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Today, May 6

- Blood donor clinics will be held at the following locations: Bethesda Pentecostal Church Thursday, May 6 from 4-8 p.m.; College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive campus Friday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon; All Saints Anglican Parish Hall, Foxtrap, Monday, May 17 from 4:30-9 p.m.; St. John's City Hall Friday, May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m.; and, St. Nicholas Anglican Hall, Torbay Thursday, May 27 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

- Are you interested in participating in The Great Wall Marathon in China with The Arthritis Society's Joints in Motion Team next May? An information session will be held Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact 579-8190.

Today, May 6

- Blood donor clinics will be held at the following locations: Bethesda Pentecostal Church Thursday, May 6 from 4-8 p.m.; College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive campus Friday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon; All Saints Anglican Parish Hall, Foxtrap, Monday, May 17 from 4:30-9 p.m.; St. John's City Hall Friday, May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m.; and, St. Nicholas Anglican Hall, Torbay Thursday, May 27 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

- Are you interested in participating in The Great Wall Marathon in China with The Arthritis Society's Joints in Motion Team next May? An information session will be held Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact 579-8190.

- The Ladies of the Sabre spring dessert party and card game will be held Thursday, May 6 at the St. John's Shrine Club Topsail Road. Dessert served at 7 p.m. and cards at 8 p.m. Usual spins and door prize. Come and bring your friends. Cost $7.

- 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.

Saturday, May 8

- The Canadian National Institute for the Blind wine tasting in the dark and wine tasting dinner for Saturday, May 8, at The Gypsy Tea Room has been cancelled.

- May workshop at St. Michael's Printshop, Painterly Monotypes with Scott Goudie, Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $80 and all materials included. To register, call 754-2931 or e-mail stmichaelsprintshop@nfld.net. Registration limited to 10 participants.

- St. Michael's Parish will hold its annual spring sale Saturday, May 8 at Canon Stirling Auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue. Morning coffee will be held at 10 a.m. ($3.50) and bake stall and craft sale. Buffet turkey and ham supper at 5 p.m. ($15). For take out teas ($10) call 722-4511 or 754-7178. Cards at 7 p.m. ($2).

- The Health Care Foundation's fourth annual Brunch with the Bags will take place Saturday, May 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Delta St. John's Hotel. Tickets are $100, with proceeds in support of Women's Health, to enhance patient care with the purchase of a Hysteroscopic Morcellator. For tickets and more information, call the Health Care Foundation at 777-5901.

- Cochrane Street United Church will host a Victorian Mother's Day Tea Saturday, May 8. Doors open 2 p.m. and afternoon tea will be served between 2:30 and 4 p.m. Admission is by ticket only at a cost of $10 and a limit of 150 people. Tea sandwiches, cookies and cake with a Victorian flair will be served. For tickets, contact the church office at 722-3023.

- Topsail United Church will hold a lobster/steak gala dinner and silent auction Saturday May 8 at 7 p.m. Enjoy lobster, steak or a combo. A wide selection of desserts, tea and coffee. To reserve, call Bob at 782-0388.

- Immaculate Conception Parish, Colliers will host a Mother's Day Dance at the parish hall, Harbour Drive Saturday, May 8 at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available at the door. Music by Southern Accent. For more information, call the parish office at 229-3858, Colleen at 229-6648 or Nora at 229-4579.

- Would you like to help another adult learn to read and write? Teachers on Wheels will hold a tutor-training workshop Saturday, May 8. Call Tom Dawe at 738-3975.

- Yoga 101 Saturdays 12:30-1:30 p.m. Four week sessions. For more information, contact Shakti Yoga Studio at 722-9642, e-mail info@ShaktiYogaStudio.ca or visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca.

Sunday, May 9

- The Newfoundland and Labrador Physiotherapy Association in collaboration with the St. John's Running Room will have a 5K fun run Sunday, May 9. Meet at the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre for a 9:30 a.m. start. Pre-registration is $15 and available at www.runningroom.com. Registration race day is $20. Refreshments and prizes will follow.

- 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, May 10

- Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Associations exercise program at the NL Sports Centre runs 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.

- La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group, for pregnant and nursing moms, babies welcome, will meet 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 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 56, Pleasantville will host its monthly senior's night Monday, May 10 beginning at 8 p.m. with bingo. A dance will follow with music by Blackie O'Leary. Soup will be served at 10:30 p.m. All are welcome, come and bring your friends.

