Registration is now open for two watercolour workshops and an open studio with Margaret Walsh Best on May 3-5. You can find all the details on her website www.MargaretWalshBest.com. For registration or inquiries please contact Margaret at info@MargaretWalshBest.com or call 753-2643.
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Today, May 2
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.
Friday, May 3
The Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador is thrilled to launch a new collection of short films called "All Around the Table," which highlight traditional food skills and knowledge of seniors in Eastern Newfoundland. Visit the Root Cellars Rock blog for details (http://rootcellarsrock.ca/). Film screenings are planned for throughout the spring to take place in multiple communities on the Avalon Peninsula. The official launch screening event is Friday, May 3 at the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre, 256 Water St., in Carbonear from 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.
Saturday, May 4
Giant flea market in aid of eight adopted orphans in third-world countries sponsored by Knight of Columbus, Villanova parish, Powers Court, Manuels, C.B.S. on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 5 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 5
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.
Tuesday, May 7
The May meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on May 7 at the Elk's Club on Carpasian Road. Michele LeDevehat will speak about the resources available from the Seniors Resource Centre.
Wednesday, May 8
The last Wessex Society Lecture of the season will be held May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Archaeologist Steven Mills will speak on the topic: The history and archeology of Newfoundland Winterhouses. All are welcome.
Today, May 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 3
° Southcott Awards 2013 - call for nominations deadline extended to May 3. Further information and to download nomination forms please visit The Trust website at www.historictrust.ca or contact our office via email email@example.com.
° The Queen's College Alumni Association invites you to attend their annual workshop. The guest speaker this year will be the Reverend Canon Dr. Judy Rois, executive director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada. The workshop will be held at St. Augustine's Church, Westerland Road (beside the Aquarena) on Friday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration fee (which includes lunch) is $10. To register please call Queen's College at 753-0116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
° George Street United Church will be hosting a gospel concert featuring the Morgan Brothers and the George Street Men's Choir on May 3 at the church. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 per person and available at the church office on 25 Buchanan St. or you can call the church office at 726-8775 to reserve yours. Tickets will also be available at the door. Come and enjoy some lively gospel music with host Tom Hann.
° Queen's College will hold its annual Convocation on May 3 at 8 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, Craigmiller Avenue. A large group of students, from various parts of God's church, will receive the degrees of Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies and Bachelor of Theology. The Associate in Theology designation will also be awarded. The public is cordially invited. For more information please call Queen's College at 753-0116.
° Memorial University will host a career skills workshop for new graduates and alumni on May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Centre, room UC-4002, on the St. John's campus. At this session you will develop the skills needed to land and succeed at that perfect job. Fine-tune your resumé and learn about the art of small talk, how to network and how to best represent yourself at events, in interviews and on paper. The cost per person is $10 and lunch is included. The deadline to RSVP is May 3 at 12 p.m.
Saturday, May 4
° Gower Street United Church Women are having a flea market in the lecture hall on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is 50 cents.
° Anglican Cathedral spring sale on May 4 opening at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall at 67 Queen's Rd. There will be morning coffee, soup and sandwich lunch, eat-in turkey teas as well as all of the usual stalls. Come and join us for a day of fun and fellowship. For more information about this and all the activities at the Cathedral go to www.stjohnsanglicancathedral.org.
° Join us on Saturday, May 4 for the great yearly Long Pond cleanup. Meet us at the Fluvarium parking lot at 10 a.m. We will go from there and pick up as much litter as we can around Long Pond (bags will be provided). Please dress for spring weather. Everyone is welcome - Nature NL will be there.
° The Whiteway Spring Hare Committee, in association with Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, will be hosting an afternoon of poetry reading, storytelling and music along with an exhibit of original artwork and photography at the same time as the Whiteway Memorial Centre on May 4 from 1-5 p.m. For more information contact Jane Prior at 588-2905, Albert Legge at 588-2368 or Wayne George at 588-2070. Admission is free.
° Kiwanis One Day - Bring your family and take part in some fun literacy activities on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kiwanis, Kelligrews.
° First United Church Women afternoon tea on May 4 from 2-4 p.m. at 221 Park Ave., Mount Pearl. Adults $5 and children $1.
Sunday, May 5
° 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 $7. 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.
