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Wed Apr 16
JOHN COREY'S QUILTS EXHIBITION (THRU AUG 31).

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

9:00 am-5:00 pm.  John Corey’s interest in, and promotion of, the importance of textiles was a crucial factor in the survival and flourishing of the art of quilting in southern New Brunswick. His decision to commission these quilts not only drew attention to their production but also to their significance on a broader scale. This preserved suite of quilts pays homage to the customs of quilt-making in New Brunswick and it also focuses attention on the value of the time and effort of many women who would otherwise go unrecognized. www.nbm-mnb.ca  (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.


Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Thu Apr 17
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN.

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

Babies in the Library Please sign up for the next session.
Time for Tots – Drop-In For children aged 18 – 36 months. Held every Thursday morning @ 10:30 am.
Story Time Drop –In A program for all ages consisting of stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. This program is offered Friday mornings @ 10:30 am.
Thursday Night Homework Help Are you in elementary 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.
Spring Colouring Contest – Hop in, pick up and enter your colouring page in the West Branch Library Spring Colouring Contest. Deadline: April 17 @ 8:30 pm. The winner will be announced at the Super Saturday Easter Egg Hunt on Sat, Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm in the Library.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7260
Thu Apr 17
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS..

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

The Family Drop In is filled with theme-related books and activity sheets to delight your family with something new each week. March's themes are Dinosaurs, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Reptiles and April's themes are Farms, Bunnies, Easter, Rainbows & Milk.
Preschool Storytime has fun for preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 am-11:00 am. Listen to stories & make a cool craft to take home!
Babies In The Library Fridays, April 25 & May 2, 10:00-10:30 am. Sing songs, play with books and participate in knee bounces, fingerplays and more. Registration is limited.
Easter Crafting For Kids! Apr. 19, 2:30-3:30 pm. Have fun creating and crafting today!
Earth-Disney Nature Movie April 22, 6:30 pm. A 2007 nature documentary film which depicts the diversity of wild habitats and creatures across the planet.
Children’s Movie Time Apr. 26, 2:00 pm. A fun family flick—Contact us for more information.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7250
Thu Apr 17
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS.

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

PD Day Movie Fun Thu, Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm – Hop. Hang out with your friends, have some treats and watch a movie.
Super Saturday Easter Paper Egg Hunt Sat, Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm. Celebrate Easter!
Spring Colouring Contest – Hop in, pick up and enter your colouring page in the Library's Spring Colouring Contest. Deadline: Apr 17 @ 8:30 pm. The winner will be announced at the Super Saturday Easter Paper Egg Hunt on Sat, Apr 19 @ 2:15 in the Library.
Lego™ Saturday * Imagine*Build*Create* Sat, Apr 26, 9:30 am-4:30 pm.
Babies in the Library Please sign up for the next session.
Time for Tots – Drop-In For children aged 18 – 36 months. Held every Thursday morning @ 10:30 am.
Story Time Drop –In A program for all ages consisting of stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. This program is offered Friday mornings @ 10:30 am.
Thursday Night Homework Help Are you in elementary 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.

Please Note: West Branch Library keeps Tuesday to Saturday hours.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7260
Fri Apr 18
CENTRAL LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S DEPT.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

Intro to Graphic Design for Kids Interested in graphic design? Learn the basics of graphic design using GIMP, a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop, or try Microsoft Publisher. Free private tutorials for children available between 2:00 and 4:45 pm, Mon or Fri afternoons.
Beginners welcome! Call 643-7239 to book a session.  
Microsoft for Children Interested in learning more about Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint? Free private tutorials for children
available between 2:00 and 4:45 pm, Mon or Fri afternoons. Beginners welcome! Tutorials on other topics can be arranged upon request. Call 643-7239 for a session. 
Chess: From beginner to expert, kids of all ages are invited to meet in the Teen Zone on Saturdays at 2 pm to play chess.
Family Drop-In: Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy books and activity sheets based on a theme that changes weekly. Available any time the library is open.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7239
Fri Apr 18
LABYRINTH 101 (APR 18 & 19).

