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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. at Memorial University, room C-2045. Free parking in Lot 5 at rear of building, public welcome.
— File photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Saturday, January 12

Shakti Yoga Studio is celebrating the official unveiling of its new wall murals on Jan. 12 with an open house from 9-noon at both Torbay Road and Mount Pearl studios. There will be free yoga classes and the opportunity to enjoy many other works of art by Dominique and Lori. You can simply peruse their display at the studio or purchase a piece to bring home. Drop by between 9-noon to have a cup of tea and check out the artwork. For more information visit

 Wednesday, January 16

Coastal Sounds C.B.S. Community Choir, rehearsals will commence on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre, Upper Gullies. New members are most welcome. Please visit our website at and like our Facebook page.

 Saturday, Saturday 19

Powers Court open mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. Come along and join the great music and company. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

 Sunday, January 20

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) will resume the rod building course on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at the office boardroom. In addition, a new round of fly tying courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants will start on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at SAEN boardroom. Contact the office at 722-9300 to register.

General Listings

Today, January 10

• If you’re a woman interested in starting a business, looking for information on how to grow your business, or exploring advancing your enterprise through training opportunities, exporting and networking, join this free online information session to learn what the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) can do for you. Offered via online Webinar on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 9-10 a.m. Learn more and register at

Saturday, January 12

• Taoist Tai Chi open house on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Phone 579-5276 for more information.

Monday, January 14

• Taoist Tai Chi beginners classes start the week of Jan. 14 in St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Topsail and Holyrood. Phone 579-5276 for more information.

Tuesday, January 15

 • A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

Wednesday, January 16

• The ACFSJ offers French classes of all levels. The communication between students and teachers is facilitated by small groups. The next session will start in January 2013. Register by Jan. 16. For more information or to identify which level is for you, please contact Camilla Stoodley at education@acfsj.caor or call 689-0439.

• The A.C. Hunter Adult Public Library is proud to welcome Tara Yakkara author of “Priya’s World” on Wednesday January 16 at 7 p.m. Tara will be reading from her novel “Priya’s World.”


• Moose supper at St. John The Evangelist Church Hall on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and take-outs are available. Tickets available from all vestry members or by calling Debbie at 786-0555, Maxine at 786-6342, or Roland at 786-9394.

• The St. Andrews Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating the revered Scottish poet Robert Burns on Jan. 19 at the Pleasantville Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 on The Boulevard at 7 p.m. Come enjoy haggis, pipe music from the City of St. John’s Pipe Band, dancing with the Royal Scottish Dance Society — St. John’s Branch and of course a selection of Burn’s poems. Close out the evening with ceilidh dancing with Corryvrekan. Tickets are $50 each. Contact David at 579-6114 or for tickets.

• Kick off the new year as 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 Jan. 20 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.

• Are you a family or friend caregiver? Caregiver conversations are held the third Monday of every month. On Jan. 21, Rick Singleton will talk about advance health-care directives at the Sobeys Community Room at the Torbay Road Plaza from 7-8:30 p.m. For information or to register phone Paula at 726-2370.

• Family Life Bureau self-empowerment group course (eight weeks) starting on Jan. 22 from 7-9:30 p.m. This course will help you learn when to say yes and when to say no, to take control of your life. A simple concept that can change your life. For more information or to register visit for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email

• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Special Rosary in the chapel begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the meeting. All Brother Knights are reminded to bring their current membership card.

• There will be a card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Bring your own cards, lunch provided. Admission is $5. For more information call 895-2215.

• Family Life Bureau separation and divorce course (eight weeks). Learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Topics include facing your anger, depression and loneliness, forgiveness, moving on etc. as well as a mindfulness course (six weeks). Mindfulness practice brings us back to the here and now and helps us to not get caught up in the story lines in our head about the past and future. Courses start on Jan. 23 from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information or to register visit for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director at 579-0168 or email

• New Chow Qigong (Chee-gong) eight-week daytime and evening classes on Thursdays starting Jan. 24 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., in St. John’s. Combining western practices and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help facilitate the flow and balance of our body’s natural vital energy for greater vitality and health in body/mind/spirit. For all ages and abilities. Simply come along and register at first class. For further details please contact Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or  or visit and browse Chow Qigong menu link.

• Family Life Bureau anger management for men (six weeks). Do you have difficulty containing your anger in everyday life? Topics include: the role of anger, beliefs that fuel anger, connections:  thought/behaviour, stress reduction techniques, etc. Course starts on Jan. 24 from 12-2 p.m.  For more information or to register visit for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director at 579-0168, or email

• Family Life Bureau parenting teens course: (seven weeks). This course is designed to prepare parents for helping their children (ages 11-18) grow into the persons they were destined to become. How can we meet our children’s deepest needs? How and where do we set the boundaries? How can we pass on our values to our children? Course starts on  Jan. 24 from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information or to register visit for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director at 579-0168, or email

 • Family Life Bureau Ego and the Spiritual Path weekend workshop on Jan. 25-26. For more information or to register visit for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director at 579-0168, or email

 • Pop Up Deli on the Square — The Sheraton will host a fundraiser for Shaun Hussey and Michelle Leblanc in aid of getting our gold medal winning chef to Kelowna to participate in the Canadian Culinary Championships on Jan. 26 at the The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland Court Garden from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Price $10 per person.This will be an open event to all members of the public. First come first serve. All proceeds will be going directly to Shaun and his team.

