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Thu Apr 23
SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS.

Saint Rose School, 700 Manawagonish Road.

Thu, Apr 23: 6:30 pm; Fri, Apr 24: 6:30 pm; Sat, Apr 25: 2:00 pm. Presented by Saint Rose School (K-5).  Adults: $5t / Children $3 /  Family of 5: $15. Tickets go on sale in early April. Please call the school directly at

Contact Phone: (506)658-5364
Thu Apr 23
NB COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC (APR 20-May 02).

Various venues in Saint John.

The 79th New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music begins on April 20th through until May 2nd. Each day performers will compete in the following venues: Portland United Church (Vocal & Musical Theatre); Carleton-Kirk United Church (Strings); St. Mark's United Church (Piano & Community Choirs); Saint John High School (School Choirs & Orchestras); Harbour View High School (Bands); Bayside Middle School (Elementary School Choirs). All sessions are open to the public. Admission: $5 daily pass will allow you to enjoy any of the performances. For more information contact the Festival Administrator (506) 647-0253 or visit our website: www.nbfestivalofmusic.ca

Contact Phone: 5066470253
Thu Apr 23
CENTRAL LIBRARY: EVENTS FOR APRIL.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

* Grant Connect Demo. Thu, Apr 23, 12 noon–1:00 pm
* Book Discussion. Wed, Apr 29: 12 noon–1 pm
* National Canadian Film Day 2015. Wed, Apr 29: 6:30 pm
* Fog Lit Festival Presents …The Frye Festival Author Reading by Ian Weir Wed, Apr 29: 7 pm


Contact Phone: 5066437247
Thu Apr 23
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC- NEW HOURS.

Canadian Blood Services, 405 University Avenue.

A blood donor clinic is open every Thursday to Saturday at Canadian Blood Services, 405 University Avenue, in Saint John. Hours are Thu, 3-7 pm, Fri 10 am-2 pm, and Sat, 9 am-1 pm. For information or to book an appointment, please call 1-888-236-6283 or go online at www.blood.ca  New donors and walk-ins are always welcome!

Contact Phone: 506-333-3252
Fri Apr 24
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: ADULT PROGRAMS (APRIL).

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

Social Networking Session Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, & more! Wed, Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm
Introduction to Facebook Get acquainted with the original social network! Fri, Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm.
Graphic Novel Club Sat, Apr 25 @ 11:00 am. Discussing Houdini the Handcuff King by Jason Lutes.
Knit & Crochet Club Tue, Apr 28 at 2:00 pm. Beginner’s welcome!
Seniors Café Wed, Apr 29: 10:30 am. Casual conversation & refreshments.
Book Club for Adults Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm. Discussing A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

Contact Phone: 506-643-7250
Fri Apr 24
PERSPECTIVE (APR 24 & 25).

BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street.

7:30 pm. Tickets: $16.50 / $11.50 (students & seniors). Connection Dance Works presents Perspective: Music Composition for Dance. We are thrilled to partner with Open Arts for an evening of dance, music and discussion. Musicians: Andrew Reed Miller, Joel Cormier, Robin Streb, & Chris Giles. Dance Artists: Patricia Allison, Sarah Power, Kelli Wray, Jalianne Li, Stephanie Grace, Brad Thomson, & Brigitte Carroll.
Musicians and choreographers work together in a week-long collaborative lab residency to create both original music and original dance. Tedi Tafel (Montreal) joins us to facilitate the development of each work-in-progress. Tickets on sale at www.ticketpro.ca / by Phone at 1 (888) 311‑9090, and at all Ticketpro Outlets in Atlantic Canada.
www.connectiondanceworks.com

Contact Phone: (506) 608-4268
Sat Apr 25
BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE 2015.

Fairview Bowling Lanes, 87 Lansdowne Avenue.

10:00 am-7:00 pm. It’s “Saturday Night Fever” Saint John!
• Teams consist of 4 to 6 players / • Choose a 90-minute bowling time /
• Have a great time “out on the Disco floor”! / • Trivia and prizes! / • Practice your “Bus Stop”, “The Funky Chicken” and “The Hustle”! /
• Each participant must raise a minimum of $100 to be eligible for prizes! / • All ages welcome!
Everyone wants to be a Disco Star! Join us & Honorary Chair, Minister Ed Doherty. Event Website and Fundraising Tool! http://saintjohn.kintera.org/bfks Call (506) 635-1145 to register and get your team kit!  Funds raised by this event go directly to:
-The costs of recruiting, screening and training volunteers,
-Matching them with children in need of a mentor and;
-The ongoing stringent supervision of these matches.

