Go Guide — community event listings July 24-31

Published on July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24
• Cupids Legacy Centre will hold the Ruckley Mucks and Noisy Bike Parade on Sunday, July 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. Cost: $10/kit. Pre-registration required by calling 528-1610. Deadline to register is July 24. All materials included. Please bring your own bike.

 • Association of the Arts in Mount Pearl are making bouncy balls July 24 at 10 a.m. and cardboard castles at 7 p.m. All events will be taking place at the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl and are open for kids of all ages.

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

Friday, July 25

•  July 25 and 26 — Young Scientist: Burst Your Bubble at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bubbles are wonderful magical, things. We’ll explore the world of bubbles, making our own bubble solution and using different tools to create bubbles big and small.

• The 30 Plus Singles Club holds a singles dance on Friday, July 25 at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Proper dress, no jeans. Come along and bring a friend.

• Eastpen Players Summer Sizzler Concert at the The Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre in Eastport July 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. Music, stand-up, and assorted wild sketches are all set at the “Easterly Wind Motel.” Come on in for an evening of fun and laughter. Admission is $20. To purchase tickets please call 677-2360.

Saturday, July 26

•  The Victoria Park Lantern Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 (rain date is Sunday, July 27). Afternoon activities begin at 2 p.m. BBQ, workshops, games, stage show, and community booths. Join the lantern parade at sundown and enjoy the lantern display, fire show and performance. Please visit lanternfest.ca for more information.

• Positive Thinkers breakfast on Saturday, July 26 at Uptown Gourmet Grill and Bar from 9-11 a.m. Christa Steeves will speak about “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

• Herb Hopkins will sign copies of his second novel “Temperance Street” on Saturday, July 26 from 1-3 p.m. at Coles in the Avalon Mall and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Coles in the Village mall.

• Harbour Grace will get to see a 40-foot dragon boat in action at the Harbour Grace Regatta on July 26. The Avalon Dragons have been invited to take part and show their stuff. An information session begins at 11 a.m. in the boathouse at the Lady Lake Regatta site. At 1 p.m. the Avalon Dragons will do a lunchtime demonstration. From 1:15-2 p.m. breast cancer survivors will get a chance to get in the boat and go out for a paddle. The information session continues at 2 p.m. Paddles and PFDs will be supplied. For more information, visit the team online at www.avalondragons.com, find the Avalon Dragons on Facebook or email them at info@avalondragons.com.

 • Phyllis Reardon will sign copies of her book “Heal Yourself: Drug Free Healing by the Power of New Science and Ancient Wisdom”  at Chapters on Kenmount Road Saturday July 26, 1-3 p.m.  

• The Landfall Trust of Brigus welcomes you to the 2014 Rockwell Kent Centennial commemoration literary events on July 26 at St. George’s Heritage Church, Brigus. Guided walking tour of Kent Cottage at Landfall & Brigus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Assemble at St. George’s Heritage Church, Brigus. Admisson $15. Authors’ readings: Kent’s Appearance in Fiction from 2–4 p.m. Eleanor Wachtel, well-known host of CBC’s “Writers and Company,” will introduce this panel of three Canadian authors —  Jane Urquhart, “The Underpainter,” Michael Winter, “The Big Why,” and Mack Furlong, “I Want It All,” who will read from their works of fiction in which Rockwell Kent makes an appearance. Admission $15 at the door.

Sunday, July 27

• There will be a Country Gospel Hymn Sing at All Saints Parish Hall, C.B.S. on July 27 from 7-9 p.m. Music by Saints Alive Band plus other invite guest performers. For more information call Sandra at 834-4627.

• Bluegrass and Old-time Country Music Jam Session at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on July 27 at

2 p.m. Come by and hear some great songs and music. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Monday, July 28

• Association of the Arts in Mount Pearl are making mini piñatas at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 28. All our events the week will be taking place at the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl and are open for kids of all ages.

• 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.

Tuesday, July 29

• On Tuesday, July 29, Association of the Arts in Mount Pearl will hold a Make Your Own Comics session at 2 p.m. All our events the week will be taking place at the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl and are open for kids of all ages.

• July 29 — Trail Tuesday at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway, from 7-9 p.m. A monthly mingle for those who enjoy the outdoors. Learn more about the trails around Newfoundland, share your scenic pictures and maybe find a new trail buddy. All trail lovers welcomed.

Wednesday, July 30

• 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. July 30. In case of inclement weather on July 30, the garden party will be held from 3–4:30 p.m. July 31.

• Giant Flag Raising on Wednesday, July 30 at the Cupids 1910 Flag Site at 12 p.m.

• At 2 p.m. on July 30 the Association of the Arts in Mount Pearl will have its Get Messy event, where kids of all ages are encouraged to come out and play with play dough and finger paints and have a good time. All our events the week will be taking place at the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl and are open for kids of all ages.

 • The Cape St. Francis PC Association will hold the election of leadership convention delegates at Pouch Cove, The Lions Club on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. Voter registration begins at 6:30 p.m. ending at 7:30 p.m. People inside the room at 7:30 p.m. will be permitted to register. Voters are reminded to bring appropriate ID (a driver's licence or two pieces of ID. showing address and signature). For more information please contact P.C. Party at 753-6043.

• Storytelling Circle on Wednesday, July 30 at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $8.

Thursday, July 31

• On Thursdays, ongoing to July 31 family campfire and sing-a-long at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway, Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. We provide the marshmallows for roasting. Feel free to bring an instrument and join in the sing-a-long.


