Today, July 19
Get Messy — A free event at Admiralty House Museum July 19 from 2-3 p.m. Open to preschool aged children. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, July 21
Georgestown Neighbourhood Association annual flea market on July 21 (rain date July 22) from 10 a.m. until noon. Come to the corner of Hayward Avenue and William Street for the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association sale, hotdogs and treats, and then wander through the area for other treasures and trinkets. Household items to be donated can be dropped off at the corner location between 8:30-9:30 a.m. No large furniture please.
Sunday, July 22
Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on July 22 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians.
Thursday, July 26
A Night at the Opera at St. Teresa’s Parish Church July 26 at 8 p.m. Featuring the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice singers and players, Robin Williams, conductor. With guests Barbra Mason, soprano; Anna Dominic, soprano and Ron Hutton, tenor.
Today, July 19
• There will be a senior’s party at the Flatrock Community Centre July 19 at 1:30 p.m. and a hike at 6:30 p.m.
• The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter would like to invite you to their first annual Drive for Wishes golf tournament at the Clovelly Golf Club Osprey Course on July 19. Drive for Wishes invites leading local businesses to get out on the green and raise funds to grant the most heartfelt wish of a child living with a life threatening illness. For more information call 739-9474, ext 200 or email Cynthia.Taylor@childrenswish.ca.
Friday, July 20
• The Flatrock Soiree will have the official blessing at the Grotto July 20 at 7 p.m., followed by Newfoundland night at the Flatrock Community Centre.
Saturday, July 21
• Dog agility! Watch NADA members run courses at Bob Whalen Field, Bowring Park July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit www.nfldathleticdog.com.
• The Flatrock Soiree will have a family fun day at the Red Head Complex on July 21 from 2-4 p.m. Shawn Silver Irish dancing, Village dancers, local talent at Ocean View Park at 7:30 p.m. Open-air dance at 10 p.m.
• On Saturday, July 21 the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society will be welcoming back Jeremy Hall, earth sciences professor at Memorial University, to lead his “Volcanoes Right Here!” tour — an informative demonstration and discussion of the ancient volcanoes that created the Manuels River. The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the natural river system; education being a main component of this process. This is a free event; however, space is limited, so call 834-2099 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot today. The main entrance to the trails and Chalet is located on Route 60, just west of Manuels River Bridge. Meet us at the Chalet at 10 a.m., and make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as we will be walking the trails.
Sunday, July 22
• 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.
• The Flatrock Soiree will have a Festival of Bands at Ocean View Park on July 22. Admission is $5. Fireworks to follow at 10 p.m.
Monday, July 23
• Get Messy at the Admiralty House Museum on July 23 from 2-3 p.m. Open to children of all ages, this is a free event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, July 25
• His Honour the Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Her Honour Jane Furneaux Crosbie invite the public to join them at a Diamond Jubilee Garden Party on Government House grounds from 3-4:30 p.m., on July 25. In case of inclement weather on July 25, the Garden Party will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., on July 26.
• Craft — paper lanterns is a free event held at the Admiralty House Museum for children ages 5 and up on July 25 from 7-9 p.m. Email email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, July 26
• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on July 26 in room 2J619, (near Pastoral Care) at The Health Sciences Centre. All parents dealing with the death of a child at any age are welcome to attend. For information call Mary at 834-4027.
• Each year Neighbourhood Dance Works presents the First Look series, an opportunity for local choreographers to present works-in-progress. First Look is held in a supportive environment, followed by a moderated discussion led by a local senior artist. This year’s will take place July 26 at 8 p.m. at 6 St. Clare Ave. Cost is $10.
• Sing-a-long at the Admiralty House Museum July 27 from 2-3 p.m. This is a free event for preschoolers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• 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.
• The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society will be hosting its second annual Recycling Blitz July 28. Recycling donations will be accepted throughout the day, however there will be refreshments, prizes and activities for kids of those who drop off their donations between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Penny donations will be accepted along with recyclables so drop by and help support the Manuels River.
• The fourth annual Dub Show in Bowring Park on Saturday, July 28. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., and the show is from 1-4 p.m. Free to register a car or spectate, non-perishable food items accepted to support local food bank. We will be collecting food items to support the local food bank and having a barbecue to support Ronald McDonald house. Visit www.dubshow.org for more information.
• Positive Thinker's monthly breakfast meeting July 28 from 9-11 a.m. at the Hotel Mount Pearl. The speaker will be Brent Beshara “From Bombs to Beliefs.” The cost for members is $15 and $18 for non-members. Please reserve your seat by calling 579-5009, or e-mail email@example.com.
• Dominion Checkout Summer Fair event — a fun outdoor sampling opportunity for local customers at three St. John’s area locations, which will benefit the President’s Choice Children’s Charity (and through the Charity, local children in need). There are three events in the St. John’s/Mount Pearl area, on Saturday, July 28 at Blackmarsh Road Dominion from
12-4 p.m., Sunday, July 29 at Cabot Square Dominion (Stavanger Drive) from 12-4 p.m., and Monday, July 30 from 3-7 p.m., at Pearlgate Plaza Dominion, Mount Pearl. Sampling, treats, giveaways and more.
• NL Long Term Pain Association for persons with chronic pain is having a car wash July 29 at 10 a.m. at the Irving on the corner of Burgeo Street and Topsail Road. Cost is $5 or any donation you are able to give.
• 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• St. Philip’s ACW Christmas in July card game July 30, at 8 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Visitors who can’t be home for Christmas can get in the holiday spirit. Lunch will be served. Cost is $5.
