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Go Guide — Newfoundland and Labrador community events March 6-13

Thursday, March 6Tonight, March 6, The Scruncheons take to the stage at MUN’s D.F. Cook Recital Hall with a riveting program of classic works for percussion, as well as world premieres written by the group’s own members.

 Just think, the unique flavours of Thailand — sweet, salty, tangy, blended perfectly, combined with the exquisite beauty of the historic Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art and Design, and the smiling faces of friends. All are the perfect ingredients for a great meal and an enjoyable evening out. Get your tickets today for “A Taste of Thailand” on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. for dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are just $30 and it supports an amazing cause — Anna Templeton Centre craft and art programs and activities. For tickets and more information, call 739-7623, or go online to — Image by

Friday, March 7

• The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival hosts events March 7-16. Full schedule of events at

Saturday, March 8

• St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 1 Westerland Rd., will hold a brunch on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. Brunch will include sausage, bologna, eggs, toast, pancakes, baked beans, muffins, croissants and beverages. Cost is $12 per adult and $5 per child. To reserve tickets call April at 753-1931.

• “Wake Up!” Kids Club program for March at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on March 8 and March 9. The winter is coming to an end and we can just start to see nature getting ready for spring. But who is waking up, who is still asleep?  Who is building a nest, who is hunting again?  Let’s discover who is getting up and on the go despite the snow.

Sunday,  March 9

• The Family Life Bureau — Forgiveness: Beyond Words. An interactive presentation, facilitated by Kay Barrington will take place in the Basilica Museum at 200 Military Road on March 9 from 2-4 p.m. Repeat session from 7-9 p.m.

• Presented by the Arts and Culture Centre - Boo! by Sursaut Dance Company on March 9 at 2 p.m. Boo! is a dance show that is fun for the whole family! These three short choreographies include a happy mixture of dance and silly characters that will bring a smile to your face. Tickets are just $10 making this an affordable show to bring the whole family, young dancers, Mom and Dad, and anyone interested in dance. For more info and to buy tickets online visit or call the box office at 729-3900.


Monday, March 10

Just For Laughs presents commedian Danny Bhoy to Canada in his brand new show, “Dear Epson,” March 10 and 11 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Tuesday, March 11

• There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Foran/Green Room on the 4th floor at city hall regarding the registration of amendments to change the current city zoning to allow the development of two high rise buildings on Duckworth Street East.

• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration required. For info call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972

• March Storytelling Circle on March 11 at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Storytelling Circle now meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For info and the annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival, visit or email

• The ninth annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue is March 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at MUN’s Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation. The topic is, “God, Dignity and Human Rights.” The moderator is David Bell, professor emeritus, religious studies at MUN. Speakers are: Barry Levy, professor of Jewish studies, McGill University; Michelle Rebidoux, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, MUN; and Ayse Sule Akinturk, member of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador executive committee, MUN. Admission is free and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Free Parking in Lots 17 and 15B.

Thursday, March 13

• On March 13 Chef Chris Sheppard and the culinary arts students at the Bonavista Campus of the College Of The North Atlantic will host a pancake breakfast, sausages etc., tea, coffee and various juices, at the campus dining room from 8-11 a.m. Proceeds from the breakfast will support the programs and services of Regional Action Committee On Housing. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students. Advance tickets and takeout orders also available.

• On March 13 the Coalition on Richer Diversity (CORD) will host a Diversity Winter Event on employment from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Hall (120 Mundy Pond Rd.). We are cordially inviting you to lend your expertise and participate in this discussion of the disconnect between job-seekers and employers in the Newfoundland labour market. Our event brings members of the private, public and community sector together to work collaboratively and develop solutions to this important issue. We are pleased to offer you refreshments and snacks. Do not hesitate to indicate any dietary considerations you may have. Please RSVP by March 10 to or at 754-4122 with the name of the attendee(s) and organization.

Upcoming events

• 12 Step Spirituality, with Agnes Hutchings, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon from March 14-June 24, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• A dance in support of Radio Station VOWR will be held on March 14 at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Avenue. Tickets cost $15 and can be obtained by calling Albert at 746-9311 or Paul at 744-2255. Get your tickets early as they sold out quickly last time and many were disappointed.

• 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 ongoing 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.

• First United Church Women’s stew supper on March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at 221 Park Ave. in Mount Pearl. Cost is $10. For tickets call the church office at 368-2194.

• Award-winning poet Ann Shin joins a few of Riddle Fence’s finest writers for a poetry reading at the Eastern Edge Gallery on March 14 at 8 p.m. Audience members will have a special opportunity to participate in Ann’s readings of poems from her book “The Family China,” published by Brick Books. Presented by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival as part of Scene & Heard, an annual series of workshops, screenings, performances and readings:

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Singles Paddy’s Day Dance on March 14 at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Members $5, non-members $9.  Jeans are permitted for the night’s dance. Wear your Irish greenery and come out and enjoy the night. For more information about our Club visit our website at

• The vestry of St. John the Evangelist Church will be holding a Paddy’s Day breakfast on March 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the church hall in Coley’s Point. We will be having eggs, saugages, bologna, rise’ n’ fries, toutons, baked beans and toast, and of course juice, tea/coffee.

• Gower Street United Church Women are hosting their St. Patrick’s afternoon tea,  craft and bake sale on March 15 from 2-4  p.m. in the lecture hall (back entrance). Admission is $7. Tickets are available on the door or the church office.

• Powers Court Open Mike Show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on March 15. 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 631-8439.

