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Alcoholics Anonymous

Is drinking causing problems?

Alcoholics Anonymous can help.

Call 1-888-579-5215 or aastjohns.com.



The Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camp

The Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camp Registration is now open!

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 a maximum of 12 campers to one Lead Counsellor. Assisting the Lead Counsellor will be two Junior Counsellors (ages 13-19).

Contact the Fluvarium for Camp cost. Campers will be provided with a T-shirt (personalized size selection available until May 27)

Discovery Camps are for campers just finishing Grades 1, 2, or 3. Adventure Camps are for campers just finishing Grades 3, 4, or 5. Individual camp schedules repeat weekly, be sure to call for availability.

Register today at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 754-3474.

Forms can be found on our website at www.fluvarium.ca.



Trail Patrol Training at MUN Botanical Garden

Do you and your family enjoy getting outside, hiking trails, and chatting with visitors? Volunteering with MUN Botanical Garden’s trail patrol may be the right job for you. Trail patrol volunteers are members of the Friends of the Garden who help during open hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily, May – November. Families are welcome to volunteer as a group.

Duties can include, while hiking the trails: collecting litter, checking for fallen trees or any other hazards along the trails, providing assistance to visitors on the trails and communicating with staff via the visitor services desk.

Please email bgprograms@mun.ca if you are interested in attending an upcoming training session.



Upcoming Grief and Bereavement Sessions

Are you grieving due to having lost someone you love? Would you like to find out information about grief and the grieving process? Do you wish to learn some things you can do to help yourself and others during times of grief?

If so, please join Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Regional Coordinator of Bereavement Services, Eastern Health on Tuesday, August 9th from 7–9 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at L.A. Miller Centre.

This two-hour session will provide information on understanding grief, guide you through the grieving process, and provide tips on what you can do to help yourself and others during times of grief. There will be short videos, discussions and sharing (optional) of thoughts and feelings on grief.

For further information, call Peter Barnes at 777-2167, email peter.barnes@easternhealth.ca or call Mag Snook at 777-8972, email margaret.snook@easternhealth.ca.

PLEASE NOTE:  These sessions are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at L.A. Miller Centre and on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. in the Boardroom at Daffodil Place.

All sessions are free and open to the general public.



August Events at Manuels River, CBS

This August at Manuels River!

Daily in August, 1 and 3 pm: Guided Tours of the River at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Interpreters guide you through the paleontology, geology, biology, and human history of Manuels River on upstream or downstream trails. Included with cost of admission (under age 5 free with adult) or with a membership, no pre-registration needed.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends, 12:30 and 2:30 pm: Outrageous Science Demos at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. FREE of charge, but donations welcome, no pre-registration needed. Days and times may be subject to change.

Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm: Nalcor Summer Science Camp at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Children, aged 6-11. A River Adventure to remember! Learn through play with nature hikes, crafts, science experiments, movies, games and make friends! Spaces available, but they’re filling up fast. Registration for each camp closes the Thursday before. Pre-registration required. Download forms at manuelsriver.com/programs/camps/ Members enjoy a 10% discount on camp fees.

Thursdays, 7 pm: Campfire and Sing-a-Long at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Meet our Interpreters on the rocks by the Gazebo (just above the Manuels River Bridge) for a sing-a-long and marshmallow roast. By donation, no pre-registration needed. Parent/Guardian must attend with children.

August 16, 7 pm: Paint and Pinot with Bobbi Pike at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Back by popular demand! Local artist Bobbi Pike can help unleash your inner Picasso. Learn how to paint like a pro in this step by step class and create your very own work of art. Reservations must be made in advance by August 8 or 15. Call 834-2099 ext. 206 for details and to reserve your spot, space is limited. 19+ event, valid ID required.

August 19, 1-3 pm / August 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm / August 21, 1-3 pm: Young Scientist – Kitchen Chemistry II at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. See the fun you can have with stuff you can find around the house. Science is everywhere! Included with admission (under age 5 free with adult) or membership, no pre-registration needed. Parent/Guardian must attend with children.

August 20, 9:30 am to 5 pm: End of Summer Sale at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Join us in the gift store for 20% off selected merchandise as we make room for new fall products.

