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Running the Goat Books and Broadsides celebrates the release of Andy Jones’s newest book “Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves,” a Jack tale featuring illustrations by Darka Erdelji on Nov. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The LSPU Hall (Second Space), Victoria Street, St. John’s. Andy will read; there will be tunes by Sandy Morris and Allan Ricketts, light refreshments and a cash bar. — Telegram file photo

Today, November 1

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) will be honoring exceptional women in business at the 15th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This annual awards gala will recognize women from across the province in the categories of Start-up, Innovation, Community Impact, Visionary, Youth and Entrepreneurial Excellence. The gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s.

Saturday, November 3

St. James UCW will hold a sale and morning coffee on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Church Auditorium, 330 Elizabeth Ave. from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets $5 available at the door.

Join us at the SPCA fall fair on Saturday, Nov 3. at St. Mary’s Church on Craigmillar Avenue. Admission is $2 and doors open at 10 a.m. There is a soup and chili luncheon, crafts, baked goods, books, collectables and Christmas items galore. Santa will make a special visit at 1 p.m., so bring the children down to get their wish list in early. All proceeds support the SPCA St. John’s.

Sunday, November 4

First annual CCA Youth Achieve Run for Literacy in St. John’s on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. The run will take place at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Rd. Funds raised from this event will be used to provide literacy tutoring to youth ages 12-16 that are still in school but are in need of intensive support in literacy in order to graduate. For further information on registration, pledge sheets, sponsorship or donations contact Margie Howell, Community Centre Alliance at 753-5670.

 Monday, November 5

“Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” — A book study, with Carmel Doyle and Tim Turner, starting Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please register by Monday, Nov. 5 by calling The Lantern at 753-8760, or by email

 Tuesday, November 6

The November meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Elks Club on Carpasian Road. Speaker is Dr. Michelle Ploughman. Topic is exercise and prostate cancer, evidence for improved health and longevity.

Wednesday, November 7

St. Augustine’s Anglican Church will be holding its annual fall fair luncheon on Nov 7. The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 person. Come early as there will be stalls selling crafts, baked goods and knitted goods. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact April any morning at 753-1931.

Thursday, November 8

Wesley United Church will be holding a Jiggs dinner luncheon with moose at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, social to follow. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by calling Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the Church office at 579-3682.

General Listings

Today, November 1

• Family Life Bureau — Anger Management for Women (six weeks). Facilitator is Lito Libres, M.A. (Coun. Psych). Begins on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 12-2 p.m. For more information or to register visit for on line registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email,

• Storyteller Marta Singh will be at the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. to tell folk and fairy tales with a Halloween twist. Open to all.

• The NL Thrombosis, Blood and Immune Disorders Education and Research Project invites the public to attend an event called “The Platelet: Friend or Foe” on Nov. 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the GEO Centre in St. John’s. The event will be of interest to anyone living with a platelet disorder, cancer or taking anti-platelet agents such as Aspirin or Plavix, their family and friends. The event will also be of interest to physicians, nurses, lab technologists, students and anyone interested in medical science.

• Service of Remembrance and Celebration for children who have died through peri-natal loss at St. Teresa’s church on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Rev. Jacintha Penney, manager, Pastoral Care and Ethics, HSC will preside and preach at this citywide ecumenical service for peri-natal loss (miscarriages, stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies, etc.) This service is for men and women who have experienced this loss as a parent, grandparent, family member or friend.

Saturday,  November 3

• St. John the Evangelist Church Topsail will be holding a flea market in the church hall on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee is 25 cents. For further information contact Bruce at 834-2837.

• St. Mark’s Church is having its fall fair this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join St. Mark’s for some great shopping and morning coffee. There will be a wide variety of items on sale. The baked goods are highly sought after and usually sell out very quickly. It is a great time to bring a friend for morning coffee as you sample some of the finest baking in the east end. The Kidz Café will feature ice cream sundaes and face painting. By supporting the fall fair you are supporting the work, ministry and outreach of St. Mark’s, from which we all benefit. Come and help make our day a great success. St. Mark’s Church is located at 203 Logy Bay Rd.

