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Gardening for Bees and Butterflies takes place today from 1-2 p.m. at The Landing, UC-3018, MUN
St. John’s Campus. Admission: $5 per person. Free for MUN students. — Submitted photo

Today, March 7

Gardening for Bees and Butterflies from 1-2 p.m. 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. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Botanical Garden at 864-8590 or visit  www.mun.ca/botgarden.

 Friday, March 8

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 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 at 726-2212, nlacmail@nlac.ca or www.nlac.ca.

 Saturday, March 9

The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council is hosting an annual St. Patrick’s celebration at the Arts Centre/Kavanagh Premises in Ferryland. Program includes afternoon youth session, Irish stew served for supper and evening adult session with music and songs by local performers. Tickets are available at the SSFAC office, by calling 432-2052 or at Ferryland Foodland.

 Sunday, March 10

Rug hooking at The Rooms from 2-4 p.m. Come try your hand at a Newfoundland tradition. Learn the century-old practice of mat-making and see how rags can be turned into rich tapestries, and learn how the tradition has survived and evolved.

 Tuesday, March 12

“Befriending the Shadow” from the “Coping with Anxiety” program with Helen Martinez, PsyD. from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

 Tuesday, March 12

Easter Seals NL is recruiting volunteers to assist with various programs for children and youth with disabilities. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist with sledge hockey, art therapy, wheelchair basketball, swimming and disability awareness presentations. Other opportunities also exist. A volunteer orientation session will take place at 7 p.m. at Easter Seals House, 206 Mt. Scio Rd. For more information or to register for this session, contact Lesley at programs@eastersealsnl.ca or 754-1399.

Wednesday, March 13

The Wessex Society lecture will be held at 8 p.m., at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Gary Kachanoski, president of Memorial University, will speak on “Recent Developments at Memorial University of Newfoundland.” All are welcome to attend.

 Thursday, March 14

Wesley United Church will host a soup luncheon with a social to follow, starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by contacting Marvin Barnes at 579-7900, Pheobe Sheppard at 782-1689, Walter Young at 364-7440 or the church office at 579-3682.

General Listings

Today, March 7

• Coffee and Culture at The Rooms at 2:30 p.m. From sorrow to revelry, folklorist Anne Lafferty will talk about death rites in Newfoundland during the mid-20th century.

• Family Life Bureau, De-constructing Anger from 7- 9 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Church. For more information or to register: http://rcsj.org/content/line-registration-form for on line registration, or call Sr. Loretta at 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

Saturday, March 9

• 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 hold a daylong tutor-training workshop. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

• Heavenly Creatures’ winter flea market will be held at The Curling Club (a.k.a. The Remax Centre), 135 Mayor Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All money raised goes toward the veterinary bills and supplies for the animals (of which there are more than 100) in our care. We are still seeking donations of used items. We’ll be at The Curling Club (upper level) the day before the flea market, March 8, from 12-8 p.m. for donation dropoff. If you have furniture or other items that you need picked up, call 739-0077 or email info@heavenlycreatures.ca. We’ll take everything but clothes, old computer monitors and VCRS, and we’ll also accept recyclable beverage containers on which you’ve paid a deposit. We are in need of some extra hands for both the flea market and the setup the day before. If you can help, call or email.

• The school of pharmacy at Memorial University will host a public pill drop from 12-4 p.m. at the University Centre on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Members of the public are encouraged to clear out their medicine cabinets and drop off their expired or unused medications for safe, confidential disposal. Prescription or over-the-counter medications in tablet or capsule form can be collected. No liquids, creams, gels or sharps can be accepted. This event is being held in conjunction with Pharmacist Awareness Month. For more information, visit www.mun.ca/pharmacy.

• Boxed In Youth Animation Challenge at The Rooms takes place from 1-4 p.m. Build it, film it, screen it — all in one day and all in a box. Up for the challenge? Get inspired by the exhibition Boxed In, then learn the skills of stop-motion animation in a creative environment. The workshop is open to teens 12-17. Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, contact Visitor Services at 757-8090, or go online to www.therooms.ca/familyfun.asp.

