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For the second year, the 2nd Canadian Army Veterans Beaumont Hamel Motorcycle Unit has teamed with the Health Care Foundation to conduct the Support our Troops — Reaching out to Veterans Ride on Sept. 22. This ride is in support of the creation of the Jim Shields Memorial Garden at the Caribou Veterans Pavilion. Fee is $25/motorcycle. Online registration is available at or 777-5901. Event day registration is 9-10 a.m. at the Canadian Forces Station St. John’s drill hall parking lot. Opening ceremonies 10 a.m. Closing ceremonies 3 p.m. at the Caribou Pavilion.
— Telegram file photo

Today, Sept. 20

Free information session offered by the Independent Living Resource Centre. Learn about the Registered Disability Savings Plan at the Grand Bank Municipal Centre at 56 Main St., Grand Bank on Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. Please call to confirm your attendance and let us know if you require alternate formats or disability related supports. Contact Amanda at ILRC at 722-4031, TTY: 722-7998 Toll free: 1-866-722-4031 or email or

Friday, Sept. 21

Youth open mike and art show for ages 13-19, takes place from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at the youth room, Reid Community Centre. Have you got a story or a joke to tell or a poem to read? Do you play an instrument or sing? Have you got artwork to display? If so, this is your chance to shine. Youth ages 13-19 are welcome to take the stage. Hosted by Darryl Hopkins of Japan Batteries. For more info contact the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl at 765-9383 or email

Saturday, Sept. 22

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Avalon Chapter will hold its annual fall flea market on Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley United Church Hall, 101 Patrick St. Stop by and search for treasures while helping to support the local programs and services of MADD Avalon Chapter.

 Sunday, Sept. 23

Shorebird watching at Spaniards Bay on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The tide should be high at about 1 p.m. Meet at Spaniards Bay at 9 a.m. We will then have several hours to look for shorebirds as the incoming tide pushes them closer.

Monday, Sept. 24

In collaboration with the City of St. John’s, Metrobus and the Canada Council for the Arts, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) will once again bring poetry to the people through Metroverse — a project which puts the work of 16 Newfoundland and Labrador poets on buses in and around the city of St. John’s. The Metroverse project will be launched Monday, Sept. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John’s City Hall. The launch will include a public reception, poetry readings and a Metrobus featuring all 16 poems.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers welcomes new people to join our fall meeting and fellowship time for the 2012/13 year on Sept. 25 at Corpus Christi Hall, 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. A great way to share and learn with friends who enjoy any type of needlework.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

The Outreach Team at George Street United Church will be having a flipper dinner in the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Take-outs available at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20. To reserve tickets call the church office at 726-8775.

Thursday, Sept. 27

The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 in room 2J619, (near pastoral care) at The Health Sciences Centre. All parents dealing with the death of a child at any age are welcome to attend.

General Listings

Today, September 20

• Family Life Bureau Anger Management for Men runs for six weeks Facilitator is Lito Libres, M.A. (Coun. Psych.). Starting Thursday, Sept. 20 from 12-2 p.m. To register go to our website for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh at 579-0168 or email

• Café Scientifique on Sept. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Johnson Geo Centre. Join professional ergonomists and researchers in an informative discussion on “How to Implement a Team Approach to Participatory Ergonomics.” Event sponsored by the SafetyNet Centre for OHS Research at Memorial University and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Phone 864-7247 for more information.

• Canada World Youth (CWY) is a volunteer sending organization. CWY is organizing an event, CWY Talks in St. John’s, on Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial University of Newfoundland in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Irwin’s Road (off Prince Phillip Drive). The events will be a space for CWY Alumni, volunteers and partners of Newfoundland to reconnect with CWY and meet each other. It will also be an opportunity to encourage youth from Newfoundland to take part in our programs. We bring in Alumni of the program to come speak about their experience and we invite the curious to come and discover our programs. This event should be informal and invite people to dialogue.

• Douglas Ballam will present some ideas to increase and stabilize funding for Environmental Non Government Organizations (ENGOs) in N.L. in room SN2067 in the Science Building at Memorial University on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 p.m. Nature Newfoundland and Labrador invites all interested persons to attend.

• The Meniere’s/Tinnitus Resource Group of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) will be holding a round table meeting at the CHHA-NL, Dr. Norah Browne Centre, 1081 Topsail Rd., on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call Irene at 753-3224 for more information.