• St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear will be holding a used book sale at T.C. Square, Carbonear on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Great deals on your favourite books.                                                                                                                                                                                                 • St. Peter’s Parish, Upper Gullies will be holding its annual fall fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. with morning coffee. A variety of items for sale: preserves, baked goods, sewing and knitted goods, christmas items and a silent auction. Dinner at 6 p.m. consisting of cold turkey and buffet of salads and dessert, followed by a card game. For tickets call the church office at 744-2648.

• The 3rd annual True Crafters’ Fair will be held at Gower St. United Church (Gower Street entrance) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a variety of handmade items, crafts, jewellery, photography by crafters and exhibitors from St. John’s and area. Admission $1. Lunch items available.

• The Colony of Avalon Foundation cordially invites one and all to a Christmas open house. Colony of Avalon gift shop and 17th-century kitchen in Ferryland on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. pm daily. Free admission.

• The church of St. Stephen the Martyr will be hosting a gospel concert featuring Gospel South Division Band Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., in the Victory Christian Centre 10 Pearl Place. A free will offering will be received during the concert. Everyone is welcome.


Sunday,  November 4

• Fine Art — Crafters Christmas sale on Nov. 4 from 12-5 p.m. at the Firemen’s Recreation Centre, Water Street in Brigus. Admission is free and if you bring in a non-perishable food item for the food bank, your name will be entered to win one of several great prizes.

• The annual general meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held at St. David’s Church Hall Elizabeth Avenue at 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. There will be an election of officers followed by a party to celebrate 50 years as a society. All members and interested gardeners welcome.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Nov. 4 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.

• Festival of Remembrance V Concert — Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., at the Elim Pentecostal Church Kenmount Road. A community celebration of music, stories and readings. A tribute to the service and sacrifice of our heroes. The special themes this year include the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Featured performers include Shelley Neville, Peter Halley, The CLB Regimental Band, The City of St. John’s Pipe Band, the St. John’s Choir and many others. Tickets $10 adult/$5 child available at the door or select Marie’s Mini Mart.  

• “The Edible Garden” at MUN Botanical Garden continues until Nov. 4.

Thursday, November 8

• Bollywood Jig A Cross Cultural Dance Community on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence 135 MacDonald Dr., 745-7145 Bollywood Jig will join us to perform and celebrate the colour of multiculturalism.


 • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) workshop on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. Presenter: Phyllis Reardon, M.ED. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. To register contact Phyllis at

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-hour weekend course for new and returning students. Friday evening and all day Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10 at The Lantern in St. John’s. A set of 20 gentle, easy moves that promote greater vitality and health body/mind/spirit. For all ages. Can also be done seated. Please pre-register by the Thursday before. For further details please contact  Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or or visit

 • Are you a serving or retired member of a uniformed service? If you are, you’re invited to the fourth annual Uniformed Services Dinner. This year’s event is hosted by the Conception Bay South Fire Department. The Uniformed Services Dinner was created to bring both serving and retired members of all uniformed services together, in a relaxed and cordial dinner environment. This includes military, police, peace and enforcement officers, fire departments, correctional officers and all other branches of the uniformed services. The dinner is being held Friday, Nov. 9 at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50, 60 Legion Rd., Kelligrews. Tickets are $45 per person. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. For tickets contact Capt. John Heffernan the Conception Bay South Fire Department at 834-6540 or 682-3000.

• Holy Trinity Parish, Torbay Fall Fair from Nov. 10-12. Nov. 10 — chicken breast dinner, eat-in or takeout. Cost $12. Tickets are pre-sold by calling the parish office at 437-6628 before Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 — local entertainment, dessert, coffee and tea, draws from 2-4 p.m. and bingo at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 — card game at 8 p.m. All events to be held at Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Torbay.

