Today, August 2
Tempting Providence at the Mount Pearl Soccer Building on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve tickets.
Friday, August 3
St. Anne’s Parish, Conception Harbour will have a special bingo on Aug. 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Marian Hall.
Saturday, August 4
SPCA Paw N Read Book sale on Aug. 4 from 12-4 p.m. at Freemasons Hall, Mount Carson Avenue, Mount Pearl. Free Admission. We need your books. Call 682-7963 or email email@example.com to find out how you can donate your gently used books to support the animals.
Sunday, August 5
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.
Monday, August 6
Carbonear Day Jiggs Dinner on Aug. 6 from 12-1 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church on Bond Street in Carbonear. Take-out or eat-in is $10 per plate. For more information or to purchase tickets call Wendy at 596-3926.
Tuesday, August 7
Charity dinner at Atlantica Restaurant on Aug. 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. Eight courses (two from each chef), silent auction in aid of charity. $200 per ticket. Call Atlantica for details and tickets at 895-1250.
Wednesday, August 8
Memorial University alumni will have the chance to reconnect with friends and colleagues and reminisce on their time at the university at havin’ a time: Reunion 2012, happening Aug. 8-12 at St. John’s campus, the Marine Institute and Grenfell campus. There are more than 70 events planned, including showcase events, edu-tourism adventures, a speaker series, activities presented by individual faculty and school groups, family-oriented events and The Wicked Memorial Variety Show at Mile One Centre, featuring live bands, comedy, guest hosts and much more. Visit www.reunion.mun.ca for more information and to register now.
Saturday, August 11
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.
Today, Aug. 2
• The Tuckamore Festival presents a free Prelude Concert on Aug. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk). For more information call 864-2372 or visit www.tuckamorefestival.ca.
• All about the Irish in Newfoundland, religion, rum and rebellion walking tour starts from The Rooms on Aug. 2 at 7:20 p.m. For reservations call 364-6845.
Friday, Aug. 3
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 4
• Colony Day, celebrating the 391st anniversary of the founding of the Colony of Avalon on Aug. 4 at The Pool in Ferryland. Free activities all day long plus Interpretation Centre/Guided Tour discount for southern shore residents, $5 for adults, seniors and students, $20 for families. Visit www.colonyofavalon.ca for more information.
Sunday, Aug. 5
• Climb Mount Everest in a day to fight heart disease and stroke. Wallnuts Climbing Centre at 57 Old Pennywell Rd. invites the public to meet a goal of 29,029 feet on Aug. 5 from 12-10 p.m., to raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke research and education in Newfoundland and Labrador. All ages are welcome but anyone under 19 will need a waiver form filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Registration is free with a suggested minimum donation of $10.
• The Brigus Historic and Conservation Society is pleased to invite you to the unveiling of our seafarer’s sign, commemorating the many seafaring families of Brigus on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at Vindicator Park, Brigus. Reception to follow at Wilcox Gardens (weather permitting) or the Brigus Court House.
• Carbonear fifth annual world cup of tiddly on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. men’s or women’s teams register at 1 p.m. at the Carbonear Recreation Complex. Rules and pre-registration forms available at www.carbonear.ca. Teams from other communities welcome.
• St. Anne’s Parish, Conception Harbour garden party on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. on the Parish Grounds.
• St. Anne’s Parish, Conception Harbour will be holding a garden party dance on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Marian Hall starting at 9 p.m. Music by Ronnie Rose.
Monday, Aug. 6
• Canning’s Cove Come Home Year 2012 from Aug. 6-12. A full week of events at the Recreation Centre.
• 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.
• Something’s fishy at the Craft Council this summer. On Aug. 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m., children ages 8-12 are invited to come get creative at Devon House Craft Centre. This one-hour session will teach kids how to make fish shaped linocut prints and collaged cards. This event is free, but registration is required. Register your child online at www.craftcouncil.nl.ca/calendar/summer-sun-fishy-fun/.
• Arts in the Park, at Centennial Park (next to Mount Pearl City Hall) on Aug. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. An evening of crafts, snacks and live entertainment from local performers. This is a free event, open to children of all ages. Weather permitting. Email email@example.com for more information.
• Canadian Parents for French, Northeast Avalon's French summer camps through MUN’s Lifelong Learning Department offers the following themes for Aug. 6-10 (ages 5-8) Enviro Kids and Campers’ Choice. (Ages 9-12) CSI St. John’s and Campers’ Choice; all at the regular camp site, Centre Grands-Vents, Ridge Road. Please note camps from Aug. 13-24 will only be for ages 5-8 and camp site will move to MUN Campus. Call 864-7979 to register or visit www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.