• The Craft Council Gallery invites the public to Sweet, a group exhibition of cupcake-inspired craft, opening from 2-4 p.m. at Devon House Craft Centre, 59 Duckworth St. Visitors can feast their eyes on finely crafted cupcakes in a variety of media, while satisfying their sweet tooth with deliciously decorated cupcakes from Best Kind Bake Shoppe. All are welcome to this free public event. For details, contact Sharon LeRiche at 753-2749 or visit www.craftcouncil.nl.ca/gallery/exhibitions/sweet-cupcakes-galore/.

• Mary Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance at St. Pius X Parish Hall on Smithville Crescent at 6:30 p.m. Hot roast beef dinner and dessert. Silent auction, entertainment, door prize and dance. Tickets are $15 each and available from Jim Ford at 738-0308, John Walsh at 726-6729, Annetta Power at 579-0112 and the MQP parish office at 726-9924.

• St. Lawrence ACW Portugal Cove will hold a Paddy’s Day scoff and scuff at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. Serving beef stew and moose stew, with entertainment provided by two live bands, Val and Friends, and The Tarrant Family. For tickets or more info, call 895-2215 or 753-6072.

Sunday, March 10

• Family Life Bureau — The Soft Side of Forgiveness, 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 online registration; or call Sr. Loretta at 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

Tuesday, March 12

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

• The newly formed St. John’s Aboriginal Women’s Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the St. John’s Status of Women Centre, 170 Cashin Ave.

Upcoming

• First United Church Women will host a stew supper Friday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the church office, 122 Park Ave., Mount Pearl, or by calling 368-2194.

• Opening reception for Fieldwork & Elbow Rooms Residency Series: Philippa Jones at The Rooms March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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

• Sci-Fi on the Rock will hold its fundraiser The Trouble with Tribbles, putting on a live dramatic reading of Star Trek’s famous comedic episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” In addition to the reading there will be other fun events and surprises. Who knows? You might even be able to enjoy a glass of Romulan Ale. Show dates are March 15 and 16 at Beaconsfield Junior High, 210 Waterford Bridge Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door. For more info on the upcoming convention, go to scifiontherock.com.

• The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council will host “Get Your Irish Up III” featuring The Harrington Brothers with special guests D’Arcy Broderick and Ron Kelly Saturday, March 16 at the Regional Arts Centre, Ferryland. Tickets are available at the following locations: Ferryland Foodland, Ferryland Convenience, Cape Broyle Ultramar, Riverside Restaurant and O’Brien’s Music Store, or by calling the Folk Arts Council office at 432-2052. Tickets (19+) are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

• The Vestry of St. John the Evangelist Church of Coley’s Point will have a Paddy’s Day breakfast at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall in Coley’s Point March 16 from 8-11 a.m. On the menu are eggs, rise ’n fries, toutons, baked beans, and lots more.

• Gower Street United Church Women will hold a St. Patrick’s Day morning coffee and sale Saturday, March 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a member.

• Tuckamore “Hello Spring!” concert will take place outside Diamond Design in Churchill Square March 16 from 2-3 p.m.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue, will host a Let’s All Be Irish night March 16 at 6 p.m. Moose and beef stew will be served along with music, skits, dancing and entertainment by Flanigan’s Pub Party. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling the church office at 579-0039. This event is BYOB.

• Come celebrate the Irish in you — the Emerald Ball in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Fort William Ballroom, March 16 at 6 p.m. The Emerald Ball is our most prestigious event of the year and helps us grant 5-7 wishes every year in Newfoundland and Labrador. Tickets are $175 (with $91 tax receipt). Call 739-WISH (9474) to get your tickets.

• Powers Court Open Mic Show will take place at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels March 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some great music. Stew will be served. For more information, call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mic show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held March 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.

 • Join Nature Newfoundland and Labrador for our annual general meeting 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.

• Topsail United Church men’s club breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held March 23 from 8-11 a.m. Usual good menu. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Face painting and colouring for the children. Pictures with the Easter Bunny. All are welcome.

