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February at Manuels River

Admission 50% off in February

Manuels River Exhibit Winter Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 9:30-5:00. (Though exhibits are closed Monday and Tuesday, the Front Desk, Gift Store, Café and events will be open.)

February 23, 7 pm: Dinner and a Movie

February 24, 1-3 pm, February 25, 1-3 pm and February 26, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: Young Scientist – Hibernation

February Movies, Wednesday-Friday at 3 pm, and weekends at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is at 7 Conception Bay Highway, in Conception Bay South. Keep up to date with us @ManuelsRiver on Twitter, “The Manuels River experience” on Facebook, or

West Central NL 2017 Programs

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

Weekly Programs:

The Word – continuing on Tuesdays until March 14, 7-8:15 PM, Room 110 of the College of the North Atlantic at the Grand Falls-Windsor Campus on Cromer Avenue. There is a Q&A session and group study about Christ, searching the Scriptures, and finding Truth. Suitable for ages 18+.

Grand Falls-Windsor and Botwood Prayer Meetings – Every Wednesday night (except for last Wednesday of each month) at 7 PM, February-May and 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, February-April and 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 (January-April and September-November)
– Movie Discussion, last Monday of the month (January-April and September-November)
Point Leamington (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– Gym Night, every Wednesday night (January-May and September-November)
– Discussion, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (January-May and 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.

– March 4
– April 29
– May 27
– June 10
– 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

Dinner and a Movie – Wednesday, February 22

VOAR Concert – Wednesday, May 31

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 nights – February 27 and 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.

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.

Community Volunteers Wanted

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is looking for volunteers to help file simple tax returns for people in their community.

If you have a basic understanding of income tax and want to help your community, come lend a hand! You can register to become a CVITP volunteer at

The CRA offers free training and tax preparation software to community organizations and volunteers.

For more information about the CVITP, to find out how to become a volunteer, or to find a participating community organization in your area, go to, or call us at 1‑800‑959‑8281.

The Fluvarium’s February Kids Club: Animal Tracks

“Animal Tracks”

Kids Club Program for February at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

Every foot print tells a story … what stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories!

Weekends from February 4-26 at 1:30 pm

Program runs approx. 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.

Earth Day Canada – Hometown Heroes Award Program

Are you one of Canada’s eco-heroes?

Earth Day Canada knows the most important environmental work often happens at the local level, which is why they’re on the search for Hometown Heroes who are doing extraordinary work to create greener communities across the country.

The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates these environmental leaders — who could be youth, teachers, small businesses, groups or individuals — and awards cash prizes to help them further their work.

Nominate your hero, or yourself, by February 28th, at

Treat frozen pipes with safety in mind

The pipes in your home can freeze in cold weather. This can leave you with no water or cause your pipes to burst, leading to expensive property damage.

The St. John’s Regional Fire Department recommends that the safest way to thaw frozen water pipes is to obtain the service of a qualified plumber or others qualified in this field.

The following safety tips are recommended to the homeowner should they wish to thaw their own pipes.

If your pipes freeze:

1. Shut off the water immediately. Don’t attempt to thaw the frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints.
2. Apply heat to the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe.
3. Never use an open flame such as a blow torch to thaw pipes. This will create a fire hazard as well as severe risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.
4. Use a certified electric heat tape on the pipe and wait for the water to thaw.
5. Use an electric hair dryer to blow warm air directly on the suspected frozen area.
6. Apply heat until water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, the frozen area is not accessible, of if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.

All Saints Parish

All Saints Parish, ACW are hosting a pancake supper on February 28th at 5:30 pm. Come along and bring a friend. For more information, call Barb at 834-4795.

Pancake Supper and Social

Wesley United Church will be holding a Pancake Supper and social on February 28th at 5:30 pm. Pancakes, breakfast meats and baked beans will be served along with dessert and tea or coffee. Tickets can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 726-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.

Parish of St. John the Evangelist ACW (CBS)

Shrove Tuesday Supper and Mini Bake Sale

Parish Hall, 20 Rectory Road, Topsail, CBS

Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm

Grief and Bereavement Information and Support Program for Men

Time: 7–9 pm beginning February 21 (every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks)

Location:  St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, 6th Floor, Room 6140

To register, please call Mag Snook at 777-8972 or email

VOWR Presents: Dinner and A Show

VOWR Radio presents Spirit of Newfoundland’s Dinner Theatre “Sinatra On The Rocks” on Thursday, March 2nd at the Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. For tickets, call VOWR at 579-9233 or the church office at 579-3682.