InterAction School of Performing Arts, 228 Germain

Come learn about the labyrinth by attending one of three facilitated Talks & Walks happening Friday, April 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and on Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, and from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. A Construction Workshop will also take place on Saturday from 2:45 to 6:45 pm. The portable canvas labyrinth we are using for the walks is the classical 11 circuit- the best known example remains embedded in the floor of Chartres, France. Cost of Talks & Walks: $20 / Construction Workshop: $30 / or attend one Talk & Walk plus the Construction Workshop for $40. For more information or to register email wd.moore@rogers.com  or call (506) 646-8188.

Contact Phone: (506) 646-8188
Sat Apr 19
EASTER AT THE ZOO.

Cherry Brook Zoo, 901 Foster Thurston Drive.

1:30-3:30 pm. The Easter Bunny is visiting the zoo! There will be face painting, kids crafts, cool refreshments, and each child will receive a chocolate bunny when leaving the zoo. Draw for $100 value kid's Easter Basket.

Contact Phone: 506 6401440
Sat Apr 19
EXPLORER SATURDAYS AT THE NBM: REARRANGING NATURE!

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

Saturdays: 10:00 am-4:00 pm. 12, 19, & 26 April. Regular admission. In conjunction with the temporary exhibition André Lapointe: Maritima. Experiment with art using natural occurring landscape elements. After experimenting with the basics, then try this out in the woods, at the beach, or even the backyard to create beautiful and impressive works of art. 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
Mon Apr 21
NB COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC (APR 21-MAY 03).

Various venue, Saint John, NB.

78th Annual New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music from April 21st - May 3rd. The festival will take place at five venues in the city: St. Mark's United Church - Junior & Senior Piano/Community Choirs / Carleton-Kirk United Church - Junior and Senior Strings, Instrumental/ / Portland United Church - Junior and Senior Vocal and Musical Theatre / Saint John High School - School Choirs/Orchestras / Harbour View High School - Bands. For further information contact call (506) 647-0253 or visit our website: www.nbfestivalofmusic.ca

Contact Phone: 5066470253
Mon Apr 21
EASTER MONDAY AUCTION.

saint John Trade & Convention Centre, 1 Market Sq.

Viewing: 2:00-4:00 pm. Auction begins: 4:00 pm.  Visit www.timisaac.com for a preview of just a few of the auction items. (506) 652-3222.
Mon Apr 21
NB COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC (APR 21-MAY 03).

Various venues, Saint John, NB

78th Annual New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music from April 21- May 3. The festival will take place at five venues in the city: St. Mark's United Church for Junior & Senior Piano/Community Choirs; Carleton-Kirk United Church for Junior and Senior Strings, Instrumental; Portland United Church for Junior and Senior Vocal and Musical Theatre; Saint John High School for School Choirs/Orchestras; and, Harbour View High School for Bands. For further information contact (506) 647-0253 or visit our website: www.nbfestivalofmusic.ca

Contact Phone: 5066470253
Mon Apr 21
A LOT O' TOCCATAS - ORGAN CONCERT, MICHAEL MOLLOY.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay.

7:30 pm. Featuring Michael Molloy, organ. Music of Frescobaldi, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Bach, Dubois, Gigout, Boellmann, and others.  Free-will offering.
Tue Apr 22
EXHIBITION: "THIS CITY, MY LOVE": VICTORIA STANTON

City of Saint John Gallery, 20 Peel Plaza.

"This City, My Love" (mapping the unspectacular in Saint John).  An exhibition by Victoria Stanton (Montreal, QC), co-presented by the City of Saint John Gallery and Third Space Gallery. Show continues through May 2, 2014. Regular viewing Hours: Tue-Sat, 9 am-5 pm. The City of Saint John Gallery is a program of the City's Cultural Affairs Office. (506) 649-6040. culturalaffairs@saintjohn.ca 
Tue Apr 22
EXHIBITION: "WATERCOLOURS BY Q-AIN TAIYABA LODHI".

