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Humane Services Presents The Real Housecats of St. John’s

The Real Housecats of St. John’s is a week-long cat adoption event, from June 19 to June 25. Adoption fees for Real Housecats will be reduced from $120 to $20.

Humane Services hours of operation during the week-long event:
– June 19 from noon to 6 pm
– June 20 to June 23 from noon to 4 pm
– June 24 and June 25 from 3 to 5 pm

There are over 70 cats and kittens currently available for adoption. To view adoptable pets online please visit the City’s website, search under Quick Links for ‘Adoptable Pets’.

Adoption fees include:
– Full medical examination by our staff veterinarian
– First vaccination
– FeLV and FIV test
– Dewormed
– Flea treated
– Pet insurance (6 weeks)
– Cat care booklet
– Microchip
– Discount of 25 per cent off your first examination with the veterinarian of your choice

For further details on this event, please contact Access St. John’s by calling 311 or 754-CITY (2489).

Community Events at Manuels River – June

June Community Events at Manuels River
Come Celebrate Canada’s 150th!

For more information on any of these events, please email


June 21, 2 pm: Canada 150 Celebration Garden Bloom Ceremony

June 25, 8 am: Canada 150 Celebrations – Bird Hike with Laura King

June 25, 7 pm: Multicultural Evening

June 26, 11 am: Babies@Manuels: Goose on the Loose

June 26, 2 pm: Canada 150 Celebrations – Cultural History Hike

June 26, 7 pm: Canadian Trivia Night

June 27, 10 am: Canada 150 Celebrations – Botany Hike with Cynthia Brown

June 27, 7 pm: Paint with Bobbi Pike

June 28, 12:30 pm: Coffee and Canvas with Bobbi Pike

June 28, 2 pm: Canada 150 Celebrations – Upstream Geology Hike with Dr. Jeremy Hall

June 29, 10:30 am: Canada 150 Celebrations – Wetlands Hike with Emma Bocking and Danielle Fequet (Ducks Unlimited)

June 29, 7 pm: Dinner and a Movie

June 29, 7 pm: Canadian Campfire Sing-Along

June 30, 10 am: Canada 150 Celebrations – Paleontology Hike with Dr. Rod Taylor

June 30, 1-3 pm and July 1, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Young Scientist – Canadian Innovators

The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is at 7 Conception Bay Highway, in Conception Bay South. Exhibit hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm. Visit @ManuelsRiver on Twitter, ‘Manuels River’ on Facebook, or

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.

– July 15
– August 12
– September 9
– October 28
– November 4

Friendship Suppers at the Botwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, last Wednesday of each month at 5:15 PM, except for June-August and 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, June 16 – 7 PM
– 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.

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 June 8 to 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.

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.

Celebrate St.John’s Days with Free Events

Residents are invited to celebrate St. John’s Days from June 23 to June 25 with free events taking place for all ages.

The celebrations begin with the ceremonial firing of the Signal Hill noon day gun, and continue throughout the weekend.

St. John’s Days highlights include a Music @ Atlantic Place concert from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on June 23.

On June 24 Metrobus St. John’s Trolley resumes service for the season with free rides and stops throughout the downtown area. Beginning at 10 a.m. join Susan Brewer for a photography workshop in Bannerman Park. Also in the park, from 2 to 4 p.m. we are hosting a Family Fun Day featuring performances by Wonderbolt Circus, a decorated bicycle rodeo and much more.

There are two inaugural St. John’s Days events on June 25. At 9:30 a.m. the East Coast Trail Association will lead a group hike from MUN Ocean Science Centre in Logy Bay to Quidi Vidi. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. ‘Discover the Tastes of Newfoundland’ with Andrea Maunder, owner and chef of Bacalao at City Hall. Register online.

There are dozens of exciting events to attend, a complete listing is available on the City’s website. Please note that some events are weather dependent.

Centre for Life Fundraising Walk for Life and Family Fun Day

The Centre for Life will be having their annual fundraising Walk for Life and Family Fun Day on June 24th, from 9 am-12:30 pm at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall. Walk around Mundy Pond and return to the hall for a barbecue, refreshments, games, music, face painting and fun for the young and the young at heart. Come have your caricature drawn by Julie! Registration at the parish hall is at 9 am. Sponsor sheets available by contacting the office at 579-1500. Participants can enter their name for a prize of gift cards at the registration desk. Proceeds in aid of the Centre for Life’s supportive and educational community outreach.

