Community Events

SESP classes

The Single Parent Association of NL will soon be starting a new class of their pre-employment program (SESP).

If you are a single parent on Income support for 3 months or more, then you are eligible to register for this program. We will help you learn the skills to return to the work force, or to pursue further education. You will learn skills to a successful job interview, resume writing, labour laws, stress management and so much more. Let SPAN help you on your career path today. For more information, call 738-3401 (St. John’s and surrounding area) or 596-0783 (CBN area).



VETS Canada Drop-In and Support Centre (Ottawa)

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) is pleased to announce the grand opening of their first Drop-In and Support Centre in downtown Ottawa at 517 Besserer Street – set to open doors on September 17.

The VETS Canada Drop-In and Support Centre, the very first of its kind in Canada, will be open throughout the week and will be operated by a full-time VETS Canada staff person. Allowing Veterans a safe and welcoming space to receive immediate peer, emotional and/or emergency support, the Centre will include a Veteran’s lounge, computer centre, library, common/social area, laundry facilities and phone station. Veterans will also be able to access food and travel support, and connection to external resources (e.g. Veterans Affairs Canada, community organizations) as needed.

A reception will be held on September 24 at 6 PM (EDT) in honour of the Centre’s grand opening.



Volunteers Needed

The Single Parent Association of Newfoundland (SPAN) is in urgent need of volunteers to work in our Outlet on Wednesdays and Fridays. People may volunteer for the entire day or for half a day. Please call 738-3401 or email ebalsom@spanl.ca.



Thriving Not Surviving

You don’t need to decline as you age! Learn the tricks to living a healthy life filled with vitality and joy with Kelly Ryan, RHN, on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm at the AC Hunter Library. Call 737-3950 to register.



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.



Fixing Dylan

Fixing Dylan, a new play by Justin Peddle, is playing at the Arts and Culture Centre, September 19-22.

For more information, visit secondlightproductions.ca.



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.



Pouch Cove Heritage Days

Pouch Cove Heritage Days will take place at Pouch Cove Lions Club on Satellite Road, from September 21-23.

See Pouch Cove Heritage Society’s Facebook page for times and programmes.



Fall Equinox Celebration

The Program Committee of the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, together with the Anglican, Catholic, and United Church Leaders invite you to join them in an Equinox Celebration of song, music, reflection and prayer to honour the beginning of Fall. This event will focus on the blessings of the Four Elements – fire, air, soil and water – and will take place around a bonfire at Middle Cove Beach at 7:00 PM on September 21. For further information, call 722-0082 or email mcej@live.com.



St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Goulds-Kilbride)

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Goulds-Kilbride now has two Worship times each Sunday, one at 8:30 AM and one at 10:30 AM.

All are welcome.



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 youtube.com/watch?v=SqvYjwTr8C0 or e-mail unavoce.sopc@gmail.com.



Carroll Baker’s Gospel and Hits Tour

Carroll Baker’s Gospel and Hits Tour kicks off in Atlantic Canada in Fredericton, New Brunswick and finishes by crossing the island of Newfoundland.

Arts and Culture Centres:

  • Stephenville, September 25
  • Corner Brook, September 26
  • Grand Falls, September 27
  • Gander, September 29

Carbonear, September 30 at Princess Sheila Nageira Theatre

St. John’s, October 1 at Holy Heart Theatre

A celebration of music, faith and inspiration for people of all ages.

For complete details, please visit carrollbakersinger.ca or vaughncoentertainment.com.

On sale at all venues.



Family History Society of NL

The Family History Society of NL’s September lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute on Ridge Road. Edward Wade will discuss the history of Flatrock and the Wade family; “Flatrock by way of Windgap”. All are welcome. Free parking available.



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 stjohnscircusfest.com or facebook.com/SJCircusFest/



Learn to Run at the Library

Have you ever wanted to run, but you are not sure how to start? Come and learn with us! Lace up your sneakers and join us for an interactive session with the Running Room! Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 pm at the AC Hunter Library. Call 737-3950 to register.



Trivia Night Fundraiser

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Time: September 27 from 7-9 PM
Place: Spruce Hills Community Church, 1496 Topsail Road, Paradise

Pay at the door or pre-register by emailing clush@sprucehills.ca.

Snacks and drinks available for purchase

There will be fun and prizes!



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!



2018 Fall Conferences (Corner Brook)

Join us on September 29 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for exciting and thoughtful sessions intended to ignite and fuel your passion for sharing the gospel. This year’s training sessions will equip you for ministry as you learn to engage with authentic love to those on your GRID.