° The Mount Pearl Citizen's Crime Prevention Committee is hosting a family fun day on May 5 at the Reid Community Centre, Mount Pearl from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $3 per person with the proceeds supporting the DARE program and other MPCP community events. There will be face painting, bouncy castles, crafts, Child Find, canteen services, prizes and great live entertainment. And a special appearance by Buddy the Puffin. Everyone is welcome and there will be something for all ages.
° The Centre for Newfoundland Studies will be hosting a writers fair for the general public on May 5 to celebrate publications about our province and writers from our province. Forty writers will attend the event which takes place from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies on the third floor of the QE II Library. The public is invited to sit down and chat with writers one-on-one about their books, and the creative process. Throughout the afternoon at scheduled intervals, writers Gerard Collins, Patrick Warner, Claire Wilkshire, Mark Callanan, Lesleyanne Ryan, Chad Pelley, Russell Wangersky and 10 others, will give short readings from their work. Families with children are welcome as there will also be a special emphasis on children's books with writers Debbie Hanlon, Susan B. MacDonald, Jennifer Morgan and illustrator Rochelle Baker reading stories and singing songs. For further details see www.facebook.com/events/570324959668619/. The event is free and parking is available in lot 18.
° 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 Neighbourhood Strays are continuing the celebration of belly dance in Newfoundland and Labrador with Dance on the Edge 5. We are very excited to offer a spectacular show that will take place at Holy Heart Theatre on Sunday, May 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Stella's Circle. To book tickets go to www.holyhearttheatre.com.
° Newfound Sound Women's Barbershop Chorus is holding a concert at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall on Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the door. To reserve tickets, call Helen at 753-6383 or email email@example.com.
Monday, May 6
° Applications are now available for the 2013 SWASP Student Work and Service Program, Community Service Component. Apply online at www.communitysector.nl.ca/swasp or call CSC toll-free at 1-877-753-9190. Deadline is May 6.
° Topsail United Church Men's Club annual flipper dinner will take place May 6 at 7 p.m. Takeouts will be available at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20. To reserve please call Bob at 782-0388 or the church office at 834-4567.
° MUN Botanical Garden free lunchtime lectures will go ahead May 6-10 as part of International Compost Week activities. For more information visit the Botanical Garden website at www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
Tuesday, May 7
° Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week at the A.C. Hunter Children's Library at 7 p.m. on May 7 when we welcome visiting author Helene Boudreau. Boudreau is the author of many books for children, including the "Real Mermaids" series and a brand new picture book, "I Dare You Not to Yawn." For more information, you can call the children's library at 737-3953.
Wednesday, May 8
° The public is invited to hear MUN research professor Dr. Carole Peterson explain her research on how children acquire narrative language skills and in particular the role that parents play in helping them learn these skills. The talk will take place on May 8 at 4 p.m. a t Daybreak Parent Child Centre located at 74 The Boulevard. For more information phone 726-8373.
° The Environmental Education Commission will be holding a general meeting at the Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd., on May 8 starting at 7 p.m. The Environmental Education Commission is a not-for-profit voluntary trust responsible for the management and operation of the Brother Brennan Environmental Education School located in Deer Park. They are looking for people to serve on the board as well as people interested in being a "Friend of the Brother Brennan Centre."
° Under Wraps (Artistic Fraud) originally produced in 1997, Under Wraps is the show that put Artistic Fraud on the map, playing three sold out runs in St. John's before touring to Halifax, Calgary, Banff and Vancouver. A luminous and laugh-out-loud story of unrequited love plays out on a giant billowing parachute cloth, while underneath a 14 person chorus shape shift and sing. For tickets call the Hall at 753-4531 or go online, www.rca.nf.ca, $35 adult/$25 student & senior, including HST. A limited number of $5 EyeGo tickets are available for high school students. Show times are May 8-18 at 8 p.m. Matinees May 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 9
° March for Life on May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Confederation Building. Gather in the east parking lot to march to the front. This year's theme targets the anti-woman barbaric practice of sex-selection abortion in Canada. "It's a girl" should not be a death sentence. For information visit http://tiny.cc/marchforlife2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
° 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. General 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 and 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.
° The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 Pleasantville, will be having a Mother's Day stuffed chicken dinner and dance on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. Music by Reg House. Tickets can be picked up at the club Monday to Saturday after 4 p.m. Cost is $25 single.
