The Avalon Dragons invites breast cancer survivors to come paddle with us and try dragon boating on Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m., at Octagon Pond, on Topsail Road. Paddles and life-jackets will be supplied. Bad weather date is Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m. For more information visit www.avalondragons.com and to check to confirm bad weather plans or find them on Facebook.
The Avalon Dragons invites breast cancer survivors to come paddle with us and try dragon boating on Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m., at Octagon Pond, on Topsail Road. Paddles and life-jackets will be supplied. Bad weather date is Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m. For more information visit www.avalondragons.com and to check to confirm bad weather plans or find them on Facebook. — Submitted photo
Saturday, October 5
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.
Sunday, October 6
Please suppose Girl Guides when they come knocking on Oct. 6. Your support helps girls to have big fun, selling cookies big adventures and make lot of friends. Call 1-800-565-8111.
Tuesday, October 8
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.
Thursday, October 10
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.
Friday, October 4
• 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 Ave. All proceeds go toward helping homeless animals. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50. Dinner is stuffed chicken breast and veggies. Entertainment by Shane Cashin of 20/20 entertainment. 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. If you are interested buying a ticket, donating or advertising, please contact Ashley at 576-0440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A traditional church supper is being held at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Avenue, on Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Turkey/ham cold plate with a variety of salads and desserts, tea/coffee. Musical entertainment will be offered during dessert and tea/coffee. Tickets are $10 per person for students, $12 per person for non-students, and a family price of $30/family. Get your tickets now from the church office (722-2382), Millie (579-4248) or Lillian (754-2362).
• A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat Oct. 4-6 at the Max Simms Camp, Grand Falls-Windsor. Be kind to yourself and 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.
Saturday, October 5
• 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.
• 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 approximately 45-60 minutes. Why do only some trees lose their leaves? Why does the forest turn such pretty colors in 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 our 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.
• The annual St. Francis blessing of the animals service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Anglican Cathedral of St. John The Baptist. Entrance on Gower Street. All creatures great and small (and their owners) are welcome. Proceeds to the rainbow riders ministry. for more info go to www.stjohnsanglicancathedral.org.
• 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 Southern Shore Folk Arts Council presents “Friends of the Shamrock Festival” — Concert and auction on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Regional Arts Centre, Ferryland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for silent auction and live entertainment. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. featuring John Curran, D’Arcy Broderick, Matthew Byrne and more. Tickets are $30 each and are available at the following outlets: Ferryland Foodland, Ferryland Convenience, Cape Broyle Ultramar, Riverside Restaurant, O’Brien’s Music Store. Reserve a table of 10 by calling the Southern Shore Folk Arts Council office at 432-2052 or toll free 888-332-2052.
• There will be a social gathering of former residents of Tack’s Beach on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Venue: SUF Hall, Topsail. Admission: $2. Please contact Vera at 895-6429 for further information.
• 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. Ext.). 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.
Sunday, October 6
• 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 and 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.
• Rev. Vargees Devas inaugurates a new Association for Multicultural people coming from overseas to St. John’s on Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish, Mundy Pond. The celebration begins with multicultural, dances, music, singing and mass presided by Rev. Archbishop Martin Currie. All are welcome.
• 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.
Monday, October 7
• 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. until
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).
Tuesday, October 8
• On Tuesday night, Oct. 8, the editors’ group NLE presents the second event in its fall speaker series, a presentation by Christina Adams called marketing tips and take-aways for freelancers. This workshop will help you plan and manage activities to find more work, build your credibility and maintain returning clients. It’s intended primarily for editors, but much of the content will apply to self-employed people in related areas, and all are welcome to attend. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Lantern on Barnes Rd. Admission is $7 at the door. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 10
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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. Take outs 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.
• The seventh annual Mindscapes Gala Dinner and Auction on Oct. 10 at Delta Hotel. Tickets: $100 each/$1,000 table. Live and silent auction. For tickets please call 738-2179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Bereavement information and support program. This eight-week bereavement information and support group is designed for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. In this facilitator led group, members provide support to each other through a program developed for the sharing of resources and information. This program will be offered Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 10 to Nov.28 inclusive. Facilitators for this group have been trained by Pastoral Care and Ethics, Department of Eastern Health. For more information or to register for the group please contact: Jean at 368-7050 or email@example.com.
• NL Moves presents a free workshop in injury prevention for dancers on Oct. 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. at MAX Studios, 6 St. Clare Ave., St. John’s. Injury Prevention for Dancers is an interactive workshop designed to educate dancers on the fundamentals of injury prevention. Dancers are taught easy to apply principles and exercises through a combination of lecture and group participation. For more information please contact Sharon King-Campbell, project administrator, DanceNL at 743-4130.
