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Sunday, May 29

• The St. Johns Military Family Resource Centre will have a community garage sale Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. in Pleasantville at the Rathskellar. You can donate any of your unwanted items to sell with proceeds supporting military mily programs and services, or you can purchase a table to sell your own items. Please contact Rachel at 570-4529 for more details.

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• St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Queens Road at Longs Hill will hold a garage sale on Saturday, May 28. The sale will start at 10 a.m. in the church hall. The stalls will include clothing, kitchenware, books, toys, white elephant, jewelery accessories and electrical equipment.

• Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association presents Recovery from concussion and other brain injury Saturday, June 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Battery Hotel in St. Johns. Guest speakers are Dr. F. B. Maroun, neurosurgeon, and Nick Mercer, brain injury survivor. Light lunch to be served. To reserve call 579-3070 or email

• The Remax Centre (St. Johns Curling Club) will hold a garage sale Saturday May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will benefit Junior Curling.

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• The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) is seeking individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador, interested in helping others reach their full literacy potential by becoming a tutor. Training provided! Or, if you or someone you know is in need of a tutor call.

• Todd Boland will speak on Explorer Roses: A Canadian success story, at the John Cabot Rose Society 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the MUN Botanical Garden. All are welcome.

• Looking for a fun-filled camp experience for your child this summer? Canadian Parents for French offers French summer camps for the Northeast Avalon. French camps are from June 27 to Aug. 26. Options include half and full-day camps on a variety of themes for 5-8 and 9-12 year olds. For more information or to register, visit or call 864-7979.

On Friday, May 27, make sure to get down to The Rockhouse at 10:30 p.m. for Come Together, a tribute to The Beatles, presented by Bishop Feild Elementary School. Tickets for the event are $15 and are available at Bishop Feild Elementary, Freds Records and The Ship. The doors will open at 10 p.m. and music starts at 10:30 p.m.

• On Thursday, June 2, the St. Johns Canadian Progress Club will host its 23rd annual Spring into Summer live and silent auction at Dusk Ultra Lounge on George Street in St. Johns. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Wine reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by live and silent auction. Cost: $60. Contact the Eating Disorder Foundation of NL if you would like to purchase tickets at 709-722-8225 or email

5 p.m. and Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the display room of the Botanical Gardens Field Centre. Admission is free. For more information on the horticultural society, visit

• Goulds Lions Drive In Bingo, starting 8:15 p.m. on Sunday May 29 at Bidgoods Shopping Plaza, Main Road Goulds. Free dabber and reusable bag on first night. Patrons can play bingo in the their car or in our building. Bingo operated by volunteers. Proceeeds donated back to your community.

Saturday, May 28

• The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council will celebrate the grand opening of the Regional Arts Centre/Bernard Kavanagh Premises on Saturday, May 28. The evenings schedule includes an open house, art gallery opening, concert and dance. For information, call 1 888 332 2052 or (709) 432-2052.

Wednesday, June 1

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• The Hearts in Healing Bereavement Group and Eastern Healths Pastoral Care Department inThe Tely Go Guideeastern healvite you to share in a Service of Remembrance on Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. Location: Tear Drop Monuments, Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road in St. Johns. This service is designed for parents and milies who are grieving the passing of a baby through peri-natal loss. For more information, call Jacintha Penney at 777-7919.

Torbay Folk Club Jam Session Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. at Liddys in Torbay. Free Admission. All are welcome.

• Hot Earth Ensemble presents A Great Feast of Frederick Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (The Kirk). Admission: $20 regular, $15 seniors, $7 students. Tickets available at: Home on Water Street, Freds Records or at the door. For information: Tel: (709) 753-4603.

• Drop by the Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Signs of Spring Family Program. A variety of crafts, stories, activities, nature hikes and excursions to Oxen Pond to feed the ducks will be provided throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. General admission fees apply. Free for children five years and younger. For a complete listing of events and programs, please visit or call 864-8590.

Today, May 26

• Seniors Resource Centre hold its annual dinner and auction on June 3 at the Holiday Inn Portugal Cove Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing. Tickets are $45 each and are available by calling 737-2333, emailing or by visiting our office at 280 Torbay Rd. Suite W100.

• St. Johns Shambhala Meditation Group now located at 120 LeMarchant Rd. (2nd Floor). Enter from parking lot on back sign on door. Visit

Thursday, June 2

All services are free. For more information, call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail

49 St. Clare Ave., St. Johns from

8 p.m. Tickets are $20, and $15 for students and seniors. Preview on June 1, tickets $10 and a pay-whatyou-can (pwyc) matinee on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. Contact the Rabbittown box office for reservations: 709 739 8220.

1-888-438-2898 or by email at

• The 2011 Ireland Newfoundland Festival of the Sea returns to the Southern Shore this September. The festival organizing committee is seeking expressions of interest from local performers to showcase their talents at a number of cultural and social events in the region. So if you are a musician, storyteller, dancer or visual artist we would like to hear from you! Help us entertain our guests from across the sea. Further information, call Kate at the Irish Loop Development Board at 1-888-438-2898 or by email

• Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Avalon Chapter will hold its annual Strides for Change awareness and fundraising walk Saturday, June 4 at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. Johns. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Every step taken and pledge made will help raise funds and awareness for MADDs programs and services. For more information contact or leave a message at 709-834-7663.

