Construction of a dam at Muskrat Falls is one piece of the Muskrat Falls project. The project also includes building a new backbone line for power along much of the province and a power link between the island and Labrador, across the Strait of Belle Isle. - Telegram file photo
Today, May 17
The Knights of Columbus will participate in the 10th annual rosary and light procession May 17 at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist
7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome at this holy event.
Today, May 18
The St. John’s Retired Citizens Club on 10 Bennett Ave. will have an exercise program starting May 18. We offer seven sessions for $30 with a professional trainer. Registration is at 10 a.m. The first class will follow at 10:30 a.m. For more information call
Geraldine at 722-6538.
Saturday, May 19
Spring migrants come to Newfoundland (come see the birds) Saturday morning, May 19 at 8 a.m. Location: Bidgoods Park in the Goulds. To get to Bidgoods Park, take the Ruby Line to the Back Line then turn right at on to Powers Road. Karen and Gene Hetzberg will be there to help identify and at the start of one of the trails next to a red Subaru Forester. Early risers and new or old birders, come and see the spring arrivals to Newfoundland, sponsored by Nature NL (www.naturenl.ca).
The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on May 20 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at
Tuesday, May 22
Biodiversity Day at MUN Botanical
Garden May 22 from
1–3 p.m. The Ocean Sciences Centre’s marine public education program is visiting and presenting a complimentary, interactive and interpretive activity “Come and Explore the Ocean Creatures.”
Thursday, May 24
The John Cabot Rose Society meets at the MUN Botanical Garden at 7:30 p.m. on May 24 with David Mills showing how to create wooden structures to support roses. The public is welcome.
Saturday, May 26
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 May 26. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.
Sunday, May 27
Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at Bay Roberts Lions Club Sunday, May 27 at
1:30 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians. Doors open at
Today, May 17
• The federal government is changing how Canada’s National Parks are managed. What is happening and what does it mean for the long-term health of our National Parks and the surrounding rural communities and aboriginal groups? Join us in a discussion focusing on National Parks in Newfoundland and Labrador May 17 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Science Building SN 2067 — Memorial University, St. John’s Campus. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• Nunsense, the successful off-Broadway show and is one that Spirit of Newfoundland toured in Ireland, as show dates of May 17, 19, June 13, 14, 20, 22, 26, 29, 30, July 3, 4. in St. John’s. For information or to make a reservation, call
579-3023 or visit our website www.spiritofnewfoundland.com.
Friday, May 18
• Friday May 18, Psychiatrist, Dr. Kenny Handelman will present a workshop at the Holiday Inn St. John’s entitled “Helping Kids and Teens with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from a Strength Based Perspective.” For more information contact Keith Adey at
489-6481 or download registration information from the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association’s website.
• Freedom in Christ Conferences is the result of years of experience helping people uncover the freedom they have been given in Christ. Join us on your personal journey to being delivered and living the life offered to you through Jesus Christ on May 18-19, Corpus Christi Parish. Guest speaker is Father Peter Coughlin and Miriam Wright. To register call Rita at 747-9730.
Saturday, May 19
• Taoist Tai Chi beginner class from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19 and May 26 at the practice hall, Penny Lane (basement of Hindu Temple). For more information call 579-5276.
• The Neighbourhood Strays are continuing the celebration of bellydance in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dance on the Edge 4 will take place May 19, at the LSPU Hall. Doors open 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Proceeds will go to Marguerite’s Place. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Resource Centre for the Arts at www.rca.nf.ca.
• Powers Court open mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova parish hall in Manuels, C.B.S May 19. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m. Come along and join the great music and company. For more information, call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544.
Sunday, May 20
• Landfall Trust Open House Sunday, May 20 from 2-5 p.m. on Battery Road in Brigus.
• The second monthly mass in French will be held Sunday,
May 20, at 1 p.m. in the Marian Chapel of The Basilica. The main doors of the Basilica will be closed. Access from St. Bonaventure’s College parking lot, facing The Rooms, at the back of the basilica. Next masses will be on every third Sunday each month. Next mass is Sunday, June 17. For more details contact Celia at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook group — Messe en français à Saint-Jean (NL).
Tuesday, May 22
• The annual general meeting and election of officers for The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 Pleasantville will be held May 22 at 7 p.m. This is a very important meeting, and all members are urged to attend. You must present your membership card or receipt for 2012 membership. Your vote matters.
