The following is a listing of upcoming events that will take place in St. john's ad its surrounding communities.
A Family Fun Day: Little Sprouts and Wings will be held on May 17 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway. This month’s Family Fun Day is all about gardening for butterflies. Organizers will show Disney Nature’s “Wings of Life” movie at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and create living take- home activities in between. Check out the website, manuelsriver.com or follow the group on Facebook or Twitter for more information. A butterfly sits on a leaf in the sun in a front yard in Mount Pearl . — File photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram.
Thursday, May 15
• The 25th Annual Festival of New Dance call for submissions. Mail submission to Neighbourhood Dance Works, P.O. Box 815, Station C, St John’s, NL, A1C 5L7. For full details visit http://neighbourhooddanceworks.com/callforsubmissions.php. Deadline is May 15.
• The Agnes Pratt Home Auxiliary will hold a lasagna luncheon, with dinner roll, tossed salad and sundae with assorted toppings, on Thursday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Wesley Fellowship Hall, Patrick Street. Social to follow. Tickets are $12, available by calling Phoebe at 782-1689 or Marjorie at 722-6825.
• Free at Marguerite’s Place 170 Cashin Avenue on May 15 from 1-3 p.m. the Floral Design Group presents “A Floral Workshop.”
• Are you or someone you know affected by Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer Society will be holding its next monthly family support group meeting on May 15 at 7 p.m. at 835 Topsail Rd., Unit 107. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and would like to attend a meeting with other family members attend our meeting. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.
• Aaron O’Brien grew up in Cape Broyle on the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula. He has a passion for wilderness areas and has been an avid hiker for the past 15 years. He will give an overview of the condition of the wilderness reserve, paying particular attention to threats to its ecological integrity and discussing violations of reserve regulations that he has observed on May 15 at Memorial University, Science Building Room SN 2067 at 7:30 p.m.
• PC Association of St. John’s North annual general meeting to elect officers and leadership convention delegates on May 15 at 45 Kelsey Drive (Sobeys community room) at 7:30 p.m. ID needed (drivers licence, or two IDs showing address and/or signature).
• All Things Bright and Beautiful — a Gala Concert honoring Patricia Young, is being held on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Cochrane Street United Church. No admission. A freewill donation would be appreciated.
• The City of St. John’s, through the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Seniors, annually recognizes a senior who has made significant volunteer contributions to the community by presenting the Senior of the Year award. Nominations for the Senior of the Year award are now open, and close on May 15. To nominate a senior in
St. John’s, 60 years of age or above, find the form at www.stjohns.ca (look under quick links, forms, council committees) or request a copy by calling 576-8620.
• The spring concert of the Francophone Association choir, La Rose des Vents, under the direction of Claire Wilkshire, is happening on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the French community centre on Ridge Road. Feel free to bring along a little pocket money for the bake sale table and tickets on a basket, two fundraisers that will help send the choir to
St-Pierre in June. Tickets are $15/$10 at the door, or you can call 726-4900.
Friday, May 16
• Alcoholics Anonymous service weekend and round up on May 16-18 at the Comfort Inn in St. John’s. For more information call 579-5215 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The St. John’s Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee welcomes all seniors who may be concerned about their personal safety and well-being. Please join us for a morning of information, education, knowledge sharing and a social opportunity on May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel, 21 Adams Avenue. Seniors will be provided with practical tips on keeping themselves safe while at home and in the community, as well as an opportunity to connect with other seniors in a relaxed coffee break atmosphere. Call the Seniors Resource Centre at 737-2333 to register by May 16. Crime Prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Take the necessary steps to be safe and ensure you don’t provide others with opportunities to make you a victim of crime.
Saturday, May 17
• Powers Court open-mike show at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels on May 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at
8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. For more information call Frank 834-8196 or Ian 631-8439.
• CWF Walk for Wildlife May 17. Join the PCSP Walking and Hiking Club with local bird and nature advocate Bill Montevecchi for a hike up Beachy Cove Hill, Portugal Cove for views of Bell Island. Meet 10 a.m. at the end of Neary’s Pond Road, off Portugal Cove Road. Limited parking. Car-pooling recommended. The hike is free. However, we will “pass the hat” for donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation in aid of species at risk. www.walkforwildlife.ca.
• The Neighbourhood Strays are continuing the celebration of bellydance in Newfoundland and Labrador with Dance on the Edge 6. We are very excited to offer a spectacular show that will take place at Holy Heart Theatre on May 17. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and will be on sale at Holy Heart Theatre or online at www.holyhearttheatre.com.
Sunday, May 18
• 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 on May 18 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.
Tuesday, May 20
• Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 20 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m.
• Michelle Strong, retail manager of Smart Set, will share her tips and tricks to help you choose the best clothes at the A.C. Hunter Library, 3rd Floor on May 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. To register call 737-3950.
Wednesday, May 21
• Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 8 p.m. in Room C-2045 at Memorial University Chemistry/Physics Building. Free parking available in Lot 5 at rear of building, public welcome. Details are available at www.stjohnsrasc.ca.
• Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi PC AGM Delegate selection meeting on May 21 at the Sobeys Howley Estates community room at 7 p.m. For more information, call 699-9774.
• 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 include May 21, Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain Management; and May 28, Activity Planning with Chronic Pain. For additional information, call 777-7048.
Thursday, May 22
• Celebrate Biodiversity Day at MUN Botanical Garden on May 22, from
11 a.m. to
3 p.m. Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome. Location is MUN Botanical Garden field centre, 306 Mount Scio Rd.
• 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 sold.) 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. Call Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 782-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.
• 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. Bring your friends. Cost is $10.