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Fri Feb 27
CHERRY BROOK ZOO: CELEBRATE MARCH BREAK!

901 Foster Thurston Drive.

10:00 am-4:00 pm. The first special event of 2015. Kids free when accompanied by adult. Note: One child per adult. Children under three years are always free admission.

Contact Phone: 506 634-1440
Mon Mar 02
RETRO FILM: ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

2:00 pm. Part of the Retro Film Series - March Break Matinee. Only $2. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Mon Mar 02
RETRO FILM: "THE BIRDS".

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:00 pm.  Part of the Retro Film Series. This year, we asked you which Alfred Hitchcock film should make it into our Retro Film series. The crowd has spoken. As always, there will be popcorn and refreshments. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Mon Mar 02
MARCH BREAK CREATIVE CAMPS AT INTERACTION.

InterAction School, 228 Germain Street.

8:30 am-5:00 pm.  Exciting creative based programs for Children and Youth over the March Break. Join us for one day, multiple days, or the whole week! Three programs to choose from: Movie Makers (ages 6-12), Winter Dance (ages 6-12), and Leadership (ages 12+). Make new friends, learn new skills, and have a blast over the break! Conveniently located in Uptown Saint John! info@iactspa.com  (506) 674-9192.

Contact Phone: 506 674 9192
Mon Mar 02
CENTRAL LIBRARY: TEEN EVENTS.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

* Young Volunteers - every Wednesday in March 4-5 pm
* Teen Newcomers' Weekly English Study Group - every Wednesday in March 5:30-7 pm.
* Chess club - every Saturday in March 2-3 pm
* Youth Advisory Group - Saturday March 14th, 1-3 pm
* Gaming Day - Friday March 27th 10am - 4:30 pm

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Tue Mar 03
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS (MAR).

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

March Maple Madness Your March Break Destination * West Branch Library * March 03 – 07.
March Break Crafts Tue–Fri @ 2:30 pm.
Tue – Marbled Maple – Shaving Cream & Paint – What Fun!
Wed - 3-D Printer Demo – Very Cool!
Thu – Maple Soap – Smells Good Enough to Eat!
Fri - Twig Craft Ornaments – Looking Twiggy Maple Good!
Sat - @ 2:30 Puppet Show – Puppets Away!
March Break Movies & Popcorn every day @ 12:00 noon.
Tue: Big Hero Six
Wed: Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day
Thu: Mulan
Fri: Up
Sat: Frozen
March Break Evening Programs
Wed: @ 6:30 pm – Kidz Only – Maple Sugar & Snow
Thu: @ 6:30 pm – Teenz Only – Hot Chocolate House & Karaoke
Get your Bouncy Castle tickets at the library! Sponsored by Lancaster Mall & Level Up Laser Tag. Tue, Wed, & Thu: 2:00 – 6:00 pm.
Spring Colouring Contest  Hop in, pick up and enter your colouring page in the Library's 2nd annual Spring Colouring Contest. Deadline: April 2 @ 8:30 pm. The winners will be announced at the Super Saturday Easter Paper Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 @ 2:15 in the Library.
PD Day Movie Fun! Fri, Mar 27 @ 11:00 am. Viewing: Big Hero Six
Hang out with friends have some popcorn and watch a movie.
Family Movie Matinée Sat, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am. Viewing: Annie
Lego™ Saturday * Imagine*Build*Create* Sat, Mar 28, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Contact Phone: (506)643-7260
Wed Mar 04
VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Nothing can compare to an evening of voices raised in song. The Vancouver Chamber Choir has been performing at home and across Canada since its formation by conductor Jon Washburn in 1971. The ensemble has gained international distinction through tours to the United States, China, Hong Kong, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Choir impresses audiences with the depth and range of its repertoire and interpretive skills. Their concerts might encompass a range of music, from chant to folk song, traditional to avant-garde, a cappella to orchestra to jazz trio. Jon Washburn is noted for devising innovative and fascinating programmes, and unearthing choral treasures.
This season's repertoire will include Gregorio Allegri's heart-melting sacred music, the warmth of Brahms, the brilliance of Britten, and the mystical melodies of Ralph Vaughan Williams, just to name a few.
Family-friendly | Ages 12+. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Thu Mar 05
CENTRAL LIBRARY: MARCH EVENTS.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

* Newcomers' Saturday Social - Every Saturday 2-4 pm
* Free Movies @ SJFPL - Thu, Mar 5, 7 pm
* E-book @ E-Reader Drop In Clinic - Thu, Mar 5, 7:15-8:30 pm
* Medieval Bestiary - Thu, Mar 5, 7-8 pm
* 3D Printer Demo - Wed, Mar 11, 12-1 pm
* Churchill - Wed, Mar 11, 3 pm and 7 pm
* Book Discussion - Wed, Mar 18, 12-1 pm
* IMPAC Dublin Award Selection - Wed, Mar 18, 7-8 pm
* Separation: Legal Considerations - Wed, Mar 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
* Microsoft Word Basics - Thu, Mar 19, 7-8 pm
* E-Book @ E-Reader Clinic - Sat, Mar 21, 2:15-3:30 pm
* Free Movies - Sat, Mar 21, 2 pm
* NB Genealogy Society - Wed, Mar 25, 7-8:30 pm
* IMPAC Dublin Award Selection - Wed, Mar 25, 12-1 pm



Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Thu Mar 05
LISTEN & LUNCH AT THE ARTS CENTRE!

