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A book collection blitz will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring your gently used books to our collector trucks at the parking lot of the Arts and Culture Centre St. John’s or to <br />Wal-Mart’s parking lot in Mount Pearl. The book collection blitz is sponsored by The Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s (CFUW) in preparation for a gigantic April book sale. For further information on the February collection blitz and the April book sale, or to join CFUW, contact 570-7596 or <br />cfuwstjohns@gmail.com. (Please, no encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines or textbooks as we are unable to sell them.) In this Telegram file photo, Grace Hollett with the Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s helps organize donated books for the group’s annual book fair while Michael Worthman looks over some of the offerings. — Telegram file photo

Today, February 21

Bust a Move for Breast Health St. John’s will be holding a participant rally on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn (Salon F — downstairs). Come ready to dance, sweat and have fun in support of breast health in Newfoundland and Labrador. Costumes are encouraged — break out the tutus, boas, spandex and hats. Funds raised through Bust a Move are in support of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and the Health Care Foundation. RSVP to info@bustamovestjohns.ca.

Friday, February 22

Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold a macaroni and cheese and bean supper in the church hall on Feb. 22. Take out from 4-5 p.m. Eat in at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Saturday, February 23

All Saints Parish of C.B.S. will be having a flea market on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the All Saints Parish Hall. To rent a table call Barb Tilley 834-4795. Soup/Sandwiches and Moose Burgers will be served throughout the day. All proceeds going toward our church renovation project.

 Sunday, February 24

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.

 Monday, February 25

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 child-care 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.

 Tuesday, February 26

Scrapbooking your Stories Workshop at The Rooms on Feb. 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.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Northeast Avalon ACAP, a community action group addressing local watershed issues, invites you to join with us on Feb. 27 at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s for their second annual “Sustaining our Watersheds” workshop. There will be knowledgeable speakers, an interactive group session and a special evening 20th Anniversary celebration marking 20 years of action for NAACAP, previously known as St. John’s ACAP. More details are available on our website at www.naacap.ca or by contacting myronking@naacap.ca or phone 726-9673.

 Thursday February 28

Are you a caregiver for a family member or friend? A caregiver cares for a person whose abilities are restricted due to illness, disability, accident, medical condition or aging. Information session for caregivers — St. John’s, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funding for respite care and transportation is available. The sessions are free. For details and to register, phone Paula Lancaster at the Provincial Caregiver Office at 726-2370.

General Listings

Today, February 21

• Coffee and Culture at The Rooms on Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Craft & Art — A Discussion of Boxed In. Contemporary craft is experiencing change. Today, many craft artists cross disciplines and techniques, adopt new materials and move from the functional into the expressive. Join Sharon LeRiche from the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and Denis Longchamps, curator of the exhibition Boxed In to discuss the many forms of craft.

• The Arthritis Society is hosting a Joints In Motion kickoff party on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson GEO Centre, located at 175 Signal Hill Rd. Admission is free and the event is open to Joints In Motion alumni, current participants, volunteers and the public. The first 25 people who arrive will receive gift bags.

 • De-Constructing Anger with facilitator Lito Libres, M.A. (Couns. Psych) 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.

• The Meniere’s/Tinnitus Resource Group of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) will be holding a meet and greet at the CHHA-NL, Dr. Norah Browne Centre, 1081 Topsail Rd., on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call Irene at 753-3224 for more information.

 

Friday, February 22

• Are you a caregiver for a family member or friend? A caregiver cares for a person whose abilities are restricted due to illness, disability, accident, medical condition or aging. Information sessions for caregivers will be held in Mount Pearl (Feb. 22) and St. John’s (Feb. 28) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about: information, self care, resources, community and government services. Refreshments and lunch served. Funding for respite care and transportation is available. The sessions are free. For details and to register, phone Paula Lancaster at the Provincial Caregiver Out of Isolation Office, 726-2370.

• Japanese Cinema Night on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. “Departures” is a Japanese film that won the 81st Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. It is an extraordinary film focusing on the life of a mortician. After this film, we host a social night to share Japanese culture. Free admission. English subtitles.

• 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 flavors 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 online registration or call Sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

 • 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.

