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Mixed Type 2 is putting a twist on mainstream literary events in downtown St. John’s. Local authors and musicians will team up to present a night of literature and music. Mixed Type 2 will feature authors, Chad Pelley, Lee Stringer, Denise Batten, Andy Jones, Claire Wilkshire and Joel Thomas Hynes with musical performers, Ian Foster and the Thieves. There will also be giveaways provided by The Club and The Telegram. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free. It’s not your average evening, so join us Aug. 22 at The Ship Pub, on 265 Duckworth St. The show starts at 8 p.m. Chad Pelley, (clockwise from top left), Denise Batten, Joel Thomas Hynes, Ian Foster, Lee Stringer, Andy Jones (bottom right) and Claire Wilkshire are the Mixed Type 2 features authors and performers.

Friday, August 23

The 13th annual country music weekend, Aug. 23-25 at The Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport. Three evenings of great music from some of your favourite performers. A different show each night. Admission:$15 for each show. Chuckwagon Dinner at The Royal Canadian Legion on Aug. 23. Silent auction on Aug. 24 at the Beaches Heritage Centre. To purchase tickets to any of the shows or the Chuckwagon Dinner please call 677-2360.

Saturday, August 24

The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Dance on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Re/Max Centre (Curling Club), Mayor Avenue, starting at 9:30 p.m. Proper dress — no jeans. Tickets on the door.

Monday, August 26

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.

Tuesday, August 27

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.

Thursday, August 22

• The A.C. Hunter Public Library is offering many free technology classes throughout the summer and into the fall. To attend a class, all you need is a Newfoundland and Labrador Public libraries card. On Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. there is a class on using Skype. Skype is a free service that allows you to instant message, voice call or video call your friends and family around the world from your computer to theirs. On Friday, Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m. there will be a class on borrowing and using ebooks and audiobooks from the library using an iPad or iPad Mini. To register for these classes, or any of our other August technology classes, please call the A.C. Hunter Public Library at 737-3950.

 

Friday, August 23

 • 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 shipwrecked in 1831. Admission is $8.

 • 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 spins, silent and Chinese auctions. Saturday morning, a Newfoundland-style breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday lunch from 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 a 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.

 

Sunday, August 25

• 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 (3rd 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.

 

Monday, August 26

• St. Philip’s ACW monthly card party will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 in the Parish Centre, 20 Coady’s Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s. Game prizes as usual as well as door prize and ticket draws. Cost $5. Lunch will be served. Contact Rebecca at 895-2343 for more information.

 

Wednesday, August 28

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

• Exploring Our History — military, agricultural and family history of Cupids on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Three Cupids Legacy Centre young Canada works students present the results of their 2013 research efforts. Admission is $8.

 Upcoming:

• The Newfoundland Joy Award deadline for Newfoundland and Labrador filmmakers and media artists is approaching on Aug. 30. The Newfoundland Joy Award is offered in support of outstanding emerging media arts talent. Applicants must be permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.  For further information please contact the LJMAS office at 1-902-981-8950 or email info@lindajoy.com or visit our website lindajoy.com.

• Positive Thinkers monthly breakfast on Aug. 31 at Bally Haly from 9-11 a.m. Topic is “Kiss Your Bliss” thoughts on L.O.V.E. as leadership, with speaker Barry Lewis Green. To book your seat: positivethinkersclub.ca.

• Back by popular demand, a “Painting Day” this month at Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus. On Saturday, Aug. 31 we will hold another, with our long-standing friend and former artist-in-residence Veselina Tomova. We will follow the same format as for our other painting day events: You bring your own art supplies — whatever medium you choose. Landfall will provide its magical inspiration, and Veselina will be floating amongst you to chat and give feedback. There will be only 12 participants, accepted on a first come, first served basis, so please register at admin@landfalltrust.org. You can pay your $50 registration fee by cash or cheque (payable to The Landfall Trust) on the day. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided with gluten-free and vegetarian options.

