Go Guide — Community event listings for June 26-July 3

Published on June 26, 2014
Canada Day

Published on 25 June 2014

Canada Day sunrise ceremony — Join us at 6 a.m. on July 1 as we kick off the celebration of Canada’s 147th birthday with the annual sunrise ceremony at Signal Hill National Historic Site. While the rest of the country sleeps, we celebrate our nation’s birthday on the edge of Canada. Canada Day is great opportunity to gather and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. Watch the sun rise, sing our national anthem, wave our flag and enjoy Canada Day cupcakes and milk. Metrobus will provide a free shuttle from the lower parking lot to the top parking lot before and after the ceremony.&nbsp; — Telegram file photo<br /><br />

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Blood donation

Published on 25 June 2014

As Canadians prepare to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, many patients are fighting for survival. Current and first-time blood donors from coast to coast are being urged to make a blood donation before or immediately following the Canada Day holiday. All blood donors are needed, in particular those with type O and A blood. Canadian Blood Services is urging eligible community members to do something patriotic in honour of Canada Day, help save a fellow Canadian by giving blood. To book an appointment download the GiveBlood app, visit blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) now. To find a clinic in your area, go to www.blood.ca. — Telegram file photo

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Motorcycle ride for Autism

Published on 25 June 2014

The sixth annual Motorcycle Ride for Autism is set for Sunday, July 13. It is an annual motorcycle event in Newfoundland and Labrador dedicated to raising funds to support improved programs, services and supports for persons with autism and their families. For details please visit www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=37889 to donate. — Telegram file photo<br /><br />

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Thursday, June 26
• The 14th annual Seniors’ Day at the Garden, to be held at MUN Botanical Garden on Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Friends of the Garden and Botanical Garden staff have organized a day just for seniors (60+), with free admission, delicious refreshments, garden tours, gardening advice and much more. C.A.R.P. (The Canadian Association of Retired Persons, Avalon Chapter) are supporters of Seniors’ Day at the Garden once again this year. For more information visit our website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

• Wesley UCW at Patrick Street will hold a soup/chili luncheon, rolls, dessert, tea or coffee on Thursday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m. with social to follow. Tickets $12 and available from Phoebe at 782-1689 or Ruby at 754-0916.

• Bereaved parents are invited to meet with other parents who have suffered the loss of a child. The Compassionate Friends welcome you to meet with them at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Place: room 2J618 near the main entrance of the Health Sciences Centre. For information call Diana at 753-3530.

• Town Hall Discussion to Create An Arts, Music, Performance and/ or Community Space. Please join us for this initial conversation on creating an arts, music, performance and/ or community space in

St. John’s on June 26 at 8 p.m. All ideas, concepts and visions welcome. Hosted by Cochrane Street United Church. For more information contact David J. Tucker at davidjtucker@bellaliant.net or phone 437-6183.


Friday, June 27

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art will be kicking off Summer with a huge group art show. The annual summer show will have new works by Michael Pittman, Sue Miller, Bonnie Leyton, Rhonda Pelley, Brent Coffin, Ginok Song, Jillian Waite, Toby Rabinowitz, Jack Botsford, John MacCallum, Jennifer Barrett, Tia Connolly, Louise Sutton and Anita Singh.  Opening reception is Friday, June 27 from 5-7 p.m. The show continues until July 27. 

Saturday, June 28

• The 11th annual “Soap It Up” Carstar National Car Wash in support of Cystic Fibrosis on June 28 at Carstar Collision Centre, 185 Topsail Rd. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each ticket ($5) will give you a chance to win a car cleaning certificate.

• Positive Thinkers breakfast on June 28. This month Judith Royle will speak about “Tour Guide For Your Life’s Journey.” We meet at Uptown Gourmet Grill & Bar located on Kemount Road from 9-1 a.m. Cost of breakfast is $18 for members and $21 for non-members. Please rsvp your seat at daemon@positivethinkersclub.org or go to the website www.positivethinkersclub.ca.

