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DMC – Safety Training

Safety Training
September 2017 – 47 Beclin Road, Mount Pearl


September 19-20
OH&S Committee
8:30AM – 4:30PM

September 20
Forklift Operator Safety
8:30AM – 4:30PM

September 21
Power Line Hazards
8:30AM – 12:30PM

September 21
Traffic Control Person
1:00 PM – 5:00PM

September 25-26
2-Day Fall Protection
8:30AM – 4:30PM

September 27
Aerial Work Platform
8:30AM – 4:30PM

September 27-28
Confined Space Entry
8:30AM – 4:30PM

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Phone: 364-3900 ext. 110

Grenfell Clothing Exchange Exhibit To Cross Province

To mark the 125th anniversary of Sir Wilfred Grenfell’s arrival in Newfoundland, Memorial University is sponsoring a rare bilingual public exhibition examining a unique system of clothing exchange Grenfell initiated in Northern Newfoundland and coastal Labrador.

Tangled Threads/Fils entremêlés will travel across the province during the summer and fall of 2017 to local community museums and Memorial University libraries in Corner Brook and St. John’s. The exhibit will recount stories and showcase historical documents and photographs to show how clothing connected people over vast distances and also divided them from one another.

Exhibition locations and dates:
– Ferriss Hodgett Library, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Corner Brook, September 2-30
– Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, October 2-31


Portugal Cove-St. Phillips Library Has Gone to the Dogs!

There will be some barking good times happening in the newly renovated Portugal Cove-St. Phillips Library this fall. In partnership with St. John Ambulance, the Town will be hosting the “Paws 4 Stories” program.

The Paws 4 Stories program is a Canadian program developed by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program in conjunction with Canadian libraries, where children get the opportunity to read to a volunteer Therapy Dog. Children will get to practice their reading aloud skills in 15 minute, one-on-one sessions with a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog handler team.

For more information on registration, please call Elyse Sparkes-Coombs at 895-5655 or email

For more information on St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, please call 757-3377 or email

Two exhibitions open at the Craft Council Gallery

Two exhibitions open at the Craft Council Gallery until September 23

Main Gallery – EPHEMERA, Prints and three-dimensional artifacts by Caroline Clarke and Jennifer Morgan

Annex Gallery – THIS IS JUDY, a series of exuberant hooked rugs by Nova Scotia based artist Laura Kenney, which tell the story of irrepressible Judy

Devon House Craft Centre, 59 Duckworth Street. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival

The 3rd Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival will take place September 20-23. Take part in an amazing program of workshops, experiences and entertainment. Workshops are for folks of all levels – the chance to learn something exciting and make memories for a lifetime! Tickets are online or at the Festival Office.

West Central NL 2017 Programs

For more info on any of the following programs and events, call 293-0538.

Weekly Programs:

Grand Falls-Windsor and Botwood Prayer Meetings – Every Wednesday night (except for last Wednesday of each month) at 7 PM, September-November. Held in Botwood at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in Grand Falls-Windsor (call 293-0538 for location). Suitable for ages 18+.

The Huddle Club – Every Thursday night at 6:30, August-October. Most Huddles are geared towards men playing a sport or an interactive activity of some sort, with a cool-down time for a safe, open discussion of questions, issues, and personal updates. Facilitating a positive atmosphere and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Call 293-0538 for next Huddle and location. Suitable for ages 18+.

The Junction – A place where youth can intersect with God and ask questions about life. Suitable for ages 13-18.
Cottrell’s Cove (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– After School Sports, every Monday except for the last of each month (September-November)
– Movie Discussion, last Monday of the month (September-November)
Point Leamington (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– Gym Night, every Wednesday night (September-November)
– Discussion, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (September-November)


Monthly Programs:

Kids for Christ (K4C) (call 293-0538 for times and locations) – An afternoon each month will be dedicated to children’s and/or family activities. The meeting location will be the Botwood Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2:30 PM. Suitable for ages 8-12.

