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On Thursday, Feb. 14 people in the St. John’s area will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of Valentine’s Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising — St. John’s, goes ahead at the Knights of Columbus Hall,
St. Clare Avenue, from 4-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14.  Everyone is welcome, admission is free, the building is wheelchair accessible. Two visual language interpreters will be there for the night — as well. For more information, visit Facebook: One Billion Rising — St. John’s. We are looking for volunteers. If you would like to be one please email: asedlickas@nape.nf.ca or call 728-2168. — Submitted screenshot

Today, February 7

Coffee and Culture: Film: Betty Goodwin: Heart & Soul at The Rooms on Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. This documentary considers the life and work of Goodwin, one of Canada’s most fascinating contemporary artists and takes viewers on a unique journey into the life of this very private woman, exploring her work and inspiration.

 Friday, February 8

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 sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.

 Saturday, February 9

Goods bingo fundraiser on Feb. 9 at the K of C Hall, St. Clare Avenue. $10 admission. Special jackpot game and extra bingo cards available. Great prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m. and games start at 8 p.m. Family friendly event. Proceeds in aid of MQP Scouting Delegation to Canada Jamboree 2013.

 Sunday, February 10

On Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Gower St. United Church, the Gower Youth Band and Organist, Carl Goulding, “Raise the Roof” for the organ fund. This concert will feature Gower Organist R. Carl Goulding both in solo performance and in exciting works with the band, including the premiere performance of a commissioned work for this occasion, “The Heart of a Community,” by Michael Bramble. Tickets are $15 general and $10 seniors/ students, available from band members, Gower St. United Church office and at the door. All proceeds to the organ fund.

 Monday, February 11

St. Michael’s Men’s Association will host a Jigg’s dinner with pancakes for dessert on Monday, Feb. 11 at the St. John’s Shrine Club, Topsail Road at 6:30 p.m. To book tickets call 579-8279 or 437-6654. Tickets are $15. Tickets are limited so please call early to avoid disappointment.

 Tuesday, February 12

From garden to campus brown bag series from 1-2 p.m. on Feb. 12 at The Landing, UC-3018, MUN St. John’s Campus. Admission: $5 per person. Free for MUN Students (voluntary donations gratefully accepted). All proceeds help support the MUN Botanical Garden education program. Upcoming sessions: Gardening for Bees and Butterflies on March 7 and Growing From Seed on April 4. Registration is not required. For more information call the Botanical Garden at 864-8590 or visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

 General Lisings

 Today, February 7

• On Feb. 7, national and local celebrities, media personalities and community leaders will strut a fashion-show runway at the St. John’s Convention Centre to raise awareness about women’s risk for heart disease and stroke. Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette, CBC Here and Now’s Ryan Snoddon, St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe, and many more, will join Juno award-winning Chantal Kreviazuk for a glamorous evening at the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Truth event, “An Evening with Heart.” Tickets for “An Evening with Heart” can be reserved online at www.heartandstroke.ca/evening or via telephone at 753-8521.

Friday, February 8

• Free training being offered on Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Understanding Elder Abuse: Practical Skills for Community Volunteers and Service Providers. This training will held in the Holiday Inn (Salon D), 180 Portugal Cove Rd. Lunch is included. Advance registration required. To register call the Seniors Resource Centre-NL at 737-2333 or for more information, go to: www.nlnpea.ca/event_postings.

• The City of St. John’s is receiving applications for the 2013 Special Events and Festivals Grant. Applications must be received at the department of corporate services, fourth floor, City Hall, 10 New Gower St., P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2 on or before Friday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Application forms and guidelines are available online at www.stjohns.ca under Forms and Applications in the Events section or at the department of economic development, tourism and culture at 348 Water St.

• Out of the Darkness Comedy Cabaret Night at the C.L.B. Armoury, Harvey Road on Feb. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Glenn Downey. Performances by Amy House, J.R. Fagan. Music by Gayle Tapper, Bob Rutherford, Neil Rosenberg, Terri Lacey with Friends. Tickets $75 and include a three-course prime rib dinner. Reserved parking available at The Rooms. Tickets available at the C.L.B. 722-1737, Fred’s Records 753-9191, by calling 743-1442 or email healingexpressions@hotmail.com.