• The Ladies of the Sabre Easter afternoon tea will be held at the St. John’s Shrine Club on Topsail Road March 23 at 2 p.m. Admission is $10. Usual spins on baskets and prizes for the best Easter hat. For tickets, call Sylvia Downey at 368-0696.

• St. James United Church Women spring sale and afternoon tea baked goods and variety stalls take place Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or from any UCW member.

• The Dream Gala will take place March 23 at the CLB Armoury in 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 will be provided by Frequency Jazz Collective. Tickets are $60 and include a stuffed chicken breast dinner. Must be 19+. Tickets are available at the CLB, online at www.dreambuzz.ca or by calling 277-5177. Please purchase tickets by March 18.

• MUN school of music presents “Thank you Dr. Dunsmore” March 24 at 3 p.m. at Gower Street United Church. Douglas Dunsmore, MUN’s beloved director of choirs, is retiring after more than 30 years of making choral magic in Newfoundland and Labrador. Join us for a grand finale tribute concert featuring the MUN festival and chamber choirs singing some of Doug’s favourite works, including music by Rutter, Willan, Thompson, Watson Henderson and others. Rumour has it that there will be a sizeable contingent of alumni to perform a few of the special signature works from past celebrations. Tickets available at the door: adults, $15; seniors and students, $10.

• Belize Mission Dance at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Upper Gullies, March 24. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music by The Flankers. Cost is $12. A group of men are travelling to Belize to assist in the construction of a new worship centre.

• NL Moves is a monthly workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province. NL Moves sessions happen every month throughout Newfoundland until May 2013 and all workshops are free. Introduction to Tango March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre, Third Floor Gallery. Also coming up in April, Butoh Inspired Movement April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Vanda Maunder Dance Studio, 59 Farm Rd., Brigus. Using vocabulary drawn from the modern Japanese dance form Butoh, students will explore what it means to be present in the body.

• Join us Saturday, March 30 from 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. Bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, who will appear on the hour. Cost of the event is $5 per person (children two and younger are free.)

• Fluvarium’s Nature Connections Spring Camp will take place April 2-5, 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 each counsellor 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 dropoff and pickup from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) For more information, contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• St. Michael and All Angels parish will hold a morning coffee with bake and craft stalls at 10 a.m. April 6 at the Shrine Club, Topsail Road. Cost is $5.

• The Anglican Church of St. Philip’s 13th annual goods and services auction takes place 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 Oct. 22-26. 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.

• Are you a current or past student of the journalism program at the College of the North Atlantic’s Stephenville campus? Plans are underway for a journalism alumni reunion this summer in Stephenville. The organizing committee is looking to get in touch with potential attendees so 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, email journalismreunion2013@live.ca or wrose72@facebook.com.

Announcements

• March is Water Month at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Kids aged 8-12 are invited with their families 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. Wake Up! at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. during March. The winter is coming to an end and we can just start to see nature getting ready 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. For more information or to register, contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• 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. Gentle beginner yoga, Fridays at 11 a.m. For people living with injury, illness or restriction or requiring a gentle pace. An opportunity to gently stretch, strengthen and tone the body, improve your breathing and learn to relax. Classes taught by Judy Power, certified Kripalu yoga and holistic health educator, www.alivewithyoga.ca or 754-2425.

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

• The Business Development Bank of Canada invites applications from young entrepreneurs, age 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, 2013 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.-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 further questions.

• The Club du Samedi offers entertaining and educational activities in French for children aged 5-14. Each Saturday, the club meets from 9-11:45 a.m. at the Centre des Grands-Vents. Participants take part in language-based activities, crafts, music, sports and more. For more information, call 726-4900 email bonjour@acfsj.ca.

• Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs. Have you heard? Kids ages 5–10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers, and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our Annual Family Pass. For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• Are you a woman who needs help accessing the hidden job market? Need encouragement to stay positive? WISE Career and Employment Services offers a free 3 week Job Search Strategies Program that includes resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews and much more! For more information about specific dates call WISE today at the location nearest you, or apply online at http://www.wiseprograms.com/apply.htm.

• 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.

 • Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, is conducting a Winter Appeal in St. John’s. Help save pets - join our Guardian Angel Program. Seeking foster homes for pets. Accepting donations of pet food (wet and dry) and kitty litter. For more information visit www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.

• Newfoundland and Labrador Division of Navy League Cadets will be selling tickets to send cadets to Navy League Summer Camp. Tickets are $5, and are on a Lund 12 aluminum boat with 4hp Mercury 4-stroke and Yacht Club Trailer. Tickets can be purchased by the cadets and officers of Northern Ranger, Fort Pepperell, Clyde and Polynia. For more information contact Denise Williams at 738-1955 or 743-3638. Draw date is May 12.

• 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 1000 sq ft walk-in accessible space needed from mid February to mid April. Contact 727 5099.

• 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.

• The Anchormen, Newfoundland and Labrador’s only male Barbershop Chorus is recruiting new members. If you can carry a tune and like to sing, the Chorus invites you to join them for a regular Monday night rehearsal. Melody, as well as harmony singers are needed and the ability to read music is not a requirement. This could become a fun night out and a very enjoyable experience, which you might not want to miss. For further details please call either Alex at 834 0666 or Albert at 746 9311.

• The following Grand Concourse trails are groomed and open for winter:C.A. Pippy Park (skiing only,) Quidi Vidi Lake, Mundy Pond, Kenny’s Pond, Waterford River, Long Pond. Visit grandconcourse.ca for information.

 • Become a Volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. Have you or someone you know been touched by cancer? Would you like to be part of a growing organization to help others who are affected by cancer? Every Monday evening the cancer society emotional support volunteers hold a social evening for patients staying at the Agnes Cowan Hostel. The volunteers serve a cup of tea and a light snack while offering emotional support to those that attend. If you would like further information on how to become a volunteer please contact Lori Whitten, Volunteer Coordinator at 757-8533 or lwhitten@nl.cancer.ca

• The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, South and Central Chapter are excited to offer new recreational therapy programs this winter. We are offering: Early Intervention Music Groups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 2-5. Interactive Music Groups for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 5-Adult. We are also offering 1 to 1 sessions if individuals are interested. If you or anyone you know are interested in these groups please contact Kimberly-Ann McDonald, Regional Program Coordinator for the Autism Society at 489-4190 or E: info@asnl.ca or visit www.asnl.ca. Registration now open.

• The Boogie Babes, singing entertainment for parties, special events conventions and more. Book us for a singing Telegram! Starting price only $45. Call 726-9710 or 765-4755 or email jrl415@mun.ca. Visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheBoogieBabes.

• Bowling every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Plaza Bowl and Badminton every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents Gymnasium. For more information call 726-4900 or visit www.acfsj.ca.

 • Big Fun for Little people is back at The Rooms. Our Tot’s program - especially designed for 2 to 4 year olds – features stories, songs, puppet shows, games and crafts that will be BIG fun for you and your little one. After the program, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea of coffee for yourself. The Tot’s program takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

 • Are you a family or friend caregiver? Caregiver conversations are held the third Monday of every month. For information or to register phone Paula at 726-2370.

• Meals On Wheels a non profit organization which operates Monday through Friday during lunch hour delivering hot meals to those in need of our service. For more information phone 752-8945.

• Free internet access at the Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Road. For more Information call 726-4900 or visit www.acfsj.ca.

• 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 jenrr@sonl.ca 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 e-mail laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

• 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 Road and Blue Moon Pottery, 17 Outer Battery Road.

• 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 info.oa.nl@gmail.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 Road. For more information call 754-1399 or info@eastersealsnl.ca.

• 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 Road) 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqvYjwTr8C0 or call 722-4842

• Community Relaxation Yoga, fun Cardio and Strengthening Classes at Church of Ascension in Mt Pearl. For more information Please call Rita at 682-7671 or see www.relaxationyoga.ca.

 • 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.

• 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.

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

• Family Life Bureau special events 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 www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh, director, at 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• Taoist Tai Chi new beginners class starting Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Call 579-5276 or just come along.

 • Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents. Bowling every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. Badminton every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free internet access open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info: 726-4900, www.acfsj.ca.

• 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: operations@rca.nf.ca. Buy tickets www.rca.nf.ca or call 753-4531 ext 200.

• 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 e-mail laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

• Looking for new copies of Volumes 4 and 5 of the Encyclopaedia of Newfoundland and Labrador? The Canadian Federation of University Women is selling them for $20 each     (2 for $35). Check out our large selection of used books about Newfoundland and Labrador too. Contact us at cfuwstjohns@gmail.com or call 570-7596 and leave a message.

• 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 www.easternhealth.ca.

• The Tenacious String Orchestra is an amateur community orchestra under the leadership of Alison Black, concert master of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. We practice weekly from September to June and have several performances a year. If you play the violin, viola, cello or bass and would like to share the joy of making music, come check us out. No auditions required. For more information, please contact Kathy Skinner at kathy@mun.ca.

• Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design. For more information on classes offered visit http://www.annatempletoncenter.com/adult-classes/

 

• Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador. Good eating = good thinking. Help kids get a nutritious start to the school day. Support your local Kids Eat Smart Club - where all kids get the benefit of a healthy breakfast or snack at school. Donate, volunteer. Contact 1-877-722-1996 or visit www.kidseatsmart.ca for more information.

 

• Heavenly Creatures Fives for Lives campaign. Five dollars may not seem like a lot in today’s society, but added to five dollar donations from other animal lovers, it can mean the difference between life and death for a homeless animal. Donations can be sent through Paypal on our website. For more information on how to donate call 739-0077 or e-mail info@heavenlycreatures.ca

 

• Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications for funding through our Opportunities Program. For more information, visit www.literacynl.com or call The Learn Line at 1-800-563-1111.

 

• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador and their volunteers will be offering the following free programs for children with an intellectual disability. Active Start (ages 2 – 6) on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m. Basketball (ages 7 – 14) on Tuesdays from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. For more information please contact Jennifer Ryan at Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador; via email jenrr@sonl.ca or phone 738 1923 or visit us at www.sonl.ca.

 

• ‘You Can Stop by Starting with Us’ is a four-week smoking cessation group program offered by the Smokers’ Helpline for people who are thinking about quitting smoking, those who have quit and are trying to remain smoke free, or for people who have had a slip and need support. Led by a trained facilitator, the meetings provide an opportunity to learn helpful quit tips and receive support from others. Free resource materials and prizes are included. Group runs every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Smokers’ Helpline office, located at 15 Pippy Place, St. John’s. For more information and to register, contact the Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-363-5864.

 

• Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs’ (NLOWE) has launched a new blog. The blog will feature posts by members and staff of NLOWE, as well as community partners and guest experts, and is designed to be a forum for them to share their expertise on topics that are relevant to the NLOWE membership and the provincial business community. “Around and About” will offer many benefits for readers and bloggers alike. Readers will benefit from the experience and expertise offered by business women in their own province, while bloggers will have the opportunity to enhance their reputation, grow their networks, build greater online traffic, and get their company’s name into the online sphere. “Around & About” with NLOWE can be found online at http://aroundandaboutwithnlowe.wordpress.com.

 

 

• Guiding has something for every girl/women. Learn to be a team player, develop self-confidence, do community service projects and get involved with your community, learn about camping, and do sports safety awareness. Joining is easy, visit www.girlguides.ca/join-us or email membershipgrowth@ggcnf.org or call 1-800-565-8111.

• Are you a person with a disability? Are you curious about how you can make your environment work for you? If you have questions or concerns about accessibility and inclusion, contact the Independent Living Resource Centre at 722-4031 or through our website at www.ilrc-nl.ca.

• Do you feel your surroundings could be a little more inclusive? Are there barriers or obstacles that are making things less accessible for people with disabilities? If you need information on removing barriers to accessibility, contact the Independent Living Resource Centre at 722-4031 or through our website at www.ilrc-nl.ca.

