The Tely 10 — 10 mile road race is taking place Sunday, July 28 starting at 8 a.m. with wheelchair athletes starting at 7:55 a.m. The race starts on McNamara Road, off Topsail Road in the Town of Paradise. Runners proceed eastward on Topsail Road, Cornwall Avenue, LeMarchant Road, Harvey Road and Military Road, turning left onto Bannerman Road to finish just past the Bannerman Park swimming pool. — Telegram file photo
Thursday, July 25
• Join the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl this July 25-26 for dance and creative movement and rainstorm crafts. July 29 and 30 we have improv games and under the sea crafts. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Admiralty House Museum, Old Placentia Road, Mout Pearl. For more information call 765-9383. All kids are welcome.
Friday, July 26
• 2013 Flatrock Soiree is July 26-28. Opening ceremony on July 26 at
1:30 p.m. at the Flatrock Community Centre and seniors social from 2-4 p.m. Family fun day at the Red Head Complex on 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.
Saturday, July 27
• 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/.
Sunday, July 28
• The Tely 10 — 10 mile road race is taking place Sunday, July 28 starting at 8 a.m. with wheelchair athletes starting at 7:55 a.m. The race starts on McNamara Road, off Topsail Road in the Town of Paradise. Runners proceed eastward on Topsail Road, Cornwall Avenue, LeMarchant Road, Harvey Road and Military Road, turning left onto Bannerman Road to finish just past the Bannerman Park swimming pool.
• 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 1 p.m.
Go Guide events
Friday, July 26
• Trailriders on the Rock — access the outdoors — with the collaboration of Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador, The Outfitters, and Memorial University of Newfoundland school of human kinetics and recreation, the goal is to raise money to purchase a Trail Rider — a revolutionary mobility device that will provide wilderness access possibilities for Easter Seals participants — increasing accessibility to the East Coast Trail. Organizers will be at The Outfitters at 220 Water St. on Friday, July 26 from 10:30 a.m. accepting donations for this great cause. Donations can also be made by visiting https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?EventID=127413. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 579-4453 for more information.
• There will be a dance and silent auction July 26 to raise funds in support of Jeanine (Boudreau) Doiron, 34 of Mount Pearl, who has been transported to the Toronto General Hospital to await a double lung transplant. In 2009, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and pulmonary hypertension. The fundraiser will be held at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Avenue in St. John’s. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Auction donations as well as prizes for this fundraiser are being accepted. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or call 746-0443 (Sherisse) or 691-8070 (Marie). Tickets for the dance and silent auction are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 745-7650 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We have also set up a bank account under “Fundraiser for Jeanine Doiron” at Scotiabank, account number 21113 00673 18.
• 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 July 26-28. For more information, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 27
• Friends of India Association invite you to participate in a walk around Quidi Vidi Lake on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in support of Single Parent Association of Newfoundland. Registration 10 a.m. at the boathouse.
• The Friends of Victoria Park are pleased to announce that the 13th annual Victoria Park Lantern Festival will be taking place on Saturday, July 27 (rain date is Sunday, July 28). Starting at 2 p.m. participants will enjoy live music, community booths, workshops and a barbecue. At dusk (approximately 8:45–9 p.m.) the Scruncheons will lead a glorious lantern parade around the lantern display in the upper park before everyone settles in to view a spectacular fire show and performance. This is an all-ages event that takes place in beautiful Victoria Park in the historic West End of downtown St. John’s. For more information, please visit our website (www.lanternfest.ca), check out our Facebook page (“Victoria Park Lantern Festival”), follow us on Twitter (@lanternfestca) or send us an email (email@example.com).
• Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site — Landing the Cable an annual celebration on July 27 from 2-5 p.m. On July 27th, 1866, the world cheered as the undersea communications cable connecting North America & Europe was finally hauled ashore at Heart’s Content. Cheer with us again as we celebrate this milestone. Join us for activities, refreshments and music. Free admission. For more information call 583-2160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Fifth annual Dub Show on 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 accept non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank. There will be a barbecue to support Ronald McDonald House. It is a fun relaxed show, with no voting on cars, prizes are awarded in random draws.
• On Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall at Cox & 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.com 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.
• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a dance on Saturday, July 27 at the B.I.S., Harvey Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Singles only. No jeans. Tickets at the door. Call 722-3060 or visit www.30plussinglesclub.ca.
Sunday, July 28
• Rainbow Riders is holding its family fun day on Sunday, July 28, 12-4 p.m. There will be pony rides, a bouncy house, face painting, magician Mike Conway, nail painting, games and a barbecue. The location is Mount Scio Road, Pippy Park. The fun day will go ahead rain or shine.
Tuesday, July 30
• 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.
Wednesday, July 31
• Author, antiques expert and president of the Spaniards Bay Heritage Society, Walter Peddle presents an illustrated talk on our distinctive traditions on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Admission is $8, all welcome.
Thursday, August 1
• Tuckamore Festival presents its annual free Prelude concert on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (“The Kirk”). In celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary, Tuckamore alumna Heather Tuach will perform two solo cello masterpieces, Suite No. 1 by Benjamin Britten and Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach. For more information, please call 330-4599 or email email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 during 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.ca/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).
• An afternoon with our Newfoundland Ponies on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-4 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Enjoy buggy rides, pony rides, a barbecue and local entertainment while supporting the Change Islands and Cappahayden N.L. pony sanctuaries.
• 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 takeout are $8. Usual attractions and wheels. Lots of great prizes.
• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Aug. 4 at the Lions Club in Whitbourne. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m. Join the other performers at the open mike or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old-country beat.
• “Spirit of the Kyle” — local author Pat Collins presents an illustrated talk about the famous ship now at rest at the head of Harbour Grace Aug. 7 at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Admission is $8, all welcome.
• Everyone is welcome to an information session highlighting the work of L’Arche at
7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 at West End Baptist Church, 314 Topsail Rd., St. John’s. “Communities of Possibility — Scenes and Stories from L’Arche in Atlantic Canada” with guests Jenn Power and Silas Donham. Founded in 1964 by Canadian Jean Vanier, L’Arche is an international organization dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. Cornerstone Housing Society is working to establish a L’Arche community in N.L. For more information visit cornerstonehousingsociety.ca.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 dogs 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 on Aug. 17. Dragon boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world — and it’s a great team-builder. Community group 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
• Parkinson SuperWalk is an event driven by ordinary people carrying the extraordinary hope that this year will be the year researchers find that elusive cure. From Port aux Basques in the west, through Corner Brook, Pacquet, Grand Falls, Gander (virtual walk), Carbonear, New Perlican and St. John’s our ordinary volunteers unite on Sunday, Sept. 8 with a common purpose to raise funds to support the programs and services for Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador. To register, donate, or find a walk, visit www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca. For more about Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador, and to find support in your community, visit www.parkinsonNL.ca or call 1-800-567-7020. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
• Nalcor Energy Lower Churchill project and Big Brothers Big Sisters proudly present the Go Girls Golf Tournament on Sept. 10 at Clovelly, Black Duck Course. This womens 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 affect the lives of young women in your community, contact Kelly at 368-2900 or Kelly.email@example.com.
• 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 pot luck, 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.
• The annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life will be held in St. John’s on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Quidi Vidi Lake. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. with the walk starting at 2 p.m. For more information call 579-8656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 to Aug. 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 about yourself. Our mailing address is: Tuckamore Festival, P.O. 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.
• 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 is 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.