IPMS St. John's — the local chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society — holds its 2013 plastic model exhibition and competition Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Local model builders are encouraged to bring their kits for the exhibition or for the competition. There is a fee of $2 for each kit entered. Registration is at the welcome desk on the day of competition. Prizes will be awarded for best in show, honourable mention and people’s choice as well as in individual categories ranging from aircraft, automobiles, ships, sci-fi, military and more.
IPMS St. John's — the local chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society — holds its 2013 plastic model exhibition and competition Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Local model builders are encouraged to bring their kits for the exhibition or for the competition. There is a fee of $2 for each kit entered. Registration is at the welcome desk on the day of competition. Prizes will be awarded for best in show, honourable mention and people’s choice as well as in individual categories ranging from aircraft, automobiles, ships, sci-fi, military and more. — Submitted photo
Friday, October 18
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 sci-fi 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 published in The Telegram for all to read. Deadline is Oct. 18. For more information visit http://stjohnsghoststorycontest.blogspot.ca/. Late entries will be taken up to Oct. 21 at the very latest.
Saturday, October 19
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.
Sunday, October 20
St. John’s Orienteering Club provincial championships will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Rain or shine. Full details and registration at www.sjoc.ca. Contact 864-8634 for more information.
Monday, October 21
St. John the Evangelist Topsail ACW will be hosting a card game in the church hall on Rectory Road, Topsail on Monday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Please bring your own cards and baskets. The cost is $5. Call Betty at 834-4736 for further information.
Tuesday, October 22
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.
Wednesday, October 23
Easter Seals NL is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of its various programs for children and youth with disabilities. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist with sledge hockey, art therapy, wheelchair basketball, swimming and disability awareness presentations. Other opportunities also exist. A volunteer orientation session will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Easter Seals House, 206 Mt. Scio Rd. For more information or to register for this session please contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or 754-1399.
Thursday, October 24
Ladies of the Sabre dessert party and card game at the St. John’s Shrine Club on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Cards at 8 p.m. Cost is $10.
Thursday, October 17
• Are you or someone you know affected by Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer Society will be holding its next monthly Family Support Group meeting on 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 please join our meeting. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.
Friday, October 18
• 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.
• 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. Mother Pearl is 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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 19
• CBC Reads with One Book, One Child on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Avalon Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join CBC at the Avalon Mall for reading circles, Artzooka! Craft Zones and more. CBC Personalities, Jonathan Crowe, Debbie Cooper, Ryan Snoddon and more, will read their favorite children’s books. Kids’ CBC characters Fresco del Gecko, Daniel Tiger, Huckle Cat and Daniel Tiger will also be there to meet and greet with kids. CBC Newfoundland & Labrador, Literacy NL, Community Food Sharing Association and Avalon Mall will be collecting new and gently used children’s books to be distributed to local food banks around the province. Go to www.cbc.ca/nl for more details.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• Powers Court open-mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels, C.B.S. Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. For more information call Frank 834-8196 or Ian 834-3544.
Sunday, October 20
• 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 20km 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 20km 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 Psoriasis Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is holding its annual Sharon Power Memorial Psoriasis Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Mundy Pond from 1-3 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Theresa’s Parish Basement, followed by the walk at 2 p.m. Refreshments and social will follow at St. Theresa’s.
• As part of their Harvest Festival Celebrations, St. Philip’s Anglican Church will hold a children’s fun day on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Parish Centre at 20 Coady’s Rd., St. Philip’s. There will be carnival games, face painting, snacks, etc. and a prize draw for adults. Admission is $2 per child or $5 for 3 or more children in the family. To register, call Margaret at 782-0988 before Oct. 18.
• The Flatrock fall fair will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Flatrock Community Centre. There will be a Christmas raffle with a variety of great items and a sale of knitted and baked goods.
• 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.
Monday, October 21
• 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.
Tuesday, October 22
• If you are interested in fascinating stories about young Newfoundlanders who fought in the First World War then you should come to the hospitality room of Mary Queen of Peace Church Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Local author and historian Gary Browne will be there as a guest speaker and one of his books entitled “The Fallen Boy Soldiers” has many gripping stories about Newfoundlanders, some as young as 15 and 16, who went to war and never came home. Everyone is welcome.
• The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Special guest speaker begins at 7:30 p.m.
• Card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall Portugal Cove on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. $5 admission, lunch provided, bring your own cards. For more information call 895-2215 or 895-6424.
Wednesday, October 23
• 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.
• Family Life Bureau Parenting Children Course (five weeks) on Oct. 23, 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Facilitator: Denise Sargeant BScPT, MMFT. Call Sister Loretta 579-0168 or email email@example.com.
• 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.
• Women in Science and Engineering NL is marking its 25th with “Celebrating Our Past, Shaping Our Future” Oct. 23 at the Holiday Inn, St. John’s. The conference includes afternoon panels (2 p.m.) and banquet (6 p.m.). Keynote speaker is Greta Raymond. Prior to consulting in the areas of environment, health, safety and sustainability, Greta was vice-president at Petro-Canada. She is chair of the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, a non-profit providing clean water internationally. Greta will offer lessons learned to inspire future women scientists and engineers and their support networks. For more info and to register: www.wisenl.ca/WISENL25.
