The Telegram Go Guide — calendar of community events

Published on November 14, 2013
Devastation in the Philipines from Typhoon Haiya

Published on 13 November 2013

 The Filipino community of St. John’s will gather at St. Teresa’s Church, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. tonight, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in a prayer vigil for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. All are welcome to gather to spend this time in prayer and solidarity. — Photo by The Associated Press

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Oram family

Published on 13 November 2013

The Short Circuit Dream Fund (SCDF) is a registered Canadian charity that makes the dreams of critically ill children in Newfoundland and Labrador come true.  Since becoming a registered Canadian charity in July 2009, SCDF has made the dreams of more than 20 critically ill children come true.  SCDF was founded in 2007 by William Short at the age of 14 with a goal of giving sick children something to make their everyday lives better. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, MUN’s Residence Life Charity Committee will host a Trivia Night with a television theme. This event is open to students and the public.  It will take place from 7-10 p.m. at the Billy Miller Common Room in Corte Real, Burton’s Pond in St. John’s. The goal of the Trivia Night is to raise funds to help make a dream come true for four-year-old Paul Oram of Glovertown (shown above with his parents) through SCDF.  Paul was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in February 2013 and is undergoing treatments. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Short Circuit Dream Fund will present Paul with his Dream, SCDF’s 23rd Dream Presentation.  This event is open to the public and will take place at 2 p.m. at the Junior Common Room in R. Gushue Hall, Memorial University, St. John’s. — Photo courtesy Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador

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Today, November 14

A.C. Hunter Public Library’s Annual Christmas Tree Decorating with Eric White of Beyond Design on November 14 at 6:30 p.m. To Register, call 737-3950. Donation of a blown-glass ornament is required.

Friday, November 15

• Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Workshop at The Lantern, Barnes Road on Nov. 15 and 16. You will also receive my EFT E-Book. To register contact Phyllis at Attendance is limited.

 Tango On the Edge is hosting an Argentine Tango Workshop at the Arts and Culture Centre  Nov. 15–17 with renowned tanguera Karina Colmeiro. Karina is a well-known performer, artistic director, choreographer and dancer from Buenos Aires. Full details of the workshop schedule and registration information are posted on the club website at To register email Alison  at or Cecilia at

Saturday, November 16

• Foraging for Food and Wellness on Saturday Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An immersion into the world of wild, edible plants. Workshop includes a hike, a meal made from wild plants, and an old-fashioned herbal tea party. Bring rubber boots and your favourite tea cup. Workshop fee is $45. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 335-8315, email or go to

• Anglican Parish of The Good Samaritan will hold its morning coffee and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Wesley United Church Hall. The celebrations will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until noon. There will be a bake stall and surprise bag stall. Tickets are available for $5 per person. The morning coffee will be simple and a way to get out and enjoy a fun, relaxing parish celebration with family and friends before the Christmas rush begins. For tickets please touch base with Donna Tuck at 722-4439 or or they can be bought at the door.

• Heavenly Creatures’ fall

flea market on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The ReMax Centre (aka the curling club), 135 Mayor Ave. Come on out — you never know what you’ll find. Our fall flea market will have everything, perhaps even a kitchen sink, and all proceeds go toward the cost of saving the lives of homeless animals. Seeking donations — we’ll take everything but clothes, VCRs and old computer monitors. We accept furniture, books, plants, jewelry, knick-knacks, children’s items, dishware, pet items, dvds, cds, household items etc. Donations should be brought to the curling club the day before, Friday Nov. 15, between noon and 8 p.m. Please note: owing to a lack of storage space, we can’t accept donations until Nov. 15. For donation pickup, call 739-0077 or email

• George St. United Church Women afternoon tea and variety sale on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $6. Sale is at 2 p.m. in the gym, main floor. Tea and silent auction at 2:30 p.m.  Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre. For Tickets call Ruth at 722-4961, Ruby at 745-4817 or George Street United Church Office at 726-8775.

