Community Events

Clinch Crescent planned traffic interruptions

Memorial University is notifying the public of planned vehicular and pedestrian traffic interruptions in the area of Clinch Crescent from July 27-August 31.

These interruptions will facilitate work to upgrade existing underground water main and sanitary and storm sewers for the Animal Resource Centre construction project. Clinch Crescent will be reduced to one lane during construction hours. Flag persons will maintain two-way traffic during lane reductions. For periods outside construction hours, Clinch Crescent will remain open for two lane traffic.

This work also involves the closure of a section of sidewalk along Clinch Crescent. Pedestrians will be directed to use a detour around the construction site. Please see a detailed map online.

SPAN – Back To School Program

The Single Parent Association of NL is now seeking school supplies for our Back To School Program, especially back packs and scientific calculators for high school students.

Drop off at 472 Logy Bay Road
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM and 2-4 PM.

Contact or call 738-3405.

Diploma in Theology and Ministry (Roman Catholic Stream)

Queen’s College Fall 2018 Course and Programs: This is a good time to consider opportunities for theological, pastoral and spiritual programs for the fall. Queen’s has lots to offer. Programs are part-time and full-time available on-line and on-campus as credit and non-credit courses. More information is available at our website

For more information contact or call 753-0116.

Prince George Seventh-day Adventist Learning Centre – Spots Available for Fall Enrolment

The Prince George Seventh-day Adventist Learning Centre would like to offer praise and thanksgiving to God for a successful completion of its first school year in operation. The Learning Centre is now preparing for the next school year, starting September 4th, and has available spots for your child’s Christian education.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Prince George SDA Learning Centre, please call 250-649-8458, or send an email to

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium will be open seven days a week, 10 AM to 6 PM until September 7th. Offering public visitation and demonstrations, programming to school groups for the rest of June, camp programs and birthday parties for the duration of the season.

For more information, please contact:
Kiley Best, Board Chair
Ph: (709) 690-3121

Opening of the Cathedral Crypt Tearoom

The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 16 Church Hill in downtown St. John’s, will once again host the ever-popular Cathedral Crypt Tearoom this summer, until August 18.

The tearoom has operated each summer for over twenty years in the crypt of the historic Cathedral. Featuring delicious breads, cookies and scones served with tea and coffee, specialty teas and even hot chocolate and juice for the children, the tearoom is a great way to spend a summer afternoon.

Operating Days/Times: 2-4 pm daily, except Sunday-Tuesday

Come for the first time, or stop by for your annual visit to the tearoom. Reservations are recommended for groups of 8 or more. These can be made by calling the church office at 726-5677.

Annual Puffin Patrol Launch

Each year Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAWS NL) in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Services (CWS) and local residents of the Southern Shore, actively patrol the area for stranded juvenile puffins. Last year over 700 young pufffins, or puffilings, were rescued! Starting from Mid-August until September young puffilings will leave their burrows for the first time at night, following the light of the moon to direct them out to sea. Unfortunately, under various wind and weather conditions, some chicks are attracted by artificial lights along the coast such as streetlights, headlights, and home lights where they end up stranded on land where they would be vulnerable to cars and other hazards.

CPAWS organizes and coordinates volunteer patrols of the area to help rescue the stranded birds, where they are then stored overnight at our headquarters, at O’Briens Bird Island Charters in Bay Bulls. Eager volunteers are welcome to visit headquarters between 9 PM to 12:30 AM every night to receive their kits and training and begin patrolling. The following morning the birds are weighed, measured and banded by CWS for scientific monitoring, where they are then released back to the ocean from local boat tours or from Lower Pond Beach Witless Bay.

To reduce the number of stranded chicks, we encourage local residents of the area to dim all unnecessary lighting in their homes, turn off outside lighting when applicable and use coloured lights or shades outside the home. This year, the young pufflings will be released in the mornings – Mondays from Molly Bawn Tours, Tuesdays from O’Brien’s Tours, Wednesdays from Gatherall’s Tours and Thursday to Sunday, weather permitting, 10:30 AM on Lower Pond Beach, Witless Bay.

