Today, MAY 23
Spirit of Newfoundland Productions is raising money for the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief effort. On Thursday night, May 23, $30 from each regular-priced "Newfoundland Dreamgirls" ticket will be donated to the Red Cross for the tornado relief effort. You can reserve your seat via the company's website at www.spiritofnewfoundland.com or by calling 579-3023.
Friday, May 24
"It's the 24th of May" with the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation will take place Friday, May 24, at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32 on Water Street in Bay Roberts from 5-7 p.m. Musical entertainment and storytelling. Admission is free. Mussels, mooseburgers, hamburgers and hotdogs will be for sale. For further information contact: Clarence G. Mercer, Chair; Sandra Roach, General Manager; Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation, Inc.; 709-683-1195; Email: email@example.com, bayrobertsculture.com.
Saturday, MAY 25
NL Pet Expo will take place May 25 and 26 at the Re/Max Centre in St. John's. A weekend that is all about fun and all about pets. Meet the many exhibitors and enjoy the exciting pet demonstrations that will take place throughout the weekend. Admission: $5 per person, children five and younger are free. Visit www.nlpetexpo.com or phone 738-PAWS.
Sunday, MAY 26
St. John's Orienteering Club training event Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot of the North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park. Maps $2, beginners welcome. Details at www.sjoc.ca or call 864-8634.
Monday, MAY 27
Bereavement information and support program Part 1, with Susan Templeton and Donna Burt, Mondays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. from May 27 to June 17, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, MAY 28
The St. John's Guild of Embroiderers will be meeting on May 28 for the AGM at the Corpus Christi Hall at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend as is anyone interested.
Thursday, May 30
The Raise the Woof Comedy show is coming to Newfoundland in support of four SPCA's across the island. Each event supports the SPCA in that area. It starts in St. John's on May 29 at the Bella Vista and goes to Bay Roberts, Clarenville and Corner Brook. Tickets for the St. John's SPCA event can be purchased at www.spcastjohns.org, at the shelter or call 682-7963.
The Agnes Pratt Home Foundation is proud to present an old-time gospel sing-along at Wesley United Church, Patrick Street on May 30 at 7 p.m. Performing our favorite sing-along hymns will be a wonderful line up, including Earl Howell, Wesley Men's Choir, George St. Men's Choir, the Sight Restored Band from St. James and the St. James United Church Musical Group. Tickets are $10 available by calling 752-8950 or at the door.
Thursday, May 23
- Family Life Bureau will hold Mindfulness in Recovery; (a six-week course), May 23 to June 23, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Facilitators: Andrew Safer, Mindfulness instructor. Michele Pike, addictions counsellor. Location: the conference room, Pastoral Centre - west end of Basilica. To register: Andrew Safer, email@example.com or call 722-2716.
- The Marjorie Mews Public Library is proud to welcome Lisa Moore author of "February" on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Tea and coffee will be served, hope to see you there. This is a registered event, please call 737-3020 for details.
- Overeaters Anonymous is holding a public information meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sobey's Community Room, Howley Estates, east end of Elizabeth Avenue.
Friday, May 24
- Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mt. Scio Rd. in St. John's invites children in Grades 2 and 3 in the current school year to attend week-long Summer Environmental Day Camp the week of June 24-28 or July 2-5, and children in Grades 4 and 5 in current year to attend camp July 8-12. Through art, song, hiking, video, planting, field trips and other activities children gain a greater awareness of themselves as part of creation. Registration is $50. Phone 722-0082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early as space is limited to 10 children per week. The deadline to register is Friday, May 24.
Saturday, May 25
- Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast at Mount Pearl Hotel May 25. Members $15, non-members $18. Speaker: Dominque Hurley. Topic: "Living an Inspired Life: Listening to Your Higher Self and Moving Into Action."
