SESP – Pre-employment Class
If you are a single parent on Income Support and would like help returning to the workforce, we can help. Call SPAN at 738-3401 for more information.
Free Children’s Program (Foxtrap)
Free Kids program – Blast Kidz for ages newborn – 11 (ages 3 and under need supervision)
Bi-weekly program on Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30
Faith Pentecostal Church
36 Foxtrap Access Road
For more information call 834-2806.
Is drinking causing problems?
Alcoholics Anonymous can help.
Stuff-a-Sock 2015 – Official Call for Stockings
United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking assistance from the general public in filling over 1700 adult stockings for its 7th annual Stuff-a-Sock Campaign.
Requests have been received from community groups in Bay Roberts, Corner Brook, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Hopedale, LaScie, Makkovik, Stephenville, St. John’s and the metro region of the province.
Distributed to those most vulnerable adults in our province, these stockings are filled with basic necessities and offer a sense of comfort to those often overlooked during the Christmas season – single parents, individuals living with mental illness, home-bound seniors, and individuals without adequate or continuous housing.
Ways to contribute:
– Fully stuffed stockings and stocking supplies can be dropped off at the United Way office, located at 39 Pippy Place during office hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), on or before Wednesday, December 2nd.
– For those unable to contribute physical stockings due to their geographic location, they are encouraged to donate a virtual stocking. Virtual stockings and supplies can be donated by visiting nl.unitedway.ca.
– For workplaces and community groups interested in contributing stockings, they are encouraged to contact United Way directly through email@example.com for more details.
Full details on how to donate a physical or virtual sock can be found by visiting nl.unitedway.ca.
The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper and Toy Program
Registration for The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper and Toy Program in St. John’s will take place at The Salvation Army St. John’s Temple, 101 Torbay Road.
November 12th and 13th
December 3rd and 4th
9 a.m. to 12 noon
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information contact:
Major John Goulding
Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army
Fluvarium Kids Club! November: A Fish’s Tale!
Discover the changes a little fish must go through as we take
Fluvarium Kids on the journey of a Brown Trout. It is spawning season at
The Fluvarium, some lucky visitors may even get to see the fish laying eggs!
1:30 p.m. every weekend
November 8th – 29th
Program will not run November 14th and 15th
Special programs run during Spawning Festival
Fluvarium Kids programming is designed for kids ages 5 – 10 and their families.
These programs are complimentary with admission and may include:
outdoor exploration, story time, craft and game.
Program is approximately 45-60 minutes long.
Family Worship Centre (Harbour Grace)
The Family Worship Centre in Harbour Grace will be hosting a Gospel Christmas Carol Sing at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on Wednesday, November 25th, at 7 p.m. Many local singers will be taking part.
For more information, call Pastor Wally White at 596-5426.
Concerned about preventing diseases and optimizing your wellness?
The St. John’s Health Expo is for you!
From November 26th to 29th, there will be free community events open to the general public.
Presented by Dr. Tim Riesenberger, MD, MPH
November 26th – Dominion Community Room, Blackmarsh Road, 7-9:30 p.m. – Ladies Night: Nutrition, Facts and Fiction
November 27th – NL Housing and Homelessness Association, 77 Charter Avenue, 7-9 p.m. – Defeating Diabetes
November 28th – St. Pat’s Bowling Lanes, 45 Blackmarsh Road, 7-9:30 p.m. – Men’s Night: Secrets to Live to 100
November 29th – The St. John’s Retired Citizen’s Club, 10 Bennett Avenue
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – The Body Triumph, Cancer vs. Immune System
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Nutrition, Facts and Fiction
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – A New Heart, Defeating the #1 Killer
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Secrets to Live to 100
For info, call 579-2530 or 689-9745.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends extend an invitation to parents who are experiencing grief at the loss of a child to meet with other bereaved parents on Thursday, November 26th. We meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Room 2J618, HSC near Pastoral Care. For more information, call Diana at 753-3530.
NOTE: Candle Lighting Memorial honouring our children will be on December 13th at 6:30 p.m.
Healing after abortion
Have you had an abortion? Looking to find emotional healing in a safe, non-judgemental environment with other women? If interested in joining a support group where you can begin the journey to renew, rebuild and experience inner peace, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 579-3818.
