information about the World Vision 30 Hour Famine visit or to sign up visit

The deadline to register for NLOWE's 2010 annual conference and entrepreneur of the year awards is Friday, April 16. Keynote speakers are Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin, the creative minds behind award-winning advertising campaigns such as Dove "Evolution" and Diamond Shreddies. To register or for more information, visit

Newfoundland Catholic Renewal will sponsor a weekend retreat, entitled "Return to the Father" at St. Catherine's Renewal Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor on April 16-18. The facilitator is Gerard MacDonald of P.E.I. For more information and to register, call 747-9730.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will hold its annual spring sale and morning coffee, Saturday, April 17 in the church hall, at the corner of Longs Hill and Queen's Road. Stalls will include baked goods, preservatives, crafts, books, plants and white elephant table. Admission is 50 cents, and a sit-down cup of tea, coffee and yummy edibles is $3. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Hope to see you there.

SPCA annual spring sale will be held Saturday, April 17 at St. Mary's Church Auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue. Doors open 10 a.m. Admission $2. For information, call 726-0301 or visit

The Pool's Amateur Tour TAPNL Newfoundland will hold a fundraiser for The Eastern Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presenting 8 Ball Spring Classic Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18 at West Side Charlies, Mount Pearl at 11 a.m. Doors open 10:30 a.m. Cost: $20 per player. For more information, contact Barry at 747-pool (7665).

Sci-Fi On The Rock, Newfoundland and Labrador's premiere science fiction and fantasy convention, will take place April 17-18 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. For more information, visit


To find out how to become a foster parent, call the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association at 754-0213 or 877-754-0218 (toll free), or your local Child, Youth and Family Services Office. You can also visit

The Family Life Bureau offers counselling services for individual, couple and family counselling. For more information, call call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168 or e-mail For a listing of all other programs, refer to

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 or visit or

Spring workshops are available at the Craft Council Clay Studio. For more information on times and workshops, visit or call 753-2534. Come and play!

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.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, The Rooms Theatre, RCA Building Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group Park Place Community Centre Canadian Federation of University Women Holocaust Service A.C. Hunter Public Library Inco Provincial Resource Library Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canadian Wildlife Federation Wild Lily Dance Centre The Lantern Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland On Ice Anna Templeton Centre Torbay Folk Club Whitbourne Lions Club Holiday Inn Family Life Bureau New World Running Club New World Fitness Center Pius X Church Holy Heart Theatre Confederation Building Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Associations NL Sports Centre Colitis Foundation of Canada Knights of Columbus World Vision 30 Hour Famine Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association La Leche League Learning Inc. Gower United Church Church of the Ascension Pathways Leadership Group Remax Centre Curling Club Canadian Hard Hearing Association Wessex Society Marine Institute Benevolent Irish Society Harvey Road Lecture Theatre Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent Newfoundland Historic Trust Newfoundland Catholic Renewal Presbyterian Church Queen's Church Auditorium Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association Youth and Family Services Office Alzheimer Society Craft Council Clay Studio

Geographic location: St. John's, MUN, Gander Gander River Quebec City Torbay United States Baltimore Mount Pearl Newfoundland and Labrador Bella Vista Whitbourne Bowring Park West Gate Sobeys Torbay Road Water Street Ridge Road All Angels Men Harvey Road Haiti P.E.I. Craigmillar Avenue

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