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Alcoholics Anonymous

Have you sometimes wished you could spend a holiday “sober”?

Contact us – Alcoholics Anonymous at 1-888-579-5215, or visit aastjohns.com.



Community Volunteers Wanted

The Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is looking for volunteers to help file simple tax returns for people in their community.

For more information about the CVITP, to find out how to become a volunteer, or to find a participating community organization in your area, go to canada.ca/taxes-volunteer, or call us at 1‑855‑516‑4405.



West Central NL 2017 Programs

For more info on any of the following programs and events, call 293-0538.

Cottrell’s Cove Singings – Friday, December 8, 7 PM at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An organized interdenominational informal event for local and guest musicians to come and provide an evening of gospel singing. A devotional thought will be given with a lunch afterwards.

Botwood Christmas Concert – December 16, 7 PM at the Botwood SDA Church – Our annual Christmas concert featuring the New Life Singers. An offering will be collected for Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and following the concert there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.



Aurora Women’s Choir Fall Schedule

Aurora Women’s Choir invites experienced singers to audition for their 4th year of singing in CBS! Rehearsals take place Sundays at 7 pm at Topsail United Church. Prospective members should come prepared to sing a selection of their choice as well as complete a sight-singing test. Visit coastalsounds.ca or email info@coastalsounds.ca for more info.



Exhibition Opening at the Craft Council Gallery

The Craft Council Gallery celebrates all things good this holiday season with our annual exhibition Comfort and Joy. Both our galleries will be brimming with some of the finest crafts our province has to offer.

Cozy up to craft this holiday season at Comfort and Joy!

Comfort and Joy: Main and Annex Galleries
November 25 – December 20
Devon House Craft Centre, 59 Duckworth Street. Snacks and refreshments; everyone welcome.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.

For further information please contact:
Kailey Bryan, Gallery Director
E-mail: gallery@craftcouncil.nl.ca, phone: 753-2749
craftcouncil.nl.ca

 



Easter Seals Wheelchair Basketball Program

Play an inclusive game that’s open to all interested players!

Tuesdays – Developmental Wheelchair Basketball, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Wednesdays – Competitive Wheelchair Basketball, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Easter Seals House, 206 Mount Scio Road

All equipment provided.

For more info, e-mail megan@eastersealsnl.ca.



Bible Study at Wesley Church

Rev. Bill Mercer will be holding a Bible Study each Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm at Wesley United Church, 101 Patrick Street. All are welcome to attend.



Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival

After an overwhelming response last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our second annual Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival!

This year will be more to see and more nights to enjoy during the holidays!

Tickets are limited, purchase online. Tickets at door based on availability, only available at the door if the evening has not already sold out online.

Dates:

December 13-17

Doors will open at 6 pm, and last admittance will be at 8:30 pm, finishing up for the evening at 9 pm.

What to expect:

– This is a winter walking experience where you will:
– Walk through a caterpillar of lights
– See sparkling lights and glowing candles
– Purchase hot chocolate, don’t forget to bring your reusable mug for a discounted price!
– Take a family picture in our glamorous gazebo
– Spot our Christmas Gnomes
– Stop by our Garden Gift Shop for some great Christmas gift ideas
– And more!

Come see the Garden in a new light: You will walk away feeling Merry and Bright!

Shuttles:
*NEW* – Shuttle service for select festival nights. To enhance our visitor experience on our anticipated busiest evenings, we have added a complimentary shuttle service.

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Coastal Sounds Community Choir Fall Rehearsals

Coastal Sounds Community Choir invites you to join them for their 11th year of singing in CBS! Rehearsals take place Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Holy Spirit High School. New members are always welcome, no audition required. If you love to sing, this choir is for you! Visit coastalsounds.ca or email info@coastalsounds.ca for more info.



Wessex Society

The Wessex Society’s next public meeting will be on Wednesday, December 13 at 8 pm at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road. David Quinton will present a video on “Canon George Earle”. Following this there will be a Christmas sing-along with Myrle Vokey. All are welcome to attend.



St. Theresa’s Prayer Group

Meets every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Office upstairs in the St. Clement’s room. Contact Sheila at 745-9297.



Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (BASNL)

Who: BASNL members
What: Art exhibit “Across the Seasons in Botanical Art”
Where: The Grounds Cafe, Murray’s Garden Centre, 1525 Portugal Cove Road, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
When: November 27 – December 17

Contact: Margaret Walsh Best at 753-2643, e-mail walshbest@gmail.com or info@botanicalartsocietynl.com.



