The 13th annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike takes place this Saturday, June 1 in Bay Bulls. Hike registration is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Lifestyle Centre, Cemetery Lane in Bay Bulls. There is a $50 minimum registration fee/donation. Participants younger than 16 are encouraged to attend, but are not required to raise/donate the minimum. All participants must sign a waiver. Register online or for more information visit http://eastcoasttrail.ca/tely_hike/.
Today, May 30
Best Kind Productions is proud to present "Avenue Q" - adult puppet musical! A gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, trying to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life on May 30 to June 2 at the LSPU Hall. Leave the kids at home and get ready for some ridiculous, riotous and downright raunchy puppet behavior. Warning: full puppet nudity and other vulgarities will induce laughter. Tickets are on sale now at the LSPU Box Office, by calling 753-4531 or online at www.rca.nf.ca and are $27.
Friday, May 31
The Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its major fundraiser, the annual dinner and auction Friday, May 31. A three-course meal at the Holiday Inn. Tickets are $50 and there are plenty of live and silent auction items and raffles to suit anyone's budget. To purchase a ticket or book a table, call 737-2333.
Saturday, June 1
Topsail United Church Outreach Committee annual spring flea market will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome.
Sunday, June 2
Please join the Canadian Cancer Society and its partners to celebrate life with a walk from Mundy Pond Parking Lot to Daffodil Place. It will take place on Sunday, June 2 and the walk will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call Denise at 1-888-753-6520 Ext. 228 or contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 3
The Canadian Medical Association, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, the Newfoundland & Labrador Housing & Homelessness Network and Memorial University's Harris Centre is pleased to invite you to attend a public town hall on social determinants of health on June 3, from 7 -9 p.m. at the Memorial University Innovation Hall. Admission is free, but participants are asked to register at the following link: http://conta.cc/13J4UDM or by contacting Kimberly Yetman Dawson at email@example.com. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us.
Tuesday, June 4
The June meeting of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at the Elk's Club on Carpasion Road. The speaker will be Dr. Lydia Hatcher. If you (or a family member) have been affected by prostate cancer you are welcomed to join us.
Wednesday, June 5
The Spring Tides Reading Series, presented by The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, continues with readings by Kerri Cull and Stephen Rowe in Gander Wednesday, June 5 at the Gander Public Library, at 7 p.m. Cull will read from her collection of poetry "Soak." Rowe will read from his book "Never More There." Admission to the readings is free and everyone is welcome.
Thursday, June 6
Taoist Tai Chi intensive beginners' class starting Thursday evening June 6 at 7-8:30 p.m. in the basement of Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Complete in four weeks - four Thursday evenings and one all-day Saturday. For more information call 579-5276.
Thursday, May 30
° Adoptive T cell Therapy for Cancer - How your Immune System Can Cure Cancer on May 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the GEO Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd. This is an exciting and promising leukemia/cancer therapy news event. We will hear from Dr. Kevin Curran, a pediatric oncologist who is a member of a large research team, and working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Clinic, New York. Dr. Curran is the principal investigator for a study using this treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
° The Agnes Pratt Home Foundation will present an old-time gospel sing-along at Wesley United Church, Patrick Street in St. John's Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, available by calling 752-8950 or at the door. Refreshments to follow.
Friday, May 31
° Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Workshop. Presenter: Phyllis Reardon. EFT is a powerful tool for helping release personal negative emotions and beliefs. In this three-hour EFT Workshop you will be introduced to the concept of EFT; you will learn the Tapping process for personal use and will practise the procedure in relation to a personal peace process. Workshops to be at The Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John's Friday, May 31 from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Friday, June 7, from 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $45.00 per workshop. To register contact Phyllis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Tickets are on sale for "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie. Our inaugural performance will be held at Princess Sheila Nagiera Theatre in Carbonear on May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, $10 for students and seniors. If you are a member tickets will be discounted a further $5, plus reserved seating. For more information call 596-0598 or 596-7278 or email email@example.com.
