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Thursday, April 15

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 coordinator@historictrust.ca or call 739-7870.

The April meeting of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will take place tonight at 8 p.m. at the MUN Botanical Garden (306 Mt. Scio Rd.). An illustrated lecture presented by Ken Knowles entitled, "The Nature of Northern California." This lecture is free. For further information, contact Dave Snow at 722-3123 or Rita Anderson at 737-8771.

Thursday, April 15

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 coordinator@historictrust.ca or call 739-7870.

The April meeting of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will take place tonight at 8 p.m. at the MUN Botanical Garden (306 Mt. Scio Rd.). An illustrated lecture presented by Ken Knowles entitled, "The Nature of Northern California." This lecture is free. For further information, contact Dave Snow at 722-3123 or Rita Anderson at 737-8771.

Tickets for the literary festival - Winterset in Summer - go on sale today. The festival will take place at the Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport Aug. 13-15. For the full program schedule, visit www.wintersetinsummer.ca. To purchase, call 1-866-904-5049.

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 www.nlowe.org or call 1-888-NLOWE-11.

St. Michael and All Angels Mens 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.

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 Centre (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).

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

Friday, April 16

A pre-teen dance for grades 4-7, to support the Cowan Heights Shooters under-13 girls' club basketball team which will represent Newfoundland at Eastern Provincials in Halifax, will be held at St. Theresa's Hall, Mundy Pond Road, from 7-9:30 p.m. Doors open 6:45 p.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5.

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 www.nlowe.org/conference.

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.

Saturday, April 17

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, will hold its annual spring sale and morning coffee, in the church hall, at the corner of Long's 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 at St. Mary's Church Auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue. Doors open 10 a.m. Admission $2. For information, call 726-0301 or visit www.spcastjohns.org.

St. Mark's ACW will hold an afternoon tea and sale at the church (203 Logy Bay Rd.) from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. For more info, call 726-3213.

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).

This weekend Jo Leslie, a long-time friend of the St. John's dance community, will offer a fun-filled choreographic workshop combined with a mixture of compositional exercises, improvisation structures and creative options. The workshop will take place April 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Yoga Nova Studio (125 Long's Hill). The cost of the workshop is $30.

Sunday, April 18

Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold an art exhibition and sale at the Capital Hotel, Kenmount Road from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Join us for a community fun event, hosted by the MPCP committee in aid of the DARE program, from 1-4 p.m. at the Reid Community Centre Mount Pearl. Cost: $2 at the door. Featuring live entertainment, bouncy castle, face painting and much more. All ages welcome.

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 Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts an afternoon of fabulous old time country music on the third Sunday of each month. This month's session will be held Sunday, April 18 at the Parish Hall. The doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the good times start at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old country beat. Call 229-4627 or 7229-4011 for information.

Traditional Latin mass is celebrated on Sundays, 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Church, Smithville Cres. For further information or a free Visitor's Guide to the Latin Mass call Una Voce 722-4842.

Monday, April 19

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 www.exhaleyoga.ca or call Cheryl at 237-2656.

The Corner Brook RNC Detachment and Corner Brook area teachers will lace up their skates and take to the ice in aid of Kids Eat Smart Clubs in Corner Brook. The 2010 Rusty Cup Hockey Game will take place at the Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook. Game starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets/admission: $2. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations or at the door on game night: Corner Brook RNC Detachment, Ecole CC Loughlin School, JJ Curling Elementary, Sacred Heart Elementary, Humber Elementary, St. Gerard's School, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Presentation Junior High, GC Rowe Junior High, Corner Brook Regional High, Dunfield Park Community Centre.

Graduates of the Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab program are invited 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, 21 Pippy Pl., Suite 106, 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.

Free weekly multi-media sessions, addressing top questions asked about the Catholic faith, are held 8 p.m. each Monday at St. Pius X Church, 16 Smithville Crescent. Suitable for both non-Catholics and Catholics. Call 728-9009 or visit PillarOfTruth.org.

Tuesday, April 20

Enriching our Relationships: "Healing Your Emotional Self" is an eight-week program with Agnes Hutchings held Tuesday mornings 10 a.m. to noon at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., up to June 1. Pre-register at 753-8760 or information@thelantern.nf.net or ahutchings@nf.aibn.com.

Tidy Towns card party will be held 8 p.m. at the Petty Harbour/Maddox Cove Recreation Centre. Bring your own cards and baskets. Tea and coffee will be served. Lots of great prizes.

Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by the meeting. All Brother Knights are reminded to bring their current membership card. Use the side door, to the right, for entry.

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 Sr. 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, April 21

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John's Centre monthly meeting will be held 8 p.m. at MUN Chemistry/Physics Room C-2045. Free parking available in Lot 5 behind building. Public welcome.

