The Tely GoGuide

Published on January 31, 2013
Join St. John’s comic book artists as they celebrate Wallace Ryan’s mom’s birthday (and his birthday two days later) and pay tribute to all those moms who threw our comics out when we were kids, on Feb. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at the Anna Templeton Centre, 278 Duckworth St. Art supplies are provided and all you need to bring is some cookies or snacks to share and some of your favourite comics to share or trade. Wallace Ryan holds up an information sheet on lettering for comics in this file photo. — Telegram file photo

Friday, February 1

All Saints Parish, C.B.S., is having a dinner and dance on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. We will be hosting a three-course meal (roast chicken dinner) to be followed by an adult dance at our parish hall. Music by Mel Strong and the Retro Band. Tickets can be purchased at the parish office by calling 834-4501. There will be ticket draws and a door prize.

 Saturday, February 2

There will be a flea market at All Saints Parish Hall, C.B.S., on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. Table rental is $15. To rent a table, call the church office 834-4501 or call Barb 834-4795. Soup and sandwiches and moose burgers can be purchased during the flea market. No crafts please.

 Sunday, February 3

There will be a flea market at All Saints Parish Hall, C.B.S., on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. Table rental is $15. To rent a table, call the church office 834-4501 or call Barb 834-4795. Soup and sandwiches and moose burgers can be purchased during the flea market. No crafts please.

 Tuesday, February 5

The Kirk concert series presents the “Newfoundland School” with special guests Sylvie Proulx, guitar professor; Johanna Jabora-Scott, flute professor; Nathan Cook, chamber music professor; Rob Reid, guitar, Greg Bruce, saxophone and Jaakob Palasvirta, organ on Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 76 Queens Rd. Entrance is by freewill donation; donations are shared between the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Charitable Foundation and The Kirk.

General Listings

Friday, February 1

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue will be holding a Jigg’s dinner on Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in the church auditorium. A delicious partridgeberry dessert is included. Tickets are $15 and are available at the church office by calling 579-0039. Come along and bring a friend.

• The Wesley Youth Group will be showing the Disney animated classic movie “Lady and the Tramp” on Feb. 1 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the church (corner of Hamilton Avenue and Patrick Street). Refreshments and snacks will be served. Admission is free. All are welcome.

• The Holy Cross Junior High School Council will be hosting an adult dance at the Knights of Columbus, St Clare’s Avenue on Feb. 1 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 each, are available in advance only, at the office of Holy Cross Junior High. Music supplied by Grant Brown’s Magical Night’s DJ services. All proceeds will go to Holy Cross Junior High.

• There will be a NunatuKavut (“NCC”) community meeting this Friday, Feb. 1 to welcome and support NCC youth from all over Labrador who will be gathering near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in protest of the Muskrat Falls project and in defence of their aboriginal rights. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at the Labrador Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. NCC encourages its members to come out to discuss the youth-lead action and get updates on NCC.

Saturday, February 2

• Gail Taylor Benefit on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelligrews. Tickets $10 each. There will be an auction and a dance.

• The Club du Samedi offers entertaining and educational activities in French for children aged five to 14. Each Saturday, 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. The next session will start on Feb. 2. The cost is $100 per child ($85 for ACFSJ members.) For more information, please call 726-4900 or email

• Animal Tracks at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from Feb. 2-24. Every footprint tells a story … what stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories.

• Moose Supper on Feb. 2 at  St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, Coley’s Point at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and are available from any vestry member or by calling 786-6342.

Sunday, February 3

• Celebration of Candlemas on Sunday, Feb. 3, Mass in French at  5 p.m. Pancake super at 6 p.m. at Theatre Centre Communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd., St-John’s. Free for ACFSJ’s members. For more info: 726-4900,

Tuesday, February 5

• The board of directors and staff of the Eating Disorder Foundation of NL invite you to attend its fifth annual general meeting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5 at 31 Peet St., Suite 230. For more information you may contact the EDFNL office at 722-0500 or

• The February meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Elks Club on Carpasion Road. If you or your family have been affected by prostate cancer, or have questions about prostate cancer, you are welcomed to attend. It is hoped to introduce our newly appointed provincial co-ordinator at this meeting.

• The February meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held 8 p.m. on Feb. 5 at St. David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue. Mike Fleming will be doing a video tour of John Gullage’s garden. Wonderful prizes will be raffled. A social will follow. Come enjoy a cup of tea, delicious cookies and a chat with fellow gardeners.

Wednesday, February 6

• Bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program and bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program fast-track option information session on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Memorial University school of nursing, Room 2956, Health Sciences Centre and western regional school of nursing, third floor, Monaghan Hall, Corner Brook. All high school students, post-secondary students and mature men and women interested in a career in nursing are invited to attend. For further information call 864-6871/6703, 777-6272 or 637-5489.