Contact Phone: 506-635-1145
Sat Apr 25
PETE PAQUETTE: ELVIS - THE MOMENTS.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Featuring The Rockin' Royals with The Tonettes.  Tickets available at the Imperial Theatre Box Office. (506) 674-4100.  www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  Visit www.paquetteproductions.com for more information.
Sat Apr 25
BIG SPRING CLEAN CLOTHING DRIVE.

156 Westmorland Road.

12:00 noon-2:00 pm. NBACL is hosting a Big Spring Clean Clothing Drive in support of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families. Please stop by and donate your unwanted clothing and household items to be entered to win Value Village gift certificates, receive coupons to go shopping, and enjoy a glass of lemonade. For more information please call (506) 642-5511.

Contact Phone: 5066425511
Sat Apr 25
APRIL MILLS JUNIOR STAR CONCERT.

Portland United Church, 50 Newport Crescent.

6:30 pm. This concert showcases the best of the best chosen by the adjudicators throughout the week. Advance Tickets: Adults $8. Students $5 Family of 2 adults & 2 or more children $20 (available at all venues and Veronica's Music Store, 18 Exmouth Street. At the Door: Adults $10 Students $5 Family of 2 Adults & 2 or more children $25.

Contact Phone: (506) 647-0253
Sat Apr 25
JAMES PATRICK COLLINS CELTIC FEST.

Stone Church, Carleton Street.

“James Patrick Collins Celtic Fest": Interested in learning Irish music on the tin whistle, bodhran, or fiddle, or kicking up your heels by learning Irish set dancing or traditional sean nos…Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25 and come out for a day of workshops and an evening Ceili. For more information and a full listing of workshop times contact Adam at (506) 654-2217 or visit James Patrick Collins Celtic Fest on Facebook. This event is sponsored by Comhaltas Saint John, a branch of a non-profit worldwide organisation promoting and preserving traditional Irish music and culture.”

Contact Phone: 506 849 2680
Sat Apr 25
EXPLORER SATURDAYS AT THE NBM: APRIL SHOWERS!

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

10:00 am-4:00 pm. 4, 11, 18, and 25 April. Explorer Saturdays at the NBM – April Showers! Regular admission. Usher in spring with activities at the NBM all month long! Learn all about the plants and animals that thrive as the temperatures rise! Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual). www.nbm-mnb.ca (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Sat Apr 25
HAMMOND RIVER COFFEE HOUSE.

Hammond River Angling Association, 10 Porter Road.

6:45 for 7:30 pm.  A friendly evening of musical performers featuring the Sandy Mackay Band with original roots flavoured music. Alan Guay and Brad Smith adding to the mix with their interpretations of original and popular tunes. More performers are in the works and will be announced soon. Show time is 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets at the door are $10 and $7 for seniors, students and members.

Contact Phone: 506-640-2587
Sat Apr 25
BINOCULARS & TELESCOPES FOR STARGAZING.

Interpretation Centre, Rockwood Park.

1:00-2:30 pm. Learn what to look for when buying a telescope or binoculars for stargazing and tips on how to use them. Free to attend, but space is limited. Please call (506) 658-2883 or email connie.browne@saintjohn.ca to reserve a seat.

Contact Phone: (506) 658-2883
Sat Apr 25
TELESCOPIC CLINIC.

Interpretation Centre, Rockwood Park.

2:45-5:00 pm. Are you one of the many people who has a telescope and don't know how to use it? Members of the astronomy club will be available to answer questions and help you get started. Free to attend, but space is limited. Please call (506) 658-2883 or email connie.browne@saintjohn.ca to reserve a seat.

Contact Phone: (506) 658-2883
Sun Apr 26
IT'S A GIRL THING (THE ORIGINAL SINCE 2003).

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

1:00-4:00 pm. Renew your spirit & capture your imagination at "it's a Girl Thing the Original since 2003!" Eclectic exhibitors collected with women in mind. Gather your Mom, Sister, Aunt Co-worker & BFF to this Wow fundraiser! Receive tips on everything from skincare, interior decorating, a walk-around fashion show, gardening, cooking, purses, jewellry & so much more! Live music, door prizes, cake, samplings, just too much fun awaits you. $6 cover goes to Romero House & Saint John Vineyard Church Food Pantry & Outreach Program.

Contact Phone: 506-672-9007
Mon Apr 27
RETRO FILM: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.

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
Tue Apr 28
EXHIBITIONS AT ARTS CENTRE (THRU MAY 02).

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Featured are: The New Brunswick Craft Council's presentation of 'The Thing That Happened' / Saint John High School’s International Baccalaureate Art Students / Our own James Venner Russell Portfolio Development Class of 2015 / The City of Saint John Gallery hosts "Vague Imaginings" - installation of painted and sewn images by Marjolaine Bourgeois. For more information, please visit our website at www.saintjohnartscentre.com or call us at (506) 633-4870.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-4870
Tue Apr 28
OLD NORTH END PLAYGROUP.

