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On Saturday, Aug. 17 at Middle Cove Beach join the Craft Council Clay Studio for its 12th annual Beach Firing. The fun starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs throughout the day until 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. Experience the ancient art of pit firing. Buy beautiful ceramics straight out of the fire and support a community fundraiser. The Beach Firing Fundraiser is a dynamic outdoor summer event that captures the imaginations of visitors each year. Sunday is the alternate day if it rains on
Saturday. Visit the Craft Council website for more details www.craftcouncil.nl.ca/clay-studio/studio-events/ or call 753-2749. John Bear moves pieces of pottery around in the fire pit at Middle Cove beach during a previous Beach Firing. — Telegram file photo

Highlights

The City of Mount Pearl and CIBC Mount Pearl Banking Centre invite families to a movie in the park on Thursday, Aug. 15 in Centennial Park (next to City Hall). The feature film is “The Smurfs.”  The movie will start approximately 8:30 p.m. and there’ll be free popcorn and refreshments. Remember to bring your chairs and blankets. Admission is a non-perishable food item. Movie will be shown Friday, Aug. 16 if postponed due to poor weather. Many thanks to major sponsor CIBC Mount Pearl Banking Centre. For more information, visit www.mountpearl.ca or call 748-1148.

Join the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl on Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16 for mask making and musical painting. On Aug. 19 and 20 we have pipe cleaner animal crafts. Times are 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and 7-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Admiralty House Museum, Old Placentia Road, Mount Pearl. Call 765-9383 for more information. All kids welcome.

Terra Nova National Park will be hosting its 29th annual Folk Festival this weekend in Newman Sound. Join us Aug. 16, 17 for two musical evenings under the stars.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society will have a booth at the Kiwanis Flea Market, Kelligrews, on Saturday Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop by and learn about the benefits of doing Tai Chi. Phone 579-5276 for more information.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a public information session in St. John’s, Monday, Aug. 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the LSPU Hall’s Cox & Palmer Second Space. For information call 1-866-726-2212, nlacmail@nlac.ca. Learn about arts funding programs for individual artists, groups, not-for-profit arts organizations, not-for-profit arts festivals, community arts groups and schools, with a special focus on the Professional Project Grants Program.

A yarn and a tale from the days of sail on Aug. 23 at the Cupids Legacy Centre, Cupids. Readings and recitations by author, Robert Parsons who specializes in stories of shipwrecks, rescue, and survival in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador, including the story of the Azariah which sailed from Cupids and was shipwrecked in 1831. Admission is $8.

General listing:

Thursday, August 15

• The Knights of Columbus annual outdoor rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the K of C, St. Clare Avenue. All welcome.

 Friday, August 16

• Trinity Historical Society’s annual auction and garden party will be held on Friday, Aug. 16 starting at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Museum Garden, Church Road, Trinity. The event this year will be preceded by the best decorated bonnet or hat contest sponsored by the Trinity Anchor (www.trinityanchor.ca). Registration for the contest is $10 per entry with the proceeds going to the Trinity Historical Society. Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and help support the work of the society as we continue to preserve, promote and present the heritage of the area. For more information call 464-3599 or email info@trinityhistoricalsociety.com

 • SunSplash-Paddle in Paradise — On Friday, Aug. 16 there’s an all-ages SunSplash concert at Octagon Pond, hosted by Snook and featuring Edison Lane, The 8 Track Favourites and headliner, Shanneyganock. SunSplash-Paddle in Paradise takes place from Aug. 9-17. Full event details are available on the town’s website at www.townofparadise.ca.

 Saturday, August 17

• The church of St. Stephen the Martyr of the Anglican network in Canada will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 17 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The yard sale will be in Foxtrap on the C.B.S. Highway opposite the NAPA Store. We will be selling hot dogs and soft drinks, baked goods and household goods. All proceeds will go to help a young church plant in Lennoxville, Quebec.

• The Town of Placentia presents the second annual Voices of Placentia Bay Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17. Visit Placentia’s Town Square for a full day (from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.) of entertainment celebrating the music and traditions of “the far greater bay.” There will be activities for children, live music and street dance, busker performances and fire show, psychic readings, refreshments and food, concessions and more. Live entertainment includes Wonderbolt’s Upside Clown, Bugs and Debbie Greene, Con Parsons Band, Pam Parsons Band, Fill Yer Boots and a full lineup of local performers. Everyone welcome.

• The Avalon Dragons’ third annual SunSplash Paddle in Paradise, a fun day of dragon boat racing, will take place Saturday, Aug. 17 at Octagon Pond in Paradise. The public is invited and there will be activities for kids, delicious food and music, as well as racing excitement. Opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Races will run 9-11 a.m. with a break at 11 a.m. for the flower ceremony. The flower ceremony is to remember those who have not survived breast cancer and to give hope to those still struggling. Racing will resume at noon with the Championship race at 2:30 p.m. Award presentations at 2:45 p.m. If weather causes a cancellation on Saturday, the races will take place on Sunday. For more details, email the Dragons at info@avalondragons.com or visit them online at www.avalondragons.com.

 

Sunday, August 18

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open-mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s will be held on Aug. 18 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2 p.m.