The 2010 Victoria Park Lantern Festival "Lanterns at Dusk" fundraising dance party will be held at Club One on George Street in St. John's. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with music from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission $10. Live entertainment by Seagull Soup featuring Terri Lynn Eddy. Presented by Friends of Victoria Park. For information, www.fovp.org. Note: Volunteers needed for the July 24 Lantern Festival.

Gentle Flow Yoga Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Contact Cheryl at 237-2756 or visit www.exhaleyoga.ca.

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.

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 Family Life Bureau offers a six-week Spiritual Book Club: "The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully" by Joan Chittister. Begins Wednesday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168.

Twelve-Step Spirituality with Agnes Hutchings is a 12-week program Wednesday evenings, up to June 30 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register at 753-8760 or information@thelantern.nf.net or ahutchings@nf.aibn.com.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day celebrations will be held at the Johnson GEO Centre from 1-5 p.m. with special programs and activities. Admission is free all day. Call 737-7886 or e-mail keith.moore@geocentre.ca for more information. Regular admission rates apply.

Earth Day Celebration with Presentation Sisters Retreat Team at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-register at 753-8760 or information@thelantern.nf.net.

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 www.therooms.ca.

Coming up

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

Parish of the Ascension, Mount Pearl presents a variety concert Friday, April 23 at Morris Academy, Roosevelt Avenue, Mount Pearl. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $10 adult and $5 for children under 12 years of age and are available at the church office at 368-5693 or at 364-5650. A door prize will be drawn.

On Friday April 23, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 56, Pleasantville, will hold its annual dinner auction and entertainment fundraiser in support of our two cadet corps, RCSCC Fort Townshend and NLCC Fort Pepperrell. A baked ham dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by The Walsh Brothers. Tickets are available from the cadet corps or at Branch 56, Pleasantville and are $10 single.

As part of St. John the Evangelist 150th anniversary year, an old-fashioned variety concert, featuring "Elvis" as a special attraction, will take place Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Rectory Road in Topsail. Tickets cost $10 per person and are available by calling the Parish Office at 834-2336, Louise at 834-7385, or Howard at 834-9712. Only 200 tickets will be sold, get yours early to avoid disappointment.

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and support Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, a fundraiser will be held April 23 at the GCSU Backlot at 8 p.m., and will feature musical performances of all genres as well as readings of the Bard's work. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 632-0936.

New eight-hour weekend T'ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement Course - a Moving Meditation - with Sheila Leonard, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. Pre-register by contacting Sheila at 579-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca.

A one-day workshop on colours will be held Saturday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Building of the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville. Bring your own lunch. This workshop is for anyone who's interested to learn more about colours. Fee for members of the Bay St. George Artists' Association: $20, non-members: $40, which includes your membership fee (for one year). Maximum number of participants is 12. If you want to sign up or have any questions, contact Esther Oosterbaan at 643-2809.

Announcements

To register for the 17th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a site co-ordinator or cleanup participant, visit shorelinecleanup.ca or call 1-877-427-2422.

The RCMP is now accepting applications from town councils and community service groups who are interested in having the Musical Ride come to their town. For information on hosting the Ride, along with electronic applications, visit www.rcmp.ca and look under the Musical Ride. Applications must be received by July 2010.

Would you like to volunteer to plan and supervise the 2010 children's summer camps in French. Contact Canadian Parents for French, Northeast Avalon Chapter, to be part of its summer camps committee. Call 722-5816 or e-mail mbwright@nl.rogers.com.

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 www.nlffa.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 or e-mail flb@nf.aibn.com. For a listing of all other programs, refer to www.stjohnsarchdiocese.ca/flb.

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 Program. 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 e-mail 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.

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.

Organizations: Nature of Northern California, College of the North Atlantic, Alzheimer Society Newfoundland Historic Trust Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador MUN Botanical Garden Beaches Heritage Centre Michael and All Angels Mens Association Lecture Theatre Health Sciences Centre Janeway Parking on Lot 9 on Clinch Crescent RCA Building Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland Newfoundland Catholic Renewal The Lantern Presbyterian Church Family Life Bureau Queen's Pius X Church Church Auditorium Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Capital Hotel MPCP committee Reid Community Centre Mount Pearl Conception Harbour Heritage Group Pepsi Loughlin School Mary School Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Associations NL Sports Centre Maddox Cove Recreation Centre Knights of Columbus Peace church Learning Inc. Gower United Church Church of the Ascension Astronomical Society of Canada St. John's Centre Remax Centre Curling Club Johnson GEO Centre United Way Morris Academy Walsh Brothers Parish Office RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association Youth and Family Services Office Craft Council Clay Studio Arthritis Society A.C. Hunter Library Anna Templeton Centre

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Scio, Mount Pearl St. John's Eastport Corner Brook Harvey Road Halifax Mundy Pond Road P.E.I. Craigmillar Avenue Logy Bay Kenmount Road Victoria Park Petty Harbour Torbay Road George Street Rectory Road Topsail Stephenville

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