• Landfall Artists 2014 Workshops and Talks. Come join us on June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus for a bookmaking workshop. Learn how to make your own sketchbook or pocket-sized notebook. All materials and a delicious “Landfall Lunch” are included. Registration is $75 per person, and is limited to 10 participants. To register email admin@landfalltrust.org or call Milly at 722-2239.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a Canada Day Singles Dance on Saturday, June 28 at the RCAF Club, 565 Roosevelt Ave. starting at

9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Jeans are permitted for this dance. Members $5, non-members $9. For more info about our club go to www.30plussinglesclub.ca.

• Kids Club program for June at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Discover the Salmon life cycle, hear a story of the mysterious Salmon People and play a game about the great journey a salmon takes to the oceans on June 28 and 29 at 1:30 p.m.

• Motown R & B dinner and dance on June 28 featuring Jody Richardson at The Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Rd. Reservations required. Phone 753-5899. Menu selection available at www.bellavista.ca. Tickest $75 per person, limited seating available.

Sunday, June 29

• Nature photography exhibit and sale by Camera 35 at MUN Botanical Garden until June 29. For show times call 753-0173. or visit the garden’s website www.mun.ca/botgarden/events/artshows.

• Discover the salmon life cycle, hear a story of the mysterious Salmon People and play a game about the great journey a salmon takes to the oceans ongoing to Sunday June 29 at 1:30 p.m. Program runs approx. 45-60 minutes. This Fluvarium Kids program is Family Fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

• Old time country music benefit open mike show for Jack Rogers who requires a heart transplant and must travel to Toronto for the procedure at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on June 29 at 2 p.m.

• There will be a Gospel Hymn Sing at All Saints Parish Hall, C.B.S., Sunday June,29 from 7-9 p.m. Music provided by Saints Alive Band plus two other invited guests. This is a monthly event on the last Sunday of each month. Guests for this month are the Scalliwags, from Sunnyside and Hubert Somerton and Granddaughter from Cupids. Come along of an evening of enjoyable Gospel music and singing. For information call Sandra at 834-4627.

Monday, June 30

• NLPL eLibrary 25K Checkout Challenge. If we reach 25,000 eLibrary checkouts by June 30 OverDrive will donate $2,500 in material to the NL Public Libarary’s eLibary. Check www.nlpl.ca/ for progress updates. Start checking out today http://elibrary.nlpl.ca.

• Come and be part of C.B.S.’s first adult choir camp Aug. 18-22. Whether you sing in a choir or always wanted to, this is your opportunity to be part of a unique learning experience and become a ‘choir for a week’. Come on your own or with a friend to experience the joy that choral singing brings. Registration deadline June 30. Visit www.cbschoircamp.ca­.

• Friends of The St. John’s Public Libraries. Get ready for summer book sale Mondays ongoing to June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christopher’s Cafe and Catering, 79 New Gower St., 2nd floor across from the Mile One. Books galore for everyone.

• Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, invites children in grades 2 and 3 in present school  year to attend summer environmental day camp the week of June 30-July 4 or July 7 -11, and children in grades 4 and 5 in present year to attend camp July 14-18. Activities include container planting of vegetables and flowers, art, song, hiking, video, field trips and other activities. Registration $50. To register phone 722-0082 or email mcej@live.com. Register early as space is limited to 10 to 12 children per week.

Tuesday, July 1

• Canada Day festivities at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre — crafts, activities and fun throughout the day. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter or at www.manuelsriver.com for more details.

• The Lebanese Association of NL will host its annual meet and greet July 1 1:30-5 p.m. at Bally Haly Country Club, Logy Bay Road. For tickets and more information, please call Sharon at 722-8684, Carol at 722-0972 or Mimi at 682-1574.

• Heavenly Creatures is looking for volunteers to sell tickets on our current draw. If you’re interested in helping, please email us at info@heavenlycreatures.ca or call 739-0077. If you need them delivered, please let us know; we can deliver to St. John’s and surrounding areas. Otherwise they can be picked up from our new office at 3-7 Cashin Ave. (we’re on the corner of Mundy Pond Road — the entrance to our parking lot is on Mundy). The draw date is Canada Day, July 1.


