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Seed-saving workshop on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen’s College (building located next to the Community Garden), room Q4001 at Memorial University. We will discuss what seeds are, their importance in your garden, and introduce techniques to get you saving seed this season. Workshops are free and open to anyone, but you must RSVP to attend. For more information or to RSVP, email communitygarden@mun.ca.
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Today, June 13

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.

Friday, June 14

There will be a DJ dance and barbecue, at The Legion in Pleasantville on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Featuring music of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Tickets can be purchased at The Legion, from 4 p.m. to midnight for only $25 each. If you have any questions call Lisa at 753-9820.

Saturday, June 15

Cochrane Street United Church Men's Club is hosting a plant, book and bake sale on June 15 in the Church Hall, Bannerman Street entrance from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call the church office at 722-3023. Admission is 50 cents.

Sunday, June 16

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 on June 16 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, June 19

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John's centre monthly meeting on June 19 at 8 p.m. in MUN Chemistry/Physics Room C-2045. Public welcome. Free parking available in Lot 5 at rear of building. Details at www.stjohnsrasc.ca.

Friday, June 21

Tuckamore Festival and the City of St. John's present award-winning Duo Concertante in a free concert on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church (The Kirk) as part of the St. John's Day celebration weekend. Nancy Dahn, violin and Timothy Steeves, piano will perform works by J.S. Bach, Smetana, Khachaturian, as well the famous Beethoven "Spring" Sonata. For more information, please call 330-4599.

Saturday, June 22

The Archdiocese of St. John's is holding a dinner theatre on Saturday, June 22, at the Knights of Columbus building, St. Clare Avenue to raise funds to help build a school residence for female students in Ghana, Africa. These students currently live in deplorable conditions which are unsafe and unsanitary. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 726-3660 or 754-1195.

Thursday, June 27

Goods bingo, sponsored by The Legatos and The Fortissimos choirs will be held on Thursday, June 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Clare Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. To reserve tickets call Linda at 368-9215.

 

General Listings

Thursday, June 13

 

° The local editors' group - Editors Talk Shop - presents a talk by Claire Wilkshire on Thursday June 13 about activities at the June 7-9 Editors' Association of Canada conference in Halifax. Wilkshire will pass on tips, information, and lessons learned. The session is at the Lantern on Barnes Road, and begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 to cover costs, and all are welcome. This will be the last ETS meeting before the summer break.

° 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 and Culture Centre, today. It will star headliners Derek Seguin, Rebecca Kohler, Jon Steinberg, John Sheehan, Steve Coombs, and Paul Edwards. Hosted by Snook, this big nite-o-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. 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.

Friday, June 14

° Canada's first National Garden Day is taking place on Friday, June 14. To celebrate, the MUN Botanical Garden is inviting the public to join in a full day of family-friendly activities. "The Botanical Garden will be celebrating this inaugural event in fine style," said Anne Madden, education co-ordinator. "We are offering a variety of activities for visitors of all ages, with something for everyone, including free admission to the flower gardens, nature trails and our special National Garden Day programs." For more information, please check the garden's website at www.mun.ca/botgarden, email bgprograms@mun.ca or call 864-8590.

° TRANE open house. Help us celebrate 100 years of operation and our grand opening on Friday June 14 at our new location 22 Beclin Industrial Park, Mount Pearl, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, door prizes and grand prize - an iPad.

° Give a Little, Help a Lot campaign in support of the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre from June 14-20 at all Dominion and SaveEasy store locations across Newfoundland and Labrador inviting shoppers to add $2 to their grocery bill at the checkout in support of the Janeway. One hundred per cent of funds raised at the province's stores through this campaign will go directly to the Foundation in support of all our kids.

Saturday, June 15

° Mark your calendar June 15 Centre for Life Walk for Life and Family Fun Day 9 a.m. to noon. Registration at 9 a.m. at St. Teresa's Parish Hall. Walk around Mundy Pond and return to the parish hall for a barbecue. Fun for all ages, face painting, music, food, games prizes. Come meet Sassy Tuna and have a caricature done. Participants can enter their name for the grand prize of $200. Pledge sheets available by calling 579-1500. Come and support the work of the Centre for Life.