– October 28
– November 4

Friendship Suppers at the Botwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, last Wednesday of each month at 5:15 PM, except for December

HeLP Cooking Class – Wednesday, September 27 – Healthy Living Practices, or HeLP is a health ministry to encourage healthy lifestyle changes through free cooking classes and other programming.

Dinner and a Movie – Wednesday, November 29


One Time Events:

Cottrell’s Cove Movie night – November 27 (call 293-0538 for time and location)

Grand Falls-Windsor Film Screening – November 28 (call 293-0538 for time and location)

Cottrell’s Cove Singings – At the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An organized interdenominational informal event for local and guest musicians to come and provide an evening of gospel singing. A devotional thought will be given with a lunch afterwards.

– Friday, September 22 – 7 PM
– Friday, December 8 – 7 PM

Botwood Christmas Concert – December 16, 7 PM at the Botwood SDA Church – Our annual Christmas concert featuring the New Life Singers. An offering will be collected for Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and following the concert there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Art Hive at the Library

Art Hives are pop-up art workshops in publicly accessible spaces that facilitate change, collaboration, inclusion and creativity through art.

AC Hunter Community Room
Ages 12+
September 20, 3:30 PM

What is Active Aging? A Library Program for Adults

Join Sandy Cooper and learn how to get active in the seven areas of active aging.

Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30
A.C. Hunter Public Library Community Room

To register, please call 737-3950.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir Fall Rehearsals

Coastal Sounds Community Choir invites you to join them for their 11th year of singing in CBS! Rehearsals take place Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Holy Spirit High School. New members are always welcome, no audition required. If you love to sing, this choir is for you! Visit or email for more info.

Friendly 50+ Club Free Seminar (Grand Falls-Windsor)

Friendly 50+ Club invites you to a free Talk of a Lifetime Seminar, Monday, September 25th at 7:00 pm at 50 Main Street in Grand Falls-Windsor.

The following topics are covered in this free, educational workshop:

– Powers of Attorney
– Wills and Probate
– Health Directives
– Funeral Prearranging
– Funeral Prefunding Options

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by September 21st to:

Ruby Patey (709-489-4326) or Sharon Healey (709-489-1909)

Free refreshments provided and Visa Card door prizes!

A donation will be made to the 50+ Club for each participant that attends.

Marine Institute Launches Province-wide Cleanup

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) is challenging residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to help tackle one of the greatest threats facing our oceans: litter.

From now until October 31, MI Ocean Net is encouraging citizens to clean up river beds, local beaches and park spaces in their communities.

The challenge is on! Find out more in this short video.

Take action and register today. Please email or telephone Tiffany Martin at 778-0328.

Upcoming Events from EH Grief and Bereavement Services

Grief and Bereavement and Support Group: Beginning September 21, 1:30–3:30 p.m. at Health Science Centre. Runs for 8 consecutive Thursdays. To register call 777-6959.

Nature NL Free Public September 2017 Meeting

Free September Public Lecture:
Sponsored by Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (

Title: Canada aims to increase the protection of its waters by about 1000% in the next two years! Want to know more?

Speaker: Rodolphe Devillers (Department of Geography, Memorial University)

When: Thursday September 21st, 7:30-9 p.m.

Where: MUN Science Building, Room SN2067. Note: Free parking is available in Lot 15B (by the Music Building) when the gate is open.

Multidisciplinary geographer and professor Rodolphe Devillers from Memorial University will discuss Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), in a talk titled “Canada aims to increase the protection of its waters by about 1000% in the next two years! Want to know more?”

St. Theresa’s Prayer Group

Meets every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Office upstairs in the St. Clement’s room. Contact Sheila at 745-9297.

Music @ Harbourside Concert Series

The popular Music @ Harbourside concert series began July 7 and will continue each Friday until September 22. New this year, in case of rain, Music @ Harbourside will move indoors to the Atlantic Place Atrium; notifications will be provided on the City website should this be required.

