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Bereavement Sessions

This 8-week Bereavement Information and Support Group is designed for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This facilitator-led group will use the resources developed and distributed by the Pastoral Care and Ethics Department of Eastern Health. Sessions will be offered Thursdays, 7–9 PM, April 9th to May 28th inclusive. For more information or to register for the group, please contact Jean at 368-7050 or

April Events: Manuels River (CBS)

Come visit the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre for some very special April events.

April 24th, 1-3 PM and April 25th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Young Scientist – Earth Day!

Our Young Scientist series is all about fun hands-on activities, crafts, games, and hikes for kids, following a different theme each session. This program is led by our science interpreters and aimed at ages 3 to 10 but all ages are welcome.  Parents must stay with their children during this program. There’s always the potential to head outdoors for a hike, so please dress children warmly if you’re interested in that option. No pre-registration needed, free with admission or membership.

April 27th, 11 AM: Babies@Manuels

Parents, join us every second Monday for a movie in our theatre. The environment is baby and toddler-friendly with lower sound, changing tables, toys and snacks provided, and other understanding parents around as you watch the film. Included with the cost of admission (under age 5 is free), or with a membership. No pre-registration is needed, just drop in. Check our website,, to find out what film will be featured.

We’re located in that beautiful building next to the Manuels Bridge at 7 Conception Bay Highway in CBS. For more information about admissions, memberships, programming, events bookings, and hours of operations for exhibits, cafe and gift store call 834-2099, go to or follow us on Facebook “The Manuels River Experience” or Twitter “@ManuelsRiver”.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Please support the Single Parent Association of NL with their frozen cookie dough fundraiser. Available in 6 delicious flavors. Call 738-3401 for info or drop by SPAN at 472 Logy Bay Road to pick up your cookie dough.

Infinitely More – 5th Annual East Coast Tour

2015 ECMA Nominee, Infinitely More, is thrilled to announce our 5th Annual East Coast Tour!

Husband and wife duo, Allison Lynn and Gerald Flemming, offer a fusion of folk, pop, country, hymns and worship that soothes the heart and ignites the soul. Our original songs and fresh interpretations of the classics encourage and inspire both the seeker and the lifelong Christian.

Currently based out of Burlington, Ontario, Infinitely More is a full-time touring ministry.

Come join us for a concert on our 5th Annual East Coast Tour!

April 25 – Concert, Burin
April 26 – Concert, Trinity
April 28 – Concert, Greenspond
April 29 – Concert, Bonavista
April 30 – Concert, Gander

For full details on all events, please visit

Fluvarium Kid’s Club: April Showers

Water, water, everywhere…it is in the sky, on the land and under the ground. Every plant and animal on earth needs clean water. Discover how nature cleans her water and how we can help her out!

Every weekend in April (11-26) at 1:30 PM at the Fluvarium.

Evening Gospel Service (Clarke’s Beach)

Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold an evening gospel service on April 26th at 7 p.m. with special guests Brigus-Cupids Male Choir. There will be a hymn sing-along at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments to follow in church hall. All are welcome.

Tim Neufield and The Glory Boys (Lewisporte)

Come join us for a night of celebration, worship, bluegrass and joy with Tim Neufield and the Glory Boys. It will take place on April 26th at Philadelphia Pentecostal Tabernacle in Lewisporte.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m.

Admission is free!

For more information contact the church office at 535-6845.

Need help preparing your tax and benefit return?

If you need help to complete your income tax and benefit return, you may be eligible for free assistance through the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). During these free tax preparation clinics, trained volunteers will help you complete and file your return on time and claim all the benefits and credits you are entitled to. To be eligible, you must have a modest income and a simple tax return.

These suggested maximum income levels are a guideline for determining eligibility:

Single person – up to $30,000
Couple – up to $40,000
One adult with one child – up to $35,000

To find out more, or to learn the location of a clinic near you, visit or call 1-800-959-8281.

