The Tely GoGuide

Published on September 19, 2013
People participate in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life at Quidi Vidi Lake. This year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in St John's at Quidi Vidi Lake. The event is hosted by the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information or a pledge sheet, call the ACNL office at 579-8656 or 1-800-563-1575 or email - Telegram file photo

What's happening around town


Be part of the World's Largest Coffee Break. The Alzheimer Society is looking for individuals to participate in its 18th annual Coffee Break fundraiser, where it sends you free coffee. On Sept. 19 you can make your coffee count by inviting co-workers, family and friends to make a donation in exchange for their coffee. From a coin box to a kitchen party or pot luck, your Coffee Break can be as big or as small as you want it to be. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608 or visit Don't forget to check Facebook and Twitter at or and stay up to date on the society's latest programs and services, volunteer opportunities and events.


A Youth Open Mic & Art Show (ages 13-19) Sept. 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Room, Reid Community Centre in Mount Pearl. Have you got a story or a joke to tell or a poem to read? Do you play an instrument or sing? Have you got artwork to display? If so, this is your chance to shine. Youth ages 13-19 are welcome to take the stage.


Burry Heights Food, Fun, And Fellowship Day takes place Saturday, Sept. 21 at Burry Heights United Church Camp and Retreat Centre, Exit 35 off the Trans-Canada Highway - Route 90 South - one kilometre on Salmonier Line. Come for a lunch of soup and sandwiches - hotdogs and pop for youth, and youth at heart. Stay, for supper - hot roast beef. Tickets for both available at the door.


Parks Canada and the East Coast Trail Association will hold a Hiking & Camping Festival Sunday, Sept. 22 at Cape Spear starting at 10:30 a.m. The festival will include two hikes along sections of the East Coast Trail. An information zone will be set up from noon to 3 p.m. Participation in the hikes is limited to 25 persons per hike. Registration can be done by email at or by calling 709-772-5367. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 General Listings

 Friday, Sept. 20

° Wesley United Church will hold a fish luncheon Friday, Sept. 20, with sittings at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Cod, salmon, dessert and coffee or tea will be served. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682

° The 30 Plus Singles Club is having karaoke/kitchen party/dance Friday, Sept. 20 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 1, Blackmarsh Road from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bring along your singing voices and your musical instruments. Tony Thomas of Mainline will play and organize the karaoke and the kitchen party participants. Cost is $5 for members, $9 for non-members.

Saturday, Sept. 21

° The Sunshine Foundation - Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter is a Canadian charity that provides individual dreams and dreamlifts for children with physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses ( The Sunshine Silent Auction, a fundraising event to help provide these dreams, is open to the public and will take place Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary. We already more than 60 wonderful items in hand. Many more to come; always accepting donations.

° A flea market will be held at St. Lawrence Anglican Parish Portugal Cove Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone wanting to donate items can drop them off at the Parish Hall Friday, Sept. 20 from 7-9 p.m. Any questions, call church office at 895-2215 or Christine at 895-3215.

° A yard sale with baked goods, household and general goods will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the open lot across from the NAPA Parts store on the C.B.S. Highway in Foxtrap. Hot dogs and soft drinks will also be available. All proceeds will go to church outreach of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in the Anglican Network in Canada.

° The first craft market comes to Mount Pearl at the Church of the Ascension, 58 Smallwood Dr., Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2. Door prizes. Lots of vendors of local, handcrafted goods. A special feature is the Charity Cafe for Team Diabetes.

° The SPCA will hold a book sale Sept. 21 at Masonic Hall at Mount Carson from 12-4 p.m. Free admission. Call 682-7963 for more information.

° The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl will hold theatre games from 1-2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Mount Pearl City Hall lobby. Bring your over-dramatic kids to put their imagination to good use at our theatre games session.

° The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl will hold Crafternoon for Kids from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Mount Pearl City Hall lobby. Save yourself the mess! Bring your kids to our crafternoon and let them make crafts with our supplies, and we'll clean up afterwards.

° The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl will hold a juggling show with Jamie Brace Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Centennial Park, Mount Pearl.

° Powers Court open mic show at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels takes place Sept. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more information, call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544

° An emotional freedom technique (EFT) workshop will be heald Sept. 21 and Oct. 5. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. These personal negative thoughts can keep you from moving forward in life and can also contribute to stress and disease. In this three-hour EFT workshop you will be introduced to the concept of EFT. You will learn the tapping process for personal use and will practice the procedure in relation to a personal peace process. Cost is $45 per workshop. To register, contact Phyllis at

Sunday, Sept. 22

° The St. John's Orienteering Club event takes place Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Starting location is Butterpot Park, ski kiosk area. Maps $2. Beginners welcome. Pre-register at to ensure maps available. Contact 864-8634.

° A bluegrass and old-time country music jam session will be held at the Bay Roberts Lions Club Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music. Performed by great musicians.