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

Introducing Q-Ain Taiyaba Lodhi. Solo exhibition of watercolours. Show may be viewed during regular Library hours. Continues until April 26. 
Thu Apr 24
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS.

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

This month, we’re displaying the art of Rodney Senior. Stop in and see his works!
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Apr 25, 2:30-4:30 pm; Apr 8, 16, 29 & 30, 6:00-8:00 pm. A Canada Revenue Agency program helping fixed income individuals who are not able to prepare their income tax and benefit returns for themselves.
The Graphic Novel Club for Adults Apr 26, 11:00 am. This month’s selection will be selected titles from DC’s New 52.
E-Reader Information Apr 29, 6:30 pm. Session about e-books & e-readers. Bring your own device.
Book Club for Adults Apr 24, 2:30 pm. This month’s selection is The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani.
Seniors’ Café Apr 30, 10:30 am. An hour of refreshments & conversation.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7250
Thu Apr 24
SPRING DESSERT & BRIDGE FUNDRAISER.

St. Paul's Church, 4 Church St., Rothesay.

1:00-4:00 pm. Tickets: $12 each and can be purchased or reserved at St. Paul's Church office (506) 847-1812. Our spring fundraising proceeds go towards sending local youth to New Brunswick camps.

Contact Phone: 506-849-1051
Thu Apr 24
A FEW GOOD LAWYERS.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm.  A Few Good Lawyers - a Saint John Theatre Company fundraiser with a legal twist! Tickets $45 / VIP (includes select seating & post show reception): $100. For tickets call Imperial Theatre box office at (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: 506-652-7582
Fri Apr 25
"GOBLET GRAB" FUNDRAISER FOR NB CRAFTS COUNCIL.

Handworks Gallery,- 12 King Street.

7:00 pm. This year Handworks Gallery, in conjunction with Centre Beam Place will be hosting our second Grab in Saint John. This venue offers a perfect setting for viewing the goblets, hosting our guests, and serving food and drink. The event is open to the public, and there will be a silent auction, music and more. Each year the Council asks its members to create wonderful drinking vessels that are both unique and reflective of the media in which they work. For some craftspeople the making of goblets is part of their trade, others must adapt their practice to meet the challenge of making a goblet. The result is a collection of beautiful and innovative goblets indicative of New Brunswick’s talent. The Goblets will be displayed in the window of Handworks Gallery in advance of the event. On the night of the Grab ticket holders will play a sort of “musical goblets” and grab for the goblet of their choice. With that goblet comes a free glass of wine, a night socializing, trading, and support of our local artists. This event, originated by the Ontario Craft Council, is a lively, fun and affordable fundraiser that provides ticket holders with an item of fine craft to take home. Tickets are available as of April 3rd at Handworks Gallery in Saint John and at the NB Crafts Council offices located at 360 Victoria Street in Fredericton. $50 to participate in the Goblet Grab and party /
$20 for the party only.

Cette année le Conseil des métiers d'art du Nouveau-Brunswick tiendra son événement Prise de gobelet au Handworks Gallery, en collaboration avec le Centre Beam Place, à Saint John. Ces lieux offrent un cadre parfait pour visionner les coupes, l'hébergement de nos clients et de servir des aliments et des boissons. L'événement est ouvert au public et il y aura un encan silencieux, de la musique et plus.
Chaque année, le Conseil demande à ses membres de créer des merveilleux récipients pour b

Contact Phone: (506) 849-1869
Sat Apr 26
BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE - "BE A KID AGAIN".

Fairview Bowling Lanes

10:00 am-9:30 pm.
Saint John: Sat,, Apr 26
Wed,, Apr 30 (J.D. Irving Limited / PALS / Schools)
Dress up in your “favorite kid” costume!
• Teams consist of 4 to 6 players
• Choose a 90-minute bowling time
• Have a great time feeling like a kid again!
Event Website and Fundraising Tool!
www.bowlforkidssake2014.kintera.org/saintjohn
Call (506) 635-1145 to register, each person must raise a minimum of $100 to be eligible for prizes! All ages welcome!
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes a difference in our community by providing children in need with one-to-one mentoring services that are proven to help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour such as bullying, and grow up to be more civic-minded adults.