Volunteers needed for seniors programs

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, the Seniors Resource Centre NL is offering two great 50+ programs in the St. John’s / Mount Pearl areas: Friendly Visiting and the Mall Walkers Club.

The Friendly Visiting program offers seniors with limited social connections a new and supportive friendship, a link to community programs and services, and regular visits with a volunteer.

The Mall Walkers Program helps seniors increase their level of activity while having fun, making new friends, learning about healthy aging and connecting with programs and services of the community. The Mall Walkers Club Assistant would walk with a senior and help with refreshments after the walk.

Starting March 12th – May 31st. Contact Sharon at 737-2333 or email

Special screening of Last Days in Vietnam

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, Memorial University’s Department of Sociology and the Avalon Woodturners Guild are co-sponsoring a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam.

A “Question and Answer” with world-renowned wood artist Binh Pho will follow the screening. His story is featured in the film.

The screening takes place on Tuesday, April 28th, and begins at 7 p.m. in room A-1043 of the Arts and Administration building. Free parking is available in lot 15B.

Nominations open for Alumni Tribute Awards

Memorial University wants to hear from you.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 34th annual Alumni Tribute Awards to be held in late 2015.

This year’s deadline is April 30th.

The awards are the highest honour bestowed by graduates and friends to Memorial alumni who’ve made tremendous contributions at home and around the world.

Nominations are being accepted for the following: Alumni of the Year; J.D. Eaton Alumni Award; Outstanding Community Service Award; and Alumni Horizon Award.

Brief nomination forms, plus award criteria and more information, are available online at

Heart and Soul of the City Church Leader Forum

St. John’s church leaders, equip your church to become an invaluable neighbour. Gain practical insights, tools, and resources to understand and engage the needs of your community.

On April 30th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Ministry Centre, join Dr. John Fuder, author of the new, best-selling Neighbourhood Mapping (2014).

For details and to sign up, visit

Flea Market (Topsail)

The Anglican Church Women of St. John the Evangelist Church will be holding a Spring Flea Market on May 2nd from 9 AM to 2 PM in the church hall at 20 Rectory Road in Topsail.

Fluvarium Kid’s Club: May Flowers

Plants and trees turn green and colourful this time of year. Birds and bugs start showing up to help plants grow seeds. Come discover how plants and animals work together in nature!

Kids Club happens at the Fluvarium every weekend at 1:30 p.m. for 45-60 minutes. The price is the cost of admission.

Mount Pearl Show Choir Presents “Etcetera 29″

Looking for a night out to see some of the most amazing talent our province has to offer? Etcetera 29 is a night of song and dance and features over 200 youth. Come see the Mount Pearl Glacier transformed into a stage with lights and sound! Tickets are on sale now at the Glacier and the show runs from May 5th-9th. Come along and bring your friends!

Coastal Sounds Community Choir Spring Concert (Kelligrews)

Coastal Sounds Community Choir Spring Concert will take place on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 PM at All Saints Anglican Church in Kelligrews, with the CBS Concert Band. Reception to follow. For tickets, please contact Glenda Bartlett at 834-0216 or Dorothy Hogan at 240-0525. Donations graciously accepted for the CBS Food Bank. Also accepting new members in September. Please visit, email or visit our Facebook page for more information.

Special Campmeeting Rally (Shearstown)

There will be a special campmeeting rally on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 PM at Full Gospel Pentecostal Tabernacle, 221 Main Road, Shearstown. Hosted by the Men’s Ministries, there will be special singing, personal testimonies, and the special guest speaker will be Pastor Dennis Curnew. This special service is open to the general public and to all churches of various faiths. Come along and bring a friend! For more information, contact Wayne Noble at (709) 786-3903.

SAEN Annual Dinner and Auction

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) will hold its annual dinner and auction on May 9th at the Holiday Inn with doors opening at 6:00 PM and a delicious meal of cod starting at 7:30 PM. Past auctions have included silent and live auction of flies, angling gear and fishing trips. Tickets can be obtained by calling Don Hutchens at the SAEN Office (722-9300) or at

Topsail United Church Dinner

A dinner will be held at Topsail United Church on May 9th at 7 p.m. Menu of potato, pasta, Caesar salad, oven roasted potato, dessert, tea or coffee. For more info or to reserve, please call 834-4567.