August 22, 11 am: Babies@Manuels Movie – Happy Feet at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Baby/toddler-friendly movie every second Monday with lower sound, changing tables, snacks, and understanding parents. Included with admission (under age 5 free with adult) or membership. No pre-registration needed.

August 25, 7 pm: Dinner and A Movie at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS. Enjoy a night out with three course dinner by Coffee Matters, followed by a movie in our Theatre. Vote for the movie you want on our Facebook event page. Tickets must be purchased in advance by 5 pm, August 24.

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South. @ManuelsRiver on Twitter, ‘The Manuels River experience’ on Facebook, or manuelsriver.com.



Half Price Cat Adoption for the Month of August

The Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption shelter is at capacity, there are over 80 adorable cats and kittens in need of a ‘fur’ever home. If you have a place in your home for a shelter animal, you could save the life of an animal in need.

For the month of August we’ve reduced the cat adoption fee by half – from $120 down to $60. All cats are vaccinated, Felv/FIV tested, dewormed and flea treated. Many of our cats are spayed or neutered.

Visit our cats online (Stjohns.ca > Living in St. John’s > Animal Care and Adoption > Adoptable Pets) or in person at 81 Higgins Line open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and on weekends, 3 to 5 p.m.

Should you have questions please contact Access St. John’s by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online.



The Powers Pond Family Canoe and Kayak Summer Program

The program will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-8 p.m. The program takes place until August 25th.

For more details call the program coordinator, Katie Bennett, at 685-7369.



Old Historic Anglican Church (Topsail)

Evening Prayer will be held at the Old Historic Anglican Church, Church Terrace, Topsail at 7 p.m. on August 14th, 21st and 28th. All are welcome.



The Fluvarium’s Field Trip Opportunity

The Fluvarium is reaching out to all Day Camps, Recreation Groups, and Summer Youth Groups and offering a fun and unique experience for summer camp kids.

The hour-long field trip will allow kids ages 5-12 to explore The Fluvarium and take part in indoor and outdoor activities including toad talks, fish feedings and scavenger hunts.

Chaperones are free!

For more information and cost, phone 754-3474 or email education@fluvarium.ca.



ArtsNL info sessions on arts funding opportunities

ArtsNL will hold two arts funding opportunity Public Information Sessions (one on the Professional Project Grants Program and one on the Community Arts Program) in St. John’s on Tuesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 25 respectively from 2-4 p.m. in the ArtsNL boardroom. For more information, visit schedulicity.com/scheduling/ANA5V5/workshops, or call 726-2212 ext. 203, or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or email jjamieson@nlac.ca.



The Crafted Home Exhibit

Opening at The Craft Council Gallery, August 27 – The Crafted Home – an exhibition of contemporary home furnishings and accessories designed and handcrafted for creative living.

Craft Council Gallery
August 27 – October 1

The Crafted Home
Opening reception – August 27, 2–4 p.m.



Piper’s Frith Writers’ Retreat

Buy yourself time to create with the Piper’s Frith Writers’ Retreat, in beautiful Kilmory Resorts, Swift Current, Newfoundland coming up this October. You’ll get five days in a chalet surrounded by the Piper’s Hole River, fifteen meals, five small-group sessions with one of our three mentors, and two private meetings with either playwright, Robert Chafe, poet, Don McKay, or fiction writer, Leslie Vryenhoek. For more information, visit www.literaryartsnl.com. Registration closes August 30.



Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Coastal Sounds Community Choir celebrates its 10th year in CBS with rehearsals commencing on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School in Manuels. New members are always welcome and no auditions necessary. For more information, please visit our website at coastalsounds.ca or email info@coastalsounds.ca.



Cowan Heights United Church

John Sands in Concert at Cowan Heights United Church at 7 pm on September 18. Tickets are available from the church office on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon in advance or at the door.



Grief and Bereavement Information and Support Group

An 8-week program for people grieving the loss of a loved one.

Start Date: Thursday, September 22
Location: Health Sciences Centre
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Will run 8 consecutive Thursdays

To register, please contact Jacintha Penney or Paul Grimes at 777-6959 or e-mail Paul.Grimes@easternhealth.ca.



VOWR Presents – Kevin Collins In Concert – “Better Than Today”

VOWR presents Kevin Collins “Better Than Today”, at Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) on September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. 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. Last year’s concert tickets sold out fast so get yours early this year and you wont be disappointed!



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