• All are welcome to the Resource Centre for the Arts corporate fundraising strategy meeting Tuesday May 22, at 7 p.m. Location, LSPU Hall in the Second Space, 3 Victoria St., St. John’s. For more information call 709-753-4531.
• The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 22 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road in St. John’s. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m., meeting will follow. Sir Knights are reminded to bring their 3rd Degree card and their 4th Degree card to the meeting.
• The May meeting of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The speaker will be Leslie Winsor. Title: Finding Fallen and Buried Headstones in Burgeo. All are welcome. Free parking.
Thursday, May 24
• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting will be held 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 in Room 2J619, (near Pastoral Care) at The Health Sciences Centre. All parents dealing with the death of a child at any age are welcome to attend. For information call Mary at 834-4027.
• St. John the Evangelist, Topsail will be offering a beef and ham cold plate for takeout June 1. The cost is $10 and orders may be placed until May 25. Delivery available. To order call the church office at 834-2336 or Shirley at 368-9504.
• NLOWE’s annual awards program recognizes deserving businesswomen in the categories of start up, youth entrepreneur of the year, community impact, visionary, innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Nominations will be accepted until May 25. For more information and to nominate online visit www.nlowe.org or contact NLOWE at 754-5555 or
• Topsail United Church annual spring flea market will take place May 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. All are welcome.
• Members of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will welcome spring with a beautiful display of spring flowers on May 26 from noon – 5 p.m. and May 27 from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at MUN Botanical Garden. This popular annual event will take place in the display room of the Botanical Garden’s Field Centre. For more information on the horticultural society, please visit http://nfldhort.dhs.org/.
• Daffodil Place Dream Show will be held May 26 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s. A three-course meal, silent auction. YYT and The Navigators. Tickets on sale at the Holiday Inn 722-0506 or www.dreamshow.jimdo.com.
• St. Augustine’s Anglican will have a 50’s-style dance May 26 at 6:30 p.m., cost is $5. We will have our own Soft Rock Café where you will be able to purchase refreshments at a reasonable price. There will be prizes, a 50/50 draw and a basket draw as well. 50’s dress is optional.
• Newfoundland talent youth summer showcase eight-week series begins May 27 and runs until July 15. Newfoundland’s first cabaret performance series for kids and teens under the age of 19. Thousands of dollars in prizes and no fee to get involved. For more information and to register phone 753-3463 or visit www.experienceuptown.com.
• Drop by the Botanical Garden May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our annual signs of spring family program. A variety of crafts, stories, activities, nature hikes and excursions to Oxen Pond to feed the ducks will be provided throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. General admission fees apply. Free for children five years and younger, MUN students and members of the Friends of the Garden. For a complete listing of events and programs, please visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
• Hot Earth Ensemble presents: Early French Immersion. Guest artists Christina Smith, viola da gamba and Sonja Boon, baroque flute. To take place Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk). Admission: $20 regular, $15 senior, $7 student. Tickets available at: Home on Water Street or at the door.
• Clarke’s Beach United Church evening service of inspiration and singspiration Sunday, May 27, at 7 p.m. Will be led by Rev. Joe Burton with the men’s choir, senior choir and several soloists. Pre hymn-sing will be led by The Guitar Group. at 6.45 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments to follow in the church hall.
• Tickets to the SAGGH School of Nursing Annual Alumnae Dinner will be available until May 28 at a cost of $40. Call Cheryl at 753-8309 or Jean at 722-0629.
• On May 29, NLOWE Business Connections Information Session. The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) will host a free online information session from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 about its Business Connections program. If you are a woman business owner considering growing your business through business-to-business (B2B) selling, the Business Connections program may offer you the training and opportunities you need to move forward. Registration is required. Learn more and register at www.nlowe.org.
• Labyrinth-A Walking Meditation, with Donna Burt, Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon, or 7-9 p.m., May 29, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. St. John’s. For information and/or to register, call 753-8760 or email email@example.com.
• Learn the craft of card making at the Children’s Activity Room, A. C. Hunter Library May 31 at 7 p.m. Join Kay Smith, a Stampin UP Demonstrator, for a fun evening of card making. Come join the fun, no previous experience necessary. Register by calling 737-3950.
• Nothing On Productions’ second production of Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii by Allan Stratton at the Barbara Barrett Theatre (formerly known as the Basement Theatre) in the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre will run from May 31 to June 2 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on June 2 and 3.