Wesley Church Christmas Communion Service

The annual Christmas Communion Service will be held at Wesley United Church on December 16th starting at 2:00 pm with refreshments to follow. Anyone wanting to have transportation to and from this service should call the church office at 579-3682. All are welcome to attend.



Coastal Sounds Community Choir Holiday Concert (Foxtrap)

Coastal Sounds Choir Association invites you to celebrate the season with our 10th Annual Holiday Concert! Featuring Coastal Sounds Community Choir, Aurora Women’s Choir, and a presentation of the 5th Annual Christmas Cantata with Orchestra and Massed Choir. December 16th at 7:30 pm at All Saints Anglican Church in Foxtrap. Tickets available at coastalsounds.ca, Taylor’s Fish Market, from choir members, or reserve at 700-6715. Donations for the CBS Food Bank appreciated. Please note all CSCA events are scent-free.



The Salvation Army (CBS) – Christmas Turkey Dinner

The Salvation Army in CBS will be hosting a Christmas turkey dinner on Christmas Day at noon. If you are alone and you would like company, we invite you to join us for some great food and fellowship. If you are interested, please contact the office at 834-6596 so we will be able to prepare enough for everyone. Everybody will be equally and warmly welcomed.



New Year’s Eve with the Navigators: Free Concert and Fireworks

The City of St. John’s invites everyone to ring in the New Year with a free concert featuring the Navigators next to the Quidi Vidi Lake boathouse. Bring the family down to the lake for an outdoor concert starting at 10 p.m. followed by a countdown to the New Year and a brilliant fireworks display at midnight.

This all-ages event will also include host Danielle Butt from NTV and complimentary party favors while supplies last. The concert and fireworks will be featured on NTV beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Accessible parking will be available at the Dominion Memorial Stadium Parking Lot.

If the fireworks are unable to proceed due to weather, the concert will be re-scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 1, with fireworks immediately following the show.



Table-Top Game Night at the Library

Come and play some table top games from our new circulating game collection! Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 PM in the AC Hunter Library Community Room. Please register your group and your game of choice by calling 737-3950.



Gentle Yoga at the Library

The AC Hunter Library will be hosting a Health and Wellness series with Tina Pomroy during the month of January. The programs are for adults, and no experience is necessary. For more information, call 737-3950. Gentle Yoga will be taking place on January 16th at 10 am. Please bring your own mat.



Introduction to Chess for Adults at the Library

Ever want to learn chess but did not know where to start? Come and learn from experienced chess players from the Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Association. Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 PM in the AC Hunter Library Community Room. Please call 737-3950 to register.



Bridge at the Library

The St. John’s Bridge Club presents and introduction to bridge at the public library. Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00 PM at the AC Hunter Public Library Community Room. Please call 737-3950 to register!



Adult Comic Book Club @ the Library

Are you a fan of comics and graphic novels? Do you love to talk about them? Are you interested in finding out more titles to read? Bring your comics and graphic novels and join us for a meet-up to chat and share our favorite graphics! Join us on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 PM on the main floor of the AC Hunter Public Library. Call 737-3950 to register.



Call for Nominations: 33rd ArtsNL Arts Awards

ArtsNL would like to inform members of the public that the deadline to submit nominations for the 33rd ArtsNL Arts Awards will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Any member of the public wishing to submit one nomination in one, or any number, of the six categories need only complete the PDF nomination form available on the ArtsNL website.

OR

Nominations can be submitted online by using the ArtsNL Arts Awards Nomination Portal at artsnlartsawards.wordpress.com.

Electronically submitted support material (PDF, JPG, links to video, etc.) is optional from the nominator. It is strongly recommended that the nominator seek letters of support for the nomination, which can be submitted at the time of nomination or be forwarded to ArtsNL before the nomination deadline by the letter author.

ArtsNL will contact nominees requesting support materials.

Members of the public can submit one nomination in each of the following six categories:

  • BMO Bank of Montreal ARTIST OF THE YEAR;
  • Cox and Palmer ARTS ACHIEVEMENT;
  • Memorial University ARTS IN EDUCATION;
  • CBC EMERGING ARTIST;
  • ArtsNL HALL OF HONOUR;
  • ArtsNL PATRON OF THE ARTS

Please visit nlac.ca/forms-nominate.htm for nomination forms along with additional information on nominations and eligibility or visit artsnlartsawards.wordpress.com to nominate online.

Nominations close Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

For questions and information, contact ArtsNL at 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only).



Effective Taxes at the Library

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada and Larry Short will be on hand to teach about effective tax strategies. January 31st at 6:30 PM in the AC Hunter Public Library Community Room. Call 737-3950 to register.



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