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Go Guide — Community event listings Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Thursday, September 25• Wesley United Church will hold a beef stew, including dessert, tea or coffee, on Sept. 25 starting at 12:30 p.m. with a social to follow. Tickets are $12 and can be obtained by calling Phoebe Sheppard at 782-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the Church Office 579-3682.

Help us celebrate the 26th Annual Rennie’s River Duck Race and Family Fun day on Sept. 28 at the Stephen Herder Memorial Bridge, Rennie’s River from 12-3 p.m.  Join Rennie and his 3,600 rubber duck guests as they make their way down the river towards the finish line. Contact 722-DUCK (3825) or for more information. Tickets can be bought at any RBC branch or at the Fluvarium today, one for $10 or 3 for $25. — Telegram file photo

• All Saints Parish Ways and Means, Foxtrap are hosting a back to school luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. There will be a cold plate, dessert and a game of cards. Tickets are available by contacting, Barb 834-4795 or Sandra 834-4627.

• Freelance editors meet for an informal chat about pricing, rates, and estimates on Sept. 25 in the community room at Sobeys on Merrymeeting Road at 7:30 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. Should you charge by the word/the hour/the project? How much is enough, how much is too much? Facilitator: Erika Steeves. For more information email

Friday, September 26

• Sept. 26 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre — “Young Scientist: Seeds,” Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we’ll hit the trails and learn about the plants growing along the river and their seeds.  Included with membership or general admission. Parents must remain with their children at all times.

• All things wooden boats opening Sept. 26. If you have any artifacts (boats, half moulds, paintings, books photographs, etc.) you wish to exhibit, please bring them to the Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre by Sept. 24. For more information call 677-2360.

• A lecture by Dr. Gwynne Dyer entitled “What the First World War Taught Us” on Sept. 26 in the Bruneau Centre, IIC 2001 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Parking available in lot 15B.

Saturday, September 27

•  Positive Thinkers breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. We have Kathy Stock speaking about “Blessing in Disguise.” We meet at Uptown Gourmet Grill and Bar Kenmount Road. Members $18, non-members $21.

• Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. Register at

• There will be a flea market at St. Lawrence parish hall, Portugal Cove on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information call 895-2215.

• On Saturday, Sept. 27, MUN Botanical Garden will be holding its 2nd annual Food and Garden Fair. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd. Admission to the garden is free for that day; however, donations to the garden, as well as non-perishable food items for the Community Food Sharing Association, will be gratefully accepted. Food tasting tickets are $20 and will include tasting samples from four chefs between 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event. To partake of the food tasting experience, visitors are encouraged to purchase tasting tickets in-person at MUN Botanical Garden prior to the event date, or call to reserve (864-8590). Please check back to our website ( for further information on featured chefs, menus, contests for kids, and featured exhibitors.

• Day of Hope and Healing for those grieving a suicide loss on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 75 Tiffany Court, Tiffany Lane, rooms 144 and 148. For more information about the day, and/or to register please contact Kim Kelly at 864-8101, or Jennifer Cranford at 690-0343,

 • Open House at Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus on Sept. 27 from 2-4 p.m. For more about Culture Days and directions to Landfall, visit:

 • The Parish of Bay Robert’s and Coley’s Point hold their annual salmon dinner on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Being held at St. John the Evangelist church hall, Coley’s Point. Come along for a fine meal and some live entertainment. Tickets are $25 each and includes a glass of wine. For tickets please contact Debbie Jewer at 786-0555, or any other parish council member, or also by contacting the parish office at 786-3024.

• “By the Glow of the Kerosene Lamps,” a tribute our female ancestors, takes place at Cochrane Street United on Sept. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 7:30 p.m. The show features local dancers and singers, traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music and a reading by Trudy Morgan-Cole from “A Sudden Sun.” Proceeds go to Project Grace and the Native Friendship Centre. A tea and silent auction will follow the show. Tickets $15 and are available from Cochrane Street United and Wild Lily Dance Centre, and at the door. For information visit the event Facebook page.

