Don’t miss the Manuels River Bobber Race on Saturday, July 7. Get your Bobber tickets at the Manuels River Chalet, North Atlantic Orange Stores in Manuels and Kelligrews or the Royal Bank in Manuels for a chance at $2,500 in cash prizes. Entertainment starts at 1 p.m. The race is at 2:30 p.m., just below the Manuels River Bridge in Conception Bay South. — Submitted photo
Friday, July 6
The film “Regarding Our Father: The Life and Times of Gerald S. Doyle” is playing at the Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m., as part of the Gerald S. Doyle Folksong Festival.
Saturday, July 7
What a way to celebrate 35 years of Teddy Bears Picnics. This year’s picnic with Terry Rielly is scheduled for July 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Bannerman Park, with a rain delay date of July 8. The Teddy Bears Picnic has been a key event which Reilly has always managed to hold regardless of weather delays, with the help of many individual and group efforts.
Sunday, July 8
The 20th annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival opens July 8 at 6 p.m. with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the northwest section of Bannerman Park. This free production takes place outdoors in the park, so bring a cushion, blanket or chair to sit on. Also opening is “A Curious Case in the Colony: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure” at 8 p.m. in the Newman Wine Vaults. For more information, visit www.shakespearebytheseafestival.com or call 722-7287.
Monday, July 9
The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice invites children in Grades 2 and 3 this school year to attend a week-long summer environmental day camp at 101 Mount Scio Rd. in St. John’s. Art, song, hiking, video, field trips, games and other creative experiences from July 9-13. The cost of the program is $50. To register or for further information, call 722-0082 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 10
Special Olympics — youth programs starting July 10. Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador and their volunteers will be offering the following free programs for children with intellectual disabilities: soccer (ages 7–14) on Tuesdays from 1–3 p.m.; active start (ages 2–6) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon; and basketball (ages 7–14) on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information please contact Jennifer Ryan at Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 738-1923 or visit www.sonl.ca.
Wednesday, July 11
The Agnes Pratt Home Auxiliary lasagna luncheon and social will take place July 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at Wesley United Church on Patrick Street. Tickets are $12 each and are available by calling 722-6825.
Thursday, July 12
Walk to Mistaken Point with nature enthusiasts July 12. Meet at the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. by the Bulk Barn/Lawtons in Mount Pearl to share rides to Portugal Cove South. This is an almost all-day event. We will stop for a picnic on the way. More info can be found at www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/wer/r_mpe/index.html
Saturday, July 14
The Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will present a floral art show at MUN Botanical Garden July 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the show is free. The Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information please call 864-8590, email email@example.com or visit the garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
Friday, July 6
• The Memorial University Medical School Class of 2015 is accepting applications from registered charitable organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador for proceeds from the Monte Carlo Gala, an annual charity fundraising event to take place this November at the St. John’s Convention Centre. If your charity would like to receive a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Monte Carlo night please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. Completed applications should be returned via email no later than Friday, July 6.
Saturday, July 7
• The 4th annual Glenn Kennell Ride for the Breath of Life for Cystic Fibrosis takes place July 7. The ride starts at Park Place in Mount Pearl and proceeds to Shearstown and back. Meals and prizes. Help raise funds for cystic fibrosis — a fatal genetic disease. To register go to cysticfibrosis.ca and click on “Ride for the Breath of Life” or contact Lorraine at email@example.com.
• The NKC is pleased to announce our biggest dog show of the year July 7-8 at the St. John’s Recreational Centre in Buckmaster’s Circle from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 per person or $6 for families. For more information contact Wendy Anderson at 722-1319 or Deborah Glassman at 754-1084.
• Join Marlene Creates as she leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in the Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove — on July 7. After the walk, we will gather around a bonfire with some refreshments while we enjoy a reading by an invited guest poet. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 895-1020.
• Regatta Day Dance on July 7 at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 20 Coady’s Rd. Cost is $10 single. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. For further information or tickets call Bernice at 895-6491 or Linda at 895-1077.
• Giant flea market in Power’s Court, Manuels, C.B.S. July 7 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and July 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in aid of eight adopted orphans in Third World countries.
Monday, July 9
• Do you need help finding a job? Want help with your resume and cover letter? Need encouragement to stay positive? Call Women Interested in Successful Employment for more info about a three-week Job Search Program. The program starts July 9. For more information call 739-1375. Program is free of charge.
• Get messy at Admiralty House Museum July 9 from 2-3 p.m. Open to children under the age of 10. Free event. Registration recommended. Contact email@example.com for more information.
• La Leche League Canada St. John’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sobeys Community Room (Torbay Road and Highland Drive). Topic will be “The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties.” For information call Jane at 722-5815 or 739-9368.
Tuesday, July 10
• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held Tuesday, July 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
• Memorial University will present a public lecture by Canadian physicist Robert Mann of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics. Mann’s talk will be accessible to a general audience curious about big questions such as Einstein’s theory of gravity, black holes and the Big Bang. The lecture will take place July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruneau Lecture Theatre.
Wednesday, July 11
• Presented by The Rooms in partnership with the Landfall Trust July 11 at 7 p.m., an artist talk with Sam Douglas. U.K. artist Sam Douglas is this summer’s Rooms artist-in-residence at the historical Kent Cottage in Brigus, Newfoundland. He will be at The Rooms to share his experience of his time in Newfoundland, and how our scenery has influenced his landscape paintings.
