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The Fluvarium’s Balti House

The Fluvarium’s Balti House
Call the Curry Hotline: 690-8171

The Fluvarium’s red seal chef Antoine is cooking up Balti style curry dishes.

Delivery is available exclusively to Pippy Park Campsite or pickup at the Fluvarium (24 hours notice is required).

Available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, until August 10th.

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).

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.

Ed Kavanagh Summer Celtic Harp Concerts

After a five-year hiatus, Ed Kavanagh will be back at the Basilica Museum this summer presenting his Weaving the Wind Celtic harp concerts. The Basilica Museum is at 200 Military Road, just a little west of the Basilica. Concerts run from July 4th to August 17th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Come along to hear some beautiful Newfoundland and Celtic tunes performed on one of the world’s oldest and most enchanting instruments. There will also be songs and even some surprises.

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 @ Bannerman Park concerts continue this year and are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 20 and September 17.

The Music @ series has expanded to include concerts at Bowring Park and Atlantic Place. Music @ Bowring Park takes place at the Husky Energy Pavilion near the fountain pond from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 6 and September 10, while 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.

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, 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.

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 (see dates below)

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 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

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 until August 12.

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. For gallery hours, please visit here.

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.

DMC – Standard First Aid – St. John’s

Dallas Mercer Consulting (DMC) is now offering Standard First Aid with AED/CPR Level C.

Delivered by DMC’s St. John Ambulance-Certified Instructor, this program is for any individual that intends to respond to a medical or emergency situation.

Topics include:

– Roles and Responsibilities of the First Aider

– Casualty Management

– Infant Resuscitation

– Medical Conditions

– Burns

– Wound Care

and much more!

Course dates: July 24-25 and August 10-11

Register today!

Visit our webpage:
Phone: 364-3900 ext. 110

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

Newfoundland Blooms

On July 29th from 12 to 5 pm and Sunday, July 30th from 10 am to 4 pm, experience Newfoundland Blooms: A Floral Extravaganza! Free admission (to display rooms only) at MUN Botanical Garden, 307 Mt. Scio Road.

Discover the diversity of plants that can be grown locally. Plants on display are samples from members gardens (except for some of the Floral Design material). The FDG display will be celebrating the Canada 150 birthday, with the title “O Canada Glorieux et Libre”. Come smell the roses from local gardens and be amazed!

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

The Fluvarium’s Annual Fish Fry

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is holding its annual Fish Fry on Tuesday, August 1st between 5:30 and 8:30 pm with dinner at 6 pm.

The Fluvarium’s own Red Seal Chef, Antoine Harding, has prepared a delicious 3 course meal.

This is an event you won’t want to miss.

To get your tickets or for more information, call 754-3474 or email

5th Annual Tickle Swim for Mental Health

On August 19th at 7 am approximately 20 swimmers will embark upon a 5 km open-ocean swim across the tickle from Bell Island to Portugal Cove St. Phillips in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association – Newfoundland and Labrador.

Please support our swimmers in their efforts by sponsoring them and joining us on August 19th (or Aug 20th depending on weather) to cheer them on.

For more information or to make a donation in honour of a swimmer, please visit

2017 NLCU Fresh Fish Award

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) and the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (LAFNL) are pleased to announce the call for submissions for one of the country’s most lucrative literary awards for unpublished writers: The Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers.

The Award is intended to serve as an incentive for emerging writers in the province by providing them with financial support, recognition, and professional editing services for a book-length manuscript in any genre.

The winning author will receive a cash prize of $5,200 and $1,000 towards professional editing services for the winning manuscript. The runners-up will each receive $1,200.

For a full list of eligibility rules and submission guidelines, please visit

Submission deadline: Hand delivered, mailed, or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5.

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, beginning September 6. New members are always welcome, no audition required. If you love to sing, this choir is for you! Visit or email for more info.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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