- MUN Botanical Garden spring workshop, Waking up Your Spring Garden Bed, Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Spring edible plant hike at MUN Botanical Garden Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. - noon. Fee: $30 Friends of the Garden/$35 public. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
- 2013 Mount Pearl Waterford River Clean-Up Blitz takes place on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter and small debris along the Waterford River banks. Businesses, residents and community groups are invited to lend a hand. Meet at Mount Pearl City Hall to sign up and receive supplies (gloves and bags). Barbecue to follow at noon for all volunteers at Centennial Park (next to City Hall). Visit www.mountpearl.ca for details or call 748-1117 or 748-1145.
- Friends of Victoria Park will have a volunteer orientation session Saturday, May 25 from 12-2 p.m. at the Pool House. Send an email to email@example.com if you are planning on attending. Everyone is welcome. If you are unable to make it, send an email to discuss volunteer opportunities available.
- Spring flower show at the Botanical Garden. Members of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will welcome spring with a beautiful display of spring flowers on Saturday, May 25, 12-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MUN Botanical Garden. Will take place in the display room of the Botanical Garden's Field Centre, located at 307 Mount Scio Rd. Admission is free. For more information on the horticultural society, visit http://nfldhort.dhs.org/. For a complete listing of workshops, events and programs, call 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
- All Around the Table Film Screening Saturday, May 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. (arrive early to purchase drinks and treats to bring upstairs) at the Rocket Room, 272 Water St., St. John's. Free admission. For more information contact Sarah Ferber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 237-4026. Presented by Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, The Food Security Network of NL as part of its Root Cellars Rock initiative, and Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice.
- The City of St. John's is hosting an interactive forum Saturday, May 25 to bring together stakeholders in arts development (artists, arts organizations, business, government, community) to discuss possibilities of creating and maintaining connections for Arts in the City. The forum will involve a number of facilitated discussions. Volunteers are needed for Facilitator roles, and Note Taker roles. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Théa Morash at email@example.com with "Forum Facilitator" or "Note Taker" as the subject line.
- C2C Theatre invites you to help shape their signature annual theatre event "4Play" before it hits the stage for one night only, Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall (3 Victoria St.). Tickets are on sale now. The price is $24 at the door. Advance tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors. Call The Hall at 753-4531, or book online at www.rca.nf.ca.
- Fundraising dance in aid Merasheen Veterans Monument May 25 at Shriners Club, 530 Topsail Rd. Music by Walsh Bros. Tickets $10 single maybe obtained by calling 745-2508 or 691-0970 or 746-7589.
Sunday, May 26
- Come join the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis at North Bank Lodge, Pippy Park, St. John's on Sunday, May 26. Register at 9:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Contact: Edna Cahill at 709-782-7602 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spring has arrived at MUN Botanical Garden. Drop by the Botanical Garden Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our annual Signs of Spring Family Program. A variety of crafts, stories, activities, nature hikes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. General admission fees apply. For a complete listing of events and programs, visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
- Join the Alzheimer Society in Staying One Step Ahead of Alzheimer's Disease on May 26 at 2 p.m. at Kenny's Pond, St. John's for their Walk for Memories. There will be various walks taking place this year in support of over 7,681 families living with Alzheimer's disease in Newfoundland and Labrador so contact the Alzheimer Society toll free at 1-877-776-0608 for more information. Many people walk in honour or memory of a loved one whose lived with the disease - participate in this year's Walk for Memories as a tribute to someone you love. Register online: www.walkformemoriesatlantic.ca or email email@example.com.
- Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Songs and music by great musicians. Doors open at 1 p.m.
- Friends of Victoria Park is planning to organize supplies and equipment Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. to prepare for the building of lanterns for the Lantern Festival.
- Torbay Folk Group last jam session for the season Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at Liddys in Torbay. Everybody welcome.
- Les Ms. in concert, under the direction of Valerie Long, with special guests Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir and members of The Dance Centre on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Kirk). Admission is $20 at the door.
- A traditional Latin mass is offered every Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Smithville Crescent (next door to St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John's. Latin-English translations provided. Sponsored by Una Voce. For information, visit www.tinyurl.com/LatinNL or call 722-4842.
- On Sunday, May 26, Wesley United Church will hold an evening service featuring both the Male Choir and the Ladies Fellowship Choir. The service will start at 6:50 p.m. and Rev. Bill Mercer will be presiding. All are welcome.