• Film editing with Justin Simms on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Best Boy Studios, Mount Pearl. Learn how to digitize and import footage, work with a timeline, splice and much more. Presented as part of the SJIWFF Scene & Heard Film Industry Conference.

• 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 March 16 at the parish hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial at 2 p.m. The doors open at 1 p.m.

• Baccalieu Trail Atlantic Kidney Chapter invites all dialysis patients, kidney transplant patients and kidney donors in the Baccalieu Trail area to our second annual World Kidney Day dinner on March 16 at Harbour Breeze in Harbour Grace at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Robert or Bernice Lundrigan at 786-7913.

• Aly O’Brien History Walk St. Patrick’s Day. Meet at the Basilica steps on March 17 at 1 p.m. Bring your walking stick or ski pole. Tours lasts 80 minutes. Free, but a donation for the food bank is suggested.

• CFUW St. John’s is extending Tuesday’s used book collections of fiction and non-fiction to 8 p.m. on March 11 and 18, and continuing weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until March 18.  Location is the former Pennington’s Superstore at the South end of the Hamlyn Road Plaza by Marie’s Mini-Mart, near the Village Mall. (No encyclopedia, condensed books, magazines or textbooks.)

• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)-An Introduction, with Marie Wall, Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. on March 19, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• All Saints Parish Ways and Means Committee, Foxtrap is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day Luncheon on March 20 at 12:30 p.m. There will be soup, sandwiches, dessert and a game of cards. Tickets are available by contacting, Barb at 834-4795 or Sandra at 834-4627.

• Spring equinox — celebrating the return of light and life, with presentation retreat team from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on March 20, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• 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 March 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.

• Meniere’s and Tinnitus provincial eebinar on March 20 from 7-8 p.m. For more information: or 1-888-753-3224.

 • The Celtic Fiddlers have been accepted to perform in New York this coming June/July for Canada Day as well as on Ellis Island, Central Park and Long Island. On Saturday, March 22, we are holding our annual Celtic Gala. This will be a dinner and silent auction and tickets are $30 each. This year we are holding the event at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall, Goulds. This will be our biggest fundraiser so we are depending on your continued support. You can purchase your tickets at 743-3918 or Susan at 745-0944.

• Come and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with the St. John’s Choir on March 23 at Wesley United Church, Patrick Street from 2-4:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment, ticket draws and some special diet treats. Tickets are $12 and are available from choir members, or by calling Sandra at 745-8320.

• General cancer support group meeting on March 26 at Sobeys Community Room, Mount Pearl, 50 Old Placentia Rd. from 7:30-9 p.m. This is an open meeting for cancer patients and caregivers. The topic will be information on support services. For further information contact Denise McCarthy at 753-6520 ext 228.

• Earth Day Canada with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, is looking for everyday eco-heroes who are doing extraordinary work to create greener communities across Canada. The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups and small businesses, who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. For more information or to nominate yourself, a friend, a group or small business from your community, please visit Nomination deadline is March 31, 2014.

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• The James Beard team is raising money for their next NYC endeavor. Mark your calendars for the dinner and auction. Join the James Beard Team 2014 on April 1 at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in the Fort William Ballroom for a dinner and auction. Reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Live auction items, silent auction and dessert auction. Cash bar and wine sales throughout the evening. Ticket price $50 per person.

• Money maven and television host, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, will be the keynote speaker at an annual conference aimed at female business owners on April 2-3 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John’s. Host of Slice’s Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess, and Money Moron, Gail offers sound financial advice and strategies to help viewers take back control of their money and their lives. Registration available online at

• Fort Townshend Sea Cadets and Fort Pepperell Navy League Cadets will hold their annual dinner, auction and entertainment on April 4 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, Pleasantville at 7:30 p.m. There will be a stuffed chicken dinner and entertainment by The Walsh Brothers with an auction to follow. Tickets are $15 each. Call 570-4636 or 237-1378.

• Radical Forgiveness, with Susan Cummings for six weeks ongoing to April 9, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• The 5th annual Earth Day Fair at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on April 13 from 12-4:30 p.m. Since 1990 Canadians have been coming together on Earth Day to look at successes, possibilities and opportunities to stand up for and support our Earth all year long.  Now in its 5th year, The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is hosting a co-operative, community Earth Day Fair. This is an event for everyone: adults, youth and families alike. Free admission.

• Fluvarium’s Nature Connections Spring Camps April 14-17 for grades 1 and 2 and April 22–25 for grades 2 to 4. Make lots of fun new connections to the Freshwater Habitats around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium.  Nature Connections Spring Camp is the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover.  With small group sizes (10 campers per session) fun and adventure await. Camp hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Camp is $145 to attend all four days in one week or $40 per day. For more information and to receive a registration package contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email Registration is now open.

• An “Egg-cellent” Easter at the Fluvarium on Saturday, April 19 between 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for Easter excitement at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There will be “baskets” of fun family activities. Bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny who will be appearing on the hour. Cost of the event is $5 per person (children 2 and under are free).

• Bioenergetics exercise classes, with Donna Burt, Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ongoing weekly classes continuing to April 28, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

• The RCMP Klondike Night is being postponed until Friday, May 9. The RCMP Headquarters has sustained water damage. The area of the building affected is where Klondike Night is held each year. Due to the damage the RCMP Klondike Committee has decided to move Klondike Night to Friday, May 9, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The RCMP Klondike Night beneficiaries are: Candlelighters and Children’s Wish Foundation. Both are children’s charities.

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