• Coastal Sounds non-auditioned community choir with members from CBS and surrounding areas is seeking new members who have an interest in singing. No prior experience is necessary. Rehearsal time is Wednesday nights, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Home in Upper Gullies. For more information contact info@coastalsounds.ca or visit our website at www.coastalsounds.ca.

• Memorial Toastmasters meet every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. at: Beatrice Watts boardroom, Memorial University campus, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation in room IIC-2014. Guests are welcome. For details visit http://www.mun.ca/toastmasters or contact: email to toastmasters@mun.ca

• The staff of the Memorial University Botanical Garden is now offering advice and expertise twice a week on local AM radio channel VOWR 800. Tune in on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. for timely tips about gardening in Newfoundland and Labrador.VOWR can be heard on the AM dial at 800 (on the Avalon Peninsula), online by visiting VOWR’s website (www.vowr.org/), on Rogers digital television on channel 945 and on Bell Aliant digital cable. Questions and feedback for Garden Time can be emailed to bgprograms@mun.ca. Please provide a return address with your question so you can receive a small token of appreciation from the botanical garden. For more information on the Memorial University Botanical Garden’s programs and events visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.

• The Canadian Cancer Society offers a toll free service called Cancer Information and Support. If you require information on any type of cancer or are in need of emotional support please contact 1-888-939-3333.

• Are you or someone you know affected by cancer? The Canadian Cancer Society has an online community for people with cancer and their caregivers. This community is a safe and welcoming place where both English and French speaking Canadians can share their experiences throughout their cancer journey and build relationships that will support them in their fight against the disease. Please visit www.cancerconnection.ca or www.parlonscancer.ca.

• The Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycles. The ReStore accepts donations of good quality used furniture, household goods, building materials and more for resale at the ReStore – 6 Robin Hood Bay Road. Your donation will help keep our community green, and help a family to a home. Call 753-2721 for details or to schedule a pickup, or visit www.habitatnl.ca.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) will be making its Boardroom available for rent at a competitive rate. NLLLC is located at 57 Humber Road, in Corner Brook, NL. Parking is available at the back of the building. The Boardroom seat 10 -12 people comfortably and come equipped with tables, chairs and wireless internet. Kitchen facilities can also be included with the room rental. Please contact Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or laubach.adprojects@gmail.com

• 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.

• Do you need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals? Call Ron at the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.

• Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) will soon be launching a provincial fundraising campaign called “Change Your Luck with Literacy 2013” Ticket Lottery with only 213 tickets printed. The tickets are $100 each or can be bought in shares of $5 of up to 20 people with one (1) grand prize draw of $10,000 on Friday, September 13, 2013, at 8:40 a.m. on CFCB Radio Station. For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail laubach.adprojects@gmail.com

• New in St. John’s – Monthly mass in French in the Marian Chapel of the Basilica. Access from St. Bonaventure’s College parking, facing The Rooms. Masses thereafter will be held on every third Sunday of each month. For more details contact Celia at infomfsjnl@gmail.com.

• Nouveau à Saint-Jean - Messe mensuelle en français, dans la Marian Chapel de la Basilique. Accès par le stationnement de St. Bonaventure’s College face au Musée The Rooms. Les messes suivantes auront lieu tous les troisièmes dimanches de chaque mois. Pour plus de détails contacter Celia à infomfsjnl@gmail.com

• The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association- Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to offer its annual post-secondary scholarship program to hard of hearing, late-deafened, and oral deaf students in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information about CHHA-NL’s scholarship program, or our programs and services, please contact us at: Tel/TTY: 709-753-3224, Toll Free: 1-888-753-3224, Email: chhanl@nfld.net, Text: 709-725-3224, Fax: 709-753-5640 or visit us online at: www.chha-nl.nl.ca.

• Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) holds a Thrift Shop every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting). Articles for sale include good quality children’s and adult’s clothes and household goods. All items are available for very affordable prices. A light lunch is also served. All are welcome.

• Have you been diagnosed with cancer within the past year? If so, Memorial University’s School of Nursing would like to hear from you. Researchers would like to interview individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past year to learn about their concerns and needs so that strategies can be developed to help patients with cancer better. If you are interested and would like more information about this study contact Joanne Smith-Young at 777-7106 or toll-free 1-888-477-6844 or email jsmithyo@mun.ca.

