Go Guide — Newfoundland and Labrador community event listings for June 5-12

Published on June 5, 2014
Walk for miracles

Published on 04 June 2014

On Sunday hundreds of participants will take part in the 2014 St. John’s Walk for Miracles at Quidi Vidi Lake to raise funds for the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. The 11th annual Walmart Walk for Miracles is being held consecutively in 12 cities from coast to coast. The company hopes to raise millions of dollars to support the 4,900 children who receive care each day at children’s hospitals across the country. Opening ceremonies at 9:40 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. at Quidi Vidi. For more info visit www.walmartwalkformiracles.ca. — Submitted photo

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Walking the dogs

Published on 04 June 2014

Heavenly Creatures’ Walk-A-Thon and Family Fun Day will take place June 7 at Bowring Park (in the Bob Whelan Field across from the swimming pool, near the upper, smaller duck pond).&nbsp; Join us for a bark in the park. Come strut your mutt and put your best paw forward for a good cause. Registration starts at 1 p.m. The walk is at 2 p.m. You don’t have to have a dog to take part. However, if you’d like a dog to take in the walk-a-thon contact us at info@heavenlycreatures.ca. We may be able to provide you with a foster dog. Sponsors sheets are available for download on the front page of our website, www.heavenlycreatures.ca. If you have trouble downloading a sheet, let us know, and we’ll email you one, or you can pick one up at our office. — Telegram file photo<br /><br />

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Garden Days

Published on 04 June 2014

The MUN Botanical Garden is hosting the flagship Garden Days (www.gardendays.ca) events for Newfoundland and Labrador, a country-wide celebration of gardens in our communities and in our lives, launched by National Garden Day Friday, June 13-15. The three-day celebration includes: garden walks, talks, and demonstrations guaranteed to educate and inspire. For the Garden Days itinerary go to www.mun.ca/botgarden/events/annual/GardenDays.php.&nbsp; — Telegram file photo

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Thursday, June 5
38th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival calls for volunteers. Join us for our volunteer rally on Thursday, June 5 from  7–9 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society, 30 Harvey Rd. For more information, see our website at www.nlfolk.com/fest2014/volunteer or call 576-8508.

Friday, June 6

• On June 6 Maj. Jeremy Hansen from the Canadian Space Agency will speak about his career path — how, from the shy boy he was, he became a fighter pilot and was selected as one of two members of the third Canadian astronaut selection. He will also provide insights on women in the Canadian space industry. This free event is at MUN, EN 2006 and takes place from 7-8 p.m. For more information about the event and to register go to http://wisenl.ca.

• The Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program and the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association are inviting you to participate in a free erosion and sediment control workshop on June 6. Learn from industry experts on how we can responsibly develop our land while preventing unnecessary damage to our natural environment. Find out more and register at http://neia.org/workingtogether.

• The Mazol Shriners Patrol holds its lobster takeout dinner on Friday, June 6 at the Mazol Shrine Centre on Topsail Road. Pickup time 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Price $20 each. For tickets please call Noble Max Downey at 368-0696 or Noble George Fiander at 579-0975.

• Ben Moore Concert on June 6 at D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University school of music, 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 student/senior. Tickets may be purchased by emailing Opera on the Avalon (info@operaontheavalon.com), or by calling the Opera on the Avalon office at 738-1322.

• World Oceans Day Celebrations June 6 to June 8. Various locations: Middle Cove Beach; Ocean Sciences Centre, Logo Bay; Holyrood Marine Base, Holyrood; Terra Nova National Park; Parks Canada Visitor Centre, Signal Hill; Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium; Marine Institute,

St. John’s. Day and evening events detailed schedule at www.OceansNL.net.


Saturday, June 7

• Join us for our St. John’s Run and Walk for HD in support of the Huntington Society of Canada on June 7 at Quidi Vidi Lake. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to mingle with the people in our community. Proceeds from this event help fund programs in family services and research for people affected by Huntington’s disease. Registration is at 1 p.m. at the gazebo next to the parking lot, with the run beginning at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments and social time will follow. For more information and event details visit http://huntingtonsociety.kintera.org/StJohnsRun4HD.

• On June 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Friends of MUN Botanical Garden will host the annual spring plant sale. All proceeds help support the Botanical Garden.

• Lester’s Farm Market is hosting a Pink Day fundraiser on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation — Atlantic Region. Pink flowers, ice cream and cupcakes support the cause.