• The Newfoundland & Labrador Rose of Tralee Centre is actively seeking young women to represent the province in 2013 in an international celebration of Irish heritage. Want to find out more?  Join us for our information night and fundraiser, proudly hosted at the Benevolent Irish Society Hall, 30 Harvey Rd. on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Door prizes, 50/50 draw and entertainment throughout the evening. If you are a female between the ages of 18 and 27, born in Ireland, or of Irish origin by virtue of an ancestor having been born in Ireland, Canadian, or have resided in Newfoundland & Labrador for 10 years, unmarried, or never been married, available to travel to Ireland to represent the province of Newfoundland, full expenses paid or know someone who is, we want to talk to you. Tickets $5, available at the door.

• To cap off its 25th year of contributing to the literary arts in the province, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has partnered with the Newfoundland Quarterly to offer a postcard story contest. The winning submission will be published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Newfoundland Quarterly, and its author will also take home a $250 cash prize. The contest is open to all writers in Newfoundland and Labrador who are age 19 and over. The stories must be in English, unpublished and not currently submitted to any other publication or contest. Submissions must be 250 words or less in any genre (narrative or poetry, fiction or nonfiction — anything goes!) and include the word “twenty-five,” or the numeral “25.” Submission deadline is Feb. 8. For full submission details, visit WANL’s website at www.wanl.ca.

   

Saturday, February 9

• On Saturday, Feb. 9, Newman Sound Men’s Choir will don our tuxedos for our sixth annual Love Songs For Seniors. Throughout the day, we will perform free concerts at three seniors’ homes to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This community outreach program is warmly welcomed each year. In lieu of concert tickets, Newman Sound is seeking pledges of any amount to support this performance and our other artistic endeavours throughout the year. Newman Sound is a registered charity and will be issuing tax receipts for amounts of $20 and higher. Performances are scheduled as follows: 11 a.m. — Admirals’ Coast Retirement Centre, Kelligrews, 1:30 p.m. — Agnes Pratt Home and 3 p.m. — Caribou Veterans’ Pavilion, Miller Centre. www.NewmanSound.ca.

• Book Artist Tara Bryan will teach you how to make pop-up structures that can be used individually or combined to create cards, decorations, book illustrations and more on Feb. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Dr. Bring your own drawings, prints, paintings, magazines — anything on paper that can be cut out — and learn to turn them into 3-D movable images. Cost is $150 materials included.

• Join us at the top of Signal Hill on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. for a One Billion Rising photo shoot. These photos will be incorporated into a 45 second youtube video that will be our One Billion Rising city’s contribution to the social media component of this international event. Women, men, children and favorite pets — all welcome. The photo shoot will start as soon as we have a critical mass gathered and the filming/photography will be done by Daniel Smith (and Jenne). Most of the films uploaded so far have been from warm/tropical locales. Ours will be the first to reflect a northern reality. We encourage everyone to bring their mitts and their dancing boots. The event is weather permitting so please check the One Billion Rising St. John’s Facebook event page on Saturday morning for updates re: location of the filming. Or for those without access to Facebook please call 697-9738.

• Cinéma Jeunesse : Cendrillon (É-U 2012) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Theatre in the Centre des Grands-Vents. 65 Ridge Rd. Free for members upon presentation of the membership cards ($2 for non-members.) Free popcorn. For more info: 726-4900, www.acfsj.ca.

• Valentine’s dinner and dance at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Hot roast beef dinner, $25 per person. Tickets pre-sold only, call 895-2215 or 895-6424.

 

Sunday, February 10

• Nature Nook: Ask The Expert with Nature NL at The Rooms on Feb. 10 from 1-4 p.m. Got questions about our natural environment? Interested in getting hands-on with some real specimens? Volunteers from Nature NL will be at The Rooms to answer your questions and share their passion for our province’s wild plants, animals and spaces.

• Valentine’s baskets at The Rooms on Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m. Valentine’s Day is only four days away. Come create your own heart-shaped basket along with some valentines to put in it.

• N.L. Moves February — Butoh inspired movement with Lisa Porter on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Vanda Maunder Dance Studio, 59 Farm Rd., Brigus. For more information email DanceNL at info@dancenl.ca.

