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The OGM presents 50 Grades of Oil Masquerade Ball - A Benefit for Easter Seals N.L. on April 19 at the C.L.B. Armoury. It's an opportunity for you to network with our business and the 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 tina@theogm.com. You can dress up or we'll have a masquerade mask for you at the door. - Thinkstock photo

TODAY, April 18

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland and Labrador presents "The Wreck of the HMS Raleigh" on April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Room in the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre. The ship ran aground near Point Amour lighthouse in southern Labrador in 1922. Out of a crew of 797, 11 died in the shipwreck. Come and hear about what it was like to live on this ship, the negligence that caused the loss (only one year after it was commissioned), and the salvage operations that followed. Known as one of the biggest blunders in the Royal Navy's long history. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

FRIDAY, April 19

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.

SATURDAY, APril 20

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 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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

The Nautilus Running Club presents the Mundy Pond 5k Road Race on April 21. Start time is 9 a.m. and the route is two clockwise loops of Mundy Pond starting and finishing by the Mews Centre on Mundy Pond Road. Pre-Registration online closes tonight and in-person race day registration is available at the Mews Centre from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Visit nautilusrunning.com for more information.

 

General Listings

Today, April 18

The CFUW Sale of 35,000 categorized books continues today, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Most are $2 or less. All remaining books will be half price on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, April 19

° Do women struggle with different confidence issues than men? Want some inspiration to just keep plowing forward, believing in what you do and putting yourself and your projects out there? Filmmakers Elsa Morena and Latonia Hartery join musicians Amy Rigby and Lisa Bozikovic to discuss their experiences when it comes to issues of confidence, perseverance, rejection, rewards, motivation and momentum. Hosted by award-winning author Elisabeth De Mariaffi on April 19 from 1-2 p.m. in the Cox and Palmer Second Space, at the LSPU Hall, with networking opportunity to follow.

° 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.

° 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.

Saturday, April 20

° 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 Corp.) on 85 O'Leary Ave. This event provides the public with an opportunity to safely destroy up to three banker 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. Michael's Printshop will be holding their 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 early birds 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.

° Royal Astronomical Society of Canada St. John's Centre celebrates International Astronomy Day at the Johnson Geo Centre Saturday, April 20 from 1-5 p.m. indoors and outdoor observing if weather permits from 4-10 p.m. Full details at www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

° 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 Rd. Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance by calling 754-0151.

° 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.

° 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 - Mount Pearl and begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by calling 743-3918.

Sunday, April 21

° 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. Complimentary on-site Laser Tag, provided by Frontline Paintball & Laser Tag.

° 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 kpower@ccfc.ca.

° The Newfoundland Writers Guild Workshop will meet on Sunday, April 21 from 2-5 p.m. in the Community Room at Sobey's, Howley Estates. We explore and encourage all forms of writing-prose fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Every workshop brings surprises. Visitors are welcome at no charge. Drop in and join our round-table.

° 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.

° First United Church in Mount Pearl is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year. As part of our celebratory year - 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 Avenue 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 sixtieth anniversary of the United Church in Mount Pearl.

° Volunteer Week 2013 is from April 21-27. The Theme for this year is "Let's Make Some Noise!" Throughout the week people and organizations in communities across the province will be recognizing the contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador's most valuable resource - its volunteers. People will say a big thank you to the 52% of the province's residents over age 15 who volunteer. More information about Volunteer Week can be found at communitysector.nl.ca/volunteerweek.

Monday, April 22

° April is child abuse awareness month. Please join us 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. Please 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 Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

° Free gospel concert by 50 members of the Canadian University College Choir on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John's Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot St. Free admission, offering will be taken. All are invited to attend.

Tuesday, April 23

° 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 as this is a catered event.

° Managing Anger 2, with Helen Martinez on April 23 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.

° The April meeting of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be held on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The speaker will be David Pike who will speak on The White Family of Tickle Cove, Bonavista Bay. All welcome, come along and bring a friend. Free parking.

° The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold their regular monthly meeting on April 23 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. meeting will follow. Sir Knights are reminded to bring their 3rd Degree card and their 4th Degree card to the meeting.

Wednesday, April 24

° St. Augustine's CAW will be holding a cold-plate takeout on April 24. The cost of the tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling the April at the church office at 753-1931. Pick up time for the cold plates are between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

° The Canadian Cancer Society will be holding a volunteer appreciation celebration to honour their 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.

° A Town Hall on the budget and how it affects you. Let's talk. Sponsored by Gerry Rogers MHA St. John's Centre, with special guest economist Allison Coffin on April 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Teresa's Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

° Free Cafe Film Night at Marguerite's Place/Women's Centre at 170 Cashin Ave. Extension on April 24 from 7-9 p.m. The film "Finding Dawn" was the 2006 winner of the Gold Audience Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival. This film illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. It will take us on a journey that puts a human face to this national tragedy. Limited seats available, call 753-0220 to reserve your seat.

