Today, April 22
° The 6th annual Nickel Independent Film Festival Roadshow 7 p.m. at the Stephenville College of the North Atlantic (Lecture Theatre DSB Fowlow Building). Tickets $10/$5 available at the door. For more info, contact Ruth Lawrence, at 576-3378, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nickelfestival.com.
° The Compassionate Friends support group for bereaved parents, will meet in Room 2J619, Health Sciences Centre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For info, call Arlene at 722-4168 or Mary at 834-4027.
° Argentine Tango practice and dance 8:30 p.m. at the RCA Building, 10 Bennett Ave. For info visit www.tangoontheedge.com.
Friday, April 23
° The deadline for the 2010 Southcott Awards has been extended to Friday, April 23. For nomination forms and more information, visit www.historictrust.ca, e-mail email@example.com or call 739-7870.
° The Canadian Federation of University Women book sale, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.
° Parish of the Ascension variety concert at Morris Academy, Roosevelt Avenue, Mount Pearl. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10/$5 available at the church office at 368-5693 or at 364-5650.
° The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 56, Pleasantville, annual fundraiser for RCSCC Fort Townshend and NLCC Fort Pepperrell. Ham dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by The Walsh Brothers. Tickets $10, available from the cadet corps or at Branch 56, Pleasantville .
° Variety concert 7:30 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Rectory Road in Topsail. Tickets $10, available by calling the Parish Office at 834-2336, Louise at 834-7385, or Howard at 834-9712.
° The YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon is accepting referrals from community agencies for 10 youth (ages 15-30) from the Mount Pearl region. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 754-2982 ext. 27. Deadline is April 23.
° T'ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement yoga course, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. Pre-register at 579-7863 or email@example.com.
Saturday, April 24
° The Association of Records Managers and Administrators Terra Nova Chapter, together with SGS Laser will host its ninth annual personal information privacy day document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon at SGS Laser Kenmount Road (just before the gas station at Crossroads, in the new strip mall next to Crossroads Storage Mall.)
° The Positive Thinkers Club monthly breakfast meeting 9-11 a.m. at the Battery Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John's. Cost: $13/$16. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 747-4378.
° East Coast Trail Association organized cleanup along the Sugarloaf Path, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Robin Hood Bay landfill administration building at 9 a.m.
° One-day colours workshop 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Building of the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville. Contact Esther Oosterbaan at 643-2809 for information.
° Thyroid cancer support group meeting 10:30 a.m. to noon at Eastern Health administrative offices conference room C, 306 Waterford Bridge Rd. For information, visit http://www.thyca.org/sg/nf-lab.htm or contact G. Dean at 753-3994.
° Masonic Park Ladies Auxiliary spring afternoon tea and sale at Masonic Park Nursing Home from 2-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $3. Everyone welcome.
° George Street United Church Women will hold its spring afternoon tea and sale at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 5.
° St. Thomas' Church cold plate supper and silent auction 5 p.m. in Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. Tickets $10 each are available at 754-0151.
° Wesley United Church will host a cold plate supper and a Gospel Concert by Belfry. Tickets $15 with supper, $10 concert only. Call 364-7440 or the Church Office at 579-3682 for information.
° Spring dance at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Harbour Drive, Colliers at 10:30 p.m. Tickets $6 each. For information, call the parish office at 229-3859 or Nora at 229-0082/4579.
Sunday, April 25
° The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland fly rod building course Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Call 722-9300 for details.
° Art show and sale at the Holiday Inn, Salon A, 180 Portugal Cove Rd. from 1:30-9 p.m.
° Bluegrass and Oldtime Country Music Jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.
° Torbay Folk Club open jam session will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Liddy's, Torbay. Free admission.
° Traditional Latin mass 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.
° The Bay Bulls-Bauline Athletic Association is looking for people to sit on a new regional games board. For info, call email@example.com or call Trudy at 334-2300. A meeting will be held 7 p.m. at the Witless Bay Municipal Building.
° For the Love of Learning, Inc. art exhibit at the Anna Templeton Centre, 278 Duckworth St. runs April 25-30. Admission is free and the works are for sale with all profits going to the artists.
Monday, April 26
° 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 at 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.
° Bereavement seminar for people who have lost a loved one, presented by Dr. 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. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 777-6959.
° Join free of charge weekly multimedia sessions addressing top questions about the Catholic faith, every Monday at 8 p.m. at St. Pius X Church, 16 Smithville Cres. Suitable for both non-Catholics and Catholics. Call 728-9009 or visit PillarOfTruth.org.
° Blood donor clinics: 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, St. John's - 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, visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-26-6283.
Tuesday, April 27
° Family Life Bureau anger management course Tuesdays noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168.
° Free ceramics class for young adults 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 E.P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus regular monthly meeting in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace Church, Torbay Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
° Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NL Chapter annual general meeting at the Gathering Place Board Room, 3rd Floor, at 7:30 p.m. or more information, contact Suzanne at 726-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
° The Wesley United Church Women turkey dinner Sunday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $12. To obtain tickets, call the church office at 579-3682 or any member of the UCW by Tuesday, April 27.
Wednesday, April 28
° Wednesday's 9:30 a.m. Gentle Flow Yoga Class at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. For more information, visit www.exhaleyoga.ca or call Cheryl at 237-2756.
° The Arthritis Society's Arthritis Self-Management Program 11 a.m. at The Arthritis Society Office, 78 O'Leary Ave.
