Today, May 27
° Canadian Blood Services invites motorcycle enthusiasts to join the Newfound Riders at a special blood donor clinic today between 6 and 7 p.m. at the 7 Wicklow St. clinic in St. John's. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-888-2DONATE to make an appointment or for more information.
° The Easter Seals Comedy Night will be held Thursday, May 27 from 8-11 p.m. at the Yuk Yuk's Club, 193 Kenmount Rd. Cost $20 per ticket. To purchase your ticket, contact Kirk at 754-1399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Spring Workshop at MUN Botanical Garden: Edible Plant Walk Thursday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with Todd Boland, research horticulturist. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30. For more information, call 737-8590.
° The Schools Committee of Clean and Beautiful presents the Super Speak-off 2010, as Grade 6 and 9 students in St. John's promote environmental responsibility Thursday, May 27 6:30 p.m. in the Foran/Greene Room St. John's City Hall. For information, contact Karen Hickman at 570-0350 or e-mail email@example.com.
° Seniors chair yoga Thursdays 10:45 a.m. to noon. For more info, contact Shakti Yoga Studio at 722-9642, e-mail info@ShaktiYogaStudio.ca or visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca.
° The Rooms' Coffee and Culture program, every Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m., is included in the cost of admission. For more information, call 757-8000 or visit www.therooms.ca.
° The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, will meet Thursday, May 27 in Room 2J619, Health Sciences Centre from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All parents dealing with the loss of a child are welcome to attend. For info, call Mary 834-4027.
° 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.
Friday, May 28
° The Anglican Parish of St. Mary The Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue will celebrate its Patronal Festival with a variety concert, Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. On Saturday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. a three-course banquet will be served in the auditorium. Tickets are $22 and will be available until 1 p.m. May 26 from the church office. For more information, contact the church office at 579-0039.
° Overeaters Anonymous will hold a public information meeting Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rotary Sunshine Camp on Thorburn Road. Call 738-1742 for more information.
° Seniors chair yoga Fridays 10:45 a.m. to noon. Contact Shakti Yoga Studio at 722-9642, by at e-mail at info@ShaktiYogaStudio.ca or www.shaktiyogastudio.ca.
Saturday, May 29
° The Gower Street United Church Women will hold a flea market in the lecture hall of the church on Saturday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.
° VON is having a flea market May 29 at the Masonic Temple on Mt. Carson Avenue from 9-11:30 a.m. to support VON Charitable Programs. 726-8597 for information.
° Topsail United Church annual spring flea market will take place Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 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 the Eastern Health office, 306 Waterford Bridge Rd. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joanie Bruce at 227-2784 or Ida P. Marrie at 726-1125.
° Positive Thinkers Club monthly breakfast meeting with guest speaker Edsel Bonnell will take place 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at the Battery Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John's. Cost, $13/$16, includes breakfast. To book your seat e-mail email@example.com or call 747-4378.
° The Cowan Heights Shooters under-13 girls' club basketball team are holding a Recycling Blitz Saturday, May 29. The drop off location is the Cowan Heights Elementary School, Lower Parking Lot on Canada Drive between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. Accepting all recyclable items along with beer/wine bottles.
° Yoga 101 takes place Saturday and Sunday 2-3 p.m. - a two-weekend (four-class) session. Contact Shakti Yoga Studio at 722-9642 or e-mail at info@ShaktiYogaStudio.ca or visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca.
Sunday, May 30
° A Hearts in Healing bereavement service will be held Sunday, May 30 at the Tear Drop Monument, The Salvation Army Cemetery on Blackmarsh Road. Should you have any questions, call 777-6959.
° The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) will offer a fly rod-building seminar Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Call the office for details at 722-9300.
° 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.
Sunday, May 30
° St. John's Orienteering Club event - beginners training - Sunday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Location: Fluvarium Parking Lot. Maps $2. Details at http://www.sji.ca/sjoc.
° Torbay Folk Club open jam session Sunday, May 30 from 2-5 p.m. at Liddy's, Torbay. Free admission. Area musicians and residents are welcome.
° Bingo every Sunday night at St. Teresa's Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. Doors open 7 p.m. Games begin at 8 p.m.
° Goulds Lions drive-in bingo Sunday, May 30 at Bidgoods Shopping Plaza, Main Road Goulds starting at 8:15 p.m.
