Sunday, July 1
Canada Day celebrations at MUN Botanical Garden, July 1 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to drop by. A variety of crafts, stories, games, activities, duck-feeding, nature hikes and prizes will be provided throughout the day. Create a one-of-a-kind Canada Day butterfly, follow the maple leaf trail, go on a Canada Day scavenger hunt and find the hidden butterflies in the flower gardens. Refreshments, including a birthday cake, will be provided. Admission fees apply. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 864-8590, email email@example.com or visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
Today, June 28
• Independent Living Resource Centre annual general meeting June 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bethesda Pentecostal Church auditorium at 1 Escasoni Place. Transportation for GoBus and Metrobus available upon request. For more information or to confirm attendance contact Amanda at 722-4031 or TTY 722-7998, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• St. John’s North P.C. association will hold a meeting June 28 at Sobeys community room on Kelsey Drive. An election of officers will be held as well as delegate selection for the P.C. annual convention which will take place Oct. 12-14 in Gander. All positions available, meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 29
• The 2012 “Safeguard your heart district convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses” from June 29 - July 1 at the Mount Pearl Glacier on 45 Olympic Dr. The public is invited to attend any session or the entire program. The morning sessions will begin at 9:20 a.m. each day. On Friday, the afternoon session will begin at 1:50 p.m. On Saturday, the afternoon session will begin at 1:35 p.m. On Sunday, the afternoon session will begin at 1:25 p.m. More information is available at www.jw-media.org or the newsroom section at www.jw.org.
Saturday, June 30
• Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast on June 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Mount Pearl Motel. Kathleen Mercer will be speaking about “Recipe for Wellness — The mind-body connection.” Cost is $15 for members, $18 for non-members. To reserve your seat call 579-5009, or email email@example.com.
Sunday, July 1
• The Lebanese Association of NL will host its annual meet and greet July 1 from 2-5 p.m. at Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club on Logy Bay Road. For tickets and more information call 722-8684.
Wednesday, July 4
• Experience the power of works of art to enlighten, enliven and extend your curriculum. Attend Summer Institute 2012, Teaching and Learning: An Arts-Based Approach, designed for K-12 and post-secondary teachers, to be held July 4-7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. For further information, including details regarding registration and fees call 368-8918.
Thursday, July 5
• Come out and join the Women in Resource Development and Office to Advance Women Apprentices for a fun-filled gathering on July 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park. It’s been a progressive year and we want to celebrate with food, games, prizes and lots of laughs. Lets mingle, chat and try your luck at winning some prizes. This is a free event. Space is limited, register by calling 757-5434 or 1-800-738-3713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• P.C. Party St. John’s East annual general meeting and election of officers to take place July 5 at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club on Carpasian Road. For information contact Dennis Bishop at 682-8282.
• The Memorial University Medical School Class of 2015 is now accepting applications from registered charitable organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador for proceeds from the Monte Carlo Gala, an annual charity fundraising event to take place this November at the St. John’s Convention Centre. If your charity would like to receive a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Monte Carlo night please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. Completed applications should be returned via email no later than Friday,
• The NKC is pleased to announce our biggest dog show of the year July 7-8 at the St. John’s Recreational Centre in Buckmaster’s Circle from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 per person or $6 for families. For more information contact Wendy Anderson at 722-1319 or Deborah Glassman at 754-1084.
• What a way to celebrate 35 years of Teddy Bear’s Picnics. This year’s picnic with Terry Rielly is scheduled for July 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Bannerman Park with a rain delay date of July 8. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic has been a key event which Terry has always managed to hold regardless of weather delays, with the help of many individual and group efforts.
• Join Marlene Creates as she leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove July 7 and July 18. After the walk, we will gather around a bonfire with some refreshments while we enjoy a reading by an invited guest poet. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register email email@example.com or phone 895-1020.
• Plan an evening of fun and laughter while dancing to The Flankers July 7 at St. Philips Parish Centre, 20 Coadys Rd., Portugal Cove-St. Philips. Cost is $10 single. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. For tickets call Bernice 895-6491 or Linda at 895-1077.
