Today, October 18
“A Brush of Hope Campaign:” celebs paint for Kidney Foundation of Canada fundraiser inaugural “A Brush of Hope” exhibit to be hosted at Rocket Bakery. Thursday, Oct. 18 will be the kickoff to the “A Brush of Hope Campaign” and the first “A Brush of Hope” art exhibit in Newfoundland and Labrador. The exhibit will take place from 12-6 p.m. in the Rocket Room located at the Rocket Bakery on Water Street and the campaign will run until Oct. 28.
Friday, October 19
Gospel concert, sponsored by the Glenbrook Lodge Ladies’ Auxiliary, at the Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road, on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Wesley Male Choir, NewFound Sound, and other groups and vocalists. Tickets available from the SA Bookstore on Adams Avenue, or by calling 752-8874.
Saturday, October 20
Topsail United Church annual fall flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 21
The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on Oct. 21 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.
Monday, October 22
Public talk by canadian architect hosted by NL Association of Architects on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. a the Resource Centre for the Arts, LSPU Hall. Free parking behind Bluedrop Building on Prescott Street. Free admission, All are welcome, reception to follow. Guest Speaker is Bruce Kuwabara.
Tuesday, October 23
St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail, ACW will be holding a card game with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. It will take place in the church hall on Rectory Road in Topsail on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Lunch is provided and the cost is $5. For more information contact Betty at 834-4736.
Wednesday, October 24
The Newfoundland and Labrador Economy and the Environment Forum, NewLeef, is where the economy and the environment intersect. NEIA’s conference brings together experts in the field of the green economy, and those who are working within the environmental sector, to assess the projected growth opportunities against capacity and barriers in our province. NewLeef 2012 will take place on Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register online today at www.newleef.ca.
Thursday, October 25
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 www.tosailunitedchurch.nf.net.
Today, October 18
• The second annual Sumptuous Sicilian on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr. Marsala and Moscato are just a few wines Italy is known for. Join us for this wine-themed evening with gastronomic delights by Chef Steph. Visit the website at www.kennyspondresidence.com. For more information call 745-7145.
• St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation is having its fourth Emerald Auction and Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the 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 email@example.com.
• Alien Ant Invasions: the origin and impact of the stinging European Fire Ant in Newfoundland. A presentation by Barry Hicks in room SN2067 in the Science Building at Memorial University on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to the public presentations of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.
Friday, October 19
• “Just Get Out.” A workshop for anyone who needs inspiration for how to get young people engaged and excited about the outdoors. The workshop is Oct. 26/27 at the The Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre. Hosted by the NL Environmental Educators (NLEE) & Friends of the Brother Brennan Centre with funding support from the Wellness Coalition — Avalon East. Registration due by Oct. 19, early bird rate available for registration by October 12. To register or receive further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Denise Hennebury at 754-3474.
• Fourth annual World Food Day movie and meal on Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Gower Street United Church. Cost is $15 or pay what you can. Enjoy a three-course meal made of local ingredients showcasing fish, vegetables and fruit of Newfoundland and Labrador. Following the meal guests will experience the movie “End of the Line,” an eye-opening documentary looking at the impact of overfishing on oceans. Proceeds from the event will support community-based food security projects. To reserve seats call 237-4026. Vegan/gluten-free options available.
• Seminar on Practical Compassion and Mindfulness from Oct. 19-21 at the Conference Room, Pastoral Centre, Basilica. To register contact Andrew Safer at email@example.com or phone 722-2716. For more information: http://www.mindfulnessawareness.ca/news/.
• The Arthritis Society is seeking volunteers for arthritis-self management program training. Sign up for the three-day training program from Oct. 19–21 in Gander. Training is free and expenses are covered by The Arthritis Society. If you would like to get involved and make a positive difference in someone’s life contact: Judi Burgess at 1-800-321-1433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.arthritis.ca for more information.
Saturday, October 20
• The Vestry of St John the Evangelist Church in Coley’s Point is having a breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 20 at St. John The Evangelist Church Hall from 8-11 a.m. Some items on the menu are baked beans,scrambled eggs, bologna, toutons and more. Hope to see you all there. For more info call Roland at 786-9394, Maxine at 786-6342, or Gary at 786-0555.
• A Holistic Approach to Menopause at the Spa at the Monastery on Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $245. To register contact Phyllis at email@example.com or Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by Oct. 15 to secure your spot. Space is limited.
• The third annual fall fair sponsored by Heritage Collegiate Cheerleaders on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Collegiate in Lethbridge. A very unique shopping experience. Admission is $2 per person. Children under 12 years of age are free.
• On Saturday, Oct. 20, St. John’s Safer Soil and Seed to Spoon will host a free public workshop on “Putting Your Garden to Bed for Winter.” It will take place at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, at the Lions’ Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue, at 11 a.m. Workshop topics include soil preparation, season extension, planting trees and shrubs, cold weather crops and will include important information on lead safe yard planning and landscaping.
• St. Augustine’s Anglican Church will be holding their fall fair supper on Oct 20 at 5:30 p.m. Buffet style, turkey, salads, dessert and coffee or tea will be served. With a gospel concert to follow at 7 p.m. Music by South Division Country Gospel. Tickets are $12 for supper/$10 for concert and can be purchased by calling April at the parish office at 753-1931.
• Powers Court open mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more Information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.
Sunday, October 21
• Holiday Inn, St. John’s “L’Art de Deux”, an exhibition of the most recent works of local artists Pat Hayden Ryan and Virginia Stamp Houston featuring scenes of Newfoundland’s historical past and present, as well as still life and wildlife paintings on Oct. 21. Viewing from 1-8 p.m. with official opening at 2 p.m. Guest musical interlude by Craig Ryan plus a random drawing in which two lucky patrons will each receive a framed print (one by each artist). Admission free.
