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May Community Events at Manuels River (CBS)

The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre – 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS

For more information on any of these events, please email jillian.whittle@manuelsriver.com.

May 18, 7pm: Dinner and a Movie. Enjoy a night out with a delicious 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 May 17.

May 25, 7pm: Paint with Bobbi Pike. Back by popular demand. We’ve teamed up with local artist Bobbi Pike to 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 May 24. Call 834-2099 ext. 206 for details and to reserve your spot. Space is limited. This is a 19+ event, valid ID required.

May 26, 1-3pm / May 27, 10:30am-12:30pm / May 28, 1-3pm: Young Scientist – Life Cycles. Check out all the ways that plants and animals grow and change throughout their lives. No preregistration required. Parent or guardian must attend with children.

May 28, 1pm-5pm: Spring Art Exhibit. Spring is in the air! Time to freshen up your home with some beautiful new art. Join us for a showcase of some amazing local talent from the CBS Visual Arts Group. Local artists will be on site from 1pm-5pm, all art will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

May 29, 11am: Babies@Manuels Movie – The Nut Job. Baby/toddler-friendly movie with lowered sound, changing tables, snacks, and understanding parents. No preregistration required. Parents/Guardians must attend with children.



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.



The Fluvarium’s Junior Counsellor Program

The Fluvarium is seeking volunteers for our Junior Counsellor Program.
For youth in Grades 7 – 12

Apply to be a Nature Camp Counsellor and become someone’s hero this summer! The Fluvarium is welcoming enthusiastic, dependable youth volunteers to share their love of nature and the outdoors with children ages 6-12. Junior counsellors will lead and participate in camp activities, ensuring safety and fun for all campers.

Apply today!
Call 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca for more info.

Find the registration form or more details about the Junior Counsellor Program at fluvarium.ca.



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, February-May and 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, February-April and 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 (January-May and September-November)
– Discussion, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (January-May and 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.

– May 27
– June 10
– 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

VOAR Concert – Wednesday, May 31

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, June 16 – 7 PM
– 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.



The Fluvarium’s May Kids Club: New Beginnings

“New Beginnings”

Kids Club Program for May at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

Join your friends at The Fluvarium and find out: What is a fry? Where do tadpoles come from? Do dragonflies really live in water? Come and discover the lifecycle of our freshwater friends.

Every weekend from May 6-28 at 1:30 pm
Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes

This Fluvarium Kids program is Family Fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs

Have you heard? Kids ages 5–10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers, and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months.
Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission.
Ask about our annual family pass.

For more information, call 754-3474 or e-mail kids@fluvarium.ca.



Financial Management Skills Building sessions

The Community Sector Council NL will be conducting a series of Financial Management Skills Building sessions for non-profits in May. Non-profits can register through the Community Sector Council website at communitysector.nl.ca. Registration is free but space is limited.



Birds on the Rock: An Introduction to Bird Watching in Newfoundland

Learn about Bird Watching in NL with Bird the Rock’s Jared Clarke, at the A.C. Hunter Public Library on May 24 at 7 pm. Call 737-3950 to register.



Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds Workshop

May 25, 6 PM

Join Tim and learn how MUN Botanical Garden has been successfully growing vegetables in raised beds for over 20 years. He’ll take you through site selection, construction, soil and vegetable selection to ensure you are eating healthy from your own back yard. Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. All registrations are considered final. For more information, including fees and on-line registration procedures, please visit the Garden’s website: mun.ca/botgarden.



An Evening with Lisa Moore, Paul Rowe, and Eva Crocker

The St. John’s Public Library Board invites the public to an evening celebrating Writers, Readers
and The Library, 7 pm on May 25 at the AC Hunter Library. Newfoundland writers Lisa Moore, Paul
Rowe and Eva Crocker will read from their award-winning work and share their thoughts on the library. Free to all.



Matthew 25 Outreach Ladies Night

May 26, 7 pm

Hot meal, silent auction and entertainment.

Call Margie at 746-6492 for more info and tickets.



St. John the Evangelist (Topsail) – Flea Market

The ACW of St. John the Evangelist Topsail will be holding a flea market at the parish hall on Rectory Road, Topsail on May 27 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.



