Today, October 25
The Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association will be offering the presentation “Foster Care: What you need to know” at 21 Pippy Place, Suite 108 (Directly across from the turnoff to O’Leary Avenue) from 1-2:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. If you’d like to hear about the role of the Provincial Foster Families Association, the current need for foster homes, and how to begin the process if you are interested in becoming a foster family, please join us. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided.
Friday, October 26
Harvest Moon Fundraiser on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The International Women’s Day planning committee proudly presents this fun event. Join us at The Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Rd. for an event celebrating women. Invite your mother, sister and a friend for an evening of entertainment with songs, dancing and storytelling. Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 available at The Travel Bug Avalon Mall and Water Street (cash only). For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 753-0220. Sheilagh O’Leary, councillor at large for the City of St. John’s will serve as MC.
Saturday, October 27
Torbay Women’s Institute will hold a craft and bake sale and morning coffee with homemade goodies on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kinsmen Community Centre, Bauline Line, Torbay.
Sunday, October 28
St. John’s Orienteering Club Halloween trick or treat event. Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. Maps $2. Beginners welcome. Location — ButterPot Park, follow directions at the gate. Please note the early start time and pre-register at www.sjoc.ca contact 864-8634 for details.
Monday, October 29
Card Party for Cystic Fibrosis on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at Knight’s of Columbus on Greenwood Crescent, Mount Pearl. Bring your own cards and baskets. Admission is $3.
Tuesday, October 30
The ninth annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival is set for Oct. 30-Nov. 4. The event features local storytellers as well as those from across the country and Europe. You can hear the one about some cheeky wee fairies, a haunted tale, something from another land or some traditional local favourites. On Halloween night participate in the “Story Slam” and be eligible for the $150 cash prize. For more information on “Story Slam” and all scheduled events, visit storytellingstjohns.ca or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 31
Calling all ghosts, goblins and general freaks. Looking for somewhere to haunt on Oct. 31st? Come to the LSPU Hall for some tricks and treats from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Drop in for treats and Halloween games. Time for the big spooks to come out at 8 p.m. We’ll reveal the Newfoundland Paranormal Investigations Team’s findings from their Oct. 20th overnight stakeout. Costumes strongly encouraged. Drink and Be Scary. pay what you can donations accepted at the door. Cash bar.
Thursday, November 1
The NL Thrombosis, Blood and Immune Disorders Education and Research Project invites the public to attend an event called “The Platelet: Friend or Foe” on Nov. 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the GEO Centre in St. John’s. The event will be of interest to anyone living with a platelet disorder, cancer or taking anti-platelet agents such as Aspirin or Plavix, and their family and friends.The event will also be of interest to physicians, nurses, lab technologists, students and anyone interested in medical science.
Today, October 25
• The Town of Conception Bay South invites the 50+ population to participate in a 50+ bus outing to Carbonear on Oct. 25. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Princess Sheila Seniors Club for a game of cards, darts and good company. Pickup will start at 9:45 a.m. and arrival back to Conception Bay South is estimated for 4:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided by motor coach. There is no fee for this event, but participants are asked to purchase their own lunch. Pickup locations are Conception Bay South Recreation Complex — bus leaving at 9:50 a.m. and Robert French Memorial Stadium — bus leaving at 10:10 a.m. Pre-registration is required for this event. To register for this event call 834-6534. Spaces are limited.
• Topsail United Church annual giant auction will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Numerous items to bid on. All are welcome. To view a preliminary list of auction items please visit the church webpage at www.tosailunitedchurch.nf.net.
• On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial University Botanical Garden, Todd Boland will speak about David Austin’s English roses, an illustrated lecture. All are welcome at this meeting of the John Cabot Rose Society.
• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Room 2J619, (near pastoral care) at The Health Sciences Centre. All parents dealing with the death of a child at any age are welcome to attend.
• The third annual Global Oneness Day — Join us and help spread a wave of peace throughout the world, as we celebrate the oneness of all humanity at Presentation Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr. on Oct. 25-27. To register call 754-1582 or 754-1173 after 5 p.m.
• Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is please to announce that the Harbour Haunt is now open at the Village Shopping Centre. Come visit us if you dare at 7 p.m. from Oct. 25-31. For more information visit www.harbourhaunt.ca. A child friendly matinee weekend will be hosted Oct. 27 and 28.
Friday, October 26
• Family Life Bureau — Family Friday Night at the Movies on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This month’s movie title is, “Front of the Class,” popcorn is provided.
• Cupids variety concert on Friday Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Lots of fun, laughter and music. Limited seating, come early. For more information call 528-3467.
• Wesley Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) will be showing the 1931 classic movie “Frankenstein” staring Boris Karloff on Friday night, Oct. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
• The NL Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada will be hosting a Halloween dance in support of The Glenn Kennell Memorial “Ride for the Breath of Life” on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue. Tickets are $10 each. Call Lorraine at 747-2951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, October 27
• St. Mary's Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue, will be holding its annual fall fair on Saturday, Oct. 27 starting at 9 a.m. in the church auditorium. Wonderful stalls including baked goods, a Newfoundland stall, jewellery, sewn and knitted items, a Halloween Kiddies Korner and other surprises. Morning coffee, lunch and a salad buffet supper will be served. Supper is $15, sittings at 4:45 and 6:30 p.m. Please call the church office at 579-0039 for information and tickets.
• The Women’s Health Clinic at Eastern Health will hold its annual Women’s Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Centre. There will be only female staff in attendance and Pap tests and breast exams will be offered. Refreshments will also be provided. Those interested are encouraged to book an appointment by calling 777-3018 or 777-7460.
• On Saturday Oct. 27 the Avon Foundation will be launching the “Every Penny Counts” campaign at Powers Pond Park Mount Pearl. Please bring all your spare change between 10 a.m - 4 p.m. All funds will be donated in the fight against breast cancer to the Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada.
• The Anglican Cathedral Parish fall sale will take place on Oct. 27 in the Parish Hall on Queen’s Road, beginning at 10 a.m. Morning coffee, soup and sandwich lunch and eat-in turkey teas will be available during the day. All of the usual stalls, including christmas, fancy work, children’s books, baked goods and many more will be displayed. Come and join us for this great day of fun and fellowship. For more information go to our web site at www.stjohnsanglicancathedral.org.
• The Anglican Church of St. Philip’s will have a Halloween celebration for all ages commencing at 1-2 p.m. with a Halloween costume walkabout with surprises en route on Oct. 27.
• First United Church Women will be having their afternoon tea and sale on Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the corner of Park Avenue/Churchill Avenue in Mount Pearl. Adults $5, children $1.
• Cowan Heights United Church, 141 Frecker Dr. Board of Management will be having a Jiggs dinner and variety show beginning 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Tickets are $20. and are available from Greg Stokes 364-6037 or the church office 745-2871.
• Men’s Club, Cowan Heights United Church 141 Frecker Dr. are having Jiggs dinner/roast beef and variety show on Saturday, Oct. 27 — at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for this church fundraiser from Greg Stokes 364-6037 or the church office 745-2871, Cost: $20. Adults Children $10.
• 2012 SPCA Masquerade Gala, Oct. 27 at the Delta Hotel, great food great entertainment with silent auction and more. Champagne reception starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 each with a $50 tax receipt. To order tickets please call 682-7963.
• Fundraising Halloween dance on Oct. 27 at the Shriner’s Club, 530 Topsail Rd. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $12. Must be 19 years and older, lots of door prizes and best costumes prizes. To buy tickets leave a message at 579-0734 or in the evening call 728-8871. Email email@example.com. Organized by the Philippine Newfoundland Women’s Organization Inc.
• Visit MUN ‘Boo-tanical’ Garden on Oct. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fun weekend of Halloween arts and crafts, story time and face painting. Come on a special Halloween nature hike with our education staff and explore the Batty Bat trail, our pumpkin patch and more. A full weekend of family fun is available for young children and parents alike. Free admission for children in costume, friends of the garden and MUN students. Registration is not required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for young children and their families.
