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Grief and Bereavement Information and Support Program

The main purpose of this program is to provide information and support to people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Topics include Understanding Grief; Helping Ourselves and Helping Others; Healthy Grieving; Spirituality and Grief; Grief, Mental Health and Depression; Coping with Traumatic Loss; Grief and the Family; The Grief and Recovery Process. These sessions will be held for 8 weeks, every Tuesday, beginning May 19th – July 7th, at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Pastoral Care – Main Lobby Area. They will be co-facilitated by Sister Diane Smyth and Sister Betty Morrissey. To register, please call Mag Snook at 777-8972 or e-mail

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

Wesley Church Flipper Dinner

Wesley Church Flipper Dinner Sold Out

All tickets for the Flipper Dinner at Wesley Church on May 28th have now been sold. Wesley very much appreciates the support.

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 p.m., April 9th to May 28th inclusive. For more information or to register for the group, please contact Jean at 368-7050 or

Knights of Columbus

The 13th annual Rosary and Light Procession organized by the Knights of Columbus takes place on Thursday, May 28th at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this holy event. Come along and bring a friend.

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.

St. James Church – fund raiser

Fun-d Raiser for St. James’ Outreach Programs: Up Close and Personal, with Kevin Collins in the Sanctuary of the church, 330 Elizabeth Avenue, on May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Free parking available.

Tickets are available from the office, Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m.

Flea Market

Flea Market, May 30th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the St. John’s Salvation Army Temple, 101 Torbay Road, in support of our Youth Group.

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.

Canadian Diabetes Association

Are you a walker or runner? Make a difference in the lives of the over 58,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living with diabetes. Join the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Lace up with Team Diabetes event on May 31st in St. John’s. Walk/Run or form a Corporate Relay Team with family, friends, co-workers! Something for everyone! Plus Subway lunch and lots of prize giveaways! To register contact: or 709-754-0953, ext. 25.

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

Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

CARSTAR’s Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis at North Bank Lodge, Pippy Park on May 31st

Register at 9:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.

Contact Edna Cahill at 777-2219 or

Wesley Choirs Will Lead An Evening Service

Wesley United Church Ladies Fellowship Choir and the Male Choir will be participating in a service on May 31st starting at 6:50 pm, performing as a combined choir and individually. Come and hear the Word as only Rev. Bill Mercer can present and join the congregation in singing some of the older hymns of the Church. All are welcome.

Clarke’s Beach United Church

Clarke’s Beach United Church senior choir will present an evening of inspirational music on May 31st at 7 p.m. with the theme of Prayer.

Pre-hymn sing-along at  6:45 p.m.

Refreshments to follow in church hall. All are welcome.

License Your Pet for Free in June

During the month of June pet owners in the City of St. John’s can license their pets free of charge, as the $15 annual fee will be waived, for one month only.

Pet owners are required by law to have their pets licensed. Licensing allows Humane Services to reunite owners and their lost pets by providing a direct link to the owners contact information. This information is very important, especially if a pet is found injured and in need of immediate medical attention.

For locations to purchase a pet license please visit our website, or contact Access St. John’s, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online at

Healing Trauma

Healing Trauma, featuring Susan Cummings, Manager of Pastoral Care and Ethics for Mental Health and Addictions, Eastern Health.

It will take place at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond, on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

The Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador is having its major fundraiser, the Annual Dinner and Auction on June 5th. Come enjoy a lovely 3 course meal at Tiffany Village. There are plenty of live and silent auction items to suit anyone’s budget. To purchase a ticket or book a table, please call 737-2333. Space is limited.

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.

Tutor Training Workshop

Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor.
Teachers on Wheels will be holding a tutor-training workshop. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

Bird Watching / Listening Event

The Chamberlains Park Action Committee, Inc. (CPAC) is holding a morning bird walk on June 7th at 9 a.m. Biologist, Tony Lang will be on hand to help visitors identify the breeding birds of the park by sight and sound. Parking is available at the old Irving Station lot on Route 60 opposite Woodpath Road. The event will start at the parking area. Bring your binoculars!

In the event of high winds or heavy rain, the walk will take place on June 13th at 9 a.m.
For information, please call Stephanie at 834-3445.

Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association is holding its 8th Fundraising dinner and Silent Auction on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment by the Ennis Sisters. Tickets can be obtained by calling NLBIA at 579-3070.

Grief and Bereavement Session

This two hour session will describe the grieving process and present information to individuals and families on what they can do to help during their time of grief. Please join us on June 9th from 7-9 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at the Miller Centre. This session is free and open to the general public. For more information, please call Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes at 777-2167 or Mag Snook at 777-8972.

