Today, May 31
On May 31, CNIB and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Optometrists will be hosting a free vision health seminar called “You and Your Vision Health: Yes! Something More Can Be Done” at the CNIB Centre, 70 The Boulevard from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Book your seat by calling CNIB at 754-1180 extension 5800.
Friday, June 1
“Love and Relationships on the Spiritual Path- Applying Mindfulness in Everyday Life,” June 15-17 at Corpus Christi Parish Centre. Cost is $10 For friday night, $60 for full weekend. Registration deadline is June 1. Email email@example.com, or call 722-2716.
Saturday, June 2
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.
Sunday, June 3
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 on June 3 in the Ruby Line-Back Line area of Goulds. Online registration for the Athletics NorthEAST/MUN Pacers Duathlon is available now at www.athleticsnortheast.com/Duathlon/
Monday, June 4
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 Turn used paper and outdated magazines into all occasion cards and gift bags.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 email email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 5
The June meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held June 5 at 8 p.m. at St. David’s Church Hall on Elizabeth Avenue. The topic this month is very timely it will be covering all aspects of pruning. This will be followed by a plant sale which consists of plants grown here by our members in their own gardens all sold at a reasonable price. Following this a social of tea, cookies and conversation. All gardeners, experienced and amateurs welcome.
Wednesday, June 6
Lantern Festival, Friends of Victoria Park, will host a parade masks workshop with Heidi Wagner Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27. Learn how to work with head forms, paper mache, Paverpol, fabric and tons of embellishments from pompoms and feathers to rhinestones and beads. This workshop would normally cost between $200 and $250 per person, funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council has reduced the cost to $80 for 10 hours of professional instruction. To register online, visit us at lanternfest.ca.
Friday, June 8
Mazol Shriners Patrol Unit are having a lobster take out dinner at The St. John’s Shrine Club Friday, June 8. Pick up time 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 each. For tickets please call Max at 368-0696 or Paul at 368-6726.
Friday, June 1
• The Family Life Bureau will be offering a “Conference on the Family” June 1-2. For further details see www.rcsj.org. To register visit www.rcsj.org for online registration or call Sister Loretta Walsh at 579-0168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 2
• 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 2-3. 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.
• SPCA flea market and barbecue June 2 at Freemason’s Hall, Masonic Park, Mt. Carson Place in Mount Pearl. Doors open at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $1. Find something for everyone from books to toys, collectibles and more. You can also register for our 30th Walk for the Animals or buy our ultimate vacation tickets to be drawn on Monday. Call 682-7963 for more information.
• Media relations workshop for heritage non-profits June 2 at 1 Springdale St. from 10 a.m. to noon. Space in the workshop is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, call Joelle at 739-1892 ext 5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If paying by cheque, cheques must be made payable to “Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
• St. David’s Presbyterian Church at 98 Elizabeth Ave. will be holding their annual garage sale June 2 at 10 a.m.
• St. Andrew’s Church, Queen’s Road, will hold a garage sale in the church hall Saturday, June 2, starting at 10 a.m. Stalls will include: linens, clothing, kitchenware, books, toys, white elephant, accessories/jewelry and electrical.
• On Saturday, June 2, enjoy a free yoga day. Come along, bring a friend. Torbay Road studio: 10:30 a.m. and noon classes. Mount Pearl studio:10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. classes. Visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca for details.
• Join us Saturday, June 2 at St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Dr. for our ongoing Open Print Day series from 12 - 4 p.m. We will demonstrate techniques for creating the monoprint, a printing process where only one impression is typically printed from a plate. There will be opportunities to contribute to the plates and see the results as well. This a great introduction to the world of printmaking, suitable for all ages.
• 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.
• On Saturday, June 2, Country Music Cafe at St. Augustine’s Westerland Road will hold an acoustic old-time country open-mike and jam session. Open 7:30 p.m., open-mike starts 8 p.m. Jam session follows open-mike show. Admission: Adults — $5, children free.
Sunday, June 3
• Great Stride Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m., at the North Bank Lodge, Pippy Park. For more information contact Edna Cahill at 782-7602 or email email@example.com.
• On Sunday, June 3, the Spread the Net Team at Queen Elizabeth Regional High in Conception Bay South will be hosting a charity ball hockey tournament to fundraise for the prevention of malaria. All money made will go towards purchasing anti-malarial mosquito nets to protect those at highest risk. The tournament will take place in the parking lot of Frank Roberts Junior High at 9 a.m., and all students who participate will pay a $10 registration fee (equivalent to the cost of an anti-malarial bed net). For more information or to make a contribution visit www.spreadthenet.org or call Spread the Net at 1-877-367-6380.
• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music June 3 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mike or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old-country beat.
• St. John’s Orienteering Club event June 3 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine, at Bowring Park tennis court area. Beginners welcome, maps $2. Please pre-register via the website — www.sjoc.ca.
• Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, under the direction of Dr. Valerie Long, presents their 12th annual spring concert and sing-a-long at Holy Heart Theatre Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. admission is $15. Tickets available at the box office, phone 579-4424, online at holyhearttheatre.com, and at the door.
Monday, June 4
• 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. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for applications or visit www.spcastjohns.org.
• The Nickel Independent Film Festival announced its seventh annual Super 8mm workshop that will take place Wednesday, June 20. Facilitated by Brad Gover this workshop gives three participants the opportunity to create a three-minute short film using Super 8 cameras. Interested participants should contact email@example.com by Monday, June 4 at 5 p.m. Participants will be drawn at random Tuesday, June 5.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 5
• 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 from 7 - 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 email@example.com.
• The June meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held June 5 at 7:15 p.m. at the Elk’s Club on Carpasian Road.
• General cancer support group meeting June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane. This is an open meeting for cancer patients, caregivers, or family members who wish to attend. For further information contact Lori Whitten at 709-753-6520 ext 233 or Denise McCarthy at 709-753-6520 ext 228.
Wednesday, June 6
• Call for recommendations: The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is seeking recommendations of one theatre representative who is a resident of Eastern Newfoundland to be considered for appointment to council. Members of the arts community and general public may submit recommendations. Deadline: June 6. For information and a council member recommendation form contact the NLAC office: 709-726-2212 or long distance toll free 1-866-726-2212; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nlac.ca
• Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Workshop at the The Lantern, Barnes Road, in St. John’s Friday, June 8 from 1 - 4 p.m. or June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Presenter is Phyllis Reardon M.Ed. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. Attendance is limited. Cost is $25. Contact Phyllis at Phyllis@coachphyllis.com to register.
• At Topsail United Church there will be a dinner theatre celebration called Abba Gotta Get the Scoop, hosted by the Spirit of NL Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral St., St. John’s. For tickets, call Eileen at 834-7435.
• 5k Trail to Triumph in support of Teen Challenge NL 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.
• 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.
• New beginnings at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. What is a fry? Where do tadpoles come from? Do dragonflies really live in water? Come and discover the life cycle of our freshwater friends Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from June 9 - 30. Preregistration is recommended.
• 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.
• The Ninth Annual CARSTAR Soaps It Up for Cystic Fibrosis National Car Wash June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1085 Topsail Rd. At the ninth annual event CARSTAR St. John’s and local volunteers from the Cystic Fibrosis Canada St. John’s Chapter will join forces with over 70 CARSTAR locations across the country to surpass $2-million in funds raised for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Car wash tickets can be purchased at CARSTAR St. John’s or by visiting www.carstar.ca/soapsitup. There are 100 prizes to be won, including an all-inclusive trip for two to Costa Rica, an Apple prize package (featuring a Macbook Air, iPad, and more) and a $1,000 shopping spree.
• The SPCA St. John’s is offering a 2 for 1 adoption fee for cats and kittens from now to June 30, In an effort to find good homes for as many cats as possible and free space for more cats to enter the shelter, we are offering a 2 for 1 adoption fee ($125 total) for cats and kittens at the Shelter and the PetSmart Adoption Center. We are also extending shelter hours Wednesdays in June to 8 p.m. to make it easier for families to find their new feline friends.
• The Canadian Cancer Society offers a toll free service called Cancer Information and Support. If you require information on any type of cancer or are in need of emotional support please contact 1-888-939-3333.
• Are you or someone you know affected by cancer? The Canadian Cancer Society has an online community for people with cancer and their caregivers. This community is a safe and welcoming place where both English and French speaking Canadians can share their experiences throughout their cancer journey and build relationships that will support them in their fight against the disease. Please visit www.cancerconnection.ca or www.parlonscancer.ca.
• Summer is about to arrive which means day camp season for your children. We would love for your children to have the full camp experience. SCOUTSabout is an eight-week camp filled with theme-oriented games and activities including a special field trip once a week. For more information call 1-888-SCOUTS-NOW or visit our website scouts.ca.
• St. John’s Clean and Beautiful is seeking visual artists to design and create innovative painted art for traffic boxes. Selected artists will receive a $450 honorarium to cover artist fees, mileage and supplies. Paint supplies will be provided. Additional details at www.cleanandbeautiful.org/trafficboxartprogram.htm.
• Cricket NL is looking for players for the summer league that will start in June. Anyone interested in playing should email the association at email@example.com.
• 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.