• St. David’s Presbyterian Church is holding its annual fall sale and afternoon tea on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the church hall, 98 Elizabeth Ave.  Admission $4 per person. Baked goods, crafts, candy, books and other stalls. Join us for a relaxing afternoon in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

• St. John the Evangelist church, Coley’s Point will hold its fall supper on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. You have a choice of roast beef or moose. For tickets you can call Maxine at

786-6342 or any vestry member.

• Powers Court open mic show at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on Nov. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more informatin call frank 834-8196 or Ian 834-3544.

• Discover the changes a little fish must go through as we take fluvarium kids on the journey of a brown trout.  It is spawning season at The Fluvarium. Some lucky visitors may even get to see the fish laying eggs. Enjoy this family fun program with a fishy tale, game and craft Saturday and Sunday Nov. 16 and 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 17

• Winter Woods Walk Family Program at MUN Botanical Garden. Come celebrate winter at MUN Botanical Garden on Sunday, Nov. 17.  Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered; nature hikes will start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by special story times, nature crafts and refreshments, including hot chocolate.  Everyone welcome. Registration is not required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Children aged five and younger admitted free of charge. This program is suitable for young children and their families. For info, please contact the Garden at 864-8590 or visit

• The management and staff of Collision Clinic will proudly present a fully reconditioned 2012 Ford Focus to an individual during the holiday season. This is the 10th consecutive year Collision Clinic will present a car just prior to the holidays through its annual Enriching Lives Car Giveaway program. Each year, applications are accepted throughout the month of November and applicants are asked to describe how reliable transportation will help to improve their daily lives. Auto Parts Network donates the damaged vehicle with replacement parts. Also, funding is provided for the first year of vehicle insurance. The vehicle is restored to pre-accident condition by Collision Clinic technicians, who donate their evenings and weekends, along with their precision reconstruction expertise. The applicant will have to demonstrate how the lack of reliable transportation is holding them back economically, and affecting the quality of life for their family. The deadline for applications is Nov. 17, 2013. The selected recipient of the vehicle will be notified by phone and the vehicle will be presented in December. Applications are available at Collision Clinic, 685 Topsail Rd., or at

• The Book Arts Association of Newfoundland and Labrador hosts a Printers’ Fair  on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Rocket Room (upstairs at Rocket Bakery, 272 Water St.) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Craftspeople will be selling their wares including books, broadsides, prints, cards, linocuts, etchings, lithographs, and letterpress goods.

• Madeline Byrne will hold an art exhibit and sale on Sunday,

Nov. 17 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Club at Kelligrews. Proceeds are in aid of the food bank, C.B.S.

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mic show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on Nov. 17 at the parish hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.

• The Newfoundland Writers’ Guild will hold its next workshop on Nov. 17 from 2-5 p.m. in the community room of Sobeys, Howley Estates. All are welcome. First-time guests may comment on work presented.                                 

Monday, November 18

• The Annual General Meeting for the Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation will be held at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Pl. on Monday Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 722-3825 or email

• SA Grace Nurses: Annual bring and buy potluck supper will be held Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the SA Temple on Torbay Road (gym entrance on the side of the building). An opportunity to socialize, enjoy a meal and raise funds to support the work of our Alumnae. Bring along a dish to share with your friends and colleagues at the potluck meal; donate items to sale (such as baked goods, crafts, preserves. Call Cheryl Trask at 753-8309 or Jean Babstock at 722-0629 for additional information.

Tuesday, November 19

• On Tuesday, Nov 19, the Gower Street UC Men’s Club will be holding its 43rd annual fall auction and bean supper. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the main auction starts at 7 p.m. To reserve a 6 p.m. dinner ticket ($7) at the door, please call the Church Office at 753-7286.

• General cancer support group meeting on November 19 at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane from

7:30-9:30 p.m. This is an open meeting for cancer patients and caregivers. For further information contact Denise McCarthy at 753-6520 ext 228.

 • Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday Nov. 19 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.

• The Conception Bay South Public Library Board is hosting a public meeting to discuss the future of the library on November 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. All are encouraged to attend.

See GO GUIDE, page B2

 • The Short Circuit Dream Fund (SCDF) is a registered Canadian charity that makes the dreams of critically ill children in Newfoundland and Labrador come true.  Since becoming a registered Canadian charity in July 2009, we have made the dreams of more than twenty critically ill children come true.  SCDF was founded in 2007 by William Short at the age of 14 with a goal of giving sick children something to make their everyday better. On Tuesday, November 19, MUN’s Residence Life Charity Committee will be hosting a Trivia Night with a television theme. This event is open to students as well as the general public.  It will take place from 7-10 p.m. at the Billy Miller Common Room in Corte Real, Burton’s Pond, St. John’s. The goal of the Trivia Night is to raise funds to help make a dream come true for four-year-old Paul Oram of Glovertown through SCDF.  Paul was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in February 2013 and is currently undergoing treatments. On Wednesday, November 20, the Short Circuit Dream Fund will be presenting Paul with his Dream, SCDF’s 23rd Dream Presentation.  This event will also be open to the public and will take place at 2 p.m. at the Junior Common Room in R. Gushue Hall, Memorial University, St. John’s.


Wednesday, November 20

• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada St. John’s Centre monthly meeting will be held on Nov 20 at 8 p.m. at MUN Chemistry/Physics Building Room C-2045. Free parking in Lot 5 at rear of building. Public welcome. Details at

• Eastern Health’s Social Work Department at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre is offering a free seven-week program for cancer survivors who have been finished treatment from six weeks to two years. The program, titled Cancer Transitions, Moving Beyond Treatment, is designed to provide cancer survivors with support and education about exercise, nutrition, emotional health, well-being and medical management that will help them as they continue on their path to wellness. The program will start November 20 and run on Wednesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for seven weeks at The Works on 17 Westerland Road in St. John’s. Sessions will include 30 minutes of exercise, followed by two hours of group discussion, education and support. To register or learn more about the Cancer Transitions, Moving Beyond Treatment program, please call Eastern Health’s Social Work Department at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre at 777-7604.

Thursday, November 21

• The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing are pleased to present the 2013 Cuffer Prize Gala and the Cuffer Anthology Volume V Book Launch on

Nov. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Bally Haly Country Club (100 Logy Bay Rd.) Admission is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served. Cash bar.

• The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland will hold its 19th Annual Guenter Behr Award/Moose Stew Supper (beef stew available) on Thursday, November 21 at the St. Teresa’s Parish Hall - 120 Mundy Pond Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m., supper is served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available from Ian (579-0843 or; Lyle (754-8530 or or the SAEN Office (722-9300 or There will be raffles and a silent auction.

• Stop the Stigma. Please join our Social Work class as we present our documentary on homelessness in St. John’s on November 21 at 7 p.m. at the INCO Lecture Theatre -IIC 2001, Memorial University. Refreshments to follow

• After a three-year absence Our Divas Do Christmas is back. This long awaited spectacular plays at The Arts and Culture Centre Nov. 21 - Nov. 24. Tickets on sale now. For more info call Sheilagh Guy Murphy at 726.0038.

• The Meniere’s/Tinnitus Resource Group of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) will be holding a meeting at the CHHA-NL, Dr. Norah Browne Center, 1081 Topsail Road, on Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Free session, however you must register by November 15 with Andrea Augot. Limited seating available.


Upcoming events

• A fun workshop focused on practical, hands-on activities for teachers, early childhood educators, education students and non-formal educators on how and why to get children outside on Friday,

Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre, off Salmonier Line, Avalon Peninsula. The cost is $120 ($108 for NLEE members) which includes meals, accommodation and bus transport from St. John’s or Salmonier Line. For more information and registration forms go to or contact Registration forms and fees can be brought to Denise Hennebury at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium 754-3474.