World Day of Prayer Service

The World Day of Prayer Service will be held at the Salvation Army in St. John’s West at 174 Mundy Pond Road on March 3rd at 7 pm. The theme for this year is “Am I being unfair to You?”, written by the women of the Philippines. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world, and 2000 communities across Canada for the World Day of Prayer!

The Fluvarium’s March Kids Club

“Hurry Up Spring!”

Kids Club Program for March at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

What can we do to hurry up spring? This March Fluvarium Kids will make a drum and see if they can rush things along a little, move out of the wet cold winter and bring on the first signs of spring! Can we do it? It can’t hurt to try!

* Please Bring a Clean and Dry Tin Can per child.

Every weekend from March 4-26 at 1:30 pm
Program runs approx. 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 –

Trivia Night at the Library

General Trivia Night at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre on March 14 at 7 PM. Call 737-3950 to register your team. Prizes to be won!

Upcoming Deadline – PPGP (Spring 2017)

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and groups).

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15 (projects must start on/after May 15, 2017). Contact ArtsNL for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only),

Nominations for 2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA)

Nominations for the 2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA) are now being accepted. Coordinated by Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers, POYA is an annual awards program that honours enforcement officers in Newfoundland and Labrador that perform beyond the call of duty both on the job and in the community.

Nominations are open until March 20.

2017 POYA nominations are accepted from the general public, provincial organizations as well as any provincial police or peace officer. The POYA awards event is being planned for May 19th at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre in Conception Bay South. For further information on the POYA program please visit

The Fluvarium’s Easter Family Fun Day

A special Easter event at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, April 15th between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm

Join us at The Fluvarium for a day of Easter fun! There will be exciting activities for the whole family including Easter crafts, face painting, egg games, and of course an entertaining Easter Egg Hunt.

Kids can see our salmon eggs and adopt a salmon. When the salmon eggs hatch families can come back for our special release day and release their baby salmon into the water.

We invite you to join our pancake breakfast or hotdog lunch in our Easter café at an additional cost.

For more information, call 754-3474 or email

Spring Nature and Art Camp at The Fluvarium

Come connect with nature this Spring Break at The Fluvarium’s Spring Nature and Art Camp. The camp will be April 18-20 from 9 am to 12 pm for kids grades K-2.

There is limited spacing and preregistration is required.

Join us at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium and connect with nature through crafts and games. This program will include arts and crafts and discovering more about the critters in and around The Fluvarium. Kids will get outdoors at least one time a day, and stay out longer if the weather cooperates.

For more information or to register please call 754-3474 or email

The Fluvarium’s Fly Fishing Course

Join us at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium for our six-week Fly Fishing Course
Instructor – Ian Gall
Class limited to 12 people
Wednesday Evenings 7:00 – 9:15 pm
April 19-May 24

Register today!
Call 754-FISH (3474) or Email

NSO Presents National Arts Centre Orchestra with Shallaway Youth Choir

On Thursday, April 27, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra will present the concert event of the season, as the National Arts Centre Orchestra comes to town, under the direction of Alexander Shelley.

The concert, which also features internationally renowned Grammy and Juno award winning Canadian violinist James Ehnes and Newfoundland and Labrador’s own Shallaway Youth Choir, under the direction of Kellie Walsh promises to be a great evening of world class performances.

As the event falls during provincial Volunteer Week, the NSO is also partnering with the Community Sector Council to offer volunteers complimentary tickets to the event. Tickets for this special offer are limited and more information is available through the Community Sector Council.

Details on the concert are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, April 27
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Place: Arts and Culture Centre

Tickets are available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900) and online at
For more information please visit:

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra

Kiwanis Short Story Competition 2017 – Now Open

The Kiwanis Club of St. John’s, in partnership with Investors Group, is very pleased to announce the second annual short story award competition for high school students (Grade 10-12 or Level 1-3) in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Entrants may submit an original short story of no more than 1500 words. Three prizes will be awarded: 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $250.

Information regarding the competition may be found at
Deadline is April 30.

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