• Storytelling Café takes place on Thursday, Sept. 20  at Admiralty House Museum from 7:30-9:00 p.m. You never outgrow your love of a good story. Join the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl as we host some fabulous storytellers for an evening of tales of myths, adventures or goofing around. We welcome new tellers, so feel free to bring a story of your own.

Friday, September 21

• The St. John’s Retired Citizens Club at 10 Bennett Ave. is offering an exercise program with a professional trainer.  Sessions are at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21. Cost is $5 per session. For more information please call Geraldine at 722-6538. Program started on Sept. 14th and will run every Friday for seven weeks.

• Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association 22nd annual general meeting on Sept.21 and Convention on Sept. 22/23 at the Hotel Gander. For online registration, go to For more information call 754-5730 or toll free 1-800-563-4188. To reserve your hotel room, call Hotel Gander at 1-800-563-2988. Refer to NLPSPA convention at time of booking. Room rate is $106 plus taxes.

• Family Constellations Sept. 21-23 at 120 Lemarchant Rd. Developed by Bert Hellinger, German philosopher, author and psychotherapist, Family constellation work can reveal the hidden dynamics underlying symptoms and current issues in our lives. This unique perspective can lead to new insights and resolutions. During constellation people or elements are chosen to represent family members, co-workers, or abstracts like illness, symptoms, anxiety, joblessness, etc. No previous experience needed. For more information contact

Saturday, September 22

• Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on Saturday, Sept. 22. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

• A card making class will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at Mount Pearl City Hall, James Pearl room. Cards don’t have to be a lost art. Why not make your card part of the gift by creating one yourself? Elizabeth Barnes, owner and cardmaker with “Here’s My Card,” will show you how in this free class. Register by calling 765-9383 or emailing

• On Sept. 22, join a walking tour in Conception Bay North and raise money for Canadian research on neuroendocrine cancer. The 8 km coastal walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean View Church in Broad Cove and ends in the resettled community of Bradley’s Cove. Lunch will be available after the walk. If you’re coming from the St. John’s area, take Rte 70 N at Victoria, Carbonear and drive to the stately church in Broad Cove. For further information, contact or call 709-598-2870.

• Theatre Games will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1-2 p.m. in the Mount Pearl City Hall lobby. Bring your overdramatic kids to put their imagination to good use at our theatre games session with actor/improviser Drew Ennis. For more info contact the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl at 765-9383 or email

• Common Ground and St. John’s Safer Soil will host an Autumn Garden Party behind the Gathering Place on Saturday, Sept. 22. Join us at noon for a workshop on “Year Round Vertical Gardening,” a technique for growing food indoors or outdoors in vertical spaces. From 1-3 p.m. there will be a barbecue, lively music and family fun. Garden tours and information on lead safe gardening will also be provided. Just follow the signs from the north end of the Basilica parking lot. Admission is free. For more information, contact Lori Heath at 738-7542 or

• The Canadian Federation of University Women will be holding an open house for anyone interested in learning more about the organization. The guest speaker will be Kelly Fewer, manager of programs for Iris Kirby House and she will give an overview of Iris Kirby House. Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the E.B. Foran Room at City Hall.

• On Sept. 22/23, Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador will host the first annual Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families, presented by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro in 28 communities in the province. This event is one of the largest annual fundraising campaigns for Ronald McDonald House. Participants will register for pledge sheets and come together for fun, food, entertainment, giveaways and ultimately to celebrate families. The walk will be followed by a celebration of family that may include entertainment, prizes, family or children’s games and activities and, of course, food and beverages for participants. A full listing of event locations can be found by visiting

• Crafternoon for Kids will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Mount Pearl City Hall lobby. Save yourself the mess. Bring your kids to our crafternoon and let them make crafts with our supplies, and, we’ll clean up afterwards. For more info contact the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl at 765-9383 or email

Sunday, September 23

• We are excited to announce that the Multiple Myeloma March in Newfoundland will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Pearlgate Track and Field Complex. Registration is at 9 a.m. Departure for March at 10:10 a.m. Register now and make it your mission to make myeloma matter at the Multiple Myeloma March in Newfoundland.

 • On Sunday, Sept. 23 the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting the annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life in St John’s at Quidi Vidi Lake. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., and the walk will begin at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. If you need further information please call the ACNL office at 579-8656 or by email: Hope to see you there.

