Tuesday 27 November 2012

A Christmas for Giving

A Christmas for Giving
Sharing the joy of Christmas by giving to those affected by Hurricane Sandy
In Newfoundland over the next few weeks, many will be making preparations for Christmas celebrations with family, friends, and co-workers. Those in our homes and neighbourhoods will be blessed by generosity and love. No one will be unaffected by the presence of joy and sharing in the local community.
In Long Island, Statten Island, Brooklyn and Queen’s over the next few weeks, individuals and communities will be continuing their struggle to return to normalcy following the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Many are still without adequate access to electricity, clean water, and shelter. For them Christmas may be a time of scarcity and hopelessness. Families face grief, loss of home and community.
This Christmas, consider sharing your joy to neighbours in the New York Region.
The Parish of the Ascension and community partners are offering a Gala for those in Newfoundland to share Christmas with our neighbours to the south.
The Parish has linked with Churches in the New York Region, and will be sending funds so that families and neighbourhoods in New York can receive care, support, and the gift of Christmas.
The Gala includes a three-course dinner, silent auction, live auction, and performances by various local artists.
All proceeds raised will be given to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Dinner will be prepared by a team of prominent local chefs including,
Roary MacPherson, Mike Barsky, Andrea Maunder, Michelle Leblanc, Shaun Hussey, Brian Piercey, Angie Ryan, Jillian Lake, Thomas Canning and Hans Uebel.
A Christmas for Giving will take place Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the CLB Armoury, St. John’s. Doors open at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.
For more information contact David at 368-5693 or email aChristmasforgiving@gmail.com
Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the following locations:
Parish of the Ascension, Mount Pearl
House to Home, Mount Pearl.
Johnny Ruth, Downtown St. John’s
Share the joy of Christmas by giving to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Festival of Music and Lights, Bowring Park

Come join us Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. where we will be joining other choirs and performers for the Festival of Music and Lights.

There will be hot chocolate and cookies !!!

See you at the Duck Pond, Bowring Park........

Friday 23 November 2012

Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale

Why not use this as an opportunity to purchase some unique Christmas gifts?
Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale

Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, and Development & Peace are hosting a Christmas Festival Sale of fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from over 30 developing countries.
Sale will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road:
T  Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
   T  Friday, December 7, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        T  Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Your purchases will help provide steady work, fair wages and better life for struggling families around the world.

Admission: FREE

More information call:  722- 0082 

 Website:       http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/festival/1836


Ticket sales are so popular an additional matinee has been added for Sunday. So don't delay and contact the Arts and Culture for your tickets.

Go to Peter MacDonald Productions Facebook page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/PeterMacDonaldProductions

Monday 5 November 2012

Christmas at the Kirk

Mark your calendars and come join the festivities with us.
For Seniors and Guests
Sunday, December 9, 2012  @ 3:00 pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, The Kirk
Free Admission
(a non-perishable food item for Bridges of Hope Food Bank would be appreciated)
The Seniors' Resource Centre Presents a
Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long
A huge thank you to The Ellsworth Group of Companies for sponsoring this wonderful event for seniors and the Bridges to Hope Food Bank.

Friday 2 November 2012

Sing For Care

What a night !!!  Surrounded by sound from groups such as the NSO Philharmonic Choir, Newfound Sound, Soloist Adina Cahill and Doug Dunsmore and the Children's Chorus from Scrooge; Les Ms (& Friends) have now raised over $80,000 for the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Centre patients. This money assists patients and families who require travel to receive their treatment. So an evening filled with uplifting music that was good for the soul and raised funds that heals the body.

Next performance for Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir is our Seniors Christmas Concert at the Kirk, December 9, 2012. This is free of charge to seniors with an entry fee of a non-perishable item for the Food Bank.

We will be participating in the Bowring Park Festival of Music and Light, Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m.   Join us there for hot chocolate and a sing-a-long. Fa...la...la...la...la.

Yes.. we are gearing up for Christmas.