Go Guide — Calendar of community Jan. 23-30

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Thursday, January 23
Resource Centre for the Arts is proud to present c2c Theatre’s “Art” by Yasmina Reza. The show runs from Jan. 23 to 25 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St. There is a half-price matinee on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, please go to www.rca.nf.ca or call 753-4531 ext. 200.

Friday, January 24

• Cowan Heights United Church will be holding a social and dance on Jan. 24 from 9 p.m.to 1 a.m. at The Shrine Club, Topsail Road. Tickets are $10. Available from 745-2871.

There will be a variety concert of contemporary and traditional choral and choir music on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army St. John’s Citadel on Adams Avenue in aid of the Centre for Life. Performances by Avalonia, Conway, Coastal Sound Community Choir CBS, Corpus Christi Parish Choir, International Gospel Choir of N.L., Salvation Army St. John’s Citadel Songster Brigade, St. Teresa’s Parish Choir. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information please call 579 -1500.

Saturday, January 25

St. John’s Pride is holding a public forum to launch its new website and logo, as well as highlight some of the changes it hopes to make in the coming year. The forum will also act as a meet and greet with the Pride board, to foster discussion and get feedback from the LBGTQ and ally communities of St. John’s. Everyone is welcome. The forum will be held on Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. and will be located at Key Assets, 120 LeMarchant Rd. Parking is available behind the building.

• Start the New Year off right with the first breakfast meeting of the Positive Thinkers Club on Jan. 25 from 9–11 a.m. New location is Uptown Gourmet Grill, 193 Kenmount Rd.. Members: $18, non-members: $21. Please rsvp your seat at daemon@positivethinkersclub.org

• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) — an Introduction, with Marie Wall, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• The ACW of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Topsail, invites you to join them on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 12:30 p.m. for a soup and sandwich lunch followed by an afternoon card game. Doors open at 12 p.m. Cost is just $10. Please bring your own cards. For more information please call Betty at 834-4736 or Sandra at 834-8834.  

• Are you interested in performing or taking part backstage in a theatrical performance? If so, Carbonear Collegiate is the place to be Jan 25 at 1:30 p.m. where Avalon Community Players will be holding auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesserling. Multiple male and female roles are available, as well as opportunities for stage crew to work on lights, costumes, sets or props.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a BBQ and Dance on Jan. 25 at the RCAF Club, 565 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville. BBQ and Dance cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members Dance Only Cost: $5 for members, $9 for non-members. BBQ meal served at 8 p.m. Dance is 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. To order steaks, call 722-3060 no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.


Sunday,  January 26

The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council will hold its annual meeting and election of directors on Jan. 26 at 2  p.m. at the Arts Centre, Kavanagh Premises, Ferryland. Guest Speaker will be Mrs. Patti Broughton, executive director, Colony of Avalon. Entertainment and refreshments to follow. This is also a great opportunity for members to renew their membership for 2014 and for non-members to join our organization and receive great benefits.

• Fluvarium Kids Club — January program every Saturday and Sunday ongoing to Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. Winter wonders — is here and the animals that tough it out all winter have to stay warm, safe and find food. Discover how the animals around the Fluvarium find everything they need, even throughout the winter. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. www.fluvarium.ca.

• Rev. Bill Mercer along with Wesley Male Choir will conduct an evening service starting at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Special guests will be Old Friends, a male vocal quartet of the Wesley Male Choir. All are welcome.

• Clarke’s Beach United church annual Memorial Hymn sing will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. refreshments will follow in the church hall.


Monday,  January 27

On Monday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Music at Memorial presents Larry Vine and Friends. Larry Vine, virtuoso principal horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, presents music for horn and piano, horn quartet, and brass quintet. Tickets are $20/$15 can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert. For more information on Music at Memorial concerts please visit www.mun.ca/music.

• St. Philip’s ACW will hold its monthly card game on Monday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Rd., St. Philip’s. Usual good prizes, door prize and ticket draws. Lunch will be served. Cost is $5.


