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Join us Saturday, March 30 between 10:30 a.m. to 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 two and younger are free.) — Submitted photo

Today, March 28

Kittiwake Dance Theatre presents Reflections: Faeries Fey — an evening of song and dance inspired by Newfoundland folklore — on Thursday, March 28 at the Arts and Culture Centre (ACC). Tickets are $22 ($17 students/seniors) at the ACC box office. Call the ACC box office at 729-3900.

Friday, March 29

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society and Leaside Manor present acoustic concert series with Pamela Morgan on March 29 at 8 p.m. at Leaside Manor, Lilmacolm room. Limited tickets available for $25 at Leaside Manor by calling 722-0387.

Saturday, March 30

Cat Concerns is hosting a flea market on Saturday, March 30 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Water Street, Bay Roberts. Admission is $1.

 Tuesday, April 2

The April meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Elk’s Club on Carpasion Road.

General Listings

Today, March 28

• The Compassionate Friends invite parents of children of any age who have died, to joinus in our monthly gathering on March 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. We meet in room 2J619 (near Pastoral Care Office), Health Sciences Centre. For information call Diana at 753-3530.  

 

Friday, March 29

• Topsail United Church annual fish cake luncheon will take place on March 29 at 11:30 a.m. Menu of baked beans, fish cakes, molasses raisin bread and dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $12. To reserve, please call Gillian at 781-1562 or the church office at 834-4567. No tickets at the door.

• Cowan Heights United Church, 141 Frecker Dr. are having a fish and brewis supper at 5 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29. Tickets $15. and are available from the office 745-2871. All are welcome.

• Underground Puppy Railroad Rescue fundraiser “Raise the Woof” on March 29 at Westside Charlies Torbay Road from 9-11 p.m. (comedy) 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. (DJ Soundwave). Admission: $5 from 9-11 p.m. Donation at door 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comedians confirmed — Adam Benson, Ray Alyward, Michael Lynch, Andrea Brazil, Nicole Downtown, Lisa Baker. All Proceeds go to Underground Puppy Railroad Rescue.

• Wesley Church will be showing the movie “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Good Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments (popcorn and soft drinks) will be served. There is no charge and all are welcome.

 

Saturday, March 30

• Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast on March 30 at Bally Haly, Logy Bay Road from 9-11 a.m. Cost for members $15, non-members $18. Guest speaker: Edsel Bonnell — Best Before. Reserve your seat visit positivethinkersclub.ca.

• “Wake Up” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on March 30-31 at 1:30 p.m. 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.

• Wesley United Church will hold an Easter Saturday communion service on March 30 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. Persons needing transportation to and from the Church should call the Church office at 579-3682. All are welcome.

 

Monday, April 1

• The Alzheimer Society will be relocating their office on April 1, 2013 and we are seeking the generosity of volunteers to help with our new location. The new space requires flooring, paint and plastering and we are seeking your generosity in donations of flooring for 1,000 square feet, paint and accessories. Your generosity will help us continue our mission to help those who rely upon our programs and services. Your support would be very welcomed.

• The Kirk Concert Series presents a classical community concert on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church featuring violin, piano duet, saxophone and organ. Entrance is by donation.

Tuesday, April 2

• Fluvarium’s Nature Connections Spring Camp — 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  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 and 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. to 4:30 p.m. (with drop off and pick up at 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.) For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• The monthly meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held at St David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue on April 2 at 8 p.m. Frank Swantee from Botany Bay Gardens will do a presentation on hardscaping and walkways in the garden. All gardeners, experienced and beginners, are welcome. Join us and have a chat. Tea and cookies following the presentation.

Thursday, April 4

• From Garden to Campus Brown Bag Series — Growing From Seed on April 4 from 1-2 p.m. at The Landing, UC-3018, MUN,   St. John’s campus. Sponsored by MUN Botanical Garden. Registration is not required. Enter your name to win cool prizes. For more information call the Botanical Garden at 864-8590 or visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

 

Upcoming

• St. John the Evangelist Church annual fish ’n’ brewis takeout on Friday, April 5. Tickets are $8 each and are available from any vestry member, or by calling John at 786-6342, Roland at 786-9394 or Debbie at 786-0555.

• CFUW St. John’s is still collecting used books in preparation for the Giant Used Book Sale on April 17-19. Please bring your gently used books (fiction and non-fiction) to our sorting centre in the Hamlyn Road Plaza (the former Pennington’s site) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday until April 5. Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. For more information, please email us at cfuwstjohns@gmail.com.

• St. Michael and All Angels parish is holding a morning coffee with bake and craft stalls at 10 a.m. on April 6 at the Shrine Club, Topsail Road. Come and bring your friends. Cost is $5.

• St. Mary’s Church ACW will be hosting a luncheon on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. in the church auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue. Quiche, salad and dessert will be served. Lunch will be followed by a card game (120s and Bridge). Tickets are $15 and are available by calling the church office at 579-0039.

