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Tue Sep 30
SEWING WITH MARGO DUFF (SEP 30-NOV 04).

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

6:30-8:30 pm.  Have you been meaning to make time for yourself to enjoy the hobby of sewing? Is it time to look at your sewing machine with a new perspective? Master your fear of the machine and become more comfortable with its use and care.  In this six-week sewing course you’ll learn fundamental skills that you will apply to the project of your choice. We will begin with basic layout and cutting techniques as well as reading and interpreting commercial patterns and developing skills to complete your fabulous, stylish clothing or home decor. Whatever skill level, whether beginner, intermediate or the complete novice who would like an evening out to focus on a sewing project and gain more confidence, this course is for you!  Participants will choose a project that they feel that they are comfortable beginning with and may be able to begin a second project in the six-week time frame. Runs Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 6 weeks, September 30 - November 4, 2014. Cost: $95. For a list of recommended supplies and info on more workshops, visit our website at www.saintjohnartscentre.com or call us at (506) 633-4870.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-4870
Thu Oct 02
EXHIBIT: "I DON'T KNOW, CONTINUED...".

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

Enjoy the collage illustrations of Mary Collier Fleet at the Central Library's Millennium Artplace during regular Library hours. Continues until November 01.
Thu Oct 02
WATERCOLOUR BASICS: FLORA & FAUNA.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

7:00-9:00 pm.  Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolour painting, but didn’t know where to begin? This is the class for you! Join Dodie Clark for a fun and relaxed introduction to the techniques and concepts of watercolours with minimal investment in supplies. You’ll be using the subject matters of flowers and animals (from photographs) to learn colour mixing and how to handle the materials and tools as you paint along with Dodie’s step-by-step method. Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, October 2–November 6, 2014 (6 weeks). $80.  (506) 633-4870. www.saintjohnartscentre.com

Contact Phone: (506) 633-4870
Thu Oct 02
FOGLIT LITERARY FESTIVAL - OPENING CEREMONY.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

1:00 pm. Includes book launch of Shiftless, poems by Janet Fraser. Light refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Thu Oct 02
LORENZO READING: POETS DON MCKAY & STEVIE HOWELL.

Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John.

7:00 pm.  Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell will read from, Angular Unconformity: The Collected Poems and ^^^^^^ [Sharps], respectively.
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) 654-3753
Fri Oct 03
THE SHOW MUST GO ON AWARDS.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

6:00 pm. Imperial Theatre will be hosting its third annual The Show Must Go On Awards & Fundraising Dinner, to be held onstage, Friday, October 3, 2013. Cocktails begin at 6:00 pm with dinner served at 7:00 pm. The Show Must Go On Award honours individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the Imperial Theatre as a live performance venue. In the great show business tradition of the show must go on, these people have persisted in spite of obstacles to bring performers and audiences together in this beautiful historic theatre. Mr. & Mrs. Derek & Jacqueline Oland have graciously agreed to be honorary co-chairs of the event. The Olands will present this year’s award to the late Dr. Thomas J. Condon for his efforts in the community restoration of Imperial Theatre as a performing arts venue for the city of Saint John.  In 1982, Dr. Condon was approached by Jack MacDougall to help make good on his pledge to buy the former vaudeville theatre and cinema from the Full Gospel Assembly. He accepted the Chair position of the Bi-Capital Project to save Imperial Theatre and, for over 12 years, gathered community support and oversaw restoration of the building. With the overwhelming support of the residents of the greater Saint John area, the building was restored to its original 1913 grandeur, and reopened May 24th, 1994. Tickets are $150.  (506) 674-4100.  www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4111
Fri Oct 03
BOOK SIGNING: THE DEEPEST DARK BY JOAN HALL HOVEY.

Coles Books, 2nd level, Brunswick Square Mall.

12:00 noon-1:30 pm. Book Signing -The Deepest Dark, a novel of suspense by Joan Hall Hovey.  "The Deepest Dark is a face-in-the-window-at-night scary - a must read"! - Linda Hersey, Columnist, Moncton Times & Transcript.

Contact Phone: 506-847-3444
Fri Oct 03
UNDER MILK WOOD (OCT 03 & 04).

BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street.

7:30 pm. Under Milk Wood.  Performed by Halifax based Off The Leash Creative. A 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, adapted later as a stage play. An omniscient narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innocent thoughts of the inhabitants of a small Welsh fishing village Llareggub (“buggerall” backwards). For tickets call 1-888-311-9090 or visit: www.ticketpro.ca

Contact Phone: 506-652-7582
Fri Oct 03
NOVEL TEA

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

2:00-4:00 pm.  Readings by best-selling urban fantasy author Kelley Armstrong, Cape Breton novelists Beatrice MacNeil and Lesley Crewe, and short story author Norma West Linder. Moderated by Beth Powning. Afternoon tea served.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat Oct 04
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: TEEN PROGRAMS.

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

Red Cross Babysitting Course For students 11 – 15 years of age. Sat, Oct 4:  9:00 am-3:30 pm. To register please call 643-7260.
Chess Central Learn chess moves, tactics, strategies and more from chess Coach Dan Elman, every Saturday @ 2:00 pm. beginning October 11.
Thursday Night Homework Help Are you in middle school and need homework help? Thursdays 5:30–7:30 pm. Pre-register @ 643-7260 or westbranch.publiclibrary@gnb.ca

Contact Phone: (506)643-7260
Sat Oct 04
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS.

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

Time for Tots – Drop-In For children aged 18 – 36 months. Held every Thursday morning @ 10:15 am.
Story Time Drop –In A program for all ages consisting of stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. This program is offered Thursday mornings @ 11:00 am.
Thursday Night Homework Help Are you in elementary school and need homework help? Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Pre-register @ 643-7260 or westbranch.publiclibrary@gnb.ca
Family Drop-In Table All day every day! Books, a craft, puzzles and colouring sheets organized around a different theme each week.
Red Cross Babysitting Course For students 11 – 15 years of age. Sat, Oct 4, 9:00 am- 3:30 pm. To register please call 643-7260.

Contact Phone: (506)643-7260
Sat Oct 04
FOG LIT FESTIVAL: WRITING POPULAR FICTION WORKSHOP

KV Library, Quispamsis, NB.

10:00 am. A 2-hour workshop on writing popular fiction, (focus on the novel) with Joan Hall Hovey, author of 'The Deepest Dark'.  www.foglitfestival.wordpress.com

Contact Phone: 506-847-3444
Sat Oct 04
ART ADVENTURES WITH EMILY (KIDS AGED 9-12).

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

10:00 am-12:00 noon. Join Emily Saab for an artistic adventure! Keen young artists ages 9-12 will have an opportunity to work in colour, paint, clay, drawing, printmaking, pastels, and more. Classes will cover a variety of techniques, while incorporating culture, awareness, identity and Fun!  To register, please call us at (506) 633-4870, or visit our website for more info on all our workshops at www.saintjohnartscentre.com  Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon: October 4 - November 8, 2014 (6 weeks)
. $90, all supplies included.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-4870
Sat Oct 04
ART WITH ALISON (KIDS AGES 5-8).

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

10:00 am-12:00 pm. Art with Alison empowers kids to develop creative skills. We will be using paint, paper, clay, writing, drawing, sketching and bookmaking to find ways to talk about what we see and what is important to us. Alison will be using reality therapy techniques to guide the kids through lively reflections and explorations.  At the end of each session, students will have a portfolio of drawings and paintings, in addition to functional and sculptural ceramic pieces. No experience necessary. Space is limited, so register today! Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm; October 4 - November 8, 2014 (6 weeks).  $90, all supplies included. To register, please call us at (506) 633-4870, or visit our website for more info on all our workshops at www.saintjohnartscentre.com

Contact Phone: (506) 633-4870
Sat Oct 04
FOG LIT FUN.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

10:30 am. Join us for this special storytime as part  of the Fog Lit Festival, a celebration of reading and writing which takes place from October 1st-4th.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Sat Oct 04
NEWCOMERS’ SATURDAY SOCIAL.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