Hillgate Joys Christian Fellowship
Hillgate Joys Christian Fellowship welcomes you to our Ladies Christmas Banquet – “A Christmas Celebration!” on Thursday, December 3rd at Eastern Gate Church, 759 Empire Avenue.
This event is open to all ladies (for a charge for the dinner). The menu will be a hot turkey Christmas dinner. There is a special welcome to single moms with children from birth to 18 years, widows of any age and senior women over the age of 70 years – we want to bless these three groups of women, so there is no charge for them.
Deadline to register is November 27th. Contact Jean at 364-2219.
Identity Theft Protection: Fraud Protection for Seniors
November 27th at 2 p.m. – Free program at the A.C. Hunter Library. The presenter will be Larry Short. There will be refreshments, goodies and door prizes. Free transportation will be provided if needed. Call 737-3950 to register.
Let”s Make a Movie at Messy Church (BC)
Give your children a gift that money can’t buy. The gift of participating in the making of a Christmas movie.
(DVD copies are private and available to participants only)
For the best performance results it is recommended that parents and children attend the following 5 days:
– November 27th at 5 p.m.
– mornings of December 5th, 12th and 19th
– December 23rd when the movie will be made
There will be no cost to the participants. This is St. Peter’s gift to the families of Williams Lake, BC
Please call St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 250-392-4246 for details, or e-mail email@example.com or visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/StPetersWL
Glenbrook Lodge Ladies’ Auxiliary
The Glenbrook Lodge Ladies’ Auxiliary will be holding their Christmas Gospel Concert on November 27th, at 7:30 p.m., at the Salvation Army Citadel, Adams Avenue. Tickets are available at the SA Christian Bookstore, Adams Avenue. For more information, call 739-6391.
Up close and personal with Kevin Collins (Clarke’s Beach)
On November 27th at 7:30 p.m., an evening of “Up close and personal” with Kevin Collins at Clarke’s Beach United Church. For tickets, contact Maureen Bartlett, 786-6949 or Bartlett’s Irving (Bay Roberts), Marshall’s Corner Stop and Fish Market (South River), or members of Clarke’s Beach United Church Senior Choir.
Come and enjoy an evening of wonderful music.
Tom Jackson to Host Annual Huron Carole Show
On October 16th, actor, singer and lifetime philanthropist, Tom Jackson released his new album, Ballads Not Bullets, and announced details of his annual Huron Carole Tour.
The 2015 tour will begin in St. John’s on November 28th in support of the Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, and will end in Victoria on December 18th (all dates and local beneficiaries listed below).
The Huron Carole in St. John’s will be held at the Gathering Place, 172 Military Road on November 28th, at 7:30 p.m.
A limited number of tickets are still available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office.
Huron Carole Tour (with local beneficiary)
November 28th – St. John’s – The Gathering Place (Community Food Sharing)
November 29th – Kensington, PE – St. Mary’s Church (The Salvation Army Food Bank)
December 3rd – Calgary, AB – Deerfoot Inn (Calgary Food Bank)
December 4th – Red Deer, AB – Festival Hall (Red Deer Food Bank)
December 7th – Edmonton, AB – Ramada Hotel (Edmonton’s Food Bank)
December 8th – Lloydminster, SK – Venue TBA (The Salvation Army Food Bank)
December 9th – Saskatoon, SK – Delta Bessborough Hotel (Saskatoon Food Bank)
December 10th – Regina, SK – The Hotel Saskatchewan (Regina and District Food Bank)
December 12th – Moose Jaw, SK – Grant Hall Hotel (Moose Jaw Food Bank)
December 13th – Brandon, MB – Victoria Inn (The Counselling Centre)
December 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Fort Garry Hotel (Winnipeg Harvest)
December 18th – Victoria, BC – Venue TBA (Mustard Seed)
Promo material and additional event information:
Lady Cove Presents Stars
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk)
Lady Cove Women’s Choir will present a brand new Christmas story by iconic Newfoundland playwright, Robert Chafe.
To set the mood and get you into the holiday spirit, Lady Cove will surround this Christmas recitation with a wide variety of Yuletide favourites – old and new.
