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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
Wed Oct 01
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS.

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

Preschool Story Time fun for preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30-11 am. Sing songs, listen to stories, & make cool crafts!
Family Drop In Table Available anytime the library is open. Stop in to view our new theme each week!
Babies In The Library Every Friday beginning on Oct 10 – Oct 31 from 10:00 – 10:30 am. Sing songs and learn knee bounces in our fun babies group. Preregistration required.
Children’s Movie No school, no problem! Fri, Oct 10:  2:30 pm. Showing Air Buddies (G)
Children’s Saturday Movie Oct 11: 2:30 pm! Showing Adventures in Babysitting (G)
Lego Palooza Sat, Oct 18, all day drop-in for children.
APLA Games Night Wed, Oct 15: 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Board Game night for all ages.  Participants receive a ballot for a chance to win a 3DS.
Make It Count Tue, Oct 14: 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Elementary aged financial literacy by FCNB! Minimum of 10 participants required and preregistration is necessary.
Children’s Halloween Fun Sat, Oct 25: 2:30- 3:30 pm. Come celebrate in style!  Games, crafts, stories & more!
Hackmatack Children’s Book Club Wed, Oct 29: 6:30 - 7:00 pm. Book club for children in grades 4-6.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7250
Wed Oct 01
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: ADULT PROGRAMS.

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

National Film Board Film Club Engaging evening of film, Tuesday, Oct 7 at 6:30 pm. Showing Out of Mind Out of Sight.
Sunset Cinema A relaxing movie evening for adults on Wed, Oct 8: 6:30 pm, with free popcorn & pop! Showing Identity Thief (13+)
Classic Film Come check out our classic film, Oct 14: 6:30 pm, with free popcorn & pop! Showing When Harry Met Sally.
E-Reader Information Tue, Oct 21: 6:30 pm. An informative session about e-books and e-readers. Please bring your own device.
Card Stitching Wed, Oct 22: 2:30 pm. Learn how to make beautiful hand stitched cards using punches, card stock and lovely threads. Pre-registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Contact us today to reserve your spot.
Graphic Novel Club For Adults. Sat, Oct 25: 11:00 am. Discussing the novel Saga Vol 1&2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Knit & Crochet Club Tue, Oct 28: 2:00 pm. Beginner’s welcome!
Seniors Café Wed, Oct 29: 10:30 am. Join us for casual conversation and light refreshments.
Book Club For Adults Thu, Oct 30: 2:30 pm. Book selection is Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Berniéres.
Art To View Paintings by Monica Ewart during the month!

Contact Phone: 506-643-7250
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
Mon Oct 06
SEEKING VOLUNTEER MENTORS.

New Brunswick Association for Community Living

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is a provincial not-for-profit organization that works to ensure that people with an intellectual disability have the option to choose the support they need to live meaningful lives and participate in their communities as valued and contributing members. As part of a pilot project, NBACL is recruiting volunteer Mentors to help youth in grades 11 and 12 realize their career interests and goals. Mentors should be willing to devote 2-4 hours of their time each month to work alongside their assigned student – this is a great opportunity to build your resume and give back to your community. For more information, please contact Kyle Graham, Mentoring Facilitator at (506) 643-2012 or via e-mail at MentoringFacilSJ@nbacl.nb.ca

Contact Phone: 506-643-2012
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
Thu Oct 09
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: ADULT PROGRAMS.

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Blvd.

WBL Gallery Allan Chase’s artwork is featured for the months of September and October. Drop in anytime the library is open to view and leave him a note.
WBL In the Window & Off the Canvas View “Living Art” creations by Pain & Pleasure, Tattoo Artists, Chet Wood and Rachel Wyatt for the months of September and October. Pick up a poster, sticker and pen while supplies last.
UKU4U with Ann Brown, Kay MacLean & David Goss begins Sep 11.
Beginner Class Thursday afternoons @ 1:15 pm / Intermediate class Thursday afternoons @ 2:00 pm.

Contact Phone: (506)643-7260
Thu Oct 23
ST. MARK'S UNITED CHURCH SENIORS' EXPO.

St. Mark's United Church, 50 Dexter Drive.

1:00-3:00 pm. Seniors come and participate in our Senior Expo! Have your BP and blood sugar checked! Many organizations and agencies will be represented! Learn what resources are available for you now or in the future!  Lots of door prizes , refreshments and music by well known musician: Delbert Worden. See you there!

Contact Phone: (506)672-3320
Thu Oct 23
TODDLER TIME.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

Thursdays, Oct 16, 23, 30 at 6:30-7:00 pm.  If you are between 18 and 36 months old, bring your favourite adult for 30 minutes of fingerplays, rhymes, songs & stories. Pyjamas welcome. Pre-register at (506) 643-7239.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Thu Oct 23
MUSIC DISCUSSION GROUP.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

7:00 pm. Like a book club…only with music. Join us at the Central Branch in Market Square on select Thursday nights at 7pm for the final season of our once-monthly listening parties and roundtable discussions of the most noteworthy albums that popular music has to offer, past and present. For more information and to join, call (506) 643-7224, e-mail us at sjfpl@gnb.ca, or visit the Reference desk upstairs.
Thu, Oct 23: 7 pm: Bob Seger’s Night Moves (1976). Here’s an unexpected selection, by request and named by The New Rolling Stone Record Guide as one of the three great albums of late-‘70s mainstream rock, alongside Springsteen’s Born to Run and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Damn The Torpedoes. Like those albums & 2112, Night Moves was not only a make-or-break move for the artists involved, it launched them to national stardom & introduced them as we would know them from then on. The classic title track went a long way in terms of turning Bob Seger into BOB SEGER; did you know it was recorded in Canada? Join us & you’ll find out even more exciting stuff about the Night Moves phenomenon.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Thu Oct 23
HERITAGE CRAFTING EVENINGS AT NB MUSEUM.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