- Free weekly multimedia sessions addressing top questions asked about the Catholic faith are held every Monday at 8 p.m. at St. Pius X Church, 16 Smithville Cres. Call 728-9009 or visit PillarOfTruth.org.

Tuesday, May 11

- Enriching our Relationships workshop with Agnes Hutchings 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.

- 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.

- Yoga OM classes Tuesday nights from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at the Lantern. Contact Janice at 237-3689 or www.yoga-om.ca.

- The Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association invites you to the Sobey's Community Room, Manuels, Conception Bay South Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. to hear about the role of the Provincial Foster Families Association, the current need for foster homes, and how to begin the process if you are interested in becoming a foster family. For more information, call Amy at 754-0213 or e-mail amykendall@nfld.net.

- Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador annual general meeting will be held Tuesday, May 18 from 3-4:15 p.m. island time. Please RSVP to info@literacynl.com by Tuesday, May 11 to confirm your attendance.

Wednesday, May 12

- Wednesday's 9:30 a.m. Gentle Flow Yoga Class will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Engage your breath and enrich your life. For more information, visit www.exhaleyoga.ca or call Cheryl at 237-2756.

- The Arthritis Society's arthritis self-management program will be held Wednesday, May 12 11 a.m. at The Arthritis Society Office, 78 O'Leary Ave. For more information or to register, call Donna at 579-8190 or e-mail info@nl.arthritis.ca.

- Easter Seals volunteer orientation session will be held noon on Wednesday, May 12 at Husky Energy Easter Seals House, on Mount Scio Road. For more information and to confirm your attendance, contact Eileen at 754-1399.

- Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the Remax Centre. 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.

- The last meeting of the Wessex Society for this season will be held Wednesday, May 12, at 8 p.m., at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road, and will include a presentation by The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, Winterton. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, May 13

- Seniors Chair Yoga Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Stretch strengthen and relax. For more info, contact Shakti Yoga Studio at 722-9642, e-mail info@ShaktiYogaStudio.ca or visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca.

- The Rooms 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.

- There will be an Interfaith Prayer Service Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army West Corps Mundy Pond Road. The Right to Life Association extends an invitation to everyone . For information, call 579-1500.

- The annual rosary and procession sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will take place Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Candle light procession and benediction are also included in this celebration.

Coming up

- Register now for the Botanical Garden's Junior Naturalist Camp summer program. Each camp is one week long and is suitable for school-age children. To receive more information and a registration form, visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 737-8590.

- The 2010 Fluvarium Nature Camp for Kids, ages 7-10, is accepting registration. Four five-day sessions to choose from: Week A - July 19-23; Week B - July 26-30; Week C - Aug. 9-13; and/or Week D - Aug. 16-20. Cost: $135 per session. For more information, contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

- Register now for spring classes at Wild Lily Dance Centre, 156 Duckworth St. Visit www.wildlilydancecentre.com for details.

- Interested in home education? Check out Conference on the Rock in Gander, May 14-15. For more details, visit www.chenl.ca or http://thechenlchannel.blogspot.com.

- Coming up at The Rooms: 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. For more information, call The Rooms at 757-8000 or visit www.therooms.ca.

- A National Garage Sale for Shelter Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. at Royal LePage Professionals 2000 Inc., 718 Water St. (corner of Water Street and Leslie) and Royal LePage Atlantic Homestead Ltd., 81 Kenmount Rd. (next to Cohen's). Donate your unwanted, gently used items to the garage sale. Free pickup. To learn more, contact 576-8888, 579-8106 or shelter@royallepageprofessionals2000.ca or RoyalLePagenl.ca.

- The Railway Coastal Museum will showcase Heritage Fair Projects created by students focusing on the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat Service May 15-16 from 2-5 p.m. Call 709-724-5929 for more details.

- Trinity United Church, Richard Nolan Drive, Mount Pearl will host a Jiggs' dinner Saturday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and take-outs are available. Call Diane at 834-3558.

- Powers Court open mike show will be held at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall, Manuels, CBS Saturday, May 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

- The Conception Harbour Heritage Group will host an afternoon of old time country music Sunday, May 16 at the parish hall. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. start. For information, call 229-4627 or 229-4011.

