Community Events

July Community Events at Manuels River

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is located at 7 Conception Bay Highway in Conception Bay South. For more information, or to register for any of these programs, call 834-2099 ext. 206, or connect with us on social media: @ManuelsRiver on Twitter, ‘Manuels River’ on Facebook, or manuelsriver.com.

Daily, 10:30 am and 2 pm. Guided Fossil Site Visits

Every Monday, 1-4 pm Giant Floor Map

Every Tuesday, 11 am – 2 pm Lunch Unplugged

Every Wednesday, 2-4 pm Wacky Science Wednesdays

Every Thursday, 7 pm, Campfire Sing-A-Long

Every Friday, 2-4 pm, Fossil Fridays

July 17, 7 pm: Twilight Fairy Door Tours



Kids Camp and Half Day Camp / New Found Life Bible Camp

July 16-20, 9 am to 4 pm – Children ages 4-12 can come and enjoy a week filled with games, crafts, Bible lessons, puppets, bouncy castle, canteen and much more. Camp takes place at Larkhall Academy, Larkhall Street. To register or for more info, please call or text 709-682-4268. Children are welcome to join us for the half-day program from 9 am – 1 pm.



Kids Code Jeunesse Docks in St. John’s on July 17 for Free Teacher Workshops

Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ), in partnership with Lighthouse Labs, is pleased to announce that its national Code Create Teach series will sail through Atlantic Canada this summer, with a first stop in St. John’s on Tuesday, July 17.

Inaugurated at the Canada Science and Technology Museum this past spring, Code Create Teach is a groundbreaking national campaign of free, full-day workshops that provide Canadian K – 12 educators with the tools to incorporate the basics of computational thinking and coding inside and outside the classroom.

With a total of 26 workshops in every province and territory, Code Create Teach gives educators the skills and confidence they need to inspire students to tinker, play and experiment with technology so they can become makers rather than consumers of their digital world.

DATE: Tuesday, July 17
TIME: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM (NDT)
LOCATION: District Conference Centre (40 Strawberry Marsh Rd, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1B 2V5)
DETAILS: eventbrite.com/e/code-create-teach-st-johns-registration-46950292589

To find out more about KCJ and its mission across Canada, have a look at the following animation:

https://youtu.be/4uYZYRK0ebs

Follow Kids Code Jeunesse and Lighthouse Labs on Twitter:

@kidscoding | @lighthouse_labs



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. The tearoom opens for the season on July 11 at 2 pm.

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.

Dates and times are as follows:

Tearoom Opening Date: July 11

Tearoom Closing Date: August 18

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.



Scratch Club for Kids

Learn how to code and create with SCRATCH, an interactive and imagination-based programming tool to create stories and fun on the computer! Ages 8-12 in the AC Hunter Library Computer Room. This program will run on July 18 and 25 in two groups. Group A will meet from 10-11 AM, and Group B will meet from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Please call 737-3950 to register as space is limited (10 per group).



Camp Moose on the Loose Kids Program

Free Kids Program!
For kids ages 4-12
July 18-20 – 6-8 pm and July 21 – 11 am-1 pm with free BBQ

Games, crafts, skits, Bible stories, cotton candy, and more. Hours of fun and excitement!
Free BBQ for everyone including parents at 12 noon on July 21st.

Please register on our Facebook Page: First Baptist Church NL

First Baptist Church
1 Ambassador Place, Mount Pearl (off Wyatt Blvd)

Call 364-5528 for more information.



St. John’s SPCA Spay and Neuter Assistance Program

The St. John’s SPCA will be accepting approximately 100 new applications for their Spay and Neuter Assistance Program starting Thursday, June 28th. This allows pet guardians in financial need access to low-cost surgeries. If interested, please visit their website: spcastjohns.org/programs/spay-neuter-assistance-program.



Kids Code Jeunesse (Gander)

Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ), in partnership with Lighthouse Labs, is pleased to announce that its national Code Create Teach series will sail through Atlantic Canada this summer, with a stop in Gander on Thursday, July 19.

Inaugurated at the Canada Science and Technology Museum this past spring, Code Create Teach is a groundbreaking national campaign of free, full-day workshops that provide Canadian K – 12 educators with the tools to incorporate the basics of computational thinking and coding inside and outside the classroom.

With a total of 26 workshops in every province and territory, Code Create Teach gives educators the skills and confidence they need to inspire students to tinker, play and experiment with technology so they can become makers rather than consumers of their digital world.

DATE: Thursday, July 19
TIME: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM (NDT)
LOCATION: Central Regional Office (203 Elizabeth Drive, Gander, Newfoundland A1V 1H6)
DETAILS: eventbrite.com/e/code-create-teach-gander-registration-47086481935

To find out more about KCJ and its mission across Canada, have a look at the following animation:

https://youtu.be/4uYZYRK0ebs

Follow Kids Code Jeunesse and Lighthouse Labs on Twitter:

@kidscoding | @lighthouse_labs



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.



