Community Events

Ochre Fest (Conception Bay North)

Join us for the sixth annual Ochre Fest: a celebration of Newfoundland books, music, food and art in Conception Bay North.

We start the weekend on June 21 with a Shed Party at Eagle’s Nest Cottage in Blackhead with storytelling by Steve Lush and music by Renee Batten and Wanda Crocker.

On June 22 we move to Ochre House Retreat in Ochre Pit Cove for an evening of readings by Pam Hall, Dave Paddon, Joel Hynes and Azzo Rezori, and music by The Walsh Brothers.

June 23 has Pop-Up Restaurant with chef Amy Anthony followed by readings by Melissa Barbeau, Mary Walsh, Craig Francis Power and Rosalind Gill and music by Gary and Whit.

Get you tickets now!
ochrefest.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.



2018 Community Sector Pulse Survey

Go to the Community Sector Council website to take the 2018 Community Sector Pulse Survey, or contact CSC NL at 1-866-753-9860 if you have any questions.



Celebrate St. John’s Days and Canada Day

The City of St. John’s invites residents to celebrate St. John’s Days from June 22-24 and Canada Day on July 1. Free events to appeal to all ages and interests are scheduled to take place at several locations during both celebrations.

The St. John’s Days festivities begin at noon on June 22 when Mayor Danny Breen will be joined by members of the Association for New Canadians at Signal Hill National Historic Site to fire the Noon Day Gun.

Numerous events and activities are taking place during St. John’s Days including the first Music @ Harbourside outdoor concert of the season, a mural running tour and public art crawl, and a family fun afternoon in Bannerman Park.

On July 1 Canada Day celebrations begin with a sunrise event on Signal Hill National Historic Site at 6 a.m. The afternoon festivities take place at King George V Park near Quidi Vidi Lake, with a family celebration and cultural concert beginning at 2 p.m. An evening concert featuring Greely’s Reel starts at 8 p.m. at Quidi Vidi Lake followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.

For the complete listing of St. John’s Days and Canada Day events, check the Events and Festivals page on the City website.



The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is happy to announce that tickets are on sale for the NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket. The concert will take place on October 11 at Mile One Centre, and will feature The Tenors, backed by the NSO.

The NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket is the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraiser.

Tickets, including a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet packages, will be available through the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 or online at mileonecentre.com.



Single Parent Association of Newfoundland Flea Market

SPAN is seeking donations for our annual upcoming Flea Markets to be held on June 23, July 7 and July 14. You may drop off your items at our office at 472 Logy Bay Road. Open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 1 pm and 2-4 pm.

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!



Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Now Open for Season 6

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



Walk for Life and Family Fun Day

The Centre for Life will be having their annual Walk for Life and Family Fun Day on June 23rd from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Walk around Mundy Pond and come back to the parish hall for fun and food. A great family event for all ages. Walkers can enter their names at the registration desk for a draw of gift cards. Lace up your sneakers and come join us for a morning of music, face painting, barbecue, games and prizes for the children or have your caricature drawn by Julie! Sponsor sheets are available by calling 579-1500 or email centreforlife@centreforlife.ca. Your support will be greatly appreciated to help the Centre for Life with its community outreach.

Celebrate Family and Love is a variety concert in aid of the Centre for Life which will be on June 23rd at St. Teresa’s Hall . Doors will open at 6 pm Concert begins at 6:30. For more details, please call 579-1500.



St. David’s Presbyterian Church – Garage Sale

On June 23rd from 10 AM until noon, there will be a garage sale at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 98 Elizabeth Avenue.



Celebrate Family and Love

Centre for Life will be having a concert Celebrate Family and Love on June 23rd at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall on Mundy Pond Road. Doors open at 6 pm and concert starts at 6:30. Entertainment by the Singing Legionaires, Madeline Thomson, Gus Connors, Allana Fraize and more! Tickets are available in advance at St. Teresa’s Parish office or by calling 579-1500. All proceeds in aid of the Centre for Life’s community outreach services.



Registration for Fluvarium Summer Nature Camps

Registration is now open for The Fluvarium’s Summer and 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 fluvarium.ca/education/programs/camp/



Sunday Service – Christian Missionary Fellowship International

Join us every Sunday at 10:00 am at 31 Peet Street for our praise and worship service followed by the word of God! Bring a friend or the entire family, 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.



Gospel Hymn Sing at All Saints Parish (Foxtrap)

Gospel Hymn Sing at All Saints Parish Hall in Foxtrap on June 24th, starting at 7 pm.

Saints Alive Band will be performing for the complete hymn sing. This will be our last regular program until September. Come and bring a friend for an evening of song and fellowship.

Contact Sandra at 240-2114 for more information.



FCPO – Canada Membership

How many Christian peace officers are there in Canada?

That’s a good question. We don’t know (the Lord does!), but for sure, there are hundreds and perhaps thousands. Many have joined Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO). We encourage all officers (serving or retired) to join FCPO and “be counted amongst those who believe.”

If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Saviour and you agree with our Statement of Faith (view here), we encourage you to join via our online application.

All current members receive our quarterly newsletter (The Peacemaker). If you are not receiving the Peacemaker, please contact us to confirm your current membership status by e-mailing fcpo.aapc@gmail.com. (Your membership may have lapsed when we updated and renewed our membership list in 2015.)



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.



Current-event Presentation

If you are interested in knowing where world events are taking us and how to be prepared, the Bible accurately foretold the world’s destiny. Join us for a free, interactive presentation every Tuesday evening in June at the HUB on Merrymeeting Road. For more information contact 579-2202 or visit the Lighthouse Apostolic Church’s Facebook Page.



Wills and Estate Planning

Wills and Estate Planning – a free information session hosted by the A.C. Hunter Library
Presented by Kellie Cullihall, Gittens and Associates
Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30 p.m.
A.C. Hunter Library, Community Room
Please register with your library card at 737-3950.



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.



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.



Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir

Topsail United Church proudly presents the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir on July 7 at 7 P.M. To reserve tickets, please call the church office at 834-4567 or tickets available at the door. All are welcome!



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 6-week program will run on July 11,18 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).



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, July 11th at 3:00 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.



Celebrate – Catholic Family Conference (Corner Brook)

Celebrate Catholic Family Conference is a dynamic faith-filled weekend for the whole family. There are separate activities for young children, youth and adults. There will be inspiring talks, music, worship, international speakers, fun and fellowship. Conference theme is ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God’.

These Conferences have been running for many years in England and have been very successful in promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among the youth and families. The Conference is open to everyone.

Date: July 14-15

Location: All Hallows’ Parish, Corner Brook, NL

To register or for more info, see the web at celebratenl.ca, or call Amelia at 388-1048



All Saints Parish (Foxtrap)

All Saints Parish in Foxtrap will be hosting an outdoor flea market on July 14th from 10 AM to 3 PM, weather permitting. If bad weather, it will be held inside in the Parish Hall. It would be greatly appreciated if you have any items for this event to drop them off at the Parish Office, Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 3 PM. There will be moose burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs and pop sold at this event. To rent a table, please contact Barb at 834-4795 or Sandra at 240-2114.



Gospel Concert Featuring Mark Lowry (Grand Falls-Windsor)

On July 15th at 7 PM there will be a gospel concert featuring Mark Lowry, with special guest Blair Lane. This will take place at Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, Grand Falls-Windsor (part of the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival 2018).

Get your tickets by calling toll-free 1-877-JULY-ROC (585-9762), visit evsalmonfestival.com or at the town hall.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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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