Dr. Derrick Mueller will be hosting the following sessions:

• Authentic Evangelism – Understanding My Neighbour
• Authentic Community – Organizing and Structuring for Growth
• Authentic Leadership – Leadership 101
• Authentic Team – Growing Together

Online registration: tinyurl.com/ya4xcug3

Location:
SonRise Ministries Family Faith Church
29 Wellington Street
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 5H5

Conference Schedule:
8:30 AM – Registration
9:00 AM – Morning Sessions
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Afternoon Sessions
4:30 PM – Close

Please contact Bryan Cawthra at 1-888-482-4253 ext. 411, or email bryan@gideons.ca if you need assistance.



Loon Bay United Church Camping Centre – Family Day

Loon Bay United Church Camping Centre will be hosting a Family Day on September 29 beginning at 10 AM.

There will be coffee and muffins, a sale table, a silent auction, entertainment (local music), and children and family programming all day.

A big lunch will be offered, consisting of soup, fish and brewis, baked beans and bologna, chili, and macaroni and cheese. There will also be hot dogs, chips and drinks for children. Take-out cold plates will also be available.

Come out and meet old friends and make new ones while supporting your camp. Children welcome!



Arts Northeast 7th Annual Fall Art Exhibition and Sale

Art exhibition and sale of original art, featuring Dora Cooper, Michelle Whitten LaCour, Brenda Rowe, Pat Hayden and Ryan Joan Roberts

It will take place at Hampton Inn and Suites, 411 Stavanger Drive on September 29th, from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Free admission and no tax

VISA and MasterCard accepted

Artists will be present and everyone is welcome.



Chefs for Trails

An outdoor food experience is coming to Manuels River.

Join us for a walk along the scenic Manuels River trails on September 30 for a unique culinary experience featuring renowned local chefs as they prepare delectable small plates with local ingredients.

For more information, visit our Chefs for Trails event page at facebook.com/ChefsforTrails or e-mail info@manuelsriver.com.



Walk-a-thon

MATTHEW 25 Outreach

Annual Walk in support of Orphanage and School in Kenya will take place on September 30, 2-4 PM at Mundy Pond

There will be prizes and refreshments.

Register at Dominion on Blackmarsh Road, or call Margie Stead at 746-6492.



Healing Service (Bay Roberts)

Healing service: Sunday, September 30th at 7:00 PM at Grace United Church, Bay Roberts, Roger Maunder and the Inner Healing Musicians will provide opportunity to experience the healing power of God’s presence through Word, music and prayer. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a friend! Open to all denominations.



Arts and Culture Centres – “How Sweet It Is” – The Very Best of James Taylor

Sandy Morris and Brian Way bring “How Sweet It Is” – The Very Best of James Taylor to the Arts and Culture Centres this October.

With an all NL all-star lineup featuring Steve Power, Scott Mansfield, Leanne Kean, with Sandy Morris, Michael Snelgrove, Michael Billard, and Brian Way, please join us as we celebrate the hall of fame career of one of music’s most beloved artists.

Tickets are on sale now and are available to purchase online at artsandculturecentre.com or at the local ACC box offices.

Arts And Culture Centre tour dates:

October 2 – Labrador West, Arts and Culture Centre
October 8 – Gander, Joseph R Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre
October 10 – Stephenville, Arts and Culture Centre
October 11 – Corner Brook, Arts and Culture Centre
October 12 – Grand Falls-Windsor, Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts
October 16 – St. John’s, Arts and Culture Centre



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.



Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshops

We will take a hands-on approach to creating a master resume that shows all that you have to offer to potential employers. You will develop skills to adjust your master resume for individual job applications, making it a more focused, more powerful tool. We will look at examples of excellent cover letters for inspiration and you will develop your own cover letters that will convey what you can bring to the job and to the organization. AC Hunter Public Library Thursdays, October 4th, 11th, and 18th at 11:00 am. Call 737-3950 to register.



Cannabis and Medical Usage

An information session on the medical uses of cannabis: its medical components and effects on the body with Dr. Alia Norman, radiation oncologist. Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 pm at the AC Hunter Library. Please call 737-3950 to register.



Topsail United Church Thanksgiving Breakfast

Topsail United Church annual Thanksgiving Breakfast will be held on October 6 from 8-11 AM, usual great menu.

All are welcome.



Loon Bay United Church Camping Centre – Variety Concert

On October 6 at 7 PM, the Loon Bay United Church Camping Centre will have a benefit concert to raise funds for youth camps.