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

12:15 pm. The Early Music Studio of Saint John presents a Listen and Lunch at the Saint John Arts Centre to announce the lineup of performers and programs for the 2015 Saint John Early Music Festival (May 29-31 at the Arts Centre). Harpsichordist and recorder player Tim Blackmore, the Festival’s Artistic Director, will be joined by the string players of the Studio’s Collegium Musicum period-instrument ensemble for this event, which is open, free of charge, to the public. Come join us for a preview of what’s in store for this year’s Festival!

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Thu Mar 05
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: TEEN PROGRAMS (MAR).

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

March Break & Teen Tech Night Thu, Mar 05 @ 6:30 pm – Teenz Only – Hot Chocolate House & Karaoke.
Red Cross Babysitting Course For students 11–15 years of age. Sat, Mar 14, 10:00 am-4:30 pm. To register please call (506) 643-7260.
Thursday Night Homework Help  Middle school homework help. Thursdays 5:30–7:30 pm. Pre-register @ (506) 643-7260 or westbranch.publiclibrary@gnb.ca





Contact Phone: (506)643-7260
Thu Mar 05
DIVERSITY OF LIVING THINGS EXHIBIT.

Saint John Trade & Convention Centre, 1 Market Sq.

Thu, Mar 05: 12 noon-8:00 pm;  Fri. Mar 06: 10:00 am-8:00 pm;  Sat, Mar 07: 10:00 am-5:00 pm.  Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre’s incredible Diversity of Living Things exhibit. This exhibit highlights the incredible diversity of species that we are blessed to have on our planet. This brand new exhibit features alligators, snakes, giant tortoises, tarantulas, scorpions, falcons, owls, a turkey vulture, bats, ferrets, and a cougar! You heard that right. A cougar!. This is going to be our funnest event ever guaranteed with lots of staff on hand to interact with and answer questions. There will be 2 interactive live animal shows happening that will alternate about 10 to 15 minutes apart, 8 staff available with animals out for you and your family and friends to interact with and over 30 live animal exhibits.  Cost: General Admission is $12.50 a person, but only $10 if you share our post from our Facebook page. Children 2 and under are Free. Special family rates available.

Contact Phone: (613) 822-8924
Mon Mar 09
LORENZO READING SERIES: JOHN TERPSTRA.

Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John.

7:00 pm. Poet John Terpstra will read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series.The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Contact Phone: (506) 632-1188
Wed Mar 11
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: ADULT PROGRAMS (MAR).

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

(506) 643-7260
E-books & E-readers Info Night - Wed, Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm. Learn to use your e-reader. Bring in your gear & your questions.
Love It or Loathe It - Tell us! We want to know! Grab a sticky note; add your book, DVD or music title, let the Westside know if you Love It or Loathe It and add it to our Window.
WBL Gallery - Paintings by Margaret Craig (Mar & Apr)..
WBL In the Window & Off the Canvas - ‘Citizens for Fort LaTour’ - Historic Anniversary Display.
UKU4U - with Ann Brown, Kay MacLean & David Goss.
Intermediate class Thursday afternoons @ 1:30 pm.
Chick Flic - Enjoy ‘Girl’s Night’, with a film & popcorn! Wed, Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm. Viewing: Out of Africa (1985)
Mystery Book Club, Thu, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm. Mysteries by Bill Pronzini. Everyone welcome.
Chick Lit Book Club - Robin & the Chicks pick for Wed, Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm., The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. New members  welcome!
Friday Flic - Free movie & popcorn courtesy of Lancaster Mall. Fri, Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm. Viewing: The Captive.
Blankets For Canada Society Inc. - Crocheters & knitters are welcome to make 8x8 squares to create blankets for people without shelter in the Saint John area. Donations of yarn gratefully appreciated.
Knit 2 Together (k2tog) - Wednesday afternoon drop-in. We have knitted squares, tea & treats. Drop by! 

Contact Phone: (506)643-7260
Thu Mar 12
WORLD KIDNEY DAY BREAKFAST.

SJ Trade & Convention Centre, 1 Market Square.