° On Sunday, Sept. 22 the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador will host the annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life in St. John's at Quidi Vidi Lake. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. If you need further information or would like a pledge sheet, please call the ACNL office at 579-8656 or 1-800-563-1575 or by email: Everyone is welcome.

° The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl will hold role-playing games at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Mount Pearl City Hall.

° A meet-the-artist event will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Come out and meet celebrated Newfoundland and Labrador artist Gerald Squires, who will speak about his work which is now on display at the centre.

° The Come-From-Away Reading Series, presented by the Writers' Alliance, is back! Writer Isabel Huggan, direct from her home in southern France, will kick-start the 2013 season with readings in St. John's and Corner Brook. Huggan has been invited to the CFA series by local author Joan Clark, who will co-host the St. John's event. The St. John's reading takes place Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ship Pub and features a Q & A with Jamie Fitzpatrick for CBC Radio's "Performance Hour."

Monday, Sept. 23

° The St. Michaels Men's Association will host a Jigg's dinner and bake sale Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John's Shrine Club on Topsail Road. Tickets are $15 each. For tickets, call 579-8279. Call early, as the tickets are limited.

° The Johnson Geo Centre presents "The Ediacaran Biota of Newfoundland" free public lecture Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Geo Centre. Dr. Alex Liu will speak to the most recent discoveries of Ediacarans found in Newfoundland, noting the value and importance these fossil sites have for local communities, and the province as a whole.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

° Family Life Bureau: Group Happenings - to register, call Sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168 or email; online registration

° Self-Empowerment group for men and women, (eight weeks) Sept. 24 at 7-9:30 p.m.; Perfectly imperfect - course for women, (10 weeks) Sept. 26 from 7-9 p.m. Separation & Divorce, (eight weeks) Sept. 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. Mindfulness-Awareness, (eight weeks), Sept. 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. Parenting Children Course (seven weeks) Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Anger Management for Men (seven weeks), Sept. 26 from noon-2 p.m.

° T'ai Chi Chih beginners with Sheila Leonard: open introductory sessions Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 and 6:45 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Bring an offering of a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Regular eight-week classes start the following week at the same times, with registration at the first class. Drop-ins also welcome. Contact Sheila at 579-7863 or

° The St. John's Guild of Embroiderers welcomes all interested in any type of embroidery to visit our first meeting of the year Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Hall, 260 Waterford Bridge Rd.

° The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. This month's lecture will feature a presentation by Paul Ludlow on the topic "Ludlow Family History." It will take place Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marine Institute's Hampton Hall. There is no charge for admission. The September meeting will also include the society's AGM.

° The group ETS (Editors Talk Shop) presents an editing workshop Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lantern. This is a non-fiction copy editing workshop, facilitated by Claire Wilkshire. Let Claire know if you intend to participate, so she can send you the documents in advance. You don't have to prepare beforehand, but you can if you like. For more information or to register, email Claire at Organizers will collect $8 at the door to cover costs.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

° The Men's Service Club at George Street United Church will have its annual flipper dinner in the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Take-outs available at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tickets are available from any member of the club or by calling the church office at 726-8775.

° Join Joan Hall, chief editor of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" as she discusses how DARE has explored the ethnic, cultural and regional diversity in the U.S. through the colloquial language of its people, Sept. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bruneau Centre Innovation Theatre IIC 2001.

° Celebrate the autumn equinox with the Presentation Retreat Team Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

Thursday, Sept. 26

° A regional forum on literacy will be held Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., hosted by Literacy NL St. John's at Holiday Inn. Lunch/refreshments provided. Register at 1-800-563-1111 or All are welcome.

° Chow Qigong Beginners with Sheila Leonard: open introductory sessions Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Bring an offering of a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Regular eight-week classes start the following week at the same times, with registration at the first class. Drop-ins also welcome. Contact Sheila at 579-7863 or

° St. Mary's Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue, will hold a Jigg's dinner Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the church auditorium. A blueberry dessert with sauce will also be served. Tickets are $15 and are available at the church 0ffice (579-0039). There are a limited number of tickets, and they must be picked up by Sept. 23.

° The Compassionate Friends invite parents of children of any age who have died to join us in our monthly gathering Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 2J619 (near Pastoral Care Office), Health Sciences Centre, St. John's. For more information, call Diana at 753-3530.

° The Meniere's/Tinnitus Resource Group of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) will hold a meet-and-greet at the CHHA-NL, Dr. Norah Browne Centre, 1081 Topsail Rd., Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call Irene at 753-3224 for more information.

° Aloy O'Brien concert at St. Teresa's Church, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available from St. Teresa's Parish Office, O'Brien's Music Store or email: Closing ceremony, three-course meal and music by The Walsh Brothers at the the Royal Canadian Legion, Pleasantville - Branch 56 Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Cost $40.