° Cornerstone Housing Society, a non-profit charitable organization working to establish a L'Arche community in N.L., is holding an indoor/outdoor yard sale on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 41 Shaw St. (Longside Club). No early birds. Household items, toys, books, baked goods, plants. Visit website http://cornerstonehousingsociety.ca/

° 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 arstein@mun.ca or call 895-2056. Meet at the MUN Vivarium parking lot, opposite to the Botanic Garden.

° Stride to Turn the Tide is a grandmother-led initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. All proceeds go to grassroots organizations in sub-Saharan Africa that work with African grandmothers and the children in their care. The Terre Neuve Grannies are proud to participate in the national fundraising walk of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Please join us on June 15 at the Mews Community Centre to walk with us. Registration from 11 a.m. Soup and rolls will be available. Pledge forms can be found at www.stridetoturnthetide.ca under "Materials."

° The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Father's Day barbecue and dance on Saturday, June 15 at the RCAF Club, 565 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville. Barbecue cost is $10 for members/$20 for non-members. Dance only is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Meal served at 8 p.m. and dance is from 9:30 to 1 a.m. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. of the Friday before the barbecue by calling 722-3060 and leaving a message stating your name, phone number, and how many meals you are ordering. Any orders placed and not cancelled by this deadline must still be paid for.

° Powers Court open mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels, C.B.S. on June 15 at 8 p.m. For more information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 834-3544. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 16

° St. John's Orienteering Club event on June 16 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is North Bank Lodge Parking Lot, Pippy Park. Beginners welcome, maps $2, details and pre-registration encouraged at www.sjoc.ca.

° 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.

Monday, June 17

° The Consecration Service for the new inter-denominational cemetery, Memorial Gardens, in Southlands at the end of Ruth Avenue, will be held on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Tuesday, June 18

° Knights of Columbus, Council 7405, will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 18 in the meeting room of Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. All Brother Knights are reminded to bring their current membership card.

Wednesday, June 19

° Summer Solstice, hosted by Presentation Retreat Team on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net. Free will offering graciously accepted.

 Upcoming

° Ride for Sight returns to the Gander Community Centre from June 21-23 to fundraise for the Foundation Fighting Blindness - the country's largest charitable funder of vision research. Since 1979, the nation-wide Ride for Sight has raised more than $19 million in support of innovative vision research at universities and hospitals across Canada. This year, Newfoundland and Labrador participants are asked to raise a minimum of $50 to attend the celebrations, and will qualify for great prizes by raising more. For more information and to register, visit rideforsight.com or call 1-800-461-3331.

° Local gamers to hold charity event in support of Canadian Food Sharing Association St. John's, Newfoundland on June 22. The tabletop and video gaming communities of St. John's will partner together in support of the Canadian Food Sharing Association for a fund-raising event called Cheat for Charity. The event takes place in the College of the North Atlantic gymnasium, 1 Prince Phillip Dr., from 12-9 p.m., and is open to gamers of all types. The event is a co-ordinated effort by NL Gamer, Goodwill Gaming, and St. John's TableTop Community the charity mechanism of Cheat for Charity involves donating non-perishable food items and money for "cheats" during the games held at the event, the price depending on the strength of the cheat. Visit www.nlgamer.ca for more information.

° 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.

° The Knights of Columbus will participate in their annual Rosary at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. All Brother Knights are encouraged to attend.

° Salmon the Leaper! Kids Club program for June at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. until June 23. Discover the salmon life cycle, hear a story of the mysterious Salmon People and play a game about the great journey a salmon takes to the ocean.

° The Johnson Geo Centre is very pleased to announce MUN's own Stuart Gill as a presenter for the upcoming public lecture on June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Geo Centre. He will be speaking on Medical Support for the International Space Station and Beyond, a great topic especially in light of Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield's recent return. Stuart is currently studying medicine at Memorial University's faculty of medicine. Free admission.

° 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 or 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.

° Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Co. is proud to present "Sex the rules of," in association with Newfoundlandartistx and White Rooster Theatre, playing at the LSPU Hall from July 4-7. Early bird tickets are on sale now until June 16 for $25. Tickets are $32 general, $27 student/senior/artist and $18 matinee (July 7 at 2 p.m.) To purchase tickets, call the Hall at 753.4531, ext 200 or book online www.rca.nf.ca.

