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Thinking of getting a pet, but not sure which pet would be the right match for you? Visit the Pet Adoption Day on April 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Shriner’s Club on Topsail Road. Beagle Paws, the SPCA and Greyhound Pets will be on hand with loving pets available for adoption. Other booths include Dynamic Canines, Aussie Pet Mobile and Gobble Yums. Admission is free. For additional information, phone 738-PAWS. Chase Reid, the son of Tonya Reid and Colin Hodder of Mount Pearl, gives the eye to Simon, an eight-year-old Greyhound who is hoping for a bite of his cheese at the Pet Adoption Day held at the Shriner’s Club on Topsail Road in St. John’s in 2011. Sponsored by the SPCA, the City of St. John’s and Beagle Paws, Pet Adoption Day features various organizations throughout the St. John’s and Mount Pearl who offer pets for adoption.
— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Today, April 11

Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company is proud to present “Shabaret” at the LSPU Hall. “Shabaret” is written and performed by Amy House, Berni Stapleton and Alison Woolridge and is directed by Lois Brown. To purchase tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 ext. 200 or book online

 Friday, April 12

The annual RCSCC Fort Townshend and NLCC Fort Pepperell dinner, auction and entertainment fundraiser will take place on April 12 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pleasantville at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 single and can be purchased at the Legion in Pleasantville, or by contacting Dwayne or Tara King at 722-7939. Entertainment is provided by the well-known and talented Walsh Brothers.

Saturday, April 13

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

Sunday, April 14

• 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 and 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 Street from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday April 14. Everyone welcome.

 Monday, April 15

• “Road to Innovation”, a share, experience, engage, and discover workshop in visual art, will be led by educator, Dr. Florence Samson, at Ultramarine Fine Art Studio, 100 Duckworth St., on April 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. Artist June Walker-Wilson will discuss her innovative approach to art making. Refreshments and materials provided. Limited to six participants. Fee $45. To register, call 368-8919 or email:

 Tuesday, April 16

• On Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Johnson Geo Centre will host a free public lecture: Newfoundland Fossil: The Origins of Life on Earth by Ralph Barrett, amateur paleontologist. The lecture will be held at the Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome. A cash bar will follow. For more information call 737-7886

 Wednesday, April 17

• 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 p.m.-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 or call 570 7596.

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Thursday, April 11

• Chow Qigong (Chee-gong) classes begin tonight (April 11) and will run for eight-weeks with both daytime and evening classes available on Thursdays at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Chow Qigong combines 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 the first class. For further details please contact Sheila at 579-7863 or 727-7863 or or visit and browse Chow Qigong menu link.

• According to Statistics Canada (2007) Newfoundlanders and Labradorians listen to more talk radio than any other group of Canadians. Is it a useful communications tool for community engagement and the sharing of local information or is it just bantering? Join IABC NL, on Thursday, April 11 from 12-2 p.m. at the Capital Hotel for a light lunch and an interesting and interactive open panel discussion on Talk Radio in Newfoundland and Labrador. Retired Open Line Host, Randy Simms, Dr Alex Marland, associate professor of political science at Memorial University, and their guests discuss the pros and cons of Talk Radio. Register online at or email

• The April Storytelling Circle will be hosted this month by Stella Mair Evans on April 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth Street on the east side of the War Memorial. Admission is $3. Do you love a good story?  Do you have one to tell?  For more information about the Storytelling Circle and other events throughout the year, visit or email

Friday, April 12

• The Holy Heart of Mary Safe Grad tickets are on sale now and are available from 12-5 p.m. at the Holy Heart Theatre until April 12. Tickets are only $25. The Safe Grad committee will draw for an iPad Mini at the Safe Grad. To be eligible students must submit the consent form, baby picture and purchase their ticket by April 8 at 5 p.m. The safe Grad starts at 11:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 a.m. All graduation students and their guest are invited to attend. Start the evening with a hypnotist at Holy Heart Theatre. Then move to the gym for fun with Sky High Amusements. Capture all your memories at a dress up photo booth, try your luck at the casino and find out what your future holds with our fortune tellers.

Monday, April 15

• Irish Newfoundland Association (INA) is conducting its annual general meeting at the Holiday Inn-Portugal Cove Road on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Agenda includes election of new executive board and revitalization of INA’s mandate-celebration of Irish/Newfoundland culture and history. New members are encouraged to come out and get involved.For more information contact Adrian at 685-6774.