• Open mike will be held at All Saints Parish Hall, Foxtrap on April 6. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and entertain or be entertained by local musicians. Admission on door, canteen services available. For more information call Sandra at 834-4627.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on April 7 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.

• Carbonear old-time country music open mike/jam at the Carbonear Bethany United Church basement on April 7 at 2 p.m. Admission $5. Everyone welcome. For more information call Herb at 596-0006.

• 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 sessions are happening every month throughout Newfoundland until May, 2013 and all workshops are free. Coming up in April, Butoh Inspired Movement on April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Vanda Maunder Dance Studio, 59 Farm Road, Brigus. Using vocabulary drawn from the modern Japanese dance form Butoh, students will explore what it means to be present in the body.

• The Jewish Community Havura of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Jewish Council invite the public to a Holocaust Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Sheraton Newfoundland Hotel. We are very excited to announce that this year, well known Newfoundland Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman will be our speaker. His topic will be, A Survivor Speaks: The Holocaust Experience of Newfoundland’s Philip Riteman.

• Taoist Tai Chi Society are currently offering two beginner classes, one on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. staring April 8 and Thursday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. starting April 11. The classes will take place at the Hindu Temple, 26 Penny Lane. For further information, please call 579-5276 or visit our website at www.taoist.org.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-week daytime and evening classes Monday thru Wednesday for new and returning students. Beginning the week of April 8 at H.G.R. Mews and Wedgewood Park Community Centres, at The Lantern on Barnes Road and in Mount Pearl. With 20 gentle, easy moves that help circulate and balance the flow of our natural body energies, promoting greater vitality and health in body/mind/spirit. For all ages. Can also be done seated. Simply come along and register at first class. For further details please contact Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.

 • La Leche League Canada — St. John’s breastfeeding support group on April 8 at 7 p.m. at Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). Topic is nutrition and weaning. Pregnant women, nursing moms and babies welcome. Members and non-members welcome (free of charge).

• Managing Anger 1, on April 9 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Bishop Spencer College Alumni are holding their Spring Lunch on April 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Clovelly Golf Club. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased on or before April 9 by calling 579-6219 or 722-4546.

• The next Wessex Society Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 8 p.m., at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. The speaker will be artist Mary Pratt, who will speak on the topic “Mary Pratt: Fredericton-Salmonier-St. John’s-Fredericton.” All are welcome to attend.

• Family Life Bureau April events — Mindfulness (seven weeks) begin on April 10 and Anger Management for Men (six weeks) and Parenting Children Course (0-11 years old — five weeks) begin on April 11. For more information or to register: http://rcsj.org/content/line-registration-form for on line registration, call Sister Loretta at 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• Chow Qigong (Chee-gong) eight-week daytime and evening classes on Thursdays starting April 11 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Combining western practices and traditional chinese medicine to help facilitate the flow and balance of our body’s natural energies for greater vitality and health in body/mind/spirit. Emphasis on both wellness and fitness. For all ages. Simply come along and register at first class. For further details please contact Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or visit www.taichichihnl.ca and browse Chow Qigong menu link.

 • St. Lawrence Parish ACW Portugal Cove will be holding their Spring Sale on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Serving brunch, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and younger. Usual tables. All are welcome. Any questions, call 895-6424 or the church office 895-2215.

• The Writers’ Union of Canada invites all members and non-members to its 40th Anniversary Chair’s Tour event in St. John’s on Sunday afternoon, April 14. Come meet TWUC Chair, Merilyn Simonds and hear the latest on copyright, eBooks, Library & Archives Canada, PLR, and Freedom of Expression & the Digital Landscape. Mingle with other writers, learn why collective voice matters so much right now and share your views on what it means to be a writer in Canada today. The event will take place at the home of Janet Harron and Liam Mckenna, 172 Patrick St. from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday April 14. Everyone welcome.

• CFUW St. John’s book sale will be held April 17-19 at the Arts and Culture Centre, St, John’s. For the best selection come Wednesday April 17 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. All remaining books will be half price on Friday April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the sale or to join CFUW, please email us at cfuwstjohns@gmail.com or call 570-7596.   

• After a sold-out screening at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, “The Disappeared” is back. “The Disappeared” is opening at Empire Theatres Studio 12 at the Avalon Mall on April 19 for a two-week run. “The Disappeared” tells the story of six men who are stranded in two dories in the middle of the North Atlantic. Battling both themselves and each other, they manage to paddle hundreds of miles to return home safely.

• The OGM presents 50 Grades of Oil Masquerade Ball — A Benefit for Easter Seals NL on April 19 at the C.L.B. Armoury. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 each. For tickets call 770-0677 or email tina@theogm.com.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-hour weekend course for new and returning students. Friday evening and Saturday, April 19/20 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. With 20 gentle, easy moves that help circulate and balance the flow of our natural body energies, promoting 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 contact Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca. or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.