Tuesday, January 28

• The Magic of Elder Mediation: A free public meeting/information session for seniors and their family members, service providers, and community workers on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Tiffany Village (theatre), 50 Tiffany Court, St. John’s. This talk will explore how elder mediation can help a family work through issues related to aging (such as financial issues, living arrangements, caregiving, etc.) with dignity and respect. This is a free event and all are welcome. Free transportation available for seniors living in St. John’s or Mount Pearl. For more information call the Seniors Resource Centre NL at 737-2333.

• Embroidery Guild invitation — Start the new year learning a new skill or renewing an old interest by visiting the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers meeting. A great way to expand skills and make friends at Corpus Christi Hall, 260 Waterford Bridge Rd. (around back) on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

• Members and the public are invited to attend the next lecture of the Family History Society of NL at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Marine Institute’s Hampton Hall. Guest speaker is Gerald Barnable, and the topic is “The Journal and Cases of Robert Carter Esq. J.P. 1832-1840.”

•The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday Jan. 28 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Rd. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. meeting will follow. Sir Knights are reminded to bring their 3rd Degree card and their 4th Degree card to the meeting.


Wednesday, January 29

The Family Life Bureau has several courses beginning Jan. 29 and 30: Connections — a course for women who feel the pressure to meet the expectations of others; Separation & Divorce course;  Mindfulness — Awareness course; Parenting Teens — this course is designed to prepare parents for helping their children (ages 11-18) grow into the persons they were destined to become. To register for any of the above groups, visit http://rcsj.org/family-life for online registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email: flb@nf.aibn.com.


Thursday, January 30

• Join the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday Jan. 30 at the annual volunteerism luncheon, being held at Bally Haly Country Club on Logy Bay Road, St. John’s. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. To obtain tickets or for more details, contact the community sector council at 753-9860 or go to CSC’s website communitysector.nl.ca.

• Did you know that a compost bin never sleeps? It works 24/7, producing heat, even during a power outage. To find out more, drop by The Landing, located in the University Centre on MUN campus, on Jan. 30 for the first workshop in the series “From Garden to Campus Brown Bag” series.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is by donation (free for students). This workshop series will take place on the last Thursday of the month (January – April) and, topics will include berries for Newfoundland gardens, composting, PlantWatch Newfoundland and Labrador and vegetable gardening using raised beds.

• Johnson Geo Centre is proud to offer “The Science of Wine,” a special event where you will learn about, as well as enjoy a variety of wines while listening to smooth live jazz on Jan. 30 from 6–11 p.m. Tickets are $100. Tickets will be available in person by or by phone 737-7880.


Upcoming events

• Clovelly Stables Community is hosting a Year of the Horse Celebration on Jan. 31. The event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue. If you are a horse lover come on out and show your support for a not-for-profit association and meet some fellow horse lovers. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling 687-0306 or emailing clovellystables@gmail.com.

• CFUW will collect used books in its collector trucks on Feb.  1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main parking lot of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre or at the Walmart parking lot in Mt Pearl. We take all fiction and non-fiction (except encyclopedia, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines and textbooks). For more information: cfuwstjohns.org; 570-7596, or cfuwstjohns@gmail.com.

• On Saturday, Feb. 1 the Social Justice Co-op NL will host a free public open space seminar “What Does Social Justice Mean to You?” from 12 to 5 p.m. at Canon Wood Hall, St. Thomas’ Anglican Church. For more information, visit www.socialjusticecoopnl.ca.

• All Saints Parish, Foxtrap hosts the All Saints dance party, on Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Parish Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission of $15 at door. A meal of moose or beef stew/dessert/tea /coffee will be served at 7 p.m. followed by music from the 50s and 60s. Come and bring a friend and kick up your heels to a night of old fashion music. For more information, contact Sandra 834-4627 or Barb Tilley 834-4795.

• “Ice Fishing with Bob” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Feb. 2. Session throughout the day. Cost is $15 adult, $10 youth (age 7+) +HST. Prepaid registration is required and non-refundable. Limited availability. It is ice-fishing 101 designed to teach: ice safety with the Canadian Red Cross, dressing for the weather, fishing tips and Bob’s tricks. You will get to watch auguring and fishing demonstrations, make your own ice fishing rod to take home and if Long Pond is safe and solid, try it all out on the ice. For more information or to book contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca.