• St. John's Orienteering Club event on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is at the end of Groves Road, Pippy Park — turn off Thorburn Road onto Mt. Scio then onto Groves Road. Beginners welcome, maps $2. Please pre-register at to ensure sufficient maps are available. For more information call 864-8634.

• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians.

• MQP Family Fun Day on Sept. 23. There is fun and entertainment for all ages. Activities include bouncy castle, face painting, fish pond scavenger hunt and much more. Activities will run from 2-4 p.m. on MQP school field. Admission for the family fun day is a non-perishable food item. A fun bingo will start at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement. Admission for bingo is $2. In the case of rain, activities for the family fun day will take place in MQP gym. All members and friends of MQP are invited.

Monday, September 24

• Culture Days Newfoundland and Labrador province-wide media launch on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The St. John’s launch is at the Barbara Barrett Basement Theatre at the Arts and Culture Centre. The Corner Brook launch is at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. The Happy Valley-Goose Bay launch is at Happy Valley-Goose Bay Town Hall (10 a.m. ADT). The event features free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes” — and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers at work in their community.

• The aging population will be the focus of renowned keynote speakers, researchers, health-care professionals and community representatives at a conference in Corner Brook. On Sept. 24, a research conference titled “Aging Research in Newfoundland and Labrador: Achievements and Prospects,” will feature several internationally recognized experts. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Pepsi Centre with keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and posters describing aging research, followed by a banquet. On Sept. 25, a symposium to discuss a provincial centre on aging will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register visit or contact Dr. Carla Wells (, conference chair, for registration details.

• Easter Seals NL is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of their various programs for children and youth with disabilities. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist with sledge hockey, art therapy, wheelchair basketball, swimming and disability awareness presentations. Other opportunities also exist. A volunteer orientation session will take place on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Easter Seals House, 206 Mt. Scio Rd. For more information or to register for this session please contact Eileen at or 754-1399.

• Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association (NL) conducts its monthly meetings on the last Monday of each month. The next monthly meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, St. John’s Branch #1, Blackmarsh Rd. New members welcome — for more information, please call 368-4273.

 • St. Philip’s ACW monthly card game will be held on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Grocery hamper prizes, door prize and ticket draws. Lunch will be served. Cost $5.

Tuesday, September 25

• The A/B E.P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday Sept. 25 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Rd. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. meeting will follow. Sir Knights are reminded to bring their 3rd Degree card and their 4th Degree card to the meeting.

• Family Life Bureau Special Events for Fall 2012 — Self-Empowerment Women’s Group. Facilitator Lito Libres begins Sept. 25. Mindfulness, facilitator Andrew Safer begins Sept. 26. Separation and Divorce, facilitator Denise Sargeant, begins Sept. 26. Power of Positive Parenting, facilitator Denise Sargeant begins Sept. 27. All groups are from 7-9:30 p.m. To register for any of the above groups: go to our website for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director, at 579-0168 or email

Wednesday, September 26

• Memorial University Chaplaincy is pleased to host the Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade sale at The Landing (UC-3018), Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information please visit or


• Wesley United Church will hold a fish luncheon on Sept. 28, with sittings at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Cod, salmon, dessert and coffee or tea will be served. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the Church office at 579-3682.

• Heavenly Creatures’ fall flea market will be held at The Curling Club (aka The Re/Max Centre), 135 Mayor Ave., on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope you can come out to support our cause. All money raised goes toward the veterinary bills and supplies for the animals (of which there are over 100) in our care. We’ll be at The Curling Club (upper level) the day before the flea market on Friday, Sept. 28, from 12-8 p.m. for the donation drop-off. If you have furniture or other items that you need picked up, please let us know. Call 739-0077 or email

• The annual Burry Heights food, fun and fellowship day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Burry Heights United Church Camp and Retreat Centre just off the Trans-Canada Highway on the Salmonier Line. Soup, hot dogs and dessert will be served at lunchtime, and a hot pork loin supper for the evening meal. Other attractions will consist of a sale table of crafts, baked goods and preserves etc., and a silent auction. The evening will wind up with entertainment in the form of a fun-filled variety show.

• Turks Gut heritage house seniors giant flea market at Marysvale RC Church property — rain or shine on Sept. 29-30 from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Canadian Cancer Society Telethon and Turks Gut Heritage House Seniors. For further information contact Cecilia at 528-9825.

