On Sept. 29 from 12-3 p.m. the RBC Duck Race Family Festival will be held at Herder Bridge, Rennie's River (Nearest to intersection of Portugal Cove and Rennie’s Mill Road). Duck race tickets $10 each or 3 for $25 in advance at local RBCs. Free: Live music, barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Check Fluvarium.ca or call 722-DUCK for more information.
On Sept. 29 from 12-3 p.m. the RBC Duck Race Family Festival will be held at Herder Bridge, Rennie's River (Nearest to intersection of Portugal Cove and Rennie’s Mill Road). Duck race tickets $10 each or 3 for $25 in advance at local RBCs. Free: Live music, barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Check Fluvarium.ca or call 722-DUCK for more information. — Telegram file photo
Saturday, September 28
The St. John’s Choir is having a flea market on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of Wesley United Church Patrick St. Admission is $1.
Sunday, September 29
St. John’s Orienteering Club event Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is in Petty Harbour, end of Cribbies lane, turn at the War Memorial. Maps $2 beginners welcome. Please pre-register at www.sjoc.ca to ensure sufficient maps available. Contact 864-8634.
Tuesday, October 1
The monthly meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held at St David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. Lorna Hogan of Murray’s Garden Centre will give a presentation on house plants. Our fall plant sale will take place as well and now is a great time to put perennials into your garden. Refreshments and friendly garden chat following the meeting.
Thursday, October 3
The Friends of the Craft Council invite you to the Partridgeberry Moonlit dinner and auction, at the Johnson Geo Centre on Thursday, Oct. 3. The evening will include dining, musical entertainment and a tempting selection of handcrafted and other items on auction. Funds raised at this event will enable the Craft Council to support the passion of emerging craftspeople and welcome the vitality that they bring to craft in the province. Purchase tickets in advance at the Craft Council, 59 Duckworth St., or by calling 753-2749.
Thursday, September 26
• Family Life Bureau group happenings September 2013 — Perfectly Imperfect (10 weeks), course for women, begins Sept. 26. Anger Management for Men: (seven weeks) begins Sept. 26. To register or for more information visit www.rcsj.org/family life or call Sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 27
• Information session for caregivers on Sept. 27, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Caregivers care for a family members or a friend of any age whose abilities are restricted due to illness, disability, an accident, medical condition or aging. Join us and ask your questions. Speakers Ed Wade and Paula Lancaster of Caregivers Out of Isolation NL and Deborah Robinson, Social Worker at Eastern Health. In addition to delivering information we are committed to “Self Care” messages — the importance of looking after you. This event is free including refreshments and lunch. There is funding for travel costs or respite — ask for details. To be held at the Park Place Community Centre, Mount Pearl. Registration is required — Paula 726-2370.
• The annual pro-life banquet and conference will be held Sept. 27-28 with Jim Hughes, National President of the Campaign Life Coalition of Canada and Patrick Craine, a leader of the national pro-life media, among the keynote speakers. The $45 Sept. 27 banquet registration is due Sept. 20. The one day conference will be at The Worship Centre, 10 Canada Dr., St. John’s, on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a $20 registration welcomed at the door. To register or for information contact Colette Fleming at 364-1119, or Margaret Hynes at 279-2580 or email@example.com.
Saturday, September 28
• Flea market at All Saints Parish, Foxtrap on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served for lunch. If you wish to rent a table call Barb 834-4795.
• MUN Botanical Garden and Northeast Avalon REDB bring together Community Partners to launch the inaugural Food ‘n Garden Fair — Celebrating Ken Proudfoot’s Legacy. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mt. Scio Rd. Admission to the Garden is free for that day; however, donations will be gratefully accepted. To partake of the food tasting experience will cost $20. These passes can be purchased online or in-person at the Garden. Visit www.mun.ca/botgarden/ or www.northeastavalonredb.ca to purchase your food tasting pass online. Only 300 passes are available.
• Back to School Kids Club program for September at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium Saturdays and Sundays ongoing to Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Fish go to school? Maybe not, but many fish school together to stay safe. What else do fish do all day? Join us to discover the secret life of fish.
