Today, August 16
Last Irish Walking Tour for 2012 is on Thursday, Aug. 16 leaving from The Rooms at 7:20 p.m. Call 364-6845 for reservations. See www.boyletours.com for complete details.
Friday, August 17
Craft time at The Admiralty House Museum on Aug. 17 from 2-3 p.m. We’re making felt finger puppets. This is a free event for children of all ages, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, August 18
The third annual two-day mega yard sale on Aug. 18-19 at 191 Brookfield Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No early birds please. Baked goods, mystery prizes, hot dogs and hamburgers, and lots of items. All proceeds go to the NL Sexual Assault Centre.
Sunday, August 19
The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open-mike show on the third Sunday of each month. This month’s will be held 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.
Wednesday, August 22
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.
Saturday, August 25
St. Mary's Anglican Church men’s service club is hosting a flea market on Saturday, Aug. 25 in the church auditorium, on Craigmillar Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the flea market will go to ministry in Belize.
Sunday, August 26
St. Anne’s Heritage Group Folk Festival on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1-7 p.m. at the Church Grounds, Conception Harbour. Entertainment and refreshments with the usual attractions with bouncy castle and face painting for the children. For more information call 229-4011/4627.
Thursday, August 31
Join the Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Troupe for a candlelit dance performance at the historic Newman Wine Vaults at 436 Water St. on Aug. 31. The Strays are a bellydance troupe located in St. John’s. Admission is $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show start at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 17
• The YMCA of Northeast Avalon will be hosting a recycling blitz on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recyclables can be dropped off at any of our locations at 35 Ridge Rd., 84 Elizabeth Ave. and 7 Austin St. All of the funds received will be donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
• On Aug. 17 the Trinity Historical Society will be holding its annual Auction and Garden Party at the Trinity Museum on Church Road in Trinity. Lots of items to be auctioned off including antiques, books, furniture, handcrafted items such as hooked mats and products from the Green Family Forge, boat tours, accommodation and restaurant packages, a months vacation in a condo in Vero Beach, Fla. and much, much more. Come and join us in our annual event for a fun afternoon with family and friends. For more information contact us at 464-3599, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com or follow us on Facebook through Trinity Historical Society.
Saturday, August 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 — 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.
• Join the Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Troupe for a candlelit dance performance at the historic Newman Wine Vaults at 436 Water St. on Aug. 18. The Strays are a bellydance troupe located in St. John’s. Admission is $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show start at 7:30 p.m.
• Ray Walsh and Family at The Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport on Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. Admission is $15. To purchase tickets call 677-2360.
• On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Cape St. Mary’s performance series presents a Cape Shore evening with singers Joy Norman and Hayleigh McGrath, accordionist Jesse English, and storyteller Tony Power at 8 p.m. at the Interpretation Centre at Cape St. Mary’s. For more information visit www.capestmarys.ca.
Sunday, August 19
• Monthly French Mass on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. at Basilica “Marian Chapel.” Access may be gained through the Basilica driveway (off Bonaventure Avenue — across from The Rooms) adjacent to St. Bonaventure’s School parking lot. This mass will be a celebration of the Acadian Feast therefore it will be followed by a barbecue. Please inform if you intend to participate in the barbecue. For details and notification of participation to the barbecue please contact Celia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-5757. Visit our Facebook group « Messe en Français à Saint-Jean (NL) ». Please note that French mass is celebrated every third Sunday of each month same time, same venue.
• Dimanche 19 août, à 13h00, dans la “Marian Chapel” de la Basilique. Accès par le stationnement du “St. Bonaventure’s College" (face au Musée “The Rooms”), à l’arrière de la Basilique. Cette messe commémorera la « Fête des Acadiens » et sera suivie d’un BBQ. Pour plus de détails et informer de votre participation au BBQ contacter Celia à email@example.com ou au 763-5757. Visitez notre groupe « Messe en français à Saint-Jean (NL) » sur Facebook. Merci de noter que la messe en français à lieu tous les troisièmes dimanches de chaque mois, même heure, même lieu.
• Sky Family Concert on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at George St. United Church. The Sky Family from Prince Edward Island, has played music together through the years. They perform a high energy dance and Gospel production called “Celtic Revival.” Admission is free — a free will offering will be utilized with a portion going to the church outreach programming. Canteen service available. For more information please call 685-0066 or the church office at 726-8775.
Thursday, August 23
• The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, monthly meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m., on Aug. 23 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 more information call Mary at 834-4027.
• All aboard for Bellfest 2012. The first annual Folk Music and Friends Festival celebrating the life and times of “Big” Tom Fitzgerald on 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.
• The 35th Teddy Bear Picnic is now scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25 in Bannerman Park. Beginning at 11 a.m. there will be the traditional teddy bear hospital and face painting to help create the festive atmosphere well know to picnic attendees. Terry takes to the stage at noon. The only cost is a suggested donation for the Salvation Army food banks programs.
• Annual flower service at the St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery in Topsail on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
• On Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m., the Cape St. Mary’s performance series features writer Don McKay, classical guitarist Andrew Wicks and traditional singer Minnie Murphy at the Interpretation Centre at Cape St. Mary’s. For more information visit www.capestmarys.ca.
