Thursday, November 7
• Fall Bazaar, being held at The Agnes Pratt Home on Thursday, Nov. 7 from
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities include bake sale, craft sale, white elephant sale and games. A small number of lunch tickets remain for the noon serving at $7. Tickets for lunch can be picked up at the home’s front desk prior to the day of the sale.
• On Nov. 7, Atlantic Light Theatre, St. John’s newest theatre company, presents “Do You Hear The People Sing?” an evening of musical favourites performed by the stellar cast of the upcoming production of “Les Miserables.” This all ages concert will be held at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall and co-hosted by Jacinta Mackey Graham and Doug Vaughan. Tickets for the Nov. 7 concert are $25 and available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office.
• Creating Connections Course for Women (five week-Part I) on Nov. 7 from 7-9 p.m. This is a course for women who feel the pressure to meet the expectations of others and often struggle with feeling “Never Enough, despite their best efforts.: Facilitator: Denise Sargeant BScPT, MMFT Call Sister Loretta 579-0168 or email: email@example.com.
• The Marjorie Mews Public Library is proud to welcome Jamie MacWhirter author of “A Soldier’s Tale” today, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Tea and coffee will be served, hope to see you there. This is a registered event, please call 737-3020 for details.
• Jim Fidler will be launching his new CD “RPM” today, Nov. 7 at Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, the Masonic Temple in St. John’s, from
8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $30 single and $50 double and includes a copy of the CD. Please call 579-3023 or go to jimfidler.com to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.
Friday, November 8
• Book sale at the A.C. Public Library in the Arts and Culture Centre Nov. 8 and 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fiction, mystery, fantasy, history, canadiana, newfoundlandia, romance, cooking, children’s and much more. Donations of gently used books are welcome. Label your box/bag “St. John’s Library Board “ and drop it off at one of the three branches.
• Friday movie night: “October Baby” in the conference room, Pastoral Centre Nov. 8 from 7-9:30 p.m. On a journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah discovers that every life is beautiful.
• On Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9, two free public workshops will be held in St. John’s to promote the agricultural use of biochar, an organic soil amendment with remarkable agricultural and environmental properties. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Contact Lori Heath, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 738-7542.
• Alcoholic Anonymous ( with Al-Anon participation ) is holding their Annual Fall Convention and Banquet Nov. 8-10 at The Comfort Inn, 106 Airport Rd. The Opening AA/Al-anon speaker meeting starts Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. More information at www.aastjohns.nf.net under events.
Saturday, November 9
• On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Newman Sound Men’s Choir will present “Remember,” a special concert commemorating all who have served Newfoundland and Canada in battles past and present. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for students/seniors, available in advance at Fred’s Records or at the door on the night of the concert. Advance purchases are recommended. All veterans are invited to attend for free with special reserved seating. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
• The Craft Market in Mount Pearl Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 58 Smallwood Dr. Check out our local, handcrafted goods, visit our Charity Café for Team Diabetes; relax over coffee or lunch. Eat, shop, relax.
• The Big Bake — a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Nov. 9 at noon at The Rocket Room (third floor of Rocket Bakery) at 272 Water Street.
• Third annual Spawning Festival at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium Nov. 9 and 10 from noon to 4:30 p.m. each day. Come join us and celebrate the beginning of the city’s brown trout’s lifecycle as they move into their fall spawning grounds. Indoor river tours on the half hour. Watch the spawning activity of the brown trout. For more information contact Trina at
754-3474 or email@example.com.
Sunday, November 10
• SPCA Howliday Fair Nov. 9 at St. Mary’s Church on Craigmillar Avenue Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2 admission. Booths from various vendors, gently used christmas items, craft and baked items and more.
• The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada will host a public education symposium in St. John’s on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Ramada Hotel in St. John’s. The symposium is being held as part of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month, which is commemorated in November each year across Canada. The symposium is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis commonly known as IBD, which is a chronic disease that affects more than 233,000 Canadians — over 5,000 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Guest speakers include: GI’s, Dr Bharatti Reddy and Dr. Mark Borgoankar; Brad Priddle who will share his experience living with Crohn’s disease for the past
26 years; and Investors Group will speak on the insurance side of the disease. The event is open to the general public and is free of charge. It gets underway at 11:30 a.m. and wraps up at 4:30 p.m. A light lunch will also be provided. Registration is required. To register call Kathy Power at 579-3700 or online at www.ccfc.ca/2013symposia.