• Sock puppet fun at Admiralty House Museum July 11 from 7-8 p.m. Open to children ages five and over. Free event. Registration recommended. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held July 15 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.
• Old-time country open mike/jam session in the Carbonear Bethany United Church July 15 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is $5.
• Does your Grade 2 child need extra help with reading? Reading Buddies will buddy Grade 2 students with teen volunteers for one hour of reading practice per week Wednesday afternoons from July 16 – Aug. 24. For information and registration, email email@example.com or call 737-3317.
• Calling all those who love a good game of cards. St. Thomas of Villanova parish in Manuels is holding a card game July 17 at 8 p.m. Prizes are $100 for first, $75 for second and $50 for third. Bring your own cards and baskets. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door. For more information call 834-9481.
• Join Marlene Creates as she leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove on July 18. After the walk, we will gather around a bonfire with some refreshments while we enjoy a reading by an invited guest poet. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 895-1020.
• Longside Club dinner and auction July 26 at 7 p.m. at the CLB Armory on Harvey Road. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Longside Club at 41 Shaw St. or by calling 722-4338 or email email@example.com. Tickets have to be purchased by July 19.
• Seasons of Love — The fourth annual benefit concert in aid of the Bethany Danielle Pike Memorial Camp Fund July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the D.F. Cook Hall, MUN School of Music.
• Benefit for the Vinland Music Camp. Come in out of the heat (or the cold) and enjoy an afternoon of great music, storytelling and dance July 22 from 2-7 p.m. at Shamrock City on Water Street. Donations accepted at the door. If you can’t make it to the show, you can still donate by visiting www.soundbone.ca/site/?page_id=1186.
• Join us for the finale of the MAC Rally of Hope July 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Legion in Pleasantville on The Boulevard. Tickets are $10 and includes food. Proceeds to the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. For more information visit www.macrallyofhope.ca.
• Everyone is invited to drop by MUN Botanical Garden to enjoy a Wading into Wetlands family program July 29. Meet a real pitcher plant, and discover how (and why) our provincial floral emblem eats insects. A variety of crafts, games, activities and nature hikes will be provided by education staff throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. Admission fees apply. Free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students. For more information on the family program series at MUN Botanical Garden, please visit www.mun.ca/botgarden, call 864-8590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Join Marlene Creates as she leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove — with additional commentary by an invited natural historian on Aug. 18. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register email email@example.com or phone 895-1020.
• The Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador will be sponsoring its annual Parkinson SuperWalk Sept. 9. If you would like a pledge sheet or more information on the walk in your area call 754-4428 or 1-800-567-7020.
• Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association 22nd annual general meeting on Sept. 21 and convention on Sept. 23/23 at the Hotel Gander. For online registration, go to www.nlpspa.ca. For more information call 754-5730 or toll free 1-800-563-4188. To reserve your hotel room, call Hotel Gander at 1-800-563-2988. Refer to NLPSPA convention at time of booking. Room rate is $106 plus taxes.
• Join Rita Lester, Kripalu Yoga teacher, for a summer relaxation yoga program in Mount Pearl. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rita at 682-7671.
• Summer fun at MUN Botanical Garden. Feed the ducks, go on a nature hike and explore the great outdoors during one of our family programs, offered weekday mornings and afternoons and all day Sunday. MUN’s Ocean Sciences touch tank will be at MUN Botanical Garden every Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. Every Sunday is family day. Drop by for a nature hike at 10 a.m., Meet the Critter session at 2 p.m. and duck-feeding, arts and crafts and story times are offered every Sunday afternoon, rain or shine between 2–4 p.m. Admission fees apply. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free for MUN students and Friends of the Garden. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information, please call 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• Traditional evening prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Sundays in August at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, Church Terrace, in Topsail, C.B.S. For more information call 834-2336.
• Canadian Parents for French, Northeast Avalon offers French summer camps through MUN’s Lifelong Learning Department. Full- and half-day camps are available until Aug. 24 (ages 5-8 and 9-12). Themes include art, business, science, engineering recreation and much more. Excellent French counsellors, low student ratio and hands-on activities. Camp site, Centre Grands-Vents, Ridge Road. For more information and to register call 864-7979 or visit www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.
• There is help for anyone who recognizes that their eating is out of control and who is willing to do something about it. Call Overeaters Anonymous at 738-1742 or 1-877-738-1742 toll free outside St. John’s. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.oa.org.
• Summer is about to arrive which means day camp season for your children. We would love for your children to have the full camp experience. SCOUTSabout is an eight-week camp filled with theme-oriented games and activities including a special field trip once a week. For more information call 1-888-SCOUTS-NOW or visit our website scouts.ca.
• MUN Botanical Garden will offer nine junior naturalist camps ongoing to Aug. 24. For a complete list of events and programs visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
• Heavenly Creatures, local registered animal charity, is conducting an appeal in St. John’s. Help save pets join our Guardian Angel program. Seeking foster homes for cats and dogs. For more information go to www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.
• The art exhibit “The Nature of Our Year” by Monday’s Company, is on display at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd., ongoing to July 29. Please call 864-8590 for viewing hours, as the exhibit space is sometimes privately booked. For more information on MUN Botanical Garden programs and events, please visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• Camp Hollywood’s very popular summer camps for young performers is offering camp dates through July and August. An exciting week filled with entertainment oriented fun which culminates in a Camp Hollywood stage production. We have classes for all age groups. Register at camphollywood.ca. Visit us on our Facebook page camphollywood nl. Space is limited.