• To celebrate St. Mary’s Come Home Year the following events will be held: Thursday, Aug. 5 a brunch will be held at noon at the Parish Hall, fish cakes, beans, toutons. Cost $5. A seniors card game and mug up will be held at 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. Path End Day, Kids Day, fireworks and dance; and, Saturday, Aug. 7 the grand finale with fireworks at 9 p.m. and dance with Shanneyganock.
• The Basilica Museum Committee presents a Celtic harp recital by Ed Kavanagh, every Thursday throughout August from 1-2 p.m. Admission $7. For more information, contact the Basilica Cathedral Museum at 726-3660. For more information on Ed and his publications, visit www.edkavanagh.com. Reservations are encouraged. Seating is limited.
• A blood donor clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 5 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Five Lions Club, Dildo. For blood donor clinic information, eligibility information or to book a life-saving appointment, visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
• Thursday evenings at Shakti Yoga Studio: 5:30 p.m. gentle yoga class; 7 p.m. Hatha Flow, followed by a 15-minute Yoga Nidra relaxation. Drop-ins are welcome, visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca or call 722-YOGA for more information.
• The Water Street Book Club presents an evening of local witches and fairies. Join Barbara Reiti, author of “Making Witches” and “Strange Terrain,” and Kate Story author of “Blasted,” Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., second floor of the Heritage Shop, 309 Water St. For more information, call 753-5515.
• An old fashioned concert will be held Thursday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at The Beaches Heritage Centre, Eastport to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Happy Adventure. Admission: $10 (tax Included) and Saturday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. a performance by comedian John Sheehan. Admission: $15 (tax included). To check John out, visit www.johnsheehan.ca. To reserve tickets, call 677-2360.
• Tango on the Edge holds practicas (informal Argentine Tango dancing) every Thursday 8:30-10:30 p.m., RCA, 10 Bennett Ave. Everyone welcome. For details, visit www.tangoontheedge.ca.
Friday, Aug. 6
• The Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries will offer the following technology classes in August at the A.C. Hunter Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Friday, Aug. 6 iPods/iTunes, Monday, Aug. 9 cellphones, Friday, Aug. 13 travel websites, Monday, Aug. 16 Windows 7 Basics, and Friday, Aug. 20 Facebook. Some classes require that you bring your own equipment. Check with staff when registering. For inquires and registration, call 737-3950.
• Newfoundland Catholic Renewal will host its annual summer conference Aug. 6-7 at Corpus Christi Parish, in St. John’s. Guest speaker will be Father Tim Devine, CC of Ottawa. To register, call 747-9730.
• St. Bonaventure’s College Graduation Class of 1960 is planning a 50th anniversary reunion to be held this year from Aug. 6-8 at St. Bon’s. Anyone involved with this class group are cordially invited to participate. For further information on how you can participate in the reunion, call Paul Crotty at 728-6785 or John Scott at 682-1703.
• Doors Open St. John’s, scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26, is looking for your input as they offer the public a once-a-year chance to fully explore St. John’s from the ground up and is seeking sites and buildings that celebrate the City’s rich architectural and cultural history. If you know of a building or a site that would be a great place to include in the Doors Open St. John’s program, visit www.doorsopendays.com and download a building/site application form, or call Kristine at 739-1892, ext. 3. Deadline for applications is Aug. 6.
Saturday, Aug. 7
• The Cape St. Mary's Performance Series presents storyteller Tony Power, accordionist Frank Fusari, and award-winning writer Joan Clark Saturday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Interpretation Centre, Cape St. Mary’s. Tickets at the door $10 (adults), $5 (children). For more information, visit www.capestmarys.ca.
• A free guided walk around Kenny’s and Kent’s ponds Sunday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. Park and meet at Sir Admiral John’s Adventure Golf parking lot. Distance: 2.3 km. Time one hour. Guides will talk about pond and forest ecology, environmental concerns and how to maintain a healthy pond.
• Musicians are invited to perform/busk at the Stephenville Community Market every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Lions Club. Just show up with your instruments and have a jam.
• Yoga 101 Saturdays/Sundays from 2-3 p.m. Four class session. Great for first time yoga practitioners and those wanting an overview of the basic postures. Contact Shakti Yoga Studio at 722-9642, e-mail info@ShaktiYogaStudio.ca or visit www.shaktiyogastudio.ca.
