The 36th annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic will be held on July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bannerman Park with a rain delay date of July 21. — Telegram file photo
• On Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall at Cox and Palmer Second Space, 3 Victoria St., St. John’s — for one night only, an evening of acoustic music from Newfoundland singer/songwriters Chris Picco, Gavin Simms and Joel Thomas Hynes, with special guest Ilia Nicoll. Limited tickets available: Call the Hall 753-4531 or buy online www.rca.nf.ca. $15 (Includes LSPU Hall building maintenance fund and HST).
• BellFest on the beach 2013 — Pirates of Conception Bay annual Music and Friends Festival on 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.
• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session Bay Roberts Lions Club on July 28 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians. Doors open at
• Zumba In the Club charity event for The Ronald McDonald House on 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 welcome. Contact Linda Stent-Campbell on Facebook or at email@example.com for details.
• Join MUN Botanical Garden, Landscape NL, NL Horticultural Society and Friends of the Garden in a self-guided tour of 12 St. John’s metro area gardens over the weekend of Aug. 3 and 4. This Mystery Garden Tour fundraising event starts with a Garden Gala launching on Aug 2. See www.mun/botgarden for event and ticket 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 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).
• St. Patrick’s garden party on Aug. 4 at Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Avenue from 1:30-4 p.m. Cold plates, eat-in or take-out are $8. Usual attractions and wheels. Lots of great prizes.
• The 20th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The North East Avalon Crime Stoppers will have a “Fun Dog Show” Aug. 10 at the Re/Max Centre on Bonaventure Avenue in St. John’s, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This dog show is for all dogs. Anyone can come to the dog show and be a spectator, enjoy the barbecue and watch the dogs in their costumes and doing special tricks. If you’d like to register your dog, go to www.nlcrimestoppers.com for a registration form or information. Cost is $15 for one dog and $10 for each additional. Categories are: Tallest Dog, Smallest Dog, Waggiest Tail, Most Creative Trick, Best Dog Costume and Handler Duo, Musical Dogs (dog sits when music stops), and longest stay. You can go to our website or call 709 729-8246.
• The Avalon Dragons invite community groups and businesses to enter a team to Paddle in Paradise which will take place 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 email@example.com or visit them online at www.avalondragons.com.
• All Saints Parish, Foxtrap, is all set for the annual Spirit of the Sea Festival
Aug. 23-25. On the Friday night we will host a local talent evening as well as ongoing spins, silent and Chinese auctions. Saturday morning, a Newfoundland-style breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be soup and sandwiches, moose burgers, tea/coffee and a sweet treat. Activities for children plus baked goods/crafts and silent auction, cake walks and more throughout the day. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a dinner theatre with a meal of salmon and all its trimmings. Sunday evening at 7 p.m. our grand finale will be a Gospel Hymn Sing with local talent providing the music. For more information contact Sandra Taylor 834-4627.
• 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.
• Nalcor Energy Lower Churchill Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters proudly present the “Go Girls Golf Tournament” on September 10 at Clovelly, Black Duck Course. This women’s only tournament isn’t about being a good golfer, it’s about having a good time while raising money to support young women through our “Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” mentoring program. For more information on how you can get involved and help impact the lives of young women in your community, contact Kelly at 368-2900 or Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org
• Be part of the world’s largest Coffee Break. The Alzheimer Society is currently looking for individuals to participate in their 18th annual Coffee Break fundraiser where they send you free coffee. On Sept. 19 you can make your coffee count by inviting co-workers, family and friends to make a donation in exchange for their coffee. From a coin box to a kitchen party or potluck, your Coffee Break can be as big or as small as you want it. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608 or visit www.alzheimernl.org/coffeebreak. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/asnl2 or and www.twitter.com/asnl2 to stay up to date on our latest programs and services, volunteer opportunities and events.
• A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat Oct. 4-6 at the Max Simms Camp, Grand Falls. Brought to you by Lucy O’Driscoll M.Sc., B.Ed. Be Kind to Yourself. Attend a body, mind and spirit retreat in Central Newfoundland at the Max Simms Camp. Join other like-minded folks for two days and nights and learn about the many tools and programs available for healing, grounding and gaining serenity. Your fee covers two nights’ accommodations, six meals, four workshops and evening programs. For more information call 895-0544 or email email@example.com.
• The Tuckamore Festival is looking for volunteers Aug. 5-18 to assist with a variety of roles. If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, contact info, and a bit of information about yourself. Our mailing address is: Tuckamore Festival, PO Box 23203, Churchill Square RPO, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J9, Canada
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival will be held Aug. 9-11 in Bowring Park in St. John’s. When you purchase tickets in advance, you receive a more affordable ticket rate than at the gate. Most importantly, you are also supporting the festival, which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, sharing and preserving the folk arts. You can purchase tickets online at Ticketpro or in person at O’Brien’s Music, Heritage Shop Avalon Mall, MUN Copy Centre, Travel Bug and Brewed on Bernard in Corner Brook. For a complete breakdown of ticket prices please check out the Folk Festival website http://nlfolk.com/fest/tickets/.
• Girls and the temptations of St. John’s. A determination to keep the young women off the streets and participating in respectable activities. Read more: http://archivalmoments.ca/ 2013/07/the-girls-and-the-temptations-of-st-johns/ You can now follow “Archival Moments” on Facebook and or Twitter @LarryDohey.