Sunday, October 28
• Cochrane Street United Church is pleased to invite you to join us for “Worship Under the Dome” with special guests — world famous “Canadian Tenors” on Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at 81 Cochrane St., St. John’s, N.L. For further information, please contact the church office at 722-3023.
• An art exhibition by Virginia (Stamp) Houston will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1-8 p.m. at The Interpretation Centre, St. Stephen’s, St. Mary’s Bay. Free admission. For more information call 525-2363 or 902-401-6883.
• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians.
• Torbay folk group open-jam session on Sunday, Oct 28 at 3 p.m. at Liddys in Torbay.
• On Sunday, Oct. 28 Les Ms and Friends will be hosting “Sing for Care.” Come to The Kirk at 7 p.m. for an evening of songs. Tickets are $20, purchased at the Holy Heart Box Office (579-4424, holyhearttheatre.com). All proceeds go to the Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation Patient & Family Support Fund.
• The Gower Community Band presents its “Terra Nova Gala Concert 2012” Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall at Memorial University’s School of Music. The concert features premiere performances of award-winning works from the GCB’s sixth annual composition competition. It’s an evening of exciting new music by creative young N.L. composers, and concert-goers will have an opportunity to meet them at a reception following the show. There will also be familiar band selections and current favorites for lovers of the concert band genre. Tickets $15 general, $10 seniors/students in support of the GCB Scholarships program.
Tuesday, October 30
• Join the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse’s next public meeting on Oct. 30, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, Common Area, 6th Floor, 135 MacDonald Dr., St. John’s. Guest speaker, Cst. Kevin Foley, RNC, with a presentation on “Drive Wise: Safe Driving Practices for Mature Canadians.” Refreshments will be served courtesy of Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence. If you can’t make it in person, feel free to join the meeting online. Please go to www.nlnpea.ca/Event_postings for further information or call the Seniors Resource Centre at 737-2333. All are welcome.
• The St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers will meet Oct. 30 at Corpus Christi Hall at 7:30 p.m., business meeting at 8 p.m. Welcome all interested, a great place to meet embroiderers. We will be discussing the fall workshop, and collecting handwork donations for the auction and morning coffee, which will be Nov. 3 from 9:30 a.m. until noon, at Bally Haly.
Wednesday, October 31
• “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” — a book study, with Carmel Doyle and Tim Turner, starting Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. going to noon at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please register by Oct. 31 by calling The Lantern at 753-8760, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 1
• Family Life Bureau — Anger Management for Women (six weeks). Facilitator: Lito Libres, M.A. (Coun. Psych). Begins on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 12-2 p.m. For more information or to register visit www.rcsj.org for on line registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh at 579-0168, or email, email@example.com.
• Storyteller Marta Singh will be at the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. to tell folk and fairy tales with a Halloween twist. Open to all.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) will be honoring exceptional women in business will bat the 15th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards next week. This annual awards gala will recognize women from across the province in the categories of Start-up, Innovation, Community Impact, Visionary, Youth and Entrepreneurial Excellence. The gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s.
• Service of Remembrance and Celebration for children who have died through perinatal loss at St. Teresa’s church on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Rev. Jacintha Penney, manager Pastoral Care and Ethics, HSC will preside and preach at this city wide ecumenical service for perinatal loss (miscarriages, stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies, etc.) This service is for men and women who have experienced this loss as a parent, grandparent, family member or friend.
• St. John the Evangelist Church Topsail will be holding a flea market in the church hall on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee is 25 cents. For further information contact Bruce at 834-2837.
• St. James UCW will hold a sale and morning coffee on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Church Auditorium, 330 Elizabeth Ave. from 9:45 a.m.-noon. Tickets $5 available at the door.
• St. Peter’s Parish, Upper Gullies will be holding their annual fall fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. with morning coffee. A variety of items for sale: preserves, baked goods, sewing and knitted goods, christmas items and a silent auction. Dinner at 6 p.m. consisting of cold turkey and buffet of salads and dessert, followed by a card game. For tickets call the church office at 744-2648.
