Lenten Series of Noonday Services
Starting Ash Wednesday, and on each following Wednesday throughout the Lenten Season there will be a mid-day (noon) meditation service at The Salvation Army Citadel, Adams Avenue, St. John’s. Speakers from various churches, including The Salvation Army, will speak on the theme: Final Words from the Cross.
Various vocalists and drama will enhance the time of fellowship and worship.
Wesley United Church – Lenten Reflection Services
Wesley United Church will hold Lenten Reflection Services every Wednesday evening leading up to Holy Week. Services will begin at 6:30 PM in the chapel/multi-purpose room and all are welcome to attend.
SPAN – Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser
The Single Parent Association of Newfoundland (SPAN) is asking for your support with its Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser. 6 delicious flavours are available. Call 738-3401 to place your order or for more information.
Fluvarium Kid’s Club: Going Green
Did you know that frogs can tell us if the stream is clean? It’s not easy being green, but we can work together to keep the watershed healthy and strong for all the critters that live there. Join us each weekend in March at 1:30 PM, and learn how we can help all of our Freshwater Friends by Going Green ourselves!
March at Manuels River
March into March at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre.
March 2nd, 16th and 30th at 11 AM: Babies@Manuels
This winter, join us every second Monday for a movie in our Theatre! The environment is baby and toddler-friendly with lower sound, changing tables, snacks and juice provided, and other understanding parents around as you watch the film! No pre-registration needed and included with the cost of admission (under age 5 is free), or with a membership!
March 6th, 1-3 PM and March 7th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Young Scientist – Animal Adaptations!
Fun hands-on activities, crafts, games, and hikes for kids, following a different theme each session! In this session, kids will learn about all the different ways animals adapt to their environments, to predation, to competition, and more! 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.
March 12th, 7 PM: Trivia Night!
Bring a team of friends and test your knowledge of science, geology, Newfoundland, music, sports, and more! Prizes for every round and a grand prize for the winning team! Maximum of 6 people per team. Snacks provided and free parking. Visit manuelsriver.com for admission rate.
March 14th, 1-3 PM: Family Fun Day – Trail Hunt
Join our interpreters for a scavenger hunt on the Manuels River trails! In case of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors. No pre-registration needed. Included with the price of admission (or with a membership). Parents must stay with their children during this program.
March 15th, 12 noon – 5 PM: Arts & Culture Day
Join us for a real St. Patrick’s Day salute! There will be a presentation by expert Dr. Patrick Mannion on the Irish Diaspora in Newfoundland – and traditional Irish stew by Coffee Matters. There will also be an open mic session. Admission cost does not include food. Tickets available in advance at the Centre’s gift shop.
March 20th, 1-3 PM and March 21st, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Young Scientist – Kitchen Chemistry!
Fun hands-on activities, crafts, games, and hikes for kids, following a different theme each session! This session focuses on fun, safe experiments you can do at home using things like bananas, milk, cereal, vinegar, and cola! 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.
For more information, visit manuelsriver.com.
Registration open for alumni and friends curling bonspiel
It’s time to dust off your brooms and get your team together for Memorial University’s 17th annual Alumni Curling Bonspiel.
This year’s event is scheduled for March 7th, at the Re/Max Centre in St. John’s, running from 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Registration is open until Tuesday, March 3rd. Space is limited.
Lunch is included.
To register, call the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at (709) 864-2313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NLAC Arts Grant Writing Workshop (PPGP)
The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a PPGP Grant Writing Workshop in St. John’s, March 6 from 2-4 PM in the LSPU Hall’s Cox & Palmer Second Space.
For more information, call 1-866-726-2212 or e-mail email@example.com. This Grant writing workshop is for individual artists and groups interested in applying to the Professional Project Grants Program for the Tuesday, March 17 deadline.
Ways and Means Committee – Evening of skits
The Ways and Means Committee will be presenting an evening of skits performed by the Topsail S.U.F. Players on March 7th at 8 PM at All Saints Parish Hall. Canteen service will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
For more information, please call Barb at 834-4795 or Sandra at 834-4627.
3rd Annual Spare Some Love Bowling Event
Tucker Window Film proudly presents the third annual SPARE Some Love Bowling Event in support of Ronald McDonald House. This fundraising event is being held at Plaza Bowl on March 8th. Bowlers of all skill levels are invited to participate for fun, networking, awards and to ultimately celebrate families. Mark your calendar, organize your team and “SPARE” Some Love for the families at Ronald McDonald House!
For more information please visit OurHouseNL.ca.
Family FUNtastic Matinee!
A fundraiser will take place on March 8th from 2-3:30 PM at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s, featuring Terry Reilly and special guests.
Kids, bring your teddy bears!