Contact Phone: 506-635-1145
Sat Apr 26
"BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER" FASHION SHOW.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay.

1:30-4:00 pm. “Beautiful Together!” Fashion Show and Spring Dessert Tea in support of Sophia Recovery Centre. . Tanjay and Alia Fashions. Church Location: 31 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay. Delicious Desserts and Tea/coffee served. Tickets: $15 at the door. Mission Statement: Sophia Recovery Centre provides a safe and supportive environment offering education, counselling and integration into 12 step spirituality , for women seeking recovery from addiction.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-8733
Sat Apr 26
TRICK BOXING WITH SOSSY MECHANICS.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

8:00 pm. A saucy viewer might describe this romantic comedy as “Fred & Ginger meet Rambo - with puppets.” Minneapolis-based company sossymechanics created this warm and funny old-fashioned love story in 2002 and has been touring it in the US and Canada ever since. The combined ballroom dancing and acting talents of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan bring to life the charming tale of Dancing Danny, an immigrant lad who finds both his true love and his true talents, with a lot of laughs along the way. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.


Contact Phone: (506) 674-4129
Sat Apr 26
APRIL MILLS JUNIOR STAR CONCERT.

Portland United Church, 50 Newport Crescent.

6:30 pm. April Mills Junior Star Concert features 40-45 young performers vying for the Star of the Junior section of the festival. Junior Awards will be presented that evening. Admission is $8 for Adults; $4 for Students; Family of 4: $20. Tickets are available at the door.

Contact Phone: 506 647-0253
Sun Apr 27
ELVIS - THE MOMENTS.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Come out and enjoy an evening of Elvis music with international Multi-Award winning Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Paquette with Toronto’s finest Rudy and the Angels Show Band. Pete has the look, the charisma, the voice, and the moves, representing Elvis in his prime. He is a dynamic performer not to be missed! Tickets only $39 (all inclusive). (506) 674-4100 or 1-800-323-7469. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca

Contact Phone: 647-296-3149
Sun Apr 27
EARTH DAY AT THE ZOO.

Cherry Brook Zoo, 901 Foster Thurston Drive.

11:00 am-2:00 pm. Join the zoo animals to celebrate Earth Day. Many of your zoo animals are endangered species and you can wish all the animals a Happy Earth Day.  Zoo Volunteer are serving Earth Day cake and refreshments. Each child receives a free tomato plant when leaving the zoo. Enter child's name for a kid's Earth Day basket!

Contact Phone: 506 640 1440
Mon Apr 28
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAMME.

Saint John Jewish Museum, 91 Leinster Street.

7:30 pm. The programme will feature a keynote address by Hedy Bohm. She was born in Oradea, Romania in 1928 where her father ran a small woodworking shop. Due to an injury, her father was not put into forced labour groups, as the other men were. Major political changes came and part of Romania became Hungary. From 1942 to 1944 anti-Semitic laws eliminated all rights and freedoms of Jews. The Yellow Star became mandatory in 1944 and the school Hedy attended was closed in March 1944. In April, all Jews were ordered to leave their homes, and were taken to a Ghetto. Surrounded by a high fence, the city’s Jewish population and those from nearby towns, estimated at 30,000, were jammed in a small area and from there large groups were shipped out daily in cattle train cars. When the family arrived in Auschwitz in May 1944, Hedy’s parents were taken away and murdered. In August 1944, Hedy was taken to Germany as slave labourer making land mines and V2 rockets. Hedy was liberated by the Americans on April 14th, 1945 and returned to Oradea. One aunt, who had married a gentile and had not been deported. They opened their home and hearts and were parents to Hedy for the next two years. She married in 1947 and they immediately fled communist Romania. The Canadian Jewish Congress assisted in bringing them to Canada. They opened a small business in 1955 and raised two children. It is only recently that Mrs. Bohm has been able to share her story of survival. Memorial candles will be lit in memory of victims of the Holocaust. The Beatrice Cummings Mayer Prizes will be presented to high school students who participated in the Jewish Holocaust Study Group, jointly organized by the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum and the Anglophone South School District. The students’ work will be available for viewing in the Museum before and after the programme. This programme is made possible with financial assistance from the Atlantic Jewish Council.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-1833
Mon Apr 28
"DAY OF MOURNING" CEREMONY.