2:00-4:00 pm. Make new friends and practice your English in a comfortable social setting. Light refreshments. Newcomers and native Saint Johners are all welcome. No pre-registration is necessary. Contact (506) 643-7237 (Library) or (506) 642-1219 or li.song@sjmnrc.ca  (Li Song, Saint John Multicultural & Newcomer Resources Centre) for information.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat Oct 04
CHESS CLUB.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

2:00-3:00 pm. For children and teens of all ages. Parents welcome too. We welcome players of all levels. Help is available. Call (506) 643-7237 for information.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat Oct 04
WRITING WORKSHOPS.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

10:00 am-5:00 pm.
• Poetry, with Jason Guriel, 10 am to noon.
• Short Stories, with Roger Moore, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
• Publishing, with Gerard Bierne, 3 – 5 pm
Part of the Foglit Literary Festival! 

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat Oct 04
UNBSJ ALUMNI FIVE-O CELEBRATION!

Thomas J. Condon Student Centre, UNBSJ, Tucker Pk.

7:00 pm. The Five-0 Alumni Celebration is just around the corner and we want to see you there! UNB Saint John has launched its 50th anniversary and the celebrations will continue for an unforgettable night you don’t want to miss. Join all five decades of SJ’ alumni and friends for an anniversary bash. Mix and mingle and light refreshments with fellow alumni, former professors, and friends. Live music by ‘What the Funk,’ a photobooth with free 50th anniversary photos and fun food stations will kick-off after 9 pm. Purchase tickets for all your friends and family – they don’t need to be UNBSJ alumni to attend! Tickets are selling quickly! Call (506) 648-5906 or register online at www.unbsjfive-0.eventbrite.ca  Come celebrate your part in 50 incredible years!

Contact Phone: 506-648-5906
Sun Oct 05
CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FTD CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE.

Long Wharf.

11:00 am. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs. Founded by a small group of volunteers, its purpose has been to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. http://www.runforthecure.com/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=1902 

Contact Phone: (866) 273-2223
Sun Oct 05
QUEEN SQUARE FARMERS' MARKET.

Queen Square, South End.

9:00 am-2:00 pm.  This is a lovely open air market held in the heart of the South End. The Queen Square Farmers Market occurs every Sunday, rain or shine, through the summer and early fall. The market focuses on local, healthy, environmentally friendly, ethnically diverse, and high quality goods. There is a lot to see, eat, buy, and do, so come on down and check it out!

Contact Phone: (506)898-0020
Sun Oct 05
FOG LIT: BOOKS AND BRUNCH.

Big Tide, 47 Princess Street.

10:00 am.  Fog Lit Festival - Closing ceremonies - readings.  www.foglitfestival.wordpress.com

Contact Phone: 506-847-3444
Sun Oct 05
SNB'S VIRTUOSA SERIES: BAILAMOS!

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

2:00 pm. Symphony New Brunswick's wonderful Virtuoso Series begins with a lively Concert with the Wind Quintet Ventus Machina . All of the music has a connection to dance. Tickets at the door. $25 Adults / $10 Students. Children under 12 free. (506) 634-8379.

Contact Phone: 506 634 8379
Tue Oct 07
NATALIE MACMASTER - IN CONCERT!

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm.  www.nataliemacmaster.com  www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100  1-800-323-7469.
Tue Oct 07
POTTERY ON THE WHEEL.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza

6:30-9:00 pm. Try your hand at making your own clay works of functional art in Greater Saint John’s community arts centre’s pottery studio. Sign up now and join professional potter Alison Gayton of 'I Love Saint John Pottery' for these fantastic classes, working on the wheel and handbuilding! Space is limited to only four students per class for plenty of time on the wheel and hands-on personal instruction. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, October 7-28, 2014 (4 weeks).  $250 (includes instruction, clay, use of tools and equipment, glazing and firing of finished pieces). www.saintjohnartscentre.com (506) 633-4870.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-4870
Tue Oct 07
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

10:30 am. Join us for fun ways to learn pre-reading skills that you can practice at home, as we read, write, talk, sing, and play together while exploring different themes weekly. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:00 am. Geared for 3-5 years, younger children welcome with a caregiver.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Wed Oct 08
FUNDY GARDENER'S SPEAKER MEETING.

St. Luke's Church, 12 Quispamsis Raod.

