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Sheri Quilty of Paradise gives her bulldog, Dollie, an application of baby powder prior to going in the ring at the Newfoundland (All Breed) Kennel Club’s dog show last July. The club is hosting a dog show this weekend, July 6-7, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the St. John’s Recreation Centre in Buckmaster’s Circle.
— Telegram file photo by Joe Gibbons

TODAY, JULY 4

One of the world's great guitarists, Martin Simpson, will hold a guitar workshop July 4 at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Music Media and Place (MMap) at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's. The workshop is open to players of all levels. You just have to be desirous of learning. Come armed with as many questions as you can think of to do with the guitar and immerse yourself in all things guitar-related for two hours. Things get underway at 7 p.m. and the fee is $50. Register by emailing your name and phone number to roger@foleymore.com

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Afterglow will present an afternoon concert of some of their favourites July 5 at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church. Songs by Adele, the Beatles and Newfoundland's own Jim Duff. We will be performing alongside the Maryland State Boy's choir and New Brunswick's Riversong. Tickets are available at the Arts and Culture Centre box office at 729-3900 or online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 6

The 30 Plus Singles Club will have a beach party July 6 at Topsail Beach from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Bring along some wood to burn and some chairs to sit on. The club normally has some coloured lights strung up and a boom box for music. Bring along your own refreshments, but please be aware that this is a public beach so use your own judgment as to the type of refreshment that you bring. Please check the club phone line at 722-3060 before you head out for the beach party. If weather does not permit the beach party to go ahead, we will try again July 20.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

The Senior Choir of St. John the Evangelist Topsail will host "Riversong," a women's a cappella choral group from Moncton, N.B., Sunday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. This group will be in St. John's for Festival 500 and will share their music ministry with us as part of the "Break Out Sunday" initiative.

MONDAY, JULY 8

A workshop on depression will take place with psychotherapist Lito Libres July 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Marguerite's Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. This is a free workshop. Call 753-0220 to register.

TUESDAY, JULY 9

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

JULY 13 AND 14

The Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will present a floral art show at the MUN Botanical Garden Saturday, July 13 (noon-5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 14 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Admission to the show is free. For more information, call 864-8590, email bgprograms@mun.ca or visit the garden's website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Take a look back to the music and culture that shaped our province, at the 3rd annual Celtic Roots Folk Festival Saturday, July 20. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with a gaelic football game at the Carbonear soccer pitch. It's free and anyone can play. Then at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Grounds in Carbonear, there's music from performers such as Fergus O'Byrne, Jenny Gear & Sandy Morris, Joanna Barker, Graham Wells, and The Freels.

GENERAL LISTINGS

Friday, July 5

- From June through August, Jehovah's Witnesses will hold 54 conventions in 25 locations throughout Canada. The convention theme "God's Word Is Truth!" focuses on where real and satisfying truth can be found. This year our convention will be held in NL at the Mount Pearl Glacier on July 5-7. For further information concerning our conventions, visit www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions.

Saturday, July 6

- Girl Guides of Newfoundland and Labrador are having a blitz on July 6. We will be out in neighbourhoods and stores. If you are interested in getting cookies, call 1-800-565-8111.

- The fifth annual Glenn Kennell Memorial "Ride for the Breath of Life" for Cystic Fibrosis, open to all makes and models of motorcycles, takes place July 6. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. at Freemasons Hall, Mount Carson Ave. in Mount Pearl. Fee is $25 per motorcycle, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and barbecue. Pledges equal to or greater than $50 can be used in lieu of the registration fee. Ride schedule: 10:30 a.m. depart from Freemasons Hall, Mount Carson Avenue, Mount Pearl to Shearstown (free lunch) by way of TCH. Leave Shearstown 2:45 p.m. return to Mount Pearl. Come join us, have some fun and help raise funds for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis - a fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. For pledge sheets or more information, contact Lorraine Duffett at 777-4532/747-2951 or lduffet@hotmail.com or Betty Sheppard at 777-2219 or sheppardbetty@hotmail.com. Also see www.cysticfibrosis.ca - Ride for the Breath of Life.

- The Newfoundland (All Breed) Kennel Club is hosting a dog show this weekend, July 6-7, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the St. John's Rec Centre in Buckmaster's Circle. Great family event. Canteen available.