 • The annual Wesley Church dinner and dance will take place at the Elks Club on Carpasian Road on Friday, Nov. 22 at

7 p.m. Choice of hot roast beef or stuffed chicken breast. Tickets are $30 each, to order call Pheobe at 782-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the Church Office at 579-3682.

• St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. willl be having an old fashioned concert on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance from the Parish Office. Join us for an evening of entertainment and some old fashion fun. Skits, singing, dancing, etc. Lots of fun

See UPCOMING, page B3

• The St. Andrews Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society — St. John’s Branch is hosting a ceilidh and dance on Saturday Nov. 23 at the St. John’s Curling Club ReMax Centre from 8-11 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door. Contact David Allison at for additional information.

• Cowan Heights United Women, 141 Frecker Dr. will be holding their annual Fall Morning Coffee and Fair on Saturday Morning Nov. 23. Morning coffee 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets available at door.

• St. Thomas’ Church mini-sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m to noon at Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd.. Morning coffee will be served and fall fair items will be available at reduced prices. A pantry table will also be available with new items.

• St. Philip’s ACW will be holding its annual fall sale and soup luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Rd., St. Philip’s. There will be crafts, baked goods, Christmas cakes, Guess cake, giant Christmas stocking and white elephant table. There will be a variety of soups, roll and cookies for lunch at a cost of $5.

• Attend the movie premiere of “Climate Change in Atlantic Canada,” a compelling documentary on the impacts of climate change in Atlantic communities followed by a panel discussion with Dr. David Suzuki, researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro, and local and national experts on Nov. 23 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Gower United Church on 99 Queens Rd. Buy your tickets online at: Limited tickets at the door. Event made possible with generous support from the Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland. All funds generated from this event will be donated to the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network.

• Fun activities for all at St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Silent auction, spins, bake sale, children’s activity, etc. Admission: non-perishable food item or a cash donation for SVDP.

 • “A Fish’s Tale” kids club program for November at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ongoing to Nov. 24. Program runs approx. 45-60 minutes.

• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians.

• St. Lawrence Anglican Parish will hold a gospel hour on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Music provided by Eastern Gate. All are welcome. For more information call 895-2215 or 895-6424.

• NL Moves presents free workshop in Movement and Object Manipulation on Nov, 24 from 4- 6 p.m. at Dance Studio West, 51 West St.t, Corner Brook. DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Juggling in Dance with James Burke. This free workshop is produced by DanceNL, in association with Dance Studio West and the Theatre Department at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus.

 • Fall Fair Bingo at St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Rd on Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. old-fashioned cards, 3/$5, extras $.50 each. Paper cards: block of nine $1; Share the wealth $1; Jackpot $2 for a jackpot payout in 52 numbers or less. Jackpot $7,700. Try your luck.

• St. Philip’s ACW will hold its monthly card game on Monday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Rd., St. Philip’s. This will be the last card game for 2013. Great prizes, door prize and lunch will be served. Cost $5

• 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. 26. Pick up is at the church on Saturday, Nov. 30 between 10 a.m and 2 p.m.

• The Johnson Geo Centre presents a free public lecture on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., featuring Andrew Kerr, senior geologist with the Geological Survey of Newfoundland, speaking on “Shorelines, Fire and Ice: Geological Stories in the Rocks of Fogo and Change Islands.”

• The next lecture of the NL Family History Society will feature a presentation by Bert Riggs, on the topic “Brothers in Arms: Some Family Connections in Family Members who Served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.” It will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Marine Institute’s Hampton Hall. Non-members are welcome. There is no charge for admission.

• St. John’s North District PC Association will hold its AGM and election of officers in the community room of Sobeys Kelsey Drive store on Nov. 26. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and all those interested in revitalizing the association are invited to attend. Please contact 237-1931 for further information.