• New plant showcase on Aug. 26 at MUN Botanical Garden on 306 Mt Scio Rd. MUN Botanical Garden presents the new plant showcase, featuring new plant introductions and/or plants deemed worthy of trialing in our Newfoundland and Labrador climate. Included with regular admission, there will be a 1/2 hour pot talk tour highlighting the new plants at the following times, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. For more information, please contact MUN Botanical Garden at 864-8590.
• 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.
• Acoustic old-time country open-mike and jam session on Sept. 1 at St. Augustine’s Westerland Road. Jam session follows open-mike show. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Open mike starts at 8 p.m.
• Coastal Sounds non-auditioned community choir with members from C.B.S. and surrounding areas is seeking new members who have an interest in singing. No prior experience is necessary. Rehearsal time is Wednesday nights, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Home in Upper Gullies. The choir will hold an AGM and info session on Sept. 5 at this same time and location for all current and potential members. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.coastalsounds.ca.
• Flatrock Penitential eighth annual pilgrimage on Sept. 8. Register at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Torbay and Windgap Roads (Duffett’s Parking Lot). Group goes by foot or car to the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto with stops for prayer. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at 2:30 p.m., preceded by confession and followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Give God a chance to break through amid the distractions of daily life. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Prayer Group. For information visit www.flatrockpilgrimage.org or watch www.tinyurl.com/FlatrockNL or call 753-2681.
• Taoist Tai Chi Beginner Classes start the week of Sept. 16th. Open houses will be held in St. John’s, Topsail, Holyrood and Mount Pearl the previous week. For more information phone 579-5276 or email email@example.com.
• 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. If anybody would like to register to volunteer they can do so online at www.munsu.ca/shinerama.
• On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Cape St. Mary’s performance series presents writer Paul Bowdring, musicians Danny Mills and Julia Bowdring, and The Atlantic String Quartet at 8 p.m. at the Interpretation Centre at Cape St. Mary’s. For more information visit www.capestmarys.ca.
• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Sept. 9 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mike or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old-country beat.
• 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.
• The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 56 Pleasantville, will be having a seniors barbecue and dance on Sept. 10. Music by Two Grey. Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased after 4 p.m. at The Legion. No jeans please.
• The Agnes Pratt Home Auxiliary will hold a cold plate luncheon and social at Wesley U.C. Lecture Hall on Sept. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 782-1689.
• Lupus NL will be hosting our second annual Ride for Lupus — Diane Bartlett Memorial Ride on Sept. 15 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the ride starting at 9:30 a.m. at the A&W in Mount Pearl. There will be many great prizes including our grand prize draw of a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies. Please contact Doug Bartlett at 689-2028 for details, to make a donation or to request a pledge sheet.
• Benefit dance for Selena and Ricky Hussey at the St. Philips Anglican Church Hall on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. $5 cover. Prizes and games, BYOB.
• The St. Pius X Parish of St. John’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If you or your family were parishioners, when the parish opened in 1962 could you please call the parish office at 754-0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We hope you will be able to join us for a mass of celebration and reception on Sept. 16 along with a number of other events of celebration during the year.
• Are you a person with a disability? Heading back to school in September? Did you know there are a variety of technology supports that could help you in your studies? Call the Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC) or check out the AT section of our website to learn more at www.ilrc-nl.ca or call 722-4031.
• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market happens every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue. There are a wide variety of vendors including farmers with fresh produce, free-range meat and eggs, international foods, arts and crafts, fresh coffee, photography, waffles, sweet snacks, kids events, buskers, special events and the sense of community Newfoundland is renowned for. There is no entry fee and the market runs every Saturday until the middle of December.
• Canadian Blood Services has launched a provincewide Facebook campaign for the month of August called, “Be On Sam’s Side.” The campaign is in support of nine-year-old Sam Gardner of Grand Falls-Windsor who is battling Aplastic Anemia, as well as all the other kids in Newfoundland hospitals who, like Sam, need blood. Learn more about how to “Be On Sam’s Side” by visiting www.facebook.com/NLBlood. Anyone with questions can call 1-888-2-DONATE to confirm their eligibility to donate, or make an appointment online at www.blood.ca.
• The Latin Mass is offered every Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Smithville Crescent (behind Rennis River School on Elizabeth Avenue). In your quest for the spiritual, discover the ancient silent regeneration of the mass. English-Latin resources provided. For information watch www.tinyurl.com/LatinNL or contact email@example.com or 709-722-4842.
• Memorial Toastmasters meet every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. at Beatrice Watts boardroom, Memorial University campus, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation in room IIC-2014. Guests are welcome. For details visit www.mun.ca/toastmasters or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Western Health is advising a new parking lot will be available for renal patients and hospital staff only. All other patients and visitors will continue to park in the main parking lot. Renal patients may enter the facility through the new entrance next to the Renal Unit between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Security will be on site to provide information to patients and visitors about the new parking regulations and ensure that people are parking in the designated areas. Western Health would like to remind patients and visitors that parking along the main entrance area in front of the hospital is not permitted.
• 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.