To learn more about the program, how you can be involved, how to make your home puffin friendly, or donate to this initiative, please visit or follow us on Facebook @Puffin & Petrel Patrol NL.

How Do you Get to Jellybean Row?

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the premiere of an original musical, “How Do You Get to Jellybean Row?” at Bowring Park’s beautiful amphitheatre – August 16-19.

Join us for a story about learning to embrace change, grow from mistakes, and see the wonder in the world around you.

How Do You Get to Jellybean Row? is written and composed by Kyle McDavid, with instrumentation orchestrated and produced by Peter Andrew MacDonald. Starring over 40 of St. John’s most incredible young stars!

Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 19th, 6:30 PM
Weekend Matinées at 2:00 PM

Admission at the gate, cash only
Cabot 500 Amphitheatre, Bowring Park

**This year featuring “opening act” concerts 30 minutes before showtime.**
For more information, please contact:
or reach out via social media on Facebook, Twitter (@bestkindprod) or Instagram (@bestkindprod).

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.

Bicycle Rack Design Contest

The City is holding a bicycle rack design contest, open to the public, with cash prizes for the winning designs.

Bike rack design submissions should be fun, creative, safe, and functional. Up to two designs can be submitted by individuals, or groups. Submissions must be received by September 7.

Designs will be judged by an evaluation panel and up to three designs will be selected for the shortlist to be announced during BikeFest on Sunday, September 16. Participants whose designs are selected for the shortlist will have until November 9 to submit a full-scale model or prototype. Designs selected for the shortlist will receive a $2,000 prize.

The shortlist prototypes will be put on display and a public poll will determine which shortlist design will win the Peoples’ Choice Award and an additional $1,000.

The contest rules and application form are available on the city website. The contest is not open to City staff, contest evaluation panel members, or their relatives.

The Celtic Fiddlers Silver Shows (Glovertown/Clarenville)

Don’t miss The Celtic Fiddlers Silver shows: August 17th and 18th.

August 17 at Alexander Bay Lions Club, Glovertown at 8:00 PM. Tickets available at Castle Building Supplies, Glovertown, or at the door.

August 18 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Clarenville at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at Clarenville Co-op, or at the door.

Look for our shows at, contact for bookings.

Tickle Swim 2018

On August 18th at 7:00 am, approximately 25 swimmers will BRAVE the cold north Atlantic waters in a 5.1 km open-ocean swim across the tickle from Bell Island to Portugal Cove St. Phillips to support the Canadian Mental Health Association – Newfoundland and Labrador division. The objective of the event is to increase awareness of mental health in our province by demonstrating the connection between mental health and physical fitness.

The 5.1 km swim was conceived and started in 2009 by community activist and St. John’s Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary. The Tickle Swim has grown exponentially and continues to be a much-anticipated summer event.

Your support is needed! Mental Health Matters! Please visit to sponsor a swimmer or get more information and help dismiss the stigma around mental health.

The Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Come experience the ever ancient and ever new. Come experience the Mass of the ages. The Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Traditional Latin Mass) is celebrated every Sunday at 5:15 PM at St. Pius X Parish, Smithville Crescent. Sponsored by Una Voce, St. John’s Chapter. Comprehensive Latin-English translation guides available. For more information, visit or e-mail

Trash Talk: Reduce Food Waste

Food First NL will share practical tips and tools to reduce food waste at home with benefits to your budget and the environment! AC Hunter Public Library, Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.

Language Play for Children with Autism

Come for a free information session where toys and characters will be used to facilitate language development and social interaction through play! This session is for parents and caregivers only and presented by Home Therapy NL. Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm at the AC Hunter Library. Call 737-3950 to register. This program is for adults only.

Bringing Nature Home

Learn how to incorporate nature into the design and décor of your home with certified architectural colour consultant Deborah Gallant from ColourKeen. Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 pm. Please call 737-3950 to register.

Praying for the Avalon Celebration of Hope

Join us in praying for the Avalon Celebration of Hope!

