Walk For Paws, a dog walk and family fun day will be held 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. The event is a 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. — Telegram file photo
Today, September 5
Bell Island Heritage Society is holding a public consultation in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s to help the Bell Island Heritage Society determine their interpretation plan for the Mine and Museum on Bell Island. Many people from the Portugal Cove area also worked in the mines; we are interested in hearing from them as well. The consultation will be held at the Rainbow Gully Hut, (sports fields) Rainbow Gully Road, just off Thorburn Road on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 7-9 p.m. Contact Catherine Dempsey at 693-3446 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 7
Motorcycle Ride for Lupus in Memory of Diane Bartlett on Sept. 7 starting at the A&W in Mount Pearl at 9 a.m. Many great prizes to be won, including a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies. For more information call Doug at 689-2028.
Sunday, September 8
Walk For Paws, a dog walk and family fun day will be held 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. The event is a 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.
St. John’s Orienteering Club beginners training event on Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine at Pippy Park, top of Allandale Road, past the golf club entrance. Maps are $2. Please pre-register at www.sjoc.ca. Contact 864-8634.
Thursday, September 12
The Alzheimer Coffee Break will be held at First United Church, Park Avenue, Mount Pearl at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 12. Come along and support the Newfoundland and Labrador Alzheimer Society.
Friday, September 6
• Common Connection at The Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport Sept. 6-7. Opening Friday night is Roy Saunders. Opening Saturday night is George Rowsell. Admission is $15 each. To purchase tickets please call 677-2360 or visit the centre’s box office.
Saturday, September 7
• For the third year, 2nd Canadian Army Veterans Beaumont Hamel Motorcycle Unit has teamed with the Health Care Foundation to conduct the Support our Troops — Reaching out to Veterans Ride on Sept. 7. The ride raises funds in support of the Jim Shields Memorial Garden, a therapy garden to be created at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion, located at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre. Fee is $25/motorcycle. Online registration is available at www.healthcarefoundation.ca/events-programs/ride-for-veterans/ or 709-777-5901. Event day registration is 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Canadian Forces Station St. John’s drill hall parking lot. Opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.
• MUN Botanical Garden’s annual fundraiser, the fall plant sale, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. The sale usually features a good selection of heaths, heathers, shrubs and perennials suitable for our local area, as well as some unusual rhododendrons. This event is sponsored by the volunteer members of the Friends of the Garden (FOG). All proceeds raised help support the Botanical Garden, a non-profit organization. Plant sale lists will be available the day of the sale. For more information, please call 864-8591 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• For the second year in a row, a brilliant young Newfoundland filmmaker is competing in the final round of the nationally televised CBC Short Film Face Off. “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” stars Gordon Pinsent as an eccentric man in charge of his 13-year-old granddaughter, Esther, and his prized pet pug, King Henry. The film has won numerous awards, including the Best Live Action Film Student Showcase Award at TIFF, the Student Visionary Award at Tribeca and the Arte Film Prize at the Munich International Film Festival. The films will be shown on CBC television on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland time. As soon as the half-hour show ends, online voting opens up on the Short Film Face Off’s website, where audiences can vote for their favourite film. The winner will be determined entirely by this process.
Sunday, September 8
• Taoist Tai Chi beginner classes start the week of Sept. 8. For information on locations and times call 579-5276.
• 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.
Monday, September 9
• Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 Pleasantville will be having their annual fall seniors barbecue, on Monday, Sept. 9. Music by Brian Finn. Tickets $20 each. Please pick up your tickets at the legion in Pleasantville, Monday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Bring your friends; cost includes entertainment, barbecue and one free bingo ticket. Casual wear, but no jeans please.
• The Francophone Association choir, La Rose des vents, is looking for a few good men. The choir rehearses in French on Monday nights at the French centre on Ridge Road. Come check it out at the open rehearsal on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of singing followed by wine and cheese — all welcome (women too, bien sûr!). This is a great way to keep up your French. No auditions: enthusiasm is the only requirement. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Scottish country dancing in St. John’s: classes begin on Sept. 9 at Wesley United Church from 7:45-10 p.m. Beginners and intermediate level classes. All are welcome; you don’t need a partner. For more information contact Ken 722-5787 or email@example.com. A free family class will also take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children five and older are invited to bring their favourite grown-ups for easy Scottish country dances. If there is enough interest, a regular class will begin Sept. 16.
Tuesday, September 10
• 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-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.