Music @ Atlantic Place takes place in the Atrium at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29 and October 6.

Each Music @ concert opens with a youth performer coordinated through a partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society.

Details of the concerts will be posted to the City website and social media accounts.

City Hall Parking Garage Upgrades

Motorists are advised that construction will be ongoing at the City Hall parking garage until September 30.

The scope of work will consist of structural upgrades, lighting retrofit, and CCTV improvements.

During this time there will be limited visitor parking spaces available on the lower level of the parking garage. Please make alternate arrangements as necessary to accommodate your visit to City Hall.

Please pay attention and abide to all signage posted by the contractor.

The City of St. John’s apologizes for any inconvenience. If you require further information, please contact Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489).

Trees for the Urban Landscape Workshop

September 23, 10 am

Bowring Park is one of the best places to see a diversity of trees that are ideal for our gardens. Join Todd on a 2-hour walk around the Park as he points out the various trees, their best qualities and any drawbacks they might have for growing in our area.

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUNBG Research Horticulturist
Format: Guided walk in Bowring Park

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Additional information, including on-line registration, is available on the MUN Botanical Garden website:

Special Instructions: Registrants will meet in Bowring Park parking lot, located at the west end of the park, 305 Waterford Bridge Road, near the playground and pool (NOT the parking lot near the duck pond). This is an outdoor program. Please be prepared to go outside, including appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. A notebook might be helpful to bring.

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want to drink, that’s your business.

If you can’t stop, Alcoholics Anonymous can help.

Call 1-888-579-5215 or visit

Lady Cove presents Volanti

Sunday, September 24 at 7 pm at the Arts and Culture Centre

Featuring Lady Cove Women’s Choir, iFly Aerial Arts and Entertainment, and Tanya Burka, Circus Artist and Aerialist

Tickets available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office at 95 Allandale Road or online, or phone 729-3900.

Box office hours: Performance days (including Sunday) 12 pm-half hour after show time

Aurora Women’s Choir Fall Schedule

Aurora Women’s Choir invites experienced singers to audition for their 4th year of singing in CBS! Rehearsals take place Sundays at 7 pm at Topsail United Church, beginning September 10. Prospective members should come prepared to sing a selection of their choice as well as complete a sight-singing test. Visit or email for more info.

Cruise Ships Tips and Advice at the Library

Join Tina Jackman of LeGrow’s Travel

Come put a little zip into your next cruise with some helpful advice you need to know before you set sail!

Monday, September 25, 7:00 PM
A.C. Hunter Public Library Community Room
1st Floor

To register, please call 737-3950
Adult Program

Orchids 101 Workshop

September 26, 6:30 PM

Orchids are very popular houseplants, but they do require special care. In this introductory course, Todd Boland will explain all you need to know about growing orchids as houseplants. Topics will include: light levels, temperatures, water needs, fertilizing, potting media and repotting, along with the different types of orchids suitable to grow as houseplants. Todd will also demonstrate how to transplant an orchid. Participants are invited to bring along a plant to transplant. This workshop will take place indoors.

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUNBG Research Horticulturist

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. All registrations are considered final. For more information, including fees and on-line registration procedures, please visit the Garden’s website at

The Alpha Course at Elim Pentecostal Church

Ever feel like life is like a roller coaster and what is the real meaning of Life? Ever wonder about where you can go to ask questions or explore the Christian Faith. Why not try an Alpha Course? Alpha is a 10-week course starting September 26 and is designed to help people explore the Christian faith in a non-threatening environment. Some topics covered are Who Is Jesus? Why Did Jesus Die? How Does God Guide Us? The night starts off with a meal, video and small group discussion.

Have any questions, give Wanda a call at 364-8778. Would love to hear from you.

Chair Yoga at the Library with Megan Morgan

Chair Yoga with Megan Morgan

Wednesday, September 27th, 6:00 pm
A.C. Hunter Public Library Community Room

Chair Yoga is for ages 17 and up and all physical conditions and is particularly great for seniors and those with arthritis or an injury.

