The Go Guide — Newfoundland and Labrador community events Nov. 21-28

Published on November 21, 2013
“Cubicle To The Cage Rocks The Rock” happens tonight, Nov. 21 at the Dusk Ultra Lounge on George Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance tickets $15, available through the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival website at or $20 at the door. Please note, this is a 19+ event. — Submitted image

Thursday, November 21
Today, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. The MUN Brass Ensemble performs music from Disney’s “Planes,” Eric Ewazen’s epic “Symphony in Brass,” and a brand new piece by student composer Tony Taylor.


Friday, November 22

•  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.

• 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.

• St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Rd., will hold 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


Saturday, November 23

• The St. Andrews Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society — St. John’s Branch hosts 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.

• The SS Daisy Committee book launch, “A Ferryland Merchant-Magistrate — The Journal and cases of Robert Carter, Esq., J.P. 1832 - 1840  (Vol 1)” on Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Ferryland Regional Arts Centre.

• St. John the Evangelist Church will be holding its annual Christmas cake and pudding sale on Saturday Nov. 23 starting at 10 a.m. There will be cafeteria services available, soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee, and dessert. Anyone wishing to donate any baked goods can contact Debbie or Maxine at 786-0555 or 786-6342.

• Cowan Heights United Women, 141 Frecker Dr. will be holding its annual fall morning coffee and fair on Saturday 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 hold 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.

• 2nd Annual NL Music Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer on Nov. 23 at The Republic on Duckworth Street from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Cover charge $5 minimum. Please come out and show your support.

• If you are looking for a fun night of music, then come and join us at Anthony Paddon Elementary on Nov. 23. Jam session starts at 7:30 p.m. and open mic starts to follow at 8 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the Girls Junior Volleyball Team at Heritage Collegiate. Admission is $5. If you would like to share your musical talents with us call 467-1082 or 425-1847


Sunday, November 24

• 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.

• Fun activities for all at St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Rd. on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 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.

• 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., 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.


Monday, November 25

• The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl invites your to an evening of fantastic readings in the Michael J. McCarthy Readings Series on Monday, Nov. 25 at

7 p.m. at the Ross King Memorial Library in Mount Pearl. For more information please see or call/text


• Heritage Collegiate will hold a goods bingo in support of the graduating Class of 2014 on Monday, Nov. 25 at Heritage Collegiate in Lethbridge. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the bingo will start at 7:30 p.m. We would like to thank all those businesses and families that have supported this bingo. Hope to see you there.

• 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.


Tuesday, November 26

• 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.”

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

• The book sale of “Women of the Bible — Once Upon A Biblical Time” will take place on Nov. 26 from 7- 9 p.m. in the Parish Room of the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (entrance off Mullock Street). This book is the collaborative work of Kay Barrington and Dianne O’Mara. The book represents the final stages of the Women of the Bible storytelling that took place during the Year of Faith. The cost of the book is just $10. Any books remaining after Nov. 26 will be sold through the Basilica Religious Bookstore.

 • 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.

• The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday Nov. 26 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Rd. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. meeting will follow.      


Wednesday, November 27

• 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.

• 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.

• St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Craigmillar Avenue will host a fish and brewis dinner with all the trimmings; dessert tea and coffee on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the church auditorium. Tickets are $15 and in limited supply. Please call the church office at 579-0039 for information and tickets. Come along and bring a friend.


Thursday, November 28

• The Blue Castle presents “Postcards From Kathmandu” on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Rocket Room (upstairs) at The Rocket Bakery. Jill Allison, MUN’s Global Health Co-ordinator, joins us to share stories from her 2013 trip to Nepal. During her presentation, she’ll share images and insights about women, equality, beauty and health in Nepal.

• Annual fundraiser for the Holy Heart Resource Centre on Nov. 28 at Chapters on Kenmount Road from 6–10 p.m. Present your Holy Heart bookmark at the check-out when paying for your purchase, at either Chapters or Starbucks, and 15 per cent will be donated to Holy Heart. Bookmarks will be available at the school, online and at Chapters during the night of the event. Entertainment during the evening will be provided by very talented students (and even a few staff members) of Holy Heart. There will also be activities for children. Don’t miss this great opportunity to support the Resource Centre and listen to some very talented students perform.

• The Ways and Means committee of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap will hold a Pre-Christmas Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 28 starting at 7 p.m. in the parish hall, downstairs. There will be a variety of cash prizes and other prizes to be won at this event. We invite you a friend to come and participate in this fun-filled night. For more information call Sandra at 834-4627.


Upcoming events

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

• The ladies of St. Agnes Church in Pouch Cove will hold a Christmas raffle on Nov. 29 at the Lions Club on Satellite Road. The event runs from 7:30-11 p.m. Live music by the Martin Family. Many spins and lots of draws. Everyone 19 and over welcome.

 • St. John’s Shrine Club — Throughout the month of November there will be a daily draw of $100 except each Saturday, when a cash prize of $250 will be awarded. Saturday and Sunday draws will be drawn on the following Monday. Nov. 30 will be the $1,000 final draw. Each ticket entitles you to 30 draws. Daily draws to be held on VOCM at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds for the benefit of Shriners activities. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each from the Shrine Club on Topsail Road or by calling Ed at 368 5459.

•  St. Bonaventure’s College will hold its annual Christmas Craft/bake sale and tea room on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to12 p.m. Welcome the Christmas season with some festive shopping, a treat in our tea room, and a special children’s craft corner.

• The UCW of Gower Street Church host its Christmas/fall afternoon tea and sale of baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves and crafts on Saturday on Nov. 30 between 2-4 p.m, at the Lecture Hall, (back entrance}. Tickets are $5 and are available at the church office

(753 -7286) and from members or at the door.

• The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold the organizational annual general meeting on Nov. 30 beginning at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Tommy Sexton Centre, 47 Janeway Pl.,

St. John’s.

• “O Christmas Tree” kids club program for December at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Runs Nov. 30 – Dec. 22. Program runs approx. 45-60 minutes. Discover where this popular holiday tradition comes from and why evergreen trees are important to our forest and river friends throughout the winter.

• Memorial University’s Botanical Garden has opened its 36th annual “Garden & Nature Art” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until Nov. 30, is an annual event intended to encourage the photography and illustration of natural things by both amateur and professional artists.This multi-media show has featured local artists of all ages for 36 years. The exhibition will be on public view in both the conference room and display room of the field centre of the Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd.. Viewing hours in the conference room will vary due to private bookings of the facility. Please call ahead.


Go Guide announcements

• This is a special year for the Mummers Festival: the Armagh Rhymers, a group of mummers from Northern Ireland are coming to perform; our post-parade event, the Scuff ’n’ Scoff is moving outdoors; our newest event, the bird and box mask making workshop will introduce two classic and traditional masks perfect for younger mummers; and Chatman’s Bakery, one of our newest sponsors, is gonna stuff your gob with tasty fruitcake. Ugly stick and hobby horse workshops are back on the go and our mini-mummers school program will visit 10 elementary schools. You can visit for all the details.

• “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. Theresa’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.

• 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  we would love to hear from you. Call 738-7297 or visit

• 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 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.

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• 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