• The Family Life Bureau will be offering a “Conference on the Family” June 1 and 2. For further details see www.rcsj.org .To register visit www.rcsj.org for on line registration or call Sr. Loretta Walsh at 579-0168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association will hold a symposium called Brain Injury – Life After, to take place at the Battery Hotel in St. John’s June 2 and 3. Admission is free. The event starts at 9 a.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Hugh Mirolo, neuropsychiatrist, who will address the group June 3 at 9 a.m. Contact 579-3070 or email email@example.com if you would like to register.
• MADD Avalon Chapter Strides for Change Walk will take place Saturday, June 2 at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John’s. Registration at 9 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. with ribbon cutting and moment of remembrance and hope for victims of impaired driving. Event will help raise funds and awareness for MADD’s programs and services that will serve to keep our communities safe. Everyone welcome! For more information contact 834-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Get Gardening this spring at MUN Botanical Garden. In addition to the spring gardening workshop series, The Friends of the Garden have scheduled its plant sale fundraiser for June 2 and the Garden will host its first annual Rhododendron festival June 16–17. For more information on workshop fees, or to register, call MUN Division of Lifelong Learning at 864-7979 or visit their website www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning/about_us/. For more information on MUN Botanical Garden programs and events, please call 864-8590 or visit the Garden’s website: www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• The St. John’s Choir presents Songs of the Atlantic dinner with musical entertainment, cash bar and silent auction June 2 at Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. for 7 p.m. Master of Ceremonies will be Out of the Fog’s Anna Delaney and special musical guests are the Stella Burry Inclusion Choir. Tickets are $35 and are available from choir members, or call Anne Marie at 753-2466.
• The Athletics NorthEAST/MUN Pacers Duathlon is a running and cycling race to kick off the racing season while the ponds are too chilly for swimming. The Athletics NorthEAST/MUN Pacers Duathlon will start at 8 a.m., June 3 in the Ruby Line-Back Line area of the Goulds. Online registration for the Athletics NorthEAST/MUN Pacers Duathlon is available now at www.athleticsnortheast.com/Duathlon/
• Recycled creativity program at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mount Scio Rd., St. John’s on Mondays ongoing until June 4 at 2 p.m. Come, Relax and Delight. Turn used paper and outdated magazines into all occasion cards and gift bags. No registration fee but registration is required. To register call 722-0082 or e-mail email@example.com.
• 2013 SPCA Calendar Photo Contest is now open. Entries are $5 each, while all effort is made to include all photos entered space is limited. Digital copies are preferred for quality purposes. Deadline is June 4, 2012. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for applications or visit www.spcastjohns.org.
• Reel Justice Film Festival, Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., June 4, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. For information and/or to register, please call 753-8760 or email email@example.com.
• Free information session on wills and estate planning to be held at the A.C. Hunter Library, second floor at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s Tuesday, June 5 form 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Gittens and Associates. Register at 737-3950.
• Managing Anger 2, with Helen Martinez, PBVM, Psy.D, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., June 5, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., St. John’s. For information and/or to register, call 753-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The 21st annual Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation Dinner and Auction will take place June 9 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Spaniard’s Bay. For more information or to purchase tickets call Don or Shelly at 945-5289.
• Come strut a mutt for a good cause, and join Heavenly Creatures for a bark in the park Saturday, June 9 in the Bob Whelan Field at Bowring Park in St. John’s. Registration starts at 1 p.m., walk at 2 p.m. Our Walk-A-Thon sponsor sheet can be found on our website: www.heavenlycreatures.ca/images/File/SponsorSheet2012.pdf. However, if you’d like a dog to take in the Walk-A-Thon, contact us - we may be able to provide you with a foster dog to walk. You can call us at 739-0077.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Council of the Girl Guides of Canada will hold its annual general meeting Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. at St. David’s Church, Elizabeth Ave., St. John’s. Members of the general public are welcome.
• The Cochrane Street Men’s Club will host a plant, book and bake Sale Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m. at the church hall, Bannerman Street entrance. Admission is just .50 per person. For further information, contact the church office at 722-3023. All are welcome.
• Annual Charlie Horwood Lady Slipper Orchid Walk supported by Nature NL on June 9 (Rain day, June 10) at 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot immediately to the right off the MUN Vivarium access road (almost directly opposite the entrance to the Botanic Garden on Mount Scio Road). Join Allan Stein for this very easy 1-1.5 hour stroll on Mount Scio. For more information call 895-2056 or email email@example.com.
