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(April 27, 2000, Gazette)

Bard’s birthday
On Easter Sunday, April 23, Grenfell College celebrated the 536th birthday of William Shakespeare with a performance of A Muse of Fire: An Entertainment of Words and Music for Shakespeare’s Birthday. Devised and directed by David Freeman. Here, posing with bust of William Shakespeare, are Rowena Harvey, Patrick Monaghan, seated, and David Freeman.

Photo by Pamela Gill


Wednesday, April 26
The Newfoundland Historical Society presents its second George Story Lecture. Dr. James K. Hiller will give a lecture titled 1713 to 3Ps: Ancient Treaties and the French Presence in Newfoundland, following the society’s annual general meeting at Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute on Ridge Road at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome, no fees, free parking and refreshments to follow.

Saturday, April 29
Book sale –
The St. John’s Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women will hold a book sale at St. David’s Church on Elizabeth Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in support of scholarships and Newfoundland art posters for schools.

Fund-raiser – The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador is holding a fund-raising event in aid of art acquisitions at the home of Craig Dobbin in Beachy Cove. Tickets are available from the gallery office. Call 737-8210.

Sunday, April 30
Lecture –
Dr. Elliott Leyton, Anthropology, will speak on Genocide in the 20th Century, at the Beth El Synagogue’s Holocaust Memorial Service, 8 p.m., Prince of Wales Collegiate, Paton Street.

Free concert – Sound Symposium and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador present another free concert at the Arts and Culture Centre. At 3 p.m. Dave Humphrey and Rob Lee will play percussion. All are welcome.

Monday, May 1
Botanical Garden –
The Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road, will re-open for the 2000 season. The garden will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 30.

Thursday, May 4
Workshop –
Dr. John Grant McLoughlin, Math, will present a workshop titled Revisiting the Basic Mathematical Operations. This is the second in a series of workshops planned jointly by the Council for Exceptional Children (Newfoundland branch) and Memorial’s Faculty of Education.

Friday, May 5
Annual Spring Convocation, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College session

Tuesday, May 9
Regular meeting of the Senate

Monday, May 15
Lectures begin, Intersession and 14-week Spring Semester

Friday, May 19
Lecture –
A public lecture will be held in the School of Nursing on the Prevention/Impact of Violence Against Women in Queensland, Australia. The speaker is Marilyn Harris of the Queensland University of Technology. The talk takes place at 1 p.m. in H-2908 (Health Sciences Centre).



The Botanical Garden is offering a Saturday parent and tot spring preschool program every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For information or to register, call 737-8590.

The Torbay Heritage Committee, which is chaired by MUN Folklore students, invites interested folks to visit its booth at the Avalon Region Heritage Fair at the College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, on May 12-13. The fair is on from 10:30 a.m. to noon both days. The booth will include displays on the Torbay Museum, Torbay Heritage Committee Projects, including publications and the compilation of parish records, the Torbay Newfoundland Pony Project, and Torbay trails. There are also prizes to be won.

The Cabot Quilters’ Guild presents Quilt Magic 2000, an exhibition of works by members of the guild at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. The exhibition will be in display until April 30.

The Corridor Show, drawings, paintings and field sketches by faculty, staff and students of the Department of Geography, is on display through April in the corridor outside the general office, Science Building room S-2025.

Students of fabric design at the Anna Templeton Centre have designed and produced a series of six major banners on the material culture of Newfoundland and Labrador for permanent display at the new exhibition space in Queen’s College Great Hall.