° 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.

Thursday, April 25

° 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 N.L. 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 www.kidseatsmart.ca 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. Topic Fighting Cancer with Attitude. Book your seat at www.positivethinkersclub.ca

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

° The Masonic Park Ladies Auxiliary will be holding their spring sale on April 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

° 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.

° Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on April 28 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians. Doors open at 1 p.m.

° The Wesley Male Choir and Rev. Bill Mercer will conduct an evening service of song on April 28 starting at 6:50 p.m. Guest soloist will be Anna Beth Loveys. The service will be held at Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) and should prove to be an enjoyable evening of praise and worship. All are welcome to attend.

° St. Michaels and All Angels Men's Association will be hosting a spring flipper dinner (pork alternate) at the St. John's Shrine Club Topsail Road on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Please call 579-8279 to book tickets. Takeouts are available. Tickets are limited so please call early to avoid disappointment.

° 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.

° MUN Botanical Garden's trails and flower gardens open for the season on Wednesday, May 1. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the Botanical Garden and all Compost Week programs will be free of charge May 1-10. Registration for the Junior Naturalist Camp program and spring gardening workshops will commence on May 1. For a complete listing of events and programs, please visit www.mun.ca/botgarden, call 864-8590 or visit the Garden on Facebook.

° 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 Knights of Columbus will participate in the annual Rosary and Light procession on May 2 at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist beginning at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome at this holy event. Bring a friend and come along.

° Compost Awareness Week at MUN Botanical Garden from May 5-11. Come to MUN Botanical Garden and celebrate composting during International Compost Awareness Week. Admission is free. Registration is not required. Drop by for a slice of celebration cake (gummy worms included) during the Three Cheers for Composting Family Program on May 5, view compost exhibits and information in the display room and the compost demonstration garden. Free lunchtime lectures offered May 6-10. For more information on composting week call 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.

° 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 Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on May 5 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.

° Holy Family Parish, Paradise, will host a variety concert on Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church on St. Thomas Line, Paradise. The Concert will feature a selection of local performers from the youth of the parish. Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance by calling the parish office at 781-1696.

° 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.

° Admission to MUN Botanical Garden and its special National Public Gardens Day programs will be free on May 10. Programs will include a family nature program at 10 a.m., a gardening Q & A session at noon and a nature hike at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

° Celebrating life in recovery at the Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd. 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.

Announcements

° Due to scheduling conflicts, the 13th annual Joe and Clarice Goodyear Business Achievement Awards Gala has been postponed to Thursday, May 2. Venue and time will still be the same. We will be in contact with those who have booked tickets already. The Chamber is sorry for any inconvenience this change of date may cause you. If you require additional information contact the Chamber office at 256-7110.

° Spring Workshops at MUN Botanical Garden. Need some advice on getting your garden ready this spring? MUN Botanical Garden can help. A wide variety of workshops are scheduled for May and June to help green your thumb, and provide some practical advice on gardening in our temperamental climate. For more information on fees, or to register, please visit the Botanical Garden website at www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.

° Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating. Our members come in all shapes and sizes, from extremely overweight through "normal" weight ranges to very underweight. Our common struggle is with out of control eating behaviors. For information on the program and meeting times, please call 738-1742 (1-877-738-1742 toll free outside the St. John's area) or email info.oa.nl@gmail.com or visit www.oa.org.

° Spring clothing needs - Marguerite's Place - Spring is in the air and that extra sunshine in the sky is a welcome site at the end of a long day. With the changing of the season so to is the need for spring clothing and footwear for our boutique. Have a look through your athletic clothing to see if there are pieces that you no longer need. We are in need of casual clothing such as jogging pants, lighter jackets and warm sweaters. Please ensure your donation is gently used and appropriate for the spring season. Thank you for your ongoing support. Drop off donations to 170 Cashin Ave. Extension.

° Move your body, free your spirit - stretch, strengthen, tone, breathe, re-energize, relax in Alive With Yoga classes, offered by Judy Power, certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Educator. Call 754-2425 or view the schedule at www.alivewithyoga.ca. Yoga is an opportunity to release pent-up energy and change patterns that no longer serve us in exchange for healthier ones.

° 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, Memorial University. For information contact Tina Davies at 726-4223.

° 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 a four horsepower Mercury 4-stroke engine and Yacht Club Trailer. Tickets can be purchased from 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 offering free income tax services to senior citizens and low income residents of the 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 576-0608 or 1-877-776-0608 or by email at alzheimer_firstlink@nf.aibn.com.

° 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 Kins Centre, 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.

Organizations: Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, A.C. Hunter Public Library, Royal Navy Wesley United Church Mews Centre Presbyterian Church Queen's Nautilus

Geographic location: Southern Labrador, Mundy Pond Road

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