Go Guide — Newfoundland and Labrador community events June 12-19

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Thursday, June 12

All Saints Parish Ways and Means, Foxtrap, will host a Father’s Day Luncheon Thursday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. There will be soup, sandwiches, dessert and a game of cards. Tickets are available from Barb at 834-4795 or Sandra 834-4627.

• A free information session on “Wills and estate planning: what you need to know” hosted by the A.C. Hunter Library on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Kellie Cullihall, Gittens & Associates www.gittenslaw.com. Register at 737-3950. Limited space available.

• Town hall meeting — Are you thinking of starting a family but worried about the financial cost? Do you feel you have to choose between a career and a baby? Please come to a public meeting to discuss parental benefits and challenges with the EI system on June 12 at Cowan Heights United Church on 141 Frecker Dr. from 7-9 p.m.

 

Friday, June 13

• Holy Cross Elementary, St. Clare Avenue — school closing ceremony on Friday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m. All former staff, students, parents and friends of the school are invited. Come out and share memories with other Crusaders.

• Canadian Mental Health Association, Newfoundland and Labrador holds its annual general meeting and 50th anniversary celebration on June 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Pl. St. John’s. Please RSVP to lbeck@cmhanl.ca.

• MUN Botanical Garden is hosting the flagship Garden Days (www.gardendays.ca) events for Newfoundland and Labrador, a country-wide celebration of gardens in our communities and in our lives, launched by National Garden Day, June 13-15. The three-day celebration includes: garden walks, talks, and demonstrations guaranteed to educate and inspire. Garden Days itinerary: http://www.mun.ca/botgarden/events/annual/GardenDays.php

 

Saturday, June 14

• Cochrane Street United Church is hosting a plant, book and bake sale on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please use the Bannerman Street entrance. There will be a large number of mature plants ready for planting, a variety of book topics and delicious homemade baked goods. For further information, please contact the church office at 722-3023.

• Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold a flea market in the church hall on June 14. Doors open at 9.30 a.m. Coffee and muffins will also be available. All are welcome.

• What a better Father’s Day gift than to treat Dad to a relaxing round of golf while supporting the Gander Boys and Girls Club. The Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Auction at the Gander Golf Club on Saturday, June 14. The public is invited to sign up individually, register a team or come out and participate in our live and silent auctions where you are sure to find the perfect Father’s Day gift. For further information, to become a sponsor or to register, call the chamber office at 256-7110.

• All Saints open mike. Come up to Foxtrap parish hall, C.B.S. on June 14. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Come enjoy a great evening of entertainment. For more information call Selina at 834-5960.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club holds a barbecue and dance, June 14 at the RCAF, 565 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville. Meal served at 8 p.m. Dance will be from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Barbecue and dance: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Dance only: $5 for members, $9 for non-members. To order steaks, call 722-3060 before 5 p.m. on June 13.

• “Salmon The Leaper!” Kids’ Club program for June at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Discover the salmon life cycle, hear a story of the mysterious Salmon People and play a game about the great journey a salmon takes to the ocean on June 14 and June 15 at 1:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 15

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open-mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s show will be held on June 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.

• Father’s Day at the Geo Centre on June 15 from 2-4 p.m. Join us for craft and art stations, science demonstrations, “DIY for Dad” card making stations, and even a silly pictures photo booth. All activities are included with the cost of admission and you receive 50 per cent off adult admission when accompanied by a child.

• Join the fun and help us Move for Mental Health! The Consumers’ Health Awareness Network of Newfoundland and Labrador is participating in the national Defeat Depression campaign by hosting a community walk on Sunday, June 15 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the St. John’s Lions Club. Register and donate online at the St. John’s Walk to Defeat Depression website. Donations of $25 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. http://mdsc.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=8820&mid=8.

 

Monday, June 16

• • To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please join us for a seniors safety fair on June 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the RCMP Headquarters, 100 White Hills Rd. Featuring displays from organizations with information on how to keep you safe, entertainment, free coffee, tea and cake in our seating area. This is a free event and open to all. Parking is available. For more information call the Seniors Resource Centre NL at 737-2333.

• Colony of Avalon. The 2014 dig season begins on June 16, led by Barry Gaulton of Memorial University. This year archeologists will further investigate the levelled terrace behind the Mansion House hall to determine if there are any 17th-century structures from the Calvert era (1621-1637) or the Kirke period (1638-1696). They will also explore the pre-colonial occupations of Ferryland by excavating the 16th-century occupations associated with the Beothuk and European migratory fishermen.

• Wesley United Church will hold a lobster supper (including three salads, roll, dessert, tea/coffee) on June 19 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and must be picked up and paid for by June 16. For tickets please call Phoebe Sheppard 726-1689, Jennifer Pinsent Barnes 579-7900 or the church office 579-3682.