• The Pouch Cove Library Board and Pouch Cove Heritage Committee invite all local residents and the public to attend a free culture days event on Sept. 29 from 1-5 p.m. in Pouch Cove. For more information visit

• Persons interested in donating to development and peace for West Africa Relief can have their funding topped up 50 per cent between now and Sept. 30. Cheques or money orders can be sent to Development and Peace, 1425 Boul. Rene-Levesque Quest, 3rd floor, Montreal, Que., H3G IT7.

• The 24th Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race and free family fun day on Sept. 30 from 12-4 p.m. at the Herder Bridge, Rennie’s River. Live music including Newfoundland’s own Ashelin. Free entertainment, test your skills with RBC’s hockey shootout, get your face painted, adopt a bug or jump inside Sparky the bouncy castle. In the meantime, you just might win a trip for two to New York City, an iPad 3 or a Kobo Vox as rubber ducks race down the river; a spectacle in itself. Proceeds help fund the Quidi Vidi Rennie’s River Development Foundation’s projects and initiatives. Contact Trina at 722-DUCK or for more information.

• K of C Thanksgiving raffle on Sept. 30 from  2-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Ave. Free parking.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Community Arts Program to support projects by community-based, non-profit arts organizations and groups. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 1 (projects must start on/after Dec. 1). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale St., 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only),,

• Pippy Park (Brook Trout) walk on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. meet at Three Pond Barrens. All who want to see Brook Trout and have a great fall walk with John Gibson. Sponsored by Nature NL.

• Topsail United Church Annual Harvest Festival Celebrations begin on Saturday Oct. 6 with Thanksgiving Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Usual good menu. Cost is $7 Adults, $3 Children. On Monday, Oct. 8 annual Fall Sale from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. of baked goods, preserves, crafts with a soup luncheon dessert, tea or coffee, Luncheon cost is $7. Tickets for the luncheon available at the door. Annual Jiggs’ dinners from 4:30-6 p.m. To reserve your tickets for the Jiggs’ dinners call 834-4567.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Oct. 7 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 at the open mike or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old-country beat.

• A social is planned for former residents of Tack’s Beach, Placentia Bay on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the SUF Hall, Topsail. For further information contact Vera at 895-6429.

• The House of Diamonds Art Centre has partnered with the Autism Society of NL to proudly present its second annual October is Autism Awareness Month. October 1-14 is “A Visual World” Oct. 17-30 is “In-Vested in Autism.” To submit artwork or for more information regarding the exhibit call 533-1168 or email

• The Parish of the Good Shepherd will present a dinner and cabaret Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Mount Pearl Reid Community Centre, featuring comedian Amy House. Tickets are $50. Call Kathy at 364-9077, Wanda at 745-3471, Donna at 364-6673 or the church at 747-1022.

• St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation is having its fourth Emerald auction and dinner on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Holiday Inn St. John’s. This evening of friendship, fun, laughter and fundraising is in support of the residents of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. There will be live and silent auctions, raffles and a three-course meal with wine. Tickets are $75 each (tax-in) with tax receipt available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets call Jim at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home 752-8745 or email

 • Topsail United Church annual giant auction will be held on Thursday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Numerous items to bid on. All are welcome. To view a preliminary list of auction items please visit the church web page at

• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Room 2J619, (near pastoral care) at the Health Sciences Centre. All parents dealing with the death of a child at any age are welcome to attend.

• The second annual Canadian Cancer Society-Eastlink Telethon will broadcast live on Eastlink TV Dec. 2 from 1-7 p.m. This telethon will raise funds to support the increased demand for our support programs and services, including items free-of-charge practical support items, emotional support groups, cancer information, and our largest support program, Daffodil Place. We are looking for community groups, service groups, church groups, and individuals to host a fundraiser in their community for the telethon. Your group can be pre-recorded or appear live at the telethon to present your contribution. For more information, contact Donna Gear, Revenue Development Coordinator at 1-888-753-6520 extension 231 or visit

Organizations: IndependentLiving Resource Centre, Grand Bank Municipal Centre, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Association for the Arts Wesley United Church Hall Canada Council for the Arts Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador WANL George Street United Church The Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: Grand Bank, Spaniards Bay, Japan Mount Pearl Newfoundland and Labrador

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