• Mike Sinnicks in concert on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Join Mike Sinnicks for an evening of great music and singing at the Beaches Heritage Centre, Eastport. All proceeds go to the Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre. Tickets: $15 tax. To purchase tickets call 677-2360.

• Matthew 25 Outreach, supporting an orphanage and school in Kenya, is having a dance with a live band, “The Best Kind,” on Sept. 27 at the BIS on Harvey Road starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Call Margie at 364-6492. If you are unable to attend kindly consider a donation, for the need is great.  

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a singles dance on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Legion, Blackmarsh Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Proper dress — no jeans. Members $5, non-members $9. To learn more about our club and our activies check out our website; or call 722-3060.

• Fluvarium Kids Club-September: Dabblers and Divers on Sept. 27-28 at 1:30 p.m. It is the beginning of fall migration and a great time to discover ducks. Join us as we learn more about Dabblers and Divers how they all are getting ready for their long journey south. Enjoy this family fun program, focused on kids ages 5 to 10 and their families. Enjoy new stories, games and crafts each month and be ready to go outside.

Sunday, September 28

• Old-time country/bluegrass at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Canteen services available. For more information call 786-9596.

• Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold an evening service on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Special guests will be Coleys Point male choir. Pre-hymn sing at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments to follow in church hall. All are welcome.

• On Sept. 28 the Wesley Male choir, along with Rev. Bill Mercer will worship at the Solid Rock Wesleyan Church in Mount Pearl. The service starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, September 29

•  Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families Sept. 1-29. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro proudly presents the third annual Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families in support of Ronald McDonald House. A number events will be held in September in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Get your pledge sheet today and make your steps count for families. For more information please visit

• BIS- 30 Harvey Rd. will hold a card game Sept. 29. Cost $10 per person. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Bring own cards and baskets. Also bring your friends. For more information call 754-0570.

• St. Philip’s ACW will hold its monthly card game on Monday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in the parish centre, 20 Coady’s Rd., St. Philips. Usual great game prizes, door prize and ticket draws. Cost is $5 and lunch will be served. Lose the fall blues and join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.

Tuesday, September 30

• Embroidery meeting — visitors are welcome for free to join other stitchers or learn new techniques. The first fall gathering for the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers will be on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Hall, 260 Waterford Bridge Rd.

•  SPCA St. John’s in partnership with Tags For Hope Fundraiser. Buy a pet ID tag that looks identical to your province’s or territory’s driver’s licence. Two convenient sizes to fit most cats, dogs, and other furry critters. Use the discount code SPCAstjohns and receive a 15 per cent discount. A portion of all proceeds will directly help the animals in the SPCA St. John’s shelter. For more information you can call the shelter at 726-0301, visit our facebook page, follow us on instagram, or online visit Ongoing to Sept. 30.

• Sept. 30 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre — World Rivers Day, 1-3 p.m.  Become a scientist for a day.  Join us and learn to test the water quality of the river. Learn about the critters that live in the river and how pollution affects them. Help celebrate the world’s waterways and our own Manuels River.

• Salmonid Assoc. of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) will hold fly-tying classes for beginners and intermediates; starting Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Call the office to register at 722-9300.

Wednesday, October 1

• MUNbuttoned Research Festival: How We Work, Live and Play. Take a crash course in research on Newfoundland and Labrador society with 10 fast-paced presentations. Oct. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at the Rocket Room, 272 Water St. Check out or call 864-6115 for details.

Thursday, October 2

• From the award-winning, bestselling author comes another unforgettable novel. DoubleDay Canada and Riddle Fence invite you to the launch of “Sweetland,” the latest novel by Michael Crummey on Oct. 2 at The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth St. at 8:30 p.m. Music by the Blue Drop. Books for sale. Cash bar.

• MUNbuttoned Research Festival: Story, Song and Stage. Think research can’t be entertaining? Think again! A night of performances that link to research projects. Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Rocket Room, 272 Water St. Check out or call 864-6115 for details.