• 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 email@example.com.
• A free bereavement session for people who have lost a loved one is being held on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Centre. No registration is required. For further information call Lisa Higgins at 777-8972.
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a public information session in Labrador West, Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m. in the Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre, Green Room. For information call 1-888-896-9565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donna Roberts will also be available between Sept. 9-12 to meet with individuals and groups who wish to discuss potential projects or learn more about the application process, please make an appointment in advance.
• Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Elk’s Club on Carpasion Road. Program: open forum. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and/or have questions or concerns about prostate cancer, you are encouraged to attend to share your experience.
• Sept. 10 — A law school at Memorial University? A public consultation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Rocket Room, 272 Water St.
• Lindy Hop on the Rock, St. John’s’ home of Swing Dancing, will start a new session on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Beginners welcome, no partner needed, all ages. $20 per five-week session or $5 drop-in at The Landing in the University Centre at MUN or outside at the Paton College basketball courts: 7-8 p.m. beginner class; 8-8:30 p.m. — free-dancing; 8:30-9:30 p.m. advanced class. See Lindy Hop on the Rock on Facebook for more details.
Wednesday, September 11
• Dwelling There Still on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. An illustrated talk by Cupids Cove Plantation chief archaeologist William Gilbert, on the historical archeology at Cupids and changing perspectives on early modern Newfoundland. Learn about the latest discoveries at the Cupids Cove Plantation site. $8 admission, all are welcome.
Thursday, September 12
• The Agnes Pratt Home Auxiliary will hold a cold plate buffet and social at Wesley United Church on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling Phoebe at 782-1689 or Marjorie at 722-6825.
• Free programs at Marguerite’s Place, 170 Cashin Ave. Extension, call 753-0220 for more information. On Sept. 12 — A sample of Scottish country dancing 1-3 p.m. No registration required.
• Bereavement information and support program, with Susan Templeton and Donna Burt on Sept. 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. (Registration deadline is Sept. 13). Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• On Sept. 13 at Rorke Store Museum, Carbonear at 7:30 p.m. — Tribute to the Labrador fishery and the SS Kyle. Songs, music, stories. Cost is $5 plus food bank donation. Visit bayrobertsculture.com for more information.
• 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.
• On Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Libby Earle, Guy Earle’s daughter, will be swimming to the Kyle. Kelly Russell will be onboard with “Smokeroom on the Kyle!” Visit www.sskyle.org for more information.
• On Sept. 14 — “Sail the SS Kyle in 1916” at the Bay Roberts Hotel — three course dinner. Entertainment the Gosse Family. Guests are welcome to dress in period costume. Cost is $50. Call 1-800-786-4703 for more information.
• 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.
• Gardening for bees and butterflies (and other pollinators) workshop at MUN Botanical Garden’s on Sept. 14 from 2-4 p.m. PowerPoint presentation, hands-on demonstration and a garden tour. Please be prepared to go outside; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Fee is $30 per person (special rate for friends of the garden.) Free for students, including Memorial University of Newfoundland, Marine Institute and College of the North Atlantic. For more information, please call 864-8591 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.
• The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) St. John’s invites anyone interested in learning more about the club to an open house and information session on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2-4 p.m. at the E.B. Foran Room of City Hall. Guest speaker for the event will be Kirstie Jamieson, ED of the Food Security Network NL. New members are always welcome and membership is open to any woman who espouses the aims of the club.
• This year’s Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 at over 40 sites throughout the province. Last year over $300,000 was raised by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the 2012 campaign. Nationwide 2012 Terry Fox walk revenues exceeded $26 million. So on Sept. 15, join other Terry Foxers to show your support for cancer research. Here in St. John’s the walk will begin at 11 a.m. at King George V soccer complex next to Quidi Vidi Lake. Registration is at 10 a.m. followed by a short warm-up before walking, running or rolling the 3.6 km around the Lake. Dogs are most welcome and a special dog owner registration booth with doggy treats will be just outside the main entrance under a tent. Terry Fox merchandise, including T-shirts and books, will be for sale just inside the gate. For other N.L. Terry Fox day runs please get details at www.terryfox.org/ Run/_Labrador_.html.
• 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 Sept. 15 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.
• On Sept. 15, The People’s Assembly NL and The Social Justice co-operative NL present “Demo-X”, a free public workshop and an experiment in democracy, from 7-9 p.m. at the Foran/Greene Room at St. John’s City Hall. No registration is required. For more information, visit the PANL website at www.pa-nl.ca or contact Jon Parsons at 237-5109 or Lori Heath at 753-3594.