Monday, November 11
• The Flatrock Heritage Committee will hold a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the War Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11. People are asked to assemble at the War Memorial at 10:40 a.m. Refreshments will be served at the town hall Following the ceremony.
• St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail, C.B.S., will host its annual Fall Fair on Monday, Nov. 11 starting with morning coffee from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $5. A luncheon of soup, sandwiches and dessert will be served from noon until 2 p.m. for a cost of $7. Baked goods, fancy work, Christmas stall, candy table, vegetables and preserves will be on sale throughtout the day. For additional information contact the church office at 834-2336.
• Torbay fall fair Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torbay Parish Hall, off Convent Lane in Torbay. Admission is $1 or non-perishable food item. All donations are going to local food bank.
Tuesday, November 12
• Cupids Legacy Centre annual Christmas sale Nov. 12-16 and Monday through Friday Nov. 18-22 from 10-4 p.m. at the Museum Shop, Cupids Legacy Centre.
• The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice presents a new understanding of the story of creation with new learnings from a religious and scientific perspective Nov. 12 from 2-4 p.m. Excerpts from the film, “Journey of the Universe,” will be shown followed by a discussion.
Wednesday, November 13
• St. Augustine’s Church, 1 Westerland Rd. will hold its fall fair luncheon Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. The meal will include beef stew, homemade biscuits with ginger blueberry cake and sauce for dessert. Also, we will have our wonderful stalls of baked goods and crafts. Cost of the tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling April at 753-1931.
• Effective communications seminar begins
Nov. 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Centre Facilitator: Lito Libres, family counsellor.
• Bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program and bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program fast-track option information session Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing Room 2956, Health Sciences Centre. High school students, post-secondary students and mature men and women interested in a career in nursing are invited to attend. For more information call BN Consortium Office at 864-6871/6703 or Memorial University School of Nursing at 777-6272.
• St. Lawrence Parish, Portugal Cove holding silent and live auction on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Wine and cheese and finger foods will be served. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased by contacting the church office at 895-2215 or Christine at 895-3215. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday Nov 13.
Thursday, November 14
• A.C. Hunter Public Library’s annual Christmas tree decorating with Eric White of Beyond Design Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. To Register, call 737-3950. Donation of a blown glass ornament is required.
• Boundaries, with Agnes Hutchings, Thursdays,
10 a.m.-noon, ongoing 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.
• Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Workshop at The Lantern, Barnes Road Nov. 15 and Nov. 16. You will also receive my EFT E-Book. To register contact Phyllis at email@example.com. Attendance is limited.
• Foraging for Food and Wellness on Saturday Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. An immersion into the world of wild, edible plants. Workshop includes a hike, a meal made from wild plants, and an old-fashioned herbal tea party. Bring rubber boots and your favourite tea cup. Workshop fee is $45. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact 335-8315 or
• Heavenly Creatures’ Fall Fleamarket on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Remax Centre (aka The Curling Club), 135 Mayor Ave. Come on out — you never know what you’ll find! Our fall fleamarket will have everything, perhaps even a kitchen sink, and all proceeds go toward the cost of saving the lives of homeless animals. Seeking donations — We’ll take everything but clothes, VCRs and old computer monitors. We accept furniture, books, plants, jewelry, knicknacks, children’s items, dishware, pet items, dvds, cds, household items etc. Donations should be brought to the Curling Club the day before, Friday Nov. 15, between 12 noon and 8 p.m. Please note: Owing to a lack of storage space, we can’t accept donations until the 15. For donation pick-up, call 739-0077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• George St. United Church Women afternoon tea and variety sale on Saturday, November 16. Tickets are $6. Sale is at 2 p.m. in the gym, main floor. Tea and silent auction at 2:30 p.m. Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre. For Tickets call Ruth at 722-4961, Ruby at 745-4817 or George Street United Church Office at 726-8775
• St. David’s Presbyterian Church will hold its annual fall sale and afternoon tea on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Church Hall, 98 Elizabeth Ave. Admission $4 per person. Baked goods, crafts, candy, books and other stalls. Join us for a relaxing afternoon in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
• St. John the Evangelist Church. Coleys Point will hold its fall supper on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. You have a choice of roast beef or moose. For tickets you can call Maxine at 786-6342 or any vestry member.