Wednesday, July 2

• The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to ending youth homelessness through the Orange Door Project; giving youth the housing, support services and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Customers shopping at the St. John’s Home Depot store can donate $2 at the checkout to purchase a (paper) Orange Door. The campaign runs until July 2. One hundred per cent of all proceeds will stay in the community and support Choices for Youth Inc. To learn more, visit www.homedepot.ca/foundation.

Thursday, July 3

• Opening July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. — “Nature’s Palette,” an exhibition of paintings by Monday’s Company from July 4 to July 27 at MUN Botanical Garden, Mt Scio Road, St. John’s. Monday's company is a group of people who come from all walks of life, meeting weekly with St. John’s artist Diana Dabinett, to create visual art in various media, focusing on the natural world. The exhibition will be showing daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but exhibit hours may vary due to conference bookings, so visitors are advised to telephone ahead to


• Mary Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus will hold a Memorial Mass for pasted  Brother Knights of council 7405 on July 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the MQP chapel.  Everyone is welcome.

• Holy Trinity Parish, Torbay, Garden Party on July 6. Cold Plates, eat-in from  3-5 p.m. $15, and take-out beginning at 12 noon for $12.  Pre-order by July 3 by calling 437-6628. Garden party on church grounds at 2 p.m. Cash and goods wheels, nevadas, canteen, fish pond & face painting. Bingo at 8 p.m. in the parish hall.  

• Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre celebrates it’s first anniveraary with a full day of celebrations: Coffee Matters serving touton breakfast and fishcake lunch specials. Photo exhibit with live music starts 11 am, with hourly door prizes. Guided river tours. Disney’s “A Bug’s Life” at 3 p.m., “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” at 5 p.m.. Doxie, our cuddly Trilobite toy’s first birthday with birthday cake for everyone at 2:15. At 7 p.m. The C.B.S. School of Music, Company of Gypsies, storytellers, acoustic musicians. Email info@manuelsriver.com if you’d like to perform or have books or CDs to sell. Bar service available. $2 donation requested .

Upcoming events

 • Did you go to high school in Grand Falls-Windsor between the years 1967 to 1971?  If so, you are invited to attend a joint reunion (July 4-6) of students from St. Mike’s, GFA, and St Catherine’s. For the first time students from Catholic and Protestant schools are getting together to celebrate. Please check out www.kevinharvey.info/reunion.html to print your registration form. Find us on Facebook: Saints GFA Reunion 2014 or email saintsgfareunion2014@gmail.com for more information.

• Bishops College 50th year reunion on July 5 for the 1964 graduates (including commercial). Call 745-4009 or 745-3408 for details.

• Flea Market, front parking lot of All Saints Parish Hall, Foxtrap on July 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, burgers and soft drinks will be available for purchase. To rent a table please contact Barb Tilley at 834-4795 or Aura Farrell at 834-9384.

• Ride for the Breathe of Life in support of Cystic Fibrosis on July 5. Visit www.rideforthebreatheoflife.ca to register today.

• All Saints open mike. Come up to Foxtrap Parish Hall, C.B.S., on July 5 (for July month only). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Come enjoy a great evening of entertainment. For info call Selina at 834-5960.

• Memorial University’s Botanical Garden is partnering with a number of organizations to bring creative design efforts and avid gardeners together. Local gardens galore will be revealed in the second annual Mystery Garden Tour. Attendees of the tour will receive an exclusive passport to visit 12 beautiful private gardens in the St. John’s metropolitan area at their leisure on July 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The passport also includes a stroll through Memorial’s Botanical Garden and nature trails on both days. For more information, visit www.mun.ca/botgarden/events/annual/GardenMysteryTour.php and view pictures from last year’s tour.

• St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave.: Sunday Worship time for July and August will be at 10 a.m. starting Sunday, July 6 and ending Sunday, Aug.  31.  Everyone is welcome.

 • The Whitbourne Lions Club hosts its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on July 6 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. Start your summer fun at the Whitbourne open mike.

