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Drum Major Ian Wheeler leads the Church Lads Brigade regimental band down Long’s Hill during the brigade’s 116th anniversary parade. The band will host a free outdoor concert today at 7 p.m. in front of the Colonial Building on Military Road. — Telegram file photo by Keith Gosse

Today, July 11

The July Storytelling Circle, hosted this month by Chris Brookes, takes place July 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Crow's Nest Officers' Club, off Duckworth Street in St. John's on the east side of the War Memorial. Admission is $3. Do you love a good story? Do you have one to tell? We welcome first-time and accomplished tellers, and first-time and accomplished listeners. Join us each month for an evening's entertainment. For more information about the Storytelling Circle and other events throughout the year, visit or email

Saturday, July 13

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

Sunday, July14

St. David's Church will host Wreckhouse Jazz Festival special guest Michael Daigneau at our annual jazz service July 14 at 11 a.m. Daigneau, a renowned trombonist, composer and arranger, will be joined by well-loved local musicians Brian Way on piano, Scott Mansfield on drums, Mark Peddle on bass, Katie Hopkins, vocals, and our own minister Jonathan Dent on the saxophone to play jazz music in the setting of an informal Christian worship service. Please join us. All are welcome

The Los Angeles Children's Chorus will perform at St. George's Heritage Church in Brigus Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Children and teenagers aged 6-18 from across greater Los Angeles gather together to become world-class singers through hard work, dedication and passion. Admission is by donation.

Monday, July 15

Memorial University is alerting its students who are, or will be, eligible to graduate this fall to the July 15, 2013 graduation application deadline. Students eligible to graduate at the fall convocation session should log on to Memorial Self Service to fill out the required application to graduate. For students wishing to attend fall convocation, the schedule for the degrees will be posted on the convocation webpage in mid-August. Students can then indicate if they will attend their ceremony by returning to Memorial Self Service once the registration option is active in mid-August. Further information regarding the convocation ceremonies is available at

Wednesday, July 17

° NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre seeks volunteers for the crisis support line. Join NLSACPC to help support victims of sexual assault. Applications accepted until July 17; training starts July 20. Call 747-7757 or email

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 and 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: or phone 895-1020. Cost is $25 ($20 students and seniors).

The Ghosts of Baccalieu and Beyond takes place July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Author and actor Charis Cotter will delight and spook with her true ghost tales. Info:

General listings

Thursday, July 11

° The CLB Regimental Band, will host a free outdoor concert July 11 at 7 p.m. in front of the Colonial Building on Military Road. The concert will feature everything from local favourites to movie themes with lots of opportunity to stomp your feet, clap your hands, sing along or even get up and dance.

° Join the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl this week for story building and 3-D pictures from 7-8 p.m. July 11 and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 12 at the Admiralty House Museum on Old Placentia Road in Mount Pearl. Call 765-9383 for more information. All kids welcome.

Saturday, July 13

° All Saints will hold an open mike in Foxtrap July 13. Doors open 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come and entertain or be entertained.

° The 30 plus singles club is having a singles sock-hop dance July 13 at St. Teresa's Parish Hall on Mundy Pond Road from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dress in '50s-era attire. Tickets at the door. For more information visit or call the hot line at 722-3060.

Sunday, July 14

° The Flatrock Garden Party takes place Sunday, July 14. Turkey teas - eat in or take out. All the usual attractions. Bingo at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome.


° The Avalon Artist Group is partnering with the Holyrood Squid Festival to host a gala art show and sale July 19 at The Hat/Velvet Horn in Holyrood. Friday opening reception from 7-9 p.m., Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, call Rosemary at 229-0639.

° Beaconsfield High School Class of 1993 20th year reunion is taking place July 19. Contact Dawn Dooling-Ryan at for further information.

° Take a look back at the music and culture that shaped our province at the 3rd annual Celtic Roots Folk Festival Saturday, July 20. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with a gaelic football game at the Carbonear soccer pitch. It's free and anyone can play. Then at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Grounds in Carbonear, there's music from performers such as Fergus O'Byrne, Jenny Gear and Sandy Morris, Joanna Barker, Graham Wells and The Freels.

° The John Cabot Rose Society will host its seventh annual rose show at the Memorial University Botanical Garden Saturday, July 20 (noon-5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 21 (10 a.m.-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. Bring exhibits Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the John Cabot Rose Society, contact Frank Smith, (email:, telephone 726-5232).

° Br. John Frampton OFM Cap., will launch his new book, "Everybody Happy? Reflections From A Capuchin Friar" Saturday, July 20 from 1-3 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Church basement. Autographed copies will be available for $10. You are invited to come out for a reading and meet Br. John and his editor, Anne Wright-Howard, a former CBC Radio producer. For more information, call Br. John at 647-229-5959

° On Saturday, July 20 as part of Heart's Content Heritage Day, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) will celebrate the designation of the Heart's Content Provincial Registered Heritage District and will unveil a plaque recognizing this designation. The plaque will be unveiled on the grounds of the Mizzen Heritage Community Museum at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

° The 36th annual Teddy Bear's Picnic will be held July 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Bannerman Park, with a rain delay date of July 21.