• The Craft Council Gallery invites you to join us on Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. to meet two of the artists participating in the exhibition “Elemental Nexus,” Susan Lee Stephen and Heather Mills. You will hear about the ideas behind their work and their techniques in metal and glass. Everyone welcome and free of charge. This event will be held at the Craft Council Gallery, Devon House Craft Centre, 2nd floor, 59 Duckworth St. Visit www.craftcouncil.nl.ca or call 753-2749 for further information.

 • Geraldine Ryan-Lush will be reading from, and signing copies of her ghost thriller “Hannigan’s Hand” at Chapters Bookstore, Kenmount Road on June 7 from 1-3 p.m. A novel of spirits’ revenge, based on a true Newfoundland exorcism. Come and get your scare on for the foggy, caplin weather.

• 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 7 and 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

• The 3rd Annual NL Kids Expo will take place June 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Techniplex in Pleasantville, seconds away from Quidi Vidi Lake. Visit www.nlkids.com for more details.

Sunday, June 8

• On June 8, Canadians in approximately 70 cities across the nation will “Join the Community” as they take part in the 2014 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes and walk toward a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). To join the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes community, visit jdrf.ca/walk.

• The Eastern Avalon Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada joins volunteer chapters all across the country on June 8 as it holds its 19th annual Gutsy Walk in aid of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, commonly referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The walk will take place at Mundy Pond in St. John’s. Anyone looking for more information or would like to take part in the Gutsy Walk can call 579-3700. Registration: 1 p.m. at St. Theresa’s parish hall, Mundy Pond.  Kickoff at 2 p.m. www.crohnsandcolitis.ca.

• C.B.S. craft and gift fair on Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riverdale Banquet Hall, Kelligrews. Admission $1; kids under 12 free (in aid of Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation).

• The Cupids Legacy Centre launches its fifth season on June 8 with an Open House from 1-5 p.m. and the premiere of a new exhibition by the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador based on a variety of colourful pre-Confederation Newfoundland stamps. Their Honours arrive at 2 p.m.  and the hooked rug exhibition opening ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free for the afternoon and includes access to the museum hall, rooftop Faerie Garden, the Legacy Hall and the special events.

• Violins, piano and a tuba in a concert for Oxfam goats. “More Violins, Less Violence” happens 2 p.m. on Sunday June 8 at Wesley United Church on Patrick Street. Tickets are $10; children are free. Proceeds will help Oxfam Canada purchase goats, safe water and build vegetable gardens. Tickets are available at Food For Thought, 84 Gower St. or by contacting Jennifer Johnson jenniferbodymap@gmail.com or phone 579 1160.

• St. John’s Orienteering Club event on June 8 at 1:30 p.m. rain or shine. Starting location is the small shelter on the trail near the Fluvarium. Maps are $2 and beginners welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged at the website — www.sjoc.ca. Contact 864-8634 for more information.

Monday, June 9

• The Colony of Avalon in Ferryland opens for the season June 9. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 3. Site features include an interpretation centre, active archeological dig, conservation laboratory and 17th-century kitchen and gardens.

• The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, Pleasantville will be holding its annual seniors barbecue, bingo and dance on June 9 at 6.30 p.m. Tickets are $20 single and can be purchased at the legion. Admission includes 1 bingo card. Music by Brian Finn. This will be our last senior’s night for the summer.

Tuesday, June 10

• Bingo on June 10 at 8 p.m. at the BIS, 30 Harvey Rd. Cards 3 for $5. Proceeds in aid of the School Lunch Program. Come and bring your friends and help support this worthwhile cause.

Wednesday, June 11

Please join us in celebrating the release of “On the Labrador” by acclaimed photographer Arnold Zageris on Wednesday, June 11 at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre from 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 12

• A free information session on “Wills and estate planning: what you need to know” hosted by the A.C. Hunter Library on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Kellie Cullihall, Gittens & Associates, www.gittenslaw.com. Register at 737-3950. Limited space available.

• All Saints Parish Ways and Means, Foxtrap will host a Father’s Day Luncheon Thursday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m. There will be soup, sandwiches, dessert and a game of cards. Tickets are available by contacting Barb at 834-4795 or Sandra at at 834-4627.

Upcoming events

• Canadian Mental Health Association, Newfoundland and Labrador holds its annual general meeting and 50th anniversary celebration on June 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Pl., St. John’s. Please RSVP to lbeck@cmhanl.ca.