First Baptist Church Community Yard Sale

The First Baptist Church is having a community yard sale (and free lunchtime BBQ noon to 1 pm), taking place at 1 Ambassador Place off Wyatt Boulevard, in their parking lot. If the weather is bad, the events will move inside to the gymnasium.

Come out June 24th from 9 am – 3 pm.

Clean out the clutter in your house, then call to reserve your free table, or simply pop by to search for treasures!

For more information call 364-5528 (msg @ ext #200).

SPAN’S Three Indoor Flea Markets

SPAN’S Three Indoor Flea Markets will be held on June 24, July 1 and July 8 from 9 am – 1 pm at SPAN’S Business Office located at 472 Logy Bay Road (inside the building). There will be new items each week.

SPAN is also seeking donations of items for these upcoming Flea markets. Items can be dropped off at 472 Logy Bay Road from 9 am – 4 pm (closed for lunch from 1 pm – 2 pm) from June 5 – July 5.
Please call 738-3401 for more information.

Nature NL — Orchid Walk

June 24, 10 am – 12 pm

NatureNL has an annual short field trip on Mount Scio to view the pink lady slipper orchids. We will meet at the MUN Vivarium Parking Lot, off Mount Scio Road, opposite and a bit east of the MUN Botanical Garden entrance. Park in the paved lot off that roadway, on the right very near Mount Scio Road.

For more details, contact Allan Stein, or visit us at

Free Fun Day in the Park

Free Fun Day in the Park

Presented by Northern Cross Community Church

Come by the Spruce Park Soccer Field at Juniper Street and Hamilton River Road for a Fun Day in the Park, June 24 from 10:30-2:00 pm. Food, games, music, bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, and more. All free. No admission and no tickets. Just bring your family, friends, and your own chair or blanket to relax.

If it rains, we will move the events to the Northern Cross Church Building at 400 Kelland Drive.

Portugal Cove-St.Philips Volunteer Fire Department

It’s that time of year when the Portugal Cove-St.Philips Volunteer Fire Department holds it annual community car wash and BBQ. It’s happening on June 24th from 11-3 pm at the St.Philips Fire Hall, 1119 Thorburn Road. Come by and grab a hamburger or hot dog and get your car washed while supporting your local fire department!

The Fluvarium’s June Kids Club: Salmon The Leaper

“Salmon the Leaper” Kids Club Program for June at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

Join your friends at The Fluvarium and discover the salmon life cycle, hear a story of the mysterious Salmon People, and play a game about the great journey a salmon takes to the ocean.

Every weekend from June 3-25 at 1:30 pm
Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes

This Fluvarium Kids program is Family Fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs
Have you heard? Kids ages 5–10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers, and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months.

Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission.
Ask about our Annual Family Pass.

For more information contact:
754-3474 –

Aurora Women’s Choir Fall Auditions

The Aurora Women’s Choir is seeking new members for September. If you love to sing challenging a cappella repertoire and are looking for a wonderful group of ladies to hang out with, get in touch. Prospective new members should come prepared to sing a selection of their choice and will be asked to sight-read a short passage. Aurora rehearses Sundays from 7-9 pm at Topsail United Church. Audition times are available from June 25 – July 13. Get in touch on Facebook, at or by emailing


City Hall Parking Garage Upgrades Starting Monday

Motorists are advised that construction will be ongoing at the City Hall parking garage starting Monday, June 26 and continuing until September 30, 2017.

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).

Discovery Day Holiday

Due to the Discovery Day holiday on Monday, June 26, most City offices and facilities will be closed. The City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Please note the following:
– Garbage and recycling collection is unaffected by the holiday. As per the regular schedule garbage and recycling will be collected on Monday.
– The Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility is open for commercial users only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– The Visitor Information Centre at 348 Water Street is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– All recreation facilities will be open.
– Parking meter regulations will be enforced, Monday is not a shops closing holiday.

