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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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- Workshop on depression with psychotherapist Lito Libres on July 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Marguerite's Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension. This is a free workshop call 753-0220 to register.

- The Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will present a floral art show at MUN Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 13 (12-5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 14 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Admission to the show is free. For more information please call 864-8590, email bgprograms@mun.ca or visit the Garden's website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

- 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 or $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.

- The John Cabot Rose Society will host their seventh annual Rose Show at MUN Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 20 (12-5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 21 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). This is a non-competitive event and admission to the show is free. Members of the public are invited to enter their roses (vases provided) in the upcoming rose show. Please bring exhibits on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the John Cabot Rose Society, please contact Frank Smith by email at fsmith@mun.ca or by phone at 726-5232.

- 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, 2013. 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 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/.

- 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, August 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

- On Wednesday, 12 crew members of the Navy frigate HMCS St. John's touched their feet in the water off Port aux Basques and start running towards the province's capital city in the 18th annual Run The Rock fundraiser for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. They left Port aux Basques at 8 a.m. Wednesday, from town hall and arrive at city hall, St. John's at 12 p.m. on June 29. People are encouraged to come out along the route and support the runners as they pass by their communities on the Trans Canada Highway. For updates and photos along the "Run" You can follow their journey across the island on Twitter @RunTheRock2013. To make a donation or to arrange to meet the runners along the TCH, the public can call 1-800-267-WISH (9474) or visit www.childrenswish.ca/runtherock.

- 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.ca for more information.

- The Literacy NL Learn Line 1-800-563-1111 can provide information on a variety of local programs and services. For more information visit www.literacynl.com.

- 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 practise 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.

- 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.

- Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) will soon be launching a provincial fundraising campaign called "Change Your Luck with Literacy 2013" Ticket Lottery with only 213 tickets printed. The tickets are $100 each or can be bought in shares of $5 of up to 20 people with one grand prize draw of $10,000 on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8:40 a.m. on CFCB Radio Station. For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com.

- 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 storytimes 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 bgprograms@mun.ca or telephone 864-8590. MUN Botanical Garden is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are flower gardens to view, five nature trails available for hiking, and a variety of workshops, family programs and special events scheduled for the 2013 season. The Garden café is open daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Spring workshops at MUN Botanical Garden. Need some advice on getting your garden ready this spring? MUN Botanical Garden can help. A wide variety of workshops are scheduled for May and June to help green your thumb, and provide some practical advice on gardening in our temperamental climate. For more information on fees, or to register, please visit the Botanical Garden website at www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.

Organizations: College of the North Atlantic, Knights of Columbus, A.C. Hunter Children Presbyterian Church Reading Club Garrick Theatre Garrick Box Office Wesley United Church Women The Legatos Midget U15 Provincial Girls Basketball Team Johnson Geo Centre Gander Community Centre Trans Canada Highway Concerned Citizens Committee of Port au Port Botanical Garden Stephenville Lions Club Whaleback Nordic Ski Chalet Canadian Cancer Society Suncor Energy Fred's Music Store Medical Support International Space Station B E. P. Roche Assembly Peace church John Cabot Rose Society Mount Pearl Hotel Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Church Basement Lebanese Association of NL Bally Haly Country Club Easter Seals House Resource Centre Arts Theatre Co. White Rooster Theatre Jehovah's Witnesses Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society Beaconsfield High School Class Deli On The Square The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland C.L.B. Armoury Wish Foundation of Canada Addictions Support Group Community Sector Council First Link Learning Series Care Essentials Terra Nova Council VON's Walk for Memories CFCB Radio Station

Geographic location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl Clare Avenue Canada Pokemon Stadium Bonavista Port Rexton Lethbridge Peter Ghana Africa Torbay Road Stephenville Logy Bay Road Port aux Basques N.L. Carson Avenue Portugal Cove Quidi Vidi Lake The Colony Ferryland

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