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• Runners and cyclists will hit the pavement and the pedals in the Goulds with a new running and cycling race the Athletics NorthEAST Pacers Duathlon. The race starts 8 a.m. Sunday, June 5 in the Ruby Line-Back Line area of the Goulds. The race consists of a 4.7-kilometre run, an 18-kilometre cycling ride, then finishing by repeating the run. The course is certified by Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador. The race includes chip timing, individual overall and age group awards, and a post-race reception at Goulds Elementary School. Online registration available until June 2 by visiting The entry fee is $50 per individual. Runners and cyclists aged 15 and older are welcome.

Before the tour heads off to perform in Toronto, Hamilton and Winnipeg this summer/ll, theres one more opportunity to see the show! MONARITA plays June 1-4 at the Rabbittown Theatre (Merrymeeting Road and Linscott St., across from Colemans supermarket). Showtime is

Saturday, May 28

Upcoming events

• The Archdiocesan Family Life Bureau offers individual, couple, mily and group counselling available upon request. For more information call: Sister Loretta Walsh, Director, or Helen MacKinnon at 579-0168 or email: or visit our NEW website:

Al-Anon Family Groups are open to anyone who feels his or her life has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you think you fit in to this category, you may be interested in attending the Twelve Steps Study Group, an Al-Anon Family Group which meets at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive, Mount Pearl on Thursdays at 8 p.m. For information, call 722-2666.

• For events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Congregation of the Good Shepherd, Mount Pearl, call the church office at 747-1022.

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group monthly open-mike show on the third Sunday of each month at the parish hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m.

• Members of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will welcome spring with a display of spring flowers on Saturday, May 28, noon to

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Sunday, May 29

• An exhibit of recent paintings, Light on Nature will be open at the MUN Botanical Gardens from June 3 to 27. The exhibition is a selection of paintings by Mondays Company, that meets weekly with Diana Dabinett as mentor, to make art that reflects the pleasure of the natural world.

• We are having a reunion of the Bray mily in August 2012 and would like to get in touch with any relatives of Paul Bray. His thers name was Henry and he was born in 1843. Paul also had a twin brother named Peter who was killed in the Wabana Mines at an early age.

• Gospel Hymn Sing, All Saints Parish Hall, C.B.S., May 29 at 7 p.m. Come along and enjoy a fellowship of gospel music with local musicians. For more info: call Sandra 834-4627.

• The Arthritis Society will hold an arthritis pain management workshop Thursday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at The Arthritis Society Office, 78 OLeary Ave. in St. Johns. Cost is $5 and includes handouts and refreshments (no charge for support person attending with you). If you would like to attend, call Donna at 579-8190 or email

The Devon House Clay Studio is holding a fundraiser sale pottery, sculpture, second-hand and collectibles, something for everyone. Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 Bairds Cove, St Johns. Items from $2 to $200, cash or cheque only. For further information contact

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• The NL Foster Families Association has developed two educational presentations that staff can offer at your school, agency or group at any time. Different Kinds of Families is a presentation for children/youth, and Foster Care: What You Need to Know is a presentation for adults who would like to learn more about foster care in the province. Call Amy ateastern health nl 754-0213, toll free 877-754-0218, or email

9-11 a.m. Speaker: Lorne Pritchett, Topic: How do you mend a broken heart? To reserve a seat RSVP

• St. Johns Orienteering Club Event will be held Sunday, May 29 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Location: Bowring Park, tennis court area. Beginners welcome. Maps $2. Pre-register to ensure sufficient maps at Contact 864-8670/864-2020.

Friday, May 27

Thursday, May 26

Come and enjoy the thrill of viewing the night sky through an astronomers telescope. The Royal Astronomical Society will set up its large telescopes on the lawn for all to enjoy at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mount Scio Road in St….

• The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting in St. Johns May 26-27. If you have any questions or concerns, email or all 722-7011.

• The 2011 Ireland Newfoundland Festival of the Sea returns to the southern shore in September. The festival organizing committee is seeking expressions of interest from groups and individuals interested in acting as billets for our visitors from Ireland. We are particularly seeking billets in this area with guests requiring billeting on the nights of Sunday, Sept. 18 to Tuesday, Sept. 20. If you are interested in hosting and require more information contact Kate at

• St. Augustines Anglican Church Women will have a Royal Afternoon Tea Saturday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call Gladys at 753-0372 or the church office at 753-1931.

7 to 8:30 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Library. Materials will be supplied. To register, call 737-3950.

at 747-4378 or email: Cost: $13 members, $16 non-members (cash or cheque only).

Event Spotlight

• Positive Thinkers breakst meeting will be held May 28 at a new location: Knights of Columbus,

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• Have you ever wanted to learn how to use your digital camera and make beautiful sketches. Come to Salmonier Nature Park on Sunday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to noon for one of these morning workshops. Local photographer Edith Cuerrier and artist Ralph Jarvis will guide you through the techniques used by the professionals. Bring your own digital camera all other supplies are provided. The fee is $25 per person and space is limited. To book your space call 229-2224.

• On Saturday June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at 65 Ridge Rd. in St. Johns, the Francophone Association choir, La Rose des vents, sings vourite repertoire from this season. Guests: Patrick Edison and David Chafe, Steve Cowan, and David Green. Admission: suggested donation $5, kids free. Light refreshments, cash bar, all welcome.

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• Prince of Wales Collegiate, a St. Johns high school, is looking for prom dresses for girls who otherwise may not be able to afford to go to the prom. If you would like to donate your prom dress, a bridesmaid dress or even a ncier cocktail dress, you can drop the dress off to 24 Paton St., off of Elizabeth Avenue.

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