° Are you an experienced media artist living in Newfoundland and Labrador with an Indigenous background? Do you have a great idea for a five-minute short film? Shoot and edit your ideas to video, and see your work on screen at the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto from Oct. 16-20. The participant will receive the opportunity to use NIFCO's extensive, state-of-the art equipment and facilities to make their work, valued at $2,000 in post-production services and $500 towards production equipment rental. As every film is unique, equipment and facilities access will be established in the development phase at NIFCO's discretion. Please note: projects must be realistic in scope and subject matter as they must be completed, finalized and delivered to imagineNATIVE by Sept. 25. The deadline for submissions is Friday May 31 by 5 p.m. Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have additional questions, please call 416 585 2333 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 1
° MUN Botanical Garden: The Friends of the Garden will host their annual spring plant sale fundraiser on June 1 and our Rhododendron Festival is taking place on June 8-9. June is seniors' month and we will be celebrating with our 13th annual Seniors' Day on June 13.
° Fluvarium Kids Club program for June "Salmon the Leaper!" Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from June 1-23. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our Annual Family Pass. For more information contact: Denise Hennebury - 754-3474 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
° Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting Saturday, June 1 from 3-4 p.m. at the Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre and can also be accessed via teleconference. Call 1-800-563-1111 or visit www.literacynl.com for more information.
° The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a singles dance on Saturday, June 1, at the Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue starting at 9:30 p.m. No jeans. Tickets at the Door. Members $5, non-members $9. www.30plussingles.ca.
Sunday, June 2
° The YMCA of Northeast Avalon will be celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day on June 2 at the Ches Penney Family Y, 35 Ridge Rd from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids and families are invited to join us for free healthy activities. All are welcome.
° The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on June 2 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. 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.
° St. John's Orienteering Club event, Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is the tennis court area, Bowring Park. Beginners welcome, maps $2. Please pre-register to ensure sufficient maps at www.sjoc.ca.
° A Sunday afternoon musical revue, June 2 at 2:30 at St. Teresa's Church, Mundy Pond Road in St. John's. Cost $10 and for ticket information contact Gloria 364-7388.
° A Memorial Hymn Sing will be held at St. Agnes church on Sunday, June 2 beginning 6:30 p.m. Information forms to remember our past members are available at the church or call Deana Moores at 335-8258. Make your wishes known on or before May 27. Income tax receipts will be issued. Make cheques/money orders payable to St. Agnes Parish.
° Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, with Founding Director Dr. Valerie Long, presents the 13th annual "Spring into Song" concert and sing-along, with special guests Ronalda Hutton MacDonald and Peter MacDonald on June 2 at Holy Heart Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 age 12 and younger. Available at the theatre box office or at the door.
° Francophone Association choir La Rose des vents highlights traditional music on Sunday, June 2 at the Centre des grands-vents with special guests Jean Hewson et Christina Smith. An evening of French music. Cash bar, reception to follow, tickets in advance from the association office or www.acfsj.ca/chorale. For info: email@example.com.
Monday, June 3
° A special NLEE connections event, environmental education and entertainment for everyone. The film screening of Bag It, hosted at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle's Place on Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Snacks to be provided, please bring a mug and a friend. Drop ins are welcome, but please try to RSVP by June 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org. "Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic's effects on our oceans, environment and bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us ... and what we can do about it." - www.newday.com
Tuesday, June 4
° Summer Concerts at Signal Hill National Historic Site at Dusk. Allan Ricketts will be the first of many performers to take the stage at the Signal Hill NHS Theatre (inside the visitor centre) this summer. The first concert is Tuesday, June 4 starting at 7 p.m. Parks Canada is hosting a series of concerts throughout June and September that will highlight local talent in an intimate and unique setting. Get your tickets at the Signal Hill NHS Visitor Centre. ($15.70 for adults/$6.30 for students). Space is limited. For more info visit www.facebook.com/SignalHillNHS.
