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Cookie Dough Fundraiser

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

New Found Life Bible Camp, High Power Soccer Camp

Join us July 27th-31st, starting at 9 a.m. Children ages 4-15 of every skill level enjoy a week filled with soccer skills, games and Bible lessons.

The camp will be held at Larkhall Academy on Larkhall Street.

Contact Russell or Lori Smith at 709-437-5637 for more info.

Family Worship Centre (Harbour Grace)

Open Air Gospel Services every Wednesday at 7 p.m. by the plane at Riverhead in Harbour Grace

Beginning on Wednesday, July 1st up until Wednesday, August 26th

Come and enjoy an hour of gospel singing and preaching.

For further info call Pastor Wallace White, 709-596-5426.

Bowring Park Swimming Pool Closed During Construction

The swimming pool at Bowring Park is closed for 2015 while the City of St. John’s constructs a new $3.5 million pool house. The new pool house will have enhanced washrooms and change rooms, including family change rooms.

The splash pad at Bowring Park will be operational from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, beginning Thursday, July 2nd to Sunday, August 30th. Please note that in order to operate the splash pad the pool will be filled.

For further information contact Access St. John’s, available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online at

An Afternoon in the Garden

Join our horticulture staff and see what’s in bloom at MUN Botanical Garden every week. This outdoor program will take place in the flower garden area, every Wednesday afternoon, 2–3 p.m., May to November.

To participate in this program, please check-in at the visitor services counter 10 minutes before the program start time. General admission fees apply; free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, suitable for gravel paths. Everyone welcome. Bring your gardening questions.

For more information, please call 864-8590, e-mail or visit

7th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Autism

Motorcycle Ride for Autism 2015 is happening this summer in:

Grand Falls Windsor – August 1st

Pledge sheets, online registration and more are all available now. Riders can register ahead of time to beat the crowd.

Create a personal fundraising page to share with all your family, friends, and supporters!
Visit for all the details and to register.

Sunday Nature Programs at MUN Botanical Garden

Drop by the Botanical Garden every Sunday for nature programs. Activities may include: bird watching, nature hikes, duck feeding, ‘meet the critters’ story time and more. These programs go ahead every Sunday rain or shine, until Labour Day weekend. Fee: General admission. Registration is not required. FREE for members of the Friends of the Garden, MUN students and children 5 years old and younger. For more information, please call 864-8590, email or visit

Gander Boys and Girls Club

The Gander Boys and Girls Club is holding its Annual Demolition Derby on August 2nd as part of Gander’s Festival of Flight celebrations. With four rounds of metal-grinding, heart-pounding action, you won’t be disappointed!

Gate opens at 12 noon and the first flag drops at 2 p.m.

For more info, find us on facebook at Gander Boys and Girls Club Annual Demolition Derby or call (709) 256-7803.

New Found Life Bible Camp, Floor Hockey Camp

Join us August 3rd-7th, starting at 9 a.m. Children ages 7-13 enjoy a week of floor hockey skills, games, Bible lessons and fun.

The camp will be held at Larkhall Academy on Larkhall Street.

Contact Russell or Lori Smith at 709-437-5637 for more info.

Annual Fish Fry at The Fluvarium

Annual Fish Fry will take place on August 4th at the Fluvarium (5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s), a Regatta Eve tradition in support of environmental education and freshwater ecology stewardship.

Join Executive Chef Steve Watson on the Eve of the Annual St. John’s Regatta at 6 p.m. (seating starts at 5:30 p.m.)

And don’t forget The Fluvarium’s signature dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Call Dan or Wandalee for your tickets today, 754-FISH (754-3474).

The Royal Engineer’s Encampment

On August 7th and 8th, join us for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Cariboo Waggon Road. The Members of the Columbia Detachment of the Royal Engineers and Associates Living History Group will be camping at Lebourdais Park in Quesnel, BC to celebrate. The Encampment will serve as an educational and interactive event that includes the role-playing of historic figures, education on the role of the engineers during the surveying and construction of the Waggon Road, and demonstration of craft skills, period games, and music. Free admission. For more information, contact the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives by phone: 250-992-9580 or email:

Coastal Sounds Choir Association

Coastal Sounds Choir Association is excited to announce our upcoming Fall season! We now have four projects available to the community: Coastal Sounds Community Choir, Aurora Women’s Choir, the new Con Fuoco Youth Choir and the Christmas Cantata Project. Con Fuoco is a mixed youth choir for ages 15-23. Auditions for both Con Fuoco and Aurora will take place on Wednesday, August 19th at 7 p.m. and September 5th at 12 p.m. at Topsail United Church, by appointment only. For all other start dates and rehearsal locations, please visit, email or Like us on Facebook at

Spirit of the Sea Festival (Foxtrap)

All Saints Parish, Foxtrap are hosting our annual Spirit of the Sea Festival, August 21st-23rd.

On August 22nd we will have a Newfoundland-style breakfast between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Lunch will be moose burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, tea/coffee and pop. At 6 p.m. there will be a delicious meal of cod or salmon with all the trimmings, dessert and tea/coffee. While you enjoy your meal, there will be a dinner theatre with “Stars of the Grand Ole Opry”. Tickets must be purchased in advance. During the day there will be a bake sale, crafts, preserves, auctions and other fun activities.

On August 23rd will be our Grand Finale with a Gospel Hymn Sing with invited local entertainers starting at 7 p.m. A free-will offering will be received at the door. If you require any further info, please contact Sandra at 240-2114 or Aura at 834-9384.

Arts funding opportunities

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and groups). Deadline is Tuesday, September 15th. Projects must start on or after November 15th, 2015. Contact ArtsNL for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, call 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), visit, or e-mail

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