Tuesday, April 16

• New empowerment group at Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. On Tuesday April 16 from  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this closed six week group is offered to women who have experienced recent intimate partner abuse in their lives. Sessions are free, but you must call facilitators Natasha or Sheila to register. Transportation and/or childcare funds may be available to support you in availing of this group. For more information call 753-0220.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, April 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

 • Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday April 16 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Special Rosary in the chapel begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. All Brother Knights are reminded to bring their current membership card.

• Easter Seals NL is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of a their community bocce program. Bocce, a cross between lawn bowling and curling played on a gym floor, is a very inclusive game that is played at various levels from recreation to Paralympic. To learn more about bocce and the role you can play as a volunteer, please attend a bocce information session on April 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Easter Seals House, 206 Mt. Scio Road. For more information or to register for this session please contact Eileen at or 754-1399.

Wednesday, April 17

• Bio-spiritual Focusing, “Let the Body speak its Mind” with Donna Burt  April 17- May 8 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• What’s the new science and old culture of infant feeding in NL. Join us in a discussion on infant feeding. Learn about the latest research on breastfeeding, health benefits for mothers, babies and their families, and the local breastfeeding situation on Wednesday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m. Join us at the Albatross in Gander. All welcome!

• GraveYard Shift Productions presents “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me”, April 17-20 at 8 p.m. with a  2 p.m. Pay what you can on April 21 at the Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre. For tickets call the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office at 739-3900 or visit

• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre Monthly meeting on April 17, 8 p.m. at Memorial University Chemistry/Physics Room C-2045. Free parking available in Lot 5 behind the building. Public welcome. Full details at


• Wesley United Church will be holding a fish luncheon (fried cod and baked salmon, dessert, tea and coffee) on Friday April 19. There will be two sittings, at noon and 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling Pheobe Sheppard at 782-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the Church Office at 579-3682.

 • 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 CLB Armoury. It’s an opportunity for you to network with our business and oil and gas community, have a blast, with friends, colleagues, spouses and clients and be a contributor to Easter Seals. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 each. For tickets call 770-0677 or email You can dress up or we’ll have a masquerade mask for you at the door.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement is offering an eight-hour weekend course for new and returning students on Friday, April 19 (evening) and Saturday, April 20 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. 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 or 727-7863 or by email to, or visit   

• The ARMA Terra Nova Chapter will host their 12th Annual Personal Information Protection Day, a Personal Documents Shredding Event on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NLC (Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation) 85 O’Leary Avenue. This event provides the public with an opportunity to safely destroy up to three banker’s boxes (90 pounds) of personal records, receipts, credit card statements, out-of-date tax files and other sensitive personal and/or financial documents free of charge.

• St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, will be holding it 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 and includes admission (50 cents) and a sit down cup of tea, coffee and yummy edibles. Doors open at 10 a.m.

•  St. Michael’s Printshop will be holding its first annual “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Press Spring Sale”  on Saturday, April 20 from 1-4 p.m. This sale will feature very slightly damaged prints and older inventory including old editions of playing cards. The sale is on a “first-come, first-buy” basis only.  No earlybirds and the sale ends at 4 p.m. This event will also feature a printmaking demonstration and it will be a great opportunity to renew your membership or sign-up for a workshop.

• 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.

• St. Thomas’ Church annual silent auction and cold plate supper (with an all-you-can-eat salad buffet) will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m. in Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Road. Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance by calling 754-0151.

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

• Powers Court Open Mike Show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on April 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more information call 834-8196 or 834-3544.

• On Saturday, April 20 the Celtic Fiddlers will be hosting a Celtic Gala. This event will be comprised of a dinner theatre, silent auction and dance to follow — and it’s BYOB. The venue is St. Peter’s Parish Hall — Kelly Centre in Mt. Pearl and begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by calling 743-3918.

• Marguerite’s Place is proud to sponsor and support Walk the Miles for Smiles on April 21. This walk hopes to assist in preventing child abuse through public awareness and education. Registration at Bowring Park from 9-11 a.m. Please come out to support and bring awareness to this important cause. Laser tag, provided by Frontline Paintball & Laser Tag will be available on-site.

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on April 21 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.

 • 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

• 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 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.

• First United Church in Mount Pearl is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the First United Men’s Club is having an Old Fashioned Gospel Service on Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at First United Church, on the corner Churchill Avenue and Park Ave. in Mount Pearl.  Featuring, the First United Men’s Choir, selections from choir director Peter MacDonald and music from First United Band. Come out and  help us celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United Church in Mount Pearl.