- Celebrating 20 years of choral singing at its finest. You'll hear QVE classics such as "Danny Boy" and "MLK," the Newfoundland premiere of the magnificent "Alleluia" by Eric Whitacre, music by Rajaton's Jussi Chydenius and the King's Singers, and guest performances by cellist Nathan Cook and the Holy Heart Chamber Choir. Sunday, May 26 from 7:30 p.m at Cochrane Street Church. Tickets $20 ($18 senior/student), available at the Holy Heart Theatre box office (579-4424) or on line at www.holyhearttheatre.com. Tickets are also available through choir members and will be available at the concert.
Tuesday, May 28
- The Spring Tides Reading Series, presented by The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, continues with readings by Marjorie Doyle and Dr. Marshall Godwin in St. John's Tuesday, May 28 at the Ship Pub (265 Duckworth St.) at 7:30 p.m. Doyle will read from her book, "A Doyle Reader: Writings from Home and Away." Godwin will read from his novel, "A Mark in Time." Admission to the readings is free and everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, May 29
- GraveYard Shift Productions presents "Conor McPherson's Rum and Vodka" a one-man tragicomedy that follows a hopeless alcoholic through a drunken weekend after he has a breakdown at his 9-5 job. Runs May 29-31, at 7 p.m. daily. Ticket prices: $20 in advance, $25 beginning May 29, $22 for students and seniors. Location: Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's. For tickets call the Arts and Culture Centre box office at 739-3900 or visit www.artsandculturecentre.com/stjohns.
Thursday, May 30
- Adoptive T cell Therapy for Cancer - How your Immune System Can Cure Cancer on May 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the GEO Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd. This is an exciting and promising leukemia/cancer therapy news event. We will hear from Dr. Kevin Curran, a pediatric oncologist who is a member of a large research team, and working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Clinic, New York. Dr. Curran is the principal investigator for a study using this treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) .
- Best Kind Productions is proud to present "Avenue Q" - adult puppet musical. A gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, trying to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life on May 30 to June 2 at the LSPU Hall. Leave the kids at home and get ready for some ridiculous, riotous and downright raunchy puppet behavior. Warning: full puppet nudity and other vulgarities will induce laughter. Tickets are on sale now at the LSPU Box Office, by calling 753-4531 or online at www.rca.nf.ca and are $27.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) workshop. Presenter: Phyllis Reardon. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. In this three-hour EFT workshop you will be introduced to the concept of EFT; you will learn the Tapping process for personal use and will practice the procedure in relation to a Personal Peace Process. Workshops to be at The Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John's Friday, May 31 from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Friday, June 7, from 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $45 per workshop. To register contact Phyllis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tickets are on sale for "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie. Our inaugural performance will be held at Sheila Nagiera Theatre on May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, $10 for students and seniors. If you are a member tickets will be discounted a further $5, plus reserved seating. For more information call 596-0598 or 596-7278 or email email@example.com.
- The Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador will have its major fundraiser, the annual dinner and auction Friday, May 31. A three-course meal at the Holiday Inn. Tickets are $50 and there are plenty of live and silent auction items and raffles to suit anyone's budget. To purchase a ticket or book a table, call 737-2333.
- MUN Botanical Garden: The Friends of the Garden will host their annual spring plant sale fundraiser on June 1 and our Rhododendron Festival is taking place on June 8-9. June is Seniors' month and we will be celebrating with our 13th annual Seniors' Day on June 13.
- Topsail United Church Outreach Committee annual spring flea market will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome.
- Fluvarium Kids Club program for June "Salmon the Leaper!" Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from June 1-23. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass. For more information contact: Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting Saturday, June 1 from 3-4 p.m. at the Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre and can also be accessed via teleconference. Call 1-800-563-1111 or visit www.literacynl.com for more information.
- The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on June 2 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.
- A Sunday afternoon musical revue, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Teresa's Church, Mundy Pond Road in St. John's. Cost $10 and for ticket information contact Gloria 364-7388.