- The Heritage and Archives Committee will sponsor Dr. Calvin Hollett for a lecture and book launch on the early years of Methodism in Newfoundland Sunday, May 16 3 p.m. at Gower St. United Church, Lecture Hall. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

- Lodge Newfoundland Kilwinning No. 1754 will have a flipper dinner Tuesday, May 18 at Freemasons Hall, Masonic Park, Mount Carson Avenue. Takeout at 6 p.m. Sit down at 6:30 p.m. (Pork also available). Tickets are $15 each. To reserve tickets, call 579-6654. Doors open 10 a.m. Admission $1. For more information, visit www.spcastjohns.org or call 726-0301.

- The A.C. Hunter Library will host a reading by Catherine Safer, author of "Bishop's Road", Wednesday, May 19 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.

- Students of the Sorensen School of Dance will present their annual dance recital at the Arts and Culture Centre Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 19, 20, and 21. Showtime will be 7 p.m.

- A free Thyroid Cancer Information Day will be held Saturday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Eastern Health, Conference Room C - Administrative Offices, 306 Waterford Bridge Rd. For more information, e-mail nf-lab@thyca.org or call Joanie Bruce at 227-2784 or Ida P. Marrie at 726-1125.

- A free decorating session will be held Tuesday, June 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Activity Room, 1st floor Children's Library, Arts and Culture Centre. Hosted by Marilyn Mitchell from the Paint Shop. To register, call 737-3950.

- Holy Heart Founders' Award Dinner honouring Dr. Valerie Long will be held Thursday, June 3 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple. Tickets are $40. Call 579-3023.

- A giant SPCA flea market will be held Saturday, June 5 at St. Mary's Church Auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue.

- The Grace Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae annual dinner will be held Monday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Portugal Cove Road in St. John's. For tickets call 579-5713.

- The 19th annual Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation auction and dinner will take place Saturday, June 12, at the Royal Canadian Legion in Spaniard's Bay. To make a donation, purchase a ticket or for more information, call Don at 945-5289.

Announcements

- Registration is ongoing for the Capital Subaru St. John's triathlon that will take place Aug. 8. To register or for more information, visit www.stjohnstri.com.

- Did you know that The Kilbride to Ferryland Family Resource Centre offers a Healthy Baby Club that includes: pre-natal education, food supplements, hospital tours and much more. For more information, call 747-8532.

- 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 rrd@nf.aibn.com.

- 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 camphollywood8@gmail.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 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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 info.oa.nl@gmail.com 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.

- Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador has information on local programs operating across the province. Review our program directory at www.literacynl.com or call 1-800-563-1111 for information on advancing learning for yourself and your family.

- Do you drive people wherever they need to go? Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers make over 60 runs a week from our Daffodil Place location to the Health Sciences Centre for patient appointments. The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on taxi drivers, bus or shuttle drivers to give us a hand carrying patients from Daffodil Place. Just a few hours can make a difference. Contact the Canadian Cancer Society for more information or visit www.cancer.ca.

Organizations: College of the North Atlantic, Trinity United Church, Bethesda Pentecostal Church St. John's City The Health Care Foundation RCA Building Canadian National Institute for the Blind Delta St. John's Hotel Pius X Church Royal Canadian Legion Newfoundland and Labrador Physiotherapy Association The Rooms Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre NL Sports Centre La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group Learning Inc. Church of the Ascension Sobey's A.C. Hunter Library Provincial Foster Families Association The Arthritis Society Office Husky Energy Easter Seals House Remax Centre Wessex Society Marine Institute The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador Wild Lily Dance Centre Royal LePage Professionals 2000 Royal LePage Atlantic Homestead Railway Coastal Museum Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat Service United Way Conception Harbour Heritage Group The Heritage and Archives Committee Sorensen School of Dance Canadian Cancer Society Administrative Offices Church Auditorium Grace Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Holiday Inn Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation Ferryland Family Resource Centre Healthy Baby Club Bay Bulls-Bauline Athletic Association RCMP Youth and Family Services Office Family Life Bureau Community Services Council Alzheimer Society Landfall Trust Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: St. John's, Foxtrap, Craigmillar Avenue China Newfoundland and Labrador Cochrane Street Mount Pearl Sobeys Torbay Road Pleasantville Mount Scio Road Ridge Road Gander Water Street St. Thomas Masonic Park Mount Carson Avenue Children Mary Portugal Cove Road Hollywood Bay Roberts Clarenville

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