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Today, Aug. 29
The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council presents “Pin To A Puncheon” summer dinner theatre, with shows Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Regional Arts Centre in Ferryland
Reservations are required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or 432-2052.
Friday, August 30
• 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 & Labrador. The Joy Awards have encouraged and supported the best emerging media arts talent of the Atlantic region for 28 years. The Linda Joy Media Arts Society was established in memory of filmmaker Linda Joy Busby, who died in 1984 after struggling with cancer. For further information please contact the LJMAS office at 1 -902-981-8950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website lindajoy.com.
The Beaches Heritage Centre, Eastport — Enjoy an evening with musicians from Traytown and Glovertownon Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. By Rote and special guest Dave Penny. Listen to musicians Janet Feltham, Jerry Feltham, Dave Cote, John Gosse, Joanne Genge, Valerie Stewart and Evan Perry sing in a blend of folk-flavoured bluegrass and sweet harmonies. Admission is $15. To purchase tickets please call 677-2360 or drop by the Ticket Office at The Beaches Heritage Centre.
Saturday, August 31
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 to 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.
• 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 email@example.com. 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.
• Eastpen Players Summer Sizzler Encore Concert on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. at The Beaches Heritage Centre, Eastport. For those of you who missed the show the first time around we are coming back with an encore performance. Join the Eastpen Players for an evening of comedy sketches and some great music. Admission is $15. To purchase tickets please call 677-2360 or drop by the ticket office at The Beaches Heritage Centre.
Sunday, September 1
The Irish Loop Regatta and Festival, on Holyrood Pond, St Vincent’s, St Mary’s Bay (Route 90 South) is set for Sunday, Sept. 1. Boat races, spins and tickets, and refreshments are the order of the day. Eddy Coffey and band will provide the entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. Come join us around the Pond as we finish off the summer with fun and music! Admission $7 per adult, $3 per child. Further information is available by phoning the Holyrood Pond Interpretation Centre at 525-3100.
• 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.
Monday, Sept. 2
Labour Day Family Fun Day and Picnic to be held on Monday, Sept. 2 at the Swilers Rugby Club, Crosbie Road. Fun runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy games for all ages, hots and hams, ice cream, bouncy castles, magician, stilt walkers, face painting by Wandering Brush, prizes and music performances by Emily Molloy. Enter a team for the union challenge. This is a free event. For more information, visit the NL Federation of Labour website www.nlfl.nf.ca or call 754-1660.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Yoga on Wednesdays from 6 -7:15 p.m. and Zumba, Wednesdays from 2:30- 3:30 p.m. at Marguerite's Place, 170 Cashin Avenue Extension. Free classes- Call 753-0220 to register.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Cape St. Francis PC Association will hold a meeting on Sept. 5 at the Flatrock Town Hall. An election of officers will be held as well as delegate selection for the P.C. Annual Convention which till take place Sept. 20-22 in Gander. All positions available, meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
• 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 2 anywhere WestJet flies. For more information call Doug at 689-2028
• MUN Botanical Garden’s annual fundraiser, the fall plant sale, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. – 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.
• 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, dog costume contest and 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, 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.
• Royal Canadian Legion branch 56 Pleasantville, will be having their annual fall seniors barbaque, 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 - 12 midnight. Bring your friends, cost includes entertainment, barbaque and 1 free bingo ticket. Casual wear, but no jeans please.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A free family class will also take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children 5 and up 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.
• 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.email@example.com.
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• 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 September 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. TNL provides theatre training in acting and stagecraft to youth from Grade One to 18yrs, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• 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 (1) 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 7th 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.
• 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.
• 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. Nation-wide 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 NL Terry Fox day runs please get details at: http://www.terryfox.org/Run/_Labrador_.html.
• 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. Any one 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 yrs and over. For more information call 728-0641 or visit http://709derbygirls.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 12 Step Spirituality, with Agnes Hutchings, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 12 noon from Sept. 17-Dec. 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Johnson Geo Centre presents “The Ediacaran Biota of Newfoundland” free public lecture on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Geo Centre. Dr. Alex Liu will speak to the most recent discoveries of Ediacarans found in Newfoundland, noting the value and importance these fossil sites have for local communities, and the Province as a whole.
• The St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers welcomes all interested in any type of embroidery to visit our first meeting of the year on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Hall, 260 Waterford Bridge Rd.
• T’ai Chi Chih, with Sheila Leonard, Beginners: Open introductory sessions at 1:30 and 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please bring an offering of a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Regular 8-week classes will start the following week on Tuesdays, at 8:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. with registration at the first class, beginning the week of Sept. 30. Drop-ins also welcome. Please contact Sheila at 579-7863 or email@example.com.
• Bio-spiritual Focusing with Donna Burt, Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25-Oct. 16 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Celebration of Autumn Equinox, with Presentation Retreat Team at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at email@example.com
• Chow Qigong open introductory sessions, with Sheila Leonard, at 1:30 and 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 26 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please bring an offering of a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Regular eight-week classes begin the week of September 30 on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., with registration at the first class. Drop-ins also welcome. Contact Sheila at 579-7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sept. 29 from 12 noon-3 p.m. RBC Duck Race Family Festival. Duck race tickets $10 each or 3 for $25 in advance at local RBCs. Free: Live music, BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Herder Bridge, Rennie’s River (Nearest to intersection of Portugal Cove & Rennie’s Mill Rds). Check Fluvarium.ca or call 722-DUCK for more information.
• 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 information call 895-0544 or email email@example.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.
• 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
• Fall operating hours come into effect Saturday, September 1 at MUN Botanical Garden. The flower gardens and trails will be open daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. September – 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 8 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.
• 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 information or to volunteer, call Sharon at 737-2333 or visit http://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 email@example.com or phone 737-4086. To register for a class phone 737-3950.