• Free training being offered on Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Understanding Elder Abuse: Practical Skills for Community Volunteers and Service Providers. This training will held in the Holiday Inn (Salon D), 180 Portugal Cove Rd. Lunch is included. Advance registration required. To register call the Seniors Resource Centre-NL at 737-2333 or for more information, go to

• The City of St. John’s is currently receiving applications for the 2013 special events and festivals grant. Applications must be received at the department of corporate services, fourth floor, City Hall, 10 New Gower St., P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, N.L., A1C 5M2 on or before Friday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Application forms and guidelines are available online at under “Forms and Applications” in the “Events” section or at the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture at 348 Water St.

• Out of the Darkness Comedy Cabaret Night at the C.L.B. Armoury, Harvey Road on Feb. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Glenn Downey. Performances by Amy House, J.R. Fagan. Music by Gayle Tapper, Bob Rutherford, Neil Rosenberg, Terri Lacey with Friends. Tickets $75 and include a three-course prime rib dinner. Reserved parking available at The Rooms. Tickets available at the C.L.B. 722-1737, Fred’s Records 753-9191, by calling 743-1442 or email

• The Newfoundland & Labrador Rose of Tralee Centre is actively seeking young women to represent the province in 2013 in an international celebration of Irish heritage. Want to find out more? Join us for our information night and fundraiser, proudly hosted at the Benevolent Irish Society Hall, 30 Harvey Rd. on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Door prizes, 50/50 draw and entertainment throughout the evening. If you are a female between the ages of 18 and 27, born in Ireland, or of Irish origin by virtue of an ancestor having been born in Ireland, Canadian, or have resided in Newfoundland & Labrador for 10 years, unmarried, or never been married, available to travel to Ireland to represent the Province of Newfoundland, full expenses paid or know someone who is, we want to talk to you. Tickets $5, available at the door.

• To cap off its 25th year of contributing to the literary arts in the province, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has partnered with the Newfoundland Quarterly to offer a Postcard Story Contest. The winning submission will be published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Newfoundland Quarterly, and its author will also take home a $250 cash prize. The contest is open to all writers in Newfoundland and Labrador who are age 19 and over. The stories must be in English, unpublished and not currently submitted to any other publication or contest. Submissions must be 250 words or less in any genre (narrative or poetry, fiction or nonfiction – anything goes!) and include the word ‘twenty-five’, or the numeral ‘25.’ Submission deadline is February 8. For full submission details, visit WANL’s website at

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru movement eight-hour weekend course for new and returning students. Friday evening and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., in St. John’s. With 20 gentle, easy moves that promote greater vitality and health in 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 or visit

• On Saturday, Feb. 9, Newman Sound Men’s Choir will don our tuxedos for our sixth annual Love Songs For Seniors. Throughout the day, we will perform free concerts at three seniors’ homes to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This community outreach program is warmly welcomed each year. For our 40 singers, it’s a day-long volunteer commitment to present this lovely and heartwarming event to residents and their families. In lieu of concert tickets, Newman Sound is seeking pledges of any amount to support this performance and our other artistic endeavours throughout the year. Newman Sound is a registered charity and will be issuing tax receipts for amounts of $20 and higher. Performances are scheduled as follows: 11 a.m. — Admirals’ Coast Retirement Centre, Kelligrews; 1:30 p.m. — Agnes Pratt Home and 3 p.m. — Caribou Veterans’ Pavilion, Miller Centre.

• Book Artist Tara Bryan will teach you how to make pop-up structures that can be used individually or combined to create cards, decorations, book illustrations and more on Feb. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Dr. Starting with simple cut-on-the-fold pop-ups and moving to more complex assembled movable structures, you will learn the basic techniques for designing your own pop-up images. There will be time to experiment with various papers, adhesives and other materials to hone your skills and play. Bring your own drawings, prints, paintings, magazines — anything on paper that can be cut out — and learn to turn them into 3-D movable images. Cost is $150 materials included.

• Cinéma Jeunesse : Cendrillon (É-U 2012) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Theatre in the Centre des Grands-Vents. 65 Ridge Rd. Free for members upon presentation of the membership cards ($2 for non-members.) Free popcorn. For more info: 726-4900,

• Valentine’s dinner and dance at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Hot roast beef dinner, $25 per person. Tickets pre-sold only, call 895-2215 or 895-6424.

• NL Moves February — Butoh inspired movement with Lisa Porter on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Vanda Maunder Dance Studio, 59 Farm Rd., Brigus. For more information email DanceNL at

• On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Wesley Male Choir will host the Salvation Army Citadel Corps, led by Majors Brian and Valerie Wheeler, including the band led by Jim Moulton and songsters led by Leah Antle, for a worship service at Wesley. The service will start at 6:50 p.m. and refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome to attend.