• Camp Hollywoods Musical Theatre Camps are happening the week of July 7, July 14 and July 21. Sing. Act. Dance! Call 763-ACT1 to register or visit camphollywood.ca

• Holy Trinity Parish, Torbay, Garden Party card game on July 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include a chance to win the $100 door prize and all draws during the night.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement — St. John’s area — six weekly classes for new and returning students, ongoing until July 9  at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. With 20 gentle, easy moves, T’ai Chi Chih is a simple way to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit by using your own natural resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of your body’s internal energy. Can also be done seated. Please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 727-7863 for more information or simply come along to the class.

• How to Transition from Two Incomes to One on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Changes in your life can have a major effect on your finances. How do you transition from two incomes to one? How do you assess your financial situation and determine how the debts should be paid? Every situation is unique but we can provide you with the information to get organized and started. Please call 737-3950 to register.

• The 32nd annual Memorial University Alumni Golf Tournament. Alumni and friends are invited to the 32nd annual tournament on Wednesday, July 9, at the beautiful Terra Nova Golf Resort. Our $95 registration gets you a round of golf, a gift, a barbecue banquet and a chance to win 100,000 Air Miles. Register at munalum.ca or call 1-877-700-4081 or 864-4354. Proudly sponsored by Johnson Inc.

• Landfall Artists 2014 workshops and talks. Come join us on July 9 for an artist-in-residence talk at St. George’s Heritage Church, Brigus from 7–9 p.m. Artistic duo Tara Cooper and Terry O’Neill will talk about their most recent project “Supercell — The Poetics of a Storm Cloud.” Free admission, no registration required. www.taracooper.com/Tara_Cooper/.

• The 37th annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Bannerman Park July 12 from 12-2 p.m. (rain delay date the July 13). Hosted by the Teddy Bear Man, Terry Rielly the event is a free family friendly event with face painting, a teddy bears clinic, a reading blanket, balloon animals. Bring a donation of food for the Salvation Army.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement — Kelligrews — four or six weekly classes for new and returning students ongoing until possibly July 10 at The Kiwanis Club from 7-8:30 p.m. Please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 727-7863 for more information or simply come along to the class.

• St. John the Evangelist Church, Coley’s Point, holds a breakfast, on July 19 from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $8. It will be at the church hall in Coley’s Point. On the menu for that day will be eggs, bologna, sausage, baked beans, toutons, rise and fries, and toast. For a special treat there will be some fish and brewis while it last, so come early and get your share. For more information call Debbie at 786-0555 or Maxine at 786-6342.

• A Night of Magic with magician Michael Conway on July 24 at the LSPU Hall. For tickets book online at www.rca.nf.ca or call 753-4531.

• Camp Hollywood’s Movie Camp from July 28-Aug. 1 at the Arts and Culture Centre with Ruth Lawrence, Chuck Harriott, Patricia Andrews and CBC’s Martine Blue. Write, direct, film and star in your own short film. Camp concludes with a red carpet Oscars. Visit camphollywood.ca or call 763-ACT! to register.

• His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Her Honour Patricia Fagan invite the public to join them at the annual Garden Party on Government House grounds from 3-4:30 p.m. on July 30. In case of inclement weather on July 30, the garden party will be held from 3–4:30 p.m. on July 31.

• Bellfest on the Beach, Aug. 2 from 2-8 p.m. Call of interest for vendors. Walk the plank, food vendors, games of chance booths, craft/gift tables, concession stands and more. To book your space at the 2nd annual Bellfest on the Beach call Glenda at 488-2120. Special bus services available for Bell Islanders. Bus Stop locations and times to be announced.

• Are you interested in becoming a skilled human with words? Do you want to finally win that argument with Mom, Dad, your best friend or your partner? If so, this is the camp for you. From Aug. 4-8 the NLSDU in association with MUN debate will be running a debate camp for students from grade 7-12. Please contact coordinator@nlsdu.ca with any questions or check out nlsdu.ca for general information.

• The Winterset in Summer Literary Festival will be held in Eastport from Aug. 8-10. The festival schedule can be found at www.wintersetinsummer.ca. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-866-904-5049. Winterset in Summer is Newfoundland and Labrador’s unique literary festival designed to celebrate the writers of our splendid province. Meet new and established authors and hear them talk about their writing with celebrity hosts.

