The Tely Go Guide

Published on August 7, 2014
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The following are the announcements for this week:

Thursday, Aug. 7

The Tuckamore Festival Presents: Late Night Jazz with Patrick Boyle and Bill Brennan on Aug. 7 at 10 p.m. at the Rocket Bakery. For more information visit Tickets and passes available online at or by calling 1-888-311-9090.

Friday, Aug.8

 The 30 Plus Singles Club is having a singles dance on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by Mainline. Members $5, Non-Members $9. Proper Dress — No Jeans. For more information about us, visit our website

Saturday, Aug. 9

All Saints Open Mike, Foxtrap Parish Hall, C.B.S. on Aug. 9. Doors open 7:15 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of great music. For more information call Selina at 834-5960.

Come join the Newfoundland Horticultural Society (NHS) and the Floral Design Group at the 56th Annual Farm Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 9 in building 40 at Cool Climate Crop Research Centre, 308 Brookfield Rd. The NHS members will be displaying an amazing selection of perennials, alpines, cut flowers, annuals, foliage, flowering shrubs — NHS members and The Floral Design Group will be exhibiting stunning floral  displays that will surely inspire you to take a look around your own garden and create a beautiful floral design. This is a free event (including free parking) full of great activities for the whole family. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Green Team to conduct second environmental awareness event at the Friends of the Pippy Park family garden on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at 15 Mount Scio Rd. Admission is free.

Monday, Aug. 11

Ongoing to Aug. 11. “The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare. More info at or call 722-7287.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

BIS, 30 Harvey Rd. —  bingo Tuesday, Aug. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Three cards for $5. Extra cards 50 cents each. Proceeds in aid school lunch program. Come and bring your friends. Further information call 754-0570.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

“Buttons and Bows, Heels and Toes” — Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Time: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8.

Thursday, Aug. 14

 The annual Knights of Columbus Rosary and Light Procession, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. This year’s rosary will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War.


Thursday, August 7

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

• Turrsday@The River, 7 p.m. at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre — a showcase of summer talent.  Local entertainers and artists and their incredible talents and creations: storytellers, acoustic musicians and more.  Contact if you’d like to perform or have books or CDs to sell.  Bar service available.  $2 donation requested for the evening.

• Thursday Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. Association of the Arts in Mount Pearl  will be making bubble wands of all shapes and sizes. At

7 p.m. we will be combining art and science to do some cool experiments that produce unique artistic projects. 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.

 Friday, August 8

• The Winterset in Summer Literary Festival will be held in Eastport from Aug. 8-10. The festival schedule can be found at 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.

• Meet the Lonely American Man on Spectacle Head Trail on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. Meet at Cupids Legacy Centre and walk Spectacle Head Trail. Cost: $10. Pre-registration required by Aug. 7, please pre-register by calling the Cupids Legacy Centre at 528-1610.

• Young scientist: blooms all around you, 1-3 p.m. at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. Join us for a trail walk all about plants.  We’ll learn about the three distinct plant habitats found along the Manuels River, learn to identify some common plants, and go on a scavenger hunt. Please wear appropriate walking shoes and bring water and sunscreen.  Rain plan: activities in the exhibit area.  Included with membership or general admission.  Parents must remain with their children at all times.

 Sunday, August 10

• The Blackhead One Room School and Church Museum (located along the Cape Spear Drive) will hold an afternoon tea on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 2-5 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Treat yourself to sandwiches, sweets, tea and coffee served on china.

 Tuesday, August 12

• August Storytelling Circle on Tuesday Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The Crow's Nest Officers' Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial. Admission is $3. Hosted this month by Ford Elms. If you have a story to tell, or you’d like to just come and listen, be sure to join us on the second Tuesday of every month at the Crow's Nest. For more information about the Storytelling Circle and the annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival,  which happens Oct. 3-10 visit or email

 Wednesday, August 13

• Giant flag raising every Wednesday at noon at the Cupids 1910 Flag Site.