Upcoming events

• Newfoundland comedian Matt Wright’s debut comedy album “Vasectomy Baby” is rated No. 2 comedy album this week on iTunes Canada. Matt will be doing a Newfoundland release in the fall. Matt is also competing in the SiriusXM Top Comic contest for $15,000. Voting is once a day until Aug. 1. Vote at https://topcomic.siriusxm.ca. For info on Matt mattwrightcomedy.com.

• The Kid’s Picnic at the Airport will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on the Gander International Airport lawn on Friday, Aug. 1. The picnic is geared toward elementary school aged children, but all are welcome. Admission is free, but donations are accepted for children’s charities. The event is weather dependent.

• Story Time with Andy Jones on Friday, Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Offered by Perchance Theatre at the Cupids Legacy Centre. For tickets visit, http://perchancetheatre.com.

• 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.

• The Cupids Legacy Centre will hold its second annual lobster supper Saturday, Aug. 2 at the centre. Cash bar opens 6 p.m., supper at 7 p.m. Tickets: $35 each. To purchase tickets call the legacy centre at 528-1610. Deadline for ticket purchase is July 28.

• Tom Coddin’ in the Gut on Aug. 3. Meet at Cupids Legacy Centre at 10 a.m. Cost $10.

• The Whitbourne Lions Club hosts its monthly Sunday afternoon of fun and fabulous old time country music on Aug. 3 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 mic or bring your instrument and play along or just tap your feet to that great old country beat. Enjoy the dog days of summer at the Whitbourne open mike show.

• Boreal Breaths and Steps. Events in The Boreal Poetry Garden, Sunday Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. Join Marlene Creates (poetry), Nicola Hawkins (dance), Don McKay (poetry), and Louise Moyes (dance) as they lead a walk in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. Come and hear site-specific poems that refer to the immediate environment where you’re standing, and see dance/movement in relation to the site’s natural features. After the walk, we will gather around a small bonfire for some refreshments. Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required.

• “Shake the Leg” at Perchance Theatre, Burnt Head, Cupids on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. For tickets visit, http://perchancetheatre.com.

• St. John the Evangelist Church in Coley’s Point will be holding its annual garden party on Monday, Aug. 4. Tickets are on sale now for turkey coldplate suppers for eat-in and take-out. They are $10 each and are available from any vestry member or by calling 786-6342 or 786-0555. We will also be having games of chance, bingo, pony rides, balloon twisting, entertainment, and so much more starting at 1pm at the church hall in Coley’s Point. Hope to see you there.

• 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 run 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  Avalon Artists Group — Avondale Mid-Summer Art Show at Rumors Hall from Aug. 8-10. Works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. Photography, book sales, sculptures. Art demos at 45 minute intervals. Public auctions and many door prizes. For more information call 229-0639.

• Stephenville Theatre Festival’s 36th season runs to Aug. 10. Visit www.stephenvilletheatrefestival.com or check out the festival’s Facebook page. For tickets call the Festival Box Office at 643-4553.

• The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador holds 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 Aug. 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.

• MUN Botanical Garden Summer Programs July 2-Aug. 25. Beyond the Backyard: Fun Beyond Your Fence — weekdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Suitable for pre-schoolers of all ages and primary school-age children. Afternoon Nature Hike — Weekdays, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Suitable for anyone who can hike on a nature trail for one hour. Registration is not required for these outdoor programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are invited to bring a healthy, nut-free snack. Admission fees apply. Free for MUN students, Friends of the Garden and children 5 years old and younger. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information, please call 864-8590 or visit www.mun.ca/botgarden.

• The Friends of Pippy Park will host its annual open garden tour on Aug. 17. Open to both the pubic and organizations of the park. Will consist of a visit to various gardens across the park and the city, to serve as a visual presentation of St. John’s greenery while also serving as an educational overview about organic farming.

• The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a $5,000 grant program for projects that document, record, present or safeguard the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) of the fishery in the province. The Fisheries ICH Grants are open to town councils, museums, archives or incorporated non-profit cultural and/or heritage organizations. Information available online at www.heritagefoundation.ca, or by contacting the intangible cultural heritage office at 1(888)739-1892 ext 2. Deadline for applications is Aug. 22.

• 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

• The James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum, a heritage drug store circa early 1900s is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from ongoing until Aug. 28. Situated at 488 Water St. St. John’s. A set of oak drug store fixtures made in England in 1879 and many other pharmacy artifacts are on display. Last year a sea medicine chest had been added to the display.

• Visiting author Jennifer Higgens reads from and sicusses her book “Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster” at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.

• 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 Aug. 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.

• Artists Alley Holyrood – Carbonear on Sept. 11 through to Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow artists on the CB Hwy. All artists will have a TAAG sign and # inviting people into their homes. For further Information call Rosemary at 229-0639.

 • The Coastal Sounds choir organization is building a new Ladies’ Choir! Auditions will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 or by appointment. This opportunity is being offered to female singers in the C.B.S. and surrounding areas who are looking for an opportunity to work with other serious-minded singers in a small ensemble setting on largely a cappella repertoire. To find out more or sign up for an audition, email info@coastalsounds.ca or visit www.coastalsounds.ca.

• The Juggernaut is here! It’s a challenging (and fun!) 5K obstacle course designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Coming to St. John’s on October 4, The Juggernaut has teamed up with Clovelly and MAX to bring Newfoundland a safe and exciting event. Conveniently constructed in the heart of east end of St. John’s, The Juggernaut consists of 18 obstacles – all unique and bound to be an experience! The Juggernaut is guaranteed to be a memorable day for all participants – regardless of your skill level. For full details and to register, check out thejuggernautchallenge.com. Registration has started for both individuals and teams. The early bird ticket price of $65 (plus applicable fees and taxes) ends July 25.

• 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.