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What To Do this Weekend - Explore Doors Open, Take a Walk; Ride a Horse

Well, folks, here we are: about to begin the first weekend of the school year (even after only two days, I have to say: Woot! woot! It's the weekend!). I'm guessing we will all want to make the most of here's what's on in the City:

  • First of all, I have to mention that Doors Open is this weekend! This is a fabulous opportunity to get a peek into some of the City's greatest landmarks and best kept secrets. This year's participants include The Commissariat House; Central Fire Station; and the Railway Coastal Museum, among others. For more details and specific times, visit
  • MUN Botanical Garden's Edible Plant Walk is also this weekend (Sunday actually). I LOVE these - fun and educational for the whole family! Pre-registration is required, so be sure to call at least 24 hours in advance!
  • The Kraken is a family event hosted by Breakwater Books and The Geo Centre. It will be at the Geo Centre on Saturday (visit them as part of Doors Open as well!). 
  • Solid Rock Wesleyan Church is having a Family Fun Day on Saturday that is open to the public, 2-6 PM. Events include a bouncy castle, face painting, old fashioned carnival attractions, and a bbq. 
  • Targa NL launches this weekend! Check out the participating cars Saturday 2-10PM or Sunday 5-9 PM at the Targa/Autism Car Show (Remax Centre) or head to The Keg at 12:20 on Sunday for the Ceremonial Flag Drop and Start time. See for complete details and event listings (some venues also in my calendar). 
  • The usual suspects: The Fluvarium's Kids' Program for September is Dabblers and Divers (1:30 Saturdays and Sundays); St. John's Kid/Hava Java Playdates continue; and I just recently learned about Clovelly Stables Family Sundays, where you can pop in between 2-4 on Sunday afternoons and ride one of their horses for only $5 - what a great idea for a Fall afternoon!
Here is a summary listing of other events you will find in the calendar for the weekend:

Sat Sep 8
  • Targa NL Begins
  • Targa / Autism Car Show
  • St. John’s Farmers’ Market - Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue 
  • FALL PLANT SALE @ MUN Botanical Garden
  • Family Fun Day
  • Doors Open St. John's 
  • The Kraken at the Geo Centre
  • Dabblers and Divers (Fluvarium Kids Program) 
  • Taoist Tai Chi open house
Sun Sep 9
  • Edible Plant Hike - pre-registration required
  • Targa venues; Targa / Autism Car Show
  • Targa Ceremonial Flag Drop
  • St. John's Kid Hava Java Playdates - Hava Java  
  • Doors Open St. John's 
  • CLB Sunday Market - CLB Armoury, Harvey Road 
  • Parkinson SuperWalk and Family Fun Day
  • Dabblers and Divers (Fluvarium Kids Program) 
  • Clovelly Stables Family Sundays
Lunch & Learn on an Edible Plant Hike! (source)

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Anonymous13:47

    Theres also a new Flea market at the Jack Byrne Arena on the upper level.. so while the kids are skating the parents can check it out upstairs :) This will be running every Sunday 10 -2 pm

  2. Excellent - thank you - I will add that to my calendar go forward :-)