° There will be a card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove, July 23 at 8 p.m. Bring your own cards; lunch provided; $5 admission. Call 895-2215 or 895-6424 for more information.

° Summer Labyrinth, "A Walking Meditation" with Donna Burt takes place from 7-9 p.m. July 23. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at

° Budgeting 101 on Tuesday, July 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the A. C. Hunter Library, Activity Room, 1st Floor Children's Library, Arts and Culture Centre. You will receive tips on budgeting, tips on managing debt and tips on savings and, best of all, it's offered at no cost to you. Register at 737-3950. Want to squeeze more out of your budget.

° Lt.-Gov. Frank F. Fagan and Her Honour Patricia Fagan invite the public to join them at the annual garden party on Government House grounds from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, featuring the Church Lads' Brigade Band, the Signal Hill Tattoo and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary mounted unit. Light refreshments will be served by the Girl Guides. In case of inclement weather July 24, the garden party will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. July 25.

° Are you a current or past student of the journalism program at College of the North Atlantic's Stephenville campus? Plans are underway for a journalism alumni reunion this summer in Stephenville. The organizing committee is looking to get in touch with potential attendees so 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, email: or

° The Flatrock Soiree is July 26-28. The opening ceremony will be held July 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Flatrock Community Centre; seniors social from 2-4 p.m. Family Fun Day at the Red Head Complex takes place July 27 from 2-4 p.m. Shawn Silver Dancing and Village Dancers at Ocean View Park at 7:30 p.m., with local talent 8:30 p.m. with Foggy Dew. Open-air dance at 10 p.m. On July 28 starting 3 p.m. the following are playing: The McGrath Family, Shamrock, The Martin Family, (Jimmy) Dungarvan, Redline, Heel 'n' Toe. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

° Get involved in the 2013 Easter Seals Drop Zone 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 rappell 150 feet down Atlantic Place in downtown St. John's and make a difference in the life of a child. To register, visit

° The 5th annual Dub Show takes place July 27 at Bowring Park. The Dub Show is Newfoundland's only Volkswagen car show. There is no charge for people to enter their car, and it is free for spectators. We do accept non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank. There will be a BBQ to support Ronald McDonald House. It is a fun, relaxed show, with no voting on cars; prizes are awarded in random draws.

° BellFest on the beach 2013 - Pirates of Conception Bay Annual Music and Friends Festival takes place July 27 on Bell Island from 2- 8 p.m. Live music, concession booths, games of chance, "beergarten" 19+, prizes, piñata, refreshments and our spectacular walk-the-plank event. Only you can decide which three scallywags will plunge into the briny deep. To make your pledge, visit www.tourismbellisland to use PayPal or call Tourism Bell Island at 488-2411. Stop, drop and stroll onto the Ferry and walk off the boat into the event. No need for your vehicle, simply come as a walk-on at the ticket booth in Portugal Cove.

° Zumba in the Club charity event for the Ronald McDonald House takes place July 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Club One on George Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Find the event info on facebook under Zumba in the Club. Admission is $20.

° Prince of Wales Collegiate Class of 1978 is having a 35-year reunion from Aug. 2-4. Our friends from classes of 1977 and 1979 are also welome. Contact Linda Stent-Campbell on FB or at for details.

° Pop Up Deli On The Square - Celebrate Canada Food day with your favourite chefs and their favourite Newfoundland-inspired deli dish with delectable side dishes, lemonade, coffee and dessert Aug. 3 from 11 a.m.-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).

° St. Patrick's garden party will take place Aug. 4 at Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue, from 1:30-4 p.m. Cold plates, eat-in or takeout are $8. Usual attractions and wheels. Lots of great prizes.

° The 20th-year reunion of the 1993 class from Holy Heart of Mary cocktail reception and dance will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at the CLB Armoury. For more information, email

° The Avalon Dragons invite community groups and businesses to enter a team to Paddle in Paradise Aug. 17. Dragon boating is the fastest-growing water sport in the world, and it's a great team-builder. Anyone at almost any age or fitness level can enjoy the thrill of dragon boating. Your members or co-workers and their families, 16 years of age or over, will have the time of their lives. The Avalon Dragons will provide a training session, paddles, life vests and someone to steer the boat. Only the first 30 teams to register can be accepted, so hurry, hurry, hurry. For more details, email the Dragons at or visit them online at

Organizations: The Crow's Nest Officers, Floral Design Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society, Memorial Self Service Heritage Church Cupids Legacy Centre

Geographic location: Duckworth Street, St. John's, Los Angeles David St. George's Brigus Portugal Cove Baccalieu

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