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Go Guide - Newfoundland and Labrador Community Events Feb. 13-20

Thursday, February 13• At The Rooms Provincial Archives on Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m. come and listen about Love In The Archives as Elizabeth Fewer, from the archives division, gives a glimpse into letters and photographs which illustrate that love is all around, even in the holdings of The Rooms Provincial Archives.

The Clarenville Nordic Ski Club will host the annual Discovery Invitational Cross Country Ski Tour Saturday at 11:30 a.m. This is a guided tour around the perimeter of the club’s trail system which will circumnavigate White Hills. The total distance is approximately 17 kilometres with a rest stops at the three warm up huts. The tour will give an opportunity to ski the well groomed trails with fantastic vistas. There is no cost and soup will be served at the Nordic Chalet at 3 p.m. Please meet in the Chalet at 11 a.m. for an 11:30 a.m. start. For further information contact Richard Churchill at 743-4253 or email — Photo by

• ACW of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap, will be hosting a sweetheart tea at the Parish Hall on Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Golda at 834-7110 or Barb at 834-4795. Everyone welcome.

• The 11th annual chocolate buffet and silent auction fundraiser for Beagle Paws on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Bella Vista. A fun filled evening of all you can eat chocolate, door prizes, live entertainment and great auction items to bid on. Tickets $20. For more information visit or call 738-PAWS.

• One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. On Feb. 13 there will be a kitchen-party–like celebration featuring information booths, crafts, dancing, food vendors from the Multicultural Women’s Organization of NL, and entertainment, including the Salty Dolls and Moonshine Men at the Knights of Columbus Hall on St. Clare Ave. from 2:30 – 8 p.m.  A Demo/Flash mob will take place on Feb. 14 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Gather outside the Provincial Courts in Atlantic Place on Water Street to protest the closure of the Family Violence Intervention Court and to ask government to reinstate it. Avoid parking hassles: a free bus will transport protesters from Dominion, Quidi Vidi Lake, to Atlantic Place. Plan to arrive at the bus before 11:30 a.m.

• St. John’s Clean and Beautiful is pleased to announce For the Love of St. John’s. This event will exhibit art created by Grade 3 and 4 students in the St. John’s area on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, City Hall. This event encourages young artists to express their love for a clean and beautiful city. Chosen entries from each school will be on display for all to see. This is the fourth year our Youth Engagement Committee has organized this wonderful, feel-good initiative. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit and remember to like us on facebook.

• The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is hosting a Love Your Ocean Valentine’s fundraiser event to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cox and Palmer Second Space at the Resource Center for the Arts (LSPU Hall building) at 3 Victoria St., St. John’s. The event is for all ocean lovers to celebrate why we love our oceans and how the Mini Aquarium can foster our curiosity about local marine life. Love Your Ocean is a fundraiser supported by many local organizations who have generously donated prizes and gifts including Marble Mountain, North Atlantic Ziplining, hotel nights and much more. For tickets call 753-4531 or visit Tickets are $17 online and $20 at the door.

Friday, February 14

• Gonzaga High School will hold its annual Ocean Ranger Memorial prayer service to remember those who lost their lives in this tragedy 32 years ago. The service will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Pius X church. All are invited to attend.

• A round trip to any WestJet destination could be yours in the Alzheimer Society annual ticket draw fundraising event. Tickets are just $5 each, so call toll free at 1-877-776-0608 to get your tickets today. Total of five prizes worth more than $8,700 so make sure to turn your $5 into a fantastic prize worth thousand. The winning tickets will be drawn on Feb. 14, 2014 so contact the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 576-0608 or online at to get your tickets today.

• The St. John’s Retired Citizens Centre, 10 Bennett Ave, is offering a 10 week low-stress yoga program for seniors with Joanne Bremner, BA., MA, R.Y.T. Sessions are 9:30 a.m. on Friday mornings starting Feb. 14. Cost is $40 in advance or $5 per session (if space is available!). Registration at 9 a.m. on Feb. 14 with first session to follow at 9:30 a.m. For further information call Joanne at 237-0494.

• A Valentine’s Day evening gathering with Poet Tom Dawe on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre, featuring poetry readings, sweets and treats, and the draw for the winner of a beautiful landscape of Morgan’s Cove painted and donated by celebrated Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires. Free admission.