Lily Lake Pavilion, Rockwood Park.

12:00 noon. This year’s “Day of Mourning Ceremony” will be held at the “Day of Mourning Monument,” located outside the Frank & Ella Hatheway Labour Exhibit Centre, Rockwood Park (next to the Lily Lake Pavilion).  Part of the ceremony will be the laying of wreaths in memory of workers who have been killed in a workplace accident. Organizations or individuals are encouraged to participate. In order that the names can be read out, anyone wishing to lay a wreath should advise prior to April 26th at (506) 672-1412 or by e-mail at: gvair@rogers.com 



There will be a reception, courteous of WorkSafeNB, following the “Day of Mourning” Ceremony. 


Please note: A stand will be provided for your wreath. Therefore, it will not be necessary for you to purchase a stand.

Tue Apr 29
CARROLL BAKER CONCERT: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. Country Music Legend Carroll Baker will be returning to Saint John after more than 30 years. She will be performing her acclaimed show Thanks for the Memories for her fans in the area. With more than 20 number one records, Juno Awards, Gold and Platinum record sales in Canada and on the International scene, Country music Hall of Fame Member and Order of Canada recipient, this is a must-see show for music lovers of all ages.
For tickets: Purchase online at www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca  
or phone (506) 674-4100 or 1-800-323-7469. Tickets on sale Now!
Sponsored in part by Chipman Hill Suites.

Contact Phone: (519) 822-2732
Tue Apr 29
FREE LEARNER PERMIT SEMINAR.

Atlantic Driving Academy, 165 Union Street.

6:00 pm. Learning to Drive Soon? Try Atlantic Driving Academy’s
Free Beginners Permit Seminar. Join us for our 2 hour seminar, when our most experienced Instructors prepare you to pass your Beginners Permit Exam at ServiceNB. Passing this test, is a step for a new driver to begin learning to drive. We will review the Driver’s Handbook section by section, testing your knowledge as we go, and providing opportunities for questions. You will get instant feedback on your problem areas. It’s interactive, fun and a great way to ensure you have the basics covered, even if you think you are ready. Call us at (506) 658-0234 or email to register! Bring your Driver’s Handbook or you can obtain a copy at any Service NB location. You can find us at www.atlanticdrivingacademy.com

Contact Phone: (506)658-0234
Tue Apr 29
A TALE OF TWO LOYALIST CITIES: HISTORICAL LECTURE.

Mary Oland Theatre, NB Museum, Market Square.

7:30 pm. A Tale of Two Loyalist Cities. What kinds of experiences did the Loyalist settlers who moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, bring with them from the colonial city of New York?  During the mid-eighteenth century, New York was one of largest cities on the continent and benefited from the possession of a unique corporate charter. The charter allowed city leaders to create an extensive web of municipal offices. From city councillors to tax assessors, constables, chimney inspectors and public whippers, the city took shape as a community built out of multiple forms of civic service. To understand why the Loyalists who came to New Brunswick held up the New York city charter as a model for their new home, we will look at how this tradition of office-holding shaped everyday life in New York and how it influenced the major political event of city residents' lives: the choice to either join the revolutionary movement or remain loyal to the British Empire. Speaker will be Julie Atkinson.  She grew up in the USA, and after a decade of living and studying in the UK, moved to Saint John with her husband and children in 2010. She completed her Masters degree in American History at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). Her doctoral research, 
conducted at the University of Warwick, examines the development of ideas about the role of the "public," through a study of municipal officers in colonial New York City during the mid-eighteenth century. Julie teaches the occasional American history course at UNBSJ, and also works at Touchstone Academy in Rothesay.

Contact Phone: (506) 849-1656