• Booth Memorial High School in St. John’s will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2010-2011. A number of events are planned for former staff and students, beginning with a school open house and social activities on Aug. 7. Other events will follow in November. For information, contact Gail Zwicker at 579-6465 (leave a message) or email@example.com.
• This summer, the Newfoundland and Labrador Conservation Corp will feature one of its four metro Green Teams working to highlight the Urban Rivers Appreciation and Restoration project. The team will encourage the public to understand the importance of watershed and ecosystem management. Come join the team at the St. John’s Farmers Market to learn how to make your own rain barrels Saturday, Aug. 7.
Sunday, Aug. 8
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• A garden party sponsored by Ladies of the Sabre and St. John’s Shrine Club will be held Sunday, Aug. 8 (rain or shine) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club, 530 Topsail Rd. (next to Burger King). A Jiggs’ dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the club building.
• Traditional Latin mass 5:15 p.m. Sundays at St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent (behind Rennies River School, Elizabeth Avenue). Latin-English Missals provided. For more information, call 753-2681 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Aug. 9
• Free tours will be offered by the NRC Institute for Ocean Technology, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Aug. 27. Come see the world’s longest ice tank as well as our other indoor oceans. For more information, call Mario Doyle at 772-4366, e-mail at Mario.Doyle@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca. or visit http://iot-ito.nrc.gc.ca.
Tuesday, Aug. 10
• Where once they Stood, celebrating the 400th anniversary of English settlement. Historical walking tour Tuesdays and Fridays only from 9:15 a.m. at The Sheraton Hotel. Tour lasts about 75 minutes. Reservations: 364-6845. Visit www.boyletours.com.
• Spiritual Inner Healing Ministry welcomes you every Tuesday evening for an hour of praise and worship 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Church basement, Patrick Street. For more information, contact Yvonne at 368-9313. Everyone welcome.
Wednesday, Aug. 11
• Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive in Mount Pearl will host a free cafe every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and muffins from 10 a.m. to noon and lunch served at noon.
• The Protected Areas Association Green Team will put off its educational play “Something Unique in Every Place” for the children at Memorial University’s Botanical Gardens’ summer camp every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. until Aug. 11.
• The Signal Hill Tattoo will perform each Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Seating fee $5 per person, children under six free.
• The third annual Irish Evening will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Holyrood Pond Interpretation Centre. Traditional meal of Irish stew, Irish story telling and Irish music. Seating is limited. Call 525-3100 to book your tickets. Admission $10.
Thursday, Aug. 12
• The Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corp. and Spirit of Newfoundland Productions will host complimentary screech-ins at The Jighouse daily for the entire summer from 2-4 p.m. To get in touch with The Jighouse, call 724-1600.
• A free guided walk around Bowring Park Saturday, Aug. 14 at
3 p.m. Meet by the parking lot in Bowring Park. Distance: 1.4 km. Time: one hour. Guides will talk about river and forest ecology, environmental concerns, how to maintain a healthy river and a bit of the history of the surrounding area.
• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group will host an afternoon old time country music on the third Sunday of each month. This month's session will be held on Sunday, Aug. 15 at the Parish Hall. The doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the fun 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.
• The Wessex Society will host a group from its sister society in England Monday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m., at the Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The guest speaker for this special meeting will be Anthony Cary, the British High Commissioner to Canada. All are welcome.
• A free guided walk around Long Pond Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Park and meet at the Fluvarium. Distance: 1.4 km. Time: 1 hour. Guides will talk about pond and forest ecology, environmental concerns, how to maintain a healthy river and a bit of the history of Long Pond.
• The Northeast Avalon ACAP will hold a hike Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at Neil’s Pond. Start at Paradise Community Centre and return to the Paradise Community Centre. Distance: 2.7 km. Length of time: one hour.
• A free guided walk around Quidi Vidi Lake Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. Park and meet at the gravel parking lot across from the Legion. Distance: 3.8 km. Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Guides will talk about lake ecology, environmental concerns, how to maintain a healthy lake and a bit of the history of the surrounding area.
• The Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program will host a free guided walk about Long Pond Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. Guides will talk about lake and forest ecology, environmental concerns and how to maintain a healthy lake. Distance: 3.8 km Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.