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Thursday, April 10
Positive Thinkers seminar on April 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the MUN Campus in the University Centre Building on Arctic Avenue in The Landing on the third floor UC-3018. Parking to the right of the building in Lot 16. A $10 fee for non-members (fee will be waived if you join and become a PT member at the seminar). Topic will be Concepts of Time and Dialogue. Presenter — Kay Barrington (retired register nurse).

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada monthly meeting will go ahead April 16 at 8 p.m. at MUN chemistry physics building room C-2045. Free parking in Lot 5 at rear of the building. Members of the public are welcome. Details www.stjohnsrasc.ca. — Image by Thinkstock.com

Friday, April 11

• Mary, Queen of the World Parish, Topsail Road, Mount Pearl invites you to a celebration of the Stations of the Cross up to and including April 11. Every Friday during Lent we gather at 7 p.m. to do the stations. If you have not yet viewed the beautiful art works, as depicted in painting by Gerald Squires, come on over to our church. There is plenty of free parking. Come celebrate with us as we prepare for Easter this Lenten season.

• Scoff ’n’ Scuff dinner, dance and silent auction in support of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society on April 11 at the Benevolent Irish Society, 30 Harvey Road at 7 p.m. Tickets $25 at O’Brien’s Music.

Saturday, April 12

• Topsail United Church Men’s Club annual breakfast with the Easter bunny will take place on Saturday April 12 from 8-11 a.m. Usual great menu. Adults $7, children under 12, $3. Face painting and colouring for the children. All are welcome.

• Preschoolers and their families can jump right in to some nature-themed fun with the Froglets program at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium this spring. Designed and delivered by early childhood education student Jessica Wamboldt, the program includes songs, games, stories and activities for exploring with the Fluvarium critters and the great outdoors. It costs $7 per family, per session, and runs from 10-10:45 a.m. on April 12, 26, May 10, 24, June 7 and 21. To attend all six sessions get your pass for only $35!  Preregistration is required.  Register for all six sessions or contact us by Friday before each session to book yourself in. Register your Froglet today at 754-3474  or visit kids@fluvarium.ca.

• The Ladies of the Sabre will hold their Easter afternoon tea at the Shrine Club, Topsail Road on April 12 at 2 p.m. Usual spins on baskets, and prizes for best three Easter bonnets. Cost is $10. Please call Sylvia Downey for tickets at 368-0696.

• St. James United Church Women spring sale and afternoon tea on April 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the St. James Church auditorium, 330 Elizabeth Ave. Cost $6 and can be obtained from any UCW member or at the door.

• The St. John’s Avalon Harps GAA Club is holding a learn to play day for ladies’ gaelic games. It is a free event where girls and women can learn to play Ireland’s traditional sports of camogie and ladies’ gaelic football. It will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 3-4 p.m. in the gym of the Centre des Grands Vents, 65 Ridge Rd.

• Creating the year-round garden. A workshop for green thumbs and greenhorns on Saturday or Sunday, April 12 or 13. Choose which day you will attend (Saturday or Sunday). This full-day workshop will help you create a year-round garden so you can raise and harvest food all year long, by combining raised beds with protective structures like cloches, cold frames, tunnels, row covers and greenhouses. Workshop fee $45, including lunch. Workshop will be held at Points East Bed & Breakfast in Pouch Cove. To register for the workshop or for more information visit www.perfectlyperennial.ca or call 335-2340 or email secondstage@hotmail.com. Pre-registration is required.

• Kids Club program for April at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Water, water, everywhere … it is in the sky, on the land and under the ground. Every plant and animal on earth needs clean water. Discover how nature cleans her water and how we can help her out on April 12 and April 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday,  April 13

• Spring craft and gift fair on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelligrews. Admission is $1. Proceeds in aid of four-year-old old Jorja Pottle.

•The 5th Annual Earth Day Fair at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium on April 13 from 12-4:30 p.m. Since 1990 Canadians have been coming together on Earth Day to look at successes, possibilities and opportunities to stand up for and support our earth all year long. Now in its fifth year, the Suncor Energy Fluvarium is hosting a co-operative, community Earth Day fair. This is an event for everyone: adults, youth and families alike. Free admission.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-week daytime and evening classes Monday to Thursday for new and returning students beginning weeks of April 13 and April 20 at various sites until week of June 16. With 20 gentle, easy moves, T’ai Chi Chih is a simple way to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit by using your own natural resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of your body’s internal energy. Can also be done seated. For further details please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.


Monday, April 14

• New beginners class in Taoist Tai Chi starts Monday April 14 at 7 p.m. in the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Call 579-5276 for more information.

• Fluvarium’s Nature connections spring camps April 14-17 for grades 1 and 2 and April 22–25 for grades 2 to 4. Make lots of fun new connections to the freshwater habitats around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Nature connections spring camp is the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. With small group sizes (10 Campers per session) fun and adventure await. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camp is $145 to attend all four days in one week or $40 per day. For more information and to receive a registration package contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca. Registration is now open.

• Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 14 for the 2014 Winterset in Summer Literary Festival which will be held in Eastport from Aug. 8 to 10. The festival schedule is online at www.wintersetinsummer.ca. Tickets can be purchased by calling

1-866-904-5049.  Winterset in Summer is Newfoundland and Labrador’s unique literary festival designed to celebrate the writers of our splendid province. Meet new and established authors and hear them talk about their writing with celebrity hosts.


Tuesday, April 15

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on April 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 15 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

• Newfoundland and Labrador author readings series Presents Dan Rubin reading from “A Fire on the Sea” at the A.C. Hunter Library at The Arts and Culture Centre on April 16 at 7 p.m.

• Mindfulness-based stress reduction on Wednesdays from April 16-June 4 (except May 7) at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. from 6:30-9 p.m. Please preregister by phone at 685-6027 or email mbsr.stjohns@gmail.com.

• On April 16 Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, associate professor at Mount Saint Vincent University, and NSERC Atlantic Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, will share insights into fundamental biological processes underlying skeletal complexity, space, and health research. This free event is at the Marine Institute — Hampton Hall and takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For information or to register go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e94t2zoc8fcb947a&llr=sco4cxdab

• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada monthly meeting on April 16 at 8 p.m. at MUN chemistry physics building room C-2045. Free parking in Lot 5 at rear of the building, public welcome. Details www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

• Mindfulness-awareness workshop series on Wednesdays, April 16 - May 28 (except May 14) and May 31. Location is  Key Assets, 120 LeMarchant Rd. 40+ years’ experience. Cost is $80. For more information call Andrew Safer at 722-2716.

Thursday, April 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 April 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 contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

Organizations: The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society, Benevolent Irish Society Topsail United Church Shrine Club James United Church Women James Church Avalon Harps GAA Club Kids Club Royal Canadian Legion Alzheimer Society Miller Centre Knights of Columbus Peace church A.C. Hunter Library The Arts Mount Saint Vincent University NSERC Atlantic Chair for Women Marine Institute Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Topsail Road, Mount Pearl 30 Harvey Road Ireland Pouch Cove Eastport Torbay Road

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