• Third annual True Crafters’ Fair will be held at Gower St. United Church (Gower Street entrance) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring a variety of hand-made items, crafts, jewellery, photography by crafters/exhibitors from St. John’s and area. Admission $1. Lunch items available.
• “The Edible Garden” at MUN Botanical Garden continues until Nov. 4. Open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• First annual CCA Youth Achieve Run for Literacy in St. John’s on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. The run will take place at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Rd. Funds raised from this event will be used to provide literacy tutoring to youth ages 12-16 that are still in school, but are in need of intensive support in literacy in order to graduate. For further information on registration, pledge sheets, sponsorship or donations contact Margie Howell, Community Centre Alliance at 753-5670.
• Fine Art — crafters Christmas sale on Nov. 4 from 12-5 p.m. at the Firemen’s Recreation Centre, Water Street in Brigus. Admission is free and if you bring in a non-perishable food item for the food bank, your name will be entered to win one of several great prizes.
• The annual general meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held at St. David’s Church Hall Elizabeth Avenue at 8 p.m. at Nov. 6. There will be an election of officers followed by a party to celebrate 50 years as a Society. All members and interested gardeners welcome.
• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Nov. 4 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mike or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old-country beat.
• Running the Goat Books and Broadsides celebrates the release of Andy Jones’s newest book Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves, a Jack tale featuring illustrations by Darka Erdelji on Nov. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The LSPU Hall (Second Space), Victoria Street, St. John’s. Jones will read; there will be tunes by Sandy Morris and Allan Ricketts, light refreshments and a cash bar.
• Wesley United Church will be holding a Jiggs dinner luncheon with Moose at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, social to follow. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by calling Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the Church office at 579-3682
• Bollywood Jig a cross cultural dance community on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence 135 MacDonald Dr., 745-7145 www.kennyspondresidence.com. Bollywood Jig will join us to perform and celebrate the colour of multiculturalism.
• Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Workshop on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. Presenter: Phyllis Reardon, M.ED. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. To register contact Phyllis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-hour weekend course for new and returning students. Friday evening and all day Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10 at The Lantern in St. John’s. A set of 20 gentle, easy moves that promote greater vitality and health body/mind/spirit. For all ages. Can also be done seated. Please pre-register by the Thursday before. For further details please contact Sheila at 579-7863/727-7863 or email@example.com. or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.
• Are you a serving or retired member of a Uniformed Service? If you are, you’re invited to the fourth annual Uniformed Services Dinner. This year’s event is hosted by the Conception Bay South Fire Department. The Uniformed Services Dinner was created to bring both serving and retired members of all uniformed services together, in a relaxed and cordial dinner environment. This includes military, police, peace and enforcement officers, fire departments, correctional officers and all other branches of the uniformed services. The dinner is being held Friday, Nov. 9 at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50, 60 Legion Rd., Kelligrews. Tickets are $45 per person. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. For tickets contact Captain John Heffernan the Conception Bay South Fire Department at 834-6540 or 682-3000.
• “Fish Nests” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Nov. 10-25 (excluding Nov. 11). Fish make nests? It’s spawning season at the Fluvarium. Join us to discover how a trout builds a nest and find out how important the riffle area is to the trout. You may even be lucky enough to see a female brown trout making a nest for her eggs.
• St. Michael and All Angels’ Parish are holding their annual fall sale with usual stalls on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Craigmillar Avenue. Sale opens at 9:30 a.m. morning coffee at 10 a.m. ($5), turkey, ham and salads buffet supper at 5 p.m. ($15) cards at 7 p.m. ($2). For takeouts ($10) call 722-4511 or 368-2844.
• All Saints Parish, C.B.S. is holding a fall fair on Nov. 12. Doors open at 10 a.m. with morning coffee, noon — lunch will be soup/sandwiches and moose burgers, 5:30 p.m. — chicken breast dinner and live auction. Tickets are $15. Book your tickets ASAP. Call 834-4501. Vote for our clergy to Kiss the Pig contest, for $5 you can cast your ballot for the clergy of your choice, ballots available at parish office until Nov. 9. and will also be available at fall fair on Nov. 12. Clergy with the most votes will have the privilege to kiss a live pig at the fall fair dinner. For more information, please call Parish Office 834-4501.