• The 25th annual Arctic char dinner sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepherd will be held Jan. 26 at the Reid Community Centre in Mount Pearl. For the low price of $25 per ticket you can enjoy an Arctic char dinner, a silent auction and dance. Tickets will be available by calling the church office at 747-1022 or by email

• Join artist in residence Jennifer Morgan to discover the world of printing in colour on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Dr. $100 members/$130 non-members. Call or write the printshop to register. Visit

• Clarke’s Beach United Church women will hold a memorial Hymn Sing on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. You are invited to come along and share as we remember and give God thanks for the lives of those who are now with the Lord. All are welcome. Refreshments to follow in the church hall.

• “Life Goes On” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ongoing to Jan. 27. Join us to help prove that there are still lots of animals active and awake all winter long. Once we know which animals are still near the stream, we can find ways to help make the winter months a little easier for them. Please bring a clean milk carton or food grade plastic bottle per child.

• The St. John’s Women’s Centre/Marguerite’s Place welcomes you to join us for our next cafe night on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. We will be celebrating women’s right to vote in Newfoundland with the film The Untold Story. There will be having tea/coffee and treats to enjoy during the film. Please call 753-0220 to book your seat. We are located at 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. Email if you have any questions.

• The Club du Samedi offers entertaining and educational activities in French for children aged 5-14. Each Saturday morning, the Club meets between 9 and 11:45 a.m. at the Centre des Grands-Vents. Participants take part in language-based activities, crafts, music, sports and more. The next session will start on Feb. 2. The cost is $100 per child ($85 for ACFSJ members.) For more information, please call 726-4900 email us at

• T’ai Chi Chih joy thru movement eight-hour weekend course for new and returning students. Friday evening and Saturday, Feb. 8/9 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., in St. John’s. With 20 gentle, easy  moves that promote greater vitality and health in 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


• Spring Tides is an annual reading series held between March and June that showcases some of the provinces new and established writers. The series presents four to five public readings – two in

St. John’s and two to three readings elsewhere in the province – with each reading featuring two writers. WANL provides an honorarium to each reader. WANL seeks expressions of interest (EOI) from writers who would like to participate in this series during 2013. Preference will be given to writers who have a recently published book. For eligibility and submission guidelines, please contact WANL at 739-5215, or visit WANL’s website at The submission deadline is Friday, January 25. Readers will be chosen and confirmed in February 2013.

 • Are you a former tutor for a Laubach Literacy Council? Are you still interested in tutoring but would like refresher training first? For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email

• Are you wondering how to make good use of social media to promote your work or your arts-related business? Do you know what to include on your Facebook page, your twitter feed or your website to attract your customers? Let marketing consultant Seamus Heffernan show you how to make the most of your social media at this free workshop hosted by the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl. Register by emailing or calling 765-9383. For more information visit

• Historic maps of the Outer Battery, a calendar for 2013 put together by the Outer Battery Neighbourhood Association contains a colourful selection of historic maps showing what was happening at the Battery over the past four centuries. The 2013 calendar contains unique maps of handline grounds, cod trap berths, sunkers and fortifications dating from 1675 to the present. Copies are available for $10 each at Belbin’s Grocery, 85 Quidi Vidi Rd. and Blue Moon Pottery, 17 Outer Battery Rd.  

• Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is a charitable organization which is dedicated to maximizing the abilities and enhancing the lives of children and youth with physical disabilities. ESNL is currently accepting donations of children’s and young adult books to help fill the newly renovated John C. Crosbie Library. Donations can be dropped off at Easter Seals Husky House located at 206 Mount Scio Rd. For more information call 754-1399 or

• L'Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean winter session activities are available now. For more information on yoga classes visit, for French classes visit and for educational activities in French for children aged 5-14 years visit

• Presbyterian Church in Newfoundland — Over 500 delicious recipes complied from the congregations — these are the best of the best!  An excellent gift for any occasion. Only $15. Proceeds go towards youth ministry. Pick up your copy from the church office at St. Andrew’s (76 Queens Rd.) or St. David’s (98 Elizabeth Ave.).

• The Latin Mass is offered every Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Smithville Crescent (next door to St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Elizabeth Avenue) in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Latin-English translations provided. In your quest for the spiritual, discover the ancient silent regeneration of the Mass. Sponsored by Una Voce. For information visit or call 722-4842.

• Community relaxation yoga, fun cardio and strengthening classes at Church of Ascension in Mount Pearl. For more information please call Rita at 682-7671 or visit

• Wanted — females interested in forming an Aboriginal Women’s group in the St. John’s area.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jo-Ann at 769-2289.

Organizations: Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, Miller Centre The A.C. Hunter Adult Public Library

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Torbay Road, Lori St. Thomas Manuels Holyrood

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