Friday, June 8
Topsail United Church will hold 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.
Saturday, June 9
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.
Sunday, June 10
Lace up your walking shoes. Sunday, June 10 The Arthritis Society is hosting the third annual Walk to Fight Arthritis presented by the makers of Tylenol. People with arthritis, their family members, friends and co-workers will come together in 21 communities across Canada to help raise funds and awareness of the disease that affects nearly 4.5 million Canadians. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and walk start time is 11 a.m. at the Rotary Paradise Youth Centre, 68 McNamara Dr. in Paradise.
Monday, June 11
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). Topics will be Baby Arrives, The Family and the Breastfed Baby. For information call Jane at 722-5815 or 739-9368.
Tuesday, June 12
Join this free online information session from the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) to learn how to turn your individual employees into a winning team that works together to achieve common goals. Discover smart strategies for hiring (and keeping) quality employees as well as how to identify your personnel needs and developing appropriate remuneration schemes. Offered via online webinar Tuesday, June 12 from 9-10 a.m. Learn more and register at www.nlowe.org.
Wednesday, June 13
The Nickel is proud to present a screening of Thom Fitzgerald’s award winning film “Cloudburst” at Empire Theatres Studio 12 June 13, at 8 p.m. “Cloudburst” is a romantic road movie written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald. It stars Oscar winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. For more information visit www.nickelfestival.com.
Thursday, June 14
The Town of Conception Bay South invites the 50+ population to participate in a 50+ bus outing to the Rodriguez Winery in Whitbourne June 14. Participants will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the winery and have the opportunity to sample the local wines, followed by lunch at Monty’s Place Restaurant. Pick up will start at 9:30 a.m. and arrival back to Conception Bay South is estimated for 3:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided by motor coach. There is no fee for this event but participants are asked to purchase their own lunch and wine tasting (if desired). Pre-registration is required for this event. To register for this event or for more information call 834-6534.
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.
• Purolator Tackle Hunger BBQ June 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at 16 Duffy Place. Help tackle hunger with a monetary and/or non-perishable food item donation. All proceeds to be donated to the local St. John’s food bank.
• 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.
Saturday, June 9
• Registration is on-going for the Botanical Garden’s container gardening workshop, to be held this Saturday, June 9. Pre-registration is required. Please call 864-7979 to register.
• 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.
• DFO is celebrating World Oceans Day with a free family event. Learn about oceans and sea creatures and how you can help keep them healthy. There will be a touch tank, fish pond and free cake and refreshments, as well as ocean songs with local children’s entertainer Terry Reilly. Be sure to join us at the Marine Institute on 155 Ridge Rd. (off Allandale Road and next to École des Grands-Vents School) on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Melissa Abbott at 772-6270.
• The fifth women’s Clothes Swap will take place at Wesley United Church on 101 Patrick St. in St. John’s June 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost to swap is $5 with clothing donation, $15 without. There is no limit to the amount you may leave with, and all remaining items will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Please visit www.greengarments.ca for more information.
• Be kind to yourself — reach out in kindness — support the Avalon Dragons! (Enthusiastic teams of breast cancer survivors). How? Participate in a Saturday morning relaxation yoga at the Church of Ascension on Smallwood Drive June 9 at 10 a.m. Donation $10. Simply email email@example.com or call at Rita 682-7671 to reserve your place today.
• 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 9th Annual CARSTAR Soaps It Up Car Wash for Cystic Fibrosis is Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CARSTAR Collision Centre on 1085 Topsail Rd., St. John’s and CARSTAR Bay Roberts, 71 CB Access Rd., Bay Roberts. Purchase your $5 ticket for the chance to win 100s of prizes including an all-inclusive trip for two to Liberia, Costa Rica.
• Annual Charlie Horwood Lady Slipper Orchid Walk supported by Nature NL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• As part of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s annual Sun Awareness Week campaign, local dermatologists will conduct a skin cancer screening for the general public Saturday June 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Avalon Mall, main floor near The Gap.
• In Honour of the Queen’s Jubilee, St. Augustine’s Anglican Church Women invite you to a “Royal” afternoon tea Saturday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $8. There will also be bake tables. Please call Gladys at 753-0372 to reserve your place today.
• Cowan Heights United Church, Frecker Drive will be having a surf and turf dinner June 9 at 6 p.m. Dinner includes 1/2 lobster and 10 oz. steak. Cost is $25. Tickets can be obtained from Keith Thorne by calling 765-9380 or the church office 745-2871.
• 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.
Sunday, June 10
• On June 10 the 2012 St. John’s Walk for ALS will be held. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall and the walk starts at 2 p.m. around Mundy Pond. We are having the Wandering Brush to entertain the crowd and Davids Tea will be there too. Please come out and help support ALS. Please contact Tanya Johnson at 437-1448 fore more information or email email@example.com.