Sunday, July 7

- The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music July 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 mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old country beat.

Monday, July 8

- Afterglow presents our evening concert mixing some of our classics with new selections, including pieces by Mia Makaroff, Imogen Heap, Queen, and more on July 8 at 8 p.m. at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN school of music. We are honoured to share our evening concert with Ireland's Size2Shoes, an internationally renowned vocal duo known for their recordings with Sinead O'Connor, Russell Crowe and The Chieftans, among others. We are thrilled to share the stage with these unique and talented performers. Tickets available at the Arts and Culture Centre box office at 729-3900 or online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.

UPCOMING

- All Saints' open mike takes place in Foxtrap on July 13. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come and entertain or be entertained.

- Join Marlene Creates as she leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in the Boreal Poetry Garden - six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove - with musical responses to the site provided by three acoustic musicians July 17 and 23 and Aug. 4. The events this summer will focus on the audible. We will experience the boreal forest by listening to its soundscape - and its silences. Come hear the resonance of words and wind, of wind instruments and woods, of percussion and ancient volcanic rock, of river rhythms and phrases, of vibrating strings and stars, of sparks from the bonfire and toasted marshmallows. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register: marlene.creates@nf.sympatico.ca or phone 895-1020. Cost is $25 ($20 students and seniors).

- Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993 20-year reunion takes place July 19. Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at dawnryan33@yahoo.ca for further information.

- The John Cabot Rose Society will host its seventh annual Rose Show at MUN Botanical Garden Saturday July 20 (noon-5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 21 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). This is a non-competitive event and admission to the show is free. Members of the public are invited to enter their roses (vases provided) in the upcoming rose show. Bring exhibits Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the John Cabot Rose Society, contact Frank Smith, (email fsmith@mun.ca, telephone 726-5232).

- The 36th annual Teddy Bear's Picnic will be held July 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Bannerman Park, with a rain delay date of July 21.

- Summer Labyrinth - "A Walking Meditation" with Donna Burt takes place from 7-9 p.m. on July 23. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

- Budgeting 101 will be held Tuesday, July 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Library, Activity Room, 1st floor, Children's Library, Arts and Culture Centre. You will receive tips on budgeting, tips on managing debt and tips on savings and, best of all, it's offered at no cost to you. Register at 737-3950. Want to squeeze more out of your budget.

- Lt.-Gov. Frank F. Fagan and Her Honour Patricia Fagan invite the public to join them at the annual garden party on Government House grounds from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Featuring the Church Lads' Brigade Band, the Signal Hill Tattoo and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit. Light refreshments will be served by the Girl Guides. In case of inclement weather July 24, the garden party will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. July 25.

- The College of the North Atlantic is holding a 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 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 hope or plan 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

- Get involved in the 2013 Easter Seals Drop Zone 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 rappel 150 feet down Atlantic Place in downtown St. John's and make a difference in the life of a child. To register, visit www.thedropzone.ca/stjohns/

- Pop Up Deli On The Square - Celebrate Canada Food Day with your favourite chefs and their favourite Newfoundland-inspired deli dish with delectable side dishes, lemonade, coffee and dessert Aug. 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort William Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, all for the low price of $15. No reservations, first come, first served, communal seating (family style).

- The St. Patrick's garden party will be held Aug. 4 at Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue, from 1:30-4 p.m. Cold plates, eat-in or takeout are $8. Usual attractions and wheels. Lots of great prizes.

- The 20-year reunion of the 1993 class from Holy Heart of Mary cocktail reception and dance will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at the CLB Armoury. For more information, email holyheart93@gmail.com.

- The Avalon Dragons invite community groups and businesses to enter a team to Paddle in Paradise, which will take place Aug. 17. Dragon boating is the fastest-growing water sport in the world - and it's a great team-builder. Anyone at almost any age or fitness level can enjoy the thrill of dragon boating. Your members or co-workers and their families, 16 years of age or over, will have the time of their lives. The Avalon Dragons will provide a training session, paddles, life vests and someone to steer the boat. Only the first 30 teams to register can be accepted, so hurry, hurry, hurry. For more details, email the Dragons at info@avalondragons.com or visit them online at www.avalondragons.com.