• The annual pro-life banquet and conference will be held Sept. 27-28 with Jim Hughes, national president of the Campaign Life Coalition of Canada, and Patrick Craine, a leader of the national pro-life media, among the keynote speakers. The $45 Sept. 27 banquet registration is due Sept. 20. The one-day conference will be at The Worship Centre, 10 Canada Dr., St. John’s, Sept. 28 from

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a $20 registration welcomed at the door. To register or for information, contact Colette Fleming at 364-1119 or Margaret Hynes at 279-2580 or

• The St. John’s Choir is having a flea market Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of Wesley United Church on Patrick Street. Admission is $1.

• A flea market will be held at All Saints Parish in Foxtrap Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to

3 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served for lunch. If you wish to rent a table, call Barb at 834-4795.

• NL Moves kicks off its new season with a free Debke workshop Sept. 28 from 3-5 p.m. at the LSPU Hall Second Space, 3 Victoria St. DanceNL is proud to present the first NL Moves of the 2013-14 season — all are welcome to participate in this free Debke workshop with Ainsley Dicks. Debke is a folk dance that’s done by people of all ages in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq. The movements consist mainly of steps, hops, kicks and stomps, and dancers follow a leader in a line or a circle. Dicks will lead this free workshop in association with the Resource Centre for the Arts and Culture Days. All are welcome to participate, free of charge. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Pants are preferable to skirts.

• Sept. 29 from 12-3 p.m., the RBC Duck Race Family Festival will be held at the Herder Bridge, Rennie’s River (nearest to the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and Rennie’s Mill Road). Duck race tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 in advance at local RBCs. Free. Live music, BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Check or call 722-DUCK for more information.

• On Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m., Marlene Creates will hold an open mic at The Boreal Poetry Garden in Portugal Cove as one of more than 800 events taking place in 115 countries around the world for 100 Thousand Poets and Musicians for Change, an international celebration and demonstration of the arts as a nurturer of change. The open mic at The Boreal Poetry Garden is the only event being held in Newfoundland and Labrador. RSVP by Sept. 22 if you’d like to participate.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is accepting applications for its Community Arts Program to support projects by community-based non-profit arts organizations and groups. Application deadline is Monday, Sept. 30. Projects must start on/after Dec. 1. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building,

1 Springdale St., 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only),,

• The Friends of the Craft Council invite you to the Partridgeberry Moonlit Dinner and Auction at the Johnson Geo Centre Thursday, Oct. 3. The evening will include dining, musical entertainment and a tempting selection of handcrafted and other items on auction. Funds raised at this event will enable the Craft Council to support the passion of emerging craftspeople and welcome the vitality they bring to crafts in the province. Purchase tickets in advance at the Craft Council, 59 Duckworth St., or by calling 753-2749.

• A fundraiser for Heavenly Creatures, hosted by CBC’s Krissy Holmes, will be held Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Knights Of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue. Great items to be bid on, and great prizes to be won. All proceeds go toward helping homeless animals. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50. By purchasing a ticket, you get: to bid on awesome prizes, a chance to win the door prize, a dinner of stuffed chicken breast and veggies, and great entertainment by Shane Cashin of 20/20 entertainment. To buy a ticket, call Ashley at 576-0440 or e-mail Tickets can be purchased online through email money transfer and held at the door. You can also get tickets at the Heavenly Creatures office, 3 Cashin Ave., open from 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, and 12-5 p.m. Saturdays. We’re seeking donations of goods, and advertisers/sponsors, for this event. If you are interested in donating or advertising, contact Ashley at 576-0440 or email

• A body, mind and spirit retreat, Be Kind to Yourself,  will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Max Simms Camp in Grand Falls. Join other like-minded folks for two days and nights and learn about the many tools and programs available for healing, grounding and gaining serenity. The fee covers two nights’ accommodations, six meals, four workshops and evening programs. For more information, call 895-0544 or email

• St. Thomas’ Church Fall Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd.  There will be various stalls, morning coffee and an eat-in luncheon. Luncheon tickets are available at 754-0151.




• Lenny the Leaf - Kids Club program for October at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from October 5 - 27. Program runs approx. 45-60 minutes. Why do only some trees lose their leaves?  Why does the forest turn such pretty colors in 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.

• St. Augustine’s (1 Westerland Road, beside Aquarena) Cold Plate Takeout (ham, roast beef, salads, roll) will be held on Saturday, October 5. Preordering is required by calling April at 753-1931. Pick-up is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $10 each.

• Harvest moon dance and fundraiser on October 5 at the Bella Vista. All proceeds go to Marguerite’s Place and the Multicultural Women’s Organization of NL. Tickets are just $15 each. Performing are The Secrets, The Reddy or Knots and The Salty Dolls and The Moonshine Men. Tickets now on sale at Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Ave Ext, Travel Bug- 155 Water Street, Fred’s Records- 198 Duckworth St. MWONL- Nuport Building-44 Torbay Rd, all cash only or FFAW/CAW - 368 Hamilton Ave (cash or Visa).