Upcoming events

• Beautiful Torbay art show on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Kinsmen Centre, Bauline Line, Torbay from 7-9  p.m. Meet and greet with artists Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Purchase of art work available.

• The 11th St. John’s Storytelling Festival is coming from Oct. 3-10 at various places around St. John’s and in Tors Cove. Concerts, workshops, stories for adults and younger listeners, free events. Visit: for the latest information.

• St. Thomas’ Church Fall Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. in Canon Wood Hall, 8 Military Rd. There will be a variety of stalls and morning coffee and a luncheon will be served. Luncheon tickets are available at 754-0151.

• On Oct. 4 the Parish of the Good Shepherd presents dinner and cabaret featuring Janet Cull at the Reid Community Centre, Mount Pearl. Get your tickets today for $50. For more information contact the church at 747-1022, Donna at 364-6673, Jim at 728-1534, Ruby at 368-0579 or Wanda at 745-3471.

• The Juggernaut is here. It’s a challenging (and fun!) 5K obstacle course designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Coming to St. John’s on Oct. 4, The Juggernaut has teamed up with Clovelly and MAX to bring Newfoundland a safe and exciting event. Conveniently constructed in the heart of east end of St. John’s, The Juggernaut consists of 18 obstacles — all unique and bound to be an experience. The Juggernaut is guaranteed to be a memorable day for all participants — regardless of your skill level. For full details and to register, check out Registration has started for both individuals and teams.

• A day of reflection and action with KAIROS Canada, an umbrella ecumenical justice organization for Christian in Canada will be held at the Parish of the Ascension 58 Smallwood Dr., Mount Pearl on Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers: Jennifer Henry, executive director of KAIROS Canada and Ed Bianchi, program manager — KAIROS Staff, Toronto. Register at or by telephone 579-9915. There is no registration fee but a contribution toward lunch for those who can contribute will be accepted.

• Join Bob Barton for a workshop to refine your storytelling skills. “Putting Your Personal Stamp On Traditional Tales” on Oct. 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the Rocket Room. In this workshop we will probe the delicate tension between reproduction and invention using a familiar traditional story. $25 registration fee. Space is limited; pre-registration requested. For more information email or visit

• MUNbuttoned Research Festival: Super Science Fair. Visit researchers at this family friendly science fair, featuring some of Memorial’s top minds and exciting projects on Oct. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at Gap Court in the Avalon Mall. Check out or call 864-6115 for details.

• Cowan Heights United Church ham and bean supper with dessert on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Adults $12, students/children $6. Tickets available at the church office between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday to Friday or call the church at 745-2871.

 • Gala dinner and auction on Oct. 4 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. Tickets are on sale now. Oct. 4 will be Conception Bay South’s most elegant evening — The Manuels River gala dinner and auction. Tickets available at the Manuels River Hibernia Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway or call Jillian at 834-2099, ext. 201.

 • The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 25th annual Telethon on Oct. 5 on EastLink and community stations throughout the region. For more information or to become involved call Don or Shelly at 945-5289. Help us help you with your donation.

• Thinking of adopting a pet? You can visit several animal rescue groups all under one roof. Pet Adoption Day on Oct. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the Shriner’s Club, Topsail Road. Groups in attendance: St. John’s SPCA, Bird and Small Animal Rescue, Greyhounds, Pleas for Paws, Beagle Paws, Dynamic Canines, City of St. John’s Humane Services, Gobble Yums Pet Treats. For more information call 738-PAWS or visit “Let us help you find your new best friend.”

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on Oct. 5 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. Enjoy a beautiful Fall Sunday afternoon of fun at the Whitbourne open mike show.

 • The Wesley Male Choir, along with Rev. Bill Mercer, will travel to Heart’s Delight on Oct. 5 to hold an evening service at Bethel United Church starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

• An ecumenical celebration at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, to celebrate 40 Years of ecumenical justice work of KAIROS Canada on Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

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