- The 5th annual Remembering Renata - Hope Always Walk will be held Aug. 25 at Quidi Vidi Lake (bandstand). Registration is at 11 a.m. The walk is at 12 noon. Refreshments to follow.

- Nalcor Energy Lower Churchill Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters proudly present the "Go Girls Golf Tournament" Sept. 10 at Clovelly, Black Duck Course. This women-only tournament isn't about being a good golfer, it's about having a good time while raising money to support young women through our "Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" mentoring program. For more information on how you can get involved and help impact the lives of young women in your community, contact Kelly at 368-2900 or Kelly.leach@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

- Be part of the World's Largest Coffee Break. The Alzheimer Society is looking for individuals to participate in the 18th annual Coffee Break fundraiser, where they send you free coffee. On Sept. 19 you can make your coffee count by inviting co-workers, family and friends to make a donation in exchange for their coffee. From a coin box to a kitchen party or pot luck, your Coffee Break can be as big or as small as you want it to be. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608 or visit www.alzheimernl.org/coffeebreak. Don't forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/asnl2 or and www.twitter.com/asnl2 to stay up to date on our latest programs and services, volunteer opportunities and events.

Announcements

• The Atlantic Publishers’ Marketing Association (APMA) is pleased to announce the release of this year’s Atlantic Summer Reading Guide. This year the Summer Reading Guide has been transformed into a book guide for travellers in the region, and will appeal to locals and visitors to the Atlantic provinces. An editorial voice guides readers through books that are relevant and interesting throughout the region. The publication focuses on people, places and, most importantly, the books that complement them. The full guide can be viewed at www.atlanticpublishers.ca/images/uploads/SRG%202013%20DIGITAL.pdf or you can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or library. To visit the APMA’s site go to www.atlanticpublishers.ca/

• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador would like for all children and youth with an intellectual disability to be involved this summer. We are offering bocce, golf, bowling, guided play, basketball and walking programs. To become involved as volunteer or participant, call Jennifer at 738-1923 or email jenrr@sonl.ca for more details.

• With some great weather on the way, now is the time to buy some new plants for your home and garden. The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual flower sale is on now. Drop in to the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism at 70 Clinch Crescent for a selection of locally grown flowers and tomato plants, all grown by our Supportive Employment Program participants in the Aliant Pioneers greenhouse. We offer a selection of annual and perennial flowers to beautify your home and garden, as well as handmade wooden window boxes, window box refills and much more. Visit our website, www.autism.nf.net for our price list. For more information, call 722-2803.

• Film camps for young performers. Spaces are limited. For a complete list of camps offered this summer and professional artists bios, visit camphollywood.ca.

 • If your eating is out of control, and you want to stop, Overeaters can help. No fees, no dues. Call 738-1742 for information and meeting times. Check out our website: nfooanl.wix.com/oanl and oa.org.

• The Old Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, Church Terrace, Topsail, C.B.S. will hold traditional evening prayer at 7 p.m. each Sunday during July and August. Come and worship with us in our 153-year-old building. All are welcome.

• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market is held weekly, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, from June to December and is located behind the ReMax Centre off Bonaventure and Mayor avenues. Arrive early for in-season produce.

• Historical walk — all about the Irish in Newfoundland, Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. at The Rooms. See www.boyletours.com for complete information.

• Smart Recover (free) Addictions Support Group — Helping You Break Free, from 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 71 Casey St. Call 579-2000 or email sheila@helpingmattersnl.ca for more information.

• Yoga Wednesdays from 6 -7:15 p.m. and Zumba Wednesdays from 2:30- 3:30 p.m. at Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. Free classes. Call 753-0220 to register.

• The Literacy NL Learn Line (1-800-563-1111) can provide information on a variety of local programs and services. For more information, visit www.literacynl.com.

• Kinesiology students from MUN are looking for volunteers for a new program aimed at helping people get active again after physical therapy. The Ripple Effect is a new hydro wellness program for people with conditions such as stroke, chronic pain, cancer rehabilitation and other conditions for up to two pool sessions per week. Volunteers will be trained in first aid, CPR, safe pool practices and fitness instruction. If you would like to get involved, contact Olivia Manning at ripplevolunteer@gmail.com or call 728-5258.