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
Email: kileybestminiaqua@gmail.com
Web: miniaqua.org



Time of Revival

The event we are having is called Time of Revival on July 20-22 at 65 Ridge Road with Evangelist Jeremiah and Natalie Jimenez, starting at 7 pm. Our church is called International House of Restoration with Pastors Mario and Shelly Sanchez. Everyone is welcome! Come and encounter God and the Holy Spirit.



The Run To The Rock Christian Motorcycle Rally

On July 21st, the third annual “The Run to the Rock” Christian Motorcycle Rally will take place in support of U-Turn Addictions Centre in Carbonear.

Registration is at 9 AM, Rally starts at 10 AM, BBQ at 4:30 PM (for all pledged participants) followed by a church service at 7 PM.

This pledged event will bring motorcycle enthusiasts from across the province to support our fundraising efforts on behalf of U-Turn Addiction Centre.

Proceeds from this event will go to support U-Turn Addictions Centre and their dedicated work with individuals afflicted by addictions.

For more info, visit zoeaioniosministries.org/p/the-run-to-rock.html.



Spruce Hills Community Church Youth Car Wash

Car Wash in Paradise!
July 21, 10 am – 2 pm
Paradise Elementary School
60 Karwood Drive

Car Wash is by donation
Hot dogs and drinks available for purchase
All proceeds go to help the youth of Spruce Hills Community Church go to YC in Corner Brook this October.



Aurora Women’s Choir Fall Auditions

Aurora Women’s Choir is seeking new members! Audition times are available throughout July. Singers should have choral experience and music-reading ability. For more details or to sign up, get in touch at coastalsounds.ca, info@coastalsounds.ca or on Facebook at Coastal Sounds Choir Association.



Garden Party at Holy Trinity Parish (Torbay)

Holy Trinity Parish in Torbay will be hosting a Garden Party on Sunday, July 22nd at 2 pm. All the usual games…games for the children, canteen, delicious cold plate suppers, entertainment by Torbay Folk Arts Council.

Fun for the whole family!



Concert Series (Topsail)

Howard C. Brown Concert Series at the Old St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail, 2:30 to 4:00 starting July 8th, with Pamela Morgan and Rex Brown. Cash admission at the door, or call 726-0000 to reserve.



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.



High Power Soccer Day Camp

July 23-27, 9 am to 4 pm – Children ages 5-13 can enjoy a week filled with soccer skills, a Bible lesson, memory verse, puppets, canteen, and end of the day soccer scrimmage. Kids of every skill level will benefit. For more info or to register, please call or message 709-682-4268. Register early and receive a discount.



Other Women Walk Historical Walking Tour

“Other Women Walk” is a historical walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park.

Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John’s.

The tour departs twice daily at 10 am and 2 pm on weekdays between July 23 and August 10, rain or shine, from the corner of Rennies Mill Road and Circular Road.

Learn more at OtherWomenWalk.com or on Facebook.



Linegar Avenue Street Rehabilitation

Residents and business owners in Shea Heights are advised of significant infrastructure improvements to Linegar Avenue with construction taking place until mid-November.

Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (except Sundays). Detours will be in place for the duration of the project. The contractor will maintain one lane for local traffic and emergency vehicles only in the construction zone. Flagpersons will be on site during work hours with ‘Yield to oncoming traffic’ signs in place after hours. There may be short periods when a road closure will be required for safety reasons.

Scope of the work includes:

– Installation of new storm sewer and catch basins
– Replacement of existing storm outlet/headwall near 6 Linegar Avenue
– New sidewalks, curb and gutter (both sides) from Learning Road to 63 Linegar Avenue
– New asphalt from 25 to 63 Linegar Avenue
– Re-alignment of Warford Road and Linegar Avenue intersection

City Policy will require assessments to be completed as a result of the work.

Information about the project is posted at engagestjohns.ca, please see Capital Construction Projects.



SHAD MUN Open Day

For the past few weeks, the SHAD program at Memorial University has been challenging high school students in all aspects. Students from across Canada have been participating in lectures, projects and field trips to places all over Newfoundland. We invite all high school students, parents and teachers to join us for the free SHAD MUN Open Day on July 26th from 1 to 4 pm at the Landing in the University Centre on the Memorial University campus.



Summer Yard Sale

A giant yard sale will take place on July 28th, 9 am – 2 pm at Mount Pearl Intermediate School parking lot.

All proceeds will help send a young woman from Zimbabwe to school.



Fellowship of Christian Peace officers – Canada National Conference

From August 2-5, the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers – Canada will be holding its national conference this year in St. John’s. This year marks their 35th anniversary as a registered charity with a unique ministry serving Canadian peace officers. This will also be the first time it has held its annual conference in Newfoundland and Labrador.

First, there will be a pre-conference seminar on “Critical Incident Stress Management”, put on by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada’s Rapid Response Team. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business and Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress. This course will take place at Memorial University on August 2-3.

The general public is invited to attend this course as well as the FCPO reception and banquet. For further information and to register for either or both of these events, please go to fcpocanada.com or call 604-200-3276.



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, August 8th at 3:00 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.



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 tickleswim.com to sponsor a swimmer or get more information and help dismiss the stigma around mental health.



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.



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.



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/



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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