• Holy Cross Elementary, St. Clare Avenue — School closing ceremony on Friday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m. All former staff, students, parents and friends of the school are invited. Come out and share memories with other Crusaders.

• What a better Father’s Day gift than to treat Dad to a relaxing round of golf while supporting the Gander Boys and Girls Club. The Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Auction at the Gander Golf Club on Saturday, June 14. The public is invited to sign up individually, register a team, or come out and participate in our live and silent auctions where you are sure to find the perfect Father’s Day gift. For further information, to become a sponsor, or to register, call the Chamber office at 256-7110.

• Cochrane Street United Church is hosting a plant, book and bake sale on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Use the Bannerman Street entrance. There will be a large amount of mature plants — ready for planting, variety of book topics and delicious homemade baked goods. For further information, please contact the church office at 722.3023.

• Clarke’s Beach United church will hold a Flea Market in the church hall on June 14. Doors open at 9.30 a.m. Coffee and muffins will also be available. All are welcome.

• All Saints Open Mike. Come up to Foxtrap parish hall, C.B.S. on June 14. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Come enjoy a great evening of entertainment. For more information call Selina at 834-5960.

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mike show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s show will be held on June 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.

• Father’s Day at the Geo Centre on June 15 from 2-4 p.m. So much to do!  Join us for craft and art stations, science demonstrations, “DIY for Dad” card making stations, and even a silly pictures photo booth. All activities are included with the cost of admission and you receive 50 per cent off adult admission when accompanied by a child.

• T’ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement eight-week daytime and evening classes Monday to Thursday for new and returning students at various sites until week of June 16. 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. For further details please contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca.

• To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please join us for a seniors safety fair on June 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the RCMP Headquarters,100 White Hills Rd. Featuring displays from organizations with information on how to keep you safe, entertainment, free coffee, tea, and cake in our seating area. This is a free event and open to all. Parking is available. For more information call the Seniors Resource Centre NL at 737-2333.

• Colony of Avalon. The 2014 dig season begins on June 16, led by Dr. Barry Gaulton of Memorial University. This year archeologists will further investigate the levelled terrace behind the Mansion House hall to determine if there are any 17th-century structures from the Calvert era (1621-1637) or the Kirke period (1638-1696). They will also explore the pre-colonial occupations of Ferryland by excavating the 16th-century occupations associated with the Beothuk and European migratory fishermen.

• Chakras for beginners with Donna Burt, Tuesdays ongoing June 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net.

• Chow Qigong eight-week Tuesday daytime and evening classes for new and returning students ongoing to June 17 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Combining energy testing, posture, breath, exercises, massages, qi-pressure, meditation, nutrition and more, Chow Qigong is away to help yourself feel better body/mind/spirit using your own natural resources to help facilitate the flow and balance of your body’s internal energy. Contact Sheila at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca or 579-7863 or visit www.taichichihnl.ca and browse the Chow Qigong menu link for more details.

• Join us for a Newfoundland and Labrador Trivia Night on June 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Space is limited so call 737-3950 to register. You can form your team of four or we’ll place you on a random team.

• Wesley United Church will hold a lobster supper (including three salads, roll, dessert, tea/coffee) on June 19 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and must be picked up and paid for by June 16. For tickets call Phoebe Sheppard 726-1689, Jennifer Pinsent Barnes 579-7900 or the Church Office 579-3682.

• The Alzheimer Society will hold its next monthly family support group meeting on June 19 at 7 p.m, at 835 Topsail Rd., Unit 107. For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society at 576-0608.

• Simply Summer Extravaganza on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Torbay parish hall off Convent Lane in Torbay. Admission is $1 or non-perishable food item (kids 12 and under free). All donations are going to the local food bank.

• Powers Court open mike show at St. Thomas Of Villanova Parish Hall in Manuels, C.B.S. on June 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some great music and company. This is the last show for the summer and there will be a draw for a new guitar. For more information call Frank at 834-8196 or Ian at 631-8439.

• Bereavement information and support program, with Susan Templeton and Donna Burt,  eight weeks on Tuesdays ongoing  to June 24, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or email information@thelantern.nf.net.

• 12 Step Spirituality, with Agnes Hutchings, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ongoing to June 24, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Please pre-register by phone at 753-8760 or by email at information@thelantern.nf.net.