• 5k Trail to Triumph in support of Teen Challenge NL on June 9 at Octagon Pond Paradise. Be sure to tie up your laces for the first ever 5k Trail to Triumph in support of Teen Challenge NL — a new drug rehabilitation facility to come in our province just outside the city. Visit our 5k Trail to Triumph Facebook page for registration details or register on race day.
• La Leche League Canada — St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). Topic will be Baby Arrives, The Family and the Breastfed Baby. For information call Jane at 722-5815 or 739-9368.
• The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, Pleasantville, will hold its annual Seniors barbecue, bingo and dance June 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 single, and can be purchased at the legion. Admission includes one bingo card. Music by Brian Finn and Guest. This will be the last seniors’ night for the summer; the next one will be Sept. 10. Come out and bring your friends. Visit our website at www.rcl56pleasantville.ca
• The sixth annual All-Stars Ready to Rock will be held June 20-24. An all-star team of top comic is roaring its way to St. John’s. Led by CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, the list of prime talent includes: Mike Bullard, Gavin Crawford, Nikki Payne, Cathy Jones, Jonny Harris, Trent McClellan, Snook, John Sheehan, Steve Cochrane, Paul Warford, and Dave Sullivan. The Stand-Up workshop returns, as will two versions of last year’s hit show Talk About Funny! All details available at stjohnscomedyfest.ca. Tickets: Holy Heart Box Office: 579-4424 or online at www.holyhearttheatre.com.
• Mun Botanical Garden will offer nine junior naturalist camps from June 25 to Aug. 24. For a complete list of events and programs visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
• Do you need help finding a job? Want help with your resume and cover letter? Need encouragement to stay positive? Call Women Interested in Successful Employment for more info about a three week Job Search Program. The program starts July 9. For more information call 739-1375. Program is free of charge.
• La Leche League Canada St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). Topic will be The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties. For information call Jane at 722-5815 or 739-9368.
• The Family Life Bureau offers individual, couple, family and sexual abuse counselling. See website www.rcsj.org or call Sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168 for further information.
• Are you a woman who needs help accessing the hidden job market? Need encouragement to stay positive? WISE Career and Employment Services will be offering a FREE three-week Job Search Strategies Program in early July. Includes resume and cover letter writing, and mock interviews. For more information and to register, call WISE today at the location nearest you: St. John’s, 739-1375; Gander, 256-8070; Carbonear, 596-3311.
• The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice invites children in Grade 2 and 3 in this school year, 2011-2012, to attend a week long summer environmental day camp at 101 Mount Scio Rd. Through art, song, planting seeds and seedlings, videos, field trips, games and other creative experiences, children will gain a greater awareness of themselves as part of creation and of all creation as part of them. Cost of the program is $50. To register or for further information phone 722-0082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Looking for a summer day camp for your child? We would love for your children to have the full camp experience. Eight weeks of theme oriented games and activities. Scoutsabout encourages and thrives on outdoors, fresh air and is full of imagination, culture and promoting a heathy lifestyle. Day camp for kids ages
6-10. For more information call 1-888-SCOUTS-NOW or visit our website at scouts.ca.
• The Children’s Centre Preschool is now accepting summer and September registrations.The Centre offers full-time and part-time programmes for children ages 2-5. We offer opportunities for parent involvement, affordable rates and a beautiful outdoor playscape. Call 579-9053 or visit www.thechildrenscentre.com for more information.
• Summer Nature Camp for ages 7–10 at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Explore the ecosystems around us with The Suncor Energy Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camp. We’ll learn to look closer at the forests, streams and wetlands in our own community and see some of the amazing things Nature has to offer. For more information contact Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email email@example.com.
• “The 3R’s in Nature” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium on Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1:30 p.m. There is no such thing as garbage in nature, plants and animals can recycle everything they use! Discover how caddisflies borrow from the plants to make their homes, how worms turn old plants into soil and how nothing go to waste in nature. Preregistration is recommended. For more information call 754-3474.
• The Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycles. The ReStore accepts donations of good quality used furniture, household goods, building materials and more for resale at the ReStore — 6 Robin Hood Bay Rd. Your donation will help keep our community green, and help a family to a home. Call 753-2721 for details or to schedule a pickup, or visit www.habitatnl.ca.