• NL Moves kicks off its new season with free Debke workshop on Sept. 28 from 3-5 p.m. at the LSPU Hall Second Space, 3 Victoria St. DanceNL is proud to present the first NL Moves of the 2013-14 season — all are welcome to participate in this free Debke workshop with Ainsley Dicks. Debke is a folk dance that’s done by people of all ages in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq. The movements consist mainly of steps, hops, kicks and stomps, and dancers follow a leader in a line or a circle. Ainsley Dicks will be leading this free workshop in association with the Resource Centre for the Arts and Culture Days. All are welcome to participate, free of charge. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Pants are preferable to skirts.
• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a barbecue and dance on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the RCAF Club at 565 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville. Barbecue and dance cost: $10 for members/$20 for non-members. Dance only $5 for members, $9 for non-members. Barbecue meal served at 8 p.m. Dance from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Please note the cutoff time for ordering your steaks. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. of the Friday before the barbecue by calling 722-3060 and leaving a message stating your name, phone number and how many meals you are ordering. Any orders placed and not cancelled by this deadline must still be paid for. Jeans are permitted.
Sunday, September 29
• On Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Marlene Creates will be holding an open mike at The Boreal Poetry Garden in Portugal Cove as one of over 800 events taking place in 115 countries around the world for 100 Thousand Poets and Musicians for Change. This is an international celebration and demonstration of the arts as a nurturer of change. RSVP by Sept. 22 if you’d like to participate.
Monday, September 30
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Community Arts Program to support projects by community based non-profit arts organizations and groups. Application deadline: Monday, Sept. 30. Projects must start on or after Dec. 1. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale St., 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nlac.ca.
Wednesday, October 2
• The Psoriasis Society of Newfoundland and Labrador invites psoriasis suffers and loved ones to attend the official society launch on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s City Hall in the Greene/Foran room. Come and meet others affected by psoriasis and get the latest information from local dermatologists.
• Delta St. John’s Hotel will be hosting a Pop-up Deli in support of Cabot Habitat for Humanity on Friday, Oct. 4 from 12-2 p.m. in Salon A ballroom. The deli will be hosted by Chef Steven Gugelmeier of the Delta with guest Chef Roary MacPherson of Sheraton Hotel NL. Price is $10 per person and parking is included. No advance reservations required.
• A fundraiser for Heavenly Creatures hosted by CBC’s Krissy Holmes. Great items to be bid on, and great prizes to be won on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue. All proceeds go toward helping homeless animals. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50. To buy tickets, call Ashley at 576-0440 or email email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased online through email money transfer, and held at the door. You can also get tickets at the Heavenly Creatures office, 3 Cashin Ave. We’re open from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays. We’re seeking donations of goods, and advertisers/sponsors, for this event. If you are interested in donating or advertising, please contact Ashley at 576-0440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat Oct. 4-6 at the Max Simms Camp, Grand Falls-Windsor. Be Kind to Yourself — attend a Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat in Central Newfoundland at the Max Simms Camp. Join other like-minded folks for two days and nights and learn about the many tools and programs available for healing, grounding and gaining serenity. Your fee covers two nights’ accommodations, six meals, four workshops and evening programs. For more information call 895-0544 or email email@example.com.
• St. Thomas’ Church fall fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 9 a.m. at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. There will be various stalls, morning coffee and an eat-in luncheon. Luncheon tickets are available at 754-0151.
• Lenny the Leaf — Kids Club program for October at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Oct. 5-27. Program runs approx. 45-60 minutes. Why do only some trees lose their leaves? Why does the forest turn such pretty colors in the fall? This program takes Fluvarium Kids outside to examine the awesome changes happening all around us during the fall season. Come on a journey through its stream-side forest in Newfoundland’s most colorful season, hear the Legend of Lenny the Leaf and make a craft to celebrate this mystical time of year.
• St. Augustine’s (1 Westerland Rd., beside Aquarena) cold-plate takeout (ham, roast beef, salads, roll) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. Pre-ordering is required by calling April at 753-1931. Pick-up is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $10 each.
• Harvest Moon dance and fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Bella Vista Torbay Road. Tickets $15 each on sale at Freds Records, Travel Bug (Avalon Mall) and Marguerite’s Place (170 Cashin Ave. Extension). Featuring music by The Secrets, The Reddy or Knots and The Salty Dolls and the Moonshine Men. Door prize, raffles and 50/50 draw. Come support Marguerite’s Place and The Multicultural Women’s Organization NL. Please call 753-0220 for more details.