7:30-9:00 am. World Kidney Day is a Global event that takes place
the second Thursday of March each year. We hold a breakfast and invite speakers and patients to educate people on the effects on Kidney Health. Tickets: $25. Available by calling 1-877-443-0533.

Contact Phone: (877)453-0533
Fri Mar 13
THE STAR KEEPER.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Street South.

6:00-7:30 pm. Experience the very best in Children's Theatre! Created in 1997, The Star Keeper has visited more than ten countries for a total of more than 600 performances! www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Fri Mar 13
TTHE THING THAT HAPPENED EXHIBITION OPENING.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

5:30-7:30 pm. Have you heard about The Thing That Happened? As New Brunswickers, we each have our own story to share. Our lives consist of many moments that have led us to who we are, as individuals, and as a people. These moments can lead us in new directions, or affirm our decisions. The Thing That Happened is an exhibition of fine craft that focuses on that very specific “thing” that changed the course of the story. The Thing That Happened, presented by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, as part of the Craft Year 2015 national celebration of craft. This opening will feature the Province of New Brunswick’s declaration of 2015 as ‘Year of Craft’. The exhibition is on view from March 13th to May 1st. Pending funding approval, The Thing That Happened will travel to two other locations in the province. The Thing That Happened is curated by Maegen Black, Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation. For more information, contact the New Brunswick Crafts Council at (506) 450-8989 or find us on Facebook.

Contact Phone: 506-450-8989
Sat Mar 14
DEREK EDWARDS - "BALONEY AND WINE".

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. National Tour. "Everyone knows Derek Edwards is the funniest man in Canada"! - Rick Mercer. "the crowd howled." - Victoria Times Colonist. Tickets available at Imperial Theatre Box Office: (506) 674-4100. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  www.derekedwards.ca
Tue Mar 17
TEA & POETRY.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

2:30 pm. Poems of spring! All are welcome!

Contact Phone: 5066437247
Wed Mar 18
LORENZO READING SERIES: JERAMY DODDS.

Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John.

7:00 pm. Award-winning poet Jeramy Dodds will read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Contact Phone: (506) 632-1188
Thu Mar 19
TRANSITIONING TO UNB SAINT JOHN.

Ganong Hall, UNB Saint John Campus.

6:00-8:00 pm. You are invited to attend our "Transition to University" student and parent information evening. Join us for a fun, informative evening to ease you into first-year university. Plan on attending? Register here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/transitioning-to-unb-saint-john-tickets-15709510569?ref=ebtnebregn

Contact Phone: (506) 648-5900
Thu Mar 19
NOON NUGGET.

Saint John Volunteer Centre, 66 Waterloo Street.

12:00-1:00 pm. Topic: Planning and Delivering a Top Notch Annual General Meeting. A successful AGM can improve employee and volunteer motivation, increase agency efficiency, bring more public awareness to your organization, and strengthen the overall work of your agency. But it takes thought, planning and effort to organize and carry out a top notch AGM.  Betty Hitchcock is well known in Saint John for her involvement with numerous agencies. Betty was a National Staff Member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada and facilitates numerous training events with various agencies within the City of Saint John and surrounding areas.  Pre-register call (506) 658-1555. Registration: 11:30 am to 11:50 am. Workshop: 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Fee: $15 for Members, $25 for Non-Members. Failure to notify of cancellation 2 days prior to Workshop will result in the fee being invoiced. Prior to registration please advise if you have any mobility restrictions.  Bring your lunch/ Coffee /Tea provided.


Contact Phone: 506-658-1555
Fri Mar 20
ATLANTIC NATIONAL HOME SHOW (MAR 20-22).

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

Fri, 20 Mar: 12:00 noon-9:00 pm / Sat, 21 Mar: 10:00 am-6:00 pm / Sun, 22 Mar: 10:00 am-4:00 pm.  It is a sure sign of spring when the Atlantic National Home Show returns to Harbour Station. The 2015 edition promises to be one of the best events ever with exciting features and a high caliber exhibitor base. For 38 years the Atlantic National Home Show has been wowing audiences from all over New Brunswick and showcases the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation, and related industries. Visitors to the home show come for many different reasons, but the convenience and accessibility to all of the exhibitors in one place, at one time is the main one. Homeowner’s source out their purchases at this event…it is the show that consumers have come to trust. Tickets at the door:  $8 Regular Adult / $6 Seniors (65+) and Student (10-16) / $4 Senior Special Friday noon to 4:00 pm only. / $20 Family Pass (2 Adult & 2 students).  Please Note: Cash Only at the Door. ATM available on site. $3 On Site Parking.
Sat Mar 21
CURL FOR MENTAL HEALTH.

Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club

10:00 am-5:00 pm. Grab your mates and make this year’s 25th Curl for Mental Health a sweeping success! Join us for two four-end games of curling fun, have lunch, bid on silent auction items, win a door prize, or walk away the big 50/50 winner! Hurry…hurry hard in support of a great cause; call (506) 633-1705 to register your team today. All proceeds will support the programs and services provided Saint John office of Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick.  For more information http://nb.cmha.ca/events/curl-mental-health/  

Contact Phone: 506 633 1705
Sun Mar 22
TARGET OF GOD - JACQUES POULIN-DENIS.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Jacques Poulin-Denis is a choreographer, dancer, composer, director and performer who creates work that blurs the boundary between theatre and dance. In the solo piece, Target of God, Poulin-Denis surprises and sometimes shocks the audience with a series of attempts and apparent failures – some humourous and some heartwrenching. He describes this dance as “the personal turmoil of an ingenious and ill-fated antihero as he confides to the audience, a lamb fed to the wolves.”  Poulin-Denis’ work in dance and theatre has been seen around the world, and he is also the subject of a documentary, Step Up, which chronicles his astonishing journey as a young dancer who lost his right foot in a car crash and determined to continue, and thrive, in his chosen art. For adults and mature youth, ages 13+.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Sun Mar 22
SONGS OF SUMMER.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Hazen Avenue.

2:00 pm. Symphony New Brunswick presents the Wind Quintet Ventus Machina as we anticipate a fantastic summer through "Songs of Summer"

Contact Phone: 506 634 8379
Wed Mar 25
LORENZO READING SERIES: DIANA BERESFORD-KROEGER.

Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John.

7:00 pm.  Author Diana Beresford- Kroeger will read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Contact Phone: (506) 632-1188
Thu Mar 26
LORENZO MUSIC SERIES: MILLER FANTANSIA.

Whitebone Lounge, Condon Centre, UNBSJ.

12:30-1:30 pm. Part of the 2014 - 2015 Lorenzo Music Series. The Saint John String Quartet will perform Miller Fantasia Hayden String Quartet Op. 64, at this noon hour concert.

Contact Phone: (506) 632-1188
Fri Mar 27
BARNEY & DUSTIN BENTALL.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

8:00 pm. Canadians who came of age in the eighties got hooked on the gutsy lyrics and solid beats of Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts’ songs like Something to Live For and Crime Against Love. Like most of us, Bentall has been on quite a journey since then. It’s included giving up the music business to operate a cattle ranch in BC, becoming a father and a grandfather and coming back to music in 2007 with recordings and extensive touring. On this acoustic tour Bentall features his latest songs, influenced by an array of genres from folk to roots, blues-­rock to pop, and even a hint of Celtic. Bentall says, “The 2012 album title (Flesh & Bone) comes from my time and experience at the ranch. Vibrant flesh falls away and an older world is left with the bones. Life keeps rolling over. It’s the way she goes.” www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Sat Mar 28
FRED PENNER.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

3:00 pm. The cat is coming back! Fred Penner has been delighting children and families with his warm, wacky, funny, silly songs for decades. And he is just as energetic as ever, dividing his time between appearing in plays, and on television with touring all over the world. Today, his audiences are just as likely to be young adults who want to get back in touch with something special from their childhood as they are to be children themselves. Whether you are bringing children or grandchildren, or coming on your own, this will be a classic Fred Penner show. Expect to sing, clap along, to meet some strange characters, and to experience one of the world's finest family entertainers. Children ages approximately 4+

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Sat Mar 28
3RD ANNUAL GIRL'S NIGHT OUT MARDI GRAS.

The Function Junction, 5 Golden Grove Rd.

6:30-11:00 pm. Canadian Progress Club Ignite is proud to announce that Girls' Night Out is back for its 3rd consecutive year! Join us for dancing, drinks, prizes, and a casino. Casino Runs: 7-9 pm; The Function Junction next door to the 3Mile Steak & Rib House, 5 Golden Grove Road. While you're having a blast, you'll also be supporting First Steps Housing Project Inc. - a local transitional housing facility for pregnant young women and their infants. Tickets: $30. Purchase your ticket by March 14th for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Contact us via Facebook or by email at saintjohnprogressclub@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/CanadianProgressClubIgnite

Contact Phone: 506 654 3045
Sun Mar 29
MEDITATION - AN AFTERNOON OF SACRED MUSIC.

Cathedral, 91 Waterloo Street.

2;30 pm. 'Meditation - an afternoon of classical sacred music" is an opportunity for people to prepare themselves for Holy Week through a quiet time of reflection and sacred music classics. A free-will offering will be received. Performers are Elizabeth Cormier, Tom Goud, Christopher Lane, Marilyn Williams, and the Catholic Youth Ensemble.

Contact Phone: 506-642-9170
Mon Mar 30
RETRO FILM: GONE WITH THE WIND.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:00 pm. Part of the Retro Film Series. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100