• Goods bingo fundraiser on Feb. 22, 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.

 

Saturday, February 23

• Help the Scouts and Guides of C.B.S. and the C.B.S. Dominion Store give something back to the Community. During scout guide week, up until Feb. 23, the Scouts and Guides will be in the C.B.S. Dominion collecting much needed food items for the local food bank. Be sure to keep and eye out for them in the store and make a donation.

• Positive Thinkers breakfast on Feb. 23 at Bally Haly, Logy Bay Road from 9-11 a.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Craig Stone-Dirty Hands … Can’t Be Happy Without Them. To reserve your seat email positivethinkersclub.ca.

 • Heavenly Creatures’ Winter flea market will be held at The Curling Club (aka The Re/Max Centre), 135 Mayor Ave. on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope you can come out to support our cause! All money raised goes toward the veterinary bills, and supplies, for the animals in our care. We are seeking donations of used items. We’ll be at The Curling Club (upper level) the day before the flea market, Friday, Feb. 22 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. for the donation drop-off. If you have furniture or other items that you need picked up, please let us know: 739-0077 or email info@heavenlycreatures.ca. We’ll take everything, but clothes, old computer monitors and VCRs. We’re also accepting donations of recyclables during the flea market donation drop-off: 12-8 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 22nd, at The Curling Club, 135 Mayor Avenue. Please note that we’re only able to accept beverage containers that you’ve paid a deposit on.

• 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.

 

Sunday, February 24

• 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.

• SPCA Paws N’ Read Book Sale on Feb. 24 at the Masonic Hall, Mount Carson. Free admission, 12-4 p.m. Come and get a great read and enjoy a cupcake in support of National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Services. All proceeds support the SPCA, St. John’s. Call 682-7963 for information.

• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians. Doors open at 1 p.m.

• Family fun, Sundays at The Rooms Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. Fun with flags — did you know that a long time ago flags were used to share all kinds of news? Flags were used to tell what ships were entering St. John’s harbour and who had the biggest catch of fish. Flags were flown on-board ships, merchant buildings and shops, schools and churches. Join us to design your own special family flag.

• Torbay Folk Group open-jam session on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at Liddys in Torbay. All are welcome.

• An hour of prayer, Sundays in Lent, at 4 p.m. beginning Sunday, Feb. 24 at Presentation Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr. ( off Logy Bay Road). Everyone is welcome. Call 754-1582 for more information.

• The Wesley Male Choir and Rev. Bill Mercer will conduct an evening service of song on Feb. 24 starting at 6:50 p.m. The service will be held at Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) and should prove to be an enjoyable evening of praise and worship. All are welcome to attend.

 • The Nickel will be hosting a swanky Oscar Viewing Party in the Underbelly at Yellowbelly Brewery and Public House starting at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24. Come watch the Oscars in style on the big screen with delicious food, drinks and even more prizes. The Nickel will be selling tickets on an incredible door prize — a locally themed Oscar Swag bag filled with incredible goodies from all your favourite local businesses — Moksha Yoga St. John’s, Melanie Jacqueline Clothing Design, Model Citizens, Post Espresso, Terry Rice Photography, Sugar Mamas Cupcakes, Velvet Snow Accessories and so much more. The catch? You have to be at the party to claim your prize. Buy your tickets now and join us Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at The Underbelly for all the fun.

 

Monday, February 25

• The Club du Samedi Spring session will start on March 2. Registration mandatory before Feb. 25. For more information, please call 726-4900 or email us at bonjour@acfsj.ca.

 

Tuesday, February 26

• Join the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse’s next public meeting on Feb. 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence (common area, sixth floor), 135 MacDonald Dr. Guest speaker will be Barry Fleming, Citizens’ Representative for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event and all are welcome. If you can’t make it in person, feel free to join the meeting online. Please go to www.nlnpea.ca/event_postings for further information or call the Seniors Resource Centre at 737-2333.

• Scrapbooking your Stories Workshop at The Rooms on Feb. 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.

• REEL Justice — Inspiring fresh conversations around issues of justice. Our film: “Concrete, Steel and Paint,” on Feb. 26 from  7–9 p.m. at The Landing, Smallwood University Centre (UC- 3018). Admission is free.

