An afternoon with Newfoundland Ponies will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-4 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Enjoy buggie rides, pony rides, a barbecue, and local entertainment while supporting the Change Islands and Cappahayden pony sanctuaries. A trio of Newfoundland ponies can be seen here grazing on the hillsides of Torbay recently.— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
TODAY, AUGUST 1
- Join the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl on Aug. 1-2 for improv games and under the sea crafts. On Aug. 5-6 we have Play-Doh sculptures and makeshift music at Admiralty House Museum, Old Placentia Road. Call 765-9383 for more information. All kids welcome.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
- On Friday afternoon, Aug. 2, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) will be helping to celebrate the 100th birthday of Cable Avenue in Bay Roberts. The ceremony will include speeches to recognise Cable Avenue as a Registered Heritage District, the presentation of a Registered Heritage Structure plaque to the Western Union Cable Station, and a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the Avenue's birthday. The event will also serve as the launch of our "Celebrating 100 Years of Cable Avenue" museum exhibit in the Road to Yesterday Museum. This display will feature material gathered during an oral history project about life on the Avenue and for employees of the Western Union. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2 at the Road to Yesterday Museum in the Western Union Cable Station.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
- 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).
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
- 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 mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old country beat.
MONDAY, AUGUST 5
- St. John the Evangelist Church is having its annual garden party on Monday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. Games of chance, pony rides, face painting, and lots more. There will be a cold plate supper, eat-in or take-outs available. For more information and tickets call 786-6342.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
- Join us at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium for the Annual Fish Fry on Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. A dinner of steelhead trout, muscles and salads will be served by executive chef Steve Watson. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for kids (12 and under). Proceeds go towards the environmental education and freshwater stewardship programs at the Fluvarium.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
- 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
- The 20th Year Reunion of the 1993 class from Holy Heart of Mary. Our cocktail reception and dance will be Thursday, Aug. 8 at the CLB Armoury. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Friday, August 2
- 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 Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Saturday, August 3
- 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. 3-4. 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.
- St Augustine's Anglican Church, on the corner of Elizabeth Ave and Westerland Road, celebrates it's 50th Anniversary as a parish this weekend. Three events are planned to celebrate this milestone - A banquet on Saturday, Aug. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at St Augustine's Church Hall. Canon Donald Morgan and Canon Derek Thomas will be the guest speakers. For tickets contact the Church Office at 753-1931. The launch of a Commerative Book on St Augustine's, by local author Eldon Drodge, will be Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. The 50th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving will be on Sunday, August 4, at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday, August 4
- Everyone is invited to drop by to enjoy a Wading into Wetlands Program at MUN Botanical Garden on Sunday, Aug. 4. Meet a real pitcher plant, and discover how (and why) our provincial floral emblem eats insects. A variety of crafts, games, activities and nature hikes will be provided by education staff throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. Admission fees apply. (Free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students). For more information, please visit the Garden's website at www.mun.ca/botgarden or telephone 864-8590.
- On Sunday, Aug. 4 the Colony of Avalon hosts Colony Day, a celebration of the 392nd anniversary of the founding of Lord Baltimore's colony in Ferryland. To celebrate the founding of this settlement and its ongoing significance both locally and internationally, the Colony of Avalon will be hosting free heritage activities all day. The schedule of events is: Kids' Archaeology Sandbox Activity from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lecture and site tour with Dr. Barry Gaulton, Archaeologist from 1-3 p.m. Make Your Own Butter in the 17th-Century Kitchen from 3-4 p.m. Southern Shore Kindred Spirits Knitting Group Open House from 4-5:30 p.m. For more information about Colony Day, please call 432-3200 or visit www.colonyofavalon.ca or www.facebook.com/ColonyOfAvalon.
- The 6th Annual World Cup of Tiddly will be held in Carbonear at the Recreation Complex on Sunday, Aug. 4 as part of Carbonear Days Weekend. Games begin at 2 p.m. with registration at 1 p.m. Ladies and Men's teams and trophies. Entry forms, information and rules available at the website www.carbonear.ca . Come and enjoy or send a team to challenge our experts!
- 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.
Monday, August 5
- We wish to welcome you to the 13th annual Tuckamore Festival. Starting on Monday, Aug. 5, this festival will offer two weeks of inspired, powerful, and diverse concerts. There will also be a variety of free events including open rehearsals, masterclasses, lunch time performances and children's concert. Performances will be held in diverse locations along the Avalon Peninsula, ranging from the Rocket Room on Water Street and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (the "Kirk") to Admiral's Cove and Brigus. With guest artists such as Marc-André Hamelin, James Campbell, the Gryphon Trio and the Afiara String Quartet, we can guarantee an exciting two weeks. For more information visit www.tuckamorefestival.ca.
Thursday, August 8
- 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 Road, 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 NL. For more information visit cornerstonehousingsociety.ca.
- The North East Avalon Crime Stoppers will have a Fun Dog Show on Aug. 10 at the REMAX Centre on Bonaventure Avenue in St.John's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This dog show is for all dogs. Any one can come to the dog show and be a spectator, enjoy the barbeque 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. Its cost $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.
