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Call for Storytellers!

Are you enthused about telling tales? Then the St. John’s Storytelling Festival wants to hear from you! We are currently accepting applications from Newfoundland and Labrador storytellers who might want to perform in our annual Festival, set to take place this year from September 22-29. Applications are due March 1st, and you can find all the details online at storytellingstjohns.ca/opportunities/.




Introduction to Guitar for Beginners

Interested in learning the guitar but do not know where to start? Join John Pike on Mondays for a 4-week introduction to the guitar! Be sure to register for all 4 classes in a session. Session 1 begins on Monday, February 11th at 2 PM at the AC Hunter Public Library. Call 737-3950 to register.




The Alpha Course at Elim Pentecostal Church

Ever wonder… “Who is Jesus?” or “Why did Jesus die?” What about… “What does it mean to have faith?” or “How and why should I pray?” If you have ever wondered the answers to these questions, why not come and attend an Alpha Course. This course gives an opportunity to explore many of life’s important questions in a non-pressured environment. Course starts January 22 at 6:30 PM at Elim Pentecostal Church. If you have any questions or would like to register, call Wanda at 689-1115.




Alpha Event (Botwood)

Jubilee Pentecostal Church in Botwood will be holding an Alpha event starting on January 15 and running ten weeks every Tuesday night from 7-8:30 at the Church in Botwood. For more information, contact Gail Wells at 486-3898 or email at gail.cramm@gmail.com.




Finger-style Guitar Classes

You love guitar. You can strum some chords, and a song or two. Now what?

Join your guitar coach Merrill Heald as he introduces you to the exciting art of Finger-style Guitar. Over four weeks, we’ll cover finger-style patterns, arpeggios, and how to apply them to any song. We’ll also discuss ways to practice with purpose and intention to reach your personal best. Sign up at the AC Hunter Public Library for our four-week session, running on Wednesdays, beginning on February 6 at 7 PM. Call 737-3950 to register.




Manuels River Snowshoe Rentals

February at Manuels River:

Each day, all February, 9:30 AM to 4 PM: snowshoe rentals. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Why not give snowshoeing a try at Manuels River? Snowshoes are available to rent at the Centre for use along the upstream portion of our trail system.

For more information, please email info@manuelsriver.ca.




Autism Parent-Parent Support Group

Are you a parent of a teen or adult on the autism spectrum? Join us for a support group and discussion at the AC Hunter Public Library on February 21st at 6:30 PM. Call 737-3950 to register.




Retirement Financial Management

Managing finances for retirement can seem daunting. Join us to learn how to make your dollars stretch when you retire. Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 PM. Call 737-3950 to register.




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.




Moose/Beef Stew – Cowan Heights Church

Cowan Heights United Church will be having a moose and/or beef stew supper on February 23 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are available at the church office.




Eastern Outreach Ministries – Sundays Southlands Community Centre

We are St. John’s newest non-denominational assembly and we worship at 40 Teakwood Drive in Southlands (off Southlands Boulevard) every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. We invite you to join us and hear what the truth in God’s word has to say about the plan He has for your life!




Jigg’s Dinner

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 111 Richard Nolan drive in Mount Pearl is hosting a Jigg’s Dinner on Monday, February 25th at 6 PM. Tickets can be reserved by calling the church office at 747-1022. Both eat-in and take-out tickets are available.




Retreat for Busy Persons

Take a step away from the busy-ness of everyday life. Join us at the Lantern on Barnes Road on Tuesday, February 26 from 7:00-9:00 PM for a Retreat for Busy Persons. All are welcome and there is no cost to take part. Come away and rest a while!




Public lecture

Speaking of Engineering public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Stephen Butt will focus on the past, present and future of mining in our province.

The lecture will take place on February 27 at 7 PM in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, room EN2006, with free parking in Lot 60. Admission is free. All are welcome.

For more information: mun.ca/engineering/community/programs/lectures/

This event will be hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador.




River Talk: Obstructions on Rivers in Placentia Bay, by Josh March

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) presents a River Talk titled “Obstructions on Rivers in Placentia Bay” by Josh March at the Fluvarium at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27th. Snacks will be available. All are welcome.




NL Reads

One Book to Rule Them All: NL Reads is back for 2019! The second annual NL Reads, a battle of the books organized by NL Public Libraries and in partnership with CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador has returned by popular demand. Four reader advocates will celebrate and extol the virtues of their chosen books, while patrons across the province vote on their favourite one.

Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 PM. Call 737-3950 to reserve your spot.




Pancake Supper (Foxtrap)

ACW of All Saints Parish in Foxtrap are hosting a pancake supper on March 5th at 5:30 PM. Meal will be beans, sausage and pancakes.
Come along and bring a friend. For more information contact Barb at 834-4795.




Wesley Pancake Supper and Social

Wesley United Church will be holding a Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5th at 6 PM. Pancakes, sausages, bologna and baked beans will be served along with dessert and tea or coffee. Tickets can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 726-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.




Introduction to Storytelling class

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
March 6 to April 3 at the Cochrane Centre

Have you always wanted to tell stories in front of an audience; or maybe you already tell tales around the kitchen table, but want to move to the stage? Then this class is for you!

Taught by charismatic expert storyteller Gary Green, this class includes instruction and a series of practical exercises that will get you comfortable with storytelling. You will be introduced to the basics of how to select, learn and perform stories such as tall tales, folktales and others. Up for writing your own? Some of these classic techniques will help you understand what makes a great story and support you in crafting tales of your own.

Get all the details on our website:
storytellingstjohns.ca/workshops/




Avalon Celebration of Hope Follow-up Event – Resonate: Region-Wide Worship Event

Join us in celebrating all that God has done, and is doing, through the Avalon Celebration of Hope!

Just a friendly reminder to join us for this Avalon Celebration of Hope follow-up event:

Elim Tabernacle
565 Kenmount Road, St. John’s
March 24 – 6:00 PM
Musical Guest: Brooke Nicholls

This event enables you to gather with other believers who worked so hard to make the Celebration a success, to praise God for all He has done and is doing!

No RSVP is needed. Just arrive and be prepared to be encouraged and inspired.




Resonate: Region-Wide Worship Event

Save the date and spread the word! You, your family and friends are invited to join us at this March 24 Avalon Celebration of Hope follow-up event.

Resonate: Region-Wide Worship Event

Elim Tabernacle
565 Kenmount Road, St. John’s
March 24 – 6:00 PM
Musical Guest: Brooke Nicholls




VOWR Presents: Dinner and a Show

VOWR Radio presents Spirit of Newfoundland’s Dinner Theatre “Stand By Your Nan” on Thursday, March 28th, at the Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, dinner will start at 7 PM, and the show will start at 8 PM. For tickets, call VOWR at 579-9233, Wesley United Church at 579-3682 or Marvin Barnes at 579-7900. Reserve your tickets early so as to avoid being disappointed, they always sell out fast!