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Thursday, October 24
• 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).

 A 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. Les Ms. performs recently in the garden of Hope at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Treatment Centre in St. John’s. — Telegram file photo

• The 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., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 gwoticky@marchofdimes.ca or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7207.

Friday, October 25

• 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.

• 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 $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 on Oct. 25 in Clarenville at the

St. Jude Hotel, 466-1717. For reservations and details call the venue or visit www.edining.ca for more details.

• On Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. the Wesley United Church Youth Group will be hosting the Disney Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. There is no charge and everyone is welcome to attend (the movie is rated G, but has a couple of scary scenes).

Saturday, October 26

• Cupids Legacy Centre — Spooks, Spectres, and Skeletons on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Come and join us for an evening of storytelling if you dare. Local storytellers will delightfully spook the audience with a variety of local stories of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. Indulge your Halloween spirit — and maybe win a prize — by showing up in costume. Admission is $8.

• The Johnson Geo Centre will present a free public lecture, taking place on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., featuring Andrew Kerr, senior geologist with the Geological Survey of Newfoundland, speaking on “Shorelines, Fire and Ice: Geological Stories in the Rocks of Fogo and Change Islands.”

• For the 29th year, the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest will partner with Prince of Wales Collegiate (PWC) and the Salvation Army on Saturday, Oct. 26 for its annual Fall Food Drive. With the support of the local St. John’s community, the morning event will result in tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of food being stocked on the shelves of the Salvation Army’s food bank. Residents of St. John’s can expect students of PWC and Rotary volunteers to be going door to door throughout the city on Saturday morning, Oct. 26, asking for non-perishable goods. Rotary respectfully asks for your support.

 • 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 daemon@positivethinkersclub.org.

• Eastern Health reminds the public that its Women’s Health Clinic will hold its annual Women’s Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Centre. Pap tests and breast exams will be offered by female staff only. Refreshments will be provided. To book an appointment call 777-3018.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Ave. 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, jewelery, 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 are scheduled for 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.

• The Anglican Cathedral Autumn Sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Cathedral Parish Hall, Queen’s Road opening at 10 a.m. This sale, one of the oldest continuous events of this type in St. John’s, has all of the standard stalls, including of course a Christmas stall as well as candy, books, bakery, novelty and many, many more. Morning coffee is served from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Soup and sandwiches lunch served from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and the extraordinary turkey teas from 5-7 p.m. For more information go to www.stjohnsanglicancathedral.org. Come and join us for a happy day of fun and fellowship.

  • Topsail United Church annual fall flea market takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to

3 p.m. a huge selection of items, there will also be a giant auction on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. All are welcome, Visa and MasterCard accepted at the auction.

• Cowan Heights United Church is 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.

Sunday, October 27

• St. John’s Orienteering Halloween event on Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. Maps $2, beginners welcome. Starting location is Nordic Ski Building Butterpot Park. Details and registration at www.sjoc.ca.  For more, call 864-8634

• Join The Neighbourhood Strays on Friday, Oct. 26, 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.

• Halloween Howl Family Program at MUN ‘Boo-tanical’ Garden on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit MUN Botanical Garden and discover why bats, owls, crows, spiders, and even witches’ brooms, are not all that scary once you get to know them. Free admission for children in costume, Friends of the Garden and MUN students. Registration is not required.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Suitable for young children and their families. For more information, please contact the Garden at 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.

• Weekend eight-hour session in either T’ai Chi Chih  or Chow Qigong (Chee-gong), depending on interest, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., in St. John’s, Friday evening and all day Saturday, Nov. 1-2. Bringing together Eastern and Western practices to help facilitate the flow and balance of our body’s natural energy for greater vitality and health in body/mind/spirit. For all ages. Pre-registration required by Saturday, Oct. 26. Please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or call

579-7863 or 727-7863. Visit www.taichichihnl.ca for more info.