Monday, May 31
° Exhale Yoga at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Gentle Flow Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Visit www.exhaleyoga.ca or call Cheryl at 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, June 1
° "Where once they Stood," a historical walking tour celebrating the 400th anniversary of English settlement, is held Tuesdays and Fridays only from 9:15 a.m. at The Sheraton Hotel. Reservations: 364-6845. Visit www.boyletours.com.
° 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 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.
° 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.
° Japanese Language instruction available on Tuesday and by appointment. Contact Nami Ohara at 743-2883, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.oharaconsulting.ca.
Wednesday, June 2
° 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 Alzheimer Society will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Science Centre auditorium. Individuals who are out of town can also participate via conference call. Guest speaker Brad Wicks will present "Legal Considerations for you and your family". For more information and to RSVP, call Wanda at 576-0608.
° The June meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at the Elk's Club on Carpasian Road on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:15 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Brent Tompkins.
Thursday, June 3
° The Autism Society of NL, south and central chapter parent 2 parent night will be on the third Thursday monthly from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 7 High St., second floor, at the Town Square Mall, Grand Falls-Windsor. Visit www.asnl.ca or for information, email@example.com or call 489-4190.
° Topsail United Church will hold a plant sale Friday, June 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. For further information, call Bob at 782-0388.
° A dessert party and silent auction fundraiser for The Children's Centre will take place Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterford Manor (185 Waterford Bridge Rd.) Tickets $10 per person. The Children's Centre is accepting program registration. Visit www.thechildrenscentre.com for details.
° The non-profit youth group, Junior Forest Wardens, will hold its 15th annual Tree Sale Day on Saturday June 5, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the JFW Provincial Headquarters Building and Nursery located at 204 Brookfield Rd. in St. John's. A wide assortment of trees and shrubs chosen for the Newfoundland environment will be available with prices starting at $5. Help support the environment and the programming activities of the JFW by buying a tree.
° St. Andrew's Church on Queen's Road in St. John's will hold a garage sale in the church hall Saturday, June 5 starting at 10 a.m. Stalls will include linens, clothing, kitchenware, books, toys, white elephant, accessories/jewelry and electrical.
° A giant SPCA flea market will be held Saturday, June 5 at St. Mary's Church Auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue.
° Join the 10th East Coast Trail Tely Hike fundraiser Sunday, June 6 on International Trails Day. The dramatic and beautiful Red Cliff Path will be celebrated. Registration will begin 8 a.m. in the Justina Centre in Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove. For further details, visit www.eastcoasttrail.com or call Steve at 738-4453.
° The Whitbourne Lions Club hosts its monthly afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on the first Sunday of each month and this month's open mic will be held on June 6 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.
° 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.
° A summer labyrinth spiritual walking meditation, Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to noon or 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Contact Donna Burt at 364-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
° 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.
° The Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Sole Walk for Heart will take place in Bowering Park Sunday, June 13 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 753-8521 or visit www.heartandstroke.ca.
° Have you ever thought about fostering? There is a provincial shortage of foster homes. Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? Call the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association for more info: 754-0213, 877-754-0218 (toll free) or e-mail: email@example.com.
° Any recyclables brought to Ever Green Recycling tagged with "For the Love of Learning" will have the proceeds go directly to support the youth non-profits's programs. Call 722-8848 for more information.
° Wesley Male Choir have released a new CD entitled "20 Years Later" to celebrate its 20 years of Gospel service to various churches and organizations in St. John's and surrounding areas and as far away as Corner Brook. To obtain a copy of the CD for $15, call Wesley Church Office at 579-3682, Don Waye at 579-0671, Bill Brake at 726-6963 or any member of the choir.
° Heavenly Creatures, local animal charity, will conduct a spring appeal. Earn Angel Wings and join our Guardian Angel Program. For more information, visit www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.
° The Family Life Bureau offers counselling services for individuals, couples and families upon request. For more information, call Sister Loretta Walsh or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For a listing of all other programs, visit www.stjohnsarchdiocese.ca/flb.
° Register your children in Canadian Parents for French sponsored themed summer camps focused on sports, crafts, science, space, and mystery. Full and half day camps located at the Centre des Grand Vents, Ridge Road from June 28-August 27. Register at Mun's Lifelong Learning Department. Call 737-7979 or visit www.mun.ca.
° 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
° To register for the 17th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a site co-ordinator or participant, visit shorelinecleanup.ca or call 1-877-427-2422.