• The Colony of Avalon in Ferryland is open for the 2013 season. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 4. The unique history of the Colony of Avalon is brought to life for visitors through guided tours and demonstrations of life in the 17th century. For more information about the Colony of Avalon, and updates on our discoveries, visit www.colonyofavalon.ca or www.facebook.com/ColonyOfAvalon.

 • Community Relaxation Yoga summer session and essential work course is for everyone. We practise “feeling good” knowing what we practise we strengthen. For more information, call Rita at 682-7671 or see www.relaxationyoga.ca.

• 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.

• The First Link Learning Series Care Essentials sessions are being held at the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 835 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl. Use the Internet to connect to the Learning Series anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.alzheimernl.org/firstlink. For more information contact the First Link Coordinator at 576-0608.

• 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. 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 call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

• The Rosary is recited each Thursday at 8 p.m. at Terra Nova Council, Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue. All are welcome.

• Are you or is your parent homebound? Have mobility problems? At risk for falls? The VON’s in home S.M.A.R.T. Seniors Exercise Program is now accepting new participants. The program comes to you. Call 726-8597 for details.

• Volunteers wanted by the Victorian Order of Nurses. The VON is providing volunteer opportunities which are both rewarding and flexible. Call 726 -8597 to volunteer one hour per week with the VON’s SMART Program. SMART is an in-home exercise program for housebound seniors.

• The City of St. John’s has wood chips at no charge at Bowring Park and Wishingwell Park. This material is very beneficial to residents for home gardening purposes and to the City for use in public parks. These wood chips come from our annual Christmas tree drop-off program and trees which were destroyed during Tropical Storm Leslie last summer. Wood chip locations are Wishingwell Park and Bowring Park West Parking Lot (off Waterford Bridge Road west of the Cowan Avenue intersection).

• Join the Alzheimer Society in Staying One Step Ahead of Alzheimer’s Disease for their Walk for Memories which will be taking place in various locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador this summer! Contact the Alzheimer Society toll free at 1-877-776-0608 for more information or register online at www.walkformemoriesatlantic.ca for any of the upcoming walks taking place in your area. No walk taking place in your community? Contact us today to learn how to organize a walk in your town, and we’ll support you every step of the way! 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.

• 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

• Sunday Nature Programs at MUN Botanical Garden. Nature programs are offered every Sunday at MUN Botanical Garden. Drop by for a nature hike at 10 a.m., “Meet the Critter” session at 2 p.m. and duck-feeding, arts and crafts and story times are offered every Sunday afternoon, rain or shine between 2 – 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. MUN Botanical Garden is open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Road. For more information on Botanical Garden events and programs, please email bgprograms@mun.ca or telephone 864-8590. MUN Botanical Garden is open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are flower gardens to view, 5 nature trails available for hiking, and a variety of workshops, family programs and special events scheduled for the 2013 season. The Garden café is open daily, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• 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.

• Summer Concerts at Signal Hill National Historic Site at Dusk. Parks Canada is hosting a series of concerts throughout June and September that will highlight local talent in an intimate and unique setting. Get your tickets at the Signal Hill NHS Visitor Centre. ($15.70 for adults/$6.30 for students). Space is limited! For more info visit www.facebook.com/SignalHillNHS.

• MUN Botanical Garden is offering its summer drop-in programs; weekday mornings and afternoons, July – August. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for these outdoor programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are invited to bring a healthy, nut-free snack. For more information on Botanical Garden events and programs, please email bgprograms@mun.ca or telephone 864-8590.

• Suncor Energy Fluvarium Summer Day Camps. Nature camps are the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. Campers will go outdoors every day and use the area around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium and Long Pond as the home base for camp explorations. With small group sizes fun, friendship, and outdoor adventures await! There are 10 camp sessions over the summer, two age groups and only 10 Campers per session. Camps are on a first come, first-served basis and fill fast. Secure your child’s spot with a minimum $50 deposit. The full camp fee is $175 (includes a camp t-shirt) and due prior to the start of camp. Nature Discovery Camp ages 6-8, grades 1-3: June 24-28, July 2–5 (4-day $145), July 8–12, July 29–Aug. 2, Aug. 12–16, and Aug. 26–30. Nature Adventure Camp ages 9-11, grades 3-5: July 15–19; July 22-26; Aug. 5–9 (Incl. Regatta Day); Aug. 19–23. For full details and to register, contact: Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email dhennebury@fluvarium.ca.