° 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 George St. United Church Men's Service Club annual flipper dinner at 6 p.m. (take-outs available at 5:30 p.m.) in The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 726-8775.
° A 12-week spirituality program Wednesday evenings, up to June 30 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register at 753-8760 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Northeast Avalon ACAP Riverhead wastewater treatment plant update and annual general meeting 7:30 p.m. at the Fluvarium, Nagles Hill Road. For information, call 726-9673 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, April 29
° The Rooms Coffee & Culture program, Thursdays 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.
° The Bay St. George Artists' Association is calling on local artists to submit works for its upcoming spring exhibition at the Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre. For information, contact Esther Oosterbaan at 643-2809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
° St. Michael's Men's Association flipper dinner 6:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club Topsail Road. Tickets, $15 available by calling the church office at 722-4511 or 579-8279.
° Kickin' Butt! Put It Out, Before It Puts You Out info session 7-9 p.m. in the activity room, 1st floor Children's Library, A.C. Hunter Library in the Arts and Culture Centre. Hosted by Mary Lynn Pender, Newfoundland & Labrador Smokers' Helpline. Register at 737-3950.
° Wellness & Yoga Workshops, with Sudha, Carolyn Lundeen, International Workshop Leader, April 29-May 2 in St. John's. For details, visit www.alivewithyoga.ca or call Judy at 754-2425.
° The Black Bag Media Collective will present the first Chromatose Anymation Festival in St. John's from April 30 to May 2. The festival is a fusion of animation, performance art and live music. Screenings and rock shows take place April 30 to May 1 at the Ship. Anymators Conference and virtual events happen around the Metaverse on Sunday May 2. Visit www.rockcanrollrecords.com for details.
° The Archbishop's Dinner and Auction will be held Friday, April 30 at R. Gushue Hall, MUN. Tickets are $150 each with a $100 tax receipt issued. We are seeking donations for the live and silent auction. All donations are greatly appreciated. To donate or for more information, contact your parish office or Anne Marie or Linda at the Archdiocese office 726-3660.
° The Bay Bulls-Bauline Athletic Association is now accepting applications from students for spring and summer employment opportunities. For applications and info, visit www.bbbaa.net or pick one up at the Witless Bay or Bay Bulls town office. Deadline is Friday, April 30.
° Corus Entertainment's YTV will hold an open casting call in St. John's Saturday, May 1 at the Capital Hotel, 208 Kenmount Rd. in its nationwide search for children with vocal talent. Kids 15 and under who think they have what it takes to be Canada's next singing sensation are encouraged to audition. Complete audition information can be found at http://thenextstar.ytv.com. Registration will be held between 7-9 a.m.
° The ReMax Centre (St. John's Curling Club) will host a garage sale in aid of junior curling Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.
° First United Church Women will host an afternoon tea and sale May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at Park Avenue/Churchill Avenue, Mount Pearl. Adults $5/children $1.
° The United Church Women of Gower Street United Church will hold its annual spring afternoon tea and sale of crafts and baked goods Saturday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the lecture hall of the church. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $5.
° The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Arts Awards Show and Gala will take place Saturday May 1, 8 p.m. at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Host will be Seamus O'Regan, co-host of CTV's Canada AM. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at the Centre Box Office: 896-4028. For more information, call the NLAC at 1-866-726-2212.
° Storytellers from throughout the world will merge in St. John's this summer for the 18th annual conference of Storytellers of Canada. For five days (Wednesday, July 28 to Sunday, Aug.1. Registration deadline May 1) participants will be engaged in an international meeting place of culture, art and traditions. Registration info online at: http://www.sc-cc.com/conference/2010/index.html.
° Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids will take place at Holiday Lanes on Elizabeth Avenue from May 1-7. So dust off those bowling shoes and get ready to change the lives of children and youth in Eastern Newfoundland. For more information, contact Aimee at 368-5437 or email@example.com.
° Wesley United Church Women will host a hot turkey dinner Sunday, May 2, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults/$6 children available at the Church Office at 579-3682 or Ruby at 754-0916.
° Topsail United Church Men's Club annual flipper dinner will be held Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Cost $15. To reserve tickets, call Bob at 782-0388.
° The St. John's Library Board will hold its annual general meeting Monday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Activity Room, A.C. Hunter Children's Library, St. John's Arts & Culture Centre, 1st floor. All are welcome. For more information, contact Alan Goodridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
° The Arthritis Society would like to thank its volunteers throughout the province for their hard work and dedication to help the 95,000 people in the province who live with arthritis. You can get involved too. Join the Arthritis Registry and receive a free information package and local newsletter, and find out how you can help. For more information, call 579-8190, toll free 1-800-321-1433 or e-mail email@example.com.
° A new website for the Bay Bulls-Bauline Athletic Association is now up and running. For all updates on what is going on in sport and recreation visit www.bbbaa.net . Any groups wishing to post their recreation/sport events, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Camp Hollywood offers a professional program that is more than a musical theatre camp. Your children will also be introduced to backdrop design, mask art, stage makeup and special effects and costuming the character. Stay tuned for classes coming to Bay Roberts, Clarenville, Labrador City this summer season. Call 722-ACT1 (2281) or e-mail email@example.com.
° 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
° 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 email@example.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.
° The Arthritis Society is looking for volunteer leaders for the Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.