• The fourth annual Autism Awareness Walk, Deer Lake. Please join us and show your support on Oct. 21 for the fourth annual Autism Awareness Walk. The walk will start at 2 p.m. at Elwood Elementary. Take a step forward; support the cause, walk for Autism. For more information, contact Donna at 635-7087.
Monday, October 22
• “Halloween Howl” programs at MUN “Boo-tanical” Garden. K-6 teachers are invited to book a special Halloween program at the Botanical Garden from Oct. 22-31. Space is limited and all groups must book in advance. Please call 864-8590 for more information.
Tuesday, October 23
• Beginning Oct. 23 Women’s Empowerment Group at The St John’s Women’s Centre/Marguerites Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. Every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is a six-week closed support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. Our vision is to cover topics that help inform and support woman so they can feel empowered. Please call Natasha or Sheila at 753-0220 to register.
• The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 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.
Wednesday, October 24
• Family Life Bureau — Spiritual Book Club (six weeks) lectures series — “What happened at Vatican II.” Learn “What Happened at Vatican II” through 12 guided CD lecture series by church historian, John O’Malley, SJ. Facilitator is Sr. Mae Kierans, CSJ. Begins on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 25
• The Town of Conception Bay South invites the 50+ population to participate in a 50+ bus outing to Carbonear on Oct. 25. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Princess Sheila Seniors Club for a game of cards, darts and good company. Pick up will start at 9:45 a.m. and arrival back to Conception Bay South is estimated for 4:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided by motor coach.There is no fee for this event but participants are asked to purchase their own lunch. Pick-up locations are Conception Bay South Recreation Complex — bus leaving at 9:50 a.m. and Robert French Memorial Stadium — bus leaving at 10:10 a.m. Pre-registration is required for this event. To register for this event call 834-6534. Spaces are limited.
• On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial University Botanical Garden, Todd Boland will speak about David Austin’s english roses, an illustrated lecture. All are welcome at this meeting of the John Cabot Rose Society.
• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting 7:30-9:30 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 third annual Global Oneness Day — Join us and help spread a wave of peace throughout the world, as we celebrate the oneness of all humanity at Presentation Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr. on Oct. 25-27. To register call 754-1852.
• Family Life Bureau — Family Friday night at the movies on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This month’s movie title is, “Front of the Class.” Popcorn provided.
• You are invited to our fall exhibition and sale, Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Arts and Culture Centre Art Gallery. Opening reception on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. Open hours Saturday Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. Visit the website at www.aanl.ca.
• Harvest Moon fundraiser on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The International Women’s Day planning committee proudly presents this fun event. Come join us at The Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Rd. for a wonderful event celebrating women. Invite your mother, sister and a friend for an evening of entertainment with songs, dancing and storytelling, you will be supporting two great organizations MWONL and St. John’s Women’s Centre. A night for women to celebrate song, dance, and storytelling. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25 available at The Travel Bug Avalon Mall and Water Street locations (cash only.) For more info email email@example.com or 753-0220.
• The NL Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada will be hosting a Halloween Dance in support of The Glenn Kennell Memorial "Ride for the Breath of Life" on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue. Tickets are $10 each. Call Lorraine at 747-2951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• First United Church Women will be having their afternoon tea and sale on Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the corner of Park Ave/Churchill Avenue in Mount Pearl. Adults $5, children $1.
• Cowan Heights United Church,
141 Frecker Dr. Board of Management will be having a Jiggs dinner and variety show beginning 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Tickets are $20. and are available from Greg Stokes 364-6037 or the church office 745-2871.
• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Ave., will be holding its annual fall fair on Sat. Oct. 27 starting at 9 a.m. in the Church Auditorium. Wonderful stalls including baked goods, a Newfoundland stall, jewellery, sewn and knitted items, a Halloween Kiddies Korner and other surprises. Morning coffee, lunch and a salad buffet supper will be served. Supper is $15 — sittings at
4:45 and 6:30 p.m. Please call the Church Office at 579-0039 for information and tickets.
• The Women’s Health Clinic at Eastern Health will hold its annual Women’s Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Centre. There will be only female staff in attendance and Pap tests and breast exams will be offered. Refreshments will also be provided. Those interested are encouraged to book an appointment by calling 777-3018 or 777-7460.
• The Anglican Church of St. Philip’s will have a Halloween celebration for all ages from 1-2 p.m. with a Halloween costume walkabout with surprises en route on Oct. 27.
• 2012 SPCA Masquerade Gala, Oct. 27 at the Delta Hotel, great food great entertainment with silent auction and more. Champagne reception starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 each with a $50 tax receipt. To order tickets please call 682-7963.
• Fundraising Halloween dance on Oct. 27 at the Shriner’s Club, 530 Topsail Rd. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $12. Must be 19 years and older, lots of door prizes and best costumes prizes. To buy tickets leave a message at 579-0734 or in the evening call 728-8871. Email email@example.com. Organized by the Philippine Newfoundland Women’s Organization.
• Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce that the Harbour Haunt is now open at the Village Shopping Centre. Come visit us if you dare at 7 p.m. from Oct. 12-14, Oct. 18-21 and Oct. 25-31. For more information visit www.harbourhaunt.ca. A child-friendly matinee weekend will be hosted Oct. 27 and 28.
• Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design — Craft and art classes. Acrylic painting, knitting, and colour classes all starting soon. For more information on classes offered visit www.annatempletoncenter.com/adult-classes/.
• Family Life Bureau special events for Fall 2012 including self-empowerment women’s group, mindfulness, new anger management for men, power of positive parenting, separation and divorce. To register for any of the above groups go to our website at www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director, at 579-0168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.” To submit artwork or for more information regarding the exhibit call 533-1168 or email email@example.com.