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.
Jennifer Morgan heard family stories about the SS Caribou sinking, and used them as the basis of a children’s comic book about the event. — Submitted photo
Today, October 10
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.
Saturday, October 12
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.
The 30 Plus Singles Club will have a dance Oct. 12 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road in St. John’s starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Cost for members is $5; non-members $9. No jeans or denim clothing.
Tuesday, October 15
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, The Family Life Bureau will begin a seven-week program called Marriage Enrichment to run 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Facilitator: Claude and Grace Pike. Call Sister Loretta at 579-0168 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 16
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre annual general meeting Wednesday Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at Memorial University Room C-2045. Free parking in Lot 5 at rear of building, public welcomed. Speaker: Dr. Phil McCausland. Details at www.stjohnsrasc.ca.
Thursday, October 17
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.
Saturday, October 19
Dance the night away with live music by Meridan, Saturday, Oct. 19 at Bally Haly. $10 single, organized by St. Joseph’s/East End Crowd. Tickets at Bally Haly or at 726-1868.
Centre for Life dinner and silent auction will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Knights of Columbus building on St. Clare Avenue. Guest speaker will be Dr. Martha Shuping, an internationally recognized speaker and author on women’s mental health issues related to abortion. Also founder of the healing outreach, the Rachel Network and facilitator for continuing educational workshops for professional health-care workers. Tickets are $35 and available by calling 579-1500. Deadline for tickets is Oct. 14.
Thursday, October 10
• The Family Life Bureau will begin an eight-week program Thursday, Oct. 10 from 9:30-11 a.m. called Mindfulness for People in Recovery. Facilitator: Andrew Safer (mindfulness instructor). Call 722-2716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• The 25th Eastport Peninsula Agricultural Exhibition will be held Oct. 10-14. Are you a gardener, baker, crafter, writer, photographer or artist? The exhibition committee is looking forward to your entries. The best overall exhibitor will be awarded $500. Exhibit category winners will receive $100, and literary and visual arts winners will receive $50. For further information, entry forms, rules and regulations, to register for events, or to purchase tickets, contact The Beaches Heritage Centre at 677-2360. The schedule of events online also at www.beachesheritagecentre.ca.
• 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.
• The seventh annual Mindscapes Gala dinner and auction on Oct. 10 at the 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.
• The Council of Special Services (NLTA) is pleased to announce the following free workshop — The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Salon A at the Sheraton Hotel. For more information contact Keith Adey at 489-6481. This workshop is free, but limited to the first 300 participants to arrive.
• October Storytelling Circle will be held on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ club. Admission is $3. We welcome first-time and accomplished tellers, and first-time and accomplished listeners. Join us each month for an evening’s entertainment, hosted this month by Michael Boyle. For more information about the Storytelling Circle and the St. John’s Storytelling Festival, visit storytellingstjohns.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 11
• 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.
Saturday, October 12
• Book Study — “Immortal Diamond,” by Richard Rohr, with Carmel Doyle and Tim Turner, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and 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 8-11 a.m. Same great menu. Cost $7 adults, $3 children younger than 12. On Monday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 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 Jiggs 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. to 1 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.
Tuesday, October 15
• General cancer support group meeting on Oct. 15 at 70 Ropewalk Ln., Daffodil Place at 7:30 p.m. For further information contact Denise McCarthy at 753-6520 ext. 228.
• In 2014, the Landfall Trust, owners of Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus, will commemorate 100 years since the arrival of Rockwell Kent, world renowned American artist and adventurer, at Kent Cottage in 1914. A figurehead replica, similar to that shown in Kent’s sketch Newfoundland Home, and described in his autobiography, “It’s Me O Lord” will be discussed. Proposals are invited for production of the replica. Visit the website for proposal guidelines and specifications at www.landfalltrust.org/pdf/Figurehead_Replica_EOI_13.pdf. Questions and final proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is Oct. 15.
• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace Church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16
• On Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., The Family Life Bureau will begin a Parenting Children Course for five weeks. Facilitator: Denise Sargeant. Call Sister Loretta 579-0168 or email email@example.com.
• 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 offered by Blomidon Place and will begin Oct. 16. Call 634-4171 if you would like further information about this program.