- A memorial hymn sing will be held at St. Agnes church on Sunday, June 2 beginning 6:30 p.m. Information forms to remember our past members are available at the church or call Deana Moores at 335-8258. Make your wishes known on or before May 27. Income tax receipts will be issued. Make cheques/money orders payable to St. Agnes Parish.
- Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, with Founding Director Dr. Valerie Long, presents the 13th annual "Spring into Song" concert and sing-a-long, with special guests Ronalda Hutton MacDonald and Peter MacDonald on June 2 at Holy Heart Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 age 12 and younger. Available at the Theatre Box Office or at the door.
- Francophone Association choir La Rose des vents highlights traditional music on Sunday, June 2 at the Centre des grands-vents with special guests Jean Hewson et Christina Smith. An evening of French music. Cash bar, reception to follow, tickets in advance from the association office or www.acfsj.ca/chorale. For info: email@example.com.
- The annual Grace Nurses alumnae dinner will be held on June 3 at the Holiday Inn, St. John's. Tickets are $45 and will be available for sale until May 27. There will be multiple ticket sellers so feel free to contact Cheryl at 753-8309 or Jean at 722-0629 and they will guide you to the seller nearest to you.
- The monthly meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held Tuesday, June 4 at St. David's Church Hall on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John's at 8 p.m. Charly Mini will discuss and demonstrate proper pruning techniques. The spring plant sale will also take place at this meeting. New members are welcome.
- The Spring Tides Reading Series, presented by The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, continues with readings by Kerri Cull and Stephen Rowe in Gander Wednesday, June 5 at the Gander Public Library, at 7 p.m. Cull will read from her collection of poetry "Soak." Rowe will read from his book "Never More There." Admission to the readings is free and everyone is welcome.
- Wishes Take Flight is the largest charity golf tournament ever assembled in Newfoundland & Labrador. In a wonderful new partnership, Provincial Airlines and Innu Mikun Airlines has paired with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to host the inaugural "Wishes Take Flight Charity Golf Tournament" in five locations across the province: Clovelly Golf Course (St. John's, June 6), The Gander Golf Club (Gander, June 8), Amaruk Golf Club (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 8), Tamarack Golf Course (Wabush, June 8) and Humber Valley Resort (Corner Brook, Aug. 22). Registration forms can be found at www.childrenswish.ca/wishestakeflight. For more information contact Edie Newton at Children's Wish Foundation or Stephen Dinn at Provincial Airlines.
- Taoist Tai Chi intensive beginners' class starting Thursday evening June 6 at 7-8.30 p.m. in the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Complete in four weeks - four Thursday evenings and one all-day Saturday. For more information call 579-5276.
- The Becoming an Outdoors Woman will be held at Lavrock Camp on the Salmonier Line from June 7-9. Learn outdoor skills such as rifle, shotgun, fly fishing and backpacking. Cost of $240 includes all meals and accommodations from Friday to Sunday. For more information, or to register, please call 229-7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lupus NL will be hosting the Walk for Lupus on June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Reid Center in Mount Pearl. Everyone welcome. Please call 368-8130 for more information or to obtain a pledge sheet.
- On Tuesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. there will be a gospel concert with a difference at the LSPU Hall in support of Iris Kirby House. The concert will be conducted by Living Waters Inner Healing Ministry and be led by Roger Maunder, with musical accompaniment by the Living Waters band. Admission is free but donations would be gratefully accepted on behalf of Iris Kirby House. For more information, contact Yvonne at 368- 9313.
- Time again to roar out loud, and this year we'll do it as the Exit Realty on the Rock Comedy Festival. Our CBC Gala - opens our fest, in fine fashion, at the Arts & Culture Centre, on June 13. It will star headliners Derek Seguin, Rebecca Kohler, Jon Steinberg, John Sheehan, Steve Coombs, and Paul Edwards. Hosted by Snook, this big nite-of-fun also features fast-rising talent Sarah Walsh and Jason Card. Steve Patterson of The Debaters fame returns to host both the Talk About Funny show (Friday, June 14) and Spotlight Showcase (Saturday, June 15), both at the Bella Vista. Steve will also cap off the week with his own one-man show on Sunday, June 16 (Bella Vista) - a killer triumph not to be missed. And the standup workshop will once again prepare the next generation of comic talent to shine at the open-mike night at the Bella Vista on Wednesday, June 12. Fits and giggles for everyone, in a variety of formats. All details at exitrealtycomfest.com. Ticket sales at the Arts & Culture Centre box office.