• Emotional freedom technique (EFT) workshop on October 5. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. These personal negative thoughts can keep you from moving forward in life and can also contribute to stress and disease. In this 3 hour EFT Workshop you will be introduced to the concept of EFT. You will learn the Tapping process for personal use and will practice the procedure in relation to a personal peace process. Cost is $45 per workshop. To register contact Phyllis at

• Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on Saturday, October 5. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

• The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 24th Annual Telethon on October 6 on EastLink and Community Stations throughout the region. For more information or to become involved call Don or Shelly at 945-5289. Help us, help you with your donation.


• LifeChain is an annual prayerful and silent public witness to life, held on the same day on the street corners in every Canadian province and American state. To ensure that the most eastern link is upheld, Pro-Life NL will be hosting LifeChain in front of 202 LeMarchant Road on Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m. You are invited to join us as we pray and promote awareness. For info contact


• LifeChain is an annual prayerful and silent public witness to life, held on the same day on the street corners in every Canadian province and American state. Campaign Life Coalition NL will be hosting LifeChain in front of the Marystown Town Hall on Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m. You are invited to join us as we pray and promote awareness. For info contact 279-2580 or

• Western Health is offering a support and education group for parents and caregivers of teens with problematic substance use. Choices and Consequences is an 8 week program that will provide participants with knowledge about the signs and symptoms of drug use, stages of use, communication skills, enabling, logical consequences, harm reductions, treatment issues, relapse/relapse prevention. The program is being offered by Blomidon Place and will begin Oct. 16. Please call 634-4171 if you would like further information about this program.

• St. James Go Project Youth Present A Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theatre Fundraiser “Beatles…. Back In The N.F.L.D.” Join us for an evening of entertainment and food, provided by Spirit of Newfoundland on October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street. Tickets $80 per person. For information or to make a reservation, call 579-3023, toll free 1-877-661-3023 or visit

• Fundraiser for Danielle Boland on October 18 at 9 p.m. at the Bella Vista. Let’s have some fun, and drink some rum, and raise some money  We have Mother Pearl playing that night. Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door. Tickets will be available next week at Dudes & Divas or email or or

• Bioenergetics Exercise Classes, with Donna Burt, Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. October 21 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• Bio-spiritual Focusing with Donna Burt, Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 -27 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at


• Eastern Health will offer chronic disease self-management workshops during fall 2013 to help people living with chronic illnesses learn to better manage their own health and  live better. The workshops are called Improving Health: My Way. Whether that chronic condition is asthma, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, depression or some other chronic condition, Improving Health: My Way will help people communicate more effectively with their doctor, family and friends, and live healthier lives. For further information on workshop and training schedules, visit Eastern Health’s website at To sign up for a self-management workshop in your area, call 752-3946 or toll free 1-866-880-8998 or email

• Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro presents the second annual Red Shoe Crew — Walk for Families in support of Ronald McDonald House. A number of Red Shoe Crew — Walk for families events will be held in September in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This event coincides with the first birthday of Ronald McDonald House. Get your pledge sheet today and make your steps count for families. For more information, visit

• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market is held weekly, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., until December and is located behind the ReMax Centre off Bonaventure Avenue and Mayor Avenue. Arrive early for in-season produce.

• In 2014, the Landfall Trust, owners of Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus, will commemorate 100 years since the arrival of  Rockwell Kent, world-renowned American artist and adventurer, at Kent Cottage in 1914. A component of the commemoration events will be the mounting of a figurehead replica similar to that shown in Kent’s sketch “Newfoundland Home,” and as described in his autobiography, “It’s Me O Lord.” Proposals are invited for the production of the replica. Consult our website for proposal guidelines and specifications at Questions and final proposals should be emailed to Deadline for submission is Oct. 15.

• Collecting new and used Halloween costumes from all age groups to be donated to the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland. Contact Beth at 579-3813 for more information.

• Counselling service, Family Life Bureau. Individual, couple, family and sexual abuse counselling available upon request. To register, visit the website life or call Sr. Loretta Walsh at 579-0168 or email

• Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs — Have you heard? Kids ages 5-10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass. For more information, contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email

• Survivors of Suicide support group meetings take place the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month in the boardroom in the School of Social Work Building at Memorial University. For information, contact Tina Davies at 726-4223.

• Very gentle Yoga, great for seniors, with Sherry Ryan at 120 Lemarchant Rd. (Pony Locale Studio) Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $13/class or $23/week. For more information, email info@sherryryan or call 753-7267.