• PWC Class of 1982 — time to celebrate our 30 year reunion with a meet and greet on Aug. 3 from 7-10 p.m. at Bianca’s Piano Bar on Water Street. For more details contact Lynne at 579-5184 or email email@example.com.
• Old time country music concert on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at Rorke Stores Museum on Water Street in Carbonear. This is a fundraising event for Carbonear and Freshwater Heritage Societies. Admission is $7.
• Canning’s Cove Come Home Year 2012 from Aug. 6-12. A full week of events at the Recreation Center.
• Annual garden party on Aug. 6 at the St. John The Evangelist Church Hall in Coley’s Point. There will be entertainment, games of chance for all ages, jumping castle, bingo, cold-plate supper, take-out or eat-in and a card game later that evening. For more information or for cold-plate supper tickets call Gary at 786-0555, Maxine at 786-6342, or Roland at 786-9394. Hope to see you all there, fun for all ages, come along and bring a friend. Going ahead rain or shine.
• There will be a barbecue, dinner and dance at the legion in Pleasantville, on Aug. 11, featuring DJ music by Pat Cullinane, music of the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and modern day. Tickets are $25 per person, and can be purchased at the legion. Come along, everyone welcome. Visit our website at www.rcl56pleasantville.ca.
• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Aug. 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 895-1020.
• The A.C. Hunter Library is looking for children aged 7-9 in need of extra help with their reading on Wednesday afternoons ongoing until Aug. 22. For more information and to register contact email@example.com or call 737 3317.
• Are you a woman who wants to make some serious decisions about your future while having fun and making new friends? WISE Career and Employment Services will be offering a free 9-week career planning program in September. Program includes self-assessment, occupational research and personal development. For more information call WISE today at the location nearest you St. John’s at 739-1375 or Carbonear at 596-3311 and Gander at 256-8070.
• The Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador will be sponsoring its annual Parkinson SuperWalk on 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.
• Walk for Paws dog walk and family fun day on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at Bowring Park, St. John’s and Fisher’s Ultramar in Bonavista. Beagle Paws annual fundraiser, this event is all about dogs and all breeds are welcome. An afternoon of fun dog games, entertainment, cake for dogs and people, door prizes and much more. Enter your pooch in our “Best Dressed Pooch” contest. Walk pledge sheets available by visiting www.beaglepaws.com or phone 738-7297.
• Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association 22nd annual general meeting on Sept. 21 and convention on Sept. 22/23 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.
• The 2nd Annual Canadian Cancer Society-Eastlink Telethon will broadcast live on Eastlink TV Dec. 2 from 1-7 p.m. This telethon will raise funds to support the increased demand for our support programs and services, including items free-of-charge practical support items, emotional support groups, cancer information and our largest support program, Daffodil Place. We are looking for community groups, service groups, church groups and individuals to host a fundraiser in their community for the telethon. Your group can be pre-recorded or appear live at the telethon to present your contribution. For more information, contact Donna Gear, Revenue Development Coordinator at 1-888-753-6520 ext. 231 or visit www.cancer.ca/nl.
• At Gower Street United Church, we are offering tours all summer long. Come out and celebrate Gower’s unique history with us, with guided tours at one of St. John’s oldest churches. Located on 99 Queen’s Rd., we are in the heart of the city, boasting beautiful architecture and dazzling stained glass windows.Tours are 1-3 p.m. each weekday for July and August. For more information give us a call at 753-7286 or visit www.gowerunited.ca. Immerse yourself in part of the history of St. John’s at Gower Street United Church, part of the Heritage Foundation.
• Corvettes anyone? Do you own or are you interested in North America’s premier sports car? The NL Corvette Club meet for a cruise each fine Thursday in July and August at 7 p.m. at Canadian Tire, Mount Pearl. All are welcome to view these incredible cars. For more information on other club events and/or to join the club please visit www.nlcorvetteclub.com.
• The James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum, Apothecary Hall, 488 Water St., St. John’s is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Aug. 24. Added to the display is a Ship’s Medicine Chest (circa 1947). Visitors welcome.
• The staff of the Memorial University Botanical Garden is now offering advice and expertise twice a week on local AM radio channel VOWR 800. Tune in on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. for timely tips about gardening in Newfoundland and Labrador. VOWR can be heard on the AM dial at 800 (on the Avalon Peninsula), online by visiting VOWR’s website (www.vowr.org), on Rogers digital television on channel 945 and on Bell Aliant digital cable. Questions and feedback for Garden Time can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a return address with your question so you can receive a small token of appreciation from the Botanical Garden. For more information on the Memorial University Botanical Garden’s programs and events visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• Heavenly Creatures a registered animal charity, is conducting a summer appeal in St. John’s. Help save pets — join our Guardian Angel program. Seeking foster homes for cats and dogs. Accepting donations of pet food, leashes, collars, pet dishes, kennels and cat climbers. For more information visit www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.
• Tidy Towns, Newfoundland and Labrador’s only provincial community beautification program gets underway as judges prepare to travel the countryside and evaluate participating communities. The annual contest for the most well tended town in Newfoundland and Labrador began in 1995 and is named after it’s Irish counterpart and modelled after the national Canadian program Communities in Bloom. A complete list of participating communities and their evaluation dates can be found on the MNL website, www.municipalitiesnl.com/?Content=Tidy_Towns/2012_Communities
• Join Rita Lester, Kripalu Yoga teacher for a Summer Relaxation Yoga program in Mount Pearl. Please email email@example.com 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 morning 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.