° The monthly meeting of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will be held Tuesday, June 4 at St. David's Church Hall on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John's at 8 p.m. Charly Mini will discuss and demonstrate proper pruning techniques. The spring plant sale will also take place at this meeting. New members are welcome.
Wednesday, June 5
° The First Link Learning Series Care Essentials sessions will be held at the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 835 Topsail Rd., Mount Pearl. On Wednesday, June 5. Dr. Roger Butler of Eastern Health will be presenting on "What to Expect" on the Alzheimer's journey from 3-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Use the Internet to connect to the Learning Series anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador.
° You are cordially invited to attend the Watoto Children's Choir: Beautiful Africa: A New Generation Concert on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the St. John's Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot St. For more information visit www.Watoto.com or the Church Website www.stjohnssda.org.
Thursday, June 6
° Wishes Take Flight is the largest charity golf tournament ever assembled in Newfoundland & Labrador. In a wonderful new partnership, Provincial Airlines and Innu Mikun Airlines has paired with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to host the inaugural "Wishes Take Flight Charity Golf Tournament" in five locations across the province: Clovelly Golf Course (St. John's, June 6), The Gander Golf Club (Gander, June 8), Amaruk Golf Club (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 8), Tamarack Golf Course (Wabush, June 8) and Humber Valley Resort (Corner Brook, Aug. 22). Registration forms can be found at www.childrenswish.ca/wishestakeflight. For more information contact Edie Newton at Children's Wish Foundation or Stephen Dinn at Provincial Airlines.
° The Mazol Shriners Patrol are having a lobster takeout dinner at the St. John's Shrine Club, Topsail Road on June 7. Pick-up time 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Price $20 each. For tickets please call Max at 368-0696 or George at 579-0975.
° The Becoming an Outdoors Woman will be held at Lavrock Camp on the Salmonier Line from June 7-9. Learn outdoor skills such as rifle, shotgun, fly fishing and backpacking. Cost of $240 includes all meals and accommodations from Friday to Sunday. For more information, or to register, please call 229-7888 or email email@example.com.
° The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 50 in C.B.S. will hold a flea market on June 8, with doors opening at 9 a.m.
° Everything's Coming up "Rhodies" at MUN Botanical Garden - second annual Rhododendron Festival: June 8, 9. The Botanical Garden is growing over 200 varieties of rhododendrons. Join us June 8, 9 for special exhibits, talks and walks and information, all about rhododendrons. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon, 2-4 p.m., rhododendron presentations will be followed by a walk in the flower gardens or nature trails to look at specimens growing at MUN Botanical Garden. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. Registration is not required.
° Approximately one in 150 Canadians suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Putting Canada among the nations with one of the highest childhood-onset rates of IBD in the world. This disease not only affects individuals personally through a diminished quality of life, but also society as a whole, as the average cost to Canada's economy is $11,900 per patient per year. On Sunday, June 9, 57 communities across Canada will participate in the GUTSY WALK. Visit www.gutsywalk.ca for up-to-date event start times and locations in your area. Newfoundland and Labrador GUTSY WALK walk sites include Corner Brook, Exploits Valley, Gander, Lake Melville, St. John's, Trinity Conception and Upper Trinity South.
° As one of the many projects of the Year of Faith the Basilica Pastoral Council has invited Brother J. B. Darcy to help us explore and uncover the fascinating history that surrounds us at the Basilica. You are cordially invited to this presentation which will take place on June 9 at 2 p.m. in the Basilica, Military Road. This will be followed by guided tours of the Basilica. Afterwards, tea and coffee will be served in our newly renovated Parish Room. There will be no admission charge. A donation of a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank, Emmaus House, would be appreciated.
° Lupus NL will be hosting the Walk for Lupus on June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Reid Centre in Mount Pearl. Everyone welcome. Please call 368-8130 for more information or to obtain a pledge sheet.
