Today, January 17
January’s Storytelling Circle hosted this month by Mary Fearon on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial. Admission is $3. Do you love a good story? Do you have one to tell? Join us each month for an evening’s entertainment. For more information visit www.storytellingstjohns.ca.
Saturday, January 19
Beagle Bottle Drive on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Mall parking lot, Topsail Road side. We accept all bottle recycling including beer bottles. For more information phone 738-7297. Visit beaglepaws.com.
Monday, January 21
The 2013 Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games are being held in St. John’s July 18-21. In preparation for the games we are seeking volunteers to help out during the weekend and to help organize the games. A meeting for interested volunteers will be taking place Monday, Jan. 21 at the Vera Perlin Society on Pennywell Road from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22
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.
Saturday, January 19
• St. Augustine’s will be holding their cold plate takeout on Jan. 19 from 12-3 p.m. If you would like to order a cold plate at only $10 a plate, please call April at 753-1931.
• 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 a ceilidh with Corryvrekan. Tickets are $50 each. Contact David at 579-6114 or email@example.com for tickets.
• 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
• 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.
Monday, January 21
• T’ai Chi Chih joy thru movement eight-week daytime and evening classes Monday thru Wednesday for new and returning students. Beginning the week of Jan. 21 at The Lantern and in Mount Pearl. With 20 gentle, easy moves that promote greater vitality and health in body/mind/spirit. For all ages. Can also be done seated. Simply come along and register at the first class. For further details please contact Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.
• 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.
Tuesday, January 22
• T’ai Chi Chih — eight week beginners courses, with Sheila Leonard, from Jan. 22 — March 12 at The Lantern 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email email@example.com to register.
• 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 www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The January meeting of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be held on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The speaker will be Greg Walsh, Provincial Archivist, Provincial Archives Division, The Rooms Corp. of N.L. Walsh will provide an update and overview of Provincial Archives’ activities, discuss several important initiatives they are currently engaged in and answer any questions from the audience. All are welcome, come and bring a friend. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, January 23
• 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 storylines 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 www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email email@example.com.
• Register for storytime programs at any of the three branches of St. John’s Public Libraries. Programs start Jan. 23 and run until March 1. For further information or to register, call 737-3953.
Thursday, January 24
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.taichichihnl.ca 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 www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email email@example.com.
• 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 www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 from writers who would like to participate in this series during 2013. Preference will be given to writers who have a recently published a book. For eligibility and submission guidelines, please contact WANL at 739-5215, or visit WANL’s website at wanl.ca. The submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 25. Readers will be chosen and confirmed in February 2013.
• Family Life Bureau Ego and the Spiritual Path weekend workshop on Jan. 25-26. For more information or to register visit www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sister Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email email@example.com.
• Pop Up Deli on the Square — The Sheraton will host a fundraiser for Shaun Hussey and Michelle Leblanc in aid of getting their 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 are available by calling the church office at 747-1022 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• On Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 1 Westerland Rd. in St John’s, as part of our celebration for the week of Christian Unity, celebrates the growth of the International Community in Newfoundland. This musical service will feature the International Gospel Choir of Newfoundland and Labrador and our own Jacob’s Passage Band. The Rt. Rev’d Cyrus Pitman of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador will offer the message. A luncheon of international foods will be served after the service. All are welcome. For further information call the church office at 753-1931.
• Join artist in residence Jennifer Morgan to discover the world of printing in colour on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Dr. $100 members/$130 non-members. Call or write the printshop to register. Online at www.stmichaelsprintshop.com.
• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians. Doors open at 1 p.m.
• 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.
• Cochrane Street United Church will be holding a dinner theatre fundraiser with Spirit of Newfoundland at the Spirit of Newfoundland Theatre, 6 Cathedral St. on Jan. 31. The show is called “Go DUET Yourself” (details of show at SpiritofNewfoundland.com). Tickets are $75 per person. A receipt for a charitable donation will be issued for a portion of the ticket price. Tickets can be ordered by contacting Elizabeth Squires at 745-1002, Jim Carscadden at 895-3959 or by contacting the church office at 722-3023. Deadline for tickets is Jan. 27.
• 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 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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
• All Saints Parish, C.B.S. is having a dinner and dance on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. We will be hosting a three-course-meal (roast chicken dinner) to be followed by an adult dance at our Parish Hall. Music by Mel Strong and the Retro Band. Tickets can be purchased at the parish office by calling 834-4501. There will be ticket draws and a door prize.