SESP Program for Single Parents

Are you a single parent ready to get back into the work force? Need help planning your future career path? Need support and direction to get you started? Let SPAN help you to achieve these goals. The next SESP class starts on May 11th. Over 1500 single parents have experienced SESP. Call 738-3401 and ask for Helen, or email today.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s parks and protected areas – forum

Worried about Newfoundland and Labrador’s parks and protected areas?

This forum is for you!

You’re invited to join others who share your concern at a day-long forum organized by CPAWS NL and Nature NL.

It will take place on Wednesday, May 13th at The Fluvarium in St. John’s.

Pre-registration fee will include the cost of lunch.

Register online at or make cheques payable to CPAWS-NL.

City Seeking Nominations for Senior of the Year Award

The City of St. John’s is seeking nominations for the annual Senior of the Year Award, which will be presented on June 8th, during the City Council meeting.

The award will recognize a senior who has made significant volunteer contributions in the City. It can be through service to the community, or by improving the quality of life of citizens through community involvement, including but not limited to, music, sport, recreation, art or other. The Senior of the Year award is sponsored by Kenny’s Pond Retirement Living.

Individuals are encouraged to submit nominations to the City for consideration, should they know of a senior (age 60+) who deserves to be recognized for their dedication to the community.

Further details, criteria and nomination forms are available on the City’s website under Living in St. John’s in the Forms and Applications section, Council Committees.

Nominations close at 4 PM on Thursday, May 14th.

New date for Alumni Tribute Awards

Memorial University’s 33rd annual Alumni Tribute Awards have been rescheduled.

The awards will take place Thursday, May 14th, at 6 PM at R. Gushue Hall on the St. John’s campus.

The ceremony was initially scheduled for February but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Two Flipper Dinners – Wesley Church

Wesley Church will be holding two Flipper Dinners (with dessert, tea and coffee), one on Thursday, May 14th and another on Thursday May 28th , both at 6 p.m. Eat-in only, there are no takeouts available. Tickets will only be valid on the night for which they are purchased. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Women’s Provincial Conference

Women’s Provincial Conference, May 22nd-24th at the Comfort Inn, St. John’s. The theme will be Joyful Sound Celebration! Celebrate our God! Celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Speakers will be Pastor Tracey Bess of Botwood and Pastor Kimberly Porter of Eastern Gate Church, St. John’s. Praise and Worship by Pastor Kimberly Porter and her team. Celebration gift for everyone who attends. Registration includes Buffet Breakfast (May 23rd and 24th), Afternoon Tea (May 23rd) and Evening Celebration Banquet (May 23rd).

We are anticipating a great celebration and we would love to have you join us for this wonderful event!

For info and registration details contact Jean Hill at 364-2219.

Aurora Ladies Choir Spring Concert

Aurora Ladies Choir will hold their Spring Concert on May 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at Topsail United Church, with a string quartet. Reception to follow.

Donations for the CBS Food Bank are graciously accepted. For tickets, please contact Glenda Bartlett at 834-0216 or
Dorothy Hogan at 240-0525. Also accepting new members in September. Please visit, email or visit our Facebook page at for more information.

Prom Dreams Program

SPAN is currently seeking donations of gently used prom dresses and dark suits/tuxedos for their Prom Dreams Program. Garments may be dropped off at the SPAN Business Office, 472 Logy Bay Road, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 4:30 PM. For more information please call 738-3401.

Run to the Rock Christian Motorcycle Rally and Gospel Blues Festival (Lewisporte)

The first annual Run to the Rock Christian Motorcycle Rally and Gospel Blues Festival will be held at the Emmanuel Convention Centre in Lewisporte, July 31st to August 2nd. Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help out, contact us at our Facebook page,

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