The following is a roundup of activities and events that will take place over the next seven days:
The annual spring flower show will be held at the MUN Botanical Garden. Members of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will welcome spring with a beautiful display of spring flowers on Saturday, May 24, 12-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular event will take place in the display room of the Botanical Garden’s field centre. Admission is free. — Telegram file photo
Thursday, May 22
• MUN Botanical Garden has fun events: Biodiversity Day: May 22, free (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Spring Flower Show: May 24 (12-5 p.m.) and May 25, free (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); and Signs of Spring Family Program Sunday, May 25, general admission fees (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
• Free at Marguerite’s Place 170 Cashin Avenue on May 22 from 1-3 p.m. Erin Gallant presents “What is Spirit Horse”
• (Update: All tickets for the Wesley Church Flipper Dinner on Thursday, May 22 have been completely sold out.) Wesley Church will hold a flipper dinner with dessert, tea/coffee on Thursday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Eat in only, there are no takeouts available. Tickets are $20 . Call Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 782-1689 or the Church office at 579-3682 for tickets.
• The Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program (NAACAP) will host its annual general meeting Thursday, May 22, at the Elk’s Lodge, Carpasian Road, St. John’s at 7 p.m. New board members and volunteers for working committees needed. Refreshments provided and social to follow.
• The Ladies of the Sabre are having their spring dessert party and card game on May 22 at the Mazol Shrine Centre, 530 Topsail Rd. Dessert served at 7 p.m. Cards starting at 8 p.m. Usual spins and door prize. Come bring your friends. Cost is $10.
Friday, May 23
• Young Scientist: Sick Science 2 on May 23-24 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway from 1-3 p.m. Geared to ages three to 10, though children of all ages are welcome. Time for all those crazy experiments your mom won’t let you do at home. Hands on activities, crafts, stories and more. Parents must remain with their children at all times. Check out our website, manuelsriver.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information.
• A gala masquerade ball will be held May 23 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, starting 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 each, with a $175 tax receipt. Tickets may be purchased by e-mailing Opera on the Avalon (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by calling the Opera on the Avalon office at 738-1322.
Saturday, May 24
• Topsail United Church annual spring flea market will be held on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome.
• Spring flower show at the Botanical Garden. Members of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will welcome spring with a beautiful display of spring flowers on Saturday, May 24, 12-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular annual event will take place in the display room of the Botanical Garden’s field centre. Admission is free.
• A song recital concert will be held May 24 at DF Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University School of Music, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 student/senior. Tickets may be purchased by e-mailing Opera on the Avalon (email@example.com), or by calling the Opera on the Avalon office at 738-1322.
• The 30 Plus Singles Club will have a singles dance Saturday, May 24 at the Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Members $5, non-members $9. Proper dress. No jeans. For more info about our club, visit our website: www.30plussinglesclub.ca
Sunday, May 25
• The Alzheimer Society is Staying One Step Ahead of Alzheimer’s Disease for their Walk for Memories taking place on May 25 at Kenny’s Pond in St. John’s and other locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador this spring and summer. Contact the Alzheimer Society at 1-877-776-0608 for more information or register online at www.walkformemoriesatlantic.ca.
• Dog Guides are a central part in helping many Canadians with disabilities step towards independence. By participating in the St. John’s Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 25 you can help provide Dog Guides at no cost to those who need it most. This five kilometre walk is taking place at Mundy Pond Walking Trail at 1:30 p.m. There is no registration fee and all funds raised go towards providing dog guides. For more information, to register, or donate visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.
• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. (Doors open 1 p.m.) Great songs and music.
• Torbay Folk Group open jam session Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m. at Liddys in Torbay. All welcome.
• Tickets to the SAGGH School of Nursing Annual Alumnae Dinner on June 2 will be available until May 25 at a cost of $45 each. Call Cheryl at 753-8309 or Jean at 722-0629 for more information.
• Join Rev. Bill Mercer and the Wesley Male Choir for an evening of music, song and the spoken word, with an opportunity to request your favourite hymn, on May 25 at Wesley United Church. The service will start at 6:50 p.m. All are welcome.
• Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold a singspiration service Sunday, May 25 at 7 p.m. with special guests “5 Atlantic” from Greens Harbour Pastoral charge. Pre- hymn sing at 6.45 p.m. All are welcome.
• Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, with Founding Director Dr. Valerie Long, will be presenting their 14th Annual Spring into Song Concert and Sing-A-Long on Sunday May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church “The Kirk.” Tickets $20 and are available at the door. (Cash only please!) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 26
• Memories, Memories-Life Story Writing for Fun, with Susan Templeton and Donna Burt, Mondays from May 26-June 16, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Mount Pearl seniors independence group has received funding to support unpaid caregivers. An important meeting will be held Monday, May 26 from 2-4 p.m. at Park Place Community Centre. Prizes and refreshments and transportation provided to those who need it. Call 748-6485 to register.
Tuesday, May 27
• Chakras for beginners with Donna Burt, Tuesdays, May 27-June 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email email@example.com.
• Cape St. Francis PC Association annual general meeting to elect officers and leadership convention delegates on May 27, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lions Club, Pouch Cove. ID needed.
• Coping series with Helen Martinez, PBVM, Psy. D, Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. Addendum: May 20 changed to May 27 Managing Anger I and May 27 changed to June 3 — Managing Anger II at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. in St. John’s. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Friends of Salmonier Nature Park AGM will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 27 in the Sobeys Community Room, Howley Estates. The public are welcome.
• Trail Tuesday on May 27 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway at 7 p.m. Come join us for the Centre’s first Trail Tuesday. Find a buddy to trek with or a guide to bring you to new places. Learn more about our provincial trails. Bring your beautiful scenic pictures to share. Refreshments available. Check out our website, manuelsriver.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information.
• The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 27 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. All Sir Knights are encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m., meeting to follow. Sir Knights are reminded to bring their 3rd Degree card and their 4th Degree card to the meeting.
Wednesday, May 28
• The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a Learning Series every Wednesday for the public at the office at 835 Topsail Rd., Mount Pearl. Pre-registration is required. You can also connect by conference call or Skype. For more information, call 1-709-576-0608.
• Mindfulness-awareness workshop series on Wednesdays ongoing to May 28 and May 31. Location is Key Assets, 120 LeMarchant Rd. 40+ years’ experience. Cost is $80. For more information call Andrew Safer at 722-2716.
• Eastern Health’s Centre for Pain and Disability Management in St. John’s is offering free public education sessions about chronic pain and self-management. All sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria conference room on the main floor of the Dr. L. A. Miller Centre. Registration not required. The dates May 28, Activity Planning with Chronic Pain. For additional information, call 709-777-7048.
Thursday, May 29
• Free at Marguerite’s Place 170 Cashin Ave. on May 29 from 1-3 p.m. presenting a “Movie”.
• Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador annual general meeting Thursday, May 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Husky Energy Easter Seals House, 206 Mt. Scio Rd., in St. John's. Guest speaker is Minister of Health and Community Services Paul Davis. RSVP to Katie Janes at email@example.com.