• The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador is holding its annual Rug Hooking School Aug. 14-17.  This year it is being held in St. John’s at the College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive Campus. Beginner and experienced rug hookers are welcome. Non-Guild members should apply for an annual membership at a cost of $30. Rug school information, membership and school application forms are available on the Guild’s website www.rhgnl.ca. A mat exhibit will be open to the general public during the evening of August 16.

• This season the Colony of Avalon continues its Archeologist for a Day summer program. This twice-weekly program runs until Aug. 15. Spaces are limited. Group discounts are available.

• Does your family tree include the names Breddy, Kelson, Heytor, Miller, Sheppard, Stevenson or Swyers? Do you have roots in Trinity, Trinity Bay? Then the Willow Tree Heritage Society may be looking for you. On Aug. 16 the Willow Tree Heritage Society of Hant’s Harbour will be unveiling a plaque in memory of the seven crew members who were lost on the ship “Fanny” which was shipwrecked near Hant’s Harbour in December 1835. It is the hope of the Willow Tree Heritage Society that there may be descendants of the crew living in the province, and they would love to invite them to the official unveiling of the plaque on Aug. 16. If you or someone you know might be related to the crew of the “Fanny” contact Gertie Pelley at 586-2355.

• Landfall artists 2014 workshops and talks. Come join us on Aug. 17 for a printmaking workshop at Kent Cottage at Landfall, Brigus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow in the footsteps of Rockwell Kent and learn the basics of woodblock engraving—all in one day!  In the afternoon, artist Jennifer Morgan will introduce participants to basic engraving technique. Visit Jennifer at www.jenniferleemorgan.ca to see her woodblock engravings. All materials and a delicious “Landfall Lunch” are included. Registration is $75 per person, and is limited to 10 participants. To register email admin@landfalltrust.org or call Milly at 722-2239.

• Summer nature camps at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium running to the end of August. Best kept secret in the city. Small numbers, professional staff, outdoors and flexible kid-centered programming. Some spaces still available. Experience, Explore, Discover Nature. Only 10 campers per week. Register now. Full details at and registration forms at: www.fluvarium.ca. For more information contact: 754-3474 or kids@fluvarium.ca

• Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library (QEll) hosts a commemorative exhibit of travelling artists’ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. This international arts coalition continues to sponsor a number of different projects in response to the horrific car bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed 30 people and wounded more than 100 on March 5, 2007. The street, named after 10th century Arab poet Al-Mutanabbi, is famous for its booksellers and book market. The exhibit is on display from ongoing to August 31 on the second floor of the QEII Library. For further details see www.al-mutanabbistreetstartshere-boston.com. The exhibit is free and parking is available in lot 18. For QEII Library hours, please see www.library.mun.ca/qeii/hours.   

• Historical walks of St. John’s until September on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sheraton Hotel at 10 a.m. Reservations needed. Call 364 6845 or check out the website www.boyletours.com.

• Share a Scare — Once again the three St. John’s city libraries are coming together to present youth in the St John’s area with an opportunity to share. We are hosting our 6th annual ghost story writing contest with celebrity judge, Dale Jarvis (international storyteller, personality, author and cultural protector of NL culture). St. John’s is a wonderful old city steeped in mystery, folklore and spooky tales, so what could be better than sharing a creepy story? This is an opportunity for children ages 7-17 to share their stories and showcase their writing and story-telling talents. The winner receives a $50 Chapters gift card , a gift bag full of writing goodies, a chance to talk to an award winning author and a showcase for their work. Drop off your entry at the library nearest you before October 17 or visit http://stjohnsghoststorycontest.blogspot.ca/ and email your entry to juliamayo@nlpl.ca.

 • Awareness to Action: Training to recognize, report and respond to elder abuse. Join us on Oct. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn, St. John’s for two days of information/resource sharing and training. This conference will hosted by the Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland Labrador’s Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Register now at www.nlnpea.ca/conference. Contact us at 737-2333 or 1-800-563-5599  or email eaconference@seniorsresource.ca. Cost is  $75 for network members and $90 for non-members.