Call 737-3950 to register.

Christian Foster Family Retreat

Is God calling you to the ministry of foster care?

Have you heard the ads on the radio, and wondered what it’s all about?

Are you already a foster parent, but in need of encouragement?

Reverend Darrell Critch and his wife Sarah have fostered 17 children and they are passionate about this ministry. They are planning a weekend retreat for current and prospective foster parents from September 29 – October 1. The purpose is to raise up, equip, and sustain Christian foster families.

At the retreat there will be times of worship and Bible Study, together with sessions addressing various issues inherent with caring for children who have been removed from their birth parents. There will also be time for family fun and fellowship.

There will be a parallel program for children, to enable parents to attend the adult sessions, and to simply have time for refreshment.

For more information, please call Rev. Darrell at 730-4641.

Acoustic guitarist Don Ross to perform at LSPU Hall

Don Ross will perform at the LSPU Hall for one night only on September 29, touring his latest release “A Million Brazilian Civilians”.

Doors open at 7:45 and show time is 8:00.

Call the Hall at 753-4531 or visit for more info and tickets.

7th Annual Inside Ride

Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and The Candlelighters Association are excited to announce the 7th Annual Inside Ride. It will be taking place on September 30.  This is a team fundraising event for all age groups and 100% of funds raised are donated to Camp Delight. Mark your calendar and organize your teams as we want to surpass our $33,000 raised last year! Check out our video, and e-mail for more info.

PWC Reunion

Prince Of Wales Collegiate – Class Of 1972 45-year reunion is being held at Bally Haly Golf and Country Club on September 30 and October 1.

For further information, contact

Tutor Training Workshop

Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a day-long tutor-training workshop on September 30 at 9 am. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

Matthew 25 Walk A Thon in aid of Gideons Orphans Kenya

Mundy Pond Registration will be October 1, 1 pm at the Mews Centre

John Sands In Concert

Come join us at Cowan Heights United Church on October 1st at 7:00 pm and see John Sands in concert.

Tickets are available at the church office. For more information, call Cowan Heights United Church at 745-2871.

Bulk and Metal Collection Reinstated

Beginning in October the curbside collection of bulk garbage and recyclable metal waste will again be offered to residents of St. John’s. Changes to the program have been made to ensure it is a more effective and economically viable way to offer the service.

This free, by appointment only, pick-up service is offered by waste collection area over a five-week period:

Area 1, Oct. 2-6
Area 2, Oct. 10-14
Area 3, Oct. 16-20
Area 4, Oct. 23-27
Area 5, Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Appointment space is limited, scheduled on a first-come first-served basis, and must be pre-booked in one of the following ways:

– the app St. John’s Waste and Recycling
– online at >When is My Collection Day >Bulk and Metal Waste Collection
– call Access St. John’s at 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489).

Prior to confirming your appointment, be sure what you have will be accepted: size, weight and content requirements are given during the booking process. When making the appointment we require a valid email address, so you will receive an appointment confirmation and reminder.

Please mark your confirmed appointment date in your calendar and ensure your waste items are at the curb and ready for pick up on the assigned date; missed appointments result in unnecessary expenses for the City. Thank you for your cooperation.

Topsail United Church Thanksgiving Breakfast

Topsail United Church Thanksgiving Breakfast will be held on October 7 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Usual great menu, all are welcome.

Contact the church for tickets, phone 834-4567.

Topsail United Church Fall Sale and Soup Luncheon

Topsail United Church Annual Fall Sale of baked goods, preserves and soup luncheon with desserts, tea and coffee will be held on Monday, October 9 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Contact the church for cost, phone 834-4567.

All are welcome.

The St. John’s Storytelling Festival 2017

Come for a tale, a tune, and a time at this year’s edition of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival, running October 10–15th in venues throughout St. John’s. There’s a story for everyone at this year’s festival, with tales from traplines, forests of fae folk, ballads from the Irish coast, stories of the open sea, and recitations from right here at home.