• La Leche League Canada — St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group meeting on the The Art of Breastfeeding and avoiding difficulties on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road & Highland Drive). For more information call Jane at 722-5815 or Jan at 739-9368.
• As part of St. Pius X Parish 50th Anniversary celebrations, there will be a special Memorial Service to honour and remember all deceased parishioners since 1962. This will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., in St. Pius X Church. A list of deceased parishioners is posted on the bulletin board in the Church and Chapel entrances as well as the Parish website www.spx.ca. Any questions please contact the Parish Office — 754-0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All are invited to attend this tribute to our past parishioners and your relatives and friends. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
• SAEN will hold its 18th annual Gunter Behr Award/Moose Stew Supper (beef stew available) on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the St. Teresa's Parish Hall on 120 Mundy Pond Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m., supper is served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the office (722-9300), by email at email@example.com or from any SAEN Board member. There will be raffles and a silent auction.
• True Stories of Santa visits with Author Bruce Templeton, author of “The Man in the Red Suit” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., 745-7145, www.kennyspondresidence.com. Meet the man who knew and worked with Santa Claus for over 30 years.
• During the weekend of Nov. 16-18 the Singing Legionnaires will be giving a workshop and several performances in Trepassey for those interested in listening to and learning about coral singing. Come join us as we sing old war songs, old-time gospel songs, and some of the great tunes of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Don’t miss the chance to work with conductor Bill Green, pianist Clyde Johnston and the Singing Legionnaires. The weekend will begin with a meet and greet on Friday evening at 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a pot-luck dinner at 6:30 p.m., a concert at 8 p.m. and a dance at 9 p.m. The weekend will end with a performance at the seniors home at 10 a.m. and Mass at Holy Redeemer at 11:30 a.m. For more information please contact either Jim Healey at 690-8663 or Josephine Waddleton at 428-2273.
• Topsail United Church will be holding an anniversary banquet on Nov. 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kelligrews at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $20 single. To reserve please call the church office at 834-4567, Eileen Green 834-7435 or Bob Bennett 782-0388.
• On Sunday, Nov. 18, Topsail United Church anniversary service will take place at 10:30 a.m. guest clergy will be Rev. Ralph Taylor, Their Honours Lieutenant - Governor John Crosbie and Mrs. Jane Crosbie will be in attendance. Come join us as we celebrate 175 years in the life of our church.
• The Sisters of Mercy, Presentation and Associates will be holding an arts and crafts and bake sale at the Lantern on Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. You are invited to come and bring a friend proceeds are in aid of The Gathering Place, Mercy and Presentation Missions.
• 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. 20. Pickup is at the Church on Saturday, Nov. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
• Spirit of Newfoundland, Peter Halley, Shelley Neville and Bill Brennan on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., 745-7145, www.kennyspondresidence.com. Enjoy the incredible harmonious vocals of these powerful, gifted singers performing a variety of musical genres including Christmas traditional favourites.
• Fourth annual fall fair on Friday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, 135 MacDonald Dr., 745-7145, www.kennyspondresidence.com. Celebrate the season with the return of our very popular craft and bake Sale. All proceeds in aid of the Perlin Players.
• The second annual Canadian Cancer Society-Eastlink Telethon will broadcast live on Eastlink TV Dec. 2 from 1–7 p.m. This telethon will raise funds to support the increased demand for our support programs and services, including items free-of-charge practical support items, emotional support groups, cancer information and our largest support program, Daffodil Place. We are looking for community groups, service groups, church groups, and individuals to host a fundraiser in their community for the telethon. Your group can be pre-recorded or appear live at the telethon to present your contribution. For more information, contact Donna Gear, Revenue Development Coordinator at 1-888-753-6520 ext. 231 or visit www.cancer.ca/nl.
• La Leche League Canada — St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group meeting on nutrition and weaning on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). For more information call Jane at 722-5815 or Jan at 739-9368.