° A free Bereavement Session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, June 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
° Wesley United Church will hold a lobster supper (including three salads, roll, dessert, tea/coffee and a glass of wine) on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and must be picked up and paid for by June 10. For tickets please call Phoebe Sheppard 782-1689, Marvin Barnes 579-7900 or the Church Office 579-3682.
° On Tuesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. there will be a gospel concert with a difference at the LSPU Hall in support of Iris Kirby House. The concert will be conducted by Living Waters Inner Healing Ministry and be led by Roger Maunder, with musical accompaniment by the Living Waters band. Admission is free but donations would be gratefully accepted on behalf of Iris Kirby House. For more information, contact Yvonne at 368-9313.
° Wills and estate planning: what you need to know. A free information session hosted by the A.C. Hunter Library on June 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor of the A.C. Hunter Library. Register at 737-3950. Limited space available.
° Time again to roar out loud, and this year we'll do it as the Exit Realty on the Rock Comedy Festival. Our CBC Gala - opens our Fest, in fine fashion, at the Arts & Culture Centre, on June 13. It will star headliners Derek Seguin, Rebecca Kohler, Jon Steinberg, John Sheehan, Steve Coombs and Paul Edwards. Hosted by Snook, this big nite-of-fun also features fast-rising talent Sarah Walsh and Jason Card. Steve Patterson of The Debaters fame returns to host both the Talk About Funny show (Friday, June 14) and Spotlight Showcase (Saturday, June 15), both at the Bella Vista. Steve will also cap off the week with his own one-man show on Sunday, June 16 (Bella Vista) - a killer triumph not to be missed. And the standup workshop will once again prepare the next generation of comic talent to shine at the open-mike night at the Bella Vista on Wednesday, June 12. Fits and giggles for everyone, in a variety of formats. Details available at ExitRealtyComFest.com. Ticket sales at the Arts and Culture Centre box office.
° Garage sale/flea market in support of St. John's Curling Club (Re/Max Centre) on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
° The Charlie Horwood Memorial Pink Lady Slipper Orchid Walk will be held Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. (Rain date, Sunday, June 16). Leader: Allan Stein. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-895-2056. Meet at the MUN Vivarium parking lot, opposite to the Botanical Garden.
° Integration: Revisiting Filipino values and traditions (speaker: James Rosario). Embracing Newfoundland values and traditions (speaker: Larry Dohey). Understanding the Stages of Integration (speaker: Lito Libres), on June 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church Meeting Hall.
° Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach to self-care that teaches stress management techniques that are powerful and long lasting. The program assists people in managing the stress related to pain, mental-health issues, and life in general. This five-day retreat in scenic Torbay will take place from June 16-20. For information, call Maureen at 685-6027, or Marie at 727-7429, and visit the website mbsrstjohns.wordpress.com.
° The Canadian Cancer Society's 12th annual Greater MetroRelay For Life - encompassing participants from St. John's, Mount Pearl and Paradise - will take place June 22 at the Glacier Arena in Mount Pearl from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Register or join a team today at www.cancer.ca/nl.
° A dance and fundraiser for radio station VOWR will be held Friday, June 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on St Clare's Avenue in St. John's. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling Albert Spurrell at 746-9311 Geoff Peters at 722-2146.
° The Lebanese Association of NL will host its seventh annual meet and greet on Sunday, June 30, 2-5 p.m. at Bally Haly Country Club, Logy Bay Road. Cost $10/person. Tickets to be purchased in advance by calling Sharon Dominic at 722-8684.
° Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an approach to self-care that teaches stress management techniques that are powerful and long lasting. The Program assists people in managing the stress related to pain, mental health issues, and life in general. This five day retreat in scenic Torbay will take place from June 16-20. For information call Maureen Barry at 685-6027, Marie Wall at 727-7429, and visit the website at mbsrstjohns.wordpress.com.
° Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993, 20th year reunion is taking place on July 19. Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at email@example.com for further information.
° College of the North Atlantic Journalism alumni reunion. Are you a current or past student of the Journalism program at College of the North Atlantic's Stephenville campus? Plans are now underway for a journalism alumni reunion this summer in Stephenville. The organizing committee is looking to get in touch with potential attendees so that we can find out how many people are hoping or planning to attend. The event will take place during the weekend of July 26-28. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
° Get involved in the 2013 Easter Seals Drop Zone on July 27 at Atlantic Place. In the event's first two years we have raised more than $95,000 for Easter Seals NL. In 2013 we are hope to raise $100,000. Join us and rappel 150 feet down Atlantic Place in downtown St. John's and make a difference in life of a child. To register visit www.thedropzone.ca/stjohns/.
° Fifth annual Remembering Renata - Hope Always Walk on Aug. 25 at Quidi Vidi Lake (Bandstand). Registration is at 11 a.m. The walk is at noon. Refreshments to follow.
° Need help in applying for income support, deciding which income security program to apply to, searching policy or preparing appeals? Call the Community Sector Council at 753-9860.
° The City of St. John's has wood chips at no charge at Bowring Park and Wishingwell Park. This material is very beneficial to residents for home gardening purposes and to the City for use in public parks. These wood chips come from our annual Christmas tree drop-off program and trees which were destroyed during Tropical Storm Leslie last summer. Wood chip locations are Wishingwell Park and Bowring Park West Parking Lot (off Waterford Bridge Road west of the Cowan Avenue intersection).
° Join the Alzheimer Society in Staying One Step Ahead of Alzheimer's Disease for its Walk for Memories which will be taking place in various locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador this summer. Contact the Alzheimer Society toll free at 1-877-776-0608 for more information or register online at www.walkformemoriesatlantic.ca for any of the upcoming walks taking place in your area. No walk taking place in your community? Contact us today to learn how to organize a walk in your town, and we'll support you every step of the way. Many people walk in honour or memory of a loved one whose lived with the disease - participate in this year's Walk for Memories as a tribute to someone you love.
° Sunday Nature Programs at MUN Botanical Garden. Nature programs are offered every Sunday at MUN Botanical Garden. 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. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. MUN Botanical Garden is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information on Botanical Garden events and programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 864-8590.
° Summer Concerts at Signal Hill National Historic Site at Dusk. Parks Canada is hosting a series of concerts throughout June and September that will highlight local talent in an intimate and unique setting. Get your tickets at the Signal Hill NHS Visitor Centre. ($15.70 for adults/$6.30 for students). Space is limited. For more info visit www.facebook.com/SignalHillNHS.
° Suncor Energy Fluvarium Summer Day Camps. Nature camps are the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. Campers will go outdoors every day and use the area around the Suncor Energy Fluvarium and Long Pond as the home base for camp explorations. With small group sizes - fun, friendship, and outdoor adventures await. There are 10 camp sessions over the summer, two age groups and only 10 campers per session. Camps are on a first come, first-served basis and fill fast. Secure your child's spot with a minimum $50 deposit. The full camp fee is $175 (includes a camp T-shirt) and due prior to the start of camp. Nature Discovery Camp ages six to eight, Grades 1-3: June 24-28, July 2-5 (4-day $145), July 8-12, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16, and Aug. 26-30. Nature Adventure Camp ages nine to 11, Grades 3-5: July 15-19; July 22-26; Aug. 5-9 (Incl. Regatta Day); Aug. 19-23. For full details and to register, contact: Denise Hennebury at 754-3474 or email email@example.com.
° Volunteers wanted by the Victorian Order of Nurses. The VON is providing volunteer opportunities which are both rewarding and flexible. Call 726-8597 to volunteer one hour per week with the VON's SMART Program. SMART is an in-home exercise program for housebound seniors.