• “Fish Nests” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Nov. 10-25 (excluding Nov. 11). Fish make nests? It’s spawning season at the Fluvarium. Join us to discover how a trout builds a nest and find out how important the riffle area is to the trout. You may even be lucky enough to see a female brown trout making a nest for her eggs.

• St. Michael and All Angels’ Parish is holding its annual fall sale with usual stalls on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Craigmillar Avenue Sale opens at 9:30 a.m. morning coffee at 10 a.m. ($5), turkey, ham and salads buffet supper at 5 p.m. ($15) cards at 7 p.m. ($2). For takeouts ($10) call 722-4511 or 368-2844.

• The Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail will be holding its annual fall fair in the church hall on 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail, C.B.S. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 starting at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $1. A full day of events include the following: sale of goods — doors open at 9:30 a.m. Morning coffee including breads, muffins and tea buns —  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Cost $5. Luncheon including, soup, sandwiches and dessert — 12-2 p.m. — Cost $7. Supper — a three course salmon dinner  6-7 p.m. Cost is $15. For further information contact John 834-1469.

• Craft sale on Remembrance Day Saturday, Nov. 10 from 12-4 p.m. at St. James Church Hall on Bond Street in Carbonear. There will be more than 50 tables of assorted crafts. Lunch will be served.

• All Saints Parish, C.B.S. is holding a fall fair on Nov. 12. Doors open at 10 a.m. with morning coffee, noon — lunch will be soup/sandwiches and moose burgers, 5:30 p.m. — chicken breast dinner and live auction. Tickets are $15. Book your tickets ASAP. Call 834-4501. Vote for our clergy to Kiss the Pig contest, for $5 you can cast your ballot for the clergy of your choice, ballots available at parish office until Nov. 9. and will also be available at fall fair on Nov. 12. Clergy with most votes will have the privilege to kiss a live pig at the fall fair dinner. For more information, please call Parish Office 834-4501.

• La Leche League Canada — St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group meeting on the The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). For more information call Jane at 722-5815 or Jan at 739-9368.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

• Fall Labyrinth — “A Walking Meditation,” with Donna Burt, Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., on Nov. 13 or 14, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email information@ to register.

• St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear will be holding a takeout turkey tea at the Parish Hall on Bond Street in Carbonear on Nov. 14. Pickup — 10:30 a.m. – noon. Delivery — before noon. Cost is $8 per plate. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Wendy at 596-3926.

• The Men’s Service Club at George Street United Church will be having their annual Roast Beef Dinner in the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Takeouts available at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20. To reserve tickets, please call the church office at 726-8775.

  • As part of St. Pius X Parish 50th Anniversary celebrations, there will be a special Memorial Service to honour and remember all deceased parishioners since 1962. This will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., in St. Pius X Church. A list of deceased parishioners is posted on the bulletin board in the Church and Chapel entrances as well as the Parish website Any questions please contact the Parish Office — 754-0170 or email All are invited to attend this tribute to our past parishioners and your relatives and friends. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

• The next Wessex Society Lecture will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. The speaker will be Lieut.-Colonel Alex Brennan, who will speak on the topic The Newfoundland Regiment in the War of 1812. All are welcome.

 • SAEN will hold its 18th annual Gunter Behr Award/Moose Stew Supper (beef stew available) on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the St. Teresa’s Parish Hall on 120 Mundy Pond Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m., supper is served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the office (722-9300), by email at or from any SAEN Board member. There will be raffles and a silent auction.

• True stories of santa visits with Author Bruce Templeton, author of “The Man in the Red Suit” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., 745-7145, Meet the man who knew and worked with Santa Claus for more than 30 years.