Come and enjoy an evening of Gospel, Country and Newfoundland music. Performers will include Rev. Bill Matchem, Ralph Angel, Eli Torraville, and others.

There will also be baked goods, grab bags, crafts, free coffee, tea and sandwiches.



Topsail United Church Fall Sale with Soup Luncheon

Topsail United Church Annual Fall Sale with Soup Luncheon and Dessert will be held on Monday, October 8 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Sale of baked goods, preserves, crafts, etc. Luncheon with soup, roll, dessert, coffee and tea.

All are welcome.



The Canadian Coast Guard Hosts the 10th Annual Uniformed Services Gala

Join Wade Spurrell, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic, as he hosts the 10th annual Uniformed Services Gala on October 13th. There will be special guest speaker Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of National Defense and the emcee will be Matthew Wheaton, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic. The gala is a respected tradition among those who serve or have served. It was created to bring all uniformed services together in a relaxed and cordial mess dinner environment.

The Uniformed Services Gala will be held at the Surgeon Lieutenant Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building, The Boulevard, Pleasantville. The gala is open to all ranks, retirees and their spouses.

The event will start at 6 PM, with dinner at 7:30 PM. Tickets available until October 10th. Meal will be prime rib (substituted with stuffed chicken breast if required).

This is a formal event.

Dress for Military: MESS Kit or 2B

RCMP: Walking Out Order

All others: Dress uniform or business suit

Spouses: Formal wear

Veterans: Veterans attire

For tickets, contact Matthew Wheaton (Matthew.Wheaton@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, phone 770-8377) or Wade Stagg (Wade.Stagg@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, phone 689-7612), or contact your respective organization.



Art Hive at the Library

Make art, collaborate, and engage with members from your community at out Art Hive: a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist in an environment of inclusion, respect and learning. All ages are welcome, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. AC Hunter Public Library, October 10th at 3:00 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.



Cannabis legislation and Public Perception Information Session

Join us for an information session on marijuana legalization in Canada and what this means for the general public, presented by Marc Kielly. The AC Hunter Library, Wednesday October 10th at 7:00 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.



Flipper Dinner – Wesley Church

Wesley Church will be holding a Flipper Dinner (with dessert, tea and coffee) on Thursday, October 11th at 6:00 pm. Eat-in only, there will be no take-outs available. For tickets, call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.



Church of the Good Shepherd

Church of the Good Shepherd presents Dinner Theatre 2018

Featuring the music and humour of Shelia Williams at Reid Centre in Mount Pearl

The Parish of the Good shepherd is pleased to present our annual dinner theatre featuring a three-course roast beef dinner, entertainment by Shelia Williams and music by Bob Smart.

For an evening of laughter and fun, join us on October 13 at 7 pm.

Tickets are available by contacting the church office at 747–1022, Kathy at 699–0606 or Donna at 364–6673.



Chair Yoga at the Library

Chair Yoga is an excellent class for those with limited mobility or injuries. For this class, yoga poses, breath work, and relaxation are done in the chair. Tuesday October 16th at 10 am at the AC Hunter Library. Call 737-3950 to register.



Learn to Run at the Library

Have you ever wanted to run, but you are not sure how to start? Come and learn with us! Lace up your sneakers and join us for an interactive session with the Running Room! Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 pm at the AC Hunter Library. Call 737-3950 to register.



Wesley Church Fall Fair

Wesley Church’s Annual Fall Fair will be held on October 20th starting at 10:00 am with the usual sale of goods and morning coffee. At 5:30 pm there will be a roast beef dinner. Dinner will be followed by an auction. Tickets for the dinner can be obtained from Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.



Money Matters Workshop “RESPs and Other Ways to Save”

AC Hunter Public Library
Thursday, November 8th
6:30 pm

This workshop will explore how RESPs can help you save for the future! A certified financial advisor will be on hand to walk you through the possibilities.

Call 737-3950 to register. Space is limited.



Art Hive at the Library

Make art, collaborate, and engage with members from your community at out Art Hive: a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist in an environment of inclusion, respect and learning. All ages are welcome, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. AC Hunter Public Library, November 14th at 3:00 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.



NL Literary Tour

The finale for the 2018 Literary Tour NL is at AC Hunter Library on November 17. In the morning from 10:30-12 there will be readings and author signings for children’s books. In the afternoon there will be three panel sessions on different aspects of writing and publishing. The evening session will feature a keynote speaker and author signings. Check out their Facebook page – Literary Events NL.



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