• The performing arts group — early class registration means your child will get a place in acting classes this fall. We accept limited students throughout the year. Classes always fill and wait list. Register now to avoid disappointment. We had a wonderful summer of entertainment with your talented children. We look forward to seeing them shine all year long. Classes are in 10-week sessions. A theatre performance is produced with your children at the end of each session in the Barbara Barrett Theatre of the Arts and Culture Centre (formally known as the Basement Theatre). Visit for more information regarding the 10-week sessions. For more information, email

• Lunch and bridge takes place every Wednesday at the Remax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club). Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 for more info.

• The Literacy NL Learn Line, 1-800-563-1111, can provide information on a variety of local programs and services. For more information, visit

• Fall is a fabulous time of year to get creative and the lineup of classes at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design has something for everyone — and registration is ongoing. Adult evening classes starting in September include drawing, acrylic painting, dye techniques and more. Weekend options include rug hooking and jewelry basics.   Kids can also sign up for a fun and creative class. There are options for all age groups, from pre-school to teen. For more information about craft and art classes, call 739-7623 or go to  

• Coastal Sounds is a community choir based in Conception Bay South, The choir invites new members to join in September. No prior singing experience is necessary and all people enthusiastic about singing and willing to learn are welcome to join. Rehearsals are currently held Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre in Upper Gullies, C.B.S. Visit or facebook at www.facebook/coastalsoundschoir, or email at info@coastalsounds.

• The Kids Eat Smart Foundation is gearing up for another fantastic school year. Every day, thousands of dedicated volunteers serve 20,000 children, in more than 200 schools in our province, a nutritious breakfast or snack. Kids Eat Smart Clubs need your help to serve a nutritious breakfast to the kids in our province. You can help, donate or volunteer. Call 1-877-722-1996 or visit

• Join Starfish Stitchers Youth Embroidery Group (ages 9-17). Learn to stitch beautiful embroidered items. Experienced teachers. Meet every other Saturday, Children’s Library, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Annual fee $25. Email

• Fall operating hours at MUN Botanical Garden: the flower gardens and trails will be open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September to November. For more information, visit the Garden’s website at or telephone 864-8590.

• September at Marguerite’s Place. Free programs at Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Avenue Extension; call 753 0220 for more information. All programs are free and transportation may be available. Quilting Club is back every Tuesday; call to register. New Sewing Club every Wednesday; call to register. Sept 23, vision boarding workshop; call to register. Sept 25, six-week Empowerment Group sessions Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for women who have experienced abuse in their relationship. Call Sheila or Natasha for more information. Sept. 25, Cafe Night with storyteller Mary Fearon from 7-9 p.m.; call to register.

• WISE and Community Centre Alliance will offer a free eight-week program in September that is meant for individuals ages 30-40 who want help putting their goals into action now.  This program is called Ignite and will offer goal-setting practice and decision-making strategies. Contact Michelle and Jessica at or 700-0973 to learn more about this program.

 • The Seniors Resource Centre NL offers Friendly Visiting, a  free program offering seniors a new and supportive friendship and a link to the community. For more information or to volunteer, call Sharon at 737-2333 or visit

• Technology classes at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. To register for classes, call the library at 737-3950.

• Introduction to spiritual direction, with Carmel Doyle Tuesdays from  7-8:30 p.m., beginning in September by appointment only at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• Join Rita Lester, Kripalu yoga teacher/fitness-pilates instructor for community relaxation yoga and the essential workout at the Church of the Ascension in Mount Pearl. Visit for more information, or email rita@relaxationyoga,ca or call Rita at 682-7671.

• The First Link Learning Series Care Essentials sessions are being held at the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 835 Topsail Rd., Mount Pearl. Use the Internet to connect to the Learning Series anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador, For more information, contact the First Link co-ordinator at 576-0608.

• The Canadian Red Cross urges you to take advantage of its free personal flotation device loan program now available. For more information contact your local Red Cross office or visit

• The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is 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 to download an application form, or call 753-9899 for more information.

• Kinesiology students from Memorial University are looking for participants for a new program aimed at helping people get active again after physical therapy. The Ripple Effect is a new hydro wellness program for people with conditions such as stroke, chronic pain, cancer rehabilitation, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and others for up to two pool sessions per week. The program offers a supportive environment with a low instructor-to-participant ratio. The fitness and wellness program, which involves light cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training, will take place at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre starting in the fall. If you would like to take part, contact Olivia Manning at or call 728-5258, or Olivia Drodge at 427-6398.

• If your eating is out of control, and you want to stop, Overeaters can help. No fees, no dues. Call 738-1742 for information and meeting times. Check out and

• Hours of operation at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 4.  The unique history of the Colony of Avalon is brought to life for visitors through guided tours and demonstrations of life in the 17th century. For more information about the Colony of Avalon, and updates on discoveries, visit or

 • Need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals?  Call the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.

• The Rosary is recited each Thursday at 8 p.m. at Terra Nova Council, Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue.  All are welcome.