You, your friends, and everyone in your church are invited to join us at a August 29 prayer event for the Avalon Celebration of Hope with Will Graham. It will start at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in St. John’s.

Join the Avalon Celebration Prayer Group on Facebook to share prayer requests, contribute ideas, and invite others to pray for the Avalon region.

Thank you in advance for your participation and prayers as we partner together to reach Avalon with the love of our God.

Book Award Readings

Come to the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library on August 30 from 7-8:30 pm to hear some of the finalists read from their children’s and young adult books. This event is free and is co-sponsored by Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries.

Parkinson SuperWalk

Be an everyday hero in your community. Parkinson SuperWalk takes place this September. Since 1990, the event has been raising awareness and funds to support Canadians with Parkinson’s, their families and the health professionals that treat them. Participate at one of the many locations across Canada. To register yourself or a team, or to volunteer, visit online at or call Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.

3rd Annual Speaker Series on Health and Safety (Prince George, BC)

On the road for the first time, our third annual Speakers Series is heading to Prince George!

With so many changes in our industry, it’s difficult to know what you need to know. SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC is pleased to present “Transportation Safety: What You Need to Know” to northern British Columbia. We’re coming September 12, and we’re bringing in four fantastic speakers who will be discussing the latest safety issues facing the transportation industry today.

Topics include:
– How to build and engage a culture of safety
– The latest on marijuana in the workplace
– What’s new in racking regulations
– Ensuring your safety committee is up to date

For more information regarding the speakers, venue, accommodation, and costs, please click here: Sign up by August 10th to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Coastal Sounds Community Choir invites anyone who loves to sing to join them during the month of September! Come along just for fun or sign up for the term. No audition required, just a love of song and a willingness to learn. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:30 PM at Holy Spirit High School in Manuels, CBS, beginning September 12.

Terry Fox Run

On April 12, 1980 Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope right here in Newfoundland Labrador.

Terry’s courageous example has inspired millions to work to find a cure for cancer. Today, 38 years after Terry began his journey, more than one million people take part in over 9000 Terry Fox Runs in 32 countries around the world and more than seven hundred and fifty million dollars has been raised for cancer research.

This year’s Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday, September 16 at Quidi Vidi Lake. You can register for the run at or you can just join us on run day and join in on the fun. This is a family friendly, non-competitive event where walkers, runners, wheelchairs, roller blades, bikes, strollers, and dogs on leash are encouraged to participate!

Terry’s wish was that we all come together to help keep his dream of raising money to find a cure for cancer alive. Your participation in the Terry Fox Run will do just that.

St. John’s International Circus Festival

The St. John’s International Circus Festival is the first of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador. This four-day festival will take place in St. John’s from September 27-30 and will host world class circus performers including: Fidget Feet (Ireland), Jennifer Gasser (Switzerland), Patinoire (Quebec), Wonderbolt (Newfoundland), a gala performance with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and much more. There will be panel discussions for industry professionals as well as workshops in a variety of circus disciplines. A Family Fun Day is planned for September 29 at the Arts Space in Atlantic Place which is free and open to the public to come take part in a Circus Style fair with vendors, performances and workshops.

For more info, visit or

VOWR Presents – Kevin Collins In Concert – “The Moment Is Mine”

VOWR presents Kevin Collins “The Moment Is Mine”, at Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) on September 27th at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Radio Station VOWR at 579-9233; Fred’s Records, 198 Duckworth Street; Outfitters Army Navy Store, 1091 Topsail Road; or O’Brien’s Music, 278 Water Street. Previous Kevin Collin’s concert tickets sold out fast so get yours early this year and you wont be disappointed!

Living Well With Advanced Cancer

This is an 8-week interactive support group designed to help those living with advanced cancer to reconnect with and sustain meaning in their lives.

Start Date: October 3 (every Wednesday for 8 consecutive weeks…October 3 – November 21)

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden Field Centre, 306 Mount Scio Road

To inquire or register, please contact Pastoral Care Department of Eastern Health at 752-8798.

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