• Just Before Dinner reading series opens for another season on Saturday, Aug. 31. The popular Port Rexton reading series, Just Before Dinner, opens its ninth season with poet George Murray, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 6-7 p.m. at Fishers’ Loft Inn, Port Rexton. Admission is free. If you’d like to stay for dinner, please call the Inn at 1-877-464-3240 for reservations. Presented in partnership by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and Fishers’ Loft Inn.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club is hosting its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old-time country music on Sept. 1 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.

• Walk for Paws, dog walk and family fun day on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Bowring Park (west entrance).  An afternoon of dog games, a dog costume contest and a walk through the park. Fundraiser for Beagle Paws, to get your pledge sheet visit www.beaglepaws.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’s largest, most popular and successful youth theatre program is holding registration for their fall semester of classes on Sept. 10 from 4-6 p.m. and Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m. TNL provides theatre training in acting and stagecraft to youth from Grade 1 to 18 years of age, while also encouraging the development of focus, confidence, teamwork and communications skills. Classes are set to begin the first week of October. For more information contact Sarah at 639-7238 or email youth@theatrenewfoundland.com.

• 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.

• Seventh annual Arnold’s Cove Fog Trot — 10 km Saturday. Sept. 14 at Tricentia Academy. Race time is 10:30 a.m. Registration: 9-10 a.m. Cost is $10, $100 prize for top male and female.

• 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.

• Pal Kite Festival — a celebration of flight. Provincial Aerospace/Provincial Airlines will be partnering with the Children’s Wish Foundation once again to participate in the annual Exile Island fundraiser on Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m. at Bowring Park. Exile Island is a day of competition for tribes to raise money for sick children in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As a fundraiser for this fantastic cause, PAL will be hosting its first annual Kite Festival and we want everyone to attend this exciting event.

• 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.

• Sept. 29 from 12-3 p.m. RBC Duck Race family festival. Duck race tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 in advance at local RBCs. Free: live music, barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Herder Bridge, Rennie’s River (nearest to intersection of Portugal Cove Road and Rennie’s Mill Road). Check Fluvarium.ca or call 722-DUCK for more information.

• A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat will be held 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. 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 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

• WISE and Community Centre Alliance will be offering a free eight-week program in September that is meant for individuals ages 30-40 who want help putting their goals into action now. This program is called Ignite and will offer goal-setting practice and decision-making strategies. Contact Michelle and Jessica at igniteprogram1@gmail.com or 700-0973 to learn more about this program.

 • The Seniors Resource Centre NL offers “Friendly Visiting.” A free program offering seniors a new and supportive friendship and a link to the community. For more information or to volunteer, call Sharon at 737-2333 or visit www.seniorsresource.ca.

• 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 to 4 p.m. For more information contact Anita Murphy by email at amurphy@nlpl.ca or phone 737-4086. To register for a class phone 737-3950.

• 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 reading, short dramatic speeches and storytelling. The event is limited to 30 people and you can reserve your place by calling 364-6845 or emailing info@boyletours.com. For complete details see evening tour at www.boyletours.com.

• Heavenly Creatures, registered animal charity, Summer Appeal 2013 is underway. Save pets — join HC Guardian Angel Program. Foster homes needed. Donations of pet food (wet and dry) and kitty litter. For more information email info@heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077.

• 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 of a set of antique oak drugstore fixtures imported from England in 1897. Admission is free.

• The First Link Learning Series Care Essentials sessions are being held at the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at 835 Topsail Rd., Mount Pearl. Use the Internet to connect to the Learning Series anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador www.alzheimernl.org/firstlink. For more information contact the First Link co-ordinator at 576-0608.

• 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.

Organizations: The Telegram, The Ship Pub, The Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport Plus Singles Club Max Centre Curling Club Cupids Legacy Centre Tai Chi Holyrood Community Centre Church of the Ascension The A.C. Hunter Public Library The Eating Disorder Foundation of NL Kittiwake Dance Theatre Bay Roberts Lions Club Parish Centre Marine Institute Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association.

Geographic location: Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl Quidi Vidi Lake Ridge Road

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