Go Guide — community event listings for April 17-24

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Thursday, April 17

The official Grand Opening of The Johnson Geo Centre’s brand new, redesigned Hibernia KidsPlace will take place April 17 from 10-11 a.m. A new educational play area specially designed for little ones seven years old and younger. Learning is fun at Hibernia KidsPlace as the space features hands on activities designed to inspire active young minds.

An “Egg-cellent” Easter at the Fluvarium on Saturday, April 19 between 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Easter excitement at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There will be baskets of fun family activities. See Go Guide listings for details. — Image by Thinkstock.com

• Are you or someone you know affected by Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer Society will hold its next monthly family support group meeting 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.

• Meniere’s and Tinnitus meeting on April 17 at 1081 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl from 7-9 p.m. Teleconference on request. For more information call 1-888-753-3224.


Friday, April 18

First United Church, 221 Park Ave., Mount Pearl hosts the annual Good Friday breakfast on April 18 at 8 a.m. Includes juice, fish and brewis, hash browns, pancakes, toast, tea or coffee. Adults $10 and Children $5. Call the church office for tickets at 368-2194.

• Topsail United Church Good Friday fish cake luncheon on April 18 at 11:30 a.m. Menu of fish cakes, baked beans, molasses raisin bread, dessert, tea or coffee. Tickets $12. Each available by calling the church office at 834-4567.

• Churches of Elizabeth Avenue, St. Augustine’s Anglican, Pius X Roman Catholic, St David’s Presbyterian, Emmanuel Chinese and the Pentecostal/Salvation Army/Anglican Chaplaincy at Memorial University host “The Way of the Cross” beginning at noon on Good Friday, April 18 at St. Augustine’s Church (corner of Elizabeth Ave and Westerland Road) and proceeding outside onto the sidewalks at Memorial University, we shall walk the Way of the Cross, recreating the walk Christ took from the time he was condemned to death to the time he was laid in the tomb. Come join us for this time of worship and thanksgiving. We anticipate the Way of the Cross to last approximately one hour. The Way of the Cross will end back at St. Augustine’s.


Saturday, April 19

CWF Walk for Wildlife April 19. Join the PCSP Walking and Hiking Club for a walk around Long Pond, St. John’s. Meet 10 a.m. at the parking lot beside The Pantry Restaurant, 70 Clinch Cres. Those who are interested are encouraged to join us for lunch at The Pantry afterwards. The hike is free, however we will “pass the hat” for donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation in aid of species at risk. www.walkforwildlife.ca.

• An “Egg-cellent” Easter at the Fluvarium on Saturday, April 19 between 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Easter excitement at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There will be baskets of fun family activities. Bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Easter bunny who will be appearing on the hour. Cost of the event is $5 per person (children 2 and under are free).

• Easter at the GEO Centre on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for cool crafts, science demonstrations, face painting, colouring contests, easter egg hunt: prospector- style and visits from the Easter Bunny at 12 noon and 1 p.m. All activities are included with the cost of admission. For more information contact www.geocentre.ca or 737-7880.

• On April 19 Family Palooza will hit Paradise with a day of fun for the whole family. Newfoundland Reptiles will be there with various reptiles to see and touch. While perusing the gift market, guests are invited to have their face painted by the talented Spry Creations. Realtime Photography can preserve the day’s memories with their photo booth and props, so come prepared to smile. All the entertainment is free of charge and donations will be accepted at the door in support of the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland. Family Palooza will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre on McNamara Drive. Stay up to date on this event and many more to come by visiting Wildfire Event Management on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildfireevents.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club holds a Singles Easter Dance on Saturday, April 19 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Members $5n non-members $9. No jeans. For more information about our club, visit our website at www.30plussinglesclub.ca or call 722-3060.


Sunday,  April 20

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 April 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.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-week daytime and evening classes Monday to Thursday for new and returning students beginning week 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 helpfacilitate 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.

• St. Augustine’s ACW presents “The Crazy Mixed Up Dinner Theatre.” Join us on April 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be booked by calling 753-1931. All tickets must be picked up by April 20. Come prepared to eat, laugh, create memories and generally have an entertaining evening.

 • St. Philip’s ACW will hold a sub sandwich sale on April 26. The cost is $8 for a three-meat deli sandwich, pepsi and cookies. The sandwiches will be ready for pick-up at the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Road, St. Philip’s at 12 noon. To place an order, call Rebecca at 895-2343 before April 20.


Monday, April 21

An eight-week bereavement information and support program for people who are grieving the death of a loved one from April 21 to June 9 inclusive on Mondays from 7 - 9 p.m. This program will use the resources developed and distributed by the Pastoral Care and Ethics, Department of Eastern Health. For more information or to register for the group please contact  Jean at 368-7050 or jean.jay@nf.sympatico.ca.

• Easter luncheon and card game at All Saints Parish Hall in Foxtrap on April 21 at 12 noon. Admission is $5. For tickets call Barb at 834-4795. Come and bring a friend.


Tuesday, April 22

The next lecture of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 in room 2040 of the MUN Engineering building. Free parking is available in lot 16. Non-members are welcome to attend. David Mercer of the MUN QEII Library will discuss a major undertaking to produce a database of First World War involvement, including Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Naval Reserves, Forestry, partnerships etc. The database is not yet ready for release but we will learn what we will be able to access in the near future.

• Fluvarium’s Nature connections spring camp 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 4 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.

• Chow Qigong eight-week Tuesday daytime and evening classes for new and returning students beginning April 22 until June 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Combining energy testing, posture, breath, exercises, massages, qi-pressure, meditation, nutrition and more, Chow Qigong is away to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit using your own natural resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of your body’s internal energy. Please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca and browse the Chow Qigong menu link for more details.

 • The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday April 22 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.

• There will be a card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on April 22 at 8 p.m. Bring your own cards, lunch provided, $5 admission. Call 895-2215 or 895-6424 for more information.


Wednesday, April 23

April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Romeo and Juliet. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents a one-time only performance. Tickets for the performance are available on the centre’s website or by contacting the theatre box office at 729-3900.


Thursday, April 24

Bereaved parents are invited to meet with other parents who have suffered the loss of a child. The Compassionate Friends welcome you to a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on April 24. We meet in room 2J618 near the main entrance of the Health Sciences Centre. For more information call Diana at 753-3530.

• 2014 marks 30 years of service by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador, to people with hearing loss across this province. The Joy of Sound is at the Johnson GEO Centre on Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Kevin Blackmore, it promises to be an entertaining evening of storytelling and appreciation for the spoken word. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association at 753-3224 or email events@betterhearingforlife.com.

Organizations: Alzheimer Society, Topsail United Church Good, Suncor Energy Fluvarium GEO Centre Salvation Army PCSP Walking and Hiking Club The Pantry Canadian Wildlife Federation Single Parent Association of Newfoundland Plus Singles Club Royal Canadian Legion Dinner Theatre Parish Centre Department of Eastern Health Canadian Hard Hearing Association Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador MUN Engineering MUN QEII Library B E. P. Roche Assembly Degree Knights of Columbus Peace church Ballet Jörgen Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: St. Augustine, Mount Pearl, 221 Park Ave. Children Elizabeth Avenue Westerland Road Long Pond Blackmarsh Road Foxtrap Portugal Cove Canada Newfoundland and Labrador

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