• Indulge in the Finer Things in life this Valentine’s Day with the Shakespeare By The Sea Festival at the Newman Wine Vaults. A Shakespearean themed evening of exclusive wine tastings led by Tom Beckett of Beckett on Wine; paired with selected gourmet cheeses from Belbin’s Cheese Club; interspersed with intimate performances by the finest Festival alumni directed by Paul Rowe. Event begins at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the Newman Wine Vaults, PHS at 436 Water Street. Tickets are $50 with all proceeds going to support the Festival’s 2014 season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact us at 722-SBTS (7287) or or visit us at:

• The Conception Bay South Literacy Council, in co-operation with the C.B.S./Paradise Food Bank is sponsoring its sixth annual Food for Thought Project from Feb. 14 to March 14. The purpose of this project is to encourage families to read with their children by providing gently used children’s books to patrons of our local food bank. Books should be appropriate for ages infant to 12. Books can be dropped off during office hours at the Food Bank next to Mary Brown’s on Route 60 or at the Conception Bay South Public Library. For information or book pickup east of Foxtrap Access Road, call Stephanie at 834-3445 and west of the Foxtrap Access Road call Janice at 744-2581.

Saturday, February 15

• “Life on Ice” — Kids Club program for February at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. See how nature around Fluvarium changes in the icy winters. Rediscover the water all around us and how that ice and snow actually helps to keep animals warm and safe on Feb. 15 and 16 at 1:30 p.m.

• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) — An Introduction, with Marie Wal rescheduled to Feb. 15, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

 • Cowan Heights United Church Men’s Club , 141 Frecker Dr., will have a moose stew dinner and variety concert on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from the church office at 745-2871. All are welcome.

• Powers Court Open Mike Show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on Feb. 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more information call Frank 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.

• BIS, 30 Harvey Rd. is having a Valentine’s dance on Feb. 15 at

9 p.m. Cost per person $5. Sandwiches or cookies would be appreciated. Come and bring your friends. For more information call 754-0570. Music starts at 9:15 p.m.

Sunday,  February 16

• On Sunday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plaza Bowl, Ropewalk Lane the lanes will erupt in strikes as employees of Lawtons stores, and the public, enjoy team bowling while raising funds to help grant wishes for sick children in our province. Lawtons have been long time supporters and take over the morning session to fill the lanes and have helped us grant many wishes. The afternoon portion is open to pre-registered teams from companies and the general public. Each team raises a minimum of $200 and there are prizes and ticket draws throughout the day. A few lanes for the afternoon portion still remain. To book a lane, please call Cynthia at 739-WISH (9474).

• 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 Feb. 16 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.

Monday, February 17

As part of this year’s Geological Association of Canada NL spring meeting, we are proud to announce our annual public lecture sponsered by Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador. This years lecture will be given by Andrew Kerr (Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador), celebrating the 100th anniversary of Arthur Holmes’s book “The Age of the Earth.” This talk will guide the audience through the story of how we found out how old the planet is, and how modern controversies still dog this science. The lecture will take place in the Johnson Geo Centre on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18

• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 18 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.

• Card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall Portugal Cove on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Lunch provided, bring your own baskets. For more information call 895-6424 or church office 895-2215.

Wednesday, February 19

• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada monthly meeting on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. at MUN Chemistry/Physics Room C-2045. Free parking available in Lot 5 at rear of building. The speaker’s topic is astronomy weather predictions. Public welcome. Details at

Thursday, February 20

• Come meet your “purrfect” match, as the City of St. John’s Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption Centre at 81 Higgins Line hosts Kitty Bachelor Night on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 12 to 7 p.m. The Animal Care and Adoption Centre currently has a large selection of eligible male cats who are ready and eager to commit, move in and form a life-long loving relationship. All adoptions made during Kitty Bachelor Night will also have the adoption fee reduced by 50 per cent. So drop by our City of St. John’s Humane Services for Kitty Bachelor Night and accept a rose from your purrfect feline match.

• Wesley United Church will host a soup luncheon with a social to follow on Thursday, Feb 20 starting at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $12 and can be obtained by contacting Pheobe Sheppard at 782-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the Church Office at 579-3682

• An Alpha Course will be offered at the Victory Christian Center at 10 Pearl Pl.e on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. It will run from February 20 to April 3 and is free of charge. This course gives you the opportunity to ask life’s questions such as: If there is a God why does allow suffering? You may forward any questions to Karren or 895–8048.

• Are you or someone you know affected by Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer Society will be holding its next monthly family support group meeting on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at 835 Topsail Rd., Unit 107. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and would like to attend a meeting with other family members please join our meeting. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

• Arctic Invasion: The Snowy Owl Event of 2013-2014 on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in S. 2101 (Note room change). Jared Clarke is an avid birder and naturalist who lives in St. John’s. Having grown up on the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Jared was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age — mostly by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local conservation group and never looked back.  Parking is available in the Science Building car park.

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