° 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 musical responses to the site provided by three acoustic musicians on July 17, 23 and Aug. 4. The events this summer will focus on the audible. We will experience the boreal forest by listening to its soundscape - and its silences. Come hear the resonance of words and wind, of wind instruments and woods, of percussion and ancient volcanic rock, of river rhythms and phrases, of vibrating strings and stars, of sparks from the bonfire and toasted marshmallows. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required. For directions and to register: marlene.creates@nf.sympatico.ca or phone 895-1020. Cost is $25, $20 students and seniors.

° Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993, 20th year reunion is taking place on July 19. Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at dawnryan33@yahoo.ca 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: journalismreunion2013@live.ca or wrose72@facebook.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 the life of a child. To register visit www.thedropzone.ca/ stjohns/.

° Pop Up Deli On The Square - Celebrate Canada food day with your favourite chefs and their favorite Newfoundland-inspired deli dish with delectable side dishes, lemonade, coffee and dessert on Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort William Ballroom at The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. All for the low price of $15. No reservations, first come-first served, communal seating (family style).

° The 20th Year Reunion of the 1993 class from Holy Heart of Mary. Our cocktail reception and dance will be Thursday, Aug. 8 at the C.L.B. Armoury. For more information email holyheart93@gmail.com.

° 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.

Announcements

 

 

° Smart Recover (free) Addictions Support Group - Helping You Break Free, from 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, at 71 Casey St. Call 579-2000 or email sheila@helpingmattersnl.cafor more information.

° Kinesiology students from MUN are looking for volunteers for a new program aimed at helping people get active again after physical therapy. The Ripple Effect is a new hydro wellness program for people with conditions such as stroke, chronic pain, cancer rehabilitation and other conditions for up to two pool sessions per week. Volunteers will be trained in first aid, CPR, safe pool practices and fitness instruction. If you would like to get involved contact Olivia Manning at ripplevolunteer@gmail.com or call 728-5258.

° The Colony of Avalon in Ferryland is open for the 2013 season. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 4. The unique history of the Colony of Avalon is brought to life for visitors through guided tours and demonstrations of life in the 17th century. For more information about the Colony of Avalon, and updates on our discoveries, please visit www.colonyofavalon.ca or www.facebook.com/ColonyOfAvalon.

° Community Relaxation Yoga summer session and essential work course is for everyone. We practise "feeling good" knowing what we practice we strengthen. For more information call Rita at 682-7671 or see www.relaxationyoga.ca.

° 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 First Link Learning Series Care Essentials sessions are being held at the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 835 Topsail Rd., Mount Pearl. Use the Internet to connect to the Learning Series anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador www.alzheimernl.org/firstlink. For more information contact the First Link co-ordinator at 576-0608.

° The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. is seeking individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador, interested in helping others reach their full literacy potential by becoming a tutor. Training provided. If you or someone you know is in need of a tutor please call. All services are free. Are you are former tutor for a Laubach Literacy Council? Are you still interested in tutoring but would like a refresher training first? For more information call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

° The Rosary is recited each Thursday at 8 p.m. at Terra Nova Council, Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue. All are welcome.

° Are you or is your parent homebound? Have mobility problems? At risk for falls? The VON's in home S.M.A.R.T. Seniors Exercise Program is now accepting new participants. The program comes to you. Call 726-8597 for details.

° 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.

° Canadian Parents for French and The YMCA of Northeast Avalon have partnered this summer to bring you French Camp, geared for campers aged 6-12 au Centre Grands Vents throughout the summer. Themes include Autour du monde, Imagination/Création, La Planète Terre and others. Sports, swimming, art and music coming your way. To register call 754-2962 or go to www.ynortheastavalon.com.

° Join the Alzheimer Society in Staying One Step Ahead of Alzheimer's Disease for their 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.

Organizations: A.C. Hunter Library, The Legion, Cochrane Street United Church Church Hall Conception Harbour Heritage Group Knights of Columbus Astronomical Society of Canada Presbyterian Church The Legatos

Geographic location: St. John's, Pleasantville, Bannerman Street Clare Avenue Ghana Africa

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