• Harvest Festival Jiggs dinner at St. Philip’s Parish Centre on Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Takeout available, cost is $15. Sale of produce baked goods, preserves, etc. For more information call Gary at 691-3902.
• St. Thomas’ Church annual soup, supper and card party will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. Homemade soup, sandwiches and a dessert buffet ($7 per person) will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the card party ($5 per person) at 7:30 p.m. Fall fair items are also available for sale.
• Newfoundland and Labrador Author Reading Series presents Scott Bartlett reading from his new book, “Taking Stock” on Oct. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre. Call 737-2133 for more information.
• 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.
Thursday, October 17
• 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.
• Are you or someone you know affected by Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer Society will hold its next monthly Family Support Group meeting Oct. 17 at 7 p.m, at 835 Topsail Rd., Unit 107. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and would like to attend a meeting with other family members join our meeting. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.
• 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 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.
• The fifth annual Uniformed Services gala will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Capital Hotel, Kenmount Road. This year it is hosted by the RCMP and features guest speaker Kevin Blackmore from Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. The Uniformed Services Dinner was created to bring both serving and retired members of all uniformed services together. This includes military, police, peace and enforcement officers, fire departments, correctional officers and all other branches of the uniformed services. Approximately 280 members and their spouses will be in attendance. This is a formal event. For tickets, contact your local veterans’ association, or Helen Escott at RCMP communications at 772-7334.
• Auditions for the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” to be held at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s Saturday, Oct. 19. Singers, dancers and actors. For times and music, contact 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.
• Give the Gift of Life Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 for the Baccalieu Trail Chapter of the Kidney Foundation in Back Cove, Spaniard’s Bay. Registration starts at 2 p.m. at the Holy Redeemer School, Back Cove, Spaniard’s Bay. Walk to start at 3 p.m. in Back Cove with prizes and snacks available after the walk.
• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open-mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on 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 in St. Philip’s will hold a Harvest Festival Children’s Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the parish centre. Carnival games, fish pond, face painting, snacks and prize draw for adults. Admission $2 each or $5 for three or more children in the family. To register, call the church office at 895-0715 or Margaret at 782-0988.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Join Joel Sweeney from Professionally Speaking for a session on motivation on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Public Library first floor program room. Call 737–3950 to register.
• From This Rock Culinary Tour — Inventive interpretation of locally grown and raised food prepared by some of the province’s top chefs, Oct. 23 — Twillingate, Anchor Inn Hotel, 884-2777. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• Eastern Health’s social work department at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John’s will offer a free seven-week program for cancer survivors who have been finished treatment from six weeks to two years. The program “Cancer Transitions, Moving Beyond Treatment” is designed to provide cancer survivors with support and education about exercise, nutrition, emotional health, well-being and medical management. The program will start Oct. 23 and run on Wednesdays from 2-4:30 p.m. for seven weeks at The Works on 17 Westerland Rd. in St. John’s. To register call 709-777-7604.
• On Thursday, Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. March of Dimes Canada and Muscular Dystrophy Canada are hosting a thriving with a disability information day, at the Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Rd. The event is aimed at individuals living with a disability, allied health professionals and service providers. Sessions will include discussions on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, yoga and relaxation, accessing community services and supports, pain management, care of assistive devices, transportation and more. Local services will also have display booths. The cost is $10 for attendees or $25 for health professionals. To RSVP and or if you have any questions please contact Gemma Woticky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7207.
• Counselling Service Family Life Bureau: individual, couple, family and sexual abuse counselling available upon request. To register, visit our website www.rcsj.org/family life or call Sister Loretta Walsh, director at 579-0168, or email email@example.com.
• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador’s Young Athletes programs are for children and youth with an intellectual disability. Active Start Mondays 9-10 at Cygnus Gymnastics Training Centre Basketball Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 at Wedgewood Park Gymnasium Young Athletes Mount Pearl Thursdays 6:30-8:30 at St. Peter’s Elementary Active Start Saturdays 9-10 at NL Sports Centre. For more information, call Jenn Ryan at 738-1923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The First Link program of the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a learning series for caregivers and family members. The courses in the learning series will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Participants have the opportunity to learn and share with others. For more information contact the First Link co-ordinator at 1-709-576-0608.
• 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 dry cat 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.