The 2017 St. John’s Storytelling Festival includes concerts and solo performances, story walks, kids events, and workshops. A full schedule is available at

All Ages Geektacular Scavenger Hunt

Come to the AC Hunter Public Library and explore our three floors to uncover the clues that will determine if you are a true Geek Master! Get your clues from the staff on the Children’s floor and explore the geekery of the library! When you’re done hunting, join us for some family-friendly activities. Prizes to be won! Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 PM. Drop-in program, no registration required!

Christian Life Program (Couples for Christ)

Join the Christian Life Program, an opportunity to understand God’s call to us as Christians. CPL is for everyone…married couples, singles, divorced/separated, and widows/widowers.

Enjoy a friendly atmosphere, good discussions, lively fellowship and make new friends. Free admission.

When: October 13-15
Time: October 13 at 7 pm, and October 14 and 15 at 8:30 am
Where: St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Road

For more information, please call Arman at 325-2059 or Cindy at 330-9608.

Topsail United Church Evening With Kevin Collins

Topsail United Church presents an evening with Kevin Collins on October 13 at 7:30 pm, featuring Ray Walsh.

Tickets available by calling 834-4567.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir – Christmas Cantata

Coastal Sounds Choir Association will present its 5th Annual Christmas Cantata Project on December 16th and invites all interested singers to join the massed choir. The first rehearsal will take place on October 14th from 2-5 pm at Topsail United Church. For more information and to register, visit

The Autumn Garden Workshop

October 15, 1:30 PM

October and November need not be the end of the garden display. There are plenty of plants that can help extend our season of interest…be it late flowers, decorative fruit or beautiful fall colour. Get some tips on the best plants to use to extend the garden season and see how we use them in the botanical garden.

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUNBG Research Horticulturist

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. All registrations are considered final. For more information, including fees and on-line registration procedures, please visit the Garden’s website at

Intercultural Film Series

Intercultural expert Dr. Willow Anderson invites you to join us for an evening of film and discussion on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM in the AC Hunter Public Library Community Room. Come and watch the NFB film, Where I Belong, by Arinze Eze and enjoy some topical discussion after. Call 737-3950 to register.

Topsail United Church Annual Fall Flea Market

Topsail United Church Annual Fall Flea Market on October 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Contact the church for admission prices, phone 834-4567.

All are welcome.

Shim Sham Line Dancing at the Library

A.C. Hunter Library in partnership with Lindy Hop on the Rock is excited to bring to you the Shim Sham Line Dance Workshop! This free event is designed for beginner dancers that are interested in a crash course on the hippest line dance from the Jazz Age – the Shim Sham. No partner necessary. Appropriate clothing and shoes you can dance in is recommended. Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 PM in the AC Hunter Library Community Room. Call 737-3950 to register.

Topsail United Church Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Topsail United Church Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner will be held on October 28 at 6:30 P.M. Tickets can be obtained by calling 834-4567. Musical entertainment included.

Growing on Air (Plants!) Workshop

November 2, 6:30 PM

Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist, will introduce you to the fascinating world of Tillandsia: plants that grow without soil! To create your own display, all participants will get two tillandsia to take home.

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUNBG Research Horticulturist

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. All registrations are considered final. For more information, including fees and on-line registration procedures, please visit the Garden’s website at

Battle the Bulls-Eye and Raise and Axe for Mentoring – Throw it Forward!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is thrilled to invite YOU to ‘throw it forward’ at their new axe-throwing event.

Kelly Leach, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, said this is a brand new fundraiser and it all begins with an axe.

‘Throw it Forward’ will take place on Thursday, November 16th. We are encouraging adults in metro St. John’s to embrace their inner lumberjack, assemble a team and join us to battle the bulls-eye and to ‘raise an axe for mentoring’.

Funds raised from this event will help us help more kids.

Businesses and individuals wanting to participate or make a donation can go to for complete details.

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