• The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 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.

• February meeting of the NL Family History Society on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. A Soldier or Sailor in the Family: Getting into the Primary Evidence, presented by Valerie Burton and Mark Humphries.

• Time to get out in the cold — to stitch in the warmth of friends. The February Guild of Embroiderers meeting is on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Hall — 260 Waterford Bridge Rd. Free to first time visitors.

 

Wednesday, February 27

 • Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 56, Pleasantville, annual general meeting and elections of officers on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Admittance by 2013 membership cards or receipt. Installation of officers to be announced. It is very important that every member attend.

• Western Health is offering a six-week series of workshops to help those living with chronic health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, obesity or high blood pressure. The program, “Improving Health: My Way” is a chronic disease self management program which will help people understand how to better manage their health conditions. The workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings starting on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques.To register contact Priscilla at 637-5000 ext 6689 or email selfmanagment@westernhealth.nl.ca.

Upcoming

• 2013 World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1, at  7:30 p.m. at the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot St. An ecumenical celebration for all city churches. The theme this year is “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me.” All are welcome to attend.

• 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.

• The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is thrilled to present a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Rebelle (War Witch), followed by two days of filmmaking workshops, as part of Scene & Heard, the Festival’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day. The screening takes place on March 1 at the LSPU Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for regular admission and $10 for students and seniors. We are also offering two days of workshops on March 2 and March 3 which are open to anyone and everyone. We’re exploring Sound, Scriptwriting, Line Producing and Budgeting, Casting for Indie Films and Talking to DOPs for directors and producers.

• The second annual Mid Winter Bivver, Newfoundland’s premier snowmobile and culinary festival, is happening in the Exploits Valley from March 1-3. This exciting festival features food prepared by award winning chef Roary MacPherson and the Senior Newfoundland Culinary Team, a snowmobile trail ride with gourmet lunch, five-course dinner and wine pairing, a night ride with star gazing, demo rides and much, much more. Tickets are on sale now. Get yours at www.MidWinterBivver.com or call 1-877-990-6624.

• Family Life Bureau — Making Friends With Yourself (weekend seminar) from March 1-3. 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.

 • Wake Up! at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. starting March 2 and continuing until the end of March. The winter is coming to an end and we can just start to see nature getting reading for spring. But who is waking up, who is still asleep? Who is building nests? Who is hunting again? Let’s discover who is getting up and on the move despite the snow.

 • All Saints Parish Ways and Means Committee are holding a skit night on March 2 starting at 7:30 p.m. These skits will be performed by the Topsail S.U.F. Players and Friends, music intervals between skits will be performed by Saints Alive Band. Tickets are $8 single and can be purchased at the door.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on March 3 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.

• Family Life Bureau — Power of Positive Parenting for Single Parents (four weeks) with facilitator Denise Sargeant on March 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register visit http://rcsj.org/content/line-registration-form for on line registration, call Sister Loretta at 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

 • Western Health is offering a six-week series of workshops to help those living with chronic health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, obesity or high blood pressure. The program, “Improving Health: My Way” is a chronic disease self management program which will help people understand how to better manage their health conditions. The workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings starting on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. To register contact Priscilla at 637-5000 ext 6689 or email selfmanagment@westernhealth.nl.ca.

• The NL Psoriasis Society will hold another in a series of educational and support meetings on Wednesday March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond Road. If you or a family member need information or support then this meeting is for you.

• The 2012 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award will be presented following the Grenfell Theatre Program’s presentation of Peter McGuinty (an adaptation of “Peer Gynt”), which takes place Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre (Grenfell Campus, University Drive — Corner Brook). The award honours the memory of actor, writer and director Rhonda Payne. It assists women theatre artists in Newfoundland and Labrador who are struggling to achieve their goals as actors or writers and comes with a $500 cash prize. For more information contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council 726-2212, nlacmail@nlac.ca, www.nlac.ca.

• Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on Saturday, March 9. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

• Mary Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus will be holding a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance on March 9 at St. Pius X Parish Hall on Smithville Crescent beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hot roast beef dinner and dessert. Silent auction, entertainment, door prize and dance. Tickets $15 each and available from Jim Ford at

738-0308, John Walsh at 726-6729 and Annetta Power at 579-0112 and from MQP Parish Office at 726-9924.