 

Monday, August 19

• 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 km bike ride across Canada to spread information about water literacy, and is free with the admission to the Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

 

Tuesday, August 20

• Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) information sessions hosted by Independent Living Resource Centre. The RDSP is designed to help people with disabilities and their families save for the future. Location and date of sessions are as follows: Aug. 20 from 7-8 p.m. at Manuels Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway and Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at E.B. Foran Room, City Hall, 10 Gower St. To confirm your attendance or if you have any questions please contact Amanda at 722-4031, TTY: 709-722-7998 toll free: 1-866-722-4031 or email amanda@ilrc-nl.ca.

 

Wednesday, August 21

• Memorial University, faculty of education, St. John’s campus will be hosting Edge 2013 Conference on Aug. 21-23, 2013. At the Edge: Creating Direction for Peace and Justice is a conference that will bring together people and organizations involved in working with youth to listen to, and critically reflect, on what young people today are saying through their words and actions. Issues explored include loss of agency, bullying, apathy, independence, motivation, etc. For more information on the conference including program and registration details please visit our website at www.edge2013.ca or follow us on Twitter @EDGE_2013_Youth and Facebook.

 

 

Upcoming

• 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.

• The Eating Disorder Foundation of NL will be holding the Remembering Renata Hope Always Walk on Sunday, Aug. 25. The St. John’s Walk will be held at Quidi Vidi Lake at 12 p.m. Registration and opening ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. at the bandstand area of Quidi Vidi Lake. Those interested in participating, donating or sponsoring in the Hope Always Walk can contact the Eating Disorder Foundation at 722-0500 or by visiting our website www.edfnl.ca. Locations of Hope Always Walk sites across the province for all other communities can be found at www.edfnl.ca.

• 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 micro 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.

• Kittiwake Dance Theatre is looking for male and female dancers for their junior (12+) and senior (15+) company for the 2013-2014 season. Open auditions are being held on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre’s dance studio (third floor, St. John’s ACC). For more information visit www.Kittiwakedancetheatre.ca/auditions. Female dancers should bring pointe shoes (if appropriate).

• Bluegrass and old-time country music jam session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music performed by great musicians.

• Taoist Tai Chi open houses will be held on Aug. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Holyrood Community Centre, Aug. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Church of the Ascension, Mount Pearl and on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon in the basement of the Hindu Temple, Penny Lane. Call 579-5276 for more information.

• There will be a card game at St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Portugal Cove on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Bring your own cards, lunch provided. Admission is $5. Call 895-2215 for more information. All are welcome.

• Sixteenth anniversary of the unveiling of the Merchant Navy Memorial on August 28 at 10 a.m. at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road. Arranged by the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association.

• Walk For Paws, dog walk and family fun day on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at Bowring Park (west entrance). An afternoon of dog games, dog costume contest and walk through the park. Fundraiser for Beagle Paws, to get your pledge sheet visit www.nlpetexpo.com or phone 738-PAWS. Prizes for individual and team with highest pledges.

• 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-Windsor, 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 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.leach@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

• Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. launched a provincial fundraising campaign called “Change Your Luck with Literacy 2013” ticket lottery with only 213 tickets printed. The tickets are $100 each or can be bought in shares of $5 of up to 20 people with one grand prize draw of $10,000 on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8:40 a.m. on CFCB Radio Station. For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 638-9619 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com. Only a little over a month left.

• The Avalon Chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prostate Cancer Support Group will be holding its annual “Walk-a-Mile in his Shoes” event on Saturday, Sept. 14. Registration will take place at the HGR Mews Centre, Mundy Pond Road at 9:15 a.m.  Pledge sheets are available at the Canadian Cancer Society, 70 Ropewalk Lane or by contacting Keith Guzwell at 726-9782.

• 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.

• 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 jagollop@acnl.net.

• A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat Oct. 4-6 at the Max Simms Camp, Grand Falls-Windsor. Brought to you by Lucy O’Driscoll M.Sc., B.Ed. Be Kind to Yourself. 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 odriscoll16@gmail.com.

• The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 24th annual Telethon on Oct. 6 on EastLink and community stations throughout the region. For more information or to become involved call Don or Shelly at 945-5289. Help us, help you with your donation.

 

Announcements

• James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum located in Apothecary Hall, 488 Water St. is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The closing date is Aug. 30. A ship’s medicine chest has been added to the display with the set of antique oak drug store fixtures imported from England in 1897. Admission is free.

• The Canadian Red Cross urges you to take advantage of their free personal flotation device loan program now available. For more information contact your local Red Cross office or visit www.redcross.ca/lifejacket.

• Coastal Sounds is a community choir based in Conception Bay South, The choir invites new members to join in September, no prior singing experience is necessary and all people enthusiastic about singing and willing to learn are welcome to join. Rehearsals are currently held on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre in Upper Gullies, C.B.S. and will resume on Sept 18. Please visit our website at www.coastalsounds.ca or Facebook at www.facebook/coastalsoundschoir or email at info@coastalsounds.ca

• The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications from registered charities for grants of up to $2,000 to fund innovative projects that will benefit the communities of our province. Projects in a variety of fields will be considered, including health, heritage, arts, education, social welfare and environmental protection. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31. Visit cfnl.ca to download an application form, or call 753-9899 for more information.

• 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.

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