Access St. John’s front counter service will not be available, however the Call Centre is accessible to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online at

The Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camps

The Fluvarium is offering Summer Nature camps designed to capture the interest and the imagination of young campers ages 6-12. Fish on Long Pond, swim at the Aquarena, relax in the forest, and explore nature through engaging and thought provoking programs.

Group size is 10 campers to one Lead Councillor plus one or two Junior Councillors* (ages 13-19).

Junior Discovery Camp is for campers finishing Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2. Discovery Camp is for campers just finishing Grades 1, 2, or 3. Adventure Camp is for campers just finishing Grades 3, 4, or 5.

Limited space is available, and some weeks fill fast, so call to register today at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 754-3474.
Forms can be found on our website at

*Interested in being a Junior Councillor? Junior Councillors assist the lead councillor with camp activities. If you are in Grades 7-12 and are interested in a position as a Junior Councillor, please contact The Fluvarium for more information.

Watermain Rehabilitation Work to Begin the Week of June 26

Beginning the week of June 26, the City of St. John’s will begin rehabilitation work on watermains in several areas of the city in order to reduce maintenance issues and improve service. Work will continue throughout the 2017 construction season starting in Shea Heights, followed by Wedgewood Park and then proceed to the Rabbittown area.

Residents in all the affected areas will be notified by mail before work in their neighbourhood begins.

Two-way traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained where possible, delays are to be expected. Every effort will be made by the contractor to maintain driveway access to properties located within the work site.

Please visit for details, maps and street listings related to this project.

The Access St. John’s Call Centre is available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online.

Queen Elizabeth II Library Presents Annual Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit

The First Space Gallery in the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University is pleased to present its annual art exhibit by current and retired faculty and staff, on view from June 26-August 12.

The opening event takes place on Monday, June 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibit is curated by library employees Joanne Costello and Stephanie Williams, who are formally trained in the visual arts.

For further details please visit here. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Parking is available in lot 18. For gallery hours, please visit here.

Kid Connection Summer Camp and Canada Day Carnival

You are invited to Kid Connection Summer Camp “Let the Son Shine In” from June 27th to June 30th (7 pm – 8 pm each night) and to our Canada Day Kid Connection Carnival on July 1st from 1 pm – 4 pm. Summer Camp is geared to children ages 5 – 11. Join us for fun, games, songs, prizes and more! Located at Eastern Gate Church, 759 Empire Avenue. For more info: 747-5683 or All are welcome!

Drop in Information Session: Affordable Housing 10 Year Strategy

The general public is invited to learn more about the City’s new 10 year Affordable Housing Strategy, currently being developed. We invite everyone to join the discussion and tell us what’s important to you.

Drop in Information Session
What’s important to you as the City of St. John’s builds its new Affordable Housing Strategy?

Wednesday, June 28
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Foran/Greene Room
City Hall, 10 New Gower Street

The session is open to anyone interested in learning more about affordable housing and would like to provide input on the new plan. This family-friendly event will have recreation staff on hand if you would like to bring your children.

Join the conversation online at to learn more about how you can get involved.

Coastal Sounds Summer Adult Music Camp

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Coastal Sounds Summer Music Program. Adult Choir Camp will take place form August 14-18 at Topsail United Church. Registration includes rehearsals and instruction, vocal and other workshops, lunches, social activities and more. Deadline: July 1. See our Facebook event or visit to learn more and register.

St. John’s Celebrates Canada 150

Come join us on July 1 to celebrate Canada 150 with free events throughout the city. This exciting day will start off early with a Sunrise Event and Wake Up the Nation Breakfast at Signal Hill followed by a full afternoon and evening of celebrations at Quidi Vidi Lake. Family Fun Day featuring live entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. at King George V Park, and a concert featuring The Sheepdogs, The Novaks and Mallory Johnson – begins at 6 pm at the Dominion Memorial Market parking lot on Lake Avenue. Keeping with tradition, the day will wrap up with a fireworks display at 10 pm.

St. John’s will join 18 other cities hosting special celebrations across the country.