• Family Life Bureau — The Soft Side of Forgiveness on March 10 from 2-4 p.m. This is an opportunity to explore how difficult it is to ask for, or, to give, forgiveness. For more information or to register visit http://rcsj.org/content/line-registration-form for on line registration, call Sister Loretta at 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• Alcoholic Anonymous spring convention with Al-Anon participation on March 15-17 at The Comfort Inn, 106 Airport Rd. Starts Friday at 8 p.m. Open to the public.

• Join Nature Newfoundland and Labrador for our annual general meeting. It will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the MUN Science Building, room SN 2067. Everyone interested in Nature NL is invited. It is our tradition to quickly deal with the formal business so we can move onto the casual part of the AGM: our members’ annual slide show. Please attend and bring along some of your favourite nature photos to share.

• The Dream Gala will take place on March 23 at the C.L.B. Armoury, St. John’s. The event will celebrate the children we have worked with over the last five years, and also honour the late Dr. Jack Hand. The Dream Gala will co-headline Kim Stockwood and Shawn Silver. Dinner music provided by Frequency Jazz Collective. Tickets are $60 and include a stuffed chicken breast dinner. Must be 19+. Tickets are available now at the C.L.B., online at www.dreambuzz.ca, or by calling 277-5177. Please purchase tickets by March 18.

• Join us Saturday, March 30 between 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for Easter excitement at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There will be “baskets” of fun family activities such as Easter egg crafts, egg games, face painting, Easter egg hunt and more. Remember to bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny who will be appearing on the hour. Cost of the event is $5 per person (children 2 and under are free.)

• Fluvarium’s Nature Connections Spring Camp — April 2, 3, 4 & 5, for kids in Grades 2–5. Make lots of fun new connections to the Freshwater Habitats around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Nature Connections Spring Camp is the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. With small group sizes (10 campers per session) fun and adventure await. There are four days available with only 10 camper slots per session. Camp is $40 per day or $140 to attend all four. Each day will be with a different Fluvarium Educator as counselor each will have a different theme. Camp Days are on a first come first served basis and fill fast. Camp hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with drop off and pick up from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• The Anglican Church of St. Philip’s 13th annual Goods and Services Auction, on April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Cost is $30. For tickets call the church at 895-0715 or George at 895-3360 or Susan at 754 -6259.

  • 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.

• College of the North Atlantic Journalism Alumni Reunion. Are you a current or past student of the journalism program at College of the North Atlantic’s Stephenville campus? Plans are now underway for a journalism alumni reunion this summer in Stephenville. The organizing committee is looking to get in touch with potential attendees so that we can find out how many people are hoping or planning to attend. The event will take place during the weekend of July 26-28. For more information, please email: journalismreunion2013@live.ca or wrose72@facebook.com.

Announcements

• March is water month at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Children ages eight to 12 with their families are invited to join educators from the Fluvarium and Let’s Talk Science on Thursdays for the month of March, after school from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Each week we will focus on a different aspect of water, water creatures and water habitats. Pre-registration is recommended. Fluvarium water month activities are included with regular cost of admission. For more information or to register contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• Wesley United Church (corner of Hamilton Avenue and Patrick Street) will be holding a Lenten reflection service every Wednesday evening during Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel/multipurpose room. Please use the entrance from the lower (paved) parking lot. All are welcome.

• 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.

• Hours at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot at Robin Hood Bay have been increased. The HHW Depot is now open two days a week year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Properly dispose of used batteries, leftover propane and paint, compact fluorescent light bulbs, chemicals, solvents and more. For a detailed list of common HHW products residents can visit www.curbitstjohns.ca or call Access St. John’s at 311 with questions.

 • Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is currently looking for dedicated people who wish to be nominated for election to our board of directors. There are four vacant seats for which we are accepting nominations: Labrador Region; Central Region (two seats); Adult Learner Representative. Nomination forms are available at www.literacynl.com.

Organizations: Holiday Inn, H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, Health Care Foundation

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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