• Are you, or is your parent, homebound? Have mobility problems? At risk for falls? The VON’s in-home SMART. Seniors Exercise Program is accepting new participants. The program comes to you. Call 726-8597 for details.

• Volunteers wanted by the Victorian Order of Nurses. The VON is providing volunteer opportunities which are both rewarding and flexible. Call 726 -8597 to volunteer one hour per week with the VON’s SMART Program. SMART is an in-home exercise program for housebound seniors.

• Volunteers are needed at the Agnes Pratt Home to assist with recreation activities and friendly visiting. Residents and staff would appreciate your time and friendship. For further information, contact Judy Cook, co-ordinator of volunteer resources, at 752-8705 or fax 752-8715 or email

• The Family Life Bureau has counselling services. Individual, couple, family, sexual abuse and group counselling available upon request. For more information or to register: for on line registration, call Sr. Loretta Walsh, Director, @ 579-0168 or email

• BullyingCanada, Canada’s national anti-bullying charitable organization is now accepting applications from individuals who are interested in being a part of the national Board of Directors. Interested applicants can forward their resume to the organization by email at: or by fax at: 866-780-3592. For more information visit: or contract BullyingCanada by telephone at: 1-877-352-4497.

• Move your body, free your spirit -  stretch, strengthen, tone, breathe, re-energize, relax in Alive With Yoga classes, offered by Judy Power, certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and  Holistic Health Educator. Call 754-2425 or view the schedule at Yoga is an opportunity to release pent-up energy and change patterns that no longer serve us in exchange for healthier ones.

• Morning or evening Relaxation Yoga and Morning FUN Cardio Strengthening Class held at The Church of Ascension in Mt Pearl.These classes are non competitive, friendly and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. For more information and to register please call Rita at 682-7671 or go to

• Are you affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? First Link is your first step to living well with dementia. Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s disease, another form of dementia, or supporting someone who is, First Link connects you to health services and information in your community. For more information on the First Link program you can contact the First Link Coordinator Megan Harris-Edwards by telephone at 576-0608 or 1-877-776-0608 or by e-mail at

• Torbay 50+ Friendship Club would like to invite you to join us for a fun evening and to meet new friends on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the KinsCentre, Bauline Line. Your choice: card game, darts or board games. Men and women welcome, cup of tea and goodies served after our games. For more information call 437-1803.

• Do you love a good story? Do you have one to tell? Join us each month for an evening’s entertainment. For more information about the Storytelling Circle and other events throughout the year, visit or email

• Hours at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot at Robin Hood Bay have been increased. The HHW Depot is now open two days a week year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Properly dispose of used batteries, leftover propane and paint, compact fluorescent light bulbs, chemicals, solvents and more. For a detailed list of common HHW products residents can visit or call Access St. John’s at 311 with further questions.

 • The Club du Samedi offers entertaining and educational activities in french for children aged 5 to 14. Each Saturday morning, the Club meets between 9 and 11:45 a.m. at the Centre des Grands-Vents. Participants take part in language-based activities, crafts, music, sports and more. For more information, please call 726-4900 email us at

• Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs. Have you heard? Kids ages 5–10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers, and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our Annual Family Pass. For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email

• Are you a woman who needs help accessing the hidden job market? Need encouragement to stay positive? WISE Career and Employment Services offers a free 3 week Job Search Strategies Program that includes resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews and much more! For more information about specific dates call WISE today at the location nearest you, or apply online at

• Torbay New Horizons Computer Program for Seniors. Learn how to browse the internet and send email to family and friends. Free to 50+. One on one instructions at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. To register call Mary at 437-6314.

• The Anchormen, Newfoundland and Labrador’s only male Barbershop Chorus is recruiting new members. If you can carry a tune and like to sing, the Chorus invites you to join them for a regular Monday night rehearsal. Melody, as well as harmony singers are needed and the ability to read music is not a requirement. This could become a fun night out and a very enjoyable experience, which  you might not want to miss. For further details please call either Alex at 834 0666 or Albert at 746 9311.

• Become a Volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. Have you or someone you know been touched by cancer? Would you like to be part of a growing organization to help others who are affected by cancer? Every Monday evening the cancer society emotional support volunteers hold a social evening for patients staying at the Agnes Cowan Hostel. The volunteers serve a cup of tea and a light snack while offering emotional support to those that attend. If you would like further information on how to become a volunteer please contact Lori Whitten, Volunteer Coordinator at 757-8533 or

• The Boogie Babes, singing entertainment for parties, special events conventions and more. Book us for a singing Telegram! Starting price only $45. Call 726-9710 or 765-4755 or email Visit our facebook page at


• Bowling every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Plaza Bowl and Badminton every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents Gymnasium. For more information  call 726-4900 or visit


• Big Fun for Little people is back at The Rooms. Our Tot’s program - especially designed for 2 to 4 year olds – features stories, songs, puppet shows, games and crafts that will be BIG fun for you and your little one. After the program, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea of coffee for yourself. The Tot’s program takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.


