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Vol 37  No 13
April 28, 2005


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Out and About

Memorial’s Botanical Garden opens for the season on May 1 with a host of events and activities. The garden maintains cultivated gardens and natural habitats for public display and is a centre for botanical, horticultural and environmental research and education. For details, including a schedule of events, see www.mun.ca/botgarden/.


Thursday, April 28

MUN Cinema presents Born into Brothels from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall. See www.mun.ca/cinema.

WebDays 2005 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-1046. See www.mun.ca/webdays/.

Friday, April 29

WebDays 2005 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-1046. See www.mun.ca/webdays/.

Saturday, April 30

MUN Weekend at the Bloomin’ Teapot, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to daily specials, MUN staff and guests will receive an additional 15 per cent off meals, with a chance to win a basket filled with teatime goodies. Reserve your table by calling 753-8327.

Sunday, May 1

International Compost Awareness Week: Sunday Family Day Activities 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Botanical Garden grand opening 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission all week. For a full listing of workshops, special events, art exhibits and family events, please contact the garden at 737-8590 or e-mail amadden@mun.ca. The garden is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., until Nov. 30. The tearoom is also open daily. For tearoom information, please call 753-TEAS.

MUN Weekend at the Bloomin’ Teapot, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to daily specials, MUN staff and guests will receive an additional 15 per cent off meals, with a chance to win a basket filled with teatime goodies. Reserve your table by calling 753-8327.

Monday, May 2

International Compost Awareness Week: Free Lunchtime Information Demonstrations ­ Vermicomposting (Worm Composting) 12 p.m.-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Tuesday, May 3

International Compost Awareness Week: Lunchtime Information Demonstrations ­ Getting the Most from Your Soil 12 p.m.-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Wednesday, May 4

Mini Medical and Health Sciences School: Surgery: Life in the OR from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre A. Contact 777-7077 or deacon@mun.ca.

International Compost Awareness Week: Lunchtime Information Demonstrations ­ Creating Compost 12 p.m.-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Thursday, May 5

International Compost Awareness Week: Lunchtime Information Demonstrations ­Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed 12 p.m.-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Intracellular Transport and Neurodegeneration in Huntington’s Disease 12 a.m.-1 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre G. Dr. Martina Metzler, research associate, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia.

Friday, May 6

Garden Art Show: Paintings and Pixels 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Betty Hall, painter, and Justin Hall, photographer, present in this show their own individual view of the natural environment. Exhibit dates: May 6-29. Exhibit hours will vary.

International Compost Awareness Week: Lunchtime Information Demonstrations ­ Hanging Baskets 12 p.m.-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Saturday, May 7

Spring Gardening Workshop: Plant Propagation 101 with nurseryman and plant propagator Tim Walsh 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, amadden@mun.ca.

Sunday, May 8

The Gower Community Band Spring Concert 3 p.m.-5 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Tickets are available at 753-0643. Proceeds in aid of the St. John’s Candlelighters Association which helps kids with cancer and their families.

Tuesday, May 10

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, in cooperation with the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency, is offering a Community Accounts training session specifically for Applied Health Researchers. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. To register, contact tmackenz@mun.ca.

Wednesday, May 11

What’s in Bloom? garden seminar and Lunch with Garden Director Dr. Wilf Nicholls 12 p.m.-1:40 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. To register, please e-mail: amadden@mun.ca.

Mini Medical and Health Sciences School: Real-life CSI: Forensic Medicine 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre B. Contact 777-7077 or ddeacon@mun.ca

The Wessex Society lecture will be held at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute. Dr. Leslie Harris, historian and former president of Memorial University of Newfoundland, will speak on the topic A Company Town: An Adventure on the Labrador Coast. All are welcome to attend. Thursday, May 12

Annual provincial fair for teacher recruitment 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Education Building, ED-5004/5. Sponsored by the Faculty of Education in conjunction with the Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association and Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association.

Mitochondria and neuronal cell death: The secret life of mitochondria revealed with Dr. Gordon Rintoul, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre G.

Saturday, May 14

Jeff Johnston in Concert 8 p.m.-10 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Tickets available at Fred’s, Music City, and at the door.

Art Workshop: An Element of Botanical Painting: Mixed Greens for Foliage with Joyce Cho, Friend of the Garden, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Contact Anne Madden, amadden@mun.ca.

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