• April is child abuse awareness month. Please join Marguerite’s Place for a morning of fun with that special child in your life on April 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. as we celebrate through play activities and music. Every child is amazing, let’s acknowledge and celebrate the wonder of Yours. Transportation options may be available to and from Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension.  Call for more information and to register 753-0220. Healthy snacks will be provided.

• Labyrinth, “A Walking Meditation” with Donna Burt on April 22 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.  Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• A gospel concert by 50 members of the Canadian University College Choir will be held on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot St. Admission is free and an offering will be taken. everyone is invited to attend.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church will be hosting a “Greetings to Spring” dinner and auction on April 26 at 6 p.m. in the church auditorium, Craigmillar Avenue. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling the Church Office at 579-0039. Tickets must be purchased by April 23 for catering purposes.

•  Managing Anger 2, with Helen Martinez on April 23 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• The Canadian Cancer Society will be holding a volunteer appreciation celebration to honour its volunteers on Wednesday, April, 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Lions Club on Newtown Road. All Canadian Cancer Society volunteers are invited to come along and enjoy an evening of celebration.

• The Bay Roberts Public Library is hosting a book reading by local author Mike Flynn on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, refreshments will be served. For more information call 786-9629

• Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador announces its 10th annual fundraising gala — Alice in Newfoundland — taking place Thursday, April 25 at the Sheraton Hotel NL at 6:30 p.m. The evening will raise funds to support over 200 Kids Eat Smart Clubs that provide a nutritious breakfast to over 20,000 children and youth across the province. Supporting the cause and enhancing the evening will be Krystin Pellerin and Steve O’Connell from the “Republic of Doyle”, and performer Andy Jones. The evening, emceed by Anthony Germain of CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show, includes dinner, live and silent auctions, games and much more. Tickets are selling fast and are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. They are available through the Foundation’s website at or by calling 722-1996.

• Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast meeting on April 27 from 9-11 a.m at Bally Haly on Logy Bay Road. The topic is fighting cancer with attitude. Book your seat at

• Cat Concerns is holding a book fair at the TC Square in Carbonear on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Annual AGM of the Girl Guides of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador on April 27 at 8 p.m. at the Provincial Office, 63 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville. Everyone welcome.

• St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers welcome all first time visitors and members to embroider in the spring, at its 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 Street, suite 230. For more information call 722 0500 or

• Wesley United Church Women will be holding a hot turkey dinner with dessert, tea and coffee, on May 5 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and children younger than 12 are $5. Available by calling Phoebe at 782-1689 or Ruby at 754-0916.

• The Friends of Salmonier Nature Park AGM will be held at 7 p.m. on May 9 in the Sobeys Community Room, Howley Estates, St. John’s. The public is welcome.

• Celebrating life in recovery at the Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road on May 10 at 7 p.m. Cheri Peters was on drugs at 11, pregnant at 12, and homeless at 13. It seems she was destined for a short and miserable existence, but then God stepped in. How did she do it? Is there hope for you? Come find out. Free admission. Everyone welcome.

• The 24th annual SAEN (Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland) dinner and auction will take place on Saturday, May 11 at the Holiday Inn. Cocktails and preview of auction items at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Auction to follow. Tickets are $75, call 722-9300 or email or contact any member of SAEN.

 • 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. 22-26. 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 For a list of accepted formats and to download the required forms go to

• The Marjorie Mews Public Library is proud to welcome Lisa Moore author of “February” on Thursday May 23 at 7 p.m. Tea and coffee will be served. This is a registered event.Call 737-3020 for details.

• Join the Alzheimer’s 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 more than 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: or email

• 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 Send submissions to: Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, Haymarket Square, 208-223 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, N.L., A1C 6K1. Submissions may be delivered in person to the above address. Postmark deadline is June 14. Go to for more information


• Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993, 20th year reunion is taking place on July 19.  Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at 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. For more information, email: or


• 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, hopes are to raise $100,000. Join the festivities and rappell 150 feet down Atlantic Place in downtown St. John’s and make a difference in life of a child. To register visit


Organizations: Resource Centre, Arts Theatre Company, Amy House Hall Royal Canadian Legion Walsh Brothers Union of Canada Johnson Geo Centre

Geographic location: Pleasantville, Canada, 172 Patrick Street

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