6:30-8:00 pm. October is Historic Paper Quilling. Free in NBM Foyer. Each Thursday evening throughout the fall and winter. Some evenings will feature guest artists working on their own projects. Small fee of $2 per project, or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss these evenings of friendship and fun. Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual). www.nbm-mnb.ca (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.
Thu Oct 23
KEEPING YOUR BRAIN FIT WITH MUSIC AND THE ARTS

Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus

7:00:PM - 9:00:PM. The DalMED NB Humanities Program and the Lorenzo Society invite you to attend an interactive workshop, discussion, entertainment, activities and reception. Admission is free. All are welcome.

Contact Phone: (506) 632-1188
Fri Oct 24
GRANT CONNECT DEMO.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

12:00 noon-1:00 pm. Learn how to research funding opportunities in Canada using Grant Connect a database that features grant making foundations, as well as government funding programs and hundreds of corporations that invest in the community. (506) 643-7224 for free registration.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Fri Oct 24
HAUNTED ZOO (OCT 24-26).

Cherry Brook Zoo, 901 Foster Thurston Drive.

7:00-9:00 pm. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct 24-26. Haunted tours leave every 10 minutes from 7 to 9 pm nightly. Vanished Kingdom is again on the spook trail. Beware!  Very dark – very scary; recommend PG 13!
Enjoy Witch’s Brew if you survive the tour! Zoo volunteers create and host Haunted Zoo.  All money raised goes directly into the Winter Animal Care Budget. Regular admission applies. For info (506) 634-1440. Please support your zoo.

Contact Phone: 506 634-1440
Fri Oct 24
HAUNTED HOUSE AT SAINT JOHN HIGH SCHOOL

Saint John High School (plaza entrance)

6:00PM - 9:00:PM.  One night a year, a curse falls on Saint John High School. This Halloween, tour the haunted halls of the historic school and encounter bone-chilling sights of hair-raising terror. Enter into a world of fear.  Escape if you can.  Tickets sold only at the door: Students: $3. Adults: $5. Ghoul School (for children): $2. All proceeds go to the Empty Stocking Fund. www.sjhigh.ca

Contact Phone: (506) 658-5358
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
Sat Oct 25
GET CRAFTY!

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

2:30 pm. Let’s make a Bat Mobile!

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Sat Oct 25
FREE MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

1:45 pm. Please call for this month's title (506) 643-7224.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat Oct 25
E-BOOK & E-READER DROP-IN CLINICS.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

2:00-3:30 pm. Curious about the New Brunswick Public Library Service's Electronic Library & all the downloadable books it offers? Just got an e-reader but you're not sure how to get books on it? Just want to know what an e-book is? Visit the Saint John Free Public Library's Reference Desk with your gear during our drop-in sessions and we'll answer your questions!

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
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
Sun Oct 26
SAINT JOHN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (OCT 26-30).

Saint John Jewish Museum, 91 Leinster Street.

7:00 pm. The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum is pleased to announce that it will be holding the first annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival from October 26 to October 30, 2014. The films to be shown will be primarily prize-winning films that have been featured in prestigious film festivals around the world. The proceeds from the film festival will support the work of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum to preserve the Jewish history of Saint John. These films will include every genre including comedy, tragedy, music, documentary, biography, and historical. They will have a broad appeal and be entertaining while drawing on the Jewish experience. Tickets can be purchased for $10 per film at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, the Imperial Theatre box office, and at Kennebecasis Drugs, Marr Road and Hampton Road in Rothesay. The line-up for the Saint John Jewish Film Festival is as follows :
Sun, Oct 26: The Jewish Cardinal -- Matinee also at 2 pm
Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen, France, 2012
Mon, Oct 27: Kaddish for a Friend
Directed by Leo Khasin, Germany, 2010
Tue, Oct 28Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
Directed by Joel Santoni, France, 2012

Contact Phone: (506) 633-1833
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
Tue Oct 28
BABIES IN THE LIBRARY.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

1:30 pm. Fingerplays, knee bounces, lap rhymes & books to share with your baby. To pre-register call (506) 643-7239.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Wed Oct 29
BOOK CLUB: FAHRENHEIT 451.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

7:00-8:00 pm. Discuss Ray Bradbury’s iconic dystopian tale of a society without printed books. Copies of the book available at the circulation desk. Part of “One Campus-One Book-One Community”, in collaboration with UNBSJ.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Wed Oct 29
NB GENEALOGY SOCIETY SESSION.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

7:00-8:30 pm. Open to all. Come see what the society is all about. Each session features a lecture on various topics. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month. (506) 643-7224.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Thu Oct 30
TODDLER TIME.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

6:30-7:00 pm.  If you are between 18 and 36 months old, bring your favourite adult for 30 minutes of fingerplays, rhymes, songs & stories. Pyjamas welcome. Pre-register at (506) 643-7239.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Thu Oct 30
HERITAGE CRAFTING EVENINGS AT NB MUSEUM.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

6:30-8:00 pm. October is Historic Paper Quilling. Free in NBM Foyer. Each Thursday evening throughout the fall and winter. Some evenings will feature guest artists working on their own projects. Small fee of $2 per project, or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss these evenings of friendship and fun. Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual). www.nbm-mnb.ca (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.