• Have you been sitting in the stands cheering your favorite team? Are you yearning to strap on a pair of skates and see what you can do in the exciting game of flat track Roller Derby? Well, here’s your chance! 709DG will be hosting a learn to skate night on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Virginia Park Elementary from 7-9 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and try it out. There’s no fee to attend and no obligation. If you have your own safety gear, great. If not, you can email us at email@example.com and we can provide it for you. You are required to provide your own molded mouth guard, which can be obtained from Walmart, Canadian Tire or any local sporting goods store. 709DG are also on the lookout for referees to join team zebra and other non-skating officials. You could be male or female but must be 18 years and over. For more information call 728-0641 or visit http://709derbygirls.com/.
• On Sept. 15 “Remembering the Kyle” at St. George’s Heritage Church, Brigus at 7:30 p.m. Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne, Vanda Maunder dancers, stories. Cost is $15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 786-7686 for more information.
• Labyrinth — a walking meditation, with Donna Burt from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com.
• 12 Step Spirituality, with Agnes Hutchings, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon from Sept. 17 to Dec. 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Annual general meeting of the Seniors Resource Centre on Sept. 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish Hall, 260 Waterfordbridge Rd. If you need local transportation or to RSVP call 737-2333 by Sept. 13. For more information visit www.seniorsresource.ca.
• Premiering at The Reluctant Chef, Eat It Vegan, a five-course Vegan feast (plus shop-made bread and wild ice cream) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. for 7 p.m. seating. Experience locally-sourced, wildest and freshest ingredients in uniquely crafted decadent vegan courses after course after course … this is peak vegan dining. Tickets are $70 and seating is limited. Wine pairing and drinks are additional. A special wild dinner drink will be available. Everyone is welcome, vegan or not. Call The Reluctant Chef at 754-6011.
• On Sept. 19, Legend City Wrestling returns to the C.L.B. Armoury. The head office of Legend City Wrestling has acquired one of the most popular wrestlers in the history of the sport. He is none other than WWE Hall-Of-Famer, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. With the return of the LCW Champ, “Kowboy” Mike Hughes, what will Mr. Fantastic have in store as he continues on his quest for the LCW Heavyweight Title? Making his LCW debut will be the 6’6”, 450lbs Kongo Kong. Also returning will be Krimson, “Hotshot” Danny Duggan, Narcis Saint and more. General admission tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door — doors open at 6:30 p.m. VIP meet and greet tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door — doors open at 5 p.m. All tickets are available at the C.L.B. Armoury and Long’s Hill Convenience (right across the street from the C.L.B.).
• 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 performing arts group — early class registration means that your child will get a place in acting classes this fall. We accept limited students throughout the year. Register now to avoid disappointment. Classes are in 10-week sessions. A theatre performance is produced with your children at the end of each session in The Barbara Barrett Theatre of the Arts and Culture
• Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the Re/Max Centre (St. John’s Curling Club.) Please call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 for more information.
• Fall is a fabulous time of year to get creative and the lineup of classes at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design has something for everyone — and registration is now on-going. Adult evening classes starting in September include drawing, acrylic painting, dye techniques and more. Weekend options include rug hooking and jewelry basics. Kids can also sign up for a fun and creative class. There are options for all age groups, from pre-school to teen. For more information about craft and art classes, please call 739-7623 or go to the website annatempletoncentre.com.
• 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 11. Please visit our website at www.coastalsounds.ca or Facebook at www.facebook/coastalsoundschoir, or email at info@coastalsounds.
• Kids Eat Smart Foundation is gearing up for another fantastic school year. Every day, thousands of dedicated volunteers serve 20,000 children, in over 200 schools in our province, a nutritious breakfast or snack. Kids Eat Smart Clubs need your help to serve a nutritious breakfast to the kids in our province. You can help, donate or volunteer. Call us at 1-877-722-1996 or visit kidseatsmart.ca.
• Join Starfish Stitchers Youth Embroidery Group (ages 9-17). Learn to stitch beautiful embroidered items. Experienced teachers. Meet every other Saturday, Children’s Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Annual fee $25. Email email@example.com.
• Fall operating hours come into effect Saturday, Sept. 1 at MUN Botanical Garden. The flower gardens and trails will be open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September to November. For more information, please visit the Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden or telephone 864-8590.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 700-0973 to learn more about this program.