• Avalon Community Theatre invites you to audition for The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie on Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Harbour Grace Primary School. Please contact Dawn Butt to confirm attendance at 596-0598 or AvalonCommunityTheatre@live.ca.

• On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Wesley Male Choir will host the Salvation Army Citadel Corps, led by Majors Brian and Valerie Wheeler, including the band led by Jim Moulton and songsters led by Leah Antle, for a worship service at Wesley. The service will start at 6:50 p.m. and refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome to attend.

• Beagle Paws silent auction and chocolate buffet on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Bella Vista, Torbay Road. The 10th annual For the Love of Chocolate event showcasing an evening of entertainment, all the chocolate desserts you can eat and many auction items to bid on. Tickets $20 per person, phone 738-7297 or visit www.beaglepaws.com.

• Valentines fundraiser dinner, dance and auction in aid of Craig Webber’s liver transplant on Feb. 16 at Lesters Farm Market Chalet. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets must be picked up by Feb. 10. Must be 19 years of age or older. Tickets are $40 and $80 double. Please call Carol at 747-0744.

 

Monday, February 11

• Heavenly Creatures chocolate roses fundraiser. Roses are $1 each and can also be sold in bouquets.  Payment for delivery is COD or can be emailed in advance to ashleyandkim@hotmail.com. To place your order please call 576-0440/682-8487 or email ashleyandkim@hotmail.com. Place orders by Monday, Feb. 11.  

 

Tuesday, February 12

• Pancake supper at St. Lawrence Parish Hall Portugal Cove on Feb. 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, tea, coffee, $6 per person. Tickets pre-sold only, call 895-2215 or 895-2263.

• St. Thomas’ Anglican Church Men’s Service Club and ACW will sponsor their annual pancake-sausage dinner on Feb. 12 in Canon Wood Hall, Military Road. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children (12 years and under.) Cards will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost $5. Turkeys, hams and chicken for prizes. Please bring your own cards and baskets. Tea and coffee will be served.

 • The ACW of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail will hold their Shove Tuesday supper consisting of baked ham, potato, and vegetables with pancake dessert, tea or coffee on Feb. 12 in the Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at $12.50 each and $6 for children younger than 12 can be obtained by calling Joan at 834-1914 or Libby at 834-2553. There will also be a card game in the parish hall at 8 p.m. Cost is $5. Bring your own cards and baskets. Tea and coffee will be served.

• Wesley United Church will be holding a pancake supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Pancakes, sausages and baked beans will be served along with dessert and tea or coffee. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue, will be holding a pancakes and sausage supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the church auditorium. Moose and beef sausages will be available. We will also be holding a bake sale and card game. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church office — 579-0039.  Come along and bring a friend.

• St. Augustine’s parish supper will be held on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Supper includes ham, beans and scalloped potatoes with a home made dessert, cards are to follow. Cost is $10 for supper and $5 for cards (bring your own basket). For tickets please call April at 753-1931. Come along and bring a friend.

  • 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.

• Coping Series: Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy, with Helen Martinez on Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net to register.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

• Are children reliable witnesses, what are our earliest memories, how can we foster literacy in children? WISE NL/Statoil speaker, Dr. Carole Peterson, professor of psychology and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, presents A Stroll Down Memory (Research) Lane on Feb. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the The Fluvarium, Pippy Park. For more information and to register for this free event at wisenl.ca/speakerSeries/.

• Strange Terrain Revisited — One day in early 2013, Barbara Rieti was stunned to realize that it had been thirty years since her fieldwork on Newfoundland fairylore — yet it seemed to her that mere weeks had passed. She had been with the fairies, and you can be, too. Come listen to some of her favourite stories on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. at The Ship, 265 Duckworth St.

 

Wednesday, February 13

• Take your sweetheart down to the LSPU Hall on Feb. 13 for a wine and cheese tasting. Five Brother’s Artisan Cheese will delight your taste buds with samples of the latest cheeses from Newfoundland’s only premiere artisan cheese company. Complimenting the cheesy treats are wine pairings from Pesantez and Segovia Wines. While your taste buds are happy, your ears will be too. Accomplished local musicians Matthew Hare and Jerry Stamp will entertain you for the evening while you answer the age-old question “Want some cheese with that wine?” Yes. For tickets call the Hall at 753-4531, or book online: www.rca.nf.ca.