• 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, NL, A1C 6K1. Alternately, submissions may be delivered in person at the above address. Postmark deadline: June 14, 2013. http://wanl.ca/index.html

• Volunteers wanted by the Victorian Order of Nurse. The VON is providing volunteer opportunities which are both rewarding and flexible. Call 726 -8597 to volunteer one hour per week with the VON’s SMART Program. SMART is an in-home exercise program for housebound seniors.

• The Family Life Bureau has counselling services. Individual, couple, family, sexual abuse and group counselling available upon request. For more information or to register: http://rcsj.org/content/line-registration-form for on line registration, call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director, @ 579-0168 or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• The latest work from artist Christine Koch is on exhibition at Fishers’ Loft Conference Centre in Port Rexton. Show hours are from 10 a.m - 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. For more information, call 1-877-464-3240. Exhibition ends August 30, 2013.

• Eastern Health advises the public that select drop-in Breastfeeding Support Groups in the St. John’s and surrounding areas that were scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, have been rescheduled for Monday, June 10. For more information about breastfeeding, or for a complete list of Breastfeeding Support Groups available in the region visit http://www.easternhealth.ca/WebInWeb.aspx?d=3&id=1535&p=1540

• 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: 866-780-3592. For more information visit: www.BullyingCanada.ca/org or contract BullyingCanada by telephone at: 1-877-352-4497.

• Have you ever considered exploring the underground mines of Bell Island or wanted to see the breathtakingly gorgeous and wild terrain of Fogo Island? Newfoundland and Labrador communities are brimming with hidden treasures and MNL is currently seeking to expand our team of Tidy Towns judges to find them. During the months of July and August, teams of judges visit and evaluate more than 50 registered communities from across the province and choose the winning municipalities. Judges will travel our scenic highways and soak up the local sites, taking pictures, learning local folklore and meeting the people who make up our rich culture while recording both the cultivated and natural beauty of our communities. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communications skills, a flexible schedule and the ability to travel throughout the province. A judges training session is mandatory for all first time judges. Travel costs are covered by MNL. If you are interested in participating as a Tidy Towns judge please contact Stephen Quinton, Tidy Towns program coordinator at 753-6820 or via email at squinton@municipalnl.ca.

• Registration is now on-going for fun summer camps for budding artists at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art & Design. Get details at: annatempletoncentre.com or by calling 739-7623

• VOWR has been serving our listeners since 1924 via AM Radio, more recently through Cable TV and around the world on the Internet. We know that VOWR has many devoted regular listeners and that number is increasing due to our unique programs, especially our music. Operating a radio station like ours requires financial resources to help with the ever-increasing costs related to ongoing operation and equipment maintenance and replacement. Our main source of revenue has always been you, our loyal listening audience. We want to continue this broadcast service, but to do so we need your help. This is an opportunity for you to help VOWR by making a donation. You can make a credit card donation by visiting our website www.vowr.org or you can send a cheque to P O Box 26006, St John’s, NL, A1E 0A5 or you can drop by our station on Patrick Street (at Wesley United Church) with your financial help. All donations will receive an official receipt. Your help will be really appreciated.

• Volunteers are needed at the Agnes Pratt Home to assist with recreation activities and friendly visiting. Residents and staff would appreciate your time and friendship. For further information contact Judy Cook, Coordinator Volunteer Resources at 752-8705 or fax 752-8715 or email judy.cook@easternhealth.ca.

• 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 Mt 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.

• 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 Coordinator Megan Harris-Edwards by telephone at 576-0608 or 1-877-776-0608 or by e-mail 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 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 one to tell? Join us each month for an evening’s 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 Remax Center. Please call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to reserve your table.

• 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. to 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 to 14. Each Saturday morning, the Club meets between 9 and 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, please call 726-4900 email us at 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.

• Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, is conducting an 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.

• 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.

• 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 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.

• 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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• ‘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

Organizations: College of the North Atlantic, Miller Centre, Plus Singles Club Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society Knights of Columbus Peace Church Beatles Jehovah's Witnesses John Cabot Rose Society Kennel Club Whitbourne Lions Club MUN school Beaconsfield High School Class Alzheimer Society A.C. Hunter Library Government House Deli On The Square Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland CLB Armoury Big Brothers Big Sisters

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