- All Saints Open Mike, Foxtrap. Aug. 10. Doors open 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come and entertain or be entertained.
- Family History Workshop: Cupids Families on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre, Cupids, NL. Two experienced genealogists will explain researching family history using the Fowler Family as an example. Admission is $8
- A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
- Faerie Tales on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre in Cupids. More local stories about the little folk from those in the know. Admission is $8.
- 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. 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.
- Join underwater explorer Jill Heinerth at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium at 2 p.m. on Aug. 19 for her presentation and preview of her new movie "We Are Water." "We Are Water" explores the spiritual and physical connections to water while inspiring audiences through amazing underwater footage. Jill's presentation is part of her 7,500 kilometre bike ride across Canada to spread information about water literacy, and is free with the admission to the Suncor Energy Fluvarium.
- 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.
- 5th Annual Remembering Renata - Hope Always Walk on Aug. 25 at Quidi Vidi Lake (Bandstand). Registration is at 11 a.m. The walk is at 12 p.m. Refreshments to follow.
- The day has gone to the dogs, or at least it will on Aug. 25 as the SPCA St. John's host a Dog's Day of Summer Open House event. The event will start at 1 p.m. and go on until 5 p.m. It will include activities such as Sunday Sundaes, ice cream treats for doggies, barbecue, dog u-wash station, door prizes, hourly shelter tours and more. The highlight of the day is the mirco chipping clinic being held 1-4 p.m. For a discounted rate of $25 per pet, with all proceeds supporting the SPCA St.John's, pet owners can get their pet micro chipped on site. At 2:30 p.m. the stars will shine as we have a meet and greet with some of the winners of our pet photos contest.
- 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 Golf Club's 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 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 email@example.com.
- A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat Oct. 4- 6 at the Max Simms Camp, Gr. 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 informaton call 895-0544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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 information.
- Memorial's Botanical Garden has partnered with the Friends of the Garden, Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland Horticultural Society to present the first annual Mystery Garden Tour. The tour will give people exclusive access to 12 of the most elaborate and spectacular gardens in the St. John's metro area. If you've ever driven down one of the many tree-lined streets in St. John's and marvelled at the beautiful homes and meticulously manicured front gardens, Aug. 3-4 is an opportunity to sneak through the garden gates of 12 of these gorgeous properties. The event will be launched at Friday, Aug. 2 during a Garden Gala at MUN Botanical Garden. Gardening enthusiasts and supporters will gather from 5-7 p.m. to toast the garden season and enjoy a private guided tour of the MUN Botanical Gardens, with live musical entertainment, savoury hors d'oeuvres and wine. There will also be a garden- and nature-themed silent auction and raffle. Tickets for the gala portion of the event are $100 and available at MUN Botanical Garden. For more ticket information visit www.mun.ca/botgarden or call 864-8590.
- Afternoon Nature Hikes at MUN Botanical Garden, weekdays ongoing to Aug. 23 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Beyond the Backyard Nature Program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road. 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 nature programs and special events scheduled for the 2013 season. The Garden café is open daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fees apply, except for the first Wednesday of every month, when admission to the Garden is by donation. For more information please call 864-8590, email email@example.com or visit the webpage at www.mun.ca/botgarden.
- VOWR has been serving its listeners since 1924 via AM Radio, more recently through Cable TV and around the world on the Internet. We know that VOWR has many devoted regular listeners and that number is increasing due to our unique programs, especially our music. Operating a radio station like ours requires financial resources to help with the ever-increasing costs related to ongoing operation and equipment maintenance and replacement. Our main source of revenue has always been you, our loyal listening audience. We want to continue this broadcast service, but to do so we need your help. This is an opportunity for you to help VOWR by making a donation. You can make a credit card donation by visiting our website www.vowr.org or you can send a cheque to P O Box 26006, St John's, NL, A1E 0A5 or you can drop by our station on Patrick Street (at Wesley United Church) with your financial help. All donations will receive an official receipt. Your help will be really appreciated.
- Technology Classes at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. To register for classes, please call the library at 737-3950. Require help with a specific topic? Help is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in August in the A.C. Hunter Public Library from 1:30-4 p.m. For more information contact Anita Murphy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 737-4086. To register for a class phone 737-3950.
- Programs for Women at Marguerite's Place, 170 Cashin Avenue Extension in August. Free Yoga every Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m. Free Art Therapy Classes Tuesday's from 10-11:30 a.m. Free Body Image Workshops Thursday's 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free Drop In Program Thursday's 12-3 p.m. Free Morning Yarn Craft Program Friday's 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration required for some programs. For more information call 753-0220 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.
- 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 ReMax Centre off Bonaventure and Mayor Avenues. Arrive early for in-season produce.
- Historical walk - All about the Irish in Newfoundland on Thursdays starting at 7:15 p.m. at The Rooms. See www.boyletours.com for complete information.