• St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, will be holding its annual spring sale and morning coffee, Saturday, April 20 in the church hall, the corner of Longs Hill and Queen’s Road. Stalls will include baked goods, jams and jellies, crafts, books, plants and white elephant table. Tickets are $5 which include the admission of 50 cents, and a sit-down cup of tea, coffee and yummy edibles. Doors will open at 10 a.m. • George Street UCW spring tea and sale at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. tea at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $6. For more information contact the church office at 726-8775.

 • 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 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, St. John’s Chapter, is holding its first annual family fun day on Sunday, April 21 at Holiday Lanes, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s, from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the general public. The event will include glow bowling, pizza and a door prize. Everyone is welcome. Call Kathy at 579-3700 to register or email kpower@ccfc.ca.

• Ron Klusmeier — Tour of a Lifetime will be visiting Topsail United Church on Sunday, April 21 for a workshop and concert. The workshop is open to anyone interested in music In the context of worship. The workshop is free and begins at 3 p.m. To register for the workshop please visit www.musiklus.com. Also at 3 p.m. there is a projection and technology workshop at Topsail United Church with Christina Bogucki a member of the Klusmeier Team at a cost of $30 per person. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. To reserve tickets for the concert please contact at Rosalind at 834-9443.

• St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers welcome all first time visitors and members to embroider in the spring, at our April meeting on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Hall — 260 Waterford Bridge Rd.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association will be holding their annual meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, May 1 at Tiffany Towers commencing at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

• Eating disorder foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador information sharing session on May 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at 31 Peet St., suite 230. For more information call 722-0500 or info@edfnl.ca.

 • 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.

• Join the Alzheimer Society in Staying One Step Ahead of Alzheimer’s Disease on May 26 at 2 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond, St. John’s for their Walk for Memories. There will be various walks taking place this year in support of over 7,681 families living with Alzheimer’s disease in Newfoundland and Labrador so contact the Alzheimer Society toll free at 1-877-776-0608 for more information. Many people walk in honour or memory of a loved one whose lived with the disease — participate in this year’s Walk for Memories as a tribute to someone you love. Register online: www.walkformemoriesatlantic.ca or email alzheimer_eventsplanner@nf.aibn.com• The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) in partnership with the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is calling for submissions to one of the country’s most lucrative literary awards for unpublished writers: the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. The Award, sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union, is intended to serve as an incentive for emerging writers in the province by providing them with financial support, recognition, and professional editing services for a book-length manuscript in any genre. Rules of eligibility and submission guidelines contact the Writers’ Alliance at 739-5215, toll-free at 1-866-739-5215, or email wanl@nf.aibn.com. Send submissions to: Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, Haymarket Square, 208-223 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, N.L., A1C 6K1. Alternately, submissions may be delivered in person at the above address. Postmark deadline: June 14, 2013. http://wanl.ca/index.html

 • Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993, 20th year reunion is taking place on July 19. Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at dawnryan33@yahoo.ca for further information.

• 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, 2013. For more information, please email: journalismreunion2013@live.ca or wrose72@facebook.com

• Get involved in the 2013 Easter Seals Drop Zone on July 27 at Atlantic Place. In the event’s first two years we have raised more than $95,000 for Easter Seals NL. In 2013 we are hope to raise $100,000. Join us and rappell 150 feet down Atlantic Place in downtown St. John’s and make a difference in life of a child. To register visit www.thedropzone.ca/stjohns/.

Announcements

• Survivors of Suicide support group meetings take place the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month in the boardroom, school of social work building at Memorial University. For information contact Tina Davies at 726-4223.

• The Business Development Bank of Canada invites applications from young entrepreneurs, ages 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 the runner-up. Deadline is April 2 at noon EDT. Info: www.bdc.ca/yea

• Morning or evening Relaxation Yoga and Morning FUN Cardio Strengthening Class held at The Church of Ascension in Mount Pearl.These classes are non-competitive, friendly and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. For more information and to register please call Rita at 682-7671 or go to www.relaxationyoga.ca

• 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.

• Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador are once again offering free income tax services to senior citizens and low income residents of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and surrounding areas. Senior citizens with total personal income of $30,000 or less and other individuals with income of $25,000 or less qualify for this free service. The program excludes all persons with self-employment or rental income or income from foreign sources. For more information or to arrange for an appointment, please call the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador at 753-7566.

• Are you affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? First Link is your first step to living well with dementia. Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s disease, another form of dementia, or supporting someone who is, First Link connects you to health services and information in your community. For more information on the First Link program you can contact the First Link Co-ordinator Megan Harris-Edwards by telephone at 1-877-776-0608 or by email at alzheimer_firstlink@nf.aibn.com.

• 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.

• 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 KinsCentre, Bauline Line. Your choice: card game, darts or board games. Men and women welcome, cup of tea and goodies served after our games. For more information call  437-1803.

• Do you love a good story? Do you have a good story to tell? Join us each month for an evening of entertainment. For more information about the Storytelling  Circle and other events throughout the year, visit storytellingstjohns.ca or email storytellingstjohns@gmail.com.

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

Organizations: ACC, Dance Theatre, Culture Centre Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society Royal Canadian Legion Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Water Street, Bay Roberts Elk Carpasion Road

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