• From This Rock Culinary Tour — Inventive interpretation of locally grown and raised food prepared by some of the province’s top chefs, Oct. 27  in Harbour Grace at the 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 approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Why do only some trees lose their leaves?  Why does the forest turn such pretty colours 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 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 Heritage Shop of NL invites visitors of downtown St. John’s to join in the official launch of “The New Land with the Green Meadows” by Anne Stine Ingstad on Oct. 27 from 2-4  p.m. at 309 Water Street Heritage Shop, Second Floor Gallery. Anne Stine and her husband Helge Ingstad, made the discovery of a Norse settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows in the 1960’s. This book is a recollection of the experiences and stories that took place during the excavation of this settlement between 1961-68.

• On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Wesley Male Choir will take part in the Evening Service at the Salvation Army Citadel on Adam’s Avenue at

6 p.m. Rev Bill Mercer will be presiding. All are welcome.

Monday, October 28

• 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. Pre-register by phone at

753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• 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 at 895-2343.

Tuesday, October 29

• 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 admin@ranl.ca. Visit www.edining.ca for more details.

•  Radical Forgiveness, with Susan Cummings, Tuesdays, 7:30 -9 p.m., Oct. 29 to Dec. 3 at The Lantern,  35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

Wednesday, October 30

• Topsail United Church annual giant auction will be held Wednesday Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Visa/MasterCard available.

• Dr. Guy R. Brassard, former Dean of Science at Memorial University, will present a public lecture on The Missionary Work of Rev. Arthur Charles Waghorne in Newfoundland and Labrador

1875-1900 at Queens College on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at

7 p.m. Parking is available on the Queens lot.

Thursday, October 31

• The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications from registered charities for grants of up to $2,000 to fund innovative projects that will benefit the communities of our province.

Projects in a variety of fields will be considered, including health, heritage, arts, education, social welfare, and environmental protection. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31. Visit cfnl.ca to download an application form, or call  753-9899 for more information.

 

UPCOMING

• For the past 30 years, the RCMP’s annual Klondike Night as raised $914,188.49 for 43 charities in Newfoundland and Labrador. 2014 will be the 31st anniversary of this historic event and the final year. The RCMP Klondike Night committee is hoping 2014 will be the million dollar year. Raising $85,812 will take us to the million-dollar mark. We are looking for two provincial charities who will be the final benefactors of Klondike Night. Charities can find the criteria and application information on the RCMP website at rcmp.ca/nl under the “Klondike Night” tab. The cut off for applications is Friday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact Helen Cleary-Escott, RCMP Media Relations Unit at 772-7334. The final RCMP Klondike Night will be Friday, March 7, 2014.

• St. John’s Shrine Club: throughout the month of November there will be a daily draw of 100 except each Saturday, when a cash prize of $250 will be awarded. A special draw of $200 will be awarded on Nov. 11. Saturday and Sunday draws will be drawn on the following Monday. On Nov. 1 there will be an early bird draw of $ 500 and on Nov. 30 a $1,000 final draw. Each ticket entitles you to 30 draws. Daily draws to be held on VOCM at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds for the benefit of Shriners activities. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each from the Shrine Club on Topsail Road or by calling Ed at 368 5459.

• VON St. John’s presents the 6th annual Trivia Challenge with quizmaster Krissy Holmes. Get your thinking caps on and grab friends and family for a fun night to support a great cause on Nov. 1 at

7 p.m. at the Reid Community Centre. Auctions, draws, prizes, snacks and a cash bar. All proceeds go to VON services and programs like Meals on Wheels, SMART, Coping at Home and Foot Care. Just $35 per person (with a $20 tax receipt).

• St. Philip’s Anglican Church will be holding a Harvest Festival Dance on Friday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 p.m. in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Road,

St. Philip’s.  Music by Stan Butler. Admission $12 single. Door prize is a $25 gas card.  Bring your own refreshments. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Margaret at 782-0988.