• St. John the Evangelist Church in Coleys Point is having a breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8-11 a.m. Cost of $8. Come along and bring a friend. We are having sausage, bologna, eggs, hash browns, baked beans, toast, toutons, tea/coffee and juice.
• Book Study — “Immortal Diamond,” by Richard Rohr, with Carmel Doyle and Tim Turner, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Topsail United Church annual Harvest Festival celebrations will commence on Saturday, Oct. 12 with a thanksgiving breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Same great menu. Cost $7 adults, $3 children younger than 12. On Monday, Oct. 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 through Friday.
• Almost Home: stories about the S.S. Caribou. On the anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Caribou, hear the story that inspired Jennifer Morgan’s comic book: “Almost Home: The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou.” Railway Coastal Museum on Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. regular admission.
• General cancer support group meeting on Oct. 15 at 70 Ropewalk Lane, Daffodil Place at 7:30 p.m. For further information contact Denise McCarthy at 753-6520 ext. 228.
• 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.
• Harvest Festival Jigg’s dinner at St. Philip’s Parish Centre on Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Take out available, cost is $15. Sale of produce baked goods, preserves, etc. For more information call Gary at 691-3902.
• Needle Felting Workshop with Anne Lucas on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Try your hand at this popular fibre-art craft. Learn how to use a needle to create strong felt that can be used to make jewelry or sculpture. Admission is $30 and includes all felting materials and detailed instruction by Anne Lucas on how to create a felted sheep ornament.
• From This Rock Culinary Tour — Inventive interpretation of locally grown and raised food prepared by some of the province’s top chefs, Oct. 17 — Stephenville, Day’s Inn, 643-6666. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• 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 email@example.com.
• Once again the three St. John’s city libraries have come together to present youth in St John’s with an opportunity to share … “Share a Scare.” We are once again hosting a ghost story writing contest with a celebrity judge, (young adult author) Matthew Ledrew author of “Black Womb” and 11 other fabulous SciFi thrillers. St. John’s is a wonderful old city steeped in mystery, folklore and spooky tales, so what could be better than sharing a creepy story? This is an opportunity for children ages seven and older to share their stories and showcase their writing and storytelling talents. The winner will receive a $50 Chapters gift card, a gift bag full of writing goodies and their winning entry will be in The Telegram for all to read. Deadline is Oct. 18. For more information visit http://stjohnsghoststorycontest.blogspot.ca/.
• Fundraiser for Danielle Boland on Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. at the Bella Vista. Let’s have some fun, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Wesley Church fall fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Adults $12/children $5. A sale (baked goods/crafts etc.) will start at 9:30 a.m. A sit down roast beef dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. (adults $20/children $7). An auction will follow the dinner. For tickets call Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.
• From This Rock Culinary Tour — inventive interpretation of locally grown and raised food prepared by some of the province’s top chefs, Oct. 19 — Corner Brook, Greenwood Inn, 634-5381. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• 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.
• 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 Oct. 20 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.
• St. Philip’s Anglican Church will hold its children’s party on Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m.
• From This Rock Culinary Tour — Inventive interpretation of locally grown and raised food prepared by some of the province’s top chefs, Oct. 21 — Grand Falls-Windsor, Mount Peyton Hotel, 489-2251. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, appeal 2013 is underway. Save pets — join HC Guardian Angel Program. Foster homes needed. Donations of pet food (wet and dry) and kitty litter. We’re almost completely out of wet cat food, scoopable litter, litter boxes, cardboard scratching posts, dog chews, cat toys (besides balls), dog leashes, cat collars (the safety kind — the ones that have an easy-release clasp, or that stretch if snagged on something), and our cat dry food supply is quickly being used. For more information email email@example.com or call 739-0077.
• The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers in the St. John’s and surrounding areas. You can make an impact in someone else’s life, by offering up your time, one day a week. To find out more please call Lori Whitten at 753-6520 ext 233.
• 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.
• Family Life Bureau group happenings, self-empowerment group for men and women, perfectly imperfect, course for women, separation and divorce, mindfulness practice sessions, parenting children course, anger management for men. To register or for more information visit www.rcsj.org/family life or call Sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email email@example.com.
• The Singing Legionnaires will meet on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in city hall. Men who love singing are invited. For details call 364-2875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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. 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 email@example.com.
• 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.