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Community events in and around St. John's, Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11

Every Tuesday until April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Blackmarsh Road Royal Canadian Legion is hosting a free walk-in tax preparation clinic for individuals with modest income and a simple tax situation. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is made possible through the efforts of volunteers and community organizations. For more information, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/free-tax-help.
Every Tuesday until April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Blackmarsh Road Royal Canadian Legion is hosting a free walk-in tax preparation clinic for individuals with modest income and a simple tax situation. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is made possible through the efforts of volunteers and community organizations. For more information, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/free-tax-help. - 123RF Stock Photo
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Events must be submitted by Monday each week to be included in the following weekend’s event listings.

Wednesday, April 10

Activities

10 a.m.

A Walk in the Hall

St. Pius X Parish is hosting A Walk in the Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. in the parish hall adjacent to St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk.

Classes and groups

10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax!” More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, April 3 until May 22. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. are for new and returning students. Includes 20 easy-to-learn, gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is only one element of our school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor’s energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Fudoshin is a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Upcoming

Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat

Come awaken the energy within in the quiet of Virginia Water Retreat House on beautiful Virginia Lake, 47 Parsonage Dr., St. John’s, for a Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Open to new and returning participants. Join us for the full day or for the morning or afternoon as your life and time allow. An invitation to step back from the busies of life and winter’s teasing to treat yourself. You are welcome to bring along your lunch. Pre-register by contacting Sheila at 727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca. More details on the news page at www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Fundraisers

Ongoing

Merb’ys Calendar

The Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club is accepting applications from charities to apply to receive funds from the sale of the MerB’ys 2020 calendar. In less than two years, the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club has raised over half a million dollars for local charities in Newfoundland and Labrador. We hope to have another immensely successful campaign in 2019. In addition to picking one charity to receive the majority of the funds from the calendar campaign, we are proud to offer two community grants valued at $2,500. Charitable organizations that operate in the province are invited to apply at www.nlbmc.com/applications. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 19. The selected charities will be announced on May 1. If organizations have questions pertaining to the calendar project, contact the club via email at info@nlbmc.com.

Public lectures

8 p.m.

Wessex Society Lecture

This Wessex Society Lecture will be held at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Dr. Robert Greenwood, executive director of the Harris Centre at Memorial University, will speak on the topic of changing Newfoundland demographics. All are welcome.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Kirk Saunders, project lead for the new Memorial University Core Science Facility, who describes the uniqueness and materials of the building, some of the people involved in its design and construction, faculties that will be located in it and its expected opening in 2020. Tune in to VOWR on AM radio 800, online at VOWR.org, or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

12:30 p.m.

Lenten Worship and Communion

All are welcome to join Rev. Brian Colbourne and others at St. James United Church for an informal Lenten worship and communion every Wednesday at lunchtime until April 17. Bring your lunch to share time with us afterward, and enjoy the warmth of our community as we explore and share our faith together during this significant time in the Christian calendar. Please enter through the side door. For more information, call 722-1881 or write to revbrian@stjamesuc.org. Also visit www.stjamesuc.org or our Facebook page.

2 p.m.

Lenten Services

Wesley United Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday during Lent in the chapel at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Thursday, April 11

Classes and groups

1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax!” More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, until May 23. Classes at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. are for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 easy-to-learn, gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

7 p.m.

TOPS Club

The Iris Bonnell Memorial Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) NL meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in the Frances Lambe Room No. 2. Come learn about TOPS and what it has to offer you. What do you have to lose? Email kathypower123@hotmail.com. Only $46 per year and $3 per week weigh-in fee.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No cover at Trapper John’s, 2 George St.

Live Music

7:30 p.m.

Colin Harris

Songwriters’ open stage at Erin’s Pub.

9:30 p.m.

Craig Young

Murphy’s Stout presents Craig Young, performing at the Newfoundland Embassy until 12:30 a.m.


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