° The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Mother's Day dance on Friday, May 10 at the Shrine Club, 530 Topsail Rd. starting at 9:30 p.m. Singles only - no jeans or denim.
° Provincial Toastmasters convention on Saturday, May 11 at Bruno Innovation Centre. "A weekend to Speak About." Guest speakers and contests. Members, guests and the public are invited. Registration is $80, including Friday night reception and Saturday dinner and dance. For more information visit www.mun.ca/toastmasters/ or go to Facebook - Memorial Toastmasters group for details or email to email@example.com.
° The Women's Health Clinic at Eastern Health will hold its annual Women's Health Day on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Centre. There will be female staff only in attendance and Pap tests and breast exams will be offered. Refreshments will also be provided. Those interested are encouraged to book an appointment by calling 777-3018 or 777-7460.
° ACW of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap will be holding a book fair on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Newfie mug-up of toutons and tea buns will be served at 11 a.m. for a minimal cost of $5. For more information please call Dot at 834-5052.
° On May 11, St. David's Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Theme Tea at 2:30 p.m. Seating for this afternoon tea is limited to one sitting, maximum 120 people, so you should book your tickets ($10 each) early by calling the church office at 722-2382, Lillian at 754-2362 or Millie at 579-4248.
° There will be a goods bingo on May 11 at the Tilton Bingo Hall. Great prizes $25 and up. Doors open at 1 p.m. bingo starts at 2 p.m. There will also be a 50/50, spins and canteen. Admission $5. Proceeds to Cat Concerns cat shelter building fund. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Topsail United Church annual lobster/steak meal will be held on May 11 at 7 p.m. Menu of potato salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad, oven roasted potatoes, desserts and tea/coffee. Enjoy a steak or lobster meal for $30, or the combo dinner for $45. To reserve tickets please call the church office at 834-4567.
° 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 email@example.com or contact any member of SAEN.
° Arthritis Society Joints In Motion Dance Fundraiser at Colliers Parish Hall, Harbour Drive on May 11. Doors open at 10 p.m. Music by Country Soul. Admission is $5. Contact Gary Whelan at 229-3824 or 682-5560.
° Family Fun Day: In celebration of the "magic" of the spring season, the Knights of Columbus, St. Teresa's Council in conjunction with the Family Life Bureau will be having a special event for kids of all ages, and especially for families at St. Teresa's Parish Hall beginning at 1 p.m. on May 12. Come and join us for an entertaining afternoon. The featured entertainment is none other than "Mark the Magic Man." All are welcome.
° Join Tina Jackman from LeGrow's Travel for information and tips on planning a great cruise on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Children's Activity Room. Please call 737-3950 to register.
° Stress Management, with Helen Martinez, PBVM, Psy.D., on May 14 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Road to Innovation, a three evening share, experience, engage and discover workshop in visual art, will be led by educator, Florence Samson, Ph.D., on Tuesdays, May 14, 21 and 28 from 7-9:30 p.m. May 14 and May 28 sessions at Eastern Edge Gallery. May 21 session at Ultramarine Fine Art Studio, 100 Duckworth St. where artist June Walker-Wilson will discuss her innovative approach to art making. Refreshments and materials provided. Limited to 10 participants. Fee $135. For further information or to register call 368-8918 or email email@example.com.
° Wesley Church will hold a flipper dinner (with dessert, tea and coffee) on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Eat in only, there are no takeouts available. Tickets are $20. Call Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 782-1689 or the Church office at 579-3682.
° Topsail United Church will host a musical concert May 15 at 7 p.m. featuring the Youth Band, Rhythm Band, children's choir, and other ensembles and soloists. With traditional, classical and popular music - there will be something for everyone. Donations, accepted at the door, will be used to support the music program for children and youth of the church.
• BullyingCanada, Canada's national anti-bullying charitable organization is now accepting applications from individuals who are interested in being a part of the national Board of Directors. Interested applicants can forward their resume to the organization by email at: Apply@BullyingCanada.ca or by fax at: 1-866-780-3592. For more information visit: www.BullyingCanada.ca/orgor contract BullyingCanada by telephone at: 1-877-352-4497.
• 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.