 Thursday, August 14

• 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

• “Queen of Paradise’s Garden” (Puppet Show) Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Perchance Theatre at Cupids. For tickets visit:

Upcoming Events

• 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.

• Soup and sandwich lunch Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Cupids Legacy Centre at noon. Cost: $7 — sponsored by the Cupids Historical Society.

• Citizenship ceremony for New Canadians Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre

• The Conception Harbour Heritage Group hosts its monthly open mic show on the third Sunday of each month and this month’s show will be held on Aug. 17 at the Parish Hall next to the Jamie Murphy Memorial. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the excitement starts at 2p.m.

• 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 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 or call Milly at 722-2239.

• Open Garden Day Tour and Bus Tour 2014. The bus tour will be on Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. The ‘Gardens in Pippy Park’ Bus Tour was created to connect and showcase all of the organizations and people that are engaged in exciting projects in Pippy Park. The tour included MUN Botanical Garden,  MUN Community Garden, Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice,  Easter Seals Garden and the Friends’ own Family Garden (previously co-facilitated with FEAST).  Open Garden Day is a guided tour of some of St. John’s many food gardens. Home gardens, community gardens, demonstration projects and art installations have all been featured in past tours

• The Avalon Dragons’ fourth annual SunSplash Paddle in Paradise, an exciting day of dragon boat racing, will take place Saturday Aug. 16, at Octagon Pond in Paradise.  Thirty community and corporate teams will compete for Fastest Team, Most Pledges and Most Spirited.  The public is invited and there will be activities for kids, food, and music, as well as racing excitement. For full details visit

• 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. Info available online at, or by contacting the intangible cultural heritage office at 1-888-739-1892 ext 2. Deadline for applications is Aug. 22.

• All Saints Parish Foxtrap are hosting the Spirit of the Sea Festival — Aug. 22-24. Friday night there will be an adult dance with music by Lloyd Snow. Tickets will be available at the door. Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 a.m. there will be a Newfoundland style breakfast. Lunch time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. soup, sandwiches, moose burgers, tea and coffee. On Saturday at 6 p.m. enjoy your choice of mouth-watering salmon or cod dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, tea and coffee while enjoying our dinner entertainment. Tickets are available by contacting Aura Farrell 834-9384 or Sandra Taylor at 834-4627. Sunday evening at 7 p.m. our Grand Finale will be a Gospel Hymn Sing with invited local entertainers. Free Will Offering at the door.

• MUN Botanical Garden Summer Programs ongoing until 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 five years old and younger. MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Rd. For more information, please call 864-8590 or visit

• 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: For more information contact: 754-3474 or

• The James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum, a heritage drug store circa early 1900s is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., ongoing until Aug. 28. Situated at 488 Water St. in 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 her book “Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster” at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.

• Painting in the Garden — Botanical Garden Tuesday art group exhibition. Runs until Aug. 31. Viewing of the shows is during the Botanical Garden regular visitor hours, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but is unavailable during conference room bookings. Please call the visitor services desk at 864-8590, to confirm viewing times.

• 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 The exhibit is free and parking is available in lot 18. For QEII Library hours, please see

• 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

• Heavenly Creatures, a local animal rescue group are hosting our 2nd annual silent auction and dinner on Sept. 6 at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. dinner served at

7 p.m. Cost is $35/ticket. Meal is stuffed chicken breast. Vegetarian option available. Over 100 prizes to bid on plus games of chance. Krissy Holmes from CBC will host. To get tickets, visit our website at or call Ashley at 576-0440.

• 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 or visit

• 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 Oct. 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 Registration has started for both individuals and teams.

• The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation will be holding its 25th Annual Telethon on Oct. 5 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.

• 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 storytelling 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 Oct. 17 or visit and email your entry to

 • 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 Contact us at 737-2333 or 1-800-563-5599 or email Cost is $75 for network members and $90 for non-members.