• St. Michael’s Men’s Association will host a Jigg’s dinner with pancakes for dessert on Monday, Feb. 11 at the St. John’s Shrine Club, Topsail Road at 6:30 p.m. To book tickets call 579-8279 or 437-6654. Tickets are $15. Tickets are limited so please call early to avoid disappointment.

• From Garden to Campus Brown Bag Series from 1-2 p.m. on Feb. 12 at The Landing, UC-3018, MUN St. John’s Campus. Admission: $5 per person. Free for MUN Students (voluntary donations gratefully accepted). All proceeds help support the MUN Botanical Garden education program. Upcoming sessions: Gardening for Bees and Butterflies on March 7 and Growing From Seed on April 4. Registration is not required. For more information call the Botanical Garden at 864-8590 or visit the Garden’s website at

• Pancake supper at St. Lawrence Parish Hall Portugal Cove on Feb. 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, tea, coffee, $6 per person. Tickets pre-sold only, call 895-2215 or 895-2263.

• The  ACW of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail will hold their Shrove Tuesday supper consisting of baked ham, potato and vegetables with pancake dessert, tea or coffee on Feb. 12 in the Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at $12.50 each and $6 for children under 12 years can be obtained by calling Joan at 834-1914 or Libby at 834-2553. There will also be a card game in the Parish Hall at 8 p.m. Cost is $5. Bring your own cards and baskets. Tea and coffee will be served.

 • St. Augustine’s parish supper will be held on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Supper includes ham, beans and scalloped potatoes with a homemade dessert, cards are to follow. Cost is $10 for supper and $5 for cards (bring your own basket). For tickets please call April at 753-1931. Come along and bring a friend.

  • The first meeting of the newly formed St. John’s Aboriginal Women’s Association will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the St. John’s Status of Women Centre, 170 Cashin Ave.

• Coping Series: Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy, with Helen Martinez on Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please call 753-8760 or email to register.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.

• Strange Terrain Revisited — one day in early 2013, Barbara Rieti was stunned to realize that it had been 30 years since her fieldwork on Newfoundland fairylore — yet it seemed to her that mere weeks had passed. She had been with the fairies, and you can be, too. Come listen to some of her favourite stories on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. at The Ship, 265 Duckworth St.

• Feb. 13, Memorial presents: Engaging Citizens — The Power of Collaboration in Democracy, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Innovation Hall, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John’s Campus (webcast live). A panel of Memorial and international experts will discuss civic engagement in this province and the world. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q and A and reception. All are welcome to attend in person, or watch the live webcast at No RSVP needed.

• The next Wessex Society lecture will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Richard Thomas, World Heritage Project Lead, Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, will speak on the topic: “Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve: A world heritage site in the making?” All are welcome to attend.

• Feb 14, Words in Edgewise 20/20: Public Engagement from 8-10 p.m. at Eastern Edge Gallery. Words in Edgewise 20/20 will challenge some of MUN’s best and brightest to fit their public engagement stories into the popular Pecha Kucha format: 20 images x 20 seconds = a frantic, often hilarious, night of short, snappy and engaging talks. Admission is free at the 19+ event. No RSVP needed.

 • Theatre Newfoundland Labrador presents its annual Winter Carnival dinner theatre for kids — “Leif the Unlucky” on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. There are two shows — 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with pizza from Louis Gee’s Pizza. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now until Feb. 14.  Please call Cynthia 639-7238 to book.

• Valentine’s Day party at Theatre Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd., St. John’s on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. For more information: 726-4900,

• Memorial Ambassador is a competitive volunteer program at Memorial University that allows successful students to get involved on and off campus by attending events such as affinity dinners and presidential awards ceremonies. The students also participate in useful training sessions on topics like networking. The application deadline is Feb. 15. For more information on the program, email or visit the Answers front desk in the University Centre, room 3005.

• Powers Court open-mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels, C.B.S. on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. For more Information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

• The 50th Anniversary Committee is celebrating our parish schools, St. Pius X Girl’s and Boy’s Schools, on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The celebratory service will open in the St. Pius X Church followed by a reception and open house in the Parish Hall and the Elementary School from 2:30-4 p.m. Past administrators, faculty, staff, students and friends of both schools are invited to join us for this event. Come and celebrate, meet old friends, share memories and reminisce about the good old days. There will be a display of photos and memorabilia from both schools. For more information or if you have photos you would like to share contact the parish office at 754-0170 or email:

• 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 Feb. 17 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.