Tickets can be purchased at the Arts & Culture Centre or their website, https://artsandculturecentre.com/stjohns/Online/.
This is a fundraiser for the Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Promise Keepers Workshop
Promise Keepers Workshop will be held on March 10th at 7 PM at Park Avenue Pentecostal Church in Mount Pearl. This workshop examines four levels of relationships between guys and how to move through each level:
– what does the Bible teach about friendship?
– what are the four levels of relationships?
– how do you get to the next level?
– practical ideas to begin with or further develop relationships
Bring your friends with you!
For more information, call 727-8458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wessex Society – presentation
The Wessex Society presentation “Filmmaking in Newfoundland and Labrador” by Barbara Doran, originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th, is rescheduled for Wednesday, March 11th.
Irish Newfoundland Association
There will be two free presentations on Wednesday, March 11th from 7–9 PM at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s.
Feature 1: Dr. Patrick Mannion’s presentation will examine how “Irishness” in Newfoundland is understood, and how the strength, depth, and variety of Irish identities have varied widely through time.
Feature 2: “Newfoundlanders: Voices from the Sea” 1979 is a 60-minute documentary that looks at the place of the Irish in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. John Mannion helped research and served as one of the location supervisors for the film. The film is dated but almost 40 years later it still offers much to think about.
Also, on Thursday, March 12th from 7–9 PM at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s there will be two free features.
Feature 1: A conversation with Hon. Loyola Hearn, the former Canadian Ambassador to Ireland.
Feature 2: Tom Fegan, historian and musician
New Life – Moving beyond the Pain of All Types of Loss
All have experienced the pain of loss – loss of a loved one, failing health, loss of a relationship, the list goes on and on.
At 7 PM on March 12th at St. Teresa’s Church, join Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes as he explores ways of letting go of whatever is causing pain in your life.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 579-0065.
Food for Thought Project (Conception Bay South)
The Conception Bay South Literacy Council in co-operation with the Paradise/Conception Bay South Community Food Sharing Association is sponsoring its seventh annual “Food for Thought Project”. The purpose of this project is to encourage families to read with their children by providing gently-used children’s books to patrons of our local food bank. Books can be dropped off during office hours at the following locations:
– Food Bank next to Mary Brown’s on Route 60
– Conception Bay South Public Library
– VOAR Christian Family Radio, 1041 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl
The project will run from February 14th until March 14th. Books should be appropriate for ages infant to twelve. For information or book pick-up east of Foxtrap Access Road, call Stephanie at 834-3445 and west of the Foxtrap Access Road call Janice at 744-2581. Thank you for your support.
52nd Annual People of the Sea Service
On Sunday, March 15th at 7 PM, the congregation of George Street United Church will hold their 52nd annual “People of the Sea” service. Join with us in honouring the men and women who make their livelihood on the sea. Refreshments will follow in the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre.
Arts Funding Opportunities
The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and groups). The deadline is Tuesday, March 17th (projects must start on or after May 15th). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details at The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s or call 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only). You may also visit www.nlac.ca or e-mail email@example.com.
Wesley Church Jiggs Dinner and Entertainment
Wesley United Church will be holding a Jiggs Dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17th at 6 PM. Corned Beef, vegetables and pease pudding will be served along with dessert and tea or coffee. A social will follow. Tickets can be purchased by calling Marvin Barnes at 579-7900, Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689 or the Church Office at 579-3682.
24th Annual Tourism Awards
The City of St. John’s is seeking nominations for the 24th Annual Tourism Awards, which will be presented in May during National Tourism Week.
Residents, organizations and businesses are encouraged to submit nominations to the City for consideration, should they know of an individual or organization that deserves to be recognized for a job well done.
In addition to the award presentation, Destination St. John’s (DSJ) will present the DSJ Award of Distinction.
Further details, criteria and nomination forms are available on the City’s website under Forms and Applications – Tourism (http://www.stjohns.ca/forms-permits).
Nominations close at 4 PM on Wednesday, March 25th.
Volunteers are needed to help file simple income tax returns for people in your community, on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Every year, organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to help individuals and families with a modest income and a simple tax situation prepare their tax returns. You will receive training, support and reference materials, including free tax software. To volunteer, call 1-855-516-4405 or go to www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer.
Grief and Bereavement Seminar
Please join us in the Cafeteria Conference Room at the L. A. Miller Centre every second Tuesday of every month, from 7-9 PM. We offer a two-hour seminar facilitated by Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Regional Bereavement Coordinator with Eastern Health, who will provide information to individuals on what to do during their time of grief. Also available are seminars every third Wednesday from 2-4 PM at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane.
For more information, please call Mag Snook at 777-8972 or Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes at 777-2167.
Seminars are free and open to the public.
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 munalum.ca.
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, facebook.com/run2therock.