7:00 pm. Guest Speaker: George Scott from Scott's Nursery. Topic: Houseplants. All welcome! www.fundygardeners.blogspot.ca 

Contact Phone: 5068334787
Thu Oct 09
HVHS PRESENTS "GUYS AND DOLLS (OCT 09-11).

Harbour View High School, 305 Douglas Avenue.

7:30 pm. Harbour View High School presents the musical, Guys and Dolls. HVHS is bringing the golden-age to their stage with a musical that is sure to be the talk of the town. This multi-award winning 1950’s musical, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows; is based on short story characters by Damon Runyon, is bound to have your emotions tangled. Will lady luck prevail for down-on-his luck crapshooter Nathan Detroit? You have to be here to find out! Tickets: $12 for Students & Seniors / $15 for Adults.
Tickets are available at the main office of HVHS from 8:30 to 4:00, and also available at the door. Please call (506) 658-5359 for more information.

Contact Phone: 506-658-5359
Thu Oct 09
JAMES MULLINGER - STAND-UP COMEDY!

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm.  www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.
Sat Oct 11
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS HOCKET GAME.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

7:00 pm.  Saint John Sea Dogs host Halifax Mooseheads in this Quebec Major Hockey League game.  www.saintjohnseadogs.com  (506) 657-1234.  But tickets online at www.tickets.harbourstation.ca/Online/default.asp  Next Home Game: Sun, 12 Oct at 3:00 pm.
Sun Oct 12
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS HOCKEY GAME.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

3:00 pm.  Saint John Sea Dogs host Charlottetown Islanders in this Quebec Major Hockey League game.  www.saintjohnseadogs.com  (506) 657-1234.  Next Home Game: Sat, 18 Oct at 7:00 pm.  Buy tickets online at www.tickets.harbourstation.ca/Online/default.asp 
Tue Oct 14
DATE WITH DANCE.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Nova Bhattacharya has a classic Canadian story. Born in Eastern Canada to proud immigrant parents (she has a sister named Scotia), Bhattacharya became a devoted student of the classical Indian bharatanatyam dance form. Then, as a young woman, she fell in love with the contemporary dance she was seeing in Toronto. How could she bring these two worlds together?  Date with Dance combines storytelling, demonstrations, and dance excerpts into a charming informal engaging evening. Traditional dances such as Pushpanjali as well as Bhattacharya’s own creations such as Related Fragments Remix, a collaboration with table virtuoso Ed Hanley, are both presented and explained in a way that will opens doors for everyone. This performance offers a delightful introduction to an aspect of Indian culture and equally to the culture of Canadian dance. You will definitely be hoping for a second date. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Wed Oct 15
MARY'S WEDDING (OCT 15-18).

BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street.

7:30 pm. Mary’s Wedding – A SJTC Studio Series Production. Stephen Massicotte’s inspiring story about love during the Great War. One of the most produced plays in North America. Directed by Scott Thomas. Tickets $20 adult / $15 student. To order call 1-888-311-9090 or visit www.ticketpro.ca 

Contact Phone: 506-652-7582
Thu Oct 16
SAINT JOHN STRING QUARTET: LORENZO MUSIC SERIES.

Whitebone Lounge, Condon Student Centre, UNBSJ.

12:30-1:30 pm. Members of the Saint John String Quartet, UNB Saint John's Musicians-in-Residence, will perform Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, as part of the 2014-2015 Lorenzo Music Series. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Contact Phone: (506) 632-1188
Thu Oct 16
AUTHOR READING: ALEXI ZENTNER, THE LOBSTER KINGS.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

7:00 pm. Set on a fictional island off New Brunswick, The Lobster Kings is “extraordinary story-telling, not to be missed (Publishers’ Weekly).” Refreshments provided.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Fri Oct 17
SAINT JOHN GALLERY HOP NIGHT!

Various uptown galleries.