• Ciné-franco: The Artist (Drama- France-2011) on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd. Free for members upon presentation of the membership cards ($2 for non-members.) For more info: 726-4900,

• Scrapbooking your Stories workshop at The Rooms on Feb. 19, 26 and March 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. How can objects and documents inspire your story? Start scrapbooking your personal history in this three-part hands-on workshop at The Rooms. Hear from experts on journaling, sketching and interviewing while preserving your memories for years to come. This workshop is for adults, costs $60 and pre-registration is required. Cost includes some materials; please bring your own scrapbook. To register, contact visitor services at 757-8090.

 • De-Constructing Anger with facilitator Lito Libres, M.A. (Couns. Psych)  on Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Church.  All are welcome. For more information or to register visit for online registration or call Sr. Loretta at 579-0168, or email

• Cowan Heights United Church Membership and Spirit Of Newfoundland are having dinner and a show: “Go Duet Yourself” with duets such as “Islands in the Stream” and “I had the Time of My Life” featuring Peter Halley, Shelly Neville and other well known artists from Newfoundland on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the former Masonic Temple on Cathedral Street. Spirit of Newfoundland is kindly donating their time to what is our major fundraiser for the year. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. We will also be having a silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person with a $25 receipt per ticket. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 22. For tickets phone Sharon at 745-4074 or the church office at 745-2871.

 • College of the North Atlantic Junior Culinary Team Fundraiser all you can eat brunch buffet on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prince Phillip Drive Campus cafeteria. Cost $20 per person. We will only be selling 150 tickets. For tickets please contact

• Animal Tracks at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ongoing to Feb. 24. Every foot print tells a story … what stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories.

• The 24th Annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is now open for submissions. Whether you’re a filmmaker or part of a film-related organization, we’d love for you to submit a film or help us get the word out. We accept any and all films directed, written or produced by women. Co-gender productions are also accepted. The 24th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival will take place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. The early bird deadline to submit a film is March 18 and the final deadline is May 20. Submissions will be accepted through Withoutabox or by mail. For more information visit For a list of accepted formats and to download the required forms go to

• College of the North Atlantic Journalism Alumni Reunion. Are you a current or past student of the Journalism program at College of the North Atlantic’s Stephenville campus? Plans are now underway for a Journalism Alumni Reunion this summer in Stephenville. The organizing committee is looking to get in touch with potential attendees so that we can find out how many people are hoping or planning to attend. The event will take place during the weekend of July 26-28. For more information, please email: or


• The following Grand Concourse trails are groomed and open for winter: C.A. Pippy Park (skiing only,) Quidi Vidi Lake, Mundy Pond, Kenny’s Pond, Waterford River, Long Pond. Visit for information.

 • 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 who attend. If you would like further information on how to become a volunteer please contact Lori Whitten, volunteer co-ordinator, at 757-8533 or

• Alive with yoga invites you to move your body and free your spirit with this new session of yoga. Whether you’re beginning or experienced, the schedule provides many choices, for all ages, a.m. and p.m. classes, gentle and meditation. Kripalu Yoga, recognizes every body is different, it views postures as tools to release chronic tension, stretch and strengthen the body and increase self-awareness, postures are modified to meet individual needs. Gentle beginner yoga, Fridays at 11 a.m. Classes taught by Judy Power, certified Kripalu Yoga and holistic health educator, or 754-2425.

• Valentine’s chocolate roses fundraiser. Heavenly Creatures will be selling Hershey’s Kisses’ roses to raise funds for the animals in our care. Roses are just $1 each. Pre-ordered roses can be picked up from a volunteer’s home in St. John’s, or if necessary, delivery can be arranged to the purchaser if it’s in St. John’s or Mount Pearl if you order 12 roses or more. We are not able to deliver roses from the purchaser to their family or friends. Payment for delivery is COD or can be emailed in advance to To place your order or to find our where to purchase roses, call Ashley at 576-0440/682-8487 or email

• The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, South and Central Chapter are excited to offer new recreational therapy programs this winter. We are offering: early intervention music groups for children with autism spectrum disorder ages two to five. Interactive music groups for individuals with autism spectrum disorder ages five to adult. We are also offering one-to-one sessions if individuals are interested. If you or anyone you know is interested in these groups please contact Kimberly-Ann McDonald, regional program co-ordinator for the Autism Society, at 489-4190 or email or visit Registration now open.

• 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 tots’ program — especially designed for two- to four-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 or coffee for yourself. The tots’ 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.

• The Kiwanis Annual Music Festival 2013 runs from Feb. 17-28. We desperately need volunteers for the following: for the full two-week event: floor marshals, ticket sellers and ushers. Contact 579-1523 or email The festival office is at 90 O’Leary Ave.