• St. John’s Orienteering Club event June 10 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is at the end of Long Harry's Road on Bell Island. Maps are $2. Beginners welcome. Please pre-register via the website at www.sjoc.ca. Full contact details and ferry information is available at the website.
• Old-time country open mike/jam session at the Carbonear Bethany United Church June 10 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5.
• Lupus NL will hold its Walk for Lupus Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Reid Centre, Mount Pearl. All are welcome. For more information and to obtain a pledge sheet, call 368-8130.
• ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has often been referred to as a most insidious disease. It is non-selective in whom it strikes, but from the day it does, life as it once was takes on new meaning for the person afflicted and the family affected. Days bring with them a myriad of changes and challenges for which there are only Band-Aid solutions. To join a walk in your area Sunday, June 10, download pledge forms or to donate visit: www.walkforals.ca/provincial-walks/als-society-of-newfoundland
• Church of St. Stephen the Martyr will be holding a healing service at Victory Christian Centre, 10 Pearl Place June 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Monday, June 11
• 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
• Wesley United Church will hold a lobster supper including two salads, roll, dessert, tea/coffee) Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and must be picked up and paid for by June 11. For tickets, call Phoebe Sheppard 782-1689, Marvin Barnes 579-7900 or the church office 579-3682.
• Reel Justice Film Festival, “Sins Of My Father” on June 11 from 7:30 p.m,. - 9:30 p.m., at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. For information and/or to register call 753-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 12
• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held Tuesday, June 12, from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
Wednesday, June 13
• Public talk by Canadian architect hosted by the NL Association of Architects June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre, salon “A.” Free admission, all are welcome. Guest speaker is Peter Busby.
• Please join the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse’s next public meeting on June 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Bethesda Pentecostal Church (multi-purpose room), 1 Escasoni Place. This free event will feature short presentations, including information on the new Adult Protection Act, the Neglected Adults Act, protecting yourself from financial abuse, and more. If you can’t make it in person, feel free to join the meeting online. Please go to www.nlnpea.ca/Event_postings for further information or call 737-2333.
• School Touring Program (STP): The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is accepting applications from professional artists, groups, and non-profit arts organizations. Application deadline is June 15 (tours must take place between Sept. 12, 2012 and June 21, 2013). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details at 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), email@example.com or visit www.nlac.ca.
• Topsail United Church annual plant sale will take place Friday, June 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. There will be a selection of mature perennials, shrubs and tress, etc. Come early for the best selection.
• “Love and Relationships on the Spiritual Path — Applying Mindfulness in Everyday Life” from June 15-17 at Corpus Christi Parish Centre. Cost is $10 For Friday night, $60 for full weekend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 722-2716 for more information.
• Atlantic Author Day is a day that celebrates the best of what Atlantic Canadian publishers have to offer. Author signings happen simultaneously across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador on this day. It provides an opportunity for book-lovers of all ages to come out and meet their favourite Atlantic Canadian authors and pick up some great books for summer reading. Mark Saturday, June 16 on your calendar and remember to come out and celebrate Atlantic Author Day.
• Support “Team Holly” in the Spring Sprint, a fundraiser for the Brain Tumour Foundation, June 16 at the Paradise Community Centre on McNamara Drive. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Walk, run or sprint around Octagon Pond at 11 a.m. Then join us back at the community centre from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for hotdogs, and children’s activities. Further information can be found at www.springsprint.ca or you can call 689-1679.
• The art exhibit “The Nature of Our Year” by Monday’s Company, is on display at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd., ongoing to July 29. Please call 864-8590 for viewing hours, as the exhibit space is sometimes privately booked. For more information on MUN Botanical Garden programs and events, please visit the garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• Camp Hollywoods very popular summer camps for young performers is offering camp dates through July and August. An exciting week filled with entertainment orientated fun that culminates in a camp hollywood stage production. We have classes for all age groups. Register at camphollywood.ca. Visit us on Facebook page camphollywood nl. Space is limited.
• Canadian Parents for French, Northeast Avalon offers French summer camps through MUN’s Lifelong Learning Dept. Full- and half-day camps are available from June 26 to August 24. Ages 5-8 and 9-12. Themes include art, business, science, engineering recreation and much more. Excellent French counselors, low student ratio and hands on activities. Camp site, Centre Grands-Vents, Ridge Road. Call 864-7979 to register or visit www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.
• Rebel Revolution Rollers are St. John’s newest Roller Derby League. We recruit women 18+ year round. Please check out our site www.rebelrevolutionrollers.ca or email for more details email@example.com.
• 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 St. John’s Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety of vendors including farmers with local produce, international food, art and craft, fresh coffee, waffles, baked goods, sweet snacks, buskers and special events.The market runs every Saturday from June through mid-December, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue near the Remax Centre.