 

Tuesday, June 17

• Chakras for beginners with Donna Burt, Tuesdays ongoing until June 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting on June 17 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. All Brother Knights are welcome.

• Chow Qigong eight-week Tuesday daytime and evening classes for new and returning students ongoing to June 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Combining energy testing, posture, breath, exercises, massages, qi-pressure, meditation, nutrition and more, Chow Qigong is a way to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit using your own natural resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of your body’s internal energy. Please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca and browse the Chow Qigong menu link for more details.

• Holy Eucharist worship service to celebrate Saint Luke’s Homes 50th anniversary at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin,

1 Cornwall Cres. on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Everyone welecome. For further information visit www.saintlukeshomes.com.

• Card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on June 17 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Bring your own cards, lunch provided. For more information call 895-6424 or 895-2215.

 

Wednesday, June 18

Join us for a Newfoundland and Labrador Trivia Night on June 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Space is limited so call 737-3950 to register. You can form your team of four or we’ll place you on a random team.

• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre monthly meeting, Wednesday June 18 at 8 p.m. at Memorial University Chemistry/Physics Room C-2045. Public welcome, free parking in Lot 5 at rear of building, details at www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

Thursday, June 19

• Nature Newfoundland and Labrador and Friends are celebrating this valuable part of our natural environment with an evening walk along the shores of Long Pond and part of Rennie’s River on June 19, meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fluvarium parking lot. John Gibson, DFO scientist emeritus and long-time urban rivers advocate, will discuss the importance of maintaining the natural character of Long Pond, its valuable wetlands and Rennie’s River under the threat of biodiversity loss and the uncertainties of a changing climate.

• The Alzheimer Society will hold its next monthly family support group meeting June 19 at 7 p.m, at 835 Topsail Rd., Unit 107. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

 

Upcoming events

• “The Practice of Kindness in Everyday Life,” — a mindfulness seminar with Ken Friedman on June 20 from 7-9 p.m. and June 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $10 Friday; $70 Friday and Saturday. Key Assets Training Room 120 LeMarchant Rd. More information or tickets call 770-3122 or email register@mindfulnessawareness.ca.

• Simply Summer Extravaganza on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Torbay parish hall, off Convent Lane in Torbay. Admission is $1 or non-perishable food item (kids 12 and under free). All donations go to the local food bank.

• The NL chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers’ Campaign holds its annual walk to raise funds for the African grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grandchildren due to AIDS. The walk will be held on June 21 around Quidi Vidi Lake from 12-2 p.m. Registration will be at the Royal Canadian Legion, 930 The Boulevard, Pleasantville from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Coffee/tea/water/juice and hot soup and rolls will be provided after the walk. Donations are requested for the SLF programs. Children, “grandothers” and dogs are welcome.

• Open house at Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus, on June 21 from 2-4 p.m. Join The Landfall Trust on the occasion of Rockwell Kent’s birthday as we unveil the replica of the wooden figurehead that Kent installed at the cottage in 1914. Unveiling at 3 p.m.

  • Powers Court open-mike show at St. Thomas of Villanova parish hall in Manuels, C.B.S. on June 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. This is the last show for the summer and there will be a draw for a new guitar. For more information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 631-8439.

• There will be a beginner weekend in Taoist Tai Chi on June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided) and June 22 from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Location: basement ofthe Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. To register call 579-5276.

 • Bereavement information and support program, with Susan Templeton and Donna Burt,  eight weeks on Tuesdays ongoing  to June 24, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net.

• 12 Step Spirituality, with Agnes Hutchings, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ongoing to June 24, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Join us for a free presentation on how to grow and prepare culinary herbs on June 25 at 7 p.m. to add healthy flavour to your meals. Get helpful kitchen tips and learn about how to grow a variety of herbs locally. Hosted by A.C. Hunter Public Library and Food Security Network NL. Register in advance by contacting 737–3950.

Organizations: A.C. Hunter Public Library, Suncor Energy, Gittens Associates Cowan Heights United Church Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane Street United Church The Lantern Beach United Church Gander Boys and Girls Club Gander Area Chamber of Commerce Gander Golf Club Plus Singles Club The Conception Harbour Heritage Group Geo Centre Lions Club Seniors Resource Centre NL Mansion House Wesley United Church Knights of Columbus Peace church Royal Astronomical Society of Canada The Alzheimer Society Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Royal Canadian Legion The Landfall Trust

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Clare Avenue, Pleasantville Bannerman Street All Saints Foxtrap Torbay Road Avalon Long Pond Ferryland Saint Luke Portugal Cove Quidi Vidi Lake Brigus St. Thomas Manuels Taoist Tai Chi

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