• Are you a family or friend caregiver? Caregiver conversations are held the third Monday of every month. For information or to register phone Paula at 726-2370.


• Meals On Wheels a non profit organization which operates Monday through Friday during lunch hour delivering hot meals to those in need of our service. For more information phone 752-8945.


• Free internet access at the Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Road. For more Information call 726-4900 or visit


• Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is a charitable organization which is dedicated to maximizing the abilities and enhancing the lives of children and youth with physical disabilities. ESNL is currently accepting donations of children’s and young adult books to help fill the newly renovated John C. Crosby Library. Donations can be dropped off at Easter Seals Husky House located at 206 Mount Scio Road. For more information call 754-1399 or


• Presbyterian Church in Newfoundland - Over 500 delicious recipes complied from the congregations - these are the best of the best!  An excellent gift for any occasion. Only $15. Proceeds go towards Youth Ministry. Pick up your copy from the church office at St. Andrew’s (76 Queens Road) or St. David’s (98 Elizabeth Ave)

 • Since 1997 The Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is a non-profit Social Planning Agency has been helping citizens with their applications for Income Support(Social Assistance), with completing appeals, that is, if they are dissatisfied with a decision of Government, and we also assist citizens in navigating through all the various Income Support Programs.  Need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals? Call the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.

• Wanted - females interested in forming an Aboriginal Women’s group in the St. John’s area.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jo-Ann at 769-2289.

•  Taoist Tai Chi new beginners class starting Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Call 579-5276 or just come along.

 • Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents. Bowling every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. Badminton every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free internet access open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info: 726-4900,

• Resource Centre for the Arts is sharing the exciting details of our 2012-13 season, which will bring something borrowed, something new, and some old hands to banish the winter blues. Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know what’s on at The Hall: Buy tickets or call 753-4531 ext 200.

•  Eastern Health reminds the public that it is seeking volunteer leaders to help facilitate Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops, which are offered as part of both Eastern Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy and the provincial government’s Policy Framework for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management – Improving Health Together. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops are offered through the Home and Community Care Program free of charge once a week for six weeks. To register to become a self-management lay leader,or sign up for a self-management workshop in your area please call 752-3946 or toll free 1-866-880-8998. For further information on workshop and training schedules please visit Eastern Health’s website at

• The Tenacious String Orchestra is an amateur community orchestra under the leadership of Alison Black, concert master of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. We practice weekly from September to June and have several performances a year. If you play the violin, viola, cello or bass and would like to share the joy of making music, come check us out. No auditions required. For more information, please contact Kathy Skinner at


• Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design. For more information on classes offered visit


• Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador. Good eating = good thinking. Help kids get a nutritious start to the school day. Support your local Kids Eat Smart Club - where all kids get the benefit of a healthy breakfast or snack at school. Donate, volunteer. Contact 1-877-722-1996 or visit for more information.


• Heavenly Creatures Fives for Lives campaign. Five dollars may not seem like a lot in today’s society, but added to five dollar donations from other animal lovers, it can mean the difference between life and death for a homeless animal. Donations can be sent through Paypal on our website. For more information on how to donate call 739-0077 or e-mail


• Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications for funding through our Opportunities Program. For more information, visit or call The Learn Line at 1-800-563-1111.


• ‘You Can Stop by Starting with Us’ is a four-week smoking cessation group program offered by the Smokers’ Helpline for people who are thinking about quitting smoking, those who have quit and are trying to remain smoke free, or for people who have had a slip and need support. Led by a trained facilitator, the meetings provide an opportunity to learn helpful quit tips and receive support from others. Free resource materials and prizes are included. Group runs every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Smokers’ Helpline office, located at 15 Pippy Place, St. John’s. For more information and to register, contact the Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-363-5864.


• Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs’ (NLOWE) has launched a new blog. The blog will feature posts by members and staff of NLOWE, as well as community partners and guest experts, and is designed to be a forum for them to share their expertise on topics that are relevant to the NLOWE membership and the provincial business community. “Around and About” will offer many benefits for readers and bloggers alike. Readers will benefit from the experience and expertise offered by business women in their own province, while bloggers will have the opportunity to enhance their reputation, grow their networks, build greater online traffic, and get their company’s name into the online sphere. “Around & About” with NLOWE can be found online at


 • Guiding has something for every girl/women. Learn to be a team player, develop self-confidence, do community service projects and  get involved with your community, learn about camping, and do sports safety awareness. Joining is easy, visit or email or call 1-800-565-8111.