• Powers Court open mic show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels Nov. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more informatin call frank 834-8196 or Ian 834-3544.
• 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 Saturday and Sunday Nov. 16 and 17 at 1:30 p.m.
• The Book Arts Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting a Printers’ Fair on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Rocket Room (upstairs at Rocket Bakery, 272 Water St.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Craftspeople will be selling their wares including books, broadsides, prints, cards, linocuts, etchings, lithographs, and letterpress goods.
• Madeline Byrne will be having an art exhibit and sale on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Club at Kelligrews. Proceeds are in aid of the Food Bank, C.B.S.
• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mic show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on Nov. 17 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.
• SA Grace Nurses: annual bring and buy potluck supper will be held Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the SA Temple on Torbay Road (gym entrance on the side of the building). An opportunity socialize, enjoy a meal, and raise funds to support the work of our Alumnae. Bring along a dish to share with your friends and colleagues at the potluck meal; donate items to sale (such as baked goods, crafts, preserves. Call Cheryl Trask at 753-8309 or Jean Babstock at 722-0629 for additional information.
• General cancer support group meeting on Nov. 19 at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. This is an open meeting for cancer patients and caregivers. For further information contact Denise McCarthy at 753-6520 ext 228.
• Eastern Health’s Social Work Department at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre is offering a free seven-week program for cancer survivors who have been finished treatment from six weeks to two years. The program, titled 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 that will help them as they continue on their path to wellness. The program will start Nov. 20 and run on Wednesdays from 2-4:30 p.m. for seven weeks at The Works on Westerland Road in St. John’s. Sessions will include 30 minutes of exercise, followed by two hours of group discussion, education and support. To register or learn more about the Cancer Transitions, Moving Beyond Treatment program, please call Eastern Health’s Social Work Department at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre at 777-7604.
• The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland will hold its 19th aAnnual Guenter Behr Award/moose stew supper (beef stew available) on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the St. Teresa’s Parish Hall,
120 Mundy Pond Rd. Doors open at
6 p.m., supper is served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available from Ian (579-0843 or email@example.com); Lyle (754-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or the SAEN Office (722-9300 or email@example.com). There will be raffles and a silent auction.
• The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing are pleased to present the 2013 Cuffer Prize Gala and the Cuffer Anthology Volume V Book Launch on Nov. 21 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Bally Haly Country Club (100 Logy Bay Rd.) Admission is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served. Cash Bar.
• After a three-year absence Our Divas Do Christmas is back. This long awaited spectacular plays at The Arts and Culture Centre Nov. 21-24. Tickets on sale now. For more info call Sheilagh Guy Murphy at 726.0038.
• Multiple award-winning singer/songwriter, Mary Barry, is gearing up to launch her fifth full length album, “Legendary”, in an intimate gathering at the LSPU Cox and Palmer Second Space on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.
• The annual Wesley Church dinner and dance will take place at the Elk’s Club on Carpasian Road on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Choice of hot roast beef or stuffed chicken breast. Tickets are $30 each, to order call Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the Church Office at 579-3682.
• The St. Andrews Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, St. John’s Branch are hosting a ceilidh and dance on Saturday Nov. 23 at the St. John’s Curling Club Remax Centre from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door. Contact David Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
• St. Thomas’ Church mini-sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m to 12 noon at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. Morning coffee will be served and Fall Fair items will be available at reduced prices. A pantry table will also be available with new items.
• “A Fish’s Tale” Kids Club program for November at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ongoing to Nov. 24. Program runs approx. 45-60 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.
• NL Moves presents free workshop in Movement and Object Manipulation on Nov. 24 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Dance Studio West, 51 West St., Corner Brook. DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Juggling in Dance with James Burke. This free workshop is produced by DanceNL, in association with Dance Studio West and the Theatre Department at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus.