• Emotional freedom technique (EFT) workshop on Oct. 5. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. These personal negative thoughts can keep you from moving forward in life and can also contribute to stress and disease. In this three-hour EFT Workshop you will be introduced to the concept of EFT. You will learn the tapping process for personal use and will practice the procedure in relation to a personal peace process. Cost is $45 per workshop. To register contact Phyllis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on Saturday, Oct. 5. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.
• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a dinner and dance on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Knights of Columbus (downstairs), 49 St. Clare Ave. Dinner/dance $20 for members $30 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased from Marina Grace at 579-2582. Dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Dance is at 9:30 p.m. Dance only cost is $5 for members, $9 for non-members. Please note the cutoff time for ordering dinner tickets is Monday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Jeans/denim clothing of any type are not permitted for this event. There will be no refunds on tickets.
• The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 24th annual Telethon on Oct. 6 on EastLink and Community Stations throughout the region. For more information or to become involved call Don or Shelly at 945-5289. Help us, help you with your donation.
• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Oct. 6 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.
• LifeChain is an annual prayerful and silent public witness to life, held on the same day on the street corners in every Canadian province and American state. To ensure that the most eastern link is upheld, Pro-Life NL will be hosting LifeChain in front of 202 LeMarchant Rd. on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. You are invited to join us as we pray and promote awareness. For info contact email@example.com.
• LifeChain is an annual prayerful and silent public witness to life, held on the same day on the street corners in every Canadian province and American state. Campaign Life Coalition NL will be hosting LifeChain in front of the Marystown Town Hall on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. You are invited to join us as we pray and promote awareness. For info contact 279-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Coping with Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 8-29 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com.
• VOWR will be holding a Radiothon Fundraiser between Monday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. VOWR broadcast staff will be on the air requesting financial pledges with the proceeds going towards upgrading current operating equipment in the station’s main control room. All donations will be gratefully accepted and pledges can be made by calling 579-9233. Donations can be mailed to VOWR (P.O. Box 26006, St. John’s, N.L., A1E 0A5); left at the Drop Box at the studio on Patrick St.; or made via PayPal on the VOWR website (VOWR.ORG).
• Come and experience the awe of “The Journey of the Universe” — a video that explores the wonders of our evolving universe and our place in it. Written by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, this film presents our cosmic journey through time as a profound process of creativity, connection and interdependence. Showing at St. Pius X Parish, Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Event is sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice and the St. Pius X CWL.
• Boundaries, with Agnes Hutchings, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 10 to Nov. 14 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• St. Michael and All Angels Men’s Association fall flipper dinner (pork alternate) and bake sale will be held at the St. John’s Shrine Club Topsail Road on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. Please call 579-8279 to book tickets. Takeouts are available. Call early to avoid disappointment.
• Mindfulness for people in recovery from addictions (eight-weeks) begins Oct. 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Family Life Bureau. Cost is $175/sliding scale. Call Andrew for more information at 722-2716. “Mindfulness” helps to increase awareness of urges and cravings and trains you to remain present rather than reacting impulsively.
• Wesley United Church will hold a macaroni and cheese luncheon on Oct. 10 at 12:30 p.m. with a social to follow. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by calling Pheobe Sheppard at 782-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.
• Book study — “Immortal Diamond,” by Richard Rohr, with Carmel Doyle and Tim Turner, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 12, Nov. 9, 30 and Dec. 7 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com.
• Topsail United Church Annual Harvest Festival Celebrations will commence on Saturday Oct. 12 with a thanksgiving breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m. Same great menu. Cost $7 adults, $3 children under 12. On Monday October 14 beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. our annual sale of baked goods, preserves and crafts, also a soup Luncheon with dessert tea and coffee cost Just $7. Our annual Jigg’s dinner will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost $14. To reserve tickets please call the church office at 834-4567 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily Monday until Friday.
• Western Health is offering a support and education group for parents and caregivers of teens with problematic substance use. Choices and Consequences is an eight-week program that will provide participants with knowledge about the signs and symptoms of drug use, stages of use, communication skills, enabling, logical consequences, harm reductions, treatment issues, relapse/relapse prevention. The program is being offered by Blomidon Place and will begin Oct. 16. Please call 634-4171 if you would like further information about this program.