• Feb. 13, Memorial Presents: Engaging Citizens — The Power of Collaboration in Democracy, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Innovation Hall, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John’s Campus (webcast live.) A panel of Memorial and international experts will discuss civic engagement in this province and the world. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q and A and reception. All are welcome to attend in person, or watch the live webcast at www.mun.ca/harriscentre. No RSVP needed.

• The next Wessex Society Lecture will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Richard Thomas, World Heritage Project Lead, Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, will speak on the topic:  “Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve: A world heritage site in the making?” All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, February 14

• Feb. 14, Words in Edgewise 20/20: Public Engagement from 8-10 p.m. at Eastern Edge Gallery. Words in Edgewise 20/20 will challenge some of MUN’s best and brightest to fit their public engagement stories into the popular Pecha Kucha format: 20 images x 20 seconds = a frantic, often hilarious, night of short, snappy and engaging talks. Admission is free at the 19+ event. No RSVP needed.

 • Theatre Newfoundland Labrador presents its annual Winter Carnival dinner theatre for kids — Leif the Unlucky on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. There are two shows — at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with pizza from Louis Gee’s Pizza. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now until Feb. 14.  Please call Cynthia 639-7238 to book.

Upcoming

• Gonzaga High School will be holding its annual Ocean Ranger Memorial Prayer Service to remember those who lost their lives in this tragedy 31 years ago. The service will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Pius X church. All are invited to attend.

• Valentine’s Day party at Theater Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd., St-John’s on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. For more information: 726-4900, www.acfsj.ca.

• Memorial Ambassador is a competitive volunteer program at Memorial University that allows successful students to get involved on and off campus by attending events such as affinity dinners and presidential awards ceremonies. The students also participate in useful training sessions on topics like networking. The application deadline is Feb. 15. For more information on the program, email answers@mun.ca or visit the Answers front desk in the University Centre, room 3005.

• Powers Court open-mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels, C.B.S. on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. For more Information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

• The 50th anniversary committee is celebrating our parish schools, St. Pius X Girl’s and Boy’s Schools, on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The celebratory service will open in the St. Pius X Church followed by a reception and open house in the Parish Hall and the Elementary School from 2:30-4 p.m. Past administrators, faculty, staff, students and friends of both schools are invited to join us for this event. Come and celebrate, meet old friends, share memories, and reminisce about the good old days. There will be a display of photos and memorabilia from both schools. For more information or if you have photos you would like to share contact the Parish Office at 754 0170 or email: stpiusx@nl.rogers.com.

• 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 Feb. 17 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.

 • To celebrate Heritage Day, the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association will be hosting a talk by emeritus professor Shane O’Dea on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mullock Hall Cafeteria at St. Bonaventure’s College, about conservation in St. John’s and in particular, in Georgestown. A discussion and refreshments will follow.

• Ciné-franco: The Artist (Drama- France-2011) on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd. Free for members upon presentation of the membership cards ($2 for non-members.) For more info: 726-4900, www.acfsj.ca.

• Scrapbooking your stories workshop at The Rooms on Feb. 19, 26 and March 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. How can objects and documents inspire your story? Start scrapbooking your personal history in this three-part hands-on workshop at The Rooms. This workshop is for adults, costs $60 and pre-registration is required. Cost includes some materials; please bring your own scrapbook. To register, contact Visitor Services at 757-8090.

• The St. John’s Women’s Centre presents an afternoon of important discussion on violence in women’s lives today on Feb. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. A short 15 minute film “One Hit Leads To Another” will be viewed followed by a panel discussion made up of knowledgeable women that include; Connie Pike from the Coalition Against Violence Avalon East, Natasha Bader, St. John’s Women’s Centre, Alisha Cox, Planned Parenthood and others with some inspiring stories of courage and determination. Event is free but please call 753-0220 to register.

• De-constructing Anger with facilitator Lito Libres, M.A. (counselor psychology) on Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Church. All are Welcome. For more information or to register visit www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sister Loretta at 579-0168, or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• Chase away your winter blues with the sizzling tastes of Mexico at the Anna Templeton Centre’s fundraising dinner on Feb. 22. Their friends from Mexico will be cooking up a fiesta with flavours guaranteed to spice up your winter chills. Get your dinner tickets in advance by calling 739-7623 and reserve with a credit card or go to the Centre’s website annatempletoncentre.com.