Centennial School, 10 Constance St. North.

9:00-11:00 am. The Y of Greater Saint John in partnership with Centennial School would like to invite the families of the Old North End and Crescent Valley area to our playgroup at Centennial School every Tuesday morning.  The playgroup is for parents, caregivers, and their children ages 6 years and under. It is where you can spend time together and meet other parents and children from your community. Join us for a morning of play in a welcoming environment, enjoy a healthy snack, and spend creative time together with your child! This program is Free of charge and transportation support is available. If you would like more information on our playgroup, please call the Early Learning Centre at (506) 646-2106.

Contact Phone: (506) 646-2106
Tue Apr 28
LECTURE: HISTORY OF CRIME & CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

NB Museum, 1 Market Square.

7:30 pm. The NB Historical Society welcomes Dr. Michael Boudreau of St. Thomas University who will speak on "Bad Characters: Crime, Criminals, and Capital Punishment in New Brunswick." This lecture is based on Dr. Boudreau's research on the 26 men who were hanged in New Brunswick from 1869 to 1957. All are welcome to attend this free event but some of the content may not be suitable for children. 

Contact Phone: (506) 648-5600
Wed Apr 29
JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Tour in support of Joel's new album, 'The Park Avenue Sobriety Test', available March 17th. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4125
Wed Apr 29
TIFFFCSJ PRESENTS "OIL SANDS KARAOKE".

BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street.

7:00 pm. TIFF Film Circuit Saint John, in honour of National Canadian Film Day, will be screening a bonus film Oil Sands Karaoke. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Synopsis: Home to one of the most controversial industries in the world—the Athabasca tar sands—Fort McMurray, Alberta, has seen a record population boom. Thousands of men and women from as far away as PEI and Labrador and as close by as local aboriginal communities, have flocked to the city to work in the oil patch, all attracted by the promise of good jobs and a high salary. The work is hard and the hours are long. The weather is harsh and the social life is sparse, and everyone must cope with the knowledge that many people worldwide—possibly even friends and family—object, sometimes strenuously, to what they do for a living. How do they cope? With karaoke of course! Oil Sands Karaoke profiles five Fort McMurray residents as they prepare to unleash their inner divas at Bailey’s, the local pub, in a vocal battle royal.

Contact Phone: (506) 214-1174
Thu Apr 30
UNB SAINT JOHN 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER.

Hans W. Klohn Commons, UNB Saint John campus.

6:30 pm. Join members, and friends, of the UNB community as we celebrate UNB Saint John's 50th Anniversary with a gala dinner. Proceeds from the dinner will support the UNB Saint John 50th Anniversary Scholarship. http://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/vp/50th-anniversary/

Contact Phone: (506) 648-5697
Thu Apr 30
FREE BEGINNERS LICENSE SEMINAR.

3rd fl., 165 Union Street.

6:00-8:00 pm. Learning to Drive Soon? Try Atlantic Driving Academy’s Free Learners Permit Seminar. Join us for our free 2 hour seminar designed to help prepare you to pass your Provincial Beginners Permit Test. We will review the Driver’s Handbook section by section, test your knowledge, and provide answers to all your questions. It’s interactive, fun and a great way to ensure you have the basics covered, even if you think you are ready.  To register, call us at (506) 658-0234 or email saintjohn@atlanticdrivingacademy.com  Bring your Driver’s Handbook or you can purchase a copy at any Service NB location.  You can find us at www.atlanticdrivingacademy.com

Contact Phone: 506-658-0234
Thu Apr 30
AUTHOR TALK & SIGNING AT NB MUSEUM.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

2:00 pm.  Free admission. Join author Todd Boland for a book talk and signing of his publication Wildflowers of New Brunswick. The book is a guide to 700 species of wildflowers in New Brunswick. A series of page tabs and icons along with full colour photos offers easy identification of wild plants. Todd Boland is the Research Horticulturist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden and is one of the founding members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Wildflower Society. He is the author of Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes, and Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador.
www.nbm-mnb.ca  (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Thu Apr 30
FREE MUSICAL EVENT TO SUPPORT THE CBC.

O'Leary's Pub, Princess Street.

Starts at 7:00 pm. Free to attend. This event it to raise awareness with the public of the campaign which is now going on in the Saint John-Rothesay riding prior to the upcoming federal election. This campaign is sponsored by "Friends of Canadian Broadcasting" and is a petition signing event. Please come out to show your support for the CBC, sign the petition and receive more information about the campaign. Artists who will be performing are: Saint John String Quartet, Buckley Trio, Mike Biggar, Jessica Rhaye, Tomato Tomato, Brent Mason, Clinton Charlton, and The Spinnaker Brothers.

Contact Phone: (506) 672-1994