• St. James Go Project Youth Present A Spirit of Newfoundland dinner theatre fundraiser “Beatles … Back In The N.F.L.D.” Join us for an evening of entertainment and food, provided by Spirit of Newfoundland on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street. Tickets $80 per person. For information or to make a reservation, call 579-3023, toll free 1-877-661-3023 or visit www.spiritofnewfoundland.com.
• Eight-week bereavement information and support program, with Susan Templeton and Donna Burt, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 22 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. (Registration deadline is Oct. 18). Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Fundraiser for Danielle Boland on Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. at the Bella Vista. Let’s have some fun, and drink some rum, and raise some money. We have Mother Pearl playing that night. Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door. Tickets will be available next week at Dudes & Divas or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• Do you want to be part of the excitement of Eastern Canada’s toughest road race? The runners of the 2013 Penney Mazda Cape to Cabot 20k Road Race on Oct. 20 need your help with water stations, road marshalling and many other indoor and outdoor logistics. You can sign up to be a volunteer by visiting the registration section of the Penney Mazda Cape to Cabot website at www.capetocabot.com/registration. The Penney Mazda Cape to Cabot 20k race is a creation of Athletics NorthEAST running club. For more information on the race as well as volunteer registration, please visit our website at www.capetocabot.com.
• Bioenergetics Exercise Classes, with Donna Burt, Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Elder Workshop “Transformative Aging,” with Sister Ann Billard, Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m on Oct. 28 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com.
• Radical Forgiveness, with Susan Cummings, Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Oct. 29 to Dec. 3 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Bio-spiritual Focusing with Donna Burt, Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 -27 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com.
• The Heart and Stroke Foundation needs volunteers for their February 2014 Heart Month campaign. During the person-to-person (P2P) campaign across Newfoundland and Labrador, volunteers go door-to-door collecting donations from family and friends, raising a significant percentage of the Foundation’s annual revenues. Judy Howlett, Director of Campaign Development for Newfoundland and Labrador, needs volunteer captains and canvassers in the St. John’s area and across the province. To find out more about how even a few hours of your time can make a big difference, contact Judy at 753-8521 or 1-888-473-4636.
• Technology Classes at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. To register for classes, please call the library at 737-3950. Require help with a specific topic? Help is available every Tuesday in October on the third floor of the A.C. Hunter Public Library from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information contact Anita Murphy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 737-4086. To register for a class phone 737-3950.
• The Singing Legionnaires on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in city hall. Men who love singing invited. Details at 364-2875 or email@example.com.
• Eastern Health will be offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops during fall 2013 to help people living with chronic illnesses learn to better manage their own health and live better. The workshops are called, Improving Health: My Way. Whether that chronic condition is asthma, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, depression or some other chronic condition. Improving Health: My Way will help people communicate more effectively with their doctor, family and friends, and live healthier lives. For further information on workshop and training schedules, please visit Eastern Health’s website at www.easternhealth.ca/OurServices. To sign up for a self-management workshop in your area, please call 752-3946 or toll free 1-866-880-8998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro proudly presents the second annual Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families in support of Ronald McDonald House. A number of Red Shoe Crew-Walk for families events will be held in September in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This event coincides with the first birthday of Ronald McDonald House. Get your pledge sheet today and make your steps count for families. For more information please visit OurHouseNL.ca.
• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market is held weekly, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June to December and is located behind the Re/Max Centre off Bonaventure and Mayor Avenues. Arrive early for in-season produce.
• In 2014, the Landfall Trust, owners of Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus, N.L. will commemorate 100 years since the arrival of Rockwell Kent, world renowned American artist and adventurer, at Kent Cottage in 1914. A component of the commemoration events will be the mounting of a figurehead replica similar to that shown in Kent’s sketch “Newfoundland Home,” and as described in his autobiography, “It’s Me O Lord.” Proposals are invited for the production of the replica. Please consult our website for proposal guidelines and specifications at www.landfalltrust.org/pdf/Figurehead_Replica_EOI_13.pdf. Questions and final proposals should be emailed to email@example.com. Deadline for submission is Oct. 15.