Metrobus Park N’ Ride is provided all day for these events. For more event information and program details please visit

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:
– Grenfell Historic Properties, St. Anthony, July 2-30
– Nurse Myra Bennett House, Daniel’s Harbour, August 2-15
– French Shore Interpretation Centre, Conche, August 16-30
– Ferriss Hodgett Library, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Corner Brook, September 2-30
– Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, October 2-31


Howard C. Brown Concert Series (Topsail)

In aid of the Old St. John The Evangelist Church
Location: Church Terrace off Spruce Hill Road, Topsail
Time:  2:30-4:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show at the church (cash only at venue), or to reserve tickets, please call 726-0000 (Visa and MasterCard accepted). Patrons can pick up reserved tickets at the church on the day of show.


July 2 – Fergus O’Byrne and Jim Payne
July 9 – Anita Best and Pamela Morgan
July 16 – Matthew Byrne
July 23 – Dave Penny and Bob Taylor
July 30 – Craig Young
August 6 – Leeland and Lori Wareham Bernice and Jennifer Morgan
August 13 – Tom Dawe and Allan Byrne
August 20 – Andy Jones and Mary-Lynn Bernard
August 27 – Paul Dean Joe and Linda Byrne Harry Ingram

Free Webinar – CSC NL – Employment Standards for Nonprofit Organizations

The Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting a free Employment Standards Webinar for nonprofit employers, employees and volunteers on July 5th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Registration link (registration is required) and more information can be found at under “Events” or at

Chair Yoga at the Library with Megan Morgan

Chair Yoga for ages 17 and up. It is particularly greats for seniors and those with arthritis or an injury. Join us on July 5th at the AC Hunter Library 1st floor community room from 6-7 pm. Please call 737-3950 to register.

All Saints Parish (Foxtrap)

All Saints Parish Ways and Means Committee are holding an outdoor Flea Market on July 8th from 9 am to 3 pm on the front parking lot. We will accept gently-used items and clean clothing, also hot dogs and rolls, ketchup, relish and onions. Monetary donations will also be accepted. We will be selling moose burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. You can rent a table for $15 or 2 tables for $25. For more information, please contact Barb Tilley at 834-4795 or Sandra Taylor at 240-2114.

Kids Camp

July 10-14, 9 am – 4 pm

Kids ages 4-12 enjoy a Camp day filled with games, bouncy castle, crafts, canteen, Bible story and much more.

Taking place at Larkhall Academy on Larkhall Street.

For more info, contact Russell and Lori Smith (co-directors) at #682-4268 / #437-5637 or e-mail

Home Staging at the Library

Trying to sell your home? Realtor told you to depersonalize? On July 12th at 6:30 PM, join professional organizer and stager, April Miller to learn tips and tricks to sell your house faster and for more money. It will take place at the A.C. Hunter Library Community Room, 1st floor. To register, please call 737-3950.

For more information, please contact:

A.C. Hunter Adult Library at 737-2133, or visit online:

Half Day Camp

July 17-21, 9 am – 1 pm

Kids 4 – 12 enjoy a half day filled with games, bouncy castle, crafts, Bible story and much more.

Taking place at Larkhall Academy on Larkhall Street.

For more info, contact Russell and Lori Smith (co-directors) at #682-4268 / #437-5637 or e-mail

High Power Soccer Camp

July 24 to July 28, 9 am – 4 pm

Kids 4 – 15 enjoy a day filled with soccer skills, canteen, Bible story and a big Soccer scrimmage at the end of the day. $25 discount if registered by June 30th.

Taking place at Larkhall Academy on Larkhall Street.

For more info, contact Russell and Lori Smith (co-directors) at #682-4268 / #437-5637 or e-mail

Floor Hockey Camp

July 31 to August 4, 9 am – 4 pm

Children 7-13 enjoy a day of Hockey skills, games, canteen, Bible lesson and a hockey scrimmage game at the end of each day. $25 discount if registered before June 30th.

Taking place at Larkhall Academy on Larkhall Street.

For more info, contact Russell and Lori Smith (co-directors) at #682-4268 / #437-5637 or e-mail

What’s Wrong With My Plant? Workshop

September 14, 6:30 PM

This presentation will introduce gardeners to the most common problems seen on our local plants. This is primarily pests and diseases but in some circumstances, environmental. Tips on how to reduce the incidence of plant problems and in be some cases, how to control them, will be discussed. The emphasis will be on outdoor plants. 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:

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 in 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 using growing in our area.

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

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 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

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

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