• The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice invites children in Grades 2 and 3 this school year to attend a week-long Summer Environmental Day Camp at 101 Mount Scio Rd. in St. John’s. Art, song, hiking, video, field trips, games and other creative experiences from July 9-13. The cost of the program is $50. To register or for further information, call 722-0082 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held Tuesday, July 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
• Special Olympics — youth programs starting July 10. Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador and their volunteers will be offering the following free programs for children with intellectual disabilities, soccer (ages 7–14) on Tuesdays from 1–3 p.m., active start (ages 2–6) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and basketball (ages 7–14) Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information please contact Jennifer Ryan at Special Olympics Newfoundland Labrador; via email email@example.com or phone 738-1923 or visit us at www.sonl.ca.
• The Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will present a floral art show at MUN Botanical Garden July 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the show is free. The Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information please call 864-8590, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held July 15 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.
• Seasons of Love — The Fourth Annual Benefit Concert in aid of the Bethany Danielle Pike Memorial Camp Fund July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the D.F. Cook Hall, MUN School of Music.
• Benefit for the Vinland Music Camp. Come in out of the heat (or the cold) and enjoy an afternoon of great music, storytelling and dance July 22 from 2-7 p.m. at Shamrock City on Water Street. Donations accepted at the door. If you can’t make it to the show, you can still donate by visiting www.soundbone.ca/site/?page_id=1186.
• Join us for the finale of the MAC Rally of Hope July 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Legion in Pleasantville on The Boulevard. Tickets are $10 and include food. Proceeds go to the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. For more information visit www.macrallyofhope.ca.
• Everyone is invited to drop by MUN Botanical Garden to enjoy a Wading into Wetlands family program July 29. Meet a real pitcher plant, and discover how (and why) our provincial floral emblem eats insects. A variety of crafts, games, activities and nature hikes will be provided by education staff throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. Admission fees apply. Free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students. For more information on the family program series at MUN Botanical Garden, please visit www.mun.ca/botgarden, call 864-8590 or email email@example.com.
• Join Marlene Creates as she leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove — with additional commentary by an invited natural historian on August 18. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 895-1020.
• MUN Botanical Garden is offering its summer drop-in programs for families; weekday mornings and afternoons in July and August. Registration is not required for these outdoor programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are invited to bring a healthy, nut-free snack. Every Sunday is family day at MUN Botanical Garden. Drop by for a nature hike at 10 a.m., “Meet the Critter” session at 2 p.m. and duck-feeding, arts and crafts and story times are offered every Sunday afternoon, rain or shine between 2–4 p.m. Admission fees apply. Free for MUN students and Friends of the Garden. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information, please call 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• Traditional evening prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. on Sundays in July and August at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, Church Terrace, in Topsail, C.B.S. For more information call 834-2336.
• Canadian Parents for French, Northeast Avalon offers French summer camps through MUN’s Lifelong Learning Dept. Full- and half-day camps are available until Aug. 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. Campsite, Centre Grands-Vents, Ridge Road. For more information and to register call 864-7979 or visit www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.
• 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.
• 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.
• MUN Botanical Garden will offer nine junior naturalist camps ongoing to August 24. For a complete list of events and programs visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
• Heavenly Creatures, local registered animal charity, is conducting an appeal in St. John’s. Help save pets join our Guardian Angel program. Seeking foster homes for cats and dogs. For more information go to www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.
• Historical walking tour of St. John’s. Summer season has now started. Meet at the Sheraton Hotel at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays for a historical walking tour of St. John’s. For more information call 364-6845 or visit www.boyletours.com.
• 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 Hollywood’s 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.
• 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 Latin Mass is offered every Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Smithville Crescent (behind Rennis River School on Elizabeth Avenue). In your quest for the spiritual, discover the ancient silent regeneration of the Mass. English-Latin resources provided. For information watch www.tinyurl.com/LatinNL or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-722-4842.
• 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 on Wednesdays in June to 8 p.m. to make it easier for families to find their new feline friends.