• All embroiderers are welcome to visit the November meeting of the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers. Work on existing projects, and learn new techniques from experienced embroiderers at all levels. Corpus Christi Hall — 260 Waterford Bridge Rd. Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

• Holy Trinity Parish, Torbay, fall fair on Nov. 30. Chicken Breast Dinner — eat-in or take-out — $12. Tickets are pre-sold and deadline is Nov. 27, 2 p.m.  Dec. 1 — raffle, 2 p.m. Goods wheel, fish pond and bake sale. Dec. 2 — card game, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 to win door prize of $100 and a chance to win all draws during the night.  You do not have to be present to win. Complete turkey dinner sweep — $1 each or 6/$5. To be drawn during card game.  All events to be held at Holy Trinity Parish Hall.  For tickets or information call the parish office at 437-6628.

• Join St. Philip’s ACW for an Alzheimer’s Society coffee break on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Rd. St. Philip’s. Get your friends together and make the short trip to St. Philips Anglican Church to enjoy your morning coffee in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

• St. John’s Public Libraries host a seniors’ appreciation tea at the A.C. Hunter Library in the Arts & Culture Centre on Friday, Nov. 29 from 2 - 4 p.m. Special guest will be Myrle Vokey.


Go Guide — Announcements

• Cupids Legacy Centre’s annual Christmas sale — Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 12-16 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 18-22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start your Christmas shopping in Cupids. The Cupids Legacy Centre will kick off the season with some giving of our own: 15 per cent off almost every item in our museum shop. For more information, contact us at 528-1610 or visit our website at

• “Flight of the Butterflies” in 3D at the Johnson GEO Centre. Call 738-7880 or visit for showtimes.

• Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict, family, friends, employers. If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a support group for families and friends of addicts. Just come to a meeting on Thursday and Sundays at 8 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Church basement or call

682-9111 or  691-0366 or 690-6007.

• A St. John’s all male choir The Singing Legionnaires is in need of men who love to sing. Come along to meet us at city hall Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information phone Bill at 364-2875 or Jim at 753-3121.

• Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club.) Please call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 for more information.

• Beagle Paws is seeking caring individuals and families to foster loving homeless beagles on a temporary basis. Supplies and veterinary care are provided, you provide the love. If you have room in your home and heart for a beagle in need then we would love to hear from you. Please call 738-7297 or visit for more information.

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

• Canadian Publications is offering to the public a revised edition of the Canadian Subsidy Directory, a guide containing more than 3,200 direct and indirect financial subsidies, grants and loans offered by government departments and agencies, foundations, associations and organizations. In this new 2013 edition all programs are well described. To order a copy, please call

1-866-322-3376, 450-229-1942

• Win $10,000. Compete in 10 challenges for the fastest time. Urban Pursuit brought to you by Easter Seals and TW Fitness. Be good enough to win. Register today

• The scientific evidence is now confirming what many of us already knew: obesity and eating disorders are a very serious threat to our nation’s health. If you or someone you care about are concerned about this, you can do something about it. For more information, please call Overeaters Anonymous: 738-1742 (toll free outside St. John’s:1-877-738-1742). Check out the 12-step program that has given hundreds of thousands back their lives and happiness at

• Counselling Service Family Life Bureau: individual, couple, family and sexual abuse counselling available upon request. To register, visit our website life or call Sister Loretta Walsh, Director at 579-0168, or email

• Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador’s Young Athletes programs are for children and youth with an intellectual disability. Active Start Mondays 9–10 p.m. at Cygnus Gymnastics Training Centre; Basketball Tuesdays 6:45–7:45 p.m. at Wedgewood Park Gymnasium; Young Athletes Mount Pearl Thursdays 6:30–8:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Elementary; Active Start Saturdays 9–10 a.m. at NL Sports Centre. For more information, call Jenn Ryan at 738 1923 or email