Interest Groups - St. John's area

Focus and special interest groups, winter 2017

The Shutterbug Club for photographers normally meets every second Friday at 2.00 pm at The Lantern, Barnes Road. Meetings are announced on our web page at Our programme for the New Year starts on Friday 13 January 2017 from 2-4 p.m. Usually a meeting includes a short presentation on an aspect of photography followed by an opportunity to view recent shots by members and to discuss them. Photos are loaded on to the website and are available for view by anyone; feel free to browse through some of the recent work of members. We may occasionally organize an impromptu outdoor session, weather permitting. New members are welcome regardless of skill level. For more information contact Mike Wilkshire at

The Craft Group: Come and join our craft group on Thursdays, whenever you can, from 10-12 at the Memorial University Mount Scio Building, just up from the Botanical Garden, on the opposite side. Bring along any craft project you want to do. It's a great opportunity, for a couple of hours, of getting together with friends, while working on that project that you never seem to have time for. It is also a good place for questions on how to do some of the craft things you've wanted to try, but have had no one to ask. A couple of times during the year, we may do a group project. It's a fun get-together. Coffee/Tea and a little sweet provided. There is lots of parking on the back. If interested or have questions about the group, send an email to Liz Stanford (

The Memoir Group meets from 12-2:00 pm on the first Monday of the month. The MUNPA Memoir Group is a lively and sociable group of those interested in writing about their lives, and hearing others' stories. The group meets on the first Monday of the month, from 12-2.00 pm. in the Board Room of the Mount Scio Research Facility, 297 Mount Scio Road (opposite the Botanical Garden). Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. Why not drop in and see if you like it? Please note that this is not a "critical" group; we like to enjoy others' work rather than analyze it. Our winter and spring meeting dates are Monday 9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 3 April, and 1 May. For further information, please contact Roberta uchanan, Department of English (

Health and Aging The ongoing MUNPA group on Health and Aging discusses a new topic each month. It meets over coffee at the Lantern on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 to noon. Typically there is informal discussion on a preselected issue among those present, though occasionally a
outside speaker is invited. Everyone is welcome.

For further information about upcoming topics, or to be placed on our emailing list, please contact David Thompson (

Can’t find a group that interests you? Consider starting one: We would be happy to spread the word and arrange a place for the group to meet at the Lantern or the Boardroom of Mt. Scio Research facility. If you have an idea for focus or special interest group, let us know about it. Send your suggestions to or writing to Steve Wolinetz (

Our interest groups are listed in the menu to the left.

Please note we are in the process of updating our activities, groups and events 2017-01-10.



MUN Pensioners' Association (MUNPA)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000