• Are the stories of the Bible fact or fable? You decide — proof provided on Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot St. All welcome to attend. For additional details check out

• During the weekend of Nov. 16-18 the Singing Legionnaires will be giving a workshop and several performances in Trepassey for those interested in listening to and learning about choral singing. Come join us as we sing old war songs, old-time gospel songs and some of the great tunes of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Don’t miss the chance to work with conductor Bill Green, pianist Clyde Johnston and the Singing Legionnaires. The weekend will begin with a meet and greet on Friday evening at 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., a concert at 8 p.m. and a dance at 9 p.m. The weekend will end with a performance at the Seniors Home at 10 a.m. and Mass at Holy Redeemer at 11:30 a.m. For more information please contact either Jim Healey at 690-8663 or Josephine Waddleton at 428-2273.                           

• George Street United Church will hold its afternoon tea and variety sale on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Variety sale in the gym, main floor and at 2:30 p.m, a tea and silent auction in the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre. Tickets are $6 and available from Ruby 745-4807, Ruth 722-4961, or the church office at 726-8775.

• Topsail United Church will be holding an Anniversary Banquet on Nov. 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kelligrews at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $20 single. To reserve please call the church office at 834-4567, Eileen Green 834-7435 or Bob Bennett 782-0388.

• On Sunday Nov. 18, Topsail United Church anniversary service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Guest clergy will be Rev. Ralph Taylor, Their Honours Lieutenant-Governor John Crosbie and Mrs. Jane Crosbie will be in attendance. Come join us as we celebrate 175 years in the life of our church.


• Since 1997 The Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is a non-profit Social Planning Agency has been helping citizens with their applications for Income Support (Social Assistance), with completing appeals, that is, if they are dissatisfied with a decision of Government, and we also assist citizens in navigating through all the various Income Support Programs. Need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals? Call the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.

• Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design — Craft & Art Classes. Acrylic painting, knitting and colour classes all starting soon. For more information on classes offered visit

• 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 for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director, at 579-0168 or email

• Technology Classes at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Come learn the basics and connect with tech. For inquires and registration, call 737-3950. All classes are free.

• Torbay New Horizons computer classes are offered free to male and female seniors/50 plus. Classes taught on a one on one basis, at your own pace. To register for fall and winter classes please call Mary at 437-6314 to register and for further information. Classes take place at the Kinsmen Community Centre, Bauline Line, Torbay.

• Resource Centre for the Arts is sharing the exciting details of our 2012-13 season, which will bring something borrowed, something new, and some old hands to banish the winter blues. Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know what’s on at The Hall: Buy tickets or call 753-4531 ext. 200.

• Historical walking tour — Where once they stood. Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Meet at the Sheraton Hotel. For more information call 364-6845 or visit

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. is seeking individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador, interested in helping others reach their full literacy potential by becoming a tutor. Training provided. If you or someone you know is in need of a tutor please call. All services are free. For more information call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email

• Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club Re/Max Centre. Please call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to reserve your table.

 • Nurturing Nature in Programs and Play — fall workshop series at MUN Botanical Garden. For more information, or to register, please visit the Botanical Garden’s website: Special discounts are available for full-time students, including MUN, and CNA, and for members of AECENL (Association of Early Childhood Educators, Newfoundland and Labrador). MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information on Botanical Garden events and programs, please contact or telephone 864-8590.

•  Eastern Health reminds the public that it is seeking volunteer leaders to help facilitate Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops, which are offered as part of both Eastern Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy and the provincial government’s Policy Framework for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management — Improving Health Together. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops are offered through the Home and Community Care Program free of charge once a week for six weeks. To register to become a self-management lay leader,or sign up for a self-management workshop in your area please call 752-3946 or toll free 1-866-880-8998. For further information on workshop and training schedules please visit Eastern Health’s website at

• Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, is conducting a fall appeal in St. John’s. Help save pets — join our Guardian Angel Program. Seeking foster homes for cats and dogs. Accepting donations of pet food, leashes, collars, pet dishes, kennels and cat climbers. For more information visit or call 739-0077.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, Church Auditorium

Geographic location: Mary, Craigmillar Avenue

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