• Join St. John’s comic book artists as they celebrate Wallace Ryan’s mom’s birthday (and his birthday two days later) and pay tribute to all those moms who threw our comics out when we were kids, on Feb. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at the Anna Templeton Centre, 278 Duckworth St. Art supplies are provided and all you need to bring is some cookies or snacks to share and some of your favourite comics to share or trade.
• There will be a flea market at All Saints Parish Hall, C.B.S. on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. Table rental is $15. To rent a table, call the church office at 834-4501 or call Barb 834-4795. Soup and sandwiches and moose burgers can be purchased during the flea market. No crafts please.
• The Club du Samedi offers entertaining and educational activities in French for children ages five to 14. Each Saturday morning, the Club meets between 9-11:45 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Animal Tracks at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Feb. 2-24. Every foot print tells a story … what stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories.
• Moose supper on Feb. 2 at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, Coley’s Point at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and are available from any vestry member or by calling 786-6342.
• 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 email@example.com. or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.
• The first meeting of the newly formed St. John's Aboriginal Women’s Association will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the St. John’s Status of Women Centre, 170 Cashin Ave.
• Cowan Heights United Church Membership and Spirit Of Newfoundland are having dinner and a show: “Go DUET Yourself” with duets such as “Islands in the Stream” and “I had the Time of My Life” featuring Peter Halley, Shelly Neville and other well known artists from Newfoundland. Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the former Masonic Temple on Cathedral Street. Spirit of Newfoundland is kindly donating their time to what is our major fundraiser for the year. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. We will also be having a silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person with a $25 receipt per ticket. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 22. For tickets phone Sharon at 745-4074 or the church office at 745-2871.
• The 24th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is now open for submissions. Whether you’re a filmmaker or part of a film-related organization, we’d love for you to submit a film or help us get the word out. We accept any and all films directed, written or produced by women. Co-gender productions are also accepted. The 24th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival will take place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. The early bird deadline to submit a film is March 18 and the final deadline is May 20. Submissions will be accepted through Withoutabox or by mail. For more information visit www.womensfilmfestival.com. For a list of accepted formats and to download the required forms go to www.womensfilmfestival.com/submit.
• Alive With Yoga invites you to move your body and free your spirit with this new session of Yoga. Whether you’re beginning or experienced, the schedule provides many choices, for all ages, a.m. and p.m. classes, gentle and meditation. Kripalu Yoga, recognizes every body is different, it views postures as tools to release chronic tension, stretch and strengthen the body and increase self-awareness, postures are modified to meet individual needs. Classes taught by Judy Power, certified Kripalu Yoga and Holistic Health Educator, www.alivewithyoga.ca or 754-2425.
• Valentine’s chocolate roses fundraiser. Heavenly Creatures will be selling Hershey’s Kisses roses to raise funds for the animals in our care. Roses are just $1 each. Pre-ordered roses can be picked up from a volunteer’s home in St. John’s, or if necessary, delivery can be arranged to the purchaser if it’s in St. John’s or Mount Pearl if you order 12 roses or more. We are not able to deliver roses from the purchaser to their family or friends. Payment for delivery is COD or can be emailed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. To place your order or to find our where to purchase roses call Ashley at 576-0440/682-8487 or email email@example.com.
• The Kiwanis Annual Music Festival 2013 runs from Feb. 17-28. We desperately need volunteers for the following for the full two-week event, floor marshals, ticket sellers and ushers. Contact 579-1523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Festival Office is at 90 O’Leary Ave.
• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador is excited to announce new opportunities for children and youth with an intellectual disability. Our winter activities include an Active Start program (children 2-6), FUNdamentals (youth 7-14), soccer, cross country skiing and bowling programs. Please contact Jenn Ryan at 738-1923 or email@example.com for more details.
• Are you are former tutor for a Laubach Literacy Council? Are you still interested in tutoring but would like a refresher training first? For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• A new way of living is yours if you want it. Are you ready to make a positive change in your eating habits? If you feel that your eating may be getting out of control, there is help. Overeaters Anonymous is a group of people who want to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees. For more information call 738-1742 (1-877-738-1742) or email email@example.com.
• Bioenergetics exercise classes with Donna Burt on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ongoing weekly at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
• Fluvarium Kids Club weekend programs. Fluvarium kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass for only $35. For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email email@example.com.
• 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. Crosby Library. Donations can be dropped off at Easter Seals Husky House located at 206 Mount Scio Rd. For more information call 754-1399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.