On Friday, June 21 from 7-9 p.m. come and celebrate innovative contemporary craft. It's the opening reception of the Craft Council's annual members exhibit. The event happens at the Craft Council Gallery, 59 Duckworth St., and presents the work of more than 40 craftspeople from across the province. Awards for excellence will be presented and refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. The exhibit continues until Aug. 24. Visit www.craftcouncil.nl.ca or call 753-2749 for more information.— Telegram file photo
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Thursday, June 20
- Heritage Collegiate in Lethbridge is calling for vendors for its fourth annual Fall Fair. This Fall Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19. This is a well attended event. Last year it had 1,200 visitors. If you would like to book a space for this event please call the school at 467-2717 before June 20. Cost of the tables are $25.
- The Midget U15 Provincial Girls Basketball Team is hosting a goods bingo at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Avenue on June 20 as a fundraiser event. Doors open at 7 p.m. and bingo starts at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 21
- 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 nationwide Ride for Sight has raised over $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.
Saturday, June 22
- The Concerned Citizens Committee of Port au Port/Bay St. George will be having a Walk-the-Block to raise Slickwater Fracking Awareness on June 22. Meet at the Stephenville Lions Club at 11 a.m. In preparation for the Walk-the-Block there will be a sign-making and T-shirt-printing session at the Whaleback Nordic Ski Chalet on June 20, at 1 p.m. Poster-making materials will be available for a minimal charge.
- The Archdiocese of St. John's is holding a dinner theatre on Saturday, June 22, 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.
- 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.
Sunday, June 23
- The Knights of Columbus will participate in its 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 Celtic Fiddlers reunion concert, celebrating 20 years on June 23 at the Masonic Temple at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Fred's Records and O'Brien's Music Store.
Tuesday, June 25
- The Johnson Geo Centre is very pleased to be announcing 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 studying medicine at Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine. Free admission.
- The A/B E. P. Roche Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 25 in the meeting room of the Mary Queen of Peace church on Torbay Road. All Sir Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. Meeting will follow.
Thursday, June 27
- Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast at the Mount Pearl Hotel on June 29 from 9-11 a.m. Guest speaker is Kimberly Churchill. Topic is "From Helpless to Hopeful." To reserve your seat please go to positivethinkersclub.ca before June 27.
- St. Peter's Elementary School, Mount Pearl public meeting for parents concerned about school overcrowding, the loss of the vice-principal position and other school issues on June 27 at 7 p.m. Meeting will take place at St. Peter's Church Basement, 110 Ashford Dr., Mount Pearl (next to the school). For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A dance and fundraiser for radio station VOWR will be held Friday, June 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on St. Clare 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.
- Canada Day Celebrations at MUN Botanical Garden on Sunday, June 30 from 10-4 pm and Monday, July 1, 2-4 p.m. Everyone is invited to drop by MUN Botanical Garden to enjoy Canada Day Celebrations. A variety of crafts, stories, games, activities, duck-feeding, nature hikes and prizes will be provided throughout the day. Create a one-of-a-kind Canada Day butterfly, follow the Maple leaf trail, go on a Canada Day scavenger hunt and find the hidden butterflies in the flower gardens. Refreshments, including a birthday cake, will be provided. Admission fees apply. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Easter Seals NL is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of their various programs for children and youth with disabilities. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist with sledge hockey, art therapy, wheelchair basketball, swimming and disability awareness presentations. Other opportunities also exist. A volunteer orientation session will take place on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. at Easter Seals House, 206 Mt. Scio Rd. For more information or to register for this session please contact Lesley at email@example.com or 754-1399.
- 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. Tickets are $32 general; $27 student/senior/artist; $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.
- From June through August, Jehovah's Witnesses will hold 54 conventions in 25 locations throughout Canada. The convention theme God's Word Is Truth! focuses on where real and satisfying truth can be found. This year our convention will be held in N.L. at the Mount Pearl Glacier from July 5-7. For further information concerning our conventions please visit www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions.
- Fifth annual Glenn Kennell Memorial "Ride for the Breath of Life" for Cystic Fibrosis. Open to all makes and models of motorcycles on July 6. Registration from 9-10 a.m. at Freemasons Hall, Mount Carson Avenue, Mount Pearl. Fee is $25 per motorcycle, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and barbecue. Pledges equal to or greater than $50 can be used in lieu of the reg. fee. Ride Schedule: 10:30 a.m. depart from Freemasons Hall to Shearstown (free lunch) by way of TCH. Leave Shearstown 2:45 p.m. return to Mount Pearl. Come join us, have some fun and help raise funds for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis - a fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. For pledge sheets or more information, contact: Lorraine Duffett at 777-4532/747-2951 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty Sheppard at 777-2219 or email@example.com. Also see www.cysticfibrosis.ca - Ride for the Breath of Life.
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