• Wesley United Church is selling fish cakes again this year for $8 per bag. To order, call Marvin Barnes at 579-7900; Eric Larkin at 368-3941 or the Church Office at 579-3682 by Nov. 26. Pick up is at the Church on Saturday, Nov. 30 between 10 a.m and 2 p.m.
• The Johnson GEO CENTRE will present a free public lecture, taking place at the Johnson GEO CENTRE 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.”
• St. John’s Public Libraries are hosting a seniors’ appreciation tea at the A.C. Hunter Library in the Arts & Culture Centre on Friday, Nov. 29 from 2-4 p.m. Special guest will be Myrle Vokey.
• 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.
• The UCW of Gower Street Church are hosting it Christmas/fall afternoon tea and sale of baked goods, jams. jellies. preserves and crafts on Saturday on Nov. 30 between 2-4 p.m, at the Lecture Hall, (back entrance}. Tickets are $5 and are available at the church office (753-7286) and from members or at the door.
• On Saturday Nov. 30, Rozalind MacPhail launches her “Head First 5.1” DVD with a live musical performance and film screening at the LSPU Hall at 8 p.m. This event is co-presented by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. A question & answer with Rozalind will follow. Cost is $20 advance | $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.rca.nf.ca/events.aspx?id=296.
• SPCA Tribute Tree Lighting. Honour and remember a beloved pet with a special light on our tribute tree. We will light the tree on Wednesday Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website for more information.
• Topsail United Church Men’s Club annual breakfast with Santa will take place on Dec. 7 from 8 until 11 a.m. Usual great menu. Cost $7 adults, $3 children under 12. Face painting and pictures with Santa. All are welcome
• Families supporting families” information sharing session for parents, partners and friends supporting persons with eating disorders on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at 31 Peet Street, Suite 230. For more information please contact the Foundation at 722-0500 or email@example.com
• SPCA Pet Pics with Santa on Saturday Dec. 7. Get beautiful holiday photos with the four legged friends in your life at St.Davids Church. Please call 682-7963 for appointment.
• Wesley United Church Women will host “Breakfast with Santa & Mini Bake Sale” on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, toast, juice, tea & coffee. Tickets — adults $8 or children $4 — are available from Phoebe:782-1689 or Ruby:– 754-0916.
• The Town of Flatrock’s Santa Claus Parade is being held on Sunday Dec. 8 starting at Ocean View Park at 2 p.m. weather permitting. The town’s tree lighting will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Town hall where hot chocolate will be served and christmas carols will be sung. To enter a float, please contact the Town Office at 437-3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.The alternate date in case of weather is Sunday, December 15.
• Saint Luke’s Homes 13th annual Christmas concert at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Tickets may be purchased by calling 729-3900 or visit artsandculturecentre.com.
• Coastal Sounds C.B.S. Community Choir, annual Christmas concert, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre at 7:30 p.m. with a special presentation of the Christmas Cantata, “When Love was Born,” featuring members from The Anchormen Chorus, Afterglow, and the Topsail United Church Combined Choirs. Tickets $20, tickets available by calling Bob at 782-0388. Donations for the C.B.S. Food Bank greatly appreciated.
• Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict, family, friends, employers. If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a support group for families and friends of addicts. Just come to a meeting on Thursday and Sundays at
8 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Church basement or call 682-9111 or 691-0366 or 690-6007.
• A St. John’s all male choir The Singing Legionnaires is in need of men who love to sing. Come along to meet us at City Hall Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information phone Bill at 364-2875 or Jim at 753-3121.
• Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the Remax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club.) Please call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 for more information.
• 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.
• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market is held weekly, from 9 a.m.-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.
• Canadian Publications is offering to the public a revised edition of the Canadian Subsidy Directory, a guide containing more than 3200 direct and indirect financial subsidies, grants and loans offered by government departments and agencies, foundations, associations and organizations. In this new 2013 edition all programs are well described. To order a copy, please call 1-866-322-3376, 450-229-1942
• 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 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 a.m. 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 Series provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Participants have the opportunity to learn and share with others. Contact the First Link Co-ordinator at 1-709-576-0608.