Tuesday, Aug. 7
• Cape St. Francis P.C. Association will hold a meeting Aug. 7 at the Flatrock Town Hall. An election of officers will be held as well as delegate selection for the P.C. Annual Convention which will take place Oct. 12-14 in Gander. All positions available, meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 8
• The Town of Conception Bay South invites the 50+ population to participate in a 50+ bus outing to Castle Hill National Historic Site in Placentia on Aug. 8. Pickup will start at 10 a.m. and arrival back to Conception Bay South is estimated for 4 p.m. Transportation will be provided by motor coach. There is no fee for this event but participants are asked to purchase their own lunch. Pick-up locations are Conception Bay South Recreation Complex — bus leaving at 10 a.m. and the Robert French Memorial Stadium — bus leaving at 10:15 a.m. Pre-registration is required for this event. To register for this event call 834-6534. Spaces are limited.
• Craft time at the Admiralty House Museum on Aug. 8 from 2-3 p.m. Open to children of all ages, this is a free event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts is hosting Spinnin’ a Yarn on Friday, Aug. 10, as part of havin’ a time: Reunion 2012. Billed as a celebration of storytelling and storytellers, the event features alumni and star faculty members telling their own tales. The event in the Bruneau Centre’s Innovation Theatre (IIC-2001, formerly the Inco building) will be followed by a super mixer in the lobby featuring music from Chris Youé and Glenn Collins, door prizes and a cash bar. Spinnin’ a Yarn begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $20. Alumni and friends can visit www.reunion.mun.ca/4305_spinnin_a_yarn.php for more information or to register.
• The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society will be hosting its second annual recycling blitz on Aug. 11 at the Manuels River Tourism Information Center — 12 Conception Bay Highway. Recycling donations will be accepted throughout the day; however there will be refreshments, prizes and activities for the 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 your recyclables so drop by and help support the Manuels River.
• Eleventh annual beach firing fundraiser. Experience the ancient art of pit firing at our dynamic all-day outdoor craft event on Aug. 11 at Middle Cove Beach. Join in the festivities on the beach with prizes to be won. See sculptures, bowls, luminaries and more come out of the flames, ready for purchase. All fundraiser proceeds support our non-profit community Clay Studio. All ages welcome. Rain date is next sunny weekend day. More details and photos available at www.craftcouncil.nl.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.
• The Craft Council “Thumbs Up to Craft” photo contest. As part of our new like and tweet challenge, we’re asking the public to take a photo of themselves with any kind of N.L. craft giving a thumbs up in the picture. Send this photo with your name and a description through our Facebook or Twitter accounts to be entered to win one of five fine craft prizes. See the photo entries so far and find out more details online at www.craftcouncil.nl.ca or on our Facebook page. Ongoing until Aug. 15.
• 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 Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month. This month’s show will be held on Aug. 19 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
• All Aboard for Bellfest 2012. The first annual folk music and friends festival celebrating the life and times of “Big” Tom Fitzgerald is Aug. 25 at the Helping Hands Park/Sports Field on Bell Island. The music festival will be
12-10:30 p.m. Old-time games and races throughout the day. $5 day admission, $4 for students and seniors and children 12 and under free. Register your own Go Cart for the BellFest Soapbox Derby. Register by 3 p.m. Races to begin at 5 p.m. Stop, drop and stroll onto the Ferry and be shuttled to the festival free of charge.
• Annual Flower Service at the St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery in Topsail on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
• St. Anne’s Heritage Folk Festival on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Parish Grounds at 1 p.m. For more information please call 229-4011.
• The Volunteer Hall of Fame has extended its deadline for nominations to Aug. 31. Nomination forms are available at the Volunteer Hall of Fame’s website at www.volunteerhalloffame.ca.
• 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 nine-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.
• Shinerama will shine shoes for donations all over St. John’s on Sept. 7 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. with proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Volunteers come to the UC at MUN.
• 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.
• Benefit dance for Selena and Ricky Hussey at the St. Philip’s Anglican Church Hall on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. $5 cover. Prizes and games, BYOB.
• 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.
• First annual Church Street Festival in Bonavista. Many many cultural events taking place from July 30 - Aug 4. Visit our facebook page at facebook.com/churchstreetfestival.
• Once again this summer the very popular lunches sponsored by Time Out for Women of Cochrane Street United Church will be held every Thursday during the month of August. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. enter through the Bannerman Street entrance.
• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety of vendors including farmers with local produce, international food, arts and crafts, fresh coffee, waffles, baked goods, sweet snacks, buskers and special events.The market runs every Saturday from June through mid-December, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue near the Re/Max Centre.
• The Deck Café at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagles Place will be open Monday to Friday from 12-2 p.m. with coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts until the end of August. Reservations recommended. Call 754-3474 to make yours today.
• 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 p.m. and 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 email@example.com. 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, 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.