Lady Cove presents Come Fare Away with Me

“Come Fare Away With Me” – Lady Cove Women’s Choir with Matthew Byrne

Featuring arrangements by Duane Andrews

May 27 at 8:00 pm, Gower Street United Church

Tickets available at the Holy Heart Theatre Box Office, 55 Bonaventure Avenue. Phone: 579-4424 or email theatreboxoffice@nf.aibn.com or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Box office hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am – 5 pm



Choral Concert by PCNSO and Coro Vivo Ottawa

May 28, 7:30 pm

Choral Concert by PCNSO and Coro Vivo Ottawa in the sanctuary of St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Avenue. Tickets available from the office (722-1881, ext.200, or email info@stjamesuc.org) or at the door on the evening of the 28th.



St. John the Evangelist (Topsail) – Salmon Dinner and Bake Sale

The ACW will be holding a salmon dinner and bake sale at the parish hall on Wednesday, May 31 starting at 6 pm. For tickets, call Shirley at 368-9504 or Louise at 834-7385.



Never Fail Perennials Workshop

May 31, 6:30 PM

This presentation will highlight the best and easiest perennials to grow in our region. Emphasis will be placed on long-lived, easy-care plants that have few pest and disease issues.

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: mun.ca/botgarden.



Coastal Sounds Community Choir (Foxtrap)

Coastal Sounds Community Choir celebrates 10 years! Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30 pm at All Saints Anglican Church in Foxtrap. Special guests La Rose Des Vents and CBS Jazz Band. Tickets available at coastalsounds.ca, Taylor’s Fish Market, or from choir members. Reception to follow. Donations to food bank appreciated.



Making an Alpine Trough Workshops

June 2 and 3, 9 AM (2 workshops)

The Newfoundland climate is very well suited for alpine plants and many gardeners have constructed some fine rock garden examples with large boulders on sloped terrains. But not all alpines need the hard work and space needed to grow these remarkable plants. In this three-hour class, Tim will help you construct an alpine trough, plus teach you the correct soil, site and plant selection to adorn your creation.

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: mun.ca/botgarden.



8th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis

We are holding our 8th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis on June 4th at the Paradise Rotary Youth Community Centre. Participants can find more information or register at walktofightarthritis.ca.



All Saints Parish – Jigs Dinner and Show (Foxtrap)

All Saints Parish in Foxtrap, Ways and Means Committee are hosting a Jigs Dinner and Show, featuring Bugs and Debbie Greene on June 8th at 6:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance, deadline will be June 4th. Please call Sandra at 240-2114, Aura at 834-9384 or the parish office at 834-4501.



Aurora Women’s Choir Spring Concert

Aurora Women’s Choir 3rd Annual Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, June 4 at 8 pm at Topsail United Church. Special guests: the world-class Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, Violin, Timothy Steeves, Piano). Tickets available at coastalsounds.ca, Taylor’s Fish Market, or from choir members. Reception to follow. Food donations for the CBS Food Bank greatly appreciated.



Colourful Containers for the Summer Garden Workshop

June 8, 6 PM

Growing plants in containers has surely gained popularity over the years. Let Tim take you through the necessary steps in producing a container that’s sure to turn heads. We’ll cover such topics as container selection, soil type, plants, placement and maintenance. Don’t let a lack of garden space leave you with a lack of color this summer.

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: mun.ca/botgarden.



Tutor Training Workshop

Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on June 10 at 9 am.

For more info, contact Tom Dawe at 738-3975.



Trivia Night at the Library

General trivia night at the library is happening on June 13 at 7 pm. Call 737-3950 to register your team. Prizes will be won!



The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove

On June 16-17 at 8 pm, come for a weekend celebration of Newfoundland Books, Music, Food and Art in Ochre Pit Cove. Readings by Bridget Canning, Robert Chafe, Eva Crocker, Glenn Deir, Trudy Morgan-Cole and Kevin Major. Music by What Odds and Jenny Gear and Sandy Morris. Pop-up meal by Lori McCarthy of CodSounds.

Visit thefestivalatochrepitcove.com for more info.



Container Gardening

On June 20 at 7 pm, come to the A.C. Hunter Public Library for a Food Skills Workshop with Food First NL. Call 737-3950 to register.



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 fluvarium.ca/education/programs/camp/.

*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.



Coastal Sounds Summer Adult Music Camp

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Coastal Sounds Summer Music Program. Adult Choir Camp will take place form August 14-18 at Topsail United Church. Registration includes rehearsals and instruction, vocal and other workshops, lunches, social activities and more. Deadline: July 1. See our Facebook event or visit coastalsounds.ca to learn more and register.



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: mun.ca/botgarden.



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 mun.ca/botgarden.



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 mun.ca/botgarden.



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 mun.ca/botgarden.



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 mun.ca/botgarden.



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