- Wills and estate planning what you need to know on June 13. A free information session hosted by the A.C. Hunter Library. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. second floor, A.C. Hunter Library. Register at 737-3950. Limited space available.
- The Charlie Horwood Memorial Pink Lady Slipper Orchid Walk will be held Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. (Rain date, Sunday, June 16). Leader: Allan Stein. Contact email@example.com or (709)895-2056. Meet at the MUN Vivarium parking lot, opposite to the Botanic Garden, off MoA Spring Tides Reading, May 28.
- The Canadian Cancer Society's 12th annual Greater MetroRelay For Life - encompassing participants from St. John's, Mount Pearl and Paradise - will take place June 22 at the Glacier Arena in Mount Pearl from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Register or join a team today at www.cancer.ca/nl.
- A dance and fundraiser for radio station VOWR will be held Friday, June 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on St. Clare's Avenue in St. John's. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling Albert Spurrell at 746-9311 or Geoff Peters at 722-2146.
- The Lebanese Association of NL will host its seventh annual meet and greet on Sunday, June 30, 2-5 p.m. at Bally Haly Country Club, Logy Bay Road. Cost $10/person. Tickets to be purchased in advance by calling Sharon Dominic at 722-8684.
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an approach to self-care that teaches stress management techniques that are powerful and long lasting. The Program assists people in managing the stress related to pain, mental health issues, and life in general. This five day retreat in scenic Torbay will take place from June 16-20. For information call Maureen Barry at 685-6027, Marie Wall at 727-7429, and visit the website at mbsrstjohns.wordpress.com.
- Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993, 20th year reunion is taking place on July 19. Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- 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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get involved in the 2013 Easter Seals Drop Zone on July 27 at Atlantic Place. In the event's first two years we have raised more than $95,000 for Easter Seals NL. In 2013 we are hope to raise $100,000. Join us and rappel 150 feet down Atlantic Place in downtown St. John's and make a difference in life of a child. To register visit www.thedropzone.ca/stjohns/.
- Fifth annual Remembering Renata - Hope Always Walk on Aug. 25 at Quidi Vidi Lake (Bandstand). Registration is at 11 a.m. The walk is at noon. Refreshments to follow.
- Are you or is your parent homebound? Have mobility problems? At risk for falls? The VON's in home S.M.A.R.T. Seniors Exercise Program is accepting new participants. The program comes to you. Call 726-8597 for details.
- Suncor Energy Fluvarium Summer Day Camps. Nature camps are the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. Campers will go outdoors every day and use the area around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium and Long Pond as the home base for camp explorations. With small group sizes fun, friendship and outdoor adventures await. There are 10 camp sessions over the summer, two age groups and only 10 campers per session. Camps are on a first come, first-served basis and fill fast. Secure your child's spot with a minimum $50 deposit. The full camp fee is $175 (includes a camp T-shirt) and due prior to the start of camp. Nature Discovery Camp ages six to eight, Grades 1-3: June 24-28, July 2-5 (4-day $145), July 8-12, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16, and Aug. 26-30. Nature Adventure Camp ages nine to 11, Grades 3-5: July 15-19; July 22-26; Aug. 5-9 (Incl. Regatta Day); Aug. 19-23. For full details and to register, contact: Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email email@example.com.
- The latest work from artist Christine Koch is on exhibition at Fishers' Loft Conference Centre in Port Rexton, Trinity Bay. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. For more information, call 1-877-464-3240. Exhibition ends Aug. 30.
- Volunteers wanted by the Victorian Order of Nurse. The VON is providing volunteer opportunities which are both rewarding and flexible. Call 726 -8597 to volunteer one hour per week with the VON's SMART Program. SMART is an in-home exercise program for housebound seniors.