Box office hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wesley Church Men’s Choir
The Wesley Men’s Choir and Rev. Bill Mercer will hold a service on November 29th, starting at 6:50 p.m. with a sing-a-long.
All are welcome.
Nutrition: Facts and Fiction (CBS)
On November 30th beginning at 7 p.m., join Dr. Tim Riesenberger for a healthy lifestyle presentation titled, “Nutrition: Facts and Fiction”.
This will take place in CBS at 1079 Conception Bay Highway.
Admission is free, but spaces are limited.
For information, call 240-2421.
Grieving: Coping with the Holidays
Eastern Health’s Pastoral Care and Ethics Department invites you to “Grieving: Coping with the Holidays.” This event is designed to provide people who are spending their first couple of holiday seasons without a loved one with helpful information and suggestions. Two time slots are available: Wednesday, December 2nd from 1:30-3:00 p.m., or Thursday, December 3rd from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences Auditorium
For more information, please call 777-6959.
All Saints Parish – Christmas Afternoon Tea (Foxtrap)
ACW of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap are hosting a Christmas Afternoon Tea, entertainment and prizes in the Parish Hall, on Thursday, December 3rd, 2-4 p.m. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship.
For tickets, call Barb at 834-4795 or Dot at 834-5052.
Fluvarium Kids Club! December: O Christmas Tree!
“O Christmas Tree!”
Kids Club program for December at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium
Discover where this popular holiday tradition comes from and why these trees are important to our forest and river friends this time of year as well!
Every weekend from December 5-19 at 1:30 p.m.
Watch for a special Winter Solstice program on December 20th at 1:30 p.m. and December 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes
This Fluvarium Kids program is Family Fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.
Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs
Have you heard? Kids ages 5–10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months.
Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our Annual Family Pass.
For more information, call 754-3474 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale (Clarke’s Beach)
Clarke’s Beach United Church will hold its Annual Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale on December 5th at 2 p.m. Special guests, The Grace Gospel Singers, will perform Christmas music in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. The tea and sale will follow in the church hall. Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon. All are welcome.
Change Matters Christmas Concert (Foxtrap)
Join us at Faith Pentecostal Church (36 Foxtrap Access Road) for a great night of Christmas music with Gordon White, Angelina Richards, The Goulding Family and The Faith Children’s Choir on December 5th at 7 p.m. There is no admission for this event, but a love offering will be taken for Change Matters.
For more information, contact Angelina at 743-7120.
Baby’s First Christmas Market
On December 6th, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Park Place Community Centre, Mount Pearl.
A great selection of gifts and products for babies and expecting families. Special presentations, face painting and a special visitor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All donations at the door support Brighter Futures Coalition.
St. John’s Choir Christmas Concert
The St. John’s Choir will be presenting their Christmas Concert “Noel, Noel” at Cochrane Street United Church on Sunday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. The Choir is conducted by Stephen Candow and accompanied by Philip Roberts. Come join the Choir for a multicultural evening of Christmas songs and readings. Tickets are available from Choir members, by calling Andrea at 782-9255, or at the door.
Coastal Sounds Choir Association Holiday Concert (Foxtrap)
Coastal Sounds Choir Association will be presenting their Annual Holiday Concert on December 18th at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church in Foxtrap. The concert will feature the Coastal Sounds Community Choir, the Aurora Women’s Choir and the presentation of the 2015 Christmas Cantata Project with orchestra. Please support the CBS/Paradise Food Bank with a donation and a reception will follow the concert. Tickets are available from choir members, at the door and at Taylor’s Fish Market on the CBS Highway or online at coastalsounds.ca.
First United Church Christmas concert
The First United Church, located on Park Avenue in Mount Pearl, will be having a Christmas concert featuring the Ennis Sisters on December 19th.
Tickets are available by contacting the Church Office at 368-2194, or by calling Sharon at 368-6157.
The Collingsworth Family in Concert
Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an evening of family worship and praise with the Collingsworth Family!
They will be touring Newfoundland in 2016 at the following locations:
June 15, 2016
Contact Person: Wendy Woodland
Corner Brook Temple
177 O’Connell Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 7J5
June 16, 2016
Grand Falls – Windsor
Contact Person: Darren Andrews
Windsor Pentecostal Church
97 King Street
Grand Falls – Windsor, NL