• Are you a person with a disability? Are you curious about how you can make your environment work for you? If you have questions or concerns about accessibility and inclusion, contact the Independent Living Resource Centre at 722-4031 or through our website at


• Do you feel your surroundings could be a little more inclusive?  Are there barriers or obstacles that are making things less accessible for people with disabilities? If you need information on removing barriers to accessibility, contact the Independent Living Resource Centre at 722-4031 or through our website at



• Memorial Toastmasters meet every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. at: Beatrice Watts boardroom, Memorial University campus, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation in room IIC-2014. Guests are welcome. For details visit or  contact: email to


 • The staff of the Memorial University Botanical Garden is now offering advice and expertise twice a week on local AM radio channel VOWR 800. Tune in on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. for timely tips about gardening in Newfoundland and Labrador. VOWR can be heard on the AM dial at 800 (on the Avalon Peninsula), online by visiting VOWR’s website (, on Rogers digital television on channel 945 and on Bell Aliant digital cable. Questions and feedback for Garden Time can be emailed to Please provide a return address with your question so you can receive a small token of appreciation from the botanical garden. For more information on the Memorial University Botanical Garden’s programs and events visit


• The Canadian Cancer Society offers a toll free service called Cancer Information and Support. If you require information on any type of cancer or are in need of emotional support please contact 1-888-939-3333.


• Are you or someone you know affected by cancer? The Canadian Cancer Society has an online community for people with cancer and their caregivers. This community is a safe and welcoming place where both English and French speaking Canadians can share their experiences throughout their cancer journey and build relationships that will support them in their fight against the disease. Please visit or


• The Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycles. The ReStore accepts donations of good quality used furniture, household goods, building materials and more for resale at the ReStore – 6 Robin Hood Bay Road.  Your donation will help keep our community green, and help a family to a home. Call 753-2721 for details or to schedule a pickup, or visit


• Bioenergetics Exercise Classes with Donna Burt on Tuesdays and Bio-spiritual Focusing: “Let the Body Speak Its Mind” on Wednesdays at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email to register.

• New in St. John’s – Monthly mass in French in the Marian Chapel of the Basilica. Access from St. Bonaventure’s College parking, facing The Rooms. Masses thereafter will be held on every third Sunday of each month. For more details contact Celia at

• Nouveau à Saint-Jean - Messe mensuelle en français, dans la Marian Chapel de la Basilique. Accès par le stationnement de St. Bonaventure’s College face au Musée The Rooms. Les messes suivantes auront lieu tous les troisièmes dimanches de chaque mois. Pour plus de détails contacter Celia à


• The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association- Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to offer its annual post-secondary scholarship program to hard of hearing, late-deafened, and oral deaf students in Newfoundland and Labrador.  For more information about CHHA-NL’s scholarship program, or our programs and services, please contact us at: Tel/TTY: 709-753-3224, Toll Free: 1-888-753-3224, Email:, Text: 709-725-3224, Fax: 709-753-5640 or visit us online at:


• Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) holds a Thrift Shop every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting). Articles for sale include good quality children’s and adult’s clothes and household goods. All items are available for very affordable prices. A light lunch is also served. All are welcome.

• Have you been diagnosed with cancer within the past year? If so, Memorial University’s School of Nursing would like to hear from you. Researchers would like to interview individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past year to learn about their concerns and needs so that strategies can be developed to help patients with cancer better. If you are interested and would like more information about this study contact Joanne Smith-Young at 777-7106 or toll-free 1-888-477-6844 or email

• Foster parents are needed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, please call the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association at 754-0213, toll free 1-877-754-0218 or email Check out our website at

• There is a game of Bridge every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Wesley Church corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue. Cost is $4 per person. All are welcome

• Shambhala St. John’s, meditations weekly schedule on the second Floor of 120 Lemarchant Road (please use west door at back of the building). Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening 7:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.(6:45pm for beginners)., Sunday Morning 10 a.m. - Noon (9:30 a.m. for chants)

• Bingo every Sunday night at 8 p.m., at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Road in St. Johns. Doors open at 7 p.m.

• The Visiting Artist Program funds schools to bring artists or arts organizations into the school to offer presentations or work with students in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details at 726-2212, or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or email

• Anyone wishing to support the Love of Learning’s programs can do so while recycling simply let the staff at Evergreen recycling know when you drop off your empty beverage containers. For more information call 722-8848.

• Al-Anon Family Groups are open to anyone who feels his or her life has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you think you fit in to this category, you may be interested in attending the Twelve Steps Study Group, an Al-Anon Family Group which meets at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive, Mount Pearl on Thursdays at 8 p.m. For information, call 722-2666.

• The NL Foster Families Association has developed two educational presentations that staff can offer at your school, agency or group at any time. Different Kinds of Families is a presentation for children/youth, and Foster Care: What You Need to Know is a presentation for adults who would like to learn more about foster care in the province. Call Amy at 754-0213, toll free 877-754-0218, or email

• Terra Nova Council, Knights of Columbus, is collecting memorabilia related to the Knights of Columbus. Anyone wishing to donate an item to its archives can do so by dropping it off