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
• Experience our history and culture by going on a historical walking tour of the narrow streets and pathways which the average tourist never experiences. Meet at the Sheraton Hotel at 9:55 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays only. Space limited. Register by calling 364-6845. See morning tour at www.boyletours.com for complete info.
• Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, is conducting an appeal in
St. John’s. Help save pets — join our Guardian Angel Program. Seeking foster homes for pets. Accepting donations of pet food (wet and dry) and kitty litter. For more information visit www.heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.
• Kinesiology students from Memorial University are looking for participants 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, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and others for up to two pool sessions per week. The program offers a supportive environment with a low instructor to participant ratio. The fitness and wellness program, which involves light cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training, will take place at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre starting in the fall. If you would like to take part, contact Olivia Manning at email@example.com or call 728-5258, or Olivia Drodge at 427-6398.
• The St. John’s Farmers’ Market is held weekly, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June to December and is located behind the Re/Max Centre off Bonaventure and Mayor Avenues. Arrive early for in-season produce.
• Local storyteller Micheal Boyle conducts a Historical and literary walking tour of St John’s on Thursday evenings during the summer. Meet outside The Rooms at 7:10 p.m. and the walk starts at 7:20 p.m. This event will have poetry readings, short dramatic speeches and storytelling. The event is limited to 30 people and you can reserve your place by calling 364-6845 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete details see evening tour at www.boyletours.com.
• Every Friday and Saturday Night in July and August, daring escapes, murdered pirates, ghost ships, buried treasure, tragic drownings and headless phantoms: it is all in a night’s work at Signal Hill National Historic Site. From the creator of the award-winning
St. John’s Haunted Hike comes an evening of ghost stories, historical tales and strange adventures. Join the dashing Lt. Ranslaer Schuyler by lamplight inside the historic Queen’s Battery, and find out what happens on Newfoundland’s most historic hill, after the lights go out. Tickets are $15 ($10 for kids 12 and younger) — cash sale only. Buy your tickets and meet your guide at the visitor centre. For more info visit www.hauntedhike.com.
• The Atlantic Publishers’ Marketing Association (APMA) is pleased to announce the release of this year’s Atlantic Summer Reading Guide. This year the Summer Reading Guide has been transformed into a book guide for travellers in the region, and will appeal to locals and visitors to the Atlantic Provinces. An editorial voice guides readers through books that are relevant and interesting throughout the region. The publication focuses on people, places and, most importantly, the books that complement them. The full guide can be viewed at http://www.atlanticpublishers.ca/images/uploads/SRG%202013%20DIGITAL.pdf or you can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or library. To visit the APMA’s site go to http://www.atlanticpublishers.ca/.