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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 737-3317. — Photo by Thinkstock
Today, July 12
An evening of Poetry on July 12 at 7 p.m. with Leanne Averbach, Sue Chennette and Ruth Roach Pierson reading from their recent works at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art on 6 Clift’s — Baird’s Cove off Water Street.
Friday, July 13
Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s apprentices will be running a camp designed to introduce children, ages 6-9 to the world of theatre. Using games, exercises and skits, children will be able to get a feel for acting and acting skills at a steady pace. Classes will start July 16 through to July 20. Registration is $75 and registration forms can be found at www.theatrenewfoundland.com. Deadline for registration is July 13. For more information please email email@example.com or call 639-7238.
Saturday, July 14
Family summer breakfast July 14 from 8:30-11 a.m. at St. James Parish Hall on Bond Street in Carbonear. Breakfast will include baked beans, toutons, bologna and scrambled eggs. Cost is $7 per plate.
Sunday, July 15
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.
The Flatrock Garden Party will take place July 15. All the usual attractions. Turkey teas — eat in or take out. Bingo at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Tuesday, July 17
Painting at Admiralty House Museum July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Open to children under the age of 12. This is a free event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, July 18
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 email@example.com or phone 895-1020.
Thursday, July, 19
Longside Club dinner and auction on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets have to be purchased by July 19.
Today, 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. This walk is limited to 20 people, please contact email@example.com to reserve space.
• Some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s finest up-and-coming authors will be reading selections they’ve been working on as part of Booker Prize nominee Lisa Moore’s Advanced Creative Writing Workshop at Memorial University July 12 at 8 p.m. at the Eastern Edge Gallery at 72 Harbour Dr. Admission by pay-what-you-can donation.
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 12-5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
Sunday, July 15
• The next monthly French mass will be held Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m, in the Marian Chapel of The Basilica. The main doors of the Basilica will be closed. Access from St. Bonaventure’s College parking, facing The Rooms, at the back of the Basilica. Next masses will be on every third Sunday of each month. Next mass on Sunday, Aug. 19. For more details contact Celia at email@example.com or visit our Facebook group « Messe en français à Saint-Jean (NL)
• La prochaine messe mensuelle en français se déroulera le dimanche 15 juillet, à 13h00 (1:00 pm), dans la Marian Chapel de la Basilique. Les portes principales de la Basilique seront fermées. Accès par le stationnement de St. Bonaventure’s College face au Musée The Rooms, à l’arrière de la Basilique. Les messes suivantes auront lieu tous les troisièmes dimanches de chaque mois. Prochaine messe le dimanche 19 août. Pour plus de détails contacter Celia à firstname.lastname@example.org ou visitez notre groupe « Messe en français à Saint-Jean (NL) » sur Facebook.
• 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.
• As part of the Holdin’ Ground Festival in Bay Roberts, the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation presents “Carved by the Sea — Storytelling and Traditional Music” with U.K. storyteller Red Phoenix, performing along with local musicians, at the Bay Roberts Tourism Pavilion, on the Veteran’s Memorial Highway Sunday July 15 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17
• General cancer support group meeting July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane. For further information call Lori at 753-6520 Ext. 233 or Denise at 753-6520 Ext. 228.
• 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 own cards and baskets. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door. For more information call 834-9481.
Wednesday, July 18
• Gros Morne Summer Music is kicking off its 10th season on July 18 with a free, once-in-a-lifetime concert at Corner Brook Day celebrations featuring folk trio The Once and the country-folk-rock trio Elliott Brood. Following that show, GMSM will be bringing The Once and Elliott Brood to Woody Point for two intimate shows at the Heritage Theatre: The Once on July 19 and Elliott Brood on July 20. Tickets for these shows are $30 and are available through the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre box office by phone at 637-2580 or at artsandculturecentre.com. More information on all shows at www.gmsm.ca.
Thursday, July 19
• Get messy — A free event at Admiralty House Museum on July 19 from 2-3 p.m. Open to preschool aged children. Email email@example.com for more information.
• The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter would like to invite you to their 1st 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.
• Seasons of Love — The Fourth Annual Benefit Concert in aid of the Bethany Danielle Pike Memorial Camp Fund on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the D.F. Cook Hall, MUN School of Music.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
• 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 on 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.
• 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.
• 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 4th annual Dub Show will be held in Bowring Park Saturday July 28. We will be collecting food items to support the local food bank and having a barbecue to support Ronald McDonald house. Show remains free to participants and spectators.
• Everyone is invited to drop by MUN Botanical Garden to enjoy a Wading into Wetlands family program on 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 email@example.com.
• 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.
• 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 in the 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.
• 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 August 18. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 895-1020.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.