• Family Life Bureau Couples Valentine’s Movie Night “Fireproof” on Feb. 22 from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information or to register visit www.rcsj.org for on line registration or call sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• All Saints Parish of C.B.S. will be having a flea market on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Parish Hall. To rent a table call parish office 834-4501 or Barb Tilley 834-4795. All proceeds going toward our church renovation project.

• Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers 024 will be hosting a fundraising dance in aid of The Children’s Wish Foundation (Twist Your Wrist Motorcycle Ride). This event will be held at The Knights of Columbus 49 St. Clare Ave., on Feb. 23. The cost to attend will be $10 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation to grant the most heartfelt wish of children in our province living with a life-threatening illness.To purchase tickets call Wayne Byrne at 685-5893, Robert Chafe at 727-9379 or Gerard Bursey at 746-3861.

• 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 on 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.

 • College of the North Atlantic junior culinary team fundraiser all-you-can-eat brunch buffet on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prince Phillip Drive Campus Cafeteria. Cost $20 per person. We will only be selling 150 tickets. For tickets please contact roger.andrews@cna.nl.ca.

• Animal Tracks at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ongoing to Feb. 24. Every footprint 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.

• Women’s Centre new Let’s Talk Series starting Feb. 25 to April 8. Let’s Talk Series will cover a variety of topic areas. You can sign up for a single session or all six. We have transportation and childcare funds available, call 753-0220 to register or to speak with Sheila or Pennie for more information. All sessions are free however registration is required.   

• A charity comedy event sponsored by The Rotary Club of St. John’s East — ROTFL — Rolling on the Floor Laughing on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bella Vista, Torbay Road. For ticket information contact Chris Roos at croos@ynortheastavalon.com.

Announcements

• The Business Development Bank of Canada invites applications from young entrepreneurs, 18-35, for the 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. To enter, create a short video to present a turning point your company has reached and the solution you propose to take your business to the next level. Eleven finalists, one per province and one for the combined territories, are short-listed to compete for a $100,000 grand prize. The winners are selected by public vote with a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services for runner-up. Deadline is April 2, at noon EDT. Info: www.bdc.ca/yea.

• Book a Singing Telegram for Valentine’s Day with the Boogie Babes. For just $50 you get three songs, a personalized card and a small box of chocolates. Call 726-9710 or 765-4755 or email jrl415@mun.ca. www.facebook.com/TheBoogieBabes.

• Torbay 50+ Friendship Club would like to invite you to join us for a fun evening and to meet new friends on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Kin Centre, Bauline Line. Your choice: card game, darts or board games. For more information call Dot at 437-1803.

• Space needed by non-profit group, the Canadian Federation of University Women, to collect and sort books in preparation for their annual sale to support scholarships being held at the Arts and Culture Centre from April 17-19. Ideally a 1,000 square foot walk-in accessible space needed from mid-February to mid-April. Contact 727-5099.

• The Conception Bay South Literacy Council in co-operation with the Paradise/Conception Bay South Community Food Sharing Association is sponsoring its fifth annual “Food for Thought Project.” The purpose of this project is to encourage families to read with their children by providing gently-used children’s books to patrons of our local food bank. Books can be dropped off during office hours at the Food Bank next to Mary Brown’s on Route 60 or at the Conception Bay South Public Library. The project will run from Feb. 14th until March 14th. Books should be appropriate for ages infant to 12 years. For information or book pick-up east of Foxtrap Access Road, call Stephanie at 834-3445 and west of the Foxtrap Access Road call Janice at 744-2581. Thank you for your support.

• Bioenergetics exercise classes with Donna Burt on Tuesdays and Bio-spiritual Focusing: “Let the Body Speak Its Mind” on Wednesdays at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net to register.

• Torbay New Horizons computer program for seniors. Learn how to browse the internet and send email to family and friends. Free to 50+. One on one instructions at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. To register call Mary at 437-6314.

Organizations: United Church, The Rooms, The Lantern Shrine Club The Landing Botanical Garden

Geographic location: Canada, Clare Avenue, Topsail Road

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