Thursday, October 24
• 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 or if you have any questions please contact Gemma Woticky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7207.
• The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is pleased to present the first annual Manuels River Halloween Haunt, Oct. 24-31. This week of spooky festivities will entertain the whole family. With a kids’ craft corner, choice of scare level in the haunted house, and an eerie movie series, there’s something for everyone. The haunted house is open 4-8 p.m. every day from Oct. 24-31 (last entry for the house is 7:45 p.m. daily).
• Saltwater Jamboree Variety Show with special guest: Wince Coles and Dave Wilson on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Anglican Church parish hall. Admission is $10, $5 for children younger than 12 years. For more info call Margaret 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. 25 — Clarenville, St. Jude Hotel, 466-1717. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• The Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador will be holding an art exhibition and sale of original works at the Arts and Culture Centre, Oct. 25–27. Opening reception is Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.
• Positive Thinkers breakfast on Oct. 26 from 9-11 a.m. at Bally Haly. Speaker is Ryan Snoddon. To book your seat email the Positive Thinkers Club at email@example.com.
• Topsail United Church annual fall flea market will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A huge selection of items. All are welcome.
• Join The Neighbourhood Strays, Friday, Oct. 25, for a night of dark and devilish Halloween-themed performances. The spooktacular Peter Duchemin will be the master of ceremonies. Special guests: Company of Gypsys, Evelyn Osborne, Brian Cherwick and Audra Simmons of The Dark Side Studio (Toronto). Tickets are $15 at the Arts and Culture Centre box office or online, www.artsandculturecentre.com. Seating is limited and it is advised to purchase your tickets in advance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m.
• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue will be holding its annual fall fair on Oct. 26 starting at 9 a.m. in the church auditorium. Wonderful stalls including baked goods, a Newfoundland stall, jewelry, sewn and knitted items, a Kiddies Korner and other surprises. Morning coffee, lunch and a salad buffet supper will be served. Supper is $15 — sittings at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Please call the church office at 579-0039 for information and tickets. Come along and bring a friend.
• Cowan Heights United Church are having a Jiggs dinner, roast beef, homemade desserts and variety show on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Adults $25, children $10. Tickets are available at the church office 745-2871.
• St. Augustine’s fall fair supper and gospel concert will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. Supper starts at 5:30 p.m. and concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for supper and $10 for concert. Entertainment for this event will be provided by Jacob’s Passage. To book tickets please contact April at the church office at 753-1931.
• St. Thomas of Villanova Parish is pleased to present “Fall Fantasy — A Gala Event” on Saturday, Oct. 26 at St. Thomas of Villanova parish hall in Manuels. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come and join us for a delightful evening featuring a three-course meal, live and silent auctions, games of chance and great entertainment. Tickets $40 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 834-9481 or call Marie Deacy at 689-2642.
• The 30 plus Singles Club will have a Halloween dance Saturday, Oct. 26 at St. Teresa’s Hall, Mundy Pond Road in St. John’s, starting at 9:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume from the purchased and homemade categories. Members $5, non-members $9. Jeans are permitted for this dance.
• From This Rock Culinary Tour — Inventive interpretation of locally grown and raised food prepared by some of the province’s top chefs, Oct. 27 — Harbour Grace, Harbour Breeze, 765-8483. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• Lenny the Leaf — Kids Club program for October at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ongoing to Oct. 27. Program runs approx. 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.
• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Oct. 27. at 2 p.m.
• Choral Concert in aid of Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. “Les Ms. and Friends Sing for Care” concert Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at The Kirk featuring Les Ms., Anchormen Chorus, Holy Heart Alumnae Choir, QVE, St. Bon’s Chamber Choir, and soloist Kelly-Ann Evans. Tickets $20 available online http://cancercarefoundation.nl.ca/. Come celebrate our thriving choral community while raising funds for the Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
• On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Wesley Male Choir will take part in the evening service at the Salvation Army Citadel on Adam’s Avenue 6 p.m. Reverend Bill Mercer will be presiding. All are welcome.
• Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold an evening service on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Special guests Grace Gospel Singers. Pre-hymn sing at 6.45 p.m.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• ACW card game at St. Philip’s parish centre Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Lunch will be served. For more information call Rebecca 895-2343.
• From This Rock — Restaurant Hall of Fame Award on Oct. 29 at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $125 plus HST. Hosted by Shaun Majumder. Get your tickets by calling 765-8483 or email@example.com. Visit www.edining.ca for more details.
• Beagle Paws is seeking caring individuals and families to foster loving homeless beagles on a temporary basis. Supplies and veterinary care are provided. You provide the love. If you have room in your home and heart for a beagle in need then we would love to hear from you. Please call 738-7297 or visit www.beaglepaws.com for more information.
• A round trip to any WestJet destination could be yours in the Alzheimer Society annual ticket draw fundraising event. Tickets are just $5 each, so call toll free at 1-877-776-0608 to get your tickets today. Total of five prizes worth over $8,700 so make sure to turn your $5 into a fantastic prize worth thousands. The winning tickets will be drawn on Feb. 14, 2014 so contact the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 576-0608 or online at www.alzheimernl.org/ticketdraw to get your tickets today.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 its dry cat food supply is quickly being used. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.