• Hot Earth Ensemble presents “Celebrating C.P.E Bach,” Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. (weather contingency Monday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The “Kirk”) Tickets: $20 general; $15 senior; $7 student. Available at Home on Water Street and at the door.

• As part of Violence Prevention Month please join us in a vigil in remberance of murdered and missing women and children in Newfoundland and Labrador at the Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

• A must-see film: “Journey of the Universe,” by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Come, relax and be animated with a deeper appreciation of the traditional Creation story as seen in the new universe story and be inspired with the miracle and mystery of life as it invites us into a larger perspective of  the sacredness of creation on Feb. 4 at Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Torbay Road. To register call 722-0082 or email: mcej@live.com.

• The Nfld Horticultural Society’s first meeting of 2014 will be held at St David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Ave. at 8 pm on Feb. 4. We will have a knowledgeable panel to answer all your questions: Charly Mini, arborist with the City of St. John’s; Judi Kelland, master gardener; Liz Klose, director of the MUN Botanical Gardens, and Janice Wells, Telegram gardening columnist. A Valentine’s arrangement will be demonstrated by Betty Hall. New and returning members welcome. Refreshments and friendly garden chat following the meeting.


Community announcements

 • T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eightweek daytime and evening classes Monday to Thursday for new and returning students at various sites in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. With 20 gentle, easy moves, T’ai Chi Chih  is a simple way to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit using your own natural inner resources. Can also be done seated. For further details please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863/727-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.

• Chow Qigong (Chee-gong) eight-week Tuesday daytime and evening classes for new and returning students at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Combining western practices and traditional Chinese medicine, Chow Qigong is a simple way to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit using your own natural inner resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of our body’s natural vital energy. For further details please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863/727-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca and browse the Chow Qigong menu link.

• 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: flb@nf.aibn.com.

• Volunteers are wanted to help file simple income tax returns for people in your community, on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Community organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for eligible individuals. Volunteers help other members of their community honour their tax obligations and receive their tax credits and benefits. This is a free program and service. If you would like to volunteer, please contact your local CVITP coordinator at 1-855-516-4405.

• Western Health is offering an eight-week support and education group for families in February. “It’s OK” is for people who have experienced separation and divorce. There will be a group for children aged 7-12, a group for teens, and a separate group for parents. Some topics included in the sessions are: understanding divorce and feelings families experience, introducing concepts of new family members, learning how the court system works for families, nurturing self-concept and self-esteem, and learning how to cope with feelings and situations related to separation and divorce. For further information, or to make a referral to this group, please contact Blomidon Place at 634-4171.

• 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 information contact the First Link Co-ordinator at 1-709-576-0608.

• If you or someone you care about has problems with food, overeating or underating, there is help. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step support group with face to face, online and telephone meetings. No fees or dues. Call 738-1742 (toll-free 1-877-738-1742) email info.oa.nl@gmail.com or visit www.oa.org. Your anonymity is respected.

Organizations: Salvation Army, Cowan Heights United Church, The Shrine Club Centre for Life CBS Pride board Positive Thinkers Club The Lantern Avalon Community Players Plus Singles Club RCAF Club Fluvarium Kids Club Beach United church National Arts Centre Orchestra Parish Centre Seniors Resource Centre NL Family History Society of NL Marine Institute B E. P. Roche Assembly Degree Knights of Columbus Peace church Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador Bally Haly Country Club The Landing University Centre on MUN

Geographic location: Topsail Road, Adams Avenue, Pleasantville Avalon Mount Pearl Logy Bay Road Newfoundland

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    January 24, 2014 - 11:03

    Lisa Payne "Live in Possibility" is the guest speaker at breakfast meeting of the Positive Thinkers Club on Jan. 25 from 9–11 a.m. All are welcome https://www.facebook.com/lisalpayne all are welcome http://www.positivethinkersclub.ca/