• Foster parents are needed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, please call the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association at 754-0213, toll free 1-877-754-0218 or email amykendall@nfld.net. Check out our website at www.nlffa.ca.

• There is a game of Bridge every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Wesley Church corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue. Cost is $4 per person. All are welcome

 • Do you have a friend or loved one who you think may have an eating disorder? If so there are many programs and services offered by the Eating Disorder Foundation that can help. Drop by our office at 31 Peet Street or call 722-0500 or visit our website at www.edfnl.ca.

 • Shambhala St. John’s, meditations weekly schedule on the second Floor of 120 Lemarchant Road (please use west door at back of the building). Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening 7:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.(6:45pm for beginners)., Sunday Morning 10 a.m. - Noon (9:30 a.m. for chants)

• Capital Toastmasters: St. John’s NL has a new Toastmasters Club. If you want to gain self-confidence, communications skills and overall leadership abilities, for your career and your life, then Capital Toastmasters is the club for you. Email paul@paulwhite.ca or call 687-1031 for further details.

• Bingo every Sunday night at 8 p.m., at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Road in St. Johns. Doors open at 7 p.m.

• The Visiting Artist Program funds schools to bring artists or arts organizations into the school to offer presentations or work with students in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details at 726-2212, or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or email nlacmail@nlac.ca.

• In 2011 Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) launched a provincial fundraising campaign called “Roll Pennies for Pages”. With the end of the “penny” near why not donate them to us! All donations above $20 are eligible of a charitable donation receipt for tax deduction purposes. Call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com. It’s not too late!

• Anyone wishing to support the Love of Learning’s programs can do so while recycling simply let the staff at Evergreen recycling know when you drop off your empty beverage containers. For more information call 722-8848.

• Al-Anon Family Groups are open to anyone who feels his or her life has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you think you fit in to this category, you may be interested in attending the Twelve Steps Study Group, an Al-Anon Family Group which meets at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive, Mount Pearl on Thursdays at 8 p.m. For information, call 722-2666.

• The NL Foster Families Association has developed two educational presentations that staff can offer at your school, agency or group at any time. Different Kinds of Families is a presentation for children/youth, and Foster Care: What You Need to Know is a presentation for adults who would like to learn more about foster care in the province. Call Amy at 754-0213, toll free 877-754-0218, or email amykendall@nfld.net.

• In July of 2013 a reunion of former students who attended Central School in New Waterford, (Cape Breton) Nova Scotia will take place. Anyone interested in attending or receiving further information on the Central School reunion can contact Ray Penney at max60@seaside.ns.ca or Shirley Kelly at capeislander48@hotmail.com. A Facebook page has also been set up and can be viewed at ?www.facebook.com/CentralSchoolReunionNewWaterfordNs?.

 

 

• Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador with The Star Achievers team of Avon Independent Sales Representatives. Choose from four Avon Gift sets $10 each, and $4 donated to Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign. Any group or individual wishing to participate, call 1-877-738-6753 for further information.

 

• Terra Nova Council, Knights of Columbus, is collecting memorabilia related to the Knights of Columbus. Anyone wishing to donate an item to its archives can do so by dropping it off at the Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue, or phone 726-1452 for pick up.

 

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) will be making its Boardroom available for rent at a competitive rate. NLLLC is located at 57 Humber Road, in Corner Brook, NL. Parking is available at the back of the building. The Boardroom seat 10 -12 people comfortably and come equipped with tables, chairs and wireless internet. Kitchen facilities can also be included with the room rental. Please contact Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or laubach.adprojects@gmail.com

Organizations: The Landing, Southern Shore Folk Arts Council, Botanical Garden Rhonda Payne Theatre Grenfell Theatre Fine Arts Theatre University Drive Labrador Arts Council Arts Centre/Kavanagh Premises Easter Seals House Wessex Society Marine Institute Memorial University of Newfoundland Wesley United Church

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, Ferryland Ridge Road

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