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Council of Catholic Woman’s League 35th Annual Provincial Convention

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Council of Catholic Women’s League of Canada will be holding its 35th Annual Provincial Convention. This convention will be held June 12th-13th and is being co-hosted by St. Pius X Council, St. John’s and St. Kevin’s Council, Goulds. The sessions will be held at Corpus Christi Parish Hall and St. Pius X Church/Parish Hall. Registration form is available at If you have any questions please contact Ruby Sharpe at 579-7275.

CMHA-NL Annual General Meeting

CMHA-NL annual general meeting will take place on June 12th at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place.

Guest speaker will be Cpl. Jamie MacWhirter, who will speak about his experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Teen Challenge 5K Trail to Triumph

Join us June 13th at Paradise Rotary Youth and Community Centre for the 4th Annual 5K Trail to Triumph in aid of Teen Challenge. This event is for the whole family and all fitness levels. Register online at and run for someone battling with the life controlling addiction of substance abuse. Our top fundraiser will receive a 6-month membership at Max Fitness Centre, or if you are a junior fundraiser you could take home a gift card for Axtion. See you on the Trail to Triumph!

Walk for Life and Family Fun Day

Centre for Life, Walk for Life and Family Fun Day will take place on June 13th. Come and enjoy a walk around Mundy Pond and return to St. Teresa’s Parish Hall for food, games and fun for young and the young at heart. All proceeds in aid of community outreach. Sponsor sheets available by calling 579-1500 or e-mail All walkers’ names will be entered for a prize of assorted gift cards.

JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes

Looking for a great family fun event in support of diabetes research?

Join the community at the 2015 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes on June 14th at Quidi Vidi Lake. Registration will take place at the Legion at 10 a.m. and the walk will start at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Subway following the walk.

There will be bouncy castles, face painting, live music and more.

For more information on JDRF or the event, contact Christine Greening at 237-6855 or

Kids in Safe Seats (KISS)

Kids in Safe Seats (KISS) urgently needs volunteers to do the following:

– run the organization
– help find financial sponsors
– host car seat clinics as KISS-trained care seat inspectors

To learn more about volunteering with KISS, come to one of two public meetings:

June 14th from 3-5 p.m. or June 16th from 7-9 p.m.

Both meetings will take place at Sobeys Howley Estates, Elizabeth Avenue. Please register to attend at this doodle poll:

ArtsSmarts deadline

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is accepting applications from schools, school boards, or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. Application deadline is June 15 (for projects starting after September 15, 2015 and completed by June 23, 2016). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only),, or visit

School Touring Program deadline

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications from professional artists, groups, and non-profit arts organizations. The School Touring Program (STP) supports tours of high quality artistic productions and presentations to schools in the province. Application deadline is Monday, June 15 (tours must take place between September 15, 2015 and June 23, 2016). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or visit

Free Seniors Event/Lunch: Seniors and Crime Prevention

Seniors and Crime Prevention: Frauds and Financial Abuse

The St. John’s Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee welcomes all seniors who may be concerned about, or at risk of becoming a victim of frauds, scams or financial abuse. June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and we would like to mark this event with a free morning of information, education, knowledge sharing and a social opportunity. We will have presentations, information booths, and a coffee break as well as lunch served to participants.

When: June 15th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Sign-in from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.)
Where: Salvation Army Citadel, 21 Adams Avenue, St. John’s
RSVP: Call the Seniors Resource Centre NL at 737-2333 to register by June 12th for this free event

Intercession Retreat (Gambo)

Newfoundland Catholic Renewal will be hosting a retreat at Mint Brook Camp, near Gambo on the weekend of June 26-28th on the topic: Pray Lifting Up Holy Hands: The Prayer of Intercession. The guest speaker will be Cyril John, who is an international speaker and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ICCRS council at the Vatican. Most Rev. Anthony Daniels, Bishop of Grand Falls will celebrate Sunday Mass. For more information, call Amelia at 388-1048 or see

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.

New Found Life Bible Camp, Kids Camp

Join us July 13th-17th, starting at 9 a.m. Children ages 5-12 will enjoy a fun-filled week of Bible lessons, games, crafts, puppets, a bouncy castle and more.

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

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

New Found Life Bible Camp, Half Day Camp

Join us July 20th-24th, starting at 9 a.m. Children ages 4-12 will enjoy a fun-filled week of Bible lessons, games, crafts, puppets, a bouncy castle and more.

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

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

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.

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.

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