Join in the fun and excitement of the ever-popular Saint John Gallery Hop! This is the last Hop for 2014! Visit as many galleries as you can in the uptown Saint John area...all within easy walking distance. Meet artists, view exciting new exhibitions, and socialize with friends and acquaintances. This is a great way to learn about the visual arts scene in Saint John!  
Participating Public Galleries: 4:00-6:00 pm. City of Saint John Gallery, 20 Peel Plaza; Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South; Library Millennium Artplace, 1 Market Square; New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square; Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.
Participating Commercial Galleries: 5:00-8:00 pm. Citadel Gallery, 162 Charlotte Street; Handworks Gallery, 12 King Street; Harrison House Gallery, 38 Coburg Street; Klausen Framing and Gallery, 106 Prince William Street; Jones Gallery, 73 Duke Street; Peter Buckland Gallery, 35 Duke Street; & Trinity Gallery, 128 Germain Street.
Fri Oct 17
GALLERY HOP.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

4:00-6:00 pm. Featuring collage illustrations by Mary Collier Fleet. Light refreshments served.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat Oct 18
MEATLOAF: BAT OUT OF HELL.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

8:00 pm. Paradise by the Dashboard Light. What more is there to say?
Meat Loaf’s second album and his first collaboration with Jim Steinman, Bat Out of Hell, started in a musical theatre workshop for an adaptation of Peter Pan, was rejected by recording companies for two and a half years, and finally released in 1977 to become one of the best-selling albums of all time with over 34 million copies sold world-wide. You’ve danced to it in your living room, sung it at karaoke, and pounded your steering wheel in time on long road trips. Come hear it live. Classic Albums Live, a perennial favourite with Imperial audiences, brings us this fourteen times platinum album in their signature “note-for-note, cut-for-cut” style.  www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Sat Oct 18
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS HOCKEY GAME.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

7:00 pm.  Saint John Sea Dogs host Moncton Wildcats in this Quebec Major Hockey League game.  www.saintjohnseadogs.com  (506) 657-1234.  Next Home Game: Sat, 25 Oct at 7:00 pm.  Buy tickets online at www.tickets.harbourstation.ca/Online/default.asp
Sun Oct 19
EARLY MUSIC STUDIO OF SAINT JOHN.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

2:00 pm. The Early Music Studio of Saint John presents a concert by flutist Karin Aurell and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore. Program: works by JS Bach, Vivaldi, Blochwitz, Vinci, and Herveloix. Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors, and $5 Students (includes refreshments). Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  (506) 634-8442.

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Sat Oct 25
ALPHA YAYA DIALLO.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

8:00 pm.  No one who has ever been to a concert by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Alpha Yaya Diallo will ever forget the sheer joy and energy radiated by this treasured performer and three-time Juno award winner. A truly multi-cultural artist, Diallo performs in French, English, and his native Guinean languages. He is a virtuoso musician whose dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African musicians.  In 2007, Diallo created Imme Africa / Get Up Africa as the only North American artist approached by the United Nations to create a new work for a compilation CD to raise awareness around the issues of HIV/AIDS, hunger, and debt relief in Africa. Diallo has performed as part of the African Guitar Summit, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the Montreal Jazz Festival.  www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Sat Oct 25
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS HOCKEY GAME.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

7:00 pm.  Saint John Sea Dogs host Baie-Comeau Drakkar in this Quebec Major Hockey League game.  www.saintjohnseadogs.com  (506) 657-1234.  Next Home Game: Sun, 26 Oct at 3:00 pm.  Buy tickets online at www.tickets.harbourstation.ca/Online/default.asp
Sun Oct 26
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS HOCKEY GAME.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

3:00 pm.  Saint John Sea Dogs host Québec Remparts in this Quebec Major Hockey League game.  www.saintjohnseadogs.com  (506) 657-1234.  Next Home Game: Sat, 01 Nov at 7:00 pm.  Buy tickets online at www.tickets.harbourstation.ca/Online/default.asp
Mon Oct 27
RETRO FILMs: HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE!

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:00 pm. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) & Night of the Living Dead (1968). Only $10.  Part of the Retro Film Series. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Tue Oct 28
TENANT PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST (OCT 28-31).

ATrium of Market Square, 1 Market Square.

12:00 noon-3:00 pm. Come in and vote on the creative pumpkins that Market Square's Tenants have crafted. The tenant who gets the most public votes wins a Market Square gift card. It's sure to be spooktacular!  (506) 658-3600.

Contact Phone: 506-658-3600