• St. James UCW will be holding a sale and morning coffee on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Church Auditorium, 330 Elizabeth Ave. from 9:45 a.m. to

12 p.m.  Tickets $6 available at the door.

• St. Peter’s Parish, Upper Gullies will be holding its annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. with morning coffee.  A variety of items for sale: preserves, baked goods, sewing and knitted goods, christmas items and a silent auction.  Dinner at 6 p.m., consiting of cold turkey and buffett of salads and desserts, followed by a card game. For tickets call the church office at 744-2648.

• Afternoon tea and sale on

Nov. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at First United Church Women, 221 Park Avenue, Mount Pearl. Adults — $5/children — $1. Call church office for tickets at 368-2194 or pay at the door.

• “A Fish’s Tale” Kids Club program for November at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium! Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from

Nov. 2-24. Program runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Note that special programs run during Spawning Festival Nov. 9 and 10. Discover the changes a little fish must go through as we take Fluvarium Kids on the journey of a Brown Trout.  It is spawning season at The Fluvarium, some lucky visitors may even get to see the fish laying eggs.  Enjoy this Family Fun program with a fishy tale, game and craft!

 • Teachers on Wheels will hold a day-long tutor-training workshop Saturday, Nov. 2. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

• St. Michael and All Angels parish will hold its annual fall sale Saturday, Nov. 2 at St. Mary’s parish hall on Craigmillar Avenue in St. John’s. Doors open 9:30 a.m. with usual stalls, morning coffee

10 a.m. to noon, ($5), buffet supper 5 p.m. ($20) and card party 7 p.m. ($2). For takeouts ($12) call

579-8279 or 368-2844.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 more than $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!

 • 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 ReMax Centre off Bonaventure and Mayor Avenues. Arrive early for in-season produce.

• Win $10,000. Compete in 10 challenges for the fastest time. Urban Pursuit brought to you by Easter Seals and TW Fitness. Be good enough to win! Register today www.eastersealsnl.ca.

• The scientific evidence is now confirming what many of us already knew: obesity and eating disorders are a very serious threat to our nation’s health. If you or someone you care about are concerned about this, you can do something about it. For more information, please call Overeaters Anonymous: 738-1742 (toll free outside St. John’s:1-877-738-1742). Check out the 12 step program that has given hundreds of thousands back their lives and happiness at www.oa.org

• 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 Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email flb@nf.aibn.com.

• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador’s Young Athletes programs are for children and youth with an intellectual disability. Active Start Mondays at 9-10 a.m. at Cygnus Gymnastics Training Centre Basketball Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Wedgewood Park Gymnasium Young Athletes Mount Pearl Thursdays 6:30 8:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Elementary Active Start Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. at NL Sports Centre. For more information, call Jenn Ryan at 738 1923 or email jenrr@sonl.ca.

Organizations: Queens College, March of Dimes Canada, Holiday Inn Prince of Wales Collegiate Salvation Army The Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Lawrence Anglican Church Parish Hall Wesley United Church Youth Group Anglican Church Church Auditorium Johnson Geo Centre Rotary Club Topsail United Church Visa MasterCard The Lantern Positive Thinkers Club Health Clinic Health Centre The Anglican Cathedral Autumn Sale RCMP The Suncor Energy Fluvarium Cowan Heights United Church Parish Centre Nordic Shrine Club The Heritage Shop of NL 309 Water Street Heritage Shop Evening Service Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP Klondike Night committee Shriners Reid Community Centre First United Church Women Kids Club Brown Trout The Fluvarium Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Counselling Service Family Life Bureau Cygnus Gymnastics Training Centre Basketball Wedgewood Park Gymnasium Young Athletes Mount Pearl NL Sports Centre

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Portugal Cove, Clarenville Change Islands St. Thomas St. Augustine Manuels Toronto MUN Botanical Garden Harbour Grace Green Meadows Topsail Road 221 Park Avenue Mount Pearl Craigmillar Avenue

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